The Nation’s Fairy – Chapter 4

I went out, later that night, to escape the reality of the situation. I just needed to get away. I headed to an exclusive club in Myeongdong, where I knew I would not be bothered. Only I was bothered. I was assaulted by her moves the second I walked in the door. Yojeong was dancing on stage, her hips swaying […]

Sheep in the Wolf’s Den – Intro

Things were simpler before. A hundred years ago, we didn’t have television. There was no social media. Kpop wasn’t even a twinkle in someone’s eye. Our kind could hide easily. As time progressed, and technology advanced, we began to stand out. It’s hard not to, when you’re exceptionally beautiful, extraordinarily talented, and have a certain “charisma” about you. Before we […]

GTS: Girls to Steal – Chapter 1

I controlled the urge to roll my eyes as I walked past a horde of girls giggling over the article that accompanied the list. No doubt the photos in the paper would be plastered to several walls this evening. “Are you listening to me, Yo Jeong?” I nodded once, at the girl speaking, forcing a small smile. “I am, Ji […]

The Nation’s Fairy – Chapter 3

It was sheer coincidence that I had run into her. I had honestly spent the last two years avoiding her. I never wanted to lose control again or feel the helplessness that had occurred in the following weeks. I had not even reached out when Jonghyun had passed away, clearly shaking SHINee’s and Yojeong’s world. I had watched from afar… […]

GTS: Girls to Steal – Intro

My friends had done something dumb, as they often did. They had created a chart, Boys to Steal, BTS for short. It was a list of the top seven guys in school, and the S represented stealing their hearts. Unfortunately, creating the list wasn’t the dumb part. My “oh so brilliant” friends had given it to the school newspaper, for […]

The Nation’s Fairy – Chapter 2

Dragging my converse sneakers against the concrete floors of the Jamsil Sports Complex Stadium, I was surprised when I glanced up to an empty hall ahead of me. In my cranky state, I had managed to get myself lost in the complex. Glancing down a side hall, off the main that encircled the stadium, I spotted a familiar face glancing […]

The Nation’s Fairy – Chapter 1

The year was 2014 and SHINee’s Lee Taemin had just made his solo debut with the song Danger. Most of his performances involved a team of professional (male) dancers so it came as a shock to everyone when Taemin brought a young girl on stage to dance during the number. The eye-catching child, who was only thirteen at the time, […]

The Nation’s Fairy – Intro

A ship at sea only knows its destination because of the captain that guides it to port. I wanted to guide Lee Kaia home, and never let her leave. Her parents had named her Kaia, instead of a traditional Korean name, because she had been born on a yacht off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Kaia, which is derived from […]