Well, the world’s still crazy. Between the ‘rona and the demonstrations still happening all over the world in support of the #blacklivesmatter movement, it pretty much seems like 2020 is going to be a wash. Like, seriously. We need a global reboot at this point. Afterward maybe everyone will be healthy, happy, fair and just.
Since that’s not happening, let’s return to the real fiction lol. In this weeks’ blog, which picks up where last week’s left off, Sinna learns something that confirms just how much Tan cares for her. Let me know what you think!
The picture is of Chinese actor Johnny Huang who I’m watching in Love Designer right now. Sexy, deep voice, a man…
Sinna nodded. “Bingo. They play roles just like we do. Lani’s the charming beauty, you’re the mover and shaker, Saint’s the colorful gay one, and so on. In 501K, Bik’s the baby who can get away with anything, Cong’s the moody one with a temper, Hyuk’s the charismatic leader, Hua’s the sweet natured peacekeeper, and Tan’s the shy pretty boy who can do no wrong. Plus, Tan misses his younger brother, who’s two years younger than Bik. He also told me that Bik uses him as a mother substitute. I think he uses Bik as a little brother substitute.”
“Makes sense,” said Lani, and Tommy.
“Have you had any problems with race shit?” that lady wanted to know.
Sinna sighed. “I get a lot of heat online and some staring when I’m out, but I can’t understand half what they’re saying. I don’t feel good about it, but I think not knowing is half the reason I’m not making a big effort to learn the language,” she admitted.
“Saint blocks for me, as does the rest of my team, and I’m usually too busy working to absorb any shit. It’s getting worse though,” she admitted. “The better I do, the more attention the boys get, and the more attention I get. And you know a lot of bitches are pressed that one of their idols is allegedly dating a black woman.”
“Plus you’re jazzy as fuck,” Lani offered. “Half these bitches would stare until their eyes fell out anyway ‘cuz they’re jealous of your style.”
Tommy nodded energetically, and Sinna nodded regally in thanks.
“Still, the heat’s getting so bad, I’m shocked Mr. Big Wig hasn’t said something to me about it.”
“I think Tan’s step-daddy had something to do with that,” Lani revealed.
Sinna looked interested. “Whatchu’ know?”
“Well,” Tommy leaned in. “Mr. Big Wig did have an issue with y’all. A big one, but Tan told him point blank, you’re it. He loves you. He plans to marry you. If he doesn’t like it, do what you will.”
“Apparently it was a huge, very loud fight,” said Lani. “Tan put his foot down, and even offered to leave the group.”
Sinna’s eyes popped, and her mouth fell open. “No.”
“Yes,” Tommy confirmed. “He said he’d be happy to do that rather than bring trouble to his members. Bik heard that and said if he goes, I go, the others chimed in ditto, and that was pretty much that.
“Mr. Big Wig knows that each one of these boys can go off on their own and be alright. See, the diversity that he never really called attention to? Four out of five members being mixed with something else? That means there are four countries that will open their arms wide if South Korea closes theirs. And the other ones will be welcome in those countries too. He doesn’t wanna stop this money train, especially not when it’s picking up speed and dropping bags full of gold on the tracks.”
“Then Tan went in for the kill when he very casually mentioned that Natty is a close personal friend of yours, and you know a lot of influential people in the American music industry who would be more accepting of his appreciation for diversity,” Lani added.
“No,” Sinna whispered. “Who told you all this?”
“Bitch, we was eaves droppin’! I know one of the girls who works in the office, and she gave me the conference ID,” Tommy said. “Me and Lani called in like everybody else.”
Sinna burst out laughing. “Damn,” she said. “I had no idea he was riding for me like that.”
“Behind the scenes,” Lani agreed. “Where it counts! That’s how you know the shit is real.”