The door of the café rang as you walked in through the door but you stopped short seeing him. He looked at you with wide eyes. You pulled your gaze away and turned back around in attempt to leave.
“Now, wait,” your best friend said grabbing you and forcing you back around. “You promised you’d stay with me.”
“I lied; I don’t feel like eating here anymore.” You quickly said as Dongwoo’s expression fell.
Just as you’re about to leave out the door your almost run into a chest. You look up ready to apologize but you don’t. Instead you stare at the old friendly face.
“Oh, hey, you, what a coincidence seeing you here,” Woohyun greets.
You fake a smile, “hey.”
“If you’re not too busy, care to catch up with us,” he asks as the other Infinite members arrive behind him.
You open your mouth to decline his offer but meeting eyes with the rest of the members you give in and nod, “sure.”
“So how are you?” Sunggyu ask after they’ve all settled in at their practice room.
Somehow with help of the Sung brothers they had managed to get you to return with them because the café was too public and because their group was too big it’d just catch attention.
“Yeah, one day Dongwoo came back and he was never the same ever again,” Woohyun commented.
“I was not,” Dongwoo defended himself quietly his voice already telling you his was lying.
“What happened?” Hoya asked. “Dongwoo never told us.”
“You guys, stop.” Dongwoo warns.
“We’re only worried about you two.” Woohyun snaps.
“Just because you two aren’t together doesn’t mean we need to cut ties altogether,” Sungyeol adds, “can we not be friends anymore because of this?”
“Look, whatever it is, you two need to settle it now.” Sunggyu stated firmly before he stood up followed by the rest of the members and without another word shared they left and locked you two in the practice room.
You two sat in silence unsure of what to say and where to start. It’s only been a couple days since the day he left your apartment. His things were still there but he didn’t want to come by and get it especially if he wasn’t sure if you’d be home or not. He didn’t want to deal with you at the moment.
“I’m sorry,” you both say at the same time.
You meet each other’s gazes that questions each other’s apologies.
“You first,” he says.
You shake your head, “go ahead, I was wrong so you should go first.”
He smiles a little, “you were wrong so you should go first, isn’t?”
You think about his ruling and you laugh because he’s right.
With a nod you continue, “I’m sorry, Dongwoo. I shouldn’t have jumped to conclusions like that. INFINITE is just as important to you as I am because without INFINITE you wouldn’t be where you are right now I should’ve been understanding and just-”
“No, it was my fault. I could’ve sacrificed some of my sleep just to spend the night with you.” He interrupts. “I mean… I can survive without sleep but I can’t without you. No, wait… I can’t live without sleep either but- if anything living without you would be worse than living without sleep because in the past three days… I haven’t even been sleeping well.”
You chuckle, “that explains the deep bags.” You say pointing to his face.
He pouts, “that’s not nice!” He whines with a rather bright smile.
“Again, Dongwoo, I’m really sorry.”
He shakes his head, “it’s okay, we all make mistakes. I’m just glad we could make-up before it’s too late. I miss you…” He confesses. “Can I come home?”
You look up at him and smile slyly to yourself, “only if you’re willing to spend one night with me.”
He grins, “deal, maybe I can finally sleep after so long. Actually, I’m sleepy now.” He comments as he leans over and kisses your cheek. “Thanks for curing me, but-” His phone beeps and he grins, “just in time; well, it’s time for my afternoon nap.” He informs.
You make a face, “but I thought-”
“I know.” He says.
“How are you going to sleep, you guys don’t even have like a couch or any-” you stop mid-sentence as he pulls your legs straight out and he rests his head on your lap.
“Shh, give me 20 minutes,” he orders and you scoff playfully flicking his forehead making him smile with his eyes closed but nonetheless you obey and stay quiet for the next twenty minutes as you take in his features that had seem to darken in the past three days.