04. My Hope - Jung HoSeok Fanfic
AN* So I ran across this “Bed Sharing AU” prompt list with 8 prompts and thought it’d be a great exercise to explore writing fanfics again. This is the 4th in a series of oneshots. I’m using all 8 prompts with different members. 8 prompts, 7 members… the 8th will be a surprise.
A special thanks to BTS… for giving me inspiration and re-igniting my passion to write again. (Gif credit to original poster.)
Prompt: You’re severely depressed these days and I’m too scared to leave you alone so yes this is the only solution please accept my hugs.
Pairing: Jung HoSeok x Reader
Genre: Angst/Fluff *Depression*
Word Count: 4.1K
HoSeok smiled at the table full of people. He was laughing, joking, but most of all, he was watching you. Dinner and drinks had been abundant, but he limited himself to 2 beers which had worn off a while ago. You seemed really down… He could see it in your eyes when you looked his way… a slight furrow… a sadness creeping over you. It made him uneasy, but he still smiled at you. You smiled weakly back, and it just about broke his heart. You’d all been friends for a while… and HoSeok knew everyone in the group like the back of his hand. He knew which person like Mexican food and which one was allergic to shellfish… He knew who was secretly hooking up, who wanted to secretly hook up… He knew…
He knew you… and you knew him. His smile faltered, but you didn’t see it. Someone touched his shoulder and he laughed at the story they told. It was a typical Friday night get together at a typical Bar & Grill with the usual people doing the usual thing. It was comfortable. It was happy. He looked at you again… you didn’t seem happy. He knew you would talk to him about it if you wanted to though…
A while later, when he came back from the bathroom, he sat down in a vacant seat by you instead.
“Hey, what’s up?” he asked. “You seem down…”
“I am…” you said, biting your lip. He could tell you were seriously thinking about what to say next. “Can I come over tonight? I really want to talk to you…” HoSeok’s stomach dropped.
“Can’t we go to your place?” he asked. You picked up your coke without looking at him and took a sip.
“My roommate’s boyfriend is staying for the week… it gets noisy,” you explained, setting your coke back on the table. You looked up into his eyes… your gaze piercing. “I need to talk to you privately anyway… It’s important.” HoSeok licked his lips as his mouth went dry. He picked up your coke and took a sip.
“Ok…” he said. “But give me some time to straighten up before you come over though…” You nodded and he smiled, placing a hand on your shoulder. He stood and said goodbye to everyone, smirking at the requests for him to stay, but he made his excuses and left the restaurant. Hopping in his car, he took off quickly. He had a lot of work to do.