Part: Prologue: Apart From You
Pairing: Eunhyuk/Donghae, some Yesung/Ryeowook, Henry/Ryeowook.
Rating: PG-13 (sensuality)
Synopsis: Donghae returns from China and comes to realize his true feelings towards Eunhyuk in a relationship that transcends friendship.
(My first serious fan fic that I'm really going to work hard on, so please treat me well. ^^)
Note: Hyukjae is Eunhyuk's real name. I thought it was fitting that Donghae would think about him as Hyukjae, not his stage name. Hangeng will also be referred to by his Chinese name in narration, but the members will say "Hankyung". You get the idea.
Prologue: Apart From You
Rain spattered on the window of the car, making a rhythmic and soothing sound as Donghae rested his forehead against the cool glass. He was exhausted; promotion in China for the Chinese subgroup had drained him of all his energy. Sure, it had been fun, and he had enjoyed himself and the success of the team, but that didn’t prevent him from being tired to the point of near-death.
Now he was in Korea again, being driven by their manager back to the dorms. He touched the glass with a finger, making a small black dot in the soft white cloud his breath had made. He sighed, making the cloud expand, hiding the mark he’d made.
The cold glass against his head was soothing his headache a little. He’d been up since six o’clock the day before. The plane ride was dismal and he hadn’t eaten a proper dinner.
He looked over his shoulder at the other members. Ryeowook was sleeping next to him, his head rolling to one side. Small blame to him. It was almost three o’clock in the morning now. Confirming that all of them were either asleep or too sleepy to be alert, Donghae turned back to the window.
He blew on the glass again. Very slowly, he wrote "Hyukjae" in hangul on the glass. I guess I’ll be seeing you again soon, huh, thought Donghae.
Since the formation of Super Junior, this had been the longest he’d ever been away. Somehow, it had weighed on him heavier than he thought it would. He'd surprised himself with how much he missed being in Korea with all of Super Junior.
Mostly, though...mostly he had thought about Eunhyuk. Why, though...?
Best friends, he immediately answered himself. It was normal to think about your best friends the most.
Donghae frowned into the glass and shut his eyes. Whatever, he thought, I’ll just be glad to see him again.
[Next Part] Chapter One: Nice to See You