2. Minho x
I stand at the doors tapping my foot impatiently. Minho should have been back a while ago now and the doors were going to close in 10 minutes. My breath hitches and I try to calm my heart. He's the keeper, he knows what he's doing, he'll be fine, he's safe. A spot in the distance grows and my heart drops to my feet as Minho runs towards me.
"Hey Babe!" He smiles while planting a kiss on my forehead. "I'm going to sort some stuff out, be back in a mo." His legs direct him away from me. I sigh and attempt to keep my inner thoughts locked up. To no avail. This happens everytime. Everytime he goes out into the maze and takes a piece of me with him. Throughout the day I work and work panicking about him in the maze. Then he comes back and throws the piece of me at me. I'm not sure how much longer I can last. I know he's been doing this for years but I'm not sure if I can just stand on the sidelines and watch him risking his life. My breath hitches for the 3rd time today as I walk towards the graveyard. A place of peace for me. I curl up against the trunk of a tree and sob into my arms. How he can not know what this does to me? Does he not care? He just runs past me aimlessly as if I haven't been there waiting for him for ages. Trying not to cry. Like this.
"Y/N?" I hear his voice call. I whimper and curl up tighter, pretending I'm asleep.
"Y/N?" He whispers. I feel his arms wrap around me as he pulls me on to his chest. His hands wipe fresh tears from my face. "Babe?" He sounds concerned. I open up my eyes and meet his worried eyes.
"I can't do this." I moan. "Watching you go in there every day not knowing if you're going to come back out. It hruts. It hurts so much. I wait and wait. You come back. Then you go again."
"Sssshhhh." He cradles and rocks me. "I love you, but I'm not going to stop being a runner." I turn around and look into his eyes, suddenly knowing what to do.
"Then ... let me be a runner." I blink. "I want to run with you."
He grins and kisses me slowly on the lips, caressing my cheek.
"Only with you."