Misunderstanding pt. 1
You really dislike Kim Yongguk, your seatmate in Civics, because he cheated on one of your best friends a while ago. However, you soon learn that he wasn’t the only Yongguk to attend your high school.
- thank you to @ohkaypopthis for the help again!! <3
- pt. two will be out soon w/the dance + explanations!
- for anon who requested: yongguk enemies to lovers;;; like i said in the wips page, i really can’t imagine anyone being ‘enemies’ with yongguk, so i’m sorry if this wasn’t exactly what you wanted, i just couldn’t see any way to right an asshole yongguk
You sighed, propping your head up with your fist as you did your best to not fall asleep in Civics. What can you say? High school was boring.
Next to you, your seatmate and lowkey asshole Kim Yongguk scribbled something in his notebook, taking notes furiously, making you roll your eyes. One of your best friends, who happened to go to a different school, had been dating Yongguk for a while, only to find out that he’d been cheating on her. You’d been shocked that your quiet seatmate would do something so heartless, but your friend had begged you not to say anything, preferring to leave the whole thing behind you.
Back to Mr. Asshole Kim Yongguk. You glanced over as he scribbled away, tongue peeking out slightly as he concentrated, and you looked quickly back to the front of the classroom. You’d never admit it to your friend, out of loyalty to her, but when you’d first met Kim Yongguk back at the beginning of the year, you’d developed a tiny crush on him.
Once you found out what a jerk he was, you pushed it to the side, not wanting to cause drama or issues, but you couldn’t deny that he was cute.
As the teacher wrapped up class and the bell rang, you watched Yongguk shut his notebook and stuff his things into his bag, his best friend Shihyun joining him cheerfully.
“Oh, (y/n),” Shihyun paused, leaning over to you, “do you know if we have a test in math tomorrow?” You shared a few classes with Shihyun, and while Yongguk may have been an asshole, his best friend was one of the nicest guys you’d ever met.
“I don’t think so,” you replied, taking out your planner to check, “yeah, we don’t.”
“There’s an essay due tomorrow in English, though,” Shihyun smiled sheepishly, “ah, I haven’t even started.”
“It was assigned a month ago, though,” Yongguk commented, not even sparing Shihyun a glance as he slung his backpack over his shoulder. You frowned slightly at Yongguk’s flippant attitude, giving Shihyun a smile.
“It’s cool, you’ll probably do fine,” you reassured him with a smile.
The three of you exited the classroom, going your separate ways.
A few days later, you were sitting in math class with Shihyun, the two of you talking quietly, as the teacher passed out some worksheets for the class to work on.
“Hey, I actually have a question that I’ve been worrying about for a while,” Shihyun mentioned casually, setting his pencil down to face you, “do you , like, not like Yongguk or something? What’s up with that?”
You shrugged, “to be honest, yeah, I don’t really like him.”
Shihyun made a noise in the back of his throat, “I’ve never actually met a person that didn’t at least get along with him,” he commented, “I mean, I’m sure you have a valid reason, but the dude is just so… polite.”
You scoffed, “he cheated on my best friend, I wouldn’t talk about polite.”
Shihyun frowned at that, “(y/n), are you sure you’re talking about Yongguk?” He asked, “Yongguk hasn’t ever dated before, and I’ve known him my whole life.”
“Well, her ex’s name was Yongguk, and he definitely went to our school,” you replied, “there’s no other guy.”
Shihyun shook his head, “I’m positive that you’ve got the wrong guy. That’s not something Yongguk would do—he’s too innocent for that.”
You shrugged, “well, if it’s truly not him, then I have nothing against him, but until them, I don’t like the guy.”
The next day in math, Shihyun took his seat next to you with a triumphant look on his face. “I knew it wasn’t Yongguk,” he said proudly, showing you his phone, “your friend dated Bang Yongguk. He went to school here for a while, but he graduated, which is why there’s now only one Yongguk attending this school.”
You squinted at the picture, making a face. It was of this Bang Yongguk’s yearbook picture, definitely from your school, and definitely not Kim Yongguk.
“Fine, I concede,” you nodded, handing Shihyun back his phone, “I guess he’s not a total asshole.”
“You know, (y/n), you should try actually talking to him,” Shihyun replied casually, tucking his phone into his back pocket, “I think you’ll find him a lot more interesting than you think.”
“So, I guess you’re really into Civics, huh?” you asked Yongguk casually as the two of you worked through a worksheet.
Yongguk glanced up at you, surprised that you were talking to him. “H-huh?”
“Because you’re always taking notes,” you explained, gesturing towards his thick notebook. “I figured you’d be into this class, then.”
Yongguk shrugged, responding quietly, “not particularly, but I can’t afford to do poorly in this class, so I tend to do way more than what’s necessary.”
You smiled at that, “the other day, Shihyun was bragging to me about you, it was cute.”
Yongguk blushed, covering his face in embarrassment, “he’s so strange, I’m so sorry. He’s like a mother, I swear.”
You laughed at that, patting Yongguk on the back, “it’s fine. Shihyun just… has a different way of expressing his love for people.”
“He practically choked Tolbi one time because he was so enthusiastic about hugging him,” Yongguk shook his head with a fond smile.
“Oh!” Yongguk’s face rearranged into a brilliant smile, and you felt your insides squirm a bit at the sight, “Tobli is my cat! He’s the sweetest thing in the world, gets a little grumpy at times, but you know, that’s how cats are.” Yongguk whipped out his phone to show you his lockscreen—a picture of a black and white cuddled in some pillows.
You smiled, a weird feeling in your stomach as Yongguk peered fondly down at his lockscreen.
Now that Kim Yongguk wasn’t an asshole, you welcomed back the butterflies in your stomach with open arms—you were totally crushing on Kim Yongguk and the dude would barely look twice at anyone who wasn’t his cat.
You griped about this to Shihyun on practically a daily basis, especially now that there was a big dance coming up. You’d briefly entertained the idea of asking Yongguk—Shihyun had encouraged you to—but you ultimately decided against it, figuring that the inevitable rejection wasn’t worth it.
The day before the dance, you were getting ready to go home, putting your things into your locker when you noticed something taped to the front of it. It was an envelope, and you carefully opened it, eyes widening when you saw two tickets to the dance inside, the envelope marked with a little drawing of a cat. A huge smile crossed your face as you looked down at the tickets, realizing that maybe the rejection hadn’t been so inevitable.
part two coming soon!