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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 to the music, her ass barely covered by the short skirt straining against each move. She had discarded the netting and was now bare, minus the small tube top cupping her breasts.

I had walked over before I could even think to just walk… no, run… away.

“Yojeong…” I muttered and she glanced up to meet my gaze.

“Kookieeeeeeee…” She purred, the liquor talking more than the person. “I said call me Kaiiiiiia…” She pouted, her lips looking utterly kissable.

“I think you’re drunk…”

She giggled. “I know I’m drunk…”

“That’s dangerous… Who is here with you?” I asked, glancing around for anyone keeping an eye on her. Everyone was watching her, but not to protect her. I could see the gears turning. They all wanted to know how much more she could drink before they could have their chance with her. “Very dangerous…”

“Are you going to teach me a lesson again?” She asked, trailing her nail down my neck.

“Why is Jimin not here with you?” I asked, feeling my temper rise even as the words left my mouth.

“I came alone…” She whispered, tugging on my hips as she swayed to the music. “So, be my partner…”

I sighed in frustration before pushing her hands firmly to her own side. “Let’s get you home. Where do you live?”

“SHINee’s dorm…”

Her answer surprised me, but I still moved to pull out my phone, hoping to get the address from one of the guys.

“Please don’t take me back there… it’s suffocating…” 

Seeing the pain on her face, I nodded without thinking of the consequences. “Do you want to see Jimin?” I asked, despite the pain it caused me to do so.

“Can you just take meeeee to a hotel?”

I could not tell if it were an invite, or a general question, but I had grabbed her hand and dragged her out before she could retract her statement.

It would have been fine if I had just dropped her off and headed back to the dorm. Instead, I had walked her to the room, invited myself in, and was now watching her as she poured herself a glass of wine. She topped off the glass and sat on the edge of the table, her thighs pressed together firmly beneath the short skirt.

She tipped the glass to her lips and a small bit poured into her mouth. I found myself imagining what it would be like to have that pretty mouth on my body. I don’t know what prompted the question that rolled off my tongue next.

“Have you and Jimin had sex?”

I didn’t really want to hear the answer, and I certainly didn’t want to see her face flush at the thought. I had crossed the room and pushed her to the table before my thoughts had caught up to my body.

“Is this another lesson, Jeon Jongkook-ieee?” she purred, and I nodded, without thinking.

“Are you going to kiss me and then disappear again?”

I shook my head while playing with the hem of her skirt. “I’m not stopping at kissing you today, Kaia.”

She giggled and I felt my pants tighten.

“Lesson learned, good sir. No more bad actionsss.”

“Kaia…” I muttered, pressing against her to let her feel my desire.

I watched her tremble beneath me and blush. Capturing her lips in fervent desire, I nipped at her bottom lip before trailing kisses to her neck.

“Kookie…“ She whined and the sound drove me mad. “…wait…”

I pushed away and met her intense gaze. Behind the desire on her face, something more defined was prominent in her expression. Pain and longing…

“Did you love Jonghyun?” The question surprised me, as it left my mouth and lingered in the silent room. I can’t explain why I jumped to that conclusion, but her answer told me that it needed to be asked.

Perhaps the liquor made her honest, or perhaps she’d been waiting for someone to ask, but her answer was surprisingly simple.

“I loved him… but I loved myself more…”

I pulled Kaia up and over to the bed before laying down, pulling her into my arms. “You blame yourself…”

It wasn’t a question and Kaia knew it. I could feel it in her every movement, see it in every expression.

“Do the guys know you feel this way?” I asked and she shook her head.

“There’s no need to burden them more… we all blame ourselves… for not seeing his pain.”

I wasn’t sure what to say. I didn’t know how to comfort her, and the thought drove me mad.

“You should talk to your brother… or Jimin… or anyone. Don’t let it build up. You’ve already bore witness to what that does to people.” 

I watched a tear roll down her cheek. “Kaia…”

“Jungkook, I’m drunk…” she paused and thought carefully about what to say next.

I stood from the bed and walked to the stand where she had placed the wine, tipping the bottle to my lips and chugging. Downing the bottle in one go, I lowered it and glanced back to where she lay, staring at me. “I think I’m drunk too…” While the wine hadn’t been enough to intoxicate me, Kaia’s mere presence had. “Are you really going to send me away in this state?”

Kaia stood and slowly strolled in my direction, every move seducing me. “Kookie, nothing good can come of you staying.”

“I don’t care if you think it is a mistake but I’d rather take advantage of the situation than regret it tomorrow.”

Kaia’s hands reached for the buttons on my shirt and started slowly removing them. She spoke slowly, clearly giving us time to rethink the situation. “Do you not understand? I am Jimin’s girlfriend. You are Jimin’s best friend.”

“Kaia…”  Leaning forward to whisper in her ear, “I want you. I have wanted you for a long time.” Running my fingers up her thighs towards the hem of her skirt. “I’ve dreamt of touching your skin like this, since you debuted three years ago.”

Loving the feel of her hands on my skin as she pushed my shirt slowly down my arms, I moaned and pressed in to her.

“If you want me…” Kaia’s fingers hesitated, having moved to the belt on my jeans. “…shouldn’t you just take me?”

“Don’t regret this in the morning…“ Lifting Kaia and placing her on the table once more before sliding my fingers across the moist satin of her underwear.

“Kookie…” she moaned and I captured her mouth with my own, muffling the sound as I slid my fingers under the material and deep inside.

I felt her tighten around my fingers and smirked into the kiss, before pulling away and trailing kisses lower, frustrated when she stopped me.

“You don’t have to do that…”

I pressed her hands into the wood of the table, staring at her longingly. “I want to taste you…”

She whined while blushing brightly. “But… it’s embarrassing…”

“You’ll get used to having my tongue between your thighs.” I promised trailing kisses across the flesh on her hip.

She moaned, her fingers entwining in my hair, and I smirked before sliding my tongue between her folds.

* * * * *

It was Kaia who disappeared this time…

Only, that was not in my plans. 

I’d known all along that she would run when she awoke, sober, and realized what she had done in her drunken stupor.

I had known she was too drunk to make rational decisions, and I’d known that she would regret her betrayal. I’d known, and I’d taken advantage of that. As guilty as I should’ve felt, I was elated to have made her mine, and I had no intention of letting her go.

Chapter 5 >

HASTE – Chapter 3

The Takahashi household was eerily silent that night. Yousuke had gone to meet up with a potential choreographer for their upcoming tour and Angelo was on a date with his newest girlfriend, a young woman from the studio they had recorded at earlier today. Tao had locked himself up in his room in preparation for his exams in a few weeks, so there was no telling if they would see him again tonight. Kylee glanced to the corner where Shindou read a new volume of Vampire Knight in silence and then to Hayden who was unenthusiastically playing a round of Team Fortress 2. She couldn’t be sure but it seemed as if there was enough tension in the room to smother a small child.

“Would anyone like some tea?” Ethan asked softly, hoping that the soothing beverage would help to calm everyone’s nerves. Without waiting for her brothers to respond, she exited the room and made her way to the kitchen, leaving the tension filled room to its own devices.

Shindou glared over the top of his manga at his brother, who glanced back at him in response. “You really hit me?”

The corner of Hayden’s lip turned upwards and Shindou scowled. The bastard was provoking him. He sat his book down on the table and crossed the room to stand over his elder brother. “Are you in love with Kylee?”

Hayden stared at his brother in mild amusement. The question hadn’t shocked him at all. He’d actually expected it, just not so soon. 

“I love her.”

Shindou’s eyes narrowed and he shook his head. “That’s not what I asked. Are you IN love with the Princess?”

“I have no obligation to answer that.” Hayden spat and Shindou scowled.

“I will take your response as a yes then.” He remarked before frowning. “I can’t let you have her. I hope you know that.”

Hayden smiled coldly before responding, “None of us can have her. You of all people should know that.”

Shindou’s face darkened. 

“I never agreed to Yousuke’s rules.”

“Entering HASTE was your agreement.” Hayden muttered bitterly, thinking about his own concurrence.

“Then I quit.” Shindou griped and moved to leave the room, nearly crashing into an abashed Ethan. 

“Guyssssss.” came the  exasperated sigh from Kylee as she rounded the corner. tray of tea in hand, and stared at her brothers in frustration. “Why are you guys actually practicing that? The script is just plain weird. I mean, what is Yousuke thinking?”

Shindou and Hayden nodded in each other’s direction before laughing. Shindou took the tray from Ethan and walked over to place it before Hayden. “We are being kind of ridiculous.”

Hayden nodded in agreement and leaned back slowly, taking in his sister. “I guess it’s kind of fun to play outside our norm.”

Shindou nodded in agreement before sitting on the couch across from Hayden and motioning for Kylee to sit. Kylee giggled and ran over to plop on the floor between the two couches. 

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 knew what was happening, talent scouts were stopping our brethren on the streets.

Idol… “a person or thing that is greatly admired, loved, or revered.”

I didn’t want to be an idol. I simply wanted an ordinary love.

Unfortunately, being the only pureblood female in existence, there was nothing common or normal about me.

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 Won. I apologize if it didn’t seem like it.”

“You’re always off in la la land. Are you thinking about your boyyyyyfriend?” She joked and my forced smile faltered for a moment. 

I recovered quickly, laughing lightly as I gave her a gentle shove. This is how girls were supposed to react when they were embarrassed, right?

“Oh my God! She is thinking about him…” Another girl, Ye Ji, laughed.

As if a divine message from God himself, my phone rang in my pocket. I made a face as I looked around frantically. We weren’t actually supposed to have our phones on during school hours.

Ji Won scanned the cafeteria and pointed to a table in the corner, before heading in that direction.I paid little attention to who we were sitting with, although I should have known. While “BTS” was the top-seven guys, me and my friends were the top seven girls. It was kind of expected that we sit together, although I never understood why.

I sat down quickly and lowered my head to the table, before placing my phone to my ear. “Da?”

The table filled with casual conversation, to hide my private phone call. I smiled into my arm, where my head now rested, silently thanking them for covering me, as usual.

“Da.” I replied to the question before sighing softly. “Ya budu.”

Hanging up, I sat up with a warm smile. “Sorry about that.”

“Is everything okay?” Jungkook asked and I nodded. He smiled in reply before pulling out his own phone.

Ji Won and Ye Ji returned to their teasing, as if we had been uninterrupted. Ji Won leaned over, several of the guys struggling not to make it obvious that they were staring at her size Ds stacked on the table. “That was him, right? The boyfriend? What is he like? Is he hot? I bet he’s hot.”

I smiled and shook my head. “It really wasn’t my boyfriend…” I dropped my head slightly before mumbling “I don’t have a boyfriend. I never have.”

Ye Ji rolled her eyes. “Girl, no one at this table believes that you…” She eyed me over, as if to make a point. “…don’t have a boyfriend, let alone that you have never had one…”

The voice that spoke up, to her remark, surprised me. The number one, Park Ji Min chimed in his gorgeous, sing-song voice, “I believe you, Yo Jeong.”

I glanced up and immediately regretted my decision, looking back towards my bare knees. There was a reason that Park Ji Min was number one and, while he wasn’t my type, his beauty stunned even me.

He smiled and I heard the girls around me coo. I stood and bowed to the table before leaving without another word. Jung Ho Seok laughed loudly. “She’s too cute. Acting all shy because you girls teased her about her boyfriend.”

Ji Won leaned forward and whispered for everyone at the table to hear, “She really does have a boyfriend. I heard he is in college and picks her up a couple times a week.”

Min Yoon Gi smirked. “Who wants to find out if the rumors are true?”

Ye Ji and Ji Won nodded quickly. “Are you thinking of staking out the gate after school? See if he picks her up?“

He nodded in reply and the group all casually agreed with the three’s mischievous plot, curiosity getting the better of them. 

With their intentions unknown to me, I finished out my remaining classes and, as the final bell chimed, I touched up my lipstick and rushed to the front gate. As I approached the street, finally free from the confines of the school’s walls, I felt a wave of dizziness wash over me. Hands locked around me, before I even knew I was falling.

“Oppa…” I started before meeting the piercing gaze of Jeon Jeong-guk. “Jungkook-oppa…” I muttered in surprise. It had been a long time since I felt his arms around me and I turned crimson beneath his touch.

“Have you been eating?” He asked and I could hear concern staining every word.

“A bit…” I replied softly, not making any attempt to push away.


“When I can…” My voice grew weaker by the second, as if his mere presence was stealing my soul.

“Akaia…” The voice broke through the barrier surrounding our own little world and I quickly pushed away from Jungkook. “Thank you, Jeon Jeong-guk.”

I glanced back up, seeing my friends approaching with the rest of BTS. “I have to go.” I turned and rushed over to the man who called me, stopping in front of him as he reached out to brush my hair back.

“Is that her boyfriend?” Ji Won gasped and Mina quickly chimed in, “He is cuteeeeeeeeeee.”

Ye Ji joined the conversation, quickly asking, “Why did he call her Akaia, though?”

Jeon Jeong-guk replied automatically, without thinking. “Her birth name is Nastasia Akaia Vanestov.”

Kim Tae Hyung asked curiously, “Is that THE Kaia? As in, your first love?”

Jeong-guk nodded.

Tae Hyung spoke once more, only partially remembering Jeong-guk’s story. “Doesn’t she have a drama-esque story going on?”

Jeong-guk looked up, hurt turning his eyes the color of despair. “I’m leaving first.”

Tae Hyung looked at the group in confusion. “Was it something I said?” 

Ye Ji eyed me as I got into the red sports car, parked illegally in front of our school. “Something is going on here… and I want to know what…”

Min Yoon Gi smirked excitedly. “I’m in for a bit of detective work.”

The remaining members of the group started planning out their investigation, minus Park Ji Min, who now stared at the red car, still sitting in front of our school.

I eyed Hongjoong, whose anger was palpable. “Joongie…:” I muttered softly while reaching over to lightly place a hand on his arm.

“Why were you with Jeong-guk?”

“I wasn’t with him…” I struggled to find the words. “He just happened to be nearby… I felt dizzy and he caught me…”

“The deal was you stay away from Jeong-guk and I forgive you for my brother, right?”

I nodded, his words tearing at my heart. “Woo…” I mumbled, picturing his still body on the bed.

“Never forget, you promised your life to me.”

I nodded, knowing full well the promise I had made. “Can we head home, oppa?” I asked and he started the car without another word. As we started to drive away, my eyes slowly scanned over my friends, their expressions carefree and light. How I wished I could be so free. My eyes finally rested on Park Ji Min. He was staring in my direction and, although he shouldn’t be able to see into the car through Hongjoong’s tinted windows, I could swear that we made direct eye contact. It was as if he was glancing into the deepest parts of my soul. The thought unsettled me and I quickly looked away, not wanting anyone to find the secrets buried beneath.

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…

Her eyes met mine and I forced a smile from across the lobby of KBS. She smiled brightly and rushed over. “Jungkook, you guys are here for the broadcast too?”

I nodded without a word. The truth was, I could not speak. She had only grown more beautiful and, with age, sexier. The black netting that covered her tube top had me struggling to look into her eyes.

“Where’s Jimin?”

The question should not have bothered me… but it did… even more so when Jimin walked up and placed a hand on my shoulder before flashing a smile at Kaia. It was not his professional smile. Kaia blushed and glanced around anxiously before pulling out her phone and checking the time. 

“See you on stage.” She smiled at each of us before turning to walk away.

I glanced to Jimin who was now absorbed in his phone, a grin plastered on his face. I could not help wondering what the fuck was causing the expression was on his face. Yoongi walked up and smacked each of us on the back. “We should head upstairs. Namjoon is probably thinking we got lost…”

I turned and started marching towards the elevator, unfortunately catching Yoongi’s next words.

“Are you happy you got to see your girlfriend?”

I stopped, rounding on the two who had lagged, and spotted Jimin nodding with a sheepish look on his face.


They both stared at me in surprise, as if this was common knowledge.

“Why are you acting so shocked, Kook? They’ve been dating for… what… a year and a half?” Yoongi remarked simply.

Jimin answered, clearly trying to settle my doubt and ease my confusion. “We’ve been dating since shortly after Jonghyun’s death.”

“Why did I not know this?” My voice quivered in anger and I fought to reign in my emotions.

“I’ve told you about her before… I mean, you’ve even handed me my phone when she has called…”

“I thought your girlfriend was Mayly…” Coming to the realization as the word rolled off my tongue. “Mayly… Mee Lee… Lee Mee… Lee Kaia… You’re dating the nation’s fairy, Yojeong?” I ask the last part, louder than intended.

Jimin glanced around nervously before motioning us towards the elevator. “We’ll talk more later. For now, we have a show to perform.”

The performance was a blur, but I know I still did well, considering articles were all over the internet talking about our stellar performance, only hours later. I also know Yojeong did amazing because I never took my eyes off her. Jimin had tried to talk to me when we got home but I claimed I was tired and had locked myself in my room. I did not want to hear about their relationship.

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 publishing.

Boys To Steal

  1. Park Ji Min (Jimin)
  2. Kim Tae Hyung (V)
  3. Jeon Jeong-guk (Jungkook)
  4. Kim Seok Jin (Jin)
  5. Jung Ho Seok (J-Hope)
  6. Min Yoon Gi (Suga)
  7. Kim Nam Joon (RM)

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 around anxiously. Turning without thought, I abandoned any thoughts of searching for the group, in search of the fairy who had now ducked down another hall.

I started running, without realizing, in a desperate attempt to catch up to her. Turning the corner, I spotted her 500 feet ahead, making her way quickly in the opposite direction. Her name had left my mouth before I realized I was calling out to her.


She spun to face me and blushed before rushing over as I went to correct myself.


I was shocked as one of her hands quickly covered my mouth and the other gently grabbed my sleeve.

“Shhhhhhhh.” She whispered to me and I felt my heart jump into my throat. Her cherry lips were moist with lip gloss, that had clearly just been applied, and she leaned closer, glancing around me.

“I’m hiding from my brother.”

I nodded into her hand and then pulled away gently before whispering “Why are you hiding?”

She sighed and then pulled me into the nearest room, closing the door behind us and locking it. I glanced at the small storage closet and then back at Kaia, whose dress was a bit too short for my own comfort.

“Six interviews… six…” She muttered and twisted a blond curl around her finger.

“You don’t want to do the interviews?”

I watched her shake her head, curls tumbling around her bare neck, and I felt my jeans tighten. Her little pink dress clung to all her curves and I glanced towards the ceiling in frustration.

The situation was my own personal hell.

It would be an understatement to say that she had been the object of my affection for many years. I had, on more than one occasion, found myself in a… sticky… situation because of her performances and she had even caused me a couple wet dreams, which had resulted in relentless teasing from the boys.


Her calling my name had my full attention, and I mean that in every sense of the word.

“You know my name?”

She laughed and the sound elicited a response like nothing ever had.

“BTS’s Golden Maknae, Jeon Jungkook, A.K.A Kookie.”

Realizing she would have had to have lived under a rock not to know my name, I laughed awkwardly. “Right, that’s me.”

She laughed again and her lips parted to say something but no sound ever came out, as my own mouth covered hers before she could muster the words.

She stood in shock for several moments before attempting to push me away. I had grabbed her firmly and pulled her against me, wanting to show her the depths of my desire, but the response I received washed over me and brought me back to my senses. I pulled away and looked at her wide eyes, moist with unshed tears.

“You should go back to your brother…”

She nodded as she glanced at the floor and composed herself, finally glancing back at me with a smile. “You’re a good person, aren’t you?”

I stared at her in bewilderment.

“You did that to teach me not to wander away from my brother, didn’t you? I’m an idol now so I should know better…”

I hadn’t been trying to help her, I had genuinely lost control, but she naively believed I had done it for her.

She smiled before taking my hand. “Thank you, Jungkook.”

I snatched my hand away as if she had burned me. She had. Her touch set fire to my entire body. “We should get you back, Yojeong.”

“My friends call me Kaia…”

Friends… my friends were limited but the last thing I wanted was to be her friend.

It was two years before I saw her in person, again.

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, enchanted the audience. As the performance ended, Taemin introduced his sister to the world as Lee Kaia, an upcoming rookie at SM Entertainment. 

The word spread like wildfire and Lee Kaia, who legally changed her name to Lee Mee the following year, rose in popularity. When she officially debuted, as Yojeong, in May 2016, she was fifteen. A child in many aspects, her beauty was enough to make grown men squirm. I was eighteen and fairly popular, considering I was the Golden Maknae of the largest boy group in the world, and she still caused me to doubletake. 

There was something otherworldly about her. Perhaps that was why she had become known as the nation’s fairy, debuting as Yojeong, meaning “fairy”. When her official fandom name was announced, Fae, I was one of the first to register. Perhaps I was the first, due to BigHit Entertainment’s influence. I started collecting her photocards as if each one somehow brought me closer to her. It seems silly in retrospect, considering my own position, however I was her devoted fan. I prayed for an opportunity to work with her… hell, to meet her… but, because of who I was, my opportunities were limited. Known for showering her fans with attention, if I hadn’t become an idol, I could have gone to fan meets, concerts, and events in the hopes that she would bless me with the same attentiveness I had seen in YouTube videos of her interacting with Fae. Instead, it was the following year when I was finally able to meet my fairy.

My band mate, and close friend, had choreographed a piece, together with Taemin, at the end of 2016. Little did I know, when they performed the number on The Show at the start of 2017, that the number was actually meant for the LoveLee World Tour and that Yojeong and Taemin would be dancing the number together as their opening act.

The date was May 08, 2017 and Yojeong was celebrating her year anniversary with the start of their tour. Fae, Taemints, and Shawols alike were spamming social media with well wishes for Yojeong’s anniversary and the Lee’s tour. I was following the hashtag #Fae4Fairy on Twitter when Jimin’s phone rang out Press Your Number.

Jimin answered the video call quickly and smiled. “Min!”

Taemin’s voice filtered into the room and caught my attention. “Are you coming tonight? My sister was really hoping to see you.”

Jimin nodded, a bit too eager for my taste. “Of course, Min. I’d love to see Kaia.”

Yojeong’s real name, from Jimin’s mouth, assaulted my senses and caused me to see red. I could not have explained the reaction, even if I tried, but it was clear to me that Jimin had met her. It made sense, in retrospect, but, at the time, it felt as if some unknown secret was being kept. Why hadn’t he told me that he had met her, particularly when he knew I was a fan?

Jimin glanced in my direction as he smirked and remarked, “Tonight, then?”

The bitch was taunting me. I was convinced he had done it on purpose, just to fuck with me.

I watched Jimin end the video chat and look around the room. “Taemin would really love it if we could all make it out for his, and his sister’s, show tonight. I didn’t think you guys would mind…”

Namjoon smiled at Jimin before standing from the couch and stretching. “I guess we should get ready then. I think some of us may need a while to get ready.”

Standing without another word, I marched to my room, oblivious to the members laughter at their own private joke.

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 the Hawaiian word Kai, means “the sea”.

Kaia’s beauty, like the aqua waters off the coast of a tropical island, beckoned people in. Her nature resembled the ocean too closely for comfort, a gorgeous surface with unknown dangers lurking beneath.

As if a rip tide pulled me under, at some point I began to suffocate in the depths of her allure.

Perhaps that was how I had ended up here, clinging to her body as if she were the lifebuoy that could keep me from drowning.

Let me take a step back for a moment and start at the beginning…

HASTE – Chapter 2

Morning came far too early and the sleepless Shindou watched as his princess stirred in his arms. The sun had been up for a while now and it was only a matter of time before the household realized that Shindou’s bed was empty. He’d tried to free himself several times but couldn’t seem to drag himself away from the sleeping goddess beside him. He attempted to move once more but only proved to wake Kylee from her slumber.

As her eyes blinked into focus, Shindou smiled gently and brushed her hair from her face. “Good morning, Kylee.”

Kylee stared her brother in bewilderment as she tried to register why they were in bed together. As the events of the previous night poured into her mind she blushed and rolled away. 

“I’m so sorry, Shin.” she mumbled as she tossed her legs over the side of the bed to sit on the edge. Shindou moved over to her, tossing one leg on either side of her slender body and wrapping his arms around her waist. 

“Why are you apologizing to me like we’re strangers?” he asked in a whimper, his eyes begging Kylee not to disown him. “I’m your brother.”

Kylee smiled and nestled into the warmth of Shindou’s chest. She went to speak but was cut short by the insistent pounding on the door, demanding entry into Kylee’s room. 

Kylee went to stand and Shindou’s grip tightened as he dropped his forehead onto Kylee’s shoulder, his irritation at having been interrupted making it difficult for him to let her go to the door. Forcing his cutest pout, he whined, “I think the guys are going to kill me though. I’m really scared.”

Kylee shook her head slowly, ignoring the insistent hammering, and stood. “If they want to hurt you, they will have to go through me.”

Shindou smiled gently and stood, walking over to her and pulling her into his arms. “That’s why I love you, Kylee.”

Kylee hugged her brother back before turning to face the music. “I love you too.”

As Kylee unlocked the door and opened it, three figures marched into the room like soldiers onto a battlefield. They glared at Shindou, who now quivered behind Kylee like a child scared of being scolded. 

“Get your ass over here, brat.” Hayden growled and Kylee watched Shindou flinch away from him. 

Stomping up to her brothers, she raised her hand to smack Hayden and was shocked when Tao grabbed her wrist. He shook his head once and Kylee jerked free, taking a step back to recuperate. Tao had always sided with her and she wasn’t sure how to handle this new side of her brother. Why were they so angry in the first place?

“Tao, take the princess out of here.” Angelo barked and Kylee let out a feral growl as her brother made to grab her.

“If you want to keep your glasses intact, you better not touch me.” Tao looked at her in mild amusement and pulled his glasses off, dropping them to the floor and stepping towards her, his glasses crunching beneath his bare foot. Tao picked Kylee up easily, tossing her over one shoulder and carrying the kicking and screaming princess from the room.

“Put me down.” She growled. “Put me down this instant! PUT. ME. DOWN!”

Hayden watched as Angelo pushed the Princess’s door closed before turning back to their baby brother. For someone so “angelic” he seemed to be having a hard time hiding the mischievous grin now playing at his lips. This only fueled the fire growing within the two remaining brothers.

Shindou struggled desperately to regain his calculated façade, finally managing to place the childish pout on his face. 

“Am I in trouble?” he whined and Hayden scowled.

Angelo crossed his arms and took a step towards Shindou. “Drop the act. Kylee’s not here to buy it.”

Shindou watched them with mock confusion before turning his back on the two and marching over to Kylee’s bed. Leaning down, he grabbed her pillow from the bed and then turned to cuddle it to his chest like a small child. 

“It smells like her.” He muttered, taking in her scent and smiling playfully.

Hayden moved to quick for Angelo to react and next thing he knew, Shindou was pinned against the ground. Hayden eyes narrowed dangerously and Angelo moved to pull him off.

Pushing himself from the floor, Shindou threw on his best shocked expression before purring, “Are you more upset that I spent the night with her or that you weren’t the first to do so?”

Hayden pulled free, slugging Shindou in the face. Shindou staggered backwards before staring at his brother in a blind rage. “I didn’t do anything, you fucking asshole. I stayed beside her after you pissed her off. Though, I’m sure if I’d wanted it, I could have had her.”

It probably would’ve been better to leave the last part off but he was beyond pissed. This entire situation sucked and Shindou wondered bitterly to himself who’d wrote this crap.

“CUT!” Came the director’s voice from his chair near the camera and Shindou’s eyes followed the sound to see Ethan standing over the man with a well placed scowl.

“Thank you.” He barked and the director cringed at the child’s tantrum. 

“How dare you make my brothers act like this. This script is horrible, at best. No one wants to watch a HASTE PV where all four of them are fighting for my attention. What kind of yaoi fan fiction is this?” He continued to rant, despite the director’s darkening complexion. Shindou ran off the stage and into his brother’s arms, tears now streaming down his face. 

“Kylee, they made my character crazy sadistic.” He whined and Ethan watched his brother compassionately. “Change the script or we’ll get someone else to do our video.”

Yousuke popped Ethan upside his head and bowed respectfully to the director. “I apologize for my willful children. This is only their second single and they have not learned the ways of the business.”

The director nodded and called for a fifteen minute break while Yousuke pulled aside his five sons, prepared to give the scolding clearly necessary. Back in the dressing room, Ethan tossed his legs on the coffee table and leaned back into the couch with a soft thud. Angelo pulled out his cell phone and proceeded to respond to some of his two hundred text messages. Hayden plopped down beside Ethan and grabbed the controller to the XBOX 360, quickly booting into his save file for Halo Reach. Shindou dismissed himself to the corner and pulled out his latest volume of Fairy Tail, picking up on the scene where the new Oracian Seis appeared. Tao pulled out his Calculus II book and proceeded to meticulously solve every formula in his current chapter. Yousuke scowled at his five boys, noticing that Ethan was already drifting to sleep. 

“GUYS!” Yousuke barked and everyone looked at him unenthusiastically. “I understand you’re all tired. I know these last two weeks have been exhausting between practice for your first live, recording for the drama, and your new PV, but work with me. Y’all can have some time off in a few weeks. Let’s just get through your initial debut and we’ll be gold. And Ethan, stop causing problems. You can’t go around picking fights with every director you don’t like.”

Ethan dropped his feet to the floor and rolled his eyes before responding, “What kind of story is this? It’s bad enough he made me out to be a female in disguise but he also made it so all my brothers are madly in love with me?”

Yousuke smirked and Ethan felt nauseous. “I wrote the script.”

Ethan’s eyes narrowed and he fought to maintain composure. “Don’t you think it’s a little risky to have me act as a female?”

“Why is it risky? You are female.” Yosuke replied calmly.

Angelo stepped forward, shushing Ethan with a mere glance. “I think what Ethan is saying is won’t this put him at risk of being discovered.”

Hayden nodded in agreement and Shindou walked from the corner to sit on the arm of the couch near Ethan.

“I understand what you guys are saying and I understand the concern but the best way to hide his true gender is to make everyone think that she is a very girlish he. We do that by placing him in situations where he’s forced to act feminine, so in case he ever slips up he can blame it on his past characters.”

Tao nodded in understanding while the other four stared vacantly. Yousuke sighed and shook his head before stating firmly, “Just trust me. Knight Records is a male only company. I wouldn’t risk my reputation if I wasn’t completely sure that this is the best way to keep things under wraps.”

Ethan glowered and crossed his arms before beckoning him once more, “Why the sibling love situation?”

Yousuke looked around the room in mild amusement before resting his gaze on Ethan’s naïve expression. “I thought it would make things more interesting.”