MC being avoidant of something that is obviously affecting her? Like whenever any of the boys (RFA) try to bring it up she flat out denies or changes the subject and she's set on being stubborn pretending nothing's affecting her even though it's clearly eating her away. They later find out she doesn't want to talk about it b/c she doesn't want to cry in front of them and appear weak b/c they've always seen her a someone strong and she doesn't want to tarnish that image they have of her.
- Something had been bothering you all week, and it came to the point where he was tired of you denying everything he noticed.
- “MC.. There’s clearly something wrong. You can tell me.”
- You removed yourself from the room instantly.
- What he didn’t know is that when you went into the bathroom, you tried to keep the tears away.
- Throughout everything, all the scandals he had been through, you had been strong for him.
- You never wanted him to see the weak side of you.
- You kept blinking, to the point where it hurt, and rubbing your eyes violently.
- The door creaked, Zen skulked into the room.
- “Hey, shh.. There’s no need for that, my princess.”
- He held you from behind, and that’s where you lost it.
- “A small point of sadness doesn’t make the strength disappear, baby. Cry if you need to.”
- You did, and he comforted you in there until you told him everything.
- He gets angry when people keep secrets from him, to the point where he could let his rage flow out without controlling it.
- And your secrecy was driving him to madness.
- This time, when you said that you were fine, he slammed his hand against the desk.
- “Something’s wrong with you!”
- You looked up, lips quivering, at the enraged man stood in front of you.
- He realised what he did, and removed the tension from his slim face.
- “Just tell me.”
- You stayed silent.
- You looked like you were about to say something, but you shut your mouth before any words came out.
- “Fucking hell..” He muttered under his breath.
- Then you just stood up, and yelled out, “Maybe I don’t want to bother you. Do you ever consider that?”
- It was his turn to go quiet.
- “I’ll never be bothered by what’s on your mind.”
- After that night, you told him everything and he listened finely.
- Your sorrow made her feel worse about herself, like she wasn’t good enough.
- So there was a clear friction and separation in the relationship until you told her.
- You’d only be in the same room when you’d share the bed.
- And one day she couldn’t keep it all in.
- She just burst out crying, all over the paperwork she had to fill in.
- When you walked in to get a book, her tears made your own fall.
- And so you were both crying, for no apparent reason, until she spoke first.
- “You never tell me what’s wrong.”
- “I never wanted you to see me cry.”
- “Now I have, so can you please just tell me? I hate this.”
- So you did.
- And she gripped onto every word.
- And when you finished, she just hugged you.
- “Do you feel better?” You asked.
- “Whenever you do.” She replied.
- You had helped him through the mourning of his cousin, through his encounter with Mint Eye, through all the suffering he was placed under.
- Now it was your turn, and you sure as hell didn’t want him finding out what happened to you.
- So whenever he wanted to take you out somewhere, you made some sort of excuse and hid yourself away.
- And it broke this boy’s heart.
- Honestly, he thought you were going to break up with him.
- So when he managed to convince you to tell him, he was so thankful.
- And he just cuddled you, until you felt better.
- He didn’t speak often but when he did it was just a question of comfort.
“Do you want another marshmallow?”
- He already knew what was wrong, and was merely waiting to see how long it would take for you to talk to him about it.
- But as the days got longer, and the conversations became less and less connected, he felt ashamed that he wasn’t someone you could trust.
- He managed to get a few hours off work, so was watching a movie when you came home.
- “She wasn’t a good enough friend anyway.” He stated.
- And you just broke down.
- He stood up and quickly ran over to embrace you.
- “She-Why did she do that?”
- “Because she’s a bitch.”
- “You should tell me. You should know from my life, what bottling up your feelings does to you.”
- And as soon as the serious conversation was over, he was back to joking around with you.