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13 June 2009 @ 04:47 am
high school reunions  
Thanks to the SHINee Random Pairing/Prompt Generator.

onew/taemin, pg, 'high school reunions / the call'

Taemin laughs when he sees Jinki see him. He waves, and Jinki promptly turns around and walks back the way he came. Oh, but Taemin doesn't give up that easily, (or at all, really). He rushes over between school colored streamers and punch bowls and tight circles of women in cocktail dresses and finds Jinki in the dimly moonlit classroom 3-A, sitting on the windowsill, loosening his tie.

"Heee-llo, hyung!" Taemin says, rapping his knuckles on the door frame.

Jinki looks up. "Ah. T-Taemin-ah. You changed your hair."

Taemin grins and scampers over to hop up onto the ledge next to him. "You can still call me mushroom, if you want," he says, swinging his feet sideways against Jinki's.

Jinki laughs and kicks back. "Nah. Maybe sometimes."

Taemin makes a soft noise of assent and leans his head over onto Jinki's shoulder.

"So, what are you doing at someone else's high school reunion?" Jinki asks, offering a hand, which Taemin takes.

"Uh, checking out my prospects?"

"I... don't really know what that's supposed to mean."

"I missed you."

Jinki presses his nose into Taemin's now-red hair and squeezes his hand. "Still smells the same," he murmurs.

"I missed you a lot."

Jinki clears his throat. "Yeah."

Taemin isn't sure if it would be redundant or romantic to say it again, so he sighs and pulls his MP3 player out of his hoodie pocket, searching for the right song. When he finds it, he takes an ear bud for himself and holds the other one out to Jinki. He has to nudge him with an elbow when Jinki doesn't notice, as he still has his face sort of buried in Taemin's hair.

"Yah, hyung."

"Oh. Oh, uh. What are we listening to?"

"It's a surprise!"

"Oh." Jinki takes the ear bud and puts it into his ear with only slight difficulty, grinning.

"I really, really missed you, hyung," Taemin says. When he laughs, the hand he's using to hold his MP3 presses the music against Jinki's heart, where it goes still for a minute.

Jinki chuckles nervously and kicks at Taemin's foot again, so Taemin smiles and twists himself closer and farther around, pressing 'play' over Jinki's shoulder.

Ah, and what's this? It's a happy song. Something that sings like, 'I'll come back when you call me,' and, 'pick a star on the dark horizon.'

"You're still a crybaby, huh?" Taemin says, drying Jinki's cheeks with the black cuff of his sweatshirt sleeve.

Jinki shudders a laugh and fiddles with the white cord between the head phones as the violins play louder. "Yah, shut up..."

"It's okay. I missed that."

"Me too-- uh, what I mean is. I miss you a lot."

Taemin grins and leans forward to press a quick kiss to the corner of Jinki's mouth.

"I know, hyung," he says.

The song ends, very softly, chiming piano keys, and goes, 'no need to say goodbye,'

Jinki hastily wipes his face with the back of his arm and pulls the ear bud out of his ear. He looks down at the tile floor and grimaces.

"Hey!" Taemin says suddenly. (Jinki comes very close to falling off the windowsill.) "Give me your cell phone for a second!" Then, when Jinki hesitates, Taemin rolls his eyes and adds, "Don't worry. I'm just going to put my number in. You can watch me do it if you want."

"Yah, I w-wasn't..."

Taemin starts to laugh, so Jinki finally pulls out the phone and shoves it into his hands, pouting while Taemin presses the buttons.

"Just call me... if you ever want to. Okay?"

"Yeah," Jinki says quietly. "Okay."

Taemin gives Jinki's hand one last squeeze before he pushes himself off of the ledge and runs off without so much as a backwards glance. Of course, Jinki doesn't know that this is mostly just because Taemin doesn't want Jinki to see the look on his face, but. Jinki's knuckles are white against the window frame.

And maybe after this they go their separate ways and get married and raise kids, and this is their last conversation ever. But, then again, maybe not.
jaybomb on June 14th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
I feel bad stealing this spot but since it's OnTae I must~
jaybomb on June 14th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
OKAY SO. THIS WAS TOO ADORABLE. SERIOUSLY. Heart-wrenching but still so sweet~

"You're still a crybaby, huh?" Taemin says, drying Jinki's cheeks with the black cuff of his sweatshirt sleeve.

THIS. Picturing this almost made me squeak~ :)
whut.pumadragon on June 14th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
asdfadhfkj thank youuuuuuu! when i read your comment, i was making (a much happier version of) the face that taemin is making in your icon. so... that's good, i'm sure. ♥
lala (riri and mimi!)lovelessending on June 14th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
So this has to be so absolutely adorable that it makes it kinda hard to breathe. And the fact that it's Onyoo and Taemin (so cute) :D I really loved how you wrote their interations tgether, almost bittersweet in a way :D
Great job bb, it was an enjoyable read ♥
whut.: onew: effffffffffffff that is cutepumadragon on June 14th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
they are just like squishable little babies made of silly putty and sparkles~ ;____;
and yes. thank you thank you thank you!
BunBunwhitefoxbuns on June 14th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
ahhh~~so sad~~
why so sad~ actually, the part where
taemin walks away not wanting Onew to
see his expression, that one really hurts
me T_T gahh~~~ Taemin and his way of squeezing
Onew's heart :D
whut.: hyori: hear it? listen.pumadragon on June 14th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
DDDDD: I KNOWWWWW. I feel like I keep writing things like this, lately. (Mostly original stuff, but still!) Puh, Taemin could squeeze into anyone's heart, I think. ♥ Thanks so much for reading, BB!
Sarah: 샤이니 ■ i say 'one' you say 'love'heechul_oppa on June 14th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
Okay, I will go read now.
Sarah: Anime ■ we'll all float on okayheechul_oppa on June 14th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
Guh. Just. Just guh. So in character, so them, because Onew would totally be kind of regretful (only not really sure which part he's regretful for; the goodbyes or perhaps the past itself) and asd;lkaj;sldfowieura. Taeminnie is so Taeminnie ("Heee-llo, hyung!" Taemin says, rapping his knuckles on the door frame.) and. I can really see this, idk, being...real? Uhm. Kind of indescribable, but. It's...it's very honest. Like...they're normal people and this sort of reminds me of that. In their reactions, in the uncertainty of their future...

Lol. Uhm. Sorry about that. I'll stop now. >( It was good. Very very good. ♥

whut.: onew: ♥pumadragon on June 14th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
;____________________________; BRB SOBBING
intricate_y on June 14th, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
AAAAAAAAAH~ my heart..

I cry now.
*sulks in a corner*
파니: 온유; yellowrobotiques on June 14th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
Oh god. This was....oh...this was so beautiful. So simple, so wonderful, so sad. The ending, oh god...the ending. I even found myself with my hand over my heart, and I don't even remember doing so.

I think you wrote them both so well, the little things they do, like when Onew can't gracefully put the ear bud in his ear.

♥ I loved this.
shii: ^^conditionally on June 15th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)

Okay, now that my little Narnia spazz moment is over - this so was fscking adorable whatt. Then again, OnTae is almost always super adorable:( I love how Taem is the one that's just ":D" even though he's younger and totally honest about how he felt about the whole thing while Jinki is fail and "D:"

Guhh ♥
scylladakyllascylladakylla on June 15th, 2009 05:15 am (UTC)
Alksjdlfksf why so sweet. ;___; Oh Onew, so wistful and sad and longing. Oh Taemin, grown-up but still cheerful and sweet and ljslkfjlsdf. T____T God, they're so cute.
more organs means more human.phasera on August 27th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)

lolol sorry i will stop this deserves better than netspeak. so yes. i am going through the onew/taemin pairing tag and this is one of the very very very (;___;) few really good ontae fics around. siiiiiiigh.