First Encounter || Choi Seungcheol
Pairing: Seungcheol and You
Genre: Fluff ?(
Word count: 1,273
Disclaimer: Photo is not mine. Full credits to rightful owner.
I woke up with a heavy gasp escaping me. Feeling a giant lump of weight above me, I tried to get up but failed. Before I could notice what it was I suddenly got attacked with continuous wet licks from Alex, my 6 months old Golden Retriever.
I got up and washed off all the slobber that he painted me in. A few scrubbing later and content feelings about my appearance, I made my way towards the kitchen to prepare breakfast, Alex following right behind me.
After breakfast, Alex leaped and hopped excitedly about. He knew what time it was, it was time for a walk. I got out his leash which made him even more hyper, his tongue dangling from his mouth and his tail wagging furiously. I’m surprised that he hasn’t broken any furniture.
I hooked the leash to Alex’ collar, the beautiful red color around his neck mixed really well with his golden fur and on his collar hang a silver plate that has the word “Alex” engraved on it. The silver glistened under the little sunlight peeking from the window sill, emphasizing the collar all the more. While checking if the leash is secure, Alex didn’t waste time to once again, give me several wet kisses. I giggled and scratched his ear and gave him a gentle peck on the forehead.
We made our way to the usual park. Wide green grass is spread throughout the whole park with trees and flower bushes beautifully lined along the middle of it. Alex and I went beside a tree with a nice shade and I laid out a large blanket that I brought with me. After spreading it out nice and neatly I knelt down beside Alex and unhooked the leash from his collar, before realizing it he had already disappeared onto the other side of the park.
Alex and I always enjoy these early morning walks to the park. The sun has yet to rise, the light grassy smell, the calming quiet of nature. Taking a deep breath, I smiled, got out my DSLR camera from my bag and took several shots of the park. First from where I was sitting, I turned my whole body to take beautiful shots of the tree from ground view. The faint shadows of the leaves on the ground gave me a wonderful photo shot too. After taking a few more, I then stood up and moved around the tree. Adding a wonderful slightly blurred foreground of the tree’s trunk, I took a photo of the distant city buildings hiding beyond the trees, the rising sun behind adding a beautiful orange glow.
Aiming my camera at more subjects to shoot, the lens landed on Alex as he happily ran towards me. I smiled and took a shot. Without checking the photograph saved, I gently placed it on the blanket. Alex was still some distance away from me as I crouch down and patted at my knees as I smiled at him. Seeing this, he gained speed and was practically racing towards me.
“Come on, boy! Come on!” I called out. Now he’s about as fast as a moving bicycle. But before he could reach me, I bolted.
I ran like my life depended on it, well, if you had a 72 lb lump of meat chasing after you, you’d run like me.
But no matter how fast I ran, I just hear the increasing volume of my dog’s breathing right behind me. I turned around and readied myself not to fall but failing horribly. I was tackled and showered with wet kisses. I laughed as I lightly scratched the back of his ears and gave him small pecks as well.
Sitting up, I notice a small branch at the bed of the tree. Only an arm length away I reached for it, Alex still lying on me. Finally feeling the rough bark against my skin, I raised my arm and as soon as Alex laid eyes on the item in my hand, he started to get all jumpy. Before he gave me a heimlich, I tossed the branch to the side, Alex following in tow.
I quickly straightened up and patted dirt off myself. Alex was already skipping his way towards me, the stick securely placed between his teeth, by the time I looked up. I held out my hand and he dropped the stick to the ground.
“On my hand, Alex. On hand.” I said, waving my hand in front of him. But instead of putting the branch on my hand, he gave me his paw instead. “No, not handshake.” I laughed, failing to stay stern with his cuteness in the way. “Never mind”.
I shook his hand and let go to pick up the branch on the ground to throw it again, this time a bit farther. Alex raced for it, slightly disappearing from my view as he passed by trees. I decided to sit down and rest and made my way to the sprawled out blanket.
It’s been a few minutes and Alex hasn’t been back yet. A bit worried, I decided to go look for him. I packed up the blanket and camera and followed to where I last saw Alex. Not long after, I heard the ever familiar bark of my dog, I was relieved to hear him. I went towards the sound and saw Alex with a man kneeling in front of him, giving him light scratches behind the ears.
“You’re so pretty.” the man cooed. His voice was low and it matched well with his physique. He had such distinct features that one can tell who he is in a crowd from a distance away. Alex lightly tapped his nose against his lips and the man smiled wider. It made my heart flutter.
Unconsciously, I spoke out. “He is, isn’t he.”
The man looked up and we met eyes. “Oh, is he yours?”, he stood up and faced me. Alex finally seeing me, strolled in front of me and lied down, showing his belly bare. I crouched down and scratched his belly and then tickled at his favorite spot. His leg shook along with my hand and I could tell he was enjoying it. Alex looked towards the man and lightly barked, his paws still resting against the sides of his chest.
I gradually stopped scratching and smiled towards the stranger. “He wants you to do it too.” I said and gestured for him to come closer. As soon as I finished what I was saying, I could’ve sworn his eyes lit up. He was obviously excited when he ran and made his way to my side. He started scratching the Alex’ belly and he immediately found his favorite spot. In a matter of seconds, Alex’ foot was already thumping hard against the man’s arm.
“Who’s a good boy? Who’s a good boy?” He asked, earning a elated bark from Alex. “Yes! You are!”
“Wow, you’re awesome with dogs!” I praised. He looked at me and grinned from ear to ear.
“I love dogs! I’d want to have one in the future.” He said as he stopped scratching Alex and started patting him instead.
“Well, you can hang out with Alex before then. We always come here everyday, early morning. We can meet up here whenever. How’s that sound?” I asked.
”That would be awesome!” His eyes grew wide and he smiled in gratitude.
“I’m Seungcheol, by the way.” he reached out his hand as he gave me a warm smile.
“I’m Y/N.” I replied, but before I could reach his hand, Alex had placed his paw on Seungcheol’s stretched out hand and he let out a small bark.