Renjun sighs. He lifts the snapback off his head, letting his silver fringes fall messily over his eyes.
"I don't believe in never," Renjun says softly.
Staring at Renjun, Jaemin wonders how much would change if he leans in and pats Renjun's sticking up hair back to its place. He is not that brave. Instead, he runs a tongue over his own cracked lips. Jaemin's throat feels parched. He regrets leaving his water bottle back in his room, just in favour of settling beside Renjun on the rooftop, in time to wait for the sunrise.
"I don't believe in always," Jaemin counters.
Frowning, Jaemin turns to stare at the greyish blue horizon in front of them. The blue hue is fading slowly, mixed into soft lines of golden yellow. As the colours of the sky change, so does Jaemin's facial expression. His frown, it slowly melts into a small smile.
Renjun does not realise how long he has been staring at Jaemin– granted, his company does have a nice smile – until Jaemin directs that smile at him and says: "this is nice, we should do this more often. Talking and watching the sun rises."
The first thing Renjun does is to break their eye contact. He stares at a yellowish orange spot in the sky, feeling his cheeks burn a faint shade of red. "Yeah." he swallows hard and chances a glance at Jaemin. "Nice, I agree."
Jaemin smiles at Renjun some more before continuing to observe the sky.
Renjun takes in a shaky breath. "I… They say. There is this saying, and I guess there is some truth in it... that opposites attract." As soon as the words leave his mouth, he regrets even trying to keep the conversation going.
Biting his lip, Renjun wants nothing more than to just brush off his weird remark as a random conspiracy theory, or a burst of trivial fact, or, whatever. Goodness gracious. He comes up here to watch the sunrise, not to dwell on suppressed feelings and things that friends do not talk about.
However, Jaemin scoots closer to Renjun, successfully making his brain quiet down. The warmth which radiates from Jaemin's arm is familiar and comfortable, and Renjun finds himself closing the distance so they sit right beside each other, no boundary in regards of personal space being drawn in between.
Renjun wears his smile and then his snapback again, the piece of clothing backwards this time like Jaemin does.
"Opposites attract, hm?" Jaemin nudges Renjun's shoulder with his and waggles his eyebrows playfully. "We're both fire signs though, so that saying doesn't apply to us. Never."
Renjun nudges Jaemin's shoulder back in retaliation and laughs when Jaemin fakes being hurt.
"Always," Renjun retorts stubbornly and turns towards the sky again. The golden hue is almost taking over the sky now, with only the faintest trace of blue which he can see. He gapes at the breathtaking view, distracted from noticing Jaemin's fond eyes on him.
"Wow, it's really beautiful…" Renjun trails off in awe.
The sun wakes up quite fast, bathing the world around them with gold and yellow and something akin to love.
The smile on Jaemin's face grows wider. "Yes, beautiful as always."