-- Something about yourself
Heechul's signature dance moves are known to be oozing of boredom, but this time he tries to prove people wrong. His moves are snappy, energetic, full of life, and before he even knows it the concert is over and his energy has been sapped, taken away from him, and he simply cannot act like a kid who's been deprived or lollipop.
"Can you pass that beer?" he calls out to Jay, instead, and ends with, "Or maybe two. Yeah. Thanks."
Jay hands him two cans, albeit grudgingly, and says, "Lucky you I'm always here to pick up after you."
Later, when he's already downed more beer than he's supposed to, he'll be laughing his heart out and clinging to Jay and telling him a lot of things, most of them about future plans and insecurities. Jay runs his hands through his hair, rubs circles on his back when he throws up and does his monologue on why he should never drink again. But everyone knows he'll end up drinking, anyway.
Maybe Jay thinks he's mildly sober, because Jay's saying a lot of weird things right now and he couldn't be bothered to tell him off. He doesn't understand half of them, but he nods for effect and because he knows Jay only means one thing — you're fucking lucky you have me, Kim Heechul.
-- Something about the people you love
Heechul knows Jay best when they're in bed. No, they don't engage in mind-blowing sex, but they do cuddle up to each other and whisper sweet nothings to each other — if 'shut up, just kiss me' and 'if you don't stop kicking me, i'll kick you' count as sweet and romantic, at least. But yes, Heechul does know Jay best when they're in bed, because when Jay sleeps he talks a lot. And Jay never lies.
"So last night, you told me I was pretty." Heechul quips. Jay stares at him blankly as if asking for a follow-up. "Of course you meant that."
"You're pretty when I'm asleep. Deal with it."
Heechul shakes his head and proceeds to tackling Jay to the floor, the wall, the bed — anything that can provide him with balance, because he swears he feels a tingle in his toes and he just can't keep himself from falling.
-- Something about the world
Heechul loves talking to Jay about things, even if they've just met. Twenty minutes into Jay's introduction, Heechul realizes a lot of things — they have a lot of common interests, Jay's hair is really nice, and that they're meant to be really good friends.
The world has a twisted way of bringing people together, he thinks, so he just goes with the flow and asks more questions about this new friend of his.
-- Something about a stranger
Heechul feels something weird at the pit of his stomach when he first sees Jay, too busy with getting himself a couple of drinks from the vending machine. Normally, he'll laugh at the person silly and then help him out, but this time he just stops and stares and takes in all the small details — the warm glow of the moon behind Jay, the brand of the drink he wants to buy, his untied shoelaces.
"Hey, need some help?" he offers. Jay shrugs, smiles, then manages to make the machine work.
There's something in the way this person moves that makes Heechul think he's known him from a different time and space, but then Heechul doesn't believe in all that. So when they see each other again, this time in the park, and Jay's having a hard time eating his popsicle really quick, Heechul doesn't think of it as deja vu.
"Need some help," he asks, and Jay offers the same smile in reply.
"No, not really." Jay pauses, then gestures for the man selling ice cream. He buys a popsicle much like his, then gives it to Heechul. Heechul grins.
"Not at all."