Draw Me a Date

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Im Yeonhee loves her country.  She really does.  But some people in it are kind of a waste of space, and there are problems and divisions in Taderra that run a bit too deep to fix.

Part-time artist, full-time separationist republican, and current university student, Yeonhee has some solutions, and as a leading student activist, she has a very large following.

National health care and welfare benefits cost billions every year.  Racial tensions between the largely working and middle class Hanmi (like Yeonhee) and the much smaller, mostly middle and upper class Zenyu (like the royal family) are at an all-time high.  No one in government can agree on policy at all, because the Zenyu only want to help the Zenyu and the Hanmi only want to help the Hanmi, and any attempt to compromise either or fails.

As far as Yeonhee and anybody with any sense is concerned, it would be much easier to chop the country in half and let the Zenyu rule the Zenyu and the Hanmi rule the Hanmi, and to get rid of the antiquated system of monarchy that drains the country’s resources and epitomises everything that’s wrong with society.

The king is fat, ill, and lazy.  The queen spends most of her time using taxpayer money to swan off to gala dinners in gowns that cost more than the average person will make in a year.

And the prince – don’t get Yeonhee started on the crown prince.  There aren’t very many people Yeonhee would wish dead, but Crown Prince Yixing might just meet the criteria for that.  He’s a national embarrassment and on a whole other level of useless.  For most of his teen years, he made international headlines for continually acting out, and now that he’s in his early twenties, he’s not much better.  He doesn’t really seem to do much (do princes even have jobs, or are they just a black hole for public money?), except sometimes give a couple of speeches, and he’s not even good at that.  Most of the country still remembers that infamous occasion where he turned up hungover as the guest speaker for Yeonhee’s sister’s graduation from the best university in the country and threw up all over the vice chancellor on live TV.  Genuinely, if there was one person Yeonhee could legally kill, it would be Prince Yixing, and out of sheer frustration.

But when the prime minister is assassinated by Hanmi radicals and the king slips into a coma, Prince Yixing is the only person with a decent shot at uniting the country, and by a series of unfortunate events that Yeonhee can trace back to a certain sketch she uploaded onto the internet, Yixing has decided she’s his key to bringing the nation back together.

If only she’d never taken the request of a lonely fan to draw the description they’d given of a perfect date.

 

If only.

 

 

Too late.

 

Foreword

I can't guarantee a regular updating schedule because I'm super busy right now, but expect something at least once a month, quite possibly more often!

(I'm still working on some details, so one or two tags might change and/or specific people might appear in the characters section.  I might well also shorten the description.)

The plot won't be massively political.  I think.  I don't want to make it overly so.  And, well, Yeonhee is a university student.

 

Obviously, this is a work of complete and utter fiction.  I don't own EXO, their image, anything branded to SM (and the same goes for any other celebrities) or, well, anything except the plot and the original characters.

PLEASE DON'T PLAGIARISE.  Or translate.  I don't allow translations and plagiarism is stealing and grossly unfair.

Cover poster and background are by Yifanforver!  Cute poster by my lovely co-author get2herheart :)  Feel free to send in posters – they'll be featured on the next available chapter.

Posters link to the creator's profile page.

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FEATURED: THURSDAY 10TH AUGUST 2017.

So it appears the algorithms have changed because it used to be that no author could have more than one of their fics featured every 6 months, but I must say, it was absolutely lovely to log in with the intention of updating a chapter and finding that this was on the front page!  Thank you all so much.  Surprisingly, more Lay fics than I'd expected have been featured (I think this is about the 25th or something in the tags that has been, though it's only about the 10th in which Lay is actually the main character and and the fic is an OC one), but nevertheless, he doesn't get as much attention as various other EXO members do and so it's an honour that this fic made it into the featured list.

 

As the author, there are just two things I ask of you.

1) Don't leave me a comment with "update soon!"  I won't, because I have an offline life and important things are happening in it.

However, if you're really, really looking forward to the next update and would like to know when it might be, I will happily tell you when I think I'll next be able to update if you message me.

2) Call me Korey!  No authornims here, thanks.  (And please don't call me Unnie, either.)

 

 

And if you're bored and stuck for something to read, then head on over here for some good EXO-OC fics:

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In the meantime, I want to challenge you all to this!

(Hit me up on my ask.fm!)

Korekrypta
I don't currently have much internet access so I might not be able to respond to your comments until the weekend :( 30/8/17

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The_lost_bear
0 points #1
Chapter 83: I loved it!!! The plot, the characterization and everything. Thank you for writing this! ^^
revolamard #2
Chapter 83: I just finished rereading this and i love it everytime
Narrida 1 points #3
Chapter 83: So I FINALLY got around to finishing this story and I was not disappointed at all. Life's been crazy lately and I am definitely procrastinating right now but lets just pretend that I'm taking a well deserved break after working hard all day. Anyway, to the point;
The way you construct your characters and the world in which they live makes everything seem so very colourful and tangible. Where other stories can make the reader feel very disinterested and removed from literally everything that is going on, you manage to find a way to include the readers in the action. They feel, or at least I felt, that I was experiencing everything with Yeonhee and I loved it. I find that even published authors can have trouble with immersing their readers in the world they have created and it's really fabulous to be able to read an original story that is so well written. It's truly an honor. The only thing I thought was a bit annoying was the pacing of it in certain places. It just dragged a little bit or maybe that's just my easily bored and distracted nature, who knows. But honestly that is my only complaint and apart from that it was an absolute pleasure to read this story and I look forward to your future works.
jojojoana
#4
Chapter 1: shame on me for starting this beautiful story and not finishing it :( I'm gonna re-read it now from the beginning <3
mochibobohu
#5
Chapter 10: re-reading this story again because it's amazing and it left a big impression on me <3 and tbh I'm just curious.does baek even has any feeling for yeonhee? their interactions tho <3
Akira02 #6
Chapter 72: I read the authors note and I just wanted to say thanks for making readers notice the hurricanes! I live in Miami in like the worst place in Miami to live in a hurricane (on a barrier island which is literally the first one to get evacuated) though I actually left to Mexico because I had family there.... of course though an hour after I got to sleep after the airplane the siren sounded because of the earthquake and I somehow slept through it all thinking the rickety bed was the one shaking!
Akira02 #7
Chapter 35: Awww I wish I could read the April fools day chapters!
SHINeeTurtle
#8
Chapter 83: Finally caught up! Well more like finally finished reading the whole story! Honestly I thought it was really fast that they were already getting married when Yeonhee and Yixing have known each other for only a year. I personally wouldn’t marry someone after only a year. I guess everyone is different and who in the world wouldn’t marry a prince? Especially when the prince is Yixing :’)

I’m also curious about Mihae and Chanyeol. It seems they really close and possibly dating. I hope they are. I ship the two :3

It’s been very enjoyable reading this story and relieving some stress with some cringe worthy scenes *cough*theproposal*cough*.

On to Borderlanders! Which is probably already almost completed if it isn’t. And the Name-Seeker! Last story I read with Chanyeol as a main was discontinued :’(
neveroddoreven
#9
Chapter 35: *sighs wistfully*
I wish I were able to read the April Fool's chapter. -O-