SeparatedThis wasn't where he wanted to be. Tears never used to leak down his face, until now. The faucet inside of him currently didn't want to stop. He could never feel them, but he knew they were there. He wanted to scream, he truly did... but somehow, whenever he tried, the tortured voice would get caught in his throat. Nothing but a squeak like a mouse hiding from a cat. Things weren't supposed to end this way.
She wasn't supposed to look like that. Her face was simply blank. Lifeless, some may say. He wanted to shake her awake, even tell her to get a hold of herself. She would never be able to listen. The poor man wanted to scream his tortured scream all over again. Didn't the woman want to live out her life? All she needed to do was get up. He knew it was a task never to be accomplished on his own.
She looked so pale, so empty. This wasn't the woman he once knew. He clearly remembered the way her smile glistened. Her cheeks used to hold such a glorious pink glow. Everything that she once
1 -- SHINee Lost BoysThe darkness was terrifying. The thuds grew louder and louder. A scream wanted to escape her mouth, but she didn't dare. She wanted to run away, yet it was impossible. All she could do was shiver and wait for the light to shine once again. That, and pray. Those footsteps grew closer, and her fears heightened. What danger awaited for her this time? The footsteps were loud, thunderous through her horror-struck mind. Would she ever live long enough to feel her face smile again? The door creaked open. 'No, please no! Please don't find me! PLEASE-'1 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A sudden ringing brought the lady back to the real world. She had been having reoccurring bad dreams lately, and she was happy to see she was back in her comfortable, fluffy bed. Pushing back her damp hair, she picked up her phone, which was currently playing "Can't Nobody" by 2NE1.
"Yah! Marilyn, I need you to get in to work early this evening!" a loud Korean voice woke the girl up earlier than necessary through her pink cell phone. Becau
2 -- SHINee Lost BoysThe boys were drooling, and it made Marilyn giggle. Not only were there boy groups coming into their workplace, but many girl groups, as well. Girls' Generation alone nearly made them pass out. They were shocked that not only SM Entertainment showed up, but also many groups and businesses that were on good terms with them. MBLAQ, BIGBANG, 2NE1... The whole building was full of idols. When these businesses threw parties, they definitely went full out.2 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Although it was nighttime, the outside was filled with bright camera flashes and screams. A crowd of fans shrieked and attempted to reach past the bodyguards to their favorite idol. Hundreds of declarations of love were made in not even an hour.
Personally, Marilyn thought that the main reason Kwan was doing his best at deejaying that evening was because he wanted to impress everyone. That's just the way Kwan was... especially when pretty girls were watching him. These were the best of the best; the prettiest of the pretty. Luckily for him
11 -- SHINee Lost Boys"Why would Seung say sorry to you?" Mina questioned suspiciously once Marilee walked in, holding out a note card that indeed read, 'I'm sorry. It wasn't supposed to happen like that. I've been calling you, but you won't answer me. Please answer me soon? Or call me? - Seung'11 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Marilyn rubbed the bridge of her nose. She definitely didn't want to be dealing with this after the amazing date she'd just been on. It had only been about a half hour and she already missed the bliss, laughter, and kisses... and the boy that gave her all of those. Taemin's sweet face still glimmered in the back of her head. However, the lightness she felt from everything was starting to disappear from the actions of Seung. What was he up to?
"Um... I'm not... sure."
Mina rose a brow. "You honestly don't have any idea?"
Marilee wracked her brain, trying to come up with both the truth and what she should tell Mina after deducting it. Was he saying sorry for getting her fired? For everything? She didn't have a
4 -- SHINee Lost BoysIt had been a few days since the party. As much fun as it was, it exhausted the staff. Their establishment had never been that full before. For days after the party, loads of customers filled Pulse up after hearing such good reviews of the place from the idols that had been there. Nights often ran long because of it.4 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Marilyn had gotten a bunch of crap from her brotherly co-workers over the week. They never let up on her times with the idols. In turn, she was able to fire back, especially towards Kwan and his time with f(x). Of course, he didn't deny the flirting. He prided himself on it and was envied by over half of the other boys.
Things had started to calm down, though. Well, that's what Marilyn thought, until she was once again woken up unfavorably early. Eight A.M., to be precise. A continuous knock on the door pulled Marilyn out of bed, groaning. What was the difference of being woken up by door knocking during a nice dream and a phone ringing during a nightmare? With the bad dre
3 -- SHINee Lost BoysMinho, Onew, and Jonghyun had found their friends and after meeting Marilyn, joined the table. All of SHINee, MBLAQ, and f(x) stared up at Marilyn. A lesson was being taught.3 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey," a voice broke the lesson. Hyun-Ki looked down at the only standing person, who was also the only one technically not doing her job. Marilyn's previously laughing face turned sheepish. Hyun-Ki handed off some more drinks before continuing, "We need your help downstairs for a second, Lee Lee."
"LEE LEE!" everyone cheered, happy with something they could finally pronounce. The group started clapping with their new found knowledge.
"Your name is Lee Lee?" Onew asked.
"Mhm, one of my nicknames." Marilyn grinned. Maybe she should stick to telling people her name was Lee Lee from now on...
"Lee Lee~!" Hyun-Ki's voice was warning.
"'Kay!" Marilyn gave a small bow to the idols. "Thank you for being so friendly, everyone!"
"No, wait!" Jonghyun shot up, loo
12 -- SHINee Lost BoysMarilyn shot forward screaming with tears in her eyes. Her heart raced a mile a minute and, soon after, she began sobbing. It took awhile for her to realize that this world was reality and not what she had been dreaming of. Nonetheless, she couldn't stop shaking.12 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mina dashed into the room. Normally, she was dead asleep, or, when Marilee was still working, at work when the blonde had her nightmares. However, she had just been getting ready for work herself, planning on going in quite a bit earlier than normal, when she heard the shriek. Seeing Marilee break down like this tore Mina's heart. Rushing to the blonde's side, she sat on the bed and grabbed Marilyn, pulling her to her chest and hushed the girl.
"I'm here," Mina continuously repeated as she petted Marilyn's bed head away.
"I thought the nightmares stopped," she managed to choke out, clinging to Mina's middle. Marilyn felt, and probably looked, so helpless and pathetic.
"I know, I know. You've been real happy lately to make them
5 -- SHINee Lost BoysIt was hard to stay asleep. The nightmares were too scary. She hadn't had ones this bad in quite some time. She tossed and turned throughout the night and tried to keep asleep when morning came. Finally, she gave up. Marilyn rolled out of her bed and walked out to the living room.5 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Marilee!" Mina exclaimed, looking up from the television with a bright smile. Well, at least one of them had a good night's sleep.
"Heeeeey," she greeted back in English tiredly, heading into the kitchen for some breakfast. Mina hopped off the couch and watched Marilyn as she pulled out some fruits. The Korean girl laughed at her American twin's bed head and ran her fingers through the blond hair, attempting to put it back in place tenderly.
"Ahh, didn't get much sleep?" Mina guessed, leaning against the counter. Marilee did enjoy cooking, but when she was too sad or tired to, she often opted for the easy options. Fruit was her favorite easy option for the mornings, other than cereal.
"Mm..." she grumbled ba
13 -- SHINee Lost BoysThings were different than the last time she watched television with Taemin. The first time when everyone stayed at her complex, she was the only one awake for a majority of the time. The second time, everyone was awake, but the other SHINee boys were lavishing her with compliments in order to rise jealousy in their maknae.13 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
This time, amongst the empty dishes of what had been a delicious chicken dinner (causing Onew to be in pure ecstasy for the rest of the night), everyone had fallen asleep... except for Taemin. They were watching some variety shows when each SHINee boy fell into slumber, back in their apartment's living room, one by one. She and Taemin occupied part of the couch, and when he saw that none of the other guys would be watching, the boy slipped his arm around her shoulders.
"It's cold," he told her innocently, cheeks reddening as he focused his eyes on the tv with all of his might.
Marilyn warmly smiled back, her eyelids drooping slightly. "It's a good thing you're a por
15 -- SHINee Lost Boys"Being depressed won't get you anywhere," Hyun-Ki revealed to Marilyn back at Mina's apartment. Both he and Kwan were helping Marilyn move her suitcases into Kwan's car outside of the building. Key had suggested that she moved out of the apartment as quickly as possible now that Seung was unpredictable and on the loose, despite the month Mina had given her.15 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For now, the bigger things would have to stay. Finding a new apartment in busy Seoul was hectic and near impossible these days. Hopefully she'd be able to talk to Mina before that, but if not... Since finding an apartment was a slim chance anyway, she'd be staying with Kwan until a place opened up. Key umma wanted her to stay with them, but everyone knew how unlikely that could really be. Management would find out eventually and throw a fit. Marilee would be easy to hide, being so small, but her girly items wouldn't. Hyun-Ki lived with his family still, which kept him as an option out, as well.
"Yeah, Lee Lee! You just w
14 -- SHINee Lost Boys[[A/N: Warning. There's a little more foul language in this one than normal. x3]]14 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Come to Japan and see me," Taemin whined, holding his phone out as he video chatted with Marilyn. He was laying on the bed that he shared with Minho in a nice hotel not too far from their venue at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium. He had just gotten back from a variety show filming not too long ago. The rest of the SHINee guys had gone out to pick up some food for everyone. He wanted to stay behind, though, and all four of the guys knew why. Otherwise they would've dragged him along with them.
"You're coming back in a couple days!" she replied back with a giggle, laying on her own fluffy covers. Although it was around midnight, she was happy she could see that boy's face.
He pouted again and rolled over on the bed. Returning to his small smile, he exclaimed, "Did you know that they've started releasing SHINee Chefs over here?"
"In Japan?! Really?"
"We were asked about it during an interview today. They all
18 -- SHINee Lost BoysThey were finally alone. Taemin, being the sneaky boy he was, figured out a time where everyone would be busy. He was lucky that his Koala Kid promotions had ended early. After being dazed by the flashing lights and numerous shouted questions, the staff decided to cut things early for the actors. At word of it being over, he called Marilyn right away and asked if she wanted to spend some time with him back at the apartment. For some reason, she hadn't been too keen on him being over at her place lately... not that he minded. As long as he got to spend some time with her, that's all he needed.18 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Having the apartment empty for once was a relief. Lately, it was rare for him to be alone from the others. They even went to the Koala Kid premier with him and came home with him right after. He appreciated their support and loved the guys to death, but everyone needed breathing space.
...Except he didn't want space from Lee Lee. Seeing her skip over to the car brought a certain warmth to his hear
17 -- SHINee Lost BoysTheir first time in Japan was short and sweet. After their mini break (which ended up shortening to two days instead of three), the boys had a few live events and some talk shows sprinkled in to their schedules. Marilyn spent most of her time in the hotel preparing meals for them so that they didn't have to eat out as much. From there, she'd pack up the food and travel to wherever SHINee was. It was hard to meet the required three meals a day, but she tried the best she could to keep them nourished... and they were very thankful. Their days were getting harder as time wore on and the only thing that seemed to keep them grounded was Lee Lee.17 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Whenever Marilee did get to see Taemin, at least for the first few days, he tended to be constantly red in the face. The boy didn't want to admit that it was because of their make-out session on her birthday... Being a boy meant having little control to what your mind wanted to wander to, and unfortunately, it liked to replay that little scene over
7 -- SHINee Lost Boys"Do it."7 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Yes, you can.
"Why are you tormenting my son, Lizard?!" Key asked, stepping into one of SM Entertainment's practice rooms. SHINee was taking a break from their practice. Until Key came in, only Amber, Taemin, and Minho remained in the room.
"Chill, Mouse. He needs to hear this."
"She's as persistent as you, hyung," Minho exclaimed to Key, laughing.
"Umma~! Protect me!"
"What are you trying to make him do?"
"Ask Marilyn out!"
Taemin backed up, shaking his head. "It's too soon! I won't!"
"Aish, not this again." Key rolled his eyes, stepping towards the maknae and stopping him from backing up into the mirror. "Listen. Do you like her?"
"She's nice..." Taemin nodded, looking away.
"Then what are you waiting for? At least ask her out on a real date or something."
"Yeah, Peter Pan," Amber began smirking once again.
Key and Minho both started laughing, before Key calmed down, exclaiming, "WHAT?! What did you j
10 -- SHINee Lost BoysTaemin walked around Seoul by himself, wearing a face mask, hat, and some shades to help hide his identity. He had been giddy the past couple days and decided to wander in order to keep himself calm and gather his thoughts. Tomorrow would be the day. He called Marilyn early that morning and asked if the next day, she'd be free. She said she would be. So this was really happening... Taeminnie finally gained the courage to ask that cute foreigner out on a date! His SHINee boys couldn't stop laughing in adoration at the boy grinning nonstop. It wasn't much later until he started to slightly panic. He didn't really have a plan for a date...10 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
'I already took her to an amusement park... What's better than that?! Oh no, I should've thought of this stuff sooner...'
He thought about asking his friends, but wouldn't it be more special if he came up with it all himself? Would Lee Lee be appreciative if it was the generic dinner and theater date? Or would she think that would be too corny? T
6 -- SHINee Lost BoysMarilyn had a great day off after her events with Taemin. Not only did she sleep soundlessly, but did nothing except laze around in her pajamas all day. Mina, of course, couldn't stop poking at Marilyn for details about the previous day. She even stole Marilee's phone when Marilee received another text from SHINee's youngest.6 -- SHINee Lost Boys2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"This is insane," she'd repeatedly tell her twinny, poking her in the side as she awed at each message. "Why are you the lucky one that got to date an idol?"
Marilyn would always turn away and remind her that it wasn't really a date.
"You'd break Taemin's heart for saying that," Mina would tease back and poke at Marilee's ticklish sides some more, "and no one would forgive you for doing that to SHINee's sweet maknae."
Taemin was getting the same treatment from his friends. He didn't know whether to find it annoying or pleasing. All he knew was that he got to talk constantly to that little waitress who brought a smile to his face. What the SHINee boys thought past