Peach - IU
After breakfast, Suho clapped his hands together for an announcement. As expected, all eyes were on him.
“Err…” He sheepishly began, staring at your baggy shirt, “I think we might have to buy Naeun-sshi a new set of clothes.”
Naeun stared at the droopy shirt and pinched the sides, “Eh?”
“I agree.” Baekhyun spoke up with an arched eyebrow, “We wouldn’t want someone—“ He shot a look at Sehun, “—keeping their eyes glued to where they shouldn’t be.”
Sehun coughed randomly and avoided his hyung’s gaze.
“O…kay.” Suho blinked, a bit dazedly. “Well then, we shall go to town today. Get changed out of your pyjamas and wash up!” His gaze found Naeun’s, “Umm, except you, Naeun-sshi. You can get washed up, but just stay the way you are.”
She quietly nodded.
In no time, Naeun and the six EXO-K boys were standing in the middle of the bustling street. Her eyes sparkled as she took in all the big skyscrapers, urbanized areas and brand new technologies.
*How can this be so similar to Earth?* She ogled.
“You might want to be careful here. This isn’t your average shopping centre.” Kai warned as Naeun quickly followed him and the others.
“Hm? Why?” She asked intuitively. “It looks exactly like Earth, but with better trends and technologies.”
All of a sudden, a man bumped into Naeun. She almost fell backwards when someone caught her.
She watched him as he passed by her, floating away. It seemed like he had no soul. His eyes were hollow and glassy. A shiver ran down her spine.
“That’s why.” Naeun turned to stare into the face of Kai, who had her by the waist. He propped her up onto her feet and smirked, “EXO Planet isn’t just reserved for us. It might be named after us, and we might be safe in our territorial barriers back at our district, but remember that there are many different angels here. Not all of them are good.” He explained and blew his bangs away from his face, “Of course, if you stick with us 24/7, you’ll be safe.”
Naeun nodded and cringed when another dead soul passed by her. Her face was gaunt when she turned around to see her. Naeun thought the female soul was going to approach her for a second, when one of the angels stepped in front of her, blocking Naeun.
Baekhyun snarled at the female, and she immediately slipped away. He turned back to Naeun with softened facial expressions, “You alright?”
Naeun nodded, “Thanks.” She gently smiled. He nodded.
Sehun popped up from behind her, his hand on her shoulder, “You should keep close, okay? Don’t wander off if you don’t want to be abducted.” He joked.
Naeun rolled her eyes but grinned, “Araso.”
A while passed as the seven walked up the streets of EXO. “So what kind of clothes are you looking for?” Chanyeol turned to her with curious eyes. “Erm…” She paused, “I’m not sure. Just anything will do.”
“If you don’t want to end up looking like a fashion terrorist, I suggest you don’t just say ‘anything will do’. Chanyeol’s fashion sense is about the size of a peanut.” D.O guffawed.
Chanyeol glared at him, “Yah!” D.O’s laughter grew even more. Sehun and Naeun giggled while Baekhyun and Kai grinned, trying to supress their laughter.
Suho amusedly smiled, “Now, now. Let’s not get too carried away. Oh, there’s a couple of clothing stores.” He led the way into one of them.
The others quickly dispersed as soon as they went in. Naeun seemed a bit lost as she awkwardly tried to look around the store.
She didn’t seem to notice the dirty looks that the store clerks were giving her because of her outfit.
All of a sudden, they immediately stopped when Sehun came into the picture, “Naeun!”
Naeun turned around, almost relieved that someone was with her, “Yes?”
“Look!” He extended his hand and stuck a creamy pink hairpin on her head with a big flower on it. Naeun blinked at the taller boy as he quirked his lips in thought, studying her.
“…Perfect!” Sehun clapped his hands together with a big smile. “I think it looks good. Let’s get this.” He pulled Naeun’s arm and guided her to the nearest mirror, “Pretty, huh?”
Naeun stared at her reflection. Obviously, the pin didn’t go well with Baekhyun’s baggy t-shirt, but it looked good in her hair. Slowly, Naeun nodded with a careful smile, “It looks good.”
“Right, right?” Sehun spun her shoulders around to face him again. Naeun could take in all of his handsome physical features. His smiling eyes, friendly grin, long face and cheeks with a little bit of chubbiness to them. His brown bangs were side-swept over his forehead, giving him a pretty boy look.
As he carefully pulled out the pin, Naeun noticed that his tongue would stick out a bit, or he’d his dry lips often. *I guess it’s a habit.* She thought, entertained.
From the corner of her eye, she noticed female shop clerks that were swooning over Sehun’s looks. Naeun turned back to Sehun, who obliviously smiled at her. Naeun couldn’t help but smile back.
D.O popped out of nowhere and held a baby blue and white striped shirt up against her. “Hmm… What do you think about this colour?” He questioned.
Naeun nodded approvingly, “I like it. Blue’s my favourite colour.”
Sehun’s ears perked up as he hurried off. D.O gave the maknae a weird look but smiled, “You can try this on after then, okay?”
“Kay.” Naeun nodded along.
Soon after, someone hobbled along, “This should do!” Naeun came face to face with a giant lump of clothes. She stepped back in surprise, “Omo!”
D.O furrowed his eyebrows and rolled his eyes, taking a bunch of pants from the huge pile. Suho’s eyes poked out from it, “Umm… I picked out some pants for you, Naeun-sshi.”
“More like you raided the whole store.” A voice came from behind the leader. Naeun turned to see sarcastic Kai with sunglasses on. Beside him was Chanyeol.
“Here.” Kai stepped in front of her and took the sunglasses off. In one swift push, he put them on her. “I found this cool pair of glasses. No need to thank me. I’m fashionable. I know.” Kai grinned.
“Err…” The sunglasses seemed to slip off her nose. She quickly pushed them back up, “Thanks, Kai.”
Kai poked her nose, “That’s Kai oppa to you.”
“Oh, oh! Me too! I want her to call me oppa!” Chanyeol excitedly chirped.
Suho put the ginormous pile of clothing down and gave the two of them a firm look. “Jongin. Chanyeol. You can’t just think of yourselves like that. You’re gonna make her uncomfortable if you force her.” He wagged his finger at them. They pouted.
“Oh, I’m fine. I don’t mind dropping the formalities.” Naeun took off the sunglasses and rested it on top of Suho’s pile. “It feels weird having you call me Naeun-sshi all the time. You are older, after all.” She replied to Suho.
“Are you sure?” Suho worriedly asked. He didn’t want to pressure her.
Naeun nodded with a friendly smile, “I really appreciate you guys coming out to buy clothes for me, by the way.”
D.O beamed, “I like you already.”
“Don’t like her too much, now.” Chanyeol laughed to himself.
At that moment, a blur of a person raced to Suho’s pile of clothes. All Naeun saw was blue. She blinked, stunned.
Sehun brought another big pile of clothes and accessories that rivaled Suho’s. “What the—“ Kai’s eyes grew to the size of saucers. “Sehun, what do you think you’re doing?!”
Sehun peeked out of the pile and gave Naeun a shy smile, “You said you liked blue, so I got as many blue things that I could carry!”
That was it. Naeun burst out in laughter at Sehun’s attempt to make her happy. The rest of EXO-K started laughing as well.
“Oh Sehun.” D.O sighed, “What are we going to do with you?”
After EXO-K got Naeun to try on a few clothes for them, Suho clapped his hands, “Alright! It’s settled. We’ll get everything.”
Naeun came out of the dressing room as she gawked at the leader, “E-Everything?!”
“Sure. Why not?” Suho smiled kindly. “You’ll need a lot of clothes if you’re going to be staying in EXO Planet.”
“But that’s way too much…” She shook her head stubbornly, “At least drop one of the piles.” She pointed to the two huge mounds of clothes.
Suho fretfully frowned, “Are you sure?”
Naeun nodded firmly.
The leader held his hands up in defeat, “Okay, okay.” He went to go cash out the clothes. EXO-K hurried to follow him. Only Chanyeol stayed behind.
“Come to think of it, where’d Baekhyun go?” He wondered aloud.
*That’s true… Where is he?* Naeun grew confused. She cautiously slipped away from Chanyeol and walked around the whole store, looking for the missing angel.
Suddenly, she bumped into someone. “Sorry!” She squeaked, looking up.
Baekhyun had an eyebrow raised, “You sure bump into things often.”
Naeun made a face and rubbed her sore nose, “Gee, thanks. Anyways, where were you? The guys were looking for you.”
He held up a plastic bag and shook it, “Clothes. For you.”
Her eyes widened, “But Suho oppa’s already buying me a lot of clothes. Why did—“
Baekhyun furrowed his eyebrows, “Suho oppa?”
“Err…” Naeun grew embarrassed, “While you were gone, they got me to call them oppa. But wait—that’s not the point.” She waved it away nonchalantly.
Baekhyun ignored that fact for a second and walked her outside, “This store isn’t the only store in town, you know. Plus, judging Chanyeol and the other guys’ style, I doubt they’d find you any casual clothes.” He rolled his eyes. “That’s where this comes in handy.” He passed her the bag.
“Go on, look inside.” He gestured as Naeun warily glanced inside it. Inside, there were different assorted sweaters, shorts, jackets, leggings and tops. She pulled out a white necklace from the bag. It had a hexagon symbol on it with black lines.
“It’s an EXO Planet necklace. They’re rare here, but popular items. Luckily, I got the last one in stock. I thought it might look good on you.” He shrugged. “Apparently, they have some sort of myth. It can grant wishes or something. I hardly believe it’s true, though.” He chuckled.
Naeun was completely entranced by the necklace.
Baekhyun misunderstood her expression as mortification and quickly responded, “If you don’t like it, I can always—“
She instinctively smiled, “I love it. Thank you, Baekhyun oppa.”
Baekhyun froze in mid-sentence and turned to her in shock. *Did she just…*
But she just angelically smiled and ran to catch up with the other boys.
Unknowingly, a smile filled his face. His matching black EXO Planet necklace shined brighter than ever on his neck as he followed Naeun and the other boys back home.
Baekhyun's finally stepping up his game! ^^
Just wondering, do you enjoy Baekhyun x Naeun, or Sehun x Naeun? ^o^
Hope you guys enjoyed the update! :D
And is anyone else excited for INFINITE's "The Chaser"? I can't wait! ^_^