“y/n! Come on! I don’t want to get there and the party already over!”
My Best friend Lissy called out to me from downstairs with the rest of our friends. I ran down the stairs as fast as I could, whilst throwing on my leather jacket. It was a house party so I kept my outfit simple. Just wore an orange tank, that stands out thanks go the black leather jacket. The rest was a black plaid mini shirt, fishnet, and knee-high leather boots.
What took me so long was my hair and make-up actually. “I’m ready, we can go now.” They all greeted me warmly before we got in the car and headed to the house party. Bonnie handed me a black lace mask with hints of orange on it. “It’s a masquerade house party you’re going to need this. We all have hidden neon paint over ours so we can find each other.” She waved a mini black light over the mask to make it glow.
“Damn that is epic.”
I commented on how cool it was before we arrived at the villa and put the masks on. We all got out and were greeted by amazing hip-hop music. Everyone was either outside or inside, and all wearing masks. We headed inside to get drinks and start joining the party.
I froze though when I noticed there was something off about the red wine. Its name was in Latin, so I moved to another liquor. I just blinked when I noticed either the liquid looked weird, or the letters on the bottle. I just gave up and grabbed a bottle of water. I didn’t need to drink to have fun. Sober can be just as fun.
I was dancing with my friends to J. Cole’s song ‘Deja Vu' when some guys came to dance with us. Bre was the first to stray from the group, then Kimi dipped from our group. Soon enough all the girls pair up except for me. They didn’t question the liquor, so I blame my bottle of water for why no one tries to holla at me. Yet I knew in the back of my head was a lie.
“I think you have got to be the smartest chick here.”
A gentle smooth voice spoke in my ear making me jump a bit. “You do know your friends and you are in danger? It would explain why you’re the smart one to drink water.” I turn to look at one of the most handsome men I have seen in this party. He was wearing a mask, but his auburn brown eyes were like pools of brown sugar. Even the tone of his voice is that deep level that could make any woman melt. If he spoke English, it would sound like a Boston accent.
“How are we in danger?” He smirked, as his fingers caressed my jawline. “Do you lovely humans really think the supernatural world doesn’t exist?” I blinked at him until I watched the auburn brown eyes turn blood red, like a fire consuming paper. My entire being stiffens, out of complete shock. My fight or flight response was confused as to which would get me out of here alive with my friends.
He looked me over before making eye contact again. “So you really didn’t know what kind of party this was. You ladies just simply crashed for fun? Here I thought one of my friends actually bring humans that knew about our kind.” He looked simply annoy a bit, leaving me even more confused.
After giving a heavy sigh, he took out his phone and started to type away. “How many are in your group?” I instantly raised four fingers, excluding myself. Wondering is this man really was going to help my friends and I escape alive. Once he was done texting away, he grabbed my wrist and dragged me into a room that seems to had been off-limits to everyone at the party.
My heart was already racing from fear, I was legit seconds away from having a panic attack. Yet, this man just standing by me alone was calming strangely. He pulled me into his embrace and rubbed my back until I had calmed down a bit more. I felt his fingers brush through my hair, as he petted my head. He then had me step back a bit to look down at me.
His hands resting both on my shoulders. “Baby girl, there is no need for you to be so scared anymore. I just order some of my friends to find your group and to bring them here safely. Anyone that fights them will have to deal with me.” I pointed to my mask after nodding my head. “Our mask has neon paint on them, so we can find each other.” I simply wanted to help him get them back to me, but then realized I just gave away their location and possibly put them in more danger.
The guilt started to eat away at me, as I noticed he was texting again. “Thank you, that will help them find your friends better. I don’t want humans that don’t know about us to be harmful. It could make shit difficult for all of us if we do.” I took the chance to check him out and smiled when I thought he looked like Simon Dominic of AOMG.
“Did I catch you smiling just now?” He smirked as he looked at me from the corner of his eye. I simply hick and looked anywhere that wasn’t in his direction. “Now, now, don’t get shy on me. It brings me comfort to know I was able to make you feel a bit safer and make you smile.”
I glanced at him to see a brilliant smile along his lips as he checked his phone. I reached up to touch his mask, but he was quicker than me, and in a flash, he grabbed my wrist. His blood-red eyes shine in my direction. “Masquerade for a reason. I don’t want you to know who I am.” His words were so cold it stung.
He gave me back my hand, allowing me to sulk away from him a bit. “I understand.” I just looked around the room to see it was an office space area. Even had a built-in bookcase with some photos here and there. A pair of strong arms wrapped around my shoulders, as a warm soft breeze brush against the back of my neck. He rested his head against mine a bit after sighing.
“Sorry, I didn’t mean to sound so harsh. It’s just I don’t want to be exposed yet. I really am trying to protect you and your friends.”
My entire being relaxed in his embrace, which was still strange to me, because I didn’t know this man at all. I gently rested my hands on his forearms and closed my eyes. I wanted to know why I was feeling like this, but at the same time, I just wanted to enjoy him holding me. He quickly pecks the top of my head, before letting go and turning to face the door. When I join him, four men came in with my friends.
“Bonnie, Kim, Lissy, Bre!”
I ran over to my friends as we all created a group hug. It was short-lived though, when the same strong arms, wrap around my waist and pulled me always from them. He then turns me to face him and pulled off my mask. “Take your friends, beautiful. Leave here and don’t come back, and remember we can easily erase your memories, but I want you to remember so you don’t repeat this.”
He spoke so harshly but carried a kind tone. The idea though of never seeing him again bothers me to my core. I think he could see the sadness in my eyes and brushed his thumb along my cheek. “It’s better this way, trust me, but I will give you a parting gift.” He leans down and brushed his lips against mine.
They felt so soft and warm, that it made me want to dive right in. I snapped out of it when I felt something pass our lips and roll down into my core. He then pulled away and return me to my friends. “Make sure they get to their car safe and sound.” The men nodded their heads, before leading us through the party. We were almost out the door when a bottle came flying and crashing against my head.
The world was a blur, but I knew the person that threw the bottle was a girl, as she storms over to me. Even the music was cut, and the lights brighten a bit. One of the men got between us, as my friends try to help me keep standing. “You little slut! How dare you covet what doesn’t belong to you!” Her eyes were glowing as she tries to break out of the men's grasp.
Someone shouted as my visit became clouded from the blood running down my face. Before I could say or do anything, my friends and I were swiped away and placed inside our car in seconds. Which my only good eye, I could see it was him again. He was the one that carried me to our car. He turned to face my friend that was placed in the driver seat. “Straight to the hospital, so she can get check out. As for that bitch, I got her.”
We watched him walk away, as Lissy started the car and began to drive. Before I lost consciousness, I saw my mystery man grab the girl by the next and throw her. When I came to, I was in a private hospital room, with my friends sleeping on a cot, an arm-chair, and/or the couch. I was confused as to why I was in this kind of room and not the ICU area.
“I see you’re awake.”
I looked at the door as Simon Dominic walked into my room. I wanted to cheer but kept it internal when my guess on who was ended up being correct. I quickly sat up, but he was faster and made sure I didn’t. “You need to rest silly, the bottle hit you in the skull.” He petted my head and looked at me with warm auburn brown eyes.
“I’m just happy to see I was right. I knew were Simon Dominic but didn’t have proof. Plus, I didn’t want you to stop being near me for some reason.” I rested my head in his hand, as he seems a bit caught off guard. He then smirked and licked his lips. “You, my love, are allowed to call me Kiseok, only in private of course.” I nodded my head before he kissed my forehead.
“Be a good girl and listen to the doctor. The bill is already paid for, and when you’re released, I will be here to take you home.” I blinked at him confused, resulting in him tapping my nose. “That strange feeling that is making you want to be with me, is because we’re bonded. I will take you to my place to explain everything in private. Until then, make sure no one takes me away from you.”
Before I could ask what, he was talking about, he winked at me and turned into a tiny cute gray fox, with a red collar around his neck. He looked like a cute toy fox, but when he moved, you knew it was real. I did exactly what he asked of me, and clung onto him for dear life until the doctors said I was clear to be discharged. The girls had gone back to hour Air BnB once daylight had broken. I told them I would come back on my own, once we found out Simon had signed the papers for my guardian.
I put a cute fox in the bathroom and closed the door, and faced the wall, once the doctors left the room. I heard the door open behind me and was greeted by a strong back hug. He didn’t say a word though, as he let go and step out of my hospital room. I step out after room, wondering if what I was doing was the right thing to do. Naturally, no one would stick around to see what will happen, but here I was doing just that.
Simon turns from the front desk to look at me after he finished signing the paperwork. He leans against the counter and gave me a soft smile before signaling for me to come closer to him. I moved to join him by his side, whilst lacing my fingers with his own. We said our farewells, before going to his car and driving to his apartment.
When we enter inside, my mind was blown at the view. I took my shoes off at the doorway out of respect, before wandering the living room to get closer to the window. Simon came up behind me and hugged me, before kissing the nape of my neck. I could see his eyes glowing from the reflection. “Can I ask you a question?” He nodded his head and hum before looking at my reflection in the window.
“Am I allow to go back to my friends, or even home a.k.a the states?”
Simon corked an eyebrow and smirked. “I’m not going to stop you from leaving. Especially since you will come back on your own.” I tilted my head a bit so I can turn to look at him. “Want me to explain why you’re so willing now?” I nodded my head, whilst he just chuckles. “It’s called an imprint. I’m beyond happy to have found a second chance.” He looked out the window, and sadness filled his eyes.
“She broke the bond and left me hurting. I was concerned I was going to have to wonder another lifetime with one.” He looked back at me and smiled brightly. “Then you walked into the party. Your scent drew me to you and see how smart you piqued my interest even more.” He spun me around so he could lead us to the couch.
I finally noticed he had a fireplace, and it was lite. He had even dimmed the lights too. “It's hard to explain to someone that’s been sheltered from my world, but I’m going to try. The imprint is like a soulmate.” He kept explaining our situation, before having me lay against him, as he lay on the couch. I rested my hands rested on shoulders, as he petted my head.
He seems to be admiring every small detail that made me. “Imprints though are more intense. It makes every cell in our entire being wanting to be with the other. The world will feel colder when we are apart, but when we’re together it’s warm again. We will make the world better for each other. Seems though I will have to do more than you.”
I sat up a bit and stared at him confused. “I’m a Gumiho, but you know it as a night tail fox. We carry orbs in our core that bless us with talents and gifts. There is one we give to our imprints, and it can be returned if the other doesn’t want to exchange.” Simon sat up with me to look me in my eyes.
“I gave it to you when I kissed you before sending you off. It was then I noticed you were raised human and block from learning our world. Which I understand, this realm is harsher than the mortal realm.” He looked away at the last thing he said but return to me with full confidence.
“What I’m trying to say, Y/N. You are a Gumiho. I noticed it when I gave my mate orb to you. You might have felt mine, but you didn’t seem to notice you sent yours to me.” He held me in his embrace and rubbed my back. “I doubt you believe me, but I am glad you unconsciously accepted me as your mate.”
He wasn’t wrong it was a bit hard to believe him but being in his arms felt so good. “For tonight, please just stay with me, then I’ll bring you back to where you are staying.” I just answer him, by pull away to kiss his soft and warm lips. “Even though I’m processing everything, being with you feels way too good to deny we are soulmates.”
Simon just grins, before laying back down with me. He cuddles up to me and covers my face with kisses. I made me happy to know just my existence alone could make him happy. I just hope I don’t burden here too much as I learn my own truth…
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