chapter 59

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Next chapter will be the last, so feel free to tell me what you like about this story♡

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"Y-you're lying", Taehyung said, his blood felt as cold as ice. The man shook his head, a sad expression on his face. He had searched everywhere for his son but he would've never thought to find him here, in Park Jimin's bed with the man on top of Taehyung and kissing him.

"I'm not lying, Tae. I understand you need time to get used to the situation, but we don't have this time. Please come with me so I can bring you away from Park", Baekhyun said and reached out for Taehyung but Taehyung scooted backwards.

"What if I don't want to come with you? You left me", Taehyung bit out, glaring at his supposed to be father. All of his old pain and anger resurfaced again.

This man had left him and his mother to pursue his own dreams, he threw his family away, he had thrown Taehyung away like he meant nothing.

And now, in the messiest time of Taehyung's life he decided to show up and get involved with him again?!

"And I will forever regret it. But please, allow me a chance to explain myself. I didn't mean to leave you, nor your mother", Baekhyun tried to explain himself desperately, also glancing at the door.

He knew he only had a limited window of time before Park's forces would fight back.

"Taehyung, please. I love you and I love your mother. Being away from you was the most horrible thing for me but I didn't have a choice--"

"YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE! AND YOU LEFT!", Taehyung yelled at him. Next to him on the ground, Jimin groaned. Baekhyun's eyes flew towards Jimin and he sighed.

"Please", he now begged, "please come with me, Taehyung and I swear I'll explain everything to you", he said pleadingly.

Taehyung thought for a moment, what options did he have? Jimin had made it clear that he wouldn't let him go, and his father had all the answers he had been searching for his entire life. He had wanted to know the reasons behind on why Baekhyun had abandoned him.

"Okay. BUT if your explanation isn't good enough, you'll let me return to my boyfriends and never bother me again", Taehyung said and Baekhyun gulped, surprise flashing across his face before he nodded relieved.

"B-boyfriends?", he asked softly. Taehyung scoffed.

"There's nothing you know about me, father."

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"Now talk", Taehyung said after sitting down on the farthest place away from his father.

Baekhyun had brought him away from Jimin's main hide out, the place had been completely destroyed but Taehyung had refused the pity rising in his chest.

Instead, he focused on his surroundings, was shocked to be guided into a luxurious looking building and taken to the top floor, the penthouse of course.

Welcomed in a place of luxury, Taehyung had sat down on the couch, now facing his father.

"You started new", Taehyung commented bitterly, looking around. The place screamed power and wealth. He felt bile rising in his chest.

"I had no other choice", Baekhyun said softly, placing a glass of water in front of Taehyung. "I thought you could be thirsty", he explained him when Taehyung looked up to him. The blue-haired male ignored the water.

"Sure, what a horrible life you live, surrounded in wealth", he spat. Baekhyun flinched and Taehyung felt satisfaction rise in his chest. Serves him right.

Baekhyun sat down in front of Taehyung, sighing again before finally speaking up and giving Taehyung all the answers he had been searching for.

"When I was young, I've had many problems. I've had a gambling addiction and lent money from horrible people to repay my debts. Then, I met your mother. She helped me get out of the mess that was my life and made me the best version of myself. We were happy. We got you and I was the happiest. I've always wanted to be father", Baekhyun smiled at the end.

"But my past got back to me, and soon to my family. I had lent so much money, too much to pay it off. The money I had earned with my job wasn't enough so they terrorized me, they said if I didn't have money, they wanted something in return", now Baekhyun looked up to Taehyung, helpless tears in his eyes.

"They wanted you", he whispered, a lone tear running down his cheek. "They wanted my precious little Baby, my son in return to pay my debts. They said you were so pretty and they wanted to make good use from you. I knew what that meant so I refused", Baekhyun explained, sobs nearly forcing him to stop talking.

Taehyung had always thought about why his father left. He thought Baekhyun didn't want him. But to come to know that he left for him, because he wanted to protect Taehyung, changed the blue-haired male's opinion.

Now, he wanted to hear what his father had to say.

"But I had to pay the debts so I offered myself in exchange. I was forced to work for them, do anything they wanted me to do because if I didn't, they would come for you. I couldn't let that happen. So I worked hard and formed my own circle of people I can trust, stored information and secrets to take them down. I thought, maybe if I could kill the big boss, I could return to you", Baekhyun smiled sadly at Taehyung.

Taehyung flinched. This must have been horrible... Taehyung couldn't imagine the pain his father had went through and part of his anger disappeared.

Months ago, he would've never believed this crazy sounding story. But now, things were different. Taehyung was different. He understood. Because he too was now involved with this dangerous life.

"During this time, I met an astonishing young man named Hyungwon", it was now Taehyung's time to gasp. So it was true! Hyungwon knew his father all along!

"We became close friends and soon, he told me his true origin. I helped him take down the big boss, his own father so he could be the leader instead. We shared our blood on that day and we swore each other loyalty.

But I couldn't stay with him, I was finally free and wanted to return home. Only to find someone, an enemy following me to our house", Baekhyun stared brokenly at his son, his dear Baby whom he had lost so many years ago.

Baekhyun had wanted to return but he knew if he did, he would expose his family to his dangerous life. He couldn't do that. So he stayed away, to protect them. There was no way for him to get out of this life but he wanted his family to live normally and happy.

He was too deep involved with the underground to return.

"You did this all... to protect me?", Taehyung asked, his voice thin and high. Instead of being the villain of his story, Baekhyun had always been the hero to begin with. His father nodded.

"I'd do everything for my family", he whispered.

"This is all for you", he made a hand movement towards the room, "after I returned to Hyungwon, he helped me build my own organization. I deal with secrets and favors, the most powerful values. With the use of them, I became powerful and I wanted to be so powerful that no one would dare to approach my family. Then, I wanted to come and finally meet you", Baekhyun finished his explanation.

"You're grown so much", he then sobbed, reaching for Taehyung's hand, "and so beautiful. I see your mother's features", Baekhyun whispered.

Taehyung got up from his curled up position and did something he wished for so long.

He hugged his father.

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