Sweet Deception

Title: Sweet Deception
Author: Aquariuslover
Pairings: None at this time, SungGyu/WooHyun focus.
Rating: R
Genre: Angst
Length: Chaptered
Beta: tahoeturquoise

Summary: For years a fire has been smoldering deep inside of WooHyun, and now it is burning out of control and wrecking havoc on the group. A danger is looming over SungGyu, but will he pay it heed before it claims his life? Can an ominous deal be brokered in time to save Infinite?

Author’s Note: This story follows real life events, but I took many liberties when writing it. It is not an accurate history of Infinite or its members. The story is meant to be entertaining but at the same time feel realistic. It was written for my own personal enjoyment. I fear it might be polarizing. I reluctantly decided to share it after a few nice people asked me to. Hopefully, if people don’t like it…they won’t read it. If you do like it the best way to know when I update is to friend me.

Even though DongWoo was at SungGyu’s birthday party he didn’t feel like celebrating. He still loved his sometimes moody and difficult hyung as much as ever, but his usually cheerful personality was absent as he sat alone, eyeing the entrance.

DongWoo and the other party goers were in a private room at the back of an expensive restaurant. The spacious room was filled with the sounds of happy laughter from friends, family, and co-workers.

“He’s not coming,” Hoya announced as he sat down beside DongWoo with two bottles of Soju. He handed one of the bottles to DongWoo.

“You don’t know that.”

“I know.”

DongWoo reached out and took the Soju but didn’t look away from the door. “They were once the best of friends.”

“Not always.”

“That was a long time ago,” DongWoo told his friend as he took a drink.

“He was always insecure and now…”

“And now what?”

Hoya took a big swig from his bottle before setting it down on the table. “And now it has escalated out of control.”

“Don’t say that…it hasn’t.”

“It has.”

DongWoo looked away from the door toward the back of the room where SungGyu was surrounded by their managers and even the CEO. “Why didn’t he stop it? He could have stopped it.”

“He tried,” Hoya stated, “He did the best he could.”

“No,” DongWoo denied, looking back at the door. “He…he…WooHyun wanted him to stop it. I know he did. He could have tried harder…it was like he didn’t even try.”

“You put the blame on the wrong person.”

“I am not blaming him…I just wished he had tried harder.”

“He didn’t want this. I know he misses WooHyun, misses the friendship he thought they shared.”

“Their friendship was for real.”

Hoya shook his head, disagreeing. “No, it wasn’t…or it would never have gotten to this point.”

“He might still come.”

“He won’t,” Hoya said bluntly. “SungGyu can hide his hurt and carry on like nothing happened…but WooHyun is too angry. His eyes burn like an angry fire and even the most obtuse fans are starting to notice. He might destroy us all with the heat of his anger.”

“Don’t say that.”

Hoya looked at the door that held so much of DongWoo’s attention and stated firmly, “I know where my loyalty lies.”

“My loyalty is to Infinite.”

Hoya stood up, reached out and squeezed DongWoo’s shoulder. “Then your loyalty is the same as mine.”

“Loyalty?” SungJong asked as he walked up to the small table and sat down in the seat that Hoya had just abandoned. “To whom?”

“To SungGyu and Infinite,” Hoya casually threw over his shoulder as he walked away.

SungJong frowned, saying nothing.

DongWoo just kept looking at the door. “He might still come.”

“I don’t think he will.”

“He might.”

“No, it’s too late,” SungJong replied sadly, staring at the door along with DongWoo.

“Too late for what?” SungYeol asked as he walked over to the table, leaning his long legs against it.

DongWoo kept staring at the door. SungJong looked up accusingly at the tallest member but said nothing.

SungYeol gently bumped the table before straightening up. “I’m not allowed to know?”

“It’s probably for the best if you don’t,” SungJong admitted, looking away from SungYeol.

“So we keep secrets now?” SungYeol questioned.

SungJong placed his hands underneath the table, rubbing his upper legs. “Don’t you and WooHyun have secrets?”

SungYeol paled. “I don’t have a problem with the birthday boy if that is what you’re asking.”

“Really?  So the enemy of your friend is not your enemy?”

“No,” SungYeol answered quickly.

“Then what have the two of you been bitching about for all these months? Were you just encouraging WooHyun’s negative behavior, while secretly disagreeing with him? I know for certain you weren’t trying to stop him.”

SungYeol stepped back from the table. “No, I didn’t stop him—and that is on me. Sometimes misery loves company, but I don’t have anything against our leader.”

“Well, you certainly aren’t his friend,” SungJong accused.

SungYeol swallowed guiltily and protested, “You don’t know anything.”

DongWoo closed his eyes, mustering up the strength to stop them, but before he could say anything SungGyu called for SungYeol in the near distance, ending any potential squabble.

SungJong watched as SungYeol hurried to the leader’s side. “What’s going to happen to us?”

DongWoo opened his eyes to look at the youngest member, who looked so young and earnest suddenly. “He still might come.”

“No, he won’t.”

DongWoo looked back at the door and confessed, “I know…I just wish he would.”

  • Current Mood: optimistic optimistic
  • Current Music: Destiny, by Infinite
the summary is so promising^^
as always!
and it's angst...must prepare myself!
oh gawd, i'm just recently getting into the whoogyu pairing and now you update wth this. I just know i'm gonna love it, but i also know that ur gonna rip my heart out with this fic, just like you did with fragile essence. you do angst so well like that T_T
WooGyu is pure love, except when they are fighting-and then they are pure entertainment. lol

I don't *think* it is at the level of FE angst, because at times that story had me sobbing uncontrollably...probably why I haven't written part two yet.

Thanks for commenting
a very short shoutout because it's the middle of the night here for me and i can't possibly write long, logical comments right now.

i. loved. it.

i'm totally excited about the next parts! ouo i selfishly hope you cold upload
(my comment got cut and i'm on mobile, so i'll just continue in the reply.) ...you cold upload the following parts soon, but obviously, take your time! i will be waiting for the continuation like a silent fan of yours that i am. OuO

So.......... This is so intriguing! A lot of questions running insid my head but th gist is, what happened? Lol but I am really glad that you decided to share this new story! Been craving for a really good Infinite story to read. And I know I should be prepared because I can feel angst coming!!!!

“SungGyu can hide his hurt and carry on like nothing happened…but WooHyun is too angry. His eyes burn like an angry fire and even the most obtuse fans are starting to notice. He might destroy us all with the heat of his anger.”

Upon reading that, I remembered a Woohyun fancam of their Chaser performance at Kpop Seoul Collection if I'm not mistaken~ his eyes when he was ignored by Gyu.........
Your writing always calls up meanings behind the lines.

Can you direct me to some Infinite canon fics that will supply context?

The Infinite fic I have read is very subjective, or slanted toward the writer's bias. Which is what most writers do....even if we try really hard not to.

My favorite Infinite fic is probably one where SungGyu dies over and over again, but it doesn't explain group dynamics. The only others that I can think of are AUs.

Honestly, I try to limit my fan fic reading when I want to write a pairing. I don't want to be influenced. Maybe some other nice soul will see your question and offer suggestions.

This summary was like a smokey room...don't ask me why I described it like that(no clue). I start working on characterization of every member in the first chapter and I tried to continue doing it throughout.

For people that are not fans of the group I will sometimes describe them as the leader, the main vocal, the lead rapper, the lead dancer, the visual. I think I describe SungYeol as the tallest enough times to make my skin crawl--but I did that purposely so non-fans can easily figure out who is who.

But honestly for context I think videos are you best choice. The two best shows would be their Sesame Player and Ranking King. Their personalities really shine through. But if you just want facts heck wikipedia might be your best resource.
I'm happy you decide to post this..

Another good story to read.. I'll be waiting for the next chapter
I've only recently gotten myself familiar with the members because my sister's watching Ranking King and she wouldn't shut up about them XD But because it's angst and you write it so well, I'll be totally following this :D
It's a nice chapter. Short and mysterious is the best beginning if you ask me ;)
I AM CRYING. I feel that this will be breathtakingly awesome and heartbreaking and a whole mash of other feels and just kdsjfgkdfkgjdfk. I can't wait for the succeeding chapters~! ♥

P.S I shall prepare myself because I feel the angst coming, yeah? YES. /shot
Don't feel reluctant to post anything. It's your work.
I think, the best thing about your writing is how you always managed to make it sounds real. That's the charm of your stories.
I am glad you updated. This seems promising and i will wait for the first chapter. Good luck again!
Well, I tired really hard to make this one sound real...maybe too real at times. lol

Thanks so much for your support!
I must mentally prepare myself, because your angst just absolutely destroys me. I am such a sucker for fluff and rainbows and oh god I would not do this to myself if your writing weren't so wonderful, but I can only cross my fingers that my heart won't break too much D:
Get prepared. The angst is coming.

Fluff...fluff...there are parts were the angst is not as strong. I won't say it is fluffy though. lol

It won't break too much...I hope not! I am flattered that you are willing to read my angst.:)

Thank you!

New fic! Woogyu!
I look forward to this. Your stories always get me sucked in.
A wonderful start to a story that I am sure is going to promise a lot of angst but at the same time an intriguing read. I can hardly wait to find out what is going on and why in god’s name does it feel like infinite is falling apart.
I always love it when I see people that I have known since TFAN.:) There are a couple of you here....and I can't help but get the sniffles. But they are the best kind of sniffles.:)

Thank you so much!
so saaaaaaaaaad!!
I really like it and I really like this side of Dongwoo, the serious and mature one that every one tend to forget in FF, thank you!
I love DongWoo...okay, I love them all.

DongWoo does have a serious side...when people make him out to be some kind of fool it annoys me. He's so deep. He is so pure at heart, but he's intelligent too.

Thanks so much for commenting!
you posted it!!
the moment i saw angst and chaptered i even didn't care about the pairing or fandom (eventhho fact that i love dongwoo helps heaps)i jump in joys because you are so fucking amazing with angst and chaptered fic

can't wait for part one and tobe blown away by the story despite the lackness of familiarity toward the charecters :)
Re: you posted it!!
You flatter me!

It's very easy to love DongWoo! Hopefully, as the story progresses each of the members will become very familiar to you!

Thank you!
You always always give us the most wonderful woogyu<333 i was away for a whiile (just the cbox coz i still read your stories every chance i get) coz of various reasons. Your stories give me comfort whenever i feel down. Thank you.

Those 2 give me headaches and heartaches everytime they have their lovers tiff. They are very transparent. I still love to observe them in every vid i can get my hands on to see what the other fans ovrlook. You have to focus beyond the obvious fanservice to understand the true nature of their relationship. It is a rollercoaster ride and it is fun.

Thank you for sharing this.
You are back.:) I think I just followed you on twitter......if I didn't oh, well. Least they like WooGyu...and they don't tweet a billion times a day. lol

I am so glad my stories comfort you...this one might make you want to strangle me.

I totally agree with you about the videos. I saw so much during the Man in Love promotions that other fans refused/failed to see. Or maybe I am crazy? lol

It's a lot of fun!

Thank you!

love it, and you write this so convincing and now i'm wondering what is going on, i want to know more^^

Please rest and update the rest of the story when you can^^
Well, it is official! YOU ARE AMAZING AND BRILLIANT!! I am not even a fan of infinite (not that I dislike them - i just hadn't paid them much attention in the past) - yet here I find myself. Waiting desperately for an update and super excited for this new story! If I am honest with myself, most of the time I don't even like angst. I am a humor/fluff person -but your writing is like crack. Somebody slipped me some without warning, and now I'm addicted. Keep up the brilliant work. I can't wait to see where it goes!
I hope you enjoy the story...and maybe you will become a fan. My friend Amy, who reads all my stories just told me she was going to buy their new album.lol Infinite love is contagious.

I am so glad you have this addiction! Thank you so much!
I was just wondering the other week, what you will write next but then nah..it does not matter because I will read whatever it is anyway. :) And it's Sunggyu and Woohyun!

I have to be very honest, I don't know much about Infinite apart from few shows I watched(I can barely keep up with a single group as it is, lol!). I remember Ranking King and the other one filmed in their dorm and how they devised creative ways to sneak out? Ahh the title just escaped me. So when you write about them or events from the past, I have no way of knowing whether they are for real or not. I would not even put it past me if I come across an article about Infinite and say to myself..."Hmmm, I don't think so. This was not the way it happened." Just because I have this image of how Infinite are, their quirky and funny personalities, the group dynamics painted in my head they way you describe them in your fics. I just hope I won't make fool of myself when I talk to a hard core fan. Maybe I need some sort of Infinite 101. :p

Thank you so much for writing these wonderful fics. I have read FE (again!!) the other week and you have no idea how many times I have gone back to reading Damaged and TFAN! The numbers are way up there.

Oh wait, I need to get this out of my chest...I love Sungyeol!
Some of you are so sweet for saying you will read whatever I write.......makes me misty eyed. It's such a nice thing to say, it's wonderful.

The other show you are talking about is Sesame Player, and I loved it. Although, Ranking King probably remains my favorite.

You might need some Infinite 101, just ask if you get confused. I am going to take liberties with their family relationships like I did in TFAN and DMGD. So, don't believe it when I say one of them has mommy issues--because I truly don't know.

Another person on my tweet list is reading FE again, I feel so guilty for not writing part 2...YET. I will. I will. I just needed a break from it. A long break. I can't read DMGD without wanting to rewrite parts of it. TFAN is my first baby so it's always precious to me.

SungYeol is cool......but SungGyu is my favorite.:)

Thank you!
You're back!!! I look into your journal everyday to see something new... thank u 4 posting... I see a sad story coming... it doesnt matter i'll love it like all your stories <3 Fighting!!!
You're writing woogyu again yaaaay!

It sounds sad...must prepare my heart >_
Sounds interesting!! I've never read a Woogyu story before but I love all of your stories, so I definitely want to read this :) Thank you for writing!
I was waiting patiently until you gained some weight with this one before I started. It is going to be rough going for a minute there huh? *Sighs deep and long * okay I'm ready. Onto the next chapter.
Wow...it's been a while since I've had time to visit lj and to see your Woogyu fic pop up my list just made me squeal really loud in my head. Your woogyu flics were always my favorite and just reading this has me smiling. The first chapter has so many secrets that makes me want to read more...thanks for writing ^^