Jaejoong learned the man's name when the man was greeted by another tall man. He watched as the two chatted, the new person ranting about various foods he had eaten during his trip. The man kept looking around him and his friend kept thumping his head to keep the man's focus on him. Jaejoong raised the book he had with him, the glossy one, and kept his face close to it. He had a feeling that the man was looking for him. Although why the man was so interested in him, Jaejoong didn't know.
The man, Yunho, waved at his taller friend, the smile plastered on his face uncomfortable but genuine enough. Jaejoong guessed that Yunho just didn't like how violent his friend was with him. As soon as Yunho's friend was gone, his smile disappeared, he then walked away and Jaejoong followed him again.
Yunho walked so fast that Jaejoong struggled to keep up with him, more than once Jaejoong had to apologize to some unsuspecting civilian whom he would bump with. Yunho entered the supermarket picking up a basket and disappearing through one of the aisles. Jaejoong cursed softly and deftly picked up a basket too. If this game of pursuit Jaejoong was playing ended up being fruitless, he might as well shop food for Yoochun, he would appreciate that.
Tiptoeing down the juices aisle, he finally spotted Yunho inspecting two juice bottles in his hands. He shook his head, this man didn't know what's good for him even if it smacked him in the face.
"Choose the left one, you weirdo." Jaejoong hissed quietly. He was itching to near the man and grab the juice bottle, needing one as well. Jaejoong left the aisle and picked up various things from the shelves, he could chase after Yunho later.
Feeling his bladder ready to burst, he tucked his basket in between two vegetable stalls and craned his neck up to look for a washroom sign. He dodged people left and right as he whizzed his way to the public washroom.
Jaejoong entered the washroom and found all the ones outside already occupied. He sighed in relief and made his way to a cubicle, locking it immediately. How those men leered at him and the way they eyed him from head to toe in two seconds flat unnerved him. As he was relieving himself, he thought up of a brilliant idea. He pulled his pants up and flushed the toilet, pushed his door open and peeked outside. There was no one left. Jaejoong grinned. After he washed his hands, he went back to his cubicle, crouched on top of the toilet and locked the door.
He waited for quite a while, which in particular was annoying Jaejoong. Didn't the men in this planet peed in a normal fashion like how girls do? Those were almost always inside a washroom, hanging out and doing whatever girls did inside a washroom. He shifted his foot, careful not to dip his boots in the bowl. The sound of footsteps echoed outside and Jaejoong realized it was getting louder. The footsteps continued into the bathroom and ended on the cubicle next to his.
He put a tentative boot down the floor and craned his neck down to see the man's footwear. Most of the man's pants covered the shoes, but Jaejoong saw it was a pair of chestnut leather shoes, expensive ones too. Jaejoong frowned, feigning a gagging motion, the man's actually sitting? Didn't he know that it was crawling with invisible vermins right now
He went back to crouching on the toilet and giggled in his hands. It was Monday and he was bored extremely. That didn't bode well for anyone. He breathed in deeply and let out a noise.
The reaction was instant and heard something smack against the wall dividing their cubicles. Jaejoong heard the man curse and he could only imagine the panicked reaction on the man's face, while darting his eyes around to look for the culprit.
"Anyone there?" asked the man, his voice wavering. Oh how Jaejoong wanted to howl with laughter. The man was scared already and it was only one pterodactyl gibberish, Jaejoong was just starting.
"Holy shit!" The man repeated the cursing, all the while rolling out the toilet paper from his stall if the rustling Jaejoong was hearing was any indication. Jaejoong pressed his ear against the wall between them and released a guttural groan, the sound awful and loud, and Jaejoong stretched out the sound.
"I swear if this is some prank it is not funny!"
Jaejoong heard the man fumble around inside the cubicle, probably struggling to pull up his pants. He saw the man's shadow become clearer and figured he was going to check if someone's inside Jaejoong's cubicle. The man cursed again seeing as there weren't any shoes on the floor.
"O-okay." Jaejoong heard a slapping sound. "You're being haunted in a public washroom. This is completely normal. I'm going to be okay. There's lots of people outside." The man was assuring himself.
Stifling his giggles, Jaejoong placed both of his hands on the walls beside him and braced himself
"GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" Jaejoong screamed until his lungs ran out of air.
Jaejoong immediately heard the other's door rattle and the man screamed his lungs out as he scrambled out of the bathroom. Feeling accomplished at what he did, Jaejoong opened his cubicle door silently and stepped outside. Something bubbled from inside his chest and he grinned, shooting his fists in the air in triumph
While laughing out loud and looking at his elated expression on the mirror, he happened to see the reflection of the cubicle next to his. The man had left his expensive looking shoes inside the stall, perfectly aligned.
"He left his shoes." Jaejoong blinked at the mirror. "He got so scared that his feet popped out of his shoes and ran outside." He whispered, a bit disbelieved at the events. Jaejoong leaned on the sink counter and laughed himself hoarse, eventually choking on his own spit.
He calmed himself down and walked outside. People were walking around normally and nothing was amiss. Jaejoong picked up his basket and beckoned to a grocery clerk.
"Yes sir?" The maroon haired worker said. Jaejoong marvelled at how adorable this kid looked with his blinding grin.
"Hey, there's this guy who ran screaming outside the bathroom. He left his shoes too." Jaejoong said, leaning down and sharing a conspiratorial look with the employee. The younger looking boy scrunched up his face.
"Idiots." The clerk said, shaking his head. Jaejoong leaned back and nodded at him.
"It happened before then?" Jaejoong asked, an amused glint in his eyes.
"Yes, this is the third time this month. I'll take care of this, sir. Thank you for letting me know." The employee bowed at him and Jaejoong smirked at the boy before he left. There was a confused expression on the boy before his eyebrows shot up. Jaejoong sped up his pace as he covered his mouth with a hand, giggling madly as he passed by people
"He knows now I guess." Jaejoong muttered, grinning at memory of the man he scared
He spotted a strange tuft of hair bouncing on someone's head and saw it was Yunho. The man was heading to the department store section of the supermarket. Jaejoong grinned at seeing the handsome man and followed him for the second time that day.
Yunho wasn't wearing any shoes.
Jaejoong's eyes widened as he watched Yunho try on a pair of shoes, chestnut coloured and almost the exact replica of the ones left in the washroom, except cheaper and not sturdy looking. He put his basket down and made his way to the man, sporting a face splitting grin. Yunho's eyes widened as he saw Jaejoong approach him, his face immediately turning red at the sight of the dark haired man.
"Where's your shoes?" Jaejoong asked innocently.
"I-I..umm..Hi mis-" Yunho stopped and corrected himself, "Hi uh..."
"Jaejoong. My name's Jaejoong."
"H-hi Jaejoong." Yunho shifted his footing and faced Jaejoong. "Um.. I threw away m-my shoes. The soles fell apart." Yunho lied. Jaejoong raised an eyebrow and clasped his hands behind him, leaning closer to Yunho. He switched his glance to the shoe in Yunho's hand.
"That looks nice." Jaejoong smiled at him.
"You haven't told me your name."
"Sorry, that was rude of me. I'm Y-yunho."
" 'Y-yunho' huh?"
Yunho cleared his throat, stepping back a bit. "Yunho." He corrected. Jaejoong nodded to the shoes.
"I'll buy them for you."
"I said I'll buy them for you, Yunho."
"W-wha-" Yunho spluttered. "Why?"
"I think I might know the culprit from the bathroom." Jaejoong whispered to him. His mask of indifference almost cracked as he restrained himself from laughing at Yunho's reddened face. The guy was reinventing the colour red.
"Y-you know..?" The shoe clattered to the floor as Yunho dropped it
"Don't worry I won't tell anyone." Jaejoong promised him. He tugged at Yunho sleeves, wary of the man's hands. He didn't wash them in his fright. "Let's go, I'm going to ask for your shoes back from this cute clerk I talked to earlier."
They found the employee. Jaejoong was delighted to see cute kid earlier, learning the man's name was Junsu. Junsu made them follow him as he led them to their lost and found storage room, letting Yunho confirm his belongings. As Yunho signed his name on the release form, Jaejoong giggled with Junsu at the back of the room, relating how he scared the poor man. Once Yunho was done, Jaejoong said farewell to Junsu, promising to visit him sometimes and led Yunho to the bathroom again. He was reluctant to follow Jaejoong but did so anyway. Jaejoong directed him at a sink.
"Wash your hands. I'll not have a friend who has not the least bit of OCD in their brain." Jaejoong airily said at Yunho, to which the man only nodded to.
"Did you sit at the toilet?" Jaejoong asked with a grimace on his face. Yunho looked at him oddly.
"Just answer it."
"Of course not. I had it covered in tissues first." Yunho glanced at Jaejoong again as he dried his hands. "You ask weird questions."
"Says the man who ran out of the bath- mmph."
Yunho covered Jaejoong's mouth. Jaejoong panicked for a bit but relaxed as he remembered the man already washed his hands. He swatted away the offending hand.
"Please refrain from saying it out loud." Yunho said, his face reddening again. Jaejoong merely stared at him and dragged him outside of the bathroom
"Come on. You're a new friend and definitely need to have dinner with me." Jaejoong declared, thrusting the man's basket to his hands and pushing him towards an aisle.
"Dinner?" Yunho voiced out. Jaejoong noted how Yunho's skin warmed up again. Oh right, this guy was pining for him at the start, even feigning a stumble just to have contact with Jaejoong's body. Jaejoong shrugged not really caring, he liked Yunho already. Maybe someday he'll tell him who really made him run out of the washroom. Someday.
"Yes, with a friend of mine. Unless you want that onl we ave dinner together." Jaejoong said, a sly smile on his face
"N-no. I don't mind." Yunho quickly said. "Unless you want to of course."
"Dinner for two it is then." Jaejoong agreed. Pterodactyl noises were really useful, especially in making friends into potentia boyfriends
"Huh. I'm gay?" Jaejoong asked himself. He turned around and stared at Yunho. Yunho stared right back. "Are you gay? For me at least." He asked.
"Unless you say yes, there's no point in having dinner alone with me." Jaejoong pointed out. He watched as various expressions passed Yunho's face.
"Yes." Yunho finally said. "For you, yes." Jaejoong grinned and pecked Yunho on the lips, surprising the taller man.
"You didn't flinch. That's good." Jaejoong said thoughtfully, picking at the vegetables in front of him and dropped them on Yunho's basket. "You should respond next time. The kiss isn't as magical if the participants don't participate."
"Jaejoong, you're weird."
"I know." Jaejoong dropped another item on the basket and looked around. No people, no mirrors and no security cameras around. He grabbed Yunho's neck and crashed his lips against the taller man's own. Jaejoong almost lost his balance but Yunho caught his waist and held him against the taller man's chest. Yunho was participating and Jaejoong's legs turned to jelly
"I should scare people often." Jaejoong whispered through the kiss. Yunho's hand tugged at Jaejoong's hair, making his head tilt back. The man was skilled
"What?" Yunho breathed as he leaned on Jaejoong's forehead. Jaejoong felt lightheaded and he smiled at Yunho.
"Nothing. Come on friend. e have a dinner to prepare." Jaejoong leered at Yunho, letting his hands drop down to the man's abs and hooking a finger on Yunho's belt. He tugged at it and quickly untangled himself from Yunho and turned to lead the way. Alright, making pterodactyl noises was the best way to mak friends.
The end. Hope you enjoyed :D This can be read at my asianfanfics account: xinef919. :)