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[i]

It had kind of a weird start. 

You’re forced to meet a lot of people during training, and most become closer than family — eventually — but it took a lot of small talk to get there. Ten met Kun, and both were ever so polite.

Politeness turned into friendship, which turned into bickering, which turned into flirting, which turned into An Arrangement. All of it unspoken, of course, but so much of idol life had to be. The walls have ears, and cameras, and career-destroying journalists. 

It's easy to mistake sexual tension for real tension if you're paranoid and repressed enough, which Kun definitely was. It was easy to deny your attraction to a Type A Capricorn if you’re stubborn enough, which Ten definitely was. He hated to admit that Kun could be his type — but pretty boys are a type, and Kun qualified, so eventually something had to give, right?

The 'eventually' happened when Kun came back to the dorms one rainy night, tipsy as all hell and loud about it. He was singing all over the house, signaling his position in the dorm like a honey-voiced homing beacon. Ten had just caught the end of his IG live with Xiaojun and Yangyang, and could scarcely believe Kun had dared to go live while very obviously...buzzed. At the very least.

Still, as much as the industry got their panties in knots about it, the fans loved it. Ten kinda loved it, too, but he conveniently pretends that that’s not true. 

He texted Kun from his bedroom, hearing the faint ding of Kun's text tone in the next room.

[Wed 22:05]

| Ten

you are so loud

people are trying to sleep 

 

| Kun ma

Hahahahaha

Not you, I bet

You always. sleepr realy late,

 

| Ten

well I'm thinking about my members

 

| Kun ma

And I amthe leader, your Kun ge

I’m the only member you DON’T think zbout!!!

About*



| Ten

what??

Not true

 

| Kun ma

It is true 😭😓😵

 

| Ten

you annoy me too much. how can I forget you :)

 

| Kun ma

Rude boy hahahahah,a

 

| Ten

you know such random English phrases lol 

 

| Kun ma

They said I'm an "English King" 🤣

I thnink you taught me well,

😁

 

| Ten

What other English can you show me

 

| Kun ma

HmmMmm….

Pretty boy

 

| Ten

Aw thank you 😘

 

| Kun ma

Hahaha haha

Not for you~

 

| Ten

Really? But I am a pretty boy

 

| Kun ma

True

You are

But me too, I'm pretty

hahaha

Sorry for beinfg loud tonight Ten-ah. Don't tell anyone but I drank more thn I was supposed to

 

| Ten

It's ok 

I forgive you

Pretty boy~

 

| Kun ma

You're being very Ten again,. Lol 

 

| Ten

What does that mean?

 

| Kun ma

Mmm I think you know

Suddenly saying nice things like that

To me

And tomorrow you'll be rude to me again 🙄

 

| Ten

Ofc I will :)

 

| Kun ma

Chittaphon 💢

 

| Ten

Don't use my government name 🔫

 

| Kun ma

Chittaphon Chittaphon Chittaphon

Chittaphon Chittaphon Chittaphon

Chittaphon Chittaphon Chittaphon

 

| Ten

I'll come to your room and hit you

 

| Kun ma

Come

I'm waiting

 

| Ten

Don't play with me

 

| Kun ma

Kun ge wants to play~

I”ll show you

 

| Ten

Ok

What will you show me

 

| Kun ma

That I’m not boring! I know you think I’m boring!

 

| Ten

you are soooo drunk hahahaha

you’re funny like this

It’s adorable~

 

| Kun ma

Thnak you, I know

finally you realise I can be cute  😘

 

| Ten

I’ve always known that

You’re just more cute now

 

| Kun ma

Liar liar

You hate it when I’m cute

 

| Ten

not if ur just being cute for me

did you shower yet? it’s late

 

| Kun ma

Ah~~

I’ll go nw 

[11:57pm]

| Kun ma

[Sent a photo 📷]

 

| Ten

I heard you finish your shower

you don’t have to send me proof

Wait

 

| Kun ma

Hahahaha

 

| Ten

Is that

KUN QIAN KUN

that’s MY t shirt

How did you get that

 

| Kun ma

I don’t know lol

I think auntie put it on the wrong laundry pile

I’m gonna sleep in it and crease it 😊 and there is nothing you can do

Chittaphon~

 

| Ten

Asshole

 

| Kun ma

Bastard

 

| Ten

Give it back

 

| Kun ma

No way

It’s so soft

Perfect for SLEEPING IN

 

| Ten

ok

you want me to come in and get it? I know where you sleep

 

| Kun ma

Come and get it bro

Good luck~

Not giving it up without a fight

 

| Ten

are you still drunk, idiot?

i’m easily stronger than you. i could rip it off you in seconds

 

| Kun ma

Interesting

Come test your hypothesis

 

| Ten

Kun

 

| Kun ma

That’s Kun-ge to you

 

| Ten

Kun GE

just don’t be embarrassed in front of yangyang when I do come in there

you think I won’t really come undress you?

 

| Kun ma 

Ten-ah~ you say such dangerous things

 

| Ten

Answer the question 

 

| Kun ma

Fine. I don't think you will really come

 

| Ten

Are you heartbroken

 

| Kun ma

Haha

A little

 

| Ten

oh?

Hmm :)

 

| Kun ma

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

 

| Ten

did you steal my sleep shorts too

gotta know how much to take off you

You know, when I come get my stuff back

 

| Kun ma

You can try take off whatever you like

Whether it’s yours or not

Not gonna work~!

 

| Ten

Wow

Kun 

tell me now if youre just messing around

before i say what i wanna say next

 

| Kun ma

Just say it

 

| Ten

ok

if yangyang wasnt there I would already be on top of you

taking back my fucking shirt

 

| Kun ma

How do you know you can stay on top of me?

Do you think I’m weak? 

 

| Ten

oh absolutely

 

| Kun ma

I should punish you for that

 

| Ten

now who’s saying dangerous things?

 

| Kun ma

Me. I am :) 

Come to my room, Li Yongqin

See what you’re made of

 

| Ten

why dont you come to mine instead?

hendery’s already sleeping

lights are off

just undress by my bed and leave the clothes on the table

 

| Kun ma

That’s funny

You want me to put on a show for you

You wish.

 

| Ten

are you not an idol~~?

Come be a pretty idol boy for me, Qian Kun

 

| Kun ma

Not for free

Pay me

 

| Ten

you can stay in my bed when you’re done

 

| Kun ma

Is that worth my precious time and effort?

 

| Ten

mmm

what do you think?

 

| Kun ma

I think it’s a little unfair

If I undress for you

Get into your bed

And you’re not undressed for me

 

| Ten 

you know i dont play fair

but i’ll bite

would it change your mind

if i said i’d undress for you too?

 

| Kun ma

I mean

I could take care of that for you, if you’re lazy

Which you are, btw

 

| Ten

Asshole

 

| Kun ma

Are you wearing a shirt?

We can start with that

You hardly wear them on stage anyway

 

| Ten

mmm

i see your vision

what’s next?

 

| Kun ma

Those stupid tiny tiny sleep shorts of yours

That’s easy. Just hook my fingers in the waistband and pull down

 

| Ten

Kun ge

damn 

 

| Kun ma

Is that enough

Should I stop there

 

| Ten 

leader-nim

aren’t you forgetting one more thing

 

| Kun ma

Haha

Well

Can I make it more interesting?

 

| Ten

goddd

are you joking? 

please do

 

| Kun ma

I can pull that off with my teeth if you’d like

 

| Ten

i would like

i would like very much

 

| Kun ma

There

Now it’s fair

 

| Ten

Kun

are you still drunk

 

| Kun ma

Not really

 

| Ten 

do u wna keep going

because i can’t sleep now

 

| Kun ma

I can’t sleep either

Ten-ah

 

| Ten

I’m thinking abt you in my bed

do you think you could keep quiet

if i touched you

 

| Kun ma

ys

Yes 

Maybe 

God 

 

| Ten

i wont make it easy

i’ll touch you everywhere that feels good

over and over

 

| Kun ma

Fuck 

I want you to sit on me

Let me kiss your neck,

yr chest

 

| Ten

anything you want

please

touch me. put your hands all over me gege

 

| Kun ma

Shit

I’m seriously

Ten

You know I can’t come to your room

 

| Ten

yh

i know

and i can’t come to yours

but

 

| Kun ma

Yeah

I wanna keep doing this too

Keep talking to you like this

I really can’t go to sleep now

Haha

 

| Ten

don’t sleep so soon baby

let me tell you what im thinking abt

and you can touch urself

go to sleep happy

 

| Kun ma

You’re so evil, god

I can’t.

Yangyang isn’t asleep yet

 

| Ten

ah 

then 

use your imagination :) 

bc i want you to imagine me between your legs

 

| Kun ma

fuck

 

| Ten

i wna kiss your inner thighs.  bite the skin there, make you moan

i bet you sound so good. such a pretty voice

pretty eyes, pretty mouth

is everything abt u pretty, ge?

i wanna see 

 

| Kun ma

You’re killing me

You’re really killing me

 

| Ten

i’m not doing anything yet

i’m not doing anything at all :)

i’m just telling you

how much I wna put my mouth around your cock

until you’re pulling my hair and begging

 

| Kun ma

God

Fuck off

I bet you say that to all the wayv leaders

 

| Ten

hehehehe

how are you feeling

 

| Kun ma

Like I wish I didn’t live with 7 other men

Or in the spotlight

Or 

Etc i guess

 

| Ten

me too

 

| Kun ma

hey

is it bedtime for us, maybe

 

| Ten

think so

im sleepy

 

| Kun ma

Yeah 

See you in the morning

Don’t stay up late talking to boys ok?

 

| Ten

And don’t wake up hungover 😘

 

| Kun ma

Ha

Idiot 

 

| Ten

idiot.

[Changed contact name to 'Kun ge']

[Thurs 07:00]

| Kun ge

I don’t regret anything, by the way

 

| Ten 

good morning to u too

me neither, by the way

 

| Kun ge

But we don’t have to do it again

 

| Ten

ok

 

| Kun ge

Okay 

 

| Ten

ok.

we should though

if you want

 

| Kun ge

Hahaha

Ten-ah~

Hmmm. 

Yes.

I do want.

Come get breakfast :)

[ii]

The ease of the transition felt nothing short of miraculous. Kun didn’t treat it like a drunk mistake, or a regret that made him simmer with Gay Panic. At least, not that Ten knew of.

Did they talk about it? Of course not.

They just carried on, again and again, whenever they could find a few hours to spare. Kun was good at it, too — so good with words, and timing, and arresting little photos that Ten was loathe to delete afterwards (but he had to. Kun did the same for him). One of the worst things that could ever have happened to Ten was Kun discovering his angles. Gone were the days of a round-eyed, angel-faced boy taking cute pics for the fans. Now he was parting his lips and smirking and being the mid-twenties idol hottie he’d trained for years to be.

There was no way Ten was putting an end to The Arrangement; not under such pressing circumstances.

[Fri 00:27]

| Kun ge

我要在你全身上下种草莓

🔄 [trans] I want to plant strawberries all over you

you'll look so pretty

 

| Ten

plant strawberries?

what does that mean

 

| Kun ge

I don't know the English

Hmm...leave marks on you. Kiss you hard so you bruise

Neck, shoulders, back

Everywhere

 

| Ten

That

Is so cute

Why does chinese make it sound so cute 

 

| Kun ge 

🙄 it is cute

🙄🙄🙄 now is not the time for cute, though

 

| Ten

oh sorryyyy

keep telling me how much you wanna ravish me, baby

 

| Kun ge

you’re so annoying

 

| Ten

mmm yes more more more 💦

 

| Kun ge

Stop it

 

| Ten

scold me harder daddy

 

| Kun ge

This guy……………

Once again I just want to hurt you

 

| Ten 

don’t make threats you’re not willing to keep 💔

are you gna plant strawberries all over me or not, baobei? 🍓🍓🍓

 

| Kun ge

Well, if you insist~ 

Where?

 

| Ten

I want them all over my back

 

| Kun ge

It’s hard to leave them on the back though

I really have to bite and suck hard

It actually does hurt

 

| Ten

that’s fine

i like that

You do know you’re not really gonna do it, right? You remember what this is?

 

| Kun ge

Haha

Yes 

Sorry. 

So back to the fact that you like pain?

 

| Ten 

Mhmm

I hope you like to bite and scratch

 

| Kun ge

God

I’m feeling crazy just hearing that

Hey, you know

I love when I get to dance behind you

 

| Ten

you check me out while we’re on the clock huh?

so unprofessional

 

| Kun ge

I’m about to get even more unprofessional, brace yourself

 

| Ten

fuck yes

Go on

 

| Kun ge

Don’t you think the practice room would be a good place to fuck, Ten-ah?

I’d press you up against a mirror so I can see everything

Everything everything everything

 

| Ten

yes

omg please

look me in my eyes while you’re behind me

while you’re in me

hand around my throat, too

 

| Kun ge

Fuck

That’s so...

I can never have the upperhand with you, can I

I started it and now I’m

You’re the worst, Li Yongqin

 

| Ten

what can I say

you just bring it out of me

 

[iii]

The thrill made it worth the confusion. It was a little secret they kept together as well as from each other: it didn’t exist in the real world. It was something ephemeral, a fantasy that lasted as long they were in it — there wasn’t space or time for it anywhere else. A relationship that was only real between timestamps and keyboard taps.

And sometimes in Ten’s thoughts, between himself and his hand, even if Kun was too busy to text that night.

It’s fine to be too busy sometimes.

[Mon 13:47]

| Ten

[Sent an audio file 🎧]

Headphones in please

I mean it

Headphones in only

 

| Kun ge

Oh

Yeah got it, headphones in.

Oh…

oh my God. Li Yongqin

Fuxk

 

| Ten

thoughts?

 

| Kun ge

I think I'm going crazy

You sound so good

So fucking good

I can't believe you sent this

 

| Ten

Enjoy~

You're in the studio right?

 

| Kun ge

Yeah

Asshole

 

| Ten 

Hehehehe

Listen properly later 

 

| Kun ge

Tonight

Chat to me tonight

Wanna listen while we talk

When did you record this?

 

| Ten

the other night

while I was touching myself

 

| Kun ge

Oh fuck off

Damn it 

I love how you breathe and moan like that

Your voice is so perfect

All the time

Especially here

Fuck

God I can't listen to this right now

I hate you

 

| Ten

talk later 👅

[iv]

As for Kun? Well. Sometimes, in a laugh or a sigh or a groan from a good stretch, Kun heard those same little notes — sweet fragments of sound that reminded him of an audio file he deleted a while back, overcome with the loss while he did so. Ten’s voice liked to give him those little reminders, whether he intended to or not, and it made him flush hot, made him shiver with clandestine delight. He risked making eye contact with Ten in those moments — silent, expressionless acknowledgement that came and went fast enough for no-one to notice. 

He had a lot of favourite songs, and — call it a cliché, he didn’t care — his list had gained one more.

[Sat 01:52]

| Ten

I’m gna touch myself

keep talking kun

tell me everythign youre thinking

everything you wna do for me

 

| Kun ge

Do you wish I was there, baobei? 

On top of you, touching you

I want to see you like that, see your gorgeous mouth. Your body.

 

| Ten

goddd 

Yes

please please please

 

| Kun ge

Let me kiss you everywhere 

Bite down on your shoulder until it hurts

I want to hear you

Would you moan for me, Yongqin? Say my name for me?

I’ll fuck you deep and slow until I hear it

Do I feel good inside you?

 

| Ten

Fck fuck fuckck

more 

i wna cum for you

 

| Kun ge

I want your legs wrapped around me baobei, tight

I’ll touch you, stroke you

I’ll whsiper to u baby do u want tht?

Tell u how good u are

Letting me fuck u like this

you’re so gorgeous. My Ten, my Yongqin

I only want you like this

 

| Ten

i’m 

Fck fuck fiuck

 

| Kun ge

Did you cum for me

Baobei 

 

| Ten

always Kun always alwasys

[v]

Who else did they have, really?

It’s lonely. It’s the kind of fun people their age get to have all the time, without the kind of consequences they risked.

And that’s all it was — fun. Stress relief. A secret that only needed to rear its head every now and then, in the blue light of a cellphone screen, for a couple of minutes of filthy ecstasy. They could be a room apart, or separated by thousands of miles — it felt the same. Just a text away. And it was indefinite, so it could last as long as they needed.

Just until they got bored, or weirded out, or a little too close.

[Thurs 21:17]

| Kun ge

[Sent a photo 📷]

Something to think about.

 

| Ten

such a kind leader gege

send more if you feel generous

 

| Kun ge

Don't be greedy 😌

 

| Ten

fine

I like this one anyway

love this part of you

happy trail 

wanna follow it down and down

 

| Kun ge

Yeah?

Do it then

 

| Ten

Wanna pull your pants down

Do you want that?

Drive you crazy with my tongue

 

| Kun ge

I want that

I want to fuck your mouth

 

| Ten

so filthy, kun ge

God

 

| Kun ge

Ten

Is it ever too much?

Do I ever do something that you don’t like

 

| Ten

no Kun

never

everything is perfect for me

everything 

[Changed contact name to 'Kun’']

[vi]

As with so many things that people start to take for granted, they became bold. Dedicating the hours of 10pm to 2am to their little world was fun, sure, but it was hard to compartmentalize sometimes. Especially going through their days in such proximity to each other: in and out of hair/makeup, getting shirtless for costume changes backstage, weaving around each other in a cramped dorm. Ten couldn't help but get creative when he got restless. Frustrated.

The seven of them were having an animated night of games, television, makeshift karaoke and takeout hotpot. A rare Saturday with no bedtime, which brought out the best and worst of the younger members.

Kun was sitting across the living room from Ten, slumped on the couch lazily and being swallowed by an oversized hoodie (the aircon never seemed to agree with him). He laughed that dorky laugh and slipped into the banter every so often, but he mostly just watched his livelier members with amusement and fondness. Ten saw him reach for his phone right away when it buzzed underneath his thigh.

 

| Ten

you're manspreading again

 

Kun looked up at him impassively before typing his response.

 

| Kun 

So?

Not like I'm on a train

Plenty of space here

 

| Ten

Mhmm

Can I come have a seat?

 

| Kun 

Lol

Sure

 

| Ten

In your lap?

 

Ten saw him glance up at the ceiling, throat bobbing.

 

| Ten

I'll straddle you

Sit right where it feels good

We can both be comfortable

 

Kun shifted in his seat. He typed with one hand, the other covering his mouth casually.

 

| Kun 

Fuck off

 

| Ten

you can slip your hands under my shorts if they're cold

you can hold my thighs while I grind on you

want me to keep you warm like that?

 

| Kun 

I'm going to eat you alive 

 

| Ten

hope so

you can eat me right on that couch~

 

| Kun 

Maybe

First you can crawl over here on your hands and knees

Kneel between my legs and suck me off

 

| Ten

oh you're such a bully

 

| Kun 

Don't Iike it?

 

| Ten

I love it

but I still wanna get what I want gege

 

| Kun

What do you want Ten

 

| Ten

wanna ride you 

can you picture it?

sitting right there where you are

gripping my ass while you fuck me

 

| Kun 

I hate you sososo much, god

The others are here, I'm

I'm gonna get hard

 

| Ten

yh, get hard then

in front of everyone

i want them to see how much u want me

 

| Kun 

Mmm?

You wanna ride me while people watch?

Show off all the ways you make me moan your name?

 

| Ten

oh my fjckkng god

yeah 

i want that

i want u however I can have u

want evryone to see how good u look under me

 

| Kun 

They won’t be looking at me

You’re the main event

I won’t take my eyes off of you

And neither will anyone else

 

| Ten

we'll put on a good show, handsome 

 

With that, Kun locked his phone and tossed it to the side. He didn't look at Ten, but that's fine — Ten could enjoy the little smile he was biting back, or the cotton-candy flush in his neck and cheeks.

When the night wound down and there was more yawning than conversation, they collectively cleared the space and made for their bedrooms. Ten went to his own, Kun went to his own. They didn't have to act on anything.

It didn't have to be real. Fantasy was preferable. Fantasy was safe. 

A wall separated them as they each quietly touched themselves that night, careful not to wake their respective roommates. 

[vii]

It should’ve become boring after a few months. It really should have. 

 

[Saturday 00:00]

| Ten

hey

sorry

i know youre a little tired tonight

but i wna ask something

 

| Kun 

Is everything okay?

 

| Ten 

yes

it’s just curiosity

but i have to bother you with it now or else i wont sleep lol

 

| Kun  

Typical…

What’s up?

 

| Ten

next time we chat

i wanna try something with you

i wna top you

 

| Kun 

um

That’s a little…

Isn’t that weird 

Like I’m not

Well I know it’s just texting but

Why 

 

| Ten

why not? I wna see you face down

or

I wna think of you face down

i’ll take care of you

 

| Kun 

Oh 

You’ll take care of me?

 

| Ten

mm

i’ll stroke your hair and kiss you

behind your ear

all the way down your back

hold you right where your waist curves in. so pretty.

Kun ge

hey

is that ok?

 

| Kun 

Sorry

I’m 

Am I stupid? I want that. I think.

But I’m 

nervous...

 

| Ten 

hehe

you are stupid. always. 

but you can be nervous. 

 

| Kun 

aaagh

I’m really sorry

I just

I never thought about it...

 

| Ten

how does it feel to think about it now?

letting me take care of you

making you feel good like that

my weight on you?

 

| Kun 

God…

But if I can’t look at you..

 

| Ten 

you can look at me baby

you can feel me and hear me too

I’ll make sure

i’ll moan right in your ear. tell you how good you feel, how sexy you are

 

| Kun 

Maybe if

It’s slow

Sorry i’m

This is making me blush hahaha

Fuck 

I’m useless

 

| Ten

i wanna make you blush, Kun

it’s so beautiful on you

i want you to think about me how I think about you

leading me, looking after me, moving inside me

 

| Kun 

God

Ten

Slow? Can we go slow

 

| Ten

yh i’ll go slow

as slow as you like baby

as long as you like

you know i look at you so much. Your shoulders and your back and your neck and your everything

i never get bored

let me take my time with you. touching and kissing

planting strawberries 

all over you

i want it to last

 

| Kun 

Fuck,

Wow

Fuck

 

| Ten

anything my leader-ge wants~

 

| Kun 

Christ Jesus, Chittaphon

You’re a menace

 

| Ten

😘

 

| Kun

I’m so glad I met you

[viii]

It was the morning after. Pretending that nothing was amiss was easy as breathing, because they’d been doing it around their members and managers for months. Their Arrangement was barely even an entity they could put a name to, and that was the way it had to be. 

Giving a name to something makes it appear, if you do it enough times. You’ve heard the ghost stories.

They were alone in the dorm this morning — the rare occasion where they got up early while the others slept in. Kun pushed two fried eggs onto Ten’s plate, and poured him a glass of juice.

Ten didn’t let him walk away from the table before he said what he wanted to say.

‘Kun.’ 

‘Mm?’

‘I’m so glad I met you, too.’

Kun swallowed, said nothing, then fixed his own plate. They ate in silence before Kun went to wake the other boys up.

Ten didn’t finish his breakfast.

[Wed 23:59]

| Ten

hey

let’s stop this

what we have sometimes. The chats.

Ok?

 

| Kun

Okay Ten.

I understand.

Good night

 

| Ten

good night

[Thurs 22:30]

| Kun

Good night 🌙

 

| Ten

Good night

[Fri 22:50]

| Kun 

Good night~ ⭐⭐⭐

 

| Ten

Good night ✨

Sleep well

[Sat 18:15]

| Ten

Kun

are you watching TV?

can you come talk to me

 

And then Kun was at Ten's door, standing at the threshold of so many literal and figurative things, not knowing where to begin or how he expected it to end, until Ten looked up from his phone to stare at him. Then Ten lifted the blanket he was under and patted the spot next to him.

Kun lay down, and they entwined their legs. Might as well.

'I’m sorry I said anything,' Ten mumbled into the arm he rested his head on. 'I’m sorry I ruined it.'

'I’m sorry I didn’t say anything back,' Kun replied. 'I’m stupid. I’m really stupid.'

Ten reached up to brush the bangs out of Kun’s face, growing long and pesky between promotions. Kun did the same to Ten.

'Can we forget about everything I typed to you?' Kun whispered. 'Just start from scratch?'

Ten fidgeted with a loose thread on the hem of Kun’s shirt sleeve. 'Why?'

Kun stared a spot of nothingness on the grey mattress cover. 'I don't want to disappoint you.'

'I don't want to disappoint you either,’ said Ten quietly. ‘Do you think I will?'

'Not a chance.'

'Exactly, Kun. Exactly.'

Ten couldn’t read Kun, his senses were still so confused and scared, but his heart nevertheless started to fizz. Bubbles came up through him, and he trapped a smile between tense lips.

It sprung free when Kun grinned at him. 'Okay, Ten-ah.'

Hendery wouldn't be back for a few hours, so Ten thought he'd ask. 'Will you kiss me?'

'I'm nervous.'

'Me too.'

'Good. Then I’ll kiss you.'

Ten grabbed the duvet and tugged it over both their heads, giving them the cover of darkness. The nostalgic safety of clean linens. 

He was wrapped in Kun's arms and legs and warm, warm breaths even before the duvet had fully settled onto the bed.