a batch of corny puns - part 2
Pairing: joshua hong x reader
Summary: “What’s a summer without Joshua Hong’s puns?”
“Joshua!” I exclaim, peeking up from the counter where I was in the midst of setting up for the day. My eyes go wide before I giggle at the boy who had big bags of flour blocking him.
“I brought you some flours,” He says, walking towards me with a big grin on his face. He places the bags on the counter, letting out a sigh of relief. I look at him, then at the bag, and back at him. I shake my head and laugh, finding this to be quite funny while he looks pleased with himself.
“This is another one of your puns, isn’t it?”
“No, it’s a gift for you!” Joshua pouts.
“You’re so sweet,” I grin, making his beautiful smile appear again.
“I’m going to bring these to the back,” He mumbles, picking them up once more and walking off. I nod, turning back to the task at hand. Joshua takes a while back there, making me worry. That was until he walks back up front, looking like he was ready to burst out of excitement.
“Joshua?” I question, raising an eyebrow. “Are you all right?”
‘You didn’t tell me you had a secret admirer, Y/N.”
“That’s because I didn’t even know I had one? What are you on about?”
“So that cupcake in the back with your name on it isn’t for you?”
“What cupcake? I didn’t see one,” I mumble and he offers a hand to which I take. I follow after him and when we reach the back, there was indeed a cupcake with my name on it. I stop in my track and turn to Joshua. He chuckles and nods.
“Go on, read it.”
“Fine,” I sigh as we walk up to it. I take another glance at my best friend, only finding him to look unimpressed. I giggle and wave it off. I admire the cupcake that had an angel on it, a note lying beside it.
“What does the note say?”
“Mm, well let’s see. It says You must be an angel from the heavens!”
“Well, it’s true,” He comments. I look at him and shake my head, laughing.
“It’s cute and all, but I wonder how it got back here. It wasn’t here when I came this morning.”
“Mm, I saw it when I went to the back.”
“But I don’t understand?”
“What do you mean?”
“It wasn’t-I don’t,” I stammer before groaning.
“So a secret admirer, huh? J seems to be his name,” Joshua hums, changing the subject which takes me by surprise. I instantly close my mouth and blush, nodding. “I hope whoever it is has the guts to confess to you one day.”
“Mm, I hope so too.”
He stares at me with that certain look in his eye that I can’t quite put my finger on it. He softly grins before quickly turning away.
“Ah, the cupcake looks too adorable to eat,” I pout, making Joshua chuckle.
“That is true, but it’s a cupcake.”
“That’s true too.”
“I’ll go watch the counter while you enjoy it.”
He nods and gives me a smile before walking to the front. I turn back to the cupcake and internally scream. I quickly take a picture, tucking away my phone as I pick it up to admire the cuteness. I smile from ear to ear, feeling my cheeks start to turn hot.
“I wonder who it is? Well, no matter. Whoever it is, is the cutest for thinking of this,” I mumble to myself before taking a bite. I stare at it in surprise as I savor the flavor. “And they must really know my taste too if they know this is my favorite.”
I continue eating it until it’s all gone before joining Joshua in the front. He gives me a small smile after helping out a customer.
“How was it?”
“It was delicious!”
“I’m glad,” He mumbles, turning away.
“Wait, Joshua! Don’t think I’ll abandon you for this secret admirer. I’ll still hang out with you and everything.”
He lets out a laugh and ruffles my hair to reassure me, stopping my rambling. I blush, growing red from the touch. He hums, debating something before wrapping his arms around me and bringing me in close. My eyes widen from the surprise.
“What are you getting all flustered for?” He chuckles and places a kiss on my nose. I softly smile and close my eyes to take in the feeling. I shrug, hugging him back.
“Just me and my silly thinking.”
“After you’re done flirting, I could use some service,” A familiar voice pipes up, scaring the both of us. We immediately jump away from each other to find Jeonghan staring back at us with a smirk.
“Jeonghan!” I whine and he ruffles my hair. Joshua clears his throat and Jeonghan’s eyes flicker to him for a second before he retracts his hand.
“Anyway, I’m here to drop off these notes that you wanted, J-” Joshua hurries to clamp his hand on his best friend’s mouth. I tilt my head, curious as to why he did that.
“Uh, Joshua, what’re you doing?”
“N-Nothing!” He stammers, waving his hand. I chuckle.
“Who’s the flustered one now?”
Joshua’s eyes widen as his cheeks turn a shade of deep red and he moves his hand. He thanks Jeonghan before trying to usher him out of the shop. I wave goodbye while he continues to tease Joshua by leaning back onto him.
“Did you do it?”
“I told you not to say anything about that!”
“But did you?”
“Yes, now go!”
“Try not to flirt with Y/N too much,” He says, sending me a wink.
“Jeonghan!” Joshua groans, pushing the boy out the door.
“What was he talking about?” I ask when he comes back to the counter.
“Oh you know, just stuff,” He chuckles nervously and waves off.
“Are you hiding something from me, Joshua? Are you sending those notes to someone you like?”
“N-No, I just!”
“Just?” I raise an eyebrow.
“Jeonghan,” He whines, throwing his head back in frustration. I giggle, ruffling his hair.
“The things he does to you.”