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Chapter 16 - Confrontation
As I woke up from my slumber, I slowly opened my eyes.
Forgetting what happened last night, when I opened them I was met with Sehun staring at me.
"Umm, hi?" I said, startled by him.
"Morning beautiful," he said while gently rubbing my back as we were somehow still holding each other.
"Do I dare ask how long you have been staring at me?" I questioned him.
"Hmm...let's just say that I think your little snore is adorable," he said, directing the question elsewhere.
"Yep, and it just makes me love you more," he said bringing his hand up to my head, messing with my hair.
"You are really weird," I told him while laughing at his comment.
At that moment, my door opened.
"Hey, Y/N, you will not bel-" Adara walked in and when she saw us she immediately stopped talking and froze.
Both Sehun and I stared at Adara as she seemed to be trying to process what was in front of her eyes. We turned to look at each other and started laughing.
I slowly got up from my bed, Sehun following closely behind, as I went towards Adara.
"Adara, this is Sehun. Sehun, this is my best friend and roommate, Adara," I explained, pointing to both of them. Sehun then held out his hand.
"Nice to meet you," he said, smiling as she took his hand and returned the gesture.
"H-Hi," she stuttered, as she was still completely in shock. "N-Nice to meet you too," she whispered quietly.
I couldn't help but laugh at her, only making her more embarrassed.
"Stop it!" she hissed at me.
"Okay, well I think I should head out before I get yelled at anymore than I probably will be already by my members and manager," Sehun stated.
"Okay, let me walk you to the door," I told him as I led him to the living room.
He went over to the front and started to put on his shoes, using the wall as a balancing object to keep him from falling over.
"Well, thanks for letting me spend the night," he started.
"You really didn't give me a choice, with the whole being chased and everything, but sure!" I sarcastically retorted.
"Oh, come on. You were happy that I came over right? Right?" he asked, looking for a response.
"Yes, yes. Now go before you get ME yelled at." I said. He then pulled me into a hug and kissed me once on the lips.
"Love you, and I will text you later okay?" he responded, leaving me speechless for a second.
"Okay, now go!" I said, smiling at him. I opened the door and watched him walk away as he waved at me. I waved back and after he was out of sight, I closed the door.
I sighed, completely exhausted. I turned around and almost fell over when Adara was standing directly behind me.
"OMO! You scared me!" I yelled at her. "Are you trying to kill me?!"
"YES. Now...I can ask...WHAT THE HELL WAS HE DOING HERE AND WHY WAS HE IN YOUR BED?!" she yelled back, as she put her hands on my shoulders and violently shook me.
"Woah! Okay, only if you calm down will I tell you!" I told her. She quickly let go of me and breathed in once.
"I am calm. I...am....calm," she responded.
I walked over to the couch, and she ran over and sat down beside me.
"Okay, now please tell me what happened?" she asked, pleading with her eyes.
"Well...a lot of things happened last night..." I started.
I went into detail about the date with D.O and how we decided to be friends and then how Sehun decided to spontaneously come to the house last night and how one thing lead to another with the night ending with us in my bed.
After telling her everything, I could feel the judgement oozing off of her.
"What?" I asked.
"I just...I just can't believe...that all that happened," she said, bringing her hands up to her face to hide herself.
"Me either. Him coming over was the last thing I expected last night," I stated.
"So are you guys dating now? Is that what that was?" She asked. After hearing her question, I sat there and thought about it.
He did say that I was his...and he does love me...and I really like him...
Wait, but he never officially asked me, did he?
I sat there trying to remember last nights events.
No, he didn't. I can't just assume can I? I mean, it seemed like we were...do I have to ask him later?...
OMO. What if he says he was kidding or something? Or that he doesn't want to anymore?!
"Y/N?" Adara called to me, snapping me out of my thoughts.
"Hmm?" I asked, still dozing off trying to make sense of my current situation.
"Are you guys going out or not?" She questioned once again.
"I...think so? I don't know...he never officially asked...but he did say I was his...I am so confused now!" I yelled in frustration.
Just when I thought I figured everything out...
"So he never asked but he does have feelings for you?" she prided farther.
"Yes. He said he loves me," I responded.
"He said he loves you?!" she asked in shock.
"Yes...did you not just hear what I said? Are you losing yo-"
"Do you like him?" she interrupted me.
"Well, yes. I real-"
"OMG Y/N." She stated. "This is huge!"
"What do you mean?" I responded, confused by her sudden remark.
"I mean, if you both like each other like you just said, then it is going to be crazy from now on," she told me.
"You will probably have to keep the relationship a secret for one thing," she told me.
"Why? We shoul-," I started. "Oh my god. I didn't even think about that. It could ruin his career if this becomes public. Scandals are horrible for celebrities!" I said, now fully understanding how difficult of a situation I am now in.
"We will have to sneak around, avoid the press, and probably never go out in public unless he fully covers his face. He can never be himself with me because if we get spotted together it could be bad. Real bad." Adara nodded along with what I was saying, agreeing with me.
"Ah man, I never even thought about this! I need to text him," I concluded, starting to walk over to my phone, when I paused.
"What is it?" Adara asked, noticing my hesitation.
"He said fans were chasing him last night when he was walking here..." I told her.
Both of our eyes widened in response.
We both quickly grabbed out phones and looked on the web and social media when we saw it.
Pictures of Sehun walking down the street near my house.
Pictures of Sehun going INTO my house.
And somehow, even pictures of him leaving this morning...from my house.
I stared at my phone in horror.
Crap, crap! We were not safe about this at all!
I looked over at Adara to see that she had the same panicked expression on her face as well.
"What do I do?!?" I said to her, extremely worried now.
She quickly got up and headed over to me.
"Well, from what I saw, luckily there were no pictures of you so it should be okay but he still might get involved in a scandal. I think that you should probably call him and tell him right away," she suggested. I quickly nodded and started to look for his number when an incoming call blocked my view.
I picked it up.
"Hello?" I asked.
"Hey, Y/N," the voice on the other end of the phone sounded as worried as I did.
"Hey Chanyeol," I quietly responded.
"Y-Yeah, I saw them," I quickly answered.
"Is the place he coming from your-"
"Y-Yes," I told him.
I could hear him audibly sigh from the other end of the call.
"What do I do? I had no idea that this would happen-"
"It's okay, Y/N. You didn't even know that he was coming over last night so you couldn't have thought of any of this," he reassured.
"Just maybe stay inside today. It looks like fans took photos of your house and of the streets near your house so there is a possibility that some press could come to your door today," he stated. My heart started to race out of nervousness.
"Do not answer the door unless it is one of us coming to get you okay?" he said.
"O-okay," I replied shakily.
What have I done.
"Also, if the press do come to your house call me right away. I will see if we can do something about it or come up with something. Also, if your roommate is also there today, make sure she doesn't leave as well. They could take photos of her and she could become involved," he explained.
"Okay," I whispered, breathing in and out to calm down.
"Thank you so much Chanyeol. Is he back yet?"
"Yeah he just walked in. He looks incredibly happy so I am guessing something good happened last night with you two and he does not realize what has happened quite yet. And you don't have to thank me, Y/N. I will do whatever I can to protect the you...both of you," he told me.
"Just listen to what I said okay? I will call you again here soon if Sehun doesn't."
"I got it. I will talk to you later then," I said.
"Talk to you soon," he replied, hanging up the phone.
I looked down at my phone in frustration.
How could I be so stupid?
"Is everything okay?" Adara asked, making me turn around to answer her.
"I-I think so. That was Chanyeol and he was calling me about the situation. He told us not to answer the door unless it is one of the members and to not leave the house today as there is a possibility of the press being outside to get photos to try to involve Sehun in scandal," I explained.
She nodded, understanding what we had to do. She also must have noticed my worry or that I was shaking as she hugged me.
"Everything will be okay, Y/N. I will be here for you, okay?" she reassured me.
I shook my head in response.
Everything is going to be fine.
Adara pulled back from me and gave me a smile.
"Shall we do a movie day then? Like a movie marathon? OOO!" she exclaimed.
"I would love that," I responded, giving her a smile.
"Okay! Let me get us some food!" She said, heading to the kitchen.
I laughed as she walked away and proceeded to sit down on our couch.
Well, at least we can have some bonding time through this. We haven't spent too much time together lately so this will be nice.
I just hope that this situation won't greatly affect EXO, especially Sehun. The last thing I want to do is cause trouble for all of them.
"Okay," Adara said, bringing food to the couch. "What shall we watch?" she asked.
"Harry Potter!" we said at the same time.
We both laughed and she gave a plate of food to me as she got up to put in the first CD.
She then went back to the couch as the movie started and sat beside me.
As the previews whizzed by and the movie started, my phone buzzed.
I grabbed it to see a text from Sehun.
"Hey, how are you doing?" the text read.
"I am good. How are you doing is the question," I responded.
"I am okay. I got an earful from the members about how I wasn't careful and everything and from my manager as well. I have definitely learned my lesson now that I know that I don't want to hear that long lecture again. No one has come by your house yet have they?"
"No, we are okay right now but I will make sure to text you if something happens. We are just watching movies now," I told him.
"Good, the last thing I want is for you and Adara to get harassed. I am so sorry for my carelessness Y/N. It won't happen again I promise. I mean the carelessness, not the part about me coming over. I still want to come over!"
"Well, just at least wear a mask or something next time! I can't believe you got followed! I should have hit you for your members you dummy!"
"Ah come on! I don't need a lecture from my girlfriend as well!" I stared at his text.
"Girlfriend?" was all I responded.
"What, do you not want to be called that? Would you rather me call you honey? Or Baby? Or something else?" I couldn't help but laugh at his suggestions.
"No, it's not that. I was just surprised to see you call me your girlfriend."
"Well yeah. What else would I call the woman I love? I also thought we agreed on it last night," he responded. My face started to heat up again at the word love.
Man, he is just so straightforward.
"I don't remember you asking me to be your girlfriend though. So I thought that you might have changed your mind or something..." I trailed off.
"Really? I would never change my mind about you. Especially after last night. There is no way I am letting you go now. I really didn't ask? Ok then..."
"Y/N, will you be my girlfriend?" he texted. My face immediately lit up.
"Hmm...I don't know..." I responded.
"Are you serious? I pour my heart out and I get an 'I don't know...'. I see how it is Y/N..."
"I was kidding silly! Of course I will go out with you." I replied, quietly laughing at his remark.
"Good! My heart almost shattered into a million pieces because of you and your 'I don't know'! For your punishment, no more kisses for you!"
"Okay, then I guess no more late night visits for you..." I retorted. He is so sassy.
"WHAT. NO. That is all I have!"
"Fine! No punishment for you...but you owe me a date when all of this dies down!" he continued.
"Call!" I responded.
I could not help but feel happy that I had met Sehun. Although he appeared to be a major jerk at first, I am glad that I was able to see the real him. The man I had grown to really like.
"Okay, I have to go now, but I will talk to you later. Love you," he texted. Does he know any word besides love you? It make me so embarrassed!
"Bye...love you too," I shyly texted back.
Just as I was about to set my phone down and watch the movie, my phone went off again. I thought that it was Sehun but it was a text from Suho.
"Hey Y/N," it read.
"Hey Suho, what is up?" I replied.
"Well, I heard that you are now dating Sehun."
"How did you know that?"
"He just went screaming around the dorm telling all of us. That boy does not know when to calm down."
"I am so going to hurt him...I am really sorry about all the the trouble by the way. I didn't even know about him coming over last night and I feel so bad that pictures were taken and now that you guys are in trouble."I texted back.
"I am upset. But not about that situation. It was out of your hands. I am upset about something else." As I read the text I became confused.
"What is wrong? You can tell me," I responded.
I wonder why he is upset.
"I am upset about the fact that you are going out with him," he bluntly texted.
I had to re-read the text about three times before fully processing what he said.
"Why? Is it inconvenient for you guys?" I asked, completely oblivious.
"Because I really like you Y/N.
And I don't want you to date him. I want you to go out with me."
I am pretty sure my eyes popped out of my head when I read his text.
He wants to go out with me?
I mean, he is my bias, but I now know that I like Sehun and that the only feelings I have had for Suho now are admiration.
I stared at my phone not knowing how to respond to his text.
"I am near your house at a Coffee Shop called Cozy's House right now if you can meet me. I want to talk to you in person." he texted.
Holy lord, what is happening?
I must have looked very confused and panicked as Adara spoke up.
"What is wrong Y/N?" she asked, worried.
I showed her my phone and after she read my texts, her expression was similar to mine.
"What are you going to do?" she questioned me.
"I-I think I should go see him," I started. "Tell him, that I really like Sehun and I am sorry that I can't return his feelings. It would be better to tell him in person anyways," I responded to her, determined. She nodded, fully knowing that once I was set on something, that it was hard to stop me.
I went to the front door and put on my shoes.
"Wait, what about the reporters?" she suddenly asked.
I quickly looked outside the window to make sure that there were no reporters in sight.
As it looked clear, I put on my coat and started to head out the door.
"I don't see anyone. I think I am okay. I know Chanyeol said not to leave but I do need to talk to Suho before something gets out of hand," I told her. She gave me a thumbs up.
"Wish me luck," I called out.
"Luck!" she called back as I shut the door behind me and headed to the shop Suho said he was at.
Here we go.
As I reached the shop, I breathed in and out once before I headed inside.
The door gently closed behind me as I stepped inside the quaint little shop.
I easily found Suho as he was sitting in the corner wearing sunglasses and a mask to cover his face.
I walked over to his table and sat down in front of him.
"Hey," I said, bringing his attention away from his phone.
"Hi," he responded, taking off his sunglasses so that I could look him in the eyes.
"So...I have to tell-"
"Can I speak first?" he interrupted. I nodded.
"I know what I said seemed crazy but I meant it. I was upset, almost angry, when I heard that you agreed to go out with Sehun. I thought that you might have liked me back but I can see now that I was wrong. But I want to say it again. If there is any chance that you would choose me over Sehun, I want you to. I really like you, Y/N. I thought that after the moment we shared on the Ferris Wheel and that night at the park, that I was sure of your feelings for me. I know it seems crazy of me to ask this, but this is how I feel." he explained. I stared at him, shocked by his words.
I don't even know where to start.
"Well," I began. "I thought at first that I might have had feelings for you as well Suho. But then I realized that the feelings I was confusing for love were actually ones of admiration for you. You have been my bias in EXO for as long as I can remember but I realized recently that I never had feelings for you in a romantic way. I am really sorry but it seems like that I really like Sehun. I don't know how it happened and I feel terrible about this situation, but I wanted to tell you in person." I told him. I could see the hurt in his face as I talked.
"I am really sorry Suho." I apologized once again. I started to get up out of my seat as I knew sitting here any longer would just hurt him more. I was about to walk away when he grabbed me by the wrist.
"D-Don't leave," he said, his voice sounding shaky.
I turned to look at him.
"I think it would be better if I leave Suho. I don't want to hurt you anymore." I explained. I tried to escape from his grasp but he just kept holding on, squeezing my wrist even tighter than before.
"S-Suho," I tried to get out. "Y-You're hurting me," I told him.
He quickly rised from his seat and turned to face me.
I jumped at his sudden movements.
"Suho?" I asked as he stared at me.
I started to become a little scared and I continued to try break away, but I was not strong enough.
"You can't leave me Y/N," he said. "You can't," he pleaded.
"I love Sehun, Suho. You have to let me go," I stated firmly.
"No!" he shouted.
And in an instant, he brought his mask down and forcefully pressed his lips against mine.
He continued to kiss me, and I couldn't move as he wouldn't let go of my wrist and he held me with his other hand against him.
With what little strength I had, I used my free hand and slapped his face, breaking the kiss.
I started to cry, from shock and fear of this situation.
As soon as he saw my face, his seemed full of regret and sadness.
He let go of me and I ran out of the cafe, not caring how I looked at the time as I ran back home.
How could he do that to me?
Should I tell Sehun?
I have to.
But I don't want them to fight.
What do I do?
Wow, anyone else expecting that? No? Good...XD
Well, what will happen next? Will she tell Sehun? Or keep it a secret?
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