Pairings: Yewook, Kyumin, Eunhae, Kangteuk, Hanchul, Sibum
Word Count: 2353
Summary: The boys used to pick on the girls when they were little kids. Then the girls moved away, overseas for a few years. When they came back, things had changed…in more ways than one.
Yesung had no idea where he was heading; he was just filled with rage and jealousy. At first, Ryeowook had struggled but was now resigned to her fate. Who knew Yesung would be like this?
“Kyu!” Kyuhyun turned around just in time to catch Sungmin who had thrown herself at him. He had his arms around her waist as she gave him a kiss. “How was your day?”
“Alright but better now that I’m with you.”
Sungmin blushed. Who knew Kyuhyun could be so romantically sweet at times?” “Have you seen Ryeowook today? Was she in class? I haven’t been able to get a hold of her.”
Kyuhyun shook his head. “Sorry but the last time I saw her was at lunch when Yesung carried out of the cafeteria.”
Sungmin’s eyes widened. “What? But that was hours ago. What if something terrible happened to her? Yesung did not look too happy as he carried her out. What if he hurt her? Or worse, raped her?” Sungmin gasped and tears came to her eyes.
Kyuhyun instantly wrapped his arms around her. “No, don’t think like that Minnie. Yesung would never hurt Ryeowook; he loves her too much to do something like that.”
Sungmin sniffled. “Really? You sure?”
“Alright.” She kissed Kyuhyun’s cheek. “Thank you.” She snuggled into his embrace.
Sungmin smiled and got out of Kyuhyun’s arms. She missed his pout. “DONGHAE!!!”
Donghae came running over, followed by Eunhyuk. “Sungmin, can I talk to you about something?”
“Sure. What is it?”
“Earlier, while we were in the dance studio, I noticed Heechul unni standing outside.”
“What? She was standing outside? Why didn’t she come in and say hi?”
“Shh, wait a moment unni.” Sungmin shut her mouth. “Now as I was saying, she was watching Hankyung and Leeteuk dance together when tears came to her eyes.”
Sungmin gasped. “What? She cried again? How did I not see this?”
“You were too busy practicing with Shindong.”
Sungmin stuck her tongue out at Eunhyuk. “That was a rhetorical question.” She turned back to Donghae. “So what are we going to do? We can’t let Heechul unni like this. She’s been crying so much, it’s frightening.”
“Well I was hoping you could think of something.”
“Well it’s obvious the problem is Heechul unni. She just doesn’t understand what Hankyung oppa wants at all.”
“How are we going to make her understand?”
“I don’t know. There has to be some way we can explain to her. I don’t like seeing her like this.”
“Well just talk to her privately.” Everyone but Kyuhyun jumped in surprise.
“Kibummie! When did you get here?”
“I’ve been here for the past few minutes. You just didn’t notice.”
“Oh. Well what was your idea Kibummie?”
“Just go talk to Heechul unni and use simple terms or words she understands. If you do that, she’ll get it in no time.”
“Oh, why didn’t we think of that?”
“Because it was so obvious.” She rolled her eyes. Sungmin and Donghae pouted at Kibum’s comment.
“Yah! Don’t talk to us like that. We’re older than you. Besides, how are things going with you and Siwon?”
“Come on, tell us.”
“He was following me earlier.”
“What?!?!?! Like that stalker from before, what was his name?”
“Changmin or Andrew?”
“No it was Andrew remember? He was really tall and muscular.”
“Oh right. Gawd, he was so creepy and –“
“Unni! Enough.” Kibum put her face in her hands, exasperated.
“So what are you going to do about Siwon?”
“I don’t know. I’m not going to outright tell him. I’m just going to let him figure it out himself.”
“Really? Are you sure that’s a good idea?”
“It’s fine. He’ll get it sooner or later. He’s intelligent, isn’t he?” Kibum looked up and saw Siwon a few meters away. “Well I need to get going. I’ll see you at home, unni.” She quickly walked away.
Siwon caught sight of the foursome and made his way over. He walked slower than normal. Sungmin caught a glimpse of sadness in his expressionless eyes.
“Hey Siwon, you alright?”
“Why is Kibum acting like that?”
“Acting like what?”
“She was so mean to me today, so cruel. I don’t understand. Yesterday, everything was perfect but today, it’s all in ruins.” Siwon looked at the four of them, tears in his eyes. “She told me we were dating. But I thought I made that clear yesterday. Did she not get it?”
Sungmin looked at Siwon with pity. He looked so sad and heartbroken. “Maybe you should try asking her or show her how you really feel then ask her.”
“But I have shown her how I feel. I guess she doesn’t get it.”
“No she does, Siwon oppa.”
Sungmin sighed. Kibum wasn’t going to like this but she wanted to help them out. “Siwon, you need to ask her.”
“What? I need to ask her?”
“Yes, ask her. If you don’t and you keep playing with her, she’s going to get a reputation.”
“What? What are you talking about? I’m not playing her.”
“We know that but other girls won’t. Kibum has had to deal with all sorts of bullying from other girls. We finally got them to stop and to prevent it from happening again, we think of all the angles jealous girls would think of.”
“We’ve all had our fair share of bullying but Kibum had it worst. She’s one of the prettier ones in our group and so many girls targeted her. We’re just looking out for her.”
“Oh, alright. Thank you so much for telling me. I didn’t know.”
“It’s alright. Kibum won’t like us telling you but felt like you should know. We want to see her happy and we’ve never seen her happier than when she’s with you.”
“Alright, I won’t mess this up.”
“We know you won’t. Now remember what we told you and go. If we know you, you probably have a lot to plan.”
Siwon smiled. “You do. Thank you. I’ll see you tomorrow, Sungmin, Donghae. I’ll see you back at the dorm, Kyuhyun, Eunhyuk. Bye.” He waved before walking off.
“One couple fixed. Now three more to go.”
“Yeah, Heechul and Hankyung, Leeteuk and Kangin, and Yesung and Ryeowook.”
“I didn’t think we had to worry about Yesung and Ryeowook.”
“You don’t need to worry about them. Let them be for now. Things will sort themselves out with those two. I think you should pay more attention to Heechul and Hankyung and Leeteuk and Kangin.”
“Speaking of Leeteuk and Kangin, there goes Kangin.” The four turned to see Kangin trudging along. His head was down and he looked absorbed in his thoughts.
“Aww, come on. Let’s go over there and try to bring him out of his misery.” Sungmin skipped over to him, followed by Donghae and Eunhyuk.
“Only if you bring him Leeteuk,” Kyuhyun muttered before following his girlfriend and friends.
Kangin looked up to see Sungmin, Donghae, Eunhyuk, and Kyuhyun coming towards him.
“Oh hello Sungmin-sshi, Donghae-sshi, Eunhyuk, Kyuhyun. What did you want?”
“We want to help you with Leeteuk.”
Sungmin rolled her eyes. “We want to help you with Leeteuk.”
“How can you help me with Leeteuk?”
Sungmin rolled her eyes again. “Duh! We live with her. We know what she wants. We can help you get her.”
“But the guys are already helping me with that.”
“Who do you think will help you get Leeteuk: a group of boys where half of them are having trouble getting their own girl or a group of girls who know your girl and can help you get her like that?” Sungmin snapped her figures to show how quick they could get them together. Donghae just nodded her head in agreement.
Kangin looked at Eunhyuk and Kyuhyun then Sungmin and Donghae then back to the boys.
“Great.” Sungmin smiled and latched onto his arm. “Now just do whatever we tell you to do.”
Donghae latched onto his other arm. “Yeah, we’ll help you get her. Come with us.”
Sungmin and Donghae dragged Kangin away. Eunhyuk and Kyuhyun sighed before following their girlfriends. They were oblivious to Leeteuk watching them all leave together. Unknowingly, tears came to her eyes and fell down. What did she have to do to get her man? Did he not want her anymore? He had avoided her all day. Leeteuk fell to her knees, crying.
Arms came around her and gently helped her up. She turned and cried into their shoulder.
Hankyung ran his hand along her back in an attempt to comfort her.
“Shh…it’s alright. Just let it all out. That’s it.”
Hankyung caught sight of Heechul just coming out.
Heechul looked around and saw Hankyung motioning towards her. She was about to ignore him when she noticed Leeteuk crying in his arms. She immediately ran over.
“I don’t know. I just saw her standing here crying.”
“Oh…we should probably take her home. Do you think you can help me?”
“Of course.” Hankyung carried her bridal style. Heechul picked up their schoolbags. They walked together, back to the girls’ dorm.
Hankyung carried Leeteuk to her bed and laid her down. Heechul tucked her in, turning on some soft music. They both quietly left her room and went into the living room. Hankyung sat down. Heechul sat down, leaning against Hankyung. They sat in silence for a few minutes before Heechul spoke up.
“I can’t stand seeing her like that. She doesn’t get enough sleep as it is. She worries so much she has trouble sleeping. No matter what, she never sleeps enough. We’ve tried to help her by making her worry less but she still worries no matter what. It’s her umma instinct.”
Heechul sighed. “We want her to by happy. Maybe if she’s truly happy, she’ll stop worrying so much and relax. That’s why we’re trying to get her with Kangin oppa. He’s the one she really loves. But right now, I don’t know if it’s worth it to get them together if it’s going to keep causing her pain.”
“It is worth it. In the long run, she’ll be happier. She might have a lot of pain now but that won’t matter in the end.”
Heechul looked at Hankyung. “You’re so smart and wise.” She moved to give him a kiss but hesitated at the last second. Hankyung looked into her uncertain eyes and took the decision out of her hands. He pressed his lips to hers.
Heechul melted into the kiss. Hankyung held her close to him. No one ever made her feel like this. She felt special and safe in his arms. Sadly, however, they weren’t in a relationship. Heechul pulled away and looked into Hankyung’s eyes.
“Hankyung, will we ever be in a relationship?”
Hankyung sighed. “That all depends.”
“If you understand what a relationship means.”
“Can’t you tell me?”
“No, you have to figure it out for yourself.”
“But I don’t know where to begin. All I know is I don’t ever want to be away from you. It hurts me when I see you with other girl. You’re smiling and laughing with them. I wish that could be me. I want you, not just in bed but other times. I want to spend every moment with you. Please Hankyung, can we be in a relationship? This is the first time I’m asking a guy to be with me. Please don’t reject me. I can’t handle it. I’ve already spent too much time crying over you. Take me out of my misery please.”
Heechul looked at Hankyung, hoping to catch a glimpse of anything. He kept a blank face. Heechul turned away, tears coming to her eyes. She knew it. They were never – Hankyung turned her face towards his and placed his lips over hers in a tendersweet kiss.
Heechul gasped before wrapping her arms around his neck and kissing back. The tears slipped out of her eyes. Hankyung pulled away and took a hand to wipe away her tears.
“You finally understand.” Hankyung reached into his pocket and drew out a box. He opened the lid and held it out to Heechul. “Heechul, my princess, will you please be mine, now and forever?”
Heechul looked at the box then at Hankyung. She smiled. “Yes. Yes, my prince.”
Ryeowook sat quietly and patiently in the seat next to Yesung. She glanced over to see him staring intently at the road. Before, she was upset at Yesung for carrying her out of school. She struggled to get free but that proved useless so her only other option was just to wait it out and see what happened.
Yesung had carried her out of school to a car parked nearby. He placed her in before moving around to the driver’s seat. She could’ve escaped then but decided to see where Yesung was going to take her. Besides, who knew what Yesung was going to do if she tried to run away?
Yesung glanced over to see Ryeowook sleeping peacefully in the seat next to him. They had been driving for an hour or 2 now. He couldn’t stop the feeling of guilt washing over him. He hadn’t meant to frighten or scare her earlier. I guess all that pent up jealousy got the best of me. I should probably make it up to her.
When Yesung had first stormed out with Ryeowook over his shoulder, he didn’t know what he was doing. He just wanted to take her away from Shindong. That guy was going to steal his Wookie if he wasn’t careful. But once he took her away, he was lost on what to do. She had struggled which had snapped him out of his rage and jealousy but he very well couldn’t just let her go, not when he finally had her to himself. So he just took her to his car and decided to take her away. He hadn’t planned on it but their date was going to start earlier than expected.
A/N: YAY!!! i got my paper done :) it might not be that great, hopefully it's decent but at least i finished it :D hope you like this chapter...hopefully i can update soon...but i'm going to go on break soon meaning my time might be limited...will try to update again soon :D