+++The first thing Yunho saw was a pink bracelet made of beads in various shades. It was their friendship bracelet that brought so much joy and so much trouble into their lives.
“What shall we do now?” Jaejoong asked sadly, watching the rain beating the lovely flowers outside harshly. The storm appeared from nowhere and it made them sad. They planned to play football but the bright idea was now crushed.
“You could read something interesting,” Jaejoong´s mum tried to cheer the boys up.
“That´s sooo boring!”
“You boys only want to run in the mud and kick a ball,” a little girl shook her head from the table. “There are things you can enjoy more.”
“What things? Dressing dolls?” Jaejoong harshly replied to his older sister and then continued watching the storm.
Yunho became interested at what the girl was doing so he came closer and looked into the many bags that were placed all over the wooden desk. She was making jewelry from colorful beads.
“Do you want to try it?” she asked him. Yunho glanced at Jaejoong and then back to the beautiful shiny necklace in her hands. Jaejoong or beads, beads or Jaejoong.
Jaejoong pretended not to hear the chair moving on the floor when Yunho sat next to his sister. He decided not to look at them, pretending to be captured in the wet view from the window. But he was listening carefully; to the laugh they shared and silly stories they told to each other.
“Done!” Yunho said cheerfully. “Jaejoong looked what I did!”
“Not interested. It is way to girly.”
Yunho thanked the girl for guiding him and run to Jaejoong to grab his hand and place a bracelet on his wrist. “This is our friendship bracelet. See I have one as well. Let´s wear it forever!”
Jaejoong looked down on the bracelet with pink and blue beads. Yunho was wearing a similar one. Jaejoong´s was pink with one blue bead and Yunho´s was blue with one pink bead. Girly? Jaejoong still thought so yet his heart was fluttering and his cheeks were red.
“Look at him. He is blushing!” Jaejoong´s sister teased him.
“I am not!”
“You are,” Yunho whispered.
Jaejoong nodded. “I will keep it.”
“Till our friendship ends?”
“Till our friendship ends.”
*0*0*0*Yunho pulled his sleeves up and put the pink bracelet on his hand, next to the blue one. When he looked into the box again, he saw a photo. He picked it up and could not help but smile. It was the first photo they made together, on the day when a new boy appeared in the neighborhood.