Distant Torment

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The first time Na Haeun felt her soulmate, it felt like she was punched in the gut. She remembered waking up one night and feeling as though all of the oxygen in her lungs were suddenly out, and it was reduced to a dull ache for the next two weeks. All that remained was a faint bruise. Her dad said that it was probably because her soulmate was a delinquent who got punched in the chest, and as she grew up, she was beginning to believe that.

Except more extreme in that she was beginning to believe that he was a gang member.

Ever since she was a little girl, her dad used to tell her at the prime age of sixteen, people could begin to feel their soulmates’ emotions until they met in person. Haeun had grown up watching her parents dote on each other, but all the Disney moves she watched led to her dreaming quite a bit about her future.

Haeun dreamed of meeting her prince who’d sweep her off her feet, and they would get married and live happily ever after. She imagined that when she turned sixteen, she would be able to feel the love her soulmate has for her, and hopefully, he would feel her love as well.

What she didn’t know at the time, however, was that when her dad said “feel their soulmates’ emotions,” he meant “feel their pain”. 

Years later, Haeun is a 27 year old criminal defense lawyer, and it wasn't enough that she was dealing with her soulmate who couldn't stop getting hurt, but she also had to deal with an arrogant detective who simply couldn't live without bothering her everytime he saw her.

It became a habit when she was young to hit her head against the wall in the bathroom in retaliation to all the pain and suffering. She still does it. On purpose. Simply because she knows her soulmate will feel the pain as well. It was fine to give herself a headache if he got one too. Especially considering he was giving her a headache on a daily basis with the stupid stunts he was pulling.



Na Haeun 

 Byun Baekhyun 

Hello there~

I'm posting this now because I'm an idiot who can't handle waiting, but I've been really excited about writing this since it's a soulmate au! Also, I need a poster for this fic, so I needed to upload the story to get a poster (EDIT: I NOW HAVE A POSTER). This is a soulmate AU along with detective/lawyer AU which will involve different homicide cases and court cases. My last long chaptered fic (Gambling with Death) was also a police detective-centered fic, but this is a bit different in that Baekhyun's actually following the law in this fic, and not breaking it by kidnapping girls and murdering them :)

Beware of the comment section, there are spoilers. You have been warned.

As always, a huge thank you to infinitelyreyaxo for listening to my rants and helping me plot out my stories <3

P.S. Krystal is NOT the OC! She's just the closest idol that I imagine Haeun looks like (except with a different hair color) 


The wonderful poster and background are made by -hypontized from walking-paradox!

And here is a wonderful poster that KLSoEul made for me just because! It's so pretty, I can't even. 

Shameless self promo area where I advertise my other fics:

Seoulmates - a Chen (EXO) x OC romance, slife-of-life, fluff one shot (completed)

Gambling With Death - a Yixing (EXO) x OC murder mystery fic (completed)

Withering Petals - a psychopath!Baekhyun (EXO) fic (completed) 

The First and Last Time - a Bang Yongguk (BAP) x OC short fic (completed)

Deck The Halls With Ugly Sweaters - a Chanyeol (EXO) x Wendy (Red Velvet) Christmas fluff one shot (completed)

1 Backwards, 4 Across, 3 Down - a Hoya x Eunji (APink) fluff one shot (completed)

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AiiSoo #1
Chapter 57: Aww. I understand Haeun sentiment about not being ready yet to part from her cat, Kai. And Haeun and Baekhyun thinking of their future chilldren. So cute..!
Thank you for this bonus chapter! It’s nice reading how their near future turned out to be after all that life-happening. They are still as lively as ever.
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Chapter 48: Loved it again!👍
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Chapter 41: 💜
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Chapter 37: 🥰
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Chapter 31: 👍
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Chapter 29: 🌹
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Chapter 57: Chapter 57: I reread this chapter.
I love how Haeun thought about Kai and having a kid with a pet. I would say that it is quite typical for a person with a pet. When I had to put our cat to sleep because of his cancer last year, I felt that I couldn't have another cat again. I still haven't taken another cat yet.
Thank you so much for this bonus. I wouldn't mind more bonus chapters with time skips. Hehehe!
Alisa290 #8
Chapter 57: Wow I just read this whole story and its amazing!! Love the bonus chapters as well 🥰
The plot is so interesting and different and even the way you presented the soulmate bond is really different compared to other soulmate stories I've read. It made for an awesome read and I will definitely be coming back to read it again sometime 💕💕💕
Chapter 57: ^^
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Chapter 57: Ahh very sweet hihi thank you for the bonus chapters authornim!