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04 July 2009 @ 03:55 am
Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy  
Just a little drabble inspired by the lovely SHINee random pairing/prompt generator.



a/n: once again, i have not edited this whatsoever, so you can just pretend that it's decent and not full of 230483948 terrible grammatical errors, which it is, because run-on sentences tend to make me lose concentration...





Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy, Jonghyun/Taemin, PG-13

Jonghyun likes old things, likes to add his own spin to things that have proven sturdy and will surely work again. This is why he takes a flopped American pop song and an antique Italian tragedy and braids them and twists them and folds them together until the sentence structures have flipped and the syllables have separated and Onew-hyung pops his head out into the hallway at half-past-too-freaking-early in the morning and says, "What. Could you possibly be doing." But then the way Jonghyun has misheard things and his accidental brilliance end up shaping everything from their dance steps to their kids' stuff face masks. To be honest, Jonghyun isn't all that surprised, because he can see the way that old things grace new ones and slip around each other and ebb and flow and softly sigh. It's the browns and yellows accenting the bright cyan blues, and the tie-dye shirts with skinny jeans while he's singing songs about a girl in a red satin gown who spoke only in poetry. He's always liked this kind of thing.

Jonghyun likes Taemin, likes the way he's got a young, young smile and an old, old soul. Jonghyun has this feeling that people have been feeling since forever, but still he's convinced that Taemin deserves love in a way that no one has ever seen before. This is weird and different, and Jonghyun's not sure how to go about it, so he just goes back to the basics, even though the basics were intended for something entirely different, a girl in a poodle skirt with curls in her hair, and he has to adapt it and stretch it to make it fit along Taemin's long neck and skinny arms and light, light, flying feet that move like storm clouds. This is so classic, this is so strange. There is this ancient connection to every boy who has ever been in love before, but then it's Taemin, and so it's terrifying anyway, and, even though it's been done a hundred times before, Jonghyun is shaking in his sweatpants. Oh, but he tries to be brave; he's throwing rocks at the window of their group dorm, singing love songs at the top of his lungs from the pavement, laughing awkwardly and declaring, "So whaddaya say?" but Taemin isn't even at the window anymore. Taemin is sprinting down the stairs and out the door and into Jonghyun's arms, and even though Jonghyun is nothing but every other boy who ever got his first kiss in the road under a street light, it's the start of something brand, brand new.
 
 
 
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whut.pumadragon on July 8th, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
THANK YOU SO MUCH. I... really fail at Jonghyun... in general. But especially in fic!world. So, yeah, I tend to overthink everything to the highest possible degree... and stuff... so yeah. This makes me feel a little better. Thank you. ♥
jaybomb on July 4th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)
SHINee Random Pairing/Prompt Generator!

Guh everything you write is so beautiful. I admire you so ;___; ♥
whut.pumadragon on July 8th, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
Thank you, darling~~~ Guh, I am glad that you feel that way, and that you read this, and stuff, and yeah... TYSM.

Going to add that link to my post now! Zooming away!!!
ghostdrop on July 4th, 2009 11:27 am (UTC)
beautiful oh my god

the last line just got to me, and i'm all like alsjfd;djf now guh how you are so amazing ;0;♥♥
whut.pumadragon on July 8th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
Well, um! I'm not amazing, I'm just very sexy, so... that's different... Creepy type of pedo smile... But 2 b srs, thank you so much for reading/commenting! It means the world.
junudge on July 4th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
;; WAT

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; SO CUTE
scylladakyllascylladakylla on July 4th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
♥ I love run-on sentences and stream-of-consciousness, and this is so, so pretty.

Damn, why is there not more Jongtae out there.
whut.pumadragon on July 8th, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
IDEK. Jongtae is like my favorite Jonghyun pairing. ;___; ♥

Also: thanks, hun!!!
procreational on July 4th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
This is so adorable and I love that whole entire first paragraph and just :[ :[ :[ :[ NOEL WHAT IS THIS. :[ :[ :[ Marry me ;_;
whut.pumadragon on July 8th, 2009 05:42 am (UTC)
CLAAAAAAAAAARE. I need to go make a proper reply on the G-ri fic. Reminds self. Reminds self.

But omg, thank you so much. It means loads and loads and loads to me. ;______;
more organs means more human.: shinee ☆ onew say hiphasera on July 4th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am very excited about this. And about you. :D You're soooooo talented! Gracious.

(ack and now i've just been informed that I have 15 minutes to get ready for the 4th party soletmejustsay: THISISFANTASTIC. WRITEMOREPLEASE.)

:) :) *dashes away*
whut.pumadragon on July 8th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
no. what. why are you here. what. but you like write good and stuff. what with the large punctuations. and. fguhh?

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY TO YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH... I DON'T UNDERSTAND. You and your charming exclamation points, winning my heart. D: ♥
shiiconditionally on July 4th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
This is so pretty
#1 nautical platypusnautisch on July 5th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Is the title intentionally taken from the Queen song? Because that would make this even more amazing.

I absolutely adored the second sentence, and everything else, of course. Also, hooray for Hyun getting his ideal kiss. XD
whut.pumadragon on July 8th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
Well... technically, I got it from the SHINee random pairing/prompt generator, but... I was the one who originally submitted the prompt. So yes, it is intentionally taken from the Queen song, because it is the most badass thing in the world.

Kyah, thank you so much! And yes... I do enjoy taking the fantasies of straight teenage boys and bending them to my fangirly will. Ahahah... mm'yes.
Sarah: Anime ■ i'm pink and black and blueheechul_oppa on July 5th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
I love this so much. The bit about going back to the basics which aren't so basic anymore because it's for Taemin and he's an entirely different story, the way you actually make me love love love fanfic!Jonghyun (because, yeah, kind of hard for me...for some reason), and how your descriptions of Taemin make him glow...

I love it all.
whut.pumadragon on July 8th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
Guuuuuuuuuuuh Saraaaaaaaaaah... ;_____; THANK YOU SO MUUUUUCH. I've been liking fic!Jonghyun more and more lately. I don't know why, but then again, I didn't really know why the heck I had the problem in the first place, so... whatever.

AND OMG THANK YOU FOR THAT... GLOWING TAEMIN COMMENT. BECAUSE THAT MADE MY HEART DIE. ;___; Thank you!
아파 。chunfacebiased on September 25th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
ldsj eouLWJlksdfjaoerualdja.djad.jdslakjadolkjaldjaoejkaklja
olkoakjdasy okay , thanks yeah. you are awesome. yeah , yeah.
//RUNS AWAY~! ♥

looks like i dropped my heart ;____;
For you,: Lookdownflamearcana on August 19th, 2015 08:17 am (UTC)
Oh my god. You stole my heart.