𝐹𝐸𝑉𝐸𝑅: 𝑃𝐴𝑅𝑇 𝑇𝑊𝑂 - 𝐿.𝐻𝑆
➪ thank you to the anon who requested a part two! this was so much fun to write. <3 read part one here!
➪ pairing: heeseung x fem!reader
➪ genre(s): fluff, slight angst
➪ tw: none
➪ wc: 2.2k
➪ in which you and heeseung are finally on the journey to starting your own family, though a trip to the baby store proves to be a little less fun than you'd anticipated.
"are you ready, my love?" heeseung smiled after opening up the door on your side of the car, offering his palm to help you out of the seat. with a nod and a giddy smile, you placed your hand in his and allowed him to heave you up to your feet.
"i'm never taking the ability to stand on my own for granted again," you puffed out after successfully getting out of the car, smoothing your hand over your rounded tummy which had been the culprit of your limited mobility recently.
heeseung chuckled lightly, winding an arm around your waist and shuffling you safely to the inside of the sidewalk as the two of you made your way up to the strip of various stores and eating establishments. you happily leaned into his warmth as you leisurely strolled along the strip before coming to a stop in front of your destination, the baby store. heeseung pulled the door open for you, the bell above sounding with a chime to announce your arrival to the employees inside.
you were greeted with the sights of frilly pink tutus, adorable blue onesies, and everything in between to fulfill your baby shopping desires. you still hadn't gotten the results of your baby's gender yet from your ultrasound appointment last week, but that didn't stop you and heeseung from doing a bit of early shopping for the minimal things like a crib frame and some bottles.
your attention was immediately snatched by a rack of tiny baby hats, headbands, and bows. your heart was instantly filled with the intense want for a giggly baby girl to doll up in the cutest dresses and bows, but it seemed that heeseung had his heart set on the opposite as you glanced up to find him enthralled by the blue pacifiers and dinosaur plushies. he held up a pale yellow onesie to show you with a bright smile on his face, the print on the front saying 'handsome, just like daddy.' you smiled widely in return, commenting on how you thought it was cute though you secretly prayed for the baby girl you had longed for since you'd first learned you were expecting.
you'd never had the heart to tell heeseung that your baby preference differed from his in fear that it would strike up an unnecessary argument. regardless, you were sure he knew as he'd caught you countless times looking at nursery ideas that were clearly meant for couples expecting a baby girl and each time you had sat down together to brainstorm baby names, your list tended to be filled with more girl names than boy.
having wandered further into the store on your own as your thoughts consumed you, the chime of the bell above the door faintly rang in your ears but you didn't think much of it. it was the perfect time of day for many customers to come in and out. however, your bubble of solidarity was broken when you heard heeseung call out to you from across the store just as a shriek from a small child was heard loud and clear.
frowning slightly, you sat down the puppy plushie you had been holding before shuffling towards the front of the store where you had been summoned to. your face lit up in a beaming smile at the sight of a couple of your shared friends and their son standing near the front, the little boy clinging to heeseung's leg as he hobbled around in a circle to satisfy his playful needs.
"hey, guys!" you greeted them, hugging jay first and then his fiancée. the bell chimed once more and your smile faltered slightly as more familiar faces began to pour in one by one. "oh..." you muttered softly as heeseung greeted each one, starting with jake and ending with riki. a bit of disappointment filled you as the store became a bit more crowded with the additional company and heeseung was promptly swept away by the boys as they began to play around with the items on the shelves.
maybe it was slightly selfish of you, but you'd hoped to have this time alone with heeseung. this was a very important step in your lives and you wanted to make the best possible memories with him during this precious time. becoming first time parents is one of the most rewarding moments in a couple's lives, and although you'd been grateful for all of the help the boys and their girls had provided the two of you with thus far, you did begin to miss going out with heeseung on your own.
just in the past week, you'd had your lunch date crashed by riki and jake, gotten talked into painting the nursery a color you didn't want by sunoo, and had to replace a brand new white rug after jay and his fiancée's son had spilled his juice all over it during a surprise visit. they had also gone home with one of the presents they'd brought over to you after he'd thrown a massive temper tantrum over not getting to keep it for himself. as much as you loved your friends, you'd really been looking forward to keeping heeseung to yourself just this once.
"y/n, you have to get this!" jungwon pleaded with the most childish pout as he thrusted an outfit into your hands. "and this one, and this one, and this one, too!" more clothing was tossed at you before he dashed off into the store again, leaving you standing there with your mouth agape in shock.
"i can't believe i'm going to be an uncle!" jake's voice carried loudly through the store, then jay's followed shortly after pointing out that he was already an uncle to his child. "oh, right, then i'm going to be an uncle again!" he peeked around the corner of one of the aisles, flashing you a cheeky smile. "you'll name him after me, right?"
"of course she won't, she's naming him after me!" riki shot back from the next aisle over, leaning out to chuck a plushie at jake and watching with pure amusement as it bounced off of his forehead.
"y/n, look at this blanket! it's so soft, too!" sunghoon rushed over to you with his arms outstretched, presenting a thick baby blanket which was promptly set atop the pile of clothes you held in your hands.
"she can't get that, it doesn't match the nursery theme," sunoo scolded as he snatched the blanket back off your pile, then proceeded to take back all of the clothes jungwon had given to you with the most dramatic eye roll and a comment about how ugly they were.
"you guys, what if she's having a girl?" jungwon piped up as he returned to you with an armful of girl's clothing.
"heeseung says they're having a boy," riki answered stubbornly. "and that his name is going to be riki."
"i never said any of that," heeseung defended instantly, his hands raising up into the air.
"look at y/n's belly, they say if it's more round then it's a girl," jake pointed out, gesturing to your very rounded tummy.
"all pregnant bellies are round, genius," jay tsked, shoving lightly at jake's shoulder.
sensing that you were starting to become overwhelmed with the chaos, jay's fiancée ushered you over to one of the chairs near the front of the store and gingerly helped you get seated before lowering down beside you. "i'm so sorry for this, y/n. i told jay not to let them know we were coming," she apologized sincerely, reaching out to grasp one of your hands.
perhaps it was just the frustration that had been building up for a while, or maybe you could blame it on your pregnancy hormones, but the next thing you knew, you were quietly sobbing into the palms of your hands. your friend was quick to begin rubbing soothing circles against your back as she let you get your feelings out. she reached over and collected a wad of tissues from the box at the check-out counter and handed them to you which you accepted with a stuffy 'thank you.'
you began to dab at your eyes, small sniffles shaking your shoulders as you tried desperately to regain your composure. riki came bounding over with a tutu stuck around his neck like a frilly pink necklace, his face scrunched up in a mischievous smile that quickly dropped at the sight of your disheveled state.
"y/n, are you okay?" he frowned, pulling the tutu off and turning around before you had a chance to respond. "heeseung," he called loudly, "we have a situation, your wifey needs you!"
"nishimura!" your friend hissed loudly, shooting up from her seat to chase after the youngest.
you sighed shakily, slumping in your seat as more hot tears rolled down your cheeks which were promptly swiped away with your tissue. in a flash, heeseung was kneeling before you with concern laced in his expression as he reached up to cup your flushed cheeks in his hands.
"y/n, my love, what's the matter?" he asked gently, his brows furrowed as his thumbs swiped away even more of your tears. "do you want to get some fresh air outside?"
wordlessly, you nodded and allowed heeseung to lift you from your seated position, his hand splayed on your lower back as he ushered you out of the store. the refreshing cool air outside seemed to do just the trick as you almost immediately began to feel more at ease. you allowed heeseung to draw you in for a slightly awkward hug with your belly getting in the way of the embrace, though he made it work and you found yourself melting into his warmth once more.
you stood together in silence for a few moments before you gathered up the strength to speak. "i just wanted to have one day with you alone," you sniffled, a small hum of appreciation vibrating from your throat as heeseung began to comb his fingers through your hair soothingly.
"i'm sorry," he whispered back softly, placing a loving kiss atop your head, "i just meant for jay and his family to come help. i thought it would be good to get advice from them since they're the only ones with any parenting skill right now."
you nodded understandingly, a long sigh drawing from your lips as all of the frustration you'd been feeling prior seemed to dissipate into the air with the released breath. "they're just excited, that's all. i promise after this, we can spend all day alone and watch as many movies as you want and take as many naps as we can to fuel up for the incoming baby. how does that sound, hm?"
a smile stretched across your lips at the thought of snuggling up with heeseung on the couch for the remainder of the day. it sounded like absolute heaven. just as you opened your mouth to speak, your phone began to ring in your pocket and you were quick to fish it out, seeing that it was your physician. your eyes grew round with excitement as you hurriedly accepted the call, pressing the phone to your ear. a short conversation took place that left you smiling ear to ear after you had hung up, then you turned to face an eagerly awaiting heeseung.
"babies," you emphasized, leaving heeseung to tilt his head confusedly. "we need to fuel up for the incoming babies. hee, they said we're having twins."
you were immediately swept up in a tight embrace as laughter of elation tumbled from heeseung's lips before they began to press a shower of kisses over every inch of your face he could possibly reach. "baby, that's amazing, you're so amazing. i love you so much," he babbled endlessly between the flurry of kisses he continued to bombard you with.
giggles of yours filled the air as you basked in the show of affection, then you were blissfully silenced as heeseung's lips connected with yours in an electrifying kiss that had your knees growing weak. or, perhaps that was the doing of your two babies growing inside of you. "they said we're having one of each," you finished, receiving another loving kiss from heeseung.
turning to go back into the store, everyone had gathered near the front to wait for the two of you to come back inside after you'd calmed back down. they turned simultaneously as you both stepped over the threshold, multiple pairs of eyes watching expectantly as they had seen your rejoicing outside of the large window.
"i think we'd better start getting double of everything," you announced, and there was a single beat of silence before shouts of celebration echoed off the walls of the store as you and heeseung were gathered up in a large group hug.
every ounce of your bad mood had fled from your body as you let heeseung guide you around the store, picking out things that you guys wanted. you were beyond excited to start your own little family with the man you've loved since your days in high school. "by the way," you hummed, glancing up at the love of your life, "we are not naming our son after any of your friends."