This goes out to the Anon who wanted to be in a love triangle with Lay and Kai! i hope you like it! :D
Could you really love two different people at once? Could you split your heart in half? – Cassandra Clare
“Yixing! Yixing! Look!” You ran over to your best friend and showed him your latest essay. You proudly showed him your 90% as you grinned from ear to ear.
“Great job! I told you that you could do it!” He clapped for you and smiled at you.
“Not without your help. Thank you so much for helping me with this.” Your arms wrapped around him as you gave him a hug. Yixing was stiff for a few seconds before softening into the hug and slowly wrapping his arms around you.
“Excuse me.” You closed your locker door and saw a guy standing in front of you. He had his headphones in and wore a black snapback with a bland and white bandana. Your eyes quickly scanned his features and you realized that you had never seen him around before.
“I’m new and I was wondering if you could point me to the dance studio?” You blinked for a few seconds before smiling at him.
“I’m heading there now, why don’t you join me?”
“Thank you.” The two of you began to walk down the hallway in an awkward silence before you spoke up,
“What’s your name?”
“I told you that I was fine.” Yixing said before he began to cough into his tissue again. You shook your head as you placed his tray on his bedside table. Yixing looked over at the bowl of chicken soup you brought him as he sat up in his bed.
“I won’t stay long, but I just wanted to make sure that you eat something for lunch. You never eat when you’re sick. Instead, you just stay in bed all day.” You said to him as you passed him another tissue to blow the contents of his nose in.
“Thank you.” He said. You pushed his medicine and water in his hands.
“Now take it, so I can get back to school.” He smiled at you as he nodded his head and did as you said.
“Good luck on your show.” You heard someone say. You turned around and saw Jongin smiling at you. A smile crept its way onto your lips as you walked over to him.
“What’re you doing here?” You asked him. Jongin pulled out a single rose from behind his back and showed it to you.
“I wanted to give you some support, since you’ve been supporting me since I got here.” Your smile turned into a grin as you took the rose from him and gave him a hug.
“Thank you. I’m so happy that you’re here.” He gently bit on his lower lip as he looked at you.
“I’ll be cheering the loudest out there.” You nodded your head as you replied,
“I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
“Great job!” Jongin ran up to you with a grin on his face. He wrapped you in his arms and gave you a squeeze before letting you go.
“___!” You turned around at the sound of your name and saw Yixing run up to you. He picked you up in his arms and twirled you around. You laughed slightly at his action.
“Yixing!” You said happily when he placed you back on the ground.
“You did amazing! I told you that you were going to do great!”
“Thank you. I want you to meet someone.” You introduced Yixing to Jongin for the very first time. “Yixing this is Jongin. Jongin this is Yixing.”
“It’s nice to meet you.” Yixing held his hand out for Jongin in to shake and as Jongin took hold of his hand he said,
As Jongin wrapped his arm around your shoulders you smiled and laughed at his joke. Yixing played along with a soft smile on his face as he tried to conceal the pain in his chest. Yixing was not the jealous type, but a part of him felt like this whole situation was unfair.
He wanted to be the one with his arm around your shoulders right now, but he remembered that you probably wouldn’t want that from him. He believed that you only saw him as a friend and that you would always just see him as a friend.
You harmonious laugh echoed in the hallway as you joked around with your best friend. Jongin was a few feet away, frozen in his tracks. He always noticed how your eyes would sparkle around at Yixing and how you always seemed to laugh just a little bit louder.
A pang of jealousy shot through him as he watched you continue to laugh. He just wanted to walk over there and take your hand in his and claim you as his. You were the very first person he talked to on his first day of school and he was so happy that you were because you made this move worth it.
“I don’t know why you don’t approve of him.” You said as you leaned up against the wall. The topic of your new boyfriend came up during conversation. Yixing just sighed as he looked out the window.
“Because you could do better.” He said. Your crossed your arms over your chest.
“But he’s a really nice guy. He won’t hurt me.” Yixing looked over to you and nodded his head.
“And if he does I’ll kill him.” You laughed.
“You wouldn’t even hurt a fly.” Yixing just looked away from you and back towards the window.
“I just want you to be loved the way you deserve to be loved.” He whispered, but you didn’t hear him as you continued to laugh.
Jongin’s blood pumped through his veins as he walked over to him. His fists were clenched so tight that his knuckles were probably going to go white. He grabbed onto his collar and pulled him away from the girl he was kissing before punching him in the face. He stumbled backwards as he clenched his nose.
“What the fuck was that for?” He yelled.
“Why would you cheat on ___? You had the perfect girlfriend you fucking moron.” He yelled before punching him in the stomach. The guy leaned over in pain and Jongin brought his elbow up and pushed it into his back. The guy fell face first into the floor. He tried to lift up his head, but he just placed his foot on top of the back of his head and pushed it into the concrete. “Go near her again and I’ll rip you to shreds.” He threatened before turning around and walking away.
“Please don’t cry. He’s not worth it.” Yixing whispered into your hair as you continued to cry on his shoulder.
“But I thought that this one was going to work out.” Yixing rubbed your back soothingly.
“I know, but you have to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince.” You clung to his shirt as you continued to cry, but when you finally looked up at him you gave him a soft smile.
“You’re the only one who gets me, you know that?” He nodded his head at you. You placed a soft kiss on his cheek before he placed one on your forehead.
“You’re perfect to me, even with all your imperfections, don’t you ever forget that.”
“You shouldn’t have hit him.” You scolded Jongin for his actions.
“But he deserved it!” He was frustrated by the fact that you couldn’t see that he did that for you.
“But you could’ve gotten hurt. You should’ve thought before you started throwing your fists around.”
“But you don’t understand!” You cocked up an eyebrow at him as you looked at him. Within a few strides he was already standing in front of you and placed his lips on yours. You quickly pushed him away.
“You deserve better! Why can’t you see that? You deserve someone to love you properly. I can give you that.”
“Stop.” You began to lightly shake as you warned him.
“You’ve always been there for me and I just wanted to be there for you. You have a heart of gold and you deserve so much better in life.”
You kept yourself away from Yixing and Jongin. You didn’t want to talk to either of them. You didn’t want to talk to Jongin because of what he did and what he said. The last thing you ever wanted was for him to say those three words, but he did.
You were hiding from Yixing because it felt like you betrayed him for some reason. You didn’t know why, but it did. You felt your heart begin to rip out of your chest whenever you ignored his phone calls, but you couldn’t talk to him. You couldn’t look him in the face. But you just didn’t know why you couldn’t face him. Why did you feel like you betrayed your best friend?
“I’m sorry.” Jongin continued to apologize to you as the two of you sat on the ground in the dance room.
“I’m the one who should be sorry.”
“Why? For not feeling the same way? You can’t force yourself to feel the same way.” You took his hand in your lightly.
“You’re a wonderful guy Jongin, but I just don’t feel the same way. I know you’re going to meet someone who’s going to love you the way you deserve to be loved.”
“But if you stop hanging out with Yixing and I because of this then I’m going to kill you. I don’t want to lose such a great friend because of this.” He gave you a soft smile as he nodded his head.
“I won’t, but you have to do something for me, okay?”
“What is it?”
“Go to him.”
“Who?” He took his hand out of your grasp as he stood up.
“You know who. It pains me to see you with someone else, but it hurts me even more to see two people who love each other not be together.” He began to walk away and you jumped to your feet as you looked at his back in confusion.
“Who’re you talking about?” Before he left the room he said over his shoulder,
“The one who’s going to love you the way you deserve to be loved.”
You had it all planned out in your head. You knew exactly what you were going to say. As you waited for him to answer his door you let out a sigh as you tried to calm down your overly beating heart. However, when Yixing opened up the door you felt it begin to pick up speed again.
“___, what’re you doing-“ You cut him off as your body automatically slammed your lips on his. Yixing was thoroughly surprised at your boldness, but before he could react you pulled your lips away from his.
“I don’t know why it took me so long to figure this out. I needed someone to basically spell it out for me, but I’m so happy they did.”
“What’re you talking about?”
“I love you. I love you Yixing.” You felt a smile begin to form as you declared your love for your best friend. A feeling of relief washed over you as you stared at him. Yixing kept a straight face as he looked at you. “Can you say something?” You asked him. He only reached his hands up and cupped your face as he pressed his lips against yours in a soft and passionate kiss. When he pulled away he leaned his forehead against yours and smiled at you.
“I love you too. I’ve loved you since day one.”
I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. – John Green