“Jaebum! Take care of Soonei. I’ll be gone for about a couple of hours. Oh and don’t forget to do the laundry.” You yelled grabbing the car keys and headed out the door.
‘They’ll be fine’ you thought. ‘I’ll only be gone for a little bit. How much trouble would the two of them even cause anyway’
‘You got this. You can do it. I know you can.’ He thought, running after Soonei. She was running up and down the halls and under neath the table. He didn’t understand why she had so much energy. She was the most energetic toddler he had ever seen. He was already out of breath and she could keep going for hours.
“Soonei where are you?“he said in a singsong voice.
“Try to find me daddy”
“I wonder where Soonei is?” He said walking around the table pretending not to know where she was. She let out a small giggle and popped out from under the table.
“I’m right here daddy” opening her arms out wide as if she was trying to make herself more visible.
“Soonei? I can hear her voice but I still can’t see her.” Jaebum said making circles with his hands and pretended they were binoculars.
Feeling as much frustrated as a toddler could get, she ran over to where he was. “DADDY IM RIGHT HERE!” She yelled pulling at his shirt until he looked down.
“There she is!” trying to sound surprised, he picked her up and held her. He’s going to miss holding her like this. Being small and having so much energy. She’s never going to be as cute or as sweet.
“Daddy’s hungry too. What does Soonei want for lunch?” He asked walking to the kitchen with her.
“Silly daddy. We always eat fried rice when mommy is gone.”
Realizing that what she said was true (because you always cook such amazing meals) he set her down so they could get ingredients. Soonei had gotten to the cabinet first and was trying to carry everything in a pan.
“Soonei-ah~ let daddy help.”
“No” she whined, “ I’m a big girl now! Just like mama!”
Struggling to lift the pan and hold all of the ingredients. “Well you can help a little bit” he let her take the pan as he carried the ingredients. As he cooked she sat in her chair and watched in awe.
“Do you want the first taste Soonei?” He asked grabbing a spoon and scooped out some rice. With unspoken words, she nodded and out stretched her hands to grab the spoon.
“Here you go Soonei” as she tried the food, her eyes went wide.
“It’s almost like mommies, daddy. May I have some more?”
“Who taught you those manners Soonei?” He was surprised at her age that she would known how to say that.
“Mommy did. She said to always nice to people.” Kicking her legs back and forth on her chair.
'Of course (Y/N) would have had taught her that. She always was polite to everyone.’ He thought, grabbing two plates, the fried rice and placed them on the table. Soonei grabbed cups and utensils and set the table.
“Mommy would be proud of you Soonei. You did such a good job setting the table ”
“Really? Then I want to set the table all the time.”
“Soonei don’t run up the stairs you’ll hurt yourself!” He said trying to ketch up her.
“If you can ketch me daddy I’ll stop.” she said giggling and continued to run around the house.
’“Be nice to everyone” she said. What happened to the cute little girl in the kitchen’ chuckling softly he rolled up his sleeves. “Alright I’m coming for you. You better start running.”
She gave a cute scream and ran around the living room. He chased her around house until she ran onto the couch. He swooped her into his arms as she laughed from the sudden attack.
“Gotcha”, giving a quick peck on her soft cheek. “It’s time to relax now”.
Lying on the couch, he could hear her softly yawn.
“Good night daddy"
"Soonei it’s still day time”
“Oh. Well good night but during the day time."she said as she rested her head on his shoulder.
"Good night but in the day time to you too Soonei.”
You were exhausted. Running from store to store your feet were dead. All you wanted to do was lie down and relax. Walking up to the front door you knocked. No one answered. That was strange, they should be home. You knocked again and ended with the same response. You set the groceries down and dug through your purse for the key.
'Please tell me they’re in here’ you prayed. Eventually finding them in the abyss of your purse and unlocked the door.
Arms full with groceries, you see Jaebum lying on the couch with Soonei cradled in his arms. You would have stayed there, heck you would have had joined them if you didn’t have twenty bags piled in your arms.
Wanting them to rest, you put away the groceries by yourself and headed up to fold the laundry that Jaebum had done. When you walked into the laundry room, the basket was still in the same place you had left it from this morning. Well he and Soonei are okay and you were too tired to even do the laundry now.
'I think I’ll just join them and take a nap’ you thought walking back to the living room and settling down on the couch next theirs. The laundry could wait just a little bit longer.
“This stop is Korea University station, Korea University station. ”
Another mundane and slow day at school had ended. This was not your ideal way to go through university but what could you do? In order to get good grades at school, you had devoted the majority of your time to your studies. You hardly had any close friends in your program and the ones that you were close to were just as busy as you.
You sighed deeply before stepping onto Line 6, heading in the direction where the library you frequented was located.
Just great, no more seats.
You grumbled under your breath as you headed to the last cart of the train and rested your back against the wall in the corner.
It was just one of those days where you wondered why your life was so dull and nothing eventful ever happened to you.
You crossed your arms and glanced out the windows.
“Arriving at Anam station, Anam station.”
When the doors to the subway opened, a group of young university guys walked in with gym bags and casual wear.
Oh right, Anam station is where the gym complex to my school is.
You looked up expectantly, wondering if you would see that someone in the crowd.
You overheard him and his friends after class often setting up times after school to meet up at the gym.
Your eyes scanned the crowd before they landed on a familiar pair of eyes that was staring back at you.
Your eyes widened slightly and you diverted your gaze elsewhere.
Oh my gosh, I can’t believe he’s here!
You bit your lip, hoping that he didn’t see the eagerness that fills you whenever you bump into him.
He was the only interesting part of your university life so far. He was probably the cutest guy in your major and him being in most of your classes was pure bliss. He had a great sense of style and you simply loved it when he wore pastel caps and silverware earrings. But most of all, his bright smile and kind eyes were what you liked the most.
You were lucky enough to work on a presentation with him last year, but since it was a group project with a lot of members, you didn’t get the chance to speak to him that much.
However, you noticed that the two of you exchanged eye contact almost on a daily basis and once in a while he would even greet you with a timid ‘hi’.
You knew you were a fool for being so giddy over a simple hi but he was probably the only reason you looked forward to attending your classes. Even now you had to suppress your smile by turning the other way.
Oh gosh, please don’t let it be that guy…
You concluded that the saying that both good and bad news usually arrive at the same time must be true.
Although you got to see Ten, bumping into the jock that was in your elective class was definitely not what you wanted.
You tried to hide your face and pretend that you didn’t know him, but it was clearly too late. His buff frame had already appeared before you, a gym bag slung over his shoulders, a stench emitting from his body. You resisted the urge to pinch your nose.
“Let’s go out to grab drinks, it’s on me.”
How he managed to ask you out for drinks while smelling like gym socks never failed to amaze you.
“I’m okay, thanks. I gotta head to the library.”
You turned the other way trying to escape the corner, but he stood in front of you without budging, knowing you had no where to turn to.
“Oh come on. You’re always busy, let loose for once.”
Before you could look for a way to escape, you noticed someone closing in on the space between you and the jock before he could step any closer to you.
“_______! Sorry, I’m late.”
Ten placed an arm around you and pulled you closer to him.
The way your name rolled off his tongue and how you fit perfectly around his arm made your heartbeat quicken.
He turned to look at the jock with a clueless expression on his face.
“Are you going to the library too?”
The jock didn’t confront him but looked away, evidently annoyed by his interference.
Ten let out a breath of relief before he unwrapped his arm and turned to look at you with a shy smile.
“Hey.” He whispered quietly.
You smiled at him.
“Well, it wasn’t exactly the way I planned to say hi but he didn’t really look like your type. Hope I didn’t interrupt.”
Your eyes widened as you waved your two hands, maybe a bit too wildly.
“No, no! Not at all. Thanks… and you’re right he’s not my type.”
Ten seemed to smile a tad wider as you heard snickering a few seats down from the corner you were standing.
His friends made heart gestures and signalled the two of you to continue talking.
Ten shooed them away and turned to look back at you. You noticed a hint of pink in his cheeks… he couldn’t possibly have interest in you, could he?
You cleared your throat, gaining a bit of your confidence back.
“So… I didn’t know you still remembered my name.”
He lifted an eyebrow at you before giving you a sly smile.
“Now why would you think that I forgot it?”
“Well, we never really talked much.”
“Since you rush off to the library after every lesson, it’s pretty hard to get a hold of you.”
Ten broke into a laugh as you smiled wider.
He notices… he notices me!
“I just never had a reason to stay.”
You looked up at him hesitantly, trying to read his expression, but before you could the announcement on the intercom signalled that the train was arriving at the next stop.
Almost immediately, a flood of people rushed in, pushing one another until they had enough space to fit in.
Oh great… Dongmyo station.
It was already the busiest station since it was the first transfer station onto the Dongdaemun line, but the amount of passengers seemed to double during rush hour.
Although he tried his best to keep a comfortable gap between the two of you, Ten was pushed closer and closer to you until you were leaning flat against the corner of the train. He had one arm up against the wall, trying his best to keep some distance between you two.
By now, his friends were nowhere in sight and all you could see was the backs of people facing the front of the cart, eager to reach their stop due to the packed train.
The distance between you and Ten was so close that you could hear his steady breathing. You hoped that he couldn’t hear how fast your heart was beating.
He slouched a bit so that he could keep his body further away from you, causing the two of you to come face-to-face.
He mouthed a ‘sorry’ as you answered with a smile and a shake of your head.
You studied the way his eyes were shaped; wide but slightly turned up, so that he looked like he was almost always smiling. The way his black hair fell slightly over his eyes led you to admire his tall nose bridge that was the perfect shape for his face. Your ‘studying’ brought you to look at the ways his bright coloured lips were slightly parted as if the words he wanted to stay remained lingering on his lips.
With the way the train was moving, the crowd of people continued to push and shove, trying to create space for themselves.
This made the distance between Ten and you close in.
Your faces were just inches apart now, but he had averted his gaze to the ceiling to make it less awkward for the two of you.
However, a sudden jolt from the man behind Ten threw him off guard as his lips crashed into yours.
Even though it was a large impact, his soft lips felt heavenly on yours and you felt your lips kiss back on your own.
His eyes widened and he pulled away from you, slightly taken aback.
From his expression, you knew that he felt you kiss back and you wished a black hole would just open and swallow you up.
What on earth was I thinking?
Ten’s look of surprise was no longer on his face, but now he looked at you intently, as if he was trying to figure out your feelings.
You furrowed your eyebrows and bit your lip as you looked away from him.
I am so getting off at the next stop. He probably thinks I’m a weirdo.
However, what Ten did next shocked you.
He bent down so the two of you were on the same eye level, as he brought up his hand to cup your cheek softly.
You turned to look at him.
The train had just gone out of the tunnel and rode along the outdoor track.
The sun was just starting to set and the warm orange glow that emitted from the sun rays brought out the brown in Ten’s eyes as the rays hit his skin every now and then.
His eyes seemed to speak as he glanced at you meaningfully before turning his gaze to your lips, inching closer and closer slowly. The distance between your lips finally closed when he kissed you deeply, as if confirming his feelings for you.
You kissed him back as you closed your eyes and brought your arms up to hold onto the sides of his shirt lightly, afraid that if you embraced him the dream-like scenario would end.
When he finally pulled back, he smiled at you warmly.
“You have a reason now.”
“A reason to stay instead of rushing off after class.”
He laughed as you bit your lip hesitantly.
“Arriving at Sindang station, Sindang station.”
He held your arm lightly as he signalled for you to get off the train with him.
“Where are we going?”
He turned back to face you with a playful smile on his lips.
THE CUTENESS! I CANT! This realtionship is so very well written and so outstandingly well acted it makes me puke freaking rainbows. Can some1 please throw awards at them?!!! HOLY FREAKING CHOCOLATE CAKE!
Nine: bananas, smiles, sassy, hand-holding, hand-holding with Rose more specifically, show-off for Rose, jealous of Mickey Rickey and Jack
Rose: kind, compassionate, beautiful cinnamon roll too good for this world too pure, kicks major ass, cutest accent ever, likes to make Nine jealous but totally in love with him, fashion game on point, IN LOVE with Nine
So I walked into Alessia Cara’s dressing room because I had VIP for her concert in Boston and she was wearing a 1989 shirt so I freaked out and we had a Taylor moment together and then we took the cutest picture ever! We’re major @taylorswift fans, can you tell? 😜