Jimin is a Beauty Youtuber; but not knowing what look to post in his next video, he takes on the challenge of dating his best friend for 24hrs instead. What happens when Jungkook turns out to be a better boyfriend than he thought?
—> please don’t reply; only quote
—> more narration than social media
—> don’t mind time stamps
—> I apologize for editing mistakes 😔
—>Oh and Jungkook and Jimin are the same age
—>Thank you all for reading, I hope you like it💜💜💜
Jimin has 570,000 subscribers he’s supposed to be uploading a new video for, but he had no idea what to post.
Smokey eyes, cut crease, glitters, and cushion foundation reviews. He’d already posted them all on his channel. Now he needed something else. Something fun.
He could just not upload this week but that didn’t feel right. He wanted to be a consistent source of entertainment for his subscribers.
It wasn’t much different from what he usually does. He would definitely put make up on his bare face before going out, giving that Jungkook says yes, but all in all it was just Vlogging
“Hey everyone, and If you’re new, Welcome to my channel. I hope you find a home here and check out my other videos where I go full on beauty guru instead of being bare faced like today.”
“Anyway, from the title you guys can pretty much tell what today’s video is going to be about. I’m going to...date my best friend for 24hrs.”
He giggled feeling giddy and just a bit nervous about how Jungkook will react to it all
“Now, none of this is pre staged. It’s all going to be in real time and I’m going to show you guys how my best friend—Jungkook—will react.”
Jimin picked up his phone again watching the screen light up revealing Jungkook’s contact information. His heart beat sped up noticeably as he pushed the call button and pressed speaker phone so the camera could hear.
“God, I hope he picks up. Cause if not I seriously won’t have anything to upload.”
The phone rang three more times then clicked.
Jungkook’s voice sounded deep, and gravelly like he hadn’t used it in a while and Jimin smiled brightly. Jungkook had answered.
“What’re you doing?”
Jimin looked back at the camera noticing himself smiling stupidly in the flip screen.
“I want you to do something for me.”
Jungkook began to sound more awake to the longer they talked and Jimin could feel the butterflies soar in his stomach. He really hoped Jungkook said yes. He needed the material for his channel.
“Okay, what is it?”
Jimin bit his lip and swallowed hard before just spitting it all out in a rush.
“It’s a challenge where you have to date your best friend for 24hrs.”
There was snickering and Jimin tried not to let his heart drop to far in his stomach.
“It’s okay Kook, you really don’t have to. I just wanted to ask. If it’s too weird then—“
“I can just find something else to film and—“
“I said yes.”
“You can come over and help edit—“
Jimin paused still sputtering slightly, trying to full comprehend that Jungkook had just agreed to date him for 24hrs.
“Yeah, are we staring today?”
Jimin nodded a little dazed about it all but then realized Jungkook could see him.
“Alright well I think I’ve got something in mind. Be ready in an hour?”
Jimin nodded again before smacking himself in the forehead for the gestured stupidity.
Jungkook groaned before whining over the speaker. “That means make-up and everything Hyung, not just your shower.”
Jimin laughed feeling the tightness in his shoulders loosen at that familiar territory of their teasing.
Jungkook shighed in exasperation most likely not believing him but took Jimin’s word for it anyway.
“Okay, I’ll see you later then.”
Jimin hung up the phone looked at it in wonder before scoffing looking at the camera.
Jimin seemed to naturally pause as if waiting for the reaction of a friend before laughing again completely astonished. He was going to have to edit more than half of his embarrassing reactions out but part of him wanted to leave the film honest.
Pulling himself together he looked at the camera to keep going. “Well, there it is uh, I’m going to go put my make up on and then I’ll be back to formally introduce Jungkook and the challenge will...begin. Let’s go.”
He smiled going over the whole conversation again in his head. He’d been freaking out for nothing.
Looking behind him at his closet Jimin tried to visualize what to wear. Nothing for this occasion.
What was he supposed to do now if Yoongi and Hoseok wouldn’t help him? He didn’t know anything about having a boyfriend. Did he even have time left? He hadn’t started make up yet.
Jimin jumped in the air his heart stampeding in his throat as he turned around to look at Jungkook wildly clutching at his chest.
“For fucks sake, Jungkook.”
“You need to stop leaving the apartment door unlocked by the way...”
“I did it on purpose, so you could get in you ass. You were supposed to make noise, to let me know you’re here.”
Jungkook chuckled and Jimin glared at him.
Jungkook pushed Jimin’s phone to the side so he could lay flat, letting out a dramatic sigh as his eyes shut. Jimin noticed that Jungkook had dressed pretty much the same as he always did and Jimin figured maybe he was thinking to hard about this.
Jimin had always liked when he parted his hair on the side and he had it done that way now, his forehead peeking through slightly.
“Stop staring. Are you done yet?”
Jimin snorted turning back to his closet. “Not even close but I’m about to just say fuck it.”
Jimin grabbed a large green, quilted, puffer jacket from his closet. He it knew would probably hang off of his shoulder more than the sweater he was in but he didn’t mind.
Jungkook laughed. “Jimin we’ve known each other all our lives. You know I’ve done nothing but hook ups. I don’t even remember the last time /I’ve/ had anything close to a boyfriend, let alone you.”
“You’re right. God, this is so bad. I hope it looks real on camera.”
Jungkook popped an eye open before sitting up. Jimin sat down putting on his rings.
Jungkook rolled his eyes and Jimin laughed knowingly.
“but I think I’ve got the stereotypes covered for the day. We should be okay.”
“I already tried. They abandoned me. Did you ask your other boyfriend friends while you were at their house?”
Jimin shrugged sliding on his boots. “We’ll make it work.”
Jungkook was still putting his shoes on when Jimin turned the camera on purposely recording him while he didn’t know.
Jungkook nearly snapped his neck looking up at Jimin wide eyed, both confusion and shock coloring his features. There was a deep red coating filling his cheeks and Jimin laughed shaking the camera by accident.
He stood rolling his eyes and Jimin began to calm down as Jungkook pulled out his car keys moving toward the front door.
“So I’m back and as you can tell Jungkook is here now. I actually wasnt ready when he got here but I left the door unlocked so he could get in and he snuck up on me so that was pay back.”
“Hold this while I lock the door.”
When Jimin finished he saw Jungkook juvenilely sticking his face all the way in the camera saying hello and he laughed.
“What are you doing you dork?”
“Okay so we’re leaving for our date now. Baby, where are we going?”
Jungkook shook his head smiling. “That is so fucking weird.”
“It’s boyfriend-y, and stop cursing on my channel.”
Making it to the front door of the building Jungkook surprisingly held it open for Jimin to go through and Jimin flipped the camera so the lens was facing him now.
“I’m taking you to eat, and then we’re going to see that movie that you want—“
Jimin gasped as if the two hadn’t been planning to see it together anyway and Jungkook shook his head.
Jimin giggled. “Shut up. Anything else?”
They made it to the car and Jungkook looked at Jimin slyly pulling the passenger door open for him. He never normally did these things. It was nice and Jimin felt his heart flip a little.
There was somewhat of a serious but nervous undertone to Jungkook’s words. He was now showing the nervousness that Jimin had been expelling earlier.
So he nodded giving Jungkook a comforting smile.
“Okay, I can’t wait.”
“So where are we going to eat?”
Jungkook checked his mirrors before pulling off, one hand on the wheel and one on the gear shift.
“That ramen place you like a whole lot.”
Jimin tried to angle the camera so it was catching both of them in the frame.
“Well when we get there you can order whatever you want baby,”
Jimin had been in the middle of fixing his hair again looking at the flip screen of his camera when Jungkook said that.
He clutched at his eye blinking away the pain furiously and Jungkook laughed turning the wheel.
“Gotcha. Oh, and don’t curse on your channel.”
Jungkook was still laughing as Jimin looked in the visor mirror to make sure his eye wasn’t red, ignoring the erratic beat of his heart. He knew it was only because he liked the endearment.
This must’ve been how Jungkook had felt when Jimin had said it. It felt... intimate, and personal.
It was quiet as they pulled up too the restaurant and Jungkook came around the car again before Jimin could get out, opening his door.
The waiter approached as Jimin did the same and quickly decided what to order, and made normal conversation as they waited for their food to come.
Jimin didn’t think anything about it considering they’d shared food before and slurped at the noodles.
If neither of them stopped it was inevitable that they would kiss
Jimin nodded still smiling when Jungkook looked back up at him. The younger was blushing too and didn’t seem to comfortable about it as he scratched at the back of his head and looked everywhere but at Jimin.
Jimin nodded again and Jungkook called for the waiter to get that check.
Both he and Jungkook were still in school, and Jungkook honestly did not need to go broke over this challenge.
Jungkook looked at him briefly as that walked into the theatre to find their seats, and shrugged.
“Yeah. That’s what you’re supposed to do on dates right?”
As they sat down in front of the glowing screen Jimin noticed that there was very few people in seeing the movie they were seeing.
When he turned back to Jungkook realizing he hadn’t answered him. He found Jungkook staring at him before he raised a brow.
Jimin scoffed because he was being unreasonable and there was no reason Jungkook should feel obligated to pay for everything on a fake date. This was only for the camera Jimin was holding. No reason Jungkook should put himself in a hole for it.
“Just... let me do it okay? Let me give you this.”
Jimin took in the serious look on Jungkook’s face wanting to rebut again but noticing he was very serious about this.
Jungkook sighed relaxing back in his seat. “It’s not that much. I’ve got it covered.”
He looked at the screen effectively showing that he wasn’t going to listen to anything else Jimin had to say and Jimin sighed.
Jungkook nodded but didn’t seem as if he had any plans in doing what Jimin said.
The movie began and Jimin turned off the camera relaxing back.
Although there weren’t many people in the theatre Jungkook had still leaned close whispering in Jimin’s war making him jump a little before he looked at him nodding.
Jungkook nodded. “Do you want me to go get you something hot? tea? I can get popcorn.” Jungkook had already started to get up and Jimin shook his head, placing his hand on his chest to prevent Jungkook from getting up.
“No, I’m fine.”
Jungkook looked down where Jimin was still touching grabbed his chest and pulled Jimin’s hand away holding it in his own as if it was the most natural thing in the world.
Jungkook whispered okay before looking back to the screen.
Jimin couldn’t record in the theatre. They would think he was bootlegging the movie, so why?
More importantly, why did Jimin like it.
“Did you like it?”
“Hmmm? Oh, yeah, it was great. Thank you. For taking me.”
Jungkook smiled. “You ready for what’s next?”
“Yes ...what are me doing?”
Jungkook chuckled pulling him toward the exit. “You just have to wait and see.”
Jimin almost grabbed Jungkook’s hand. Subconsciously missing the warmth from the theatre but changed last minute and
Jungkook laughed as Jimin grabbed his jacket while he still tried to hold the camera steady.
“Kook, you know how bad I’ve been dying to go ice skating again.”
Jimin knew it had been more than that but things had just been hectic with his studies and he hadn’t been able to drag Jungkook with him again. It had been a birthday gift last year.
Walking in Jimin immediately pulled Jungkook to the skate rental counter and could hear Jungkook chuckling behind him.
Jimin huffed at that not forgetting what Jungkook had told him in the movie which made it kind of hard to reign in the fact that this was a /unrealistic/ date
A date for his YouTube channel.
Absolutely not a real date.
“Right. Okay. I need a size—“
Jungkook rolled his eyes cutting Jimin off. “I know what size you wear.”
While Jungkook bought the skates and the rink time, Jimin took a deep breath and flipped the camera around while walking a little ways away, panning the area.
Jimin flipped the camera to face him, smiling when he saw Jungkook’s back in the flip screen behind him.
“He’s buying our skates right now and then we’re gonna hop on the ice...”
It was honestly a reflex. Jungkook had called him and Jimin responded. Maybe he should’ve been concerned that it was the first answer that came to mind but he couldn’t take it back now.
“Come grab your skates.”
Jimin nods not knowing if he should be relieved Jungkook hadn’t said anything or if he should think maybe Jungkook has become just as invested in this date as Jimin had.
What’s more is there’s no way Jungkook could even possibly like Jimin back.
Jimin made it back to the counter grabbing his pair of skates and smiled at the elderly staff woman behind the counter.
“Oh no, we—-“ Jimin paused the video ready to correct the woman when Jungkook cut him off.
“Not long, ma’am; but thank you.”
Jungkook shrugged helping Jimin our of his sneakers which felt entirely too intimate as he then slid on the skate.
“What was what?”
Jimin snorted. “You know exactly what I’m talking about. The whole “not long but thanks anyway” bit.”
“We are dating.”
Jimin ignored the skip in the beat of his heart to take the side of sanity. “Yeah, but only for twenty-four hours.”
Sighing and deciding to just let it go, Jimin grabbed his hand walking gingerly beside Jungkook away from the bench.
Jimin waddled and waded on the ice so cutely unable to keep his balance. Simultaneously holding his legs too far apart and too close together, almost falling on his butt and taking Jungkook with him because he was still clutching His hand tight.
He’d been hiding his feelings for Jimin for a long time. So long that he probably could’ve had an acting degree by now instead of screwing around to work on film score.
It was jealousy over Jimin’s one night hook ups and wanting to see him with no one else but himself.
So he could show him.
He’d show Jimin how much he cared and how good of a boyfriend he’d be. Their friendship meant everything but Jungkook wanted more.
“You’re always so good at everything. You’ve never even Ice skated before, in your life.”
Jungkook laughed. “Not true.”
Jungkook could only smile fondly, “you’re doing great now.”
“Because you’re helping me.”
“I could let go...”
Jungkook laughed at the panic covering Jimin’s face but couldn’t help but feel warm inside as well.
Jimin shook his head watching a small girl fly by on her skates doing a pretty spin and zooming around the bend.
“You okay?” Jimin had looked so introspective so suddenly that it had Jungkook concerned. Had Jimin taken his joke seriously? “You know I really wouldn’t let go right?”
Jungkook nodded. “We’ll have dinner first, and ice cream. Then We can go back to You’re apartment.”
“Careful Jeon Jungkook, you’ll spoil me.”
He turned to pull Jungkook from the rink on wobbly legs, never hearing him whisper how much he truly wanted too.
Jimin had become so invested in the date that sitting at dinner together he’d forgotten to set his camera up. He sat right next to Jungkook at the small table holding his hand in excitement because Jungkook had brought him to a Steak house.
“Would you stop that? You look fine.”
Jimin pouted pitting the spoon down. “Just fine? I knew I should’ve put make up on.”
“You look amazing. Make up or not, you always look amazing.”
He opened his mouth to tell Jungkook how good he though he always looked
Jungkook shook his head. “Nah I didn’t really want any.”
He placed another spoonful of ice cream in front of Jimin’s face and Jimin immediately parted his lips to receive it. True to his word Jungkook had bought Jimin ice cream from a stand after dinner.
That warm feeling feom dinner had returned and Jimin didn’t question it just ate with a smile.
Ice cream appeared in front of him again and Jimin was pulled from his thoughts by the sound of Jungkook’s voice as well.
“Car’s right there...”
Jimin hummed, Jungkook took moment to look at his wrist watch.
Those words were like ice water in Jimin’s veins, waking him up and causing him to lift his head from Jungkook’s shoulder and loosen the grip on his arm.
“So, you wanna tell me what you thought of our date?”
Jimin didn’t. Mainly because he didn’t want it to end. So he forced a smile and shook his head coming up with an excuse on the fly.
When Jungkook just nodded tossing the empty ice cream cup in a trash can they passed by Jimin felt the tightness in his chest loosen and exhaled in relief.
On Jimin’s bed with his eyes shut, and Jimin had the strangest since of deja vu, seeing the scene making him feel like the night may start all over again.
“Jungkook is still here. We’re going to share how we felt about the night and then I’ll let you go.”
“Hmm Okay, so I thought it was great, I thought it was fun. Jimin is a boyfriend just like I thought he’d be. Whiny and spoiled—-“
“Hey!” Jungkook chuckled and Jimin glared mockingly at Jungkook before going back to play with his hair.
“Hush, I’m still talking.”
Jimin giggled and Jungkook placed a hand on his thigh beneath the desk and squeezed making Jimin all warm again.
Jungkook nodded looking at Jimin so he could go and Jimin exhaled dramatically.
“It was the absolute...”
“The absolute best date I’ve ever been on and Jungkook was absolutely perfect it was very few moments where I was like ‘oh this is awkward, I’m dating my best friend’. It was more like...
Jimin looked at Jungkook again and saw him smiling, then looked back at the camera.
“Okay so it’s...” Jimin picked up his phone to look at time.
Before Jimin could turn the camera off Jungkook got up grabbing his car keys as if he was about to go and Jimin felt panicked.
Jungkook paused looking back at him.
“There is, uh...one more thing that we have to do to end the night?”
Jungkook shrugged. “Okay what?”
Jimin looked at his phone. Eleven-fifty eight.
Jungkook’s eyes widened but Jimin was already in deep and he might as well keep digging. He jumped from his seat not caring whether he and Jungkook were being caught on camera.
That seemed to be all it took to melt Jungkook’s icy exterior.
They completely molded into one another, and that warm feeling Jimin had been feeling off and on all night turned blazing hot.
They’d just kissed.
He’d just kissed his best friend.
This could change everything between them and Jimin had no idea how he could’ve let things go this far.
Jungkook raised a hand and shook his head effectively stopping Jimin from speaking.
“Don’t. It—it’s okay, really. I just—-I have to go.”