[ 7:42 pm ]
(v.) The act of tenderly running your fingers through someone’s hair.
The WayV members had gotten off early for the first time in a long time, their instructor telling them to rest their bodies before the filming that the next day was to bring.
Most of the members immediately went to grab their belongings, intending to go to their dorm and order takeout. Yukhei, however, stayed back, claiming that he was going to practice a combination that he was struggling to time correctly. The boys didn’t think much of it, knowing Yukhei wanted to provide the highest quality content for their fans.
While the other members left, Ten stayed back, offering to help with the combination, and only leaving when Yukhei politely declined, telling Ten to let the others know not to wait up.
Yukhei didn’t like lying, especially to his family. It went against his belief that they all needed to trust each other in order to maintain the group dynamic.
But he knew he couldn’t tell them yet, the relationship was too new.
Usually Yukhei didn’t have to lie to them, he would just wait until they were all asleep to sneak out and see her. With the free time they were given tonight, however, he would be able to spend quality time with her, to nurture their relationship.
It was an opportunity Yukhei couldn’t pass up.
The boy did practice the combination (he wasn’t actually having timing trouble), wasting a few minutes to make sure he wouldn’t run into his members on the way out of the building.
After Yukhei left, he made his way to her apartment. He had only been there a handful of times, usually staying only long enough for the girl to finish getting ready before going out - oftentimes the night ending with Lucas getting a hotel room for the two to share. She would ask why they couldn’t stay at her place, he would reply that it was a neutral setting, a place where they could get to know each other without outside distractions.
When Yukhei did make it to her apartment (it wasn’t far from the company), he passed the elevator, deciding to climb the stairs - where there was less of a chance of him running into anyone that might recognize him, even though his face was covered.
He scanned the numbers on the walls as he walked down the hall, stopping when he saw her apartment number. Yukhei knocked on the door, waiting before it opened.
The girl standing inside the apartment froze in surprise when she saw Yukhei standing in the doorway.
“Hey,” she began as she stepped to the side, allowing Yukhei into her home and then closing the door, “I didn’t think you were coming tonight.”
Yukhei turned to the girl, pulling her into a tight hug, which she reciprocated enthusiastically. “I didn’t think so either, but we were let out early and I wanted to see you.”
“You should have let me know you were coming; I just finished my night routine, and I don’t think this is exactly appropriate to wear out.”
Yukhei smiled, taking in her appearance. She was bare faced, wearing a black long sleeved shirt, green shorts with aliens on them, and fluffy bear slippers.
He thought she had never looked more beautiful.
“Actually,” Yukhei took her hand in his, “I was thinking we could stay in tonight. Order something and watch a movie.”
Y/N looked taken aback at his suggestion, but nodded nonetheless, replying “Sure.”
“Baby,” Yukhei began, not missing the rosy blush that made its way onto her cheeks at the pet name, “could I use your shower?”
If Y/N wasn’t blushing before, she was confident she was now.
“Uh… yeah. You know where it is.”
Yukhei nodded his thanks and disappeared into the bathroom.
The girl willed herself not to think of her boyfriend in the shower. It didn’t work.
Much later, the gleaming stars littered the ink stained sky, moonlight filtering in through the windows.
Takeout boxes filled the coffee table, all empty. The lights were off and a movie randomly chosen off of Netflix played in the background, though the couple intertwined on the couch wasn’t paying attention.
Y/N was draped across Yukhei, staring at the moving pictures, lost in thought. And Lucas was distracted by the girl mindlessly running her fingers through his hair.
To him it felt euphoric, and when the girl lightly pulled his hair, Yukhei couldn’t help but to close his eyes, letting out a soft groan.
Y/N’s hand stalls and she moves to look at the boy when he whines at the action.
“What?” she asks, “Does that feel good?”
“God- yes, baby. Please don’t stop.” Yukhei begs, sighing when she continues to run her hands through his hair, pulling lightly on the strands.
“Anything for you, Xuxi.”
In that moment, Yukhei knows that they’ll last a lifetime. He just knows.