This is an NCT OT23 writing collaboration hosted by ethereal-eirene. All works to be made are works of fiction. Any NCT writer is free to join. DM me for a spot in this collab after thoroughly reading though the rules
— COLLAB CALL ; NCT OT23
❝A fresh start to the new decade, new romances, new breakups, and most importantly, new beginnings. Take a walk down memory lane with 23 retro inspired fics by your favorite writers!❞
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NOTE: This masterlist is still subject to change, and will be updated along the release dates of authors participating. Fics must be posted by June 30th, 11:59pm KST to be included on the masterlist. I will also be reading through each and every work to be published, so if i see a work that does not adhere to my set rules, you will have to go back and edit it.
asrequestedbyanon! genre: fluff warnings: cw food + medicine mention
taeil ➜ cooks you something that will help whatever symptoms you’re having; soup for a sore throat, toast for a bellyache. calls himself your nurse (literally anytime he enters the room he insists on saying “the nurse has arrived” and u have to be like “hi taeil” and he reminds u that he is not taeil. he is the nurse.) and honestly??? he’s so good at taking care of you and he does it so effortlessly that it makes you think that maybe he was, indeed, a nurse in his past life. he knows exactly what to say and what to do and when and he doesn’t complain a single time, except for when he tries to cuddle you and you tell him no because you don’t want him getting sick. respects your wishes but gets sulky (in hopes of making you laugh). tells you you have to repay him with one (1) full day of cuddles once you’re better.
johnny ➜ drops everything to take care of you!!! will cancel all of his plans; refuses to leave your side except to get food and water for you. would 100% hold you and kiss you til you started feeling better if you’d let him, no matter how long it took and regardless of if it meant he ended up sick afterwards. gives you one of his sweatshirts to wear for maximum coziness; makes you tea or hot chocolate, whichever is your preference. basically just waits on you hand and foot because he doesn’t want you to feel like you have to go through it alone and because he wants you to be able to channel your energy into resting and healing. he’s sweet all the time, but he’s sweet and gentle when you’re sick and it’s the most precious thing. <3
taeyong ➜ admittedly a little nervous to be around you because he’s fearful of getting sick himself. really doesn’t want to get stuck passing it back and forth between the two of you :( he just wants you to get better. tries to keep his distance as much as he can while taking care of you as much as possible at the same time. brings you food and medicine and asks if you’re comfortable, gets you whatever you need to make it so that you are. opens the windows and makes himself a makeshift bed on the floor so that you don’t have to feel lonely while he can feel safer about being in your presence; cleans the room as much as he can while you’re up and moving around, not only because of germs, but also because he doesn’t want you feeling stagnant. he knows it can affect your mental health and he wants you to be well mentally even when you’re not physically. :(
yuta ➜ if there’s anything he strives to do while you’re sick, it’s helping you to stay positive. he’s always talking about all of the things you guys can do together once you’re better to motivate you to push through and also to do what you need to do to get better, whether that be rest or medicine. lies and tells you that there’s nothing exciting going on and that you’re not missing anything to get you to focus on getting better; he doesn’t want you to worry that you’re missing out on things. makes it really clear that he’ll wait for you. he’s a little dramatic sometimes, cause he’ll act this way even when you just have a slight sore throat and could theoretically go about life as normal, but it’s the thought that counts. he’s your sweet protector. <3
doyoung ➜ he’s so meticulous when it comes to taking care of you, and he doesn’t hesitate to put his own health on the back burner for the sake of yours. he won’t necessarily take the risk of cuddling you or giving you a kiss (except maybe on the forehead, he wants you to feel taken care of emotionally, too :() or something of that nature, but he will sit in the bed with you or in a chair directly next to it to make sure you take your medicine, drink all of your water, and eat enough to curb any nausea or headache. gently nags you when he sees you not doing what you have to. sings you to sleep when he can tell you’re fighting it and reminds you he’ll still be there when you wake up.
jaehyun ➜ he’s avoidant of telling you what to do when you’re sick because he knows you know what’s best for yourself, but he still wants to be there for you in whichever way he can. puts on your favorite movies and tries to have normal conversations with you when they’re finished to keep you feeling energized and in the loop. he doesn’t want you feeling down and out just because you’re not feeling well but he does want you using what little energy you do have in ways that still let your body rest. insists on running you a bath full with a nicely scented, soothing soak- lavender or eucalyptus or maybe rose. offers to wash your hair for you and to brush it, too.
winwin ➜ honestly, he treats you the same as always. he doesn’t want you to feel like you being sick makes you less lovable!! he’s worried, of course, because he wants you to be okay, but he tries not to let it show. distracts you by going about everything as normally as possible, aside from doing a bit extra to take care of you. brings you water and fresh clothes and changes the bedsheets for you while you’re showering or bathing to get rid of germs and help you get better faster. also orders you your favorite food every single day until you start feeling more normal dskSDkjds, he literally just wants you to be as happy as you can be :(
jungwoo ➜ he gets a little overwhelmed because he overthinks about the right thing to do, and also because there’s so much he wishes he could do for you. he’s such an empath and he hates seeing you sick because he knows it forces you to put your life on hold and you’re otherwise so excited about each day and all of the experiences life has in store for you. he resorts to doing what he’d want you to do for him if he was sick. tells you that maybe the universe wanted to give you the opportunity to slow down and take a break; makes light of it by telling you that he’ll make sure it’s the most restful few days you’ve had in a long time and introduces himself as your new personal assistant, then says he has to ask his boss if it’s against company rules to kiss his clients fdksjDKSJ!!!! does everything you ask of him and more. <3
mark ➜ doesn’t really know what to do except to just hang out with you and make sure you’re okay. you can ask him to do something and he’ll do it but otherwise, he’s just kind of there to keep you company. in a way, it’s nice because it’s like nothing changed, and realistically, nothing has!!! he knows you’ll be better before you know it and he doesn’t want you to feel like it’s a big deal because it’s really not. getting sick is just part of the deal when it comes to living and he doesn’t see a need to treat it like something new or unexpected. the fact that he’s so casual about it makes it so much easier to get through; he makes you feel like there’s no need to stress, and he’s so patient with you. you can relax, and that’s exactly what you need to get better.
haechan ➜ he takes care of you in all of the ways you didn’t really realize you needed to be taken care of. he tries his best to do the important things like letting you rest, keeping you hydrated, making sure you’re doing everything you need to physically, but he also takes care of you mentally and it keeps you feeling strong in a way that supports the physical healing, too. he makes you laugh so much and he asks you what you’re looking forward to and he’s so receptive even when you’re having a moment of negativity; he validates everything you feel but reminds you you’re gonna be okay and his love comes through so much!!!!! still kisses u, too….he fears nothing
Crime. It happens all the time. Officers risking their lives to help others avoid the horrible dangers that lay ahead of innocent citizens. Precinct 127 were the only precinct that had an efficient and effective method of handling these events. Let’s unravel their story together…
DISCLAIMER:- If you are sensitive to subjects like rape, murder etc. I highly suggest you do not read this book as it is mainly based on this subject. Also this book is on Wattpad, I just copied it here as well.
#I suddenly thought about that this year I gotta cherish every little thing and spend every single day happily #That's why I hope you can always feel a small but certain happiness #Jungwoo I will literally cry 😭😭 #he is so precious #going to put these words on my pinboard #jungwoo#nct#nct 127
Note: This is my first ever au so please bear in mind that I’m still learning. Inconsistent updates for this series, so please be patient with me. I’ll try my best to update regularly. :>
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Summary: You developed a crush on the school band’s vocalist and somehow got close with him when your friend, Jungwoo, joined them. You’re too shy to make a move and so you are more than happy to be friends with a star like him.
As someone who prefers to just lay in bed on a weekend and do nothing productive at all, it’s a surprise to see yourself in the Freshman Night that the school organized. Is it the college thrill or is it the fear of missing out? or maybe it’s just an abrupt change of heart? nonetheless, the first 30 minutes of the celebration already convinced you that you chose the right decision. The vocalist of the opening act definitely caught your attention and made you stay the night and just skip your weekend movie marathon date with yourself. You were so ready to just drop everything that you got from the buffet table and watch him sing an unknown song to you but luckily, you maintained your composure and sat on a table while quietly observing the vocalist.
"Hi! Mind if I share the table with you?“ diverted your attention from the stunning man that you were watching just a few seconds ago and you had no choice but to force yourself to focus on eating to avoid embarrassment from the man in front of you or at least you tried because your ears were still listening to the man’s angelic voice and wondering how can someone look THAT good and have THAT talent, how crazy.
You never intended to initiate a conversation with anyone but thanks to Jungwoo’s special ability to connect with people, you blurted out words more than what you expected when you decided to attend the party and you spent the night hanging out with him. Eventually, you found out that both of you are taking up Mechanical Engineering — just from a different class, his educational background (and of course, it means that you shared yours too), that he aspires to be a singer on the side, and somehow you found out about the man of your night’s name: Kim Dongyoung, a 3rd year major in Performing Arts Department. Apparently, Jungwoo aims to be a part of Dongyoung’s band since they amaze him so much even wayback highschool that ultimately became a goal for him to enter the band when he steps in the college life. You wish him luck and told him that you should see him on stage on the next party to which he manifested excitedly.
On your 2nd month being a college student, a lot happened and with a lot, it means a lot of requirements and deadlines to pass and numerous sleepless nights. You weren’t really aiming to be the top of the class and you just wanted to maintain having good grades but college is really testing your capability and patience. Luckily, you got closer to Jungwoo even more and you stick with each other most of the time. You were both working on your projects together especially you were both in the same field. One day while you were both completing a requirement, he asked you to join him on his auditions for the school band — NCT. It was as if dead butterflies came to life when you heard the band’s name for college stressed you out so much that you totally forgot about the stunning man that you saw on the freshman night. Of course, you didn’t express your delight in fear of being embarrassed but you said yes, after all you will still accompany him .
That same night, you somehow found a leisure time and searched for Dongyoung’s social media accounts and you stumbled upon his Instagram account. To say the least, he was active in posting photos and they all showcased his features that you didn’t really notice when you saw him. You slept with a lot of new favorite photos and a smile on your face.
Hearing Jungwoo practice for his audition piece made you fall for him even more but in a platonic way if that even makes sense. His angelic voice suits Dean’s Instagram so much but there were times when you just suddenly think of Dongyoung’s account when he sings the piece. It’s safe to say that you developed a crush on Dongyoung but you were neither gonna admit it nor make a move. You’re happy by just thinking about him and you look forward to seeing him more on stage — with Jungwoo as their member of course.
You still have a lot of pending requirements to finish but you didn’t have any plans facing them right now for you wanted to show your full support to Jungwoo. The band is urgently in need of another vocalist for the past member already graduated and they need a new recruit to perform with them on the Sports Fest week and you were so sure that Jungwoo will be accepted, you just know it.
The audition was held on an open space somewhere that people often pass by and so anyone can hear those who are trying to be a part of the band. Hearing the other students who are also hoping to be a member of the band definitely made Jungwoo (and you) nervous at some point but you encouraged him to not be swayed by them for he has the capability to surpass them. You were jittery when his turn was near but of course, as usual, you didn’t make it obvious for you know that Jungwoo’s talents. The fact that Kim Dongyoung aka your crush is just a few meters away isn’t also helping. Naturally, he will be here to screen those who are trying out too, right? But maybe it was the nervousness from Jungwoo’s audition that made you forget about his certain presence in this audition and you were mentally scolding yourself for that.
The moment that Jungwoo’s name was called by Taeyong, the band’s leader, for his turn, everything happened quickly in a blink of an eye. You didn’t have much time to process everything that happened but in conclusion, Jungwoo got the role and he’s now part of NCT!!! You both hugged each other out of joy and excitement only to be cut off by another member named Jaehyun.
"Hey Jungwoo! Wanna have lunch with us? Your girl can join us.” was what he offered but both of you of were startled when he thought that you were his girlfriend so you two immediately denied the assumption to which they complied, or at least you thought. You were also supposed to reject having lunch with them and let Jungwoo hang out with the band but the band insisted, Dongyoung included, that you join them too so you didn’t have a choice but to sit with the five men you are eating with right now.
They introduced themselves one by one from Lee Taeyong, the leader, Kim Dongyoung or Doyoung, for he prefers being called Doyoung instead, Jung Jaehyun, a 2nd year major in Mechanical Engineering too, and finally Mark, who’s a freshman too. Basically, you were just talking about how their group was formed way back high school that’s why Mark is a part of the band already. They also complimented Jungwoo a lot and that they’ve been searching for exactly someone like him and that made you smile out of pride but it was soon your turn to be interrogated. They asked for your name and how you met Jungwoo, your high school life and all the basic information including your (non-existent) love life. They also apologized that they mistook you as Jungwoo’s girl but proceeds to tell you that you both look good together. Of course, you tried to explain that you were just platonic and Jungwoo agreed but they were adamant so you just let them be besides, Doyoung is in front of you so you just went with the flow to not leave a bad impression on your crush after all.
You all separated ways when it was time for your next class although for sure, you will see them more often in the upcoming days since they ordered Jungwoo to bring you along during practice and knowing the man, he won’t leave you alone until you agree.
You were halfway through your class when your phone vibrated indicating a notification from your social media accounts. You got curious so you checked it for a split second only to see that someone followed you on your Instagram account.