Title:Big Bad Wolf (Chapter 1)
Genre: Romance, AU
Pairing: HunHan,KaiSoo, SuKris, BaekYeol, XiuChen(As per appearance in fic and may change in accordance to plot)
Summary: All Sehun wanted was to protect Luhan, protect his smile but it turns out that the older slowly becomes the unnecessary sacrifice.
Warning: Unbeta-ed. implied sex. bullying. crude language
Bodies crashing hard against the lockers are now norm at mornings in XO University’s hallways. Students don’t crowd around anymore, though others still gawk just to double check if the prey has already changed. Everyone seems to be numb of the painful mornings for the targets but some of the unfortunate souls still feel tortured, especially when the one hurting them is their supposed best friend. And that is exactly the reason why LuHan's eyes still water every time. If it was just physical pain he could take it but it's the look on Sehun's face he couldn't stand. Any other person may see nothing because they don't know SeHun like Luhan does. He always looks blatant and bored but he's not. LuHan could always see the flicker of emotions on Sehun's face. The younger boy seemed more tortured than he is every time but none of the two could do anything because the pack leader is always watching. Wu YiFan's day always start with a good show from the neophytes. Nowadays he frequently fancies seeing Oh Sehun conjure tears to the eyes of his senior LuHan. Sehun does it with such a blank face that makes YiFan smirk, he could smell the strong potential to the kid, and all he needs to do is harden him more. This is his way of sharpening his prodigy to perfection. Make him start his best friend’s day a hell.
"Hit him" YiFan ordered. Sehun perked up looking at him with his eyebrows furrowed, his hands fisted but staying down. YiFan huffed knowing the younger won’t heed. He just walked away and every member followed silently, Sehun was the last to do so. He was to reach out for Luhan's cheek but withdraw his hands and turned away quickly. Luhan just let out a breath and tried to compose himself as he picked up his books. Another pair of hands started picking up with him
"I think this is too much" the other spoke
"Sehun couldn't do anything" LuHan defended
"Because Kris is watching? I still think this is going too far"
"What could we do Tao?" the older boy said with resigned tone as he stood up and put the books he doesn't need for the next class back to his locker. His younger friend Huang ZiTao scowled but followed him quietly to the class they share together. He doesn't know what to say, he himself doesn't know what to do with YiFan even if he knows this is all wrong. He always saw YiFan's behavior as his fault; Kris also clarified this to him lots of time in the past.
"Sooner or later you'll need to land a punch or two on LuHan hyung, you know that right? Kris hyung might be tolerating your refusal now but one day he'll decide you have no excuse" Kim JongIn sat beside SeHun in class muttering this but didn't forget to drag his boyfriend to the seat next to him
"I won't hit LuHan hyung. I've been hurting him enough with how i act; I don't want to actually hurt him. I joined the wolves because I want to protect him, not otherwise" SeHun said with obvious frown of indignant reasoning
"You should have just asked him to join us. Look at me and my Kyungsoo" JongIn pointed out squeezing his boyfriend's hand he never let go of since they entered the room. Sehun stared at his desk, a pink shade tinting his cheeks a bit with the subtle implication
"LuHan hyung and I aren't... I'm just his dongsaeng. And- and he wouldn't want to"
"Whatever, deny all you want" JongIn gave up and just turned to nuzzle Kyungsoo's neck and he started kissing and nipping the area but Kyungsoo pulled away rather uneasy. His ethereal look of shock plastered on his face as his eyes wandered around and said in a hush
That made JongIn frown at the other but didn't try again anyway. He respects Kyungsoo so he just pulled away, even letting go of the other's hand and tried to look in front as their professor enter the room. KyungSoo has been doing this lately, pulling away, refusing intimate moments with him; JongIn is starting to get worried.
"Wu YiFan, get down here this instance and get to class now or we'll be late" the shorter male with dark hair and kind smile called out to Kris who was resting on the rooftop
"If you keep doing this, you'll be late in class one of these days" Kris retorted but started standing up
"Not if you could just go to class on time on your own" their class president flashes him that smile that never fails to look the same every day.
YiFan always wonders how Kim JoonMyun not give up on him when everybody seems to do so. The teachers, his supposed friends, his classmates, even his members gave up calling him for class but JoonMyun is always there, consistent, everyday; few minutes before class JoonMyun would always find him and walk with him to class.
JoonMyun put his hands on either of Kris' shoulder and his eyes wonder on the older's whole being. He always does that too. Like a mother sending her son to school, checking that everything is clean and perfect. JoonMyun reached over to fix the other boy's tie. He also plucked the hat off Kris' head and tried to tame the unruly blond locks. At times like this, when it's just the two of them, YiFan let SuHo care for him. Despite of his cold guy image, Kris really likes being cared of like a little child but he only shows his tamed self around people he likes.
Like usual, they walked through hallways with silence, sometimes filled by JoonMyun’s reminders of socializing, class importance and the likes. JoonMyun stopped mid the stairs and turned back, his eyes searching with uncertain concern
"What?" YiFan involuntarily asked
"I just...nothing" JoonMyun just shook his head trying not to think of how he felt that someone was watching them. But he could swear he saw shadows move not too far.
Pack is what they call a group of wolves that come around to hunt. WOLF is the name of XO University’s notorious group who lurks around and prey for targets that the leader chose. There are no trend, targets get pick at random or so people say. But members of the pack exactly knows who were picked and why. WOLF has been in XO University’s history as long as anyone in school could remember; it’s like a fraternity but goes deeper
No one could and have ever gone against the group, no teachers, and no students. Even the board has no power to stop the group from going because everyone also knows the Wolves are necessary evils. They cause fear, fear of getting noticed so no one really wants to be trouble makers unless they are members. Other schools never tried bothering any students of the university too, because anyone could be a wolf, no one wants to make a mistake. Other schools also know wolves are territorial, no one touch their members or their food.
WOLF is a constant. If you can’t be a part of it, then pray hard you won’t get scented. Members are hand-picked by the leader; believed to be the reason why they only accommodate the best. If anyone comes up, one glance from the pack leader and you could be a wolf or the meal. Being a part of the pack is a privilege that could last for a lifetime. But it especially works during university days. They get around easily, no one tells them no, they get away with some sanctions, and they usually get away from bullying or beating up other students
Pack leaders usually starts at freshman, former leaders chose their heirs and nurture them till they graduate. Current leader, Wu YiFan or Kris for others, thinks he already have his heir in training. The moment Oh SeHun fought his way to the WOLF pack’s hallway, yelling as he declared his desire to become a member with mixed blood and sweat running against his cheeks along unrivaled determination burning too bright in his eyes, Kris knew he is the one.
When the pack walks in, everyone would be silent but eyes fixed on the group, because that’s how Kris likes it. There was a talk going round saying Wu YiFan is the scariest leader the WOLF have had yet. Past pack leaders were loved. They were thought of as protectors, guardians. But Kris’ generation of wolves is considered as university version of mafia or yakuza. YiFan said that wolves are supposed to be fierce not cuddly idols so he constantly shows off his prowess through public humiliation and torment of targets at lunch time. But that’s when he’s in the mood and in particular days he just feels more childish and just eats other students’ foods. Today is one of those rare lucky days
Kris’ head turns every now and then, trying to spot something of interest. After a little while he saw them, his favorite herd of sheep. The one Sehun formerly belonged to. When they were about to pass the table he turned to the younger to catch him, as expected, looking at Luhan. Kris smirked inwardly. Things that he asks of Sehun might seem petty but he does it to prod the younger into giving up the friendship. Kris isn’t really interested in tormenting LuHan. The deer-eyed boy doesn’t strike any of his nerves, good or bad. He has no other reasons but the relationship HunHan have.
“Do you want it?” Kris asked as he slung his arm around the other’s shoulder
“What?” Sehun asked, trying to hide his inner panic. Everyone was watching them, even Luhan is looking. Kris whispered words that made Sehun’s eyes to widen, his breathing threatening to go erratic, his mouth open and stare not leaving LuHan. Kris’ grin widened evilly as he pulled away and asked
“Are you hungry, Sehun? We don’t like starving our members. Why don’t you grab what you want? You seem like you could use a bite” every wolf let out affirmative response and only Sehun knew the real malice in the words because only him heard the whispers of their leader earlier ‘I know you want to fuck him on the table right now, but I’m actually asking about the food. Don’t fret kiddo’
. It makes him shiver inwardly.
“Nah-uh, we should really have a talk about how you openly refuse me in public nowadays. Maybe you deserve a bit of whipping if you continue this” Kris’ expression doesn’t leave a trail of any mirth. “Take it” direct order and Sehun must follow. Sehun walked over to LuHan who’s already anticipating what would happen. It’s just food; it doesn’t really matter to LuHan so he just pushed his plate toward the younger once he’s close by. They thought that was it but then leader Kris added “You know what? Just take all foods in this table. Lots of our members are hungry” all occupants of the table stared up at Kris. YiFan knows that giving his food away wouldn’t be much for LuHan so he would make the other boy carry the burden of making his friends hungry too. Everyone on the table looked dejected as they saw their food being taken away, everyone except from one who was beaming brightly at him offering his food to no other but Kris himself
“My mom prepared this. This is her specialty.” Kris doesn’t look amuse, once in a while idiots like this comes by. Those who try to get on his good side, offering him whatever they got hoping that Kris would let them into the pack just like that. He was about to ward off the boy with a glare but someone pulled the annoying kid
“Baekhyun!” the lanky tall boy with fairy ears who was sat beside the irritating one (Baekhyun as he heard) stood up and tried to pull his friend down. Kris’ eyes lingered over the boy, he’s got good built, YiFan noted, then they met gaze. Unlike other student’s, this boy didn’t turn away even when Kris threw daggers with his glare. The boy just kept pulling his friend down and sat back to his seat himself once he succeeded.
“What’s your name?” Kris asked
“Byun Baekhyun! I’m Byun Baekhyun!” the irritatingly smiling boy jumped in
“Not you..” Kris brushed him off and gave a pointed look to the real one in question
“Park Chanyeol” said boy stiffly answered
“Park Chanyeol, okay. Leave Park Chanyeol’s food with him” Kris said smirking as he saw everyone else’s reactions. They were all frozen in surprise, they must be wondering what the hell is going on in his mind “Park Chanyeol, I’ll remember that name” Kris said as he turned away. He sure heard Chanyeol utter “I would rather if you don’t” and the other’s on the table hushing him but he didn’t care as he just continued walking away. He wants to think so he’ll just go to his own sanctuary; the rooftop.
“Why did you do that Yeol?!? That was my chance!” Baekhyun scowled at Chanyeol who frowned back at him
“What chance are you going about? He looked like he’d chop your head off if you uttered another word! And why would you want to be a part of them anyway? It’s awful” Chanyeol reasoned
“It’s not!” Baekhyun bit back
“It is” it wasn’t Chanyeol who answered but Sehun who sat beside Luhan
“I’m sorry if you guys get pestered because of me. I’d understand if you hate me” he said with his head bowed as his hands found Luhan’s under the table
“It’s okay” Luhan coaxed but then Baekhyun interrupted
“No it’s not! Yah! Sehun-ah you owe all of us here a meal!” someone hit the back of his head and he rubs it as he turned to the instigator
“Here have half of mine if that would shut you up for a moment” Chanyeol handed the other his food and send an apologetic look to Sehun. Sehun would have wanted to speak, to explain himself, to apologize more but someone called him and he needed to attend to them if he didn’t want words of him being all ‘lovey-dovey’ with Luhan again reach their leader. He only bid them all ‘goodbye’ and a lingering stare at Luhan who didn’t let go of the gaze too.
“Anyway, have anyone seen JongDae?” Tao said after a while of silence, minutes after Sehun’s departure. Everyone threw questioning glances, made the answer easy
“I could only bet he’s in the hospital again” Baekhyun stated shrugging. He couldn’t think of any better reason why their diligent friend suddenly didn’t attend class
“Oh isn’t that one severely smitten” Chanyeol commented with a fond smile that everyone agreed with
JongDae decided to skip school for the day, not his usual but MinSeok’s parents just took off to New York for work. It’s not like they are giving up on MinSeok after just a week of stability but indefinite unconsciousness, no, it’s not that. It just dawned to them that since the boy is vitally stable, it’s okay for them to leave and just wait for news. JongDae thought it’ll be a cruel joke of fate if MinSeok awakes alone today so he rooted himself on the seat at the side.
To compensate, he read through the lesson he’s sure they’ll be coping for the day, every once in a while he bats an eyelash to the unmoving figure. MinSeok have a few bruises on his face that are just starting to darken in color. JongDae didn’t like it but it’s better than the purplish green raw colors a few days ago. He would also take time gawking at the other’s bandage head, thinking if anything went wrong up there. The doctors said they would only be sure after MinSeok awakes. Jongdae would sometimes get caught in the heaving motion of the other boy’s chest as he breathes, seemingly normal. He would catch himself with a little smile as he imagines that MinSeok is just in slumber and soft snores resonate through silent white walls. He often catch his own hands too reaching out to flatten an unruly lock of hair that seems to be obstructing the perfect view or maybe even tickling the slightly older but obliviously cuter one. At those occasions JongDae would just pull away and let out a breath while trying to get back into reading
“Food?” Kris quietly muttered as he entered the kitchen seeing Tao sitting with two bowls on the table, food still untouched. As usual, the younger waited for him to get home.
“Kimchi jiggae” Tao said with nonchalance, deciding to start digging on his food now
“Not my style” the older stated but sat on the table looking at the bowl, starting to sniff. He is really hungry if he’d be honest anything would be good at the moment. He just don’t want to look enthusiastic about what the other prepared
“Not my style~ whatever. Just like the chicken the other day wasn’t your style or the cheese sticks but you left none for me. Just sit down and eat, you don’t always need to act cool” Tao can’t help but mock because it’s all true anyway
“I’m not acting and if you really are inviting me to eat your food you don’t have to be so pissy about it” Kris started to raise his voice as he looked up to the younger’s face
“I wouldn’t be so ‘pissy’ if you just stop trying to say something snarky but end up eating everything afterwards. If you’re hungry just sit and eat.” Tao air quotes finding it hard to keep his calm tone as their eyes met in a deadly glare battle
“Why do you even prepare food and wait for me if you’d just turn it into an argument every time? I get tired of fighting with you too you know” YiFan pointed out with furrowed eyebrows
“Well sorry for going through the efforts and making sure you do eat proper food. I apologize for my concern, hyung” Tao stood up fuming and walked out of the kitchen. Kris stared at the table for a few minutes until Tao walked in again, going straight to grabbing his bowl and uttering silent ‘I just forgot my food’ trying to cover his embarrassment with irritated tone. YiFan watched him come and go, following the younger’s back.
He would have been touched, even just a bit with ZiTao’s effort every time, if only Huang ZiTao isn’t who he is. If only ZiTao has been his real brother or at least his father’s blood and not the mistress’ son to her real husband, the mistress who caused YiFan’s mother’s heart attack which killed her. If ZiTao hasn’t been so perfect that Kris’ own father favors him more than his real son then maybe, maybe they could have had a better relationship. If only…
“Come in mom”
LuHan reflexively said when he heard knocks on his bedroom door. He heard it creak open and the person closed it immediately afterwards. Luhan thought it was strange so he stood up. He turned to see the boy he longed to talk to the whole day. The younger didn’t waste any time and lunged toward Luhan. They ended up on the bed with the older squirming for a little more comfort under the other who settled in encircling his arms around Luhan’s waist and burying his face on the older’s chest. Luhan sat up a bit and started stroking Sehun’s bleached white hair as the younger started muttering a non ending string of apology. Luhan would continuously hush him saying ‘it’s okay’ and that he understood. Sehun nuzzled the expose neck which gave shiver to LuHan but made sure it wasn’t noticed by the younger.
“Can I stay here tonight?” Sehun asked in a whisper that almost didn’t reached Luhan’s ear
“Of course Hunnie, of course”
“I’m sorry hyung. I just want to be stronger.” Sehun was holding his other thoughts back because he doesn’t want to cry.
He thought once he joins the wolves he and LuHan would be free of the bullying but at the end it seems to him that he was the only one freed and now he’s even the one to torment that person he wants to protect the most. He joined for the both of them but it’s like Luhan has become the unnecessary sacrifice. Sehun hates himself over anyone because he feels so selfish. He has a choice, JongIn has been pointing it out since the start but he chose his own happiness, he chose to keep Luhan by his side.
“It’s okay Hunnie. Don’t worry. I’m even willing to take a punch if you ever need to do so” Luhan said with an easy laugh
“Don’t joke about it hyung. I’ll never do that to you” Sehun pouted
“All I’m saying is, I completely understand you. You’ve explained this to me for like the hundredth time. I’m not mad; I’ll never get mad at you”
“That makes me guiltier” Sehun slid beside the other so he’s not crushing down the smaller boy anymore but his head still rest on Luhan’s arm
“Pouty Sehunnie is a cute Sehunnie” Luhan smiled and tweaked the younger’s nose who just pouted more prominently that elicited laughters from the older
“Let’s just sleep then” Luhan pats the younger’s head which was burrowed further to his chest. Luhan have always considered Sehun as his real younger brother. Though Sehun grew to be taller and lots says he looks more mature than Luhan, when they are alone Sehun always transforms into this cuddly kid and Luhan knew he’ll never get tired of that. Even for few moments, out of school, out of the Wolf’s grasp they could be themselves, just like this.
Luhan slept soundly but Sehun didn’t. He woke up in the middle of the night. He had a nightmare but maybe he didn’t make that much noise because Luhan was still asleep. Sehun stared up at the older’s face which is only visible because of the moon’s beam through the window. His finger’s ghosted against the other boy’s cheeks. He trailed the older’s face with his fingertips as he replayed the conversation he had with Kris before he went home earlier that day“About earlier, hyung I--”
“What? Did I get it wrong? Do you take it up the ass instead?” Kris said tilting his head a bit. Sehun’s attention snapped back to his leader’s face but before he could speak Kris continued
“Sorry, I completely threw that possibility once I saw how feminine he looked. But hey I could make mistakes. He plays football right?” YiFan just confirmed with a daze nod from Sehun who still hasn’t recovered from the sexual assumption earlier “You know I heard that they get lots of accident in practice. Some members of the pack in the football team gets bored often and well bullying could happen anywhere right? I mean, I heard someone was beaten up just a week ago and is still in the hospital. That sport is dangerously violent. You must remind your friend to always be careful” Sehun gasped as quiet as he could, who wouldn’t hear the threat in that? Kris is pointing out that he could hurt Luhan anywhere anytime if Sehun won’t be willing to do it himself. That’s giving him the ultimatum Sehun never wanted to arrive to.
Sehun drew his face closer to the other as he tried to contemplate. What should he do? He can’t hurt Luhan with his own hands and he couldn’t let anything bad happen to Luhan because of his stubbornness too. He bumped his nose against the older’s, the sensation made a smile creep up to the sleeping one’s lips. The younger watched Luhan’s serene expression for a while before closing his eyes. He needs to decide, and fast
Do Kyungsoo was just drifting to dreamland when he felt warm arms latched around his waist and pull him closer to the body behind as he is lying on his side. He welcomed the arm of his boyfriend but then it started snaking under his shirt
“No Kai” he croaked with sleep laced voice
“We’re not in school anymore” JongIn maliciously uttered as his hand trailed down south to palm Kyungsoo through his boxers
“I’m tired. If you don’t stop I’ll go somewhere where I could rest” KyungSoo reprimanded as he grabbed the other’s wrist and pushed it away from himself.
“Ok” JongIn’s choked response caused immediate change of heart for Kyungsoo
After moments of silence and a few inch of distance that JongIn created, Kyungsoo rolled to lie on his belly so he could try and peep to see the other’s face. Kyungsoo squirmed his way nearer until his face is just a few breaths away from his boyfriend’s neck
“Sorry?” he uttered unsure if the other would accept
“Sorry” JongIn confirmed
Kyungsoo pulled himself up so he could kiss JongIn full on the lips and pulled away quickly to murmur his sincerest ‘sorry’. JongIn pulled him for another kissed that didn’t turn out to be as swift as the first one. They begun exploring each other’s mouth eagerly like it’s new land as well as their hands travelling familiar curves of each other’s body. Things always, just always, turns hot like this for them.
A few round of orgasms later and they were both panting, sore, tangled limbs under the blanket.
“Thought you said you’re tired?” JongIn said with a tint of smugness
“I guess I’m never tired for you” KyungSoo replied as cheesy as he could allow himself to be. Which cause him to be pulled and spooned by his boyfriend who has the sweetest sleepy smile plastered on his face as he closed his eyes.
“I like the sound of that” was Kai’s last response, before he could even hear the other say
“I love you” and much to Kyungsoo’s disappointment, he didn’t get a reply. Minutes of contemplation before he finally let sleep take over, he told himself
“Do Kyungsoo, you should really learn how to say no”
Author's Note: my first ever exo fic. posted at 1, almost 2 am and i'm quite sleepy so i'm hoping there are no typos.. I love all, please leave a comment. I would love to know what you think.. love lots~