Krystal Jung's Older Sister
After Yuri securely locked the soccer equipment in the sports shed, she noticed one of her players, Krystal Jung, laying flat on her back, on a bench. She sighed and adjusted her ponytail, in preparation of encountering the girl. Although Krystal was a soccer prodigy, her personality was-
"Yo, Coach Kwon." Krystal called out casually as she extended her arm towards the direction of the sky. She waved it back and forth as a gesture of greeting her soccer coach.
"Jung, why are you still here?" Yuri questioned sternly. She couldn't leave until all her players have done so. Usually, she wouldn't mind staying behind a while, but it was an entirely different matter when the player left behind was Krystal Jung.
The girl in question sat up in one swift movement, facing her coach. The boredom and indifference was evident in her facial expression. "I'm getting picked up late today." she replied sulkily.
Yuri's right eye twitched when she heard the girl's answer. "Is that so? When are you getting picked up, exactly?"
"I don't know. My sister's picking me up." Krystal answered, seemingly uninterested in the conversation. Yuri bit her lower lip at the uncertainty.
"I see." Yuri responded curtly. She set herself down next to Krystal gingerly, as if excessive pressure on the bench would cause them to sink into the fiery core of the Earth.
The two sat in deafening silence, which surprised Yuri. Regularly, the girl spoke in prolific amounts about nonsensical topics, such as to the reason why men have nipples, or repeatedly interrogate Yuri as to why she remains single. Then, the girl would deliberately strike Yuri's nerve, by providing an answer for herself: Yuri is single because no one wants to date an awkward, pushover soccer coach with eternally clammy palms and crooked smiles. Yuri, in turn, constantly reminded the girl that although they were only 3 years apart, she should respect her elders and superiors. Krystal was a sophmore, while Yuri graduated not too long ago. She was the captain of the soccer team during her high school years and her love for soccer influenced her into volunteering for an after school program.
"You have a sister?" Yuri inquired. The silence was more unsettling than the girl's endless jabbering; Yuri felt as if Krystal was silently plotting some kind of evil scheme.
"Yeah, an older one that's in college."
"Is she pretty?" Yuri asked, mentally reprimanding herself afterwards. That's the kind of question that a high school boy would ask his friend when he talked about his older sister. It was definitely inappropriate and Yuri just asked the worst person possible.
Krystal smirked at Yuri. "The forever alone soccer coach is interested in women? I know the reason why! You've become attracted to me, it's okay, it happens a lot. But since I'm too young for you, you've decided to shoot for my older sister, huh? Silly coach. You're more likely to marry Dennis Oh than get with my big sis." She giggled to herself. "If you can't stand me...well...you might as well dive into a bush when my sister comes around."
The corners of Yuri's mouth moved downward slightly. She was hearing this from one of the most frustrating people she's ever met. This older sister really does seem like bad news.
"Krystal." The voice startled both the called girl and Yuri. It was a high-pitched voice, enveloped in iciness. It lingered about in the silent atmosphere and it caused Yuri to shudder involuntarily. Her eyes scanned the environment for a bush to dive in. Just her luck. They were sitting in a park, with no bushes around. Yuri groaned inaudibly and decided to meet the owner of the chilling voice.
Krystal grabbed her duffel bag and Yuri watched the girl walk towards...a goddess? Yuri did a quick double take as she examined the goddess, er, Krystal's older sister. Her dignified posture, seemingly perfect brown hair that flowed down past her shoulders and shapely body threw Yuri into an awestruck state. Even that frosty glare...?
Once their eyes met, Yuri felt pierced into by a sharp icicle...through the heart. She jumped up from the bench and hurriedly walked towards the Jung sisters. Once she stood directly in front of the icy woman, an indescribable feeling swept through her heart and developed into what Yuri interpreted as, "Love at First Sight".
She couldn't stop her infamous crooked smile from forming as she introduced herself. "Hello, I'm Krystal's soccer coach, Kwon Yuri."
"Jessica Jung." The woman stated simply. Two words from her mouth squeezed Yuri's heart.
"I'm very pleased to meet you, Ms. Jung. Krystal is such a great soccer player and we're extremely proud to have someone like her on our team!" Yuri praised enthusiastically as she pat the top of a joyless Krystal's head.
"I'm glad to hear that." Jessica replied, far from Yuri's level of enthusiasm. "We'll be taking our leave now. Thank you for watching over my younger sister all this time." With that, the Jung sisters briskly walked away, without waiting to hear Yuri's reply.
Yuri felt giddy. She hadn't felt this way since a few years ago, when she dated Goo Hara. She was definitely ready for soccer practice tomorrow.
"Coach...I saw the way you looked at my sister. You're so creepy." Krystal commented as she dabbed at her moist forehead with a towel.
"Quiet, Jung. Another word and you'll be running five." Yuri told the girl, effectively silencing her.
As Yuri walked away to shout at the other players, one of Krystal's teammates, Sulli approached her. "What's up with Pushover Kwon? She's actually behaving like a coach. Weird. Did you put something in her water again?" Sulli questioned as they watched Yuri blow the whistle hanging around her neck, emitting a loud shrill.
"She's in love." Krystal muttered, shaking her head.
"My sister's picking me up today, Coach." Krystal informed the girl in an attempt to tease her.
Unexpectedly, no reaction emerged from her coach. Krystal rolled her eyes and scoffed. Soccer practice wasn't going to be as fun if she wasn't able to draw out a conversation with Kwon Yuri. While Yuri appeared to dislike interaction with Krystal, she, on the other hand, very much enjoyed Yuri's company. Even if it was only small talk, Krystal considered every minute spent with Yuri valuable. Of course, she would never admit that to the older girl. She even caused herself to cringe when she realized that she developed...feelings for her coach.
At first, she tried to deny it. She told herself, "Coach Kwon is a complete dork, even though she has abs to die for, a crooked but stunning smile and a very much lovable personality..." Later, when she caught herself writing 'Kwon Yuri' surrounded by dozens of hearts on her history notes, she decided that this crush was not to be taken as lightly as before. Much to Krystal's relief, her teammates remain oblivious, as well as the object of her affections.
Unfortunately, an unforeseen obstacle stumbled into the picture. Kwon Yuri has taken as interest in Jessica Jung, her older sister. Krystal knew perfectly well that her older sister was a sweet, kind girl once you became more acquainted with her, but she tried to scare Yuri away from Jessica. Apparently, that didn't work. Jessica usually brushed off her suitors easily, by utilizing her overwhelmingly icy demeanor. To add to Krystal's despair, Jessica appears to have taken an interest in Kwon Yuri over the past few days since they've met. She even volunteered to continue to pick up Krystal from soccer practice.
Maybe Krystal should just let this one go. Her sister actually showed romantic interest in someone for the first time, after all. But she didn't want to give up without trying.
"Coach...you're going to ask my sister out on a date?"
Yuri's jaw dropped slightly from surprise. "What are you talking about, Jung?"
"You talk to yourself a lot. You've been giving yourself a pep talk for the past thirty minutes." Krystal deadpanned.
Yuri chuckled nervously before replying, "Oh...well, no point in hiding it now. You're right." She grinned confidently at the younger girl, flashing her set of pearly whites, which contrasted against her tanned skin. "I have a good feeling about this. Your sister definitely likes me."
"I really like you." If Krystal was ever going to confess her feelings, she might as well do it now, even though she already knew what Yuri's response would be. Krystal expected the older girl to take it as one of Krystal's teasing antics, but Yuri's expression was unexpected. She understood what she meant perfectly well.
Once the older girl regained her composure, she smiled apologetically at the younger girl, breaking the heart that braced itself. Yuri pat Krystal's head, the feeling that used to be warm the girl down to the very tips of her toes hurt her. The head patting was a gesture that of an older sibling, not of a lover. "Not me. I'm just a sweaty, cranky ahjumma. You'll find better people than me. Don't tell your sister that I said this though." Yuri pulled Krystal in for a friendly hug that a coach would give one of her players that scored the winning goal...Krystal didn't win anything though and she felt defeated. She hated to lose. She was a prodigy and she always had the upperhand, so when she lost for the first time, she shed her rare tears.
Krystal watched Yuri and her older sister speaking to each other, Jessica smiling at Yuri radiantly. They laughed about something. Krystal walked past them.
"I'll go wait in the car."
A/N: Trust me guys, I usually don't do this! I was typing and this idea suddenly formed... :X It was meant to be purely Yulsic but...yeah. I hope you enjoyed this, I promise that the future oneshots will be happier.
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