- Taehyung is a young single dad.
- Side ships might occur later (either minjoon or Yoonmin)
- Angst (I will put warning before I hit any sensitive topics that come up)
- slightly nsfw
Taehyung gives him a small forced smile and nods his head. “For now, don’t worry about +
“Oh, um, okay. I’ll be here.” Jungkook says suddenly not knowing what to do being left alone. Funny, he used to love being alone, Tae thinks.
“Knock knock.” Taehyung says standing outside of the room that has the door open. “Oh, Taehyung, come in.” Namjoon says with a friendly smile.
“How are you feeling?” Taehyung asks.
“How are you not as hurt as Jungkook?” Taehyung asks out loud.
“The impact was from Jungkook’s side of the car. I saw the car coming, and I tried pulling him down with +
“You were able to protect yourself.” Taehyung says more so to himself.
“Yeah, my arm hit the car door and somehow got cut when I got on the floor but I was able to protect my head.” Namjoon explains.
“He was on the phone with his dad. Does he have a cut on his head?” Namjoon asks.
“I did see something on the right side of his head but I wasn’t sure, it was bandaged.” Taehyung explains. “Is he okay?” Joon asks.
“I know about his memory loss and the small cuts and such but, is he okay as in his behavior? I know you know him to be an arrogant guy but he’s basically a kid and I know he’s a good guy underneath his act.” Joon says.
“Seems like a younger version of himself.” Namjoon states.
“Not to be that person, and change topics so fast but...what’s going to happen with the company?” Taehyung asks biting his nails.
“Taehyung, besides myself, you’re the only one who knows what Jungkook does. I can step in but it would be after I recover. The company will be closed for about a week anyways +
“Yeah...I know.” Taehyung says scratching his head.
Taehyung thinks of how to +
“I told him we’re married.” He tells Namjoon.
“You what?!” Namjoon exclaims almost hurting himself.
“I just- I thought it would help. You know..since I have to basically guide him, I don’t know!”
“I know! Okay! But you should’ve seen how he looked at me. He’s always been so mean, this could work! It would also mean we have to spend more time together and he could learn the ropes to the company again in case his memory is +
“Never, in a million years, did I think you would want to be married to Jungkook. He’s always treated you like horribly, what’s the point of this?” Namjoon asks.
“It’s to show him the type of life I live outside of work, so he can see how hard+
“I shouldn’t be okay with this, but I am.” Namjoon says suddenly making Taehyung’s eyes widen in surprise.
“Because Jungkook is lonely, and I know your life isn’t easy but you have a child and it could be a good experience for him in the long run. He’s never known how to live outside of that building, maybe you have a point.” Joon says.
“I know you aren’t a bad guy Tae. Jungkook could only hope for someone as nice as you to actually fall for him so yeah, I’ll play along.” Namjoon says and Taehyung is in shock.
“Daddy!” Minseok screams running into the room.
“That was nice of him, baby. Did you say thank you?” Taehyung says bending down to wipe the boy’s face. “Mhm!” The boy smiles.
“Who’s this?” The boy asks.
“This is Namjoon, he’s daddy’s friend.” Taehyung says standing back up and leading the small boy over.
“Hello, uncle Namjoon!” The small boy says, being used to calling all of his dads friends, uncle.
“Hello!” Namjoon smiles.
“Daddy has big news for you.” Taehyung tells him.
“Is it Thanksgiving yet?” The boy asks curiously, making Taehyung laugh. “No baby, it’s not.”
“Remember when I told you why you didn’t have a mommy or another dad?” Taehyung asks.
“Yeah, you said because you were still looking for the perfect mommy or dad for me.” The boy says.
“Exactly, but daddy thinks he might’ve found someone.”
“No baby. Do you remember Jungkook, the man we met earlier?” Taehyung asks and the small boy gasps.
“I-is that? Is that my new daddy?” The boy asks, making Tae nod his head
He grabs the small boy’s hand and leads him inside of the room. “Hi.” Tae says walking in first.
Jungkook smiles at the small boy and picks him up to put him on the bed. “Hi sweetheart.” Jungkook says rubbing the boy’s stomach.
Taehyung bites his lip hearing how endearing the words sound from his son, suddenly regretting putting him in the middle of this. “I hope this works.” Taehyung mutters to himself.
“Why is your son on that demon?” Jimin asks and Taehyung hits him. “I’ll tell you later, don’t mention anything to Min.” Taehyung states.
“Ow, Fine!” Jimin responds.
“He seems very attached to me.” Jungkook says quietly.
“Y-yeah. He is.” Taehyung mumbles.
“I understand if you don’t want to be here.” Jungkook says sympathetically.
“What do you mean?” Tae asks.
“It’s okay, I can’t be upset with you. It’s not your fault.” Taehyung says, putting his hands on his thighs.
“Y-your very attractive, if that makes you feel better. +
He doesn’t know what to say, Jungkook’s never complimented him.
“It’s okay, we are married.” Taehyung chuckles, trying to avoid showing Jungkook his hands.
“Oh, yours must’ve fell off during the crash. I have mine at home, I was washing dishes when I got the call.” Taehyung says, quickly making up a lie.
“It’s okay, rings are replaceable, you aren’t.” Taehyung says and a small red blush creeps on Jungkook’s cheeks.
“Can you- sit on the bed with me?” Jungkook asks and Taehyung tries to act normal but +
“Ok- yeah.” Taehyung says walking over to the bed. He slips off his shoes and sits next to Jungkook who almost immediately lies his head on Taehyung.
Why was Jungkook being sweet?? He was never sweet before, Taehyung didn’t even think Jungkook knew how to be nice.
“It’s okay, you’re okay.” Tae responds before moving a +
“Thank you for not hating me,” JK mumbles innocently. “My dad always hated me.” Gukk adds.
Tae is shocked at his words but then again, his dad never came to visit.
Jungkook gets released from the hospital the day after and Taehyung is given the keys to the man’s apartment but doesn’t use them, taking Jungkook to his and Minseok’s apartment instead. He gets some people to take some of Jungkook’s clothes to his house and other things.
He reaches over to grab a bag with Jungkook’s medication and hands him two small white pills. “Here, take these with the juice.” Tae says.
“Yeah, I know. It’s Min’s favorite too.” Taehyung says giving him a quick smile.
“Sorry, I forget you probably know all of these things about me already. Can you tell me about yourself?” Gukk asks.
Taehyung had never seen a genuine laugh from him, his eyes sparkle, and he suddenly remembers that Jungkook is actually younger than him.
“I only buy vitamin gummy bears because the pills are gross.” Taehyung says popping one inside of his mouth from Jungkook’s plate, Jungkook eating the rest.
“Do I ever read him comics? I love comics! I saw his iron man poster, he’s my favorite too.”
“Yeah, you too are basically one.” Taehyung mumbles, causing Jungkook to grin.
It makes Taehyung wonder if Jungkook is liking the idea of this life he’s created for him.
“Min!” Taehyung says and the small boy quiets down.
“H-hi daddy. I was cooking for papa.” Minseok says innocently.
“You’re both cleaning this up.” Taehyung says and both of them nod their heads quickly.
When Taehyung comes out of the shower later, Jungkook stands near the door, looking at Taehyung. “Hey, sorry about the +
“What’d he try cooking for you?” Taehyung asks moisturizing his face.
“A peanut butter and jelly smoothie...” Jungkook says making a funny face, as if he’s barely realizing it probably wasn’t the best idea.
“I also ordered take out for dinner, what I tried cooking probably tasted worse than what Min cooked, at least it looked worse.” Jungkook says.
“I would’ve tried it.” Taehyung says and Jungkook gets closer to him.
Jungkook hesitantly wrapped his arms around Taehyung and Tae bit his lip.
“I don’t think you’re happy with me, or at least the new me but thank you for still being patient.”
“Jungkook-“ Taehyung starts but Jungkook shakes his head.
“You basically lost your husband when I lost my memory, and I’m sorry. I don’t know how I used to be, but I’ll try my best to make you happy.” Jungkook promises.
What scares Tae the most is that this Jungkook never hurt him, he doesn’t even think +
“What if Jungkook doesn’t ever regain his memory? He’s a completely different person now and not trying to talk down my own boss but he was so mean before and this Jungkook just isn’t.” Tae stutters out
“I’m sorry I just - when I thought of telling him we were married it was because I thought he’d regain his memory in like a week but I read this can last.”
“What about this new Jungkook? He’s like a child but he’s so sweet and I don’t want to hurt him. You should see how much he +
“Jungkook’s always wanted a miniature version of himself, I’m sure he’s having fun and you aren’t hurting him Tae. If Jungkook was at his own home resting right now he’d be all alone. 18 year old Jungkook didn’t push anyone +
“You wouldn’t hurt him purposely, I know you wouldn’t. Mistakes happen and they happen to everyone, don’t be so hard on yourself if something goes wrong. You can always text me and I can try and help.” Namjoon reassures.
“You’re gonna do fine.” Namjoon says patting his shoulder.
Taehyung has a feeling of nervousness building in his stomach because he’s scared. He’s scared Namjoon is right and Jungkook will try and push him+
Taehyung has actually grown pretty fond over this Jungkook. When Taehyung gets home the house is spotless with a tired Jungkook giving him a small smile. Minseok is drawing in his room happily and it all feels so domestic.
“It looks delicious Jungkook, I can’t wait to try it.” Taehyung says with a smile and it’s genuine, it’s not forced or small it’s a big smile because Tae +
“Really? See this is what I meant by you’re so nice-“ Jungkook says and Taehyung laughs. He walks over and presses his
“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to overstep.” Taehyung says, realizing maybe Jungkook didn’t want affection but Gukk quickly shakes his head.
“Ew! Papa is giving daddy a kiss!”
And that’s what snaps Taehyung out of his trance. Both Jungkook and Taehyung look at +
“Maybe we should give you some kisses too!” Jungkook says and Taehyung grins, watching Jungkook run over to the small boy and pick him up, giving him small kisses all over his cheeks. Tae joins them, giving their son kisses
“You should go to sleep Tae, you wake up early.” Jungkook says and he walks over to get himself+
“I’ll go to sleep soon Jungkook. Don’t worry about me.” Taehyung reassures.
“It’s about work isn’t it?” Jungkook asks looking at the papers. “Yeah, it is but don’t worry.”
“I know you don’t want me to think of this as being my problem but it is. You’re doing my work when it should be me stressing out over it, not you.” Jungkook frowns.
“Jungkook, I chose not to sleep in my bed. I chose +
“Can I come with you?” Taehyung asks holding Jungkook’s hand. The smaller boy stares at their hands and smiles.
“Could you? You don’t have to if you’re busy.” Jungkook says.
“Are you sure? It’s just a check up, the driver from the company can take me.” Jungkook says and Taehyung vividly has deja vu to when he had asked Jungkook if he could go to the +
“Don’t worry baby, I can go.”
“Okay Tae.” Jungkook says and he finds himself leaning in, giving Taehyung a hug. The older man only sighs because yet again he’s reminded that this isn’t the same Jungkook.
Why did Namjoon bring +
Taehyung feels nervous about this but almost sort of happy, there’s a part of him that believes Jungkook won’t hate him if he regains his memory but that’s a long shot.
He goes to use the restroom after that and finishes up quickly when he hears whimpers coming from his room. He rushes in to +
“Hey! Hey - Gukk!” Taehyung yells and he gets on the bed before taking Jungkook’s arms in his. Jungkook wakes up and he lets out a deep breath before sitting himself up.
“It was just a nightmare.” Taehyung says softly, calming the boy down.
“I - it felt so real.” Jungkook says, and Tae doesn’t hesitate to pull him in closer, Jungkook lays his head on the older mans chest.
“It wasn’t really a nightmare, it was just a dream but - but I was mad. I was in an office, and I kept yelling at a man. I told him he couldn’t do his job so I had to find someone who could.”
Jungkook was remembering the first person he ever fired at the company, a receptionist who had messed up some paper work.
“O-oh.” Taehyung stuttered, not knowing what else to say.
“Why was I so mad? Why was I always so mad?” Jungkook asks Taehyung once, wondering why he was only ever mad and not laughing or happy.
“I don’t know..” Taehyung says reading over some papers.
“I-I’m sorry, I dont know where that came from-“ Jungkook says, feeling his stomach +
“I always pay attention. You might not see me in these memories but I was there to witness them all.” Taehyung says and he stands up, ignoring Jungkook’s sad expression.
“Tomorrow is my first day back at work.” Jungkook says nervously to Taehyung.
“Yup, Namjoon’s back so I think he’ll be taking care of showing you the ropes.” Tae responds.
“I was but um - it’s just more suiting for Namjoon to do so.” Taehyung says cleaning up the dishes Minseok had left behind on the dinner table. He washes the dishes carefully, focusing on them so he doesn’t +
“Please don’t be mad at me. I miss talking to you. I didn’t mean to snap the other day.” Jungkook whispers
Jungkook places soft kisses to the back of Taehyung’s neck and the older man lets go of the cup in his hand, almost breaking it as it lands harshly in the sink.
Jungkook pulls away and steps back.
“Jungkook, you don’t even know me. You don’t have to be kissing me or touching me if you aren’t comfortable.” Taehyung explains.
“But what if I am? You’re the one who acts like a stranger is touching you+
“Are you okay?” Taehyung asks, walking closer to him. “All of these memories I have only frustrate me, they’re always upsetting.”
“I just want to have a nice memory. I want to remember you, our first kiss, our first date, our wedding, our honeymoon, when Minseok first came into our lives.” Jungkook says with a small voice.
He knows the second Jungkook remembers everything things will go back to how they used to be. He’s not ready to upset Minseok, he’s not ready for Jungkook to hate him more+
“I’m sorry, I know this is just as hard on you. Don’t mind me.” Jungkook says and he presses a small kiss to Tae’s head.
It’s a very silent morning when Taehyung wakes up on the couch he’s been sleeping in for months in and doesn’t hear a sound.
Minseok has spent the previous night at his best friends house but around this time Jungkook would already be up.
He’s wearing a suit, his hair parted the way he did it for the past years Taehyung had known him. A fire in his eyes and all innocence gone.
“How long did you think you could fool me?”
“I always knew you had some type of romantic affection for me Taehyung but pretending to be my husband? That’s low, even for you.” Jungkook says coldly.
“Not if you don’t realize why I did it, then I don’t have anything to say.” Taehyung says and Jungkook pauses.
“So you’re telling me it’s not because you’re in love with me?”
“Did you think I would go back to being the innocent kid I used to be? The one who everyone walked over? The one that everyone crushed? Should I apologize for the monster that I am, even though everyone made me this way?”
“Taehyung, Jungkook?” Namjoon asks, stepping inside of the apartment.
Jungkook walks past Taehyung, without another look and walks to Namjoon who’s in the living room.
The second Namjoon sees Jungkook,
“You knew? You were okay with him lying to me after a traumatic accident?!” Jungkook screams and Taehyung is actually very happy Minseok wasn’t here.
“You okay Taehyung?” Namjoon asks, looking at the boy.
“Yes, because you do irrational things when you’re mad Jungkook. Taehyung might’ve lied to you but he never hurt you, and trust me, he could have. He took you in, he made you happy for months, I’ve NEVER seen you so happy.” Namjoon says.
“Take that back.” Namjoon says, and the oldest man looks red with anger.
“You hated who you were, you would get wasted on the weekends and sob to me about how lonely you were, about how much you hated being alone. Taehyung just wanted you to feel +
“I did.” Taehyung whispers before clearing his throat.
“I wanted revenge but not because you didn’t look at me but because you never treated me like an actual person. +
“I also agreed to this because you never took accountability for all that Taehyung does for you. Everything he’s given up so you could be who you are today.” Namjoon says and Jungkook looks between the both of them, confused and angry.
“Taehyung made sure for years that you were okay. He made you meals from home and brought them to you when you first started off because he didn’t want you to starve yourself. He took time to remember all the foods you love. +
“He even took in the child that you had with a random girl and decided to raise him like his own so that the company wouldn’t fall and crash under a scandal!” Namjoon snaps.
“WHY WOULD YOU TELL HIM THAT?!” Taehyung snaps at Namjoon.
“He deserve to know Tae. He had to find out eventually, he owes you a lot.” Namjoon says.
“Fire me.” Taehyung says looking at Jungkook with tears in his eyes.
“Jesus fucking Christ Jungkook, did you just miss everything I said?! He doesn’t want shit from you, he’s just a good person! Those exist!” Joon says.
“How could you ever love someone, you don’t even love yourself.” Taehyung says and that lands him a punch straight in the jaw from the younger boy.
“Fuck you Taehyung, you don’t know me.” Jungkook says.
“Did you get it all out? I’m sure you’ve always wanted to do that, go ahead, take another hit. I’ve been your emotional punching bag for years, now I’m your physical punching bag.” +
Jungkook is about to step up to Taehyung, but Taehyung flinches. Any anger in Jungkook’s face suddenly vanishes, realizing what he had just done.
“You’ve done enough.” Namjoon says standing in front of Jungkook.
“Daddy! Papa!” Minseok says running into the room. The boy’s backpack is almost bigger than him as he runs with it on.
“I drew us a picture!” Minseok says excitedly, running to Jungkook.
“That’s me, that’s you papa, and that’s daddy!” Minseok says pointing at the figures.
“Oh and that’s uncle Yoongi!” Minseok+
“Daddy, do you have an owy? Are you okay?” Minseok says running towards Taehyung, pulling at his dad’s pant leg to pull him up.
For the first time, Jungkook sees how awful he is. He feels every word he’s insulted Taehyung with, he can only imagine how hard he’s worked to raise the+
“Where is papa going? He’s all dressed up, like I did for the talent show.”
“You’re leaving? I thought we were playing iron man today, it was my turn to be iron man!” Minseok says pouting and Namjoon is pacing in circles with tears in his eyes too because it’s too much.
“Alright, I’ll stop crying. Let’s give daddy a group hug.” Jungkook says.
“I love my daddy’s,” Minseok whispers, only for them to hear. “I love uncle Joon too!” Minseok yells, causing Taehyung to laugh slightly.
He doesn’t see it coming, but suddenly +
“Ew!!” Minseok says and Tae puts his head down, causing Jungkook to pull away. “Give daddy some extra hugs today for me.” Jungkook tells the small boy before leaving.
They put three plates on the table and Taehyung is tired and he’s not emotionally ready to +
As promised, Jungkook does return at 7pm and it shocks Taehyung to say the least. He expected Jungkook to not show up, or at least show up late.
“‘S fine. You might need it.” Taehyung mumbles and Jungkook feels a lump in his throat.
“Papa! The food is ready!” Minseok says and Taehyung was so used to seeing the old Jungkook genuinely +
After they finish dinner, Jungkook puts Minseok to bed while Taehyung showers.
Jungkook is already in Taehyung’s room when he goes in. Jungkook takes a second to +
“We need to talk.” Jungkook says, his eyes lingering on Taehyung’s bottom lip, where a small cut lay and a faint purple shadow threatening to appear.
“Ok.” Taehyung responds.
“But I’m not going to take him away from you. You’re more of a father to him than I could ever be. I’ve ruined a lot of relationships in my life but I won’t let myself ruin this one.”
“No, no more tears. Stop crying. I’ve made you cry enough today. The least I could do for you is let you keep Minseok, but I do want to see him. We’re so much alike and even before I knew he was my real son, I grew +
“You really have the heart of an angel.” Jungkook mumbles more so to himself.
“How do I repay you? For taking care of him these past years?”
“There’s no way you could repay me, just let me keep raising him. Let him be my son too.” Taehyung says.
“Y-you could move in with me.” Jungkook says and Taehyung shakes his head.
“My place is bigger, you guys would live more comfortable.” Jungkook says.
“R-really?” Jungkook asks.
“Yes. I don’t want him going between houses, our place isn’t big but it’s home.” Taehyung says and Jungkook smiles slightly.
“But you have to take your room back, no more sleeping on the couch. I can take the couch. I’ll help you with rent too.” Jungkook adds.
Jungkook moves in and Taehyung makes more room for him in his closet although Jungkook is keeping a lot of his stuff in his old apartment.
It’s late when they’re done moving some things of Jungkook’s into their apartment.
A while later Jungkook knocks on his door and steps inside.
“Just wanted to say goodnight.” Jungkook says and Taehyung sits on the corner of the bed. “Goodnight, Jungkook.” Taehyung says.
“I don’t want to apologize,” Jungkook says, causing Taehyung to look up. “I don’t know how to because a sorry isn’t enough to cover+
“Of course, I’m sorry for keeping you up. Goodnight.” Jungkook says before leaving.
"Dude you're worth millions, the hell are you doing on a couch?" Hoseok asks.
"I'm trying to not be a dick, you asshole." Jungkook responds.
"Papa?" Jungkook hears Minseok say as he waddles into the living room wearing his pajamas. "Hi baby." Jungkook says sitting up quickly and ending the call without any hesitation.
"I couldn't sleep. Can you read me another comic?" Minseok asks with a small pout on his lips.
"Sure kiddo, go pick one out for me." Jungkook says and he lets the boy run from his grasp.
"I got it!" Minseok says running in with a Hulk comic.
Taehyung smiles softly at them and takes the comic dangling from Jungkook's hand. He covers both of them with a +
"Feel free to grab some food+
"Why don't you let him sleep in, I can drop him off on my way. You can also come with me, if you'd like." Jungkook says pouring himself some coffee.
"I have some things to get+
"Tae," Jungkook says making Taehyung stop pacing. Jungkook wants to tell Taehyung how good his neatly+
Although Jungkook wasn’t Taehyung’s favorite person sometimes, he was definitely happy to have the younger man back in charge.
There’s a knock on the door and Jimin’s head peaks into the room. “Hey!” Jimin says and he walks in, hugging his best friend. “Hi Jiminie.” Taehyung says smiling.
“How is everything?” Jimin asks.
“Why aren’t you working? And why is your phone not being +
“I was talking to Jimin about something. Sorry, won’t happen again.” Taehyung says quietly.
“Of course nothing changes, you never change do you?” Taehyung says stuffing his hands into his slack pockets and walking out of the room.
Taehyung sits on his desk and types feverishly on his computer. Jungkook walks over to him and everyone +
“Look at me.” Jungkook says, placing his other hand over Taehyung’s.
“What, boss?” Taehyung asks.
“I didn’t mean it like that. I didn’t mean to snap.” Jungkook apologizes.
“Oh my god”
“He literally spilled coffee all over him once and didn’t even look at him before telling him to clean it up.”
Jungkook’s head snaps to the people staring and he glares at them. “Get back to work, now!”
“Come to my office.” Gukk tells Tae.
“You don’t have anything else after your meeting today-“ Taehyung starts and Jungkook sits with his hands tangled on top of his desk.
“Good, I promised Minseok we would cook you dinner together. We’re picking him up at 5.”
“Do you have a boyfriend Taehyung?” Jungkook asks and Tae scoffs.
“That’s none of your business.”
“It’s a simple question.” Jungkook responds with jealousy in his tone.
“I’ll give you more days off.” Jungkook says but Taehyung shakes his head in disapproval.
“What did you tell me ten +
Jungkook watches him walk out and he rubs his forehead at their interaction.
Taehyung changes into more comfortable clothes and he sits on the table as he watches them cook.
Jungkook cooks in his suit but he doesn’t seem to mind, Minseok’s smile is too big to interrupt them.
Jungkook’s hair gets slightly messed up but he doesn’t mind it, focusing on their dinner results.
When they both agree on how good everything is, they set up +
“Does that mean you like it daddy?” Minseok asks, a giggling mess.
“Loved it?! I want three more plates!” Tae exclaims.
“What about papa? He can fit here too.” Minseok mumbles. His drowsy smile melts Taehyung’s heart.
“Papa’s at work but when he gets home we can ask him if he wants to cuddle you.” Taehyung says.
Taehyung looks around the room for an excuse to tell the small boy. “W-we do baby. You just don’t see us.” Taehyung says running his fingers through the boy’s hair.
“Sure baby. But I love you more, I promise.” Tae says giving the boy small kisses on his cheeks.
“Do you think he loves you?”
Taehyung begins to get up from the bed but Jungkook shakes his head. “Don’t get up, I’ve got it.” Jungkook says opening a bottle of children’s medicine.
He walks it over to the small +
“Remember what I said Minnie.” Taehyung says and Minseok giggles.
“It’s serum that can make me as strong as iron man!” The boy says before taking down the liquid. Making Jungkook smile.
“It’s spider-man! Daddy, look it’s the Spider-Man comic!” Minseok says sitting up and Taehyung laughs.
“I see it, I see it!” Taehyung smiles.
“Can we let daddy read it?” Min asks.
Jungkook sits on the chair next to the bed and holds onto the small boy’s hand.
Taehyung starts to read the comic, showing the pictures to Minseok and Jungkook sits to admire them.
It makes Jungkook’s heart ache because he would’ve been there to help but he couldn’t +
Taehyung was right, he wasn’t ready to raise a child, but now he is and Jungkook’s glad he has Taehyung.
“You should’ve stayed home today.” Jungkook says quietly to Taehyung.
Taehyung gets up from +
“Every time Minseok gets sick I drop him off at Yoongi’s in the morning and pick him up at noon after work. It’s always been this way, you don’t give me extra days off.”
“You said nothing changes. I’m following your orders.” Taehyung says turning around to face the younger boy.
“We? I got up at 6am to drop him off at Yoongi’s. I went to work at 7 when I usually start at 9. I finished everything by noon and picked him up before he even
“We don’t have the same jobs Taehyung. I run an entire company, you run my mail and emails.” Jungkook says and Taehyung sucks his teeth.
“Imagine thinking that I only run your emails and mail. Imagine if I didn’t pay your invoices, because the accountant you hired, yeah the one you hired after fucking him, wasn’t horrible at it. Imagine if I didn’t+
Tears fall from his eyes before he shuts the door behind him because he’s never asked for any recognition, never asked for any praise for +
He lays down on his bed and grabs a pillow, hugging it, quieting his sobs. The worst part is he can’t even escape Jungkook at home.
Why does he even speak? Every time he tries, he feels himself failing even more. He didn’t mean to +
Taehyung doesn’t know that since he does come home to Minseok but Jungkook hardly ever slept at his apartment.
Jungkook doesn’t hear a response and he sighs, “Taehyung, I’m an idiot. Please open the door, you can punch me in the face.” Jungkook says, not knowing what else to say but Taehyung still doesn’t budge.
“You know that was +
When he still doesn’t hear a response, he +
“Tae?” Jungkook asks and Tae doesn’t respond. He’s awake, curled into a ball, hugging a pillow but his wet eyes are looking at the wall.
“Hey.” Jungkook says sitting on the bed gently. He hesitantly +
“I’m sorry, you’re amazing and I’m an idiot please don’t listen to me.” Jungkook says rubbing the mans arm softly, he cringes at how awkward he is but he swallows down his pride.
“I can’t be that great, maybe +
“Now you sound as idiotic as I do. Actually - no - you’re much more than great. You might as well be a superhero with how much you handle. I could never do half of the things you’ve done. Our son, the one in the other room,” Jungkook says+
“If you don’t believe that our son might look at you as a superhero, then at least +
He can feel the tears soaking his work shirt but he doesn’t move a muscle, letting Taehyung cry it out. He knows he’s awake, he’s clinging to Gguk.
Jungkook sighs, watching the mans tear stained face finally look a bit more peaceful.
“You’re beautiful.” Jungkook mumbles quietly at him.
Jungkook tries not to move Taehyung too much as he attempts to get out of his hold to change into pajamas but Taehyung only scoots in closer to him.
“Tae-“ Jungkook starts but Taehyung only gets closer, intertwining their legs together. “Great.” Guk thinks to himself.
The next morning the first thing Taehyung notices is that there’s definitely someone under him and they definitely have morning wood.
Then Taehyung remembers how he fell asleep, and he’s guessing he cuddled Jungkook all night, seeing him still in his work suit.
He feels bad for making the man sleep +
It never happened because Jungkook wasn’t even awake to feel it! - Taehyung’s thoughts.
Tae swings a leg over +
Taehyung cringes at how bad this would be if Jungkook was awake but the man isn’t +
Taehyung bites his lip at the mans sound of pleasure. He’s about to attempt to get off again when he hears small footsteps in the hallway. Taehyung panics and lets his body fall +
The small boy walks back out of the room and as Tae is about to get up, Jungkook’s hand lays on his lower back.
“O-oh, good morning. I didn’t mean to cuddle you for so long. You couldn’t gotten up after I fell asleep.” Taehyung rambles on, feeling his face heat up. He quickly gets up from Jungkook making the +
“The joys of being a man.” He says before getting up.
“Please be quiet.” Taehyung says covering his face with his hands out of embarrassment.
“That was a wink!” Jimin exclaims, multiple people in the office turning around.
“Shut up!” Taehyung scolds him.
“You’re not paying attention.” Joon says, snapping Jungkook out of it.
“Yeah - yeah, the percentages.” Jungkook says focusing again.
“How’s living with Taehyung?” Namjoon asks as they go inside of Guk’s office.
“Are you uncomfortable? I heard you sleep on the couch.” Joon asks.
“No, it’s alright, I’m alright. It’s really nice going home to a positive environment. My apartment always made me feel worse after a long day, now I get excited to go home.” Gukk says.
Something catches the attention of the younger man though, he stares as the head of sales walks up to Taehyung’s desk.
The man has a cocky smile on his face while he talks to Taehyung and Jungkook glares.
“Minjae?” Namjoon asks looking outside of the office.
“Why is he talking to Tae?” Jungkook asks out loud, seeing Minjae shamelessly flirt with Taehyung, who’s smiling.
“Tae, huh? Since when are you +
“Joon, don’t be ridiculous, we live together, we have a son, of course we’re close.” Jungkook says.
“Yeah but it’s not like you’re in a relationship, you might have a son but Taehyung isn’t yours.” Namjoon states and Jungkook rolls his eyes.
“Okay, so stop ogling him every second he’s in a ten feet parameter.” Namjoon says raising an eyebrow.
“What did you say that guys name was? Minjae? Gotta talk to him.” Jungkook says.
“Hey baby.” Jungkook says smiling at Taehyung. The older man sits frozen at the pet name and Minjae stands up straight in front of Jungkook.
“Oh, sir. Good afternoon.” Minjae says.
“Sales has been lacking numbers lately. Maybe you should be spending more time at your desk, and less +
“Yes sir, I’m sorry. It won’t happen again.” Minjae says before walking away, without another word.
“I’m sorry, I thought you look uncomfortable. I didn’t mean to call you baby, unless you liked it, nothing wrong +
“It’s o-okay.” Taehyung says bowing his head down, not looking at Taehyung. At first Jungkook thinks he’s fucked up, that’s until he gets a glimpse of Taehyung trying to suppress a smile.
“I breathed.” Jungkook jokes, shrugging.
“Let Taehyung flirt with men. He’s sacrificed so much of his life to this place, don’t let his love life be another sacrifice.”
“Baby? Since when is he your baby? Since when do you look at him and smirk when you realize you’re making him blush? Cut it out, don’t string him along like that.” Namjoon says.
“We get it! I was a very shitty person, I still fucking am. I’m not good for him, you don’t think I know that? I took away any chance of him being a normal +
Outside of Jungkook’s office Jimin is still whisper/ yelling at Taehyung. “HE CALLED YOU BABY”
“I love living a drama, what do you think it would take for Namjoon to call me baby?” Jimin asks and Taehyung almost chokes.
“N-Namjoon? You like Namjoon?” Taehyung asks.
“He’s so..perfect.” Jimin beams.
“Then why didn’t you give him the company?!” Jungkook yells and the look of +
“I didn’t mean to interrupt, or over hear.” Taehyung says.
“No, it’s alright. It’s not like you haven’t heard me and my father go at each other +
“He’s always giving you a hard time about the company. I’m no business man, so maybe this doesn’t count for anything but I think you’re incredible.” Taehyung says and Jungkook feels himself perk up at those words.
Jungkook stands up and he walks around his desk to get to Tae. He rests against his desk, with a space open +
“You think I’m incredible? That’s pretty cool coming from my very own super hero.” Jungkook says and Taehyung giggles, covering his face. His laugh is infection which causes Jungkook to break a smile.
“I want him to be happy. He has a stare in his eyes....I think he’s happy.”
Taehyung makes their coffees, knowing for years how Jungkook liked his made.
“Here.” Jungkook says, sliding him the slippers. “Ah, thanks.” Taehyung laughs. Taehyung can feel him walk up behind him but +
“Mmm smells like coffee.” Jungkook says softly. Taehyung almost shivers at his tone. “Yeah, this ones yours.” Taehyung says pointing at the black mug.
“Daddies, we are going to be late! Stop being in love!” Minseok says before returning back towards his room to change
“I would do it a million times more if you let me.” Jungkook says. The younger boy’s hand reaches Taehyung’s chin and lifts his head up.
“Do you regret it?” Jungkook asks, very quietly. Their eyes meet and Tae only sees +
“N-no. I don’t.” Taehyung says shaking his head. Jungkook shyly smiles and leans in but this time pecking Taehyung’s cheek. “Good, because I don’t either.”
“Since when are they a thing?”
“Taehyung is probably using him for his money.”
“Good morning.” Jungkook says loudly, getting the people’s attention. He swoops his hand down and holds Taehyung’s in his.
Taehyung wasn’t sure of what to say after his outburst so he stays quiet. When they walk into the office they let go of each other’s hands, having things to get to.
Jungkook steps out of his office and looks at Taehyung.
“I don’t know...he usually calls ahead of time.” Taehyung tells him, which is true. Jungkook’s dad never just stops by to visit, he always goes with a motive to retrieve something, never just to talk or check up on Jungkook.
“My assistants will join us.” His dad remarks, “Then so will mine.” Jungkook says, looking at Tae
“That’s fine, this involves him anyways.” His father says and a lump builds in Taehyung’s throat. He didn’t even know the man knew his name.
“What do you want?” Jungkook asks sitting at his desk.
“It’s not? You know I was in a car accident where I lost my memory, for months, you didn’t call once. Did you expect a hug?” Jungkook asks.
Taehyung never realized but Jungkook is right+
“I was in Japan, on business.” His father states simply and Taehyung’s jaw almost drops at how cold the man is.
“That’s not why I’m here you brat, I’m here because I was told that a tip leaked to a magazine that you aren’t living at your apartment anymore. You’re living with him.” The man says point to Tae.
“I understood why you were staying with his at first, Namjoon said he was taking care of you but you’re obviously fine now. So why is your stay being delayed?” His father asks with a raised eyebrow.
“Do you think I care where you live? Or what you do? Because I don’t, I’m asking for the sake of the reputation of this company. I didn’t run this place for 35 years only for you to run it to the ground.”
“Because we have a son.” Jungkook says, enjoying the way his fathers face drops in shock and before he knows it, he’s being slapped.
“I sure hope you’ve made those assistants of yours sign agreements or else we’ll both know who’s giving tips.”
“You son of a bitch, are you crazy?! You’re not even together, how on earth do you already have a son?!” His father asks, steam almost coming out of his ears.
“Taehyung has been raising a son I had and didn’t know about for the past couple of years. He’s been doing a great job, and +
“I’m- I don’t know what to say. You’ve really lost it. How do you expect the media-“
“Don’t worry, Taehyung is prettier than any girl I could ever like.” Jungkook says in the moment, and Taehyung is holding back from releasing a laugh.
“If people actually gave a big enough fuck about my life, yes, I would give it all up for them but this company will thrive and I’ll make sure +
“You’ve disappointed me to another level today.” His father says.
“There’s never been a day when I made you proud, I’m done trying.” Jungkook replies.
“Wow.” Jungkook says, his hands wrapping around Taehyung’s waist, hugging him back.
“You’re not a disappointment. Minseok and I will never think you’re a disappointment.” Taehyung whispers.
“You’re all that matters now. You two are my world now.” Jungkook says and Taehyung pulls back, looking at Jungkook’s bruised bottom lip and gives him a gentle peck on his lips, making Jungkook melt.
“What’s up?” Taehyung asks, placing food on the plates.
“Um - maybe vanilla? What do you think?” Taehyung asks, knowing how much the small boy enjoys vanilla cake.
“Yes! Good choice daddy!” The boy smiles.
So maybe Jungkook lies to Taehyung and tells the man that he’s going to lunch when he takes Minseok out of daycare so they can both pick out a present for him, or multiple presents.
“But don’t tell daddy okay baby? This is all a surprise.” Jungkook tells the boy.
“No, not even the cake. Promise Papa.” Jungkook says and the small boy nods his head.
“Okay! I promise! But it won’t be easy. Daddy’s smart.”
“I don’t understand why you came to pick me up, my car is here, I drove.” Tae says.
“You’re so bossy, at least pay him more.” Tae says poking his chest playfully.
“Ok, ok, just get in.” Gukk laughs.
“No more questions mister.” Jungkook says leading him out of the car and handing his keys to the valet.
“Only one more, where’s Min?” Taehyung asks.
“You’re such a good dad. +
When they step inside of Jungkook’s apartment, Taehyung hears soft music playing, and the smell of food hits him.
“I’m going to take a guess and say we aren’t just here to pick something up.”
The reality is, Jungkook could call this place his home. This luxurious, spacey, place +
“You must miss this place.” Taehyung says sitting down across from Gukk.
“This place never felt like home. You and Min are home.”
“The view...its so beautiful.” Taehyung says.
“Why didn’t you like your apartment?” Taehyung asks looking at him.
“Because...this is nice until you realize you have no one +
“Do you still think that? Do you still think the world would go on in perfect harmony with or without you?” Tae asks.
“I don’t believe it would. Maybe everyone’s world wouldn’t stop without you but many would. Namjoon’s world...Min’s world...my world. They wouldn’t continue the same, they’d stop without you in them.”
“What would I do without you Taehyung?” Jungkook asks quietly.
“Ah, you’d have to do a lot without me.” The man jokes.
“You probably never pictured yourself with your assistant+
“I might’ve been a complete asshole to you before Taehyung but that doesn’t mean I didn’t think of you romantically before. But I thought you could never like me, no one usually does.” Jungkook says.
“You’re kind of hard to like.” Taehyung jokes making+
“Yeah, I know.” Jungkook says.
“But it’s okay. Years of working for you let me see many sides to you that you probably never thought I saw. I know you have a good heart, it’s bruised and damaged but it’s good.” Taehyung says, giving Jungkook small kisses.
“You can sleep with me....from now on.” Taehyung says shyly and Jungkook looks at him with wide eyes.
“Are you sure? I don’t want to make you-“
“I-okay. Do you want to go to bed?” Jungkook asks.
Taehyung thinks that Jungkook is in meetings all day and he will say he’s pretty +
Taehyung curses as he kicks the ground in annoyance because he can only wish Jungkook would +
In an instant, everyone yells,
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAE!”
“W-what??!” Taehyung asks, confused and overwhelmed to say the least.
“It was all Jungkook!” Jimin says and Taehyung’s eyes start to water.
“I helped too! I even kept the secret about it!” Minseok yells and Guk picks up the small boy in his arms.
“Did you really? When did you become good with secrets young man?” Tae asks playfully.
Jungkook turns a bright red at the mention of it and Taehyung nods his head, “want to sleep over at uncle Yoongi’s tonight?” Taehyung asks the small boy and he nods his head. “Yes!! He has the best movies!”
“Please, be quiet!” Taehyung says smiling.
“I know you’ve watched me had flings with other people Tae....but this isn’t like that okay? I really want to be your boyfriend, +
“What do you mean?” Gukk asks.
“I just dont want you to feel like we have to be in a relationship because of Minseok. He’ll love us either way, you don’t have to have a relationship with me to be in his life.” Tae reassures.
“And your lips, god, your lips.” Jungkook says rolling them+
Their laughs and kisses are heard all around the apartment all night long before they fall asleep, both of their bodies tangled with each other. A peaceful smile on both of their faces.