He started coughing to clear his throat as he gasped for air.
Jimin glanced at Guk’s phone curiously. “What happened?”
Jimin raised an eyebrow and picked up the phone, feeling excited to see what made Guk react like that.
He put a hand to his mouth as his body shook from laughter.
He tried to stop himself from laughing again as he tapped at the keyboard of Guk’s phone, unbothered by the judging eyes of the others.
Taehyung’s phone buzzed on the table beside him. He’s currently on his art studio and it’s almost time to go home.
He put his paint brush down to grab his phone.
Only to have his face blowing into flames as he read the reply from his boyfriend.
His arms circled his head as he tried to hide himself from the world, embarrassment making his skin flushed all over.
They’ve been official for only 4 months and he knows he’s in big trouble now because Guk is insatiable in bed.
He would never let me live this down, tae thinks to himself.
But the new message just got him more flustered. He’s lucky Hobi’s busy with a customer to see his red face.
Jimin laughed loudly again when Tae’s reply came back, he could imagine his best friend, struggling with his embarrassment and the unavoidable knowledge that he'd already signed away his evening to Guk’s ministrations.
He could already see Guk’s eyes shining.
All eyes were on them in the room but neither cared.
Jimin was having fun teasing Tae and Guk wanted his phone back so he could tease his boyfriend too.
Taehyung groaned in defeat reading the reply. He’s doomed. He knew Guk would not let him go that easily no matter what he say anymore.
He was getting fucked tonight.
You'd think he'd run out of steam eventually. But no! His boyfriend could go at it until dawn.
“Jimin, my phone if you don't mind,” Guk snapped, hand held out for Jimin to drop it into his palm.
With a dejected sigh, Jimin gave up the phone and watched Guk smirk darkly as he read the texts and typed another reply.
Taehyung read the new set of messages once and slumped forward onto the table again, dropping his phone.
"Nooooooooooooo~” he whined and Hobi ran to his side.
“Trust me. You dont wanna know.”
Everyone could see Jeon’s smug triumph as he locked his phone and tucked it into his jacket pocket. He turned to Bogum, who had been glaring at him throughout the distraction, and nodded at him with a sly smile.
"Please continue, excuse my sudden interruption.”
His eyes glinted with amusement; beside him Jimin was still trying to hold back his laugh while imagining Tae’s face.
Each leader in the room was miffed by the disrespect from the leaders of South and North Korea.
Jimin subtly tapped Guk’s arm and leaned forward again before he spoke in low tones. But really not that low.
Guk didn't even try to lower his tone when he replied and he turned to Jimin completely.
Bogum was boiling in rage at Jeon’s apparent arrogance.
Did he not see the Park group as a strong enough enemy to show even the smallest sliver of respect for him?
He'd prove their power if he had to. In any way possible.
Plus his voice carried an intimidating tone to it, that people would automatically listen to the moment he spoke.
"Perhaps it is you who should learn his lesson Jeon. One in manners. I'm sure Tae would happily offer himself for the task."
“Uh-oh,” Jimin answered as he whistled in more amusement.
Jimin sipped on his scotch with an excited smile.
He didn’t expect for the guy to be an asshole and tried to get his hands on Tae forcefully.
If Tae didn’t get in between them, an unnecessary drama and war could have erupted between North and South korea’s top gang leaders.
But Jimin apologized to Tae because he didn’t really mean to put him in danger.
Many gangs had been wiped out by Jeon in the past months.
Tae, though known to be Jeon’s lover and a relatively easy target after he'd slipped away from his guards for the day, remained untouchable least one had a death wish filled with torture and agony.
"I did not mean any harm Jeon. Just a warning."
"Heard loud and clear, now listen intently to one of my own."
Jimin smiled darkly when he also noticed the others fidgeting in nervousness, like they were all at fault for waking up the dragon within Jeon.
They just don’t learn their place, huh?
The warning was delivered, loud and as clear as it ever could be
Do not touch Tae or it means war. A war they couldn’t possibly win.
* Mafia au so it contains quite disturbing details at some point. I’ll put trigger warnings.
* Possibly nsfw sometimes.
* side ship: namjin
It was 30 minutes later when another reply came. And this time, the girl was ready to believe Guk.
He made a final decision not to involve the Kim family anymore. It just didn’t feel right and he didn’t know why.
People all over South Korea were celebrating because of two reasons.
Somewhere in Seoul, Jeongguk smiled knowingly as he watched the President award the police officer on the evening news.
They didn’t dare anger Golden.
Jeongguk sighed tiredly as he closed his eyes. Another gang leader was trying his patience.
He texted Detective Yoongi right away. They would be begging for him to spare them after this.
They spent the entire travel time getting to know each other and the detective even dropped Tae in front of his apartment even if his destination was the other way.
And as if Jeongguk could feel her internal struggles, Shinye received a text from him just when she was about to break down again.
He didn’t want to remember anymore. ☹️
And these gangsters would find joy in torturing him and maybe send his detached head to the headquarters as a warning.
2 days before Yoongi went back to Daegu for this mission, he received a text from Taehyung.
His heart was thumping so fast and he didn’t waste time to text Jungkook about it.
He’s keeping Kim Taehyung safe for sure. 😏
And Jeongguk was glad that he was prioritizing the mission again and being careful about it all.
We could only hope that day won’t come.
It would be a dangerous era for sure.
A productive night indeed.
Tae didn’t care how. He was ecstatic.
He was crying in so much joy and he texted Hobi right away.
"I dont know. But I'm glad he took that sick pervert away," Tae muttered and Hobi ushered him back to the privacy of their table to take a breather.
And guess what's his name. Right. Park Seo-joon everyone. But younger, around 28. Kslsldk let me live. ✌🏻
He still felt angry from his report earlier about the man touching Taehyung so if it's another bad news, he would probably lose it.
Such was the cruel life of anyone who ventured close to the underworld.
"I stopped questioning who he is a long time ago. He scares me most of the time. He's younger than us yet he holds so much power and connections," Yoongi agreed solemnly.
“We all do,” the detective agreed.
But alas, time was not on his side. 😣
The most powerful and true Crime Lord would be unleashed soon.
For the first time in his life,Namjoon had the urge to use his shooting skills in killing one particular detective.
It was on a fated Saturday night when #Taekook finally met for the first time. In a very interesting way.
Jeongguk already called off the guards following Tae because he deserved his privacy too. Plus the threat to his life had been neutralized.
At least for now.
It was for a great cause and Taehyung was proud to be a part of it.
“It's all under control but you can roam around and see if any of our guests need something,” she answered before they part ways.
And they were expecting three VIP guests tonight too.
"Alright, then." She pressed her hands together, at last allowing the excitement to take over for organizing another event.
Sh*t. He totally forgot about him! What if he outbid Hyung-sik and won?
That would be a big no-no.
But it was already too late to back-out.
But the prime minister’s son, Mark, also broke his silence and outbid Hyung-sik, bidding 1,000,000 won right away.
The bid went on and the hall went silent.
Hyungsik: 1.2 million
Mark: 1.5 million
Hyungsik: 1.8 million
Mark: 2.5 million
He also caught Jisoo’s worried eyes as the bidding continued over the hushed hall.
The bids went on.
Hyungsik must have seen the worried look Tae had been shooting the other man.
Mark: 3.5 million
Hyungsik: 4.5 million
Mark cursed silently before shooting a glare at Hyungsik.
“15 million!” he shouted with confidence and Hyungsik looked at the man in panic.
The hall was filled with the sounds of people murmuring, clearly surprised at how huge the amount too.
Taehyung’s eyes slid closed.
It was a horrific amount of money for the charity but he didn’t feel uncomfortable all of a sudden.
He had to make a decision. The thought of going anywhere near that man almost made him throw up. ‘If only Hobi was here’ - Tae thought desperately.
Taehyung felt his legs shaking.
Oh no 😣
Taehyung wanted to shout in joy but the bid amount made him speechless.
Tae didn’t hear the commentator announced the winner anymore because his heart was beating so loud against his chest.
He was telling the truth.
His brain malfunctioned.
And he hated himself because he found his confessions HOT and sweet instead of creepy and cringy.
“I - wha- why - i mean - are you - date? - but - who——“
Let me present a BROKEN TAEHYUNG.
Two opposite people collided in the most unexpected way and fated to start their own love story. 💜
Jeongguk had another side of him that he put behind his intimidating mask. There’s a softer side of him that would accidentally show up every time he smiled and laughed a little.
Jeongguk with the mask was powerful and hot.
Jeongguk without it was bubbly and cute. And Taehyung liked that better.
Later that night, Taehyung got out of the shower and debated with himself if he should text Jeongguk or not.
The older man typed his phone number on his phone before he dropped him off at his apartment.
But his fingers seemed to have their own mind because he found himself typing a text message not long after.
But he was smiling like an idiot too.
His adoptive brother was more than happy to take his place as the next leader but everyone knew Jimin was the real heir by blood.
He had been involved since his birth.
And there’s no running away from that no matter what.
No matter how hard he tried to live his life to the fullest, the truth always pulled him back to the harsh reality that he was Park Jimin.
He wanted to disappear.
But fate was already planning to drag him to the underworld with every intention to create a mafia boss out of him.
A very, formidable crime boss too.
There’s just no point.
His parents were both business-minded and they enjoyed investing that’s why the family acquired a building in New York too. His dad bought a friend’s company which was on the verge of bankruptcy -
Then his mom renamed the company to his nickname and it became Chim Corporation.
Lik the sound of death, his f^cking phone buzzed out of all times. And in the silence of the restroom, it sounded loud.
"Who's there?" one of the men asked, pushing the doors open, one by one.
Jimin took a step backward and found his back touched the wall. There wasn't any place to run, considering he was hiding in the last cubicle.
"He's not dead yet. What do we do with him?" The finance manager thought long and hard.
The other man didn't look like he liked the idea but for the lack of a better option, he agreed.
The manager grinned sadistically. "Not everywhere. The cameras were supposed to be installed in every corner but I changed the -
The other man finally smiled too. “Let’s get going then.”
The two men left after they transferred him to a nearby office and the man sitting behind the table floored Jimin.
His adopted brother stared back at him.
Wobin called someone back home right away. “We have to reschedule the plan tomorrow night.”
“Shut up and listen,” Wobin snapped and explained briefly what happened in New York.
“Are you sure we are ready?” the man on the other end asked in surprise.
“Now, what’s the update on Jeon Jeongguk?”
“Nothing much. He went to the apartment of Kim Taehyung again and they played video games.”
Wobin laughed bitterly. “He’s just like Jimin. Both heirs to great mafia —
“This is all going too fast.”
“Everything will be okay. Now. Let the war begin.”
The next day in South Korea:
Taehyung was still at the outreach center when he received a text from Jeongguk around 7:30. It was already dark but he wanted to stay and help more.
Tae shook his head. It was special.
“Oh, so you’re going to play huh? I don’t want to hurt that pretty face,” the man sneered with a laugh and he reached into the back of his waistband.
The mugger inched forward, keeping his grip tight on Taehyung while he shuffled them within reach, then snatched for the watch.
Jeongguk was very patient with him as he removed his shoes and gently tucked him into bed.
“Stay,” Tae whispered in panic when Jeongguk stood up. “Please don’t leave me.”
The younger needed him.
It was not the first time that Jeongguk stayed the night there.
Tae also held onto his hand the entire night. And Jeongguk brushed Tae’s hair using his fingers until the younger fell asleep.
Tae had been long asleep but Jeongguk couldn’t sleep. He felt restless for some reason. He had a bad feeling in his gut.
Like something more would happen and it’s just getting started.
Yoongi was about to quietly leave the warehouse through another exit when he noticed something.
He nearly gasped in shock when he saw the men dragging a bloody man out of the car.
His body was covered in it.
He squatted down, took a small mirror he happened to have in his camera bag and slowly pushed the mirror out, watching their actions through the image in the mirror.
Yoongi pulled his gun out too. He knew he was outnumbered but he didn’t care.
He took a deep breath and stepped out from his hiding place.
Yoongi was about to shout at the hostage takers when a series of gunshots were fired, making him crouch down to protect his body.
Who the hell was shooting now?
He finally agreed and the two men helped him carry the man to their car. He laid the injured man on his lap and the driver drove away with double the safe speed limit.
“You better explain this. Your men just shot three people down. Do you know how many police code I’m breaking for following your orders again,” he demanded.
“I’ll explain everything later hyung.”
“Park Jimin,” he heard the other answer. His tone sounded worried too.
“Someone important enough to trigger a big war across Asia.”
“This is bad Yoongi-hyung. This is really bad. Blood will flow like lava fire soon.”
It was turning into the worst night possible.
“Yes. You’re acting tense and I’m worried,” Tae answered directly and Guk felt his heart skipped a beat. Well, he didn’t expect the younger to be straightforward like that.
Tae was just too adorable.
“I’ll be careful Taetae. See you,” Guk answered with a smile before disappearing into his waiting limo.
Jeongguk called Yoongi again after he instructed the driver to go back to the mansion and left 5 of his men to secretly monitor Tae’s apartment.
If the people behind the kidnapping were brave enough to even touch Park Jimin, it meant they had been planning for a long time too.
No one was safe.
“I can’t tell unless you agree with my deal. I will be waiting for your answer, just give me a call when you make up your mind.”
Without saying another word, the two Head Boss left the room.
So he spent the next hour calling all his most trusted allies and men while revealing his identity for the first time.
He affirmed their loyalties to him and made sure they were ready for anything.
Everything seemed to be under control but nothing could have prepared Jeongguk when he received a phone call from Hobi.
This couldn’t be good. Why would they go after the Kim family all of a sudden?
It had been quiet for almost 8 months!
“Okay, I’ll do it. Just do whatever you can to save all of them Jeongguk. Please. I don’t know what I’ll do if something happens to my parents. They’re all I have in life.”
“I trust you, you know. But I don’t want you to get killed too. Will you be okay? I don’t feel good sending you alone.”
“I will save her with everything I got,” Yoongi answered, imitating Guk’s promise earlier.
And that’s the last thing they said to each other that night
They were at an industrial dock.
The tense silence was broken when an electronic beeped from the table and a bulky man appeared.
"Already? Sooner than expected," the man answered with a bit of surprised. “Scan the area and checked if they brought men.”
"Judgement time," he announced. "I believe our guest of honor has arrived."
The gunmen moved closer to them but didn’t make any further actions. Probably waiting for an order.
“Jeongguk. Please. You’ve said enough,” Hodol whispered next to him desperately.
“Head Boss of China and Hong Kong,” he finally answered and Hodol closed his eyes in defeat.
Damn it. 💀💀
“Xi Lao and Lam Chen,” Jeongguk answered with a frown. “I’m sure you know them.”
“Of course I know them!” Wobin answered angrily.
He was suddenly fuming and restless. 🤡🤡
“5 minutes,” Wobin announced as he pulled a small and round device from his pocket with a dark smirk.
Probably the moment he stepped off the pier.
“Fine. You can say your final wishes to your wife,” he mocked.
But it wasn't his wife that he spoke to.
“What?” Guk asked back in complete surprise.
He didn’t expect that at all.
“Answer me,” the chief commanded and it distracted his wild thoughts and heartbeat.
Hodol, on the other hand, had been hiding behind his shadow and whispering rapidly on a mouthpiece that Jeongguk passed him earlier in secret.
The moment Wobin finally stepped away from the chief, Jeongguk heard a series of loud hiss from bullets being fired.
Their back-ups finally found the right opportunity.
He and Hodol both screamed at the others to run as soon as the gunmen dropped. Namjoon picked up Mrs. Kim and they all jumped into the water.
Violent shockwaves of the explosion shattered the entire place into ruins, leaving scorching flames across the dockyard.
And the fire hungrily wrapped around the scattered and dead bodies of Wobin’s outer guards like garbage.
More attackers were coming in from the damaged gate so Yoongi had no choice but to pull the crying girl inside.
Shinye finally collapsed from seeing so much blood. Yoongi picked her up and threw the girl over his shoulder
He promised to take care of her.
“I hope this plan of yours won't drag both of our organizations into the mud. I’ll take care of his headquarters.”
With the faintest smirk, Lam Chen watched as the other man bowed respectfully.
"How much time can you give me?"
"Be quick. Aren’t you dy^ng to k^ll someone?“ Xi Lao said before he went out of the room, his laugh trailing off at his own pun.
But Wobin was such an confident kid that he wanted to give him a chance for at least 24 hours before he got rid of him.
“I already did Sir. The nearest ETA is 2 hours,” the secretary answered while avoiding his eyes.
“And Sir, our men spotted detective Yoongi at the mansion protecting Shinye from the shoot-out.”
The tense silence made him realized the truth. Like a hard slap on his face.
Jeon Jeongguk was the informant all along.
That ungrateful brat!
“They got the girl! You have to save her!” Yoongi shouted as he fought the pain.
“I’m fine! Get the girl. She’s Jeongguk’s sister!”
The stranger’s eyes widened.
“I can’t feel my legs,” Yoongi whispered, feeling his entire body covered in sweat and finding it hard to remain conscious.
“Tell Guk…” Yoongi whispered, his voice so low it was barely audible, “...im..... so...sorr... sorryy...”
It was not that bad, after all.
“I should have killed this girl the moment I laid eyes on her,” the man finally said, and there wasn't a single thing about him that didn't make Jeongguk’s stomach turn.
“You are not the winning party in this negotiation Jeongguk,” he added. “There is no negotiation.”
He put down the phone to breathe, each intake of air burning his throat as he blinked back the tears that had filled his eyes again.
He had to be strong.
“I promise. Lower your guns down! Now!” Jeongguk bellowed and his men followed his order right away.
Jeongguk looked at him in the eyes until he signaled for his men to lower down their weapons too.
“See? No one’s going to hurt you abeoji. Lower your gun down and let Shinye go,” Guk tried again.
“Okay,” Jeongguk repeated, releasing the breath he hadn’t even noticed he was holding. “I will get you out of here.”
“H-hyung,” Shinye was trembling because his grandfather didn’t let go of her neck yet and the gun was still pointed at her head.
Jeon Jeongguk would never hear the end of that sentence.
He saw the moment his grandfather pulled the trigger and the bullet entered one side of Shinye’s head and left through the other.
No sign of remorse at all.
Jeongguk shouted so loud and the rest of the men stepped backward in shock as he pulled his beretta out and fired his first shot.
But Jeongguk was like an untamed beast at this point.
His eyes were burning like hellfire.
Blood was gushing out from the headless body of the former crime lord like a faucet without a tap.
Jeon Jeongguk turned around and pointed the gun at the man’s head.
And everyone trembled at the look on his face.
“Touch me again and I’ll blow your head off next,” he whispered, and his voice was so distant he could barely recognize it as his own.
His tone dripped with poison as he addressed all the men in the room.
A dragon. It was an honest to fuck dragon that came alight in Jeongguk’s eyes with golden flames.
The atmosphere was thick and tense as they waited for him to lower his gun.
Feeling numb and detached, Jeongguk bent down and gently picked up his sister between his arms.
Then he looked down at the beheaded corpse of Jeon Dongwo.
The silent audience all gasped in unison when Jeongguk turned around and stared at them.
Now the messed up underworld had done it for real. It had given birth to an ancient beast and provoked it out of his lair.
The dragon in Jeongguk’s soul was finally awake.
Excited to fly and burn down everything.
And the world would suffer the consequences.
Come shout at me sometimes while you wait for next updates. 🥰💜 Thank you for reading.
Or that the businessman could be profiting from illegal means too and it was a result of a deal gone wrong.
He informed them Jeongguk was not to be contacted all day today.
And anyone who participated in the war was tight-lipped about what exactly happened too.
“I know. I’ll give you an hour to choose sides. If you decide to cut off ties today, then you are free to go. But if you decide to stay, then there’s no going back anymore,” Hodol said before leaving the two alone.
Anything could happen.
And that was proven before the director gave his official statement to the public for the evening news.
Jeongguk was very specific with the escape plan he came up with. And he needed to follow everything.
And the director was impressed with Jeongguk. The man was really smart and more experienced than anyone his age.
And with the attention of people divided, all the bureaucratic complications would be a breeze for him to solve.
The night was indeed productive.
“Taehyung!” Jin and Hobi shouted at the same time as they scrambled to follow his trail.
Tae was running like crazy but he didn’t reach that far.
“Taehyung!” Hobi shouted as he reached the man first. He cradled Tae into his lap as Seokjin kneeled beside him to check Tae’s pulse and temperature.
It’s like the world was closing in on him and he couldn’t breathe.
He wanted his sister to be jumping in joy and running around at the thought that she owned her favorite place.
Not like this. 😭
But as he neared the cabin, he felt his eyes watering again.
It was a small place good for two people.
He walked up to the porch and opened the unlocked door with trembling hands.
The door opened and Jeongguk’s breath hitched when he saw the beautiful flower arrangement adorning each corner of the empty cabin.
He was losing it.
His grip on reality, his control over his own emotions, his clarity of mind.
He was losing it all, fast.
Soon the remains of her mother would be transferred here so they could be near each other again.
But it’s inevitable.
He had personally summoned the beast in his soul to show up and dominate his entire being this time.
It had risen to claim its rightful throne.
The energy around him was dark and dangerous.
Hodol felt scared. Not for his life but to the unfortunate people at the receiving end of Jeongguk’s wrath.
He felt his throat going dry so no one said a word until they arrived back in Seoul.
Jin pulled away to kiss him on the lips in response. 💜
He carefully adjusted Jin in his arms so he could type a reply.
That could only mean one thing.
He was about to get involved in the underworld too whether he liked it or not.
Maybe he had been fated to this the moment he fell in love with guns. If he could help Jeonguk, why not?
If not for him, he would have been long dead 2
“What happened?” Jin asked with eyes still closed. He looked really tired but it had to be tonight.
“We have to talk.”
Then it’s up to Jin to decide if he was still worth all the danger or not. 🤧
Diyoh tried to regain his composure quickly and found himself staring at a familiar pair of deadly eyes.
Diyoh paled and started to tremble from fear.
“Is the doctor keeping him healthy?” Jeongguk asked in a cold voice.
“Yes, Sir. He’s alive and well.”
Jimin would be awake soon. The neurosurgeon attending to his care had reported tremendous progress in his health.
And once he opened his eyes, Wobin would regret being born.
Jeongguk was already back at the penthouse and was busy signing important documents when Hodol appeared with his newly charged phone.
He didn’t have the time to check it all day. He didn’t want to. He even used Hodol’s phone to text Namjoon earlier.
Hodol was hesitant. “But- “
“Delete. Everything,” Jeongguk repeated in a more demanding tone and Hodol shivered as his boss looked at him with a raised eyebrow.
But before Hodol could step away, the phone buzzed again. Someone’s calling.
Jeongguk slammed his iPad down and looked at his phone in annoyance.
“Who is it?” he snapped.
And Jeongguk froze as soon as he saw the caller ID.
He didn’t want to read anything.
So he quickly typed his reply before his mind gave in and actually call the younger man.
But he had to cut off his ties with the younger man if he doesn’t want Taehyung to end up like Shinye too.
He didn’t think he could handle another death of someone special to him.
So Taehyung was better off without him.
Jeongguk shouted to let out his frustration before smashing his phone against the wall. And Hodol stared at his boss with wide eyes as the phone was shattered beyond repair.
After he calmed down, he wiped his face from any trace of tears.
And when he spoke again, he sounded like a different man.
Jeongguk closed his eyes as he leaned back on his leather chair.
After his meeting with Namjoon, he would move on and face a new beginning.
There’s no saving his dark soul anymore.
And the dragon in him was restless.
The only thing that could calm it down is a killing spree of all their enemies.
of part 2. Sksksk.
guess what? you’re not getting rid of me yet. I just want to separate the new era of our OT7’s incoming adventures but it’s still the continuation.
“The mafia world will be his playground. The storm of dark fury is lethal and potent. Kneel and submit or be wiped out. But one person can tame the dragon. The ‘only one’ who can make it sleep.”
And I’m picking up exactly where I left off in part 2... am soo excited for Part 3 so let’s go and enter the mob world again....
⚠️ - this is a trigger warning for torture and graphic scenes.
After half an hour of his routine check-up, Jin asked Taehyung to join them for dinner and he -
He looked conflicted and that only pushed Jin to insist on going out, away from Tae’s mom -
He was clearly distressed about something and he’s failing to hide it and pretend he’s okay.
“You can always talk to us, you know that right?” Hobi answered and Tae finally looked up to meet their eyes. He was quiet for a while before he nodded.
“I need to see him Hobi-hyung. I’m so worried about him. He’s all alone to deal with everything now,” Tae answered urgently.
Especially when it came to Jeongguk too. The bond between them was very special and mutually reciprocated.
A perfect balance of a give and take relationship.
“Pfft. I’ll be fine. I’m more worried about Tae. This meeting may not end with good result but he deserves to get his closure. This is part of growing up Hobi.“
“Well like they said, it’s not love that hurts. What hurts is being hurt by someone you love.” And Hobi could only nod before Tae arrived with a smile.
His boxy smile was too precious that hurting Taehyung felt like a crime. 🐯💜
He wanted to keep busy to forget but there was a limit to how much Jeongguk could work without collapsing.
For a second time, that was.
The first time it happened, the first mafia group who underestimated Jeongguk -
And when not in war, the mood Jeongguk had was code Red most of the time so everyone seemed to be treading on thin ice.
But the ultimate taboo was the name Shinye.
The name was a direct link to a code dragon and anyone who said it died in a very inhumane way.
“Geez, are you pent up or something?” Alexie whispered as he watched Jeongguk exit the place without another glance.
“The penthouse,” the crime-lord said and Hodol gave a nod before steering the car away.
“What are you doing here?” Jeongguk’s cold voice interrupted his brief reverie and he stared at him with wide eyes.
“I w-wanted to see you,” Tae answered as he tried to step closer to the table.
“I thought I already made myself clear when I sent you those texts Kim Taehyung,” Jeongguk answered as he leaned back on his chair and that made Tae stopped.
He felt something crack inside his chest as he stared at the older man.
Only then did Jeongguk release him. “Get out Taehyung. Just get out,” he whispered in a very tight voice before he turned around and entered another room.
And when he finally had the strength to leave, he still glanced back, hoping for Jeongguk to stop him and tell him everything was a lie and he didn’t mean it.
“I have orders to follow,” Hodol only answered.
But Hodol refused to answer and the awkward silence dragged on for 3 minutes.
And it wasn’t like he was going to stop caring for Jeongguk just because of one big fight so he might as well wait and see how it all played out.
Now it was just a matter of seeing how much he could handle. Yes, Jeongguk made him cry for the first time tonight but Taehyung still -
Because every fiber of his being knew Jeongguk was hiding something and he will do everything to find out about it.
But he also knew that Taehyung would be dragged to hell if he stayed with someone drenched in blood and crime like him.
He would always drive Jeongguk to the student’s apartment no matter how tired he was from the office so he could spend some time with him.
“Understood, sir,” Hodol complied without questions, though he was already trying to figure out how many broken bones their private doctor was going to have to cast in after.
"No Sir, everything was in order," the secretary answered. "Sir, if I may, this Chinese group – " Hodol’s statement was halted by the sound of the metal doors opening.
And Namjoon started to panic. He was the only one without a gun and even if he didn’t need it, he still felt out of place.
“Not yet but Jin said he is stable now and there’s nothing to worry about Sir.”
Jeongguk needed the detective back in the field again or he won’t ever forgive himself.
“Yes Sir,” Hodol answered while hoping that Taehyung was out the hospital by then.
And Jeongguk knew everything.
He had been keeping watch from afar.
No one moved and said a thing as soon as they realized it was only the hospital bed behind them. No way. And when another groan disturbed the tense silence, they all scrambled up and ran to the patient.
“Honeybear?” Mr. Kim whispered and Tae cried.
“I’m here dad. I’m here,” Tae answered as he dropped a kiss to his father’s cheek. “Welcome back.”
“Chimmy,” a woman’s voice said and he tried to move his head around.
“Hi baby,” the familiar voice of his mom answered with a sob
It was a memorable day at the hospital because two patients woke up on the same day.
Very interesting indeed.
The man who had always been stunning but in the one month they have not seen each other, he seemed to be even more staggering, a veritable sex god in human form if there ever was one.
They seemed to be caught in a trance as they stared at each other. Jeongguk still had his arms around Tae, holding him up against one hell of a solid chest...
“Indeed," he answered in a very serious voice and Tae began to get nervous because he remembered what Jeongguk said. That the next time he saw him he would tie him up and f---
Oh my god.
One step closer. One step backward.
And that continued until Tae felt his back collide with the wall.
“Good luck,” Hodol whispered at him in sympathy as they stood outside the closed door.
Joon massaged his forehead tiredly before typing a message to his boyfriend.
“Yeah. I want to stay here and be with him. He saved my life too,” Jimin answered with a thoughtful look.
“That’s fine. I’m not in a rush.”
“Welcome back to the underworld Park Jimin,” Jeongguk answered and they both nodded at each other.
“Wait,” Jimin called just before the other man could open the door.
“I’m really sorry about what happened to your sister.”
Jeongguk’s heart twitched painfully as he nodded.
He really missed Shinye too.
Hobi and Jin tried to catch their breath as their body shook in silent laughter. They would probably be wheezing on the floor now if they were not in a hospital room.
“He’s a good guy. And a cute one too. Do you know if he likes men?” Jimin said which made the other three giggled.
“Well, not on my watch. I’ll prove to you my charm once he wakes up,” Jimin answered with a cheeky smile.
“Goodluck with that.”
“Who?” Tae asked with a frown because it would be past visiting hours in 10 mins. Except for him because he had a special pass from the director to stay anytime.
“Dad? Why are you meeting with him?”
His parents were not oblivious. They must have noticed his crush on the guy since he always talked about him—
“We have some unfinished business to talk about,” his dad simply answered. And Tae didn’t get further explanation anymore no matter how many times he asked.
The meeting would not be a problem if they parted on good terms but this is a different story.
What unfinished business could that be?
Wait. So his dad and Jeongguk had an encounter before this too?
There were so many questions.
He just hoped Jeongguk would not act the same way he acted at the penthouse.
He didn’t want his parents to hate him.
And more importantly, he didn’t want to leave Korea.
He had to do something about it.
Jin turned around to face Jimin but he was too busy smiling at the video Hobi recorded.
“Told you my charm will work,” Jimin mouthed smugly and Jin could only sigh in defeat. The doctor silently praying for the man to go home in North Korea soon. 😋
It was risky to test Jeongguk’s patience because he knew he won’t spare him if he pissed him off but Jimin couldn’t care less.
He would keep bugging Jeongguk until he realized that he was still worth fighting for.
Jeongguk needed saving before his bloodthirsty dragon consumed his heart and soul completely.
There was still time.
The image of Shinye getting shot and Taehyung’s crying face showing up immediately to haunt him.
Time to face his inner demons.
But the dragon inside him was not pleased.
The higher he was on his position, the better.
Time to play hide and seek in the underworld too.
Yoongi didn’t know what to expect but he regretted watching the video.
It was horrifying!
“Park Jimiiinnnnnn!” Yoongi shouted in frustration as he almost crushed Tae’s phone in a hard grip.
“Give me his contact! Now!” Yoongi demanded with clenched fists and Tae gave it to him right away but he too was laughing like crazy.
That calmness was deceiving.
It was a code dragon.
His lips thinned in a cold smile again. “Not a soul."
Jeongguk was looking in satisfaction from his chair.
"Shall we begin?"
Jimin flicked the kn^fe airborne, caught the handle blade down, and slammed it into Wobin’s th|gh with a messy savage twist to tear muscle fibre and grind the b|ade against the femur.
Screams filled the air.
No one looking at Guk and Jimin as they emerged from their hotel rooms that they had just left a butchered and headless man behind.
The hotel was owned by Jeongguk and they stopped by to take a shower and get rid of all the bloodstains and the stench.
And it was a good way to introduce Jimin’s name to the underworld.
A weakling Head Boss would be looked down upon.
Especially if he combined forces with Jeongguk.
They just hit two birds with one stone.
It was a productive day indeed.
“He's strong, yeah,” Jin replied, with a smirk. “Lean, but very strong.”
“He sure is ripped…” Tae added, stealing a quick glance at the man’s toned stomach abs when his shirt rode up.
“I am lucky my bedroom has a lock, that's what…” Tae muttered, ignoring the sudden heat in his blushing face.
Because yes, the guy was very attractive too.
“T-That's actually my cue to leave,” Taehyung replied, trying to ignore the scorching gaze that was slowly dropping from his eyes to his lips, and from there to who knew where.
Tae’s eyes grew wide when Ji-han cupped his face gently. “You're blushing.”
“Don’t touch me!”
“You're very cute taetae…”
He needed something to sober up, then a shower, find a way to make up to his hosts for his ridiculous behavior.
He had to redeem himself if he wanted Taehyung to trust him..
Taehyung huffed and puffed when the door finally clicked shut and shook his head when his eyes fell upon a business card near the pile of food.
But the truth was, Tae had been trying to be dismissive because Ji-han made him feel flustered easily too. 🤭
He really wasn’t ready to see Taehyung with another guy.
And that if the gap between them widened, Tae would not want him back in his life no matter what anymore.
But another part of him, one that he wished he could silence, was telling him Tae wont be happy with him.
And to make that conversation happen, he would spare no effort.
He couldn’t ignore it any longer.
He will talk to Taehyung tomorrow.
“But why hyung?” Tae asked, with a confused frown.
“Jeonnguk would like to talk to you,” was the man’s simple and self-explanatory response. “He assigned me to drive you to his office today.”
Taehyung’s eyes went wide.
He knew that voice.
When he looked out of the window, he saw the familiar blue jacket, the sleek hair covering light brown eyes that seemed to be shining with fierce murderous intent.
The man didn't even blink.
Neither did Namjoon, for that matter, although Taehyung could see his left hand moving dangerously close to the gun concealed under his seat.
Now he also understood why his Boss wanted him to monitor and get close to Taehyung.
But judging by his surprise reaction to what happened, it was obvious that he didn’t know about the real Jeongguk just yet.
Ji-han smirked. “And I’ll save Taehyung from you,” he whispered again before spitting blo0d in the trashcan.
“Taehyung?” a familiar voice interrupted his thoughts as he walked around with no particular direction in mind.
He turned and sighed in relief when he spotted Jimin in front of a restaurant.
A shoulder to lean on. “Hi hyung.”
“Why do you look out of breath?” Jimin asked worriedly as he approached the younger.
“I’ve been running.”
“Are you in trouble?”
“I hope not.” Tae remembered Guk. Would he be in trouble too? “I really hope not,” he repeated.
“Hyung, are you still there?”
“Yeah. Sorry. It’s nothing,” Jihan answered after an awkward laugh. ”See you tomorrow Taehyung. And thank you for doing this.”
“Goodnight Tae.” Taehyung raised an eyebrow at the shortened name but the cop ended the call before he could say anything.
‘You’re one mysterious guy Detective Ji-han,’ Tae thought to himself before joining Jimin in the living room again.
“Yes. Why?” Jimin answered, clearly confused.
Jimin wanted to say that his black limo was at home in North Korea but stopped when he saw Tae’s expression.
Number not in use.
“Sir? They ended the call and asked for your call-back if you need anything else,” Hodol said from the open door and he looked up distractedly.
“Right away Sir,” he said before making the necessary calls right away.
Jeongguk sighed deeply as he leaned back on his chair.
“Good. Talk to Jihan tomorrow. He’s becoming sloppy with his job. I thought he deleted all the footage of his stay at the hotel.”
“I’ll make sure to remind him of his mission.”
“He said that he’s bringing Taehyung to the orphanage.”
“Nice move. But remind him not to be sidetracked by that kid’s pretty face too. He can’t afford to be distracted.”
“Well, Taehyung is a pretty boy. I won’t blame him.”
“He’s prettier if dead.”
That part of him belonged to someone else.
“Um, Ji-han hyung, you’ve been very nice to me so I think I should be honest with you too,” Tae whispered.
He forced himself to draw in a long breath, raking his fingers through his hair as he shifted on the seat.
Taehyung looked away.
He didn’t even know if the guy felt the same way.
And he definitely didn’t want to lead the detective on and play with his heart.
But is Jeongguk worth the gamble too?
Yes, he is. 💜💜
No regret at all.
He smiled as he sent a text to his friends.
“Omygod,” Jin and Hobi gasped at the same time as they viewed the pictures one by one.
A small portion of the truth, yes. But the impact of five graphic pictures was already too much for them they could barely breathe.
They would have to brace themselves for the whole truth.
“Fucking Do Ji-han,” he whispered in anger. “What are you trying to hide? Why did you have Sodeol killed?”
Please be patient with me. 😔💜
I dont have a lot of time.
You can leave me any cc or feedback I can read once my vacation is over. I’ll be back on October 5 💜💜
And Taehyung was practically clueless how much influence he had over the most powerful Crime Lord in Asia.
If only Taehyung knew.
He could only hope that the student would be able to put that influence into good use by taking care of Jeongguk.
Jeongguk deserved affection and love too. 🥺💜
Taehyung remembered the dead men from the pictures again and his legs shook. Oh god.
Taehyung closed his eyes and he tried to steady his breathing.
Jeongguk waited patiently.
When Taehyung opened his eyes, he walked over to the door without looking at Jeongguk.
But you know what this also means? We’re ALMOST at the end of the flashback and we’ll be finally connecting to the first part of the AU where they are already boyfriends! after 1234859594 years. Yay! 😭😂 thank you for your patience... 🥺💜