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07 August 2015 @ 12:06 am
Skandl! [27]  

Title: Skandl! (Chapter 27)

Pairing(s): TaengSic, side!YulTi

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

Warning(s): Beware of the writer's long A/Ns..

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

Author's Notes: Ooooh a three week break. Told y’all I’d be back!! *Harlem shakes* EAST COAST KCON IN THREE DAYS. AND DID Y’ALL BISHES SEE JESSICA’S B&E COMMERCIAL!?! DEM CLOSE UPS.

Twenty-seven: Taeyeon


Jessica and Krystal took after Mama and Papa Jung, respectively.

Taeyeon must have emitted ragamuffin vibes, sending the female half of the parental couple into Mother Hen-ish hysteria. Upon meeting, Mrs. Jung "awww"ed the international star. Meanwhile, she literally fork-prodded Soojung from a chair until Taeyeon sat to her immediate left. Maternal possession of astronomical heights ensued: face-wiping, fussing about uneaten vegetables, twenty-seven versions of "Are you cold?", and ultra snug side-hugs--just because.

This tested the blonde's emotional boundaries. As Jessica snickered sheer delight, Taeyeon let it ride. Albeit, intrinsically freaked out. Smother-fest gave her a window into decades-into-the-future Jessica. Thankfully, Mrs. Jung aged like fine wine. Boobs weren't so bad, either. Not that she'd been checking.

Papa Jung set the lunch's stage early. Arms crossed and lips screwed into a bow, he vetted Taeyeon for long minutes. And, stretching a gruffly tilted grin, he pronounced, "My daughters bring home prettier ladies than any of my friends' sons!"

Everyone surrounding her burst into laughter. She colored, all kinds of shocked. These people were more lax than she anticipated. In ways, it trumped a strict family's intimidation.

The Jungs' sharp-wittedness seemed like a second nature. They deconstructed every topic into some snarky debate. Comments hurled across the table at top speed--many going right over her head. Jessica held her own swimmingly, Taeyeon thought proudly.

Whenever Taeyeon stake a question, it hinged on Jessica's past. Grasping for embarrassing anecdotes--which they supplied shamelessly. Punishment for leaving them out the loop on their American travels.

Mr. Jung's favorite subject? Himself. Out of the blue, he urged the newcomer to rate his physique. She nearly died.

Despite the resounding snickers, he remained adamant. "Ignore these fools, Taeyeon. Ladies considered me quite dashing in my day."

He resembled any average male--similar to her own father's high cheekbones, brow wrinkles, and predilection for tan slacks. Regardless, she stretched excited eyes, comparing him to the first graying actor her mind conjured. He received her bloated accolades in indulgent stride. Other members of the Jung clan groaned.

"You're around P.A.G.A.N. and...what's that number band? Thirteen? Fourteen?"

Fifteen. Taeyeon didn't give a shit, though. "Fourteen."

"The handsome devil sitting before you spent his teens and twenties out-prettying any of those flower boys. Long eyelashes, a head of shoulder length hair, my irises--" Papa Jung lowered his spectacles for effect. "were light brown. Years of childrearing turned them darker than my soul."

"Dad," Jessica interrupted, sipping chai tea, "that's not a thing."

Too deep in his story, he persevered. "Envision a lad who'd disgrace any model. A hundred and forty pounds of sleek muscle."

"Where was this man when I met you?" their mother finally broke her amused silence to demand. "I should've married him!"

As an observer, Taeyeon revered every moment soaking in this uniquely-flavored family experience. Jokes, heckling, painless bickering, lewd tangents, full-mouth chuckles, smiles that squished eyes closed. Plate-sharing, comfortable pats at shoulders and hands. Graphic retellings of both C-section and natural Jung births. Soojung dropping items to be fetched by their attractive waitress. Sporadic swearing. Jessica proceeding to whine to Mama Jung for hogging her girlfriend. Taeyeon loved it all.

So, she shattered into pieces when she hugged Jessica goodbye. Their four days of happy came to a close. The popstar had to schedule a flight earlier than Taeyeon's at a separate airport to thwart speculation. Necessary heartbreak for protection.

"I love you," Taeyeon whimpered into flowery honey brown, sparing zero fucks that they were in a parking lot, watched by the trio of sassy onlookers.

Jessica exuded security, home. With her hair in a loose ponytail and that high, reassuring cadence. "I love you, too, Tae. Everything's marvelous. I don't want it to end."

"We should run away to adopt those puffins."

A deluge of tears flooded her neck, shirt collar. "Gotta face the music, bear."

She swallowed. "Promise to see me soon?"


Taeyeon ventured onto her own island of asphalt while the picturesque Jungs coiled into an organized jumble of kisses and jokes to compensate for watery eyes. Beauty, stable family life, a musical act on the road to a historical tour, and infinite love surrounded Jessica. Years earlier, envy would've trampled her into flattened, raving dregs.

She ruminated on this hours later, slouching in her airport seat. From a Narsha-esque command, she sprung to attention. The woman commanded Taeyeon’s obedience since her youngest daughter was a lost cause.

"Soojung, turn that down or you'll go deaf."

Krystal, occupying the place on Taeyeon's other side, sustained two more alerts until she raised one ear of colossal headphones. "What!?"

An exhausted breath. "Don't you work this evening?"

"Nope. Patel fired me."

"Young lady!"

"Kidding. I'm not that lucky." Her snicker devolved into a long screech once a middle aged handbag whomped her in the head. Taeyeon ducked out the way. "The hell, Mom!?"

"Be considerate of our guest."

"Depends. Are you done macking on her?"

The blonde'd been curled along Mrs. Jung's soft shoulder, red in the eyes and receptive of every affectionate whisper until she regained her composure. Taeyeon grinned at the mother winning round two of purse vs her daughter's ineffective defenses.

"Mom, you're a bully!" Regardless, Soojung chucked her headphones into a Marc Jacobs backpack freckled by iron-ons and obscure logo badges.

Taeyeon faltered to converse, immutably shy. "D-done with your school project?"

"Glasses nympho texted me.” Soojung stretched. “We fucked that deadline raw."

Feeling a parent's disapproving 'shush' brush her back, the singer squinted. "Will you get her in bed?"


"Damn. So certain."

"You've seen my assets.” A Shakira-inspired gyrate of the chest. “I got this."

Taeyeon approved of this human. Obscene. Like every freaking person in her inner circle. "True..."

"When will you visit again?" Soojung's lips, eyes, overall expression lowered their general space's temperature; however, the question’s content exposed sincerity.


"Will you?" she reiterated.

"Sure, if your family doesn't mind."

"We won't. I don't care what those old people think, anyway. I'm inviting you."

"Then, I'll return."

Mr. Jung sunk into a seat opposite them. His presence bladed through their moment and so did his preceding statement. "Miss Kim, you're dating my eldest daughter. I'm compelled to--" He flexed stout shoulders. "--terrorize you."

Clingy and invasive. Jessica warned about this.

Soojung came to her defense. "Dad, you're obnoxious."

"You'll understand when you have..." The man winced, rethinking the latter fraction of his sentence.

"When I have…kids?! Really?"

"It slipped."

Younger Jung regarded Taeyeon to clarify. "I'd catapult a baby if our justice system wasn’t so harsh."

Psycho sister. "Ah."

"Common are stories of jealous older siblings trying to kill new additions in the family. Instead, we kept a careful eye on Soojung," the mother murmured, filing a nail.

"I never hurt Jess!"

"We were blacklisted by Manhattan’s nanny community! They tagged you as 'The Bad Seed'!"

"Some hid the knives," Mr. Jung cited.

Suddenly, Taeyeon's hand had been snatched into the grasp of the lady accused. "I will not take this abuse! C'mon, Taey."

She had no choice. "O-okay."

"By the way," Soojung snarled, "cutlery was hidden from Jessica after she threatened our fourth nanny for bathing me in holy water. Save the murder lecture for her!"

Little Jessica parlaying torment to adults? Cool. This posed a whole new mental image for Skandl’s “Knives” single.

Taeyeon welcomed the next twenty minutes in an emptier section of the waiting area. Simply her and Soojung, sharing earbuds connected to an eclectically fine playlist of any genre imaginable. Tracks in French, German, Hindi, languages she couldn't decipher. Remarkable. When the girl offered to ZIP her a file of copies, Taeyeon could've peed herself.

Speaking was minimal. The Marc Jacobs bag contained a thick bundle of fashion magazines. Soojung masked a blush as she explained they were Jessica's recommendations, so she read them. Afternoons flipping through material held a ritualistic vibe as sisterly bonding.

Extending this revered routine to Taeyeon weighed the singer with something foreign, yet warm. She parted to lips to thank her. Rather, the following song diverted all gratitude.

"Our song."

"Hm?" Soojung mumbled, sniffing a fragrance sample.

Taeyeon bobbed her head to ‘Hyperballad', invigorated. "Me and Jessica's song."


"She played it for me on her accordion."

“Jess bought that nerdy piece of junk for you?!”

Did she? “Is there an instrument nerdier than an accordion? I wanna return the favor.”

“I’m entirely persuaded.” Jung eyes crinkled. "Tall girlfriends are overrated."


Fragmenting from the rest of the family slaughtered Taeyeon's mood. Two farewells in a day. Separation from amenity.

Soojung's hug lasted shortest, but it lacked no impact. Lowly, she hissed, "I can show you how to smuggle hallucinogens past customs."

"For heaven's sake!" Mother butted in, pulling Taeyeon into another smothering. "Take care of our Jessica. Con her into New York trips more often."

The blonde snuggled a bit. She smelled like a mom. Well, an expensive one. "Okay."

"I'll send you a link. To my high-caliber tunes," Soojung added, patting her on the head.

Mr. Jung laughed, petting the shortest, too. "Take Soojung, if you’re so inclined."

"Nice try, Dad. You and Mom are rent-free. I'll probably live with you forever!"

Taeyeon hauled her carry-on. They were already flaring into their millionth spat. "I..." She changed it up, pronouncing English that wouldn't tie her tongue. "You've been cool as hell. I love you."

Instantly regretting it by a barrage of squeals (even from the man), she sheepishly bowed her leave.

Soojung's words were the last she heard. "Mom, can we keep her!?"

If only.


In Korea, days passed for Taeyeon to recover. Nevertheless, she refused to unpack her bags. To make that claustrophobic hotel room home.

Jinho escorted her to Lim Theatrics’ headquarters. They exchanged a mere tip of the brow--enough acknowledgement to cover their years. Disquiet shaded the splitting moment with him and Nam. No trust. Losing Ye-seul, Skandl's pre-faerie fuckery stylist, sucked the hardest.

At the topmost floor--two thirds of it devoted to Andy Lim and his fondness for vast exorbitance--the girls of LTE's premier group convened. She'd been the final member to appear. Suited nobodies quickly sorted them into metal chairs, sparing no courtesy for a pre-meeting gameplan.

Lim's desk of stainless steel distorted three serious expressions. Unlike prior conferences, none of them visually straddled death. Yuri regained her lost curves; Sunny's mane shone teal-to-white ombre. And Taeyeon--complexion clear and hair radiant as Jihyun's renewed dye job before New York.

They looked healthy.

The CEO settled into his massive leather seat, folding gold-banded fingers. "No attorneys?"

Nervous chuckles responded.

His weak smile stiffened. "You could've reached that pinnacle; outshine the opposition. In truth, I'm furious."

Taeyeon heard Yuri gulp. Her arm twitched, itching to take her hand.

"Withstanding reservations about the past few weeks..." Lim's pupils searched their semicircle, scanning Taeyeon a hair longer. "I respect each of you. Skandl put this company on the map. Our rookies could rival veteran acts, facilities are top-notch, compensation isn't criminal..."

"Thank you," Sunny uttered.

"No. Thank you." He pushed two document folders--red and white--to his desk's edge. "Skandl's detriments are irrevocable. Furthermore, I'm not a well man and my successors won't understand my soft spot for you ladies."

'Successor' tingled Taeyeon’s spine.

"These are termination papers. I'm not Won Chi Woong, who'd hold you hostage until your contracts’ end date. For your mercy, I'll cut you loose."

Yuri thanked him immediately, eyes glossing. Sunny and Taeyeon followed her lead in soft voices and bows.

"Are you in accordance?" he asked.

The women matched eyes. Fear, discomfort, other negatives resonated secondary to confident nods and chairs scooting b-lines to the red folder. Taeyeon spoke for them. "We are."

He sighed, untying its contents. "Read at your own leisure."

Sunny scooped the files into her lap. As she pored over printed characters and jargon, her counterparts stared, relying on her judgement. Vibrant rows of silk fanned over her stoic expression. Very beautiful--a compliment Taeyeon couldn’t express. Not out loud.

"All fair," the musician finally announced. Lim slid a pen in her direction, stern face aged beneath under a hostile light source. Sunny uncapped the Mont Blanc and hitched.

"Leader," she choked out, "Do the honors of signing first?"

The packet of black and white blurred into mush. After drying tears into a fistful of Andy Lim's tissues, the top line amongst three lay crisp and unmistakable.


The fate of Skandl.

Taeyeon scrawled her name and the date in the blackest black. Yuri carefully blew its ink before penning her signature. Sunny did her deed brusquely, rustling sheets as she tossed them to metallic finish. He showed no offense, eyeing their dried proof. "It's been quite an experience, ladies. And Miss Lee--"

Sunny plucked the white folder and thumbed the papers. Faster, like a refresher.

Taeyeon frowned. "What's that?"

"I'm pleased to hire her as an official composer," their ex-CEO disclosed, regaining some color.

Yuri's teeth sparkled in a huge smile. "For real?!"

As Sunny unfolded an arm for the taller girl's exuberantly Kwon-ish embrace, her eyes drifted to Taeyeon's. An 'I dare you to complain' scowl.

Smirking, Taeyeon gave her blessing.

"Miss Lee's been tremendously loyal," Lim stressed, "It'd be a travesty to deprive LTE of such a treasured brain."

Shade lurked somewhere in there. Taeyeon couldn't care less. Sunkyu made the best of the situation. By trucking through, not allowing problems to lessen her creative output.


She admired Sunny. For not forgetting her strengths.


"Liberation!" Yuri hollered not even out the front doors. "Fuck, I feel..." She blanched, awaiting Sunny’s furor.

Teal and white hair blew in the nighttime wind as the woman smiled. "I won't kill you for being thrilled, Yul."

Yuri tangled her into another hug. "You'll make a kickass composer!"

"Your colleagues will need it. Rid LTE of the suck," Taeyeon muttered.

"Tae, you sound like normal!" the guitarist whipped an arm around the blonde's neck, smelling of ritzy perfume. From Tiffany, probably. "No more crash diets, sleepless nights, wacky stage costumes--" Realization dipped into her list. "No more Lim Dong-gun!"

Their ex-leader lifted her eyebrows. "Right?"

"Yeaaaah, about him," Sunny leaned onto the trunk of her Audi, lips kinked skyward. "Andy Lim has a scandal or two to of his own to litigate."

Yuri gawked. "Spill!"

"Dong-gun's mani’d hands wandered into the wrong group. Dirty Laundry."

Incensed, Taeyeon's blood boiled. "Fuckin' hell."

"He made a pass at Hyuna. Colossal faux pas for him, considering Minah's tendency to--"

"Run her big mouth?"

"Periodic auditors made their rounds and Minah sang like a sexy canary. Andy Lim's son's hiatus will become permanent if this goes unresolved. And the whole company knows, so..." She shrugged, gleaming a heinous grin.

"No shit?!" Yuri squawked, dancing in place. She grabbed Taeyeon to join, knocking the girl out of her stunned condition. Stupendous news. Fucking terrific.

"Bang-me Minah's useful, kids." Sunny scratched her chin. "I'd copulate a thanks to her if I wasn't...uh. Involved."

Their dance stopped. "Did you--"

Annoyed hands flapped violently. "Okay, okay, shut up!"

"Our resident player's committedddd," Yuri squealed in monogamous bliss. "Three for three whipped by Lucky Six."

"I said, shut up! Bitch."

Skandl’s resignation tensed Taeyeon's muscles. Too green, too soon to reflect Yuri's excitement level.

She unzipped the Lisa Frank knapsack she inherited during the show-and-tell segment of Mrs. Jung's nostalgic anecdotes. They'd moved houses since Jessica became a trainee in Korea, so she boxed her keepsakes with excessive skill. Taeyeon valued the old school appeal. "Souvenirs, anyone?"

"And here I thought you'd forgotten your civic duty," Yuri teased.

"I didn't wrap them," she warned, hiding two items behind her back.

"Cough it up!"

"For you, Yul," Taeyeon slapped a quirky antique harmonica into Yuri's hand. Deep blue, engraved, with a hand-crafted painting of a topless mermaid creepily similar to Lucky Six's Californian.

And for Sunny...

"What the fuck!?" the recipient shouted, drowning out Yuri's cheers.

Taeyeon gripped her ribs laughing while Sunny examined a particularly large freeze-dried mouse. It'd taken her ages to scout a befitting gift--something memorable. "NYC’s full of rats, so..."

"Leave these goddamned suckers in New York!"

"Is it..." Yuri looked ill. "A real mouse..?"

"Yep!" She beamed, pleased by her gag. "Scoured an evolution shop for an unnaturally dyed one. When that didn't happen, I opted for classic laboratory white."

"Apparently, Tae loves me more," Yuri remarked, shuddering. "I don't see your car. How ya gettin' to the hotel?"

Blah. The hotel. "Cab."

"You hate that place, huh?"

"I do."

"Hm." Threading through hair as raven as Soojung's, Yuri mumbled, "I'm hunting for a roommate. If you're interested."

"Am I!?" Taeyeon threw herself at her friend, squeezing 'til the latter wheezed. Home, a real home. She and Yul could build new memories, away from empty walls and a trifling web connection.

"Whooooa," Yuri wasn't expecting that energy, evidently. Craning her neck, she strained, "S-Sunny? You in, too?"

To the discussion’s lull, Taeyeon glimpsed over. "It'd be like trainee times."

"I'm ready for a fresh start." She kicked the heel of a Doc Marten to her wheel. "My own path."

Yuri approved. "Understood."

"B-but--" Sunny stammered, spinning her stuffed rodent between delicate hands. "Tae, mind if I drive you to Yul's later? We gotta talk. Privately."

A tan, protective hand slithered into Taeyeon's. Yuri. "Your choice."

Her choice. Nice ring to it.

"Yeah. I'll go with Sunny."


Sunny supplied the best stash.

Taeyeon exhaled a white haze into Seoul's humid atmosphere. To children, fans, strangers she'd refrain from encouraging drug dependence. Though, on her own, in her previous rooftop haven, responsibility could fuck off. She fulfilled her adult demands in Lim's office. Kim Taeyeon, former idol group leader, praised the weed gods for placating her biology.

She ran tender knuckles over the concrete wall's crevices, smiling. Here, she kissed Jessica. Jessica kissed her back. Desperately so. Molded into this craggy texture, stoking a series of busty lusty dreams.

The setting also marked her first 'alpha chat' with Tiffany. Like a total knob, she disclosed her painfully single status. Idealists may claim that without the Hwang woman's interference, Taeyeon and Jessica wouldn't have become an item.

Bullshit. Somewhere, somehow, her and Jessica's lives were destined to tangle.

Destiny. Her own brand of idealism.

"You miss this?" Sunny's voice echoed as she wedged a doorstopper into the exit.

"Mmhm." Taeyeon slid to the floor, patting empty space. "What's up?"

Bypassing a side-to-side arrangement, Sunny parked directly in front of her. Legs pretzeled beneath a messenger bag. "Had to collect something...Mary Jane to your tastes?"

"Hell yeah."

"Skandl's gone, Tae," she murmured. Blunt nails scratched onto canvas. "Making peace with Yul's simple. She's innately forgiving." A gulp. "You, me--it'll take time and hella bargaining to excuse the nicks in our friendship. I loved that fuckin' group. We were beasts."

Shit. Taeyeon sucked a long pull, wrapping her silence in fog.

"Will you mourn Skandl?"

"Yes. I'll miss our concerts, privileges, locales, living room practice sessions. Many things."

"Is this worth it? Was your video worth it?"

"I shouldn't..." she started. Then, traded paths. "Composer, huh? You excel at maximizing your free time."

"Chronically brewing hard lemonade out of an avalanche of lemons. It's what I do."

"Damn impressive."

Sunny seized the stick of pot, deftly puffing. Taeyeon's mind drifted to Jessica's smoking fail when the other woman muttered, "Are you out of the music business forever?"


Her curved lips hinted at a smile. "My new position grants flexibility. I'll continue to coach trainees, feature in albums, host shows, write lyrics that won't be passed like a joint between Lucky Six members. And you."

Taeyeon's head itched. Just a tad. "Because your songs can't be equated."

"Jessica broke her first promise to me--about 'love:murder'. The second..."

"Sunny, please."

"New York go well?" She rolled her eyes. "Have a lovey dovey honeymoon?"

Jung Taeyeon. Christ. "I met her parents."

Authentic interest pricked on Sunny's feelers. Partially bewildered, sidetracked from her next sarcastic comment. "Officially? As in--"

"As a girlfriend. Bonded with her little sister, too."

"Wow. Damn."

"Crazy enough, I love them already. They treat me like a part of..." Tone abruptly remorseful, Taeyeon's fingers sought out a thin wrist. "Not that you and Yul--"

"Nah, I get it." Sunny bobbed breeze-swept bangs. Eyes intense, compassionate. "You've gained the nagging, snooping, uncalled-for-advice-shilling individuals that drive me to drink every holiday."

Taeyeon nodded, blushing at her shoes. "Precisely."

"Jessica gave you a second chance. For a family."

"I feel included."

"Your girlfriend made another promise to me."

The blonde inched forward, touching their knees. "What?"

"To never to break your heart. She's not Bae Soojin. I see that now." A wind of sadness dimmed her lowered gaze. "I dunno which bothered me more--failure or Jessica proving herself worthwhile."

"I'm sorry."

"From this day on, be wise with your words, Tae. They're powerful."

"I will."

"Onto the subject of words..." Sunny shoved her messenger bag into the space between their legs. How she surrendered the bulk's thick strap--digits pink and pressured--emphasized significance of the night. "It's impossible to compete with Yul's bitchin’ penthouse, but this is the best I can offer."

"Better than a rat?"

"See for yourself."

Taeyeon knew what it'd be. Though, the very vision of Sunny's holy binder of hodgepodged lyrics spurted tears from brimming ducts. "Nope. I won't tolerate this."

Sunny sniffed, voice rickety. "It's eighty percent; I'm keeping my faves. Everything in there is solid."


"Most of this music was for Skandl. Storing it in my room burdens me. This--" She flipped to a crumpled bar napkin. "This. This. This." Bond paper, sketchbook sheets, a flattened coffee filter. "A little rough around the edges--like me."

Taeyeon followed a friend’s lead, leafing through three years of ambition, aspirations, passion. "You're a fucking goldmine."

"Tiffany or Jessica--whoever--has 'love:murder'. That's rightfully yours. Actually," Sunny bared, "I preferred your rendition on the ukulele. Uniquely Kim Taeyeon."

"These are priceless. How can I repay you?"

"By using 'em. They were written with your voice in mind, so..." An abrupt hug stuffed the confession into Taeyeon's shirt. Swiping papers, bags, a fizzled joint out the way, they wept. Tears of regret, relief, hope, whatever.

"Thank y-you," Taeyeon hiccuped, "thank you for loving me."

Sunny froze for a millisecond, sighing. "Welcome."


Full, firm lips pressed onto her ear. A kiss. A final kiss. "Best friends."


"Okay, shit." The composer severed their hug, feigning a shudder. "Please explain the witchcraft Jessica's been casting on you. You're a Yul-tier uber-mush."

By Sunny's hand, she lifted from the floor. "After you fork out details on this 'relationship' with Yoona. Lee Sunkyu doesn't get involved."

"She does now."

"Shall I call the doctor?"

"God, no doctor talk. Yoona concocts new medical refs every time she goes down on me. Fuckin' weird."

"That's what I thought about Jessica." Taeyeon swung the mass of canvas over her shoulder, drinking in her friends' blush. “Whip me up a drink, Pinky. And can I not wear it this time?"

"Watch that smart mouth, honeybadger."

Sunny. Brilliant, assertive, bold--Lim Theatrics esteemed her genius, hopefully providing the most nurturing environment possible. Tailing Skandl's "sex kitten" down a winding staircase, Taeyeon took steps to forgiving herself.

Sunny was too valuable to chase Taeyeon any longer.

Loftier goals, personalized objectives. She could learn a lot from Miss Lee. And as they toasted "new beginnings" amidst frothy Kahlúa cocktails, smiling like cavalier Group B refugees, life's silver lining out-glowed its cloud.


Kim Taeyeon didn't view 'family' in the classical sense.

For years, family was her bandmates.

Kwon Yuri, the beauty with a knack for slaying chords, gay-converting female fans of all ages, and shelving her heart above her head. Aloofly sublime in performances; subsequently sensitive anywhere else. She and Taeyeon clicked in their first meeting. Figuratively and literally--for, Yuri didn’t hesitate to latch her skinshippy arms around the leader's waist.

Lee Sunkyu, music maestro who could out-foulmouth the toughest dude in a vocal equivalent of gumdrops. Sarcastic, sexual, diligent Sunny who mirrored Taeyeon's love of winning. Not the optimal woman to blubber one's problems; but she'd foster sound solutions and alcohol. Hopscotching the lines into incestuous, Taeyeon truly respected their chemistry.

And Narsha. The sole manager she'd depend on until her dying breath. Her protector. The first adult to celebrate Taeyeon’s sexuality, cradling the LTE artist's bruised ego. Love surpassing managerial guidelines.

Preceding the ill-fated sojourn on Elite territory, Taeyeon didn't fit the predictable, studious breed of daughter. Frequently, her parents, suspicious by hours of silence from her room, would walk into her rocking out in her faux leather jacket, lost in a superior world via headphones.

Reports, dazzling grades, father's projected math major dreams--all negligible. They attempted to compromise: paid talent show entry for every specialty school application. Needless to say, that experiment failed.

The Kims weren't the worst parents, Taeyeon conceded. Regardless, they were chasms away from the best. For a young lesbian entertainer, specifically.

Heritage shouldn't dictate family. Hence, she curated her own.

And it was growing.


"What have we here? A stallion and a bear?" Yoona demanded in a (bad) English timbre, cleating her frame in Lucky Six's front door.

The guests reacted in character--second-hand embarrassed grumbles from Taeyeon; Yuri's generous laugh--and gained no entry. Although, that became an afterthought to the drastically brighter hair beneath the girl's snapback.

"Snap! You and Yoongs are practically twins," Yuri observed, swatting the similar cap on her roommate's head.

Taeyeon pouted. "Don't insult me."

"Sunny and I got the hookup!" Yoona twirled her long braid. "Two for one special from sexybitch Jihyun."

Great. They had the same stylist. Taeyeon pointed to her dome, managing a grin. "Psychedelic Wheat."

The other blonde mimicked her gesture. "Golden Goat. Why the hell did you get the cooler-sounding color!?"

Yuri whipped a bottle of champagne from a paper carrier. "We come bearing gifts."

Weeks homemaking alongside the cheeky guitarist redeemed her return to Korea. In that lone hotel room, emotions stark naked to only herself, every dilemma budded steep, insurmountable limbs. Nowadays, running on post-vacation fumes and Yuri's over-the-top need to accommodate, Taeyeon developed a constructive rhythm. Jessica, friends, housekeeping, a gossip-lite regimen...and, recently, music. Her favorite pastime.

In a living room bigger than the dorm's, she and Yuri rekindled their love of strumming nonsense, trying out sounds. Sunny or Narsha visited sometimes, competing to out-professional each other with advice. It was entertaining.

Jessica summoned Taeyeon from her domestic hideout. A pre-World Tour hangout during Lucky Six's rare downtime.

"Aaand, what's that?" Yoona ducked her nose to the package at Taeyeon's feet. "It's huge."

Overgiddy Yul spoke up. "Your souvenir from the States."


"Well, the six of you."

Not listening, Yoona scooped the unmarked box in her arms, kneeing the door wider. "Cry, bitches! Moody bear bought me somethin'!"

"Don't call me that," Taeyeon whined.

One long swipe and distinct slam later, the kitchen counter portioned space for the present. A pack of idol wolves approached instantly. From that pack, Jessica detoured, sliding her chin onto Taeyeon's shoulder. "For Yoongie, huh?"

"It's for all you Elitists."

"Cake?" Hyoyeon sniffed over the cardboard, a little too animal-like.

Tiffany swung a used spatula. "Hello? I just frosted a cake!"

"But, I want one I can actually eat."

"Stop crowding me!" Yoona flailed stringy fingers, purposefully dotting Seohyun in the eye. A jerk move; though, Taeyeon snickered while Jessica consoled the youngest.

Sooyoung screamed loudest. "LEGOS!"

"Frackin’ hell. There's so many!" Hyoyeon scooped a bag of trans-medium blue bricks. "Did you rob some rich kids?"

Taeyeon smirked. "Got 'em at the Lego store. The loose selection's kinda insane; grabbed at many as I could."

"I was her monkey assistant," Jessica mentioned, digging into the refrigerator. "So, it's from me, too!"

Seohyun swiftly snagged one particular baggie. "Hide these clear pieces from Yoong or we'll be stepping on them for days."

"Juhyunnie, I'm not an imbecile!"

She avoided the women already pelting each other, bowing sweetly to Taeyeon. Eye slightly red from where Yoona smacked her. "Thanks for the lovely gift."

The blonde shrugged. "No prob."

Jessica reattached to her girlfriend's hip, pressing a cold bottle Taeyeon’s cheek. Cackling at her assumed response (shivering and a curse), she mumbled, "Wanna share?"

She recognized her cider of choice. "Sure."

"Sunny's here," Jessica said, unfastening its lid.

"Oh yeah?"

"She's in Yoongie and Juhyun's room, playing tech girl to their faulty Wii."

"Jeez." She tasted the cold sweetness after Jessica. "Sunny's pulling out all the stops for your buddy. When Yul or I broke anything in the dorm, she'd tell us to buy a new one. Asshole."

"We had a...civil conversation."


"The weather. Starting generic, I suppose."

"Progress." By the hips, Taeyeon veered the honey brunette against her, bent onto the counter's edge. Kissing openly permitted comfort. Isolated junctures to re-attain normalcy without traveling eleven thousand kilometers.

While sneaking caresses beneath a borrowed Pat Benatar tee, she aspired to make their 'puffins' future a reality. Minus the shitty climate. That solitary, worry-free lifestyle.

Not yet, though. They were young. Unexplored avenues awaited, packed with joys and challenges alike. Jessica touted a blossoming career.

Taeyeon, too, if she played her cards right.

A smattering of razor-sharp Legos stung the left half of her face, popping all whimsical thought bubbles. The assailant’s voice rose from a kitchen full of laughter. Hyoyeon, of course. "First basing in the line of fire is prohibited!"

"Holy--" the singer cried, view at least two hundred blocks littering the tile like prismatic hail. "In my culture, we fuckin' build shit with those!"

Inexplicably, Hyoyeon, Yoona, Sooyoung, and Yuri were adorned with warpaint. "Say it to my face, shortie!"

"I'll defend your honor, babe," Jessica playfully gritted, shoveling a palm of orange pieces.

"No, no! You're on our team!" the dancer shrieked, running the action into another room. Rowdy soldiers restocked on scattered ammunition before tailing the sharp shooter and her pursuer.

Not ten seconds passed until a loud crash and Hyoyeon's swearish wail sluiced into the giggles.

"Woman down!"

"Chair down!"

"Holy fff-, I'm bleeding!"

"Somebody catch Jessica!"

"Throw Miso at her!"


"Medic, Medic, damnit!"

"I'm beckoned," Seo Juhyun sighed, smearing paint under an eye.

Korea’s Goliath girl group sure was….interesting.

Taeyeon would have joined the medical team if she sooner realized the leftover person. Kicking bricks in her slow advance, Tiffany straightened her throat. "So."


The taller woman unzipped a bag of purple connectors. "Are these for me, too?"

"Only the ones that'll choke you, Mrs. Ace."

"I'm not seven or younger, Sataeng."

"Ha." Taeyeon hummed at the moniker, fishing a stray cube from her hair. "Who taught you that? Yul?"


Sensitive to this obvious friction, Yuri employed military-type rigor into keeping them separated. Enforced 'boo time' ranged roughly 2 to 5pm and midnight to morning on designated dates. Taeyeon disappeared into her bedroom (with Jessica, if fortunate), the patio, anywhere that didn't expose her to unsightly spit-swapping.

Yuri testified on every religious text to uphold a trial at sexual abstinence. However, they were heathens. And the "faster, faster"s reverberating from her master bedroom obliged no explanation. "Heard you two the other night."

"You stole my roomie title. Wear ear plugs; I don't know."

"Must I thank you for the..." 'I love you, Moody jerk' text.

"We love Yul. We love Jessica."

"I've loved them longer."

"My point is," Tiffany pressed, visibly at her wit's end, "we'll survive...existing near each other for them. Agreed?"

Taeyeon regarded the offered hand. To think their main link happened to be mindfuck ex-leader Bae Soojin. On a divergent, non-manipulative road in their history, this could have produced a strong friendship. As consolation, she'd consent to a handshake. "Agreed."

Sunny stumbled into the kitchen, eyes shooting to the exchange. "See? Only minutes alone and you're holding hands."

Taeyeon scrunched her nose. "Ya done fixing your girlfriend's electronics?"

"I see what you're doing and you're an asshole." She nodded to the screamish living room. "Your souvenir erected infernal chaos."

"What should I do about it?"

"Calm 'em, enabler!"

Before the blonde yammered her 'hell no', Tiffany stepped in.

"Stand aside. I'll shut it down."


In a cyclone of domineering shouts, convincingly violent bluffs, two tugged heads of hair, and various timeouts, six pouty-lipped celebrities (and an enormous cat) were lined into a clean formation around the dining table. Taeyeon considered herself fortunate--Tiffany would've kicked her ass in the stage closet.

Smudged warpaint suited Jessica's soft face. Taeyeon scooted an extra chair next to the fallen soldier, cheesing. "Who won the final battle?"

"We did!" girls from both nebulous teams barked.

The dictator in a bunny tank raised a dark brow, quashing any impending spats.

Fany won. Clearly.

Seohyun gently tamed her long hair. "Shall we partake in a civilized activity?"

“‘Never Have I Ever?’”

Adamant groans shot Yuri's suggestion to the dirt. Sooyoung clarified. "I've endured enough depraved sexual fantasies to write my own tell-all."

"From Jessica?" Taeyeon inquired.

"Everyone. Especially Jessica."


Her flustered girlfriend relayed a pointed glare to her groupmate. Meanwhile, Taeyeon searched the table's perimeter. Her eyes met with Hyoyeon who gave her the 'A-Okay' signal. She smirked in response, three hundred times more grateful to have that one's knowledge in her arsenal.

"How 'bout a card game?" Yuri slapped her trusty pack to the wooden surface. "In Skandl, we..." She paled, absorbing uncomfortable silence.

Tiffany rubbed the woman's neck. "I think it's a brilliant idea."

Taeyeon chimed in. "Yeah. Me, too."

"Me, three," Sunny concurred, bringing two six packs from the kitchen. "Cards and booze. A Skandl tradition."

"Tradition can be revamped," Sooyoung contributed. "Like, a rite of passage for us. All nine. Different journeys amongst us, connected by our...I don't know. Fidelity?"

Seohyun knuckled her neighbor in the arm. "Operative term is love, Sooyoungie."


"I don't love everyone currently in this apartment," Tiffany stated plainly. "Thus, I'll drink until I do. Help me, Lee."

Sunny divvied out the bottles, teasingly sliding a beer to Yoona last. "For you, my deviant nurse."

The Golden Goat-haired idol accepted, cooing, "Thank you, ho."

Even Star Bandit's greatest hits playing on a dock seemed to stop with a record scratch.

The skin around Tiffany's collar burned lava red. "Yoong. What. The. Fuck?"

Yoona's eyes rounded. "Uh?"

"You do not fucking call her a ho! It’s disgusting."

"That's Sunny's pet name!"

"No! Absolutely not!" Seohyun's finger flagged disapproval. "Choose something less…shame-y."

Hyoyeon wheezed laughter from her chair, almost squishing Miso as she buckled forward. "Sunny, do you like this name?"

Sunny sipped her drink. "Frankly, I don't ca--"

"Your opinion is dispensable," Tiffany interjected, clapping twice. "Voting time! For Soo, Jess, Juhyunnie, Hyo, me, and the unemployed ones."

Yuri bristled. "Shit, babe. Low blow."

"Darling, it's true."

"Might as well name our crew," she groused. "Suggestions?"

Freshly recuperated, Hyoyeon declared, "Seoul's Lesbian United Team. Aka SLUT."

"You are not helping!" Seohyun waved her full bottle. "Furthermore, it doesn't represent all the sexualities here."

Sooyoung laid slender fingers on the youngest's shoulder. "Face it. We're outnumbered."

"Even Miso," Yoona added, "I hear she likes pussy."

"SLUT feels empowering," Sunny admitted, high-fiving Hyoyeon.

Yuri shrugged. "It's growing on me."

"Focus, goldfishes!" Tiffany snapped, ready to duke out the varnished claws. "Vote on Yoona's tacky pet name!"

"SLUT votes on the ho," Jessica mumbled into Taeyeon's hair. They chuckled amongst themselves until the dictator's pupils flashed murder.

"Hands raised to nix the name; otherwise, you're messy as hell."

In close competition, Tiffany, Yuri, Seohyun, and Jessica beat Sooyoung, Taeyeon, and Hyoyeon. The losers lounged in their seats apathetically.

"Tae!" Jessica gasped, lightly elbowing her lady in the ribs. "Ho?! Really?"

Yoona pumped a fist. "Huzzah! That's our blonde affinity speaking, Moody bear! I'm feeling dumber already!"

"Too bad. You lost." Tiffany wrung dismissive fingers through wavy bangs. "Happy renaming."

"Bitches stay judging, god." The teal musician shuffled the deck, that is, after pecking consolation to Yoona's cheek. "Texas Hold'em's the game. Don't know the rules? Google's your friend."

Yoona kissed Sunny back, an idea glowing in her eyes. "Strip poker?"

"Er, no." Jessica shivered. A chorus of hums churned in agreement. "I think that'd get complicated."

Seohyun cackled wickedly. "Aww, don't destroy Yoongie's hopes, Sica."

"Stakes?" Sooyoung had her game face on. "I don't play for fun. We gotta quantify my impending victory."

Yoona flipped her jean pockets inside out. "I'm broke."

"Uh huh." Taeyeon pointed to a bedroom. "Bet your Wii."

Sunny slapped the troll, evading lazy retaliation. "Over my cold, dead body. Any chips?"

"I wager..." Hyoyeon plopped Miso next to her beer. "Our cat. Six to three chance of keeping her."

Tiffany shooed the betrayed animal with a napkin, sucking her teeth. "Off the table. Unsanitary."


"Girls," Jessica danced fingers to their color coded floorboard. "We're surrounded by chips. Use the Legos."

"Ayyyy, nice thinkin'!" Sooyoung squealed, joining two others transferring clattering bricks onto the table's center.

"Fuckin' toys," Tiffany leaned to Taeyeon. "Congrats on purchasing something that'll annoy me for years. You topped Jess’ screechy monstrosity."

Pleased by the unintentional victory, she tightened her fingers into Jessica's. She couldn't recall when they vined together, but she loved this automatic intimacy. "What are you thinking?" she asked, fascinated by a small, mysterious glint in dark brown eyes.

She breathed wistful words. "Right here, right now...our friends under one roof. Lively, relaxed. More than perfect."

"Mm. Nice feeling."

"Are you still lonely, Tae?"

The singer stuttered into a reply, memories flooding her mind space. 'Love Cut Open' comeback, Lucky Six's announcement, the person-shaped wall of vulpine eyes, cashmere skin, shiny pink lips. "Not since I met you, Coma."

Jessica winked. "Good."

Yes, good. Taeyeon felt good.

Once, she wondered if her mild jealousy of the World Tour would evolve into anything unhealthy.

Huddled behind hand after mediocre poker hand, blowing a humiliated third of her pot to Seohyun of all people, vestiges of her envy evaporated through laughs, filthy puns, hard cider through the nose at the 'Is Donovan Zhou at work or in jail?' debate. She related to Kim Hyoyeon's derisive humor, adored Choi Sooyoung's clever rebuttals, digged Im Yoona's outlandishness, applauded Seo Juhyun's model poker face, enjoyed Tiffany Hwang's verbal reaction to a 20-game losing streak.

Plus, no Bae Soojin. That nightmarish ship passed. Replaced by Jessica Jung, whose gummy smile tempted her to commission a robot ring and make Jung Taeyeon a reality.

Lucky’s leader occasionally introduced the concept of "having it all". Every instance ended in more questions than answers.

While Taeyeon scraped scarlet and gold nails to wood, embracing a bluff-driven hill of Lego winnings, she settled on a resolution: Individually, their goals were staggering. But, together, they sealed a fighting chance. She and Jessica completed each other.

Felt better than any hollow victory.


Interior organs--lungs, stomach, an overactive heart, intestines-- wouldn't slow their pounding.

Bunched upon an off white Chesterfield, knees to chin flesh and midtops denting linen cushions, Kim Taeyeon commenced her breathing exercises. In- and exhale, expand and contract. Out with the nervousness, in goes confidence. The legitimate variety--not false bravado to dupe cameras and herself.

A year ago, around this time, she'd been suspended over a televised stage, serenading Rumors in German. And now, she was...

Taeyeon's limber fingers unlocked her vibrating phone. Jessica's inclination to overuse heart emojis charmed the upturned corners of her lips.

C♡ma: In Toyko! :))) I'm so cold. brrrrrr

Tokyo, Japan. Second stop in Lucky Six's "Rotate the World" Tour. God, that title still made no sense to her.

M00dy bear: don't get sick. yoongie never covers her gross mouth when she sneezes.
M00dy bear: :* ♥
C♡ma: Lol :*** You're wearing your hoodie, right?

M00dy bear: affirmative.

Unconsciously, she fluttered a magenta ear of Jessica's anniversary gift. As if her girlfriend could see.

Winter gave Taeyeon opportunity to deck herself out in tokens of endearment: Jessica's Taebear hoodie, Narsha's thick alpaca scarf, Sunny's striped knee-high socks, and a pink studded beanie swiped from Yuri's closet. Roy Lichtenstein-print headphones dressed her neck--gifted by the younger Jung. She signed for the surprise on Christmas Eve, its sender only evidenced by a plain tag attached, reading "Don't thank me. xoxo, Soojung."

Interestingly, a few of Skandl's fan clubs continued to pack the underside of their Christmas tree with pricey goodies. It swayed her more than her parents' invitation to holiday dinner. She politely declined, instead eating her weight in pie at the Kwon family household.

She'd moved on.

It spurred a revival of her Picpockette. Dedicated Rumors merited a glance into Taeyeon's future in music. Their social media support changed her mind--through yellow ukulele profile pictures. Some idols caught onto the solidarity trend, including Loco, Dirty Laundry, P.A.G.A.N., Rexikon and Chaeraptor of Chickasaurus, as well as the few Lucky Six members on Picpockette. Jessica's identical post scared Taeyeon shitless; thankfully, the backlash wasn't significant.

A revamped fanbase intrigued her. She'd wade through waves of homophobic garbage to read (and occasionally answer) their generous comments. Perhaps that small town gay student wouldn't marry her pastor's son. Taeyeon wondered about her often, wishing the teenager endless happiness and a harem of nice girls to date.

"Take your shoes off the couch."

She scrambled upright, bowing greetings to the Versace-clad woman and some scruffy geeks filtering into the recording room. The chubbiest smiled broadly before rolling a chair to the soundboard.

These hipsters brought New York to mind. Narsha, who crossed toned legs at her side, glided expert fingers over her tablet. Permanent manager to Kim Taeyeon, the soloist.

"Despite these guys' appearance," Narsha mumbled closely, tickling her client's nostrils with Chanel, "their portfolio's cutting edge. It'll complement your sound."

Taeyeon nodded. "I trust you."

"All ready?"

She'd memorized nine of Sunny's songs down the the punctuation. "I sing in my sleep at this point."

"Wonderful." The women handed a paper cup of something fragrant. "Tea. Drink."

Blowing faint steam, Taeyeon replied to the five-message-long speech sent to her Chatty Bang Bang. Jessica was fangirling again. Cute.

M00dy bear: thanks.
C♡ma: I'm so damn excited. Do your best!!!

M00dy bear: I intend to
C♡ma: Whatever.
C♡ma: Dream big, babe. ;)
M00dy bear: ha okay. love you
C♡ma: Love you more~
M00dy bear: doubt it

"You're up, Miss Kim."

"Ah, alright." Taeyeon stayed put for Narsha to cup her knee in assurance. Then, she carried her tea, lyric sheets, and the heft of productive anticipation into the booth.

The red 'recording' light held her stare while a sophisticated instrumental kissed both ears. A Kwon creation. It relieved everyone to see the chick make use of her abilities behind the scenes. Abilities appreciated by their tiny, independent label.

Lyrics, music, voice, proper management. A consummate team.

Balance restored.

Did she want a scandal? Not anymore.


[A/N #1: Not safe if you didnt readddd~]--

Did that ‘End’ part surprise you? Hope it’s a good surprise!

Yep, this the final chapter of my widdle story called ‘Skandl!’. Even while I type this, my sleep-deprived brain’s all….DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?? WHAT’D I FORGET? WHOSE LAPTOP IS THIS?!! MEDIC!!! DDDD:

Gotta say, I’ve been more than pleased by y’alls response to my story. I hope to keep on putting stuff out there as long as Jessica and Soshi are well-loved. OT9 trash doesn’t simply die, my friends. And despite recent news and anything in the future--chin up, y’all. Girls’ Generation is as human as us…..


…..or, they’re goddesses. Moving on.

Can I give a shout out to #TaengSic shippers? Finding expensive gifs of those two that’s not from the Dark Ages is….*does wacky hand gesture to distract* Doesn’t matter, tho. Cus dis ship is spectacular. <3333

Random tidbit: This fic was supposed to be about 24 chapters, I believe. And down the line, I added more to flesh things out because writing’s magical that way. 27 is a good number: 2+7= 9 ^^

Ugh, I miss these characters already...

RAWRRR THANK YOUUUUUUU FOR READING. I cherish every frickin’ word y’all post on my page. EVERYTHING. So, if you haven’t said ‘hi’ yet….pwease drop a line in the comments? I don’t need my big ol’ head boosted up--I just like hearing from you. :3333

I think that’s it?

Oh yeah. Jung Soojung is hot. That is all.



[A/N #2: Click this as often as possible.]--

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sataengsminionsataengsminion on August 7th, 2015 04:07 am (UTC)

Edit numero one: I need sleep and although I read this just now I can't come up with a decent comment. “ψ(`∇´)ψψ


Edited at 2015-08-07 04:54 am (UTC)
checkinyourbra: taeyeon02checkinyourbra on September 4th, 2015 05:22 am (UTC)



Edited at 2015-11-02 09:43 pm (UTC)
xsunray: Taeyeonxsunray on August 7th, 2015 04:24 am (UTC)
checkinyourbracheckinyourbra on September 4th, 2015 05:20 am (UTC)

I la- la- la- love you: pic#125181107regreted on August 7th, 2015 04:29 am (UTC)
checkinyourbra: hyoyeoncheckinyourbra on September 4th, 2015 05:21 am (UTC)
yuukistar22yuukistar22 on August 7th, 2015 04:31 am (UTC)
checkinyourbra: jessica05checkinyourbra on September 4th, 2015 05:22 am (UTC)

As you saw from my comment on your snippets (YOU BETTER BE WRITING), I'm getting over my post-story blues. I shall get to your delicious comments. Don't you worry. ;DDD
(no subject) - yuukistar22 on November 8th, 2015 06:00 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - checkinyourbra on December 23rd, 2015 03:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
하류cateyes330 on August 7th, 2015 04:58 am (UTC)
Mineeeeeee! Damn it, I actually tried this time!!! ◡ ヽ(`Д´)ノ ┻━┻

Why is it so hard? ( ̄(工) ̄)


So here's my late message as usual. lol But I have a valid excuse! This is my first week of work training ever! Like life is getting real now hahaha I mean I've had part time jobs during college, but I don't want to count those. They weren't real jobs because I didn't apply for them, they were handed to me, and I didn't do much all 4 years... (life of a student worker when your school employed you). But I finally started work now! lol still feels like a child though... I still can't feed myself. XD Hahaha

Anyway, WOW it's finally over! T__T I'm gonna miss it for sure! It really ended nicely. Nothing beats a happy ending for soshi to be honest. Everyone is happy and friendly with each other yay! LOL Even and Sunny and Yoona are in a relationship! Jessica's parents are so freaking cool! hahahaha I'm glad they like Taebear hehehe I'm also glad that Taeyeon continued with her singing career after all the drama. =) It makes me happy that she didn't give up on her life's work. Another awesome thing is that Taengsic's relationship stayed strong after all of that drama and their busy schedule. So thank you again for treating your readers so well these past few months. I was a pleasure reading this. I couldn't have asked for more. <3 Love you, Bra!!!!!!

AND YES! OT9 trash can't die!! :D WOW that gif is so expensive, the most expensive OTP in Kpop! lol Yup, Jung Sooyeon is hot, no humans can deny that fact. hahaha Like really, my mind won't let my eyes stop staring at her boobs in that gif... it's kinda problematic for me...>.>

Hahaha yea I can read hangul, I studied it in the past for fun. That's how I survived living in Seoul for a while. lol So I kinda learned that you don't actually need to know what you're ordering in restaurants as long as you can read the menu and tell people what you want. That will get you through the day just fine. :D

Yea, I spazzed so hard after reading that scene too! It really cracked me up though because all Sungji is ready for is a kiss... lol Sumin is like WTF is wrong with this girl? lol This manhwa is going to for sure drag on to chapter 50-60 something with this pace. I can't wait for FF to come back. It's not drama, it's lighthearted and I really like that. hehehe

P.s Did you enjoy Kcon? hahaha I'm sure you did :3

Edited at 2015-08-14 04:28 am (UTC)
checkinyourbra: taeyeon04checkinyourbra on September 17th, 2015 10:01 pm (UTC)
Youuuursssss. I celebrate your *counts* 5th place spot. That at least gets a Certificate of Participation. ;D

My responses are even later, bb. I apologize to you and anybody else. Skandl!'s end involved a mix of relief, sleep deprivation, and end-of-fic blues. I miss these characters, but it's time to set sail and move on~

OMG REAL WORLD WORKING. :OOO And I feel you about "getting the job on your own". I find those some of the most satisfying accomplishments career-wise. Not that having connections isn't flippin' awesome, either. GET PAID, BB. And trust me, I still feel like a child sometimes, too. Idk if that ever goes away..

I'M A SUCKER FOR HAPPY ENDINGS. Though, I loved following the rage re: Jinnie, Tiffany, Dong-gun, etc. They gave me life. hahahah

Hopefully, everyone slowly falling into good graces wasn't too left field. I think it felt natural enough. Spending time together certainly helps. And Taeyeon's cool parents laaaaaahhhvvvvv their daughter's girlfriend (so jelly lol). One of many things Taeyeon needed.

"Another awesome thing is that Taengsic's relationship stayed strong after all of that drama and their busy schedule."--TaengSic's usually synonymous with Angst. I let y'all off the hook and gave them a strong connection. Not every couple needs to break up to keep the action going, ya know?


Hahahaha OT9 trash types everywhere. Makes me wonder how common that thought process is among SONEs and Jessbians/Maomaos or if I attract readers thirsty for their happy times. Haaaa YUS I used an expensive gif! Wonderful. <.< There's nothing problematic about staring at Jessica Jung's boobs...I guess if she's in front of you, it is.

Ohhhh right you lived in Seoul. Baaahhhh I'd like to take a length stay there. I'll remember the menu thing. As long as I can eat, I'm good! ;D

Hahahahaha omgggg WDTFS. We must catch up on that manhwa one day. It's in drama mode rn. ;((( I miss the Sungji/Sumin fluff already. I SHIP IT HARD. FF's making progress, too! Woohoooo~

Thank youuuuuuuuu for reading, bb. ;____; ❀❀❀

PS: YES. East Coast KCON has a lot of room to improve, but I had a great day and seeing our girls is NEVER an awful experience. Anddd Jessica and Sooyoung in NY for fashion week. I'm so spoiled. ;)
wiildestdreamswiildestdreams on August 7th, 2015 05:59 am (UTC)

& i'll edit this & read this 9 times probably after kcon hell yeah
checkinyourbra: krystal01checkinyourbra on September 4th, 2015 05:24 am (UTC)

astro24astro24 on August 7th, 2015 06:22 am (UTC)
I can't believe it's over. T_T *crying beautiful tears* I'll be back!!! I have to collect myself. Hahahahaha


First of all, congrats author for completing this wonderful story! ^^ I have a lot to say and I don't know where to start... hahahaha

Well, I'll start with Soojung then, since she's such a cutie. hahahaha Yey for more Soojung-Taeyeon interaction~ I feel like Soojung likes Taeyeon a lot. They get along pretty well. "Soojung's words were the last she heard. "Mom, can we keep her!?" "--- I like this part! I think it's pretty cute. XD Who doesn't want to keep Taeyeon anyway. hahahaha

The meet the parents was adorable. Mr Jung was like a typical dad, for me. XD I think Taeyeon felt all the love and stuff the Jungs showed her, well she deserves to be loved by a loving family~ lol I don't know what I'm saying, I'm kinda sick but oh well. hahaha I can imagine that Taeyeon has that sparkle in her eyes during the meet up. And mama Jung is so so so motherly (?) *I can't think of a proper word for this, but you get, right?? :O* I want to be hugged by mama Jung too. :(( or maybe I just missed my mom hahaha we'll see each other pretty soon though. XD There's a part of me that feels like something off will happen during the meet up but thank the heavens there's none. I don't know why's that. XD

It really breaks my heart every time Jessica and Taeyeon part ways (even though it's not for too long). :( hahahaha Okay, moving on.... hahahaha

I got nervous when the girls met the CEO. I thought he would scold them or something. hahaha Why do I feel like he was holding back his tears while looking at them...? hahahaha Maybe it's just me though. hahaha And nice opportunity for Sunny! She can finally unveil all the greatness that she's been keeping. I think she deserved it. :)

Ha!!! Sunny and Taeyeon finally made up! T_T But I had a feeling they're going to make up soon, but it felt so magical~ I almost cried. LOL But really, it felt nice that they're friends again. ^^ Taeyeon's flashback about what happened at the rooftop really got into me. I was reimagining the scenes slowly and all the feels were brought back... *O* And that part where Sunny gave her songs to Tae... :((( I was like... aaaaaawwwwww T_T I think this shows how great of a friend Sunny is. *slow clap* " "By using 'em. They were written with your voice in mind, so..." "--- I like this part. I really really like it. T_T

*OH MY GOD WHAT HAPPENED LOL I clicked something then my comment was posted lol totally scared me hahaha I shall continue my comment.."

Edited at 2015-08-07 07:38 am (UTC)
astro24astro24 on August 7th, 2015 07:39 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHA My comment was too long. I exceeded the maximum number of characters. hahahaha So I have to split it.. Here's the continuation... hahahaha

The mini gathering at the Lucky Six's dorm... What a fun thing(?), event (?). What happened to my vocabulary. hahahaha I really suck at this hahaha It's nice to see everyone enjoying, having fun, worrying about nothing. *O* And Yoona~ She never fails to make me smile/laugh. Why are you so adorable???? T_T I think she fits pretty well with Sunny, I think Sunny needs someone as crazy as Yoona by her side. hahaha XD I don't really ship them but in this story, I think they're cute. XD I can imagine how messy their dorm will be with all the legos around. hahaha AND!!! Thank you universe, Tiffany and Taeyeon finally made up too!! :(((( I though Tae won't accept the handshake. hahaha because moody bear.... T_T hahahaha Good thing she did. ^^ Though I feel like there's a part of Tae that doesn't want to make up or something but screw that, she deserves a happy life~

Those exchange of messages between coma and moody bear is one of the things that I really look forward to when reading your story. Even if it's not that long, I really enjoy reading them. I think it shows a different side of their relationship...? or something.. I really don't know. I just love reading these messages. It warms up my heart. hahaha and it's kinda cute. XD

"Unconsciously, she fluttered a magenta ear of Jessica's anniversary gift. As if her girlfriend could see."--- Tae!!! Why so cute?? Why so adorable?? Kill meeeee~ hahahahaha I'm imagining her wearing that cute hoodie. Can I keep this little creature???? T_T Ha, just imagining her makes me smile. XD

"She'd moved on."--- FINALLY. I thought this day would never come. hahahaha Good for her~ This made me happy. hahaha

T_T Narsha's back~ I wanna cry....... *crying beautiful tears again* I really missed Narsha. Her presence makes me calm...? secured..? Like everything's going to be fine as long as she's there. XD And yey for Tae's new beginning~ I think she will do well. ^^ And I totally got goosebumps when she's about to go inside the recording booth, I don't know where it came from. T_T hahahahaha

"Lyrics, music, voice, proper management. A consummate team.

Balance restored.

Did she want a scandal? Not anymore."--- Wow, I think it ended pretty well. I like how you did this. *crying more beautiful tears* It's like...... I don't know.. I don't know how to express it. It's just so beautiful. For me, it gave me a proper closure. hahahaha But I will still miss Skndl! Maybe forever.. I'll just have to reread it then. XD I think I said too much "I don't know"s in this comment. I feel like my words are all used up and I'm left with "I don't know" hahahahaha What am I saying. It's all nonsense. Please excuse my nonsense words. hahaha XD

I have a question.... Is Yuri still working with Tae? Like they're in the same company or something...? I'm not quite sure I got that right while reading since I got so emotional. hahahaha

Thank you again author for sharing another beautiful story with us~ I hope we'll still be hearing a lot from you~ Always looking forward to your new stories. ^^ Have a great day ahead~ I hope you're smiling uncontrollably with all the good responses~ hahahaha

p.s.: I think this is my longest comment ever. In my entire life. LOL I don't think it's necessary to say it but I already typed it, it's such a shame to delete these words..... hahahaha
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the_bluebeariesthe_bluebearies on August 7th, 2015 10:55 am (UTC)
"I'd catapult a baby if our justice system wasn’t so harsh."

Lyrics, music, voice, proper management. A consummate team.
--> awww~ i feel so happy i don't know how to describe this feeling :)

the end. THE END? what the shit?? its the end already???? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo~

Edited at 2015-08-07 10:55 am (UTC)
checkinyourbra: taenycheckinyourbra on September 17th, 2015 10:24 pm (UTC)
Hahahahhaha OF COURSE you'd choose the 'baby catapult' part. Idek why this fits you so well. xDDD

:)))) As long as the feelings are satisfactory, I'm pleased. ♥♥

YEP. THE END. But YOU haven't heard the end of me, Bearies bb. ;DDDDD

((chooses obligatory TaeNy userpic))

Edited at 2015-09-17 10:24 pm (UTC)
tiiifffyyytiiifffyyy on August 7th, 2015 02:44 pm (UTC)

You...you... it's.... FINISHED?! ENDED?! CAPISCE?! NOOOoooo00o0oo0OOo00o What'll I do without YOU, coma, moodybear, lucky six, SKANDL, and the rest of them *lone tear drop*

On another note, I seriously wanna thank you for writing this. You are one HELL of a writer and if you won't write more taengsic (ormaybehopefullysomejeti) I don't know...

Nope, just kidding... but no seriously, I hope to see you again soon.

GREAT final chapter. I got wayyyy too emotional for my own good when you gave us that OT9 section. Just an FYI, you've just fed my greedy needy trashy heart and soul so please don't leave me hanging by a thread for too long ;) oh, talking about emotional, the ENTIRE chapter was a bloody rollercoaster ride. Right from the Jungs to the taengsic to the OT9 to OMG NARSHA and definitely getting me right in the feels with the last bit - she came fullcircle *insert teary emoji here*

Have I mentioned how much I legit LOVE you?

checkinyourbra: Seotae01checkinyourbra on September 17th, 2015 10:21 pm (UTC)

For real, it still hurts a bit. I've been getting to know these characters for a while. Started posting on New Year's....golly, this fic took more than half a year to even get out there! Hahah thank you for your patience. *offers tissues*

Omgggg thank you....D: and the Liam Neeson threat is real. Um, TaengSic you want? Let me get some other ideas out there; then, TaengSic may make another appearance on my LJ. I need some time away from them. Together, they're still Moody bear and Coma rn. >.<

Emotionsssss. YAAAAAYYY. Proud to be y'alls OT9 fluff supplier. It worked so seamlessly, too. Wasn't a hard section to write because they just fit together. :') OT9 TRASH. WE'RE HERE AND IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

A blood roller coaster, eh? Heheheheh you're welcome. ;D I mean, the momentum shouldn't come to a complete stop just because the story ends. Keep it movin'; these characters live on. A full circle with breathing room. *gives more tissues*

MORE LOVE. Loooooveeeee you, too. And THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU for the rec on AFF. You're a peach. ❁❁❁♥♥
(Anonymous) on August 7th, 2015 03:41 pm (UTC)
this was beautiful!! You did such a amazing job with this fic that I'm bit burdened to know that it ended.
nonetheless, I really did enjoyed the chracters, storyline -- ASHJIKLIF pretty much everything about it.

that gathering part with them as a whole got me so hard though, I'm ot9 trash.

thank you for coming up with Skandl and reviving my taengsic heart,
can't wait to see your future masterpieces!
checkinyourbra: sooyoung02checkinyourbra on September 17th, 2015 11:12 pm (UTC)
*attempts to break dance and fails*


Another OT9 Trash flying their heart-shaped flag, I see. I'm right there with you, bb. It's impossible to hate any of our girls. Who knows about irl, but we have fiction for these friendshippy visions~

Ending it kinda hurt. I won't lie. :((

Ayyyyyy I revived your TaengSic heart. SWEET. Hahahahaa

Yes, keep an eye out! I may have a few more ideas brewing. ;)

walkingfarwalkingfar on August 7th, 2015 07:44 pm (UTC)
wahhhh, it's over >_< AND THIS WAS WONDERFUL
I was going to point out some of my favourite lines but tbh there's too manyyyyyy. Trying to smile because it happened!! Which is hard bc nooo one of my favourite fics ever just ended!!! This chapter making me smile so much 90% of the time makes it a lil' easier though!! ^_^

Idk what to say because I have so much to say and so many compliments and and and??? Thank you so much for writing this (not just this chapter but all of it haha) and writing it so amazingly. Okay okay in less of a general sense and more chapter-specific.... I had the biggest grin on my face the whole time taengsic were with the Jung family, it was literally the best thing ever. SOOJUNG = LIFE ( or > life ???) I'm so glad Tae has Mr and Mrs Jung, I can so see her and Mrs Jung getting super close and making Jessica jealous lmao. Taengstal ftw!!! In a completely sister-in-law-ly way, psshhh. I love the whole dynamic and I'm pretty sure I could have sat here and read a whole story on the adventures of the Jung family + Taeyeon hahaha, it was adorable.

rip Skandl </3 Yay for Sunny though + they're still friends so Skandl lives on in spirit, kinda. That whole paragraph on family was <3 <3 <3 ot9!!!! ot9!!! ot9 x9!!! I was just happily reading the scenes where they were all together and then about half way through I realised it was all 9 of them and nearly teared up hahahaha, I'm so ?!?!?! when it comes to them. Talking about dynamics, this is the best one :') Okay... I'm going to move on bc I could talk about ot9 for days and am I even talking about the story any more okokok, ah. Yoona <3 I'd be interested to see how her and Soojung get along, I love them both in similar ways as characters. THE LEGO. FANTASTIC. I think my brain is imagining more lego than intended though bc I have this hilarious image of lego being -everywhere-, and lots of it, so much that they'll be finding it in painful ways for months after~ Aahhhhhhh, the ending <3 Their texts to each other are always my fav, tbh your dialogue in general in my fav. I love closure, especially with words and beginning and endings and ah "Did she want a scandal? Not anymore." :))))))))) I know it's obvious but Taeyeon's character progression is so great and that's been one of the highlights reading through all of the chapters, seeing the different sides to her and new sides emerging and idk if I'm making sense but....wooo go Tae!! (+go you!!) In a more general sense, I love this story's taengsic so much and I'm going to miss them a lot, individually and together. They're the cutest and I'm probably going to go and reread all of the chapters now to mourn/commemorate them and their greatness. Congrats on finishing and writing such a great story, well done. Looking forward to anything you'll write in the future :))

Edited at 2015-08-07 07:50 pm (UTC)
checkinyourbra: jessica05checkinyourbra on September 17th, 2015 11:34 pm (UTC)
Hellooooo gorgeous userpic~

90% smiling for the chapter. HAAAYYYYY works for me!!! Smiling aids the ~healing process. ;)) Ahhhh I'm grinning so much. I'm so happy to add something lasting to your fic list. ^^

Oh mah gah more compliments and and and??? *takes a lap around my apartment* Grahhhh going through this makes me want to write right now. BUT, I MUST FINISH YOUR SPARKLING COMMENT.

TaengSic time with the Jungs is <3333. While writing, I realized I don't showcase parents/families often in my fic; it was a lovely change of pace. Gave a whole new avenue to expose Taeyeon to loving...even the kind that gets Jessica jelly. TAENGSTAL SISTERS. Awwwwww. They operated so well with each other. Taeyeon and the Jungs' Adventures would be marvelous........No!!! No more!! I see you with your Jedi mind tricks. hahaha


"Skandl lives on in spirit, kinda."-- Well put. Including the "kinda" part.

Ahhh and the paragraph on family. (If we're talking about the same one) It didn't fit its original placement and I loved it so much. So, I cut and set it apart until the moment called for it. :33 Couldn't picture myself leaving it out.


"about half way through I realised it was all 9 of them and nearly teared up"-- Bbbbbbb ♥♥♥ I declare this is the most emotional I've made readers at one time. We'll all tender beings at the end of the day. :333

"Talking about dynamics, this is the best one :')"-- This truth.

I contemplated how Soojung and Yoona would operate in the same room. They're different yet...adhere to similar brands of wacky. Two extreme types would either bump heads constantly or team up to take over the planet.


Awwwww thanks, bb. Dialogue is a treat for me (I'm super talkative) and you're not the only one to mention your love for TaengSic's texts to one another. Rawrrrr wish I added more.

Oh, that's wonderful. I dwelled a bit on how people would receive Taeyeon's progress as a character. Quite different than before but believable, mehopes. Knowing her characterization held your attention makes me feel accomplished. Aren't TaengSic cuteee?!?! A year ago, I wasn't even big on them. Now, I can't help but realize how adorbssssss they are as a couple.

Siiiiigh. Thank you times a milli for reading and expressing yourself. Moody bear and Coma 5ever~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

Edited at 2015-09-17 11:53 pm (UTC)
jzmasterofalljzmasterofall on August 9th, 2015 04:34 am (UTC)
Ok first off - "All nine." - I CRYYYYYYYY

Second off - Can the Jungs from this story just adopt all of us whose families are meh about our deviations from heteronormativity? I was so happy for Taeyeon and Jessica, and now I'm just sad thinking about my family and me :(AND I WANT TO MEET A SOOJUNG. THAT WOULD BE SO COOL.

You've made me so emotional because of all the OT9, and honestly, this is the best end I could have ever envisioned for this story. You have a gift Bra bb child :')

This comment will be super disjointed because I don't have time to write out my comments for basically every single word you've written, so it's going to be sporadic. Bear with me ok? I will try to come back and edit the comment with more coherence. Basically everything right now will be so Seohyun and OT9 biased because I am just riding and coasting those feels so hard right now.

I want to know what Miso looks like because I want to find this cat and cuddle the cat really really hard.

I was cackling every single time you mentioned Seohyun? Like you've characterized her in such a way that's outlandish but somehow also believable. I wouldn't mind being injured if Seohyun could be my medic. Thoughts of Seohyun in war paint... *gulps* (Also, Yoona may be a pro at go-stop, but Seohyun kicks ass at poker. Headcanon ACCEPTED.)

I'm sad about Seohyun's sexuality. Heh. She and Sooyoung can be honorary members of the Seoul's Lesbian United Team though. (It's a spectrum I say. Even Miso likes pussy I say. I'm freaking hopeless.)

Rotate the World? "into the New World" is a name that beats all. *cries again*

I don't think I can ever express just how much love I have for the whole OT9 interactions this chapter had. Like Legos? That was literally the most brilliant plot sequence I have ever had the honor of reading and just giggling over.

#Taengsic and #Yulti and #Yoonsun are real. #DEALWITHIT

Also roommates!Taeri is so presh :3

Solidarity on social media.. I wish it was actually like that in the Kpop world instead of things happening like Hara deleting her Insta pic with Jessica, Soojung getting forced off Insta, Jessica getting forced off Twitter... People need to lay off the Jungsis. And support them. (DoyouknowhowhappyIwouldbewithpublicSoshisolidarityforJessicaIwouldcrylikeIdidatJessigate)

Sunny got resolved. :') My dandyu heaaaaaaaart.

Not gonna lie, I thought Taeyeon was preparing to propose to Jessica toward the end there. I am pleasantly surprised with the turn of Taeyeon making her own music though, and on her and Yul's own label no less. And dat Taengsic text exchange is swoon-worthy.

No more scandals, no more Skandl, and no more Skandl! Oh my heart. There's so much more I want to say, but honestly I don't think I could ever really say everything that this story has made me feel. Thank you so much. For writing, for writing this, and just sharing with us this journey. I HEART YOU SO HARD.


I have shed enough tears to fill another ocean. I blame you Bra unnir. I blame you. Thank you <3
checkinyourbra: seohyun04checkinyourbra on September 18th, 2015 12:30 am (UTC)
YOU CRYYYYYYY??? *offers a tiiiight hug*

"All nine." I WENT THERE.

"Can the Jungs from this story just adopt all of us whose families are meh about our deviations from heteronormativity?"-- P-please?? I'm so jelly of my fictional characters. SUCH ACCEPTING FAMILIES. D: I shall offer another hug because we seem to be experiencing similar things..Ugh.

Of course you want a Soojung. Though, you'd probably fall in love. haha

Bra bb child?!?! Hehehehhehee this makes me happy. Your emotional response makes me feel very accomplished. :))

MISO!! A friend prompted me to make Miso a speckled Maine Coon, which suits him perfectly. Have you ever been around that breed? They're huge and pretty much act like dogs. Wonderful, friendly creatures. GOOGLE/YOUTUBE THEM RIGHT NOW.

"Thoughts of Seohyun in war paint..."--Hnnggggg. Yummy. I agree that Seohyun's quietly wacky ways fit her character well. She can't be too straight-lace when exposed to her Lucky Sisters. I'LL ACCEPT THE POKER CHAMPION SEOHYUN HEADCANON.

Yesss, she and the "straighties" are all members of SLUT. Don't be too down--in Chapter 23, Jessica thought 'When that eventual prospect appears, he or she’d better be the damn Messiah or somebody close.' All hope is not lost.


Hahahhaha the LEGO BRILLIANCE. I had a few ideas for Taeyeon's present to L6. Legos won out and I'm thankful.

#Taengsic and #Yulti and #Yoonsun are real. #DEALWITHIT-- I'll accept this.

Gaaaaahhh kpop and social media....well, Taeyeon didn't have a walk in the part. Still, she gained a proper amount of support. Now, if only that'd happen for an irl gay idol (and0t8andJessicaomgcanyouimaginethedayourheartswouldburstfromourchestsandtakeresidenceonthemoonandyeahunicornsorsomethingI'mjustsayingthingsnowIfreakingloveOT9)

Dandyu reconciled. :'))) They needed it.

I think many were expecting a marriage proposal. Nahhh, Jung Taeyeon doesn't happen yet~~~ They have a few things to take care of in their careers. Then, nuptials. ;D

Swoonworthy texts?! Ayyyyyyyyyy :DDD


Teaaaarsssssss. Let 'em flow, darlin'.

Hehehe laters. ♡♡♡
(Anonymous) on August 9th, 2015 08:53 am (UTC)
ITS OVER?! I'm not ready please hold me
checkinyourbra: Seotae01checkinyourbra on September 4th, 2015 05:28 am (UTC)
I'll hold you as tenderly as I know how, bb~~ :**

Edited at 2015-09-17 11:13 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on August 9th, 2015 11:10 pm (UTC)
YAAAS (27)!!!
BRAAAAAAA!!! My heart. This chapter is a wonderful ending to a story I’ve enjoyed SOOOO much. Thank you for sharing Skandl with all of us. It’s definitely one of my favorite fics of all time/fandoms that I’ve been a part of. Thank you again for that experience.

And now for the specific things I really, really enjoyed this chapter (really, I should just copy and paste it all because FEEEEEEEELS).

The interactions between Taeyeon and the Jungs were so fun. Dad and Mom having a fun teasing relationship with their daughters and they freaking adore Taeyeon. Seeing Taeyeon be so well received and get the “visit whenever you want” approval is just so nice, especially with all the ish she went through with her own blood-family. Loved those little tidbits when Krystal gives her the music files and the headphones. And, all the Jung Taeyeon mentions. Yaaas!

Speaking of “surname talks”. We’ve talked about Mrs. & Mrs. Jung, Mrs. & Mrs. Kwon, and now I’m curious about Yoong & Sun? What are your thoughts on that rambunctious couple tying the knot? My fangirl headcaon is bouncing between shotgun elopement (and keeping their own surnames) or never marrying but staying exclusively in love with one another (basically married in spirit, Krishna, etc.)... Which makes me think of team SLUT in their future “parental roles” and who would have kids and how many and their roles in taking care of little humans -- I’ll stop myself before this comment gets too crazy XD. I just really love these characters, Bra, and have really enjoyed spending time with them.

I’m SO happy the girls make up by the end of the fic.
That scene where Sunny and Tae talked it out and Sunny gave Taeyeon her lyric/song book. Music means so much to both of them and this just really showed that they’re gonna be alright and make things work in the next chapter of their lives (and they do). I also, got the super feels when Yul asked Tae to be her roommate and the living room jam sessions returned.
SO BITTERSWEET. All the tears the trio cried -- I was just a humble passenger on their emotional roller coaster, but I feel ya, Skandl. I feel ya. I’m so happy that Sunny got an in-house songwriting contract. I REALLY LOVED that YUL AND TAEYEON STARTED THEIR OWN LABEL, TAE IS A SOLOIST on it, AND NARSHA IS HER PERMANENT MANAGER!!!

Moody Bear & Coma, Madame Hwang & Yulstallion, and…. Nurse Yoong & Ho. (LOL I DIED when the petname discussion came up -- especially during this part: “Sunny divvied out the bottles, teasingly sliding a beer to Yoona last. ‘For you, my deviant nurse.’/The Golden Goat-haired idol accepted, cooing, ‘Thank you, ho.’’/ Even Star Bandit's greatest hits playing on a dock seemed to stop with a record scratch/ ‘Yoong. What. The. Fuck?’”)

LONG LIVE TEAM SLUT (and mascot Miso)!!! LOLOLOL XD.

Their talk during the battle chaos was so fulfilling to read. They’ll never be best friends, but they’ve truly taken the first steps to officially moving on and at least respecting each other personally (and for their ladies)… Also, I totally get Tiff’s line about the legos (loose Legos are the ***** devil)!

-- This Sun/Tae exchange: “Shall I call the doctor?" / "God, no doctor talk. Yoona concocts new medical refs every time she goes down on me. Fuckin' weird."/"That's what I thought about Jessica."
-- Mr. Shade FINALLY got exposed and is in BIG trouble (and won’t be inheriting his father’s keys to the kingdom). The fact that Big-Mouth-Minah was a huge part of making it happen makes it so much sweeter.
-- “Plus, no Bae Soojin. That nightmarish ship passed. Replaced by Jessica Jung, whose gummy smile tempted her to commission a robot ring and make Jung Taeyeon a reality.”
-- That final Bear/Coma text message exchange. Also the line: "... Lucky Six's "Rotate the World" Tour. God, that title still made no sense to her.” Tae’s snark is still as sharp as it was in the opening chapter.

AND SCENE. Sorry for the obnoxiously long comment. Just have a lot of feels. Thank you again for sharing Skandl. Looking forward to whatever story you decide to write next :).
checkinyourbra: sunny01checkinyourbra on September 18th, 2015 12:05 am (UTC)
Re: YAAAS (27)!!!
YAAAS ANON. BELOVED YAAAS ANON. Do you know I looked forward to hearing from you every update? No kidding. ♥♥♥♥

"one of my favorite fics of all time/fandoms"-- CROSS FANDOM LOVE??!? BLESS.

Onto your well-labeled comment!!

As I wrote this, I wanted to make the Jung parents seem grounded and fun. At the same time, I wanted to show the resonant "you're included" factor that The Kwons showed towards Tiffany. (Another thing those two had in common lol) It's really important for Taeyeon to know she's not imposing; they have open and honest love for her. Even too-cool Soojung. ^^

Jung Taeyeon all for you. Hehehehheeh fluffy Yaaas Anon. :333

Yoong and Sun...married. Yeah, I don't see it. But, they'd feel like they'd be exclusive, don't they? Plus, Yoona seems like a LOT. Sunny has no time to wander eyes on other girls. xDDD OMG MARRIED IN KRISHNA. I'M SCREAMING HAHAHAHAHA

I love your love for my characters. Fantasize away! ((I'm always curious haha))

"Music means so much to both of them"-- I'm glad you pointed this out. Reminds me of a line in Chapter 4: If she knew how to let loose without sacrificing her music, she would.

Sunny and Taeyeon shared the bond of music. Yuri and Taeyeon shared the bond of closeness/affection. Differing, yet essential, friendships.

The official breakup scene had me feeling all types of ways. >.< Bittersweet is accurate. Like, I even said to myself, "Boo, their group wasn't even that old." Ah well, wasn't meant to be. THINGS COMING TOGETHER. NARSHA RETURNS TO SAVE THE WORLD. You can breath a sigh of relief now.


Hahahahahaaaa all those nicknames. I give them out like candy and I DON'T APOLOGIZE FOR IT. Omgggggg the 'ho' nickname. I try to picture how my crazy irl friends would react in a similar situation. Record scratch. Pffffttttt hahaha


A short conversation full of snark and yet...it lacks the venom from before. Never best friends. Tolerant, though. For their friends/girlfriends. HAHAHA loose Legos are TERRIBAD. Taeyeon wasn't completely innocent with this choice; deep down she'd probably forseen the gift bringing Tiffany pain.

-- Omggggg the unsexy doctor talk. Yoongie, pls. xDDD And Sunny and Taeyeon are into weird girlssss~
-- Mr. Shade. Ugh. Didn't want to put too much energy into him. Big Mouth Minah didn't get her name from nowhere. His own dumb mistakes. NO LIM THEATRICS FOR HIM.
-- Heheehheeh I knew that marriage line would appeal to you. A robot necklace needs a ring counterpart, right? ;)
-- Taeyeon will have cute text conversations with her girlfriend and even wear that bear hoody, but she'll never lose that snark. Without it, she's no longer Tae.

Not obnoxious!!! THANK YOUUUUUUU. Hopin' you'll love what I come out with next~

Gaaaahhhh I miss you already. D: Guess I'll be running into you on boxxy's fics.

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(Anonymous) on August 10th, 2015 06:39 am (UTC)
Hello author!

That was a brilliant story! Thank you! I've been here since chapter 1 but couldn't bring myself in putting at least even a word in the comment box so apologies to that. Anyway, it was indeed a very good surprise! How do you write so good? I love your writing style! Very engaging. Although I had to go "Okay, google what is the meaning..." quite a few times throughout the story. :-D

'Til the next awesome masterpiece from you! Don't wanna sound cheeky but I'll be crossing my fingers and hope you'd write another Taengsic one. It must be hard to write Taengsic stories these days.

P.S. I love Soojung's character! And saw her in the flesh yesterday! Couldn't help but think about the Soojung in your story. Ha. :-D

-V 😊
checkinyourbra: krystal01checkinyourbra on September 18th, 2015 12:42 am (UTC)
Hiiii, V!!!

No need to apologize! You showed yourself in the end and that really touches me. :33 You've been around since Chapter One!?! Ahh, thanks for sticking around for eight months. ♥♥ My writing style is a mix of typing how I talk, practice, and good amount of editing. Emphasis on practice-- reading my earlier fics is a D: experience now. I still love them, though. ^^ Sorry if I lost you on some word meanings, bb!!! In the future, please ask me if Google decides to be a doucheface.

Another TaengSic? It'll be a while. Like I mentioned to someone else, Moody bear and Coma are still alive in my heart. I'll need more time and distance. Who knows, though? I didn't even think I'd post this story at first! hahaha

Advice for writing TaengSic (or any ship): Keep your story/characterization at #1 priority. Because a simple scroll through Twitter can wreck your writing feelings. Even unplug sometimes, if that helps.

PS. Soojung stole everyone's heart!! OMGGGG DID SEE YOU HER PERFORM, OR????? AHJFKDSFKDS:F I saw her irl when she filmed J+K with Jessica in NYC. ISN'T SHE A BABE?!?! I'd love to see more of them.

Thanks for dropping by. :3333 Until next story~ ♥♥

Edited at 2015-09-18 12:45 am (UTC)