Three Rabbits (Part 2)
Word Count: 1,065
Wangxian x Reader
Summary: After moving in, you have a bonding moment with your two roommates that soon back fires.
Part 1, Part 2
You moved from your car into the shared apartment of Lan Wangji and Wei Wuxian. A key was made. You were given a room that had an actual bed in it. Actually, you were surprised that the apartment wasn’t as small as you thought. Three bedrooms, a bathroom and a very nice living space and kitchen. It was a step up from the last place you lived in. Before you’d let them realize how desperate you were for a place to live, you paid up front for your first month of rent. No going back now.
The first few days, the two men barely saw you. You slept, went to work or school, then holed up in your room. You had this feeling that you were intruding on their space, since the two seemed to be close. You learned soon enough that your feelings of intrusion were one-sided.
You were sitting on your floor, taking notes down on a piece of paper as your lecture video played on your laptop. You didn’t even look up when someone knocked on your door. By the second knock, you looked up.
“Come in.” You said, pleasantly. Wei Wuxian opened your door and stood against the doorframe.
“Wangji and I are going out to eat. You should join us.” He said with that welcoming smile on his face.
“Um, well it’s ok. You guys can go ahead. I don’t want to intrude.” You scratched the back of your neck.
“Oh, please, you’re not intruding. You’ve been here for almost a week and you never come out. C’mon, (Y/n).” Wuxian whined childishly. His antics did bring a small smile to your face and you agreed to go out with them for dinner.
Being in a city like this, there were lots of restaurants around campus. After a quick bickering disagreement on what to eat between the two boys, it was decided to go to a nice little Thai food place. It was small, one step above a hole in the wall, but the woman who was both the server and the cook was delightful. She greeted you three jovially and offered a nice seat by the only window.
“So, who’s the third wheel tonight?” She teased, looking at the two boys. Wangji was silent and Wuxian laughed at the comment.
“We’re a tricycle.” Wuxian teased in return. The women was a bit taken back by the comment, leaving the menus on the table and leaving to go back to the front counter.
“You shouldn’t tease her like that.” Wangji nudged Wuxian, who was trying hard not to laugh. “She could kick us out.” It wasn’t until Wangji chastised him that it hit you. Oh. OH.
“A tricycle.” Wangji scoffed. “Where do you come up with this stuff?”
“I thought it was very quick of me.” Wuxian said proudly. You were quiet the entire time until the woman came back to take your orders, seeming to have forgotten what Wuxian had said.
“Did you ever have pets growing up?” Wuxian asked you out of the blue, catching your attention.
“Pets? Well, my mom and I had a rabbit or two. They were really fun to take care of. A lot more work than most people think.” You told him.
“Rabbits have a very complicated personality. They can bring out the best or worst in people.” Wangji said matter of factly.
“I’ve always wanted rabbits.” Wuxian said, dreamily. “In high school, Wangji and I got to go to a farm for one of our class field trips and saw the rabbit hutches. That was so great. Do you still have that picture of us holding the rabbits?” He leaned towards his friend. Wangji pulled out his phone and started scrolling through.
“Yeah. It’s in here somewhere.” He said and after a quick search, he pulled up a picture to show you. The two were standing side by side with green pastures in the background. Wangji was holding an almost completely black baby rabbit, cradling it close to his chest. Wuxian had a cute smile on his face as he held a completely white rabbit with pink eyes. Upon closer inspection you realized that even Wangji was smiling. It was faint, but it was there. Like a little gremlin smile.
“That’s cute.” You smiled. “I miss having rabbits.” You sighed. Food came out soon after that conversation and you were quiet as you ate. The two boys sniped back and forth at each other, sitting across from you. Once dinner was over, you all split the bill and headed back to the apartment. Halfway there, Wuxian grabbed Wangji by the arm and stopped.
“Hey, we should go to a bar.” He suggested, making Wangji roll his eyes.
“You guys can go ahead. I’m going to head back.” You said, breaking apart from them to head to the apartment. They argued for a bit before heading off to a bar close by for a “few” drinks.
You were tired from the day and decided to rest your eyes for a bit. Time moves fast, though, and before you knew it, the clock read one in the morning.
Why did you wake up at one in the morning? Funny story.
You heard scraping on the other side of the apartment door and woke up. Paranoia setting in, you grabbed the nearest heavy object for a weapon. The scraping continued until the latch seemed to unlock. You stood, poised, with a large book in your hands. Once the door opened, dropped the book in surprise.
“(Y/n), you’re awake!” Someone sang out loudly.
“Shhh, don’t be so loud. Our neighbors are sleeping.” Another person complained. Of course. Wuxian and Wangji were back. You breathed a sigh of relief, collecting the fallen book.
“I’m sorry, but you guys really spooked me. I thought someone was trying to break in with all the noise you were making.” You huffed.
“I’ll make it up to you.” Wuxian grinned. His cheeks were flushed and you guessed he had more than a few drinks. Wangji didn’t look too worse for wear, but his cheeks were pink too.
“How are planning on making it up to me?” You crossed your arms, sleep still heavy on your brain.
“With these.” Wuxian said, excitedly. He turned to face you fully now and your jaw dropped. Cradled in his arms were three young bunnies.