“Are you just not going to look at me the whole night now?” Taemin muttered, he was wiping away Michael’s tears but the boy’s focus was on the ground.
Michael shrugged, sniffling quietly before he adjusted his body on the kitchen sink.
“I said sorry,” He sighed, now passing the boy a glass of water. “I didn’t realise you’d be so…”
Taemin’s words slipped away into silence when Michael cleared his throat and sniffled again once more.
“I really am though Michael…”
“Then why’d you make me do it?” His words were slurred as he mumbled them out, not trying to hide away the pain and sadness in his voice. His question seemed to stir something inside of Taemin, who blushed and dropped his eyes to the tissue that Michael was wiping against his eyes.
“It’s just sort of… I don’t know. I couldn’t exactly just say no right there. That had happened to me and I thought maybe because I’d been through it, you’d be alright.”
“You?” Michael’s stare made Taemin nod slightly and shrug his shoulders. “What happened?”
“Well it was when I turned 14, my hyungs had already been told and thought it’d be hilarious. And so Donghae hyung did it. I was screaming because there were millions of bugs and it was really dark. In the end Onew hyung had to come and help me out.”
There seemed to be a slight blush on Taemin’s cheeks, Michael noticed and raised an eyebrow, waiting for him to continue.
“So.. yeah, I just tried to laugh it off after, wanting to seem cool in front of my sunbaes. I really am sorry, Mikey…”
“It’s okay… maybe I overreacted.” It still seemed incredibly unfair in his point of view, but there didn’t seem to be any use of holding up a grudge about something like this. He tried to smile as brightly as he could and then gulped back some of the water he had been given, instantly regretting it as the water dribbled out of his mouth, his body still numb from the shock and humiliation.
Taemin let out a sweet, soft chuckle and ruffled Michael’s hair affectionately. Giving him a warm eye-smile, he carefully wiped at his mouth with some tissue, making sure his chin, neck and mouth weren’t wet anymore.
“Do you think you’re okay now to go back to the party?”
“I just want to go home really and sleep,” Noticing how Taemin’s slight smile slowly started to disappear, Michael began to chew his lip- wondering if he’d regret this. “But,” Taemin looked up, hopeful. “I can join in the party.”
The words had barely left his lips when Taemin let out a cute little cheer, pushing his hands into the air to do a mini victory dance. In a quick moment influenced by hyperness, Taemin pulled Michael into a bone-crushing hug. Squeezing the younger’s cheeks gently, he kissed him gently on the forehead, feeling Michael’s hands grip at his arms as the kiss ended.
“You’re so cute, Taemin.” Michael giggled, squealing as Taemin messed up his hair jokingly.
“That’s Taemin hyung to you!” Stealthily, he turned on the tap for the cold water and watched in delight as realisation hit Michael, who yelped at the cold sensation and jumped off the counter, huffing as he watched Taemin squeal and run into the party.
Onew sighed and watched as the two conversed, feeling something tingle as he saw Taemin hug Michael close, kissing his forehead gently. Michael seemed to be blushing and it only made Onew shake his head as he tried to rid himself of these strange… what even was it? Angry, fluttery butterflies that took a hold of his whole body, making him shiver. He was only supposed to be getting some more juice, but seeing the two in the kitchen together and alone.. he had to stop.
Taemin soon let out a squeal (at this Onew had to smile, his sweet maknae being too adorable sometimes) and turned on the tap as Michael was sat in the sink, running out as soon as the boy in the sink realised.
“That rascal.” Michael muttered, sighing as he had to bend his legs awkwardly to adjust to his wet jeans.
“Need some help?” Onew was standing there, looking as handsome as ever- smiling sweetly as he handed Mikey some kitchen roll.
“Ah.. uhm.. t-thank y-you.” He bowed his head slightly and reddened as he began to dry himself off.
submitted by taeace
omfg help oHMYgOD SERIOUSLY
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH ONTAE+MITAE IN ONE I CANT HANDLE THIS GRACE
is it bad I now want Taemin to fall for Onew instead of me omFG!!!! GRACE WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME THIS IS THE MOST INSANE THING EVER OH GOD