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Sleeping Beauty (het!OnHo) 
21st-Jun-2012 07:05 pm
Title: Sleeping Beauty
Pairing: het!OnHo (Onew/Minjung)
Rating: G
Genre(s): romance, humor
Word Count: 733
Summary: In which Minjung saves a prince and Jinki is awkward.
a/n: This is part of a set of rewritten fairytales that I completed for a class. The idea was to give more variety to traditional fairytales so that they aren't so patriarchal, hetero-normative, and romance-focused. I'm nervous after not posting for so long! Yikes!

Cinderella | Beauty and the Beast


    Minjung was competitive. Everyone knew it. It's just how she'd always been- challenging boys to foot races (and winning) while the other girls in her town played with their dolls and served imaginary tea.

    So that's why her reaction to the news that the heir to throne, Lee Jinki, had been put under a spell was a bit more proactive than that of the other young women standing in the town square. The general consensus was that the whole incident was tragic, unfortunate, and a shame.

    No one had any ideas on how to solve the problem, seeming to assume that someone else would deal with it. Especially since the sorceress who had cast the spell was guarding the castle with enchanted creatures. One woman even joked that he needed a “Prince Charming” to rescue him.

    Minjung watched with disbelief as the women gossiped and speculated before going on with their day. Prince Charming? First of all, Jinki was a prince himself, so obviously being a man of royal descent didn't mean he was immune to evil sorceresses. And why a prince anyway? If no one was going to do anything, then Minjung would just have to do it herself.

     Which was how she found herself standing in Jinki's bed chamber, staring at the young man whom she never met as he slept seemingly peacefully in his bed.

    Minjung had fought off the creatures the sorceress had sent to stop her easily enough- evidently her active lifestyle had its advantages. She'd even managed to outsmart the sorceress herself and get past her to Jinki's room. Except now she didn't know what to do.

    Sure, she knew what she was supposed to do. She was meant to kiss the prince and wake him from the sleeping spell. But she hadn't really thought this far ahead when she'd decided to come to rescue him. She'd been focused on fighting off dragons and the like. Not on kissing some random guy whom she'd never met.

    Minjung leaned over the bed and peered at the sleeping man's face- round cheeks, full lips. He had a kind looking face, though he was asleep, so that didn't mean much. He was attractive enough she figured. But that didn't change the fact that she'd never met him. She might kiss him only to find that he was a terrible human being. Of course, he could be completely lovely as well. It was a gamble.

    I can always kiss him and then if he's awful, I can leave right away, she told herself. Part of her wanted to just leave right then, but that would be pretty selfish- coming all the way here under the guise of saving him and then not even waking him from the spell.

    Taking a deep breath, Minjung leaned over a pressed a quick kiss to his still lips, pulling back and watching as he stirred- blinking sleepily up at her.

    “Um...” she began, knowing that she should explain what was going on, “You were put under a sleeping spell.”

    Jinki just stared at her.

    “So...someone had to come and...rescue you.”

    “Who are you?” Jinki finally spoke, easing himself up into a sitting position.

    “Oh! Right,” Minjung chuckled awkwardly, “I'm Minjung. Choi Minjung.”

    “Do I know you?” he asked, looking truly perplexed.

    “Then why did you rescue me?”

    Minjung opened her mouth to respond, but found that she didn't have a particularly good answer so she closed it again.

    “Not to say that I'm not grateful!” Jinki amended, “So...thank you?”

    “You're welcome,” Minjung smiled, shifting uncomfortably on her feet.

    “Do I need to...pay you?” Jinki asked, looking at her in earnest.

    Minjung fought not to roll her eyes.

    “Obviously not,” she told him, “That's not how this whole heroic-rescue thing works.”

    “Then how does it work?” Jinki wondered.

    “I think we're supposed to fall madly in love,” Minjung told him, cocking her hip and sighing exasperatedly.

    “I don't think I'm in love with you,” Jinki told her seriously, “I'm sorry.”

    Minjung couldn't help but burst into laughter at the completely sincere look on his face.

    “Well obviously,” she said between guffaws, “We just met each other.”

    “Oh,” Jinki replied, seemingly confused.

    Minjung grinned at him.


    It turned out, Jinki was quite charming indeed and they got along better than Minjung expected.

    And if they did end up falling in love eventually, well...she wasn't complaining.

minho 2
22nd-Jun-2012 03:14 am (UTC)
22nd-Jun-2012 04:16 am (UTC)
i hope you enjoy it!
and yay JeTi!!
22nd-Jun-2012 05:08 am (UTC)
ok the jeti is finished so i can comment !
ONHO. /otpfeels
AND HET ONHO /otpfeels
but i can say this is the first time it's jinki/minjung, usually i read eunsook/minho. not complaining!
it's onho and it's enough!
omg this is so cute.
minjung would save him 'cause no one else would!

And if they did end up falling in love eventually, well...she wasn't complaining.


.. and why do i always think that your stuff is smut? i went back up and realized that it was G and my jaw dropped.

I'm happy you're back~!
22nd-Jun-2012 05:57 am (UTC)
maybe you usually only read the fics that i post that have smut? XD
and i'm glad to be back!
i'm so glad you liked this!
i'm not sure if i've read minjung/onew before...idk. they just fit for this! haha.
thanks for reading and commenting! :)
23rd-Jun-2012 02:46 am (UTC)
okay yeah - i usually do just read the smut fics
i'm glad that you're glad!
minjung/onew is a very rare thing, but it's filled with awkward!jinki and sporty!minjung and would probably make a great hs!AU
thanks for writing and replying!
23rd-Jun-2012 02:39 am (UTC)
SPOT for after I'm done with all this transferring BECAUSE JINKI AND MINJUNG
23rd-Jun-2012 03:32 am (UTC)
i hope you like it!
but i keep seeing your transferred fics go by being like "oh yeah! i liked that fic!" XD
23rd-Jun-2012 03:58 am (UTC)
XDDD then I found the ability to keep the transferred fics from showing up on people's friends pages cause I figure does everyone really just want an influx of fic
23rd-Jun-2012 04:25 am (UTC)
lmao XD well, i didn't mind. it just kept tempting me to re-read a lot of them! haha.
23rd-Jun-2012 04:29 am (UTC)
oh like I have a problem with that~ although now I'm transferring over the fic you /haven't/ read yet~ so I'm going to take a break and read your story~

sdkjffdhsjkafds I really like how you characterized Minjung and Jinki here, it's so perfect! Especially Minjung, she plays out the role reversal really well here c:

I can always kiss him and then if he's awful, I can leave right away,

Oh my God Jinki why are you so awkward /why/
I am so glad I took a break for this ;____; seriously memming this.
23rd-Jun-2012 05:06 am (UTC)
thank you so much! :')
i'm so glad that you liked it and that you liked the characterizations!
i wanted to write a fairytale with the roles reversed and ofc Minjung came to mind! haha.
and awkward Jinki. just...it had to happen. lol.
thanks so much for reading and commenting!
3rd-Jul-2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
“Do I need to...pay you?” Jinki asked, looking at her in earnest.

Forever amused at this. /nods
3rd-Jul-2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
well, you're the one who came up with that line! XD
way to praise yourself! LMAO
4th-Jul-2012 06:16 am (UTC)
Dang, was it really?
I'm torn between being like "Heh heh I'm funny" and "Oh gawd that's embarrassing that I forgot about that."

But I love the rest of this story, I promise ;_____:

Here, here's another line that made me laugh:
She'd been focused on fighting off dragons and the like. Not on kissing some random guy whom she'd never met.

Oh lady!minho, I adore thee.
4th-Jul-2012 06:30 am (UTC)
XD yeah it was. i was writing, and then i didn't know what jinki would say so i asked you and you came up with that XDXD /dying
lady!minho? juhyun? lol. too many lady!minhos. or...something lmao
25th-Jul-2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
Finally getting to catch up with your new posts. this was totally adorable.

I love the Minjung take on saving Prince Jinki. and Jinki's reaction to waking up and finding some strange girl there is how I think all fairytales should be.
26th-Jul-2012 05:44 am (UTC)
aw yay! i'm so glad you liked it!
i think fairytales should be like this too haha
thanks for reading and commenting!
1st-Aug-2012 11:13 am (UTC)
1st-Aug-2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
i'm glad you liked it!
thanks for reading and commenting!
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