stay the night - jaehyun
summary; your parents are out of town for the weekend and your friend–wait….maybe jaehyun is something…..more than just a friend to you…?
genre; fluff, next door neighbour jaehyun aaaAAA
a/n; this is ½ requests for @oohsehun !! i hope you like the NCT and wanna one scenarios!!!
jaehyun is actually one of my nct (127) biases (the other is winwin lmao)
You really didn’t think your parents trusted you. Well of course they trusted you. But….with the house? By yourself? For the entire weekend, Friday to Monday? It was crazy. Last time you were left alone you got stuck on the roof and you had to get Mrs Jung to help you down. But that was when you were younger. There are now locks to the attic. And the window that gets you onto the roof. But you always find yourself up there. With who? Jaehyun. Close friend for most of your life. Always there when you needed to rant to anyone, always there to tell you it’s gonna be ok, and always there to make your heart go that special kind of boom-boom. He was also there to talk about weir things he had seen in the sky. But. That’s not the important part. The important part is, yes, over the years, you fell for Jaehyun. Fuck. But like every fairy-tale trope, you couldn’t exactly tell him. If you did, and he didn’t like you back in that way? Friendship = probably made awkward then ruined.
“A whole weekend?! Are they serious?!”
“Yeah…they just left a couple hours ago…5pm I think…I never thought they would let me do it again after last time…”
“That was a disaster.”
“I’m sorry! I didn’t know you can’t put soup in a microwave.”
“You see? This is exactly the reason why your parents told me to move in with you guys one time.”
“Jaehyun that was a joke and the only reason why they wanted you to “move in” was because you cook spicy pork really well. You couldn’t tell but I was doing air quotation marks.”
“Of course you were…are you going to be alright by yourself?”
“I’ll be fine! Trust me…”
It only took 5 minutes. 5 minutes. And then you weren’t ok. You weren’t fine. You were tearing up, crouching on a chair in the kitchen, phone in hand, equipped with an electric fly swatter. Yep….only one explanation to that…and that is?
[9:10 PM] from Y/n 😇🤗: jAEHYUN THERES A BUG IN MY KITCHEN IT’S MOVING AND I’M REALLY SCARED I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS HELP
[9:10 PM] from JaeYuk🍖: y/n wtf….it’s not even been 5 minutes…
[9:10 PM] from Y/n 😇🤗: jAEEEEEEEEE HELP
[9:10 PM] from JaeYuk🍖: …………….i’ll be over in a minute….
You could tell that Jaehyun was sighing. You could definitely tell that he let out one of those long, un-interrupted sighs that he normally does when you do something stupid or weird. And the weird thing about this was that he actually took a minute. Running from his house to yours in his adidas joggers, a random jumper and his vans, he was at your door when the time hit 9:11 PM. Well…was he planning to go over to yours already? It doesn’t take him that quick to get to yours. Anyways, running round the back to the garden door, the lock clicked, and he quickly closed it after him so none of the cold air gets in. Then, he just sees you, aiming to throw the electric fly swatter at the bug.
“Oh, no, easy tiger…don’t throw the swatter. That’s not the brightest of things to do…”
“Jae what else do I do?! I’ve done everything!!”
“Throwing the god damn fly swatter wouldn’t help anyone or anything, Y/n.”
“Then get it!!”
Jaehyun said, picking up a spare glass and piece of paper, placing the glass over the bug, then sliding the paper underneath, so that he could place it outside. Closing the door, you still….had the damn fly swatter in your hand.
“Are you going to put the fly swatter down now?”
“It’s gone. It was only a beetle.”
“Only a beetle?! You say it like it was nothing…”
“Because it was only nothing!”
“Oh come on Jae…you know I don’t like bugs. Or beetles.”
It was…actually true. You didn’t like beetles, or bugs, or both. The only exceptions would probably be ladybugs, butterflies and bumblebees and that’s mainly it. Anything else can go fuck itself. With something sharp and sand paper-y. You sighed, putting the fly swatter down, looking to your phone. 9:14PM. Only just 9:14PM. God…this was going to be a long weekend.
“Have you eaten?”
“Hm? Yeah…I ate with my parents before they left.”
You sighed, standing up to walk into the front room. Your arms were raised over your head, stretching yourself out. Man, you kind of sat on that chair for a while…it’s not that comfortable. Jaehyun followed in, kicking his shoes off and then proceeding to sit on the sofa.
“Jae I just realised something…you came here quickly. Like…you took exactly one minute, like you said…you couldn’t have gotten out of bed that quickly…”
“Yeah…well…I was actually planning on coming over anyways.”
“It’s friday…I got nothing to do.”
Ha, Jung Jaehyun, you god damn liar. Yeah, he was kind of telling the truth with the boredom bit, he was pretty bored at home in bed. But…he was also coming over just to be with you, to be in your company. Just to at least have his arm over your shoulder, and you asleep. Those moments are nice. But the moments where you two just lie awake talking nonsense about the world, laughing to each other. Those are nice too. The best moment, are those two moment scenarios combined. You’re just lying in his arms while he’s just talking nonsense about anything and everything, with nothing making sense. A lot of people, including your parents ask you if you and Jaehyun are a thing, in which you reply with a short and brazen no. But with those little scenarios, of course people are going to ask. Sometimes people associate those things with couples and stuff, not friends. Of course, you two have been doing that ever since you were little, so nothing was weird or anything, you two thought it was normal to hug each other and stuff for long periods of time while being so close to each other without having the need to say ‘fuck it do you wanna make out or something idk it kind of feels like you want to’. Staring off into space as normal, Jaehyun’s head was in the stars while you tried to get his attention. The main word here is tried. So what do you do when you can’t get his attention?
Slip yourself under his arm and just wrap your arm around him. And…cue the pout. You pouted at him whenever he wasn’t paying attention, even when it was just the two of you. Gazing down, a smile came across his face, with maybe a chuckle coming out too.
“You didn’t answer my question…”
“What was it again? Sorry I must’ve been daydreaming…”
“I asked if you wanted to stay the night…”
“Mhm…I can’t be asked to go back home…”
“Even if you ran?”
“I’m too tired…”
“So are you gonna stay?”
“Sure, it’ll be warmer than my house.”
“The heater’s still broken?!”
“Yep…it’s not fun…”
“And this is why I tell you not to play basketball in the garage.”
“You initiated it first!!”
The TV played on in the background, but you and Jaehyun didn’t pay any attention at all. None was on the tv, all was on each other. You kind of wondered though…why did he want to come see you? Yeah he could of been bored, but if he was bored he could of just texted you…why did he have to come see you in person? You kind of knew something was up, but you didn’t exactly want to assume what he was feeling. Who knows? It could be fully red, undeniable love for you. It could be the fact that you can’t really be trusted by yourself and that you needed protecting from the smallest of bugs, even beetles. Or it could be that he just wanted to be in your company, like always. That was always the case. You couldn’t help though…that your head was definitely telling you that…yeah, he came over for a completely different reason than the ones you just named off the top of your head.
“Is it me or is this sofa kind of uncomfortable…?”
“It’s probably you…I’m pretty comfortable where I am…”
Yeah you’re pretty comfortable- because you’re lying on him. Your whole being was just lying on him. He was pretty comfortable, to tell you the truth. The whole time that Jaehyun was getting comfortable on the sofa, your body shifted. So in the end, while Jaehyun was lying down, you became a little koala bear- your arms were wrapped around him, and one leg over his.
“Yeah that’s because you’re lying on me and not the sofa.”
That’s what…I just said. You sighed, playing with the sleeve of his jumper, your finger tracing each and every curve on the arm. Things like that make you sleepier, it just calms you down a lot.
“Oh yeah…you got a point there…do you want to move?”
“Nah, I’m fine, you’re probably wanting me to stay like this so that you could fall asleep and that I would have to carry you to your room like last time.”
“…Do you read minds or something…?”
“So you do want me to carry you to your room?”
“…You know you can get a lot of money for mind reading…like those mystic people in the paper…”
“You’re changing the subject.”
“You could buy a lot of pork with that money….and americanos…and peaches too. You can get ones that have like the panty looking casing on them…I’ll show you!!”
And so you just take out your phone…and look up peaches with panties. Just to distract him from his own questions. But wait…who knows if he was actually was ok with carrying you up to your room? Like a princess too, just to add that. All bridal style, you know. Sweet, like you, basically. And those peaches with the panties lead you to both talk about….somehow….aliens.
“The russians say that we’ll have contact with aliens in 2031.”
“Really? What is the first sentence that we’ll ask them if we come into contact with them?”
Tony or Steve?”
“Oh they’re definitely Steve. There’s no denying it.”
“But then again….they did kind of attack us in the first film…”
“Yes but there’s no way in telling they’re the Chitauri aliens. The would only get offended by the avengers if they were the Chitauri aliens and if they watched the avengers.”
”We’ll get them to watch the second one.”
“Yeah, who knows, they might end up on your doorstep or mine.”
“If they come to my doorstep I’ll point them in the direction of your house. My mum will only think that me and the alien are dating anyways…”
“Wait…would she really say that?”
“These days, unfortunately…yes.”
“Uh…she’s getting to that point where she thinks I need someone and it’s actually putting a lot of stress on my side because of school and stuff…so anyone who she sees me with…she thinks I like them and stuff…”
“Well you have me….”
Wait what indeed, dear Y/n. He did in fact say that you had him. What’s with all these cryptic messages that he’s given you today? First it was the checking to see if you’re ok, coming to save you from that beetle, holding you a little tighter than normal, the whole scenario about wanting to carry you and stuff, and now the ‘you have me’ sentence. Jung Jaehyun would you care to share your feeling about Y/n right here right now? Yes, he did in fact like you back. A whole lot. A whole…lotta love for you. Maybe even more than you liked him. He always felt a certain tendency to look after you, protect you- hold you. He wanted to do nothing more than that, just hold you every single day. Honestly, if it wasn’t for the fact that he didn’t know that you liked him back and the fact that he thought that you liked someone else, he would be doing a lot more than just holding you…if you get my drift. Like….holding hands. And kissing and stuff. Just simple, lovely things like that. He never really had a feeling like this for you before, but it started to come around the same time as you; during high school. This wasn’t to say that this was a hormone induced love interest on both sides, but it only played a small part. Instead, it was just a…love-love interest. No fancy gadgets or apps to say that ‘hey you two look like a cute couple swipe up to fuck and swipe down to say fuck off’. No, this was just pure, unadulterated love interests. Simple. You could say that this was skinny love, but it was more like skinny-for-the-love-of-god-just-tell-each-other-that-you-like-each-other.
“Hey Y/n, do you ever think about someone who you want to really love…but for some reason you can’t?”
Asleep. Fast asleep. You were going through with your initial plan and you didn’t even realise it. You just got really, really tired after talking, and hearing his voice, talking about something that he was truly interested in and loved, sent you to sleep, along with his soft heart beat, drumming against your ears. Like a little kid, who falls asleep to the sound of their mother’s heart beat and voice. Obviously your relationship with Jaehyun wasn’t like that, some aspects definitely were though.
“It’s pretty late…”
Did you guys really stay up that long talking about peaches that have panties and what avengers film aliens should see in 2031? Wow, you two certainly have good imaginations.
“You’re falling asleep, maybe we should go to sleep…”
“Y/n you’re falling asleep again.”
“Leave me be….let me sleep.”
“Alright, I’ll let you sleep here, and I’ll just go sleep in your bed. Without you.”
“Jung Jaehyun don’t you dare–”
“Then come on…or….”
“Is this your way of telling me to carry you like last time?”
“…I have no feeling in my legs.”
“…I’m still not carrying you.”
“Oh come on!!”
You said, standing up with a sigh vanishing from your lips. One more sigh came from Jaehyun, a small chuckle coming out before a pat on the back, and a small rub too. With Jaehyun turning off every appliance downstairs, you watched him as he moved around quite quickly, just to be next to you again. Some things were adding up Making your way up the stairs, you did feel the sensation that was your legs coming back to you, along with walking down the hallway to your room. Turn on the light, let Jaehyun in, close the door. You started to take your jumper off, and to Jaehyun’s surprise too.
“D-Do you want me to turn around or something?”
“Huh? Oh, it’s ok, I have a shirt on underneath, chill.”
You manner was now kind of….laidback, very different to the one that you displayed downstairs. Just whipping that jumper off, making Jaehyun have a heart attack, by any chance do you have a…plan? No? Wow….that’s a first. Jaehyun strided along your bed, sitting down on it, watching you get ready to sleep. He didn’t realise that girls do quite a bit before they sleep. Wipe off their makeup, brush their hair, the lot. Everything to do before having a good nights sleep. You turned around after getting ready, doing the same as Jaehyun did- sit on the bed. You got under the covers first, then Jaehyun followed. And like always, one arm was always in the little crevice of your neck, just pulling you closer. And the other arm was keeping you close too, while your arms were snaked around him. It was how it always was. Just you two, lying in each other’s arms.
You mumbled, your eyes closing. Your face was fully submerged into his neck, your head supporting his. You were surprised by one thing though, one more night time surprise to add up to his cryptic messages- a small kiss, planted on your forehead. Just a small, but slightly messy one. Of course, it was quite late, the dude was tired as hell, and so were you. But nonetheless, it was a kiss to show affection. The only thing though? He never kissed you on the forehead before. In fact, he’s never kissed you before full stop. At all. This was the first kiss he gave to you. Ever. His tired ass must of been like ‘fuck it’ and just did it anyways, thinking that you wouldn’t notice- but you did. So you two, slowly, but surely, drifted off to your dreams, in each other’s arms. Honestly, that was the best way to fall asleep with each other. Just you, surrounded by his arms, projecting his care to you without him knowing. And Jaehyun, taking the heat and love from you, and going to town with it. He really did like having you in his arms. But that peaceful sleep was disrupted. By a freak thunderstorm– that wasn’t supposed to happen until later on in the morning. Oh well. One crack of thunder woke you up, making you rub your eyes. But…guess who else was woken up? Jaehyun.
“What….what time is it?”
“In the morning?”
“No we slept through lunch and breakfast…yes in the morning…”
“Maybe we should try to get back to sleep…”
“I can’t…even if I tried.”
“Why? Is there something on your mind?”
He asked, turning over to face you. You kind of just,,,sigh, before glancing over to Jaehyun. Come on, you want to tell him you like him right? When it’s just you two, and your parents aren’t there to tell you jackshit? Well, now’s the time. Maybe. Ok yeah, it’s definitely time to tell him you like him. Now, come on, just tell him. You want to…but your hand won’t move. Or your body, You can’t move. You’re so still, but so shaken up on the inside. It’s crazy to think that Jaehyun could do this to you, even after all this time. A small gulp, and geronimo.
You asked, a smile being graced across your face. A genuine smile. A cute, genuine smile. You also….braced yourself for utter heart break and despair. Just getting those tears ready. And then, everything went white. Black and white. and grey too. You let the words fall out of your mouth. Just let them fall, no picking them up.
“Y/n are you really confessing to me at…4:53 in the morning?”
“Sooner rather than later, right?”
“Alright…I’m going to get back to sleep–”
“Not so fast…you forgot something.”
He stopped, a blush creeping onto his cheeks. He didn’t know that he would get this far. But…uh…he did. Now, he had to do it. He wasn’t going to sleep if he didn’t. ‘Fuck it’. Cupping your cheeks, holding them gently, Jaehyun held you close, until he leaned in. Leaning in a little more, until you two were nose to nose, and then, surely, lips to lips. Your eyes widened a little at this sudden action, but you then warmly welcomed the kiss, melting away like your worries about being rejected. Your eyes closed, feeling the warmth from his heart. He pulled away slowly, a genuine smile like yours resting on his face. Your…face was confused. But…it did tell you that he liked you back. Resting back into the usual position, your smile came back, hiding your face into his jumper again.
“So…are we a thing now?”
Your immediate response was a small nod, leading Jaehyun to chuckle a little, before leaving small kisses on your forehead, just like he did before you two fell asleep the first time. The morning was peaceful, like you two in bed. Just resting with each other, it was such a nice feeling. And now that you two are actually a couple now, there was a secret comfort and peace that was now found- in both your hearts. Just from Jaehyun staying the night.
[12:10 PM] from Y/n 😇💘: jAE I KNOW YOU LITERALLY LEFT LIKE 10 MINUTES AGO BUT THERE’S ANOTHER BUG HELP
[12:10 PM] from JaeYuk🍖💓: cup. paper. cup over bug. slip paper under cup. cup outside. job done.
[12:10 PM] from Y/n 😇💘: JAE IT’S GOT MORE THAN 4 LEGS HELP
[12:11 PM] from JaeYuk🍖💓: CUP. PAPER. CUP OVER BUG. SLIP PAPER UNDER CUP. CUP OUTSIDE. JOB DONE
[12:11 PM] from Y/n 😇💘: if you come over and get it you can stay the night again
[12:11 PM] from JaeYuk🍖💓: im on my way
[12:11 PM] from Y/n 😇💘: sucker
[12:11 PM] from JaeYuk🍖💓: what
[12:11 PM] from Y/n 😇💘: what