Pairings: JKxOC, YGxOC, NJxOC, SJxOC, VMINHOPE.
Tags: Arranged Marriage AU / Prince AU / Historical AU.
If I could draw, I’d show you boys with buns and lots and lots of robes.
And tea. So much tea. (Literal tea, but also some drama and secret spilling, too).
Her touch, once so sure, suddenly so tentative. Her hand, brushing through her hair to find any loose strands, to slick back any part of her that was out of place, wrong, ugly.
A command and yet advice like that given when they were younger. Run faster. Catch me! Climb a little higher. Swim, swim, you idiot. Swim, or you’ll die.
That crashing sound, like waves ripping open as her lungs almost burst, came rushing over her head at the words. A question formed on her lips, one she knew the answer to. She had known since she was a child. She had seen it with her own eyes, felt it on her own skin one too many times. To disobey, to displease was to be worthless and replaceable. And yet she asked, anyway, her lips stable, no waver in her voice, no trembling in her limbs.
“And if I don’t?”
The subtlest disrespect, the most she could muster and get away with. The teasing she had coated the same question in so many times before being stripped away now. Nothing but seriousness, but the deep eyes staring back at hers she had looked into so many times before, had fallen asleep across from night after night. She knew the truth because she expected the truth. Had only ever had the truth staring back at her every time she looked into those eyes. Still, the answer was soft, almost reprimanding, because she knew better.
“He could kill you. He could kill me. All of us, if he wanted to. So. Please him.”