(Day 3 of the Fanfiction series.)
The seven members of SJ-M were at the Inkigayo studio practicing their routine for that evening’s debut performance of ‘Super Girl’. Shiwon was in the dressing room with the two youngest members of the group when he proposed them a question:
“Am I not a teddy bear?”
Henry, who had been tuning his violin, looked up at him, gaping, while Kyuhyun slowly turned his rotating chair to face the older man. “What?” They asked in unison,
He looked away from his vanity mirror, turning to them and leaning his hips back against the table edge. He crossed his arms loosely about his torso, “I can pull off being a teddy bear, right?”
Kyuhyun and Henry blinked at each other until the older of the two looked at Shiwon, “Like… for… Halloween?”
“Like in general,” Shiwon said. When his two dongsaengs blinked at him confusedly, Shiwon continued, “Remember the reading I was doing in the ride here?” Both nodded, “Well, I’ve been reading some fanfictions since Heechul-hyung made his challenge and I’m always shown as this big tough guy with muscular arms and abs you can scrub clothes with.”
“That’s a bad thing!?” Henry cried,
“Well… no… but I like to cuddle too!” Shiwon exclaimed.
“Let me get this straight,” Henry put down his violin on the vanity beside him and stood up, hands on his hips, “You are upset because you’re always described as being this muscular manly-man, because you really just want to cuddle?”
Shiwon nodded, his expression completely solemn.
Kyuhyun slanted him a look, “Hyung… you’re single. Who are you going to cuddle with anyway?”
“I would like options, at least in the fictional world!” Shiwon argued,
Henry blinked, “Shiwon, in a lot of the Super Junior fanfiction, aren’t you in a homosexual relationship with other members?”
Shiwon nodded, “Usually Hankyung-hyung or Donghae.”
Henry and Kyuhyun exchanged a look before Kyuhyun crossed his arms, “Let us get this right. You are single and straight…”
“But you want to be a cuddly character in fanfictions, despite being gay in said stories?” Henry finished,
Shiwon’s thick eyebrows narrowed slightly in thought. Finally, he nodded, “Yes.” As Henry and Kyuhyun gaped at him, Shiwon reached for his bag and pulled out his cellular, “I’m calling Heechul-hyung, he’s right. Fanfictions are discriminating against us and we don’t even know it!”
Before Shiwon could even flip his phone open, Henry and Kyuhyun had leapt across the great distance of the room and hung off of him. He barely batted an eyelash, their added weights not affecting him in the slightest, “What are you two doing?”
“Hyung! If you tell Heechul’s he’s right, then we can never win another argument! He’ll always end things with ‘well, I was right the last time you questioned me’!” Kyuhyun exclaimed, hunched over one of Shiwon’s shoulders, both of his hands clasped around Shiwon’s hand that held the cellular.
“But… he is right,” Shiwon stated,
“That’s not the point!” Henry said, one arm hooked around Shiwon’s neck, beneath Kyuhyun’s torso and the other arm wrapped around Shiwon’s free arm, “Heechul-hyung will be unbearable even when we’re in China!”
Just then, the four remaining members of SJ-M returned to the dressing room, staring and gaping at the sight. Shiwon turned to face them, Kyuhyun and Henry precariously hanging off him the entire time. Zhou Mi and Hankyung walked forward. Zhou Mi picked up Kyuhyun from Shiwon’s shoulder, holding him with one arm beneath his knees, the other behind his back. Hankyung plucked Henry off of Shiwon’s back and placed him on the ground.
“What’s going on?” Hankyung asked as Ryeowook and Donghae approached the group.
“Shiwon-hyung was about to call Heechul-hyung and tell him he’s right about fanfictions!” Henry accused, arms crossed defiantly,
“Mimi… put me down,” Kyuhyun muttered,
“No,” Zhou Mi said sternly before looking back at Shiwon, “Why is Heechul right?”
“In the fanfictions, no one wants to cuddle with me!” Shiwon exclaimed, the hint of a pout on his lips as his arms crossed over his chest once more. “I’m too manly.”
Hankyung glanced at Henry and Kyuhyun, “Is he seriously complaining about this?” Both nodded.
Ryeowook walked up to Shiwon and wrapped his arms around Shiwon, “I don’t want to cuddle, but I think you’re huggable, hyung!”
Shiwon sighed heavily and hugged him back, “Thanks, Ryeowook.”
When Ryeowook stepped away, he grinned at him, “Anytime, hyung!”
Donghae climbed onto Shiwon’s back, arms wrapped around his neck, “Aw, c’mon Shiwon, you’re more like a big tree for shade than a teddy bear to cuddle!” He grinned at Shiwon.
Shiwon blinked before swatting him away and looking at the leader, “Hankyung!”
Hankyung sighed as he walked over and pulled Shiwon into his arms, the younger man burying his face into his shoulder. He patted Shiwon’s thick, black locks, “There, there… You’re a teddy bear, Shiwon… a giant, muscular, rock-solid teddy bear.”
“Thanks, hyung,” Shiwon cried into his shoulder.
Hankyung rolled his eyes, “Henry, get my phone and call Heechul. Donghae, get over here and comfort Shiwon.”
When Henry handed him the phone, Hankyung transferred Shiwon to Donghae. Shiwon wrapped his arms around the smaller man, his face buried in Donghae’s shoulder as the younger man patted his back comfortingly, “It’s okay, Shiwon. There are tons of people who’d kill to be a giant tree like you!”
The five other members smacked Donghae admonishingly; Ryeowook included.
(Day 4: Henry likes lipgloss)