this too is love, by varnes – 너의 시선이 머무는 곳에 | Where Your Eyes Linger (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

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.”

“Why?”

I can protect you from everything but me, Guk thought, but as with most things, he didn’t say it.

Source: this too is love, by varnes – 너의 시선이 머무는 곳에 | Where Your Eyes Linger (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

An absolutely perfect 5+1 times fic that captures Gook’s heartache during all those years – and the closure once they’re back together.

Everything you want, by marginalia – 너의 시선이 머무는 곳에 | Where Your Eyes Linger (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

He can wait, but it isn’t easy. He doesn’t want to let go, not at all, not to let Guk put the suitcase in the trunk, not to buckle their seatbelts, not to escape any prying eyes. He used to be able to touch Guk any time he wanted, though never as much as he wanted, and now it’s been three years and he’s starving.

Source: Everything you want, by marginalia – 너의 시선이 머무는 곳에 | Where Your Eyes Linger (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

The perfect coda for this perfect little gem of a show.