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17 December 2013 @ 04:32 pm
winter blossom (1/10)  
winter blossom
yunho/jaejoong, some jaejoong/yoochun

to the millions of inhabitants of the three kingdoms, the incessant war between sila and goryeo has brought nothing but death and suffering. yunho is a headstrong prince with something to prove and jaejoong is a mere casualty of war. can the two create something beautiful in all of the chaos?

warning: dubcon, mature themes
notes: i know nothing of korean history or mythology. forgive any creative licenses i took with my work, this is meant to be completely fictional.

The Kingdoms of Goryeo and Sila had existed in peace for centuries before the turn of the world. The two kings, ancient legends wrote, shared bonds closer than brothers of blood. They rode in battle together and visited so often, it was said that the Queens’ hearts and beds remained cold four of the six winter months. Sila, rich in its natural resources and abundant lakes offered the freshest seafood, and the highest quality silks and hemp in all the Kingdoms. In return, Goryeo reciprocated with curious metallurgy; weapons, the finest swords and axes and jewellery which made even the most well traveled of merchants gasp in delight.

The death of Sila’s king on the seventh month of the Lunar year however brought an end to this golden era of peace. His descendants grew weary of the generous trade concessions forged with Goryeo and fought hard to win these back. Without an upright ruler, the Silaen court fell prey to greedy, mercantile peoples. Without the sage King’s rule, the Sileans indulged in unimaginable barbarism; stole and plundered from the traders who offered their goodwill, killed and raped men, women, children. There was no end to the evil they regaled in. Heartbroken, the Goryeon king welcomed a Silean tribute bride into his harem, hoping to restore the relationship between the two kingdoms. However, in the dark of night, the young gisaeng entered the Emperor’s chambers and pierced a jeweled dagger through the wise king’s heart. There was no evidence, no proper trial that could take place. The gisaeng disappeared and took with her the last breath of Goryeo’s king.

The trade between the kingdoms were immediately cut off, and the appetite of Goryeo’s new ruler, Kisung grew insatiable. The cousin of the deceased king, Kisung’s mind was filled with rot and desire, he sought ties with the Middle Kingdom, swapping secrets and loyalties for gold and alliances and armies. He became besotted with an elixir of Youth, and the legend of the Golden road and dedicated his life to finding it. The mad Goryeon ruler Kisung died a short thirteen years later, but his battle lust, his love of conquering, that remained. The golden days of Goryeo were over, now it was nothing but a mere shadow of itself, a city of lusts and lasciviousness, of lies and low merchants.

In the chaotic wake of Kisung’s passing, a new ruler arose to the throne. Prince Jung Yunho of the Jeolla family. He was stubborn, spirited and fiercely intolerant of the wasted city Goryeo had become. He launched a new campaign to unite the Three Kingdoms to terminate the sufferings of the starving peoples. This campaign brought him once again to the shores of Slia, a city he never dreamed of seeing again.

“Woah there,” Yunho murmurs to his white stallion who whinnies in response, slowing by the marble white gates that mark Silean land. Yunho notes the lack of guards outside the arena, the vines that grow haphazardly over the statue and contemplates.

These hateful people, Yunho thinks, barbaric and lazy and foolish. It is time for Goryeo to take back what is rightfully ours. To restore beauty and light into the palace and to destroy the darkness within the three Kingdoms.

Dongwook trots up behind him, stopping by his side. “Of late, Sila’s king has grown weak of heart and mind and no longer sees reason to open trade with the outside world.”

“He has been retreating deeper within these forests,” Yunho says, contemptuously, “look at these gates, the eaves fall long and uncut down the walls. And although we have ventured deep into Silean territory we have met no resistance, no guards, no patrols.”

“The gossip in the market place has been rampant,” Dongwook agrees, “no merchant has even seen or heard from Sila’s royal family for decades. Not since the fall of the King.”

Yunho nods and the two friends share a look. “This is our opportunity.”

It is exactly what Yunho needed, the perfect piece in his puzzle. Goryeo’s rebirth would began with the dissolution of the weakened Sila; a move that would guarantee the restoration of Goryeo to its former glory.

“Come,” Yunho commands, nudging his stallion in the belly. She fusses quietly, tugging against her reins. “We have seen enough.”

Dongwook nods and the two gallop away into the night.

TARDISKEEPER: Choi Seung Hyuntardiskeeper on December 18th, 2013 02:36 am (UTC)
It would seem the time is ripe to execute this plan Yunho has in mind. Yet there has to be a reason for the seclusion of the Sila royal family. Not all is as it seems I would presume. It also seems that Yunho has a tie in the past with Sila, well the mystery deepens.
Thank you!
99lbs above gravitycountingcarbs on December 19th, 2013 10:17 am (UTC)
haha oh dear ;) your comment is just giving me more ideas! back to the writing den!
lelouch7: louislelouch7 on December 18th, 2013 03:23 pm (UTC)
oooh i like it, thank u
99lbs above gravitycountingcarbs on December 22nd, 2013 11:22 pm (UTC)
;) thanks for reading and commenting!
shin_ah_mi: heart hyukkieshin_ah_mi on December 19th, 2013 10:08 am (UTC)
the way you described the kingdom reminded me of gotham city
i'm gonna read this
99lbs above gravitycountingcarbs on December 22nd, 2013 11:22 pm (UTC)
:) haha that is an interesting comparison :) thanks for reading and commenting!
kazemomo on December 31st, 2013 05:35 am (UTC)
It's sad to see such magnificent countries fall to ruin like that. Why did their successors fall to such greed?

I agree with tardiskeeper about there being more reason as to why the Sila royalty hasn't been seen for a while. So curious as to why. And also yunho has a connection with Sila? It means that it didn't take long for both countries to fall that fast. How old was yunho then before he has no contact/connection with Sila?
99lbs above gravitycountingcarbs on December 31st, 2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for reading and commenting! its been an amazing journey for me to write a historical au and get to flesh out what has happened over the years, hopefully i will answer or address most of your questions by the time this fic ends :)