The Band Name and The Leader

A Tease for A Tease
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“What’s the name of our band again?” Sooyoung asked and three different answers echoed in their club room.

“Seulgi and Friends.”


“4/4 Beat.”

Sooyoung exasperatedly sighed.

“Who are you then? Barney?” Sooyoung to Seulgi. Seulgi frowned.

“Did you hiss Joohyun-unnie or did you just call Jesus?” Joohyun reasoned that it’s their first names’ initials, but Sooyoung ignored her.

“And not everything’s about your drumming Seungwannie.” Sooyoung scoffed at Seungwan who jutted her lower lip in sadness at the rejection of her wished band name.

Seulgi leaned to Seungwan beside her to whisper. “I told you she’s mad at your drumming because you forgot about her because of that—AW!” She bends down to caress her shin that Joohyun across her kicked under the table.

Sooyoung ignored their commotion. “We should at least pick something that the four of us have in common or shares interest and liking with.” She suggested, and out of the four suggestions, hers had the most sense.

Seungwan nodded in agreement as she pouted and frowned in thinking, her expression always in exaggeration as she watched the three of them eat the red velvet cake she baked that Sooyoung found on her stead under the table of their seats (yes, Seungwan and Sooyoung’s seats) in the English classroom. “Something about music then? That’s what all of us have in common obviously.”

“That’s too painfully obvious to be a band name.” Seulgi groaned as she chews her cake. “Music Band. Sound of Music. The Music Lovers. Rhythm. Melodicians. Four-tune. The Quar…” Seulgi noticed Sooyoung’s glaring at her suggestions and then watched her motion her hand like a snake in front of her face then closed her fingertips slowly in a motion to shut it. “…tet—"

Sooyoung nodded once when Seulgi shut up. “Try something more unique.”

Seungwan frowned more at the suggestion. “Something we have in common but unique. Huh, that’s a puzzle. We don’t even know each other that…” There’s Sooyoung’s gesture again, but now in front of Seungwan’s face. “…well—”

Seulgi nudged Seungwan. “I told you she’s mad because you kept on insisting that you don’t know her that well—AW!”

Joohyun facepalmed after kicking Seulgi’s shin under the table again. At this rate, they won’t be able to decide on a name. What more if they have to practice and write songs and decide on a lot of things as a band?? Here it comes, her predicted headache.

Joohyun felt her head throbbing as she watched all four of them eat the red velvet cake courtesy of their band’s baker and—oh.

“How about Red Velvet?”

The three looked at her.

“Well, you said something we all have in common, right? Needless to say, we all love this red velvet flavoured cake. And it’s unique, right? And we can incorporate its meaning later on in the genre of our songs, red for catchy and cheerful ones while velvet for its opposite, and maybe both for those genres in between. What do you think?” Joohyun sought three pairs of eyes that’s looking at her utterlessly.

Sooyoung genuinely smiled for the first time that day. “You’ve got potential too, alright.” She said nodding.

“You’re unnie for a reason unnie!” Seungwan raised a thumbs up.

Seulgi reached for her and side-hugged her tightly, placing a playful peck on the top of her head. “That’s my bunny!” She exclaimed proudly.

“YAH YOU’RE SO GROSS SEULGI! AND YOU DIDN’T EVEN BRUSH YOUR TEETH THIS LUNCH!” Joohyun complained as she tried to shove Seulgi away who was still trying to shower more kisses on her head as she laughed.

“Who knows when food might come my way so I cannot deal with that kind of commitment.” Seulgi said in a smug and earned another slap on her face.

“That’s not reason enough to be unhygienic! You can always brush a

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Chapter 41: STOPPP I CANNOT TAKE THIS. I'm so in love with the characters and their personalities! I know their based on the actual Red Velvet members but it still feels like a separate persona. I admire the group's dynamic and I love how we got a look into how they stayed together despite the separation. I can't believe I reached the end of this already. It feels like only yesterday I started reading this (I probably did but it still ended so fast). I honestly feel inspired to truly take on my dream of being a musician as I have started. Something about this story makes me want to be more adventurous and explore my life. I have a habit of growing attached to stories because of all the emotions they manage to make me feel. So I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such an incredible writer and having a way with your words. Until next time! :)
Chapter 40: I JUST CRIED???? This is the one of the best stories I've ever read and the plot is so unique! I love how the songs fit the emotions of the characters and I can tell you spent a lot of time on this. I love every second I read this :,) Sad that it's ending, but I'll manage. Thank you for creating such a wonderful story. :)))
Chapter 5: LMAO The uptown funk reference in the authors note is so good
Chapter 41: when I realized it was the last chapter, my brain and heart were already preparing to write 2 or 3 full paragraphs of review. I mean, gosh, this is so well written! honestly, I've never read a long story with just my fluff playlist playing instead of a tearful mellow playlist. But hey, I still cry! Usually I cry when I read the sad parts and only sigh with relief when the main characters are finally happy. However, while reading this story, I found myself crying tears of joy. Friends into Lover is quite a cliche trope, but you write it sincerely. Nothing is forced so that all emotions can be conveyed properly.

I'm not too sorry to leave this story in the library for a long time. Because in the end, I'm reading this in the last week of vacation and next Monday I have to start my real life. I believe this story will give me positive energy to start a new semester. I remember well all the sweet things in this story. I even imagined a tv series with this simple plot and I think other people will like it too!

As I also said before, I'm always amazed by the way you gather Red Velvet members in one story. It's smooth and sweet. You are one of the Seulrene authors that I love the most!! this story deserves more attention! I also write even though I'm still an amateur, so I feel I appreciate your writing more than before I started writing. I'm also actually quite jealous of your head that can contain these brilliant story ideas and your hands that execute everything so well! okay, at this point I could probably make a book to express how much I love your writing!!! I fall in love! You are cool! please keep writing because your writing makes my day more colorful!
Chapter 37: Next stop! Wenjoy!
Chapter 29: Bunny sounds cute and rabbit sounds too serious lol
Chapter 23: Idk but I think it was something related to Yeri's big fat crush on seulgi
Chapter 20: I've always been in love with the way you put 5 girls together in the storyline. I still remember the ending of 'The Notebook', it was so sweet
Chapter 15: Fluffy time sound so goooddddd