Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Can I...?

Chapter 7 : Let's eat!

That was the first awkward morning for them.

No one dared to speak up.

Not even Onew as he only observes everyone around.

Key was plating everything while the others sat on their respective chairs and looked down.

After everything was prepared, not a single word came out of anyone's mouth.

Lastly, Onew gave up and tried to talk but in result no one responded.

Key gave a look to Minho as he was placing the food onto his own plate.


The sound of the door being opened harshly, woke Key from his daze.

Minho, already wearing a t-shirt and a towel, with his wet hair snatches the phone from Key's hand.

"Nugu?" Asked Key to the silent Minho who kept staring down to the screen.

"...Nae yeodongsaeng (my little sister)" Said Minho after a long pause and tried putting up a smile.

End of flashback

Meanwhile, Jonghyun was still trying to comfort Taemin and cheer him up.

He kept giving glances until Taemin would finally speak up but it was no use.

As they walked out from the building, Jonghyun tugged Taemin in the arm and made his hand fell out of his coat pocket.

"Taemin-ah..." Called Jonghyun.

"Waeyo?" He replied reluctantly.

"Mianhe... jeongmal mianhe..." Pleaded Jonghyun.

Taemin looked down, thinking of whether to accept his apology or not.

"I promise not to talk about this ever again" Said Jonghyun and their eyes met.

He then gave a nod and smiled to Jonghyun.

"But, can you at least lessen the limit for one of us to get married? Because 10 years is too long"

He starts to complain as they entered the van.

Onew sees them happy and fine. Plus, they're even talking to each other pretty well.

"Looks like I don't have to butt in anymore" He said to himself and shut his eyes.

"I have to go now! Najunge boja (see you later)!" Exclaimed Jonghyun as he walked out the door.

The recording was finished and they had been dancing for 5 hours straight.

He knew that it was still not enough but he couldn't just stop the urge to not miss a day without seeing her.

Ding Dong~

The doorbell rang.

Amira who was busy surfing the internet called out

"I'll get it!"

She opened the door and saw flowers being shoved to her face.

"Yah!" She shouted.


He moved the flowers away from his face.

"Jonghyun?! What are you doing here? I thought you have practice today?" She said.

Without hesitation, he entered the house and placed the flowers into her hands.

"It's our lunch break right now" He explained.

"Amira! Nuguseyo?" Her mother walked closer to the front door with a kitchen towel in her hand.

Her eyes widen, worried to what her mother would say if she saw him.

She quickly threw the bouquet of flowers behind the door and gave her mother a bright smile.

"Ah! Jonghyun-ah?"

Jonghyun bowed and said his greetings.

"It's been a while, ne?" He said.

The both of them smiled meanwhile Amira was busy thinking about what her mother would do if she finds out the truth.

"What were you doing?" He asked her mother.

"I was cooking for lunch" She explained simple as she was taking a pan out form the cupboard.

"Amira, you didn't help your mother?" He poked her on the shoulder.

"I was... busy..." She tried finding an excuse.

"Tsk... busy with what?" Her mother said sarcastically.

She felt embarrassed about it and punched Jonghyun on the shoulder making him wail in pain a little.

"What? You're a singer now?" She seemed shocked and disbelief.

"Umma, you didn't know?" Said Amira as she was cutting the vegetables.

"How should I know if Jonghyun never comes and visit us like before"

Jonghyun just smiled from embarrassment.

"What about the others then?" She continued.

"Ah, we're together. We're in the same group" He explained.

"What? Group?" She stopped and looked at Jonghyun in confusion.

"You should really stay up to date, umma" Said Amira.

"I'm too busy to get involved with this. I'm just glad that you have a job, Jonghyun-ah. Not like Amira over here" She pouts her mouth to Amira's direction in front of him.

"Chicnha?" He said and couldn't shut his mouth unless a fly comes in.

"But I told you, I would get a job soon. It's just that I couldn't find one that's suitable for me" She said in a low tone as if she was a bit upset.

Her mother giggles and left them in the kitchen to help cleaning up as she went to her room to freshen up.

After she was finally out of sight, Amira smack Jonghyun's arm without him looking.

"Ouch! What was that for?" Exclaimed Jonghyun.

"Yah! Why didn't you tell me first if you were going to come?" She whispered.

"What? You don't like me coming over?" He bulged his eyes.

"Aniyo... Well, at least tell me beforehand" She gave a warning.

"Actually, umma still doesn't know about..."

She points with the knife in her hand to the both of them.


"Mwoh? You still haven't told her yet?"

"Ne..." She frowned.

"...But since you're here...!" She turned, facing him and left him with questions.

"What?" Asked Jonghun.

Can I...?

Chapter 6 : Who are you?

"Amira, are you there?" Asked Jonghyun.

"Em..." A rough voice was heard.

"Are you asleep?" He asked more in a low voice, not wanting to wake Taemin up from his deep sleep.

"I'll call you tomorrow then" He took the phone from his ear.


He took the phone back to his right ear as soon as he heard her faint voice.

"Oh..." He said.

"Waeyo? Just tell me" She asked.

"Tell you what?" He seemed curious.

"The only reason you call me at a time like this is because you're having a bad day, right?" She explained.

"Jonghyun-ah. I know you. So, just tell me. Waeyo?" She asked more.

He smiled knowing that it's already been a year since they began their relationship.

"Aniyo. Tonight, I just miss you. That's all" He said simple.

Amira, on the other line lifted her eyebrow and walked out to the balcony.

Soft winds blowing, whispering to her ear.

It was a really freezing night and she could easily catch a cold but it was her favourite thing to do.

"Ah... Chincha? It's not because something's up, right?" She asked for reassurance.

"Em..." He replied.

"You're out on the balcony, right?" He asked.

"How did you know?" She was surprised.

"I know you..." Said Jonghyun.

She smiled shyly as if he could see that.

"Well, actually I can hear the wind blowing into the microphone"

Her smile fades away and heard laughter from the other end.

"If that's all..." She walked back inside and shut the sliding door.

As she was about to move the phone away, a word ringed in her head.


And a clicked sound was heard, signalling he had shut it off.

As always, Jonghyun left a word for her to remember before she shut her eyes closed.

After leaving a single meaningful word behind, he cheered for happiness under the blanket and heard a moaning sound coming from his left side.

He took a peek and saw Taemin moving about on his bed.

Jonghyun stood up and walked to his bed.

He tried calming him down, worried to what was going inside his dream.

"...hyung..." Moaned Taemin.

"...dino hyung..."

Jonghyun was about to yell but he took aback and patted Taemin on the back softly.

"...don't... leave..." Taemin shifted his body facing the wall and giving Jonghyun his butt.

Jonghyun with a pitiful face, watched Taemin while patting his back until he was finally quiet.

"Mianhe, Taemin-ah..." He whispered and placed the blanket which was already on the floor properly over Taemin with full care.

His eyes opened after he heard the sound of the door being closed.

He couldn't sleep that night. Thinking about something.

Minho stood up from his bed and reached out for his phone which he always place on the bedside table.

The bright light brightens up the room and he had to narrowed his eyes from it.

After adjusting his pupils, he opened the gallery in his phone.

He scrolled down and opened up one picture.

Smiling, and then he went off to his dreamland with the phone still in his hand.

"Wake up!"


Minho fell to the floor with the blanket on top of him.

He rubbed his eyes twice before looking up.

"Yah! It's already past 8 o'clock! Bballiwa (hurry up)!" Screamed Key.

"Mwoh?!" Minho tried getting up but fell face first as his feet was tangled by the blanket.

Another loud thump was heard.

He quickly untangled everything, grabbed his towel and ran into the bathroom.

"Babo..." Key laughed and looked at his wristwatch which read 7:20 am.

As he was walking out the door, he kicked something on the floor.

"Ige mwoyah (what is this)?"

To his surprise, he saw a picture of a little girl on the screen.

"Who is this?"

Can I...?

Chapter 5 : Curiosity

Key fiddling with his phone to take pictures and uploading it on Instagram.

Minho fast asleep with his eyelids shut tight.

Taemin listening to his favourite songs on his iPod.

Jonghyun keeping himself busy and surfed the internet for Twitter.

"Yah, you said you had something to tell me last night" Onew spoke up inside the car as it was too quite since everyone was busy playing with their gadgets.

And sleeping.

"Hyung, later" said Jonghyun as he tried giving signals to Onew not to talk about it in front of the others.

Key, who was sitting in the middle of the backseat shifted his eyeballs from the screen on his phone to the both of them.

Onew just nodded while Key was back on focusing onto his phone.

Fans were screaming and flashes of the cameras kept coming non-stop as they tried to enter the building.

Eventhough it was just a few minutes for them to take a glimpse of their favourite idols, they were satisfied with it.

After a long time of no news, they're finally back with a new album in their hands, ready to show it to the world.

Taemin couldn't stop singing his part again and again while the make up noona tried putting his make up on.

Meanwhile, Minho was trying to steal a few naps before going on stage for a pre-recording.

"Yah! Wake up! It's the third time you sleep while working" Key nags to Minho and smack him on the butt.

Minho who was still lying on the couch, woke up instantly and walked out of the room with his eyelids half shut.

Key waddled, following Minho out of the room.

Jonghyun came approaching Onew who was busy filling his stomach with some food as they didn't have any breakfast at home.

"Hyung, actually what I wanted to tell you is..." Whispered Jonghyun.

Onew stopped and tried to keep his focus onto him, wondering what he was trying to say.

"...is... urm... is that..." Somehow the right words aren't coming out of his mouth.

"Mwoyah?!" Onew seemed irritated.

"I'm thinking of marrying!" Jonghyun blurted out and shut his eyes closed.

Taemin who was busy with his vocals stopped making the room in complete silent.

Luckily, the make up noonas had already left the room a couple of minutes ago.

"What?!" Taemin almost gave a shout.

Jonghyun opened his eyes and was surprised to know that there was someone else in the room besides the two of them.

He turned around and tried giving excuses but stuttered instead, making it more obvious for Taemin to know.

"Ani... what I was trying to say is... Aniyo Taemin-ah... Actually, I... urm..."

Now, Taemin starts blurting questions to the both of them.

Starting with Onew.

"Hyung, did you know about this too?"

He only shook his head denying it.

"What are you thinking, hyung?" Taemin with bulging eyes asked.

"There's still another 10 years for us to focus on singing and now you're going to get married? What? You already purposed her?" He was in disbelief to the shocking news.

"Aniyo, Taemin-ah... I know I promised not to talk about this but..." He couldn't think of any other words as he saw Taemin's eyes.

They were shining under the light as tears started to form.

"Taemin-ah... He was just thinking. He's not going to do it this instant"

Jonghyun gave a glimpse to Onew, not believing to what he just said.

"Come on, we have to get your make up done before we go on stage" Onew took Taemin by the arm and out the door.

Jonghyun, still standing. A bit shocked, looked down and couldn't think straight.

Regret was all over his face.

As usual, their dancing was in sync and their vocals rock it all out that day.

Everything was going great on stage but as soon as they got into the car, it became awkward.

Taemin leaned his head back and looked out the window by the corner of his eyes.

He was too lazy to keep his head straight and look out like what a normal person would do.

Jonghyun kept giving glances at Taemin but no response was coming his way.

He let out a huge sigh and placed the hoodie over his head, fast asleep.

Key who was curious since morning had an urge to dig everything up, starting with Onew.

"Hyung, what's going on?"

A voice startled Onew as he was busy playing with his laptop.


Key sat down on Onew's bed and starts questioning.

"Is there something up between Jonghyun and Taemin?" He seemed worried.

"Aniyo..." Onew avoided eye contact and focused onto his laptop screen the whole conversation.

"Hyung, just tell me. I'm dying out of curiosity right now!"

Key shut the laptop off and Onew had no other choice but to talk to him.

"Look. It's nothing for you to worry about. I can handle this if something bad goes wrong, arachi?" Onew smiled, trying to persuade Key not to talk about this..

"Besides, you guys call me hyung for a reason right? And that's because I can help guide you to the right things" he continued and opened up the laptop again.

"But, hyung! I'm worried" Key pouts and tried giving an aegyo just so that Onew can blurt out everything but unfortunately, it didn't work.

"Gwenchana... I promise, everything will be alright" A shot of Onew, smiling just made Key stopped and thought it was already hopeless.

He walked out of the room before leaving a question in Onew's head.

"And what's going on with Minho these days?" Key muttered to himself.