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Hyungwon

you’re going to be late, you know

changkyun

chankgyun seriously I don’t give enough of a shit to keep texting

omfg CHANGKYUN

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oh fuck it be late see if I care

 

Changkyun

shhh i’m sleeping

 

Hyungwon

Exactly, you’re going to be late

get the fuck up

 

Changkyun

why u vibratin im gonn turn u off

 

Hyungwon

oh dear god

I give up

 

Changkyun

I hold u I love u why you play me like this

 

Hyungwon

WTF

oh my god

Changkyun I’m not your damn pillow

 

Changkyun

ye I know ur the devil

ugh fine I’m up class is only at like 10 tho chiiiiill

 

Hyungwon

it’s half past nine

 

Changkyun

fuck

 

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All the buildings looked alike. All the fucking buildings looked alike. How on earth was he going to find his English Lit class when all the buildings looked alike. Sure, he could ask someone but he could also, like, not that obviously be such a first year. He had his pride. Maybe not enough to admit that he should probably have attended orientation, but still.

Glancing at his watch, he realised he was already five minutes late and after sucking in a tiny, panicked little breath, he ran his eyes wildly across the buildings in front of him again.

There. It said West Block in big fat black letters across the front and Changkyun sprinted towards the entrance, mentally cursing the fact that his class was on the third floor (it was, right?) and that exercise ranked very, very low on his list of priorities.                        

By the time he made it to the third floor--his lungs having gone straight to hell--it was two minutes later and Changkyun was pretty sure he was going to die. Nevertheless, he slid into the classroom just as the lecturer approached the door, obviously intending to close it. Shooting what he intended to be an apologetic smile, but Changkyun was pretty certain was really a pained grimace at the lecturer, he slid into the first available seat, searching through his backpack for his book.

At least he had made it to class on time. At least he wasn't missing his first class on the first day. Because that would've been just awkw--

"Good morning, and welcome to Programming and Problem Solving, part one," the lecturer began.

Changkyun froze, his prescribed anthology of Shakespeare’s Sonnets readily at hand, eyes wide, and voiced a small, extremely heartfelt, "Fuck."

The boy next to him looked at Changkyun with ill-disguised irritation at being a disruption. That is, until he glimpsed the book held in Changkyun’s slack hands. The boy looked at the flowery, dated cover of Changkyun’s book, took in the sweat on his forehead, the absolutely miserable expression on his features and let out an abrupt snort of laughter that he tried, a bit unsuccessfully in Changkyun’s completely unbiased opinion, to hide with a fit of coughing.

“Is something funny to you about the WriteLine method Mr...?”

The boy immediately sat up straight, face still a bit pink, shaking his head. “No, sir. Sorry, sir. Er, Yoo, sir.”

“Good,” the lecturer said with a raised brow. “I trust there won’t be any more disruptions in this class or I will lose my shit. Is that alright with you, Mr Yoo?”

The boy nodded adamantly, before the lecturer continued talking in Computer Nerd Language that just...

Changkyun, meanwhile, put his book back in his backpack, took out a pencil case, his notebook, and simply hoped the lecturer wouldn’t notice him.

Ten minutes into whatever Hell Class he’d accidentally walked into, Changkyun could actually feel himself mentally ascend the extreme panic and agitation at missing his first class and enter the serene, soothing state of nihilism he had last experienced with his final exams.

Changkyun looked longingly at the door. Near… far…

He was stuck now. At least until the end of class. Because god knows he did not have enough belief in his own ability not to make some inane comment if he tried to leave the class beforehand and thereby embarrassing himself for all eternity.

The exam pad jabbing into Changkyun’s side snapped him out of his thoughts, and he looked up to see the boy next to him studiously taking notes with his one hand and seemingly paying complete attention to the lecturer while his other hand pushed the exam pad into Changkyun’s side even more persistently.

Changkyun frowned at the note, giving the boy a look that clearly read ‘no shit, Sherlock’, but of course, he was looking at the lecturer and not him and it wasn’t like Changkyun had anything else to do, so he wrote back;

Changkyun paused, before smiling to himself. Might as well have fun, right?

Changkyun jabbed the exam pad right back into the boy’s side, taking a vindictive pleasure in the way the boy gasped and squirmed away from him. The boy still didn’t look at him though, merely frowned and took the offending notepad from Changkyun.

Changkyun stared at the boy, waiting to see what he would do. It’s not like he had anything else to do. Besides, the boy wasn’t too bad to look at, if he was honest. He had a small pointy nose, full cheeks and light pink hair. He was pouting and it seemed almost unconscious, and Changkyun idly wondered if it was a habit of his.

He didn’t know what the lecturer was talking about anyway, so he might as well try to make this awful moment into something he could at least look back at later as something other than: ‘that one time I walked into a class that was obviously not English Lit and didn’t notice until the lecturer started talking but I’d already whipped out my Willy Shakespeare.’

The boy, as he looked up to follow along to the piece of code the lecturer was demonstrating on the screen, caught Changkyun staring at him, and his ears turned red at a truly impressive rate as he frowned slightly and looked away, before grabbing the exam pad and scribbling something down quickly before forcefully shoving it at Changkyun.




Changkyun hid his grin behind his hand. Who was this guy? Jeez.





 






Changkyun tried not to laugh when Kihyun silently spluttered, ears turning even redder.








Changkyun watched him for a minute, as he furiously took notes, refusing to even acknowledge his existence though he could hardly ignore it. It was adorable. He smiled, wrote, and innocently slid the exam pad over again.

 

Kihyun’s eyes widened almost comically before shoving the exam pad into his bag and resolutely staring at the lecturer for the rest of the lecture. Changkyun did notice, however, that his ears remained a blazing, fire-engine red and that he didn’t take another note for the whole rest of the class.

 

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Hyungwon

I wake you up

Out of the goodness of my heart

And then you

You absolute shit

Decide to not show up anyway

 

Changkyun

I know Internets now

You could say I was on router class

 

Hyungwon

Speak human, please

 

Changkyun

Aaaaaaaand got lost and may have sat through an entire programming class

Fascinating, truly

 

Hyungwon

You’re a literal human  disaster and I give you a literal week before you crash and burn

 

Changkyun

Love you too, hyung

ON THE PLUS SIDE

I met a rude boy

 

Hyungwon

how is that a plus side

 

Changkyun

His ears turned red

He got insulted when I called the nonsense they were doing html

Did you know it isn’t really coding?

I’ve got some very disappointing news for our resident ‘hacker’ Minhyuk

He was so proud

He made a website, remember? It sparkled

So many pictures of various puppies

Are you ignoring me

Hey. Hyungwon.

Hey you look really ugly today

Hyungwon pls

I’m sitting alone outside if I’m not texting someone I’ll look like a weirdo

Feel free to say I’m already a weirdo

Hyungwon pls

 

Hyungwon

I told Minhyuk

He cried

You have a lot of chocolate to buy

 

Changkyun

You turn my friends against me

And my limited budget

You monster

 

Hyungwon

lol

 

Changkyun

Where the fuck am I

 

Hyungwon

Repeat after me:

This is why I should’ve attended orientation

 

Changkyun

No orientation, we get lost like men

 

Hyungwon

Follow the sound of exasperation and mild disgust

You’ll find me

 

Changkyun

you just can't handle my selfie game

Do you think I would be allowed to just like, sit in the class

To stare at the pretty rude boy

Do you?

Hyung?

 

Hyungwon

Do you mean by, like, law

Or socially

Cos both is no

 

Changkyun

Why do you hate love, hyung

 

Hyungwon

Why are you a literal disaster whoops guess we’ll never know

 

Changkyun

At least I’m human

with a beATING HEART

 

Hyungwon

You think you’re insulting me but you’re really not

 

Changkyun

 

Hyungwon

I think I can see your head

Follow the sighs

 

Changkyun

Don’t need to, you’re like a beanpole that beckons

In a sea of people, there was He

Majestic. Oddly Pepe-like.

Glaring?

Yeah, glaring.

 

Hyungwon

You are about quarter my size

I can squish you with my thumb

 

Changkyun

A stiff wind would snap you like a twig, hyung, come on

 

Hyungwon

And I would look fabulous while breaking and the people would mourn

You, on the other hand

I’d be surprised if your dog noticed you were gone

 

Changkyun

I love our friendship

Such support

Such mutual respect and love

#goals

(look hyung I’m coding already)

 

Hyungwon

Stop sending me horrible memes and I might not eat this cheeseburger I bought for you

(no you’re not)

 

Changkyun

I agree to that as long as you know we’re both probably #lying

 

Hyungwon

Naturally

 

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“There’s about a half of this cheeseburger left, I’m actually impressed,” Changkyun said, turning the food item over in his hand before taking a large bite.

“I restrained myself,” Hyungwon deadpanned, looking at bit mournfully at the cheeseburger. Changkyun was about eighty percent sure he was bemoaning the fact he didn’t eat faster.

“So gooood,” Changkyun moaned obscenely around the food in his mouth (like an uncultured, manner-less animal) lying back on the grass like it was a king sized bed.

Hyungwon, mid exaggerated eye-roll, spotted a familiar face. Familiar, but uncharacteristically red. He frowned, amused as the photographer he’d become acquainted with not too long ago, choked on thin air after being exposed to Changkyun’s lewd food appreciation.

Hyungwon laughed, because seriously? Changkyun? His dongsaeng? Really?

“Don’t laugh at me when I’m being sexy!” Changkyun whined with a pout, pushing himself up on his elbows.

Hyungwon, then, proceeded to laugh even louder, because Kihyun had literally run away. He’d read the situation, and noped the fuck out. What the hell? Kihyun didn’t seem like the type of guy to be so easily embarrassed by some kid moaning about food. And, really, Changkyun was more of a ridiculous sight than an attractive one in Hyungwon’s quite literally professional opinion.

“I’m glad you’re so amused at my display of wantonness. Next time I won’t waste it on someone as unappreciative of it. I’ll find a willing and appropriately appreciative audience who--“

“Do you even know how to spell ‘unappreciative’,” Hyunwon snorted, still recovering from the sight of seeing the normally unflappable photographer literally run away.

“I’m a language major, you frog. I know how to use a dictionary.”

“I’m a turtle, excuse you very much.”

“Because you’re so slow?” Changkyun grinned.

“For your information turtles are incredibly intelligent animals,” Hyungwon huffed, crossing his arms. “Now hurry up and finish that burger or you’re going to miss your second class as well.”

“Will you show me where it is?” Changkyun asked, laying the sweetness on thick, before taking a large bite of the burger.

“Now why would I do that? Don’t you want the riveting experience of walking into a programming class again? You might be able to teach Minhyuk how to actually code then.”

“Oh god,” Changkyun groaned, already imagining the crushed face of the literal sunshine that is Minhyuk. “Don’t give him ideas.”

Hyungwon only grinned and started walking off, leaving Changkyun scrambling around to pick up his bag, throw away the wrapper (because he’s not a fucking animal) and run after Hyungwon before the fucker disappeared from his sight.

 

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Changkyun

BRO

 

Jooheon

BRO

 

Changkyun

BRO YOU GOTTA HELP ME BRO

 

Jooheon

WHATCHA NEED BRO I HAVE TWO FULLY FUNCTIONING KIDNEYS AND ADEQUATE EYESIGHT

 

Changkyun

I’m so fucking lost, my guy

Hyungwon just left me in a field

 

Jooheon

He drove you twenty miles outside of campus and left you in a field?

 

Changkyun

Well no I guess there’s like buildings and shit

Listen I already monumentally screwed up once today you gotta help me out

 

Jooheon

I GOTCHA M’DUDE

What do you see??

 

Changkyun

Big building. Statue thingy. Pigeons???

 

Jooheon

Cool I’m on my way

 

Changkyun

Shit you really got something from that

Colour me fucking impressed

 

Jooheon

I speak Daniel

 

Changkyun

DAAAAMN

 

Jooheon
DAAAAAMN DANIEL

 

Changkyun

For realsies I’m gonna be fucking late

Hurry your ass up

 

Jooheon

Im runni ng

 

Changkyun

My hero

My man

The one who went to orientation

 

Jooheon

Only an idiot wouldn’t go to orientation dude c’mon

 

Changkyun

I take back everything I said

 

Jooheon

Not running anymore fu

 

Changkyun

I’m sorry plz save me

You’re right I’m so dumb

M’dude I was in a programming class this morning

I’m so dumb

 

Jooheon

Stop grovelling and run after me

 

Changkyun

Shit ok