Title: Little Earthquakes
Genre(s): romance, fluff
Word Count: 467
Summary: Sometimes Hyoyeon knows just what's right for Seohyun.
Written for unniefic
's 24 Hour Challenge with the prompt: Some people feel the rain, others just get wet. - Bob Dylan
Seohyun knows that she’s the most introverted member of Girls’ Generation, but it doesn’t bother her nearly as much as it used to. Especially because she has become much more outgoing since she originally met the other girls. It’s just who she is and she can’t say that she’s discontent with herself. A bit sub-conscious sometimes, slightly uncomfortable in her own skin others. But for the most part, she’s content with whom she has become.
Hyoyeon, on the other hand, is quite outgoing. Not as outgoing as Sunny or Sooyoung perhaps, but she is certainly more extroverted than Seohyun is. The way that she can seem so carefree and happy is something that Seohyun envies because she herself is constantly thinking and worrying and calculating the consequences of her actions.
She thinks that her own cautious nature is what makes her Hyoyeon’s first choice to drag along with her whether it’s a trip to the bathroom during rehearsal or a trek across Seoul to go to a café that the older girl swears has the most amazing coffee in all of the city.
And Seohyun credits her increasing adventurous spirit to Hyoyeon’s attention to her and her enthusiastic urgings for her to try new things. The other girl’s positivity and thirst for new experiences makes Seohyun a little less afraid to fail because the experience just might be worth it anyway.
“It’s raining!” Seohyun squeaks, ducking under the awning to a small market on the way back to their dorm.
“So what?” Hyoyeon shrugs, fixing Seohyun with a challenging stare and grabbing her hand to pull her out into the downpour.
“I don’t want to get wet,” Seohyun protests, stepping back even as Hyoyeon pulls her forward.
“That might be a side effect,” Hyoyeon agrees cheekily, giving the younger girl’s hand a firm yank and successfully pulling her into the rain.
!” Seohyun shrieks, ducking her head and doing her best to shield her face with her unoccupied hand.
“Live a little,” Hyoyeon tells her, beginning to walk forward and pulling Seohyun with her.
“But I’ll have to change my clothes when we get back,” Seohyun tries one more time even as she’s dragged along by the other girl.
“Stop thinking,” Hyoyeon instructs, stopping once more and turning to face Seohyun, “And start feeling
Then Hyoyeon’s lips are on Seohyun’s and it’s all the younger can do not to squeak in surprise. But once the initial shock fades, she finds herself tentatively responding to the kiss- the rain all but forgotten.
And as Hyoyeon cups her face, mixing the rainwater on her hands with the droplets on Seohyun’s cheeks, Seohyun knows that Hyoyeon is right. Thinking and planning is nothing without the feeling- something she thinks that the older girl will teach her over and over again.