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"Let him come in." he mumbled and leaned against the chair.
Jung Taekwoon entered the office. His cold expression and white hair fits together perfectly. He kept the briefcase.
"No." he replied shortly.
"So why are you here?" he growled. Taekwoon didn't move.
"I've been working for you for years, and yet you still doubt me." he sighed and sat down in a chair. He opened the briefcase.
"This." he took out some photos and notes. "He's been away from Seoul for a long time. I will continue to search."
"Ken." he hissed, looking at the picture of the target.
"I also know what it his real name, but it's possible that it could have changed already. "
"Okay, continue, keep me update." he reached down and dipped his fingers into the wolf's fur that sat at his side.
"Taekwoon." Wonshik stopped him.
"You are the best sniper I could have in a team. I trust you."
"Good." he only replied and left.
Ken's brothers also looking for him. What he already knew. If Wonshik finds him first, he will gain an advantage over them.
Wonshik got up and left the office. The Nightmare followed him, his head reaching out to his waist.
"I told you not to do it here."
"I'm comfortable here." muttered Sanghyuk,
"You have half the house available. Do you really have to do it here?"
Sanghyuk sighed and began to fold his weapon, which took him about a minute. Then he reloaded it and put it on and put it in the holster.
Wonshik approached and also looked. His little sister was sitting on the grass, teasing the little kitten with a string.
He remembered the evenings when their father had a fit of madness. Wonshik hid Jiwon in one of the rooms and locked her up for safety.
"Jiwon." said Wonshik gently, and smiled.
"Oppa!" she stood up and ran to him, squeezing him tightly. He lifted her up and held her in his arms.
"How's the kitty?"
"Ah, you're too kind. Sanghyuk helped me find him." he put her on the ground. Jiwon came over and embraced Sanghyuk as well.
"I love you very much, thank you!"
"You're welcome." Sanghyuk laughed
"Jiwon, I have to do some things. I should go back to the evening. I'm sorry that I leave you alone again." he crouched to face her face.
"Don't worry, oppa." she said confidently in her voice. "I'm big girl."
"Yes, Hongbin is great!"
Sanghyuk pursed his lips so that he didn't laugh. Wonshik poked him with his arm as he stood up. Jiwon loved Hongbin, but Hongbin was always very nervous and worried.
"I poison you." he never underestimated him. He was always aware of his skills.
"Whenever I have a good day, you pull me away from my activities."
"I know, but it's urgent. Besides, there is no one to poison, you don't have to be so diligent"
"There's always someone to poison, Wonshik."
He sighed. Hongbin often did it. He was creepy. That's why he preferred him to be with Jiwon. So he changed into a sweet older brother.
Hongbin made a wry face and judge him by his sight.
"Really, after all these years and after all this we've been through, you should know that she is as important to me as it's to you. I will stay with her.
"No Criminal Minds! She's too small for that."
"She's intelligent and capable. She will be my assistant very soon. Be careful what you eat." he laughed. Wonshik sighed and headed for the exit.
"Ah, and greet Hakyeon from me
"You're awful. And I'm not interested in what you do after hours."
"Who said it was after hours?" he smiled maliciously. Wonshik left.
He went inside. A small bell above the door made a soft, sweet sound. Wonshik took off his glasses and looked around.
Hakyeon looked inconspicuous. He was known in the area as a nice guy who always smiles. Gentle, good, honest.
Wonshik went ahead as always. He moved the cabinet and found a small handle.
"I have great things, you will like them. I couldn't wait to show them to you." Hakyeon spoke, coming in behind him and shut the door.
Wonshik looked at it closely.
"Second, improved Berreta Cougar..."
"Ah!" Wonshik smiled widely and took the gun in his hand.
"I thought so." Hakyeon laughed. "It looks like an ordinary Berreta, but it's a goddamn work of art. There are bullets for it..." Hakyeon said nothing more, just showed. They were the right caliber, but their looked different. "They are drilling into the body."
"I also have a sniper rifle. Taekwoon ordered it. It's paid."
"Fine." Wonshik smiled. The new weapon always made him feel better. He looked at everything for a moment before Hakyeon packed them in black suitcases.
He knew exactly what he meant and it hurt that the answer could be one big disappointment.
"Ah, he's busy." Wonshik murmured, he lied without any effort. "He doesn't leave his lab."
"Ah! Don't worry. He doesn't reply to anyone's message. He's a freak. I don't even know what he's doing in this basement. Why do you ask?"
"Ah, nothing, nothing." he replied and took the money, hiding in a small safe.
"Truth. Visit us one day. Jiwon will be happy."
"Ah, I miss this little sunshine. I will come for sure." he smiled warmly.
They went back upstairs and Hakyeon opened the florist again.
"Wonshik... What about Lee's business?"
"Well, I hope you find him quickly. I want you to finally get some peace."
"I would like it for everyone, Hakyeon, you know."
"Yes." they were silent a moment together. "Greet Hongbin and the rest of the group."
He had to talk with Hongbin. He couldn't treat Hakyeon like that. They knew each other too well. Hongbin should know that not everyone can be treated in the same way. It won't end well.
"Ravi, I know you're looking for our brother. Leave it."
"Eho." Wonshik murmured. In the rearview mirror he saw a black SUV following him.
He walked slowly down the street. The air smelled like salt. It was a nice and brisk evening. Busan was beautiful this time of year.
He would prefer not to leave this city, but he was afraid that he can't stay in one place for too long.
"You forgot your hat, in the evening it's cool and you'll get sick again."
"Thanks, Seokjin, you don't have to worry about me that much."
"No problem. I'm going back. See you soon!"
Living with a new identity was everyday to him. He changed it from time to time, just as he changed his place for living. He did not enter into relationships or friendships. He couldn't attach himself to any place.
He almost lived as he wished.
He didn't remember when he last slept well.
He felt it on the back of his neck. As if someone was watching him constantly.
"Sorry!" he said, looking at the tall man standing behind him. He winced. He was tall, as hell. Skinny and there was something disturbing about him.
"Really, sorry." Jaehwan said he continued. He will simply take water. Good enough.
The man appeared nearby. He behaved as normal. He watched vegetables, read packages, checked prices...
He was far away and he hoped it was just his obsession, that life under pressure left its mark on him.
The white-haired man was there. He looked straight into his window and pulled out the phone, apparently calling someone.
"Fuck." Jaehwan whispered.
"Don't interrupt, it doesn't concern you." Eho said.
"This has been my concern for a long time." Wonshik answered and glanced in the mirror. SUV still followed him. But he saw another car too. And the next one. It was a raid.
"It wasn't me who started this war, Eho. We will see each other on the other side." Wonshik said and hung up. He chose Sanghyuk's number.
He speed up and Wonshik did the same. The engine growled loudly. He changed gear and drove in with one of the streets, twisting with a screech of tires
"Follow me. Hongbin is on the way."
"He left the city. He caught the trail."
"Shit, why now...? Okay, lead up."
Sanghyuk said nothing, just added gas. They drove straight, but after a while they began to turn. Once to the left, then to the right.
The street narrowed. Only one car could fit, which was convenient for Wonshik. Sometimes it was so tight, that he crushed the mirrors.
"What's that supposed to mean?!"
"It's better to buy a new car." Sanghyuk said. "The route doesn't end well."
"Shit, I like this car!"
He turned sharply to the side. The back of the car slipped.
Sanghyuk led him to more and more districts of the city, where space was difficult to navigate.
He trusted him, so he didn't hesitate to add gas.
"On right." Sanghyuk said and Wonshik saw a metal container. He turned the wheel and hit the side of the car. That man lost control.
"They won't be fooled for the second time." he said.
"No. But we are leaving. A few kilometers from here is the exit to the tunnel."
And so it was.
Wonshik watched the second car approaching from the left.
"It's going to get crowded, look out." he heard Sanghyuk's voice and he didn't doubt it would be so.
There was a whole lot of cars there. Wonshik avoided every car efficiently, but it wasn't easy.
Wonshik noticed an incoming call. He picked up.
"5 kilometers, between buildings."
"Got it." Wonshik murmured. Sanghyuk, disappeared from his eyes,
They came back on the main street. Eho's people weren't there but they came from the opposite side.
"I'm not far away, jump." said Hongbin.
"I won't deny... Jump." he murmured and Wonshik noticed Hongbin's car next to him.
Wonshik opened the sunroof and reached for the rifle, which lay in the back seat.
Despite the shakes, he managed to aim at the car that followed them in pursuit. He took a deep breath and pulled the trigger. The bullet hit the tire straight. The driver lost control of the car.
Wonshik returned to the seat. Sanghyuk left the side street on his motorbike.
"Where the hell is Taekwoon when he's needed?" Wonshik asked Hongbin.
"He found him? Where?"
Wonshik smiled to himself.
"Hakyeon has an eye on Jiwon." added Hongbin.
He trusted him as much as possible to be calm about his sister. Too much is happening for one day anyway.
He packed only what he needed most. He couldn't risk it and stay here longer. A white-haired man could be nobody, and could be one of his brothers' people.
While living in a constant escape, you don't have too much. That's why he had everything
He left the back of the building, heading straight for the subway station. He looked back, but he didn't see anyone.
He hoped he could get out of the city before anyone would get him.
Jaehwan has been one so careful over the last years.
He sat in the subway, driving towards the airport.
Then he saw him. White-haired man with an empty expression on his face. He was sitting nearby. Jaehwan felt a shiver on his neck. His heart began to beat quickly.
He waited one more station until a larger crowd gathered in which he hid when he left the wagon.
"Hey, what's up?" he asked, but he heard heavy breathing.
"Yeonseok" his voice trembled.
Jaehwan stopped in the middle of the pavement.
"I talked to your friend." it was his brother's voice.
"It's not my fault that you ran like a coward. Now come here, we have to talk." he hung up.
Jaehwan looked around the station. He didn't see a white-haired man anywhere.
"I'm sorry..." he whispered, but Seokjin didn't answer. He just looked at him. He was trembling all over his body.
"Go." murmured Jaehwan to him. "Go home, Seokjin, don't say anything, just go."
Seokjin stood up and headed for the exit. Jaehwan heard a click and in the next moment the man lay on the ground. In a blood pool.
"You son of a bitch! He was innocent. He worked hard for his family!"
"Shut up." his brother murmured.
"I'm fed up with your puppy barking. You're coming back with me and taking care of business, as you should. You really thought we'd let you run forever?" he snorted. "You're stupid. Pack yourself. And you should know, no witnesses. "
"You're so weak that I'm sick, move. You come back with me. "
Jaegwan didn't say a word, just drew his weapon and pointed it at him. Jaehwan felt a cold chill on his skin.
Silence lasted. Jaehwan didn't say a word. But the weapon aimed at him was real. And he knew that his brother wouldn't hesitate.
"What the fuck? You were supposed to take care of it!" he hid the phone. "Pack yourself." he growled. Jaehwan didn't answer, he took the rest of the things in his bag.
They landed quickly in Busan. Taekwoon informed them regularly about the situation. One of Lee's brothers caught Ken. This became more complicated. What else to catch him, what else, try to take him back from the hands of others.
But Wonshik had to try.
Taekwoon was waiting for them in one of the apartments. The window was open. He sat there, resting the sniper rifle at the window sill. Quiet. Focused.
"They're inside." Taekwoon replied. Cold, calm. When Taekwoon held his weapon, nobody shouldn't underestimated him. He never missed. Wonshik didn't know how he functioned. He appeared and disappeared. Like a ghost.
"Ok, let's go. We have to pull away J.L. Ken has to stay alone, when they come out, we will attack. Hongbin, Sanghyuk. Will you take care of this?"
"I counted on it." Hongbin said. "I still have a scar on my ribs that he gave me.
"Let's go." he replied lightly and went out first. Hongbin followed him.
"I have a full vision. Go." he interrupted him, so Wonshik didn't waste time.
Soon shots were heard. J.L chased Hongbin and Sanghyuk. There were a few people left, but Wonshik coped with them. Until he came around the corner.
The other one also seemed very confident. He had it at gunpoint. Wonshik was defenseless.
"Ah, I'm going to shoot one of the biggest mafia bosses in a second. Any last words?"
"You will not shoot me." he said lazily.
"What?" the man frowned.
Wonshik knew that he was safe.
"What?! I keep you at gunpoint, and you don't have a gun!"
"Hm..." Wonshik murmured. "I have Leo." he said.
The other raised his eyebrows. Leo's name was well known in their world. With so many kills on your account, you can't not be famous.
"Mh." he heard the murmur in the bluetooth headset. Taekwoon wasn't very talkative.
Wonshik moved toward the building, where Ken was still there. His people have been there for a long time. They should have him under control.
There was only one body in the corner, but he didn't know who it was. He didn't know that person.
They finally met.
He had him in his hand.
Maybe others were fooled, but not him. He'd seen things like that before.
They aimed at each other, staring into each other's eyes.
Now everything was going to settle.
He hated that he was strong and capable of defeating anyone who entered the room. He had been taught it since he was a child. At first he liked it, then he saw his father killing someone.
He was too young, too sensitive, too innocent.
He seemed relieved when
Why, then, he kept fighting? Why did he feel that nice thrill when the enemies fell unconscious to the floor one after the other?
Because he wasn't like his brothers.
He didn't want it. He might as well have died.
Seokjin's dead body lay where it fell. The blood had soaked into the carpet.
Jaehwan didn't realize that he cared for him.
He knew he would never come back to Busan again. They won't allow it.
He didn't care anymore. One person too many perished.
He was well built. He had black, trimmed hair. His one eyebrow was cut. Probably a scar. Jaehwan stared into his eyes.
Jaehwan lowered his weapon. The man didn't move. He just frowned.
Jaehwan looked once more at Seokjin's body.
That was the sense of all this. Death of the innocent.
"You can do it." he said dispassionately. "Just do it, I don't care."
But the man stood motionless until something changed in his face. Still, he had the gun ready.
"Do you really think it will work? Puppy eyes and a request to shorten your poor life?"
"I'm sorry. I need you alive." he hit him.
Everything turned black.
He didn't know what was wrong with this boy. He wanted to die? In his eyes he saw resignation, tiredness. He really didn't want to live?
Wonshik noticed him staring at the dead body in the corner. He needed to know that person. He killed? No. If he wanted
He stood in front of the building, thinking. One of his men took Ken to the car. Taekwoon walked toward him, holding the sniper on his shoulder. He had a cigarette in his mouth.
"I took two more." he said in a low voice and let the smoke
"Throw that shit." he muttered, looking at the cigarette.
"After successful sex you also smoke."
Wonshik shook his head.
"Only you could compare killing to sex."
"And what is the difference?"
Wonshik didn't answer. There is probably none
Hongbin and Sanghyuk appeared a few minutes later.
"And what?" Wonshik asked.
"Nothing." Hongbin growled. "Motherfucker run away."
"And you?" Sanghyuk asked and put the gun into holster.
"Ken is in the car. We can come back."
"Cool!" they did a high five.
Jiwon was already asleep, but Wonshik went to see how he was doing. He adjusted her cover and combed her hair while sitting next to her. He knew that she missed their brother. But soon his death will be avenged.
Wonshik entered the living room.
"For now." sighed Wonshik and sat down next to Sanghyuk.
"Just like that? He killed your brother. You should put a sack on his head and pour water on him." Wonshik looked at him and raised one eyebrow. "Ok. I can poison him for you."
"I know this look. No poison, unless I tell you."
Hongbin snorted, but he didn't say anything.
"Hakyeon, guns are here?" he turned to him.
"Hm, yes, yes. Hongbin, can we talk?"
"About a few things."
"Do you want to talk about what happened a few days ago? We fucked, so what? That doesn't make us a sweet couple holding hands."
"That's not what I mean."
"That's what you mean. I told you that I'm not interested in relationship."
"But there is nothing to talk about. Hakyeon, it was good, we can fuck, but don't count on anything more. Seriously."
Hakyeon had a stony expression on his face.
"Nevermind." he muttered and left.
"Don't treat him that way."
"Wonshik, he got into it by himself. He's guilty. I didn't do anything wrong..." he growled and left.
"Korean drama." Sanghyuk laughed. Wonshik didn't comment that.
The desire for revenge was so strong that he wanted to go there and beat him to death.
He can't be fooled by his big eyes and youth. He had Lee's name and that was enough for him. He was ready to take revenge for that. His family suffered so much.
Why would he be better? Everything indicated that it was Ken.
He stared at the screen.
Ken paced the room for a brief moment. Then he sat on the bed and just sat watching the wall.
He couldn't think about it through that.
So he called Taekwoon and went to the training room. Boxing always cleared his mind and helped him focus on the task.
During the training, he understood that it must be a long and slow process. The game in which he intended to play. He will learn
When Wonshik returned, he didn't even go to the shower. He went to the laboratory straight away.
"You stink." Hongbin commented, standing at his table. Wonshik didn't react. "Ah, I know why you're here." he had a creepy smile.
"Let him suffer." said Wonshik.
He woke up and saw that he was in a strange room. His head ached and he caught her instinctively.
He didn't know where he was.
The room was simple. Only a bed, a cupboard and empty walls. Doors were closed. He could see the camera under the ceiling.
They must know that he is not asleep anymore. And somebody will come to him soon.
He didn't know, how much time passed before the door opened.
Jaehwan was hungry and the food looked good.
He took a bowl of soup in his hand and was about to take a spoon into his mouth when he hesitated.
He lay down. He felt nothing. Nothing was said to indicate poison.
The meat smelled intensely. The vegetables were topped with an appetizing sauce.
Soon after, someone came and took the tray.
He fell asleep again.
He dreamed about him. Seokjin. He saw his face and there was blood everywhere. He woke up violently.
He pulled off his sweatshirt, feeling sweat pour out of him. His heart was beating fast. There was a glass of water on the table, but he didn't dare drink. He doubted they wanted to poison him, but they could hurt him in so many ways.
When he was too dry in the mouth
On the other hand, he could allow it. Even if he would die in agony...
No. He couldn't die. He didn't want to die. Not this way.
He sat on the bed, hiding his face in his hands.
One day he couldn't stand it.
"Where am I?" his voice was hoarse. The man didn't answer. He just left.
"Hey, Jaehwan, how's the bunny?"
"Do you love him? Hm, but you know he'll die one day?" he combed his hair. The small six-year-old Jaehwan looked at him with big eyes.
"But he's with me for now." he said quietly.
"Hm, yeah... Hey! Would you like to shoot?"
"Well done, bravo Jaehwan. You're doing great. And now we need more challenge. Wait here."
"Time for a moving target. Shoot."
"No." Jaehwan said, scared. "No, I don't want to! Not my bunny!"
"I said, shoot, little brat!"
There was silence. Jaeghwan was furious. But he didn't care. He moved to take the animal home, but then... there was a shot. Jaehwan stared at the gray fur that was covered in blood. More and more blood. He stood and he started to shake.
He felt a firm grip on his shoulder. His brother whispered in his ear.
"See, I told you that it will die soon."
He left him alone.
Jaehwan cried all night. At that time, he no longer had anyone to comfort him.
He wanted to scream.
"You're good, Jaehwan, you're my little sun. Fight for yourself, be brave. Ah, I'm so proud of you... My sweet little boy!" she embraced him, kissed him on the top of his head. He even remembered her smell.
He was in pain.
He hated being alone. When there was too much silence and free space around him. He wanted to feel small, he wanted to be small, to be able to hide from anyone who wants to hurt him.
He couldn't keep his promise.
"I don't care anymore!" he shouted. "Fuck you!"
He hoped the food was poisoned. He hoped he would fall asleep and never wake up again.
Bitterness burned his throat.
He lay down, feeling drowsy.
Sometimes when he had nothing to do, he sat and watched Ken. He was quiet, he didn't say anything. It would seem that he knows how to play this game.
He started breaking a week later. He talked to anyone who brought him food. He demanded an answer.
Day after day he was silent and didn't eat or drink much. Wonshik could see his face paler. He slept most of the time.
He stopped watching. He had other things on his mind.
"How are things?" he asked Taekwoon, who was standing in his office in silence.
"Good. Any other news?"
"Business in the west is going well. I'm going to pick up the goods tomorrow night. Sanghyuk will give you a full analysis."
"What?" Taekwoon asked.
"I'm worried about Hakyeon. He is involved in this mess with Hongbin. Unnecessarily."
"Hakyeon is an adult, he can handle it."
"He is an adult."
"I don't have friends. Not in my profession. Hakyeon may be your target sometime and I will have to kill him for you. The same is true for everyone else. I'm what I was created for."
They returned in the evening. He had to carry her, because she fell asleep. Nanny took care of her. He had to see with Hongbin
"Because Ken doesn't eat anything, and the poison has nothing to do. Watch out, he's in a very bad mood. "
Wonshik sighed, but he entered the laboratory anyway.
"This fucking dick!" he heard a scream and a crack.
Wonshik stopped at the entrance for his own safety.
"Why are you so pissed?" he asked.
Hongbin gave him murderous eyes.
"Why?! This dick doesn't eat or drink anything!"
"What?! Don't 'ah' to me! I knew it wouldn't work. I told you to kill him right away, but you wanted to make a make a toy out of him. You don't want me to hurt him... as it should be."
"It's not about hurting, Hongbin. Just about getting information."
"Don't be ironic, finally he need to eat and drink."
"It doesn't matter. The dose is too small. He'll fall asleep."
"Really, Wonshik, let me act on my own. I have a delicious poisonous gas. He will choke, eyes will run on his blood, he will beg for mercy. Or I can just go and pour one of my potions straight to his throat."
"Why?! Why are you so boring?!"
"I think strategically. You could definitely kill everyone around you."
"Because everyone deserves it. Besides Jiwon. I would save her." he sighed.
"Good to know."
"And possibly you." he rolled his eyes. "And Sanghyuk."
"And can I ask you to save Hakyeon too? He is like a brother to me." Wonshik smiled gently. Hongbin looked at him from under his eyebrows.
"I know what you're getting at. Stop right there."
"Because no. I don't want relation. I'm beginning to regret that his sweet ass tempted me finally." he sighed. "And I want him again. But I can't fuck him because he can think we're a couple." he shuddered. "Never."
"Stop and get out before I throw a vial of cobra venom in your stupid face."
"Okay, okay! I'm going. You don't have to talk about the cobra right now. I just want to remind you to look after your pets. I don't want to wake up
Hongbin grinned and said nothing. Wonshik preferred to leave.
He trusted Hongbin, but he didn't hide from himself that he was afraid of him.
Hongbin was a man who was better as a friend than enemy.
"What's up, boss?"
"Go to sleep. I don't have anything to do, so I'll look at these."
The boy got up and left. Wonshik was left alone in a dark room, full of blue light.
"Who are you?" Wonshik whispered.
Watching him again became his routine.
Apparently, they both couldn't sleep at night.
But a month passed, and Ken still didn't eat or drink much.
Wonshik didn't want it either.
Sometimes he also wanted to sit and cry, but he couldn't.
For a moment he even envied Ken. He apparently had nothing to lose. He didn't value his life anymore.
The poison wasn't an option anymore. Wonshik had to change the rules of the game.
"Sit down." Wonshik pointed to the chair in front of him. Ken waited a few seconds until he sat in front of him. There was only a table between them.
"Do you know the rules of Russian roulette? Let's play."
"Why?" he asked. "Why do you want to play a game where one of us will die?"
Wonshik winked. He laughed.
"Ah, no. We will change the rules, but only a little."
"You'll pull the trigger to yourself, every time you don't tell me the truth."
"Why did you kill my brother?"
Ken blinked. He sat in silence.
"I didn't kill your brother." he answered quietly.
"Pull the trigger."
"Do you care about your life now? I heard something else when you were screaming at the cameras, and now, when I give you a chance to shorten your poor life, you resist? Pull the trigger, I said..."
Ken grabbed the gun.
His hand just shook a little when the weapon clicked.
"Well, once again. There is nothing for you, right? End it, Ken, once and for all. Save us all the time."
Wonshik chuckled coldly.
"I didn't kill your brother. I wouldn't benefit from it. I don't want this life. I ran away because I wanted to be away from this sick world, from weapons, from death..."
Ken looked down. He moved away somewhere with his thoughts.
"I have a few souls on my conscience, souls that I didn't want to hurt, and now you just want my death because you think I killed your brother. But..."
Ken grabbed the gun and put it back in his head. His hand was trembling. He wanted to do it, he wanted to welcome death, but for some reason he was afraid.
It was a fury, despair, fear, reconciliation with fate, giving up life.
Ken was breathing fast. Pale even more. The gun fell out of his hand as his shoulders dropped.
"Now... Better?" Wonshik asked.
"Did you really think I would give you a loaded weapon and let you shoot it in your head? No. No, Ken, you'll live longer and you'll die only when I really decide about it, not you." he said. He looked at the cameras and nodded.
After a moment, food was brought.
"For what?" he asked. Voice flat. "Another poison?"
"Do you really think I would use the same trick twice? Food is not poisoned... Eat."
Ken, however, didn't look too convinced. Wonshik took a few bites and swallowed.
In fact, Wonshik was planning to use poison again. He looked at his boyish face and felt hatred. He wanted to see how he was suffering. His tear gave him satisfaction.
When Ken ate, Wonshik took the plate.
"We'll talk more, soon. Maybe then you will answer the question, why did you kill my brother."
"So our conversations will be repeated, maybe I'll kill you myself."
"You'll do it either way or not... I wouldn't have a reason to lie."
"I have learned one thing over the past years, Lee's brothers shouldn't be trusted." he left.
"You're so fucking soft, Wonshik."
"I do what I need, it would be too easy to kill him right away."
"What do you want? What potion should I create, my lord?"
Wonshik scolded him with a look.
"Maybe hallucinations? Do you have something like that?"
"Ah!" his face lit up. "Of course, I'm able to agree to something like that, give me one day."
He had so many thoughts. He remembered the day when the explosion occurred and the building where his brother had been collapsed. The body was so massacred,
Besides, he was horny. He had to fuck someone. He didn't remember when the last time he had good sex...
"You have an interesting sense of time." he said and put the lighter down.
"Mh. I was just thinking how horny I am, and that I would like to fuck someone and you show up..." he smiled crookedly.
"Fuck off." he said.
"I'm kidding!" he laughed. "I wouldn't touch you. Unless..." he looked at his butt.
"Stop or I give you my word, I'll shoot your knee in a minute. I have bullets for Taekwoon. I couldn't contact him."
"Mh." he muttered and put a large bag on the floor.
"Anything else? Maybe you want to go to bed with me?" Wonshik laughed, but he was silent when he saw his face.
"He was top or bottom?"
"Hongbin is a bastard. He has to control the situation because it was constantly controlled. But if you can dominate him in bed and he understand that he's not hurt... he'll be yours. Well... heoretically."
"Yes, because I would advise you not to try anyway... Even I don't know what he will do. Forget about him, Hakyeon, please."
"It's too late, I'm involved too much..."
"So you're fucked."
He didn't trust anyone in this family. They were rivals from the very beginning. Maybe if it were not for this crazy competition, his father would be different.
He woke up when his phone rang.
"She wants to meet."
"Of course she want. When?"
"Tonight, at the club."
Wonshik was sure she wanted something. He wasn't sure what. Their interests have always been balanced on the edge.
He went to Sanghyuk.
"We are going."
"To the club. She wants to meet."
"Eh. Hongbin can't go?"
Sanghyuk rolled his eyes but said nothing more.
Sanghyuk was dressed all in black. Wonshik chose the classics. Black suit and white shirt.
"Ah, Ravi!" she cried in a sweet voice and stood up, embracing his neck and kissing in a cheek.
"And you brought my favorite with you." she approached to Sanghyuk and squeezed his cheek. She returned to her seat and pointed to a free pouf.
"You wanted to see me." Wonshik said, sitting down.
"Oh yes." she clapped her hands. "Stardust.
"Hm." she tapped her chin with her finger, pursing her lips. "Let's say I'll give you 4 millions dollars. What do you say?" she smiled broadly.
"That's a lot. Hyuna..."
He knew exactly what she meant. She was a bitch here.
"Delicious! Now, the second thing. My larks sang to me that you caught Ken. I really want to meet him. I suppose he's cute..."
"No." he said faster than he could think about it. "Forget it."
"Oh, do you refuse me?"
"That's not the point."
"Hyuna, he's not my guest. I can't move him out so you can see him like a pet."
"I don't know why, but I imagined you leading him on a leash. I'd like to see it..." she licked her lips.
Wonshik felt a shudder. He wanted to leave from here. Hyuna always aroused his anxiety.
"Ah, let it be, little boy. I only want drugs."
"You always refuse me, Ravi. Even your sweet ass can't be mine."
"Sorry, we wouldn't fit together."
"Ah." she waved her hand. "Play with your pet at least. Otherwise, what's the point to keep him?"
"Bye bye, see you!" she called after them.
Wonshik got into the car, furious.
She dragged him to the club because she wanted to get Ken. But what for? She wanted to have another toy? Or was it just a trick? She wanted to betray him?
"No." he murmured and stayed in silence.
Hongbin was pleased. He created Stardust himself and was very proud of it. While creating drugs can be called a hobby.
He also visited to Ken.
"Will you ask me the same question again and again?" Ken asked.
"I didn't kill your brother. I didn't even know him. I was there that day because I tried to stop my brother from blowing up the building full of innocent people..."
"Perhaps because the desire to take revenge covers your common sense?"
Wonshik rose, slapping his fists on the table.
"Don't talk to me as if you knew me! Ken."
Ken stood up too. He looked him straight in the eyes...
"I'm a prisoner,
He stood in the shower and tried to loosen his tense body. Hyuna pulled him into some game. Ken, Jaehwan, who was beginning to raise his doubts. And the emptiness he felt inside. He wanted to feel something, something different than that empty hole.
When he started to move his hand, he shuddered. He began slowly, along the entire length. And when he became hard, he focused on the head.
His abdominal muscles were squeezing. Water trickled down his back and through the scars he had. No tattoo could hide it.
/Play.../ he heard Hyuna's words in his head. And he saw pair of eyes, then Jaehwan's face. His full, big lips, slightly parted...
"Fuck!" he shouted when he came.
He leaned against the wall with both hands.
"A pet..." he smiled.
He was hungry and tired. All that was happening... he would rather be shot.
Once he couldn't stand it anymore and ate everything. He had hallucinations all night and couldn't sleep. When he ate again, it was the same.
He hasn't given up yet. He had enough of this life, but if he need to die, let it be with a gun in his hand.
He was to suffer and he had to admit that they were doing great.
Maybe he would have a house by the beach? He always liked the idea of living close to the beach.
Because all that was waiting for him was the continuation of suffering. But if the opportunity arises, he will run away. He will fight for it while...
But didn't Ravi talk about it? That they are also fighting to regain what belongs to them?
He didn't know what this innocence was. He lost it when he was little kid. Seokjin was innocent, and he was killed in cold blood.
He wanted revenge on his behalf.
Jaehwan looked at them without feeling.
"Sit." said the host of this magnificent shrine of joy.
"You wanted to talk, so talk."
"About what?" he asked quietly.
"About that day."
"What do you want to know?"
"Tell me about the explosion, everything you remember."
"I can't just say it. Everyone knows how it was. The building flew into the air, people died."
"Yes, including my brother. I'm listening." Ravi murmured. Jaehwan looked at him. There was so much anger in his eyes.
"That day I wanted to leave, in the morning, I knew my brothers would be busy, so I had the opportunity... For many years I despised this life, too many people died and I couldn't stand it anymore. That day I didn't care of
He sighed to clear his mind.
"You know, I may be a murderer... but none of the lives that were taken away was for me. My brothers are mostly to blame, and they never cared for me, they never loved me."
"How do you know?" he asked suddenly.
"Because if it was otherwise, they wouldn't killed the rabbit infront of a small boy, They wouldn't have forced me to do things I didn't want to. First of all, they would let me go. I have blood on my hands because of them.
"Like all of us. How is this related to the day of the explosion?"
"Ah, as I said, I wanted to run away that day and I had the perfect opportunity, but I found out what they were planning and just... I couldn't leave."
"Yes. I came back, because if I left without trying to stop them, I would have as much blood in my hands as they do. You may not believe me, but I told you that I have no reason to lie... I'm sorry that it didn't work.
"Kill? You know, death in this case would be a reward for you."
"I don't owe you anything."
"It's not even about me."
"For a person who was innocent...
He winced. He hated this name so much.
"Jaehwan." he said.
"Kill my brothers, I don't know how, just do it."
"Ah? Where is this request from?"
"They killed someone who didn't deserve it, I don't even know if
"You mean that boy who was lying in that room?"
"Seokjin. His name was Seokjin, he had a family he cared for,
"Do I have to blow up the building with them inside?"
"Karma is a bitch, right?"
"As I said, my life is in your hands, but if the loss of innocence hurts you, do it for that boy..."
"What's wrong with you?! You really don't want to fight anymore? Will you surrender?!"
There was silence. They looked into each other's eyes, and then Ravi looked at his lips.
Jaehwan felt a shudder.
He wanted it. He wanted it so badly. He didn't understand why.
But when he looked at him, it squeezed him inside. He looked at his boyish face, those watery and sad eyes and those lips. He was so sweet, innocent.
But he was his enemy. He shouldn't feel anything for him except for hatred.
But why did he feel so torn inside?
He hated him. He hated himself. He couldn't think of him that way!
He pulled back, Jaehwan's body relaxed, and he slumped a bit lower. He was breathing fast. What did he think?
The wolf followed him, but Wonshik let him out into the garden and closed himself in the room. He needed to go to the shower. He needed to relieve the tension.
He didn't kill Wonshik's men, though he could.
No. He couldn't be manipulated so easily. It was a game and if he allow itself a moment of weakness, it will cost him dearly.
He hoped he would soon be able to end it.
But he couldn't get him out of his head.
Maybe he hated him even more.
"Hongbin?" Wonshik asked when
"Did you talk about anything with Hakyeon?"
"Ehm?" Wonshik wasn't sure what his friend meant.
"But I don't know what you mean, Hongbin."
"You know perfectly well! We fucked again."
"Nothing. He's stubborn. I told him that he should forget about you. He didn't listen to my advice."
"No. He didn't listen!"
"But why are you so mad?"
"I would prefer that you don't interfere in my personal life, as I don't interfere in yours."
"Ah, he was the top? He did it. Woah. "
"I'll kill you."
"No, you will not." he said. "You felt good and now you are panicking without a reason."
"Just wait. You wake up with a rattlesnake under the pillow one day!" he said furiously and left, slamming the door.
Hakyeon was stupid. But he couldn't baby him. Taekwoon was right. He was an adult.
"What happened to him?" he asked confused.
"Hakyeon dominated him, and now he blames me for that, he wants to give me a rattlesnake under the pillow."
"Yeaah... What's going on?"
"I have come to ask you if you remember about a suit."
"Seriously, Wonshik? You forgot? The party. Here!"
"What is this?"
"And how should I know? You open it. If it's a bomb, I'm out."
"First. She's still horny at you. Second... I'll tell the rest that he also needs a suit."
"Yes, do it... I can't refuse her for the second time."
Otherwise it could end badly for all of them.
"Stay there, if you like." Wonshik murmured. "Do you know who Hyuna is?"
Jaehwan was silent for a moment.
"Yes, everyone knows."
"Hm, yeah. She'll be here, she wants to see you."
"What you've heard. Every year there is a party. There will be many important guests here. You'll get a suit and pretend you're having a great time."
"Are you saying that I will leave the room?"
"Yes, but don't think that you will escape."
"I'm not going to."
"I'm not going to run. I have nowhere to go. Even if I did, you would find me or my brothers. Given my physical condition, I wouldn't have gone far. It is more logical
"I don't understand you."
"And what is difficult to understand here? I don't care about anything, Ravi." Wonshik felt a shudder because he realized that Jaehwan had spoken his name for the first time. It sounded so soft in his mouth.
"Maybe I used wrong words. If I survive somehow, I will live. If I die, I don't care anymore. I'm reconciled with this fact. I may as well come out of this room for a moment and be one of the guests. Take a deep breath of other air."
"No." he shook his head. "You have misunderstood me. I want to live, I love life... But I would like it to be different, without violence, blood and the unnecessary death of innocent people."
"In that case, we both have deceptive hopes."
He had to concentrate because soon there would be too many people here and he can't be torn.
The days passed quickly and soon the moment came.
Wonshik made sure Jaehwan ate something more. He wasn't too trustful, that's why they were eating together in silence.
He was still quite weak, but he didn't have such a gray and tired face anymore.
Wonshik knew that the Lee brothers would try to take advantage of this opportunity.
"You are paranoid, give a peace." Sanghyuk sighed. "Focus on looking good."
"I know, every one of us knows that. They were quiet because they knew the party would take place. It's the first party after your brother's death. You would do it to honor his memory."
"Yes, and don't worry. We know that they will attack. The rest is a matter of spreading forces."
"Eh, Sanghyuk. Find a nice girl today, hm? Use your life."
"I'm already taken." he patted the gun he had at his waist.
Soon, guests began arriving. Hyuna will definitely come at the end, as always. When Wonshik stood and greeted everyone who came in, Jaehwan appeared. He walked down the stairs and looked... extremely good.
Jaehwan was created to look like this.
Jaehwan was watching him too. Wonshik knew that he looked good in a suit. But he never before had he been face to face with someone as handsome as Jaehwan.
It was a fact, even if they were enemies. It was weird but pleasant.
"Me. For a party."
"You look... okay."
They looked at each other for a moment. Wonshik didn't know what else he could add. He had a million thoughts and none of them were pure. He hated himself for what he thought and felt.
He took a step forward. He pushed him back until they were in the niche, hidden from the eyes of others. His body worked automatically.
Jaehwan opened his eyes wide.
Wonshik rested his hands on both sides of Jaehwan's head and moved closer to him so much that they almost touched their noses. Jaehwan's breath was warm. He leaned closer, touched his ear with his lips.
"I've told you that I don't plan to do it." Jaehwan said quietly. He seemed so calm, even though the Wonshik almost pressed against his body.
"You know my real name. Do I know yours? And you tell me about trust?" he reached up and grabbed Wonshik's waist, pushing him away slowly. He felt a shiver on his back. Wonshik moved away quickly.
"Don't touch me."
"Nothing!" he growled. "Watch yourself..."
"I will." he moved towards Wonshik, he began to retreat. They didn't stop looking in each other's eyes. It was hell.
"Ravi, honey." she said sweetly and kissed him on the cheek. "I'm so happy to see you again. Ah!" she looked away.
"You must be Ken. You don't even know how much I wanted to meet you. Ravi didn't want to show you. I guess you're very valuable to him."
Wonshik expected that Jaehwan to say anything that he would be indifferent to him.
"Ah! Ah, marvelous!" she laughed and took him by the arm. "You are wonderful."
Wonshik didn't know what it was. What a man it was, what a voice, a smile, a look. His duality put him in a state of deep shock. How it's possible that from such a pitiful creature he turned into someone like that?
"I hope Ravi treats you well?" Hyuna asked.
"Ravi is an remarkable man. Extremely hospitable." he admitted. And he smiled again. This time to him. He was like a diamond.
"What can I say, if you want to drink, you know where the bar is."
"Delicious. Ken, join me later. I want
"And your boys?"
"They aren't as good as Ken. See you later." she waved to them and left.
Jaehwan smiled until she disappeared around the corner, and then, as if the sun had gone out.
"What was that?"
"I don't know what you're talking about. I was supposed to behave properly, right?" Jaehwan noted.
"Yes, but you didn't have to charm everyone around!"
"You must know something about me, Ravi. The more
"Ah!" Wonshik blinked.
"See, even you felt it." he snorted. "I'd better join her. Don't you think?
"Yes, go, just remember..."
"I know." Jaehwan gave him a long look.
Wonshik wanted to fuck him. He shouldn't, but he wanted to.
When Jaehwan turned away and walked to the living room, Wonshik hated himself for considering fucking his own enemy.
Shit, even Wonshik felt it. Damn him. Damn you, Jaehwan! It was the only thought that circled in his mind.
The more attention they gave him, the more pleased he seemed.
Jaehwan was like a source of joy and everyone who was around him were happy.
What this Jaehwan was thinkin? Who was he? In addition, he flirted with Hyuna. She giggled and blushed constantly. Like a teenager girl close to senior high school boy.
"I hate him." he hissed in reply.
"Then take him and kill him."
"I can't... Not yet. I need to know what happened that day."
"He still didn't tell you?"
He hoped they won't fuck somewhere.
Wonshik wanted them to work out, but he was afraid that through Hongbin's past and how it affected him... a happy relationship wasn't written for them.
Hyuna didn't give him a step back. She stuck to his arm and he continued the acting. He was flirting, sending her long glances. He had no idea what kind of swamp he was packing into.
The boy looked at him with big eyes,
"I'm doing something wrong?"
"I didn't say that."
"You have a face, as if you wanted to devour me alive."
Wonshik wanted that.
The music boomed in his ears. His heart was beating fast.
What did Jaehwan have? What was it that felt like that? Like he was stoned.
He couldn't. He had to clear his mind. He went to another room, where there were also a few guests.
"How do you do?" he asked.
"Ah, I'm very happy. Do you like Hana?"
"Yes. She is so pretty and kind."
Wonshik smiled and kissed her on the forehead. He loved her the most. If something happened to her, he would never forgive himself.
"Why? It's not late yet."
"I know, Jiwon. But do you remember how we talked about dangerous people?"
"They can come here tonight."
"Oh! It's very rude."
"Why do you say that?"
"There should be a rule, not to interrupt when the party is going on."
Wonshik laughed and kissed her forehead again.
"Yes, I know. I'll be good and I'll go to the room any minute. Oppa, I don't want you to worry about me." she said.
He left her with Hana and Mina. His little princess. The princess that everyone loved without exception. She was like a desert flower. So precious and amazing. Maybe he should have sent her away this evening. But on the other hand,
He returned to the larger room, where Jaehwan continued to lead the way. His face, however, seemed paler and his eyes lost their glow.
He also talked with Sanghyuk for a while.
He had to focus.
The Lee brothers could come at any moment.
There was a constant irritation inside.
As if he were on the edge of tolerance of his presence here.
Maybe he should kill him instead of keeping him forever.
Wonshik felt angry.
It was as if Wonshik wanted him only for himself.
Wonshik was angry at himself for one more reason. He lost his guard.
Everyone drew a weapon, ready to attack.
"Ravi!" he heard Sanghyuk shout.
But then the big explosion threw him back. He hit his back against the pillar and blinked. When he looked away, Jaehwan wasn't there.
Ravi surprised him. He didn't believe he would really let him out of this room, but still. He got a suit and the opportunity to prepare.
Somewhere inside he felt calm. Maybe something like relief? He wasn't sure.
What amazed him most was that he liked
That they both have illusions about peaceful life.
He had suspected this before, but now he was sure.
He looked at himself in the mirror. He looked good, though he didn't feel better. He was weak. He knew about it.
There was something soft about him.
When he grabbed his waist to push him away, he felt his muscles and tense skin beneath his fingers. How good was Ravi's body? And why did Jaehwan think about it at all? What was wrong with him?!
But he couldn't. Because he was too tired of running away. And he was still of the opinion that it was better to stay here.
He was beginning to feel tired. He was dizzy. He wanted to go back to his little prison and go to bed.
"What is it this party for?"
"It takes place every year." he said. "To maintain good contacts, everyone here is allies."
"I understand, and you...?"
"I don't intend..." he muttered. Everyone suspected him of the worst. Sanghyuk left and Hyuna appeared in his place again. He had enough. He looked for Ravi. He wanted him to take him away from here.
He curled up, protecting Hyuna, and stepped aside. Then the two guys who came with her took her protection.
Jaehwan stayed alone and he knew who came. His brothers.
He spotted Ravi, who was approaching to him fast.
Then a grenade came through the broken window. Jaehwan had to run away deeper into the house.
Jaehwan was torn. He felt hope for better times, but on the other hand he knew he was a prisoner here.
"You!" he met his face. It was one of Eho's men. He went to him and grabbed him.
He felt dirty looking at the dead body. He looked away. It was Sanghyuk.
"You are not that bad. Watch out." he left, running deep into the house.
More people appeared, so he slipped into the living room, where it was empty.
He had to find Ravi. Was everything okay with him after the explosion?
He heard the door open and he froze. The steps were slow and balanced. He heard the whistling. His heart beat faster.
"Are you here, little brother?"
He remained silent. Jaegwan.
"I know you're here, you piece of shit. Come out. I'm gonna gut you. You are friends with the enemy now, huh? Honestly, if not Eho, I would kill you right after birth."
Jaehwan closed his eyes. He preferred poisoned food.
Is this how he will die?
"You're not good for anything, little shit. I'll split your brain and crush you like a worm, and everything what will remain." he hissed.
"So be it." Jaehwan murmured.
"What the fuck is this?!" he shouted and hit the wolf in the head. He snapped harder.
"My kitty!" she called and ran out across the terrace, right behind the kitten who was running away.
"No, don't go there!" he called and threw himself toward her.
On that day, he was deprived of innocence. That day changed him.
Jaehwan got out of the house and saw that someone was aiming at her with a gun. He met a man with a large scar. Jaegwan's man.
"No!" he shouted and jumped, stretching his arms. Everything was so slow.
A shot was fired.
Jaehwan fell on the grass, squeezing the girl in his arms. He looked at her.
He felt chest pain. So he got hit, not her. Good.
"You're okay. Nothing will happen to you. It's okay." he heard a growl and then the sound of struggling. He glanced over his shoulder. The wolf licked his bloody teeth.
The girl started crying again.
"Don't cry, you're safe. I won't let anything happen to you. Look at me." he asked and forced himself to smile. Her eyes were big and round. "Does anything hurt you?"
"That's good. Don't cry, otherwise the kitten will get scared and we don't want him to be afraid, right? He's smaller than us..."
"Yes." she sniffed. His head began to spin. The pain in his chest began to sting, he felt the bullet hollows into his body.
"We must lie down quietly."
"They won't see us?"
"No. What's your name?"
"Jaehwan, my name is Jaehwan... " he muttered, but he felt how he was starting to lose consciousness. He heard the squeaking. He squeezed her last time.
It was hell.
He didn't hear anything for some time. Moreover, Jaehwan disappeared from his sight. He didn't see his body anywhere, so he assumed he was alive. However, if he tries to escape, he will get him personally and he will shot his knees.
"I gave him a gun. He lives."
"Good." he sighed and turned the table, hiding behind him. He didn't even want to think about the damage.
He just hoped that Jiwon is safe.
Then she had to go to sleep.
But now? He had to be close to the floor in case someone wanted to get there.
"Ravi." he heard a soft voice.
"Or maybe we stop this shooting? What is that whole farce for anyway?"
"You have our stuff."
"Don't pretend to be stupid..." he muttered and shot. The bullet passed next to his arm.
"I have nothing of yours, and you have broken the unwritten rule of attacking the house."
"Our fathers valued it very much. Don't bring work home, yes, yes... But you know, the rules have changed since you took our brother."
"And that is why do you keep him here for so long?"
"Can we take him back now?"
"Hm, no. I think I'll keep him." Wonshik said and tipped his hand, firing blindly. He glanced over the table and saw Eho hide behind the wall.
Shots were heard everywhere. He also saw several corpses, belonging to both sides.
He knew, however, that Eho would follow him.
When he heard footsteps, he grabbed one of the bodies and covered himself.
"What do you want?" Wonshik asked.
"Give us Ken back."
"For what? Is he not useless to you?"
"He is, but he knows things he shouldn't."
"Ah! So now I will certainly not give him back to you."
He wondered if Eho was telling the truth, or it was nothing worth talking about. What did Jaehwan know that they wanted to take him back so badly?
Unless Jaehwan knew something, but he didn't know it was important.
Ah! He will have to press him more. He will get the truth out of him and finally fulfill the promise of revenge.
But why was he constantly torn when he thought about killing Jaehwan?
People were running around, aiming at each other. There was a lot of blood here. They may have to change the house. Damn it. First he lost his favorite car, and now his house was like a ruin.
"We are out!" he suddenly heard. It was Eho. Wonshik leaned over and saw them running out.
"What happened? Why did they retreat?" he asked him, getting up.
"Where is Jiwon? And where is Jaehwan?"
"I don't know."
"Damn it!" Wonshik ran outside.
Jiwon wasn't in the room, so he began to nervously look her around the house. If something happened to her...
"No..." he whispered and walked closer.
"Jiwon? Jiwon... It's okay, it's okay..." he wanted to take her, but she grabbed Jaehwan harder. Wonshik saw the blood, and he lay limp. Damn it.
"Hongbin!" he called. "Jiwon, come to me."
"No!" she cried.
"No, don't hurt him!"
Wonshik blinked. For a moment he didn't know what to say.
"I won't hurt him, I promise. But he's wounded and needs help."
Jiwon looked at him and relaxed his grip. He caught her.
"Take him away... Hongbin, can you look at him?"
"Eh..." Hongbin, who had just appeared, had a face full of judgment.
"Please, Bin oppa, help him!" Jiwon cried, catching his breath.
"Ah... Don't worry, princess."
He sat down with her in her room and wiped her face. Hakyeon appeared with a wet towel.
"Someone had a gun and Jaehwan oppa saved me. He hugged me tightly and said I can't be afraid, because the kitten might get scared. Would he be healthy? Say yes!"
"Stay here with uncle Hakyeon, okay? I'll check how Jaehwan feel..."
"Help him, okay?" she looked at him with large, wet eyes. How could he refuse?
"Tell me what happened."
"They had an advantage for a moment, but then the rest of the people came in. Hakyeon called his friends, Hyuna was pissed off, so she sent someone here too."
"Good." he sighed. They entered the lab. There was a table in the next room, on which Jaehwan was lying undressed. Hongbin was sewing his wound.
"What's with him?"
"He will live, if you want him alive." sighed Hongbin.
"In my opinion, this is the waste of time and energy, but well... That was the wish of the princess, right? The wound is clean, though he will have a problem with the arm for some time. He has anemia and he is a little dehydrated. A drip will do it."
"I will tell the rest." Taekwoon muttered, gave Hongbin a strange look and left.
"What's wrong with you two?" Wonshik asked.
"It's possible that I don't like him anymore..."
"You didn't control..." he muttered and nodded. He hit the first man who was standing close.
He was so tired.
Jiwon didn't want to give up guarding Jaehwan. When they were driving, she asked for him from time to time.
But Jiwon sat with him there every day.
"Traitor." he muttered, but the wolf yawned in response. "Will you be here all the time?" he asked his sister.
"Yes." she said.
"Well, let me know when he wakes up, okay? I need to talk to him about something important."
"Of course, oppa!" she smiled.
He need to think, but he was tired of thinking. His head ached because of it. Who was Jaehwan?
Wonshik also remembered one more thing that Jaehwan mentioned during their talks.
Maybe it will be a breakthrough in their relations. Maybe if Wonshik does it for him, Jaehwan will finally answer all his questions.
"Yeah?" he looked at him from behind the computer.
"I have to ask you something."
When he opened his eyes, he didn't know for a moment what had happened. He could see the ceiling and the lamp that didn't match the room he knew. He looked sideways and was terrified for a moment. Did his brothers take him? No, impossible!
"Oppa!" he heard a soft voice and she embraced him with her arms.
"Jiwon, are you ok? How's your kitty?" he felt relieved, it wasn't his family's home.
"Well, I'm glad you woke up, I have to go get my brother, I promised!"
"Brother?" he asked. But she left.
"What is going on?" Jaehwan murmured. "And what is this recovery room, Ravi?"
"No. It's okay! But... why?"
"You saved my sister, and because she's a little angel, she loved you and told me to take care of you. And the Nightmare likes you too. For some reason."
Ravi sat on the chair next to the bed and sighed.
"I'm sure... you want to talk? Roght?" Jaehwan asked.
"I just want to say that I'm happy that Jivon is fine. I would protect her once more if it was necessary."
"Because it's possible that she is the last innocent being on this earth... I saw in her myself when I was yunger.
"Who are you? Because I'm more and more confused every time."
"What do you mean?"
"You had the opportunity to escape, you didn't do it. You got a gun, you didn't use it against my people... What the fuck, Jaehwan?"
"Because, despite everything, I'm treated better here than at any time in my family."
"You want to hear a sad story, here, I can tell you..."
Jaehwan looked at him in surprise. He didn't think he would take it seriously.
"Okay." he said uncertainly. "Can I have one question before I start?"
"What happened when...?"
"Your brothers came for you, they wanted to take you by force. Because you know you know something you shouldn't."
"I would like to know. I hoped that you would tell me..."
"I... I have no idea what they are talking about. I swear."
"Ravi, they kept me far away from every plan they had. I was unwanted and if it wasn't for my mother, it would be possible that someone would kill me... most likely it would be Jaegwan."
"Yes, your brothers are assholes."
"It was... very bad?"
"Yeah, that house is a ruin."
"You don't need to be sorry."
"Do you really want me to tell you this?"
"I'm still waiting."
"Ah." Jaehwan was still surprised. Everything that was happening around was like a dream. He reached for the water next to him and carefully took one sip.
"Thank you. Can I take advantage of this moment of kindness and ask for a cheeseburger? I would really like to eat a cheeseburger."
Ravi laughed shortly, but then he became serious again. Jaehwan restrained his smile.
He took another sip. He wanted to drink so much. At last the water was not bitter.
He stroked the wolf again and sighed.
"Yes... I think it was the worst. Maybe it's funny, there are definitely worse stories, but... it ruined me. From that day I knew I didn't want it.
Ravi sighed and leaned back. He smoothed his lips with his finger and Jaehwan watched the gesture carefully.
"Try to remember." he said gently.
"Eh..." Jaehwan frowned. "There were a lot of people there, they were not alone... I mean... it was a damn big and important building. You don't blow up the bank's headquarters for fun... "
"No. I don't know who they were. I suspect that they are one of their people, that's all. Then I knew that the case was lost... That they would do it and all I could do was run away... I got out of the building and there was an explosion.
"Hmm..." Ravi sighed. "Okay, let's talk later. Rest." he stood up.
"Ravi? Thank you."
"Thank you too. And my name is Wonshik."
Jaehwan smiled. Wonshik also, though briefly. And he left.
He was still confused.
He had millions of thoughts in his head and none of it made any sense to him now.
But at least Jiwon felt better since Jaehwan woke up. Earlier she was quiet and sad. Now she was a small spark again.
But Hongbin... He was hurt and grumpy.
He responded to everything maliciously.
"What do you mean?" Hongbin looked at him grimly.
"You behave differently than usual. What happened?"
Hongbin sighed. He rolled his eyes and winced.
"It's about Hakyeon."
"I will tell you nothing more. It's our business. And now I'm sorry. But I have to check my animals." he passed him and disappeared in the next room. He had a laboratory here too, but not as big as in the previous house. They will come back there for sure.
Did anyone like him really could put a bomb in a building full of people?
One day, however, he was very thoughtful. Wonshik found him in the window.
"What's on your mind?" he asked.
Jaehwan didn't move.
"Why is this all for?"
"This. Care, peace, good food... Why?" he looked at him. His eyes were wet and shiny. Wonshik looked at him in surprise. His heart twitched. That hurts. It hurt him that he was in this condition. But why did he feel that way? It was so bad.
"You can kill me one day, right?"
"Just say it! Why all these conversations... Ah, it's like the last meal of a condemned man, is it not? Maybe we can set a better date because I can't take it anymore. I'm too much torn."
"How do I know that? You don't say anything about yourself."
"You can tell me. I die anyway, so I will take your secrets to the grave..." he looked back at the window.
"My father was aggressive. I had to hide Jiwon in the room and hide the key. And then I let him beat me. So she could be safe.
Jaehwan was trembling and crying. He had a tight mouth and didn't say a word. He spoke after a moment.
"Why are you telling me this?"
"Because I want you to know that everyone has a story.
"I don't understand."
"Because you don't want this life just like us. Because you're tired of it. Because you're worried about the stranger girl... Also this..." he handed him the phone.
"What is it?"
"The boy you mentioned. Seokjin. He was found a few hours later and buried next to his grandparents. You don't have to worry about him anymore."
"I also took care of his family in your name.
"Thank you. Thank you..."
"I don't want to kill you, Jaehwan. If I haven't done so far, it is certain that I won't do it at all."
"You can stay here. You don't have to run away."
"But what about your brother..."
"You saved Jiwon. Life, for life, and I say it honestly..." he muttered. There was silence. Wonshik felt good.
"You are a mess." he added.
He pushed him slightly until Jaehwan leaned against the wall and had nowhere to escape. Wonshik touched his neck.
"Shh. It's okay."
"Don't leave me."
Before he thought, his hips touched Jaehwan's hips. He felt him through the material of the jeans. The air was thick and hot from emotions and silent desires.
"I want to feel something other than fear..." Jaehwan whispered.
"Are you scared now?" Wonshik asked,
"No... But... you know that I'm... I'm straight?"
"Yes? So why are you hard as fuck?" he asked with a slight smile and sucked on the skin on his neck. He kissed it again and again, playing with his dick lazily.
He finally felt different. Good.
That's why he got fucking angry when he heard the shots outside.
It took many days. Jaehwan felt better, but he wondered what it all meant every day. What is the purpose of this care over him, conversations... Giving him the attention he really needed, but he was afraid to say it out loud.
He loved her.
He didn't understand why, but he loved that little, sweet girl. He would have given his life for her without hesitation.
He didn't understand him, but he hated when Wonshik left him alone. Jaehwan was really sick.
A huge, black wolf who apparently liked his bed.
"Nightmare, come..." said Wonshik.
Jaehwan smiled briefly. He liked animals and animals liked him.
The situation was repeated almost daily.
At night, he was warm and didn't feel so much alone when he was asleep, cuddled to wolf fur.
Day after day, he appreciated this slight freedom and at the same time tried to say goodbye.
When Wonshik came that day, Jaehwan wasn't in the best mood. He was depressed, angry, tired.
That's why he raised his voice. He wanted to know how much time he had. He wanted to prepare. Yes, Wonshik stopped to threaten him, he stopped poisoning, and their conversations were
He liked Wonshik. Their lives were fucked up, so he didn't think it was weird. And Jaehwan understood that he didn't want to leave.
But then Wonshik told him briefly about each of his friends. He knew them from the face. He also remembered Taekwoon, who was following him in Busan. Hakyeon seemed so full of joy and kindness. Sanghyuk, Hongbin...
He felt the pain inside.
Everyone was here, loyal, because he cared for them. Because he wanted to give them a chance. They were here because Wonshik had their sincere
"Because you don't want this life just like us. Because you're tired of it. Because you're worried about the stranger girl." he said
They found him and buried him. It's possible, then, that the image of his abandoned corpse will stop haunting him? Maybe. Feeling guilty, however
When Wonshik added that he also took care of the money for this family, his knees became weak. He didn't want to die. He wanted to stay here. His longing to be among people, to be cared for by someone was too strong.
He hugged Wonshik. He didn't hesitate, he didn't regret it. He squeezed him as hard as he could. And he felt so good. He desperately wanted to belong somewhere. And he felt like it was his place.
He was so close to happiness, but still there was fear in him somewhere. But he didn't want to be afraid anymore.
He felt Wonshik pushing him.
His lips were warm and soft. Wonshik kissed his neck lazily, and his hand went to his pants.
He couldn't bet. Although he spoke,
Jaehwan hasn't been with anyone for a long time. No wonder he was so sensitive. He wanted it. He wanted Wonshik to touch him.
His lips and quick hand movement on his dick. He felt so good. He realized how he missed
He wanted more.
He wanted Wonshik to kiss him... He was so desperate...
He was close to asking for it. He was close to come... But then the shots were heard and Wonshik moved quickly away.
"Not now, we must escape..."
He left. Jaehwan hesitated a moment, but eventually also left the room. Good, that his pants
"Oppa!" he heard and turned away. Wonshik caught Jiwon and took her in his arms.
"Don't be afraid. Sanghyuk?!"
"We have time, but you have to go." boy said.
"Okay. Jiwon? My princess..."
"You go with Sanghyuk now, okay? Just like we talked a few days ago."
"To uncle Hakyeon?"
"Okay. And will you go with Jaehwan oppa?"
"Yes. Now go." he put Jiwon down and she left holding Sanghyuk's hand.
"Wonshik?" Jaehwan asked.
"Get dressed." he said.
Wonshik was on the phone, but when he saw him, he nodded and hung up.
"Okay, so we're moving. Quick..."
Jaehwan didn't ask, he just got in the car. Wonshik sat behind the wheel and drove off with a screech of tires. He was driving quickly and confidently. He had a strained and focused expression.
"Wonshik..." he said quietly.
"I didn't tell you anything because I didn't want you to worry. But we knew your brothers would come back and find us in the end. Jiwon went with Sanghyuk to Hakyeon. Nightmare is with her too.
"Are we going alone?"
"Yes, because they are looking for you so it will be easier for us two to hide. Besides, I have one place."
There was silence.
"Why didn't you send me with someone else? Don't you prefer to be with Jiwon?"
"That would be stupid. She will be safer with Hakyeon, believe me. His home is a fortress. He trades with weapons."
"Besides, I prefer to keep an eye on you."
This answer surprised him, but he didn't feel the need to argue.
They traveled many hours. Jaehwan fell asleep at some point and a shake woke him up. He opened his eyes.
"Hello sleeping beauty." Wonshik smiled maliciously.
"I didn't even know that I was sleeping... Where are we? Wonshik, I swear, if at the end of this road there is a wooden hut from a horror movie..."
"Don't worry." he only said, and Jaehwan tried to process the fact that he heard his laughter. For the first time. He felt a tickle in his stomach.
In fact, there was a house there. Not a cottage. House.
They parked and got out of the car.
"We have what we need here. Something to eat and drink."
"Mh." Jaehwan murmured and sat on the couch.
Wonshik was on the phone for a while.
Jaehwan didn't feel well. Because he missed something.
Jaehwan sat grim and silent. Until Wonshik looked at him.
"Do you want to talk?"
"Yes!" said Jaehwan with some anger. Wonshik smiled maliciously and sat down on the low table in front of him.
"Okay, let's talk."
"That what happened..."
"Ah, okay, you could have pushed me away anytime..."
"That's not the point!" he raised his voice. "The point is that I felt good and I can't understand it. Something is wrong with me, but I can't stop thinking about it..."
Jaehwan felt his cheeks warm.
"Never mind, you didn't kiss me..." he muttered under his breath.
"Why didn't you kiss me? I think it should be done?! When you are with... in situations like this?!"
"Don't laugh!" he cried. His ears were hot too.
"Shit, you're so cute..." Wonshik stared at him strangely. Soft. Fondly. Jaehwan's stomach began to twist. "If you want, I can fix it right away..." he leaned over.
"But you said you were straight." he added.
"But you touched me anyway, so what is the difference?!"
Wonshik laughed and leaned more. He touched his nose to his. Jaehwan held his breath.
"Sorry." Wonshik whispered.
Jaehwan breathed faster. He tilted his head to one side.
It took a while, but it was enough for Jaehwan not to concentrate. His thoughts were flushed, and the body too busy with the amount of experience.
"I want you to feel good." Wonshik whispered.
"Mh." Jaehwan murmured.
"You have to relax."
"Sex is the best for it."
Wonshik returned to his mouth, barely letting him breathe. Then he got up and grabbed his hand.
A moment later he was on the bed, and Wonshik lay on him and kissed him again. His hands were everywhere whre he reached.
And then Jaehwan thought: /sex/. It means...
"Yes. You don't want to?"
"I want! Fuck, Wonshik... I feel like I'm about to explode."
"What's going on then? Ah! The virgin one." he chuckled.
"What? That's not the point! I had girls..."
"You know it's not the same, right?"
"Don't worry. I won't do anything that you don't want." Wonshik assured him.
Jaehwan bit his lip again and dared look at him.
"I think... I want you for a long time, I just didn't realize it."
"Same here. You don't even know how much." he smiled slightly.
Reached into his pants, unbuttoning them. He slipped them along with the underwear. Jaehwan felt it red.
He was so exposed. Like never. But from the feeling of shame,
Jaehwan wasn't afraid. He felt... excitement. Also, when Wonshik slowly
He was so damn beautiful.
Jaehwan wanted that.
He was even a little impatient, but he was silent.
Wonshik took some lube in his hand and slipped it between Jaehwan's thighs.
"Tell me when something will be wrong." Wonshik whispered, kissing his neck and ear.
Even if Jaehwan tried to find a reason to stop him, he was too absorbed. Wonshik moved his finger slowly, deeply.
After a moment, he added a second finger.
"It hurts you?"
"No. Keep going..." he whispered.
So Wonshik continued.
His fingers were so smooth and long. Jaehwan's fingers at his feet curled, he felt all the new stuff. His body was like a rollercoaster of experiences.
"I will do it slowly." Wonshik whispered and then Jaehwan felt how he fills him. He was big. And it hurt for a moment, but after a while it wasn't that bad anymore.
He started to move his hips. Slowly.
Wonshik was so warm. His muscles were strained. He was so close to him.
Wonshik kissed him. Short and loud. Jaehwan liked it. He moaned again.
Jaehwan opened his eyes and looked down. How their bodies collide loudly. He moaned and closed his eyes, tilting his head back.
It was definitely Wonshik. He couldn't be with anyone else. He didn't want to be with anyone else. Never again.
"Do you like it, hm?" Wonshik asked. His voice was hoarse.
"Tell me how much." he pushed harder.
"Look how sweet you are." Wonshik said.
He turned him after a moment. He kissed Jaehwan's back, glided his tongue along the spine. Jaehwan felt a wet trail on his ass.
At the end Wonshik touched him. He reached up and grabbed his dick.
"Say my name." Wonshik said.
"Mh. Come for me." he whispered into Jaehwan's ear and he speed up. He murmured. His hips were so fast. Also his hand. Jaehwan could feel as his body was trembling. And this feeling in the bottom of the stomach and spine...
Wonshik pushed him a few more times and he shivered for a moment. He left him for a few seconds then he return.
Soon his breathing began to calm, but he didn't feel his body. He was still in a state of strong excitement. As if he was floating on the water. His head was empty.
He was too weak.
And among those tender gestures and small kisses, he fell asleep.
Calm, with a sense of accomplishment. The last thing he felt was arms around him.
He slept better than ever before. In fact, he didn't remember when he slept so well.
The last months were intense, difficult. There was a lot of shit going on. And every moment of peace was precious. And now this. Jaehwan. Shit... Jaehwan was his.
He was the sweetest being on this earth. His blush and voice. Fuck. He was so soft to him... but when Jaehwan started to moan, Wonshik went crazy. He felt that he would be hard again just because of thinking about it.
A gun was aimed between his eyes.
The cold barrel was at his forehead. Jaehwan was sitting on his hips. Looking at him with anger and determination. With a blush on his cheeks.
"Do you want to shoot me?" he asked.
"Oh, for what? What did I do?" he laughed.
"I want to shoot you for what you did to me..." he lowered the gun. He moved the barrel over Wonshik's bare chest. He kept his eyes behind the weapon. Wonshik looked only
"I didn't do anything, you wouldn't agree." he admitted, still amused.
"You have manipulated me!"
"No, I didn't do it." he laughed.
"Stop laughing, I'll shoot you, I swear."
"Come on, shoot, and your life will be miserable again."
Jaehwan winked and it was enough for Wonshik. He grabbed Jaehwan's wrist, snatched the weapon from him, which flew somewhere on the floor and turned him around. Held his hands.
"I made you felt good, admit it."
"I prefer to fuck you." he admitted and kissed him. He reached to Jaehwan's boxers.
Wonshik stopped and looked at him.
Jaehwan seemed confused. Wonshik laughed loudly.
"You wanted me to stop, right?"
"B-but... You messing with my head! That's what I meant, saying you should stop!" he began to blush again.
But at the same time he wanted to fuck him all day and all night.
He kissed him several times.
"And now seriously, Jaehwan." Wonshik stepped back and sat down. Jaehwan rested on his elbow.
"What is it?"
"Did I hurt you?"
"Nothing hurts you?"
"I want to know. I didn't overdo it? I stopped controlling myself for a moment. I don't want to hurt you, that's not the purpose."
"Wonshik, I'm fine. Seriously, I felt good.
"I'm not sure about that..." Wonshik whispered and stroked his cheek.
The soft moment lasted for a moment. And then Wonshik stood up.
"I suggest a shower, then breakfast. What you think?"
"Not that you would mind..." he added and went to the bathroom. He won't force him. He quietly hoped that Jaehwan would come, but he didn't.
He was there. Sitting on the bed and stared out the window.
His beautiful boy.
Wonshik came over and picked up the gun from the floor.
"He was not even loaded." he said.
"Of course it wasn't loaded. I wouldn't shoot you, even if I was really mad at you."
Wonshik smiled. He embraced his neck and pulled him closer.
Wonshik murmured and deepened the kiss.
He wanted him again. But maybe later.
"Hm..." Wonshik murmured.
"What?" Jaehwan whispered.
"Nothing. You're cute."
"Take a shower, watch out for the wound, then I'll change your bandage. In the meantime I'll prepare breakfast for us. You can use my clothes. They may be a little too big, it doesn't bother you, right?"
He didn't have too many options. But had eggs, bread... He could do something with that.
An hour passed. Wonshik began to worry that something had happened, but then he heard the call.
"Ah, you've been in water for too long. Wipe yourself and come."
They were sitting together in the kitchen. Jaehwan ate breakfast, and Wonshik took care of his wound. He used the ointment Hongbin gave him and applied a new bandage.
"Nice. I think. Even it's just a toast with egg and tomato."
"But it's one of the better toasts I've had. Seriously!"
"Ah, thank you, prepared with love."
"Later." Wonshik sighed and took his toast.
"What are we going to do here, by the way?" Jaehwan asked.
"We don't have to do anything but wait for news from the others. Also I have to make a few calls and sit with the laptop."
"What about me?"
"Will you leave them alone?"
"Alone? No. They are adults and they know what to do. I trust them. They know their abilities and I can't undermine their competence."
"That's why they respect you so much."
"They are my brothers." Wonshik smiled.
"How are you?" Wonshik asked.
"Hm, better... Are you done?"
"Yes, I'm all yours." he smiled.
"Pff." Jaehwan snorted and blushed.
"So... do you want... cuddle or something?"
"Okay, yeah, that's nice."
"I have no idea what to do... Who are we, Wonshik?" Jaehwan looked at him. "Fuck buddies? I don't want to be fuck buddies."
"What do you want?"
"And kissing too."
"And sex... Sex was good."
"It still can be good. We can be who we want, Jaehwan. Lovers or no. Our lifespan is too short anyway."
"So let's be like this for a while."
"Okay." Wonshik smiled.