“Changmin hyung! Your phone is ringing!”
Changmin stopped his practice for the Japan tour and got the phone from his staff. He had just returned to the studio after filming Korean variety shows, and was using the extra time to go through all the dances again before he returned to Japan the next day. It was 4pm, and he wondered who could be calling.
Breathing in short breaths while wiping his sweat with a towel, he answered.
“Hello Changmin sshi. This is Agent Six Zero Zero Two. Agent Six Zero Zero Two requests your presence for a coffee break and supper. Target Duckbutt might be present. Leader-sshi is more than welcome to join. The Alien isn’t free so he won’t be present.”
“Wait what?” Changmin replied, bewildered, his body drained. His mind was still half on the dance routine, his heart still beating to the rhythm of the music. Who the hell was this agent person?
“Yah it’s me! Yoochunnie! Your Yoochunnie hyung! Don’t you remember?” A slightly annoyed voice replied, with an air of disbelief.
“Ahh.” Changmin replied as he remembered what 6002 is. 6002, Yoochunnie. Changmin remembered his hyung’s glee when he proudly announced his ingenious invention over his numerical name. At that time, Changmin simply scorned and carried on with his rice and melted cheese, expression darkened. What’s so great about having a number for a name anyway? It’s not like he, Changmin, would want such a special thing too. No, not at all.
Remembering back, and the taste of that melted cheese with it, Changmin smiled. “Well isn’t this sudden? I might have something on you know-“
“Well, fine then,” huffed Yoochun, “If you don’t miss your hyung I guess-“
“Okay okay,” laughed Changmin. Well, I guess I could go out for a few hours for a break. Supper is an important meal not to be skipped. “I got it. Usual place in 1 hour?”
“Haiiiiiiiii~” Came the gleeful reply.
As Changmin approached the cafe in his car, he smiled at how things still remained unchanged over the years. This cafe remained their favourite spot to chill, being located in a secluded, exclusive area. They were well acquainted with the owners of the cafe too; This was the one place where celebrities can go to without having to deal with sasaengs, since only celebrities were allowed in. as TVXQ’s fame climbed, the cafe became one of the remaining few places they could go to relax after a hard day of practice without fear of sasaengs popping in screaming maniacally at them.
As Changmin pulled up outside the nicely lit cafe, a dark figure approached him. The figure pulled back his hoodie to reveal a smiling Chunface, beaming at his long time partner in crime. Changmin grinned back. He got out and pulled his hyung into a hug, glad to be able to see him physically for once, and not through the internet or newspapers. With a sense of nostalgia, Changmin thought back to those days he took for granted, those days when being able to physically interact with his hyungs meant nothing at all. How he wished he cherished those days more.
“I have located Target Duckbutt, Agent Ramen. All signs show we are ready to ambush.” Yoochun nodded towards another figure sitting in the cafe flipping through the menu. Changmin chuckled; Only Junsu would wear sunglasses indoors even when there weren’t any fans around.
Yoochun hooked his arm around his maknae and directed them into the cafe.
“JUNSU-YAH!! LONG TIME NO SEEEEE!”
Yoochun called happily to the figure.
“OH!” Junsu stood up, surprised and shocked.
“CHANGMIN AHHH!!! I MISSED YOU!!!” Junsu ran towards Changmin, pushing Yoochun away as he engulfed his maknae in a tight hug. It has really been too long.
“What are you doing here? Where’s Yunho?” Junsu asked, leading Changmin to the seat next to him. Yoochun was still pretty much ignored.
“He’s in Japan. I have to return to Japan tomorrow.” Changmin took the menu out of his hyung’s hands and flipped through it. He glanced at Junsu over the menu and commented, “You know, you’re the only one here with sunglasses on. And why are you still wearing your coat?”
Yoochun sniggered, “Guess he thinks there are paparazzi here to take pictures of him.” He took out his phone, “Come Junsu, show your charisma and pretend I’m a stalker.”
Junsu lifted one of his eyebrows as he took his shades off, evidently thinking it was a charismatic look.
“Nono you have to pretend you don’t know people are taking pictures of you!” Yoochun insisted as he focused his camera on his friend. Been a long time since there were ugly photos of Junsu in his phone. He needs to update his collection more.
Junsu rolled his eyes and took the menu back from Changmin, flipping it in what he thought was a charismatic way.
“Ahhh got it!” Yoochun said, satisfied.
“Seriously though, aren’t you feeling hot in here? Take your coat off.” Changmin commanded.
Junsu gave a huge sigh and took it off. Well, it’s not everyday he gets to be bossed around by his members like they used to. Best to cherish this and go along with this while he still can.
“Anyway, how are things, hyung?” Changmin asked after they’ve all ordered. Changmin hasn’t heard anything much about his hyungs ever since he became so much busier with his variety show and the Japan tour.
Junsu exchanged a look with Yoochun.
“Did you hear about July 3?” Yoochun asked, settling down into the seat opposite Junsu.
“No? What about it?” asked Changmin, curious.
“We’re both on the setlist for MCountdown in Indonesia.” Junsu grinned.
“Wait, who’s we? You mean..” Changmin dared not believe that this day has finally come. Performing on the same show? Was this possible?
Changmin tried not to think how ridiculous this question would have been back then. Performing on the same show used to be a given, not a question.
“Yeah.” Yoochun nodded. “TVXQ, and JYJ.” Yoochun ignored how weird it was that he was no longer associated with TVXQ. He was happy for Yunho and Changmin now. Seeing them perform under their former name hurt in the beginning, but now, he feels proud to see the strength in his hyung and maknae to carry on without them. They had made their choice, and so had they. Just because the choices were different doesn’t mean they’re no longer brothers.
“Really?” Changmin said, his voice softened as he searched the eyes of his hyungs, not daring to believe that what he’d wish so much for during these 3 years would come true.
Junsu nodded. “Unless of course, something ‘happens’ as usual. And one of us gets taken off the list..”
Changmin lets the words sink in. This means..
This means he can hit Jaejoong hyung again.
“Where’s Jaejoong hyung?”
Yoochun’s eyes glinted as he guessed what Changmin was thinking about.
“He’s sleeping. I tried calling him but I think he switched his phone off.” Yoochun checked his phone again. Nope, no one called back yet.
“We should make him jealous. Show him what he missed.” Junsu grinned as he took out his phone.
“Changmin ah, take a charismatic selca for me.” Junsu commanded as he put his shades back on. Junsu felt sad they couldn’t take group shots as freely as they used to. But hopefully, this little trick of using the reflection on his shades to show Changmin’s presence is enough to rile Jaejoong hyung up.
Changmin realised what Junsu was trying to do and rolled his eyes, chuckling. Oh how he’d miss his Jun-chan.
“Okay, 1, 2, 3!”
“Ooh nice.” Junsu said as he took his phone back.
“You need to update your twitter hyung. It’s been weeks!”
“Changmin you stalk my twitter?” Junsu asked, delighted.
Changmin suddenly became very interested in Yoochun’s stirring of his coffee.
“Okay okay, was gonna send this straight to Jaejoong hyung but I guess I’ll tweet it.”
“It’s been a while since I have watched a musical^^ hehe Jesus of Christ! Emotional!! A shot at the coffee shop because it’s been a while since I have came out! Heh Is everyone doing well?”
After an hour of teasing and bantering, Yoochun suddenly exclaimed, “Oh! We need to update Line too, Jaejoong hyung updated it yesterday so it’s our turn.” Yoochun opened the app and sent the picture he took of Junsu earlier;
And so, hours flew by happily, undisturbed. Changmin wished Yunho hyung and Jaejoong hyung were here with them. That would make this perfect if they were.
Eyeing Yoochun’s phone, Changmin asked, “Can I type on that Line thing? No one will know, I’ll just pretend to be the staff.”
“Yeah sure, why not.” Yoochun shrugged as he passed his phone to Changmin.
“It was nice to meet Junsu who was drinking coffee, and enjoyable to listen to the chattering of him and Yoochun who suddenly came like a lightning and has not met Junsu for a while. What about Jaejoong hyung? He was napping soundly. Therefore, it was a bolt of out the blue chat with a bit of regrets. As expected, they are the said JYJ….!!!”
Changmin added “(From Y and J)”, as his small way of somehow adding Yunho and Jaejoong into this precious meetup.
Yoochun grinned as he read it, “That’s very clever Changmin. Yoochun and Junsu, Yunho and Jaejoong. Guess you’re still forever alone eh?”
Junsu laughed and earned a punch on the arm in return. The feelings of being left out in the couple pairings back in those days still hurt a little. Yoochun chuckled as he watched Changmin sulk, knowing that those memories of being paired up with a non-human were flashing through his maknae’s mind right now.
“Changmin ah, you should wear Junsu’s shades tomorrow at the airport! It’ll be like a couple thing!” Yoochun placed the shades on Changmin. “Wow I forgot how big your head was. They look smaller on you. Well, still looking good! Wear this tomorrow okay!”
Changmin looked at himself using the front camera of his phone and felt excited. He grinned at Yoochun, “Okay, thanks hyung!” Finally, he got to do what his hyungs used to do in the name of fanservice! He wonders if the fans will even suspect.
The next day, he wondered why he agreed to such a corny thing and tried to keep his head down so no one could tell that he was wearing, of all people, Junchan’s shades. Because being caught wearing that idiot’s shades would not do at all. He was glad he was paired up with food after all.
Super long hiatus I’m sorry! Life and exams got in the way >< I’ve been reading all your messages nevertheless, thank you all for them! I can’t seem to reply them on tumblr for some reason (trust me I’ve tried for more than 10 times and then I.. gave up.) so i’ll just keep them in my inbox forever :DD
As usual, none of this is real, except the Line, Twitter and July 3 thing! Excited!
And really lacking inspiration these days given there hasn’t been much news about the boys so I’m really sorry for the lack of updates ><
Thank you for staying nevertheless :D