Group(s): Super Junior, DBSK
Main Pairing(s): Eunhyuk x Junsu, Hankyung x Kibum
Side Pairings(s): Donghae x Bada, Leeteuk x Henry, Siwon x Eunhyuk, Zhou mi x Eunhyuk, Heechul x Sungmin, Kyuhyun x Ryeowook x Yesung, Changmin x Jaejoong, Yunho x Yoochun, Family: Kangin x Eunhyuk, Shindong x Eunhyuk
Friend(s): Hankyung x Eunhyuk, Leeteuk x Eunhyuk, Eunhyuk x Bada, Hankyung x Bada, Leeteuk x Bada, Hankyung x Heechul, Heechul x Bada
Summary: A one night stay in his apartment that he doesn't call home changed his life. He cried and loved and loves again. The past hurts. This very day does. Moving on is easier when you let others in and help you.
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Exactly one year had past and Hankyung still hadn’t been able to fulfill Kibum’s wish.
"I love you Bummie. I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to fulfill your wish."
"Idiot. You already have."
Hankyung whipped his head around and saw none other than Heechul standing by the door.
"You are living happy. In this world and HanBum’s world. You are married to someone who loves you and you love back. That person is Kim Kibum. There’s more than one way of getting married. That ring is proof. And in your heart you and Kibum are already married. You haven’t broken your promise to him. You’ve already fulfilled it since the day you saw each other."
"So stop crying already. Wipe those tears away and let’s go out and drink." Heechul said standing next to Hankyung and stretching his hand out in front of Hankyung to take.
Hankyung could only obey. He wiped his tears away with the back of his hand and held onto Heechul’s outstretched hand.
Pulling Hankyung to his feet, Heechul linked his arm through Hankyung’s and made his way towards the door.
"Wait Heechul! What about class? I have to teach!"
"Teach what? School is already over."
"WHAT?!" Hankyung shouted into Heechul’s ear.
"YAH! DON’T SHOUT IN MY EAR!"
Hankyung winced and immediately covered his ear. He had forgotten that no one could get away with that kind of thing except for Heechul.
"Sorry! It’s just, unlike you Heechul, I want to teach my students."
"I’m going to pretend I didn’t hear that. And besides I already sent them home when they came looking for you."
"Why? Why did you do that? Why didn’t you tell me?" Hankyung asked running to grab his things and trying to think of what he was going to say to his students when he sees them.
"I did that because you were here staring at yourself in the mirror. I didn’t tell you because I knew that you were reminiscing about that day. About what happened on this day exactly one year ago. That’s why I sent them home. They don’t need to see their teacher crying and a complete mess."
Hankyung walked over to Heechul and pulled the older man into a hug. "Thank you hyung."
"Yah! What is wrong with people today? First Eunhyuk doesn’t call me hyung when he’s my dongsaeng and now you’re calling me that? Man do I really need a drink! Now let’s go already!"
Hankyung laughed his airy heart warming laugh. He really was glad to have Heechul as a friend. Heechul may be arrogant and rude but he’s always watching over and caring for his friends.
"All right. Let’s go out and have some fun. Who knows, if we’re lucky you might even get to see that bunny."
"Yah! He has a name you know!"
"Or really? What’s his name then?"
"Lee Sungmin. And don’t even think of trying to play matchmaker. I don’t like him like that."
Heechul scoffed throwing his bag into the back seat and sitting up in front. Unlike Heechul Hankyung gently placed his bag in the back of his car and got in the driver’s seat.
"I wasn’t thinking that."
"Sure you weren’t." Heechul said rolling his eyes.
"Really I wasn’t going to."
Hankyung pulled out of the parking lot and drove towards the school’s gates.
"OH WAIT! What about Junsu?"
"Told him to meet Eunhyuk outside the vocal building a couple minutes ago." Heechul said nonchalantly opening the lunchbox Eunhyuk had packed for Hankyung.
"So Eunhyuk’s going to give him a lift to my place right?"
"Yup. Now shut up and driver already." He said popping a man tou into his mouth.
"Shut up peasant." Heechul said holding out a piece of kimbap in front of him to eat.
Hankyung laughed at his friend. Some things never change.
The whole day had gone by. A little too quickly for Eunhyuk’s taste. Bada was busy. She said something about going to meet up with the East Sea. Which makes no sense since she can’t meet up with the East Sea. She can go to the East Sea. She’s been spending too much time in the ocean he thought. Shaking his head, Eunhyuk pulled his car in front of the vocal building. He didn’t have a clue to what Hankyung’s cousin looked like. He was about to call Hankyung or Heechul when he heard someone call his name. Looking up he saw a guy around looking around his age wearing black jeans and a white t-shirt with 2 suitcases and a backpack on the ground behind him.
"Yes?" Eunhyuk didn’t bother to address the other male as Hankyung’s cousin because for all he knew, that guy could be a student at SM Academy. They were always getting new students so it wasn’t weird to see someone walking around campus with their luggage.
"Annyounghsehyo, I’m Kim Junsu. Hankyung’s cousin. He said that you’re dropping me off at his place."
"Annyounghsehyo, I’m Lee Hyukjae but you can call me Eunhyuk. Yeah he told me this morning."
"Okay Eunhyuk shi."
"You don’t have to be so formal. Drop the suffixes. I don’t really care about that."
"Oh okay Eunhyuk."
"Want some help with your luggage?"
"Yeah that’d be great thanks."
Eunhyuk got out of his car and helped Junsu fit his luggage into the trunk. Once everything was in they got in the car and drove to Hankyung’s place.
"Oh I’m sorry. You can go first Eunhyuk."
"No it’s okay. You can go first."
"Um, okay. So how long have you known hyung?"
"We’ve been friends since freshman year in university. So we’ve been friends for 6 years."
"Eh? How does that work? You look like you should be in university now."
Eunhyuk smiled his gummy smile. "Hankyung, Heechul, Leeteuk, Bada and I all meet in freshman year of university. The only difference is that we meet when I was 17. Usually that would mean that I would be a freshman in high school but we’re geniuses. We have our own thing that we’re really amazing at. "
"Oh I get it. Sorta like child prodigy."
"Yeah something like that."
"Cool. What were you going to say before?"
"Oh I was just wondering why you are suddenly visiting Seoul when Hankyung had never mentioned you before."
"Simple really. I just thought that I need a change of pace."
"From everything I guess. Between living in China and Japan, having to run back and forth and getting work done in time was just overwhelming. I decided I needed a change of pace. I didn’t know where else to go so I came here. Hyung said that it was fine for me to stay with him as long as I wanted since we haven’t talked or seen each other in so long."
"Oh sounds rough. What are you doing now?"
"What do you mean?" Junsu asked tilting his head to the side, his mouth forming an ‘o’ shape.
"I mean what’s your profession? Are you going to get a job here?"
"Huh? Oh I already have one."
"Yeah I’m the new vocal teacher at SM Academy."
"Seriously?" Eunhyuk asked taking the chance to look at Junsu when the light turned red.
"Yeah. Didn’t hyung tell you?"
"I think he was going to but didn’t get a chance this morning. So anyways, a couple more minutes and we’re there."
"Okay, so do you have the keys?"
"The keys to hyung’s apartment."
"Didn’t Hannie give you the spare copy of keys this morning?"
"Nope. He said he’ll make me a copy later. For now you were going to let me in."
Eunhyuk stared at Junsu. He was really thinking that the kid was obviously lying. Hankyung never forget these kinds of things. Even if today is January 20th. Turning to look back at the road, Eunhyuk took a left and pulled over. He thought over what he could do. His options were very limited. He could either get Junsu to check into a hotel or let Junsu stay over at his place. Both options weren’t the best ever. If Hankyung knew that he got Junsu to stay in a hotel instead of his place, he’d for sure be called stingy. If he let Junsu stay at his place for the time being, who knows what could happen. He’d just met Junsu. The guy could be a killer in disguise.
Junsu noticed that Eunhyuk had pulled over and was in deep thought.
"If you’re worried that I might be a psycho and would kill you in your sleep if you let me stay over since I really have nowhere to go, then you don’t have to worry. I can wait in the lobby of hyung’s apartment until he comes home." Junsu suggested.
Eunhyuk gave Junsu a side way glance and let out a sigh.
"It’s fine. You can stay at my place till this whole thing gets sorted out."
"Are you sure? I don’t want to be imposing."
"Cause I can wait for hyung in th-"
"Really Junsu. It’s fine."
If Eunhyuk hadn’t been too busy shifting the car in reverse and driving back to his place he would have noticed that Junsu had a faint blush on his cheeks when he said ‘okay’.
The ride back to Eunhyuk’s place was quiet. It wasn’t a comfortable silence. More of an awkward and weird silence between strangers. Junsu wanted to say something to break the tension but he didn’t want to make things worse than it was.
Eunhyuk knew that he should be trying to get to know Junsu better and become friends for Hankyung’s sake and his but right now he just didn’t care. His mind was too caught up on what today was.
Pulling into an empty space in the parking lot, Eunhyuk killed the engine and turned to look at Junsu. The younger male (he assumed Junsu was younger) looked so content. Head titled to the side, leaning against the backrest, shoulders slump and asleep with an adorable expression on his face. For a split second Eunhyuk had thought of reaching over and giving him a wet-Nelly just to see his reaction. Getting out of the car and taking the luggage out of the trunk, Eunhyuk went around the car and stood beside Junsu. Gently shaking his shoulder, Eunhyuk tried to get him to wake up from his slumber.
"Hey, we’re here."
Junsu groaned, scrunching up his face he turned to the side and ignored Eunhyuk.
"Yo! Wake up sleepy head." Eunhyuk said this time giving him a not so gentle push.
Junsu slapped his arm away and spoke in a sleepy voice.
"Just 5 more minutes’ hyung."
Eunhyuk was a bit taken back being called hyung. Not to say that he wasn’t happy to hear that. Just that the two haven’t known each other that long and Junsu was already calling him hyung. As much as he wanted to give into the younger man, he was tired of standing.
"Yo! Wake up." Eunhyuk said this time forcefully pushing Junsu’s head to get him to wake up. Junsu felt someone push his head really hard. He sleepily opened his eyes and saw Eunhyuk looking down at him. He quickly looked around and wondered where they were. Seeing that they were in the parking lot outside of a big tall upscale new building Junsu realized that they were at Eunhyuk’s apartment already.
Getting out of the car and quickly bowing to Eunhyuk, Junsu could feel his cheeks completely flushed from embarrassment.
"I’m sorry!" Junsu said bowing at Eunhyuk at an exactly 90° degrees angle. Eunhyuk didn’t know whether that was too cute or just plain weird. He chose to go with the latter. Living between China and Japan must have done something with his brain he concluded.
"It’s fine. Now come on. Let’s go inside so you can call Hankyung to let you know you’re staying at my place."
"Okay." Junsu said meekly pulling the smaller suit case with his backpack and followed behind Eunhyuk. From the back, Eunhyuk was pulling the big suitcase with his messenger bag hanging on one shoulder. Junsu didn’t know why but he had an uneasy feeling in the pit of his stomach. Today was going to be a long day. That for sure he knew.
A/N: end of chapter 4
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