TFAN, Part 31

Title: The Fight About Nothing
Author: aquariuslover
Pairing: KyuWook
Rating: R
Genre: Friendship, Love
Beta: unicornsinger


Summary: This is a completely fictional tale about the thin line between love and friendship, and how easily that line can become blurred.



TFAN Chapters

Chapter Thirty One

Ryeowook smiled as he walked into the small chapel in the hospital and saw Kyuhyun sitting in one of the middle pews alone. Ryeowook took a deep breath and walked softly up to the other man ‘til he was standing behind him, unnoticed. Ryeowook could see the tension in the other man’s shoulders, and he couldn’t resist reaching out and placing a comforting hand on his shoulder.


In response to the unexpected touch, Kyuhyun reached up and placed both his hands on Ryeowook’s hand. “If I was a crazy stalker, you could be in real trouble now,” Ryeowook told Kyuhyun, who had clasped on to his hand tightly with both of his.

“Aww, but I would know this touch anywhere…even before we tarnished it forever. It was the touch that wiped the tears from my eyes, the touch that woke me from nightmares, the touch that soothed me, and the touch that eased me off to sleep.”

“Kyuhyun, are you okay?” Ryeowook asked, at a loss. This somber version of Kyuhyun was so different from what he had been dealing with for the past few months.

“No, I am hiding from the world, actually. How did you find me?” Kyuhyun asked as Ryeowook pulled his hand away.

“Well, my Kyuhyun radar has always worked perfectly, but the chapel was the easy choice,” Ryeowook informed him as he sat down beside him, careful not to touch him.

“If I were more myself, I am sure this is a perfect opportunity for a gaydar joke,” Kyuhyun said, smiling at Ryeowook half-heartedly.

“Not really. They are two completely different things, and you lack both,” Ryeowook said, unable to keep from reaching up and brushing a hand through Kyuhyun’s hair that was an unruly mess.

Kyuhyun reached up and grabbed Ryeowook’s hand and pulled it down to his lap. “I am so sorry.”

“Shhh…you look so tired. Look at you. It’s only been a couple days, but you look like it’s been a hundred years,” Ryeowook told him, concerned for the fragile man in front of him.

“Everything has fallen apart; the ruin that Yunho warned me of is upon me,” Kyuhyun told Ryeowook, fighting hard to keep his desperation under control.

“No, it isn’t,” Ryeowook disagreed, squeezing Kyuhyun’s hand tightly.

“You knew we could never be together. You tried to convince me. I made it so hard for you, and you were right all along. I am so sorry for making you believe otherwise. How can you ever forgive me? Do you hate me?” Kyuhyun asked, brokenheartedly needing absolution.

“Hate you? Never. We just go back to being friends. No harm done. I could never hate you,” Ryeowook said, reaching up with his free hand to force Kyuhyun to look him in the eye. “I love you no matter what. Our friendship is very sacred to me, and as long as I have that, I’m good.”

Ryeowook watched Kyuhyun, and it was like he could actually see some of the tension leave his body. “You once said it was the most important thing, and you were right. It is the most important thing.”

“Yes, it is,” Ryeowook agreed, nodding his head in agreement.

Kyuhyun collapsed, placing his head in Ryeowook’s lap. “When my mother told me that my dad was injured…that he might die, everything changed. It’s like I finally understood all the warnings you, Eunhyuk, and Yunho spoke of. I felt so guilty.”

“Guilty?”

“Before my mother called, I said that there was nothing in the world that would make me give you up.”

“I still don’t understand how that makes it your fault?”

“I am a horrible, arrogant, selfish person. I would disgrace my family, destroy Super Junior, and risk our friendship, all for my own greed. I am surrounded by people who constantly think of others, but all I ever think of is myself. My accident taught me nothing in humility, but my father’s accident taught me more than I ever wanted to know.”

“A humble Kyuhyun? I can’t even imagine such a creature,” Ryeowook teased, trying to lighten the mood.

“I am serious,” Kyuhyun insisted, looking up at the other man.

“And I will believe it when I see it,” Ryeowook replied, smiling down at him.

“You think you know me so well,” Kyuhyun said, reaching up to gently pinch Ryeowook’s nose.

“This isn’t the act of a humble man,” Ryeowook said, pushing Kyuhyun’s hand away.

“I’ve missed my human pillow.”

“Always glad to help,” Ryeowook told him, looking down at the younger man as he ran his hand gently through his hair, causing Kyuhyun to close his eyes. “So Heechul…”

“Heechul! I am never going to forgive him. Did he tell you what he did?” Kyuhyun eyes flashed open, and he sat up quickly, clearly agitated.

“He did. So, how is your mom handling it?” Ryeowook asked, dreading the answer.

“How do I know? What time is it?” Kyuhyun asked suddenly, when he realized he had totally lost track of time

“It’s late, almost midnight.” Ryeowook answered him. It had taken Ryeowook a couple hours after his talk with Heechul to find the courage to face Kyuhyun and his family. “What? How do you not know how your mom is?”

“I’ve been hiding from her. I will talk to her again…when she’s senile and old,” Kyuhyun said, plopping back down on Ryeowook’s lap.

“I see…how exactly is that supposed to work?”

“It’s called avoidance, and it’s going to work. I told her that we are just friends and that Heechul is crazy.”

“She didn’t believe you?”

“No, I could tell she didn’t. I’m like a real shitty liar right now. Donghae could lie better than me,” Kyuhyun said, reaching for one of Ryeowook’s hands to hold.

“Well, since we are in a chapel, that might be a good thing. What did she say? I might be avoiding her myself?” Ryeowook asked as he watched Kyuhyun cling to his hand.

“That she loves me. She loves you. It’s going to be okay. Nothing will ever make her or dad stop loving me.”

“Well, that’s good,” Ryeowook sighed in relief.

“No, it isn’t. My mother thinks I’m gay; that isn’t good.”

“You kinda are…were,” Ryeowook told the man in his lap.

“I told you that I was - ”

“Yes, yes, I know - Ryeosexual - but that word only exists in your own special reality. You should be grateful that you have such an understanding mother,” Ryeowook interrupted to explain.

“Grateful? Not sure how it could get much worse.”

“Well, she could have disowned you. Told you that you were going to burn in hell. This is seriously a good thing.”

“No…no…it is not a good thing when your mom thinks you are gay. It’s like…I wanted to die right there on the spot. It’s so not fair, because I had already decided to give you up,” Kyuhyun pouted.

Ryeowook’s eyes narrowed. “Then exactly why am I here, comforting you? Serving as your human pillow?”

The irritation in Ryeowook’s voice caused Kyuhyun to jump up again. “Ryeowook, I thought we had already established…that we were going to discontinue any gay activities?”

“You are starting to piss me off,” Ryeowook said, vexed as the look of utter confusion on Kyuhyun’s face made him explain further. “You said you gave me up. I thought we just established our friendship is unaffected. So I-”

“We did. We will be friends forever,” Kyuhyun insisted, wide-eyed, as he tried to figure out what exactly had set Ryeowook off.

“You didn’t give me up then,” Ryeowook told him, frowning, obviously still annoyed.

“I am, like, really sorry. Don’t be mad at me. Umm…I was totally wrong,” Kyuhyun begged, looking extremely pitiful.

“Do you even know why I am mad?” Ryeowook asked, crossing his legs to prevent Kyuhyun from reclaiming his lap as his personal pillow.

“No,” Kyuhyun admitted reluctantly.

“I’m angry because after years of friendship, a bond that is second to none....we are so much more then, I quote, ‘gay activities.’ I hate calling it that, by the way.”

“I know…well, not really. I’m still really confused as to why you are upset,” Kyuhyun told the miffed man sitting next to him. “I didn’t mean to imply anything bad. I love you very, very, very much. I can give up our…activities, but I could never give you up. You are, like, it for me. You are number one…tops with me. I am totally saying this in a chapel, and you know I am really afraid of God right now, so you know it’s true. I know there isn’t anything that could ever happen that could make you any less in my heart. We will be the - ”

“Kyuhyun, stop babbling and lay back down,” Ryeowook said, uncrossing his legs and offering his lap to Kyuhyun again.

“You aren’t still mad?” Kyuhyun asked, lying down quickly before Ryeowook could change his mind.

“No, you might be a little squirrelly right now, but you gave the right answer. I guess I’m just tired, too, and sex just makes everything more complicated,” Ryeowook said, as one hand gently started to run up and down Kyuhyun’s arm.

“It’s all my fault. If it had been up to you, we would never have done anything. I kept pushing. I really am sorry,” Kyuhyun insisted as his eyes started to close.

“No, I’m sorry, too. We are both just tired, and a lot has happened. Go to sleep, and we will check on your dad when you wake up,” Ryeowook told him as Kyuhyun turned on his side, his head still on Ryeowook’s lap.

“But we can’t; my mom will be there,” Kyuhyun said while letting out a huge yawn.

“You are not avoiding your mother for the rest of your life. You are lucky to have such a mother. I might die of embarrassment tomorrow, but we are going to face her,” Ryeowook informed the sleepy man.

“Hopefully she will be so relieved to see me, she won’t bring up any gay talk. I think I might pass out if I have to talk about it again with her,” Kyuhyun admitted as he snuggled in to Ryeowook’s lap.

“We need to call her and tell her you’re fine. She doesn’t need to be worrying about you,” Ryeowook, always the more considerate one of the pair, told Kyuhyun.

“You go right ahead. I’m going to bed. Sleeping, already sleeping,” Kyuhyun said, pretending to make snoring noises.

Ryeowook gritted his teeth, exasperated at the man in his lap. “I will call her, and I will check on your dad for you, considering he is in the hospital.”

“You are wonderful. Could you massage my back at the same time? It’s been a long time, and I feel really tense,” Kyuhyun couldn’t help but asking.

“Go to sleep!” Ryeowook snapped.

“I love you…in a purely platonic way,” Kyuhyun sweetly told Ryeowook, causing the other man to bite his lower lip.

After a moment of fighting the urge to toss Kyuhyun on the floor, Ryeowook took out his phone and reluctantly dialed Mrs. Cho’s number. She answered quickly, “I’m fine…you shouldn’t have worried…he’s with me…stranger than usual, but he will be okay…how is Mr. Cho?” Ryeowook stopped talking and listened intently. Kyuhyun, who was pretending to sleep, was listening to every word. “That’s great…I will make sure Kyuhyun is there first thing in the morning…no, I think it’s best if he just stays with me tonight, if that is alright with you…I…I...I...ummm…un...der...stand…tha...that’s really…ni...nice…of-”

Kyuhyun jumped up and grabbed the phone away from a stuttering Ryeowook. “Mother, we are not gay. Nothing gay is going on! We are in the freaking chapel. I don’t know-”

Ryeowook jerked his phone away from Kyuhyun and glared. “Mrs. Cho, I am so sorry…he is clearly disturbed…sleep will do him worlds of good…we will talk in the morning…goodbye,” Ryeowook said, hanging up quickly before Kyuhyun could grab the phone back.

“Umm…I am just going to go back to sleep now,” Kyuhyun said, lying down quickly on Ryeowook’s lap, stretching his legs out on the pew.

“Your poor mother. I have nothing but compassion for that woman,” Ryeowook informed the intolerable younger man.

“Well, I didn’t want her to think we were doing anything…too friendly. She would have stayed awake dwelling on it. I was actually being thoughtful. We are just friends again, so she need never worry about what wasn’t meant to be,” Kyuhyun said, yawning as he wrapped his hand around one of Ryeowook’s legs. “Did she say how dad was doing?”

“He woke up.” Ryeowook told Kyuhyun. Ryeowook pushed Kyuhyun down as the other man tried to sit up again. “He’s sleeping now. You need to sleep, too. We will go see him in the morning.

“That’s great,” Kyuhyun said, suddenly feeling tears of relief building in his eyes. “I can’t wait to talk to him.”

“You will first thing in the morning,” Ryeowook said as he started to massage Kyuhyun’s back, sending the other man instantly to sleep.

***************


“You know, come to think of it, this should probably be a family moment,” Ryeowook said, hesitating before entering the small waiting room that lead to Kyuhyun’s father’s room that next morning.

“Do you think so?” Kyuhyun asked, looking down at Ryeowook, appearing sympathetic ‘til he opened the door and pushed the other man inside.

“Where the hell have you two been?” Sungmin said, jumping up from the couch that he had been sharing with Eunhyuk when Ryeowook stumbled inside with Kyuhyun right behind him.

Ryeowook just stared speechlessly at Sungmin, because he really didn’t have a good answer for his absence.

Kyuhyun, who was restored to form after sleeping, snapped, “I have been asleep; is that okay with you? I was tired, considering I had been awake for days because of my dad.” Kyuhyun then placed a hand on Ryeowook’s neck, squeezing meanly. “And this one lost his phone in all his drunken debauchery.”

“Drinking again, at a time like this? Shame on you! Did you find your phone at least?” Sungmin asked, scolding the younger man. Eunhyuk, who was still on the couch, was studying them both closely.

“Finally, at the sixth bar he revisited, he found it. The waitress who had it didn’t even know who he was, luckily. So, we all don’t have to change our numbers, thank God,” Kyuhyun answered, lying perfectly. Kyuhyun then stepped away from Ryeowook to go to the window that showed his father in his room, talking to his mother.

“Are you sure they didn’t get in it?” Sungmin asked, dreading the thought of getting a new number.

“I’m sure; it is password-locked. Kyuhyun can’t even get in it,” Ryeowook assured Sungmin.

“I hope you are done with all the drinking, because it’s seriously getting to be a problem,” Eunhyuk told him, his eyes hard.

“I am,” Ryeowook assured Eunhyuk, but his eyes were on Kyuhyun’s parents, who were talking in the other room. “Wow, I didn’t expect him to look so good.”

“Me either,” Kyuhyun said as he walked past Ryeowook to the door to his father’s room. Ryeowook watched as Kyuhyun walked up to his father, bent down and embraced him. Ryeowook smiled as he watched them, until he felt Mrs. Cho’s eyes on him, and he immediately went and sat down next to Eunhyuk, out of her sight.

“Sungmin, aren’t you supposed to be picking up a certain sister from the airport?” Eunhyuk asked.

“You are coming with me,” Sungmin told Eunhyuk as he sat down beside him. “No way am I going alone.”

“Donghae said he wanted to go, so I thought I would let him. The more of us there, the bigger chance of causing a scene.”

“True. Well, since Donghae is at the dorms, I have to go get him and then go to the airport. Why Mrs. Cho volunteered me to go, I don’t know,” Sungmin grumbled, standing back up.

“You should be honored she is intrusting her only daughter to you,” Eunhyuk said, smiling.

“You have met Ahra, right? So not an honor,” Sungmin insisted. “She’s the female version of Kyuhyun.”

“You should get along great then,” Ryeowook couldn’t resist teasing.

“We most certainly do not get along. I’m leaving now, but don’t let him near any alcohol!” Sungmin said, pointing at Ryeowook on his way out.

“I won’t.” Eunhyuk promised Sungmin as the other man left the room. Sungmin wasn’t gone a second before Eunhyuk was up, shutting the doors to the waiting room.

“Heechul knows? Heechul said Mrs. Cho knows? When Heechul cornered me…I didn’t’ know what to say. What are we going to do?” Eunhyuk asked, sitting down beside Ryeowook, at a complete loss.

“They only know about something that was over before it started,” Ryeowook explained to Eunhyuk. “The moment Kyuhyun heard of his father’s accident, he gave up on his crazy dream. He realized the danger of the fire he had been playing with, and his brain finally started working.”

“Why do you sound so sad about it? Isn’t this what you wanted all along?” Eunhyuk asked as he took in the beaten look Ryeowook now allowed to be visible.

Ryeowook laughed bitterly. “No, it’s not want I wanted. I wanted for it to be okay. I guess I wanted to live in another time and place where you could love somebody without being so afraid all the time. That’s what I wanted.”

“Ryeowook-”

“Don’t. I know this is for the best. I’ve always known. I may have let myself be fooled for a couple, short, sweet hours…but I always knew,” Ryeowook said, reaching up and wiping his eyes before the tears could escape them.

Eunhyuk looked at the younger man, his heart breaking for him. “Did something else happen…something that makes it harder now?”

Ryeowook shook his head, collecting himself. “Well, of course, heaven forbid it not be as painful as possible. I finally gave in to him. I finally believed it was possible to be together, only to have reality step in and rip any such delusions from me, leaving a gaping wound in my soul.”

“Ryeowook,” Eunhyuk said sympathetically with a warm heart, as he wrapped an arm around the younger man.

“You have been a good friend…better than we ever deserved. I can’t ever thank you enough, Hyung,” Ryeowook said, putting his mask back in place.

“I won’t lie. I wanted this to happen. I wanted him to come to his senses, but I never wanted you to get hurt. I never wanted that. That you gave in - ”

“Nobody else can ever know. I only tell you, because you’ve shared the burden with us up ‘til now. To everybody else who has found out, I will just say that we got confused, that the line between love and friendship got blurred…no harm done.”

***********


“I can’t believe there was like a whole forest full of bears, and not one of them could have eaten you!” Kyuhyun told his sister hatefully, staring daggers at her as they strolled into their father’s room.

“Baby Bubba, why so moody? Oh, I forgot you lost a pair of balls, didn’t you? No worry, you never used them anyway,” Ahra said, smiling adorably at her younger brother, who was snarling at her. She then walked up to their father and gave him a kiss on the cheek.

“Hey, Sweetheart,” Mr. Cho told his daughter, smiling brightly at both of his children. The days had passed quickly, and he was in his own private room now. “What’s this about balls? Kyuhyun, are you playing sports now?”

Kyuhyun smiled fondly at his father, trying to ignore his sister’s snickering as he took a sit in the chair beside the bed. “I not long ago played basketball with Yunho and Changmin.”

“Those two are decent young men. I approve of your choice of friends,” his father told him.

“I know I definitely approve of Changmin. How come you’ve never introduced me to him?” Ahra asked her brother as she remained standing at her father’s bedside, smiling sweetly down at him.

“Because you are too old for him? He isn’t into old noonas,” Kyuhyun told her, smiling just as sweetly up at her.

Ahra’s mouth dropped open in indignation. “I know you didn’t.”

“Oh, I did,” Kyuhyun said, smirking as he took a sip from the bottled water he had brought in with him.

Ahra’s eyes flashed dangerously at Kyuhyun and then she asked innocently, “Oh that reminds me. How is Ryeowook doing? I haven’t got to spend hardly any time with him.”

Kyuhyun was instantly on guard. “He’s good, as far as I know. He said he would be by today to check on dad. He and Yesung have lots of preparation to do for the concert in Japan. They have been picking up some of the workload for me, so I can focus more on my family.”

“Oh, well, that’s comforting. I heard a nasty rumor that he was heartbroken, because he was dumped by some total bitch.”

Kyuhyun’s face looked murderous. “She wasn’t a bitch. They just realized that they were better off as friends. There aren’t any hard feelings between them.”

Ahra stared back at him, unflinching. “That’s good, and I’m sure he’s much better off.”

“Agreed,” Kyuhyun told her, smiling with all his teeth showing.

Mr. Cho, who had been watching the two of them bicker, spoke up, “Sweetheart, do you mind going and getting me some ice cream?”

“Dad, are you supposed to have ice cream?” Ahra asked, suddenly turning around to direct her entire focus on her father now.

“No, but be a good daughter and go get me some anyways. You know the place I like, right?” He asked sweetly to his daughter, with a mischievous grin on his face that both of his children had inherited from him.

“Dad! Mom will kill me.”

“Oh, that’d be a terrible shame, wouldn’t it?” Kyuhyun mumbled under his breath from the chair he was sitting in.

“Sweetheart, don’t worry, you would be helping your dear old dad. I can’t handle another bowl of broth. The doctor’s said they were probably going to advance my diet today, and I promise, I feel fine,” Mr. Cho said, shaking his head eagerly at the thought of real food.

“Alright, you’ve convinced me. I will buy us both some. Poor Kyuhyun is lactose-intolerant now, so he will just have to watch.”

Kyuhyun, who had been sipping on his bottle of water, ended up spewing it everywhere. “Conversing with my stalker, I see!”

“Kyuhyun, I don’t know what you are talking about. She’s a perfectly nice girl,” Ahra said, pulling out her cell phone.

“If you like the mentally unstable…and you would!” Kyuhyun threw back at her and turned to his father. “Dad, tell me the devil rose up from the Earth on the day she was born and gave her to you to raise? I know I can’t really be related to her!”

“Kyuhyun.” Mr. Cho warned.

“Dad, don’t be bothered by his rudeness. I am leaving anyway to get your ice cream. I just have to call Sungmin first.”

“Sungmin? Why Sungmin?” Kyuhyun asked, annoyed, with a big frown on his face.

“Well, he is my hottie chauffeur. Plus, he really likes me. He might not know it yet, but he totally does,” Ahra told him, delighted at how irritated Kyuhyun looked at the thought.

Kyuhyun stood up glaring at her. “Sungmin is my friend, back off!”

“Kyuhyun!” Mr. Cho warned again, rolling his eyes at his children.

“I gotta go now,” Ahra said, kissing her father’s cheek again. On her way out, she stopped to whisper in Kyuhyun’s ear. “I hope we can control ourselves. Would that be awkward for you…your sister and your roommate being lovers?”

“Delusional much?” Kyuhyun growled at her as she left the room. As soon as his sister was out of the room, he shut the door and turned around, delighted. “Fool!” Kyuhyun proclaimed, snapping his fingers in victory.

“You are good,” Mr. Cho said, smiling at his devious son.

Kyuhyun sat back down in the chair, all smug, lifting his feet up and resting them on his father’s bed. “I can’t help it. I’m a genius. I better be the best man at that wedding.”

“I don’t know; he is pretty close with Eunhyuk, Shindong and Ryeowook, too,” Mr. Cho pointed out to his son, who was relaxing comfortably now.

“He might be close to them, but I am his favorite. We’ve been roommates forever; we’re tight. I’m the brother he wishes he had,” Kyuhyun said, picking up a magazine from the bedside table.

“So, you are happy?” Mr. Cho asked his son, who did indeed appear happy.

“I’m very happy. You are better than we could have ever hoped for,” Kyuhyun told him as he flipped through the magazine with a huge smile on his face.

“You wouldn’t be lying to me, would you? You’ve always been excellent at it. It was a skill your mother tried to break you of. I guess I should of stepped in and helped her more, but you never used it maliciously…it was more of a way for you to protect yourself.”

Kyuhyun sat the magazine down and looked at his father, bewildered. “Dad, I’m not lying. We thought we were going to lose you, and here you are, better than ever, with a repaired aorta, minus a spleen, and with some new blood in you. We are all blessed.”

Mr. Cho looked slightly uncomfortable, causing Kyuhyun concern. Kyuhyun got up from his chair and approached his father’s bedside. “Your mother wanted me to talk to you.”

Kyuhyun’s eyes flew wide open, alarm setting in. “Dad, we don’t ever need to have this conversation.”

“Well, honestly I don’t want to have it, but your mother - ”

“We will say we had it. Confused, blurred lines, and sanity has returned. See, we had the conversation,” Kyuhyun told his father, trying to stay calm.

“She told me that’s what you would tell me. That you and Ryeowook have the same story down,” his father informed him as he looked at his son compassionately. “Kyuhyun, you wouldn’t risk being unhappy forever just to please me, would you?”

“I am not unhappy,” Kyuhyun insisted, taking his father’s hand.

“You care for Ryeowook. It’s always been so easy to see, even for an old man like me,” his father told him, holding on to his hand.

“He’s my friend. He will always be my friend. We are more than fine with that. I just got crazy for awhile. I won’t deny that, but sanity is restored now. We are just friends, and that’s all we will ever be.”

“Well, good then,” his father told him, his eyes full of adoration for his only son.

“Yes, good,” Kyuhyun agreed, sighing in relief, and sat back down in the chair.

After a comfortable silence, his father spoke up again. “You know no father wants their son to be a homosexual. It isn’t exactly something you can admit during church or brag about at work.”

Kyuhyun’s eyes darted back up toward his father. “No, I suppose not.”

“But most fathers have simple minded sons who live their lives in straight lines. I, on the other hand, have you, and there has never been anything simple about you. You don’t love lightly; you never have.”

“Dad,” Kyuhyun said, standing up in dread now and going to his father’s bedside again.

“I don’t ever want details…ever. I want that to be clear right now.”

“What are you talking about?” Kyuhyun questioned, feeling the panic start to set in. “Do we need to put your oxygen back on? I don’t think you are getting any oxygen to your brain.”

“Kyuhyun, I would feel so shamed if you settled for anything. You are not one that settles, and if you did it for me and your mother, that would break our heart. I want you to be happy and ornery for all of your life,” Mr. Cho said, taking Kyuhyun’s hand. “You always have our support…unless you take up with that stalker girl. I can’t support that,” Mr. Cho told him with a goofy smile.

Kyuhyun jerked away from his father. “I am going to go get a nurse. Apparently you’re having a relapse. Talking out of your head.”

“You are going to think talking out of my head when I get up out of this bed and smack your ass,” Mr. Cho told him, but his affection for his frazzled son was obvious in his every word.

“Dad, just stop, please,” Kyuhyun begged as he backed farther away from his father.

“You know Ryeowook is quite the chef; he could help me out on Thursdays…maybe we could rotate the cooking. One week I cook, and the next week he cooks,” Mr. Cho said, amused at the look of wide eyed panic on his son’s face.

“Dad, don’t talk crazy. I am going to go get the nurse right now,” Kyuhyun said as he opened the door to find the nurses. He almost walked into Yunho, who had been about to knock on the door.

“Hyung!”
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this is the first time ever that i cried over a chapter. i admit that i am a sap, but it takes more than a couple of nicholas sparks tragedies to make me all weepy. :( i feel the daggers on my heart when ryeowook yielded to reality, and just when he gave in to kyu. :( i am still sad albeit the wittiest, most clever ahra comebacks. (also, i can now see where kyu got his snarkiness: daddy cho.)

PMSing is so out of the question, but, yeah. i shall comment more coherently when i get over this weepy phase.
Ahhhh!!! This story has the best humor! I LMAO so hard at the gaydar reference.
Woow~~~ I am actually a bit surprised that Kyu's dad is so okay about the relationship! YEY!!! (Hopefully the mom will be okay with it as well.)
AHHHHHHHHH!!! Only one chapter to go! I don't want it to end... But at the same time I do because I want to know if KyuWook will get a happy ending!!!
Thanks for another great chapter! <3
awwwwwwwwwwww im happy everything's falling into place coz these two had a long bumpy ride because of their problems...
Mr. Cho is so funny and sweet...
i laughed so hard when kyu said the devil gave ahra to their parents to raise...*LMAO*
is this the second to the last chapter??? I wanna cry...I will seriously suffer with separation anxiety with your fic...many of us will. THanks for writing and sharing one of the greatest fics ever written in miracle :) Im happy you wrote something as epic as this and its kyuwook! many loved them because of this fic...and Kyuwook fans are very happy ^^
You flatter me! Thank you dear!

I love how some see misery ahead and some see hope!

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
Omg no they get together now they are just back to being friends :(

Ahra is hysterical, the interaction you have between her and Kyu is so comical.

I can't believe the father took it so lightly.
Kyu was blessed with really great parents, because if they were normal parents I am sure they would have killed him and Ahra years ago. LOL

Thanks so much for commenting!
DADDY CHO APPROVES OF RYEOWOOK BECAUSE SHE IS A PERFECT HOUSEWIFE ROFL

Kyuhyun and Ryeowook. DON'T GET BACK TO BEING FRIENDS FOR GOD'S SAKE
Kyuhyun's parents XD OMG OMG
TT^TT did you mention about the end? why oh why? ;____; this fic has been my life for about.... uhm.. i don't know but i've read it from the first time you posted itin the community and now it's going to end ;____;
but it's okay if it would give me a happy kyuwook ending :3
Kyuhyun's family is pure of awesomeness!
i don't want to say this but... i'm excited to read the ending ;___;
i don't really want to say this but.. i hope you'll update soon ;____;
i don't really want this fic to end ;___;
okay~ my bad. :))
awesome as always~ <3
Awe, you make me so happy. I love that you stuck with it! Always giving me feedback! Thanks so much!

I am fond of my TFAN universe so I am not going to discard it anytime soon. I will probably do one shots or a sequel.

Thanks so much for commenting!
i'm happy that Kyu's dad is okay with it. wookie and kyu's conversation is touching. i feel like crying because of the giving up thing. :( anyway, awesome chapter! :D
DARLING I DON'T WANT THIS SERIES TO END SOBS SOBS SOBS
I'm feeling sad... and i think it's because next chapter will be the last.

Kyu's dad is so lovely. I'm happy that he's okay, and he's also comprehensive. Kyu finally faced the reality... I want to cry when i see RyeoWook sad ): I just want them to be happy and smile truthfully so much.

Ahra!! I think she can't be another thing than KyuHyun's sister!
EunHyuk, i have no words to him, he is just a great hyung, so many thngs pass trough my mind now!! I'm wondering so many things for the end.

Hope everything be fine! ^^

Thank you thank you thank you for this, like always made my day, i don't have words to express my feelings!

(Sorry, i'm so sleepy that my english is even worse)
Thank you for such a lovely comment!

I am not sure why I made Kyu's parents so wonderful, but I couldn't help it. Good parents are a rarity these days.

I hope you enjoy the ending!

Thanks so much for commenting!
omo....
i love this chapter...
kyu has interesting family...
keh3...bickering kyu n ahra sooo funny....
wookie soo heartbroken...
sadddd.......T_T
kyu...don't push wookie away...
u got approval from ur family...
sad coz this will be second last chapter...
the best kyuwook story ever...
Thanks so much!!! Such kind words!

I am glad you enjoyed the bickering Cho kids!

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
Do not Want series to end! Very good story! TTT.TTT noooo! The kyuwook is over in this chapter but they are still friends! Hopefully they both get what they want and lol a mrCho for want wookie to be a house wife. I believe wookie would make a good housewife for everyone even girls. Lol but still you broke the kyuwook can you fix it pleeze?
Thank you so much!

You will just have to wait for the ending.:):):)

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
Awe, my friend I missed your pretty comments!

I only do one story at a time, over the years from observing my favorite writers I think they fall in a trap when they start something new before finished what they started.

So 'Damaged' will have to be done, then I will do Amy's one shot. The TFAN universe and the 'Damaged' universe are the same.....so who knows.

Thanks always!!!
It's so sad but happy at the same time cause his parents are chill but he's being all... kyuhyunnie
NOOO!!! I DON'T WANT THIS SERIES TO END!!! IT'S SUCH A UBER GOOD STORY!!!! Can you make a sequel to it?????? *smiles*
AHAHA, I LOVE THE BROTHER + SISTER BICKERS :D it's pretteh awesome! :D
Nuuu!!! Kyuwook's over in the chapel D: I hope they get back with each other!! keke
I REALLY WANT YOU TO WRITE A SEQUEL!!! keke, (sorry for being a bit demanding, but IT WAS SUCH A GREAT STORY! I squealed everytime you updated LOL)
Hope you update ASAP :D
Thank you so much!!!!

I have already promised a one shot of TFAN to Amy, so that is a certainty. I am toying with the idea of a sequel.

Thanks again for reading and commenting!
You're always making me cried and laughed so hard in a chapter .___. How could that be? Tsk tsk tsk
I feel like i wanna print this series out and make it looks like a novel so i could read it whenever i need something to tear my heart or when i got too stressed out and need your awesome jokes. It's creepy on how i need to read it over and over again. LMAO
But it's too risky!! So i wont do it (-.-)' i cant let this gayness enters my house and so my parents and my lil bro have a possibility to find and read it then kill me right away, yeah, as much as i love this series like crazy but still i think i still have a sanity left in my brain to stop me from saving this as a novel inside my room. LOL im blabbering in ur LJ *facepalms* sorrraaaayyyy im just TOO excited with this chapter!! *drools* their desperate feelings.....*sobs* im preparing myself for what will happen next ;___;
And evil Ahra! LOL evil daddy too! Perfect description of a family :))))
This line made me laugh like crazy:
“Mother, we are not gay. Nothing gay is going on!
Idk but i found it's just so funny! Hahahaha duh i have to end this comment :DDD bye~~~~ kekekekeke
Btw will the next chapter be the last? *cries*
You always make me smile. I always remember your first comment. LOL

Maybe I am secretly bipolar that's why I go up and down with the moods in the story.

Thanks so much for commenting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kyu's dad made my jaw down in surprised for his very very supportive while I'm reading. I'm sure kyu felt the same way I am in this story.

When they're going to give up, the parents seem to be very support them a lot. I don't know how Ryeo will feel if he know about this. It's a good idea for cooking with Kyu's dad.

I can't imagine Ahra like this. They're pretty close bro&sis but not like in this story. She's really Kyu's female version in this.

Since the KRY con doesn't happen yet and based on the fact that there're a lot of KW moment after the con until now, I guess after this their relationship will improve a lot because of the acceptance from Kyu's parent including his sis.


I am sure his sister is probably really nice and good in real life. I just thought I would make her a little crazy for story purposes.LOL

Kyuhyun was shocked by his father, really shocked. So shocked he couldn't believe what he was hearing.

The next chapter will answer all the questions. Thanks so much for commenting!
I knew I liked Kyuhyun's parents since the beginning :)

Ah, it seems like things are back to how it should be -- back to reality :\ But I do hope there's a slight change in the ending that Kyuhyun's love for Ryeowook won't be just platonic :(

Somehow... I have developed a certain fondness to this fic that I am unable to describe it :( I love it seems too serve no justice to such a well planned and written fin :)
Loving it is the highest compliment. Thanks!!!

I am really glad you liked Kyuhyun's parents.:) Just wait for the ending and all will be answered and I hope you aren't too disappointed.

Thank you so much for all your great comments!
update yeay~!!!!!
awe..i totally love how kyu's dad calmly accept wookie..
i'm touched~!!!
thanks~!!!
I'm so glad for the update! really made my night^^ aah why are they just so lovely? the parents are such supportive people, the dad!! gah! I love the dad! and Ahra...hehehe she's fallen into Kyu's trap, and soon sungmin will fall too!
I can no longer be on Kyu's side! He wants to give up! Nooo! Take it back Kyu!

I really enjoyed how Kyu's parents were so understanding. You made them super awesome. :]

It does suck that this story will finally come to an end but I love finished stories (but I am truly a sucker for happy endings, so I'm hoping!). I love this story so much, it will be nice to go back and read it through whenever I like!


I love love love you! Can't wait for the next (last) one! <333
Thank so much for the kind comments! I love all of you for your encouragement.:)

Thanks so much for always commenting. I hope you are not disappointing with the ending!
Erk, sorry for not commenting for the past few chapters. I actually started typing out a looong comment for the last chapter, but then I never had time to finish it. *fail* Anyway, I can’t believe this is the 2nd to last chapter!! Seeing new chapters of TFAN posted is one of my weekly “Yay!” moments. These past few chapters were beautifully done, with your characteristic (and masterful, I might add) blend of humor, angst and heartfelt moments. I love how you have Wookie find Kyu in the chapel. It seems kind of ironic - a chapel should be where those two weary souls find peace, forgiveness and love, but instead, Kyu is falling to pieces, and Wookie’s watching their newfound love get buried alive beneath a landslide of guilt and excuses.

I know it’s normal/understandable for Kyu to deal with his grief like this, especially with everything being thrown at him at all once. Almost losing his dad, coming to terms (sort of) with being gay in the eyes of the world and almost simultaneously being outed to his mom and dad is a lot for an already tired/frazzled heart/mind/soul to deal with. (And to top it all of, a strong sense of Christian guilt unconsciously cultivated over the years). Kyu’s just stuffing it all back inside of him and attempting to bury it in a blind panic, but luckily for him, a very wise and understanding Dad Cho knows how to draw out what Kyu’s tucked away. Gah, Kyu is seriously blessed with such understanding/accepting parents. Even for very open parents, learning/accepting that your kid is gay cannot be an easy thing. Especially for fairly devout Christians, I’m kind of surprised (but so happy) that Kyu’s parents took it so incredibly well. I got all teary-eyed when Kyu’s mom and dad told him they loved him and that they love their complex, unique son and support him and Ryeowook. Love his parents.

Hehe, the Cho family dynamics are adorable, and I love how much they all love Ryeowook, too. My heart breaks when I think of what Kyu’s and Wook’s families will have to go through, as they are now “tainted” by the “homosexual disease.” (I can only imagine if it went public, the Coalition of Mothers would blame their “gayness” on being exposed to shows like “Life is Beautiful” =P )

Oh, Kyu. Feelings cannot be turned on and off instantly like a faucet (especially the kind of feelings that spring from a relationship/love as deep as the one you and Wookie have), even though we like to tell ourselves they can be. Poor BBQ, you don’t live in a world that makes this very easy for you… but you do have a family who will give their all to create a protective, loving environment for you to live true to your heart.

Wookie must feel like he was given the world, only to have it snatched back the next second.
“I guess I wanted to live in another time and place where you could love somebody without being so afraid all the time.” and “To everybody else who has found out I will just tell them we got confused, the line between love and friendship got blurred no harm done.” Oh Wookie :’( Thinking of Wookie putting on his happy mask again just breaks my heart. Okay, I got misty-eyed before, but this is the first time I actually had some tears rolling down my cheeks. (Admittedly, I am a total crybaby, but I usually don't cry over fanfics).

Omg, I totally forgot that Heechul also went to “talk” to Yunho about not telling him about Kyu and Wookie. I wonder what Yunho will bring with him.

You are awesome. Seriously.
I seriously feel like I should slip you some money after reading your comments…because they spoil me.

The Coalition of Mothers….a very sad but very true reality. In my mind the Cho parents can be so understanding because they have faced the reality of losing their son before, and they love him more then….they want him be to as they wish. I always tried to play the undertone that Momma Cho suspected their feelings so she has had a long time to prepare herself.

Thank you so much so much, and I hope the ending doesn’t leave you feeling disappointed.

You are the awesome one, seriously.
<3<3<3
Wow thx so much for the update~I'm missing TFAN already I don't want it too end>< Love this chapter ~~Gaydar LOL, Kyu's mom and dad are so cool and I want his dad and wookie cooking together^^ oh I love it when Ahra say this "I heard a nasty rumor that he was heartbroken because he was dumped by some total bitch.” Love their conversation^^
I cried and laugh while reading this chapter I felt so sad when wookie talking to Hyukkie...poor wookie>< I'm really looking forward to the end and hope that it will be happy ending (a girl can dream rite^^)
TFAN is the best kyuwook fic ever~~before reading TFAN I read only Eunhae fic and if they have kyumin in it I don't mind but after reading your fic I could not read any kyumin again it doesn't feel right><
I will be very sad when it end but just to let you know TFAN always have a special place in my heart and thks for introduce me to kyuwook love^^
Love you and TFAN<3<3<3
p.s.sorry that you have to read my poor english gramma><
Re: <3<3<3
Don't apologize for your English! I love it! People who can write in two languages are freaking awesome! You are full of so much win!

I love all the new KyuWook lovers! You are so sweet! All of you who always commented and gave me encouragement will always have a special place in my heart. This is the first fan fiction story I ever posted and you all made me feel so welcome!

Thanks so much for commenting!
are they going to get back together?I really really hope so! I can't believe the story is ending already? will there be a sequel? please say yes!