“Sungjong! We have a vistor!~” Woohyun sang in the dorm.
Sungjong ran out of the bathroom with an apron and yellow gloves on, you assumed Sunggyu and the boys were making him clean the bathroom. You stood there smiling with your backpack on.
“What are you doing here?’ Sungjong curiously asked, excited from your presence.
“My boss let me off early and I wanted to stop by to say hi,”
“Dinner’s here!” Sungyeol roared, running to the managers coming through the door. The managers gave the bags to Sungyeol and Sungyeol placed them onto the marble floors of the living room. The boys got down on their knees to unpack the food.
“You should stay for dinner!” Sungjong squealed.
“Oh, I don’t know… I don’t want to intrude…”
“Nonsense! As long as L doesn’t inhale everything we ordered, I’m sure we’ll be fine!” Sunggyu said as Myungsoo glared at his hyung.
“Okay, I guess I can stay for dinner,” You held the straps of your backpack between your fingers and sat down with the boys.
“I’ll be out in one minute! I’m almost done cleaning!” Sungjong ran back into the bathroom.
As the boys continued to unpack the food, you put your backpack down extremely carefully down to the floor. The boys huddled in closer to you.
“Do you guys have the bowl?” you whispered almost inaudibly.
“Yeah, it’s in the kitchen. Go, go, go!” Sungyeol pushed you. You slid on your socks into the kitchen, seeing Sungjong’s old fishbowl. You ran back into the living room to open your backpack, pulling out the transparent water filled bag that had a blue fish in it. The boys gave you a thumbs up and you went back into the kitchen again to put the fish into the bowl. You thew the rubber band into the garbage can and softly tilted the open bag into the bowl, letting the water and fish flow into the bowl without a drop on the counter. You recalled the day Sungjong’s fish died and he had a bit of a hard time dealing with it. You remember the day he flushed it down the toilet. He cried while you held his hand in comfort. You weren’t sure how he’ll react to the newly bought fish since the last fish he bought was special in Sungjong’s heart. Brushing your hands in success, you left the fish in his bowl to get back into the living room. You saw the boys finished unpacking all the food and started to dig in. Sungjong came out of the bathroom without his apron nor gloves, just in time for dinner.
“Ah, we have a guest! I’ll get plates,” Sungjong started to walk towards the kitchen and everyone shouted in unison, “No!”
Sungjong stared at all of you as if you were crazy. “What’s wrong with the kitchen?”
“Leaking,” Woohyun mumbled with his mouth full of meat.
“If there’s leaking, then shouldn’t someone clean it…?” He continued to walk into the kitchen and screamed in a high pitch. Crap… You were now regretting that you bought a fish for him. To replace something so precious to Sungjong was a stupid move. You ran to the kitchen after him and saw him holding the fishbowl close to his face. Your jaw dropped from the sight.
“Why are you in my kitchen?” Sungjong talked cutely to the fish through the fishbowl. You begun to giggle and Sungjong gave his attention to you.
“Did you buy this for me?” The fishbowl was put down softly and he shuffled his feet to position himself right in front of you.
“Yeah… But I wasn’t sure if you wanted one or not!”
Sungjong squeezed you tight and whispered a thank you in your ear. You hugged him back and pulled him back to the living room for dinner.
“Wait! Let me bring the fish!” Sungjong ran to the fishbowl and held it tightly in his arms while holding your hand casually.