ʚ Pairing(s): Baekhyun/Kyungsoo/Chanyeol
ʚ Rating: PG-13
ʚ Word Count: 3621
ʚ Summary: Kyungsoo loves his two boyfriends, Baekhyun and Chanyeol, but lately, it seems like the love isn’t there. After being with them for so long, how can he bear to leave? And yet, why should he stay if he’s more a servant than a lover?
originally posted here
Kyungsoo was a simple college student, trying to get through classes, the first time he ran into Baekhyun and Chanyeol.
The two were a grade above him and according to the college gossip, inseparable. Kyungsoo had accidentally bumped into them on his way to class, their books and papers scattering everywhere. As he scrambled to pick up his things (he was already late), Baekhyun had made a noise of appreciation and instantly squealed to Chanyeol about “how cute this little boy was and can we keep him?”.
Kyungsoo had blushed as he hurried to continue to pick up his things. Once everything was gathered up, he kept his head down as he quickly apologized and hurried away to class.
The second time he ran into Baekhyun and Chanyeol was at the park. The two had been seated on a bench making out when Kyungsoo had hurried past. He had hoped to go by unnoticed but found his arm caught. He turned to see Baekhyun and Chanyeol still kissing, but Baekhyun had a strong grip on his arm.
Kyungsoo blushed bright red as he waited for the two to finish. “Uh…um…can I help you?”
“Yes, you can. Come join us for some coffee.” Baekhyun smiled brightly at Kyungsoo.
“Oh um…I-I have an appointment to get to right now so uh…maybe next time.”
“Then how about a phone number? That way we can have an easier time tracking you down than our lame attempts at stalking.”
Kyungsoo’s eyes widened. “You were stalking me?!?!?!?”
“Not exactly since we don’t know your name.”
“By the way, what is your name?” Chanyeol looked imploring at Kyungsoo.
“Oh it’s uh…Kyungsoo.”
“Kyungsoo…” Baekhyun purred as he tested out the name. “I like it. And we like you. So come hang out with us.”
“Oh uh…I…I gotta go.” Kyungsoo slipped his arm free and hurried away without a backwards glance.
Baekhyun pouted at Chanyeol. “He’s a tough nut to break.”
“But isn’t that part of the fun? He’s very cute.”
“I know. At least now we have a name to work with.” Baekhyun smiled as he pecked Chanyeol on the lips. “Now let’s get to work.”
Everywhere Kyungsoo went, he would always notice Baekhyun and Chanyeol there. Many times they were staring right at him, a few times they were busy making out, and other times they were deep in conversation.
The constant attention from the duo was making Kyungsoo uncomfortable but a small part of him enjoyed it, that two attractive men were interested in him.
Kyungsoo did his best to ignore him but he eventually caved after a month of them following him everywhere.
He walked over to where the couple was seated. “Alright, I’ll go grab that coffee with you. Saturday at 3? The one down the block from the main gate.”
“Alright.” Baekhyun grinned.
Chanyeol grinned too, right before he placed a kiss on Kyungsoo’s cheek. Baekhyun patted Kyungsoo’s ass as the two left.
Kyungsoo stood there, unsure if he had made the right choice or not.
Three years later and Kyungsoo still wasn’t sure he had made the right choice. Baekhyun and Chanyeol were lounging on the couch, watching some TV show, as Kyungsoo washed the dishes.
That one coffee date had led to more coffee dates, then movie dates, then dinner dates, and eventually Kyungsoo back at the duo’s apartment, flat on his back naked.
Baekhyun and Chanyeol had been so attentive and loving towards him, it made him feel warm inside. The two completed him in a way he had never imagined. He didn’t think he could be without the two and had made the decision never to leave them.
It had all gone downhill from there. He’d moved in with the duo and soon the three had become inseparable. Kyungsoo dealt with all of Baekhyun and Chanyeol’s touchy-feely grabby hands, allowing their crazy antics even with his poker face on, and tried not to facepalm when they did something idiotic.
Many people wondered why he stuck with the duo but Kyungsoo found them endearing. Plus he got to see a side of them most other people didn’t, but that was coming in short supply lately.
Kyungsoo sighed as he put the last clean dish away. He dried his hands and wandered back out into the living room. He stood in the doorway a moment, watching the two on the couch. He loved them so much and yet sometimes… He shook his head and walked over.
Baekhyun grabbed his wrist and pulled him on top of him and Chanyeol.
Kyungsoo lay sprawled on top of them as they watched some more TV before calling it a night.
Kyungsoo had found an office job after graduating college, sitting in a cubicle day in and day out, staring at a computer and inputting data. It wasn’t what he had imagined himself doing but it helped to pay the bills. He had to put his dream on hold while he helped out with the rent. Chanyeol was just beginning his new job after having been out of work for a couple months. Baekhyun was doing well with his job but it wasn’t enough to support the three of them.
“Kyungsoo, here’s the files for that one assignment. Make sure you have it on my desk by the end of the day.”
Kyungsoo nodded his assent as his boss left for his lunch break. When he was out of sight, Kyungsoo laid his head on the table and sighed. He’d had to forfeit many a lunch break to stay on top of all his work and it was starting to show. His face had gotten leaner and exhaustion was just a breath away.
He worked diligently until it was time to leave. He said his goodbyes and hurried home where Baekhyun and Chanyeol were already resting on the couch watching TV.
“Hey Kyungsoo, can you make dinner tonight? We’re starving.”
“Sure, what did you guys want?”
“Anything you make. Thanks, love.” Chanyeol shouted as he snuggled closer to Baekhyun.
Kyungsoo gave a small sigh and headed towards the kitchen to begin preparing food. He wondered when everything had changed between them.
“Kyungsoo! Make me dinner!”
“Kyungsoo! Come give me a bath!”
“Kyungsoo! I want to take a nap, come sleep with me!”
The screams and demands rang in his ear as Kyungsoo collapsed on the couch, head pounding. He had called in sick to work after pretending to leave so Baekhyun and Chanyeol wouldn’t be suspicious. He’d walked out the door and hid in the stairwell, watching for his two boyfriends to leave for work before calling in sick. He waited a few more minutes before going back inside.
He huffed as he buried his face into the couch cushions. He wasn’t sure when it had started but Baekhyun and Chanyeol had become super demanding of him, wanting him to cater to all their whims. It was like he was Cinderella attending to her two stepsisters more than Kyungsoo caring for his boyfriends.
Baekhyun and Chanyeol had always been somewhat childish but for some reason, they had been acting even more childish. Simple things they could’ve done by themselves before now required Kyungsoo’s help and it was wearing said boy down.
He groaned, not wanting to move or do anything for a while.
As much as he loved his two boyfriends, they could be such a pain.
Kyungsoo sighed and closed his eyes, letting all the stress and exhaustion catch up with him. He wondered when their relationship had changed, when Baekhyun and Chanyeol seemed to have stopped loving him. As these thoughts whirled in his head, a plan began to form.
Baekhyun and Chanyeol came home, both instantly collapsing on the couch. It would be another two hours before Kyungsoo came home from work, giving the two plenty of time to finish their plan. They snuggled close, sharing each other’s warmth as the stress of the day melted away.
“He’s going to be so surprised when he comes home, don’t you think?” Baekhyun smiled, imagining Kyungsoo’s reaction. He loved watching for Kyungsoo’s reaction as the boy always wore a neutral, no-nonsense expression a majority of the time. It was one of the things that had attracted him to the boy in the first place. He had seemed so out of place and innocent but with time, a different person appeared. Baekhyun loved the contrast.
Chanyeol smiled. “Of course he is. We worked hard for this and when he realizes that, he’ll be so touched.”
“Especially when we decided to act brattier than usual, right? It’ll be more of a shock?” Baekhyun looked at Chanyeol for reassurance.
“Of course. I think it may have been a touch overboard but it should be worth it in the end.”
Baekhyun smiled and cuddled close to Chanyeol, resting his head beneath his chin.
The two spent the next hour relaxing before getting up and heading towards their room to get out the surprise. As Chanyeol walked past the desk, he spotted a piece of paper addressed to them written in Kyungsoo’s handwriting. He picked it up and quickly read it.
“Baekhyun…I think we have a problem.”
“Hmm what?” Baekhyun stuck his head out of the closet.
“I think we’ll have to put the surprise on hold.”
“Huh? Why?” Baekhyun came over and saw the note in Chanyeol’s hand. He snatched it from him and quickly read it.
“Our baby left?!?!?! He LEFT us? But why?!?!?!” Baekhyun threw himself at Chanyeol. “After all our hard work, how can he just leave?”
“Well…he said he’s leaving for a little vacation but not leaving us.”
“That’s still the same. He left without telling us and he always tells us when he’s going to be gone for a while.” Baekhyun frowned, plopping himself on the bed in despair.
Chanyeol thought Baekhyun might be overreacting but it was out of character for Kyungsoo to leave on such a short notice. He didn’t want to worry his boyfriend further and just joined him on the bed to provide some comfort.
Kyungsoo stared out at the scenery, breathing in the fresh air. It smelled like freedom. He could hear the sounds of the crashing waves from his hotel room. If he stepped out onto the balcony, he would see the long stretch of private beach just for the hotel and its occupants.
He had turned in his two weeks’ notice to his job and had booked a weekend trip to this location suggested by his best friend Jongdae, all without telling Baekhyun and Chanyeol.
It might’ve been mean of him to do that, only leaving them a note the day of, but given what he’d been going through, it was just petty revenge.
Kyungsoo smiled to himself as he watched the ocean from his balcony. With so much free time, he wasn’t sure where to begin. It had been so long since he had been able to do what he wanted when he wanted.
He wandered back into his room and looked around. He had already unpacked and made himself comfortable in his temporary home for the next few days. Grabbing some shades and a book, Kyungsoo left his room and wandered down to the beach.
With some help, he found a beach chair and set it up away from the other hotel guests. Sitting down, Kyungsoo opened up his book and began to read.
He looked up from his book when his stomach began to growl. Rubbing his eyes, Kyungsoo noticed how late it was. Packing up his things, he headed back to his room to order room service.
With a happy sigh, Kyungsoo settled down in his bed. He made sure his phone was off during his whole vacation. He needed the time to rest and think about his next steps.
He had planned to disappear for a time, no contact with anyone from home, so he could think and plan without any interruptions. He needed to figure out what he wanted for himself.
Somewhere along the way, he had lost himself and that made him feel uneasy. He had always been sure of himself, sure of his goals and plans, but not knowing made him uneasy.
Cuddling into the blankets and pillows, Kyungsoo allowed his mind to wander over his last few years: school, his job, his time with Baekhyun and Chanyeol. He wondered when things had begun to change, when he cared more for Baekhyun and Chanyeol than for himself. He’d begun to lose himself in the relationship and that scared him. He loved Baekhyun and Chanyeol but was it enough if he could lose himself in the relationship?
Kyungsoo beamed as he waved at Jongdae. “Hey!”
“Hey,” Jongdae smiled as he hugged his best friend. “You look good. Have a good vacation?”
“Yep, thanks for suggesting the place. It was just what I needed.”
“I knew it. So want to tell me about it or…?”
“Eh, maybe later. I need to go home first and deal with Baekhyun and Chanyeol.” Kyungsoo bit his bottom lip. “I’m sure they’re not happy with the way I just left them and not contacting them while I was gone.”
“That’s one way of putting it.” Jongdae gave him a wiry smile. Kyungsoo arched a brow. “You don’t wanna know, Soo. Besides, you’ll find out shortly.”
The ride to Kyungsoo’s place with Baekhyun and Chanyeol was filled with small talk and singing. Kyungsoo felt so happy and relaxed but began to tense up as they neared his apartment.
“Want me to come in with you?”
Kyungsoo shook his head. “Nah, we have a lot to talk about. Don’t think you want to be there for that.”
“Alright, but call me if you need me.”
“Alright, see you later.” Kyungsoo waved as Jongdae drove away. He grabbed his things and headed up to his apartment.
As soon as he opened the door, two blobs attached themselves to him.
“Kyungsoo, we’re so sorry.” Chanyeol pressed his head against the top of Kyungsoo’s.
Baekhyun buried his in the crook of Kyungsoo’s neck, rubbing against it like a puppy. “Please don’t leave us. Don’t go. We love you.”
“Kyungsoo…we love you.” Their arms wrapped tighter around Kyungsoo who was starting to lose his breath.
“Uh guys…” Kyungsoo coughed. “Can’t…breathe.”
“No, we’re not letting you go ever.” Baekhyun clung tighter, making Kyungsoo dizzy.
Chanyeol noticed and began to gently pry Baekhyun away. “Baby, you’re going to have to loosen up or we’ll really lose Kyungsoo forever and get charged with murder.”
“Oh what?” Baekhyun looked at Kyungsoo’s pale face and quickly loosened his grip. He stayed attached to Kyungsoo’s side as Chanyeol led them over to the couch.
Kyungsoo was plopped down in the middle, Chanyeol and Baekhyun instantly curling into his sides. Their legs came up, lying across his lap like a makeshift seatbelt strapping him in for life. Their arms wrapped about his body, cocooning him, as Baekhyun laid his head on Kyungsoo’s shoulder.
“We’re so sorry for making you feel so unloved, Kyungsoo, and leaving us just like that. But please don’t do it again. You have no idea how miserable we were. We had no idea where you went and if you’d even return. We want to apologize for everything. I know we were more demanding the last few weeks and we’re sorry we made you so tired. I know it was tough on you, working all the time and then coming home to us and our childish commands, but I swear to you there was a good reason for it.” Baekhyun looked imploringly at Kyungsoo, hoping his eyes would convey all the emotions his words couldn’t.
“We had wanted it to be a surprise. Actually, we were going to reveal it to you the day you left but you left so we couldn’t and well…” Chanyeol got up from the couch, checking to make sure Kyungsoo would stay. With Baekhyun wrapped tight around him, there was little chance of Kyungsoo leaving so soon. He walked towards their bedroom and came back with a medium sized box. It was wrapped nicely in shiny gold wrapping paper and a red bow tied to it.
Kyungsoo stared at it. “Uh can I move my arms?”
Baekhyun released his grip a bit for Kyungsoo to pull his arms free. Kyungsoo reached for the box and carefully unwrapped the gift. Inside was a stack of papers.
“Uh…what is this?”
“Just read it.” Chanyeol bit his lip, nervously fidgeting in place. Baekhyun’s grip tightened a fraction as Kyungsoo began to skim over the stack of papers. His eyes widened as the words sank in.
“Is…is this for real?” Kyungsoo stared at his two boyfriends. “Did you guys really…?”
Chanyeol gave him a wiry smile. “It took a lot of time but it was worth it. We know how much you disliked working at your job so we wanted to do something special for you. And when we learned you had quit your job, we knew this was the right thing to do.”
“But an entire store? Just for me? I mean…how could you do that?” Kyungsoo looked from Baekhyun to Chanyeol. “Isn’t that a lot of time and money? Why spend all that on me?”
“Because we love you, Kyungsoo. We want you to be happy. We know how long you’ve been waiting to have your own store. An office job isn’t for you. You need to be up and about, doing something. Cooking or baking, that is your choice. We know you’ll do great.”
“Please accept this. Even if you decide to leave us,” Baekhyun’s bottom lip trembled, “this can be our last gift to you.”
Kyungsoo stared at the papers in his hands. All the plans he had made during his vacation were flying out the window. Everything he had planned was gone, dissolved in the face of the new facts laid before him. “So…so you guys aren’t tired of me at all?”
“No, never. We love you, Soo, so very much. Our lives would be nothing without you.” Chanyeol came back to the couch, his hands reaching for Kyungsoo’s.
“You didn’t see us during the time you were gone. You can ask Jongdae, but we were an absolute mess.” Baekhyun snuggled close to Kyungsoo. “We were so lost without you. If Jongdae hadn’t told us you were coming home today, we would’ve gone crazy.”
“Crazier than you already are?”
“Yes. We love you so much, Kyungsoo. Don’t ever leave us again.” Baekhyun snuggled close, trying to dig himself beneath Kyungsoo’s skin. He wasn’t sure how receptive Kyungsoo would be towards a kiss so snuggling was the next best thing.
“We really do love you, Kyungsoo. If you’re willing to stay, we’ll show you just how much we love you.” Chanyeol rested his head against Kyungsoo’s. “We’ll make it up to you for the past few weeks. I know we were excessive but that was part of our plan. We’re sorry if we made you doubt us and our love, but we’ll work hard to get rid of that doubt.”
“Please believe us, Kyungsoo. We love you and never wanted to hurt you.” Both Baekhyun and Chanyeol knelt before him, each holding his hand. “Give us a second chance to prove ourselves.”
Kyungsoo looked at his two kneeling boyfriends, the love and desire shining through their eyes mixed with the pain and sadness of his disappearance. He bit his bottom lip as his thoughts whirled around his head. “You guys have a lot to make up for.”
Baekhyun and Chanyeol blinked up at Kyungsoo, not sure if they were understanding things right. Kyungsoo pulled his hands out of their grasp. He tilted Chanyeol’s head up and gently kissed his lips before repeating the same action for Baekhyun. The two gaped at a sweetly smiling Kyungsoo before a giant grin broke out onto their face.
“Kyungsoo!!!!” The two jumped onto Kyungsoo, smothering him in a giant hug.
Several months later…
Kyungsoo was busy in the kitchen, making sure all the preparations were done. Out in the dining area, customers were happily eating and chatting, enjoying the delicious food prepared by himself and his sous chef Yixing.
“Boss, there are two guys here to see you.”
Kyungsoo turned around with a smile. With a nod towards Yixing, he stepped out of the kitchen and headed to the reserved table.
Baekhyun and Chanyeol were already seated but they stood up and kissed Kyungsoo’s cheeks before sitting down.
“What can I get you two?”
“Whatever you want, but we would like you for dessert.”
Kyungsoo smiled. “I’ll see what I can do for you.”
He turned back towards the kitchen with a giant grin on his face. Things had been going great ever since Chanyeol and Baekhyun had gotten him the store space. Within a few months, Kyungsoo had gotten the place set up for his own restaurant. It was small but was always bustling with customers. It could be time to expand but Kyungsoo liked keeping his business small and intimate. He didn’t have to hire too many people yet and could still oversee the whole business while still spending time actually cooking and baking.
Chanyeol and Baekhyun had done their absolute best in showing Kyungsoo how much they loved him, both in the bedroom and out of it. Kyungsoo had several months’ rest as Baekhyun and Chanyeol waited on him, taking care of every little whim he had.
Kyungsoo couldn’t believe how everything had come together, his life, his dreams, and his loves. He already had an idea of what he planned to make them for dinner, but dessert was definitely going to be a treat. He couldn’t wait.