Mark: “Call me when you get home,” he tells you as he watches you leave. It was his version of an “I love you,” because he wanted to make that the girl he loved would be safe. You laugh, turning around, walking backwards at him as you wave. “I will, don’t worry!” you call back, and you turn back around, turning the corner in the direction of your house. And you knew he loved you then.
Jr: “I let you sleep in,” he says, laughing when you ask him why it was almost one in the afternoon. He turns on the stove and takes out the pancake batter he made this morning. “You were tired so I let you sleep,” he shrugs, grinning at you. He turned off your alarm for you, got your friends to bring you things you missed in class. And he made breakfast. You knew he loved you then.
JB: “I’m not leaving,” he says, eyes piercing into yours. He holds onto both of your hands tightly, not wanting to let you go. You’re scared, you’re angry, and you’re tired, but his eyes stare into yours, and they tell you he’s telling the truth. He didn’t want to let you go mad. He was going to stay until things were better, until he was able to kiss you peacefully. And you knew he loved you then.
Jackson: “Do you want me to stay tonight?” he asks with one arm wrapped around you and the other hand fumbling with yours. He looks down at you, rolled up into his lap and muffled into his chest. You open your mouth but he interrupts you. “And yes, it’ll be okay. I can still go to practice tomorrow,” he says, laughing (he knew you too well), “Anything for you.” And he interlocks his fingers with yours and you knew he loved you then.
BamBam: “Did you sleep last night?” he asks, laughing a bit as you lean on his shoulder. The bus runs over a bump, waking you back up immediately. He laughs again, gently pushing your head back into the crevice of his shoulder. “Sleep,” he says, smiling, “It’s okay.” You nod, yawning, and then feeling his warm arms slipping around you.. And you knew he loved you then.
Youngjae: “I’ll wait for you,” he says, both of his hands holding onto yours. He swings them back and forth as you grin, looking down, then back up at him. He laughs a bit, eyes smiling along with him, and then he nods. “I’ll be here when you’re done,” he says, “Good luck.” He grins again, watching you walk into the school to take your exam. And you knew he loved you then.
Yugyeom: “You look pretty,” he says, sitting on the bed and leaning over to touch your hair gently. You smile, making him smile even wider, and then he tucks a piece of your hair behind your ears, laughing a bit to himself as he leans over to kiss you on the head. It wasn’t much, but knowing he thought you were pretty when you had just woken up and feeling the warmth from his fingers and the touch of his lips.. You knew he loved you then.