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14 May 2009 @ 08:59 pm
03 Being  
title: Being
genre: angst (sort of? I tried T,T)
rating: G
main paring: Well I imagined this as MiMin (is that what the pairing is called?) but it could be Zhoumi/Anyone
character(s): Zhoumi, Sungmin (undefined, could be anyone really)
summary: Zhoumi had worked hard his entire life to belong. Then why is it there is only one place where he does?
a/n: There are some pretty sensitive topics written about in this one-shot. It’s pretty short but a lot is said. I don’t mean anything by it but I thought it would be really interesting to write about and the idea was nagging at me to be written xD. Oh and this is completely AU.

Six months ago Zhoumi had graduated from Korea University and for six months he had been searching for a job. Interview after endless interview he had attended, and for what? They all started the same and ended the same and not once had he gotten a phone call.

"Jumyuk-sshi, how old are you?" They would ask and Zhoumi would answer with a short and simple "I am twenty-three years old" knowing that his profile clearly stated that.

"And you have recently graduated from university?" Zhoumi would smile at this and proudly say that yes he had recently graduated; graduated from one of the three most celebrated and envied universities in Korea.

"Korea University? Oh, now that's quite an achievement, young man. You should be proud of yourself." Zhoumi would then smile sheepishly and duck his head in embarrassment. Sometimes even he thought he was too cute.

"So, are you fluent in any other language? Or is Korean the only one?" They would ask leaning forward in their chairs and staring intently at Zhoumi. After all, surely a Korea University graduate would be good for their company.

"I'm Chinese." Zhoumi would quietly say and his bright smile wouldn’t be so bright anymore. The interviewer would then frown and lean away from Zhoumi, as if he were something less than pleasant.

"Oh. I see." They would say, no longer seeming interested, "Your Korean is very good. Were you born here?"

"No. I came here when I was twelve. I'm quite fluent." By now Zhoumi would be smiling again, but it was one of those fake, fake smiles; the kind that didn't quite reach his eyes and brighten the entire room.

They would then start to stack their papers and put Zhoumi's profile away. Cutting his one-hour (or longer) interview short, "Well, thank you for coming out. We'll call you with the result sometime this week." Zhoumi would politely say something like “No thank you.” and “It was a pleasure meeting you." and with a bow he would take his leave.

Once out of sight and ear-shot Zhoumi would run. He would run and run until he came to the place in which he was accepted and loved. He would run and run until those familiar arms wrapped around him and let him just be.

end notes: the ending was a bit rushed and added ages after I wrote the rest of the fic. There is another version of this, much longer. But that will have to wait because it's not nearly done D: Also! This has nothing to do with the fic but I've finally finished the layout for letterstokyu. I'm not entirely happy with it and it'll probably change quite soon, but hey! At least it's there ^^ That old one was terribly dreary T.T
Current Location: homework land?
Current Music: What If - 슈퍼주니어
ai_sumairuai_sumairu on May 15th, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)
Oh Mimi... They're looking down on him just because his Chinese? What?! That's unfair but it happens in real life. As sad as it is. :(
mydearkyumydearkyu on May 16th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
I know, it was really sad to write this T.T
real life situations are interesting to write about, I mean, outrageous things are fun but sometimes it's good to be simple and raw. You know what I mean?
thanks for reading ^^
There's no obvious, rational form for sadness...: Hydemardigrasmaven on May 17th, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)
I feel horrible for MiMi. He didn't choose to be born Chinese and I hate that they look down on him for it like he's a lesser human being. It's not right and I totally understand how he feels. I'm just glad that at the least, he has Min to run to.

Can't wait for the longer version.
mydearkyumydearkyu on May 17th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
It really killed me to write this. Sometimes I just get so into my writing, it's actually quite amusing seeing me in action xD
It's a sensitive topic to write about but I just had to do it after having a very heated debate in class.
Thanks so much for reading ♥
There's no obvious, rational form for sadness...mardigrasmaven on May 17th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
No problem! It struck me hard a bit too. It's a sensitive topic for me as well even though I'm not Chinese. I do understand what it's like to be discriminated against for something you had no control over and it hurts. I totally connect with this.

Thank you for writing it though. It makes me hope that one day, I can find a love that will accept me- race aside. ^__^
mydearkyumydearkyu on May 18th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)
As a writer, this comment makes me so happy.
I kind of want to bundle you up and hug you and never let you go .____.
You are very, very welcome my dear ^^
There's no obvious, rational form for sadness...mardigrasmaven on May 18th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Awww. Thank you. *huggles* That really does mean a lot to me. And I'm glad I could make you happy! :D