“Could you please get your cats off the counter?” Han Geng asks for the millionth time, glaring at his best - and only - worker. Or, tries to glare, more accurately as there’s something about Heechul that makes it really hard to be mad at him, even when he’s doing something utterly stupid.
Like bringing his cats into the coffee shop and letting them loiter around. On the counter, no less, since goddamnit there might soon be furballs in some customer’s coffee and how is he going to pay for the possible allergic reactions.
He says all that, in a slightly too fast pace that has him tripping over some of his Korean. Which, in turn, makes Heechul’s lips curl up in a grin that is something between mocking and inexplicably fond.
“Calm down, Hankyung,” Heechul says finally, waving his hand nonchalantly. “If we get customers that don’t approve cats, well. We didn’t need those customers anyway! The world would be a better place if one of those douches has to hack up a furball for a change.”
He smiles, so sweetly that Han Geng half expects him to be plotting to take over the world. There’s no way anyone can look that sweet. Especially not after saying such things, who says such things!?
“But what about our slogan?” Han Geng asks, pointing at the sign on the wall that proudly reads THE CUSTOMERS ALWAYS COME FIRST.
Heechul looks at it for a moment, unimpressed. Then he grabs a green sharpie and effectively crosses out “customers”.
So now, well.
Han Geng will just learn to live with the sign on his wall saying THE
CUSTOMERS CATS ALWAYS COME FIRST.