Hyunwoo wasn't the type of person to express his love for his members in affectionate ways. As opposed to Minhyuk, Hyunwoo was more likely to do a small gesture to help them out as opposed to almost suffocating them with hugs. Usually, that was fine with him and everyone around him, but secretly dating Kihyun made Hyunwoo wish he was a more affectionate person with everyone so he could cuddle Kihyun and hold his hand without any of the members thinking that something was weird.
They were in dance practice when Kihyun suddenly announced, "I'm...I need to sit down," as he stopped dancing with the other members. He looked pale and dazed, like he was going to faint. He stumbled over towards the edge of the room and sat down in front of one of the mirrors.
"Are you ok?" Minhyuk asked as Hoseok, Changkyun and himself rushed over to him. Changkyun passed him some water while Minhyuk gave him a hug as Hoseok looked at him with worried expressions.
Hyunwoo found himself just watching. He wanted to rush over to Kihyun too, of course, but he felt like he wouldn't be much help. Changkyun had already given him water, Hoseok was already checking he was ok and if he hugged Kihyun like Minhyuk did then the others would think it was strange.
After a few minutes, Changkyun, Hoseok and Minhyuk returned to the others and said that Kihyun's going to sit out for a bit. The music started again and they all began dancing, preparing for the show they had tonight. As he danced, Hyunwoo's eyes kept looking at Kihyun and Kihyun kept looking back at him with big eyes, silently begging him to come and check he was ok.
Just before they reached the chorus of Alligator, Hyunwoo stopped dancing and rushed over to Kihyun. Everyone looked at him for a moment but were too busy dancing to care what he was doing. "You didn't come and check I was ok," Kihyun pouted sadly as Hyunwoo sat down next to him.
"I'm sorry. I thought I wouldn't be much help," Hyunwoo explained.
"You're helpful just by being here," Kihyun said with a small smile. Hyunwoo smiled back. One of the things Hyunwoo had always loved about Kihyun was his smile. "Can I have a hug?" Kihyun suddenly asked, using his big, pleading eyes again, knowing Hyunwoo couldn't say no to them.
Hyunwoo nodded before shuffling closer to his boyfriend and wrapping his arms around his middle. Kihyun immediately relaxed and leaned his head on Hyunwoo's chest, wrapping his own arms around Hyunwoo too.
"That's so cute!" Minhyuk practically squealed when the song finished and he noticed Hyunwoo and Kihyun cuddling. Hoseok smiled at the two and took out his phone, quickly taking a picture.
"I should go back to dancing now," Hyunwoo said.
Kihyun nodded, "I'm going to rest a bit longer."
"Ok," Hyunwoo said and stopped himself just before kissing the top of Kihyun's head, realising everyone was still looking at them. "Why are you all staring at us?"
"We aren't," Minhyuk lied. They all turned around and pretended they were in the middle of a serious conversation. Hyunwoo rolled his eyes and seized the opportunity to quickly kiss the top of Kihyun's head before getting up and returning to the other members. A stupid smile made it's way onto Kihyun's face and he tried to hide it with the oversized sleeves of his sweater, but it was no use. He was clearly head over heels in love.
Monsta X had got back to their dorm a little under an hour ago after the award show that they had participated in earlier. Kihyun hadn't come into his and Hyunwoo's shared bedroom since they returned and Hyunwoo was beginning to wonder where he could be. It was gone 1 am and Kihyun was usually asleep as soon as he could be.
Hyunwoo got up from their bed and left the room in search of Kihyun. First he checked the bathroom, but he wasn't there. Then he checked the kitchen but he wasn't there either. From the door into the living-room he could see a bright light that must have been coming from the TV. He walked into the room to see Changkyun, Minhyuk and Hyungwon watching a superhero movie on the TV. Kihyun was asleep next to Changkyun, head resting on his shoulder as Changkyun's arms were wrapped around his waist. "Hey," Changkyun said as he noticed Hyunwoo's presence.
"Hey," Hyunwoo replied. He looked at Kihyun and saw how peaceful he looked. He wished he could hug Kihyun so freely around the other members. Sure, he had earlier but he thought it would be noticeable if he did it often and only to Kihyun, but he didn't want to cuddle or do affectionate things with anyone else.
"You know, you are allowed to hug people, Hyunwoo. It's not a crime," Minhyuk stated as he shoved a handful of popcorn into his mouth.
"Huh?" Hyunwoo frowned.
"You always look so jealous whenever someone hugs Kihyun but you never hug him yourself," the younger continued, "you should hug him more because he gets all happy and annoying when you do. Nobody is going to care if you do, we all know that you're dating." Minhyuk spoke so casually that Hyunwoo didn't know if he heard him right at first.
"You all know what?" Hyunwoo asked in surprise.
"They are?" Changkyun and Hyungwon turned to face Minhyuk with surprised looks on their faces.
"Did Kihyun tell you?" Hyunwoo questioned.
"Nope, it was just a feeling but thanks for the confirmation," Minhyuk grinned and shoved even more popcorn into his mouth.
Hyunwoo sighed before turning to Changkyun. "Can I please have my...boyfriend back?" He asked, feeling a sense of pride fill him as he did
"Yes, of course," Changkyun quickly nodded, still surprised after finding out about Hyunwoo and Kihyun dating. Hyunwoo leaned down and picked Kihyun up, wedding style. Kihyun woke up in surprise for a second before seeing Hyunwoo's face and calming; going back to sleep with his head against Hyunwoo's chest.
"Oh, this is so cute! I need to tell Hoseok. He thinks you are dating too," Minhyuk's grin was still prominent on his face as he spoke.
"Are you going to tell everyone?"
"Well there's only Jooheon and Hoseok left to tell so...yes," Minhyuk nodded, "or we could all not tell Jooheon and he'll be completely oblivious until you like, get married or something. Yeah, I think we should do that."
Hyunwoo rolled his eyes before carrying Kihyun into their bedroom, "I'm going to have a lot to explain in the morning."