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02 April 2009 @ 12:50 am
Deep Chapter Five  
Title: Deep (5/?)
Authors: omen1x2 and sakura121
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: DBSK/TVXQ, Super Junior cameos
Pairing: JaeChun, HoSu, 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
Chapter Four





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





The greatest fear the scientists had as they constructed the cities was the fear of disease. The enclosed nature of the underwater structures, although clearly necessary, made the spread of infection much too easy to be ignored, so certain changes in lifestyle were made necessary.

Hualin swallows painfully as she realizes that she had been reading the same paragraph on her data terminal for the past twenty minutes. The students around her, clearly uninterested in the lesson, whisper amongst themselves. She catches bits and pieces of the conversations, although she tries not to. Tries to refocus on her lesson.

Because of these stringent conditions, many new customs were adopted, controlling almost every aspect of their lives, from their clothing to their society (ex. gloves and clothing covering any possible excess skin, improper physical affection, and separation of classes through levels).

Unbidden, a mental image of Yoochun’s bare hands, which she had never seen, caressing Kim’s lips enters her mind. She tries to fight it and continue.

However, the basis of these social customs have been mostly erased from general knowledge, and many levels have begun to ignore the necessary social niceties. On all levels below Gamma, the wearing of gloves is greatly ignored except in the most formal conditions, and on the lowest levels, unable to afford the costly but healthier methods of procreation, residents have resorted to base fornication.

It’s useless to try and study, she decides, as two teardrops land on her terminal.



Yoochun can’t quite seem to stop looking over his shoulder nervously as they make their way to the lesser used Dongjjok Lift. He almost wants to stop Jaejoong from swiping his ID card to open the doors, terrified that his father had decided to come home from work early, that the doors would open on the man, despite his normal use of the Namjjok Lift.

Even as they stepped inside and saw that the large lift with its luscious plush was completely empty, he couldn’t quite shake the feeling that everything was going to go wrong.

Jaejoong doesn’t say anything as he sits on one of the comfortable, cushioned seats against the plexi-glass wall. He hums to himself as his hands play with the straps of his bag, eyes half-closed and a smile playing at his lips. Yoochun relaxes despite himself.

After a few moments, Jaejoong raises an eloquent eyebrow at Yoochun, and the shorter haired boy realizes that the lift’s AI had been trying to make itself heard.

“You are now on Beta Level. Please select the level which you would like to visit. You are now on Beta Level. Please select the level which you would like to visit.”

Groaning at the annoying, overly-chipper voice, Yoochun looks over the glowing display of symbols, just wanting to make the damn thing shut up.

“You are now on Beta Level. Please select the level which you would like to visit.”

Without much thought, he taps the triangular symbol.

“Thank you. You have selected Delta Level. Your estimated time of arrival is approximately thirty-eight minutes.” The maddeningly cheerful voice fades away, to be replaced with irritating, digitally altered soulless jazz-like music. It sounded a great deal like the chimes his data terminal at home made to wake him in the morning, he thinks as he makes his way to sit next to Jaejoong.

With a sort of intellectual curiosity, Yoochun looks around as the lift descends, taking in the rich, classic, burgundy plush seats, dark blue carpet, and soft, luminescent half-globes spread over the floor. The high-level lift looks more like a sitting room for one of Jaejoong's father's lavish parties than a means to go to a lower level.

Jaejoong wraps an arm around Yoochun’s shoulders, pulling him close, and presses their cheeks together as he murmurs, “Let me tell you a story…”



The door swishes open and Changmin can’t help but sigh as Junsu walks in, eyes too bright and face much too pale. “It’s getting worse, isn’t it?”

Junsu doesn’t reply as he stares down, fingers pulling roughly at each other. He and Yunho had a tendency to avoid Changmin’s domain, only visiting the med lab when necessary.

This… was necessary.

“Junsu?”

“It’s…” He sighs and rubs his temples, and then continues in a whisper. “It’s not just nightmares anymore.”

Changmin can’t repress a shudder, mind going blank and then working too fast and then blank again, and the only thought pounding in his head loud enough to understand is that he'd hoped they'd been wrong.

He meets Junsu’s eyes across the room, and doesn’t even realize as he takes long strides closer until their chests are pressed together. They’re clutching at each other tightly, as if they can push the death away with their very closeness.

When they kiss, hard and desperate, neither of them try to stop it, despite the salty tears falling into their mouths.



As he steps off the lift, gently pulling Yoochun along, Jaejoong tries to take in as much of the district as he can. Delta Level, although the highest of the mid-levels, still has a gritty, industrial feel. Instead of public garden areas and elegant pathways, there are large, grey buildings, pushed together as if there couldn’t possibly be enough room in this small space.

To Jaejoong, it looks like heaven compared to Beta Level's pristine perfection of perfectly manicured gardens, immaculate-looking houses, and sterile environment.

“Where do we go from here, Yoochun?”

It takes a few minutes to get his bearings, but Yoochun finally sets off towards the residential areas with Jaejoong following.

“So what’s the plan? Do we have a plan?”

Yoochun can’t help smiling to himself. When they were children, Jaejoong had had a tendency to begin babbling when nervous, and its reoccurrence now gave him a strange, warm feeling of home.

“I kept in touch with a couple of my friends through e-mail. I haven’t seen them in years-”

Jaejoong snorts as he interrupts teasingly, “Yeah, I figured that much out on my own.”

Yoochun continues, raising his voice over Jaejoong’s, “-But I think there’s one that lives by himself in my old building. He might take us in for a while.”

Jaejoong moves as close to Yoochun as he can without actually touching him. This level is much busier than his own, and the press of bodies makes him feel deeply nervous. He smiles in relief as Yoochun discreetly takes his hand.

He doubted anyone would be able to notice in this mob anyway.



A loud beeping noise begins to echo through the bridge, immediately followed by a loud, painful-sounding thunk. Rubbing his head, Yunho crawls slowly out from under the nav terminal and glares at the blinking light on the control panel.

No one’s there to see him, he decides as he continues to crawl the rest of the way to hit the switch. “What do you want, Heechul?”

“How’d you know it was me? Awwww! Does my Yunho ah answer every transmission in the hopes that it's me? That’s so sweet!”

Yunho rolls his eyes and pulls himself into his captain’s chair, letting himself sprawl comfortably. “Don’t be stupid. Who else could it possibly be?” He decides to refrain from his secret belief that the captain of the Shining Star had an unfailing ability to know exactly when to call to cause the greatest physical injury. It sounded too much like paranoia, and he didn’t want to give Heechul more bait either. “And I’m not going to apologize about the fish.”

“You are a cruel man, Jung Yunho. One day, I shall have my revenge.”

“Don’t bother. Junsu already put the damn thing on my captain’s chair earlier. It made a fantastic squish.” He props his feet up on the panel as he waits for Heechul to stop laughing. “So, what did you want to talk about? I’m a busy man. Consoles to fix, people to heal. Fiends to kill. It’s different for you, with your big ass crew. All you have to do is sit in your captain’s chair and look pretty while everyone else does the work.”

“Actually…” Heechul’s voice turns unusually soft and hesitant, and Yunho’s feet drop to the deck as he sits up, suddenly serious. Heechul hadn't even bothered giving a glib response. “I… I wanted to talk about Junsu.”

Yunho frowns. “What about Junsu?”

“He doesn’t seem… different to you?”

Chewing on his lower lip, Yunho tries to stall for time as his mind backtracks and trips over memories. “Different how?”

“I don’t know, it’s just…”

“Just?”

“I think you need to talk with him.”

“Heechul, if you’re just trying to jerk me around-”

“I’m not. You know I’m not.”

There’s a loud rustling and a muffled argument, and then Kangin’s deep voice comes on. “Captain Heechul’s being a dick. Just ignore him.”

He’s interrupted by Heechul, sounding much more emotional and frantic than Yunho had ever heard him before. “I am not, Kangin! And I know this is important. Yunho, I think… I think that you’re too close to see it clearly. Or you don’t want to see it. Or something. But I think Junsu knows.”

Yunho hits the switch, harder than he’d meant to, breaking the communication. He stares down at the comm panel, at the broken switch in his hand, and all he can think is that he’ll have to fix this after he finishes with the nav console.

As he makes his way back to his tools, he shoves the entire conversation out of his mind.




~to be continued…~



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Cat: changminjunsu_luvr on April 2nd, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
DDD8 No! Su!
And Yunho! DDD8 This is bad... TT-TT
So...is HoSuMin on a lower level? I'm kinda confused about that...
And Jaejoong and Yoochun...whats going to happen to them?
Can't wait for the next chapter! So many questions...lol Hopefully it comes out sooner this time. ^^
Omen-chan: TVXQ - Changmin's Too Tallomen1x2 on April 2nd, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
*snuggles* Yeah, writing those Su and Yunho scenes just depressed the hell out of me. ;_____;

And yeah, those three are on a different level. You'll find out more about which one later.

And, uh, yeah, hopefully I'll get the next chapter out soon. Believe me, I was wallowing in guilt with every day that passed. ^^;;;;
Ra~yomi_chan305 on April 2nd, 2009 01:49 pm (UTC)
OOOOO HUZZAH YAY! Gonna go read now. xD
Ra~yomi_chan305 on April 2nd, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
Aw, I'm kinda worried about Su. D: *tugs on sleeve* he'll be ok right? RIGHT?! D:::

♥ Minsu *pokes them* ♥ (I'm so silly that I can't even remember who kissed who. >_>)

Yay, new chappie, lol. xD Lovely as always~

So how have you been dear, whats new?
Omen-chan: Kohtaomen1x2 on April 2nd, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
*whistles and hums and looks away* Heehee! You'll just have to find out, won't you?

And nothing new here, really. Sadly. I like new things.
Kender: キリト \\ freeloaderkinderegg88 on April 2nd, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
DSJKHSDASKJDSAKJHD JUNSUUUUUUUUUU~ D:

Also, LOL @ "Shining Star." XD

Once again you are amazing. How do you do it? Do you pour rainbows in your coffee/tea/beverage right before your start typing?
Omen-chan: Jaejoong Smileomen1x2 on April 2nd, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I knoooooooow! I can't believe I'm torturing that poor baby so much. I am evil. ;_____;

*snorts* Yeah, just wait until you find out Yunho's ship's name. I actually chose Shining Star as a continuation of that one.

And... nooooo? Personally, I think it's the JaeChun. Every time those two have a moment I have to either die from the cute or write it. XD
Khaddiee.: yunho2trini_sky on April 2nd, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
Ohh, poor Hualin :( I feel so sorry for her, she's in such a state. :(

And Junsu's getting worse and everyone else sees but Yunho. But I really like that Changmin is the comfort for Junsu around this time. If it was Yunho, he wouldn't have gotten anything. :(

And finally, Yoochun has a plan. I really like your Jaejoong in this story, he's all very docile. And amazingly, you make me actually Yoochun here. I normally avoid anything with Chun, but you keep pulling me back to read it. I guess this is a different kind of fanfiction, different as in amazing. Update soon! :DD xx
Omen-chan: Shou - Glassesomen1x2 on April 2nd, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
I know. I feel so cruel to this poor character I created. ;_____;

Yeah, Yunho's kind of clueless about the whole thing. But there's actually a very good reason for it. He isn't being mean, it's just a sort of defense mechanism for him, with the denial.

There's a couple things you have to remember about Jaejoong in this, too. For starters, he's been abused by his father, and for another, he doesn't really care what they're doing as long as he and Yoochun are running away. He... uh... won't be staying docile forever. XD

And eeeeehhhhhhhh?????? ;______________; *snuggles Chunnie*
Khaddiee.trini_sky on April 2nd, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
Ohh now I understand the Yunho situation. He knows but he doesn't want to believe it. So that's why he broke the switch when he shut off Heechul. The truth is getting to him and it's getting more realistic.

Ohh he has? Did you mention it? If you did, I must've forgotten about it, there's so many angles to this story. And true. I look forward to you making Jaejoong... not docile anymore LOL

Yesh, tis true. I'm not much of a fan of Yoochun, shockingly. *pokes Chun*
NEO*Asa-chanskeletal_blue on April 3rd, 2009 08:36 am (UTC)
I feel like reminding you about my husband dear lover of mine....;3;
you're making him such a pervert. TAT
Omen-chan: Kirito - Flowersomen1x2 on April 3rd, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
HOMG! *tackles* I MISS YOU!!!!!!!! ;__________;

*snuggles and cries*
NEO*Asa-chanskeletal_blue on April 4th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
I know. ;3;
you know we had no internet for two months. it was like dying inside. x.x
When are you coming back to ussssss?? D:
Omen-chan: Takeo - Tattooomen1x2 on April 4th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
If I could get out there tomorrow, I so would. As it is, I have no idea. ;______;

And UGH, no internet for two months. How did you survive? :O
NEO*Asa-chanskeletal_blue on April 4th, 2009 08:00 am (UTC)
It was hard. UAU luckily it was during school so there was plenty to keep me busy.

aiishh speaking of which school again next week. x.x but i sort of welcome it. I cant be kept inside for too long. its not as much fun.
Omen-chanomen1x2 on April 4th, 2009 08:07 am (UTC)
What'd you do during your break? Anything fun? *snuggles*
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Omen-chan: Jaejoongomen1x2 on April 4th, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
See? See? I said I was working on it! *wags tail*

Well... Yoochun's hands are rather distracting. He's got some of the prettiest hands I've ever seen on a guy, and I don't know how he does it. I mean, shit, lotion can only do so much.

Junsu kills me, and it's my own damn fic. I had to curl up in the recliner and binge on milk and cookies to get over it. And I wrote it. I feel like such a thing of evil. ;______;

I've already got a SuJu sidestory all planned out. I can't wait to write it. But it won't be for a while yet. XD
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Omen-chan: Yoochunomen1x2 on April 4th, 2009 08:06 am (UTC)
Ooooh, yeah, I already made that connection. Seeing as how I always connect "pretty hands" with Yoochun anyway, I just figure it's one of Jaejoong's ways of being subtle-not-subtle. XD

Whatever the reason is, Yoochun just has to be one of the luckiest people on earth. A perfect soulmate, a perfect self... right down to his perfect hands. And ankles. And collarbone. And smile. And cheeks. And... yeah. Shutting up now.
Meijaemeijin on April 4th, 2009 10:26 am (UTC)
great! new chapter came. thank u^^

i just saw some pics of jaechun at hope concert & Yamaha's event in Thailand. its so lovely. I feel that they r so close. likes nothing can't part them. then i read ur fanfic here, somehow, those feeling become stronger. i feel that they really need each other.
hahaha. forgive me if its sound cheesy. fangirling XD

poor yunho. he looks try so hard to ignoring "something" (or try so hard to not believe it?)
Omen-chanomen1x2 on April 5th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! ^o^

Oh, I know! I love those pictures. And don't worry about the cheese. Jaejoong and Yoochun are so cheesy around each other anyway that it just makes sense. ♥

Denial's an ugly, ugly thing. He's got a hard wake up call coming.
.xsuju_addictx on December 14th, 2010 10:29 am (UTC)
.......................
SURE
SURE
SURE
SURE

AHH, IM INCOHERENT.
BUT YEAH SURE.
KILL ME.
YEAH.
HMM?
AHH, YES SURE.

*is depressed about Junsu*