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Hello everyone!!

Yes, I know that I should be taking a break from Vinge (like I said...) but I had been working on this story for awhile and I thought that I should probably still enter it.

But then I'll be going into my little hole and not come out for a good amount of time. Also, I'm sorry that this story is a bit late. I got distracted by other things;;

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Also, this story is also very long and I'm so sorry about that!! I had thought that this story would be much shorter than the one I wrote for BlackPink and well....Now it's very long.....

Anyway, I don't want to keep writing. I've been writing all week. So here's my entry for the SF9 contest. I hope you enjoy ^-^

I sat in the waiting room for what felt like hours, and the anxiety was literally killing me! I sat up straight in my seat and would not let myself relax, I had to be prepared for anything. As my only source of entertainment, I let my eyes wander around and examine the others in the room. Another girl in a similar light pink dress like mine sat five seats away from me on my left hand side, while two boys in pink dress clothes sat near me on my right side.

Men and women wearing beautiful red dresses and suits walked past us. I smiled at the ones who walked past me, most of them didn’t notice me and completely ignored me. A woman with long, straight hair made eye contact with me and smiled back. Her feathered, white wings adjusted as she continued walking. All the men and women who had red outfits on had matching wings sprouting from their backs. They looked magnificent even tucked back. I couldn’t wait till mine came in.

The door in front of me opened and a beautiful dark skinned woman came out. Her hair was braided into thousands of multi-colored braids, and she wore a long, dark red dress. Her large white wings were tucked behind her and brushed against the doorway. She looked down at the clipboard that she held in her hand and said my name. I immediately shot up to my feet and said, “Ya, that’s me.”

She glanced up at me with pretty almond shaped eyes. She lowered her clipboard and smiled warmly at me, “Well nice to meet you. Please, come on in.”

I smiled back at her and followed her into her office which was decorated with red, white, and pink roses that covered the walls, bookshelves, and her desk. She sat down and I sat in the velvet covered chair that sat in front of her desk. She looked through some more papers that were neatly stacked in front of her, before clasping her hands together and letting her eyes wander over to me.

“Can I see your mark?” she asked, her voice was sweet, yet intimidating. I was confused by what she meant so I just stared at her dumbfounded for a couple of seconds before I said, “Ooohh, you mean this?” My face flushed as I lifted up my right arm and pulled down my sleeve to reveal a red heart that seemed to glow on my wrist. She lifted her own delicate hand and wrapped her fingers around my hand before gently tugging it towards her, so that she could get a better look at it.

She caressed the tattoo with her other hand and it started to glow even more. Satisfied, she let my hand go. She then said, “Turn around and lift your shirt up so that I may see your back.” I did as she told me and she lightly brushed her hand across the long bumps that had appeared on my back around the same time my mark did. I knew when the time came, my wings would rip through the bumps and I would be able to fly.

“Thank you. You may put your shirt back on,” said the woman, pulling her hand away. I pulled my shirt down and turned back around in my seat to face her. She wrote somethings down on some papers and then looked back up at me, “Well, that’s all that I need from you. I hope you enjoy it here and are a hard worker. You start tomorrow.”

“Thank you,” I said, standing up then bowing. I opened the door and walked out in the hallway, letting out a deep breath of relief. That was easier than I thought it would be. And I was starting my new life as a Cherub, a being of love.

My mind was lost in thought as I thought about my future, so I didn’t see the man that I ran into as I was walking, “Whoa, I am so sorry. I should’ve been paying more attention….” I glanced up at the man I had walked into and my heart skipped a beat. He had jet black hair and cat like eyes that seemed to hold some sort of mystery within them. His face looked childish and innocent, but at the same time, he looked older than time itself.

“Oh no, it was my fault. Please, accept my apology,” he said, smiling. It took every ounce of my will power not to collapse to my knees. His voice was much deeper than I thought it would’ve been, but it had to be the most beautiful thing that I’ve ever heard before in my life. And his smile! I could describe it for hours and yet, no words or imagery could compare to it. I felt like I was standing in front of a God.

I didn’t notice when he left until another boy dressed in pink walked past me and gave me a weird look. I shook my head and looked around the hallway. I could still clearly see him in my head and my heart would not stop tightening and beating faster than usual. I heard someone clear their throat and I whisked around to see the dark-skinned woman standing in her doorway with her arms folded across her chest.

“That man you just saw,” she said, which caused my cheeks to burn. “His name is Inseong. But most know him by his true name.”

She unfolded her arms and started to walk away, without even telling me his true name. I yelled at her, “Wait, what’s his true name? Please, I must know!”

She stopped walking and, without turning around, said, “I didn’t want to disappoint you, but if you really want to know. His name is Cupid, the God of Love. And if you know what’s best for you, don’t fall in love with Cupid.”
I hadn’t been in the Cherub training camp for long, but it didn’t take me long to find out that there really wasn’t that many of us around. The young Cherubs that were with me when I had arrived there were seperated into a different group from us and had a different Cherub training them, so I was stuck with eight boys who were complete strangers to me when I first got there. But after a while, they started to include me in their conversations and tricks that they played. My mom would’ve probably told me not to hang out with troublemakers like these, but who else could I talk to?

We were suppose to be training, but the boys had decided to play a trick on Youngbin and while they held him down, Jaeyoon had pulled his shirt off. Now Jaeyoon was running around the large room, waving around Youngbin’s shirt around like a maniac while Youngbin screamed at him to give it back and ran around the room after him. The other boys screamed and cheered as they chased after him and poked Youngbin in his stomach and teased him.

Jaeyoon then started to head towards me, and let me tell you, there’s nothing scarier than seeing eight maniacal guys running at you, screaming their heads off. I flinched as Jaeyoon threw Youngbin’s shirt at me, which ended up hitting me in the face and then landed on my lap. Youngbin sighed and stopped in front of me. Big mistake. The boys didn’t stop running, but instead, all of them started to jump on Youngbin’s back, making a very disheveled dogpile.

Our instructor decided it was the best time to appear right then and he screamed at us to quit screwing around and get back to training. They quickly disentangled themselves and then we all bowed in front of our instructor then we quickly disbanded and grabbed our bows and arrows off the racks. We stood in a horizontal line, each of us in front of our own dummies. We raised our bows and started to shoot the dummies with the arrows.

The instructor went to each of us and would fix our positions or alignment, and tell us how we were doing. He came around to me and watch me shoot five arrows into the dummy before nodding in approval. He patted me on the shoulder and then continued on to Dawon, who continuously kept missing the dummy. The instructor had already told me before that I held more potential than the others.

“Alright everyone. Clean up the arrows from the shooting range and next we’ll be heading to the Human world to truly test out your skills. Another instructor as well as Mr. Cupid himself will be coming along with us to see how well you all are doing,” he announced, after he had checked us all and we had been going at it for a couple of hours.

Shivers shot down my back. Wait, Cu-Cupid’s coming to witness us!? I could already feel the palms of my hands start to sweat and my heart began to race faster, like it usually did whenever I thought about the God of Love.

Rowoon smacked me against my back and winked at me, “Hey, it looks like your boyfriend’s going to be watching you shoot. Better impress him and you might win his love.” I rolled my eyes and tried not to think too much about it, but his words got to me and I began to fantasize about what could be. The other members at least had a hint to the feelings I had for Inseong, and they truly liked to tease me about it.

I saw Jaeyoon roll his eyes as the rest of them started to surround us and Rowoon had run over to wrap his arm around his shoulder. His gaze met mine and I could see annoyance portrayed in his eyes. Well, except for Jaeyoon. I think he might have something against Inseong, but he wouldn’t tell me what it was.

“Now, before you all forget. Put on your masks and remember, never take them off in the Human world. It’s best if the Humans don’t see you materialize out of nowhere,” the instructor said, pausing in our march. I lifted my mask that hung around my neck and placed it over my ears so that it covered my face. I watched as the other boys did the same.
It didn’t take us long to get to the Human world. We had landed in the middle of a busy shopping area that was filled with cafes and clothing stores that were decorated with clothes that girls were fawning over. Humans walked past us without looking in any of our directions like we weren’t there, which, to them at least, we weren’t.

We held our bows tightly in our hands with our arrows strung around on our backs. The masks on our faces made it slightly harder to breath, but not too much. The boys and I all wore matching pink outfits, while the two instructors stood proud with their red ones. Cupid also was wearing a dark red suit. Unlike the instructor’s dark red clothes, Inseong wore a bright white suit that matched the color of their wings. His wings were also white, but their tips were drenched in the color of blood. He was so beautiful that it was hard to even look at him, but even then it was hard to listen to the instructor speak while his beauty seemed to draw my eyes to him.

Once the instructor finished talking, he called Jaeyoon to the front and told him he was the first to find two people to pair. Other than our ability to shoot better than normal Humans, Cherubs were able to sense who had already been claimed by love and which two Humans were fit to be together, but that doesn’t mean that we never make mistakes, especially Cherubs who were still getting use to their newfound powers.

The instructor went down the list, but so far all the boys had chosen incorrectly and as they raised their bows to fire, Cupid would raise his hand to stop them from firing then they would move onto the next boy to see if he could pick the right one. It’s not like everyone fell in love at the same time, some people needed more time to find their lovers while others were hiding in plain sight.

Finally, it was my turn. I gripped my bow so tightly that my knuckles turned white. I couldn’t stop gulping as I went to stand in front of everyone. In the back, I could hear the instructor tell the other and Inseong how I was the best in the class and to pay special attention to me. Great, I thought I was nervous before and now I’m even more freaked out!

I took a deep breath and tried to calm myself down. I opened my eyes and let them wander and examine each person. In my head, I started to jot down who had already been chosen and who was still waiting. I kept special attention to the ones who were still waiting, trying to find a pair that were fated together. I don’t know how I knew what I knew, but somehow I knew, deep in my heart I could sense their emotions.

There. I noticed a young girl in her college years standing with a group of her friends as they sat together in one of the cafes. I turned slightly to the left and saw a man who was only a year or two older than her, about to walk past her as he carried his books in one hand and a book bag in the other.

I raised my bow and pulled back on the string as I grabbed an arrow from my back and put it against the string. I pointed the bow in the direction of the boy and was about to shoot when I could feel Inseong’s eyes staring at me. My palms started to sweat and my hands began to shake. How was I supposed to keep myself calm when he was staring at me!?

I felt someone place their hand on my shoulder, causing me to let out a squeal and let the arrow go. I watched in horror as the arrow shot passed the boy with the books and hit another boy who had been sitting on one of the benches, staring at his phone. The arrow hit him in the shoulder and he glanced up and his eyes turned to the right. I could feel his love start to grow as he stared at one of the college girl’s friends, who, I already knew, had a boyfriend. Guilt stabbed through me and I turned around to see that the owner of the hand was Cupid himself.

He had been staring at the boy with eyes that held disappoint and annoyance. Misery joined in with the guilt as his cat-shaped eyes glanced down to look at me.

“I guess, at a certain point, this was my fault. But you shouldn’t let your emotions get to you so much,” he said, not breaking eye contact with me. “I can feel your anxiety as if it belonged to me. I hope you remember the pain your feeling for this boy, since now he had to live with an unrequited love for a girl who can….should never fall for him back.”

His voice was still as beautiful as it had been when I had first heard him speak, but this time, it seemed to strangle me rather than possess me. “Is there no other way? Can’t I just shoot the girl with an arrow, or could you take my arrow back so that he doesn’t love the girl anymore?” I mumbled, I wished my voice sounded stronger than it was.

He shook his head, finally breaking the connection, then replied, “No, if she was to fall for him it would just end in a disappointment. She’s fated to be with another, not this boy. And if we did match them up, her boyfriend that she’s with now will end up heartbroken. I doubt you would want him to be sad, now would you?” I shook my head and he continued, “And I can’t take back the arrow. What’s done is done. Eventually, his love for her will fade away. He’ll find someone else that he’s actually meant to be with, and then we can shoot him with another arrow. Or, his love for this girl will drive him mad and he’ll never move on. But we can’t think so negatively, so for now we’ll hope that he’ll move on as soon as possible.”

With that said, he turned around and told the instructors to take us back home. I watched in fascination and dejectedly as he opened his gorgeous white and red wings and jumped into the sky. I continued to watch, as if it was my life’s goal to watch him, as he flapped his massive feathered wings and flew away into the clouds that were as white as his clothes were. My friends didn’t laugh or mess around this time as we headed back.
I was heading towards the training room, not thinking about anything in particular except for ways that I could improve on my aim. I passed a young girl wearing a pink dress who was sitting on the bench that I had been sitting on just a month and a half ago. I smiled at her and she glanced up at me in awe. I was still wearing a pink dress that marked me as a Young Cherub, but I could literally feel my wings coming in. But the pain was tolerable, most of the time.

I gave a little head bob to the Cherubs in red that I passed, most of them had started to get to know me, so they either waved at me or bobbed their head back. But some still ignored me. I could live with that.

Looking at their red dresses and white wings, thoughts of Inseong started to come to my mind. My mind started to wander with daydreams and things that could never be, and before I knew it I had walked down a hallway that I wasn’t that familiar with. I paused and stared curiously around the small space. I was about to turn around and head back when the only door in the hall opened and Inseong stepped out.

I jumped, but he didn’t seem confused to me. He leaned on the open door so that he could get a good look at me. His eyes still held mystery inside of them, but now they even held something mischievous in them.

“I was actually think about you,” he said, softly but cooly. “Please, come on in. I have something to say to you.” He moved aside, but not enough. As I walked in, my arm lightly brushed his chest and my whole face heated up. I ducked my head down and basically sprinted inside of the room. What could he possibly want from me?

My eyes were wide as saucers as I glanced around Cupid’s office. The walls and floor were a dark gray, reminding me of a dungeon cell but it didn’t give me off a dark vibe. Even though the room seemed intimidating, it felt more like I had just walked into an elegant ballroom. A dark wooden desk sat in the middle of the room with red velvet chairs placed in front of it. The whole room was decorated in dark red roses, similar to the woman’s I had seen when I had walked into her office long before. Except, candles also covered the entire room making the room much more romantic than a normal office should be. But I knew that this was no normal office.

I heard the door click shut and I started to turn around when Inseong grabbed my arm and waist and spun me around. He slammed my back onto the wall, which caused rose petals to fall. I gasped and before I could even process what was going on, his face shot forward and our lips were about to touch. But he stopped them before they did.

I was breathing heavily as his lips curled into a smile and his cat-eyes shined as he laughed. He pulled his head back, but didn’t move the rest of his body away from me. I blushed in anger and embarrassment.

“I could hear your longing for me from a mile away,” he chuckled, causing my heart to race even more at the sound of it. But also causing me to blush even more at his words. “I can feel your desire and excitement when I pulled you into me, and then I could feel your disappointed when I didn’t kiss you.”

“But, you need to stop this,” he raised his hand and let his fingers gently caress my face. Shivers shot down my whole body at his touch. “You can’t keep thinking about me all the time. These feelings that your feeling for me will be your pain and misery. Find someone else to fall in love with.”

He let go off me and took a step back. He smiled at me, but it was more a small that you would give a young child when you caught them doing something they weren’t suppose to. He turned around and walked out of the office, leaving me there in the dark to think about what had just happened and what his words meant. I won’t lie. I started to cry.
I had spent almost an hour looking for a pair, and finally I found them. I raised my bow up to eye level, set an arrow on the string, and pulled back. I took a deep breath in and then let it out. I did this a couple times, focusing myself. I couldn’t fail this time, no. I had to prove myself. I let my mind clear and focused just on the boy I was about to shoot.

“Come on, just shoot him! You’re taking too long!” groaned Jaeyoon, while the others held a chorus of agreement. I rolled my eyes and tried to focus, but my so called “friends” would not shut up! They kept up their complaints and kept nudging me to shoot. I lost it.

“Just leave me alone!” I snapped at them, putting my bow down and turning around to face them. They jumped back, but then they went back to their normal selves and immediately began to tease and pick on me. Irritated I pushed past them and started toward the other side so that I could get a clearer shot of the boy who had moved into one of the stores.

“Come on, we were just messing around,” teased Zuho. I rolled my eyes and kept walking.
“Ya, it’s not like you’re not distracted by Inseong at all, right? Your head over heels for him, of course you can’t get him out of your mind, now can you?”

I turned around to see Jaeyoon standing a couple of feet away from me, his arms crossed over his chest. “No, I wasn’t thinking about him, Jaeyoon. And I’m not 'head over heels' in love with him, okay. He’s the God of Love.”

I turned back around to continue walking away, but then I felt an arm grab me around the neck and waist. I fought against him, but he was too strong. Then Jaeyoon jumped at me and ripped my mask away from my face. The boy who had been holding on to me, who it turns out was Taeyang, let go of me and I watched in horror as Zuho pulled back on his bow and let an arrow fly at me.

The arrow missed me and I spun around to see a boy, who had been right behind me, get hit with the arrow. His face, which had held no emotion before, now looked confused as he stared at me. His eyes went wide and I could feel his love grow, except. His love was meant for me since without the masks, the Humans could see us. And the boy’s first sight was me when he got shot.

The boy walked past me and I felt a strong hand grab me and pull me close to them. I was about to scream and fight back, but he just put my mask back on my face and then let me go. I spun around and saw that it was Inseong. Once again, he had seen the whole thing happen. Except this time, his eyes looked very sad and he didn’t say anything for a very long time.
Jaeyoon grabbed the bow from Zuho and then stomped over to me, his eyes filled with anger but also with regret. He slammed the bow down in front of me and I flinched at his aggressiveness, “Now let’s see how much Cupid loves you back. Ask him how to fix this mistake,” he hissed at me.

I looked at Inseong, and my eyes begged him to tell me what to do. But he just stared at me, his eyes sad but distant. Just like the look of a God. I forced myself to look away and I grabbed Jaeyoon’s arm and whimpered, “Please Jaeyoon, tell me. What’s going to happen?”

He glared at me then shifted his eyes to Inseong as he said, “That Human that we just shot with an arrow, he’s in love with you now. But you don’t love him, so now he’ll be stuck in love with a girl that he can’t have. Now he must deal with unrequited love. But you can put him out of his misery. You can let yourself fall in love with him, but if you choose to be with him then you’ll lose your wings. Permanently.”

What, no. This couldn’t be happening to me. I didn’t want to make this decision! I was about to scream at Jaeyoon to shut up, but he kept speaking, “But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Cupid has the power to take the love that the boy has for you away if Cupid kisses you. But that would mean that no one else would ever be allowed to love you, and your love for Cupid would grow and grow until it became complete obsession. He’d be your everything, and you his Bride.”

Inseong, who was staring at me the entire time Jaeyoon spoke, looked away at Jaeyoon’s final words and sighed deeply. A sigh that seemed to add a hundred years to his neveragining appearence. He shook his head and walked over to me. Tears started to leak from my eyes and the words “What should I do?” began to form on my lips, but I couldn’t bring myself to say them as he grabbed my face.

“I can’t kiss you,” he said, caressing my face with the back of his hand, “The obsession, the feelings that you would develop for me would destroy you. I could never return the love you felt for me because I am Love. I love everyone, I couldn’t just love you and the loneliness would kill you. Many girls have fallen for me before you, and their hearts have broken since I could never choose them as my lover. What Jaeyoon has done is not a curse, but a gift. He has made it so that you have a chance to be with another, and not feel like it’s the end of world because of me.”

“But...I don’t want to lose my wings…” I murmured, pulling my face away from him. Yes, I wanted to fall in love with someone and spend the rest of my life with them, and if I couldn’t be with Inseong then that’s fine. I could find someone else. I will find someone else.

But, before I could do anything, before I could even process what was going on, Inseong said, “I’m sorry, but this is how it should be,” and then grabbed my hand, pulling my wrist up to his lips and then kissed the tattoo that rested on my skin. My legs felt weak, and the world began to turn to black. I fought against the darkness that threatened to consume me, but it was too late. I was too slow, and the world faded away, leaving me behind.
Minsung pulled me closer to his body and I leaned my head against his shoulder as we walked through the brightly lit city. Our hands were knotted together and he kissed me on the forehead. In my other hand, I held a bouquet of roses that he had given me for Valentine’s day and in his hand he carried a large stuffed bear.

We passed a cafe and a group of odd boys were setting at one of the tables. I let my eyes focus on them and a gasp almost escaped my throat. The boys saw me, some of them smiled nervously at me, while some pretended not to notice me. Only one of the boys met my eye contact and just stared at me. I tore my gaze from his and snuggled closer to Minsung, who just smiled happily at me.

Jaeyoon and the others knew better than to not wear their masks in the Human world, but I knew that they didn’t because they had been looking for me. But I didn’t want anything to do with them. Not enough time had passed for all my wounds to have healed. I thank Jaeyoon and the others for what they did, but I hadn’t forgiven them. And I’m not sure if I ever really could.

I sighed and for a second, my eyes thought they had seen a beautiful man, wearing a white suit and had piercing black hair, sitting on a bench that we passed. My head shot back to the look at the bench, but only a young couple was sitting there. I shook my head, my eyes were playing tricks on me even now. I knew better than to fall in love with Cupid.

Ummm well I hope you all enjoyed the story.....And umm....I'm going to go now. I don't really feel like saying anything so ummm yeah.

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I liked your story!
Aw thank you ^-^