He's stunned, not quite sure if he heard the question right. "Join...us?"
Taehyung nods with pink dusting his cheeks. "Yeah. Join our...well what we mean is, will you date us?"
He gazes wide-eyed at one of his best friends as the younger caresses his knuckles, smiling at him with the same hopeful look mirrored in the rest of the group's faces scattered around the living room.
And in his moment of disbelief, he considers all the times he managed to catch the members sharing small, lovingly touches with one another. He recalls the sounds of sleepy kisses being sneakily exchanged not more than a few feet away from his bunk in the early morning hours. He remembers the barely muffled moans coming from down the hall or in the bathroom when they thought he was already deep asleep. He thinks of the months he's had to bear silent witness to all this with such deep painful yearning, that he can't recall the last time his heart had not ached.
And in this moment, he already knows his answer.
So he takes a deep breath, squeezes Taehyung's hand and says, "No."
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01 Nov 2019