Beyond the Door (There's Peace)
Kibum/Donghae, Donghae/OFC, PG-13, 2030 words
It's been twenty years. Donghae's now lived half his life without his father. This is his life through these years.
Donghae loves the ocean more than anyone else he knows. Sometimes he wonders if it's the memories themselves, or if it's the association he chose. Sometimes a thing has meaning only because you assign it meaning. Donghae looks at the sea he's named after and remembers nothing blue, nothing wild -- only the warm arms of his father, the smooth baritone voice, singing, the tickling and jokes and encouragement.