My goal tonight was to actually have clean lifts only. No 🦆 walks. But this may be my favorite one yet.
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thing. Your mom always taught you to be kind to your neighbors. When you’re out
of town for a business trip, who’s the most likely to help babysit your cats?
Your next door neighbor. And what if one day you get kidnapped, who will be the
first to notice you go missing? Your next door neighbor, of course.
So when sweet
old Mrs. Baek moved out and was replaced with a chiseled, leather-clad, young
man, you were determined to make him your next insurance. But here’s the other
thing…you and the elderly, you guys mesh like peas in a pod! But young men your
age, particularly handsome, chiseled, leather-clad men…not so much.
leather-wearing young dudes like, Tuna?” you asked your orange tabby as you dug
your way through the ingredients in your fridge.
Your grey cat, Sundae,
purred against your legs at the sight of the open fridge. You smile at the
hungry feline before closing the fridge and picking her up into your arms.
“Sundae? Shall I
make him sundae, Sundae?” you coo, snuggling into the grey ball of fluff. You
put your cat down and settle down on the kitchen floor, thinking seriously
about making him a meal. Young men usually liked home cooked meals right?
You rise back
up, determined to start cooking. You weren’t the best cook out there, but you
weren’t bad either. Besides, it’s the thought that counts, right?
And so there you
were, at his front door with three containers full of sundae, scallion
pancakes, spicy rice cakes and a thermos full of kimchi chigae. He was bound to
like one of these. You stood at his door for another minute, trying to gather
Remember to smile.
Please don’t stutter.
Be confident, Y/N!
And then the
door flew open, catching you off guard. Your eyes grew wide as you found
yourself standing right in front of your new neighbor. He was even better
looking up close.
your stupid mouth managed to bumble out.
didn’t order anything,” he looked at you confused. You could feel your face
growing hot with embarrassment as you shook your head in reply.
“Ah, no, umm…I
meant…” you let out an exhausted sigh, closing your eyes to compose yourself. _Imagine he’s an old man. An old man like Mr.
Lee from down the street. “Hi.”
He let out an
amused chuckle. “Hello?”
You smile, a bit
relieved. He looked less scary when his eyes were curled into crescent shapes.
sorry,” he said again, breaking you away from your trance. “I’m a little busy
mutter as you watch him pass you by and enter the waiting taxi across the
You looked at
the bags of food in your arms in defeat. Sighing, you place the food by his
door. You’ll just tuck a note in there to let him know your intentions. You
were going to make him like you whether he wanted to or not.
A week passed
and you made no progress. In fact, you had actually lost your Tupperware in the
process. But were you going to give up? Absolutely not!
not!” you said aloud to Tuna and Sundae as if to reassure yourself. Ignoring
your newfound energy, the cats stretched lazily before going back to their
evening nap. You walked to your closet, hesitantly taking out your workout
without fail, your neighbor had gone running. Afterword though, he would
disappear in a taxi and wouldn’t come back until late at night. You knew this
from the two loud slams of the door he made when leaving for the day and then
coming back home. You wonder if he had even eaten your home cooking.
Nevertheless, you set your alarm clock to 5AM sharp. You were determined to be
a kind neighbor!
But at the
violent ring of your phone alarm going off at dawn, you suddenly didn’t feel so
kind. You groaned, forcing yourself to rise from the safe and warm embrace of
Tuna and Sundae who were snuggled closely across your neck and leg.
The cats groaned
at your rustling but found solace in the warm empty space you left behind. You
rolled your eyes at them, wishing you could switch places with them. Although
you had to admit, if Tuna and Sundae were in your place they probably would’ve
already been good old friends with your neighbor by now.
With one last
exhale, you changed into your workout gear and reluctantly left the house.
Outside was still cold. The sun hadn’t even risen yet. You looked across your
yard to his door. No sign of life. After standing at your door for a few
minutes you started to worry if he had already gone running.
But to your relief
his door opens and there is your handsome neighbor in his running gear that
hugs him in just the right places. You blush when he turns your way. He gives
you a slight nod before walking down his steps. You follow quickly.
You were so
determined to meet him again that you actually hadn’t planned what you were
going to say when meeting him.
started as you approached him.
you had said it too softly, but he began lightly jogging away. You blushed with
embarrassment, feeling silly after being ignored. But you were already outside
and squeezed tightly into workout clothes you hadn’t worn since last summer.
Nothing was going to stop you now!
And then he
You huffed after
him, feeling your heart beating violently against your chest as your face grew
hot with exhaustion. The cold morning air wasn’t much help as it entered your
lungs, leaving you wheezing desperately.
You slowed to a
stop, landing on the grass in defeat. By now he was already long gone out of
your sight. You heaved in disappointment, trying to catch your breath and soothe
the ache in your shins.
“Maybe this wasn’t
a good idea,” you mutter to yourself, blowing at the hair in your face. You
stretch out your legs, staring at the sky that was slowly glowing with soft
orange hues. At least you had a pretty sunrise to pacify your painful
As you watched
the sun slowly rise from the horizon, you could understand why he got up so
early. This was a pretty sight to see.
You were ready
to walk back home now when you felt a tap on your shoulder. You turned around,
tearing your eyes from the sky only to see your neighbor looking at you with
okay?” he asked, taking a seat beside you.
you quickly mumble, trying hard not to stare at the sweat running down his face
and dripping to his collar bones.
“I’m Im Jaebum
by the way,” he introduced, sticking out his hand towards you. You take his
hand gently, trying hard not to smile too widely.
before, Y/N,” Jaebum looked at you with a sheepish smile. “I didn’t mean to be
rude when I walked away suddenly.”
You shake your
head vigorously. “No, no it’s okay. I was the one who stopped by so suddenly.”
He looked at you
for a moment. “Are you sure you’re okay? You’re wheezing.”
You turned red
with embarrassment, trying to breathe less so he wouldn’t hear.
“I’m fine,” you
mutter with constricted lungs.
He laughed, his
eye curling as he patted your back soothingly. “No, please, breathe normally.
The wheezing should subside once your body finds its balance again. Do you have
You shake your
head, watching as Jaebum grabs hold of your hand, placing two fingers softly
against your pulsating wrist. You blush. His fingers are a bit rough but have a
“Must be the
cold air then. Don’t force your body to run too hard, it’ll only hurt your body
more in the long run.”
You nod softly,
glancing up at his face as he stares down at your wrist. At a closer look, he
didn’t seem as scary as he did in his leather jacket. His brown hair fell
delicately over his eyes. He was literally glowing with the sun shining on his
looking back down before he caught you. “Are you a doctor?”
He lifted his
head with a smile. “No, actually I work at a local clinic. I’m a physical
therapist for people with disabilities.”
“So you’re a
doctor,” you smiled, noticing his tone shifting as he talked about his
softly, a glint in his eyes at seeing your own smile. “Tell my parents that.”
“But you are!”
You say, trying not to yell it. “Sounds like you’re doing something great and
meaningful. What parent wouldn’t be proud of a son like you?”
He looked away
shyly. “You’re really good with your words.”
You laugh at
this. “Actually, I’m a writer. Nothing big though, just small stuff for a
“Oh really? I’d
love to read some of your stuff.”
You chuckle. “My
cats will be so relieved to know I’ve found someone new to read to.”
perked up at this. He turned to you with a wide smile. “Cats?”
“Tuna and Sundae,”
you say proudly. You could see his eyes widening with excitement.
“I have three
cats,” Jaebum said enthusiastically. “Nora, Odd, and Kunta.”
You can’t help
but squeal a little. You loved meeting fellow cat lovers. You wheezed out a
cough, your lungs constricting from the feelings of excitement. Jaebum laughed,
rubbing your back again.
“You don’t run
much do you?” he chuckled.
You blush. “Not
really. To be honest, I was just trying to talk to you…so I could formally
He grinned. “You
know you could just knock on my door, right?”
“But where’s the
excitement in that?” You joke. “I’m a writer remember?”
“Ah, of course,
“But in all
seriousness, it did feel like this was my only option. You leave so early and
don’t come home til late at night.”
“Ah yeah, sorry
about that. My schedule has been hectic since I’ve just moved in.”
“No need to
apologize. I feel sorry for your cats though.”
“Oh, I see you’re
the guilt-tripping type.”
halfway coughing again, but the pain was all worth it. I mean, look at you now,
having a better conversation than you’ve ever had with Mr. Lee or Mrs. Baek. “Did
you try the food?”
rubbing your back and gave you a thumbs up. “It was the best meal I’ve had in
You look up in
He nodded. “I’m
so grateful to have such a kind neighbor.”
“Ayy, you shouldn’t
eat random food outside your door though,” you teased, trying to hide the blush
growing from his compliment.
He chuckled. “But
you left a note.”
true,” you agreed thoughtfully.
“I’m sorry about
the containers. I’ve been meaning to give them back to you, it’s just…”
alright. Take your time, I know you’re a busy person,” you reassure him with a
smile. He looked at you, his cheeks turning slightly pink. He rubbed the nape
of his neck, looking away from you.
“I guess that
too, but…mostly, I’m just not good at talking to pretty girls.”
Your eyes widen
as your lips curl into a smile reflexively. “P-pretty?”
yelled in embarrassment, hiding his face in his arms. You laugh as his ears go
bright red. You were glad you weren’t the only one feeling shy.
“And this whole
time I thought you were going to be a scary new neighbor,” you chuckle. “Turns
out you’re just a soft cat dad.”
lifting his head from his hands. “Well, turns out you’re prettier in person.”
looking away shyly.
“I mean, kind of
a stalker too,” he added jokingly. “But seeing as you’ve suffered enough this
morning, I’ll let it slide.”
He winked at you
“You should stop
by my clinic one day,” he offered. “Some physical therapy might help you out.”
You roll your
eyes at all his teasing.
“Well, if you’re
being so kind, I’d also like to offer my hand in caring for your cats when you’re
gone. Since I work at home,” you grin mischievously. “Some human presence might
help them feel less neglected.”
you down, his mouth slightly open in dismay.
“Wow, Y/N, you’re
kind of savage.”
pretty right?” You smile sweetly. “Jaebum-sshi, I’m pretty right? Still pretty?”
conceal his smile, Jaebum rose from his seat on the grass. You laugh, watching
him walk away. You quickly rise, following after him, giggling the whole way
home as he tries his best to ignore you.
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