You Comfort Them After A Tough Day At Work - EXO - Baekhyun
Requested by @warmlikesunshine Thank you ♥ My first ever scenario request for all members, so please bear with me. To make this easier, I’m going to do one post for each member separately. It just makes things easier for me. I hope that’s okay with everyone~ I hope you all enjoy reading this! And I would love to know your thoughts on this too and whether I should do more requests like this^^ Some of these may be quite long, whereas others may be quite short. It was not done intentionally; it depended more on the member I wrote for and what I was writing about for each member.
Note: All of these will be 600 words or over. Chen’s, Chanyeol’s, D.O’s, Kai’s and Sehun’s scenarios will be written and posted tomorrow. Please bear with me~♥ Thank you for being so patient <3
You and Baekhyun had been growing increasingly more distant as of late. You would have been a fool not to have noticed his sudden coldness towards you. Recently, the two of you had decided to go public with your relationship. It was something the two of you had discussed for a long time now. Baekhyun had told you that once it was out there, there was no going back. However, you were rigid in your decision. You could handle the hate, the slander. It wasn’t anything new to you. But at the end of the day, you wanted Baekhyun to be sure if he wanted to go public with your relationship.
He wasn’t embarrassed of you. You knew that he was far from being so. The man loved you more than anything; he had shown and told you that many times, always reassuring you in his own way that there was no one he could ever love more than you. If anything, he was scared of what would happen to you. The last thing he would ever want is for you to be hurt because of him; he couldn’t lie to himself and say that it wasn’t one of his biggest fears. Nevertheless, he wanted to overcome this hurdle with you. He knew that there were going to be some fans who just couldn’t accept the fact that he had found happiness with you, but he supposed that with you by his side, he would be willing to oversee all of that. You were strong, much stronger than you let on and he was proud to have a partner such as you.
When the both of you had first come out public with your relationship, the reactions were just as anticipated: harsh and cruel. Many fans were angered at the fact that Baekhyun was dating someone and were far from kind with their words. Though some were hurtful, (you couldn’t deny that) you were comforted by the fact that there was at least some people out who offered you nothing but support and love for the both you and you couldn’t be more thankful towards them. It was because of those fans that you were still left with the lingering hope that someday, most fans would come to accept the two of you together.
You knew that this was especially hard on Baekhyun. You knew he didn’t want to have a repeat of what happened last time and he would never ever want to bring EXO down. He was supportive to you at first, but it was around a week ago, when you had noticed his growing distance towards you. No longer did he end up calling you late at night, no longer did he come to your apartment to pleasantly surprise you and whisk you off the ground, into his arms.
Perhaps, the most obvious notice though, was that the once energetic spark in Baekhyun’s eyes, were gone. They were dull; almost considered lifeless. All the members had noticed this. After all, Baekhyun’s liveliness was one of the things that was common in their days together. To suddenly be like this, must have meant something was terribly off. Already ahead of them, you had planned to visit Baekhyun after work, his favourite dish prepared in your hands as you went to his dorm.
You were greeted by Junmyeon at the door, who only explained to you that he had locked himself in one of the practice room since the morning. What he was doing, he wasn’t sure. Probably practicing endlessly, you guessed. Thanking him, you moved onto the said practice room, bringing one of your hands to knock on the door. You heard a frustrated “Go away” from the other side of the door.
“Baek, open the door. It’s me.” You pried, keeping your tone soft, not wanting to upset him any further. You heard a few grumbles opposite you and a lock being turned, before he opened the door and stepping aside for you to come in. Thanking him, you were greeted with the sight of his frazzled figure, his hair messy and unkempt and his body littered with sweat and as on closer inspection… tears. His eyes were red and puffy.
He had been crying.
Putting the small compartment of food down on the floor, you rushed towards your boyfriend, placing your hands on both sides of his cheeks.
“You’ve been crying… Baek, please talk to me. What’s been going on with you lately?” You pleaded, not wanting him to do this anymore. Whatever this even was. It wasn’t good for him at all and you could tell it was doing a number on his health. Slighting turning away from you, you saw him visibly clench his mouth shut, as he stared to the right with a contemplative gaze before turning back to you and sighing. Leaning forward, he places his forehead atop of your shoulder, taking you by surprise.
“I’m just… I’m just sick of seeing all of this hate towards me, towards you, towards us.” He emphasised, his tone faint. “I know I shouldn’t let it bother me. I know it’s not anything new but it hurts seeing those comments, you know? I hear some people yell out to me sometimes when we go to fan-signs or at our concerts. I’m trying, I’m seriously trying to act like it isn’t affecting me… But it is.” He glumly said, as his lips brushed over your shoulder blade before planting a loving kiss there.
As you stood there hugging him, you couldn’t help but wonder how much this man tried to stay so positive and nonchalant in front of everyone, when in reality, he was on the brink of breaking down. You let out a breath you didn’t know you were holding before opting to speak.
“Baekhyun… You know that I’m here for you, right? Baby, I know things are hard for us right now but I promise you we’ll get through it together, okay?” You proclaimed, as he pulled himself away to face you.” Now, will you come home with me? I made you your favourite and it just might be cold now.”
Unexpectedly, Baekhyun let out a small chuckle at your words before pulling you into his arms, your face buried in his chest.
“Thank you… I know I don’t say it as much I should. But thank you, (y/n). I love you, babe.”