While Luhan is always friendly and cheerful with everyone, he always pays extra attention to the ones he is closest too…Like Xiumin, Sehun, Kai and Lay. Although not on his eternal baby list, he still watches out for them, would be his two almost babies is Kyungsoo and Chen
Luhan follows his boazi like a puppy…Like seriously…He just trails behind him like a lost child and Xiumin is his mother. Although now we see, Xiumin be more initiative in their interactions, before Luhan left for China to film (ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER) Luhan was always the one (most of the time) to try and get close to Xiumin. Now Xiumin seeks him out and they get to be lovey dovey together. Xiumin is one of the few people who would be able to put up with Luhan’s constant energy. I was watching Showtime and it was the episode when they went to eat hotpot, and there is one part when Luhan is telling Xiumin something and my mother goes “Oh look what a nice guy, listening to girlfriend so closely.” and I realized a couple of minutes later, (it was very late at night and I thought she was talking about someone in the background) that it Luhan whining to Xiumin about something. Go figure.
(This is the moment I was talking about!!)
(Death By Die Jungs Photobook)
Now, we see how Luhan treats Sehun a little differently from Xiumin. While he practically worships the ground Xiumin walks on, Sehun is the one attached to Luhan (originally) and now they have a more balanced friendship but Luhan still pays extra attention to Sehun. Sehun is like a baby brother to Luhan and it is obvious that if Sehun had a nightmare, Luhan would be a likely choice for him to curl up to. They have a strong bond as brothers and I feel like if Sehun could adopt Luhan into his own family and make his actual brother, he would. Although there are not as many blatant moments as there were in MAMA, there are still some that make me squeal. Like how Luhan will tug Sehun while on the red carpet to make sure he doesn’t get lost. (Seriously, he is a giant. Even if does take a wrong turn or something, you’d still be able to see him.)
Now with Layhan, that’s a bromance that will always run hot. The two are complete opposites, with Lay being more mellow and Luhan more hyper. They are both brutally honest, but in different way, with Luhan who will answer the question in blunt force and Lay who will take a diplomatic route. They balance each other out, and obviously know each other too well. I mean if you know what your friend needs before he even thinks about it, then you guys spend a lot of time together. I wrote a post a while back about my Layhan defining moment, when Luhan wanted to get extra potato/ cheese sticks for Lay and Chanyeol does even fight back. Recently I saw a few gifs of them at their concert, when Luhan picks up the mikes and immediately grabs one for Lay, no hesitation, and Lay just takes it, like yea this is meant for me. And the way they gossip like women, they play together. They have the ultimate bromace.
Now with Kailu, it is not as popular as the other ships, mostly because of Kaisoo and Hunhan and Xiuhan (Luhan you cheater), but Kai is still someone who is babied by Luhan. The two of them stand side by side in the middle of the line, and they both are very popular members and Luhan is always making Kai laugh. Kai is a quiet person and he is not the type to go out of his way to make friends. (At least I think). Sehun brings out the child in him, while Kyungsoo make him more mature, even if he is babied. With Luhan though, Kai has a lot of respect and he plays with him. The two of them are the faces of EXO and Kai relies on Luhan, but takes care of him as well. I feel like Jongin comes out a lot when Luhan is around. Luhan seems like the type of person who would sit down and listen to Kai talk about his dogs, just smiling softly at the boy while he blabbers for hours, and just ruffle his hair when he finally talks himself out of words. Of course, when Kai is the first to notice that Luhan is not feeling well, he sticks by Luhan, forces him to sit. He playfully distracts Luhan when he is playing games. He turns to Luhan for help when he needs some, and I highly doubt Luhan will be able to turn him away. And the two are skinship monsters, especially in EXO’s first box the basketball game. Geesh.
(Look at their magical unicorn selves)
Now onto Luhan’s almost babies: Luchen and Hansoo.
Chen is also part of the maknae line, being the 2nd maknae in EXO M and the fourth (?) in EXO itself. He doesn’t get babied by the members as much as the three other maknae line members do. When Kris was around, he would always mess with Chen a little, but he was distracted by Tao. Lay would be lost in his won world. Luhan was focused on helping Xiumin but he never forgets to pamper Chen a little, helping with his Chinese and playing along with his antics. Chen also cares for Luhan and he always looks happy to be around him. He takes what Luhan says to heart and he obviously takes care of his older brother.
(I was trying to find a gif of the time Chen gave his jacket to Luhan in Showtime because Luhan -the poor deer- was freezing as he had to wait before he could jump into the sea but I have failed -cries- )
Luhan must love squishy things, because he sure does have a fondness for Kyungsoo. Luhan is one of the members that D.O does not hold an irrevocable grudge for and will be nice to. He seriously becomes adorable when Luhan is around, and he smiles a lot more and Luhan is very touchy with him (what else is new?) and the two have a very cute relationship. The two of them have a similar vocal range and D.O obviously loves to hear Luhan sing, or at least he loves the sound of his voice. Luhan also likes to cuddle to Kyungsoo and remember when they both went to the haunted house together? wasn’t it nice when D.O abandoned Luhan but well at least he gave the ‘manly’ man a partner, so he didn’t have to go alone. I still remember his screams for Sehun and D.o. Can you imagine Luhan singing him to sleep? Because I can. Hahaha (No I haven’t played Luhan singing as I fall asleep. Why do you ask? -Nervously hides Luhan singing playlist-)
Behold Part 1 of the Luharem!
I wanted to add more pictures…But this post is super long so I’ll stop here!
Credit: to the owners of the pictures and gifs- how do you make such pretty ones?-
I wish I could say I was sorry for such a long post…but I’m not…so…Sorry not sorry!
Becasue Luhan is ship monster, with reach in places I can’t even dream of, Let’s talk about the multitude of male ships he has.
First, let’s start with EXO ships:
Xiuhan. The hyung line. Or the Luhan creeper situation. Or the I can’t keep my hands off a certain boazi, please don’t touch him I will burn you. I have to applaud Xiumin for putting up with Luhan’s clinginess. Maybe there’s a thing that Korean men exude that make Chinese men cling to them. I wonder. Anyway, Luhan likes to be close to Xiumin, whether it is out of habit, or because he’s so used to being by Xiumin that being anywhere else is weird. Xiumin is slowly starting to return Luhan’s gestures, cuddling to him and what not where before he would patiently sort of just deal with it. I guess being the only member older than Luhan is a perk. Imagine Luhan as a maknae of a group. He’d be so spoiled.
Suhan: That ship sailed from the day they debuted huh. Mr. Su “Yes my ldeal type is Luhan with long hair” ho. How’s the future girlfriend/boyfriend going to hold up being compared to Luhan? Man I don’t want to be compared to Luhan because despite his insistence, he is one pretty man. (or pretty boy :P). Suho likes to look after Luhan, and he tries to get the boy to talk sometimes, but Luhan is just to quiet. He is always listening to Luhan’s words…even if Luhan does not always listen to his.
And we have the eternal bromace of Layhan who last until the day they die. And they’ll probably rise as ghosts and haunt the rest of the SM trainees and bother them all. As someone so eloquently stated, When You have Luhan and Lay, you have two angels but when you have Layhan, let chaos ensue. (Okay, so maybe not those exact words, but it was a long time ago.) Now these two are brothers who love and care for each other a lot and will probably die before betraying one another. I hope their friendship lasts forever and that they get buried in a grave beside one another.
Baekhan is more adorable playful bundle of bubbly happiness. They are both vocal line and I wonder what they sound like in a harmony. I sort of imagine that Baekhyun would kind of just cuddle to Luhan on a random day and they would watch tv. Baekhyun does watch out for Luhan and he does listen to the wise words of his older brother.
Luchen is one of my favorite ships because Chen turns into a kitten whenever Luhan is around. He smiles and plays around with Chen, always watching out for him and giving into his whines. Chen is one of the younger members in the group, and yet he is considered the mother. This makes me feel like he spoils the other members a lot but it slips their mind that he’s just a little fetus too. But Luhan always seems to keep an eye out for him and he turns to Luhan (especially in China) for encouragement. They are both vocals for EXO M and I imagine they spend a lot of time together.
Chanyeol and Luhan are playful together and they are a lively pair. Also, Chanyeol has convinced me that Luhan tastes delicious.
Ahhh Hansoo, the squishy devil’s weakness for all things cute and Jongin. Kyungsoo lights up around Luhan and Luhan sort of cuddles to him. Kyungsoo seems more responsible but with Luhan he lets it go (LET IT GO LET IT GO CAN"T HOLD ME BACK ANYMORE) and the two are adorable together.
Taohan is a brotherly friendship. Luhan acts like a child around Tao and Tao is always like a little princess but they are like brothers who will look after each other in times of need ( *cough cough Tao sleeping on Luhan’s shoulder in the airport that one time he was so tired cough cough*) I feel like they will lean on each other a lot as Luhan is one of the most fluent Chinese members when it comes to Korean and Tao needs a little more help when it comes to Korean. Tao is also very affectionate to Luhan, always playing with him and hugging him. Tao is like a little baby that Luhan plays with when he is free from looking after his other babies. (But never fear, Oh Sehun is here, to make sure Tao gets all the TLC he needs.)
Kailu is personal one of my more favored friendships. In my head, Jongin is shy and quiet and Luhan pays attention to him, and he plays and cuddles with him and they’re generally those sexy people with really dorky personalities. Jongin is someone I see curling up to Luhan after a night of rigorous dance practice and he wants to cry so Luhan ruffles his hair and internally screams about his bed but still comforts anyway.
And for the last EXO ship of the day, we have drum roll please, the royal HUNHAN. (Yes I am an avid shipper. How do you know? Are you stalking me?) Sehun was the typical baby clinging to Luhan but he has (sadly) grown up and matured, moving on from the safety of his brother to Tao. (What is with Korean men and their fascination with Chinese men? I need to know.) However, they are still as close as ever, just not for our eyes. They are still close and super friendly, and there a little moments that make me squeal. Sehun has started to protect Luhan in the airports instead of Luhan tugging him along, Sehun also still smiles when Luhan is around and noone can take that from me. I like that the friendship between them has remained despite distance and the two of them growing into themselves. ( I also like to think that Sehun is the cause for Luhan’s clingy personality, since at the beginning Sehun was always by his side and then he got jilted when Sehun discovered he preferred pandas over deer and Luhan had to find someone to replace the hole next to him. Fanfiction. What fanfifction?)
So these were all the EXO ships…In defense of a super long post, I will stop here but should I make one Luhan and none EXO members? I have it…But I’ll wait for to tell me you want it :P
P.S Taohan gets a little more love since my evil post drafts box did not save him from my previous days of working on the posts and as a result my poor panda went missing. Thank you to th elovely anon who pointed it out. I hope you like the Taohan part!
Credits: To the owners. Wow. Gif and pics are magical. I love you.
since your the admin of Luharem right, can you write short analysis on other exo/luhan couples? specificaly with m members :)
Minseok/Lu Han is not exactly my cup of tea, but they were definitely pretty good friends. The atmosphere was there, so I understand why many people ship(ped) them.
Yifan/Lu Han is pleasantly awkward… very close, but not the buddy-buddy kind. One of my personal favourites in terms of dynamic.
Yixing/Lu Han is hands down my second most favourite, just behind SeLu. No explanation needed really. These 2 might have been long-lost, blood-related brothers or something because I’ve never seen friends this close and loyal before - in showbiz, at least.
Jongdae/Lu Han is really cute. Everyone can tell they care for and admire each other a lot.
Zitao/Lu Han is one of my ‘strange’ ships - I usually can only ship a couple if I like both of them, but it’s not the case with these 2. I quite enjoy the dynamic, it was fun while it lasted.
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