No one except Taeyong and his biological parents know how Taeyong ended up on the street. After all, Taeyong refused to tell anyone. He had been born to Yoon Shina and Jun Seokji, their small baby boy who had mostly been an accident, that after a full two month of debate, decided it was too late to give up on. So Shina and Seokji had Taeyong begrudgingly. You could tell by the way the three of them stood in family photos when Taeyong was four that they were never really a family. It was more, Taeyong and his parents, not Taeyong and his family. Not that a four year old could comprehend such loneliness at this time. No, he was busy building other relationships with other people. He was busy exploring this new world that just had so much to it.
When Taeyong had his magical experience at age six, his little mind thought his world was getting even bigger, and in a way it was, but not the way that he would've wanted to. On his sixth birthday, Taeyong had his first magical sign, and it landed him on the streets. His parents never really did anything special for Taeyong's birthday. Sometimes they'd give him a present, sometimes they wouldn't. Sometimes they wouldn't even say happy birthday till the end of the day, like they had forgotten till that moment. And even then it was typically over one of the couches by the television as Taeyong headed upstairs to go to sleep. It was easy to say that this was the worst birthday Taeyong had ever had. Because what kid freaks out over the only cake he's ever had in his life and ends up making it, along with the expensive glass chandelier in the dining room explode? Not a normal one at least.
His parents didn't know what to do, what caused it, or how it happened. But one look at their trembling little boy told them it might be a good opportunity to throw away what they never wanted. So they blamed the whole incident on him and used it as leverage to kick him out. After all, he's just six, there's not much he can say about the whole ordeal. So, he sits on the front steps of the pathway to his parents' house with a hastily packed duffel bag and a pair of bluetooth headphones in his hands. With a heavy sigh, he finds himself slipping the pads over his ears and immersing himself in a world, a better world, a world full of music, as he heaves his duffel bag over his shoulder and begins walking.
Taeyong didn't get very far before he was confronted by authorities who were wondering what a little six year old kid was doing, walking on the side of the road with a duffel bag. It only took a few weeks, but by the end, Taeyong had a new family. It was nice, he thought after a few days staying. And when nothing negative happened, he started to ease into his new life. But he never got to comfortable. The fear that being kicked out again always loomed in the back of his head, and his duffel bag always remained half-packed, so only half of Taeyong's clothes filled the dresser provided in his room. It was like he was always ready to be rejected, to run, to be forced to have to find something new. And even when years had passed and Taeyong was eleven, he was still on the edge. His duffel bag was still a quarter way packed, and Taeyong had no idea when he was going to find it within himself to gather up enough courage to finally unpack the last fourth. But he feels like it's representative of something. Like a ticking time bomb. Like the moment he does, his perfect life will exploded and come shattered down upon him.
Taeyong's new family, fortunately for him, was magical so attending Mahoutokoro wasn't a problem at all. He spent all his years there and graduated, managing to nab a few lifetime friends throughout the years. Along his journey from a child to an adult, his love for music had only grown and soon he fantasized about creating it. He would mess around with tracks in his dorm when he really should be sleeping as graduation approached. It was obvious the moment he graduated from Mahoutokoro what he wanted to do, so he did it. After graduating, he returned to Seoul, South Korea and pursued music production, eager to do what he'd always dreamed of doing. Making music. It was a ride to say the least, but in two years, he had made a name for himself within the industry. He had produced tracks for some of the biggest names in the world, and he felt himself steadily rising up in relevance. He could see himself reaching for greatness—until it all came crashing down.
The thing is about the music industry is, the muggle and magical counterparts are highly divided. Taeyong had made the mistake for writing for both, so when it was exposed to the muggle side of the industry that he was some type of freak, he was done. And it didn't help matters when the magical side of the industry shunned him for his "poor decision making skills" when really the exposition of his identity hadn't been his fault at all. As quickly as he had began to rise to the top, he was shooting back down and he didn't know what to do. In a flurry of panic, he booked a flight to England and decided to restart his career there. The greatest names in magical music were there anyway. Maybe if he played his cards right, he could produce for Insomnia or the Charm Girls. All he had to do was lay low. And pay rent. Shit, how did he pay the rent?
Any normal person probably would've just gotten a job as a waiter or a cashier or something, but Taeyong needed money and he needed it fast. His moving to England was a whirlwind decision that he hadn't really planned out. It was more of a flee and less of a move. Sporadically, after purchasing a somewhat decent apartment, he speculated how he was to make money, and unfortunately, it wasn't in the most honest of ways. When he was in Mahoutokoro, he used to scam call people with his friends for fun, and over the years, he had gotten scarily good at it. While the prospect of scam calling for money felt kind of disgusting, Taeyong felt like he had no other choice unless he wants to spend the next sixth months to a year in some dingy restaurant, living in some dingy apartment. So, he'll take his chances here. Let's just hope he jump starts his career here first before he has to do much more than scamming.