Still, with how young and fresh out of school he is, it was inevitable for people to be surprised that oh? you’re the teacher?
Jimin is never fond of people continuously mistaking him as a student.
So when the cute barista at the cafe asked if he wanted a student discount, he expected himself to be peeved not to blush and nod and stutter because he’s just so... hot.
Jimin learned that his name is Yoongi.
While the shop is small and not always packed, they do still get customers, usually people in need of some solitude.
He even likes the latte Yoongi prepared for him despite the latter never having made his regular before.
So he does what anyone would do when a person finds another attractive, he flirts.
What he did not expect was Yoongi to smirk at each attempt, offer him another of his student discounts, and flirt right back.
“Does he really think you’re a student?” Taehyung asked him when he told the story, and the question sums up most of his confusion.
They’re reading through student papers in one of the faculty conference rooms, and Taehyung’s casual mention of wanting coffee made him remember Yoongi and his favorite latte.
“Have you told him?”
Taehyung laughs when he sees his frown.
“Maybe try to act less cute when you do it.”
He sighs without meaning to as Yoongi hands him his favorite order.
“Something wrong, sweetheart?” The nickname makes him flush, but Jimin merely shakes his head.
There aren’t that many people in the cafe today, and Yoongi takes the opportunity to lead Jimin to one of the high tables near the counter.
Jimin pouts harder and takes a sip of his drink. Delicious as always.
“Made sure it’d be for you, pretty,” Yoongi replies easily, but Jimin can see how his compliment makes him really happy despite the kind of flirty response.
It’s cute. Jimin groans.
“You,” Jimin admits without thought. It makes Yoongi chuckle.
“What about me?” Is he serious?
“You keep giving me student discounts.”
Yoongi didn’t really think that was a bad thing. “What’s wrong with that?”
Yoongi’s heard that, heard him say that so many times already. Jimin just doesn’t know why Yoongi doesn’t believe him.
Until he says it.
“You always come here to study since you’ve been in that uni,” Yoongi points out. “You that excited to graduate?”
Yoongi looks at him, confused.
“Until now,” he continues. “You’re still studying here. Aren’t you doing your thesis or something?”
Jimin has no idea where he got that idea, doesn’t even know how Yoongi’s aware he’s been visiting the cafe since he was a student.
They both turn.
Despite everything, Jimin slips into a smile at the familiar face. “Hello, Jiwoo.”
“Thank you for helping me with the topic earlier,” she tells him. “I think I get it now.”
“Just make sure you check your go over your notes,” he tells her. He chances a glance back at Yoongi who had gone quiet upon her approach, and he didn’t know what to expect.
Yoongi’s looking between the two of them with wide eyes, mouth slightly open.
“Be right back,” he mumbles before heading back to the counter.
When Yoongi leaves, Jiwoo also bows to Jimin and tells him she’ll go back to her friends. He lets her.
He doesn’t hear Yoongi walking back to him until he speaks. “She’s your student?”
When he turns to him, there’s a small pout on Yoongi’s lips. He nods.
“You really thought I was a student?”
“You always come here to study,” Yoongi defends. “Didn’t think you graduated already.”
“How do you know that?”
“I went here a couple of times,” he admits softly, as if afraid the two other remaining people in the coffee shop would hear despite them being so far away.
“Went here more often to see you.”
“Is that why you already knew what I’d order?” Yoongi blushes harder, pale skin making it easy to notice.
“Always saw you studying here, you don’t look that different so I thought-“
Jimin giggles. “I graduated a few months ago. They took me in right after.”
So he liked him long before Jimin even noticed him? So cute. Too cute.
“You don’t go to our school though.” Yoongi nods in affirmation.
“I live nearby, so I’ve always known this place.”
He couldn’t help the teasing, and somehow it clicked something in Yoongi, because he’s suddenly smirking.
“Just wanted to see your pretty face again,” he admits, head close to Jimin’s.
“Yoongi,” Jimin whispers, because his voice is getting deep and he really doesn’t want to feel tingly right now in public.
When he squirms, Yoongi chuckles, voice as deep as ever.
There are new people coming in and Jimin can tell with the bell chiming. Yoongi stands up to head to the counter, but he can tell he’s waiting for Jimin’s response.
He’s shy, and the smile is small as he says yes.
“I’ll kiss you later if you’re up for it.”
Jimin blushes at the thought and shoves a laughing Yoongi back to the counter.
“Do I still get student discounts?”
Taehyung looks up at him at the sound. “What’s up?”
“I think,” he pauses dramatically. “I think I have a date.”
Taehyung’s eyes widen, and Jimin’s quick to mention. “He knows I’m a professor now.”
“Does that mean no more student discounts?”
Jimin would wonder how he even got in, but he’s too busy making out with the guy right now to ask after the stellar date so yes.