It's early evening, when Yoongi takes his phone and calls Namjoon and Seokjin, after Taehyung's gone for almost 4 hours. It's the omega, who picks up the call with a cheery greeting.
"Hey, Yoongi", he says, "You okay?"
"No. Is Tae with you and Joon?", he asks and basically hears the frown on Seokjin's forehead.
"No. Isn't he supposed to be home already? Did you call him?"
Yoongi huffs slightly and mumbles, more to himself, than to Seokjin: "I'm sure, he isn't going to pick up my call right now.", but the omega hears it.
"Yoongi...", he says, "What happened?"
"Well...", the head alpha starts, suddenly a bit hesitant, because he knows, how Seokjin can be. And furious Seokjin definitely isn't his favorite version of the usually so happy and kind omega.
"Spill the beans, Yoongi", Seokjin says.
"Well, I probably saw something, that I didn't like and told him, that I don't want him to see that alpha-kid anymore...", Yoongi says, "He didn't take it well and we had a fight... you know, he acted quite unreasonably... I just don't want him to get hurt..."
"What did you see?", Seokjin asks, his voice calm, too calm for Yoongi's liking and he clears his throat.
"Tae says, it's a misunderstanding, but I'm sure, that I saw alpha-kid and his friend kissing..."
It's quiet for a while at the other end of the line and Yoongi's about to ask, if Seokjin's still there, but then, the older replies to him with a simple: "That's bullshit! The small one with the pink hair?"
Yoongi hums and Seokjin laughs, but it's a joyless laughter. "Yoongi, that's his best friend, they're not dating. And Jungkook would never cheat on Taehyung. He's a good kid!" "Don't say things like this. It sounds as if they're in a relationship already."
"Would it be so bad? Isn't being with a good alpha a thing, we all wish for Taehyung? Jungkook's good for him and..."
"I don't think so. He's arrogant and he has no idea how to treat Tae... did you know about his courting plans?"
"Yes, I do. He called me and asked for my advice. Yoongi, I told him to go to you, that you're all bark, but no bite and that you would surely appreciate it, when he comes to you first. Jungkook's not arrogant, he's anything, but arrogant. And... how could you act like this in front of Tae? You know, he hates fights and confrontations...",
Seokjin's voice gets louder the more he says, "You have no right to accuse his mate... his TRUE mate, Yoongi!!! How long's Tae gone?"
"Around 4 hours...", Yoongi mutters and Seokjin gasps. That's unusual for Taehyung.
"What else happened?", the omega asks and his voice is sharp. Yoongi hates this so much.
"I... may have used a ranking call... on him...",
he admits, begrudgingly and that's when all hell breaks loose. Seokjin explodes.
"How could you, out of all goddamn alphas on this planet, use a ranking call on your brother? On your pure, probably already distressed baby brother?!", he screams over the phone, "You're such an asshole, Min Yoongi! Biggest dumbass on earth! Oh my god! What's wrong with you? Is it, because you don't know Jungkook? Shit, Yoongi, I..."
"Jinnie, what's wrong?",
Yoongi hears Namjoon's tired, but concerned voice and his brother gets a quick "Yoongi's an idiot!" as reply. Faint sounds of Jisoo's cries are als heard in the background and Seokjin snorts.
"Fine, well done, you genius! Now, you woke up my mate and my pup... good job!"
"I'm not the one, who's screaming", Yoongi starts to defend himself, but Seokjin has nothing of it.
"Who's the reason for my screaming, huh? What the fuck were you thinking?!", he snaps back and Yoongi grumbles: "Wanted to solve that issue by myself... to protect Tae... he doesn't deserve to be treated like this... I didn't expect him to stay away for so long... God, I'm always just worried about him!" and then, Namjoon comes back, probably with Jisoo and Yoongi hears the couple talk for a while. Then, he heard Namjoon's heavy sigh.
"Hate to admit it, hyung, but you messed up big time...", he says, "But screaming makes no sense now. We need to find Tae. He's alone and probably scared." Seokjin hums in agreement.
"Call Wooyoung. Tae's friends might be able to help as well!", he says and then, all Yoongi hears, is the monotone hoot of the dead phone line.
Jungkook looks at Jimin, who listens to Wooyoung on the other end of the phone line. He hums and says: "Of course, we're helping." Then, he ends the call and looks at his best friend. "Tae's gone", he says, eyes filled with worry and Jungkook tenses up visibly. "How... gone?", he asks and grits his teeth, while he wipes his slightly sweaty bangs off his forehead. Jimin walks over to the bench in the dance studio, they're in right now and explains, while he grabs his things: "He had a fight with his brother, Wooyoung said. He ran away and is gone for around 4 hours now. He asked to... hey, Jungkook!" The alpha has stopped listening to his best friend mid-explanation and doesn't bother to grab his jacket, when he leaves the studio with just his t-shirt and sweatpants on. He's still sweating after hours and hours of dance practice, but he couldn't care less. His alpha insticts are kicking in already at the mere thought of Taehyung, being alone and scared somewhere, but he also has an idea, where to find him. So, he rushes over to the music department and hurries through the hallways. Distraught Taehyung probably isn't very good at hiding his scent, because when he runs around a corner, Jungkook can already smell vanilla and strawberry, but it's almost overpowered by the heavy scent of desperation. Soft piano tunes come out of a room and Jungkook enters, stops in the door frame and watches his omega. Taehyung's sitting in front of the piano, his eyes are closed and his face covered in tears, but his beautiful voice is steady, when he sings:
"Written in stone
Every rule, every word
Centuries old and unbending
Stay in your place
Better seen and not heard
But now that story is ending
I cannot start to crumble
So come on and try
Try to shut me and cut me down"
Jungkook's almost sure, that he noticed him already, but Taehyung continues singing and Jungkook listens. As soon as the last word has left the omega's lips, he opens his eyes and looks into the older's direction. His eyes are rimmed red from all the tears and Jungkook has never seen such a tremendous sadness in his beautiful orbs. His inner alpha almost goes on rampage and Jungkook rushes over to the piano and he reaches out for Taehyung, doesn't stop until the younger's safely wrapped in his arms.
The omega lets out a small gasp, when Jungkook wraps his arms around his waist and pulls him against his body. For a moment, he doubts his instincts and is sure, that Taehyung's going to push him away, but he isn't able to force himself to let go again. His omega, his beautiful, precious mate is distressed and scared and he needs to protect him - at any costs.
Taehyung's frozen for a few seconds, when strong arms wind around him and he's pulled against a sturdy chest, but he relaxes a bit, when lemon and grass invade his mind and he curls his fingers around the thin fabric of Jungkook's shirt. He presses his cheek against Jungkook's shoulder, while tears run over his face and soak the grey fabric, choked sobs leaving his throat, but he hears Jungkook's voice, that whispers reassuring words into his ear and after a few minutes, he creates a small gap between them and Jungkook unwinds one hand from Taehyung's waist to wipe the tears from his cheeks.
The touch is soft, so incredibly soft, it's almost not there, but Taehyung leans into it, to feel more of it.
"What happened? Why are you crying so much?",
Jungkook asks and the younger sobs again, but he tells the alpha about his fight with Yoongi. Tears make their way down his cheeks again, but Jungkook never stops to wipe them away.
"I... I hate fights... and... I hate it, when my alpha's treated wrong... he had no right to do this...",
Taehyung mumbles, while he leans his face into Jungkook's palm. He feels, how the older tenses a bit and realizes, what he just said. HIS alpha...
He blushes a bit and Jungkook feels bad, because Taehyung feels bad, but it felt so good to be called his alpha.
"Jungkookie...?", Taehyung asks after a while and the older hums. "I'm sorry... I considered, that there might be something between you and Jimin, after I remembered what you told me about being fake boyfriends." Jungkook snorts softly, but then, he laughs and shakes his head.
"It's okay. I probably would've had the same thought",
he says and runs his thumb over Taehyung's cheek, before he lets go, "But... Jimin and I are really, really, really just best friends. He's like a brother and I'd never date him."
Taehyung nods and leans his head against Jungkook's shoulder. The older holds him and Taehyung feels comfortable and safe in Jungkook's embrace and his scent is salving, so he starts to get tired. It's late already, so he breaks away from the older and looks at him.
"I... don't want to go home... can... can I come with you?",
he asks with a small, timid voice and Jungkook hesitates for a few moments, but then, he nods.
"If that's what you want", he says and Taehyung sends him a smile. "Yes, that's what I want."
"Okay", Jungkook replies and then, Taehyung notices, that he's only standing in front of him in his t-shirt and sweatpants.
"Don't you have a coat?", he asks and Jungkook scratches his nape sheepishly.
"My stuff's still in the dance studio. We have to go there, before we go ho-home", he explains and Taehyung blinks. "Uhh... how did you know, that I'm here by the way?",
he asks then and Jungkook looks at the floor, while the younger collects his things.
"I saw you here already. A while ago, when I came to meet a friend. You were playing the piano and singing and I wasn't able to walk away. It was, when we weren't talking, so you probably had no idea... I'm sorry... I now sound like a creepy stalker..."
"You're not", Taehyung says, before he takes Jungkooks hand. He's still shaken to the core, but Jungkook calms him. "Oh... and why did you come here?"
"Well, Jimin got a call from Wooyoung and..."
Taehyung understands. So, Seokjin and Namjoon probably know as well. He checks his phone, but the screen doesn't light up.
"Hmm...", he mumbles, while they walk back to the dance department to get Jungkook's things.
"Aren't you freezing?", Taehyung asks, because the alpha shivers slightly.
"Don't worry. We're almost there", Jungkook replies and only 5 minutes later, they enter the studio.
"Have you eaten yet?", Jungkook asks, while he puts on a hoodie, that's still lying on the bench and Taehyung shakes his head.
The older collects the rest of his stuff and they leave the studio, end up buying fried chicken and fries on the way to the dorm. Jungkook sends Seokjin a message, that he found Taehyung and now, is going to take care of him. Seokjin sends back an "Okay" and promises to come over and bring breakfast the next morning.
Jungkook unlocks the door to his dorm room, when they arrive and holds it open for Taehyung, who slowly walks into the room. It's the first time, he's here and looks around curiously.
"It's nothing special", Jungkook says and Taehyung looks at him. "Don't you have a roommate?", he asks.
"No, I was lucky to get a single room at the beginning of the year",
the older tells him and Taehyung hums softly. The room is equipped with simple furnitures, probably like any other dorm room. An old couch stands in the living room and an expensive looking stereo system stands in one corner. A few books are scattered over the couch and the coffee table and after Jungkook put his and Taehyung's jackets to the hallstand next to the door, he turns to face the omega.
"So... do you want to take a shower or something?", he asks and Taehyung nods slightly.
"That would be really nice", he says and Jungkook nods.
"I'll give you some clean clothes, wait a second",
Jungkook replies and walks over towards the bedroom door, opens it and vanishes inside the room. Only a few moments, he's back and holds out a white sweater, dark sweatpants and a pair of warm-looking socks for Taehyung. Then, he points at another door and says: "The bathroom is over there. There are towels in the small wardrobe. Feel free to use anything, you need, Tae", he says with a smile, "I'll make some tea and keep the chicken warm, while you're gone." "Thank you",
Taehyung smiles and takes the clothes from Jungkook's hands. Then, he walks over to the bathroom and disappears inside. After the door's closed, he takes a deep breath and looks into the mirror. His eyes are still a bit red and when he thinks about the fight with his brother, Taehyung feels anger rising inside of him, but he tries his best to suppress this. He's with Jungkook now, exactly the opposite of what Yoongi wanted and that's somehow funny...
Taehyung sighs and takes off his clothes, then he steps into the shower. He doesn't take long and then, dries himself with a towel and slips into Jungkook's sweater and pants, which are a bit too big for him, but Taehyung likes it. It smells like Jungkook and that's quite nice. He dries his hair and leaves it damp, when he steps out of the bathroom. He finds Jungkook on the couch, still dressed in the clothes, he wore outside before, but Taehyung assumes, that he wants to take a shower as well.
Jungkook looks up, when the younger exits the bathroom and smiles softly. Taehyung looks so incredibly cute.
"Make yourself comfortable, I'll take a quick shower too", he says and gets up from the couch.
"Okay", Taehyung says and walks towards the couch, while Jungkook grabs the pile of clothes next to him.
"Oh, do you have a phone charger for me by any chance?", he asks, before the older disappears and Jungkook laughs softly.
"Sure, it's right next to the couch, you can use it", he says and then, he closes the door to the bathroom.
Taehyung plops down on the couch, nuzzles his nose into the sweater, before he smiles and reaches for the charger, plugging his phone in.
He recalls the last weeks and he realizes, that he and Jungkook became closer quite fast. It surprises Taehyung, but it still feels good. It feels good, that the initial panic has faded away since they met for the first time and that they're getting along so well, even when sometimes, things are a little awkward between them.
There's something deeper, something more intimate to bloom between them and right now, their friendship is still in the first stages. But their bond grows with each passing day and right now, Taehyung wants nothing more than to spend time with Jungkook. He wants to forget about Yoongi's accusing words, about his expectations and about his attempt to keep Taehyung away from his true mate.
His and Jungkook's relationship is far from being romantic, but there's a small seedling already sprouting inside of Taehyung, that lets him notice more and more, how important the alpha is for him already.
The alpha returns after 10 minutes and smiles at Taehyung, before he walks into his small kitchen, to get the tea and their food.
"What do you think? Should we watch a movie?", he suggests and points at the TV in front of the couch.
"Oh, yes, good idea", Taehyung says and Jungkook lets him choose. He picks a comedy movie, something, that is easy to watch after such an exhausting day.
A few minutes later, Taehyung finds himself next to Jungkook, slightly curled into the alpha's side, chicken and fries in Jungkook's lap.
The movie's a good one and the omega giggles into Jungkook's shoulder from time to time. It's a nice difference to what he had witnessed a few hours earlier and he definitely enjoys spending time with Jungkook. But at some point, Taehyung gets tired and Jungkook notices.
"Should we go to bed?", he asks and pauses the movie. Taehyung's hesitant first, but he nods.
"Do you... have a spare blanket and pillow for me?", he asks and Jungkook nods.
"Sure, in my bed", he says, "You can sleep there and I take the couch."
"W-what? No, I can't steal your bed", the younger protests, "It's your bed, Jungkook. I have no problem with sleeping on the couch."
"Same here. It's fine, take the bed, I offered it to you, Tae", Jungkook smiles, but Taehyung still refuses.
"No, it's your bed", he insists and the older sighs.
"I know and you're not going to take it home with you, right?", he says, but the younger still doesn't look convinced. Another sigh leaves Jungkook's lips.
"Do you think, I'm able to get proper rest, when my omega's sleeping on the couch?",
he asks and once again, they both freeze. It's still unfamilar for them to call each other 'their' alpha or omega.
There's a rosy pink on Taehyung's cheeks, when he suggests: "I won't give in and I think, you won't give in, right? Then, why don't we both sleep in the bed? We can put pillows between us or something and then, this will work out I think." "Seriously?", Jungkook asks, after a few seconds of silence and Taehyung nods.
"It's not that...",
he starts, but stops quickly. Nevertheless, he keeps his opinion and that's how they end up in bed together, a few of Jungkook's old couch cushions between them.
Taehyung's a bit overwhelmed, because everything smells like Jungkook and he wills his rapidly beating heart to slow down. But somehow, he knows, that Jungkook's equally nervous and that makes him smile a little.
"Sleep well, Jungkookie",
the omega mumbles and sends the older a short glance. Jungkook's laying on his back, one arm rests behind his head and the other holds his phone, but he looks at Taehyung.
"Sweet dreams", he says, "I'll just send a quick text to Jimin and then, I'll put this away, okay?"
Taehyung hums, pulls the blanket up to his nose and cuddles it, before he closes his eyes.
Jungkook does, as he said, sends a message to Jimin and remembers, that he needs to tell Seokjin, where he lives. So, he does this too and then, he puts his phone to his night stand. Then, he closes his eyes and tries to sleep, but it isn't easy, especially with that delicious scent of vanilla and strawberry fanning through his bedroom. After 20 minutes of trying to fall asleep, he turns to his side and looks at Taehyung. The younger looks sound asleep and Jungkook suppresses the urge to touch his cheek. Instead, he sighs softly and mumbles: "My beautiful omega... you're not broken... there're just some pieces missing and I'm here, I'll help you... I promise."
When Taehyung wakes up the next morning, it's comfortably warm and he feels gentle fingers gliding through his hair. With his eyes closed, he nuzzles his cheek into the firm chest beneath him and the lemon scent increases. He slowly opens his eyes and raises his head a bit at the sudden hike of the fresh fragrance and looks directly into Jungkook's eyes. The fingers in his hair halt in their movement and Taehyung almost whimpers.
"Is this okay, pup?", Jungkook asks, it's not more than an whisper, "Should I stop?"
The younger is quiet for a second, before he shakes his head, but quickly notices, that this doesn't exactly answers either of Jungkook's questions.
"Yes... uh... no... ahh, I mean... It's okay. Please don't stop...", he blushes and lets his head rest on Jungkook's chest again, when the older picks up the former movement again.
Jungkook called him... pup. Usually, only his brothers do this, but Taehyung liked it, when Jungkook said it.
It's something entirely different... at least it feels different and somehow, Taehyung wants to hear it again... and he's a little bit embarrassed about that revelation.
"Ahh... I'm sorry... I was talking about pillows between us and now, I'm the one, who's acting like a koala",
he mumbles into the fabric of Jungkook's shirt and the older's chest vibrates softly from his laughter.
"That's okay", he chuckles, "It's cute."
Taehyung blushes madly. Jungkook called him cute... and pup...
But when he hadn't just dreamt about Jungkook's promise to be there for him, to help him, then he can be certain, that the older is definitely worth his trust.
Taehyung shivers slightly, when Jungkook's hand slips from the back of his head into his neck and the fingers glide over the skin. A soft sound leaves Taehyung's lips and it almost sounds like a purr, when they're both startled by the knock on the door.
"That's probably Seokjin",
Jungkook mumbles and Taehyung tenses up a bit. What if Seokjin's mad at him for disobeying their pack leader? "What's wrong?",
the older asks, while he waits for Taehyung to get off his chest, even when he would prefer for their moment to last a bit.
Taehyung sits up slowly and starts fumbling a bit with the hem of the sweater sleeves, that fall to his mid-palms, because Jungkook's sweater is too big for him.
"Are you afraid, that he's going to be mad at you?",
the alpha asks and Taehyung nods, a bit shyly, but when he sees Jungkook's smile, he frowns.
"Why are you laughing at me?",
he asks and the older immediately shakes his head, before he gets out of the bed, because there's still the knock on the door.
"I'm not laughing at you, don't worry", the older replies and Taehyung gets out of the bed too.
"I mean, I don't know Seokjin as good as you do, but I can't imagine, that he's mad at you",
Jungkook continues, while he walks out of the room and towards the door and laughs, when he hears Seokjin's voice: "Hey, are you two still sleeping?"
The alpha grins and opens the door, while Taehyung leans his body against the door frame, that separates bed- and living room. He wraps his arms around his upper body, because he knows, that Seokjin is really soft for him, but sometimes, he agrees with Yoongi. And what if he does in this case?
But his worries are thrown out of the window, when the older pushes two paper bags into Jungkook's hands and rushes over to him, to pull him into his arms, after he entered.
"Are you okay, sweetheart?",
he asks and pulls Taehyung flush against his chest and runs his fingers through the younger omega's hair.
Taehyung mumbles into Seokjin's shirt and the older lets out a relieved sigh.
"I'm glad. We were really worried", he says and buries his face in Taehyung's hair.
"I'm really fine, hyung", Taehyung adds, "Jungkook took good care of me." He blushes a bit, because it maybe sounds a bit weird, but Seokjin just smiles, when he creates a gap between him and the youngest.
he replies and looks at Jungkook, who's busy spreading the food on the coffee table. He has no space for a dining table in his kitchen, so they're going to have breakfast in the living room.
The alpha whinces a little, when Seokjin's hand lands on his shoulder and he looks at the older.
"Thanks, Jungkook", he says and the younger shakes his head.
"No need to thank me", he replies, "I think, we had a good time... well, at least I hope so..."
Jungkook glances at Taehyung and the omega smiles at him.
"We had", he says and blushes, when his stomach growls. Seokjin laughs and points at the table. "Sit down, sweetie and eat."
Taehyung nods and then, he plops down on the couch. Jungkook offers Seokjin to take the spot next to Taehyung and before the oldest can protest, he sits down on the floor, across from his two guests.
"Thanks for the breakfast",
he says and Seokjin nods. When they're halfway through their breakfast and Jungkook still enjoying and complementing Seokjin's cooking skills, he gets a call from his brother and excuses himself for a few minutes.
Seokjin turns a bit on the couch and watches Taehyung, who stuffs a bit of rice into his mouth.
"What do you want to do now?",
he asks and Taehyung halts in his movement, drops his chopsticks to the table and looks at his hyung.
He swallows and asks: "What do you mean?" Seokjin raises his brow a bit.
"You know, what I mean, Tae. You don't want to go home. You never want to go home, when someone had a fight. Do you want to come with me?"
Taehyung stares at his lap and considers Seokjin's offer for a moment, before he shakes his head.
"No offense, hyung, but... when it's okay for Jungkook, I'd like to stay with him for a few days. I still have to ask him, but I really want to get to know him better", he replies and Seokjin looks at him with wide eyes, "We've made great progress already, but after... yesterday, I noticed, that I just scratched a bit on the surface and need to dig deeper. I'm sure, there's an even greater person hidden beneath and I want to know that person."
Seokjin smiles, before he cocks an eyebrow teasingly.
"And you're sure, that his company isn't comfort for you?",
he asks and watches, how a small smile spreads on Taehyung's lips.
"It is and it's a plus. But... when he says no, I'll come with you", he says and Seokjin nods.
"It's good for you two to get to know each other better",
he says and Taehyung looks at him, a little surprised. Seokjin has always been supportive, but moving in with an alpha, he just gets to know, is a huge step, even when it's just for a few days.
"When Jungkook's okay with this, I'll go and collect some things from home",
the older promises and he's a little startled, when Jungkook comes back from the bedroom.
"When I'm okay with what?",
he asks carefully and sits down again on the floor. He sees how Seokjin sends an encouraging smile towards Taehyung and the younger sits up a bit.
"Uhm...", he says and blushes slightly. Jungkook frowns a bit. "Can I... staywithyouforafewmoredays?",
is the next thing, that comes out of Taehyung's mouth rather quickly which makes Seokjin laugh and Jungkook blink in confusion, because he isn't sure, whether he understood the younger right or not.
"You mean... here in this small dorm... with me?", he asks, just to make sure and Taehyung nods.
"Y-yes, but only... if this is okay with you", he replies and now, it's Jungkook's turn to nod.
"Yes, it's okay for me, yes", he mumbles and sees clearly, how a fond smile appears on Seokjin's lips. Taehyung smiles as well.
"Thank you", he says and Jungkook replies, voice still very soft: "No problem. But... to be honest, Im not sure, if I shouldn't be the one thanking you. For giving me chances, even when we don't know each other well..."
"But... hey, that's why I want this!", Taehyung interrupts him, "To get to know you better." He nods quickly and Jungkook sends him a smile.
"So, you want to see Jeon Jungkook in his natural habitat?", he asks and Seokjin grins, before he starts laughing.
"You two are so cute", he says and ruffles Taehyung's hair. "Then, I'll bring your stuff later, sweetheart."
"Thanks, hyung", Taehyung says and then, he gets up from the couch, "I need to go to the toilet. Excuse me please."
He vanishes inside the bathroom and Seokjin looks at Jungkook.
"He feels comfortable with you, Jungkook", the oldest says and smiles, "And he changed a lot with your help. Do you remember, when I told you, that he's actually a social butterfly?"
Jungkook nods, still a bit overwhelmed by Taehyung's wish to stay with him instead of going with Seokjin.
"Thanks to you, he's slowly turning back into his old self. You're good for him. So, please, stay with him... be there for him, because you give him courage and faith and please, don't stop this..."
"I'm not planning to", the younger replies and Seokjin sends him a smile.
"And... ask him! I mean it, ask him. Don't worry about Yoongi, we're going to solve that somehow. But I know, that Tae's going to agree and in the end, you have Yoongi's permission to court him."
The omega shrugs a little and Jungkook can't stop the small grin forming on his lips. It's right. Taehyung's brother agreed, with gritted teeth though, but he agreed, when Jungkook asked for permission to court Taehyung.
he says and Seokjin nods. Then, when Taehyung returns from the bathroom, he checks the time and sighs.
"I think, I have to leave now. My mate is home with our daughter and I hope, he hasn't burned down the apartment until now",
he says and Taehyung laughs softly, but he nods.
They accompany Seokjin to the door and when Jungkook opens it, Jimin stands in front of it.
"Oh, hey", he looks surprised to see them, his fist is raised into the air, because he just wanted to knock on the door. "Chim", Jungkook looks surprised and Jimin wriggles inside the dorm.
"Wanted to talk to Tae. Can I?", the pink-haired omega asks and Seokjin hugs Taehyung goodbye.
"I'll come over again later. Have to drop Joonie off at the SNUH today and then, I'll bring you stuff",
he promises and leaves, but not without patting Jungkook's back encouragingly.
As soon as the door's closed behind him, Jimin jumps at Taehyung and whines: "I was so worried! God, Tae, I'm so sorry, that we were the cause for all of this... but... you know, I would never.... never ever in this world date that idiot over there!"
He points at Jungkook and the older snorts, before he walks over to the coffee table to clean their breakfast mess and give Taehyung and Jimin a moment to talk. He knows, that this is important for his best friend, because he showed up unannounced.
"My... brother's the idiot",
Taehyung mumbles but he relaxes quickly, when he feels, how Jimin's fingers card through his hair.
"He should've better asked, before he made stupid assumptions, but we weren't much better", the older says and adds: "But... Kookie was just trying to comfort me. I... had a fight with Hoseok that day, a stupid little thing, but I was upset, so he did, what a good, best friend's probably supposed to do and comforted me."
"Are you two fine again?", Taehyung asks, eyes wide and he relaxes only, when Jimin nods.
"Yes, it was a really small thing", he repeats and Taehyung lets out the breath, he's held in.
"TaeTae, this shouldn't be about me and Hoseok", the pink-haired says and Taehyung waves it off.
"It's okay. My brother and I will surely find a solution for all this, I just need a bit of time, because he was a real ass, so... are you okay? Really?"
"Yes, I'm okay...", Jimin mumbles and hugs the younger gently.
Jimin spends a while with them, before he returns to his dorm and his boyfriend. For the rest of the day, Taehyung rolls around on the couch, texts with Wooyoung, while Jungkook's busy with working on his dance routine for the collaborative project, sitting on the floor in front of the couch. Soft music's playing from Jungkook's phone via his bluetooth speakers and from time to time Taehyung peaks over the older's shoulder and hums in agreement.
"I have the melody for the song done now",
he says after a while and Jungkook looks up from the sketch book.
"Yeah?", he asks and the younger nods. "I also thought, that maybe you would like to give the song your voice. I'm working on lyrics now and after we went to that winter market and you drove me home, I wasn't able to stop thinking about your voice, Jungkook. It's beautiful and I think, it would really be something different, when you're the one singing."
"Are you sure?", Jungkook puts the sketch book to the side and turns around to face Taehyung, "Your voice is so beautiful, Taehyung. I..."
The alpha blushes a bit and once again, Taehyung notices, that there are a lot of things, he easily forgets about Jungkook, especially that the older can be incredibly shy and gets easily fluestred, "I could listen to your voice for hours..."
Now, it's Taehyung's turn to blush.
"Thank you", he mumbles, "But, yes, I'm sure. I think, your voice would fit so much better to the lyrics, I have in mind, than mine. Really." Jungkook nods a bit hesitantly.
"Okay, then I'll do it",
he agrees and Taehyung smiles. After Jungkook turned back around, he slides down from the couch and sits next to the alpha, leans his head against the younger and watches him dragging his pencil over the paper.
"I'd really love to see you dance", he mumbles, voice a bit drowsy and Jungkook chuckles.
"Well, we can always go to the dance studio and I'll show you", he says, "But now, you're tired. Why don't you take a nap, while I work on this more?"
"Because... you're warm and you're giving me comfort", Taehyung replies and slides his arms around Jungkook's arm, the one, that's just holding the sketch book and not busy drawing. The older freezes a bit but catches his composure back quickly.
"Then, pup...", he starts with a soft voice, "... you can nap on my shoulder." Taehyung hums. he closes his eyes and snuggles closer to the alpha, who looks at him from the corner of his eyes.
"Wake me up, when you want to go to bed", the omega mumbles sleepily, but Jungkook doesn't.
When Taehyung wakes up later, he's in bed, atop of Jungkook's chest and the older's arms are wrapped securely around his waist. A soft snort leaves his lips, but he also smiles, while he watches Jungkook's face in the dim light from the street lamp, that shines through the window. The alpha looks peaceful and somehow younger, than he is, when he's sleeping. Carefully, Taehyung runs two of his fingers over the small scar on Jungkook's cheek, but stills quickly, when he realizes, that he found the small blemish on the otherwise soft skin without even really searching for it. Taehyung has probably been more observant on his alpha, then he noticed.
But things started to change really quickly between them after their first date and Taehyung feels so drawn to the other, he's almost a little scared. But it's a good way of scared, even when he isn't sure if this makes sense.
Jungkook mumbles something in his sleep, something, that Taehyung doesn't catch, but he giggles into his arm, because it's cute, before he props his head on the older's firm chest and snuggles closer.
Jungkook's like his remedy and being with him already feels a bit like home...