Word Count: 230
Disclaimer: Pure fiction, I am proud to say I'm not SM and I do not own any part of these boys.
Author notes: I haven't seen many "reality" fics so~ I tried. P.S. ... I hate this portrayal of Onew :(! First SHINee fic, go easy on me T___T
Key tried to tune out reality as well as he could. In his head, the world was perfect. Work wasn't so tiresome and he enjoyed it; Onew was the carefree leader that promotions showed and he never lost his smile or got angry, and couldn't hold seriousness to save his life.
And there was Jonghyun. Every smile he flashed was for Key, and Key only. There was no need for hushed whispers and secret visits. They could share their love with the world because everyone would congratulate them and there was never, ever anything to worry about.
But the world wasn't perfect.
Work ruled their lives. There was little time for anything else - Key really didn't understand how Taemin managed school and SHINee but he did - and the little bit of free time that Key did get couldn't be spent with Jonghyun anymore once Onew found out.
"You're being selfish! Don't you know if Lee Sooman finds out, we're all in serious trouble? We could disband! You're really heartless, Kim Kibum." And after that, their "carefree" leader banned Jonghyun and Key from being together.
This was the reality Key tried to tune out, staring at the wall with a blank expression every night, dreaming about his "perfect" world because if he turned around, he'd break down.
How come the things closest to us always seem the furthest away?