The Great Snail and Turtle Race
Kyuhyun mulls over Kangin's words seriously. He mulls it over Starcraft for days. He is currently concentrating on decimating a Terran base that suspiciously looks like a turtle, but that's probably just the username, Kyuhyun doesn't really remember. He just wants a lot of explosions. Kyuhyun has just managed to bomb an important structure when he turns and finds Ryeowook quietly sitting on his bed, watching the game. Kyuhyun falls off his chair in surprise.
"When did you get here?" Kyuhyun demands from his bedroom floor.
"Sorry." Ryeowook holds up his arms and looks back at the unnecessary destruction in the computer screen. "You looked really busy."
Kyuhyun follows Ryeowook's gaze, "I was winning."
Ryeowook frowns, "The enemy must be very... sad." he concludes.
And will probably never play Starcraft again, Kyuhyun quietly adds. He looks at Ryeowook expectantly. "So?"
"We have to talk."
"Hold on." Kyuhyun says and holds his hands up as he picks himself up from the floor and is setting himself at the edge of his bed opposite Ryeowook when Leeteuk suddenly strides in, holding a cup of ramen noodles, this time, Kyuhyun falls out from the bed in surprise.
"Hope you don't mind, but I'm hungry." Leeteuk says and then produces a small table out of nowhere, he sets it on the floor, sits and then starts eating his ramen.
Kyuhyun and Ryeowook stare.
"Well, go on with what you're doing." Leeteuk says around a mouthful of noodles.
"Actually, we mind..." Ryeowook said politely, "we're talking."
"So start talking."
"In private." Ryeowook adds.
"Are you two hiding something from me?" Leeteuk's asks, his voice taking on a higher note.
Ryeowook sighs "But hyung!" he whines and pouts that pout that Ryeowook only uses in desperate situations because he knows the hyungs are powerless against it.
Leeteuk balks a little but doesn't turn into mush like those other times. "Why... why can't I be here when you talk?" Leeteuk looks like he's going to cry now.
Kangin barges into the room just then, "Oh there you are! I was looking all over for you!" he says to Leeteuk, then grabs the ramen, the table, and Leeteuk, "Why are you eating here? Eat with me outside."
Leeteuk struggles, "But I want to eat here!"
"We can eat in the kitchen, c'mon!" Kangin who is sporting an unholy smile in his face, mouths Sorry at them and then bodily hauls Leeteuk out of the room.
When the door shuts, Kyuhyun is sure he heard Leeteuk wail, "My babies!" outside.
Ryeowook turns to Kyuhyun a little slack jawed, both kinda understanding what Leeteuk was thinking but both wisely deciding to not say anything about it.
Kyuhyun goes back to sitting in his chair though, deciding that he didn't want their overbearing leader to have an aneurysm over nothing.
"So... uh..." Kyuhyun starts after finally settling in the chair.
Ryeowook shifts, getting back to the topic "Right... We need to get them back together."
"Sungmin and Yesung."
Ryeowook thinks for a moment, "They need help."
"They'll be fine, don't worry about them." Kyuhyun thinks Ryeowook should worry more about them.
"No, I don't think so."
Ryeowook slightly jumps at the outburst, "Kyuhyun, are you okay?"
"I'm fine!" Kyuhyun snaps, "Just wondering why you'd want to help those two after what happened."
Ryeowook avoids his eyes and starts to draw imaginary circles in the bed, "You don't want to? I don't think they'll get through without somebody else help."
Kyuhyun stares at the imaginary circles, feeling like Ryeowook is trying to convince him by hypnotizing him because he's the only one immune to his cute act, "Okay! We'll get them together." Kyuhyun says after a moment of thinking, and staring at the circles.
Ryeowook smiles uneasily, "I was hoping you'd help me on that."
Of course. Ryeowook didn't have a plan. "We should get them to talk to each other at least." Kyuhyun suggests.
Ryeowook nods in agreement, "And what if that fails?"
"That's their problem."
"Kyuhyun, I'm serious." Ryeowook throws his arm exasperatedly.
"It's all going to be up to them. You can't force them into a reconciliation, Wook, or are you doing this because you feel it's your fault?"
Ryeowook goes back to drawing circles and Kyuhyun seriously feels Ryeowook is doing it on purpose to distract him.
"So we're just going to find a way to make them talk... Okay, I'll think of something." Ryeowook answers, ignoring the last part.
"It's not your fault."
"I can't help but feel that way, okay? And they're acting weird, everyone's getting suspicious."
Kyuhyun rolls his eyes, "You have no idea."
"I mean, can you stop drawing circles in my bed?"
Ryeowook stops and peers at him curiously, "What?"
"It makes me think of inappropriate thoughts."
A pillow is hurled at Kyuhyun.
"Did you have to say that? Now I can't draw circles in peace anymore!"
"It's not my fault you look like you were inviting me to bed!"
Another pillow flies at him.
"How can an innocent drawing of circles look like I'm inviting you to bed?" Ryeowook shouts, looking confused now.
"But you really look like--"
The shouting continues on, with Ryeowook looking more confused and angrier while Kyuhyun has the beginnings of a smirk forming in his face. Finally, Kyuhyun clears his throat,decides that it's about time to talk about their situation and Ryeowook must have sensed the change in his disposition because he suddenly stops looking angry and adapts a much more formal pose. "Hey Wook..." Kyuhyun starts.
Ryeowook starts to fidget, "Huh?"
"Nevermind." Kyuhyun says, suddenly changing his mind, he doesn't think he'll be able to take it if Ryeowook does another "I overcooked the pasta" crap once the situation gets too uncomfortable for him.
Ryeowook looks a little crestfallen but doesn't say a word.
"Hey Kyu..." Ryeowook starts after a long awkward silence.
Kyuhyun looks up, "Yes?"
"Ryeowookie!!!" Eunhyuk suddenly bursts cheerfully into the room, he spots Ryewook immediately, "Oh there you are! I was looking all over for you!" he says, not bothering to look surprised at all.
Kyuhyun definitely didn't like the sound of that.
Eunhyuk crosses the room and plucks Ryeowook from the bed, "Play Leeteuk the piano, he looks depressed!" and it's Ryeowook who gets bodily hauled out of the room this time.
Kyuhyun blinks at the suddenly empty room.
If there's any consolation for Kyuhyun though, it looked like Ryeowook really wanted to tell him something.