New Year,New Tradition
"Oh come on...you don't really want to stay here in your apartment all night long and on your own while
everyone else is partying,do you?" Hyun Joong asked as he hopped onto the couch to sit next to Seunghyun.
"Well actually that was exactly what I was planning to do." Seunghyun replied with a sigh and made Hyun Joong
roll his eyes at him."Gosh when have you turned into this boring something?" "I guess it was the moment
my boyfriend Jiyong broke up with me 3 months ago." Seunghyun uttered and caused Hyun Joong to sigh.
"Hey...as you said it...it was 3 months ago...3 ing long months ago and now you should really start to get
over him." Hyun Joong muttered in earnest.Seunghyun lowered his head a little."I tried,Hyun Joong...but I can't."
"Nonsense,of course you can!You just need to get your lazy bum up and come with me and you'll see that a
new year's eve miracle will happen and you're going to see that your life without Jiyong really isn't that bad."
Seunghyun chuckled at his friend's words."Since when have you become such an optimist?" "Hmm well being
together with the King of optimism Kim Hyung Joon rubs off it seems." Hyun Joong replied and made
Seunghyun smile."Yeah...it seems like it.But that's actually pretty good." Seunghyun mumbled and Hyun Joong
nodded in response before getting up."So are you coming with me or what?" "Well..." "Come on...Jaejoong,
Yoochun and me will be able to cheer you up again within a second!" Hyun Joong said as he was smiling at
him brightly."Alright." Seunghyun then finally agreed and got up to get himself ready for the party.
~Yunho's and Jaejoong's apartment,40 minutes later~
"Seunghyun you bastard,you haven't contacted me for quite a while!" Jaejoong greeted Seunhyun with a
laughter,causing Seunghyun and Hyun Joong to laugh as well."Don't talk nonsense,the last time we talked was
barely 1 week ago." "Still a long time." Jaejoong argued back as he pulled his two friends in for a hug."Hyung...are
you already drunk,you boozehound?" Hyun Joong asked and caused Jaejoong to roll his eyes at him as he closed
the front door again after letting the two new arriven guests in."No,I'm just in a really good mood,babo."
"As rude as ever,my dear best friends." Yoochun said as he approached Jaejoong,Seunghyun and Hyun Joong.
"Heeey!" Hyun Joong and Seunghyun greeted Yoochun before hugging him tightly.After pulling back,Seunghyun
looked at his three laughing best friends with a smile on his lips.Hyun Joong had been right.They really had
managed it to cheer him up within a second.Whenever Seunghyun was alone,he would have to think
of Jiyong everytime and his heart always ached.But when he was with his friends...they were able to take the
pain away from him and he was thankful for that.Jaejoong,Hyun Joong,Yoochun and him have been best friends
since kindergarten and were therefore real close...just like brothers.
"Jae...don't just stand there in the hallway...the party is over here." Yunho called out with a smile and waved at
the new arriven guests."On our way,Yunnie." Jaejoong replied and walked into the living room with the three
other males.Once they arrived there,they were greeted by loud music and many dancing people.Hyun Joong,
Jaejoong and Yoochun then each waved their boyfriends over,who were greeting Seunghyun and Hyun Joong
brightly."See?It was a good decision to come here!" Hyun Joong half yelled to be slightly louder than the music
so Seunghyun would hear him.Seunghyun simply nodded,still not quite convinced that it was really such a good
idea to come here...where several happy couples were surrounding him.But he knew that his friends would never
let him feel left out,even with their boyfriends beside them."Shall I fetch something to drink for you?" Junsu
offered to Hyun Joong and Seunghyun as they were the only ones who didn't have anything to drink yet."No
babe...I'll do it." Yoochun said and gave Junsu a peck before he gave Junsu his drink to hold,walking away to get
drinks for Seunghyun and Hyun Joong afterwards."He's such a gentleman around you." Seunghyun said with
a grin."So apart of that he isn't?" Junsu asked with a chuckle."Not at all." Seunghyun,Jaejoong and Hyun Joong
replied at the same time and laughed afterwards,causing Yunho,Hyung Joon and Junsu to laugh as well."Hey...
were you talking about me?" Yoochun asked as he was back with two drinks for his friends."Nope." His best
friends answered as Hyun Joong and Seunghyun took their drinks away from him.Yoochun just raised an
eyebrow at them before looking at his boyfriend,who was just smiling sweetly at him."We weren't." Junsu
said to reassure him and Yoochun smiled gently before pecking the shorter male's sweet lips."Okay." He
always believed Junsu everything.And he always did everything his boyfriend wanted him to.
Now that he got to think about it...all of his best friends were really obedient when it came to their
boyfriends.There was really nothing they wouldn't do for Yunho,Hyung Joon and Junsu.
But then again...there was also nothing Yunho,Hyung Joon and Junsu wouldn't do for his best friends.
Suddenly,his stomach started to grumble and caused the others around him to laugh a little."Hey...that idiot
over there dragged me there without letting me have dinner first...can't blame me for being hungry." Seunghyun
uttered and made Hyun Joong stick his tongue out at him with a bored expression on his face."Over there
is some finger food...if you want more,I could go and make something for you." "No it's okay Jae...I'll make
myself something,you should stay here and enjoy your own party." "Are you sure?" Jaejoong asked and
Seunghyun nodded in response,smiling reassuringly at his best friend."He's probably just afraid that you're
going to set his kitchen on fire." Yoochun teased."I'm not!" Jaejoong protested at first but then paused a bit.
"Or maybe just a little." He then said and caused the others to laugh."Yah...!" Seunghyun uttered and punched
Jaejoong's arm a little before walking into the kitchen with a smile.When he arrived there,he was rather surprised
to see that someone else was in there already,looking out of the window with a drink in his hand.Seunghyun
cleared his throat a little to make sure that the other male would notice him...and he did.He turned around in
surprise before smiling gently at Seunghyun."Oh...hello." "Hey." Seunghyun greeted back and then stepped
further into the kitchen,placing the glass of punch onto the kitchen counter properly before he walked to the
fridge to take some eggs out of it,taking out a pan from one of the cupboards afterwards.
"Uhm...I was intending on frying myself some eggs...do you want some?" Seunghyun spoke and bit onto his
bottom lip afterwards.This whole situation was just ridiculous.He was about to fry himself eggs on a party where
everyone else beside him and the stranger was busy dancing and now he was even offering to fry some eggs
for the stranger.The other boy laughed lightly."No...but thanks for the offer." He said and Seunghyun scratched
his head in slight embarrassment."I'm Lee Seunghyun,by the way." The boy then introduced himself with a gentle
smile and made Seunghyun's eyes go wide."S-Seunghyun?" "Yeah...why?Is my name that horrible?" "N-no...
it's just...my name is Seunhyun as well...Choi Seunghyun." "Oh...wow..." The boy standing near the window
said,visibly impressed."Well in that case...just call me Seungri...nearly everyone calls me that." Seungri
said and made Seunghyun smile."Seungri?Why are you being called Seungri?" "Well...when I was in
high school...I used to be in a dance group and my 'stage name' there was Seungri and since then...the name
got stuck to me." Seungri explained with a chuckle."It suits you though." Seunghyun mumbled and earned
another adorable smile from the other."So..." Seunghyun started as he turned on the stove after pouring some
oil into the pan."...are you working as a dancer?" "Yeah...well I'm working as a choreographer in
YG Entertainment." "Wow...that's really impressive." Seunghyun said honestly while he was busy frying the
first egg."Thank you...but it's not that much of a big deal,really.What is your job?" Seungri asked and stepped
closer to stand next to Seunghyun,staring at the frying egg."I'm a lawyer." "A lawyer?" Seungri blurted out in
surprise and used his hands to cover his mouth afterwards."I'm sorry." Seungri then said apologetically,but
Seunghyun just chuckled."It's okay...no one ever believes me when I tell them that I'm a lawyer...I really don't
look nor behave like one." Seunghyun said and put the egg onto a plate he had managed to get out of a
cupboard seconds ago before starting to fry the second egg."But come to think of it...it does suit you in a
way though." Seungri said and placed his glass of punch onto the kitchen counter."How so?" Seunghyun asked
in mild surprise,looking right into Seungri's big,brown,sparkling eyes."Well you seem so calm and fierce...just
like the stereotype lawyer." "Is that so?" Seunghyun asked with a smile as he was busy taking care of the
egg."Pretty much,yes.But that's nothing negative though.It's quite...attractive." Seungri whispered the last word
shyly while lowering his head,but Seunghyun heard it anyway."Thank you." Seunghyun muttered with a slightly
teasing grin,making Seungri blush even harder."Are you sure that you don't want me to fry some eggs for you
too?" Seunghyun asked as he put the second egg onto the plate,about to turn the stove off."I'm not hungry,thank
you.But I could stay here and talk to you a little while you are eating though...if you don't mind." Seungri
responded and caused Seunghyun to chuckle."Not at all.I would be glad if you would stay." The taller guy said
as he was scooping some rice into a bowl before he put the bowl of rice and the plate of eggs as well as a pair
of chopsticks onto the small dining table in the kitchen,sitting down afterwards.Seungri moved to sit down across
from him,smiling gently at Seunghyun."You are probably a really close friend of Jaejoong hyung and
Yunho hyung?" Seungri asked."What makes you think so?" Seunghyun asked back with a smile."I don't think
that someone who isn't really close to them would dare making themselves something to eat so casually in
someone else's kitchen." Seungri responded and made Seunghyun laugh a little."Oh...yeah.Well Jaejoong and
me are best friends since kindergarten...along with Yoochun and Hyun Joong." "Ohhhh." Seungri said and
sounded real adorable while doing so.Seunghyun felt so much at ease around Seungri although he got to
meet him just a few minutes ago.And the longer he spent time with him,the more attractive Seungri seemed to
him.His shining eyes...his bright smile...he was gorgeous,Seunghyun had to admit.And suddenly...Jiyong was
completely forgotten."Hey Seunghyun you bas-oh hey Seungri." Jaejoong spoke and waved at the younger male
gleefully."Hello Jaejoong hyung." "You were about to call me bastard but stopped so he wouldn't think bad of
you,huh you hypocrite?" Seunghyun asked and caused Jaejoong to glare at him playfully."Whatever...you guys
should come...new year is nearing!" Jaejoong said and made Seunghyun groan as he got up and walked out
of the kitchen with Seungri following him.They then walked into the living room with Jaejoong and saw that
the others have already stopped dancing.They were all holding a drink and stared at the TV in which some
stars were starting with the countdown.Hyun Joong quickly gave Seungri and Seunghyun a drink as well.
"Okay everyone...together!" Jaejoong announced aloud."10...9..." Unlike the others in the room,Seunghyun
wasn't counting,he was too busy staring at Seungri,who was looking back at him with a shy smile as he was
counting along with the others."...8...7...6..." Seunghyun stepped closer to Seungri and smiled at him,not saying
anything at all.Seungri didn't seem to mind the closeness though.He rather seemed to enjoy it."...5...4...3..."
So many other people were counting,but Seunghyun seemed to hear Seungri's voice only."...2...1...HAPPY
NEW YEAR!" Everyone was screaming,rising their glasses before taking a sip from their drinks.Seunghyun
and Seungri looked at each other,smiling like no one else was around.They then raised their glasses at each
other,taking a sip from their drinks too afterwards.But while doing so,their eyes never left the other's."Happy
new year." Seunghyun then said and made Seungri smile before the shorter boy tiptoed to peck Seunghyun's
lips gently."Happy new year." Seungri replied with a shy smile."What have I done to deserve the kiss?"
Seunghyun asked with a slightly teasing smirk."It's a new year's eve tradition to kiss each other...to wish
each other luck." Seungri lied."Oh really?Never heard of that tradition before." Seunghyun answered,wanting
to tease Seungri some more to be able to see that adorable blush of his a little longer."It's a new tradition."
Seungri then said innocently before he had to laugh a little."I could grow to like that tradition." Seunghyun then
spoke gently."Me too." Seungri responded in a mere whisper.
At another corner of the room,Seunghyun's best friends and their boyfriends were watching the two and had
a big grin plastered on their faces.