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11 November 2010 @ 01:58 am
[FIC] Clair de Lune - Key x Taemin (SHINee) - 1/1 -  
Title: Clair de Lune
Chapter(s): One shot ~ 1.395 words
Author: finnish_pirate
Genre: Fluff, AU
Rating: G
Warning(s): None
Pairing: Key x Taemin (TaeKey)
Beta: noctiferi, Danki! (o^_^o)
Disclaimer: Don't own anything or anyone.
Summary: "Kibum, have you ever been in love?"
Requested by/Dedicated to: nananaj It's probably not what you had in mind when you requested it, but I hope you'll like it anyway. ♥

Clair de Lune

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Debussy - Clair de Lune

"Kibum, have you ever been in love?"

The fresh breeze of the night tickled Taemin’s skin and he shuddered as coldness crept up his neck, embracing him like a blanket. Autumn leaves rustled on the ground, dancing in the pale light of the full moon like pairs of lovers. He pulled his legs up to his chest, hugging them with shaking fingers, glancing up at the moon, round and full, brightening the dark park with its beauty.

"I don’t know."

There was a barely visible shrug and Taemin tilted his head, glancing at the boy sitting next to him on the old, weathered park bench.

"You don’t know it?" Taemin asked; voice hoarse and husky from the cold. He buried his red, snuffy nose into the soft wool of his red scarf, breathing in the damp air.

"No, I don’t know. What is love?" Kibum turned his head; feline, brown eyes hidden behind black-framed glasses, chapped, dry lips covered by a black, red striped scarf.

What is love?

Taemin frowned, pulling his lips into a little pout. He rested his chin on his knees, absentmindedly watching the leaves dance. He should have been home by now since his classes at private school had ended already three hours ago, but he sat there in the cold instead, talking to his friend. Taemin wasn’t even sure if Kibum was a friend. It seemed like he barely knew him.

One day in summer he had seen him in this park on his way back home from school, bending over a flower with a reflex camera in his hands. Taemin had been too curious to walk away so he had approached him. That’s how they had met.
Taemin didn’t know where Kibum lived nor how old he was, he already considered himself lucky enough to know his name at least. It had taken him two months to find it out. They never arranged a day or a time to meet up, they just happened to settle down on the same bench, at the same hour…every day.


"I don’t know what love is. A good feeling I guess," Taemin sighed, shivering from the cold. He heard a low snort and turned his head again, eyes wandering over the figure next to him. Kibum was an odd guy, always wearing two differently coloured shoes and he was not very talkative. Sometimes Taemin didn’t really know why he always came back to the park bench, settling down next to the grumpy, moody person he didn’t really know.

Maybe it was fascination?

Taemin had never met a person like Kibum. All people he knew were friendly and polite on the surface, but talked behind each other’s back as soon as they had the chance to do so. Kibum was different and always expressed his feelings when he didn’t agree to something. Taemin really liked that.

"A good feeling? How does this definition work with all the sad love songs out there? Do you think people write them because love is a good feeling?"

Taemin bit his lip, eyes scanning the other’s features. Kibum had a pretty face, a face that didn’t fit his attitude at all. He was a contradiction. Someone you couldn’t describe with simple words. Someone you had to witness yourself to understand Taemin’s interest for him.

"Well, I think there isn’t just one definition of love. The word is too big for just one definition. Everyone needs to find out for themselves, I guess," Taemin gestured hesitantly, swaying his icy fingers in the air.

"If one definition won’t do the word love justice than how should I tell you if I have ever experienced it?"

Taemin stayed silent for a while, studying the grass stalks moving in the wind. The cold whipped his cheeks and he trembled, teeth chattering without his assistance. Kibum’s words always made him think. He didn’t talk much, but if he did his words had a certain depth, rare for a boy who didn’t look much older than Taemin himself.

"Feelings are always hard to define, aren’t they? Everyone experiences them differently. I guess it’s the same with love," Taemin assumed quietly, rubbing his running nose with the palm of his hand.

"Have you ever been in love then?"

Taemin lowered his head and he stared blankly at the path in front of him.

"I’m not sure. Maybe," Taemin said, his voice almost a whisper.

"So you’re not sure yourself. Why?"

"Maybe I’m just too afraid to admit that I’m in love, because I’m scared that my love won’t be returned and I get hurt. I don’t know." Taemin hugged his legs tighter, a sigh leaving his lips. He looked up again when Kibum stood up from the bench, stretching his limbs, his breath forming little white clouds in the cold air.

"Let’s walk a bit. It’s too cold to just sit."

Taemin nodded, his legs hurting already when he got up and checked his watch. It was past 11PM. The sad thing was that he knew that no one would miss him at home, so he followed Kibum with fast steps, hands buried in the pockets of his jacket.

"What do you think about love at first sight, Taemin? Do you think it exists or do you think it’s just some weird body reaction, a myth some crazy scientist invented because he couldn’t define love?"

Taemin walked close to Kibum’s side, shoulders and arms brushing from time to time. The park was completely silent except for the wind which funnelled down the branches of the trees.

"I don’t believe in it. I believe in attraction at first sight, but you can’t fall in love with someone you don’t know, can you?"

"But when we don’t even know what 'falling in love' is supposed to mean how can we say that it’s attraction we feel towards someone and not love?"

"So you believe in it?" Taemin turned his head, eyes widening in surprise.

"I don’t really believe in anything but myself, Taemin. What about significant others? Do you believe in those?"

"You mean a soul mate?"

"Call it whatever you feel like."

Taemin nodded, burying his nose just a little deeper into his scarf, eyes glancing over at the slightly taller one. He hesitated for a second before he simply said:

"I do."

Taemin saw a tiny smile twitching at the corners of Kibum’s lips. Kibum never smiled, at least not in his presence. Even though it was just the umbrage of a smile it was infecting and Taemin grinned into his scarf, cheeks warming up a bit.

"And did you find yours already?"

Taemin felt the other looking at him but he didn’t look back, keeping his eyes on the dimly lit path.


He then looked up, glancing over at the other who still stared at him, the expression on Kibum’s face hardly recognisable in the darkness.

"Give me your hand."

"Huh?" Taemin raised an eyebrow warily, noticing Kibum’s hand reaching out in his direction. He eyed the fingers suspiciously for a second, not really understanding what the other was up to, but he took it anyway, his hand twitching and his breath hitching at the very first real skin contact he ever had with Kibum.

"What do you feel right now?"

"Honest answer?"

"Honest answer." Taemin felt his hand being pulled closer to Kibum and then it disappeared into the pocket of the other’s coat, being welcomed by a sudden source of warmth.

"My stomach tingles and…I feel warm," he confessed truthfully, nibbling on his bottom lip. He wasn’t really sure what Kibum was up to, but he didn’t mind the closeness. He felt safe and secure. Kibum’s hand embracing his almost felt like coming home.

"That’s good."

They continued to walk in silence, Taemin’s left hand securely placed in Kibum’s. The leaves rustled under their sneakers and Taemin thought that the world seemed to get just that little warmer and brighter.

"Kibum, I might have just found the answer to your question…at least I found mine," Taemin said after a while, cheeks and nose rosy from the cold. "I think being in love feels like home. You feel sheltered and secured. It makes everything look just that little brighter."

"That sounds nice and desirable."

"It does, doesn’t it?"

Taemin smiled pensively, giving the hand holding his so firmly a little squeeze.

The End


A/N: Uhm...something completely else to my last update. I wrote that on a whim just a few hours ago and it's the first request I could fulfill. I thought I should start with the pairings I can't relate to, because those are the hardest to write for me.
The main goal of this little fan fic was to get away from the stereotypical characteristics Key and Taemin always seem to have in fan fics. I didn't read much TaeKey in my life, but when I did..it was always the same. So yeah...no baby Taemin and 'umma' Key here. I'm sorry.

Comments are ♥

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Noelle wishiwuzkagome on November 11th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
Taekey! :)
lala_pipo: SHINee__Key__Pfff lala_pipo on November 11th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
Noelle wishiwuzkagome on November 11th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
"I don’t believe in it. I believe in attraction at first sight, but you can’t fall in love with someone you don’t know, can you?"
Thank you. Damn.

BUT THAT WAS SO CUTE OH MY GOD. ;_______; I love taekey too. I swear, everything with Taemin is just perfect.
lala_pipo: SHINee__Key__Pfff lala_pipo on November 11th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
taemin is your bias? :O
I didn't know that...learned something new today I guess...xD
Noelle wishiwuzkagome on November 11th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
NO! He's not my bias. That would be Jonghyun. But Taemin still goes perfectly with everyone. He's the only one. I don't like Jongho, Minkey or Onkey. I love 2min, Jongtae, Taekey, and ONTAEEEEEE foreverotp
デュ: SHINee__Jonghyun__chu finnish_pirate on November 11th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
ah okay...because I always thought Jonghyun is your bias...xD now I'm feeling enlightened...haha

you should have requested JongTae instead of OnTae... ;_____; because JongTae is like my secret OTP and I have hoped that someone would request them...but nooo... *sobs*
I won't get your OnTae OTP, though...xD what is there that I don't see? xD
Noelle wishiwuzkagome on November 12th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
Yes, he is. 100%. I hope it never changes, either. <33

Because After Ontae, Jongyu, and Jongkey, it's Jongtae. xD

And do you mean you won't get it?
As in you aren't going to write it, or you don't understand why it's my otp?
lala_pipo: SHINee__Key__Pfff lala_pipo on November 12th, 2010 07:58 am (UTC)
that's good to hear... :DDDD raptor for world domination!! xDD

the second one...I don't understand how it can be your OTP...or anyone's for this matter...
I'll try to write it, but I'm not sure if I'll ever manage it D:
Noelle wishiwuzkagome on November 13th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
I really don't know when it happened. I think they're the best couple ever. :3
plosiousne plosiousne on November 11th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
i like how you write them ;^;

taekey is sort of how you placed love in here, i'd say.
everyone experiences them differently, based on their own analysis or by the standard because they can't really read into it that much.

ngl, taekey is usually my bias. and i love seeing rare gems in the fanfic like this one. since 80% of it bores me endlessly.

i finished exactly when the composition did (proud of myself lol) and i love how you put little stuff like that in here for effect.

also, just wondering, but is english your native language?
lala_pipo: SHINee__Jonghyun__chu lala_pipo on November 11th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it.

Oh, you did? that's great...haha didn't intended that, though. xD

Nah, my mothertongue is German. I tend to mix up British and American English a lot when I write even though I always try to keep it British. xD
Kai Lee 카일리 twinklespink on November 11th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
ohmaigod. i swear we listened to this in French class last week :D
*thumbs up*
Kai Lee 카일리 twinklespink on November 11th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
this is.. my gosh. idek what to say.
you never fail to amaze me?
gah, that's not even making the cut.
even though i don't read taekey much, and don't really support it much, i really like this fic.
lala_pipo: SHINee__Jonghyun__meditate lala_pipo on November 11th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
oh you did? that's awesome...I love this composition...^^
I'm glad you liked it...^^
thanks for reading <3

almost icon twins ^^
Kai Lee 카일리 twinklespink on November 11th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
/pinky clasp
nananaj on November 11th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
I love this ^^ I really like it when people take liberties with the characters, or deviate from the usual way of writing about them. This was so adorable, and the music fit it perfectly! I feel warm inside now :) Thanks for listening to my request!
lala_pipo: SHINee__Key__Pfff lala_pipo on November 11th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
Re: yay!
I'm really relieved to hear that you liked it. When I don't get a rating including the prompt then I'm always pretty unsure about everything... :3
you're mostly welcome. thanks for making the request in the first place. it was really a challenge to write taekey...xD
kidkidden on November 11th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
this story is so cute and I really like it because it seems to be so different then the usual. I like the way you used key in this ff. mysterious and with depth. Still innocent and curious. Just lovin it.
lala_pipo: SHINee__Key__Pfff lala_pipo on November 11th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it...^^
I always like to describe Key in different ways...xD

thanks for reading <3
Lix ilovescrapbook on November 11th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
this is sweet :)
lala_pipo: SHINee__Key__Pfff lala_pipo on November 11th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it...^^
thanks for reading <3
yoseiyume yoseiyume on November 11th, 2010 05:05 am (UTC)
This fic is just wonderfully cute. I love it to pieces. This is a different way of writing Taemin and Key's usual character stereotypes but it was a refreshing and much appreciated kind of different. Taekey is one of my OTP's and it is very rare to get such sweet and interesting fics on them. Although you may find them an unusual pairing, I hope that you can write about them again some time ^^. The way you pictured love was just perfect. Again all I can say is that I LOVED this fic.
lala_pipo: SHINee__Key__Pfff lala_pipo on November 11th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you think that a change in their usual character description is refreshing. ^^
I still can't really relate to them as a pairing, but we'll see...never say never...^^

thanks so much for reading <3
julia: taemin_2 noctiferi on November 11th, 2010 11:55 am (UTC)
du hast so schöne icons^^ und das foto <3

edit: nün hape ich einen ohrwurm von dem lied xD *walzer*

Edited at 2010-11-11 01:36 pm (UTC)
lala_pipo: SHINee__Key__Pfff lala_pipo on November 11th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
schöne icons für ein schönes layout *rumproll* xDD
das foto ist süß, nicht wahr...es gibt dieses noch in umgekehrter variante, da lehnt key auf taemin, das ist auch süß ^^

apa...wir sind doch hier nicht in der volksmusik würde mein dozent jetzt entsetzt sagen...xD das ist eine komposition, ein musikstück, dulia-ssi xD
julia: taemin_2 noctiferi on November 11th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
xD apa wo du recht hast, hast du recht^^
^^ sie sind halt allerliepst <3

aaaach xD solche feinheiten beachte ich nüsch xD
ich finde btw, das stück hört sich chinesisch an :o
aelisilea aelisilea on November 11th, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
usually not a TaeKey fan (since it's more umma baby) but this was beautiful. love the music too((:
thanks for sharing!
lala_pipo: SHINee__Key__Pfff lala_pipo on November 11th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked this despite the pairing. yeah, debussy is awesome...^^

thank you for reading <3
untitled102 untitled102 on November 11th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
that's really beautiful ♥ the pic + song + fic fit together perfectly :')

"Feelings are always hard to define, aren’t they? Everyone experiences them differently."
yes yes yes. god, why are you so good at this.
lala_pipo: SHINee__Jonghyun__chu lala_pipo on November 11th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it, hon...

thanks for reading <3
Kari: taemin karilein on November 11th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
So yeah...no baby Taemin and 'umma' Key here. I'm sorry.
Und dafür bin ich dir sehr sehr sehr sehr seeeeehr dankbar <3
Ich mag die beiden zusammen super gern, aber dieses typische Schema, in das sie immer wieder gequetscht werden, geht mir tierisch auf den Keks.
Du wirst mir immer wieder noch ein Stückchen sympathischer *hehe

Mir gefällt die Story gut (war kaum anders zu erwarten, was?). Das Musikstück passt sehr schön zur sanften Handlung. So schön <3
Dieser Kibum macht mich iwi total neugierig, weil ich nicht weiß, was ich von ihm halten soll. Schätze, das geht Taemin genauso. Spricht mal wieder für deine gute Darstellung der Charaktere. Dabei ist die FF so kurz, aber aussagekräftig.
Ich weiß nicht, wie ich das sonst beschreiben soll.
Außerdem mag ich solche Grübeleien gern, wenn sie gut dargestellt sind.

Ach, ich sollte mich mal dran machen, dir wirklich ne Torte zu backen, glaub ich xD

Hach, ich hab's verpasst dir rechtzeitig einen Request zu schreiben, scheint es. Na ja, nächstes Mal oder so. Dann hab ich vllt. auch was Vernünftigeres parat ^^;
lala_pipo: SHINee__Key__Pfff lala_pipo on November 11th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
ich kann leider mit den beiden als pairing überhaupt nichts anfangen, daher hatte ich totale probleme irgendeinen zugang zu ihnen zu finden, aber ich habe im moment eine schreckliche debussy phase und als ich das lied hörte, kam mir irgendwie die idee mit bank und taemin und key auf ihr.
leider gibt es diese schemata ja leider bei jedem pairing, ich versuche das meistens zu umschwimmen...außer wenn ich damit übereinstimme (jinki und chicken zum beispiel) xD
aber ja, dieses umma baby zeugs geht mir immer sehr auf den keks, besonders wenn taemin darstellt wird, als seie er ein kind und nicht 17 :/

freut mich, dass sie dir gefallen hat...

also wenn du noch was brilliantes hast und es mich inspiriert, dann immer her damit. ich machte nur mal einen stop,weil ich ein bisschen überfordert bin mit den requests und den pairings. hätte nicht gedacht, dass sich in ein paar tagen so viele melden, die was geschrieben haben wollen. D:
aber bei stammreadern, deren username mir auch was sagt, mach ich eine ausnahme *lol* also wenn du was hast, immer raus damit ;)
Jishu: Sooyoung jishu on November 12th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
this was really nice and sweet <3
lala_pipo lala_pipo on November 12th, 2010 07:59 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it...^^
thanks for reading <3
Awweo awweo on January 5th, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
Ohh.. awwww, so cute. I have kind of never ever before read any TaeKey fics(or maybe I have, maybe I have xD but it wasn't only TaeKey there must been JongKey too.. lol), but this was one lovely kind <3
I love this and your fics :'''D
andd hoho your layout and this page is so nice,, it's so nice to read here XDD
lala_pipo lala_pipo on January 6th, 2011 08:40 am (UTC)
JongKey and TaeKey in the same fic :O ?
Drama? Threesome? LMAO

I'm glad you like the layout of this page...xD I didn't want something too fancy...lol

thanks for reading <3
Awweo awweo on January 6th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
It was some kind of,, idk, the name was 'heal me sane' know about that? :-D It was pretty interesting,, but I think it's among still. ^^

and and you're welcome (=<3
wilmis wilmis on March 15th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
This was so sweet, but at the same time it made you think. The discussion made me so emotional=)

I love Taekey! Their my favorite pairing! Thank you so much for this fanfic<333
lala_pipo: SHINee__Taemin__awww lala_pipo on March 16th, 2011 08:47 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed this little one-shot...^^

thank you for reading <3
oggy shineesbright on March 19th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
Taekey has to be my least favourite pairing so I was quite apprehensive reading this but it was refreshing because the dynamics of their relationship was not the Umma/Son we usually associate with Taekey. It was also quite poignant like (my favourite composition ^^) Clare De Lune.
lala_pipo lala_pipo on March 19th, 2011 01:03 pm (UTC)
I also don't like TaeKey that much...xD
but I'm glad that you liked this story nonetheless. :D

thanks for reading <3
Miyeon: key kuroianemone on April 7th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
The music you pic to go along with your fictions is so wonderful. I really enjoyed the feel of this story.
eosaekhan eosaekhan on May 9th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
oh my goodness. The way you wrote this was beautiful.
The music matched so well with this fic. It was like I was in a whole new world. *_*
I hope you will write more Taekey in the future~
Your writing is absolutely perfect. b(^ ^)d
clear your mind and cuethemusicc on October 6th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
Marry Me?
So, I'm pretty much stalking your fanfic page, and I think I'm pretty much in love with you. Or your writing at least. TAEKEY! There isn't nearly as much as there ought to be!
<3 can't get enough of this!