Always [Sequel to Agony]


For Ahn Jinae, her life no longer has a meaning. Seven years into her marriage, she gives up searching for happiness and love from her husband. No matter how much love she tries to give to her husband, the man remains cold towards her, never embracing her even in the worst moments. A dark secret forces her to take in the pain he inflicts on her, one that she promises to take to her grave. Without a reason to live, she simply continues living because of the expectations from her own family and in-laws, giving up completely in finding any rays of happiness. But when Oh Sehun returns to South Korea after disappearing without any words, Jinae starts questioning her faithfulness towards her husband. Will she take the love that Sehun offers, or will she sacrifice her own happiness once again for the sake of her family?




After he was sent away in order for her to forget about him, Oh Sehun tries to seek for his own happiness. But no matter how hard he searches for it, his heart only longs for her. He builds his own name in the foreign country, and after seven years, returns to South Korea to get back what once was his. Even if it means breaking apart another family and someone else's heart, he will never stop until she belongs to him. Will he give away all his conscience in order to have her, or will he give up his own meaning of life in order for the people around him to be happy?



Trailer of Always made by rhymes10 from:



Title: Always

Prequel: Agony

Song: Wind - FT IslandThis Town (by Niall Horan) - Kirsten Collins, Mario Jose, KHS Cover

Genre: romance, angst, tragedy, drama, mature

Length: unknown

Warning: Abusive relationship, ual content & violent content


The story takes place seven years after the event that happened in Agony. I have chosen Laboum's ZN's image as the OC, but some of you may feel uncomfortable shipping her with Sehun, so I changed her name. I don't ship them in real life, ZN's image just suit Jinae's character. I would like to thank everyone who participated in suggesting Jinae's husband, but in the end, I guess I made a choice on my own. Shownu's image fits my description of the husband, so I hope you won't feel too disappointed with my preference. I received a lot suggesting Jongin, but for some reasons, I decided not to go with him.

Always will be written through the first point of view of both Sehun and Jinae, and the chapters will be alternated between them. I'll label the chapter beneath the title of each chapters, so you will not confuse as to who's point of view you are reading. To the readers of my other stories, I know you're used to my 5000++ words in each chapter, but for Always, the length of each chapter will be different. Some may be long, some may be short. I hope this new writing style will not confuse you much.

I'd prefer if only readers above 18 to read Always (and Agony too, actually), because there will be a lot of mature content inside the story. The relationship between Jinae and her husband will be rather abusive, and for certain chapters, I'll mark them with Trigger Warning if necessary. The story will take on a darker turn as it develops, so if you don't feel comfortable, I suggest you to find something else happier to be read.

Please give Always a lot of love, as much as you guys have loved Agony 


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Always by mermaera is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.




  • Agony (Oh Sehun x OC)
  • Always (Oh Sehun x OC)
  • You Hurt Me (Oh Sehun ft. Kim Jongin, Do Kyungsoo & Park Chanyeol)
  • Faults (Oh Sehun x Park Chanyeol ft. Byun Baekhyun)
  • Breathe (Oh Sehun x OC)



I have some good news for all of you soon! <3

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Chapter 1: am i a bad person wanting her to get back together with sehun? huhuu... i just hate arranged marriage...quite a rebel person i am...cnt wait till she met him again..
1 points #2
Chapter 4: Omg! The trailer is so beautiful ❤️ Please keep updating this story ❤️
snowyxx #3
Chapter 3: youre malaysian? thats cool! :) and it's okay, pls pls take your time. :)
Sugasour #4
Chapter 3: Take your time author-nim, be strong and good luck to your new shop! ❤
Chapter 3: Nah its okay take your time. Same as me. Im waiting for my application result.. take your time!
nabilee #6
Chapter 2: Lovee ittt....
nabilee #7
Chapter 1: Oh my.. Im surprise you mentioned me.. Its okay darl, your fic deserves a subscribe and upvote.. Keep writing.. This is great..
1 points #8
Chapter 2: *sigh in relieve when no evil mother-in-law is seen*

*secretly ships sehun and irene*

1 points #9
Chapter 2: I'm happy to see that Sehun is doing well. He deserves some kind of success to be added to his name. I can't help but think that Irene sees him as more than a boss/friend/whatever their relationship is. I may be wrong but their conversation looks to be one you would see between close friends.

It's sad but nice to know that Jinae is still in Sehun's mind. First loves are hard to forget but at least Sehun didn't let that affect him everyday during the 7-year gap. At least he has good friends by his side. I will be waiting to see what will happen at the reunion. Thank you for this chapter! :)
Chapter 1: this is my 2nd time reading ur story & i already fall in love with ur writing