cupid’s bow ; park sunghoon / chapter 4
• enhypen sunghoon x oc (not a self insert story) • college au • genre: romance, fluff, drama • Characters: Park Sunghoon, Choi Mirae (OC), Enhypen, others • synopsis: Cupid offers to shoot an arrow into the person you love. What would you do?And what if it the arrow didn't work like you expected it to?
A story about how Mirae tries to win the heart of her crush.
This story is entirely fictional.
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The weekend went by with the blink of an eye. Way too fast for Mirae's liking. She was on her way to the lecture room.
Mondays were dull. She had no class with Sunghoon again. Actually, she wanted to return Sunghoon's umbrella, but she wasn't even sure if she was able to meet him. She brought it along nonetheless, just in case.
Mirae didn't really pay attention to her first lecture. It was boring. She saw no point in visiting this lecture, especially if the professor just proceeded to read almost everything that he put on his slides. If there wasn't the attendance requirement, she could've been sleeping in at least. But that wasn't the case, so she scribbled random notes in her notebook.
Usually, Mirae would meet up with Yumin for lunch time, but for the first time, she got ditched. She couldn't really be mad at her friend though, she was quite happy. It seemed like her project partner and her got along so well, he wanted to have lunch with her and talk about the project. Kang Taehyun was his name, if Mirae recalled correctly. She just hoped Yumin would introduce him to her sometime. As her best friend she just had to check up on him and make sure he's not some kind of sketchy guy.
So, all alone this time, Mirae went to get lunch at the university's cafeteria. For today's menu, she chose the Kimchi Soup and looked around for an empty seat. It was noisy as it was lunch time. After scanning the area quickly, something caught her eye. A smile formed on her face and she went towards the table near the big windows. There sat a boy who she would recognize even from a thousand meters apart, and she didn't want to miss the chance to eat lunch together with him. Especially on a day she didn't expect to meet him at all.
"Hey, can I join you for lunch?" She asked, looking down at Sunghoon with a smile. The other looked up, first slightly confused, but when he realized that it was Mirae, he nodded. "Sure, but I hope you won't mind that my other friends will be joining." Other friends? That's going to be awkward, she thought but sat down anyway.
Mirae wasn't the type of person to be super extroverted, especially among strangers. But for now, she didn't care. She got to sit right in front of her crush, which made her feel like she was on cloud nine. The two of them talked a little about their day until some guys came bustling in, bringing a cheerful atmosphere along.
"Eh heeey, Sunghoon! You never told us you got a girlfriend?" One of them exclaimed while sitting down next to him. Sunghoon's ears started to turn red and he gave the other a slight punch on the shoulder.
"She's not. This is-" "You!" Sunghoon was interrupted by his other friend pointing at Mirae with a surprised expression on his face.
Mirae wanted to become one with the chair. Or disappear. Anything but being here in this awkward situation. Who in the world could have thought that this Jake guy from the cafe was friends with Sunghoon? Jake sat down beside Mirae and leaned closer to her.
"So you got from staring from afar to actually eating lunch with him, huh? Congrats," he whispered. Mirae's face turned red and she just wanted to hide.
"Do you guys know each other?" Sunghoon raised a brow in confusion. Mirae shook her head while saying no, but Jake did the exact opposite. She mentally facepalmed herself and hoped that Jake wouldn't tell Sunghoon about the incident. The last thing she wished for, was for Sunghoon to remember her as a creep.
Jake laughed. "Not really, I saw her at the cafe where you work. Talked just a bit," he said while shrugging. "Then I'm sure you go by a name other than 'you'," the third guy with strawberry redish hair commented. He sat down next to Jake. Jake widened his eyes and gasped dramatically. "Right, I never asked your name!" Mirae couldn't help but laugh. If those were Sunghoon's friends, they were truly entertaining to be with.
"My name is Mirae. I know you're Jake, what about you two?" "This is Jay," Sunghoon said while pointing next to him. "And that's Heeseung." He nodded at the guy next to Jake.
Mirae learned that Sunghoon's friends were all in different majors. Heeseung, together with Jake, was a performing arts major while Jay was in fashion design. At first, Jay didn't seem like someone who would major in fashion design but looking at his outfit, it did fit very well. He was very stylish.
The four of them knew each other even before university, during high school they just all decided to go to the same uni. It was interesting to see a different side of Sunghoon. With his friends, he was obviously a little more talkative, or maybe it just seemed that way because Jay and Jake did a lot of talking and pulled him out of his quietness.
When their lunch break was over and they had to move on to their next classes, Jake walked up to Mirae before they all went their own ways. He tapped lightly on her shoulder.
"You like Sunghoon, don't you?" Mirae was caught off guard by his direct question. She looked ahead to make sure that no one else heard what he said. Was she that obvious? "Why- why do you ask?" Her voice was slightly shaken. Jake seemed to always catch her in her most embarrassing moments. "Let me help you win him over!" He said with a wink.
Mirae was perplexed. Why would he do that? But she didn't question him further, as time was running out and she had to head to her next lecture. Jake asked her to give him her phone for a bit and casually put in his number.
It was four in the afternoon and Mirae just finished her final class for today. She remembered that she still had the umbrella with her but it was very unlikely that she would meet Sunghoon again. She didn't even know his schedule. Or could he be working part time again? She took out her phone from her jacket and hovered over the chatroom with Sunghoon.
Mirae really wanted to text him and just ask if he was still on campus, but the coward in her was still too scared to send him texts out of the blue like that. But Sunghoon didn't ask for his umbrella either, so he surely didn't need it back as soon as possible, right? She pondered for a while but decided to put her phone back into the pocket when she suddenly heard a deep voice next to her ear.
"Thinking of texting Sunghoon?"
Mirae almost dropped her phone out of surprise. Her heart was beating so fast from the rush of adrenaline and she turned around to see Jake standing next to her. She gave him a reproachful look. The boy just continued laughing at her. "Can you stop creeping up on me?!" More laughter was echoing through Mirae's ears. Jake was clearly entertained by her reactions. Annoyed, she gave him a playful punch on his arm so he would stop.
"Sorry, sorry." He put his hands together, as if he wanted to ask for forgiveness. "It's just funny to see how the sole mention of Sunghoon can make you so on edge." Mirae glared at him. But then she thought about what Jake offered to her after lunch. "Now, what did you mean when you said you wanted to help me earlier?" "Ah, interested?" He replied with a smirk. Again, he gave her this heartfelt laugh. "It's just what I said. I'll help you get together with Sunghoon! That guy's too oblivious to these kinds of things so without any help, I'm afraid you'd have to chase him for 5 years."
"5 years?!" Mirae was surprised but couldn't help but laugh. "Then, you can start helping by telling me if Sunghoon is still on campus." She looked up to Jake, crossing her arms expectantly. "Oh, he should be working at the cafe right now," he said while scratching his head. "Wanna head over?" And with that, the two of them started walking towards the direction of the coffee shop.
Out of curiosity, Jake asked Mirae what she wanted or what she would do when she met Sunghoon and she told him about his umbrella that she still kept. "Oh wow, Sunghoon being a romantic, I never knew," Jake commented. Mirae giggled. "You're surely good friends if you can keep clowning him like that." Jake told her a bit more about the seemingly anti-romantic Sunghoon he came across, when in reality, it was probably just because he was shy. At least that's what Jake thought.
Arriving in front of the cafe, Jake decided to wait outside for Mirae. It wasn't too full inside, Mirae saw Sunghoon returning behind the counter after bringing an order away. She approached him nervously. "Hey, Sunghoon." He was cleaning the counter and looked up after hearing his name. "Mirae? What can I get for you?" He asked, surprised to see her.
"Oh, uh I just wanted to return your umbrella to you. I wanted to do that during lunch but I forgot." She searched through her bag and held the folded umbrella towards Sunghoon. "Oh, thank you," he let out a small chuckle. "You didn't have to come all the way here for that. You could've just kept it."
"No, no, no! As if I can just keep it." Mirae shook her head a little bit too much and laughed nervously. "Uhm, can I get a vanilla latte to go, though?" "Of course," Sunghoon said and proceeded to put it into the register. She looked around restlessly, not knowing if she should start another conversation with him. "Wait, make it two please," Mirae added.
After Sunghoon finished making the coffee, he handed them to Mirae with a smile. "See you tomorrow in the lecture." She returned the smile. "See you tomorrow!" It was funny how a few words from him could make her feel all giddy inside.
Outside, Mirae saw Jake still standing there, scrolling on his phone. "You're still here." It was supposed to be a question, but it came out more like a statement. She knew he was still there as she was able to see him through the windows. Before Jake could reply, Mirae held out her hand with the cup of coffee. "For you. I hope you like vanilla latte. And if not, then just force yourself to drink it."
"For me?" Jake asked, clearly surprised. His eyes went big and he exaggeratedly pointed at himself with his finger. He was so open with his emotions, it was refreshing to see. "No, I'm going back in to give it to Sunghoon. Of course it's for you, see this as a thanks." She started shaking the cup a little, growing impatient. Jake took this as a sign to grab it. "Thanks," he said with a smile. "I do like vanilla."
The two of them walked towards the bus stop near the cafe. Jake assured Mirae that he'd definitely try to help her out and offered that she could join them for lunch whenever she wanted to. He even said he'd make Jay and Heeseung ditch Sunghoon for lunch so that she could eat with him alone. Mirae liked that idea and thanked him for trying to play the wingman. Weirdly, it gave her a new boost of confidence. It made her wonder why she didn't try to make an effort before.
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A/N: New characters joined, yay! I'm sorry if the pace seems quite slow but it's still the beginning so... It'll pick up pace soon :) Thanks for the likes <3