City of Love
Pairing: EXO Baekhyun X Reader
Word Count: 1468
A/N bon anniversaire à mon français anon! I hope you have a wonderful day and that this scenario is okay 😊❤
Watching Baekhyun experience Paris was like watching a child unbox the gift he’d always waited for. You loved the way his eyes lit up, sparkling as he marvelled at the historical buildings. His lips would spread into a beautiful smile as he’d point and laugh at even the simplest things. Baekhyun’s awe was mirrored in you. Instead of admiring the city as he did, you admired him. You studied the lust in his eyes and couldn’t escape the feeling of love almost hurting your chest throughout the day. Not that you wanted to. Anyone would think it was his birthday, as if you’d treated him to today.
While in fact it was yours. You’d both agreed on a trip to Paris, the famous city of love. Baekhyun had treated you to a posh 5 star hotel. You had a large room with a four-poster bed; an en-suite and a balcony overlooking the city. You entered the bedroom; it was almost 7 o’clock. You took refuge on the large bed and let out a long sigh.
You briefly recounted the day. You’d twisted through cobbled streets with your fingers entwined, like the vines that snaked up the walls of the buildings leaning down and smiling at you. He’d bought you an ice cream, dotting the vanilla ice on your nose. There was also a pile of shopping gifts sitting by the door to your hotel which had made you feel incredibly guilty, but Baekhyun had insisted that today was your day and you deserved it. Your eyes fell on the A3 sketch propped up against the wall. It was a drawing of Baekhyun and yourself. He was smiling with his eyes almost fully closed while your cheek was pressed against his. After spotting a rugged artist wandering the streets, Baekhyun had tugged on your sleeve and pulled you over the cobbles. The artist had sketched the two of you together, and you could clearly see the budding love he’d captured in each line.
“Thank you so much for today. It was beyond perfect.” You smiled. Baekhyun looked at you fondly, taking off his shoes.
“That’s alright. Anything for you.”
He disappeared into the walk-in wardrobe while you turned on your side. The satin sheets hugged you softly and you rested your head on your hands. While your eyes were closed, you announced, “I’m actually rather tired now.”
“Oh. Well actually, I had one more thing planned for you.” Came the response from inside the wardrobe. Your eyelids flickered open and you propped yourself up to see Baekhyun emerging from the wardrobe with a box in his hands.
“And this is to go with it.” Baekhyun placed the box on the end of the bed. You reached forward and pulled it into your lap. It was like a large shoe box with a large navy bow tied delicately around it.
Encased in exquisite tissue was a dark blue velvet dress. It wasn’t long, falling somewhere around the thigh. It was simple, but beautiful. You gasped.
“It’s beautiful,” you repeated your thoughts.
“I’d like you to wear it tonight.” Baekhyun smiled softly, pleased with your reaction.
“Are we going somewhere?” You asked.
“Yes, at eight o’clock.”
Baekhyun only smiled in return.
After having a power nap, it was almost time for you to leave. Baekhyun shook your shoulder gently, as if you were going to break, whispering your name.
“Y/N, it’s time to go.” His breath made you shiver, the warm air tickling your neck. “If you’re too tired – we don’t have to.” You tore your eyes open, slowly returning to reality. He planted a kiss on your forehead. Determined, you pulled yourself out the bed to get ready. He wore a plain black suit and a navy tie to match your dress.
You’d put on the dress and found a pair of heels that, by chance, went with the dress. Baekhyun looked at you with passion and adoration that you hadn’t even caught a glimpse of when you were out in the city. He was looking at you as if you were gold and Paris was only merely gravel. You shone and glimmered in his eyes.
“You’re so beautiful,” He breathed, snaking an arm around your waist. You could only smile and blush, tipping your head to look at the carpet. With his other hand, he tipped your chin up to face him, letting your eyes meet two dark irises looking at you in desire. He let his lips meet yours and you melted into the kiss.
“We really should go,” he said, somewhat breathless from the kiss. You nodded.
“One second.” Pulling yourself from his grip, you rushed to find something in one of your suitcases. You found the small, delicate, silver necklace you’d been looking for, locking it round your neck. He gasped as he noticed it adorning your neck, resting along your collarbones.
“It’s the necklace I bought you when we first got together,” he addressed.
“It is.” You smiled, bringing your fingers up to touch it.
Outside was a taxi waiting for you. The two of you sat together in the back, holding one another lovingly. You couldn’t help but watch Baekhyun adoringly again as he looked out the window and gaped at the lights sprinkled over the buildings outside. The sky was now pitch black, although a soft yet luminous yellow glow comforted you.
The taxi jerked to a halt. You looked out the glass window, eyes falling on extravagant gates that led to a twisting path to what looked like a restaurant. Inside, polite waiters guided the two of you upstairs. Baekhyun had kept a hand on your back the entire time, discreetly claiming you as his own.
Finally arriving to where the two of you would eat, you rose a hand to your lips. The scenery was serene. A small table draped in white stood in front of you. On it were two glasses of champagne; some candles that flickered in time with the stars, and a bouquet of white roses. The Eiffel Tower stood proudly, watching you in the background. Its golden lights shone lustrously while the sun was sinking below it. You were rendered speechless.
“What do you think?” Baekhyun asked, his hand now running up and down your back.
“It’s – it’s… Wow…” Baekhyun chuckled.
“You like it?” Instead of replying, you whirled in his grip and pulled him closely to you. Your lips crashed together and your fingers found their way to his hair. He grunted in shock but soon he was kissing you back with the same fiery passion. You two were burning.
A waiter coughed politely and the two of you pulled away from each other. You could feel your cheeks scorching in embarrassment.
The food was at a grand standard and you tried to avert your mind from wondering how much it’d all cost. Baekhyun sent compliments your way all night, comparing you to the moon, the stars and the poised demeanour of the city.
Baekhyun’s persona that evening contrasted heavily to earlier in the day. He’d been excitable and loud, cohering with the frenzy of the city’s earlier buzz. But now, he was calm and collected, mature. You gazed at him, fixing your eyes on each of his features. He looked so handsome tonight, you thought. His hair was parted so that his fringe curled over to one side, exposing his forehead.
As dessert was served, Baekhyun couldn’t keep his cheek back. “Looks almost as tasty as you,” he chuckled, raising his eyebrows. You smiled, rolling your eyes.
“And you were doing so well,” you sighed. Baekhyun laughed.
Instead of returning to the hotel in the taxi, you both agreed on strolling back yourselves. The sky blanketed you both. While you’d expected drunks to be milling around the streets, it was surprisingly quiet. Baekhyun’s hand didn’t cease to cling onto your back tightly though, protectively. At one point, you’d taken off your heels and decided to walk barefoot – all aspects of class gone. You rested your head against his shoulder while he gently hummed a love song, echoing and bouncing off the buildings.
“Thank you,” you said, as the two of you found your way into the hotel bedroom. You became wrapped tightly in his arms and you both stumbled your way towards the bed. You were giggling together, crashing onto the mattress and moulding yourselves into one another.
“It’s alright. It’s my pleasure to make you happy.”
Under the bubbles of champagne and the company of the moon, you entwined your bodies together.