안녕하세요 my Loverlys! KPopBeat here with chapter four of Oppa! Sorry it wasn't out yesterday... Been a bit busy with the holidays sneaking up on me. I will still put out chapter 5 on Thursday despite the fact that it is Thanksgiving.
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Hope you all enjoy!!!
Chapter Four: Oo Fishy!
To say the last few weeks working with NCT hadn’t been a blast would be a lie. The fact that I had finally gotten over my fangirl shock when seeing Taeyong was amazing in and of itself. Oppa also seemed to be happy I had found something to keep my attention… you know… since I wasn’t running off with Kyuhyun anymore without permission.
Sadly, that was all about to end with the return of the other dancer. I had heard this morning that the dancer was back and would be at practice today… which meant that I wouldn’t be. I had grown used to getting up and going to practice with the guys in the morning before moving on to join them for their vocal lessons. The vocal coach even let me join the practice! It kind of brought me back to the days when I would practice endlessly to audition for SM…. before Oppa crashed my audition that is.
Guess I would just have to go back to being Oppa’s little sister again. Wonder what he had planned for me now? Would I have to join Super Junior in their practice room? The thought of having to spend all day with my Oppa’s herd of over protective bandmates was not one that excited me.
I looked up to the roof and sighed. What to do… what to do? I couldn’t just stand here in the lobby all day. Maybe I should go explore and see what other kinds of mischief I could get into? A smirk spread across my face and I nodded my head. Yup! That is what I would do. Maybe I could run into one of the other SM groups and see what they were up to.
I swung around quickly and started to make my way down the hall only to be stopped dead in my tracks by a hand reaching out to grab the back of my hoodie. “Hey!”
“Where do you think you are going?”
There was no mistaking that voice. I had heard it far too many times since I had gotten to Seoul. “What do you want Donghae?”
“Always so hostile when I come around.”
“Well maybe if you didn’t do things like try to kill me with my own hoodie I wouldn’t complain as much.” I made a show of rubbing my neck where my hoodie sat.
“Over dramatic are we?”
I shrugged and tempted a smile. “I learned from the best you know!”
“I will make sure to tell Siwon you said that.” Donghae grabbed my arm and started to pull me towards the front doors.
“What are you doing?” I tried to pull my arm back, I might be feisty……. But Donghae was stronger… blast this weak strength of mine! I need to go to the gym more.
“Siwon asked me to babysit you for the day.” Donghae put extra effort to highlight ‘Babysit’.
“I do not need a babysitter. I can take care of myself.” I huffed still tugging on my arm.
A snort sounded from him and I could feel my lip curl into a snarl. “Okay, what were you going to do then?”
I paused for a moment… Should I admit to him that I was going to go try and bug another group? Or should I tell him I was off to find Oppa… No if I told him that he would only take me straight to Oppa and I would end up stuck in the practice room all day.
“You were going to go bother another group weren't you?”
I froze and looked up at the man. “I never……”
“You need to leave the groups alone. They are working hard to give their fans their best but you are just getting in the way. I am surprised that you were able to bother NCT so long.”
“I wasn’t bothering them! I was helping them practice!”
Donghae laughed and continued his way towards the door. “Well they have their dancer back and none of the other groups need help so you are going out with me today.”
Great! Just what I wanted to do! Spend an entire day with Mr. Moody himself. Why did my brother hate me so much?
The line moved forward and I once again glanced up at Donghae who stood completely relaxed looking forward. How could he be so calm being around this many people in the middle of the day? Especially at a place like this? What place is it you ask? Well to my surprised Donghae hadn’t dragged me back to the house and made me stay in… instead he took me to Coex Aquarium! I had never been before but I have seen it in many kdramas. I was curious to see it myself. I would have to give him points for being creative but I couldn’t bring myself to tell him that. He might let his head get too big.
“You sure you’re okay?” I asked skeptically.
“Why wouldn’t I be?” He asked still not looking at me.
I shook my head and gestured to the large group of people around us. “What if someone recognizes you? Wouldn’t a rumor start about you being out with some girl at the aquarium?”
He finally laughed and turned to look down at me. “That is so ridiculous a thought, that even the media wouldn’t run it.”
“Why is it ridiculous?” I know that the media likes to run with anything they think might be juicy stories.
“Because it is you. Could you see someone like me dropping so low to date someone like you?”
I glared as my draw dropped. I don’t think I can ever get along with this guy. He does something nice that gains him points and then BAM! He says something like that and the points are gone! He is a horrible person. I wanted to reach up and smack the smug look on his face but that would gain too much attention from the families and couples around us.
“Next!” I looked up as Donghae made his way up to the ticket stand to get us passes.
Okay Nari… no need to pay any attention to him. Just get your ticket and go have fun in the aquarium. That is what I will do… no need to let him ruin this trip!
I followed him into the aquarium and was instantly lost in my surroundings. The many tanks in each of the rooms better than the last. Colorful fish, sharks, turtles, stingrays, jellyfish… the list went on and on. I ran from tank to tank eyeing the wildlife a bright smile on my face.
“Oppa! Look at this one!” I said over my shoulder in excitement as I pointed at the jellyfish crowding around behind the thick glass. “Aren’t they pretty?”
A few moments passed and I turned around to find Donghae standing behind me a stunned expression on his face. “What?” I asked confused.
He shook his head and smiled. “Nothing.” He walked closer to me to look at the jellyfish. “They are okay I guess.”
“Why did you bring me here if you don’t like it?” I asked sourly. I mean if he didn’t want to come he could have taken me somewhere else. I would have just asked my brother to bring me another time.
He sighed heavily and turned to look down at me. “I knew you would want to come here.” He stated simply before walking onto the next room.
“Wait for me!” I yelled as I ran to catch up to him.
The next room was home to the very large wall to wall tank that held tons of fish and sharks. I stared in awe as the large beasts swam passed the glass near me. “Wow.” I breathed out. Now I am not really one of those people who is willing to run out into the ocean to go surfing where these guys can get me…. But watching them from a safe place behind the glass is something I always find fascinating. In a way they are beautiful as they glide through the water… you know if you can get passed the evil looking teeth and beady glare in their eyes. They command attention much like a lion in the safari does. You fear them but at the same time find them somehow intriguing. I moved closer to the glass my eyes glued to the seemingly endless wall of water. “How much water do you think they have in this tank?” I asked innocently.
Donghae paused before laughing. “How am I supposed to know that?”
“Because you seem to be Mr. Know It All.” I lifted my eyebrow and looked at him teasingly. “Or are you giving up that title?”
“I didn’t even know I had such a title.” He laughed. “I don’t know everything. I just know more than you do princess.”
He ruffled my hair and I felt my lip curl in a snare again. “I know plenty!” I defended. Gosh he can be such a butt!
“Oh? And what do you know Princess?” He looked up at me bemused.
“You know, it’s rude to keep calling me princess.” I stated flatly and turned my attention back to the tank. It’s not that I couldn’t handle teasing… it was just that Donghae always struck the wrong chords and always made me mad. I can’t really explain it well… just accept that he does if you don’t mind.
“Let’s go Miss, your brother will be wondering where you are if we are late.”
I glared up at him again and nodded my head. It had gotten rather late and I was sure Oppa would want to take me home soon. He might always go back to work but he seemed to have something against me staying out to all hours of the night and not getting any rest. I followed Donghae out of the aquarium and to the parking lot.
Maybe I could ask Oppa to let me get a job or start a hobby or something. He was usually busy and it didn’t seem like there was much I could do at the company… but I couldn’t spend the rest of my life just sitting inside of the house. I needed to get out and live a little. What would I take on though? I could try for a sport… maybe horseback riding would be fun. Or get a job a library? I like books…. Hmm oo! I could always try knitting…… I laughed to myself. No knitting doesn’t fit me very………………..
I looked up as I was dragged out of my thoughts to see the headlights coming at me. Now I am not filming a drama and the male lead isn’t going to pop out of nowhere and save me from the moving vehicle… No…. I simply moved back out of the street quickly to make the driver stop playing with his horn. As I stepped backwards onto the sidewalk I failed to pay attention to my surroundings and came to a halt as my body ran into someone else's. I spun around and apologized quickly to the man I had bumped into as he walked off grumbling. The sidewalk was packed and I couldn’t help but wonder how I had completely ignored how many people were around me as I walked into the street.
“What are you doing?” Donghae’s angry voice sounded.
“Sorry I wasn’t paying attention.”
“This is why your brother won’t let you go out alone.” Donghae sighed as he grabbed my hand and pulled me out to the parking lot towards the car.
The car moved silently through the streets. I was pretty sure Donghae was upset with me again and I guess I could understand why…. At least this time. I sat quietly looking out my window watching the night lights flash by. Wonder why Oppa hasn’t called me today, maybe it was because he knew I was with Donghae? I wonder why Oppa is okay with me going out with Donghae but not Kyuhyun? I laughed softly to myself…. No I know exactly why he worries when I go out with Kyuhyun. The evil maknae and my own mischievous self together is kind of scary in a way.
“What are you laughing about?”
I looked back at Donghae and shook my head. “Nothing, just thinking.”
“That is a scary thought.”
“Is not.” I turned my attention back to the window deciding it was best just to ignore him. GROWL. My face turned red and I looked down at my offending stomach. I hadn’t realized I didn’t eat anything but breakfast today. I had been too excited to even think about food at the aquarium.
“Are you hungry?” Donghae asked a hint of laughter in his voice.
“Maybe.” I said grumpily.
“Let’s stop and get food, I will tell your brother, I’ll take you home after I feed the bottomless pit.”
“Hey! It’s not bottomless.”
“Are you sure? I have seen you eat before.”
I ignored him and watched him pull into a parking lot near a restaurant. “I am going to let you out. Go get us a table while I park the car okay?”
I nodded my head and moved to open the car door. I pushed the metal contraption open and went to get out only to feel Donghae pull me back into the vehicle as another car sped by almost taking the car door with it. “Are you stupid?”
I looked back at him surprised. My heart pounding a bit from the shock.
“Why would you jump out here? I wasn’t even fully stopped! Do you have a death wish?” Donghae’s face turned a slight shade of red and I stared at him. “Shut the door!” His voice had gotten louder and I quickly moved to close the door. He pulled passed the restaurant and to the parking lot.
“I thought you were going to have me get a table?” I asked meekly.
“I can’t even let you do that without almost getting killed.” He huffed. The car stopped and he turned to face me. “Be more careful would you?”
I nodded my head and followed his lead to get out of the car. Like the last time he walked over and grabbed my hand pulling me slightly forcefully towards the restaurants building.
To say you could cut the tension with a knife at dinner wouldn’t be a lie. We ate silently and he didn’t even once look up at me. I couldn’t help but notice his face was still a bit red… probably because he was still contemplating how I could be so stupid. I mentally kicked myself. good going Nari… give him more reason to call you things like stupid why don’t you?
It was an honest mistake! I mean I should have been paying more attention but did he have to be so angry? You would think he actually cared if he kept this up…….. The thought made me laugh only causing him to look up at me angrily. “Sorry.” I said sheepishly.
“You should be.”
I looked back as Donghae made his way back down the hall. He didn’t even see me fit to walk myself to my brother’s apartment door. I let myself in the house and was greeted by my Oppa standing in the living room. “Welcome home.”
“So what did you do?”
I froze and looked up at him in confusion. “What?”
“When Donghae called me about taking you out to eat he seemed a bit mad. What did you do this time?”
I sighed and shook my head. “Nothing out of the normal. Almost hurt myself and he went crazy and started yelling at me again.”
Siwon chuckled. “You should really give him a chance. I don’t see why you are always fighting with him. He is a nice guy.”
NICE GUY?!?! I thought back to the conversations we had had throughout the day and couldn’t help but snort at the thought. If he was a nice guy, I really was a princess! “Maybe he should be nice and I would give him a shot.” I snapped back.
“Still as stubborn as ever I see.” He shook his head. “Did you at least have fun at the aquarium?”
My face lit up and I sat down next to Oppa to tell him all about the fish and other creatures I saw on my trip.
“Are you sure you are an adult?” He asked a smiled on his face.
“What? Of course I am! A girl is allowed to get excited over something they like!” I defended as I poked him in his side.
“Well I am glad you had fun, because starting tomorrow you are going to be a bit too busy to go to places like that.”
“A bit too busy? What will I be doing? Please tell me I don’t have to go to practice with you.”
Another laugh left his lips as he shook his head. “No, seems a few of the trainers have taken a liking to you. Strings were pulled and you have an audition at SM soon… I mean if you still want to join the company?”
My face lit up and I think I might and squealed in joy. “I can audition!?”
“You can audition, but you have to do well. I can’t have my little sister breaking down and crying for a second time at a SM audition.”
I pouted my lip at him. “That was sooo not my fault!”
“Just do your best.”
I fell onto my bed my excitement level at a whole new high. To get a second chance to audition with SM and take up my old dream of being an idol seemed to be just a dream. I sighed and hugged my pillow. This time? This time I was going to show them just how good I could be. No thunderstorm would stop me this time!
Hope you all enjoyed this chapter of Oppa!! Seems our leading lady has a chance to change her boredom into something more productive. Will her audition go well this time though? Hmm seem we will have to find out!
Thank you for taking the time to read my little story and I hope to see you around for the next chapter!!
Until Next Time Loverlys!
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