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【part 1】


 

 

Hobi

Fri, 9 Mar, 08:41

 

good morning!!!!!

although you were probably up for a few hours already huh weren’t you

 

‘morning

and m-maybe i was maybe i wasn’t who knows ahahaha

 

Jimiiiin

you work too hard you have to rest :(((

 

don’t worry bub i will

already have plans for the weekend to help me unwind a bit

but i still have some things i have to take care of first :(

 

you always say that :(

and what plans..

haven’t visited me for a while either...

 

AHDHHGFHJ

how about coffee? Sunday?

i’ll buy?

how that sounds?

 

well idk...

 

well then better find out, fast :”)

 

RUDE

take me on a zoo date and we’re settled

 

again????

 

 

i’ll pick you up at 2

 

can’t wait hehehe

love ya! have fun at work

 

yeah you too

break a leg or sumn

 

..you still haven’t had your morning coffee have you

 

what’s a coffee i don’t know her

 

aish this kid

send me the address i’ll buy you one

 

you’re an angel ily

 

yeah yeah

love you too

 

 


 

Jinnie

Fri, 9 Mar, 11:33

 

hypothetically speaking

 

i’m in the middle of a meeting

is it important

 

it’s a i-might-get-punched-in-the-face-if-found-out kinda situation so

 

oh my god what did you do

 

hypothetically?

 

yes..?

 

well

answer this first

how many food safety regulations does one break by accidentally spitting into someone’s coffee?

 

WHY WOULD YOU SPIT INTO SOMEONE’S COFFEE JFC

I RAISED YOU BETTER BITCH

 

HYPOTHETICALLY

I DIDNT SAY I DID

YET

ANYWAY

you didn’t answer the question

 

FINE

hypothetically?

 

please

 

hypothetically

i haven’t had breakfast yet

im kinda in a pissy mood

so for fuck’s sake

don’t go around spitting into other people’s coffee???

and like, what if they spit back into yours

did you even consider this

 

that

actually i didn’t thanks babe

i’m not very keen on sharing germs with them

knew my plan was missing something

i guess i haven’t fully woken up either

 

don’t do anything i wouldn’t do pls

 

no worries i’m not gonna deck them in the face lol

 

you say that as if i would-

you know what

nevermind

i’ve got work to do

 

same

ttyl

 

 

don’t use me against me

that just makes me want to keep going

 

i’m literally so done with you and it's not even afternoon yet

 

that’s funny

i’ll be back later to let you know the outcome of the hypothetical coffee spitting situation

 

i’d rather you not

don’t leave me on read

send some food my way at least i’m dying here

 

 

I HOPE YOU CHOKE ON YOUR SPIT

 

12:25

 

WHAT IS THIS YOU BITCH I LOVE YOU SO MUCH

 

 

TELL ME WHOMST ILL SPIT INTO THEIR COFFEE MYSELF

 

appreciated but that’s kinda kinky and i think it’s far too soon for that yet

so thanks but no thanks

 

wait what

Jin

did you

you didn’t right

 

[The number you’re trying to reach is currently unavailable. Please try again at a later tim

e.]

fuck

 

JINUSHUCHFUDH

DONT SPIT INTO HI S COFFE OR IM GONNA KILL YOU

SINCE WHEN IS HE DRINKING COFFEE ANYWAY

THIS IS NEWS TO ME

 

[The number you’re trying to reach is currently unavailable. Please try again at a later time.]

nailed it

 

ASHDJGJFUFUFUF

THIS CONVERSATION ISNT OVER JUST SO YOU KNOW

 


 

Taetae

Fri, 9 Mar, 14:01

 

babyyyyyy

are you still sleeping

babyyyyyyy

 

five more minutes mom

 

it’s been five minutes

you better be awake

your publisher is coming for my neck

Tae?

did you fall asleep again?

Taeeeee?

sighs

i’m not being paid enough to be your soulmate

sleep well bub i’ll take care of this

 


 

Kookie

 

goodnight

 

goodnight

sleep well

 

15:20

 

look it’s you

 

...

Jungkookie

is this you lowkey telling me that i’m cute

 

what

no

 

but baby chicks are cute

am i note cute

 

i didn’t say that

 

then i am cute?

 

uhhhh

 

:(((

 

you’re cute

so so cute

the cutest

the baby chicks have nothing on you

 

eheheheheh

thank you

 


 

Jinnie

15:29

 

i thought my first time having sex was awkward but damn

 

WHAT THE FUCK EW

AND IM NTO DOING ANYTHING

 


 

Kookie

 

anyway

are we still on for tonight?

 

ahhh Jungkookie i’m so sorry

but i don’t think i can make it :((((

 

oh

 

but we can hang out tomorrow?

 

nooo Jimin it’s fine if you’re busy

 

but i want to see you

i mEAN

 


 

Jinnie

 

idk what you did

but was that really necessary

 

idk what you’re talking about

 

sure jan

 


 

Kookie

 

i’ve already rainchecked once this week but i’d love to hang out so

so maybe you could come over and we could watch a movie or something..?

please? :(

 

so you can fall asleep on my shoulder again?

 

THAT WAS ONCE AND YOU SAID YOU DIDNT MIND

come on

it’ll be fun :(

 

fine

but i’m picking a movie

 

sure

see you tomorrow then hehehe

 

yea

see you!

 


 

Jinnie

 

well done

i just lost hearing in my left ear

 

WHAT IS YOUR DEAL

 

you make me feel sick

 

I BREATHED

 


 

Taetae

18:49

 

MINNIEEEEEEEE

 

well good evening princess

did you sleep well

 

why yes thank you

i feel so refreshed

i’m ready for our date tomorrow hehehe

 

i’m happy to hear that

i'm taking all your limbs are still intact and connected to your body?

 

well i almost got my dick chopped off BUT

but technically i finished right on deadline so now i’m freeeeeeeeeee

and since i’m free

 

the answer’s still no bub

 

but it’s been so long since the last time you let me to tag along with you :(

 

i’m just busy :(

 

i swear i won’t distract you :(

 

baby that’s literally impossible

you’re a pure walking distraction

with your very long sexy legs, a gorgeous face, dazzling smile and charming personality

it’s very hard not to pay attention to you

 

i’m not buying into this but go on

 

also that ass? 12/10 would bang

 

ahshshsgd

that was a desperate save

 

but did it work

 

not really but imma leave you be for now

are you still at work?

 

...

 

Park Jimin

 

but i ate breakfast!

wait

 

ITS 7PM WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU ATE BREAKFAST

 

IT WAS A BIG BREAKFAST OKAY

but wow time sure flies fast

it’s that late already huh

 

go eat something right now or i swear to god

 

i’m almost done

i promise i’ll eat something at home

 

bitch don’t think i don’t know you

the moment you get home you’ll drop dead on the bed and that’s about it

go eat something NOW

 

fine fine ‘m going

 

good

 

gotta be good for daddy

 

i just choked on my smoothie

 

you should step up your role-playing game babe

 

keep talking like that and you might get punished for it

 

hhh kinky

 

just how you like it

 

what no i don’t

 

lmaoooooo

 

Taehyung

 

you’re a kinky bitch but i still love you babe

 

wow thanks

 


 

Yoongs

Wednesday 04:39

 

i want to listen to the finished piece so bad

i’m so excited ehehehe

 

i’ll let you know as soon as it’s done

go to sleep sunshine

 

only if you promise me you’ll go too soon

 

i promise

 

ahhh you

you’re such a workaholic

 

like you’re one to talk

 

lmao true

we’ll both rest after we die i guess

 

sounds good to me

 

well goodnight then

 

‘night

 

Fri, 9 Mar, 20:15

 

sunshine

it’s done

[file attachment: *******.mp3]

 

AJGBSDJGUGSUGUDGDU

YOONGI

YOU MADE IT SOUND EVEN BETTER

OH MY GOD

YOURE MAKING ME CRY AT WORK

 

it was already great i just fixed some things here and there

glad you like it

sorry it took so long

had some other stuff to do

 

it’s fine it’s fine

omg i’m not gonna shut up about it

i can’t wait to post it

 

will you tonight?

 

ahh doubt it

i’m hoping i can go home by midnight but it’s rather unlikely

 

that sucks

 

tell me about it

but tomorrow for sure

i just gotta figure out which photo to use for the cover

 

i’m sure they all are great

 

but i can’t use them all gotta choose only one

anyway i gotta go

what are your plans for tonight?

 

netflix and chill

 

good you deserve it

don’t stay up too late tho

 

same goes for you

try not to overwork yourself sunshine

 

no worries

i can do this

 

eh fighting then

 

that wasn’t encouraging at all but i’ll take it

thanks

 

always

 


 

Taetae

22:38

 

hello, it is i, your soulmate

here to check whether his baby is on his way home

 

...

i-i’m working on it

 

bitch you’re getting on my nerves

are you even paid for working until this late

 

bby we’ve talked about this

 

yeah so you should know by now that i’m just worried about you

 

i know i know

but we’re almost done

 

you were ‘almost done’ like four hours ago too sighs

text me when you get home

 

i always do

 

i’ll come by in the morning to make you breakfast

 

did i say that i love you

 

ily more <3<3<3

 

<3<3<3

 

23:20

 

so are you home now

 

i just left

getting into the car now

 

don’t text while you drive

 

yessir

 

00:46

 

Minnieeeeee

you didn’t text me :(

helloooooo

GASPS

no way

did you fall asleep already

just so you know, i’m mad

but i’ll let it slide

only this once tho!

get some rest Jiminie

 

08:56

 

alright i promised you breakfast so i woke up earlier

andddd you still haven’t read my messages

you never sleep this long

you know what, i’m omw

gotta beat your ass for ignoring me

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Taetae

Sat, 10 Mar, 09:05

 

Jimin where are you

what the hell happened

Jimin

fuck

text me

call me

anything

just let me know you’re okay

Jimin

oh my god

please be okay

be okay

please lleasepleae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36 hours later

 

 

 

 

Sun 11 Mar, 21:17

Finding Jimin

 

Chim has created a new chat

Chim  has invited Kookie , Hobi, Jinnie, Kim Namjoon, Taetae and Yoongs to the chat

Yoongs has joined the chat

Kookie has joined the chat

Taetae has joined the chat

Jinnie has joined the chat

Hobi and Kim Namjoon have joined the chat

 

Taetae

CHIM

 

Hobi

Jimin..?

oh my god

are you okay?

 

Kookie

JIMIN

 

Taetae

is that you

 

Kookie

ARE YOU OKAY

 

Taetae

answer your phone

baby

 

Yoongs

sunshine

 

Taetae

tell me that you’re okay

Minnie please

 

Yoongs

is this you

can you talk

 

Taetae

i’m losing my mind i just need to know that you’re okay

anything

do anything just give me a sign please

fuck fuck fuck

 

Kookie

wait

 

Jinnie

what's going on

Jimin are you okay?

 

Yoongs

is this you

it's not right

otherwise you’d have said something by now

 

Kookie

idk any of you

 

Hobi

what

what do you mean

 

Kookie

who tf are you

 

Hobi

why’d someone be using his phone..

 

Taetae

who tf are all of you

 

Yoongs

i should be asking you the same

 

Taetae

what the fuck is going on

who are you people

where’s Minnie

 

Kim Namjoon

We know he’s been abducted, maybe this is his kidnappers’ way of asking for ransom or telling us their demands.

Whichever it is, we've been invited here for a reason and I think we all should calm down.

 

Taetae

abducted wtf

don’t fucking say that

 

Yoongs

so are you gonna ask that of us?

 

Kim Namjoon

Excuse me?

 

Yoongs

the user going by the name ‘Chim’ is definitely not Jimin and they have yet to say something

you're the calmest one here and you're telling us what to do

so?

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm not telling you what to do, I'm only suggesting what's right.

We clearly don't know each other, it's only reasonable for us to calm down and think why we were invited here in the first place.

 

Kookie

reasonable?

you want to be reasonable?

 

Yoongs

when he's kidnapped?

 

Kim Namjoon

Panicking won't do us any good.

 

Taetae

what, you’re right

it’s one of you who had to take him

give him back please

i'll do anything

please

 

Yoongs

sorry to break it to you but right back at ya

you’re just as suspicious as the rest of us is

 

Taetae

you're out of your goddamn mind

 

Jinnie

that’s fucking ridiculous

 

Yoongs

yeah and who are you?

 

Jinnie

wow

as far as i’m concerned you and that Tae guy act the most suspicious here

 

Taetae

suspicious bc i’m fucking worried?

 

Jinnie

yeah that or that’s just part of your act to fool us into believing that it wasn’t YOU who took him

 

Taetae

that’s a lot of words for someone who claims is innocent you know

 

Jinnie

bitch excuse you but it's you who's keep on talking not me

 

Kim Namjoon

We shouldn't be fighting with each other.

 

Yoongs

stop telling us what to do

 

Kookie

okay but

what if it IS Jimin?

and he's trying to send us a message?

 

Taetae

he’d have just sent it to me instead if that was the reason

no need to make a chat

and if any of you is behind his kidnapping then just say what you want

i’ll give you anything

you want money? i’ll give you money

fame? power? a one-way ticket to hell?

just fucking name your price and i’ll give it to you

just give him back

give him back please

i’m begging you

 

Kookie

why do you assume that you’re the only one Jimin would ever ask for help?

 

Jinnie

yeah who tf do you think you are?

 

Taetae

i hope you don’t expect me to answer that

for all i know you could be using that knowledge against me if i did

 

Hobi

maybe Jimin lost his phone? or someone threw it away?

and now someone’s using it..?

 

Yoongs

and they just randomly invited us to a chat?

doubt that

 

Jinnie

what sick game is someone playing

 

Kookie

then it has to be his kidnapper

or kidnappers

but why

 

Kim Namjoon

It'd sure seem that way but then, why is the user 'Chim' still not saying anything?

 

Hobi

then maybe it's Jimin after all?

and.. and if he knows us then he really could be asking for help

but what if something stopped him from doing so?

 

Kookie

right?

 

Taetae

wait wait so you’re saying that you're all good?

innocent and shit?

 

Jinnie

bitch you really have a lot to say don’t you

 

Taetae

no matter who tf you are

there’s no one in this world who knows Minnie better than i do

so yes, i do have a lot to say

 

Kookie

you don’t know that

 

Taetae

and how YOU would know that huh?

 

Kookie

because i’m here am i not

i know him

all of us seem to know him

so you can’t possibly know what relationship each one of us have with Jimin

 

Taetae

you’d be surprised

 

Yoongs

now what tf does that mean

 

Taetae

i don’t have to explain myself to you

and even if you do know Chim, there can still be someone among us who's only pretending to know him

 

Yoongs

BUT SO CAN YOU????

 

Kim Namjoon

Which should be easy to eliminate if we only calmed down and talked..?

 

Hobi

how can we be calm oh my god

 

Jinnie

and what do you want us to do?

sit our asses down and talk about ourselves?

when a fucking psychopath could be hiding among us for all we know???

when one could’ve invited us here and is only waiting for that to happen??

 

Taetae

he’s right

this is a fucking waste of time

Minnie

whether it’s you reading this or it’s someone else using your phone

i called the emergency number you told me about

they’re looking for you as we speak

and they’re going to find you

as for this chat, i’m gonna report every single person and if they’re behind trashing your apartment and taking you against your will

i can fucking promise you i’m gonna spend every fucking penny on throwing their asses to fucking jail

 

Jinnie

no you know what

fuck you

IM calling the police

you better find a good fucking lawyer mr i know-it-all

fucking asshole

 

Hobi

this could help finding him

i’m calling too

 

Kim Namjoon

I agree, that's something we definitely should do but we still don’t know why we're here so maybe we should wait.

 

Chim

Now, now.

Why the rush?

Listen to Namjoon.

 

Yoongs

who the fuck are you

 

Chim

I’m Jimin..?

 

Kookie

nice fucking try buddy

only here's the thing

 

Taetae

Minnie doesn’t type like that

 

Yoongs

so let me repeat

who are you

 

Chim

Very well.

But first, let’s make one thing clear.

If you call the police or inform anyone about the existence of this chat, your precious Jiminie...

Well, let’s just say he might not live to see another day.

 

Hobi

oh my god its you

you're behind this

 

Chim

And what if I am?

 

Taetae

WHERE IS JIMIN

GIVE HIM BACK

 

Kookie

i swear to god better not touch a hair on his head or you’re going to fucking regret that

 

Jinnie

stop provoking him

 

Chim

Oh, really?

That’s really bold of you to say but also very stupid.

You don’t know what I’m capable of.

 

Kookie

yea, my point exactly

you don’t know what i’m capable of either

 

Kim Namjoon

Kookie, please calm down.

 

Kookie

how can i when this fucker is using Jimin's phone and god knows what else he did

 

Chim

Perhaps, but consider this:

1) you don’t know who I am,

2) you don’t know where I am and the most important one,

3) I can end your friend's life like, right this second.

 

Hobi

dont

please

don't d o it

 

Taetae

don’t hurt him please

i’ll do anything

anything you want just don’t hurt him

 

Chim

Anything I want, huh?

One little threat and I have all of you wrapped around my fingers?

 

Taetae

is this a fucking joke to you

 

Kookie

that's fucking it asshole

im calling the cops

 

Chim

By all means, go ahead.

But I can't promise to return him to you in one piece once you do.

 

Jinnie

show us a proof that he's alive and with you at all and then and only then

we'll talk

 

Kim Namjoon

We can't be certain that you're not lying.

The media's been loud about his disappearance, anyone could've found his phone and use it for their sick entertainment or against people who care about him.

The point is, it's clear that you're in the possession of Park's phone, but we don't know who you are and whether you're involved in his kidnapping or not.

So before anything, you need to give us something if you want to get something in return.

Please don't waste our time if this is just a stupid prank to pass some time for you.

 

Yoongs

yeah no more throwing threats around

if you could've oh! so easily gotten rid of Jimin, you'd have by now

but we're here so give us a good fucking reason to stay and not report this to the authorities

 

Hobi

a proof he's okay is all we ask

 

Chim

To think you were all so scared until a second ago but look at you go now.

A proof? Well, why not.

Here you go:

 

Chim

 

Jinnie

WHAT DID YOU DO TO HIM

 

Yoongs

you motherfucker

 

Hobi

is he unconscious..?

 

Taetae

you son of a fucking bitch

 

Chim

Language, please.

He's alive and you've got your proof.

Happy?

 

Kookie

are you fucking serious

he could be all dead but there's no way for us to know that because he's fucking unconscious

 

Kim Namjoon

There's no time stamp on the photo either, this photo proves nothing.

 

Chim

Oh my god, fine.

 

Chim

[file attachment: video.mp4]

 

Chim

See? His chest is moving, there's now a clock in the background and a calendar, all good now?

Can we move on? And talk?

 

Jinnie

why is he unconscious

 

Chim

Does it matter?

 

Jinnie

lmao you fucking bitch what talk

im calling the police

 

Chim

Eh, and here I was hoping it wouldn't have to go down to this.

Put that phone down, Jinnie.

I know you're reading this so if I were you, I'd really put that phone down.

 

Jinnie

how do you

 

Hobi

??

 

Kim Namjoon

Jinnie, what does he mean?

 

Jinnie

how did you know

are you fucking watchign all of us rigt now

 

Yoongs

are you fucking kidding me

 

Chim

Look, my patience is really running thin right now.

I'd prefer to not deal with you myself and at all, but I don't have any other choice so stop being annoying or things are gonna get ugly for your dear friend.

If you behave, I might feel generous enough and take another photo or a video to show you that your precious Jimin is being well taken care of but for now.

For now, calm the fuck down, don't do anything stupid and listen to me.

And by not doing anything, I mean not covering the front cameras in your phones, Yoongs.

 

Yoongs

fuck

he's really watching us

 

Kookie

great

cause fuck you

 

Chim

Do you want me to break all of Jimin's fingers?

Do that again, I dare you.

 

Taetae

YOU FUCKING IDIOTS

DONT DO ANYTHING THAT COULD PUT JIMINS LIFE IN DANGER

 

Chim

Good some of you understand.

Now apologize.

 

Kookie

what

 

Taetae

fucking apologize

 

Jinnie

just do it

 

Kookie

i

fine

i'm sorry

 

Taetae

now do whatever he says

don't fucking dare risk Jimin's life ever again

 

Chim

That's right.

Be a good boy like Taetae.

 

Kim Namjoon

We won't try anything from now on.

So please, tell us why we're here and what you want from us.

 

Chim

Let's start off simple.

We've already established that you're not allowed to talk about what's happening in here with anyone else outside of this chat.

But let me elaborate a bit on this.

What that means is that every person who's not involved that may stumble upon this chat, is gonna pay for it with their life.

You're free to work alone but if you decide to break down into groups, create multiple chats or ask someone else for help, Jimin's gonna pay for it.

If at any moment you cover the camera in your phone or do something that I may find suspicions, again, Jimin's gonna pay for it.

That, although, does not mean that you have to stare at your phone 24/7. You can do whatever you want, just nothing suspicious.

And if you feel that you don't want to take any part in it, you can walk away. Just please be prepared, all your actions are going to have consequences. Not participating in the game will result in your boy turning up dead.

Last but not least, do not even think about ever finding my whereabouts, my identity or anything about me or who is behind this kidnapping.

I'm very much aware that one of you is very oriented with computers and is a well skilled hacker, so let me remind you that if you as much as attempt finding out anything that is not for you to find, Jimin's gonna pay for it. With his life.

Are we clear?

 

Kim Namjoon

Guys.

 

Yoongs

im not gonna do anything

 

Hobi

me neither

 

Jinnie

i mean is that even a question

 

Taetae

of course

@kookie you better don't try anything either

 

Kookie

i won't

 

Chim

Alright, let's get down to business then.

First of all, good guess, Namjoon.

You were all invited to this chat for a reason, and yes, I'm the kidnapper and I do have some demands, you could say.

Judging from your reactions, I assume everyone's well-informed on what happened to one Park Jimin..?

 

Taetae

isn't that obvious

 

Chim

You were the one who made such a big deal out of it, after all.

Why am I even asking?

 

Taetae

big deal???

 

Chim

I mean, calling the cops would've been plenty enough.

But FBI?

Isn't that too much?

 

Taetae

i honestly don't know how to respond to that

he's kidnapped for fuck's sake

i'd do anything to find him

 

Chim

Fair enough, I guess.

Anyway, I asked you a question.

It's important for you to know what's going on before we start.

 

Yoongs

we wouldn't have reacted the way we have if we didn't know what happened

 

Hobi

it's all over the news, what happened..

and until this chat was made, Jimin didn't respond to any of my texts either so..

 

Kookie

yea, i watched the news too

 

Jinnie

so did i

 

Kim Namjoon

I do too know what happened.

 

Chim

But of course you do.

 

Yoongs

so is this the time you two admit to working together or..?

 

Kim Namjoon

Wait, wait.

We are NOT working together.

 

Hobi

he sure seemed to be the most calm since the beginning..

 

Jinnie

wow that's so fishy

 

Kim Namjoon

Guys, I understand you're doubtful since we've just met but I swear, I'm just as much on Park's side as you are.

 

Hobi

how do you know whether we're all guys????

and why do you call him Park?

 

Taetae

wow you two are working together

 

Kim Namjoon

n o we are not.

 

Kookie

what happened to your proper punctuation and capitalization then

you're clearly flustered

 

Kim Namjoon

Pleas e believe me, I'm not on the kidnapper's side.

We're wasting time.

 

Yoongs

like we're gonna believe that just because you say that

 

Kim Namjoon

I don't know any of you, as someone mentioned before, not all of us here may be trustworthy so it'd be foolish of me to reveal things about myself when they all could be used against me later.

What I can tell you though is that I worked with Park in the past and I do know him, and I do know what happened because we run in the same social circles. As well, I think we've all been interrogated at this point, especially some of you that seem to be very close with him, so it'd be impossible not to know.

That's all I can share with you for now.

 

Taetae

i know all of his friends

i don't know you

 

Kim Namjoon

That's because we're not friends.

More like acquaintances.

 

Kookie

wait

 

Yoongs

what

 

Kookie

i know him

 

Hobi

you mean Namjoon??

 

Jinnie

you found out something?

 

Kim Namjoon

How do you know me?

 

Kookie

well first of all

your name, you're the only one here using your real name

you're calling Jimin by his last name unlike the rest of us

which, if you're telling the truth about you and Jimin being acquaintances, it makes sense he'd have saved you with your real name in his phone and for you to be formal with him

second, i caught a glimpse of you in the news

the rest was easy, i googled your name and turns out you're an attorney

and i don't think with a career like yours you'd risk it all to kidnap someone, especially that you specialize in sending criminals who commit offenses as such to jail

 

Kim Namjoon

That's… I'm impressed.

 

Kookie

the rest of you might've seen him before too

here's a photo

 

Kookie

 

Yoongs

you're really that guy???

 

Hobi

 

Jinnie

wtf since when are lawyers so fucking hot

 

Kim Namjoon

um

 

Jinnie

i mean

yeah lemme check real quick if that's right

yeah

 

Taetae

oh

i do know you

 

Kim Namjoon

Should I be worried that I'm the only one using my real name here…

 

Kookie

that means you two really aren't close

that's interesting actually, considering the rest of us is using nicknames

 

Hobi

i googled him and he IS an attorney? just like Kookie said?

i think we should believe him

 

Jinnie

yeah i don't think there are that many other Kim Namjoons

 

Chim

So now that that's clarified, can we continue?

 

Yoongs

wait

 

Chim

 

Yoongs

we might as well get a better understanding of who are we dealing with by getting a bit of a backstory behind our nicknames

like, Namjoon is saved by his name but Jimin is clearly closer with the rest of us

especially the two nicknames with emojis stand out from the rest

so by now it's kinda obvious Taetae must be very close with Jimin, but what about you Kookie?

a sun is a sun but you have a heart so

 

Jinnie

shit you're right

 

Hobi

omg you're onto something

i mean the heart?? that's kind of intimating

 

Taetae

now that you're saying this..

 

Kim Namjoon

Perhaps they're a couple?

 

Taetae

nah

Minnie's single

 

Jinnie

well Kookie?

you gonna tell us?

 

Hobi

yeah, explain

 

Kookie

uh

i don't know what to tell you

it surprised me too

 

Yoongs

so you two aren't close??

 

Kookie

we're friends, that's all

 

Taetae

you're not telling us something

 

Kookie

didn't you say you know everything about Jimin?

i guess that wasn't true after all, huh?

anyway, i'm not gonna say anything

not unless i know more about all of you

for now i think Namjoon is the only person i can trust

 

Yoongs

lol just because you can put a face to his name and he's a lawyer

doesn't mean he's a good guy

for all i know he can still be working with the kidnapper

 

Kim Namjoon

So can you.

 

Yoongs

and that's fair

we don't know each other

it's the internet after all, anyone can be anything

until Jimin confirms that we're all good, we'll never be 100% sure that we're on the same side

 

Jinnie

about that

 

Hobi

but why isn't the kidnapper saying anything..

 

Taetae

@Chim please tell me you're still there

 

Kookie

also please change your username

 

Yoongs

i agree

this makes me uncomfortable knowing that it's not Jimin talking to us

 

Kookie

i'd recommend something but that'd be rude

 

Taetae

don't fucking say anything Kook

 

Chim

Yes, I'm still here.

 

Jinnie

sorry to interrupt but i was trying to say something here

 

Kim Namjoon

What is it?

 

Jinnie

well, there's seven- six of us here because i'm not counting the kidnapper, right?

but we literally only talked about three people?

like excuse me Yoongs, you pointed out the emojis

but what do you have to say about yourself?

and the fact you called Jimin, and i quote, SUNSHINE?

besides, who cares about a heart when Jimin is literally having a moon emoji right next to his name and Taetae is having a sun?

like hello? if that doesn't scream we're-a-fucking-couple-you-single-losers-get-on-our-level then i don't know what does

 

Yoongs

i called him sunshine because he likes when i call him that

he calls me Yoongs because

eh, because my name is Yoongi and he uses nicknames a lot when addressing other people

i myself have a few that he calls me by

 

Jinnie

hm okay

let's say i believe you YOONGI

 

Yoongs

whatever

 

Hobi

can we talk about this later

 

Kookie

no

i want to know as well

why the sun and the moon, Taetae?

 

Taetae

we're not a couple if that's what you're insinuating

 

Jinnie

then?

 

Yoongs

they're friends

maybe it's an inside joke or something

 

Kim Namjoon

I'd be surprised if it turns out they aren't in the end. Taetae gives off an impression that he cares about Park, I mean, Jimin a lot.

On the other hand, your inquisition, Jinnie, seems to be way more personal compared to Yoongi's.

Is there any reason for you to ask about this?

 

Taetae

we're best friends, soulmates

he's my moon and i'm his sun, that's all

now

@Chim explain everything to us

 

Chim

Sure.

Oh, and about the username.

 

Chim has changed his username to Darla 

 

Kim Namjoon

Darla?

 

Hobi

is that a finding nemo reference

 

Kookie

i don't like it

 

Darla 

Should I change it back to Chim, then?

 

Jinnie

no no

please leave it like that

 

Darla 

Great.

I'll be quick now, I've wasted too much time here already.

The reason why are you here.

Personally, I have absolutely nothing against your boy Jimin. He's irrelevant to me and right now, he's being used by me as a hostage, sort of.
So then, why did I invite you, of all people, into this chat? You probably wonder.

Well, you people have three things in common. That's why I gathered you here and created a little game for you to play, one that only you may succeed at.

The things you have in common are:

1) You all know Park Jimin—my leverage.

2) You are all close with him, or should I rather say—he has a soft spot for all of you.

Find out the third reason, tell me, and you'll get your Jimin back, all in one shape and alive.

 

Jinnie

why play this sick game

just tell us

don't you see

we're all desperate to get him back

name your price and let's get this over with

 

Hobi

we'll do anything

please tell us

 

Taetae

give us Jimin back

money is not a problem if that's what you want

 

Darla 

Eh eh, you don't get it, do you?

I could do all you're suggesting, I suppose, but that would not only be boring, it'd also not feed off the anger and frustration that was caused by one of you.

I want revenge, if that wasn't clear before.

 

Kookie

you're sick

 

Taetae

KOOK WHAT THE FUCK DID I TELL YOU

 

Kookie

he's fucking playing with us

how tf can you blame me

 

Taetae

i don't fucking care

Jimin's life is still at stake here

if you care about him only if a bit, you'll shut the fuck up

 

Kim Namjoon

So basically, it's not just a game to fuel your… questionable needs, right?

Someone... upset you and you're punishing them by kidnapping Jimin.

But is there, by any chance, anything else you want from us?

Or from Jimin?

I just find the game, how do I put it, too easy if the only thing we have to do is to find a third thing that we have in common.

 

Darla 

I like you.

You're smart.

 

Yoongs

answer his question???

 

Darla 

You're right.

That's not the only purpose of the game.

You see, one of you barked at the wrong tree. The problem is, I don't know which one of you it was.

A shame, really.

Thus, that's why the chat, to find out which one of you it was since I can't just kill all of you because that'd be no fun.

 

Hobi

kill us..?

 

Jinnie

i don't understand

then why involve Jimin?

 

Kookie

ugh it's simple

 

Kim Namjoon

It was revealed that we all know Jimin and he has a soft spot for us.

 

Kookie

yea

so it means that it MUST have something do with Jimin

because he selected us and got to us through him

 

Darla 

Exactly.

The only reason why Park Jimin got involved is because he became friends with a wrong person, and he cares about you and you care about him.

Meanwhile, I only care about the one of you who pissed me off. And I'm using your little friend to find out that person.

 

Yoongs

so

all we have to do is to figure out who got you mad

and the other thing we have in common?

and you're gonna let Jimin out?

just like that?

 

Darla 

Just like that.

Hopefully that'll teach you a lesson where you realize that you shouldn't anger people more powerful and influential than you, not when you have so much to lose and people to care about.

You do that, and I'll let Park Jimin live.

 

Taetae

how much time do we have

 

Hobi

what what time

 

Darla 

Good thing you asked.

You have a week.

 

Jinnie

and if that won't be enough?

 

Darla 

I mean… That's obvious, isn't it?

 

Taetae

are there any other rules?

 

Jinnie

oh god no

 

Darla 

I think we've covered them all.

Just don't call the cops.

Don't look for Jimin and try to find out my identity.

Don't contact each other through any other means, don't think about meeting each other in person.

As long as you don't try to scheme anything behind my back and behave, I promise not to hurt your precious Jiminie.

 

Yoongs

question here

 

Darla 

Yes?

 

Yoongs

if we find out who pissed you off, they'll clearly know who you are

they might share it here too

what then?

 

Kim Namjoon

That's an interesting point.

 

Darla 

Knowing my identity won't give you any advantage.

 

Yoongs

that doesn't answer my question

 

Darla 

Any other questions?

 

Yoongs

hey don't ignore me

 

Kookie

i've got one

 

Taetae

just please behave

 

Kookie

i get it Tae

the question is

we're not allowed to find out anything about you

does the rule apply to others?

 

Kim Namjoon

Could it be you're the hacker among us?

 

Darla 

Again, as long as you won't be pulling any tricks against me, do whatever you want.

 

Kookie

thanks

 

Jinnie

you're gonna hack us or something??

 

Hobi

i don't like it..

 

Darla 

Well, if that's all then I'll be going.

Have fun, kids.

Remember, you have a week, starting from now.

Also,

 

Darla 

 

Darla 

Park Jimin says 'Hi'.

 

Chapter Text

Sun 11 Mar, 23:58

 

Finding Jimin

 

Jinnie

he's awake

oh thank god

 

Hobi

he doesn't look good..

 

Yoongs

but at least he's alive

that's the most important here

only… how long exactly was he unconscious

didn't he disappear somewhere on Friday night?

it's almost Monday and he just woke up?

what the fuck did they do to him for him to be asleep for so long

 

Kim Namjoon

He must've been kept on very strong sedatives then.

Which is not surprising at all, this might've been the only way to make sure Jimin stays put and doesn't fight back.

 

Jinnie

so you're supporting this?

 

Kim Namjoon

Of course not.

But it's better than the alternative.

 

Hobi

how are you so calm

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm not, believe me.

But if you're dealing with a lot of crap on a daily basis like I do, it makes you immune to some things, to a certain extent.

Not to mention my relationship with Jimin is much different than the one you seem to have with him so it makes it easier for me to look at the situation from a more rational perspective, rather than through my emotions and my emotions only.

 

Yoongs

maybe that's good

we certainly need someone who's thinking clearly because i sure as hell am not

 

Jinnie

oh so you and Namjoon are friends now?

 

Yoongs

just because i may agree with him in some aspects doesn't mean we're friends

i don't trust any of you

 

Hobi

but would Darla really have a reason to place a spy in this chat..

 

Jinnie

what do you mean

 

Hobi

he's already watching us

he must know things about us and he knows we won't do anything that might lead to Jimin getting hurt

so what's the point of an extra person keeping an eye on us..

 

Kim Namjoon

What about what he said, though? That Jimin became friends with the wrong people?

 

Hobi

yes but he also said that Jimin cares about us and we care about him

so if we care about him, i doubt we'd do something to hurt him

even though it'd seem that one of us is responsible for his kidnapping, according to Darla

we care about him

why'd anyone hurt someone they care about..

 

Yoongs

idk if i'm willing to take that risk

 

Hobi

but how are we gonna find the third thing we have in common if we don't trust each other!??

 

Taetae

yeah that's why

if you care about him

just confess

tell us what you did so Darla will let him go

 

Hobi

that is..

 

Taetae

why make it so complicated

who tf needs to know what things we have in common

it must've been something really fucking bad if Darla decided to kidnap him

so i'm pretty sure whoever the person who pissed him off was

they must know that it was them

that's why

if you care about Jimin at all

just confess

i'm begging you

 

Jinnie

i don't think it's that simple

he specifically said that in order for him to let Jimin go, we have to tell him what the third reason is

not the person who upset him

i'm assuming that finding out the third reason is simultaneous with finding out that person

 

Taetae

then i'm sure if they come forward, we'll guess that reason with no problem

 

Yoongs

no offense Darla

 

Darla

None taken.

 

Hobi

didn't you say that you were leaving?

 

Darla

Oh, right.

Your precious Jimin is such a high maintenance. I should go and take care of him.

I'll check in later!

 

Darla has left the chat

 

Hobi

that was quick..

 

Yoongs

what was i saying

you all brought up some important points

especially what Jinnie said

the game is finding out the third thing we have in common

and Darla said that he created this game to find out the person who got him mad but still

we have to find that third thing if we want to save Jimin

what Taetae said is also interesting but think about this

Darla is clearly not sane, he's fucked up in the head

no normal person would've kidnapped someone just because they what, got mad at someone?

not only that but Darla also has the means and power to pull something like this off for no other reason than the fact that it's 'fun' and because killing us would be 'boring'

not to mention he's not afraid of us finding out his identity

so the way someone upset Darla, it literally could be everything and nothing

he must be a criminal of some sort or something and there's really no say as to what had pushed him to do something so awful

i don't think finding that thing will be easy at all

 

Taetae

yeah or since Darla might be a criminal

so can be one of you

that's why, come clean

don't make Jimin pay for your mistakes

 

Kim Namjoon

I understand your frustration, Taetae, but like Yoongi said, I'm afraid it's not that easy.

If it's entertainment that Darla wants, it'd be too simple if we could just solve the game within seconds from starting.

And if no one's here pretending about caring about Jimin, then it must be not something obvious since no one had come forward yet and admitted to being the reason that he was kidnapped.

 

Hobi

we should really talk and get to know each other

if we want to figure this out

 

Kim Namjoon

I agree, there's no other way for us to find out the thing we may have in common than to talk about ourselves.

 

Jinnie

it's easy for you to say

we know who you are already

but literally any of you could be a serial killer but we can't know that because

let me remind you

we DONT know each other

 

Hobi

do you think Jimin would be friends with a killer..?

 

Jinnie

well

you have a point

but i'm still not convinced that we're all his friends

 

Hobi

what's the worst that could happen?

 

Jinnie

excuse me?

 

Hobi

Darla's already watching you through your front camera

he must know where you live too

he kidnapped Jimin

what worse than that could happen?

 

Jinnie

so you're saying we should all say fuck it and reveal everything?

 

Kim Namjoon

We don't have much choice.

That is, if we want Darla to let go of Jimin.

 

Yoongs

i hate this but you're right

so who's gonna start?

 

Jinnie

i guess eh

but before that

@taetae are you there??

also @kookie please stop hacking us for a second and pay attention to the chat

 

Hobi

hacking?

 

Kookie

i am

i'm good at multitasking

sorry for not saying anything but yea, i'm the hacker guy

anyway, i'm still checking but from what i've gathered so far

i'm like 90% sure that none of us are serial killers, neither criminals, and it should be safe for us to expose our identities

 

Yoongs

wow you really did hack us

that or you're working with Darla and you already knew everything

 

Kookie

you can say a lot about me

but i'd never hurt Jimin

intentionally or not

 

Yoongs

then i suppose you won't have a problem with introducing yourself first

 

Kookie

i

no but i'd rather not

i mean

 

Jinnie

where's Taetae though

 

Hobi

he didn't say anything for a while..

Taetate? Are you okay??

 

Taetae

no i'm not

 

Kim Namjoon

I might be not the right person to tell you this.. but I know it must be difficult not to know where your best friend is and what happened to him.

But if you want to help him, you need to calm down.

 

Taetae

i know

i

i'm sorry for.. attacking you all the time and accusing you of being responsible for this

some things you said

it makes sense

i'm just really worried about Jimin and i can't think straight

not that i'm straight or something

bc i'm not

but you get the point

 

Jinnie

lol

 

Kookie

we all are, Tae

 

Taetae

gay?

 

Kookie

so let's work together so we can bring him back, okay?

AHUJDHUFVHIUBHA

WORRIED I MEANT WORRIED

WE ALL ARE WORRIED

 

Taetae

oh okay

 

Jinnie

and gay

very much gay

so if anyone here wants to ask me on a date..

 

Yoongs

yeah and we're moving on

 

Kim Namjoon

Yeah, good idea.

 

Hobi

ouch

 

Jinnie

 

Kookie

lmaoo

 

Taetae

anyway you're right

so about introducing ourselves

i can start if you want me to

i'm the closest with Jimin so there is a high chance that i know all of you

 

Jinnie

this again

 

Taetae

look, i'm not saying that to upset you

i am just very close with him

and i think that it's possible that i might know all of you

not personally, of course

but Jimin doesn't really keep anything from me so maybe i could also confirm that we're all good and that we all know Jimin and are his friends

 

Kim Namjoon

Right, if you two are best friends then that's very likely!

In this case, everyone, please tell your full name and a few words about yourself. And don't forget to mention how you met Jimin, this could help, too.

 

Taetae

here i go then

my name is Kim Taehyung and i'm a writer

maybe you've heard of me

i've known Minnie since we went to the kindergarten together

we've been always together and we're best friends and we also call each other soulmates

we can't really live without each other and now, we live in the same building

and as you now, i was the one to discover that he's missing…

 

Kookie

wait wait hold up

THE Kim Taehyung?

 

Taetae

i mean i guess??

Scenery was my last work that was published over a year ago

 

Kookie

oh my god

bro I love your books!!

i can't believe this is really happening omg omg

 

Taetae

oh

thanks hehehe

 

Hobi

wow what a weird way to meet your fan AND idol lol

 

Kookie

pls can i get your autograph

 

Taetae

sure

lets meet up after all of this is over

 

Kim Namjoon

Turns out I do know you too, after all.

Jimin's recommended me a few books of yours. I've read them and they were really good. I've always had a feeling you were inspired by what he does a lot.

 

Taetae

you're not wrong

i was following him around on multiple occasions haha

 

Yoongs

i think i'm missing something

 

Jinnie

are you serious

he's super famous he writes like one of the best criminal novels

 

Yoongs

really

 

Hobi

even i've heard of him and i don't read a lot smh

 

Yoongs

cool

so i guess you're real

 

Jinnie

wow

 

Yoongs

send us a selca though

one that can't be found anywhere else of course

 

Hobi

you have trust issues

 

Yoongs

so what sue me

also how tf can you not

 

Taetae

here

 

Taetae

 

Kookie

you're cute

 

Jinnie

so why exactly aren't you a model

also compared to your usual photos we can find online

this looks very domestic and cute and i approve

 

Yoongs

find online, are you doing just that right now?

 

Jinnie

maybe?

 

Taetae

oh thanks haha

 

Hobi

really cute i want to pinch your cheeks

 

Kim Namjoon

Yes, you do seem to have that charm around you that draws people in.

I'd very much like to pinch your cheeks, too.

 

Jinnie

that was so official

 

Hobi

kinda creepy

 

Kookie

lol

 

Kim Namjoon

Uh… I'm sorry, I don't usually chat with people online.

But I'll come around the longer we talk.

 

Taetae

nah don't worry

that was sweet

 

Hobi

you're sweeter

 

Yoongs

anyway who should go next now?

 

Jinnie

is someone jealous

 

Yoongs

no???

 

Jinnie

right

 

Hobi

??

 

Kim Namjoon

How about me?

 

Yoongs

go ahead

 

Jinnie

i'm watching you Yoongi

 

Yoongs

please don't talk to me

 

Kim Namjoon

Alright. You all know my name already and that I'm an attorney. Jimin and I, we've met prior to that, but we've became acquaintances after his promotion. Since then we've been working pretty often together, or more like we were assisting each other, doing some favors, things like that.

And I know Taehyung not only because of his books but also because Jimin's mentioned him on multiple occasions, and I've also seen him around. And I know it's been Taehyung who reported that Jimin's missing as I've seen him at the police station that day when I was there for work.

 

Taetae

he's telling the truth

i remember seeing him and i think i've bumped into him a few times in the past

 

Hobi

show your face

 

Yoongs

i was about to say that

 

Hobi

i know

 

Jinnie

 

Kim Namjoon

 

Jinnie

so again

why the fuck

 

Kim Namjoon

Is everything alright, Jinnie?

 

Kookie

i think he's whipped

don't mind him

 

Jinnie

ARE LAWYERS SO FUCKING CUTE AND HOT

 

Kookie

told ya lol

 

Kim Namjoon

You think so..?

 

Yoongs

please don't do that in this chat

 

Hobi

do what??

 

Yoongs

flirt

 

Hobi

oh

 

Jinnie

who's doing that

i'm not doing that

no one's doing that

what the fuck

also

what question is that even

Namjoon, you're really handsome and if i'm whipped, i blame it on you

be a man and take responsibility for it

 

Taetae

that makes no sense

 

Jinnie

bitch did i ask

 

Taetae

ajshdhfhf

 

Kim Namjoon

ugh oh

thank you?

 

Taetae

am i the only one weirded out by this?

 

Kookie

ur right bro

it's weird to see him not using capital letters and all that shit

 

Kim Namjoon

Excuse me for being flustered.

I mean

 

Jinnie

fuck that's cute

 

Yoongs

um hello?

who's gonna go next?

 

Jinnie

don't be a cockblock

 

Kim Namjoon

What does it mean?

 

Jinnie

NO ONE SAYS A FUCKING WORD OR I SWEAR

 

Hobi

protect his innocence at all costs

 

Taetae

okay um

so how about you Yoongi huh

you go next

 

Kookie

yea show us how it's done

 

Yoongs

sure

my name is Min Yoongi, but you may know me better by my stage name which is agust d

basically i'm a youtuber/rapper/songwriter/record producer

i have a youtube channel and that's how i've met Jimin, he contacted me through twitter and somehow we've became friends

i've never met him in real life, we've only ever talked online

 

Kookie

let me just double check here

did you say

twitter??

as in the bird app?

that you claim

Jimin has?

just making sure hahahaha ha

 

Yoongs

..yes?

 

Kookie

oh okay

yes

yes okay

mhmm

 

Yoongs

are you okay..?

 

Jinnie

ignore him

 

Kookie

i'm getting there thanks

 

Hobi

speaking of Jimin using twitter though

this is the first time i'm hearing about it

 

Kim Namjoon

I must say I'm kind of surprised, as well.

 

Jinnie

well, Tae? can you confirm?

 

Taetae

actually yes

it might sound weird to everyone else but ughhh

Yoongi, it was 'lie' right?

 

Kookie

you mean he lied?

 

Taetae

ugh no

 

Yoongs

yes, it was 'lie'

that's how we've met, Taehyung

through 'lie'

 

Taetae

okay i believe you then

Yoongi's okay

he's telling the truth

 

Jinnie

i am: confusion

 

Kim Namjoon

What is the 'lie' you two are talking about?

 

Taetae

sorry but we can't say more for now

 

Yoongs

i don't mind talking about myself, and it's not like i have a choice but

seeing you having no knowledge about Jimin's twitter, i might have to keep some things to myself

sorry

 

Kim Namjoon

We can't help it, I guess.

 

Taetae

sorry but Jimin wouldn't have liked it if we talked about it

 

Kookie

wait

 

Hobi

oh my god stop saying this

 

Kookie

did all of us like missed the fact that Yoongi is AGUST-MOTHERFUCKING-D???????

 

Hobi

OH SHIT

AJIFHIGHIGHI

 

Kookie

i mean??

i fucking love his music?

like what the fuck

 

Kim Namjoon

Not only his music is great but how he openly speaks about a lot of heavy topics is also very admirable.

 

Yoongs

thanks means a lot

 

Hobi

SEND A SELCA

PROVE ITS REALLY YOU

 

Taetae

...well that was unexpected

 

Jinnie

and you said that i was whipped smh

 

Hobi

i'm only whipped for his music not for his dick mind you

 

Jinnie

whatever you say sweetie

 

Yoongs

 

Jinnie

see i didn't know who this agust d was

but now

who are we kidding Hobi

Yoongi is both fucking hot and cute af

any bitch with two functioning eyes would be thirsty for his dick

heck, i am

 

Taetae

tru but also

what about Namjoon

 

Jinnie

well i'm a loyal bitch so of course Namjoon is a whole ass meal and way on another level

but can't deny Yoongi is hot too

 

Kookie

Hobi is clearly in a denial phrase

 

Taetae

couldn't have said it better bro

 

Hobi

STOP ATTACKING ME

 

Jinnie

do us a favor and stop lying to yourself first

 

Yoongs

leave him alone

 

Jinnie

wow okay

 

Yoongs

and never talk about my dick ever again

 

Jinnie

mark my words

 

Yoongs

how about no

 

Jinnie

a lot of relationships will bloom from this chat

 

Kim Namjoon

What do you mean..?

 

Jinnie

 

Kim Namjoon

 

Yoongs

god stop

 

Hobi

let me go next

 

Yoongs

please

 

Jinnie

oh please go ahead

 

Hobi

so

hi, i'm Jung Hoseok, nice to meet you!

i'm a dancer and i have my own dancing school

i've met Jiminie years ago, i think it was in middle school?? we were going to the same dance lessons and we've been friends ever since ^^

 

Jinnie

it's the first time i'm seeing ^^ being used in a friendly manner...

 

Kookie

WOWOWOWOWOW WAIT

Jimin DANCED?

 

Taetae

omg i know you!!

 

Hobi

really??!!

 

Taetae

yes!!

i'm the friend that was always picking him up from the lessons!

 

Hobi

oh my god that was you??

you've changed so much! i didn't recognize you!

 

Taetae

haha yeah!

nice to talk to you again!

can't believe Minnie didn't tell me you two were still keeping in touch

 

Kim Namjoon

It's pretty amazing, though. Taehyung, you really do know everyone so far.

 

Taetae

hehehehe

 

Jinnie

um excuse me guys?

someone explain?

because i'm fairly sure someone here is having a mental breakdown right now and that someone ain't me

 

Kookie

ME THAT S ME

IM HAVING THE MENTAL BREAKDOWN BC WHAT THE HELL

A TWITTER

AND HE DANCES

I

WHAT

 

Yoongs

if i didn't know better i'd think you're gay panicking rn

 

Kookie

AND WHAT IF I AM HUH

 

Jinnie

 

Taetae

go on bro

tell us more

 

Kookie

i mean what hahahah

i'm not lmao

 

Yoongs

how are we gonna save Jimin if this chat is consisting of a bunch of useless gays

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm bisexual, actually.

 

Yoongs

i..

my point still stands?

 

Kookie

but why are you not surprised

 

Yoongs

surprised..?

 

Kookie

THAT JIMIN DANCED?

 

Yoongs

because i'm not

i know Jimin dances

 

Kookie

danCES????? AS IN THE PRESENT?

HELP IM HYPERVENTILATING AIHDFHUH

 

Yoongs

...

 

Taetae

it's fine

yes Chim dances

but back to Hobi please

 

Kookie

IMNOT DONE YET

 

Jinnie

yes you ARE

he's done

so what about Hobi?

 

Kim Namjoon

His face, we need to see it.

 

Taetae

yes yes yes

 

Jinnie

oh right

i want to see your face too Hobi

 

Hobi

sure!

 

Hobi

 

Taetae

AHHHHHHHH SO PRETTY

 

Hobi

thank you

 

Yoongs

i

 

Jinnie

damn i must admit we're all walking and breathing snacks

 

Kookie

lol

Yoongi's speechless

 

Yoongs

next

 

Taetae

i feel you bro

 

Jinnie

I snorted

 

Hobi

so i'm not pretty, Yoongi? :(

 

Yoongs

what Hoseok

of courskegvbhn jki

 

Hobi

??

 

Yoongs

sorry

dropped my phone

of course you're pretty Hobi

 

Hobi

thanks ♡

 

Jinnie

ew

 

Taetae

what did he say about flirting?

 

Kookie

something that sounded like

i quote, 'please stop'?

 

Hobi

lol we're not flirting

 

Jinnie

mhmmmmmm

 

Kookie

Jinnie want to go next?

 

Yoongs

now that you say that

weren't you supposed to go first

 

Kookie

..no?

 

Jinnie

i don't mind

buckle up people

name is Kim Seokjin, and yes, THE Kim Seokjin, the famous actor and singer

feel free to call me mr worldwide handsome

i've met Jimin a few years back

can't really go into details but he helped me with something and we got along

we're friends now

i haven't mentioned before but i actually know Namjoon personally

and also Kookie

 

Kim Namjoon

oh my god

 

Jinnie

hi Joon <3

 

Yoongs

that's interesting

so aside from the fact that all of us knows Jimin, we weren't selected as randomly as i thought

some of us know each other as well

 

Hobi

!!??

you all know each other???

 

Taetae

well i don't know you nor Kookie

but i assume you know Jin, Namjoon??

 

Jinnie

tell them Joonie

tell them everything

 

Hobi

????

 

Kim Namjoon

dbfsnhdfn

 

Kookie

stop teasing him

 

Jinnie

i like how flustered he gets hehe

 

Taetae

do i smell some tea spilling

 

Hobi

so Jin, you also know Kookie??

how?

 

Yoongs

first things first

Namjoon can you confirm that what Jin said is true??

 

Kim Namjoon

yes

Yes, it's true. I know him. Although, I don't know Kookie.

 

Jinnie

 

Jinnie

here, a selca special for you Joonie <3333

 

Kim Namjoon

shfvidshgvih

 

Taetae

not gonna lie

i'm slowly getting used to Namjoon keyboard smashing

 

Kookie

same bro same

 

Yoongs

yeah and we don't care

 

Hobi

Kookie you're the only one left

 

Jinnie

Namjoon you're welcome

and

Kookie, take it easy!!

 

Kookie

thanks Jin

so

um

my name is Jeon Jungkook, i just graduated from college not long ago, computer science was my major

ughhh

Jin was the one who introduced me to Jimin

he was my tutor

but we're friends now

 

Taetae

you're that kid??

 

Kookie

i'm not a kid???

 

Hobi

but you just gradutated?

 

Kookie

uh.. it's complicated

i'm one year younger than Jimin

 

Taetae

Minnie was teaching you math wasn't he?

 

Kookie

yes

why?

 

Hobi

 

Yoongs

lol why

you just said you were a computer science major

shouldn't you be good at math?

 

Kim Namjoon

That's a difficult major so having a tutor isn't that surprising?

 

Kookie

 

Jinnie

please back off

he's good at math but he had a crush on Jimin so as a good friend

i've introduced them

 

Hobi

awww

 

Yoongs

ew

 

Kim Namjoon

That's… So sweet of you.

 

Jinnie

i know right

 

Kookie

JIN WHY

 

Jinnie

just telling the truth

weren't we supposed to do that

 

Taetae

but you were lying to Jimin!!

 

Hobi

that i agree with

that's not really fair..

 

Kookie

i've never lied to him

but he's really good at explaining stuff???

and his voice?

i like his voice a lot

it's so soft and cute and when he giggles

jfc when he giggles

it adds like 10 more years to my lifespan

 

Jinnie

stop talking

you're embarrassing me

 

Taetae

 

Kim Namjoon

Oh boy…

 

Taetae

i'm forgiving you

bc i think you're helplessly in love with him

and that's cute

 

Kookie

i don't know whether to be offended or not

 

Kim Namjoon

And you didn't deny...

 

Kookie

what

waIT THATS NOTHVU

IM NOT

ABSUDHFCVUBHIWHAT

 

Jinnie

why did you run to bathroom

 

Hobi

you two are together??

 

Jinnie

yes

we live together, as a matter of fact

 

Kookie

im embarrassed

 

Jinnie

good

as you should be

 

Yoongs

we still need a selca from you though

 

Kookie

is this really necessary

 

Kim Namjoon

It's only fair since we all sent one.

 

Hobi

Kookie just sent one and be done with it! ;)

 

Jinnie

yeah don't by shy

you've already exposed yourself and your love for Jimin and we've only just started

showing your face won't do much lol

 

Kookie

wow thanks Jin

 

Jinnie

you can always count on me <3

 

Kookie

here

 

Kookie

 

Jinnie

that's my boy

isn't he precious

 

Kookie

stOP

 

Taetae

why tf has Minnie never mentioned that you were this hot

 

Yoongs

you meant cute

 

Hobi

nope

he meant hot

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm with Yoongi on this one. You look cute, Jungkook.

 

Kookie

uhhhh

 

Jinnie

btw how come Taehyung that you knew about Jungkook but not ME?

 

Darla has entered the chat

 

Hobi

oh

 

Darla

Now what the fuck.

 

Jinnie

??

Chapter Text

Mon 12 Mar, 2:01

 

Finding Jimin

 

Darla

I logged in to have some fun not to see your ugly faces here.

 

Jinnie

now EXCUSE YOU

WHAT UGLY FACES

 

Yoongs

who even told you to come here sighs

 

Kookie

um but like

no one posted a photo of you?

we don't know how you look like??

 

Darla

Very funny.

Didn't want to hurt your little feelings there but obviously I meant your face in particular.

 

Kookie

i think you misspelled 'pretty' wrong then

 

Darla

Why are you so goddamn annoying?

 

Kookie

i've been told that that's one of my charms so

 

Taetae

sorry to tell you this bro but pretty sure they lied to you

 

Hobi

i mean it IS lowkey cute..

 

Kim Namjoon

Annoying, but in a good way.

 

Jinnie

y'all don't need to baby him

just tell him he's a brat and go

 

Kookie

SHUT UP IM CUTE

 

Darla

Anyway.

 

Kookie

i'm cute

 

Taetae

shut up we get it

 

Darla

You seem to be, for the lack of a better word, quite chill about everything.

Wasn't it careless of you to spend so much time on introducing yourself instead of discussing more important matters?

 

Kim Namjoon

If we want to find out why we’re here, it was a necessary step we had to take. Thanks to that we can be more or less sure that all of us are safe to talk to, which is a good thing. This will allow us to talk more freely from now on and hopefully find the thing we all share in common.

 

Darla

I wouldn't be so sure about that.

 

Kim Namjoon

And why's that?

 

Yoongs

don't do that

not when we're finally agreeing

don't stir unnecessary drama

 

Darla

But I'm not. I'm just stating facts.

It was the brat himself who said that I don't know what he's capable of, wasn't he?

You can never be sure of who you are dealing with, especially not on the internet. Has your mama not taught you that, kids?

 

Yoongs

okay but did we ask you to tell us that

 

Darla

No need to be aggressive.

That won't get you anywhere.

 

Hobi

Yoongi please

calm down, don't let him get to you

 

Yoongs

i'm fine i'm just trying to understand what is his deal

 

Darla

I simply came here to chat for a bit.

 

Hobi

but why

 

Darla

To pass some time?

It's pretty boring where I am right now.

 

Hobi

meaning where

 

Kim Namjoon

Weren't you supposed to be taking care of Jimin?

 

Darla

I was but he fell asleep again.

Now I have to wait until he's conscious enough if I want him to provide me with some entertainment, if at all.

 

Kookie

the fuck that‘s supposed to mean

 

Taetae

entertainment? he's not there to please you

leave him tf alone

 

Darla

Why? We have things to discuss.

 

Kim Namjoon

That's interesting, considering you said you don't care about him at all.

How come there's something you need to discuss with him?

 

Darla

Wouldn't you want to know, huh?

 

Jinnie

okay clearly you ain't telling us shit so how about this instead

why is Jimin asleep in the first place?

 

Darla

And why would I tell you this?

I told you to behave, you didn't.

There's that but also interacting with that brat really soured my mood so I'm afraid you're not getting anything out of me.

No more questions.

 

Kookie

what

you can't do that

please

i won't talk back anymore

so please

 

Darla

Let it be a valuable lesson to you, everything in life has consequences.

Be glad that I didn't make Jimin pay for it. I'm that nice, sometimes.

 

Jinnie

please don't be mad at Kookie

he's shy and he can't deal with stress really well and it's his coping mechanism to act like that

he's really worried about Jimin and it's taking a tool on him

please forgive him

 

Kookie

Darla i'm sorry

i'm so sorry

i won't do it again

that's why please

i will do anything you want but please answer their questions

 

Darla

Apology accepted, I like you way better when you're like this.

But rules are rules, you gotta wait now.

Sorry, I don't make them.

Oh, no, wait.

I do.

 

Kookie

fucj

i'm sorry

im so sorry

 

Taetae

Kook it's fine

 

Yoongs

don't be too hard on yourself

it's not like i've been a saint either

 

Jinnie

eh sorry but he won't respond for a while

 

Hobi

oh

Jin please take care of him, okay?

 

Jinnie

will do

Joonie, take care of everything while we're gone

i'll calm Kookie down and we'll be back

 

Kim Namjoon

Of course.

 

Darla

Why's he such a drama queen? Jeez.

 

Hobi

did you really come back here just to chat with us?

or maybe to make us more miserable than we already are?

 

Darla

To chat and to check up on you. Am I not allowed to?

 

Yoongs

that's not what he meant and you know it

 

Taetae

we need to focus on figuring out why we're here

so we'd really appreciate it if you could not interrupt us

 

Hobi

and answer only when we ask you..?

 

Darla

I could do that, I guess.

 

Hobi

thank you

 

Kim Namjoon

I understand the video is off limits for the time being, but how about another photo? So we know Jimin's okay?

 

Darla

He's fine. Have some faith in me.

I told you I'm not going to hurt him as long as you don't do anything stupid.

 

Taetae

faith? in you?

are you fucking kidding me

 

Yoongs

can you please stop channeling your inner Jungkook thanks

 

Taetae

channeling my inner what EW

 

Yoongs

but he's right

we don't know you and you kidnapped him so of course we don't trust you

 

Darla

It's not like you have any other choice??

So I advise you to get to work.

Now, I'm out.

 

≪ Darla has left the chat

 

Yoongs

this fucker

 

Taetae

but he's right

we shouldn't waste any more time

 

Kim Namjoon

We should get to work but the problem is, I don't even know where to start…

 

Yoongs

it would be easier if we knew each other personally

or if Jimin could be here with us eh

 

Taetae

Chim has a lot of friends

so the fact that Darla ruled out so many other people and got to us through him..

there has to be something really specific that connects us

 

Kim Namjoon

But what could it be? We have different professions, we run in different social circles… the only thing that comes to my mind is that we're kind of famous in what we're doing?

 

Taetae

that could work but Kook isn't

couldn't find anything about him

so it can't be that

 

Yoongs

so Hobi

you're famous?

 

Hobi

ah uh

well

 

Taetae

asking about Hobi right away eye see

 

Yoongs

you see nothing

 

Taetae

i see plenty but imma take mercy on you

he's a famous choreographer!

he has a yt channel!!

 

Yoongs

oh

how did you know that, Namjoon?

 

Kim Namjoon

I can use Google?

 

Yoongs

o h

 

Taetae

so like, are you the only one who didn't google our names yet lol

 

Yoongs

 

Kim Namjoon

How come someone so distrustful as you believed everything we said so far without having the need to double check it?

 

Taetae

oh my god a first emoji i'm so proud of you Namjoon

Kook would be too if only he was here

 

Hobi

Jin is gonna kick your ass for tainting him

 

Taetae

pretty sure we learned that from you tho

 

Hobi

what ahdhfgfhf

 

Yoongs

and we're getting off topic again

 

Taetae

and who's fault is that

 

Yoongs

yours

 

Taetae

sjsjsjsjsjs

 

Yoongs

anyway

the reason

i doubt it's something obvious

and Taehyung knows some of us but still, us in particular being here didn't spark any reasoning behind it for him

which is a problem

 

Hobi

yeah but since it's a game

it was clear from the start it wouldn't be easy right?

 

Kim Namjoon

I think what Yoongi is trying to say is that since Darla is spying on us, he must've found out a lot of things about us, things we probably don't speak much about.

 

Taetae

basically

if we won't trust each other we will never find out what is going on

 

Yoongs

correct

and i'm not sure everyone is willing to talk about all the dirt in their personal lives

whether we trust each other or not

 

Hobi

oh

 

Kim Namjoon

We need to promise each other that what we talk about in this chat, stays in this chat.

 

Hobi

yes but in the end

we're strangers

there are things i'd rather not talk about

 

Yoongs

what makes you think you're the only one?

 

Taetae

if it helps, it has to be something that Jimin knows about

 

Hobi

not necessarily

it's Darla who found the connection between us

what if Jimin doesn't know?

 

Yoongs

idk about that

the other two reasons have Jimin in common, it's very likely the third one has something to do with him too

 

Kim Namjoon

How about we ask Darla about it?

 

Taetae

do you really think he's gonna answer?

 

Kim Namjoon

Well, there's only one way to find out.

@Darla We have a question for you. Does Jimin know what is the connection between us?

 

≪ Darla has entered the chat

 

Hobi

welp i guess we're gonna see in a sec

 

Darla

Wait, let me read everything real quick.

Alright. So the question.

 

Yoongs

you're gonna answer it?

 

Darla

I mean, why not? Let's see where it brings you.

The answer is: yes.

Jimin knows the connection between all of you.

Is that all?

 

Kim Namjoon

For now, yes. Thank you.

 

Darla

Welcome.

 

≪ Darla has left the chat

 

Taetae

so Chim knows

 

Hobi

we're friends with him so he knows a lot of things about us

idk if knowing this helps at all..

 

Yoongs

Tae you said Jimin's telling you everything

are you sure you don't know?

 

Taetae

we talk about everything, yes, but he's not that kind of person to really.. you know, tell me about personal lives of other people

he vaguely mentions everyone, tells me a funny anecdote about them but that's all

 

Kim Namjoon

Right, even when he talked to me about you, he kept it very brief.

Now that I think about it, he doesn't really talk about himself much either.

 

Yoongs

i have a suggestion

 

Hobi

???

 

Yoongs

we have still time left

how about we start from something easy for now?

 

Taetae

like what?

 

Yoongs

i don't know

like, things that we've already talked about or mentioned

but haven't explained fully

 

Hobi

give us an example please

 

Yoongs

fine

what is the real connection between Namjoon and Jin

i'm sure Jin didn't mention Namjoon right from the start because he

a) couldn't be sure that it was really him, but i doubt that, i don't think Jimin knows that many Kim Namjoons and he should've said something after seeing a photo of him

b) because we're all strangers so he only said that he knew Namjoon when Kook hacked us and said that all of us could be trusted

but we need to know the details

that's how using baby steps we'll slowly get to know each other

that's my suggestion

 

Taetae

you really ARE a distrustful bitch

 

Hobi

but aren't you curious

i mean

the way Jin talked about them was

 

Taetae

wait u right

 

Yoongs

this is NOT what i meant

 

Hobi

shut up no one cares

 

Yoongs

i

 

Taetae

it's TEA TIME BITCHES

 

Kim Namjoon

wait wait waitwait

Don't get any ideas, Jin and I… We're not… Like that.


Hobi

like what

 

Kim Namjoon

Like THAT.

 

Taetae

elaborate pls i'm dumb thanks

 

Yoongs

you just want him to say it don't you

 

Kim Namjoon

We're not dating or anything, okay?

 

Hobi

why

 

Kim Namjoon

Anyway.

 

Taetae

wow

 

Kim Namjoon

I suppose I could tell you how Jin and I met but I can't really get into details, I could lose my job if I did. And it could hurt Jin's reputation as well.

 

Taetae

OH MY GOD YOU TWO HAVE HAD AN AFFAIR

 

Kim Namjoon

WE HAVE NOT

 

Hobi

yeah i mean i don't think Jin would've flirted so desperately if something had already happened between them

 

Taetae

i mean yeah it was pretty desperate

 

Yoongs

Namjoon, you said so yourself

whatever we talk about in here, stays here

and i'd very much like to hear the whole story

 

Kim Namjoon

Right. But that's not the decision I can make by myself.

Let me ask him first.

@Jinnie Can you talk? Is Jungkook okay?

 

Jinnie

he's okay! nothing i haven't handled before

 

Yoongs

that's great because there's something we'd like to ask you

 

Taetae

did you and Namjoon have an affair

 

Yoongs

 

Hobi

didn't we establish already that they didn't

 

Taetae

just making sure

 

Jinnie

do you want to get hit

 

Taetae

..on?

 

Jinnie

Joonie what the hell were you talking about when i was gone

 

Kim Namjoon

Nothing, it's them being weird.

 

Jinnie

okay..?

 

Yoongs

please just scroll up and answer

 

Jinnie

fine

give me a second

bitch call me desperate one more time and see what fucking happens

 

Yoongs

Jin for fuck's sake

 

Jinnie

FINE FINE

so

like Joonie said, he could lose his job if he ever talked about it because as my lawyer

he can't talk about me-his client-without my permission

as for me, if this ever comes to light, my career would be probably over

 

Taetae

did you kill someone

 

Jinnie

OH M Y GOD NO

 

Taetae

then it can't be that bad

 

Jinnie

it's not

well

it's just really embarrassing

 

Kookie

do you want me to tell them

 

Hobi

Kookie! You're back!

 

Taetae

feeling better bro?

 

Kookie

yes, thanks

i'm sorry for how i acted..

 

Yoongs

don't worry about it

just let's not do that shit ever again

 

Kookie

i won't i promise

 

Jinnie

anyway

as i was saying

 

Kookie

im s orry

 

Jinnie

just shut up

 

Taetae

so what was so embarrassing that you did?

 

Jinnie

let's say

i may or may have not gotten really drunk one time

and i may or may have not made a scene

and like

 

Kim Namjoon

He was running naked around the street “promoting” his new song but basically scaring the shit out of his neighbors and they called police on him. That's how we met.

 

Jinnie

 

Kookie

yea those were the days lol

 

Jinnie

you're really in no place to say that, you know that, right?

 

Kookie

...

 

Taetae

why have I never heard about it????

 

Kim Namjoon

Because Jimin and I have handled it very privately.

 

Jinnie

that and Joonie has a big phat crush on me, he's just too shy to admit it

besides he saw me naked and he obviously liked what he saw

so he kept his mouth shut

 

Yoongs

or maybe he just didn't want to lose his job

 

Jinnie

well yeah there's that too

 

Kim Namjoon

 

Kookie

okay but why's he not denying

 

Kim Namjoon

thaTS NOT WHAT IT IS I MEAN NOAHUGFUGHU

 

Jinnie

<33

after that, Jimin and i became friends and that's how he started tutoring Jungkook as well

i was trying to get Joon to date me for ages now but he's still playing hard to get

end of story

 

Yoongs

that's it?

 

Jinnie

literally what else did you expect?

 

Yoongs

why were you so curious about Tae's relationship with Jimin then?

and it kind of upset you too that i called him sunshine??

 

Taetae

omg are you serious

it's painfully obvious why

 

Jinnie

Jungkook has a big phat crush on Jimin

 

Kookie

I DOJNJT

 

Jinnie

of course i was curious

why are you attacking me

when its you who have the most explaining to do

 

Yoongs

excuse me?

 

Jinnie

lie??

wtf does it mean??

 

Yoongs

i told you i cant talk about this

it's not about me

 

Jinnie

i smell bulshit

 

Kookie

Tae said Jimin wouldn't have liked if he talked about this

just drop it

 

Hobi

i–i would like to hear what is it about, though..?

 

Kim Namjoon

Me too, actually.

 

Taetae

i mean

it's for Chim after all so i think we should tell them, Yoongi

it might help

 

Yoongs

are you sure? he could lose HIS job if this ever comes out

 

Kookie

we'll never talk about this with anyone else so

 

Jinnie

and there goes respecting Jimin's privacy lol

could you be any more obvious Jungkook

 

Kookie

shut up

 

Hobi

whatever it is, his secret is safe with us

 

Yoongs

ugh

fine then

the 'lie' i was talking about is

a song

 

Hobi

a song??

 

Kim Namjoon

Why would a song get Jimin fired?

 

Jinnie

i don't understand

 

Taetae

just wait he's gonna explain

 

Yoongs

you know i have a youtube channel

where i go by the name agust d

i rap, produce songs and sometimes i produce songs for others

if you followed me for a while

you must've seen a teaser for a song named 'lie'

 

Kookie

OH?????

 

Hobi

O H

LIE

OH MYG OD

 

Kookie

AM I TRIPPING OR AM I TRIPPING

 

Hobi

FUCKING SAME

 

Kookie

but

i still don't understand how's Jimin involved

 

Taetae

let him finish..?

 

Yoongs

okay it might sound shocking to most of you

but Jimin has a youtube channel as well

and a twitter

and an instagram

and a soundcloud account

 

Kim Namjoon

Ohh.

 

Jinnie

okay stop

its TMI at once

 

Yoongs

he shouldn't really be doing this since it'd be kinda unprofessional?

but he never stopped dancing

i mean Hobi should know this i guess?

 

Hobi

it's true he still dances to relieve some stress or to just have some fun

we meet at my studio all the time

 

Yoongs

right

so what i'm saying is that he has a youtube channel where he uploads his dance covers but also his own choreographies

he never shows his face and he stands pretty far away from the camera so it's hard to tell its him but it IS him

 

Kookie

give me a link

 

Taetae

it's pjm95

 

Kookie

WHAT

 

Hobi

BUT I FOLLOW HIM?????????

 

Kookie

ARE YOU SERIOUS RN AHFUHNBK

 

Jinnie

Jungkook is having a mental breakdown AGAIN MAY I ADD

someone explain to me what's going on

 

Kim Namjoon

How did you two meet?

 

Kookie

hwo are you so calm

 

Hobi

I NEVER KNEW HE WAS THIS GOOD

 

Taetae

can the both of you like, idk calm down?

 

Yoongs

Jimin followed me on twitter and DMed me

 

Kim Namjoon

He did what now?

 

Jinnie

he sent him a direct message

 

Kim Namjoon

Oh, okay, thank you.

 

Jinnie

♡♡

 

Yoongs

…with a song lyrics and asked me if i could make him a beat

i liked the lyrics so i said yes

that's how we met and after we finished the song, we stayed in touch

and became friends

if you go to his channel you can watch and listen to 'lie'

he even made a choreography himself

before he was kidnapped, i polished another song for him

he was supposed to post it over the weekend but.. yeah

 

Kookie

i can't believe i've never recognized his voice

i've been listening to it 24/7

 

Hobi

what about the serendipity?!!?

 

Yoongs

we worked together on that one too

 

Jinnie

you mean the geunyang geunyang??

Jungkook has been singing it all the time it was driving me insane

 

Hobi

wow

 

Kookie

idk what to think now

my brain is still processing

 

Kim Namjoon

I don't know, it's too much all at once but that life… Seems to fit him very well.

It must've been very stressful to keep it a secret all this time.

 

Taetae

yeah

but now you understand why no one knew about it, right?

he likes his job but singing and dancing was always his passion so he couldn't just give up on it

 

Jinnie

it's all great but

am i the only one that feels that despite thinking that i knew Jimin

it feels like i didn't know him at all?

is there still something we don't know about him?

like, we have a lot to talk about don't we

 

Yoongs

yes, we do

but before we do that

you're next, Kook

Chapter Text

Mon 12 Mar, 4:37

 

Finding Jimin

 

Jinnie

what you're next bitch

don't attack my baby or ILL FIGHT YOU

 

Yoongs

i'm not attacking anyone what the fuck

 

Jinnie

YES YOU ARE

you could've said it so much nicer

Jungkookie is like a little fragile flower just with lots of muscles

you need to be gentle with him or he might break okay

 

Kookie

WTF STOP EMBARRASSING ME

 

Jinnie

bitch it's a bit too late for that now isn't it

you've embarrassed both of us enough already

 

Kookie

 

Kim Namjoon

What is it that you want Jungkook to explain, Yoongi?

 

Hobi

oh

 

Taetae

would you look at that

he's already defending his man

 

Jinnie

tell him Joonie

don't let him disrespect me

 

Kim Namjoon

Please don't bring me into this…

 

Taetae

okay maybe not lol

 

Yoongs

eh

i just wanted to know how did you and Kook met??

you made it look like like i was bullying him or something

 

Jinnie

you were

 

Kim Namjoon

Right, we still don't know that.

 

Yoongs

why are you like this

 

Jinnie

because i can

 

Yoongs

i'll write a very mean review of your movie if you don't stop

 

Kookie

well

 

Jinnie

oh no i'm so scared

 

Hobi

yes, Kookie?

 

Yoongs

maybe you should be

 

Kookie

um

i tried to steal from him??

 

Hobi

come again

 

Yoongs

what

 

Jinnie

okay fine

let me explain

 

Kookie

don't act as if you weren't dying just to do that

 

Jinnie

..i was starting my career as a singer right

but i was already a well known actor

 

Kookie

literally who cares it's irrelevant to the story

 

Jinnie

will you kindly shut tf up :”)

 

Kookie

im sorr y

 

Jinnie

so

i was walking down the street

talking on the phone

with a backpack hanging loosely on my shoulder

when someone suddenly tried to grab it??

so i did the only thing i could think of

 

Hobi

you screamed for help?

 

Taetae

panicked??

 

Yoongs

definitely cried

 

Kookie

I FUCKING WISH

 

Taetae

??

 

Jinnie

i caught the bastard and threw him over my shoulder

 

Kim Namjoon

Haha.

 

Taetae

you WHAT?

also

haha, really?

 

Kim Namjoon

...

 

Jinnie

after i immobilized him

i told him to apologize

and i explained to him how stealing was bad

 

Yoongs

what is happening

what is this plot twist

 

Kim Namjoon

Apparently he has a black belt in jiu–jitsu so I'm not surprised.

 

Yoongs

he has a whaT

 

Jinnie

know your enemy sweetie

 

Hobi

and then what??

what happened?

 

Jinnie

so as his face was getting kinda purple

because i may have like used too much force on him lmao

i realized he was pretty young??

so i bought him dinner and basically asked him to tell me everything

 

Kookie

you mean how you THREATENED me to tell you everything

 

Jinnie

semantics

anyway, we clicked right away

so as his friend i made him go back to school

he skipped a few years already but i forced him to repeat the year he dropped out and then i was dragging him to his classes everyday until he graduated and then voluntarily went to college

i've been taking care of him ever since

you could say he's like a little brother to me

 

Hobi

wow that's so

sweet :(((((

 

Jinnie

so none of you better talk shit about him or i swear

 

Kim Namjoon

It actually is.

 

Hobi

makes you fall in love with him even more huh

 

Kim Namjoon

Yes.

WAIT NISJIJGOJO

 

Jinnie

 

Taetae

which brings us to

i can't believe you still haven't said yes

 

Kookie

??

 

Taetae

Namjoon

Jin is literally a boyfriend material

 

Kookie

lmao are you serious

 

Jinnie

 

Kookie

I SAID IM SORRY

 

Taetae

are you like dumb or something

are your commas and periods here to deceive us

 

Kim Namjoon

Why are you attacking me..?

 

Yoongs

who tf cares

let's just move on

 

Jinnie

shut the fuck up you fucking gnome

 

Yoongs

 

Taetae

coming for his height like that

 

Hobi

not cool

 

Jinnie

you guys only say that bc you're whipped

 

Taetae

...

i admit to nothing

 

Hobi

and i can't read

 

Jinnie

shhh Yoongi is typing something

let's hear it

 

Yoongs

Namjoon

 

Kim Namjoon

Yes..?

 

Yoongs

ask him on a fucking date

please

 

Jinnie

see

you can be helpful when you try

 

Kim Namjoon

Alright, listen.

 

Taetae

we're listening

 

Kim Namjoon

...

 

Taetae

okay??

 

Kim Namjoon

DO YOU THINK ITS EASY FOR ME??

DID YOU EVEN SEE HIM??

HES GORGEOUS

A WALKING PERFECTION

I THINK I DIE A LTTLE INSIDE EVERY TIME HE ASKS ME OUT

AND HIS PERSONALITY?

HES A FUCKING ANGEL THE LEAST SELFISH PERSON IVE EVER KNOWN

 

Hobi

but was the yelling necessary

 

Jinnie

wow

is this

what love feels like??

 

Kim Namjoon

BUT

but

Jin, I work for you, it'd be very unprofessional of me to involve myself in a relationship with my client. That, and I really treasure our friendship and I wouldn't want to lose it if we were to ever break up.

 

Hobi

these are some bs excuses

 

Taetae

it's basically him just gay panicking

 

Hobi

yeah kinda sad if you ask me

 

Kim Namjoon

You do know... That I can read it, right?

 

Yoongs

please marry

for my sake

 

Jinnie

consider it done

cancel your plans next week

 

Kim Namjoon

Jin, I'm serious.

 

Kookie

so is he lol

 

Kim Namjoon

what

 

Yoongs

..can we move on now?

 

Jinnie

sure go ahead

thanks Yoongi

 

Yoongs

no problem

 

Taetae

are we really moving on just like that?

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm confused.

 

Taetae

shouldn't you be happy

you just scored a date with a hottie

 

Kim Namjoon

wait

 

Jinnie

i'm the hottie

 

Kim Namjoon

AIHDUIHIFHIDHI

 

Hobi

so Yoongi

is there still something you have any doubts with?

 

Kookie

i guess we are

 

Yoongs

me?

so you don't?

 

Hobi

i mean

 

Yoongs

we know nothing about each other

thanks to that we learn a lot

 

Taetae

so what is it this time

 

Yoongs

good you're asking

i've been scrolling through the chat and

what did you mean by the emergency number?

 

Kim Namjoon

Oh, you're right. He did mention something about it.

 

Taetae

isn't that pretty obvious??

 

Kookie

won't hurt to explain bro

 

Taetae

okay so there was this dude that was once super whipped for Chim

 

Kookie

how THAT could be obvious

 

Jinnie

what dude

 

Taetae

easy there

he's not a threat for Kook

 

Jinnie

oh okay

go on

 

Kookie

what just happened

 

Taetae

he just said that if Chim had ever any troubles, he should give him a call

and Chim gave me his number and told me to call that dude if something ever happened to him

which i did

i called him

it was him who got the whole investigation going

 

Kim Namjoon

I know who you're talking about. He's a pretty big fish in our circle. He made everyone look for Jimin, like Taehyung says. But as of now, unfortunately, there are still no new leads.

If only they knew about this chat…

 

Kookie

but they are not going to

 

Kim Namjoon

Of course, all I'm trying to say is that finding Jimin would be much easier, then.

 

Taetae

was the pun intended or

 

Hobi

what if we won't find him

 

Kookie

don't say that

 

Hobi

no listen

how long were we talking already?

but we're nowhere close to solving this fucked up game

i bet all of you are just as scared as i am and we've been coping with it by talking shit and goofing around

but even though we say that we still have time left

we DON'T

we've wasted so much of it already

and what if

what if we won't succeed

it's a police's job to find him, not ours

we're not detectives

fuck i'm just a dance instructor i wasn't made for this

also what about work? about our lives?

we're supposed to continue this for a week but how the fuck can we hide this from everyone around us without them asking what's wrong jesus

 

Yoongs

hey Hobi breathe

can you breathe for me?

 

Hobi

fuck Yoongi i'm freaking out

we can't even talk about what's happening with anyone

and it s killing me

what if darla is lying to su

what if someting already happen e d to jimin

we catn know that we don't know that

 

Yoongs

Hoseok-ah, i know you're scared, so am i, so are others

but freaking out won't help us

if we want to get Jimin back, we need to stay calm

that's why i need you to breathe

we're all in this together

 

Taetae

honestly what's with the puns and references

 

Yoongs

and i promise that we'll figure this out

no matter what, we're going to figure this out

 

Kookie

sorry to interrupt

 

Hobi

it's okay, Kookie

and thank you Yoongi

i will try

 

Yoongs

just remember you're not alone in this, Hobi

so, what is it, Kook?

 

Kookie

it's just Hobi brought up an important point?

Darla said that Jimin knows the connection between us

but what if he doesn't? what if Darla was lying?

like wasn't it silly of us to believe what he said right away??

 

Taetae

and even if Chim knows

i doubt he would tell Darla anything

 

Kookie

that's what i'm saying

it should be safe to assume that Jimin knows nothing

or maybe he does but Darla can't possibly know whether he does or not

the point is, if Darla figured it out

so should we

 

Hobi

Kookie

what did you check when you were hacking us?

 

Kookie

oh

not much tbh?? i hacked your phone cameras to make sure you're not some creepy old dudes

and some of your social medias and emails

i didn't have time to read anything, i searched for anything suspicious with a program i've made but there was nothing that popped up

and as we've started introducing ourselves, i checked if you were telling the truth

but besides that, just like you, i don't know much about any of you

nor why we're here together

 

Jinnie

i don't want to be that guy

but what if

it's not because Darla ran a background check on us

but he

you know

what if

 

Taetae

don't.

 

Kim Namjoon

I know how you feel, Taehyung, but we can't exclude the possibility that Darla knows everything about us because he threatened all of this information from Jimin.

 

Taetae

maybe? but thinking about that won't get us anywhere

let's just

think positively

and believe that he's safe

 

Jinnie

Hobi was right also about other thing

what about our work?

it's Monday

 

Kookie

i don't work

 

Taetae

kinda same rn

 

Hobi

i guess i should call in sick in the morning

 

Jinnie

yeah me too

damn the director won't be happy about it but what else can you do

what about you, Joonie?

 

Kim Namjoon

My job is pretty flexible, even if I stay home for a week, no one should get too suspicious of it.

 

Jinnie

that's good

so what now?

 

Yoongs

Namjoon, you mentioned that there are no new leads but

did they find anything in Jimin's apartment? do you know something?

any clues as to who could've kidnapped him?

 

Kookie

can we talk about this..?

 

Yoongs

why not?

 

Taetae

because that would be looking for Darla's identity??

we're not allowed to do that

 

Yoongs

it's still dumb

knowing his identity would help us solving the third reason

and it's not like we won't ever learn who he is, we're meant to do that anyway

that's how the game was designed

 

Kookie

but that's the point of this sick game

we can't know

we can only know about things we have no control over

like what's revealed in the news or things like that, going by his logic

so my guess is that if we learn of his identity along the way, it's fine

but we shouldn't have it handed to us on a silver plate

so unless Namjoon already knows it, he shouldn't be snooping for it

 

Yoongs

this is so fucking stupid

 

Kookie

i agree but it's not like there's anything we can do about it

 

Taetae

let's talk about fucking later pls

but anyway

i've thought about it and there's no way that it's something silly

 

Kookie

??

 

Jinnie

i'm not sure i'm following, Taehyung

 

Taetae

there's clearly something wrong with Darla, we all agree about this, right?

but let's say he's telling the truth

and he won't hurt Jimin as long as we take part in his little game and solve it

BUT

i have a feeling he wouldn't kidnap someone just because

i don't know

just because someone stole his candy or something

 

Yoongs

we've already talked about this

 

Taetae

no look!!

do you remember what he said? scroll up if you need to!

he bragged that he's someone powerful, an influential piece of shit

and he didn't say that but i bet he believes he's better than us

and he could be a criminal, could be whoever, doesn't matter

the thing is, i'm just a writer, Hoseok's a dancer, Kook's a nobody, Yoongi is just a youtuber

but Jin and Namjoon

 

Kookie

wow thanks bro

way to go to boost my self-esteem

 

Jinnie

bitch it's not about you let him finish

 

Taetae

Jin's super famous! and Namjoon's a lawyer

but Darla's basically saying he's still a bigger badass than all of us combined

that's why i'm thinking that it couldn't be something dumb

it had to be something serious for him to go through all this trouble to find Chim

then to check all of his friends and believe me, that's a lot

you don't do that because of something petty

 

Yoongs

you're a writer, Taehyung

you should know that people do a lot of crazy things for reasons less than stealing a candy

and if you think about it the other way around

he might've meant not us all together but only the person

you know

that pissed him off whatever it means

which could point to either Jin or Namjoon, if your observation is spot on

 

Taetae

yes but

 

Yoongs

but what? that changes nothing

it doesn't bring us any closer to the truth

 

Kookie

nor is arguing

 

Jinnie

i mean sure

money is power but i don't think i should be mentioned here

Namjoon is a more plausible candidate

 

Kim Namjoon

Hey!

 

Hobi

so now he's a Namjoon not Joonie huh lol

 

Jinnie

anyway

we introduced ourselves

now we should look for connections between us

 

Kim Namjoon

As Taehyung mentioned that, I remembered… There are three things we have in common, right?

One, we know Jimin. But the second one is what intrigues me.

He said we're all close with Jimin but that's not true. I'm not that close with him, like I said before.

I think he used the expression that Jimin has a 'soft spot' for us? What does he mean by that?

 

Kookie

now that you mention it

and since we agreed that Jimin wouldn't talk about us with Darla..

 

Yoongs

how would he know that Jimin has a 'soft spot' for us?

 

Taetae

i don't think it's something you can easily find out about just by stalking our chats or mails or having access to our phones

especially considering that Namjoon is NOT that close with Jimin

 

Hobi

don't you think that

he said there are three reasons

but what if there are only two?

 

Taetae

oh? maybe it's

that we know Chim

 

Jinnie

and that he has a soft spot for us for whatever reason

and that reason is our third connection perhaps? since that statement makes no sense to us

 

Kookie

but it's an odd choice of words if you think about it

 

Yoongs

we shouldn't probably take it literally

i mean

Namjoon, would you ever say that Jimin has a soft spot for you?

 

Kim Namjoon

Obviously, no. That's why it makes me wonder what Darla meant by that.

 

Jinnie

but it's something we can work with

 

Hobi

i really don't want to bring that up when we finally found something

but

why one week?

 

Kookie

what do you mean??

 

Taetae

like why do we have only one week to solve this?

 

Hobi

yes, that

 

Kim Namjoon

Could it be random..?

Although that seems very unlikely considering how much thought Darla had put already into this...

 

Yoongs

but if we don't solve it, he doesn't gain anything

 

Jinnie

that's not true

 

Yoongs

??

 

Jinnie

do i really have to explain everything to you

 

Yoongs

do you always have to be an asshole

 

Jinnie

SIGHS

 

Yoongs

are you serious

just say the damn thing

 

Taetae

..may i?

 

Jinnie

sure

 

Taetae

it's a lesson for us, this game, after all

or more so for the person who's responsible for it

it doesn't matter who it was bc it's clear as day now that we all care about Chim

so Darla may be upset

but even if we don't find what the third reason is and who is that person

he'll be satisfied enough if he

if he hurts Chim

because that will hurt us

and most importantly

THAT person

 

Jinnie

exactly

this game

is to teach whoever that pissed him off that they shouldn't mess with people like Darla

but the real question is

what does he gain if we solve this?

like, what if he has no intentions of letting Jimin go no matter what we do?

did it sunk in?

because it sure did for me and i'm freaking out

 

Taetae

we may be wrong

about everything

 

Yoongs

but if we're not

Darla wins either way and we're screwed

Jimin is

fuck

 

Kim Namjoon

Let's not jump to conclusions. We may be wrong like Taehyung said, there may be more to this and we just don't know that yet.

 

Hobi

oh my god

poor Jimin

what if we can't save him

oh myg od

maybe we should really call the police

 

Taetae

NO POLICE

we're not risking his life

and stop saying that for fuck's sake

he's gonna be fine

we're gonna save him

 

Hobi

how

how are we gonna do this

in a week time

when we know nothing about ourselves

how the fuck can we do this

 

Taetae

shut up shut up SHUT UP

WE WILL SAVE HI M

AND IF YOUD RATHER CRY AND DO NOTHING THEN BY ALL MEANS GO AHEAD

but im gonna help him

because if it was the other way around

he'd do the fucking same

 

Yoongs

that's what probably got him into this mess in the first place

he trusted the wrong person

 

Hobi

you can't blame him for being a nice fucking person Yoongi what the fuvk

 

Taetae

is that why you're already giving up

maybe one of you is so scared of Darla that you're ready to throw Jimin under the bus?

 

Jinnie

stop this blame game for fuck's sake

 

Kookie

no one's giving up

 

Taetae

it doesn't look that way

 

Kim Namjoon

Guys, come on.

Not this again.

Stop arguing.

 

Hobi

it's just

you know who Jimin is, what he does

and yet he had no chance against Darla

i'm allowed to be scared

to prepare myself for the worst

 

Kookie

how could he stand any

 

Taetae

then do that on your own we don't need this shit here

 

Kookie

seeing how much Darla prepared for it, Jimin must've had no idea he was even in any danger

 

Jinnie

he's just worried cut him some slack

you've been a bitch since the start i'm sure you can understand

 

Taetae

said a bitch himself

 

Yoongs

well you're not wrong

 

Kim Namjoon

Guys, oh my god, stop it.

We were finally getting along, let's not ruin it now.

 

Taetae

it's them ruining it

 

Kookie

NO YOU ALL AR E RUINING IT

 

Kookie has left the chat

 

 

Taetae

whatever

 

≪ Taetae has left the chat

 

Kim Namjoon

Oh no.

That's something we can't afford, why did they leave?

Guys?

Are you there?

Someone say something.

Pleas

e say something

Chapter Text

Saturday, March 10th , 00:06

 

Jimin was used to working until very late, it came with the job and as someone who was very meticulous, he often scarified sleep, anything really, just to be be able to focus on work more. He was regularly told he was a workaholic and he couldn't refute that statement, it was a fact he was spending way more time at work than he ever spent at his apartment and with how things were, it wasn't going to change any time soon. Still, that was the kind of life he chose for himself and he couldn't allow himself any room for complaints. He liked his job and it was rewarding, too, when the extra time he spent working would pay off in the end, resulting in even better results. But this time, he hit a wall, his breaking point and it wasn't really his choice, that job, and Jimin felt it in his bones, how they cracked every time he moved, his body sore and head heavy. He was tired.

 

It has been a rough week. He was so busy, working his ass off, that now, as he was leaning against the door, slipping out of his shoes, it almost felt like a dream. His eyes were barely open and the lines between reality and dream were getting even more and more blurred, Jimin could feel himself dozing off and he wasn't even in his bed yet. Seeing the state he was in, part of him felt guilty for neglecting himself and his needs for so long but then again, he was amazed at himself and proud for making it through until the very end and not giving up along the way, especially that his extra efforts were rewarded and if everything went well, he was going to have a whole weekend just to himself. No work, just him doing whatever he wanted and spending time with people he loved. And God knew, he needed it.

 

As he stumbled further into the house, he couldn't remember the last time he went out, did anything else than work or slept properly, the last few weeks spent living off on naps and too much coffee. He was pretty sure he had lost some weight, too. Taehyung was most likely going to talk his ears off about it and kick his ass while he was at it, and Jimin couldn't even say anything back because deep down he knew his friend was right. His lifestyle was far from being healthy. Only, that job kept him grounded and if it was on expense of his body breaking apart, Jimin didn't mind as long as it kept on bringing solace to his mind.

 

Speaking of Taehyung, he promised to text him. He patted his jeans pockets, bumping into something on his way. His eyes shot open, he wasn't even aware of closing them in the first place, and he blinked dazedly, feeling his pockets once more before realizing that he must have left his phone in his jacket. Was the jacket left in his car though or did he take it off here? He couldn't tell. He groaned. Either way, there was no way he was going back for it, his legs guiding him to his bedroom instead, focusing more on muscle memory than anything else as Jimin was slipping away even further from consciousness with every step he took. His eyes drifted closed again and he had enough mind to slip his fingers under his shirt, about to take it off when he froze. He took a moment just listening to the sounds or rather the lack of them around him, having a funny feeling in his gut.

 

He let his hands fall to his sides and he opened his eyes, scanning his surroundings from left to right. He didn't bother to flick the lights on before so it was pitch black except for the city lights illuminating some parts of the house thanks to the tall windows in his living room. He walked up to them slowly, briefly taking in the view he had at the city below, and then turned around to face the room. He stood there, for a second forgetting even why, but then the weird feeling hit him twice as intensely and the drowsiness started leaving him, replaced by his instincts and sharp senses kicking in. And currently, they were telling him that someone was watching him, following his every move like a predator would his pray. Which was ridiculous but he couldn't shake off the feeling. There was a possibility that he was just tired and his mind was playing tricks on him, but in his world, it was better to be sure than dead, that's why the gears in his head started turning and he was hurriedly thinking of a plan and what precautions should he take in case he was right.

 

If by any chance there was some uninvited quest in his house, he was already in a losing position. His shoulder holster was out in the open and the moment he reached for his gun, they would make a move, unless they came in peace but he doubted that. His living room was a pretty open space, he supposed he could take shelter behind the couch but that was basically it, his escape routes were cut off and he was an easy target here. He cursed internally, belatedly realizing he screw himself over and that only because he was tired and his brain caught up a bit too late, fucking excellent. But then, an idea popped in his head.

 

In a few seconds, he was probably going to laugh it off and decide that he was an idiot because of course, there was absolutely no one in his apartment besides him. But for now, he stretched his arms, seemingly looking relaxed and harmless, yawning as well to make it look more believable. And then, as his arms were slowly falling down and he took a step forward, his feet padding on the hardwood floor, two things happened.

 

It took him a second to grab his gun and get himself in position to throw himself on the couch to hide in case someone was about to attack him but, before he was able to do that, two shadows charged at him from both directions and just like that, his gun was kicked out of his hand and a kick to the back of his knees sent him flying to the ground. Everything happened so quickly, for a short moment he felt dizzy and out of breath, but he forced himself up and moved just as fast, knowing he needed to get his weapon back and get ahold of the situation before it was too late. Only, it was too late because as he was mid throwing himself at one of the guys, something from the left caught his attention and he halted all his movements, met with a gun being pointed at him. His gun. As the muzzle of the gun moved closer and twisted hard against the side of his head, he realized that assuming there were only two of them was his second mistake. He needed to focus now, any next mistake could cost him his life and he wasn't read to let go of it just yet.

 

The adrenaline was pounding in his ears, his eyes skipped the gun and gave a quick once over to the setting around him. He was surrounded from every side, he couldn't tell how many men were there and where had they come from, all he knew was that he was at a huge disadvantage. He urgently had to do something but with how things currently presented themselves, his chances at escaping were very slim. If he was to make a move now, there was no way he would come out of it unscratched, and getting himself hurt wasn't ideal in his opinion. He already wasn't feeling well and was out of shape, if they got him, it would be over. It was even more problematic because the guy had him at point-blank range, he was not going to miss, and if he did, the other two standing next to him were surely going to finish off the job. But Jimin wasn't one to give up, he just needed to wait for a perfect opportunity to present itself and allow him to strike back.

 

“Whatever you think of doing, please don't,” spoke a low voice, startling him. It felt oddly familiar to his ears. There was a pause after that and for a second he thought that that was it, he was going to die, but then the guys around him moved and as someone clicked their fingers, the gun disappeared out of his sight. “As you can see, it'd be rather reckless of you to resist when there are so many of us. But you're gonna play nice, aren't you? Like the good boy you are, hm?”

 

From opened wide, his eyes turned hooded, expression annoyed and semi-murderous. Who the fuck was this guy thinking he was? Just to make it all clear, Jimin wasn't all bark and no bite as some were believing. He might have hated violence but when it came down to business, he wasn't afraid of getting his hands dirty. And if he was pissed? Oh, boy.

 

Something about that voice ticked him off, struck a nerve deep inside him, and that was exactly the motivation he needed to get going. The owner of that voice clearly looked down on him, felt superior and Jimin couldn't wait to prove him wrong, show him what he was made of and make him regret ever breaking into his place. It was a bit of a problem that he didn't know what was their objective but he figured, it would be quite wise of him to get the hell out of here first and then find out what they wanted from him. Which could work, if it was running away and not stopping them, he could make it work, perhaps. He had to try, at least.

 

“I don't know who told you that,” he said, standing more firmly on the ground, taking a few shallow breathes, “but sorry to break it to you, they lied.”

 

With the last word leaving his mouth, he moved, putting all his weight on his one feet, using it to balance himself and get a swing with his other leg at the guy on the right. As he fell back, he was already latched to the guy on his left, keeping his head in a lock and squeezing the air out of him. He struggled but Jimin didn't let go, and as a shot was fired, he used him as his cover, pulling out the gun from the guy's holster at the same time as the guy screamed in pain, the bullet hitting his body. Jimin was pushed back with the impact, his back hitting hard against the windows. He was cornered again, someone was shouting orders, he was sure he heard don't shoot! in the background but Jimin focused on the guys in front of him. He brought the gun to the man's head, they hesitated. Good.

 

“Move and I swear, I'll fucking—“

 

He didn't get to finish as another shot was fired but this time, it pierced right through the man's skull, and Jimin let go of his limp body in shock, startled by the window shattering behind him but more so the blood that splashed on his face and clothes. Another shot and Jimin was back in the game, wiping off the blood with the back of his hand, ducking from the arms grabbing at him and using that opportunity to get one of the attackers with the back of his gun, hitting him right on his brow ridge and then he used his initial shock to push him towards the windows. He heard the scream, the pieces of glass cracking on the floor but he didn't see what happened as with that guy out of his way, there was a passage right in front of him and he leaped forward, escaping the windows and passing through the couch, he almost made it to the end of the living room.

 

By the time he got there, he was hemmed in again and running out of ideas, he did the only thing he could think of: he started firing. His eyes adjusted to the darkness and he no longer was seeing only shadows, there were clear shapes of people ganging up on him and he could tell the men were wearing bulletproof vests unlike him. That's why being in constant move, hoping they would clear him a path in panic that would lead him straight to his front door, he tried to aim for their heads or any other uncovered body parts. Which worked great until he got two of them, one in the head, the other one in the leg. With two of their men down, four if counting the guy they killed themselves and one that Jimin might have or might have not succeeded throwing out through the window, they started firing as well. Jimin had nowhere to hide and these guys, they were trained, he could tell by the way they moved and handled their weapons. It wasn't to his surprise when a bullet grazed his cheek, what baffled him was that they didn't attack to kill him. They were cautious, playing with him, but why? He didn't have time to question it because as he pulled the trigger, he was met with an empty click after click, which meant he was out of bullets. And that, that meant troubles.

 

“Fuck.”

 

He threw the gun away, breathing heavily as he looked at the damage he had done. He got a few of them but it was nowhere near enough and he was already running on fumes. He was exhausted, he was not going to last much longer.

 

“This is your last chance,” spoke the voice again, “surrender now or this ain't gonna end well for you.” Well, surely Jimin had already considered that so thanks but no thanks, he still got maybe an ace or two up his sleeves. “And your friends, people you care about.”

 

He had to stop himself for a little while, his mouth closing and opening, as he was running the words by again in his head.

 

“My friends?” He asked, looking around, searching for the source of that voice, the anger seeping right through his features. “You stay the fuck away from my friends. They've got nothing to do with it.”

 

“On the contrary, actually.”

 

He growled, frustrated that he couldn't pinpoint the person he was talking to. He did not appreciate the direction this conversation was going to either.

 

“The fuck are you talking about?”

 

“If you're only done with your unnecessary act of violence, we can talk. I can explain,” the voice got calmer, thinking he was back in charge of the situation and Jimin didn't like it. Goddammit, he didn't but something didn't sit well with him, this wasn't just your regular break in. That much was clear from the start, it wasn't a robbery, not when he was dealing with a small army trained in combat and not just some low-level criminals who barely knew how to hold a gun. And considering the lock in his door was not broken, they had a key and that requested for a lot of beforehand planning which in turn meant, something bigger was going on and they either needed him or something from him. Jimin didn't specifically care for that, but when they mentioned his friends, it left him no choice but to listen to them. It could be an empty threat but he couldn't risk it, not when he was trapped and God knows how many more of these guys they had out there, ones that could go after his friends and hurt them. Taehyung was living just a floor down—Fuck, Taehyung. Jimin couldn't run away, not without getting to Taehyung first. Fuck, fuck, fuck.

 

Resigned, he put his arms up in surrender.

 

“Smart choice.”

 

Immediately, he was seized by his sides and then dragged to a couch. He sat without a word, watching as the men around him moved the body of the dead guy and attained to the others who needed medical attention. One of his tall windows was shattered and he wondered whether someone had called police, surely they must have heard it breaking in the dead of the night, not to mention all the gun shots. And if a guy fell out of that window? Police had to be on their way by now and that meant, they didn't have much time. Finding out what they wanted was just a matter of seconds then. What worried him more was what was going to happen when they got what they were after, what would that mean for him.

 

Suddenly a lamp in the room was turned on and he had to blink furiously, blind until his eyes got used to the unnecessary, in his opinion, lighting. It only reminded him how tired he was but it wasn't time and place to dwell on it. He looked around again, counting how many men were there and what weapons were they carrying, but someone clearing their throat piqued his attention and he tilted his head in the direction the sound was coming from, now facing a man sitting opposite to him on a chair. His lips parted the instant his eyes laid on the man's face, a mix of confusion and shock flashing through his.

 

The man laughed and it felt so ominous, it sent shivers running down his spine. It was funny though, how all at once everything made sense but simultaneously made no sense at all.

 

“Hello, Mr Park,” he said, his lips curving into a smile. “I bet you didn't expect us to see each other again so soon. Neither did I but you see,” he let out a last chuckle before his expression changed, turning cold, leaving all the pleasantries behind. Jimin raised a curious brow. “You and I, we still have some unfinished business together.” There was a threatening note to his voice, and you can only imagine how it annoyed Jimin. He did not appreciate being threatened in his own home.

 

“Is that so?” He bit back. “Care to elaborate?”

 

The man tossed his head back, sitting more comfortably as he watched Jimin through his narrowed eyes. He supposed the action was supposed to intimidate him but Jimin didn't turn away, keeping the eye contact.

 

“I want answers,” he paused, running a tongue on his teeth, “and you seem to be holding them back from me.” He gestured at him with his index finger in a way a mother would scold their child. Jimin stayed unfazed, neither agreeing nor denying. He needed to get the conversation going long enough until the cops would get here.

 

“Is that why you decided to break into my apartment? Should've just called.”

 

“So you could lie to me again?”

 

“I've never lied.”

 

“Right,” he mused. “Only withheld some information, one that's very crucial to me.”

 

This was going nowhere, that became apparent, no matter what he said, the guy was not going to believe him. And the truth was that Jimin did, in fact, not tell him everything. Although, that was his job and he wasn't going to anyway, not now, not ever. There were things he had to keep to himself, even if it got him killed. And if he played his cards right, this right here, could finally turn the tables for good. They wouldn't get an opportunity better than this one.

 

“Whether I did or not, it's irrelevant. Why?” He asked, not waiting for an answer. “Because for what you did here, you're going to jail,” he tilted his head, bringing himself forward, ignoring the man next to him watching him like a hawk and being ready to take him down at any given moment. He stared straight into the man's eyes, trying to keep his expression unreadable. “And nothing you're gonna say is gonna change that. Jury won't buy it.”

 

“Really?” He mocked, Jimin backed away, his forehead creasing. “And who's going to put me there?” He blinked, pointedly looking at him. “You?” He scoffed, sending him a pitiful smile. “Oh, please,” he waved his hand. “No matter how good you are, you're not that good.”

 

“Let me remind you, you broke into my apartment. That changes things.”

 

“I suppose but it'll be hard to prove with a bullet through your brain,” he smiled, and Jimin felt at a loss of words. The conversation took a turn he did not expect. Killing him was pointless, it would get him nowhere. His gut feeling was telling him something was wrong, he was missing something. “But why go through such a hassle when I can just tell everyone what happened in a certain lake house, you know, the one you used to visit as a teenager? I wonder what your supervisors would think of it,” he hummed, very pleased with himself, and Jimin needed a moment to recollect his thoughts upon hearing this. He could feel his body breaking out in a cold sweat and his stomach clenched anxiously. His face fell visibly. There was just no way… There's no way he knows. He cleared his throat.

 

“Excuse me?” He asked, playing dumb, ignoring how his hands started to shake.

 

“Oh, you think I'm bluffing?” He smiled even wider. “I know about everything, everything that happened there, that night,” he stressed the last words, enjoying every second of it, while Jimin pressed his lips into a thin line, feeling his insides sinking, trying very hard to stay composed. Rationally thinking, it was impossible for him to know anything but is still made him anxious. The mere fact that he even mentioned a lake house… It was a sensitive matter to him and it made it all the more difficult for him to keep his feelings in check, not to mention his face expression.

 

“Sorry, but I really have no clue what you mean,” he forced a smile, even though he knew no smile would get him out of it, whatever it was.

 

The man watched him for a moment before he waved at one of his men. Jimin's eyes widened when he saw him bringing a huge folder. He put it on the coffee table in front of him, and Jimin gulped down nervously, seeing his name written on it in big letters. This is bad, if inside was what he was thinking it was… It would be over, he would be finished. This couldn't see the light of day, Jimin had to make sure it stayed buried like it was supposed to.

 

“Like I said, I know everything about you, Mr Park,” the man leaned in, hovering slightly over the table, staring straight into Jimin's eyes. “And if you're not going to cooperate with me, I'm going to expose you for everything,” he sang the word, “everything you've ever done.”

 

If he thought Jimin was going to give in and admit to anything, he was wrong. He shook his head, shrugging.

 

“Sorry, still means nothing to me.”

 

“I don't think you understand what's at stake here. This?” Annoyance flashed across his face as he took the folder, shaking it in the air. Jimin held his breath. “This does not concern me, I can keep your secret safe. But if you don't do what I say, this not only goes public but I'm gonna make your and your friends lives a living hell. And I just so happen to know how much you care about them,” he dropped the folder back onto the table, the insinuation behind his words ringing in Jimin's ears.

 

He felt cornered. He looked slightly behind himself, awaiting footsteps but the silence was deafening, no one was coming here, no one was going to save him. He was sure they had something to do with it but he was partially glad, it saved him both explaining and lying about stuff he did not want to talk about with anyone, especially not with the cops.

 

There was only one thing left to do, he knew that. He hated to do so but he didn't see any other way.

 

“What do you want?” He asked defeated, his voice no louder than a whisper.

 

“Simple,” he leaned back, and the folder disappeared from the table, taken out by someone–Jimin got a good look at him, knowing he needed to get that folder back into his hands and destroy it, before anyone else would get ahold of it. “Tell me what you know.”

 

He sighed, exasperated. “I've already told you everything I know.”

 

“That's not enough,” he clicked his tongue. “I need to know more.”

 

“We don't know more, there's no new—“

 

“Look, I'm going to be completely honest with you here,” he cut in, grasping the arms of the chair so tight his knuckles turned white. “You either tell me something, or everything I have on you—“

 

“I don't know anything!” He yelled, raising up to his feet in panic, only to be pushed down again, being held by two men pinning him down, restraining his movements. Jimin laid still, breathing loudly and feeling extremely dizzy. His thoughts were foggy but one thing he was sure of, he had to stop this man at all cost. Too much was at stake here.

 

He was let go when the man in charge gestured at them to leave, and although hesitantly, they moved away, only keeping an eye on him. He massaged his shoulder, inhaling and exhaling slowly, and then he added calmly, “I really don't know anything else aside from what I've already told you. I swear.”

 

He sighed. “Well, that's a shame, but I believe you,” he rubbed at his eyes tiredly. “I guess we'll have to do it the harder way.”

 

Jimin's breath got stuck in his chest, while his body tensed up. He didn't even dare to ask what he meant by that.

 

“Let's play a game.”

 

His lips parted and he blinked dumbfounded, being thrown into much deeper confusion than before, thinking he maybe didn't hear that right. His whole life was being put on the line here and he… and he wanted to play a game!?

 

“A–A what?”

 

“I think whoever did it, must be close to you,”

 

Came an answer and as he looked at Jimin, waiting for his reaction, Jimin provided him with one right away,

 

“Yeah? Then guess what, you're fucking insane because that's ridiculous.”

 

“Is it?” He asked, and Jimin didn't have to think twice before he nodded, trying to hold in the anger that was bubbling up in him. The more calm that dude was, the more confused and so fucking pissed Jimin was growing. “It would make sense, though. Don't you think so?”

 

“No, I don't. That's insane, you're insane,” he shook his head, not even finding the need to think about it. “You're not making any sense.”

 

“Oh, but I am, you're just too close–minded to see it.”

 

Before Jimin had a chance to respond, a laptop was brought in. He had to pinch himself to physically stop himself from screaming and grabbing the damn thing and breaking it in half. There was only this much bad news he could take before doing something he might regret later.

 

“What was that saying?” He opened the laptop, typing something, a password, maybe? “Know your enemies, was that it?” He looked up, meeting their eyes before he returned his gaze to the screen, reading something. “I didn't came unprepared, just so you know. Besides the lake house, I've found out a lot of things about you. To sum it up, you're great at what you're doing, people loves you and you do everything you can to keep this hell city together. That's the boring part. What I found interesting was…” He stopped as if looking for the right word, Jimin awaited it with an uneasy anticipation. “A soft spot you have for certain people.”

 

A s oft spot?

 

“I see you're confused but worry not, you're going to understand soon enough,” the laptop was closed and Jimin was left with a cryptic answer and more questions than he ever had. “Let's get to the business, the game I mentioned. It's fine if you don't agree but I'll be damned if one of your friends is not the one behind it. You guys… You guys are dirty,” he looked at Jimin with satisfaction, as Jimin couldn't hide his emotions at all now, how he was slowly starting to freak out, suddenly questioning everything in his life that led him to this point. “But knowing you, even if I was right, you'd rather die than ever tell me anything or expose a person you're close with. Luckily, there are a lot of people who cares about you so the best part is that even if you won't tell me, they will. That's what the game is for. And if by any chance, I'm right about everything, that will teach you, motherfuckers, a lesson. A lesson, where you learn that you don't mess with people like me.”

 

Jimin was staring at him, watching as his smile disappeared along with the mask he was wearing, replaced by something much uglier, that something being his true self. He was faced with a monster, a merciless asshole who could do anything without having to deal with the consequences of his doings, abusing his power all he wanted because he knew that no one could ever touch him, that he was above them and they couldn't do anything about it. But Jimin couldn't let him go, not only because of how much he knew but also because he decided to involve and threaten people he loved, and that crossed the line for him. If he was going down, he was going down alone. He was not going to be the reason for his friends downfall. He might have changed but that much didn't. The bonds he made with those people, they were worth fighting for and Jimin would never let anyone to break them. That's why his expression changed and his eyes sparked with determination again.

 

“Haven't you learned your lesson yet? You're outnumbered, you can't win. You're making a mistake,” he warned through his gritted teeth. “Don't push it.”

 

Jimin knew, unlike him. He was well aware that every action had consequences. This whole thing, their whole conversation was a proof of it. But Jimin was ready to face them. He was not going to run away again. Besides, it's not like he had any other choice, right?

 



“Fuck, fuck, fuck!”

 

Jimin grunted, barely keeping his eyes awake, standing only because of two men who were supporting him by his sides. He watched the man pacing around his living room, shaking his head and cursing.

 

“How many are dead?”

 

“Six dead in total and five wounded, Sir,” answered the one on Jimin's right.

 

“Fuck,” he cursed again. “I gave you a fucking chance and look what you've done! Fucking piece of shit, you're going to regret that. I swear to fucking God, you're so going to regret that.”

 

Jimin felt a slap to his cheek and he winced in pain, shutting his eyes closed.

 

“Let's get out of here before anyone arrives. And for fucks sake, patch him up. If by any chance they ask for a proof he's alive, I can't let them see how fucked up he is.”

 

“Don't worry, Sir, it's nothing make–up can't cover up.”

 

“I fucking hope so. Now, let's go.”

Chapter Text

Mon 12 Mar, 6:40

 

Finding Jimin

 

Kim Namjoon

I know it's upsetting, but we can't just give up and unless we talk, we can't solve it.

We need to work together. That's the only way for us to find things we have in common.

Running away won't help us.

It won't help Jimin.

All of us need to work together for his sake.

So please, God, don't leave.

So far we've been running in circles when we need to get to work.

 

Jinnie

Joonie, i'm here

and you're right

it's just

Kookie's locked himself in his room

and he won't talk to me

he's shaken up

i think he's crying

god i don't know what to do

 

Hobi

i'm here too

just have a hard time typoing

my hands are shakng too much

 

Yoongs

same

 

Kim Namjoon

Good. That's good.

Let's focus without the other two for now, then.

Jin, I'm sure Jungkook will be fine.

Could you stay with us?

 

Jinnie

yes

of course

but god

I hope Taehyung's okay

there is no way of reaching him

he's on his own

 

Yoongs

he cares too much about Jimin

he'll come back as soon as he cools down a bit

 

Hobi

i feel so bad now..

 

Yoongs

Hobi it's not your fault

 

Hobi

thank you for saying that but it doesn't change the fact that it was me who started it..

but i didn't do it on purpose

it's just when i get scared i tend to

overdramatize sometimes?

but then Jimin's life is in real danger so

technically i'm not overreacting and

i just

 

Kim Namjoon

Hey, it's fine.

We're six different people and we don't know each other, of course there will be some misunderstandings between us.

But we're stronger than that, we can get through this.

Why?

Because we care about Jimin and our opinions about each other stop matter when it comes to that.

So again, it's fine.

Both your, Taehyung's and Jungkook's feelings are valid.

It's just how you feel and no one can change that.

The thing is, we have to push what we feel aside and focus on what's more important.

Which is, solving the reason why we're here.

 

Jinnie

you're right

like, it doesn't make me any less worried

and Jimin

i just can't stop thinking about it??

what if Darla did something to him

what if he's hurt

and we don't know

we don't know fucking anything

BUT

the only way to find out is to get this game done

so we need to promise each other one thing

no more fights like these

they slow us down and we don't have much time to begin with

 

Hobi

aren't you asking too much of us

like, it wasn't just.. a fight

it was us expressing our feelings

and maybe you're okay with it

but i can't just stay quiet about how i feel for a week

not when my friend is kidnapped and i can't even talk to someone about it

 

Yoongs

yeah and no matter what we do

Darla's watching us

no matter what we say

what we think of doing

he'll know

and considering he wins either way, if his plan since the beginning was to fuck us over

is there anything really we can actually do

what if us figuring it out is us wasting time because no matter how much we try, it's game over anyway?

 

Hobi

why would you say that

you promised we would figure it out

you promiesd

 

Yoongs

and i want to keep my promise

but with how things are

like you said yourself

we should be realistic, start preparing ourselves that…

this may not go as we hope it will

 

  Hobi has left the chat

 

Yoongs

why

why did he leave

 

Jinnie

well fucking done Min fucking Yoongi

 

Yoongs

fuck

 

Kim Namjoon

Maybe he left by accident?

 

Jinnie

now only the three of us are left

fucking amazing

 

Yoongs

fuck off

he was literally saying the same thing a second ago

how was i supposed to know he'd react this way?

 

Jinnie

oh i don't know

maybe because he was barely handling everything and was VERY obvious about it?

did you have to make it worse

when you PROMISED him everything would be fine??

 

Kim Namjoon

Please stop fighting. It's not time for that.

 

Yoongs

yes but i can't just lie to him

i can't tell him that everything's gonna be fine when we're in deep shit and so far

so far we came up with nothing but all the worst case scenarios to how this game might possibly end

and that doesn't fucking help

 

Jinnie

BUT NO ONE ASKED YOU TO

even through a fucking chat without seeing him i could tell he was really scared

like, you're such an asshole

is it so hard for you to be nice to people

have some empathy or something?

 

Kim Namjoon

Hey, that's going too far.

Yoongi, you did nothing wrong.

Hobi was just like a ticking bomb and he went off, just because it was after what you said, doesn't make it your fault.

Stop blaming each other, Jesus.

 

Jinnie

yeah well but how are we supposed to solve this with three people missing

 

Kim Namjoon

We'll find a way!

It's not like we have any other choice.

 

Yoongs

i'm sorry

 

Jinnie

maybe

it's just

so fucked up

 

Kim Namjoon

Jin, stop talking.

 

Jinnie

god knows what Hobi's going through rn

Kookie's sobbing i can hear him through the door

then there's Taehyung

 

Kim Namjoon

Jin

 

Jinnie

not to mention Jimin

wait

wait what

 

Yoongs

i'm sorry

 

Jinnie

oh

 

Yoongs

since i've heard about Jimin's disappearance

i've been

pretty much a crying mess

at first it might've been only business but talking to Jimin

it helped me a lot

he helped me a lot

i owe him so fucking much

and now, when i should do something for him

because he needs me

he needs us

i can't even think straight

i haven't slept at all and fuck, i feel like a shit

and i've been mean to you and i'm sorry

it's not like i wanted to

i'm not usually like that

i'm just so stressed

and we're running out of time and

fuck

i'm sorry

 

Kim Namjoon

Yoongi…

 

Jinnie

well you made a bitch cry

 

Yoongs

you must be an ugly crier

 

Jinnie

excuse u

i'm always pretty

 

Yoongs

right

 

Jinnie

i'm sorry too

we all have different coping mechanisms and i should be more understanding

and less of a dick to you

so

let's not fight anymore okay?

i wish i could hug you rn

but since i cant

let me send you my love to you virtually

 

Yoongs

nah we're good

you don't have to

 

Jinnie

 

Kim Namjoon

Aw.

 

Yoongs

is that

Jungkook with Jimin

 

Jinnie

aren't they cute together

 

Yoongs

we just agreed not to fight

but why do i feel like punching you

 

Kim Namjoon

Why, don't you like cute things, Yoongi?

 

Jinnie

i think you meant you want to hug me

because you love me, Yoonie

 

Yoongs

don't ever call me Yoonie

 

Jinnie

 

Yoongs

can we pls kick him out of this chat

 

Jinnie

how about we kick you out huh

 

Kim Namjoon

How about we kick no one out?

 

Jinnie

 

Yoongs

IS THAT ME

HOW DO YOU HAVE THIS

 

Jinnie

i'm checking out your yt channel

honestly

you're like a living meme

i screenshotted everything

 

Kookie has entered the chat

 

Kookie

Jin you're laughing so fucking loud

what the

YOUVE BEEN SENDING MEMES????

WHILE

JIMIN IS GOD KNOWS WHERE

ARE YOU SERIOUS

 

Jinnie

 

Kookie

JIN WHAT THE FUCK

 

Kim Namjoon

I think it's gone too far.

 

Kim Namjoon

 

Jinnie

OMG THE LOML MEMED BACK

IF IT ISN'T TRUE LOVE THEN IDK WHAT IT IS

but hey what do you mean

i'm just getting started

 

Yoongs

tbh i wouldn't be surprised if it was Namjoon who dumped your ass first

 

Jinnie

 

Yoongs

very mature

 

Kookie

GUYS

ARE YOU SERIOUS

WHAT ARE YOU DOING

 

Jinnie

look he left his room

and he's not crying

i guess

1/3 mission accomplished

good job guys

 

Jinnie

 

Yoongs

stop acting as if this was your plan all along

 

Jinnie

shut up

 

Kookie

what is going on

Namjoon explain

 

Kookie

 

Kim Namjoon

Why me?

 

Jinnie

HOLD UP

HOW DO YOU HAVE A PIC OF JIMIN IN HIS PAJAMA

 

Yoongs

is he really sleeping with all that shit on his neck

 

Jinnie

THATS CALLED BEDROOM FASHION OKAY

I TAUGHT HIM THAT

you never know when you're gonna fuck someone

you have to be always prepared to look snatched

educate yourself bitch

BUT BACK TO JUNGKOOK

EXPLAIN

NOW

 

Kookie

FUCK WHOM AND WHEN

WHAT ARE YOU TEACHING HIM YOU ASSHOLE

and idk what you're talking about

 

Jinnie

you're gonna thank me later okay

but anyway

BISH SPILL

 

Kim Namjoon

Isn't this like TMI, though…

 

Yoongs

wanna bleach our brains together

 

Kim Namjoon

What?

 

Yoongs

..nevermind

 

Jinnie

will you kindly stop changing the subject

 

Kookie

nah go ahead pls

 

Hobi has entered the chat

 

Jinnie

NOT ON MY WATCH

 

Hobi

guys!! i'm so sorry for disappearing like that omg

battery in my phone died and i couldn't find the charger and

what are these memes i'm seeing

 

Yoongs

excuse me

 

Jinnie

your what died

 

Kim Namjoon

See? There's a simple explanation for everything.

All we had to do was wait and everything got cleared up.

 

Kookie

wdm

what happened

 

Hobi

wait

you fought because of me??!

omg i'm reading the chat i'm so sorry

but i'm fine

i mean

i'm not

none of us is

it's sweet of you to worry tho :(

i'm sorry that you two had to fight because of me..

i promise to not overreact anymore

 

Yoongs

it's fine

scream and freak out all you want

but please don't disappear on us like that ever again

it almost gave me a heart attack

 

Hobi

i won't i promise

 

Yoongs

okay good

 

Kookie

this is awkward

 

Kim Namjoon

Apologizes tend to be like that sometimes.

 

Kookie

okay

this is more awkward

 

Kim Namjoon

 

Hobi

ahshshsd

 

Jinnie

so

 

Yoongs

YOU DON'T SAY ANYTHING

YOU MADE ME FEEL BAD ABOUT MYSELF WHEN IWAS NEVER IN THE WRONG IN THE FIRST PLACE

 

Jinnie

wow aren't i good at this

they're all coming back

 

Yoongs

DON'T YOU IGNORE ME

 

Kookie

this chat is a mess

 

Kookie

 

Hobi

 

Yoongs

...

 

Kim Namjoon

Is that…?

 

Hobi

JIMIN IN A BATHTUB

YOU SAID YOU TWO ARE NOT TOGETHER

 

Kookie

WRONG MEME

DELETE

THATS CAUSE WE'RE NOT

 

Hobi

LIES

ITS ALL LIES

 

Jinnie

JUNGKOOKSFVHDSIGHIS

 

Yoongs

friends huh

 

Kim Namjoon

I don't really watch my friends as they take a bath, let alone take pictures of them in that setting…

 

Kookie

WERE ONLY FRIENDS I SWEAR

AND THE PICTURE IS NOT MINE

 

Hobi

friends like, with benefits?

 

Kookie

I

 

Yoongs

lol

 

Kim Namjoon

Wait, really?

 

Jinnie

OH MY GOD ICB

HOBI YOU BROKE JUNGKOOK

THIS IS SO FUNNY

AHSHDGDGD

 

Hobi

Kookie omg i'm sorry!

i was just joking!

 

Yoongs

were you really

 

Kookie

 

Jinnie

LMAOO

 

Kookie

it's not funny

 

Yoongs

it kinda is

 

Kim Namjoon

Stop being a rude bitch.

 

Jinnie

MY LUNGS AUHDUHUHUVHBI

 

Yoongs

...i'm sorry

 

Kim Namjoon

WaiT I DIDNT MEAN FOR IT TO SOUND SO HARSH

 

Taetae has entered the chat

 

Yoongs

only the guilty explain themselves

 

Kookie

a mess

you guys are mess

 

Hobi

you just posted a photo of Jimin in a bathtub

 

Kim Namjoon

How are you any better?

 

Kookie

AS A MEME

ITS JUST A MEME

oh

 

Hobi

Tae!

 

Yoongs

told you he would be back

 

Jinnie

i'm fucking amazing alright

they all came back

 

Yoongs

Taehyung, are you okay?

 

Taetae

Namjoon

we need to talk

 

Hobi

uh oh

 

Jinnie

okay i can sense the tension and i'm not sure how i feel about it

 

Kim Namjoon

Talk away, what is it?

 

Taetae

why didn't you tell us?

 

Kim Namjoon

I… What do you mean?

 

Taetae

i'm sorry for leaving

i didn't because i got mad or something

i got an important call and while answering it, i left the chat by accident

 

Kookie

okay but

 

Yoongs

what has Namjoon to do with it?

 

Taetae

everything

the dude we were talking about called me with updates about the case

and i just

i can't believe you didn't tell us??

i mean

i'm mad HE kept it from me for so long

they were interrogating us but haven't said a word about something so important

i can understand tho because the less people know about it, the better

and they don't know who did it so by not revealing this information, they can prevent any leaks but fuck Namjoon

YOU had no right to keep it away from us

not when that means we might have even less time than we thought we did!

 

Kim Namjoon

Taehyung…

 

Taetae

explain

 

Jinnie

Joon..?

what is Taehyung talking about?

 

Yoongs

did you lie to us about something?

 

Hobi

did something happen to Jimin?

is that it?

 

Taetae

no, he didn't lie but he forgot to mention something very important

about Chim

yeah

 

Kim Namjoon

Look, I'm sorry. But I didn't want you to worry.

Even without knowing it, we've been stressed enough. You guys have been fighting half the time and it wasn't my priority to tell you something that might've upset you even more. We need to focus, that's why I kept quiet, Taehyung.

Frankly, I still don't think we should talk about it.

 

Kookie

if it's about Jimin

tell us everything

 

Taetae

it IS and it's not something we should keep to ourselves, Namjoon

and maybe if everyone knows

the person who pissed Darla off will confess

and if not

then we get our shit together and start doing something

 

Jinnie

wowow stop

are we really doing this? starting to point fingers at each other?

AGAIN????

 

Hobi

stop fighting please..

 

Taetae

Namjoon, tell them

 

Kim Namjoon

Alright, alright.

I'll tell you everything but please calm down.

 

Taetae

just say it

 

Kim Namjoon

Okay..

But before that, Taehyung, did you see anything in Jimin's apartment?

 

Taetae

i

i mean

i have a key to his place and Saturday morning i went there to check up on him and make him breakfast but when i got there

the door wasn't locked

which was not a good sign, Chim never leaves the door open

so before i went inside, i called his cellphone

but it went straight to voicemail

i tried a few more times and then, i went into the hallway, calling his name but he didn't respond

then.. i hesitated because

it might sound crazy but we went through similar scenarios before and Minnie specifically told me what to do and what not to do in that kind of situation but

going against what he said, i went further into the house

the moment i saw how trashed it was tho, i ran outside and called the whipped dude

 

Kim Namjoon

So you didn't know what exactly happened?

 

Taetae

he didn't respond to me calling his name, i knew something was wrong

hell, i had the worst kind of thoughts then thinking he was lying there.. dead and i fucking knew i just should've went there and check myself but god

if there was someone still inside, what would i do?

but shouldn't you know this?

 

Kim Namjoon

I was there when you were telling your statement to a cop at the police station, but as I don't work on the case, they didn't tell me what exactly you told them.

So no, I don't know.

 

Taetae

well fine

i tried calling his phone again after that

i was dying to just go to his place and search for him but

i called his work instead

but they didn't know where he was

so i called my friend that works with Chim and asked him to track his phone

but it turned out someone was blocking the signal?? and he couldn't trace it?? which was, weird

but it made me really worried

Jimin's a cop, after all, so there were a lot of things that could've gone wrong

especially that someone.. most likely had broken into his apartment

so i called that whipped dude again and explained everything to him but he was already on his way

he asked me to wait for him so i did

he arrived with some other dudes and once they've made it to Chim's apartment

they told me to stay outside and a few seconds later, one of them appeard and told me to go to my place and wait there for further instructions

 

Kim Namjoon

So you didn't know what did they find there?

 

Taetae

i know now

 

Yoongs

so wait a second

you knew there WAS something but you didn't say a word when i asked you about it?

 

Kim Namjoon

I get why you're upset, but like I said, I thought it was better to keep it to myself.

 

Kookie

well it wasn't so spill it

 

Hobi

yeah stop keeping us out of the loop

 

Kim Namjoon

Right.

I only found out about it when giving my statement.

Considering we worked together and I know personally a few people who's looking for him now, they let me to see the report from the crime scene. I guess they didn't keep it a secret, not that it matters.

 

Hobi

crime scene?

 

Kim Namjoon

According to them and Taehyung's statement, Jimin left from work on Friday, somewhere after 11pm. And here's the thing, every time someone accesses his apartment, it gets time stamped. And someone entered once around 11:30 using a key and then, half an hour later, the door opened again.

Which means, when Jimin arrived, someone… was waiting at him in his house.

And reading the report… It is clear that a fight occurred there.

The neighbor's statements were collected and somewhere after midnight, shots were fired, lots of them. People heard glass breaking, the sounds of fight…

 

Jinnie

oh my god

 

Kim Namjoon

So, Jimin's place wasn't “only” trashed, like Taehyung'd described it. It's like a battlefield went through there. There were bodies found, six in total, to be precise. All killed from clear gunshot or stab wounds. There was… There was a lot of blood there, apparently. The windows in his living room, broken, furniture—destroyed.

And I guess, after seeing even a glimpse of how his apartment must've looked like, I can only imagine—Taehyung, you've had to have an idea as to what must've happened.

What you're upset about is… the cops not telling you that the blood found there belongs to Jimin as well.

And judging by how much blood he lost, it must've have been a pretty serious injury.

 

Jinnie

what do you mean

WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU MEAN

 

Hobi

he's hurt..?

but the photos

 

Yoongs

that fucker

he's playing with us

 

Kookie

but that doesn't make any sense

why

why would Darla make us believe that Jimin was fine

when Namjoon knew everything

and Darla's watching us so he had to knew about it...

 

Taetae

that's what i'm asking myself right now

like

are you on his fucking side Namjoon

do you really work with him

 

Kim Namjoon

No, of course not! Taehyung, I know you're angry, but you must believe me.

I'm not working with Darla, I don't know why he did it. But I swear, the reason I haven't told you was because we all saw a proof that he's alive and I knew that instead of saving Jimin, the moment you'd find out something happened, you would start to panic.

So yes, I pretended he wasn't hurt and I didn't tell you about the fact that he was, actually. But that's it. There's nothing else I know.

 

Taetae

it doesn't matter

i don't trust you, you're the most suspicious of all of us

we're looking for the connection between us

so you better start fucking talking because i want to know everything about you

we may work together

but there's no denying there's a guy between us who brought all this shit upon us

it's his fault that Chim's hurt

and if he's not gonna confess

we're going to find him

 

Hobi

woah

it's not like you were honest with us either

we all just thought he was abducted not that he fought for his fucking life beforehand!

 

Taetae

that's not the same

i didn't know he was hurt

meanwhile Namjoon knew and played along with the kidnapper

he knew Darla was lying and said nothing

 

Jinnie

yeah? but how come you didn't hear anything at night?

don't you live in the same building?

 

Taetae

i.. i sleep with earplugs in

look that means nothing

 

Jinnie

really now

 

Yoongs

what if it's you

 

Taetae

excuse me?

 

Yoongs

i don't know you

you're throwing blame at everyone but yourself

but what if it's because of you?

 

Taetae

you're wrong

 

Yoongs

no, i'm not

see that's the thing

we don't know who it was

and i'm pretty sure we all care about Jimin and i'm gonna believe that no one here pretends so

i also believe when Kook says that we're all clean and safe to talk to

and if the guy who pissed Darla off, i'll call him Nemo

if Nemo still didn't confess, i believe he has no idea that it was him

because if he did, i'm sure he would've come out by now to save Jimin

but he didn't and there must be a reason for that

since six of us were brought to this chat

not anyone else but US

it means that it can be anyone

it can be you, Taehyung, whether you're aware of it or not

it can be me

it can be Namjoon

it can be anyone

so what i'm proposing right now

we haven't slept all night and we have a lot of things to process

so i say let's turn off the chat for about three hours, let's take a nap

and then let's come back and continue

together

so we can bring Jimin back home, sound and safe

what do you say?

 

Jinnie

this might be a good idea

my thoughts are a mess and i need a moment to recollect myself

so, count me in

 

Hobi

i think we should do that

stepping away might help us look at everything from a different, clearer perspective and honestly, that's what we need rn

 

Kim Namjoon

I agree. And even if we wanted to, there's no way we can make it through a whole week without an ounce of sleep.

Taehyung?

 

Taetae

I… yeah

let's do it

 

Kookie

okay

i'll set a timer on your phones then

please come back in three hours

go call whoever you need

tell them you won't come to work, ask them to not bother you

try to rest but also, if you can, think of any possible reasons, connections, anything we might share

but most importantly, get some rest

we'll be busy for the next few days

 

Jinnie

alright

see you all soon

 

Jinnie has left the chat

 

Taetae

Yoongi

i… i didn't mean to…

fuck

 

Yoongs

let's talk about it later

 

Taetae

yes, okay

right

 

Yoongs

go sleep you punk

 

Taetae

right so

i'll be going

 

Hobi

i'll be going too

see you in a bit!

 

Taetae and Hobi have left the chat

 

Kim Namjoon

Then, I'll be seeing you soon.

 

Kim Namjoon has left the chat

 

Yoongs

don't stay late Kook

 

Kookie

i won't

 

Yoongs

you're smart

we need you awake

go to sleep

 

Kookie

why are you so annoying

 

Yoongs

look who's talking

 

Kookie

ugh fine

bye

 

 Kookie has left the chat

 

Yoongs

guess i'll be going too

 

Yoongs has left the chat

Darla has entered the chat

 

Darla  

Oh, look at that. Everyone's gone.

Huh.

[message deleted]

 

Darla  has left the chat

Chapter Text

Mon 12 Mar, 11:56

 

Finding Jimin

 

Taetae  has entered the chat

 

Taetae

hi

hello?

anyone's here??

oh looks like it's only me

so i'm first huh

wow there's actually still some time left i woke up too early haha

i couldn't really fall asleep tho, i napped for a bit but that's it

i'm still hella tired

i called my publisher and told her not to bother me this week

she wasn't pleased

if i end up dead, tell Minnie it was me who broke his Nami figure, glued it back together and then broke it again

actually no

don't tell him, he might bring me back from the dead and kill me himself

he's still mad, it was some limited edition shit

uhh

i forced myself to eat something

and tbh i hate plain black coffee but i drank like three cups already since i left the chat

idk how it keeps Minnie awake, it didn't do shit for me

i think i might be even more tired now

my brain is hyperactive anyway

sometimes i wish i could just switch it off, block out all the thoughts

it's starting to feel weird talking to myself

uhhhhhhhh

come on someone log in

guuuys

okay but this is kinda a good opportunity to tell you

i mean no

yes but

uh i

i wanted to apologize for earlier

everything i said

i know it was harsh but it was just my emotions getting the best of me

i didn't really mean it

we technically don't know each other but i agree with Yoongi and i believe

i really, really want to believe that we all want to bring Chim back

it's what i keep on telling myself but

without Chim, i feel very anxious and lost

i don't know what to do

long story short, we're laughing at Yoongi but my trust issues are honestly bigger than Chim's ass

and you probably know where i'm going with this but yeah

it's Minnie who helps me control it, guides me

he's like my anchor in a sense

there was a time in my life where i became very paranoid, i was afraid of people, doubting their every word, every action

it was like poison, this way of thinking

it ruined me for quite a while

but Chim helped me to get through it

he called me out on my bs and i am who i am today thanks to him

like, he's my bff, my soulmate, the platonic loml

which brings me to, knowing he's out there somewhere, hurt, and that i can't help him or worse

i may be the reason he's going through it in the first place..

it makes me so angry

and simultaneously, i can't but go back to… my old habits

it's hard not to, without him

for what i am sorry

i'm really sorry

i just want him to be okay

he's the sweetest person i know and he deserves the world

he's just so selfless, caring, and i'm pretty sure a fairy is born somewhere every time he laughs

when you guys mention him i can't but smile because it's just how Chim is

he loves to help others

that's why he doesn't deserve it

but i'm sure that.. Nemo didn't mean it for this to happen either

if it was a book i was writing

like, this would be too boring

there's to be a catch somewhere

whatever is going on with Darla must go much deeper than we think

add Jimin's background, Darla and his “powers and influences” whatever, the mysterious Nemo

it's like a perfect recipe for a criminal novel

there's just one thing

i said that whatever Nemo did couldn't be something stupid but at the same time, it's hard for me to believe that what he did could be something bad

it's just.. Chim's an angel

and Darla said he became friends with a wrong person so i'm assuming, Nemo is a bad person

what could that mean?

did Nemo kill someone? since Minnie's a homicide detective?

but then again, why tf would Minnie be friends with a person who killed someone

it doesn't add up

and you don't seem like bad people to me

Darla's looking for him too, together with us

he chose us after probably doing a thorough background check on us because he thinks one of us might be Nemo

it has to be based on something

on what, the thing we have in common?

but if Nemo was a bad person and IF it's based on that, that would mean we're all bad people and that's just

like, i pay taxes and that's most definitely what a bad person would say to confuse you, but i am a good person

anyway, the point is

like, if Yoongi's right

and Nemo doesn't know what he did

it means only Darla knows WHAT he did but not WHO

yet it has something to do with Chim

so the thing that was done, it could be an accident? something done unconsciously?

that would kinda explain how Darla knows something happened but not who did it

and also, why Nemo still didn't speak up about it

just, how can Darla know about the existence of Minnie but not Nemo

you'd think with the access he has, he'd have found him by now

it doesn't make sense no matter from which angle i look at it

we're missing something

so

let's find it together

let's bring Chim home

because this game is a lesson but Darla's much complicated than that

perhaps he'd gain satisfaction from hurting Chim

but i don't believe it's his main goal here

besides, he did that already

and to send a message to Nemo, even though he may not be even aware of the beef between him and Darla, he could've done just that too

without this chat, without looking for us or for the connection between us, without inviting us here

he could've just hurt him and be done with it

yet here we are

that makes me believe that he wants something from us

from Nemo, to be specific

 

Jinnie has entered the chat

 

Jinnie

yoo i'm back

 

Taetae

so let's look for it together

let's brainstorm and take this mf down

oh

 

Jinnie

Taehyung are you writing a novel

 

Taetae

..maybe

 

Jinnie

i came to apologize for disappearing so quickly

i was so upset i needed a moment

but i just logged in

and i feel so attacked

why are you making me cry again

 

Taetae

i heard you look pretty when you cry

 

Jinnie

are you flirting with me

 

Taetae

is it working

 

Jinnie

maybe

 

Taetae

see i'm doing a much better job than Namjoon then

 

Jinnie

that or you're just trying to distract me from reading what you wrote because THE CHAT IS KEEP SCROLLING AND IT'S DRIVING ME NUTS

 

Taetae

i

would

never

 

Jinnie

Taehyung don't fucking test me

 

Taetae

do

that

to

you

Jin??

are y ou mad?

please don't be mad :(

i'll stop texting If you want me to

 

Jinnie

there's no need for that

i'm a smart bitch

 

Taetae

should i be scared..?

 

Jinnie

you should be because now i have receipts

 

Taetae

what receipts

 

Jinnie

i screenshotted the chat and read everything

 

Taetae

a smart bitch indeed

 

Jinnie

don't change the subject

 

Taetae

i'm not tho??

 

Jinnie

Taehyung

 

Taetae

Jin

 

Jinnie

you know what when we all meet at some point

i'm gonna slap you

 

Taetae

i'm not into that

but wow kinky

 

Jinnie

 

Taetae

how ya'll have so many Chim's pics

 

Jinnie

bish he's so damn cute how could i not

 

Taetae

you have a point there

 

Jinnie

WAIT YOU'RE DOING THIS AGAIN

fuck

i'm just gonna say it and don't fucking interrupt me or i swear you're getting your ass beaten up

look Taehyung

i already talked about it with Yoongi and

it's fine

honestly, it's fine

we're all upset because of what happened and it's only normal to express it

and everyone expresses it differently

AND IT'S FINE

what we're going through rn it's not something you experience on a daily

it doesn't happen every day that your friend goes missing and some psycho invites you to a chat where literally not knowing wtf is going on you have to drop everything and do something to save your friend's life

but it's obvious Jimin is important to us

and no matter who Nemo is and what this is all about

we'll get to the bottom of it and in less than a week we'll be all meeting somewhere so I can meet all of you and beat your ass

 

Taetae

i didn't say anything why would you still wanT TO HURT ME

 

Jinnie

it's how i show affection

 

Taetae

I DON'T WANT IT THEN

 

Jinnie

i didn't ask

anyway

you've also brought some important points but we should talk about it once the others join us

 

Taetae

where are they btw

 

Jinnie

i'm trying to wake Jungkook up

but this bitch is not even moving

and he was the one to set up our alarms i can't fucking believe

 

Taetae

i guess everyone's just tired

they should be up soon

 

Jinnie

his eyes are so red and puffy

i bet he was crying again

 

Taetae

well he surely wouldn't be the only one

 

Jinnie

at least our eyes will be even prettier now

oh

he's waking up

he looks like shit

 

Kookie has entered the chat

 

Kookie

i should probably be offended but ur right

i feel worse tho

 

Jinnie

well welcome to the club

 

Taetae

did you sleep a bit at least?

 

Kookie

uh like 15 min or something

 

Taetae

KOOK

 

Kookie

anyway

we're missing the other three so imma try waking them up

 

Jinnie

wow we're such responsible adults

 

Kookie

what's an adult

 

Jinnie

how about instead of annoying me, you catch up on the chat

 

Taetae

or, just hear me out

we could brief him

 

Jinnie

Taehyung your novel was really nice no need to be shy

 

Taetae

is there a way to delete your posts

asking for me

 

Kookie

god why are you two so fucking dumb

 

Taetae

i don't appreciate your tone

 

Jinnie

SAME

 

Kookie

of course you can delete your posts

and we have a problem

 

Jinnie

what problem

 

Taetae

wdm?

 

Kookie

Darla logged in after we've left??

how did you not notice?

 

Taetae

he did?

 

Jinnie

okay but how are you reading the chat when we're still texting?

 

Kookie

bc you can turn off the live chat and easily read older messages?

 

Jinnie

EHWAT

TAEHUNGSHGDB YOU BITCH

 

Taetae

so what about Darla?

did he delete something?

 

Jinnie

YOU'RE A DEAD MAN

 

Kookie

he left some messages

but he deleted one of them

 

Taetae

okay yeah that's bad

can you get it back? so we can know what he wrote?

 

Kookie

i can

but i don't think i should..

i mean

the rules

what if Darla gets mad?

he deleted it for a reason, right?

or.. what if he's testing us?

 

Jinnie

fuck he's right

we can't risk it like that

not now at least

 

Taetae

maybe

but hypothetically, why would he do that?

if we break his rules, he's gonna hurt Chim and the game's over

wouldn't that be too soon

 

Kookie

you know he doesn't have to necessarily kill him to get his point across, right..?

 

Hobi has entered the chat

 

Taetae

point taken

let's ask him what was it then?

 

Jinnie

so he can lie again?

 

Kookie

hi Hobi

 

Hobi

hello!!

is everything okay?

 

Jinnie

it'll be easier if you just read the chat Hobi ❤

but please don't worry

we were just talking

 

Hobi

i'll read it quickly then and i'll be right back!

 

Jinnie

SO YOU TOO KNOW THAT YOU CAN TURN OFF THE LIVE CHAT??

 

Taetae

literally everyone knows that

 

Jinnie

 

Taetae

did you stalk my social media

 

Jinnie

what if I did WHAT IF I DID HUH

 

Kookie

what is going on between you two

 

Taetae

nothing

 

Jinnie

i'm this close to ask Kook for your location so i can choke hold you

 

Taetae

bro we're not that close

 

Jinnie

call me bro one more time i dare you

 

Hobi

didn't we agree not to flirt in this chat

 

Jinnie

who's flirting??

 

Kim Namjoon has entered the chat

 

Jinnie

JOOONNIEEEEEEE

i missed you <33

 

Hobi

wHoS fLiRtInG

 

Taetae

Ahshshshshs

 

Jinnie

don't give me an attitude

 

K im Namjoon

I missed you, too <3

 

Jinnie

why are you so coldDFKSVHBI

WHAT

 

Kookie

Hobi so how are you holding up

 

Jinnie

EX-FUCKING-CUSE ME

 

Taetae

feeling better? did you rest?

 

Hobi

i tried but i couldn't really fall asleep :(

not after what we talked about

 

Jinnie

Hobi I love you

 

Hobi

i called my work and my friend kept me on the phone keep on asking if i'm okay..

i hate that i had to lie to them :(

 

Jinnie

BTU NAMJOON JUST CONFESSED SMTH CAN'T WE TALK ABOUT ME FOR A MOMENT

 

Kookie

I know but it'll be fine Hobi

we'll figure it out

 

K im Namjoon

Yes, whatever it is, we'll get through it together and save Jimin.

 

Jinnie

you're ignoring me too now aren't you

 

Taetae

i wonder what Chim would do if he was here

 

Kookie

solving mysteries is his job

i bet he'd know much more than we do by now

 

Jinnie

unbelievable

 

Taetae

no kidding

his brain, it amazes me

whenever i write, i follow him for inspiration

and he's just

amazing at what he's doing??

 

Jinnie

okay you win

he's so charming and sweet whenever he talks to someone but once someone pisses him off he's just

so fucking scary and hot at the same time

 

Kookie

he protec but also attac

 

K im Namjoon

Agreed.

He's so hardworking and meticulous. Working with him is such a pleasure, and the way he handles his cases, with such care, searching for justice to all the victims… It's really admirable.

 

Hobi

he's always been like that

ever since middle school he worked very hard

and no matter how good at something he was

he never stopped being humble

 

Jinnie

if i ever end up dead in a ditch i want HIM to avenge me and deck the bitch that killed me in the face

and i demand a front seat to watch it as he does so from heaven

 

Kookie

honestly same

 

Taetae

same

 

Hobi

same

 

K im Namjoon

Same.

 

Jinnie

that would be so hot

 

Taetae

i mean it is kinda satisfying watching him punch people with those tiny fists of his in the face

 

Jinnie

right!?

 

Kookie

when did y'all even see him punch anyone

 

K im Namjoon

Yes, that's quite concerning.

 

Hobi

it's true tho, everyone expect him to be weak but oh boy, are they in for a surprise when they piss him off

 

Jinnie

EXACTLY!!

 

Kookie

you still didn't answer my question

 

Hobi

i wish we could have him with us rn :(

his presence is always so calming.. no matter how anxious or scared i could be, talking to him always makes me feel at ease...

 

Taetae

it just hit me how much i miss him

fuck

 

Jinnie

wait no

this is NOT what we're doing

no moping allowed

man up bitches

when is this bitch Min Yoongi coming

we have shit to do

 

Kookie

he should be here any minute now

 

Taetae

is he awake?

 

Kookie

yes he's just..

not handling the situation very well

please give him a second

 

Jinnie

is he crying

is this bitch crying

 

K im Namjoon

Oh no.

 

Taetae

tell him to come

 

Hobi

let's cry together

 

Kookie

i'm already sobbing

 

Taetae

where is Chim when we need him

i need a hug

 

Hobi

Jiminie' hugs are the best :(

 

K im Namjoon

Are they..?

 

Jinnie

oh Joonie, i wish i could hug you rn :(

 

K im Namjoon

Yeah, that would be nice...

 

Yoongs has entered the chat

 

Jinnie

Joonie :(((

 

Yoongs

why are you bitches so weak

 

Jinnie

Joonie and i had a moment and you just ruined it hope you're proud of yourself

besides, you're literally the weakest of us all

 

Yoongs

it's not even that long since i've talked to sunshine

we've gone longer sometimes without saying a word

and yet, i miss him so fucking much Jin i can't stop shaking

 

Jinnie

not the reaction i hoped for

fuck we're a mess

 

K im Namjoon

Obviously, I'm shaken up too, but for different reasons.

Meanwhile, you all… Really are very close with Jimin, I can't even imagine what you must feel.

 

Kookie

if Namjoon was close with Jimin it's like we'd almost have the connection between us

 

Hobi

why aren't you close though? Jimin is so sweet :(

 

Jinnie

Joonie's so awkward i'm not even surprised

i mean

look at how long did it take him to accept to marry me

 

K im Namjoon

what

It's not like you were serious about it?

 

Jinnie

well

i wouldn't mind going on a few dates before

 

K im Namjoon

what

 

Taetae

i think his brain malfunctioned

 

Yoongs

do you want me to leave again

 

Jinnie

you're gonna be my best man at my wedding

i say get used to it

 

Yoongs

only if you're gonna pay me

 

Jinnie

sure

with my unconditional love

 

Yoongs

your love won't pay the bills

 

Taetae

who i'm gonna be

 

Jinnie

the dog delivering the wedding rings

 

Taetae

rUDE

 

Hobi

you'd look cute with a collar around your neck tho

 

Kookie

NOT AROUND THE KIDS PLS

 

Yoongs

...okay

 

Taetae

AKDHKFJI BJHIGHFIHIJH

 

Jinnie

i

i'm gonna ignore whatever THIS was

 

Hobi

DONT MAKE IT WEIRD

 

K im Namjoon

I think that's on you, Hobi.

 

Hobi

NAMJOON

 

Jinnie

continuing

Jiminie and Jungkook would be my beautiful bridesmaids

 

Kookie

ew no

 

Jinnie

imagine Jimin in a beautiful white suit bitch

 

Kookie

on second thought

 

Hobi

Kookie

this reminds me

what is it really between you and Jimin?

 

K im Namjoon

You two are really not… you know...

 

Yoongs

right are you really just friends?

 

Hobi

without benefits?

 

K im Namjoon

That.

 

Jinnie

LMAOOO

it's still funny

 

Kookie

let it go already

we're really just friends

 

Taetae

lol i can assure you Minnie would never be in such a relationship

and i'm 107% sure he's single and haven't got laid in like

ages

he's too busy with work to date :(

what is it about tho??

 

Jinnie

Taehyung spilling the tea like it's nothing

Jungkook just started blushing like the virgin he is

 

Kookie

IM NOTHNJXUDHGUBH

 

Hobi

cute hehehe

 

Taetae

Hobi you're scaring me

 

Yoongs

same but like damn, a bitch is curious

 

Taetae

i feel you

 

Hobi

????

 

Kookie

no matter what you think, Tae's right

we're JUST friends

 

Jinnie

Kookie's too awkward and shy to actually go for the jibooty lmao

besides i'd know if anything happened between them

but idk how did you have Jimin's photo in a bathtub??

 

Taetae

what photo

 

Jinnie

 

Yoongs

this photo

 

K im Namjoon

It stirred some controversies while you were gone, Taehyung.

 

Hobi

like

did you take it

if not, where did you get it???

 

Kookie

what you SAVED IT??

DONT TELL ME ALL OF YOU DID

 

K im Namjoon

It seems like a good meme material to me.

 

Yoongs

yep

 

Jinnie

duh

it's a good meme

 

Kookie

DELETE IT YOU PERVERTS

 

Jinnie

oh so now we're perverts?

 

Kookie

excuse me it's not me talking about collars and what not

 

Jinnie

just as i forgot

 

Hobi

I DIDNT MEAN IT LIKE THAT

IM INNOCENT

 

Kookie

THATS EXACTLY WHAT A NOT INNOCENT PERSON WOULD SAY

 

Taetae

back to the picture lads

you're getting distracted here

i took it

Chim has sent it to you Kook?

 

Kookie

yea as a MEME

 

Yoongs

he sent you a photo of himself in a bathub as a meme?

 

K im Namjoon

Sure Jan.

 

Kookie

NOT YOU TOO NAMJOON

 

Taetae

HELP MY LUNGS AUHSUHFUIHIF

 

Jinnie

WAIT WAIT

and YOU saved it????

BUT

what about the pajama then??

 

Kookie

you took that photo

 

Jinnie

i did not?? i have no memory of it

 

Kookie

bc you and Jimin were like really drunk

remember when you've asked him to stay overnight? it's literally your pajama smh

 

Jinnie

IT IS?? lemme check

oh IT IS

i

i should stop drinking

 

K im Namjoon

We can work on this together after we're married.

 

Jinnie

WEKFWHCBADSIJGHI

 

Yoongs

that was smooth

 

Taetae

probably Jin rn:

 

Taetae

 

Kookie

that would be accurate

 

Yoongs

all thanks to me

 

Jinnie

i'll smother you with kisses when we meet

 

Yoongs

i'd rather you not

 

K im Namjoon

How about no.

 

Jinnie

i'll feature you on my next song then

oh is someone jealous

 

Yoongs

i'm listening

 

K im Namjoon

...No.

 

Hobi

 

Taetae

 

Jinnie

you're a cutie <3

 

Hobi

but in that case

Kookie

how did you get a crush on him??

 

Jinnie

did you see Jimin

how could he not

 

Taetae

like y'all are not having a crush on him lol

 

Yoongs

he's just

so pretty and funny and he's such an amazing person

how can you NOT have a crush on him??

 

Jinnie

i don't trust anyone who says otherwise

 

Taetae

amen

 

Yoongs

 

Hobi

guys :( i know

but Jin said he introduced them to each other because Kookie was crushing on him

so you've met prior to that or something?

 

Jinnie

it's like Hobi switched places with Yoongi

 

Yoongs

i guess we all have trust issues

 

Taetae

lol

 

K im Namjoon

Am I the only one curious as well? We still don't know why Jungkook has that little yellow heart next to his name.

 

Hobi

right??!

 

Kookie

oh ugh

idk about the heart

but yea?

we've met before

years ago, actually

before he was even a cop

he just

doesn't remember i guess

Chapter Text

Mon 12 Mar, 13:17

 

Finding Jimin

 

Yoongs

what do you mean he doesn't remember?

 

Kookie

he just doesn't?

he's never mentioned it so

 

Kim Namjoon

That's odd, Jimin has a very good memory.

 

Hobi

and he's a petty bitch, he remembers everything...

 

Taetae

lol this is so true

 

Kookie

even if he did remember it, which i honestly doubt, like i said

he's never said anything

 

Jinnie

it's not like you ever have

 

Kookie

yea okay and i'm not proud of it??

but you especially should know that there was a reason behind why i didn't

 

Jinnie

that reason being that you're glad Jimin doesn't remember, it's way more convenient for you

the less things to explain, the better

that and you're just embarrassed lol

i'd be too btw if i were you

 

Kookie

SHUT UP

 

Jinnie

look at yourself

so flushed

if Jimin was here, he'd be cooing

 

Hobi

sjsjsjsjs

 

Kookie

LEAVE ME ALONE

 

Kim Namjoon

What are you, twelve? Stop yelling.

 

Jinnie

the way i snorted

 

Taetae

ouch

 

Kookie

this is harassment wtf

 

Kim Namjoon

We're just teasing you.

 

Yoongs

okay but explain

what are you hiding from sunshine

 

Hobi

yeah i mean

what did you do huh

 

Kookie

I DIDNT DO ANYTHING

 

Jinnie

lmao right

 

Yoongs

jfc can you two stop talking in code

 

Taetae

right?

like, you can't just lmao right us and not spill the tea it doesn't work like that

 

Jinnie

it's not my story to tell, sorry luv

 

Yoongs

more like you're just protecting his ass

 

Jinnie

bitch chill

he's gonna tell you himself

 

Kim Namjoon

You made it sound kind of serious, though... Could it be...

That it has something to do with him and stealing?

 

Jinnie

maybe

 

Kookie

ugh kind of?

 

Kim Namjoon

Oh?

 

Yoongs

what's with you and stealing anyway?

 

Hobi

you're not some bad guy or something, right..?

the person Darla talked about..?

 

Jinnie

lol no

it's just, let's say, a sensitive topic

 

Hobi

oh i'm sorry

 

Kookie

no no don't be!

everything's fine now

i'm fine

it's just not something i like to go back to and dwell on

but if it can help Jimin, i'll tell you everything

and although i did use to steal in the past, it wasn't because i wanted to, more like

i didn't have a choice

 

Yoongs

there's always a choice

 

Kookie

true but i was young and stupid and without having anyone to put me on the right path, at the time

it seemed like the right thing to do

 

Kim Namjoon

I wouldn't want to draw any conclusions but it'd seem that you had... a rather difficult childhood.

 

Hobi

:( that's why you skipped school?

 

Taetae

but you didn't kill anyone did you

 

Hobi

Tae!!

 

Taetae

what

 

Kookie

bro you need to stop with this

 

Taetae

i'm just making sure??

 

Yoongs

and we're wasting time, again

get to the point

 

Jinnie

and you're a waste of space but you don't see us complaining

 

Taetae

can you two stop acting like protagonists in some enemies to lovers romance shit

 

Kookie

like, it's not even good

 

Jinnie

oh you did not just

 

Yoongs

mind you that shit would be a fucking masterpiece

 

Jinnie

glad we agree on something

 

Kim Namjoon

No, it wouldn't.

 

Yoongs

that jealousy doesn't look good on you

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm not jealous.

 

Taetae

make it a love triangle sighs

 

Hobi

if i didn't know any better i'd think you guys knew each other for years

 

Yoongs

me and these guys? hell no

 

Kim Namjoon

What's that supposed to mean?

 

Jinnie

you say that but deep down, you love us

 

Yoongs

no

 

Kim Namjoon

Admit it.

 

Jinnie

you stubborn bitch say you love me

 

Hobi

demanding aren't you two..

 

Kookie

weren't we supposed to talk about me????

 

Darla has entered the chat

 

Kookie

should i just leave?

OR NOT

 

Yoongs

here we go again

 

Hobi

uh

 

Darla

Missed me?

 

Kookie

so fucking much :)

but we ain't got time for this

bro you've got some explaining to do

 

Darla

I have what to do?

 

Taetae

HE HAS WHAT TO DO

 

Kookie

yea you read that right

i know you've read the chat

we know that Jimin's hurt

 

Darla

Okay and?

 

Kookie

and you better send us a proof that he's fucking fine

that he received any medical help he might've needed from an actual DOCTOR and was not half assedly stitched by your men

or so god help me i'm gonna end you

 

Hobi

wait Jungkook

 

Taetae

KOOK WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING

 

Jinnie

oh mny god jungkook NO

 

Darla

Is that a threat?

 

Kookie

i guess it is

 

Darla

Are you aware that I can kill him anytime? That I can kill him RIGHT NOW?

 

Taetae

KOOK STOP YOU PROMISED TO NOT TALK BACK TO HIM

 

Kookie

how can i know that you haven't already?

it's been hours since the last proof confirming that he's alive you sent us

you said that you wouldn't hurt him

and yet, Namjoon said there's a lot of blood at his apartment

that he's most likely badly injured

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU EXPECT ME TO TRUST YOU

 

Darla

It's not like you have any choice.

 

Kookie

things is i do have

as long as we don't do anything stupid, you promised that you wouldn't hurt him

we didn't do anything but he's hurt

that was the deal and now it's off

 

Darla

I kept my end of the "deal". I did not hurt him. What I did before this chat was formed, though, is an entirely different story. One, that should be none of your concern.

But also, that was just me being nice. You have nothing on me.

So you better shut the fuck up and get to work.

 

Kookie

no

 

Darla

No?

 

Kookie

here's what we're gonna do

you're gonna set up a livestream right this moment and you're gonna show us that Jimin's alive

that his wounds are taken care of and that he's fine

and it better be live because i'll be checking

if you don't i won't hesitate anymore and i'll call the cops

it'll take me one fucking second to hack the shit out of you and send everything to them

your word means shit to me and we have literally no guarantee that you'll ever let Jimin go after we solve this

so you do this

and we'll continue with your game

do you understand me

 

Yoongs

hold the fuck up

 

Taetae

are you fucking serious

Chims life is at stake! how the fuck can you even

 

Jinnie

fuck i'm trying to calm him down but he's furious

 

Taetae

take his fucking phone away

 

Jinnie

I'M FUCKING TRYING OKAY

 

Kim Namjoon

Can you do that, Darla?

 

Jinnie

NAMJOON WHAT ARE YOU DOING

 

Darla

Okay, first of all.

Namjoon, sweetie, can you please tell me what the fuck are you still doing at the precinct?

 

Kim Namjoon

I work here.

 

Darla

No, you don't. You're a fucking lawyer not a fucking detective.

Get the fuck out of there and if I hear one more time about you and snooping, I promise you, you're gonna regret that.

None of you bitches were supposed to know what happened at this bitch's apartment. And I'm gonna let you off the hook with this one just because, again, I'm nice.

Don't stare at the phone like a deer caught in the headlights. Go home.

Now.

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm leaving.

 

Darla

I can fucking see that. And you better stay out of the investigation, I don't want to see you anywhere near the precinct ever again until this is over.

 

Hobi

but why did you lie then

why did you said Jimin was fine

 

Darla

I didn't. He is fine, now.

If you insist on knowing, bitch deserved that. He killed my men and I had to teach him a lesson.

 

Kookie

the livestream

now

 

Darla

What made you think that I've even considered it for a second?

 

Kookie

because you want something from us

from Nemo

so killing Jimin is not in your best interest but if you want to get that something, whatever it might be

you need to give something in return

pretty sure we've gone over this already

 

Darla

Nemo..?

Oh, right, it's how you decided to call the guy who pissed me off.

I guess you weren't lazying around, huh.

But unfortunately, the livestream is off limits, Jimin's sleeping. You don't want me to wake him up, do you?

 

Kookie

you have five minutes before i do something stupid

 

Taetae

what the fuck are you doing

 

Kookie

Taehyung think for one fucking second

Jin was right! what does he gain if we solve this? nothing!

it means there's nothing holding him back from killing Jimin!

But now it's clear there's something he's not telling us because he's hesitating

so before we do anything else

a proof that he's fine is all i'm asking for

 

Hobi has left the chat

 

Taetae

but nothing's stopping him from hurting him now either!!!!

it's not too late yet to stop pressing his buttons

 

Jinnie

why did he leave

oh my god

 

Yoongs

did his phoen die again??

 

Darla has left the chat

 

Kookie

oh fuck no he did not

@Darla get the fuck back here

 

Taetae

oh myg od

it's your fucking fault

what if he snapped

what if he

hurt him

fuck

 

Yoongs

stop it

we don't know what happened

but Kook's right

we need to have some insurance that the moment we find anwsers, Darla'll let Jimin go

 

Kookie

THANK YOU

 

Yoongs

but this's not the way we should go around it

yelling and cursing won't do shit

nor will provoking him

 

Taetae

Darla hates you why would u upset him even more

why couldn't you let one of us handle it

 

Kookie

i haven't slept in like three days excuse me if i'm a little bit cranky

 

Taetae

why are you like this

your'e such a fucking brat

what the fuck did chim see in you

 

Kookie

what do you mean

 

Yoongs

stop we're not fighting each other

 

Taetae

HOW CAN I STOP

what if Darla's doing something to Chim rn??!!!

 

Hobi has entered the chat

 

Hobi

guys

 

Jinnie

Hobi are you okay?

 

Hobi

he's alive oh my god he's alive

Jimin is

 

Taetae

what

what do yo u menan

 

Hobi

he called me! Jimin called me!

 

Kookie

what did he say!?

 

Yoongs

are you sure it was him?

 

Hobi

it was him! he sounded so tired..

but he said he's fine!

Darla had taken care of his wounds

he's fine

 

Jinnie

oh thank god

 

Hobi

but

 

Taetae

but??

 

Hobi

idk he

apologized to me?

i told him it wasn't his fault but he started crying

and then someone told him to hang up

 

Yoongs

why would he be apologizing?

 

Taetae

because that's just how he is

he's probably blaming himself for involving us when it's not even his fault in the first place

 

Kookie

right

it's all because of Nemo

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm so sorry for staying so quiet. I just got inside my car. Is everything okay?

 

Jinnie

Jimin called Hobi, he's fine

 

Kim Namjoon

Oh, tha'ts good. Did he say anything else?

 

Darla has entered the chat

 

Darla

So, you've got your proof. Happy now?

 

Kookie

i asked for a livestream

 

Darla

Maybe next time.

 

Hobi

i have a question

 

Darla

Yes?

 

Hobi

why did Jimin fight back?

if he wasn't feeling threatened, he wouldn't have attacked with the intention to kill 

he would've just tried to run away

so why?

 

Yoongs

they've broken into his apartment why wouldn't he?

 

Hobi

yes but

Darla's after Nemo, he had no reason to attack Jimin

immobilize him-yes, but not hurt him

and the way jimin apologized to me it's like it has something to do with it

 

Kim Namjoon

Maybe running away without killing them was not an option?

 

Hobi

maybe but harming Jimin shouldn't be HIS first option, even if Jimin started it and attacked them

if he wants something from us, from Nemo, he should be gaining our trust, shouldn't he???

but he doesn't care

seeing how easily Darla can turn to violence, this game might really not end well for Jimin

no matter what we do

unless, Darla's keeping something from us and that's why Jimin's apologized

 

Yoongs

or maybe you're reading too much into what Jimin said bc you're worried

 

Darla has left the chat

 

Yoongs

or maybe not

 

Hobi

he-

 

Kim Namjoon

I didn't think much of it but did he just like, basically confirmed your theory...

 

Jinnie

that was suspicious as fuck

 

Kookie

at least we know that Jimin's fine

and we know that Darla wants something from Nemo, we just have to think of what it could be

 

Taetae

literally HOW do we know that?

 

Jinnie

next time you do that shit i'll break your fucking nose Jungkook

i can't believe you supported him Namjoon

 

Kookie

look if you expect me to apologize, i won't

it had to be done

and i agree with Hobi, something ain't right

 

Kim Namjoon

I admit, it'd be much better if Jungkook was more civil about it, but we learned a lot.

Jungkook accused him of wanting something from us and Darla let Jimin call Hobi to tell him that he was okay. Of course, it could be that he's just playing with us again, but there's a high chance that that guess of ours is point on.

So I'd say it's a win.

 

Jinnie

when you put it this way..

but i still don't support this behavior it could've ended really badly

 

Hobi

Jimin could get hurt

we should be more careful with our words AND our actions

 

Yoongs

next time you should warn us before you do something like this Kook

 

Kookie

i'll try

but look this gives us an advantage

before darla gets what he wants he won't hurt Jimin

 

Hobi

i don't know about this..

 

Kookie

okay, he shouldn't hurt him

 

Taetae

maybe but maybe NOT

Darla's good with words and since we can't hear him, he can say whatever he wants but there's no way for us to tell whether he meant it or not

 

Yoongs

about what you said though

it makes me wonder too

like how does Darla know about Jimin? why Jimin?

like there has to be some other connection between him and Nemo

and then the connection between all of us

 

Taetae

ikr it's so weird if you think about it!

he doesn't know who Nemo is but based on knowing Chim, he'd found all of us

like how??

 

Jinnie

let me start

 

Yoongs

what are you talking about out of the fucking blue

 

Jinnie

same school?

 

Yoongs

what

 

Hobi

what? what school?

what did i miss??

 

Kookie

nope, i already checked

 

Jinnie

same hairdresser?

 

Hobi

oh the connection between us you mean?

 

Yoongs

 

Jinnie

how about you propose something then, HUH

 

Yoongs

FINE

favorite restaurant?

 

Taetae

panda express

 

Yoongs

it's a no then

 

Taetae

i suddenly feel betrayed

 

Yoongs

yeah no one cares

 

Jinnie

you're still a rude bitch

 

Yoongs

isn't that's why you love me <3

 

Jinnie

 

 

Yoongs

STOP USING ME AS MEMES

 

Hobi

you looked cute with mint hair

 

Yoongs

 

Jinnie

YOU'RE FUCKING WELCOME

 

Yoongs

thanks, Hobi

 

Hobi

(๑>◡<๑)

 

Jinnie

if you're blushing take a selca

might be a good meme material

 

Yoongs

first of all, fuck off

second, Hobi why are YOU so cute

 

Kim Namjoon

i'm so rn

 

Kim Namjoon

 

Taeate

MOOD

 

Kookie

why is Hobi not saying anything

 

Hobi

he just gave me a heart boner idk how to deal

didn't expect that

 

Jinnie

OH MY GODJSVHWISH

 

Taetae

IM YELLING

 

Kookie

so Hobi's not as innocent as we've all thought

 

Hobi

i'm far from being innocent lmao

i'm just scared :(

 

Taetae

did my theory just confirm

 

Yoongs

let me give you a virtual hug

 

Hobi

it's still feels surreal that i'm really talking to agust d

 

Kookie

tell me about it

you guys are so cool tho i can't wait till we meet

 

Yoongs

i bet y'all are so loud

 

Jinnie

unrelated but what if the connection between us is that we're all handsome??

 

Taetae

all Chim' friends are good looking

 

Kookie

 

Jinnie

LMAOO HE'S JEALOUS

 

Kim Namjoon

This reminded me, Darla interrupted us so we still don't know how you and Jimin met.

 

Jinnie

wait, Joonie, you're not driving and typing at the same time, right?

 

Kim Namjoon

Of course not.

 

Jinnie

i hope you're not planning on building our relationship on lies

don't make me to break up with your ass

 

Kim Namjoon

So, ugh, I'll leave for a bit. See you soon!

 

Jinnie

that's what i thought

so the story

you want me to tell them?

 

Taetae

didn't you say it wasn't your story to tell

 

Kookie

no? i can do it myself

STOP KICKING ME WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS

 

Jinnie

i'm still older than you bitch don't talk to me like that

 

Yoongs

you don't really act your age tho

 

Taetae

Kook please start before they start going at each other's throats again

 

Jinnie

why would we do that we can be civil if we want

 

Yoongs

but do we want to?

 

Jinnie

 

Yoongs

okay this needs to stop

do you really want me to dig up some memes of you

 

Jinnie

omg yes please there are so many maybe you'll have some i still haven't saved

 

Kookie

so anyway, the story

there's not really much to tell tbh

 

Yoongs

wait really?

 

Hobi

go on, Kookie

just ignore them

 

Jinnie

my fans are the best at making them feel free to share some

 

Yoongs

so you're not even a tiny bit embarrassed?

 

Jinnie

bish did you see my face?

 

Taetae

lmao

 

Yoongs

i aspire to be this confident one day

 

Hobi

can you two like shut the fuck up for one fucking second and let the poor boy talk

 

Taetae

HE SNAPPED

 

Jinnie

this man right here

i approve

 

Yoongs

he's precious isn't he

 

Taetae

aren't you getting bold

 

Jinnie

a keeper

 

Hobi

 

Jinnie

i think he's pissed

 

Hobi

GASPS NO WAY

 

Kookie

so

 

Taetae

just say the damn thing

 

Yoongs

since when do you care about interrupting us

 

Kookie

JESUS WHY Y'ALL ARE SO ANNOYING

 

Taetae

did he just say that WE are annoying?

 

Kookie

shut up i'm talking now

so me and Jimin

it was a long long time ago

I was like 17 or something, Jimin was two years older but he was still so cute and small and

 

Taetae

Kook

 

Kookie

ANYWAY

i tried to steal from a store

but he saw me

i was ready to get the hell out of there but he cornered me and didn't let me run away

he small but strong af okay

and like he was so cute i didn't dare to fight him back :(

instead i let him take my backpack and tug me to the register

i thought he was going to report me but

he just dropped the backpack on the counter, took out his wallet and

he paid for everything i tried to steal?

then we left the store and he handed me the backpack with such a soft smile on his plushy lips

 

Jinnie

that's creepy

 

Kookie

SHUT UPSIDGVHIH

 

Hobi

i think it's cute

 

Kookie

I DON'T CARE

 

Yoongs

and then?

 

Kookie

oh ugh

i didn't know what to do so i was just standing there staring at him and the backpack

until he grabbed my arm and pulled me somewhere

he actually bought me ice cream can you believe :(

we talked a bit

or more like he was talking i was just listening

his voice was so nice :(

i tried to give him back what he bought for me at the store but he told me to keep it

he was all sunshine and rainbows

until he remembered something and he dropped his ice cream on his shirt by accident

he looked all panicked and he told me he was already getting late somewhere

so i gave him my hoodie to cover the stains and he looked so cute when he put it on?? :(

before he left in a rush he looked like he was going to say something but i just thanked him again

and we went our separate ways

 

Taetae

SO THAT'S WHA T HAPPENED

 

Yoongs

that's it??

that's the embarrassing thing you did?

made him drop his ice cream?

 

Kookie

IT WASNT ME

 

Hobi

why didn't you ask him for his number or something?? :(

 

Kim Namjoon

Or out on a date?

 

Yoongs

Namjoon sweetie you don't get to advise the kid or anyone in that matter on asking someone on a date

 

Jinnie

harsh but true

sorry love

 

Kim Namjoon

That's.. fair, I guess.

 

Jinnie

AN D STOP TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

 

Kim Namjoon

AHSHSHSDFIM SORRY

 

Kookie

WAIT WAIT HOES

WHAT HAPPENED??

TAE

 

Taetae

he was supposed to meet me that day!!

when he arrived he looked like a mess and when i asked him later about his shirt he just blushed but he never told me what happened!!

 

Kookie

h-he blushed?

 

Jinnie

oh god no please no stuttering through a text

 

Hobi

so you two never met again until Jin "introduced" you?

 

Kookie

i really wanted to talk to him more that day we've met but

he was so cute i didn't want him to drag him into a mess that my life was back then

 

Yoongs

he should be the one to decide about that tho

you didn't even give him a chance

 

Kookie

well yea i've come to regret that later but oh well

I WAS YOUNG AND STUPID OKAY

 

Kim Namjoon

Alright, I'm home.

 

Jinnie

are you..?

 

Kim Namjoon

Yes..?

 

Jinnie

that's great the chat was so boring without you <3

 

Taetae

he wasn't even gone that long

 

Jinnie

and who asked you?

 

Kookie

so me and Jimin

 

Kim Namjoon

You and Jimin? Did I suddenly miss something?

 

Jinnie

nah

it's still just a love story that haven't even started yet

 

Hobi

it is kinda like a scene from a shoujo manga

 

Yoongs

you mean it would be if Jungkook didn't mess up

 

Kookie

okay fine drag me

 

Taetae

he still has it tho!!

 

Jinnie

who what where

 

Taetae

the hoodie, Chim still has it

 

Kookie

really?

 

Kim Namjoon

HE DOES?

 

Hobi

sififwh no way!!

 

Jinnie

SJEIFEUDGHVIDS

LOOK AT HIM RN

 

Jinnie

 

Jinnie

SO PRECIOUS

 

Kim Namjoon

Maybe it means Jimin remembers him after all?

 

Yoongs

or he just forgot to get rid of it

 

Jinnie

please remind me again why are we friends

 

Yoongs

we're not

 

Hobi

but that would be so cute if both of them fell in love with each other at the same time

 

Yoongs

I mean

the heart

 

Kim Namjoon

It has to mean something.

 

Kookie

CAN Y'ALL LIKE STOP GETTING MY HOPES UP

 

Jinnie

it's fun tho

 

Kookie

how me suffering is fun

 

Taetae

it lowkey is

 

Yoongs

you kinda deserve it for being such a brat

 

Kookie

i apologized for that already

 

Taetae

yeah and then you've gone and done it again

 

Kookie

when will you let me live

 

Jinnie

never

 

Yoongs

but how is it possible that you weren't able to take his phone away??

 

Jinnie

didn't i tell you

my bby is fragile but he's a muscle pig

and he has a black belt in taekwondo

 

Taetae

so i guess me trying to beat his ass is out of the question huh

 

Jinnie

i mean

you can try?

 

Hobi

he probably wouldn't dare to touch his crush's bff so i think you're good

 

Kookie

that's not really fair

 

Taetae

life isn't get used to it

 

Yoongs

wow that was deep

 

Kookie

you guys are so mean

 

Taetae

btw i had to pay for Chim's meals for a week after that

and he never told me what he did with his money

but now i finally know why he was so broke lmao

 

Kookie

WHAT WHAT DO YOU MEAN

 

Kim Namjoon

He spent everything on the things Jungkook was trying to steal? :(

 

Hobi

that's so sifhvieshgi :(

 

Jinnie

this boy we don't deserve him in our lives :(

 

Yoongs

Kook you

tsk

 

Kookie

I HATE MYSELFISHGVIDHBI

 

Taetae

lol nah don't worry

we were so poor back then but it looked like it made him really happy

 

Kim Namjoon

Why were you poor? I'm sorry if it's too personal.

 

Taetae

we left our hometown

to live on our own and well

it was pretty hard at the beginning

 

Kookie

isghiadhiehgi :(

 

Jinnie

stop moping

 

Kookie

but Jimin :((

 

Taetae

but we've made it!!

Chim's a cop and i'm a writer

we're really happy

we've been i mean

i

fuck if something happens to him I

idk what i'll do guys

 

Yoongs

okay that's enough

let's start thinking

 

Taetae

the problem is that it's all i've been doing but i came up with nothing

 

Hobi

i feel like we're getting closer, though

 

Kim Namjoon

Do we all agree that the second and third connection are in fact only one connection?

 

Jinnie

that would make a lot of sense

 

Kookie

if we're right it has to be something special

if it means that Jimin has a soft spot for us because of that

so let's forget about anything ordinary like we'd mentioned before

same school and things like that

 

Hobi
hey Kookie

 

Kookie

yea?

 

Hobi

could you tell us why you were stealing?

 

Kookie

oh that

 

Hobi

I think

it might be a good start in finding the connection

 

Yoongs

you have a theory?

 

Hobi

not really but i may be getting there

and

i'm kinda curious...

 

Kookie

lol i told you i'd tell you either way so

here i go

Chapter Text

Three months ago

 

He was sitting at his desk, his coffee long cold and forgotten, as he was staring at the whiteboard in front of him, his eyes chasing from one photo to another, reading over and over again the notes he had scribbled down some time ago. It was just so frustrating, he thought, nibbling on his lower lip. They were working on this case for the past few weeks, gathering more and more evidences, trying to crack it open until they had ran out of leads, and now they were stuck. He knew he was missing something, that the answer was right there, hiding in between the smiling faces looking at him from the board, and it was just a matter of time before he would come up with something. There was this constant feeling at the back of his head, something creeping at the tip of his tongue, the solution he needed being right at his fingertips – but every time he was about to catch it, it was slipping away like a sand through his fingers. He hated that feeling, but he knew that once he would figure it out, the bliss, that satisfaction that would come with it would make it all worth it.

 

He looked away, unconsciously taking the mug between his hands, mindlessly sipping on the cold liquid only to make a face and put it away immediately, his body shuddering with disgust. He opened the paper folder, instead, deciding to read through it again until someone dropped something gently onto his desk and as he looked up he was met with a pair of eyes watching him intensely, the corners of his coworker's lips twitching into a smile. He scrunched his nose, averting his gaze to the box that was now standing on the files he had messily thrown over his desk. His eyes followed back to lock with the other's, confusion on his face as he asked,

 

“What's this?”

 

“A gift to you,” Jaemin smiled, and Jimin's face fell.

 

A long sigh escaped his mouth as he eyed the box. “Again?”

 

Jaemin hummed in response, opening it slowly. “It's very pretty, though. You're gonna like it.”

 

He was most likely right, Jimin was weak for things like that, but he found himself being unable to reciprocate his excitement, having mixed feelings about it, probably overthinking it more than he should. He had nothing against surprises, he actually liked them, but every time Jaemin would bring him those gifts, Jimin found them anything but something to be flattered about. There was just something unsettling about them, making his skin prickle with goosebumps. Although Jimin had no shame admitting that they were, in fact, pretty. Very pretty– No, they were so beautiful his heart would skip a bit every time, and as Jaemin had taken it out of the box, it was no different this time. It was just as beautiful as the previous ones and Jimin couldn't find the strength in himself to look away. He waved at Jaemin and when the other handed it over to him, he put it on his lap, admiring every little detail of it, tracking his fingertips over the surface. Despite having a bad feeling every time it happened, he couldn't deny that it was making him happy in some way. He was holding something so precious, it would be hard for him no to be. Maybe it was because of how much it reminded him of his home, he wasn't sure, but the fact remained, they were captivating, drawing him in, and Jimin had a hard time staying away from them.

 

“I've heard they've asked about you again,” Jaemin started hesitantly.

 

And just like that, the bubble burst and he was forced back into reality. He sighed, putting it back into the box. He patted its sides, gesturing for the other to take it away.

 

“Well, I still haven't changed my mind,” he said and as the box was lifted up, he flattened out the files with his palm, getting ready to get lost in them once again.

 

“Aren't you even a tiny bit curious?” He shook the box to catch Jimin's attention and he raised his head, rubbing his temple in tiring motions.

 

“Of course I am,” his voice came out more exasperated than he intended, and it hit him that it has been hours since the last time he had eaten, a lack of sleep serving as a painful reminder that not even coffee could fix. Jaemin was looking at him with awaiting eyes and Jimin leaned back in his chair to look at him, “but even if I wanted to, there's nothing I could do about it. I'm a homicide detective, I work with dead bodies and not– Not this,” he waved at the box, frowning.

 

Before he could hear the other's response, another voice joined them,

 

“I'm afraid you might not have a choice, Park.”

 

He jerked his head so fast it almost gave him a whiplash as he faced his Captain, slowly walking in their direction.

 

“Sir–“

 

“They want you on the case,” he said as he got closer to them, and Jimin stood up, walked around his desk to stand next to him, his eyes pleading for answers. “Sorry, Park, nothing I can do this time. They've made an official request, hell, they've even asked the mayor. They all want you in,” he held his hands sprawled on both of his sides in a restless gesture.

 

“Sir, with all due respect, but I'm really not the right person for this,” he tried but he only shook his head,

 

“It's already decided. They're sending someone here to fill you in on everything.”

 

“Is it because of those gifts? I know it makes me somehow involved but to make me work on this… That's just…” He was at lack of words, knowing that he would only become a nuisance to them, having no qualifies to work on this kind of case. It was beyond him why would they even consider him joining them in the investigation in the first place.

 

“Park, you're good. You'll do great,” he felt a comforting slap on his back and he stumbled forward, almost tripping if it wasn't for Jaemin who caught him just in time with his free hand, the other shakily steadying the box in his hand. “Besides, the guy you'll work with, I've heard a lot about him. He's one of the best, you two will make a great team,” he gave him a wide smile, and Jimin frowned even more. He opened his mouth, looking for something to say, change Captain's mind somehow, but he closed them, knowing that it was already decided and there was absolutely nothing he could do. Although, he wasn't the one to ever give up,

 

“What about the case I'm working right now?”

 

“Your team will take it over,” he shrugged.

 

He blinked with how fast the reply came. It was just as simple. His team was great and he was sure they would get the job done, it's not that he was doubtful of them or anything. It's just he had spent so much time working on it that he couldn't hide his disappointment. Now he was about to work on something he had no clue about and his shoulders slumped down in defeat, as his stomach clenched anxiously at the mere thought. He loved his job because he was good at it, getting thrown into something new without any previous training was not something he was going to be excited about. Sure, like he had said, he was curious but it was nothing in comparison to the fear that was slowly eating at him, reminding him that he could fail, that he could blow the entire investigation because of his incompetence, that–

 

“Park, you'll get wrinkles from all this worrying,” Captain sighed, and he looked at him, lips parting to plead again, but a glare was enough to shut him down. “He's a murderer, too,” his voice softened. “It's not only about that,” he pointed his head at the box that was left again at his desk with his coworker being nowhere in the sight. “It's a huge deal, Park. We were trying to take him down for years and I'm not saying this to put you under even more pressure but getting to the bottom of it is important. So if I say you'll do great, I know you'll. You're my best detective so come on now, cheer up and go make me proud, understand?” He smiled at him and Jimin couldn't but smile back, even though it was slightly forced.

 

“Yes, sir,” he nodded with a strained smile, only to have his back slapped again. Thankfully he came out prepared and the impact didn't send him flying this time.

 

“Great! The meeting is at five, don't be late!” He laughed, retreating to his office.

 

He sighed again. There was still some time left, thankfully, so he had time to mentally prepare himself and maybe… Work some more while he was at it.

 

“No time for a nap, I guess,” he mumbled out, getting back to his desk.

 

 

O O O

 

 

Half an hour before the appointed time he had moved to one of the empty offices, bringing his case files with him so he could kill some time before the meeting. He was in the middle of reading witnesses' testimonies yet again when he heard the door being opened and he raised his head, met with a man, probably his age, with black, very shortly cut hair and brown eyes. When their eyes met, the stranger responded with a smile and Jimin smiled back, closing the files and leaving them on the couch, while he got to his feet, walking up to greet him.

 

“Hi, nice to meet you,” he held out his hand to him, and as he took it, he shook them gently before pulling away. “Park Jimin, and you must be–“

 

“Joo Sangwook,” he gave him a smile. “Nice to meet you, too.”

 

Sangwook looked at him for a second before his happy smile was replaced by a more apologetic one, and Jimin instantly felt bad.

 

“I'm sorry for forcing you into this,” he was ready to say that it was fine, but Sangwook didn't let him, saying further, “but you're a great detective and we really could use your help with this one,” his voice turned more pleading at the end, and Jimin nodded, gesturing for the couches. Both of them went to sit opposite to each other, and while Jimin was waiting for him to start, Sangwook had put his briefcase on the coffee table, opening it and taking out some files.

 

“Do you know anything about the case?” Sangwook asked, going straight to the point, before he looked up at him.

 

“Only what's on the news, and… Well, the gifts,” he shrugged with a confused lilt to his voice, tilting his head.

 

“Right, the gifts,” Sangwook piped up, locking their eyes together. “I know you're quite popular, but I must say that it is pretty unusual. Do you have any theories?”

 

“I wish I did,” he sighed, out of habit running a hand through his hair. “In any other situation, I think I'd find it pretty cute but in this case, it's…” He licked his lips, again, unconsciously, looking for the right word. “Creepy, if you ask me.”

 

“Do you think you may be targeted?” Sangwook asked, and Jimin knew it was a right question to ask, but it made him anxious. He was thinking about it a lot, and that was one of the many reasons he would prefer to stay as far away from that case as possible. Sangwook must have noticed the change in his expression, because he sat more straight, apologizing again, “I'm sorry, that was really inconsiderate of me.”

 

He shook his head, “it's fine. It's just… It does seem that way, doesn't it?” Sangwook nodded, and Jimin continued his thoughts, “I'm not sure, though, how do I fit the equation.”

 

Black haired picked out some file from the many others he was holding on his lap and handed it to Jimin. He took it, the photo on the front catching his attention right away.

 

“Have you ever crossed paths with this man?”

 

He took a second glance at him, taking in his features, gray hair, wrinkled face. He looked like a nice, old man, but what distinguished him were his eyes, so cold, looking down on you – and his smile so full of himself that made Jimin frown in disgust. He may have not meet him personally, but every fiber in his body already hated him.

 

“Never have but I've heard a lot about him. I mean, who haven't?”

 

“We've waited years for this,” he said and Jimin couldn't not notice the excitement in his voice. “It's a gold opportunity, we'll never get a chance like this ever again.”

 

“How did this even happen?” He asked. He knew a little bit about it from the news but he was sure there was much more to it, that a lot of things must have been kept a secret from the reporters to ensure the investigation would proceed smoothly. “Has he ever been so careless?”

 

Sangwook's face turned more serious, and Jimin's muscles tensed.

 

“We think it was an outside job. Someone wanted us to know about it, wanted us to get involved, that's the only explanation we have so far.”

 

“Tell me more,” he said, already finding himself getting lost in the case. He was weak for many things, interesting cases were one of them.

 

 

O O O

 

 

“That's…”

 

“I know, that's a lot to take in,” Sangwook laughed, locking their eyes together. “Are you in?”

 

“Am I in?” He repeated, cracking a smile. “It's not like I have any other choice.”

 

“You know what I meant, Park,” he tilted his head, waiting for his answer. Surprisingly, he didn't have to think long and hard to say,

 

“I'm in.”

 

Sangwook was quiet for a second before he let out a breath he was holding in, looking relieved. “That's great,” he smiled. “Really, thank you.”

 

He waved at him, a way to tell him it was not a problem, because despite being forced to work on this, he was actually happy to help now that he knew all the details. Everything about that case was so mysterious that even if he wanted to, he wouldn't be able to say no.

 

“So what now?” He leaned back on the couch, straightening his back, a yawn escaping his lips. It was past eight and truth to be told, he couldn't wait to finally get back home. Sangwook yawned, as well, and both of them laughed. Looks like they had a few things in common.

 

“We have a meeting scheduled with him for tomorrow so we can start from that. I know it might take you some time to get adjust so take it easy and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to call me. We'll drop by my office, as well, so I can introduce you to our team. And,” Jimin quirked a brow at him as he ripped a piece of paper from his notebook, scribbling some numbers on it. He handed it to him and Jimin took it hesitantly between his fingers. “Here's my private number if you ever needed it. Hopefully, you won't,” he sent him a smile, noticing Jimin's confusion, as he was gathering all his belongings and putting them back into his briefcase. “He's a dangerous guy, we don't know what might happen, so if there's ever anything, please call me.”

 

He nodded mindlessly, pushing the paper into his pocket, not thinking twice about it as they said their goodbyes and he left the office, going straight back home.

 

 

O O O

 

 

It was some time later when it was Taehyung's and his movie night when the paper crumpled in his pocket was brought up again. Taehyung was rummaging through his closet, looking for something to wear as they were getting ready to go to the cinema when he had found it in his jacket, instantly asking him about it,

 

“Hey, Chim, what's this?” He waved the note at him and Jimin gave it a glance before he went back to putting his pants on. He obviously couldn't tell Taehyung the truth, not wanting him to worry but also not being allowed to disclose anything about this one case in particular, so he figured a small lie wouldn't hurt him. Especially that apparently he was really good at it.

 

“Oh, that,” he said thoughtfully. “I've met someone some time ago.”

 

Taehyung got excited at that, wiggling his eyebrows at him.

 

“I'm listening.”

 

He chuckled, walking closer to his closet, getting one of the many tees he owned and putting it on quickly.

 

“So there was this dude at my work,” he said, running a hand through his hair. “He was flirting with me all this time, yeah?”

 

“Go on.”

 

“And he ended up giving me his private number. Call me in case of any emergencies, he said,” he imitated Sangwook's voice, making Taehyung laugh in response.

 

“That's like the worst pick up line ever!”

 

“I know, right?” He laughed, as well. “Now, shall we go?”

 

They had left for their movie night and Taehyung was teasing him about it all the way, and Jimin might have joked to him that he should call that number if something ever happened to him, but little did he know that Taehyung would actually take it seriously, keeping the number saved in his phone and that crumpled paper always in his wallet.

Chapter Text

Mon 12 Mar, 16:01

 

Yoongs

wait wait

you're gonna elaborate or..?

 

Hobi

ah well

there's just something that's bugging me but it can wait

 

Kim Namjoon

We're a bit all over the place. How about we listen to Jungkook first?

 

Kookie

i mean

either way is fine

we can listen to Hobi first

 

Taetae

bros just spill it

 

Hobi

bros

 

Jinnie

just so we're clear, Jungkook

if at any point you feel like it's too much, you can stop, okay?

 

Hobi

yes, Kookie! if you're not comfortable sharing it with us

then you don't have to!

 

Kookie

it's fine, really! it's easy to talk to you

somehow i don't mind it as much as long as it's with you guys

 

Yoongs

i'm almost touched

 

Taetae

maybe you're not as bad as i thought bro

 

Kookie

you know what

i was wrong

fuck you

 

Hobi

stop teasing him

 

Yoongs

but it's so much fun

 

Hobi

we were supposed to be serious you know

 

Kim Namjoon

Right.

But wait, Hoseok.

So your theory has something to do with Jungkook and stealing?

 

Hobi

nope

it's just

Yoongi's right

we don't know each other so i think sharing things about ourselves might help

and i googled all of you so i could learn more about you

but i could find something about everyone except Kookie?

there's also no link between him and Jin?? like, I couldn't find anything about him as if he doesn't exist

so again

i'm curious

 

Kookie

oh about that

 

Jinnie

Jungkook's a family so i made sure that his life stayed private

i don't mind sharing my life with others but there are some parts i would rather not expose, especially when it involves family

he's my precious bun i won't ever let the medias taint him

 

Kookie

DFNHDFWHY DO YOU ALWAYS AHVE TO EMBARRASS ME

 

Jinnie

it's my job as your older bro, bro

 

Kookie

 

Jinnie


 

Taetae

khgdsighi Chim's so cute

 

Yoongs

but didn't you say that he tried to rob you

 

Hobi

right!! like i tried searching it but nothing popped up?

 

Kookie

don't ask me how but he has so much tea on all of those reporters that always follow him around

that he made them not write anything about it lol

 

Yoongs

tbh i expected nothing less

 

Kim Namjoon

What about his fans?

 

Kookie

they loyal af

since it happened in his free time, no one posted anything about it

besides it was resolved quickly

and we went to eat later maybe they thought we were friends or something

 

Taetae

wow Jin i'm impressed

teach me your ways

 

Jinnie

 

Kookie

jfc how can someone be so fucking handsome and cute at the same time

 

Yoongs

we didn't ask but okay

 

Kim Namjoon

I wonder the same thing about Jin.

 

Hobi

that's cute

 

Jinnie

don't embarrass me he said

 

Taetae

Jin works hard but Kook works harder

 

Yoongs

wait

 

Jinnie

JOON WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY

 

Kim Namjoon

what when

 

Jinnie

fuck my man is so cute

 

Kookie

i said what i said

 

Taetae

bro it took you like two minutes to type that

 

Kookie

SFVHUW SHUT UUP IM EMBARRASSED

 

Yoongs

imagine what would Jimin say if he saw that

 

Taetae

he'd be giddy af he loves to be complimented

 

Kookie

 

Jinnie

i think the fact that he's using himself as a meme means you broke him Yoongi

 

Kookie

wait

HOLD THE FUCK UP

YOU GOTTA PROMISE ME THAT YOU WON'T EVER TALK ABOUT IT

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm starting to feel bad for Jungkook…

 

Hobi

we should do something so he has a chance with Jimin

 

Taetae

sorry bro

i'm team Chim not team Kook

i gotta spill the tea when i have the chance

 

Jinnie

that's my boy 

 

Taetae

i learn from the best 

 

Kookie

SHOULDNT YOU BE TEAM KOOK YOU BITHC

 

Jinnie

but i am

 

Kookie

JAHFUCDGI

 

Hobi

STOP BULLYING THE BABY

 

Yoongi

did you misspell brat

 

Hobi

fuck you

 

Yoongi

when

 

Taetae

woah easy there

 

Jinnie

 

Yoongs

NOT AGAIN

 

Hobi

i'm so done with all of you

 

Kookie

they're so mean aren't they

 

Hobi

just shut up and tell us why you were stealing

 

Kookie

Y'ALL ARE SO MEAN

 

Taetae

were you like robin hood

 

Jinnie

lmao

 

Kim Namjoon

Stealing from the rich

 

Taetae

giving back to the poor??

 

Kookie

what? no

i ran away from home when i was 16

 

Taetae

oh

 

Hobi

poor baby :(

 

Yoongs

why tho

 

Kim Namjoon

Hey, let's be more sensitive.

 

Kookie

ughhh

because of my parents??

they were a very sweet couple who wanted to have a child really badly but couldn't

but after years of trying

i was finally born and they were like, super happy

i was their golden boy, that's how they used to call me

they loved and spoiled me a lot

well, at least until i came out to them and realized how homophobic they were

they pretty much disowned me

i was 14 then

they made me move out to my cousins who weren't THAT bad but still

i stayed with them but when i turned 16

one day, i just

didn't come back home

no one even noticed

i came back a few days later, then disappeared again

no one cared

so i left

at the beginning i was still going to school but it was hard so i stopped

that's why i was stealing

just trying to survive somehow y'know

i'm not proud of it but yeah

 

Taetae

give me their address imma pay them a visit and beat some sense into them

 

Yoongs

i'll join

 

Hobi

can i tag along

 

Kim Namjoon

Imma bail you out after, I know some people.

 

Jinnie

IM GOING TOO

i've always wanted to meet them :)

 

Kookie

guys :(

 

Taetae

i'm fucking livid rn

fuck and i'm crying

 

Hobi

Kookie remember you're precious just the way you are

don't let anyone else tell you otherwise!!

we love you :(

 

Yoongs

honestly fuck them

be proud of who you are

 

Kim Namjoon

Jungkook, be strong. And if there's ever anything, we'll always be here to support you.

 

Taetae

ILL FIGHT ANYONE WHO HURTS YOU

 

Yoongs

and i'll be happy to help :)

 

Taetae

you're too short bitch do you even lift

 

Yoongs

EXCUSE U

said the guy with fucking noodles instead of limbs

 

Taetae

DID YOU JUST

 

Yoongs

I DAMN SURE DID

 

Kim Namjoon

Why's Jungkook not saying anything?

 

Hobi

is he okay? :(

 

Jinnie

you've made my bby cry :(

 

Hobi

oh no :(

 

Yoongs

it's our thing now

crying together

 

Jinnie

he already said it

but i am too glad that we met

i wish the circumstances were different though

 

Kim Namjoon

I, too, can't even express how grateful I am to meet all of you.

I'm not close with any of you, nor I am with Jimin, I don't know why I'm even here, but despite the circumstances, it makes me happy…

 

Taetae

we're a crying mess again

 

Kookie

thank you

really

your words mean a lot

:(

 

Hobi

it must've been so hard to live on your own at such a young age

i left too so i'd know

but you've made it Kookie

you have Jin, Jimin and now us

so don't be sad!! you're fine

and everything will be too as soon as we get Jimin back!!

 

Kookie

i know

thank you

 

Taetae

oh ugh

idk if i should say it?

 

Yoongs

what so suddenly

 

Jinnie

spill it

 

Taetae

it might be too personal tho..

 

Kim Namjoon

Taehyung, you don't need to share anything about yourself you don't feel comfortable with sharing.

 

Taetae

no no!

it's not about me

 

Yoongs

who then

 

Taetae

um Hobi?

 

Hobi

me?

 

Taetae

it's just

you mentioned leaving and

Chim's never told me why

but

your name

 

Hobi

oh

 

Yoongs

what about his name

 

Kookie

is that the reason why i couldn't find that much about him

nothing from before hope on the street??

 

Jinnie

can someone explain??

 

Taetae

Hobi i'm sorry

perhaps i shouldn't have said anything..

 

Kim Namjoon

If it's too personal, we could just pretend it didn't happen.

 

Hobi

well it's not that big of a deal

i'm using my mother's family name instead of my father's

and i've changed my name

after leaving my hometown

 

Kookie

why?

 

Hobi

uh to let the past stay buried in the past

 

Yoongs

were you running away from someone?

 

Kookie

your family?

 

Taetae

hey stop it

 

Hobi

kind of

so i could start my life again

 

Yoongs

why stay in touch with Jimin then?

 

Hobi

he was the one who helped me

if it weren't for him

i wouldn't be where i am now

 

Kim Namjoon

But then, did you, Taehyung and Jimin leave at the same time?

 

Jinnie

IS THAT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN US??!!

 

Taetae

we didn't leave together

our situations are different tho!!

Chim and i, we're still staying in touch with our folks

while i'm assuming

Kookie and Hobi are not, right..?

 

Kookie

obviously

 

Hobi

same here

 

Jinnie

..so i guess not

 

Kim Namjoon

At least you tried, baby.

 

Kookie

ASUFHISH DONT PULL THAT SHIT OUT OF NOWHERE

HES HYPERVENTILATING

 

Kim Namjoon

WHAT DID I DO

 

Taetae

this is what we call

a character development

 

Yoongs

so you've ran away too, Jin??

 

Kookie

give him a sec

 

Kim Namjoon

BABY ARE YOU OKAY

 

Kookie

JFC GIVE US A WARNING

 

Jinnie

shut up

IM FINE BBY

I just

i feel so loved :(

 

Kookie

 

Kim Namjoon

<33

 

Jinnie

 

Taetae

did you run out of memes with Yoongi

 

Jinnie

lmao nah

i have a full folder by now

 

Yoongs

 

Kim Namjoon

Back to the previous matter. I don't think Jin has ran away from home?

 

Jinnie

well not really

but i DID ran away for like, a night in 7th grade

my fam didn't let me go to a sleepover

i went anyway bc duh

 

Kookie

THATS NOT THE SAME WHY YOU SO DUMBSDHGVIH

 

Jinnie

bish shut up at least im trying to think of something

 

Yoongs

we all are

 

Jinnie

lmao

 

Yoongs

dont' start again bitch

 

Jinnie

fucking watch me

 

Kim Namjoon

baby no

 

Jinnie

BUT

 

Yoongs

weak

 

Hobi

shut the fuck up Yoongi

 

Yoongs

I-

okay

 

Jinnie

LMAOOOOO

 

Taetae

that's all nice but

WHY ARE WE LIKE THIS

 

Hobi

?

 

Taetae

WE GOT DISTRACTED AND FORGOT AGAIN

 

Kookie

ABOUT

 

Taetae

THE THING

 

Kim Namjoon

The thing?

 

Kookie

WHAT THING

 

Taetae

T H E THING

 

Jinnie

oh yea right

 

Kim Namjoon

Ah.

Hoseok's theory.

 

Hobi

oh!!

but it's more like, "theory"..

 

Yoongs

you gotta have something

what happened to Jimin and Kook stealing got you going

so? what did you come up with?

 

Kim Namjoon

There's also Darla leaving the chat just as Hobi started the topic, he might be onto something.

 

Hobi

yeah i really think so

Darla's not telling us something and i believe the answer lies in how Jimin got himself kidnapped

 

Jinnie

he doesn't tell us anything though

 

Hobi

you know what i mean

 

Taetae

but you know..

Chim hates violence

 

Hobi

then there's that

 

Yoongs

but he's a cop

it's unavoidable sometimes

 

Taetae

well yeah

but he would definitely not turn to killing them unless he felt it was absolutely necessary

in the worst case scenario, he'd have shot them in the legs or something but that's it

 

Kookie

they had to have advantage on him though, we can't know what went through his head in that exact moment

but Darla said he hurt Jimin to teach him a lesson

it could be a lie but if it isn't..

 

Kim Namjoon

Then perhaps Darla really didn't want to hurt him, but since Jimin's killed his men, maybe Darla was only protecting himself? And Jimin's gotten hurt in the process?

 

Hobi

that's the thing

it doesn't sit well with me..

 

Yoongs

then what else

Darla did or said something that made Jimin run for his life?

 

Hobi

i think so?

i just know Jimin would try to run away first

 

Taetae

perhaps use one of them as a hostage and get himself out of there

but not kill

 

Hobi

plus the way he apologized to me

something had to happen for him to do that

 

Kim Namjoon

Could it be the reason why we're here for?

 

Kookie

yea but if Darla only wanted to talk

why would Jimin risk his life

Darla's to be lying

 

Taetae

to protect us

 

Yoongs

but from what?

it's Jimin that is in danger

 

Taetae

WAIT

AND ME????

I LITERALLY LIVE IN THE SAME BUILDING

HE WOULDNT HAVE RAN AWAY WITHOUT ME OH MY GOD

 

Jinnie

there you go

 

Hobi

oh

 

Taetae

so it IS my fault

 

Jinnie

bitch it's not

it's Nemo's

 

Kim Namjoon

Okay, so based on Jimin's personality, we think Darla must've done something/provoked him for him to start killing, yes?

 

Hobi

definitely

 

Kookie

okay but what if it has nothing to do with us and Darla's bullshiting us

but it's all about Jimin?

he was the one to apologize, after all

 

Taetae

doubt that

 

Yoongs

or

maybe if he's apologizing it's because if he did successfully escape, we wouldn't have been here

 

Taetae

or Chim would've been saving us then

 

Yoongs

at least he wouldn't have been hurt

 

Jinnie

this is going nowhere

 

Kookie

that and i'm tired af

my brain is not working properly anymore

 

Taetae

i've cried so much there's no liquid left in me

 

Kim Namjoon

Yes, it's not only a battle against time but also our bodies.

 

Yoongs

i don't even know how much coffee did i drink and how much longer i can stay up before falling dead asleep

nerves and Jin's stupid comments are the only things that are keeping me awake

 

Hobi

i'm used to not having much sleep

but none of us will be able to make it for a week

 

Jinnie

let's think some more

and then let's go and take a short nap again okay?

 

Kim Namjoon

I'd rather not but I'm afraid we don't have a choice.

 

Yoongs

let's do that

 

Jinnie

good because i was thinking

 

Yoongs

sighs

 

Jinnie

how much do y'all have in your bank account

 

Kookie

$1.47

 

Taetae

that's not much bro

 

Yoongs

what

 

Jinnie

maybe that's our connection

 

Hobi

Kookie are you okay…

 

Jinnie

he's fine he just doesn't know how saving works tsk

also

WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU BUY AGAIN

 

Kookie

nothing

 

Jinnie

NOTHING MY ASS

 

Yoongs

i don't think anyone can compete with you, Taehyung and Namjoon on that

 

Kim Namjoon

Jimin wouldn't have a soft spot for us for that reason..

 

Jinnie

but what does that even mean

 

Hobi

it's also possible that there are THREE connections like Darla said not two like we're thinking now

 

Yoongs

it's so confusing

 

Kookie

um

 

Taetae

OHMY GOD WHAT DID YOU DO

 

Kookie

i just breathed why are you attacking me

 

Taetae

TELL ME KOOK

 

Kim Namjoon

Jungkook? You didn't do anything, right..?

 

Jinnie

JSEHFIUEGVEWHVIBH IM SO SORRY

 

Hobi

EWHAT NOW

 

Jinnie

I JUST LOOKED AWAY FOR A SECOND

 

Taetae

YOU HAD ONE JOB BITCH

ONE FUCKING JOB

 

Kookie

STOP PANICKING JFC

 

Yoongs

i swear i'm gonna kill you if you fucked up again

 

Kookie

gulps

 

Yoongs

 

Taetae

please tell us what did you do before i have a heart attack

 

Hobi

what if Darla gets mad again oh my god

 

Kookie

that's unlikely tbh

anyway

i know what the message that Darla deleted says

but i have no fucking clue what does it mean

Chapter Text

Taetae

SDGIBHI

KOOK WHY

HE DELETED IT FOR A FUCKING REASON

 

Yoongs

a warning

ONE FUCKING WARNING

IT'S ALL I'VE ASKED FOR

 

Kim Namjoon

What does the message says?

 

Hobi

i feel dizzy

 

Kookie

STOP SCREAMING

JUST LISTEN TO MEERIGVUWBH

WTF JIN

THAT FUCKING HURT

 

Jinnie

I TOLD YOU BITCH ID HIT YOU

be grateful that i spared your nose

 

Taetae

WHAT IF DARLA FINDS OUT

DELETE THS SHIT

 

Yoongs

don't tell us anything

mayeb this way he won't get mad

 

Kim Namjoon

Guys, let's listen to what Jungkook has to say.

Let him explain.

 

Jinnie

Baby.

What are you doing :)

 

Kim Namjoon

I just think that maybe it's a good thing to know what Darla'd written.

 

Jinnie

:)

 

Kim Namjoon

…but maybe, after all, it's not really

a good thing… what do I even know…

 

Kookie

did you have to punch me so hard

 

Jinnie

you deserved it

 

Taetae

PUNCH HIM AGAIN

TILL HE PASSES OUT

 

Hobi

WHAT NO

 

Kookie

DO YOU WANT HIM TO KILL ME

 

Taetae

was that a rhetorical question

 

Kookie

WEIFHIWEHGI

 

Yoongs

why would you even do that

 

Taetae

do you really not care what happens to Chim

 

Hobi

he's already hurt

if Darla does something to him again..

 

Jinnie

why can't you listen to us

it's not a game Jungkook

Jimin's life is at stake

 

Kim Namjoon

Let him explain.

He already knows what the message was, there's nothing we can do about it.

 

Kim Namjoon

…Jungkook? They won't stop yelling unless you explain everything to them, us.

 

Hobi

Kookie?

 

Jinnie

I can't believe this

he just kicked me out of his room

 

Yoongs

it's a miracle he'd lasted this long with you being in one room anyway

 

Jinnie

which side are you on bitch

 

Kookie

okay listen

 

Jinnie

why tf did you lock the door for??

 

Kookie

shut up and just

listen

how can you even think that I don't care about him

he's one of the very very few good things that has ever happened in my life

he's my friend and fuck of course i carw about him

he's someone I treasure and admire so fucking much

laugh and joke all you want about me having a crush on him but it's not that

i love him

I love him so fucking much

ever since that day Jin's properly introduced us to each other

my feelings for him has only grown stronger

and knowing that he's hurt right now, trapped somewhere against his will with Darla

jfc i'm losing my mind

he doesn't deserve any of it

fuck i'd give him all the stars if he asked he deserves all the best in the world

not to be kidnapped

and if you think i'm gonna sit back and wait, then you're wrong

there's no one else to help him but US

so i'll do everything I can to bring him back

you may think i'm crazy fuck tbh I don't care what do you think

what I know though is that i doubt

I really doubt that Darla is planning to hurt any of us OR Jimin

why?

because he'd so many occasions to do that but he'd chosen not to

how many times did i piss him off already?

but all he had done was to give us a proof that Jimin's okay

he'd called Hobi after all

all that makes me believe that he wants something and as long as we don't expose his identity which is not a problem bc we have no fucking idea who he is

he won't do anything

i know

i may be wrong

but look there's nothing else we can do

whether we solve this or not, Darla still has Jimin and he may not let him go

that's why we need to solve his sick game asap

and find the thing that Darla wants so this way we can save Jimin

the only way to do that is to gather all thepieces together and we needed to know what was that message saying

if you think about it

why would he even send it if he wanted to delete it afterwards?

IT DOESNT MAKE SENSE

he wanted us to see that

bc if he didn't, I bet he had the means to delete it so we wouldn't even know that he'd posted it

he's playing with us it's all clear that he is

so please believe me that when i'm saying that i'm doing everything in Jimin's interest, i mean it

i won't let darla hurt him

i'm gonna find Nemo and the connection between us

and you can either yell at me or you can help me

your choice

 

Kookie

…you… you really are not gonna say anything?

 

Taetae

fuck why's everything so blurry

i barelysee the keyboard

 

Hobi

no kidding i'm bawling my eyes out

 

Yoongs

fuck

he said he loves him

 

Yoongs

 

Kim Namjoon

HE ADMITTED IT

 

Jinnie

IM BOTH SCREAMING AND CRYING AT THE SAME TIME

 

Kookie

is

is that the only thing you've gathered from this

 

Yoongs

pretty much

 

Hobi

now i'm even more curious what does the yellow heart means :(

 

Kim Namjoon

Taehyung, you must know this, aren't you two best friends? :(

 

Jinnie

like you have to tell us

does Jimin like someone

 

Kookie

DONT ASK HIM THAT WTF

 

Jinnie

shut up

don't act like you don't want to know as well

 

Taetae

[message deleted]

sorry but i don't know

 

Yoongs

??

fuck i didn't read it fast enough

 

Hobi

what WHY DID YOU DELETE IT

 

Taetae

i made a typo

 

Yoongs

do you really think we're gonna believe that

 

Hobi

i'm slightly offended that you think we're that dumb

 

Taetae

ITW AS NOTHING PELASE JUST FORGET ABOUT IT OKAY THANK YOU

 

Yoongs

i smell some tea spilling

 

Taetae

ITWAS NOTHING I SWERA

 

Kookie

no worries i'll get the message back

 

Taetae

SJDZGHSIDGHEBGW WHAT

YOU CANT

 

Hobi

what are you trying to hide

 

Taetae

NOTHING YOU SUSPICOUS BITHCES

 

Jinnie

eheheheheh

 

Yoongs

don't tell me

 

Taetae

oh no

 

Jinnie

there's no need for all that

i screenshotted it

 

Yoongs

fuck he's too powerful

 

Taetae

WHY WOULD YOU DO ME SO DIRTY

 

Jinnie

didn't i tell you that i'm team Kook bish

 

Jinnie

 

Taetae

pls don't post it

Chim's gonna kill me

i'm begging

 

Jinnie

 

Jinnie

oops my fingers slipped

 

Taetae

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JDSHGVIADSHIBHDSI

SDKVHDXJCB JCXJ

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

Yoongs

jfc stop being so dramatic

 

Taetae

that's it

Chim's gonna kill me

 

Taetae

 

Jinnie

don't use my man as a meme

 

Hobi

WAIT LET ME REREAD THAT

DOES THAT MEAN

 

Kim Namjoon

THE YELLOW HEART

 

Yoongs

so he likes him back

 

Hobi

THEY BOTH LIKE EACH OTHER

 

Jinnie

IM HOLLERING

WHY WOULDNT YOU TELL US BEFORE

 

Taetae

what do you mean why

bc Chim's told me that in the strictest confidence

and now NOW HES GONNA KILL ME DSJGVBDSJBKJ

Y'ALL HAVE TO PRETEND THAT YOU DONT KNOW

 

Hobi

hey

but does that mean that Jimin's fallen in love with Kookie

when they've met for the first time!?!?

 

Taetae

lmao no

it was a gradual thing

 

Kim Namjoon

But that heart… I'm so soft right now :(

 

Hobi

and he calls him Kookie how sweet is that :(

 

Yoongs

it's so dumb if you think about it tho

they both are pining for each other probably thinking the other doesn't feel the same

when all could be fixed if they just

idk

talked to each other

 

Jinnie

do you have to ruin everything

 

Hobi

tsk

 

Yoongs

DONT TSK AT ME

btw

why is brat still not saying anything?

 

Hobi

shit u right

 

Kim Namjoon

Jinnie, is he okay? Maybe it was TMI all at once??

 

Jinnie

he's screaming into pillow rn

dont worry he's fine

ANYWAY

i'm so happy rn I could die :(

 

Kim Namjoon

I can't marry you if you die :(

 

Jinnie

QAJFHIAEGHIBHI

 

Taetae

but since y'all know already

I just can't believe how dumb someone can be

like when I frist saw that Kook was alos added to the chat

i had a fucking heart attack

bc the heart and the pet name??

BUT THE BITCH DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE ANYTING??

and it was

just so frustrating??

I wanted to yell at him and tell himhow fucking much Chim likes him all this time

like it wasn't obvious already

bc i've never seen Chim so fucking whipped before

but I couldn't so let me finally say it

KOOK CHIM LIKES YOU TOO

YOU OBLIVIOUS BITCH

 

Yoongs

hold up

 

Kookie

WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT WAS OBVIOUS

 

Jinnie

i mean

It really was

 

Kookie

NO IT WASNT??

 

Yoongs

Taehyung, so you knew since the beginning that it was Jungkook??

 

Taetae

yea

tbh I knew all of you

 

Hobi

all of us??

 

Kim Namjoon

Were you only pretending that you didn't?

 

Taetae

yup

 

Jinnie

but why??

 

Taetae

so I could make sure that it was really you

besides you've done the same Jin

 

Yoongs

makes sense

 

Kookie

excuse me

 

Kim Namjoon

What is it, Jungkook?

 

Kookie

how was the heart and the Kookie obvious

 

Taetae

jfc you really are fucking dumb

 

Kookie

DONT ATTACK ME

 

Taetae

has he ever called you that??

 

Kookie

you mean, Kookie?

 

Jinnie

fuck

i didn't realize either

 

Yoongs

not surprising

 

Jinnie

UGH

 

Taetae

Kook? u there?

 

Jinnie

he just left his room with a pout on his face

this child is clueless

 

Taetae

are you serious

 

Hobi

can't you just tell us

i'm dying to know sihvighi

 

Kookie

WAIT

HES CALLED ME THAT

 

Taetae

and when was that

 

Kookie

:(

when we've met for the first time

after he bought me ice cream :((((((((((((

 

Hobi

so he really remembers :(

 

Taetae

btw he knows you're good at math

 

Kookie

JSAFHIAS HOW

 

Taetae

Jin's told him

 

Jinnie

why are you exposing me? :)

 

Taetae

PAYBACK BITCH

 

Jinnie

fair enough i guess

 

Kim Namjoon

In that case, why did he help him, then?

 

Jinnie

SFHAISDGHI

JSDVHDGSJHBJ

SDBVJD

SDBVJDBJ

DVSIDHS

 

Taetae

apparently he's told Chim that Kook had zero friends

 

Jinnie

SFHIWEGHI

SJDVHGH

SDFGIASHDIJDFSIHJ

 

Taetae

so Chim just couldn't say no

 

Jinnie

JSEFHIEGHI

DSGDS

 

Yoongi

STOP THIS SHIT

 

Taetae

but more than that

he just really wanted to talk to him again

 

Hobi

aww :(

 

Kookie

Jin

 

Jinnie

YOU KNOW YOU SHOULD THANK ME

 

Kookie

thank you

 

Jinnie

IF IT WASN'T FOR ME YOU'D ENVER GET TO KNOW HIM BETTER

oh

and now you made me cry :(

 

Hobi

Kookie so now you should confess to him!!

 

Jinnie

lmao no

he too shy

 

Taetae

wdm he's too shy

I ain't risking my life spilling the tea only for him to not do anything about it

besides

think about Chim's health

he needs to get laid

 

Yoongs

lmao

 

Kim Namjoon

TAEHYUNG

 

Hobi

ugfudshg

 

Jinnie

I think you broke him for good now

 

Taetae

what is he

twelve

 

Kookie

so

the message

 

Jinnie

LMAOOOOO

 

Taetae

IS HE CHANGING THE SUBJECT

HE IS ISNT HE

 

Kookie

well what else y'all want me to say

we need to save him first before I can confess to him :(

 

Yoongs

he has a point

 

Kim Namjoon

So what did it say?

 

Hobi

why did it confuse you??

it's not something scary right?

 

Kookie

it's not! It's just

it's very simple??

it only says

“who would've thought. that's interesting”

 

Taetae

that's it?

 

Kookie

yea there's nothing else

 

Hobi

why would he delete it then

 

Yoongs

it doesn't really help us

 

Kim Namjoon

It could be that…

Since Darla doesn't know who Nemo is either, he's searching for him just like we are.

So maybe we'd said something that… Somehow, got him closer to revealing his identity?

 

Kookie

we'd talked about lots of things tho

 

Yoongs

so what are we gonna do now

 

Hobi

yeah, what should we do, Kookie?

 

Kookie

why are you asking me??

 

Taetae

you seem like you know what you're doing

and you may be an annoying brat

but I trust you and your judgment

 

Kookie

that's not what you'd said before

 

Taetae

don't push it

 

Kim Namjoon

You're smart, Jungkook, so instead of working alone, let us help you.

 

Jinnie

he's blushing

 

Kookie

i'm not inviting you to my wedding bitch

 

Jinnie

WEDDING HIS WEDDING SIDHIDHFBI

 

Taetae

HOW ABOUT YOU CONFESS FIRST

 

Kookie

but um

actually there's something I think we should focus on first

 

Yoongs

and that is?

 

Kookie

Namjoon

he's the only one who isn't close with Jimin

yet he's connected to us somehow

I think if we focus on Namjoon we'll be able to find out why Jimin could possibly have a soft spot for him

and hopefully, the connection between us

 

Hobi

that's

 

Jinnie

a really damn good idea but that also means that Joonie'll have to talk about everything

baby, are you okay with that?

 

Kim Namjoon

Yes, I mean… If it can help finding Jimin, then of course.

 

Taetae

what about the chat?

 

Kookie

wdm?

 

Taetae

shouldn't we read the chat before the Darla's deleted message?

To find out what could his comment mean?

 

Jinnie

it'll take some time though

 

Hobi

i could do that!

I have the chat open both on my phone and my laptop nnow

so I could both talk with you now and try to carefully read our older messages

 

Kookie

Hobi that would be great

 

Hobi

you can count on me!!

i'll get to work then!

Chapter Text

 

About 14 years ago, the lake house

 

It was a hot summer. He was wearing only shorts, and there was a fan standing next to him on the coffee table, the air brushing his already messy, sweaty bangs, but it was still way too warm, far from being refreshing. The house was so heated he was sure he would be better off outside, but here, at least, he could avoid being roasted in the scorching sun, with all of the curtains closed, the room bathed only in a weak light coming from a small lamp. He wasn't sure what time it was, losing the sense of it a while ago as he was lying on the couch with his head pressed against the pillow, staring at the ceiling. He couldn't sleep last night, the sleep not coming no matter how much he had tried, his body feeling way too hot to be able to rest properly. It was about six in the morning when he had decided that it was enough and had left for the couch, reading some book he had found a day earlier, now getting lost in his thoughts. As long as he wasn't moving, the heat was manageable, but the moment his body moved, he could feel sweat forming on his skin, dripping slowly down his forehead, his shorts sticking to his legs, everything making him feel gross and uncomfortable. They had gone to swim in the lake some time ago, but it was anything but relaxing, with the hot sun right above them. That's why they were now back at house, Jimin suffering alone in silence, while the other two were cuddled up at the other couch, giggling and whispering to each other. The boy spared them a glance before he went back to staring aimlessly at the ceiling, merely internally shaking his head at the two and their close proximity to each other despite the heat.

 

He groaned as he turned around to change his position, his skin sticky, as he was trying to peel himself off the couch. He considered for a second going back to finishing the book he had started reading, but he felt too tired for that, sitting down instead, stretching his limbs and almost regretting it immediately, breaking out in sweat. He leaned in, facing the fan and closing his eyes, as he let the air to blow at his face, cooling him down if only a bit. He was sitting like that for some time, before a voice had snapped him back to reality and he forced his eyes open, looking at the now watching him couple with smiles on their faces.

 

“Jimin–ah, wouldn't you like to go outside, take a walk?” His friend's boyfriend asked, and Jimin raised a brow at him, making the other laugh. “We've been outside just a second ago, it's much better now. Not as hot, anymore, it's really nice by the lake,” he was assuring him, and his friend was humming along, agreeing with his boyfriend. Jimin stifled a sigh escaping his lips. It's not like he didn't know why they wanted him gone because he did. But after surviving today's heat wave, he was sleepy, with no energy left in him, and going out wasn't exactly what he wanted to do right now. He couldn't hide his frown, looking at them, and his friend's boyfriend laughed again before he reached for something, then waved his camera at him. Jimin's eyes sparked with interest. “How about you go take some photos?” He knew how precious that camera was for him so he didn't even hesitate when he got up excitingly from the couch, walking up to him.

 

“Can I, really?” He asked, holding out his hand to take the camera from him.

 

“Sure, just be careful,” he laughed, handing it over to him. Jimin took it gently, admiring the device. It was a very expensive camera and he couldn't wait to take some photos with it. He turned around on his heel, about to leave the house, when he halted in his steps, quizzically looking at his friend, searching his face for something. Their eyes met for a second before the other waved at him, focusing on his boyfriend, only a quiet “have fun,” leaving his mouth, as he pulled the other closer, most likely about to kiss him. Jimin averted his eyes right away, walking out of the house, with the camera tightly clutched in his hands.

 

When he had stepped outside, he let out a relieved sigh, feeling the breeze softly hitting his face, giving him goosebumps before he got used to the cooler temperature. He looked around with a smile, turning the camera on and bringing it to his face, snapping a quick photo of the sight in front of him, only now realizing that it has got quite late, with the sun slowly fading away.

 

He left the porch with a bounce in his steps, but careful enough not to drop the camera. Once on the ground, he stood there, nibbling on his lip. He wondered what would be better; going to the lake, perhaps cooling himself in the water, or– maybe he should go take a walk in the forest? He was sure he could take really nice photos regardless of the location, but both of them seemed as nice ones, and he couldn't decide. He had spent a while longer contemplating, before he shrugged, and with a last glance at the lake, he made a move to go around the house so he could let himself get lost in the forest. What had stopped him were the sounds coming from the house, but ultimately making him move faster, so that soon he had left it all behind him, now having only forest surrounding him.

 

He had sandals on his feet and he quickly realized that walking in them turned out to be not as comfortable, but he was enjoying himself enough not to pay it any attention. The fact that he wasn't wearing a shirt, on the other hand, was a different story. Here, between the trees, with the rays of the sun not reaching far down enough, it was much more chilly, and he could soon feel shivers going through his body. But again, he had decided to ignore it, knowing he might not have get another opportunity like this, and it's not like he could go back to the house, not yet, at least.

 

The path he had taken was getting more bumpy as he walked further, with rocks everywhere, some smaller, some bigger, making it difficult for him to walk, with the sole of his shoes way too soft, making him feel every rock he had stamped on. Yet being here had such a calming effect on him, he couldn't care less about it. There was just something about it, something that was drawing him in. He was far into the forest, and it was much much darker now, almost mysterious. That made him feel inspired. With his fingertips tingling, he lifted the camera to his face, looking through the viewfinder around, searching for anything worth photographing. And there was just so much that he had snapped a few pictures right away of everything – a tree bark with strangely looking fungal conks, a funny looking tree, a moss covered branch with mushrooms on top, or a cute looking snail hanging from the tip of a ferns leaf.

 

It was so quiet, with no sounds other than the sound of his camera clicking, and he didn't even know how much time had passed, having so much fun. It was only when he had tried to take another photo that it came to him that the memory was already full, and that it has got much darker, to the point it was starting to get really hard for him to see anything. He blinked, turning the camera off, while he was thinking how far away from the lake house had he wandered off. He was so immersed in taking photos that it turned out it wasn't that far but still, he had to rush himself to get back before the sun would be completely set. Thankfully, it wasn't a problem for him, knowing that forest like the back of his hand.

 

When he had finally seen the back of the house, it was already night. He walked to the front, glancing at the lake, a part of him considering a quick swim so he could wash off the sweat from the day, but after all deciding against it, as he was chilled to the bone. Although he had to admit that it was much warmer here than it was in the forest.

 

He ran quickly the steps up, and despite the curtains still being down, he noticed that the lights in the house were on. His hand shoot to grab the handle but froze midway. Usually, they were the ones to bring him back, so it just struck him how weird it was for him to be back first, on his own. A lot of time must have passed, and there was just no way that they wouldn't be done by now. He bit his lip, hesitating. He didn't want to walk in on something that wasn't meant for him to see, but he was cold and it was getting late, and he would rather not sleep outside, having no keys to the car on him.

 

He stood there a bit longer, his hand hovering awkwardly in the air, before he quietly pressed his ear against the door, listening. Now that he gave it a second thought, it was unusually quiet. Too quiet. He gulped down, feeling his stomach clenching nervously. Why was it so quiet? Comparing to the silence coming from the house, outside it was loud, with birds singing, the wind blowing, everything accompanied with so many other sounds. But it was the dreaded silence that was filling him with uneasiness.

 

He leaned back, taking a deep breath. He couldn't be standing here forever, it was time to make a decision. That's why he had counted up to three, and he pressed the handle down, slowly pushing the door open. Still standing at the threshold, he blinked, and when his eyes adjusted to the lighting, he looked around, searching for the other two. But seeing no one, he furrowed his brows, taking a step inside, and with his eyes still scanning the room, he closed the door quietly behind him. It was so much warmer in the house that made him think that, after all, maybe sleeping outside wouldn't be so bad.

 

He wiped at his forehead, already feeling the sweat forming there, taking a few steps in. He called his friend in a hushed voice, and after placing the camera on a dresser, he walked closer to the couches. When a mop of hair immersed from behind one of them, he jumped startled and he took a step back, met with his friend's puffy eyes, his cheeks wet from fresh tears. He was ready to stay, but knowing his friend wouldn't want that, he was about to flee, when a quiet, “Jimin–ah,” stopped him in his steps, making him frozen to the spot, instead. His friend repeated his name one more time, and a few more again, his voice filled with panic and desperation, and Jimin glanced around before he came closer to him, passing by the couch, wanting to crouch next to him, but almost tripping and losing his breath at the sight in front of him. His friend started crying at that, his body shaking, as he was mumbling incoherent words to himself. Jimin didn't know what to do, nor say, but his own body reacted on its own. He dropped to his knees, scrambling closer. “What happened? Oh my god, we should call the ambulance–“

 

“No! No,” he shook his head, wiping away his tears, sniffing loudly.

 

“What do you mean no?” He raised his voice, looking at him incredulously.

 

He didn't answer, only still shaking his head, and it's then when Jimin noticed. He stared at him in silence, until he leaned back, dropping to his butt, his eyes wide open. Surprisingly, he was rather calm, considering the situation he was in, or maybe it was because the reality still hadn't kicked in, making everything seem to be too surreal to be real. Whichever it was, he didn't know, but he sure hoped it would all turn out to be only a bad dream, because facing the truth could be too much for him to handle. “What happened?” He asked almost in a whisper this time.

 

His friend looked at him, eyes glossy, filled with tears, and Jimin's heart clutched painfully in his chest. He couldn't stop crying, as he parted his lips, hiccuping with every word, “h–He… He was beating me again a–and…”

 

Beating.

 

It was the first time he has ever used that word. It was the first time he has ever admitted it, despite Jimin confronting him about it all this time while they were dating. Because Jimin knew, everyone knew how strained their relationship truly was. Sure, they were all cute and grossly in love together, but it was far from being perfect. They had their good moments, like every other couple, but the bad ones surely outweighed the good ones, there was no doubt about it. And Jimin has begged him so many times to stop it, to put an end to it, to walk away; but even though he was younger, he was aware that it wasn't that easy. He has learned the hard way that, in fact, nothing in life was easy. And now it was too late.

 

It was too late.

 

“H–He was b–beating me and, and i–it hurt so much,” he choked out, “I–I just wanted him to stop,” he locked their eyes together, as if searching Jimin's ones for forgiveness. The truth was, they were filled with nothing but understanding, with no hostile emotions towards him, and that made him only sob louder, more frantically. “I just wanted him to s–stop so I pushed him… I–I pushed him a–and… Jimin–ah, h–he tripped… Oh my god, he tripped and…”

 

Jimin looked at him, his eyes trailing from the fresh bruises on his shoulders, his jaw clenching at the older, much older ones, only to stop at his own feet, and the pool of blood staining the old carpet. There was blood at the corner of the coffee table, and Jimin couldn't not notice the scar at the back of his friend's boyfriend's head. His chest wasn't moving, his eyes open but blank, lifeless, and Jimin knew it was really too late to do anything, to help him.

 

“An accident,” he heard himself saying, “it was an accident, it's not your fault.” He grabbed the couch, trying to hoist himself up, but failing, his legs shaking too much. He looked around, feeling the panic slowly settling in. “But we have to call the ambulance… No, we have to call the sheriff–“

 

His eyes widened as he felt his friend grabbing his wrist, shaking his head.

 

“You can't, Jimin–ah, you can't,” he begged, fear in his eyes.

 

“We have to–“

 

“No, Jimin–ah, they'll arrest me,” he cried, “I'll go to jail, I–I don't want to go to jail, I–I–“

 

He took his friend's hand in between his, stroking them gently. “You won't, it wasn't your fault. They'll understand, you were just protecting yourself–“

 

“You know it's not true,” he sniffed, breaking down right in front of Jimin, pressing his forehead against his chest. “You know they hate me, they'll never believe me–”

 

“But he was beating you for years!” He protested, despite knowing all too well that the other was right. A long silence fell upon them, and with every passing second Jimin was only feeling more helpless, not seeing a solution they needed. But ultimately, he was the one to break it, voicing the question that he already knew would haunt him for the rest of his life,

 

“What are we going to do, then..?”

 

 

O O O

 

 

He pushed the door open, smiling awkwardly at everyone waving at him with smiles on their faces, as he walked to the bar, pulling himself up to sit on a tall stool. Technically, he shouldn't be here, being way too young to be even allowed in, but he was so loved by everyone that no one really minded.

 

He felt a tap on his shoulder, and he tossed his head to look at the person standing next to him. “And what is my favorite boy doing here?” The sheriff asked, sitting next to him. “Why am I not seeing the other two? Did you come back from your little trip to the lake?”

 

Jimin looked at him, and his face frowned at first, before his lips started trembling and he had to bit on them, stopping himself from crying. The sheriff looked alarmed, scooping closer to him, just like some other people, the crowd already gathering around them.

 

“Hey, hey, now what is that face? Did something happen?” He asked, genuinely concerned.

 

This time, he let the tears start flowing, sniffing loudly, while nodding. “They've left,” he sobbed. “Who have?” Jimin rubbed at his eyes, beginning to cry. “They've left,” he repeated, and once it finally clicked, a wave of oh's could be heard around the bar, with the sheriff snorting loudly, amused. “That stupid son of mine, I've always known he would leave without saying goodbye.”

 

As he was crying, pampered by everyone gathered, while they laughed, not suspecting a thing, he had bitterly realized that it really was the only way, the only way for him to be happy. That it was easier to tell everyone that they have left to chase their dreams like they always were saying they would, than to explain what has really happened.

 

It was also the first time he has ever lied. But what scared him the most, was that it wasn't the last…

Chapter Text

Jinnie

then shall we start interrogating Joonie

 

Kim Namjoon

…interrogating?

 

Hobi

fighting!! o(≧∇≦o)

 

Yoongs

fck that's so cute

 

Jinnie

Yoongi that's not the time

 

Yoongs

right

no actually i've been thinking

and like

the soft spot thing is really confusing

I checked the meaning just to be sure and

it literally means, i quote “to feel that you like someone very much”

or like “a sentimental fondness or affection”

and we know Namjoon isn't close with Jimin, and i doubt Jimin likes him that much, no offense

so i've been thinking

and we care about Jimin a lot

but so is Jimin when it comes to us, right?

I mean every time we talk about him, it's always Jimin this, Jimin that

it seems he's helped us a lot in the past

so what if it's that?

 

Jinnie

you think the answer would be THAT simple??

 

Taetae

it's all great but what about Namjoon

 

Yoongs

i know

he ruins all ours theories

 

Taetae

tsk

 

Kim Namjoon

IM SORRY

 

Kookie

but it DOES make sense tho?

When you like someone, you care about them

and Jimin cares about us

so he does kinda have a soft spot for us??

if we went with this meaning

 

Taetae

but Namjoon

 

Kookie

well he's here so it means Jimin cares about him too

 

Jinnie

assuming you're right

 

Yoongs

i think we are

 

Jinnie

but then what would be the third connection

if it's connected to the second one that is

if not then that doesn't really help us much

 

Hobi

guys I

i think i may have a theory

for real this time

but i'd like to learn more about Namjoon before I say anything

 

Taetae

wait really

 

Yoongs

why so suddenly

 

Namjoon

Is it still about Jimin apologizing?

 

Jinnie

but can't you just tell us

 

Hobi

i'd really prefer to know more before I say anything :(

 

Yoongs

did you already find something in the chat??

 

Kookie

how about we just let Namjoon talk

 

Hobi

thank you Kookie :(

 

Taetae

is that an order

 

Kookie

yea

it is

 

Taetae

you like being in charge don't you

 

Kookie

idk what you're talking about

 

Jinnie

too bad you can't see his smug expression rn

 

Taetae

I KNEW IT

 

Kim Namjoon

So… I really don't mind but I don't know where to start?

 

Kookie

oh right

 

Jinnie

we should ask him questions

 

Yoongs

is there anything specific you'd like to know Hobi?

 

Hobi

no

i mean yes

but i'm not gonna ask

i'll just let you guys ask him questions if that's okay with you

 

Taetae

sure we can but

 

Jinnie

i'm starting to feel anxious

 

Taetae

same

 

Hobi

im sorry :( i'll tell you everything as soon as i know if i may be right

 

Yoongs

well since we know everything's connected to Jimin

tell us how exactly have the two of you met for a start

 

Kim Namjoon

Alright, I can do that.

 

Taetae

he sure is taking his time

 

Jinnie

don't be an inpatient bitch

let my man write in peace

 

Kim Namjoon

I've met Jimin for the first time when he was still a patrol officer. We haven't been properly introduced at the time, but Jimin was always a hot topic among everyone, his name would always pop up at least once during a conversation, and that's how his achievements' reached even me. He was a top student in his class, and after becoming an officer, he was only climbing higher. Everyone was swooned by him, including me after hearing all the stories about him, so when one time I bumped into him at the precinct, I took my chance and talked to him. Apparently he was used to random people talking to him out of nowhere because he didn't mind, he was so sweet, actually :( We chatted for a bit and since then, we'd greet each other whenever we'd bump into each other, but other than that, we haven't really got close. Yes, because I'm awkward and he was really cute, please don't judge, thank you.

 

Jinnie

where's the lie tho

 

Yoongs

i think we've all been there

 

Kookie

i almost died when i saw him for the first time

 

Taetae

even as a kid he was the cutest

 

Hobi

and his laugh, so precious :(

 

Kim Namjoon

I was a rookie attorney back then so I was at the precinct pretty often, trying to make a name for myself, while Jimin was doing the same. When our paths crossed again, he was promoted to a homicide detective, while on the other hand I was scouted by Mr Bang, you probably have no idea who he is, so let me just tell you he's like Beyonce among us, attorneys, and he was the reason why I've even became an attorney in the first place. Working for him was honestly like a dream come true.

And then, Jimin and I, we've started working together. He was asking me for legal advice and all these kind of things, and you could say we got along. Sometimes we'd meet up to talk cases, or get a drink, but I really wouldn't say that we've become friends, acquaintances – yes, but nothing more.

 

Taetae

that's it?

 

Yoongs

for our theory to work, that won't be enough

 

Jinnie

maybe your theory's shit

 

Kookie

i also think he's right

 

Kim Namjoon

Well, if you have more questions, please ask!

 

Taetae

but like

think Namjoon

was there really nothing that would make you say

“Ah, Chim really cares about me” or something??

 

Yoongs

only you call him Chim

 

Taetae

you get the point

 

Jinnie

tbh you don't have to be friends with someone to feel that someone cares about you

 

Taetae

that's what i'm saying

 

Kookie

Namjoon, why are you not saying anything?

 

Jinnie

what about Hobi though

Hobi you there??

 

Hobi

yes

 

Jinnie

good

what about you bby

 

Kim Namjoon

Well… There is something but I wouldn't really call it that, that he “cared” about me…

But there's no way that Darla knows about that.

 

Yoongs

newsflash he probably does

 

Kim Namjoon

No, you don't understand.

He CAN'T know about that. No one can.

 

Jinnie

what are you trying to say

 

Taetae

did you kill someone

 

Jinnie

TAEHYUNG

 

Kookie

Namjoon..??

 

Kim Namjoon

No, I didn't. But it's something no one can know about.

 

Hobi

tell us

 

Kim Namjoon

You can't ask me that. Darla might be reading the chat, I can't risk that.

 

Kookie

it's seems like it might be something that supports Yoongi's theory

there's a high, very hight chance that's he's right

so that'd mean that Darla knows already anyway

 

Hobi

i'm quite certain he does

 

Yoongs

??

 

Taetae

we're not going to tell anyone about that if that's what you're worried about

 

Kim Namjoon

I know that, it's just… No one was supposed to know.

 

Jinnie

Namjoon

just tell the damn thing before the suspense kill me

 

Kim Namjoon

Right, okay…

The thing… Ugh

Yes, I can do that

 

Taetae

this makes me even more anxious :'''))

 

Kookie

ikr seeing Namjoon nervous is not something that i'd like to get used to :'''')))

 

Jinnie

get a fucking grip

 

Yoongs

he's typing give him some time

 

Jinnie

I can fuckjing see that

 

Yoongs

fuckjing

 

Jinnie

bitch really

 

Yoongs

no i'm sorry I was wrong

 

Jinnie

fucking thought so

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm sure you've all heard about that. The Scentist case. It was a pretty loud case so you must've heard of it, it was covered by every news station and the newspapers were screaming about it even long after. I'm not going to go into detials, but Jimin and I, we were working on it. I was a prosecutor at Scentist's trial, I was also helping Jimin to build the case against him.

 

Kookie

Jimin was working on it??

holy shit

 

Yoongs

so it's connected to some case?

 

Jinnie

yhat doesn't bode well does it

 

Kim Namjoon

There were many detectives across the states that were trying to catch him over the years, with no luck, unfortunately. It was only a couple of years later that we've heard of him again, and just by a pure coincidence, he's shown up in our city. This has marked his twenty–third victim, but this time, this time we were lucky. Because we've had Jimin. Like when I'm saying that he's a great detective, I really mean it. He's amazing! It's not like the Scentist made a mistake, it's just Jimin's that good, and he connected some of the dots that no one even knew they existed. We've had a breakthrough and like you know, we've caught him. I mean, Jimin has.

Everything was prepared, we had the trial in our pockets

until everything went wrong, oh so wrong…

The trial was long, and although we've had a lot of evidences gathered, there was only one key piece of evidence making him truly guilty of his crimes. Without that, there was no case. It was to be presented at the last day, we were so excited for that, knowing that the bastard'd finally get what he deserved, that he'd no longer walk our streets.

Yet somehow, it was destroyed.

We were devastated.

We don't even know how it happened, but somehow the evidence was gone, and that meant that we'd most likely lose the case, despite everyone knowing that it was him, we'd lose. And he'd walk free.

The thing was, we, Jimin and I, were the only ones who knew about that.

Jimin was against it, but we both knew that letting Scentist to walk free was not an option. It just couldn't happen.

So

So I've suggested that we fabricate the evidence…

Jimin didn't want to, he really didn't, but somehow I've convinced him and…

And we've done that.

We won the case, Scentist went to jail, and we promised each other to not ever talk about it again.

If Darla really knows, he could destroy our careers in a second, and also, if he does…

I just can't stop thinking, how? How did he find out?

Also, I really hope you understand.

What we've done was illegal, but it had to be done. We've had no choice.

I'm not proud of that, and I do regret making Jimin do that, but it was for a greater good.

 

Hobi

is that all?

 

Kim Namjoon

oh

Yes, unless you have some questions.

 

Hobi

well

no

but i do have answers

i'm 99% sure I know the connection between us and

tbh idk what to think

but you're not gonna like it

 

Taetae

wait WAIT

HOLD THE FUCK UP

Jimin's never told me that?? like nothhing??

i've been talking about Scentist for ages now, asking Jimin if he knew some case's details

bc everything about it was just so.. WOW

like i'm writing criminal novels for a living

I was dying to know more

but not even once has he told me anything

 

Kookie

who tf cares

Jimin was working the case!! do you know how fucking huge is that??!!

like why was no one talking about that!!

why they've kept that out of public??

 

Yoongs

i think y'all bitches are going wrong about this

 

Jinnie

big deal!

so some mf went to jail, all i could do now is to smooch you and thank you for your job done well, Joonie

 

Yoongs

wtf no

that shit's illegal

they shouldn't have done that

bitch think about it

there are rules you have to obey for a reason

 

Jinnie

he was a damn serial killer bitch

i'm damn sure glad he's gone now

 

Yoongs

no

I mean yes you're right

but if everyone did that shit, it'd be a mess

 

Jinnie

we're not talking everyone

we're talking Joonie and Jiminie

 

Yoongs

now you're bias

 

Jinnie

so what sue me

 

Kim Namjoon

Did… Did like all of you miss what Hobi just wrote?

 

Taetae

i'm just pretending that i didn't see it

not sure about others

 

Kookie

same tbh

 

Jinnie

i don't have a good feeling about it

 

Yoongs

feels like it'll only complicate everything

 

Hobi

but it's necessary if we want to save Jimin??

 

Taetae

we know

just

give me a second to mentally prepare myself

 

Yoongs

let me take a s hot quickly

 

Jinnie

bitch id' rather have you sober

 

Kookie

but i just saw you taking a shot as well

 

Jinnie

shouldn't you be team Jin

why you out me like that

 

Kookie

bc i'm not

 

Jinnie

top 10 anime betrayals

 

Kookie

Hobi before you say anything

let me just ask that

did you find the connection thanks to the chat?

 

Hobi

well yes and no

when Jimin called me, he was surprised to hear me but at the same time

he wasn;t??

idk how to explain it

like it's most likely that Darla hasn't told him who exactly was in the chat
but once he heard my voice, it's like something clicked for him??

and then he apologized

add that plus the fact that he was so desperately trying to run away

despite hating violence

I didn't want to consider that but

it kinda made me think about something

and it clicked for me too

now i'm reading the chat and everything just becomes clearer y'know

we were also right about all the three reasons why we're here for being connected to each other

 

Taetae

is it bad

 

Hobi

depends

the connection

is just that

a connection between us

but it changes everything when it comes to Nemo..

if i'm right of course

 

Yoongs

and you think you are

 

Hobi

yeah..

 

Jinnie

there's no reason for us to postpone this any longer

let's hear what Hobi has to say

 

Yoongs

I have my shots ready

 

Kim Namjoon

same

 

Jinnie

same

 

Kookie

give me some too

 

Taetae

Kook no

we need someone sober in this group

 

Kookie

we have Hobi

 

Hobi

 

Kookie

…or not

 

Hobi

i'll start then

idk what Darla meant by that message yet

but with everything we know so far, and also Jimin's call, now Namjoon's past, and after reading some of our previous messages, before the Darla's deleted message

surprisingly

there was something that, including now Namjoon, four of us have in common

 

Kim Namjoon

Four of us?

 

Yoongs

who do you mean

 

Hobi

Kookie, Jin, me and Namjoon

 

Kookie

we have something in common??

 

Taetae

what about me and Yoongi

 

Hobi

i'm not sure about the two of you yet

but once i tell you what I think our connection might be

I hope you guys will tell us if you can relate to us

 

Yoongs

go on then

 

Hobi

first i'd like to point out Tae's and Yoongi's argument

you know

we've all agreed that this game is some sort of a lesson for Nemo

to teach him, like Darla's said, that he shouldn't have pissed off someone more “powerful and influential” than him

and that started the discussion where Tae was believing that the reason behind this couldn't be anything random

that it had to be something serious

while Yoongi was saying that it could be anything, right?

Well, I think Tae may be right, after all..?

 

Hobi

oh uh okay

i'll continue then

what intrigued me then was when Darla joined the chat again

after we'd introduced ourselves

he said something

 

Hobi

 

Hobi

at the time, we didn't think much of it

but now it looks like he was actually hinting something at us?

Yoongi was like “hey, don't stir unnecessary drama”

to what Darla replied “But I'm not. I'm just stating the truth.”

we've realized pretty fast that whatever the connection between us was

it had to be something personal

since we all agree that Darla's spying on us

and it's true

it's very

very personal

also technically

when we asked him whether Jimin knew the connection between us or not

he didn't lie because Jimin obvously does know

i'm just not sure whether he's aware that we're all here in this chat right now

he knows that I am, but there's a high possibility he has no clue about you guys

and he may not know exactly the reason why we're here for either

like he knows the connection between us but may doesn't know why Darla has brought us together

hope it makes sense!!

and now all that brings us to the soft spot thing

this is what Darla's said about the connections between us

 

Hobi

 

Hobi

at first he was like “you're all close with him” which is not true bc Namjoon

but then he changed it to him having a soft spot for us

and it finally made sense

after what Yoongi said, that it might mean just Jimin “caring” about us

everything made sense

but instead of saying that he cares about us
it's more like he

protects us

now let me get to the point

it didn't strike me at first bc that was just.. pretty silly

but now like i said i'm 99% sure that's the connection between us

it all starts from how Jimin and Jin've met

Jin was caught running naked, disturbing the neighborhood

Jimin made sure that no one would find out about that

then it was Kookie

Jimin caught him stealing but what did he do?

He paid for the stolen stuff and didn't report him

 

Jinnie

oh my god

 

Hobi

and now Namjoon said

that he fabricated the evidence and Jimin helped him as well

I haven't said anything about my past

but Jimin's done something for me too

he protected me

and I believe that's the connection between us

we've all done something illegal while Jimin “protected” us

that's what the soft spot thing means

this the reason we were brought here for

and that most likely means Nemo's done something illegal too

 

Hobi

I know it's a lot

but that's the only thing that stood out from everything we've said

and i remember Taehyung saying something along the lines that implied he's depending on Jimin a lot

there was also Yoongi who said that he owes Jimin

so i believe i may be right

I know im bringing this up so often but the way Jimin apologized to me

like Namjoon said

no one was supposed to know about my past, about what i've done

if Darla knows and he's told Jimin that, it's why he apologized

i'm sure of it

it's not Jimin's fault of course, i don't blame him

it's just how he is

but that would make sense

 

Yoongs

what did you do Hobi?

 

Jinnie

no, I think the better question is

did you and Taehyung do something?

 

Kookie

but that can't be true

that's just

 

Taetae

yeah

i did

 

Kookie

what

 

Kim Namjoon

That's 5 out of 6…

 

Hobi

Yoongi?

 

Yoongs

yes

yes i did

Jimin's saved my ass too

 

Kookie

then what

Nemo's done some illegal shit that has put Jimin in danger??

 

Jinnie

remember he might've done that by accident

like since neither of us thinks he's Nemo

it means Nemo may doesn't know that he's even done something in the first place

 

Taetae

but it doesn't change the fact that because of him Chim could've died

 

Jinnie

Taehyung don't do that

we're not pointing fingers at each other

 

Taetae

i'm not pointing anything at anyone

but you know i'm right

 

Kim Namjoon

Taehyung, no one here would've ever hurt him on purpose.

 

Jinnie

we need to work together okay

let's ask darla whether we're right about the connection

and let's focus on finding Nemo next

 

Kookie

nah

let's go take a nap

 

Taetae

are you fucking kidding me right now

There's no time for a nap!

 

Kookie

no, we're taking a nap

it's a lot to take in and we're not gonna waste time on throwing blame at each other

go take some rest and clear your mind

that's what we're gonna do now

besides we agreed before to do that anyway so yea

i'll log you out in 3 seconds

see you in three hours

 

Taetae

Kook wtf

 

Yoongs

looks like we don't have a choice

 

Jinnie

he took the leadership thing seriously huh

 

Kookie

1

 

Taetae

don;t you fucking dare

 

Kookie

2

 

Jinnie

see you later then

 

Taetae

fuck listen to me

 

Kookie , Hobi, Jinnie, Kim Namjoon, Taetae  and Yoongs have left the chat.

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Kookie  has entered the chat

 

Kookie

hi

it's Jin

idk what this bitch did

but i tried to log in using my phone but somehow it wasn't working??

so I was forced to steal his phone bc OH BOY

i have some things to spill

it's still like 40 mins left till the alarm will probably wake you all up

but so many things've happened y'all honestl y won't believe

i swear to fucking god i'll go gray by the end of this week

and like i'm pretty sure i'll look fucking fabulous

but I like my hair black thank you very much

anyway

what was i saying

oh right

so buckle up bc OH MY GOD

do you know what this bitch Taehyung did?

Like after Jungkook forced our phones to log out of the chat

I wanted to talk with him because

wtf i still can't believe that's the connection between us??

it's just… I know it's serious because Jimin's kidnapped

but this makes the whole thing

EVEN MORE SERIOUS

and i may or may have not be freaking out okay

but this bitch??

he actually went to sleep jfc

so I was left alone in the living room, lying on the couch, trying to fall asleep

obviously failing

when after like 20 min??

i heard a doorbell

AND YOU JUST WONT BELIEVE WHO SHOWED UP AT OUR DOORSTEP

yes that's right

KIM FUCKING TAEHYUNG

i think i almost fainted when i saw him

I choke held him right away asking wtf was he doing here and telling him to go home

bc what if Jungkook's theory was shit and Darla WOULD get mad

since we were supposed to only talk with each other through the chat

then Jungkook showed up

and these two idiots

THEY STARTED FIGHTING WITH EACH OTHER

or more like Taehyung was trying to kick Jungkook's ass but

well it was looking rather comical

so yeah

long story short

Taehyung's with us, they're both sleeping now

I guess since Darla hasn't said anything yet or sent a squad here to beat us up

i'm assuming we're gucci for now

 

Kookie

 

Kookie

they look cute together btw

 

Kookie

alright 5 mins left

i shall go and wake these two up

 

Kookie

how is it possible that Jungkook looks like shit but Taehyung

he looks fucking gorgeous?? like even with puffy eyes and shades under his eyes

he's a walking perfection?

what is his secret??

 

Jinnie has entered the chat

 

Jinnie

SO IT FINALLY WORKS

but now that I thought about it

why didn't Jimin add an emoji next to my name?

don't i deserve one? :(

 

Jinnie

isn't my bby smart tho

like how did he do that??

i tried everything

i even uninstalled the chat and installed it again

but I still couldn't log in??

 

Jinnie

when are y'all bitches coming

 

Taetae  has entered the chat

 

Taetae

stop yelling

we're coming

 

Jinnie

I have every right to yell

wtf are you even doing here

 

Taetae

do you have some coffee

 

Jinnie

i just heard a sound of glass shattering

 

Taetae

it was Jungkook

 

Jinnie

JUNGKOOK IS SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO ME YOU BITCH

  

Jinnie

DONT FUCKING TOUCH ANYTHING

IM COMING

 

Taetae

DONTEDSJGHSIDH

 

Kookie

please tone it down

it's too early for this shit

 

Jinnie

it's 3pm

 

Taetae

it's 3pm

 

Kookie

yes i'm aware and?

 

Yoongs has entered the chat

 

Yoongs

am i the only one hangover here

 

Kookie

how much did you drink

 

Yoongs

that's the thing?

not much

 

Taetae

it's the nerves

i feel the same

 

Kookie

why is Jin screaming

 

Yoongs

how are we supposed to know

arent you with him

 

Taetae

i broke his favorite mug

 

Kookie

he's gonna kill you

 

Taetae

i'm writing my will as we speak

 

Yoongs

am i missing something?

 

Taetae

just scroll up

 

Kookie

and don't freak out

 

Kookie

is he okay

it's been a while

 

Taetae

maybe he passed out

 

Jinnie

YOULL BE THE ONE PASSING OUT

YOU KILLED HIM

 

Taetae

ITS JUST A MUG

 

Jinnie

YOU KILLED HIM YOU MONSTER

 

Yoongs

i need another drink

 

Taetae

he took that better than i thought

 

Yoongs

why would you even go there

what if Darla does something

 

Kookie

we talked about that

and tbh we don't think so??

 

Taetae

Kook and Jin were together all this time

and he didn't do anything so

 

Yoongs

but don't they live together??

 

Kookie

well yea

but we shouldn't get a free pass bc of that now should we

 

Yoongs

idk i guess??

doesn't change the fact you play a dangerous game here

i just hope it won't blow up in our faces

how did you even know where they were living tho??

 

Taetae

i googled it

good thing Jin's famous and all that shit

 

Yoongs

and you went there because

 

Kookie

he was mad at me for logging him out lol

 

Taetae

i still am

 

Jinnie

NO I AM

I AM MAD

 

Taetae

i'll buy you a new one don't be such a drama queen jeez

 

Yoongs

did he just

 

Kookie

he just did

 

Taetae

IAFHVIEDGHIB NO WAIT

I TAKE THAT BACK

 

Jinnie

too late :)

 

Taetae

KOOK HELP

 

Kookie

so

 

Yoongs

when are others coming

 

Taetae

ASKFHAWIGJI

 

Kookie

Hobi is logging in rn

 

Yoongs

oh

 

Hobi has entered the chat

 

Yoongs

Hobi how are you feeling?

 

Hobi

 

Yoongs

tbh same

 

Jinnie

hey but since Taehyung's here

maybe it;d be a good idea for you two to also meet up??

 

Hobi

Taehyung's where??

 

Kookie

here with us

 

Hobi

here with you??

wait WHAT

 

Jinnie

I should tell Joonie to come here as well

where is he, Jungkook?

 

Kookie

i think he forgot his password so i'm logging him in

 

Hobi

I JUST READ

IS HE REALLY WITH YOU GUYS NOW??

 

Kookie

yea

 

Hobi

YEAH?? WDM YEAH??!!

 

Kim Namjoon has entered the chat

 

Kim Namjoon

Thanks, Jungkook.

But please don't log me out next time.

 

Jinnie

BABYYY

are you sober??

actually you know what

just take a taxi and come here

 

Kim Namjoon

Come where?

 

Jinnie

to my place

 

Kookie

where's Tae btw

 

Jinnie

dead in a ditch

 

Kim Namjoon

I… I feel a little bit lost. What is going on?

 

Kookie

oh okay

does that mean Jimin's best friend position is free now

 

Taetae

OVER MY DEAD FUCKING BODY

 

Kookie

that can be arranged

 

Taetae

BACK OFF BITCH

JIMINIES MINE

 

Jinnie

is the coffee ready yet.

 

Taetae

yes of course yes sir

i made it extra creamy and sweet for you

 

Jinnie

thank you that's appreciated.

 

Hobi

can someone tell me what the fuck is going on

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm so confused right now.

 

Yoongs

Hobi where do you live?

 

Hobi

don't even think about it

your'e not coming here

 

Yoongs

why not?

 

Hobi

because Darla told us NOT to see each other??

 

Yoongs

we could cuddle

 

Jinnie

SO SMOOTH

 

Hobi

guys

wtf are you doing

 

Taetae

wdm

 

Hobi

we just found the connection between us

which means that Nemo's probably done something illegal

and Nemo's literally one of US

there's really no time to joke around

 

Yoongs

you think that's what we're doing?

 

Taetae

i'm just scared af

 

Kookie

same

 

Jinnie

to give you an idea

i'm mixing coffee with vodka

that's how fucking stressed i am

while Taehyung is sobbing next to me

with a bowl of ice creams

and THAT

that's just sad

 

Taetae

anyway

i still think it's a good idea

we shouldn't be alone rn

 

Kim Namjoon

I just finished reading your previous messages… And I think Jungkook might be right.

It seems Darla never meant to hurt Jimin and it doesn't look like he's planning on hurting us.

He just wants to find Nemo, it looks like he doesn't care about anything else as long as no one learns of his identity.

 

Jinnie

does it mean you're coming then?

 

Kim Namjoon

Yes, I mean… I really don't want to be alone…

 

Jinnie

sfidahgh BABY COME HERE SO WE CAN ALL CUDDLE TOGETHER

 

Kim Namjoon

IM ON MY WAY

 

Kim Namjoon has left the chat

 

Yoongs

Hobi?

 

Hobi

oh um

okay

 

Kookie

i'll send Yoongi the address

 

Yoongs

i'll be omw then

 

Yoongs has left the chat

 

Hobi

..are you really sure it's okay?

 

Kookie

look Hobi

it's been, what? three hours since Tae's here?

Yet nothing happened

i've been with Jin all this time

but Darla didn't do anything

it's safe to assume he doesn't care about that

like at all

 

Taetae

yeah like

Kook'd pissed Darla off so many times

that if i were Darla, i'd have probably lost the patience by now

but he just lets Kook do whatever the fuck he wants

 

Kookie

besides

he's so much dirt on us

that if he wanted us not to do anything, he'd have all the means to stop us

i just have no idea how did he find out that i used to steal

only Jin and Jimin knows about that

 

Jinnie

but like comparing to what you or Namjoon did

isn't it weird that i'm also here

i mean

i was just naked for god's sake

 

Taetae

maybe he just needed more people for this?

Like Darla wants something but clearly he's having fun

if there were less people in the chat, perhaps he'd consider it boring??

 

Kookie

so I guess we can exclude Jin?

it's rather unlikely that he's Nemo

 

Taetae

unless there's a plot twist

 

Jinnie

seeing me naked is a bliss not a crime though

 

Kookie

gross

 

Taetae

lmao Jin just kicked him

 

Jinnie

anyway

should we just tag Darla here? And ask him whether we're right?

 

Hobi

we're not going to wait for Yoongi and Namjoon?

 

Kookie

there's no point wasting time

if we know we're right we can just start thinking who Nemo might be

 

Taetae

@Darla hey we have a question

 

Jinnie

WEIFHEIGHIYOU SHOULDA WARNED US FIRST

 

Taetae

oops

my fingers slipped

 

Jinnie

YOURE SUCH A BITCH

 

Hobi

god my heart is beating so fast

 

Kookie

why is he not coming

 

Taetae

maybe he's eating dinner @ a fancy restaurant

 

Jinnie

tbh he gives off such vibes

 

Kookie

maybe that's why i dislike him

 

Jinnie

i eat dinners at fancy restaurants too

 

Kookie

exactly

 

Taetae

just so everyone know

he kicked him again

 

Hobi

this gives me an anxiety

 

Kookie

it's just a simple yes or no question

what is so fucking important that he can't come

 

Darla  has entered the chat

 

Kookie

like doesnt he want to find out who Nemo is

oh

 

Darla

Hi.

Also, no.

I wasn't eating dinner, as a matter of fact, I was helping to change your precious Jimin's dressing. You know, since he's got shot and all.

So what did you want?

I have places to be so make it quick.

 

Kookie

we figured out the connection between us

 

Darla

Oh?

No way.

Do tell.

I'm listening.

 

Jinnie

we've all done something illegal

 

Taetae

while Chim covered for us

 

Hobi

i liked the term “protected” better..

 

Darla

Wow, I'm

I'm actually impressed.

Wowowow.

 

Kookie

so we're right?

 

Darla

Yeah.

 

Kookie

is that really the connection between us?

 

Taetae

are you sure

like sure–sure??

 

Darla

I know, hard to believe, huh?

Considering Jimin's such a sweetheart, I'd never expect to find so much dirt on him.

It was really difficult, though.

I'll give him that, he knows how to keep secrets.

 

Kookie

then what now

we find Nemo and you let him go?

 

Darla

Sure, if you find him.

 

Taetae

and you're sure he's really one of us?

 

Darla

I am now.

 

Jinnie

so you weren't before??

 

Darla

Anyway, I have a gift for you, since you guessed the connection between you.

 

Kookie

we don't want it

 

Darla

Oh, I'm sure you do.

I mean you've been asking for videos and livestreams but

I have something better. So much better.

 

Kookie

i honestly doubt that

 

Darla

Well, watch me, bitch.

 

Darla  invited Park to the group chat.

 

Kookie

is this a joke

 

Taetae

CHIM???

MINNIE IS THAT YOU

 

Jinnie

no fucking way

 

Hobi

ohm y god

 

Darla

Give him a moment.

He just woke up a moment ago so he's a bit slow and pretty dizzy after all the painkillers we gave him. And like, after all, he's lost quite a lot of blood so yeah.

 

Jinnie

is this really Jimin

 

Darla

Who else would it be??

Should I change his nickname to something else?

I call him Park but perhaps it might sound awkward to you.

 

Taetae

CHIMMY JIMBO

M Y SOULMATE

PLEASE SAY SOMETHING

 

Kookie

but why would you invite him??

 

Darla

Why not?

Oh, and

 

Darla  has changed Park's username to Minnie

 

Darla

That's a cute pet name.

Aren't you happy that I did, though?

Should I kick him out??

 

Taetae

NO

PLEASE

LET HIM STA Y

 

Kookie

of course i am

i just find it suspicious how nice suddenly you are

 

Darla

I'm naturally a nice person so.

And like, I'd love to talk more but I gotta go.

Don't do anything stupid.

 

Darla  has left the chat

 

Hobi

Jimin–ah?

are you there??

 

Jinnie

Jiminie please say something before i have a heart attack

 

Taetae

CHIM ILL EXPOSE ALL YOUR DIRTY SECRETS IF YOU WON'T SAY ANYTHING

 

Jinnie

didn't you already

 

Taetae

ASEGIHESDBIID

I TOLD YOU NOT TO TALK ABOUT THIS

 

Jinnie

pretty sure i ignored you

 

Minnie

um hi

 

Taetae

MINNIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

YOURE ALIVE

 

Jinnie

oh thank fucking god

 

Hobi

how are you feeling
are you okay

 

Taetae

HOW BADLY ARE YOU INJURED

TELL ME EVERTGHING

 

Minnie

i'm so sorry

 

Taetae

what

why are you apologizing

 

Minnie

Taetae

fuck

i'm so sorry it's all my fault

you're all here bc of me

and I just

i'm so soryr

 

Kookie

Jimin what the fuck are you talking about

 

Minnie

Jungkook?

 

Taetae

MINNIE ITS NOT YOUR FAULT

 

Minnie

you're here too?

 

Jinnie

wasn't he supposed to be here?

 

Taetae

you didn't know who was in the chat?

 

Minnie

i

i didn't know there was some chat to begin with

who is in the chat

 

Jinnie

well

it's me, Jungkook, Namjoon, Taehyung, Hobi and Yoongi

 

Minnie

oh

 

Taetae

what

what oh

CHIM TALK TO ME

 

Minnie

no

it's nothing

he just mentioned something

 

Kookie

what was it?

 

Minnie

it doesn;t matter

 

Hobi

you're not surprised we're here

 

Minnie

Hobi i'm so sorry

 

Hobi

stop apologizing :(

you know it's not your fault

 

Minnie

but it is!

I just

god i'm so sorry

i've never thought he'd do something like this

and bring you all into this mess

 

Kookie

stop it

stop beating yourself over this

we know for sure it's not your fault

 

Minnie

what are you even talking about

you guys

you have no idea what this is even about

 

Kookie

well that's true

but this chat was specifically made for us to find out

and I can assure you if there's anyone who's responsible for this

it's one of us

not you

 

Minnie

oh no

no no nonono

don't listen to him

none of you is responsible for this

 

Kookie

yet here we are

 

Taetae

are they fighting

they're fighting aren't they

 

Jinnie

why is my ship sinking

 

Minnie

it's because he thinks you are!

but that's not true!

 

Kookie

and you know that how if i may ask?

 

Minnie

bc you're not like that

none of you is

 

Kookie

we're all here bc we've done something illegal in the past

so we probably are

 

Hobi

can they stop :(

 

Minnie

you know about that..?

 

Kookie

yes we know about that

 

Minnie

oh

but

that's all in the past

it doesn't matter

 

Kookie

you don't know that

 

Minnie

i know way more than you

and none of you is involved in that

he's just

he's a spiteful and a very dangerous man who thinks he can do whatever the fuck he wants

and that's exactly what he's doing rn

it's just a game for him

he's playing with all of us

because he thinks that by using me

he'll get something he wants

but

he won't

bc he's wrong

 

Kookie

i really don't give a fuck about him

and i sure hope Nemo is one of us bc if not then

fuck Jimin

your life is at stake

 

Minnie

it's okay

I knew what i was doing when i got myself into this

but i promise i'll do everything I can to get all of you out

 

Taetae

Jimin

stop this fucking instant

 

Minnie

i'm sorry Taetae

god I really didn't mean for this to happen

 

Taetae

no

fuck

don't say that

we're getting you out

we'll solve this and you'll come back to us

 

Minnie

who's Nemo?

 

Taetae

DONT YOU FUCKING IGNORE ME

I TOLD JUNGKOOK YOU LOVE HIM

AND HE FUCKING LOVES YOU BACK

SO YOU BETTER COME BACK

SO YOU TWO CAN GET MARRIED

AND BEA LL GROSSLY IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER

DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME

 

Hobi

TAEHYUNGAFGADG

 

Jinnie

i'm living for this

he's so good at spilling the tea

 

Hobi

YOURE NOT HELPING JIN

 

Jinnie

excuse you

this bitch is saying he's ready to give up

while we're working our asses off to solve this fucking game

to get his beautiful ass out

forgive me if i'm a little upset

 

Minnie

tf no

i'm not giving up

 

Taetae

WHATRE YOU TRYING TO SAY THEN

 

Minnie

that it's my mess to clean

I couldn't give him the answers he wanted

and now he's trying to get to me by threatening you guys

that's why

the best you could do rn is to turn off the chat

and just ignore him

i'll deal with the rest

 

Kookie

that's not happening

 

Minnie

just think for one fucking second

you don't need to put yourself out for me

you shouldn't even be here

so just

please

 

Kookie

no

 

Minnie

no??

 

Jinnie

lmao who do you think we are

 

Hobi

we're not leaving you what the fuck

 

Taetae

in case our soulmate telepathy is not working

bc obviously you have some brain malfunction and you're not thinking straight

let me just tell you

that if you were next to me rn, i'd slap the shit out of you for the bs you're spewing :)

 

Minnie

listen to me

you don't know how fucking dangerous he is

i don't want him to hurt you

 

Kookie

well too late

he's already hurt us

by hurting you

so we'll get to the bottom of it

and now

we can waste time arguing

or we can get to work

but like tbh i doubt you can tell us anything so like

go to sleep or something

we don't need you whining here

 

Minnie

I

 

Taetae

oh boy hE SNAPPED

 

Jinnie

JUNGKOOKSIFVHADIH

WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS

 

Kookie

I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE HOW FUCKING DUMB MY CRUSH IS

 

Hobi

CRUSH

 

Taetae

H I S CRUSH

 

Jinnie

WHY AM I CRYING

 

Minnie

who's Nemo?

 

Taetae

HES CHANGING THE SUBJECT I CANT BREATHE

 

Minnie

i'd just like to say that you're fucking canceled

and that i'm looking for a new best friend

who isn't a fucking snitch

 

Taetae

thank you would be enough bish

 

Kookie

if you're willing to help we could explain everything to you

 

Minnie

thanks Kookie

i'd like that

 

Kookie

 

Taetae

 

Jinnie

 

Hobi

 

Taetae

he really is fucking dumb

 

Minnie

BITCH HE CAN ALREADY SEE THE PET NAME AND THE HEART

WHATS DONE IS DONE

 

Taetae

can i show him your nudes then

 

Minnie

fuck i think my wound just opened

 

Taetae

lmao

JDSGIFBSFIWAIT REALLY

 

Jinnie

BITCHES I THINK YOU JUST KILLED JUNGKOOK

 

Taetae

HES BLUSHINGIDHGIEH

 

Jinnie

HE JUST PUSHED TAEHYYNG OFF THE COUCH

 

Hobi

ARE YOU GUYS OKAY

 

Minnie

so who's Nemo?

 

Kookie

i'll get to that in a second

but first

we don't know what's with all the finding nemo references

but the chat is named finding Jimin as you can see

and the guy who kidnapped you

he calls himself Darla

 

Hobi

it stopped being funny a while ago

 

Jinnie

like none of them didn't even address what Taehyung said

 

Taetae

ikr

expected more from jikook

 

Kookie

Darla told us that we were invited here for three reasons

he told us two out of them

and the third one was for us to guess which was the one i'd told you already

that we've done something illegal in the past

and now all we have to do is to find out who's “pissed him off”

and that someone is Nemo

that's how we call him

 

Minnie

you really believe Nemo is one of you?

 

Kookie

Darla said that he's sure that he is

why you're not?

 

Minnie

bc that wouldn't make any sense

 

Hobi

sorry to interrupt

but Yoongi just arrived

 

Minnie

you're meeting with Yoongi??

 

Hobi

ajgfuf he brought food

he's so cute :(

 

Jinnie

brief him in on everything Hobi!!

 

Minnie

but even i've never met him

 

Taetae

you're pouting aren't you

 

Jinnie

why tho

 

Taetae

i told you didn't i

this bish only works that's all he ever does

 

Minnie

Kim Taehyung.

 

Taetae

oh

 

Minnie

:)

 

Jinnie

no kidding he's been spilling the tea all this time

 

Minnie

really now

 

Taetae

IVE BEEN NOT

 

Yoongs has entered the chat

 

Yoongs

SUNSHINE

I HEARD YOU'RE HERE

ARE YOU OKAY

 

Jinnie

the fuck

 

Minnie

MUFFIN I'M OKAY

PLEASE DONT WORRY :(

 

Yoongs

are you really

aren't you hurt

 

Jinnie

where a re my glasses

 

Taetae

was that an auto-correct??

 

Hobi

m-muffin..?

 

Kookie

 

Minnie

i am but i'm fine now

they took care of my wounds

 

Yoongs

wounds?

As in plural?

 

Minnie

 

Yoongs

what exactly happened at your apartment?

can you talk about that?

 

Taetae

hold on

before we do that

why did you call him muffin

 

Minnie

bc he's sweet and soft like a muffin??

 

Jinnie

what did i just read with my two naked eyeballs

 

Hobi

he so is :(

 

Minnie

ikr :(

 

Taetae

my brain hurts

 

Jinnie

what about my eyeballs

NO NEVER-FUCKING-MIND

 

Yoongs

what is he on

 

Taetae

nah it's just

Namjoon's arrived

DFSIBGSDHBIJFSIBJI

THEYRE KISSING

I REPEAT

THEYRE KISSING

 

Yoongs

sunshine

the apartment??

 

Minnie

oh um

 

Kookie

let's wait for Namjoon

 

Yoongs

y'all are together

you can brief him in

 

Taetae

is this what mutiny looks like

 

Yoongs

 

Hobi

the face he just made ishfiwhg

 

Minnie

is he shorter than me

 

Taetae

LMAOOO

 

Hobi

he is actually

 

Yoongs

AM NOT

 

Minnie

say again bitch

can't hear you

 

Yoongs

i feel so attacked rn

 

Taetae

look at him

acting oh so tall like if he's not a sprout himself

 

Minnie

can someone kick him pls

 

Kookie

done bby

 

Minnie

thanks Kookie

 

Taetae

HE REALLY JUST KICKED ME WTF

 

Yoongs

did he just call him baby

Hobi sTOP SCREAMING

 

Hobi

but they're s cute omg :((

 

Kim Namjoon has entered the chat.

 

Jinnie

I just left for a second

why is Jungkook a blushing mess again

and wtf happened to Taehyung

what did i miss

 

Yoongs

a lot

hope the kiss was worth it

 

Jinnie

bitch that was the best kiss i've ever had no lie

12/10 would recommend

 

Kim Namjoon

 

Jinnie

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Yoongs

now since Namjoon's here

tell us what you can Jimin

 

Kim Namjoon

wh at are you talkinfg about

 

Jinnie

oh I forgot to mention

Jimin's here with us in the chat

 

Minnie

hi Namjoon

 

Kim Namjoon

Oh, Jimin, hello! Oh my god, this is awkward

I really hope you're okay!

 

Taetae

i cringed so hard

 

Minnie

i'm fine, thank you!

 

Yoongs

sunshine

please start talking before it gets any more awkward

 

Minnie

oh uh

right

well i guess i can tell you what happened

it was Friday or more like already Saturday when i came back home after work

it was past midnight and I was really tired, about to go to sleep

when i realized that i wasn't alone

I didn't react fast enough and there were just so many of them

that instead of fighting them off

i was forced to listen to him

i mean Darla

you said that he's looking for Nemo bc he's pissed him off?

That's an interesting way to put it tbh

but like

i know Darla

and we've met that day in the morning too

but to see him in my apartment

well to say that I was shocked would be an understatement

like i said

Darla wants something

answers to be more exact

but i couldn't give them to him

not bc I didn't want to

i just don't know that much

and ihave no idea why

but somehow he thinks that

that the person who's holding the answers is someone close to me

and it just doesn't make any sense to me

he believes he's right tho

that's what the game is for

he didn't tell me any details

just that there were some people that i've a soft spot for

and he wanted to bring them together

so they'd deliver him the answers he wants

seeing all of you here

now I understand what he meant

bc what Nemo's done is illegal so i'm assuming that's why he chose you to be here

but once he threatened Hobi i just

i couldn't let him do whatever the fuck he wanted

i mean it was bad enough but the fact that he knew so much about something no one was supposed to know

i had to do something

but there were too many of them and

god i promise i'll fix it

idk how yet

but i'll fix it

 

Kookie

yea and we're back to you being useless

go to sleep

 

Yoongs

wait but we didn't know that

now it kinda makes sense??

how Darla doesn't know who Nemo is

but knows Jimin

like they actually know each other

 

Hobi

Tae maybe you know him too??

 

Taetae

do i, Chim??

 

Minnie

no you don't

I mean

technically you don't..

i don't know tbh

but wait

i meant what i said

you really should just leave this chat for your own safety

 

Jinnie

i love you but can you like

shut the fuck up and let us work

 

Taetae

so it means there's a chance that I DO know him?

 

Minnie

i think so?

 

Kim Namjoon

What kind of relationship do you two have?

 

Kookie

is he some friend of yours

 

Minnie

no

 

Taetae

then what?

 

Minnie

can't tell you that

 

Kim Namjoon

So is it a work-based relationship?

 

Hobi

how would Darla be connected to one of us then

 

Minnie

i told you he's not

 

Kookie

your opinion is irrelevant in this house

 

Minnie

THE SOONER YOU REALIZE THAT

THE SOONER HE'LL STOPT HIS FUCKING GAME

 

Kookie

baby he told us that he knows for sure that Nemo is one of us

 

Minnie

don't baby me :(

 

Taetae

did Nemo kill someone

 

Yoongs

i know you write for a living but this honestly needs to stop

 

Minnie

what no

of course not

 

Kookie

so we know at least it's not connected to his job

 

Jinnie

wait

baby?

BABY??

HOW MUCH TF DID I MISS

 

Yoongs

told you

a lot

 

Kim Namjoon

But it can be related. Jimin didn't only work on homicide cases.

And if Darla's someone he knows from work, it doesn't necessarily mean that it has to have something to do with a case. It can be just someone he bumps into at the precinct or something.

 

Taetae

it narrows the possibilities tho

only if a bit

 

Jinnie

nah not really

that's still a shit ton of people left

 

Hobi

but it's better than nothing :(

Chapter Text

 

 NOW

 

It has been just revealed that four mercenaries with ex military background were found dead at the still missing Park Jimin's apartment. Two other men involved in the kidnapping were admitted to the General Hospital short after the accident has occurred, with one of them dying from the fatal wounds he has suffered from. There is no information about the other man. The ongoing investigation has proved that at least dozen men were present at Park Jimin's apartment but the whereabouts of the remaining, supposedly alive, men are still unknown–

 

“…investigation has showed that it is likely that he has suffered from several wounds. […] No new information about his status and whereabouts were revealed–”

 

The Police's still waiting for possible calls from his kidnappers. No contact has been made as we speak–”

 

It is still unknown who has hired them and what is their goal–”

 

“…Kim Youngha has said. We are very excited for–“

 

 

Hushed voices coming from the TV were something that snapped him back to reality from his vegetation state; he was neither asleep nor awake, but his mind finally caught on to some words, realizing someone was changing the channels, majority of them talking about his kidnapping, until the sound was abruptly caught off as someone had turned the TV off. But it was the last story that got his attention, forcing his brain to wake up and think.

 

He wasn't sure how much time had passed since he was brought here. Thankfully, apart from scratches and other bruises, the bullet that hit his left arm went through, and although he couldn't remember from where the wound at his thigh was coming from, he could feel the pressure there and he was sure it was because of a dressing that was now being securely wrapped around his leg. He was in and out of consciousness this whole time, with memory blanks that he had a hard time filling in, but he did remember seeing someone wearing scrubs, so considering that he was feeling slightly better than before, it must have meant that someone did take care of his wounds.

 

It was only when his brain offered him yet another memory, reminding him of his short conversation with Hoseok, that he truly sobered up. A wave of emotions washed over him as he processed that thought. He wanted to blame it on his mind playing tricks on him, but he knew that it had happened, that it had really happened, and this time he couldn't stop the uneasiness spreading over his body, with more memories flooding his mind, the events of that night coming back to him, settling an anxious feeling in his stomach.

 

And then it hit him. That's right. Kim Youngha, the Kim Youngha had broken into his apartment. It was still hard for him to believe it. He has heard a lot about him, from Sangwook, too, but not even once has it crossed his mind that he would do something like this. That he would break into his apartment, assault him and threaten him just to get the answers he wanted. The answers, the thing was, Jimin didn't have. And Kim knew that, because Jimin and Sangwook were keeping him informed all this time. There were no new leads and they had told him that, the very same day that he decided to make his uninvited appearance at Jimin's place. But what concerned him more was how did Kim knew about other things… How did he know about Hobi? If there was one thing Jimin was sure of, it was that there was just no way that he could possibly have something against them. Jimin took care of that, there was no direct evidence that could link it to them nor make them appear guilty. Yet Kim knew. He knew about the lake house. It didn't matter how much and what exactly, because the mere fact that he did, was scaring him, making him wonder… What else did he know?

 

He was mad at himself for not stopping him, for letting him take him captive. But there was no denying that for the past three months he was living his job, not taking much care of himself, resulting in him being in quite bad shape. That, and there were just too many of them for him to be able to successfully take them down. And now, he was at Kim's mercy, with his secrets being threaten to be revealed, and his friends being put in danger. Kim had told him that he was going to put his friends to a challenge, a game, so they would give him the answers he wanted. He didn't specify who exactly, and Jimin didn't want to think that, but it was more than likely that Hobi was one of them. Otherwise, mentioning the lake house wouldn't make much sense. The thought how much stress would that put on the older was making him even more angry, and guilty, because he didn't deserve that. No matter who else was there, none of them deserved to be dragged into his mess. His and Sangwook's.

 

If three months ago someone told him that he would be working with him, Jimin would probably laugh. Yet here he was, in the middle of it, worse, kidnapped because of it. And now there were less than five days for him to do something about it. It was an unusual case, where the victim was also a suspect, and Jimin felt nothing admitting that he didn't care much about Kim's problems, his main goal being to put him into jail for all the crimes he has ever committed. They were careful with the ongoing investigation against him, even having a breakthrough, but now, with him kidnapping Jimin, that would grant them way much more time than they could ever ask for to search for evidences against him when he would be serving in jail for this particular offense. That was a gold opportunity right there, but Jimin was aware of the complications that would arise if that happened. Kim just knew too much, and with or without evidences, he could mess up everything Jimin, and Hoseok, has ever worked for, that's why he had to be careful with his next step. He had to think of a way of exposing Kim without anyone paying unnecessary attention to him and Hoseok. How he was going to do that, though, he had no clue, but the clock was ticking and Jimin knew he had to think of something fast. Or it would be too late.

 

“…and done!” Someone chirped happily, and Jimin snapped his eyes open, only now realizing that there was someone sitting next to him on a bed, smiling at him. The quick motion made him dizzy but he blinked it away, staring at the person who appeared to be a doctor. He patted Jimin's arm gently and left him, confused and tired. He lowered his eyes, seeing now new dressing covering his wounds. They weren't fatal but he sure had lost a lot of blood, and his body felt like it was on fire. “How are you feeling, Mr Park?” A sudden voice made him turn his head, his eyes meeting with Kim's. He was sitting at the corner of his bed, staring at him with a smirk on his lips. It was probably a mixture of both, painkillers and weeks of exhausting himself, but he had a hard time focusing on him. Yet met with that smile, his face naturally scrunched in disgust, making the other laugh. In a way, that served him as a wake up call.

 

“Why are you doing this?” He asked, his voice hoarse and hushed, carefully trying to prop himself on his elbows so he could sit down. The older man watched his futile attempts for a few moments before he got up, coming closer to him with an unreadable expression. It surprised Jimin when he gently pulled him up, helping him to lean his back against the pillows. “I told you, I want answers,” he said, pulling the covers up over him. Jimin bit on his lip, suppressing the sudden wave of pain hitting his body, as he turned himself a bit to sit more comfortably. Kim had stepped back in that time, straightening his shirt first, then throwing his jacket over his shoulders. “You should've let us do our job, then.”

 

Kim looked at him without a word, Jimin didn't look away, maintaining the eye contact between them. He looked thoughtful, and when he finally asked what was on his mind, Jimin almost scoffed at him, ignoring the insinuations he was implying,

 

“Let me ask you a question,” he narrowed his eyes at him, “hypothetically speaking, if one of your friends were responsible for this, what would you do?”

 

“Nothing, because none of them is.”

 

A roll of his eyes and a loud sigh leaving Kim's lips made Jimin's blood boil, but he didn't let that show. “I bet you'd cover for them again,” he tried once more, but seeing Jimin not budging, he turned on his heel, slowly walking to the table to pour a glass of water. As he was making his way back to Jimin's bed, Jimin heard himself asking,

 

“Why do you think it has anything to do with my friends in the first place?”

 

When he stood next to him, Jimin gladly accepted the gesture as he brought the glass to his lips, letting him to drink. His throat was dry and before he knew, the glass was empty. He sighed relieved, sinking deeper into the pillows, as Kim put the glass on the nightstand, placing himself on an expensive looking chair not so far away from him.

 

“The gifts,” came a simple answer. “Although, I don't know why would he involve you like this,” he said thoughtfully, “you're a homicide detective, after all. Throwing you into something you have zero expertise with, it just doesn't make any sense.”

 

“Maybe the gifts are just a coincidence,” he suggested, despite that even he didn't believe that. When Kim laughed, he knew, that he didn't, either. “There's no such thing, everything happens for a reason, Mr Park. Which means, he wanted you to be involved. I just don't know why,” he stressed the last word, searching Jimin's face for something, but Jimin stayed still, unbothered. Kim tilted his head, clicking his tongue. “Think about it, someone informed authorities about my little problem and suddenly, those gifts started piling up at your doorstep. Not anyone else's, but yours, even though you had nothing to do with it. It was now your partner, Mr Joo that was in charge of the case, not you. So why were those gifts sent to you? I mean, why do you think they wanted you so badly on their team? Sure, you're good, I'll give you that. But do you really think that was the reason? They knew that you were the key to solving it, and they damn sure did everything they could to get you to work with them.”

 

It's not like Jimin didn't know that. When Sangwook had requested for Jimin to help them with the investigation, he wasn't that much surprised. He would have done the same actually if he was him, considering those gifts were the only clues they had. But as Sangwook had asked him, and now Kim, Jimin had no idea why they were sent to him. Why someone wanted him to get involved in that case. He had checked so many times already, but as much as they knew that Kim has killed and ordered others to kill for him in the past, this time there were no bodies left behind and Jimin really really wasn't needed there. Yet someone wanted him in. But why?

 

“The gifts, I saw you're keeping them at your apartment. They're really beautiful, aren't they? Quite personal, too,” he hummed. “Is this what's this about? Because they look personal, whatever it means, you think they were gifted to me by one of my friends?” He almost laughed, not believing what he was hearing.

 

The mask on his face broke in that moment, the act he had put up bursting like a bubble, as he glanced at him with his eyes black, cold, sending shivers down Jimin's spine.

 

“It wasn't my first guess, you know. It took me more than three months to find everything about you so I could finally come up with a theory. And to be quite honest, was I one hundred percent sure that someone close to you was involved? No. But turns out, it was a lucky one,” he chuckled, but it came out more like a growl than a laugh, unpleasant to listen to, like everything about him. “You're all dirty, and whether you agree with it or not, those gifts, they were very personal, like the person who got them for you wanted your attention. And well, they clearly succeeded because you're working on the case. But worry not, it shall be over soon. And I can promise you that whoever wanted you in, I'll make him regret that,” he concluded at the same time as Jimin's phone beeped with a notification. Kim pulled the phone out of his pocket, checking the message. Jimin watched him, part of him wondering what the hell was he doing with his phone, while the rest of him was mulling over everything Kim had said. No matter how hard he tried, he just couldn't imagine, consider even, that someone close to him could have ever done it. That they would go through so much trouble to– To what? It just didn't make any sense.

 

“I have an idea,” when Jimin looked up at him, he noticed that he wasn't sitting anymore, he was looking for something in a drawer of his desk. He blinked confused, did he space out again? When something was suddenly thrown in his direction, he caught it unconsciously, only to hiss in pain at the sudden movement. As he had calmed down, taking a deep breath in, he looked at what he was holding in his hand. It surprised him when he realized it was a phone. He looked quizzically at Kim. “So you don't believe me that I'm right, is that correct?” He nodded, more from bewilderment than anything else. “Well, let's play a game.”

 

“What game?” He asked, his eyes wide, flailing between the black screen and Kim's mischievous grin.

 

“See for yourself. You're a detective, aren't you? So do your job. Don't tell them anything, just try to figure out whether I'm right based on what they're saying.”

 

He parted his lips, completely perplexed, when the phone he was holding vibrated. He peeked at the screen, only to see an invitation to a chat. He furrowed his brows, hesitating only for a second before he accepted it. The messages started flowing in almost instantly, and he felt sick recognizing the names.

 

“I don't understand–“

 

There was a knock on the door and after Kim's quiet, “come in,” another person entered the room. Kim looked at them telling them to wait, as he faced Jimin with an inpatient look,

 

“There are six of your friends in that chat. I'm confident that one of them is the one I'm looking for. You're not. Prove it, then,” was what he said, as he grabbed his briefcase, moving to leave the room. “Now if you'll excuse me, I have a meeting with your dear partner. Let's hope he hasn't figured anything out yet because I'd hate if anything happened to him,” he sang with an amused lilt to his voice, leaving Jimin dreaded and confused, as he was staring blankly at the phone.

Chapter Text

Taetae

but that's a start??

like I may actually know the dude??

wait

he's a dude right?

i mean we just assumed but like

 

Minnie

yes he is

 

Kookie

can you describe him

 

Minnie

well he's in his early sixties

looks like a nice old man

gray hair wrinkled face

he's taller than me

and he's a fucking asshole

 

Hobi

somehow i thought he'd be our age idk why

 

Yoongs

is he some old creep

 

Taetae

everyone's taller than you tho

that doesnt' help much

 

Hobi

Yoongi isn't

 

Taetae

so everyone but Yoongi

doesn't make a difference

 

Yoongs

is this roast Yoongi day or smth

 

Kim Namjoon

Can I just say that I really like Jin's laugh.

 

Hobi

jdjdjdh

cute

 

Yoongs

why is he laughing

 

Kim Namjoon

Jungkook is smacking Taehyung with a pillow.

He's actually adorable :(

He's telling Taehyung how Jimin's just a perfect size for cuddles and how he won't stand for him disrespecting H I S baby any further :((((

 

Hobi

omg that's so sweet :(((((

 

Minnie

i don't think i'll ever get used to you using emojis

it honestly feels weird

 

Yoongs

wait till you see him do the keyboard smash

 

Minnie

but y'all get along really well

i'm surprised

 

Yoongs

i mean it was either that

or screaming and not trusting each other

but we all care about you so of course we chose the former

 

Minnie

ugh i'm so sorry :(

 

Taetae

too bad we can't smack him

 

Kookie

ikr

 

Jinnie

lmao bish you'd never

 

Kookie

true

but i could punch him with my lips

 

Minnie

JDFIJIJDVNSV

 

Taetae

CHIM ARE YOU BREATHING

 

Kim Namjoon

But you both have something in common.

 

Jinnie

who do you mean baby

 

Kim Namjoon

You and Jungkook.

 

Taetae

oh you're so right

they both act like confident gay here in the chat

but look at them

they're a blushing messes lmaoooo

 

Jinnie

fuck don't expose me

 

Taetae

your boyfriend is literally sitting next to you

 

Kim Namjoon

BOUFRIEND SIGVBHI HI

 

Minnie

what did i just witness

 

Yoongs

told ya so

 

Taetae

GUYS NAMJOON LOOKS SO FUCKING CUTE RN

AND SO SHY

 

Jinnie

FCK LOOK AT HIS DIMPLES

I GOTTA KISS

 

Minnie

so

are you like this since the beginning or

 

Hobi

your rescue squad is full of gays and a mess™

but no worries

we got this

 

Minnie

really..

 

Taetae

we're actually drunk

and crying every other second

but like

sure

we got this

 

Kookie

im sober

 

Jinnie

no you're not

 

Minnie

then maybe you should really consider leaving..

i know how fucking stressed you must be rn

that's why you really should just leave it to me

 

Kim Namjoon

Jimin, we got this.

 

Minnie

who are you and what did you do with Namjoon

 

Taetae

i'm gonna kick your pretty boy's ass if you don't shut up

 

Minnie

with your noodle limbs

 

Taetae

THE DISRESPECT

 

Jinnie

so you're agreeing 

 

Minnie

i mean have you seen him

he's really pretty

 

Kookie

no u are

 

Minnie

but you're prettier

 

Kookie

um no? i'm not??

you literally look like an angel??

 

Minnie

you're a cute little bunny and you look the prettiest

don't fight me on that

 

Kookie

listen bish

 

Minnie

NO YOU LISTEN

I WAS BORN FIRST

 

Kookie

WHAT DOES THAT EVEN HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING

 

Yoongs

jfc even namjin isn't that gross

 

Taetae

what have i done

 

Jinnie

that was too much tea

and now i'm feeling sick

 

Hobi

they're cute :(

 

Kim Namjoon

So in love with each other isn't that beautiful :(

 

Taetae

hold up

weren't we like talking about something important just before

 

Hobi

!!

this reminded me

is Darla rich

 

Taetae

!!

that's a good one!

 

Minnie

why?

 

Kim Namjoon

He said something that makes us think so.

 

Kookie

no wait

is he famous online or smth

 

Yoongs

does it matter

 

Jinnie

social media can be powerful

just look at my fans

 

Kim Namjoon

It could work, too.

 

Taetae

Chim is he??

 

Minnie

yeah

he's rich af

 

Hobi

and famous??

 

Minnie

i wouldn't use that word..

 

Yoongs

but he's a public figure?

 

Minnie

kind of?

 

Taetae

if he's then like there's no way Kook could know him

 

Kim Namjoon

I don't think we have to know him personally.

 

Kookie

but how can you piss someone off when you don't even know them

 

Yoongs

you don't have to know someone just to be pissed at them

 

Taetae

like just the other day someone bumped into me and spilled coffee at me

I was very much pissed at them despite not knowing who tf they were

 

Yoongs

see

 

Kookie

weren't you saying that the reason behind all this couldn't be anything random

 

Taetae

yeah we also shouldn't be allowed to meet with each other

and like i don't think kidnappers usually allow their victims to talk to others AND help them to find the reason why were they kidnapped in the first place

and we're here bc we've done some illegal shit

so like

i honestly don't know anything anymore

 

Jinnie

at least we're slowly getting close

let me sum everything up

so we have a better idea of what we know so far

he's an old creep

someone that Taehyung may or may not know

and he's a public figure

does it ring a bell for anyone

 

Kim Namjoon

There're so many old men I have to deal with on a daily basis that it could literally be anyone..

 

Yoongs

right, the description is too vague

 

Minnie

actually..

you all may know him

 

Taetae

how would you know that??

 

Minnie

ugh

it's just

it's not impossible you know?

 

Hobi

is it possible that he knows us then?

like did he know us before the chat happened?

 

Minnie

idk maybe?

 

Kookie

Jin and Taehyung are famous tho

Namjoon's a lawyer

he could've even stumbled upon Hobi's and Yoongi's videos on yt so

 

Jinnie

it'd be better to just focus on the fact that WE may know him then

 

Yoongs

but Jimin's not friends with him

their relationship might be work-related but for all we know

they could be strangers

we all could be strangers

 

Kim Namjoon

Jimin, besides that one time, have you and Darla ever met before?

 

Minnie

yes

 

Taetae

but do you two talk??

 

Minnie

yes

Kookie

so they're not strangers

 

Yoongs

was it an actual conversation or just exchanging greetings?

 

Minnie

no

we talk every time we see each other

 

Hobi

where are the two of you usually meeting?

 

Minnie

can't tell you that

 

Kim Namjoon

Does it have anything to do with one of the cases you were working on?

 

Jinnie

Joonie baby

hadn't we already established that none of us is a serial killer

 

Kim Namjoon

Yes, you're right, baby.

But Jimin haven't been always a homicide detective. He DID work on other cases.

 

Kookie

hey i don't want to bring this up

but like we still don't know what Hobi, Yoongi and Tae did

 

Minnie

what

what do you mean

 

Kookie

i told you baby

we've all done something illegal but not all of us had told us what exactly

 

Minnie

wait oh my god

you talked about this here??!

did you really

did you really write what you did?

Oh my god

i thought you just mentioned it or something

but why

why would you do that

how could you be so reckless oh my god

 

Taetae

Chim stop freaking out

 

Minnie

no you don't understand

i didn't tell Darla anything

i've never confirmed anything

all he's is some clues but no actual evidences

I mean there's just now way he could've found anything

but whatever you'd confessed here

whatever you'd said here

it could all be used against you in a court

 

Jinnie

so

 

Minnie

so?? are you fucking serious

 

Taetae

look Chim we're getting you out even if we end up in jail lol

 

Minnie

Taehyung it's not funny

 

Yoongs

we're not joking tho

 

Minnie

well you should be bc ITS NOT FUCKING FUNNY

 

Kookie

i'm not letting him hurt you

 

Minnie

Jungkook

 

Kookie

no

i'll do whatever it takes

so he lets you go

 

Jinnie

hey don't play a hero here

 

Hobi

right like we're all in this together

 

Kim Namjoon

It's like we're six knights and Jimin's the prince we're going to rescue.

 

Yoongs

how much did he drink

 

Minnie

stop joking :(

please just leave the chat

it all still can be fixed

 

Kookie

who would like to start?

 

Minnie

STOP IGNORING ME

 

Hobi

i could

 

Minnie

Hobi no

 

Hobi

it's okay

 

Minnie

no it's not

please don't do this

you don't have to
none of you have to

please

i'm sure none of you is Nemo

so all this is unnecessary

please don't say anything

 

Kookie

i'll have to log you out if you don't stop talking

 

Minnie

why are you like this

do you even know what you're doing

do you know what he could do with all that knowledge?

 

Kookie

we do

and we're okay with that if it's for you

now please stop talking

Hobi, please start whenever you feel comfortable

 

Hobi

yes um

i'll be blunt here

 

Yoongs

why did you lock yourself in the bedroom

 

Hobi

i don't want you to see me like that

 

Jinnie

Yoongi what is going on

 

Yoongs

idk

lemme check

HOBI

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK

I CAN HEAR YOU CRYING

 

Kim Namjoon

Hobi, you don't have to force yourself if you don't want to tell us.

 

Taetae

if you don't want to

you could log out

and Chim could explain everything to us

 

Jinnie

don't say shit like that

 

Taetae

we need to know everything so we can guess who Nemo is

 

Minnie

i won't tell you shit

 

Kookie

i told you not to talk to us

 

Minnie

fuck you

 

Taetae

don't give him ideas

 

Minnie

I HATE ALL OF YOU

 

Jinnie

we love you too

 

Hobi

YOONGI WHAT TF DID YOU DO

 

Kim Namjoon

What happened?

 

Yoongs

i broke the door

and we're cuddling on the floor rn

he looks really shaken up

he's sobbing

idk what to do

 

Jinnie

you broke what

 

Taetae

is he okay

why is he crying

 

Minnie

Hobi hey

please stop crying

you know i hate it when you do

and now i'm crying too

so please stop

we don't have to go back to what happened

you don't have to say anything

really it's okay

you must be so scared and nervous

it's all my fault and i'm so

so sorry about that

but you're okay

no one is going to hurt you anymore

you can trust Yoongi

he's the softest guy i've ever met and he's going to take care of you

that's why please just listen to me

and leave this chat

i promise everything is going to be okay

I can fix everything

and i won't ever let Darla hurt any of you

so please

 

Hobi

Jimin i'm sorry

 

Minnie

for what

you have nothing to apologize for

 

Hobi

my secret is that I

 

Minnie

Hobi

don't

please don;t

 

Hobi

i killed someone

 

Minnie

no you didn't

 

Hobi

Jimin

 

Minnie

you weren't even there

what the hell are you even talking about

 

Hobi

stop

 

Minnie

it was me

I did that

 

Hobi

STOP

i killed him

and nothing you say is going to change that

 

Minnie

what the fuck

Hobi what the fuck

 

Hobi

i'm sorry

 

Minnie

no i am

it's al my fault

oh my g od im so

 

Hobi

stop crying

 

Taetae

what do you mean you killed someone

 

Jinnie

are we talking here cold blooded murder or

 

Kookie

then the reason you've left your hometown

and changed your name is that

 

Minnie

it was an accident

it was all an accident

it wasn't even his fault

it just happened

he'd never hurt anyone on purpose

 

Kim Namjoon

Could you tell us what exactly happened?

 

Minnie

didn't he tell you enough

 

Hobi

he was my boyfriend

 

Minnie

fuck i'll

Hobi i'll tell them

 

Hobi

i can do that

 

Minnie

no you can't

Yoongi I know it's a lot but

could you comfort him please?

he really needs it

 

Hobi

Jimin i'm fine

 

Yoongs

what do you think i'm doing rn

 

Minnie

thank you

and please don't let him see what i'm about to write

 

Yoongs

done

i took his phone away from him

 

Taetae

why have you never told me

when Hobi left

we've all thought they were chasing their dreams

and when i saw his yt account

i was like omg he's really made it!!

but it was all a lie??

 

Minnie

what was i supposed to tell you

hey remember that lake trip i didn't take you on and you weren't talking to me for two whole weeks bc of that?
yeah you see there was a fucking reason for that

bc Hobi's boyfriend was abusing him all this fucking time beating the shit out of him

and I didn't want you to see that bc you had no fucking clue and you were too innocent to notice

oh and the cherry on fucking top?

That abusing bastard fucking tripped and died

what a hell of a story

 

Taetae

he was doing what

 

Minnie

Taehyung everyone knew

everyone knew he was a manipulative asshole and that he was a shit of a boyfriend to Hobi

but no one fucking cared

 

Taetae

I

i didn't

fuck i

 

Minnie

i know Taetae i know

i didn't tell you anything bc Hobi didn't want me to

and when he left

there was just nothing left to say

 

Taetae

tell me what happened

the whole story

please Chim

tell me

 

Minnie

before I do

i'd just like to say that

Hobi is not a bad person

what happened was a pure accident

he really is not a bad person you need to believe me

 

Yoongs

we all know that

 

Jinnie

no one here would ever think otherwise

 

Kim Namjoon

We're not going to judge any of you.

 

Kookie

and whatever we talk about here i promise i'll make sure that Darla never uses any of it against us

 

Taetae

Chim?

 

Minnie

yes okay

ugh

i think before i tell you anything i should start from mentioning our hometown

so you have a better idea of the situation here

it's a very small town where everyone knows each other

it's impossible to hide anything from anyone bc everyone just k n o w s

my parents

they're doctors

they're like celebrities there and everyone loves them

bc of that

growing up i was very spoiled not only by my parents but everyone in town

but that wasn't the thing for Hobi

his parents left him when he was twelve

and by left I mean that his mother died from intoxication

she drunk herself to death

while his father ended up in jail

a robbery gone wrong someone was shot I won't go into details

after that Hobi was living with a foster family

that absolutely hated him and you can only imagine how bad it was

Hobi had nothing to do with his parents and he was nothing like them

but everyone still despised him

whe n we've met for the first time

he was just like he is now

always so happy

smiling all the time

but it was all but a mask

when he broke down in front of me for the first time

in that moment I told myself that i'd never let anyone hurt him

we got really close and after that

thank god everyone stopped bulling him

it was probably only bc he was friends with me

but I was glad

bc he didn't deserve any of it

he was just a whole sunshine so sweet and humble

and he deserved all the best

that brings us to his boyfriend

he was a sheriff's son

you see, it was something everyone knew as well

but the sheriff was an abusive fuck himself

drunk most of the time

and growing up in such a household had a bad influence on his son

bc he wasn't any better

yet everyone were closing an eye on that bc like I said

he was a sheriff's son

when Hobi met him

he was just so innocent you know

despite everyone hating on him, his parents being shit of a parents

there was just so much hope in him

god i told him to stay away from him

but he gave him a chance

and they fell in love with each other

there was nothing i could do

everyime i tried to tell him to leave him

he was only getting closer to him

it was only when i noticed the first bruises that i realized that something was very wrong

I confronted him about it but he denied everything

but then i heard everyone talking about it

like EVERYONE knew

and they were laughing

no one even gave a fuck

i was furious but every time i tried to do something Hobi was only pushing me away

I even talked to that asshole but he just laughed into my face thinking i was joking

he never touched him when i was around but it's not like i didn't know he was constantly beating him

before i knew the truth i thought that all the bruises all the scars

that they were from dancing

but Hobi is an amazing dancer and as we started dancing together i was sure it wasn't the case

so when i found out about them going on a lake trip

i begged them to go with them

bc I knew that in my company, he wouldn't dare to touch Hobi

not as often at least…

there was this lake house no one beside Hobi's boyfriend knew about

it was quite far away from our hometown

I mean we were young so tbh anything was far away for us

especially that none of us have ever traveled anywhere before

but anyway

the lake house

it was so deep into the woods that it was almost impossible to find

it was a very old house

and apparently his bf was going there quite a lot to renovate it after he'd found it

so when the three of us went there together

it actually wasn't looking that bad

starting from then we were going there quite a lot

the lake was near, there was the forest

it was nice, really nice

and one summer, we went there again

everything was as usual

we'd spend all the time together

bc i insisted most of the time

and his bf would agree bc thankfully no one was able to ever refuse me

but of course there were moments

were they'd ask me to leave..

it was one of those moments when.. when something happened

it was a very hot day, it was the middle of summer and it was just so hot

when they'd asked me to leave i didn't want to

but i did

usually i'd go then to chill by the lake, walk around

and after some time they'd come looking for me to bring me back

this time no one did

i went back on my own and when i entered the house it was

so quiet

i knew something was wrong and i got so fucking scared bc what if he hurt Hobi?

what if he did something to him?

when i spotted Hobi and i got closer to him i realized it wasn't the case..

I saw fresh bruises on his body he was crying

his hair was messy clothes in disarray

and there was his bf lying on the floor in a pool of blood

there was this big wound at the back of his head

and the corner of the table was covered in blood as well

so it wasn't hard to imagine what happened

Hobi told me that he was abusing him again

and he pushed him

that's it

he pushed him and there was this bulging spot in the floor that he'd promised to fix a long time ago but never had

and

and he tripped bc of that

he fell and hit his head on the table

when I got there it was already too late

there was nothing that could hel p him bc he was already dead

 

Taetae

Minnie..?

 

Minnie

i'm here just

please give me a moment

 

Minnie

you need to understand that

if we called ambulance

if the sheriff got there

I told Hobi that i'd take the blame

but we both knew that no one would believe that

and they hated Hobi so much

despite it being an accident

they'd drag him to jail

but

but they were always dreaming about leaving together

traveling the world

dancing their hearts out

it was their dream

and everyone knew that

if they just left like that no one would even bat an eye

so that's why

god it's been haunting me since then but

we dragged his body deep into the forest

and we left him there

after that we took his car so Hobi could take me home and then he left

I told everyone that they both left and they believed me

just like that

no one even questioned what i said

Hobi then changed his name, once he matured his appearance changed as well

he went to this art school and he fulfilled all of his dreams

while i've become a cop bc

nothing of it would've ever happened if the (1) one person that was supposed to protect us

wasn't so fucking biased

it doesn't change the fact that what we did was wrong but

yeah

I went back there years later

I burned that house down and

and his remains

and

that's what happened

that's the whole story

 

Taetae

i'm so sorry

 

Minnie

what

why would you be sorry

i am sorry

it's my fault i knew about everything yet i did nothing to prevent that

 

Taetae

bc i didn't know

you were in this all alone carrying everything on your shoulders

when i should've been there with you

i should've known fuck

 

Kookie

it's not your fault

 

Jinnie

Jimin thanks to you

Hobi is okay

he's not hurting anymore

you saved him

 

Minnie

but at what cost

 

Kim Namjoon

There was nothing else you could've done.

 

Yoongs

you said so yourself

it was an accident

 

Minnie

Yoongi we dumped his body into a fucking forest

i'm an awful person

 

Kookie

he was already dead there was nothing you could do to help him

 

Minnie

it shouldn't have happened in the first place

 

Yoongs

then after all you think Hobi is a bad person?

 

Minnie

excuse me

 

Yoongs

do you regret not calling the cops

 

Minnie

of course not but

 

Yoongs

then there's no buts

Hobi was protecting himself

the guy tripped and he died

was it an okay thing to do? To let him rot in that forest?

I'm not gonna lie to you

sure it was not

was there any other way though? No

but it doesn't make any of you a bad person

it was either you or him

it was either saving Hobi or giving him a proper funeral he didn't even deserve

he didn't deserve to die either but accidents happen

also

karma is a fucking bitch

and that's what happened there if you ask me

so don't beat yourself over this

it's all in the past

and it's time to move on

 

Jinnie

listen to what this bitch is saying bc for once he's fucking right

you did everything you could Jiminie

but young love is

it's like you know that you'll get yourself burned if you put your hand into fire, but you'll do that anyway bc that's how we learn

we make mistakes so we can learn from them, so we can finally see them

and in the end Hobi did realize that staying with that bastard was a mistake

there was nothing else you could've done, he'd to see it for himself, he'd to get burned

it's just

i wish it ended differently

but you can't turn back time

you just have to accept it and live with it

what you have to remember though is that you;re not alone

nor is Hobi

we're all here for you

and we'll always be

 

Minnie

i don't deserve any of you

 

Kim Namjoon

It's the opposite, Jimin.

WE don't deserve you.

 

Minnie

shut up

 

Taetae

you must look so ugly rn

 

Minnie

you bet i am

 

Kookie

you look always ethereal to me

even with a snot running down your face

 

Jinnie

that was weirdly specific

 

Minnie

Jungkook how did you know that

 

Yoongs

did this brat

 

Kookie

i hacked into the camera in your phone

hey stop covering it

I want to see your face

 

Kim Namjoon

Did you see anything? Is it possible to pinpoint Jimin's location or something?

 

Kookie

nope everything's black

I can only see his face through the front camera

 

Minnie

that's because i'm keeping the phone on a pillow bc I can only use one hand

and you can't fucking d o that

please stop

 

Hobi

why can't you use the other one??

 

Minnie

oh um

that's because

ugh..

wait when did Yoongi give you your phone back?

 

Hobi

just now

 

Minnie

you typed that too fast

oh my god you're lying

 

Yoongs

 

Minnie

you never took his phone away

 

Yoongs

so i lied so what

 

Hobi

don't be mad :(

 

Minnie

i'm not mad i just didn't want you to read all that :(

 

Hobi

I wanted to

we've never talked about this since that day i've left

and i've been blaming myself all this time because it's not your fault

it's mine

i was dumb i didn't listen to you

and then i made you do something so horrible

and i'm sorry about that

i'm sorry about everything

but also

i'm so thankful

i owe you my life and there's nothing i wouldn't do for you

bc i love you so fucking much you're the best friend i've ever had

and i want you to know that

I want you to stop blaming yourself for all the bad in the world

because if anything

it was you's brought so much good into so many other people's lives

including me, including all of us

and so many many others

you've made this world a better place

and you're doing this everyday

so don't feel bad

and let us help you too

 

Minnie

Hobi :((((

 

Kim Namjoon

Who's cutting onions.

 

Jinnie

oh look at the time

 

Taetae

you know it's actually really comforting

crying in a group

 

Yoongs

my shirt is all wet bc of Hobi

 

Hobi

what about my hoodie bish

 

Kim Namjoon

Jungkook looks like a baby now.

 

Jinnie

we should hydrate him he's never cried so much

 

Minnie

Taehyung you bitch take care of my baby and make sure he's not crying

 

Taetae

am i not your baby

 

Minnie

no

you're my precious soulmate and ily :(

 

Taetae

Kook come here i need a fucking hug

 

Yoongs

then what

is it my time to shine now

 

Taetae

stay in fucking line bitch

it's my turn now

 

Minnie

:(

 

Jinnie

did you kill someone

 

Taetae

okay i do agree i should probably stop asking people that

 

Jinnie

it's about time

 

Taetae

i did NOT kill someone tho

i'm not really good with words so i won't take as long as Chim

imma make it real quick

 

Kookie

you're a writer bro

 

Taetae

that's different bro

 

Jinnie

tbh I was expecting at least twelve paragraphs from you

now i'm disappointed

 

Minnie

do you know how long it takes him to write that much

 

Taetae

oh i see what is this

 

Minnie

do you know how many receipts i have on you

 

Taetae

i'm sure you do

but like did you forget that i have your nudes

 

Minnie

Taehyung i don't have any nudes

but are you forgetting about YOUR nudes

that i have

 

Taetae

that's a valid point you have there

but wait

WAIT

IF DARLA'S USING YOUR PHONE DOES THAT MEAN HE SAW MY NUDES

JIN STOP LAUGHING

 

Kookie

serves you right for being mean to my baby

 

Hobi

can we like ban the word wait in this chat

i feel like we're overusing it

but it's still stressing me out :(

 

Taetae

SOME OLD CREEP HAS SEEN MY NUDES

WHY NONE OF YOU CARES

 

Kim Namjoon

I feel bad for laughing.

 

Minnie

don't be he deserved that

 

Taetae

you're gonna get laid bc of me is that how you're thanking me?

 

Jinnie

WHY IS JUNGKOOK PANICKING

 

Kookie

YOU JUS T MADE HIM CHOKE ON HIS SPIT

IM GOING TO MURDER YOU KIM FUCKING TAEHYUNG

BABY BREATHE

 

Taetae

guess what else he could chokso dhgviosdbn ionsx

 

Yoongs

what was that

 

Kim Namjoon

They're fighting again.

 

Hobi

at this rate we're never going to find Nemo

 

Yoongs

that's fucking it

i'm going next

 

Taetae

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

i'd be too anxious if i went last

 

Yoongs

then start talking :)

 

Taetae

gulps
i will just
is my soulmate doing okay

 

Kookie

he's fine now

 

Jinnie

look at him pouting

 

Taetae

okay good

so

remember how i'd mentioned once that i have trust issues?

well there's a reason for that

it's easy for me to make new friends and it was always like that

i loved meeting new people i loved to talk to them

tbh it's never changed i still do

but there's always a point in any relationship

where you have to start sharing things about yourself

like if you don't want to stay as acquaintances forever and you want to take that relationship up to a higher lever

you have to give something to get something in return

or otherwise they'll just assume you're not interested, right?

i used to not mind it

that is until i've met someone that made me stop trusting anyone but Chim

it was when I published my first book

it was a huge success and truth to be told

it made me a lot of money

and when i mean a lot i mean A L O T

and that made people start looking differently at me

bc suddenly they weren't seeing me as the person I was

but me as if i was a fucking piggybank or smth

friends i thought that'd always stay by my side turned their backs on me

some asked me to lend them some money

some started using me for that reason

but the worst was when i thought that i've fallen in love

guys i almost got married and i wasn't drunk and in vegas

i was completely sober

i've almost lost everything i've worked for

bc long story short

i fell in love, they wanted only my money

things got ugly when i found out

and i was just so mad

not only did they cheat on me

but apparently they wanted to blackmail me with some dumb shit

and then it just happened

my mind wasn't clear and tbh I don't really remember much of it

everything's clouded

what i know is that i punched them once

and then again

and again

then it was Chim who pulled me away

and i've never seen them again

I was waiting for them to report my ass

but it never came

 

Minnie

 

Taetae

what did you do

 

Minnie

nothing

 

Taetae

see i tried to protect you back there

but you DO have nudes so like

 

Minnie

DAMN FINE

i blackmailed them back that's what happened

 

Taetae

you diD WHAT NOW

 

Minnie

they wanted to sue you bitch

what was i supposed to do??

 

Taetae

idk tell me??

 

Minnie

and then what

look i took care of it

you weren't the only one they tried to scam

so I told them that i'd report THEM if they said a fucking word about you

and they realized that it wasn't in their best interest

so they kept their mouth shut

but they're now in jail anyway so

 

Taetae

i can't believe you

when i stole those tests in college was that you that covered for me too?

 

Minnie

idk what you're talking about

 

Taetae

MY WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN A FUCKING LIE

 

Jinnie

okay so it wasn't that bad

 

Kookie

so does that mean if i ask you to give me some cash

you'll say no?

 

Taetae

talking to y'all make me so tired

 

Yoongs

tell me about it

 

Jinnie

what was that supposed to mean

 

Hobi

he just tsked

 

Jinnie

BITCH YOURE ON

 

Taetae

what was that sound

 

Kookie

Namjoon's making some tea.

 

Jinnie

 

Taetae

lmao did he break something

 

Jinnie

 

Minnie

when did you take that photo and why do i look like i want to cut a bitch

 

Jinnie

please come collect your fucking bf and your bf

and my bf when you're at it

or so help me gold

 

Yoongs

was that a typo

 

Kim Namjoon

I DIDN'T BREAK ANYTHING

I bumped into a chair :(

 

Jinnie

KSDFHVIASDGHI BABYY

LET ME KISS IT BETTER

 

Yoongs

i guess it's my turn then

 

Hobi

why is Kookie so quiet though

 

Taetae

he's busy staring at Chim

 

Minnie

WHATJDJGVJD

i told you to stop :(

 

Kookie

nah gotta make sure you're okay

 

Minnie

i am

 

Kookie

you don't look like you're

 

Hobi

right Jimin-ah

what happened to your hand?

 

Minnie

i got shot

but it's healing now please don't worry

 

Jinnie

bitch what are you waiting for

start talking

 

Minnie

what

 

Jinnie

not you Jiminie

Min fucking Yoongi

we're on a tight schedule here so

what did you do

did someone die from your tongue

 

Minnie

why so suddenly

 

Hobi

when did you listen to his songs

 

Kookie

oh right, baby

why didn't you tell me that you have a twitter

 

Minnie

i have a what

 

Kim Namjoon

Taehyung showed me your dance covers, you're really good, Jimin.

 

Minnie

TAEHYUNG DID WHAT

 

Taetae

IT WAS YOONGI WHO TOLD THEM NOT ME

 

Yoongs

I DID BECAUSE YOU TOLD ME TO??

jfc i'm so done with y'all dumb asses

and there's not much to tell

tax evasion

that's my crime

 

Jinnie

that's all?

But

that's so fucking boring?

 

Minnie

 

Yoongs

…and like i may or may have not spilled that to Jimin before i knew that he was a cop

 

Jinnie

go on

 

Yoongs

aaaand

let's say hypothetically

that i borrowed some money from.. from someone very dangerous and shady af

bc i was desperate and fucking poor

and he might have like

used to smuggle some stuff ugh in my albums after i became kinda popular

since I was still too poor to pay him back

and Jimin promised me not to report me

if i helped him to take him down

hypothetically of course

 

Taetae

bitch that's so

omg i need the details

 

Yoongs

fuck off

 

Taetae

Chim i have your nudes

 

Minnie

I WON'T SHARE CASE DETAILS WITH YOU BITCH

 

Kookie

baby but

you don't keep them in your phone right

 

Jinnie

did i raise a pervert

 

Hobi

are you dumb

he's just worried that Darla may see them :(

 

Kim Namjoon

My heart just did a thing, they're so precious we must protect :(

 

Minnie

J-Jungkook

i don't have any

 

Kookie

oh okay im just checking

 

Taetae

but you could delete mine

 

Kookie

not for free bro

 

Taetae

i'll show you Chim's nudes bro

 

Minnie

I DON'T HAVE ANY JFC

 

Yoongs

 

Jinnie

so how long did you wait to use a meme with me

 

Hobi

HE JUST THREW HIS PHONE AGAINST THE WALLJDJDJDSJFU

Chapter Text

Taetae

hey but i finally get it why Chim's so whipped for Kook

he cute af

handsome

tall

i may or may have not seen his abs

he's smart

pretty annoying if you ask me but i guess that's quite endearing about him

super innocent and he blushes like a teenage school girl

let's not forget THE bunny smile

his laugh iS FUCKING ADORABLE

he also paints

and did i mention that he's tall

 

Minnie

why does it even matter

 

Taetae

bitch i know you have a height kink don't even deny

 

Minnie

HES NOT THAT MUCH TALLER THAN ME

 

Taetae

those abs tho

 

Minnie

STAY TF AWAY

THEYRE MINE

 

Taetae

Minnie your possessiveness is showing

 

Kookie

THEYRE HIS DIDNT YOU HEAR

 

Yoongs

you two are gross

 

Jinnie

go throw yourself against the wall

 

Taetae

LMAOOO

 

Kim Namjoon

What are you guys doing now?

 

Yoongs

nothing

 

Hobi

actually if you must know

Yoongi's holding my hand for some reason

and he's wrapped around me like a koala

it's difficult af to type like that

 

Minnie

like you're complaining

 

Hobi

did i say that

 

Yoongs

anyway

 

Kim Namjoon

Can we like stop changing the subject all the time?

 

Jinnie

like just say you're whipped and go

 

Yoongs

so you're a nerd

you can paint

and you're cute

is there something you're not good at

 

Jinnie

flirting

 

Taetae

flirting

 

Kim Namjoon

definitely flirting

 

Minnie

um excuse me

i should be the judge of that

 

Taetae

you're biased

AND bad at flirting so

 

Hobi

that's cute about him tho

 

Taetae

true

 

Kookie

listen bitches

he just fucking smiled at me

and i was ready to die for him

 

Jinnie

but like no one cares about your opinion

 

Kookie

:(

 

Minnie

STOP BULLING MY BABY BUN

 

Minnie

 

Taetae

where did you get that

 

Minnie

i logged in to my cloud :)

 

Yoongs

can y'all like shut the fuck up

i was talking

 

Jinnie

you could make me

with your tongue

 

Yoongs

LET ME FUCKING LIVE

 

Minnie

what is it muffin

 

Yoongs

they're so mean :(

 

Minnie

i guess they're forgetting how many receipts i have on them :)))))))

 

Jinnie

fck

 

Taetae

it was nice knowing y'all

 

Kookie

[message deleted]

 

Taetae

wait

did this dumb bitch just confess

 

Kim Namjoon

JUNGKOOK SIFHVIUASDGHI

IM PRETTY SURE HE WROTE 'BBY ILY'

 

Hobi

JDJDIHGVRDJ

 

Jinnie

fuck ididnT SCREENSHOOT IT

 

Kookie

I DID NOTSEDGVSDB

 

Minnie

ily too babe

but like can we listen to what my muffin has to say

 

Yoongs

thank you :(

so

Kook

i'm actually curious now

what do you do for a living

 

Taetae

are you sure you want to know

 

Kim Namjoon

It can't be that bad.

 

Minnie

he's a pro gamer

 

Jinnie

JIMINSDKHGVIDSHI

 

Minnie

what

 

Jinnie

YOU PROMISED NOT TO TELL ANYONE THAT I TOLD YOU

 

Kookie

WHAT Y O U TOLD HIM??

 

Yoongs

why is he so dumb

 

Kim Namjoon

 

Minnie

no actually i already knew

Taetae's a huge fan of yours

i saw him watching your streams once

 

Yoongs

so he IS famous after all??! and you didn't say anything??

 

Taetae

wow why you expose me like that

 

Hobi

why was it a secret??

 

Jinnie

he was too embarrassed to tell him lol

 

Kookie

I WAS NOTSDKFHIASJ

 

Minnie

cute

 

Kookie

JSJDJJDJDJ

 

Jinnie

also he's too shy and doesn't know anyone

it wasn't worth mentioning

 

Taetae

and he doesn't show his face

Chim literally recognized him by his voice lmao

 

Kim Namjoon

Wait, so when we joined the chat, Taehyung really KNEW everyone.

 

Taetae

well i meant it when i said that Chim doesn't keep anything from me

 

Kookie

i'm starting to think that there's a high chance that you really do know Darla

 

Hobi

if Jimin cooperated with us some more we'd probably find him much faster :(

 

Yoongs

idk why you won't

Darla already let you join the chat

i'm sure he wouldn't care if you told us who he is sunshine

 

Minnie

okay look

he may give off an impression that he's a nice guy

but he's not

he's REALLY dangerous

he won't hesitate to K I L L us if he feels like it

that's why i won't tell you anything

that, and also

none of you is Nemo so there's no point in you knowing what's this about

i'm sorry that you were involved in this

but i won't tell you things that may put you in even more danger

 

Jinnie

hey now that he mentions

didn't Darla say that he wants to kill Nemo

 

Kookie

oh uh

he said a lot of things i don't think he meant it?

 

Kim Namjoon

BUT WE DON'T KNOW THAT??

 

Taetae

is Namjoon freaking out

bc if Namjoon is freaking out theN HOLY FUCKING SHIT

ITS REAL BAD ISNT IT

 

Yoongs

calm your tits

we still have time to figure this out

 

Hobi

Jimin but maybe

like maybe

you could move your phone a little

so Kookie could see what's in the room you're in?

please

pretty please?

 

Minnie

no

 

Kookie

but did you like consider it at least

 

Minnie

no

besides i have four annoyed at me guys here with me

and i'm sure they won't hesitate to beat my ass if i do something so

 

Kookie

then maybe you could describe them to me

 

Minnie

no

 

Kookie

BABY I NEED YOU TO COOPERATE HERE WITH ME

 

Minnie

no

 

Kookie

that's it i'm breaking up with you

 

Minnie

Jungkook we're not even together

 

Kookie

YET

WERE NOT TOGETHER YET

 

Minnie

BABY I LOVE YOU OKAY BUT I WON'T TELL YOU SHIT

 

Jinnie

so why again did he join this chat

 

Taetae

 

Taetae

I HAVE MORE AND IM NOT AFRAID OF POSTING THEM

 

Minnie

bitch is this what you call nudes these days

you need to step up your game

 

Taetae

mind you

Kook just passed out so i'd say it's a win

 

Kim Namjoon

But where did you-

J-Jimin what

but

I

 

Yoongs

Jin i think your bf's brain just malfunctioned

 

Jinnie

i mean

it must've been a shock to see that Jimin's not so innocent and cute after all

 

Hobi

wasn't i the one who took it tho

it was a t the club we went to

he was drunk af

i had to drag him home after

 

Taetae

yeah but then he ended up at my place and he was drunk crying that Kook didn't love him

idk how i stopped myself from sending him that photo right then and there

good they finally got their shit together

 

Minnie

 

Taetae

tell us something useful and i'll :)

 

Minnie

lmao say whatever tf you want for all i care

 

Taetae

:)

 

Yoongs

sunshine

when you said that Darla threatened Hobi

did you mean that he mentioned what happened at the lake house

 

Minnie

yes, why?

 

Yoongs

he didn't mention anyone else?

 

Minnie

no

he mentioned only Hobi

that's why when he called i was sure that he must've been one of the people Darla chose

 

Kookie

what if it's the sheriff

 

Jinnie

wait wait wait what

you think that because he mentioned only Hobi

that he's Nemo?

 

Kim Namjoon

If not, then wouldn't he mention all of us? Not only Hobi?

Why else would he talk only about him?

But

 

Hobi

to confuse us??

I mean it'd be a good theory if it wasn't for like

everything

Darla's a public figure, someone with lots of power and influences

and he's smart af

it doesn't really fit a drunk sheriff from a small town if you ask me

 

Kim Namjoon

Yes, you're right.

That's why..

Somehow I have a feeling that it may be either me or Yoongi.

 

Jinnie

what why

 

Hobi

you think you're Nemo??

 

Kim Namjoon

Well, if you think about it.

In Hobi's case, it was self-defense but also a pure accident.

For Taehyung, his emotions got the better of him and his judgment was clouded.

Jungkook, he was young and stealing was the only way he could fend for himself at the time, so I suppose it's justified, as well.

Jin… tbh I'm still not sure why is he even here, considering what he did is nothing compared to what we did.

But when it comes to me and Yoongi, both of our doings were premeditated.

Jimin said that what Nemo's done was something illegal, once he saw that it was us in the chat, it all made sense to him.

Meaning, that there's no doubt, it was illegal, it wasn't anything random, it WAS illegal.

It still could've been something silly or random (eg like in Jin's case) but seeing Jimin.. to put it lightly, scared of Darla, it makes me think that it'd to be something serious.

That it wasn't an accident, and Nemo must've been conscious of whatever he's done.

That leads us to me and Yoongi.

And considering that what we've done in the past is solved already, it'd explain why neither of us thought that he was Nemo.

 

Kookie

perhaps it's connected to the Scentist case then?

 

Minnie

he's still in jail serving life without parole

 

Kim Namjoon

But we still don't know why and how the evidence was destroyed.

If it was him who ordered it, then he must've known that we were the ones who fabricated the evidence that got him send into jail.

We know for sure that he wasn't working alone but we've never found the other guy, it's not impossible for Scentist to send him so he could deal with us.

 

Taetae

he's had a partner!??!?

 

Minnie

yes but we've never made it public

since we couldn't track him down

 

Hobi

but wasn't it a couple of years ago

why would he wait so long

 

Jinnie

does it really suit his profile though

 

Kim Namjoon

Well..

 

Jinnie

after you'd told us, i read a few articles about him

and kidnapping doesn't sound like something he'd do

 

Taetae

but it sure suits a guy who smuggles some shady stuff

 

Yoongs

as far as i'm concerned he's in jail too

and it wouldn't make any sense

actually in both mine and Namjoon's case it wouldn't make sense

because Darla doesn't know who Nemo is

but the Scentist and the guy i messed with know Jimin and they'd know if Namjoon or i would be involved

 

Hobi

so everyone's in jail?

Taehyung's bf, Scentist and the guy from Yoongi??

 

Minnie

yep

 

Kim Namjoon

Then what do we have left?

 

Jinnie

how abou t this

let's forget about what we've done in the past

the question here should be

have you done something bad recently??

 

Taetae

 

Kookie

 

Hobi

 

Yoongs

 

Kim Namjoon

 

Minnie

WHAT THE FUCK WHAT

 

Jinnie

let me ask again

something that could possibly make someone to kidnap someone over that something?

 

Yoongs

Darla's fucked up in the head

it still could be literally anything

 

Jinnie

 

Minnie

WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU DO

AND WHY I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THIS

 

Taetae

bitch you literally have no right to be mad at us

not when you're keeping Darla's identity to yourself

 

Minnie

you know that's different :(

 

Taetae

yeah keep telling yourself that

 

Kim Namjoon

No need to be mean, Taehyung.

We're smart af, we'll find out, anyway.

 

Kookie

i'm starting to enjoy how he's picking up things from us

 

Jinnie

quite endearing isn't it

and he smiles his dimple smile

he's fucking adorable

 

Yoongs

so who's going first

also like

do tell how recently what you've done was

it might help

 

Hobi

me!

let me go first

 

Taetae

Hobi but

you didn't

you know

 

Yoongs

are you really asking that

do you want me to punch you you inconsiderate fuck

 

Taetae

IM JUST TRYING TO LIGHTEN UP THE MOOD

 

Yoongs

WELL THAT WAS A SHITTY WAY TO DO THAT

 

Jinnie

look at him

protecting his boyfriend and all

 

Minnie

boyfriend?

how long was i gone again??

 

Hobi

it's okay Tae i'm not mad

what boyfriend tho

aren't we just ros

 

Taetae

 

Jinnie

BROOOOOOS LMAOOOO

 

Yoongs

so

Kook

what did you do

 

Kookie

lmao don't bring me into this

 

Jinnie

you're embarrassed aren't you

 

Yoongs

I THOUGHT HE WAS FLIRTING WITH ME BEFORE

WHY WOULD HE SAY THAT

 

Kim Namjoon

You're aware he's reading it right now?

 

Yoongs

FUCK

 

Hobi

didn't we agree NOT to flirt

 

Yoongs

BUT EVERYONE'S FLIRTING

 

Hobi

yeah and i was joking

ask me on a date first would you though

 

Yoongs

what I

fuc k

 

Yoongs

 

Jinnie

Hobi is such a dom i can't believe this

 

Minnie

lmao this bitch is kinky af

idk if Yoongi's lucky or screwed tbh

 

Taetae

and yet he was so shy and scared at the beginning omg

 

Hobi

and i still am :(

but i feel really comfortable talking to you

and it makes me feel less scared

 

Taetae

aww

i'm touched <3<3

 

Hobi

<3<3

 

Yoongs

<3

 

Kookie

what am i seeing

 

Taetae

nothing

 

Minnie

 

Kim Namjoon

I used my connections to do something I shouldn't.

A-And I might've been bribed..

 

Minnie

fucking hell

you did what now

 

Hobi

I WAS SUPPOSED TO GO FIRST YOU BITCH

 

Kim Namjoon

YOU WERE TAKING TOO LONG AND I GOT FUCKING NERVOUS

 

Kookie

what bribe

 

Jinnie

how much it was

 

Yoongs

you're asking the wrong questions again bitch

 

Jinnie

i beg to differ

 

Kim Namjoon

The thing is, I… I didn't know it was a bribe..

I thought it was a gift and

 

Yoongs

are you for real

 

Kim Namjoon

THEY GAVE ME A PRETTY WATCH OUT OF FUCKING NOWHERE

HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW

 

Minnie

STOP FUCKING YELLING

what did they want

 

Kim Namjoon

Oh, right. Wait

OH MY FUCKING GOD??

 

Jinnie

WHAT'S GOING ON

 

Hobi

WHY ARE WE SCREAMING

 

Taetae

he's freaking out I REPEAT

NAMJOON'S FREAKING OUTIDSH

 

Yoongs

slap that bitch and tell him to get a fucking grip

 

Kim Namjoon

ITS MY FAULT??

ITS MY FUCKING FAULT IM

 

Minnie

Namjoon calm down and tell us what do you mean

 

Taetae

KOOK JUST FUCKING SLAPPED HIM

JIN IS ABOUT TO THROW HANDS

 

Minnie

Namjoon

 

Kim Namjoon

Jimin i'm

oh god

 

Yoongs

tell.the.fucking.thing.

NOW

 

Kim Namjoon

i'm sorry but it just struck me and…

I stil have no clue who Darla is, but some time ago

Two months ago? Or something?

I got this watch and a note

At first I thought it was a gift

there wasn't anything in the note implying that it could've been a bribe, and it was from an old acquaintance of mine so I didn't suspect anything.

I owed them a favor and they came asking me for help..

I refused right away until I realized that I didn't really have much choice..

Because the dumb me had accepted the watch, and suddenly the note that it came with made sense.

Their request though… I didn't deem it anything important, and now I see that it was a mistake.

 

Minnie

what did they want

 

Kim Namjoon

They wanted me to look for someone, since I have connections and could get them into any database they wanted..

I didn't connect the two before but the person they were looking for, they were from your hometown, Jimin.

I don't know why they came to me with that, but I'm guessing now…

That it was Hobi's boyfriend?

Then they asked me to look for one more person… And that would be Hobi, I'm assuming.

Everything that we could find was from like 15 years ago? After that, there was nothing, it's like those two didn't exist.

But I doubt they were the one behind this, they were nervous all the time, and it's like someone forced them to do this, but still..

 

Kookie

Jimin, you know i can see you, right?

i can lip-read you, you know?

aaand you just cursed

 

Yoongs

what did he say

 

Kookie

'so that's how he found out'

 

Jinnie

Jiminie you got some shit to explain

 

Minnie

ugh

i told you

there's no evidence that Darla could possibly find against me and Hobi

but i guess he must've been to my hometown

that's how he came up with some kind of theory

like until now everyone still talks about it all the time

about me, Hobi running away with his bf

it's a small town

and everyone loves to gossip

he must've heard the story about me hanging out with Hobi

that's why he probably went to Namjoon to check where the hell he was

bc as romantic as it sounds not everyone would believe that two not even legal adults yet could disappear just like that without anyone giving a fuck about them

and that probably led to him searching for them

through Namjoon

but it's not like he could find anything

but i'm still best friends with Hobi and if he dug deep enough

it wouldn't be impossible for him to realize that Hobi was the very same person that ran away

especially that it's not that much after he reappears

as a new person

the timeline is about right so he must've drawn a conclusion

that something must've happened since the two of us are here

with Hobi's bf nowhere to be found

but that's actually great news?

it means he knows shit

or

well

he knew shit

fuck

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm sorry..

 

Minnie

its not your fault

 

Hobi

what if he found the car

 

Minnie

what

 

Hobi

the car? HIS car?

 

Minnie

didn't you deal with that?

 

Hobi

but if he FOUND it, he could check that it was his??

 

Minnie

even if, that doesn't mean anything


Hobi

imagine what would happen if the sheriff found out about it

 

Kookie

seeing him stressed makes me x100000 more stressed

 

Hobi

and then if they started looking

they'd find the house? Or more like

what's left of it??

they'd start asking questions and

 

Minnie

Hobi breathe

I

i'll deal with it

 

Jinnie

no

WE will deal with it :)

 

Taetae

um Jimin

 

Yoongs

oh fuck no

 

Jinnie

so if he calls him Jimin it means he screwed up something or that he's serious

noted

 

Taetae

it's not about what i did

actually what i did was.. well my previous book didn't do well the sales were pretty low and like

i may have bought a few-- hundreds? copies myself and

FUCK IT DOESNT MATTER

BC I SCREWED UP BIG TIME

one time

when you weren't home

someone from the gas company came

i was really busy making final touches to my newest novel

so i let them check whatever they needed to check at my place..

and when they were leaving i asked

if it was a problem in the whole building

and they said yes

so

so i gave them keys to your apartment……………

they brought them back right after they were done but

what

what if it's how they broke in and bugged our places………..

 

Yoongs

wait gas company

 

Kim Namjoon

Why does it sound familiar..

 

Jinnie

OH MY GOD

 

Kookie

THEY CAME HERE TOO

 

Hobi

SAME HERE WTF

HOW LONG WERE THEY PLANNING THIS

 

Jinnie

nuh-uh

why are we so fucking stupid is a better fucking question :)

 

Kim Namjoon

So basically, we dug our own graves, huh..

 

Taetae

i cant believe this??

we gave him access to our homes everything he needed to know on silver plates?

 

Hobi

then it's our fault..?

 

Yoongs

we gave him everything he needed to pull this shit game off

wow

 

Kookie

baby..?

 

Taetae

Minnie please say something :(((

 

Minnie

um

well

yeah

it s okay

its f ine

 

Kookie

ITS NOT OKAY I CAN SEE YOUR FACE

AND ITS CLEARY NOT OKAY

 

Kim Namjoon

Is he mad? :(

 

Kookie

no

worse

he's fucking scared

 

Hobi

but didn't we know already that Darla was watcihng us..??

 

Jinnie

but it doesn't change the fact that he used us

that maybe he wouldn't know some of the things he knows

if it wasn't for us being so stupid

 

Kookie

should i check the recordings from the bugs he placed at our places

or track the signal from them to Darla's place?

 

Minnie

no

and you won't

just like you didn't track the signal from Darla's nor the phone i'm using

 

Kookie

but why

 

Minnie

because i fucking tell you so

 

Kookie

oh um

 

Taetae

..Hobi, so what were you about to say?

That you did what..?

 

Hobi

i drove through a red light

 

Yoongs

i can't slap him but let me fucking pinch him

g-guys

he moaned

 

Hobi

 

Jinnie

i put laxatives into someone's drink

at the audition to the new drama i'm now starring in

so they couldn't perform..

 

Taetae

bitch why they would cast you anyway

 

Jinnie

even a handsome bitch like me have his insecurities you know

 

Yoongs

tax evasion

 

Jinnie

we already know that

 

Kim Namjoon

Don't tell me…

 

Yoongs

IM BAD AT THIS STUFF SO WHAT

 

Hobi

but didn't you make a deal with Jimin…

 

Yoongs

i'm already going to hell anyway so

 

Kookie

it's not recently but i've blackmailed my headmaster in high school after Jin made me go back there

so he'd let me skip two grades so i could go to college faster

 

Jinnie

i fucking knew it that they wouldn't let you do that bc you were some fucking genius

you're dumb as fuck

i was sure you pulled some shit on them

 

Hobi

 

Kookie

 

Kim Namjoon

It's awkward, isn't it.

 

Jinnie

Jimin is clearly both mad and upset and i cannot deal with this

 

Yoongs

sunshine are you there

 

Minnie

can you please leave the chat

 

Taetae

you know the answer to that

 

Minnie

oh

 

Kookie

why did you make that face

Jimin what is happening

HE JUST HID THE PHONE I CANT SEE OR HEAR ANYTHING

 

Hobi

why would he do that??

 

Kim Namjoon

Maybe Darla showed up?

And he doesn't want Jungkook to see him?

 

Jinnie

but why does he keep Darla's identity a secret from us

like sure they know each other

but there's have to be something about the connection between them that makes him not want to say anything

 

Taetae

doesn't it seem like

sure, Nemo screwed up

but what if it's about THE connection between Darla and Chim?

He keeps on telling us that he's really dangerous

and he doesn't want to reveal anything

 

Kookie

he doesn't really talk about the cases he's working on

what if its really connected to one

 

Taetae

right? Or like

it may be someone that is well known in the underworld

and that's why Chim is not saying anything

 

Yoongs

so he's a public figure

but also has a criminal background?

 

Jinnie

that's still a hell lot of people

and there's no way for us to know who has done something bad or not

 

Kim Namjoon

If that's the case, wouldn't it be even more likely that I'm Nemo?

 

Kookie

no bc Darla doesn't know who Nemo is

 

Hobi

but like

he used Namjoon

he didn't even have to break into our homes bc we let him in

and now he's letting us to talk to Jimin probably knowing full well that he won't say anything bc he's just as scared as we are..

who tf is he

 

Jinnie

what if he KNOWS who Nemo is?

 

Taetae

then why the game then-

oh

 

Jinnie

right??

what if he knows?

Jimin said that he's playing with all of us

bc he wants something

some answers if i recall

but what if he already has them?

 

Kookie

then it would be possible that Nemo and Darla know each other

i wouldn't be surprised if Darla lied to us about that

 

Yoongs

then the theory that it may be Namjoon would kinda make sense

and like Namjoon probably deals with some big fishes on a daily basis

it doesn't necessarily have to be connected to the Scentist

it can be a different case

or not even a case

maybe we could look for people they both were involved with lately

like didn't Jimin say he was meeting with Darla?

That would be a good start

 

Taetae

what throws me off the most is that Darla's someone known

was Jimin involved in any cases recently that were dealing with these kinds of people?

 

Kim Namjoon

No, not that I'm aware of.

 

Kookie

it all must've started not longer than a few months ago

did anything happen at his work??

 

Kim Namjoon

No, there was nothing.

Oh, but

 

 

Darla  has entered the chat

 

Darla

I don't have much time so let me make it quick.

Change of plans, bitches.

You have two more days left to tell me who Nemo is.

If you won't, well

You know what happenes.

Any questions?

 

Kookie

what the fuck

are you fucking kidding me

 

Taetae

you gave us a week

you can't just come here and change that??

 

Hobi

but why

why so suddenly

 

Darla

No questions, then?

Then I'll see you in two days :)

Bye!

 

Darla  has left the chat

 

Kookie

WHAT THE FUCK??

 

Taetae

he's pissing me off so fucking much

what the hell

how can we find Nemo in two fucking days

 

Yoongs

we're screwed

 

Jinnie

if Jimin is really not going to tell us

then yes i'm afraid we are

 

Kim Namjoon

Guys, for the past few months, two or three? Jimin wasn't working on anything.

 

Taetae

what

 

Hobi

oh yeah he was about to say something before Darla's joined

 

Taetae

not that

when he disappeared, remember? i called his work even though i knew he wasn't working that day

but the thing is

he was working all the time

even that day he was busy with something

 

Kim Namjoon

Not at the precinct, though.

He was actually barely there the past few months.

 

Yoongs

what was he doing then

 

Kookie

Jimin is back

 

Taetae

Minnie what is going on

why do we have only two days left

 

Hobi

is Darla still with you?

 

Minnie

no, he left

something happened

that's why he can't wait anymore

 

Yoongs

but wait for what??

 

Kookie

baby tell us please

why

why are you looking like that

don't cover the camera

JIMIN DON'T COVER THE FUCKING CAMERA

 

Kim Namjoon

What face did he make??

 

Hobi

is he scared again

 

Jinnie

no

it's like he

bitCH SHUT THE FUCK UP

 

Hobi

??

 

Kim Namjoon

Someone just called Taehyung and he's screaming.

 

Yoongs

please don't tell me there're more bad news

 

Kookie

no

he's

excited actually

 

Taetae

THE WHIPPED DUDE JUST CALLED

THEYRE GETTING CLOSE TO FINDING CHIMWEFKHSIEGV

 

Minnie

what whipped dude

Taehyung what dude

 

Taetae

you know, the one from the emergency number?

 

Minnie

emergency number?

 

Taetae

that flirted with you? and he gave you his number to call him if something happened?

 

Minnie

what

wait you kept that number

and you called him?

Taehyung oh my god

you called Sangwook?

 

Taetae

yeah?

WHY WAS I NOT SUPPOSED TO

IS HE WORKING WITH DARLA

 

Minnie

NO OH MY GOD

TAETAE I LOVE YOU

I CANT BELIEVE YOU KEPT IT

 

Taetae

OF COURSE I DID

BUT OMG THEN HES REALLY GOING TO FIND YOU AND EVERYTHINGS GONNA BE OKAY

 

Kookie

Sangwook?

as in Joo Sangwook?

 

Yoongs

whos that

 

Taetae

you know him??

 

Kim Namjoon

Oh, yes, he's the one in charge of finding Jimin.

To be honest, he must really like him to be so invested, considering he usually handles much different cases.

 

Hobi

what kind of cases??

 

Kookie

I

it can't be about that

wait

the finding nemo referen

 

Yoongs

what about it

 

Kim Namjoon

Guys, Jungkook just got up from the couch and ran somewhere..?

 

Hobi

what why?

 

Taetae

Chim does Jungkook know Sangwook??

 

Jinnie

he left his phone here

Jimin

why are you looking at the camera like that

 

Yoongs

HOW IS HE LOOKING AT THE CAMERA

 

Taetae

Jimin

is Kook Nemo

 

Hobi

WHAT

 

Yoongs

whaT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT

 

Kim Namjoon

JUNGKOOK JUST LEFT HIS ROOM

HES REALLY PALE?

AND SCARED??

HES GOING OUT SOMEWHEREE ??!

 

Kookie

Jimin i

tell him i have it

ill bring it so please tell him i have it

god baby please don;t gcry

ill explain

ill explin everything to you

ill be the re soon

 

Hobi

jin what is going on

what is he talking about

 

Yoongs

hey talk to us

what the fuck

 

Hobi

why are they not saying anything

 

Yoongs

FUCK SAY SOMETHING


Minnie

DONT COME HERE

KOOKIE DONDFB

 

Minnie  has left the chat

 

Hobi

guys?

 

Yoongs

why did he left

where is Kook going

 

Hobi

SAY SOMETHING

Chapter Text

He was keeping a straight face, joining his friends in their silly antics, hoping to help them relax if only a bit, but the truth was, he was a mess inside just as much if not worse. It was a little comforting, knowing Jungkook was there, on the other side, watching him through the front camera, but at the same time, it had only added an extra stress to the whole situation, forcing him to keep his emotions in check as best as he could so the younger wouldn't suspect how he was truly feeling. How scared he was, and how his plan of sending Kim to jail crumbled right before his eyes as they told him about the secrets they had shared with each other. How he was forced to talk about what had happened at the lake house – how Kim now had everything to destroy every and single one of them if he ever wanted. And the most scary thought was that if he really did, there was nothing absolutely nothing Jimin could do to stop him.

 

He watched his friends searching for answers, for Nemo, and he couldn't but think that Kim was actually a genius. At first, when Kim had told him to see for himself whether he was right or not, Jimin – although having no idea what the hell was going on – decided that he would never give him that satisfaction, refusing to take a part in his sick game. That's why all he was doing was to try to make his friends to leave the chat so he wouldn't have to worry about them, instead having the time to focus on what his next move should be. But just as he joined, aside from his soulmate adding his relationship with Jungkook to the already enormous pile of problems he was currently forced to deal with, everything went exactly opposite to what he had planned. It had gone downhill so fast it almost gave him a whiplash. His friends were so stubborn it became obvious, more so after they started ignoring him, that asking them nicely wouldn't get him anywhere. It was a cry for another plan and that's how plan B was formed. He had played along with them, asking Jungkook to explain to him what exactly was the purpose of the game, deciding to help them realize on their own that none of them could possibly be Nemo.

 

He hadn't expected for it to blow up in his face.

 

He was sent on an emotional roller coaster, with a seed of doubt planted in his mind, as Taehyung had said something that shouldn't really matter but had. His soulmate was just teasing him, Jimin knew that, but he couldn't believe his eyes, thinking they were deceiving him as he reread the message a few times. He still wasn't sure how he had managed to smile a pretty shy smile when all he was feeling was dreaded goosebumps on his skin and his heart painfully pounding in his chest. Because Jimin… Jimin had no idea Jungkook could paint. He has never told him, has never showed him his works, but now as he started to think about it, he hated how all the pieces slowly but surely started to come together.

 

All the paintings in Jin's living room, they all were painted in the same style. Jimin knew nothing about art but he still remembers how awestruck he was the first time he has seen them. Just like he was when the first gift was sent to him. A beautiful painting of a sunset at the sea, so warm his heart fluttered every time he looked at it. It reminded him so much of the place he used to visit as a kid, but also – Jimin loved being in the water, loved anything related to it, loved everything about it. And Jungkook knew that. He knew so many little things about him because Jimin felt so comfortable in his company he didn't mind sharing anything with him. And what broke his heart into a million tiny pieces was that every little painting he had received was so perfect, so Jimin, so intimate, so similar to the ones at Jin's place, that it was too much to believe that it was just a mere coincidence.

 

What was the final straw was when he recalled Jungkook mentioning something about Finding Nemo. It was odd at first and he didn't give it a second thought. Someone would thought that it was silly, using it as a chat name, Kim calling himself Darla. But as everything Kim had done so far, it all had a meaning and was there for a reason. Including this, especially this. There was one thing that it was one of Jimin's favorite animations, the film that Jungkook and he have watched together so many times. The other one was the painting, the gift that he had received. He was keeping most of them in his bedroom, some at the precinct, but this one was special, displayed in his living room for everyone who visited him to see and admire. It was done using watercolors, as Taehyung had explained to him once, and it was so simple yet breathtaking at the same time. There was nothing but beautiful fishes squeezed into an A5 paper: some smaller, some bigger, including a gorgeous clownfish taking all the spotlight being in the center of the painting. With that, Jimin had a hard time denying, slowly coming to terms with that that maybe Jungkook really was Nemo…

 

As he was thinking that it couldn't get any worse, he was proved wrong again when Namjoon had confessed about being bribed. For a second, he was ecstatic even, gaining some hope at the possibility of Kim not knowing everything as he had claimed, but the reality caught up to him rather fast, reminding him that it didn't matter because he did now, anyway. After all, he thought bitterly, they had all spilled everything in the chat. Frankly, he couldn't believe how clever it was. Kim had nothing but clues but with how the game was constructed, his friends and he – they delivered him all the answers. They did all the work for him. He used them, their bonds, how close they were to get what he wanted. But what made blood leave his face was the remaining fact that Kim not only has bugged his friends' homes, but his. If Kim knew about the ongoing investigation against him, it meant that Jimin would be the reason for him to walk free and that there was nothing he could do to save his friends. They were completely at Kim's mercy and Jimin couldn't but blame himself for all that, not even an ounce of him being mad at Jungkook if he was even Nemo nor at his friends who contributed, although unconsciously, to them all being screwed. But there was one thing he knew. He was ready to go down with the ship, but there was no fucking way he would let his friends to join him. He had to try again and convince them to–

 

He jumped at the sudden loud sound and as he looked ahead, he caught just in time the door smashing into the wall with a thud as Kim entered inside, his footsteps rushed and heavy. Jimin immediately slipped the phone under the covers, pressing it into the mattress in hopes that Jungkook wouldn't hear anything. Thankfully, Kim didn't notice, growling at someone outside of the room before he turned around, walking to Jimin. He didn't look pleased and that meant that something must have happened during or after the meeting with Sangwook.

 

When he stopped, he glanced quickly at Jimin, and then with his eyes closed, he ran a hand through his hair, steadying his breath. There was a moment of silence but as their eyes finally met, Jimin squirmed in his sit, not being able to hold his gaze but not turning away, either. It was enough for Kim, though, as he smiled knowingly at Jimin, letting out a small chuckle. “You know who Nemo is.” It wasn't a question and that made all the alarms go off in his head. Kim didn't hide his amusement at Jimin's bewilderment as he laughed right in his face. “How does that feel? To know that someone so close to you, someone you love, has betrayed you?” He titled his head, waiting for his answer, but Jimin was at a loss of words. Did Kim knew all this time who Nemo was? Jimin didn't say anything in the chat for a reason, and even if he was right about Jungkook, he wanted to deal with that himself, get to the bottom of it first before he would do anything about it. Telling Kim who Nemo was was not an option, he couldn't allow him to hurt Jungkook even if he was guilty of what has happened. He had to find out how much did Kim knew, that's why he asked,

 

“What has given him away?”

 

Kim shrugged. “His face all over my CCTV's.” Jimin's face went pale. “But I must admit I had no idea that he used to steal. That was just cherry on top,” he smirked, licking his lips. “I'm disappointed he didn't figure this out,” he continued. “I guess he's too arrogant to think that someone would get onto him. A rookie mistake, if you ask me.”

 

“You know shit,” he spat out suddenly, daringly looking Kim in the eyes, his ears as if deaf to everything Kim had just said and confirmed for him. Kim raised a brow, almost looking at him in pity before he decided to come closer, leaning in so he could face Jimin, look him straight in the eyes. It made the smaller uncomfortable but he had a point to prove that's why he didn't look away. “You think I don't know it's Jungkook?” A gasp left his lips, his pupils dilated. “Why do you think I said that one of your friends was involved? Because he is your friend. That's how the game was made. All to show that your little boy is not who you think he is and to make him regret bringing you into this. And the best part?” He grabbed Jimin's jaw, harshly pulling him even closer despite him resisting the hold, his body breaking out in shivers at the unpleasant touch. “It was you, suckers, who gave me everything necessary to fucking end you. All I had to do was to dig deep enough to find your boy's pretty face but everything else, it was you,” he growled with a mocking smile. He pushed Jimin away, making him fall back onto the pillows, his breath labored, skin covered in sweat. Kim was a dangerous bastard, he knew that, everyone knew that. But it was this moment that he finally understood what it really meant. What it meant to be on the other side, to get under his skin. And the scariest part was, that he wasn't even that mad. It was just a game for him and he was already crushing them. What would happen if he was really pissed? What would he do with them? Would he be this merciful?

 

Kim's slightly annoyed voice made him listen to what he was saying again. “Although I did underestimate you. But even with those small bumps along the road,” the corners of his mouth lifted in a smile, “I still get what I want so it doesn't matter. And I'd love to play some more, make your boy desperate, make him regret what he's done, but we're running out of time. I'm afraid we have to speed up everything.” He noticed him pulling out Jimin's phone out of the pocket. “Your partner is confident that I'm the one behind kidnapping you and he's trying for a warrant. And he's going to get one, not because of that, but thanks to your other little investigation,” he looked up from the screen just to see Jimin's deflated expression. It made him chuckle, “oh, yes. I know about that. It was quite convenient to have your place bugged, after all.”

 

Ignoring him, Jimin looked around desperately. There were four of his men plus Kim in the room. If he could only get a hold of Kim, maybe he could turn the tables around, maybe–

 

He froze feeling something twisting against the side of his head.

 

“He won't hesitate to blow your brain out this time, you know,” Kim hummed, not even bothering to look up as he was typing something.

 

He stared at him for a moment longer before he pressed his head against the headboard, letting his eyelids shut so they wouldn't see the tears prickling in his eyes.

 

Kim wins.

 

 

O O O

 

 

Jimin started typing something just as someone else appeared in the frame, and Jungkook watched him screaming his name with tears in the eyes as he was telling him not to come before the connection was broken. Jungkook didn't look back when Jin yelled after him as he ran down the stairs, his phone tightly clutched in his hand, the heavy bag dangling on his shoulder. He tried not to think much of it but the images of crying Jimin, desperately screaming into the camera were etched on his mind and he had a hard time focusing on the task at hand.

 

Everything was blurry as he got to the parking lot, speeding off right after getting into the car, the duffel bag thrown at the back sit, his phone lying on his lap. If he was right, he knew exactly where Jimin was and who was behind all of this. That knowledge made him sick. Because if he was right, it was all his fault. It was him who pulled Jimin and the rest into this mess, not Jimin. It was never his intention, all he wanted to achieve was to make this world a slightly better place, to do something good. But it all had backfired and now Jimin was hurt and they all were forced to talk about things that were supposed to stay buried. Darla had them in the palm of his hand and god knows what was he going to do with that power.

 

The place he was going to was in the city center, a short ride from their apartment if it wasn't for the fact that it was an evening on a working day and the city was filled to the brim with traffic jams. Every time there was an opening on the road, all he wanted to do was to overtake the other cars, blast his horn at them so they would get the hell out of his way, but that would bring an unnecessary attention to him and he wanted to avoid that at all costs. He had no time to be pulled over by cops or get himself into trouble. He needed to get there as fast as possible but with his presence going unnoticed. It was frustrating but he hoped that until he got there, Darla wouldn't do anything. That he would wait for him. If Jungkook was even right.

 

With that thought in his mind, half an hour later he was finally there and a part of him was relieved to know that it was the right place, but the other was devastated. His palms were sweating as a pair of buff guys approached his car, waiting for him to get out. One of them was wearing shades even if it was getting already dark, and Jungkook couldn't not notice a nasty scar running down from underneath them to his chin. It looked fresh and he wouldn't be surprised if it was Jimin who was responsible for that. They opened the door hastily and before he had a chance to leave on his own, they pulled him out. “Where is it?” Asked one of them, the other holding him steady. Unlike Jimin, Jungkook – although having a black belt in taekwondo – had no experience in these kind of situations and when it came to say something, he felt his throat going dry, no words leaving his mouth as he parted them. A glare from the guy holding him made him clear his throat and stutter quietly, “let me see Jimin first.”

 

“Take him to him, I'll search the car,” said the other, neither of them caring about what Jungkook had just said. The thing was, they wouldn't find it there. Not anymore, at least. Maybe Jungkook was naive but he wasn't stupid. It was the only thing that was stopping Darla from killing Jimin, from killing all of them. He wasn't going to just hand it over to them. Not before he makes sure that Jimin is safe and that Darla is going to let them leave. Before he knows that, Darla wasn't going to get anything. Jungkook had made sure of that, stopping just for a moment before arriving here so he could hide the bag somewhere no one would look for. And he was going to tell Darla its location but only after he and Jimin leave. At least that was his initial plan.

 

He let himself to be pushed into the building and then up the long stairs to a restricted area where only the personnel was allowed. At that floor, there were even more men similar to the ones who had greeted him, all but looking at him as if they wanted to kill him right here and then, and it made Jungkook even more uncomfortable, making him realize how small he was compared to them. That he has picked a fight with an opponent more powerful that he could take on.

 

When they arrived in front of tall sturdy door, Jungkook held in a breath, his ears picking up a soft but hoarse voice from behind them, the voice he recognized right away. Acting on instinct, his hand reached out to open the door but he was stopped, pulled away and held at a safe distance. “We wait,” growled the guy who was with him. He gulped down, nervously nibbling on his lip. He was getting inpatient. Jimin was there, he was there. And he couldn't do anything about it. He could only wait. It was driving him insane.

 

When a voice echoed through the hallway, Jungkook's eyes darted to the handheld transceiver the guy had attached to his belt. It felt like they were standing there for ages but then the voice told them that they were allowed to come in. And this time before Jungkook had a chance to do anything, the guy holding him opened the door in one swift motion and pushed him inside. It had caught him off guard and he lost his balance for a second, but even then his eyes roamed around the room only to stop when they finally found what they were looking for. Jimin's eyes were puffy, becoming more glossy by the second when they met with Jungkook's ones. Both of them looked like they wanted to say something – Jungkook standing frozen by the door, Jimin sitting tensed in the bed – when someone interrupted them,

 

“Mr Jeon, how nice of you to join us,” a voice chirped from his left and Jungkook turned his head, met with an old man smiling at him. He did look like he was in his sixties, with a wrinkled face, gray hair. An old nice man, just like Jimin had described him. He could tell why Jimin had said he was an asshole, though. There was something about him that made him look like one, the mask he was wearing only being there to deceive them. But then there were his eyes, Jungkook couldn't stand how intense and piercing they were.

 

“He says it's not in the car,” the guy, apparently still keeping an eye on him, said from behind him. Jungkook felt sweat forming on his forehead.

 

Kim's smile dropped. “Where is it, Mr Jeon?” His voice was low, a threatening lilt accompanying it, and Jungkook knew he had to thread carefully from now on. A one mistake could cost them their lives. He took a deep breath.

 

“L-Let Jimin go and I'll tell you.”

 

There was a silence, and then he laughed.

 

“He's a funny guy, isn't he?” Kim pointed a finger at him, truly amused. It lasted for a few more moments and with one hand movement, Jungkook felt air living his lungs. Kim's laugh faltered as well, his expression now stoic but demanding. “So, where is it?” He asked again. Jungkook stared wide-eyed at Jimin, the smaller having now a gun pointed to his head.

 

“Jungkook,” his voice was so weak Jungkook almost missed it. He was sitting still, trying to move as less as possible, with the guy behind him pressing the gun only harder. “Just tell him, please. He's not going to hurt us.”

 

Jungkook wasn't sure of that. He glanced at Kim, then back at Jimin. He wasn't, but he trusted Jimin and he hoped he knew what he was doing. He mumbled the address quickly. Without Kim even saying anything, the guy behind him said something to his HT and left the room.

 

“What now?” He watched Kim as he went around his desk, sitting in a big chair, not paying attention to any of them.

 

“You can both leave,” was what he said, opening his laptop.

 

“Just like that?” Jungkook asked incredulously, his fear replaced by confusion, allowing him to speak loudly what was on his mind.

 

Waiting for Kim's answer, he caught Jimin trying to stand up in his peripheral vision. He got to the bed in a few long steps, placing a hand on his shoulder to stop him.

 

“As long as you do what I told you,” Jungkook noticed Kim staring at Jimin, who was now avoiding him, “then I see no reason why I should stop you.”

 

Jungkook wanted to know what did Kim mean, but it wasn't time for that. He placed his hand gently on Jimin's lower back, the other one under his kneecaps, hoisting him up without a problem and hugging him to his chest. “I got you,” he whispered, his lips pressing into his hair. Jimin only nodded, closing his eyes. Jungkook could feel his body relaxing in his arms and it made him feel even more guilty, how much he trusted him but it was Jungkook, no one else but him that has put him through this. As if reading his mind, with fingers caressing his chest, Jimin said softly, “I trust you, Kookie.” Jungkook bit hard on his lip, feeling ugly tears threatening to spill over.

 

When he made his way to the exit, no one even looked at them. It was over, Jimin was safe and Kim got what he wanted. But Jungkook knew that it was only the beginning.

Chapter Text

Yoongs

ITS NOT FUCKING FUNNY

WHAT IS GOING ON

TELL US

I DO NOT APPRECIATE BEING KEPT OUT THE LOOP

 

Hobi

what if Darla came and that's why they're not answering??

WHAT IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TO THEM

 

Yoongs

no Hobi

it's not the time to fear the worst

 

Hobi

BUT Y O U ARE FREAKING OUT MORE THAN ME??

 

Yoongs

SHUT UP IM NOT??

 

Kim Namjoon

Jungkook is gone

 

Yoongs

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK YOU MEAN HES GONE

 

Kim Namjoon

He said not to use the chat until he comes back

in case Darla's still reading it.

We;'ll let you know when he's back.

 

Yoongs

are you fucking serious

you just want us to wait

 

Hobi

hello..?

 

Yoongs

fuck

 


 

Taetae

anyone's here??

 

Jinnie

can we finally scream here?

 

Taetae

yeah

Kook said that Darla can't read the chat anymore

and spy on us using the bugs in our houses

 

Jinnie

good cause

 

Yoongs

ITS BEEN 10 FUCKING HOURS

CAN SOMEONE FUCKING EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON

 

Jinnie

LISTEN BITCH

I WAS SUPPOSED TO SAY THAT

 

Yoongs

STAY IN YOUR FUCKING LINE

ITS ME AND HOBI WHO HAS NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED

 

Jinnie

WELL GUESS FUCKING WHAT

SAME HERE

WE KNOW NOTHING

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm going to throw your fucking phones away if you don't stop with the screaming.

 

Taetae

andddd he snapped

about time really

 

Jinnie

that was so hot im??

 

Yoongs

keep it in your pants please

 

Jinnie

 

Hobi

does that mean that Kookie is back?

but what about Jimin? is he okay?? :((

 

Taetae

Chim's fine and Kook's back

 

Hobi

how do you know that??

 

Yoongs

can y'all start from the beginning

p l e a s e

 

Kim Namjoon

We can but we're.. really confused ourselves.

 

Hobi

try at least :(

 

Jinnie

well

 

Kim Namjoon

Let me tell them. I feel I'm the most calm one here.

 

Jinnie

that's a fucking lie

 

Kim Namjoon

did you really have to tell them that

 

Jinnie

these shoulders don't lie

 

Yoongs

i'd laugh but liKE CAN YOU GET TO THE POINT

 

Kim Namjoon

BUT THERES NOT MUCH TO SAY??

Everything started when Jimin mentioned Sangwook's name, right?

Jungkook freaked out and he left to his room.

At the same time Jin and Taehyung were looking at Jungkook's phone, observing Jimin who looked like… He wasn't surprised that Jungkook acted the way he acted??

Then Jungkook left his room with some duffel bag, grabbed his phone and typed that message you saw, he told us not to use the chat and he left.

THATS IT THATS ALL WE KNOW

Jin was screaming after him but he didn't even look back, he ran like his life depended on it.

 

Yoongs

what do you mean that's it??

you know nothing then

 

Kim Namjoon

WE TOLD YOU SO??

 

Yoongs

why are you fucking yelling

 

Kim Namjoon

I

 

Hobi

but he's back right?

didn't he tell you why he left?

 

Yoongs

and what happened after Jimin left the chat?

 

Jinnie

that's even more confusing

 

Kim Namjoon

That's an understatement.

 

Taetae

i guess that's my cue

let me start from saying that

i'm back at my apartment

and Chim and Kook are currently in my bedroom

sleeping cuddled together on my bed

 

Hobi

THEY RE WHERE DOIND WHAT EKGVN

 

Yoongs

KOOK FOUND SUNSHINE??????

 

Jinnie

no you dumb bitch

Jungkook is Nemo

and that's how he brought Jimin home

 

Yoongs

I

but how

so here reallyis

fuck

ELABORATE PLEASE

 

Hobi

Tae??

 

Taetae

idk what to tell you though

i was with Jin and Namjoon

when Kook called me

said that Chim is with him and told me to go back to my place

 

Jinnie

that bitch almost fell down the stairs when he was leaving

 

Taetae

EXCUSE ME FOR WANTING TO SEE MY SOULMATE ASAP??

 

Yoongs

WHAT WAS NEXT

 

Taetae

i go to my place and what do i see?

Kook holding my baby and i jus t

 

Jinnie

you what

Taehyung WHAT

 

Taetae

i've never seen him so fucking tiny and fragile

and jfc whoever has done this to him

i hope he fucking rots in hell :(((

 

Kim Namjoon

Is he hurt that badly? :(

 

Hobi

you took him to hospital right?

no wait

IF HES HURT THEN WHY IS HE A T YOUR APARTMENT

 

Yoongs

YOU HAD ONE JOB TAEHYUNG

 

Taetae

DONT YELL AT ME

it was Chim who told us not to!!

both Kook and I

we wanted to call the whipped dude and take him to the hospital right away

but Chim forbade us?

and he said that Darla really did take care of his wounds

so that's why he's here

I didn't even have a chance to talk to him much cause he fell asleep and he still didn't wake up :(

Kook's been with him all this time watching him making sure he's okay

he barely slept after coming here but he looked so tired and worried

that only now did he fix the chat and all before he finally nodded off

but god idk what did he do

but he's so stupid?

Like after he brought him here??

he wanted to leave can you believe

said some dumb shit that he didn't deserve to be here anymore or anywhere around Chim??

i wish you could see how fucking wrong he was

because Chim

sure he's beat up up and tired

but he looks so fucking peaceful at the same time? clinging to Kook like he's his fucking lifeline??

also perhaps i cried because that's so fucking beautiful and so straight out of some kdrama and

AND IM SO FUCKING FRUSTRATED BC I KNOW SHIT

i have a feeling that before they explain anything to us if AT ALL

they'll have to talk everything out with each other first and jesus

the suspension is killing me

wait

why y'all are not saying anything

 

Yoongs

tf do you want us to say?

you know shit

we all know shit

 

Taetae

so what do we do now

 

Kim Namjoon

We wait, I guess.

 

Jinnie

i'm not good at that just saying

 

Hobi

maybe we should go to sleep as well? :(

wait till Jimin and Kookie wake up?

 

Jinnie

that's not a bad idea

after all we haven't slept much

 

Yoongs

Jimin's safe so there's nothing more for us to worry

i think we should

 

Taetae

um im not sure about that

 

Kim Namjoon

Can we block him.

 

Taetae

IM JUST TELLING THE TRUTH??

 

Hobi

who asked u

 

Taetae

damn fine

let's go sleep

i'll let you know when they wake up

 

Taetae

DID YOU LEAVE ALREADY

 

Taetae

would it be weird if i joined jikook on the bed

i've never liked my couch that much

i like to cuddle

Chim likes to cuddle

does Kook like to cuddle?

 

Taetae

WELL NEVERMIND

so i guess Kook does NOT like to cuddle

with me

 

Taetae

i hate this couch

 

Yoongs

jfc go to sleep

 

Taetae

yes mom

 

Jinnie

you're so gonna get slapped when we see each other again

 

Taetae

I JUST CANT FALL ASLEEP BC THAT COUCH IS UNCOMFORTABLE

 

Taetae

:(

sleep well

 

Hobi

sleep well baby!!

 

Kim Namjoon

Sleep-

Why do I feel like I just interrupted something?

 


 

Taetae

WAKE UP

WAKE TF UP

THEYRE AWAKE I REPEAT THEYRE AWAKE

AND THEYRE ARGUING

JIKOOK IS SINKING AGAIN

HOW THE FUCK CAN Y'ALL STILL BE SLEEPING

OH MY GOD

CHIM IS YELLING

WHAT DO I DO

WHAT TF DO I DO

GUYSSSS

SHOULD I GO THERE??

WHAT IF CHIM KILLS KOOK

I KNOW HES TINY BUT HE HAS ALL THE MEANS

 

Taetae

YOU DUMB BITCHES

WHY IT TAKES YOU SO LONG

IM EAVESDROPPING AND ITS BEEN QUIET FOR A WHILE

WHA T IF KOOKS DEAD

DO I HELP CHIM TO HIDE HIS BODY

WAITJFJFCJID

ARE THEY

OH GOD I THINK

I THINK THEYRE KISSING

AND CRYING

FUCK WHY A M I CRYING

 

Yoongs

tf you're so loud for

 

Taetae

CHECK MY MESSAGES PLEASE??

TELL ME WHAT DO I DO NOW

 

Jinnie

just let them get laid in peace

 

Taetae

JDJFEDFVHDGVIHEFW

 

Hobi

HWAT NOOOO

 

Jinnie

why

 

Hobi

JIMINS HURT????

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm starting to reconsider whether I should really be grateful for meeting all of you.

 

Jinnie

i mean

 

Yoongs

i'm asking this myself every other second

 

Taetae

KOOK LEFT THE BEDROOM

THEY WERE DEFINITELY KISSING

HSI LIPS ARE SWOLLEN

I REPEAT

S W O L L E N

ASGVIBKN DFCVKB MDVB FKCVLB

 

Yoongs

i bet that he just got his ass beaten

 

Jinnie

tbh what else did you expect

 

Yoongs

Hobi is such a great cook

 

Jinnie

that was

so random

but good for you i guess

 

Hobi

you know i'm sitting right beside you

and you could just tell me?

 

Jinnie

if he's blushing take a pic

 

Hobi

he's been blushing all the time

and he didn't let go of my hand even for a second

 

Kim Namjoon

What if one of you needed to go to the bathroom??

 

Yoongs

of course i let go then

 

Hobi

whispers: he did not

 

Taetae

IM ALICESVS

 

Jinnie

saved by another chaotic gay

 

Yoongs

god bless

 

Kim Namjoon

You're Alice?

 

Taetae

NO DUMBASS IM ALICE

FUCK

ALIVE

Kook is making Chim dinner

he also changed the dressing for him

such a boyfriend material im lowkey jealous??

 

Jinnie

no one can top my Joonie

 

Kim Namjoon

Am I not more of a husband material, though??

 

Baby has entered the chat.

 

Jinnie

baby

 

Kim Namjoon

THE BLUE HEART JDJDAJDJ

 

Hobi

OH MY GOD THATS SO CUTE?? :((((((((((

 

Taetae

IS THAT MY SOULMATE

 

Baby

hi

 

Yoongs

SUNSHINE YOU'RE BACK

 

Jinnie

hi whaT HI

BITCH IS YOU OKAY

WHATS GOING ON

 

Baby

um

 

Taetae

wait imma go and slap him

because im pretty sure hes about to feed us another 'don't worry i'll deal with it myself' bullshit

 

Kookie

i fucking dare you

 

Taetae

i feel threatened

in my own home

 

Yoongs

get used to it i say

 

Taetae

hey but make some dinner for me too while you're at it

HE FUCKING LAUGHED

I HEARD THAT BITCH

 

Kim Namjoon

Jimin, are you okay?

 

Hobi

are you sure you don't need to go to the hospital??

 

Yoongs

and don't we have to call that Sangwook guy?

 

Jinnie

IS JUNGKOOK REALLY NEMO

 

Yoongs

fucking finally asking the right questions

 

Baby

i know it's a lot to ask

but could you please

 

Taetae

I SLAPPED HIM

 

Baby

THAT FUCKING HURT??

 

Kookie

you did what

 

Taetae

AND NOW IM ON THE RUN

 

Kim Namjoon

No.

 

Jinnie

yeah like whatever you were about to ask

NUH-UH

NOT HAPPENING

 

Baby

why are you so stubborn :(

it's all over

Darla won't come after us

i'm safe

YOU'RE safe

we can all just forget that this has ever happened

 

Jinnie

do you even hear yourself Jimin

 

Hobi

you were kidnapped

it's not something that we can just erase and laugh about one day

and I think we have the right to know what happened

 

Yoongs

and since it's over

what could really happen if you told us??

 

Baby

it's complicated

 

Kookie

it's really not

 

Baby

Jungkook

we've talked about this

 

Kookie

yea and i still don't agree with you

 

Hobi

is that what you were arguing about?

 

Taetae

HOSEOKSDJGVDSBJN

 

Baby

we know you've been eavesdropping

 

Kookie

you weren't really subtle

 

Baby

you were sobbing so loudly??

 

Taetae

WELL SO WERE THE TWO OF YOU

 

Kim Namjoon

Can we please not get distracted? :)

 

Taetae

..that made me so uncomfortable

 

Kookie

Namjoon using emojis is so powerful

 

Baby

y'all are such a bad influence on him :(

 

Kim Namjoon

PLEASE STOP CHANGING THE SUBJECT??

NOT SO SUBTLY MA Y I ADD

 

Jinnie

he's such a whiny baby at times

throwing his little tantrums

a d o r a b l e

 

Hobi

if you're not gonna tell us why were you arguing

i swear i'll show you how throwing a tantrum looks like

 

Yoongs

and we have a winner

 

Baby

Hobi :(

 

Kookie

you know already that im Nemo right

it's my fault that Jimin got kidnapped

 

Baby

JUNGKOOK NO

 

Taetae

let me just add that Kook just stuffed a whole toast into Chim's mouth just to get him shut up

also he made me food as well? im touched :((

 

Yoongs

i have a better question

who's Darla

 

Baby

he's a nobody

 

Kookie

his name is Kim Youngha

 

Yoongs

who tf is Kim Youngha

 

Taetae

I KNOW HIM??

 

Jinnie

are you asking or do you really know him??

 

Kim Namjoon

Kim Youngha? T H E Kim Youngha?

JIMIN IS IT THE KIM YOUNGHA I THINK IT IS

HOW CAN YOU SAY ITS OVER

ARENT WE FUCKED

AND HOW DID JUNGKOOK EVEN MANAGE TO PISS HIM OFF????????

 

Baby

Namjoon he's not a threat to us anymore

calm down

 

Kim Namjoon

OH MY GOD SO IT IS HIM

IS HE GOING OT KILL US

HE IS ISNT HE

 

Hobi

WHO IS HE

 

Kim Namjoon

HES GOING TO END US AM I RIGHT

 

Baby

HES NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING I REPEAT

calm the fuck down plea se

 

Jinnie

how can you be sure of that??

 

Kookie

he made a deal with Darla

 

Taetae

what deal

 

Kim Namjoon

Jungkook..?

 

Kookie

idk he didn't tell me

 

Baby

we can talk about that later

 

Yoongs

but you'll tell us too right?

sunshine?

 

Hobi

are you there?? :(

 

Taetae

they just started arguing again

 

Hobi

if he doesn't tell Kookie then there's no way he'll tell us :(

 

Kim Namjoon

He might not be able to.

 

Yoongs

what do you mean?

 

Kim Namjoon

It's Kim Youngha we're talking about here.

Whatever deal he's made with him, it might get him and/or us into trouble if he tells us.

Jimin's too careful to risk like that.

 

Jinnie

but who's that guy anyway?

What's so special about him??

 

Taetae

i'm curious myself?

Like isn't he just an owner of this big ass dope art gallery??

 

Yoongs

art gallery?

 

Kim Namjoon

Well, yes. But he's also a murderer, just to start with.

That art gallery is one of the covers he uses for his other.. questionable businesses.

 

Tateae

that

thAT I DID NOT KNOW HOLY SHIT??

 

Hobi

so when Jimin said that we all may know him

and that he's a public figure

that's what he meant?

because we all could've gone to that art gallery at some point

 

Jinnie

how is he a public figure

 

Taetae

they were talking about him on the news

plus he does some charity work and all that shit

 

Yoongs

why??

did he kill someone on the national tv or something

 

Kim Namjoon

No. It's because there's going to be an opening of a new exhibition at his gallery this week.

 

Jinnie

and they're making such a big deal out of it??

 

Hobi

WAIT THATS IT!!

 

Taetae

that's what?

 

Hobi

Darla gave us a week right?

a week passes exactly when the exhibition starts!!!!!!

i just checked and the date matches perfectly!!

 

Taetae

OH SHIT HE'S RIGHT

 

Jinnie

I don't want to be that bitch but

why does it matter?

 

Yoongs

maybe he knew he was going to be busy that's why he just wanted to end it before the opening??

 

Kim Namjoon

That would be a logical explanation if it wasn't for the fact that he waited months just to kidnap Jimin and make us play his game.

 

Hobi

it can't be just a coincidence

not when it comes to Darla

 

Taetae

it has to mean something

and if by chance he knew who Nemo was from the beginning

it just shows how fucked up he is

he made us play his sick game just cause he felt like it

 

Jinnie

perhaps

but the only way for us to find out is to wait till Jimin and Jungkook explain everything to us

 

Kim Namjoon

Are they still arguing?

 

Taetae

i left the bedroom some time ago

but Kook is not happy about the deal Chim's made with Darla

 

Yoongs

what yOU LEFT??

 

Hobi

can't you go back and listen to what are they saying? :(

 

Taetae

do you want me to die?

it was either me leaving on my own or they'd kick me out anywya

BUT

as they were speaking much louder at some point

i did hear something

idk what's this about

but Chim was kinda freaking out?

AND HE WANTED TO GO BACK TO DARLA??

bc whatever Kook gave Darla

he confessed it was a fake

and Chim said they need to give him the original before he finds out or the deal they have will be off and Darla's going to kill us basically

and that's all i have for now

 

Jinnie

you're eavesdropping aren't you

 

Taetae

BE GRATEFUL THAT I'M RISKING MY LIFE FOR YOU

 

Kim Namjoon

But you don't know what's the deal exactly?

 

Taetae

i had to pretend that i was leaving at the time when Chim was explaining it

 

Yoongs

tsk so useless

 

Taetae

IM SORRY THAT IM BREATHING??

 

Hobi

what are they saying now?

 

Taetae

well

right now Chim's trying to explain to Kook how bad whatever he's done is by telling him that it's not some game of his

to what Kook is like yea i know but Chim didn't even let him finish before he went like 'do you really? you don't get a second chance if you screw things up. you just die and it's gonna be us if we don't give it back to him!!'

he looks really desperate

but Kook is a stubborn bitch so it seems

no matter how much Chim pouts

he's adamant to whatever he's saying

 

Yoongs

what's the 'it' they're talking about

 

Hobi

Tae but maybe you should go there

help them calm down

and convince Jimin to tell us everything? :(

 

Jinnie

the thing is that if Jimin really doesn't want to tell us

then there's nothing we could do to convince him

like if we're stubborn

he's ten times more stubborn

and trying to make him talk is like talking to a brick wall

 

Taetae

i don't know if i should

it's clearly all between them

they shouldsfv dTHIS BITCH

HOW COULD HE

I CANT BELIEVE?!?!

 

Hobi

WHAT WHAT HAPPENED

 

Kim Namjoon

Did one of them snap?!

 

Yoongs

IS THAT SERIOUSLY THE FIRST THING THAT CAME TO YOUR MIND

 

Taetae

i know what the deal is

and gather up bitches

bc this will happen but only over my dead fucking body

 

Jinnie

Taehyung spill the fucking thing now

 

Taetae

Darla wants Chim to resign

 

Yoongs

wha t

 

Kim Namjoon

That's.. Not really surprising, actually.

 

Taetae

but what has Kook's blood boiling

and mine as well

is that Darla wants Kook to use his hacking skills to delete everything there's about him from every database possible

and i wrote and read enough books to know

that if he does that

every chance at throwing Darla's ass to jail will be gone

 

Kim Namjoon

oh my god

and he's considering doing that!?

 

Hobi

why do you think?

because he wants to protect us

fuck

and it's all our fault?

I mean

Nemo, Kookie whatever is to blame too

but if it wasn't for us letting Darla in to our homes

talking about all those things we shouldn't have talked about when Jimin asked us not to

all of this could've been avoided??


Yoongs

and then Jimin would be dead

Hobi there was nothing we could've done

Darla made it impossible for us since the beginning

this was his goal

and he's succeeded

 

Jinnie

even if we didn't say anything

or be dumb enough to let his pawns bug our places

he'd have just come up with another plan

 

Taetae

it doesn't matter

what's done is done

but we can't let them do this

 

Kim Namjoon

Didn't you say that Jungkook doesn't want to do this, though?

Then there's still time to try and change Jimin's mind.

 

Jinnie

good luck with that

 

Yoongs

is that guy really that dangerous

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm afraid he is.

That's why it blows my mind how Jungkook, such a shy good kid, has even got to know someone like him.

 

Hobi

but will deleting his files really do such a harm?

Like don't they always keep physical copies somewhere??

 

Taetae

i didn't think about that

but you're right

 

Jinnie

it doesn't make much sense then?

 

Kim Namjoon

Oh no

But it does.

Guys, we're screwed but this

this is brilliant?? He's had everything all planned out, oh my god.

I can't believe how everything just comes together.

Before I wouldn't even put two and two together but now

it's just mind blowing how well thought his plan was.

 

Taetae

awesome

here comes more great news :)

 

Hobi

:((((

 

Yoongs

Namjoon

english please

 

Kim Namjoon

Right, sorry.

Here's the thing.

About the same time as our homes were bugged,

something happened at the precinct Jimin works at and a few other places.

No one's allowed to talk about that and tbh everyone's too ashamed to, really.

But files went missing.

A lot of files.

And I bet that Kim's files were among them.

 

Kim Namjoon

It's like domino effect.

Whatever Jungkook's done, it knocked the first one down and made all the others to slowly follow suit.

Darla used Jungkook to get whatever he wanted from him but not only that, by using the bonds between us, Jungkook's feelings for Jimin and vice versa he'll clear himself of all the charges there were against him. He'll be a free man. All the work that was put to finally send him to jail will be wasted.

Do you even know what does it mean?

 

Jinnie

Taehyung

drag Jungkook's ass here or i fucking swear im gonna come there and do that myself

 

Hobi

don't be mad at him :(

Kookie's so shy and he seems like a really nice guy??

i'm sure he wouldn't do whatever he did if he knew this would happen

 

Yoongs

yes but everything has its consequences Hobi

and from what i gather

this is big

he screwed up big time

and he better has a damn good explanation for it

 

Taetae

I agree with all of you

but let's give them a moment

they're making up

Kook is peppering Chim with kisses and they're both sobbing again

 

Hobi

:(

 

Kim Namjoon

Do you think they're going to tell us everything willingly?

 

Taetae

i think so

yeah

it looks like Kook helped Chim to make up his mind

but knowing everything is one thing

how we're gonna stop this is a better question

if Chim breaks the deal with Darla

we're dead

but if he does what Darla told him

Darla walks free

is it even possible for us to stop him??

 

Jinnie

baby steps

let's worry about one thing at a time please

 

Yoongs

im getting so anxious

 

Jinnie

same bitch

Jungkook doesn't even go outside that often

he just sits at home playing those dumb games spending his money on all those useless stuff

how the hell could he make someone like Darla angry??

 

Kim Namjoon

Is it possible that he hacked him?

 

Taetae

the content of tha t bag he took with him holds all the answers i guess

 

Hobi

you don't know what was there?

 

Jinnie

nope

he didn't even let us touch it

although i DO recognize it

it's the bag he takes with him to the gym

he must've stuffed something extra there before leaving

 

Kim Namjoon

But whatever it was, it must've been something long.

It looked like the bag wasn't big enough and the sides were kind of really pushed tightly outside??

 

Yoongs

it doesn't help my axniety

can we please just wait for them

 

Taetae

waiting is for the weak

 

Yoongs

who said i'm not weak thohjbju

 

Jinnie

what

 

Yoongs

nothing

 

Jinnie

Hobi what did you do

 

Hobi

i kissed him

he looks a lot calmer now uwu

 

Jinnie

did you just uwu at me

 

Taetae

u w u

 

Kim Namjoon

What does it mean??

 

Jinnie

HE JUST READ THAT OUT LOUD ICB JSJSJSJ

 

Kim Namjoon

Was I not supposed to??!

 

Kookie

maybe it was a bad idea

maybe we should just leave the chat

 

Baby

wait so you don't pronounce it as oowoo

 

Kookie

BABE ITS AN EMOTICON

please don't tell me you put pineapple on pizza too

 

Baby

and what if i do

 

Kim Namjoon

What's wrong with pineapple on pizza??

 

Baby

idk i don't see the problem either??

 

Kookie

 

Jinnie

 

Taetae

do i sense trouble in paradise

 

Hobi

i think i'd be more offended if they were pouring milk first before cereal

pineapple ain't that bad

 

Taetae

excuse me?

 

Yoongs

and what's wrong with THAT??

 

Hobi

 

Baby

do you know that Taetae puts ketchup ON his fries

 

Yoongs

what the fuck

 

Kim Namjoon

What sane person does that?

 

Jinnie

listen here

if i'm gonna eat fucking pineapple on pizza

you're gonna eat fucking fries swimming in ketchup from now on

do i make myself clear

 

Kim Namjoon

..y-yes.

 

Jinnie

good

so now

Jungkook sweetie

what the fuck did you do? :)

 

Kookie

was that smiley face really necessary

 

Taetae

he still asked nicely if you ask me

 

Hobi

you're gonna tell us everything right??

 

Baby

yes

but before we do

just let me say one thing

that doesn't change anything

you can't talk me out of completing my part of deal with Kim

i've made a decision and nothing you say is gonna change it

BUT you were right and you do deserve to know what it is all about

but that's it

after we tell you, we WILL just forget that it's ever happened, okay?

 

Yoongs

you're okay with that Kook??

 

Kookie

we can talk about that later

 

Baby

there's nothing to talk about

 

Hobi

please don't argue again :(

 

Baby

you're right um

so if you have any questions just ask i'll answer them along the way

 

Kim Namjoon

Wait, you'll be the one doing the explaining?

 

Jinnie

shouldn't it be Jungkook??

since he's Nemo?

 

Taetae

let me guess

it's complicated?

 

Kookie

yea

it'll be better if he starts

 

Yoongs

okay then

go on

Chapter Text

Baby

right so

it might be slightly confusing

or like

A LOT

but so it was for me so you just gotta bear with it before Kookie takes over and explain the rest

i'll try to explain everything as best as i can

but i may skip some details since there are things i can't really tell you about and i'd rather not

and by those details i mean some cases details so like yeah

anyway

it all started about four months ago?

all from a call we received

we as not me just some other officers who work at the station just so we're clear

it was an anonymous tip and although we've been looking, we've never got the identity of the person who informed us

all they said was that there was a break in

that there were no casualties but that something went missing

and that was all before they hung up

obviously a patrol was sent there to check it out and it turned out that there was indeed a break in

it wasn't made public not at the beginning at least

and the thing that was stolen

was a painting

from none other than Kim's gallery

 

Jinnie

a painting??

 

Baby

Kookie will explain more about that later

for now let me say a few words about Kim quickly so you get a better picture of him

what you need to know about him is that he's the owner of that art gallery like you know already

but he's also known for things like extortion, smuggling, money laundering, he made people kill for him and he killed people himself, and that's only off the top of my head

he has a lot of money, lots of connections

he's pretty much untouchable and he knows that

we've been trying to pin him down for years

but we've never had enough to convict him

that's why after the painting was stolen

the FBI took over right away

sure, they were working on getting that painting back

but it was also an opportunity to perhaps find something that would help to take Kim down

and it was Joo Sangwook, the 'whipped dude', that was in charge of that

he's in the white collar crime unit and he's the best

if someone was going to find that missing painting, it was going to be him

 

Taetae

did he actually flirt with you

 

Yoongs

literally who cares

 

Kim Namjoon

Jungkook

 

Jinnie

Jungkook

 

Hobi

Kookie

 

Taetae

me? duh

 

Baby

no i've made that up

please don't be mad :(

 

Taetae

i won't be if you explain why you lied

 

Baby

i'll get to that soon i promise :(

 

Jinnie

so that Sangwook was leading the investigation

how do you fit in there?

 

Baby

the thing is

i don't

i only knew about that bc of that anonymous tip

i wasn't involved in that case at all

at first I was just told not to talk about it because it would look bad if the press found out that the painting that was supposed to be the focus of Kim's new exhibition got stolen

but then someone leaked everything and it was a mess

of course until Kim insisted on telling the medias that it was a different painting that went missing

one of a low value having nothing to do with the exhibition

and everything died off pretty quickly

 

Yoongs

i don't understand

then how did you and Darla meet?

 

Baby

because as i was minding my own business

some time later something was sent to me

a gift

 

Hobi

a gift from whom?

 

Baby

i didn't know at the time

 

Kim Namjoon

What was it?

 

Baby

a painting

a very small one

but still very beautiful

 

Yoongs

and how was that involved with anything??

 

Baby

at first it was just odd

someone leaving a painting on my doorstep

of course we've tried to look for whoever who could've sent it to me but we didn't find anything

and it didn't match any of the cases i was working on

so we just brushed it off at some point and forgot about it

but then they were also delivered to me at the precinct

and some were even addressed to me but delivered at Kim's gallery and it just

raised some questions you know

bc someone was clearly trying to get my attention

but i just couldn't understand why

like what had that missing painting even to do with me

unfortunately i wasn't the only one having questions

that's why i was questioned about it

because it was just too big of a coincidence for a painting to go missing

and then all those gifts being sent to me

they were thinking that i must've had something to do with it

or perhaps that i was targeted for some reason

 

Kim Namjoon

Were you?

 

Baby

now i know i wasn't

but i didn't know that then

and in my career

i've dealt with a lot of really messed up people

and no matter how beautiful those paintings were

it was hard to appreciate them

when all i could think about was that it could be some sociopath sending them to me

or a stalker

or someone holding a grudge against me and just waiting till i slip up

i've thought a lot about it

more than i should've probably

yet no one could find anything or connect me with that painting or Kim or his gallery

so they let me go

i thought it'd be over and that i wouldn't have to worry about it ever again

but it wasn't long before they came back knocking at my door

 

Jinnie

what did they want??

 

Baby

they asked me to help them find whoever has stolen that painting

but more importantly

to help them with the investigation against Kim

 

Taetae

that's what you've been doing the past three months??

 

Kim Namjoon

So that's the reason you've been MIA at the precinct.

 

Baby

yeah

i was working with Sangwook

i was actually helping him with some other cases too

 

Hobi

what about those gifts?

 

Baby

that's the weirdest thing

Sangwook was asking for me to join him many times

i refused every single one

yet once i agreed

the gifts stopped coming

i haven't received anything new since i've started working with Sangwook

 

Yoongs

so basically

someone stole a painting

but for some reason

they started sending you those gifts

 

Taetae

it's like they wanted you on the case

 

Baby

apparently

it didn't make any sense to me why though

 

Kim Namjoon

Because you're a homicide detective?

 

Baby

that's right

there was no body this time

and Sangwook's great

he'd do the job just fine on his own

 

Hobi

was there something peculiar about the paintings that were sent to you?

 

Baby

you could say they were quite

personal

 

Taetae

as if someone knew a lot about you?

 

Baby

that was one of the reasons why they were thinking that i was the key to solving it

that's why they wanted me to work with them

i mean

keep your friends close but your enemies closer am i right

 

Jinnie

they treated you as an enemy??

aren't you like the best homicide detective in the city

 

Baby

i wouldn't say that

 

Kim Namjoon

He is.

 

Hobi

i told you he's humble

 

Baby

anyway

 

Taetae

you made him blush

 

Kookie

he's cute

 

Jinnie

oh so you're alive

 

Kookie

i know everything so there no reason for me to butt in

 

Taetae

besides he's busy playing with Chim's hair

 

Baby

ANYWAY

 

Kim Namjoon

The baby got mad.

 

Baby

i'll never get used to you talking like that

 

Yoongs

how about you go on with your story

 

Baby

um

SO they weren't explicitly showing that

the whole team is super nice including Sangwook and i've learned a lot from them

but i knew they've never stopped investigating me

it wasn't anything to be surprised about tho

i would've done the same

i was their only lead

they even tested the paintings

but they found nothing no fingertips there was no return address

nothing that they could use to pinpoint who could've sent them

they searched my apartment just in case

did a background check on me

yet again

they ended up with nothing

 

Kim Namjoon

So then you've started working with them?

 

Yoongs

and you were looking for that painting

 

Hobi

did you find it??

 

Baby

for the past three months that's what i was doing

it wasn't my choice

i was pretty much forced to work with them

but once Sangwook explained everything to me

i wasn't that mad you know?

i mean everything about it was so interesting

like if it wasn't for that anonymous tip

I bet we'd never know that something got stolen

bc Kim'd have probably dealt with the problem himself

but someone called us and told us about it

and let me tell you

Kim was not pleased about it

when a patrol showed up he was anything but grateful

he was annoyed

then again it doesn't really make sense that he got mad at us for not finding the painting since he didn't want us sniffing around his businesses in the first place

but we DID have a breakthrough regarding other case

 

Taetae

you found something on Darla!!

 

Baby

yes we did

it doesn't really matter what was it exactly

but the fact stands

we finally had something

this was going to allow us to slowly build a solid case against him

we've had enough to even ask for a warrant to search his place

 

Yoongs

had..?

 

Baby

well i got myself kidnapped by him

andt hat.. complicated things

 

Taetae

what exactly happened that day

 

Baby

we've met with him in the morning

Sangwook and I

we were seeing him at his gallery

we've been always meeting there

to update him about our progress, ask him some extra questions, things like that

that day the rest of our team was looking through all the new things we've discovered

bc the truth is

neither of us really cared about that missing painting

it was important to find it of course

but it was nothing compared to other urgent matters we've had at hand

and that Friday we've been working till midnight

it was a hectic day

when i finally got home

i was so so tired the only thing that was on my mind was to just get to the bed and sleep

 

Jinnie

and yet you still managed to kick those guys asses

 

Baby

adrenaline, i guess

i didn't know at first who broke in to my place

i reacted on instinct

but they had clear advantage on me so i tried to listen to them first

i was so surprised to see Kim

i mean

Sangwook was warning me about him every day

telling me how fucked up he was

how dangerous he was

and i believed him

but i'd have never thought that he'd do something like this

that actually brings me to that number you kept Taetae

after i agreed to work with Sangwook

he gave me his private number

and he told me to call him if anything ever happened

tbh i was so tired that day too that i completely forgot about it

but then days later you found it in my pocket

and i couldn't tell you what was it really about

not many people knew about me working with Sangwook

you know that there are some cases i can't tell you about

it was one of them

that's why i lied

i still can't believe that you kept it tho

if it wasn't for some other circumstances

Sangwook'd actually catch Kim thanks to you

 

Taetae

what do you mean

why can't he do that now

 

Baby

well

why do you think Kim kidnapped me?

 

Hobi

isn't it because Nemo pissed him off

and since you were getting those paintings as gifts

that was the reason you were connected to Nemo?

 

Baby

that's what he told you

but that's not the actual reason

if you think about it

Kim's had my place bugged

he knew about the investigation against him

he knew about e v e r y t h i n g

the moment we've got a breakthrough

he decided to kidnap me

why?

 

Jinnie

why don't you just tell us before i get mad :)

 

Kookie

can you please not threaten my baby

 

Jinnie

:))))))))))))))

 

Kookie

babe i'm sorry but you're on your own

 

Baby

wow thanks for the support

 

Kim Namjoon

He's seriously getting mad, Jimin.

 

Baby

ugh

Kim knew who Nemo was from the beginning!!

he kidnapped me not because he didn't know that it was Jungkook

or he was afraid that he wouldn't get what he wanted back

he just wanted to fuck with us

he wanted to make Jungkook regret bringing me into this

he was planning his sick game all this time

looking for anything that he could use against us

anything that could completely destroy us

like the only reason he didn't hurt Kookie or me right away was because he needed time to come up with this game

he did that a week before the exhibition starts bc he knew that he was going to win anyway

and he did

he won

the other reason is that he knew that Sangwook and I

that we've found something and he couldn't let us do something about it

so he kidnapped me and he made me agree to his deal

now he'll walk free and there's nothing we can do about it

 

Taetae

i called it

 

Jinnie

didn't we all call it

 

Yoongs

Kook how tf did you get yourself involved with that guy

 

Kim Namjoon

I have a different question..

 

Hobi

me too actually

 

Kim Namjoon

Why did you steal that painting?

 

Hobi

didn't you say you stopped stealing? :(

 

Yoongs

he did what

 

Jinnie

WHEN DID JIMIN SAY THT

 

Taetae

can't you like read between the lines??

 

Yoongs

wait so

let me get this straight

Kook stole the painting

sent you all those gifts to get you on the case

and when he said before leaving

that he had something and was gonna bring it to Darla

he meant the painting he stole?

Hobi where do you store alcohol

i need another shot

 

Jinnie

what the fuck

JUNGKOOK WHAT THE FUCK

IS THAT TRUE

 

Kookie

yea

 

Jinnie

yea? YEA??

Taehyung for fuck's sake do something right for once and slap that bitch across his dumb face

 

Taetae

i'd but Chim is sitting between his legs pressed back to his chest

and i don't want to risk hitting him

 

Jinnie

casualties are inevitable during the war??

 

Baby

NO ONE'S SLAPPING MY BABY OKAY

we've already talked about it

and sure i'm still mad

bc he's dumb

but we're okay now

so jst f

 

Taetae

excuse me @Kook

but what do you think you're doing

could you please not distract my soulmate

 

Yoongs

what's he doing

 

Kim Namjoon

They're not arguing again, are they??

 

Taetae

he just went all soft and he's kissing Chim's neck

AND HE'S IGNORINGME??

@Kook @kook @kook

 

Baby

did i not tell you not to say those stuff in the chat

 

Taetae

stop using Minnie's phone you bitch

 

Jinnie

Tae's out there doing god's work

spill all the tea sweetie

 

Hobi

weren't you like mad two seconds ago

 

Jinnie

bish i waited actual YEARS for jikook to finally get together

i watched them pretending that they didn't know each other when i've 'introduced' them

the constant pining was so unbearable to watch

Jungkook was whining all this time talking about Jimin every single day

so please

let me be happy just for a moment okay

 

Kim Namjoon

He just shed a tear.

 

Yoongs

so fucking dramatic

 

Jinnie

also

guys

communication is the key if you want this relationship to work

take notes from me and Joonie

 

Kookie

easy for you to say

you're just going to threaten everything out of Namjoon

i can't do that to Jimin

 

Baby

i guess i'll be the one doing the threatening part from now on

 

Kookie

what

 

Baby

:)

 

Yoongs

it's what you deserve tbh

 

Taetae

so we've screwed up right

 

Hobi

??

 

Taetae

if it wasn't for our places being bugged

Darla wouldn't probably know half the things he knows now

and then we went and talked about everything in the chat

we've really messed up huh

 

Baby

it's not your fault

 

Kookie

it's mine

 

Taetae

right

if you didn't steal that painting

Darla would've never bugged Chim's place

and he wouldn't have kidnapped him

seems about right

 

Kim Namjoon

That's one way to put it.

If Jungkook only didn't send those paintings to Jimin, then Sangwook still perhaps would've cracked the case and Kim would've been charged.

In your scenario, Kim still walks free.

 

Taetae

that's not the point??

like why steal the painting in the first place

why would you make Chim work on it??

 

Hobi

i'm sure he'll explain

don't be so hard on him

not when Jimin and he made up :(

 

Jinnie

all i'm gonna say

i'm disappointed

 

Kookie

you have every right to be

 

Yoongs

so what happened kid

it's time to tell us

 

Taetae

do you know everything already Chim?

 

Baby

i don't

 

Taetae

why??

 

Baby

he wanted to explain everything to all of us properly

 

Kim Namjoon

Start when you're ready, Jungkook.

 

Taetae

don't skip any details

 

Kookie

i get it Tae

I won't

i'll tell you everything

i know it might sound stupid

but i really didn't have bad intentions when i did it

now i know i went all wrong about it

that i should've just told Jimin everything and let him deal with it

that's why i promise i'll fix it

 

Baby

Jungkook

 

Kookie

let me talk for now

i believe there's a way for us to win

i'll talk about it later tho

first let me explain myself

for me to do so we have to go eight months back

because it was eight months ago that i went to Kim's gallery for the first time

Tae mentioned it already

i paint

i mean i love it it's a hobby of mine

although i don't talk much about it

nor do i show anyone my works

except for Jin of course

um

painting is something that helps me relax

it's a mean of escape for me

when i'm feeling anxious or stressed

i'm too overwhelmed with something

i just run away and paint

it's like putting little pieces of me on a canvas

and showing that to anyone

feels like exposing every part of me that i'm too afraid to actually show to others

it leaves me bare

too vulnerable

that's why i'm always alone when i paint

and i keep everything hidden

but even if it's just a hobby

like i said I love it

i love improving learning new things

and i went to Kim's gallery with that purpose in mind

i took my sketchbook with me and i spend there HOURS just sketching

i went back there the next day

and the next one

soon i was going there almost every day

i'd sit there studying all those beautiful works

with no one disturbing me or minding my presence

after a few weeks

it was when i've finally noticed

it was day like any other

i came in the morning

at some point i started taking photos of the pieces i was studying so i could finish what i started in the gallery at home

later i'd compare the two to see what was missing what had to be changed or added things like that

that time i've already had the flat colors but i felt like there was something wrong with it so I went back to find out what it was

it hit me then

the colors weren't matching

what i had on the paper looked different than what was on the original painting

so i thought

oh well i guess i've made a mistake

i fixed it and went on with finishing it without giving it much thought

but then it happened again?

and again??

so one time instead of studying new works

i've decided to bring my old ones with me and compare them with the originals

see at first i thought that maybe i was going colorblind

bc the colors

well

a normal person probably wouldn't spot the difference

but an artist??

like the difference was there

and i took under the consideration that maybe i didn't blend the paint the right way

perhaps the lighting changed

maybe i chose wrong paints

sometimes it's really hard to get the same effect

so i was almost ready to believe that it was a mistake on my part

until i've noticed that the painting on the display haven't even dried off completely

 

Taetae

as in the paint was still wet??

how's that even possible?

 

Kookie

yes bc it was a forgery

 

Baby

HOLD ON A FUCKING SECOND

what do you mean it was a forgery??

 

Kookie

half of the works were switched

the originals were gone

and everything that was on display was replaced by copies

that's why the colors didn't match

I admit

they were good

like really good

i'm impressed actually bc they'd fool many

but i was studying them every day

it would be impossible for me not to notice that they were different

it was only small details like slightly different colors that could be explain by bad lighting

sometimes some different techniques used here and there

nothing that a regular person would've noticed

but if you looked close enough

the differences were definitely there

 

Baby

are you trying to tell me that when you gave that painting back to Kim

it wasn't the copy you've made

but it was the painting that you stole and it was already a forgery?

Is this what you're telling me

 

Kookie

yea

 

Taetae

ATTENTION CHIM JUST SLAPPED KOOK ACROSS HIS FACEDFLVDKNJ

 

Jinnie

 

Yoongs

what else did he expect

 

Hobi

nothing ever annoyed me as much as his yea

 

Kim Namjoon

Who even talks like that??

 

Kookie

STOP ROASTING ME P LEASE??

 

Baby

I CANT BELIEVE YOU DIDNT TELL ME

 

Kookie

I WAS TRYING TO??

BUT YOU DIDNT LET ME

 

Taetae

he's right actually

 

Baby

WHOS SIDE ARE YOU ON

 

Kookie

YOU DIDNT EVEN TELL ME THAT YOU REMEMBERED ME

YOU CANT BE MAD AT ME

 

Baby

THATS NOT THE SAME??

you acted like you didn't know who i was!

what was i supposed to say?

Hey remember me?

it's me that boy that saved you from getting arrested

the one that bought you ice cream

THE ONE THAT YOUVE KISSED UNDER THAT SAKURA TREE AND DROPPED SAID ICE CREAM ON HIS SHIRT

 

Kookie

JIMINERJDSGVNJUIN MEF

 

Baby

how tf could I say that

i didn't want to make it awkward between us

 

Hobi

kissed

 

Taetae

are we talking a kiss

 

Yoongs

like

lips to lips

 

Kim Namjoon

Where two people are involved.

 

Jinnie

where your lips actually touched

 

Baby

yes?

 

Kookie

if you wanted me to die you could've just say so

 

Taetae

BITCH WHAT KISS

 

Jinnie

WHY DO I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IT

 

Hobi

WHY DID YOU LIE KOOKIE

 

Yoongs

is there anything else we need to know

 

Kim Namjoon

The biggest plot twist would be if they just said that they were dating since then.



Taetae

YOU ARENT RIGHT

 

Kookie

i wish

 

Baby

i don't understand what the big deal is??

 

Yoongs

the deal is that your boy skipped that part out when telling the story

 

Baby

oh

so how did he explain me calling him Kookie

 

Jinnie

he didnt?

 

Hobi

OH MY GOD??

 

Kim Namjoon

IEFSIEWHBGSIH

 

Kookie

Jimin baby

please

spare me

 

Taetae

Chim just smirked

prepare yourselves bitches

 

Baby

so the reason why i'm calling him that is

well

he just tasted like cookies when we kissed

 

Hobi

sdfjgiubhiTHIS SHIT IS SO CUTE IM GONNA GET DIABETES

 

Yoongs

he just squeaked so loud i think i went deaf

 

Kim Namjoon

But then why didn't you exchange your numbers or something? :(

 

Baby

it didn't really mean anything back then??

i mean i kinda wanted to

I was about to actually

but Kookie looked so shy and like he didn't so i just

i just left

 

Jinnie

didn't mean anything?

this kid's had a crush on you since then

when he found out that i'm friends with you

i'm pretty sure he's had a mental breakdown

 

Taetae

bitches it's fate

 

Hobi

they were meant to be :(

 

Kookie

yea whatever

can we go back to my story??

please

 

Taetae

he's blushing so hard lmaooo

 

Kim Namjoon

Are you sure it's not because Jimin slapped him?

 

Taetae

i think it's both

 

Kookie

i hate you just so you know

 

Baby

didn't you say you love me

 

Kookie

i didn't

 

Baby

oh

you're right you didn't

 

Taetae

AND WHY IS THAT

 

Yoongs

what about that message he deleted

 

Kookie

it doesn't count

 

Yoongs

rightttt

 

Jinnie

am i not aware of something again

 

Baby

so what happened after you've realized that the paintings in Kim's gallery were fake??

 

Hobi

suspicious much

 

Jinnie

ikr

 

Kookie

i thought i'd check something

 

Kim Namjoon

You guys are just dumb.

I'm sure he didn't say it because he wants to do it properly

not when they're a mess, still trying to get to the bottom of everything

learning stuff about each other they didn't know

explaining

apologizing

It's not really the right moment, you know?

To say that you love someone, it could be all empty words

but showing it everyday to the person you love

making them feel that love

wouldn't that be more beautiful and meaningful?

 

Taetae

im

 

Taetae

 

Kookie

JBFVGADN J MDID YOU JUST

 

Jinnie

 

Kookie

WERE RUNNING OUT OF TIME

CAN YOU BACK THE FUCK OUT OF MY LOVE LIFE

 

Yoongs

what love life

as far as i'm concerned it's nonexistent yet

 

Baby

he's a good kisser tho

 

Kookie

BABE

 

Hobi

what am i supposed to do with that knowledge

 

Taetae

how are we running out of time tho

 

Kookie

THE EXHIBITION IS IN TWO DAYS??

AND WE STILL NEED TO COME UP WITH A PLAN

 

Baby

THERE WONT BY ANY PLANS

 

Kookie

bby i got this

 

Baby

NO YOU DONT

 

Taetae

Minnie

shut up for a second thanks

 

Baby

what did you just say to me

 

Kim Namjoon

What did you check, Jungkook??

 

Kookie

i got curious you know

like if all those paintings were fake

where were the originals??

 

Yoongs

and you found something

 

Kookie

yea

i mean YES

there was a word on the street

turns out most of them were being sold for a lot of cash on the black market

 

Baby

oh my god Jungkook

 

Kookie

Kim found another way to get more rich

he has all of those paintings catching dust

so he decided to sell them while the ones in his gallery are fake

add the profit from the gallery, plus all the cash he's getting from the ones he's selling

it's pretty genius if you ask me

and it must've been going on for years but no one even noticed

 

Hobi

then why did you steal it?

 

Taetae

why not call the cops??

 

Kookie

but i did?

it was me who tipped them off

 

Jinnie

before or after stealing that painting

 

Kookie

look i had to be sure that i was right

 

Baby

but you didn't mention anything when you called!

 

Kookie

i thought you guys were smart enough to figure this out by yourselves

 

Taetae

Chim just rolled his eyes

 

Kookie

i called you did i not?

Like I stole that painting but Kim didn't even report it bc he's had already a fake painting ready to be set up in place of the one i took

so he left me with no choice that's why i let you know

i thought that once you'd find the painting you'd realize that it was a forgery

i mean why do you think Kim didn't inform anyone that it was stolen

bc once he would all of his dirty secrets would be revealed

after you'd find the painting I bet you'd test whether it was the real one and Kim couldn't allow this to happen

the original was long gone and since all the leads would bring you to that painting

everyone would know that the painting he's had was a copy

the thing is

you didn't even look for it!!

i waited so long for this Sangwook guy to find it

and believe me if he looked for it he'd find it right away okay

but he didn't give a damn!

so i've sent you all those mini paintings

bc i hoped that once you'd join them

you'd push the investigation in the right direction

but you didn't either

do you know how frustrating it was?

watching you walking in circles?

when you've had everything you needed to lock him up right under your nose??

 

Baby

oh you did not just say that to me

 

Taetae

i think it's time for me to evacuate myself from the bedroom…

 

Hobi

WHAT NO YOU CANT

you need to stop Jimin before he does something stupid :((

 

Yoongs

i don't think anything can beat what Kook did

 

Taetae

i repeat

do you want me to die


Jinnie

it's for a good cause Taehyung

 

Kim Namjoon

You'll be a hero.

 

Yoongs

what are they saying now

 

Baby

nothing

because there's nothing to say

i just can't believe how fucking dumb can someone be

 

Kookie

i'm sorry

 

Baby

if you only came to me

dammit Jungkook

 

Kookie

we can still fix it

 

Baby

i have a deal with Kim

i'm not letting you do anything

you've done enough

 

Jinnie

ouch

 

Taetae

but how exactly are you gonna stop us

 

Kim Namjoon

Before we get to that, can we go over everything again?

I feel there are some details missing from your stories.

 

Kookie

sure

but maybe ask questions this time?

it'll be easier

Chapter Text

After he ran away from home, Jungkook knew nothing about life other than that everyone around him: a stranger he bumped into on the street, his own mother, his colleagues at school – they all were wearing an everyday mask disguising who they truly were. Hiding their ugly personalities behind their pretty smiles. No matter how nice of a person they seemed to be, Jungkook learned that it was nothing but an act put on for others because despite them trying their best to hide it, there would always come a time when the curtain would drop along with their charming smiles, revealing what was happening behind the scenes, revealing their true self's. Usually, they turned out to be anything but pretty. It amazed him how in a span of seconds one could go from such a loving person to someone having so much hate in them, venom in their mouths as they would spit out so many cruel words, with the goal in their minds to hurt you, to show you that they were right even when they were not. Wanting to force their mindset into your head and make you their puppet doll because their truth was the only truth that mattered. It amazed him how one thing, how him being him could bring him so much hate from people… People he had trusted and loved. It changed him and it made him look differently at people around him. Ultimately, it was what made him who he was now. Jungkook was wearing a mask himself and underneath it, he was broken.

 

Living on his own for so many years, running away from a family that didn't even look for him, it changed him a lot. One day just an innocent kid, loved by everyone, with a bright future ahead of him – the next one he was forced to grow up, fend for himself to survive in this harsh world. That life toughen him up, built up his personality, but it also made him put up walls around him, refusing to let anyone in. The truth was, Jungkook was afraid of opening up again. His family proved to him that even though they were so close, he never knew them. When he came out to them, all happy and giddy, excited to tell them because he thought he could tell them anything – for a young kid to hear that there was something wrong with him, that it was just a phrase, that he was sick, that he was a disappointment… It broke him. And it never left him. It was never about accepting himself, there was nothing to accept in that matter – he was who he was and he loved himself. But the trust that got broken that day was something that he could never get back. Not that he ever tried.

 

Since then it was only him for himself to depend on. Life was hard back then, with no place for him to go, no one to talk to. It was easier to pretend that everything was normal while he was still going to school where he could forget if only for a few hours about his problems, focus his mind on something else, eat a warm meal. He knew it wasn't a solution, and not so long after, he decided not to go there anymore. Instead, he started searching for other means for him to survive. That's how he started stealing. He wasn't proud of it, he hated it in fact. Every day he would look for a job but there was no one who wanted to hire him, and stealing was the only way for him to get by somehow. He was smart, his reflexes quick, with practice it became easier and easier for him, making him enough money to rent a small room and take care of himself. He met a lot of people along the way sharing similar stories as him, some looking for connection, to make some bounds, some wanting to use him – Jungkook pushed them all away. Because he was afraid. So so afraid of hurting again, having his heart even more broken while he was still in the process of gathering all the missing pieces to put it back together.

 

That fear, it stopped him from doing many things. He could never invest himself entirely to anyone or anything, fearing that when things got tough, he would leave without the need to face them or, in the worst case scenario, the past would repeat itself and he would have to go through the same thing he went through with his parents. That made him a runner. He was good at running away from people chasing him but he was also good at running away from his problems. Never stay in one place too long, that was his number one rule. Never get attached. Never get your heart broken ever again. It worked just fine for years. But as everything, it also had an expire date. Like everything, it didn't last forever. He met Jimin for the first time and suddenly, he was willing to throw everything he had believed in away just so he could stare a bit longer at that boy, admire his beautiful smile and his eyes, those eyes he could get lost in anytime, forming crescent moons as he would giggle so endearingly. He would give away anything just to be able to stay with him, get to know him, let him in. Because it felt right. They knew each other for no longer than a few hours yet Jungkook knew he had already fallen for the other. He didn't think much – he didn't think at all – when he had kissed him under that cherry blossom tree, tasting the vanilla taste off his lips, melting at how soft and sweet they were. It was his first kiss, it wasn't perfect but it was perfect for him. For them. He loved how Jimin's eyes were sparkling when he looked up at him, cheeks tainted a shade of pink, plump lips parted – waiting. He was almost ready to lean in again when some loud sound snapped him out of it, making him drop the ice cream he was still holding, making him question in fear what the hell was he even doing. The bubble burst, because of him, and just as it was the first time he met Jimin it was also the first time when he tasted regret. He knew Jimin didn't want to leave, didn't want to say goodbye. When Jungkook didn't even let him say anything, he looked so dejected, disappointed, that Jungkook… felt himself breaking even more after that. Jimin was his chance at something good, perhaps to change his life for the better, but he was too afraid to take it. He was always too afraid. Up until now he still couldn't get rid of that bitter aftertaste of the regret after he watched Jimin walking away, his tiny figure hugged by the hoodie Jungkook had given him. That feeling never left him but it got bearable to carry when he met Jin.

 

When he had spotted him on that street, walking with that backpack, he thought to himself he was an easy pray. He was distracted by the conversation he had with someone on the phone and since Jungkook had no idea who he was, he just went for it. He didn't even have time to blink when he was thrown on the ground, his lungs burning for air as Jin locked his head between his arms. And just like that, the second time Jungkook feared that it was the end, that he would go to jail, that his life that hadn't even started yet would be over, he was proved wrong. He still wasn't sure why Jin did that, why did he buy him food, why did he listen to Jungkook's story. What was shocking to him even more was why did he even tell him anything? Yet when Jin had asked him, he told him everything. He told him even about Jimin. And Jin listened. And he never left, he listened and then despite Jungkook refusing, he helped him to get back on his feet. He sent him to school, he let him live at his apartment. He did so much for him not wanting anything in return. Jungkook didn't even notice when he started trusting the elder entirely, not even once questioning it. It all came natural. He learned so much from him, but when it came to others, he couldn't find it in himself to let them in. He didn't want to let them in. Jin was an exception, his steady ground, his lifeline keeping him afloat. He didn't need anyone else when he had him. At least that was what he was keep on telling himself.

 

It was a total surprise to him as Jin had brought someone over that one time and it was even a bigger one when he realized that it was Jimin. Jimin, that boy he had kissed, the same Jimin with the pretty smile and sparkles in his eyes. Jungkook couldn't believe his luck but when it came to say something, he tasted regret on his tongue once again. Instead of admitting that he remembered him, he acted like he didn't know him. He used to tell himself that that dejection he spotted for a second on Jimin's face before he smiled again was something his mind created, but now knowing the whole truth, he knew that he had hurt Jimin. That he had ran away the second time without giving them a chance when both of them clearly wanted it.

 

It got only worse later. Jungkook feared so much losing what they had, that friendship that was blooming between them, that he didn't dare to take another step and push their relationship up to the next level. He was afraid that once, if at all, they got together, things could go downhill and that thing they had would be lost forever. That he would lose Jimin, and a life without him was a life Jungkook never wanted to experience. Only now, staring into Jimin's glistering eyes did he realize that maybe, that maybe he was wrong.

 

He didn't even have time to react when Jimin kicked off the sheets, pulling himself up and before Jungkook knew, Jimin's fingers tightened on his jaw, harshly bringing his face in closer. His eyes widened in shock. He has never seen Jimin so vulnerable, so lost and scared but at the same time, so mad before. His gaze was so intense Jungkook felt a lump growing in his throat, gulping down with a difficulty, his throat bobbing nervously. He couldn't stand Jimin looking at him like that, as if staring right into his soul, so he ducked his head, looking at anything but him. It turned out to be a mistake as Jimin jerked his head to the side, his voice stern as he said, “look at me.”

 

 

 

 

Jimin, although he would probably never admit it, had spent a lot of time thinking about his relationship with Jungkook. He would whine every once in a while, especially when he was drunk, how he liked the other, how he wanted them to get closer, but it was only that: whining, nothing more. He didn't really spoke of the things that were keeping him at night wide awake, things that actually mattered the most. Perhaps it was his first mistake. Perhaps, not sharing his actual feelings out loud was something that brought him here. Because there were just so many things left unsaid between Jungkook and him. Things that could have been solved by a simple conversation that they never had, never felt the need to have. Despite spending so much time together, they never talked about things they should have talked about. Neither of them has ever asked: what are we? What it really was that thing between them? Those shy smiles, eyes caught staring at each other's lips, uncertain touches, the constant tension that they would ignore. They have never talked about that. And now it was clear that that lack of communication was the reason why they were here now, both scared, one's eyes filled with guilt, the other's with actual tears.

 

Jungkook was scared of letting him in, blaming himself for what he did, for being a reason why Jimin got hurt. Jimin, on the other hand, didn't care about any of those reasons besides feeling that dejection he felt when they first met resurfacing, only this time ten times stronger. Jungkook was fragile, Jimin knew that, he knew how sensitive he was, his self-confidence lacking, not to mention his fear of abandonment and the rest of the huge baggage he was carrying with him. Jimin knew all that. Yet he couldn't help himself thinking sometimes that maybe it was him? Maybe he wasn't good enough? Maybe he was lacking something and that was the reason Jungkook couldn't bring himself to trust him? He couldn't stop those thoughts. Not when despite them being so close he could always feel Jungkook drawing a line between them, a line that wasn't for Jimin to cross. Jungkook might have never said that, but it was clear for Jimin. That's why he waited. He waited for years for Jungkook to accept him. To let him in. But this time it wasn't only about them, this time it was so much more serious and Jimin… Jimin was tired. He wanted them to work out, he wanted the whole thing with no secrets between them but he was tired of waiting. Especially now when everything he has worked so hard for was falling apart and Jungkook, the boy – now man – he has fallen in love with, was willing to throw everything away, throw them away when Jimin needed him the most. It was a breaking point for him and he snapped in that moment.

 

When Jungkook didn't look at him, his voice went a tone higher, “Jungkook, look at me!” The smaller waited, his patience wearing thin with every passing second. Just as he was about to ask it one last time, Jungkook looked at him, straight into his eyes and Jimin felt his breath hitch in his throat. If he was scared of Kim, this was a different kind of fear. Fear of losing someone. He gulped down, his throat going dry, feeling panic slowly taking over his mind. He tried to take a deep breath to recompose himself but it didn't help, making him only more angry in the end. He couldn't help himself as he scoffed, laughing at the absurdity of the situation, words leaving his mouth before he could carefully think them through, “you're a fucking coward.”

 

“Jimin–“

 

Jungkook scooped closer to him, both his hands reaching forward to gently grab him by his shoulders but he smacked them away with annoyed huff, getting only more agitated, shaking his head. “You've brought me into this, you know that? I'm here because of you!” The taller winced under Jimin's harsh tone. “I'm here, right fucking here, and you want to leave me! Again!” He couldn't hide hurt in his voice, closing his mouth only to part them again, wanting to say something but deciding against it. His breath was labored as he gritted his teeth, his irises looking up as he tried his best not to cry.

 

His lips trembled as he felt Jungkook's hands pulling him in closer while stroking his arms softly to calm him down. He stayed still, trying not to think much of how his body relaxed at the touch despite him being so upset at the other. When those gentle hands moved to hold his cheeks, kneading the soft skin, he fought with himself to stay mad when deep inside he knew he had lost that battle already, giving himself away completely to the feeling. His eyes were about to close when Jungkook asked him quietly, and in that second the moment was broken.

 

“You're hurt because of me… How can you still want me to stay?”

 

 

 

 

Jimin froze for a moment before a disappointed sigh left his lips as he shook off Jungkook's grip, leaving Jungkook gaping at him, not knowing what to do, his arms hovering awkwardly in the air. When the next words left Jimin's mouth, he felt like a bucket of cold water was poured onto him as he was hit with the harsh truth that he knows he needed to hear sooner or later.

 

“Because I don't run away from my problems, Jungkook. I face them.”

 

He didn't say anything because Jimin was right. He was always running away and his first thought after he had learned that he was Nemo, was to run away again. Not because he was afraid of Kim but because he was disappointed in himself. It was because of him that Jimin got hurt and he hated himself for that. Because of him Jimin could have died and it was something he would never forgive himself. He felt he needed to disappear, leave and fix everything on his own. Even when they had left the gallery, Jimin in his arms, instead of bringing him to Jin's place, he called Taehyung because his brain was telling him that Jimin wouldn't want to have anything to do with him after what happened. He believed that he didn't deserve to stay in his life anymore, that he didn't deserve a second chance. A chance to explain himself. Yet Taehyung didn't let him, he yelled at him and told him to stay and that was what Jungkook did. And now he was met with Jimin being more scared of him leaving than of what he did and it was blowing his mind away.

 

“I don't know what else do you want me to say,” Jimin startled Jungkook out of his thoughts. “That I'm mad? Of course I am! Jungkook, you stole a painting! A painting from Kim's gallery! Do you even know what that means? Everyone was working so hard to take him down for years! Because of you,” he pointed a finger at him, a pang of guilt hitting Jungkook again, “we've lost that chance. All because you didn't tell me!” He stopped abruptly, exhaling slowly, now more sad than angry saying, “I don't even care why you did that, but the fact remains. You've never told me anything. That's the problem here. And you're running away again. Now, of all times, when I need you so fucking much you want to leave me because you're fucking scared. But you know what?” He threw his arms in the air, “I'm scared too!”

 

He understood Jimin's frustration and although he had a point, it wasn't that easy. There was a time when he pondered telling Jimin about everything but… Again, he was scared. Jimin might have not reported him when they were younger but this time it was different. It wasn't shoplifting, he stole something so much more valuable and he couldn't expect Jimin to protect him, not when it was his job to lock guys like him away. That's what he was telling himself. The worst was that he knew that Jimin would help him anyway no matter what and just now, it opened his eyes how stupid he was. How could he have so little fate in him? How could he even think that Jimin would hate him for it? Doubt him even for a second when all Jimin ever did was to be by his side? How could he be so stupid?

 

Yet when he opened his mouth, it baffled him how instead of agreeing with Jimin, he said something that he didn't even mean, “how could I tell you?” His voice was quiet, Jimin's brows notched together as he waited for him to elaborate. Having no other choice, he said, “you're a cop, I couldn't just come to you and tell you that I stole something!”

 

Jimin blinked at him, incredulity flashing through his face, “yes because you should've told me before you stole it. If you only came to me–“

 

“Then what? What would you do?” He picked up, and he couldn't not notice how Jimin was taken aback met with him snapping at him.

 

“I– I don't know! But now he's going to get away with everything! He has so much on us he could destroy all of us! He could send me and Hobi to jail! Hell, he could send Namjoon to jail! Jin's, Yoongi's and Tae's careers would be over if he ever talked about what they did! And you… I don't think you get it how much you fucked up. Everything all of us has ever worked for, it all could be gone in one fucking second just because you didn't trust me enough to–“

 

“That's not it,” he cut in his voice now soft, “I trust you I just–“

 

“No you don't,” Jimin said, a sad smile suddenly making his way onto his lips. Jungkook felt his breath getting stuck in his chest. “I mean you decided it'd be better to steal that painting instead of telling me. How the hell can you say that you trust me?” Jungkook felt like someone had just slapped him, Jimin's words echoing painfully in his head. Then he noticed him biting the inside of his cheek, his eyes apologetic, and Jungkook felt even worse. He was supposed to be the one apologizing not Jimin. It was him, it was always all on him not Jimin. “But that's not the point. The point is–“

 

“I don't know why I did that,” he inhaled shaprly. “I… I just did, I–I don't know why. All I knew Kim was a bad guy and I thought that this way I could help you to catch him a–and… before I realized how stupid it was, it was already too late, I've sent you those paintings, you've got caught up with the case and… Fuck,” he brushed away his bangs from his forehead, frustrated sigh escaping his lips. When he looked up again, the sadness and guilt was back on his face. “I'm sorry, Jimin, I'm so sorry. I know it doesn't mean much but I really didn't mean for this to happen,” he croaked at the end, feeling the tears coming. He cleared his throat, “we've all done some questionable things at some point in our lives and now I know I should've just told you but… But it seemed like a right thing to do at the time. I just… I'm sorry. I'm sorry, I'm so sorry…”

 

 

 

 

It pained Jimin to see Jungkook like that. He would laugh at times when Jin would tell him how he was just a kid locked up in a grown up's body but now it hit him hard that Jin was right. Jungkook was like a puppy, so lost and naive. He fended for himself since he was a teenager yet he remained a kid at heart. Doing things without thinking about its consequences, going through his life as if it was just some big playground for him to play on. Jimin couldn't deny that this was one of the many things he found endearing about him, at times. Jimin was all about his job, despite Taehyung's constant attempts, he would forget how it was just to relax and have some fun. In Jungkook's company it's like nothing else mattered besides them and their little world they would get lost in. He felt so carefree, feeling like he could do anything and be anyone. It was something that he loved about him, how Jungkook could make him feel.

 

Unlike Jungkook, though, Jimin knew that there were some boundaries that should never be crossed. He crossed them himself and he knew what lied on the other side. It wasn't all unicorns and rainbows. Dealing with the aftermath of his doings costed him countless sleepless nights and filled him to the brim with remorse. Now Jungkook was going to go through the same, and as much as he wishes he could have saved him from that, it was now too late. The difference was, Jimin didn't have anyone to talk with about those things, but Jungkook had him. Jimin was ready to listen to him, to be there for him, to help him with everything. He forgave him already and he knew the younger meant everything he said with all his heart but there was something else he needed to know to calm down his racing heart down.

 

“Are you going to leave?”

 

“I–I…” He hesitated and it gave Jimin hope that maybe there was still time to change his mind. “I hurt you, because of me you–“

 

“I'm not mad about that.”

 

“Well you should be!” Jimin's eyes went big. “If it wasn't for me, you wouldn't be–“

 

“Cut the crap!” He slammed his hand on the mattress. “I don't care about any of that!” Jungkook got up in an instant, putting a hand on his shoulder to push him back, “hey, calm down. What if your wounds–“

 

“I just don't get you!” He forcefully pushed him away again, not even blinking at the pain hitting his body, too lost in his anger to notice. “I'm right fucking here! And you want to leave me!” He didn't notice when he started crying until he felt salty tears dripping down his cheeks. He furiously wiped them away with the back of his hand. He could see Jungkook panicking but so was he, his breath getting short, making him grasp for air with urgency. “Was what Taehyung said even true?” He choked out, sobbing. “All you said in the chat, was it just a joke to you?” He sniffed, covering his face with his hands, feeling more and more liquid escaping his eyes.

 

It seemed to serve as a wake up call to Jungkook because a moment later Jimin was being pulled onto his lap, his arms tightly wrapped around him, Jungkook whispering soothingly into his ear. Jimin blinked, confused at first, only to completely let himself break down in his arms, fingers clutching at the fabric's of Jungkook's tee. “No, baby, no, of course not. I meant everything I said,” Jimin felt a kiss being planted on his head, then his forehead. “You mean so much to me, telling you how I felt was everything I ever wanted. I was just…” He paused, inhaling, “I was just afraid. And now…”

 

“Kookie,” he tried for his voice to be as soft as possible, holding himself from yelling. Jungkook closed his mouth and Jimin took it as his chance, continuing in a low voice, “I trust you. I know you'd never hurt me and I may be upset for what you did but I don't blame you. You didn't do it for the laughs, you thought that it was right and it doesn't make it that but it's all in the past now. You're a good guy and after everything you've been through, stealing is the last thing you'd do if you didn't think that it was necessary. It was just that, a mistake, it happens. I'm safe, we all are and that's all that matters. But…” He cupped gently Jungkook's cheeks, massaging the spots he had abused earlier. It softened him how Jungkook immediately responded to his touch, leaning in closer. “But you can't do something like that and run away. You can't just expect me to be okay with that. You know why?” He didn't wait for the other to answer. “Because you're very important to me, too. We've been circling around each other for years, too afraid to take another step, to say something. And now when we have a mess to clean you can't just turn your back on me. You can't walk away again before even giving us a shot. You say you don't deserve to be here? No, no…” he shook his head, choking on a sob. “I don't deserve to be left alone.” It was getting more difficult for him to talk and he knew he must have sounded desperate by now but he couldn't let Jungkook go. Not now not ever. “So please… Don't give up on us, we can go through everything together. I know we can. We can fix it… Please… Please… Don't leave me… Kookie, don't leave me.”

 

 

 

 

“I'm sorry.”

 

Jimin's pupils dilated in fear, his whole body shaking as he was mumbling some incoherent words under his breath, tugging at Jungkook's tee.

 

“No… No, Kookie, please… Don't go, please…“

 

He was so stupid.

 

Without thinking much he gently grasped Jimin's wrists, Jimin breaking out sobbing even more, afraid of him leaving as he did so. But what he did next was to pull Jimin closer and without saying a word, he brought their lips together kissing him. A sob escaped his mouth just when Jimin gasped, and he closed his eyes, feeling their salty tears as he moved his lips alongside Jimin's. It felt different than when they kissed for the first time. More intimate, special, it's like the time had stopped for them, them being everything that mattered right now. He moved slowly, trying to pour all his feelings through that kiss, making Jimin feel how much he meant for him, how much he loved him. Jimin didn't move, his lips only parting ever so little at first, hesitant, surprised. Only when Jungkook's eyelids fluttered open and their eyes met, Jimin's hands caressed through his cheeks up to his nape, his fingers sliding through his hair as he pushed his whole body against his, their lips crashing passionately this time. Jungkook wrapped his arms around Jimin's tiny waist, his palms stroking his back, their chests heaving against another, the urgency in their movements making their breaths coming out short. Jungkook has never felt like that ever before, his mind blank, his full attention on Jimin. There was only Jimin. Jimin, Jimin, Jimin. Jimin and his flushed wet cheeks, his hooded glossy eyes, salty lips that he couldn't get enough of.

 

When his lungs itched for air, he pecked Jimin's lips one more time before he tossed his head back, looking down at him as he was breathing just as heavy as he was.

 

“I'm so sorry,” he whispered, brushing stray tears from Jimin's cheek with his thumb. The smaller bit on his lips, sniffing, letting more droplets stream down his face. “Baby, I'm so sorry.” By putting his hand behind Jimin's head, he brought him closer, Jimin snuggling his face into his chest, sobbing. Jungkook hugged him tightly, lips brushing against his hair as he said, “I'm here baby, I'm not leaving. I'm not going anywhere, don't cry.”

 

Jungkook couldn't understand how could he wanted to leave when he was holding someone so precious in his arms. Jimin didn't even blink an eye when telling him that he wasn't mad, that they could fix everything together, not pushing him away and still wanting him in his life, and Jungkook felt so stupid for ever thinking otherwise. It made him realize that he should stop focusing on the past when what was in the present was so much more important. That living constantly in fear wasn't a life he wanted, with the regrets pilling up behind him. It dawned on him that even if he was afraid, taking a chance and doing what he wanted was worth taking that risk. Because even if he fell, he wasn't alone anymore and there would always be a certain someone to help him up. He only wished he had realized it sooner but now that he knew, he was never going to give that up. He was never going to give up on Jimin.

 

He loved him so much and what made his heart swell was that Jimin loved him just as much.

 

 

O O O

 

 

“I'm so–“

 

“Stop apologizing and kiss me,” Jimin looked at him, his eyes red and puffy but there was a playful smile on his lips and Jungkook couldn't help himself breaking out in a bunny smile as he leaned in to do what he was told to because how could he say no? When he was about to pull away he felt Jimin pulling him back by his tee, his smile only getting wider as he was pecking Jungkook's lips. And then a loud sob was what made them stop what they were doing, stare at each other in silence only for Jimin to break out in a fit of giggles a second later, Jungkook following with a chuckle.

 

“I think we should get out there and calm him down,” Jimin said, looking back at the closed door.

 

“I'll go,” Jungkook offered, already getting up from bed. He caught Jimin raising a brow at him in the corner of his eye and he stopped in his movements, looking at him quizzically. Jimin laughed,

 

“You two got quit close, huh?”

 

“Well,” he scratched the back of his neck with a shy smile, “I guess you could say so.”

 

It was new to him, too. He didn't really know Taehyung that well, nor others for that matter, yet he felt already attached to them. It was probably because of the circumstances they had met in, but he wasn't afraid of talking to them or telling them things he has never told anyone except for Jin. And he knew that all of them felt the same. Before, it would scare him away but now… It was reassuring that there were people out there who cared about him, people he could depend on. Other than Jimin and Jin. Things were going to change and for the first time, Jungkook felt excited about that.

 

He smiled at Jimin one last time before he opened the door, leaving Taehyung's bedroom and closing the door behind him. He rolled his eyes as Taehyung who was currently sitting right next to the door, dropped to his butt surprised but only for a second as he was already typing something furiously on his phone, his face soaking wet from the tears that his eyes were still full of. Seeing as Taehyung, besides the once over he gave him, wasn't even paying attention to him, having a bad feeling he retracted his phone from the pocket of his sweatpants, quickly opening the chat. He sighed, not one bit surprised as he scrolled down to see that Taehyung was live messaging others, not forgetting to mention that he and Jimin had kissed. A blush made its way onto his face, it was still surreal to him that everything he has once dreamed of was now his reality. That he could go and kiss Jimin any time he wanted to. His heart did a thing again and he almost squeaked, his hand shooting up to cover his mouth.

 

He cleared his throat. That was a close one.

 

“Taehyung.”

 

The typing intensified, panic appearing on the older's face. Jungkook shook his head, retracting Tae's phone from his hands. At least that was what he hoped to do because to his surprise, Taehyung ducked away, getting on his feet to run away. Jungkook blinked.

 

“Oh come on,” he whined going after him. “Give me the phone back!”

 

“You'll never take me a– ah!“

 

Before he could finish he tripped over his legs, and if it wasn't for Jungkook catching him by his arm, he would have probably fallen face down on the ground. The younger snatched his phone away while pushing Taehyung onto the couch, the other yelping in response as he sunk into the pillows, sprawled out on his back, wiggling his legs in the air to get up to a seating position. Jungkook then began deleting whatever Taehyung was about to send–

 

“I'm not blushing,” he heard himself saying, scrunching up his nose and glancing up at Taehyung who rolled his eyes at him. “Don't tell others about everything we do here,” he said throwing Taehyung's phone back at him after he was done.

 

“The world needs to know,” was his answer as he typed something again, sniffing from time to time yet judging by the way his fingers were flying over the keyboard, Jungkook was sure that whatever he was writing couldn't be good.

 

He sighed. “I'm going to make Jimin something to eat. Go check up on him after you're done with,” he made a gesture with his hand, “whatever you're doing.”

 

 

O O O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A few hours later

 

After they were done with the explanations, it was nearing the evening again. They were running out of time but having finally a plan, they decided it was time to take some rest and this time, go to sleep so they could wake up in the morning refreshed and ready to work. Surprisingly, Taehyung decided to take some of his stuff and bailed out on them, leaving to meet Hoseok and Yoongi, while Namjoon and Jin were still together at Jin's apartment. This left him and Jimin at Taehyung's place, and they were now back in the bedroom, Jimin sitting on the bed while Jungkook was gathering everything he needed to change Jimin's dressing again from Taehyung's bathroom, the rest of the things Taehyung had bought at the pharmacy already being on the bed.

 

“Are you sure it's gonna work?” He heard Jimin's hesitant voice and grabbing the last thing he was looking for, he went back to the room, putting everything on the bed while already crawling onto the mattress to seat next to Jimin. Their eyes met and Jimin looked at him worriedly, “what if something happens? What if–“

 

He didn't let Jimin finish as he shut his mouth with his lips. Jimin leaned back against the pillows, Jungkook hovering above him, his fingertips trailing some shapes from his cheeks down his neck and back again, getting a content sigh out of Jimin. When they separated, Jungkook smiled. “I promised that I'll fix everything, didn't I? Stop worrying so much.”

 

“I know, I know,” he pouted and Jungkook wanted to coo at him. “I just want this to work out so we can put it all behind us and finally move on.”

 

He nodded, pushing himself on his knees, tapping Jimin's healthy leg so he would open up his legs and move that one to the side giving Jungkook access to the other one, as he sat in between, bringing the fresh bandages and something to disinfect the wound closer next to him. “You're still going to resign?” He gently lifted his wounded leg, Jimin's kneecap resting on his knee as he was undoing the previous dressing slowly.

 

“It seems like the right thing to do.”

 

He stopped for a second to look up at him, “Jimin, all of this is not your fault. You're a good cop, you don't have to give it up just because of what happened years ago.”

 

“Maybe,” he looked away, his expression thoughtful. Jungkook hummed to let him know that he was listening, prompting him to continue as he went back to what he was doing. “But maybe it's for the better. I might've become a cop but it wasn't my dream. I did it out of guilt. Despite knowing that it was the only way, I… I don't think I've ever forgiven myself for what happened…” He inhaled, and when he released his breath Jungkook felt his fingers running through his hair. He didn't have to see him to know that he was smiling now. “But now… It feels like a closure. If we succeed taking Kim down and I resign… I could finally do what I've always wanted to do. And…” He giggled, his voice soft when he spoke, “I could finally be with a certain someone I've always wanted to be without worrying about anything else. I think it's a win-win situation, don't you think?”

 

He turned his head, his lips brushing against Jimin's palm. “I think,” he nudged his hand with his nose playfully, “that whatever decision you make, I'll be there for you to support you.” He then managed to leave a kiss on Jimin's fingers before he pulled away, the smaller laughing at him.

 

“Are you gonna be like this from now on?”

 

“I don't know, I'm a man in love, I think I'm gonna be only worse,” he said, almost done with taking the dressing off. Once he got the last part off, his expression changed out of sudden. He tried to keep his smile on but he couldn't help his forehead to crease, a frown appearing on his lips. The cut on Jimin's thigh was a deep one and even though it wasn't bleeding that much anymore, the blood was still there and it looked awful. Now that he looked closer, the dressing was full of dried blood, Jimin's soft skin bruised and swollen, and he felt his insides twisting at the sight.

 

“It'll heal,” Jimin whispered, probably wanting to make him feel better but Jungkook couldn't shake off the guilt he was feeling. He didn't want to apologize again, though, that's why he didn't answer, focusing on the task at hand. He took a cotton pad, soaked it in something Taehyung had bought, and then he brought it carefully to the wound, beginning to clean any blood residue that was left. Jimin didn't react but Jungkook felt his body jolting away before it went still again, and when he repeated the motion he tried to do it as gentle as possible, trying to minimize any pain that it could bring to Jimin. When the pad was beginning to turn red, he threw it away to a foil bag he had brought earlier, taking a new one. He changed them whenever he needed until the wound was clean. After he was done, he dumped the old dressing in the bag and then he dropped it onto the ground.

 

As he was unwrapping the dressing, besides the rustling and their breaths, it was very quiet, no other sounds disturbing them. Neither of them felt the need to say something and Jungkook was quite glad, knowing that with Jimin's wound out in the open the need to say how sorry he was would only grow stronger. They might have talked things through but it was going to take much longer for Jungkook to stop blaming himself for it. He wasn't sure if there was ever going to come a day when he wouldn't but he didn't want for it to be the only thing they were going to talk about from now on. Not when they had so many other things to talk about, so many new things to learn about each other.

 

He let go of his breath bringing a smile to his face, and with a fresh dressing in his left hand, trying to relax the atmosphere, he moved his right one to caress outer side of Jimin's thigh. Jimin's skin shivered when he moved his hand back the same way. At first he thought that maybe Jimin disliked it but then he felt a hand stroking his hair and he didn't hesitate when his hand moved to the inner side, massaging gently the spots that weren't wounded. He liked how the spots he touched began to warm up, feeling so smooth underneath his palm.

 

He locked his eyes for a second with Jimin's as he was leaning down, noticing how Jimin was watching him intensely with his eyes hooded. His smile widened as he brushed his nose against Jimin's thigh, getting closer and closer, and as he was faced with the cut, he placed a soft kiss above it. He felt his cheeks getting warm but he didn't want to stop. Hearing Jimin gasp, his fingers stopping in his movements, Jungkook began trailing kisses around every bruise, every wound. When he was satisfied, he left one last kiss for a good measure and pulled back, getting the dressing he unpacked just before.

 

“Now it's gonna heal much faster,” he said, proud of himself.

 

Jimin giggled, his eyes disappearing, “you're so silly.”

 

Jungkook looked at him, as he was wrapping his thigh with the dressing. There were many things he loved about Jimin but seeing him so happy, his body shaking as he was laughing, that beautiful smile on his lips, it was most certainly what he loved about him the most.

Chapter Text

Hobi

let me go first then

 

Kim Namjoon

But it was my suggestion?? Shouldn't I go first?

 

Yoongs

what's with the finding nemo references

 

Jinnie

what happened during the exchange

 

Taetae

WHY DID HE CHANGE THE DEADLINE??

 

Kim Namjoon

 

Hobi

EXCUSE ME

I SAID I'M GOING FIRST?? :(

 

Baby

you guys have a lot of questions huh..

 

Kookie

um

 

Yoongs

i asked first bitches

 

Jinnie

but Jungkook loves me unlike you and he's going to answer my question first duh??

 

Taetae

AND JIMINIE LOVES ME THE MOST SO STEP TF BACK

 

Yoongs

debatable

 

Jinnie

debatable

 

Taetae

GASPS

 

Kookie

 

Yoongs

WHY DO YOU HAVE THIS

 

Kookie

Jin sent it to me

 

Taetae

LISTEN BITCH

HE'LL NEVER LOVE YOU MORE THAN ME

 

Yoongs

DELETE

 

Kookie

bc he already does

 

Taetae

SDKFKDBHGIGH

 

Baby

Joon, what did you want to ask?

 

Hobi

what about me :(

 

Kim Namjoon

Answer Hobi's question first, I'll go next.

 

Hobi

thank you :(

my question is

how did Darla know that it was Kookie who stole the painting?

And like

it all started eight months ago, yeah?

but the painting was stolen four months ago

and Kookie said it took him only a few weeks to realize everything in the gallery was fake

so why did he wait before stealing it??

 

Kim Namjoon

It was supposed to be one question..

 

Hobi

why are you like this

 

Kim Namjoon

I'm just pointing that out??

 

Jinnie

im more concerned bc Taehyung and Kook are suddenly quiet

 

Yoongs

they're fighting again aren't they

 

Jinnie

aren't they bored of it by now

 

Hobi

it's called bonding if you didn't know

 

Kim Namjoon

Why it looks like Jimin is typing something but then the bubble suddenly disappears?

 

Jinnie

what if it's because they're making him choose and he can't focus lmao

 

Hobi

poor Kookie :(

 

Yoongs

if you think about it

who would want to spend the rest of his life with someone who says yea

 

Hobi

you forgot he's hot

 

Kim Namjoon

He's cute.

 

Jinnie

my precious bun

 

Hobi

fine then

what if it's because he's one kinky fella and he says it bc he wants attention

and to be spanked

or slapped

whichever he prefers

 

Yoongs

I

i think i just lost the ability to fucking read

 

Kim Namjoon

KWHEFIGH

 

Jinnie

Hobi

sweetie

w-we need you to elaborate a bit here

 

Hobi

no worries

i don't like getting spanked

 

Yoongs

oh thank god

 

Hobi

but spanking others on the other hand…

 

Jinnie

THATS IT

THATS TMI

I DID NOT NEED TO KNOW THAT

THANK YOU VERY MUCH

 

Kookie

jesus christ what did i read

 

Taetae

go on please

 

Taetae

 

Baby

how many times do i have to tell you that he is NOT innocent lol

 

Jinnie

HES A KINKY BITCH THATS WHAT HE IS

 

Baby

aren't we all a bit kinky

 

Jinnie

well if you put it that way

 

Hobi

so what are you into huh Jin

 

Jinnie

see i'd tell you but i'd rather not taint my baby just yet

 

Kookie

thank you

 

Jinnie

i meant Joonie you bitch

 

Kookie

I HATE Y OU DSIVHB

 

Kim Namjoon

Who did you choose Jimin??

 

Yoongs

are we changing the subject cause thank god

 

Baby

myself

 

Jinnie

that's my bitch

love yourself before loving anyone else that's right

 

Taetae

he;s lying

he winked at me when that traitorous bitch didn't look

 

Kookie

after he sent me a flying kiss first

nice try bitch

 

Kim Namjoon

I have yet another word to ban in this chat..

 

Hobi

listen to Namjoon hoes

no more bitches

 

Taetae

LMAOOOO

 

Yoongs

what did i get myself into..

 

Jinnie

idk but let us know how does it feel to get spanked

 

Yoongs

IAFOHVDBGOOCVKJ BNK;L,IBF

 

Baby

YOU BROKE MY MUFFIN

 

Taetae

he's secretly a softie isn't he

 

Baby

secretly?

 

Jinnie

secretly?

 

Hobi

secretly??

 

Kookie

secretly?

 

Kim Namjoon

Secretly?

 

Taetae

OKAY I GET IT STOPL PLEASE

 

Baby

besides Hobi's a literal sunshine

he just likes to joke around

 

Yoongs

oh so he was joking

 

Baby

i did not say that

 

Yoongs

oh

 

Jinnie

now answer my question

 

Baby

no wait

i've already started answering Hobi's question

 

Jinnie

well then Jungkook you better start answering mine

 

Baby

jdfjjsj just wait a bit

i'll answer both of them

 

Baby

so Hobi's question was how did Kim know that it was Kookie who stole it

it also answers his second question!!

Kim knew because of Kookie's visits at his gallery

he was a frequent visitor there so when he started planning his big dumb plan to steal the painting

apparently he waited a few months before he did so in hope of Kim not finding it was him in case he would check the security cameras at his gallery

but he did o b v i o u s l y going way back only to find him visiting the place

and then he connected Jungkook to me, he started coming up with the game for us, bugged our places, bribed Namjoon, and here we are

 

Taetae

so Kook's a dumb bitch we been knew

 

Jinnie

*hoe

 

Taetae

a dumb hoe ur right sorry i forgot

 

Yoongs

y'all are dumb hoes

 

Kookie

oh this reminds me

 

Kookie has changed the chat's name to six (6) hoes and one (1) baby chick

 

Yoongs

sounds about right

 

Kim Namjoon

So I'm a hoe now.

 

Taetae

AKNHDFIEBVI LMAOOOOO

 

Jinnie

CHANGE THIS NOW YOU SHOE

 

Taetae

YOU SHOE JDJDJDJD

 

Kookie

HFHFHFFI IM SORRYRYEDS

 

Kookie  has changed the chat's name to five (5) hoes, one (1) dimple man and one (1) baby chick

Kookie  has changed Kim Namjoon's username to dimples

 

Kookie

there

 

dimples

 

Taetae

you suck at this

 

Jinnie

well it's cute so let him live

 

Yoongs

hopefully he's good at sucking something else

 

Baby

bleach

i need bleach

 

Kookie

IHEFVGUBISVKJ NJVBIOK

 

Hobi

and you said i was the kinky one smh

 

Yoongs

A LOLLIPOP I MEANT A LOLLIPOP YOU HORNY HOES

 

Taetae

of course we believe u

whispers: is he blushing

 

Hobi

he is

 

Yoongs

I AM NOT BLUSHING HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT I AM NOT BLUSHING

WHATS BLUSHING

I DONT KNOWHER

 

Jinnie

wow chill hoe

 

Yoongs

IM NOT BLUSHING

 

dimples

can we please move on

 

Baby

good idea

let me just answer Jin's question

 

Kookie

actually

in short: i've made a fool of myself

that's what happened during the exchange

 

Baby

you were cute :(

 

Kookie

baby he laughed at me :(

 

Jinnie

we need the deets to laugh as well excuse me

 

dimples

You weren't playing a hero, were you?

 

Taetae

fifty bucks that he was

 

Hobi

no one's gonna bet bc we all know that you're right

 

Kookie

listen

 

Yoongs

so what did he say

 

dimples

“Give me Jimin, I'll give you the painting.”

 

Baby

it was actually let Jimin go and i'll tell you (where the painting is)

but you were close

 

Kookie

BABYDSGVKBJDFSKBJ

 

Taetae

did he stutter

 

Baby

he did and it was the cutest thing ever :((

 

Hobi

awww :((

 

dimples

That's so sweet :(

 

Jinnie

please tell me you recorded the whole thing

 

Kookie

HOES ITS NOT FUNNY

they were holding Jimin at gunpoint

i've never been so scared in my life

 

Taetae

and that's why you have a plan so we can send this asshole away to jail right

 

Kookie

i-i'm working on it

 

Yoongs

that's it

we're screwed

 

Kookie

IM YOUR LEADER LISTEN TO ME YOU FUCKS

I SAID IM WORKING ON IT

 

Taetae

Jimin's safe we don't need you anymore

 

Jinnie

we need a new leader

 

Yoongs

agreed

 

Kookie

why are you so mean :(

 

Baby

but you know

Kim actually didn't know that Kookie used to steal

 

Kookie

then why am i here

 

Hobi

you mean besides the part where you stole the painting

 

Kookie

yea

 

Baby

he must've known about you blackmailing your headmaster then

 

Kookie

oh

but you didn't know that

 

dimples

Then the game really was made for Jungkook only?

 

Yoongs

so if it wasn't for Kook telling us that he used to steal

we would have probably never guessed what was the connection between us??

 

Hobi

oh my god you're right

since Jimin didn't know about the blackmail

OUR SOFT SPOT THEORY WOULD NEVER WORK

 

Jinnie

wait are you telling me that Yoongi's trust issues are what made us figure this out

 

Taetae

ALL BECAUSE OF HIM QUESTIONING US OMG

 

Yoongs

KNEEL IN FRONT OF YOUR NEW LEADER HOES

 

Jinnie

so did Darla say anything else

 

Baby

he also admitted that he underestimated you

 

Yoongs

ARE YOU IGNORING ME????

 

Baby

Taetae calling Sangwook and Namjoon being at the precinct (for some reason??)

he didn't expect that at all

 

dimples

That's interesting.

 

Jinnie

so interesting

 

Yoongs

:(

 

Taetae

Hobi kiss the pout off his lips pls

 

Hobi

how about Jimin just answers his question

 

Baby

of course

muffin don't be sad :(

 

Taetae

i mean nothing to be surprised here but wow

Kook's a jealous hoe

 

Baby

so the finding nemo references

Kim was using them bc it's the movie i watched with Kookie the most

and i got a painting from him as in 'the gift' with a clownfish

it was a clue in itself i guess

 

dimples

Wait-

 

Hobi

so what you're saying is

 

Taetae

that if Kook wasn't a dumb shoe

 

dimples

*hoe

 

Taetae

*shoe

i said what i said

 

Jinnie

he should've realized the answer

 

Yoongs

RIGHT AFTER HE JOINED THE FUCKING CHAT??????

 

Baby

well

 

Kookie

okay LISTEN

 

Jinnie

how can you be so fucking dumb when it was me who raised you

 

Yoongs

do you really want us to answer that question

 

Hobi

but how is it that you didn't even think of it??

 

Taetae

pls don't tell me you thought you were oh so smart that no one would find out it was you

 

Baby

……………………………

 

Kookie

wow here i thought you had my back

 

dimples

I guess that really makes you a dumb hoe, you've earned it fair and square.

 

Taetae

GASPS x2

 

Kookie

idk why but it fucking hurt coming out of Namjoon

 

Yoongs

even i felt that

 

Jinnie

anyway but that leaves only Taehyung's question

 

dimples

 

Jinnie

AIFHGSIJCV BIM SORRY BSBYA

 

dimples

It's fine.

I forgot actually what I wanted to ask, anyway.

 

Baby

jdjdjdjd Kookie and Taetae are both sulking now

what do i do

 

Hobi

aw :(

 

Yoongs

sunshine just answer the question

 

Jinnie

ignore these two

 

Baby

HOW

i'm sandwiched between them

 

Hobi

YAH

JIMINIES HURT BACK OFF HOES

 

Kookie

you back off Jiminie loves me

 

Taetae

and he loves me more

 

Jinnie

i feel the headache coming and we're still nowhere near coming up with a plan

 

Baby

what plan

 

Yoongs

please squeeze him harder

 

Baby

WHAT

 

Taetae

done

 

Baby

STOPJDSBVIJDSK

 

dimples

Jungkook, maybe you know why Kim changed the deadline?

 

Kookie

um pretty sure it's bc of Sangwook dude

 

Taetae

what why

 

Baby

bc he got a warrant to search Kim's place

and his art gallery

 

dimples

oh

So he didn't want Sangwook to find you.

 

Baby

yea

 

Hobi

are my eyes deceiving me

 

Baby

WAITSDJGBDSJBIHJ

 

Taetae

KOOK IS SCREENSHOTTING THE HELL OUT OF IT JDJDJDJD

 

Baby

I MEANT YEAH

YEAH NOT YEA

 

Kookie

you're picking up things from me :(

 

Yoongs

out of all the things

 

Jinnie

tsk

 

Baby

i'm so done with y'all

 

Taetae

we love you too <3<3<3

 

Baby

anyway

 

Hobi

hey but

Kookie were you keeping the painting at your house??

 

Jinnie

HE WAS DOING WHAT AT M Y HOUSE

 

Kookie

no

 

dimples

But you left with the bag?

 

Jinnie

I HAVENT THOUGHT ABOUT IT RBEFORE

DOESNT THAT MAKE ME HIS ACCOMPLICE

 

Yoongs

you'll look good in those orange jumpsuits they have in prison

 

Jinnie

i look good in everything

HOE THATS NOT THE POINT

 

Kookie

i wasn't keeping it there tf

i hid it somewhere else

 

Hobi

so what was in the bag??

 

Kookie

a tube and some tools i needed to get it out

 

Taetae

oh okay makes total sense

 

Kookie

it wasn't hidden that well either

like if a certain someone even looked for it he'd find it right away

 

Baby

listen bitch

 

Kookie

*hoe

 

Hobi

lmao Yoongi just sighed he's so done with you

 

Jinnie

amazing

 

Yoongs

fuck off

 

Baby

i'll probably regret it but like where was it

 

Kookie

there's this bus stop not so far away from the gallery right

 

Baby

..yes?

 

Kookie

idk how it's called but there's this glass frame next to it

usually with some poster advertisements in it right

 

Baby

i don't like where this is going

 

Kookie

i left the painting there instead of the poster that was in it

 

Taetae

idk if Chim's closer to passing out or committing first degree murder rn

scrap that

i think it's both

 

Kookie

i told you it was right under your nossesqdiavnhbskjv,nm/.c,hvjbgm,nm

 

Yoongs

is he dead

 

Jinnie

you know what i take that back

my baby is actually pretty damn smart

 

Hobi

how is it possible that no one found it????

 

Taetae

turns out really no one was looking for it lmaoooo

 

Baby

i hate my boyfriend

 

dimples

B-Boyfriend?

 

Jinnie

BOYFRIEND

 

Taetae

*throws confetti*

also

i know he's annnoying isn't he

 

Kookie

anyway

 

Yoongs

do you two have to be so gross

 

Hobi

he says while smiling his gummy smile at the screen

 

Jinnie

 

Yoongs

anyway

 

dimples

Aaand we're back to changing the subject.

 

Taetae

our specialty

 

Hobi

we have a lot of these by now

 

Baby

so what now

you guys have some more questions

no wait

actually i do

so after you got the painting

what did you do with it??

 

Kookie

i might have like

dumped the bag in a trashcan not so far away either

 

Jinnie

didn't i give you that bag

 

Kookie

so no more questions huh

okay then let's move on

 

Jinnie

DID YOU THROW AWAY A BAG I GAVE YOU

ANSWER ME

 

Kookie

if you have any further questions please call my lawyer

 

Jinnie

YOU DON'T HAVE ONE

 

Kookie

but i know someone who has

 

Jinnie

if you mean the one that's sleeping with me then good luck with that

 

dimples

aefjvwnsljk Werrefn OT N SLEEPING TOHETHER

 

Jinnie

yet

 

dimples

ISEHFGVIBN

 

Baby

my head hurts

 

Yoongs

same

 

Hobi

how about it

Namjoon did you remember what you wanted to ask?

 

dimples

Well, no… Not yet oh

THE MESSAGE

 

Baby

what message?

 

Hobi

??

 

dimples

THE DELETED MESSAGE

 

Baby

the deleted message? What?

 

Kookie

oh

 

Jinnie

lmao we forgot about this

 

Yoongs

does it still even matter tho

 

dimples

No not really. It's just what I wanted to ask about.

 

Baby

i'm feeling left out

 

Hobi

hey but what if he meant Kookie stealing??

like now we know he didn't know about it so

 

Baby

ahem

 

Taetae

huh what do we have here

 

Baby

Tae

 

Taetae

a baby is feeling left out

why does it feel familiar

 

Baby

Taehyung

 

Taetae

it doesn't feel nice to be kept in the dark does it

 

Baby

I couldn't tell you you know that :(((

 

dimples

but it wouldn't hurt if you just uncovered the camera in your phone..

 

Jinnie

or just told us where the hell you've been locked up

 

Baby

:(((

 

Kookie

hey but i've been thinking

and like Kim didn't know about me stealing
it's like the connection he came up with was only meant for you guys excluding me

so wouldn't that mean that he never wanted us to actually find the connection between us?

i mean

not knowing of my past it's like there was NO connection between all of us at all in the first place

he might've found you and constructed the game this way with Jimin having the soft spot for you

but since i was in only bc of stealing the painting

sure there's the blackmail but it's not the same and doesn't fit with the reasons you're here for

did he want us to fail since the beginning??

 

Yoongs

it'd make sense

and like he did say it didn't he

he wanted us but most likely he meant only you Kook to realize that we shouldn't piss off people more powerful than us

 

Baby

yeah he wanted to make you regret everything..

especially involving me

and he knew it was you who stole the painting so he didn't really care whether you'd solve his game or not?

Like he said that no one steals what's his and gets away with it so…

 

Yoongs

wow a hoe really wanted him to suffer

 

Kookie

 

Taetae

so he used us

like we really weren't needed here

all to punish Kook i can't believe

 

Hobi

but then how did he even think of the soft spot thing??

how did he come up with the idea of us having done something illegal and Jimin protecting us?

 

dimples

Taehyung'd mentioned many times that Jimin's a lot of friends.

But this, this is something very specific.

It's not like dumping people with same hair color or something together.

He chose exactly the five of us, specifically us.

How??

 

Jinnie

Jimin might have lots of friends

but id like to think we're more special than that

sans you Joonie we're all very-very close

and he needed someone that cared about Jimin just as much as he does about us

he needed people that would drop everything and help him just as Jimin would

Taehyung is an obvious choice

they're bffs always together so he'd to be included

we can't possibly know in what order did he choose us

but Taehyung was most likely first and then perhaps i was second since i'm both Jimin's friend and pretty much like a brother figure to Jungkook

we also know for sure he'd to sent someone to Jimin's hometown

where he probably learned about some mysterious friend of his that disappeared

and it might be that he only used Namjoon to get info on them?? but then decided to add him as well??

idk but like it's most likely that he didn't bug only us there might've been others?

Considering Namjoon is here with us that's a possible theory too

it'd be most logical if he chose exactly five people after already coming up with the connection for us needed for the game

and i wouldn't be surprised if he came up with the idea after making up some theories as to what could've happened to Hobi's bf

but anyway

i'm glad that everything worked out and Jimin's here with us

 

Taetae

but how one goes like oh so he killed someone let me see if others had done something illegal too

like??

 

dimples

And he knew about things that no one was even supposed to know about..

 

Hobi

what if he didn't know anything

 

Kookie

wdm

 

Hobi

I mean

Jimin knows how to keep secrets

and unless any of you talked about the things we'd talked about here with someone else

then there's no way he could've found out about them

 

Baby

but he knew about the lake house

 

Hobi

what did he say exactly

 

Baby

what

 

Hobi

what did he say?

did he tell you that he knew that i killed someone?

did he say that?

 

Baby

no

he..

 

Yoongs

sunshine?

 

Baby

I told you he didn't know that much

 

Hobi

but is it possible that he didn't know anything?

that before we talked about everything in the chat he knew absolutely nothing?

 

dimples

What about the soft spot thing then?

 

Hobi

it could literally mean anything and we all know it

like Jin's right

he chose people really close to Jimin and then there's Namjoon?

Kookie said it already that if it wasn't for him confessing that he used to steal

there was no connection between us to begin with

 

Taetae

but when we said that we're all safe to talk to and he said that we're not

he'd to mean something by it

he couldn't just say that without knowing something

 

Yoongs

but the lake house??

 

Hobi

I disappeared after going on a trip there

of course it screams suspicious in big fat letters

 

Baby

no Hobi

he said we're dirty

he's been repeating it over and over again

he knew

 

Hobi

something for sure

but what if he just made everything up

and agreed that that was the connection between us just because?

not because it was one??

and like he didn't know that Kookie used to steal either

 

Taetae

he's not that smart lmao

 

Yoongs

he can't be that good at bluffing the fuck

 

Kookie

okay you know what

it doesn't matter

there's no way for us to know the truth anyway

let's focus on the plan on how to take him down

 

Baby

you're right but..

now that Hobi brought that up it just bugs me…

there was something that he said

 

dimples

What was it?

 

Baby

something along the lines that all he needed to do was to find recordings of Kookie to place him at his gallery

but everything else

it was us

it could mean anything but

 

Kookie

let me repeat

it doesn't matter

 

Yoongs

look even if that's the case

he'd win either way

 

Jinnie

Jungkook'd do anything just to save you so the game Darla made us play didn't matter before and doesn't now

let's focus hoes

it's our time to shine and show him how fucking genius we are

 

Baby

first of all

you're not doing anything

i gotta go meet Sangwook and you hoes can go back to doing whatever you were doing before..

this mess happened

second

there's this other thing..

 

Taetae

WHAT NOW

 

Jinnie

why you gotta meet that dude?

 

Baby

it's just

Kim's looking for the car?

 

Yoongs

Hobi's ex bf's??

 

Hobi

why is he looking for it??

 

dimples

Probably just in case if Jimin doesn't do what Kim asked him to.

 

Kookie

where is that car anyway

 

Baby

idk tbh?

Hobi what did you do with it?


Hobi

well

it's at the bottom of that lake

 

Baby

wait what

 

Hobi

you see after i drove you back home

I went back

dumped the car in the lake

and then i hitchhiked to the city..

 

Baby

but that would mean the car is like

REALLY FUCKING EASY TO FIND??

 

Hobi

i chose the side where it's really deep

and like no one goes there

 

Baby

yeah sure it'd work if no one's looking for it

but it's a whole different story if Kim goes there specifically searching for that car

 

Kookie

he's getting pale again

MY BABY IS GETTING PALE

THINK OF SOMETHING HOES

 

Jinnie

let's just blow up the lake then

 

Kookie

SOMETHING ELSE

HES EVEN MORE PALE NOW IWDSHFDH

 

Baby

WERE NOT BLOWING UP ANYTHING

WHAT THE FUCK

 

Yoongs

that's a great idea actually

 

Jinnie

ikr??

while we're at it

let's just blow the entire forest up

 

Baby

WE. ARE. NOT. BLOWING. UP. ANYTHING.!!!!!!!

 

Jinnie

you're no fun

 

Taetae

but wouldn't Darla need a permission to search that lake??

 

dimples

Not necessarily.

And with how much money he has, I'm pretty sure he could do anything if he wanted to.

 

Hobi

but if we send him to jail quick enough

he won't be able to look for that car right??

 

Yoongs

he's probably lots of people working for him

he could take US down even from a prison cell so

 

Baby

okay that's worrisome a bit

but after our deal is completed he won't have the reason to search for it hopefully

he promised me that he won't expose anything we've done and i want to believe him

 

Taetae

Minnie you can't be that naive

 

dimples

Jimin, you can't possibly consider it.

You can't let Kim walk free.

 

Baby

yes I can

and that's exactly what im going to do

 

Hobi

how are we more important than other people Jimin

 

Baby

what

 

Hobi

you're doing it to protect us

but isn't Darla a murderer? Isn't he a criminal?

You can't put us above others

 

Baby

look it's not easy for me

it's my fault you're here

 

Kookie

*Jungkook's fault

 

Baby

and i can't let anything happen to you

if i don't do what Kim told me to

in the best case scenario he's going to publicly destroy us

in the worst one, he's going to kill us

 

Kookie

that's why we need to outsmart him and send him away to jail

 

Baby

bc if he's in jail he can't do that??

he can and by all means he WILL

 

Yoongs

but isn't that his word against ours

 

Taetae

he doesn't have much on us besides the chat

without further evidences tho it's just an old man's tale

 

Baby

yeah you're right

except for the part where he fucking kills us

 

Jinnie

why did you say that you're going to meet the whipped dude?

 

Baby

oh well

everyone's still looking for me

i have to go the precinct so they know i'm okay now and resign

and i want to apologize to Sangwook

 

Taetae

apologize for what

 

Baby

ruining his case

 

Kookie

 

dimples

Jimin, you can't just come back after being kidnapped, resign and have everyone forget about it and mind their own businesses.

Even Sangwook's not gonna buy that story.

 

Baby

that's true but im not going to tell him anything

 

Jinnie

even without it he'll know that it'd to be Darla who kidnapped you

 

Baby

yes but how is he going to prove it?

 

Yoongs

so you'll just go there, resign and that's it?

 

Taetae

the investigation won't stop

and i'm sure they'll be looking for your kidnapper or in this case

searching for anything that could connect it to Darla

 

Baby

i'll think of something

 

Kookie

and the recordings?

there were cameras at the gallery

 

Baby

they were off when you came and when we were leaving

i'm confident that there's no trace of us at the gallery anymore

 

Kookie

that's

 

dimples

Then if Sangwook goes there with a warrant, he won't find anything?

 

Baby

nope

Kim's had my place bugged

whatever he needed to know about the case or what we knew

he already does

and he's good at covering his tracks believe me

 

Hobi

so that's it?

you resign, Kookie deletes everything about Darla, the investigation falls and he walks free?

that's what you want?

 

Baby

it's not what i want

it's what has to be done

 

dimples

If anyone has any ideas, it's time to share.

 

Taetae

 

Jinnie

 

Yoongs

 

Hobi

 

Baby

it's okay

we do that and we can go back to our lives

 

Kookie

what if

what if we'd get something that was valuable enough

for Sangwook to take Kim down

and for him to get us a total immunity?

 

Taetae

like in the movies??!!

 

Baby

no

 

Taetae

he may be saying no but if you could only see his face rn

 

Jinnie

he's considering isn't he

 

Baby

no i'm not

we're not doing it

 

dimples

Jimin but…

You're hurt, and with Taehyung and Jungkook being there with you…

 

Hobi

like what's your plan

 

Yoongs

what are you gonna do huh

 

Baby

THATS BULLYING

YOURE BULLYING ME I CANT FUCKING BELIEVE

 

Jinnie

sit tight, look pretty and let adults do their job okay

 

Baby

WHAT ADULTS

YOURE A BUNCH OF FIVE YEAR OLD KIDS THATS WHAT YOU ARE

 

Kookie

he always looks pretty

 

Jinnie

take your whipped ass somewhere else

 

Taetae

Chim but like

stop being a stubborn hoe for a second

and just think

would that work?

 

Baby

do you know how dangerous would that be

we don't even have that much time left

 

Taetae

Jimin, would it work?

 

Baby

I

idk maybe?

 

Yoongs

okay we can work with maybe

 

Baby

no wait wait

I didn't say yes

we're N O T doing it

 

dimples

If we want this to work out, it has to be something really good.

We're talking here about an immunity for seven people, it must be something that'll lock Kim away for good.

 

Baby

please tell me you're not actually considering it

that's a SUICIDE MISSION

 

Hobi

but what could it be?

 

Jinnie

does something like that even exist though?

 

Yoongs

sunshine how much time do you have to complete the deal?

 

Kookie

before the exhibition starts

 

Taetae

that's not much time then