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24 February 2011 @ 03:11 am

it was the kind of awake that he knew shouldn't be happening. the middle of the night, laying in bed and staring at the ceiling, only being able to think about what he had to do in just a few hours' time. it was watching the clock, and thinking 'if i fall asleep at this time, i can wake up at this time and still get a decent amount of sleep', thinking about this and that and everything under the sun that he needed to do. his foot wiggled under the covers and he reached up to rub at his eyes, willing the sandman to do his magic and cement them shut.

no such luck.

and even in his musings his body was tired, it was lethargic, his limbs responding slowly to his brains' commands. when he would sneeze, or think about rolling over. it was all delayed. and so both feet started wiggling, the entirety of his bed shaking a bit from the excessive motion. he couldn't keep still. it was one thing he was never terribly good at. not in photoshoots, not in school, not in interviews. his mother had suggested medication but he didn't want that. he wasn't above it, but he wanted to conquer this himself.

he had yet to conquer sleep.

kibum let out a huff and rubbed his eyes once again. 3:04am and he had to be awake in two hours to head to the studio to record for their japanese debut. there was almost no point in sleeping, now. he'd just fall asleep and then get jarred from his slumber and his body and mind would be angry that he'd been interrupted in r.e.m., and everyone else would suffer. he'd rather be groggy and out of it than cranky and insufferable.

the edge of his mattress dipped and kibum's eyes focused as best as they could without the aid of his glasses, only to see jinki sliding onto the bed. even though kibum's vision wasn't fantastic he could see the leader's smile, the light from the street lamp outside streaming through the blinds and giving the older boy tiger stripes.

"can't sleep?" jinki asked.

kibum should have known jinki was awake. not for the fact they shared the same room, but because he knew that jinki was overworking himself, way more than the other members.

"no," kibum said softly, scooting over a bit in a silent invitation for jinki to lay down.

the leader took the invitation and lifted kibum's blankets to get under them, wrapping his arms around the younger boy's frame and pulling him into his sturdy, broad chest. they lay like that for a few moments, kibum listening to jinki's steady, slow heartbeat, jinki's fingers carding through kibum's hair. the rapper's eyes finally started to hood a little bit with the added warmth of jinki's body so close to his and he briefly thought that this, this was the medication that he had needed all along.

as he finally drifted off to sleep, jinki's fingers in his hair slowing to a halt, kibum smiled softly.

what a cure.
jillianvipjuly on February 24th, 2011 11:11 am (UTC)
namae_nai deserves all the onkey in the world ♥
mimi_oly: onkeyjinkibumiminho on February 24th, 2011 11:54 am (UTC)
This is lovely. Of course, it's 3:53 am here. I just finished writing a story that I had no intention of writing, but thanks to my handy dandy notebook that captured my "straight out of the shower" musings, it's done.

But enough about me. I enjoy how much feeling you convey so briefly. I'm off to catch my own 3 hour sandman now.
ninjaPpeanutsparty on February 24th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
onkey is sweet <3
baby girl: onkey - sukiraplayingods on February 24th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
this is so onkey ♥ sweet cute lovely just like onkey
조엘jokikuy on February 24th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
I see your allusion to our ADD convo :)

best cure ever ♥
Unsent Letterschildishgrin on February 24th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Unsent Letterschildishgrin on February 25th, 2011 09:12 am (UTC)
Re: spotto
d'aaaaaw so sweet miss Maelle.
linnhelinnhe on February 24th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
I have to say; I'm loving all these drabbles, it's like an endless stream of little gifts. This was so relatable yet fluffy, if fics were a snack this would be someting light and creamy with a tangy aftertaste ^3^

Favourite bit
giving the older boy tiger stripes
lorrieepikfailure on February 25th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
i feel like i'm on a big wonderful cloud of fluff and rainbows T___T ♥
Rinspastic_minkey on February 25th, 2011 05:15 am (UTC)
I've had such a horrid accident prone day. This made it all better! <3

Too sweet.
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| s a r a |romanticgraze on February 26th, 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
;____: ♥