You had just come home from cooking school when your doorbell rang. Tired, you walked to the door, “Who is it?” You opened the door without an answer.
Dongwook raised an eyebrow in amusement, “Don’t you have to listen to my answer first before opening the door?”
“Dongwook oppa!” You brightened. No matter how tired you were, you would always be happy to see your best friends. “Come on in!”
Dongwook shut the door while shaking his head, “I worry when you’re alone at night.”
You laughed and led him into the living room. You faced him, “So what brings you here?”
Dongwook raised an eyebrow, “No hello? Wow…”
Chuckling, you held out your arms. Smiling, Dongwook wrapped his arms around your waist and gave you a big hug. “I haven’t hugged my best friend in a while.”
“I know.” You squeezed him with a smile. It felt nice hugging him. Jaejoong was not the huggable type, at least to you anyways.
You and Dongwook pulled back.
“So now answer my question.” You demanded. “Do I need a reason to come see you? Damn girl.” He chuckled.
You shook your head with a smile, “Such a Hyunbin type answer.” “Careful. He might pop out of nowhere.” You and Dongwook laughed.
“Come on. Have some juice.” You led him into the kitchen. He sat on the tall stool while you took the juice out. “So how is your cooking class going?” Dongwook interrogated.
You shrugged and handed him the glass of juice, “It’s going okay. I burned quite a few things and cut myself a couple times but I’m improving.”
Dongwook sipped his juice, “And it’s worth it?”
“I guess. It’s like investing for my future.” You beamed.
“With Jaejoong or someone else?” He asked.
“…Both.” You honestly replied.
Suddenly, the doorbell rang. “I wonder who it is.” You walked over, “Who is it?”
“It’s me! Your mother!” She called.
Your eyes widened *Mom?* You quickly opened the door.
“What took you so long? Goodness!” She rushed inside with a big box. You followed her into the kitchen.
“Oh! Dongwook!” Your mom blinked in surprise. He stood up and bowed, “Hello, omonim.” “I haven’t seen you in a long time.” She held an arm out. Dongwook willingly gave her a hug.
“What is that?” You pointed to the box. “Your tonic.” Your mom beamed. “For what?” You tilted your head quizzically. “For the baby, of course!” She laughed as if it was obvious.
Dongwook’s eyes widened. ‘Baby?’ He mouthed. You fervently shook your head.
“Mom!” You whined. “Why did you bring that?! I’m not going to have a baby!” She shot you a look, “Are you really infertile?!” “NO! I just- ARGH!” You slapped your forehead and sighed, “Please just let us take care of the baby things ourselves, okay?” “I will but drink this tonic also. It’ll be good for you and my grandchild.” Your mom started to pack them in the refrigerator.
You rolled your eyes and made circles next to your head to signal that she was insane. Dongwook just smiled in entertainment.
Your mom shut the door, “There we go.” She turned around and slightly frowned, “Is it okay for you to be here, Dongwook?” “Why not? He’s my best friend.” You snapped. “I know that, dear. But you’re a married woman now. For a grown, single man to be at your house alone with you seems a bit…weird.” Your mom scratched her head.
“There is no law that says married women can’t have friends.” You muttered.
“I know, I know. I was just saying-“
“I got your tonic and your message, mom. Don’t you have a pedicure appointment to go to?” You pushed her towards the door. “All right, all right! Goodbye Dongwook!” She called. “Goodbye.” He bowed.
You slammed the door shut and locked it with a big sigh of relief. *Moms these days.* You shook your head and walked back to the kitchen.
Dongwook gave you an amused smile, “So… baby, huh?”
“Please don’t start with me.” You sighed, “Grown-ups are so weird with the whole baby thing. Why can’t they just leave us alone? We’re adults also.” “So does that mean you’ll have a baby with Jaejoong eventually?” He raised an eyebrow.
“NO!” You flushed pink. “I just meant that we’ll take care of the matter ourselves. My parents will have a fit if they find out I’ll never have a kid with him.” Dongwook could imagine it well. You pouted and lay your cheek against the refrigerator door. “I’m bored.”
Dongwook snapped out of his thoughts and smiled, “Let’s go out.” You brightened, “I’ll go change.”
After a drive and dinner with Dongwook, you came back home. Jaejoong was in the kitchen looking for something to drink. He picked up a packet of tonic, “Awesome! Are these for me?” You snatched it out his hand, “No, for me.”
Jaejoong frowned, “You’re selfish. How can you eat those healthy things by yourself?!”
You gave him a look, “I didn’t get them. My mom did.”
“Your mom? Why?” He asked, confused.
“What is the one thing the adults always bring up whenever we’re together?” You asked. “Baby.” Jaejoong guessed. “Bingo.” You put the tonic away.
*I can’t believe the adults are going this far to go into our personal lives.* Jaejoong shook his head and peeked inside the refrigerator, “So what are you going to do? Drink them?”
“Throw them away one by one or give it to the next homeless pregnant woman I see.” You replied.
“You crazy?! Those are worth a lot of money! They’re really precious!” Jaejoong exclaimed.
“Then you drink them because they’re useless for me!” You ran upstairs.
Jaejoong stared at the tonic in wonder *Can only females drink them?* He shook his head and shut the door. He wasn’t going to experiment anytime soon.
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