Yoo Jeongyeon, a college professor who is living far away from her homeland for 10 whole years, decided to return to South Korea after being convinced by her sister—Jihyo.
In the eyes of humans, Jeongyeon is an independent college professor majoring History and Arts and doctor, and someone people can get along with and someone versatile. But behind her innocent and genteel appearance, she is far beyond human. She is known by many other mythical and mystical creatures as the Sea Serpent who devours moons (in the past). She is the infamous Bakunawa or the Moon-eating Dragon in the Philippine mythology.
She lived her life searching for answers about her gift and searching for the person who she loves to end the gift that was bestowed upon her. She travelled the world to search the answers of her questions—but failed. She hoped that going back to Korea will answer things. But it won’t be that easy. Secrets and mysteries began to unfold during her search for the Serpent’s bride, and danger will interfere as well.
Come and join Jeongyeon’s journey to her happy ending.
Warning: It's composed of words that are not pleasing to the ears, nesh subject that might upset the readers, and mature scenes (may or may not be explicit) and other mature content such as kissing, biting, and many others. *Note: I won't be using honorifics
Rated M Warning: This story is pictured in a college and adult life setting, hence, there are scenes not suitable for readers under 18 years of age. *Note: This fanfic is not mostly filled with ual content and violence. I can't set up the Rated M warning since there are only NSFW scenes THAT ARE NOT suitable for young readers.
Disclaimer: Names and personalities of the characters in this story do not represent the idols on real life; Philippine Airlines, University of Asia and the Pacific, Korea National University of Arts, Park Central Towers; or any of the people connected to the places/management that are mentioned; or Korean entertainments mentioned in the story. This is purely made with the author's imagination.
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This story is based on a Philippine mythology, hence, some words used are in the form of Tagalog. However, most of this story is in English. I will put up a Glossary and translations for everyone to understand.
I've been hearing a lot of stories about this Bakunawa when I was 4 years-old (and the fact I'm in the Visayas region). If we see the moon being covered by the dark clouds at night, our parents will warn us to go inside so that we won't get eaten by the Bakunawa. My mom used to trick me that the Bakunawa will devour me if I stay late outside to play. Since then, whenever I see the clouds covering the moon, I believe the Bakunawa is trying to eat it. Of course, I know it's just a simple fairy tale to trick kids in order for them to go inside the house.
I was inspired to write this by a Facebook post in a page about this creature – the post was very intriguing. In the post (photo, rather), Bakunawa was in his human form and he happened to pass by a couple who's flirting around each other, and they "joke" about the Bakunawa will eat them (since the sea serpent was also known to be a Man-eater). Then, they exchanged I love you's, and the Bakunawa, or Naua, smiled faintly as he remembered his lover (is directed to the FB page. Also check the page out if you have time and support the artist! I really love the works and fell in love with them). The plot was INSPIRED by the post, so the idea is credited to the artist as well. Upon discovering, I delved deep more about this creature for more information and was astonished with the results – though I only discovered a few. The legend of the Bakunawa has three version which will be mentioned in the story.
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“This is not real. I’m just dreaming. If I close my eyes and open them everything will be back to normal!” Nayeon said frantically while walking from side to side. She closed her eyes and kept repeating her words.
I released a sigh, “Miss Im, I—”
Before I can finish my sentence, Nayeon opened her eyes and messed her hair. “For God’s sake! How can I just convince myself that this is not real!? A three headed dragon attacked me, and a girl bending water and a freaking lizard arrived and saved me!”
“I am not a lizard!” I shout. I crossed my arms on my chest, “I am a Sea Serpent—dragon, rather. I eat moons in the past.”
Nayeon raised her hand on her shoulder level. “A serpent that eats the only ball of light in the sky at night, wow!” She said, sarcastically. “She’s my professor as well! What the heck is going on with me?! Have I gone mad?! This got to be a dream! Or, maybe this is a new scene form the new movie? I don’t care what the heck is going on, but I know this isn’t real! It has to be. If this is a prank by one of my friends I will kill them, if it is one of my haters I’m suing them. This is not a good prank!”
Seriously, can this girl shut her blabbering for a minute and let me explain the situation here?! She’s not the only one who is surprised!
I cleared my throat. “Sorry to disturb you from your… tantrum, but I would like to—”
Nayeon looks at me with caution and anxiety. “You don’t eat humans, do you?” Jihyo and I look at each other and shake our head as a no. Nayeon sighed, “That’s relieving. I don’t want to get eaten by a lizard.”
Seeing her frantic actions, I just cannot say I eat humans—I do… before, that is.
“I told you I am not a lizard, Nayeon!”
“Why are you shouting at me?! Lizards don’t shout at humans.”
“Okay, that-does-it.” I stormed my way towards Nayeon. She steps back until her back hits the wall. I leaned my face close to her and look at her eyes in full seriousness. “You just got attacked by a Hydra, and thankfully I noticed you are being followed by a mythical creature, and because of that we managed to save you—and the reason for you to be alive at this point. If you are wondering why in the world would we do that, it is not because you are an actress, but because you can see us mythical creatures in our forms that no one can ever see which is very peculiar. That is why me and my sister had to save your life to seek for answer on how! Again, I am not a lizard.”
“Who are you?”
“I am the guardian of mythical, mystical, and supernatural creatures, and I keep the balance balanced. You are someone who can see our secrets and isn’t affected with any magic. I must keep an eye on you and keep you safe until I find answers. Do you understand?”
“So… does that make you my gorgeous yet strict guardian who keeps an eye on my every move? And you’d do anything for me to be safe?” Nayeon asked, smiling a little sly. “If I scream for help one day, you’ll come running? Am I wrong, Professor Yoo-Jeong-yeon?”
I scoffed with a smirk. I leaned more of my face towards her, “Yes. I am your strict yet strikingly gorgeous professor. And I’m not like the people you act with in a romantic TV drama, Nayeon. Your sweet moves won’t work on a serpent with an armoured heart. I look forward to our lecture later. I hope you are ready.”
Nayeon smiled, curving up her eyes. “Jeongyeon, my mind, heart, and body are always ready. But are you? Look, you are blushing red and you are sweating. I never saw a lizard blush once in my life.”
This girl really won’t stop calling me a lizard. “Watch your mouth, human. I eat girls like you… before.”
“But d-didn’t you just say you don’t eat humans? Oh wait, you added before. And did I hear you right? You eat girls like me?” Nayeon stammered. She covered in surprise, “.”
I heard Jihyo snickered behind me.
My face heated up out of embarrassment. “Not in that way!” I defend, while shaking my head and pushing my body away from her.
Im Nayeon. This girl… is dangerous.