Title: Eternity (3/?)
Pairing: girl!OnKey, ninja het!2min
Rating: R (don't get too excited- it's not what you think)
Genre(s): romance, fluff, drama, angst, humor
Summary: Set in the summer of 1913 when Eunsook is 18 and Gwiboon is 16. Eunsook and her mother work year round at the Kim’s summer home. Eunsook and Gwiboon have been friends since they were little girls- each summer bringing them closer. Eunsook finds herself falling deeper and deeper in love with Gwiboon, though she knows that she’s meant to fall for a man.Chapter 1
/ Chapter 2
“It feels like forever since I’ve been here, but it’s still just the same,” Gwiboon grinned, prancing down the street, her ringlets bouncing at her back. The two had been allowed to go into town for the day, so they’d taken a ferry that morning and then walked the three miles into town from there.
The year before had been the first time they’d been permitted to come into town alone without supervision. And they both loved it- loved the freedom that an afternoon of wandering around shops and eating sweets gave them. Eunsook also loved having Gwiboon all to herself for the entire day with no one to call her away. She could pretend that it was just the two of them with no one to stop them from doing as they pleased.
“It’s just been a year,” Eunsook pointed out, smiling at the way the younger girl was peering excitedly into all of the shop windows. It was as if she had never seen anything like it when she had been coming here since before they could remember and she lived in the city for the majority of the year where, Eunsook was sure, they had much more interesting stores.
“Let’s go in here,” Gwiboon exclaimed, grabbing onto Eunsook’s hand and dragging her into the shop, “I need new hair ribbons.”
Eunsook happily followed, watching as the other girl carefully went through the selection of ribbons, eventually choosing two and paying for them with some of the money her mother had given her. As they left the shop, Gwiboon pulled the blue ribbon out of her pocket and held it out in front of the older girl.
“Here,” she said, pushing the silky strip into Eunsook’s hands, “I picked this one out for you. It will go perfectly with that dress you wore two days ago.” Eunsook held the ribbon in front of her, admiring the detailed stitching that ran along the length of it.
“You didn’t have to…”
“Shush,” Gwiboon chastised, “Of course I did. It will look gorgeous on you.” And with that, she was dragging the older girl down the street again, commenting on the items displayed in shop windows as Eunsook trailed after her- cheeks pink and heart pounding as a smile tugged at her lips.
After browsing in a few more stores, Gwiboon decided that she was hungry and that they should go to the ice cream shop, which was bound to happen sooner or later since the two girls had never once come into town and not gotten ice cream. As they approached the shop, they giggled about an old man who had tipped his hat at Gwiboon and winked. Truthfully, the younger girl was getting lots of attention from everyone they passed, but she was too caught up in shopping and Eunsook to notice much.
As Eunsook reached for the door handle to the ice cream parlor, the door opened and a man and woman- perhaps just a couple of years older than Eunsook- exited the shop. They were sharing a cone of vanilla ice cream and smiling at each other, clearly in love. They stopped then, right in front of the two girls, and kissed- just a quick peck, but it was enough to make Eunsook’s cheeks tinge pink as she quickly averted her gaze to the sidewalk under her feet.
“Let’s go in,” Gwiboon chirped, grabbing Eunsook’s hand in her own and leading them to the store, seemingly unaffected by the public display of affection. But as the older girl stole a quick glance at the other’s face, she saw a light blush coloring Gwiboon’s cheeks and the bridge of her nose.
After the two got ice cream, Eunsook led Gwiboon to a bench on the sidewalk of one of the side roads in the town- the bustle becoming part of the din two streets away. It had been rather silent since they had entered the shop and gotten their ice cream- Eunsook’s chocolate and Gwiboon’s strawberry.
“I really wish people wouldn’t get all touchy in public,” Gwiboon suddenly announced between licks of her ice cream, “It’s just…impolite.”
“Isn’t that…how it is at those parties and galas you attend?” Eunsook asked, feeling an uncomfortable lurch of her stomach at the thought of some man with his arms around Gwiboon.
“What? No! Of course not!” the younger girl laughed, head thrown back and hand over her mouth, “What kind of parties do you think they are?”
“I don’t know,” Eunsook blushed, “I just always pictured…”
“Pictured what?” Gwiboon inquired curiously.
“I-I don’t really know…”
“Well it’s some dancing, but it’s mostly just dull chit chat,” Gwiboon rolled her eyes as she licked at her melting treat.
“So how many men are…courting you?” Eunsook asked, feeling as though there was lead in her stomach since she felt like she didn’t really
want to know the answer, but also that she just had
to know at the same time.
“Just two,” the other girl waved her hand, as though two was an insignificant number, “And they are both completely…boring.”
“Oh?” Eunsook tried not to let her relief show on her face.
“Well, one is boring. The other is…he tries way too hard,” she explained, “I hate to sound so harsh, but he just has no idea how to treat a woman. And his lack-of-knowledge isn’t even endearing in the slightest because he thinks
he knows what he’s doing.”
“Hmm…” Eunsook replied, as though she had any sort of experience that gave her justification to comment. Though her mind rebelled and reminded her that she would know just how to treat Gwiboon, given the opportunity to try and charm her. Despite her complete awareness that the opportunity would never
“Let’s head back,” Gwiboon suggested, having finished off her ice cream, licking a stray drop that had escaped down her hand. It was then that Eunsook realized that she’d barely eaten any of hers and it was now a soupy puddle.
“Okay,” Eunsook smiled, tossing the remainder of her melted mess into the nearest garbage can and linking arms with the younger girl. They headed off toward the docks where they would hopefully catch the ferry that came on the hour.
They watched the shore of the island get closer as they leaned against the railings of the boat, wind blowing through their hair, completely tangling Eunsook’s, but somehow only making Gwiboon’s flow out behind her like she was a goddess.
They were silent, the day of walking and shopping having taken its toll. Eunsook was tired, but her mind was abuzz, taking in all that Gwiboon had said about the men that were attempting to court her. It seemed as though she didn’t particularly like them, and while that may be a relief to the older girl, there would always be other men. And Gwiboon was bound to find one whom she liked sooner or later.
The younger girl let her head fall onto Eunsook’s shoulder as she relaxed, breathing deeply, almost in time with the rocking of the boat. Eunsook felt her muscles loosen, her body content just to have the other girl so close. She felt as though it was the perfect moment- wishing that she could stop time and have Gwiboon next to her like this forever. But despite her hopes, they got closer and closer to the island until they could see a figure standing on the dock.
“Is that…my brother?” Gwiboon asked, lifting her head and squinting into the distance. As they got closer it was, indeed, a petulant looking Jonghyun waiting for them- hands on his hips and a scowl on his face.
“Why didn’t you guys tell me you were going into town?” were the first words out of his mouth as soon as they stepped off the rocking boat and onto the dock.
“You were still asleep,” Gwiboon rolled her eyes, walking past him toward the stairs, “Besides, has it ever occurred to you that maybe we don’t want you following us around all the time?”
“Yah!” Jonghyun pouted, stomping after his sister as though he was the younger one in the family, “Why don’t you want me around?”
around,” Gwiboon called over her shoulder, taking the steps two at a time before she paused and looked down onto the dock where Eunsook was still standing, “Come on!” she gestured to the older girl, ignoring Jonghyun completely.
Eunsook quickly moved forward, climbing the stairs and passing Jonghyun with an apologetic smile. Once she had caught up with Gwiboon, the younger grabbed her hand and led her up the rest of the stairs, striding toward the lodge.
“Let’s grab a romance novel and stash it in my room for after dinner,” Gwiboon whispered conspiratorially. Eunsook blushed, but nodded, unable to stop the giggle from escaping her lips at the feel of getting away with something.
They hadn’t read any this summer yet, though it had been a tradition since Eunsook was fifteen and Gwiboon was thirteen. Not surprisingly, it had been the younger girl’s idea. Eunsook wondered just how different it would be since this was the first summer that she’d completely resigned herself to the knowledge that she was in love with Gwiboon.
Predictably, as soon as dinner was finished, Gwiboon dragged Eunsook up to her room to delve into the world of torrid romance and intrigue. Frankly, Gwiboon usually just skimmed the books for the more risqué parts. Eunsook had no problem with that at all.
The two were lying on their stomachs across the younger’s bed, shoulders touching as Gwiboon flipped through the book rapidly.
“Here,” Gwiboon announced, meaning that she’d found a scandalous part. Eunsook leaned closer to read. Taeyeon arched into Minho’s touch, her breasts trembling with each breath she took. Minho slid his fingertips along her body, tracing the curve of her hips with precision- the care with which he moved making Taeyeon all the more impatient. She parted her thighs, looking up at her lover with big and needy eyes, hoping that he would take her movements as an invitation.
His hand slid between her legs slowly, the roughness of his palms feeling sinful against the smooth and untouched flesh of her thighs. Taeyeon whimpered, feeling her womanhood throbbing with need for the man hovering over her. Minho looked down at her, his hand just inches away from the place that was hidden from everyone- everyone but him. His eyes were dark- passionate- and they did nothing to put out the fire inside of her.
Eunsook could feel herself blushing as she read the passage- this one of the most intense that they’d ever read- or at least the most intense that she
had ever read. Who knows what books Gwiboon could find in the city?
Eunsook’s entire body felt hot; her heart thumping and her breath coming much quicker than normal. Worst of all, there was an unmistakable throbbing between her legs that was proving to be quite distracting. She had to get out of there before she did something rash.
“I should probably be getting back. I’m pretty tired from today…” she mumbled, feeling her cheeks coloring even more as she stood up from the bed. Gwiboon looked up at her in surprise, the younger girl’s cheeks flushed as well.
“Okay…will you wake me for breakfast tomorrow?” she asked, eyes hopeful. Eunsook couldn’t help but smile despite her shaking hands.