Pairing: Shindong/Eunhyuk, Eunhae
Word Count: 1900
Theme: 019. Clocks Shindong/Eunhyuk
Summary: Eunhyuk wants a second chance. Shindong's his fairy godmother. (yes it's a bad summary)
If only you could turn back time…
Oh how I wish…wish, wish, wish that I could turn back time. If I could…I’d redo everything…I wish I had never hurt him.
If I could, I’d tell him how much I love him and how I never want him to leave. Maybe if I had told him, he wouldn’t have left me…left me alone and heartbroken…
I want another chance to make things right…I want a second chance…
I was resting in my office, eating some food I had stolen from the kitchen (Heechul wasn’t going to be happy when he finds out I took his precious Beijing fried rice) when I saw a message pop up on the computer screen. I clicked it open and read the message sent from a Lee Eunhyuk.
“What’s going on Shindong?” I turned around to see Leeteuk standing behind me.
“Oh hi Leeteuk. We just got a message from someone named Eunhyuk. He wishes he could have a second chance. Seems like he regrets letting someone go. What do you think? Should we grant his wish?” I glanced at Leeteuk to see tears in his eyes. I sighed; he was always a sap for these kinds of situations. He always wanted people to be happy and if they missed a chance with their love, he’d grant their wish in a heartbeat.
“That’s so sad. We have to give him another chance. You can’t let true love go. Make sure he gets him back. You’re in charge of this alright Shindong?” Leeteuk turned to leave. “Oh and I’m make sure to get rid of the food before Heechul comes.”
I looked to see Heechul making his way to us. I quickly gobbled up the rest of the food and quickly made my escape. I did not want to get caught by Heechul, who knows what he’ll do to me when he sees me with his Beijing fried rice, specially made for him by his boyfriend Hankyung?
I appeared right in front of Eunhyuk’s house. All the lights were off. I knocked on the door. I heard some noise and then the lock turning. I put a smile on my face.
“Hi is Eunhyuk here?”
“What do you want?”
“I’m here to help you. Can I come in?”
“Help me how?”
“May I come in?”
“Uh…sure…” Eunhyuk stepped aside and I walked in. My first impression was a very messy house. I frowned. He closed the door. “So what are you doing here?”
I took a breath, bracing myself. “I’m here to grant your wish.”
“My wish? What wish?”
“You wished for a second chance with that guy. You wanted to turn back time and tell him how you really felt.” Eunhyuk’s eyes bugged out.
“How do you know that? Can you really do that?”
“Yes I can. I grant wishes.”
“So you’re like my fairy godmother I mean godfather?”
“In a way, yes. Are you ready for your wish?”
“Uh…what time will I go back to?”
“What day would you like to live again? Be warned. Once you go back, you’ll have to live out the rest of the days. Think carefully. Whatever you do will affect the future.” Eunhyuk thought for a moment.
“Take me back to the day he told me he was leaving.”
“As you wish.” Eunhyuk closed his eyes. I waved my hand and turned back the clock.
I opened my eyes. I was back in my house but instead of it being a mess, it was completely clean. I looked around. Did I really go back in time? I wonder where that guy is. I searched each room and stopped when I reached the spare bedroom. His stuff was still in there. He hadn’t left yet so where is he? I heard the front door open.
“Hyukkie, you home?”
“I’m here Hae.” I walked out and saw Donghae standing in the living room. He was holding a bag. “What’s in the bag?”
“Just a little surprise. Oh and brought home some take out” indicating to his other hand. “Let’s go eat.”
“Alright.” I walked into the kitchen and got some plates and utensils for us. We sat down at the table and ate, talking about our day and whatnot. Then Donghae cleared his throat. I looked up from my plate. Donghae seemed to be fidgeting, not his normal happy I-have-a-lot-of-energy-I-need-to-burn-of
f fidgeting, but his nervous somewhat guilty I’m-afraid-to-tell-you fidgeting.
“Is there something you want to say?”
“Uh…can you repeat that slower?”
Donghae nervously glanced at me before looking away. “I’m…I’m moving in a couple of weeks.”
I felt my heart stop. Donghae moving?
“Uh yeah…to China. It’s for work. I don’t know how long I’ll be going for.”
“China? That’s so far away.”
“Uh yeah…”Donghae looked at the ground.
“I-I-I-I have to go to my room for a moment. Will you excuse me?” I shot up out of my chair and ran to my room. I didn’t care what Donghae thought, I just had to go before the tears overwhelmed me. I had just closed and locked the door right before the first tear fell. I fell against the door, pulling my knees to my chest and sobbing my heart out. How? Why would he leave? I was crying so hard I didn’t noticed the other presence in my room.
“Are you okay?”
“What?” I looked up and see someone looking at me from my bed.
“Is this what you wanted? Do you really want him to go?”
“No but it’s for his work. There’s nothing I can do.”
“Just go talk to him.”
I sighed and went back out into the living room to find Donghae sitting on the couch, talking on the phone. I was about to walk over to him when I heard him speak.
“Yeah, I know I’ll miss you too but I just got to get away.”
“You know why.” He sighed. “I can’t stay near Eunhyuk or –“
I froze, unaware of the tears springing to my eyes. I quickly bolted back into my room before he noticed my presence.
I sighed, looking at the two people, one oblivious to what had happened and the other crying in his room again. I waited to see if Eunhyuk would do anything, maybe confront him but he didn’t. He just kept his feelings bottled up. Sooner or later they’re going to break him.
He’s doing the same thing he did before. I wonder if he realizes that.
For the next few days, I watched silently as Donghae slowly began packing up his things to take to China. This place was going to feel so empty without him.
“Hey Hyukkie, can you come over here and help me?”
“Sure.” I walked into Donghae’s room that I’ve been avoiding for the past few weeks and stopped in the doorway. The room looked so empty now that most of his things were packed up. I cleared my suddenly dry throat. “Uh…what did you need help with?”
“Help me close this.” Donghae was sitting on his suitcase, trying to zip it closed. I walked over to him and jumped onto the suitcase as well. It took a while but we were finally able to close it.
“Thanks Hyukkie. Do you have any plans for dinner?”
“Uh yeah…I was going to go out with a few friends.”
“Oh, alright. Can we have dinner Friday then? Before I leave?”
“Great.” Donghae smiled. I tried to muster a smile.
“Time’s running out, Eunhyuk. Are you going to tell him or not?”
“I will. When the time’s right.”
“Come on Eunhyuk, remember what you did last time? Don’t make the same mistake twice. Tell him before it’s too late.”
“Alright, alright Shindong. I tell him when we have dinner Friday.”
I looked at him. “You better. You won’t get another chance.”
I sat on the park bench waiting for Donghae. I glanced at my watch.
“Give him some time. Don’t worry. He’ll be here. And don’t forget to tell him. This is your last chance you know that right?”
“Alright alright. You keep telling me that, Shindong. I get it. I won’t screw it up.”
“I hope so ‘cause here he comes.” I whipped my head around to see Donghae walking towards me.
“Hi, sorry I’m late. I got caught up at work. You know me moving and whatnot –“
“Don’t go.” I blurted it out without thinking. Donghae looked surprised.
I looked down at my feet.
“Don’t go. I want you to stay.”
“Because…” I mumbled the last few words.
“What? I can’t hear you.”
“Because I love you.” I saw Donghae’s expression and rushed through the rest of my speech before he could say anything. “I want you to stay so we can be together. I want us to be more than friends. I don’t want you to leave me. I love you.” I took a much needed breath and waited.
I couldn’t tell what he was thinking; he had his head turned away. I sighed. I guess he doesn’t feel the same. I started to walk away when I felt a hand tug on my wrist, stopping me. I turned around and was immediately pulled into his embrace. I stood frozen in his arms, unsure of what to do. I turned to look at him to have my lips taken. It felt like heaven; his kiss made me feel warm inside. I had no idea how long we stood there kissing but I pulled away when I felt the need for air.
“What was that for?”
“Because I love you. I don’t want to leave you either.”
“Then why are you going to China? I thought you wanted to leave because,” I blushed. “I overheard you tell someone on the phone that you can’t stay near me.”
Donghae’s mouth formed an “O”. Then he smiled. “Well if you had heard the whole sentence, I said I can’t stay near Eunhyuk or else I’m going to take advantage of him.”
It was my turn to gape. “What?”
“Yeah.” Donghae flashed me a smile. “Do you know how hard it was living with you but unable to do what I really wanted to do which was to just take you wherever, whenever.” I blushed. “I was transferring to attract your attention. I told myself if he doesn’t protest or confess, I’ll really move. I’ve loved you since the first moment I met you.”
The tears spilled from my eyes at his honest confession. I threw myself at him. “I love you so much Lee Donghae.”
“I love you too Lee Eunhyuk.”
From the distance, another person was watching them with a smile on his face.
“Mission accomplished.” I turned around to see Leeteuk behind me.
“I’m so glad they got a second chance.”
“Come on, let’s go.”
I took one last glance at the couple. They were holding hands as they walked to the restaurant for dinner. I smiled and disappeared.
As I walked with Donghae to the restaurant, I got the sensation that someone was watching us. I felt a breeze and smiled. I looked up at the sky.
“Thank you, Shindong. Thank you so much for giving me a second chance with Donghae, for not letting me lose my true love.”
A/N: if you didn't realize, i'm trying to get shindong related fics done for the challenge which is why i had the shindong series and have been posting shindong related fics for the past few days...