This is my entry for the EXO One Shot FanFiction Contest!!
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I've been writing fanfiction all week, so that's why I'm so behind on this one. If I have time, maybe I'll even write another one while I'm at it cX
This story stars Chen (Kim Jongdae) as one of the main protagonists and this story is Christmas and angst themed. The story is 2556 words long (almost went over again cx)
I personally did not like the last story that I entered for the last EXO contest, so this time I worked very hard on coming up with a better story.
I hope you guys enjoy an angsty Christmas story with Chen~^-^ (I know Christmas is over, but it's okay!)
Even backstage I could still hear the music that was being played on stage. I couldn’t stop myself from dancing and singing along in my seat. I knew all the lyrics to Monster and Lotto and, actually, to every EXO song out there. I knew all the dances to them too. I love EXO. I’m glad that this was their last concert before Christmas. At least they didn’t have to overwork themselves then.
The music stopped and I listened to each member say something to the fans, and of course, all the cheering fangirls. Eventually, the sounds of the members laughing and talking filled the corridor outside. Suho was the first to walk in and the other members followed after him. I folded my hands in my lap and I bowed to each of them as they walked passed me, but none of them noticed me.
Chen walked in with Xiumin and Baekhyun clinging onto him. I bowed my head as they walked in. When I glanced back up, my eyes met Chen’s and he winked at me before breaking the connection.
I sat and waited for the members to finish messing around and getting all their remaining energy out. I covered my eyes when they changed back into their more comfortable clothes. What? Even though they don’t know I’m there I don’t want to be a creep or anything. Finally, the members finished up and started to leave the dressing room. Chen stayed behind and told them that he would catch up to them.
Once they left, I stood up as Chen turned to look at me. I held out my arms and he walked into me, giving me a big hug.
“You did great, Chen. Especially on that high note! I could hear it from all the way back here,” I said, once he pulled away from me. “And look at how sexy you look tonight! No wonder all the EXO-Ls were screaming so loud!”
My comment made him laugh. His laughter always made me smile and laugh right along with him. It was contagious and unique in its own way.
I reached out and started patting his belly before saying with a shocked expression on my face, “Well look at what we have here! You have to show EXO-Ls those chocolate abs of yours sometime soon. You don’t want to keep those to yourself, not when they’re that nice.”
He pushed me away from him and started to laugh even more, which caused me to laugh along with him. We laughed for a good couple minutes before we were panting and holding our stomachs.
“You always know how to make me laugh, don’t you?” he chuckled, rubbing my arm. “And you always know what to say that will make me smile. You didn’t think I shook to much on that high note?”
“No, you did perfectly. And even when you mess up, you always play it off so coolly, and the fans are happy no matter what,” I said, smiling happily at him. I stared at his pretty brown eyes and I started to run my fingers through his hair.
“Hey,” he said, taking my hand into his and his smile turned sad. “I miss when you use to perform on stage with me. When you use to dance and sing along with us.”
I miss that too, I thought, but didn’t say out loud. I couldn’t say it. I just gave him a small smile instead said, “So, what do you want for Christmas?”
When we had gotten back to the dorm, Chen and I decided to play some videogames before practice. Earlier we had decorated for Christmas so the whole room was covered in decorations. The other boys were off doing who knows what. I just cared about having fun and making Chen smile.
“Shoot him! Shoot, shoot, shoot! What are you doing!? Kill him!” Chen shouted at me, as I frantically pressed every button on the controller.
“I’m trying over here, but he’s not dying!” I yelled back, letting my character on the screen flail around before I ended up getting shot in the head, so now I had to wait for my character to re-spawn.
“Wow, what was that?” laughed Chen, his eyes glued back to his side of screen as his character re-spawned. “We’ve played this game like a million times now. What are you doing? You’re acting like you have no idea what you’re doing.”
I smiled at him and rubbed my head innocently, “Hehe, sorry. I kept messing up which buttons to click.”
He just shook his head and smiled. I smiled at him sadly, but he didn’t notice since he was too focused on the game. I had been telling the truth. I really had been messing up the controls, but that was because I was distracted by...
Just as the sound of the door opening was heard, Chen paused the game and ripped the controller out of my hand before throwing it under the table. Suho, D.O, and Baekhyun stepped inside the room and stared at the screen before looking back at Chen who smiled innocently at him.
“Playing two-player by yourself, again?” Baekhyun laughed, patting his back. “You know, we have nine members. You don’t have to play by yourself. Just ask one of us. You know how Xiumin and I love to play video games.”
The members teased him and talked with him about the video game and practice. Chen turned to look at me and smiled shyly. I smiled back at him, but the pain in my heart was too much.
I sat in the dance room and watched as Chen practiced some new choreography that was thrown at the members last week. I loved his voice when he sang, but I couldn’t disregard his dancing either. I mean, he wasn’t Lay, Kai, or Sehun, but he could dance. And pretty good too.
He grabbed his towel from the floor and wiped his forehead and neck as he walked over to me. I grinned at him and handed him his water bottle.
“God, Kai and Sehun have been all over me for not having this choreography down. Maybe I shouldn’t be focusing on just my voice so much,” he took the bottle and half of the water in the bottle slid down his throat.
“You’ve been working too hard, as is,” I sighed. “All of you have been. You guys need to rest more. I don’t even see why you’re practicing so hard. It’s almost Christmas!”
“Ya, I know,” he said, shaking his head. “But I have to get this dance down first.”
I sighed again, and stood up, “Here, let me help you out.”
I took a deep breath and started the choreography from the beginning, counting out loud and watching Chen in the mirror as he followed along. Every now and then I stopped and showed him what he was doing wrong. After we were done, both of us were sweating actual buckets.
“How are you always so good at dancing?” Chen asked, collapsing on the ground. His words coming out in quick breaths.
I just gave a little laugh that hurt my chest. He smiled at me before saying, “I miss when we use to dance together like this. Remember back during trainee days when I would whine and complain about the choreography, but you would always tell me to shut up and keep going?”
I nodded and he stood up, giving me a sweaty hug, “I was so lucky to have you then, and now, I’m the luckiest person in the world since you’re still here with me.”
Tears began to form in my eyes as I hugged him back. No, Chen, I’m the luckiest person in the world to be able to be with you, even if no one else knows I’m there.
We decided to go Christmas shopping to see if there was still anything nice around. But who were we kidding? Literally everyone was running around the icy streets hoping to buy last minute presents. It was just an excuse to get out of the dorm and take a walk.
We didn’t talk for the first couple of minutes, but then Chen pulled out his phone and pretended to talk to someone on the phone as he glanced over at me, “So what do you want for your birthday?”
I smiled at him, but I just stared at my feet as we walked.
“Or should I buy you two gifts since it’s Christmas too? Ooo how about we try that store?” He pointed at a store that had such a long line that people were even standing outside as they waited to buy their gifts. Their faces looked frantic and angry.
I knew he was trying to make me laugh, but I couldn’t laugh. I couldn’t make myself happy. Not even when it was so close to Christmas, and Christmas with Chen was always the best.
Chen reached his hand out in the air and he caught a snowflake. He closed his fingers around it and put his hand in front of me. I glanced up as he opened his hand and then whined when he saw that it had melted. A smile twitched in the corners of my mouth, but no matter how much I wanted to smile, I couldn’t.
“What’s wrong?’ he finally asked, looking over at me with concern in his eyes, barely holding the phone to his ear.
“Nothing,” I said, glancing over at the shops with no interest.
“Come on, you’ve been acting weird all week. Tell oppa what’s wrong.”
“When did you become my oppa?” I asked, attempting to sound happy, but tears started to form in my eyes and my voice was shaky.
“Hey,” he said, the concern in his voice making my heart heavy. “Hey! What’s wrong?”
I started to shake my head, but I couldn’t stop my tears from flowing from my eyes. I opened my mouth to say something, anything, but my voice failed me. He stuffed his phone into his pocket and pulled me into a hug. His scent and warmth made the tears fall even faster.
The eyes of onlookers passing by made my heart feel like shattering, especially since they stared at Chen like he was a crazy person. Which he probably did look like since he looked like he was hugging nothing. I couldn’t stop sobbing or crying as Chen comforted me and told me everything was going to be okay.
Why was that the first thing you told someone who felt like their whole world was crashing down?
Chen laid in bed as doctors and nurses walked in and out of his room. One doctor stayed in his room as his eight members crammed into the room, all talking at once as they saw their friend laying in the white bed. He smiled happily at them as they cried and looked at him with such worry and concern in their eyes. I hugged my knees close to my chest as I watched them from the chair in the corner of the room.
I looked away from them as the doctor told them the news that I had already knew. I played with the fabric on the arm of the chair, distracting myself in anyway that I could. The members stayed in the room for a long time, hugging and trying their best to stay as positive as they could, but there was no point in trying. Their voices were filled such sadness.
The members finally said their goodbyes, telling Chen that they would be back tomorrow. They all left the room with heavy footsteps. Once they had all left, the only sound that could be heard was the faint Christmas songs that were playing outside. I avoided looking at Chen, pretending like I wasn’t even there.
“Hey you,” Chen said, breaking the silence. His voice sounded weak. The sound making my heart hurt. I glanced up at him and saw him staring at me with a small smile on his face. I smiled back at him, but only sadness showed in my eyes.
“Come over here,” he basically whispered. I stood up and went over to sit beside him. I grabbed both his pale hands in mine before kissing them, softly.
“The Christmas decorations are pretty,” I mumbled. The nurses had decorated the room with a little tree and lights decorated the dark room, giving it some light. The members had each brought presents that cluttered most of the floor.
“Ya, they sure are. But the prettiest thing in this room probably has to you.” I smiled at his cheesy pick-up line, but I just stared at his hands.
“How long have you known?” he asked. I sighed, not wanting to look at his beautiful eyes. Not wanting to say anything, but my silence was all he needed.
“You knew, all along. Since even before we met. You knew when I would die. That must’ve been terrible,” I nodded, biting my lips. Trying so hard to not cry.
“Oh, before I forget,” he said, starting to get up, but I held him down. Shaking my head I said, “No, don’t get up.
“But, it’s Christmas and your birthday. I just wanted to give you your presents.”
I shook my head again, “I don’t need presents. I don’t need anything from you, Chen. I just need you.”
He held my hand in his and gave it a squeeze, but it felt so weak. I lifted up my other hand to his face and brushed his hair from his eyes.
“You’ll live,” I said, smiling. “You’ll live, Chen. I can promise that, at least.”
“What? What are you saying?” his voice sounded concerned and sad. I had to get my words out now.
“It’ll be like a Christmas miracle or something,” I whispered, letting my hand slide down his cheek. “Chen, you know that I would do anything for you. I would help you follow even your craziest dreams. I would be your shoulder to cry on. I would do anything for you. I have done everything for you, Chen. That’s why I’ve been with you all this time.”
“I know that, and I’m so grateful to you for everything. But you aren’t saying what I think you’re saying, ar-” he said, his nose turning red and his eyes filling with tears. I interrupted him by putting a finger to his lips.
“Chen, I would even give you my life.”
Tears started to flow down his cheeks, his beautiful smile fading. I chuckled sadly, my voice filling with emotions. I wiped a tear away from his eyes as I said, “Please, Chen. Let me do my job now. Let me do what I was always supposed to do. Let me be your angel."
I leaned down and kissed his forehead before even the touch of his skin faded away. I closed my eyes and felt my body start to float. My body felt so light. The touch of Chen’s skin disappeared and all I felt was the air.
My wings were as light as clouds as the sky embraced me. I was an angel.
And I was flying once again.
Can I be completely honest here?
I didn't think this would happen, but I literally started crying while writing the ending.
I thought this story would be more fluffy and Christmasy, but then it turned out to be really sad!!! Well...at least for me cx
Well, I hope you guys enjoyed this story and enjoy reading the other entries that were entered for this contest.
Hope you all have a great rest of the day~^^
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