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Taehyung stomped his foot on the floor and folded his arms. His boyfriend glanced at him before looking at the TV. He kicked his feet up on the coffee table and sipped his soda.

“Siwoo, are you listening to me?”

“No.” He replied.

“So you think it’s ok to cheat on me? You just break my heart and don’t need to offer me any explanations.”

“What do you want me to say Taehyung? You caught me.” He shrugged.

Tears built in his eyes. “I’m so tired of you! I give you everything and you always give me nothing!” He cried.

“Why are you crying? He meant nothing to me, ok?”

“And obviously neither do I. If I did you would’ve never cheated on me. What’s so bad about me? What am I doing wrong?”

He looked at Taehyung before shaking his head. “I get bored easily and I’m sure you’re out there doing the same.”

“No, I’m not! I’m always being faithful to you! Even when other alphas approach me, I stay faithful to you.”

“Oh alphas approach you huh?”

“Well it’s only natural, I am an omega.”

He rolled his eyes. “Then why are you with my beta ass then? You always come here after leaving your luxurious apartment. Why not ask your stepdad who is a judge to give me a job? But then again only alphas work in his building anyway. Fuck them.”

“Why are you getting angry with me?”

“Because you go around throwing alphas in my face.” 
“I did not! You cheated on me, remember?!"

“Do you forgive me or not?” Siwoo snapped at the dark brown haired omega.

“Fuck you Siwoo!” He stomped to the door and flung it open. “Do you even feel bad?”

He looked at Taehyung. "I do." He shrugged.

“Whatever.” He walked out slamming the door behind him. “It never fails with him, fucking asshole.” He wiped his tears. He grabbed his phone calling his soulmate. “Chimmy, where are you?” he sniffled.

“I’m at the convenience store up the block from our apartment. Do you want something to eat babes?”

“Just get me whatever you’re getting and a chai tea. I’m on my way to you now.”

“You got it.”

Taehyung hung up and rushed over to him. They sat at the park eating their food. Taehyung looked down poking at his food.

“Siwoo is such an asshole, he doesn’t even seem sorry,” Jimin said.

“He’s not...he just knows I’ll come back,” Taehyung whispered. "Like I do all the time." He sighed.

“So why not just break up with him?”

“I don’t know...I’m weak. Maybe I’m not as good looking as I thought.”

“Stop it!” Jimin snapped, he pointed his chopsticks at him. “He has the hottest omega in his possession. I’ve even heard other omegas saying they wanted you. It’s about time he understands what he has.”

Taehyung chuckled softly. “Thank you Chimmy. I saw Chin-Hae on my way here.”

“You did? Was he the one that slept with Siwoo?”

“Yup, I’m gonna beat his ass.”

Jimin sighed. “And what is that going to do?”

“Make me feel better for ten minutes.” he finished his food and got up.

“Wait, let me call Nari and Yejoon and see if they want to meet up.” Jimin grabbed his phone running after him.

Shortly Nari and Yejoon joined them and they approached the young man standing in front of a car with two of his friends. Taehyung walked over to him. “Chin-Hae, can I talk to you for a moment.”

He rolled his eyes. “What do you want?”

“You think it’s cool sleeping with other people’s boyfriends?”

“It’s not my fault, he gets bored with you. Maybe if you gave him something more exciting he’d stay faithful to you.”

“You’re a whore! Think how low you have to stoop just to sleep with someone else’s boyfriend. Tramp.”

“Fuck off, don’t be mad at me because he’s tired of your dry ass slick.”

Taehyung shoved the older male making him stumble against the car. “Say that shit again!”

Chin-Hae got in his face and shoved him back. “Get the fuck outta my face.”

Taehyung punched him in the face. Chin-Hae grabbed his nose that leaked blood. His friends jumped up and Taehyung held his arms out.

“You guys want some too?”

They looked at Taehyung’s friends who were ready to jump in if they made a move.

“You violent piece of shit! That’s why Siwoo doesn’t want you! Who wants a violent omega?!” Chin-Hae yelled at him before walking away.

Taehyung looked down.

“They left so fast,” Nari giggled.

“No one wants to mess with Taehyung.” Yejoon laughed.

Jimin looked at him. “How do you feel now?”

Taehyung put on a bright smile. “Great! I don’t care if anyone sees me as a violent omega. Fuck them! No one messes with me.” He began walking away. Nari and Yejoon followed him. Jimin sighed a bit before following behind them.

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Taehyung walked into his apartment that night. He smelt a delicious aroma coming from the kitchen and ran to see what his mother was making. Chinri was running around the large kitchen while humming to classical music playing in the background.

“Eomma, what are you making?”

Chinri whirled around looking at her son. “Oh Taehyung, you ate while you were out, right? I just made dinner for me and Chul-Moo.”

“Oh…” He looked down.

She sighed deeply. “You’re nineteen Taehyung, I don’t see why I need to cook dinner for you.” She turned the stove down and readjusted her bright red apron. “We already put a roof over your head and give you money because your broke beta boyfriend can’t give you anything. So, you can either cook for yourself or get your own meal while you’re out.”

“Ok.” He went into the fridge and pulled out a bottle of water. He looked at his mother.

She was wearing a fitted short-sleeve knee-length Parda black dress. Her gold Jimmy Choo heels clicked throughout the kitchen as she scurried around. Her light brown bone straight hair flowed down her back and her make up was flawless as her diamonds shined under the light. His mother was the epitome of a trophy omega, no matter where she and Chul-Moo went, she always made him look good. His mother was what other omegas wanted to be.

“You know I got into a fight today.”

“That’s good, hope you had fun.” She said staring at the huge cookbook

He pressed his lips together and went into his room. He plopped on his computer chair and turned on his computer. He began talking to Nari through instant messenger.

TaeTae95: My mom is so head over heels for my stepdad it’s annoying. 🙄She can’t even feed her own son. She claims I’m nineteen and should get my own food but she’s been doing this since I was old enough to make myself cereal. 😤She always made sure he was well fed though. I hate coming home sometimes but I’m so mad at Siwoo.😩

NariwithLuv: Your mom is so selfish and it’s so wrong. 😠 Even though you are nineteen, you still live with them. How hard is it to make extra so you can eat as well? There’s tons of food at my place, are you hungry I’ll bring you a plate.☹

Taehyung’s stomach growled, he loved Nari’s mother’s cooking. Her mother always made the best food.

TaeTae95: Thanks hun, I’m ok, I’m gonna take a shower and get some rest.😊

NariwithLuv: Ok baby, love you and call me tomorrow. 😘😘💞💞💞

TaeTae95: 😘😘💜💜

He got off the computer and opened the door to his room.

“Oh Chul-Moo, you’re home. I missed you so much, baby.” He saw his mother wrapping her arms around her mate and kissing him. “Come, come, I made dinner for us.”

“Just for us?” Chul-Moo asked as Chinri took his blazer off. “Did Taehyung eat?”

“Oh yeah, I already gave him his portion.”

Taehyung pressed his lips and went back into his room. To the world, she was the best mother but to him, he hated her. He didn’t want to be here. He grabbed his cell phone and walked out of the room.

He saw his mother and stepfather had a candlelit steak dinner with red wine. His mother was smiling so widely and talking nonstop, his father smiled listening to her every word. He slowly moved away, if he interrupted their dinner, his mother would no doubt get angry at him.

He left out of the apartment and began walking. Why couldn’t he have happiness like that? His mother had always been a shitty person but yet she managed to get a great alpha who took care of them.

Here he was with a beta boyfriend who treated him like crap. And his mother never failed to throw in his face that his boyfriend was broke and a loser.

Tears built in his eyes when he was in front of Siwoo’s door. He was weak and worthless or else he wouldn’t have been here. He slowly knocked on the door and Siwoo opened the door.

“You’re back baby.”

The tears rolled down his cheeks. “I missed you.” 
Siwoo hugged him and kissed his forehead. “I missed you too baby.” He walked him inside and began kissing his lips. Taehyung allowed him to strip him and they fell on the bed. He told himself, this was better than being alone.

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*A few weeks later*

Taehyung and Jimin sat at an ice cream parlor.

“So I was out shopping with my mom and sister yesterday and I met this guy.”

Taehyung looked at him. “Oh shit, did you get his number?” He smiled.

“Hell yeah, I did! And he’s an alpha. He’s eighteen but he seems so mature for his age.”

“Ooh,” Taehyung ate some of his chocolate ice cream.

“Tae, this guy is fucking hot! I damn near went into heat.” He said before taking a scoop of strawberry ice cream. Taehyung laughed out. “He asked me out this weekend.”

“Nice! Are you going?”

“Here’s the thing, I need you to come.”

Taehyung cocked an eyebrow. “Why?”

“He’s gonna make it a group date and he’s bringing three of his friends with him.”

“Um ChimChim, are you forgetting I have a boyfriend.”

Jimin rolled his eyes. “Fuck Siwoo, there’s other fish out there. It’s about time you get out there and find yourself some real love. Yejoon and Nari are coming and with you, it will be even.”

Taehyung sighed deeply. “I’m doing this for you.”

“I’m telling you this guy is fine, if his friends look like him, you’re gonna get one.”

Taehyung laughed. “Whatever. Where are we going?”

“He invited us to this new Italian restaurant that just opened last week. He reserved a party room for us...meaning food, drinks and music.” He handed Taehyung the card and his eyes widened.

“Oh shit, this restaurant is fucking expensive! I looked up the menu to see what they had and their plates went eighty bucks and up.”

“Yup!”

“Count me in! So, are we going shopping or what?”

“Hell yeah, I gotta get money from my parents though.”

“Me too.”

Taehyung ran into his apartment and saw his mother watching TV while drinking a glass of red wine.

“Eomma, can I have some money please?”

“For what?” she glared at him.

“I’m going out to a fancy restaurant and I need something new to wear.”

She grabbed her pocketbook and pulled out her wallet. “It makes no sense that you have a boyfriend and he can’t even give you money to go shopping. I’ve told you over and over a beta can’t give you the lifestyle you want. You need to find an alpha. That beta of yours is pathetic.”

He remained silent as she berated his dating life. Well she wasn't wrong, his dating choice wasn't the best. He smiled happily when she gave him two thousand.

“Thanks Eomma!” He ran out of the apartment and saw Jimin waiting for him.

“Ready?”

“Yup!”

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Taehyung and Jimin stood outside of the restaurant waiting for Nari and Yejoon. Jimin took a deep breath.

“Hair check.”

“Awesome.”

“Outfit check.”

“Flawless.”

“Booty check.” He turned around poking his butt out towards Taehyung who laughed.

“Delicious.”

“Alright, then I’m ready.” They laughed.

“Hey guys!” Yejoon waved getting out of the Uber car with Nari behind him.

“Wow Yejoon, can your clothes get any tighter?” Jimin teased.

“I’m trying to get me an alpha tonight if there's any.” He ran his hand through his platinum blonde hair.

Taehyung shook his head. “You’re going to get a lot of attention.”

“I always do.” Yejoon winked and Taehyng rolled his eyes.

Jimin clapped his hands. “Gentlemen and lovely lady,” Nari laughed. “Let’s go. He said to go straight to the back.” Jimin led his friends inside. He told the bouncer at the door their names and he opened the door letting them inside.

“Hey you made it, you guys got here before my lame ass friends.” He smiled walking over to Jimin who held his arms out hugging the taller alpha who towered over him. He took in Jimin’s scent.

“You look and smell good.”

“As you do.” He giggled. “Jungkook, I want you to meet my friends, Taehyung, Nari and Yejoon.”

“Nice to meet you guys.” He shook their hands. Taehyung smiled, Jimin always had nice looking guys but this time he had outdone himself.

Jungkook was tall and a bit muscular, his black hair was a bit on the long side. He had on a white short sleeve button up that showed the tattoos on both of his arms.

He could tell this guy was into Jimin, he kept his eyes on him especially the red pants he had on.

“Jungkook-ah, I hope your friends look as good as you do.” Yejoon flirted. Taehyung and Nari looked at him as Jimin shook his head.

The young alpha chuckled. “Don’t worry, they’re good looking. There’s food, drinks, and the DJ is setting up now.” he wrapped his arms around Jimin who became giddy.

They grabbed some drinks and sat on the couch. Three handsome young men walked inside the party room. The two betas were Namjoon and Yoongi and the third one named Seokjin was an alpha.

Jimin nudged Taehyung and pointed to Yejoon. He covered his mouth so he didn’t laugh out at the poor boy was drooling.

The three guys sat down next to Jungkook. “Alright so let’s get the party started!”

Taehyung couldn’t take his eyes off the alpha next to him. He was Jungkook’s older cousin. Gorgeous was an understatement, dark thick rich hair, plump pink lips, and sexy bedroom brown eyes. His shoulders were wide and broad. It was his aura that was attracting Taehyung, strong and confident. This was an alpha who could have anything he wanted.

He wore a Burberry button-up, the first two buttons were done and his sleeves stopped at his elbows showing the tattoos on both of his arms. A thin gold chain hung from his neck and his black jeans fitted showing off his long legs.

Their eyes met for a moment and Taehyung looked away.

Seokjin chuckled to himself, his cousin never failed when he did group dates. He was even tempted to spend the night with one of them. His eyes went over to the dark brown hair omega who had his legs crossed, holding his soju bottle in one hand and his phone in the other. The fitted khaki pants he had on hugged in all the right places and his black button-up was tucked in showing his slim waist. The omega had the prettiest set of brown eyes he had ever seen.

Seokjin leaned over a bit closer and their eyes met again. “I didn’t catch your name, the music was so loud.”

“I’m Taehyung.”

“Taehyung.” He repeated. The omega nodded with a small smile.

Yejoon sighed when the beta named Yoongi ignored him. He looked across from him and saw Taehyung and Seokjin laughing. He growled Seokjin was the finest guy here. Usually, when they went out all the guys were after him especially the alphas.

He moved closer to Seokjin and smiled. “Don’t get too friendly Seokjin Hyung, Taehyungie has a boyfriend he’s been with for the last two years and a half.”

Taehyung’s eyes widened, Seokjin turned and looked at Yejoon next to him.

“Seriously,” Jimin glared at him.

“Wow Yejoon, not cool.” Nari snapped.

“It’s the truth.” he shrugged.

Seokjin chuckled. “It’s alright, I don’t see any harm in talking, right?”

“That’s true,” Taehyung said. “And if you want to know anything else about me, just ask Yejoon since he volunteers information about me.”

“Taehyung-ah, stop! It’s not even like that.” Yejoon said.

“Whatever, I want to go outside for a bit.”

“There’s an exit over there, you can go out and come in through that door,” Jungkook told him.

“Thank you.”

“I’ll come with you.” Seokjin got up and walked with him.

Yejoon’s eyes narrowed watching them walk away together.

“Are you mad that your friend ratted you out?” Seokjin chuckled while lighting a cigarette.

Taehyung sipped his drink. “Not even, I would’ve told you eventually but we were just talking. Yejoon gets like that when he gets jealous. When it comes to alphas he forgets the word friends and becomes so competitive. I’m gonna kick his ass one day.”

Seokjin laughed. “You’re a firey one.”

“I am.” He admitted with a smile.

“So can I have your number?”

Taehyung tilted his head. “In case you didn't know...I have a boyfriend.”

The alpha laughed. “I just want to be friends that’s all. Or does your alpha not like you being friends with other alphas?”

“My boyfriend is a beta,” Taehyung corrected him.

“Cute.” He chuckled and took Taehyung’s phone when he handed it to him. He placed his number in his phone and gave it back. Taehyung looked and laughed out. “Worldwide Handsome Hyung? Really?” He cocked an eyebrow.

“I wanted to stand out in your phone.”

Taehyung laughed and sent him a message.

“I’m going to put you under Honey.”

“Why?”

“You look sweet.”

“But I’m not.”

“So then you taste sweet?”

Taehynug folded his arms trying to hide his smile as Seokjin laughed. “I’m teasing.”

“Anyway, Hyung, your tattoos are really cool. They look badass.”

“That’s because I’m badass.”

Taehyung bit his lip and sipped his drink. “What makes you so badass?”

“Riding with me means screams of pleasure and wild nights.” He smiled.

Taehyung laughed. “That sounds dirty.”

“Isn’t dirty fun always the best?” He winked. Taehyung licked his lips and laughed.

“I have a boyfriend.” He wasn’t sure if he was reminding the alpha or himself.

“I’ll behave, I promise.”

Taehyung laughed out. "I don't believe you." 

Later that night Taehyung and Jimin walked towards their apartment.

“Tonight was fun, wasn’t it?” Jimin smiled at him.

“It was, minus Yejoon’s bullshit.”

“He’s just jealous. Seokjin Hyung seemed really into you.”

“I know but Siwoo...”

“Fuck Siwoo!” Jimin exclaimed making Taehyung sigh. “He treats you so badly, stop settling for him. Seokjin Hyung is far better.”

“But he seems like a player.”

Jimin turned to him. “Why get serious? Just have fun with him, we’re gonna be twenty this year. No need to settle down.”

“You’re not looking to date Jungkook?”

“That’s not my goal. If it leads there I won’t stop it but if it turns out to be a small fling I’m fine with that as well.” He shrugged.

“I only know Siwoo though…”

“Get to know Seokjin Hyung.” He clasped his best friend’s shoulders.

“I’ll think about it. See you tomorrow.”

“See you tomorrow, babes.” They hugged each other and Taehyung went into his apartment. He leaned against the door and sighed. He wasn’t going to lie he wanted to experience Seokjin’s screams of pleasure and wild nights.

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*A few weeks later*

Taehyung received money from his stepfather and headed into the city to shop. He hated shopping alone but Jimin was with Jungkook, Nari was working and he was still mad at Yejoon. He walked out of a store staring at his phone. He called Siwoo and he finally answered.

“Hey,”

“Where are you?”

“I’m out.”

“Out where?”

“Are you my father or something? Do I really need to answer?”

“I’m just asking because I want to hang out with you.”

“You’re so clingy, we just hung out yesterday.”

“We had sex yesterday and that was all.”

“I gotta go, talk to you later.” He hung up and Taehyung sighed deeply.

“He’s probably with someone else right now. Why do I even bother?” he groaned.

“Do you need help with those bags, lil omega?”

He whipped around ready to give a tongue lashing to the jerk but he paused and laughed when he saw Seokjin smirking while holding bags.

“Were you gonna kill me?”

“I was going to give someone a tongue lashing. What are you doing here?”

“What do you mean?” he laughed. “It’s the city, everyone is here.”

Taehyung rolled his eyes. “You know what I mean! What is your purpose for being here.”

“I was getting a gift for my little brothers, it’s their college graduation tomorrow and I was going to drop it off to them.”

“Ah I see. Where does your family live?” He asked as they began walking.

“Outside of the city, it’s like an hour drive. They live in a gated community.”

“Gated community?”

“Yeah, most of the mansions are gated over there.”

“Man-Mansions?” His eyes widened. Seokjin laughed.

“Yeah, my family is throwing a big party for them, so many people I don’t even know or care to know will be there. I’m just going for my brothers, to be honest.”

Taehyung smiled. “Aww, are you close with your family?”

“Yeah, well minus my dad, he’s a piece of shit so I don’t talk to him much.”

The omega nodded. “I understand the feeling...I don’t get along with my mom that well…” his shoulders slumped. A heavy sigh escaped his lips. “She caters strictly to her husband. I mean she’ll give me money whenever I want it but that’s about it. A simple how was your day would make me happy.” He then laughed blushing a bit. “I’m sorry I didn’t mean to dump that on you.”

“No, it’s ok. It seems heavy for you.”

“I guess…”

“Hey, are you hungry? Let’s get something to eat, my treat.” He took his hand before the omega could say anything and led him into a restaurant.

“Are you an only child?” Seokjin asked and Taehyung nodded while sipping on his vanilla milkshake.

“I’m kinda glad my mom never had another child. I’d probably be completely abandoned.” He chuckled softly.

“You never know, it could’ve made her more caring. My brothers and I were raised by our grandparents. My grandmother had been my rock for years, I don’t know what I would do without her. Sometimes our parents aren’t designed to be here for us. It sucks, we can’t pick our parents.”

Taehyung chuckled. “Tell me about it.” He looked at the alpha who was staring out the window watching the busy people passing by.

He noticed how men and women checked him out. He was only twenty-two but so mature, he gave good advice and his family seemed wealthy. He wondered what it would be like to have a man like him. He only knew Siwoo and he knew deep inside Siwoo was trash but he was scared that he couldn’t do better.

“Since you’re checking me out…” he turned and looked into Taehyung’s eyes. “Wanna test drive the ride?”

His words got stuck in his throat as he tried controlling his raging hormones. He looked away trying to break the spell the alpha was slowly putting him under.

“Something tells me you’re a player.”

He laughed and shook his head. “I’m not a player,” he said while eating some food. “Any omega I get involved with I always state I can’t date anyone right now. They don’t listen and when they see me with someone else they get mad.”

“Do you string them along?” He raised his eyebrow.

“If you’re asking if I drop the word love then no, I don’t. It’s just physical and that’s it.”

Taehyung chuckled. “You still sound dangerous.”

“I’m not that bad. Would you like to hang with me?”

Taehyung raised his eyebrow. “Hang where?”

“We can always go to my place.” He suggested.

Taehyung stared at him, he wasn’t dumb, he knew what that meant but at the same time, he wanted to be reckless.

“Sure, why not.” He bit his bottom lip.

“Ok,” Seokjin smiled at him. “We’ll leave as soon as we finish eating.”

Seokjin took Taehyung’s bag to his royal blue Bentley coupe.

“This is your car?” Taehyung gasped.

“One of them.” He smiled opening the door. Taehyung smiled and got inside. Seokjin pulled up to the luxury apartments. This was even more high class than his apartment. His stepdad was a judge and made great money so it made him wonder just what the alpha did for a living.

A doorman opened the door for them and they got into the elevator. He remembered his mother talking about these apartments. They were one of the finest luxury apartments and he couldn’t believe he was going to see what one looked like. Seokjin gave him a tour of his two-bedroom apartment. He loved the white and gray decor. He could tell the furniture was expensive.

“What do you do?”

“For work?” He asked Taehyung nodded. “Trust me, you don’t wanna know. I’d hate for you to be up all night long worrying about me.” he brushed his fingers against the omega’s soft cheek.

“What does that mean? Do you do dangerous work?”

He leaned down towards Taehyung placing his hand on his lower back. “If I told you I’d have to kill you.”

Taehyung licked his lips inhaling sharply. He knew at that moment, he was bought and sold. He wanted the alpha and he wanted him badly.

“That would be a waste if you killed me…” he whispered, placing his hand on his chest as Seokjin’s hand traveled down to the omega’s ass, giving his right cheek a tight squeeze.

“I much rather rock your world instead.”

Taehyung shivered but composed himself. “I don’t know if I should let you do that.” He slowly moved back teasing him a bit.

Seokjin grabbed his hips pulling him towards him, he immediately felt the alpha’s erection. “Why not? I see the way you’re looking at me and your pheromones are so strong right now.”

“Yours is even stronger.” He stared into his eyes, Seokjin leaned and nipped his bottom lip.

“What do you want, baby?”

“I want you.”

Seokjin pressed his nose in his scent gland, his tongue ran over it making the omega moan softly. His hot skin took a taste of Taehyung’s sweet skin.

“See I told you, you were sweet like honey.” He grabbed Taehyung’s waist.

Taehyung pushed the alpha on the couch and straddled his hips. He felt Seokjin’s erection more, the throbbing in his ass was beginning to ache. Their tongues danced together trying to gain dominance. He grabbed Taehyung’s ass tightly rubbing him against his erection.

His body grew feverishly, he just prayed he didn’t mess his jeans. Seokjin picked him up and walked into the bedroom. They fell on his king-sized bed and Seokjin slid his hands inside of the omega’s shorts.

“Ah!” he cried out feeling Seokjin’s middle finger probing at his ass. Seokjin removed the omega’s shorts and underwear. He applied lube to his fingers and slid his finger into him.

Taehyung gripped his arms crying out, his body tightened up when Seokjin slid him in his mouth. He knew he was going to be a mess. He never felt pleasure this good before. He watched Seokjin licking up and down his shaft. He moved his hips meeting the alpha’s fingers.

“I’m gonna-” Taehyung couldn’t finish his words, his body arched as Seokjin pounded his fingers into him. “Ah fuck!” he cried as he came long and hard. Seokjin swallowed every drop of him. He removed his fingers and took Taehyung’s shirt off leaving him naked on his bed.

“Are you ready?” The alpha sat on his knees and began unbuttoning his jeans. He wasn’t ready but he nodded anyway. He crawled over to him and pulled his pants and boxers down. He always hard rumors that alphas were well endowed but this was his first time seeing an alpha cock. He licked his lips and slid him in his mouth.

Seokjin tossed his shirt off, he reached over slipping his fingers back in Taehyung’s ass. The omega shook and moved back into his fingers.

“Damn Taehyung, your mouth feels so good.” He moaned pushing his hips forward. Taehyung used his hand to help him from gagging. He licked up and down his shaft before sucking on his head. He licked the precum, he felt Seokjin pulsating his mouth. “You wanna taste me?” He asked. Taehyung nodded. “Shit Taehyung,” he groaned as he came, Taehyung kept his lips around him as his body shivered from cumminng again.

He pushed Taehyung on his back as his cock swelled again. He leaned down kissing the omega’s lips while squeezing his nipple. Taehyng nibbled on Seokjin’s bottom lip.

“You want me to fuck you?” He rubbed his head against the entrance of Taehyung’s hole.

“Please Seokjin Hyung.”

“Call me Jin.”

“Jin, fuck me please, I want your alpha cock.” He wasn’t sure what was going on with him but sex never made him this aggressive before. Seokjin’s pheromones were making him crazily wet and horny.

He pushed Seokjin on his back and sat on his throbbing cock.

Seokjin’s back arch as Taehyung rode him. He held his waist tightly and pumped his hips to sync with the omega’s movements.

“Jin!” He cried out.

From the alpha’s tight grip on him, he had no choice but to ride him slowly feeling every inch of him.

“Jin!” he cried louder.

“Fuck! Taehyung, you’re so tight.” He pulled the omega down to him and licked his neck. He pulled Taehyung’s hair back leaving his neck exposed. He licked and sucked on his neck until nothing but hickies were left.

Taehyung came repeatedly, achieving his first real orgasm.

“I’m gonna cum, are you on birth control?”

“No,” Taehyung got off him and slid him back in his mouth. He sucked on him until he came. Seokjin fell on his back as Taehyung collapsed on his chest.

“I had intentions of rocking your world but I think the tables turned.” Seokjin laughed.

“You definitely rocked my world.” They shared a laugh, Seokjin pecked his lips.

“I wanna see you again,”

“What about my boyfriend?”

“Jimin told me a bit about him.”

Taehyung rolled his eyes. “Of course he did.”

“Listen that guy is a loser and you can do better but that’s up to you on what you want to do. Just know I want to spend time with you.”

Taehyung smiled and nodded. “I can work with that.”

Seokjin pulled him on top of him, capturing his lips as they shared a deep kiss.

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Siwoo looked at Taehyung who was on the couch next to him. He watched as he looked down at his phone with a smile.

“So how long are you going to fuck with this guy, you’re talking to?”

His eyes widened and looked at the beta who smoked his cigarette. “What are you talking about?”

“You always yell at me about cheating and look at you!”

“I’ve caught you cheating on me, what are you talking about?” He snapped.

“Well you spend all your time with everyone else, I have needs too.”

“It’s always about you! It’s always about your needs. You never think of my feelings!”

“Whatever, why do I have to sit here and worry about my boyfriend being an omega whore?”

Taehyung sighed. “I don’t have to take this and I’m not!” He got up walking to the door. Siwoo went after him pulling him back. “Let me go!”

“Who the fuck is it?! Who is he?” He tightened his grip on Taehyung’s wrist and slammed him against the wall.

“He’s an alpha and he’ll kick your ass!”

His hand cocked back hitting Taehyung across the face. “You made me do that!”

Taehyung gripped his cheek, tears formed in his eyes and he pushed Siwoo. “Fuck you!” He swung at him, Siwoo caught his fist.

"Listen to me!" 

Taehyung kicked him in the shin, once he released him. He ran out the door sobbing.

“Taehyung listen to me! Just come back in so we can talk!”

The omega ran down the stairs and sent Seokjin a text asking him to pick him up.

“Taehyung!”

“Stay away from me!” He cried. “I’ve given you everything and all you know how to do is take! And then you hit me because you don’t like what I said. Well, let me say it again you piece of shit. I moved on to someone better! He’s an alpha! He has way more money and he’s not sitting around feeling sorry for himself!”

“So you like him because of his money?”

“Of course not!”

Siwoo laughed. “You’re a money whore like your mother!” 
“No, I’m not! I just want to be happy!”

Siwoo’s face tightened when he saw a Bentley pull up, Seokjin got out the car and Taehyung ran to him burying his face in his chest. Seokjin wrapped his arms around him.

“Babe, what happened?”

Taehyung looked up at him and Seokjin’s face darkened. “Who hit you?” he followed Taehyung’s gaze to the beta. “Get in the car.” He said not taking his eyes off Siwo who stood his ground.

Taehyung got in the car. Seokjin approached him. “Did you hit my omega?”

Your omega?” He laughed out. “He was mine first and still is. His weak-ass will be back in two days.”

“I bet you he won’t.” Seokjin grabbed his arm twisting behind his back. The beta screamed out everyone stood around watching and whispering. Taehyung looked away. “You’re lucky I don’t break your arm. Stay away from my omega.” He growled at him before releasing him. He got in the car and drove off.

Taehyung sighed deeply.

“Why were you with him anyway?” Seokjin asked.

“I wanted to break up with him, he kept telling me to hold on he was watching something so then I started texting you and he noticed. Then we got into a fight.” He rubbed his cheek.

“Stay away from him ok? I don’t want to have to kill him.”

Taehyung nodded. “Ok.”

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Taehyung opened his eyes and saw it was daylight. He saw his phone on the nightstand but had no energy to get it. Seokjin wore him out completely. He turned over and looked at Seokjin who was sleeping on his back with his arm draped over his eyes. The sex between them was so amazing. He was so perfect. However, he did make it very clear, he wasn’t looking for a serious relationship right now. He kept saying with his work right now would make it hard. He still hadn’t told him what he did for a living. Everything happened so fast, he wondered if made the right decision.

He shook his head not wanting to dwell on things anymore. He made his decision to leave with Seokjin and decided to stick with it. After all, how bad could an open relationship be?

He wanted a special place in the alpha’s heart. Maybe if he tried hard enough, he would fall in love with him. He moved underneath the covers and placed his dick in his mouth. Seokjin’s breathing became heavy as his body arched a bit. Taehyung’s mouth and tongue worked around his erection. He felt his hips pumping softly. He sucked on his head before licking down his shaft. A moan escaped the alpha’s lips.

Seokjin moved the covers from Taehyung’s head and ran his hand through his hair. He shut his eyes tightly as Seokjin came, he made sure to swallow all of him.

He rolled the omega on his back and began kissing him. Taehyung gripped him tightly, Seokjin licked and sucked on his neck making him moan loudly. He kissed down until he reached his omega’s erection. He applied lube to his fingers and slid them inside of Taehyung. His back arched.

“Jin, I want you.” He whispered.

“You want to feel me?” 
“Yes, please.”

He coated his cock with lube and slid inside of him. The omega instantly came from the deep penetration. He couldn’t understand why Seokjin made his body react like this. He knew this alpha was a pro at pleasing omegas, he had never came so many times in one session. He wanted to dominate Seokjin but at the same time, he wanted the alpha to dominate him as well. He slowly felt himself becoming putty in his hands.

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Nari spread a huge towel on the sand, Jimin placed the drinks in the cooler and fiddled with the Bluetooth speaker. Taehyung fixed his shades and removed his shirt. He noticed some alphas and betas passing by staring at them however, he was pretty sure they were looking at Yejoon. He purposely stood up and fixed the thin strings to his thong swim bottom. It was no lie Yejoon had a great ass so why not show it off.

“I went on this amazing date last night,” Yejoon exclaimed.

“Oh, you went out with that rich alpha right?” Nari asked removing her tank top but keeping her denim shorts on. She laid on the blanket looking at Yejoon. Taehyung rolled his eyes as Jimin sipped his drinking waiting to hear how funny this story will end up.

“Yup! It was so fun too! He showed me how nightlife is really done. We went to dinner on a yacht.”

“Aww that’s romantic, dinner on the water.” Jimin smiled.

“It was.”

“Did you guys to a hotel afterward?” Taehyung smirked, Jimin spit his soda out a bit as Nari looked down suppressing her laugh. Yejoon glared at him.

“As a matter of fact, we did. We went to Mahogany Suites.”

“Oh, that’s the brand-new hotel that opened last weekend, right?” Jimin asked.

Yejoon proudly puffed his chest. “Yup, the room was gorgeous it has to cost at least three hundred plus a night.”

“Wow, that’s amazing!”

“Yup, hopefully, the alpha I’m going on a date with tonight can show me a better time.” He smiled.

Nari’s eyes widened and she looked away. Taehyung shook his head as Jimin laughed.

“Well let us know how that went.”

“I wanted to tell you guys…” Taehyung began, they looked at him. “Siwoo and I are officially over.”

“Yay!” Jimin clapped as Nari smiled and playfully punched his arm.

“Good for you!”

Yejoon rolled his eyes. “Oh stop lying, you and Siwoo are always over and then you always go back to him by the end of the day.” He sipped his soda.

Taehyung nodded. “Normally Siwoo and I do go back and forth as often as the different guys you date but this time we’re done.” He smiled as Yejoon’s face tightened.

“Alright guys be nice...we’re friends remember?” Jimin said as Taehyung rolled his eyes. “So you and Siwoo are really done?”

“Yeah, he hit me.”

“What?” They gasped.

“Hey guys.”

They turned around and saw Jungkook and Seokjin walking up to them. Jimin jumped up and kissed Jungkook’s lips.

“I asked Kook-ah to come and bring some drinks for us. Hi Jin Hyung, I’m surprised you came.” He smiled.

“I had to come and see my babe.” He wrapped his arm around Taehyung when he walked over to him. He kissed Taehyung’s lips.

“I was just about to tell them that you’re my knight in shining armor.”

Jimin turned to Jungkook and made a face. “Damnmit.”

“You owe me, I won,” He wrapped his arms around him.

“Don’t bet on us weirdos!” Taehyung exclaimed.

Seokjin handed some soju to Nari and Yejoon.

“Thank you.” Yejoon smiled.

He nodded. “You’re welcome.”

Yejoon turned on the music and began dancing. He looked at Seokjin, he was annoyed that Taehyung got to him first. He should’ve had the spot between his legs where Taehyung was currently sitting. He was determined not to let Taehyung win.

Chapter Text

*Six months later*

Taehyung walked out of his room and headed towards the door.

"Taehyung-ah," he turned around and smiled at Chul-Moo.

"Hey, what's up?"

"Happy Birthday." He handed his stepson an envelope. "I hope you like it."

"Can I open it?"

"Sure." He smiled.

Taehyung opened it and counted three thousand.

"Ah thank you so much!!" He hugged him tightly.

"Anytime. Enjoy your day."

"I will."

"What are you guys talking about?" Chinri walked over to them.

"Today is Taehyung's birthday unless you forgot it."

"Of course I didn't! I already wished him a happy birthday." It was obviously a lie. Taehyung rolled his eyes. "What are you and your friends going to do?"

"Jump off some cliffs. See you guys later." Taehyung walked out of the apartment. He got in Seokjin's car and kissed his lips.

"Happy Birthday baby."

"Thank you." He blushed.

"What do you wanna do?"

"Can we go to the movies or something?"

"Sure."

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A loud moan escaped Taehyung’s lips as he rode Seokjin. The alpha gripped his hips tightly. Their lips met in a heated passion. Taehyung was happy Seokjin’s windows were tinted and he was parked in the back of the garage next to his apartment building.

He still didn’t remember how they ended up here or like this. They talked about going to the movies and getting food yet here they were. He was betting he probably was the one who initiated it. He just couldn’t get enough of this alpha.

His lips pressed against Seokjin’s muffled his moan as he came, Seokjin held him tightly releasing himself. They both panted feeling completely exhausted. Taehyung pressed his sweaty forehead against Seokjin’s forehead as the alpha gently stroked his back.

“That was amazing,” Seokjin whispered.

“It was but cleaning the mess sucks.” He groaned.

“So let’s go inside and take a quick shower.”

Taehyung rolled his eyes. “Quick he says.”

Seokjin laughed. “So then a quicky in the shower?”

Taehyung sighed rolling his eyes again. “I’ll race inside.” He jumped out of the car.

“Cheater!”

After two shower sessions, Taehyung finally got dressed. He went into the fridge and pulled out a container of mixed fruit. He grabbed cream cheese dip and sat at the table eating, waiting for Seokjin to finish dressing.

Seokjin walked into the kitchen fixing his shirt, he looked at Taehyung who was looking at his phone while eating.

“You’ve been eating a lot, is your heat nearing?”

“Yeah.”

“So you’re staying here with me?” He leaned against the counter opening his bottled water.

Taehyung looked at him. “Why would I?”

“The six months we’ve been together, you haven’t spent one heat with me.”

“And why should I?”

“What do you mean?”

Taehyung turned to him. “Spending your heat with someone is a really big deal. I never even spent my heat with Siwoo not once.”

“Well, I’m not him.”

“Obviously, what I’m saying is, we are just friends with benefits and I think spending heat should be between two committed lovers.”

“We are lovers.”

“Minus the commitment. You said you didn’t want anything serious and I agreed. So I’m saying I’m not spending my heat with you unless we’re committed.”

“You’re the first omega I’ve heard say that.”

“To keep things from getting complicated I think boundaries should be set.”

Seokjin moved next to him and placed his hand over his. “But you’re my number one.”

Taehyung looked at him and smiled. “Babe, there’s a difference between being number one and being the only.” He slid a strawberry off his fork and smiled before getting up. “Let’s go out before it gets too cold.”

Seokjin contently watched Taehyung move around before smiling.

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They went to the mall, Seokjin held his hand tightly as they looked for a store Taehyung wanted to go into.

“You don’t have to buy me anything, I’m happy spending time with you.”

“I know but I want to splurge on you.” Seokjin kissed his hand. “You deserve the world.”

Taehyung shook his head. “I bet you say that to everyone.”

“No, I don’t actually.” Taehyung looked at him. “You’re the only one I spend time with like this. Usually anyone else I met with at night.”

“I’m so lucky.” he retorted dryly. Seokjin stopped walking and pulled Taehyung towards him.

“I’m telling you the truth.”

“And I believe you.” He smiled softly. “You really do treat me good, you open doors for me, you always make sure I’m well fed and when I get sad you always cuddle with me.” He looked down.

“So what’s wrong?”

“I don’t want to complicate things.” He shook his head.

“Do you have feelings for me?” He asked gently.

Taehyung swallowed hard and sighed deeply looking at the alpha. “What do you expect? You’re so passionate towards me. I sometimes like to believe it's just me and you but then I remember I’m not the only and that we have an open relationship.” He sighed again. “I agreed to this so I’m not trying to complain. Do you have feelings for me?” Taehyung looked at him.

“Of course I do.”

“So then why can’t it be just us?”

“I already told you Taehyung, with the work I do, having a relationship will just get in my way. And also we’re still young. Why settle down so fast?”

“So what you’re telling is, for your job you travel and when you travel you don’t want to be tied down in a relationship so you can have fun?” He crossed his arms.

“What I’m telling you is, I would never hurt you by lying and selling you a dream I know I can’t commit to at least not right now. Taehyung,” His heart constricted when he saw the omega’s expression drop. He hugged him tightly. “Baby, please don’t cry, it’s your birthday don’t cry.”

“I can cry if I want to,” he mumbled giving a small sniffle.

Seokjin chuckled, he kissed the top of his head. “How about I make you smile by getting you whatever you want?”

“Can we go to the Gucci store?” He pouted.

Seokjin cupped his face kissing his lips. “Of course, whatever you want.”

Taehyung began walking towards the store and Seokjin gave his butt a small slap.

“Stop it!” He giggled.

Seokjin looked down at his phone and saw a message from Jungkook.

Kook: Hyung, just to give you a heads up, Han-Bin-ssi is coming into town next month.

Kook: Grandpa said he is asking for you

Kook: So Grandpa is expecting you to do what you need to

Seokjin sighed deeply. “Fuck.”

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The next night Taehyung sat in his room talking to Jimin on video chat.

“Do you think I’m being whiny about this?” Taehyung asked.

“Not really, I mean isn’t that the main problem when it comes to friends with benefits? Someone always catches feelings?”

“But like why am I falling for him alone? He says he has feelings for me but he doesn’t show it.”

“Yes, he does. Are you blind?”

“Maybe.” He pouted.

Jimin sighed deeply. “I mean aside from the physical things. Remember when you and your mother got into a fight last month and she said some really mean things to you? You told me after he picked you up, he cuddled with you in his bed and you guys watched your favorite movies until you fell asleep. He didn’t expect you to have sex with him or anything. He gave you emotional support. And when you told me you were sick and he made you food and nursed you until you got better.”

Taehyung smiled softly as tears fell from his eyes.

“Tae?”

"I just feel so dumb." He wiped his eyes. "I should've never fallen for him. I'm the one who is going to get hurt in the end."

"So why not meet some other people yourself? You guys have an open relationship meaning you're allowed to talk to others too."

Taehyung sighed. "I know I can but I'm so into him, I don’t want anyone else."

Jimin tilted his head. "Are you sure it's not infatuation?"

"I don't know...I never felt this way about anyone before."

"You need to spend your heat with him."

"What? Are you crazy Jimin? That's so intimate!"

Jimin shook his head no. "It’s only intimate during that time but if you're not in love with him, you won't feel differently after spending your heat together. We always hear how omegas spent their heat with an alpha and he fell so in love with him. That’s not true. I’ve spent my heat with alphas before and felt nothing after. I think it’s when you already love them and your heat brings out those feelings." He shrugged.

"Have you spent your heat with Kook?"

"Several times." He shrugged.

"You're not in love with him?"

"No, I mean I have feelings but it's not love."

Taehyung sighed deeply. "How can I be strong like you?"

"Just think about it…"

"I will…"

"I gotta go Kook-ah is here."

"Ok talk to you later." He hung up and got off his bed. "I don't think I can do it. I'm too scared." He walked out of his room and opened the linen closet. He began gathering covers.

"What are you doing?" Chinri asked.

"I was going to make my nest."

"No, you can't spend your heats here anymore."

"What?" His eyes widened. "What do you mean?"

"You're twenty now, I can't have you having heats like this around my mate. He doesn't need to smell your slick."

"He's like a dad to me!"

"I don't care. Go to Jimin's or something. You just can't stay here."

"Eomma please." He cried as she took the covers from him.

"I'm sorry Taehyung. You live under my roof and it's my rules."

"You're so mean!”

“Well if you had an alpha who was worth something you could’ve been with him.” She shook her head. “I was out of my parents' house by the time I was nineteen. I met Chul-Moo when I was twenty and my life has been stable ever since. You shame me sometimes. Now go.”

“So you’ll kick me out on the streets and risk me being raped because you’re more worried about your mate.”

She shrugged. “Just go to the high-end bar at the end of the street, there’s tons of wealthy alphas who hang out there.”

“I don’t care about having a wealthy alpha, I don’t want to be a money-loving gold digger like you!” He cried.

Her eyes narrowed. “Then go fuck the first thing you see, get out and don’t come back until after your heat is over.”

He grabbed his cell phone and stormed out of the apartment as Chul-Moo came in.

“Taehyung are you ok?” He asked but was ignored. He looked at Chinri who walked to him hugging him.

“Welcome home, honey.”

“Is Taehyung ok?”

She shrugged. “I think he got into a fight with his boyfriend or something.”

“Oh.” She took his coat and hung it up. “He didn’t even put his coat on.”

“I’m sure he’ll be ok, he’s probably going to Jimin’s apartment.”

“True.”

“I made dinner for us.” She smiled pulling him into the dining room.

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Taehyung hugged his arms as he walked down the street. He had some money on him. Hopefully, he could get to a hotel before it fully hit. He could feel his body going through the change. He kept his head down as he walked as fast as he could. He heard his name followed by a horn. He turned around and saw Namjoon. He ran to the car.

“Hyung.”

“What are you doing out in the middle of winter with no coat on?” His eyes then narrowed. “Is your heat coming?”

He looked down.

“Hurry and get in the car.” Taehyung got in and Namjoon drove off. “Why aren’t you at Jin Hyung’s place?”

“He told me he would be busy these next couple of nights so I didn’t want to bother him.” He whispered.

“So why aren’t you home?”

“My mom kicked me out. You can just take me to the nearest hotel.”

Namjoon stared at him for a moment before turning the car around.

“Where are we going?”

“I’m taking you to Hyung’s place. You know his passcode?”

“I do.”

“Alright, I’m going to drop you off there, don’t open the door for anyone.”

Taehyung just nodded.

Namjoon walked with him and made sure he got inside safely. “I’ll tell Jin Hyung and he should be to you shortly.”

“Thank you.” He whispered. He sat down on the couch and hugged the pillow. It had Seokjin’s scent but not enough for him. He went into the bedroom and laid on the bed grabbing the pillow Seokjin mainly slept on. He wrapped his arms and legs around it taking in the scent.

He shut his eyes trying to calm down but his body was doing what it did naturally. It always started the same his skin began feeling itchy either making him strip or wear something baggy and loose. Then his skin began heating and lastly the slick. Once his slick leaked, his senses went crazy.

He shifted a bit, the itching of his skin was driving him crazy. He got up and slowly stripped him from his clothes. Though it was nothing new he felt odd being completely naked in Seokjin’s apartment. He went into his drawer and grabbed a white t-shirt.

It was baggy like he knew it would be and his shoulders weren’t enough to fill in the shoulder areas as his broad-shouldered alpha could. He removed his underwear feeling it beginning to soak.

He jumped when the bedroom door opened and he saw Seokjin standing there. He looked at the alpha and pulled the shirt down feeling embarrassed.

“I’m sorry my clothes were too tight and they were making my skin un-uncomfortable. I’ll buy you a new shirt if I get it too messy.” He froze when Seokjin threw his arms around him. “Jin?”

“Taehyung don’t ever do that again.” He grabbed the omega’s shoulders staring in his face. “Do you understand if anyone would’ve touched you, I would’ve murdered someone and had their fucking body thrown in the ocean.”

His eyes widened when he saw how dark Seokjin’s eyes became. “I don’t care what happens, come to my place. That’s why I gave my passcode to you.”

“Well, I know we’re in an open relationship so I didn’t want to just show up unannounced and you had someone else here.”

“No one comes to my place but you.”

Taehyung stared at him.

“I mean it, you’re the only one who has my passcode, you’re the only one who sleeps in my bed and you’re the only one I love.”

Tears fell from his eyes. “Please don’t string me along.”

“I’m not.” Seokjin cupped his face. “Just because I can’t be with only you doesn’t mean I don’t love you. I have my reasons.”

“Because you want to have fun still and don’t want to be tied down.”

Seokjin gently kissed his lips. “Let’s just keep it at that, the other reasons are more complicated.”

“But-”

“Let me take care of you. Can I?”

“Yes please,” he whispered. “Take care of me Jin.” As he blinked tears fell from his eyes. Seokjin wiped his tears and laid him back on the bed.

Their lips met gently, they shared tender kisses, Taehyung took Seokjin’s hand and slid down to his erection. Seokjin wrapped his hand around it making the sensitive omega gasp and moan. His lips moved down to his scent gland and licked over the sensitive area. Taehyung moaned gripping the alpha’s shirt.

Seokjin slid his fingers down to Taehyung’s tight hole and pushed inside of him. Taehyung’s body jerk, he felt the slick pouring from him. The sweet scent was driving his own senses wild. His whole body was beginning to tense.

Taehyung suddenly pushed him on his back climbing on top of him. His cock twitched as the center of his jeans became wet from the omega’s slick. Taehyung pulled at the alpha’s clothes while rubbing himself against the bulge in Seokjin’s pants. Seokjin helped him get his shirt off, his pants made it to his knees before Taehyung slid the alpha into him.

They both moaned out. Seokjin gripped his hips, he tried slowing down his movements but Taehyung was so desperate for relief, he moved faster making Seokjin cum instantly. He managed to kick his jeans off and rolled Taehyung on his back.

He kissed his lips, their tongues rolling together. The smell of each other’s scents heightened their need for pleasure. Seokjin’s rut hit almost immediately, he couldn’t remember the last time a rut hit him this intensely.

Each orgasm more intense than the last. He had to keep his mouth clamped or else he would end up biting the omega. He could barely protect himself, he wasn’t ready for a mate.

He felt Taehyung cumming, his body twisted and turn trying to take in the effects of the pleasure. Seokjin ended up on his back again with the omega on top. He always knew Taehyung was aggressive but his heat brought out another side to his aggressive and he didn’t hate it. Seeing his shirt on the omega drove him mad. A part of him wanted to strip the omega bare like he was but seeing him in his shirt arouse a new kink for him.

He sat up pressing their chests together, he held his omega closely leaving gentle kisses along his shoulder where the material of the t-shirt slipped off.

“Jin knot me please.”

“Tae-”

“I feel it coming, please Jin.”

Seokjin kissed his lips laying on him his back. Their lips still attached as Seokjin moaned out feeling his cock swelling inside of the omega who came repeatedly.

Once his knot went down after ten minutes they both laid there trying to collect their breaths. Taehyung coiled his limbs around the alpha who protectively held him. Seokjin looked down and saw Taehyung was sleeping. He ran his hand through the omega’s hair and kissed the top of his head.

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By day four Seokjin pulled himself to the kitchen and made them something to eat. They had been surviving off fruits since neither of them could stop having sex for more than five minutes. Today his body told him he needed food. He was pretty sure Taehyung’s body felt the same.

He looked at his phone and grabbed it. He completely forgot about the outside world. He saw he had five text messages.

Han-Bin-ssi: I’m coming in three weeks are you excited for me? 😊😊💞💞

Han-Bin-ssi: Jinnie why are you ignoring me? 😠

Han-Bin-ssi: Do I have to tell my dad? 🙄

Han-Bin-ssi: Jinnie where are you? 🤨

Han-Bin-ssi: I’m going to make you work twice as hard before I forgive you😤😤

Seokjin cursed under his breath. Luckily for him, Han-Bin wrote him this morning.

: Sorry Han-Bin-ssi, I just woke up and saw this 😰

: Do you forgive me?🥺🥺🥺

His phone immediately buzzed.

Han-Bin-ssi: Of course I do, I like messing with you

Han-Bin-ssi: I can’t wait to see you

: Same, have you decided what we’re going to do?

Han-Bin-ssi:👅 I do

Han-Bin-ssi: But it’ll be a surprise 😉😝

: I’m excited can’t wait 😆

He put the phone down and swallowed hard. He told himself to endure this a bit longer. He jumped when he felt arms wrap around him.

“Taehyung, what’s wrong?”

“I want you.”

“We gotta eat baby and get some energy.”

The omega whined cuddling into his back. “I’ll just eat your cu-”

“That’s not food!” He sat Taehyung down and set a plate in front of him. He sat down next to him and began eating. Taehyung picked at the food a bit but he felt readjusting himself.

"Come here."

Taehyung immediately straddled his lap. He scooped kimchi fried rice of the spoon and held it to him. Taehyung's mouth instantly opened. Seokjin tried controlling himself but it was hard, feeling the omega's erection against his stomach and his slick dripping on his bare lap he was about to lose again. He shook his head, they needed to eat. He knew that and understood, Taehyung didn't since he never spent his heat with anyone.

He ate a few scoops but mainly concentrated on his omega. As soon as his plate was empty, Taehyung sat on his cock and began rocking his hips.

Seokjin was a bit concerned about the chair breaking but after a while, it was an afterthought as the pleasure began building up.

Taehyung gripped him so tightly as he held his omega's waist.

By the time they were both momentarily satisfied to take a break, they were in the living room.

Seokjin stroked Taehyung's sweaty back. They both laid in silence trying to calm down.

"Jin, you make me feel so good."

"You make me feel good too. I love taking care of you."

"Only you can do that for me." He looked at the alpha who kissed him.

"Yes, I'm the only one who will. We need to take a shower."

"I don't want to." He groaned.

"I know but we're both really sticky. I'll run us a bath." He patted Taehyung's butt, he slowly got off him and followed Seokjin into the bathroom.

The alpha said nothing from Taehyung clinging to him, arms wrapped around his waist and his head resting on his back. His omega needed a lot of affection. It made him upset that Taehyung's mother treated him so badly. Who would throw their omega child who is nearly in heat out of the house?

A part of him wished he could take Taehyung away but he still needed time.

They got in the bathtub and Seokjin washed Taehyung's hair and skin off. Washing his skin off was challenging and often led to intense sex session.

They finished the bath and Seokjin wrapped him in a big fluffy towel and they laid on the bed. Taehyung cuddled into Seokjin's chest and closed his eyes peacefully hearing the alpha hum.

If only this could be his life. Seokjin was all he needed. He just had to be patient, he knew Seokjin would commit one day and it would be to him. Jimin was right. Spending his heat with Seokjin made it clear to him that he was in love with the alpha.

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*3 weeks Later*

Taehyung sat on Jimin’s bed looking out the window. He then looked down at his phone and reread the last message Seokjin sent him yesterday.

Baby Angel: I’ll be out of town for this week due to business

Baby Angel: Just know I’ll miss you and when I come back I want to have a serious conversation with you

Taehyung kept staring at the message. How serious was this conversation? Was it good or bad? After his heat subsided, Seokjin hadn’t been really available, he kept saying work this and work that but never told him what his work was.

“Hello, Taehyung!” Jimin snapped his fingers and Taehyung focused on him.

“What?”

“God, you’re like talking to a wall. You’re seriously not down from your cloud nine yet?”

Taehyung looked down blushing a bit. “I’m not.”

“You got it bad.” Nari giggled.

Yejoon rolled his eyes. “I’m sure Seokjin Hyung has spent many heats with other omegas.”

“Stop being jealous for once!” Taehyung snapped at him. “Jin and I are something special. I bet in another two or three years we’ll be mated. And when he comes back we’re going to have a serious conversation.”

“About what?” Jimin asked.

“I don’t know...but I know it won’t be bad.” He prayed it wasn’t.

“Ah, whatever I’m getting ready for my date. See you guys later.” Yejoon got up and walked out of the room.

Taehyung rolled his eyes. “He’s so annoying.”

“Just ignore him,” Jimin said trying to find a movie for them to watch.

Taehyung laid on the bed, his body felt so heavy. It didn’t help that his stomach was churning.

“Jiminie, food is done!” His mother shouted.

“Coming! I’ll be right back with the food.” He ran out of the room.

“TaeTae, are you feeling ok?” Nari asked stroking his hair.

“Hmmm, just tired a lot.”

“You haven’t been eating much either.”

“No appetite I guess.”

“You gotta eat ok,” She said still rubbing his head. He shut his eyes.

“I’ll try.”

Jimin came back into the room with a tray of food. “My mom made us a lot of stuff and she said there’s plenty for seconds.” He sat the food on his small table. The aroma of the food hit Taehyung’s nose and his stomach turned. He jumped up from the bed and ran into the bathroom throwing up. Nari and Jimin followed him into the bathroom. Nari rubbed his back as Jimin pushed his hair back that was plastered on his forehead.

"Tae what happened?" Jimin asked.

"I think I'm pregnant." He cried.

Nari's eyes widened as she and Jimin looked at each other.

"I didn't think to ask but did you use some type of protection during your heat?" He asked.

Taehyung shook his head. "As soon as my mom kicked me out and I got to Jin's place it hit and any logic went out the door."

"I'll go get a pregnancy test for you."Nari said.

"I can't ask you to do that." He said before turning back to the toilet to throw up more.

Jimin rubbed his back.

"I'll be right back." Nari ran out of the room.

"What are you going to do if you are?"

Taehyung shook his head. "I can't…" he cried. "I can't have a baby I'm not ready." He covered his face sobbing. Jimin hugged him tightly.

"Calm down baby, you're not alone."

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Yejoon giggled as he and his date were seated.

"Are we going somewhere fun after this?"

"Oh yeah baby, I got a whole night planned for us." The alpha winked at him.

"I'm so excited!" He giggled. Wine was sent to their table and Yejoon took a sip. He looked away when a familiar scent hit his nose. His eyes widened a bit when he saw Seokjin cuddled up in a booth with a very attractive red-haired omega male. Their lips met and Yejoon snapped a picture. He then sent to Taehyung

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Jimin came out of the bathroom, he looked at Taehyung who was sitting to Nari, she had her arms wrapped around him.

“It’s positive.” He whispered.

Taehynung dropped his head. “Shit! Why?” He cried wiping the tears from his eyes. “I can’t have this baby. Mentally I’m not ready and I don’t want to turn out like my mother.” He sobbed. “But I feel horrible even thinking about not having the baby. Either way I’m screwed.” He covered his face.

Jimin moved in front of him cupping his face. “Do what you must for you. People make abortions seem like they are the worse thing in the world. Well, I think having a baby and treating them like shit is even worse. I know you would never treat your kid like how your mom treats you but if you’re not ready, you’re not ready. Mistakes can happen.”

“I agree with ChimChim,” Nari said. “We got your back and no one has to know not even Yejoon.”

“We’re definitely not telling him.” Jimin said.

Tears fell from Taehyung’s eyes, he buried his face into the pillow, his body shook from how hard he sobbed. Nari rubbed his back as Jimin stroked his hand. His cell phone vibrated and looked at the message from Yejoon.

It was a picture of Seokjin cuddled up with some guy and the caption read: He told you he’s out of town but he’s in the same restaurant as I am. 🤔

Taehyung dropped the phone and ran into the bathroom, Nari and Jimin looked at his phone.

“Oh god.” She covered her mouth.

“Taehyung, let me in please.”

He opened the door.

“I’m so stupid!” He sobbed. “I’m stupid!”

Jimin pulled him into a tight hug. “Calm down, calm down, we’re going to get through this.”

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Seokjin and Han-Bin walked out of the restaurant. “That place was horrible, I’ll tell my dad to close that place down.”

“Where do you want to go next?” Seokjin asked stuffing his hands in his pockets.

Han-Bin looked at him. “I want to go to your place.” He watched as the muscles in Seokjin’s face tightened. He then tilted his head. “What’s wrong? We can’t go?” The alpha remained silent. “Remember, it’s your father that fucked up and it’s my father who is helping your asses. And my father told me I could have whatever I want including your ass.” Seokjin swallowed hard. “So are we going to your place or must I throw a tantrum?”

“Let’s go.” He began walking. Han-Bin giggled and wrapped his arm around Seokjin’s.

Chapter Text

*warning: heavy angst/Mentions of abortion and coping*

 

 

 

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Seokjin stood in the shower his fists clenched as the water poured down his head. Tears built up in his eyes but never fell. He kept telling himself it was for his family's well being. He would do anything to keep them safe, no matter how much he suffered.

 

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Han-Bin laughed while holding a riding crop. He hit Seokjin's bare back and laughed when the alpha winced.

"An alpha bowing down to me?!" He laughed. "How I love it! I love that your father screwed up. Now you're my bitch." He cupped his cheeks making their eyes meet. The rage in the alpha's eyes made the omega horny.

"How about we take it even further?" He crossed his legs. "Lick my boot."

Seokjin trembled but didn't move.

"No?" Han-Bin tilted his head. "Your little brother Hoseokie is an omega correct?" He twiddled the riding crop in his hand. "He's a virgin too right? Wouldn't it suck for his first time to be a gang rape?"

Seokjin bit back his growl.

"What was that alpha? You said you would lick my boot?" He laughed out when the alpha obeyed him.

Han-Bin yanked the leash that was connected to his collar. "How's your alpha pride? Hurt? Well just know...alphas with no money or power mind as well just be dead." He kicked Seokjin in the chest and laughed he crumbled to the ground.

 

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Seokjin punched the wall. Anger was an understatement. The rage and the fire that burned in the pit of his stomach was enough to burn down an entire city. All he kept thinking about was revenge on the Lee Family. All he kept thinking about was how one day he was going make Han-Bin a whore in the worse brothel to pay him back.

There was a knock on the door.

"Young master when you are done, your grandmother would like a word with you." His grandparents' butler told him.

"Ok. Thank you."

He changed into his clothes and placed the towel on his shoulders as he walked into the den. He removed his slippers and bowed his head to the elderly women drinking her tea while watching the snow fall.

"Seokjinnie what have I told you about not drying your hair. It's the middle of winter."

"I apologize." He placed the towel on his head as she poured him tea. "Grandma you don't have to do that."

"Of course I do, what kind of omega would I be if I didn't serve the firstborn alpha to the Kim Family?" She gently placed the cup down.

"I'm not anything to be proud of. I can't even protect those I love." He gripped the cup.

She placed her hands over his. "Nonsense Seokjinnie, I know it's hard but what you're doing right now is protecting us. You are keeping them happy. They want to push us so that we would try to fight and then they can attack us. Just be a bit more patient."

"But how much longer?" Tears filled his eyes. "I have someone I love."

She looked at him. "I know that it's hard Seokjinnie but that person you love. You must let go of them. You can't have any weaknesses. I've already sent Hoseokie and Hojinie away. Once we get their weakness there's no holding back." He nodded. "I'm sending you, Jungkook, Namjoon, and Yoongi to Tokyo for a while.” 

Seokjin looked at her. “For a while? What’s a while?”

“At least a few years. We used the last of our savings to put everyone in hiding. I will guide you on what to do. We can’t let your father’s error be our downfall. Your great grandfather worked way too hard for us to fall like this.”  Seokjin gripped his hands trying to control his emotions. “I know it will be a burden on you but I believe you’re the only one who can bring us back and strongly.” 

He looked at her, staring in her eyes. “I will do whatever is necessary to get us from under them.” 

She smiled. “You will go through training and once we crush them, your grandfather will step down and you will take over as leader.” 

“Yes, grandma.” 

After he finished his tea, he went into his room and sat on the bed. He looked at his phone and scrolled through the pics of him and Taehyung. He hadn’t spoken to him since he told him he was going away. Now that Han-Bin was back home, it should be safe again. However, breaking the news of him leaving for a few years was going to be the toughest. He called Taehyung on video chat hoping that he picked up.

Just when he thought it was going to ask him to leave a message, the omega finally answered. His smile slid off his face when he saw Taehyung’s red puffy eyes as if he had been crying for days straight.

“Taehyung, what’s wrong?” 

His bottom lip quivered and he covered his eyes. Seokjin’s heart ached that he couldn’t get to him and hold him. 

“Taehyung-ah,” 

“Wait,” He cleared his throat and began typing on his phone. Seokjin’s phone soon buzzed and he looked at the picture Taehyung sent to him. His eyes widened when he saw him and Han-Bin. He fought the urge to throw up. “Why did you lie to me?” 

Seokjin looked at him.

Taehyung wiped his eyes. “I understand the extent of our relationship but you lying to me, that fucking killed me. Why did you feel the need to lie to me?” 

“I had to because I didn’t want to risk you texting me or calling me.” 

“All you had to do was just say ‘hey don’t hit me up because I’ll be fucking someone else.’” 

Acid built in his throat at the thought of saying that to him. “I would never say that to you! And besides, I cut everyone else off.” 

Taehyung shook his head. “I don’t believe you. Why would you do that?” 

“I love you.” 

“You love me yet you’re hiding things and you’re lying to me. Like, what do you want?” He cried. “I have never been so confused in my life. You made me feel like I’m the only person in the world who matters to you and then you lie to me to be someone else. What am I supposed to do? How am I supposed to feel?” He sobbed.

It fucking killed him seeing his omega a sobbing mess because of him. He shut his eyes and took a deep breath. “I’m coming to you right now.” 

“Right now? It’s eleven at night.” 

“I’m at my grandparents right now, it’ll take me an hour to get there. We seriously need to talk.” 

Taehyung wiped his eyes. “We do.” He agreed.

“I’ll call you when I’m outside your apartment.” 

“Ok.” 

Seokjin hung up and changed his clothes. There was a knock on the door.

“Come in.” He wondered who it was this late.

“Jin Hyung, are you still up?” A blonde-haired omega peeked inside.

“Kisang, what are you doing here?” 

“Your grandmother is going to send me to Tokyo with you guys.”

“I see, make sure to pack your bags, we’re leaving next month.” He said grabbing his keys and phone.

“Where are you going?” He asked sitting on the bed. "I was hoping we could sit and talk." He smiled patting the space next time.

“I need to handle something important. I’ll be back here at the end of the month.” 

“Are you going to the city?” 

“Yeah.” 

He sighed. “You and Kookie spend so much time in the city now, I hardly see you guys, I miss the old days when we hung out all the time.”  he pouted.

Seokjin ruffled his hair. “You’ll see us every day in Tokyo.” 

He blushed. “True. Have a safe trip.” 

“Thanks.” 

Seokjin rushed out the door and jumped in his car. He took a deep breath and sped down the highway.

 

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Taehyung opened his eyes when his cell phone rang. “Hello.” His groggy voice spoke.

“I’m here. Did you fall asleep?” 

“Yeah I did but I'm already dressed. I’m coming down now.” He hung up and left out of the apartment. He got in the car and stared down at his lap. Seokjin wanted to hug and kiss him but he didn’t want to rock the boat. Before starting the car Seokjin whipped his head in the omega’s direction. 

“You smell different.” 

Taehyung shifted in his seat. Jimin had gotten him a pheromone mask and it seemed to work on his mother and stepdad but why not Seokjin? Maybe Seokjin was too used to his scent. 

“Jin…” 

“Taehyung, are you…?”  His voice trailed off and Taehyung began sobbing. 

“Yes!” 

Everything fell on him hearing those words. Just when he thought things couldn’t get worse. Time passed by as they sat there staring at each other. Neither knowing what to do or say. The car was so heavy with tension it was hard to properly breathe. Taehyung covered his face sobbing. 

“Let’s go back to my place and talk.” He whispered and began driving. 

When they got into the apartment, Seokjin helped Taehyung into the bedroom after he threw up in the bathroom. Taehyung laid on the pillow trying to control his emotions as Seokjin stroked his head. 

“I don’t know what to say right now.” The alpha cleared his throat. He ran his hand over his face. “We can’t though…” His eyes burned with tears. “I’m no position to be anyone’s mate or father.” 

Taehyung sat up looking at him. “I’m not having it.” Seokjin’s eyes widened. “I just wanted to talk to you and tell you before. I’m sorry for saying it like I wouldn’t care what you think because that’s not true. But, I’m not I’m ready to mate or have a child either.” 

Seokjin nodded. “I understand, I mean the choice is yours anyway. Even if you did decide to go through with it I would’ve had to support from a distance.” 

“What do you mean?” 

“I’m leaving for a while.” 

Taehyung furrowed his eyebrows. “What? Leaving to where?” 

“I need to handle business so I have to go away.” 

“Going away, business to handle! Stop talking in fucking circles and tell me what’s going on! Your ambiguity is driving me crazy!” 

“I’m from a mafia family Taehyung.” Seokjin suddenly said making the omega freeze. He looked at him. “That’s not something I would just go around telling any omega I’m fucking. I need to watch my back too. At any given moment an omega could be a mole. I have to be careful and I need you to promise not to repeat this.” 

Taehyung nodded feeling the words leaving from his body.

Seokjin raked his hand through his hair. “How do I even explain this to you?” 

“Mafia for dummies.” 

Seokjin snorted. “There’s no such thing.” He poked the omega between his eyes. They shared a small laugh. “There are three really big mafia families right now. That’s the Lee Family, The Park Family, and the Kang Family. They control so much and usually everyone bows to them as they hold the most power.” 

“So where does your family lie in all of this?” 

“Well, we are under the Lee family. Our family didn't have any alphas...just betas and omegas so our family was considered a second class mafia. The only alpha before me and JK was our great-great-grandfather. JK's mother was an alpha so the chances of him becoming one were high."

"What about you?"

"I'm a rare breed, my dad is a beta and my mom was omega so when I presented as the firstborn alpha it shocked everyone."

"So can't you take over and make your family rise to the top?"

"JK and I are trying to do that now but it's going to take some time. So right now we are basically the bitches of the Lee Family. If they tell us to jump we gotta say how high. So my dad was supposed to drop a package off for the Lee Family and he lost it."

"Lost it?"

He nodded. "Even though I think his version of lost is stolen but I can't prove it."

"So what happens now?"

"We have to do whatever they want. If at any given moment they get tired of us they can kill us all."

Taehyung's eyes began to water and Seokjin used his thumb to wipe his tears away. 

"It's a harsh reality I was born in babe." Taehyung slowly nodded. "One of my brothers is an omega so I need to protect him as much as I can."

Taehyung nodded again. "That guy you were with...who was he?"

"He's the boss's son, so I had no choice but to entertain him but he's a cruel asshole so I had to make sure he wasn't aware of you."

"Would me and the pup be a weakness for you?"

Seokjin took his hands. "I don't mind you guys being my weakness. I'm more scared at the fact I wouldn't be able to protect you."

"So you're leaving?"

He nodded. "Next month, I gotta erase all ties and figure out how to get out of the Lee family's power."

Taehyung hugged him tightly sobbing. "It's so unfair!"

"I know babe it really is." He held back his tears and blinked. He kissed Taehyung's head.

"I'll be here for the next three weeks so I want you to be here every day with me and we'll get through this together."

"Ok." The omega whispered.

 

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*The next day*

 

Seokjin and Taehyung walked back into his apartment. He took Taehyung's coat and watched as the omega walked into the bedroom. Seokjin hung their coats up and went into the bedroom. 

Taehyung curled into a fetal position facing the wall.

"Are you hungry?"

He shook his head no.

"Do you wanna talk?"

He shook his head no again.

"Ok, I'll make some food and if you get hungry." Seokjin walked out of the bedroom.

Taehyung shut his eyes tightly trying not to break down. He covered his mouth and his body tremble as he held back. He didn't want to sob like a child, he wanted Seokjin to think he was strong. After all, he was so adamant about this decision. But he couldn't help but feel like he lost a part of himself in the process. He didn't know what a motherly figure was but right now he could use the feel of a mother's touch.

He took a deep breath telling himself not to think about it and get over it. What was done was done but why did his heart so badly? 

When he opened his eyes, it was night time. Seokjin was behind him with his arm draped over him. Taehyung wanted to look at him and thank him for being there but he knew if he did that he would cry. And he knew once his tears started they wouldn't stop.

The next day Seokjin attempted to talk to him again but didn't get anywhere.

"Taehyung please talk to me. Are you angry with me?"

"No." He whispered.

"What's wrong? How are you feeling?"

"I can't gather the right words right now…can you give me a bit more time? I'm sorry." His voice quivered.

Seokjin rubbed his head. "Anything for you babe. Can I hold you?"

"Yes."

Seokjin got in the bed and wrapped his arms around Taehyung. He kissed the omega's head and held him tightly.

"It's gonna be ok," Seokjin whispered.

Taehyung didn't say anything, tears one by one fell from his eyes. He wondered how fast Seokjin would move on after he went to Tokyo and forgot him and their would've been pup. 

 

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*One week later*

 

Seokjin opened the door and let Jimin and Nari inside.

"Has he gotten out of the bed?" Jimin asked.

"He won't even pick his head up from underneath the covers," Seokjin whispered. "I hold him whenever he cries but I really don't know what to say to comfort him. So I think right now comfort from his best friends may help better."

Jimin nodded.

"Poor TaeTae." Nari sniffled.

"I'll make lunch and please try to convince him to eat even if it's just a little."

"Thank you Oppa.."  Nari bowed. 

They walked into the bedroom and saw Taehyung's body curled in a fetal position while sniffling.

"Hey baby are you ok?" Jimin asked softly.

"No." he cried.

"Talk to us hun." Nari rubbed his back.

Taehyung remained silent. Jimin moved the covers from his head. His heart broke, he was so concerned when Seokjin told him a week had done by and his condition didn't improve. This was killing him his best friend was going through something that he couldn't even put into words. 

Nari rubbed Jimin's back when tears fell from his eyes.

"Why are you crying?" Taehyung sat up wiping his eyes.

"I'm just upset because I know what you're thinking about yourself and none of it is true."

Taehyung looked down.

"Jiminie is right, please don't think you did anything wrong. You and Jin Oppa both talked about it and you guys agreed." Nari wiped her eyes. "Right now just wasn't the time."

Taehyung hugged his knees and grasped his hair. "I can't stop thinking about it." Taehyung put his head down sobbing. Jimin and Nari nuzzled up to him hugging him tightly.

"We love you TaeTae." Jimin said.

"Thank you, I love you guys too." He shut his eyes tightly as more tears pushed through.

 

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Seokjin bolted out of his sleep when he felt Taehyung missing. He jumped out of the bed and ran to the bathroom. Relief overcame him when he saw Taehyung. He was sitting on the bathroom floor, knees bent, head buried in his arms as he rocked a bit.

"Tae," Seokjin said. The omega flinched a bit. Seokjin knelt down in front of him. "Come Tae, you have to talk."

"You keep telling me to talk! Everyone fucking keeps telling me to talk! What do you want me to say?!"

"Are you angry?"

"I'm a monster! There are so many other omegas who want pups but can't conceive and I just throw mine away!" He broke down sobbing.

Seokjin grasped his arms. "You didn't throw anything away!"

"Yes I did! We both came up with this decision far too quickly!"

"What else were we to do Taehyung? I'm just as emotionally fucked up as you are right now. I'm angry at myself! Had I been stronger I could've mated you and prepared for our pup. But I'm nothing, I can't even protect my omega brother who had to go into hiding."

Taehyung looked at Seokjin, his eyes blurred with tears.

Seokjin wrapped his arms around him, pressing their foreheads together. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry I'm so weak."

"I'm the weak one." He cried. "I can't stop crying, I can't stop thinking about it," Taehyung wiped his eyes. "If I was more responsible this wouldn't have happened."

"You can't take the blame by yourself."

"I jumped on you irrationally without thinking of protection."

"And I did the same thing. So I'm equally to blame. Besides this isn't your fault at all Taehyung," Seokjin told him. "Your mother kicked you out of the house right before your heat started. I'm truly grateful Namjoon was able to get you to my place in time."

"I feel so guilty." He laid his head on Seokjin's chest as the alpha held him.

"I do too."

"I kinda regret it."

"Me too."

"When I go to sleep...I keep seeing myself holding a pup I'll never have."

Seokjin tightened his embrace as the omega sobbed in his chest.

"We're going to get through this. I promise. I love you."

Taehyung looked at him. "I love you too." Their lips pressed before Seokjin picked him up and brought him back to the bedroom. He laid him on the bed and Taehyung buried his face in his chest. Seokjin rubbed his back using his pheromones to soothe the omega. 

Why did life have to be so cruel to them?

 

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*Three weeks later*

 

Taehyung and Seokjin sat at the restaurant eating.

"How are you feeling?"

"Just taking it day by day."

He nodded. "You look better."

"I'm trying…" Taehyung sighed deeply and looked at him. "Do you really have to go?"

Seokjin looked from his barely touched plate into the eyes of the omega he loved so much. It was painful but he nodded.

"I do."

Taehyung looked down.

"When I come back though," their eyes met. "I'll be ready to give you what you want. I'll make you mine and I'll be yours only."

Taehyung inhaled sharply from sadness and a tinge of anger. "What if I'm with someone else?"

A haughty smirk came across the alpha's face. "I'll just have to steal your heart...again."

Taehyung rolled his eyes. "You won't get it this easily the second time around." He stuffed noodles in his mouth.

Seokjin smiled. "I'm up for the challenge. But just to let you know how serious I am." Seokjin placed a small velvet box. Taehyung gave him a skeptical look, Seokjin smiled and pushed it towards the weary omega.

He slowly opened the box and his eyes widened when he saw the beautiful ring. It was a round diamond line the center channel ring, bordered on both sides by vertical 14K yellow gold pins. The band is crafted of 14K white gold. 

He knew this ring wasn't just from any jewelry store. He looked at the alpha in front of him but didn't know what to say.

"It's a promise ring," he took the ring from the box and slid it on Taehyung's right ring finger. The omega's heart pounded, it was a perfect fit.

"One day I'll move it to your left ring finger." He whispered kissing the ring.

"Jin…" His eyes and nose stung from the teary build up. 

"Can I feel you one last time before I leave?"

Taehyung tightened his grip on Seokjin's hand. "I have condoms this time."

Taehyung laughed softly. "And I just started my birth control."

"It seems like we're safe this time around."

Taehyung giggled and leaned over kissing the alpha's plump lips. He tried his hardest not to cry, he knew he was going to miss Seokjin. It still amazed him how in just a matter of months the alpha managed to come and turn his whole world upside down.

 

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A month had passed since the alpha left. Taehyung kept staring at the ring. Would he really get to wear this as Seokjin's mate/husband or would he just end up pawning it because he was forgotten? He sighed deeply and slid the velvet box in his nightstand drawer.

"Agh, I hate being sick." He whined and hugged his pillow imaging the pillow was the alpha he was missing.

There was a knock on the door.

"Come in," he covered his mouth when he began coughing. 

The door opened and Chul-Moo walked in. "Hey TaeTae, are you ok? You've been in your room for the past week."

"I'm ok...just sick." He replied.

Chul-Moo placed his hand to the omega's forehead. "You do feel hot. Do you want some soup?"

Um…" he thought about declining until his stomach growled.

Chul-Moo nodded with a gentle smile. "I'll make you some."

"What happened?" Chinri questioned walking into the room.

"Chinri-yah, you didn't know Taehyung-ah was sick? Why didn't you give him anything?"

"Well honey, Taehyungie is twenty now." She let out a small laugh.

Chul-Moo shook his head. "He's still our son who lives with us."

"You're right baby, let me make him some soup right now."

"I can make it myself." Taehyung slowly sat up.

"No dear, relax." He gently pushed Taehyung back on his pillow. "Let us know if you need anything." 

"Thank you Appa."

He closed his eyes drifting off into a light sleep.

A loud clunk startled him awake. He saw Chinri glaring at him as she slammed the tray of soup down.

"If you think you can seduce my husband away from me you have another thing coming. My mate is still attracted to me." She snapped.

Taehyung furrowed his eyebrows. "What the hell are you even talking about?" He glared at her.

"You're acting sick so Chul-Moo will pay attention to you. Go get your own alpha!"

"You're really pathetic, I don't want your mate. I truly see him as a father since I don't have a mother."

"Whatever, just know I'm on to you." She stormed out of his room and slammed the door behind her.

Taehyung blinked trying to hold back his tears. He always wondered what he did to make his mother hate him. 

 

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Taehyung and Jimin sat at his kitchen table eating the food Jimin's mother made for them.

"Ah it feels so much nicer when your mom isn't here," Jimin said making Taehyung laugh.

"I know." He looked down at his food.

"I still can't believe she said that crap to you. Do you wanna move out?"

Taehyung looked at Jimin. "And live where?"

"I don't know." Jimin shrugged. "We can find a nice two-bedroom apartment."

"We have no money."

"We'll ask our parents." Jimin laughed at the face Taehyung made. "Well I'll ask my parents and you ask your stepdad."

"We still need a job."

"Now that we're not dick whipped anymore let's work on our dream."

Taehyung spit some of his rice out. 

"Yah! That's disgusting!"

"Dick whipped?"

"Oh come on, we gotta admit those alphas had us on cloud nine."

Taehyung rolled his eyes. "I rather not admit it."

"Do you think they think about us?"

"I doubt it. There are tons of omegas in Tokyo." Taehyung said eating his food.

"True, oh well it was nice while it lasted."

"Yup."

"So let's open our own fashion line as we talked about when we were kids."

"There's so much we gotta do."

"If you boys are serious, I'll sponsor you," Chul-Moo said walking into the kitchen.

"Hi Chul-Moo-ssi." Jimin bowed.

"Hi Jimin." He smiled.

"Appa, I can't ask you to do that."

"Nonsense Taehyung-ah, I know I'm not your real father but I've been in your life since you were four and I feel like you're my son. I'd always help you."

Taehyung felt a tear threatened to fall.

"I want you two to write up a business plan and present it to me. If you do good, then I'll give you the money right on the spot."

They sat in awe before Jimin spoke.

"What's a business plan?"

Chul-Moo smiled. "You guys got a lot of work ahead of you. You'll also need to go to uni for business management. When you find the apartment you want, let me know."

Taehyung looked at him in shock.

"I know you want to move out now so let me help you get on your feet. Think of this as a young adult starter kit." He smiled and grabbed his coffee. "Enjoy your day boys." He winked and walked out of the kitchen.

"How did your mom end up with such a sweet alpha? Life is really unfair." He whined.

Taehyung nodded as he smiled. "I'm ready to move on what about you?"

"Same. First, let's look up what the hell a business plan is." They moved their seats together. 

 

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*One Year Later*

 

"Clean everything out," Seokjin said.

Two men grabbed Han-Bin who cried out. He glared at Seokjin who grabbed him by the hair. The omega cried.

"Oh my how revenge is so sweet." Seokjin's eyes darkened. "An omega with no money or power might as well just be dead."

"Let me go! You'll pay for this!"

"Oh, I've already paid for my part. Now it's my turn to pay you back. I have a nice brothel set up for you. I'll make sure you are used very well."

"Seokjin!" He screamed.

"Don't worry you'll have a lot of boots to lick. Take him away." Seokjin waved his hand. And they carried the crying omega away.

Jungkook walked over to him. "What's the next plan Hyung?"

"We're taking over other the two big families. We will be the biggest mafia family and no one will ever cross us again. When they hear my name it will cause fear."

"Are we going to return to the city?" His younger cousin asked softly. Seokjin looked at him.

"We have to forget about them right now JK. When we become untouchable then we can go back and claim our mates.

Jungkook nodded.

Seokjin walked out of the Lee estate. He turned to Namjoon and Yoongi.

"Once everything has been taken burn the estate down." He walked towards the limo. The door was opened and he got inside where Kisang sat.

"Rum?"

"Yes on the rocks." 

Kisang handed him his drink and placed his hand on his thigh.

"I can help you celebrate your success."

Seokjin moved his hand. "Not now. I need to concentrate."

Kisang sighed deeply rolling his eyes. "You always deny me."

"It's too soon and I'm not ready to think about sex yet."

"It's been a year." Kisang barked.

"And what of it?" He turned to the omega who immediately backed down.

"I'm sorry. Your grandmother asked me to be a comfort for you but I'll wait until you're ready."

He sipped his drink and looked out the window wondering if Taehyung was thinking about him. 

Chapter Text

Taehyung groaned hearing his alarm clock going off. He rolled over hugging his pillow, he didn't want to open his eyes and start his day. He just wanted to sleep more. His alarm went off again and he sighed deeply sitting up. He did his best to rub the sleep from his eyes. After a few minutes of dozing off, he finally got up. He knew he shouldn't have stayed up watching that runway competition but it was so good. He slowly got out of bed and went to his closet. Shuffling through his clothes, he settled for khaki pants and a pale yellow quarter sleeve shirt button up. He walked out of his room and went to the kitchen to find something quick. He paused when he saw a buff alpha with blonde hair standing in the kitchen making coffee.

"Hello good morning."

Taehyung gave an awkward smile. "Hi."

"Don't mind me, I'm just making some coffee before I leave. Jimin is still sleeping." He said pouring himself a cup. "Should I return the cup."

"Don't worry about it, you can return it when you see Jimin again." 

"Thanks. Take care."

"You too." Taehyung locked the door behind him and went into Jimin's room where the omega was still asleep. He pinched his leg.

"Ow, leave me." He whined.

"You gotta get up anyway! Or are you forgetting we own a business."

"Ah I'm getting up."

"And for the record...can you warn me if you bring someone home? I don't need awkward run ins in the kitchen."

"Huh?" Jimin lifted his head. "In the kitchen?"

"Yeah he was standing there making coffee. He took a mug and I told him to return it when you two meet up again."

Jimin rolled his eyes and scoffed. "Weirdo. He can keep it, I'm not seeing him anymore."

Taehyung laughed. "So that was a one night stand?"

"I wasn't seriously going to date him."

Taehyung gave him a blank look. "Don't tell me you're still waiting for Jungkook."

"He did say he would return."

"Yeah like fucking five years ago. They both are probably mated with tons of pups right now."

"Where is your faith?"

"It went down the drain two years ago. Anyway, get dressed and let's go."

"Yeah, yeah I'm coming." He yawned.

Taehyung shut Jimin's door and sighed deeply. He always got a bitter taste in his mouth when thinking that Seokjin. He was a thing in the past, no need to think about him now. 

 

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*Later that Day*

 

Taehyunng ran inside of a building holding a bundle of fabric tubs, he ran up to the sixth floor and used his foot to knock on the door. Jimin opened the door and laughed.

“Holy shit TaeTae, you need help?” 

“Hell yeah, I’m about to die!” He laughed as Jimin grabbed some of the tubes. They entered the atelier and placed them on the table.

“Holy crap Tae Oppa, did you carry them all the way here?” One of his employees asked.

“I did,” He panted while sipping his water. “Dosom Noona gathered the bundles for me and she asked Insung their delivery guy to bring these to our atelier since we were five fucking blocks away from here. He says he’s on break for the next thirty minutes so it had to wait. I don’t have time to wait, so I gathered them myself and started walking. I’m not tipping him ever again!” 

Everyone laughed out.

“Wow that was one hike here.” Another employee giggled.

“It was but I’m tired now, so I’m gonna kick my feet up in the office.” He sighed and sat down in the big brown leather chair. He turned towards the window and stared at the skyscraper buildings. 

A small sigh escaped his lips. 

“Would you like an iced green tea with honey?” 

“Ah ChimChim, you knew!” He pouted.

Jimin rolled his eyes. “Don’t insult me, I wouldn’t be your bestie if I didn’t know what you liked.” Jimin handed him the cup and sat on the desk. “So what’s up? Why do you look sad?” 

“I look sad?” Taehyung cocked an eyebrow bringing the cup to his lips. “And here I thought I was looking all intellectual.” 

“Sassy bitch.” Jimin snickered. “Admit it, you’re thinking about Jin Hyung.” 

Taehyung sighed sipping his drink. “Why would I? It’s been five years already.” 

“I mean I still think about Jungkook every now and then.” He shrugged. 

“I’m telling you they’ve made on and forgot about us.” 

“Stop being so pessimistic!” 

“How long does it take to get to the top of the mafia world?”
Jimin shrugged. “On my mafia game app it took me 90 days to get to level 30. I also spent a lot of money on that game too.”

Taehyung laughed out. “God, you’re so annoying!” 

“You asked the question and I answered!” 

The office phone rang and Taehyung answered it. “Hello VMin,Inc. Taehyung Speaking.” 

“I still can't get over hearing you or Minnie answer the phone professionally." Nari laughed on the other line.

"We are professional business owners, get used to it." He laughed putting the phone on speaker.

"Hey Nari-yah," Jimin smiled.

"Hey babes! Listen are you two busy on Saturday?"

They looked at each other. "We're free." Jimin said.

"The lounge is having free drinks until 11 so come early and I'll get you guys some nice drinks."

"Is Yejoon coming?" Taehyung rolled his eyes as Jimin snickered.

"Yes,"

Taehyung grumbled but didn't say anything else. He was cordial around the omega but he didn't say more than he had to. 

"We'll be there."

Yay, I'm so excited! See you guys then, love you."

"Love you!" They hung up. Jimin hopped off the desk.

"Now we gotta go shopping."

"We have to pay rent this month, we were late last month."

Jimin sighed deeply. "I hate bills,"

"Me too." 

"Don't worry our business will pick up soon and we'll be living in Italy inside of a 15 bedroom mansion."

"Still waiting for those alphas to come back."

Jimin laughed out. "Shut up! If they don't contact us by then, I say we go out and find them and put sugar in their gas tank."

Taehyung laughed. "Agreed."

 

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Jimin and Taehyung walked into the lounge that Saturday night. They went straight to the bar where Nari and some other omegas were working. She was dressed in tonight's theme of black and gold. Her brown ombre hair was pulled back into a ponytail, she was a tunic gold shirt with black shorts.

"You look cute!" Jimin cooed. She giggled.

"Thank you Chimmy! Look at you two looking spiffy. Did you guys buy your outfits?"

"No, we just ended up designing something." Taehyung said.

"I figured, your fits looked too good to be in regular stores."

They laughed, she immediately handed them drinks.

"Come on the night is early, drink up."

"You know I can handle it, Tae on the other hand…" Jimin smirked sipping his drink.

"Leave me alone! I'll be fine!"

"Where's Yejoon? I was expecting to see him walking around."

"Certain omegas got called up, apparently someone important is coming to the lounge and they wanted omegas to entertain them. He's one of them."

"Sounds sketchy." Taehyung said.

"Tell me about it. This place got new management apparently and I've seen nothing but mob guys around here." She shivered.

"The omega entertainments, are they doing sexual favors?" Jimin asked.

"Most likely."

"I'm surprised Yejoon is up there." Jimin gasped.

"I'm not." Taehyung smirked making them laugh. "I'm sure that area is crawling with rich alphas, that's right up his alley."

"True…" Jimin agreed and Nari nodded.

Yejoon walked over to the bar. "Nari honey, I need two bottles of Ciroc apple and one bottle of absolute vodka."  She nodded and went to get the bottles. He then smiled at Jimin and Taehyung.

"It's good to see you guys! How are you?" He gave them a hug.

"We're good, how are you?" Jimin asked.

"I'm about to make a ton of money!" His eyes flashed to dollar signs. "There's a shit load of mafia guys and they have a lot of money!"

Jimin and Taehyung looked at each other, hearing the word mafia.

"Any familiar faces?" Jimin kind of teased making Taehyung laugh. 

Yejoon tilted his head not getting the joke . He then shook his head no.

"Nope all new faces."

"I see." Jimin sighed.

Nari returned with the bottles. “Thanks hun, I’ll see you guys later.” He tugged down his short tight black and gold shorts before walking away.

Jimin finished his drink. “I’m going to the bathroom, I’ll be right back.” 

After he finished washing his hands, he looked down at his cell phone. Some guy he couldn’t remember wanted to meet up with him. He had to admit the one-night stands were getting old but he just couldn’t find himself opening his heart to anyone else.

“Holy shit.” 

He immediately looked up and it was as if he got hit by a train. His heart pounded against his chest cavity and his lungs damn near collapsed.

“Jungkook?” His voice shook saying the name he had been longing to say for so long. 

“Yeah it’s me,” the alpha stepped toward him and Jimin stepped back.

There was no way, he wasn’t the same eighteen-year-old he remembered. This Jungkook was taller, buffer and his raven-colored hair was long, almost enough to put it in a man bun. He had a dangling earring hanging from his right ear. He had on a simple white t-shirt with light denim jeans that had rips in them and his black boots gave him an extra inch or so.

“What’s wrong?” 

“You just look so different,” 

Jungkook laughed. “Well I am a man now.” 

“I guess that’s true.” 

“You look different too. I really love that light blonde color on you.” 

His cheeks tinged pink and before he knew it, he wrapped his arms around the alpha’s waist.

“What took you so long idiot? I missed you so much.” 

Jungkook pecked his lips. “I missed you too. I’m sorry it took us so long but we’re back now and we’re different.” 

Jimin looked at him. “Jin Hyung is back now too?” 

“Yeah, he’s on the top floor, he’s buying this lounge actually.” 

“Oh my god! I gotta tell Tae.” 

“Wait,”  Jimin shuddered feeling Jungkook’s strength when he gently tugged him back. A mischievous smile crept on his face. “Let’s not tell them, let’s give them a chance to run into each other.” 

Jimin chuckled. “Fine, let’s do that.” 

“Are you gonna leave with me?” 

“Can I?” Jimin pouted.

“We have a lot of catching up to do.” He kissed his lips, Jimin moaned into the kiss.

“Yes,” He sent Taehyung a text saying he met someone and was going home with them. He knew Taehyung was going to kill him but this was worth it.

 

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Taehyung ran towards the atelier early Monday morning. His mind kept going back to Jimin, whoever he was with had his best friend sprung. He didn’t come home all weekend. He had to force Jimin to video chat with him to make sure he wasn’t being held captive. But when he saw his best friend’s huge smile, he knew he was ok. Just dick whipped. However, the last alpha that was able to get him like that was Jungkook. He slowed his pace a bit. There was no way right? Surely Jimin would tell him something like that right?

He shook his head. That was too hopeful thinking. As he reached the atelier, his cell phone rang. 

“Hi Eomma,” He knew this couldn’t be good.

“I met someone for you,” she sang into the phone.

He rolled his eyes, he knew it. “Eomma, I’m not interested.”

“You are just so ungrateful. Let me tell you how embarrassed I am.” 

“About what?” He furrowed his eyebrows.

“I went to a luncheon with some friends yesterday and I was listening to them talk about their omega sons and daughters’ alpha mates. They were either doctors, lawyers or CEOs. They live in mansions and one of my friends’ sons bought her a brand-new car. I didn’t even know what to say about you. I was just embarrassed and ashamed. You can’t even get a successful beta.” 

“Eomma, come on, I’m doing my best out here. Not everything is about money and status.” 

Everything is about money and status. You need an alpha to give you a stable future. You had my mate sponsor your business. And what about when you decide to have a pup? Will you be able to work as much as you are now? You need someone who can get you a bigger place and hire a nanny. Correct?” 

“Yes.” He whispered feeling conflicted.

“But you tell me money and status isn’t everything? Do you know how stupid you sound?” 

Taehyung became silent pressing his lips together as his shoulders slumped.

“You need to get your shit together and really think about your future. Do you want a nice mate or a mate who can take care of you?” He shut his eyes. “What happens if your business flops? Don’t think about calling my mate to bail you out, he makes good money but that’s my stable future. So will you go on this date?” 

“Y-Y-Yes,”  He blinked away his tears.

“Good! His name is Lee Haein, I’ll set up the meeting place and time. You better dress your best. You own a clothing line so you better wear something decent.” 

“Yes. Eomma, I gotta go now. I’m at work.” He cleared his throat.

“Bye.” 

Taehyung closed his eyes taking several breaths. He then walked inside greeting everyone with a cheerful smile.

“Good morning.” 

He then walked into his office and sat in his office massaging his temples. Everytime he spoke to his mother he always ended up with a migraine. 

“Iced green tea?” 

He didn’t bother looking up. “Look what the cat dragged in.” 

“Are you mad at me?” He could imagine Jimin’s pouting face.

“No, you had a great time.” He looked at his best friend who smiled.

“I really did! Here take this.” 

“Thanks.” 

“So what happened?” 

He sipped his green tea. “My mom just gave me a serious tongue lashing.” 

“About what? Your love life again?” 

“Yup,” he nodded. “Apparently, I need to get my shit together.” 

“That’s so ridiculous! I know you hear me say this all the time but you need to do what makes you happy and not worry about your mom. She won’t lead you to make good decisions.” 

“I know…” he cleared his throat blinking his tears away. “I know I’ll never get my mother’s approval no matter how hard I try. I’ll go on this last date she set me up for and then move on to find love somewhere.” 

“But Jin Hyung-”

“Is a thing in the past. I’m going to let him go too.” 

Jimin opened his mouth until there was a knock on the door. They turned around and saw their employee smiling.

“Hey fellas, we have a visitor.” 

They looked at each other and left the office. They saw an omega standing at about five foot ten, he had soft dark brown hair with blonde highlights. He had on fitted white shorts with a medium fit white button up and a gray beanie. He greeted them with such a big and bright smile they thought they were looking into the sun from how radiant he was.

“Hello, my name is Hoseok.” He held out his hand. Jimin shook it.

“Oh hello, I’m Jimin and this is V,” 

Taehyung shook his hand. 

“Nice to meet you, my cousin told me about you guys and when I checked your website. I saw you only sold your clothes on. You don’t own a boutique yet?” 

“We’re trying to make our way there.” Jimin smiled bashfully.

“I see, well I fell in love with your designs and I had to meet you.” 

“Your cousin recommended us?” Taehyung tilted his head.

“Yeah Jeon Jungkook.” 

Taehyung’s eyes widened and Jimin sweated a bit. He forgot he told Jungkook about their business.

“That’s awesome,” Taehyung smiled before looking at Jimin who gave him a cheese smile. Taehyung was going to kill him.“Thank you for liking our clothes and seeking us out. Is there something you would like?” 

“Yes, I have a personal request actually. It’s for my cousin’s wedding that’s in a mouth. Is that ok?” 

“Yeah that’s fine.” Jimin said, he grabbed a sketchpad and listened to Hoseok as he explained what he wanted.

Taehyung stared over Hoseok. He was really pretty and radiant. If he was Jungkook’s cousin, he wondered if he was Seokjin’s brother. The young man had great style, his clothes were designed by GG Castillo. He knew that man’s style anywhere, he was such a fan. But of course his clothes were way out of his league.

It then down dawned on him, if they were here did that mean Seokjin was here too? He felt himself sweating. He wasn’t ready to face him yet. 

“V!” Jimin snapped his fingers in his face making Taehyung blinked.

“Oh sorry, what’s wrong?” 

Jimin sighed as Hoseok giggled. 

“Can you show Hoseok the fabrics?” 

“Sure!” He ran towards the back and went into the fabric room. He pulled out four pieces he assumed Hoseok would like by his style. Hoseok was immediately won over.

The door opened and everyone watched as Seokjin stepped inside. Their employees stood with their mouths opened at the devilishly handsome alpha. He was a little shocked seeing Jimin and Taehyung but he kept his composure.

“Hey Jimin, long time no see, how are you?” 

“I’m good thanks, how have you been?” 

“Busy but good.” He fixed his tie. “Congratulations on your fashion line. I didn’t know you and Taehyungie, decided to open a business.” 

Taehyung flinched hearing his name off the alpha’s lips.

Jimin laughed. “Yeah, we’re trying to reach your money level.” He teased making Seokjin laugh. Jimin glanced at Taehyung who smiled softly but looked down.

“I’ll make sure you guys get there then.”  Their eyes met when Taehyung looked up. He sucked in his breath.

He didn’t know who the hell he was looking at him. All he saw was his tall, powerful alpha with midnight black hair that was parted showing his forehead. He was dressed in a black pinstripe Tom Ford suit. He was well put together like a powerful business CEO. He definitely wasn’t the same young man he remembered. After all he was almost thirty now.

“Hi Taehyungie.” 

The omega could see him eyeing him up and down like he wanted to pounce on him immediately. He forced a smile.

“Hi Jin Hyung.” He looked back at the table. Jimin looked at him before turning back to the alpha..

“As I was saying, let me help you guys out. This atelier is nice but I’m sure you can use a bigger space.” 

Taehyung and Jimin looked at him as he pulled out a checkbook.

“Your fashion line is named Vmin right?” 

“Yeah…” Jimin swallowed hard.

He handed him a check. “Let me sponsor your company.” 

They looked at the check and their eyes grew wide.

“Th-Th-Three hundred thousand?! Hyung that’s way too much!” Jimin said.

Taehyung nodded.

Seokjin laughed waving his hand. “Don’t worry about it, I can easily make it back…” He then looked at Taehyung. “I have all the resources I need to protect and take care of.” 

Taehyung quickly looked away.

“Thank you so much Hyung! We won’t let it go to waste.” Jimin smiled bowing his head.

“I trust you won’t. Hobi let me know when you’re done, I have to run to the building next door for some business.” 

“Ok Hyung,” He smiled.

Seokjin patted his head and walked out the atelier. 

“Are you Jin Hyung’s brother?”  Jimin asked.

Hoseok nodded. “Yeah, he’s big brother. I’m twenty-six.” 

“Oh you’re a year older than us. It is ok if we call you Hoseok Hyung?” 

“Hobi Hyung, you guys are friends with Kookie and Hyung so you’re a friend to me too.” He smiled.

Taehyung couldn’t help but smile.

 

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After the last employee left, Jimin and Taehyung stayed behind to clean up and close up.

“TaeTae, are you mad at me? I’m sorry, I wasn’t trying to hide it to be mean. Jungkook and I met at the lounge and he said we should tease you guys by not telling you and letting you meet on your own. But if I knew you were going to react this way I would’ve told you immediately.” 

Taehyung shook his head. “I’m not mad...it’s just I don’t know…” he sank in his chair. “Like I always thought what would happen if we met up again but after five years...I’m just scared. Like how are we supposed to react to each other? Pick up where we left off? Start all over? I don’t know…” Tears burned his eyes. “I always overthink things.” 

Jimin walked over to him and ran his hand through his hair. “Go with the flow and do what feels right.” 

“That’s the problem...I don’t know what feels right?” Tears fell from his eyes. “I just don’t know. I’m so confused.” 

“Give yourself time.” 

“You and Jungkook were able to start where you left off right?” 

“Yeah we were but you and Jin Hyung are different. You guys have been through some serious stuff and not for nothing, Jin Hyung is a mafia boss so that’s a big deal. You being with him will come with way more responsibilities than me and Kookie being together.” 

Taehyung let out a bitter laugh. “Story of life, fucking complicated.” 

“As I said before, give yourself time. You have the right to say no. I’m sure Jin Hyung isn’t going to force you to mate with him. So weigh out the pros and cons.” 

Taehyung nodded.

“Ready to go home?” 

“Um...I’m going to sit here for a bit longer. Do some sketches and clear my head. You’re not gonna go to Jungkook?” 

Jimin blushed. “I would but-”

“Don’t worry about me, I’m an adult.” He laughed. “You guys missed each other, go make up for lost time.” 

Jimin kissed his forehead. “I want you to be happy too babe, think about what you want. I’ll support you no matter what.” 

Taehyung smiled and nodded. “Thank you.” He waved when Jimin left and looked at his sketchpad. His mother’s words about stability kept ringing in his head. Sure Seokjin could give him that now but if they got together because of that wouldn’t that make him like this mother? He sighed deeply. He hated how he made everything so complicated. 

The office phone rang and he answered.

“VMin, Inc. Taehyung speaking,” 

“Beautiful Taehyung.” 

He sucked in his breath hearing the familiar voice. “Should I be surprised that you managed to get my direct number?” 

“I don’t think so.” He chuckled.

Taehyung shook his head. “How can I help you Jin Hyung?” 

“Hyung?”

A blush came to his cheeks. “Well I don’t know how to call you...we’re not dating anymore and you’re older than me, so isn’t that the right thing to say. Unless you want me to call you Seokjin-ssi?”

“Still sassy.” 

“As usual.” He couldn't help but smile. “How can I help you?” 

“I want you to come by my office.” 

“Now?” 

“Are you busy?”  Before he could reply, Seokjin spoke again. “I would like us to talk.” 

“I think that’s a bad idea.” He mumbled.

“Why? You don’t think you can control yourself around me?” 

Taehyung scoffed. “I can control myself, maybe it’s you who can’t!” 

He laughed. “I promise to behave. Will you come?” 

“Fine, I’m coming. What’s the address?” He wrote down the address and they hung up. Taehyung sighed deeply. He dreaded this but this was something he needed to do. He went into his drawer and pulled out the small velvet box. “I think closure will be the best thing.” 

 

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Taehyung looked at his phone before looking at the large building in front of him. “Does he own this building?” He slowly walked inside and gasped. The interior was decorated brown and beige, everyone was dressed in expensive suits as they walked about. He walked over to the receptionist, she greeted Taehyung with a bright smile.

“Hello, welcome to Kim Trading Inc. How can I help you?” 

“Oh um...my name is Kim Taehyung and I have a-a-an appointment with Seokjin-nim.” 

She tilted her head for a moment before picking up the phone. “Give me one second please.” She made a phone call. “I have a Kim Taehyung here to see Seokjin-nim. Ok, great...thanks.” She hung up and smiled. “You have a seat right there and someone will come for you.” 

“Thank you.” He bowed his head and sat down on a brown leather chair.

Soon a man approached him with a big smile on his face. “I see you and Jin Hyung found each other huh?” 

Taehyung looked up and scoffed. “Jungkook, you brat! You and Jimin are a pain!” He scolded the young alpha before hugging him. “It’s good to see you, you look like an adult now.” 

Jungkook puffed his chest. “I’m a full twenty-four.” 

Taehyung laughed. “Aren’t you supposed to be meeting up with Jimin?” 

“Yeah I told him to head to my apartment and I would be there soon.” They went into the elevator. 

“You work with your cousin?” 

“Yeah I’m vice president of the company.” 

“Nice.” He smiled.

They reached the top floor and Jungkook led him down a long hallway. They approached the last door and Jungkook knocked on the door.

“Come in.” 

The alpha opened the door. “Special delivery Boss.” He smiled and Seokjin looked up from his computer. His eyes met Taehyung and he smiled.

“What a lovely gift, I’ll give you a raise.” 

“Stop it!” Taehyung blushed. They laughed.

“See you guys later.” Jungkook waved and shut the door behind him. 

Taehyung looked around. This office was huge, an entire department could fit up here. 

“You like my office?” Seokjin asked.

“It’s very stylish, like you.” He smiled and Seokjin chuckled.

“You’re the fashionista here.”  he touched the omega's dangling earring.

Seokjin stared at the long sleeve button up multicolored shirt that consisted of gray, white, beige and red. It was tucked into his fitted black slacks. His black shoes were spotless with not on scuff mark. He loved his gray colored hair that was a bit long and pin straight.

"I guess I can take that title." He chuckled. He rushed over to the window looking at the city lights as the sun began setting. "Wow how pretty."

"Right? This is one of the best views you can have." He walked over to his desk and poured a glass of red wine for him. "I have dinner for us," he handed him a glass of wine.

"Dinner?"

"I assumed you didn't eat. Did you?"

"No I didn't." He mumbled.

"I figured, this way." He walked through a doorway that led to another part of the office. There was a medium size round table with candles lit on the table. Two plates sat there with a silver cover over it.

"We just met again after five years, should we be having a candlelit dinner?"

Seokjin pulled a chair out for him. "Why not?" He shrugged. "It's not like we're strangers who never met before. We have a lot of history don't we?" 

Taehyung licked his lips and looked away telling himself not to react under the alpha's piercing gaze. They sat down. His stomach growled looking at the steak with roasted potatoes, white rice and mixed vegetables.

"To be honest, I was so sure that you've found yourself an omega and had tons of pups by now." He set his glass down.

"I've gotten many offers but I've turned all down. My grandmother kept bringing me different omegas and I told her no."

Taehyung chuckled. "Your grandmother is a little pushy huh?"

He laughed. "Just a bit but she's so sweet. She's done so much for our family, it's hard telling her no."

"But you did?"

"If I didn't have my eyes on you then I would've accepted an omega she presented to me."

"But would she accept me?"

"Why wouldn't she?"

"I mean I'm just average. You're way out of my league." He sighed. "I came back to tell you that I think we should stay friends. We live in two different worlds now and I don't think I can compliment you the way you should be." He placed the small velvet box on the table. "I came to return this to you."

Seokjin picked up the box and looked at the ring. A chuckle escaped his lips.

"No you didn't."

"Yes I did." His voice quivered.

They stared at each other and Seokjin tilted his head.

"It was your excuse to come and see me. You wanted to see me but you needed to give yourself a reason." Taehyung's eyes widened. "I can tell by the way you look at me that you're still attracted to me.:

"That may be true...but you're really out of my league. How can I date a mafia boss? I know nothing about your world. And I don't even know you anymore." He stood up, he felt myself about to cry because it hurt saying this. However, he knew this was true. Seokjin grabbed his wrist and stood up. 

They were only an inch apart with the alpha having that extra inch. Seokjin pressed their noses together.

"I'm not letting you go again."

Taehyung swallowed hard. "You have no choice. Forget me and find an omega who is better for you."

"You said you don't know me anymore, kiss me and you'll see I'm the same guy just older."

"Jin Hyu-"

Jin." He cut him off. "Call me Jin." He said, their lips inches away.

He swallowed hard knowing if he said that, then the wall he put up would crumble down.

"I'm not good enough for you." He cried.

"You're perfect for me." He took Taehyung's hand and placed it on his chest. "Only you have this spot. No other omega. I love you and have never stopped loving you."

He shut his eyes. "I love you too, I missed you so much Jin. What took you so long?" He cried. Seokjin hugged him tightly. "I'm sorry I took too long. I had to make sure I was the most powerful mafia boss, that when people heard my name they turned the other way." He wiped his omega's tears away.

"Did you achieve it?"

"Yes and all I need is my omega by my side."

Taehyung kissed his lips, his back hit against the wall as their tongues hungrily chased one another.

Seokjin pressed his nose into the omega's scent gland making him shiver. His scent was exactly the same as before and he felt himself reacting the omega. That desperate need to hear him whining underneath was growing strongly.

His hands slid down the omega's pants and gave his ass a tight squeeze. A moan escaped his lips.

Seokjin guided him to the large couch, Taehyung reached up and unbuttoned the alpha's blazer. Their lips crashed together. The low growl that emitted from Seokjin made his body react and he became wet. The alpha unbuttoned his omega's pants and pulled them off as Taehyung undid his slacks as well. He wrapped his legs around Seokjin's waist, their clothes barely off and Taehyung was already leaking.

"Jin, I want you so bad." He cried pulling his face towards him. Seokjin kissed him while slipping his finger inside of him. The scent of slick hit his nose as he felt the omega becoming wetter.

"The only time you slick outside of a heat is when you're really turned on. Do I turn you on this much?"

"Yes. Please," he whined arching his back as the alpha slipped in more fingers.

Seokjin removed his fingers and pushed his cock inside of the omega who cried out. Their lips met again muffling his whines. He snaked his hands up to the alpha's dark hair and gripped it tightly as their tongues met again. Each time was more passionate and aggressive than the last. He immediately came.

"You couldn't hold it huh?" He touched his cock that was becoming hard again.

"Jin, only you make my body like this." 

The alpha sat up pulling Taehyung on top. He gripped the back of his couch. Seokjin removed the omega's shirt making him completely naked. Taehyung fumbled with Seokjin's buttons, he finally got it undone and pushed it off his shoulders. Seokjin pulled his tank off and kicked his pants off. 

He picked Taehyung up and pushed him against the wooden wall. He wrapped his legs around Seokjin's slim waist as the alpha gripped his ass tightly holding him up.

Taehyung held him tightly. "Ah Jin, I'm gonna cum again." He cried.

"Don't hold back baby, cum for me." He growled into his neck and bit his ear. Taehyung dug into the alpha's skin as an orgasm exploded through his body. Seokjin cried out as he came.

He slowly placed Taehyung down. The omega leaned against the wall from his jelly legs. He grabbed a towel from his duffle bag and handed it to him.

"I can't believe this." Taehyung sighed cleaning himself off.

"Believe what?" Seokjin asked sipping his wine. "That you're ready to be my omega?"

Taehyung looked at him, for some reason he didn't want to give into him. 

"I just came for sex," he snapped. "Been celibate for the last five years."

Seokjin cocked an eyebrow. "Is that so?"

"Yes." He put his clothes on.

"I thought you wanted to be my mate." He said with an amused smile on his face.

"I never said that. Remember I told you, you won't get my heart so easily the second time around."

He shivered when the alpha smirked. "Are you challenging me?"

"Maybe, I gotta go."

"Wait," Taehyung looked at him. Seokjin placed the ring on his right finger.

"Make sure to wear that until the day comes when I switch the finger." He pecked Taehyung's lips.

Taehyung blushed

" If!" He shouted before rushing out the office.

Seokjin sat on the chair sipping his wine. A small laugh escaped his lips. "You're the only one who will become my mate. So challenge accepted."

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Taehyung sat at the bar gently banging his head on the counter as Nari wiped off the counter.

“I mean things happen right. I’m sure you both had some pent up sexual frustration to get out.” 

“Mmm.” He groaned.

“Did you use protection?” She eyed him.

“I’m on birth control remember? You only get them for me every month.” 

“It’s funny you’re still taking them?” She laughed. 

“What’s wrong with that?” He shrugged.

“Well I mean you were celibate for the last five years.” 

“So what, you just never know what could happen so I wanted to be safe.” 

“I guess that’s smart. You see Jin Oppa after five years and jump right into the fire.” 

He glared at her as she laughed. “I’m sorry!” She handed him an apple martini. “I wonder what kind of business he does. I see a lot of shady looking guys lurking around the restaurant.” 

“Who knows.” He shrugged sipping his drink. He knew it but he knew he couldn’t say anything. He looked back at Nari and noticed a huge black and blue bruise on her arm.

“Hey is your arm ok? Where did you get that bruise from?” 

“Oh!” She looked down at it. “Hyun-Seok and I were playing around and I ended up banging my arm into the dresser.” She let out a sheepish laugh.

“You’re so clumsy, you’re worse than Jimin.” They laughed out.

Taehyung turned to Yejoon who walked over to them, Nari immediately pulled her sleeve down.

“Yejoon, what are you doing here? You don’t work tonight.” Nari said. 

He sighed sitting down next to Taehyung. “I just finished a disastrous date. Yeah, he was sexy as hell but he was so broke!” Yejoon gagged. “He even asked me to pay for my portion!” 

“The nerve!”  Taehyung exclaimed.

“I know!” Yejoon growled. Nari snickered as she handed Yejoon a drink. “So I left him with the bill. I refuse to date a loser who can’t even pay for us to eat out.” 

“Keep at it, sooner or later, you’ll have yourself a millionaire who will spoil you and you’ll never have to work again.” 

Nari closed her eyes trying to hold back her laugh as Yejoon glared at the omega.

“Don’t be jealous Taehhyungie,” He sipped his drink. “I’ll be leaving the high life soon and you all will be sitting here struggling, wishing for better days.” 

“Yeah so jealous.”  Taehyung rolled his eyes. “I’ll see you guys later, I’m tired.” 

“I guess that Jin Oppa workout was intense.” Nari giggled.

“Shut up!” 

“Jin Hyung?” Yejoon titled his head.

Taehyung looked at him. “Oh yeah he’s back in town, see ya.” he walked away. Yejoon glared at his back until he was out of sight. Nari looked down at her arm and gently ran her hand over it.

 

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Taehyung sat in his apartment eating a bowl of cereal as he scrolled through Netflix to find something. Normally he and Jimin would be cuddled up planning their next move for their fashion line but Jimin was out following his heart. Why couldn’t he do the same thing?

He picked up the ring Seokjin gave back to him and stared at it. Their sexual chemistry didn’t miss a beat. He was honestly too afraid to let another alpha touch him. He didn’t want to sit there and fake like it was amazing or fantasized about Seokjin. He had to admit, it was worth the wait. If he wasn’t such a coward he could still be with the alpha getting it on. He sighed deeply. It just scared him, Seokjin was the same but wasn’t the same. 

He closed his eyes remembering his mother’s words. 

  Everything is about money and status. You need an alpha to give you a stable future. You had my mate sponsor your business. And what about when you decide to have a pup? Will you be able to work as much as you are now? You need someone who can get you a bigger place and hire a nanny. Correct?” 

“You need to get your shit together and really think about your future. Do you want a nice mate or a mate who can take care of you?” He shut his eyes. “What happens if your business flops? Don’t think about calling my mate to bail you out, he makes good money but that’s my stable future.”

He sighed deeply trying to shake her words out of his head. Yes, a well-stabled mate was nice but it didn’t mean anything. Their sex might have been amazing but he still had to make sure as a couple they could get along. He was going to do things his way. 

 

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The next morning Taehyung headed towards his atelier, he stopped short when he saw Seokjin standing outside looking at his phone. He slowly approached the alpha who turned to him removing his shades. A big grin came on his face.

“You look delicious.” 

“Too bad I’m not on the menu.” He retorted, he involuntarily shivered when the alpha licked his lips. 

“So that must mean you’re on an exclusive menu? What do I have to do to get access to that?” 

“Limited time offer has no come to a close. How can I help you Seokjin Hyung?” 

The alpha laughed. “Taehyungie, you’re cute. Friday, I want you to come to my office.” 

“No.” Taehyung flat out rejected. 

“Friday, I want you to come to my office,” The alpha repeated and Taehyung swallowed hard. “I’m taking you to New York for the weekend.” 

“N-New York? For what?” He furrowed his eyebrows.

“Fashion Week, there will be a huge fashion convention.” 

“So take Jimin instead.” 

“Jiminie is going with JK.” he stepped closer to Taehyung who didn’t back down. The alpha’s voice lowered. “Besides you and I can have more fun. I had a taste and I want more.” 

“What if I said no?” 

Seokjin showed him his phone showing him the lavish hotel suite. “You can’t tell me, you don’t wanna make love in this suite. Eastern king size bed, fireplace, and it even has a private jacuzzi in the room. Breakfast and dinner included.” 

“Is this in Manhattan?” 

“Right in the heart.” 

“It’s pretty,” he whispered.

“It’s one of the best hotels in the area. I got a room that would fit your style.” 

He chewed the inside of his cheek. Fashion week in NYC at a top luxurious hotel. “I wanna go.” he caved in.

“Ok, so then we’ll leave Friday...unless you want to go before, say maybe Wednesday and then we can go shopping and explore the city.” 

“Can we?” Taehyung was too excited, he always wanted to explore NYC and always dreamed of going there one day.

“Of course anything for you. You don’t need to pack anything, just bring yourself and I’ll do the rest.”  He tilted Taehyung’s chin up and he inched closer to his lips. Taehyung pulled back. 

“Save it for the trip.” 

Seokjin smirked at him. “I’ll make sure you regret those words.” They stood silently staring at each other.

“Taehyung is that you?” Jimin opened the door. “Oh Jin Hyung? I didn’t know you were here.” 

“I was just leaving. I’ll see you in New York?” 

“Yes definitely!” He smiled widely.

“Ok, you guys have a nice day.” His eyes met with Taehyung. He winked before walking away. Jimin ran over to him.

“Did he tell you? Are you going?” 

“Yeah, I’m going.” 

“Aaah,” Jimin jumped up and down. “Bitch we’re going to New York Fucking City for fashion week! I’m so excited!” 

“Me too!” Taehyung smiled.

“Jungkook told me to bring our portfolio. Could you imagine having a VMin store in New York City.” 

“That would be like a dream come true!” 

“I know right!” 

“We’re leaving Thursday, what day are you guys leaving?” 

“Wednesday.” 

Jimin rolled his eyes. “Whatever, show off.” 

“Shut up! It was his idea!” He laughed as they walked into the atelier. 

 

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Yejoon walked out of the private room, he shook his head in disgust nothing pissed him off more than broke guys trying o get into his pants. He gathered some bottles of liquor and went to his next delivery. He knocked on the door and heard come in. He slowly opened the door and bowed his head.

“Good evening.” His eyes widened when he looked up and saw Seokjin along with Jungkook and some other guys. 

He walked over to the table. “Jin Hyung, Kook-ah it’s been a while.” He smiled.

The two alphas looked at him. 

“Oh you’re Taehyung and Jiminie’s friend, right? Yejoon.” Seokjin said. 

He had to keep himself from getting giddy. “I’m happy you remember me.” He giggled.

“Well, your group was filled with pretty faces,” Seokjin said. Yejoon smiled wider.

“Can I pour you guys drinks?” 

“Sure.” He turned his head lighting a cigarette. 

“Whenever you come here and if you feel bored, you can always contact me.” The omega winked when Seokjin looked at him.

“Are you and Taehyung still friends?” He cocked an eyebrow,

“Somewhat.” He shrugged.

“I am his ex-boyfriend.” 

Yejoon waved his hand. “That was then and this is now. Besides Taehyung had all the fun in the world while you were gone. He went on many dates.” Yejoon shrugged and turned to Jungkook pouring his drink. “Jiminie too, he had many one night stands. It seems like they’ve moved on so if you ever want to have fun. You both can call me.” 

Jungkook looked at Seokjin nodded.

“Thanks for the offer, we’ll think about it.” 

“You won’t be disappointed I promise!” After he poured the drinks he left. Jungkook turned to him.

“Are you serious?” 

“Hell no, a guy like that, you gotta tell him what he wants to hear so he’ll shut up.”  He rolled his eyes.

Jungkook laughed.

Nari looked down at her cell phone that buzzed. She saw a message from Hyun-Seok,

Hyun-Seok: You went to that job again didn’t you? Watch what happens when you get home!

She slid the phone in her pocket and looked down at the bruise on her thigh. She managed to lie but how much longer could she keep bumping into things.

“Hey are you ok?” 

She looked up and saw a gray-haired beta male. She tilted her head. “Have I seen you before?” 

“If you know Jin Hyung and Jungkookie then yes.” 

Her eyes widened. “Oh yes! You’re their friend right? Um...Yoongi.” She then blushed. “I mean Yoongi Oppa.” 

He chuckled. “Don’t worry about it but yes that’s me. Are you ok?” 

“Yeah, I just have a small headache. Can I get you anything?” 

“Just a rum and coke.” 

“Ok,” She turned to make the drink, she then placed it on the counter. Yoongi slid the money on the counter as he stood up. 

“I don’t know what you’re going through but make sure you confide in a trusted friend. It’s not good to keep things bottled up. Have a good night.” He smiled softly and walked away.

She took a deep breath. “This isn’t something I just can talk about.” Her eyes stung with tears. 

 

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Taehyung slowly walked into the hotel suite. He was tired and jetlagged but all that went out the door when he saw the room in person. The pictures did it no justice. He ran to the window and stared down at the busy city below. He kept pinching himself to make sure he was really here in the Big Apple, in the city that never sleeps! 

“I knew you would love this.” 

“Now I wonder what the other hotels are like. I’ll definitely want to come back.” 

“Let’s hotel hop.” Seokjin shrugged. “We’ll stay here for two nights and then go somewhere else and instead of leaving on Sunday, let’s leave next Tuesday.” He walked over to the omega.

“I have a business to run.” 

“When was the last time you went on a vacation?” 

Taehyung looked at him.

“Exactly, let’s enjoy it.” 

The omega looked down. “Why are you doing all of this?” 

“Because you deserve the world.” He replied cupping Taehyung’s cheeks, they looked at each other. “I knew you would be mine, we met way too early and went through some rough things.” Taehyung swallowed hard. “But, I’ve never met anyone that I wanted to give the clothes off my back to so badly. From the start, I was in love with you.” 

“Jin Hyung-”

“Jin,” he whispered pressing his forehead to Taehyung’s.

“Jin...I’m scared,” he admitted feeling tears sting his eyes.

“Don’t be, I can protect you from anything this time. Nothing can stop us.”  He wrapped his arms around the trembling omega.

“Jin, do you really love me?” 

“With all my heart and more.” He gently kissed the omega’s lips. His thumb brushed the tears that fell from his eyes. “I mean it when I say you’re the only one to ever have my heart.” 

“What about that guy you were scared of?” 

“He’ll never be a problem again.” 

That was so open-ended and could mean numerous things but Taehyung decided not to concentrate on that. If Seokjin said not to worry then that was what he would do. 

“I love you Jin.” 

“I love you too baby,”  they fell back on the bed pulling and tugging at each other’s clothes.

 

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Taehyung’s eyes popped open when his cell phone rang, he reached over and grabbed it off the nightstand. “Hey Jiminie, are you here?” 

“Yes, we arrived early this morning. Wanna go shopping together?” 

Taehyung laid back on the bed, he noticed he was the only one in the bed. Their clothes were all over the room and his body was so sore, he lost count how many rounds they went last night.

“I mean...unless you can’t walk properly.” Jimin snickered.

“Shut up! I can walk just fine!” He hoped!

“Then meet me in the lobby in an hour. We can get lunch.” 

“Ok.” He hung up and rolled over on his stomach. The bathroom door opened and Seokjin walked out wearing a suit while buttoning his cufflinks.

“Who were you talking to?” 

“Jiminie, he wants to get lunch and go shopping.” 

“That’s because Jungkook and I have to handle some business.” 

Taehyung raised his eyebrow. “Business?” 

“Mafia business, don’t worry it’s just today and that’s it. I’ll arrange a driver for you guys and later we’ll meet up for dinner.” 

“Ok,” As he sat up, Seokjin met his lips, Taehyung held his face as their tongues caressed. Seokjin pulled back. 

“If you kiss me like that, we may not make it out this room.” Taehyung jumped up from the bed and pushed him towards the door.
“Go! My body needs to rest!” 

The alpha, he took in Taehyung’s naked frame before kissing him once more. He then left. Taehyung grabbed water from the fridge and pulled his birth control out and took a pill before jumping in the shower. He closed his eyes he could really get used to this life. 

 

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Around five Taehyung and Jimin met Seokjin and Jungkook for dinner. Seokjin poured them wine as they waited for their food. 

“Are you guys really friends with Yejoon?”  Jungkook finally asked as he rolled up his sleeve.

“What do you mean?” Jimin looked at him. 

“He works at the nightclub that we own and he poured us drinks. He told me how you were having many one-night stands.” Jungkook replied.

Taehyung’s eyes widened as Jimin’s face darkened. “I’ve told you how many people I’ve been with.” 

“Don’t worry babe, I know I believe you.” Jungkook patted his hand. 

Seokjin nodded. “He didn’t fail to see how you were seeing other alphas as well.” 

“What? That’s a lie!” 

“It really is a lie!” Jimin snapped. “Taehyung has been celibate since you left. I know his hole had to be extra tight.” 

Jungkook laughed out as Seokjin choked on his drink. Taehyung turned to his childhood best friend.

“Want me to throw your ass out of the window?” 

“I’m joking! I’m joking! I’m sorry.” He laughed.

Seokjin chuckled. “We believe you guys, our point is, Yejoon is backstabbing and you shouldn’t be around him.” 

Jungkook nodded his head. “He’ll betray you guys in a heartbeat to get what he wants.” 

Taehyung and Jimin looked at each other and nodded.

 

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*Saturday Evening*

 

Taehyung sat in the bathtub soaking his sore body. If they were like this on vacation what would happen if they actually lived together. He sipped the champagne in his hand and sighed deeply. His mind then drifted to tonight. He was so nervous. All the biggest fashion icons were going to be there. Was he and Jimin really good enough to go? They were still rookies. Would someone like their style or just laugh at them? He sighed deeply wishing he could predict the future.

The bathroom door opened and he looked at Seokjin who was wearing a pair of slacks. He stared up and down the alpha’s long frame. He could get used to seeing him shirtless every day. It amazed him that even though he had this alpha for multiple times a day, he still wanted more. 

Seokjin spoke but didn’t move his eyes from the mirror. “Keep staring at me and we’ll miss the party.”

“Stop threatening me.” Taehyung laughed.

“Threat? It’s a promise.” 

The omega rolled his eyes. “I’m getting out anyway. Can you hand me the towel?” He finished his drink. Seokjin took the glass and gave him a large black towel. 

Taehyung drained the tub and wrapped the fluffy towel around him. Once dried, he changed into a white robe and walked out of the bathroom. He saw a black garment bag hanging outside of the closet as he sat on the bed.

“What’s that for?” 

“You have to look the part tonight so I wanted to surprise you with a handmade suit.” 

His eyes widened. “Handmade? By a designer?” 

“Yup, GG Castillo did it for me.” 

He jumped off the bed with his mouth hanging open. “GG Castillo?! Oh my god! He’s an Italian fashion icon! How the hell did you get him to handmake you something?” 

“He’s married to my grandmother’s younger sister. I’ve known him since I was a kid.” 

He threw his arms around him and Seokjin kissed his lips. He paused for a moment before returning the kiss. His hands moved down to Taehyung’s ass and gave his cheeks a tight squeeze.

“We still have a few more hours until the party.” They laid back on the bed.

“But I just got all clean?” He pouted.

“Then I’ll have to clean you up later.” 

Taehyung smiled against his lips as they kissed. 

 

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Taehyung covered his mouth as he stared at himself in the long length mirror. The suit gold suit was a perfect fit and it went so well with his freshly blonde hair. He fixed his white button up and smoothed out the gold blazer. He neatly folded the burgundy handkerchief and slid it in his breast pocket. He opened the mini jewelry box and fished through the jewelry he bought earlier during the week. He settled for two silver rings and ruby earrings that had silver trim. 

He parted his hair in the middle and fluffed it out.

When he walked out of the bathroom Seokjin was fixing his cufflinks. He glanced up before doing a double take on the omega. He stood there staring at him.

Taehyung felt his cheeks get warm.

“What’s wrong?” 

“You look gorgeous.” 

“Stop,” 

“You do,” he lifted Taehyung’s chin. “I may have to mate you before we go to this event.” 

“Trust me, your scent is all over me, everyone will know I’m your omega.”  He looked at his phone after it rang. “Jiminie and Kookie are there already.” 

“Alright, alright.” He pulled out his white tie but Taehyung took it from him. 

“Add a little color,” he grabbed a gold tie and tied it for him. “Match me.” 

“I’ll need you to dress me every day.” 

Taehyung smiled. “You may get your wish.” He kissed the alpha. 

They sat and watched the fashion show. Taehyung and Jimin couldn’t contain their excitement when they saw GG Castillo’s line. They really hoped this night went well.

The after party was in a mansion just outside of the city. Nearly everyone gawked at him and Jimin as they walked inside with Seokjin and Jungkook. 

“Seokjinnie, Jungkookie, you made it. Your grandmother told me you guys were coming.” A woman smiled at them giving them hugs. Jimin and Taehyung froze when they saw GG Castillo standing next to the woman.

“You know we always have to represent our family at these events.” Seokjin smiled. “Hi GG how are you?” They shook hands. He shook hands with Jungkook as well. His eyes then went on the two omegas.

“Ah are these the two gentlemen you wanted handmade suits for?” His accent was heavy but easy to understand.

“Yes,” Seokjin said pulling Taehyung next to him as Jungkook did the same. 

“They are big fans and they even design their own clothes. It’s a line called VMin.” 

Taehyung really couldn’t believe he was meeting the designer that inspired his much. Everyone surrounded Jimin loving his peach-colored hair. His suit was black and white but the white top was a v-cut and a white scarf tied around his neck. He felt a dream come true when models approached them asking for their business card.

“Seokjin hun, good to see you.” 

“Oh Chinri-ssi, how are you?” 

Taehyung whipped around and his eyes widened when he saw his mother. “Eomma?” 

Her eyes grew just as wide as his. “Taehyungie? What are you doing here?” 

Seokjin looked between them. “Taehyungie is your son?” He tilted his head. “I had no idea.” 

She giggled. “It’s a small world. Honey look who is here.” 

Chul-Moo gasped. “Taehyung! Nice to see you.” He gave the omega a hug.

“How are you?” Taehyung smiled.

“I’m good.” The older man said. “Seokjinnie good to see you.” They shook hands. 

“You too Chul-Moo-ssi.” 

“How do you know each other?”  Taehyung asked.

“I did a case for his younger brother when he got into some trouble,” Chul-Moo said. “How is he doing? I hope he’s staying out of trouble.” 

“For right now he’s fine but you never know with that kid.” He sighed.

“I’ve always wanted to introduce you two but I felt Taehyungie maybe wasn’t ready for a big leaguer like you.”  She giggled as Taehyung looked down. “So how do you know each other?” 

“W-W-Well…” Taehyung couldn’t find the right words. 

“We dated a bit five years ago but when I was living in Seoul.” 

“Oh really?” She gasped. “And you two broke up?” Her icy glare pierced into Taehyung making him look away.

“It was complicated and neither of us was ready back then but we got a second chance to see where things go.” He smiled at Taehyung who forced a smile. “Oh Chul-Moo-ssi let me introduce you to one of my business partners.” 

“Sure.” 

“Excuse us for a moment.” Seokjin bowed his head and they walked away. Chinri whipped her head in Taehyung’s direction.

“Have you lost your mind?” She snapped and Taehyung looked down. “You were dating Kim Seokjin and somehow you guys broke up? What did you do?” 

“I didn’t do anything. The timing wasn’t right.” 

“The real reason I never introduce you to him was because I knew he was too good for you.” He swallowed hard. “But fate put you two together again and you better not mess up. He’s the type of alpha I was talking about securing your future with. I bet he brought you here because it’s fashion week.” 

“Have you been here before?” 

“I go all the time.” 

“So how come you never invited me to come.” 

She shrugged. “That’s not my responsibility to get you connections.” 

He looked down.

“You need to make sure he doesn’t leave you.” 

“We’re taking things slow, there’s no need to rush into anything.” 

“Do you know how many omegas want him? I’ve seen them throwing themselves at him. You have tough competition because it’s not like you’re anything special.” 

He gulped his champagne. 

“Oh hi Chinri.”  A female omega approached her.

“Hi honey how are you?” 

“I’m well. Who is this handsome young man?” 

“Oh this my son Taehyung.” 

“Do you model?” 

He blushed. “No.” 

“He’s a rookie fashion designer and he came here with Kim Seokjin.” He looked at her as the woman gasped.

“Oh wow Kim Seokjin? Are you his boyfriend?” 

“Yeah, they’ve been together for a while.” She smiled.

The woman nodded. “Can I have a business card for your fashion line? Do you do men’s clothing?” 

“Right now yes.” 

“Ok, I’ll see if my husband likes it and we’ll order something.” 

He handed her a card as he bowed. The woman smiled and walked away. Chinri looked at him.

“See how that works. I just said his name and she immediately wanted to buy from you. Do you know his family's net worth?”  The omega shook his head. “55.5 million and I mean US dollar millions.” 

His eyes widened.

“Use your head for once.” 

She smiled as Chul-Moo and Seokjin returned. They went their separate ways and the rest of the night Taehyung stuck by Jimin’s side. Taehyung went into the bathroom, he stood in front of the mirror washing his hands. He looked up when Seokjin came behind him. 

“What’s wrong babe? You look kind of sad.” 

Taehyung shook his head. “I guess maybe overwhelmed.” 

“I know your mom said I was a big leaguer but don’t ever think that you're not good enough for me because you’re perfect for me. I don’t want anyone but you.” 

He nodded slowly. “I only want you too.” He stared into the alpha’s eyes. 

“Are you ready to go?” 

“Yes please.” He said against Seokjin’s lips.

 

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Seokjin opened the door to the hotel room and Taehyung wrapped his arms around his neck. Their lips met in a heated passion. Their shoes came off first as they passed the living room, their blazers and vest dropped to the floor. Taehyung pushed the alpha onto the bed and straddled his hips. Their tongues battled for dominance. 

Taehyung never understood why Seokjin did this to him. What was it about him that made put a fever cloud over him? If he had it his way, they’d stay in a room all day and night, naked and just taking each other. 

Seokjin pushed the shirt off the omega’s shoulders. He kissed and nipped at the bare shoulder. Their pants and underwear couldn’t come off fast enough. 

Taehyung was so wet and so ready. He cried out when the alpha inserted his fingers while rolling him on his back. Taehyung gripped the alpha’s hair and bit his bottom lip before running his tongue over it.  Seokjin kissed down to his nipples and gently bit down on the left. Taehyung’s body arched as he moaned out. He pulled Seokjin came towards him and kissed his lips. His hand ran down the ridges of the alpha’s toned body until he reached the endowed cock that was glistening from precum. His fingers stroked along the pulsating veins.

He removed Seokjin’s fingers and pushed the alpha on his back. He licked the top of the alpha’s throbbing cock before slowly engulfing him.

Seokjin closed his eyes tightly while moaning. Taehyung’s scent was driving him mad. He was the only omega that he had to hold back and not go into a rut. He was seconds away from exploding he needed to feel the omega. He pulled him up to his lap, Taehyung straddled him. 

They both moaned out when Taehyung slid down on him. He hugged the omega close to him as he sat up, Taehyung’s limbs automatically coiled around him. Seokjin pulled the back of Taehyung’s hair exposing his neck making the omega whine out. He took in his scent and licked around his neck. 

Seokjin flipped him on his back and pinned his wrist above his head as he pounded deep into him. Taehyung arched his back loving the deep penetration. 

The bed underneath them banged against the wall. The harder and faster he went the hardest the headboard rocked. 

“Jin!” Taehyung cried out as a multiple rippled through him. He cried out as Seokjin thrusting into him until he came. He pressed his head against Taehyung’s shoulder a low growl escaped his lips. 

He slowly moved next to Taehyung and they still trying to gather their breaths. 

“Wow, the sex keeps getting better.” 

Taehyung rolled onto his side staring at him. “It’s like our chemistry never stopped.” 

“That’s because our love for one another never stopped.” 

Taehyung rolled onto his stomach. “Don’t make me cry.” He buried his face into the pillow. The words of his mother telling him, he wasn’t good enough for Seokjin or that he wasn’t anything special stuck. But the way the alpha showed his love for him made him so emotional. 

“Don’t cry, baby.” Seokjin stroked his head. “I want you to be my mate.” 

Taehyung looked at him. 

“I’m not saying we have to do it right now, but I think it’s time I move the ring,” he took Taehyung’s right hand and slid the ring off. He took his left hand and slid the ring on it.

“Jin, I’m not good enough.” He cried.

“I already told you, you’re perfect.” 

“What if you find someone better?” 

“There is no one better.” 

“What if-”

“What if I gave you everything and loved you with all my heart and soul?” he cut him off. “What if I told you, I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you? What if I told you, it’s only you who I want to have my pups.” 

Taehyung cried. “I want to, I want to be all and more to you.” 

“Will you accept me?” 

“Yes.” He cried. “Yes.”  He turned to the alpha and hugged him tightly. Seokjin kissed his lips. 

“I love you so much Taehyung.” He wiped the tears from the omega’s cheeks.

“I love you too Jin.”  his voice trembled. “I love you with all my heart.” 

 

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*Two Months Later*

 

“I take it back, I don’t love you at all.” Taehyung snapped.

Seokjin sighed while scrolling through his phone. “Babe, you’re being dramatic.” 

“No, I’m not! I can’t believe this!” He sighed deeply.

“You said you were on the pill.” 

“You saw me taking the shit.” He snapped.

“Maybe it’s not strong enough.” 

“Shut up.” He growled making the alpha laughed.

“Kim Taehyung.” He got up and Seokjin followed him into the room. His vitals were taken and they waited for the doctor. Shortly a woman entered the room.

“Hello, Taehyung?” 

He slowly nodded. She looked at Seokjin and smiled. “Hello.” 

“Hello.” He smiled back.

“So you’re here because you think you may be pregnant?” 

“I definitely am. I took three tests and I feel the change in my body.” 

She nodded. “Ok, yeah I can smell your pheromones now.” 

“How? That is all I want to know. I was taking birth control.” 

She looked at him. “Do you know what kind? Do you have it?” he reached into his bag and pulled out the pill back. She looked at it. “How often were you taking these?” 

“Everyday.” 

“Oh no honey, every day is for women because the birth control has to regulate the menstrual and the heat but for males, you only have a heat cycle so you’re supposed to take it once a month.” 

“I was never told this.” 

“The pharmacist didn’t tell you?” 

He slapped his forehead. “Nari’s been picking them up for me because she lives close to the pharmacy.” He groaned.

“So the pharmacist probably assumed they were for her and didn’t say anything.” 

“Oh fuck.” He groaned.

Seokjin chuckled and Taehyung glared at him. “Don’t laugh this is all your fault!” 

“I’m sorry, I’ll take full responsibility.”  he rubbed his back.

The doctor giggled. “You two are so cute. So shall we listen to a heartbeat?” 

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Seokjin opened his door to his apartment and Taehyung immediately sat on the couch staring ahead of him.

“Are you ok?” 

“Jin…” He looked at him. “She said two right?” 

He nodded.

“Are we doing this?” His voice trembled.

“It’s whatever you want.” 

“I want to.” he swallowed hard. “I know the last time was hard on the both of us but I feel like we get to make up this time. We have two.”  He cried.

Seokjin cupped his face and pecked his lips. “Yes babe, we have two and we’re going to be a family. I can give you three everything and more and no one and I mean no one will harm you guys.” 

Taehyung hugged his waist tightly. “I trust you, baby, I trust you. We’re going to be a family.” 

Seokjin kissed his lips. That saying when you love something, let it go and if it comes back it’s meant to be . Struck his heart in an entirely different way. Not only did he get the one he loved with all his heart but they were going to have two pups and he had all the resources he needed to give them everything. And that was what he was going to do.

 

 

Next Chapter We're going Domestic T^T

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Taehyung opened his eyes and saw it was nightfall. He slowly sat up and rubbed his stomach that began to growl. He gave a big stretch before standing up. His head turned to the door when he heard excited chatter from downstairs.

He followed the noise and entered the large living room, his eyes immediately went to the wide window with the view of the city lights.

“Taehyung-ah!” He turned and his body tensed when his mother rushed over to him. “I’m so happy for you!” Chinri hugged him and gently touched his stomach. “Twins?! That’s amazing! When are you guys going to have the wedding? I want to be a part of every step.”

Taehyung’s eyes widened. “You do?”

“Of course!” She giggled.

“If you guys need money, we can put some money down. Traditionally, the omega’s family should pay.” Chul-Moo said.

“Thank you Chul-Moo-ssi for the offer but my family can handle it. Once we plan out the ideas we can give you more information.” Seokjin walked over to Taehyung who looked at him.

“Would it be ok to wait until after the babies? I’ll feel more comfortable then.”

“Of course babe, whatever you want.” He kissed his hand making the omega smile bashfully.

“Oh Taehyung, Seokjin was telling me, we can design the new place.”

“New place?” He tilted his head. “We’re not staying here?”

“Of course not. This is only two bedrooms, we’re going to need a bigger space for the kids. So I’m connecting with my realtor to see what we can find in Gangnam. I'll let you know when the realtor narrows down some places and then you can pick.”

Taehyung’s eyes widened. “I can pick the apartment?”

“Of course babe, I’ll leave the interior design all up to you and your mom.” He pecked his forehead. Taehyung looked at his mother who gave a giant smile at him. His heart pounded. He had never seen his mother smile at him like this before.

Maybe everything wasn’t bad. He finally got what he wished for. A loving mate, beautiful children on the way and his mother’s support. The thought made him want to cry.

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The next night after taking a shower and having a filling meal Taehyung laid in bed. He stared at the ceiling. So much happened but he was happy. He turned on his side when Seokjin walked out of the bathroom wearing his bathrobe.

"Are you ok babe?"

"Yeah, it's just I'm kinda in disbelief about the whole thing. Are we really going to be a family and have two pups? Are we really about to build our future together?" His eyes water, he sat up and quickly wiped his eyes. "Sorry I keep crying. I was crying all last night too."

Seokjin laughed and wrapped his arms around him.

"It's ok baby, cry as much as you need. It's a lot going on right now."

Taehyung looked up at him with soft eyes. "Are we really going to do it tonight?"

"If you want to." He said gently and brushed his nose against Taehyung's. "I want you to be my mate but there's no rush either."

"I want to be your mate as soon as possible." He pulled Seokjin on the bed and straddled his lap. His lips crushed with the alpha's. Seokjin gripped Taehyung's waist. The omega rolled his hips feeling his alpha's erection.

Taehyung held his smooth soft face between his hands while sliding his tongue in his mouth.

Seokjin pushed his hips up. "God baby, I wanna take you so hard."

"Do it."

"I can't, we gotta be careful."

"So go hard carefully." He said while planting kisses on his neck and cheek.

The alpha laughed. "Is that even possible?" He rolled Taehyung on his back and hovered over him, leaving enough space between their stomachs.

He stroked Taehyung's face and trailed to his lips. His thumb caressed his bottom lip. Taehyung slowly parted his lips and Seokjin's thumb slipped into his mouth. He bit his bottom lip watching his omega suck on his thumb.

"Can you do that to my cock TaeTae?" He vigorously nodded. "Show me." The alpha moved to the side of him and Taehyung opened his robe and kissed his lips. He laid a trail of kisses down his lean toned stomach until he reached the throbbing member that was intoxicating his senses. He licked his lips and wrapped his hand around the endowed cock he loved so much. His lover twitched as licked up his shaft all the way to the head before inserting him in his mouth. Seokjin's body arched and his hands ran through Taehyung's hair.

He moved his hips syncing his movements with Taehyung's. There wasn't an omega out there that could make him feel the way Taehyung could. Staring at his beautiful omega made his mouth dry, his heartbeat quickened and tingling sensation from his touches made his skin ablaze.

He pulled Taehyung towards him crashing their lips together. He peeled the t-shirt from the omega before removing his underwear and sweatpants.

He slid Taehyung's dripping cock in his mouth and slipped his finger inside of him. The omega cried out spreading his legs wider.

Seokjin stared at him, looking at him filled with desire made his body go crazy.

He watched as Taehyung's lips parted slightly, the warming of his skin made his tan color flush and his hips rolled and moved.

His free hand stroked his lover's toned leg. He then gripped Taehyung's hips as let out a whine while cumming. Seokjin was bliss to swallow everything his omega had to give. He always tasted the sweetest.

"What position do you want me?" Taehyung whispered, his legs still open. "Whatever position you want, I'll do."

"Hands and knees baby."

Taehyung obeyed rolling on all fours. Seokjin easily slipped into him. Taehyung arched his back, the alpha held him steady and pushed deeper.

Seokjin licked his lips running his hand up and down his omega's smooth back. He heard sex with pregnant omegas was different due to the hormonal changes in both males and females. But he never expected this, the amount of slick his body was releasing was insane. He wanted to dive as deeply as he could in it.

He shook his head reminding himself not to go too wild. But with an overly sensitive omega who was begging him to take him harder and faster, self-control had never been so difficult.

Taehyung pushed him on his back and straddled him kissing his lips. Seokjin's body tensed feeling his omega ease down on his cock. He sat up to control his movements to keep him from getting too rough.

"Taehyung-ah, you're so beautiful." He whispered. The omega responded with a whine. Seokjin moved his lips closer to his ear. "I love you so much. You're the only person I want to spend the rest of my life with you."

Taehyung swallowed hard pushing his nose in his alpha's scent gland. "I love you too Jin-ah, I'll never love anyone the way I love you. You're my one true love."

"Can we seal our union?"

Taehyung nodded vigorously, he moved his head to the side and moaned softly as Seokjin licked at his neck. He couldn't believe how sensitive he was. Anywhere Seokjin touched put his body into overdrive.

He cried and came hard feeling the alpha bite down on his neck. Tears filled his eyes, he was officially Seokjin's mate.

The moment Seokjin released him. Taehyung bit him. He trembled feeling Seokjin cum in him.

They both panted pressing their foreheads together.

Seokjin chuckled wiping Taehyung's tears. "Aw baby, you're crying?"

Taehyung shut his eyes tightly. "No I'm not!" He then sobbed. "Leave me alone!"

Seokjin laughed hugging him while planting gentle kisses on top of his head.

"I love you."

"I love you too."

"This weekend, let's go meet my family. I really want you to meet my grandparents."

Taehyung gave a small smile. "Will they like me?"

"Of course they will! You're not only gorgeous but you're smart and witty. You already got along with Hobi. My grandparents will love you too." He kissed Taehyung's forehead. Taehyung nuzzled up to him.

"I want more." He reached down stroking his mate's soft member.

"Oh no you don't, you need to rest your body."

Taehyung gave a pout but didn't protest against it as he closed his eyes with a smile on his face.

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Taehyung’s eyes stayed glued to the window as the drove out of the city and headed to Seokjin’s grandparents’ home. He kept playing with the hem of his shirt, he was so nervous. Seokjin kept telling him he had nothing to worry about his family was very warm. So far it seemed true, Jungkook was nice even when he met Hoseok briefly he was nice. So maybe he was thinking too much into this.

He took a deep breath when Seokjin pulled up to a large three-floored house. A valet ran towards the car. He opened the door and helped Taehyung out before taking the keys from Seokjin.

“Wow, this house is amazing.” He gasped.

“Yeah, this house was handed down in my family. My great grandfather worked his ass off to get this house.”

“Wow...will we have this house one day?”

“One day.” He replied as they walked up the steps.

The front door opened and they were greeted by an elder man wearing a black suit. He bowed his head.

“Seokjin-ssi,”

“It’s good to see you.” Seokjin smiled.

“Thank you, you two.”

Seokjin introduced the butler to Taehyung who blushed slightly. “This is my grandparents’ butler, he’s been in my life since I was a child.

Taehyung smiled and shook his hand. Two maids took their coats and they were led to a dining room.

Various foods were set on the table, he saw an elder couple along with Hoseok and who he assumed was his twin brother. Hoseok ran over and hugged them tightly.

“It’s nice seeing you Tae! Jimin showed me the sketch you did for my suit and I love it! I can’t wait to wear it.”

Taehyung smiled. “Thank you, I’m happy you liked it.”

“Hobi-yah you always go out on your own and get things without me. How do you know I didn’t want a suit.” His twin whined.

“I’m going to Chisung’s wedding. Are you going?”

“Fuck no.” He snapped. Hoseok rolled his eyes.

“Hojin language.” The elder woman snapped and he looked down at his cup of wine.

Hoseok and his twin were clearly identical with a few minor differences. Hojin wore his hair dark brown while Hoseok had light brown hair with blonde streaks. Hoseok was more of a fancier dresser wearing slacks with a tucked-in button-up shirt while Hojin wore ripped jeans and a t-shirt where his tattoos showed. Hoseok had no piercings whereas his brother had many, one on his eyebrow, a septum nose ring and several in his ears were his earrings dangled. He was a beta and Hoseok was an omega.

“Taehyung-ah, this is my grandfather Sanghoon.”

He stood up and greeted Taehyung with a warm hug. “Nice to meet you.”

“You too.” Taehyung smiled and bowed his head.

He was a sweet elder man, he stood a little under his height. His face was free of facial fair and the gray hair on his head was thinning. He was a bit pudgy but still on the thin side. He was dressed in navy blue slacks and a simple white button-up.

“This is my beautiful grandmother Sangmi, she’s only twenty-one,” Seokjin said making them laugh. She lightly tapped his chest.

“Oh Seokjinnie, stop it.” she giggled and gave him a big hug before kissing his cheek.

Taehyung stared in awe at his grandmother, she was gorgeous! Her skin still gave a radiant glow, she slender and petite. Her gray hair was styled in a neat tight bun. Her brown eyes stared at Seokjin with happiness and admiration.

She wore a quarter sleeve plum-colored dress that stopped at her skin. Pearls with gold rims hung from her ears, her pearl necklace sat on her collarbone and her pearl bracelet clung to her left wrist.

She looked amazing! He was even shocked that she was a grandmother.

“Um, it’s nice to meet you.” Taehyung bowed his head while smiling.

Sangmi’s smile faded and she nodded. “You too.”

Taehyung looked at her for a moment, he looked away when Seokjin placed his hand on his lower back. “You already know Hobi, this is his younger twin brother Hojin.”

“Nice to meet you.”

Hojin looked up from his phone and nodded. “You too.”

“Am I late?” A soft voice came from the doorway. They turned around and Seokjin smiled.

“Hey Kisang, I wasn’t expecting you to be here.”

“Hyungie!” He rushed over to him and hugged him tightly before kissing his cheek several times. Taehyung tilted his head a bit not knowing who this family member was.

He was shockingly beautiful. He had platinum blonde hair was that pin-straight and parted to the side. He wore just enough makeup to highlight his attractive features and the eyeliner made his light brown eyes pop. He fitted dark denim jeans with a peach-colored button up. It almost made him feel sick at how good he looked next to Seokjin. He was about the same height as him and a bit more slender and curvier. Taehyung felt very plain.

“Your grandmother invited me over saying you were coming so I wanted to see you.” He fixed Seokjin’s tie. His eyes then met Taehyung’s. “Oh, hello, I’m sorry I didn’t see you. I’m Kisang, Jin Hyung’s childhood friend.”

Taehyung swallowed hard, feeling odd knowing he wasn’t a family member. He forced a smile.

“Hi, I’m Taehyung.” They shook hands.

“So who’s your friend Hyung?” Sangmi asked.

Seokjin wrapped his arm around Taehyung. “Everyone this is my mate Taehyung,”

“I knew you guys were an item!” Hoseok laughed out. Taehyung blushed a bit.

Sangmi tilted her head. “But I sent you candidates for mates,”

“I’m sorry Grandma but I wasn’t attracted to any of them. Taehyung and I have some history from when we were younger and my heart has always chosen him.” He smiled at the omega who smiled back at him feeling his heart flutter.

“But to mate so suddenly without letting him meet us first,” Kisang said sitting down. “Wasn’t this a bit rushed?”

“Well, we have a reason why we kinda rushed things.” He took an envelope from inside of his blazer and handed it to his grandfather.

Sanghoon immediately opened it and he let out a small laugh as they crowded around him.

“Uwu! Twins! You guys are having twins!” Hoseok gasped and clapped.

“There hasn’t been any babies around since Kookie.” Hojin laughed taking his seat. “Congratulations.”

“Wow, this is a blessing!” Sanghoon smiled. “I support your union with my whole heart.” he turned to Taehyung. “Welcome to the family.”

“Thank you.” He bowed his head again.

As they sat down Hojin looked at Kisang and snickered under his breath. “Sucks for you.”

“Shut up,” he growled.

Taehyung saw Sangmi and Kisang exchange looks before looking away from each other. He couldn’t explain it but the empty feeling at the pit of his stomach made him really uneasy. Or maybe it was just the pregnancy, either want he didn’t like the feeling.

“How far along are you?” Hoseok asked.

“Just a few weeks.”

Sangmi sat silently listening as she sipped her tea.

“Are you guys staying in the city?” Sanghoon asked.

“Yes, we’re looking for another place, probably a penthouse big enough for us all.”

Sangmi then smiled. “Taehyung-ah,” he looked at her. “Just so you know a lot goes with being the mate of a mafia boss. So pregnant or not I will be coming over to give you training.”

“O-O-Ok.” He nodded.

“There are certain rules you must abide by as a mate and omega. I’ll have Kisang deliver the handbook.”

Taehyung looked at the other omega who gave him a smile before looking away.

“Is that ok with Taehyung-ah?”

“Y-Y-Yes.”

“Good, I expect you to be an excellent caregiver and a trophy husband to my grandson.”

“Ah grandmother that’s a bit of a stretch, he doesn’t need to be a trophy husband. I love him the way he is.”

“Aww!” Hoseok pouted.

Kisang sipped his wine as Sangmi cleared her throat.

“I understand honey but you too have never been through the omega training as Hoseokie has.” He immediately looked down. “There’s family traditions and rules that omegas born into and married into the family must follow.” She then smiled softly at Seokjin who seemed concerned. “Don’t worry, it won’t be strenuous on him after all he is carrying precious cargo.”

He nodded. “I trust you grandmother, you’ve never steered any of us wrongly.”

“And I never will.” She looked at Taehyung, he gave a small smile and looked down at his plate.

After dinner, Hoseok and Hojin walked them to the door.

“Hyung, let me join the business,” Hojin said.

“You’re not ready, don’t ask me to join anything until you can keep out of trouble for at least six months.”

“That’s bullshit.” Hojin snapped and stomped away.

Hoseok sighed rolling his eyes. “Anyway, you guys take care and I’ll come and visit you guys soon, ok?” He smiled and gave them a hug.

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That night Taehyung and Seokjin soaked in the large bathtub. Taehyung leaned his back against Seokjin’s chest.

“Your parents weren’t there? How come?”

“Well, my dad was kicked out of the family because he almost destroyed us and my mother I haven’t seen her since I was a baby.”

“Do you Hobi Hyung and Hojin Hyung share the same parents?”

“Only our dad. Hobi and Hojin’s dad died from an illness after they were born. Jungkook’s mother abandoned him too and his father is the mental institute. My grandparents really stepped up to the plate and raised us.” He wrapped his arms around Taehyung pressing his cheek against his. “Because I don’t know what it’s like having two parents love, I really want to give our pups everything. I want them to know they have two great dads who love them.”

Taehyung nodded smiling. “Me too.” He then sighed deeply.

“What’s wrong? Something is bothering you?”

“I don’t know how to ask without sounding...I don’t know…”

“Just ask babe, there’s no need to feel ashamed of anything.”

“It’s about you and Kisang.” He looked at him as Seokjin became quiet. “Was there something between you two?”

“We were childhood friends, who were very close.”

“Just close like me and Jiminie or closer?”

“Both?” He tilted his head. “Kisang and I presented at the same time and we spent those days together. Then he went to do his thing and I did mine. Every now and then we may have decided to have sex but that’s all it was. Nothing more.” Taehyung looked down and Seokjin cupped his face. “I don’t see Kisang like that. I’ve had more than enough years to choose him if I was going to. I chose you and you’re my mate.”

“I’m sorry,” Tears brimmed his eyes. “I’m really insecure.”

“Stop it,” Seokjin’s thumbed his tears away. “You’re not. You had the right to know. Kisang is very touchy, feely and he’s very open. If he ever does anything to make you uncomfortable just let me know and I'll make things right. But just know that no one holds my heart like you. I'd never stray away and sleep with anyone else because you're all I need."

Taehyung hugged him tightly and kissed his lips. He wrapped his legs around his hips as their chests pressed together.

"I want you." He whispered taking in his scent.

"You're so horny." He laughed kissing his lips.

"Just for my alpha." He nipped his earlobe.

"Show me." Their lips pressed together hungrily.

Seokjin made a note to himself to ask the doctor if too much sex was bad because at this rate these next couple of months would be intense.

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The next morning Taehyung and Seokjin sat together having breakfast. He always loved Seokjin’s cooking and he felt on cloud nine that he could get it whenever he wanted.

“I made extra so that should last you until I get home but if you get hungry before then.” He slid Taehyung a black credit card. “This is your card, there’s no limit so you can use it for whatever you want.”

He covered his mouth so he didn’t spit his food out. “Are you sure you want to give this to me?”

“Of course, I want to make sure you have anything and everything you need. And once the babies come then that’ll card will be for the three of you. So don’t be shy.” He took Taehyung’s hand. “What’s mine is yours now.”

“I don’t have much to offer but what’s mine is yours as well.”

“You’ve already given me the world so I’m happy.” Taehyung smiled brightly. “Eat up babe.”

He nodded and began eating.

The doorbell rang and Seokjin got up, he rolled up his sleeves as he walked to the door.

“Good morning~”

Taehyung immediately tensed hearing the loud voice from the foyer.

“Kisang, you’re here early. What happened?” They walked into the dining room.

“Good morning Taehyung-ah.”

“Good morning.” He tried his best not to sound dry.

“Hobi Hyung told me yesterday that you’re a 95liner, me too! So we need to be friends ok?!” He held his hand out. Taehyung slowly shook his hand.

“S-Sounds good.”

“Sangmi-ssi wanted me to give this book to you.” He opened his bag and placed a thick book on the table.

The omega’s eyes widened. “What is that?”

“This is the handbook designed for omegas. I used to study it a long time ago because Sangmi-ssi thought me and Jin Hyung would be mated but we never did.” He stuck his tongue out at Seokjin who chuckled.

“Grow up Kisang.”

“I have a lot. Ooh did you cook?”

He nodded. “You want some?”

“Please! Do you mind Taehyung-ah?”

His eyes widened a bit. “N-No I don’t mind, why would I?”

“You know, you kinda call the shots too. Being the Mafia Boss’s spouse makes you hold power too.”

“That doesn’t matter to me.” He looked down. Seokjin went to the kitchen to get him a plate.

“You’re so sweet, I wonder if you really can handle this lifestyle.”

Taehyung looked at him.

“Someone as innocent as you can get eaten alive.” He smiled brightly.

Taehyung looked down at his plate and didn’t say anything. He didn’t like this guy. Seokjin set his plate in front of him and Kisang began taking food.

“You’re gonna love Hyung’s cooking! He really provided for us while in Tokyo.”

Taehyung looked at him before looking at Seokjin. “Oh you guys were in Tokyo?”

Kisang nodded. Seokjin’s phone rang. “I gotta take this, I’ll be right back.” He got up and left out the dining room.

“Jin Hyung, Kookie, Namjoon Hyung, Yoongi Hyung and I all went together. His grandmother sent me there to handle whatever needs Seokjin may have had.”

They stared at each other, Taehyung looked away first. “That’s good. I thank you for taking care of my mate.”

Kisang’s smile faltered a bit, he let out a small chuckle. “No need to thank me, it’s not like he was your mate at the time.” 
“No, but he is my mate now so I wanted to express my gratitude.”

The platinum blonde omega then shrugged. “You’re welcome, I guess…”

Seokjin returned to the dining room now dressed in his suit. “I gotta head to the office. Babe, I’ll try to be back by dinner, if I’m not home by at least six, you can eat without me.”

“Are you sure?”

“You got other mouths to feed so eat whenever you get hungry.” He leaned down kissing Taehyung’s lips before gently rubbing his stomach. They smiled at each other.

Kisang stood up. “Hyung, do you need help at the office? I know I usually work at the warehouses but I can lend you and Yoongi Hyung a hand.”

Seokjin looked at him. “Yeah, I would actually use the help. Come on, I'll pay you for today." They walked out of the dining room. Taehyung followed behind.

"Or you could just pay for my lunch instead~" Kisang sang with a wide smile. Seokjin who was putting on his shoes didn't look up.

"Fine, pick the place."

"Yay!" Kisang looked at Taehyung and smiled. "It was nice getting to talk to you this time Taehyung-ah, I hope we can become friends."

Taehyung forced a smile. "Yeah,"

"Make sure to rest babe and kick your feet as much as possible. I'll see you later."

He nodded. "Enjoy," he whispered as he and Kisang walked out the door with Kisang happily chatting about something.

Taehyung sighed deeply and sat down at the table to finish eating.

He looked at his phone when it vibrated. A smile came to his face when Jimin texted their group chat with Nari.

Minnie: Hey Nari-yah, are we still surprising TaeTae with a visit today? 😊

Nari: Yes we are! But we shouldn't let him know 🤭🤭

TaeTae: What?! Are you guys really coming to visit me today?! 😭😭😭

TaeTae: 😭😭

Minnie: Yes we are babe!

Nari: Is 12 ok? We can bring food.

TaeTae: No, no, I'll order food just tell me what you want and I'll get it

TaeTae: I'm just so happy you guys are coming !!

Nari: uwu! Can't wait to see you!

Minnie: me too!

TaeTae: 💜💜

Taehyung finished his food and cleaned off the table. He looked at the book and left it on the table. He'd look at it later. He showered and laid in the bed for a nap. He felt a bit relieved that he was able to keep food down. As he rolled onto his back, he sighed and told himself not to overthink anything. He and Seokjin now belonged to each other.

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He opened his eyes thirty minutes before noon. He dressed in loose silk black pants and a matching blacktop. He couldn't wait to see his best friends. The doorbell rang and he rushed to the door. As soon as he threw the door opened Nari was the first to hug him followed by Jimin.

“How are you TaeTae?” She asked.

“I’m good. I just woke up not too long ago.”

“Wow, this is your apartment?” Jimin gasped looking around.

“We’re not staying here,” Taehyung said hanging up their coats. “Next month we’re going to start going apartment shopping.”

“Nice!”

The doorbell rang again. “That must be the food.” He opened the door and Jimin took the food as Taehyung gave the guy a tip. They went into the dining room and set the table. Taehyung placed different drinks on the table before getting a bottle of water for himself.

“We didn’t have the chance to talk. How was the family visit?” Nari asked.

“Well his grandfather was really nice, Hoseok Hyung and Hojin Hyung were nice too. I don’t think his grandmother likes me much though,” he said looking down.

“What?” Jimin exclaimed. “How can anyone not like you? You’re the friendliest person ever!”

“I don’t know...maybe I’m not who she wanted Jin to be with.” He shrugged.

“She can’t control that,” Nari said.

“Yeah, she can’t.” Jimin agreed. “Just give it time, I’m sure once she gets to know you, she’ll warm up to you.”

“I hope so.” He looked down. “Also…” they looked at him. “They have all this childhood friend...named Kisang.”

“Oh Kookie told me about him.” Jimin smiled. “I haven’t met him yet, did you?”

“I did.”

“Kookie said he was really nice and he’s always been supportive and there for them.”

Taehyung looked down at his plate. “I guess…”

“What’s wrong?” Nari asked.

“I don’t know...he...he just seems scheming to me. He and Jin used to mess around.”

Jimin nodded. “I heard that too but Kookie said it was just friends with benefits no feelings.”

“That’s what Jin said to but I don’t know...when we were at his grandparents. He approached Jin kissing his cheek and fiddling with his tie.”

Nari’s eyes widened. “He did this in front of you?”

“Jin didn’t introduce me yet...but it made me feel weird.”

“You know just keep an eye on it,” Jimin said. “One, you’re newly mated so you may be a bit more territorial around Jin Hyung which is normal and two, you’re pregnant so you’re feelings are going to double. If he does something you don’t like, put him in his place.”

Taehyung looked at his phone when it rang.

Hubby: Hey babe, are you ok

: I am, i miss you 

Hubby: I miss you more 😘

:  T^T

Hubby: I wanted to tell you, my grandparents and brothers are going to come for dinner this weekend. Ask your parents to come so they can meet them.

Taehyung had to refrain from rolling his eyes.

: ok babe

: Do you know what time you'll be home? 😖

Hubby: Around 6

: ok I love you

Hubby: love you too tiger cub

: <3

Taehyung sighed deeply. “Great family dinner this weekend. My family meets Jin’s.”

“Don’t worry, it’ll go good. You can always text us if you need us.”

Nari then laughed. “So I can tell you guys how pissed Yejoon is after he heard you two are officially with Jungkook and Jin Oppa?”

Jimin and Taehyung laughed.

“He’s such a loser, I’m happy not having him around anymore,” Taehyung said and Jimin nodded.

“Me too!”

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*That Weekend*

Seokjin opened the door letting his grandparents and siblings inside. He gave them hugs. Taehyung smoothed out his clothes and smiled when led them into the dining room. He was warmly greeted by Seokjin’s grandfather, Hoseok and Hojin. He bowed his head to Sangmi, she gave a small smile and complimented his bowing before saying it could be better.

“Hello! I’m Taehyung’s mother Chinri.” She introduced herself.

“Wow you’re so gorgeous.” Sangmi smiled. “I love your style too. I’m Sangmi.” She took Chinri’s hand into her own.

“Thank you and it’s a pleasure to meet you Sangmi-ssi.”

Once everyone was introduced, the caterer began to serve them food. The doorbell rang again and Taehyung looked at Seokjin who looked confused. He went to open the door.

“Ah Kisang, what are you doing?”

Taehyung sighed closing his eyes. They walked into the dining room and Sangmi smiled.

“I invited him, after all, he is still a part of our family.”

“True,” Seokjin introduced him to Taehyung’s parents. Kisang sat down and smiled.

“Hi Taehyung-ah, doing well?”

“I am.”

“I’m so excited about the babies.” Kisang giggled. “Jin Hyung, remember how I always told you when we were younger that I wanted to be a part of your children’s lives even if I wasn’t their father.”

Taehyung looked at the omega who was concentrating on Seokjin.

He nodded. “I remember.”

“I would love to help with them.”

“Thank you for the offer but I don’t need help.” Taehyung tried saying as polite as possible. His stomach was churning and he was ready to vomit from how upset he was.

“Taehyung, let him help.” Chinri snapped. “He’s Seokjinnie’s childhood friend and he has a right to be a part of the children’s lives.”

“Friend…” Hojin snickered and Hoseok nudged his brother.

“I agree, you have good sense Chinri-yah. It’s obvious that an inexperienced person can’t handle two babies at once.” Sangmi said.

Taehyung looked at Kisang who smiled softly. “Are you really uncomfortable Taehyung-ah? I know you just met me and I’m sorry if I’m putting pressure on you. I don’t mean any harm, it’s just Jin Hyung is like a brother to me. If you don’t want me around I understand.”

Taehyung gripped his pants and it took everything within him to control himself from either screaming or crying.

“Kisang-ah, don’t ask him,” Chinri said. “Seokjinnie is the alpha, you ask him and if he says yes then you know what to do.”

Hoseok looked at Taehyung and saw his face going red. His heart went out to his new in-law. Hoseok then looked at Seokjin who looked at Taehyung.

“Let’s discuss this another time, maybe the three of us can sit down and properly discuss things.” His cell phone rang. “Chul-Moo-ssi, Grandpa I got the call.”

They nodded and stood up.

“Can I come too Hyung?” Hojin begged and Seokjin looked at him.

“I’ve already told you, you’re not ready.” The three men walked away. Hojin rolled his eyes and stabbed at his food.

“Kisang, your skin is so beautiful. It’s like porcelain.” Chinri said.

He blushed. “Thank you.”

“Kisang, has always been in our family. A precious little flower he’s always been.” Sangmi smiled.

“If I’m to be honest, I’m kind of shock that Seokjinnie chose my son over you,” Chinri said with a giggle.

“Me too!” Sangmi said. “I mean Taehyung-ah is beautiful but Kisang compliments my grandson a bit more.”

“Yes.” Chinri agreed. "That's why I hesitated on introducing them because I didn't think Taehyung was enough for him. But fate had them meet already." 

“Excuse me,” Taehyung whispered and got up from his seat. Kisang watched him leave before looking down.

Taehyung shut the bathroom door and held his stomach as he threw up. Once he finished he brushed his teeth and sat down on the toilet lid holding his head. He was in a cross between crying his eyes out and breaking something.

What did he do so wrong? Was all he could ask himself.

There was a gentle knock on the door. He wiped his eyes.

“Who is it?” his voice quivered.

“It’s me Hobi, can I talk to you?”

Taehyung opened the door and Hoseok walked in. He immediately hugged Taehyung who began crying.

“Shh, shh, calm down honey.” He kissed the top of his head. “My grandmother can be a little rough around the edges. She’s testing you right now to see how much you take. Your mom is really mean to be honest.”

“The story of my life.” He wiped his eyes. Hoseok pulled a washcloth from the cabinet and damped it before gently wiping Taehyung’s tears.

“My brother loves you, that’s all that matters. He’ll always protect you so just concentrate on him. And to kinda keep Kisang at bay, I’ll help you with the babies.”

Taehyung looked at him. “You will?”

“Of course! I’m going to be an uncle, I’ll do whatever you need me to for my babies.”

“Thank you Hyung.”

“You’re a good person. Stand strong and this all shall pass.” He hugged the omega again. “Us omegas born and married into this mafia family don’t have it easy.” He said and Taehyung looked at him. “Trust me, I know. So we gotta look out for each other.”

Taehyung nodded “Thank you.” He cried into Hoseok's chest

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Taehyung kept tossing and turning that night. The more he thought about what happened the more he got upset. His mother never failed to jab at him but was he surprised? He sighed, he relaxed a bit when Seokjin snuggled closer to him. Taking in his alpha’s scent made him feel so much better. Seokjin’s cell phone began to ring.

The alpha grunted grabbing the phone.

“Kisang what’s wrong?”

Taehyung tensed hearing that name.

“Which warehouse are you at?”

“Ok, I’ll be there.” He hung up and stretched getting out of bed.

“What happened?” Taehyung asked sitting up.

“The delivery that was supposed to go to the warehouse didn’t come, so I gotta find out what happened.”

“What delivery?”

Seokjin looked at him. “Babe, don’t worry about it. It’s just mafia stuff. If we can track it, I should be back within an hour.” He kissed his mate’s forehead. “Get some sleep ok, you’ve been throwing up since dinner ended. Did you get upset?”

He gave a strained smile. “No, just probably hormones.”

“Want me to bring you back something?”

“Gummy candy...sour.”

He chuckled and kissed him again. “Anything for you babe. I’ll be back.” He got dressed and walked out. Taehyung closed his eyes telling him, no one could come in between them.

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Seokjin got to the warehouse and walked into the office where Kisang was sitting.

“Which package was it?”

“Sike!” He laughed.

Seokjin sighed deeply. “I should’ve known.” He rolled his eyes.

“Come drink with me.”

“You gave me a heart attack. If you wanted to drink you could’ve just said so.”

“You wouldn’t have come.”

“Not this late.” He plopped down on the chair.

“We always drink together at night though.” He poured a half-glass of whiskey. Seokjin swirled it around watching the ice settle.

“But I have a mate with pups on the way so there will be some adjustments.”

“You promised things wouldn’t change.” Kisang sipped his drink.

Seokjin sipped his drink. “Things have already changed.”

“Your grandmother doesn’t like him. She doesn’t think he has the right materials needed to be the mafia boss’s mate.”

“She’ll learn to adjust.”

Kisang tilted his head. “You’ve never defied your grandmother before.”

“I love him.”

“I know…” He looked sipping his drink.

“So take it easy on him.”

“I just want to be his friend.” He pouted.

“Give him time, there’s a lot going on around him and pregnant omegas tend to be a bit more territorial.”

Kisang smiled. “You’re the best alpha I’ve ever met. He’s lucky to have your heart.”

Seokjin finished his drink and stood up ruffling Kisang’s hair. “You’ll find the right one when the time comes. Have a good night.”

“Hyung wait,” he grabbed the alpha’s wrist. He looked at him. “Can we have a drink again tomorrow? You know kinda like how we used to. The shipments don’t leave until midnight.”

“Fine, just text me.”

Kisang smiled widely. “Thank you! Get home safely.” Seokjin waved and left. Once he was gone, Kisang’s smile slowly faded and he looked down.

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Taehyung opened his eyes when he heard the front door open. He met Seokjin at the door.

“Babe, why are you up?”

“Had a hard time sleeping.” He shrugged. “Did everything go ok?”

“Kisang just did that so I would have a drink with him.”

“What?” He furrowed his eyebrows.

“Kisang is just being Kisang. We used to have drinks at the warehouse after the shipments went out. So he just wanted to relive some moments.”

Taehyung’s breathing increased. “Did you guys have sex in the warehouse before?”

“Huh?” His eyes widened.

He gasped and shook his head. “I’m sorry, forget it.” He rushed upstairs.

“Taehyung, wait. What’s wrong?” he chased after him. “Did I-”

“Nothing, I’m sorry. I don’t feel good.” He went into the bathroom and locked the door. He sank down to the floor. He felt disgusted with himself for asking that but he didn’t know what else to think or feel. Tears fell from his eyes and he covered his face sobbing silently. 

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Taehyung finally stood up. He didn’t know how long he stayed in the bathroom but he just hoped that Seokjin was sleeping by now. He glanced at the clock on the wall. It was a quarter past two. He was definitely sleeping since he had work in the morning. 

He used a washrag to dry his face before opening the door. He turned off the light and stepped out of the bathroom. His eyes widened when Seokjin hopped off the bed staring at him.

“Jin, why aren’t you sleeping?” 

“I couldn’t.” The alpha whispered. “I didn’t know if you were alright or not.” He walked over to the omega who lowered his head. He cupped his mate’s cheeks making their eyes meet. “Your eyes are so puffy. Were you crying because of me?” 

Taehyung shook his head, his eyes began watering. “It’s me. I’m just insecure.” 

“Baby what? No, it’s my fault. I should’ve come straight home instead of staying and drinking.” 

“He’s your friend so it’s ok. I’m sorry.” 

“But does it make you feel uncomfortable?” 

They stared at each other and Taehyung forced a smile. “It’s ok, really it is. You work so hard, if you want a drink to unwind then it’s ok.” 

“Are you sure? I just want you to be happy.” 

Taehyung wrapped his arms around Seokjin’s slim waist. “I’m happy with you.” He yawned.

Seokjin kissed the top of his head. “Ok baby, if you’re ok with it.” He gave him a squeeze as he hugged him. “Let’s go to bed.” 

“I’m sorry I kept you up all night.” 

“It’s fine, I’ll stay home and we’ll spend the day together. How is that?” 

Taehyung smiled nodded. “Yes please!” 

 

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As Seokjin made breakfast, Taehyung opened the giant book of rules he was supposed to be studying. This book was so thorough. 

An omega’s job is to make his or her mate happy. The mate’s happiness comes first, then the pups and lastly the omega.

When home, the omega is expected to take care of cleaning, cooking and childcare.

The omega must always be dressed to impress even when home all day. Their mate should come home to a beautiful omega.

Omegas are meant to be seen not heard

Talkback to their mate is a big NO!

The omega must consult their mate should they want a small job. The omega should not work more than five hours in one day.

HEAT SUPPRESSANTS ARE FORBIDDEN

NO BIRTH CONTROL

If mate wants sex the omega must engage with no complaints

If mate wants another pup the omega must comply with no complaints 

Taehyung shivered reading the rules. He suddenly felt oppressed in the worse way. He flipped through the book. It broke down how to act, when and how to talk, how to keep emotions suppressed. 

Disgust filled his body, this book was designed for the omegas to please everyone but themselves. This book made it painfully clear, while mated into the mafia, his feelings and needs weren’t important. 

He shut the book and pushed it to the side. His thoughts were distracted when Seokjin came into the dining room with food.

He immediately dug in. “Thank you babe!” 

“Anything for you baby.” he ruffled the omega’s hair. “I was thinking since I took off today. Do you want to go apartment shopping?” 

“Can we?” He gasped.

“Yes, I’ll call my realtor and have her show us the best places with three to four bedrooms.” 

“Ok yes! I want to!” Taehyung couldn’t hold back his smile.

“Make sure to dress comfortably.” 

“Ok.” Happiness took over making him forget all about that morbid book.

 

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The woman looked between the couple who looked around. Seokjin held Taehyung’s hand. 

“Do you like this one?” 

“It’s nice but it’s missing something.” He replied.

“I agree.” The alpha nodded. “It is missing something.” 

“Should I show you another place? I have five more places lined up.” She said.

“Are you ok with that?” Seokjin looked at his mate who unzipped his jacket that was a bit snug.

“Yeah, I am.” 

“Let’s not overdo it as well, ok?” 

“We won’t if I need to rest or anything. I’ll tell you.” 

“Ok.” Seokjin kissed his forehead and they left the apartment. 

After going through the apartments. They somehow got into looking at houses outside of the city. By the third house, they found a winner! 

Taehyung knew this was the place the moment he walked inside. This was where he wanted to raise their family. It was a two-story six-bedroom home with enough room for a playground set in the backyard. 

Seokjin checked out the perimeters saying he would be able to set security up easier with a house instead of an apartment. 

The alpha turned to his mate and Taehyung nodded vigorously with a wide smile. “Yes!” 

“Yes? Is this it?” 

“It is!” Taehyung bounced with excitement.

“Ok, then let’s make this house ours.” 

The realtor immediately pulled out the papers. Taehyung looked around some more. He felt his eyes stinging with tears but he blinked them away telling himself not to do that. 

He turned around when he heard Seokjin walking up to him. “We’re officially homeowners.” 

“Really? This is ours?” 

“It’s all ours babe.” He hugged Taehyung when he threw his arms around his neck. They shared a kiss. “I’m taking off this week so we can get things in order.” 

“But don’t you need to work?”   

“Babe, I’m the boss, I can take off whenever I want. I’ll have Yoonki and Joonie take over things while I’m gone.” 

“Really? Will you do that?” 

Seokjin looked into his mate’s big brown eyes and smiled while taking his hand. “Yes,” 

“Then let’s do it.” 

Seokjin nodded and wrote a check out to his realtor.

When they left, they went out to lunch and did some window shopping for their new home. 

As the sun began going down, Seokjin answered his phone as they headed to the car.

“What happened?” He sighed. “Those idiots always do something dumb. I’m coming.” They got in the car.

“What happened?” Taehyung looked at him, he was afraid it was a call from you-know-who .

“JK called me saying our men are getting rowdy at the restaurant again. Want to wait for me at home?” 

“No, I’ll go to the bar and chat with Nari.” 

“Ok, we’ll go to dinner after I handle the idiots. If you get hungry before, please eat.” 

“I will.” 

 

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Nari looked up from the counter and smiled. “What are you doing here?” She giggled. “This place isn’t for you.” 

“Jin had to take care of some business so I decided to come hang out with you while I wait.” 

“Yay! And it’s slow right now so we can chat. Can I get you something?” 

“Just water.” 

She nodded and poured him a glass of filtered water. She handed it to him and he took a sip. He watched as she tucked her hair behind her ear. His eyes widened when he saw a huge bruise above her collarbone.

“Yah, what happened to your neck?” He almost panicked.

She placed her hand on the spot and moved her hair to cover it. “I hit myself.” 

“You hit yourself? And you were able to make a bruise like that?” 

“I’ve been clumsy lately.” She giggled sheepishly. “Even Hyun-Seok is worried about me these days.” she looked down. 

He opened his mouth to speak until a voice came next to him. “Look what the cat dragged in.” Yejoon snapped.

“Thought I made it clear not to talk to me.” Taehyung glared at him.

“Oh don’t worry, I don’t have much to say. Just good luck being the mafia boss’s mate. I hope you don’t get eaten alive. It’s a rough world out there.” 

“Don’t worry about me. Just worry about maybe not being a gold digger for once in your life.” 

"I'm fine being a gold digger. At least I admit what I am. What about you? Like mother like son?" He smirked.

Taehyung gripped his glass before splashing the water in his face. 

Nari ran from behind the counter as they both stood up.

"If you weren't carrying a mafia boss's pups right now, I'd rip you apart."

"Shall I come back after I have them so you can test those words."

"Yejoon enough! Stop provoking him!" Nari snapped.

Yejoon rolled his eyes and walked away. 

Taehyung sat down and lowered his head. "I'm sorry."

Nari shook her head. “It's not your fault. We all you and Jin Oppa truly love each other. He's just jealous as usual." She shrugged and gave him another glass of water.

Taehyung sipped his water. “But are you ok Nari?” 

She forced a smile. “I promise I am TaeTae. But more importantly, how are you? How are my pups?” She smiled.

“They’re doing good, I’m just tired and hungry all the time. You know I started reading that book that his grandmother gave me.” 

“Oh the omega training one?” 

“Nari, it’s disgusting.” 

“Really? What did it say?” 

“It’s like the 1950s when omegas had no rights.” 

Her eyes widened.

“I’m supposed to be seen and not heard, if he wants sex I’m supposed to give it to him and I have to put others’ feelings before mine.” He shivered remembering the words.

“But Jin Oppa wouldn’t do that.” 

“I know but it’s just bothersome that they’re training omegas with that book. I’ll burn that shit before I give it to my kids if one or both of them turned out omega.” 

“I don’t blame you. So his grandmother expects you to do this.” 

Yes. That woman, she’s so controlling.” 

“Maybe she’s more protective than controlling. If you think about it, if she was that controlling I’m sure Jin Oppa wouldn’t have mated you.” 

“You do have a point. But I’m sure I’m not who she wanted for him.” 

“It’s possible but from what you and Jiminie told me, she’s raised him, Kook-ah and his siblings. Jin Oppa is the first to have a mate and pups. I’m not trying to invalidate your feelings. I’m just trying to get you to see a positive out of this. She could possibly be like those overbearing parents who mean well but end up coming off too harsh.”

He nodded. “I get what you mean. It’s possible.” 

“Stay strong TaeTae and this will pass.” 

“Thanks, Nari and if you ever need to talk, you know I’m here.” 

She forced a smile. “I know and thank you.” She looked down.

 

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Taehyung woke up the next morning, he touched the spot next to him and felt it was empty. He opened his eyes and saw he was in bed alone. He stretched his body and got up to shower and get dressed.

As he headed down the stairs, he smiled hearing Jimin and Jungkook voices from the dining room. The smell of food hit his nose and he knew his mate was making breakfast.

“Hey, sleepyhead!” Jimin got up and hugged him.

“Hi, ChimChim. Hi Kook-ah.” he hugged the alpha.

“Morning Hyung.” 

“When did you two get here?” 

“We and Kisang Hyung got here like twenty minutes ago,” Jungkook said.

“Kisang?” 

“Yeah, he was hanging out with us this morning and we decided to see what you guys were doing since Jin Hyung took off from work.” 

“I see…” He looked down. “I’ll go say good morning.” He walked into the kitchen. He saw Seokjin standing in front of the stove while Kisang was next to him chopping vegetables. They both were chuckling about something and Kisang nudged him.

Taehyung slowly went to back out but ended up bumping into a tray of utensils that fell over. They both jumped and turned around.

“Sorry!” Taehyung went to kneel to get them but Seokjin stopped him.

“Don’t bend down, I’ll do it.” 

Kisang wiped his hands. “Let me help.” he knelt beside Seokjin and they picked up the utensils. Taehyung watched as they reached for the same fork and their hands brushed.

Kisang laughed. “Don’t touch my hand.” 

“Shush, I wasn’t trying to touch your hand. He poked between his eyebrows. Kisang chuckled as Seokjin stood up.

“Morning babe, I wanted to surprise you with breakfast. Jiminie woke you up didn’t he?” He smiled.

Taehyung smiled softly and shook his head. “I woke up because I didn’t feel your warmth.” 

Seokjin smiled running his hand through Taehyung’s hair, he planted a kiss on his forehead.

“Should I give you two some privacy?” Kisang teased.

“Stop it,” Seokjin laughed. “Oh!” He rushed to the frying pan and saved the food before it burned.

“Morning Tae-yah, I hope you don’t mind me here.” He gave the omega a big smile.

“Why would I?” He shrugged.

Kisang tilted his head. “Oh, I was under the impression you didn’t like me much.” 

He didn’t and god knows how bad he wanted to say it to his face. He just smiled.

“It’s not like that.” He then walked out of the kitchen. Seokjin watched his mate leave before turning back to the food. 

Once breakfast was done, they all sat at the table.

“I wanted to congratulate you guys on your new home.” Jimin smiled. “Jin Hyung showed us pictures. It’s beautiful!” 

“Thank you.” Taehyung blushed.

“I can’t wait to see it! If you need help decorating please call me.” Jimin told him.

“Of course ChimChim, I’ll definitely call you.” 

“You know Hyung, Taeyeon Noona is an interior designer,” Kisang said.

Seokjin gasped. “Oh you’re right. Do you think she can give us a good deal?” 

“Of course Hyung! You’re her favorite so she’ll definitely give you a nice deal.” 

Seokjin turned to Taehyung. “You’ll like her babe, Taeyeon Noona is Kisang's older sister and she's very nice. Wanna try meeting her tomorrow?” 

“That’s fine.” 

Kisang grabbed his phone and began texting. “I’m telling her right now.” His phone immediately chimed. “She said she’ll call yo-” 

Seokjin’s cell phone rang. He laughed. “She moves so fast.” He answered. “Taeyeon Noona, how are you?” He got up from his seat. “Kisang is here right now.” 

Kisang jumped up and took Seokjin’s phone. “Ah Noona, thank you for calling.” They both walked out of the dining room. Taehyung looked down at his plate. 

“I wanna say hi to Noona!” Jungkook jumped up chasing after them.

Jimin looked at his best friend. “What’s wrong TaeTae?” 

He licked his lips and shook his head.

“Is it Kisang?” 

“I don’t know,” he let out an uncomfortable laugh. “I never thought I would be so jealous. It’s disgusting.” 

“Listen,” their eyes met. “I’ve been watching him all morning since we’ve been here and you have nothing to worry about. I think it’s how Kookie described it, he’s very friendly and touchy and it can be mistaken for flirting. He’s never said anything inappropriate or even looked at Jin Hyung in a weird way.” 

“So I’m exaggerating?” his eyes watered.

Jimin reached over and grabbed his hand stroking his best friend’s skin with his thumb.

“No, I think you’re a little sensitive to the fact knowing they’re sexual history. I would be too, it’s natural.” 

“So what do I do?” 

“Just keep an eye on things and if you see something you don’t like, tell Jin Hyung. I say just concentrate on your family and make sure you make the best nest for you and your pups.” 

Taehyung nodded as tears fell from his eyes. He covered his eyes. “I’m sorry, I’m crazy emotional.” 

Jimin hugged him and kissed the top of his head. “It’s ok babes, I’m always on your side.” 

 

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That night Seokjin and Taehyung laid in bed. Seokjin kissed his lips while rubbing his mate’s sweaty back.

“You gotta stop attacking me like this.” Seokjin sighed.

“Why? The doctor said it was fine as long as I don’t feel pain or discomfort.” 

“I know but you know I always worry about you.” 

“I know baby and thank you.” 

They shared a kiss. “Tomorrow, my grandmother and your mom wants to come with us.” Taehyung remained quiet. “Speaking of which I wanted to talk to you about your mom.” 

“What about her?” 

“The way you used to talk about your mother back then, I seriously thought she was a horrible person. I had no idea Chinri-ssi was your mother, she always spoke about you even if she didn’t bring you around. I was under the impression that her son was always busy.” Taehyung looked down. “But things can change.” 

Taehyung looked at him. “What do you mean?” 

“I think we should put everything behind us. You and your mother should start anew. You have a new life and I think you two can get along. That’s why I invited her. I want you two to start fresh.” 

Taehyung thought about how she practically insulted him a week ago. He then shook his head and decided to let it go.

“Ok, I’ll do it.” He knew his mother wasn’t going to change but he was willing to start fresh to get a peace of mind. Not only for him but for his pups. His mind and body had to be healthy for them.

 

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Sangmi and Chinri smiled walking into the empty house. 

“Wow, this place is beautiful!”   

“I thought you were going to get an apartment.” Sangmi looked at Seokjin.

“We were but we wanted the twins to have as much room as possible so we decided to get a house.” 

“It’s a lovely home you’ve chosen.” She smiled at her grandson.

“Actually Taehyungie, picked it out.” 

They both looked at him and said nothing. Taehyung decided not to let it bother him. 

There was a knock on the front door and Seokjin opened the door.

“Noona!” 

“Hey Jinnie!” She hugged him.

Seokjin introduced her to Chinri and Taehyung and she hugged Sangmi.

“I’m so excited about designing your new home. I won’t lie," she placed her hand on his arm. "I always thought I would be designing a home for you and Kisangie.” She giggled. 

Taehyung rolled his eyes and sipped his smoothie.

“Me too.” Sangi laughed. “But Seokjinnie chose who he wanted and we should be happy for him.”  

“I’m definitely happy for you! I can’t wait to meet your pups.” She placed her binder on the kitchen counter. “Ok, so what color theme are we thinking?” 

Seokjin looked at Taehyung and nodded at him. 

“Well I wanted to do a coral, gray and white color.” He said.

“Those are horrible colors.” Chinri said and Sangmi nodded.

“You need something warmer and welcoming.” 

“It is warm and welcoming. Gray and white are very neutral colors and then you splash in coral for color.” 

“I think gray, white and yellow is a bit more welcoming.” Sangmi said.

“Ooh I love that!” Chinri clapped her hands. “That’s a lot better.”

“I’ve designed a lot homes so I know these things.” Sangmi smiled.

Taehyung looked at Seokjin. “They’re just excited about helping out for our house,” he whispered.

“There’s a difference between helping and taking over.” he snapped.

“Taehyung-ah,” Sangmi turned to him. “Have you read the book I’ve given you.” 

“I started it.” 

“Then you understand what is expected of you especially right now.” her eyes bore into his eyes and he knew exactly what she was saying. Be seen and not heard. 

“I’m hungry.” He stormed towards the door.

“Taehyungie wait, where do you want to eat.” 

Sangmi’s jaw tightened. She looked at Chinri when she bowed deeply.

“I’m so sorry about him.” 

“It’s ok Chinri-yah. My two sons that I raised didn’t turn out how I hoped but my grandchildren are my pride. So we just have to make sure to give those pups all they need so they won’t turn out like him.” 

“Yes definitely.” 

 

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*8 months later, November*

 

Taehyung sat in his rocking chair in the twins’ nursery with his eyes closed as his mother unpacked their clothes.

“Oh, this is so cute!” She squealed. “My babies got so much stuff. I don’t think everything will fit in here.” 

“The room across the hall is also theirs.” He said

“Ok.” 

He looked around at the nursery, one side was baby blue for their son and the other side was a pale yellow for their daughter. Their son’s side was an elephant theme and their daughter’s side was butterflies. It was nice but not what he wanted. He wanted to do their son’s side as a jungle theme and their daughter’s side as hearts but his idea got shut down and Seokjin excused it as they were just excited. Well, their excitement sucked his away. 

The baby shower was gorgeous but nothing he wanted. Jimin and Nari did their best to get what he wanted but they were no match for two aggressive omegas who wanted their way. 

“Taehyung-ah,” Chinri said.

“Yes.” He just closed his eyes.

“Please reconsider the names,” 

“No,” That was the only thing he was fighting for. He was always on Sangmi’s shit list since he couldn’t fully do the seen not heard thing, so why not give her more reasons. 

She sighed deeply. “You’re so selfish. This is the first girl born into our families and you won’t let us name her.” 

“No, I won’t let you name my daughter. Her name Areum and that’s that.” 

“Did Seokjinnie agree on that?” 

“We did rock, paper, scissors, I got to name our daughter and he names our son. But then again I guess Sangmi-ssi named our son.” 

“I can’t believe you.” 

“I’m not changing my mind. Her name is Areum.” 

“I guess Sejun and Areum it is. I think Chaewon is cuter.” 

“Well when you have another baby, name her that.” 

Chinri glared at him. “You are so ungrateful! Look at everything I’ve done for you.”

“You’ve done nothing but tear me down! The only reason I’m even around you is because Jin asked me to start over with you. I’ve tried and I’ve tried and you just do everything to tear me down. If you hated the fact of having a child then maybe you shouldn’t have had one.” 

“I don’t hate having a child. I just hate having you as my child. I felt so jealous of Kisang’s mother. She’s so proud of him.” 

“What’s there to be proud of? He works in a warehouse shipping out drugs?! What because of his looks? That’s the only thing he got going for himself.” 

“What and you think you’re better? What are you doing besides sitting home all day?” 

“I work from home?! Are you forgetting me and Jimin owns a business?!” 

“It’s a flop.” 

“Well I’ll take my flop business than to be a shitty parent!” 

“Seokjin is going to become tired of you and throw you out on your face. Don’t think you can come back to my house.” 

“Trust me living behind a dumpster is more comfortable than living with you!” 

She shook her head. “I’ll come back another time.” 

“Don’t bother!” He followed her down the stairs and watched as she left.

He leaned against the couch and took deep breaths when he felt his stomach contracting. 

“You’re ok, just relax.” He sat down, he closed his eyes counting to ten and began feeling better. 

The doorbell rang and he sighed deeply. 

“I’m not fighting with her.” He got up and opened the door to tell his mother to just leave. His face tightened when he saw Kisang.

“Your mother invited me over to help sort out the pups’ things but I saw her leaving.” 

“Listen, I’m not in the mood right now. So you can leave.” 

“What is your problem?” Kisang snapped. “I’ve tried so many times being nice to you and you’re just cold to me.” 

“Stop the bullshit!” Taehyung snapped. “I know your kindness isn’t genuine in fact it’s very passive-aggressive. I’ve known my mother all my life I can spot fakeness from a mile away.” 

Kisang rolled his eyes. “You’re so annoying. What do you think going against me is going to do for you? I’ve got everyone especially Jin Hyung wrapped around my finger. You may be his mate but I was here first and I can assure you I’ll be here last. So continue being insecure and jealous it’ll only make Jin Hyung mad after a while.” He shrugged.

“Fuck off! Don’t try to fucking use reverse psychology on me! Am I really the insecure and jealous one? I’m the one sitting here with the man I love. While you are sitting scheming and planning ways to get in between us. Do you think it’s cute calling a mated alpha out late at night for a drink? What satisfaction do you get watching him leave you to come home to his mate? It’s pathetic, to be honest.” 

Kisang’s jaw tightened. “You’ve messed with the wrong one. You think getting on Sangmi-ssi’s bad side is something. I won’t stop until everyone is against including your best friends.” 

“I trust them more than anything. They will never turn on me.” 

“We’ll see about that.” 

“Just get the fuck out!” Taehyung yelled at him.

Seokjin’s car pulled up and he walked over to them. Kisang looked at Taehyung before covering his eyes sobbing.

“I’m sorry Taehyung-ah, I didn’t mean to make you mad. I’m sorry.” 

“What happened?” Seokjin asked looking between them.

“Chinri-ssi and I were over trying to helping Taehyung and Chinri-ssi said one small thing to him and he got so upset. Chinri-ssi left and I was trying to calm him down.” He turned to Taehyung with tears falling down his face. “I know you don’t like me and I’m sorry. I just want to be your friend.” 

“You’re faking this! Jin he’s faking it!” 

“I know you don’t know this because we’re not close but today is the anniversary of my twin brother who died.” He covered his face sobbing. 

Taehyung pressed his lips together and Jin gave Kisang a hug. “I know losing Kisoo was hard. It was hard for us all.” 

Taehyung shook his head and walked back inside. “Taehyung,” He called out but the omega didn’t answer as he went upstairs. 

“I’m gonna go, I’m sorry if I made him upset.” 

“I’m going to talk to him.” 

Kisang looked at him. “Can you have a drink with me tonight? I can really use the company.” 

“Let me handle things with Taehyung and I’ll call you.” 

“Thank you Hyung,” he walked towards his car and smiled while wiping his eyes.

Seokjin sighed deeply and walked upstairs. He checked their bedroom and bathroom and saw it was empty. He then went into the nursery and saw Taehyung working on the booties he was knitting. 

He knew his mate was upset and he didn’t want to further upset him. 

“Tiger cub,” he whispered but Taehyung didn’t reply. “Babe, we gotta talk.” 

Taehyung looked at him.

“Your mother called me saying how you flipped out on her and now you’re flipping out on Kisang. I know you didn’t know but today he is extra sensitive as you heard, his brother died so you yelling at him didn’t help.” 

Taehyung turned back to making his booties. 

“What do you have against Kisang?” 

“I don’t like him,” Taehyung said blatantly. “Are you happy now?” 

“Why because of our past? I already told you I don’t see him like that.” 

“If I was friends with an alpha that I slept with. Would you be ok with me going out at night having drinks with him?” He saw Seokjin’s jaw tightened. “I didn’t think so, so put yourself in my position.” 

“I asked you if you had a problem with it and you told me no."

"Because Jin I was trying to be a good mate. I didn't want to seem jealous and insecure."

Seokjin walked over to him. "I never wanted to make you feel uncomfortable. That was never my intention." He then sighed deeply closing his eyes. 

"Come with me."

"Where are we going?"

"Somewhere important."

Taehyung stared at him.

 

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Kisang fixed his hair and smoothed out his button up shirt as the doorbell rang. He took a deep breath and opened the door with a big smile. His smile faded when he not only saw Seokjin but Taehyung as well.

"What are we doing here?" Taehyung snapped at his mate.

"The three of us need to have an important talk, is that ok Kisang?"

"I guess, as long as he doesn't flip out on me again."

"Don't start with me then."

"I've never started with you."

"Stop trying to act innocent!"

"Enough!" Seokjin barked and they both became silent.

"Can we?" Seokjin asked and Kisang moved out of the way letting them inside. They took their shoes off as Kisang gave them slippers.

He led them to the living room, they sat on the loveseat as he sat on the couch across from them. He crossed his legs and folded his arms.

"I want you both to stop this." Seokjin said. They looked at him. "I know you don't like each other and that's fine."

"I've tried." Kisang snapped.

"I don't accept fakeness." Taehyung snapped back.

They glared at each other.

"Listen none of that matters right now. It's all behind us now. You both don't like each other we know."

He then turned to his mate.

"Taehyungie, I need you to understand something. Kisang is important not only to me but my family. His family is second in control after ours and he works for me. He's not going anywhere, he will always be around." Taehyung's jaw clenched as Kisang smiled. "This is something you have to accept as reality. I want him around my kids, I want them to know this is their uncle."

Taehyung looked away from him.

He then turned to Kisang. "Taehyung is my mate." Both omegas looked at him. "He's not only someone I love but he's someone I'm in love with. If I could I'd carve my heart out and give it to him. That's how much I love and trust him." Kisang swallowed hard. "You can't disrespect my mate. As the mate of a mafia boss, he has a lot of say and you must show him respect. If he ordered someone to kill you, they would have to listen. He holds power too. You have to accept reality that Taehyung isn't going anywhere and is irreplaceable. " Kisang stared at the alpha.

"You both don't have to like each other but you need to respect one another. You both are important to me. So I'm asking you guys to be at peace and act cordially with each other at least." He looked between the two omegas who stared at each other.

"Fine." Kisang sighed.

"Ok." Taehyung looked down.

"My mate is uncomfortable with how much we drink together at the warehouse so that will stop"

Kisang gave a small nod. "I understand." He then stood up. "I'm actually meeting Taeyeon Noona in a bit."

"Ok, we'll go. I'll see you tomorrow at the restaurant with JK."

Kisang nodded. He watched as Seokjin helped Taehyung put his shoes on. He smiled and waved as they left. He then grabbed his shot glass and threw it against the wall as hard as he could. He covered his eyes sobbing.

"You fucking idiot! Why couldn't you just choose me?!"

Taehyung stared out the window as Seokjin drove down the street.

"Anything you want to say?"

"I want to redesign the house into what I want." 

He glanced at his mate briefly before looking at the road.

"Ok, I'll call Taeyeon Noona-"

"I want someone else, someone less bias."

He contemplated for a moment and finally nodded. "Fair,"

"Also, Kisang is not to come to our home if you're not home."

He nodded. "Anything else?"

"No drinks past nine."

"But the shipment doesn't go out until after midnight. We usually drink when it's just us."

"No drinks past nine." He snapped.

"Ok."

Taehyung took a deep breath placing his hand on his stomach.

"Are you ok?"

"It's really tight right now."

"Is it contractions?"

"I think so," he winced holding his stomach. "Fuck this hurts so much," he cried.

"Let's go to the hospital."

 

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Jimin and Jungkook ran over to Seokjin who hung up the phone.

"Is TaeTae and the babies ok?"

Seokjin smiled. "Yes they are here."

"What?!" Jungkook and Jimin exclaimed.

"I know. When we got here, he was eight centimeters and they came after three pushes."

He led them over to the window where the babies were. He pointed to the baby girl and baby boy who were in the same bed.

"Awwww they're really here!!" Jimin jumped and clapped. Jungkook patted Seokjin's back.

"Where TaeTae Hyung?"

"Sleeping. He was so exhausted."

"I bet. Did you call Grandma?"

"Yes she, Grandpa, Hobi and Hojinnie are on their way now. Oh I gotta call Taehyung's mother too."

 

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Taehyung opened his eyes and stretched his body. He felt so sore and still exhausted. He wondered how long the pain relievers would last. He wiped his eyes. The nurse came in.

"Are you ok hun?"

"Yes, kinda," he yawned.

She checked his vitals. "Would you like to see your pups?" 

"Yes please." He sat up. 

After she left his room flooded. He was truly happy seeing Jimin and Nari. They hugged him tightly. Their Grandfather, Jungkook, Hoseok and Hojin he was happy to see as well as they hugged him. His mother, Sangmi and Kisang he forced it.

He refused to let them take his happy moment away.

The nurse wheeled in the bed. Seokjin kissed Taehyung's lips as they were handed their pups. 

Taehyung teared up staring at Areum who was in his arms. Seokjin sat next to him holding Sejun. They were all that mattered. He promised himself that the only ones he would fight for and give his everything to were Areum and Sejun.

Kisang watched as Seokjin and Taehyung smiled at each other and nuzzling their noses. He pressed his lips together before looking down.



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A deep sigh escaped Taehyung’s lips as he sat in the hospital NICU, he cradled his son and gently placed the bottle’s nipple to the newborn’s lips. A big smile appeared on his face when the newborn latched. He rubbed the newborn’s silky black hair.

“Yay Sejunie, this is your fourth time latching, you’re catching up to your sister. You may come home today.” He stroked his son’s soft light tan cheek.

Chinri walked into the room and smiled. “Hi Taehyungie.” 

He forced a smile. “Hi Eomma.”

“What are you wearing?” 

“Sweatpants and a hoodie.” He shrugged.

“Taehyungie we’ve been over this numerous times, you must dress better than that.” 

“Eomma, I just gave birth literally two weeks ago. I’m still sore.” 

“You could’ve settled with jeggins and a tunic top.” She said. “Make sure to dress better. You shouldn’t let Seokjinnie see you dress down too much.” 

“I don’t really care if he sees me dressed down like this. He didn’t give birth to twins, I did.” 

“Keeping your alpha happy is much more important.” She walked over to the crib and began folding the blankets.

Taehyung looked down at his son and sighed deeply.

“Who has Areum?” 

“Sangmi-ssi and Hobi Hyung came over to watch her for me.” 

“I see, is our little prince coming home today?” She asked.

He looked down at the small newborn who was almost done with his bottle. “I hope so. Sejun is latching properly, so that means he’s getting stronger.”

“I brought his coming home outfit with me.” 

“I have something packed.” He said and Chinri waved her hand.

“For a fashion designer, your sense of fashion is horrible. This outfit I got is much better. It was hand-washed, prim and pressed for my little prince.” 

Taehyung shook his head and decided to let it go. Others who loved his designs felt otherwise. It wasn’t that important, he just wanted to concentrate on his son. 

Seokjin walked into the room.

“Hi Chinri-ssi,” 

“Hi honey,” she kissed his cheeks. He walked over to Taehyung and pecked his lips.

“Is he latching?” 

“Yup, it’s been steady since this morning.” He replied with a big smile. 

Seokjin chuckled and rubbed the newborn’s head. “Your sister sucked up all the nutrients from you huh buddy?” 

The doctor came into the room. “Hello, good afternoon.” He smiled. “Let’s see if Sejun-ah is ready to go home.” 

 

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That night Seokjin came out of the bathroom after taking a shower. He saw the bed was empty and looked on the monitor on their nightstand. He saw his mate in the nursery standing by Sejun’s crib.

He walked into the nursery and placed his hand on his back. Taehyung looked at him.

“How is he doing?” 

He looked back at their son. “He’s good, just sleeping right now. He ate a half hour ago.” 

“Good and I’m sure Areum-ah is full.” 

“Yes, she ate ten minutes ago.” 

“Go shower babe.” 

Taehyung looked at him.

“Go ahead, I’ll sit in here with them.”

Taehyung nodded as Seokjin kissed his lips. He walked out of the nursery and Seokjin sat in the rocking chair. He stifled a yawn as his cell phone rang.

“How did everything go at the warehouse?” 

“It went well. Everything went out and came in with no problems.” 

“Great, I’m glad to hear that.” 

“Say it’s Taeyeon Noona’s birthday tomorrow. My family is going out to dinner and would love it if you came.” 

“What time is it?” 

“6 pm.” 

He nodded. “Ok, I’ll leave work early and come.” 

“Yay! See you tomorrow.” 

“Ok, have a good night.” 

“You too Hyung.” They hung up and Seokjin turned back to his twins. 

Taehyung moved away from the door and told himself to only focus on the important things. 

 

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*6 months later, June*

 

Taehyung rubbed the sweat from his forehead. He handed Areum a bottle and turned to feed Sejun his mashed food. He just hoped Areum didn’t guzzle her bottle this time. He looked at his daughter.

“Don’t eat so fast Areum-ah, I gotta feed your brother.” 

She closed her eyes drinking her milk and he chuckled.

His cell phone rang and he answered the video chat. “TaeTae, I’m here. Can I come in?” 

“Yeah, you have the passcode.” 

“Ok, I just wanted to make sure first. I’m coming in.” Taehyung hung up and shortly Jimin walked into the dining room.

“Aww look at my fat babies.” He pinched Areum's cheek but she was too busy eating to respond. He then rubbed Sejun’s head. “He’s gained so much weight.” 

“I know, he’s bigger than Areum now.” 

“I can see! I still can’t believe he was that little 1.81kg pup.” 

“I know he’s 7.25kg and Areum is 6.35kg.” 

Jimin laughed placing their lunch on the table. “Let me wash my hands.” He ran to the bathroom and returned rolling his sleeves up. “Let me feed Sejun and you eat.” 

“Are you sure?” 

“I know you barely ate today.” 

“True, thank you Jiminie.” he handed him the baby's food and sat on the next chair. He pulled out his panda express and began eating. He hadn’t eaten since Seokjin left this morning.

“Did you find a store?” Taehyung asked.

Jimin nodded. “I did, I took pictures and wanted to go over it with you. I know lately, you haven’t been able to draw much.” 

“There’s just no time but I’m almost done with the fall collection, so you can just add from there.” 

Jimin smiled. “You’re such a super dad.” 

“Stop it.” Taehyung blushed. 

“Have you talked to Nari lately?” 

“Not as much as I would like to. Sometimes she doesn’t answer her phone or text.” 

“Yeah, I go to the restaurant to see her but she always looks so tired.” Jimin sighed. “I know she works so hard but I really want to offer her job at our store.” 

“You definitely should! We’ll stalk her job until she says yes.” 

They both laughed.

“How’s things with your mom?” 

He rolled his eyes. “It would be ok if she stopped trying to tell me how to run my life. Between her and their grandmother, I feel like I’m going to go crazy. I’m just choosing to pick my battles with them since I know I can’t win everything.” 

“Maybe try talking to Hyung about it.” 

Taehyung shook his head. “He’s really sensitive about his grandmother, in his eyes she can never do any wrong. When I try to tell him little digs she does at me, he’ll brush it off saying she meant well.” 

“But it’s weird though because she’s so nice to me.” 

“Maybe because you’re not his mate yet.” 

“Possibly.” 

The front door opened and they looked at each other. 

“Jin?” He walked to the dining room door and his face tightened when he saw Kisang. “Jin isn’t here.” he snapped.

“I just came because I wanted to see the babies." They stared at each other. Kisang then smiled. "Hey Jiminie!” 

“Hey Kisang-ah.” He smiled and gave Sejun his bottle that was on the table.

Taehyung sighed deeply and sat down to feed Areum. He told himself to pick his battles. Kisang sat next to Jimin who began eating.

“That club we went to was so fun! We def gotta go again.” 

“I agree. I had no idea you could dance your ass off.” Jimin laughed.

“Me? No way! I barely kept up with you.” They laughed out. “Hobi Hyung is a beast when it comes to dancing.” Jimin said.

“I know! Does he have bones in his body.” They laughed again.

Taehyung looked between them and Kisang caught him staring at them. He smiled. “Maybe you can go clubbing with us one-day Taehyungie after you get a nanny.” 

“I’m not getting a nanny but thank you.” 

“Sangmi-ssi thinks it would be better if you did.” 

“I’m fine, thank you.” He looked at Kisang giving him the back off glare before looking back at Areum. 

Kisang shrugged a bit. "Jin Hyung can see how exhausted you are. He was telling me when we had lunch together yesterday how he was worried about you."

Taehyung looked at him. "I said I'm fine! So drop it or you can leave." He snapped and Kisang turned away.

Jimin looked between them but kept eating his food.

"Oh Kook-ah told me you guys were picking out a store for your clothing line. Congrats!" He looked at Jimin.

Jimin smiled. "Thanks! I'm really excited."

"Do you need an interior designer? My sister Taeyeon Noona-"

"I already have someone in mind," Taehyung replied and they looked at him. "I just wanted to make sure we had a place before I contacted them."

Kisang lifted an eyebrow. "Who is it, I'm sure my sister knows them and I'll ask her how good they are."

"I'll get the name later, I’m feeding lil Areum right now." He turned back to his baby girl.

Taehyung watched as Kisang held and played with Sejun. He hated it but he knew Kisang wouldn't do anything to them but his protectiveness still didn't like the omega holding his pup.

He became distracted when Jimin showed him the stores and they finally picked one they both liked.

"Awesome! So I'll tell Kookie and we'll go from there." Jimin said.

"Oh and you guys should have an opening party!" Kisang suggested.

Jimin smiled and nodded. "What do you think Taehyungie?"

"Yeah that's fine." He forced a smile.

"A friend of mine is a party planner!" Kisang replied.

Taehyung rolled his eyes. "Of course."

Kisang looked at him.

Jimin cleared his throat. "We'll keep in touch about it."

Once Kisang left, Jimin turned his best friend. "You still don't like him huh?"

"He's fake."

"He's never been like that around us."

"You guys aren't his target." Taehyung shrugged.

"It sucks because I wish you guys would get along. It would make hanging out easier."

“Whatever, it seems you don’t need me to hang out anyway.” He snapped. His eyes widened a bit and he looked at Jimin who looked hurt.

“TaeTae please don’t do that. I would never put anyone before you.” 

“I know, I know. I’m sorry.” 

“Seeing as you don’t like Kisang, I will watch him closely to see if I see what you do. I know something has to be there. You’re not unfriendly to just anyone.” 

“Thank you Jiminie and I’m sorry.” 

“It’s ok babes.” he patted his arm.

“Oh I'm changing the passcode so I'll give it to you when I do."

"Why are you changing it?"

Taehyung gathered the baby bowls and bottles off the table. "So he doesn't have it anymore, of course." He walked into the kitchen. Jimin sighed deeply.

 

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Seokjin returned home around 7pm. He smelt dinner from the kitchen. He peeked in the kitchen and saw it was empty. He walked upstairs and went to the nursery. He saw Taehyung patting Areum's back. He smiled softly as Taehyung laid her down. Their eyes met and Taehyung turned on the nightlight before turning off the light. 

He and Seokjin walked into their room. Taehyung made sure he was able to clearly see the monitor before laying back in the bed.

"So you changed the passcode today." The alpha asked removing his cufflinks.

"I did." He replied calmly.

"Any reason why?"

"I think we've talked about unwanted visitors coming to our house when you're not here."

They stared at each other.

"He really wanted to see the babies and I figured since Jiminie was there it was ok."

"No, it's not ok. Jimin is my friend so he can come when he pleases. Kisang isn’t my friend so he can not. I'm cordial because you asked me to be. That doesn't mean I want him in my space and to be fair he shouldn’t be.” 

Seokjin sighed deeply. “Taehyung, you’re not making things easy for me.” 

The omega stared at his mate. “Making it easy for you?” He scoffed. “Oh forgive me great alpha.” 

“Tae don’t do that.” he whispered.

Taehyung got off the bed. “Should I be seen and not heard? Or would you like it  better that I laid legs open when you came home? Is that easy enough for you?!” 

“What are you even talking about? That’s not what I’m asking. It's just...a lot of people see you as hostile.” 

“A lot of people?” He folded his arms. “A lot of people like who? My mother? Your grandmother? Kisang? Does Hobi Hyung find me hostile? Does Hojin Hyung find me hostile? What about your grandfather?” 

“Taehyung-” 

“I’m just asking a question so answer it!" 

“No they don’t.” 

“So why do those three find me hostile? Think about it!” 

“I know what I’m asking is a lot of you. But you have to be the bigger person. You’re my mate. Your actions are going to be criticized hard simply because you’re my mate. I will do my best with them but I just need you to work with me.” 

“Keep them from my space and we have a deal. They are not to have our new passcode and they come over only when you're here.” 

Seokjin smiled. “Do you know why I feel in love with you?” 

“Why?” 

“Because you’ve always told me what you wanted. You never held back simply because I was an alpha.” He cupped Taehyung’s cheeks kissing his lips. “I love that strong no-nonsense part of you. It really makes me feel like I have a partner.” 

Taehyung placed his hands on Seokjin’s shoulders. “You know more than anyone I would never make things hard on you. I want you to be comfortable more than anyone but I have to think about me and my feelings too.” 

“That’s fair and I will put my grandmother and Kisang in their places. You have to deal with your mother.” 

“Don’t worry, I know how to handle her. She only comes after me when we’re alone. I just won’t be alone with her.” Seokjin kissed his forehead.

“Kisang was telling me you and Jiminie wanted to have an opening party for your store.” 

“We do but I’m not using anyone he knows.” 

Seokjin chuckled. “I figured that. Ask Hobi, he knows a lot of people I’m sure he knows someone who is a party planner or interior designer.” 

“Thanks babe.” Their lips met and Seokjin pushed him back on the bed. 

“I missed you a lot.” 

“I missed you too, hopefully, we can actually finish.” 

Seokjin nibbled on his ear and pulled his mate’s shirt off. He pressed his nose in his scent gland getting a small moan from Taehyung.

“Shall we see?” 

“Yes, I need you.” Their lips met again.

 

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Seokjin looked up from his paperwork when there was a knock on his office door.

“Come in.” 

Kisang walked inside and shut the door as he stalked inside. Seokjin watched the omega as he sipped his coffee.

“Taehyung is rude as ever.” 

“Did he kick you out?” 

“No but he changed the passcode and when I asked him to open the door he refused.” 

“I don’t understand why you went over there in the first place. You know how Taehyung feels about you.” 

“I just want to see the babies. You know how much I love your pups Hyung.” He plopped on the chair in front of the desk.

“I know you do Kisang but you also have to respect my mate. Things just aren’t the same anymore and you know as the Boss’s mate you have to show him respect.” 

“He abuses his power.” Kisang rolled his eyes.

“You know he doesn’t.” He looked at his computer.

“I just wish I could have pups of my own.” he looked down sniffling.

Seokjin looked at him, he shook his head and wiped his eyes “I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said that.” Tears fell from his eyes. “It just hurts seeing everyone around me having pups and I can’t.” He covered his face. Seokjin walked over to him.

“I’m sorry Kisang. You know if I could turn back the hands of time you know I would. I would’ve protected you and Kisoo better.” 

“I know Hyung, I don’t blame you.” 

“But I blame myself.” 

Kisang held his face staring into his eyes. “Don’t blame yourself, no matter how many times we live our lives I’d still follow you.” 

“Kisang, you’re too good to me.” 

“I know Hyung and I always will be.” He smiled pressing their foreheads together.

The door opened. “Hyung, do you have a moment?” Hoseok stopped short and Seokjin looked at him. 

“Hobi, what’s up?” 

 “I need to talk to you...alone.” 

“Ok, do you mind?” he looked at Kisang.
“No it’s ok. Hi Hobi Hyung.” He smiled.

“Hey Kisang, hope all is well.” 

“It is Hyung.” He then turned to Seokjin. “Do you think we can have a drink tonight? Once in a while shouldn’t hurt, right?” 

He nodded. “Yeah, that’s fine.” 

“See you later then.” He smiled and walked out of the office. Hoseok watched Kisang before turning to his older brother. 

 

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Taehyung yawned but he kept his eyes opened. He shook his head a bit. He laid Sejun on the couch as he sat on the floor changing Areum. He kept his eyes on Sejun who sucked on his pacifier staring at his hands. He quickly changed Areum and sat her on her blanket. She pulled the table cloth.

“Areum-ah, no, no.” He took it from her little fingers and Sejun rolled over. He caught him before he could fall and the small baby began crying. “It’s ok JunJun.” He consoled the baby.

“What happened Taehyung?” 

He saw Seokjin. “He rolled off the couch but I-” 

“You let your baby roll off the couch?!” Sangmi snapped. Taehyung’s eyes widened, he didn’t see her behind the alpha.

“He didn’t-” 

“You’re way too careless. This is why you need a nanny! You can’t handle two babies.” 

“I’ve been handling them just fine!” He snapped. 

“Obviously you didn’t! Do you understand they are only six months?! A baby’s development is crucial their first year and you can’t let them hit their head!” 

Taehyung glared at the older woman as she glared back at him.

“Grandma, I understand, it was an accident.” Seokjin said softly.

“An accident that didn’t have to happen if you guys had a nanny.” She then looked at Taehyung. “Not every omega is cut out to be a caregiver .” 

Taehyung inhaled sharply but remained silent. "Let's call the physician to make sure he's ok and we'll have him check Areum as well."

Taehyung watched as Seokjin grabbed his cell phone. Sangmi picked up Areum and examined her.

Taehyung placed Sejun in his playpen and went upstairs slamming the door. Sangmi turned to the alpha.

"You need to put him in his place." She whispered and Seokjin looked down sighing. 

That night after Sangmi left Taehyung stood in front of the stove chopping vegetables. He turned around looking at the twins who were in their high chair playing with their toys.

He didn’t want to admit it but Sangmi’s words really got to him. All the sleep he had sacrificed, the self-care he lacked to make sure they had everything. And she said he wasn’t cut out to be a caregiver. He’d give his heart and soul for his babies. Something his own mother would have never done. He remembered being with his grandparents more than her before she moved out. 

No wonder his mother and her got along. They were part of the hate Taehyung club. 

Anger filled his body, Seokjin said nothing much but mainly let his grandmother rant to them. He guessed his mate felt the same way she did since he was always talking about them getting a nanny. 

After he made dinner, he gave them a bath and fed them their bedtime milk before laying them down to sleep. 

Seokjin walked through the door but Taehyung didn’t look at him.

“Can we talk?” 

“You want to talk now?” The omega snapped. “What do you want to talk about?” 

“We should really get a nanny.” 

“Why? Because you think we need one or because your grandmother is pressuring you to do it?” They stared at each other.

“Taehyung, she has a point. Sejun could’ve really hurt himself.” 

“If you two gave me a chance to talk I would’ve told you he didn’t hit the floor! I caught him before he fell!" Seokjin's eyes widened. "He cried because it scared him! I was sitting right there and Areum pulled on the table cloth when I sat her down! He didn’t hit the floor!” He stood up with tears burning in his eyes. “I would’ve died if he hit the floor and got hurt! And you have no faith in me!” 

“That’s not true! Look at you! You look so exhausted. I’m just worried about you.” 

“You want whatever your grandmother does.” He went into his draw pulling out his pajamas.

“That’s not true. I’ve thought about it for a while.” 

“But you never said anything until she started saying it out loud!” 

“My grandmother is just trying to help. She cares that’s all.” 

“She cares to control us!” 

“Taehyung,” he sighed deeply. “Why are you making things so difficult?!” 

“Me?!” He let out a bitter scoff. “You’re right, I’m the fucking problem?” His voice quivered as tears fell from his eyes. 

“That’s not what I meant!” He stepped closer to his mate who backed away.

“Just leave me alone for the night! Your slop as your grandmother calls it, is on the stove. Then again...you probably won’t eat it, aren’t you going for a drink with Kisang…again.”

“Taehyung that’s all that it is.” 

The omega shrugged. “If you say so, have a good night.” He walked out of the bedroom and went into the nursery closing the door behind him.

Seokjin sat on the bed cradling his head.

 

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Hoseok sighed deeply shaking his head as he ate his food.

“What am I doing wrong?” Seokjin asked.

“I mean only...everything…” 

His older brother furrowed his eyebrows. “How?” 

“You know Taehyung loves those pups, he would never let anything happen to them.” 

“I know but you didn’t hear the way Sejun cried.” 

“If Taehyung says he didn’t fall I believe him and it’s sad that you didn’t do the same.” 

Seokjin looked down. “I mean Grandma has been a caregiver for so long. She would know.” 

“It doesn’t mean she’s right all the time.” Hoseok replied and Seokjin became silent. “Imagine if Taehyung said he wanted to get a job because you working wasn’t enough. As an alpha wouldn’t you feel insulted? Your main job is to provide for your family.” 

He nodded. “I would.” 

“Now think about how Taehyung feels, his main job is to care for your family and you’re telling him he needs a nanny because he’s not good enough.” 

“Hobi look at him. He’s so exhausted. I just want him to have some time to himself. You know how Grandma put everything into us. She never took a day for herself and she was always exhausted. I don’t want that for him.” 

“So tell him that.” 

“I have but he thinks I’m only saying it because Grandma wants it.” 

“Is it true?” 

“I mean once she said it did make sense. Can you please talk to him? I hate the tension and he hasn’t said anything to me for the last three days.” 

Hoseok shook his head. “Look, I’m going to help you out just this once. I can’t fix your relationship if you break it. But here’s some advice Hyung, keep Grandma and Kisang out of your relationship. They will ruin it especially Kisang. Imagine if Taehyung walked in the office instead of me? You both were uncomfortably close."

“We were? But it was nothing and we've always been close.” 

“Hyung, open your eyes! You’re mated and a father now. Kisang can’t be all over you like that.” 

"I would never cheat on Taehyung."

"The eyes can be deceiving. I almost thought you were gonna kiss."

"What no! I was just consoling him about what happened…" he looked down. You know I feel responsible. He’s like that because of me.” 

“I understand Hyung but he’s not your responsibility. You’ve apologized and been there for him through thick and thin but now you have bigger things to worry about. Taehyung, Areum and Sejun should be your only concentration right now.”

Seokjin slowly nodded. “You’re right.” 

“Leave the rest to me and you better make it right from now on.” 

“Thank you Hobi.” He bowed his head. 

 

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Taehyung rang the doorbell and the butler opened the door. He greeted the omega and the twins. Hoseok ran to the door.

“TaeTae! Ah Areum! Sejun! Did you guys come to visit your uncle?” He knelt down in front of the strollers and gave them both his fingers. They grasped his fingers and smiled widely at him. 

“Sejun looks like you and Areum looks like Hyung.” Hoseok looked at his brother-in-law. 

“I know, I started seeing that too.” 

“Is there anything in the diaper bag I can take? Their milk or food?” The butler asked.

“I have all their milk and food in this bag.” He pulled a bag from the bottom of the stroller.

“Ok, I’ll take that. Do you feed them on-demand or by schedule?” 

“Usually on-demand.” 

He nodded. “Let me know when they become hungry and how many mls to give them.” 

Taehyung nodded. “Thank you.” 

The butler bowed his head and walked away. Hoseok took them from the stroller. 

“You two are getting heavy.” 

“Is Sangmi-ssi here?” 

“She’s out with Kisang’s mother and I think your mother too.” 

The omega refrained from rolling his eyes making the older omega laugh.

“Grandpa, look who stopped by.” 

The older man looked up from his newspaper and a big smile came to his face. “Oh Taehyung-ah! Look at my little pups! Come to PopPop!” Hoseok placed them on his lap and he smiled looking at them.

Areum smiled as Sejun sucked on his fingers.

“They are so cute! They’ve grown so much. Have a seat Taehyung-ah.” 

He bowed and sat down. “Thank you.” 

“I know these two keep you busy but please come over more often. Your smile always brightens up a room.” Sanghoon said making the omega blush.

“I will more often Sanghoon-ssi.” 

“No call me grandpa, we’re family dear.” 

“Yes, G-Grandpa.” 

The older man smiled. He sat with them for a while before leaving to take his nap. Hoseok set up their playpen and they laid the babies down for a nap as well. Once they were asleep, Hoseok made them tea.

“I understand why you don’t come over often and it’s ok.” Taehyung looked at him. “I’m sorry if our grandmother is giving you a hard time. I know within time things will get better. She just has to learn when to back off.” He poured the younger omega some tea.

“Try telling your brother that.” He mumbled.

Hoseok nodded. “I know but Jin Hyung isn’t really going to go against her. I was shocked to be honest when he went ahead and mated you instead of her pick.” He took a sip of his tea. “I shouldn’t tell you this, this should be something Jin Hyung should tell you but I don’t think he will.” 

Taehyung stared at him.

“When Jin Hyung was about five. He was kidnapped.” 

“What?” 

Hoseok nodded. “It was by another mafia family, they were scared he would turn out to be an alpha. Our grandmother saved her herself.” The younger omega’s eyes widened. Hoseok nodded again. “She risked everything to save him because we all knew Jin Hyung was something special. Imagine, an omega taking on a mafia family filled with alphas and betas but she did it.” He sipped his tea. “After that she and Jin Hyung bond became stronger. She and Jin Hyung has the strongest bond, she literally took that mother role for him. Unlike me and Hojin whose father died when we were babies and Kook-ah, his mother walked away when he was still a baby but Hyung was about two when his mother abandoned him and remembers that.”

“I see…” Taehyung looked down. “So he won’t stand up to her.” 

“Not in a way you would like him to. He’ll kinda brush the surface with her.” 

Taehyung shook his head. “So what can I do?” 

“The best thing you can do is just...be seen and not heard with her.” 

“That’s bullshit.” 

“I know, me and her been fighting for the longest.” 

“About what?” 

“She wants me to mate with an alpha but I kinda already have someone…” 

Taehyung tilted his head. “Who?” 

The older omega blushed a bit. “I won’t tell you.” 

“Ah Hyung, you’re being stingy!”

Hoseok laughed. “I know but if you ever figure it out and say his name I won’t deny it.” 

Taehyung tried thinking but no names came to mind so he gave up. “Sangmi-ssi doesn’t like you with him?” 

He nodded. “He’s a beta so my grandmother doesn’t want to hear it.” 

“Does she know who he is?” 

“No never! If I told her, she’d rip us away from each other. When I feel lonely he’s always been there for me.” Taehyung saw the soft shy smile on his face. He knew that smile better than anyone, it was a smile of love. A smile he wanted back when looking at his mate.

“ I just told her I wasn’t interested in mating yet.” 

“I see...do you think she will give up after a while?” 

“No but I can only hope she will.” He chuckled softly. “She makes being an omega in this family the worse thing. Have you started reading that book?” 

“Hyung it’s disgusting!” He gripped his teacup.

“Tell me about,” he rolled his eyes. “What’s the point of omega rights being justified if we’re forced to live like that?” He sipped his tea.

“Does Kisang follow that book?” 

“With no hesitations. He’ll do whatever grandma asks him to do.” 

“That’s why he’s a favorite,” 

“That and she’s close with his family. His family has always been with our family and they’ve helped us get to power. They will do whatever she or Jin Hyung asks.” 

Taehyung tapped his fingers against the table for a moment. “Can you tell me a bit about Jin and Kisang?” 

Hoseok laughed. “Don’t think Hyung will tell you?” 

“He’s told me some stuff but I feel it’s just surface things. I promise whatever we talk about won't leave this room.” 

“I know I trust you. I’m good at reading people, you and Jiminie are good people.” He sighed deeply. “Well Kisang was actually groomed to be Jin Hyung’s mate when we were younger. However, Kisang went along with Jin Hyung and his twin brother Kisoo on a job. Something went wrong and Kisoo ended up getting killed.” 

“I heard about that.” 

Hoseok nodded. “Yeah, I don’t know all the details but I think Kisang got stabbed in the stomach and he hadn’t been able to conceive. They’ve spent many of Kisang’s heats together but they’ve never conceived a pup. Jin Hyung felt responsible for what happened so he had kept Kisang close to him even though he wasn’t in love with him.” 

“So Kisang does have him wrapped around his finger?” He sipped his tea,

“In a way...yeah. Kisang can be a little twit sometimes, when he doesn’t get what he wants from Hyung, he’ll bring up that incident knowing Hyung feels guilty about it.” 

“Yeah I saw…” Taehyung rolled his eyes.

“What do you mean?” 

“Back when I was pregnant, Kisang came to our house and started with me. When I flipped on him, he completed flipped the narrative and cried to Jin about it being his brother’s death anniversary and I saw Jin immediately soften.” 

Hoseok nodded. “That sounds completely like Kisang.” 

Taehyung sighed deeply closing his eyes. “So how the hell do you exterminate a pest that won’t show himself?” 

“The best thing you can do is wait it out. Wait until he shows himself and at the right moment strike. You’ll only get one time. In the meantime, ignore him. Don’t let him know he bothers you. Play him at his own game.” He saw Taehyung’s face tightened. “Listen TaeTae, you mated into a mafia family. I don’t know if you didn’t understand what you were getting into but it’s a cold world here. The only way to stay ahead is to be ahead. My grandmother...Kisang, beat them at their own game that way Jin Hyung will side with you because they can't flip anything.” 

He looked down and nodded. “Thank you Hyung.” 

“No problem, out of all the people Hyung has ever been. I like you the most. I know you truly love Hyung and I want you guys to succeed. I want Areum and Sejun to grow up with both their parents and I know Jin Hyung does too. Also get the nanny,” 

“Hyung,” 

“You can still be active in their lives. The nanny is just an extra hand, imagine if you fall sick and need help. Or you get so tired you can barely keep your eyes open.” 

“I just don’t know if I trust anyone enough with my pups besides you, Jiminie or Nari.” 

“I have a friend who is looking for a nanny job. She left her last home because the alpha mate was sexually harassing her but I know Jin Hyung would never.” 

“Yes definitely.” 

“I’ve known her since kindergarten and she’s the best person, trust me. Would you like a meet and greet? I can set us up to do lunch.” 

He nodded. “I trust you Hyung. Also do you know a party planner and interior designer who isn’t related to Kisang?” 

Hoseok laughed. “Of course, I’ll get you some numbers.” 

“Thanks Hyung.” 

The door opened and Sangmi walked inside with his mother and a woman he didn’t know but he was able to tell she was Kisang’s mother. He looked excitedly like her and she carried that same air of fakeness around her.

“Oh Taehyung, I didn’t know you were visiting today.” 

He looked at Hoseok who nodded his head. Taehyung turned to him and smiled widely.

“Hello Sangmi-ssi, it’s great to see you.” He said in a cheery voice making her raise her eyebrow.

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“Hello Sangmi-ssi, it’s great to see you.” He said in a cheery voice making her raise her eyebrow.

She then smiled. “I just wish I knew you were coming to visit. We could’ve been back sooner. Are the babies with you?” 

“Yes, they are sleeping.” He pointed to the playpen.

“This is Kisang’s mother Aesook.” 

Taehyung bowed his head. “It’s nice to meet you.” 

He saw she forced a smile on her face. “You too.” She then walked over to the playpen and smiled. “Aww Seokjinnies are so cute.”  She giggled and they sat at the table. 

“I’m actually glad you’re here Taehyung-ah,” Sangmi said and he stared at her. “There was something I wanted to talk to you about.” 

“Ok.” He nodded.

“Kisang has brought to my attention that you are not allowing Seokjin to have drinks with him. I know you started reading the book already and you know as an omega you don’t get to allow my grandson to do anything. You should know your place.” 

Hoseok’s eyes widened and looked at the younger omega who swallow hard. Taehyung tilted his head.

“I think you misunderstood my intentions.”  She stared at him. “I didn’t tell Jin he wasn’t allowed I simply asked him to stay home. In the book, it says my job is to please my mate. Well, how can I please him if Kisang is calling out in the middle of the night? Those are hours I would like to be intimate with my mate.” 

Hoseok pressed the cup against his lips to hide his smile.

“Also in the book, it says I have the right to protect my home and family. Jin is both my home and family and I will protect him.” 

Sangmi's jaw tightened.“You’ve read a lot, I see…” 

“I have and I plan on finishing it.” 

“My son and Seokjin have a lot of history and they have their own bond. I don’t think it’s right that you are trying to break that between then.” Aesook snapped.

“I’m not trying to break anything. I’ve never protested to Jin hanging out with Kisang.” They stared at him and Chinri sighed deeply.

“Taehyung, please be more respectful when talking to them.” 

“I apologize if my tone seemed impolite.” He said without hesitation and it became awkwardly silent. Hoseok smiled nodding his head.

 

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When Taehyung arrived home later that night, he gave the twins a bath and laid them on their boppy pillows that were on his bed. He stared at both of them and a soft smile came on his face. 

“You know I love you guys more than anything.” A deep sigh came from his lips. “Staying ahead of Kisang and Sangmi-ssi is going to be a challenge but I can do it...I have to. First things first, I need to read this damn book and see what loopholes I can find.”

Seokjin returned home, he looked at the clock and saw it was nine. Kisang begged him to hang out with him while it was still early. He told the omega he needed to talk to Taehyung first. He walked in their bedroom and his heart melted seeing Taehyung laying there with the twins curled against him all three fast asleep. When did he get such a beautiful family? He sighed deeply, he knew he wasn’t there as much as he should have been. He started feeling like this father. It pained him sometimes that Areum and Sejun stared at him like he was a stranger. He didn’t want that. Hoseok was right, he really needed to concentrate on them. 

He sent Kisang a text telling him something came up and he couldn’t make it. He jumped in the shower and changed into his pajamas. He got in the bed and snuggled close to them. His father didn’t appreciate what he had and he refused to be the same way.

Once his eyes shut, Taehyung cracked an eye open and smiled to himself. He prayed that his plan had worked and it did. He honestly didn’t know what he would’ve done if Seokjin saw them and still left. His heart began pounding, he knew they could fight any challenge that came their way. He knew that together their bond was unbreakable and he was going to make sure it stayed that way. 

 

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Taehyung, Hoseok and the twins sat in the diner waiting for Hoseok’s friend to arrive.

“Ah Tae you should’ve seen Grandma, she was so irritated by you.” He laughed.

“I hated not snapping but it felt good that they couldn’t attack me.” 

“It’s better that way.” 

“I agree. Kisang’s mom really made it known how she felt.” 

“Of course, she just knew Kisang and Jin Hyung would be mated. She was really upset when she found out he couldn’t conceive and kinda blames Jin Hyung too but she's not as manipulative as Kisang.” 

“Was it that important?”  Taehyung made the twins a bottle.

“For an alpha mafia boss? Yes. There was no way Grandma was going to let Hyung have an infertile mate.” 

"your grandmother is…"

"A piece of work? Trust me I know." He smiled poking Areum's cheek making her giggle.

“Hi sorry if I’m late. The bus took forever.” 

“Chanhee-yah!” Hoseok jumped up.

“Hobi-yah!” They hugged each other. 

“This is my brother-in-law Taehyung-ah. Taehyung, this is my best friend Chanhee.” They shook hands. 

"Chanhee Noona-"

"No, no I work for you Taehyung-ssi, please call me by my name." She bowed.

He blushed. "Taehyung-ssi is too formal for me, you can call me by my name."

"Are you sure that's ok?"

He nodded. "We are a team now, these two mean more to me than anything and I want a comfortable environment for them."

She smiled looking at them. "They are so cute. May I?"

"Yes." He nodded.

She walked over to their high chairs. "Hi Areum-ah, hi Sejun-ah,"

They instantly smiled at her and Sejun reached for her face.

"They like you." Taehyung smiled. Hoseok nodded.

"I have never met a child who didn't like Chanhee. Her soul is very pure."

She instantly blushed.

"What happened at your last house?" Taehyung asked.

She shivered. "The alpha there was such a creep. I did my best to ignore him because I really loved their children and they needed positivity around them. But I freaked out and quit when he came into my room one night while I was sleeping." She gripped her fists and Hoseok placed his over hers. "He tried but I fought him off and ran out. I reported him to the company I work for but the wife claimed I came on to him." She shook her head wiping her eyes that brimmed tears.

Taehyung placed his hand on her shoulder. "I'm sorry that happened to you. With us you know you have nothing to worry about right?"

She nodded wiping her eyes. "Yes, I know, also I know Jin Oppa would never. Thank you for giving me this opportunity."

"Thank you for being brave and taking another job. I promise to take good care of you."

After they ate, they went back to Taehyung's house so he could show her around. Hoseok held Areum and Sejun as they walked further inside.

Taehyung smiled. "Jin, you're home early." The alpha looked from his phone. Taehyung's smile faded when he saw Kisang come out the dining room.

"The cook is all set. Oh Taehyung you're home. Hi Hobi Hyung."

He forced a smile. "Hi Kisang."

"What are you guys doing?"

"Since you decided to hire a nanny, I thought a cook would help too, one less thing you have to worry about and you can concentrate on your business. I'm sure you'll want to go to the store when it opens."

"Yes."

Seokjin kissed his forehead.

"So why do you have company just to hire a cook?" He tried his best sounding calm but Kisang just rubbed him the wrong way even when just standing there.

"Kisang was just helping since we were going to have lunch." Seokjin said.

Kisang stepped forward. "I'm sure lunch is ok with you right? I know you disliked the drinks so I'm sure lunch won't upset you, will it?"

Taehyung stared at him, their eyes bore into each other. His blood boiled but he gave a sweet smile and shrugged.

"No," he laughed. "Why would I care about lunch? I only got mad about the drinks because I wanted to fuck my husband around those hours but you know…" he shrugged. "we got interrupted often." He smiled wider when Kisang's smile slid off his face.

"Tae really?" Seokjin laughed.

Taehyung turned to the alpha and tugged at his tie. "Was that too vulgar?" He asked while biting his bottom lip.

"Behave." He pecked his lips. His eyes then went on Chanhee. "Oh Chanhee-yah, how are you?"

"I'm good Jin Oppa, how are you?"

"I'm good. Are you our new nanny?"

"Yes, Hobi-yah said you guys needed one and I was meeting with Taehyung today."

"Areum and Sejun love her already." 

Hoseok handed her Areum and the infant smiled at her as she cooed at her.

"Great! Welcome Chanhee. So then you guys can meet our new cook." They walked into the kitchen where a medium size man with brunette hair stood. "Taehyung this is Hyunjun." 

Taehyung and Chanhee greeted him as he greeted back. He gave a friendly smile, Taehyung liked his aura. He was going to miss his and Seokjin's cooking but this definitely made things easier. All was needed was a maid or two and everything would be set.

"Hyung, we should go, you have to be back at work soon." Kisang said.

Seokjin looked at the time. "Oh right! I gotta go babe, I'll see you when I get home."

"Ok, have a good day." 

Seokjin pecked his lips, kissed his lips, hugged Hoseok and patted Chanhee's back before leaving. 

"Can I get you guys anything?"  Hyunjun asked.

"No thank you, we just had lunch, thank you." Taehyung smiled.

The man bowed. "Ok, I will contact you close towards dinner time."

"Thank you." They walked out of the kitchen and Chanhee turned to Taehyung and Hoseok.

"So who was that with Jin Oppa? He seems…"

"Like a pain in the ass? Annoying as fuck? Yes he's all that and more." Taehyung snapped.

Chanhee laughed out as Hoseok shook his head while sitting on the couch.

"You did a great job handling him even though I could've lived without hearing the other parts."

"Sorry, I just wanted to make him upset."

"Who is he?" Chanhee between them.

"Do you remember the pup that used to follow Hyung around? The one with the twin."

"Oh! Oh wow, he grew well."

Hoseok nodded. "Yeah, he's still the same even though Hyung is mated."

"Does he come over unannounced?" Chanhee turned to Taehyung.

"He tries, you have my permission to not let him in if I'm not home."

She nodded. "What time should I start tomorrow?"

"You can come after two, me and the little ones have somewhere to go tomorrow."

"Ok."

"If you need a ride, I'll bring you." Hoseok smiled.

"Thank you Hobi." Chanhee smiled back.

 

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The next day, Taehyung dressed Areum in a yellow floral summer dress with matching bottoms. He changed Sejun in a yellow and white short set. He brushed Areum's hair and placed a white bow in her hair. He parted Sejun's hair and smiled.

"You guys are way too cute." He took pictures of them. He then went to dress himself. He slid on fitted black jeans with a pale pink polo. He tucked the shirt in and slid his belt on. He fixed his hair and took a deep breath. He just hoped everything worked the way he wanted. 

He packed the kids in his car and took off towards the city.

The receptionist looked at him and smiled.

"Hello, can I help you?"

"I'm here to see my husband Seokjin, it's a surprise."

She nodded. "Go right up."

He went into the elevator. He was nervous as shit, he had never done anything like this before. Taking another big breath, he pushed the stroller off the elevator and went to the secretary desk.

The beta woman looked at him.

"Hello Taehyung-ssi," she greeted him with a smile.

He was taken aback that she knew him. The times he did come was after hours when everyone had left.

"Oh you know me?"

She nodded. "Seokjin-nim has informed us of his mate, incase you came to visit."

He couldn't hide his happiness. "Is he here? Can we see him?"

She cooed at the twins before nodding to him.

"Sure, go right in."

"Thank you." Taehyung opened the door and Seokjin looked up from his computer. His eyes widened when he saw them.

"What are you guys doing here?" His eyes then landed on Taehyung and stayed on him. "Whoah,"

"Is the gray too much?" He ran his hand over his hair. "I wanted to do something nice for when we had the opening party."

"Are you kidding?" Seokjin walked over to him. "It's gonna take everything for me not to pounce on you."

Taehyung laughed and kissed his lips. "Your kmlbabies are here."

Seokjin smiled. "You're lucky." He knelt down greeting his little girl and boy. "Papa made you guys so cute today. What a great surprise." He kissed their heads and looked at Taehyung. "What's with the surprise?"

"Are you busy for lunch? I was hoping we could have lunch as a family since we rarely get to do dinner and breakfast."

"Yeah! Sure! I'd love to have lunch with my beautiful family."

There was a knock on his door. "Come in."

"Hyung, do you want to have lun-" Kisang stopped short when he saw a gray haired Taehyung all dressed up along with the twins. 

"Hi Kisang-ah," Taehyung greeted first with a smile. "Did you need something?" He asked.

"I was going to ask Hyung if he wanted to have lunch."

"Well Taehyung came for us to have lunch."

"Would you like to join us?" He kept his face straight when Seokjin and Kisang stared at him in shock. Taehyung shrugged. "I know you usually have lunch with Jin so I was offering if you wanted to come."

"No thanks. I'll get lunch with my sister. Don't worry about it." He said. "Hyung, I'll see you later enjoy." He stalked out of the office.

Seokjin turned to his husband. "What was that about?"

"I wanted to talk to you for a moment." He took a deep breath. "I'm sorry."

"About what?"

"Everything, how I acted with your grandmother and Kisang. I was so emotional  and hormonal I couldn't control myself. I've caused you so much stress and I'm so sorry." 

Seokjin cupped his cheeks and kissed his lips. "I love you Tiger Cub and the last thing I want to do is hurt you. I love you and I love our pups and no one will come before you guys. I will admit I was kinda distant, I was scared. My father was never really around to show me how to be a father but seeing how strong you are. I want to be there more for you three." He hugged Taehyung tightly.

"I love you Jin."

"I love you too baby and when I get home, we're gonna talk about this sudden attack on me." 

Taehyung giggled kissing his lips.

 

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Seokjin moaned out gripping Taehyung's hips. Their moans filled the room. The omega leaned down kissing his mate's lips. He shut his eyes, feeling his alpha's hands sliding through his hair. He turned on his hands and knees and arched his back. His head when back when Seokjin slid inside of him. 

"Ah Taehyung, I love you so much."

"I love you too." He moaned pushing his hips back. 

Seokjin ran his hand down his mate's bare sweaty back. He loved everything about his omega. He felt bad for not really being there for him the way he should've been. He touched the bite mark on his mate's neck making the omega become extra sensitive. 

His fingers caressed every ridge and he leaned over kissing it and licking it. Taehyung whined out as his body heated up.

"I'm sorry," Seokjin whispered and Taehyung turned to look at him.

"Sorry for what?"

"I've hurt you didn't I?"

Taehyung became silent and Seokjin turned him until he was on his back. They stared at each other and Taehyung caressed his face.

"It was my fault."

"No, it was mine. Everything happened so fast I never got a chance to explain things to you. I'm sorry."

Taehyung hugged him tightly pressing his nose against his mate's bite mark.

"I want to start over."

"Me too." Seokjin pushed deeper into him, the omega cried out wrapping his legs around his waist. Their lips met in a heated passion and their tongues caressed. They felt their heart beats synchronized as their bodies moved in sync. 

For the first time they both felt it, the connection, the bond, the love and the need. Taehyung cried out gripping Seokjin tighter. His body was reacting to his alpha, he felt himself getting wetter with each stroke. Their lips met again.

"I feel your body getting close." Seokjin whispered.

"I feel you getting close too." He nibbled his mate's bottom lip. 

"Can we cum together?"

"Yes please." Taehyung cried out when Seokjin increased his speed. They both gripped each other tightly their bodies froze. Seokjin growled in his ear as Taehyung's moan caught in his throat.

As they came down, they stared at each other and shared another kiss.

"I love you." Seokjin told him again, the omega didn't tire of hearing it.

"I love you too."

 

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The next morning Taehyung looked at the clock and saw it was ten in the morning. He gasped and jumped up. He checked the monitor and saw the nursery was empty. He threw on his clothes and ran down the stairs. Chanhee was feeding Areum and Sejun. She smiled at him.

"Good morning."

"Chanhee, I'm so sorry."

She tilted her head. "Huh? Why are you apologizing?" 

He kissed his pups and looked at her. "I woke up so late."

"It's ok. Jin Oppa suggested letting you sleep in. You looked like you could really use it."

He sighed rubbing his head. "Yeah I definitely did."

"Take a day for yourself, don't worry about Areum and Sejun I have a schedule plan for us and when you come back if you want, you can help me prepare them for bed."

He smiled. "Thank you so much Chanhee." He kissed Areum and Sejun again. "Papa will be back soon, be good for Chanhee." 

He ran upstairs and called Jimin.

"Hey TaeTae."

"Hey are you busy?"

"No, why?"

"Do you want to work on the store today? We got a nanny so I have some free time."

"Oh hell yeah! Let's get Nari too!"

"Yes! I'll be by to pick you up."

"Ok, I'm getting ready now!"

Taehyung showered and walked to his walk-in closet. He hadn't thought of dressing up much until yesterday. He had to admit he liked the way Seokjin looked at him. It made him feel like before they had kids. He definitely needed to get a sewing kit and start making clothes again. 

He grabbed khaki pants and a black floral shirt. He fixed his hair and dabbed some cologne on his neck. He walked out the room and saw Chanhee in the nursery picking out clothes for the kids.

"Are you planning on going anywhere today?" He asked her.

"Not today. Jin Oppa is going to arrange a driver for us so I may go out tomorrow with them. They don't have any problems with pool do they?"

"No." Taehyung replied.

"There's a sprinkler park not to far and tomorrow I was going to take them."

"Do you need my help?"

"No, this is my third house with multiples. I'm good at handling them."

He tilted his head. "What's the most you've ever cared for?"

"This one family I worked for had septuplets."

His eyes widened. "What's that like 6 or 7 pups?"

"7." She giggled. "It was a lot but it taught me a lot about caring for pups."

"You're amazing Chanhee, I won't be out too long."

"Enjoy yourself, concentrate on you today." She smiled. He kissed Areum and Sejun goodbye before leaving the house.

He picked up Jimin and Nari and they headed to the store.

"So will you work with us?" Jimin asked. 

She smiled softly and nodded. "Yes." She laughed when they began cheering. "Thank you for the opportunity." She fiddled with her nails looking down.

"I know my husband owns that restaurant but it's truly sleazy. You deserve better."

Jimin nodded. "Agreed."

They walked into the store and met with the interior designer that Hoseok set up.

The young man was very fashionable and he greeted them with a huge smile.

"Nice to meet you, I hope we can bring out the vision you're looking for."

Jimin and Taehyung smiled at each other, they immediately knew this was their guy.

 

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Taehyung dropped Jimin and Nari off after they found the perfect interior. He got home and hugged his babies tightly. A day to himself was nice but he really did miss his babies. He kissed them and helped Chanhee bathe them and get them to bed. He decided to watch them until midnight and then Chanhee could take over if needed.

He applied moisturizer to his face after washing his makeup off. He stared at himself in the mirror.

He felt good. He knew Seokjin was fully on his side. He still had to play things safe, he knew both Sangmi and Kisang were waiting for a slip up but he wasn't going to give it to them. 

After he showered he changed into his pajamas and sat on the bed. He checked the babies on the monitor before turning to his drawings.

He looked at the clock and saw it was going on eight. He looked at his phone and saw no missed calls or texts from Seokjin. He called him, his body was aching for his mate.

"Hello~"

Taehyung's blood boiled. "And may I ask why are you answering my mate's phone?" His voice was even and cold.

"But if Kookie or Hobi Hyung answered you wouldn't have cared?"

"You're right, I wouldn't have. But they also aren't lusting after my mate's knot." He heard Kisang's breathing inhaled sharply. "So where is my mate?"

"I'm sorry Taehyung-ah~, I think the reception is bad on this end~." The phone hung up.

Taehyung stared at the phone for a moment before rage hit his body.

"Oh fuck no!" He got off the bed and took a deep breath before calling Yoongi.

"Hello Taehyung? Is everything ok?"

"Hyung, is Jin with you?"

"Yes, he's handling some business."

"Are you guys at the restaurant?" 

"Yes we are."

"Ok, thank you."

He hung up and changed into ripped dark denim jeans, a white v-cut shirt and a coral blazer. He neatly combed his hair and went to Chanhee's room.

"Oh Taehyungie, are you going somewhere?"

"I just need to put a bitch in their place. Do you mind watching the kids? I'm sorry."

"Not at all." She smiled.

"Thank you hun," he went to the front door and grabbed his keys.

 

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He sighed deeply, walking into the restaurant. This place gave him hives, he'd just wished Seokjin either gave it to one of his guys or got rid of it. It didn't take rocket science to know this was a place where omegas exchanged sex for money. He called it prostitution but Seokjin insisted it was high quality escort services.

He saw Nari working at the bar. He wanted to say hi but he had to handle something more important first. Even though there were plenty of scents his nose sought out his mate. 

He came to a large room with the doors closed. He took a deep breath and opened the doors. 

He saw Jungkook, Namjoon and Yoongi were sitting at the table with some other men playing poker.

"Sorry to interrupt, I'm looking for Jin."

Jungkook pointed to the door attached to the room.

"He and Kisang are working on shipments that went wrong last night." Jungkook replied.

"Thanks." He walked in and threw open the door.

Seokjin's eyes widened as he looked up from the computer. Kisang got off the couch.

"Babe, what are you doing here?" He asked standing up.

Taehyung turned to the other omega. "Why do you look so pale? You didn't think I'd actually come here? Think again!" He snapped.

"What happened?" Seokjin asked. “Is everything ok?” 

"I called you and your little bff not only answered your phone but hung up on me."

Seokjin looked at Kisang. "Is that true?"

"It was bad reception! I swear I'd never do that." He looked at Seokjin with watery eyes.

"Enough with the water works! Let's cut to the chase.” Taehyung walked up to him and they stared eye to eye. “I'm Seokjin's mate which would make me the mafia boss's mate just in case you don’t comprehend that. You don’t hang on me, do you understand?”

Kisang looked at Seokjin. "Hyung I didn't-"

"I’m the one talking to you!” Taehyung got in his face. “Not Jin, so look at me!” Kisang inhaled sharply and glared into Taehyung’s eyes. "Pull that shit again and I'll see just how far my power can go. Now get the fuck out!"

"Excuse me? You can't-"

"Get the fuck out." He said quietly but the tone spoke volumes. The omega could practically see the venom pouring from his mouth.

Kisang stared at Taehyung for a moment before leaving the room.

"Ok, so what was that about?" Seokjin asked leaning against his desk.

"It's just as I said." He shut the door. "I called you, he picked up and then hung up so I came here to confront him." He shrugged. “I mean, isn't that disrespect to do that to your mate?” 

“It is...I just didn’t expect you to do that.” Seokjin licked his lips. "Seeing you acting as boss’s husband turned me on so badly. You using that commanding voice made me want to dominate you." He walked over to Taehyung, they stared at each other. He cupped Taehyung's cheeks and the omega pushed forward making their lips meet. 

Taehyung's back hit the back of the door but neither cared if anyone heard or suspected what they were doing.

“You look so good, don’t come here looking this good.” 

The omega nibbled his lips. “I gotta let everyone know what the big boss has.” 

“What does the big boss have?” He stared into his mate’s eyes. 

Taehyung slid his down to his alpha’s bulge. “Something that make me go weak in the knees.”  He unzipped his mate’s pants and dropped to his knees. Seokjin placed his hands on the wall and dropped his head feeling Taehyung’s lips wrapping around his cock. His hips pushed forward. He watched his mate make his cock disappear and reappear rhythmically. 

“Shit Tae, are you gonna make me fuck you crazy in here?” 

He licked up his mate’s shaft and looked at him. “You promise?” He then slid him back in his mouth. Seokjin let out a heavy breath.

He pulled Taehyung up pressing his back against the wall, their tongues met fighting for dominance. Seokjin fiddled with his mate’s button while Taehyung unbuckled Seokjin’s pants and getting them down to his pants. Once Seokjin got the omega’s pants undone and down. He turned him to face the wall. Taehyung placed his hands on the wall and cried out when Seokjin slid his fingers into his wet hole that was aching for him. Taehyung pushed back his hips.

“Jin,” he cried out. “Give it to me please,” he begged. He cried out when Seokjin slid into him. His moans became louder when his alpha gripped his hair. He kicked his pants off and turned to Seokjin who lifted him off the floor. The omega’s legs and arms wrapped around him and their lips met.

Each stroke his mate gave him, made him wild with pleasure. Love making never felt so amazing.

“I love you so much.” Seokjin told him.

“I love you too Jin, I love you.” He gripped him tightly feeling his climax close.

The alpha increased his speed making them both cry out as they came. Taehyung placed his feet on the floor and they smiled at each other while trying to catch their breaths.

“I’ve had a lot of stress today and I really needed that.” 

“I’m happy to help.”  They cleaned themselves off and fixed their clothes. “I’ll see you at home.”  They shared a kiss and Taehyung opened the door where Jungkook and the others sat awkward. He smiled at them. “See you guys later.” He waved and walked out.

He spotted Kisang at the bar and walked over. “Hey Nari.” 

She smiled at him. “Hi TaeTae, what are you doing here?” 

“Had to handle something. Can I have some water.” 

“Sure.” 

“Today is your last day?” 

“It is.” She smiled. “Thank you again for this opportunity.” 

“Not a problem babes.” His eyes met Kisang glared at him. He smiled and glanced at Nari. “See you tomorrow love.” 

“Bye TaeTae.” She waved.

He looked back at Kisang who was still staring. He shrugged to show the omega just how unbothered he was. When he returned to the office he would surely know what he and his husband did.

As Taehyung headed towards the exit he saw Yejoon staring at him.

"I heard you're already abusing your power." The omega mumbled.

"Abusing my power?" Taehyung turned around. "How's this for abusing power?" He went to the bar. "Nari, get your manager."

She nodded and ran towards the back everyone watched as Yejoon walked over to him.

"What are you doing?" but Taehyung didn't respond.

A man came from the back and immediately bowed his head.

"Taehyung-ssi, how can I help you?"

"Your worker Yejoon? Get rid of him. He obviously doesn't know how to talk to people so I want him gone." 

The manager paled and glared at Yejoon. "Have you gone mad? Do you know who this is?!"

"Yes I do!"

"You're fired! Pack your stuff and go."

Yejoon glared at Taehyung, he opened his mouth but ended up remaining silent. He stomped away.

"I'm so sorry Taehyung-ssi, I promise this won't happen again."

Kisang finished his drink and stormed off.

 Taehyung smiled as he got in the car. He was officially over the bullshit. 

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Jimin walked into the atelier and sat at his desk. The office phone rang.

"Vmin, Jimin speaking,"

"Jiminie~"

"Hey Kisangie, what's up?"

"Are you busy? Can we grab a bite to eat? I need to talk to someone."

"Sure, should we meet at the usual spot?"

"Yes."

"I'll be there in twenty minutes."

"Ok see you soon."

Jimin walked into the restaurant and saw Kisang sitting by the window watching the busy city. 

"Am I late?"

"Not at all, you're right on time." They gave each other a small hug. "So what's up?"

"It's about Taehyung."

Jimin tilted his head.

"I think the mafia boss's mate thing is getting to his head."

"What do you mean?" He poured himself water.

"Look what he did at the restaurant." He showed Jimin a video of Taehyung snapping at Yejoon.

Jimin laughed. "To be honest, Yejoon had it coming."

"What do you mean? Do you know this omega?"

Jimin smiled. "Taehyung, Nari and I grew up with him but we stopped talking to him because he wasn't a good friend. He and Taehyung clashed the most."

"But he got the guy fired."

"I'm sure Yejoon deserved it." Jimin shrugged.

"Is revenge the way to live?"

"Of course not but for Taehyung it's bitter sweet."

"He's gonna get worse. He even flipped out on me."

"On you?"

He nodded. "I answered Jin Hyung's phone because he asked me to but the reception was bad and he came storming to the restaurant flipping out on me. Ask Kookie he was there."

Jimin stared at him before looking down. They gave their orders and Jimin sipped his water.

"Can I ask you something?"

"Sure." He smiled.

"What exactly is your relationship with Jin Hyung? You seem more closer to him than anyone else."

"Hello gentlemen, do you mind if I join you?"

Jimin's eyes widened and he bowed his head.

"Sangmi-ssi, how are you?" 

He pulled out her seat. She hugged him.

"How sweet of you dear." She sat down. "What are you guys talking about?"

"Jimin had asked about my closeness to Jin Hyung."

"Ah I see, Seokjinnie mentored Kisang from a very young age. They've just fit together hand and hand. Them being this close honestly is nothing new."

"You ever felt like you have a soulmate but not in a romantic way?"

Jimin smiled and nodded. "That's me and TaeTae, we're platonic soulmates."

Sangmi smiled as Kisang nodded.

"Exactly, that's how Jin Hyung and I are. It must make Taehyung feel uncomfortable and I've apologized so many times. We're just really close and have a connection."

"Imagine Jungkook trying to come in between you and Taehyung." Sangmi said. "How would you handle that?"

"I'd try to make peace with both of them and show Jungkook I love him while showing Tae I value our friendship."

"And Seokjinnie is trying to do that but Taehyung is giving him such a hard time."

"And even Jin Hyung didn't know what to do when he did that. Taehyung is his mate so he shouldn't go against him but what he did made me feel really bad."

"I'm sorry he did that." Jimin said. "TaeTae is the sweetest person honestly."

"Trust me I know." Kisang said. "I can see it, I just wish he would give me a chance. He's very passive aggressive now."

"It's so unfair to Kisangie, imagine if Seokjinnie didn't like you and tried to keep Taehyung away from you." Sangmi said, she smiled when Kisang poured her water.

"I would be very sad." Jimin sighed. "Let me talk to him. Excuse me, I have to run to the men's room." He got up and walked away.

Sangmi looked at the omega. 

"He's a peacemaker...I can easily wrap him around my finger. Also they have a childhood friend who Taehyung has bad blood with."

"Find that kid, pay him whatever amount he wants in cash and get what you can."

Kisang nodded.

 

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Jimin walked through the door when Taehyung told him to come in. He removed his shoes and slid his slippers on. He went to the room that Taehyung designed as his work studio and plopped on the couch.

"It's quiet."

"Yeah Chanhee took them to the park.  I miss them already, I know I spent all morning with them but I feel empty when they are gone."

"Awww, you're such a good dad like I knew you would be."

"Don't make me blush. What's up though?" Taehyung looked back at his drawings.

"I just wanted to talk."

"About what?" He looked at his best friend.

"What's going on with you and Kisang?"

Taehyung scoffed. "I put him in his fucking place."

"Did you use your power on him?"

"Yes I did. He fucking hung up on me." Taehyung folded his arms.

"Are you sure it wasn't just bad reception?"  Taehyung paused and looked at Jimin. "I mean I know your temper and I know sometimes you can jump the gun."

"Are you comparing me to when I was a teen?"

"Old habits die hard. Look how many fights you got into because you felt threatened."

"Are you accusing me of starting fights with Kisang?"

"The guy just wants to be friends with you. Imagine if Kookie didn't want us being friends."

"Here's the difference between us and them. We've never fucked and neither of us was groomed to be the other's mate. He's not telling you the whole story!"

"I'm just trying to piece everything together. He's really nice, I had lunch with him and Sangmi-"

"Oh nice that they treat you so well." Taehyung got up and left out the work station. Jimin followed him. 

"I didn't mean it like that TaeTae. All I'm saying is there has to be some type of misunderstanding between you all. Why would Sangmi-ssi be mean to you and not me when we're both with her grandsons?"

"I don't know Jimin." He grabbed a water bottle. "I don't fucking know but I need to protect myself." He hit the counter with his palm. "They attack me in ways others can't see."

"Maybe we can all get together and sit and talk."

"No, I'm not doing that. I know how I'm going to handle them."

"What by using your power? Isn't that abuse of power?"

Taehyung scoffed. "Abuse of power…you think  I would?"

"Look what you did to Yejoon! You used your power to get Yejoon fired. I know he deserved it but it's still mean."

"How did you know that?"

"Kisang showed me a video."

"Oh how fucking convenient! Why would he tape that and show it to you?"

"Because he wanted to show me proof that you were kinda being a bully."

"Jimin open your eyes he's manipulating you! You know me better than anyone!"

"And I know my best friend would never do something like what you did!" Jimin cried. "I know something is going on with you and you're trying to ignore it!"

"My problem lies with your best friend and new grandma. If you don't open your eyes you may very well end up like me but the difference is you won't have the power I do." Tears fell from his eyes from him watching Jimin breakdown.

"I just don't it to be high school all over again." He sobbed and Taehyung stared up at the ceiling as tears fell from his eyes. "You literally thought everyone was against when that wasn't the case and then you had a mental breakdown right in the middle of the cafeteria."

Taehyung covered his face trying to hold back his tears. Jimin walked up to him cupping his face.

"I know your mother never loved you and treated you badly but that doesn't mean everyone else is against you. You know I love you TaeTae mind, body and soul, I don't want you going there ever again."

"I won't...I promise. I'm mentally stronger than I was years ago and believe me when I say I need to protect myself. I promise I won't abuse my power and if you feel I am call me out. But please trust me."

Jimin nodded. "I'll be honest, I don't see what you see in Kisang or Sangmi-ssi but I will trust you. Please get a therapist if things become too much for you."

He wiped his eyes and nodded. "I promise." He wrapped his pinky around Jimin's and they hugged.

 

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"Sangmi-nim, you have a visitor."

She looked up at her butler and she smiled. 

"Jiminie, what a surprise. Please have a seat." She turned to the butler. "Can you get us some tea please?"

Jimin sat down. "Sorry to pop up like this."

"No, I always love visitors. Can I help you with something?"

"I talked to Taehyung the other day."

"Oh?"

"He really thinks you guys don't like him."

She frowned. "I understand I may come off harsh towards him but that's only for his own good. He's the boss's mate so he needs to learn how to handle tough situations which he's doing very well until he used his power."

"Taehyung is very strong."

She nodded. "I believe it, that's why Seokjinnie chose him.:

Jimin nodded. "Yes, but can I make a request?"

"Sure."

"If you can please try to go easy on him. Although his exterior is very tough, sometimes he can be mentally weak but that's because of his mother. She wasn't very good to him while growing up."

"Mmm what a shame, poor boy. Now I feel bad." She placed her hand over his. "Tell me more about Taehyungie so that way I can change the way I interact with him." She smiled softly.

 

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Yejoon walked into a cafe and he saw Kisang already seated and waiting. He walked over to him.

"You wanted to talk to me?"

Kisang placed two wads of cash on the table.

"Tell me everything you know about Kim Taehyung, good and bad."

Yejoon smiled sliding into the seat. "With pleasure."

Chapter Text

Taehyung got out the car and went towards the apartment building. He held his fist up and stopped when he heard yelling and sobbing.

The door flew open and Hyunseok yelled out.

"Let someone else talk to you and watch what I do to you!" He turned and saw Taehyung standing there. 

He rolled his eyes. "Ya bitch omega friend is here." He stomped off and Taehyung rushed inside.

He saw Nari sitting on the floor holding her face, her hair spilled in her face as she sobbed.

Taehyung ran over to her and cupped her face. He paled when he saw her black eye.

"He did this to you?"

"I'm sorry Taehyung, it was my fault-" she cried.

"What are you saying, it's not your fault at all! I don't what you to think any of this is your fault!" Tears built in his eyes. "How could I have not notice?" He ran his hand through his hair. "I'm the worst friend ever."

"No you're not! You and Jimin have always been there for me but I tried to hide it. I was too ashamed of you guys finding out and thinking I was weak."

Taehyung stared at her and saw all the bruises on her. Raged filled his body.

"Nari, I can make it all go away."

She closed her eyes and shook her head. "Tae, he'll find me. I tried running away but he found me and beat me more." She cried.

"I can make him disappear." He placed his hands on her shoulders and she looked at him. "You won't have to know when or how but I can make it so he'll never bother you again. Do you want that?"

"Please Tae!" She sobbed hugging him tightly. "Everyday I'm so scared he's gonna hit me so hard that I won't make it. I don't want to go through this anymore. Please, please."

"Say no more." He wrapped his arms around her. 

"You'll come to my house so pack something."

She nodded and ran into her room. Taehyung called Yoongi.

"Sup TaeTae?"

"Hyung, are you busy?"

"At the moment I'm patrolling for your husband. Why?"

"Can I ask you to help my friend Nari out?"

Yoongi was silent for a moment before speaking. "Yeah, I'll help. Am I making her alpha disappear?"

"You knew already?"

"I can pick up on things easily."

"Yes Hyung, please." His voice cracked.

"Say no more."

 

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Taehyung and Nari walked into his house. He showed her a room next to Chanhee's. Seokjin knocked on the door and they looked at him.

"Nari-yah, are you ok?" He gasped seeing her face.

"Babe, do you mind if Nari stays here with us for a little?"

"I don't mind at all. Nari, you're more than welcome to stay as long as you need."

"Thank you so much. I promise to pull my weight around here."

Taehyung smiled. "Don't worry Nari, just concentrate on you. We have a cook and maids who come. Make yourself at home. We have to run out with the twins but I'll come see you when I get back."

She nodded. "Thanks."

Her cell phone buzzed and she looked at her message.

Yoongi Oppa: he won't bother you anymore.

: Why is that? What did you do to him?

Yoongi Oppa: It's better to stay in the dark. Take care.

She smiled softly.

: Thank you 😊

Yoongi Oppa: 😊

She blushed softly placing her phone down on the bed.

 

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Taehyung opened the store letting Nari inside. Jimin emerged from the back.

"Nari are you ok?"

"Yes I am, TaeTae really helped me out so much.” 

Jimin smiled and rubbed her back. “I’m so glad. I wish I knew sooner.” 

“Please don’t blame yourself, like I told TaeTae, I hid it from you guys because I was ashamed. Thank you for always being there for me.” She hugged them. “I’m going to go change before the store opens.” She walked towards the lockers.

“Did you take care of her boyfriend?”

“I did...are you going to tell me, I’m abusing power?” 

“No.” Jimin looked down. “I’m sorry for saying that.” 

Taehyung nudged him. “I already told you I forgave you. I’m just happy Nari is safe.” 

“Me too.”  Jimin held his hand out. “Let’s promise not to fight or quarrel again.” 

“Yes.” He placed his hand in Jimin’s. “I hate fighting with you tiny hands.” 

Jimin laughed out. “Fuck you giant hands!” 

They roared in laughter.

 

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Seokjin walked into the restaurant, he smiled looking at Sangmi. She stood up and hugged him tightly.

“How are you, honey?” 

“I’m good Grandma and you?” 

“I’m well.” He pulled out her seat. “Thank you.” They both sat down and Sangmi sighed deeply. “I am worried about your grandfather, though” 

He furrowed his eyebrows. “Why? What’s wrong with Grandpa?” 

“Honey, he’s getting older and it’s starting to catch up to him.” 

He looked down at his hands. 

“It’s bound to happen one day, we’re both getting up there.” 

“I know it’s just...I don’t want to lose you both,”  he whispered looking down.

She took his hand into hers. “I know dear but you have to be strong. You’re the backbone and head of this operation and family. Without you we fail.” 

He swallowed hard and nodded. “I understand,” he took a deep breath. “Taehyung and I will gather the kids and we’ll give him a visit. That may help his spirits.” 

The waiter came and they ordered their food. Sangmi placed a napkin on her lap.

“Speaking of Taehyung, has he been alright?” 

“He’s doing his best to adjust.” 

“A few days ago Kisang told me about an incident that happened and I find it a bit unsettling.” 

“About the restaurant incident?” 

“Yes, what he did was an abuse of power.” 

“What Kisang did was disrespectful. He had no right hanging up on him like that.” 

“But Kisang-ah said he didn’t do that. He said it was bad reception.” 

“Something had to have happened. I know my mate and he wouldn’t have driven all the way to the restaurant over something minor. Kisang oversteps his boundaries sometimes.” 

Sangmi nodded. “I agree with that.” 

“I just want them to get along and Taehyung has been putting in the effort. Even for you, he’s changed his attitude. I’m sorry we did things behind your back but I really want you to know I love him with all my heart. I wouldn’t just bring any person into our family like this. I knew Taehyung was the one from the moment I saw him. And it would make me so happy if you guys could meet him halfway. Grandma, I know if you took the time to get to know him, you’ll see why I fell for him the way I did.” 

She smiled softly. “I’ve never seen you speak so passionately about anyone.” 

“Because I really love him.” 

She nodded. “Ok. I will do more on my end and I will talk to Kisang about respecting Taehyung-ah more.” 

“Thank you Grandma.” 

“Anything for my pup.” She ruffled his hair making him smile. 

 

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*One Year Later*

 

Taehyung sat silently cutting up the twins’ food as his mother and Sangmi planned the twin’s first birthday party at Seokjin’s grandparents’ house. Normally he would put up a fight crying it was his babies’ and he should plan it but he didn’t care. He was going to let them do whatever they wanted and then the following weekend do what he wanted. After all, it was a plus for his babies they would get two parties with more gifts. He didn’t even care that Kisang and his mother Aesook came with a party planner. 

He wiped Sejun’s mouth. “You make such a mess Sejun-ah,” he smiled.

“Taehyung, do you have any input?” Sangmi suddenly asked him. His eyes widened and he looked at the others sitting there. They also seemed shocked that Sangmi asked him for his opinion.

“Um...not really, you guys seem to have it.” He looked back at his twins.

“We do but I thought just maybe you wanted to give input. Should we do green and yellow or blue and yellow as the central theme?” She showed him the pictures.

He looked at her for a moment. “Um, I like the blue and yellow.” 

“I think green and yellow would look better though,” Aesook said.

Kisang nodded. “I agree.” 

“Me too,” Chinri added.

He rolled his eyes, why was he surprised? He looked back at the twins not wanting to be bothered.

“I like blue and yellow,” Sangmi said and Taehyung looked at her as if she had five heads attached to her body.

“I mean Sangmi-ssi, if you think the blue and yellow is better. I think we can go with that.” Chinri said with a smile.

“I’m going to say hi to Sanghoon-ssi.” Kisang said and got up. 

Taehyung saw Kisang’s mother glaring at him before turning to Sangmi and Chinri. He sighed deeply and told himself once Seokjin was done talking to his grandfather they could leave.

It then dawned him, Kisang went to Sanghoon too. He excused himself and walked out of the dining room. He headed towards the master wing. He stopped at the corner when he heard Seokjin and Kisang’s voices.

“Hyung please.” Kisang whined.

“You know I don’t like those events.” 

“But you’re the main mafia boss, everyone will want to see you and didn’t we have fun when we went two years ago? Last year you were missed but everyone understood that you had new pups. I know they will want to see you.” 

“I know but…” 

“So let’s go again...together.” 

Taehyung took a deep breath and came from around the corner. “Where are you going? What are you talking about?”  He saw Kisang’s face tightened as Seokjin looked at him.

“There's a big party that happens every year. Usually, all the mafia families that get along with one another attend. It’s really just business connections.” 

“Is it important that you go?” 

“It’s good to show my face, I just don’t like these events much,” 

“So then let’s just go for a little. You show face and then we leave once you’re tired.” 

“We?” Seokjin’s eyes widened. “You want to go with me?” 

Taehyung walked over to him. “Of course silly, there are still things I haven’t learned yet and as your mate I’d be happy to go with you. How much time do we have? I’ll design us something.” 

Seokjin smiled widely. “I’d love that!”  He looked at Kisang. “Well, I’m going, so I’ll see you there.” 

“Awesome.” Kisang said dryly stomping away.

“Did I make him upset?”  Taehyung asked.

“Don’t worry about it. He’ll be fine.” He cupped Taehyung’s face and kissed his lips. 

 

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Kisang and his mother got in the car and their driver rode off. Aesook poured herself some wine.

“Did you talk to Seokjin?” 

“I wanted to ask him at the party. I figured we could have some drinks and even cozy up.” 

“Ah even better.” She sipped her wine.

“But Taehyung overheard us and now he and Jin Hyung are going together.” 

Aesook looked at him. “What?” 

He shrugged. “All Jin Hyung said to me was I’ll see you there.” He looked out the window. “I guess I’m alone after all. Who would want me?” He cleared his throat.

“No!” He looked at his mother. “I’m going to talk to Sangmi-ssi and I’ll get her to convince him. You will not be alone.” 

He looked down wiping his eyes. 

Aesook gripped her glass. “That omega is ruining everything, we may need to get rid of him.” 

Kisang looked at her. “How?” 

“Do you still run that little busy on the side that Seokjin doesn’t know about?” 

“Yes.” 

“Then there you go.” She smiled as he slowly nodded getting what she meant. 

 

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Sangmi looked up from her book when the butler brought Aesook into the sitting room. She smiled.

“Aesook-ah, what a pleasant surprise.” 

The younger woman sighed. “I hope it can be…” 

“What do you mean by that?” The older woman tilted her head. 

“Why is Taehyung going with Jin to the banquet?” 

Sangmi opened her mouth before closing it. “I don’t get what you mean?” 

“To the banquet next weekend, why is Taehyung going with Jin?”

“He’s not supposed to?” 

“Kisang and Jin usually go together.” 

Sangmi shrugged. “Taehyung is his mate.” 

“No that’s bullshit!” She snapped. “You promised me that Jin wouldn’t change his ways towards my son. If Jin and Taehyung go to that banquet together, then Kisang has no one to go with.” 

“I’ve tried my best to get in between them but all they’ve proved to me was that their love can withstand anything. I’ve done my test and they’ve passed.” 

“Let’s not forget my son is like this because of your grandson! And he got my other son killed and you don’t even care!” 

“Aesook, I’ve told you numerous times, we can compensate you.” 

“I don’t want compensation! You can’t put prices on people!” 

“But you want a price on my grandson? He gives you all whatever you want and you’re still not satisfied.” 

“You’re right, I’m not!” She folded her arms.

“So what more do you want?” 

“My Kisangie is alone and he has no one. Jin should take Kisang as a second mate.” 

“We don’t condone to poly relationships.”

“So make his mate disappear. His own mother wouldn’t even care.” She shrugged.

“I’m a lot of things Aesook but a killer isn’t one.” 

“You can have someone else do!” Aesook exclaimed.

“Only Seokjinnie has that power Aesook. Let’s not discuss this anymore, I’m not changing my opinion.” 

“Maybe I should make you guys pay for what you’ve done to my children.” 

Sangmi lifted an eyebrow. “Are you threatening me?” 

“I’m promising you!” She turned to leave as Sangmi crossed her legs. 

“Don’t start something you can’t finish Aesookie. It’ll be tragic if you lost another child.” 

Aesook glared her. “Try me!” She snapped and stormed off. 

 

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“You remember what to do? Good. The plan will take place on Saturday. Don’t worry about his alpha, he’ll be distracted. Oh yeah just make sure you don’t get caught or else you’re dead. And you have one shot. Don’t fuck this up.” 

 

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*Saturday, Annual Mafia Banquet*

 

Many cars filled the mansion, Namjoon got out of the car and opened the door for Taehyung and Hoseok. Seokjin climbed out of the front seat and took Taehyung’s hand. They walked inside.

Taehyung had to admit he was a bit overwhelmed. Were there always this many mafia families blending in with society? It was a bit scary knowing this and to know he suddenly belonged to the top mafia family was a bit unsettling. 

He did his best to plaster a sweet smile on his face as all these old arrogant alpha leaders came to greet him. He could tell they didn’t really like Seokjin, they probably hated how young and powerful he was. They just brown-nosed with no shame. He wondered if his mate could tell it. If banquets were like this, he was with his mate in wanting to skip these. 

They stood chatting with one of the only other younger mafia leaders and her mate. Unlike the others, she seemed genuinely nice and her mate was also chatty.

“I love your outfit!” The omega Hyunki exclaimed.

“Thank you.” Taehyung gave a shy smile.

“I haven’t seen anything like that, please tell me who your designer is.” 

“Oh um, I did it myself.” 

“What?! Really?!” He gasped. 

Seokjin placed his hand on Taehyung’s lower back. “Taehyungie is a fashion designer, he and his best friend own a store in Gangnam.” 

“Omg!” Hyunki turned to his mate Dahee. “Babe, where the hell have I been? Why didn’t I know this?!” he exclaimed.

She giggled. “Hyunki-yah loves shopping and if he loves your store you can guarantee a loyal customer.” 

“Yes! Yes! Do you have a business card?” 

Taehyung blushed. “Um, I didn’t bring any…” 

“I did.” Seokjin pulled one out from his back pocket.

“Babe, what?” He gasped. “I wasn’t planning to advertise.” 

“I know you weren’t but I was.” 

Daehee nodded. “This is the point of these banquets, sell what you got. Do you have a women’s line?” 

“Not yet, we’re going to work on that later this year.” 

She smiled. “Let me know when you do, I’ll be happy to support.” 

He bowed his head. “Thank you!” 

“Aww Dahee-yah he’s so cute, the both of them are! Can we keep them?” 

Dahee laughed. “We can’t keep the top mafia boss and his mate silly.” She looked at them. “You guys just had pups right?” 

“They’re gonna be one in a few weeks,” Taehyung replied.

“Congratulations. Our pup just turned four and our youngest will be one in December so play date!”  Hyunki smiled.

"Yes definitely."

They all laughed. 

A waiter holding a tray for drinks walked over to Taehyung. “Hoseok-ssi, sent this to you.” 

“Oh thank you.” He took the glass of red wine. The waiter bowed and walked away.

“Where is Hoseokie anyway,” Seokjin looked around.

“I don’t know.” He sipped the wine.

“Dahee-ssi, nice to see you.” Kisang approached along with Aesook.

Her smile faded as Hyunki didn’t make an effort to greet them.

“Kisang, it’s nice to see you.” 

Taehyung laughed to himself, he seconded their expressions.

“It was nice talking to you Seokjin-nim, Taehyungie, good luck on your business, hope to see you soon.” Dahee smiled, Hyunki bowed his head and they excused themselves.

“Hi Hyung, I’m glad you came.” 

Seokjin smiled. “Hi Kisang, hi Aesook. Glad you guys made it too.” 

“Yes, even though it feels odd not being here as your guest but I guess going with your mate looks better.” 

Taehyung rolled his eyes and sipped his wine. He was grateful for Hoseok sending this to him.

“There’s always next year Kisangie.” Aesook said. 

Taehyung lifted his eyebrow. “I still plan on being Jin’s mate next year so I’ll be coming with him next year as well.” 

They stared at him, Kisang looked away as Aesook placed her hands on her hips.

“My son deserves a turn,” 

“A turn of what? What are you on? I’m not sharing my mate!” He growled.

Seokjin took Taehyung’s hand to calm him down.

“Kisang was here first.” 

“What does that mean?” Seokjin snapped. “Kisang has always been just my friend, that’s it.” 

“So my son was nothing but a bed warmer for you! Someone you used until you fell in love with someone else?!” 

“No that’s not it!” 

“You owe my son! No alpha wants him and you go and get yourself another omega while my son is left to suffer alone. I’ve tried being patient but enough is enough. You need to make my son your mate as well.” 

“No the fuck he won’t!” Taehyung snapped.

“It’s not your decision!” She snapped.

“Like hell it’s not!"

“Take responsibility Seokjin or are you just like your father? Then again like father like son.”  she spat.

The alpha instantly froze and his face paled. Taehyung had never seen this kind of face from his alpha before. 

“Jin?” He called out but his mate just hung his head down. Taehyung growled glaring at them.

“Leave him alone! He doesn’t owe you anything!” 

“Stay out of this, you don’t know what you’re talking about!” Aesook snapped. 

“I don’t give a shit! Stop attacking my mate or else I’ll fucking rip out your throat! Try me!” He growled. They stared at him in shock.

Seokjin wrapped his arms around Taehyung, he felt his mate trembling. 

“It’s ok, I deserve this.” 

“No, you don’t babe.” 

Sangmi rushed to them, from the commotion those two had made he was shocked she wasn’t here sooner. He fanned himself he felt hot. 

“What is going on? Why are you causing such a big scene?”  She glared at Aesook. “I’m warning you now, you guys have been our token family for years. Don’t make me destroy you.” 

“I want Seokjin to mate my son and I won’t stop until he accepts.” 

“He’s not doing that.” Sangmi snapped.

Seokjin looked at Taehyung who was sweating and breathing heavily. “Are you ok babe?” 

“I’m just really hot.” 

“Go take a breather. I’ll be alright.” 

“Are you sure?” 

He nodded. “I’m sorry.” he looked down. Taehyung kissed his lips.

“Don’t apologize, I’ll be right back.”  

He took a deep breath and walked outside. He sat down putting his head down. His head was swirling and he felt like his body was floating. How strong was that drink?

 

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Seokjin stood on the balcony after Sangmih had the owner escort them out. His head was swirling. Was he going to be the downfall of their family just like his father? He felt sick to his stomach. Hoseok stepped on the balcony.

“Hyung, are you ok?” 

“Yeah I am…” 

“No you’re not.” 

“I know…”  He sighed. “I can’t believe they pulled this on me.” 

“I can.” Hoseok looked at him. “This is what I knew they had in mind. They wanted you to mate with Kisang as well.” 

“I would never do that to Taehyung.”  He looked at his younger brother.

“I know.”  He then looked around. “Where is Taehyung?” 

“He went to get some fresh air. I guess the drink you sent him was strong.” 

“Huh?” Hoseok looked at him. 

“A waiter came over with a glass of wine and said you had ordered that for him.” 

“I was never near the bar, I was with Joonie, Yoongi Hyung and some friends.” 

His face paled, “What?! Taehyung!” He sped off the balcony and Hoseok followed him.

 

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A car sped towards him and two guys jumped out the car. One threw a bag over his head while the other guy grabbed his arms. He tried yelling and fighting but his body was completely numb. Was he drugged? 

Panic set in when he felt his body being lifted up.

“Hurry up get him to the car.” 

“Put him down.” They froze hearing a female’s voice and a gun clicked. “I’ll blow your head off.” 

“Fuck!” 

“Drop him let’s go!” 

He was suddenly dropped and he heard a car speeding off. The bag was taken off his head and his vision was blurry and everything was moving. He couldn’t focus.

“He must’ve been drugged. I’m sorry but I need to do this.” Fingers shoved down his throat and he immediately threw up. Someone rubbed his back. “It’s in your system but it’s best to throw up as much as you can.” He threw up again.

“Taehyung!” He heard Seokjin’s voice but couldn’t focus. “Fuck Taehyung!” He cried out wrapping his arms around him. “What happened?” 

“Hyunki and I were outside talking and we saw Taehyung. He didn’t look so well so we were going to go over and ask if he needed help and that’s when a car pulled up and two guys tried to grab him.” 

“Oh god.”  He sobbed. “Thank you so much.” 

Dahee shook her head. “No need to thank us, if you two aren’t joint together at the hip may be getting him a bodyguard might be best. You’re a top Mafia boss, your mate and your children are not off-limits that’s just harsh reality.” 

He nodded. “You’re right.” 

“Take care of him.” Hyunki said as they walked off. 

Hoseok came with Namjoon.

“I’ll call my brother to come over, he’s an assistant doctor,” Namjoon said. 

 

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“You gotta be kidding me!” Kisang threw his phone. Aesook looked at him 

“What happened? Did they do it?” 

Kisang looked at his mother. “They backed out completely and didn’t even attempt to come, they are too scared of Jin Hyung.” He plopped on the couch.

"So they failed?"

"They never even came!" He sighed deeply.

“We gotta play our cards smart. Doing it like this obviously blew up in our faces.” 

He shrugged. “So what do we do?” 

“Let’s lay low for a little and get back in their good graces. You stick around getting close with his best friend and as soon as you see any type of marital problems between them, you swoop in. Get him when he’s vulnerable and you know his mate won’t go to him.” 

Kisang nodded. “Ok.” 

 

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“They failed, what we should do?” 

“Tsk...of course they did. Fools. Kill them, kill them all. We don’t need incompetent fools.” 

“Yes.” 

 

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Seokjin watched as Namjoon’s older brother Namgi hooked up the IV to Taehyung.

“The drugs in his system aren't that strong and the alpha that made him throw up was smart. He just needs to rest, he should be ok by tomorrow. But if anything happens please don’t hesitate to call me Seokjin.” 

“Thank you so much Namgi Hyung.” 

“No problem, I’m sorry this happened to you guys but I’m happy he’s ok.” 

“Me too.” 

“Come on Hyung, let me take you home.” 

“Call me if you need anything Jin Hyung,” Hoseok said. He nodded as they left. 

“Jin Oppa if you need Chanhee Unnie or me let us know ok?”  Nari told him.

“Thank you.” He whispered. They closed the door.

His eyes stayed on Taehyung. The scenario of him being kidnapped and having only god knows what done to him made him want to lose it. While he was feeling sorry for himself, his mate was almost kidnapped. 

“Why am I still so weak?” He whispered. “I’m such a failure. I can’t do this.” he sobbed. “First I get Kisang’s brother killed, Kisang got hurt and someone almost kidnapped you right under my nose. I failed. I’m a weak alpha.”  He pressed his head to the bed sobbing. He looked up when Taehyung placed his hand on top of his head.

“You are you.” He said weakly. 

“Tae don’t push yourself.” 

“I’m ok, help me sit up please.” Seokjin helped him and propped pillows behind him. He gave Taehyung some water and he downed the bottle. He took a deep breath. “Who cares what a real alpha is supposed to be. Just be you. And you don’t owe Kisang and his family anything.” Seokjin stared at him. “What happened was tragic but the Seokjin I know would give his life to protect those he loves.” 

“I would.” 

“You give Kisang everything. What more do they want from you?” 

“I don’t know…” he shook his head.

“You have to make peace within yourself. They are angry and can’t take that out on you.” 

He slowly nodded. “You’re right babe.” Seokjin ran his hand through his hair while sighing. “Are you not tired of me?” 

“I love you too much.” Taehyung looked down at his empty water bottle.

Seokjin took his hands. “I want nothing more than you and our kids. No one could ever replace you guys.” he wiped his eyes. “I know I keep messing up but I promise to be stronger for you all.”

“No, be strong when you have to be. You have so much on your plate. Your whole family and the mafia. When you come home, be weak, cry and let me be your strength.” 

“I don’t deserve you Taehyung.” he lowered his head.

“Yes you do. We’re going to make it together, ok?” 

He nodded. “Yes.” 

“What did Kisang’s mother mean about your dad? You got so pale.” 

“My dad raped Kisang’s mother when they were younger. Apparently, she became pregnant but miscarried and my father continued as if it was nothing. She tried to say I raped Kisang when we presented at the same time.” 

“What? How could she?” 

“But you know...sometimes I wonder...if I did.” 

“Was he ok afterward?” 

“Yeah, he then asked if I would spend his heats with him.” 

“So then she’s wrong and you don’t listen to her.” 

“My grandmother fought so hard to protect me but I’m wondering am I just like my father...a fuck up?” 

Taehyung cupped Seokjin’s cheeks. “You are not your father! Your father messed up everything and he’s a horrible person who left so much burden on you. You are not that man! When I see you, I see a strong alpha, a loving mate and a great father who is trying to juggle the impossible. I’m sorry I haven’t made things easy for you.” 

Seokjin shook his head. “You just wanted to protect yourself which you have that right.” He hugged Taehyung. “Please baby, don’t ever leave me.” 

“I promise.” He kissed Seokjin’s lips. “Next month since it’s our birthday month, let’s go somewhere with our pups.” 

Seokjin nodded. “Ok, you plan it, I’ll pay.” 

“Great.” He yawned.

“Get some rest, you had a long time.” 

“Will you be here?”
Seokjin laid behind him. “I’m not going anywhere.”  He kissed Taehyung’s hair. “I know you probably don’t think so, but just know I would never choose Kisang over you.”  He heard his mate’s soft snore and chuckled. “You would fall asleep when I say that. I’ll just tell you again when you feel better.” 

Seokjin looked at the baby monitor when he heard crying. The twins were standing up in their cribs crying. He got up and walked out of the room. He saw Chanhee walking up the stairs.
“It’s ok Chanhee, I’ll take over tonight.” 

“Are you sure Jin Oppa?” 

He nodded. “Yeah I am.” 

“Ok, have a good night.” 

“You too and thank you so much for helping us.” 

She smiled and bowed her head. “Thank you for making my job a pleasure. Goodnight Oppa.” 

He turned to the nursery, “it’s time for me to be a better father.” He walked inside and picked them up. It felt so foreign having them in his arms. He kissed them both on top of their heads. As soon as he blinked they were already little people, walking, beginning to talk and having so much personality. How did he miss so much?

Areum reached for his face tracing the outlines of his face with her fingers. He kissed her hand as Sejun curled up in his arms. He rocked them slowly in the rocking chair. 

He loved his babies so much and the last thing he ever wanted them to do was what he did to his father. Yelling out ‘I hate you’ or ‘I don’t even know you.’   His throat tightened at the thought. He kissed the top their heads again.

“I love you guys so much.” 

Taehyung opened his eyes and saw Seokjin wasn’t next to him. He momentarily panicked trying to take in his surroundings. That was when he heard it and all the fear immediately left his body. He turned to the body monitor, it started out a bit rough and more of a whisper and turned into the most beautiful thing he had ever heard. Seokjin singing. 

I’m just walking and walking, among this darkness

My happy times asked me this question

You, are you really okay, it asked me

Oh no

I replied, no, I’m so afraid

Still, I hold the 6 flowers tightly in my hands

I, I’m just walking, I said

Oh no

He held the twins tighter, tears built in his eyes. He kissed the top of their heads again.

But it’s my fate

It’s my fate

Still, I want to struggle and fight

He saw the twins were on their way to sleep, he continued singing. He had to let go of the past that was the only way his future would be secured. He also had to stop trying to make everyone happy. It was easier said than done but the only ones who mattered to him were his mate, his pups, his grandparents, siblings, and cousin. He took a deep breath, he was going to be the alpha he needed to become. An alpha who made sure his family stayed safe and on top.

Maybe I, I can never fly

I can’t fly like the flower petals over there

Or as though I have wings

Maybe I, I can’t touch the sky

Still, I want to stretch my hand out

I want to run, just a bit more

Taehyung laid on the bed staring at the monitor. He had to be the one to give Seokjin his wings.

 

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*The Day of Areum and Sejun’s First Birthday Party*

 

Namjoon stood in the kitchen talking to the chef. He saw a pretty purple teacup with a butterfly filled with hot tea sitting on the counter.

“Who tea is that?” 

“I think that’s Kisang’s tea, I saw him in the kitchen earlier.” 

“Oh ok, he’s still coming today?” 

“Apparently he apologized to Sangmi-nim for his mother’s actions.” 

Namjoon rolled his eyes. “His mom is lucky that Sangmi-nim didn’t put a bullet between her eyes.” 

“I know right!” 

A maid came into the kitchen and bowed her head, she took the cup and placed it on a cart and left the kitchen.

Namjoon stretched his body. “Let me help Hoseokie, he needs me.” 

“Ok, see you at the party.
“Yep.” he walked out the kitchen and headed to Hoseok’s room.

 

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Taehyung gave Chanhee the clothes he and Jimin made for the twins. She offered to dress them while he got dressed. He tied his robe as he used a towel to dry his hair. He honestly just wanted this party to be over with it. There was a knock on the door.

“Come in.” 

“Taehyung-ah,” he stared when Sangmi stepped inside. “How are you these days?” 

“I’m taking things day by day.” He replied.

“I’m sorry that happened to you but I’m thankful Lee Dahee was there to save you.” 

He gave a small smile. “Thank you. And yes I’m forever indebted to them.” 

She sat down on the chair next to him. “I know things were rough for us but I want to start over.” 

“Why so suddenly?” He eyed her suspiciously.

“Seokjin is suffering a lot and I realized it’s because we’re not getting along. I think Kisang and his mother aggravated the situation as well. Not to mention, Jiminie and I had a talk a while ago and he told me, my hardness was getting to you.” 

He furrowed his eyebrows. “Jiminie told you what?” 

“I know I can be harsh and I wasn’t going easy on you because I felt you and Seokin did things out of our normal tradition. I needed some time to get background information on you.” 

“Why? For what?” 

“Taehyung-ah, you’re mated into a mafia family. I had to make sure you would never betray my grandson so I kinda used Kisang to see how you would react. But you stuck there with Seokjinnie.” 

“I would never betray Jin just like he would never betray me.” 

She nodded. “I see that now. I’ll handle Kisang and his mother so don’t worry about them. So I will take it easy on you because I would feel awful if you had another breakdown as you did in high school” 

His inhaled sharply and his eyes narrowed.

“Please don’t be mad at Jiminie, he really loves you and just wanted to help. Him telling me that made me realize my mistake. So I’m sorry.” 

Taehyung gave a small nod. “I appreciate that.” 

As a token of our truce, I wanted to give you some calming tea to help you. I know after what happened your anxiety must be triggered. I drink this often when I feel anxious.” 

She opened the door and a maid pushed a cart inside. Taehyung smiled softly seeing the pretty purple cup with a butterfly on it.

“My mom used to make this for me when I was scared or anxious.” 

Taehyung picked up the cup. “The aroma is lovely.” 

“It tastes amazing too! Go ahead and take a sip.” Her cell phone rang. “Excuse me dear. Hello? Oh the balloons? Ok, I’ll be down in a moment.” She hung up and looked at Taehyung. “Don’t worry, we won't let anything happen to you.” She smiled and walked out of the room. 

Taehyung sighed deeply, “I really hope she means her words.” He pressed the cup to his lips, a sudden knock on the door startled him. He placed the cup down and opened the door. He smiled seeing Jimin and Nari.

“I brought some vodka, I figured you could use a shot right now.” 

“Can I?! Please pour me one.” 

“Ooh can I drink your tea then TaeTae?” Nari asked. 

“Be my guest. Tell me how it tastes. Jin’s grandmother gave it to me.” 

“Thanks” She sat down at the vanity. “It smells great!” She took a sip. “Yummy! Are guys sure you don’t want any?” 

“Nope!” They exclaimed making her giggle.

“So Sangmi-ssi and you talked it over?” Jimin smiled pouring Taehyung a shot.

“Yeah, we did. I won’t be mad at you but she did say you told her about the incident in high school.” 

Jimin looked down as Nari turned to him.

“You told her that?” 

“I’m sorry I really am TaeTae! But I was scared her harshness would cause you to crack. So I wanted to ask her to take it easy on you. I’m sorry for revealing that without your permission.” 

“I know, I may have done the same thing for you. Thank you though, it seems to have gotten through to her.” He held his shot glass up and clinked their glasses together before taking the shot.

Nari stood up holding her stomach.

“Nari, what’s wrong?” 

“I don’t feel so good.” 

“Was it the caviar we ate when we came in?” 

“I don’t kno-” She suddenly projectile vomit. Taehyung and Jimin jumped back in shock. She dropped to her knees as she continued vomiting.

Taehyung ran to the intercom and summoning the Kim’s butler. 

 

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Seokjin rushed to the front door when he saw the EMTs storming through the door. He ran inside and saw Taehyung crying.

“Babe what happened? Is Areum and Sejun ok?” 

“They’re fine.” He wiped his tears. “It’s Nari, she just started throwing up."

Throwing up?"

"She said her stomach hurt and Jimin asked if it was from the caviar they had when they got in. Babe that wasn't normal, she was projectile vomiting!" He sobbed.

"Maybe the caviar made her stomach upset? Is she allergic to fish?"

"Not that I know of. I just hope she's ok."

Seokjin rubbed his mate's shoulders. "She's going to be fine. I'm going to send Yoongi to the hospital with her. I'll see to it that she gets the best medical treatment and after the party we'll go see her."

Jimin wiped his eyes. "I ate it too but I don't feel sick."

"I don't know." Taehyung shook his head.

Sangmi ran over to Seokjin asking him what happened. When he told her, she told him she would call the hospital to make sure Nari had the best taking care of her.

 

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After the party they went to the room Nari and Yoongi was in. He was helping her up so she could drink water.

"Are you ok Nari?" Taehyung asked.

"Yeah I am now. They had to pump my stomach. I feel like I went through hell and back. My throat hurts so much." She cleared her throat.

"Hello my name is Namgi, oh we met before." Namgi smiled as Nari nodded and smiled at him softly.

"Could you explain to me what you ate or drank prior to vomiting?"

"I had my usual breakfast I have almost everyday, I didn't eat lunch because I knew there would be food at the party. When Jimin and I came in. We were offered caviar so we had some before going up to Taehyungie."

"Are you allergic to fish?"

"No, I've always eaten fish."

"Anything else you had?"

"She drank tea, Jin's grandmother gave me." 

Seokjin and Hoseok looked at him.

"Do you know what kind of tea it was?" Namgi asked.

"No, I didn't ask."

"Did you have any?"

"No."

Another doctor walked in. "We have your blood results and there was nothing we found. It could have been just some bad caviar."

"But I had some." Jimin said.

"Your stomach may be tougher than hers. We'll keep you here for tonight just to be sure you're ok."

"Thank you." She bowed her head.

Namgi stared at the doctor before looking away.

 

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Taehyung bolted out of his sleep, sweat dripped from his forehead and his t-shirt clung to chest. 

"Jin?" He whispered and felt the spot next to him was empty.

He looked at the monitor and saw Seokjin checking on the twins before leaving the nursery.

He grabbed his bottle of water and chugged it. 

Seokjin paused when he saw Taehyung. "Baby are you ok? Did you have another dream?"

"I did." He sighed.

Seokjin sat behind him and massaged his shoulders.

"This is the fifth night in a row."

"I know." He dropped his head. "I thought I was ok but I think Nari's incident triggered me."

"How?"

Taehyung looked at him. "The doctor ruled it as a bad reaction to the caviar but I've never seen anything like that. It was like The Exorcist or something and she couldn't stop." He wiped his eyes. "What if that tea was meant for me?"

"Are you saying something was in the tea?"

"Jimin had caviar and he was fine. The only thing she had that we didn't was the tea."

"But the doctor-"

"I know what he said I heard him but my gut is telling me something was wrong."

"You think my grandmother tried to poison you?" He furrowed his eyebrows.

"I don't know." 

"My grandmother has done a lot of things but she's never hurt anyone because she didn't like them! She always gives out that tea, I've had it, Hobi and Hojin and Kookie all have it!"

"I know what my gut is telling me, someone tampered with the tea. Even Kisang was there!"

"Ok, babe you're getting worked up. Let's talk about this in the morning."

Taehyung cried. "I'm not crazy!"

Seokjin hugged him. "I know. You're just tired and scared. I know." He held him tightly. "No one will hurt again."

"I'm so scared Jin, I'm scared." He broke down.

"Shhh, I'm here for you baby." He kissed the top of his mate's head. 

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The next day Seokjin walked into the control room. 

They bowed at him. "Can I help you Seokjin-nim."

"I need camera footage of the kitchen on the Saturday of the twin's parties."

"Ok."

Seokjin stared at the video. He saw his grandmother come in and make the tea. She talked a maid and they left the kitchen. Kisang came into the kitchen but never went anywhere near the cup. He got some fruit and the chef came in. They talked for a bit and then Kisang left.

As the chef cook, staff came in and out but no one looked at the tea cup.

Namjoon came in and talked to the chef for a while. A maid came in and carefully placed the teacup on the car and pushed it out.

Seokjin sighed running a hand over his face. Nari really just had a bad reaction. No one touched or looked at the cup. There was no way anyone did anything to it. 

He thought back to the attempted kidnap and swore to find whoever did this and torture them until every bone in their body was broken.

Chapter Text

*Warning from this chapter forward heavy angst. No matter how it may seem there is definitely no physical abuse, a small amount of emotional*

 

Trigger Warning: Suicide Attempt, Violence (no gore)

 

*Four Years Later*

 

Areum opened her eyes when she felt weight on her bed.

"Eunji, how did you get out of your crib?" She giggled when her baby sister threw her arms around her. She hugged her and kissed her forehead. Sejun walked in her room holding their puppy Yeontan. 

"Tannie pissed on the floor again."

"Don't say that word Papa will get mad."

"What word?" Taehyung yawned. "Why is everyone piled in Areum's room?"  He looked at them.

Sejun looked at him. "Tannie pissed the floor."

"Tch, Sejun is there another way you can say that?"

"Uncle Hojin always says that."

Taehyung sighed deeply. "I know he does. That word is not nice. You can say Tannie went to the bathroom on the floor, ok?"

"Ok."

"Areum, did you take Eunji out of her crib?"

"No, she got in my bed." She shrugged.

Taehyung chuckled and picked the eighteen month old baby up.

"Someone is quite athletic huh?" He kissed her cheek. "Come on, let's have breakfast."

"I want pancakes!" Areum jumped out her bed and ran.

"Me too!"

Sejun put Yeontan down and ran after her with the puppy scurrying after him.

"No running!" He exclaimed.

"Go! Go!" Eunji rocked making him laugh.

"Let's go!" He bounced her on his hip as he walked downstairs.

"I made pancakes." Hyunjun smiled.

"Yay!" Areum and Sejun clapped.

"We guessed good huh Hyunjun?" Taehyung laughed as he set Eunji in her high chair.

"We did." He chuckled.

Chanhee walked into the dining room. "Good morning." 

"Chanhee-ssi can we go to the park today?" Areum asked.

"We have a playdate today." Taehyung said cutting up Eunji's pancakes as Chanhee cut up Areum and Senju's pancakes.

"I like playdates." Sejun said.

"Let me just make sure." He sends Hyunki a text.

Seokjin walked into the dining room fixing his tie. "Good Morning, you guys are lively this morning." He chuckled.

"Apa! Apa! We got pancakes!" Areum squealed.

"I love pancakes!" Sejun exclaimed.

"Pcakes!" Eunji repeated.

Seokjin chuckled kissing his pups. He pecked Taehyung's lips.

"What do you guys have planned today?"

Taehyung looked at his phone that chimed. "We have a playdate with Hyunki and his pups, then we have lunch with Hobi Hyung, Chanhee will take them afterwards and I work at the store until closing tonight.

He smiled."You're taking Hyunsik with you right?" Seokjin asked as he poured himself a glass of orange juice.

"Do I have to? I hate to drag him around."

"He's a bodyguard that's his job." Seokjin laughed. 

"Ok, I'll take him along."

"Thank you."

"Apa, are you coming with us today?" Areum asked.

Seokjin placed his glass down. "I'm sorry baby girl, Apa has work."

She pouted. "You always have work." 

Seokjin and Taehyung looked at each other for a moment. Seokjin walked over to her and knelt beside her.

"I know Areum-ah and I'm sorry. I promise really soon we'll spend time together. Think of where you guys want to go and Apa will take some days off."

"Disney!" Areum and Sejun shouted.

Taehyung laughed as Seokjin nodded. "Why am I not surprised." He chuckled. "We'll plan the trip ok? But Apa needs to work so we can go."

"Ok!" 

Seokjin grabbed an apple. "See you guys later." He gave his pups a kiss once again and Taehyung followed him to the door.

"We have dinner with two other mafia tomorrow."

"I know I remember. Will we be able to fake it?" Seokjin smirked while slipping on his shoes.

"Is it a fake smile if we show too much teeth?" 

Seokjin kissed his mate. "Yes it is, we're both good actors. We gotta do what we do best."

Taehyung sighed. "I supposed. Have a good day and I'll see you later."

"Ok babe." They shared another kiss and Seokjin left. Taehyung smiled softly and walked to his room to get ready. 

He looked in the medicine cabinet and saw his anxiety pills. He felt he was good enough not to take them anymore. He placed them in the back. He never wanted to go that road again. He didn't really start going out again until after Eunji was born. It was annoying how no one could find out who was behind the attempted kidnap and Nari's incident was written off as a bad reaction. His gut told him otherwise but he couldn't prove it.

Other than that, everything was finally going the way he wanted it. Sure Kisang was still around but he didn't get to him because he knew Seokjin came home to him and the kids every night. He got along a lot better with Sangmi, he still didn't trust her completely but he always believed that saying, keep your friends close and your enemies closer. 

His mother, they were the same and he didn't think they would ever change. And he didn't care.

He was finally happy and no one was going to take that from him.

 

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Hoseok closed his eyes letting the water his hit his face. A deep sigh escaped his lips.

"What are you thinking about?" 

He turned to Namjoon who was standing behind him.

"A lot. It still bothers me that someone tried kidnapping Taehyungie but you guys can't find any leads."

"I know." Namjoon ran his hand through his wet hair. "I originally thought Kisang and his mother had something to do with it but I couldn't find anything."

"Another mafia family?"

"Or someone in the family?"

"Like who?" Hoseok tilted his head.

"Who else has the power to do that?"

"My grandparents but they wouldn't. I know my grandmother and Taehyung had a rough time in the beginning but she loves Jin Hyung too much to ever hurt him like that."

"That's true." He hugged him from behind and kissed his scent gland. Hoseok leaned his head. "Everything seems to be where it should be now."

"Yeah for once." Hoseok looked at him. "Now we just need to find a solution for us."

Namjoon kissed his lips. "Simple, let's run away."

Hoseok laughed. "If only it was that simple. My grandmother would find me without a doubt."

"We'll change our identities. I'll become RM and you JHope."

Hoseok laughed out. "Oh god I haven't heard those names since high school."

"I knew that would make you laugh." Namjoon kissed his neck. "I really want to make you mine."

Hoseok turned to face him and wrapped his arms around him. "I want to be yours. I want to have a family of our own, there's just so much I want but we have to get over the hurdle of my grandmother first."

"We'll find a way." He kissed his lover's lips.

 

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The butler let Taehyung and the kids inside. "You guys sit in here and color while I get Uncle Hoseokie."

"Ok!" 

"Eunji sit here next to me." Areum told her little sister who sat down.

Taehyung walked to Hoseok's door and gave a knock but there was no answer.

"I know he's supposed to be here." Taehyung knocked. "Hobi Hyung are you here?" He slowly opened the door and didn't see anyone. He sighed.

"Where is he?"

The bathroom door opened and his eyes widened when Namjoon came out wearing only a towel.

He froze when he saw the omega at the door. Hoseol came out of the bathroom and gasped. 

"Taehyungie!"

"I-I-I-"

Hoseok pulled him inside and shut the door.

"Sorry Hyung! I was knocking and you didn't answer so I opened your door to see if you might've been sleeping. I'm sorry." Taehyung closed his eyes.

"Don't worry about but Taehyung you can't tell anyone." Hoseok said.

"I wouldn't."

"Not even Jin Hyung. I don't trust that he wouldn't tell our grandmother."

Taehyung understood, sadly, he didn't trust that his mate wouldn't either. "I promise not to tell him."

"Thank you."

Taehyung then gave a sly smile. "So Joon Hyung was who you were talking about huh?"

"Ok get out! Where are my babies?"

"Coloring."

"Tell them Uncle Hoseokie is coming." He ushered Taehyung to the door.

"Do we need to give you some extra time?" He teased.

"Get out before I put my foot in your rear!"

Taehyung laughed and left out the room. Hoseok sighed deeply and looked at Namjoon.

"So much for keeping us a secret."

Namjoon laughed. "I trust Taehyungie."

"Me too."

 

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Later that night Seokjin sat in his office. He kept glancing at the clock. He wondered if he had a regular job if he would be able to be home with his pups having dinner with them and tucking them in bed. He then video called Taehyung. He smiled when his mate's face appeared on his screen.

"Hey babe, what's up?"

"Are the pups sleep yet?"

"Not yet, they just finished their baths and putting on their pajamas. Do you want to talk to them?"

"Yes."

"Ok, Areum, Sejun, Apa is on the phone."

They immediately ran over both their hair still damp, their cheeks rosy and big smiles plastered on their faces. Seokjin immediately smiled.

"Hey guys, did you guys enjoy your day?"

"Yes! We went to a birthday party today and I got my face painted!" Areum exclaimed.

"Whoa, how exciting."

"I played games and won a hulk toy. Hulk smash!" He jumped.

Seokjin laughed. "Whoa that was a big hulk!"

Eunji's little face popped on the screen. "Apa! Apa! Hi!"

"Hi baby," he smiled. "I'm glad you guys had fun."

"Are you coming home before we go to bed?" Sejun asked.

"Not tonight, Apa has a lot of work to do. I'll see you guys in the morning."

"Apa, can you take us to school tomorrow?" Areum asked.

"I sure can." He nodded.

"Yay!!"

There was a knock on the door. "Come in."

Hojin walked inside.

"Oh guys look, it's Uncle Hojinnie."

He walked over to his older brother and looked at the phone.

"Hi Uncle Hojinnie!"

He smiled."Hey pipsqueaks! I'll come over tomorrow and see you guys."

"Yay!"

"Ok, you guys head off to bed. I love you and when I come in I'll give you guys kisses."

"Ok, love you Apa!" They both said.

"I love you!" Eunji repeated best as she could.

"Goodnight."

Taehyung looked at the phone. 

"Hi Hojin Hyung."

"Hey TaeTae." He waved.

"See you when I get in babe, love you."

"Love you too and be safe."

"I always do." He smiled and they hung up.

Hojin plopped into the chair. "Aww I can't believe my big bro is a family man."

"Well believe it." Seokjin slid his phone in his pocket. "I'm not giving you anymore money."

"I didn't ask."

"So what do you need?"

"Hyung let me have a role in the mafia."

Seokjin leaned back in his seat folding his arms. "No, you're way too irrational."

"I'm ready!"

"No you're not."

Hojin slammed his fists on the desk. "What do I have to do to prove myself to you?!"

"Stay out of trouble for once in your life. Maybe going to rehab and fixing your drug problem can be a start."

"I don't have a drug problem!"

"Ok, well then don't ask me to join anymore."

"This is bullshit! You're just like dad but more of an asshole because you're an alpha." He then stormed out of the office.

Seokjin sighed deeply and looked up to the ceiling. "I'm not like him. I'm not like him." He shut his eyes.

 

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TW: Drug Use and mentions of Human Trafficking 

 

Hojin walked into the nightclub where his friends were. He went into the VIP section.

"Any luck with big bro?"

"Fuck him!" He sat down on the couch and did a line of cocaine. He sighed deeply, letting the high hit his body.

"My brother is just scared. He knows I can do an amazing job and he doesn't want me to outshine him."

"So why not do a job to prove yourself to him? Let him see what he's missing."

"Better yet, run a business and show him how you're making good money."

"But what kind of business?"

"Human trafficking is a big money maker and I know mafia guys like omegas they can use without consequences."

Hojin nodded his head. "I'm going to buy out this club then."

 

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Seokjin got home and kissed his pups like he promised. He walked in his bedroom and saw Taehyung sitting up with his eyes glasses on while drawing in his sketchbook.

"Why are you up?"

Taehyung removed his glasses. "I had an idea in my head and couldn't get it to leave so that meant I had to draw it."

Seokjin kissed his lips, Taehyung pulled him closer while deepening the kiss.

"Babe, I gotta shower."

"So let me shower with you," he sat up on his knees unbuttoning Seokjin's shirt. "Or I can run a bath." 

Seokjin licked his lips as his shirt was pulled off.

"Bath."

"Then let's go," Taehyung kissed his lips while stripping from his clothes. 

He went in the bathroom to run the bath water. Seokjin tossed his clothes off and followed behind his mate. He pushed him up against the wall as their lips collided and their tongues fought for dominance. Taehyung's hands sunk in his alpha's dark hair. He pulled the alpha's body closer to his.

"I love you so much Jin." He whispered.

"I love you too baby, you make my life so much better and brighter. I need you."

"I need you too." He cried out feeling Seokjin's mouth and tongue all over his neck. 

He reached over and stopped the water. He pulled his mate into the tub and climbed on top of him. They both sighed in pleasure when Taehyung lowered himself down on Seokjin's cock.

Seokjin leaned his back against the tile wall and placed his hands on his mate's hips as the rocked against his.

He thrusts his hips up giving his omega a deeper penetration. Taehyung cried out moving faster. He loved when Taehyung became wild with arousal. His mate's aggression always send him over the edge.

Taehyung wrapped his arms around his broad shoulders and bit along his neck. Seokjin moaned loudly before slapping Taehyung's ass cheeks. He moved faster and harder.

"Wait Tae, I'm gonna cum," he tried holding his hips to slow him down. Taehyung just grasped his hands and placed them on his ass as he captured his lips again. 

He knew his mate was too far gone with pleasure, he had to give him what they both wanted. He turned Taehyung on his hands and knees and slid inside of his wet hole. The omega threw his head back crying out when his mate pulled his hair and thrust into him hard.

"Ah Jin yes!" He cried out.

"You like that baby?"

"Mmm...yes." he pushed his hips back wanting more.

Seokjin gripped his hips and pounded harder and deeper into him just the way his mate liked it. He reached forward and pumped his mate's cock until they both came. They both panted to catch their breaths. Seokjin slowly pulled out of him and sat back in whatever water they had left.

"I need more baths like that." 

Taehyung straddled his lap and rubbed his shoulders.

"I don't think so, remember how Eunji was a surprise, I don't need anymore surprises."

Seokjin laughed kissing his lips. "I wouldn't mind that surprise."

"I'm sure you're not doing anything."

"Hey I beg to differ! Who was up all night rubbing your feet or making you whatever you wanted to eat."

"You did." He smiled.

Seokjin looked down. "I wish I did more when you were pregnant with Areum and Sejun, it had to be hard on you."

"It was hard but that's all in the past. We made mistakes and we've grown from them."

Seokjin nodded and kissed his lips. "Yes, my soulmate."

Taehyung paused. "Do you mean that? A-Are we soulmates?"

"Absolutely, do you feel the same?"

Taehyung smiled. "I do." They held each other close sharing a deep kiss.

 

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"Have a nice day!" Jimin waved as a happy customer left. Taehyung stood at the cash register counting the money.

"Did you guys clock out?" Jimin ask the other employees they told him they did and he wished them a goodnight. He locked the front door and sat on the counter.

"Where's your bodyguard?"

"He's sitting outside in the car. I'm sure he can see clearly into the store."

"How have you been?"

"I'll say better. I haven't been needing my anxiety medicine."

"Great! For how long?"

"A year so far."

"A year that's awesome! I'm so proud of you."

"Thank you. Oh! Have you been by to see Nari?" 

"I'm going this weekend. I can't wait to see her and Yoongi Hyung's pup. I can't believe Nari is a mom now."

Taehyung smiled. "I know! All that's missing is you."

"Hey we mated so that's the first step. I don't know if I'm ready to commit to changing diapers yet." 

Taehyung laughed out. "What are you saying? You're a great diaper changer and I can prove it."

"Shut up! Are you going home after this?"

"Jin and I have a dinner date actually so I'm gonna go to his office after I leave here."

"Nice."

"When are you and Jungkook going on your trip to Paris?"

"Next week, we'll spend my heat there."

Taehyung smirked. "Jiminie's gonna come back with some pups."

"Shut up! You're so annoying!"

They laughed together.

 

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Seokjin didn't move his eyes from the computer when there was a knock on the door.

"Come in."

The door opened and he looked from his computer. 

"Oh Kisang, what's up?"

"Can we talk for a moment?"

Seokjin looked at his watch, there was some time to spare.

"Sure, have a seat."

Kisang sat down and rubbed his hands on his pants. "I've tried dating a few times."

"Oh yeah?" He smiled. "How did they go?"

"Just how I've expected them, they lost contact after I told them I can't conceive." He looked down.

"I'm sorry." He whispered. "Keep looking I know the one for you is out there."

"The one for me is in front of me."

"No, you want me to be the one but I can't be."

"If I was able to conceive would you have mated me?"

"No."  They stared at each other. "I know we both groomed for that but I wasn't in love with you so I would never have done that to you. I care about you too much."

Kisang stood up. "What's the point of caring for me, if you don't love me?!"

"What do you want me to do Kisang?"

"Mate me too, please? Give me a place to belong." Tears built in his eyes. "I know Taehyung and I don't get along but you can keep us separate. I just want to know what it feels like to be loved." He covered his face sobbing.

"Kisang, I can't. I couldn't do that to you or Taehyung and we have pups they shouldn't be subjected to that."

"Just explain to them that a person can love more than one person, please Hyung don't make me be alone. No mate, no pups." He cried.

He hugged Kisang. "I'm sorry Kisang, I really am. If I could go back in time, I'd make things right and make it so you and Kisoo were never hurt but…" he sighed deeply. "I can't make myself love you because I feel sorry for you. If I did that it wouldn't be real love and you deserve better."

Kisang stared at him. "Then Hyung can you kiss me just one last time please?"

Seokjin stared into his eyes. He slowly shook his head no. "No, I can't do that."

"Why not?" 

"I could never cheat on Tae."

Kisang rolled his eyes. "It's not cheating if he doesn't find out. Come on Hyung," he moved his face closer to the alpha. "I won't tell if you don't."

"Kisang," Seokjin grabbed his wrists pulling his hands off his shoulders. "I said no!" He gave the omega a firm stare.

The door opened.

"Jin are you re-" Taehyung stopped in his tracks when he saw Seokjin holding Kisang's wrists, their faces close and their bodies pressed together. "What the fuck is going?!"

Seokjin released the omega and rushed to his mate. "It's not what you think Tae-" 

Taehyung rushed into the office and a loud echo rang into the office from the sound of Taehyung's palm connecting with Kisang's cheek.

"Get the fuck out right now! Stay the fuck away from my mate!" Seokjin rushed over to him. "I will fucking break every bone in your body!"

"Is that a threat?"

Taehyung got in his face. "Fucking try me!"

"Taehyung calm down, Kisang can you go please?" 

He swallowed hard hearing Seokjin's words. He left without saying anything, slamming the door behind him.

"Taehyung-"

Taehyung pushed against his chest which had very little effect.

"I'm fucking sick of this Jin! Why was he even here? Why were you guys standing so close?"

"I was apologizing for what happened."

"You can't fix it Jin! How many times do I have to tell you, you can't blame yourself forever and he can't hold you accountable!"

"You don't even know what happened! You have bits and pieces to the story."

"I know he can't conceive." He whispered.

Seokjin eyes widened. "Who told you?"

"Does it matter? It's obviously you wouldn't tell me. It's best to leave me in the dark so you two can have your moments on the side."

"That's never happened. I was just consoling him."

" Consoling. " He rolled his eyes and stared at the floor. He then looked at Seokjin. "When it comes to Kisang I don't trust you."

"I've told you I'd never choose him over you."

"You tell me but your actions show me something different."

They stared at each other.

"If this becomes too much, I will not hesitate to leave you."

Seokjin's jaw tightened. "You do know I am a mafia boss, right? You just can't walk away."

"I'll cut my fucking tongue out and slap that shit on your desk so you know I won't talk." He then stormed out of the office.

Seokjin ran his hand over his face before running out of the office.

"Taehyung!"

The omega looked at him before pushing the button to the elevator twice more. Seokjin rushed over to him and Taehyung ran into the elevator. He tried to close it but the alpha stuck his foot inside and got inside. The doors shut.

"What do you want?! Leave me alone!" Taehyung sobbed.

Seokjin stopped the elevator from moving and watched as his mate broke down sobbing. He hated that he was the reason for his tears. He hated that they fought on and off and he hated that his mate didn't trust him. But it was his fault. All of this was his fault, that he knew.

He sighed deeply and leaned against the elevator wall.

"I can't keep this up."

Taehyung slowly looked at him, his sight blurry from the tears that wouldn't stop falling. 

"I keep hurting you and hurting him and it's not fair to either one of you. No matter how hard I've tried and fought. I can't keep you both in my life. There's just no way."

"What are you saying?" The omega's voice cracked, fear overcame his body. Was this the end of them? Was Seokjin finally making a decision? Were they going to end and part ways?

"I'm saying that if I want you and I to be the family I want us to be then...I have to let Kisang go. I have to let that part of my life go. It's obvious my past and future are colliding and can't coexist."

Taehyung stared at him. The alpha placed his hands on his shoulders staring him in the eyes.

"I love you and I will go to hell and back just for you. I'm letting Kisang go. He keeps begging me to be his mate and I can't have that. I'm sorry it took me this long to finally figure things out. Please forgive me Taehyung. I'm sorry. But I want you to know I would never cheat on you...not ever. I love you too much."

Taehyung wrapped his arms around his mate's neck and buried his face in his chest sobbing. Seokjin held him tightly.

"It's time I stop making you cry and always make you smile."

"I forgive you." Taehyung whispered.

 

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*Night of the Dinner*

 

Throughout the years Taehyung and Seokjin have become accustomed to these dinners. A mafia leader or two would request for a dinner with Seokjin and his mate. They would go, the mafia leaders would ass kiss and try to sell Seokjin their business ideas hoping he would want to do business with them.

Taehyung really never seen Seokjin in action as a mafia boss but he learned how cold and harsh Mafia Boss Seokjin was. It then dawned on him that not many people got to see the side that his family often saw. Mafia Boss Seokjin was scary.

Tonight they were meeting with Mafia Leader Choi Sung-Ho and Mafia Leader Lee Woojin. To his knowledge neither were mated but they were bringing along omega dates so Taehyung didn't feel alone. Not that it mattered, the only other mafia leader's omega he got along with was Hyunki.

He poured Seokjin another glass of Soju.

"Thank you babe, did I tell you how amazing you look tonight?"

"Only fifty million times." He teased.

"Here's fifty million and one, you look amazing tonight."

Taehyung pecked his lips. "What are you going to do about it?"

The alpha's eyes narrowed. "Don't make me cancel dinner and take you in the back of the car."

"What about after dinner?" Taehyung tilted his head.

"See, this is why you keep ending pregnant,"

Taehyung laughed out. "Shut up, I'm on birth control now."

"Are you taking them correctly."

"Yes, ass."

They laughed.

There was a knock on the door and the door opened Sungho walked through the door and much to Taehyung's horror Yejoon came in behind me.

"Fuck me." He growled under his breath. Seokjin stroked his thigh under the table. Yejoon looked at them and smiled. "Taehyung, Seokjin-ssi it's been a while."

Sungho looked at Yejoon. "You know them?"

"Taehyung and I are old friends."

"Humph," he refrained from rolling his eyes. He forced a smile on his face as Sungho properly greeted them.

Woojin entered shortly after and he just knew this night would go to shit when Kisang walked into the room.

He laughed to himself. Was this a set up? A prank? What were the odds and why did he have such shitty luck?

He felt tension from his mate as well Kisang came in. Of course as well Kisang had to make it clear that he knew them too.

The poor alphas who had no clue thought this would make their chances of doing business with Seokjin greater. Wrong!

Taehyung sat quietly as Seokjin and the other two alphas discussed business. Yejoon and Kisang chatted away. He wasn't surprised they were practically identical with their rotten personalities.

Seokjin kept his hand on Taehyung's thigh the whole time especially when Yejoon tried making idle chat. His alpha's pheromones were always soothing for him.

He saw Kisang watching them the whole time. He probably was trying to figure out if he managed to put a wedge in their relationship after what happened.

Just to show him how wrong he was, Taehyung occasionally fed his mate when his hands were filled with papers. He wiped his lips from any food. He could see the other two alphas were both hopeful and envious.

Seokjin told him he would let them know by Wednesday his decision and they were outta there. Taehyung couldn't walk out of that stifling room fast enough.

Seokjin took his mate's hand. "I'm proud of you babe, you did very well."

"So did you."

"Does that offer of taking you in the car stand still stand?"

Taehyung bit his bottom lip looking at him. "As long as you promise to use your tongue too."

Seokjin growled against his lips. "I lick wherever you want me to."

"Let's go!" Taehyung pulled him along.

 

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Kisang stormed into the bathroom. He was so angry he wanted to scream. Why were they happy? Why hadn't Seokjin returned any of his calls?

Yejoon walked into the bathroom. "You're a hard person to find."

"That's usually how I am."

"I wanted to tell you this before but I lost you."

Kisang raised his eyebrow. "Tell me what?"

"It's about Taehyung. He had an abortion a few years back before the twins."

Kisang folded his arms. "I thought you told me all you knew."

"Well it was something I was unclear about and I had to do a little digging. I remember a time when he and Seokjin-ssi were locked up in his apartment and when I saw Taehyung again he had that scent on him. It was faint but it was there. Jimin and Nari wouldn't say anything but I knew it had to be that."

"What scent?" Kisang raised his eyebrow.

"There's a certain scent omegas have after a terminated pregnancy. Most omegas and alphas who had omegas who went through it, know it. That's why they usually go into hiding for a week or two."

"What? So you're going based off scent? That's not enough."

Yejoon went into his phone and pulled up a clinic name. 

"I'm not stupid. I have my set of resources. Look this place up and you'll get your information." He showed him his phone.

Kisang type the name into his phone. "What do you want for this information?"

"Normally I would try to charge. But that cocky bastard gets on my nerves so anything to humiliate him."

Kisang chuckled. "I guess you hate you just as much as I do."

"Yes, good luck." Yejoon walked out of the bathroom.

 

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Sangmi smiled sitting with Areum and Sejun as they did their homework. The butler brought Kisang into the sitting room. She looked up at him.

"Hi Kisang,"

"Hi Sangmi-ssi, oh I didn't know Areum and Sejun were over. Hey guys." He smiled.

"Hi Uncle Kisang!" Sejun smiled widely. Areum looked at him before looking down at her homework.

"Hi Uncle Kisang."

He looked at Sangmi, "can we talk for a moment?"

"Areum, Sejun, Grandma will be right back." They walked into the living room and cracked the door.

"What's wrong Kisang?"

"I had got some unsettling news about Taehyung and I did some research and look what I found." He handed her a piece of paper.

She slid her glasses on. It was a paper from an abortion clinic and of patients who had been there in the last twelve years. She saw Taehyung's name highlighted.

"Hmmm," a frown came to her face.

"How is this ok?" He snapped.

"It's really not" she took her glasses off. "but he did this before he and Seokjinnie mated,"

"But he's still a pup killer! How do you know he won't do it again?!"

"I don't know but what do you want me to do about it?"

"Sangmi-ssi we have to get rid of him. He's disgusting. What omega kills their pup? He doesn't deserve those pups he has now!"

"Kisang, you can't just separate pups from their parents especially their omega parent. Eunji alone is super attached to Taehyung it will devastate them all if something happened to him. I could never hurt my little pups like that. Even I know when to back down."

"That's bullshit! Yeah they will be upset for some time but I know I can mend their hearts. Jin Hyung won't choose me because of Taehyung. And now Taehyung has stopped Jin Hyung from even talking to me! Don't you see! He's the reason why everything is like this."

Sangmi sighed. "Kisang, there is nothing I can do at this point. Taehyung and Seokjin proved their love to me and I've watched over the last few years they've been doing fine to raise their pups. I won't come in between." She said.

“It’s not ok!” 

Sangmi crossed her legs and arms. “Kisang, why are you so emotional? You’re part of a mafia family. If you feel like there’s a problem with something then go handle it.”  She shrugged. “Stop crying and do something about it then,”

He then walked out the room and saw Areum sitting back in her seat. She moved her hair out of her face as stared at her pocket.

Kisang walked over to her. "I hope you guys have a good day."

"Ok!" Sejun smiled.

Areum looked at Kisang. "Why don't you like Papa?"

His eyes widened a bit and he smiled. "You misunderstood Areum-ah, I like your Papa, he's just a little mean to me sometimes."

"Papa isn't mean, he's nice to everyone. Maybe he doesn't like your spirit." Her little brown eyes penetrated into his.

Kisang forced a smile. "Take care honey".  He got up and walked away. Areum watched as he left. Sangmi tilted her head after watching what happened.

 

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Kisang knocked on Seokjin's office. He entered when Seokjin said come in. The alpha’s eyes narrowed when he saw the omega. He sighed deeply.

“Kisang what are you doing here?” 

“Hyung, did you know that Taehyung had an abortion?” 

He growled. “Who told you that?!” 

“I have resources Hyung.” 

“Yes I do know, it was my pup.” He snapped.

“Were you ok with him doing that?” 

“It’s really none of your business.” 

“Oh I see how it is. It’s none of my business but when you see I’m struggling to have just one you’re letting your mate throw them away.” 

Seokjin stood up from his seat. “You’re way out of line! Get out Kisang and I don’t want to see your face anymore!” 

“You used me!” He cried. “You used me! Just admit that you’ve used me.” 

“I never used you, I’ve always told you, we were friends with benefits but you chose to fall in love.” 

“Because my mom and your grandmother groomed me to be your mate until I couldn’t conceive anymore.”

He sighed deeply. “Kisang, I’m sorry. I truly am but you have to find other things in life.” 

“There’s nothing left in life! What’s an omega who can’t conceive?!” He cried.

“Omegas are more than their wombs. You’re not just for making babies, you have so much personality inside of you and you’re letting it get corrupted because you’re angry and bitter.” 

“Why can’t you love me?!” He sobbed. “What does Taehyung have that I don’t? Why him and not me?” 

“He’s soulmate Kisang that’s why. You’re beautiful, intelligent and you a nice person. With enough patience, you will find the right alpha for you.” 

“I hate you!” He screamed out. “I HATE YOU!” 

He looked down. “I’m sorry,” he then looked at him. “But I’m not changing my mind.” 

Kisang stormed out of the office and Seokjin sighed deeply. He was going to have to call security and inform them not to let him pass anymore. He would have to find a way to handle him.

 

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Kisang sat in the car sobbing, he reached in the glove department and pulled out his 9mm. He placed the gun in his mouth. There was no point in living. What was the point? The man he spent loving all his life, gave his heart to another. No alpha wanted an omega who couldn’t conceive. A bitter laugh came from his lips when he remembered Seokjin saying omegas were more than their wombs. He probably was the only alpha alive who thought that. 

Taehyung had everything he wanted, loyal friends, a loving mate and a beautiful pups. He hated Taehyung. He hated him with a passion. He hated him with every ounce of him being. He really wanted him to suffer. 

Sangmi’s words then popped in his head.

“Kisang, why are you so emotional? You’re part of a mafia family. If you feel like there’s a problem with something then go handle it.”  She shrugged. “Stop crying and do something about it then,”

He lowered the gun from his mouth and placed it in his lap. He wasn't ready to die just yet. At least not without taking a certain someone with him. Why should he suffer alone?

 

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He pulled up to the house and told the security that Taehyung called him over. Luckily for him Seokjin didn’t take his name off the guest list yet. 

He entered the code, he was happy that Seokjin wasn’t secretive when he last was over. The door clicked open and he walked inside. The house was silent and still. He took the safety off the gun and walked to Seokjin and Taehyung’s room. He lowered the gun when he didn’t see anyone inside. 

“What the fuck are you doing here?”  Taehyung snapped from behind him. 

Kisang whirled around and pointed the gun at him. Taehyung’s body tensed but he remained calm.

“You stole everything from me. This house, those pups and Seokjin were all supposed to be mine!” 

Taehyung let out a bitter laugh. “After all these years you now want to kill me because Jin got tired of your manipulative shit. You need help!” 

“I will get help after I dumped your body off the bridge.” 

Taehyung understood Kisang was serious. “Can I at least kiss my pups one last time?” 

“Fine.” 

Taehyung nodded and walked towards Eunji’s door. He peeked over his shoulder and saw the staircase was directly across from her room. The moment Kisang’s eyes moved off him and he shoved the omega down the stairs. Kisang groaned out when he hit the bottom of the stairs. Taehyung rushed down the steps and kicked Kisang in the face. 

Kisang spits blood from his mouth and he rolls on his stomach crawling towards the gun. Taehyung ran towards the gun, Kisang grabbed his leg making him trip. Taehyung hit the floor with a hard thud and Kisang got on top of him punching him in the face. He cried out grabbing his nose. Kisang grabbed the gun and Taehyung rolled out of the way when Kisang fired. It had a silencer on it. He didn’t know if he was grateful or scared.  

He sprang to his feet and sprinted to the dining room with Kisang after him. Kisang fired another shot. Taehyung cried out when something hot tore through his flesh. He rushed into the kitchen and crotched behind a counter. He grabbed a butcher knife off the top of the counter and shut his eyes using his ears. He wanted to die from the unbearable pain. Kiang stepped into the kitchen.

“I was going to kill myself but then I thought fuck that, I hate this bastard. So I need to kill him. I mean it’s not too hard, in the past I have gotten rid of anyone I felt getting too close to him. You managed to slip through. I didn’t know about you. However, I never expected you to be pregnant and mated to him so quickly.” 

“You think you can kill me and take my place? Jin will kill you when he finds out.” He moved from his spot doing his best not to drop any blood that could give him away. 

“I much rather kill you and accept my fate. I rather die than to let you have Jin Hyung.” 

Taehyung was in pain and exhausted. He thought how much was this all worth it. A part of him thought maybe it would be better if Kisang just killed him. But then his pups came to mind. What would happen to them? He couldn’t let anyone else raise his pups. 

A sound from the kitchen door caught Kisang’s attention and Taehyung stabbed him in the back. Kisang turned around and held the gun up. Taehyung kicked him in the stomach making him drop the gun. He immediately picked it up and pointed it at him.

“Get out of my house now and I won’t put a bullet between your eyes.” 

Kisang pulled the knife from his back.

“Fuck you! Only one of us is walking out of here alive!” He charged at Taehyung with the knife. Tears filled Taehyung’s eyes as he pulled the trigger. He cried out when Kisang’s body hit the floor.

He placed his hand on Kisang’s neck and felt no pulse. He dropped the gun and sobbed out. Another sound from the kitchen door caught his attention. He turned to the door and got up. He walked over and slowly opened it. His eyes widened when he saw a shaken Areum standing there.

“Oh god, what are you doing here? Why aren’t you in bed?” 

She sniffled. “I had a nightmare and went to lay with you but you and Apa weren’t there. I then heard a noise and thought maybe it was you.” She cried. “Papa, you’re hurt.” 

“Areum, listen to me.” He ran his hand through hair and wiped her tears away. “No matter what anyone asks you don’t say anything.” 

“But Uncle Kisang attacked you.” 

“I know but I don’t want you involved so don’t say anything. No matter what happens, promise me Areum.”  he held her shoulders firmly.

“I promise.” She broke down sobbing. He hugged her tightly.

"Don't worry baby, Papa is ok. Don't cry." He kissed the top of her head. She stared at his shoulder that was oozing blood.

Footsteps ran towards them, Taehyung looked up and saw Hyunsik. “Taehyung what happened?” 

“Um…um...” his eyes rolled in the back of his head and everything became black. He only heard Areum screaming Papa.

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Seokjin ran into the house, he saw Taehyung lying on the couch. So much blood came from his shoulder. Namjoon's brother Namgi rushed over to him.

"The bullet went straight through, he's lucky or else we would have to operate. I can fix him up, he lost a good amount of blood though."

"I'll bring him to our room." Seokjin picked his mate up, he stared into his face as they went up the stairs. His face was bruised and there was dried blood on his nose. He kept asking what the fuck happened? 

He placed him on the bed and Namgi asked him to step out for a while. 

He saw Areum coming up the stairs and he watched as she sat at the door hugging her knees.

"Areum," she looked at him, her eyes were red and swollen and she couldn't stop trembling. He knelt down in front of her. "Did you see what happened?"

She shook her head no and buried her face into her arms.

Chanhee ran up the stairs.

"Chanhee do you know what happened?"

"No, I was in such a deep sleep, I've never been in a sleep that deep before." She said as she teared up. "I'm so sorry."

"It's not your fault. Watch Areum." 

She nodded sitting next the pup who wouldn't look up. 

He went downstairs and went into the kitchen where Namjoon was examining Kisang's body.

"He was stabbed in the back and shot in the chest."

Seokjin sighed deeply and turned to Hyunsik. "Where were you?"

"I had a family emergency and I asked Taehyung-ssi if it was ok if I went. I told him I would return immediately and he told me to take my time."

He then went outside to where the security was. He saw Hoseok and Sangmi pulling up. They jumped out of the car.

"What happened?!" Sangmi asked.

"Kisang is dead and Taehyung was shot."

Hoseok covered his mouth. "Oh my god! Is Taehyung's shot serious?"

Seokjin shook his head. "No, he'll be fine." He looked at the security. "What happened?"

"Kisang-ssi arrived here around ll:54 and he informed us that Taehyung-ssi invited him over and he went right inside."

"Was he greeted at the door?" Seokjin asked.

"I don't know sir."

"Show me the cameras."

"We're trying to get them now, there was a small power outage and the cameras haven't been working."

"What the fuck?!" Seokjin sighed pinching the bridge of his nose.

"Well it's obvious Seokjinnie, Taehyung called him over." Sangmi said.

"It doesn't make sense Taehyung would never do that."

"I'm sure to kill him he would! Kisang was a threat to him!" She snapped.

Hoseok shook his head. "I believe in Taehyung-ah, he wouldn't."

Sangmi looked at her omega grandson. "And what proof do you have that he wouldn't? The security guards said themselves Kisang was invited over. Where was Hyunsik?" She looked at Seokjin.

"Taehyung gave him permission to leave to handle some family business."

"How convenient! No one around to witness what happened. And the cameras going out? He obviously did it!"

"It doesn't matter anymore. I'll inform Kisang's family."

"I wonder what made him snap like that." Sangmi folded her arms as Hoseok looked down.

 

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Taehyung slowly opened his eyes, he saw it was morning. He looked at his bandages and everything came back to him. He ran in the bathroom and threw up when he remembered he killed another person. He cried out covering his face. "I'm not a murderer. I'm not a murderer. I need Jin." He rose to his feet and followed his mate's scent. When he came downstairs, Seokjin was sitting with his grandmother, Hoseok and Kisang's parents. Aesook jumped up at the sight of the omega.

"You murderer! How dare you kill my Kisangie!!" She cried out. "Were you that threatened by him?!! Did he make you that scared that you had to get rid of him?! Huh you piece you of shit!" Seokjin growled at her and her mate immediately held her back.

"Enough!" Seokjin snapped and it became silent. "I already told you I will compensate you for the murder and I will pay for the funeral. 

"Murder?" Taehyung whispered.

"Just like that just throw money all over the place?!" She cried.

"He's my mate he's not getting in trouble. So you can either accept or not."

"Murder?!" Taehyung snapped. "I didn't murder him!"

"So what did you do?! He's dead because of you!!" She got up and Seokjin stood in front of him blocking her. 

"I think you should leave now. Everyone should leave and let my mate and I talk."

As they walked out Sangmi saw Areum peeking from the dining room door before Chanhee grabbed her. She went outside with Hoseok and walked up to Aesook before she got in the car. She leaned close to the younger omega woman.

"I warned you not to cross me before you lost another pup. Let this be a lesson learned. If you bother our family again I'll pluck your pups off one...by...one. That's a promise."

Aesook paled as she stared at Sangmi. She covered her mouth and jumped in the car. Hoseok tilted his head wondering what his grandmother said that made her upset.

Seokjin and Taehyung walked into their room. Seokjin closed the door and Taehyung turned to him.

"Are you saying this was a murder?" He snapped.

"You killed him Taehyung."

"Out of self-defense!"

Seokjin sighed deeply. "Tell me what happened?"

"He came here and attacked me!"

"He told the security that you invited him over."

"Why the fuck would I do that?! Out of all the years you've invited him into our lives and home! I have never invited him over or even tried to hurt him!"

"You slapped him the last time he was in my office."

"Yes I was angry! I furious! I fight people Jin not fucking kill them!"

"If you didn't invite him then how did he get in?"

"Probably from you!"

The alpha scrunched his face. "I've never given him the passcode."

"He could've seen you! You always let him here when he wanted to." Taehyung sat on the bed.

"Look, you're not going to get in trouble." Taehyung looked at him. "You're my mate and I'm going to protect you. No one can touch you. I just want you to tell me the truth." They stared at each other.

"I already told you what happened!"

"I just want the full truth Taehyung."

"You don't believe me?" He whispered in disbelief.

"There was a stab wound in his back."

"I used it to defend myself! He shot me just before I got into kitchen and I grabbed the butcher knife from the counter."

Seokjin folded his arms. "Why was there a butcher knife on the counter? We don't allow sharp objects on the counter because of the pups."

Taehyung paused for a moment, why was the butcher knife there? "I don't know why it was there! I didn't have time to think. I grabbed it and when he turned away I stabbed him in the back and begged him to get out. He said only one of us was coming out of this alive and he came at me. So I shot him." He cried and looked at Seokjin who had a conflicted expression on his face. "Check the cameras!"

"The cameras were down when this happened." Seokjin whispered.

"Are you fucking kidding me?!" He raked his hand through his hair and turned to Seokjin. "I'm telling the truth!" He then grabbed his phone. "Look at my phone! I never contacted him!" He began pacing.

Seokjin took the cell phone and he looked at Taehyung. "Taehyung, are you playing with me? I don't understand."

He stopped pacing and looked at his mate. "What are you talking about?"

"Here's the text message right here." He showed him the phone. Taehyung stared at the phone with trembling hands. There it was the text message of him asking Kisang to come over to talk things out and Kisang said fine.

"No, no, no." He shook his head sobbing. "No! No! No!"

Seokjin grabbed his shoulders. "Baby calm down. It's ok." Taehyung began sobbing. "I'm on your side no matter what."

"Jin, I didn't, I didn't, please believe me!!"

Seokjin held his mate tighter. "Taehyung please calm down."

He pushed away. "No! You're supposed to believe me! You're supposed to understand me!"

"I do Taehyung but I'm also realistic. You had motive Taehyung."

"And he didn't?!"

"He did too but Kisang knew I would've killed him myself if he did that!"

"And he was ready to accept his fate! He bragged at how he killed others who got too close to you! Is that even true?"

"Yes it is."

"So why do you think he wouldn't attack me?!"

"I'm not saying he wouldn't, I know he could and I know he would. I'm just following what's given to me. Let's run through it again."

Taehyung sat down on the bed looking at him.

"Hyunsik says something comes up and you allow him to go, Kisang tells security you called him over and on your phone is a text message to him to come over. He's then found in the kitchen dead with a stab wound in his back and a gunshot to his chest."

"He shot me in the shoulder!"

"Taehyung please be honest with me."

"I am!" He sobbed. "I am! What more do you want me to tell you?!"

"I want you to trust me and believe in me. I'm protecting you!"

"You're not protecting me! You have never protected me! If you had, this wouldn't have happened in the first fucking place!" He knocked the lamp off his side of the nightstand.

Seokjin's jaw tightened. "I know I've made mistakes a lot but I'm trying Taehyung! I'm trying! But you have to trust me."

"You don't even trust me!"

"I do!"

"So then why don't you believe me?! I know it looks bad but I would never. You know I wouldn't."

"I know you wouldn't that's why I want to hear the story. The truth from you. As I said you won't to jail and no one won't harm you. So please baby, tell me what happened?" Seokjin stared at him with desperation.

"I did." He whispered sobbing.

The alpha let out a frustrated sigh. "Taehyung-"

There was a knock.

"Come in."

The door opened and Areum slowly stepped inside.

"Areum, what's wrong honey?" Seokjin asked as Taehyung looked at her. All she saw was Taehyung's puffy eyes and tears filled her eyes.

"I want Papa," she cried.

"Areum-ah,"  Chanhee ran up the stairs. "I'm so sorry Jin Oppa, Areum ran up the stairs so fast."

"It's ok." Seokjin said. "She can stay home today. She's had a long night."

Chanhee nodded. "Ok." She bowed and went back downstairs. 

Areum climbed on the bed and wrapped her arms around Taehyung. He hugged her tightly trying to control his sob. Seokjin was going to say something but figured it would be better to let his mate rest. Maybe with some sleep, he could remember things better.

He walked out of the room. Areum looked at Taehyung.

"Papa, let me tell Apa,"

"No, I don't want you involved. Papa, will be fine, I promise." He kissed her forehead. She pulled the covers back and when he laid down she cuddled next to him.

"Papa, I will always protect you."  

He smiled softly. "Thank you baby I know you will and I will always protect you ok?" He held up his pinky. She smiled and wrapped her pinky around his. He held her close until she fell asleep, he tucked her doll underneath her arm and kissed her forehead.

He sighed deeply and got out of bed. He stared at his phone. How the hell did this get on his phone? He closed his eyes trying to remember. After Hyunsik left, he went to his studio to draw, he went to text Seokjin and realized his phone was in his room and that was when he saw Kisang. The only adults in the house were Chanhee and their cook Hyunjun but they both went to their rooms after dinner. Did he murder him and just not remember?

He went into the bathroom and opened the medicine cabinet. He stared at his anxiety medicine. He hated having to rely on these but if he didn't he wouldn't get any sleep. He took two pills and laid next to Areum. He ran his hand through her hair. Something in his gut told him she was a special little girl. She was way above her age group.

 

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Sangmi walked into her bedroom and sat on the bed next to Sanghoon. He looked up from his newspaper.

"So what happened?"

"Everything." She sighed. "Taehyungie killed Kisang. He stabbed him and shot him."

"Oh dear," he sighed deeply sipping his tea.

"I never expected Taehyung to be so violent."

"I'm sure Kisang provoked him. Taehyungie is too nice of a young man to be violent like that."

She frowned a bit. "I've heard he used to beat people up."

Sanghoon chuckled. "Well he is feisty, I give him that."

“But how is this ok? Kisang has been apart of our family since he was a pup and I know he wasn’t perfect but I feel really upset at Taehyung.” 

“Well to be honest, this is Jin’s fault.” 

Sangmi looked at him. “How? You can’t blame Seokjinnie for this.” 

“Yes you can, I told Jin a while back ago, he would need to let Kisang go. I know he felt bad for what happened but I knew him keeping Kisang around was more trouble than it was worth.” 

“But that was Taehyung’s decision to kill him.” 

“Taehyung’s back was against the wall. What was he supposed to do? It’s in our nature to protect our home. If another beta or alpha was near you too much I’d kill him because you’re my mate. Taehyung is an omega with a mate and pups, he’s way more protective and I believe Kisang provoked him.” 

She stared at him. “You sure like Taehyung don’t you?” 

“I do, Jin has become such a strong young man since Taehyung has been in his life. They are good for each other and Jin needs to be more responsible with his family. He’s a lot like Kunwoo.”

Sangmi’s face tightened. “He’s nothing like Kunwoo!” 

“Sangmi, I know you don’t like to hear it but like father like son.” 

“Seokjinnie is not a failure!” 

“I don’t mean it like that. I meant he and Kunwoo have very big hearts and that’s their biggest flaws.”  

Sangmi shook her head. "So anyway, there's a new study that's out."

He looked at his mate. "What study?"

"It was a study saying that we can now predict what a pup will present as depending on certain characteristics."

"Interesting."

"I think Areum-ah, may be an alpha."

"Well she is the oldest so she may have a sense of responsibility."

"No honey, you don't understand. Areum will definitely be an alpha."

"Her chances are higher now since Jinnie is an alpha."

"We need to raise her if she is."

He looked at her and sighed. "Honey, we've raised our pups and grand pups. Why do we need to raise Jinnie's pups when he and Taehyung are fully capable?"

She folded her arms. "I won’t say fully capable. Seokjinnie is way too busy with work. And Taehyung, I still have to observe him more. I don't want Areum to have violence around her."

"Honey, let the young ones handle it. The kids are growing up just fine. Let's enjoy our time as great grandparents. I know you’re used to having great responsibility. When your mother passed, it was up to you to raise your siblings and take care of home. Kunwoo and Kinam both failed to become the fathers we had hoped so we had to raise their pups. You’re a great caregiver and you have so much love, honey. But give yourself a break, you deserve it.” He placed his hand over hers. “Let’s trust Jin and Taehyungie. Areum and her brother and sister will be fine.” 

She smiled softly and pecked his cheeks. "You're right. Oh honey, did you take your medicine?"

"Not yet, can you hand me the pills?"

"Sure." She got up and took the pills from the pill case and gave it to him.

"Thank you dear." 

"Anytime honey, get some rest."

She then went to a room and looked around. “I think this room will be perfect.” 

“Perfect for what?” Hoseok asked. Sangmi looked at him.

“Oh for when Areum comes to live with us.” 

“Huh?” He blinked.

“Areum is going to come live with us and I’m going to raise her.” 

“Jin Hyung and Taehyung gave you the ok for that?” He furrowed his eyebrows.

“Not yet but they will.” 

“Grandma, why do you want to raise Areum though? I don’t think she would want to leave her brother or sister.” 

Sangmi’s eyes narrowed on Hoseok. “Isn’t it about time for you to get mated and start a family?” 

Hoseok looked down, he opened his mouth before Sangmi spoke again. “Maybe you need to study more on how to be an omega, you’ve been way too vocal lately.” 

He bowed his head. “I’m sorry Grandmother,” he then walked away. 

 

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It was silent at the table Taehyung kept his eyes on his lap. He wanted to stay home but Sanghoon asked them over for dinner, he couldn’t refuse. He noticed Sangmi’s eyes on him every so often. After the situation with Kisang, she changed her attitude towards him once again. He didn’t know what his mother was told but she refused to even come near him when she came to visit the pups. At least he wanted to thank whoever told her now he didn’t have to pretend to like her having around. 

“How have you been Taehyung-ah?” 

“I’m ok,” he whispered. “Just taking things a day at a time.” 

Sangmi sipped her tea. “There’s a lot to be grateful for, after all you are alive, ”  Taehyung glared at her as she smiled softly.

Sanghoon nodded. “I'm glad you are, your pups need you.” he told the omega who gave a small head bow. Hoseok looked at Seokjin who took Taehyung’s hand into his. 

“I’m actually going to finish dinner later, I’m not feeling too well.” Sanghoon slowly stood up.

“Honey, are you ok?” Sangmi asked.

“Yeah, I’m just dizzy I need to sleep for a little.” he looked at Taehyung and Seokjin. “Next time we’ll have those beautiful pups over to help this old man feel young again. I’m truly glad you’re ok Taehyungie.” 

“Thank you Grandpa.” 

Sangmi’s face tightened a bit, she turned to her mate. “Do you want me to help you?" 

“No honey, I got it.” 

“I’ll come and check on you later Grandpa.” Hoseok said, the older man smiled and walked out of the dining room.

The butler came into the dining room with a tall dark brown hair alpha. They stared at him in confusion as Sangmi stood up. 

“Jaejoon, I’m so happy you came.” 

He bowed his head and shook her hand. “Thank you for having me Sangmi-nim.” 

“Everyone this is Lee Jaejoon, he’s going to be Hoseokie’s mate.” She smiled happily.

Taehyung looked at the other omega who became pale but he forced a smile on his face. He stood up and gave a proper bow. “It’s nice to meet you Jaejoon-ssi.” 

“You too Hoseok-ssi, you’re very handsome.” 

He smiled. “Thank you, so are you.” 

Jaejoon sat down and the butler came in serving them. Taehyung’s eyes widened when he saw his steak was already cut. He raised his eyebrow.

“Why is my steak cut up?” 

“Well after everything, I didn’t think you want to be near a knife.” Sangmi said.

“Grandma.” Seokjin sighed.

“Was I being insensitive? I was just trying to help.” 

Taehyung got up from the table and stomped away. Seokjin ran after him. 

“I don’t understand,” Sangmi said. 

“Grandma that was too much,” Hoseok said.

“Like I would want him holding a knife.” 

“He didn’t do anything!” 

“How do you know?” Sangmi looked at him.

“Because I believe in him. Kisang had way more motive than he did. Taehyung was living the life that Kisang wanted.” 

Sangmi stared at him and turned to Jaejoon was looking at Hoseok. “Jaejoonie, I know you come from a traditional home, after you two mate, if he ever gets out of line...you have my full support to beat him."

Hoseoke immediately cowered back and made himself small as the alpha looked at him.

"Don't worry we train omegas very well."

Sangmi smiled. Hoseok closed his eyes trying to take a deep breath.

“You two have a date on Saturday,” 

“I have a previous engagement.” Hoseok whispered.

“So take Jaejoon with you.” She smiled softly and Hoseok became silent.

 

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“Taehyung wait!” He grabbed his mate before he could reach the front door. 

“Is she serious right now?!” 

“I will talk to her, I promise. I know she didn’t mean anything by it.” 

“Yes she did!” He snapped. “She knew exactly what she was doing!” 

“I know you’re frustrated baby, calm down." Seokjin rubbed his shoulders. 

"She thinks I killed him!" He looked down when Taehyung looked at him. "And so do you. You still don't believe me." He stared at the alpha was desperate eyes.

"I want to that's why I keep asking you what happened."

"And I keep telling you what happened."

"Your story doesn't make sense that's what I'm trying to tell you!" He sighed raking his hand through his hair. "I even had Namjoon trace the time of the text to see if it came afterwards and everything matched."

"But, what if it was someone else who did it? Have the cameras come back?"

"That night is gone." He leaned against the wall and sighed. "When Hyunsik left did he come back?"

"No."

"Did Chanhee leave her room?"

"No, she told me she wasn't feeling well so I told her I would take over watching Eunji that night."

"Hyunjun's room is on the side of the kitchen. Did he leave the room?"

"Not that I know of…" he trailed off.

"Then who wrote from your phone? Why was there a knife on the counter and why did the cameras go out?"

Taehyung cried closing his eyes. "I don't know."

Seokjin looked at him and rubbed his shoulders.

"Let's talk when we get home. I'm telling them I'm leaving." Seokjin walked away and Taehyung sat down on the couch by the door. Hoseok sat next to him. "You left from the dinner?"

"I told them I had to go to the bathroom. I can't believe my grandmother. I'm so sorry."

"Don't apologize for her."

"If it means anything. I believe you."

Taehyung's eyes widened. "But my story doesn't make sense."

"There's a lot of pieces missing but Kisang has a more violent nature than you. If we can find the missing pieces then we can put the picture together. You said Areum was there after everything. Did she see anything?"

Taehyung looked down at his lap and shook his head. "No, she didn't." He wiped his tears away and turned to Hoseok. "Thank you Hobi Hyung. Also don't mate that alpha."

"Trust me I won't." He smiled sadly.

"Maybe you should stand up to her and tell her you have someone. You deserve to be happy."

Hoseok hugged him. "Thank you and so do you."

Sangmi excused herself from the table and she and Seokjin stepped out.

"Grandma that really wasn't nice what you did to Taehyung."

She looked down. "You're right, I have to apologize to him. I guess I was so upset about Kisang, I didn't think how Taehyung could have been affected."

Seokjin nodded. "He's taking it really hard."

"You do know he's had a mental breakdown before right?"

"No, I didn't."

"His mental health is fragile so watch him closely."

"Ok."

"Convince him to talk to someone. I know a therapist if you need one."

"Ok, thank you Grandma."

"Tomorrow, I need you and Areum to come over."

"Why is that?"

"You'll find out when you get here." She smiled.

He nodded and he walked away. Sangmi's smile faded as she walked away.

 

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Taehyung and Seokjin got back in the house, he immediately kissed and hugged his pups before going up stairs. He took his medicine and laid on the bed. Seokjin sat next to him stroking his head.

"I think you should talk to a therapist."

He looked at his alpha. "A therapist?"

"You know someone who is unbiased to Kisang and you. Maybe a therapist can pull something out that we can't."

Taehyung sat up hugging his knees. "I'll try it."

Seokjin kissed his forehead. "Thank you baby, as I said we'll get through this."

The omega nodded. There was a knock on the door. 

"Come in." Seokjin said.

Areum came through the door and ran over to Taehyung wrapping her arms around him. He pulled her on his lap.

"Are you ok Areum?" 

She nodded.

"Oh Areum-ah, we have to go to Grandma's house tomorrow." Seokjin said.

"Papa comes too."

The alpha smiled and nodded. "Sure, Papa can come too. Do you want to sleep in the bed with us?"

She nodded. "Yes please."

"Of course princess." He kissed the top of her head. "I'm going to help Chanhee with Eunji and Sejun."

Taehyung nodded and Seokjin walked out of the room. Areum snuggled up with Taehyung as he stroked her hair.

"Papa, can I tell the truth now?"

"No baby, I don't want anyone questioning you. So stay quiet."

"But you're so sad these days." She pouted.

He gave her a sad smile. "I know honey but Papa will be ok, alright?"

"I will protect you Papa." She smiled at him. 

He kissed her forehead. "Thank you I know you will. I love you."

Areum held up her doll. "Hayoon loves you too."

He kissed the dolly's forehead. "I love her too." He hugged them tightly.

 

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Sangmi's smile slowly fell off her face when she spotted Taehyung. She looked at Seokjin.

"I thought I said just you and Areum?" She whispered.

"She insisted Taehyungie come. Is it a bad thing if he comes?"

"Not at all." She smiled. "Hi Taehyungie, I want to apologize for the other night that was inexcusable for what I did."

He looked at her before looking at his mate who gave him a hopeful stare. He refrained from rolling his eyes and forced a smile. "It's ok, no hard feelings." That was a lie. There were tons of hard feelings but he just swallowed his true words.

"So Grandma what is this about?" Seokjin asked as she escorted them to the living room. A doctor stood up and bowed his head.

"This Dr. Choi and Doctor, this is my grandson Seokjin, his mate Taehyung and their oldest pup Areum-ah."

He shook their hands and knelt down smiling at Areum.

"It's nice to meet you."

She gave a shy smile and hid behind Taehyung.

Seokjin tilted his head. "Why is there a doctor here? Is he here for Grandpa?"

"No honey, he's here for Areum."

Taehyung and Seokjin looked at each other and Seokjin shrugged.

"For what? She's completely healthy."

"If you don't mind Sangmi-ssi I can explain it to her parents."

She nodded and sat down as the small family did the same.

"There's been studies recently about alphas and omegas behavior patterns. There are now ways we can predict if a pup may present alpha or omega. Beta is still a little hard to predict but if the pup doesn't show behavior patterns of alpha or omega their chances of presenting beta is higher."

"And why are we doing this?" Taehyung looked at Sangmi.

"This is extremely beneficial, if Areum is indeed an alpha. We can start training her as the next leader."

"She's five." Taehyung tried to remain calm.

"I know you weren't brought up in a mafia home but this is how we do things. Seokjinnie was trained to be a leader as young as three."

Seokjin nodded and looked at Taehyung."It's true."

"But we never agreed to this and you haven't trained Areum or Sejun for anything."

"I was going to talk to you about starting their training when they turn six this November but if we can predict an alpha than we train that pup."

"I don't like this. What type of training?" He wrapped his arms around Areum.

"Taehyung, you know I listen to your requests and your opinions but in this case you don't get to say because this is mafia family tradition." He said gently and Taehyung looked down. Sangmi smiled softly.

"I will ask her a few questions. Come Areum-ah." He pointed to the table. She looked at Taehyung, he gave a soft nod. 

She walked over to the table and sat down.

"Do you like to color?"

She nodded, he handed her a piece of paper with crayons. When she began to color, he pulled out a pen and pad.

"How many siblings do you have Areum?"

"Two."

"What are they boys or girls?"

"I have a twin brother and a baby sister."

He wrote on the paper. "I see...and do you guys have a lot of toys?"

She nodded. "Yes."

"Do you have a favorite toy?"

"Yes."

"What is it?"

"My Uncle Jiminie got me a doll for my birthday. She's really pretty and I love her."

"Does she have a name?"

"Hayoon-ah."

"What a cute name. So what happens if your brother or sister touches Hayoon-ah?"

"I get really mad." 

"Why is that?"

"Hayoon is mine and I don't want anyone touching her."

"When you get mad at your brother and sister for touching her, what do you do?"

"I yell, sometimes I hit if Sejun doesn't listen to me when I want something back."

"Do you get in trouble?"

"Yes, I don't like getting into trouble."

He nodded. "In school do you have a lot of friends?"

"Yes, everyone always follows me and wants me to decide the games."

Taehyung's heart pounded into his chest. He always knew these traits his eldest daughter had and he always wondered about them but he didn't know if he liked Sangmi knowing this. He glanced at her and saw her smiling widely. 

He already saw the omega training book, he was terrified to think what the alpha one looked like.

"Areum, do you know what an alpha is?"

She looked at Seokjin. "Apa." He and Taehyung gave her a smile.

"Yes, do you know what alphas do?"

"Protect, make rules and lead." 

He nodded. "I'm sure if you present as an alpha you want to be an alpha like your Apa, right?"

"No…" she whispered softly staring at her paper not wanting to see her parents face.

Taehyung gripped his fists as Seokjin's heart broke.

"Why?"

"Apa doesn't protect Papa enough. Papa is really sad and Apa doesn't help him."

"Areum-ah," Taehyung said and she looked at him before looking down.

"I see." Dr. Choi wrote down on his paper.

"What do you see your parents relationship as?" She flinched and stared at her paper.

"Ok that's enough!" Taehyung snapped and stood up. "No more questions."

"You don't get to stop this!" Sangmi snapped walking over to Areum.

Taehyung turned to her growling. "Watch me! Areum, come." He held his hand out and she immediately went to him. "Who cares what she or any of them present as. Let them have a childhood first!" He snapped and took her out of the door.

They went to Hosoek's room, he knocked on the door.

"Come in." 

Taehyung opened the door and saw Hoseok sitting on his bed playing cards with Namjoon. He smiled.

"Hey guys! I didn't know you were coming."

"Can you watch her for a moment? Your grandmother had a doctor come over here and try to predict if Areum will be an alpha or not."

"What?" His eyes widened. He turned to Namjoon. "Can you watch her for a moment?"

"Sure. Areum let's play go fish."

"Ok!"

Hoseok ran after Taehyung to calm him down.

Sangmi looked at Seokjin when the doctor walked away.

"This why I told you to make him stick by the omega book! Now look where you are! He's already turned one of your pups against you. Soon before you know it, he'll have them all against you."

"Taehyung wouldn't-"

"Yes he would because he's done it already. He killed Kisang and even manipulated Areum into thinking you're the bad guy when it's him. Get your shit together Seokjin!" She snapped. "Are you going to run us into the ground just like your father?"

"No! I promise I won't. I'm just-"

"This is why you can't raise you Areum. You need to let her stay here with me and learn all she needs to learn."

He looked at her.

"Have I ever let you down?"

"No." He whispered.

"Then trust me, let me raise Areum."

"Are you fucking crazy?!" Taehyung snapped storming towards them with Hoseok doing his best to hold the raging omega back. "You're not raising Areum!"

"She will be better off here."

"No she won't! She's better off at home where she belongs!"

"Taehyung enough." Seokjin whispered.

"No Jin! Were you going to agree to this bullshit?!"

"I don't know yet."

"You're crazy! You both are!" He turned to Sangmi. "You're not getting any of my pups, not over my dead body!" He yelled.

She folded her arms staring at him.

"Taehyung enough!" Seokjin shouted and his mate stared at him in shock. Seokjin took a deep breath.

"Let's talk-"

"Fuck you!" Taehyung glared at him and stormed away.

Sangmi shook her head. "I may have to start preparing Jungkookie to take over. You're going to let Taehyung bring you down. You're dismissed, I don't want to look at you right now."

He gave a deep bow. "I'm so sorry Grandma." He whispered and walked out of the room.

Sangmi looked at Hoseok. "Shouldn't you prepare for your date?"

"Grandma, you can't take control of our lives like this." Tears formed in his eyes. "Your causing Taehyung and Hyung to fight over nothing."

"I'm the one who gave you the lives you have. Where's your father? He walked out on you three and our family. Where would you be without me?!"

"And we are grateful Grandma! You've raised us with love and protection but you have to let us live our lives the way we want. I'm in love with someone else. He's a beta but he's a great guy."

"Hoseokie, a beta can not protect you. Your grandfather happened to be a beta like no other but trust me even with alphas they gave him a hard time. Betas are meant to be secondary, they can't lead."

"I just want someone who makes me happy."

Sangmi sighed. "Let us have dinner with your beta and let me see the young beta you fell for. Is that fair?"

"Yes, thank you." He hugged her. "And please try to help Jin Hyung and Taehyungie out. They are trying."

"I will talk to them when all cools down."

Sangmi watched as Hoseok walked away. 

 

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Once home, Taehyung stormed towards their bedroom and Seokjin followed behind him. The door shut with a hard bang. Areum saw Chanhee sitting with Sejun and Eunji. She told Chanhee she had to use the bathroom and snuck upstairs. She pressed her ear to the door.

"Don't talk to me!" Taehyung snapped. "You dare yell at me!"

"You gave me no choice Taehyung! You can't just start yelling at my grandmother!"

"Why not? You're not going to put her in her place so someone has to do it!"

"Don't go there! But let's talk about you and the things you are telling Areum."

"What are you talking about?" Taehyung plopped on the bed.

"You told Areum those things about us!"

"I would never! I have never told her anything like that! I was just as shocked as you!"

"So where did she hear it from? She's with you all the time!"

" If you haven't noticed! Areum is very intuitive and observant. Maybe she's seen it! And if you're getting angry with me over this then maybe it's true!"

"I protect you!"

"No you don't!" Taehyung stood up glaring at him.

"Look what I did with the Kisang situation!"

"You did nothing to clear my name! You literally just brushed it under the rug with money! Everyone thinks I invited him over just to kill him! How can you protect me when you don't even believe me?!"

"Your story doesn't make sense!"

"Well that's the same way I feel about your stupid fucking mafia traditions! No one is training my pups until they are older!" Taehyung went into the bathroom and slammed the door.

Seokjin sighed and opened the bedroom door. His eyes widened when he saw Areum running away. He sighed deeply, trying to hold back tears as he walked out of the room.

 

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Hoseok smiled. "I'm excited that my grandmother is willing to see you and hear us out."

Namjoon chuckled as he leaned against the wall. "Does she know it's me?" He looked around the party they were at. He saw an alpha looking at them before walking away.

"No, but she will when she sees you." Hoseok pecked his lips and he sighed a bit.

"I just have a bad feeling about this." He sighed.

"I know my grandmother isn't the easiest person but she just wants the best for us but sometimes her approaches aren't the best. I just really wish she wasn't so harsh with Tae."

"Yeah and her waiting to raise Areum is going to cause major problems."

"I know. I'm the only solid backbone Tae has right now since Jin Hyung won't go against her."

Namjoon smiled and kissed the omega's forehead. "Thank god for you Sunshine. We should leave soon."

"Yeah I want to spend some time with you."

"Why leave so soon when you can stay and play?" 

They froze when a group of alpha's approached them. Namjoon threw Hoseok behind him and growled.

 

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The next morning Taehyung woke up to his cell phone ringing. He sat up and saw Areum, Sejun and Eunji wedged in between Seokjin and him. He stretched and answered the phone. "Morning Hobi Hyung." He stopped moving when he heard the older omega sobbing. "Hyung what happened? Are you alright?"

Seokjin immediately sat up. "What happened?"

"It's Hobi Hyung, he's extremely hysterical right now."

"Let see your phone."

Taehyung handed it to him. "Hoseokie, calm down please and tell me where are you?"

Chapter Text

TW: Mentions of rape, human trafficking and suicide

 

Hoseok slowly opened his eyes when the sun beamed in his eyes. He just laid there trying to process everything. He slowly picked up his head when he felt a draft, that was when he realized he was naked. He bolted up and everything came back hitting him hard. He cried out and looked around.

"Joonie!" He looked towards the closet and remember that was where they put him after beating him up.

He got off the bed and immediately hit the floor. His legs were weak and everywhere hurt so bad, it was unbearable. He crawled to the closet and pulled the door opened. He cried out when he saw his boyfriend beaten badly and not moving.

"Joonie! Joonie!" He grabbed his hand. The beta gave him a gentle squeeze. "I can't believe this happened." He sobbed. He spotted his clothes on the floor and he crawled over to it. He realized they were in a hotel room. What if their attackers came back to kill them? Ignoring the pain he got up on his feet and ran to the door. He put the top lock on and called Taehyung.

"Morning Hobi Hyung," his raspy voice answered.

Hoseok opened his mouth but just ended up sobbing.

"Hyung, what happened? Are you alright?"

He just slid down the wall. It hurt to sit. He ended up laying on his side.

"Hoseokie, it's Hyung. What happened?" The sound of his big brother's voice calmed him down a bit. "Talk to me Hoseokie."

"Hyung help us!" He sobbed. "Help us! We were attacked!" 

"Where are you?"

"In a hotel room. Joonie is beaten up badly and they...they...they raped me." He broke down.

"Call the front desk and inform them what happened. They will call the police, we're coming to you right now."

"Ok." Hoseok hung up and crawled to the bed. He grabbed the phone on the nightstand and called the front desk.

"I-I-I need help. My boyfriend was badly beaten and I was sexually assaulted." He cried.

The receptionist asked him for his name and room number. He hung up the phone and hugged Namjoon tightly.

 

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Sangmi rushed into the hospital, she entered Hoseok's room and cried out.

"Hosoekie, what happened?"

"I'm ok Grandma," he whispered.

"He's lying." Seokjin said folding his arms. "Tell her what happened Hoseokie,"

He gripped the sheets. "I'm tired, I just want to sleep right now." He laid in the bed and pulled the covers over his head.

"Hoseokie." Sangmi whispered. 

Seokjin walked with her out of the room.

"What happened?" She asked.

"He and Namjoon were attacked while at a party. Hoseok was sexually assaulted and Namjoon was beaten badly. He's still unconscious."

"Oh my god." She began sobbing. Seokjin hugged her tightly.

Taehyung came from down the hallway, his eyes hardened when he saw the older woman. Seokjin looked at him. "How's Namjoon?"

"He's still unconscious." He whispered.

Sangmi wiped her eyes. "Oh I didn't know you came along Taehyungie."

"Yeah, we're family." He said softly, keeping his eyes low.

Seokjin turned to his grandmother. "We have to go but if anything changes, please let me know."

"Not a problem." She smiled softly. Her eyes went to Taehyung who avoided her.

She went back into Hoseok's room and sat next to him stroking his head.

"Ah Hoseokie, I just don't understand why you didn't listen to me. I warned you that betas are not protectors like alphas."

Hoseok removed the covers from his head and looked at her. "I love him, Grandma."

"And I understand honey but if you were with an alpha this wouldn't have happened."

He cried. "But there were five of them, how can any person take on that many?"

"Alphas can trust me. For Namjoon-ah's protection, you shouldn't see him anymore. If you truly love him, you need to let him go." 

Hoseok stared at her for a moment. He then covered his face sobbing as she hugged him tightly. "Hoseokie, trust and listen to your Grandma she knows best."

"I know Grandma." He cried.

 

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Jimin walked inside the restaurant, he smoothed out his suit and walked to the table where Sangmi was sitting. She smiled and stood up.

"Jiminie, it's great to see you."

"You too Sangmi-ssi." She gave him a small hug and they sat down.

"How is Hobi Hyung?"

"He's hanging in there, taking each day step by step." 

"I hope they find whoever did this to them."

She nodded. "Me too." 

They sat doing idle chat until their lunch came. She placed a napkin on her lap and prepped her salad as Jimin did the same.

"Jiminie, I called you here today because I wanted to talk to you."

He smiled softly and nodded. "Ok."

"You're a bright young man with a great head on your shoulders."

His cheeks flushed. "Thank you."

"Have you spoken to Taehyungie lately?"

"Yes, I spoke to him today."

"How has he been to you?"

"It seems like he's trying to keep it together. The thing with Hobi Hyung really made him upset."

"I see..and regarding the Kisang incident. What are your thoughts on it?"

"Um, it's a really big unfortunate situation and I'm sad how things turned out."

"Taehyung is claiming that Kisang attacked him and he killed him to defend himself."

Jimin looked down. "I've heard the story," he whispered.

"His story doesn’t make sense."

"I know…" Jimin swallowed hard feeling the acid raise from his stomach into his throat.

"He's not in a mentally stable place right now."

"Yeah, but that's why he's going to get help. Jin Hyung set him up with a therapist."

"And he refused to see her."

Jimin pressed his lips together.

"You're the only one I know who can talk sense into him."

"I'm doing my best."

"Areum-ah will be an alpha."

Jimin's eyes widened. "She will?"

Sangmi nodded her head. "We had a developmental test done on her and the doctor is confident she will present as an alpha."

"Wow."

"Yes and I need to make sure she is as happy as possible. She will be the next leader after all. And with the way that Taehyung is, I don't want his toxicity getting to her. You know he told her that Seokjin doesn't protect him enough and Areum repeated it."

"I can't see Taehyung doing something like that." He gasped.

"Exactly! He's way out of character and I'm sure this is a cry for help. You should convince him to get help and let Areum stay with us. Chanhee can handle Sejun and Eunji but a young alpha can absorb all this negativity."

"But isn't this something he and Jin Hyung should talk about?"

"Yes but they are at odds right now so Taehyungie won't listen to him. I know he would normally go to Hoseokie but he's in no position to give out good advice. You're the only other person I know he would listen to."

"I don't know if separating Taehyung away from any of his pups is good. He loves them all and they are his reason for standing."

Sangmi cleared her throat and gently wiped her mouth. She stared Jimin in the eyes and he instantly froze.

"Jimin-ah, I thought you were the type that helps a friend in need."

"I definitely am." He said with urgency.

"Looking at Taehyungie does he need help?"

"He does." 

"Then help him get better. Tell him he's hurting not only Areum but all his pups as well. Tell him it's best for Areum to be away from the negativity so it doesn't affect her. Be that good friend I know you are, that same young man that asked me to be easier on his mentally weak friend." She placed her hand over his. "Let's help Taehyungie together."

He smiled softly and nodded. "Yes," tears brimmed his eyes. "I just want my best friend back and how things used to be." He cried softly. Sangmi patted his hand and handed him "You truly are rare Jimin-ah, a person with such a kind heart as you don't exist often. Taehyungie is lucky to have you."

Jimin smiled. "I love him with all my heart and just want the best for him."

"As do I." Sangmi smiled softly. "Also, I hope you and Jungkookie are planning on having pups soon. I want to see as many of my great grands as I can."

Jimin nodded. "Jungkook and I were thinking maybe another two or three years from now. I want to expand the store after Taehyungie gets better."

She frowned. "Two or three years is so far. I think you should do it sooner, you're not getting any younger." She then smiled at him. "I know you've read the omega handbook."

He nodded slowly wishing he could forget what he had read.

"Then you should know, you and Jungkookie should be trying now."

"I'm sorry."

"Don't be honey, I promise not to be harsh. We just need to extend our family, ok?"

He nodded. "Yes."

 

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Taehyung sighed deeply sitting in Namjoon's hospital room. He was hoping he would have awakened by now. It killed him that Hoseok became so withdrawn. He knew he needed Namjoon.

"Oh Taehyung-ssi, I didn't know you were here," Namgi said walking into the room.

"I usually come every day just to check on him and give Hobi Hyung an update."

"I see...what happened to them was so horrible."

"Yes, it really breaks my heart." He fought back tears.

"Same."

There was a knock on the door. "Dr. Kim you are needed in room 15." A nurse said.

"Thank you." He looked at Taehyung. "I'll be back but in the meantime can you make sure no one tries to give him anything. I'm the only one authorized to do so."

"No problem." The omega smiled. Namgi smiled back and walked out.

"Ah come on Hyung, wake up soon please. Hobi Hyung really needs you." He whispered.

The door opened and a male nurse walked into the room.

"Good afternoon, I'm here to give Namjoonie, his 12:00pm meds." He held up a needle and headed towards the IV. Taehyung jumped up.

"No!" 

The nurse jumped and looked at Taehyung. "I have the doctor's orders to do so."

"No. I just spoke with Dr. Namgi and he said only he can give him medication."

"Can you just let me do my job please?"

"No! I'm following the doctor's orders." He covered Namjoon's IV and the nurse glared at him.

The door opened and Yoongi walked in.

"What's going on?"

"I'm trying to do my job and this omega won't let me."

" This omega is very important. If he said no then he meant no, now scram." He snapped.

The nurse glared at him. "You people are crazy." He whispered under his breath as he stomped off.

"That was scary." He placed his hand on his chest as Yoongi furrowed his eyebrows.

"What do you mean?"

"Namgi Hyung told me not to let anyone give him medication and then suddenly this guy appeared as soon as he left."

"I'm getting him out of here."

"Let me help you. Do you think someone is trying to kill him?"

"I don't think he was meant to survive that attack so whoever it is that wanted him dead is trying to finish the job."

Taehyung felt pale but he helped Yoongi remove the tubes that were hooked up to him.

Namgi walked into the room with a wheelchair. "You move fast don't you Yoongi."

"You move faster I see, good thing telling TaeTae not to let anyone give him meds."

"I'm grateful he was here to help."

"Did you leave on purpose?"

"I did. I'm sorry for not saying any but I needed a raw reaction from you, so he didn't get alarmed."

Taehyung nodded and they placed Namjoon in the wheelchair. Yoongi wheeled him as Taehyung followed them.

A nurse from the shadows watched as they left with him. He walked into a dead-end hallway and made a call.

"He was just removed from the hospital. Should I pursue?"

"No, there will be a time to get him. Who took him away?"

"Yoongi and Taehyung."

"Hmmm…"

 

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Later that day Jimin walked into his apartment. He saw Jungkook going over some papers. 

"Hey babe." Jimin sat next to him and kissed his lips.

"Hey, where did you run off to?"

"Your grandmother called me for a lunch date."

"I see...how did that go?"

Jimin forced a smile. "It went great no problems at all."

"That's good. I wished my grandmother got along with TaeTae Hyung the way she does with you."

"Me too." A part of him wanted to tell Jungkook about the pups and Taehyung thing but he couldn't get himself to move.

He went into the bathroom to take a bath. He shut his eyes getting settled into the water. He knew how much Taehyung loved his pups. Overall he was a good father who just wanted the best for them. He really wanted the old Taehyung back and maybe concentrating on himself would be best for right now. He had listened to his best friend's story repeatedly and there were more questions than answers. But he also knew his best friend wouldn't kill someone like that. He ran his hand through his hair. He felt so conflicted. One thing was for sure, he didn't like that Sangmi was trying to pressure him into having a pup.

 

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The next day at a cafe, Taehyung smiled when Jimin walked towards him and Nari.

"Sorry, I'm late."

"You wouldn't be the Jimin we know and love if you weren't." Nari giggled.

"Yes," Taehyung agreed.

Jimin smiled softly and sat down. "How is everyone? It's been a while since we've all got together."

"True, I'm good," Nari said sipping her tea.

"I still can't believe you're a mommy now." Taehyung smiled at her making her blush.

"I know…it's so surreal but I love him so much. He's the best little pup ever."

"Awww," Taehyung and Jimin exclaimed.

"How are you doing Tae?" Jimin asked.

"I'm hanging in there, just trying to take it a day at a time."

"That's all that you can do." She rubbed his hand.

"I know with the kids it can be a lot."

"Chanhee has been sick lately but she’s helping as much as she can. Areum and Sejun are a bit more independent so it helps a lot, I just worry about Eunji in most cases.” 

Jimin nodded, he stared at his best friend. He always puts on a brave front but he knew he wasn’t ok. The bags under his eyes told enough and with Chanhee sick, all three of the kids were on him now.

He took a deep breath. "Just don't overwork yourself. You should know that you have a great support system if you ever need help use it."

"Thank you Jiminie." He smiled. 

"I think you should let the kids stay with Jin Hyung's grandparents for a little "

It became silent as Taehyung looked at his best friend. "Excuse me?" He cocked an eyebrow.

"I'm just saying for a little until you and Jin Hyung get things together."

He let out a scoff. "What are you talking about?! Why would give my pups to anyone?!"

"I'm not saying to give them up, just let them stay for a little until you two sort things out." 

Taehyung shook his head. "Fuck that! Why would you even say that?!” 

"I'm not trying to upset you Taehyungie I swear I’m not. But think about Areum, think about Sejun and Eunji. Should they see you and Jin Hyung fighting all the time? We know what Areum said about him protecting you. She shouldn't know that."

"That's not my fault! She's not stupid and she's very observant. I've never said that to her."

"I know you didn't but think about the environment they are in."

"Things wouldn't be like this if Jin told his fucking Grandmother to butt the fuck out!" He then paused and looked at Jimin. "Did you talk to her?"

"Taehyung I can see you're not ok. You look exhausted and worn out.” 

He turned to Jimin staring in his eyes. “Did you talk to her?” 

“I mean, we had lunch the other day.” He shrugged.

Taehyung sighed deeply shaking his head. “Jiminie, I know you are kind at heart and you only want to do what’s best for everyone. But you can’t. That kind bullshit needs to go out of the window. Sangmi will eat you alive. Knowing her, she’s probably going to pressure you into having a pup soon. You wanna know why? Because she wants control. She wants to control everything and she hates me because I’m a block.” 

Jimin’s face tightened as he tried to hold back tears. 

“You read that book, why the fuck would anyone want to raise their pup like that? And you think I’m gonna let her raise my oldest daughter because she thinks she’ll be alpha. I don’t even want to think about what she’ll teach her. You know why she confided in you because she knows how close we are. She figured you can convince me to give my pups to her.” 

Jimin swallowed hard. “I just wanted to help…” He looked down.

“I know but she’s using you as a pawn...against me.” 

Taehyung looked between his best friends. “You two aren’t safe because of me.” 

“What do you mean Taehyungie?” Nari sat forward.

“You got poisoned because of me and she’s messing with you mentally because of me…” Tears swelled in his eyes. “You guys should stay away.” 

“Taehyungie, no.” Nari cried. “You need us just as much as we need you!” 

He took both their hands. “I know but I don’t want anything happening to you two because of me. If Sangmi sees she can’t use you then she won’t bother you.” 

They stared at Taehyung who gave their hands a squeeze. “I’ll be ok and you two can see the pups whenever but this is the last time, we’ll hang out like this.”  He then got up and stormed off. Nari started to go after him but Jimin stopped her. She looked at him.

“I spent so long trying to play peacemaker and I somehow feel like I may have made things worse. Let’s start believing him.” 

“I just don’t want anything happening to him.” 

“Me neither but unlike us, Taehyungie’s always been a fighter.” 

 

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Taehyung walked out of the cafe and took a deep breath. He quickly turned when he saw a shadow from the alley approaching him. He held his hands up in defense when he was pulled behind a dumpster. When he didn’t feel anyone attacking him, he opened his eyes. His eyes grew wide when he saw Aesook standing there. He swallowed hard and his breathing increased. He hoped Hyunsik saw but seeing as he didn’t come, maybe he didn’t. 

She lit a cigarette and blew out smoke. “I’m not going to hurt you.” 

His eyes hardened. “Really? That’s a little hard to believe especially when you feel the need to pull me behind a dumpster in an abandoned alley.” 

She scoffed and inhaled the smoke before blowing it out again. “I would never do her a favor like that.” 

“What?” He furrowed his eyebrows.

“Sangmi, if I killed you that would be playing right into her hands. She’s a mastermind at setting shit up, I’ll give her that. Luckily I’m not stupid...or not on the level of stupid she thinks I am.” 

“What are you talking about?” 

“You killing Kisang, you think that all happened out of nowhere?” 

“It was self-defense. I swear to god it was!” He teared up.

She took another drag of her cigarette and nodded. “I know.” 

He furrowed his eyebrows. “You know?!” He scoffed. “You were just at my house screaming at me and calling me a murderer.” 

“And Sangmi said to me before we left ‘ I warned you not to cross me before you lost another pup. Let this be a lesson learned.’ Why would she say that unless she wanted this to happen.” 

“How the hell would she have set this up?! There’s a text from my phone going to Kisang’s asking him to come over. I would never invite him over. Let alone kill him with my pups in the house? You have to be a new level of sick to do that.” 

“I know.” She pulled out a cell phone and showed him the screen. “These are text messages between Sangmi and Kisang. She told him to tell the security that you invited him and she said she would handle the rest. Knowing her she expected you two to kill each other.” 

“This is the proof I need! Give this to me so I can show Jin!” 

She immediately put the phone away. “No way! If I get involved in any way she’ll have my family slaughtered. She told me to stay away. I have lost two pups and have three left. I’m taking her words this time.” 

Taehyung glared at her. “Things wouldn’t have happened if you didn’t cause problems.” 

“I had to fight for my son. He was trained to be Seokjin’s mate and as soon as the doctor confirmed he was infertile. Sangmi kicked us to the side and instead encouraged Kisang to be there for Seokjin sexually. And Seokjin did it without thinking about my son.” 

“Jin said they were friends with benefits and he always told Kisang how he feels. Even when Jin and I first met, he had never played with my feelings. He told me from the first day where he stood. Maybe Kisang ignored that and thought Jin would change his feelings. Jin is not a user.” 

Aesook stared at him. “You defending Jin is just like a true mate but will he do the same for you?” 

Taehyung pressed his lips together, he didn’t know what hurt more. Being asked this question or knowing the answer.

“Then again he would, just not against Sangmi. The smart thing to do would be to just leave your pups and go. Seokjin’s mother disappeared and so did Jungkook’s mother.” 

“Not without my pups I refuse. I’ll die before letting her get to them.” 

“Then you better gear up for a battle you’re going to lose.” She smiled and walked away. Taehyung leaned against the building and sighed deeply. He walked out of the alley, he didn’t know what to think anymore.

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Jimin stood in the kitchen cooking, he looked up when the doorbell rang. He looked at the monitor and tilted his head when he saw Sangmi. He immediately opened the door.

“Oh Sangmi-ssi, I’m sorry I was expecting you over so suddenly.” He smiled softly. She looked at him from head to toe as she stepped inside.

“Sorry for just coming without calling but Jiminie, what’s with your outfit?” 
He noticed he was wearing his sweatpants and a t-shirt. “Oh um, I just finished showering and I wanted to cook before putting my other clothes on.” 

“I hope Jungkookie doesn’t come home and see you like that.” 

“I promise he won’t.” He rushed over to the stove and turned it down. 

“How did your talk with Taehyungie go?” She asked as she sat on the stool. He froze for a moment. He then turned to her.

“He said we should end our friendship,” he swallowed hard. “He said it was obvious I don’t have his best interest and he stormed away from me and our other friend.” 

She sighed deeply. “He’s so stubborn, he’s going to run those poor pups in the wrong direction. I worry about them, especially Areum-ah. Don't you agree, Jimin-ah?”  She stared sharply at him making him look away.

“Taehyungie loves his pups though, he would rather stand in harm's way than to let anything happen to them. He’s always put them first.” 

“Speaking of which, I have something for you.” She went into her purse and pulled out a pack of pills.

“What’s that?” He furrowed his eyebrows.

“You take this when you’re in a preheat and it will make your chances of conceiving higher. I had a talk with Jungkookie the other day and he said he would like to have pups but he’s waiting on you.” 

Jimin gave a slow nod. “I’m not sure if I’m ready yet…” 

“Tsk, Jiminie, you read the omega handbook right? When your mate wants a pup, you do it. My Jungkookie is ready so you need to give him what he wants.” It made him shiver with fear, her words were soft but her tone was cold as ice. He almost questioned if she was an alpha or not.

He ended up nodded. “I’ll talk it over with him tonight.” 

“Good, I know you’re heat will be towards the end of the month so I expect to hear good news by next month.” 

“You know when my heat is?” 

“Oh, I know when all of your heats are. It’s important to keep track.” She smiled softly. He nodded and forced a smile.

“I’ll see myself out.” 

When the door shut Jimin let out a breath he didn’t realize he was holding. He wanted to kick himself. How blind could he have been? Or more importantly deaf, when his best friend told him over and over. Sangmi was another kind of scary. If she came after him, he knew he wouldn’t be able to handle himself as Taehyung could. He was in trouble.

 

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Taehyung went to see Hoseok. He saw the older omega sitting on the bed looking spaced out. 

“Hobi Hyung, are you ok?” 

“Mmm,” he gave a sleepy nod. 

Taehyung ran his hand through the omega’s brown hair. “Hyung, you don’t seem like yourself.” 

“I’m just sleepy.” He went to grab his cover but his hand just flopped on the bed. 

“Did you have medicine?” 

“I don’t know.” He laid back and Taehyung placed the covers over him. “Hyung…” 

“Is Joonie alright?” 

“He’s still unconscious,” he whispered.

Hoseok pulled the covers over his head and sobbed. “This is all my fault.” 

“Hyung, no,” he hugged him. “You both are the strongest people I know. Jin is searching for who did this to you. Do you remember seeing anyone?” 

He shook his head. “I don’t remember any faces.” he cried.

“It’s ok, Jin will find other ways. Just try to rest. You will get justice.” 

Hoseok just sobbed, he stayed with the older omega until he fell asleep. He left out of his room and overheard two maids saying Sangmi was at a luncheon so they could relax. He stood there thinking for a moment. If he was going to prove her wrong, he needed to either find Seokjin, Hoseok and Hojin’s father, Seokjin’s mother, Jungkook’s father or mother. He leaned against the wall. How to find people who fell off the grid? If he remembered correctly, Seokjin’s mother left, Hoseok and Hojin’s omega father died, Jungkook’s mother left and Jungkook’s father...his father was in a mental institution. He never heard anyone talk about him. There had to be some files on him.

He went from room to room to see what he could find. He spotted an office and slipped inside. He shut the door behind him and looked around. The office was very clean and spotless. 

He opened the draws and searched through the folders but saw papers he didn’t understand. A part of him even asked himself what was hoping to accomplish by doing this. Another part of him was scared...no terrified. What if he got caught? He shook his head, he couldn’t think of that. He went to the other side of the draw and went through the files. He saw a folder that said Happy Heaven Mental Institute. He opened the folder, it filled with payment receipts, Jungkook’s father was staying there for 10K every month. He looked at the pictures. Was this place worth it? He saw a diagnosis page. He was suffering from severe depression, constant suicide watch, self-harm, illusions, hysteria and sleep deprivation. He was an omega. Taehyung took a picture of the address and the name. He put everything back and rushed from the office. As he sped down the hall he nearly bumped into Sangmi.

“Oh Taehyung-ah, what are you doing here?”

“I came to see Hobi Hyung and Sanghoon-ssi but he was sleeping so I didn’t want to disturb him.”

“I see...thank you for checking on them. How is Chanhee? I heard she’s still sick.” 

“She’ll get better.” 

“I heard you threw Jimin to the curb, what a good friend you are.” 

Taehyung shrugged. “Well, that’s what he gets for listening to you. I don’t need a friend like that. I’m not giving up Areum or any of my pups.” 

“I have experience raising alphas, you don’t.” 

“That’s ok, I’ll take my chances.” 

She frowned. “You’re very stubborn. I’m starting to understand why your mother never loved you.” 

Taehyung paused for a moment, her comment stung but he kept his composure and just smiled. “I guess it’s a good thing I’ve dealt with one evil woman so in case another came into my life I knew how to handle her.” 

Sangmi’s face grew tight and she glared at him. “You can’t raise Areum right.” 

“Just because it’s not your way doesn’t mean it’s not right. I’ll say it once and I’ll say it again, it’ll be over my dead body before you get my pups.” He growled at her. 

“Be careful what you wish for.” 

“I’m not scared.” He then walked away. She glared his back before going into Hoseok’s room. He looked at her and cowered back some. 

“Have you made a decision?” 

“Not yet.” He whispered.

“You can’t avoid it forever. If you don’t want Jaejoon then I’ll introduce you to someone else but by the end of this year you will be mated to an alpha.” 

He put his head under the covers as she walked out of the room. She went into her bedroom where Sanghoon slept. She poured him some water and woke him up.

“Honey drink this.” 

“Hmm, thank you.” he weakly sat up, his trembling hand held the glass. 

“Let me do it.” She placed the water to his lips. “Did you eat your dinner?” 

“I did,” 

“Ok, your medicine?” 

“Not yet.” 

“I’ll get it for you.” She went over to his pill container and handed him his medicine.

“Thank you, love. I know I haven’t been out of bed but how is everyone doing? I haven’t seen Hoseokie.” 

“Hoseokie is fine dear, he’s thinking about finally getting a mate and Jungkookie and Jiminie are thinking about making a pup by the end of this month.” 

“That’s great. I hope I get well enough to see their pups. How’s Jinnie and Taehyungie?” 

“They are fine.” 

He smiled. “Knowing that makes me feel at ease.” 

“Sleep darling.” She kissed his forehead. She glanced at him once more before leaving the room. 

 

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Chanhee looked at Taehyung in shock. “What?” 

“You’re dismissed.” 

“Taehyung, I know I’ve been sick lately but I promise to get better. Please don’t kick me out of their lives.” she cried.

He placed his hands on her shoulders. “Listen to me, your sickness came out of nowhere and it’s too strange. I don’t know if you’re in danger or not.” 

“Danger of what?” 

“Everyone around me is a target. I want you to be safe so I need you to go back home. If I can get things back to normal then you can come back but as of right now it’s best for you to leave. I already called your mother, she’s on her way to get you. Whatever you have here that’s not sentimental, leave it and I’ll buy your wardrobe. Guys, come in and say bye.” 

She began sobbing when the kids cried hugging her. She then looked at Taehyung.

“Will you be alright?” 

He nodded. “I will.” He had hoped. 

 

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Nari went into the room where Namjoon was staying with fresh bandages and some food. She gasped when she saw him sitting up.

“Oh Joonie Oppa, you woke up. Yoongi he’s up!” She called out and rushed over to him. “Are you alright?” 

“My body feels like it’s been hit by a train but I guess there are worse things than that.” He sighed. She placed the tray on the nightstand and turned on the light. It broke her heart seeing how badly he was injured. Yoongi came in and he placed his hand on Namjoon’s shoulder.

“I just called your brother, he’s on his way here.” 

“Why did you take me from the hospital?” 

“Someone was trying to kill you.” 

“I figured as much. I don’t think I was meant to survive.” 

“Me neither,” Yoongi whispered.

“Where’s Hoseok?” 

“Home, he hasn’t left since he was released from the hospital.” 

Namjoon sighed deeply. Yoongi’s cell phone rang.

“Hey Jin Hyung, what’s up? Ah, ok I’m coming now. Oh yeah and Joonie woke up. Ok, bye. Jin Hyung said he’ll come by tomorrow to see you. Right now we got bigger shit to worry about.” 

“What do you mean?” Namjoon furrowed his eyebrows.

“Some more girls went missing. Jin Hyung thinks there’s a human trafficking ring somewhere in the city and he wants it destroyed.” 

“I wish I could help.” 

“Worry about getting yourself together first.” He then looked at Nari. “Namgi will be here. He knows the passcode so he can just enter. If anyone else knocks you know not to answer and there’s a gun hidden on the top shelf of the bookcase inside a book that says Map of the Soul.” 

She nodded. “Ok.” 

He kissed her lips and left. 

“Here, Oppa, eat something, I’m sure your brother will want to see your wounds so I’ll wait before changing your bandages.” 

“Thank you Nari, oh and I know he mentioned the gun on the bookcase but you know he’s got a gun planted in every corner of your apartment right?” 

She giggled. “Yes, there’s four hidden in our bedroom.” 

Namjoon chuckled.

 

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Taehyung walked up to the institution and removed his mask as he approached the doors. He looked behind him to make sure no one followed him. He told Hyunsik he really needed some fresh air and he would bring mace with him. He took a deep breath and entered the building. He still didn’t have all his thoughts together as he walked over to the receptionist’s desk. She smiled at him.

“Hello good evening.” 

“Hi good evening. I’m here to visit a patient.” 

She nodded. “Ok, what’s the patient’s name?” 

“Kim Ki-Ki-Kinam.” 

She turned to the computer and her smile instantly fell off her face. She looked at Taehyung for a moment. “Excuse me.” She got up and went into an officer were some other works sat. They looked at him and turned to the phone. Taehyung swallowed hard, should he just leave? Maybe this wasn’t a good idea after all. Shortly the receptionist came back and smiled.

“Your name please?” 

“Kim Taehyung,” She wrote down his name and gave him a visitor’s pass. He was escorted to the visitor’s room. He slowly sat at a table. 

It was just like the movies, the walls and floors were pure white. The floors smelt like strong pine sol. It burned his nose some. He briefly covered his stinging nostrils and cleared his throat.

The doors opened and a tall slender man with wild black hair was escorted through the doors. He knew immediately this was Jungkook’s father. The young alpha was identical to him.

The man clearly looked confused when he reached the table where Taehyung was. He sat down, his wrists were cuffed together and the amount of security made him realize he was high risk. 

The security gave them some room but was within reach in case something happened.

“And you are?” 

“Hi, I’m sorry to bother you like this.” He bowed his head. “My name is Kim Taehyung and I’m Seokjin’s mate.” 

His eyes widened at the mention of his nephew. He stared Taehyung over. “You’re an omega.” 

“Yes.” 

Kinam chuckled. “I guess you learned the hard way how much it sucks being an omega.” 

“It isn’t pleasant.” He admitted.

“So what do I owe for this visit? The last time I’ve seen anyone my son was five. I’m pretty sure he’s not five anymore.” 

“No, he’s mated actually.” 

Kinam scoffed. “How unfortunate for you two.” 

“Why do you say that?” 

“Is that why you’re here? My mother must’ve driven you into one hell of a corner to make you come here. You do know that my mother has set up to be notified if anyone comes and visits me. The only reason you’re sitting here in front of me is because she gave permission.” 

Taehyung froze.

Kinam chuckled and leaned back in his seat. “You don’t really think you were being sneaky, do you? Were raised in a mafia family?” Taehyung shook his head no. “Then my mother is going to eat you alive. Your best bet is to leave. Grab whatever you can and just disappear.” 

“Not without my pups.” 

“You have pups?” 

“Two girls and a boy.” 

“She won’t let you take the pups with you. To her omegas are just good for breeding that’s all.” 

“Your partner was an alpha, right? And she just left?”

“We managed to conceive Jungkookie but after that, we couldn’t conceive anymore. So my mother ran her off and went to hook me up with another alpha.” 

Taehyung’s eyes widened. “How did you end up here?” 

He leaned forward. “Because I rather be labeled a crazy lunatic than a pawn in my mother’s breeding shop.” 

The younger omega stared at him. “So none of your symptoms are true…?” 

They stared at each other and Kinam smiled so softly it was almost filled with sorrow.

“No one will believe you if you tell them. The way I acted, everyone saw me have a mental breakdown . I’m one hell of an actor.”  he shrugged.

“Times up.” The security guards said and Kinam stood up.

“You came here for advice? Here’s my advice, forget your pups and get the hell out of there. If not, then you may end up dead.”

Taehyung stood up. “What’s your brother’s name?” 

“Kunwoo Hyung? He’s not there?” 

Taehyung shook his head. “I never met him.” 

“Wow, Eomma you are vicious. Good luck kid.” He was taken into the next room and Taehyung sat there for a moment trying to process everything. He was fine but he faked crazy so he didn’t have to deal with her. A cold sweat rolled down his back. He was scared, he was scared shitless. There was no one way he could take Sangmi on alone but his only other allies Hoseok and Namjoon were both down.

He got up and walked out of the building. He froze when he saw Seokjin leaning against his car. The alpha’s eyes burned into his.

“Get in the car.” He spat and got inside. Taehyung tried calming his breathing as he got in the passenger seat. 

Nothing was said the entire ride home, a part of him was hoping, he could just go into his room and go to sleep without a fight. Honestly, he didn’t know. He had never his mate this angry before. He was practically steaming from the ears. 

They walked into the house and Taehyung saw other shoes. He followed Seokjin to the living room and his heart dropped when he saw Jimin and Jungkook whose eyes were red and puffy. Sangmi sat on a lone chair, legs crossed and composed as ever.

She looked at Taehyung. “Mind telling us why were you visiting my mentally disturb son?” 

Taehyung looked down.

“Why Taehyung?” Seokjin asked, his voice cracked. “What are you trying to prove?” 

“I just wanted to know why he was there.” He whispered.

“You could’ve asked!” His mate snapped. “Uncle Kinam breaking down is sensitive to us all! That was a major slap in the face!” 

Jungkook put his head down trying to hold back tears. Jimin rubbed his back.

Taehyung looked at Sangmi who smiled softly. Anger filled his body, he wanted nothing more than to slap that goddamn smile off her face.

“He said it’s not true.” He said. The room grew painfully silent.

“I was there when my uncle had a mental breakdown! I was ten! I know what I saw!” 

“And I’m telling you he and I had a stable conversation. He told me Sangmi-ssi is dangerous!” 

“So that’s what this is about?” Sangmi said. “You wanted to find dirt on me?” 

“You’re trying to steal my pups from me! You want me out of the way so you can raise them!” 

“Taehyung enough,” Seokjin said.

“I spoke to Aesook and she showed me text messages of Kisang and her texting! She was the one who told him to tell the security guards I invited him over.” 

“ENOUGH!”  Seokjin shouted and Taehyung instantly cowered back even Jimin cowered a bit. Taehyung and Seokjin’s eyes met. “First the situation with Kisang and now my grandmother Taehyung…I’m defending you and trying to help you and you keep making things worse.” He shook his head as tears fell from his eyes. “Go to the room.” 

“Jin listen to me!” Taehyung cried.

“GO!” He shouted Taehyung felt so overwhelmed from Seokjin’s pheromones he ran into their room. 

Areum ran from the kitchen.

Seokjin approached her. “Areum, why are you-” He stepped back when she fiercely growled at him.“I hate you Appa! I hate you!” She screamed out and ran after Taehyung. 

Seokjin dropped his head. Sangmi placed her hand on his shoulder. “She’s just going through a lot right now. Let her calm down. I’ll take the kids for the night.” 

Jimin looked at her before standing up. “Actually, Kook-ah and I were going to take the kids.” 

She looked at him, “are you sure you won’t be busy Jiminie?” 

He swallowed hard and gripped his fists at his sides. “No, and besides Kook-ah and I don’t get to spend much time with them. Right babe?” He looked at Jungkook who nodded.

“Yeah, we can take them, Grandma.” 

She looked at Jimin and smiled. “Ok, now that that’s settled.” 

“I’ll bring you home Grandma,” Seokjin said he walked out of the living room. 

Taehyung thanked Jimin when he offered to take the pups. Once everyone left, Taehyung sat on the bathroom floor staring at his anxiety pills. He grabbed four and took them. He felt so stupid. Why did he think anyone would believe him? Why did he think Seokjin would believe him? Was leaving his only option? Leaving...without his pups? He grabbed his head and screamed out as he sobbed hysterically. 

 

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When Namjoon woke up again, his brother was there talking with Nari. 

“Oh Joon-ah, you’re up.” 

“I didn’t realize I fell asleep.” He groaned slowly sitting up. “How am I doing?” 

“Could’ve been worse but you’re breathing right?” 

“Yeah.” He smiled softly.

“I have something more important to talk to you about.” 

Namjoon looked at his brother who sat down. “I was finally able to get my hands on Nari’s files.” He looked between the omega and beta.

“How? You said they had that buried.” 

“The doctor who was guarding it, died this morning. During the commotion, I grabbed the file.” 

“Very like you.” Namjoon smiled when Nari gave him water. “Thank you.” 

“You’re welcome.” 

“It is, well there were high traces of poison in Nari’s system.” They both froze.

“So the doctor lied?” Nari gasped.

“That doctor was hired by the Kim family. Sangmi-ssi to be specific.” 

“Oh my god, so why didn’t I die?” 

“That’s a good question,” Namjoon said. 

“It’s simple, that poison was designed to attack male omegas, specifically attack their uterus killing them from the inside out.” 

Namjoon swallowed hard. “So in other words...if Taehyung or Jimin had drunk that…” 

“They would’ve died immediately.” 

Nari covered her mouth as tears fell from her eyes.

“Shit, but who did that? I checked the cameras with Jin Hyung and no one put anything in the cup.” 

“How did the cup get in the kitchen. Was it taken from a cabinet?” 

“No, Sangmi-ssi had the cup in her hand already.” 

“So we need to see where she took the cup from.” 

Namjoon swallowed hard. “I’ll go to Hoseok, there’s something important I want to talk to him about anyway.” 

 

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Jimin closed the door to the spare room where the kids slept. Jungkook sat on the couch staring at his hands. Jimin sat next to him.

“Are you ok?” 

“I’m trying to be. TaeTae Hyung really hit a sore spot.” 

“Please don’t hate him. He must’ve felt his back against the wall to do something like that.” Jungkook looked at him.

“I don’t hate him. I’m just hurt.” 

Jimin stood up. “What if...what if what Tae says isn’t wrong?” 

Jungkook furrowed his eyebrows. “About what?” 

“About everything.” 

“You think my grandmother is a bad person?” 

Jimin froze from the harsh accusation. “I won’t say bad person but maybe she’s made some rash decisions that could be harmful.” 

“My grandmother would never!” He snapped.

“You don’t know that Jungkook! She’s been very passive-aggressive towards Taehyung.”

“And you think she would send Kisang to try to kill him? Or better yet you think she would have my father sent to the mental house knowing there’s nothing wrong with him? Do you hear yourself?!” 

“I’m just saying it's possible! Taehyungie wouldn’t just shout those things out for no reason!”

“Jin Hyung has told me, he’s been worrying about his mental state ever since the Kisang incident.” 

“I will admit that Taehyungie hasn’t been at his best but do you blame him?!” 

“Blaming our grandmother for those things isn’t fair. She raised us and made us who we are today. She may not be perfect but she’s a good person!” 

“Did you tell your grandmother that you wanted pups?” 

He shrugged. “I told her it would be nice but I know you’re busy with work.”  Jimin showed him the pills she gave him. “What’s that?” 

“These are pills to increase chances of conception. Why would she give these to me?” 

“She’s just trying to help.” 

“That’s invasive and controlling Jungkook.” 

“So you think my grandmother is a bad person?” 

“No, I’m not saying that but maybe either you or Jin Hyung need to tell her to step back.” 

“You wouldn’t understand, you came from a household with a mother and father that was filled with love and TaeTae Hyung didn’t get that love at all. You both don’t get how we feel! Stop attacking our grandmother!” He stormed into their bedroom and slammed the door. Jimin sighed deeply and ran his hand through his hair. 

“Uncle Jiminie,” 

He whipped around and saw Areum standing in the doorway holding her doll. He ran over to her. “What’s wrong Areum-ah, you can’t sleep?” 

“Is Papa ok?” She cried.

He wiped her tears. “Papa is going to be fine. He and Appa are kinda fighting right now but it’s normal. Adults tend to fight a lot but they still love each other.” 

Areum hugged her doll and looked down. “I don’t want to go to Grandma’s. She wants to train me and I don’t want to do that.” 

“You can stay here ok? Uncle Jiminie will protect you until Papa comes and gets you.” 

She began crying. “This is all my fault.” 

“What? Areum-ah, no, this has nothing to do with you.” 

She shook her head. “Papa told me not to say anything but-but-but-I saw what happened. Uncle Kisang attacked Papa first.” She buried her face into her doll sobbing. Jimin became pale.

Chapter Text

TW: Mentions of rape, suicide attempt, mild violence and some heavy angst

 


 

November 10th,1998

 

"Seokjinnie." Sangmi smiled. He stood up and looked at his family. The five-year-old looked at his uncle Kinam who was holding his new baby cousin Jungkook. His younger twin brothers Hoseok and Hojin sat eager to eat. He then looked at his grandparents who smiled brightly at him. He reached in his pocket and pulled out a piece of paper.

“It’s your birthday Grandpa and I wrote something for you.” 

Sanghoon placed his hand on his heart smiling happily. The doors opened and Kunwoo stepped inside.

“Sorry, I’m late.” 

Sangmi sighed. “I told you dinner time was 5:00 on the dot.” 

“I apologize.” He bowed his head. 

“Appa!” Hoseok smiled happily.

“Hoseokie.”  Sangmi said and he looked down. “Continue Seokjinnie.” She smiled softly.

He glared at his father before looking down at the paper. “Today is your birthday Grandpa and you get to spend another year with us all. You have been such an…” he stared at the paper for a moment. “In-in-in-flu-ence in my life. When I have a nightmare you tell me a bedtime story. When I’m sick you rub my tummy and you’re always there. I love you very much and I will write a longer letter next year for you.” He smiled and everyone clapped.

“Aww thank you Jin-ah.” He hugged his oldest grandson. Seokjin looked at the empty seat next to his father and slowly sat down.

“Good job Jin-ah.” He said and the young boy looked down at his hands.

“Thank you,” he replied dryly.

Kunwoo looked away. “Happy birthday Abeoji.” 

“Thank you Kunwoo-yah.” 

It was silent at the table until Jungkook began crying. Kinam gently rocked him.

“Shh, shh, come on Jungkook,” he whispered.

“Kinam, you’re not holding him correctly. He doesn’t like to be held like that.” Sangmi said.

“I always hold him this way.” 

“That’s why he’s fussy, hold him up a bit more.” 

“He’s only two months, I can’t hold him up.”

Sangmi sighed deeply. “Kinam, have I taught you nothing?” She got up from her seat and took Jungkook from him. She showed him how to hold the pup. "This is how you do it."

"I'm sorry, this is my first time raising a pup unlike you who had to raise your whole family and then some.” He snapped. Kunwoo looked down as Sangmi glared at her youngest son.

“Kinamie, let’s have a peaceful dinner,” Sanghoon said. “Your mother is just trying to help. I know having a baby is a lot especially when you’re still young but it is a responsibility that you chose.”

“I chose?! I’m sixteen!” He snapped. “Do you think I wanted a baby?! I was told that’s what I should do!” He glared at Sangmi.

“You were irresponsible and I made you take responsibility.” 

Kinam slammed his fists on the table. “I hate you!” 

“Kinamie!” Sanghoon said.

“Your wife is the fucking the devil!” He stormed out of the private sitting room.

Sangmi sighed when Jungkook began crying as she rocked him. “I’m the devil he calls me,” she sniffled. “I just try my best for this family.” She looked at Sanghoon. “Is it my fault I’m a natural caregiver? I saw my mother get murdered and I had to take over. All I want to do is help our family and continue to strive.” 

Sanghoon rubbed her back. “You’re doing you’re best honey, you’ve been through so much but only you can keep this family together.” He wiped her tears.

Kunwoo pressed his lips together and glanced at Seokjin who was intently watching everything. “Jinnie, let’s go for a walk until the food gets here.” 

“Good idea.” Sanghoon smiled at his oldest. 

Kunwoo took his son’s hand and they walked out. “How’s school?”

“Good.” He replied softly. “Why did Uncle Kinam call Grandma a devil?” 

Kunwoo sighed and knelt in front of his son. “Do you think I’m a bad Appa?” 

“Yes.” He answered bluntly.

Kunwoo swallowed his hurt. “Sometimes parents mean well but the delivery is bad. Grandma has helped Uncle Kinam in ways that may not have been good so he’s angry like you’re angry with me.” 

“You’re never around and you pick me up late from school.”  

“I know and I’m sorry bud, I really am. Appa works a lot.” 

“You work too much,” 

He gave Seokjin a sad smile. “I have to, Grandpa isn’t as strong as he used to be so I kinda have to take over. You know you’re training that you do?” He nodded. “That’s to help you learn so when the day comes, you will be the next mafia boss. Just know that I love you and your brothers.” 

“Eomma didn’t love me.” he looked down.

“Jinnie…” He swallowed hard. “About that, your Eomma-” 

“The food is done.” He whipped around and saw Sangmi standing behind him with narrowed eyes. Kunwoo stood up. “Jinnie, you go first.” 

“Ok!” He walked around the corner but stood there and peaked at his grandmother and father.

“Don’t stir the pot.” She warned him.

“What’s wrong with saying the truth? He should know.” 

“The truth is what I say. Now go find your brother so he can tend to Jungkookie.” 

“You know having a baby wasn’t his choice.” He whispered.

Sangmi looked at him. “I promised my father I will bring greatness to this family. Right now we are barely holding on because Kinam is an over-emotional omega and you’re a useless beta. You both aren’t doing anything to help keep this family afloat but I promise you, my grandchildren will do better. They will be the ones to bring honor to this family.” 

“Seokjin will most likely be either an omega or beta.” 

“I will raise him to put this family first, so will Jungkookie who will be an alpha.” 

“And if he’s not?” 

“Then Kinam will have another baby,” 

“Eomma, that’s cruel.” 

“This is a mafia family, life is cruel. This family will be on top just wait. Either you will be with us or not.” 

“I don’t support your methods.” 

She stepped towards him looking him in the eyes.“Then stand aside.”  her words were soft but he felt like he got paper cuts all over his body. He stared at her before looking ahead and saw Seokjin. The pup gasped and ran back to the room. 

 

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“Jin, I want you on my team!”

“No, I want Jin on my team!”

“No! Jin had to be on my team!”

“Guys wait…” The young boy said softly.

“Seokjin-ah,” The teacher walked into the classroom.

“Yes.” 

“Your driver is here to get you.” 

He looked at the time. “But it’s not time to leave yet.” 

“Your grandmother is signing you out.” 

“Ok!” He smiled and gathered his things. He walked down to the main desk where a guy wearing all black with shades was standing. 

“Seokjin-ah, Sangmi-nim is waiting for you in the car.” 

“My grandmother? You don’t smell familiar.” He said staring at him.

“I’m a new driver. I just started today and I was eager to meet you.” He smiled. “Come, your grandmother has a fantastic surprise for you.” He reached in his pocket and gave Seokjin a lollipop. 

He took his hand and left out the school with the man. He got in the car and the car sped off. 

 

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Kunwoo cursed under his breath as he jumped out of the car looking at his watch. He could never keep track of time. He ran to the main office.

“Hi, I’m so sorry I’m late. Where is Seokjin-ah?” 

“Kim Seokjin?” The woman spoke and he nodded.

“He left earlier. There was a note from your mother saying she was taking him early.” 

“Oh?” He furrowed his eyebrows. He sighed to himself, his mother was surely going to rip him another one. “Ok, thanks.” He walked out of the office and stopped at the door. The feeling in his stomach was odd but he ignored it and headed home. 

He rushed through the door and saw Kinam walking around trying to soothe his crying infant. 

“Nam-ah, is Jinnie here?” 

“No,” He said. “You better go pick him up before Eomeoni finds out.” 

“But his school said he was already picked up and she wrote a letter signing him out.” 

Kinam shook his head. “I didn’t see him,” 

“Where is Eomeoni?” 

“In the office. Ah Jungkookie please stop crying for fucks sake!”  he snapped.

“Nam-ah,” the omega looked at him, “patience, you have to get to know him just as much as he has to get to know you. He may feel your disconnection to him,”

The young omega scoffed. “Well, Eomeoni did make the decision for me to have him once she found out I was pregnant. I never wanted to have a baby so there’s a lot of disconnection here.” 

“It’s not his fault.” He said softly to his younger brother making him look down. “He’s innocent so don’t take that out on him. Just give him love, kiss him and talk to him. It’ll get better, turn your negative into a positive that’s the best thing you can do.”  With that, he headed down to the hall. 

Kinam sat on the couch staring at the small pup. “You do look like me, don’t you little guy?” Tears fell from his eyes.

Kunwoo knocked on the office door.

“Come in.” He heard his mother say, he opened the door.

“Eomeoni,” she looked at him. “Did you sign Jinnie out of school today?” 

“Were you late picking him up again? What have I told you about picking him up late?! Bring him here?” 

“I don’t have him! The school said you signed him out early and a driver picked him up.” 

“I did no such thing!” She snapped. They stared at each other before going pale. 

“Was he kidnapped?!” Kunwoo panicked.

“What happened?” Sanghoon walked into the office. 

“Jinnie was kidnapped.” Kunwoo cried out.

“Wait don’t panic,” Sangmi said and turned to her computer. The phone rang and the room became silent. Sanghoon walked to the phone.

“Hello Kim residence.” He placed the phone on speaker.

“Kim Sanghoon,” A deep voice said and they all grew tense. It was the voice of Kang Jaewok, their pain in the ass enemy.

“Jaewok! Where is my grandson?!” 

Kinam walked into the office hearing all the commotion. 

“We have him. Speak pup.” 

“Hi Grandpa.” Seokjin said calmly.

Kunwoo teared up, Jaewok was cruel and merciless there was no telling what they would do to his son.

“He’s fine for now but listen up, here’s the deal. You’re going to give me 550K in twenty-four hours, you will meet in the location I tell you. If you fail to show up, we will kill the pup. I’ve heard he’s quite the top student in school, we may kill him anyway, the last thing we want is for you to have an alpha.” 

“You’re paranoid for no reason,” Sangmi said. “His father is a beta and his mother was an omega. He won’t be an alpha.”

“He def will be an alpha.” Jaewok said.

Sangmi raised her eyebrow.

“Where do you want us to meet you?” Sanghoon snapped.

“We’ll call in twenty-fours.”  He then hung up.

“Oh god Jin!” Kunwoo cried out making Kinam cry.

“Keep calm guys, we will get him back.” Sanghoon said wiping his eyes.

“How?! We don’t have that type of money! We’re barely holding as it is! We don’t have the manpower either!”  Kunwoo snapped.

“I will get him.” Sangmi said while typing on the computer. They all looked at her.

“Honey, you can’t.” Sanghoon said and she looked at him.

“Yes I can and I will. Don’t forget I was born in this life, you weren’t.” She said firmly and he slowly nodded. “I’m not going to let this jerk bully us or hurt my grandson. If he kidnapped Seokjinnie, then that must mean he’s really threatened. Found him,” They piled around the computer to look at the screen.

“I always place a tracking device in their clothes when they go out.” She stood up and turned to the large picture on the wall. Kunwoo helped her take it off the wall revealing a safe in the wall. She typed in the passcode and opened the door. She grabbed a few guns. “I’ll be back with him,”

“Please be safe dear and I will pray for your safe return.” Sanghoon said.

“You should pray for them instead, they’ve messed with the wrong omega.” She snapped and stalked out of the room.

 

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Seokjin sat with his hands on his lap and looked at the man in front of him.

"Here kid, eat a lollipop."

He shook his head no.

"You don't know Jaewok do you? He's really heartless. He's gonna murder you and your entire family so you should eat candy for the last time."

“I don’t want it now,” Seokjin snapped.

“Kid I just said you’re going to die. You’re never going to see your family again. He knows your family can’t come up with the money so he calls back tomorrow, he’s gonna tell them to bring what they have and kill them and then kill the rest of your family.” 

Seokjin just stared at him making him growl. 

“Well say something? Aren’t you scared?” 

He looked away.

“Fucking brat.” He paused when he heard gunshots from above them. “What the fuck was that?” 

The door flew open and Jaewok fell back holding his hand out. “Sangmi, it was just a joke, I’m sorry I’ll return your grandson and never bother you again.” 

The other man gasped and went to grab Seokjin to hold him hostage but he noticed the pup was gone. “Where the fuck he go?” he hit the floor when he was shot. Seokjin peaked from behind the couch and watched as his grandmother placed the gun to Jaewok’s forehead.

“Your family will remember not to cross us ever again.” 

“I don’t care kill us all but that won’t change the fact that you are still the bitches of the Lee Family.” he laughed. “You will always be a second-class mafia family and nothing will change that. I hope you get all your omegas ready to be fucked by them but I’m sure you, your sister and brother did that enough back then, taking all the alpha knots-” his sentence fell short when a bullet hole went through his head and his body hit the floor. 

“Seokjinnie?” 

He crawled from behind the couch and walked over to her. She hugged him tightly. 

“Are you ok honey? Did they hurt you?” 

“No, they just kept telling me they were going to kill us.” 

“How did that make you feel?” 

He stared at her with narrowed eyes. “I wanted to kill him.” 

She smiled softly and knelt down in front of him. “We’re going to make our family really powerful one day, will you help Grandma?” 

“Yes, I don’t want anyone to ever hurt you.” He wrapped his arms around her, she hugged him tightly and kissed his temple.

“No one will ever hurt me because I have you.” 

 

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April 2003

 

Seokjin sighed deeply, “Kookie, do you homework.” 

“I want a snack.” The five year old pup whined.

“Grandma says, you have to do your homework first, then you can have a snack.” 

“Hojin Hyung is eating a snack!” he pointed to the eight year old boy who head his head underneath the table.

“Hojin!” 

The eight-year-old pup bumped his head underneath the table, he looked at his older brother with face full of crumbs.

“Grandma is going to be mad.” Hoseok said to his twin.

“I’m hungry!” He whined. “And I don’t wanna do my homework!” 

“NO! I REFUSE!” 

The pups jumped from the thunderous yell.

“Kinam calmed down!” Kunwoo told his brother.

“NO! NO!” 

“Appa,” Jungkook went to stand up.

“Stay here Kookie, I’m going to check on Uncle Kinam. Hoseokie watch him.” the ten-year old said and got up. He walked towards the den.

“All I’m saying is it’s to help the family!”  Sangmi told him.

“I DON’T WANT TO HAVE ANYMORE PUPS! I’M DONE!” 

“Kinam, please just calm down!” Kunwoo told him.

“NO! NO! FUCKING NO!” He screamed pounding on the walls. He knocked everything off the bookshelf. “I WON’T DO IT!” 

“Kinam stop this right now! You’re making a fool of yourself?!” 

Hoseok walked over to Seokjin, along with Hojin, he held Jungkook’s hand tightly.

“OH AM I?!” Tears streamed down his face! “WANNA GO BACK TO THAT DAY WHEN YOU HAD ME GANGED RAPED TO GET PREGNANT!” 

“I’ve never done such a thing.” She said. 

“THEN HOW DID YOU KNOW I WAS PREGNANT?! YOU HAD EVERYTHING PREPARED AND YOU WERE ABLE TO FIND THE ALPHAS TO DO A DNA TEST! AND INSTEAD OF GOING AFTER THEM! YOU LET THEM GO!”  

“Kinam, you went to that party on your own accord. I told you not to go! You snuck out and you’re mad at me because you suffered consequences.” 

“YOU’RE FUCKING SICK!” He advanced towards her and Kunwoo held him back. “YOU’RE FAR WORSE THAN ANY OF THOSE ALPHAS WHO VIOLATED ME! YOU’RE THE WORST TYPE OF PERSON AND YOU NEED TO DIE!” 

“Hey! What is going on?” Sanghoon stormed into the room.

“Kinam is having a mental breakdown and he’s blaming me for everything as usual.” 

“I’M NOT HAVING A FUCKING MENTAL BREAKDOWN!” He smashed his fists through the window and Kunwoo held him back. “WE’RE FUCKING PEOPLE! WE’RE NOT YOUR PAWNS IN YOUR THIS PLAN TO RISE TO THE TOP! YOU CAN’T USE US AND THROW US OUT! LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO SEOKJINNIE’S MOTHER!” 

Sangmi’s face tightened. 

“Kinam calm down please!” 

Jungkook ran into the room. “APPA!” he screamed out. Seokjin grabbed the young pup holding him back.

Kinam grabbed a piece of glass and slit his wrists. Kunwoo pried it from his hands as Sanghoon called their bodyguards to help restrain him. Hoseok covered his mouth watching their uncle breaking down and screaming. Hoseok watched as his grandmother went into a cabinet and filled a syringe with some type of liquid. She stuck it into his leg and he soon stopped resisting and fell asleep.

“He’s a danger to others and himself, locked him in his room and tie him to the bed until we find a solution.” Sangmi said.

“Honey, isn’t that a bit extreme?” Sanghoo whispered.

“And what are we supposed to do? You know for months Kinam has been suffering mentally, today proves it. He’s confused, he may really hurt himself. Do you want that?” 

“No,” 

“Tie him to the bed.” 

They carried him out. Kunwoo looked at his kids and a sobbing Jungkook who was trying to get to his father. 

“Jungkookie, come here.” Sangmi got down on her knees, he ran to her and she cradled him tightly. “It’s going to be ok Kookie, Grandma is here.” 

“Jin,” Kunwoo said to his oldest son. The boy glared at him.

“Don’t talk to me.” he then walked away. Kunwoo sighed and looked at his mother who looked at him before looking back at Jungkook.

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June 2013

 

Seokjin sat outside in the backyard smoking a cigarette. His eyes were suddenly covered.

“Guess who?” 

“Chaemi.” 

“Who the hell is that?” 

He laughed and turned around. “Just kidding Kisangie.” 

The omega rolled his eyes and sat next to him. “I thought you were going to quit smoking.” 

He shrugged. “It eases stress.” 

“The Lee Family?” 

“Yeah,” 

“I wish we could kill them. I won’t forgive them for taking Kisoo from me.” His eyes watered. Seokjin wrapped his arm around him.

“I wish I was stronger so I could’ve properly protected you guys.” 

Kisang looked up at him, “You are strong, you’re the strongest alpha, I know. I will never blame you.” 

“Your mother does.” 

“My mother is a prick sometimes. Ignore her. I’m so mad she thinks you raped me.” 

He looked at the omega. “You know I would never.” 

“I know that. I wanted it. I’m happy I got to spend my heat with you. Too bad we didn’t conceive any of the times we spent my heat together.” 

“Kisang-ah,” 

“I know! I know! We’re friends.” He rolled his eyes. “I’m just saying it would’ve been nice to have your pups.” 

“I don’t think I’ll ever have pups.” 

“Yes you will.” 

“I should be in love with my mate at least first but I don’t have a heart so I don’t think I’ll ever fall in love.” 

“Good don’t. So just pick whoever your grandmother presents to you and I’ll be your side omega.” He picked up the alpha’s hand kissing it.

Seokjin laughed. “You’re bad.” 

“Only for you.” 

“Hyung,” Jungkook said opening the sliding door. “Oh hi Kisang Hyung,”

“Hey Kook-ah, check you out, you’ve grown so much after you presented an alpha.” 

The young alpha blushed, Seokjin laughed.

“What’s up Jk?” 

“Grandma wants to talk to us.” 

“Fun,” he stood up stretching. Kisang leaned towards him.

“I’ll wait for you in your room.” 

The alpha smiled and they walked inside. Jungkook looked at him. 

“Are you and Kisang Hyung an item?” 

“No, just friends with benefits.” 

“I see…” 

Seokjin walked into the dining room where Sangmi sat with two bottles of soju. “You wanted to see us Grandma?” 

“Yes boys, come and sit.” 

They sat across from her and she poured them a cup of soju each.

“I can have one too?” Jungkook gasped.

“Sure, Seokjin had his first drink at sixteen so it’s only fair.” 

Jungkook clapped his hands and down the first cup, he began coughing and choking. Seokjin roared in laughter.

“That’s the fastest way to get drunk. You gotta sip pabo!’ 

“Sorry.” 

Sangmi giggled. “It’s ok, we all learn.” She set out snacks. “So I must talk to you both. I’m honored that we’ve been blessed with not one but two alphas. Two strong, handsome and kind hearted alphas.” She smiled proudly at them. “You two are the pillars of this family and one day,” she looked at Seokjin. “You will run this family and Jungkookie will be your right hand.” 

They both nodded. 

She sipped her tea and looked at them. “I have a story to tell you both. A long time ago when I was around Jungkookie’s age, my father said we must be stronger as a family. We must know how to use our members as we see fit. Everyone has a role in the mafia family. No matter how you slice it, alphas are the kings and everyone around must protect them.” 

“So our mates would be like the queens or something?” Jungkook asked eating some snacks.

“Actually no,” They both looked at her in confusion. “Your mates are pawns. They are easily replaced, Their only purpose is to expand the family. In front of me and my siblings, my father shot my mother dead.” 

The young alphas paled. 

“He then picked another mate. He was showing us that our family is important. Those who are born into the mafia family. This family must come first and everything else comes after mate included.” 

“Do we have to kill our mate?” Jungkook paled.

Sangmi chuckled softly. “No, my father was cruel in his life lessons. I’m not as harsh, I just want you to know that if I don’t think your mate is good enough, we may need to replace them and that’s fine because those mated into the family doesn’t matter. So when it comes to the omegas in the family, you two are not to interfere. I will train them well and they will understand their purpose. Understand?” 

They both nodded.

“Grandma, how did that make you feel?” Seokjin asked.

“About what?” She looked at him.

“About your father doing that to your mother? Did it hurt you?” 

She gave a sad smile. “It hurt a lot especially because I had to raise my younger siblings but my father’s cruelty made me the strong person I am today. I will give my life for this family and you two should be ready to do the same. We will rise to power, just wait.” 

“Eomeoni that’s so wrong!” Kunwoo stormed into the dining room. She looked at him. “You can’t tell them that someone else’s life is replaceable. They should learn to cherish their mates and try to create a two parent household!” 

Seokjin glared at him. “You have nerve to talk about a two parent household! You ran my mother off! She wanted to get away from you so bad that she abandoned me!” 

Kunwoo furrowed his eyebrows before looking at his mother who nodded. “You should’ve been more patient with her Kunwoo.” 

“Really?! You actually believe that?!” He looked at his eldest son. “You’re brainwashing them!” 

“I’m raising them to be the alphas they need to be!” She snapped. “Kinam abandoned his son and you’re hardly ever around so I had to raise your three pups! If my grandchildren weren’t so golden you two would’ve been my worst mistake.” 

Kunwoo shook his head. “You’re harming us! Look at that disgusting book you have Hoseokie reading! Are you going to force Hoseokie to have a pup too?!” 

“Force?” Jungkook furrowed his eyebrows.

“Not force.” Seokjin said his younger cousin and turned to his father. “Grandma isn’t a bad person! She loves us all and wants our best interest! You’re a failure and you can’t blame anyone but yourself!” 

“You’re a fool Seokjinnie! You can take the horse to the lake but you can’t make him drink the water. You will open your eyes when it’s too late. I pray you don’t have a mate or pups by that time.” He looked at his mother. “You won’t get away with what you’re doing!” 

“I’m just an old lady trying to make sure our stays strong.” 

“We will protect you Grandma no matter!” Seokjin declared and glared at his father as Jungkook nodded. 

“Nothing will stop us from protecting her.” Jungkook said.

Sangmi looked at Kunwoo and smiled. “Thank you my pride and joys, nothing will destroy our bond or our family.”

 

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*2 years later*

 

Seokjin looked up when his front door opened, he relaxed when he saw Jungkook. “Why did you look so tense?” he laughed. “How many people have your passcode.” 

“Just you and Hoseokie but you never know sometimes.” 

“True.” He sat across from his cousin. “So guess what,” 

“What?” Seokjin leaned back on the couch counting the money and putting them in separate piles. 

“I met this omega, like Hyung he’s fucking gorgeous.” 

“Ooh JK is finally about to get laid.” The older alpha teased. 

He rolled his eyes. “Anyway, I’m gonna make it a group date. If I eat we all eat.” 

“How generous,” he laughed. “Is his friends hot?” 

“I don’t know but you can see,” He shrugged. “I asked Yoongi Hyung and Namjoon Hyung to come and they agreed. Unless you know, you’re finally going to settle down with Kisang Hyung.” 

“We’re just friends dick.” 

Jungkook snickered. “So you’re in?” 

“Ah what the hell,” he shrugged. “I could use some fresh meat.” 

“Adding to your body count I see.” 

“Shut up, you’re not helping. Tonight, we got a mission.” 

Jungkook nodded.

From the moment he stepped inside, his eyes went to the dark brown haired omega who sat with his legs crossed. He was holding his soju bottle in one hand and his phone in the other. The omega had the prettiest set of brown eyes he had ever seen. He knew at that moment this omega was going to change his world and his life.



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Seokjin sighed deeply gently tapping on the bedroom door. “Taehyung, can we talk please, it’s been a week and you haven’t come out. We need to talk.” 

Taehyung threw the door open but stood in the doorway blocking him from entering.

“You wanna talk? Now you wanna fucking talk? Well I don’t! I don’t want to talk to you! I don’t want to look at you! At this point I don’t even want to breathe the same fucking air as you!” 

“I’m really sorry for yelling at you like that! I swear I am! You have to understand my position Taehyung. I have to protect this family at all cost and internal conflict is the last thing we need.” 

Taehyung folded his arms. “Which family are you talking about?” 

The alpha furrowed his eyebrows. “What do you mean? My family, our family.” 

“Your mafia family or your mate and pups family?” 

“It’s not separated.” 

“Yes it is. Or maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m the outsider here. Maybe I’m the replaceable one.” 

“You’re not replaceable.” 

“You remember why…”  Taehyung paused for a moment and tears fell from his eyes. “Why we chose not to have the first pup?” 

“We weren’t ready.” 

“And why weren’t you ready?” 

“I was weak, I couldn’t protect you back then,”

“There’s no difference between then and now.” Taehyung whispered and Seokjin’s eyes widened. “The only thing you have now is manpower but other than that, you’re still weak and you can’t protect me.” 

“Who am I protecting you from?!” He banged on the wall.

“From your fucking grandmother! You keep letting her do what she’s doing and I’m either going to end up dead or in a mental home like your uncle!” 

“My uncle is really sick.” 

“And you think the same with me! I can see it in your eyes! You think I’m not well that’s why you have me talking to that stupid ass therapist!” 

“It’s to help you babe, there’s a problem somewhere.” 

He leaned forward staring in Seokjin’s eyes. “The problem is you!” He slammed the door in his face and locked it. Seokjin closed his eyes tightly and sighed deeply. His cell phone rang.

“Hello?” 

“Jin Hyung,” Hojin beamed.

“Where the hell have you been?” 

“I’ve been working and making money. I wanna show you, come meet me at the main warehouse.” 

He looked back at the door, he knew he and Taehyung weren’t going to talk any time soon. “Ok, I’m coming.” He walked out of the house. 

Taehyung looked at the pills that the new therapist gave him. He hated them, they just made him sleep. He felt a bit relaxed knowing his kids were with Jimin but he needed to be there for them. He shoved them in the drawer. He wasn’t going to take them. He looked at the door when there was a knock.

“Taehyung-nim, would you like a cup of tea?” He relaxed when he heard Hyunjun, he opened the door.

“Hyunjun Hyung, I thought I told you, you were dismissed. You can go home.” 

“I worry about you and the kids. When they return they will need to eat right? Knowing they are well fed is one less thing you have to stress about. So please, let me help.” 

Taehyung sighed a bit. “Thank you, you’ve always been there to help us.” 

“I’m happy to and you’re a pleasure to work for.”

“Is there anyone else here?” 

“A few maids are here cleaning up, shall I ask them to tidy your room for you?” 

“Yes please, I’m gonna go to bed for the night, so they can come in.”  

He nodded. “I will let them know.” He then held up the teacup. “It’s chamomile tea, your favorite.”  

Taehyung took the cup. “Will I end up in the hospital?” He teased.

Hyunjun gave him a sad smile. “I promise you will not.” 

“Thank you,” 

“Would you like dinner?” 

“No thank you, enjoy your night.” 

He bowed his head. Taehyung shut the door and drank the tea. He looked at the pictures on his phone staring at his pups and his mate. All he wanted was a happy life. He never expected things to be like this. He almost felt guilty for bringing his pups into this type of family. He hugged his pillow and cried himself to sleep.

The door crept open and soft footsteps was heard in the room. The drawer next to the sleeping omega gently opened and several pills was taken from the pill bottle. The bottle was placed underneath his pillow. 

 

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Hoseok changed into a pair of sweatpants and a t-shirt before sitting on his bed. He grabbed his pillow and hugged it tightly. It didn’t matter what he took or how he slept, he couldn’t get those images out of his mind. Tears filled his eyes. How long until he could overcome this and go back to being normal?

There was a knock on his door. 

“Come in.” His eyes widened and his breathing increased when Namjoon walked inside. “What are you doing here?” 

“Why haven’t you answered your phone?” 

“We need to stay away from each other.” 

“Hoseokie, we need to work together to overcome this together.” 

“No, we can’t!” Hoseok got up and tried pushing him towards the door. “Please just go.”

“You know your grandmother set us up right?” 

Hoseok shut his eyes. “Namjoon please just go,” 

“She did this to us, to you.”

“Namjoon just go!” Tears poured from his eyes. 

“Hoseok why are you protecting her? We need to stand up against her.” 

“WE CAN’T!”  He screamed, Namjoon stared at him in shock. Hoseok broke down sobbing, he stepped back when Namjoon tried holding him. “They were supposed to kill you! You were never supposed to survive that attack!” 

“I know but I did.” 

“This is her warning! Her warning of saying what she could do if she wanted to! We can’t be together! I’ll die if something happens to you! I rather let you go than to lose you!” He cried. “So please just go.” 

Namjoon cupped his face kissed lips. “I’m not giving up so wait for me. I’m coming back for you and we’re gonna run away if we can’t stop her.” 

“Jin Hyung and Jungkook will never turn on her.” 

“They just need hard evidence. My brother was able to get Nari’s records from the hospital, a deadly poison was in that tea.” 

“Deadly? But Nari-yah is-”

“It’s deadly to male omegas, if Jimin or Taehyung would’ve drank it they would’ve died immediately.” 

Hoseok’s eyes widened.

“Your grandmother did it, if we can prove to Jin Hyung and Jungkook that she did it, it’s incriminating evidence.” 

“And how are we going to prove that? My grandmother has all security videos cleaned every month.” 

“If we can find she has the poison.” 

“By going into her stuff?” 

“Taehyung did it. I believe him about your uncle.” 

“Well Uncle Kinam really had a-” He froze for a moment. “Oh my god,” he covered his mouth and sat on the bed.

“What? What happened?” Namjoon stared at him.

Hoseok shut his eyes and shook his head. “It’s nothing, you have to go.” 

“We have to help Taehyung,” 

“We can’t help him anymore! He can only help himself! I’m done! I’m out and I don’t want to be involved!” He broke down sobbing as he pushed Namjoon out of the room. 

Namjoon opened his mouth to say something but the door shut. He sighed deeply and walked away. A rage he had never felt before burned inside of him, he was going to stop at nothing until Sangmi was sitting somewhere in jail! 

Hoseok covered his mouth sobbing, he begged it wasn’t true. The door opened.

“Hoseokie,” 

His body tensed when he heard Sangmi’s voice. He looked at her.

“You’re still crying? You’re going to be ok.” 

“Ok? I still have nightmares! You did this to Uncle Kinam too?! I remember now! He was so hysterical.” 

“Your Uncle Kinam is sick that’s why he’s where he is and he will remain there getting the proper treatment.” 

Hoseok stared at her. She sat down besides him. “It’s time we turn a negative into a positive.” He furrowed his eyes as she pulled out a piece of paper from an envelope. “The doctors tested your blood from the sample they took in the beginning of the week.” He tensed when a big smile came on her face. “Congratulations, you’re gonna be a dad.” 

“No,” 

“Yes, don’t you see, it doesn’t matter how we get the alphas. As long as we get them, that’s the important thing. Areum-ah will be an alpha, your pup on the way has a greater chance of being an alpha and when Jungkookie and Jiminie conceive they will have an alpha. I’m doing what I was trained to do and that is to make this family flourish by any means necessary ,” 

“I’m not having this pup, are you insane?!” Hoseok jumped to his feet as Sangmi stood up.

“You will, you don’t have a choice and two years from now you will have another. Maybe this time you will listen when I say mate an alpha.” 

“Are you the reason why your brother and sister commited suicide?” 

“I’m the reason why this family is at the top and we will stay at the top. Hoseokie, it’s a baby, they are a blessing.” She smiled and walked out of the room.

Hoseok sat on the bed tears streaming from his face. It didn’t matter how many times he wiped them, they kept flowing. Why was his fate so cruel? Was he hated? Why did he have to be an omega in this family?

He refused to do what she wanted. He wasn’t going to have this pup? He ran down the hallway and stood at the top of the stairs.

“Namjoon-ah, I’m sorry.” He cried shutting his eyes tightly and leaned forward feeling himself fall.

“Hobi Hyung!” 

His arm was grabbed and he was yanked back. He opened his eyes and saw Jimin on the floor with him panting heavily. 

“Hobi Hyung, what the hell? What were you trying to do?” 

Hoseok broke down sobbing grabbing Jimin’s arms. “You should’ve let me go, you shouldn’t have stopped me! I need to die! I can’t be alive! I don’t wanna have this pup! Please!” 

“What? Hyung are you pregnant?” 

“Jimin help me please.” He covered his face. Jimin held him tightly. 

“I’m here Hyung. I’m gonna get you outta here. I just need to figure out how.” 

“I’ll help.” 

They looked up and saw Namjoon.

“Joonie, you didn’t leave?” 

“No, I came back to talk to you and I overheard. We gotta take her down and we have to do without Jin Hyung and Jungkook. She got them both tightly under her belt and I’m starting to think she’s never treated them badly so they don’t see what you guys do. It’s hard to open eyes that want to remain closed. But I have a plan and we’ll need Taehyngie.” 

“Oh! Areum-ah, I saw the whole thing. Kisang attacked Taehyungie and he defended himself.” 

“This is great, we can do this” He took Hoseok’s hands. “We’re going to make it through.” 

 

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Sangmi smiled at Jungkook. “Thank you for bringing them, I know you and Jimin wanted to try for your own pups.” 

“Well there’s no rush.” He shrugged.

“No, there’s not but it’s best to start young. His next heat you both should do it. Jimin said he was ready.” 

He nodded. “Yeah, we’ll talk more about it now that we’re alone. I hope they can go home soon Eunji keeps crying for TaeTae Hyung and she won’t unlatch from Areum and vice versa.” 

“Don’t worry I’ll make them comfortable until Taehyung and Seokjinnie are ok.” 

He nodded. “Can I get some cake from the kitchen?” 

“Of course honey, help yourself.” She smiled, she walked into den where Areum, Sejun and Eunji sat. She saw Eunji in Areum’s lap, the pup was holding her little sister tightly.

“Hi Grandma,” Sejun smiled. She smiled and patted his head.

“Hi honey, I’m happy you guys get to stay with me and Grandpa for a little.” 

“I don’t wanna stay.” Areum said.

“You don’t have a choice Areum, your Papa isn’t well.” She replied. 

“Papa will be!” 

“Hopefully. Sejun, why don’t you and Eunji get some cake from Uncle Jungkookie.” 

“Cake! Come on Eunji.” He took her hand she followed him.

“Grandma, you’re bad.” Tears brimmed her eyes.

Sangmi knelt in front of her and smiled softly. “I can be much more worse than bad, if you cross me. You’re going to stay here like a good girl or else I’ll hurt Papa.” 

She whimpered.

“Don’t worry, I plan to teach you all these things. Your Appa was very sharp as a pup but he didn’t have your intuition. You will take this family very far. And the first thing you need to learn is that Grandma is always right?” 

Areum cowered back a bit but remained silent.

Chapter Text

Trigger Warning: Mentions of Suicide and rape

Seokjin sat on the bed, he looked back at his sleeping mate. His heart twisted and turned. The bile from his stomach threatened to come up. His palms were still sweaty no matter how many times he wiped them on his pajama pants. His gut told him one thing, his heart said another and his mind told something else. His entire body was out of sync. He thought about his conversation with Hojin a few hours earlier.

 

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Seokjin got out of the car and approached Hojin who was excitedly standing in front of a building.

"This better be good Hojin. I've got a lot on my plate." He snapped.

"Oh sorry that I'm disturbing the Almighty alpha."

"Shut up it's not even like that."

"Look what I created. It brings in so much money. You're gonna love it." 

They walked into the warehouse and Seokjin's eyes widened when he saw omegas serving drinks.

"What the fuck is this?!" Seokjin glared at his younger brother. "Are these the missing omegas that's been kidnapped?"

"It's not like they are having sex or anything they are just serving drinks and betas and alphas from other mafias pay good money for this." He fell off his feet when his older brother's fist connected to his jaw.

"Are you fucking stupid?! You can't just kidnap omegas off the street and force them to serve drinks. Eventually your customers are gonna want more! Then what?!"

"Rules are rules."

"You're so naive!" Seokjin pulled a gun from his coat pocket and shut in the air scaring everyone. "Listen up! Everyone in here needs to get out now and never come back!" It didn't take long for the warehouse to clear. "You need to clean this entire place and abandon it!" Seokjin began walking and Hojin followed him outside.

"Why do you always think you're better?!"

The alpha turned to him. "It's not about being better! This is wrong! You can't do this!"

"Ok so maybe my approach was wrong but I just wanted to prove that I could handle an illegal business and I did it!"

"You're a druggie." The alpha turned away.

Hojin gripped his fists. "Fuck you!" Seokjin glared at his younger brother. "You and Jungkookie has always been put on a pedestal!" He screamed with a quivering voice. "Grandma did whatever she could to make you guys happy!"

"What are you talking about? She made us all happy!"

"No, to her, alphas are top tiers, omegas are made for breeding and betas...we're just useless. I do drugs because I hate my life! I miss Appa! He was the only one who gave a damn about me!" Tears filled his eyes. Seokjin shook his head.

"Appa was selfish and he almost ruined this family."

"Oh just like you!"

Seokjin growled at him. "I am not!"

"Seokie has told me what's going on. You're letting Grandma ruin your family."

"She's helping!"

"She's damaging!"

"You don't know what you're talking about!" His eyes widened and he stumbled back eyes Hojin suddenly punched him. The beta grabbed his collar.

"Seokie is pregnant!" Tears fell from his eyes as Seokjin stood there from shock. "From the rape! And grandma is forcing him to have it."

"No," He shook his head in disbelief. 

"Yes!! Wake the fuck up!" Hojin cried shoving the alpha down to the ground. "Grandma is evil! You can't see because you and Jungkookie never seen that side of her! If you were smart you would get your kids from her! Go get them now!"

Seokjin slowly stood up. He heard police sirens coming close.

"What are you doing?"

"Providing a fucking distraction, now go!" He wiped his eyes. 

"I'll get you out."

Hojin shrugged. "It's probably better if you don't." He gave a weak smile.

 

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He turned to Taehyung and ran his hand through his hair. He couldn't remember the last time they've touched each other let alone said I love you. He moved closer to his mate who was gripping his pillow. He kissed his forehead and nose. He wanted things how they were before. He felt lost, he couldn't talk to his grandfather who was very ill. He didn't think Jungkook would really understand what he felt. He felt alone. He looked at Taehyung wondering if this was how he had made his mate feel. He sighed deeply and snuggled closer to him. He felt something hit his hand and he reached further under the pillow. He pulled out a pill bottle and his eyes widened when he saw half the pills gone. He jumped up.

"Taehyung!" he shook his mate but he didn't wake up. "Fuck Taehyung!" He called the ambulance. Tears fell from his eyes. "Please Taehyung be ok."

 

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Jimin let Hoseok and Namjoon inside his apartment when Jungkook left for work.

"I tried calling Taehyungie but there was no answer. Maybe tomorrow we can go over and see him."

Namjoon nodded. "First things first, we need to get into her office. I'm sure where Taehyung found your uncle's documents, we can find more. Where has your grandfather been?"

"He's ill." Hoseok whispered. "It seems like he's getting worse."

"This may seem insensitive but is it natural illness or illness caused by your grandmother?" Namjoon looked at his boyfriend.

"She wouldn't-" He then stopped and looked down. Tears fell from his eyes. "I don't know." He cried. "At this point, I really don't know what she's capable of anymore!" He sobbed. Namjoon hugged him and his kissed his temple. Jimin wiped his tears away and ran to get Hoseok some water. 

"We're going to find a way to bring her down. Jimin," Namjoon turned to him. "You're gonna have to distract Sangmi."

"What how?"

"What does she want from you most right now?"

"A pup?" He then shook his head. "I can't do that to Kook-ah, he'll be so hurt if he finds out it's not true."

"I understand but right now we don't have a choice."

Jimin looked down and sighed. "Ok." His cell phone rang and he looked at it. "Jin Hyung is calling me." He quickly answered. "Hello? Jin Hyung?"

"Jiminie," The alpha sniffled. "I'm at the hospital with Taehyung, he tried to commit suicide."

"What?! I'm coming now!" He looked at Namjoon and Hoseok who went pale.

 

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Sangmi rushed over to Seokjin. "Are you ok honey?"

"Yeah, I'm just waiting for the doctor to tell me something." He wiped his eyes. She gave him tissue.

"First Hojin getting arrested and now this," She shook her head. "I'm afraid Taehyung may need to go to a mental hospital."

Seokjin looked at his grandmother. "What? No."

"Yes. Look at him taking a half bottle of pills? What sane parent does this Seokjin? What if the kids were there to see this? You've never experienced this but I have! Remember my father killed my mother in front of me and I still have nightmares." 

He looked down.

"Do you want that for your children?"

"I don't but-"

"So you must protect your children. They're father isn't stable."

"Grandma is Hoseokie really pregnant?'

" Yes." She answered.

"He's not having the pup right?"

"Of course he is, we don't do abortions in this family."

"But he was raped, that's beyond cruel to make him do that."

"Seokjinnie, your mate just tried to commit suicide. Should you really be thinking about Hoseokie?"

He opened his mouth to speak until the doctor approached them.

"Oh where's Doctor Chang?" Sangmi asked.

"He's handling another matter."

"I think we should wait for him. He's a good doctor who I know very well."

"No, I don't care about that." Seokjin snapped. "I need to know how my mate is doing!"

The doctor nodded and Sangmi frowned.

"He will be ok. We didn't need to pump his stomach."

"Thank god."

"Also the drugs in his system didn't match the pill bottle you gave us."

"What?" Seokjin furrowed his eyebrows.

"How can that be? Are you sure you thoroughly checked." Sangmi asked.

"I promise you we did. The drugs found in his system were some type of sleeping medication."

"So he's in no danger?"

"Nope. He should wake up soon, we flushed the medication from his system through iv. Once he wakes up, he’s free to go home."

Seokjin bowed deeply. "Thank you so much!"

The doctor smiled and walked off.

"I think we should let Dr. Chang double check. He's more reliable." Sangmi said.

"As long as he's ok that's all I care about." He rushed into the room he heard his mate's voice. "Taehyung-ah!" He hugged him tightly. Tears fell from his eyes as the omega blinked in confusion.

"What happened?"

"I thought I lost you."

“Why did you think that?” 

“You were in such a deep sleep and I found a half empty bottle of pills under your pillow.” 

“What?” He blinked.

“But it’s not in your system so I know you didn’t take them.” 

“Which means he must’ve been taking them other days.” Sangmi said and Taehyung glared at her.

“How fancy of you to assume I was taking pills.” 

“Well how else would they get there?” 

“That’s what I would like to know.” He looked at Seokjin. “Where are the kids?” 

“They’re at my Grandparents’ house.” 

“I want my babies now.” 

“You should let me keep Areum.” Sangmi said.

“You’re not keeping her!” Taehyung snapped.

“You don’t get to say! Areum is the next heir to the family and she needs to be trained. I’m the only one who can do this.” 

“I don’t care!” 

“Seokjin tell him.” 

“Jin tell her!” 

They both snapped at the same time and Seokjin grabbed his head. 

“Listen,” He sighed. “Grandma, you can’t keep Areum, she’s our daughter and we will raise her on our on.” Sangmi’s lips tightened. He then turned to Taehyung. “This is a mafia family Taehyung and Areum is the oldest. She needs to start being trained, she will start now and my grandmother will train her. She’ll stay with my grandmother during the week and come home on the weekends.” 

“I don’t agree with that. Why can’t it be the other way around. She goes over there on the weekends and stay home with us during the week.”

“The more training she gets the better.” Seokjin said. “Please Taehyungie work with me.” 

The omega turned away and folded his arms. “I just wanna go home.” 

“We’re gonna pick the kids up tonight and I will bring Areum to you on Monday.” 

“Ok.” Sangmi looked at Taehyung and smirked when their eyes met. 

“Jin Hyung is TaeTae ok?” Jimin rushed into the room. He paused when he saw Sangmi and bowed his head. “Hello Sangmi-ssi.” 

“Hi Jimin. What are you doing here?” 

“Um, Jin Hyung told me about TaeTae so I was worried.” 

“Jimin, I’m glad you’re here. Do you mind taking TaeTae home. I’m gonna go get the kids.” 

“Ok.” 

“Thank you. Grandma, let’s go.” 

She looked back at Taehyung and Jimin before leaving with Seokjin. 

“Are you ok?” Jimin asked.

“I think I was set up Jimin…” Taehyung whispered. “Jin thinks I tried overdosing. He said there was a half bottle of pills under my pillow.” 

“I know he called me saying you tried to commit suicide.” 

“Jimin, I have been at my wits end with a lot of shit but I would never . I would never leave my pups because I know Sangmi would get them from Jin.” 

Jimin gave a sad nod. 

“Let’s go.” 

“Don’t you wanna wait for the doctors or nurses?” 

“No,” he gently removed his IV. He grabbed some bandaids to cover his wounds.

“Ok, let’s go.” 

They got in the car and Jimin sighed. “I was trying to call you because a lot has happened.” 

“What do you mean?” 

Jimin wiped his eyes from the tears that threatened to fall. “Hobi Hyung…”

“What happened with Hobi Hyung?” Taehyung watched his best friend who was trying to contain his emotions.

“He became pregnant from the assault.” 

Taehyung paled as he stared at Jimin. “What?” 

“Sangmi is forcing him to have the pup. Hobi Hyung told me…” tears fell from his eyes. “He told me that she did this to Kook-ah’s dad too.” He wiped his eyes. 

“So you’re telling me she purposely set that up?” 

Jimin nodded.

“Bitch!” Taehyung felt a rage inside of him that he had never felt before. “I’ll fucking kill her myself!” He refrain from punching the car. “No wonder his father had purposely put himself in there.” 

“What did he tell you?” 

“He basically told me I’d be better off running away, the both of us because we can’t stand up against her.” 

Jimin closed his eyes. “I’m so sorry, I was so stupid. I was blinded.” 

“Listen to me.” He said and Jimin looked at him. “I don’t fault you, I don’t fault Jungkook or even Jin. Jin makes me very angry but...he’s under her spell just like you were. She’s good. She’s really good.” He leaned back closing his eyes. “I’m going to take her down.” 

“Let us help you. Joon Hyung and Yoongi Hyung are already trying to come up with a plan. They’re trying to break into her office like you did. Joon Hyung thinks I should fake pregnant to distract her.” 

He shook his head. “That’s not a big enough distraction.” 

“Then what should we do?” 

“I’ll be the distraction.” He swallowed hard. “We only have one time for this so we better make it count.” 

“What are you going to do?” 

“Play into Sangmi’s hands.” He looked at Jimin. “I’m going to betray Jin but that’s all I’m going to tell you. It’s going to be dangerous but just trust me.” 

“What about the kids?” 

“They’ll be ok, I promise.” 

Jimin hugged him tightly. “Please don’t get killed.”  Taehyung tightened his grip on him.

“I’ll try not to.” 

 

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Seokjin walked into his grandparents house along with Sangmi.

“How is Grandpa doing?” 

She sighed deeply. “He’s doing the best he can these days.” She looked down. “I just can’t lose him. I’ll be alone. I mean you have your own family, Jungkook will start his and Hoseokie will soon be a father,” Seokjin looked down. “Hojin is in jail...then who will I have.” She sniffled. Seokjin hugged her tightly.

“I promise you won't be alone Grandma. Grandpa will make it. He’s very strong.” 

“I hope so.” She wiped her eyes.

“But we have to talk about Hoseokie. He can’t have that pup. It’s so unfair to him.” 

“Listen, we don’t do abortions in this family. I’ve heard that you and Taehyung had one already.” 

He looked down.

“But that was before you two mated so I have no say so. But he will have that pup. It happened to Kinam and Jungkook turned out just fine.” 

Seokjin’s eyes widened. “What?” 

“Kinam went to a party and he was assaulted.” 

“Did you force him to keep Jungkook?”
“I didn’t force him...he just understood what was expected from him and look Jungkook turned out to be an alpha. Hoseokie may have an alpha too.” 

“But morally it’s wrong.” 

“You’re too soft Seokjin!” Sangmi snapped. “You’re a mafia leader! You’re supposed to be ruthless and callous.” 

“I am to people who is not my kin. But I would never be cruel to my own brother.” 

“Then you will bring us down. I will teach Areum the way I should’ve taught you. I was too soft with you.” 

“Grandma please listen to me.” 

“Appa!” Areum ran to him hugging him.

“Areum-ah,” He knelt down hugging her. “Why are you still up?” 

“I couldn’t sleep. Are you taking us home?” 

“I am.” 

She smiled.

“But you will be back for training starting monday.” Sangmi said and Areum stared at her. “Ok Areum-ah?”

She nodded softly.

“Let me get your brother and sister.” He kissed the top of her head and walked away. Sangmi smiled.

“You will do everything I tell you. No one is to know what type of training you do. If you utter one word, it’s bye-bye Papa.” 

Tears brimmed her eyes. “No crying.” Sangmi sternly and the pup did her best to dry her tears. “I won’t let you be your Appa.” 

Areum remained silent.

 

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The next day Jimin left out his apartment and pretended he was going to work. He went over to Yoongi’s apartment were Hoseok and Namjoon were.

“Hey Jimin, we were just planning our next move.” Namjoon said. 

“About that, we can’t do it yet.” 

They looked at him.

“Why not?” Yoongi asked.

“I spoke with Taehyungie last night when I went to the hospital.”
“Is he ok?” Nari asked.

He nodded. “He was fine. The pill bottle was planted there to make it seem like to Jin Hyung he was trying to commit suicide.” 

“Who would do that?!” Nari exclaimed, Yoongi rubbed her back.

“We think it was one of the workers.” Jimin sighed. “But besides that, Taehyungie said he was going to create a big distraction and it should give us enough time to dig up what we need.” 

“What did he say he was going to do?” Namjoon furrowed his eyebrows.

Jimin shrugged. “All he said was something about betraying Jin Hyung and he said the less we know the better.” 

“Betray? Is he insane? If Jin Hyung thinks he betrayed him, he may kill him.” Yoongi said. 

Jimin bit his bottom lip and gripped his fists. “I ignored my best friend’s cries for help for years,” tears fell from his eyes. “I promised myself I would never do that again. No matter how dangerous, he’s risking this for us to help take Sangmi down.” He covered his face sobbing. Nari hugged him tightly.

Yoongi nodded. “Then it’s gonna be something big. As soon as we hear about it, we gotta make a move. Seokie, you should go back home to lower your grandmother’s defense.” 

Hoseok nodded. “Yeah I agree.” his voice quivered. 

Namjoon took his hand. “We’re gonna be ok.” He pressed his forehead against his omega’s. 

 

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Taehyung sat at the dinner table with his pups. He stared at Areum and saw her not eating. He furrowed his eyebrows. “Areum-ah, what’s wrong?” 

She looked at him and gave him a sad smile. “I’m going to protect you Papa.” 

He ran his hand through her hair. “You should let Papa protect you.” 

“I know but I want to protect you too.” He kissed her forehead. “Eat ok?” 

She nodded and slowly ate her food.

“Taehyung-nim, would you like some wine?”  Hyunjun asked.

“Yes please.” 

He bowed his head and walked into the kitchen. Taehyung called Seokjin.

“Hey babe, what time are you coming back from work.” 

“After eleven. A delivery went bad.” 

“Ok, see you then.” 

“Yes.” 

They hung up. Hyunjun brought Taehyung a glass of red wine before walking away. Taehyung looked down at his food, he then looked at his pups. “Sejun, Areum, you two start to get ready for bed.” 

“Ok.” They left from the table. Taehyung grabbed his plate dumped his food into a nearby flower pot. He poured the wine into it as well. He apologized to the plant and placed his plate back on the table. He got up and took Eunji from her high chair as Hyunjun walked into the dining room.

“Are you all done Taehyung-nim?” 

“I am, thank you Hyunjun. I’m gonna get the kids prepared for bed.” 

He nodded. “Ok and I’ll prepare tea for you.” 

“Thank you.” 

Once his pups were bathe and tucked in bed. He showered as well. When he came out he saw the tea on his nightstand. He stared at it and smelt it but it smelt regular. He poured it into the sink and placed it on the nightstand. He changed into his pajamas. He grabbed his cell phone and made a phone call.

“Hey it’s me. Were you able to get it?”  He sighed in relief. “Thank you so much, I can’t owe you enough. I won’t be bringing my cell phone so I’ll call you from a payphone. Ok. thank you.” He hung up and took a deep breath. He laid back on the bed and closed his eyes. 

His heart raced when the door opened, he peeked a bit through his slightly opened eye. Anger filled his body when he saw Hyunjun checking the cup. He went into the drawer and pulled out his pill bottle. He poured the rest of the pills into his hand and placed the empty pill bottle under his pillow. As he turned to leave, Taehyung got up and snatched the lamp from off the nightstand. As Hyunjun turned around, Taehyung hit him over the head knocking the older male out cold. 

Taehyung ran to his closet and threw on jeans, a t-shirt and a black hoodie. He slid his phone into his pocket, he grabbed a small duffle bag and ran into Eunji’s room. He threw some clothes for her into the bag and picked up the sleeping toddler. He then woke the twins and told them to get dressed.

“Papa, where are we going?” Areum asked.

“Somewhere where Grandma can’t find you.” 

Tears filled her eyes and she hugged Taehyung tightly. He kissed her forehead. “Come let’s hurry.”  He threw clothes for them in the duffle bag. He grabbed a pair of keys and rushed the kids into a car.

"Areum hold on to  Eunji tightly."

She did as she was told and Taehyung sped out of the garage. The security motioned for him to stop but crashed through the gate. He heard his pups whimper.

"Don't worry guys, Papa will keep you guys safe." He said and kept driving forward. He had to admit he was terrified right now but he knew now there was no turning back.

Once in the city. Taehyung parked the car. He placed his cell phone on the passenger seat and gathered his pups out of the car. He picked Eunji up. "Areum, Sejun hold hands and don't let go." He said taking Areum's hand. He walked around until he found a payphone. He called the number.

"Hey I'm here. I'm right by the train station. Ok, see you soon."

"Papa, it's cold." Sejun whined. Taehyung reached in his duffle and pulled out a hat for him. 

"Are you cold Areum?"

She nodded. He put on her and pulled their hoods up. Taehyung tugged Eunji's hat down. 

"Why isn't Appa with us?" Sejun asked.

Taehyung gave him a sad smile. "Because Appa is busy right now but you will see him again. I promise.'

"Taehyung-ah," He turned around and smiled. 

"Hyun-ki-yah."

"Are you sure about this? This is hella risky taking an alpha's pups."

"It's the only way to get through to him." He put on a brave face. Hyun-ki gave him a sympathetic look and handed him a piece of paper and a phone.

"Thank you so much." Taehyung bowed.

"Anything to help. Take care ok."

"I will. Just spray the area so he can't track our scent."

Hyun-ki nodded. "Hurry and go."

Taehyung bowed his head and he walked away. Areum looked back at Hyun-ki who waved at her. She gave a small smile and continued walking.

 

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Taehyung felt bad for making his pups walk like this in the cold, this late. He felt relieved when he reached the apartment building. They climbed up to the third floor. Taehyung took a deep breath and knocked on the door. He knew it was late and a good chance he was sleep. He knocked again praying the door was answered. His heart raced when he heard shuffling.

The door slightly opened and an older man with grayish black hair and glasses peeped outside.

"Can I help you?" His voice was soft and soothing.

Taehyung cleared his throat. "Are you Kim Kinwood?'

The man hesitated for a moment before answering. " Yes."

"My name is Kim Taehyung. I'm the mate of your son Kim Seokjin and these are our three pups."

His eyes widened. He shut the door and unlocked the chain. He then opened the door fully. Taehyung was a bit taken back. He was an older version of his mate. He stared at them taking in their scent. He then covered his mouth staring at the pups.

"Oh my god. Come in, come in."

Taehyung felt his eyes watering as they walked inside.

"Honey who was it?" A woman walked into the living room. "Oh?"

"This is Seokjin's mate and their pups. This is Seokjin's mother."

Taehyung looked at her. "His mother? Didn't you abandoned him?"

She looked down as Kinwoo shook his head. "I guess my mother is still going with that story. I'm just surprised that you're here."

Taehyung turned to him. "Forgive me for showing up like this but we need your help. Sangmi needs to be stopped and we need all the help we can get."

Kunwoo stared at the omega. "Does Seokjin know you're here?'

Taehyung shook his head no. "I risked everything coming here. He's going to be beyond furious when he finds out."

 

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Seokjin rushed through the front door. He ran upstairs and saw his pups weren't in their beds. He ran into their room and saw Hyunjun knocked on the door. The images of Taehyung speeding their gate ran through his mind repeatedly. Taehyung left him and took their pups. He growled and out of rage his fists went through the wall. He covered his face and broke down sobbing.

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Jimin stirred awake when Jungkook’s cell phone rang. His eyes popped open when Jungkook said ‘Hi Grandma,’

“Hmm? What happened? Are you serious? I’m coming now.”  he hung up.

“What happened?” Jimin asked sitting up.

“Taehyung ran away and he took their pups with him.” 

Jimin’s eyes widened. “I’m coming too.” 

They got dressed and rushed out of their apartment.

 

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Sangmi gave Seokjin a cup of tea.

“Thank you Grandma,” He gave her a weak smile.

She sighed deeply sitting across from him. “I didn’t want to say but...I told you so Seokjinnie,” 

He looked at her. “Grandma…”

“I told you from the beginning that omega was trouble. He never wanted to listen and he wanted to do things his way. What if he decides to go to the police and rat everyone out.” 

“Taehyung wouldn’t do that!” 

“Oh yeah? Did you ever think he would leave with your pups? He’s mocking you as an alpha and a mafia boss. I have never seen such an omega. There’s no turning back after this.” She stood up and looked at him. “You have to kill him once you find him.” 

“Grandma, I can’t!” 

“This is exactly why this has happened to you! You’re not cruel! You probably should’ve made him fear you and he would’ve never disrespected you like this. This is the ultimate betrayal. What omega dears take an alpha’s pups? Are you an alpha or not?” 

“I’m an alpha.” He said a bit louder.

“Then bring honor to our family.” She stared at him. “Teach Areum, Sejun and Eunji happens when they defy their Appa.”  

He looked down. Jungkook and Jimin walked into the living room and Sangmi zeroed in on Jimin.

“Where is he?” 

“I don’t know.” Jimin cried.

“You spoke with him last when you took him home from the hospital. What did he say to you?” Sangmi asked. Jimin’s heart pounded when he saw Seokjin and Jungkook staring at him intently. He swallowed hard.

“He just told me that…” Tears fell from his eyes. “He just told me that he wanted his family back. He said that he wanted to go back to the days him, Jin Hyung and the pups were happy.” 

Seokjin looked down closing his eyes. Tears threatened to fall again.

“Jimin this is serious.” Sangmi walked over to him staring into his eyes. “ Your friend committed a very big crime. In the mafia family, you don’t leave because that’s an act of betrayal and death is the only punishment. We have to protect ourselves by any means necessary. Do you know you will be treated as an accomplice if we find out you were lying?” 

“I’m telling you the truth. I don’t know where he is. I didn’t know he was going to do something like this. Had he told me I would’ve talked him out of it.” 

“Ok, so then you won’t mind staying here until we find him,” Sangmi said.

“Why would he stay here?” Jungkook asked.

“I need to make sure he’s telling the truth.” 

“I’ll stay,” Jimin whispered. 

“Good, give me your phone too,” 

He was thankful he erased everything with Namjoon and Hoseok earlier. He handed her his phone. The butler then escorted him to Hoseok’s room.

Seokjin placed his teacup down. “JK, I need you to gather everyone and search the entire city from top to bottom. They will definitely stand out.” He stood up and walked towards the door. Jungkook followed him. 

“Hyung...what will you do when you find Taehyung? Are you going to kill him?”  

Seokjin looked at him with a heartbroken expression before walking out the front door. That looked bothered the younger alpha in ways he couldn’t explain. But something else bothered him as well. 

Hoseok covered his mouth when he heard the story from Jimin.

“So he took the pups and left?” 

Jimin nodded.

“Oh my god. I’m so scared for him. In the mafia that’s a major act of betrayal. My grandmother may try to convince Jin Hyung to kill him,” 

Jimin broke down. “I know she basically threatened me too. Why didn’t he trust us more? Maybe we could’ve helped.” 

“I don’t know.” Hoseok cried. “I’m guessing he wanted to protect us.”

“Protect you two from what?” They turned to the door and saw Jungkook walking in. “You’re my mate, I know you’re hiding something. You may not know the full truth but you know something.” 

Jimin looked down.

“You wouldn’t believe us,” Hoseok said.

“Did anything happen with Taehyung yet?” Namjoon asked climbing through the window. His eyes widened when he saw a pale Jimin, a defeated Hoseok, and an angry Jungkook. “Shit, where’s the party?” 

“So you all do know something? You better talk! Jin Hyung may be contemplating on killing TaeTae Hyung for betraying him!” 

“What?!” Namjoon’s eyes widened. “What the hell happened?” 

“Taehyung took the pups and disappeared,” Hoseok whispered.

“Is he crazy?!” 

“That’s probably why he didn’t tell us his plan. He didn’t want us to know.” Jimin wiped his eyes.

“What the hell is going on?” Jungkook asked. They looked at the alpha. “Someone tell me something,” he almost demanded.

“You won’t believe us,” Hoseok said again.

“What is there to believe?” He snapped.

“Let’s go here and talk.” Hoseok opened his balcony window. They all stepped outside and Hoseok closed the door. “Grandma is the reason why this is happening.” 

“Grandma?” He scoffed. “You’re turning your back on her or something?” 

“Turning my back on her? She did it to me first!” Hoseok snapped tears falling from his eyes. “I’m sitting here pregnant right now because of her!” 

“What do you mean because of her?” He furrowed his eyebrows. 

“The assault on Hobi Hyung was planned by your grandmother,” Jimin whispered,

“What motive would she have to do something like that?” His shaky voice snapped. 

“Because she wanted me to give birth to an alpha. I refused to mate with who she wanted me to so she did this. It’s not the first time.” He then said.

Jungkook lowered his head and shut his eyes tightly as he trembled.

“Hobi Hyung please,” Jimin cried.

Hoseok gripped his fists. “I’m sorry Jiminie but I need to tell him,” he turned to his younger cousin. “Grandma did this to your father too and that’s how you were born.” 

Jimin burst into tears when he didn't see Jungkook look at them. Hoseok held back his tears.

"It's true about your father Jungkookie!"

"I KNOW!" He shouted as he cried they stared at him in disbelief. "He got drunk one night and told me when I was four. He said he didn't blame me but he wanted me to know." He shook his head. "I told Grandma and she convinced me that he was going crazy. So I just erased it from my mind and never thought about it again." He wiped his eyes. "I just can't believe she would do this to you…" He looked at his cousin before shaking his head. 

"This is why we need to stop her…" Namjoon said. "She wants to take Areum away from Jin Hyung and Taehyung-ah. We can't let that happen."

Jungkook looked at Hoseok. "I know it's hard but can you think of anyone who was there that night. Any faces seemed familiar?"

"Kookie please don't make me think back to that night." Tears fell from his eyes.

"You have to. If we're going to present this to Jin Hyung…we need solid evidence."

Hoseok wiped his eyes and sighed. Namjoon rubbed his back. "Jaejoon, she wanted me to mate with him but I refused. He was there that night." 

Jungkook nodded and looked at Namjoon. "Can you help me Hyung?'

"Of course."

" I'll contact you." He looked at Hoseok and Jimin. "You two get some rest."

 

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The next morning Taehyung woke up with Eunji still sleeping in his arms. He saw Sejun sleeping on his other side. He placed the cover over him and Eunji and got out of the bed. He walked out of the room and smelled something delicious cooking.

He saw Areum sitting at the table with Kunwoo and Sooji. Kunwoo looked at him and smiled.

"Good morning. I'm sorry our bed was kind of small for the four of you but I hoped you managed to get a good rest."

Taehyung bowed his head. "Not at all. Thank you so much for letting us stay. I still feel bad for bothering you so late at night."

"Please don't thank us, we would have never turned you and your pups away." Sooji smiled. "Areum-ah, was helping us with breakfast."

Kunwoo looked at Areum. "She reminds me a lot of Jinnie when he was little. Very observant and wise beyond their years."

Taehyung walked over to them and ran his hand through Areum's hair. "She definitely takes after her Appa."

"Let's prepare for breakfast."

After breakfast Taehyung got the children dressed with Sooji's help. After he showered and dressed. They turned on the TV for the children and sat at the table. 

Sooji poured some tea. 

"Now down to serious business." Kunwoo sighed. "I see my mother is still the same."

"Controlling? Ruthless? Evil?" He then paused and lowered his eyes. "Sorry."

"Please don't be. You described her correctly unfortunately."

"I'm sorry to pry but you two have been together all this time? Jin really thinks he was abandoned."

"I never wanted to leave my pup." Sooji's eyes watered. "I was so happy to become a mother and Sangmi ruined it for me. She poisoned me and that was when Kunwoo told me to leave."

"Poisoned?"

She nodded. "During Seokjinnie's second birthday she gave me a tea saying it was calming and next thing I knew I was vomiting nonstop."

Taehyung froze.

"Did that happen to you?" He looked at Kunwoo. "You looked a bit pale."

"Um it almost did. She gave me the tea but my friend drank it instead and that happened to her. The doctor Sangmi knew said it was just a reaction to food."

Sooji looked down and nodded. Kunwoo sighed.

"I didn't expect my mother to change completely but I did hope that old age would make her less ruthless. I guess not." He sighed. 

“I don’t mean to pry again but...what about Hoseok Hyung and Hojin Hyung’s father. How did he pass?” 

Kunwoo sighed. “My mother brought him to me saying to mate him. I was so upset over what happened with Sooji that I did it but he started demanding things. I believe my mother poisoned him.” 

“I see…” 

"How is Hoseok and Hojin?"

Taehyung balled his fists.

"It's ok please be honest."

"Right now, Hojin Hyung is in jail for attempted omega trafficking and Hobi Hyung…" His throat tightened and tears built in his eyes. "Hobi Hyung is preg-pregnant…" With that tears fell from his eyes.

Fear overcame Kunwoo's body. "Is he mated?"

Taehyung closed his eyes wiping his tears away. "The same thing that happened to your brother...she did to Hobi Hyung." He cried.

Kunwoo covered his eyes as Sooji lowered her head.

"Oh god…" Kunwoo cried. "Why did I think she wouldn't have done that…" He wiped his eyes. He looked at Taehyung. "What brought you here?"

Sooji handed Taehyung a piece of tissue. "Thank you." He wiped his eyes. "She was trying to take Areum from us. She had some developmental test done that showed she may present as an alpha and she's been obsessed with getting her." He shook his head. "I don't trust Jin is powerful enough to go against her. I think she was setting up for me to either go to a mental hospital or something."

"Why do you say that?" Kunwoo asked.

"I went to sleep one night after having tea from our cook and woke up in the hospital with Jin thinking I tried to commit suicide. Jin took me home and I had the kids. Something in my gut told me not to eat the food or have the drink. Then he presented tea to me. I didn't drink it either and pretended I was sleeping. He then came into my room and took some pills from the pill bottle that this therapist who Sangmi hired gave me." He wiped his eyes.

"Oh god," Sooji placed her hand over his. "You've must've been through so much and the fact you've stuck it out…" Tears fell from her eyes. "You're so strong and I wish I had did the same."

Taehyung shook his head. "Please don't blame yourself. I completely understand why you left. She would've tried to either kill you or make you go crazy. She devised a plan for me and Jin's crazy friend Kisang to kill each other but I ended up killing him instead." He cried.

"Kisang? He's dead?" Kunwoo asked and Taehyung nodded.

"I didn't want to but he broke into my home and tried to harm me. I was just scared for my pups."

"You did nothing wrong honey." Sooji wiped his tears. "I'm so happy you sought us out."

"Me too...but how did you find us?"

"A friend of mine dug up some information on you. Sorry."

"No, don't apologize." Kunwoo smiled. "I'm happy. I will help you but first let's get you guys relaxed for a bit. We'll have to plan long and hard in order to go against her and free her spell over Jinnie."

Taehyung nodded softly.

 

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TW// mentions of rape and some violence

 

A loud cry echoed the warehouse.

"Please, please no more."

"Ah...you're not such a big tough alpha like you thought you were huh?" Jungkook got in the sobbing alpha's face. "Did you feel like you were in power when you were raping my cousin?"

"And when you and you're scumbags beat the shit out of me!" Namjoon punched him in the face. 

Jaejoon cried out. "I'm sorry! I'm so fucking sorry!!!" He sobbed. "I'm so…" He trailed off spitting out blood.

Namjoon punched him again but Yoongi held him back.

"Instead of being sorry if I were you I would start talking because even as a beta I don't think I can hold him back any longer." Yoongi told him.

"Who told you to do that to them?'

Jaejoon shook his head. "You don't understand...I can't tell...she'll kill my fucking family."

"So a she set this up?" Jungkook asked.

Jaejoon paled and hung his head sobbing. Jungkook looked at Yoongi and nodded. Yoongi moved back from Namjoon and he went after Jaejoon punching him as hard as he could.

"You will die here, if you don't talk and after you die, we're gonna kill your family."

Jaejoon cried out. "I hate you all so much!!! Just because you're some big ass mafia you think you can bully others!"

Namjoon growled and punched him in the face. "You beat the shit out of me and raped my boyfriend and you wanna fucking cry about bullying?!!" Namjoon kicked him in the stomach. 

Yoongi held his back when the alpha coughed out blood.

"I'll talk! I'll fucking talk!" He cried. Jungkook sat Jaejoon's chair upright. He grabbed the sobbing alpha's hair and pulled his head back roughly making him help in pain.

"Wise choice you piece of shit. NOW TALK!"

The alpha whimpered a bit. "It was Sangmi-ssi."

"You're bullshitting me!" Jungkook snatched a hammer from the table. "Why would my grandmother make you do that to her own grandson? You're fucking with me!" He held the hammer up.

"I swear! I swear! I swear!!" He screamed out.

"Why?!" 

"Because she wanted to teach him a lesson."  The alpha cried. "She said he refused to listen to her so she wanted to teach him and get him pregnant. I never wanted to do it! That's why she threatened my family. That woman is seriously sick."

Jungkook placed the hammer down. "Do you know the names of the other alphas?"

"Yes." He nodded vigorously. "I have their numbers."

Jungkook took his phone from his pocket.

"Get them all here by tonight or else you're the first one whose body is getting dumped in the lake."

Jaejoon cried out.

Two hours later four other alphas approached the warehouse.

“Jaejoon told us Sangmi wanted to meet here?” An alpha said. 

They froze when a group of guys approached and then threw bags over their heads before rushing them into the warehouse. Namjoon and Yoongi looked at Jungkook.

“Beat their asses for a good half hour before we talk to them. Joon Hyung, get as much anger out as possible.” 

He bowed to Jungkook and slid on his brass knuckles and walked into the warehouse. Jungkook looked at Yoongi. “Search their cells for anything related to that night. Bastards always have a keepsake.” 

“Gotcha.” 

Jungkook called Seokjin but it went straight to voicemail. “Hyung when you get this please call me. We need to talk...it’s very important.” 

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Dahee looked up from her paperwork when there was a knock on her study door. Her butler bowed his head.

"Dahee-nim, you have a visitor."

She tilted her head and left her study. She was walked to the foyer and saw Seokjin standing there. She saw the distraught look on his face.

"Seokjin-nim, good to see you." She smiled softly. "What do I owe for this visit?"

"I'm sorry to disturb you and without notice but I need to ask within your presence if I can talk to Hyunki?"

She stared at the alpha for a moment. "If I can just ask what for?"

"Taehyung disappeared with the pups. I managed to track the car he used and his cell phone. I follow the faint scents and I was able to pick up on Hyunki's scent."

"You have incredible nostrils I'll give you that. You can talk to him under one condition." 

He stared at her with pleading eyes.

"If my mate refuses to answer any of your questions you won't threaten him. I understand as an alpha, your missing mate and pups can make you go mad but you have to understand my position here and I need to keep my mate safe as well."

He looked down closing his eyes. He very well understood where she was coming from. If he was in her position he would feel the same. He looked her in the eyes and nodded.

“Ok, I promise.” 

She gave him a soft smile. “Thank you.” She turned to the butler. “Can you bring Hyunki to the sitting room?”  Once the butler left she escorted Seokjin to the sitting room and a maid poured them lemonade. 

Hyunki walked into the room timidly. He knew there was a possibility Seokjin would find out he was involved but he felt safe knowing his mate was here. He bowed his head.

“Seokjin-nim, hello.” 

“Hello Hyunki,” He said so softly the omega almost didn’t hear him. He sat beside Dahee who took his hand.

“Hyunki do you know why Seokjin-nim is here?” She asked.

He cleared his throat. “I have a feeling.” 

Seokjin sat forward. “Hyunki where did he go?” 

The omega lowered his eyes. “I can’t…” he shook his head. “I can’t tell you.” 

“Why?” The alpha was heartbroken.

“I don’t want you to hurt him. I know the consequences of when a mate leaves or runs away from their mafia mate especially the leader. It’s instant death.” 

“He broke the code!” Seokjin snapped.

“He loves you!” Hyunki cried out. “I was horrified when he told me the whole story. Seokjin-nim you let your grandmother torture him.” Tears fell from his eyes. Dahee tightened her grip on his hand. 

“My grandmother just wanted to help.” 

“She staged the fight between him and Kisang hoping they would kill each other.” 

Seokjin’s eyes widened. “What? He told that?” 

“He told me Kisang’s mother told him the truth but refused to help him because your grandmother threatened to kill her other pups.” 

“My grandmother…” 

“I never talk about anyone’s family but my grandfather had told me the kind of person your grandmother is,” Dahee spoke up. “He didn’t go in any detail but he just told me if she was an alpha there would be no stopping her reign of terror.” 

Cold sweat ran down his spine, conflict-hit him hard. The words his ears heard and the images of his grandmother in his heart clashed. Both couldn’t exist. One was a lie. 

“I can’t believe this.” He let out a bitter laugh. “That woman has sacrificed so much for me, my brothers and cousins. She raised us with love.” 

“I’m sorry if this sounds insensitive,” Dahee said, “but I heard about what happened to your brother Hoseok.” Hyunki immediately lowered his head as Seokjin’s face tightened. “Word is going around that he’s pregnant.” 

“What about it?” Seokjin said.

“Is your grandmother making him have the pup?” He became silent. “Would you make your own give birth after rape if they didn’t want to?” 

He shut his eyes. 

“I only say this because of think of what your mate was trying to tell you. My grandfather is very big on family unity and he’s told me the importance of running the mafia but he would never tell me to pick anything before my mate or pups.” She saw the emotions filling his face. “And I’m going to assume your connection with him isn’t that great because you should’ve known where he is. If Hyunki disappeared...I’d know where he went and vice versa.” 

Seokjin stood up. “I’m sorry for wasting your time.” He bowed his head and stalked towards the front door feeling like he was going to vomit.

“Seokjin-nim wait!” Hyunki ran after him and he turned to the omega.

“When you find him, please take a moment to listen to him. He loves you with all his heart but he felt this was the only way to get you to listen. I know you find him, just trust your heart and instincts. Text me when you’ve figured it out and I’ll do the rest.” 

Tears fell from the alpha’s eyes and Hyunki placed his hands on his cheeks. “The truth hurts and sometimes it’s better to remain ignorant than to face what hurts. But only the truth will set you and your heart free.” 

“Thank you.” 

Dahee giggled. “If the situation wasn’t like this, I’d have a fit over Hyunki touching you but you need it. Also, if you ever need us please don’t hesitate to ask.” 

Hyunki nodded. 

He bowed his head. “Thank you,” He got in his car.

He wasn’t going to lie Dahee’s words hit him hard about their connection. But she wasn’t wrong...he always tried ignoring it hoping it would fix itself but he and Taehyung didn’t have a strong connection. Maybe before their separation and when they met again. But it seemed to weaken after they mated and had pups and none of it was Taehyung’s fault. Nothing was Taehyung's fault, he always blamed his own shortcomings on his omega. He had promised him repeatedly to change and never had. Maybe Taehyung was better off without him. 

He shut his eyes. He even went out of his way to find out more about his family. Taehyung was brave and he wasn’t. He was really surprised that the omega hadn’t sought his father out. 

His eyes shut open and his heart pounded. He jumped out of the car and knocked on the door again. Dahee and Hyunki opened the door and he stared at them.

“He’s with my father isn’t he?” 

Hyunki smiled. “I’ll get the address for you.” 

Dahee smiled. “Make sure to listen to him. You may not believe his words but listen to your heart and his emotions. You can tell if your mate is lying.” 

 

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Taehyung walked outside and stretched. They had a whole month until November. He wondered if they would be able to spend their birthday like a family again. Would he even get to live to see their birthdays? He shook his head. A part of him wanted to call Jimin or Hoseok to let them know he was ok but he didn’t want them involved. He was sure Sangmi was keeping an eye on them.

He looked up when he heard a car. His face paled when Seokjin suddenly jumped out of a car he didn’t recognize. As the alpha approached, Taehyung stepped back.

“Jin, please listen to me,” tears fell from his eyes. “I’m sorry! I’m so sorry! I-I had no choice but to-” He cried out when Seokjin grabbed him and he winced expecting a hit. His eyes widened when he was pulled into a hug instead.

“I was so scared.” The alpha cried. “All of this, I deserve it.” He tightened his grip on Taehyung. “I never listened to you and I never protected you.” He looked at his mate who was sobbing. “I keep telling you I’m sorry and go back to doing the same thing over and over. I really don’t deserve you, I don’t deserve our pups. You leaving me is the best thing for you.” 

“I never meant to hurt you.” 

“I’m not...well I’m not mad anymore. I just want to understand what’s going on.” He looked at Taehyung. “I want to hear it from you. I want you to tell me everything , from the time I first brought you to my family until now. Hold nothing back, I’m ready to listen.” 

“Jin…” Taehyung cried.

“Then you should come in. This is going to be a hard and lengthy conversation.”  Kunwoo said. Seokjin’s eyes then focused on the woman standing next to him. Everything stopped around him as he uttered the words he thought he would never say again.

Eomma?” 

“Hi Seokjinnie.” She cried.

 

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Jimin jumped when Hoseok bolted from his nap.

“Hyung what happened?” 

Hoseok looked at him. “I just had a really disturbing dream...we need to get my grandfather out of here.” 

“What?” 

“I don’t know...my gut is telling me to listen to my dream.” 

“What was your dream?” He whispered.

“That my grandma had a breakdown and no one was safe…” He covered his mouth sobbing.

“Should we call Jungkook and Joon Hyung?” 

Hoseok shook his head. “That may bring too much attention. I know what to do.” 

“Where will we bring him?” 

Hoseok grabbed a cell phone from his draw. “Joonie gave me this cell just in case she had that one tapped. Namgi Hyung can help us.” 

“I’m getting scared,” Jimin whispered.

“Usually, I would tell you not to worry but...I think you should be...I definitely am.”

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TW// Mentions of rape and mild violence 

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Hoseok waited until his grandmother left out of the house. He and Jimin ran towards his grandparents' room. He saw his grandfather sitting at the edge of the bed taking deep breaths.

"Grandpa," Hoseok cried. The older man turned around.

"Hoseokie, what's wrong?"

Hoseok rushed over to him.

"We need to get you out of here."

"What do you mean? I'm not gonna be late for my appointment."

"That's not what I mean. I had a really scary dream and you're not safe here. I don't think any of us are. Do you know about me?"

"Yes, I've heard what happened. I'm so sorry Hoseokie."

"Grandma set that up so I would get pregnant by an alpha."

The older man lowered his eyes. He then closed his eyes sighing softly. "You know Kinam used to scream this out all the time and Kunwoo and I discussed whether he told the truth or suffered from a mental illness."

"It's true Grandpa," Hoseok cried. "Uncle Kinam told the truth and now it's happened to me."

"Oh Hoseokie, I'm so sorry. If only I was able to do more."

"It's ok Grandpa, I know you've been sick. I think Grandma is poisoning you. You've gotten sick so quickly."

He shook his head. "She's not."

"How do you know?"

He sighed deeply and looked at Jimin. He motioned for the omega to come closer. Once Jimin was in front of him. He took both their hands.

"I was hoping after today's treatment I could get everyone to together to talk but..." He sighed. "I have colon cancer, stage 3."

Their eyes widened.

"I've been sick for a long time and the reason I'm still here and breathing is because of your grandmother."

Hoseok stared at him feeling conflicted. The older man sighed. "Your grandmother is a very complicated woman. She's only ever been a caregiver without taking care of someone she feels there's nothing to her." Tears fell from Hoseok's eyes. "Are her methods always correct? No. And I'm very upset that she did this to you. Because she also doesn't know how to take no for an answer. She can't handle the fact of someone she's caring for not listening to her and she's let that personality flaw cloud her better judgment." He tightened his grip on them. "I want you two to leave, stay away from here for a while. When I return from the doctor's I will talk sense into her."

"Grandpa, why can't we all leave together?" Hoseok sobbed.

"Because there's no need for me to run away. I'm the only one who can handle your grandmother and talk her down. If you want an abortion, get one. Live your life the way you want to. I promise after I talk to her, things will change so don't worry." He hugged Hoseok tightly and then hugged Jimin. "Take care of him Jiminie."

"I promise Grandpa." He wiped his tears. They walked out of the room. "Now what?" He looked at the older omega.

"We'll do what Grandpa says. Let's go to Nari for now."

Jimin nodded. "I'll text her."

Sanghoon reached in his drawer and pulled out his pistol. He took a deep breath. "I need to end this once and for all. I just hope those kids forgive me." He sighed deeply.

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Seokjin sat with his pups until they fell, he laid them in the bed and went to the table where his parents sat with his mate. He sat next to Taehyung who immediately took his hand.

"I'm so confused so you two been together this whole time?" He looked between them.

"I tried many times telling you Jin but your grandmother would never let me. And then when she saw I was trying to tell you, she put a strain in our relationship."

Seokjin shook his head. "The strain in our relationship was because you were never there."

"Because she was always giving me responsibilities to do. She kept me away so she could take control of you guys."

Seokjin ran his hands through his hair. "I can't believe it." He looked at his father. "What is her reasoning for doing that?"

"Control." His mother spoke and he looked at her. A woman who he was supposed to have grown with, a woman who was supposed to have cared for him and love him. A woman who was such a stranger.

"Control? She was there for me after you left!" He growled trying to contain his emotions. "I remember turning two and after that, you were never to be seen again." The tears he fought hard to hold back fell from his eyes. "She did everything you were supposed to do! And now you both are sitting here telling me she's the bad guy?! Am I missing something?!"

"I never wanted to leave you Jin!" Sooji cried out and he looked at her. "When I first held you in my arms after waiting nine long months to meet you, it was the happiest day of my life. You are my pup! My son! Sangmi robbed me of everything! I never wanted another pup if I couldn't have you!"

"So why did you abandoned me?" He broke down. Taehyung rubbed his mate's back and wiped his own tears that fell.

"I didn't." She cried.

"I told her to leave," Kunwoo said. "Her life was in danger." Seokjin wiped his eyes and furrowed his eyebrows.

"Danger? Danger from what?"

"My mother. On your second birthday, your grandmother poisoned Sooji."

"Poisoned her?"

"You remember what happened to Nari on the twin's birthday?" Taehyung whispered and Seokjin looked at him. "That tea was meant for me but Nari drank it."

"But the doctor said she just had a reaction. I checked the monitors and no one put anything in the cup."

"Did you see your grandmother taking the cup from the cabinet?" Kunwoo asked.

"No, she brought the cup with her."

"You don't know this but your grandmother is a herbalist, she can concoct any type of poison. She has a cabinet in her office that's locked. That's where she keeps all her herbs. She could've easily put the herb inside before bringing the cup to the kitchen."

Seokjin looked down. He then looked at Taehyung. "What did she do to you?"

"You know the situation with Kisang? She staged that so we would kill each other."

"There was a text message from your phone telling him to come over!"

"And I'm more than certain that Hyunjun helped."

"Hyunjun why him?"

"He was putting shit in my drink. I didn't eat the food that night and when I pretended to by sleep. He came into the room and took the pills that you thought I tried to overdose on."

Seokjin closed his eyes massaging his temples.

"This is a lot Jin, do you need to take a moment?" Kunwoo asked but the alpha shook his head no.

"Continue." He told his mate looking down at his hand.

"Kisang's mother approached me a little after the incident and she showed me Kisang's phone. There was a conversation between him and Sangmi and she convinced him I was the problem and that he had to get rid of me. She told him what to say to the guards and everything. She had either hoped Kisang killed me, we killed each other or that I would kill Kisang and Aesook would kill me out of revenge."

Kunwoo sighed. "That's my mother alright. She's a mastermind like that."

Seokjin pulled out his cell phone.

"What happened?" Taehyung asked.

"I need all the solid proof I can get." He sniffled a bit as he made a phone call.

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Jungkook looked at the phone and nodded. "This should be more than enough evidence for Jin Hyung to see. Fucking bastards even recording themselves calling her afterward." The alpha shook his head. "Why?" He fought back tears.

Namjoon sighed. "As they say money and power is the root to all evil."

"I just hope Jin Hyung believes this." Yoongi said. He looked at his cell phone. "Oh Jimin and Seokie went to my place. They are with Nari right now."

"They should be safe there." Jungkook.

"Sir what should we do with them?" One of his men asked.

"Leave them in there until Jin Hyung gives the word on what to do." His cell phone. "Speak of the devil. Hello Jin Hyung,"

"JK, I need you to go to Aesook and get Kisang's phone. If she resists tell her, our grandmother won't hurt her or her family."

"Why do you need that?"

"I'll explain everything, then I'll send you an address. I want you guys to come here."

"Ok." He hung up. "Let's go guys."

Namjoon and Yoongi followed Jungkook without asking any questions.

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Aesook's eyes widened when she saw Jungkook, Namjoon and Yoongi. Tears built in her eyes.

"What more do you guys want from us?" She cried.

Jungkook approached her. "Aesook-ssi, can we please have Kisang's phone."

"What do you need with that?"

"Jin Hyung wants to see it."

She laughed out. "I see Taehyung told him," she shook her head. "I'm sorry but I need to protect my family."

"Jin Hyung wanted to assure you nothing would happen to you or your family."

She stared at him for a moment. "I heard Hoseokie is pregnant after an assault. Is that true?" Jungkook nodded. She let out a bitter laugh. "Your grandmother won't stop." She shook her head. "Originally I was supposed to be Kunwoo's mate. He didn't want to and I was young." She wiped her tears. "She fed us aphrodisiac and locked us in a room together. I never conceived but I was so upset that happened. I tried to guilt Kunwoo into mating me but he refused so out of anger I accused him of raping me." She looked down wiped her eyes. "I played right into her hands back then." She looked at Jungkook. "Are you guys going against Sangmi?"

The young alpha nodded.

"Then you need all the evidence you can get. Come in, I've kept all conversations between us."

"Also, I know that story is hard but I can record you saying this?" Jungkook asked.

"Yes, Sangmi's reign of terror needs to end."

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Seokjin went outside to get some fresh air. He sighed deeply closing his eyes. Taehyung went up to him and hugged his back.

"Do you hate me?" Seokjin asked. "I've been dumb for so long." 

"I did want to hate you for the longest but then when I really stepped back and looked at the situation. You were just a victim, you all were." 

Seokjin turned to him. "How do I go on after this? I feel so lost and everything I've ever lived was a lie. My grandmother ruined everything." Tears fell from his eyes. 

Taehyung hugged him tightly. "She may have altered your past but she won't take away our future." They looked at each other, Taehyung wiped his mate's tears. "I'm by your side and I will remain by yourself no matter what. We're going to get through this." 

Seokjin pressed his forehead against his omega's. "You know the worse times of my life were you staring at me as if I was a stranger to you. It ate me alive each day and instead of facing it I ran away. I'm the one who betrayed you first. I'm the one who turned their back on you and left you alone. I'm sorry." 

"I forgive you. You know Areum witnessed the whole thing with me and Kisang." 

"What? Why didn't tell me?"

"I didn't want her involved. Imagine how hard it would be on her to have to tell that story repeatedly. I just wanted her to forget about it no matter how much I suffered."

Tears built in Seokjin's eyes. "Fuck!" He cried out, he cupped his mate's face and cried. "I'm so sorry, I fucked up so badly." 

"Don't be too hard on yourself. We all make mistakes but the most important is learning from them and growing."

Seokjin nodded and kissed Taehyung's lip. Taehyung held him tightly returning the kiss. Taehyung swore on everything he was going to get his mate's smile back again.

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Chinri smiled widely when she let Sangmi inside. "Hi Sangmi-ssi, I was hoping you brought the pups with you."

"Well I had the pups but Taehyung took them,"

"He took them?"

"Yes, he ran away from Seokjinnie with the pups."

Her eyes widened. "Oh my god. Why would he do such a thing?"

"I know you two have been strained but has he contacted you?"

"No, he hasn't."

Sangmi sighed deeply. "Seokjinnie is so worried. He doesn't even know what to do. But I wanted to tell you about our code of honor. When a mate runs away especially the mafia leader's mate. The only punishment is death as this is an act of betrayal."

Chinri stared at Sangmi. "So you're saying Taehyung needs to die?"

"Yes. You don't have a problem with that, do you? I know he was never your favorite child. With Taehyung out of the way, we can raise the pups the right way."

Chinri looked down.

"Chinri why aren't you saying anything?" Chul-Moo approached them. "Of course we have a problem with this! He's your son! Our son!"

Chinri shut her eyes shaking her head. "He's a burden that I never wanted!" She cried. 

"What are you saying about your own pup?!"

"He's not even my pup!!" She shouted.

Sangmi and Chul-Moo stared at her in shock as she cried. 

"I was in love with this alpha, I was just his mistress so I faked a pregnancy to get his attention. His mistress called my bluff saying I wasn't so I had to provide a pup...my neighbor had just had a small pup two days ago named Taehyung..."

"Chinri..." Chul-Moo stared at her in disbelief.

"I took him and when I presented the pup, the alpha turned me away saying he didn't want us so now I was stuck with a pup I never wanted. I tried giving him up but he wouldn't stop crying until I held him so I had no choice but to keep him and every day I looked at him, the more I hated him."

Chul-Moo shook his head. "I always knew there was a disconnect between you two but this is too much Chinri. Why didn't you tell me?"

"How was I going to?!"

Chul-Moo shook his head. "You're not killing my son." He said to Sangmi.

"Try and stop us. Remember how many favors you've done for us. It would be a shame if it came out that you were violating laws."

The alpha swallowed hard.

"I just wanted to tell you guys. Have a nice day." She smiled and left. Chul-Moo stormed into the bedroom and grabbed a suitcase.

"Where are you going Chul-Moo?" She cried.

"I need to separate myself for a while. I'm just disgusted with everything right now. Have you always treated him so badly? Where have I been?" He sighed deeply.

"I'm sorry Chul-Moo but we can get passed this."

"No we can't! Do you know how many lives you ruined? Not only his but his parents? You're selfish!"

"You're just saying this now?" She scoffed.

"No, I've always known it but I've stayed because of Taehyung but at this point. I'll just form my own relationship with him without you!"

"Chul-Moo please!" She cried trying to stop him as he stomped towards the door. "I'm sorry!" She cried. He looked at her.

"Don't apologize to me, you need to apologize to that innocent pup who didn't deserve any of this! For once in your life own to all of your bullshit!" He snapped and walked out the door ignoring her cries.

Chul-Moo got into his car. "I should call Taehyung and tell him we need to talk." He pulled out his cell phone. There was a tap on his window. He looked towards the window his movements halted when a silent bullet went through the window piercing his skull.

Sangmi watched as his body slumped over. "Don't be so hasty now." She smirked and got in the car.

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Being in the mafia Jungkook was used to the unexpected but nothing could or would prepare him to see not only Taehyung and the pups but his uncle and Seokjin's mother who abandoned him all together. Seokjin assured him they would talk when everything was over.

Seokjin and Taehyung went through the conversations Aesook got for them. Taehyung was disgusted at how badly Sangmi trashed him. All he wanted was to be with Seokjin and raise their family. How could someone hate another person for wanting that?

Seokjin stared at the conversations between her and Kisang. He understood why Kisang hated Taehyung so much, his grandmother fueled and made it explode. To top it off her staging that attack on Hoseok. He felt horrible for never believing his uncle.

"Jungkook, get your father out of that mental hospital."

"Will they let him go?"

"If you gotta do it by gunpoint then so be it." Seokjin stood up. "I'm going to right all her wrongs."

"Where are you going?" Taehyung asked.

"I'm going to confront her."

"Let me come with you."

"I can't let you."

"You have no choice. I'm your mate. Remember what I told you, let me be your strength when you need it and you will need it. She will try to manipulate you and she may get into your head again. You need me there." 

He stared at his mate before kissing his forehead. "You're right, I do need you." He held his hand tightly.

"Wait, I have an idea," Kunwoo said walking up to them. "The only way to get my mother to talk is to put the pressure on her. We'll put her back against the wall."

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Nari gasped when she saw Taehyung and Seokjin.

"Oh are you guys ok?"

Jimin and Hoseok ran to the door and Jimin hugged Taehyung tightly. "Jin Hyung please don't hurt Taehyungie!" He cried.

Seokjin smiled softly. "Don't worry Jimin, I won't. My eyes have been opened and we're going to expose my grandmother but first, we need to move you guys to somewhere safer."

"Safer?" Jimin asked.

"We're going to take you guys over to Dahee and Hyunki's along with our pups until this is all over."

"What about you?" Jimin asked.

"I'm going to be with Jin so I'll be ok."

"Guys please be careful. I had a terrifying dream that Grandma snapped and tried to harm us all." Hoseok cried. Seokjin hugged his brother.

"We won't let that happen, I promise."

"I trust you guys." He wiped his tears.

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Taehyung felt butterflies in his stomach, he knew it wasn't that long but he felt like it had been forever since they were home. Anger no rage filled his body. This was supposed to be his dream home for him and his family and that witched ruined it. He kept reminding himself that he couldn't strangle the elder woman once he saw her though he was so tempted. He knew Seokjin was going to want to handle this as civil and peaceful as possible.

The doorbell rang and Taehyung tensed when he heard Sangmi's voice.

"You found them? Did you shoot Taehyung?" Her eyes widened when she saw the omega calmly sitting at the table.

"No, he didn't." He snapped.

She looked at Seokjin. "What are you waiting for?"

"Grandma just sit please," Seokjin told her. She complied with the alpha. She and the omega across from her glared and each other.

Seokjin made tea and sat beside Taehyung, "I'm not going to kill him."

"What?" She glared at him. "He broke code! Him leaving is an act of betrayal and he needs to be punished!"

"He ran away to wake me up."

"Wake you up? Wake you up from what?" She snapped.

"To let me know the one who really did an act of betrayal was you." 

"Me? Excuse me?" She scoffed.

There was a knock on the dining room door. "Mind if we join?" Kunwoo said as he and Sooji walked further into the room. Sangmi's face paled as she stared at the two.

"Grandma, what's wrong? Why do you look like that?" Seokjin asked. She looked back at Seokjin.

"Seokjinnie, do you know who that woman is?"

"I do...she's my mother."

"Well, why is she here? She abandoned you. She left you to continue her happy little life."

"We told him the truth Eomma," Kunwoo said and they sat down.

"What truth? That you both were incapable of being good parents so I had to do what you two couldn't!" She snapped.

"Did you poison my mother? Did you kill Hoseok and Hojin's father?" Seokjin asked. Sangmi's eyes widened for a moment and she pursed her lips.

"I don't know what you're talking about?" She shrugged.

"You attempted to poison me but failed." Taehyung snapped. "Not to mention you staged for Hoseok and Kinam-ssi to be raped by alphas to further your sick alpha agenda!"

Sangmi looked at him before turning to Seokjin. "Do you hear these people Seokjinnie? They are insane! Seokjin, who raised you? Who kissed your booboos? Who risked her life to save you when you were kidnapped?"

Seokjin stared at her and Taehyung held his hand tightly underneath the table. "It's true, you did all of that. You were very loving and everything I wanted in a mother but I can't excuse what you did to my mother, my mate and my brother. You betrayed us."

Sangmi shook her head. "You and your father are just alike! Everything I do is for you all! I'd go above and beyond for you all but it's still not enough! I'm leaving I don't need this insult." She stood up.

"When you leave, leave the family for good," Seokjin said and she looked at him. "I could kill you but Grandma please don't force my hand. Just leave the family, leave us and we'll never cross paths again. I'll give you money so you can hop on the plane and one-way trip it somewhere...somewhere far. Please don't make this any harder on us. I'm giving you twenty-four hours to be gone if you're not I will put a bullet in your chest." Tears fell from his eyes as he said this.

She chuckled softly. "I see...it seems I misjudged you Seokjinnie." With that, she left. Seokjin went to make sure she was out of the house. He then returned back to the dining room.

"Do you think she'll do it," Taehyung asked.

"No, she won't," Seokjin said. "She's going to make me think she is and then come after me. I'm already ahead of her." He grabbed his cell phone. "JK did you get Uncle Kinam? Ok meet me back at my parent's house and then I need you to come with me to grandma and grandpa's house. Ok, see you soon."

He turned to Taehyung. "Do you want to come with me?"

"Is it safe to stay here? I'm tired and just want some sleep." Seokjin stared at him. A part of him wanted Taehyung to come so he knew he was safe but he also saw how exhausted his mate was. He nodded. "Ok. New security has arrived, some maids are here, call me if anything suspicious happens." 

Taehyung saw the pain in his mate's face. He placed his hand on Seokjin's cheek. "I love you."

"I love you too." He kissed his lips. "I'm going to set everything straight again, for us and for our pups." He kissed Taehyung's lips again and they left. Taehyung looked out the window and saw the new security that was armed. Taehyung sighed deeply.

He had really wished that Sangmi would just leave. Why cause more hurt and pain on top of the hurt and pain now? He knew after this he, Jimin and Namjoon were going to need all the strength to be there for them. He wanted to get Hojin out of jail maybe he could talk to Chul-Moo and see if he could pull some strings.

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Sangmi walked into her house, she ignored the maids who greeted her. She walked to her bedroom and stepped on the balcony. She placed her cigarette in her cigarette holder and lit it. She took a deep inhale before slowly letting the smoke leave her mouth and nose. The look in Seokjin's eyes told her he believed them over her. She felt upset at herself, she stopped keeping tabs on Sooji after a while. She should've killed Sooji as well but she couldn't find an herb that could attack a female omega like it did a male omega. She really wished Taehyung drank that tea and then all of this would be over.

She heard movement behind her and a gun click, she didn't bother to turn around.

"Are you gonna shoot me Sanghoonie?"

"Since when did you smoke?"

She turned around and saw her mate holding the pistol at her. "I thought you would be in bed sleeping or at treatment."

"I did both but I had to talk to you. What you've done is unrepairable. You've ruined a lot of lives and I just let you because I didn't think I was strong enough. I didn't think you would go so far. I've made endless excuses and look where this has brought us."

She let out a small laugh as tears fell from her eyes. "Either be shot my mate or my grandson who I've raised. I guess it's over for me." She cried. "I just wanted to keep this family healthy and strong. I never wanted us to go through what I had."

"I know Sangmi, your heart was in the right place but you've picked up your father's ruthlessness. We are family not pawns. You can't treat us like this. I want the old Sangmi back. The Sangmi who I had seen in the gardens teaching her omega brothers and sisters how to do flower arrangements."

She sniffled. "You remember that?"

"It was love at first sight for me."

"Me too." She put her cigarette out and wiped her eyes. "Seokjinnie gave me twenty-fours to leave the family and never return."

Sanghoon walked over to her. "So let's go. I'll go with you. I may not have much time left but you're my soulmate and I will spend my last breath with you. I know the innocent you is still in there. The precious Sangmi who still had a heart. I know you're in there."

"No, she died a long time ago. I can't be saved." She cried.

"Yes, you can baby." He wrapped his arms around her. "Everyone can be saved still. You just have to show remorse. I'm sure we can salvage things in a few years. Everyone just needs time."

"Sanghoonie, I really don't deserve you." She cried.

"Yes, you do. I love you so much Sangmi."

"I love you too." She kissed his forehead. "Do you forgive me?"

"Of course I do."

"I'm glad." She whispered before shoving him away from her. His body flew off the balcony and landed on the ground with a thud. She peeked over and saw blood spilling from his body. She took a deep breath and screamed out loud.

The house staff ran into the room where Sangmi was screaming and crying.

"What happened Sangmi-nim?"

"Sanghoon told me his cancer was now stage four and how his life was over. I went to get him a chair and as soon as I left him I heard a sudden thud and to my horror, he wasn't on the balcony anymore." She sobbed.

"Ma'am come, let's get you to rest."

"Help me to my study please." She cried.

Once in her study, she locked the door and removed the picture from the wall. This was all Taehyung's fault. If he had never came into their lives then her family life would be perfect.

Seokjin and Jungkook froze when they saw police cars and an ambulance at their grandparents' house. Seokjin couldn't shake the horrible feeling, they rushed towards the front door where a police officer blocked them.

"What happened? Our grandparents live here?" Of course, seeing the police here at a mafia home made him a bit nervous but he knew his grandparents' house was clean. They wouldn't find the trick doors that held weapons.

"There was a suicide." The officer said.

Jungkook and Seokjin's eyes widened.

"What do you mean? Who? What?" Seokjin did his best to remain calm.

"Your grandfather, was he sick?"

"He had been," Seokjin confirmed.

"The staff said he was depressed with his illness and he jumped from the balcony. There was no evidence of foul play."

"Have you spoke to my grandmother?" Seokjin asked.

"The staff said she was locked in her office and refused to speak because she's so upset."

"Thank you."

"My condolences." he bowed.

"Thank you." The alpha whispered closing his eyes. The officer walked away and Jungkook looked at him. 

"I don't believe him."

"Me neither." They walked into the house. Seokjin and Jungkook walked into the house. Jungkook tried opening the office door but it was locked. He and Seokjin knocked into the door, busting it down. The window was open and their grandmother was nowhere in sight.

Seokjin ran over to the picture that was down off the wall. He opened the safe and saw the guns gone.

"Do you think she left?" Jungkook asked. "I don't want to believe she killed Grandpa." Tears fell from his eyes.

"I know she did." He dried his tears. "We're going to have to kill her immediately. See if you can track her cell phone and let's go back to my house to regroup."

"Ok." Jungkook followed behind. Seokjin gripped his fists. His grandfather was the sweetest man, even has a mafia boss he never wanted to hurt anyone. His grandmother was too far gone. He was going to be the one to end her and avenge his grandfather.

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Taehyung stared out the window, it was close to the twins' birthday and they had to be separated all because of Sangmi and her selfishness. He leaned back on the couch and closed his eyes. He just wanted the peaceful days. His cell phone rang.

"Hey babe."

"Hey listen, we're on our way back to the house."

"Did you tell Grandpa?" His heartbeat quicked when it was silence. "Jin?"

"I'll tell you everything when I get inside. Are the maids still there?"

"Yes."

"Good, I'll see you soon ok?"

"Ok, I love you."

"I love you more." He whispered. It sounded like his voice cracked but he hung up before Taehyung could say anything else. He called Hyun-ki asking if he could speak to his pups.

"Papa, when are you coming to get us?" Sejun pouted. "We miss you."

"Soon baby I promise, We miss you guys too."

"Are you and Appa going to be ok?" Areum asked.

"Yes we will be, I promise. I will see you guys soon. Take care of Sejun and Eunji ok?"

"Ok. I love you."

"I love you, baby girl." He gave a sad smile when they hung up. He placed his phone on the couch. He paused when he heard the doorbell ring. He wondered if that was Seokjin but he knew the passcode. He walked to the living room doorway and watched as a maid opened the door.

"Good evening San-" Her words were cuff off by a loud boom. The other maid screamed out when Sangmi turned to her and shot her with a shotgun. Taehyung covered his mouth and moved behind the wall.

"Oh fuck." He cried.

"Taehyung, I know Seokjin left you here. I'm sure he would be back here soon. I should've known just how much trouble you were when I first met you. You refused to do what I wanted, you sassed my grandson and you evaded my death traps too many times." He watched as she looked into the living room. "But it made sense. You're a rare omega like me. We aren't the stereotypical omegas. We are the omegas who take charge and live by our own way. Unfortunately, two omegas like that can't coexist in one family.

He knew the front door wasn't an option and getting to the backdoor would be too risky especially if it was doubled locked. He wondered where the security went. He then remembered there was a fire escape in Areum's room. He peeked around the wall but didn't see Sangmi. He didn't have time to wait to see her.

He ran from behind the wall as fast he could, Sangmi came out of the kitchen and took a shot at him. His thigh was hit as he got to the top of the stairs. He hit the floor crying out in pain as Sangmi pointed the gun towards him. The door opened and a security guard pointed his gun at her.

"I thought I killed you all." She immediately shot him. Taehyung forced himself up and she shot the gun but it jammed. He moved as fast as he could ignoring the pain. He closed all of their bedrooms and gently shut Areum's door. He looked at the fire escape. There was no way he would make it down not with his injury. Tears fell from his eyes as the pain started becoming more and more unbearable. He had to think of something. He knew the blood would give him away.

He looked at the landline in Areum's room, thank god he and Seokjin decided to put phones in all of the kid's room as a precaution. He grabbed the phone and called Seokjin.

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Jimin laid Eunji down for a nap and he saw Areum pacing instead of playing with the other kids. 

"Areum-ah, what's wrong?" 

"Papa," She cried.

Jimin knelt down in front of her. "Papa will be ok." 

"No he won't. I need to see him right now." She ran out of the room and ran into Dahee.

"Whoa Areum what's wrong?" 

"Papa! Papa is in danger! I can feel it!" 

Jimin looked at Dahee as she looked at the young pup. She then looked at Jimin. "Care to see if her hunch is correct?" 

"Let's go. Areum-ah, get your jacket." 

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"Can you find her?" Seokjin asked his cousin.

"No, she must've turned her phone off. I can't track it." He sighed.

 Seokjin's cell phone rang and he answered the phone through the car's Bluetooth.

"Babe, let me call you right back. Jungkook and I are trying to find my grandmother."

"Jin help," Taehyung's quivering whisper made his heart stop beating for a full two seconds.

"Taehyung, what happened?"

"Sangmi is here with a shotgun. She killed the maids and security. She shot me in the thigh but I managed to get away. I'm in Areum's room right now."

"Fuck!" Seokjin began speeding. "You're in Areum's room? There's the fire escape. Can you make it down?"

"No," he cried. "The pain is too much. There's so much blood."

"Jungkook call Yoongi and Joonie, find out where they are and tell them to break every speed limit to get to my house. Tae, hold on I'm coming."

"My body feels so cold, I don't know how much blood I've lost," he whispered.

"Baby listen to me, the twins' birthday is right around the corner. We're gonna live through this and give them the best 6th birthday party ever! Ok?" 
"Yes," he whispered closing his eyes.

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Taehyung heard Seokjin and Jungkook trying to talk to him but his consciousness was fading. He opened the balcony door to the fire escape and looked down. He wanted to try but didn't want to risk falling either. He went into the closet and used whatever he could find to wipe the blood. He jumped when he heard a gunshot close by. He shook his head trying to ignore his dizziness. He closed the closet door as the bedroom door opened.

Sangmi looked around and saw the phone hanging off the hook. Seokjin yelling for Taehyung made her insides burn with rage. She slammed the phone down on the receiver and went to the fire escape where the blood trailed led to. She walked outside and looked down. Taehyung prayed she went out running thinking he took that route but she just stood there not moving. She then looked towards the closet. He covered his mouth trying to hold back his whimpers.

"Taehyung are you in here?" She stood there thinking. "Let's take a test. I found out something really interesting when I went to visit Chinri and Chul-Moo. Chinri revealed to us that she's not your real mother." Taehyung froze. "She said she kidnapped you from her neighbor to appease this alpha but he still didn't want her so she was forced to keep that burden." He covered his mouth. He felt dizzy, he felt nauseous and he felt like he just wanted to die. There was no way she was telling the truth right? "Chul-Moo was going to tell you but I couldn't risk that so I put a bullet in his head."

She stalked to the closet and threw the doors opened. "You hear me! The omega who spent all those years verbally, mentally and emotionally abusing you, stole you from your real parents just to use you as a pawn. You don't even know who you are? Is Taehyung really your name?" She laughed out and pointed the gun to him. "I just wanted to say that and see the horror on your stupid face before I shot you."

"Sangmi stop!" Namjoon rushed into the room. She turned and shot at him. He hit the floor barely missing the shit.

"You stupid beta! I really wished those useless alphas killed you that night! You're so annoying!" She shot at him again and he moved again missing the bullet. He knew he could easily overpower her if he could get close enough. "I won't miss this time." She stated once he was in the corner. Taehyung pushed himself out of the closet and knocked Sangmi over. A bullet hit Namjoon in the shoulder, he fell over grabbing his shoulder. Taehyung grabbed the shotgun as he sat on top of the older woman. All the blood loss made him weaker than he anticipated.

Sangmi hit Taehyung in the thigh, he cried out and she hit him with the gun but he fought with everything he had to keep her in place.

"Taehyung!" Seokjin shouted as he, Jungkook and Yoongi ran into the room. "Grandma put the gun down, it's over." He said pointing the gun to her.

"You're right it is over but I'm taking him with me." Sangmi slid a knife from her back pocket and jabbed it into Taehyung's stomach.

"Taehyung!!!" The alpha screamed out with a second shot he shot Sangmi and her body went limp. He ran to his mate who was lying on the floor in a pool of blood with a knife jammed in his stomach. He went to grab it but Yoongi grabbed his hand.

"Don't touch it, we don't want to risk him bleeding out." He felt for a pulse. "It's faint but he still has a pulse."

Seokjin punched the floor. Why didn't he listen to him? Why didn't just bring the omega with him? He pressed his face into Taehyung's shoulder. "Please don't die Taehyung, please we all need you!" 

"Is everything ok in here?" Dahee asked, her eyes and pushed Areum back. "Jimin hold her back." But Areum slipped from Jimin's arm and ran into her eyes. She saw Taehyung on the floor. Her body grew weak and she fainted. Seokjin caught her before she hit the floor. 

Chapter Text

TW// Mentions of Suicide

Seokjin paced back and forth, this was not how it was supposed to end. He really had no intention of killing his grandmother, he thought maybe jail or a mental hospital would help make her sit with all she had done. But when she stabbed Taehyung his body had moved. She escaped way too easily. He sighed deeply.

“Jin do you want to sit?” Sooji asked.

“I can’t...I’m gonna go crazy. I’m about to bust through those doors if they don’t tell me something.”

“Son, please be a bit more patient. I know it’s hard.” Kunwoo said. “How is Areum-ah doing?” he asked trying to shift his son’s thoughts.

“She’s ok, she just got overwhelmed seeing Taehyung and the blood. She’s with Hoseok, Sejun and Eunji.”

“Ok good.”

Jimin gripped his fists. “Jin Hyung, I’m really sorry for bringing her there. She kept saying Taehyung was in trouble so we just wanted to ease her mind. I never expected her to be right.”

Seokjin gave him a soft smile. “I know Jiminie, thank you for listening to her. She’s a very special little girl.” He sniffled a bit, their birthday was in two weeks. He prayed for his mate’s recovery.

A doctor rushed into the hallway getting their attention. “He needs a kidney and a blood transfusion,”

“I’m blood type A, can I give?” Seokjin asked.

“You can give a kidney but for his blood transfusion needs an exact match because of his rare blood type.”

“What is it?” Jimin asked.

“His blood type is -AB and we have none of that. Is anyone of you -AB?”

Jimin cried out knowing he wasn’t.

“If he doesn’t get a blood transfusion in the next five hours, he will die due to kidney failure.”

It became painfully silent as the realization set in that none of them matched his blood type. Seokjin dropped to his knees his ear clogged and his eyes became blurry as he tried his best breathing. Was that even an option? To love his husband, his mate, his everything...forever? Sooji hugged him tightly as he hugged her back. He truly didn’t know what to do.

“We can hold him off for five hours but anything after that his organs will shut down.”

“Doctor, we need you!” A nurse came out of the operation room.

“Excuse me.” She ran into the operation room.

Seokjin shook his head. He already lost way too much and his mate was within his reach. He wasn’t going to let him die. He rose to his feet and started walking.

“Hyung, where are you going?” Jungkook asked.

“I’m going to his mother and see if she matches.”

Jimin cried. “But she hates Taehyung, she may refuse.”

Seokjin looked at him with fire in his eyes. “Then I’ll bash her fucking in and put her blood in a bucket.”

Jimin’s eyes widened but remained silent.

“I’ll go with you,” Jungkook said and they walked away. Jimin grabbed his cell phone. “Maybe Hobi Hyung or one of them has a matching blood type.” He closed his eyes praying.

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Seokjin and Jungkook arrived at Chinri and Chul-Moo’s apartment. They saw police everywhere and they ran towards them.

“We can’t let you through.”

“My mother-in-law and father-in-law live here. Are they ok? Chinri and Chul-Moo?”

The officer looked at him and let them through the tape.

“Chul-Moo was shot in his car. Do you know anyone who would have a grudge against him?”

“No, my father-in-law was very kind and mild-tempered. No one had anything against him. Where is my mother-in-law?” They were led into the apartment and Seokjin gasped when he saw her body hanging from the ceiling. As he watched her body hanging, he saw any hope of saving Taehyung going out of the window.

“No…” He cried.

“We think it was a suicide,” An officer said. “Where is their child? Your spouse?”

“He’s in the hospital right now in need of a blood transfusion.”

“Is he ok?” 
“He will be.” He whispered trying to keep himself from breaking down.

“Here’s a letter, you may want to show your spouse this. Can we have your name in case we need anything else?”

Seokjin gave them his information and they walked out of the apartment. Once they got in the car Seokjin read the letter.

Taehyung,

Chul-Moo’s told me to own up my wrongdoings but I can’t. I’m a coward and will always be. He’s left me and without him, I can’t live. Who will take care of me? I can’t be on my own. I don’t know-how.

So the least I can do before I end my life is, tell you the truth…

I’m not your real mother….

I kidnapped you from my neighbor because I faked a pregnancy to get this alpha I was in love with,

That failed and I was too scared to give you back because I didn’t want to go to jail.

I even tried to give you up but you were so attached to me the places called me back to come and get you.

So I was stuck with you. Being abusive to you was a way I could release my guilt of what I’ve done.

I regret it because I knew motherhood was never for me and I forced it on myself for nothing.

You were a burden. I couldn’t wait until you were old enough to mate and leave my home.

I love my grandchildren I really do but I too soon grew tired of them.

Your real mother’s name is Lee Miok,

I know you won’t miss me so this is my final goodbye,

From, the woman who ruined both your life and her own,

“What the fuck?!” Seokjin punched the steering wheel.

“What happened Hyung? What does it say?”

“Chinri isn’t his real mother.”

“What?” Seokjin gave him the letter, his head was pounding. He looked at the clock. An hour had already passed so now they were down to four hours until he lost his mate forever.

“Maybe we can get Joon Hyung to look up all the Lee Mioks in the country.”

“JK, how long will that take? What if she lives in America? What if she lives somewhere that’s a five-hour distance from us?” He cried. “I lost him...I failed to protect him and now not only will I suffer but my pups too. Areum will never recover from this she’s bonded so strongly to him.” He sobbed against the steering wheel.

Jungkook shut his eyes feeling the tears about to fall. He had no idea what to do. This couldn’t be the end. There was no way he or Jimin would recover themselves. Was fate so cruel to them?

After some time Seokjin began driving. “Where are we going Hyung?” Jungkook whispered.

“I need to try one more time. I’m going to ask Dahee and Hyunki if they know anyone with -AB blood type.”

Once they arrived at the mansion Seokjin knocked on the door. Jungkook looked at him knowing he wasn’t ok. Dahee answered and her smile faded when she saw the two alphas.

“What happened?”

Seokjin put his head down. “Tae needs a blood transfusion but his blood type is -AB so there’s literally no one around that can help him. He’s going to die. Do you guys have that blood type or know anyone that does?”

Dahee gasped. “Wait!” They looked at her. “My Aunt just arrived to visit us from France. Her blood type is -AB, I remember because my grandfather always yelled at her to be careful with her body. Come on, how much time do we have?”

“Three hours,” Seokjin whispered.

“Let’s hurry then,” She led them to the sitting room where she was having a tea party with Dahee and Hyunki’s oldest daughter. They looked at them, Seokjin froze when he saw the beautiful woman with short black hair. “Auntie, can you help my friend out. His mate is currently in the hospital with serious injuries and he needs a blood transfusion but his blood type is -AB and there’s no one around to help.”

“Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear that! Of course, I’ll help. Is there enough time?”

“We have three hours.”

“Then let’s go!”

“Thank you so much Aunt Miok.” She hugged the older woman. Seokjin and Jungkook looked at each other before looking at her.

“Miok as in Lee Miok?” Seokjin asked.

She nodded in confusion. “Yes?”

“Holy shit,” He gasped. “Did you by any chance have a baby that was kidnapped?” He felt bad when he saw the woman almost break down from his question.

Dahee looked at him. “How did you know that?”

Seokjin took a deep breath. “I think my mate who is in need that blood transfusion may be your son.”

“What?” Tears fell from her eyes. “When is your mate’s birthday?”

“December 30, 1995…”

“Oh god.” She covered her mouth.

“Then we have to hurry!!” Dahee said. “Hyun-ki, are you coming?”

“Of course!”

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Jimin, Kunwoo and Sooji looked up when Seokjin came in running with Miok.

“Where is the doctor?” He turned to a nurse and told her they found someone with a match. The doctor rushed out.

“We have two hours so let’s hurry!” They took Miok and rushed into a room.

“Who was that?” Jimin asked. “What happened?”

“That’s what I need to know,” Dahee asked.

Seokjin sighed deeply. “I went to Chinri’s apartment to see if she would agree to help if she matched but she committed suicide.”

“What?” Jimin rose to his feet.

“I don’t know what happened but Chul-Moo is dead too, I’ll investigate more after this. But Chinri left a note for Taehyung and I read it. She said how she’s not his real mother and how she stole him from a neighbor because she faked a pregnancy to get this alpha.”

“Oh my god…” Hyunki gasped as Jimin stood there in shock.

“I was young around that time but I remember my aunt and uncle living in a small apartment and my aunt called saying her pup was stolen. Everyone searched but could never find him. And to think he was under our noses this whole time.”

“Is your uncle still alive?”

“Yes, he’s supposed to be arriving here tomorrow.”

An hour went by and the doctor came out giving him the thumbs up. “I don’t know how you guys did it but Taehyung has an amazing family. He will be ok and so will Miok. Are you ready for the kidney surgery?”

“Can I see him first?”

“Yes, you have some time because we need to prepare.”

Seokjin went into the room and saw his mate still hooked up to machines with many tubes attached to him. He sat down and took his hand into his. He kissed his hand repeatedly as tears spilled from his eyes.

“I don’t know if this was a blessing in disguise or what...but I’m so fucking happy.” He sobbed. “I thought I lost you. I thought I would never see your gentle your eyes on me again, hear your soothing deep voice or feel your soft touch.” He placed his hand to his cheek. “I fucked up so badly and I don’t know if I’ll ever forgive myself. But I promise you I will be the protector you need me to be. I will be everything you needed and wanted. I love you so much.” He felt Taehyung’s hand twitch but the omega remained asleep.

“Seokjin-ssi we must prepare you now.” A nurse told him.

He stood up and pecked his mate’s lips. “We’re going to be ok baby, I promise.”

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Namgi walked into the hospital and saw Seokjin sleeping in a recliner chair in Taehyung’s room. He checked the omega’s vitals before looking at his IV.

“Namgi Hyung, how is he?” Seokjin asked stirring out of his sleep. He turned around giving a small smile.

“He’s gotten through the worse of it but aside from that. Why are you out of bed? You gave up a kidney and you should be in bed resting.”

“I couldn’t rest, every time I closed my eyes I just dreamed of you guys telling me he’s not here anymore.” He trembled. Namgi gently placed a hand on his shoulder.

“I already told you, he was saved the minute he got the blood transfusion and the kidney. You two really fought the odds to overcome everything. I see nothing but happiness in your future.”

“Yes, even though it was my fault he was almost killed.” He hung his hand.

“Don’t blame yourself. Your grandmother groomed you the way she wanted you. You can’t be held accountable for what she did. Just pray for her soul.”

“Thank you.”

“I know you won’t listen if I tell you to get in the bed now but please do soon. The faster you recover, the faster you’ll be released and the faster you can be by his side.”

“I will, thanks Namgi Hyung.”

He bowed his head and walked out of the room.

There was a knock on the door and Seokjin turned around. He saw Miok holding flowers in her hands. “Sorry to disturb you, may I come in?”

He winced in pain as he sat up a bit. “Yes please, you’re not disturbing anything. How do you feel?”

“I’m ok for the most part. They did take a lot of blood from me but I’m fine now. How are you? Should you be up so fast after surgery?”

“I kept thinking about Taehyung and had to come here to be by his side.”

Tears swelled in her eyes. “I don’t know what type of life he had but I’m so happy he has you.”

“I haven’t been perfect. I’ve made a lot of mistakes.”

“And you also sprang into action to save him. Time was short but that didn’t stop you from wanting to save him. Thank you.” She cried.

He wiped his own tears and sniffled a bit. “I’m glad you came to Korea when you did.” He handed her tissue.

“It was fate.” She wiped her eyes. “Now the question is...does he know?”

“I don’t think so but we need to tell him.”

She nodded. “My husband will be here in two hours, I’ll tell him everything and bring him back.” She placed the vase on the windowsill.

“Please do, I’ll let you know when he wakes up.”

“Thank you.” She hugged Seokjin before walking away. He looked at his mate who was still sleeping. His body was starting to hurt from being sitting in the chair for so long. He slowly stood up and kissed Taehyung's forehead.

"I love you. I'll be back soon." He stared at his sleeping mate once more before leaving the room.

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His body hurt like hell. Everything felt stiff and he wondered just what type of hell he had been through for his body to feel like this. He heard distant talking. In fact, he had heard distant talking often but he could never get his eyes open because he felt too weak.

His eyes slowly fluttered open and bright light from the ceiling nearly blinded him. He blinked several times before keeping his eyes open as he got his bearings together.

A loud gasp startled him and he looked towards the doorway. His pulse quickened when he saw Jimin run to him.

"TaeTae are you with me?" He asked softly.

The Omega blinked a few more times before slowly opening his mouth.

"Y-Yes." He whispered.

"What's your name?"

"Kim Taehyung."

"Your birthday?"

"December 30th, 1995."

"Who am I?"

"ChimChim."

Jimin burst in tears giving his best friend and gentle hug.

"I'm so happy you're finally able to answer these questions."

"What do you mean finally able?"

Jimin sat on the bed. "You were out of it for two weeks. You just slept. You woke up, here and there but you couldn't answer anything. The doctors said your vitals were weak and your body was fighting hard to adjust to the blood transfusion and kidney."

"Blood transfusion? Kidney?"

Jimin slapped his hand over his mouth, he thought it would be better for Seokjin to explain to him.

"It will be better if Jin Hyung explained everything."

"My throat feels dry."

Jimin poured him a cup of water.

"Thank you ChimChim." He downed the cup in one gulp. "How are my pups?"

"They are good, Jin Hyung's parents have them."

He sighed in relief. "That makes me happy to know. I know she probably won't care but have you reached out to my mom and told her."

Jimin hesitated longer than he meant and the Omega immediately raised his eyebrow.

"What's wrong?'

"Listen, there's so much that's happened while you were recovering but you're not fully healed yet so let's take it a day at a time."

"What do you mean? What happened? What's going on?!"

"I'd expected you to wake up kinda freaking out but you gotta calm down babe." The Omega instantly relaxed when his mate walked through the door. "Jiminie doesn't want to upset you that's why he's not telling you anything." He patted Jimin's shoulder.

"Thank you Hyung." He sniffled.

"I'm sorry ChimChim." He whispered. "Your silence just scared me."

"I'm sorry too." He hugged Taehyung. "I'm going to give you guys some space. I'll call you TaeTae." He kissed his forehead.

"Thanks ChimChim." He gave a soft smile once Jimin left, his eyes shifted to his mate. "Jin," Tears fell from his eyes, more tears fell when he saw his alpha tearing up.

"We almost lost you." Seokjin cried pressing their foreheads together. "I was so scared." He sobbed.

Taehyung wiped his mate's tears and their lips pressed together. "I'm sorry."

"None of this is your fault. This is all mine and I'm so sorry."

Taehyung held his face. "I feel like we'll spend an eternity apologizing to each other."

Seokjin chuckled softly. "I can see that."

"So for now on, no more apologies, we're going to leave the past behind us."

"Yes, good idea."

"Where's Sangmi?" Taehyung swallowed hard. He watched his mate's face soften a bit.

"She's dead. I shot her when she stabbed you. I just lost it." He sniffled. "Areum had a feeling you were in trouble."

"She did?"

"We have a very special little girl...in fact all of our pups are special." He went into his bag and pulled out a large homemade card. "They got together and made this. All the scribbles are from Eunji."

Taehyung cried, they drew a house with the five of them and they wrote 'papa come home soon, we are waiting.'

He wanted nothing more than to create a large nest and cuddle with his pups and mate.

A sudden pain hit his stomach. He grabbed where the pain was before lifting his gown up. "Is this where she stabbed me?"

"No. She stabbed you here." Seokjin pointed to the other side that was patched up.

"So what's this?"

"You needed a kidney transplant."

Taehyung looked up at the IV and saw a bag of blood. "Did I need a blood transfusion too? Were they able to find my blood type, I know it's rare." He saw Seokjin become silent. "Babe? What's wrong? Who gave me blood? Who gave me a kidney?"

"I gave you a kidney." He whispered and showed Taehyung his cut that was healing. "They let me out of the hospital last week." His eyes widened when his mate began sobbing. "Baby, what's wrong?"

"Why did you do that? You did have to do that."

Seokjin cupped his face and used his thumbs to wipe his tears. "You're my other half baby, I'd give you a lung if you needed one. If there is no you then there's no me." He pecked his lips.

"My blood...did they find someone to match my blood type?"

"Yes, but I want you to rest before we talk about that. Are you hungry?"

"I'm in pain and I miss my pups."

"I'll bring them up tomorrow, let me get the nurse to get you some pain meds."

"Thank you." He sighed staring at the bag of blood.

Once the nurses and doctors checked him, he was given pain meds, Seokjin laid with him until he drifted off to sleep. There was something he was supposed to remember but couldn't as he fell into a deep sleep.

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A beautiful humming and the smell of strawberries woke him from his sleep. He slowly opened his eyes and he saw a beautiful tall woman standing at the window changing his flowers. Her black hair was pinned up and she wore a quarter sleeve shin-length Navy blue dress.

When she turned around their eyes met and it hit him so hard it almost knocked the breath out of him. Sangmi's words came back to him.

"I found out something really interesting when I went to visit Chinri and Chul-Moo. Chinri revealed to us that she's not your real mother." "She said she kidnapped you from her neighbor to appease this alpha but he still didn't want her so she was forced to keep that burden."

Tears spilled down his eyes as his mouth flapped open and close.

"I'm sorry to have bothered you. I know you must feel startled to see this stranger in your room." She whispered looking down.

"Are you my mother…my real mother?"

She looked at him. "You know?"

He wiped his eyes and nodded. "Jin's grandmother told me before she tried killing me." He sat there staring at the sheets. "I don't even know…" He looked at her. "How do I even react? There are so many emotions going through me right now."

"I understand how you feel. I feel the same way." She cried as she sat down on the bed. "The last time I saw you, you were only a week old. That's how long I had you before you were stolen from me." She cried. "I prayed every day you would be found but it seems she hid you well."

Taehyung grabbed a box of tissues from his table and handed her some. He wiped his tears.

"What's the name you gave me?"

"Taehyung."

He scoffed. "At least she kept that. I wonder where that coward ran off to."

Seokjin walked into the room. "Ah Miok-ssi you came."

"Yes," She wiped her eyes and stood up. "I didn't realize he had woken up. I'm so sorry if this is awkward for you."

"No, it's not. It hurts more than anything."

Seokjin looked at him. "You know?"

"Sangmi told me before she almost shot me."

"How did she know?"

"Apparently she told her and Chul-Moo. Sangmi said Chul-Moo tried to tell me but she shot him."

"What?" Seokjin's eyes widened. He sighed deeply. "She did a lot of damage."

"Where is Chinri anyway? I have some words for her." The Omega snapped.

Seokjin went into his backpack. "I'm afraid she took the coward route." He handed Taehyung her note. He read it before shaking his head. He let out a bitter chuckle.

"The only most decent thing she has ever done was give  me your name." He looked at Miok who forced a smile.

"I don't hate her though I do hate what she did."

Taehyung tilted his head. "What do you mean?"

"She was a troubled Omega, her parents were abusive towards her and I let her come eat with us often." Miok sighed. "I never suspected she would have done something like this but she disappeared shortly after you were born so I had assumed she got the alpha she wanted and moved on." She sniffled. "I won't spent my time hating her. I'm just happy she gave you a roof over your head and got you where you needed to be so you could have met Jin."

Taehyung stared at her before taking her hand. She looked at him. "I'm grateful they were able to find you. I know a lot of time has passed but I'd be happy to get to know you."

She smiled widely. "Yes definitely and your father too."

"I have a father?"

She nodded. "He's been here a few times, I told him I would let him know when you wake up."

"Thank you." He held his arms out and Miok hugged him as gently as she could without hurting him. Seokjin told her he would bring the pups to the hospital later. Eunji soon and the twins after they get out of school. Miok agreed to bring her husband.

She left after they had lunch together. With the doctor's permission, Seokjin helped Taehyung wash up and he gave him fresh clothes comfortable clothing. Dahee and Hyun-ki dropped by. Taehyung felt beyond grateful to them. Happiness filled his body when Dahee hugged him calling him family. He always knew he connected with them for a reason. He was happy to have a family he never knew about. Even though he was upset he didn't grow up with them, the most important thing was he had them now.

After they left Hoseok and Namjoon came to visit him. Taehyung almost wanted to cry, he felt so loved with all the visitors. He looked at the beta.

"Joon Hyung, thank you so much for helping me."

"I don't mind. I'm just so glad you've recovered. You gave us such a scare."

"I'm sorry." He whispered.

"Babe, what did we talk about apologizing." Seokjin ran his hand through his hair and planted a kiss on top of his mate's head.

"I know...I'm just really happy we all survived." He cried. Hoseok hugged him.

"Me too!"

"Have you thought of your decision about the pup?"

Hoseok took Namjoon's hand. "We're gonna keep the pup, they are innocent and deserve a chance to live. This will be our pup no matter what."

"You're so strong Hobi Hyung," Taehyung teared up.

"So are you." He ruffled the younger Omega's hair. "Hyung, have you started the arrangements yet?"

"Not yet."

"What arrangements?" Taehyung looked between them. He saw Hoseok and Namjoon look down. He looked at Seokjin who took a deep breath.

"She killed Grandpa."

"What?! Are you serious?" He cried. "Was she trying to kill us all?"

"I believe she was. I had a scary dream about her harming us all. I tried to tell Grandpa to leave with us but he didn't listen. If I-" He choked back a sob.

"Seokie, it's not your fault," Seokjin told him.

"Yeah, it's not at all." Namjoon rubbed his mate's back.

"I'm sorry." He sobbed.

Taehyung sat up ignoring his pain and hugged the older omega. Sangmi really left them in a frenzy. Recovering from this wasn't going to be easy.

That night after visiting hours Seokjin laid in the bed with Taehyung.

"Are you in pain?" The Omega asked.

"Me? Not really. I'm mostly healed up. How are you? In pain?"

"I don't know what hurts more...my body or my emotions." He whispered.

Seokjin kissed his forehead. "It seems we both had really messed up pasts."

"I know but I've always wondered if things were different would we still have met and fallen in love. Should I wish for things to be different or be the same so we could still meet?"

Seokjin cupped his face. "Listen to me, it wouldn't have mattered where I saw you. The moment our eyes would've met I would've been in love. I mean it when I say I feel for you at first sight."

"I fell for you too at first sight."

Seokjin kissed his lips. "We're gonna get through this, ok?"

"Yes, we will."

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Taehyung was released from the hospital three weeks later. He was still sore but it was manageable. He was surprised when Seokjin got them a new condo. He said he wanted to remodel the house so it won't be so painful to look at and Taehyung couldn't agree more.

Taehyung couldn't separate himself from his pups. As he said he would, he made a nest and cuddle his pups until they all fell asleep. Seokjin smiled looking at his family. He wanted to cuddle with them but he knew they would be hungry by the time they woke up.

He promised the twins they would make up their birthday since they had to celebrate at the hospital with Taehyung. He knew the twins were happy just having both of their parents he still wanted to do something special. They all deserved it.

Once dinner was cooking, Seokjin grabbed his cell phone and made a call.

"Hi Jin-ah," Miok smiled. "How are things?"

"Things are great. Taehyungie made a nest and is sleep with the pups,"

"Aww, I'm so glad he's home."

"Me too, home is where he belongs. Sorry to bother you so early in the morning."

"Don't apologize love, we just finished breakfast. Honey is Jin-ah,"

"Hey Jin-ah, how is it going? Tae and the pups are well?"

"Good morning Minseok-ssi, they are good. They're all taking a nap now so I'm making dinner."

"How sweet." Miok cooed.

"I was calling because I want to surprise them with a trip out to Paris. What do you think?"

"That would be great! I'm all for it." Miok clapped happily.

"Me too." Minseok said.

"Ok, so I'll get tickets for Christmas and we'll spend Christmas and New Year's out there with you guys."

"Oh I'm so excited! Yes, and you guys can come here to the house,"

"Ok that sounds like a plain I'll in touch to plan with you guys."

"Yes and oh when Tae wakes up and after he eats tell him to give me a call so we can see the pups." Miok smiled.

"Definitely." They said their goodbyes and hung up. Seokjin turned the food off and went to check on his family. Taehyung looked at him and held out his arms. Seokjin climbed into the nest and held his mate tightly. Without anything being said he knew Taehyung needed him. He pressed his nose into the omega's scent gland. He felt sad it took all of this time to get their bond this strong but all he knew was no one was ever going to come in between them again. He kissed the Omega on top of his head and held his family tightly. Areum stirred from her sleep and her eyes met Seokjin's.

"I love you Appa.".

" I love you too honey and Appa is sorry for everything." He kissed her forehead.

"It's ok, I forgive you. You're a good Appa." She smiled.

Tears built in his eyes as he hugged her. They could recover and heal. Everyone could they all just needed each other.

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Taehyung couldn't explain the happiness he felt as the plane landed. He was very excited to see his parents again. He was scared that they wouldn't be able to bond at first due to his age but he soon discovered he worried for nothing. They showered him with love and promised to show him the pictures they did have of him.

He held Eunji tightly as they boarded off the plane. Seokjin gathered their bags and they headed towards the exit where Taehyung's parents were waiting for them. Areum and Sejun hugged the older couple.

Miok and Minseok hugged Taehyung and Seokjin.

"How was the flight?" Miok asked they got into the car.

"It was good, very comfortable," Seokjin said.

"Yeah and surprisingly the pups were amazing so we'll definitely come more." Taehyung smiled.

"I'm so glad."

After an hour Minseok pulled up to their house. Taehyung smiled at how beautiful their home was. It made sense why he was a fashion designer. His mother was a painter and his father was a curator at a big museum. He couldn't wait to see the inside of their place.

Miok let them inside, she gave them slippers and showed them upstairs. They had designed rooms for the pups. Sejun had his own room that was designed with his favorite color red and was a race car theme. Areum and Eunji shared a room that was decorated in a fairy tale theme pink and purple on the walls. Areum's bed was a unicorn theme and Eunji's toddler bed had a princess theme. The rooms were filled with toys which the pups immediately made their place.

Taehyung and Seokjin's room was across from the pups. They had a king-size bed and the room was a warm brown and beige.

Seokjin set their suitcases down and he and Taehyung went downstairs.

"Will the pups be ok up there?" Taehyung asked.

"Yes, definitely we have monitors in every room down here and in your room too." Miok pointed to the screen in the kitchen.

"Wow Eomma, you went all out for us. Sorry for making you go through all this trouble." Taehyung felt his eyes watered.

She rubbed his back. "You guys are staying here for two weeks so we wanted to make sure you all were comfortable. We've been preparing since Jin told us you all were coming."

Seokjin smiled. "Did you guys design the kids' rooms yourselves? Oh thank you Minseok-ssi." He bowed his head when the older alpha handed him a beer.

"Yeah we did! It was so much fun." She smiled.

"We're redoing our old house, maybe you can give me some ideas about their rooms," Taehyung said.

Miok cupped his cheeks."Just let me know and I'll come and help."

"Even better."

Miok and Minseok gave them a tour of their house and told them nothing was off-limits to them.

Seokjin asked if he could make dinner for everyone. At first, they declined saying he was a guest but Seokjin told him he was home so it was alright. They gave in and granted him permission.

Later that night Seokjin started dinner, Minseok and Miok began decorating the tree with the kids as Taehyung unpacked all their clothes.

He sat on the bed, he paused when he began feeling a bit strange. He groaned and cradled his head.

"Fuck." He whispered.

"Language young man." His head snapped up and Miok giggled. "It was a joke, I always wondered how it felt to say that." She sat next to him.

He laughed. "You probably would've washed my mouth out, I had such a filthy mouth as a teen."

She giggled and gave him a small shoulder bump. "Didn't we all? What's wrong honey? I was coming to ask if you wanted something to drink?"

He sighed. "This is so embarrassing." He groaned. "I think my heat is coming. I hadn't taken my heat suppressants because of my pain killers and now my cycle is wacky."

"I see. So you think in a few days?"

He nodded. "Maybe even sooner."

"Ok, we'll keep the pups for you."

"Do you know any good hotels around?"

"We have a villa, go there."

He blushed. "I can't go to your villa for that."

"Yes you can, we give that villa to guests anyway. It a three-bedroom and three-bathroom villa, full kitchen and very comfortable. Please use it."

"Thank you so much."

She hugged him. "Is it ever too late to start being a mom?"

"Never. I'm glad you're in my life now."

"Me too honey."

During dinner, Seokjin blushed as Miok and Minseok went crazy over his cooking. Taehyung laughed as they tried offering him payments to be their personal chef. He couldn't stop smiling. During Areum and Sejun's spring break, they were going to visit Seokjin's parents who now lived in the countryside. He truly loved this.

He couldn't believe his life was finally shaping the way he pictured it to be. He noticed Seokjin looking at him as he reached for his third helping but he ignored his alpha afraid he would blush.

Once the pups were put to bed, Seokjin cornered him in their room.

"Is your heat coming? It came already."

" I know but since I stopped taking my heat suppressants, my cycle is  thrown off."

"Fuck. Should I talk to your parents about it?"

"My m-mom and I talked about it already. She's gonna lend us their villa and she's going to have groceries put in for us." He blushed.

"Whoa, she's fast."

"Yes, she is." Tears built in Taehyung's.

"What's wrong babe?" Seokjin kissed his forehead.

"She's so good to me, good to us. It hurts knowing that I spent all my life thinking I was shit because my own mother wouldn't even love me only to find out she wasn't even my mother." He cried. "Why do people do such terrible things to others?"

Seokjin hugged him tightly. "Because this world is filled with evil people. I'm just happy all those evil people are out of our lives."

"Me too." Taehyung closed his eyes as Seokjin nuzzled him with his nose. He leaned into his alpha's touch pressing his nose against Seokjin's who kissed him.

"Should I prepare protection again?"

They stared at each other for a moment and Taehyung wrapped his arms around Seokjin kissing his lips.

"What happens, happens."

"Ok, we'll leave it at all." Seokjin kissed his mate's forehead. "Let's get some rest, you know our pups wake up at dawn."

Taehyung groaned. "Don't remind me."

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The next evening Taehyung and Seokjin headed to the villa. The food was already stocked for them and all Seokjin had to do was prepare it.

Taehyung picked which room he wanted. He was drawn to a room that had gold paint on the walls. He gathered the covers he and Seokjin slept in at his parents' house and set them up the way he wanted. He then laid there staring at the wall. He didn't know if it was because of hormones or insanity but he couldn't stop thinking about them adding a sweet little to their family. He changed into Seokjin's shirt and hugged a blanket.

"Taehyungie, you wanna eat?" The alpha asked.

"No, I just wanna sleep."

"Ok, I'll put the food and once I'm done showering I'll come cuddle with you."

"Ok, hurry please." He whined.

"You got it, babe." Seokjin sped out of the room. Taehyung closed his eyes.

When Seokjin finished his shower. His omega was already sleeping. He threw on pajama pants and laid in front of him. He ran his hand through his husband's soft hair. How did he get so lucky to have not only a beautiful mate but a beautiful mate with a golden soul? He felt like he meant it when he said he didn't deserve the omega who stuck by his side through everything.

However, there was nothing the alpha wouldn't do for his mate. He had the scar to prove it.

"I love you so much Taehyungie," He whispered before drifting to sleep.

It was unclear what time of night it was but Seokjin's eyes shot open when felt something on top of him and the scent of slick hitting his nose.

He saw an already completely naked Taehyung on top of him, he was rubbing his hips against his making the tightness in his pants achy.

"Babe, wait-"

"I don't wanna wait, I need you now," Taehyung whined rubbing against him. True, his mate was always the most impatient during these times.

Seokjin kissed his lips sliding his tongue in his mouth. Taehyung moaned softly caressing their tongues. The alpha rolled onto his side holding his mate close to him. Taehyung threw his leg over his desperate to feel his mate's erection.

Seokjin laid Taehyung on his back and slid his fingers into him. He shivered from how wet his partner was. This may have been a new record.

He moved between Taehyung's legs and slid his tongue into his wet hole. The omega gripped the sheets crying out as he spread his legs. Seokjin replaced his mouth with his fingers and slipped his omega's cock in his mouth.

Taehyung whined twisting and turning his body. He ran his hand through his lover's hair as he pumped his hips. He gathered as much of Seokjin's hair as he suddenly came. He cried out riding the wave of his pleasure. As soon as the high subsided, he whined moaning out. He pushed the alpha on his back and covered his lip with his. He came a bit from tasting himself on the alpha's lips.

Taehyung pulled and tugged at Seokjin's pants until they came down to his ankles. The alpha removed the rest and with a shake of his leg, the fabric was sent across the room.

Taehyung immediately plopped on his erection.

"Fuck!" Seokjin cried out he could feel the slick seeping out of his omega. He gripped his hips tightly gripped his hips trying to give his omega deeper thrusts.

Taehyung was riding him so hard and fast while begging for his knot. He immediately went into a rut.

He pushed Taehyung down on his back and began kissing him as he thrust deeply into him. Taehyung's back arched. He cried out his mate's name.

They felt it. It was an emotion they felt. The fear, the fear that they would never experience this again. The fear they would lose everything they worked so hard to build. They truly thought they had lost their love and hope forever. But here they were feeling all the love, the hope, the joy, and pleasure. They knew this was where they belonged.

Seokjin captured Taehyung's lips again and kept pumping into him until he felt his knot fully swelling inside of his mate. Seokjin laid small bite marks on his omega's shoulders and the omega clawed at his back cumming multiple times.

After ten minutes Seokjin's knot went down and he was able to pull out. Taehyung immediately drifted to sleep clinging to him. Seokjin grabbed a towel that was next to them and used it to try to clean them off some. He wiped the sweat from his mate's forehead and kissed the top of his head.

"I love you." Taehyung whispered in his sleep. Seokjin chuckled and kissed him again.

"I love you forever babe, you're my soul my everything."

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2 years later.

Taehyung stared at his designs and decided to add to them. He looked out of the window and smiled when he saw Chanhee pushing Eunji and their now two-year-old pup Jae-hwa on the swing. He saw Sejun playing on the monkey bars and Areum reading a book under a tree. He teared up a bit, he couldn't believe his twins were eight already where did the time go.

"Babe, you're still working? I thought you would be resting or something."

"I am, I just had to get some ideas out."

"Is everyone coming?"

"Yup." Taehyung stretched.

"How big of a kids' table we need?" Seokjin leaned against the door sliding his hands in his pockets.

"Hobi Hyung and Joonie Hyung's daughter can sit at the kids' table, their son is a baby so he can be at the table with us. Then Jimin and Kookie's twin boys can sit at the kid's table. Nari and Yoongi Hyung's son can sit at the kids' table, their baby girl can sit at our table. Dahee Noona and Hyunki's kids plus our four."

Seokjin sighed. "Ten plus kids, geez this is about to be a madhouse."

Taehyung laughed. "I know! But it'll be fun, the kids are excited."

"I'm just really happy for Seokie and Joonie."

"I know, she ended up being Joon Hyung's child, they truly deserved that type of blessing."

Seokjin wrapped his arm around Taehyung. "Yes, and I have some good news."

"What?"

"I've managed to get Hojin out of jail. He was on good behavior and they are going to let him go. He will just have five years of probation. But I have a legit job assigned for him."

"I'm so happy. He really deserved another chance."

Seokjin nodded. His alarm then went off. "I got to run, our parents should be getting close to the airport soon."

"Ok, I'll set the tables and get the kids dressed."

Seokjin kissed his lips and placed his hands on his swollen belly. "Don't overwork yourself, you got precious cargo."

Taehyung glared at him before pointing to his stomach."This is the last precious cargo I'm carrying! I'm definitely getting everything tied up as soon as they get here."

"What can I say? We get very wild during your heats." The alpha smirked.

"Kim Seokjin get out now!"

His alpha kissed him once more before walking away. Taehyung sighed deeply and sat down on his chair. He rubbed his aching back and looked out the window watching his pups. A part of him was annoyed they were expecting again and with twins on top of that, they were just too reckless but he would never trade his family. He once lived a life where he thought he would be alone and then his perfect life almost was snatched away. But he and his mate managed to make it through the lies, the deceptions, and the betrayals. So handling six pups was nothing, right? Of course, they had an amazing support system.