(a little cheer au drabble for nayeon’s birthday!)
dahyun has been acting weird all day, nayeon has decided. she’s definitely hiding something, nayeon’s been watching how her hands anxiously stim at her side everytime she talks to nayeon, eyes avoiding nayeon’s face even more than usual.
she knows it probably isn’t a big deal, dahyun would never do anything to hurt or upset nayeon, and she kind of finds it amusing how hard she’s trying to keep whatever this is a secret. she narrows her eyes when she sees dahyun huddled up against some lockers with mina and sana, knowing now it’s all of them conspiring something.
“you wanna meet me at my car?” nayeon asks as she approaches dahyun’s locker after school. “i have a quick meeting with the cheer coach but after that i’ll be good.”
“uh, i’m actually getting a ride home with sana today,” dahyun says, voice wavering, and nayeon gives her a confused look. “don’t worry about it.”
“you’re acting weird,” nayeon goes on, eyebrows raised.
“i always act weird,” dahyun counters, rocking on her toes slightly, and nayeon can tell she’s getting anxious under pressure of having to lie.
“stop that, you know that’s not what i meant,” nayeon laughs playfully, elbowing her gently.
“i’ll see you later,” dahyun says pointedly. “i love you.”
“i love you too,” nayeon sighs, leaning and kissing her cheek before she scurries off to meet sana and mina and head out to sana’s car.
“do you think she knows?” dahyun asks for what feels like the hundredth time today.
she, mina, and sana have been decorating mina’s house hurriedly since the second they got there after school. chaeyoung and tzuyu are set to arrive soon, jeongyeon, jihyo, and momo will probably come too once jeongyeon’s volleyball game is over.
“no i think shes oblivious,” sana answers patiently, delicately setting the cake on the counter.
“she’s always oblivious,” mina laughs, and dahyun relaxes a little.
she wants nayeon’s birthday to be special, and she’d planned most of this surprise party herself, she just needed somewhere else to host it. mina was happy to offer up her house, sana eager to make the cake. now that all the decorations are up and everything’s ready, all they have to do is wait.
and they don’t have to wait long, nayeon’s car pulling up into the driveway shortly after chaeyoung and tzuyu got there, them barely inside the door before dahyun is hissing, “she’s here! hide!”
nayeon usually comes to mina’s house after her meetings with the cheer coach so she, mina, and sana can go over whatever was discussed in the meeting, which is why they planned it for a day like that so she wouldn’t find it odd to go to mina’s and not her own or dahyun’s house.
the second the door creaks open, all of the girls are jumping out and cheering, “surprise!”
nayeon breaks out in a huge grin, cheeks flooding with color. she goes to hide her face behind her letterman jacket, sighing a soft, “oh gosh you guys.”
“happy birthday baby,” dahyun runs over to her and pulls her into a tight hug.
“did you plan this?” nayeon asks as she clutches dahyun tightly.
“yeah but they all helped,” dahyun giggles. “chaeyoung painted the happy birthday sign.”
nayeon looks almost like she could cry as she goes around to hug everyone, thanking them all immensely, hugging dahyun again when she’s done and allowing a few tears of joy to fall into the curtain of dahyun’s hair.
“thank you guys so much,” nayeon whispers in a choked up voice, everyone smiling at her then, happy to see her happy.
it’s quite a fun party, jeongyeon, jihyo, and momo showing up about an hour in, instantly pulling nayeon into a huge group hug and telling her happy birthday. they do cake then, dahyun leading everyone in singing happy birthday and tzuyu in charge of taking the pictures while nayeon blows out her candles.
“you know you didn’t have to do all of this,” nayeon tells dahyun softly as everyone’s sitting around the kitchen eating cake. “i would’ve been happy with anything.”
dahyun knows her concern is about all the people and the loudness, parties never dahyun’s thing, especially because their whole group together can get quite rowdy. “i wanted to do it,” she assures nayeon softly, squeezing her hand gently. “plus i have my ear defenders if it gets too loud.”
“you’re the best,” nayeon leans to kiss dahyun sweetly, dahyun giggling into the kiss as she cups nayeon’s cheek.
“get a room!” jeongyeon calls teasingly, everyone bursting in laughter, making nayeon and dahyun both blush.