How Would Exo Realise They’re in Love With Their S/O
He would realise as he is planning a big surprise for their birthday. While making the final preparations he would realise he had spent a month or so making sure that it would go absolutely perfect and kind of realised he had gone a bit over the top. It would just clue into him that he wanted it to go so well because he loved them and he wanted them to have a really good day they’d remember fondly.
He would figure it out when he is low. After a long day, or a practice that didn’t go well, or some other kind of failure that weighed heavily on his shoulders he would find himself planning to go home but his thoughts would be with them. He’d realise slowly that he wanted to be with them and end up just going to where they are, not calling before hand and just showing up unexpectedly. When he saw their face as they answered the door, a little shocked but happy to see him nonetheless, he would know.
He would figure it out while they were helping him pull a prank on another member of the group. It wouldn’t be that they did anything special that day or that they were doing anything differently than normal. It would happen on a random day; they had just run off and were hiding somewhere to escape the wrath of Kyungsoo. He would turn to look at them and realise that he felt a little differently than normal while gazing at them. He would feel warm, safe, and it would be one of those slow motion moments where it just kind of clicks in.
He would truly realise it the first time he had to leave them for an extended period of time while they toured. He wouldn’t realise it until he was already on the plane and he realised he wanted to hug them for another five minutes just to memorise the way they felt. It would just dawn on him that he already missed them and he had just said goodbye and the answer he would find as to why is that he loves them and that separation is hard.
For Kyungsoo there wouldn’t be a particular situation that caused him to realise it. It would be subtle and one day he’d realise that he had felt that way for awhile now though would not be able to recall what made him feel that way. He would be pretty sure there was no particular trigger. It would be that this other person earned his love, trust and affection over time. The realisation that he had loved them for awhile would cause a small smile to appear.
He would realise it suddenly as he sat at his computer, looking over the compositions he had made over the past year or so. One by one, he could pinpoint the ones that had been influenced by them. He could see where they had begun to slip right into the music he was writing and knew now that the evidence was right in front of him that he had loved them for awhile now.
He would realise after they had gotten into a disastrous fight that ended their relationship. He realised he’d be alone all evenings now, because he had spent most of his free ones at their apartment, and realise that they were not there. It would hit him at once, their absence, loneliness, and even feeling a bit helpless like he didn’t know what to do with himself. After multiple days of dwelling on this, he’d go ask Suho, or someone equally trust-able, to help him apologise and ask them to come back.
He would realise he loved his significant other on a pretty normal morning. He would be sitting across from them at the breakfast bar and just smile as he watched them sigh happily after taking their first sip of their beverage of choice for the morning. He’d think to himself how much he loved their smile and the subtle joy they let show whenever they experienced a small thing that made them happy. It’d just occur to him that he loved living with this other person and that he loved them and all the little things they did.
He would realise as he went to pick up a coffee for them to drop off at work. It would occur to him right after he made the order and paid that he hadn’t needed to even think or ask them what their favourite coffee was. He just knew. It was like how he knew a lot of their favourite things as well as so much about them as a person. As he left the shop he would realise that he had learned all these things about them and committed them to memory because he loved them and that because being in love had caused him to want to know those kinds of things.