Title: strange bedfellows
Genre: Friendship, Romance, Family
Ratings: All ages
"He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."
– Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
They met in their teens, in the middle of some dingy practice studio, surrounded by cotton-candy clouds hanging in some tawdry blue sky.
They could have been better off as they were – trainees, schoolmates, colleagues, competitors, stars, friends, semi-in-laws, but somewhere down the line, they decide to be lovers, and try to make it work.
us and them
(Year 2025 - they age as the story progresses)
Kang Seulgi (31) & Jeong Jaehyun (28)
Johnny Suh (30) & Wendy Son (31) = Suh Youngran (2)
Kai Kim (31) & Krystal Jung (31)
Oh Sehun (31) & Irene Bae (34) = Oh Sungwoo (3) & Oh Eunjoo (1)
Doyoung & Joy
Zhou Mi & Victoria = Zhou Huiling
Baekhyun & Taeyeon = Byun Minhyuk & Byun Minsu
Kyuhyun & Seohyun = Cho Seonjung & Cho Yeonjung
Eunhyuk & Hyoyeon
Onew & Tiffany = Blaire Lee
Minho & Yuri
Henry & Sunny = Julien Lau & Danielle Lau
1. Me After You - Paul Kim
2. Make It Right - BTS ft. LAUV
3. Day 1 - Honne
4. Bunny - Baek Yerin
5. How Will I Know - Sam Smith's Cover
6. Somebody Like You - Keith Urban
7. Try Again - D.ear & Jaehyun
8. Future - Red Velvet
9. Coming Home - NCT 127
Apologies for all the writes and rewrites. I know a lot of you missed "If SMTown Moved On..." so I decided to bring you guys through memory lane a little. (Notice all the names, the kids, especially of the supporting cast!) But if you enjoyed ISMO, this one will be vastly different!
As you know, I have quite a lot of stories, and way too many ideas. This one will serve as my brainchild of sorts, where I will write short chapters with short moments of a lot of thoughts that I have. Things may seem disjointed at times, but it's because it'll be more of snippets of real life, of our main characters in all their subtlety.
So I've recently been a huge Jaehyun/Seulgi shipper for some weird reason, LOL. As usual, I love my crackships. I plan to showcase the ups, the downs, the fluff, the angst, the quiet, the noisy, everything. The story doesn't have a tone, which is why it's kind of experimental in many ways. I want it to be reflective of real life, where there is just a mishmash of everything. I also really have been wanting to write some Johnny/Wendy, Kai/Krystal and Sehun/Irene, which I think will serve as awesome contrasts to support Jaehyun/Seulgi. And of course our SMTown family with all their noise <3
Also in terms of divisions, it won't be all just purely Jaehyun/Seulgi! There are 4 main couples for a reason! I will give the other couples loads of screentime and individual scenes as well, kind of like ISMO in that sense.
Most chapters will be short, but updates will be frequent. I designed this story such that it's easier for me to update without overthinking, LOL! But yes, long chapters will come whenever I deem necessary! (I ambitiously want to update this once a day because how hard can it be to write one scene a day... But well, I mean, you really never know right. Huhuhuhu, or at least try to write really, really often.)
Important note: This story will take place over the span of 10-15 years. Exactly how many I haven't decided, but definitely >10 years. So it will really follow many relationships as they evolve over time! Things will definitely change a lot and I want to show you how our characters grow over a long period of time. So don't think falling in love = end of story! Love, relationships, marriage etc will all have its brand of challenges that I plan to explore in the story.
I hope this story will bring you a lot of warmth & love!
Dedicated to @luv_kero who's supported me for so many years - I've tried to do your pairings!
also guys please follow me on Twitter @colorme_candy for regular updates or just to chat!
P.S. If it's not clear, the equal sign and the made up names after are those specific character's kids! So for instance Youngran is Johnny and Wendy's daughter :)
P.S.S. Actual start date of this story is June 2021, this used used have other characters and I just recently decided to make the change because I couldn't resist NCTXRV.
P.S.S. Also on Wattpad and AO3!
“We won’t know if we don’t try,” Jaehyun said softly.
Seulgi drew her breath. Her voice dropped to a murmur. “Alright, let’s try.”