A/N: This was sitting on my laptop so i just thought i would upload it :)
Characters : Donghyuck x Reader
Genre: Fluff, Romance
Prompt: “I know you’re athletically challenged that it’s pathetic but I’m going to keep picking you for my team in gym class because you’re cute”
“Brrringgggg!!!” The bell rang signaling the end of the class period. You groaned in agony knowing the next class was gym. You hated gym class with a burning fiery passion. You were quite sure that you were cursed with the coordination of a new born calf because every time you step foot into gym 99% of the time is spent with you on the ground and new bruise painted on your body.
“C’mon y/n if you don’t hurry up we’ll be late to gym and Coach Seo will make us do push up’s again! And I don’t about you but these arms we’re not made for lifting!” You’re pulled out of your thoughts by your best friend yeri.Unlike you, yeri happened to be great at sports and was as graceful as they came.
“Aww what if we just skip gym? We can just sneak out and raid the convenience store across the street!! Please yeri! I’ll buy you some snacks!” you begged trying anything to get out of gym class. “Y/N you couldn’t even take a step out of the school if you wanted to without feeling guilty, we both know you’re a big bluff” yeri rolls her eyes and pulls you towards the girl’s locker room to change into the uniform. You let out a whine and begrudgingly open your gym locker.
“And besides you’ll get to see your crush and be part of his team again” Yeri says suggestively wiggling her eyebrows at the mention of your crush Lee Donghyuck. Donghyuck was the school’s basketball star and had the voice of an angel. You sat a couple seats away from him in every class. Sometimes the sunlight hits his face at the right angle and his tan skin glows like a million suns. Every time donghyuck is around you manage to make yourself look like a complete idiot. Especially in gym class.
Somehow every time coach Seo announces team games, Donghyuck always picks you first. At first you thought maybe you weren’t so bad at sports but every time you get put in his team you guys lose. Surely you thought donghyuck would stop picking you if he saw how bad you uncoordinated you are.But he insists on picking you every.single.time.
“He probably picks me because he knows nobody else will, I’m just a pity choice to him” you say changing into your gym uniform. “y/n why would the school’s basketball star choice you?! It’s fate!! I’m pretty sure he has the hots for you too” yeri says while sighing dreamily and wrapping her arms around you. Stepping out into the gym you scan the area for donghyuck but instead you catch mark gazing at yeri.
“Well what about you and mark huh? He’s always staring at you whenever we’re in gym class” you retort. “What? No, he doesn- “ before he can deny it you cut yeri off and discretely point in marks direction and he was indeed staring at yeri.Startled for being caught mark snaps his head in a different direction. Yeri blushes and hides her face in your shoulder.
“Enough of this boy talk, have you heard Red Velvet’s new album? It’s so dope!” you exclaim and begin talking about your faves.
“Dude why do you always pick y/n to be on your team? She sucks big time” Chenle scratches his head in confusion. “I don’t know, Why do you laugh like a dolphin?” Offended Donghyuck retorts back while Mark and Jaemin die of laughter. Donghyuck lied. He knew exactly why he picked you every time. He thought you were the cutest girl he’s ever laid his eyes on. Whenever he sees you his heart feels like it’s going to burst out of his chest. He strategically chose his seat to get the perfect view of you. Honestly it was kind of pathetic but he didn’t care. Too scared to ask you out he seetles for watching from afar. Wanting to have you close to him, he chooses you every single time in gym class.
“Chenle isn’t it obvious? He picks y/n be he’s in looove with her” Jisung chimes in while throwing himself onto donghyuck. “Wait DONGHYUCK LIKES Y/N?!” yells renjun and jeno.
Donghyuck nervously whips his head around trying to find you but is relieved to see you widly flapping your arms engaged in a conversation with yeri.
“Could you idiots be any louder y/n might hear us?!” he said while facepalming wondering why he’s friends with these dorks.
“I wish you would have told me sooner dude, she’s always who I aim for! It’s funny watching her fall” Chenle laughs while remembering all the times he’s hit you with a ball. Donghyuck grabs chenle and puts him in a headlock while ruffling his hair. Mark laughs and Jaemin calls him out “Hey you shouldn’t be laughing! We all know about you crush on yeri!”.
“MARK LIKES YERI?!”
A high whistle echoed through the school’s gym cutting all conversations to a halt. “Everyone gather around I’m going to announce today’s activity!” Coach Seo yelled with excitement. The class gathered quickly. Whenever Coach Seo was excited it never meant anything good. The guy gets excited at the thought of a 5-mile run. “Today we are playing one of you guy’s favorite! Dodgeball!!” the whole class groaned.
“But Coach the guys always throw the balls too hard!!” complained one of the girls and others agreed. “Well if you dodged better it wouldn’t be a problem!” Yelled Chenle while laughing like a maniac. You have flashbacks to all the times you’ve fallen victim to chenle’s throws. You shudder at the thought. “Guys this is supposed to be fun not a death match” explained coach Seo. “But- “No buts! Deal with it! I’m going to be assigning team captains and then you’ll be separated into teams”
“So, the team Captains are Mark and Donghyuck”
Yeri shot you a look and winked at you. You slapped her shoulder and gave her look to knock it off.
“Who’s your first pick Donghyuck?” asked coach Seo. You closed your eyes praying that he wouldn’t chose you. You couldn’t handle embarrassing yourself in front of donghyuck again. Last time you guys flag football you ran so fast you triped over air. You cringe and brace yourself.
“I pick y/n” donghyuck says with a bashful smile on his face. Yeri chortles and elbows you in the ribs. You make your way towards your crush and team captain. Your eyes meet his soft brown ones and you quickly avert them and stare at the polished floor. Donghyuck chuckles and you blush. You stood there contemplating whether to ask him about his weird behavior. Coming to a conclusion you sigh and say to yourself “cmon y/n stop being a little bitch”.
“Hey donghyuck you know i’m not the most coordinated person and sports certainly are not my thing. Why do you keep picking me?” you manage to stay all the while blushing and fidgeting in your spot. There’s a random silence. You look up thinking he didn’t hear you but you see that’s donghyuck is staring at you already. Donghyuck looks at you lovingly. Your eyes put him in a trance, stunned he’s unable to speak. The silence is unnerving and you manage to stutter
“I-It’s alright you don’t have to answer” you nervously wring out your hands and pull on your shirt.Aww man you screwed up big time, you shouldn’t have opened your big mouth. Donghyuck grabs your hands.“Stop that y/n you’re going to ruin your shirt”. Your blush at the feel of his soft and warm hands. Donghyuck and Mark pick the rest of their team members and the game is about to start. Feeling a bit brave donghyuck turns to you and says
“Honestly y/n… I Know you’re athletically challenged that it’s pathetic but I’m going to keep picking you for my team in gym class because you’re cute and i kinda like you” he says confidentley shooting you a dazzling smile. You stood there stunned and freaking out because you’re crush just confessed to you. You open your mouth to say something only to get hit in the face and you’re knocked off your feet.
“WHAT!? YOU SAID WE COULD START!”