Fandom: InfiniteAuthor: newclear_kayTitle: Where We BeginPairings: (Main) WooGyu (Side) MyungYeol, YaDong also BoohyunxOC (BoohyunxChihwa) and SungjongxOC (SungjongxWoosoon)Disclaimer: I do not own Infinite, I do own any OC characters. All personalities are made to fit the story.Warnings: Rape, Child abuse, sexual activities, language, and plenty of angst.Summary:Sunggyu was a poor boy who was always abused by his parents. He moved in a small apartment with his parents across the way from Woohyun and his brother. Woohyun and Boohyun found out about the actions from Sunggyu's parents and brought Sunggyu in to protect him. Now they're on the run, hiding away from the abusive father.
I sat on the windowsill, looking down at the city of Seoul as people passed by my apartment. I could hear my brother fighting with his girlfriend over the phone once again. There was never a time when they weren’t fighting. I was kinda getting worried for him, since my brother is usually a cheerful, carefree person, but he was also very sensitive. I was exactly the same way. I was weak and vulnerable, but no one knew that about me. Everyone always saw me the jock of the school who would love to talk to any girl who came my way. They thought I was strong and free spirited, but they don’t know the real me.
They don’t know the broken me who lost his parents when I was young. They don’t know the real me who has to spend my time hidden in my house with a brother who locks himself in his room every night. I’m not that party seeking player that every thinks I am. I try and hold a different image at school, because I don’t want to show the real me. I don’t want people to know that my life has been hell.
A honk was heard somewhere in the city as I watched the thousands and thousands of cars buzz by. I looked down at the sidewalk and watched as a boy about my age rushed out of his house to the waiting car. A man in all black stepped out with crossed arms, staring at the boy. The boy bowed his head as the guy started yelling at him, throwing something at the boy. The boy just nodded before reluctantly getting in the car. I watched as the man got in the car as well, then drove away. I frowned and shook my head at the scene.
“Why the hell are you STILL sitting by the window?” a voice shouted as my brother came stomping out of his room, throwing his phone to the ground. “I asked you to start dinner for us!”
“I’m sorry, hyung,” I said, pushing myself up from the window.
Then again, there are times like this when my brother is pissed off at the whole world and doesn’t care what other people think. Honestly, I understood the raven haired man. He had a reason to be angry. We both did. I would just let him be angry and do whatever he wished, because I knew there was no helping him when he was in this state. I’ve tried many times to help him.
My brother just groaned at me and grabbed my wrist, pulling me out of the house. I quickly followed behind as he locked the door and then rushed to the elevators on the other side of the hall. We both rushed inside and he pressed the ground level button, not saying a word to me. I sighed and leaned my head against the wall, looking up at the ceiling. The carpeted ceiling seemed to give me more interest than my brother’s huffing.
“Woohyun,” my brother said, breaking the silence between us.
I looked up and into his tired eyes as he contemplated what he wanted to say. He shifted from one foot to the other and stuffed his hands in his pockets, dropping his head to look at the ground. I waited patiently, giving him time to think. My brother could be a very timid person if you interrupted him. I sighed and crossed my arms as I waited for him.
“You... You need to stop staring out that window every day,” he told me. “You need to get out and live a little. You need to focus on your studies as well. You’re failing all your classes, do you know that?”
“Well thanks, Boohyun hyung,” I snapped as soon as the elevator opened up, letting me stomp out of it. “I think I already know that.”
“Why do you stare out that window so much, anyway?” Boohyun asked, frowning.
“Because I like watching the world,” I told him, sighing and ruffling my hair as we walked out the doors of the building. “You know what I saw today?”
“What?” he asked, following closely behind me.
I gave a small glance to the building where the boy came out of. I frowned slightly, stopping in front of it. Boohyun stopped as well, not asking any questions as I stared at the door. Seconds later, the same car came back and a door was swung open. The same boy stumbled out, gasping slightly.
“Get out, boy,” the man said as he got out of the driver’s side of the door. “It’s your fault we missed that appointment!”
“I’m sorry,” the boy cried, bowing his head. “I didn’t mean to. I was just so busy today. I-”
“No excuses,” the man snapped. “Now get inside!”
“Yes sir,” the boy said, nodding his head and running inside, quickly followed by the man.
“That,” I said, softly. “That’s what I saw today.”
“Who would treat their kid like that?” Boohyun asked with wide eyes.
“Well, apparently that guy,” I said quietly, frowning.
“Some people in this world are VERY messed up,” Boohyun said, shaking his head. “Okay, let’s get out of here. We need to find something to eat.”
“Can we go to that small cafe down the road?” I asked, looking up at him.
“Nah, I want some foreign food tonight. Let’s go to that Italian restaurant,” Boohyun suggested.
“Okay,” I said, nodding my head and following him towards his favorite restaurant.
The next day, I found myself sitting at my desk with my head down, trying to catch some sleep. I felt someone flick my head, causing me to bolt up and rub my head in pain. I glared at my friend, who was laughing loudly and causing other people to look back at us. My friend just stuck his tongue out at me and looked towards the front of the classroom. I sighed and leaned back in my chair, looking out the window. I always chose to sit in the very back of the classroom, right next to the window. I liked having fresh air blowing on my face each day.
“Why do you ALWAYS have to disturb me from my sleep, Dongwoo?” I growled, tapping my fingers on the edge of my desk.
This was a daily thing, pretty much. I would always sleep in class and Dongwoo would always wake me. In return, I would always glare at him, and he would just laugh at me. I never really understood this guy. He was a weird one, which made me wonder why he was my best friend.
“Because you shouldn’t be sleeping in class. You know you’re failing. I’m just looking out for you, Woohyun-ah,” Dongwoo told me.
“I don’t need help. I just need sleep,” I hissed, scooting my seat back under the desk just as the teacher walked in.
“Alright class, let’s quiet down!” the teacher called out to us.
“As if,” a kid next to us snorted. I turned and found my friend, Lee Howon, with his arms crossed and leaning against the wall in his chair.
“When did you get here?” I asked him, frowning. “You kinda teleported here.”
“I’ve been here, smart ass,” he hissed at me.
“You must be invisible, I said, laughing.
“Yah! Nam Woohyun! Lee Howon! Stop talking or else I really will separate you two,” the teacher called over to us.
“Aye aye, mate!” I cried up to her, saluting her.
“Now anyway,” she said, rolling her eyes at me. “Class, we have a new student. Sunggyu-sshi, please come in and introduce yourself.”
A caramel haired boy with large rimmed glasses awkwardly walked in, bowing 90 degrees to everyone in the room. I watched him curiously as he looked up, recognizing him immediately as the boy from across the street from yesterday. I shifted more in my seat, suddenly interested in him. I heard a snort from my side, but I ignored it. Howon immediately broke out laughing, causing me to turn on him.
“Shut up, will you?” I snapped, hitting the back of his head.
“Just look at him!” Howon cried between laughs, which caused Dongwoo to laugh as well. Dongwoo tended to laugh at anyone who laughed. “He’s such a geek.”
“Be nice,” I hissed, glaring at him.
“Why do you care?” Howon asked, smirking at me.
“Do I have to separate you three?” the teacher called over to us.
“No ma’am!” I called back, sending one last glare at Hoya before turning my attention back to the boy.
“I’m sorry Sunggyu for those boys’ rude behavior. Please continue,” the teacher told the boy, gesturing for him to continue.
“Ah, it’s okay,” he said, nodding his head. “A-annyeong h-haseyo...”
“Oh how cute, he even stutters!” Howon snickered, lifting his hand to his mouth.
“Lee Howon!” the teacher shouted, sending him a warning glare.
“Sorry miss,” Howon said, grinning at her. “Please continue, Lipse-Gyu.”
Sunggyu frowned slightly, which made me want to beat Howon to a pulp. This kid didn’t need even more bullying at school. I saw how his father treated him, and that was an awful experience to go through. I mean, I wouldn’t know since I’m an orphan, but still. Howon was just making everything worse for him.
“Howon! Shut the hell up!” I said pretty loudly, causing everyone to turn on me.
“I have to agree with you there, for once,” the teacher said, raising her eyebrows at me. “Now, Lee Howon, I would appreciate it if you were to move right here in the front row. I’ve given you plenty of chances to stay seated by your friends today.”
“Yes miss,” Howon said, nodding his head and picking up his bag. He walked away, causing me to sigh with relief.
“Anyway, I’m really sorry again, Sunggyu,” the teacher said, shaking her head. “Can you please continue.”
“Uh, can I just sit down?” Sunggyu asked, bouncing on the balls of his feet.
“Yes, you can,” the teacher said, nodding her head. “Can you please take Howon’s old seat right there next to Woohyun?”
“Uh, sure,” Sunggyu said, nodded his head slowly.
“Don’t worry, Woohyun won’t bite. He is the only SANE one in his group,” the teacher assured him.
“Sane? You call Woohyun ‘sane’?” Howon asked from the front seat, causing me to glare at him once again.
“Yah!” I shouted over at him. “Since when was I not sane? I’m the one who is always keeping you and Dongwoo out of trouble!”
“Woohyun, Howon, ENOUGH!” the teacher scolded, glaring at the two of us. “Do I need to send the two of you to the principal’s office?”
“No ma’am,” I said, shaking my head. “I’m sorry.”
I didn’t notice that Sunggyu had left the front of the classroom, until I caught some movement from the side. I slowly turned and found him taking at a notebook, avoiding all contact with me. I groaned and ruffled my hair, not happy with this outcome at all. I didn’t want this boy to be afraid of me, yet here we go. I heard Dongwoo laugh once again, causing me to kick the back of his chair.
“Hi, I’m Nam Woohyun,” I told Sunggyu, offering my hand for him to shake.
“Uh,” he said, awkwardly staring at my hand.
“Shake it, silly,” I said, grinning at him.
“R-right,” he said, nodding his head and hesitantly taking my hand in his and giving it a firm shake. “My name is Kim Sunggyu.”
“Nice to meet you Sunggyu,” I said with a wide smile. “Don’t worry, I’m friendly. My friends are the troublesome ones.”
“Ah,” Sunggyu replied, nodding his head.
I laughed and took my hand back, just as the teacher started today’s lesson. I leaned back in my chair, watching as she talked. The class seemed to go on forever, which made me doze off slightly. I tilted my head on the window and listened to the wind.
I didn’t notice I had fallen asleep until the loud school bell awoke me with a start. As soon as the bell rung, I was surrounded by the usual group of girls who followed me everywhere. One girl plopped herself down in my lap, tangling her fingers in my hair.
“Hello beautiful,” I said with a greasy smile as I watched Sunggyu leave the room. “How are you today?”
“I’m great,” the girl said, leaning her head on my shoulder.
“That’s good,” I said cheerfully as I tried pushing her off my lap. “Well, babe, I have to get to my next class. Will you please excuse me?”
“Of course, Oppa!” she cried as I fully stood up.
I grabbed my bag and slung it over my shoulder, nodding my head at Dongwoo. Then I started heading out the door with the group of girls following me. I could see Sunggyu round the corner, which caused me to follow him. I just wanted to make sure he was okay and wouldn’t get bullied by anyone else.
As I quickened my pace, I noticed him bump into another guy. I recognized that guy right away as Kim Myungsoo. He was one of the lower class kids who only focused on his studies. But I liked him. He was a cool kid. Yet he hated me for some reason.
“Ah, hyung! I was looking everywhere for you!” Myungsoo cried, throwing an arm around Sunggyu’s shoulders. “How are you liking it here.”
“Well, I got put into a very active class,” Sunggyu told him, shaking his head.
“Don’t tell me... Did you get put into Nam Woohyun’s class?” Myungsoo asked him just as two other kids ran up to them.
“Myungsoo! Why’d you leave me?” a tall boy, by the name of Lee Sungyeol, shouted.
“Sorry hyung, I was looking for my cousin,” Myungsoo replied, motioning towards Sunggyu. “Anyway, DID you get put into Nam Woohyun’s class?”
“Yeah, I did,” Sunggyu told him, nodding his head. “I have to sit next to him.”
“But doesn’t Lee Howon sit next to him?” the other boy asked, frowning.
“Yeah, but the teacher moved him,” Sunggyu told him. “Lee Howon is a rude one.”
“I agree,” Myungsoo stated. “And so is Woohyun.”
“Woohyun didn’t seem that bad,” Sunggyu said, frowning. “He was actually very nice to me. He even yelled at Howon for me.”
“Don’t let him trick you, Sunggyu,” Myungsoo warned him, before pulling him away into the next hall.
I pouted and crossed my arms, turning away. I knew everyone in this school had a bad impression on me. It’s not like I want to be this way. I try and be nice to everyone, but they all shove me aside as if I would betray them or something.
Well, that’s just half of the school, the other half follow me around as if I were a celebrity or something. They either loved me or wanted to be me. It’s not like I want the fame, but that’s just how life is. If I could, I would change and befriend Sunggyu right away. He needs a good friend, but I guess that’s what his cousin is there for.