[fic] but i could stay for longer if you wanted me to
SEUNGCHUCHU WEEK Day 3/8 → communication
the first letter came with a promise to make seunggil fall for its writer.
I like you. Don’t be too shocked (even though I was too at first).
The letters sit steadily on the pale blue lines of the paper, slanted, like middle-school children sitting back-to-back with each other on a bench. Seunggil can practically hear the high-pitched singing in the excited sweeps of their l’s and f’s.
He shoves the letter into his pocket as Seungmin hooks her chin over his shoulder. “Nothing,” he mutters.
“I came all the way to pick you up,” she says, “I’m going to cry if it’s an eviction notice.”
“It’s illegal to evict someone without prior notice,” he says as he gathers his things.
“It should be illegal to have a personality as bad as yours,” she says over her shoulder.
He sprawls out on the backseat of her tiny Honda the moment the door slams shut behind him. The letter seems to burn in his pocket. Non-skaters aren’t easily allowed into the rink locker room, and in general his fans respect his privacy (though that’s more out of fear than anything).
What’s with that kind of opening anyway? “Don’t be too shocked”? Are they implying Seunggil thinks that lowly of himself? It’s that fact, more than anything, that gnaws at him for a full ten minutes, until he gives in and yanks the letter out.
Right now, I bet you’re thinking, what a wimp this person is, not having the courage to straight-up confess to my face, if they’re not even that confident in themself, they can’t be a worthwhile person to consider.
What. Is he that easy to read?
But I’ll have you know, it’s not at all because I’m not confident!! The opposite actually. I’m pretty confident that even without revealing my name or my face, I can make you fall for me through my words alone (lol).
Prepare yourself, Lee Seunggil!
“What are you smiling at?” Seungmin says, with a glance at the mirror.
“I’m not smiling,” he says. He folds the letter up along the writer’s pre-creased lines and puts it back into the envelope.