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01 May 2015 @ 12:07 am
Skandl! [18]  

Title: Skandl! (Chapter 18)

Pairing(s): TaengSic, side!YulTi

Rating/Genre: PG-13 + language; AU Idol Romance

Warning(s): 아니

Disclaimer: I don't own Soshi. I don't own anyone, in fact. All Fiction.

Author's Notes: I wrestled this chapter in a vat of mud. lolll. Hopefully, it conveys what I want.



Eighteen: Taeyeon


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These pillows smell like Jessica.


Taeyeon smiled brainlessly, lazily into meadow-scented softness. While swathed in lush fibers, bare as a babe save her cotton briefs, the singer relished in the dream. Only a dream could put her in this restful mood.

“Sweetheeeart,” she purred, secretly hating herself for being so gone. Ah well, it was just a dream. Pride could suck her tit.

Prickles brushed her hip and she shifted. An imaginary tree branch or unkempt thatch of grass, no doubt. She lucidly banished the mild annoyance to the ether. Mega advantage of controlling her unconscious state: real world crap couldn’t interfere. Taeyeon ruled this space.

Capitalizing on this tempting fact, a very nude Jessica Jung reified beneath her, haloed by a bounty of wild flowers.

Score.

And as her lips sloped to push the narrative into a tantalizing direction, the branches returned. Rougher this time. Accompanied by a harsh aroma. Spice, but not the kind she wished to eat. Tangy, costly, disconcerting incense.

Fumes wilted every petal touching her fingers and her lady faded into the aforementioned ether. Taeyeon had no mind to save Meadow Jessica when the last damn voice she ever wanted to hear abducted her audibles like aliens in Manolo pumps.

“Why the--” Taeyeon flailed in the thick haze of wakefulness, feeling, hearing Bae Soojin’s fucking breath. She jostled to the farthest end of a bed that wasn’t nearly big enough. Hesitating in her nakedness, she stuffed a pillow, blankets--anything that fit within her arms--over her chest.

Why?!

It’d been years since they’d been so close. Jinnie smelled the same. Smiled the same. Laughed the same as hazel bore through the barricade of material. “Bashful? It’s not like I haven’t seen it all before.”

She’d let this monster kiss her, take her, experience parts that stoked shame in her empty stomach. Taeyeon batted painfully immediate tears, eyeing the room for Jessica. Yuri’s lump of passed out repose wouldn’t spring to action. “Fuck you.”

“Cursing me for my good deed? Rude.”

“There’s nothing good about you.”

Jinnie flicked auburn strands from her cheek, smirk penetrative. “You wound me.”

You’re wounded?” Her syllables were shaky as a rotted bridge. She pressed covers harder onto her body, wanting Jessica. Narsha or Sunny. Mostly Jessica.

“You really have a penchant for Lucky Girls, huh? Me, now my understudy...it’s your only way of indirectly getting in the group, I suppose.”

Taeyeon erupted from her blanket cocoon, belting every flagrant term she knew. Anyone else in the dorm could fuck themselves. She no longer cared if the devil saw her scrawny body stomp to the Jessica’s closet. Staying put wasn’t a sane alternative. “I don’t know why the hell you’re here or what the happened to everybody, but I’m not sticking around for your shit.”

“Jung called me.”

The singer babble-mimicked Jinnie, missing every other button on a plaid top. “Whatever, bitch.”

“You should be thanking me.”

“For?”

“It’s 10:26.” The redhead replied cooly, tapping the platinum watch amongst her wrist of mismatched bracelets. “Late for a show? Tsk.”

Oh, hell. Skandl’s lie-fest for Heechul’s asshole interview. “Wow, I appreciate you waking me thirty minutes after my schedule begins. Right on.”

“It’s more than your little squeeze could do.”

“Wonderful. I’m awake. Can you refrain from polluting my life?”

She tensed when Jinnie moved closer. “I did like you, Taeyeon. At Elite…”

“Nope!” Taeyeon pressed her shoulder blades to the wall. The ability to go ghost would come in handy.

“I’m making amends.”

“You’d never do that. You--you can’t undo the past with a ‘no hard feelings’ Band-Aid.”

“Why not?”

Accepting that plaster couldn’t move for her hopeless whims, Taeyeon rushed the long way around the woman she once called perfect. Detouring at Tiffany’s bed to give Yuri a firm sock in the ribs.

The girl didn’t budge. She bent to try again, only for a hand to brush up her spine.

“I said,” Taeyeon slapped Jinnie’s arm so sharply, it stung her palm. “I’m done with you!”

Jinnie’s ‘nice girl’ façade fell, as expected. “I can’t say the same!”

“Boo fuckin’ hoo.”

Out of the blue, Soojin skirted forward, pulled Taeyeon by the ear, and led her into the living room. She waved the hand in a long flourish. “Look around you, Kim Taeyeon. This isn’t my domain anymore. You won.”

The brazen declaration cut her at the quick. She...won?

“Isn’t this your dream? The demise of my Lucky Six career--the one I gained partially by nixing you out of the equation? Well, here I am, for you to mock in real time.”

Damn, did Jessica break her?

Taeyeon’s inner asshole beckoned her to snicker. Guffaw, even. Right into this fake bitch’s face. Take that, Bae Jinnie! She lost to her, Kim Taeyeon, leader of her own band.

The smirk didn’t form. Neither did the laugh.

“My old life is finished,” Jinnie sobbed, literally shaking in her heels. “And I really loved that life. Do you know how many Charms found out about my pregnancy? Too many. It’s pretty much an open secret, even for the international fanbase.”

That was true. Taeyeon read the forums herself.

“Stardom is a drug. You understand. I can’t not entertain. Yet, who the hell wants a knocked-up girl group member? Believe me, it doesn’t test highly in the important demographics.” Jinnie kept trembling--something unrecognizable in Taeyeon’s eyes. “What do I have to show for it?” Her fingers lowered to caress the space above her empire waist jeans. “No baby. No career. No friends. You won, Taeyeon. Congratulate yourself.”

Suspicious. Bae Soojin could use any kind of sympathy to manipulate--lost fetus included. Until that moment, Taeyeon questioned the alleged miscarriage, too.

This “win” seemed hollow--dare she confess--meaningless. Taeyeon’d been hellbent since Skandl’s debut to take Jinnie down...with music charts and awards shows. Occupation. Not like this. “Why should I believe you?”

Jinnie squared her light eyes. “My uncle’s a religious man. If I atone for shaming the company and my family, he’ll rethink my suspension.”

“You haven’t changed.”

“I’m literally begging you and I do not beg. Pat yourself on the back!”

Taeyeon gulped a sick knot. There was forever a motive with this fiend. “I won’t.”

“I’m being punished, Taeyeon! Make this worth your while.”

“I can’t take orders from you. Ever again.”

Jinnie’s long nails clamped onto Taeyeon’s shoulders. Voice ravening, frenzied. “Don’t you fucking get mysteriously mature about our feud. I hurt you. Return the favor.”

“No.”

“Be mad!”

“I am mad, Soojin!” Up close, where she could see pores and an unflattering shade lipstick on heart-shaped lips, the devil didn’t intimidate. “Jinnie, your kisses used to set me on fire. You were the first to...put your mouth on me.”

The claws in her shirt loosened. “I was.”

“I told you ‘I love you’ and you said it back. You lied.”

“I did.”

Taeyeon’s inner 18-year-old withered at the concise reply. “And you betrayed me.”

“I saw what Won and the others couldn’t. But, you put your goals ahead of everything, including mine. I needed you dropped.”

“You forced me out the closet to Elite and my parents. They haven’t recovered from that, so you know.”

“Oh.”

“You betrayed me.”

“Yes, I did.”

“And now, you’re a loser. A fucking loser.”

Obviously, Jinnie wouldn’t concede that far. “You’re lovin’ this.”

Love wasn’t the word. Call it validation. Proof, evidence that she hadn’t been irrationally hostile for years. Breathing heavily, Taeyeon whispered, “I’m sorry about your little girl.”

Hazel eyes met hers. “Jung told you?”

“A hunch.”

To be honest, Taeyeon noticed when Jinnie checked the time. Among the rings of mismatched bracelets was elastic lace wrapped twice around her meager wrist. A pink newborn’s headband.

She couldn’t let the woman know she still watched her like a hawk. That was how she survived--by immersing herself with information. “I’ve been mad for too long, Jinnie. I’m tired.”

“Is that why you slept through fifty missed calls?”

Taeyeon stepped sideways, skeptical, until Jinnie revealed a smartphone from her shirt. “Surprise.”

“Oh, gross. You hold stuff in your bra?”

“It’s convenient.”

“And sweaty.” She flicked at the warm screen, disgusted that spicy perfume clung to her property. Also, a little disturbed by their piece of civility. “Damnit, she must be worried.”

“I texted her. Your fruity creampuff will survive.”

M00dy bear: swt♥ i’m awake. thanks.
M00dy bear: next time no ex grlfriends
M00dy bear: or we’ll be burying a corpse


“Hyo told me you and Jessica were dating,” Jinnie mumbled, reading over her shoulder. “Another nail in the coffin, so to speak. Jessica takes my place in Lucky Six and she takes you.”

“I’m not yours.”

“I know; that’s how I see you, though.”

Taeyeon let the delusional comment go. “Karma’s a bitch.”

“The biggest.”

C♡ma: BABY!!!!!!! :))))) OM
C♡ma: OMFG Are yuo
C♡ma: at
C♡ma: Heechul????///
C♡ma: I’m drunk oh gd
M00dy Bear: lol. not yet. will text u when i’m there.
C♡ma: ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
M00dy Bear: lamebot.
M00dy Bear: :*


“So, you and Jessica are serious?”

Taeyeon glanced up at Jinnie’s expression, reading unspoken words. This marked her chance to warn, ‘don’t cross Jessica ever again’. Though, Jessica did an effective job of neutering this beast without her help. Take the five away from a Sixer and she’s just...one. “Um, I’d say we are.”

“Nari--” Jinnie paused for the unborn daughter’s name to sink in. “Her father and I dated on and off for two months.”

“Dated or fucked casually?”

“Semantics. Can you believe it? Sixty days of gettin’ some and here I am. Lucky Six, indeed.”

She felt like the kid who finally flashed a light beneath her bed, finding no monsters. The situation must have finally sunk into Jinnie’s thick skull. “Life’s fickle. You may be the luckiest of all.”

“Don’t patronize me.”

“You’re free to love and live how you see fit without putting your friends at risk.”

Taeyeon was a little jealous.

“Eff that garbage. I’m made for K-Pop. And if I play my cards right, I’ll have a solo stage at this summer’s ‘Girls Only’ concert. You’ll be there to see me slay in person.”

“Crash and burn.”

“You wish. I’m not giving up, like you suggest.”

She glazed over her phone conversation, sighing. “I dunno...I envy that freedom.”


“What’s that girl done to my determined, devil-may-care Kim Taeyeon?” Jinnie fake-exclaimed, producing car keys from a purse.

Taeyeon’s stomach clenched as she skimmed ALL CAPS messages from Narsha and some from Sunny, too. “Damnit. That stupid show--”

“Heechul and I are tight. Think of me as your golden ticket off of his shit list.”

“Why?”

“I can’t defeat you if you’re fired for being careless.”

Jinnie was viciously competitive, obnoxious, spoiled, and an overall loathsome adversary. Ultimately, she wasn’t a big threat anymore. Nor dangerous.

What a simple relief.

Taeyeon wandered to the bedroom, stepping over cat toys and littered sock balls. She never reached Jinnie’s point--where bitterness turned into senseless vitriol. And she thanked her non-god for evading that down-sloped road. Jinnie appreciated music, but she obsessed over the fame, mostly. Made Taeyeon wonder where she fell in that spectrum.

The room was dark, so she parted the curtains for a yellow slice of sun. Yuri would value the extra sleep and a hot shower...in Jessica and Tiffany’s bathroom. Despite her experience at the Lucky dorm, Yuri would probably electrocute herself in the SooHyo option.

Remembering Tiffany and her cold foreboding dampened any pleasant thoughts. YulTi’s origin story inspired Taeyeon to give Jessica a chance. Damn.

Yuri’s untouched glass of water sweated a dark ring onto the wooden nightstand. Taeyeon chugged it, anyway.

“Up, bitch. We gotta lie about being straight.”

As imagined, the heavy drunk sleeper lacked a rebuttal.

“It’s--”

Taeyeon faltered. Yuri’s skin was cold to the touch.

“Yul!” She spread the woman to her back, pressing two fingers into her neck.

No pulse.

Or...did she feel it? It was weak.

“Shit.”

Taeyeon eyed her shirt for movement instead of a second jab for a pulse. She wasn’t a freaking doctor.

Slow, infrequent breaths lifted her chest as a minute ticked by.

“C’mon, babes. Please.”

The guitarist’s right eye hung half-open, unblinking. Taeyeon frantically slapped her cheeks. “Oh, fuck, no! J-Jess--ugh!” She grappled at her own messy hair. “Jinnie! Jinnie, help!”

She barely picked up on Jinnie’s footsteps or her gasp as she walked into the presence of a very unresponsive Kwon Yuri.

Taeyeon only heard her raspy voice quiver into a phone’s receiver, calling an ambulance.



Hours later, Taeyeon and Sunny sat quiescent in a hospital room. Electronic blips and clicks lulled Taeyeon into an unavoidable limbo of distress. When the authorities barraged Taeyeon with questions, she’d been reduced to panic mode yet again. Jinnie’s presence hardly benefited the singer; she proceeded to coax her through every damn sentence of the explanation: club setting, an undetermined number of vodka shots, toxic cocktails. Taeyeon hesitantly tacked on the most important bit:

Yuri was on drugs. Given by an unnamed source.

The man penning the clipboard simply nodded, thanking her for her honesty.

Tubes and hookups strapped Yuri to a medically white bed. It gave her a half-human, half-cyborg likeness. Cheerful, healthy Yuri would call that concept cool. This--not so much.

Narsha went full Satan on the two conscious members. Taeyeon’s parents--who managed to send a short sympathy email after being informed--raised her lightly. No spanking. Minimal finger-wagging. So, her manager’s upbraiding, pointing discipline stunned Taeyeon. Sunny had to hold her hand in case she bolted like a hosed cat.

Sunny folded a sticky note into her thirtieth ninja star. It made more sense for Skandl than origami cranes.

“When will she leave?” Taeyeon knew the answer; yet, the silence between them induced early-onset insanity.

“Tomorrow. Her fam plans to take her home for R&R. She’ll recover best.”

“Mm.” Taeyeon wondered about that level of familial trust. Especially for her girlfriend. “Jessica’s cranky sister wants to meet me.”

“Will you?”

“I have no choice.”

“You always have a choice,” Sunny muttered, flicking a star from her knee launchpad.

It disappeared under Yuri’s bed. “Just a Skype vidchat. She goes to college overseas.”

“La-di-dah.”

“The hell, Sunny?” Taeyeon’s eyebrows dipped down, frustrated.

“What do you expect from me, Tae?” Sunny flapped wet eyelashes, taking in their resting friend while she spoke at normal volume. “Gathering the pieces of your breakup with Jinnie scarred me for life. She almost extinguished your career and your heart. Who’s to say that won’t happen again?”

“Me. I’ll say it. Jinnie and Jessica aren’t the same person.” The blonde kept the earlier exchange to herself. Saved them from piling on another argument.

“Sleeping with you confirmed what I always assumed: you’re clingy. You take simple relations and magnify them to--”

“Way to be goddamned condescending.”

“Call me condescending. Selfish, too.” Sunny faced Taeyeon, curved lips drawn unnaturally taut. “Alone, we can sustain. As a group, Skandl suffers when you’re distracted.”

“I see. Yul gets a free pass while I’m left to wilt like an old spinster?”

“I let you loose to pursue Jessica and this happens…”

“L-let me loose?” Taeyeon saw red. “Fuckin’ hell?! I would have gone for her regardless of what you supposedly let me do.”

“No, you wouldn’t.”

“Yes, I would.”

“Nah.”

Taeyeon flashed back to Yuri and Tiffany’s banter over late night rice balls. Was she really that passive in everyone’s eyes? “I invited her to our show, not Yul.”

“Jessica’s murdering your motivation.”

“Yeah? Hm, the bitch you banged nearly murdered our friend. You’ve outdone me.”

Shame shuttered Sunny’s features. Instantly resentful, Taeyeon apologized. “I didn’t mean that.”

“My recklessness put her in this place.”

“I should’ve monitored her drinking, knowing she was depressed and all…”

“I casted that chick aside like a disposable sex toy. None of my conquests have ever retaliated.”

“We’re even, okay? Neither of us had Yul in mind.”

“That’ll change today.”

“Yep.”

“You’re in love with Jessica, aren’t you?”

Taeyeon sensed this question popping up eventually. Stringing a lock of hair, she mumbled, “What do you think?”

“I think I want a straightforward response.”

A billion evasion techniques waded in her brain stream. She opted for the truth instead--couldn’t ignore it forever. “I’ve loved Jessica since she found me before the midnight show. We phoned across the stage and it was indescribable. I couldn’t believe that gorgeous oddball would make the time for me...’cause she...yeah.” Taeyeon shook her head, wearing a proud blush. “She said I looked hot in leather.”

“You do.”

They laughed softly. “I shouldn’t have used you.”

“Did you feel anything, Tae? When we were together?”

“As in…?”

Sunny crushed a crooked star. “Nothing specific.”

“Hm.” Things were getting awkward. Sunny’s least favorite. “We had a good, short-lived run. I promise I didn’t sprout heart eyes whenever I heard your name. You’d hate that.”

“I’d hate having a mutual admirer?”

“Not your scene.”

“You make a dumb blonde, Tae.”

“Shut up.”

The musician searched Taeyeon’s face for half a beat. Changing gears, she kept folding. “We’re not sexually compatible, you know. If we’re being truthful here.”

“Damn, my ego.”

Her best friend smirked, shoving them shoulder-to-shoulder. “I miss our team. Yul stably dating Fany, me writing and boning without repercussions, and Kim Taeyeon--our Lone Ranger--hot-headed and plotting the downfall of your most hated idol group: Lucky Six.”

“I sound pathetic,” Taeyeon sighed.

“Tae, I quit Elite because of your injustice. Seeing you falling for Jinnie’s replacement is...perplexing. Déjà vu. Jessica’s pretty; I can’t understand the appeal beyond that.”

“Trust me, alright?”

Yuri groaned awake right as Sunny jutted her chin upwards in a careful nod. The girls flew to their bandmate’s side, mouths foaming with questions and apologies.

The reclining woman growled, pointing at the ceiling. A string of grunts later, they caught on and flicked off the bright hospital lights.

“Buddy, you’re alive!” Taeyeon thought she’d cried enough for one day. Wrong again.

Sunny stuck a stamp of lip gloss onto Yuri’s cheek. “How do you feel?”

“Like roadkill.”

Their giggles roused not even a smile. Struggling to sit up, slow-motioned in lethargy, Yuri made an eye pass through the arc of the room. “Fany?”

Slightly offended, Taeyeon murmured, “The Six had business with their manager.”

“Bad?”

“Good. Jessica wants to wait ‘til she’s sober to fill me in.”

“Call Fany. She’ll flip when she finds out where I am.”

“Later, girl,” Sunny purred, stroking Yuri’s balled fist. “You have us. And your parents took the first flight from Indonesia. Apparently, you can’t vacay while your kid’s out for alcohol poisoning and some wack drugs? I’ll never get old people.”

Where Yuri was supposed to chuckle, she sneered. “Fany’s the only one who takes care of me around here.”

Faith in a betrayer. Taeyeon revved to tell her so and felt the wrath of Sunny’s knuckles rapping her hip.

“Yul’s in pain, Tae,” she hissed, “Don’t take it to heart. God.”

“Fuck off, Sunny.”

“Are you PMS-ing? Christ.

Taeyeon warred the urge to smack Sunny back. If anybody, Tiffany deserved a swift punch. Grumbling, she summoned Narsha out in the hallway.

She wasn’t alone.

“Thank those damn doctors,” Narsha breathed, bringing Yuri’s face into her bosom. “You’re going to grey every hair on my head. I already hassle my hairdresser enough.”

Yuri sunk into the motherly embrace. “Sorry. Again.”

“We’ll think about that tomorrow. What’s most important is your health.” Narsha held an arm out. “You too, ya knuckleheads. Give me some love.”

Taeyeon nuzzled Narsha’s blouse, memorizing her scent--Coco Noir and inkjet printers. Narsha even smelled business-y. Somehow, it comforted her more than muffins, soap, or any domestic item. “Love you, Narsha.”

“Me, too,” her friends echoed closeby.

Narsha’s glasses tipped off her small nose. Rather than adjusting, she pulled the three in tighter. “My scandalous little terrors. I love you more.”

Taeyeon wiped wet cheeks into her sleeve. “We’ll abide by our curfew from now on. Tell me you’re not in trouble.”

Sunny’s voice was hoarse from crying, too. “We can make up Heechul’s show, right?”

“Shhh,” Narsha smoothed a white strand from her brow. “Discussions later.”

“I’ll never drink again,” Yuri whimpered, tugging at a tube in her arm.

The older woman snickered. “I say this whenever wine gets the better of me. Drink responsibly. That’s all I ask.”

“No more party drugs.”

“I’ll co-sign that one.”

“Narsha,” Taeyeon croaked, anxiety ballooning, “Are you in trouble?”

“Trouble’s not the name for it,” an unwelcomed man’s voice declared from his voyeur post. “Narsha has been promoted to a position of the administrative persuasion.”

“Doesn’t sound like a promotion to me.” Her friends glared, silently agreeing.

Dong-gun fiddled with his silver iPad. “Narsha’s approach doesn’t work for Lim Theatrics’ superiors. Including myself, I may add.” He tossed the tablet to the bed, onto Yuri’s feet. “She’ll put out public statements to deter a catastrophe. We’ll call this…”

“Side effects of dehydration and overexertion,” Narsha clarified.

“Yes, that.”

“I’ve also scheduled Tae for an MC event,” she disclosed with a wink. “Part of reacclimating Minah from the dungeon.”

Taeyeon grew sicker. “Minah?”

“Keep Big Mouth in the dungeon,” Yuri grouched, anger rekindling.

“That’s not a nice thing to say about your fellow LTE artist,” Dong-gun lectured, ever the condescending bastard. “Narsha cut a lot of corners for this, Taeyeon. You will not miss it.”

“Please, don’t,” Narsha acquiesced, “You, Loco, and Minah are hosting one of P.A.G.A.N.’s comeback specials. I truly think it’ll help. What with you deleting all your Picpockette posts...”

Taeyeon stomped in a mini tantrum. “Fuuuuuck, it was loaded with bitchy butthurt spam. Had to take out the trash.” Nights earlier, she cleared every picture except one--the image of her new hairstyle and piercing. The photo Jessica loved so much.

“Ignore the antis. They’ll grow bored and move onto someone else.”

“But Loco? We’re still selling that bullshit?”

“Leaders put themselves behind group interests,” Dong-gun butted in once again, his tone stern this time. “You will MC a show with your boyfriend and Minah, your equally heterosexual idol colleague. The rebellion stops here.”

Taeyeon pouted to Narsha, receiving nothing in return but, “Listen to him. He’s in charge.”

Filming alongside two mouth-running drama magnets. Under the gross scrutiny of literally the most hated man in close contact. All for fudging her duties as Skandl’s leader and taking the roller coastered plunge into careless territory. She’d been blowing Jinnie off when she used the generic statement. Although, it fit her sentiments:

Karma was a bitch.




[A/N]Got YulTae feels. Because they're adorbs. :33

 
 
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sataengsminionsataengsminion on May 1st, 2015 04:09 am (UTC)
YAAAAAASSS
TAESUS
checkinyourbra: taeyeon02checkinyourbra on May 6th, 2015 08:11 pm (UTC)
Re: YAAAAAASSS
**SATAENG.
(Anonymous) on May 1st, 2015 05:26 am (UTC)
YAAAAS (18)!!!
Right off the bat -- DRAMA!!! Love it. Those little details about Taeyeon about to cry and hiding herself in a blanket cocoon pretty much gosh darn broke my heart again. F*cking Jinnie. On another note, “...aliens in Manolo pumps”. Great line. Then, f*cking Jinnie has to do the “pity act”. Damn. Once again, I understand where she’s coming from, but damn, she messed up a lot of people to get there and lost it on her own. Really enjoyed that Jinnie/Tae scene and how Taeyeon didn’t try to destroy her this time. Like f*cking Jinnie said, Tae has changed a lot.

“It’s pretty much an open secret, even for the international fanbase.” Oooo, that’s when you know it’s bad.

“It’s convenient”/”And sweaty” LOL.

Yuri would probably electrocute herself in the SooHyo option. -- High!Yul with the double blowdryers… Yep, that would probably be fatal.

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! YULSTALLION!!!! That’s good that Taeyeon told the truth about the drugs even if it hurts their image. Hospitals… Le sob… Grey’s Anatomy… whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

YAAAAAAS!!! YULSTALLION LIVES!! Whew, had me worried there. Aww, the first person she thinks of when she wakes from near death is Tiff. Then, she gets mad when she’s not there. Why must I like this toxic relationship so much? Ugh.

Also, once again, the Skandl bond is always great to read. They’ve got each other’s back even when they’re fighting amongst themselves. That Skandl group hug. Very nice touch -- then it gets gut punched by Mr. Shade as their new manager. (I’m excited to see how they get rid of him and bring Narsha back into good status at LTE).

Thank you for the update. As, always looking forward to the next!
checkinyourbra: taeyeon04checkinyourbra on May 6th, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC)
Re: YAAAAS (18)!!!
GOTS TA KEEP IT DRAMATIC. *B&E 'deal with it' glasses descend upon my face*

B'awwwww heartbroken by defenseless Tae. Lolll. As if bb couldn't be more vulnerable--she had to be naked, too. /slaps own wrist

"ALIENS IN MANOLO PUMPS." ♥♥

Jinnie pretty much shoots herself in her own foot at the end of the day. She does all this craziness to get to the top--and it works! At first. Then, *explosion noises* And thank youuuu for liking the Tae/Jinnie scene. Some people can fester in their anger or....learn from it. A coin in Taeyeon's jar of character development. lolll

Oooo, that’s when you know it’s bad.--I laughed TOO hard at this.

Someone else's phone in your bra.......girl has no boundaries.

Hahahahah I loved reading from your "High!Yul....would probably fatal" to actual fear of Yulstallion dying and back to the girl pulling through to lamenting your love for YulTi. A short roller coaster, but one nonetheless.

GROUP HUGS. You'll see more of those. Because I love hugs.

LOL Mr. Shade tho....you know i couldn't leave that tender moment sacred!!

The next will be soonish. :DD Laterssssss ♥
boxxsaltzboxxsaltz on May 1st, 2015 06:30 am (UTC)
I owe you a Chapter 17 comment to. Muhahahahaha/ BOXXSPOT
checkinyourbra: yuri02checkinyourbra on May 6th, 2015 08:17 pm (UTC)
YOU DO. I owe you a comment as well. We shall exchange, my fluffs.
(Anonymous) on May 1st, 2015 08:43 am (UTC)
sunny is the best friend ever. seriously. her sense of justice from quitting LTE and then her having no hard feelings after tae kinda confirmed she had no feelings for her (or for her anymore..? if they had a thing before..) despite being there for her every step of the way

i feel like the bae jinnie thing could have totally spun into a different direction but i love you for your benevolence T^T haha. taeyeon still has quite a bit other things to deal with anyways. and also this just shows how understanding jessica is... O.O i mean she must really feel like she got jinnie's viewpoint to be able trust her not to take advantage of the situation.

so cute how both tae and jess decided to keep some of their moments together and discoveries of each other between themselves despite the judgement of their friends
(Anonymous) on May 1st, 2015 08:07 pm (UTC)
sht i mean sunny quitting Elite not LTE lol
(no subject) - checkinyourbra on May 6th, 2015 08:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
razor_funkyduderazor_funkydude on May 1st, 2015 02:22 pm (UTC)
Damn... And I really thought Yuri might be a goner...

Oh... So Jessica called Jinnie... What a shock...

Looks like the three mc's will be having a blast! Lol...

Thanks for the update! :)
checkinyourbra: taeyeon01checkinyourbra on May 6th, 2015 08:21 pm (UTC)
I even wanted to drag out Yul being unconscious as a TBC, but I had things to resolve. Heh. See? I'm nice. ;D

Yep, Jess called the devil to wake her gf. Can't predict that girl~

Yussssss one can only imagine their MCing will be........calm and collected? lolll....

Thanks for commenting, bb. It means a lot. ^^
sarasmile321sarasmile321 on May 2nd, 2015 01:12 am (UTC)
"Me, now my understudy...it’s your only way of indirectly getting in the group, I suppose.” Umm rude Jinni. Rude.

Does Jinni actually have feelings for Tae..?

"Until that moment, Taeyeon questioned the alleged miscarriage, too." I highly questioned it too lol but I never trust anything Jinni says

Oh shit Yuri! I totally thought something was gonna happen when she didn't wake up the first time Taeyeon tried to get her up.


Aww I loved Tae's answer to Sunny about loving Jessica!

“Did you feel anything, Tae? When we were together?” Part of me wonders if Sunny wants Tae to say yes..
checkinyourbra: sunny02checkinyourbra on May 6th, 2015 08:44 pm (UTC)
Jinnie's MAD RUDE, right?? hahaha. She just had to put that dig in there.

Does Jinni actually have feelings for Tae..?--:000.......

hahahahaha I see your doubts on her ~miscarriage. #trustnoone2015

Yaaaaayyy. I wanted everyone to think Skandl!Yul was GONE. But, she's alive and kickin' now. ^^

Hehe I loved Tae's response about Jessica, too. Anddddd if you notice, that means that *technically* Tae fell for Jessica first. If we're being chronological~

Sunny's feeling some kinda way...but, she moves on pretty well. Who knows what'd happen if she pushed more.

Thanks for readinggggg, bb. :3333
(Anonymous) on May 2nd, 2015 08:31 am (UTC)
emotional
Amazing chaper as always check! I kind of loved how Tae and Jinnie laid everything out there and damn you made me feel for her. A miscarriage as a young female with a guy who probably just fucked her is tragic. I almost died when yuri barely had a pulse, but she still thought of fany first...our ruthless fany who has her own share of skeletons. Sunny. Bby. Does sunny have feelings for Tae?! She waited half a beat and then pretended they weren't good together anyways...poor bby. After everything, you've made me feel for all the characters...even the villains. Thanks for creating them to be detailed complex gray human beings. There is no straight black and white, each person has their own motivations.
checkinyourbra: tiffany03checkinyourbra on May 6th, 2015 08:37 pm (UTC)
Re: emotional
Aww thank you, thank you, bb.

Wait...WAIT. HOLD THE PHONE. I MADE YOU FEEL FOR JINNIE??

*poles dances*

Like I've said before, most reactions towards Bae Soojin are entertaining for me, but to see someone think of her beyond a simple villain is cool. Because, I mean, she's done some awful things. She probably has a backstory of her own...but #aintnobodygottimefordat

Yuri almost died when she barely had a pulse, too. Heh. But, I'm not that cruel. Yul still has more story to endure. And yep. The YulTi bond is a hard one to crack. Skeletons errwhere!

She waited half a beat and then pretended they weren't good together anyways...poor bby.--Yeah. ;((( their exchange can be read many ways, yet....this one brings on the feels.

complex gray human beings. There is no straight black and white, each person has their own motivations.--YES. Some are grayer than others, but I dislike harsh bad/good lines. Keepin' it blurry is better.

Thank youuuuuuu for feeling for my characters, bb. :33
I la- la- la- love you: jessicregreted on May 3rd, 2015 02:28 am (UTC)
hey baby!


sunny kind of finally called tae out!
nice.


dong guy is still a dickface mcstupid.


is krystal coming?

Edited at 2015-05-03 02:55 am (UTC)
checkinyourbra: jessica05checkinyourbra on May 6th, 2015 08:23 pm (UTC)
You called me 'baby'....*blushes* :")

Finally, right? Someone just SAY it. haha

I'm sure "dickface mcstupid" is that douche's middle name.

Krystal??? *shrugs*

Thank youuuuuu, bb~~~
(Anonymous) on May 3rd, 2015 09:37 am (UTC)
Ohhh noo my poor Yuri babyy >< I KNEW the drugs would bring bad things ;_; yayy skandl's dynamics are slowly getting fixed with Sunny finally confronting Taeyeon and (unfortunately) with Yuri getting hurt :( thanks for the update!!
checkinyourbra: sunny01checkinyourbra on May 6th, 2015 08:26 pm (UTC)
All's fun and grand until someone gets the wrong drugs, amirite?? ;D

Skandl members are starting to see what's important. Hopefully, they're all on the same page. Guess Yuri had to be hurt before they got talking. Life works that way sometimes. ;((

Thanks for reading, love~~
rndvlrn on May 4th, 2015 03:47 pm (UTC)
KARMA IS A BISHHHH
Taeyeon flashed back to Yuri and Tiffany’s banter over late night rice balls. --- And they say romantic is dead or maybe it's just Taeyeon and her non-romantic-ass...haha I know I kept giving Taeyeon a hard time about her being romantic but...LOL someone gives her gf nickname Coma...haha


Wow, I can't believe this but Yuri took drug? Damn! I know Tiffany claims that she care for Yuri more than any of the Skandl, but she also manipulated the hell out of her action as well. I think more of it being because of Skandl being to involved in their own problem that Tiffany can intercept and say with all honesty that she did indeed cared for her more than them. It's a good bitchy move though cos that really hurt when you tell someone that they dont care about the people they love.

I'm sure they all cared for Yuri. It kind of annoyed me because Yuri is grown woman. She have all the capability of taking care of herself, and she let that happen. But, I can see that being kept in dark doesn't help. Also, it annoyed be bit how she immediately ask for Fany...like GURL! Your friend is their for you!! I know Fany will flip the hell out when she heard about what happened. I need more Yulti ;<

I love how dishonest Skandl are about not telling Yuri what's up with Tiffany. LOL.

I loved how Sunny gives no fuck. One thing that annoyed me about Taeyeon is that she kept going and back and forth and in hesitation all of the time (for right reasons). "“I think I want a straightforward response.”---I love this part. I'd like to have encourage courage to tell someone this and to tell them to stop their B.S. Unfortunately, I don't really have anyone to tell that too at the moment lol

For some reason I like the conversation between Jinni* and Taeyeon. It's so damn calculative and amusing.

Also, if Krystal is gonna be introduce soon. I don't mind a little romance between YURI+KRYSSS. Just saying ;)

Edited at 2015-05-04 03:49 pm (UTC)
yeokshi_dakuyeokshi_daku on May 5th, 2015 02:49 am (UTC)
Re: KARMA IS A BISHHHH: NOOOOO
Krystal + Yuri sounds so strange though, in that case, YulSic would be way more of a bomb!
Re: KARMA IS A BISHHHH: NOOOOO - rndvlrn on May 5th, 2015 03:04 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: KARMA IS A BISHHHH: DAE! - yeokshi_daku on May 5th, 2015 04:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: KARMA IS A BISHHHH: DAE! - rndvlrn on May 5th, 2015 04:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: KARMA IS A BISHHHH: Oh yes. - yeokshi_daku on May 5th, 2015 09:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: KARMA IS A BISHHHH: Oh yes. - rndvlrn on May 5th, 2015 11:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: KARMA IS A BISHHHH: Oh yes. - checkinyourbra on May 6th, 2015 09:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: KARMA IS A BISHHHH: Oh yes. - checkinyourbra on May 6th, 2015 09:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: KARMA IS A BISHHHH - checkinyourbra on May 6th, 2015 09:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
xsunray: Taeyeonxsunray on May 27th, 2015 04:38 pm (UTC)
DAILY DOSE OF SOOJUNG LOVING. AHAHAHHA. Does Soojung appear here? Oh it says Taeyeon at the title though... hmmmmmm. D:

Pride could suck her tit-- ahhh gurrrl i really like this. Soooo Taeyeon in this bratty way. :3

I should have flagged it out sooner, shouldn't I. This whole obsession with Lucky Six that Taeyeon has? But somehow it skipped me by until the, 'lo and behold, reveal here.

Inner 18y/o though. I stand by my take on Taeyeon never outgrowing her trainee self and YAAAS.

Ayeee, I like the sweet and cute text exchange between breathes of fire from the trainee peter pan Tae and now defunct leader of LS Jinnie. It takes a little tension out but it's something welcoming. Juxtaposing of Tae and Jinnie's 'relationship' with this texting that is Taengsic's relationship is genius. It highlights Taeyeon's soft and at ease side and also how Taengsic's relationship is so much healthier. Thumbs up, Bra-nim.

Annnndddd, I don't like her attaching a my to Taeyeon's name. I mean... GORL SHE WAS MY TAEYEON BEFORE I CONCEDED HER TO JESSICA-FUCKING-HAWT-JUNG. I DRAGGED YOUR SORRY EX-LUCKY ASS OUT OF THE DUNGEON TOO, BISH. DAMMIT. IF ANYONE SHOULD USE THAT MY (besides Jessi of course) IT SHOULD BE ME.

Okay, I'm not a psycho fangurl. *smiles*

oh oh, let me just squeal at your imagery! Yellow slice of sunnnn~! Dayum girl, that was beautiful.

Yul D: I'm glad she's okay... but being heartless me, i paid more attention to the sunyeon exchange instead. It stabbed me everywhere, dammit. Pay my hospital bills, will ya?

Nareushaaaaaa. Aww i might have shed a tear at the scandalous little terrors part holy shizz. i mean... why does that sound so apt? The Skandl! kids, if i think about it, are really not that grown up. Especially compared to the Sixers. It's ironic that what they portray is that whole adult-ish, mature dark concept. And I really really like it that this one comment by Narsha (<3) lit the bulb.

Oh I've missed Tae's stomps, btw. just saying~

Final outburst: SOOJUNG!!! HEY YOU MENTIONED SOOJUNGGGGGG YAAAASSS. Please also include a cameo of her gf, ray, thanks. <3



Edited at 2015-05-27 04:39 pm (UTC)
checkinyourbra: sunny02checkinyourbra on June 5th, 2015 07:28 am (UTC)
Oh it says Taeyeon at the title though... hmmmmmm. D:--Maybe because it's 3am, but I laughed entirely TOO HARD at this.

Isn't that line so Taeyeon? Bb and her dirty mouth. <3

Back to your ((smartypants)) theory about her trainee mentality. YAAAS. COOKIES FOR YOUUUUU~~

Ooooooh bb. You caught that, eh?? Some of it is conscious, some just natural pacing so I won't bombard readers (or myself). Little breaks of fresh air. Hehhehehe genius??!! ahhhh idk. >.<

"Taengsic's relationship is so much healthier."--:3333

OMG NO YOU DID NOT JUST GO IN ON THIS FICTIONAL CHARACTER. GURL YOU SURELY PULLED THIS STORY OUT THE DUNGEON BUT DANNNGGG I'M CRYING TOO HARD. YOU'RE HILARIOUS. AND THANKS FOR GIVING JESS PERMISSION TO SEXUALLY TAKE TAEYEON.

:DDDDD imagery love after yelling at Jinnie. YAAAAY

Well DAYUM. Dat SunYeon concern. You're faithful to your ship. Mama Narshaaaaaa ;(((

AHAHAHHA Taeyeon's stomps. She doesn't do that as much ever since she got laid, huh?

AND AN OUTBURST. YESSS I MENTIONED SOOJUNG. YOU HAPPY? CRANK SISTER SOOJUNG. IDK WHO THIS RAY CHARACTER IS. HMPH.

Thanks for readingggg, bb. I'm grinningggggg
(Anonymous) on June 9th, 2015 08:24 pm (UTC)
Kwonfused
My linguistic abilities are limited so I just wanted to confirm something. When taeyeon said “Yeah? Hm, the bitch you banged nearly murdered our friend. You’ve outdone me.” who is this birch that taeyeon is referring to? Taeyeon herself? For not monitoring yul and thus indirectly causing her near-death?

And also I just wanted to say your command of language is impeccable. Very rarely I read fan fiction feeling like I'm reading a deep novel. Furthermore this is taengsic and we all know that just makes things 8904180309 times better ;)
checkinyourbra: Seotae01checkinyourbra on June 10th, 2015 05:52 am (UTC)
Re: Kwonfused
Heheheh Kwonfused. Cute. :333

It's cool! I'm here to help. :DD The "bitch" that Tae's referring to is the random chick Sunny slept with. The one who gave Yul that sketchy party drug.

>.< Omgggg a deep novel. Well, I try not to be too wordy, but I'm the talkative type and it transfers to my fic. hehehehe Thank youuuuu for enjoying my story. :DD

And continue to love the TaengSic!! ^^
yuukistar22yuukistar22 on August 14th, 2015 03:02 am (UTC)
I'm sorry but "Pride could suck her tit." was the first thing I saw and I chocked on my tea, you tryin' to kill me? *eye twitches*

ANYWHO

The meadow dream totally made me picture taengsic running gayly in a field hand in hand with happy hippy music playing in the background...

I bet Jinnie smells like lies and deceit....Jinnie >_>

/definitely wants to join emerging butterfly Taeyeon in her blanket cocoon/

"Anyone else in the dorm could fornicate themselves." I'm so going to use instead of "you can go fuck yourself" just seems to have more impact and sass

Taeyeon's and Jinnie's little confrontation was interestingggg, they're kinda like sugar and spice

“Up, bitch. We gotta lie about being straight.” story of my life

My jaw dropped open at Yuri tho holy fuck WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME?! THIS DRAMA AINT NO GOOD FOR MY BLOOD PRESSURE GOD DAMN

SEE YURI? NO GOOD COMES FROM TAKING MYSTERY DRUGS ISTG IM GONNA THROW YOU OVER MY KNEE AND SPANK YOU WHEN YOU RECOVER---

I really wanna know who dis mystery drug giving girl is.....like so bad...its not for a violent reason, i swear...

omg did suntae kiss and make up? YESSSSS *pops confetti*

I want a narsha boob hug ;-; pretty please? omg that family hug thing realy tugged at my heartstrings, so cute D:

Dong-head >_________________>

Ohhhohohohohooh this stuff just keeps getting more awesome :o I bow down to your ridiculously amazing imagination. See ya on the flipside <3
checkinyourbra: hyoyeoncheckinyourbra on November 2nd, 2015 11:48 pm (UTC)
HAHHAHAHA I STILL LOVE THAT LINE.

PRIDE COULD SUCK HER TIT.
PRIDE COULD SUCK HER TIT.
PRIDE COULD SUCK HER TIT.
PRIDE COULD SUCK HER TIT.
PRIDE COULD SUCK HER TIT.

I bet Jinnie smells like lies and deceit....Jinnie >_> --*snorts*

OMG. I ALWAYS WANTED TO CHANGE THAT. THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP.....MONTHS AFTER IT'S DONE. OH WELL.

/definitely wants to join emerging butterfly Taeyeon in her blanket cocoon/--This reminds me of Taeyeon's 'I' song. ;____;

“Up, bitch. We gotta lie about being straight.” story of my life --*snorts again* I get you're really good at that. //sarcasm

I'M JUST MAKING SURE YOUR HEART WAS STILL WORKING. THE YURI SCARE WAS FUN, AMIRITE???

G'awwwww are you a sucker for Skandl! family times, too?? :3333

DONG-HEAD. Bahahhahaaaaaaa

Gaaaahhhh thank youuuuu. Until next time~~