Part: 5 of ?
Pairing: YehWook, KyuWook, YooWook, YehHyuk, KangTeuk, ShiHan, JaeHo
Notes: Here is another update! Sorry it's taken me so long. I got very ADD and wrote a lot of other stuff. XD
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Nc-17 Pullouts: Jaeho | ShiHan
Credit: Lyrics are translated by Cho and aheeyah.com
I didn't like living so weakly
I try to change the way I am right now
After the commotion died down at finding Siwon and Hankyung together, like that, which took an awfully long time, considering how homophobic everyone had assumed Siwon was, (and both were still refusing to come out of the room), attention was turned back to Ryeowook, who had since vanished.
He'd taken advantage of the group wide distraction and retreated to his room, worried about what he should wear on his date. When Eeteuk found him, Ryeowook was in the middle of trying on his fifth outfit, and it still wasn't 'good enough'.
"Ryeowook-ah," Eeteuk said, pulling a pair of pants out of the eternal magnae's shaking hands, "Yoochun isn't going to care what you're wearing."
"But you've seen how he dresses," Ryeowook said softly, before diving back into his closet.
Eeteuk only sighed, before helping Ryeowook find something acceptable, a nice shirt, slacks, and a jacket, and lended him some accessories.
Yesung also took advantage of the ShiHan commotion and snuck off to his room. Kyuhyun immediately noticed, and followed his hyung, slipping inside just as Yesung was shutting the door.
“Yesung hyung,” Kyuhyun said, sticking his foot out to catch the door, “Can I talk to you for a minute?”
Yesung nodded after a moment and moved back, letting Kyuhyun in. Kyuhyun shut the door behind him.
“What’s up?” Yesung said, running his fingers through his hair, “Everything okay?”
“Well I’m fine,” Kyuhyun responded, “But… Hyung…”
“What?” Yesung leaned against the wall.
“I saw your face… when Ryeowook got the flowers.”
Yesung blinked, then frowned. “My face looked norma-”
Kyuhyun laughed a little, reaching out to put a hand on Yesung's shoulder, which was immediately shrugged off, “You don’t have to lie to me, I saw. You were jealous.”
“Magnae,” Yesung said, frowning deeper, “That’s not-”
“If you have feelings for Ryeowook, you need to tell him.”
Yesung shook his head vigorously. “I don’t. I was just surprised for a moment is all.”
Kyuhyun shrugged. If Yesung couldn't admit it to himself, he certainly wouldn't be able to tell anyone else. “Whatever you say hyung,” he replied, opened the door and stepping out, "but you should really think about telling him…” and then he shut the door behind himself and was gone.
After standing there silent, staring at the door, Yesung grabbed the first thing his hand came in contact with and threw it angrily at the wall.
When Ryeowook walked out into the living room, several people whistled.
"You look hot!" Donghae exclaimed, making Ryeowook blush darkly.
"When is he getting here?" Shindong asked curiously.
"Um..." Ryeowook glanced at the stylish watch he'd borrowed from Eeteuk, "Any minute?"
Just then the doorbell rang. Several people fought to open the door first, but Ryeowook pushed his way through and opened it with some difficulty.
Yoochun was standing on the front porch, looking incredibly handsome in a dress shirt and slacks.
“Hey, Ryeowook," he said, stepping inside with a big smile, "ready to go?”
Ryeowook nodded quietly, attempting to quickly herd Yoochun out the door before the guys embarrassed him.
“Ryeowook, aren’t you going to let us meet your date?” Kangin said, jokingly.
Ryeowook shot a look over his shoulder, but Kangin missed it completely, or else he didn't care. “Don’t bring him home too late, now,” he continued, as several people giggled in the background.
Eeteuk smacked Kangin's arm, effectively silencing him, just as Ryeowook finally managed to shove Yoochun out and close the door behind them.
Yoochun was very romantic, the perfect date, really. And Ryeowook didn’t mind too much that Yoochun was treating him the way he’d treat a girl. The attention was nice. Really nice. And Yoochun was so attractive, and sweet, and romantic… it really didn’t make sense that Ryeowook kept thinking of someone else, at home… He did his best to push those thoughts out of his head and concentrate on what Yoochun was telling him, some funny story involving Changmin and…
Okay, Ryeowook really wasn’t paying attention.
“Ryeowook?” Yoochun said, reaching over the table to put his hand on Ryeowook’s in an attempt to get his attention, “Are you okay?”
“Wha- of course,” Ryeowook said, blinking guiltily.
“The waiter wants to know if you want a refill…” Yoochun said with a smile.
“Oh!” Ryeowook exclaimed, looking over at the waiter, “Thank you very much.”
The waiter nodded, took the glass, and went off to refill it.
“I’m so sorry,” Ryeowook began, “I was just-”
Yoochun waved it off, “I’m sure you’re tired. Hell, I know I am. Our lives aren’t exactly… restful? I guess is a good way to put it?”
Ryeowook laughed a little, “No, they really aren’t. I can’t remember the last time I’ve had a decent night’s sleep…” He trailed off. He wasn’t going to mention the fact that he wasn’t sleeping because he knew Yesung was right on the other side of the wall, not because of their busy schedules.
Yoochun nodded. “Same here. Work’s a bitch. …Too bad we love it, huh?”
“Yeah, too bad…” Ryeowook looked down at his plate.
“We can’t hide in here forever…” Hankyung said, looking over at Siwon, who was lying motionless on the bed.
“I know…” Siwon said, sighing softly.
Hankyung looked down at his feet, then back at Siwon, “Even though I was drunk… I meant what I said.”
Siwon looked up at him, “I know, hyung.”
“And,” Hankyung continued, “I don’t think what we did was wrong.”
Siwon sighed softly and nodded, sitting on the edge of the bed. He’d pulled his clothes on, covering all evidence of the night’s events.
“So…” Hankyung said after a few minutes of silence, “Can I ask you something?”
“Of course,” Siwon replied.
Hankyung looked uncomfortable as he asked, “Even though you said you didn’t know what you were doing… it really seemed… like you did.”
Siwon’s face went pale, and Hankyung immediately regretted bringing it up. “I’m sorry, I just-”
“I have… done it before,” Siwon interrupted, “Once. …I’d rather not talk about it.”
And Hankyung decided that it would be best to drop it for now.
“So, are you up for anything else?" Yoochun asked, standing in front of the restaurant, "Or do you think you-”
“I should probably be getting home,” Ryeowook said softly, “if it gets too late, I think my hyungs might send out a search party…”
Yoochun laughed. “Well then, can I walk you home?”
Ryeowook nodded and the two walked down the sidewalk together.
“I hope you had a nice time,” Yoochun said, casually sliding an arm over Ryeowook’s shoulder. Ryeowook blushed and looked up at him as he continued, “I know I did.”
The younger nodded slightly in response, and Yoochun smiled.
“But…” Ryeowook said after a moment, “I don’t really understand… why…”
“Why…?” Yoochun echoed, pulling Ryeowook a little closer as they continued to walk.
Yoochun slowed his steps and turned, sliding his other arm around Ryeowook. “Why did I ask you out?”
Ryeowook nodded, swallowing nervously.
“I don’t think you realize just all you have to offer,” Yoochun said, putting a finger under Ryeowook’s chin and pushing his head up, forcing him to look Yoochun in the eye. Ryeowook’s breath caught in his throat, and he found that he couldn’t move.
Even though there was a voice in the back of Ryeowook’s head telling him that he should not be leading Yoochun on like this, that Yoochun was not the one that his heart belonged to, Ryeowook could not bring himself to do anything but close his eyes when Yoochun leaned forward and kissed him gently on the lips. They stood there for a few minutes with Yoochun’s arms wrapped around Ryeowook, as he pressed soft kisses to his lips, and then a few more minutes, while Yoochun just cuddled Ryeowook against his chest.
“I should get you home,” Yoochun finally said, pulling away, and Ryeowook just nodded, a little dazed from it all.
When they reached Super Junior’s apartment, Yoochun kissed Ryeowook again, and promised to call, before leaving.
Ryeowook was hoping to slip into the apartment unnoticed and go to bed, but of course, no such luck. The entire group teased him unmercilessly until he escaped to his bedroom.