清香 (harujongin) wrote in writetomyheart,
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[team one] untitled

this is an untitled drabble from the same universe as 둘이면 아버지와 아들, 셋이면 가족이다.

His work can wait. Jongin has never been a person to prioritize his career over everything, even though he tries his best to be an efficient worker. The better his performance, the higher the pay, and with more cash on hand he has more to spend on his lovely son and his equally lovely boyfriend.

Jongin quickly saves all the files he has been working on and hastily shoves all the documents into his bag. Before he is out of the door though, another call comes in, and just the name Sehun flashing over his phone screen is enough to calm him down. The school must have informed not only Jongin, but Sehun, the other guardian as well.

"Hi Jongin," Sehun greets, voice calm and stable. Jongin relaxes a little more, his footsteps slowing down until he comes to a halt in front of the elevator.

"Did the school call you as well?" Jongin asks and Sehun hums in confirmation.

"I'm on my way to Taeoh right now," Sehun tells him. "Go back to office if you're not in the car yet. You're busy with a project right now, so I'll watch over Taeoh."

"But-" Jongin interjects, but is immediately cut off by the other.

"No buts here," Sehun says, his firm tone letting no room to object. "Don't act irresponsibly, Jongin. You just got promoted, so you need to prove that you've been the right choice for this position. My boss said it was okay for me to leave early since there's not much to do in my department right now anyways. Stay in office, and I'll keep you updated."

Sehun ends the call after that, and as much as Jongin would like to give in to his emotions and run to his son, he knows that Sehun is right. As always, Sehun acts as his voice of reason whenever Jongin starts to fret - and it is not uncommon for Jongin to start fretting whenever it's about his son. So Jongin walks back to his office and puts all the documents back onto his desk. He opens his laptop and tries to focus on his work.

It's hard to be productive when worries are eating away at him though. Luckily for him, he gets a text from Sehun ten minutes later, stating that he is with Taeoh right now. It puts him at ease, although he doesn't know the details yet. But if Sehun says that Taeoh is alright, then it must be the truth. Sehun would never lie to him about this.




It's later in the evening, when Jongin is finally off work and back at home, that he learns about what had actually happened at school. Apparently, Taeoh has been involved in a fight. When he saw a first grader being mocked and bullied for being in a single parent family, Taeoh had stepped in between.

"I know fighting is bad," Taeoh says, his face all cute and pouty. "But I couldn't let them laugh at the poor boy!"

"Violence is never a good choice," Jongin says and sits down opposite of Taeoh who is currently curled up on Sehun's lap.

"But they pushed me first!" Taeoh whines, and Sehun nods, probably agreeing with Taeoh. Jongin knows that if it were Sehun, that if someone picked a fight with him and it already escalated into a physical and not purely verbal one, then Sehun would stand his ground and fight back.

"You could have run away and told a teacher," Jongin suggests, at which both Sehun and his son frown.

"And be a coward? No, Jongin," Sehun says, but is quick to shut up when Jongin glares at him. As parents, they need to agree on opinions and lessons they want to teach their kids. They have discussed that before, but sometimes Sehun doesn't seem to agree with Jongin's point of view, and this is one of those moments.

"Anyways," Jongin says and looks at Taeoh who is clinging to Sehun and obviously sulking. The corners of his lips are turned downwards and he is not looking at Jongin at all.

"I don't want to see you fighting ever again, young man," Jongin says and after Sehun gives the boy a little nudge, Taeoh mumbles a quiet yes, dad. Sehun tells Taeoh to get ready for bed then, and the boy is quick to scurry to the bathroom, not once looking back at Jongin who pinches the bridge of his nose.

"Hey," Sehun whispers and moves to sit next to Jongin, arms wrapped around Jongin's shoulders.

"You shouldn't scold Taeoh too much," he says quietly. "Self-defense is not a crime. I think you should have praised him for defending the other kid instead."

"It could have ended worse!" Jongin exclaims, almost jumping up to make his point, but Sehun is still holding on to him, so he stays seated, voice quieting down after Sehun gently taps his lips with a finger.

"He was fighting fourth and fifth graders!" Jongin sighs. "They're bigger and stronger, and who knows what might have happened. It's just kids fighting, but accidents can always happen. What if he hit his head when they pushed him to the ground?"

"Trust in Taeoh a little more," Sehun whispers. "He's a smart boy."

Jongin closes his eyes and allows Sehun to soothe him further by quiet whispers and a gentle hand rubbing his back. He only opens his eyes again when Taeoh is standing in front of him, clad in his pajamas, and his two hands touching Jongin's knees.

"Are you still upset with me?" Taeoh asks quietly, and never could Jongin be angry seeing those wide puppy eyes.

"Of course not," Jongin says and welcomes his son into his arms. He is just glad that Taeoh is okay, and Sehun must be sharing the sentiment because he's pulling them into a tight group hug.



you're up next, amaxingbaek. btw, would you like me to notify you via twitter when it's your turn as well?
Tags: *team one, fandom: exo, love ranger: kaiohtic/harujongin
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