T-T-Talent Show Showdown II

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Chapter Nine





     One would think SooRyun couldn't buck up the courage to go out on stage and dance. One would think she wouldn't be able to do it to prove herself to that no good of a Queenka. But no, instead, MiKyung has found herself aghast at the the scene in front of her. SooRyun was intently reading the rules of the contest. As if she ACTUALLY looked confident.

     Of course SooRyun knew she could do this, she used to dance after all. The problem would be, however, was her secret would be exposed. So far, she's kept her journal and past locked up and sealed tight, would she be willing to let it loose? SooRyun quickly scanned the studio, it looked like she was alone.

     Once SooRyun felt the coast was clear, SooRyun pulled out her old mp3 player from her bag and plugged in into the sound system. If she was going to try dancing again she'd rather do it alone. 

    Taking a deep breath, she set her mp3 player to shuffle. She heard the first song come out of the speakers and nearly started crying. This was one of the last dances she ever did before her injury. She wondered if she'd still remember it.

   Taking off her school jacket and skirt left her in her all black tank top and black spandex shorts she wore under her skirt because it was too short. She took off her socks and shoes. When she felt the floor of the dance studio under her feet again she didn't realize how much she truly missed dance. She'd been writing in her notebook for so long, she'd been running away for so long, she forgot why she truly loved dance.

   She felt herself fall to the ground in the first steps, remembering each move as if it was yesterday. She could tell her muscles were a little rusty, but she didn't care. Her ankle, she noticed, felt fine. No pain, nothing. She felt herself let out a true smile. 

   She danced and danced, flowing into all sorts of complicated moves. Compass turn, Fan Kick, Jete, Cabriole etc. She spun and spun feeling the thrill of dance she so sorely missed. MiKyung, quietly peering through the crack of the door, was absolutely flabbergasted. SooRyun, the tiny little mouse, could dance like a GODDESS? Who knew she could dance so well? You'd never guess by looking at her. 

    The song ended and SooRyun couldn't wipe the grin off her face. She felt so exhilarated, she needed to dance more. When the next song came on, she was surprised that it was a hip-hop song. She seldom danced to those, her main style being contemporary and all. Her dance teacher was actually born on the East side but had moved to the West side because she wanted to give girls like SooRyun a chance to dance. That's the reason she has so many newer songs.  SooRyun started to dance again and MiKyung couldn't believe the raw talent she was seeing. This was a whole other side to SooRyun she'd never seen and she didn't know what to think or make of it.

   The door to the built in dance studio burst open as EunSeo shoved MiKyung out of the way and came running through with her laptop courtesy of the Kims. Each girl had received a lap top in their room when they had first arrived. SooRyun immediately dropped to the ground on her back, hoping to god no one saw her dancing. They would eventually, but, she wanted to explain things on her own time.

    "SooRyun I found the PERFECT dance for us! It's called Miss Right by Teen Top. I really think we could pull it off. Oh and SooRyun I found a dance for you too! I know it looks difficult at first but I really think you could win with this dance!" SooRyun peered over at the laptop screen, chuckling to herself internally. It was probably a pretty easy dance but to someone with no dance background it would look difficult. EunSeo pressed play and a jazzy sort of tune started to play through the speakers. She glanced up at the title and the song was called 'The Red Shoes'. SooRyun could already tell she didn't like it. Jazz was never her favorite. It was always contemporary followed by hip-hop.

   "Haha EunSeo it seems like SooRyun hates it. Look at her face." MiKyung pointed at the displeased expression SooRyun didn't even realize she was making. SooRyun also didn't even realize MiKyung was here. Had she seen her dance? She quickly ducked her head at being caught red handed. Oh she must be so offended now. EunSeo gave a pat on the back.

    "I have a few more options up my sleeve, don't worry." EunSeo pulled up another video, this time by someone named TaeMin. The video started to play and SooRyun immediately felt some type of way. This boys technique was just phenominal and she really liked the beat of this song. One line seemed to stand out to her particularly. "It's my showtime!" kind of like, it's my time to shine. 

    "I w-w-want to dance to t-t-this one." MiKyung smirked. If SooRyun's little display just now was any indication, she could knock this dance out of the water.

   "It's a really tough dance though, do you think you can do it?" SooRyun faintly nodded. She could knock this dance out of the park. To bad her major stage fright would crush that sentiment. "Why don't we get all the girls here and sort out our game plan, huh?" The girls nodded and MiKyung went to find the others while EunSeo and SooRyun stayed behind looking at various Youtube videos. 

~ Time Skip: two weeks ~

   EunSeo smirked when she caught Hoseok eating by himself in the library. It was her free period, and while she normally spent it socializing, she decided to catch up on some much needed study time. To her delight and surprise, the object of her interest just so happened to be at one of the study tables. It must have been her lucky day. 

   Should she sit down at the table and surprise him? On one hand, she really wanted to get to know Hoseok better yet on the other hand she really needed to study. After mulling it over some more while glancing down at her workbook, EunSeo decided that boys, namely Hoseok, were more important. With that resolve in mind, she fixed her bangs quickly before walking over and dropping her book on the table, startling the crap out of J-Hope.

  J-Hope glared at EunSeo when he noticed her presence. He didn't want to be bothered, especially now of all times. This is specifically why he came to the library! No one is usually here and he can finally get some peace and quiet. EunSeo waved across the table. "Hello Hoseok." J-Hope felt weird being called by his real name. No one but his parents really call him by his real name. He didn't feel the need to extend a reply so he didn't. This didn't discourage EunSeo, however, because she was determined to get under his skin. To get to know the real him.

  "What are you reading?" J-Hope continued to stare at his book, remaining silent. EunSeo's lips formed a thin line and a look of dismay displayed on her face. It looks like this was going to be harder then she thought. It was a good thing she came prepared. "It's to bad you don't seem interested in talking, because I was hoping you'd want to build this with me." EunSeo held up a box of Lego's that would build a battleship. She wasn't proud of it, but after much snooping, she'd found Hoseok's room by accident one day. She noticed his lego building blocks and had the brilliant idea to entice him with a new set.  

   "Is that...the new model? I mean uh Lego's, how stupid." EunSeo giggled and opened the box, spreading the Lego's onto the table. "Are you going to help me or not Hoseok?" J-Hope looked torn as this was school and he wouldn't dare to make his collection of Lego's known in public. However, having all these Lego's right in front of him was just torturous. This girl....

     "You are really something else, you know that?" EunSeo shrugged and picked up a few Lego's to start building. "So I've been told once or twice." J-Hope cracked a slight smile but tried just as quickly to hide it. Even though J-Hope typically avoids people, he secretly enjoyed small conversation, he just didn't want to be the pursuer. EunSeo smiled at his smile and they built the battleship together. It was the first time they were getting along and even Hoseok had to admit it wasn't half bad.

    MiKyung felt anxious as the date of the contest drew nearer and nearer. These rigorous weeks of practicing have really done a number on MiKyung's body and she could feel herself starting to fall ill again. She'd hope she'd make it to Friday. It was already Thursday so if she could just hold out for one more day she would be ok. But the way her temperature was spiking again, she could feel herself becoming weaker. 

     She felt a flick on her forehead and frowned when she saw that NamJoon had taken up the space in front of her. She was sitting underneath a tree in the court yard during her free period and wasn't expecting Rap Monster to be in school at all since he never goes. He's always skipping. Not that she looked for him or anything. 

    "Idiot. You're burning up again." MiKyung obviously knew that considering sweat was starting to bead on her forehead and her head was pounding. 

    "Don't worry about me. I'm fine." Rap Monster knew she was not fine. She had cancer for God sakes, untreated cancer at that, how could anyone be fine? NamJoon didn't care about this girl at all, really, he just didn't want his mother harping on him should anything happen to one of the girls. At least that's what he's been telling himself. Just like the altitude of that Elephant was making his heart race and his cheeks redden. That was definitely what was going on again. 

    "We're going to the nurse." And no sooner were the words uttered did MiKyung feel herself being flung over NamJoon's shoulders like a sack of potatoes. She felt her face turn hot at the feel of Rap Monsters skin on her bare legs but it wasn't even noticeable because of her fever. If she had more energy, she'd be kicking and screaming right now. But, it might not be a total tradgedy, because she'd be lying if she said she didn't enjoy the closeness to him right now. 

     Meanwhile, on the other side of town, MinHi was having a field day! She felt free skipping class and not one person could hold her back nor tell her what to do. And no one knew who she was here. She wasn't a Westsider nor would people know she's poor. Just a simple school girl skipping class. Smiling for once, she immediately went to the nearest bar she could find.

     Suga had been following MinHi since he'd seen her hop over the brick wall at school while he was on the rooftop during his free period. He couldn't believe that she was skipping school as a guest. If she didn't want to be here why did she come? It's not like Suga wanted her here or anything. Nonetheless, he wouldn't let her just get away with it. If he couldn't get her in trouble, he would at least make her angry. Technically he was skipping school as well, something he's never done before, but the reason is very understandable in his mind. He's making sure MinHi doesn't get what she wants.

      Suga hid behind a telephone pole as he watched MinHi walk into karaoke. He scoffed. He was so sure she was going to go into a bar, not a norebong. Keeping out of sight he quickly followed her into the building. He requested for the room she rented out (with what money he had no idea) and carefully stalked up to the door. He heard absolute silence.

       Furrowing his brows, he felt a tap on his shoulder. Peering behind him he was surprised to see MinHi leaning against the wall with a smirk on her face.

      "So dainty, I could feel you tailing me since we left school, Princess YoonGi." Suga glared at the heathen in front of him. Could you blame him? He hardly ever broke the rules. It's not like he did this often. That was Rap Monsters specialty.

     "Skipping school already? You're lucky that reporting you will do nothing. Instead I've just decided I'm going to annoy you all day until you go back to school or the compound. Breaking the rules aren't tolerated around here." MinHi scoffed.

      "I'm not that easy, good luck." Suga smirked and pulled out a pair of handcuffs. Before MinHi could register what was happening, she heard a click as she felt metallic around her wrist. She nearly screamed when she saw YoonGi had handcuffed them together.

     "Are you sure about that, Manly MinHi?" Damn she had severely underestimated him. Wait, where the hell did he even get the handcuffs in the first place? She didn't even want to know. Feeling herself being dragged out of the norebang, she immediately regretted leaving school. She couldn't stand being around this goody two shoes. She would rather be in school where she could at least escape to the rooftop. This boy was really the most irritating one she'd ever met. 

    Later that evening, the girls were all gathered in the dance studio, running over their routines again and again. Once MiKyung's fever had subsided and she rested up a bit she felt fine.

      SooRyun had long since explained her past with dance and in turn of learning her own dance she was helping the other girls learn their dance, which she really liked. She'd found herself becoming more comfortable around the girls. It seemed they had all gotten closer over the course of these two weeks.  They'd learned a lot about each other and found that they all had more things in common then they realized, other then just being from the West side.

    "What do you think Suji and her group will do?" ByulHee questioned wondering if they were going to dance to a boy group as well. Hannah knew exactly what they were going to do, she'd overheard some first year boys talking about how every year they do a really y dance.

     "I overheard some boys the other day and they said that they wondered which y dance the girls would do this year, so I think they will be doing something along the lines of a girl group. The terms were that only WE had to do a boy group dance. Those cheaters. They're so unconfident they have to purposely give us a handicap." MiKyung agreed with that. Of course SuJi would do everything in her power to screw them over. After practically scaring poor SooRyun to death in the bathroom she wouldn't put it past the girl to pull something like this. But even if SuJi did do a y solo dance, MiKyung knew that SooRyun would outshine her with her dance selection. 

     "I think I'm in love with Teen Top." EunSeo exclaimed dreamily, admiring the way L.Joe was rapping in the song they were dancing to. She'd heard they also went to their school and were mortal enemies with BTS. EunSeo was really intent on meeting them. she really wanted to express her appreciation for their talent. 

      "Changjo is the best!" HaeRa exclaimed excitedly as she watched his part for Miss Right on the laptop screen sitting on the dance floor. They had been using the music videos dance version to learn and study off of. HaeRa had immediately felt drawn to Changjo and begged to get his part of the dance. Of course she got it because everyone loved HaeRa.

     "Since the talent show is tomorrow, why don't we all get some sleep for the night? Especially you, SooRyun you need to be in tip top shape for tomorrow." MinHi scolded. She actually wanted to win this thing after putting in so much dedication towards one song. Even though she HATED kpop and all its sparkly glamor crap, she had to admit the song was extremely catchy.


   In the rec room, the boys were all gathered around a pool table yet neither one was talking much. They were all deep in thought about the girls and how they've been really busy as of late. V was the most vocal about it, complaining how he missed teasing SooRyun. Jimin was second in line stating that he needed to play with his little Tokki which earned him a good slap from Suga. He swears all that boy ever thinks about is girls. 

   "I heard that the girls got challenged by SuJi's group for the talent show. The whole school has been placing bets on whose going to win, no surprise almost everyone is putting their money on SuJi. I bet my money on SooRyun though." J-Hope said surprising the whole group. He must really be in a good mood if he willingly contributed to a conversation. 

   "You placed a bet on SooRyun? That girl is totally worthless. She's so shy she won't even be able to make it onto the stage." Rap Monster had no doubt SuJi would win. He's never seen SooRyun do anything other then squeak, blush, and stutter. How the hell was she going to get up and perform in front of the whole school? V frowned at Rap Monster. He didn't think SooRyun was worthless. V thought SooRyun was interesting and extremely fun to rile up. 

   "We'll see what happens tomorrow then now won't we?" JungKook said leaving the conversation to close. Truthfully none of the boys knew what was going to happen tomorrow but they did know one thing. It would surely be one hell of a showdown.




AUTHOR'S NOTE :  I am such trash omg I am so sorry for such a long wait! I promise you I'm not going to abandon this story so please please continue to read it! I have such a busy life that I'm not able to update as often as I'd like to. But I still have all my motivation and big plans for this story so I hope you stick to it. I'm sorry this chapter is choppy and complete trash, but I just needed it to be a filler chapter so I could squeeze in some SeoHope and MinGi action since they haven't had any solid interaction at all. I also made it so I could set up perfectly into the showdown scene. On another note, the first arc of the story is almost coming to an end. The next arc will focus on MinHi and ByulHee. Remember each girl is going to get her own arc and development in this story so don't fret if you feel like your character isn't in the spot light at the moment. I will get to your character eventually so please please be patient. Other then that I hope you all still enjoyed this chapter and I can't wait for the good things to come! Till next time!



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Chapter 27: lmao I feel ty for being the one to say I miss this and then be delayed this long in concerns to commenting on the updated chapter. ;;
BUT- yes, even if I end up taking an indefinite hiatus, this would for sure be one of the stories that I would periodically check back in on.

I love how you open it with a statement about how hard the girls have been working with their academics- and then lead immediately into cutie-pie Byulhee literally folding a paper airplane and sending it flying to the proverbial sleeping dragon Minhi. LOL. Regardless though, seeing the camaraderie that's been built between all the girls is heartwarming to be sure!
But oh man, Byulhee does seem the perfect target considering her innocence in comparison to the rest of the girls- probably the only other viable option would have been Hannah, considering her plotline was literally called the "innocent touch".
[[Cause seriously, Eunseo (though surprised) would probably be the one to traumatize the flasher by just scornfully (and loudly) laughing at his *ahem* assets, Minhi would probably sooner beat the guy up for even trying, and the other girls- even if surprised, would probably snap out of it to either call the cops or one of the boys instead of freezing up like poor little Byul. ]]

It's hilarious how Jungkook fully acknowledges that he's been attempting to delude himself when it comes to a certain little klutz- & even more hilarious how he throws Jin under the bus in comparison. LMAO.

Byulhee is so cute LOL. Literally just pouting up at Kookie after he flicks her forehead. I'm glad to see some progression with our resident maknae couple here- and as for your inspiration for this scene, I just remembered a scene from the movie "Secretly Greatly". Where the main guy is trying to disguise himself using only random things- but the townspeople see him in literally a bra and leopard print granny shorts and accuse him of being a flasher/kidnapper. LOL.
Man, I kind of low-key follow your other stories too, but after seeing BTS's new comeback MV, it reminded me of this story that got me into your writing in the first place. I miss this one sometimes~ </3
I was wondering what was up since I hadn't seen an update for this & To Catch a Demon was in early January.

Haera and ChANGJO. YES. I SHIP IT. I love how both Jin and Changjo went out of their way to do something for her, though it shows that Changjo approached this a bit more intelligently in tutoring and reassuring her of her capabilities instead of just pretty much handing her a slightly more personalized textbook. (You still did good Jin, but Changjo did better LMAO-)
I'm waiting & looking forward for Jin and her relationship to blossom tbh

Hannah is so cute though. Her logic of maybe just liking every cute boy b/c of her age had me laughing. But whoa Jimin. You literally got no jams right now concerning the situation handling of the game and Niel. Being aggressive to a boy she's expressing friendliness to is not very likely to get you in her good graces. xD

Yoongi's persistence is slowly wearing Minhi down it looks like. It's pretty hilarious how he seems to always show up the moment she decides that she wants to break some rules. His stickler for the rules ways is certainly remaining at odds with Minhi but he's got the right idea. Toss away those gross cigs, they aren't healthy or make you look cool contrary to popular belief.

NAMJOON PLS. Jfc his mother hen antics towards Mikyung are cavity inducing. ; u ;
This ship sails itself. I don't even think more needs to be said with these two. Seriously Namjoon literally hand feeding her out behind/under a big tree from a personal bento- this is seriously some Nicholas Sparks content right here.
Come on you two you make each other's kokoros go doki doki just become a couple already-- !!

more coming in part two cause screw AFF's character limits. >C
tbh i'm shipping em more at this point
i just have a huge thing for nice guys LMAOO

wowowowow hannah
girl, you should make up your mind
tho i'd probs blush at every good looking guy too XD
seriously i can't see jimin being aggressive tho

yooo suga you did good
throw that pack of cigs away!!!
its hilarious tho LMAO
how creepy suga sounds rn xD

ahhhhhhhhhhh rapmon and mikyung
i ship this so so so much
esp caring rapmon
LMAO why so assertive tho dang
even tho it was for the best of mikyung

this si so fricking cute
i love it
that quiet jhope is slowly going away
and he's becoming more like the him that i can actually imagine haha

woohoooooo the comments finally here and done haha
really sorryy for the late comment
and that you feel so frustrated with the lack of feedback

you gave this story a lot of effort and wrote way more than most applyfic authors can ever
so major props to you!
i'll try to comment as soon as you upload a chapter the next time :)

and if you really really feel that frustrated by the chosen applicants not commenting for so long
you can give them a warning, saying you'll swap out charas or something idk
Chapter 25: ok so i actually read the chapter like a few days ago
but i didn't know hot to comment
cause everything was so sad
and just...
i knew west side was bad
i didn't think it was going to be that bad

i feel so bad for mikyung
how she's giving up on treatment cause she thinks she's being a burden
i'd feel the same as her but rapmon has a point when he says no parent feels their child is a burden
if only that was the cold hard truth tho
there was a man who has been on life support his whole life
and he heard his mom telling him to just go die because she was tired of taking care of him..
real life story. smfh
but he made it out alive and it living like a normal person now tho

(pretty sure he's gunna)
just curious on how he's going to do that?
rapmon is actually such a good natured guy
despite his initial attitude towards the west siders

besides the lego thing of course
ahh i love it so much

i love this story so much
i love the progress so far
and just, ugh
lemme love you for being so awesome <3
Chapter 25: That feeling of knowing that you can't afford something but is stuck there due to circumstances is something I'm familiar with.
Mikyung's mentality, while I can see where she's coming from, is heartbreaking. Sure, having people know and pitying her would probably not be something she would be ecstatic over, but it's. something kind of inevitable now? Like when they all do eventually find out it's going to happen. I almost think it'd be more of a blessing to allow the ones around you time to steel themselves for what's to come, though to be fair the groups are all still growing close to each other so I guess it can't be helped for now. It's ultimately up to her in the end.

Namjoon though. Oh boy, I was amused when he jumped at the opportunity to be the one visitor for her when the doctor came out to report on her condition to the collective group. His ensuing conversation with Mikyung was enlightening as well. It really is like they come from two completely separate worlds. Her trying to avoid being a burden- both emotional and financial, and him being incredulous over how seemingly willing she is to just not even fight for her right/chance to live.

and there it is though. The one thing she wants most before she dies. I would cite the movie "a walk to remember" in reference to her believing that there is no chance for someone with.... a permanent expiration date to have someone be willing to love and marry them. That last line from Namjoon's perspective sounds very promising- though saddening. Since, well- I think we all know how Mikyung's story is ultimately going to end. ; ;

Even if it took something like this, it is good to see the groups coming together now. And on an off note, I love how this mutual understanding/relationship with SeoHope was spawned from a Lego set. LOL.
This was a really fast update! Thank you for spoiling us with it, and I'll be eagerly waiting to see how more of Mikyung, Haera, and Hannah's respective arcs unfold. c:
Chapter 24: I had just glanced at/ reread this about a week ago, so it's a great surprise to see you've updated it as well!
I have faith in your plans for this story, & think your decision to break the story into individual character driven arcs is a smart choice rather than attempting to mash everyones' shining moments and developments together at once.

I will admit from a purely kpop music bias standpoint I was conflicted on the two performances because I lOVE Gain's Paradise Lost (Which was a great choice for classically trained Sooryun btw) but at the same time, Crazy was my JAM for months. Regardless of Sooryun not winning, I think this was a defining moment for her, & I'm sitting here grinning on her behalf because she's finally retaken the stage after her past injury.
V's reaction though like- PLEASE. Falling out of his chair and your little "...all the blood rushed to his head (if you know what I mean)"
I literally snorted while I was eating my dinner and reading this.

Suji is still so salty after the results are announced omfg. Like girl obtain some chill please.
All this hype is going to be probably following the new girls around now, so Suji and posse better start getting used to it.
Hannah and Byulhee though- girls get it! Minhi be rubbing off on the young ones. LOL.

Oh gosh I've seen the hints leading up to this point with her weakening and constantly pushing herself for the competition, but now that she's actually collapsed in front of the other girls, I guess it's time the rest of the girls find out... and why do I feel like the boys are going to be getting home shortly to witness this all as well? OTL;; I'm super excited to see how Mikyung's arc is going to unfold tbh and am anticipating getting to see more of her interactions with Namjoon.

Thanks for the update, and like I said earlier, I have faith in your plans for this story!
props too for regularly updating this and To Catch a Demon too. Like dang man.
Chapter 24: I trust you and your plans for all of the girls tbh
the story has been awesome so far
and mad props to you for being able to update so many chapters
like thats fricking amazing

its kinda like a lil plot twist
and her covering paradise lost was just fricking amazing LMAO
she got mad balls even tho she's usually so shy and stuff
his reaction is ing priceless, he fell out of his seat LMAO i dead
surprised suga was rooting for sooryun tbh

BRUH You seriously know how to set up the stories
esp how the girls will react to finding out bout the cancer
and how rapmon gunna get more involved with mikyung
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Chapter 23: Continua con la historia, esta interesante.!! *0*