Genre: Fluff, Idol AU
Pairing: Baekhyun x reader
Word Count: 1758
Summary: It never occurred to you that the fan who keeps sending you gifts is someone you know.
A/N: Requested by a lovely anon! Hope you enjoy! 💕
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“Y/N, another delivery for you.” One of your managers came in with a huge bouquet of your favorite flowers and a large pink box with a card attached to it.
“Yah, eonni. What did he send this time?” Your members all gathered around you, looking at you holding the gifts cluelessly. You rolled your eyes at them, “Who said it’s a he?”
“But it’s so obvious! ‘Your number two fan’ here only buys you stuff a guy would buy for his girlfriend.” One of your members Hyeri pointed to the card enthusiastically. “And what’s up with that name?”
“Yah, Hyeri. Be nice.” You swatted her hand away and opened the box delicately, oblivious to the amused glances your members exchanged between them.
Your jaw dropped when the last film of the paper wrap was discarded. Inside the box were the prettiest, most delicious-looking chocolate dipped strawberries you have ever seen in your entire life. From your peripheral vision, you see Hyeri grabbing Minnie’s arm.
“Oh my god, isn’t this-isn’t this from that chocolatier in Cheongdam? I heard they ship the chocolate directly from Belgium. This box must cost like 200 thousand won.”
You stared at each delicately decorated strawberry in awe. You would never have guessed that your fans would be buying you things like this. How do they even know you love chocolate strawberries? It’s not on your official profile online, and you doubted that in the past anyone talked about this on TV. You picked up another card and opened it. Different from the printed one attached to the box, this one was handwritten.
“Please eat a lot, I assure you they taste good. I will be waiting for your performance tonight, fighting!”
The side of your lips curved into a smile at the heartwarming message and a cute smiley face in the end. But you were saddened knowing that there’s probably never a chance for you to find out who they are. Your mind jumps to all the other gifts your fans send you every year, not that you don’t appreciate the clothing and bags from luxury brands, but somehow it’s the daily flowers, the coffee, and the anonymous food truck last time that left a deeper impression on you.
“Y/N Eonni.” Hyeri shook your shoulder gently, breaking you out of your trance. You stared at her in confusion before noticing all of your members battling their eyelashes at you in expectant gazes. You rolled your eyes and sighed, “Go ahead. Take some. Just leave one for me!”
The box was already snatched away by your members looking at the strawberries like hungry wolves. You chuckled and shook your head. These kids.
Two hours passed with makeup artists and stylists working on your group for tonight’s ceremony. You all waited until your manager ushered you out to line up for the red carpet. It’s still a surprise to you how many fans your group was able to have with only three years after debut. When the MC passed you the mic on the red carpet, you answered with a smile, “We all feel so honored at the amount of love our fans give us. Thank you so much for the support, and we will work harder in the future.”
You greeted other idol friends inside the venue and many sunbaes in the industry. You were directed to your table at the left end of the first row when Hyeri pulled you by the arms and whispered in your ear, “Eonni! We are sitting next to EXO sunbaes!” You looked to your right, where EXO is being directed by staffs to their tables. Chanyeol, who sat closest to you gave you a smile and a small wave. “Hi, Y/N!”
His greeting brought the attention of other EXO members, you quickly bowed down and tried to hide the blush creeping up your cheeks. Safe to say, you’ve seen quite a handful of good looking people since you were a trainee, but EXO members still take your breath away every time. You remember Hyeri whining one night putting on a sheet mask, complaining how Oh Sehun’s skin is a hundred times better than hers.
Out of EXO, you knew Chanyeol and Baekhyun the best. Chanyeol because you have been co-MCs before for an award show, and Baekhyun because you two are writing a collaboration together. However, all of your previous interaction with him had been a short 10 minutes meeting and back and forth texts.
“Y/N ah, you look pretty tonight!” Baekhyun casually leaned on Chanyeol’s shoulder and winked at you.
“Um…thank you, Baekhyun sunbae! You look very handsome too.” You weren’t sure that you and Baekhyun have moved past the stage of formalities, but seeing him so nice and friendly calmed you down a bit. Somehow you feel more nervous interacting with him than everyone else. Ever since he said on a live broadcast that he’s a fan of your group and specifically you, it was harder for you to face him in award shows and events together. Maybe because of his popularity and how your group is rising quickly in the charts, EXO and your group’s seatings have been next to each other since then.
Tonight was the same. You tried to play it cool, but your members told you that he kept glancing your way every three seconds instead of focusing on the performances. Finally, when you turned around out of curiosity, you met his eyes that shined brighter than ever in the dark lighting. You quickly turned around and pretended to watch the performances while you poked Hyeri. “Is he still looking?”
Hyeri nodded enthusiastically. She gave you a mischievous smile and leaned closer to you, “Eoonni, Baekhyun sunbae is definitely into you. Didn’t he say that he’s your number one fan on live TV?”
You pushed her off, ”Stop saying nonsense. There’s no way.” She only shrugged and went back to look at the award show. However, you can’t help but think about Baekhyun. It’s not like you haven’t watched fancam videos of him reacting to your group’s performance. And he hasn’t been exactly subtle about his gesture when the camera turned to him at your part every time.
You quickly pushed it away. Patting your hot cheeks, you mentally slapped you for thinking about him. Baekhyun is just nice. Everyone knows he’s nice. Don’t overthink, he’s like this to everyone.
The rest of the night passed uneventfully. After your group’s performance, you dragged your tired bodies back to the table. There was nothing more you want than slumping down into your seat, but you are the leader, and an idol image to keep. You turned to the right when someone poked you slightly and met Baekhyun’s crinkled eyes.
“Take this,” He dropped something light in your palm, you looked down and stared at the strawberry flavored candy. “Girl groups never eat. I don’t want you to pass out before the night ends.”
“Thank you sunbae-” Baekhyun waved you off and opened a bottle of water. “We are going on stage in a few minutes, so cheer for me ok?”
You blushed when he said me instead of EXO and thought back on him exchanging seats with Chanyeol earlier. Fixing your gaze at Baekhyun on stage, you were deep in your thoughts again. When the award show ended, you were dragged away by your manager before you could even say goodbye to Baekhyun.
“Do we have more schedules tomorrow?” You asked your manager in a tired voice while wiping the makeup off of your face. Your face lightened up immediately when he told you it’s a rest day, and your members immediately began talking about where to eat.
“Oh, Y/N. Come here, there’s someone who wants to meet you.” You frowned slightly, who would want to meet right now? It wasn’t until your manager pushed open EXO’s dressing room that you widened your eyes. What are you doing here?
“Coming!” A voice called from inside which you recognized distinctively belonged to Baekhyun’s. You sighed, no wonder he’s the main vocal.
Baekhyun came out in his casual clothes with ruffled wet hair and a snapback. “Hey, let’s talk somewhere else. It’s too loud here.” You pretended not to have noticed Chanyeol’s suggestive glances your way and the amused expression on your managers’ faces. You followed Baekhyun mindlessly to an empty dressing room and jumped slightly when he closed the door behind him.
You gulped nervously, this is the first time you two are alone. Your fingers fidgeted behind your back when Baekhyun broke the silence first.
“I watched your performance tonight. Good job on getting two awards!”
You thanked him once again. He sat on a chair and pulled out a notebook. Waving you over, Baekhyun said, “I’ve been thinking about the lyrics to our collab. I had a bit of time in the past few days and wrote some verse, do you want to read it?”
You took the notebook from him. However, his handwriting intrigued your attention more than the lyrics themselves. Why does his handwriting look so familiar to you? Like you’ve seen it many times.
“Are they good? Do you like them?”
You looked up to a zoomed in face of Baekhyun. You didn’t know that he had leaned down as well, and the sudden closeness caught you off guard. You leaned back quickly and tucked a strand of hair behind your ear.
“Yes sunbae. Your lyrics are really nice. I think it would fit the theme really well, and I think maybe on the bridge, we can add something different?”
You and Baekhyun managed to talk some more about the song. His phone dinged, and Baekhyun sighed, “Sorry, I think I have to go now. I wish we can talk more, let’s set up a meeting sometime, ok? I’ll text you.”
You nodded, watching Baekhyun standing up and adjusting the cap on his head. You wanted to ask him about his handwriting but refrained from letting the words out of your mouth. It wouldn’t be appropriate anyway.
“By the way, Y/N. How was the chocolate strawberries?”
“Huh? Wha-” Your eyes widened as your heart took a flip.
“How…how did you know?”
Baekhyun waved his notebook slightly. “I’m sure you can tell.”
You froze. Oh my god, the Byun Baekhyun is actually the fan who has been sending gifts to you?
Baekhyun smiled amusingly as recognition took over your features.
“Didn’t you hear? That idol Baekhyun from EXO is your number one fan, so…Byun Baekhyun can only be your second.”