Taehyung isn’t one to be excitedly looking for books on the first week of school, but knowing he should probably try and get ahead of the game this semester he drags himself there, by himself of course. His friends wouldn’t bother until probably the day before the exam.
What Taehyung doesn’t expect to see that day is the same girl who dropped her card outside, to lean over the counter at the library and place a kiss on Jungkook’s lips. It’s just a small peck, but nonetheless Taehyung can tell that it’s her. “Yo, didn’t she try to hit on you?”
They walk back into the party and they’re met with Jin and Namjoon giving each other kisses on the couch.
A couple of days later they run into each other at the school’s coffee shop right before class.
“Can I please have a medium iced americano with sugar.” Taehyung says looking at the menu.
“How was that last test for you?” Taehyung asks, breaking their silence.
“Ah, it was alright. I got an 86. What about you?” Jungkook responds, holding on to his backpack straps and offering Taehyung a kind smile.
“You’re so smart hyung, I really admire you. You always seem so busy but well put together.” Jungkook praises.
“Don’t cut yourself short, a B is still great. I wasn’t getting B’s my+
Jungkook feels warmth creep up on his cheeks before lowering his eyes to the ground.
“Thank you again. Maybe you could let me treat you to dinner some time, after the semester ends, in a way of congratulating you for finishing your first semester-“
“Where’s my coffee?” Jimin asks, making both Taehyung and Jungkook freeze.
“Jungkook bought mine and I completely forgot, I’m +
“You trying to steal my best friend?” Jimin asks Jungkook, who looks like a deer caught by the headlights. “No, no, I just, Taehyungie hyung+
“It used to be OUR thing.” Jimin tells him with a pout.
“Okay, I didn’t stop you from going. You stopped going because Yoongi hyung started making you coffee in the +
“Yup.” Taehyung says, feeling his heart sink a little bit at the reminder.
“Yet he looks at you like he’d go to the moon just to get you the stars? That’s whack. Hope he realizes what he’s missing.” Jimin says.
“H-Hi, I’m new here and I just wanted to ask real quick if you could tell me where the science hall is?” The boy asks nervously holding a map of the campus.
“Thank you so much! I thought I was on a completely different side of the campus for a second.” The boy says folding his map back up.
“Nope, you’re closer than you thought. I’m Taehyung by the way, it’s nice to meet you.”
“Look at you, getting hit on before breakfast.” Jungkook says playfully, making Taehyung bite his lip.
“Ha, yeah, I know.” He responds.
“Um, he actually is, I’ve just had my eye on someone else lately.” Taehyung says and Jungkook nods his head slowly.
“I’m sure whoever it is will be thrilled that you like them.” Jungkook responds, his+
“Party this Friday at mine. It’s not an invitation it’s a message that I’m referring to you because your ass will be there.” Hoseok says giving Taehyung a pointed look, knowing his friend had lately backed off of parties.
Taehyung spots Hoseok pretty easily who has a kind of frightened look+
“Hi Jimin hyung, Taehyungie.” Jungkook suddenly says, greeting both of them. Suri stands behind him+
“Is he okay?” Jungkook asks. “Ask again tomorrow.”
Before he knows it he’s finished with his beer and he holds the empty bottle loosely. Jungkook’s eyes wonder around the room until they land on Taehyung who has actually not moved since they had talked.
“Yeah and he can call me anything else he wants too but you can’t.” He tells her, making her scoff.
“Yeah, a pretty boring one. If only you could admit to wanting me, things could be different.”
“Yeah? And how do you think I want you?” Taehyung asks, neither of them realizing Jungkook was in the room. “Tae-“ Jin tries to stop him but Taehyung isn’t Taehyung right now. Taehyung right now is furious,
“Jungkook-“ Taehyung says, his presence sobering him up when he realizes what Jungkook had just heard. Jungkook shakes his head as Suri starts to say something as well but he runs out before she can finish a sentence.
“Go.” Jin tells him.
“No! Don’t touch me!” He says and Tae circles him in a corner, needing to talk to him. “Jungkookie, why are you crying? What’s wrong?” Taehyung asks, seeing the tears roll down his cheeks.
“Who?! Who would ever love me? I’m lucky she’s even kept me around as long as she has.” Jungkook says.
“Yet there’s no one I want but you. You’ve seen people approach me, hit on me, +