Song: I Like You The Best
Jealous is an understatement. In fact, Taehyung is more than jealous. He is close to breaking his wooden chopsticks. He shot glares at the two giggly boys sitting on the couch, whispering to each other’s ears. Taehyung’s grip on the chopsticks tighten before he heard a snap. He looked down and saw that he had eventually broke them apart. He sighed before getting up from the chair to get a new pair of disposable chopsticks.
Seokjin came into the kitchen and noticed the younger fumbling about in the drawer, looking for his utensils. The older shook his head before helping the younger. He opened up the other drawer and took out the chopsticks before calling the younger and tossing it to the other. Taehyung faked a smile before getting to his seat and continue shoving food inside his mouth.
“This is like the fifth time you broke chopsticks.” Seokjin said and sat next to the male. Taehyung just shrugged his shoulders, trying his best to ignore the cheerful sounds coming from the living room. Seokjin sighed. “Just confess to him already.”
Taehyung looked at the older with wide eyes before looking back to his food. “No.” He said.
“Look, you have to tell him. I can’t watch you like this.” The older said before getting up and left the younger alone. Taehyung frowned and placed the chopsticks down, losing his appetite. He turned towards the living room and regretted doing so because Jimin is hugging the maknae tightly with a huge smile on his face.
Jungkook laughed when Jimin showed him Taehyung’s not-so-fabulous sleeping pictures in his phone. Jimin smiled as he scrolled through the pictures that he had secretly took when his best friend was sleeping. Jimin thought he looked very adorable with his hair tousled everywhere, his mouth opened with soft snores and occasionally some incoherent words coming out from it.
“Jimin-ah, your face says everything.” Jungkook whispered, because he noticed Taehyung is sitting in the dining room, looking at them. More like glaring.
“My face says what?” Jimin asked, not bothering to lecture the younger to call him hyung. He had given up a long time ago. The boy is just so stubborn and annoying.
“It states that you are in love with Taehyungie.” Jimin widened his eyes and looked away from his phone to look at the younger.
“No...why would I like TaeTae?” He denied. But to be honest, Jimin always felt something whenever he is with his best friend but he always pushed away those feelings.
“Come on. It’s so obvious. Your eyes screamed out hearts.” Jungkook teased before giggling. The older frowned and think.
‘What if is he is right?’ He thought. Jimin had not thought about Taehyung more than his best friend. Sure, they hugged and cuddle and all, but he thought of them as best friend’s gestures.
“Let me ask you a question. Does your heart beat quickly when you look at him?” Jungkook asked. He watched Taehyung searching for something in the kitchen's drawer.
Jimin thought back at the time where Taehyung came out of the shower in nothing but a towel wrapped around his waist. He remembered his heart threatened to jump out of his chest. He slowly nodded his head.
“Do you get this butterfly feeling in your stomach when both of you does skin ship?” The younger asked.
Jimin remembered during an interview, there was no space for him to sit down at, that he immediately went to sit on his best friend’s lap. And in an instant, Taehyung’s arm wrapped around his waist. He remembered the tingling feeling in his stomach then. Again, he nodded his head, watching as the maknae slowly smiled at his answer.
“Last question. Are you happy every time you are with him?” He asked.
Jimin thinks hard. He never once remember him being unhappy with the other. He knows he enjoyed every single jokes he made with the other. He enjoyed cuddling on the bed with the other. He enjoyed the mini-arguments-but-made-up-five-minutes-later-because-they-laughed-at-their-silliness. Jimin chuckled before nodding his head at the memories.
“Then you are definitely in love with Taehyungie.” Jungkook stated. “And you’re welcome.”
Jimin smiled before looking down at the sleeping picture of Taehyung. Maybe the younger is right after all. He turned to the younger and hugged the maknae tightly. “Thanks Kookie.”
After that afternoon, Jimin felt distressed because Taehyung is avoiding him and he has no idea why. Jimin sat on his bed, scratching his head in frustration. He wants to tell Taehyung about his feelings for him, but Taehyung always look away or turn around when their eyes met. He groaned into his pillow.
He heard a knock on the door. He looked up and saw Seokjin coming in. “Oh, hi hyung.” Jimin greeted lifelessly. Seokjin sat on Jimin’s bed.
“I heard from Kookie that you have feelings for Taehyung.” The older said. Jimin look at the older in shock, but knowing Jungkook’s big mouth, he is not that surprised.
“So?” Jimin asked, frowning.
“So…go and confess.” Seokjin said like it’s the most obvious thing to do.
“I tried. But he is avoiding me and I don’t know why!” Jimin cried and plopped down on his bed, facing away from the older. Seokjin chuckled and patted the younger’s butt in sympathy.
“He is probably jealous.” Seokjin said, not caring that he just gave out Taehyung’s secret that is only made for him.
Jimin turned to face the older, while still laying down on the bed. “Jealous? Jealous of who?” He asked, curious.
“Let’s just say, he got the wrong idea of you and Kookie. Well, who wouldn’t after seeing their crush whispering and giggling with someone else.” Seokjin said.
Jimin gasped after hearing what the older said. “D-Does this mean that he likes me also?” Seokjin smiled and nodded his head.
“Took you long enough to notice. He’s been struggling since 2 weeks ago. The number of chopsticks he broke.” The older said, shaking his head and sighed.
Jimin felt his stomach doing tumbling when he heard that Taehyung likes him back. He smiled before hugging the older, who was shocked but composed himself and hugged back. “Go for it, Park Jimin!” He said, ushering the younger out of the room.
Jimin gasped when he noticed Taehyung was about to enter their shared room. Taehyung stared at Jimin equally shocked before looking at Seokjin who came out from the room. He look at the older in suspicions.
“Well then, the kitchen in calling me. Bye.” Seokjin said and left, but not before whispering a ‘good luck’ to Jimin.
“Can you like, move?” Taehyung said lifelessly when Jimin is blocking his way. Jimin frowned at the tone. He took a deep breath and release it. He feels his heart beating very hard.
“Kim Taehyung, I like you. Wait, no. I…love you. Will you be my boyfriend?” Jimin confessed. He watched as Taehyung’s face turn into a surprised expression.
“B-but I thought…you…and…Jungkook…” The slightly younger trailed.
Jimin chuckled. “You got the wrong idea, pabo-yah. I only love you.” Jimin smiled when Taehyung’s eyes turned watery.
“ChimChim-ah…I love you too.” Taehyung confessed. Jimin showed his white pearly teeth as he pulled the younger for a hug. Taehyung hugged back happily.
“TaeTae-ah, I like all the members. But, I like you the best.” Jimin whispered, making Taehyung cry. Jimin pulled away and wiped the tears rolling down his cheeks before pulling him into a sweet kiss.
“We did it.” Jungkook smirked and high-fived the oldest before the both of them leave the couple alone.