Touch : LCK
Anon: Can I request I.M and you first starting out the relationship but he’s very shy about skinship or displays of affection of any kind ie. looking into your eyes in a loving way or saying you are his gf, he holds your hand but doesnt really make it look like you’re dating, so you start to feel insecure and break down secretly about it and he finds you crying in the room and is really surprised?
The door bell rang, announcing a visitor to the cafe you worked at for that summer.
“Good morning, sir…” you trailed off, realizing the ‘sir’ that you just greeted isn’t just any ‘sir’.
Even though he had his hoodie over his head and his sunglasses over his eyes, you could recognize him easily.
“I’d like two Cappuccinos” he ordered and you internally fought yourself to keep your focus on the screen in front of you.
“Anything else?” You smiled nervously at him and he took off his sunglasses as he shook his head, smiling back at you.
You stared into his eyes for a few seconds before quickly looking away and proceeding to make his drinks.
“You’re holding the cup upside down, y/n” your colleague notified you and you quickly fixed the cup.
“Focus, y/n. Focus” you mumbled to yourself.
Finally, the drinks were ready. You carried them carefully to the counter where Changkyun waited to pick them up.
“Two Cappuccinos” you smiled.
You almost placed them on the table, but you just had to knock them over, making them spill everywhere.
“Oh my god! I’m so sorry!” You gasped, grabbing a bunch of tissues and walking to the other side of the counter to wipe the spilled coffee.
“What’s your name?” You heard him ask as he knelt down in front of you, wiping the floor.
“M-me?” You asked him in disbelief. He nodded.
“Y/n” you smiled at him.
“Y/n, you can go make the drinks. I’ll clean up” your colleague told you and both of you and Changkyun stood up.
You ran back in, making the coffee again for Changkyun. After you were done, you placed the cups extra carefully on the counter.
“No no! It’s on me” you told him declining the cost of the coffee.
“It’s nothing really” he chuckled but you shook your head making him place his wallet back in his pocket.
“I’ll be back in a minute” he told you and you nodded.
You waited impatiently for him, curious of what he went to do. You smiled to yourself and covered your mouth, squealing.
“That guy looks so familiar. Is he an idol?” Your colleague asked and you looked at him.
“He is! He’s Monsta X’s I.M!” You exclaimed and he opened his mouth in realization.
You were about to fangirl more, but you quickly held it all in when you saw Changkyun walk back into the shop.
“Here. Make sure you come. I’d like to see you” he smiled slightly at you before leaving the shop.
You looked down at the VIP concert ticket that he placed on the counter, trying to believe what just happened.
You smiled at the sweet memory of how you and Changkyun met eight months ago. You smiled wider when you heard the fans that were waiting by the gate cheer loudly, announcing the boys’ arrival.
You rolled down your car window and watched him walk out of the gate, trying to greet as many of his fans as possible.
The boys quickly waved at you before walking to their car. You waved back at them then got out of your car, running towards Changkyun and wrapping your arms around his waist tightly. You knew everyone was taking pictures, but you didn’t mind that at all. You wanted the whole world to know about your relationship.
“Let’s get in. People are watching” he told you quietly, not hugging you back.
You frowned as you pulled away and he just walked to your car, placing his luggage in your trunk then getting in the driver’s side. You got in the passenger’s seat and he drove away.
“I missed you” he glanced at you and your heart fluttered.
“I missed you, too” you replied shyly.
“Let’s go somewhere fun tomorrow. A theme park or a carnival maybe?” He suggested.
“You should rest. You just came back from tour” you pouted and he chuckled.
“I’m fine as long as you’re next to me” he smiled and you stared at him in admiration.
“Home sweet home!” Changkyun yelled the moment he stepped into his and your apartment.
You giggled, placing his backpack on the couch. He walked to the bedroom, placing his suitcase next to the closet before throwing himself on the bed.
“Changkyunie” you cooed as you walked into the bedroom and laid next to him on the bed. You waited for him to wrap his arms around you, kiss you, or at least look at you. But as usual, he didn’t do any of that. You moved next to him and attempted to stroke his face, but he got up quickly as if running away from you.
“I’ll take a shower” he said quietly as he walked to the bathroom.
You huffed and ran a hand through your hair. You got up and sat in the living room, watching TV while trying to forget that stinging feeling in your heart.
Ever since you got with Changkyun, he never held your hand or hugged you. He hasn’t even kissed you. Not even once. And thinking about that made you feel wronged somehow.
A while later, Changkyun walked into the living room and sat down on the couch next to you.
“My company’s having a party tomorrow. They invited you. Would you like to go with me?” He asked, not looking at you.
“Sure, yeah” you replied.
The next night, you and Changkyun were ready for the party. Wearing your best dress and jewelry, you hoped to attract him to you more. Maybe he would wrap an arm around your waist, or kiss you right behind your ear after whispering how beautiful you looked. You hoped for that to happen.
“Changkyun! And y/n! Nice to see you two” Jooheon greeted and you smiled at him.
“You look so amazing” he told you, glancing at Changkyun. You laughed lightly as Changkyun pushed him playfully.
“Alright alright!” Jooheon laughed.
You frowned slightly at everyone holding their dates. And then there you were, following Changkyun like a little puppy.
Slow music started playing and everyone grabbed their partner. You kept glancing at Changkyun who was standing next to you by the mini bar, waiting for him to ask to dance with him.
“Won’t you dance with y/n?!” Hyungwon asked Changkyun and you anticipated his answer. He just smiled at Hyungwon slightly and kept watching everyone dance.
You stood there next to him, holding back your tears. You hated that. He can’t even look at you for longer than two seconds.
“I’ll go to the washroom” you faked a smile at him before walking to the washrooms.
You got into one of the stalls and soon after you heard a group of girls get in the washrooms.
“You saw Changkyun and y/n. Seems like they’re on a fight or something” one of them said and you shut your eyes tightly.
“They didn’t even dance! I wonder what’s up with them” another one asked.
“It’s clear! She’s with him for his fame and money! And he’s probably keeping her for her looks” the third one told them and your eyes filled up with tears.
You waited inside the stall until they left. You got out and looked at yourself in the mirror. You took a deep breath and reapplied your lipstick before leaving the washrooms.
On your way back to the party, your heart felt heavy and your vision got blurry. You covered your mouth to stop yourself from sobbing. All of a sudden, your tears were smudging your make up and you had to sit down in the hallway.
You thought of what you heard the girls say earlier and you just cried. You thought of how people viewed your relationship. You loved Changkyun for him. Not for his fame nor money.
You kept crying. You’ve been holding this crying for eight months. You couldn’t stop the tears that kept flowing.
“Y/n!” You heard his voice and it only made you cry harder.
“Y/n!” His voice got closer and you quickly wiped your tears and stood up.
“Y/n-” he stopped calling when he saw you standing where you were.
“Where were you?! I was worried…” he trailed off. You avoided his gaze.
“Why are you crying?” He asked.
“It’s nothing. Let’s just go back” you walked past him. You felt his hand grab your shoulder and you shivered.
“What is it?” He asked again. You turned around and looked him in the eye.
“Changkyun do you see me as a woman? Do you like me as a woman?” You asked and he frowned.
“Of course! What are you even asking?”
“Then why can’t you hold my hand? Why don’t you dance with me? Why don’t you hug me? You don’t even look at me like all boyfriends do!” You broke down and he just stared at you, frowning.
“That is..I’m just worried you might not like that. I thought maybe it will make you feel uncomfortable somehow” he explained quietly.
“We’re dating, Changkyun”
“I know! But still! I worry about your feelings! I never wanted you to feel uncomfortable because of me or think of me as someone who would love you for your body only or anything like that!” He told you. You looked into his eyes and you can see the sincerity in them.
“Because I love you for you, y/n. I love your smile and I love your bubbly personality” he told you quietly as he wiped your tears. You just smiled at him and looked at your feet.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t know that bothered you” he whispered, wrapping his arms around you tightly and kissing the top of your head.
Your heart exploded. You never knew how lovely it felt to be in his arms, so close to his chest.
“From now on, I’ll show you how much I’m into you with every way possible, y/n” he smiled down at you.
After that talk with Changkyun, you fixed your makeup and went back to the party, your arm intertwined with Changkyun.
“Would you like to dance with me?” He asked you and you nodded.
He took your hand and pulled you to the middle of the dance floor. You placed your hands behind his neck and he placed his around your waist. You smiled at each other lovingly, before Changkyun started glancing at your lips.
His hands slowly moved from your waist to your face and held it softly. You closed your eyes as his face got closer to yours. And the moment he kissed you, you felt like time had stopped.
After that kiss, everything changed. Changkyun couldn’t keep himself from you. He hugged you every chance he got. He looked at you in admiration whenever you laughed or smiled. He held your hand tightly to make sure you won’t walk away.
And he kissed you whenever he felt his love for you was overwhelming.