Hey guys, here's the first chapter of The Heartbreakers! As ususal, this can also be found in the forums here.
Seohyun was checking her account if she has any requests. She scrolled down on the endless list of jobs that she had completed. Being a vampire, she had broke countless of hearts, as have her unnies/
“Why not take a rest, Seohyun-ah? You’ve been too dedicated to working as a heartbreaker. Have a heart.” Taeyeon, her oldest sister, teased. Her other sisters chuckled.
“I don’t have a heart, we all don’t.” Seohyun said while scrolling down and recalling the girls she served and how jerks were their boyfriends.
“Look! I have a new request and she’s asking me to meet her tonight. Wow. Humans never stop having their hearts broken, don’t they?” Tiffany said before closing her laptop.
“I’m come with you, unnie! I have a long list to be checked. I might as well start trimming them down.” Seohyun said as shut down her laptop and fixed her bag.
“Mortals are too weak. They always get their heart broken; they never learn how to fight for what they feel. Pssh.” Hyoyeon said.
“But that’s why we exist.” Yoona added, blowing on her newly polished nails. “All of them are fools when it comes to love.”
“Well, we have to thank Lucifer for cursing us never to fall in love.” Seohyun said, fixing her make-up and putting on some eyeliner.
She’s a real badass, giving off a fierce vibe. She’s not-maknae-like in this group. Taeyeon’s even bubblier than she is.
“By the way, where’s Yuri-unnie?” She asked, still fixing her eyes.
“She’s hiding from the TVXQ gods. I think she failed her last mission.” Yoona said coolly while brushing the tips of her nails dry.
“What???” Taeyeon exclaimed. “That brat, now why didn’t she tell me?!” Taeyeon let out a sigh. “Now I have to go to the TVXQ gods and beg for another pardon. She should have told me.” She shook her head.
“Come with us, unnie. Look for her in the land of humans. So we’ll be back together later.” Tiffany said, while patting Taeyeon’s back to comfort her. “It’ll be fine. Yuri’s a good heart breaker, it’s just that our maknae here is the best.”
A slight pink hue appeared on Seohyun’s cheeks as she blushed a little and exclaimed, “Unnie~ Stop that.”
“Come on, let’s go.” Taeyeon pulled down her blouse and dusted them off. “Wake Jessica up when it’s time to hunt for dinner.”
“Oh, come on. That lazy girl will wake up if it’s about eating.” Hyoyeon said.
“Did I hear eating???” Sooyoung suddenly appeared on the doorway which started Seohyun as she was standing by the door, ready to leave.
“Unnie!!! You should really stop doing that!” She playfully hit Sooyoung on the arm.
“We shouldn’t waste our fast reflexes you know.” Sooyoung said jokingly, stretching her arms up and wiggled her hands.
“You’re only fast when it’s about food.” Hyoyeon said making everyone chuckle.
In a few moments, they arrived in the city. SM’s hideout was extremely far from the city but it takes a minute for the girls to go to the city since vampires travel really fast. Tiffany turned around as she sensed the place where she’s supposed to meet up with her ‘customer’. She pursed her lips with a shiny lip balm.
“I’ll get going guys. Found my rendezvous point.” She said looking back at the girls with her only to find Seohyun. “Where’s Taengoo?” Seohyun shrugged her shoulders and then suddenly, Taeyeon came running from a distance.
“Ah, jinjja. You guys should wait for me! I’m not a fast runner like you!” Taeyeon shouted from a distance.
“Ahjumma! Ppali! I’m leaving! I’ll see you both later!” Tiffany said and waved goodbye. She disappeared in the crowd after.
Taeyeon panted as she reached Seohyun. She held onto her knees while giving off heavy breaths. “Aish…jinjja. Have you guys never tried travelling slowly?”
“You’re getting old. I can’t believe a vampire’s aging.” Seohyun teased her unnie.
“Y-yah!” Taeyeon stood straight and hurled her hands on her hips. “That’s disrespectful! Besides, we don’t age,” She said, with a frown forming across her face.
“Do you need help in finding Yuri-unnie? She’s got long legs, you know.” Seohyun continued teasing Taeyeon, looking at her unnie’s short legs.
“Of course not! I can do that on my own!” Taeyeon shrugged.
“The last time I checked, Yuri-unnie runs faster than me.” Seohyun said, “Anyway, I’m going! See you later for hunting!” Seohyun waved goodbye but shot a glance back at Taeyeon. “Don’t make us wait for too long!” She said chuckling and continued walking until she blended with the crowd walking along the busy streets of Seoul.
Taeyeon sighed and went on her own way.
Seohyun was playing with her cellphone when it beeped. She was sitting on one of the benches in the park where little kids where playing. She had actually enjoyed the sight of light-hearted kids; sometimes she’s just tired seeing tears from the girls who ask her to break the hearts of their exes. She ended her game and opened the message. It was from her former ‘client’.
It read: Thank you, unnie. My boyfriend and I are back together.
Then another message came saying, ‘My boyfriend became sweeter than before. Thank you!” then more messages came.
“How many hearts have I broken and healed at the same time? I’ve really been working a lot lately. Same things always happen. Yesterday’s always like today. I roam around, meet different guys, make them fall for me and break their hearts until they return to their precious ex-girlfriends. It’s a mystery why I never get tired doing this. Maybe breaking hearts is kind of fun. Or maybe not. Or maybe I should just check on my bank account.”
She finally stood up and went to the nearest teller to check on her account that must have been filled with payments from her customers. They’re using the money to become the kind girls they should be. They can’t be who they are always so most of the time, they disguise as cutesy girls, or lady-like or a demure one. It just depends on the guy they’re going to deal with. They also try their best to hide their identity, moreover, as vampires.
But as she was checking on her account, a click of the gun was pointed on her right temple.
“Give me your money.” A rough voice said from her back. She sighed. “Humans, they never get tired of this, do they?”
She immediately grabbed the gun and turned around, twisting the guy’s arm and pinning him down on the ground.
“You’re messing with the wrong girl.” Seohyun said before twisting the guy’s arm further.
“I should be breaking hearts, not arms.” She hissed, letting go of the guy’s arms and swiftly disappeared from sight.
Her eyebrows were crooked, pissed off big time, as she went back to the streets heading towards the coffee shop her next customer awaited. The smell of coffee burned her nose. Human food was never pleasant to vampire’s sense of smell. But she managed to just breathe normally, getting used to the various scent of food they encountered in their lives as vampires.
She looked around, spotting the girl who hired her. She walked towards her and took the seat across the girl.
The girl was crying, “A-are you Seo Joo Hyun-shi?” She sobbed in between words.
“Yes, I am.” Seohyun said, “Stop crying. You did not hire me for nothing, right?” She tried comforting the girl. “Now, the papers.”
The girl extended her hand to Seohyun and handed her an envelope. “He just broke up with me a few days ago. Damn that guy.” She cursed.
“What exactly did he do?” Seohyun asked, holding the envelope, not yet opening it. She was too used to reading the likes and dislikes and hobbies of most guys. She might have even memorized them all.
“Seohyun, it’s Seohyun.”
“S-Seohyun-shi… Neh.” She sniffled then continued, “he’s actually a very good looking guy. His body is well-built. He’s incredibly tall. I’ve never seen him around before I met him at the train station.”
“Continue, I’m listening.” Seohyun said in a clam manner, while not making it obvious how uninterested she is to listen to these heartbreak stories. She never felt for them mainly because, she’s a vampire cursed to never feel love at all but also because this is probably the 10th case she handled today. Working with too many guys is sometimes irritating too.
“I was so broken when I broke up with the boyfriend before him. I went through a bad break up with that ex-boyfriend of mine, I hurt him a lot. But I felt so stupid that time that I wanted the train to crash me into piece” She said. “And just when I was about to step onto the middle of the railings, this guy came and somehow saved my life.”
“So you fell for you savior… I see.” Seohyun nodded with subtle disinterested and boredom.
“He took my all insanity away, I felt sane when I’m with him. He’s just perfect; it’s beyond what words could describe. He’s like Daniel and I Lucinda in the novel. He was the best thing that ever happened to me; he cared a lot, he… he made me feel loved.” She explained.
Oh, good lord, she was crying harder now. “B-but he broke up with me just as everything was perfect. He broke my heart the same way my ex-boyfriend did. He did all those stupid things in the end too.”
“W-what do you mean?” Seohyun asked just to get into the conclusion of how the guy broke her heart.
“He left without any closure. He met up with me in the train station where we had first met; he said he’s never coming back. And that he’s not capable of loving. That everything he did to me was just a favor. And that my ex-boyfriend still loved me so much that I should get back to him instead. In a second, he ran towards the other end and the train passed… and then he’s gone.” The girl sniffed. “He did not even let me utter a word to even hold him back…” the girl finally wiped the tears.
“H-he asked you to come back to your ex-boyfriend?” Seohyun grew curious about the guy. Of all the situations she handled before, it’s her first time to hear that. Her ears perked up and she paid attention to what the girl was saying.
“Yes, he did. And that lame ‘I’m not capable of loving anyone.’ line of his, it’s… it’s just so stupid but it broke my heart.” The girl suddenly started crying again and then she felt her nose bleeding. “Oh, God…”
“Y-your nose… it’s bleeding.” Seohyun wrinkled her nose. She tried to hold her breath since among all the SM members… she was the weakest in resisting human blood.
“Y-you need to go.” She said. Her eyes glared a golden-red color to the girl making her back off a little. “I’m serious, just go and—and clean yourself up. Stop crying over that guy. I’ll hunt him. I mean I’ll find him for you and break his heart too.” Seohyun said avoiding the girl’s eyes.
She followed what Seohyun said abruptly and stood up. She left the coffee shop covering her nose with her handkerchief to stop the bleeding.
Seohyun can still smell the blood stinging her nose. It’s too sweet. It’s been so long since she last tasted human blood. But it was wrong… Soo Man would surely send her back to Lucifer if she tried biting a human.
Seohyun was suddenly lost her mood. She was still supposed to meet up with two guys that she was currently dealing with. But she just wanted to ditch them right away. She grew a little dizzy; the smell of sweet human blood lingers on her nose as if it was the most expensive perfume.
“H-hey, Seohyun, baby…” Someone suddenly hugged her from behind.
“Nice. One of the stupid guys caught me.” Seohyun thought and she rolled her eyes. The guy started sniffing the alluring scent of Seohyun’s hair from behind.
Seohyun tried to get the guy’s grip off her but he wouldn’t budge. So she tried harder. The guy almost screamed with the pain.
“Get off me.” Seohyun glared. She just knew it was sparkling in with that golden-red hue again.
“W-what happened to your eyes?” The guy asked, Seohyun avoided the guy’s gaze. No mortal should know that vampires like her existed.
“Nothing. Hey, Taeyang.” She said looking back at him, making sure the golden-red sparkle wasn’t visible anymore. “Did I mention before that I never really liked you?”
“W-what are you saying?”
“I was saying that I’m going to meet my boyfriend in five minutes. So I have to go. Taeyang-shi, goodbye.” Seohyun said, leaving Taeyang behind.
She quickly disappeared into the busy street of Seoul that Taeyang didn’t had the chance to go after her. Taeyang really liked Seohyun. But little did he know that Seohyun was just doing it for IU—Taeyang’s ex-girlfriend.
But instead of calling IU, Taeyang dialed his bestfriend’s number. “Hey, hyung… can I ask you something? About the Heartbreaker’s online site? Can you sign me up? Yes, give me the details when to meet up with the guy. Someone broke my heart way too easily tonight.”
Seohyun proceeded right away to the next venue—to another boy she’s to break up with. It was the last for the day anyway. And same break up lines she uttered probably for the nth time.
“I’m sorry, but I don’t think we’re meant to be… maybe this love isn’t true. The sparks and fireworks were all gone… I’m sorry. I can’t feel you anymore.” Seohyun muttered under her breath as the guy before her was almost crying.
“I-it’s okay… maybe you’re right… I’m plainly stupid…” Myungsoo said.
“Stop it. Stop saying that. It’s okay.” The guy said and forced a fake smile.
Well at least this was easier to handle than Taeyang.
Seohyun slowly walked away from the guy. She checked the list on the cellphone and marked Taeyang’s and Myungsoo’s names. She clutched the envelope from the girl to her side thinking she’ll just work on this case tomorrow. She definitely needs to hunt some deer down and suck the blood out of the poor animal.
She met up with her sisters on the park near the forest.
“Ooh, look who’s late.” Taeyeon said, who’s standing in the middle between Tiffany with the smile on her eyes and Yuri, who has her arms crossed on her chest. “And look who caught the fastest runner!”
“Shut up, I’m off to suck some bloody animal.” Seohyun said without stopping by her unnies and disappeared in the shadows of the forest.
Her three sisters exchanged looks, Tiffany and Yuri shrugged their shoulders. Taeyeon mumbled, “Human blood.” Taeyeon sighed as she shook her head. Then the three of them followed Seohyun in the darkness of the forest.
Written by: @MShey17
Edited by: @DripDropBlop
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