Minseok has always preferred silence. He’s shy and keeps mostly to himself and he’d rather have his best friend Kyungsoo as his company than anybody else. He also likes the quiet but extremely sweet kid, Jongin, who’s hopelessly pinning over the forever oblivious Kyungsoo.
He also appreciates the company of Junmyeon and his boyfriend Yixing as they all can study at their school library with serenity and quiet conversation held among them.
He can tolerate Sehun’s presence - Jongin’s best friend who deems everyone unworthy to receive any reaction from him.
Minseok appreciates silence.
What he doesn’t appreciate is that loud and rumbustious, who’s also borderline obnoxious, Byun Baekhyun coming into his life and disrupting his peace and serenity.
Baekhyun is loud
His movements are loud, his voice is loud, even when he stays still there’s this aura around him that’s just noisy . It gives Minseok a headache just to be in the same room as him.
You can’t even say Baekhyun and silence under one breath because it will never make sense. Unless your sentence goes along the lines of “Baekhyun doesn’t have any concept of silence”
To make matters worse, Baekhyun has publicly announced that he has a crush on Minseok and even after so many times Minseok told Baekhyun that he doesn’t reciprocate his feelings the other boy will just cling onto him harder.
Baekhyun also managed to worm his way through Minseok’s friends, Sehun and Jongin think he’s funny. He catched Kyungsoo chuckling at one of Baekhyun’s antics once. Junmyeon and Yixing seem to tolerate Baekhyun’s loud humming whenever they study together at the library.
Baekhyun clings to him so much that Minseok even knows his friends. That lanky boy Chanyeol who seems to have every talent imaginable and that petite boy Jongdae who diligently sings at church every Sunday.
So when prom season finally rolls in, Minseok expected Baekhyun to be the first one to ask him out. He was already considering not to go so that Baekhyun won’t berate him to be his date (but then again Baekhyun will end up berating him to go.)
But, surprisingly Baekhyun didn’t ask him out the moment they saw each. Nor during lunch, nor during their library study session, nor through text/chat/snap/dm.
He was still his loud self, clinging to Minseok asking him to feed him pudding and instead Minseok threatened to feed him his fist. But, other than that nothing.
Baekhyun didn’t even mention prom.
One week before prom and Baekhyun has yet to ask Minseok out. Baekhyun doesn’t even talk about it even if it’s Minseok who opens the conversation.
And to be honest, it bothers him .
That was until Baekhyun and Minseok were left alone in the library. Baekhyun doesn’t hum his usual tune, and he looks uneasy. Fidgety.
For the first time, Baekhyun is quiet.
Baekhyun opens and closes his mouth but no words come out.
“Do you want to go to prom with me?”