The Girl I Know - Piggy Dolls
The next morning was a bright, cheerful, and sunny one.
You were beating Jeongmin in a heated battle of checkers as Minwoo was teasing his losing hyung. “I caught one of your players.” Jeongmin said, surprised.
You eyed the board, immediately grinning and sharing a sly glance with Minwoo. The maknae smirked and nodded once as you put your hand on your checker and triple jumped Jeongmin, stealing three of his players.
“Jump, jump, and jump.” You said proudly. “I win.”
Jeongmin stared at the checkerboard, mouth agape. “This isn’t fair!” He protested as Minwoo gave you a high-five. You giggled, “Sorry, Jeongmin oppa. Fair’s fair.”
“Ah, Youngmin oppa, can you get that? I’m cleaning up the checkers.” You called over to the blonde Jo twin who was watching MTV Korea.
“Sure.” Youngmin got up and jogged to the door, turning the handle. “Who is it—“
“Oh, what a surprise.” Youngmin sighed as he stared at the stunned Victoria and Nichkhun.
“Oppa, who is it?” Your voice called from the living room. You were helping Minwoo and Jeongmin clean up. Donghyun and the others were watching TV.
Youngmin’s wary gaze flickered from the gawking Victoria and Nichkhun to the direction of the living room, “Uh… _________, I think you might want to come to the door…”
Minutes later, you walked to the door curiously with Minwoo beside you. “Wae? Who is it?” You walked beside Youngmin and immediately froze when you saw your official guardians standing there.
“U-Unnie… O-Oppa…” You groaned in your head, *Aish, now what do I do?!*
“So what you’re saying is…” Victoria eyed you, “These six boys are a gift that Auntie and Uncle left you and on top of that, they live here and they’re your boyfriends.”
“….Yes.” You sighed, listening to what she was saying. You had to admit, it sounded really stupid.
Donghyun spoke up, “I know it sounds unbelievable, but ________ is speaking the truth.” You dug around in your pocket and gave her the letter that your late parents left you.
Nichkhun and Victoria quickly read it as Nichkhun shook his head with a grin, “It’s not unbelievable.”
You stared at your older cousin incredulously. “You mean, you knew?” Your jaw dropped open. Nichkhun even had a twinkle in his eye. “I told you that something good would happen. Always trust my gut feeling.” Victoria beamed at you.
You opened your mouth and closed it while Victoria began.
“When I was your age and I came to sleepover at your house, Auntie and Uncle told me of their plan. They said that they didn’t want you to ever become an orphan and be alone. Ever.” Victoria remembered that day wistfully.
“I remember happy-go-lucky auntie telling me not to worry about bringing you in to my house. She and uncle would make guardians that would love and protect you.” Victoria smiled. “When you lost your parents, Nichkhun was as shocked as me. Then I told him about your parents’ fail-proof plan… and well, surprisingly, he took it easily.”
“Well, it is the future, you know.” Nichkhun shrugged. “And your parents were amazing scientists that had even worked for NASA once. What could they not invent?”
Victoria kindly gazed at each of the different boys that looked back at her. “Your names are?” She questioned the boys. They all straightened up.
“I’m Donghyun, the oldest.”
“Kwangmin. Youngmin’s twin brother.”
“Annyeonghaseyo. I’m No Minwoo!” Minwoo finished, grinning cheerfully at Victoria.
Victoria chuckled, “Well, you’re an enthusiastic kid, aren’t you?” Minwoo just smiled. “Let me ask you all a question. Do you love ________?” She asked.
Boyfriend all nodded their heads at once as you blushed and looked away embarrassedly. “I trust you six to always protect her. Now that she has no mother or father and we live in a separate home from her, she probably feels lonely. Please don’t forget that.” She whispered to the boys so you couldn’t hear.
“Of course. That’s our #1 priority.” Kwangmin replied quickly but firmly.
“Good. That’s what I wanted to hear. If you don’t protect her, I’ll send my husband over to knock you out.” Victoria waved her finger sternly, pointing at the laughing Nichkhun.
“Unnie!” You face-palmed yourself. Youngmin chuckled, “We’ll keep that in mind.”
Victoria giggled and ruffled your head, eyeing her big belly. “They said that we’ll have twins. Right now It’s a boy and a girl, but they’re not 100% sure.” She beamed again, this time, more brightly.
“Waa! Jinja?! I can’t wait!” Your full attention turned to the babies. “Say hello to your auntie, Jaeheon. You too, Haesun.” Nichkhun cooed to Victoria’s belly. You brightened as you smiled at the babies, “Annyeong.”
Youngmin saw you talk to Victoria’s stomach as if the babies understood you. A grin spread on his face as his heart felt warm.
*I might have said this before… But we’ll always protect you.*