Rating: PG-PG13 (it's a litte sad...)
Characters: Super Junior (Jungsu, Heechul, Hangeng)
Summary: Five years later, the members reflect on their experiences
AN: I know this is a little early, but I wanted to post it in parts. Since I know I'm not going to be able to do all of it in one day. And I promised myself I would write something.
Jungsu – Jungsu glanced at the calendar hanging beside his bed, then turned his gaze back out the window. November 5th, 2010. Five years since his debut. Five years since the birth of Super Junior as twelve. They had come so far. And they suffered. Endured. Rejoiced.
He should have been happy. There were many that didn’t make it five years. He was glad they had lasted this long. Because he knew, they could last as long as anyone. In an industry where songs from just a short while could be considered old, Super Junior was an accomplished group.
Yet he couldn’t help but be sad. For all they had gained, popularity, fans, notoriety, they had lost too much. They were no longer the mighty thirteen. Nor were they twelve. Or eleven. He couldn’t help but remember that night, that night they spoke of the feelings, their fears, and what very well could be reality.
He sighed. Then straightened. It was a time for celebration, not melancholy. He was their leader. And he couldn’t let them see him like this. Not today.
Heechul – I suppose I should say something. I mean, I am Kim Heechul.
I love Super Junior. They’re my brothers, my family. I know I’m harsh, loud, and abrasive at times. But they don’t judge me. Of course they’re entitled to some teasing, but they won’t. If they know what’s good for them. We’ve come a long way, if I dare say so myself. A long way from those gangly young boys we were.
I can’t help but think what life would have been like if I hadn’t spent my last five years with them. I doubt I’d have been as famous. Well, I dunno. I’d have the snark. The smirk. But I wouldn’t be me.
And I k now I said the word ‘love’. Just don’t let that fact get out too much. I want people to see the real me, but I have to keep up some appearances…
Hangeng – He wonders of he did the right thing, even now. He sits on the roof of the building. Below him, he can see the lights of the street lamps, reaching down the dark road.
He can pretend, that in the distance, he can see his parent’s house. He can pretend. That the can see across the ocean. That he can see his old home. That he can see the hearts and mind of the members he had so abruptly left.
He knows he shocked them all when he decided to leave, when he decided to sue. Something had come alive in him. A sort of desperation, a longing. He couldn’t stay still, couldn’t stay there anymore.
Now, he had a new life. A new contract. A new company. A new album. A new, maybe, fanbase. He smiled more, he supposed. But there were always times. Times like these where he should have been able to be with his brother. Times that he felt the regret and guilt build in the back of his mind.
Standing, he stretched and took a deep breath. He let it out in one breath, then turned his face to the sky. He could take some small comfort in knowing that they were looking at the same sky. Quietly, in his heart, he wished then luck and happiness.
‘Happy fifth anniversary Super Junior…my brothers.’
EDIT: cm_eraser has kindly informed me that I got my dates wrong. It wasn't on purpose I swear! Their anniversary is the 6th, not the 5th. Sorry for the mistake!