Fandom: Super Junior
Pairings: Eventual Kangin/Sungmin, Others
Warnings: Adult Content (sexual content, swearing, violence)
Genre: AU, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Word Count: 2,799
Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with SM Entertainment or Super Junior. This is all just for fun.
Summary: Being the Lord Protector means keeping Sungmin, the young Emperor, safe from anyone who would seek to harm him, but Youngwoon never expected that he would also have to protect Sungmin from those who claim to be the most loyal. Things become even more complicated when their friendship slowly turns into something more romantic. With Sungmin trying his best to rule an empire while keeping scheming senators at bay, Youngwoon can't let them cross that tempting line since Youngwoon knows all too well that his feelings will only be used to harm the very person he is trying to save.
A trembling has taken root deep within Youngwoon's bones which he cannot solely blame on the quaking of aged stone.