Expectations: Neither Friend, Nor Foe Part 7 of 7

Adventure Seven: Neither Friend, Nor Foe     Part 7 of 7
Pairings: Yunjae, KyuWook, Various Other Pairings
Rating: R
Genre: Crossover, Science Fiction, Angst, Adventure
Beta:  unicornsinger

A/N: This story is inspired by Star Trek. The crew of the Expectations will be made up of members of DBSK and Super Junior. Instead of chapters the story will be broken up in adventures.

Summary: The crew encounters a mysterious stranger and everything changes. Life aboard the Star Ship Expectations will never be the same as secrets unfold, sacrifices are made, and lives hang in the balance.

Prior Adventures

He felt like he was drifting away in a sea of crystal blue waters.

His heartbeat that he had thought stopped long ago, pounded in his head with an increasing rhythm, reminding him he was still alive, as it sped him along on his journey through the crystal, blue waters. His rational mind wondered why he would dream of water while he lay dying. Water was a symbol of life. Water was essential to all living things. What purpose did it serve in his death?

The heartbeat continued to beat stronger, pumping a blood more powerful than any he had ever known before throughout his body. Mental guards that were placed long ago gave way to something strong and powerful…something he had lost long ago. Secrets to a world he had never been allowed to imagine being a part of were unlocked. A dream he never remembered, became a memory he would never forget. A familiar voice whispered the secret of his life.

“Yes, everything of me that was in him…had to be…he must be free…”

“If he stays here, he will just…die along with us.”

“I have brought you my son.”

“I love you so much…so much. You might not always believe me…and in your future, I might not even know how much, but I love you. I love you and your father more than anything.”

Changmin’s eyes opened to an existence more vibrant than any he had ever known. He laid there not moving, just looking up at the bright morning sky, as the memory played back in his mind, and the mystery of his life was slowly unraveled.

His body that had been so weak earlier that even opening his eyes had been impossible, moved with complete ease. Changmin climbed gracefully to his feet and took in the world around him. A world bright with vivid colors; the grass and trees were greener than they had ever been before, the sunlight shone down on him with a warm yellow glow, and the birds flying in the distance were of exquisite colors.

The sound of flowing water tore him away from the amazing wonders of the colorful world he had awakened to. The water beckoned to him. He walked till he was standing at the water’s edge. He knelt down beside the water and stared at his reflection.

The Changmin he had been before was gone, and in his place was a beautiful person with white, silky hair that hung in long, loose, curls framing his face, a complexion creamy white and perfect, but the most startling change in his appearance was the eyes. They were crystal blue, the same color as the sea that he had been drifting away in, when his powerful blood awakened and called him back to life.

The bright color of his uniform stirred a painful memory. “Red,” he said aloud as he pulled his shirt up to see a smooth abdomen without even a blemish. Gone was the horrible wound that had worried…Kyuhyun. Kyuhyun the name brought with it a soaring painful ache. Kyuhyun had sacrificed himself for Changmin….sacrificed himself so Changmin could have this day… this bright, wonderful day.


Changmin let his uniform fall back in place as he heard the familiar voice of his father calling for him.


Changmin stood and turned toward the voice as his father came into view. Changmin watched as his astonished father came to a dead stop as he took in the vision of his son.

“Changmin,” Yunho repeated again, but this time in awe.

Changmin thought his father handsome and strong, but something was not right. Yunho moved closer, and Changmin took a fearful step backwards. The warmth that always encompassed Yunho was gone, and in its place stood an empty shell of a man.

“Changmin,” Yunho said softly and full of caution, as he watched his son step away from him like a skittish colt. “Changmin, it’s me, Yunho. Do you recognize me?”

Changmin’s mind worked differently now, it didn’t latch on to logic; it latched on to other instincts…older, more primitive instincts. “No.”

“Yes,” Yunho said as he carefully moved forward. “It’s me, Yunho.”

Changmin shook his head suddenly, unreasonably angry. “No, you’re not!”

Yunho stopped confused. “Yes, I am…you are going to be okay. Everything is going to be okay now.”

“No, you’re not real!” Changmin screamed with certainty at what he thought was a false Yunho. This was not his Yunho. This person standing in front of him did not feel like Yunho…he felt like nothing.

“Holy…Oh, my God…Thank God!” Ryeowook said, completely shocked as he, Junsu, and Sungmin approached. “There was a failsafe after all!”

“Failsafe?” Changmin asked, sparing Ryeowook with a quick glance, before returning his heated glare to the man claiming to be his father.

“Jae had hoped he had placed a failsafe…so if your life was ever in danger…” Ryeowook began to explain, but trailed off when his head erupted in pain.

Sungmin and Junsu both dropped to the ground beside him, holding their heads in agonizing pain. Ryeowook realized what was going on and tapped his insignia hailing the ship, “Get Jaejoong down here now and bea-” Ryeowook collapsed, unconscious, unable to finish.

Yunho watched as his crew members fell to the ground in horrible pain. Yunho turned back to Changmin, “Changmin, are you doing that? What did you do to them?”

“Who are you?” Changmin demanded, clenching his fists. “Where is Yunho?”

“I’m Yunho.”

“Liar! You are not!”

“I’m not lying to you. You just need to calm down,” Yunho tried to reason with his son calmly as he turned back to his crew. “You are hurting them…calm down.”

“You are not my father!”

Yunho turned back to his angry son. “Why do you keep saying that?”

“Because you have the necklace on, and he senses nothing from you. It doesn’t just block me…it blocks all Joongs,” Jaejoong, who had just materialized on the planet, explained with widened eyes as he took in the newly transformed Changmin. “You have always had a parent-child bond with Changmin. When he could sense nothing else…he sensed it.”

Yunho, realizing his mistake immediately, flung the necklace off. “I am sorry, Changmin…I wasn’t thinking.”

The anger in Changmin’s eyes vanished, replaced by relief and love. Changmin rushed toward Yunho, grabbing a hold of the other man and pulling him into a tight hug. “Yunho!”

“Yes,” Yunho said soothing his son, who had almost knocked him over with the power of his embrace.

A very shaky Jaejoong turned away from his lover and his son to look at the other three men collapsed on the ground. “Yunho, they have to get back to the ship now.”

Yunho pulled away from Changmin, and hit his insignia. “Yoochun, beam Junsu, Sungmin, and Ryeowook back to the ship now.”

“Captain, is everything okay?”

“No, yes… I don’t know. Changmin is alive…but different-”

“Dangerous,” Jaejoong said, interrupting as he watched the men on the ground being transported away.

Yunho looked at Jaejoong fearfully after hearing his description of their son. “The house up there,” Yunho pointed to the house in the distance. “Will they be safe up there?”

“That should be far enough away.” Jaejoong answered, studying Changmin closely. “As long a he is down here, and away from them.”

“Yoochun,” Yunho, who had not ended his connection with the commander, continued, “Kangin is up at the mansion…and the ambassador’s daughter is with him…we found her. She’s not…she very fragile. Send an away team to the house. I want them to collect as much information as they can on ZhouMi, and get that girl out of there. It appears that ZhouMi has Kyuhyun and Shindong. We have to find the warlord. Changmin…Changmin is a Joong now and he…I think he hurt Ryeowook, Junsu, and Sungmin with the power of his mind.”

Changmin dropped to his knees, pulling Yunho down with him. “I didn’t mean to hurt them,” Changmin said in a child-like voice. “I didn’t mean to.”

Yunho closed his connection to the ship and hugged Changmin tightly. “I know you didn’t.”

“Sulli…Sulli…tried to help me. She needs to go home…she needs to go home,” Changmin cried, still clinging to his father as emotions he was unaccustomed to flooded him.

“We all need to go home,” Yunho said, rubbing his son’s back, and trying to calm him. He had never seen Changmin behave in this way…not even in a remotely similar way, not even as a child. “Jaejoong, I would appreciate some input from you.”

At Yunho’s words Jaejoong moved closer to them. “He needs to put the necklace on.”

“Why,” Yunho asked telepathically.

“Because my control is going to slip, and you are going to end up with a brain damage if he doesn’t.”

“Good reason.”

“Changmin, I need you to wear something for me,” Yunho told his son.

“I am wearing red…red. Yunho, I am wearing red. I am wearing Kyuhyun’s red. Kyuhyun took my place. They just wanted the fat one and the one in blue….Kyuhyun took my place. Why would he? He took my place,” Changmin sobbed, shaking all over. “What if he dies?”

Jaejoong grabbed the necklace from the ground, and handed it to Yunho, trying to not to stare at Changmin, who was crying so openly. Jaejoong thought the man Changmin had been before would be completely mortified at his behavior now.

“He wanted us to save you,” Yunho told Changmin, holding up the necklace. “I have to put this on you.”

Changmin, who was easily distracted in his current mental state, stopped crying to look at the necklace. “I didn’t like jewelry before, and I didn’t favor the color pink, but it’s very pretty now. I think I like pink now. Can I hold it?”

“No,” Jaejoong said, kneeling down beside Yunho unsteadily. “Changmin, your mind is very dangerous right now…Yunho has to put the necklace on you…so you can’t get confused and take it off.”

Changmin focused on Jaejoong for the first time. “You lied to us.”

“I did,” Jaejoong agreed, reaching out one shaky arm to grasp Yunho’s shoulder to steady himself as knelt down beside them. “But I’m not lying now. You are going to hurt more people if you don’t put that necklace on. You have great mental powers now, but you don’t know how to control them. You hurt the others, and you weren’t even trying.”

“I didn’t mean to.”

Jaejoong nodded his head as he fought to keep Changmin’s unleashed power under control. “If you don’t put the necklace on…you…you might hurt Yunho.”

“I don’t want to hurt Yunho!” Changmin exclaimed, his eyes filling with tears again.

Yunho slipped the necklace on Changmin, and Jaejoong immediately fell into his bondmate, exhausted after the battle to keep Changmin’s mind under his control, and Yunho’s mind safe ended.

“Are you okay?” Yunho asked Jaejoong telepathically, not pulling away from his mate, who was leaning on him.

“I will be,” Jaejoong told him as he wrapped an arm around Yunho, reveling in the feel of Yunho. How long had it been since he had felt Yunho without the necklace’s interference?

“I didn’t mean to hurt them,” Changmin cried, wiping his face. “I don’t feel like me. The world is different now.”

“No, you are different…what you feel now is different. Everything is more enticing now…beautiful,” Jaejoong told him. “The necklace will help you…you won’t be flooded by the feelings of others.”

Changmin nodded his head then looked down at the necklace around his neck. “Is this why I couldn’t feel Yunho? Why I can’t feel him now? What is this? How does it work?”

Yunho smiled and patted Changmin’s arm. “Now there is that familiar curiosity I love.”

Changmin smiled back at him so openly, and so unlike his old self, that Yunho had to fight the urge to look away from the brightness of that smile.

“This necklace was made by the Joong race a long time ago. It’s creates a barrier, telepathic powers can not cross it. If I had it on, I couldn’t read anybody’s mind. I couldn’t even read Yunho’s mind,” Jaejoong explained.

Changmin looked suspiciously at Jaejoong, who was sitting with them, leaning against Yunho with his arm wrapped tightly around him, “Why did Yunho have it on?”

“Because he is very angry with me, and he wanted to punish me. He knows the best way to punish me is to keep us apart,” Jaejoong explained, causing Yunho’s mouth to drop open.


“It’s the truth.”

“Was it because you lied about me?” Changmin asked.

“Yes, it was. He was very angry to find out that you were my son.”

Changmin shook his head, knowing better. “No, he wouldn’t be angry because I’m your son; it was because you didn’t tell us.”

“I couldn’t tell you,” Jaejoong told him.

Changmin, who was still looking at the necklace that was around his neck, informed them, “I remember the dream…the memory.” Changmin then looked up at Jaejoong, “You sent me back in time to save my life.”

“Yes, I did,” Jaejoong replied, squeezing Yunho tighter as the memory of their doomed future resurfaced in his mind.

Changmin looked at Jaejoong curiously. “Why did you send me back to him, and not back to you?”

“I don’t know why…none of that has happened yet. I can only assume it was because he needed you so very much. You are so important to him…he loves you so much. I could never take you from him. Plus, you are vital to your whole ship…they all need you so badly. They would be lost without you,” Jaejoong answered. “My life before your father saved me…I would not have wanted that life for you.”

“What about your home planet?” Changmin asked, full of curiosity now.

Jaejoong smiled uneasily. “I left there a long time ago.”

“Can you go back?”


“Through a Guardian of Time?”


“Will you take me?”


Changmin’s eyes lit up with excitement. “The Guardian’s will listen to me now. I can travel-”

“No!” Yunho and Jaejoong both yelled at the same time.

“Why not?” Changmin said pouting, so openly that Yunho just stared at him at a loss. Changmin had never acted like this.

“This isn’t normal,” Yunho told Jaejoong telepathically.

“Everything has changed now; he might never be the same…but it is still him.”

“I know, but…”

“The shock of almost dying and of changing into the Joong form…it must have been so hard. It may get better…I just don’t know.”
Jaejoong told Yunho. Then he calmly answered Changmin, “There are many things you have to learn before you can travel through a Guardian of Time.”


“Because there would be huge ramifications throughout time if somebody changed the timeline accidently,” Jaejoong answered. “That’s why the Guardian of Time has to be so selective about who it lets journey through it.”

“It will like me. It gave you two a tour throughout your past lives, because you have a timeless love…which I thought was extremely illogical at the time, but now I’m glad. I am the product of timeless love, so I should be able to go anywhere I want.”

Yunho stood up, suddenly very wary of his son. “The only place we are going right now is back to the ship.”


“Because we have to go save Kyuhyun and Shindong,” Yunho explained as he pulled Jaejoong up to stand beside him.

“How are you going to save them?” Changmin asked, standing up with ease.

“I will do whatever I have to do,” Yunho told Changmin as he hit is insignia. “Commander, beam us up.”


Lieutenant Donghae had seen a lot of strange things during his service in Star Fleet, but nothing compared to the change in Changmin. Donghae watched as the once coolly, efficient Lieutenant Jung materialized in his new exquisitely beautiful body. The creamy pale skin, stunning blue eyes, and soft blonde hair took even Donghae’s breath away.

Yunho took Changmin by the hand and stepped off the transporter platform with him. “Changmin, you need to go to sickbay with Jaejoong.”

“Why do I have to take him to sickbay?” Jaejoong exclaimed so loud mentally that Yunho’s head rung.

“Because I have to go to the bridge and find out what is going on.”

“I can go to bridge for you, and you can take Changmin to sickbay. He would be more comfortable with you.”

“You can take him to sickbay…he has a lot of questions and I can’t answer them.”

“Yunho, I’d rather you take him.”

“Jaejoong, I have been taking care of him since I was four years old, it’s about time you did something for him.”

“Yunho…he needs you! I am not trying to avoid him. I am simply thinking of his preference!”

“Well maybe it is time he learns to need you, too!”

Changmin watched as his parents stared at each other as they telepathically battled it out. “Why don’t you fight verbally? So we all can hear you?” he asked as he grabbed the necklace and started to lift it. “If I take this necklace off, can I hear you fighting?”

“No, don’t! That will hurt,” Jaejoong warned quickly as he reached up and pulled Changmin’s hand away from the necklace.

“We are not fighting…we are just communicating,” Yunho said, letting go of Changmin’s other arm.

Jaejoong sighed, displeased, and grabbed Changmin’s hand. “Yunho is bossing me around…thinking the worse of me. While he completely ignores how awful he has been treating me, and the affect it is having on me.”

“Not now!”

“Have you even looked at me? That damn necklace may be off, but you are still keeping your distance from me. I look like hell.”

“Jaejoong, I can’t just forgive instantly…I just can’t. No matter how much you want me to. I said give me time…just give me time. Now, please, get him to sickbay. I have a ship to run, and people to rescue.”

Jaejoong looked away from Yunho, and pulled Changmin toward the exit. “Let’s go to sickbay, Changmin. Maybe if we are lucky, they will sedate you.”

“Jaejoong!” Yunho said completely outraged by what Jaejoong said. “Sedate him?”

“What? He needs to sleep. You always think the worst of me now, and you are starting to piss me off,” Jaejoong replied defensively to Yunho privately. He then turned to Changmin and explained aloud to him as they exited the room. “You’ve had a very rough day; you need to rest.”

“I got shot,” Changmin told Jaejoong as he allowed himself to be led down the corridor by the other man.

“I know.”


“So, we have no idea where Kyuhyun and Shindong are,” Yunho asked the men around him at the conference table. Yunho felt mentally exhausted, as the adrenaline he had been running off of for days left him.

Yoochun shook his head. “No, from what we were able to gather from ZhouMi’s correspondences with Egglemen. He realized you and Jaejoong had escaped, and he went into hiding immediately after picking up Kyuhyun and Shindong from Belara.”

“There are dozens of planets he could be hiding on,” Donghae pointed out sadly.

Yunho knelt forward resting his elbows against the table and covered his face with his hands. “Not to mention a whole galaxy to hide in…he knows this galaxy much better than we do.”

“He’s a like a rat,” Yong, who had been very helpful providing whatever information he could, pointed out.

“We would have to get tossed into a galaxy ran by warlords,” Yesung grumbled from his seat beside Yunho. “There is no organization at all…no governing body.”

Yunho pulled his hands away from his face and looked at Yong. “Yong, you said that not everybody who works for ZhouMi does so willing.”

“Hell no, they don’t,” Yong quickly answered.

Yunho sat up straighter in his chair. “So I assume some of these worlds he rules…he rules by force or fear.”

“Most of them,” Yong answered.

“Isn’t there a rebellion? Isn’t there anybody in this galaxy that attempts to fight these warlords?” Yunho asked.

“Rebellions never last long. The three warlords always team up to smash any rebels.” Yong told him.

Yunho eyed Yong suspiciously. “Do you know any current rebels?”

“I might have heard of some, but I never joined them. I value breath-”

“Yes, I know you value breathing too much,” Yunho finished for him. “But if I needed to talk to some rebels, could you make it happen?”

Yong grinned at Yunho. “I could.”

“Good,” Yunho said grinning back at him.

“We are going to join the rebellion?” Yesung asked, confused.

Yoochun smiled, sensing Yunho’s plan. “No, we are going to smoke out a rat.”


Yunho left the briefing and immediately headed for sickbay. He had telepathically communicated with Jaejoong during the meeting, and Jaejoong had vaguely told him everything was under control. Jaejoong had refused to go into details, still sulking because Yunho had dared to be upset with him for longer than five minutes.

Yunho would have loved to know how he was not supposed to be upset with his mate. They shared a child, and the Joong had never seen fit to tell him. Yunho’s mind might be able to understand Jaejoong’s reasoning for not telling him, but his heart didn’t care. His heart hurt.

He loved Jaejoong, deeply and absolutely, and he had been led to believe that he would someday betray that love and have a son with another. Jaejoong had always assured him there were many ways to conceive a child, and Yunho would not be betraying him…but still Yunho had felt it was wrong. How comforting it would have been to know that Changmin was a product of their love.

And then there was Changmin, and the change in him was mindboggling to say the least. In the place of his strictly logical son was this beautiful, childlike person. Yunho was grateful that Changmin appeared perfectly healthy, but Yunho was extremely worried about his mentality. Even as a young child Changmin had never been so…open.

And then there was Kyuhyun…Kyuhyun, who had sacrificed himself for Changmin. That his first officer was in the hands of that demented warlord made Yunho physically ill. He was also worried for Shindong, who had proven to be quite an asset to the ship. Also how were Junsu, Ryeowook, and Sungmin really doing? They had been unconscious when Yoochun beamed them back to the ship.

And then there was the ambassadors’ poor daughter; he could not even begin to imagine the horrors that poor young girl had endured. Then he thought of Lieutenant Choi still out there at the mercy of somebody, and it made his blood boil. Was she really with Hangeng? Had Hyun Joong actually had Kyuhyun tell him the truth in that message? Why had Hyun Joong provided them with so much correct information?

These thoughts and a hundred others concerning his ship filled Yunho’s mind, exhausting him. Yunho fought against the desire to grab Jaejoong and just fall asleep in his lover’s arms. The desire to do so was overwhelming, but he could not allow himself to do such a thing. He could not give in so easily. He had been lied to…repeatedly, and his mind had been tampered with repeatedly. He could not forget that, no matter how much he loved and needed Jaejoong.

“What happened to him?” Yunho heard Eunhyuk ask in a voice filled with wonderment, when he walked into the sickbay waiting room.

Siwon, who was standing beside Eunhyuk, explained to the other man, “It was like something just clicked inside of him. One minute he was acting like he always did, and then he saw her, and everything changed.”

Before Yunho could ask what was going on, Heechul stepped into the room, and told the two men, “You can see them now. They are sleeping, and I want them to stay that way. I expect them to make a full recovery, but with serious brain injuries, I always prefer to closely monitor my patients overnight.”

Yunho stood very still…did he dare to hope? He watched as Eunhyuk and Siwon hurried away, and Heechul turned to look at him. “You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”

Yunho gasped. “I think I have.”

“No, you haven’t,” Heechul told him with a grin. “I, on the other hand, return to awareness to find this ship in utter madness. Three massive intracranial bleeds…three? And one of them was your acting Chief Medical Officer? There is absolutely no medical staff at my disposal, and I remind you….there were three massive intracranial bleeds. My brilliance was never exaggerated, but even I admit to being challenged by the circumstances. Oh, and let’s not forget the poor child. Her body scan reads like a roadmap of absolute torture. I shall fix her body perfectly, but that poor wounded psyche may never heal completely.”

Yunho couldn’t stand it anymore, so he grabbed the other man and hugged him as tightly as he could. “Thank you, God.”

“No, not God…just Dr. Kim Heechul,” Heechul told Yunho as he allowed himself to be embraced by the emotional captain. “Oh, and I see the life long question of where did Changmin come from is finally answered. Joong physiology fascinates me. It is inconceivable that Changmin was able to appear completely human for so long, and yet his Joong half was laying dormant ‘til his near death experience spurred it into action. Incredible.”

Yunho hugged him tighter; suddenly feeling like everything was going to be alright. It had been months…half a year since he had last seen a glimpse of the brilliant man that had been Kim Heechul. “I might never let you go.”

Heechul pulled away from Yunho. “As flattered as I am, I have patients, and you are already taken. I would prefer if you kept it purely professional between us, since your current mate is quite formidable.”

Yunho laughed. “I will try my best.”

“That’s all anyone can ask,” Heechul said as he scrutinized Yunho. “I might not be here very long, so there are some things I need to quickly tell you.”

Yunho frowned at the thought of losing Heechul again. “Maybe you-”

“That I will remain in this lucid state is highly unlikely. My brain is far too damaged,” Heechul said, interrupting the captain. “So, here is what I have to say to you. It’s not fair that at your age you have been forced to assume the responsibility of a starship, but we both know life is rarely fair.”

“You are fully capable of handing it…perhaps you were even born to handle it, but don’t get in your own way. Be wary of your pride and your stubbornness. You must also be careful with those you love. You let Yoochun get away with too much, and we both know how important your reign on him is. You have never demanded enough of Kangin. You are too dependent on Changmin’s intelligence. Your mate has amazing telepathic gifts. Do not shun those gifts…they might just save us all.”

“Also, sickbay can not be run by one doctor and a lunatic,” Heechul continued. “You need to get Dr. Cho some dependable help. And most importantly, shore leave was invented for a reason. Get these boys off this ship, or open the holodecks. Let them feel the ground under their feet and sunlight on their faces.”

Yunho nodded his head, wishing that Heechul could stay like this forever. Heechul was his friend, but he never let friendship get in the way of the truth. Yunho needed him…needed his wisdom. “Anything else?”

“More than I have time to say; I have to go check on my patients,” Heechul told him as he turned to leave the room.

Yunho followed Heechul from the room and into the main medical section of sickbay. On three beds he saw Ryeowook, Sungmin, and Junsu sleeping. Eunhyuk stood between Sungmin and Junsu’s bed looking terribly relived as he watched his two resting friends. Siwon stood between Ryeowook and Sungmin’s bed, his focus divided between the two of them.

Heechul headed for the private room where Sulli was placed, and Yunho walked up to a sleeping Ryeowook’s bedside. Yunho stared down guiltily at Ryeowook. He had never expected to not find Kyuhyun on the planet. Yunho knew that Ryeowook would be relieved for Changmin, but heartbroken that Kyuhyun was lost to him once again.

“He will be very worried for the commander when he awakens,” Siwon said to the captain.

Yunho nodded his head. “Yes, we all are worried…but of course he will feel it the most.”

“No doubt he will also feel proud of the sacrifice the commander made.”

Yunho smiled weakly. “It will be of small consequence ‘til Kyuhyun is returned to him. Those two…nothing can ever come easily for them.”

“Their love comes easy,” Siwon couldn’t help but saying. For a year he had watched Ryeowook pine for Kyuhyun. He had known the doctor’s love for the commander was immense, but not ‘til he had met the commander did he see that it was fully returned. The commander may have done things to anger the doctor, but the love between them was easily felt by all.

Yunho looked up at Siwon with determined eyes. “You are correct, of course…it bends, but it never breaks. I will find Kyuhyun for him…for all of us,” Yunho vowed, with absolute conviction.

Siwon smiled at Yunho…seeing the man…the man that was born to lead who Sungmin had spoken of. “I have no doubt you will.”

Yunho glanced back down at Ryeowook before heading to the private room that held Changmin.

He walked into the room to find Changmin sleeping, and Jaejoong sitting in the chair at their son’s bedside, looking exhausted. Yunho was not oblivious to the affect his anger and distance was having on Jaejoong. The bond was rewarding, but it was also demanding, and if he allowed it…it would have had the same affect on him, but as the captain, he had to fight against it. He had a ship to run, and people to rescue.

“Did they really have him sedated?” Yunho asked Jaejoong when the other man looked up at him from the chair.

“No, Heechul threatened to when Changmin refused to get on the bed to be scanned, but in the end, Heechul easily handled him.”

Yunho snorted softly. “Heechul easily handles everybody.”

“Once Changmin was on the bed, it wasn’t long before he was sound asleep.”

Yunho looked down at the sleeping Changmin as he telepathically communicated with Jaejoong to keep from waking his son. “What is this child-parent bond you spoke of earlier?”

Jaejoong, whose eyes were glued to Yunho, answered, “A baby Joong bonds with its parents…it starts bonding with its birth parent while still in the womb. The birth parent becomes so consumed…overwhelmed by the bond it shares with its child that they eventually become telepathically blind to almost everybody else.”


“No, not forever.”

“But you said I was bonded with Changmin…I’m not the birth parent.”

Jaejoong smiled at Yunho, who had looked away from Changmin to eye his mate. “Oh, I am perfectly aware of that. Your bond with Changmin will also start to form while he is still in the womb, because he will be aware of our bond. The nonbirth-parent’s bond is never as strong as the birth-parent’s bond at first, but it grows stronger as the child grows older.”

Yunho looked back down at Changmin as things became clear to him. “Changmin has always needed me…it’s like I anchored him. He’s always been so awkward with others, especially when he was a child, but never with me. He doesn’t like to be touched, but yet my touch has always had a calming affect on him.”

Jaejoong nodded his head in agreement. “You are right…that is the bond working. I am afraid whatever awkwardness that Changmin has…it was due to me breaking the child/birth-parent bond with him when I sent him back in time.”

“You broke it?”

“Yes, at first I thought I had only suppressed it, but it appears broken. I must have had to break it in order to submerge all his Joong abilities. If I hadn’t…when he retained his Joong abilities…he would have loved me. The bond we had…it was destroyed.”

“So I was right…you don’t feel anything for him.”

“I have no Joong bond with him, but to say I feel nothing is wrong. I might not feel anything as intensively as I would have if the bond was intact, but like I said before…just knowing he is ours…means something to me. I feel something for him, something deep down that can’t be ignored.”

Yunho let his eyes drift to Jaejoong all curled up in the chair, looking strangely human and delicate. He would never have described his mate as delicate normally…he was beautiful, but he was strong. The dark circles under his eyes, and the shallowness of his cheeks made him appear totally breakable…as if he was breaking even now.

“Pity?” Jaejoong asked sharply as he sensed Yunho’s feelings.

Changmin stirred in bed, but he his eyes did not open, and Yunho stepped around the bed toward Jaejoong shaking his head, “No, just worry,” Yunho answered softly, moving closer to his lover.

“Worry for me? I’m touched,” Jaejoong replied, unable to hide his bitterness, as he looked up at the man who stood directly in front of him in the chair now.

Yunho frowned and reached down and took Jaejoong’s arm, pulling him up from the chair. Jaejoong stared at his lover, confused, not daring to read the other man’s mind, when Yunho took his place in the chair. “Am I being dismissed? Are you going to stay with him…do you want me to leave?” Jaejoong asked at a lost.

“No,” Yunho said mentally as he pulled Jaejoong down to his lap. “Let’s just rest for a little while. It will be another couple of hours before we reach the rebels’ installation. There isn’t anything we can do for Kyuhyun ‘til then.”

“You did feel pity, but at this point I don’t even care.” Jaejoong wrapped his arms around Yunho’s neck and rested his head against Yunho’s shoulder. “I don’t even care.”

Yunho closed his eyes and wrapped an arm around Jaejoong’s waist. “Not pity…just worry. I know how you feel…I feel it too, but I can’t let myself be controlled by the bond; too many people rely on me.”

“You don’t feel what I feel…you didn’t feel what I felt. The necklace didn’t affect you like it did me. It was made to protect people like you, and punish people like me,” Jaejoong explained, closing his own tired eyes.

“Just sleep.”

“You are still so angry with me…I can feel it,” Jaejoong told him mentally, fighting the urge to just cry. He hated how weak he felt. The bond was back, and he was in Yunho’s arms…but still he felt so weak. Where had all his strength gone? Yunho’s anger drowned out any good he should have been feeling.

“I am a lot of things right now,” Yunho whispered to him as he rested his head against Jaejoong’s. “You can’t only focus on the anger…it’s not the strongest, nor the most important. I am angry with you, but I am also so relieved.”


“Yes, relieved…relieved that he is alright and that he is ours. Changmin was right; I am angry at you for not telling me, not because you are his parent, too. I wouldn’t want him to be anybody else’s…I would never want to share him with anybody else.”

Jaejoong’s eyes opened, and they fell on the younger man resting in the bed. He now gave in to the urge to cry, and he let the tears fall from his eyes freely. His reached out and squeezed Yunho’s arm that was wrapped around him, and he did feel Yunho’s relief. Why he had only felt the anger before, he did not know. He closed his eyes and followed Yunho off to sleep, rejoicing in the relief the other man felt at knowing his beloved child was the product of their love.

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LOL. I nab the first spot, then take 2 days to get back to it. sorry :D

A whole lot happened in this chapter. I'm glad, especially after how short the last update was. Thanks.

So Changmin has finally taken on a Joong form. I have a couple of questions. When Changmin hurt Junsu, Ryeowook and Sungmin with his mind accidentally, was he trying to hurt Yunho cuz he thought he was an impostor? Also, how did Jae get down there. Did he decide to come help Yunho on the planet or did he get Ryeowook's message or did he somehow sense the change in Changmin?

Changmin's mood swings are so wild, but he recovers pretty quick. LOL at how Joong Changmin already wants to use his connections to travel through time, Lieutenant Jung would be appalled at such preferential treatment. Also, didn't Yunho already forbid him once before on an earlier adventure from going anywhere near a Guardian? And Jaejoong appeared to have answered his own question as to why he sent Changmin back to Yunho and not himself.

I thought Joongs are immune to medications and poisons? Wouldn't sedatives be useless on Changmin now?

Awwww, the Yunjae moment at the end gave me warm fuzzies. Although I do want the parent-child bond reestablished between Changmin and Jaejoong.

Looking forward to Adventure Eight! I swear, your fanfic is like crack to me. I can't get enough. lol. Thanks again!
Love you for updating my No1 fav fanfic.. This is the last
chapter.. I'm going to miss it...

Waiting to read ANY of your new fics ... I just love your writing..
I will read this chapter now but I just wanted to thank you for this
great story.. and series of stories..

I will comment again after I read this
Your number one......I'm touched.:)

I have been slow about writing and getting the already written parts out. I hope things speed up in April.

Thank you for commenting!
It's been so long~!! Sorry for my disappearance. I shall comment properly on this whole adventure once I get back from class ;) SPOT?
just too many things happened in this adventure! my head was spinning and my thoughts was spreading to all directions. but i absolutely love it! to me this is the rare fic that feels almost like new no matter how many times I reread it. everything is just so twisted yet all of them makes sense in the end. It's just awesome~

changmin has transformed!! omg, i know at some point he'll change into his beautiful joong form, but I'd never imagined him to behave that way.. he's like a total opposite of what he once was. but then again, he might've always been like that if he wasn't sent back in time and jaejoong hadn't broken his bond with changmin and suppressed changmin's joong abilities.. poor child.. i miss the 'human' changmin already.. :(

then there's an absolute lot of things happened around yunjae, its like an emotional roller-coaster. i think because jae is a joong, the impact of the bond-block was much worse on him. he understands more, he's grown up to these facts that it has become the biggest part of him. whereas yunho has only known the power of the bond only since six months ago.. i feel bad for the both of them. mostly i feel bad for jae. he really did try his best, just that he was too scared for anything that involved his yunho n changmin.. i guess he's been fragile since the beginning. and yunho should just give in to the power of the bond. if anything, shouldn't it make him stronger?

i wonder what'll happen to those three that got mentally hurt by changmin. if they really end up with a brain damage... gosh this will make things much more complicated. with yunho already having a handfull of things on his mind... i hope everything will be alright.

btw, it is such a pity that jaejoong had to break the child/birthparent bond with changmin. the bond sounded so powerful, and for it to be lost just like that.. T_T sigh. i wish they'd have a better future ahead of them..

i can't wait for the next adventure to be up! and i hope by then i'll have more time to drop a comment on each update because you so really deserve them! :D thanks again for coming up with such an intriguing and awesome story. ;) just so you know, i'll be stalking you forever (if you don't mind) :p
Yes, it was longer...I felt bad for six being so short, but I didn't want Changmin's transformation to take place in part 6.

Water is very powerful.

No, there really wasn't a reason for Heechul's transformation...that I can say. He's always been in there, and something about hurt Sulli just made him emerge.

Thank you for this comment. I really do love all comments.

can I Take spot first? I'm On my way to my office o.o and when I opened Your LJ I SEE YOUR UPDATE! Dear, You don't know how I'm waiting this! Okeh, I'll be back as soon!


Okeh I'm Back!

Well, it's beautiful. Really, Changmin now it's a Joong! A pure Joong! Unbond joong! I realize it when you said that the secret revealed.
I know changmin is Joong.

And now, I curious about shindong and Kyuhyun. what about them? are they alrite?

Kyuhyun is so Nice, I'm touched, he let changmin wears his uniform and Let zhoumi take his.

Even he know he can be dead!

Heechul is so genius! And I would love to see Leeteuk back not crazy.

I realize something, even Yun and Jae is angry, they still timeless love, nomatter how far they seperate, they will back again.

Yun need Jae and Jae need yun. Jae Broke bond with changmin just for changmin can be with yunho?

I think Jae send changmin to yunho because he knows, changmin will never be save if he send changmin with him.

He Think too much, He's genius there.

I'm curious about yunho in the future. You just give clue that they're dyin, not death.

And I know when bond die or his mate dies, they both will dies.

What happen in the future? Will you explain it?
Okeh, another waiting time. Tq for update! :)

Edited at 2012-02-28 04:44 pm (UTC)
Changmin isn't a pure Joong though, he is only a hybrid...he is going to be different than Jaejoong in ways.

Adventure Eight will have lots of Kyuhyun, so his fate will be known.

Changmin is going to have lots of questions for Jaejoong, and I hope by the end of his/readers questions will be answered.

Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

Please tell me there are more adventures after this?
I can't believe Jae broke the bond completely. So Changmin and him will never have what Yunho and Changmin have? They won't be as close? The end killed me. Your story lately has me in tears.
Finally *sobs* omagah this part is a nice conclusion. Changmin's revival and yunjae (half) get back together again omagah my heart is overwhelmed with happiness right now. Although I still need kyuhyun to complete the picture. This, by far, I think the sweetest part you've ever written in expectations just because the relief comes bit by bit which creates the nice ending. You never fail to amaze me, do you :) I'm so so glad upon yunjae's last scene. That was beau. Thank you so much for updating ♥
I am so glad you liked the last scene so much. I haven't forgotten Kyuhyun...more with him his coming.

Thank you so much for commenting!
dude changminnie is kinda scaring me a little. and i wish chullie would stay sane.

keep up the amazing work ^^
i logged in and your post was the 1st i seen. YEAY!!
oh, i am glad that Min, SUlli n others are back n ok. but i dont know why, i just feel sad for Jae. his n yunho's relationship have changed. and i still angry at Yunho, that eventho i understand he felt betrayed, but still he need to realize that in his angry state he also have hurt Jae, and i just hope Jae will soon back to his self. kinda sad seeing him broken like that.
and oh, i really wanna know what will happen to Min when Jae conceive him, lol.
Wow! that was one hell of an adventure. Changmin's saved, heechul's sane even if thats temporary. I am looking forward to this new changmin's characterization. It will b interesting to see his interactions with yunjae n crew members. I hav a feeling changmin will play an important part in bringing down Zhoumi....just a feeling.
And finally jae's back in yun's arms. What more can I ask for. Now if kyunhun n shingdong's saved, everything will b alright.
But then their doomed future is always looming ahead. I will believe in their timeless love n pray they always find each other
I hope the new Changmin is interesting!

The next adventure will show what happened/happens to Kyu and Shindong.

Thank you so much for commenting!
omg innocent child like joong changmin is soooooo cute....:)
will he stay that way for the rest of his joong life?
So glad that things are working out for them, still sad about the circumstances that leads to Min being sent back in time to Yunho though!!!

Hope that Kyu and Shindong are still okay!!! Can't wait for next wonderful update!! Love this fic sooooooooooooooo much!!!

Love ya Lots and Lots BB!!!

*Huge tray of Yunjae goodies with Yoosu cookies on the side!!*
This adventure ended like this with a gate of zillions possibilities of continuations.... .>_<

I never thought I could love your Changmin (in every fic of yours) evenmore but its seems I'm wrong. THis half joong changmin now is very very very lovable. :p. I cant help but to love and care and exasperated to him on the same time. He's childlike yet stil a genius personality is like a sword with two points, I really hope he wont get into trouble or fall to the bad guys coz he's a very open book and like a white canvas now.

And DR.Kim Heechul, wae so HOT???!!?!? For this heechul i realy am speechelss and cant conjure a proper sentence of a comment or review >_<

c u on the next adventure!!!!

Things I have decided about this chapter: I still don't like jaejoong. Changmin as a joong will be sweet, Ryeowook got a cope out from it all by getting knocked out, Heechul in his right mind is as epic as I thought. Did I mention I don't like Jae? (lol) Ryeowook is still in my bad books, but I want to see Kyuhyun come back. Jaejoong gets too many passes and forgiveness for his actions. Makes me so mad, and Ryeowook gets the same. >< No more!