"I'm a little." Himchan raised an eyebrow.
"What's that?" Yongguk took a deep breath.
"If I tell you, do you promise not to judge me?"
"Of course, Yongguk."
"Well... Being a little in my case means that when I get stressed out I go into a thing called little space. That's where my mental state is like a little kid. Littles sometimes have caregivers, but I don't. I have stuffed animals and pacifiers and colouring books all for when I need a break. It's not a fetish, it's how I am." Himchan looked unexpectedly calm as he nodded along to what Yongguk was telling him.
"You hate me don't you...?" Himchan smiled warmly at the older and shook his head.
"Why would I hate you? You've been my best friend since high school and that won't change because I learnt something new about you!" Yongguk's gummy smile widened at Himchan's words and he hugged the younger.
"Thank you so much."
"It's nothing. So, what do I do when you go into little space? How will our other friends react, that is if you want them to know."
"Well, the guys can know because they come to the dorm as much as we're here. When I go into little space, just take care of me. I'll need special foods just as a toddler would. My whole demeanour will change. I'll just be like four year old me." Himchan nodded and got out his phone and flipped to the notepad.
"Well since I know, we can go to the store and buy you little things! How does that sound, Gukkie?" Yongguk's face lit up at his new nickname and he immediately slipped into little space.
"Yes! Yes! Yes! Channie is so nice thank you!" Yongguk continued to list off all of the snacks and toys he would want from the store.
"Gukkie why don't you come with me and pick out the things you want yourself?" The older nodded and got up from his seat and pulled Himchan to the door.