Tae Joo slumped forward until his head was resting on Guk’s shoulder. “Don’t be mad at me, Guk-ah,” he murmured, and nuzzled against him.
He knew the driver was paying attention, but Guk lifted a hand to Tae Joo’s hair anyway. He threaded his fingers through it. Too gentle, he thought, but didn’t stop.
“I’m not mad,” he promised, too honest but not able to stem the words. “I’m doing my job. But if you — if you keep doing that. I might not be able to.”
I can protect you from everything but me, Guk thought, but as with most things, he didn’t say it.
An absolutely perfect 5+1 times fic that captures Gook’s heartache during all those years – and the closure once they’re back together.