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The Garden of Earthly Delights
My Mind Is My Best Friend And My Worst Enemy
Minutes (KyuMin) 
12th-Apr-2010 09:52 am
Title: Minutes [Drabble]
Pairing: KyuMin
Rating: PG
Genre(s): angst, fluff
Summary: Sungmin always wakes up in the middle of the night.


Sungmin opened his eyes, his heart pounding in his chest. He glanced at the clock. 3:43 AM. His gaze returned to the ceiling, murky and undefined in the dark. He had had another nightmare. The fact didn’t surprise him. It didn’t surprise him, but he still had to concentrate on slowing his breathing and calming his thumping heart. He grasped at the sheets with sweaty hands, trying to keep his limbs from shaking. It was a dream. A dream. He repeated to himself a few times even though he felt that the fact should be obvious.
He looked at the clock again. 3:45. He just wanted to go back to sleep. He needed to go back to sleep. He had schedules all day. He had to be alert and peppy and endearing. He was supposed to look fresh-faced, not have giant dark circles under his eyes. But somehow these thoughts only sped up his heart rate again. The idea that he was in a seemingly never-ending cycle of TV shows, radio shows, photo shoots, and rehearsals sometimes made his stomach clench in panic.
When he was performing on stage or when he was able to relax with the other members, the work didn’t seem like so much. The packed schedule seemed more than bearable. But on nights like this, when all he wanted to do was crawl out of his own skin, that the daunting obligations that lay before him sent him into a panic, his mind scrambling to find a way out.
Sungmin let out a shaky breath and gave into the temptation to check the time again. 3:48. That was three less minutes of sleep that he would be getting. And the fact that those three minutes actually meant something to him; that he was mourning them like he would a significant missed opportunity, made him sick to his stomach.
He reached out, feeling across his bed for the nearest stuffed animal. This time it was a fawn, made to look as though it was lying on the ground, its legs tucked underneath its plush body. Somehow hugging the toy made him feel better. He knew it was ridiculous. He was in his twenties and stuffed animals still made him feel better, but he was in no position to complain about something bringing him some much-needed comfort, so he just shut his eyes and squeezed the plush to his chest, willing the world beyond his room to melt away. He felt his body relax slightly and he sighed in relief, letting himself melt into the softness of his mattress.
Just as he felt like sleep was perhaps not quite as elusive as he once deemed it, he shivered, realizing that he was cold. Cursing his thin blanket, he climbed out of bed and tip toed over the cold wood floor, trying his hardest not to wake Kyuhyun. He reached out and felt around on his desk chair, certain that he had left his sweatshirt lying on it earlier that day. However, his hands only seemed to be coming into contact with the smooth wood of his chair.
As he continued to grope his chair, he lost his grip on the plush fawn, the toy falling to the ground, its hard plastic nose making a loud tap sound when it hit the floor. Sungmin winced before bending over to retrieve it, hoping that the sound went unnoticed by Kyuhyun. Unfortunately, the younger seemed to have heard the noise since he shifted in his bed, rolling over and squinting into the dark at Sungmin’s shadowy form.
“Sungmin? What are you doing?” he asked groggily, a fist rubbing at his eyes childishly.
“Just looking for my sweatshirt. I’m cold,” Sungmin explained in a whisper, “Go back to sleep Kyuhyun-ah.”
“Good luck with that. Eunhyuk came in and borrowed it earlier,” Kyuhyun told him. Sungmin sighed.
“Oh,” he responded, the late hour seeming to filter his reactions, making him much less annoyed than he felt he should have been.
“Just come sleep with me tonight Min,” Kyuhyun beckoned, folding his covers back and making room for the older boy. Sungmin looked at the maknae in the dark; his hair messy from sleep and his eyes bleary from tiredness. However, warmth emanated from his dark orbs even though he was half asleep. Sungmin felt his mouth curve up in a small smile as he made his way across the floor, climbing into the space that the other had made for him. Kyuhyun flipped the cover back up, covering the both of them, as he wrapped a long arm around Sungmin’s waist, pulling him flush against his chest. Sungmin melted into the embrace, allowing himself to relax as he reveled in the warmth surrounding him.
“Thanks Kyu-ah,” Sungmin murmured, burrowing deeper into the covers.
“No problem Minnie,” Kyuhyun yawned, nuzzling his nose into the back of the older boy’s neck. Sungmin looked up at the clock one last time, habitually trying to calculate how many minutes of sleep he had lost. However, he found that he couldn’t remember what time he had woken up in the first place. Moreover, he didn’t particularly care. Suddenly, tomorrow seemed a whole lot more promising.


sungmin it's you 2
12th-Apr-2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
This is cute~ Enjoyed reading it
12th-Apr-2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
aw, thanks! it's my first attempt at KyuMin (i ship them, but i haven't tried writing them before) so i'm glad it came out okay :)
thanks for commenting!
12th-Apr-2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
12th-Apr-2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
thanks so much!
i'm glad that you liked it :)
thanks for reading and commenting!
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12th-Apr-2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
*huggles back* thanks so much! i'm happy that you liked it!
and i'm so flattered that you memmed it!
thanks so much for reading and commenting!
13th-Apr-2010 09:53 am (UTC)
I was about to close this page when I saw the format. I'm really glad I didn't. I enjoyed reading this fic. :D♥
13th-Apr-2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
i'm glad that you didn't too! lol.
and i'm glad that you enjoyed it :)
thanks for reading and commenting!
13th-Apr-2010 12:57 pm (UTC)
So cute :))
This is soo cute Unnie~~ :))
13th-Apr-2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
aw! thanks so much!
i'm glad that you liked it!
thanks for commenting!
14th-Apr-2010 08:15 am (UTC)
Oh baby, I had to squint to read. But I love the story. :)
14th-Apr-2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
thank you!
i'm sorry for making you squint tho. haha.
14th-Apr-2010 11:42 am (UTC)
. . . this is the first fan fiction i liked . .about kyumin that is . . it . was cute. . .it made me think . .that maybe . .it could happen . . wa . .just kidding . . .
14th-Apr-2010 01:49 pm (UTC)
thanks! i'm glad that you liked it!
and we can always hope that it could really happen. haha.
thanks for reading and commenting!
4th-Jun-2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
awwww this is so sweet... who wouldn't want to sleep in kyuhyun's arms? lucky minnie. ^^,
4th-Jun-2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
hehe. he is very lucky :)
i'm glad that you enjoyed it!
thanks for reading and commenting!
14th-Feb-2011 02:41 am (UTC) - 50 (I LOVE THIS NUMBER)
I can't tell you just how many times I have looked at your masterfic list (and I bet you no one has ever done what I have done)
so I was surprised to see Kyumin (one of my OTPs) here
and then I was/am so freaking pleased!

I loved this!

I just realized I'm like your stalker I have like commented in more than 55+ of your fics! I never done this for anyone and It's a lot of work but I loved doing it =)
14th-Feb-2011 02:50 am (UTC) - Re: 50 (I LOVE THIS NUMBER)
i love this number too!
and you're right, i don;t think anyone ever has. i'm so grateful that you've gone through so many of my fics! /clings
and i love KyuMin too :)
thanks for reading and commenting!
14th-Feb-2011 02:59 am (UTC) - Re: 50 (I LOVE THIS NUMBER)
I kind of wanted to leave my mark so you won't forget me LOL and idk I feel like I should comment because you deserve to be praised for your *cough cough* GENIOUS *cough* work!

14th-Feb-2011 03:31 am (UTC) - Re: 50 (I LOVE THIS NUMBER)
aw thank you <3
but ofc i won't forget you!
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