You slowly enter the
practice room, hoping you’re not bothering the members from practice. You first
peep your head in to see if they’re doing anything. It turns out you didn’t
need to be so cautious entering. The members were running around and chasing
each other, jumping on each other’s backs, and spinning in circles on the
floor. They barely noticed you entered until Chan stopped and greeted you
loudly. A wave of “hi Y/N!!!!” hit you as you walked towards them.
“Why are you here Y/N?”
“Jihoon asked me to
pick something up for him.” You said as you held up a plastic bag containing
Jihoon’s favorite noodles from that one shop near your apartment.
“He’s in the booth, as
usual.” Seungcheol said, pointing behind him over the stairs that lead to the
recording studio. You wave the members bye and head up the stairs. You look
through the glass door to see Jihoon sitting in the booth writing notes on his
lyrics sheet. He didn’t notice you until you tapped on the window. The corners
of his mouth twitched as he took off his headphones.
“Hi Y/N.” he greeted
“Here’s your noodles.”
You said as you presented the bag to him with both hands and a grin plastered
on your face. He took the bag and placed it on the empty spot at the end of the
table. He began to take out the contents of the bag before he stopped and
looked over at you.
“What are you listening
to these days?” Jihoon asked, trying to sound nonchalant.
“What are you listening
to these days?” Jihoon asked again.
“I don’t know. Just
whatever is on the radio, I guess.”
“Come here.” Jihoon
said, setting down his chopsticks. “Go in the booth.” He directed, pointing to
the door of the recording booth. You comply and walk in. Through the glass, he
gestured for you to put on the headphones. You did as he instructed and waited
for his next cue. Jihoon pressed a few buttons on the keyboard in front of him.
Before he played the song, he went on the speaker.
“This is for you. Listen
You were confused at
first but then Jihoon’s soft voice filled your ears.
song are you listening to, who is the singer
Who do you like these days-
You stare at him through the glass as
you listen to the lyrics carefully. His voice was smooth and calming against
the simple beat.
Jihoon scribbled something on a notepad
and held it against the window.
-What do you think?-
A shy smile covered his face as he tried
to avoid your eyes. You just kept staring at him as the song played.
When the song finished, you stood there
for a minute to think about the lyrics. Jihoon had to knock on the window to
get you out of your daze. You took off the headphones and walked out of the
“So…What did you think?” he asked shyly.
“It was nice. I liked it.”
The room fell silent and awkward.
“So, is this your way of confessing or something…?”
you awkwardly laugh.
“Yeah, I guess.” He responded nervously,
rubbing the back of his neck.