due to potential language, and sensual content
Lead: Simon Dominic
The struggle to Survive is real, especially when you're trying to do it the clean way. Even harder when you're a woman as well. Sooner or later, the dirty way of living is going to find its way to you. When it offers its hand to help you with only trade is to be theirs forever, would you take it?
I woke up to find myself in a hospital bed, with an V.I attached to my arm. I blinked a few times confused as I noticed I was in a private room and not ICU. As I notice someone with brown and soft hair was laying their head and arms on my bed. I gently touch their head and play with their hair, hoping it would make them wake up. Instead they seem to sink more into the bed. I stop, and blinked as I realized, that I actually put them to sleep. They were awake to begin with.
I gently tap their shoulder, waking them back up. He sat up slowly and stretched before looking up at me. My heart sank the second I notice it was Simon Dominic from last night. We both lock eyes as he smiled kindly at me. “Glad to see you're awake. Seems you haven't been taking care of yourself.”
He moved closer towards me after looking around the room. “You and I have some business to handle when your alone. I have a feeling your family doesn't know about your debt.” Simon's expression had turn firm and cold when he spoke this time. I simply nodded my head, right when the doctor came in to check on me.
Simon got up to step out, so I could get a check up in private. Which didn't take that long. I sat up hoping my brother was with him, but he held up his hand. “He left early this morning and went to school, so that your parents don't worry too much.” Simon regain my attention, as my monitor gave away that being alone with him was making me feel uncomfortable.
“Calm down, I am not gonna harm you. I just need to inform you that your debt, its with me now. I bought it that night you beg the shark for payment plan.”
I looked at him shock by his words, while a devilish smirk appear along his lips. “I was gonna let you work off your debt as one of my organization’s security team, but then you trigger another debt with me.” He wave his hand to gesture the hospital room. I gulp whilst putting two and two together. Simon pay my medical bill.
He rolled my tray table over my lap, before placing an agreement paper work on top of it. “Read it over. It has already been adjusted now due to your debt with me. It’s the only way you can pay it off.” He sat in the seat beside my bed. “I will grant you twenty-four hours. But know saying no does come with consequences. What most people don't know is the Jung Organization is really a form of Mafia.”
He kept a stern expression as he spoke, and looked me in the eyes. Showing me he was business and serious, but was open minded. I torn my glance from him to pick up the agreement papers and read them over. So far he was stating how much I owe, and that I was agreeing to work for him as a female body guard. I froze though when I got to the middle of the agreement.
Simon's agreement also stated that I would belong to him, and I mean all of me. Mind, Body, and Soul, but trade off was that I was under his protection as well as my family. Sadly it wasn't an marriage agreement clause.
It was a mistress lover clause.
Statements were graphic and adult. I looked up at Simon to see a smirk along his lips. “See you got to that part of the agreement.” I finish reviewing and place it on the table. “Do you ask all the females that work for you to do this?”
When I glance at him again, his smile was gone and he shook his head. “Normally I make them stay strictly business with me. Don't have many female friends, if not none.” He got up, to move the table away, and say beside me. I pulled away from him, feeling a but uncomfortable. “You though, are different.”
He took my hand in his own, before having me touch the top of his head. “For now lets get you home. Pack your things, and then I'll show you to the manor, personally.” He was showing me trust but I could tell it was only a fracture. “Once at the manor we can review the agreement better together. So I can make you a bit more comfortable, and no there is no backing out, because all my men live either at the manor or in apartments close by.”
He got up, after placing my hand down gently. He put the agreement in my backpack, and place my shoes on the bed. “I'll go get you discharged.” I put on my shoes as I try to figure out a way to get away from him. Though, even I knew it would be near impossible. He was famous after all as a rapper and Mafia boss it seem.
I was about to open the door and make a break for it when Simon open it. He cocked an eyebrow as I froze in place with my hand out reach for the door handle. Simon sigh and rolled his eyes before walking into the room, and closing the door behind him. The man was now inches away from my face, and I could feel my face heating up.
“You really just attempt to run away? Even though I told you it would be pointless?”
I didn't answer him, nor make eye contact. He push me against the wall on our side, and pin my shoulder to the wall. “I am trying to help you here. I don't have to help you either. I could just let you suffer till the point that your family becomes homeless.” My fear was still telling me to make a run for it, but my logical side was telling me to stop and listen to him.
“I'm sorry, you are right.”
Was all I could manage to say softly under my breath. He set my shoulders free and fix my sleeves a bit. “Just do what I say and follow direction. I told you I was will to negotiate the deal I was offering you.” Simon's face was inches from mine, making my heart race.
“Choose now. Do you want to negotiate a deal with me, or suffer and take your family down with you. Cause I know damn well you're the glue that keeping then together." I gulp before glancing away from a moment. He really did know too much about me.
A smirk appear along his lips, before petting my head. “Good, then lets get going.” He took my hand in his own, to make sure I didn’t try to run again. I was stuck in this situation.
No going back now.
I was sitting in the waiting room with Simon hyung, my hands folded, as I pray for my sister to be okay. I know I'm an ass to her sometime but I still love her to death. We're already at risk of losing our father. I don't know what life would be like if she was left this earth. She the reason we live so comfortably. She the reason why I get to stay in High school and finish my education.
I'm sitting here, realizing all the good things she done for me. Noticing that I have been ungrateful and should do better. When I looked over at Simon hyung, my thoughts turn to questions. I never knew my sister knew him. Though I rarely knew anything about my sister now. She would go out still tired and come home even worse.
Why didn't I notice until now her health was declining. “Hyung, can we keep this a secret. I don't wanna make our mother's health drop either. We already have enough to deal with our father being admitted here.” Simon hyung looked over at me, and patted my shoulder.
“No worries. I was about to say keep it a secret. Your noona already told me everything. Been trying to convince her to let me help her, but she stubborn.” I blinked at him a bit confused, but before I could question further, Doctor came over to us. “Mr. Jung and Mr. Feng, she stable, seems she fainted from malnutrition. At Mr. Jung requested she been moved to a private ICU room.”
I look over at Simon hyung a bit stun. I didn't know he made the request when he paid the bill. “Thanks Doc, can you lead the way to her room?” The doctor nodded and took us to my sister room. Then left when we were at the doorway. I grabbed Simon hyung arm to get his attention.
“Hyung, please tell me my sister hasn't been doing dishonorable things.”
Simon hyung looked at me shocked, and patted my arm, once I let his go. “Your sister is the most honorable person I've met and a fighter. I was trying to recruit her to work at the AOMG MMA gym. Ended up becoming friends with her.”
A wave of relief wash over me, making me smile at him. “Really? Then I'll help you. She might take your offer if I bug her.” We both laugh a bit, before going into her room. I sat by my sister, as Simon lay on the bench. My sister was sound a sleep the whole, and the nurses that check on her told me she was strong and would get better soon.
My worry must have been all over my face, because I never asked them if she was okay. When I notice the sun was getting ready to come up. I knew I was gonna have to go soon. I woke up hyung to see if I needed. To skip school or not.
He look up at me, before sitting up to look around. “Sorry to wake you up, but are you planning to stay with noona?” Simon hyung nodded his head as he fix his hat and hair. “Go to school. Its what your sister would want. She works hard so you can stay in that expensive school right?” He really did know so much. It made me wonder how long he knew my sister.
“Alright, take good care of her. I am trusting you a lot hyung.”
He smiled at me and patted my shoulder after getting up. “I'll personally bring her to see you when she wakes up. Be it at school or home.” I smiled back at him before we exchanged numbers. I then kiss my sister's head before leaving the hospital to go to school.
Simon had us get in the back seat of his car, after discharging me. I kind of half expected him to be driving an expensive car, but he was a mafia boss in secret and a celebrity in public. So, no surprise he had a personal driver. I sat as close to the door as I could, as he stared at me.
“Good thing I had the driver child proof that door.”
I blinked before realizing he though I was attempting to run again. “I'm not trying to run. Just trying not to be near you.” He looked hurt by my words and looked away. “Oh, alright.” The reflection on the car window show that my words actually bother him. He was just trying not to let me know.
When we arrive at my family apartment. Simon got out of the car and help me get out too. “You're brother said he would come straight home from school. He wanted to make sure you were okay himself.” I simply nodded my head as I step a head of him.
Simon grab my shoulder to stop me. When I look over towards him, he pointed out his men hiding spots for me to see. “They are there for our protection if not to make sure you don't run for it. Just a cautionary. Though I doubt you'll let your family know you are in debt with any mafia.” Simon's words were cold but still manage to send chills down my spins, since he was softly speaking in my ear.
I just simply nodded my head, before he let go of my shoulder. He then waved his hand for me to go ahead of him. I was half way up the stairs when I heard someone call out to me. I look down to see someone running towards the stairs. “Its your brother.” Simon had saw him, and help me stop on one of the floors, so that my brother could run into my arms.
“Noona! I am so glad to see you're okay.”
Dujin pull always to give me a warm smile. “I am so sorry for being a brat last night. If it wasn't for you, I would have to drop out.” I patted his head, and mess up his hair the way he liked it when he was a kid. “When did you get to be taller then me?” I smiled at him as he pretend to just now notice the height differences.
“I know I can't control you. You are your own person, but remember you are not alone in this world. Your family loves and cares. Well will always want the best for you and hope you become a good man.”
Dujin tear up before attaching himself to my arm. “I know, and last night with Hyung help. I reflected on my wrongs.” He turn around to shake Simon's hand. “Hyung, I can make sure noona gets in.” Dujin smiled and bow his head. I turn to make eye contact with Simon. He seem to want to say something, but just nodded.
“Actually, Simon needs to come with us. I need him to help explain why I will be moving out.”
My little brother look at me like I lost my mind, before looking behind me. “Is this because of the job you told me about?” I glared at Simon, wondering what my brother was talking about. “Actually its not about the security guard job this time.” Simon gave a warm smile before pulling me towards him to give me a back hug.
Dujin gasp at the site, before joy wash over his face. He then ran to the apartment. “Umma! You won't believe what just happen!” I looked up at Simon, and was left startled by his lips brushing against my cheek.
“Its for the best. This way they see you leaving as a sign of good fortune. Plus its not like you're not ever going to see them again. I ain't that cruel.”
I scuffed at his confession on his level of cruelty. I pulled out of his embrace and walked towards my apartment. When we both enter, my umma ran into my arms. She never knew her own strength, so when I caught her, it kind of hurt. “Baby girl! I didn't know you were dating? This whole time I thought you were working.”
I glared at Simon, earning a wink from him. Umma removed herself from my arms and turn towards to Simon. “You must be the young man my son was rambling about.” Simon bow politely and gave a winning smile. “Ne, my name is Kiseok. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
I blinked a bit shock that said another name. “But on tv people know me Simon Dominic.” I really did need to catch up with what going on around me. Because I forgot he was famous, so of course he used a stage name. “Ri, how did you manage to get your hands on the cutie pie?”
Simon chuckle as my mother took his arm and led him to the kitchen. “Join us for a meal. Since you've been hogging my daughter so much. You owe me that much.” He seem shy and rubbed the back of his neck after my mother spoke. When we got further into the apartment, I started to tear up.
My father was sitting on the couch, watching tv. He turn to smile at me, before I ran over to sit beside him. My father put his arm around me, allowing me to hug him. “So good to see you too, ttal(daughter).” I rested my eyes and enjoy my father's presents. I was so happy I got to see him. My brother even snuck into the cuddle session with him.
“Glad to see you're home sir.”
I glared up at Simon, annoy but his daring motion to talk to my father. My father look up at Simon, whilst my brother sat up. “Appa, this is Noona's boyfriend, Kiseok. She timed introducing him to us perfectly. Now he can say he met you, Appa.”
I looked a bit shocked when my brother made the claim that Simon was my boyfriend. “You sure he the boyfriend? Your sister's expression say other wise.” I kissed Appa cheek for knowing me so well, but didn't have the heart to tell him he was right. If I did, it meant confessing to my wrong doing and putting them in danger.
“Sorry Appa, Kiseok is my boyfriend. I'm just surprised Dujin knows that.”
My father petted my head before having Dujin and I help him up. Simon and Dad gave each other the proper greeting this time. We ended up having a family dinner together, as my mother try to get details on my relationship out of Simon. Father just enjoy his food, as Dujin try to get Simon to listen to him rap.
I was enjoying the fact that Simon was being annoying, until he reach over the table, to hold my hand. “I think its time you tell them, Ri.” I wanted to slap his hand away and tell him to get out and never touch me again, but then he would make me regret it.
The place was surrounded with his men still, as long as he was in here with me. I sigh and nodded my head, before giving a weak-hearted smile. “You're right.” I stood up to go stand behind Simon and massage his shoulders. “Umma, Appa, Dujin, I am going to be moving out. I will still be helping as best as I can because I love my family. Don't want to anyone of you struggling, but I'll be moving in with Kiseok oppa. We've been dating a while and feel the time is right.”
My father expression said he didn't approve, though I wasn't surprise. He was a very old school kind of man. My mother accepted happily and started cheering. She been dying to marry me off anyway. Dujin just looked dumb founded.
“Hyung, you didn't tell me you would be taking my noona away from us.”
Dujin sounded piss off and stood up. “I am not taking her from you. I'm helping juggle everything better. So she can have more time to be with all of you. At the rate she going she going to get sick.” Simon held my hand that rested on his shoulder, whilst keeping eye contact with my family. “I only want the best for her. Nothing more nothing less. I promise you that.”
I almost believe him but knew not to let my guard down with him. I went with my mother and pack my suitcase with the things I had in the house. Wasn't much since I threw out a lot when I moved back home. “Ttal, is this something you really want to do?” I smiled when m father enter the room. “Appa, it is better this way. I can help you all and still live my own life. I promise I'll come straight home when that changes.”
We gave each other a big hug. I wish I could tell him the truth but I wanted my family to stay safe. I just hope Simon really was going to help me keep them stable too. I left the room I shared with my brother. Simon was standing in the hallway with Dujin nagging him to take care of me.
“You ready, Ri?”
I nodded my head before kissing and hugging my family goodbye. The moment I walked out the door with Simon I knew.
I world was never going to be the same again.
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