The next item made his mind blank for a while. He started at it for a long long time, no thoughts running through his head, no whispers from the past. That was when it all begun, with the tassel.
*0*0*0*The graduation ceremony was about to start but Jaejoong with Changmin paid only a little attention to it. They were hidden behind a corner where no teacher could spot them and, of course, they put Yunho on the watch.
“These delinquents,” Yunho thought. It was fun watching them breaking the rules. Though Yunho never joined them in their sings, he still tagged along because each and every time something happened. Something that was to be remember for a long time.
„This is pure pleasure,“ Changmin whispered and breath out a puff of smoke.
„Is there something better in this world?“ Jaejoong asked him with a smile.
Yunho seemed nervous. „We should go.“
„I will finish this one and we can go. Why are you so impatient to be a graduate student? Do you understand that, Min? Normally people want to enjoy their childhood as much as possible but this one ones to go out to the wild life as soon as possible.“„I am not in a hurry to be an adult and go to university but they might catch us. Again. And I bet you-„
„I think you don´t want to have a problem on your last day of school boys,” their home teacher appeared behind them with an angry face. “Why are you three always causing troubles? Even on your last day here you are giving me a headache. I hope you will find better friends, Yunho, if you want to be a good student in university.”
“Y-Yes, madam,” Yunho bowed slightly.
The teacher turned to the two remaining student and sighed. “End this right now and go to the hall. I will pretend I did not see anything this time. It is your last day in school and I can not wait for you to be out of my sigh.“ Oh yes, their teacher did have some troubles because of them. No wonder she wants them to disapear.
Jaejoong jumped down from the bench and threw the cigarette he was enjoying to the trash bin, Changmin followed his example but before leaving he shot the teacher a death gaze. The teacher saw that well and run after them until they reached the mail hall and she saw them disapearing inside. They laughed on the way to the door, enjoying the las minutes spend with their goofy teacher.
The ceremony was long, boring and tiring. All the kids were nervously shifting on the chairs waiting for their name to be called so they can run to the stage, take their diploma and then celebrate till dawn. When Jaejoong´s name was called, he stood up and realized his graduation hat is missing.
“You must lose it when we were outside,” Yunho whispered to him.
“I don´t care about that stupid hat,” Jaejoong said and walked to the stage. He did not see Yunho rushing outside to find the hat. He did not know it was raining outside and Yunho got wet. He could not see him looking for the hat everywhere around the building and finally spotting it in the bush. He also did not hear him swearing when Yunho bravely tried to rescue the hat from the thorns. He only saw Yunho coming to him after the ceremony was over with a huge smile on his lips.
“Now, you are a graduate,” with that Yunho put the hat on Jaejoong´s hair and saw his face lightened up. Yunho knew he was looking forward to wear this hat ever since they entered the school.
“Where did you… Thank you!” Jaejoong beamed.
„I thought you hated that hat,“ Yunho teased.
Jaejoong shook his head. „I love it!“ He turned around to check no one is watching them but everyone was so busy saying goodbyes to classmates and even Changmin disapeared somewhere. „And I love you,“ he whispered and gave Yunho a swift kiss on lips.
*0*0*0*That was it. Their first kiss. The first of many. The very first time they finally showed their true feelings. And they began to blossom from then on.