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19 May 2009 @ 12:38 pm
Deep Chapter Seven  
Title: Deep (7/?)
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, Chapter Five, Chapter Six

Chapter Seven
Written by Omen-chan and Sakura-chan

The nine-year-old dreamily plays with his water glass, oblivious to his food, to the conversation around him. His parents seem to be happy, happier than he had seen them in years, and it makes him happy too. He doesn’t know why his parents aren’t like Yoochun’s parents, who radiate joy and affection for each other and their son, but this… this is okay. This is more like it should be.

“Well, son, what do you think?”

Jaejoong is jerked back into reality when he realizes that he’s being spoken to. He probably should have been paying attention, and he hopes he won’t get in trouble for it. He hates yelling.

After a moment, his father continues. “What kind of girl do you want to marry?”

Jaejoong blinks, and then glances over with frowning confusion at his mother.

She smiles sweetly at him. “Come on, darling. You can tell us. What kind of girl would you like to marry?” She takes a sip of her water. Jaejoong remembers that she had asked for it in place of the wine she usually drinks.

He stares at them both, eyes wide and guileless, before answering with complete honesty. “I don’t want to marry a girl. I want to marry Yoochun.”

The response is immediate, and not at all what he had expected, if he had expected one at all.

His mother laughs, high and tinkling and nervous, and the sound hurts his ears.

His father sets his glass down slowly, expression blank. “What was that?”

Even more confused, Jaejoong continues with the honesty with which he had started. “I want to marry Yoochun. I don’t know any girls, and I wouldn’t like them if I did.”

The Senator’s chair falls backwards with a loud crash, making the other two jump. The man glares first at his wife. “This is your doing. I’m going to put an end to this right now.”

Jaejoong shrinks back in his chair with a wide-eyed terror he doesn’t understand as his father comes closer.

He pauses in his story and fingers the inside of his wrist. His voice had been vague and distant through all of this, as if it had nothing to do with him.

Yoochun stares at him, eyes wet and shoulders shaking, unable to say a word. He couldn’t believe that something like this had been happening for so long, and Jaejoong had never said anything. That he hadn’t even noticed.

“They arranged the engagement with Eun-Mi’s family the next day.”

Throat working painfully, Yoochun tries to form words, tries to say something, but he’s stopped by a finger on his lips. He watches his lover with wide eyes, questioning and confused and desperately sad.

“I didn’t want you to know.”

“But… why?!”

Jaejoong shrugs one shoulder. “I don’t know. Lots of reasons, and no reason. I… It was so much, that I just couldn’t let you know. Like… Like when I’d think about telling you, I’d get so scared. I thought maybe what was happening was my fault, and I didn’t want you to hate me too. And then… when we got older, I hid it for other reasons too.”

Yoochun shakes his head and swallows, still trying to dispel the choking lump in his throat.

Sighing, Jaejoong looks away from him again, dark hair spilling into his eyes and making his expression impossible to read. “Besides, there was nothing you could have done about it.”

Before he has a chance to respond, Jaejoong turns onto his side and says, voice hollow, “Let’s just go to sleep.”

All Yoochun can do is wrap his arms around Jaejoong from behind and bury his face in his shoulder, whispering, “I love you.”

Changmin drops his beaker as the door opens. Junsu had been avoiding him, ever since that kiss, and it had taken its toll on him.

He’s disappointed, however, when he sees Yunho in the doorway, and just bends down to clean his mess.

“Geez, Changmin, since when are you so clumsy?”

Muttering incoherently, he just dumps the whole mess into the trash bin and washes his hands before feeling like himself again. “What do you want, Yunho?”

“That’s nice. What’s wrong with you? You’re not usually mean, just snarky.”

Changmin runs a hand through his hair, and then begins digging through a cabinet, pretending to be busy. “Some would say that’s one in the same.”

“Well, it’s not.”

“Could you just tell me what you’re doing here?”

Yunho blinks and finally gets a good look at his young medic and friend. Moving closer, he grips Changmin’s shoulder and turns him around roughly. “Shit, Changmin, when was the last time you slept?”

Staring down at their feet, the med student mutters, “I sleep. In bits and pieces.”

“Well, it shows. You look like hell.”

“Look, is there some special reason that you’re in here, or do you just want to comment on my good looks?”

Yunho smirks and drops his hands. That was more like it. “Actually, yeah, I did want to talk to you about something.”

“About what?”


There’s no reason, Changmin thinks to himself with rancor, why the day should improve from the way it began. There is simply no way a conversation with Yunho about Junsu can turn out well for him.

He knows that Jaejoong hasn’t fallen asleep yet. He can tell by the carefully silent breathing, the way he’s staying perfectly still. Tense and unhappy and trying so hard not to disturb him.

He needs to fix this, but he has no idea how. Despite their long, long friendship, there are simply some parts of Jaejoong that remain an enigma. It’s part of what he loves about him, how even after all these years, there are still surprises.

He didn’t like this surprise, though, and Yoochun just feels so helpless in the overpowering presence of history. He’d always disliked Jaejoong’s father, but this… He isn’t sure he can fully describe the full loathing the thought of him invokes.

How was it possible that even after they were gone, he still haunted them?

Yoochun hears Jaejoong cough, making his whole form tremble, and tightens his arms around him.

~to be continued…

A/N: I apologize for the short length, but I'm just happy to have reached enough of a state of normalcy to write anything. I promise the next one will be longer. v____v

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mixiahellemichellembam on May 19th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
T___T But I can't read it now!!! NOOOO!
I'll be back later though~
hopefully :D
mixiahelle: Yoochun kiss ^^michellembam on May 20th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
T_______T Jaejoongie~~
I sincerely love how you write.
Even though this was a short chapter, it was still incredible. I could feel my own lump choking me ><"
I wonder how that conversation's going to go ...
Can't wait for the next chapter :D
Omen-chan: Kirito - Rainbow Prideomen1x2 on May 20th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you, sweetie. ^o^

I hate doing these things to Jaejoong, I really do, and they're gonna get worse before they get better. *sighs* I feel so bad for him.

And I'll try to post the new one sooner this time, I promise. ^^
mixiahelle: Glovesmichellembam on May 20th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
You're going to break my heart ;____;
it is going to get better, right? ::does puppy eyes::
Omen-chan: Hiroto - Cute <3omen1x2 on May 20th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
*snuggles* Well, he's still got Yoochun, and that counts for a lot. ^^

As for the rest... I really can't tell you. But I will say I've never been one for unhappy endings, if that makes you feel better.
mixiahelle: Pizza!Su ♥michellembam on May 20th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
Yes, yes he does :D

lol that makes me feel a tad bit better. But knowing that Jaejoong is still going to go through a lot, T____T ::sobs::
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Omen-chan: JaeChun Being Dorkyomen1x2 on May 19th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^^

I'll do my best to get the next chapter out soon.
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Omen-chan: Miyavi's Clothing is Always Optionalomen1x2 on May 19th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, thank you! What a fantastic comment. ♥

It always seems to me that the lemons that are basically "A goes in B" just aren't very erotic. I mean, we all know the basic schematics of sex, I should think, right? So it's important to me to try and capture the moments in such a way that leave some mystery. (Now, don't get me wrong, I love lemons. Especially JaeChun ones, and I wish there were mooooore...)
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Omen-chan: JaeChunomen1x2 on May 20th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I feel bad for him too. I always seem to torture my favorites. ;______;

Thank you! ♥
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Omen-chan: Kirito - Daybreak02omen1x2 on May 22nd, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
Actually, that flashback scene, and Jaejoong's emotionless response as he relates it, is from personal experience for me. I don't necessarily know if Jaejoong would react to something like that the way I would, but I felt like it might lend a touch of reality. ^^
Mei: hugjaemeijin on May 25th, 2009 08:10 am (UTC)
long time no see *hugs* i'm glad that u r back. How is ur day?

i like jejung bluntness when answered his parents question bout whom to marry. it's so natural... haha <3

thank u.
looking forward for the next update.

Omen-chan: Kirito - Daybreak02omen1x2 on May 26th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
I've had it pretty crazy the last few days, but things are mostly taken care of now. ^^ *snuggles*
Mei: calmjaemeijin on May 28th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
glad to hear that^^
be well <33 and c u around :-)
.xsuju_addictx on December 14th, 2010 11:35 am (UTC)