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14 July 2013 @ 08:10 pm
Who Gets the Girl? [16]  

Title: Who Gets the Girl? [Chapter 16]

Players: Sooyoung, Jessica, Hyoyeon, Mentions of everyone else

Pairing(s): Mentioning Yoonyul, Yoonsic, Hyosun, and Taeny

Rating: pg-13 + some language

Genre: AU, Rom-Com Drama-Llama.

Warning(s): Nothing for this chapter.

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

Chap. Summary: "Mystery woman" and Hyoyeon return to Sooyoung's bar to dish out their feelings.

Author's Notes: An update that didn't occur past midnight? Shocker! Also, I really appreciate the appearance of new readers! W00hoo!!



16- Sooyoung

Between serving afternoon customers, Sooyoung brought out her phone, mentally convincing herself to call Yoona. A dozen times, she typed out a text. She even hovered a thumb over 'send' in some instances. Much as she loved television (and real life) drama, fear of actually turning someone's life upside down made her kill the message.

Of all people. Yuri. I’d never guess. She’s as loyal as a puppy. Or, at least I thought so. Looks like this puppy wasn’t properly trained.

Sooyoung applied pressure to the shiny countertop she wiped in huge circles, replaying Yuri’s words in her head. Recalling how she slurred out this Seohyun lady’s name with so much affection, then laughed out loud about marrying Yoona. She clenched her jaw from the very thought of her boyfriend saying such a thing.

And apparently, they got to “second-and-a-half base”, whatever that means.

Yoona’s going to be devastated. Sooyoung pictured nineteen-year-old Im Yoona of yesteryear, still wielding her shoulder-length cut and starry eyes for a “dreamboat” she met in a college gaming club. Kwon Yuri. Yoona was painfully shy at the time, so the admission of a crush--let alone on a woman--caught the taller girl off guard.

Each night in their dorm, she’d hug her pillow and hash out details of Yuri’s daily outfit. That’s how Yoona described her. By clothing. I didn’t get it at first, but soon, it made sense.

“Yuri’s wearing a skirt today. She must be feeling confident.”

“Had sweats on during class. Poor thing didn’t get her rest.”


A faint smile spread across Sooyoung’s face. The day that Yuri blurted out that she liked her boobs, I got second-hand embarrassment from the story. Yoona said that it was so cute that she felt compelled to ask her out. Such a surprise from the quiet doe-eyed girl back then. Yuri brought out her assertive side. Encouraged her to break out of that shell.

She started a new text message for the thirteenth time, racking her mind for the most appropriate words. “We need to talk. It’s serious” would work.

Or maybe, “Kill Yuri now. You’ll thank me later.”

Completely invested in imaginary words on her screen, she didn’t hear the chiming of the front door nor the light squeak of someone claiming a stool at the bar.

“Text from your boyfriend, I presume,” a wry, soft voice uttered.

Sooyoung’s head bobbed up to find the frazzled blonde woman from earlier that week. “Hey. You’re back.”

“I have more bitching to do. First, a drink.”

“Two strong shots?”

She squeezed out a grin. “You got it, baby.”

In a matter of seconds, she prepared two full shot glasses and slid them in front of the openly moping woman. “What’s gotten you so down?”

“Remember the idiot friends I mentioned?”

The ones in love. “Yes I do.”

“They had...hold on.” She knocked back both shots, face scrunching at the bitterness. “They had...loud, moan-y sex late last night.”

Sooyoung pressed her lips together to hold back a laugh. “Really? While you were sleeping?”

“Correction. Trying to fall back asleep. Instead, I suffered through those whales bellowing until I gave up and put on my headphones.” She rubbed at the faint, foundation-covered bag under her eye.

Sooyoung finished mixing her a special new drink before answering. “That’s a shame. It was nice of you to let them have their fun, though.”

“Oh, I’m not nice.” She clutched the pink concoction before the glass touched the counter. “I would have murdered them if I went out there. No-one wants to see their personal possessions violated...I’ll have to burn that couch.”

The bartender gave a signal to a coworker. “So, what now?”

“The damage is done. She can have her.”

She watched the woman idly stir her drink with a skinny red straw.

“Sooyoung?”

Is there more? “Yes?”

“Something else happened. Which is why I’m here in the middle of a work day.”

“Come with me to a booth. I’m on break.”

They relocated to the farthest booth from the others. The one that occupied that horny couple. Sooyoung whipped out her chopsticks to begin her lunch as the woman continued in a hushed tone.

“The one woman from work...the beautiful one. She’s...uh...so, she’s usually the best at cheering me up, no matter what’s on my mind. I can count on her for very logical, practical advice.”

“Mmmhmm.” Sooyoung nodded, trying not to chew too noisily.

“Today, I was pissed off about not getting adequate sleep. The only thing that forced me out of bed was the thought of her greeting me with her smile. Then, I’d check out her tailor-made ensemble and we’d compliment each other’s clothes.”

“Cute.”

“Afterwards, I fight the urge to kiss her while she talks about work or her stupid girlfriend.”

There’s a lot of stupid girlfriend going around.

“Now, get this. She was waiting for me when I got to work this morning. That never happens. Normally, I make my morning rounds around the office and spend the most time chatting at her desk. My heart raced at simply seeing her take the time to meet me...god, I feel so foolish.”

“What happened?”

She took a long drag from the straw and sighed. “She’s engaged.”

“Damn.”

“She...” Her voice caught at the back of her throat. “met me for the first time at my desk...to tell me that her girlfriend proposed.”

Instinctively, Sooyoung reached a long arm out to rest on her shoulder. “I’m so sorry.”

“I know she didn’t do it to hurt me, but it felt so cruel.”

“I understand.”

“I heard about wedding plans, flowers.. It was so....ugh, I can’t.”

Right that moment, Sooyoung’s phone chirped. A text alert. She hastily grabbed it, politely excusing herself. It’s Yoona. I forgot all about telling her. She hit the message icon to read:

+Yuri proposed!!!! Tell you all the details tonight! Sorry for not texting you sooner; I’ve been on cloud nine all day.

This is too much to be a coincidence.

Sooyoung placed her phone in her lap and continued the conversation with a different tone. “Hey, could you show me a picture of the girl you like? You can say no if that’s too private.”

“Of course not. You and I've kissed, after all. That gives you some privilege.”

The taller girl struggled to keep her face panic-free as the blonde scrolled through her gallery.

“This is a good one. Not that she can take a bad picture.” She shimmied over to get closer. “I warn you: you may fall in love.”

Her jaw dropped. Sure enough, there sat her best friend in an office setting. Next to her was the blonde, with darker hair at the time, leaning her head against her shoulder. “She’s...she’s...”

“Beautiful, right? How will I function around this now that she’s engaged?”

“I’m sure you’ll find a way.” Just how Yuri found a way to bring marriage into this fiasco.

“Goddamnit, Sooyoung.”

Puzzled, she glanced at the blonde, who was already glaring at the intruder. There Hyoyeon stood, hands on her hips and already checking out the woman next to her.

“I’ve been looking for you and here you are, chatting it up with...” Hyoyeon raised her eyebrows expectantly.

“None of your business,” the woman deadpanned.

“Don’t break my heart, gorgeous.”

“What do you want?” Sooyoung cut in, brain still gripping around the current discoveries.

“Oh, right. I have important shit to tell you.”

“Can it wait?”

Hyoyeon checked her phone for the time. “Nope. I have a day event across town in an hour. Is your little date over?”

Bitchy after the slightest rejection. “You’re ridiculous, Hyo.”

“It’s fine.” The woman stood up from her half-finished drink and handed her money. “I’ll leave.”

“Please come back soon.”

“Sure.” She rolled her eyes at Hyoyeon’s arrogant grin.

Hyoyeon leered at the other blonde while she stepped around her and walked off.

“That’s a hot bitch,” she commented, pointing a finger.

“Like I said--what do you want? That was incredibly rude.”

She took a seat, eyeballing the leftover beverage. “Buddy, I have a big problem.”

Not as big as Yoona’s or that other girl’s. “Being?”

“I want a girlfriend.”

This IS news. “Really?! Why?”

“Why, indeed. Why would such a charmer as myself want to settle for only one fair maiden when there are so many possibilities out there?”

“I didn’t say all that.”

“I’ve been considering this for a couple days. Yoona’s ‘Omg marriage--I’m totally happy’ mass text sealed the deal. I realized that I’m tired of the hustle. Getting turned down by two ladies last night tapped into my deeply hidden yearning for a main squeeze. Maybe I’ll try it out again.”

“With Sunny?”

Hyoyeon brought the drink to her mouth. “Yeah.”

“Wow. Well, have you asked her?” Sooyoung knew for a fact that Sunny and Hyoyeon left together after the dancing died down. Hyo’s hand was practically up her dress before they vacated the building.

“We couldn’t wait to get to an apartment, so we fucked in my car. It was triumphant. Best sex I had since...ever. I think I came six or seven times.”

“Rookie,” Sooyoung teased, winking.

“Shut up. So, I thought to myself, ‘Why chase after random flighty chicks when I could have sex like this whenever I want?’. Sunny never disappoints in bed. And she gets me. She doesn’t become all needy or play things polite with me. I can appreciate those qualities.”

“Cute.” Sooyoung commenced to eating her lunch.

“I thought so, too. Anyways, following orgasm number five, I considered asking her out. For a date or something. Taking it to the next level. But then, I remembered all the times I’ve warned her about not falling for someone in a casual encounter-type relationship, so I said nothing. I couldn’t handle the thought of her calling me a hypocrite.”

“Wow, you’re actually thinking about another person’s feelings.”

Right!? Downright unnatural.”

“Does your shriveled little Hyoyeon heart skip a beat whenever she looks deep into your eyes?”

She rubbed at her reddening cheeks. “The hell, man? I’m glad I didn’t say any of that sappy shit.”

“Because?”

“Because while I was drilling into her like a well-oiled-machine...”

“Oh god.”

“...she called me another girl’s name.”

Sooyoung gasped, teeth attached to a piece of chicken.

“She whispered, ‘Oh, Jess’ into my ear. I pretended not to hear it.”

“Jess?”

“Short for Jessica. I heard her talk to that ho on the phone before. They may have something going on.”

Sooyoung squinted up in thought, trying to recall the name. “I don’t know any Jessicas.”

“It’s crazy. Gives me the incentive to find this Jessica bitch and tell her to back up off my woman.”

“Sunny’s not your woman.”

“Not yet.”

A pause. Sooyoung gazed at the phone in her lap. “I need you to do me a favor, Hyo.”

“What’s up?”

“Keep an eye on Yuri.”

At that, Hyoyeon snapped her attention away from stuffing a sizeable ice cube into her mouth. “Yuri? Why?”

“I think she’s cheating on Yoona.”

Hyoyeon scoffed and shook her head, bemused. “Yeah right.”

“She admitted it to a friend of hers on Thursday.”

“While you were standing there?”

I even served their drinks and counted out Yuri’s crappy tip. “She was drunk. Besides, you know how oblivious she gets.”

Exactly. So, Yoona would catch on in a heartbeat.”

“Not necessarily. Yoona’s been viewing the world through wedding-shaped glasses for months. It wouldn’t be surprising for her to miss it.”

Hyoyeon sucked her teeth. “Right. And who would she find to have this alleged affair, hmm? She’s not the most resourceful human.”

“Somebody named Seohyun.”

Sooyoung raised her eyebrows when Hyoyeon nearly choked on the chunk of ice. She patted the shorter girl’s back as she composed herself.

“Do you know about Seohyun?”

Ugh. All I know is how frigid she is towards me.”

“You met her?”

“Unfortunately. At that stupid dinner. Explains all those dirty looks at Yoona.” She retrieved a phone from her pocket to start dialing, “I need to set this straight.”

“No!” A new course of action came to mind. Sooyoung grabbed at her wrist. “Give them a day.”

“Why the hell does she need a day?”

“Her friend advised for her to break it off with Seohyun or tell Yoona. Let’s give her the chance to do it before we meddle in their affairs.”

Hyoyeon didn’t seem convinced. She squeezed her arm.

“Please, Hyo. I have to hold back, too.”

One day.”

“That’s all I ask.”

The blonde stared down at her friend’s name on the screen. “Damnit, Yuri.”

Next Chapter: Jessica!


LOOK!!! LOOOOOK!!! JESSICA, YOU GUISE.

 
 
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dashelotsdashelots on July 16th, 2013 01:38 am (UTC)
NOOO LOOK HOW LATE I AM! AHHH. >:(

Anyways, yayay, excellent chapter. This was definitely something I was anticipating - soshi coming together and realising that everyone loves everyone, things are awkward and they're all just too hot for life. YES.

Poor Jessi having to go through the totally traumatic experience of listening to the Taeny sex. I say burn the couch and force them to sleep on the floor or in Jessica's cage from now on! heheh.

The sensible human being is so flawless. She's such a good friend/person and it makes me really happy. I just have all the feelings for her and her role in this story. I like that Hyoyeon already doesn't like Jessica even though the doesn't know the Jessica's the one who Sunny's in love with, ooh la la~ Mwahaha what's gonna happen.

Everything's coming together so beautifully that I almost feel like I know what you've got coming up, but I also know that a lot of what I'm predicting will be super wrong, so I shall refrain from vocalising my thoughts. >.<

In short: I love Sooyoung, Hyoyeon's still hilarious, I can pretty much feel that a bomb is about to drop, and 'Next Chapter: Jessica!' oh all my cries, I'm so ready for this you have no idea.

Thank you, oh wise one. :) This brightens my life.

(P.S. you better not be trolling and actually have the next chapter revolving around Jessica the snake, omg.) :O
checkinyourbra: taeyeon01checkinyourbra on July 16th, 2013 03:45 am (UTC)
Hehehehe are you late, or ENDING THE COMMENTS WITH A BANG?! :D

I like the phrase "too hot for life." I may need to start saying that. Their little orbits are slowly overlappingggg.

Hahaha you know I had to put Jessica through that. As if she's not angry enough. LOL stuff them in with Snake!Jessica? I'm sure Taeyeon wouldn't mind, but Tiffany would freak the heck out.

Isn't she sensible and sweet? Someone well-adjusted is key to things getting done. Someone who's not ready to sleep with one of them!! XD I'm glad you heart her. :3 LOL oh, Hyo. SO CLOSE to Jessica, already getting bad vibes, and then you let her go. Thank goodness, I don't think Sica needed a fight on top of her bad day.

"Everything's coming together so beautifully that I almost feel like I know what you've got coming up"--Oh, do you? DO YOU? Let's see how Jessica's chapter goes. I'd like to hear your thoughts anyways.

Everybody and their mother missed dear, sad Jessica. Let's hope that her chapter isn't completely depressing, shall we? XD

Thank YOUUUU for being there to brighten my LJ feed!! haha

ps: LOLLLLLL I TOTES SHOULD. It can be a whole chapter about her craving mice and watching Taeny have sex all day....wait.....