Genre: Romance, Angst
Rating: PG for now.
“WHAT?!” he snatched his hand away from Jonghyun’s, “Are you crazy?! I don’t even know you! Hell, I don’t even know your name! I sure as hell am not gonna sleep with you!”
“Woah, calm down, I didn’t say anything about sleeping with me. I just asked you go home with me.”
“Well what else was I supposed to think that meant? Do you always going around asking strangers to go…..”
“Choi Jonghyun” he cut him off.
“That’s my name, Choi Jonghyun” he said with a chuckle.
Changhyun took a second to rub his temples and wonder what the hell was going on with his life at the moment. He was aggravated beyond belief and was hoping somehow this night would end soon. “Look Jonghyun,” he stared before being cut off again by a dark haired female that had just walked through the door.
“Hey Chanhee-ah, time to go home,” she yelled out to the bartender as she took off her jacket and made her way behind the bar.
“Bitch you’re late!” Chanhee said as he made his way back up to the bar with a short blonde male following him.
“Well excuuuuuse me for having car trouble!”
“Yeah Eunjung noona, you’re late,” Jonghyun chimed in “you know full well that interferes with hyungs whoring around”.
Wow they all seem so close. Changhyun couldn’t help but feel a bit jealous. He always wondered what it was like to have friends to play around with like that.
Chanhee smacked Jonghyun’s shoulder, “Hey! It’s not whoring, it’s socializing” he said as he made his way to the back. He came out a few minutes later with his jacket on. He took his blonde friend’s hand and started towards the door.
“Changhyun-ah, it was nice meeting you cutie. See ya noona.” He waved at Eunjung.
“Bye, have fun,” she winked at him as he was going out the door.
“Bye whore!” Jonghyun called after him.
Chanhee stuck his head back in for a second to say, “Later fatass.”
“Looks like he ditched you again Jonghyun-ah” Eunjung said to him with a laugh.
“Yup, looks like it” he said with a chuckle before turning to look at Changhyun who did nothing but pretend there was something interesting on the wall for him to stare at.
“So, Changhyun, I like that name.” The boy just shrugged in reply, “Well since my friend just ditched me I guess I have no reason to be longer. So are you going to take me up on my offer? I mean, I really don’t want to leave you here all by yourself with nowhere to go.”
As suspicious as Changhyun was, he couldn’t help but note the sincerity in the other’s voice. He couldn’t help but sense that MAYBE he really had no ulterior motives at all.
“No thanks, I’ll be alright don’t worry about me.” He said with what he hope was a reassuring smile. Though to the other it just looked sad.
“You sure? Is your boyfriend coming to pick you up anytime soon?”
Changhyun hated lying, “Um not right now. I haven’t called him yet and………..”
Wait a second………….did he just…………oh shit……. Changhyun realized what just happened, ”HEY! That was sneaky!”
Jonghyun chuckled at him, “Well you wouldn’t answer me so………..”
Changhyun just rolled his eyes at him.
“Well Changhyun hyung, it was really a pleasure meeting you,” he said as he got up from his chair “call him before it gets too late okay? I hope I get to see you again soon.”
“Yeah okay I will. Bye.” Changhyun looked down at his silent phone. He dreaded calling him, he knew exactly was would happen. But did he really have a choice? He turned to see the redhead giving him and Eunjung a wave before walking out the door. He felt his heart sink and he wasn’t sure why.
“Can I get you anything honey?” The pretty bartender asked him.
“No thank you noona.”He replied to her. He looked around when he started hearing some rather loud music playing. He hadn’t noticed how many people there were in the bar now. He got up from his chair, and went into the men’s room. Thankfully, it was empty so he took a deep breath and pressed #2 on his speed dial and listened to it ring.
Voicemail. It went straight to voicemail.
“Unbelievable! Un-freaking-believable!!!” Changhyun ranted until the bathroom door opened and he realized he was caught talking to himself.
After waiting forever for the man to do his business and leave, he dialed the number once again.
He called again, and again, and several more times after that before finally getting an answer.
“What the fuck do you want Changhyun?” Shit, he’s still angry at me. After hearing that, he knew this wouldn’t end well.
“Look Jongdae, I’m sorry I…..”
“I already said all I have to say to you tonight, and that’s it!” He yelled at him.
“I said I’m sorry! What else do you want from me?” Changhyun was almost in tears now.
“I want you to fucking learn your lesson!!”
“Please, it’s late and cold and I have no mon……….”
Changhyun leaned back against the wall and slid down to the floor. It wasn’t like he was surprised. In fact, he was pretty sure this would happen. But somewhere inside he hoped his boyfriend wouldn’t let it go on this long.
After spending an unknown amount of time sobbing on the dirty floor of a men’s room in a bar, Changhyun figured it was time for him to get the hell out of there. He wiped his tear stained face off with tissue and look at his reflection in the mirror. His eyes were red and puffy.
It’s not like anyone will notice so whatever.
He left the restroom and made his way towards the door. Sticking his phone in his back pocket he opened the door and stepped outside. There was more wind out than earlier and he was already freezing.
He braced himself against the wind as best as he could and began to slowly make his way back towards the way that he came. He figured that maybe after a few hours of begging and pleading at his front door that maybe he’d be let inside. MAYBE.
Being pathetic alone outside is better than being pathetic alone while surrounded by people that are having fun (at least he hoped so).
He didn’t get very far before he thought heard someone call his name out. He thought he was hearing things until he turned around to see a familiar redhead jogging up behind him.
“What the hell are you doing out here? It’s fucking freezing!!” He didn’t have a chance to reply before said redhead grabbed his arm and lead him to his car. He opened the passenger door for him and he got in without even a second thought. The car was already on and the heater made it feel like heaven inside.
“I thought you were calling your boyfriend to come get you.” He said once he got in the driver’s side. He decided not to ask the other about his puffy red eyes.
“Well,” time to lie yet again, “I did but couldn’t get through. I think his phone is dead.”
“Ohhhh I see,” Jonghyun said while his mind screamed “BULLSHIT”.
“What are you still doing out here anyways? I thought you went home?”
Time for Jonghyun to lie now, “I was………..smoking a cigarette.” He didn’t exactly want to tell him that he was waiting to see if a boyfriend showed up.
Changhyun nodded and pretended to buy his excuse even though he didn’t smell a hint of cigarette smoke on him.
“So where do you live at? I’ll drop you off” Jonghyun asked him while buckling his seatbelt.
“Oh so you’re not still trying to take me home?” Changhyun did the same with a smirk on his face.
“Haha naw I wouldn’t do that to you. I wouldn’t wanna seem creepy. Or like a perv.”
“Too late for that.”
The other laughed at him as he switched gears and began driving out the bar’s parking lot, “Which way?”
“You know that grocery store a few blocks that way? Well just another block past there are some apartments and….”
“Oh yeah I know where that is. I work at that store actually.” He said while turning in that direction.
“Oh okay, cool.” Changhyun was surprised that they were so close to each other and didn’t know it. He didn’t recall ever seeing the boy before, yet couldn’t help but wonder if the other had seen him.
Things were silent until they had stopped at a red light. Jonghyun grabbed his wallet and opened it up then handed it to Changhyun, “Here.”
Changhyun took it with a confused look on his face until he added, “My ID, see it?”
He saw it, it was a student ID. “Um yeah, but why are you showing me this?”
Jonghyun chuckled at him, “So that you’d know I wasn’t lying about my name. I don’t want you thinking I’m a crazy person or something.”
Changhyun resisted the urge to say “Too late for that” again. Looking at the ID he noted the birthdate on it, “Hey I’m not even a year older than you ya know.” He handed the wallet back to him.
“Oh really? Hmmm you seem older”.
“Is that why you’ve been calling me “hyung” since we met?”
“Well yeah. I mean, you seemed like you were around my age but, you’re definitely more mature than I am.” He turned and grinned at him.
Changhyun held back a laugh but couldn’t stop the wide smile from spreading across his face. He wondered if it was weird to feel this comfortable with someone you didn’t even know.
“You have a really cute smile hyung,” Jonghyun told him.
“Shut up,” he said without looking at him yet still smiling.
It wasn’t much more than five minutes later when they reached the apartment complex Changhyun lived at. He directed him to the side his place was at and Jonghyun pulled around to that side and into a parking space. Not just any parking space, but Jongdae’s parking space. The same one he always used.
He left............he actually left. What do I do now?