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dipoleexperiment ([personal profile] dipoleexperiment) wrote2013-06-05 01:23 pm

FIC: Gone Her Hopes of Getting Tired [RPFS, Alice/Ara]

Title: Gone Her Hopes of Getting Tired
Fandom: RPFS, K-Pop, Hello Venus
Pairing: Alice/Ara
Rating: PG-13
Notes: for the female character trope fest. prompt was marriage of convenience.
AO3




"I need your help."

"Well hello to you too, princess." Alice doesn't look up from her book, she's far too accustomed to Ara bursting into her room by now.

Ara bristles at the nickname and kneels beside Alice on the bed, pulls the book away from her so she's forced to look at her properly. "I'm serious."

"So am I, hello."

"Remember how I was supposed to renew my work visa?"

Alice stares blankly back at her, suspicious of where this was going. Usually it's Ara that's suspicious of anything Alice has to say or do so that makes this twice as bad.

"Since I'm only a volunteer, it doesn't actually qualify as work. And since I'm not working..." Ara wrings her hands. She's nervous, she's never nervous, at least not outwardly so. She never shows weakness and this freaks Alice out a little.

"Then go back to school. Get a student visa! Jesus," Alice says glibly and reaches for her book. It's much easier to go on the offensive.

Ara slaps the book away. "Would you willingly go back to school?"

"I'm not the one who has to worry about getting deported."

"Alice." Ara sounds so serious and worried and it's just not okay. Ara always has a plan, always thinks of solutions and workarounds. She's Alice's rock of stability even if she'd never tell it to her face.

"What do you want me to do? I can't magically whip up a visa for you."

"Let's get married."

* * *

Alice paces around the room, occasionally glancing over at Ara who suddenly decided to find her center and become a picture of calm and zen. "You're insane," she says, "and you know it's bad when I'm the one telling you that."

"We're already living together."

"Do you have any idea how incredibly illegal your plan is?" Not that Alice is a stranger to being on the wrong side of the law, but she's pretty sure that what Ara is suggesting is at least a felony.

"It'll be easy to work the system, people get away with this kind of thing all the time."

"Are you even listening to yourself?"

"I wouldn't be asking if I thought there was another option," Ara says quietly.

Alice drops down on a chair and sighs heavily. The things she does for her friends sometimes. "Okay," she says with a longer, more insufferable sigh, "let's get married. You're taking my last name though."

* * *

Ara doesn't take her last name, she keeps her own. Alice, of course, refuses to give up hers as well, if only to be difficult and get a rise out of Ara.

They end up hyphenating the two and Alice at least gets first billing. Ara can claim that going alphabetical was the plan all along all she wants, Alice is going to win in this marriage one way or another.

The plan has to be kept under wraps as best as possible even if they trust all their friends. Things always have a way of getting out and turning into a mess so it's better to avoid it altogether. They tell Nara because they need a witness and drag her with them to the courthouse.

The papers get signed, they slip the cheap gold bands on each other's fingers, and Nara sneaks as many pictures of them as she can before Alice starts chasing her.

It's all terribly romantic as far as weddings go.

* * *

"So, you're married."

Okay, so, maybe Nara isn't the only person they tell.

They're friends with all the same people, it'd be weird to not tell them.

"It'll only be for a little while. Once everything is official, we can get divorced." Ara says it like she's discussing the most mundane thing in the world.

"Don't contribute to the statistic of half of all marriages ending in divorce," Yoonjo pouts at them. "I believe in you guys."

"This isn't a real marriage." Alice can't believe she has to even say that.

"Really? Because you guys are living together," Lime says from beside Yoonjo.

"We were already living together, dumbass."

"Right," Lime draws the word out and nudges Yoonjo, "isn't that how all marriages start?"

The conversation doesn't go much further once Alice throws a pillow at Lime's head and they get into it on the living floor in a mess of limbs and pulled punches.

* * *

For the most part things between them don't really change, not really. They still do their own things and go about their daily routines like it's any other day, except when Alice looks down at her keyboard at work and sees the ring shining dully on her finger, she's reminded that she's married. Married to Ara.

It does and doesn't freak her out and Alice finds herself being okay with it.

* * *

Alice starts becoming more paranoid which does nothing to help a mind that's used to copious amounts of caffeine.

Ara tells her the government has better things to do than to send secret agents out to monitor them and check in on the legitimacy of their marriage. But really, what the hell does Ara know? If she knew so much she wouldn't have had to resort to this phony marriage in the first place.

It starts out small but Alice becomes more hands on with Ara in public. She walks a little closer to her, brushes her hand against hers too often for it to be a cute coincidence, becomes nicer with the pet names all the while telling Ara that someone could be watching.

Ara doesn't say anything when Alice keeps it up even when it's just the two of them alone in their apartment.

* * *

"Did you pick up my dry cleaning?"

"Yeah, it was on my way. Figured I'd save you a trip," Ara says from under a mountain of blankets on the couch.

"Oh, thanks." Alice drops her things on the table and awkwardly fidgets to herself, unsure of whether or not she should join Ara on the couch or retreat to her room.

Ara makes the decision for her when she shifts over and pats the space next to her on the couch.

They watch a movie and the feeling of being snuggled against Ara is the exact kind of domesticity that Alice thinks all marriages are like. It's not exactly terrible and she thinks she could probably even get used to it.

* * *

It's still not terrible when Alice wakes in the morning and finds herself draped over Ara's warm body. She's so warm even though most of the blankets got kicked off the couch during the night. She tells herself that it's the remaining blankets making her burn and not the heat radiating from Ara.

Alice slowly pulls her arm back and tries to peel herself off Ara as best she can without waking her.

"Go back to sleep," Ara murmurs and Alice nearly has a heart attack.

Ara turns in her arms and buries her face into her neck. She didn't think it was possible but Ara's even warmer from this angle.

She doesn't fall back asleep, not for lack of trying.

* * *

On their one month anniversary, they go out to dinner, just the two of them. It's not like Alice had been keeping track or even planned the thing, it just kind of happens. They go out to a normal dinner and it's doesn't even feel like they're fake married.

It's... nice. It's nice and Alice leaves it at that.

* * *

Except it doesn't stay at that, because Alice's life is cursed and everything has to be complicated.

For the most part, she blames Ara; Alice is just along for the ride after all.

* * *

"Where are my keys?" Ara asks, ruffling through the pile on the kitchen table.

"How am I supposed to know, they're your keys."

"Because you're always messing with my stuff," Ara says in a huff.

"Yeah, well, it's your own fault for being so forgetful," Alice says and bumps Ara's hips with her own as she walks by her.

Ara grabs her by the shoulders before she can get by and pins her against the wall. "Don't talk to me about forgetful. You forgot our anniversary."

"What?" Alice isn't sure what she's more thrown off by, how fast Ara pinned her against the wall or how close she was standing.

"You forgot our anniversary," Ara repeats, moving closer with each word.

Alice doesn't know what hits her worse: feeling offended that Ara thought she forgot even though she clearly didn't or feeling like it's somehow her fault for how hurt Ara is looking at her.

There are things she wants to say, like how she didn't forget or they're not actually married, but it all gets lost in her throat as soon as Ara closes the distance between them and kisses her.

Ara's hold on her loosens and Alice can feel her start to pull back from the kiss, probably ready with an excuse about how she didn't mean it or it was an accident. Alice grips her face and holds her in place, kisses back like she means it because this—them—isn't an accident.

She flips them until Ara's the one pinned against the wall, pushes when Ara pulls, licks her way into Ara's mouth and memorizes the way it feels to breathe in someone.

* * *

There's a fruit basket outside their door the next morning with a note from the next door neighbors.

"Congratulations on finally consummating your marriage."


[personal profile] ex_sparksfly744 2013-06-08 02:17 am (UTC)(link)
i don't even know (or care about) hello venus, but the summary sounded interesting so i read it :D

as expected, since you wrote it, it's awesome! i really enjoyed it, the sense of easy domesticity that develops between them because of the 'fake' marriage and how the falseness dissipates day by day until they're actually together and not just married. it's not a long fic at all, but you manage to get across a lot.

"Congratulations on finally consummating your marriage." LOLOLOLOLOL A++ line.

it felt a bit awkward reading this because my name is Alice though :P

[identity profile] rules1through8.livejournal.com 2013-06-09 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
stapppppppp <3

i appreciate you taking the time to read things about groups you don't give a hoot about because you're a RAY OF SUNSHINE. :D

also, lol, this must have felt like reading a self insert to you. lolllll

[personal profile] ex_sparksfly744 2013-06-09 07:05 am (UTC)(link)
what can i say - people have to get out sunglasses around me ;)))

haha jkjk, it's just because your writing is so good!

sometimes i wonder what it must feel like to know that people ship you and your best friend. i mean, not just ship, but actually write (and/or draw) you being in love with your friend of the same gender, and...doing things.

i remember reading this absolutely brilliant taeny fic where someone commented "people are saying that you're actually fany, so if you are, hi miyoung!". and i'm just like O_O ...why would Tiffany write a fanfiction about herself? i hope that although she goes on Soshified, she doesn't go on the Fanfiction section :P

[identity profile] rules1through8.livejournal.com 2013-06-09 07:59 am (UTC)(link)
i'm wearing sunglasses right now because your delightfulness is emitting through my monitor and blinding me tbh

i bet they felt super awkward at first but then laughed it off? at least i hope so because if they can't see the funny side then it must be all kinds of terrible when insane shippers shove that stuff in their faces at meets/concerts/online/etc

i'm sure she's aware of the fic but iirc, the fic section is hidden from her whenever she's logged on to her account lol. p.s. i bet the taeny fic you're referring to is endless season. p.p.s. you would be into taeny

[personal profile] ex_sparksfly744 2013-06-09 08:43 am (UTC)(link)
yeah, and then they have to do fanservice and stuff...i think that it's already weird for girls, but at least girls are more inclined to be naturally touchy and affectionate. with guys though - i love the skinship but it must've been hard on the poor things.

really? :O soshified mods are smart, hehe. i remember seeing screenshots of fany's conversation with fans when she logged on and how some of them were literally going 'say hi to jessica for us, jeti forever!' at her, and she was just all smiles.

p.s. whoa you're good xD endless season is so amazing. i really wish it would be updated soon. p.p.s. why do you say that? :O actually endless season is one of the few taeny fics i've read. and the only one i remember really liking. i like taeny, but jeti is my OTP ♥♥

p.p.p.s. going to bed now; it's almost 5 (i'm so terrible). ttyt, funky starfish!
Edited 2013-06-09 08:45 (UTC)

[identity profile] 921227.livejournal.com 2013-06-12 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
How come I haven't read this already?
This is great, Ara/Alice is seriously my fave HV otp. Just look at their cuteness!

Image

[identity profile] rules1through8.livejournal.com 2013-06-12 08:19 am (UTC)(link)
ikr? they're so effin adorable and are such a cliche i love it.

thanks for reading!

[identity profile] g-odalisque13.livejournal.com 2013-06-13 11:56 am (UTC)(link)
this was so cute!
there needs to be more hello venus fic b/c they are ridiculous.
and lime and yoonjo are their neighbors in my mind XD

[identity profile] rules1through8.livejournal.com 2013-06-13 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
thank you!

the lack of hv fic is quite depressing because they seriously give us so much to work with and no one cares :(

[identity profile] staygame.livejournal.com 2013-06-13 03:51 pm (UTC)(link)
omg i haven't even read this yet but this was my prompt and i love your stuff so i am excited ;A; will edit this later sry /o\

[identity profile] rules1through8.livejournal.com 2013-06-13 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
omg no stop i love YOUR stuff so you showing up in here rn is tripping me up

[identity profile] staygame.livejournal.com 2013-06-13 08:43 pm (UTC)(link)
omg nooo hush ;~~~~;

this was so cute though omg. the thing i like about fake relationships is the whole accidental easing into it thing and you wrote it very nicely. like the bit about them keeping up the habits between the two of them at home and the date thing and you can see how well it all leads up to a nice little punch of an ending. great job :')))) ty for filling this!

[identity profile] my-winter-love.livejournal.com 2013-06-25 02:48 pm (UTC)(link)
the ending i almost swallowed my milk tea through my nose. this is awesome awesome awesome and so?? like them?? even if i don't like ara much but she's very nice to me

have you ever thought of maybe...writing lime......c___c (lmao the stories i have about her fuck)

[identity profile] rules1through8.livejournal.com 2013-06-25 04:26 pm (UTC)(link)
lmao why do you keep trying to get me to write people i'm not comfortable with. lime is difficult imo!

and of course you gotta share some stories omg GO GO GO

[identity profile] my-winter-love.livejournal.com 2013-06-25 04:49 pm (UTC)(link)
what omg lime is the most simple and precious of all babies. she's just a gentle little lamb who is a little silly but loves her job and her unnies and her fans ugh.

ok lemme look for all my fanaccounts this shit is gna get out of hand

[identity profile] my-winter-love.livejournal.com 2013-06-25 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
ok well the first time i met them was at their inki comeback weekend fanmeeting. they all seemed really fucking surprised to see a white person there (i said "hi" very quietly to nara and she laughed so hard and said it quietly back. she did it EVERY TIME WE MET AFTERWARDS FUCKING). lime went "oh! hi hello!!" and grinned and grabbed both my hands and waved them around, i thought i might die.
lmfao the 2nd time...was in mcountdowns bathroom. ok so first off, I walk into mnet to use the restroom and who's sitting shoeless and indian style at the cafe? sungah and eunji. sungah waved at me and said hi so i waved back shyly and THEY BOTH LAUGHED BUT ITS OK BECAUSE SUNGAH...INITIATED...
then i walk into the empty bathroom and who walks in behind me? LIME AND ARA. and lime recognized me and said "OH HI AGAIN ^__^!" IWAS URINATING AT THE SAME TIME AS HELLO VENUS GOD BLESS
this all happened in the time span of about 40 seconds mind you, i didn't know what was up or down
next was at this tea charity even they had at their co-label's cafe. my friend and i were rushing after music bank's 700th episode special (that is another story in of itself) to get there, it was pretty far away and were were worried. we made it with an hour to spare and ended up being 100 of 150 people able to get autographs <3333 blessed are those
then as im waiting at the door to go in lime turns and spots me and waves at me frantically like fuck the guys around me went OOOOOWAOHHH
then yoonjo spots me mumbling the lyrics to like a wave and she was Shocked a white person knew them so she...sang it with me............and fucking yooyoung was so excited to speak english with someone so she talked to me so happily and held my hand the whole time fuck (ps yooyoung (whom i've never found attractive) is ridiculously good looking in person like wow Wow and really tall) and then alice tried talking to me but it was difficult so we stood there and stared at each other and she said "you eyes...very beautiful" (do you know how hard i wanted to laugh fuck) of course i was embarrassed and she thought it was so funny just hilarious meanwhile nara and ara are fucking up my latte behind her. nara mixed it too hard and some spilled on ara's hand <33 my drink <33 that they made me <33
but The Best Part was lime bounding over from her post as co-cashier to talk to me because "we are very close yesterday" with a knowing look.
lime will always know me as the girl she took a piss with.
what better way to be remembered by your bias
and yeah here's a fancam of lime loving me down

at that point i was like hmm lime remembers me the most and always seems eager to talk to me?? she must know i'm her fan even though i've never said anything. they had another tea even like...two weeks later? and it was like on this episode of will lime ever say anything more than hi to me. i mean at least she talks to me while they work, she usually just waves at people but she...always says hi just to me........</3 and she always comes over just to stand there and say hi and stare. she looked so happy passing me my churro...... but the tea thing kinda turned into a fansign? like at first lime and yoonjo were making drinks and taking orders, and the rest were at a table giving signatures. my dream scenario happened: ara: "oh wah hello!! what's your name??" me: "alex" simultaneous group whiplash: "??ALICE?????" i laughed so hard because i thought/hoped that might happen and it Did. here is the result of writing in english with hello venus http://twitpic.com/csv8g0 (ara wrote the "e" backwards i almost fell over) didn't get lime/yoonjo's signature cus they alternated work into 2 groups. nara sat the whole time because multitasking is difficult for her. i frowned and held out my card when they switched spots. lime made a crying face at me and asked the manager if it was ok to sign mine(it was not) but she made an effort and that's..all that matters... i will continue with more events in another post this shits too long and lj is really fucking up the formatting
Edited 2013-06-25 17:49 (UTC)

[identity profile] my-winter-love.livejournal.com 2013-06-25 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
pt2:

i got into their fansign at ilsan after not getting into the previous two, and decided ok i have to buy lime a ton of shit. i'm not really sure what she likes, so after scouring the internet and having a few korean hello cupid friends inform me, i found it!
"lime: "i like Stitch and hats! n__n!! my favourite colors are gray and khaki!"

what the fuc k do i buy this bitch

i ended up buying lime every possible Stitch related thing at toys r us, which was only pens and stickers :'(
the trip to ilsan took like 2 hours but w/e because what happened was totally worth it:

lime: "annyeongha-OH hi!!! :D ah... :( whenever i see you, i always want to say a lot to you, but i dont know how to say... :'(" (lime.../plesa..i wrote the same thing to her in my letter it's like she KNOWS)
so of the dozens of times she's just said "hi!!! :D!!!" she...always wanted to talk to me......#rip
my god and she remembered me from every event. "i see you at music core and inkigayo so much! and the tea! and yesterday...stadium!" omgggggg
i was sitting all the way in front and at one point she rested her chin on her hand and just smiled at me..for so long....m passin away :')
when they were leaving lime waved at me and said "unnie unnie unnie annYEONNNNG~~ :D" SHIT she just gave me so much attention what do i do
and they all called me unnie???????? fuck??
my friend was one of the first to go and alice asked him "where is your cute american friend??" haha adios amigos
ara is my least favorite but she remembered my name and drew so many hearts Fck it's not fair. like yooyoung, who was very remorseful that we could not speak (the crying face omgf) http://twitpic.com/ctesxj
oh god i told nara she was so beautiful and she..got so flustered..."o-oh n-aniyo aniyo!! (//∇//)"
and idk i will never get over lime looking so earnest and upset when she explained why she only says hi my god
here's a cam of them kissing a baby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD1HNAwi_H0

so then like a few days later we went to this random star craft even that they performed at and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v_cwxNaCao
my friend and i chased them to another event later that night but my cams from that aren't great since fucking exo fans everywhere

they had another fansign in cheonan like...a week later? i didn't get in despite buying 4 fucking copies (my friend bought 2 and got in i'm still so mad about it). if i hadn't bought her a ton of shit i wouldn't have been AS upset but http://t.co/ZAoamhWkeU yeah......
one of my hv friends volunteered to give lime my stitch stuff and they...only talked about me...i need to buy him a beer or something
"lime: wah THANK YOU!!!!
YJ: it's from alex actuall-
l: oh alex is here? why isn't she giving me this?
YJ: she didn't get in
l: what? why?"
they pushed him along but she kept signing and this happened http://twitpic.com/cvtq9v
well fuck with that happening i was already done and didn't care about not getting in anymore (alice asked where i was again <33) BUT THEN!!!

I THOUGHT i was standing in a shit spot til they came out at then end RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME to address us but then lime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHJrhJYDb6M&feature=youtu.be

my friends were like WHY DIDNT YOU FILM THAT but i kinda just wanted to talk to her without having a camera around and in her face?? (at the end of that fancam she made a crying face and a signing motion then said "why?" i lost my life in that store)
she walked up to me to ask why i wasnt there, so i explained and she made the qtest faces and said "but you come to the concert...right?" she talked to me for god knows how long (her english good fucking bye forever) and everyone around was like who the fuck is this white girl
and yeah this is them talking afterwards and her blowing me a double-handed kiss http://t.co/TYiaIukapq

[identity profile] rules1through8.livejournal.com 2013-06-25 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
ok i want to comment on everything but then this will get absurdly long and akdfja;dskjfl; YOUR FUCKING LIFE, I HATE YOU.

what a bunch of sweethearts omg. and you realize now that you are pretty much lime's version of flying petals

also, why didn't you get her a ton of biggie smalls merch?! she's a thug, clearly.

[identity profile] my-winter-love.livejournal.com 2013-06-25 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
that's not even all of it but fuck. yeah i've had far too many experiences with hv, i'm actually going to busan this weekend for another fansign. though it's clashing with a nm concert on the same day basically on the opposite side of the country so i'm...reconsidering...

lmfao that might be the best thing anyone's ever called me before. and yeah they're all the sweetest babies i love them sfm

hahahaha i actually got her this gangsta yankee hat (i hate the yankees?) but unfortunately they're not photographed much on their downtime :'(
but yeah she's such a hot little thug. i mean shit. fanning myself

[identity profile] rules1through8.livejournal.com 2013-06-26 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
oh dayum. you know what you have to do.

you have to go see your wife sera ofc.

remember to tell me all about it por favor \o/

[identity profile] my-winter-love.livejournal.com 2013-06-26 12:28 pm (UTC)(link)
the thing is i already bought 2 cds to try and get into the fansign?? if i get in i gottttttta go, and if i don't, i'm gna be mad as fuck that i have 12 of the same cd but more than happy to see sera, so.

i shall let you know