10. Unexpected visit.
( I Can't get you off my mind.)
Mark just has put his phone down before going to sleep. He went through all of Jackson's messages.. including the last one he sent, he saw it again..
Jacks: I MISS YOU.
He saw it before putting the phone on his night table, together with a picture of both of them taken on their day out before Jackson left to Korea. He turned the lights off and sets to sleep.
Buzz Buzzz Buzzz JYP looks at the call and puts it down again, putting his head under the pillow. .
"Who's is calling me at this time?"
Buzzz Buzzz Buzz, he looks at the number again not recognizing it..
hes about to put it down again when something hits him.
"Wait?!.. is from Taiwan?!"
" Hello?!, Hello?! Mark is that you?!
A deep soft voice that he can faintly hears from the other side.
"Yes... it's me Mark"
"I am sorry Mark I was sleeping and couldn't recognized your number.. sorry about that I honestly haven't saved your name on it ..I will do that right now"
"I sorry about that I didn't mean to wake you up "
"No man ..is ok I've been waiting for your call. You haven't taken my secretary calls for how long? like three months?.. I was about to send someone to Taiwan to find you before my boy here gets sick or go crazy you know?"
Marks let's out a small laugh..
"He won't die by not talking to me in few moths?"
"What?!! Are you crazy Mark?! he can hardly take himself to work this is affecting him I am afraid he would just leave to find you, he doesn't know if you're dead or alive..put yourself in that position before talking.."
" I guess you are right I didn't think of all that I thought he would be fine"
"Hey man!? did you decide already is that why you're calling me?.. if you are coming you have to be here like NOW! ..you only have two months to get ready.."
" Yes I know.."
"I will set you up for this weekend ok, I will send you all the flight info later on the day"
"Sir.. that's not necessary.. I'll be in Seoul in few hours today"
"Even better.. what time you'll be here? so I can send for you to the airport and take you to the dorms"
"My flight is at 4 pm I'll be at Incheon airport 6 to 7 pm depending on how the flight goes"
"ok someone I'll be there at 6 pm waiting for you ok.."
" ok.. aah sir.. please don't tell Jackson I want to surprise him"
"The hell of a surprise he will get hahaha.. he will be so hyped up. . he will be himself again"
"Thanks for reconsidering the offer I knew you would come around and I see you when you get here.."
Mark puts his phone down with a smile on his face.. he can't wait to see Jackson .. he hasn't seen him in such a long time.. and the memory of their last time together was still fresh on his mind.. he desire to be with him very much.. He sets off to pack his things and leave to the airport. He doesn't have much just his clothes his tablet and phone and few things he bought. He places the tablet and phone in his backpack, the things he bought in his carry-on.
the taxi he called is already out side waiting for him .. he closes the villa and get in the car. Is 11 am, the airport is about an hour from where he is, if there is no traffic. He gets there on time he still has time for any last minute shopping, but he just walk it out and eat something, listening to some music. He is anticipating Jackson's reaction and thinking g of what they would do when they see each other again.. He can't believe he will see him in a few hours.
Is already 2 pm so he goes and check it and waits at the sitting area by the gate.
" passengers with the destination to Seoul Incheon International Airport please aboard the aircraft through gate B1"
At the Dorms..
Jackson is on a dazed again same way he has spend the days lately.. depressed, not wanting to do anything he practices because he has to do it but, he is so out of it that they have to repeat moves few times because of his out of focus. For couple of weeks now, he has been going to some bar close to the studio at least once a week may be twice..sometimes after practice and some times he just feel like going any given day for a drink at night when he is feeling lonely and starts thinking about Mark and everything that's going on.
Jackson doesn't want to be in 4 close walls, he feels like he is going to go insane any minute now. He grabs a leather jacket and heads out.
" I am out be back later" he tells Jinyoung as he pass through the kitchen.
"Hey, where are you going?"
"I am be at the bar by the studio I need a drink"
Jinyoung nods and just says ...
"Ok, Just be careful don't get drunk, call me if you need me"
BamBam Was listen to what they were saying from his room with the door open, which is the closest to the kitchen. He gets up get dressed and heads to the bar to find Jackson.
" Where you going at this time Bammi?"
" What? is not late.. is only 5pm"
" Bam... where you going? I not asking you the time "
" GOSH!! I'm just going to Jackson hyung, make sure he doesn't get drunk or something.. happy?"
" were you listening to our conversation? "
"No!!... my door was open I just happened to hear what you guys were talking about.."
" Ok, fine! I will feel better if someone is with him right now"
"Later" BamBam said with a smirk on his face.. and walk out.
BamBam gets to the place and eyed Jackson by the bar talking to the bar tender. He waits just thinking what he wants to do..and walks towards Jackson.
" hey hyung, don't mind if a make you company?"
" Bam.. what are you doing here? you shouldn't be here you know?"
" I am not going to drink hyung? I just want to make you company that's all"
" I don't want any company I want to be by myself ok just leave me alone"
" hyung you have change so much these days, just forget about whatever is bothering you"
Jackson glares at BamBam giving the other shivers by the look in his eyes..
" LOOK! Bam Bam don't want to be rude to you but, butt off ok" and he takes another drink..
Jackson has been drinking since he got to the bar his speech is already sounding blurred. Bam Bam signal with his hand to the bar tender to stop..
"No more drinks hyungs let go home everyone will be worry."
Back to the Dorms..
"Jr. someone is at the door can you please open it!!. I'm busy!! JB shouts from the back..
" I am cooking!! ok?! I can't just drop the pan you know!? hold on I am coming!
he shouts towards the door..
Jr. runs to the door and opens it. the manager walks in with Mark following him behind.
Mgr: "Hey Jr. what's cooking? smells good in here.."
Jr: "What are you hungry hyung? looking at Mark with awe.."
Mgr: "Oh right this is the new GOT7 member.. M.." Jr. cuts him off
Jr: "Mark Tuan?" He says smiling. and keeps looking at Mark..
Mark: "Hello Nice to meet you.."
Jr:" Hi..yes I heard a lot about you from Jackson and from Mr. Park and well.. they have been waiting for you.. you are finally here wel..." JB cuts him....He came to the livingroom when he heard who just got here.
JB: "Welcome.. you have no idea how happy I am to see you" with a big smile from ear to ear.. knowing that Jackson will be trill to see him home when he comes back.
Mark: Oh yeah? how's that?
JB : " Hello , I am JaeBum the leader of GOT7, nice to finally meet you. Well someone miss his best friend a lot..and has no idea if his dead or alive.." he says it with his smily eyes.
Jr: "Yes Jackson will be very happy... so, let's show you your room ok." he pulls Mark with him and takes his carry- on ..
Jr.: here.. this is your room.. the bathroom is at the end of the hallway... Well I guess your bed will be the top one.. Jackson picked the bottom one already. .
Mark nods with his head and says thank you, looking around the room to all of Jackson's stuff, his snapbacks and boots, all of his accessories.
Jr: "Well make your self at home, dinner will be ready in a few if you are hungry.. ok?"
Mark: "Thanks again, I am fine, I will just take a shower and rest.. "
Jr. : "well if you get hurry don't be afraid to come to the kitchen ok, and get yourself something to eat..
Mark just nods again and keeps looking at him like waiting to ask something but afraid of asking..Jr noticed and smiles at him..
Jr: " you want to know where's Jackson? .. he hasn't been himself lately. ...he will be here Soon. .not wanting to tell him that he went out to drink..
Mark: " Ok"
Jr: " Welcome home and see you later"
Marks opens his carry- on gets his stuff out and accommodate them on an empty shelf by the bunker beds and places some stuff in the closest. . he doesn't have lots of stuff. He thinks that he will have to go shopping now that he is part of the group. He takes his towel some pj pants and heads to the bathroom.
"hyung .. stop grabbing my neck you gonna choke me.." as BamBam struggles to carry Jackson to the dorms..
"Bamiiii, Bammi. wheth wheth chu takinth me? me no truthz chu " hanging from BamBam's shoulder about to fall.
"I am taking you home because you are drunk" BamBam struggles to keep him standing.
"MEE?? am not d d drunk..aam ....j just..ooh prewtty, prewwtty, Bammi, oh Bammi chu lookth liketh my Mar..M..
"What? oh no you didnt " BamBam blurts rolling his eyes.
"Bammi.. chu know? I mish him shooo meush.. hish doeshn takth my calls. Tha friggin biash.
They got to the dorm.. BamBam has no idea the Mark is already there..BamBam opens the door and struggles pulling him in he is about to pass out..there is no one around to help he can smell food in the kitchen but Jr. is not there.. so he keeps walking dragging Jackson to his room
he doesn't noticed anything new of course.. Jackson is standing there like a living dead.. BamBam wants to help him out of his clothes to get him to bed..
he gets closer to Jackson.. and slowly start moving his hands towards Jackson's jacket. . Jackson looks at him with puzzled eyes but he is so drunk can't figured anything out his actually thinking about Mark every time he sees BamBam's face, he sees Mark. Bam Bam.. grabs his Jacket and pulls him closer to him. . he can feel Jackson breath on his face.. he keeps looking to Jackson's lips and closes the gap with a small peck... Bam Bam did not noticed Mark walking to the room right before he pulled Jackson to the kiss..
" What is this?" Mark says in a very soft low tone of voice, but sounds up set by the scene.."
" Who are you??" BamBam blurts out looking annoyed by the interruption.
Jackson is confused doesn't know if what's he is seeing is real, but just in case he pushes BamBam away and puts his hands in a surrender position and says..
" it wasn'th me! c chu s saw that r r right?? can't believe what he sees, he is so shock and drops (passout) to the bed half way.
"Hyung!" Bambam calls.
"You can leave now" Mark says to BamBam, standing by the door with his black pj pants hanging so sexy from his hips showing his well built up abs and his white pearly skin, wet hair and his towel hanging on his neck. BamBam can't take his eyes off of him. .asking himself who is this gorgeous guy?.
"You didn't answer my question" BamBam says.
" You must be BamBam" Mark says with a jelousy look in his eyes.
"Yes I am BamBam" Jr. knocks the door ...
Jr: "Mark!? can I come in"
BamBam looks at Mark with wide open eyes and feels his hearts raising so hard his hands gets cold out of the sudden and he wants to walk out and bumps on some stool in the way. .Mark noticed it and figures that he already knows who he is.. that's why he's gotten nervous.
BamBam:" Shit shit shit" said to himself as he walks out of the room..and opens the door..
Jr: "Bammi? what are you doing here?"
" Hyung? I was just dropping Jackson to his bed.." Bam Bam says nervously looking at Mark. .and back at Jr.. and squizzed himself out of the way to his room..
" Dinner is ready if you want to eat something " Jr. tells Mark.
"I'll eat something later, right now I don't have any appetite"
" I got you man" Jr. replies looking at Jackson thrown on his bed and back at Mark again and press his lips..
"good luck man."
Mark closes the door and looks at Jackson all drunk..and flash back of BamBam trying to kiss him comes to his head.. his just shakes his head and moves Jackson straight on his bed..
he takes off the jacket, the boots, his jeans, just leaves his boxers and his wifebeater on. he takes off his bracelets and the rings and earings off too.
" Mark. Mmm...Mark" Jackson blurts out in his sleep. he opens his eyes and see Mark's face on a dazed.. he is falling back to sleep.. he holds Mark's waits like a pillow and drift to sleep again..Mark looks at his sleeping face ad touches it with the back of his hands.. fixes some blonde strands of hair on his face and sighs . .
" I am sorry Jacks, I am so sorry, I didn't mean to hurt you like this.."
Mark just moved himself a bit and join Jackson in bed.. Jackson already had his arms wrapped on Mark's waist anyway.. he didn't want to get them off ..so he fell asleep in Jackson's embraced. .
Next Morning ...Jackson wakes up with a bit of a headache, as he wakes up his eyes are a little blur.. he feels a weight on his lower body can't figure what it is.. he looks down his waist and see someone wrapped on his lower body, can't figure who is the Red haired person.. he doesn't move trying to think who he brought home last night. . he remembered BamBam.. but BamBam doesn't have red hair.... he tries to look at the person face but he is afraid to wake her/him up he is not sure if is a woman or a man..because the person seems to be long and sort heavy not that much but, slender..he feels the person moves and he just looks at the ceiling and have this strange feeling as the person strengthen his grasp on him.. he tries to move a little to see his face.. is definitely a he, Jackson tells himself. He can feel his chest now after he drifted his body and hug him more, but he still can't see his complete face.. he tries to move again a little to see his face again..then..
" God.. stop moving please"
Jackson jumps a little to the sound of that voice, he can't believe what he is thinking. .is this Mark??? he moves up and turn the person without care now..
" Mark!!?, Mark! ?!"
" What!? Stop yelling I'm sleepy, and
I am tired you know?"
Jackson can't believe his own eyes and he thinks he is dreaming, he pulls Mark up to his chest and roll on the bed on a hug, Jackson embrace Mark on a bear hug and entangled his fingers on Mark's red hair.. and kisses Mark's head, hugs him again real tight..Mark hugs him back..
" You have no idea have much I missed you"
"I missed you too"
Jackson let a small laugh and says..
"I like you new hair..it suits you're beautiful face.. you look gorgeous"
"glad you like it"
" how did you. .when did you get here?"
" You don't remember? don't you remember me from last night when you got here with your.. with BamBam?"
Then Jackson had a backflash of what happened when BamBam try to kiss him..
" ooh ..oh Mark is not what you think. .I seriously though I was hallucinating when I saw you and BamBam is just BamBam that's it.. he is just a little brother to me.."
" I don't think he feels like you"
"Well too bad"
JB walks in to wake them up for breakfast Jr. following him. They were surprised by seeing Mark and Jackson on a tight embrace on Jackson's bed.. talking very softly to eachother they did not even noticed they have come in to the room.. The boys have heard from Jackson about Mark, they always had the suspicion that Mark was someone very special more than just good friends..
" I think we should just let them be"
JB tells JR. as the close the door again.
"They are very close don't you think so" says Jr.
"humm.. They are a couple I am sure now, plus when JYP brought Jackson, I remember him telling Jackson, not to worry much because his other half will join him Soon.. I wasn't sure what they were talking about at the moment but, as time pass I figured they were talking about Mark Tuan.. since JYP was waiting for him too, to complete GOT7. . and don't you remember he said not to pair Jackson with anyone else, that the missing member was going to be his roommate?
" I never thought of anything till now that you mention it..but may be everyone should know about this "
" Yes, specially BamBam, I think he had feelings for Jackson " JB blurs out.
I couldn't make it shorter , lol had to do it like this to get them back..