Chapter 16: “We Are Dating”
Seyoung was woken up by the sunrays flittering through the curtains. She turned to Wooyoung’s side of the bed only to find that he is not there – she is all alone in his bed. Where could he be she thought as she gathered the sheets to cover her body when she spied a note on the bedside table. She took the note and it reads:
I’m out to buy us some breakfast; sorry I didn’t wake you up. You’re sleeping so peacefully I don’t have the heart to do so and honestly if I wasn’t worried you might be hungry when you wake up I would’ve just watched you sleep. You don’t have any idea how happy it makes me feel, you sleeping in my bed. I’ll be back soon. I love you and thank you for loving me back, for trusting me. I promise to love you forever and if that’s not possible, I promise to love you this lifetime and next.
She smiled after reading the note and grabbed the pillow that Wooyoung used. She saw the articles of clothing scattered around and blushed and buried her face on the pillow as the flashback of what happened last night comes back to tease her. She tried to shake it off to no avail especially since his scent lingered on the pillow that she’s hugging…
Wooyoung laid her gently on the bed, like she’s some fragile glass that would break by the slightest touch and in truth she feels like she is gonna break and burn any moment. It’s quite difficult to explain because she never felt that way before but she is embracing it – she’s surrendering to the feeling.
Wooyoung gazed at Seyoung, his eyes filled with adoration, love, passion and wonder. He’s dazed and lost at the sight of her in his bed like it’s a mirage or something. But she’s really there, looking at him, his emotions mirrored in her eyes and he can never be surer. He moved to turn off the lights except the dim one then slowly remove his shirt and made his way to the bed.
Even with the light dimmed, Seyoung could see that Wooyoung is shirtless. She could make out his graceful shoulder, his lean muscular arms and his sturdy chest and her heart began to beat harder. When he joined her in bed she fixed her gaze away from him.
“Look at me,” he said softly as he slid his fingers under her chin slowly turning her face to him.
As she met his gaze, he was captivated and mesmerized. Wooyoung’s eyes shows the same emotions that she’s currently feeling and more. His eyes reflects concern, as if asking if she’s alright, giving her a chance to change her mind but it’s too late, she is ready for what is to come. Thus when he slowly moved his lips to hers, she automatically closed her eyes and accepted the kiss wholeheartedly.
Before long, as all their articles of clothing where shed, everything was forgotten – inhibition, time and place. All there was is the two of them, dancing to the tune as old as time, slowly becoming one – body, heart and soul.
Her stomach grumbled, bringing her back to the present. I hope he’s back already she thought as she opened his closet. She took one of his shirt and a boxer and put it on before going out of the room.
“Good morning, gongjunim! The shirt suits you,” Wooyung said. “I was about to bring your breakfast. Hungry?”
“Starving. What have you bought?” she asked, ignoring his comment about the shirt.
“Pancakes, waffles and coffee; oh and there’s sausages too,” Wooyoung said. “Where do you want to eat?”
“Here is good,” she said as she sat on the sofa. “I’m really hungry.”
“Arasso,” Wooyoung agreed and placed the tray on the center table. He then sat beside her and said, “What do you want to eat? I am going to feed you.”
“Wae? I can feed myself just fine,” she said, suddenly feeling shy.
“I know but I want to feed you myself, please.”
“Arasso, whatever pleases you, Wooyoung-ah.”
“Gomawo. Now what do you want to eat?”
“Pancakes and sausages,” she replied.
Just as he said, Wooyoung fed Seyoung entirely, not even letting her touch the food.
“I want to feed you too,” she said after she had enough food.
“I’m okay, I’m still full,” he said.
“Just a bite,” she insisted.
He conceded after shaking his head, “There, I had a bite, am off the hook now, right? Honestly I already ate before coming back. It’s past eleven in the morning.”
“Past eleven? I slept that long? You should have woken me up.”
“Well as I said on my note, gongjunim I didn’t have the heart to. It’s okay; we can sleep all day if that’s what you want to do anyways.”
“You don’t have any schedule today?” she asked.
“Nope, I have a few days off and I plan to spend time with you. What do you want to do? Is there any place you want to go to?” he said pointing to tray as if asking if she done.
She nodded and said, “Hmmmm, I can’t think of any right now? How about you, do you wish to go somewhere?”
He took the tray to the kitchen and came back and sat closely next to her, “How about Busan? Will you go to Busan with me? Uri Omma is dying to see you again.”
“Busan sounds great, I’ll come with you; I miss Omonim too. I need to tell uri Omma of your plan first though.”
“I’ll ask permission personally later when I drop you. I need to apologize for what happened last time too.”
“Alright,” she said smiling. “When is this later that you are talking about?”
“In a few hours? I just wanna be with you like this,” he said as he put his arms around her, pulling Seyoung closer to him. He snuggled closer and said, “I guess this is what you call heaven on Earth.”
“You think so?” she asked, trying to look anywhere but his face.
“I know so,” he said, pulling her even closer to him.
They stayed wrapped in each other’s arms for a long moment, contented, happy, at peace. He occasionally gives her a peck all over her face, making her smile and shake her head. Wooyoung could really be overly cute and funny at times, it’s hard to believe how serious he really is as a person. But his acting all cute now is no doubt because of her and her alone.
“I have a wish, Seyoung-ah,” he said out of the blue.
“Mwo? Wish? What wish are you suddenly talking about?”
““Kugeu itchana, I suddenly remembered when you played the piano for my birthday; I really, really loved it,” he said, looking at her with pleading eyes. “Can you play the piano for me once more?”
“Wae gabjagi piano Wooyoung-ah? I can’t, I didn’t practice,” she said honestly.
“Please, han bonman, tak han bonman,” he said, killer aegyo on the loose.
“Arasso, arasso. Ah chincha,” she said as she makes her way to the piano. “I really should learn how not to be affected by your aegyo. Don’t laugh if I make mistakes okay?”
“Assa, Seyoung-ie’s gonna play the piano for me!” he said clapping. “Why should I laugh, you’re good.”
“I’ll pretend I didn’t hear that. Here’s goes nothing,” she said as she started to play.
Why do birds suddenly appear?
Every time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you…
Why do stars fall off from the sky?
Every time you walk by?
Just like me, they long to be,
Close to you…
Wooyoung can’t take his eyes off Seyoung, amazed at how giving she is to him. He loves her choice of song, what it implies and it’s making him giddier by the moment. In all honesty, he just wants to remain close to her as much as she will permit him, as much as she would let him.
On the day that you were born
The angels got together
They decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair
And put a starlight in your eyes so blue
That is why all the girls in town
Follow you, all around
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you…
“Wow, uri Seyoung-ie is really amazing! You really can do anything and I am so lucky,” he said, clapping his hand earnestly.
“You’re just saying that,” she said as she makes her way back to the sofa. She can feel her cheeks burning and she could swear that her face is as red as it could ever get.
“No I am not, I mean it. I’m really lucky to have you and I’ll never get tired of letting you know,” he said, opening his arms for her.
“Alright, I believe you, don’t wear it out,” she said as she leans on him. “I’m sleepy Wooyoung-ah.”
“Sleep then, we have all the time today. Sleep tight, my Seyoung-ie,” he said pulling her to a comfortable position.
Seyoung closed her eyes and in no time, fell asleep in the arms of the man she loves.
She woke up an hour later and they decided to head to her house after freshening up. As they waited for the signal to turn green and while she was brushing his hair off of his eyes, his phone rang. It was Park Jinyoung.
“Jinyoung hyung, annyeonghaseyo. Have you been well?” Wooyoung greeted once he answered the phone.
“Oh Wooyoung-ah, I am okay. Where are you?” Jinyoung asked.
“I’m on my way to drop Seyoung to her house. I might stay there for a bit. Is something up? Do we have a sudden schedule?” he asked his voice suddenly gloomy.
“No, it’s nothing like that; it’s good that you are with Seyoung. I need you two to go to the office, take the back entrance; I have people waiting for you and stay covered okay?”
“Wae, hyung? Moosun il itsseotsseoyo?”
“I’ll tell you when you get here. Make sure you’re not being followed,” he said before hanging up.
“Is there a problem?” Seyoung asked, concerned.
“Jinyoung hyung didn’t say anything. He just said to go to the office with you,” he replied, puzzled. “What could be the problem?”
“We’ll know when we get there. But I do hope it’s nothing serious,” she said.
“I hope so too,” he answered. “Don’t think too much, everything’s gonna be fine.”
In no time at all they reached Wooyoung’s office. As instructed, they took the back entrance and sure enough, there were staffs waiting for them. They were escorted to Jinyoung’s office and they waited for him to come.
Woyoung-ah, Seyoung-sshi, you’re here, that’s good. I wanted to show you something,” he said as he enters his office. He went straight to his table and took an envelope. “These have been circulating the net since morning. Dispatch took it.”
Wooyoung took the envelope from Jinyoung and took out its content. It was pictures of him and Seyoung, holding hands as they were making their way to his car.
“Even if you can’t clearly see Seyoung-sshi’s face thanks to your snapback Wooyoung-ah, it’s still clear that it’s her. The same goes to you Wooyoung-ah, the mask didn’t help at all,” Jinyoung said. “You kids have to be more careful.”
“But hyung, we are dating,” Wooyoung reasoned.
“I know, everyone in the company knows and Seyoung-sshi’s family and closest friends know that you guys are dating. For now let’s keep it at that.”
“Hyung…” Wooyoung said.
“It’s for your own good – you and Seyoung-sshi. She’s already in a tight spot as it is, we don’t want things to get nasty and we both know that it’s going to be once the public knows what is the real deal between you two.”
“But hyung, I want to be responsible about everything.”
“I understand where you’re coming from Wooyoung-ah, believe me I do. I’m not saying that you can’t go public with your relationship; I’m saying not now. After everything has been cleared and once you two are both sure of yourselves and your relationship; once you think that you can handle your relationship going public and take everything that the public throws at you, by then I will be the first to let them know. But for now, we have stopped the news from getting out of proportions,” Jinyoung explained.
Both of them were silent. Wooyoung was trying his best not to lose his temper and Seyoung is deep in her thoughts, contemplating what to say.
“I’ll let you two talk; I’ll be back in twenty minutes,” Jinyoung declared before going out the door.
“Seyoung-ah, are you okay? Mianhae, I shouldn’t have brought you here,” he said looking intently at her.
“Ani, gwenchana. Actually, I agree with what your president said. Let’s keep our relationship to ourselves and to those people close to us,” she said, speaking her mind.
“Wooyoung-ah, it’s okay, I’m okay with it. It’s reasonable. Kurigo, everything about us is already out there, the public had their share of seeing us as virtual husband and wife but for now, I don’t want to share our relationship with them yet. I want to be greedy about it; I want it to be just for us, just the two of us at least for now,” she reasoned.
He was speechless; he didn’t expect her to be so accepting. He thought she would feel bad about what Jinyoung said but she isn’t. She is completely level headed and that’s when he remembered – this woman is not someone who would just accept things without looking at it thoroughly.
She looked into his eyes, the only way she can think of for him to be assured that she is really fine and said, “Maybe later on, much later, I’m going to share my happiness with the public but for now, I want to be selfish about my happiness. I am happy Wooyoung-ah, I am very happy that I am yours and you are mine. That’s all that matters.”
He can’t help but smile at her declaration. He is so happy and proud to have this woman as his girlfriend that it’s making him teary eyed. He hugged her tightly and said, “Kure, I will go with what you want especially if that will make you happy. That is all that I want – to make you happy. And no, I won’t be sharing you with anyone at all, you are mine and I love you. And if loving you is not enough, I will give everything to figure out what’s missing and give it all to you.”
They heard a knock which made them let go of each other. The door opened and Jinyoung entered.
“What have you two decided?” he asked.
“We will follow your decision, Sir,” Seyoung said. “We will be careful not to be photographed from now on.”
“That’s a good decision, thank you for being reasonable Seyoung-ah and please, call me Oppa, you are after all part of my family,” he said.
“Thank you, Oppa,” she said awkwardly. “Thank you for looking after us.”
“It’s a pleasure; I hope you rub some reason to this baby here. See how he’s reacting to that, aigoo! Yah, act properly, your girlfriend is here.”
“Hyung, don’t say things like that, what if she leaves me for someone manly,” Wooyoung said, pouting.
“You’re right Oppa, Wooyoung-ie is really a big baby most of the time. Do you happen to know anyone who’s manly so I can dump this baby,” she said, teasing Wooyoung.
“Yah, you said you love me and you are mine, what are you talking about?”
“Yah, joyonghehae!” she said, trying to cover his mouth.
“Aigoo, you two; get out of here! You’re gonna invite ants to my office,” he said dismissing them. “Don’t forget what I said, be careful.”
“Ne, hyung; kamsahamnida. We’re going,” Wooyoung said.
“Oppa, kamsahamnida, we’ll see you soon,” Seyoung added.
“Kure, take care you two.”
They walked out of the door hand in hand and made their way to where the car was parked. He opened the door for her then get into the driver’s seat.
“Shall we take you home?” he asked as he turns on the engine.
“Yes, wangjanim,” she said smiling.
He pinched her cheeks then drove away. Once they reached the main road, they noticed a car following them.
“Do you see that car? I think we are being followed,” Seyoung said.
“I think so too. I guess we will have to take a longer route going to your house,” he said then glanced at her. “I don’t mind. I get to be with you longer so it’s all good with me.”
“Na do, I’m okay with it,” she said, placing her hand on his.
Someday, I will shout to the world that she is the woman I love, that she is my missing piece. For now I’ll go with what makes her happy because she is my happiness, he thought.
Someday, I will share with the world how happy I am that he is mine, but for now I’ll keep this happiness to myself, I’ll hold it as close as I can just like how close I want to keep this man beside me, she thought.
“What are you thinking of?” he asked as he noticed her smiling.
“You. What are you thinking of?” she asked.
“You,” he replied.
They smiled at each other and said at the same time, “I love you.”
After some time, they lost the car tailing them and they took the road to her house. They know it is going to be a lot difficult now especially since they were photographed together but it’s all good for now. Nothing else matters anyways, what matters is they’re together, that they love each other. What matters is they are dating.
– The End –
It’s five in the morning and it’s cold but Wooyoung and Seyoung are leisurely walking at the shore. They are going to visit Wooyoung’s family but decided to stop by the beach since they both love the sea.
“Do you remember the last time we were here? It was raining that time and I can still remember your annoyance because of that,” Wooyoung said, brushing her hair off her eyes.
“It was cold back then; well it is colder now. The only difference is it’s not raining,” she said.
“And I can put my arm around you like this without you protesting,” he teased as he put his arm around her.
“There is that. But I am still really cold.”
He stood behind her then gave her a hug, “How about now?”
“Much better, but how can we walk?”
“Let’s stay like this for a while.”
“Kure, this is good.”
“Can I ask you something?” said Wooyoung after a while.
“What is it?”
“Did it ever cross your mind while we were filming WGM that we could be together in real life like this?”
“Honestly, I wished we would. I saw the other side of you and I really liked it, I love it actually that before I knew it, it was too late. I’ve mixed up what’s real and reel and it lead me to this, to you,” she answered honestly. “How about you, did you ever think of making me your girlfriend for real while we were filming WGM?”
“I was actually thinking of making you my wife for real,” he said making her turn to look at him. “Seriously, I wanted you to be mine for real so bad that sometimes I just wish we could just disappear somewhere together without the crew so I can be completely honest with you that I have really and seriously fallen for you.”
“Aigoo, such a charming boy, uri Wooyoung-ie,” she smiled happily and pinched both his cheeks before breaking away from his hug.
“Yah, that hurts!” he shouted.
“Have a taste of your own medicine,” she said sticking her tongue out then running away.
“You’re dead once I catch you! Come here,” he said as he runs after her.
They we’re laughing as they run on the shore playing catch me if you can. Once Wooyoung caught Seyoung, he tickled her mercilessly before giving her a soft kiss on her lips.
“Let’s go home, before someone sees us here,” he said, putting his arm around her.
They walked happily to where he parked his car. Unknown to them, someone was watching from the shadows, hatred, contempt and envy shown in his eyes.
Yutgattoonnom, now it’s not just a career but you also have the woman that I really like; I swear I’m gonna take everything away from you. Too bad Minji couldn’t do any damage, but I could, I can. I’ll never forgive you for stealing everything from me, the man from the shadows thought as he watched them get into his car and drive away.
I would like to take this part to thank everyone who took their time to read my first ever fan fiction, your encouragements meant a lot to me. Thank you for sticking with me to the end.
To the acquaintances that I made while writing this fan fiction, I hope we could be good friends as time goes by.
To Mommy Beth for putting up with all my blabbering regarding what I am writing and for actually taking time to read it, you do not have any idea how touched I am.
To my brother dyeyar, for being supportive even if he didn’t actually read what I wrote, thanks bro, you’re so busted once I take my vacation. Just kidding.
And lastly, I wanna thank my dear friend Nelly, for giving me the best gift that I can ever think of – time. Thanks for taking the time to proofread for me. Honestly this past two weeks I’m really feeling completely guilty whenever I disturb you to proofread, especially since I know that you are under the weather. Thank you very much from the bottom of my slightly sadistic heart and I love you flower.
Index of Songs Used (Background Music and Included in the Fan Fiction)
- Thank You, Thank You by Ra.D
- Love Song by 2PM
- Pull and Pull by 2PM
- Found Violin Single by Ahn Junsung
- Thinking Out Loud, Violin Cover by Ahn Junsung
- Lost Stars, Violin Cover by Ahn Junsung
- Lost Stars, Song Cover by Eric Nam and Park Jimin (15&)
- The Road to Me, Song Cover by Yoon ShiYoon
- Madly by FT Island
- Best Mistake by Ariana Grande feat. Big Sean
- Be With You by Jang Wooyoung
- Falling Down by Jang Wooyoung
- Could Not Even Start by Jang Wooyoung
- Turning Page by Sleeping At Last
- Terrified by Katharine McPhee – lyrics used, Chapter 3
- All of Me by John Legend – lyrics used, Chapter 4
- My Only Girl by Jang Wooyoung – translated lyrics used, Chapter 7
- Little Star by Standing Egg – lyrics used, Chapter 9
- Without You by David Guetta feat. Usher – lyrics used, Chapter 13
- Anytime by Jay Sean – lyrics used, Chapter 14
- Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran – lyrics used, Chapter 15
- Close to You, Song Cover by Corrine May – lyrics used Chapter 16
Carpe Diem. Caritas Christi Urget Nos.