A/N: Not beta-ed yet. =x
The end of TVXQ should not have been a surprise. After all, they were well aware of an idol group’s expiration date. The five-year curse. They had been the “Gods Rising from the East”, a name that somehow made them appear invincible. They should’ve lasted forever. But they crashed and burned, quintet broken into three and two. It was inevitable.
The second coming of TVXQ was still successful. But after reaping year-end awards, after shedding tears of joy and accomplishment, Changmin wanted out. And he wanted out immediately. And Yunho, bless him, did everything to make that possible.
It wasn’t difficult. JYJ had been on the right side, if there really was such a thing. They were under an unfair contract, not really bordering on slavery as some people believed, but still unjust enough to give them a way out. Some calls here and there and they were free.
It was a quiet affair. The duo didn’t want to make a mess out of their retirement. A hiatus. That’s what they told the public in a broadcasted press conference. But somewhere in the SM building their contracts were being stamped with a big, red NULL AND VOID.
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“What do we do now?” Changmin lay flat on his back, staring at the ceiling. He was bored. When he decided to quit being a celebrity, Changmin didn’t exactly prepare a contingency plan. Yunho was merely waiting for the issue to simmer down before continuing his career as a solo artist. Changmin, on the other hand, had no plans for his life. He was currently young, rich and utterly bored.
“I don’t know.” Yunho replied nonchalantly, flipping through a back issue of GQ Korea. “Should we go on a trip?”
Changmin sat up to stare at his best friend. Oh yeah.
He was actually free to do that now.
“But where do we go?”
Yunho looked up from the magazine. “I hear Greece is nice this time of year.”