You realize that, all along, you’d been blinded to the vibrancy
of the hues in sunsets. You hadn’t noticed how much the forest shimmered in
shades of shocking green. Mountains melted into soft blues and grays, bleeding
into the rivers below. Nature became utterly overwhelming.
You see, you hadn’t ever had to describe the world around
you to someone else before.
But when V - Jihyun - asked you to, it was as if he had opened
a door to another world. An entirely different Earth.
And you loved it.
Befriending a blind man had taught you so much about your
own assumptions. Being blind didn’t make your senses stronger; it made you more
aware of what you could already sense. It was Jihyun who had shown you how much
you took for granted by pointing out the things that had always been there.
His soft fingers traced your collarbone, swirling around the
skin on your shoulder. His neatly trimmed nails brushed gently against the
surface of your body. You shivered, feeling your heartbeat pick up speed. Your
nostrils flared as you noticed how warm his hands were. A flush of your own
warmth spread across your cheeks.
“Touch is more noticeable when you’re paying
attention,” he explains.
His hand brushed up your neck slowly. Your muscles twitched,
reacting to the sensation of his fingers on your skin. Your breath catches in your throat.
“When you start paying attention, you notice other
Using his thumb, he pressed into your chin, reaching his
forefingers out to the corners of your jaw. His hands gently explored your
face, feeling the curve of your brow and the bridge of your nose. His eyelids
fluttered, and you noticed his nostrils flaring as he pursed his lips.