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every time I close my eyes it's like a dark paradise

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knock knock. hangyul lightly knocks on minhee’s door. it’s junho who opens it for him. the boy looks at him oddly.

“what is it hyung?”, the younger asks in a hushed tone.

“is it okay if i talk to minhee alone?” hangyul asks. it’s not much a question really.

junho nods and goes back into the room for a minute.

“minhee i’ll be right back”, he tells the blonde. minhee doesn’t move or give any response. junho goes to the door and tells hangyul to go in.

the sight hangyul sees when he walks into the room is something he expected but never thought he’d actually witness. it’s minhee lying on his bed. his arm covering his head and his blanket messily over his legs. he looks completely out of it and hangyul doesn’t know why.

god how is he supposed to help minhee right now? how he wishes it could be easier to talk to him. he is supposed to be older but right now he feels like he’s apart of the maknae line and minhee is his hyung.

“min. minhee.” no movement. “minhee come on.” still nothing.

“kang minh-“ he’s cut off by the previously silent blonde.

“go away hyung.”

“minhee tell us what’s wrong. we just want to help you” hangyul explains.

“you guys can stop worrying about me. i’m fine. really. i just want to be alone.” minhee quietly says.

“minhee i- okay minhee. just know if you need any help or just want to talk, you have your hyungs to talk to.” hangyul tells him.

he doesn’t wait for minhee to respond and decided to leave. after minhee hears the soft click of the door he feels the tears slide down his face. he wants them to stop but can’t. ‘why do i have to be so pathetic?’, he thinks. no wonder his hyungs think he isn’t capable of anything.

he suddenly hears soft footsteps coming from outside and immediately knows they belong to junho. he wipes his tears and puts a pillow over his face to avoid junho having to see his tear stained face.

as soon as junho opens the door to their room he shuts it gently and comes inside. he sits on the edge of minhee’s bed.

“minhee it’s junho. did you open up to hangyul hyung?” junho asks and minhee wishes junho was someone who he could easily ignore. but no, minhee likes junho way too much to do that.

“no. i don’t need to open up about anything junho. i’m fine.” he lies and wishes he didn’t have to. he wishes it were all true.

“minhee i’m here too. maybe you don’t want to talk to the hyungs but talking to me is something you can do.” god minhee wishes he could hate junho but he just can’t.

so, he replies with a polite thanks and junho presses his hand onto minhee’s knee. he then gets off the bed and gets on his own.

another set of footsteps can be heard and these are somewhat even more gentle than junho’s. minhee’s already ready to be bombarded with questions by hyeongjun but is surprised when the only thing his labelmate does once he’s inside is put his hand through minhee's hair softly.

“goodnight minhee.” the curly haired boy says.

“night.”

“goodnight to junho.” junho says to himself as a joke and hyeongjun then realizes he’s in the room. minhee can only picture hyeongjun’s cute expression once he had seen junho.

he lets himself have a small smile. ‘i got some good roommates’ he thinks.

minhee puts the pillow on his face back under his head and falls asleep to hyeongjun’s hushed apologies for junho.