Tony opened his eyes slowly, allowing them to adjust to the rather dim lighting of... Woo Hyuk's bedroom? He sat up fast, bringing a hand to his head due to the rush he'd caused by moving so quickly. 'What... happened...?'
"Hoya..." Woo Hyuk's voice addressed him from the chair beside the bed.
He spun quickly again, startled by the voice. "What... what happened? Didn't we go to your party?"
Woo Hyuk looked down and away from the other man. "We went but..."
Tony lowered his hand from his head slowly. "Hee Jun... was there..." he stated, starting to remember the night's events. "And he... Oh my god," he covered his face with both hands, unable to form the words.
"I'm going to have to call the police."
"What? No," Tony insisted. "No, you can't."
"Why? What he did was..." Woo Hyuk shook his head in disbelief. "How can something like this happen and you do nothing about it?"
"... Woo Hyuk... he's my best friend. I could no sooner call the police on my own mother."
"But you're not me. I'm sick of seeing him treat you like this. And now this... this...” He stopped, unwilling to say it out loud. "I can't do this. I can't sit here and let this happen to you."
Tony shifted on the bed, moving to the edge where Woo Hyuk was leaning. He swung his legs over the side on either side of the older man's form. "Look at me."
Woo Hyuk sat up slowly. "Yes?"
"Promise me that you won't tell a soul."
Woo Hyuk shook his head. "I..."
"Promise me, Woo Hyuk," Tony insisted.
"I can't promise you that."
"Because it's wrong," Woo Hyuk answered, feeling the situation could be fixed so simply... so why was Tony being stubborn about it?
Tony shook his head, bringing a hand up to Woo Hyuk's face. "Just let it go... please... I don't want him to know it got to me."
"That's what he wants. He wants a reaction. He thinks that if I do or say anything about it; that he'll have won. I'm not going to let him have that satisfaction. I'm just as sick of this as you are, but I'm not going to let him win."
Woo Hyuk sighed. "That's either the smartest or the stupidest thing I've ever heard."
Tony smiled slightly, "So please... just this time... don't tell anyone."
"Well... Jae Won already knows..."
"He drove us back here."
Tony nodded slightly. "Is he still here?"
"Yeah, he's staying on the couch. I called your mother when we got back here and told her you'd be staying here again."
"She wasn't pissed, was she?"
"No," Woo Hyuk answered, finally smiling. "She told me she was happy you had such a good friend again. She also said that she wants you back home for tomorrow night because she has the day off."
Tony's smile widened. "Awesome. She cooks when she has days off. She's such a good cook."
"I may have to invade on your family time, then."
Tony laughed. "I don't think she'll mind. Especially if she knows that we're..." he trailed off, scooting back on the mattress.
"We're what?" Woo Hyuk pushed, a knowing smile on his face.
Tony shrugged one shoulder, turning a nice shade of red.
Woo Hyuk ran his tongue over the inside of his top lip, his smile growing. He moved from his chair, leaning onto the bed on one knee placed between Tony's legs. He moved forward still, placing his hands palm-down on the blanket covering the bed, and leaned down to lay a small kiss on Tony's lips. He felt more than heard Tony sigh and decided to kiss him again.
"Hoya.." he started, moving away a bit.
Tony responded with a simple, "Mmmm?"
"I'm not going to let Hee Jun touch you again. Call it being selfish if you want, but I really don't like to share."
Tony found himself blushing even harder, having difficulty breathing. As far as he knew, he'd never been desired before. And now, here he was with his hero, new best friend, and the only person he'd ever kissed... being told he'd also be protected by this person. It was too much, but it was just right, and just what he had desired to have with Hee Jun. His hands found their way to the side's of Woo Hyuk's shirt, pulling the older man closer as he pressed his face into his chest. He knew he was going to cry, but he'd be damned if he wasn't going to try and stop himself.
"Thank you," he whispered into the taller blonde's shirt.
"I was right about what I wanted... I was just... looking at the wrong person..."
Woo Hyuk sat down slowly, getting more comfortable while Tony clung to him. He brought a tentative hand to the back of Tony's head, sinking his fingers into the other man's hair.
"I'm going to talk to Hee Jun," Tony announced after a few moments.
"I want to try to repair this. Maybe... maybe he'll forgive me. I don't expect us to be the friends we were... but wouldn't it be great if he at least stopped hating me?"
"Yeah," Woo Hyuk agreed verbally, but his mind knew better. Hee Jun was a sick individual. "There are a few things I'd like to say to him, as well."
Tony caught the bitterness in Woo Hyuk's tone. "It's a pity you'll never get to see how he used to be." A small pause. "What time is it?"
Woo Hyuk turned his head slightly to glance at the clock. "Just about ten. Why?"
Woo Hyuk smiled. "Alright, I'll get out of your way."
Tony pulled the other man closer to himself and moved to lay down, taking the other body with him.
Woo Hyuk chuckled again, giving in and settling down beside Tony. "Can you ever express what you want in words?"
Tony shook his head. "Why would I do that? Actions are so much easier."
Woo Hyuk nodded, reaching to his bedside table to turn the light off. As he returned to Tony's side, he pulled the blanket up with him, covering both bodies. "You're lucky I like you. I don't usually like pushy people."
Tony slid away from Woo Hyuk a bit, snuggling into the blanket.
"Wha..." Woo Hyuk protested, pulling Tony back to himself.
Tony smiled as he slipped an arm around Woo Hyuk's waist, holding him close. He closed his eyes and took in a deep breath. Things were getting better, after all.
"Sweetie, I thought you said your friend was coming over," Tony's mother called from the kitchen into the living room where Tony was laying out on the couch.
"He is," Tony responded in a loud grumble. 'Where is he? I'll kill him...'
"Well maybe something came up. Do you want to call his house or...?"
"No, mom, I don't want to call his house. He'll be here." No sooner had he said the words, but a knock came from the front door. "See?" he yelled, jumping up to answer the door. He yanked the door open, a wide grin spread over his face. He stood in the doorway, looking out at their guest. Slowly, the grin faded from his features. "What are you doing here?"
"Good evening to you, too," Hee Jun greeted with a false smile. "Going to invite me in?"
"No," Tony answered, his voice starting to shake.
"Oh come on, Tony, I used to come over here every Sunday for dinner. Don't tell me you forgot..."
"I think you should go," Tony cut him off.
"So aggressive," Hee Jun observed with a sly grin.
"You're still here."
The smile was dropping steadily from Hee Jun's face. "You don't have to be so rude. I just came over to invite you out two nights from now."
"Hey, I'm giving you a forty-eight hour warning," Hee Jun informed him. "I'll pick you up here."
"You keep saying that, but I know you mean yes."
"Hee Jun... no. I can't."
"I just... can't. Why don't you just go?"
"I'm not leaving until I get a yes from you."
'Woo Hyuk is going to be here any minute.' "Please leave. You don't want to be here." 'He'll skin you alive if he sees you here.'
"Oh, I don't? I rarely do things I don't want to do. I thought you knew that."
Tony lowered his voice. "I don't want you to get in any more trouble here. Please go."
"Trouble? What the fuck are you talking about?" His sentence was closely cut by the slamming of a car door. Tony closed his eyes and leaned onto the doorframe. Hee Jun turned his head a bit to eye the approaching man.
Woo Hyuk rose his eyes to the front steps of Tony's home and paused for a second when he saw Hee Jun there. He took a deep breath and continued the path up to the door. Without even glancing at Hee Jun again, Woo Hyuk pushed past him and stepped though the doorway that Tony had moved to the side of. In passing through the doorway, he stopped for a few seconds to plant a small kiss on Tony's lips.
Once Woo Hyuk had moved into the home, Hee Jun looked back at Tony, anger starting to show in his eyes. "You think that little girl can do anything to me?"
"I didn't say..."
"No, what you said is you didn't want me to get into any trouble. This leads me to believe that you think he could actually do anything to me. Am I wrong in assuming you've already told him what you did last night?"
Tony looked down in shame. "I..."
"Now are you blushing like that because you haven't told him or because of what you did?"
Tony's voice came out in a barely audible whisper. "You have to go now."
Hee Jun leaned in closer to Tony. "I'll leave when you say you'll go out with me tomorrow."
Tony shook his head. "No."
Hee Jun took another step toward his old friend, raising a hand to Tony's shoulder.
As soon as the hand made contact with the other man, Hee Jun had it thrown off. Tony was then pulled back into the house and Woo Hyuk glared out at Hee Jun. "Have a good evening," he said to the unwanted guest before closing the door on him.
Woo Hyuk silently led Tony into the kitchen by the hand. "Food," he said in a pleased tone.
Tony mother turned around and smiled. "Oh, I see you've arrived. I just finished cooking."
"Woo Hyuk..." Tony started, pulling the other man's hand a bit. "Can I talk to you for a second?"
The older of the two looked back to the food longingly before answering. "Yeah, of course." Tony pulled him from the room and into the hallway. "What's on your mind?"
"I tried to get him to leave. I really did," Tony explained sadly.
Woo Hyuk smiled. "I'm not mad."
"It's just... you seemed..."
After a slight chuckle, Woo Hyuk reached a hand to Tony's cheek. "I'm not mad. I promise."
Tony smiled in return. "And... I don't plan to go out with him."
Woo Hyuk laughed again. "I know. You don't have to tell me. We'll make plans, alright?"
"Can we eat?"
"Fine," Tony agreed, throwing his arms up in mock frustration. "Let's go eat."
"Give me one of those," Woo Hyuk insisted, holding his hand out, palm up, to Tony.
Tony only gave the older man a look of amusement before shaking his head. "No, get your own."
Woo Hyuk leaned over Tony impatiently and grabbed one of the other man's grapes from the bowl next to him. He grumbled, sitting back down and chewing on it. After a moment, he held his hand out again. "Another."
With a laugh, Tony pushed the bowl further down the table and out of Woo Hyuk's reach. "I said get your own. You already stole half of them."
"Don't make me get up. That'll just piss me off."
"Oh, I'm sure it will. You're better off just getting some of your own."
Kangta stared at the other two from across the lunch table, his own food forgotten as he found the show they were putting on to be far more interesting. They were lucky the entire cafeteria hadn't yet picked up on their exchange. His eyes moved momentarily to the table where Hee Jun usually sat. Sure enough, the older man was glaring at their table, unamused. He was mutilating the plate of food before him with his fork. Kangta chuckled slightly.
"Kangta?" Woo Hyuk snapped him out of his amusement.
"Hmm?" Kangta replied, finally returning to his lunch.
"I asked if you wanted to go out with us tonight," Woo Hyuk informed him.
Kangta took a deep breath, thinking about it. "I don't think so. Three's company, after all, and you guys seem to amuse each other well enough."
"Oh come on," Tony whined. "I'm tired of hanging out with only him," he made his point by poking Woo Hyuk in the side.
Kangta smiled. He didn't know what had happened over the weekend, but whatever it was seemed to open Tony up pretty well. "I don't know..."
"I'll bring a friend," Woo Hyuk offered. "A cute friend."
"Male or female?" Kangta asked with a smile.
"Male," another voice announced. Before Woo Hyuk could turn around, an arm wrapped around his upper chest in a very familiar fashion.
"Jae, what the hell are you doing here?" Woo Hyuk demanded with a grin.
The tallest of the four settled on the bench beside his friend. "We had the day off because someone broke all of the windows on the second floor."
"I miss that school," Woo Hyuk announced with a dreamy tone in his voice.
"Nice uniform," Jae Won commented passively, picking at his friend's collar. "What have I told you about pimping me out to your friends? You know I don't swing that way."
Woo Hyuk glared at his friend. "I wasn't pimping you out."
"You said I was cute."
"Who says I was talking about you?"
Jae Won leaned over the table and took a roll off of Kangta's tray, winking at the older man as he sat back down. "So where are we going?"
Woo Hyuk sighed. "We don't know yet. Dare I ask if you have a suggestion?"
Jae Won smiled devilishly. "You know that chick with the hair... the uh... the kinda tree-looking hair?"
"Yeah, yeah," Woo Hyuk nodded.
"Her brother, the one with the mole on his nose. He's throwing a party to celebrate the day off. Starts when school was supposed to end."
"Question," Kangta threw in. "Does everyone at that school party?"
"It's in our nature," Jae Won defended, taking a large bite of his stolen roll. "You're coming, right?" he pointed the question at Kangta.
"Fine," Woo Hyuk answered. "We'll all go."
"Beautiful," Jae Won smiled; standing up to leave and grabbing Kangta's other roll as he did so. "I like this one," he commented, pointing his full hand at Kangta.
"Yeah, he likes you too, now get the hell out of here," Woo Hyuk ordered, turning back to Tony.
Jae Won leaned down and planted a loud kiss on the top of his friend's head before turning to leave the cafeteria. "See ya, bunny."
Tony raised an eyebrow, his attention now on Woo Hyuk. "Bunny?"
Woo Hyuk blushed, looking down at his lunch. "I'll tell you some other time."