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concept: rocky and his pet goldfish

  • lately rocky’s been pretty stressed and hasn’t really been talking to anyone about the stress he just coops up in his bed and studies their dance videos
  • rocky doesn’t like talking about a lot of stuff that stresses him because he’s afraid of burdening the other members with his struggles and figures he can work through it himself
  • he is their reliable rock he can’t show weakness
  • so jinjin like the good leader he is tries to come up with ways to help rocky’s stress even though he won’t talk
  • and his brain goes “goldfish”
  • people think goldfish have bad memories so he figures maybe rocky can talk to the fish and not worry about the fish worrying about him
  • when jinjin first handed rocky the goldfish he was skeptical
  • what kind of
  • really
  • like
  • goldfish.
  • but he feels bad because the poor thing doesn’t deserve to suffer in the plastic bag
  • he gets it a nice bowl and makes sure he has the right fish food
  • hes doing a lot of googling for the sake of this goldfish
  • one night he can’t sleep because of the stress but everyone else is asleep and he really doesn’t want to be a bother
  • he looks over at the goldfish sitting on the counter
  • minding it’s own business in the little bowl
  • and he thinks back on what jinjin said about goldfish having bad memories
  • maybe it would be okay to tell the goldfish about his worries because the goldfish would forget and he wouldn’t have to worry about the goldfish worrying about him
  • which is ridiculous because the goldfish probably can’t even understand what he’s saying but he’s still concerned
  • he starts talking to the goldfish about how he’s struggling to finish this choreography
  • usually it’s pretty smooth and he gets over hiccups fast
  • but there’s this move that looks really good in his head but when he tries to do it he can’t seem to get it right
  • talking to this goldfish is really calming
  • he watches as it swims around, always coming back to look at him occasionally as if reminding him “i’m still listening keep going”
  • he ends up spilling all of his troubles to this goldfish; stresses about not being able to see his family, worries about his future as an idol
  • he starts crying a little
  • figures its okay because fish live in water so the fish probably doesn’t even know what crying is
  • its calming talking to the fish is like talking to yourself but outloud to someone that doesn’t have to judge you for what you’re saying
  • he really likes it
  • after that night he feels more attached to the little goldfish
  • he actually names it
  • after his little brother because talking to the goldfish reminds him of home
  • occasionally when he’s feeling stressed he’ll sit on a stool laying his head in his arms on the counter staring at the little gold fish 
  • he starts talking to the fish about trivial things too, not even just things that stress him out
  • ‘today sanha gave me his last piece of chicken it was really nice’
  • ‘dance instructor complimented part of my choreography’
  • ‘i can’t believe mj left his dirty sock on my clean sweatshirt’
  • ‘i ran 5 miles today it was fun’
  • the more he talks to it the more obligated he feels to give it a better home
  • he upgrades his fish food
  • adds some plants to the bowl
  • the fish seems happier
  • he thinks
  • he hopes
  • one day sanha sees rocky staring at the gold fish and talking to it
  • sanha doesn’t really know what it does but he knows it helps rocky 
  • so he does what rocky does and sits on the stool and lays his head on his arms on the counter and stares at the goldfish
  • rocky walks over
  • “he kinda looks like you doesn’t he”
  • sanha thought rocky was talking to him
  • nope rocky was talking to the fish telling it that sanha kinda looked like him
  • then he addresses sanha 
  • ‘i see you’ve met my fish”
  • ‘yah i’ve already named him;
  • “he has a name already”
  • “is it glub”
  • “did you come here to fish jack me what kind of name is glub”
  • “….when you say hi glub he responds with ‘glub’”
  • rocky is not amused
  • but hes happy someone else appreciates the lil fish
  • fish are friends