Genre(s): crack, humor, fluff, romance
Summary: Kibum drags Jinki on a Christmas shopping trip that leaves the older boy wondering what happened to the magic of Christmas.
a/n: This is only one of two Christmas fics I’m writing. And neither includes porn. Look at me being festive!
“Ooh! Look at that!” Jinki exclaimed, halting suddenly and practically pressing his face against the glass window in front of a shop. Kibum sighed, retracing his steps so he was next to the older boy, standing impatiently with his hip cocked and his arms crossed.
“What now?” They’d already been at the mall for an hour and neither of them had managed to pick out a gift for the other members. All thanks to Jinki’s short attention span. And Kibum’s as well, but he wasn’t about to take fault. Not when Jinki had stopped their progress once again to look at…a castle made out of Legos. In a toy store.
“Isn’t that awesome!?”
“Mmm,” Kibum hummed non-committedly.
“Do you think Taemin would like that?”
“Legos?” Kibum asked in disbelief. He could just imagine the maknae flying across the room to attack the leader when he realized that he’d gotten him toys. Taemin was convinced that he was ‘manly’ now. Better not to anger him, Kibum thought.
“Oh! And we could get Minho that bike helmet!”
“…Minho doesn’t have a bike.”
“And that stuffed dinosaur looks like Jonghyun!” he finished, gesturing toward an obnoxiously gigantic stuffed raptor. Kibum opened his mouth to tell Jinki that they were not
going to buy presents for the members in a toy
store. But then he saw the stuffed toy.
“Oh my god,” he let out a loud laugh, clutching his sides, “That really does
look like Jonghyun. We have to get it for him,” he announced, grabbing Jinki’s hand and dragging him into the store.
Five minutes later, they were strolling out of the store with Jinki struggling to carry the giant toy.
“Why is it okay for us to get Jonghyun this and not okay for us to get Taemin the Lego set?” he questioned, repositioning the dinosaur against his hip.
“Because Taemin would kill you if you got him anything childish. And it’s funnier to piss Jonghyun off.”
Jinki pondered what Kibum had said for a moment before deciding that the inner workings of Kim Kibum’s mind was not something he wanted to understand.
“So what do we get Taemin?”
“He told me he wants aftershave. Even though he barely has to shave,” Kibum rolled his eyes, leading them into a fancy department store where they got more than a few weird looks considering they were dragging a huge dinosaur with them.
“What are you getting here?” Jinki questioned, placing the stuffed toy on the ground while Kibum stared at a glass case of fancy looking bottles.
,” he said, looking at Jinki like he was stupid.
“But…Taemin barely needs to shave…”
“But if we don’t get him this, he’ll throw a hissy fit. So let’s just get it,” Kibum explained, pointing to a bottle and waiting as the sales girl rang it up for him.
Jinki decided that he was glad that he’d come to the mall with Kibum. Otherwise he really wouldn’t have had any idea what to buy the members. Actually, he’d originally wanted to bake cookies, despite the fact that he didn’t bake, but Kibum had told him he was a cheapskate and dragged him out shopping.
“What are we doing here?” Jinki questioned as they entered another store, swinging the dinosaur around by the tail.
“Buying Minho headphones,” Kibum said, already picking up a box containing the newest Bose headphones.
“What’s wrong with his old headphones?”
“Taemin stepped on them,” Kibum simply stated.
“I thought the woman who cleans our dorm did that…”
“Nah, Taemin just didn’t want to be on the receiving end of Minho’s rage.”
“So why doesn’t Taemin get Minho new headphones?” Jinki asked, wondering how Kibum kept track of everything like this.
“Because Taemin thinks that he’s still cute enough that he can get away with buying us all crap presents.”
“But I thought you said that he thinks he’s manly…?”
“Don’t get me started,” Kibum snapped. So Jinki didn’t.
They’d returned to the dorm after Kibum had made a very pointed comment about a hat that he saw in a store window while he conveniently chose that moment to slip away to the bathroom. So of course, Jinki bought the hat and didn’t even bother to hide the bag when Kibum returned because it’s not like it was going to be a surprise anyway. Though he did enjoy the pleased look that crossed the other boy’s face when he saw the bag upon his return.
By the time Jinki was lying in bed that night, he’d decided that Christmas had completely lost its magic.
When Christmas morning rolled around, Jinki sat in his pajamas and watched as the members opened their presents, noting just how right Kibum had been about everything. Minho was thankful for the headphones, completely unaware of Taemin’s relieved smile.
Taemin was ecstatic about the aftershave and made a big show of leaving in the middle of present-opening to shave. Needless to say, it didn’t take too long.
Jonghyun was adequately pissed off about the dinosaur, immediately chucking it at a manically-laughing Kibum’s head as soon as he’d opened it. But he was grinning and, shortly thereafter, had named the dinosaur some dumb American name that Kibum had suggested.
Kibum grinned widely when he unwrapped the hat that Jinki bought for him, thanking him as he modeled it for the room.
Taemin got them all coupons for favors that he would do for them. And he really was still too cute to yell at so they all thanked him graciously as he beamed.
Jinki was reasonably happy as he stood up to go put on another pot of coffee, albeit slightly nostalgic for the magical Christmas mornings from his childhood. And he was so busy reminiscing that he hadn’t even noticed that he hadn’t received a present from Kibum. That is, until the aforementioned boy stopped him in the hall with a hand on his elbow and his other hand tucked behind his back.
“Er…do you want your present?” he asked, looking uncharacteristically nervous. He wasn’t even making eye contact.
“Oh!” Jinki responded dumbly, “I…didn’t…yeah.”
Kibum sighed in mock-annoyance and pulled a plate covered in wrapping paper out from behind his back, presenting it to the older boy. Jinki carefully took the platter from the younger boy before he lifted the paper off the top.
Upon seeing the stack of home baked holiday cookies, he felt his chest fill with warmth and he felt that glowing feeling in his stomach that he used to get when he would descend the stairs to see a pile of presents under the Christmas tree as a kid.
“You can’t bake, Jinki, so I figured it would be less dangerous if I did…”
But his sentence was interrupted when Jinki’s lips pressed into his, warm and soft.
When the older boy pulled back, he saw Kibum’s eyes were wide with shock and he felt a laugh bubble up in his chest at seeing him so surprised.
“Merry Christmas!” Jinki chirped, a wide grin stretching across his face.
“Shut up,” Kibum scowled, “You sound like you’re in one of those cheesy holiday cartoons.”
“Well, I feel
like I’m in one,” Jinki smiled.
Kibum rolled his eyes, but didn’t protest when Jinki leaned in to kiss him again.
Perhaps all of the magic of Christmas wasn’t gone after all.