Memories Fly By Pt.2
"I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry." Daehyun mumbled as he tossed and turned in his bed.
His nights since the day of his near goodbye had been restless. He worried his members to near heartbreak and he wondered what had happened to him.
Of course he knew he missed you, he always missed you.
However, exactly what happened to drive him to the point of no return?
He continued to mumble. He was partially awake now and could feel eyes boring holes into his back.
Daehyun froze, and his eyes opened. “W-who’s there?” he asked, trying to hide the fear in his voice.
"You know who it is."
Daehyun turned around to see Zelo sitting in the arm chair in the far corner of the room. The moonlight crept in, leaving part of his face exposed to the light.
"Zelo." Daehyun sighed. "What are you doing in here? You have school in the morning."
His hint for Zelo to head to bed did nothing but pass in one ear & out the other.
"You scared me." he said, "Why would you do that?"
Daehyun sighed. “I don’t know.” he whispered, so unsure of himself. “I miss her.”
"But it wasn’t your fault!" Zelo cried, the tears he kept bottled up these past few weeks flowed from his red, worn eyes.
Daehyun hung his head.
"It wasn’t her fault either." he heard another voice chime in.
Both boys felt their skin crawl, not expecting anyone else to be in the room. Jongup came out of the dark corner by the closet, carrying his blanket and pillow.
"Do you two just watch me?" Daehyun asked, a little scared of the answer.
"No." Jongup replied, hurt at the suggestion. "We just sleep in here."
He sighed, motioned for them to join him, and the three fell asleep curled up next to each other.
The next morning Yongguk pried Daehyun from Zelo’s grasp. “Zelo.” he hissed, “You have school.”
The youngest yawned & stretched, plopping his feet onto the floor before standing up & waddling his way to the bathroom.
Yongguk gently shook Daehyun awake.
"Do you want to go for a walk?" he asked, his eyes sparkling in the sunlight that seeped through the curtains.
"We’ll be waiting." Yongguk said, then made his way out the door.
A few hours later, Daehyun found himself with Yongguk & HImchan, walking through the green hills once again.
This time it was different. He could feel it.
"You didn’t have to come, you know." Daehyun thought aloud, "But I’m glad you did."
Himchan smiled & clasped his hand onto Dae’s shoulder.
Yongguk walked ahead of them, carrying flowers.
"We’re here." he said, coming to a halt. He turned on his heel & handed the flowers to Daehyun.
"We’ll wait." Himchan said when Daehyun looked back at him. He nodded & made his way over the hill and past the trees.
There you were. He saw you, just as beautiful as the last time.
Daehyun made a move forward, but he felt as though his feet had melded into the ground. Why was he so scared?
"Dae." You said, a soft smile lighting up your face.
Daehyun found his bearings and managed his was to you. Stopping just a foot in front of you.
"I….I brought you these." He handed you the flowers, "They’re your favorite." he smiled meekly.
You held them up to your nose, closing your eyes & breathing in the sweetness of them. “They’re lovely.” You smiled.
Daehyun stood quietly, staring into your eyes as he nervously rocked back and forth on his heels.
He wasn’t sure what to say. He hadn’t seen you in a while, and it wasn’t in his best form either.
"I love you." he said, his voice cracking despite his protests.
You looked at him, how you longed to hold him again. His big beautiful eyes welled up with tears & no matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t reach his face to wipe them away.
"I will never forget you," he whispered, wiping away a few escaped tears, "You are my everything. You make me happy."
You could feel the sun engulfing you in it’s warmth.
With each word he spoke, his voice became more and more faint.
"It’s time for me to let you go."
He took a step towards you, and though for just a moment, you felt his arms wrap around you, his heart beating so beautifully.
Yongguk & Himchan walked through the trees, finding Daehyun on his knees, embracing your tombstone, silent sobs carrying on the wind.
They smiled. You smiled.
And Daehyun felt his heart beat once more.