Pairing: Lee Minho x gn!Reader
Summary: You’ve been having a rough time. Worried, Minho checks on you.
a/n: yes this is bc i’ve had a shit week let’s ignore that
Tears streak down your face, tracing down the bridge of your nose and dropping into your lap. It was all too much. Just too much.
The sound of your front door unlocking makes you freeze in panic, and you sit rigidly still, not daring to make a sound. Your heart pounds in your ears, and you wish it would quiet down.
Your forehead furrows with confusion.
“Min?” you call back, and the sound of approaching footsteps fills your otherwise silent apartment. The door to your bedroom opens, and his peeks out from behind it. “What are you doing here?” you ask, regretting how harsh the question comes across.
He frowns. “You weren’t answering my calls or texts, I got worried.” He takes a few steps toward you, and you quickly turn away, not wanting him to know you’ve been crying.
Minho’s brows knit together in concern. Not believing your blatant lie, he makes his way over to you and sits down on your bed. Taking your hand in his, he pulls you toward him gently. You reluctantly turn your head, a pang of guilt sparking in your chest as surprise and worry flashes across his face as his brown eyes meet your teary ones.
“C’mere,” he says, taking you in his arms. You slump onto his shoulder, burying your face in his neck. “I’m here,” he says quietly, lifting a hand to rest it on the back of your head. “I’m here.”
“It’s all so much,” you manage to get out, feeling him nod.
“I know, love,” he replies, holding you tighter. “It’s ok to be upset. Let it out, I’m right here.”
You give up on trying to hold it back, allowing yourself to let go and sob into his shoulder. He just holds you, occasionally murmuring soft words of comfort or leaning back to wipe away some of your tears before tucking you back into his chest.
After several minutes, your tears subside, leaving you a cold, trembling mess in Minho’s arms. He runs a hand up and down your back, pressing a kiss to your hair.
“Do you want me to stay?” he asks quietly, and you nod, before pulling away to meet his gaze tentatively.
“Thank you,” you say quietly, heart soaring as he offers you a small smile.
“I’ll be right back, ok? I’m just going to change and text Chan to let him know I won’t be at the dorm when he gets home.”
You nod, smiling gratefully at him as he pads out of your room, closing the door quietly behind him.
You stand slowly, making your way over to your dresser and slipping into some pajamas before climbing back into bed, burrowing into the comforter.
Minho returns a few minutes later, wearing the sweatpants and t-shirt he keeps here and holding a glass of water, which he hands you as he gets into bed. You thank him with a small smile and drink it.
Setting the the cup down on your nightstand, you flip off your lamp and lay down. Minho’s hand finds yours in the dark, and he pulls you to his chest, wrapping his arms around you and intertwining your legs together.
You breathe him in, nuzzling into his neck with a faint smile.
“I’m right here,” he murmurs, and the words wrap around you like a second embrace, filling you with a warmth that spreads slowly through your chest and limbs.
“Thank you,” is all you can manage to mumble before your consciousness gently fades.
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coffee cups & shy smiles — lee minho;
minho has seen you walk into the cafe a million times. (maybe not a million, he's exaggerating) yet every time he catches even a glimpse of you entering, he tenses up and fumbles with his words which almost never happens — not with him.
after your third visit, he's had enough of trying to impress you with his timid greetings, shy smiles and small nods that he does whenever he'd find you staring at him; so he comes up with a plan. a plan that he himself isn't sure is going to work, but still a plan that he'll go forward with.
"why do you keep scribbling her name wrongly?" hyunjin asks when he peaks over minho's shoulder when he realises that minho looks a little too focused on writing one name, on a plastic cup.
"i'm..." minho decides to alter the first alphabet of your name with the last, smiling proudly once he sees that he's successfully unsuccessfully spelt your name. "getting her attention."
"by writing her name wrong? you know, you could be losing a valuable customer because of this."
"i'm willing to take that," when minho realises that chan, their manager, hears what he says, he's quick to defend himself. "if that happens you can give me extra shifts -- i need the hours anyway."
chan, however, gives no replies but watches his employee in amusement, trying to not show too much on his face as hyunjin slides your cup to you.
minho subtly watches your reaction from behind the counter, trying to make himself look busy by stacking the cups, that were already... stacked.
that's all he can think of the second he sees you tilt your head at your misspelled name and walk back to your seat at the back of the cafe.
okay, that wasn't the reaction he was going for but that's alright.
that means he hasn't lost you as a customer.
"i can't believe she didn't say anything." hyunjin shakes his head.
"would you have said anything if someone wrote nyunjih on your cup?" minho asks dryly, switching the alphabets like he did with your name.
"if it was you, yeah."
"get back to work hwang."
looks like he'd just have to try a few more times until you notice him.
"minho," chan calls for him. "i mean this as a friend and as your manager, but how is this going to work?"
he shrugs, with a start struck smile on his face.
"i have no idea."
he doesn't know if this'll work, he doesn't know how this'll make you know that it's him who's writing your name. heck, you could end up guessing the wrong person by the end of this but he does know that he'll keep trying until he's brave enough to come clean about the whole thing just to talk to you.
did that make sense? he wasn't too sure.
he didn't know if he could make sense out of this entire thing, but when he takes a look around the cafe and catches you staring at your cup with a hand covering your mouth as if to stop yourself from laughing all while shaking your head, he finds himself anticipating your next visit just so he can see you smile like that.
a prompt! and also a smaaaall piece from the imagine i have saved in my drafts. i'm not too confident in the entire thing, cause it's longer than what i usually write since there are a lot of parts to it but i loved the idea too much that i decided to just write the main idea of it ^^
i hope you liked it <3
again, if you've read this far; thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
you are loved, always
ily, always x
= feedback is always welcomed and appreciated ^^
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Sorry, I like you | [01- Timely Coincidence]
♡ Pairing: Bang Chan x female!Reader
♡ Genre: Extremely slow burn, angst, fluff
♡ Chapter Description: Stepping out of your comfort zone was always a thought you pushed to the back of your mind, but for some reason, today was different. You wanted to start fresh. Luckily for you, Chan was there for a timely coincidence.
♡ Warnings/Tags: college!au, nonidol!au, friends-to-lovers!au, suggestive jokes, cursing (?)
♡ Word Count: 4.1k
♡ Upload Schedule: Every Friday, 9pm (GMT +8)
⇽Masterlist ♡ 02⎯ Purpose⇾
It was a bright morning, everything inside you felt good, you felt happiness, full, and content with what you have. As much as this was such a rare day for you, you really didn't intend on ruining it, you waited to feel this comforting feeling for a while now. However, there’s still classes that you need to attend within the day. The classes weren’t boring per se, it was just that your day started so well but it became interrupted by the fact that you had classes that you didn’t enjoy as much, some minor subjects to fill in the needed units.
You start to get ready and go on your way to class. You weren’t really the type to make friends, you enjoyed your own company, you weren’t really that social. But sometimes, you envy the people that get to have friends, you get to talk to someone about your problems and not keep it to your journal or yourself.
It’s about time you change that. It’s a beautiful day, why enjoy it alone?
Even though you really don’t know where to start on making friends and you never really knew how to approach other people, well now you had to. A part of you regrets the decision to socialize but this feeling only opens up once in a blue moon, so why not? There’s a first time for everything right?
As you arrived at your class, it was still pretty early so not a lot of people were there yet. Starting small, you managed to choke out a small “Good morning.” not really talking to anyone but rather referring to the whole class. To your surprise someone actually replied with a good morning back. You sat down on your seat with a small smile. Baby steps.
You began to just read a book you had while waiting for class to start. “Hey.” someone said, assuming that they weren't talking to you, you just continued reading, “Hello?” a hand was waving in between you and your book to get your attention. You turned to look at the person and it was Bang Chan, a lively guy, life of the party, really. “Yes?” you asked. “Well, are you done with your math homework? I kinda need some help.” he asked while his hand was scratching the back of his brown locks.
You put your book down and faced him. “I don’t really like giving out my work.” You say. This was actually the first time you had a conversation with Chan, you never really talked to him or even had to do some sort of group work with him and you were really curious as to why he even approached you in the first place. You can visually see the apparent sadness in his eyes and opened his mouth to talk but you continued your sentence, “But, I can teach you how to do it. Chan, right?” You said with a small smile. “We still have about 30 minutes left before class starts, it's a pretty basic assignment so would you like me to teach you?” You didn’t know where this sudden burst of confidence came from but you’re glad there was some that went out of your mouth, maybe a new friendship could blossom in this.
Chan smiled at your question and nodded, “Really? That would be great, and yeah, Y/n right? Hold on, I'll get my paper, I'll be right back.” he said and proceeded to go back to get his stuff. Huh, calling you by your name sounded nice, and not just a “hey you” to refer to you.
So he actually knew what your name was, to be fair, you guys have been blockmates for more than two years now, it’s not really a shock for him to know your name. In fact it was the bare minimum really. What shocked you is that he approached you, you guys never talked, never had to do some sort of group work together, or even had the same interests. He was the popular guy and you were, well, there to fill in the void.
Chan went back to your side with his assignment and pushed the paper to you to look at it. He only had number one answered, the assignment was out of 40. “Oh my, I don’t think 30 minutes would be enough.” you mumble to yourself and Chan sighs beside you, “Yeah sorry, can you please teach me though? I really need some help with this.” he looked at you with puppy dog eyes, you cringed, visually cringed. He looked shocked at you, causing you to realize your own actions, “Oops, sorry that was rude, I just hate how cringy that was.” you say as you fix your stray hair, trying to avoid his eyes due to embarrassment. You heard a small chuckle and you turned to look at him. “Don’t worry about it, I thought it was kinda cute that you cringed at me.” he said and caused you to be flustered at his words a little bit.
“Well, math class is at the end of the day so would you mind if you teach me at lunch as well?” he asked, sort of weary of your answer.
You thought of how that would go, lunch is an hour long so maybe 15 minutes to eat and then the rest to teach him? Or doing both at the same time. “You don’t have to if you’re busy, it's alright for me. I just think that yeah you can teach me now but you could also correct me if i'm wrong while I do it, you know.” he rambled on, probably from the fact that you’ve been thinking about it for long. You snapped back into reality and answered his question, “Oh yeah, lunch is fine. Sorry I just thought of how it would go considering that we do have to eat still.” you explained your thoughts. “I mean, I don't think it would take long though.” you continue. You look down on his paper and analyze his first answer. You purse your lips as you focus on the paper.
“Hey, thank you for helping me. I know we really don’t know each other well and it might’ve been a shock that I suddenly approached you.” Chan said beside you as you were marking corrections on why he was wrong on his first answer. You turn to look at him. “Oh don’t worry about it. I don’t really mind, actually I was gonna start fresh today and actually start to talk to people. So you stepping in was a pretty nice coincidence.” you smile at him.
You never noticed how close both of your faces were and you started to stare at his face, he does have an appeal to him. He looks like your typical boy next door really. His eyes were sparkling under the light as if the sun was meant to shine through them. Really pretty. He smiled back at you and you snapped back into reality as you focused once again on his paper. You try to hide the slight warm blush on your face with your hair and try to conceal your flustered self with you clearing your throat. You being flustered wasn’t that you’re attracted to him but it was because this was a new thing, you weren't used to someone talking to you let alone be that physically close. A little shy really.
“Ehem, anyways, let me teach you the basics first.” You say as you start to scribble some basic equations on a different piece of paper so that his paper won’t look messy.
The professor has entered the room meaning that class is finally starting. You and Chan managed to finish a quarter of his work but with a slight more confidence you knew he could finish this on his own. “Well you should go back to your friends. I actually think you could do this on your own really. You seem to be a fast learner. I actually think we can cancel lunch really.” you smile at him as you fix the things on your desk. “I don’t know, the questions seem to get harder by the end.” he pouts but refuses to stand up to get to his friends. You roll your eyes at him playfully, “Chan, you’re smart enough to do it on your own. But if you want, while we’re at lunch I can sit beside you while guiding you through your work?” you offer once again, turning to look at him. “Pinky promise?” he said as he held a pinky out to you. You chuckle at his childish ways, “Sure Chan, pinky promise.” you say as you wrap your pinky around his. “It’s cute that you still do this. It's like you’re five or something” you say while pressing your thumbs together. “Mentally, I am five.” He chuckles out and turns his hand to form half a heart. You look at his hand confused then to him. “You don’t know that this is how you end a pinky promise?” he asks as he turns your hand to form another half of a heart to complete the promise. He smiled at you and you shook your head at him, “God, you are five.” you laugh, you turn back to the professor as they were still fixing their presentation.
“Alright, you should go back to your friends while the prof is still a bit busy.” you say while pulling out your notebook. A part of you didn’t want him to go, he was nice to talk to, you enjoyed his company. But to him, you might’ve just been there because you were tutoring him and you don’t really know if he might feel pressured to stay there beside you. “Nah, they can handle themselves, I'm with a new friend right now.” He smiles at you as he waves to his friends, while they were teasing Chan for not sitting there with them.
You chuckle at his remark as you look at his friends. “Actually, didn’t you say a while ago that you were trying to step out of your comfort zone and talk to other people?” he asks, looking at him with a suspicious look. “Yeah, why?” you ask as you don’t like where this is going. As much as you like to step out of your comfort zone, you are still taking baby steps. Talking to a lot of people would probably drain your social battery so much. “Wanna go there? I can introduce you to them, you know new friends right?” He asks, your head slightly tilted as if you were a confused puppy thinking about your decision.
Are you ready to step out of the box fully?
You exhaled a breath that seemed to be stuck in your throat the whole time you were debating on the answer, you looked at Chan as he was patiently waiting for an answer with a smile. “Alright, I guess it is time for me to step out of my comfort zone.” After the words left your mouth you already regret your decision. Chan smiled widely as he grabbed your stuff and stood up off of his seat. “Great, come on!” He smiled as he held out a hand for you. You looked at the hand, a small gesture but a great meaning to you.
How can one be kind enough to offer a hand to someone you barely know.
You grabbed your stuff and stood up, you held his hand for a short while as he was leading you to his group of friends.
As you arrived at his group’s table you waved to them as Chan introduced you. He let go of your hand and wrapped his arm around your shoulder, something that weirdly brings you some comfort. “Hey guys, this is Y/n, Y/n, this is Changbin, Hyunjin, and Minho. There’s four more but you’ll meet them at lunch since they’re a year lower than us.” you nodded and proceeded to shake each of their hands. First was Changbin’s, he actually stared at your hand before shaking it. His hold on your hand was rather soft, gentle, yet intimidating at the same time; you don’t really know why he seems rather intimidating but he is.
Next was Hyunjin, he smiled at you while shaking your hand, he looked nice, pretty even. His hold on your hand was soft and gentle; comforting. Last one was Minho’s, he didn’t really shake your hand but rather just stared at it. You looked at him confused but your held out hand turned into a wave since it doesn’t look like he enjoys physical touch from strangers.
“Oh don’t mind Minho, he’s a bit shy around new people.” Hyunjin states as he saw the awkward interaction. You nodded and decided to shrug it off, “Well that makes the same for the both of us.” you say as you give Minho a small smile. “Alright enough introductions, let’s sit down already.” Chan says as he pulls out a seat next to Changbin and offers you to sit on it first. You thanked him quietly and sat down on the chair. As Chan was sitting next to you, you took your notebook from his grasp, wanting to pay attention to the professor as he was almost done setting up. “So how do you know Chan?” Hyunjin asks from behind you. You turn to him and say, “I don’t. He just approached me a while ago to help him with his math assignment.” Hyunjin looked a little bit confused at your answer, making you confused as well, he then turned to Chan. “Why didn’t you just ask for our help?” he asked in a playful manner, teasing Chan. “Because the four of us combined would get a total of two brain cells, imbecile. I actually needed to pass math class, you know.” he retorts as he throws a small paper ball to Hyunjin. What a child, you giggle at the interaction the both of them had.
Changbin next to you seemed to be very focused on you, observing you perhaps? You looked at him, you raised your brows at him asking why he was staring at you. “Oh nothing, you have a pen mark on your cheek hehe.” He says as he pokes a spot in your cheek, “Oh I do? Thanks for telling me when someone didn’t.” You say as you lift your phone up to see where the mark is, “Hey, I heard that.” Chan exclaimed. You pulled out your small alcohol bottle to remove the mark, “Good.” You say as you try to remove it using a handkerchief. You heard Changbin let out a small chuckle as he grabbed your alcohol bottle to give some for himself. “Hey, Binnie, give me some as well.” Hyunjin said as he laid out his hands in front of Changbin, to your surprise, Minho laid down his hands as well, slightly brushing through your hair as he was behind you next to Hyunjin.
You put down your phone and turned to look at Chan with a small derpy smile, “Is it gone?” you ask as you point to the spot where the pen mark was at. He grabbed your handkerchief and with a free hand he gently placed it at the other cheek to stabilize your head as he rubs off the residue. It's a weird feeling to be touched like this for a long time. Comforting yet weird since it’s coming from a stranger. “Are you always so touchy to people?” You ask Chan looking at him directly in the eyes, before he could answer your question, the professor starts with the class. “Alright class, settle down.” He said as he was standing in the middle of the room. You turn to look at the professor and grab your pen to start writing notes about the class.
You could definitely feel that there was some sort of tension in the group since your question. It made you rethink all of your life decisions and wonder why you even agreed to come to this table anyways. You weren't really the type to show a lot of emotions on your face but this time you managed to show out an embarrassed look and a small sigh as your thoughts were clouding your mind. Maybe you shouldn't have asked Chan the question, well, the question wasn’t a big deal anyways; what if the question was a big deal to him though?
You shook your head as you wanted to focus on the lesson being presented at the moment and proceeded to write some notes in your notebook. As you look down there was writing on both corners of the paper, one from Chan and the other from Changbin I guess. When did they write this?
“Yes. Is it okay with you?” Said on the left corner, from Chan, answering your question from a minute ago. You write down a small “yes” under his question. You then looked at Changbin’s side, “Disclaimer: Him being touchy gets worse as you get closer.” you let out a small chuckle at Changbin’s remark. You replied with a small “noted” under his writing. You looked at him and gave him a smile, thanking him for the cute disclaimer. You turned back to the lesson and fully focused on the class.
As the class ended and lunch came, you let out a sigh and rubbed your eyes. “God he was boring.” you heard Hyunjin say behind you. “I know right, you should've asked him who his first love was.” you say unconsciously aloud while yawning and stretching your arms. “I bet he hasn’t had a first love yet with that boring of a tone while speaking.” Minho, “Oh did I say that out loud? Sorry I didn't mean to.” You say, referring to your own statement. “Hey it’s okay, the prof probably didn’t hear it anyways.” Chan says, comforting you. “I actually heard it Mr. Bang. Don’t worry, next time I’ll tell all of you what happened with my first love.” your prof suddenly said behind the five of you.
“Oops?” was all that the five of you could say. You all hurriedly apologized to the professor and quickly went on your way to lunch. Huh a new experience to mark off of your bucket list. “So guys, who are these other four who are a year younger than us?” you ask out of curiosity. “First there’s Han, he’s got some cute cheeks that we poke whenever we eat lunch, he’s rather reserved though, he doesn’t like to talk much to new people. Felix, he’s got this deep voice, so disclaimer there, a bit slender but also on the muscular side as well.” Chan listed while you took mental notes. “Seungmin, he’s tall too--” Chan continues but Minho butts in, “Yeah he also looks like a puppy hehe.” you smile at his remark. “Cute.” You chuckle. “Yeah he does look like a puppy, and the last one is Jeongin, he’s the youngest, he actually started early so he’s two years younger than us. Pretty smile too.” Chan finishes off. “Cute, can’t wait to meet them.” you exclaimed as the thought of the beautiful day going well.
You thought the five of you were going to the cafeteria but the four guys walked past the doors to it causing you to slow down, “Uhm we kind of just missed the cafeteria?” You say as you pointed to the doors and Changbin just nodded and proceeded to guide you away from the doors. “Well we’re going somewhere else, y/n” Changbin states and you look at them confused. “To where?” You ask, to be fair, you don’t trust them that much yet and still are skeptical on where you guys are heading. “We’re just headed to a nearby hole in the wall restaurant. We always go there, food in the cafeteria sucks.” Changbin explained and you nodded your head.
As the five of you arrive, there are the other four, well you assumed since as the four guys walked in they immediately waved to them. You stood back as they said their greetings to each other, while they were greeting each other you decided to look around the restaurant, it was cozy, warm and kind of radiated some youthful vibe to it. Well it isn’t an instagram-able place but you knew there were a lot of memories held here. You snapped back into reality as Chan put his arm around you once again to introduce you to the other unknown four.
“Guys, this is Y/n--” you held out your hand in front of Chan’s face to stop him from talking. “Wait, I want to guess.” you say as you look at each of their faces. You turn to look at the person nearest to you, he looks at you with shy eyes, but also curious about your little game, he then flashes you a small smile and a wave. Out of awkwardness, you assume. “Jisung?” you ask in confirmation as you hold out your hand for him to shake. “At your service.” He says as he shakes your hand. You smile back at him and move on to the next guy.
He had a closed smile on his face, a strange cutesy vibe to him as well. You found yourself unconsciously smiling as his smile was that infectious. “Seungmin?” you ask with a hesitant hand in front of him as you just guessed your answer. “Congrats Y/n you are correct.” He said as he shook your hand as well.
“Okay for the next two, don't talk.” Chan said as he was entertained by your little game. “I bet 5 dollars she doesn’t get who is who.” Minho said as he raised his hand, “hey don’t be rude.” Changbin said, “I bet 5 dollars she gets it.” you turned to look at them with a blank stare, suddenly you pulled out your wallet and said, “I bet I can guess it.” and handed out five dollars. The other guys placed their bets and it was practically split in half, even the two who can’t talk managed to place their bets. So basically, Changbin, Chan, and the two who you didn’t know yet bet that you can guess who is who.
The last two, you were quite unsure about this because without the voice it would be hard to know which one. You know that age is a hard thing to guess with people, you can never really guess them right no matter how hard you try. This was a fifty-fifty chance but you didn’t want to lose money. They both smiled at you in amusement. The one on the right had a very small face, chiseled too even. As you notice from afar, the guy had freckles perfectly placed on his cheeks, as if it was a little constellation under the shining crescent moon that is his eyes. His smile was really cute and infectious as well, however you tried to suppress the virus of his smile.
You turned to look at the one on the left and he had sharp eyes but as you stare at them, they would sparkle as if there was a star hidden in them. A very structured face as well. “Wow this is hard.” you say as you were confused on who is who. Both of them taunted you playfully and finally, you just decided on your gut, handing out your hand to the guy on the left, “Jeongin? Hopefully?” you ask, his hand started to reach for the money on the table and you felt the disappointment rush in you, but suddenly the money was slapped into your hand causing you to get a surprised look and you heard Minho shout in despair. “Yes, I am Jeongin.” He said as he shook your hand with the money in between, “It was great doing business with you.” you laughed at his remark and then turned to Felix. “It was a pleasure doing business with you as well, Y/n.” you looked at him surprised as the both of you guys shook hands, “Wow your voice is actually deep.” You sat down on your seat next to Chan, and at the corner of your eye you could see Changbin dancing in victory and Minho had his head down on the table. You laughed at their chemistry and adored their friendship.
Well, this is going to be a long lesson with the amount of distractions this friend group can make.
And at the moment, that would be great.
⇽Masterlist ♡ 02⎯ Purpose⇾
✍︎ A/N: I finally uploaded the first chapter! and it’s also my birthday! hehe,, also if y’all are interested, I’m sort of interested in doing some head canons/ skz reactions,, i just don’t know what about so if you have a request in mind, send an ask!
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