enhypen when their s/o takes off their promise ring after a fight
a/n: to the anon that requested this, i hope you're having a swell day and enjoy it. my tummy hurt so it was a bit difficult to continue but i hope you like it. feel free to tell me what you think
find part one here!
members: jay, jake and sunghoon
You love receiving gifts, who doesn’t? But you draw a line when your loved ones use gifts as a replacement for their quality time and affection. It hurts your feelings and makes you feel like you’re easily satisfied by materialistic things. A locket with his initials is nice and reminds you that he’s still with you or a part of you. It’s helpful in situations where he’s not with you.
However that feeling of staying close with him and being able to touch him. Run your hands through his hair or trace the freckles on his face that no one else can see but you. Only you can see him when he wakes up and when he’s going to bed. The times where you can easily stay relishing in the company of each other.
This is exactly what you’re trying to explain to Jay. “It’s not that I don’t love you, we both know very well I do. I just want to be here rather than sending gifts all the time,” you demonstrate, trying to get your point across but the look on Jay’s face tells you he doesn’t think the same.
“I just feel you’re being ungrateful. I am busy so giving you gifts is my way of apologizing for not being here,” he says and you understand him.
“I’m not saying I don’t like the gifts or I’m not thankful for them but I want you to be here. Even though you’re busy with work, a text would suffice. Just a simple ‘how are you doing?’ would really go a long way”
“Gosh, have you always been like this?” he scoffs and looks at you. The look in his eyes is not the Jay you know and are safe with. It looks like someone whose words has the ability to tear your esteem down.
“Like what?” you ask, internally dreading the response he would give.
“So clingy,” he begins and you swear you don’t breathe for a while when he says that. Has he always thought this way of you? How long has he seen you like this?
“Jay… you know I don’t like being called that,”
“Well sucks to be you, doesn’t it? You always want everything to go your way. The others were never like this” he says and at this statement, you get even more upset. He quickly collects himself and you can see the look of panic in his eyes when he says that. Trying to redeem himself; he reaches his arm out to you but you reject it and move back, stumbling slightly in the process. “Y/N, baby, I didn’t mean that” he starts but you raise your hand as a signal for him to stop.
“Just please, leave me alone. Go back to the others that you miss so much. While you’re at it, give them the promise ring that clearly now doesn’t mean anything to you. I’m hailing a taxi, goodbye” you announce and prepare to leave but Jay stops you.
“Please, stay the night. It’s too dark outside. I won’t do or say anything to you I swear. I just hate the thought that something might happen to you because I was a fool and let you leave when it was dark”
“I’m glad we both agree on something, then” you announce and retire to the room you both share. It should be common knowledge to Jay now that he shouldn’t overstep his boundaries and do all those cuddling things especially after the statement he made.
Jay doesn’t come to bed until much later and frankly, you don’t care. Your mind keeps replaying the statement he said. Your heart is telling you to forgive him because he looked remorseful after he did something wrong but your mind is living in the fear that he could say something like that again. Something that can hurt even more.
Jay comes in much later and falls in the space next to you. At his action, you shift further away from him and hear him sigh deeply. “Y/N, I’ve been thinking. You don’t have to respond but I am truly sorry for the things that I said. I didn’t mean them and I realize I’ve been selfish all this time. You’re always more than willing to help me and take what I say into consideration but I now understand that I rarely do the same. You might not forgive me, heck I don’t even forgive myself. But please do know that I am truly sorry for what I did”
You turn to face him after his apology and sit up earning a reaction of him doing the same. “Park Jongseong, you twat. Do this again and I’ll really leave for real”
“I’m sorry, I really am.”
“I’ve heard, now come here and hug me”
“Do you even trust me at all? Because it doesn’t even look like you trust me at all. You like keeping things inside and it’s not good. I doubt you’re even listening to me now. Babe, Jake!” you yell trying to get his attention.
However, it’s fruitless because Jake can’t hear you from the sound of music in his ears. Frustration builds inside you and you rip out the headphones from his ears.
“Hey what was that for!?” Jake asks, now fully aware of his environment.
“Have you been listening to me at all? Did you even hear what I was saying?” you inquire, feeling already invisible as it is.
“I did, it’s the same thing you always talk about, me not being able to express myself,” he confesses with a nonchalant shrug of his shoulders. His entire attitude is frustrating you because it seems as though you’re the only one in the relationship. You clearly care a lot about him to be telling him things like these but the way he’s responding.
“You know yourself that you’re doing the wrong thing. Why is it so hard for you to trust me? We have this ring just because we trust each other. It seems as though the ring is void now, seeing as you don’t trust me” you say slightly raising the hand where the ring is on as proof.
“You this, you that. It’s always about you”
“What do you mean it’s always about me?”
“Haven’t you stopped to think that one of the reasons why I don’t want to tell you anything is because you make it hard for me to do so?”
“You can’t just say something and stop halfway. Explain” you plead and he rolls his eyes.
“The problem is, you want to always be in control of everything. You want to know what’s going on all the time and sometimes I hardly even know what’s going on myself. I don’t know if I should even continue with anything because I feel so tired of everything. I don’t understand myself because I want to do the right thing and please you and treat you right but I can’t”
“Babe, I mean Jake; we should take a break,” you propose taking off the ring that’s evidence of your never-ending love for each other. A promise. “I think we should stay away for a while,” you say and move back slightly. Jake is clearly not in the right state of mind. Maybe some things are not meant to be. It hurts though, so many years only for you to say it’s not meant to be.
That night, you wished Jake could hear the sound of your cries but he probably wishes you would never hear his.
It takes almost a month before you and Jake see each other again and when you do, you both have to stop yourself from crying on the spot.
“Y/N, I am so sorry for hurting you. I don’t deserve you and I’m really sorry. I’ll try harder to communicate with you now”
“I did wrong too. I won’t be so controlling anymore, I promise”
“Me too,” he confesses and you both embrace each other in a hug.
"You don't get to do this Sunghoon! You don't get to leave whenever you want just because the conditions aren't favourable for you. Life doesn't work like that! Stop being so selfish and listen to me for once in your life" you yell for what should be the third time that week.
Nowadays, it's not a new thing to hear you and Sunghoon fight again. Last time it was about his unhealthy habits and now it’s about his blatant resistance to criticism.
"You're not getting it Y/N! It isn't just the criticism, they're directly hating on me and calling me undeserving of my position. They're calling me a visual. I’m not just a visual. I practice for so long so that I can get more recognition for something other than my pretty face. It hurts being called the untalented one, it really does”
“I know, you’re working so hard baby. I can t-”
“Forget it, it’s not as if you would get it anyway,” he says annoyingly and you have to restrain yourself from slapping his face. Sure, you didn’t have a lot of achievements, but you are happy and he tells you a lot about how much he’s proud of you.
“Shut up. Just because I don’t have many accomplishments as you do doesn’t mean I’m worth less than you. If that is truly the case, you should find someone to give this to then,” you snap and throw the promise ring he gave you a few weeks back at his face.
You pick up your bag to leave before Sunghoon grabs your hand and stares at you with a remorseful look on his face.
“Look Y/N,” he begins ashamed but you could care less at this point. Your stubbornness usually gets the best of you at times so you hardly know how to control it. He looks cute but you refuse to let yourself be fazed by his charms. “I didn’t mean it that way. I was just stressed and it shouldn’t be an excuse to take ”
“Sunghoon, I get that the responsibilities of your job are weighing down on you but don’t talk to people that way. I’ll always support you because I know how hard you work so don’t forget that”
“Even when I’m a jerk face,” he asks, with a small pout and you swear your heart constricts a little.
“Yes, even when you’re a jerk face, you twat”