“What do you say about that?”
Jongdae frowns, picking at the loose thread on his bed. He is not sure how to answer to what his alpha had just requested him to do. When Minseok squeezes his waist gently and waits for his response, Jongdae tilts his head to stare at the alpha still spooning him.
“I don’t know,” he mutters lowly, “I mean… I’ve been an ‘alpha’ for so long. It’s going to be weird to be an omega for once again.”
Minseok pecks his bare shoulder. “Why would it be weird? You are you. Nothing will be weird so don’t worry.”
Jongdae chews on his lip. “Do you really want me to come out?”
It takes him quite a moment to think deeply. A part of him wants to stay as an alpha but the deepest part of his soul demands him to come out and to show the world of how wonderful and precious it is to be an omega. And moreover, it’s a request from his alpha so who is Jongdae to disobey him?
“Okay.” He whispers, voice shaking and he hopes he won’t choose the wrong choice.
Minseok chuckles against his ear, kissing and nuzzling into the claim mark. Jongdae shudders at the gentle move. The alpha lifts his hand up, kissing his knuckles like a gentleman. The omega gapes in shock, feeling the embarrassment creeps onto his face and causing his cheeks to burn in the deep shade of red.
He clears his throat, glancing away. “Uh, I want to sleep.”
Minseok laughs at him. “Oh, Jongdae, you are so precious.” He mutters fondly, pulling the omega into his chest and ignoring the embarrassed squeak that is quickly covered with an annoyed groan.
When his heat is over after a week, Jongdae comes out of his room without a drop of alpha spray and to say he is confident will be an understatement. He is shaking internally, but he puts his most tough face on the front line.
Everyone is in shock, of course. They think of him as one of the strongest alphas in the whole university and suddenly, after he was gone for over a week, he comes back with the heavy scent of an omega. It must send them into a shock, definitely.
They stare and Jongdae glares. As much as he wants to show everyone his true identity, he doesn’t like it when they stare at him as if he is a part of circus attraction. Those people sniff at his scent as if he is some kind of food and stare at him a lot. He is this close to prick their eyes out from their sockets.
It’s quite funny though, because he meets the damn jerk Park Chanyeol, who has his jaws hanging open at his presence. An evil smirk curls on Jongdae’s mouth and he lifts his chin high up, as if showing that he is not afraid and definitely not sorry over the beatings he had given to the tall alpha.
As he takes a step forward, Park Chanyeol takes a step back. Wow, if he can keep this up, his life will be very much interesting.
He corners the alpha against the wall. Jongdae enjoys the look of discomfort coming from the incredibly tall alpha though.
“What?” He asks, tilting his head aside to challenge the alpha who keep stealing glances at him.
Park Chanyeol clears his throat. Okay, let’s see what kind of smart words he is going to say.
“I- I’m sorry.” The tall alpha whispers under his breath. Jongdae’s smirk falls off of his face. He clearly doesn’t see that one coming.
Park Chanyeol gulps, avoiding eye contact. “I want to apologize. For always picking up on you guys omegas. I mean it. It’s not just because you beat the shit out of me that last time. I just… I just realized that I didn’t give you justice and also… I’m sorry for always bullying you and… and Baekhyun.” He whispers.
Jongdae is stunned by the apology and he doesn’t have any word to say. He doesn’t expect to get this kind of apology from his supposed-to-be sworn enemy but he just got one and it’s quite shocking, to be honest.
He nods his head, unable to form a response. Before any one of them could utter another word, Baekhyun comes running towards him, smiling cutely and his cheeks have the color of healthy flush.
“Jongdae! You are back! And you smell like an omega!” He purrs cutely, hugging him around his waist and snuggling into his shoulder.
Jongdae chuckles, clutching the cute omega close to him.
“I’m so happy that you no longer hide yourself, Jongdae. Please stay like this.” Baekhyun mutters softly. Jongdae smiles and nods, opening his mouth to say something but a certain smell stops him from doing so.
“Why do you smell different?” He furrows his eyebrows. Baekhyun doesn’t smell like the usual refreshing scent he has. He smells more towards the minty scent that an alpha usually has—
“What?” He pulls away from the hug, trying to investigate this case more but one look at Baekhyun’s weird smile and the fidgeting alpha close to them start to form a quick conclusion in his head.
“What does this mea—”
Even before he could finish his words, Baekhyun has already gone from his sight, or more precisely, being dragged away from the jerk Park Chanyeol.
“What the hell is going on here?!” He shouts, running after the two.
Coming out never always brings the best turn out. Some people judge him, moreover those who think they are dominant and those who he had dealt with in the past.
They whisper about him when he walks pass them and they also laugh at him. It’s not a kind laugh, but heads more towards a mocking one. He is not affected though; he keeps being himself, moving along with his life.
But some people just need a kick on their ass.
Some alphas with their betas come cornering him on one fine noon. They have such a smug face and the smirk is so ugly that Jongdae almost throws up.
“So, an omega, huh?” The alpha says, giving him a once over look.
Jongdae picks onto his nails. “Say what you want to say. I don’t have the time to deal with your shit.”
A loud, thunderous laughter echoes. Jongdae lifts an eyebrow, smacking his lips in a bored manner.
“Not going to talk? Fine.” He spins around, walking away. A hand clasps around his shoulder and Jongdae sighs.
“You are suck, guys, really.”
“Shut your mouth, bitch. You have no right to say such things to us.”
“Well,” Jongdae crosses his arms in front of his chest, “who are you to decide for me? As far as I know, I wasn’t born from you, did I?”
The alpha’s face is red in humiliation. Jongdae smirks. “Look, dear gentlemen. I’m sure you have so many important things that are way moreeeeee important than picking up on omegas like me, right? Actually you could start doing things better in your life, like… studying to get better result in exam? Have you ever gotten your exam result in 2 digits?”
No one can say anything, as it strikes their nerves. Heh, he knows it. Bullies are never smart.
“Or you could spend your time in choosing new jeans or repairing the ones you are wearing? I don’t think it’s still the right time for ripped jeans? Oh, I can almost see your balls, dear. The rip is too high.” Jongdae whispers, wriggling his eyebrows. Those who are wearing ripped jeans cross their legs.
Jongdae snorts. “And you could also spend your time learning ethics in business life. It will help you a lot in finding job, meeting your mate, and facing your future in-laws. They wouldn’t want a guy wearing ripped jeans, smoking, and spewing dirty words for their child.”
When it seems like no one is going to say anything, Jongdae uncrosses his arms. “Be a better person. An alpha will be seen as someone respectable only after you could prove it. You still have so much to learn so fighting?” He lifts a fist up.
Jongdae hears sounds of footsteps coming closer and he snaps his head in alert, only to gap when he finds that it’s Minseok who is walking closer to them. The bullies take steps back, surprised to see the university counselor coming to them.
“You heard him, right? That’s a very good advice for your life. I have heard so many complaints from the others about you all and I warn you, kids,” Minseok pauses, stopping to stand right in front of the only omega there, “if I hear you cause even one more trouble, I won’t hold back. There are so many punishments waiting for you all.”
He stares them deep in their eyes, authoritive alpha’s aura coming out. The bullies gulps, nodding their head.
“Oh, one more thing.” Minseok says again, lifting a finger up. “If I see you once again bothering my mate,” he points to Jongdae standing behind him with his thumb (and ignoring the shocked gasps from them), and then glaring, “I won’t hesitate to finish you all. Is this understood?”
“Good!” Minseok smiles, clapping his hands. “Now go and attend your classes. Don’t skip, okay?”
They nod, scrambling away in fear because they have never seen the counselor getting angry.
The alpha spins around, pulling the omega into a tight hug. Jongdae bumps his face into the other’s shoulder.
“What are you doing here?” He asks, arms coming up to hug Minseok around his waist. The alpha sniffs his scent. “I was taking patrol walk and I heard everything you said to them. Those were all the right advices to say but don’t you think it was pretty dangerous, Jongdae?”
Jongdae purses his lips. “They deserved it.”
“I didn’t say they didn’t deserve it, but you were alone with them here and what if they decided to take this matter out of hand?”
The omega snorts. “But they didn’t.”
Minseok hisses playfully. “When will you listen to me, huh?” He pinches Jongdae on his waist, earning a yelp from the omega. Jongdae huffs, glancing away from his stare.
The alpha’s hands come up to cup his face, puffing his cheeks. Jongdae stares wide eyed at the smiling Minseok.
“Yet I’m so proud of you, love.” Minseok says, grinning so wide that his eyes disappear.
Jongdae feels his face burns in embarrassment and his inner omega self is squealing in delight. He wants to curl into a ball and get into a hole to hide.
“Uh,” he whimpers, shoving his whole face into the alpha’s chest, being shy and acting like a cute omega for once.
The alpha laughs loudly, hugging him tight. Jongdae closes his eyes tightly, his whole body is red. He stomps his foot down on the ground, grunting embarrassedly.
“You are so cute, Jongdae.”
He grips onto the alpha’s shirt with his fists. “S-S-Shut u-up!!”
“Way too cute.”
“I don’t want you to hide your face from me~”