Pairing: Shindong/Kyuhyun, Kyumin
Word Count: 1644
Theme: 040. Skin Shindong/Kyuhyun
Summary: In order to confess, he needs clear skin...(yes this is a bad summary)
“Aish, why does this keep happening?”
Kyuhyun frowned. He usually wasn’t a vain person but everyone kept staying he had acne, causing him to obsess over it. It didn’t help that because he was an idol, he had to have smooth, clean skin.
Kyuhyun stared at the newly formed pimple on his chin. Everyday a new one seemed to pop up. It’s like as soon as he gets rid of one, another pops up to take its place. He now had 5 on his face.
He’s tried everything to stop them from popping up. He’s tried different acne creams, washed and scrubbed his face raw, and has even gone to make up noona for advice. He’s tried everything but they still keep popping up.
Kyuhyun was staring intently at his reflection, he didn’t notice Shindong watching him.
“Hey, Kyuhyun. Why are you staring at yourself in the mirror?”
“Huh? Oh, hi Shindong. I’m just…I’m just…checking something out.”
Shindong looked at Kyuhyun. “You’re worried about those pimples, aren’t you?”
Kyuhyun looked shocked. “How did you know?”
“People keep mentioning it. It was bound to get to you sooner or later. But seriously, you shouldn’t stress over it.”
“How can I not? It’s there on my face. I see it everyday. Just a small red bump on my face.”
Shindong just smiled. “ You know, it’s weird for you to be stressing over this. You’re not a vain person like Heechul or Donghae. Why are you so stressed over this now? I know people keep mentioning it but normally you wouldn’t care. Why now?”
“Didn’t you say earlier that it was bound to get to me sooner or later?”
“Well yes but I didn’t think it would actually happen. You’re Kyuhyun; you don’t care what people say. You just smile at their comments then proceed to ignore them.” Shindong stroked his chin, pretending to think. “I know.” He smiled. “You like someone and want to look good for them.”
Kyuhyun just scoffed. “That’s crazy Shindong. Why would I want to do that? If they don’t like me the way I am, then screw them.”
Shindong just stared at Kyuhyun. “You like Sungmin!” A look of surprise crossed his face before disappearing. If you weren’t looking at him, you would’ve thought he remained expressionless. But Shindong was paying careful attention. He smiled. “You like Sungmin.”
“No I don’t. Why would you think that?”
“It’s quite obvious, Kyuhyun, to people who observe.”
Kyuhyun seemed shocked. He thought he hid it so well. “Does anyone else know?”
“No, just me and maybe Hankyung.”
Kyuhyun’s eyes widened even more. “If Hankyung knows then does Heechul?”
Shindong shook his head and held up his hands. “Oh no. Hankyung knows better than to tell Heechul something like this.”
“Oh alright.” Kyuhyun turned back to the mirror to stare at the pimple. Was it just him or did it get bigger?
But that’s not possible. He’d just turned away for a few minutes and it seemed to have grown 3 times it’s normal size. He just kept staring at it, hoping it would disappear.
“If you want, I could try and help you.”
“Help me how?”
“Help you clear up your face so you can confess to Sungmin.”
“Yeah, it’s no big deal. I’m always here to help out. I can even get Hankyung to come and help. He knows a lot about skin care, living with Heechul and what not.”
“Alright.” Kyuhyun seemed a little hesitant but if it could get him looking all nice and clean for Sungmin, he’ll do it.
Kyuhyun was sitting in Shindong’s room, waiting for Hankyung to show up. Shindong was just snacking on a sandwich he had made earlier. For some reason, Kyuhyun felt all tense and nervous.
Someone knocked on the door three times. Shindong got up and opened the door. Hankyung came in with an armful of skin care products. Kyuhyun just stared at the giant pile Hankyung dumped on the bed.
“Do I need to use all those products?”
“Of course not. I just brought all the different types to see which one works best for you.”
“How will you know which one works for me?”
“You’ll have to try a different product each week. That’s how long it takes to tell. But only if you do these things.”
“You stop getting stressed out over things. Stress helps cause acne. Drink lots of water. Keeping hydrated helps. Wash your face often, like after you sweat so you can clean off all that dirt. Also try to avoid greasy and oily foods.”
“That’s almost impossible, hyung.”
“Alright but you can try at least. Here’s a list of foods that can help your skin.” Hankyung gave me a list of food. I quickly scanned down the list.
“Alright.” I pointed to the pile of skin care products. “Which one shall I start with?”
“Here.” Hankyung looked through the pile of products and handed me three. “I think this one should work for you. You wash your face using this. Then you put this one on. After that, you put this on the big pimples. Got that?”
Kyuhyun just nodded.
“Good. Now off you go. Use it every night. Get into the routine. Once you get the flow, it’ll be easier to do it. Hopefully it’ll clear your acne in a week. At the end of the week, we’ll meet back here to see if it works. If it doesn’t, we’ll try something else.”
“Alright. Thanks hyung.” Kyuhyun took the products and went back to his dorm.
Shindong and Hankyung were waiting for Kyuhyun to show. He had already tried two products; this was now his third one. Hopefully it worked this time.
Someone knocked three times. Shindong opened the door to let in Kyuhyun.
Kyuhyun sat down in Shindong’s chair and looked at Hankyung and Shindong. They both got up and walked around him, inspecting his face. Both Hankyung and Shindong smiled.
“Looks like we found the one.”
“How do you feel now that you’re getting rid of your acne?”
“I feel a whole lot better…nicer…cleaner…”
Shindong smiled. “That’s good.”
“So has anyone noticed the difference yet?”
“More like has Sungmin noticed?”
“I don’t know.” Shindong and Hankyung frowned a bit.
“So when are you going to confess to Sungmin?”
Kyuhyun looked down at his hands. “I’m not sure.”
“Want me to help you?”
Kyuhyun looked up at Shindong with grateful eyes. “If it’s not too much trouble hyung…”
“It’s fine. Remember, I’m here to help.”
For the next couple of weeks, Kyuhyun would meet in Shindong’s room, planning for his confession. They weren’t being that subtle about it but most people didn’t pay attention except for Sungmin.
Sungmin thought it was odd that Kyuhyun kept spending so much time with Shindong. Normally Kyuhyun would just play his games and Shindong would hang out with him and Eunhyuk.
Sungmin pouted. It wasn’t fair at all…Kyuhyun should be out here for him to secretly stare at while he talked to Shindong and Eunhyuk. It felt odd, having Kyuhyun and Shindong disappear together. He didn’t want to admit it but he was jealous.
Sungmin was just moping on the couch when Shindong came out.
Sungmin just pouted.
“Are you alright?”
Sungmin stared at the floor.
“Can you come with me for a second?”
Sungmin didn’t budge. He heard Shindong sigh and then suddenly stumbled when Shindong pulled him up and away.
“Hey! Let go.” Sungmin tried to pull away but Shindong had a surprisingly strong grip on his arm. Shindong pulled him to his room.
“What are you doing? Why did you drag me to my room?” Shindong just opened the door and shoved Sungmin in, slamming the door shut. Sungmin tried to open the door but to his surprise, it was locked.
“Aish, when I get out, he’s going to…” Sungmin turned around and gasped. His room was lit by small candles placed around the room and standing in the middle of the room was Kyuhyun, holding a bouquet of flowers.
“Kyuhyun…what’s going on?”
Kyuhyun bent down on one knee. “Sungmin, I love you. I love everything about you, your obsession with pink and bunnies, your pout and puppy dog eyes which I can never resist, your love for pumpkin, everything. You make my life better by just being a part of it.” He held out the flowers. “Please be my boyfriend.”
Sungmin stood there shocked. It was a lot of take in under a minute. He looked at Kyuhyun and the flowers.
Sungmin slowly walked over and plucked the flowers from his hands. He tossed them on his bed and knelt down to Kyuhyun’s level and kissed him.
Kyuhyun’s arms wrapped around him, bringing him closer. Sungmin wrapped his arms around Kyuhyun’s neck, deepening the kiss.
After a moment or two, Sungmin pulled away and smiled. Kyuhyun smiled as well. “So does this mean yes?”
Sungmin didn’t respond but pulled Kyuhyun in for another kiss.
Outside the door, Shindong was listening through the door along with Leeteuk and Heechul.
Leeteuk teared up. “Aww my babies are growing up.” Shindong gave Leeteuk a tissue.
“Finally. Bunny Boy has been ogling him for so long and don’t get me started on how long Kyu has been watching him either. Just so glad they’re finally together. Now Sungmin won’t come to me to talk about how much he loves Kyu. We can finally go out and shop for things together now.”
Leeteuk gasped. “Don’t you dare corrupt my babies, Kim Heechul!”
“I won’t be corrupting them. They’re already corrupted from you and Kangin.”
Leeteuk blushed and mumbled something before walking away. Heechul just smirked. “Good job, Shindong.”
“Now that you helped Kyuhyun, think you can help Hankyung for me?”
Shindong smiled. “Sure. What’s the matter?”
A/N: I’m not sure if the tips/advice actually helps. I heard them from somewhere or read them somewhere maybe…