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You flopped onto the chair, hovering your chopsticks over the many choices of food laid out on the coffee table before you. Your boyfriend, Jiho had bought home a feast for the two of you to eat while watching his favourite movie “Sunflower". It’s old but gold, that’s the way he had put it.
“Did you get the chocolate bun I asked you for?” You asked, scanning the table. Jiho tore his eyes off the screen to search with you.
“Yeah, it’s right here,” he said, pushing a plastic box toward you. You smiled, satisfied, and tucked your hair behind your ear as Jiho leaned in to kiss your lips once, then twice. He loved how excited you got whenever he came home for lunch.
Jiho was focused on the movie while you were more focused on the food in front of you, barely chewing before wolfing most of it down. Once your fried rice and grilled chicken was done, you reached for the chocolate bun.
“Jiho this tastes so good, you have to try it,” you said with your mouth full of bread and chocolate. The warm bread felt soft and fluffy in your mouth and the chocolate melted around it, giving you a burst of sweetness that even Jiho’s kisses couldn’t provide. Just kidding.
“I’m not a fan of chocolate,” Jiho replied, eyes fixed on the screen in front of you two. You rolled your eyes and moved closer to him with the fork.
“Just take one bite.” You let him take a bite from the fork and sat back, waiting for his reaction. Jiho chewed for a while and then began to nod slowly. You smiled, proud of yourself.
The movie was half through when Jiho had to leave for work. He paused it and stood up, grabbing the chocolate bun box that you had nearly finished. You suddenly jumped to your feet.
“Jiho, that’s mine!”
He shrugged. “I’m the one who bought it. Besides you finished half of it already. I’ll eat the rest.” You swooped in to snatch it from his hands but Jiho being much taller than you, he raised his arm so that you couldn’t reach.
“I’m the one who asked you for it,” you tried but Jiho didn’t seem convinced. “Listen, I’ll pay you back, just give it to me.”
“Stop being so selfish. I’m going to eat it.”
You huffed in frustration. “I’m not playing, Jiho, and you said you weren’t a fan of chocolate.”
“Well, now I am,” said Jiho, a smirk creeping across his face.
“If you eat it, I’m not talking to you.” You landed your hands on your hips, hoping that would get him. Unfortunately, it was a poor attempt. Jiho scoffed and crammed what was left of the bun in his mouth before dusting the crumbs off his hands and leaving you to clean up everything on the table.
You felt anger bubble inside you but you said nothing, instead just flipping around and walking away. You knew when and when not to be serious. Jiho took you lightly but today you’d show him.
Jiho sat in the studio, bored out of his mind. The studio was one of his happiest places, but there were those days and on those days, texting you would be his escape. But today, he didn’t receive a message from you. He was hoping for something cute or that rare dirty message that would make him come early. But not today. His SMS was completely dry save a few texts from his boss and colleagues.
He wasn’t the only one finding this hard. Although you wanted to teach Jiho a lesson, you kept looking back at your phone hoping he had texted you or thinking of something witty to message him. But you needed to stay true to your word. Jiho already treated you like a baby, you didn’t need this to add to his list.
After a whole 4 hours without your boyfriend, the doorbell rang and you were secretly glad for Jiho’s return. You opened the door, glanced at your boyfriend’s smiling face and rolled your eyes, walking away. Jiho frowned and followed you into the house. He took your stubbornness for granted.
“Babyyyyy,” Jiho whined, walking behind you. “I’m sorry, just please talk to me again.” You pretended not to listen and sat on the sofa, preceding to turn on the TV.
Jiho took a seat next to you. “Would you quit? What if I gave you this?” The plastic box in Jiho’s hand caught your attention.
“You bought another bun for me?” You almost squealed in excitement. “I can’t believe you went all that way for me!” Jiho grinned and you threw your arms around him, wondering how you could have gotten so lucky for this amazing boyfriend.
“Yeah, but you have to share with me,” Jiho chuckled, leaning over you as you set the chocolate bun on the coffee table. You smile, cupping his cheeks and bringing his lips to yours, kissing him lightly.
“I love you.”