Pairing: bff!Xiumin/Luhan, minor!Xiumin/Suho
Word Count: 780
Summary: Sometimes you just need to rest with those closest to you.
Luhan stood with her head bowed. Baekhyun, Joonmyun, and Minseok did the same behind her.
After a few silent moments, Luhan lifted her head and headed back towards the castle, the three following behind her silently.
Luhan paused to smell one of the roses gently swaying in the breeze. The garden was lovely this time of year and she smiled at the gardeners she passed.
“So what’s on the schedule today, Minseok?”
Minseok consulted her book where she had listened all of Luhan’s duties and plans for the next few months. “After your personal hour, you are to get dressed and ready to go out to the public for the mourning ceremony for the queen. After that, you return home and hold a small lunch for close friends and family before they return home and you’re free to do as you wish.”
“Alright.” Luhan gave her a small smile. “Thank you. I guess it’s time to get going then.”
Luhan turned, swinging her small cape behind her and heading back towards the castle. Baekhyun, Joonmyun, and Minseok followed in her wake.
Luhan assumed the appropriate facial expression as befitting a queen as she sat and listened to the speech about her mother’s reign. When prompted, she made the appropriate gestures and responses but stayed in her seat as the ceremony continued. Even after two years, losing her mother was still rough. It took all her control not to express too much emotion. She allowed a single tear to drop as the ceremony came to a close.
Minseok escorted her back to the castle to prepare for lunch. Luhan allowed Minseok to direct her as she was still a bit sensitive after hearing that speech.
A comforting touch from Joonmyun snapped Luhan out of her daze. She turned to find Joonmyun and Baekhyun smiling gently at her.
Luhan gave them both a grateful smile, pecking each on the lips before heading into the dining room where the lunch was being held.
As soon as the last guest left, Luhan gave a heavy sigh and allowed Baekhyun and Joonmyun to grab each of her wrists. They led her through the halls and back to her bedchamber.
Luhan collapsed on the bed, wearing from the day’s activities and emotional strain. Baekhyun and Joonmyun quietly stripped Luhan, leaving her naked on the bed. The two stripped as well and climbed into bed next to Luhan, curling into her.
Luhan gave a grateful smile, arm curling around the two as she closed her eyes and drifted off to sleep.
Minseok came in some time later and gently roused Baekhyun and Joonmyun. “You guys can return to your rooms. I’ll take care of her.”
Baekhyun nodded her head and left the room. Joonmyun lingered a bit until a reassuring squeeze to her hand convinced her to leave the room.
Minseok turned to the bed to find Luhan now waking up.
“Thanks, Minseokie.” Luhan gave a small smile before it began to waiver and tears started to fall uncontrollably from her eyes.
Minseok hurried to the bed, wrapping her arms around Luhan and pulling her into her embrace, letting her head rest on her shoulder. She gently stroked Luhan’s back as the girl cried into her shoulder.
When the tears had subsided, Minseok gently stroked Luhan’s hair. “Feel better?”
“Yeah, thanks, Minseokie.” Luhan looked at her with a watery grateful smile.
“You’re welcome. Part of my job as personal assistant and best friend to the queen. As much as you like Baekhyun and Joonmyun, I know they’re not allowed to see you crying.”
Luhan laughed and accepted the tissue Minseok passed her. “Thanks again, Minseokie. I do have a reputation to uphold.”
Minseok laughed. “Of course, your highness.”
Luhan laughed, lightly hitting Minseok’s arm. “Thanks again. Now if you don’t mind, I’d like to get some decent sleep for once.”
“Of course. I’ll see you in the morning.”
Luhan smiled, poking Minseok’s nose before settling back into her bed, snuggling under the covers.
Minseok smiled as she walked to the door. “Goodnight, Luhannie.”
Luhan mumbled a reply, waving a hand at Minseok.
Minseok shut the door quietly behind her with a smile. She noticed Joonmyun still lingering in the hallway.
“You didn’t have to wait for me.”
Joonmyun smiled as she slipped her hand into Minseok’s. “I wanted to.”
“You should’ve gone to bed.”
“It’s alright. Now we can head to bed together.” Joonmun glanced around first before pecking Minseok’s lips.
Minseok smiled, hand tightening around Joonmyun’s. “Alright, let’s head to bed. I’m tired.”
Joonmyun frowned a bit but then she saw the teasing light in Minseok’s eyes. She quietly laughed and pulled Minseok to her room.
A/N: the first fic in this au without smut XD hope you don't mind (if you don't, well there's plenty more fics in this au with smut but this au can't be just smut alone you know? there are backgrounds to people :P)