Title : Heart
Author : loveloveyunjaePairing : Yunjae
Genre : Drama, Romance, Fluff
Length : Oneshot
"Oh God, please save my son!" Doctor please! I beg you! My son, my son, he is too young to die, please, please"
A middle age woman is begging to the doctors and nurses entering the emergency room, where his 21 year old son was currently fighting for his life. A man, must be the woman's husband, is comforting the woman who's hysterically crying and sitting on the cold hospital floors. You could see that the man was also distraught by the current situation but he is still acting strong for his wife to lean on for support.
"Please stop crying, Jaejoong-ah is strong. We raised him to be strong. He is a fighter, believe that he could go through this. Have faith. Please. Be strong so that when he wakes up you can have strength to take care of him more."
Their son was born with a very frail heart. During the woman's pregnancy with him, she suffered from a very strong flu that was around that time. Because of this, the child inside him was also affected. When he was born, the parents were overjoyed to see a very beautiful but pale infant.
He grew to be a very sickly but cheerful and obedient child. He was deprived from all things that a normal child could do. He couldn't run, play with other kids or even stay up late at night. He was forced to be home-schooled and because of this he didn't have any friends. Nevertheless, he was very thankful to be alive and to have such loving parents that tried to fulfill everything he was deprived off with their love.
And so it came to this point. His heart could no longer function well after doing such simple things that couldn't even be considered tiring. For a week he was kept in the hospital and just hours before, his heart is giving up on him and was now sent inside the operating room.
Before, years before, his parents are already considering having him undergo a heart transplant. But because of two major reasons they couldn't go through with it. The first reason is that not many people are willing to give their heart or the heart of relatives that died, and if there ever was, there was a long list of patients that also needs the transplant. The second reason is that there is great chance for Jaejoong to die during the transplant and for the operation to fail.
The parents just couldn't risk it. But now, having no choice in it, they finally decided to take this huge risk that could lose their child forever.
"Yunho-ah, congratulations! Today is the fateful day my friend! You are now getting married! I am happy for you!"
"Thanks Chun-ah, Finally, I could have the love of my life with me now. But I'm very, very nervous."
"Chill man, today you are going to be the luckiest man."
A man entered a room. "Yunho, my son, you will have your own family now, I wish you all the best."
"Thanks dad. Anyway, where are they now?"
"She is on the way. You better go to the altar now, and wait for her there."
And so the groom took his place near the altar and patiently waited for his bride to come.
10 minutes passed, then it became 30 minutes then 45 minutes.
The guests are now growing restless and they are beginning to worry. Yunho kept glancing at his wristwatch then to the church door. 'Where are you honey? Please come now, don't make me worry so much'
45 minutes then turned to 1 hour, then to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Then finally there came a news. Yoochun tried calling again and again at the bride's phone and finally someone picked up.
"Hello? Seulgi- ah?"
"Hello? Are you a friend of the owner of this phone?" A man's voice was heard.
"Yes, I am. May I know who this is and where Seulgi might be?"
"Yes, this is nurse Kim Junsu of Seoul Hospital, could you please come quickly. Miss Seulgi is currently in the operating room."
"WHAT? WHY? WHAT HAPPENED?" Upon hearing his panicked voice, Yunho knew that there was something wrong. His heartbeat began to quicken at a very very fast rate. He grabbed the phone from Yoochun.
"What happened? Please tell me, I am her fiance" he asked in a surprisingly calm, whisper-y voice.
"Miss Seulgi had a car crush. It's impact is so strong that she stopped breathing for a few minutes. She is still alive, barely breathing.. for now. We are currently doing our best to save her, please come immediately. I am sorry to tell you this but there is a great chance of losing her.
"Oh God no." Yunho lost his spirit and dropped the phone. He cried silently for a while then gathered himself together. By now everyone knew what happened, thanks to Yoochun's organized mind at the moment.
He led Yunho, Yunho's parents and Seulgi's parents inside the van and sped off to the hospital. Upon arriving, Kim Junsu explained fully well what is happening.
"Due to the accident, the patient lost a lot of blood, and some entered her lungs. Most of her organs stopped functioning due to the few minutes she stopped breathing. I'm sorry to say but it is not really possible to save her, we kept her heart beating all this while but it is not enough."
Everyone is devastated to hear this news. Yunho felt everything slipped away, he couldn't think, can't even cry, he was just.. lifeless. Just then, nurses are pushing a bed to the operating room next to Seulgi's.
"Oh God, please save my son!" Doctor please! I beg you! My son, my son, he is too young to die, please, please"
Yunho and the other's looked at the scene in front of them. A woman crying on the hospital floor and a man comforting the woman.
Jusu then spoke, "Mr. and Mrs. Bae, we found out that Miss Suelgi signed a donation form saying that if ever she died, she is willing to give her body parts, organs to a patient who was needing it. Though she signed it, we would like you to know if you agree with this. It would mean so much to both Seulgi and the patient who needs a heart transplant if you agree."
'Oh yes, that is my Seulgi alright, a very selfless and generous person, why would God take such a wonderful person? Why?' Yunho asked silently.
Mrs. Bae approached the women and asked about the patient's condition. After knowing enough that the patient is fighting for his life, Mrs. Bae said, "Kim Junsu-ssi, I agree to give my daughter's heart to this woman's child. My child unfortunately couldn't survive what happened to her but there is a chance that a life would live because of this misfortune." She sobbed for the lose of her wonderful child but knew that she fulfilled Seulg's last wish.
"Oh thank you, thank you so much, we will be forever in debt with you for saving my son. Please tell us what we could do to repay such kindness. Please we would do anything, tell us." the woman thanked Mrs. Bae.
"i would think about it Mrs..?"
"Mrs. Kim, Thank you so much, please contact us anytime."
The operation had been a success. Kim Jaejoong woke up with his parents smiling over him, and he is, for the first time in his life feeling light and great despite the stinging pain in his chest.
"Mom, dad. I-I'm alive?"
"Yes dear, a very nice person offered to give her daughter's heart for you. You will meet her later."
"Oh, thank God." Jaejoong began crying out of joy and gratefulness. His parents hugged him tightly.
"Starting now, Jae-ah you could live normally. You could enter university, make some friends, have sleepovers and maybe even have a girlfriend." His father joked to lift the mood up. "But still, Jae, you could not run and do tiring sports."
"It's okay, as long as I'm alive, as long as I have you guys, I'm alright." he smiled.
Oh, how his parents missed seeing him smile like this, so innocently, so pure, full of life, happiness and positive things. They thought for a second what they would do if ever they lost their child, no longer could they see him smiling like this. They quickly pushed this thought aside, shuddering at the very thought, They fully understand how Mrs. Bae felt when she lost her daughter.
Mrs. Bae approached Mrs. Kim who was waiting patiently for the doctor to deliver the news regarding the result of the operation. She offered her a cup of coffee and sat next to her.
"You know, I lost a child and you gained your son back. And you told me that you would do anything to repay me right? (at this Mrs' Kim nodded and said "anything.") I will not ask for much. Just that.. (she sobbed) Just that, share your son with me. Through him I could pass the love I have for my daughter to him. This could help me a lot in grieving for my lost child."
"You mean like, second parents? Yes of course I would do that, you are a very nice person and I'm sure that Jaejoong would like you very much. It would be very good for Jaejoong to spend time with new people. That boy, since he was young, he was very sickly, because of that he couldn't socialize with other kids. He grew up with just me and my husband."
Through this conversation, it became the start for the friendship of the Bae and the Kims. Mrs. Kim told a lot of stories and facts to Mrs. Bae about Jaejoong. Mrs. Bae, hearing these stories grew to like Jaejoong and was ver excited to meet him.
"Yun-ah, you got to stop drinking and wasting your life like this."
"Ha ha, that was very funny Chun- ah, how.. how could I waste my life if 'my life' is already dead?" he cried and laughed at the same time.
"You know, you may feel like it's the end for you now, but it's not. You will move on, find someone else to love, maybe not as much as you loved Seulgi but still.. There will come a time when all these happenings were nothing but memories of the past, you will then realize that life still went on. You would smile at these memories that made you stronger. So, don't give up. Trust me, I know"
Yunho looked at his friend and saw that sincerity and truthfulness of his words.
"Still haven't forgotten him Chun? Does it still hurt?" He remembered the past when Yoochun was in this same situation where he also lost his childhood friend and lover.
"Of course I still remember him hyung! I would never forget him, he is a part of me, forever and always. But, it no longer hurts as much. These days, when I come to think of him I find myself smiling instead of crying. So, Yun don't think of it as the end, be strong, I will be here for you."
And Yunho finally opened his mind again. 'Yes, Yoochun is right. Seulgi would forever be an important person for me but I should move on now. Goodbye baby, we'll see each other when time comes. Please watch over us, wherever you are. I love you.' Yunho shed his last tear for Seulgi, and smiled for the hope of a good future.
"Jae dear, this is Mrs. Bae, the mother of your donor."
"It's nice to meet you Mrs. Bae, thank you for your family for giving me a second life."
"Jaejoong-ah, you are very welcome. If I may ask you a favor please just treat me as your second mother"
Mrs. Kim explained to Jaejoong beforehand what she and Mrs. Bae agreed upon. And Jaejoong understood. He treated the Bae as his second family and was very glad to meet such wonderful people.
Time passed quickly and Jae was allowed to go home now. Every now and then he spent time and slept with the Bae's. The Bae's indeed treated him as their own and spoiled him as much as his real parents did. Jae continued to be a very warm, loving, strong and happy child. He entered University and made some friends that were also good natured. Everything seemed so perfect but never will he thought that everything would even be perfect after a year passed by.
It was Suelgi's first death anniversary and Jaejoong's second life's birthday and they decided to celebrate it at the Bae's mansion. Though it was supposed to be a somewhat sorrowful event in contrary the people celebrated Jae's birthday more. They said that it is not good to dwell too much on sad thoughts.
When suddenly, Yunho came, carrying a bundle of flowers. He thought that the celebration is to reminisce the life and death of Seulgi. He was shocked to find people celebrating for a whole different reason. After talking with the Bae's (whom he maintained contact with) he excused himself to have some fresh air.
He went to the garden and saw a young man kneeling again and again as if giving respect. At the final kneel, the man spoke, "Miss Bae Seulgi, thank you for giving me this life. Thank you for another chance to live. You have given me so much not only this heart that beats inside my chest but also for your loving parents who have treated me as their own. Having such parents I would never think bad of you. They must have raised you so well so kind and generous... I promise with this heart of yours that I would live in a way you could be proud of. I would take care of your parents as if they are my own, so please do not worry and rest in peace. Thank you"
He stood up and cleared the tears from his face. He turned around and saw Yunho.
"So you are the patient who had Seulgi's heart?"
"Yes, I am. I'm Kim Jaejoong, and you are?"
"I'm Jung Yunho. I was her fiance."
"Oh, I'm sorry that you lost her."
They continued conversing and found ease and comfort with each other. Mrs. Bae saw this and was very happy to see the two young men she considers to be her own children getting along well. She hoped and prayed that these two would end up together. 'Seulgi's heart would then stay with Yunho... No. How could I think of that? it's no longer Seulgi's heart, it's now Jaejoong's I must wish for his happiness.'
"Jae, is it okay if I call you that?"
"Yes, Then can I call you Yun?"
And that was the start of their friendship. Yunho visited the Bae's often now, mostly on days when Jae's staying with them. He found himself attached to the boy more and more, and even wondered if he was feeling love again. He was so lost in thought that Jae asked if he was alright.
"Of course. So, Jae, I was thinking if you'd like to have dinner with me tomorrow?"
Jaejoong froze at his spot, after awhile he replied, ".. I don't think that is a good idea, Yunho."
"Why not? This could mean something new for us. Something different and I want us to try."
"Which is why I said no."
"I don't understand?"
"..Tell me Yunho, do you like me?"
"I think I do."
"Why do you like me?"
"I just feel that I've known you forever, I feel quite attached with you and I don't wanna lose you."
"Yunho, I think you misunderstood your feelings. I think that it is not me that you love but Seulgi. You just remember her through me, because I have her heart and because I have some of her traits. I think you are confused."
Yunho paused and thought for awhile. Now that Jae pointed those things out, he was now REALLY confused.
"Yunho, you have to go for now, think about what I've said and if... and if you really love me not Seulgi then ask me that question again."
After Yunho left, Jae sighed heavily and cried. Yes he had fallen so deeply in love with Yunho but he was very scared to admit his feelings because Yunho might not reciprocate his love. But now that he knew Yunho's feelings he presented the problems bothering him, himself instead of just taking the man. 'I am such an idiot. If i just shut up and didn't say those things then we might now be hugging each other. But no, I have to make sure that I am the one he loves and not the memory of his ex.'
Yunho thought and thought, over and over he looked through his thoughts. And finally he was now sure. Because he couldn't wait any longer he went to the university where Jae was and searched for him.
It was another day without seeing Yunho. Jaejoong stared out from the window of his classroom. Yes it's been 2 weeks since he last saw the man, he was sure that Yunho realized that what he was feeling was still love for Seulgi. He left me now, 'Oh God, Jaejoong get over him, he was not yours, never yours. He was Seulgi's. Stop being sad over it, you have to be thankful still and respect Seulgi for your life.'
But then he found himself daydreaming about Yunho and him ending up together, they were about to kiss in his imagination when suddenly the door opened and revealed the man of his dreams.
"Kim Jaejoong? Is Kim Jaejoong here?
"Yun-ah?? What are you doing here?"
"I'm sorry to barge in like that Sir (professor) but I just realized something and I really can't wait. (walking towards Jae, when he reached him, Yunho held Jae's cheek) Jae, I'm in love with you. With Kim Jaejoong and not Seulgi."
Jaejoong cried out of happiness and said, "I love you too Jung Yunho. This heart is meant to beat for only one person no matter who owns it. But I know this love is my love and not Seulgi's. I love you"
Yunho kneeled in front of him and pulled out a box with a ring inside. "Jae I know this is way too fast, but I just can't lose you anymore, I just want you to be with me forever. Will you marry me?"
"Yes, Yunho, yes" He hugged the man as he slipped the ring on Jae's finger. "Thank you Jae. I promise to protect you."
Jae's classmates and profesors clapped at the display of true love in front of their eyes. Changmin a friend of Jae shouted, "Oh God, just kiss already stop making us wait for it!"
They laughed and kissed each other.
"I love you boo."
"I love you more."
end. DISCLAIMER: I DON'T OWN THE REAL YUNHO, JAEJOONG AND OTHER NAMES I USED BUT I DO OWN THE PLOT! :)