Length: 3174 words
Summary: Jongin is trapped in his house and garden with no one for company but his middle-aged parents. His life is an endless stretch of monotony until he meets Sehun, the new milk boy.
Notes: This fic is inspired by John William Waterhouse's painting Soul of the Rose. It was written as part of the ateliers fic challenge project, which seeks to bring together multifandom fics inspired by literary works of art, prose, poetry and film.
Jongin's body is almost healed and yet he's still caged here. It's a beautiful prison cell, but a cell nonetheless.