He wasn’t certain what woke him from his sleep, but once he had opened his eyes, he noticed that something was off. The rest of the members were still caught in slumber, but the space where their leader usually rested was empty. Silently he rose and padded from the room through the darkness.
Sure enough, there in the living room standing in front of the large window overlooking a portion of the city, was Seungho. The man’s back was to him, but he could see tension in his bare shoulders and he could imagine well enough the emotions playing across the man’s face. Their first comeback stage was coming tomorrow and they needed all the rest they could get. He wasn’t incredibly surprised that Seungho wasn’t sleeping.
“Hey,” he said softly as he crossed the room to stand behind the young man. “You should be sleeping.”
“I can’t Seungho murmured. “I can’t stop thinking.”
“About what?” he prompted.
“About our group. About promotions. About the ‘what if’s? What if we don’t do well? What if our album doesn’t sell? What if I say something wrong or can’t do the job that we need to do?” he rattled off quickly.
“What if everything goes great?” he countered their leader. “What if things go so well we never saw it coming? What if you do everything perfectly and then some?”
The man turned, so they could look at each other through the darkness. “What if I fail the group?” he whispered softly. “What if I fail you?”
That brought a gentle smile to the man’s face and he moved forward wrapping the troubled Seungho in the gentle hold of his arms. “Then I will be there to help you make it alright,” he whispered.
There was a moment during which it seemed as though the leader might contradict him, pull away and argue against the point. Then, as if some of the worry had left him, his body relaxed, leaning into the hold, his arms rising to return it by fitting around his neck. “You will. I know you will. You’re always there when I need you.”
“You won’t fail,” he said with complete confidence.
Seungho, thankfully didn’t try to argue the point, he smiled softly, leaning forward and pressing their foreheads together. “Thank you, Byunghee” he breathed, “for being there when I need you.”
Smiling, said the only thing he could, “Always, Seungho. Always.”
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AN: My first time attempting MBLAQ.... *hides*
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