there’s something about even’s little nod in this scene
because even knows. he’s not oblivious, he notices the way isak reacts to his presence, to him. he’s been noticing him for weeks, weeks before they first met. he saw the way isak was when he came over to his place the previous week, he saw the look in his eyes, the light in his eyes, he saw the way he smiled and laughed, he noticed the changes in his voice. he probably memorized his facial expressions and the things he said last friday. kept replaying them in his mind every single day, in class, before going to bed, when he was with other people
earlier in that episode, when he came to give isak his snapback, in a matter of seconds, he understood that isak hadn’t told his friends he had gone to his place, he understood that he didn’t want them to know. because he sees and understands. he remembered the cardamom on the cheese toasties five weeks later, how they were sitting on the floor of his room as they ate them, he remembered isak saying he had a drop of water in his throat, he remembered isak talking about parallel universes. because he pays such close attention to isak and the way he looks and moves and speaks and all the things he says
do you think that even, who saw this boy on the first day of school, who was probably looking forward to seeing him even when it was just at school, in public, in rooms and hallways with other students, would not notice how isak was acting? notice the way he’s been looking at him the moment he showed up at his place for the pregame? the way he starred at him when he kissed sonja and looked at him straight in the eyes? how tensed he was as he told him about sonja and how they’d been together for years? the intonation of his voice as he said his okay’s (been together since we were 15. okay. can’t dump her. okay). do you think that even who’s been desperately trying to spend time alone with this boy he was falling for would not notice the smile that spread all over isak’s face when he realized that even was messing with him, the smile he was trying to stop it, in vain? do you think he would not sense his attraction to him? the vulnerability?
of course even notices. and since he came to see isak in his kitchen, he’s only been kidding, pretending not to be serious. but with that little nod, he grows more serious. with that little nod, it’s like he’s saying i see you, i see it, i’ve seen you for a while. it’s reassuring. it’s okay. it’s understanding. i know, isak. i know. me too
EXO’s Reaction to You Falling Asleep on Them at a Party
Not one to go to parties often, Xiumin would be somewhat pleased when he realized you were asleep on his shoulder. He’d use your tiredness as an excuse to leave. Gently shaking you awake, he’d hold your hand and lead you to the door, happy to be out of the obnoxious club. Once you were in the car, he’d give you a thumbs up for falling asleep and giving him an out so you didn’t have to stay there.
Definitely more of a party-goer, Chen would be a bit annoyed that you had fallen asleep on him when he sat down to drink with you. He’d nudge you a little to wake you up, raising his eyebrows. When he saw how tired you looked, he’d concede, slowly leading you out of the house and into the car. You’d apologize but he’d just shrug it off, acting like he hadn’t wanted to stay so you wouldn’t feel bad.
Though enjoying being the center of attention at the party, Baekhyun would put your health before his eagerness to be the star. When he saw you dozing off on his shoulder he’d gently shake you awake. “Wanna leave?” he’d ask quietly. When you sheepishly nodded he wouldn’t hesitate to scoop you up in his arms and carry you through the door, waving goodbye to everyone as you two left.
Chanyeol enjoys socializing, however parties were never his forte. He’d stay by you most of the night, following you when you sat down on the couch to relax. He’d start talking with you, not realizing you had fallen asleep on him until twenty minutes later. He’d smile, admiring how adorable you looked, before waking you up and carefully escorting you out of the booze-filled house and into the car.
Also not big into parties, Lay’s favorite part of the whole night would be when you fell asleep against his shoulder. He’d finish his drink quickly and kiss your cheek, waking you up. “Come on, baobei, let’s go,” he’d say, gesturing to the door. As he drove you back to your house, he wouldn’t be able to help himself from asking (his amazement obvious) how you managed to fall asleep with the loud music blasting around you in the bar.
More of a silent observer than a partaker during such social events, D.O would be secretly happy that you had fallen asleep on him. He was getting bored watching drunk girls grind on tipsy guys, but didn’t know how to leave without being rude. He’d slowly lead you through the mess of sweaty, wasted 20-somethings and to the exit, giggling at how ridiculous everyone looked.
For some reason, Suho would turn into a giddy, giggling mess when he saw you snuggled so comfortably against his shoulder. “J-Jagiya~ What are you doing? We’re at a party!” he’d say, gesturing to the room filled with neon lights and terrible music. You’d just look at him, your expression tired, and he’d take the hint. On the way back home, he’d still be giggling, shaking his head at the fact that you had fallen asleep during a literal party.
Kai enjoys a good party now and then, and wouldn’t realize you had fallen asleep on him until he got up and realized you had tipped over onto the couch. He’d bite back his laughter as he helped you up, asking if you wanted to leave. When you said yes, he’d nod understandingly. For weeks after, he’d bring it up, imitating how you had fallen over while laughing way too hard.
Sehun would be..put out..that you had decided now was the perfect moment to fall asleep on him. He’d wake you up, asking you flatly if you wanted to leave. When you said yes, he’d nod, reluctantly saying goodbye to his friends and escorting you out of the house. You could tell he was annoyed, however he didn’t want to make you feel bad so he wouldn’t bring it up, soon forgetting about the incident entirely.