When Kyuhyun finally decided to clean his apartment (only because of Zhou Mi’s never-ending nagging), he didn’t expect to find a 5 inch tall boy sleeping in one of his mugs.
He raised an eyebrow before picking the mug up out of the cabinet. The boy wiggled in his sleep, but showed no over sign of knowing he was being moved.
Kyuhyun set the cup down on his messy table and tried to figure out what to do. Maybe he was hallucinating from too much cleaning and the boy was really a mouse. Before he could dwell on this idea anymore, he heard a light “excuse me” from the table.
The boy was looking up at him and Kyuhyun couldn’t do anything but stare back. He hadn’t gotten a good look at the boy before and Kyuhyun really didn’t expect him to look so… cute.
“U-um, excuse me?” the boy repeated. “My name is Jino and you took me out of the cabinet and that’s the only way I can get back to where I live.”
“Wait, you live in my coffee cup cabinet?” Kyuhyun asked. He shook his head and mumbled, “I guess I should clean a little more often.”
“Well, not in the cabinet. More like… the wall the cabinet is on?” Jino said, playing with his fingers nervously. “My entire family and all of my friends live in there. I’d really like to go back soon so they won’t worry.”
Kyuhyun picked up the tiny boy and placed Jino on his shoulder, making his way to the cabinet. “But you were napping in my mug. If you don’t want them to worry, why were you there?”
Jino tried to stand and slipped a little. He grabbed a bit of Kyuhyun’s hair in order to keep his balance.
“Well, I was hiding from my mom. She wanted me to clean and I really didn’t want to right then. So I went to hide and I guess I fell asleep instead.”
They reached the cabinet and Kyuhyun held his arm out straight into the shelf he found Jino in. The small boy walked, almost trotted, across.
He turned around and smiled at Kyuhyun. “Thank you!”
“Y-you’re welcome?” Kyuhyun stuttered. The small boy only seemed to get cuter the longer Kyuhyun was around him.
Jino waved and ran into the dark corners of the cabinet. Kyuhyun figured he would have to start cleaning in there more often if that’s what he found.