When You Feel Insecure About Your Stretch Marks ~ SF9 Reaction
At the sight of your body turning as Inseong walked into the room, he knew that something was wrong. As you remained silent, he knew he had to explore for himself, peering around to see exactly what you were hiding.
“Why are you shielding your stretch marks from me?” Inseong asked outrightly, confused as to why you had decided to turn so shy around him.
Your shoulders shrugged as Inseong pulled you towards him, “they’ve always just been something that I’ve not felt confident about to be honest.”
Inseong pressed a kiss gently against your waist, “I don’t want you to ever feel like you have to hide any part of yourself around me. There’s nothing that you should ever feel insecure about, I adore you as you are.”
“I’ve never known not to feel insecure.”
Inseong smiled back across at you, “then why don’t you let me show you that there’s a way not to feel insecure about them.”
“Do you really think that you’ll be able too?”
“I won’t stop until I can show you that there’s no reason to feel insecure, the person that you are right now is perfect.”
“You’re far too kind to me sometimes.”
His head shook as you explained to him why you had hidden your stretch marks, unable to believe your reasoning. Youngbin never wanted you to feel insecure around him, especially over something so small too.
“Can I tell you why I don’t think you should hide them now that you’ve finished?” Youngbin asked as soon as you fell silent before him.
Your head nodded back at him, “I can’t promise that I’ll listen, the more that I can hide these stretch marks away from the world, the better.”
Youngbin spun you around so that your marks were on show in front of him. “I want you to be confident around me and proud of who you are, especially your body, you should never feel bad about this Y/N.”
“I just don’t think it’s nice for you to look at.”
Youngbin shot a glare across at you, “isn’t that for me to decide Y/N? Because I don’t see any different, stretch marks or not.”
“I just presumed that you’d find it strange.”
“I promise you that I don’t. Stretch marks are natural, and they’re a part of you, I’d never make you feel bad for that.”
“I really do appreciate that Youngbin.”
You wanted to pull away as Jaeyoon’s hand trailed along your stretch marks, but his grip was strong and determined to keep you in place so that Jaeyoon could prove to you that your marks were nothing to worry about.
“I love these about you,” Jaeyoon whispered across to you, “they’re a part of who you are, they tell a bit of a story about you as well.”
Your eyebrows knitted together in confusion as Jaeyoon spoke, “how could you ever say that you love something like stretch marks, are you crazy?”
His head shook back at you with a chuckle, “these stretch marks are just a part of who you are, and that’s exactly why I love them about you, every little thing that makes up you is perfect in my eyes Y/N.”
“You’re just saying that to be kind to me Jaeyoon.”
His head continued to shake, “I’m being serious, there is not a single thing that I would change about you right now.”
“Do you mean that? Because I would be able to.”
“That’s because we always beat ourselves up, and it’s up to others to show that there’s no need to do such a thing.”
“I can always rely on you to pick me up.”
A tight hold on your hand immediately reassured you as you showed Sanghyuk your stretch marks after he had caught a glimpse. For so long he had wondered why you had hidden away, and now his question was answered.
“I hate that you’ve felt bad about this for so long,” he whispered across to you, “you never needed to feel shy about this in front of me.”
Your head nodded as you listened closely to what Sanghyuk had to say. “I’ve always berated myself for it, I didn’t want someone else to do the same.”
Sanghyuk let go of a sigh as your eyes fell away to look down to the ground, “I would have never made you feel bad about who you are, your stretch marks are a part of you, they share something about you.”
“Not necessarily something that I want to share.”
A soft smile was sent across to you by Sanghyuk, “it’s not a bad thing, it’s just a part of life, everyone gets them somewhere.”
“Have you ever had stretch marks, honestly?”
“Of course, my body has grown over time too, you’re human, and those marks just prove that you are too.”
“You’re right, it’s just being human.
Your body jumped as you felt a hand wrap around your wrist, pulling you back so that you were stood in front of Juho. You followed his gaze, noticing that his eyes had landed on your waist, right where your marks were.
“You’ve always hidden those from me,” he whispered, glancing across to meet your eyes, “you made it seem so much worse than what it is.”
Your eyes widened as you glanced down at your stretch marks, “they are huge Juho, you don’t need to say that just to try and make me feel better.”
His head shook as he pulled you even closer towards him, “I would never just say something like that to make you feel better, I really do mean it. Your stretch marks are no big deal, especially now that I’ve seen them too.”
“I always worried that maybe you would think less.”
Juho offered you a smile as he snaked his arm around your waist, “there is no way I’d ever make you feel bad about who you are.”
“I wish that I could change them about me though.”
“You can’t think like that, this is just who you are, all of the parts of you that have come together make you perfect.”
“Now you’re just being too kind.”
He looked blankly across at you as you scurried to hide your stretch marks, failing to see why you were so nervous to show Seokwoo such a side of you. He wasn’t bothered at all, not that you should have expected anything less.
“Am I supposed to say something?” He chuckled as he met your eyes, “were you expecting me to be mad about this or something?”
Your shoulders shrugged in reply, “it’s something that’s always played on my mind, and it felt like the right time to show you something that troubles me.”
Seokwoo took a couple of steps forwards before taking a hold of your hand, “you don’t need to be troubled by those, it’s nothing, and certainly doesn’t change anything in my mind, its such a small part of you as well.”
“Do they really not faze you about me in the slightest?”
Seokwoo nodded back at you, “I would never let something so small change my opinion of you, that would be ridiculous.”
“I wasn’t expecting you to be as kind as you are.”
“There’s no way that I could ever make you feel bad about who you are, especially when it’s something you can’t change either.”
“Thank you, I really needed to hear that.”
You immediately spun to your left as Taeyang walked into the room so that your stretch marks were well hidden. You thought that you had done well, but the fast jump had captured Taeyang’s attention as he looked to you.
“What are you up to?” He questioned, immediately sensing that there was something going on with how anxious you looked across at him.
You shook your head as he took a couple of steps closer towards you, “I’m not doing anything, I was just trying to decide which shirt I should wear for dinner.”
Taeyang continued to approach you, holding onto your hand and spinning you around, catching your stretch marks out of the corner of his eye. “You’ve always been a terrible liar Y/N, I know exactly what was wrong.”
“I’d just rather that you didn’t see them at all.”
Taeyang shrugged as he stared down at them, “why would you ever feel the need to hide these from me, it’s no big deal, it’s just human.”
“I don’t like how they look, especially on me.”
“If it makes you feel any better, I still think that you look great, your stretch marks are a part of you, they make you, you.”
“I guess you have got a point there.”
Your eyes widened as you realised exactly where Youngkyun’s hand was trailing, and as your body tensed up, he knew straight away too that he had managed to find a part of your body that you weren’t feeling good about.
“Don’t shy away,” he whispered as you caved into yourself, “stretch marks are nothing for you to feel ashamed about, you know that right?”
Your head shook as Youngkyun moved his hand away, “I’ve never liked mine, they’re so obvious, it’s the first thing that anyone sees when they see me.”
He offered you a weak smile as he rolled across to lay beside you. “They were far from the first thing that I realised about you, because you are so much more than just a few stretch marks against your waist Y/N.”
“They’re the worst thing about me though.”
He reached across and took a hold of your hand, “so, why don’t I tell you about all the good things about you instead to focus on?”
“Are there any things that you can find about me?”
“I don’t think we even have enough time for me to tell you the endless number of things that I just adore about you.”
“Let’s narrow it down to just one.”
You watched on in complete silence as Chanhee lifted your shirt back up to reveal your stretch marks, keeping your shirt in place as he lifted his own up too so that you could see the few marks that he had around his waist.
“We all have them,” he tried to encourage with a soft smile on his face, “even I do, I just keep mine well hidden so that no one else can see them.”
You took a step closer so that you could look at the stretch marks that Chanhee had too, “how do you have them? You work out so hard, that doesn’t make sense.”
His head nodded in reply to you, “that’s exactly the point that I’m trying to make, no one should be embarrassed about having stretch marks, even the people that you don’t expect to have them probably do somewhere.”
“I had no idea that you would have them too.”
He slowly lowered the material of your shirt back down, “they can just be another thing that the two of us have in common.”
“Do yours never play on your mind though?”
“I’ve learnt to love them I suppose, they’re a part of me that I can’t send away, so I’ve just got used to it by now.”
“Maybe I should do the same.”