I Wished For You

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The crown princess Myoui Mina and the daughter of the captain of the royal guard Son Chaeyoung once knew each other as "the girl by the well" and "my dear friend." The well saw it, they were meant to be together, that was the way of the universe. There were two problems with that though, they couldn't remember each other, and if there was one thing the princess hated, it was guards. Or so, they thought.  


The following story is a historical/royalty au with slight fantasy elements. It is set between the late 1700s to the mid 1800s. However, some historical details and events may not be fairly represented due to the nature of the fic. Please do not take this as an entirely accurate depiction of Korean history and royalty.

Dreams and thoughts are in italics. Dreams are told in the third person, thoughts are in the first person. Flashbacks are indicated by how many years ago they are and are not in italics. 

This story is cross-posted on both AO3 and Wattpad

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Princess Mina was told from a young age to always be quiet, never speak out, and always accept the rules, as well as the subsequent punishments that came along with them. There were only two times she broke the rules, the first time being when she snuck out to see her best friend and future personal secretary Minatozaki Sana and the second being when she defended herself in front of the village, but both of those events happened a long time ago and were stories for another time as she already heavily paid the price for them. That was when she realized the consequences of going against her parents, the king and queen. She knew what would happen if she did what she truly wanted. This life was not what she wanted. 


Why do I have to stay here? I wish I could run away, be carefree for once. I feel trapped. Why can’t I see my own brother? I want to know.


A familiar voice brought her back to reality. “What’s on your mind?”


“Many things, lately my brother is one of them.” 


“Do you know where he is?”


“No, whenever I try to ask about him I never get a direct answer.” 


“You have a right to know.” 


“People are entitled to their secrets.” 


“Yes, but you deserve to at least see him.” 


“At least one person agrees.” 


“Of course.” 


“So what has been going on with you lately?”


“Well, have you seen the new guards your father employed?” 


“What about them? You know I never liked guards.” 


“I know, but I met one earlier when I was walking around the palace, and they were really nice.” 


“I support your relationships, but getting involved with a guard will only bring trouble.” 


“Sounds like something your mother has told you thousands of times.” 


“So what?” 


“You need to escape your bubble sometime, Mina.” 


“The last time I tried I was brutally punished. I don’t want to go through that again.”


“Come on, you’re an adult. Why do you keep living by your parent’s rules?” 


“They are the king and queen.”


“I think it is a lot more than just the position they hold. To me, it seems like you’re letting them control you.” 


“I can’t let go, no matter how much I want to.” 


“I get it, but just for once can you see what’s out there?” 


“Fine, I’ll go. Be thankful you’re my friend, Sana.” 


She walked out of the room and shut the door behind her. Heading outside the palace walls, even just outside to the surrounding area was not something she had done in a long time. It was refreshing to be outside under the sun, to see the bushes and plants surrounding the palace. The light breeze was nice as well. Although she hadn’t danced in a long time, she let herself fall into a certain rhythm, but soon noticed she was being watched. The guard who was standing next to the entrance of the main building to the palace was looking at her intently. 

Chapter 24 (the final chapter) has finally been updated! Thank you to everyone for sticking with the journey to the end! I love and appreciate every single one of you! And I hope you all have a fantastic day!


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Minyeon-ah #1
Chapter 24: Thanks for the story 😁
Minyeon-ah #2
Chapter 23: Thanks for the update 😁
Minyeon-ah #3
Chapter 22: This is a great story i'm looking forward to the next chapter 😁
bore_d1020 #4
ohh.. no wonder the story is so familiar. i'm reading it on AO3 instead :D
Myrulesmylife #5
Chapter 17: Omg
..the famous what are we? and the well ?? couple
Chapter 15: Omg! This is so good, please write more☺️☺️
Chapter 11: This is getting interesting! Great story! Hope u write a bunch more!
Chapter 3: Great fanfic! Thanks for being born!😆 can wait to read more!
Chapter 3: I love this!
Jamess #10
owh nice