a kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature to stop words when speech becomes superfluous *
Myungsoo is a sly kisser. He sneaks them in smack in the middle of a conversation, when you least expect it. In the bathroom, over the kitchen counter — Myungsoo always finds ways to kiss someone, be it Sunggyu for being a good leader or Woohyun for cooking good-enough ramyeon. "It's just a kiss," Myungsoo mumbles when Sungyeol asks him about being serious about things. "It's not supposed to mean anything."
"But it does."
"Of course it does."
Sungyeol nods thoughtfully and when Myungsoo's sure Sungyeol's too deep in thought to even notice, he takes a deep breath, worries his lip because Sungyeol's right — it does mean something, no matter what kind of kiss it is.
You see, Myungsoo isn't much of a talker so he'd rather express himself through actions. He laughs as he sees fit, wears a vacant expression when he is not amused with how things are going and on all other occasions that do not require him to look happy. The members don't have a problem with this, though, because what's important is that Myungsoo tells them when he isn't feeling well or if he feels like punching someone in the face.
"You should take care of yourself, you know," Sungyeol begins, wiping Myungsoo's forehead. "You know we're as good as gone when one of the members is sick. And we can't bear that, being a rookie group and all."
Myungsoo shuts his eyes tight.
"Are you even listening? You never say anything!" Sungyeol pokes Myungsoo with the hand towel and the cold sensation stings Myungsoo's skin. "Why are you even like this? You're sick and all but you're still stubborn and—"
He doesn't sit well with being scolded, so he grabs Sungyeol by the wrist and pulls him down. Their lips hover each other, and he can feel Sungyeol's ragged breathing on his skin. He lifts himself from the bed just a bit so that their lips touch, and a few seconds after Sungyeol pulls away, eyes wide, disbelief in his features.
"Next time you take care of me when I'm sick, just shut up."
"As if having one member sick isn't enough."
Woohyun puts a cool hand towel on their foreheads. "Seriously, you two. What were you thinking of? We have a comeback in three days and you're both down with a 39-degree fever. Are you crazy?"
Myungsoo chuckles, just lightly because his throat is still sore and his muscles ache all over. Sungyeol doesn't say a word so Myungsoo takes it upon himself to give Woohyun a well-deserved answer, to which Sungyeol just slaps him on the arm — very, very lightly.
"Well, we can be."