Once upon a time, a wood sprite just wanted a friend.
- Part 2 of ashes, ashes, we all fall down
Bookmarked by sunnyhaze
31 Oct 2019
“Should we do this one-on-one? Focus on the opening for tonight? Jisung needs the least amount of work. Felix you help him. Hyunjin, you go with Chan. I’ll take Changbin.”
“Are you saying I need the most amount of work?” Changbin asked as Minho approached him. Irritation clouded his common sense which yelled 'these guys are helping you' and 'you don’t even know him.'
“Yes,” Minho replied plainly, and Changbin’s common sense hid behind his ego.
"You’re aware there’s no way I’m going to look as good as you do by this time next week?”
“Are you calling me good looking?” Minho asked. He smirked, but when Changbin did nothing but glare at him, he blinked hard and seemed to reset his focus. “You’re going to improve. Trust me. I’ll even make sure you’re the most improved. Hyung will compliment you the most.”
Changbin grumbled a quick “we'll see” before getting into his starting position.
Or, 3racha gets backup dancers for their upcoming tour, and Seo Changbin is paired with one enigmatic Lee Minho.
Jaehyun lifts his lips up into a smirk and says, “I suppose you’re right. I’d like to go out with you sometime.”
What Doyoung replies with is: “Oh sorry, I don't date blonds.”
There’s a brief pause of sustained staring as Jaehyun attempts to unravel the complexity of that answer. Running a hand through his straw coloured hair, he tilts his head to the side. “I'm not… a natural blond.”
“Oh yeah, that's obvious,” Doyoung snorts. “I just wanted an excuse on why I didn't want to go out with you without hurting your feelings."
or: university takes four years before it's over and it takes Jaehyun and Doyoung four years before it even begins
Ah. Alright. Jaehyun understands now. These “Paranormal Society” clowns get a free vacation every week of the year where they hunt for an obviously fake monster, and even in the unlikely event that wendigos do turn out to be real - which they aren’t - they’d actually kill them, thereby vindicating all members of the Society of all accountability. Incredible. Taeyong could quite possibly be running the most ingenious scam of all time. Jaehyun almost finds it genuinely impressive.
But Jaehyun looks up into Taeyong’s honey-brown eyes and oh god, he genuinely believes this doesn’t he, he actually thinks that there’s cannibalistic monsters who lives next to the lake and eats people for breakfast.
“I’d love if you’d come with,” Taeyong says, looking up.
Jaehyun instructs his fluttering heart to shut the fuck up and die.
His chest is tight, and anger bubbles up inside of him again, and then Donghyuck glances up at him, and says, voice eerily melodic, “To die would be an awfully big adventure, don't you think, Mark Lee?” and the red fizzles out beneath his rib-cage like a soda gone flat. He feels old.