AU Meme: SiYoung, PowerCouple!AU
Their paths first crossed at a simple masquerade ball, only for the more wealthy of course. He had on a simple black mask obscuring half his face, she had a red and black ornate mask, daintily holding it between her fingers as she smiled at those she passed. She had put two fingers on his wrist as they chatted over drinks and the night had ended with her trapped between the wall and his embrace, his lips soft and gentle on hers.
They never exchanged names.
Siwon had heard of her of course. Their fathers had been at war for years, struggling over the small share that was theirs in the business of energy provision. Raised to believe that the other company was the enemy, he had only heard stories of the girl with the iron will who would bring him down if he was not careful. Sooyoung never really had a childhood. The eldest, she was brought up and given an education worthy not of a girl, but an heir. She didn’t play with dolls, she simulated business meetings. She didn’t play house, she managed her employees. She had grown up to be quite a force to be reckoned with.
They had eyed each other from across board rooms and functions halls, Sooyoung with a haughty look and a lifted chin, Siwon with a frown and crease on his forehead, but had never actually spoken, as far as they knew. They were finally introduced at a function, with their fathers occupied elsewhere and they were expected to behave for company. Introductions were formal and polite enough, but then company was called away and the two young adults were left to their own devices. Each nursing a small flute of champagne, they eyed each other appreciatively.
Rivals they may be, but blind to attractiveness they were not.
A waiter had bumped Sooyoung and she had tripped in her mile high heels. Siwon had caught her before too much damage was done and in the process, had her back pressed up against his front. He knew he recognised that perfume.
‘Masquerade ball. You had on a black and red mask,’ Siwon started before Sooyoung whirled around and clamped a hand over his mouth
‘Hush now, Father doesn’t know I was there. I am not supposed to be frivolous,’ the expression on her face made Siwon believe that if she wasn’t in public, Sooyoung would have snorted at the comment. ‘How did you know I was there?’
Siwon covered half of his face and she frowned and tilted her head, before gasping in recognition. Siwon caught her wrist and led her out of the room discreetly, before pinning her against the wall again in a repeat of what had happened a year ago. He lifted a finger and stroked down her cheek gently as she held onto his forearms.
‘What are we doing?’ She whispered, a hint of fear and desire in her eyes.
‘I don’t know,’ Siwon answered truthfully. ‘But if you can tell me that you didn’t think about me at all after that kiss, I will leave you here right now and we can go back to the way things were.’
Sooyoung simply raised herself to her full height and kissed him, winding her arms around his neck as he did the same around the small of her back. She felt like her whole body was on fire just by being near him, this mysterious man, both lover and enemy and he pulled her closer to him, settling her firmly against his body as he kissed her deeper and longingly. She had to pull back, gasping for air first as he skimmed his lips over her jaw and down to her neck and shoulders.
‘You know, if we join forces, nobody would be able to stand against us,’ Sooyoung struggled to speak as Siwon reached her collarbone.
He muffled his laughter against her skin. ‘Here’s to us then, the new power couple,’ Siwon pulled back and raised her hands to his lips, sealing it with a kiss.