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28 February 2009 @ 09:25 pm
Deep Chapter Four  
Title: Deep (4/?)
Authors: omen1x2 and sakura121
Rating: PG - NC-17
Fandom: DBSK/TVXQ, Super Junior cameos
Pairing: JaeChun, HoSu, slight MinSu (more later)
Disclaimer: The setting’s mine. The characters aren’t.
Summary: Centuries in the future, humanity hasn’t moved onto the stars as previously theorized. As the earth changes, everything is covered by ocean, and underwater cities become the means of survival.

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three





Deep
Chapter Four
Written by Omen-chan and Sakura-chan





It’s ridiculous, he thinks, how the absence of one person is more than enough to change the entire atmosphere of a place.

His second day at school with Jaejoong gone, and he feels as if he’s wading through murky waters, surrounded by nothing but corpses. Everyone’s nothing more than horrific ghosts of what should be alive, but aren’t. And not one of them realizing that they’re dead.

‘Missing him’ isn’t nearly strong enough a phrase. It’s like he’s one of the corpses himself, and the only difference between him and the others is that he, at least, realizes it.

He avoids the tunnel to the music hall, choosing to skip the class entirely rather than have to live with that excruciating ache in his chest. Jaejoong’s absence is felt in every moment of the day, in the very lack of him at his side. He doesn’t need to exacerbate it.

His brain clicks for a moment, and he suddenly realizes that he’s in his lecture hall. In his lecture hall, and suddenly everything makes sense. For the first time in what seems a lifetime, he finally feels alive again, and he has a plan.

Under the pretense of activating his data terminal to study, Yoochun gets ready.



“Geez, Junsu, where have you been?”

Junsu grins at Yunho and slings him a mock-salute. “In the head, captain!”

Rolling his eyes, Yunho grabs a bag and heads out of the room. “Well, we’re running late. We’ve still got to head up to pick up supplies and equipment, and if we’re late picking up Changmin from Uni, he’s gonna kick our asses.”

With his back turned to Junsu, Yunho can’t see how strained and weak his laughter really is.



“Now, what is it you were wanting to discuss, Shim? Not wanting to drop my class, I hope?”

Changmin shakes his head adamantly. “No, Professor. Definitely not. I wanted to ask you about… about Omega Virus.”

The professor’s eyebrows disappear into his hairline. “You do realize that I’m just a marine biologist, don’t you?”

“I do, sir. But I also know you’re trying to find a cure.”

Hitting the datapad on his desk to close the door to his lecture hall, he turns back to Changmin, voice hushed. “How do you know about that?” When he isn’t given a reply, the professor sighs. “Right. I probably don’t want to know.”

“Have you found one yet?”

“A cure?”

The boy nods, swallowing around a lump in his throat.

“No, Shim. I haven’t.”

Changmin nods again, eyes fixed firmly on the floor. His voice comes out in a strangled, “Oh.”

“You have to understand, we still have no idea how the virus is even contracted.” He pauses. “Do you… know someone that has it?”

“I don’t know. Maybe.” Changmin moves towards the door, and the professor obligingly opens it for him. “Do you think you’ll-”

“No.”

Park Hyun Suk sighs as his youngest and brightest pupil leaves the room. He doesn’t like that look of complete and utter hopelessness in the boy’s eyes. It reminds him too much of his own son.

Even though it doesn’t help, even though the boy’s already gone, he whispers, “I’m sorry.” He’s not sure if he’s saying it to his student, or his son. But in the end, he decides, it doesn’t matter. He’s powerless either way.



Yoochun grabs Hualin’s arm as soon as class is over. “I need to talk to you.” She doesn’t look at him as she nods and follows him to a secluded corner as the other students begin to file out.

“I. Um. I’m not going to marry you. I can’t.”

Hualin nods, staring towards the front of the lecture hall. “I know.” She gives the wall a small, self-deprecating smile. “I always knew. Not because of those stupid rumors. But because of the way you always looked at him. You…” Her voice chokes for a moment. She clears it before continuing, “There’s no way you’d ever be able to look at me. Not with how much you love him.”

“Yeah.” He bites his lip and looks down at his hands. “I’m sorry.”

She finally turns and smiles at him, her cheeks dry but her eyes shining with suppressed tears. “I know that too.”



“What about this?”

“Are you insane? Where would we put it?”

“Oh, I can think of a lot of places. Your pillow, fold it in your uniform, maybe throw it on you while you’re washing…”

“… Put the fish back, Junsu.”

Junsu grins as he complies. “You’re no fun.”

“And hurry up. I think I saw the crew for the-”

“Oh, Yunho… Are you really planning on running away before we can play?”

Yunho grimaces and turns around to face the newcomer. “Heechul.”

“What’s that face for? Aren’t you happy to see me?”

Smothering his laugh behind his hand, Junsu turns to Yunho. “Didn’t we say something like that to Yesung hyung yesterday?”

“Awwww… Were you abusing Yesung again? Don’t you know that’s my job?”

Yunho’s face breaks into a grin. “I don’t think it’s so much a job as an enjoyable pastime.”

The three of them snicker together for a moment, before Heechul grabs Yunho’s arm and pulls him away while Junsu continues their shopping.

Sighing in relief at the momentary reprieve, Junsu leans against a counter strewn with a variety of items, from ship parts to cheap, pollution-riddled fish for cooking. Yunho had mentioned earlier that he was being quieter than usual, and in response, Junsu had steadily worn himself out as he tried to live up to his usual hyperactive cheeriness.

“Hey, Junsu! Grab that fish! I want to throw it on Captain Heechul!”

Junsu laughs and grabs the fish, running over to them.

“Nooooo! I’ll call Kangin! I will! Don’t you dare mess up my hair!



Jerking out of sleep, Jaejoong stares through his wall of plexi-glass, blind to the beauty beyond it, and tries to calm his racing heart. His bedroom door slides open silently, and he tenses, trying to prepare himself for more abuse, and knowing that he’s too vulnerable at the moment to build up his walls again.

He jerks in shock as a familiar soft touch falls over his hair, and dark eyes move to stare unbelievingly at the apparition in front of him. “Yoochun…?”

Yoochun’s cheeks dimple sweetly. “Hey, Jaejoongie.”

“What are you doing here?”

“Gippeum let me in.” Jaejoong gives a faint smile at the mention of the family servant that had been more mother to him than his biological one. Yoochun bends over and plants a soft kiss on the corner of his lover’s lips. “Come on, get up. We’re going.”

“Going?” He stands slowly, so accustomed to trying to hide injuries from Yoochun that he doesn’t even think about it anymore.

“We’re running away.”

Jaejoong nods slowly. Doesn’t think, doesn’t question. “… Okay.”




~to be continued…~



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성희sungie86 on March 1st, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
LETS ELOPE JAECHUN.

RIGHT NAO.

CAPTAIN HEECHUL MAKES ME THINK OF METROSEXUAL PIRATES. 8DDDDDDDD

also Changmin <3.
Omen-chan: Kirito - Flowersomen1x2 on March 1st, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
lmao
Jaejoong and Yoochun should TOTALLY elope. And I'm not talking fiction here. I think they should run away and get married and fight over who carries whom over the threshold. XD

Captain Heechul is all kinds of wrong. I want to write a sidestory where he steals acquires his ship through completely legitimate means.
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Omen-chanomen1x2 on March 1st, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
I had fun writing my Captain Heechul like you would not believe. He's gonna be making more appearances, believe me. ♥

As for the rest, we're getting up to the last scene done between me and my friend before I started writing the fic, so the updates are going to start slowing down, I'm afraid. But I'll still be working on it, believe me.
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Kender: キリト \\ nice toeskinderegg88 on March 1st, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
DUDE, FUCK YES. JAECHUN ELOPEMENT. CAPTAIN HEECHUL.

You're all kinds of win. You know this, right? ♥
Omen-chanomen1x2 on March 1st, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
I wonder if the crew of Heechul's ship fear death in ways that no other ship's crew does. XD

Sungmin: WHO FUCKED UP THE ELECTRIC WIRING IN THE ENGINE ROOM?!?!?!
Heechul: .... My future-equivalent-of-television wasn't working, and I didn't want to miss my favorite drama...
Shindong: *from another room* Who took the fan from the computer terminal?!
Heechul: I needed to dry my hair!

And no, I did not know that. But if you say so, I shall accept it as truth. XD
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Ra~yomi_chan305 on March 1st, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD YES YES YES RUN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D

That's just... too entierly perfect. xD I can't wait to see where they run off to. ♥

Oh and I know I said I was gonna sit and wait for this chapter but, I have to admit, I caved. Eating was essential. D:
Omen-chan: Hiroto - Cute <3omen1x2 on March 1st, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
The running away was the important part. The real story begins after they do. ♥

I understand, hun. Don't even worry about it. ^o^
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Omen-chan: kannivalism - Ryou and Yuuchi - Hustleomen1x2 on March 1st, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
Heechul was crazy fun, dude. My absolute favorite part about writing this chapter. Hands down. ♥

Oooo! I want a JaeChun support banner! *bounces* Lucky bum. XD
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saya: DBSK: jae - glassessaya_l on March 1st, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
homg.
i need more *-*

Omen-chan: TVXQ - Changmin's Too Tallomen1x2 on March 1st, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
I'll write more soon! Promise! ^o^
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Khaddiee.trini_sky on March 1st, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
ohh he found him! and they're gonna run away! but to where? and as much as I like the JaeChun love, I can't help but feel bad about poor Hualin. She must feel so lonely and sad and disappointed :(

update soon! xx
Omen-chan: Hiroto - Cute <3omen1x2 on March 1st, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Hualin's got it rough. I feel bad for her too. ;___;

I will! Promise! ^^
Meijaemeijin on March 29th, 2009 07:43 am (UTC)
its been so long since i read ur fanic. Gomenasai. I hv some work to do. i need to back & forth among three towns to handle it. That’s why i can’t do some internet stuffs :(

exciting! i've to admit that at 1st i kinda confused by this fantasy theme. but after read every chapter, not only the main story, i'm also curious bout the side story.

jaechun hv to elope!
i wonder what will happen during the runaway process. will they successfully doing it or fail? & looking forward for the story after that.


Omen-chan: Naoomen1x2 on April 2nd, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
Hey, it's okay. *hugs* Life's much more important than fanfiction sometimes. ^____^

After I finish the main story, I'm actually planning on writing a series of sidestories about other characters. I can't let my Deep!verse go to waste; I put way too much time and effort on it.

I'll be finishing the next chapter soon, I promise. ^^;;;;
.xsuju_addictx on December 14th, 2010 10:23 am (UTC)
OMG, JAECHUN OMG
*holds up pompoms*
JAECHUN GO GO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!