Actions

Work Header

(Thanks to) The Evil of Status Effects(Jihan gets kissed)

Work Text:

There was no bloodlust or ominous energy pop up to warn him the woman casually walking towards him had any ill intention, so when the woman suddenly kisses him it pretty much has the same effect as his own Douchery skill. It leaves him unable to defend for a few precious seconds at the sheer unfathomability of the universe, and that's all it takes for the [Curse] to take effect.

Of course Jihan then proceeds to completely annihilate the woman, who ends up being a female demon, but to his surprise his status doesn’t change to normal.

That's weird.

It had just went from [Under A Curse] to something called [Up for Grabs].

It didn’t exactly scream better to Jihan, so concerned he looks at the information the system has on his status.

When tapped the information says: A Curse: the love of a Succubus, status effect: 24h left, status effect: Up for Grabs; a succubus has given you a kiss! Should have watched yourself, you player you! You will now enter a slave contract with the person who kisses you next for the duration of the effect, better watch yourself next time! Bonus effect: 50% decrease in all defenses until new master is found!

Jihan read the information with increasing annoyance, the descriptions really were getting more and more annoying as he leveled up, either unnecessarily bland or so flamboyant it left out actual information and couldn't even be called a description anymore. Like this time.

He wasn't a payer, he was a gamer! And it wasn't him who had gone randomly kissing people, he was the victim here! And… 50%??? Wasn't that a bit too much for such an easily killable demon?

And a master, did he need to enter the contract just to keep himself safe for the duration of the next 24 hours, or would master Loli be enough?

Jihan has already called up his party Information and was just about to press his master's name when he realised he should probably… think this one through a bit more.

Jihan didn't really like that the voice of reason suggesting such things was nagging at him in Seonils voice. His friend had become such a mom since Jihan had entered the Abyss...

Master Loli was fine of course, but… she was an old hat within the Abyss, and while she had helped him when he had needed it, she also had no qualms about using people as she saw fit, and even though the rewards were almost always worth it, to hand her unlimited power… not to mention not being sure if 24h meant time for Jihan in specific, or time in the real world…

Yep, maybe he should think about this a bit more, Jihan thought as he slowly withdrew his hand from the [call] screen as days upon days of doing his masters bidding in a dungeon flashed before his eyes.

If he needed a master, it needed to be someone who wouldn't use this to their advance, a person who would put Jihans safety first and would be sure to return the fifty percent he was missing now. And he needed someone who he wouldn't, Jihan shudderes, he wouldn't regret kissing for the rest of his life.
.
.
.

So, who did he know that he liked, was reasonably attractive and young, wouldn't take advantage of their power over him… okay who did he know that would put Jihans safety over pettiness and wouldn't abuse their absolute power over him… too much?

Jihan sweat dropped when he realized there was just one person he trusted with the power over his own self and checked all the boxes.

A slave was a slave, even if it was only for 24 hours, and he wanted a nice master.

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

 

And that was why they were here now, Jihan fidgeting nervously, unable to sit still in front of a relaxed and slightly confused Seonil in Seonils room, sitting on Seonils bed, cursing the gamers mind when it did nothing about the status he had blinking at the corner of his eye. [Flustered; unable to look people in the eye]

He was about to ask his best friend to kiss him so he wouldn't be suspectable to becoming someone else's slave, of course he was flustered! Jihan thought while glaring at the wall next to Seonil’s bed with more fire than before.

Jihan decided to do it just to see if he could and turned his eyes from the wall to Seonil, only to see the description change to [Embarrassed; blood flow directed to the face] just as his face bloomed red, and he couldn't bear to keep the eye contact anymore.

Accepting his fate Jihan dropped his face into his hands, there was no dignity left for him here, and confessing to needing to be kissed would hopefully be easier when he couldn't see Seonils face.

For all that Jihan had wanted to have absolute defence for his own peace of mind he wasn't really a defensive wizard, his mana shield together with passive body strengthening and martial arts had been more than enough to keep him safe with his massive amounts of mana. So he had even briefly entertained the possibility of not kissing anyone and just running straight home, up until he went through his own information in search of the damage and saw that all defenses, really meant all defences. As the saying went, attack is the best defence, his mana had been cut to half.

All of that time spent amassing his infinite mana, and a measy kiss had cut all of his work in half. Half! He had done the first thing he always did when he was in trouble and called Seonil, a.k.a. the person he would ask to kiss him any minute now, to come pick him up.

Going through all of this in his head didn't really help his mind to calm down.

.
.
.

 

Seonil watched confused and slightly amused as Jihan worked himself up more and more, fidgeting and muttering into his hands with a blood red face.

It had been a while since he had seen his friend this worked up about anything, and despite the clear conflict Jihan was going through it was relieving to see. Jihan had become so much more collected since his ability woke up it was a rare treat to see him like this. Seonil could even say that it was adorable, but Jihan would be upset if he let it slip out loud.

"Could you… close your eyes?"

Even Jihans voice sounded embarrassed, and Seonil nodded without thinking too much about it. Before he would have teased his friend mercilessly, but he wasn't used to the Jihan who radiated his emotions into the world anymore.

"Okay so this may sound stupid and I know I was careless and you can yell about it later but, I got cursed, and I need you to k- ki-...oh my god I can't even say this." the last part was muttered into his hands, Seonil knew this because he was a permanent resident of the abyss and with his many years of experience, cheated by keeping his eyes just slightly open. The years spent squinting at everything had to count for something, and since the redness of Jihans face kept reaching more vibrant hues, he couldn't miss it.

"Just say it, it can't be that bad." Seonil finally said, taking pity on Jihans inability to say whatever it was he obviously needed Seonil to do about it.

Since Jihan wasn’t panicking about being cursed, but instead radiated embarrassment, Seonil was withholding his own judgement over how much Jihan had messed something up this time.

This was the abyss, whatever it was, he was sure he had heard stranger things.

 

Finally Jihan seemed to be ready to bite the bullet, because he turned his face back up and his shoulders and hands dropped, Seonil would say in defeat, but he was a loyal friend.
.
.
.

 

If Jihan couldn't tell him about the kissing, maybe he could just tell him about the Curse first, and then just… casually add the kissing at the end? Jihan thought as he opened his mouth to explain.

"The Curse is a slave contract that's triggered by kissing and I want a nice master for a change-"

Ah, so that didn't go like he had wanted it to, and looking at Seonil face, he just kept rambling to drown the part where kissing was mentioned in enough words to hopefully not make it a big deal.

Seonil heard as far as the first master, and then he blanked while Jihan continued his nervous rambling in the background.

-its not like Loli is a bad master to learn from, but-

.
.
.

A slave contract???!

-ot that I ever really could disagree with her on anything anyway but you know what I mean i-

.
.
.

By kissing??

-nd I wanted someone who I wouldn't regret kissing, and she and some of the others have already kissed me just to mess with me so I thou-

Wait, wait, Jihan… thought all those girls were just messing with him? By kissing him? And some of the others? What others?

But then, Seonil thought, that one made sense out of all these things coming out of his mouth. Jihan was still a gamer, he still loved playing, and gamers never were very popular with girls, so it wasn't really a surprise he didn't recognize interest even when it was literally thrown at his face. Seonil should probably fix that, or at least not do whatever the other people going around kissing Jihan did, but, first things first.

 

"We will talk about how you got caught in a contract later, but before the-, before we-… that, what are the conditions on this thing?"

Even when he stumbles over the words Seonil is sure his face hasn't revealed how flustered the thought of kissing Jihan has made him.

Jihans face brightened up at Seonils alluded kissing, and Seonil would address his own reaction to that at some point in the far away future, right now he needed to listen. "Uh, I think it has to be you who kisses me because my status actually says [Up for Grabs] so…"

Seonil was… not going to comment on that.

"Oh, and the status effect is only 24 hours! But it cuts my mana in half until I find a master so it would be too dangerous to not have one, and I trust you to not be too mean about it so…"

That was the actually useful information, and as any misgivings Seonil hadn't really realised he had had about Jihan becoming just another person bowing before him evaporated with the time limit, Seonil started to see all the good things this could bring. Like having Jihan actually listen when he told him to be careful.

But…

"You actually want me to kiss you?"

That was the most important question here. Yes Seonil loved being Jihans first choice, but he wasn't the only choice anymore. There were other people who could do it, and would be nice about it as well. And who would have some idea on how kissing other people actually went. No matter how much Seonil would fret for the next 24 hours.

"Are you actually going to make me say it, man?"

All the red that had slowly left Jihans face when he focused on the practical things flooded right back to his face, but whatever he was or wasn’t going to say got interrupted.

The door to the room slammed open with a big bang, startling them both into action. Their gazes gaught, the panicked telepathic message of 'oh shit, not safe not safe' transferring seamlessly between them. The clan had a room for important secrets because anybody with decent skills could spy on anybody in the normal rooms, and clan heir or not, Seonils room was no exception to that.

Seonil with his faster reflexes lunges across the space between them and slams into Jihan within the same second, pressing him into the bed with his body. Jihans legs get bent backwards from where he had been kneeling on Seonil's bed like a girl going into confession, the idiot.

But that doesn't matter, nothing matters as long as he gets to Jihan bef- Seonil hadn’t really thought much about anything besides being faster than whoever was at the door when he had started moving, and with the too fast speed of his panicked lunge their lips practically slam together in a painful collision that leaves them staring at each other in shock at the impact, with Seonils skull rattling, and his upper lip bleeding from where it's caught between their teeth. Jihan doesn't bleed, of course, but Seonil could bet anything that his HP bar just dropped a few points from the force of the collision alone.

Seonil is leaning over Jihan, supporting all of his own weight on his elbows, and now that Seonils there, leaning over Jihan with their lips already having touched, still so close he can feel Jihans breath on his face he doesn't know what to do.

Seonil and Jihan continue to stare at each other in silence for a few dazed moments, before the thought of 'does this count as a kiss??!' enters into Seonils head, and he's closing the small space between their lips again in panic before he can think about it.

The second time their lips meet is much gentler, there isn't as much panic over the distance clouding his head, of someone else getting to Jihan before him when he's already right there on top of him, and Seonil has time to notice how very soft Jihans lips are.

Having never kissed anyone before Seonil isn't sure how it actually works, but Jihans lips are there, so he focuses on just moving his lips against them.

The benefits of having the gamers body seem to extend to not having chapped lips, and Seonil feels a flare of jealousy for the person who would get to kiss Jihan like this, until he remembers that at this very moment, that person is him and returns his full attention to kissing Jihan enough.

Both of their eyes are open, which is maybe a little weird, and not how things work in movies, but Seonil stares down at Jihans face with his usual lidded eyes and gets to see as Jihans gaze relaxes from his surprised expression into something more natural. He becomes more aware of their kiss when Jihans whole expression relaxes the rest of the way into something more hazy and his lips open up just the slightest bit with a small exhale, dragging against his in a way that makes his lips tingle.

Seonil looses his sense of time and space after that, Jihan is there, safe and relaxed under him, and his lips are warm and slick. Seonils upper lip is still throbbing from the collision, he notices it somewhat dazedly, he can't be sure if there's any blood or not, but at the very least he can't taste it on Jihans lips when he sucks on them-
.
.
.

There's a creak by the door and suddenly they both remember the reason for the rush. Jihan can see Seonils hooded eyes go from glazed and relaxed to glancing sharply at the door, and he can feel Seonil retreat from where he had been… sucking on his lips? Seonil doesn't really move though, other than for the small tilt of his head that let's him glare more efficiently at the door, and nudges Jihans wet lips with his as he moves. Jihan is sure it's unintentional but it leaves his face nevertheless going red again at the feeling.

Since when did Seonil become so erotic?
.
.
.

Jihan kind of wants to do this again.
.
.
.

Preferably when he can feel his poor legs again, and Seyoung isn't staring at them with quite so much derisive pity.

.
.
.