Nobody is prepared for a black dragon named Jeongguk to rise from the ground nor for the mark of a dark witch to burn itself on his skin. #TaekookWeek19
It’s the middle of the month, the day in which gods can meddle with the everyday lives of
Coming of age isn’t a simple affair in a witch’s life. It symbolizes one’s growth, determines their place in the coven, provides them with their life long companion and most
Every child is born under the tender watch of one of the six deities. Blessed with their touch and owner of their breath in form of the soul you are. After reaching the ripe age of twenty, the coven deems you old enough to take
Taehyung is standing beside his family all jittery limbs and balled up nervousness. He couldn’t sleep well
Which god had chosen him upon birth? What would happen if he wasn’t a
The blondes mind seems to go haywire once again but luckily his mother, who always understands, instinctively lays a comforting palm on his arm,
It's going to be okay, he tells himself. No matter what the outcome,
Taehyung starts to repeat those same words over and over in his head, like a mantra or new spell he has to learn. At this point in time he isn't even sure if he is still trying
It doesn't reay matter anyway since the next moments all pass by in a blur for the blond witch.
He really doesn't know how, but in between all his useless overthinking and times in which he has to stop himself from vomiting right over his
To be exact it's the commotion in the crowd that snaps Taehyung out of his mind.
His eyes shoot upwards, in search for the cause of the excitement as his gaze lands upon the newly declared forest witch. She is kneeling
Right in front of her though is a proudly standing big and beautiful, white tiger. The massive animal is breathing down upon
It must be a relief, Taehyung thinks. To know that you are a witch worthy of your coven with a strong companion by your side and the right God to strengthen your path.
He has to suprpress a deep sigh of envy.
He can see her move down the stairs of the platform, walking towards her family and the sight of
If he could, Taehyung probably would have hoped himself to death for a companion like that already.
Strong, big, helpful and kind... the whole package honestly.
That's how the beautiful blond witch falls deep in thought with quite whispers of pleases falling from his lips, begging Ægir, the God of the seas, to grant him his deepest wishes.
She has officially started her speech to introduce the next witch about to summon. The next witch being him, Kim Taehyung.
He tenses up and not being able to move nor talk, makes panic surge through his veins, quickening his heartbeat in the process.
It's a strange, very uncomfortable feeling and
He tries to fight them at first but his will is slipping away right between his fingers just like sand would on a hot summer day at the beach.
Somewhere in the back of his mind the blond faintly registers that he is actually being charmed but can't pay the vital information any attention.
Maybe Taehyung is just loosing his mind or maybe
The familiar stretched shape of her blue eyes, glowing, tan skin and beautiful, long and white hair. All very common among his people. All of it so familiar.
It's somehow very... calming.
For this he sends a silent thank you her way.
It's as if time slips back into its normal pace and the blond with it back into reality.
Taehyung has to take a sharp intake of breath while still
Too focused on trying to catch his step and breath, he doesn't immediately notice the palm that has entered his vision.
When he does and looks up though he is
There is a mischievous smile tugging at her lips and mirth glinting in her eyes.
At least someone seems to enjoy this, Taehyung thinks.
Somehow there is a calmness surrounding him now, mind at peace with his heart and a fire burning in his eyes.
It's not like he isn't excited anymore.
So Taehyung lets his gaze wander over the crowd of witches gathered around the white marble. Some faces filled with anticipation, some with hatred while others look conpmetely devoid of any.
It's his beloved family in the corner of the big hall, looking up to him with wide smiles and their chests swollen with pride and love.
Taehyung has to suppress an affectionate giggle.
So that's when he
It's not a question nor a desire to him anymore. It's not about him or his anxiety anymore.
This is about his family, it's about his coven so he WILL make them proud. No ifs, no buts, no fears!
It's finally time for his summoning.
He is exhaustedly kneeling before it, sweat dripping down his face in form of droplets and fingers shaking with the the extersion of kneeling,
He doesn't know why he decided to make a summoning circle as big as this one but something in his gut told him to do so.
Something pulled at his fingertips until he was moving from one end of white marble to the other, witches
Now, finally done, he can look and appreciate his efforts in peace, can finally pause and rest for a little bit.
The witch closes his eyes
That's why the next moment he pushes himself off the ground with shaky knees
With a final deep breath he dares to raise his eyes but when he does all
The circle is as big as the hall, trespassing the platform, pushing witches aside making room for itself, as if it is alive and breathing. As if it's something dangerous.
A shudder makes way down Taehyung's spine and
So that's exactly what Taehyung does.
He turns around one last time, casting a quick glance over
Some of them are sporting worried faces while others have confusion written over them but what they all share in common, is something Tae can feel
All of them are ready to strike when needed... all except one the blond witch notices.
The high priestess of darkness is sitting comfortably in her stone seat, face supposedly blank but Taehyung seems to nearly feel
Now is not the time for this, Taehyung tells himself. Now is the time to be brave!
He isn't quite sure when he starts
At first the blond doesn't feel anything and for a quick second worry settles deep in his gut, questions if what he is doing is
It's light and easy as of now but it's there and that's exactly what the young witch needs in order to keep going. That's all he wants.
In that moment Taehyung finds himself trusting his own person more that he ever did and probably ever will. He never was one to trust himself but
With time passing, Taehyung can feel the current grow stronger, can see his circle light up red like blood does in a fire.
He starts to feel the current grow and become stronger, drowning
Tae faintly registers the other witches hurdling closer together because of the mere power flying around them and Taehyung feels the trees bend at his will as if trying to kneel
Though Taehyung is no lord. He isn't even from a high standing family. They are nothing more than some well off fishers, sea witches of generations and that's what everybody has always expected him to be too but as of right now with magic of this
There are only two kinds of witches that can posses this amount of power. Witches who have pure magic flowing through their veins
The Goddess of light and the God of darkness.
Only witches of light or darkness are able to summon currents of magic this powerful which
Which one will Kim Taehyung be?
Taehyung himself is too concentrated on completing the spell, not really noticing the mild chaos he is ensuing in the process.
A light in the darkness perhaps, maybe more of a fire in the night.
It doesn't really matter anyway since
The closer he gets, the more magic starts to pile up around him, its strength cackling in the air and scaring those who come to close.
The priests and
Just as one of them is about to cast a spell of protection around the summoning circle, Helena the priestess of darkness stops them.
Upon hearing these words confused glances are thrown to the priest of light but with a small nod on his part everybody relaxes a bit and takes a step back to let the witch cast his
Just in time for Taehyung to collapse on his knees, the magic reaches its highest concentration.
The blond witch so incredibly close to the fire luring him in he can practically feel his skin burn because of the proximity.
Just as he is about to pull away out of
To his shock, in there somewhere between the dancing flames he detects a pair of black eyes staring right back at him.
He can feel something find its rightful place in his soul, completing him in ways nothing else ever could.
Now that his gaze has been captured he can practically sense a satisfied smile spread over the creatures face.
So Taehyung gathers all of what is left of his courage
The moment he steps into the flames though he doesn't burn to ashes, nor does he fall into agony. He surprisingly
Before he can gather himself and get back to his senses though the all too powerful currents of magic come
Pin drop silence reigns over the hall, everyone still too shocked about the events to react.
But then out of nowhere and not
The ruin's marble walls start shaking violently, white stone crumbling whereas the sky darkens.
At the edge of Taehyung's summoning circle
Loud gasps and terrified muffled screams can be heard between the mass of witches, while some have tucked tail and fled the scene already.
It's weird to suddenly have someone else alongside you in the deepest parts of your self.
Nobody should've ever been able to come this close to his soul. Nobody should've ever been able to see him this clear, so he naturally tries to shy away from
Just as the blond witch is trying to cautiously dance around the soul of the stranger, still wanting to find a way to get rid of it, he gets
Extremely confused he tries to concentrate on it, listening closely for any other noise that might come but nothing happens.
Except then after a while he hears it again.
This time loud and clear.
"Don't run away little witch... I need you closer...", it says in a deep and dark voice
Upon the words registering, Taehyung has to stop himself from completely loosing it, because did someone just talk to him inside of his head???
Before he can think about it too much and freak out completely though, he feels the earth shake underneath his feet once again.
Upon looking up to investigate
He hadn't even noticed how it had risen up from the ground, hadn't noticed it stepping closer until it was breathing down his face.
His mind short circuits as soon as he notices and he can't do anything
There is a fucking black dragon with goldenly shimmering scales looking him right into the eyes and Taehyung can't do anything else than tremble in awe and fear.
Before his legs give out and he collapses on the floor for good though he
It's the same eyes he had found staring right back at him in the fire. It's the eyes of the same creature he had oh so weirdly bonded with...
It is the
Before his body hits the floor though the dragon moves it's head quickly to catch his little witch, giving him
The moment the blonds hands collide with the dragons nostrils the presence inside his head lunges at his soul, weaving itself around him like ivy.
Taehyung can feel himself instinctually do the same and before he can process the meaning or consequences
There is a slight moment of terror gripping his heart but not even a second later the thought of fire not being able to hurt him strikes and calms him down before his heart can give out in fear.
With fire burning his hands, turning them as black as the night Taehyung starts to slowly catch up on what is happening to him.
His mind might be
He just summoned a black dragon and his body caught on fire, burning intricate patterns on his skin, marking him as a dark witch.
Taehyung understands exactly what all of this means, knows exactly what he has
Which is precisely why he faints the next exact second, his senses, mind and soul not being able to take it anymore. The only thing he registers before falling deep is the dragon's eyes widening and his face morphing into that of a humans.
When Taehyung wakes up, he does so in a big fluffy bed, all warm and tucked in.
He feels so safe and protected underneath the covers he can't even pay any mind to the fact that this is most definitely not his bed. He can't seem to care, not when this is his first
It just feels so comfortable and so incredibly warm he can't help himself but slip back into the land of dreams instantly.
His peaceful slumber doesn't last long though, not when the next second his mind gets
Ice cold fire washes over his entire body and he barely resists the urge to open his eyes and make sure that all of it was just a dream.
He knows that it wasn't. He can still faintly feel the ache in his body from
When he finally gathers enough courage to open his eyes and inquire his surroundings he doesn't really know what he expects...
For a quick second silence reigns over the both of them but the next Taehyung is scrambling away from the stranger a high pitched scream making its way out if his throat.
Taehyung can only stare in disbelief. What is this man doing in a foreign bed with him? Is this his home and if yes why did he bring him here?
With all these questions taking over his mind it's no wonder the little witch can't get a word out. When he manages to speak though his question falls a bit... flat.
"Who are you?", the blond asks in a hushed whisper.
The handsome young man
"I'm Jeon Jeongguk", the voice speaks, "your companion."
The moment the strangers voice echoes
It feels like the words are coming from each and every direction.
Not being able to locate where the sound is coming from, the blond rolls around immediately, instincs telling him to press his back against
The dragon has to chuckle at how cute his little witch is being.
He proceeds to protectively throw an arm over his little human, pulling him closer while
At first Taehyung finds himself beyond confused but soon his eyes widen once he understands. The witch gulps audibly, turning around slightly in the others hold, searching for his eyes, trying
The moment Jeongguk looks up and lets their gazes collide though Taehyung recognizes them immediately.
He would recognize those beautiful black and golden eyes anywhere by now. They are the ones he trusts the most now after all.
Snuggled up all warm and cozy against the dragon somehow is an incredibly nice feeling and with silence reigning over
The poor blonds eyes snap open with fear and before he can make out
Jeongguk has pushed himself on his elbows, leaning protectively over his other half. The dragons skin has partly shifted into black scales, small horns poking out of his head
Even though Taehyung feels like he should be scared of the monster laying next to him he really can't bring himself to. Instead a small smile starts to play around his lips, heart feeling delighted at the prospect
He casts a small glance towards the door, recognizing the intruder immediately. It's Jimin his most favourite forest witch and best friend since childhood.
Currently kind of looking frozen stifd
This effectively shifts his companions attention away from Jimin and with a small reassuring smile the dragon shifts back into his human form.
"Is he your friend?", Jeongguk asks using the bond between them and even though this method of communication is still
With a bit if courage he finds himself reaching out carefully to the others presence, starting to just talk.
"Yes... he is my closest friend. One of the people I trust the most.", he answers quietly the words resonating
Jeongguk's eyes widen for a split second, something akin to surprise flickering across his features but the next a satisfied smile spreads over his lips and he retracts himself from his little witches side.
The dragon has to bite his lips to prevent
In his embarrassment the blond just decides to stay
Taehyung is happy once he hears Jimin's voice echoes through the room bringing sweet
He slowly swirls the liquid in his golden cup proceeding to look over to Taehyung who is still hiding himself.
Taehyung signals the dragon that it's okay to leave by lifting his hand and waving him out.
Jeongguk has to snort, rolling his eyes before pushing himself off the desk he was leaning on. Though he doesn't get out
The moment the door shuts behind the raven haired male Jimin starts screaming, "Kim Taehyung how dare you summon a /fucking/ dragon???
Yeah it's going to be a lovely evening Taehyung can feel it in the way his ears have given out already...
"So, what you are trying to tell me is that once you started the ceremony everything went by in a blur and that the only thing of importance you remember is a strange power leading you through the whole thing...", Jimin inquires with one lifted eyebrow.
Taehyung on the other hand has to bite his tongue
"Yes Jimin. That is exactly what I just said.", the younger huffs, teeth clenched and a fake smile displayed on his lips.
The others eyebrows furrow in answer to
If this wouldn't be Taehyung the forest witch
Jimin can see it right now, saw it instantly the moment he stepped into the room.
It hurts his heart to see his best friend this way and the elder wants to help
Taehyung though can't take the sudden change in Jimin's stance. It's much easier to fight his best friend but when the others eyes suddenly soften with pity and the genuine
Jimin can be
It has nothing to do with the never ending blanket of fear covering his heart...
Before Jimin came it was easy to forget, easy to push away reality while being embraced by his protective companion in a foreign room
God, he had bonded
With too many questions starting to cloud his mind a sob threatens to escape Taehyung's mouth.
Too much of the same darkness is trying to swallow him down hole which
Following Jeongguk he takes a golden cup, filling it to the brim with the mind buzzing beverage though the red liquid starts to trickle down his chin with how hurriedly he is trying to chug it down.
"Easy there tiger...", his best friend hushes him the moment he is in reach, violently pounding his back to get the liquid out of his lungs.
The blond just let's his head
Furniture falls over, the pair breaking apart instantly, wide eyes searching for the reason of this tiny
"It feels like you want to run away little witch... wanna go for a ride?", he offers and at first the dark witch is confused but the moment the
Taehyung can feel the dragon smirk smugly and he can't help himself but ask in between his excitement, "Where will you take
The answer effectively knocks the air out of his lungs.
"A place in which you'll be safe from everything... even your own thoughts my little witch..."
The thought of not knowing what the future has in store for him scares his heart to the point of bursting and even though he knows that running
So, he cuddles into his best friend one last time, taking a deep breath to prepare himself and just as Jimin is about to speak up, he pushes the small boy away from his body and stands up.
The forest witch is looking up
"I need to go Chim... I really need to
Not quite understanding what his friend means, Jimin tries to reach out to get the blond back in his arms but said boy jerks further away from him, slowly moving towards
"W-what do you mean "go away"? Where will you go?!", Jimin asks, panic slowly making way into his body, pitching his voice higher than it is. This is bad. Really, really bad. Leaving Taehyung alone with bottled up emotions is never a good idea trust
"You know that I need to clear my head first Chimchim... and for that I need a bit of distance. You have faith in me, I know you do, so now I want you to just trust me, I'll be fine.", the
As long as Taehyung isn't alone things will be fine... Especially with his companion
So Jimin's stance softens once again as it always does for Taehyung and he takes a step back, symbolizing the blond that he is free to go.
The youngers eyes widen in surprise and happiness and a flood of love for his best friend
"Thanks Chim! See ya in a bit.", the taller boy shouts as he is already moving towards the balcony, towards Jeongguk.
He can't wait to see his companion... for reasons unknown he had somehow missed the other dearly...
"You know when you offered me a ride, I didn't exactly think of this...", Taehyung speaks through their bond in a flat tone, eyes set dead on the horizon.
Jeongguk snorts in response, puffs of smoke escaping his nostrils and a wave of heat following quick.
The witch has to roll his eyes since the other knows exactly what he is referring to, only refusing to acknowledge the obvious to feed his own amusement... What a brat!
"Well it would have been hard to get you on my back while on the bacony,
This is so humiliating, he thinks. There is little hope of not being seen left, since they have been flying for a while now.
He is a dark witch, one of the most powerful beings alive with
"It's not humiliating little witch. I don't understand why you are so concerned anyways. If it soothes you, we are nearly there! Hang on for
Though that doesn't wipe off the giant pout he has been sporting for the past half an hour.
The poor blond is ripped from his thoughts once the ancient being starts to drop from the sky drastically incredibly fast, a scream slipping right through the others lips in fear but just as Taehyung thinks that he'll be crushed
The witch doesn't exactly land in the manner he was dropped though that seems to be unimproted the next second anyway.
Just as he is about to turn around
His shoulders are wide and sturdy, pecs beautifully trained, all of it coming together to a tiny waist adorned with the sexiest set of abs Taehyung had the pleasure of seeing and even further down...
NO! NOPE! That's an area we
A smug smirk is displayed on Jeongguk lips as a result of the other loosing it in his mind and with him knowing about
What he didn't like was the way this Jimin guy had been all over his
That dwarf had to know his place and Jeongguk would make sure of that the next time he saw him which if he trusts his intuition would be way too soon
For now though he might enjoy toying with Taehyung for a little bit longer
"Put some clothes on you imbecile!", the witch shrieks, eyes covered even though he has his back turned already.
He has never understood the concept of nudity. It's nothing more than a bit of exposed skin, same as the flesh on his arms and legs... But more important than all that to him is the fact
"Why does my body fluster you Taehyung?", the elder asks with honest curiosity lacing
The witch can only splutter in response, airways constricting while even more blood rushes to his head. The raven haired male cannot be serious right now! He is probably enjoying his embarrassment!
"No, honestly... It's just my body and as much as your
Jeongguk notes how during his speech the little witches shoulders sag
When the other doesn't reply, he starts to feel around for their soul bond with an internal sigh, trying to reach for the others feelings but is suddenly met with a big wall, defenses up all
He won't lie and say it doesn't hurt. It does so, very much even but the dragon knows that this is something they have to get over, so he silently gulps down his pain and clenches his teeth.
Taehyung is scared and conflicted about
"Talk to me Taehyung. I know you aren't fine, that is exactly why I brought you here.
Taehyung eyes shut close upon contact and it takes a second for him to react, shuddery breath being the only noise between the two. Even though he somehow knows that Jeongguk is
"You wouldn't understand...", a small voice responds, dams slowly breaking and those big walls crumbling to pieces.
And Jeongguk's eyes soften as he wraps his arms around Taehyung,
He pulls his witch as close as he can, presses their bodies together from the top of their heads down to the tip of their feet and
He proceeds to bury his nose in the comfort of Taehyung's neck, inhales his sweet smell and decides that this is probably the only place he would willingly spent
He wants the other to know exactly how safe he is and always will be right here. Right between his arms and that Jeongguk will forever be his home and protector. That there is nothing in the whole wide world that could rip them apart. Ever.
"Oh but darling I am probably the only one who ever could."
No matter how much he trusts his family or loves his friends, there has always
What if I'll burden them with my unnecessary overthinking. Why can't I deal with occuring issues on my own? Why do I have to be so overly sensitive at all times?
The witch doesn't even try justifying his unhealthy behaviour, its
Now with Jeongguk by his side though the blonds perspective changes. He literally has another soul woven into his own, a person who is destined to be by his side at all times. It's a bond like this Taehyung has craved for all this time. He realizes with a
So, now it seems easy to give in, especially with how persuasive the dragon seems to be. He holds Taehyung's vulnerability right between his palms, showing him that it's okay to trust, to give
They seem to be at the edge of the world, a beautiful beach the younger has never seen before stretching right before his eyes. The water is glistening under the setting sun and the warmth of the day
"I know how much the sea means to you. It resembles home, doesn't it?", the raven haired asks and Taehyung has to swallow down the lump that has formed in his throat because Jeongguk understands. Actually understand him...
He turns in the others hold just to wrap his arms tightly around the elders neckl, desperate in trying to reassure himself.
"I'm scared... I'm so
All these questions, feelings and more
So he takes Taehyung by the hand and leads him closer to the water, sitting them down as he
"It's okay to be scared Taehyungie.", he speaks with a calm voice, "There is nothing more natural than fearing the unknown and questioning the future but you have keep in mind that bottling emotions won't do you any good! I am your
Taehyung seems to be frozen
Soulmate..? Jeongguk is his soulmate?!
Confusion starts pooling in Taehyung's gut but he can't get a single word out of his mouth.
Companions are supposed to be animalistic creatures who support and strengthen your magic.
His head starts aching again with the newfound information but he won't let himself be overwhelmed! Running away won't help!
His voice is timid and quite, full of confusion as he utters a single word, "soulmate..?"
Jeongguk can only cock
Scream at me
Sowwy but my future is important uwu 🥺
I'll come back with better plot afterwards! Love you all 🥰