The sound of the tambourine was defeaning, but you didn’t mind, your friends were just having fun.
Endless bottles of beers and soju were lying lifeless on the table, and you already felt a little bit light-headed.
'One more?', Seungho asked you and stretched a lemon beer out to you.
'Why the fuck not?', you asked and you both laughed, taking the beer from him.
'You know what, I love how you can just casually curse like that.', Seungho said while looking at you, obviously a little drunk as well. ‘It just sounds so natural when you curse, as if you really don’t give a damn what anybody thinks.’
'Yang Seungho, are you perhaps complimenting me?', you asked and nudged him with your elbow.
'Compliment or not, it's the truth. Plus, it's sexy when you swear.’, he added and gave you a cocky wink.
'Hyeong, stop calling your friend sexy, people will get the wrong idea.', Mir, who was sitting next to Seungho, intervened in the discussion.
‘Her? My friend?’, Seungho asked, eyes wide and a little pouting. ‘If I would look at her as a friend, things would be much easier, wouldn’t they, Mir?’, Seungho asked and flung his arm around Mir’s shoulder.
Your hand froze on the bottle. Things would be easier? Not his friend? You didn’t know what to believe, but you sure hoped you didn’t misunderstand him.
The song one of your other friends sang finished, and all of you started applauding for him.
'Waaa, G.O oppa, your voice is amazing!', you exclaimed happily and received a smile as thanks from him.
‘Ya..’, Seungho mumbled and slid closer to you. 'Why do you call him oppa?'
You slightly frowned at him and took another clumsy sip of your beer.
'Because he's older than me.', you explained.
‘I’m older than you as well.’, Seungho replied.
'And your point is…?', you asked, but you already knew what he wanted to hear.
'Why don't you call me oppa as well?', he then asked, not looking at you anymore, clearly embarrassed.
You grabbed his hand, holding it between your hands, and made him look at you.
'Seungho oppaaaa~~~~', you said in the cutest way possible and you saw his cheeks going scarlet.
'You like that, don't you?', you asked and smiled at him.
'Who wants to sing next?', Mir asked and Seungho rapidly pulled his hand away, looking at the song list in the notebook.
’______ and I will sing a song together.’, Seungho then said.
'Are we?', you asked surprised.
Seungho handed you a mic, telling you to step onto the tiny stage in front of the TV.
'What song are we singing?', you asked.
'You know it, don't worry.', Seungho replied while coming next to you, a microphone in his hand as well.
And then you heard it, from the first second, you already knew what song it was.
'♪ Something happens when I see you, don’t know what I should do. I can’t explain it, don’t know why I’m so caught up on you. ♫', Seungho started singing the beginning of Brian’s & Jay Park’s “Can’t Stop.” You loved this long, and you were sure you mentioned it before to Seungho, and he remembered.
He was looking at you, smiling, his cheeks red from the alcohol, his eyes sweet.
‘♪ I just want you to know. My feeling’s outta control. When ya around me, I just lose it all. ♫’, he sang and your part came.
'♪ I can’t stop, I won’t stop. Ain’t stoppin’ till you’re mine. Oh boy I need you by my side. ♫’, you sang, your voice sounding terrible, but you didn’t care. Your heart was beating like crazy, and you were feeling amazing.
'♪ I said I won’t stop, I can’t stop. So take my hand and come with me, can’t you see. ♫', Seungho’s part came, and he stretched his hand out, intertwining his fingers with yours. ‘♪ All I need is you oh baby. ♫’
'♪ Why you actin’ like you don’t even hear me? ♫'. you sang again, your heart racing even faster now that your hands were touching. '♪ Can’t you see that without you boy my life has no meaning. Need you in my life. Oh boy you make me better. Can’t we stay together? ♫', you asked and looked at Seungho with puppy eyes, making him giggle. The sweetest giggle you've heard in your life. It felt as if the other people weren't even inside the room. '♪ I can’t help it baby. ♫'
'♪ I can’t stop fallin’ in love, love, love. ♫’, both of you sang, and you almost gasped when Seungho lovingly put his palm on your face. '♪ I said I can’t stop fallin’ in love, love, love. ♫'
You took two steps back, being overwhelmed by how close he was to you.
' ♪ J-J-Just t-tell me what you need. ♫', you stuttered at the first verse, still flustered because of Seungho, who was looking at you with incredibly loving eyes. '♪ And boy I guarantee, that we were meant to be. Baby you know this. ♫'
‘♪ You are the reason that I am existing, and I’m standing here to tell you my feelings oh baby. ♫’, Seungho’s part came, and he was moving closer to you. ‘♪ Just come on over, girl I’ll show ya, I’ll always love ya. ♫’, he continued, and suddenly, you felt his arm around your back, pulling you towards him, his chubby lips connecting with yours.
Your mic fell out of your hand, and your heart completely stopped.
He was kissing you, his tongue wanting to invade your mouth and you letting him, and you could hear Mir scream at the two of you.
You slowly pulled away, looking at him, his eyes even gentler than before.
'Why didn't you pull away?', he asked.
'Why did you kiss me?', you asked.
'YA! What was that??', Mir screamed at the both of you and you finally unglued yourself from Seungho's body.
'G-Good acting.', you stuttered. 'Right?', you asked as you turned to Seungho.
'Y-Yeah…', he almost whispered his reply.