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The Downsides of Capitalism

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At the age of twenty four, Jimin had done more in his professional life and career than any omega he'd ever known. He worked for his father's investment firm as an account manager, managing assets and restructuring to maximize the returns on their investment. After three years he had more successes than failures and had only had to dissolve three companies. Despite his many successes, he still wasn't respected by his coworkers, and often the target of sneers and thinly veiled contempt.

All because he was an omega in an alpha dominated world.

 

"I need next Monday off."

Jimin glanced up at this assistant who had seated himself at Jimin's desk and was looking at him wide eyes and a hopeful smile. Jungkook had worked for him for only six months after his last assistant had left for maternity leave. Jungkook was good at his job, but Jimin really missed Taehyung.

"Why?" Jimin asked, returning his eyes to his paperwork and his calculator. At 4:45 in the afternoon, Jimin was trying to complete a new acquisition profile before he had to leave for the weekend because he had a meeting first thing on Monday. A meeting he really, really needed his assistant for.

"Because my boyfriend is taking me on a trip to Japan," Jungkook said. "It's kind of a surprise anniversary trip and I think he's going to ask to mate."

Jimin tried not to show his displeasure at the word mate but set down his pen to look at Jungkook. "Oh? You really think so?"

"Yeah, he's been kind of making hints about wanting to do something special and he's been talking about us moving in together," Jungkook said, a pretty blush spreading over the omega's cheeks. "We've been dating for about two years, and we've met each other's parents."

"Well, I guess I should say congratulations in advance," Jimin said. "But I really need you here on Monday. I have the investors meeting in the afternoon and I'm already going to be late coming in. I really, really need you here."

Jungkook's smile faltered slightly and Jimin could see Jungkook was getting a little upset. "Oh, I see. Okay, I don't know if… I mean the plane tickets… it's already really expensive to go and changing the tickets is…"

Jimin sighed softly, and knew he'd regret this come Monday but he had been like Jungkook once. In love, ready to start a new life with the person he thought he was going to spend the rest of his life with. But he couldn't let his own bitterness about how his life turned out cloud his decisions. He had a heart still.

"Alright, alright, I'll see you Tuesday," Jimin said gently. "But you're going to owe me."

Jungkook perked up, his smile so bright and cute and he sat up in his chair. "Free babysitting services for a month?"

"...Deal, but you keep that quiet," Jimin said, pointing at him. "There's only a few people who know about that."

"Oh, right, I'm sorry," Jungkook whispered, covering his mouth. "I don't know how you manage to keep that a secret. What happens if there's an emergency?"

"Personal emergencies are just that, personal," Jimin said. "And my cousin helps out if I can't get away."

Jungkook squirmed a little in his chair and Jimin could see he wanted to say something, but Jimin was patient enough to wait for Jungkook to collect is thoughts.

"I really look up to you, you know? You're really doing so much," Jungkook said. "You're so good at your job, you're a better account manager than most of the knot head alphas around here. And you put up with all of their shit and... well you know, the other thing on top of all that? You really inspire me to do great things."

"I'm not sure if that's inspiring, I'm just trying to do my best," Jimin said. "This job, I learned how to do this from my dad and I couldn't imagine doing anything else. Dealing with the alphas just comes with the job and being an omega. You deal with the same nonsense, don't you?"

"Yeah, but I'm just an assistant," Jungkook shrugged. "They just hit on me. They try to… I don't even know, bully you into quitting. But not so much they'll get in trouble with your dad."

"If they think I'm here because my father's the owner then they don't understand how hard on me my dad was growing up," Jimin sighed. "I went to school against his wishes. I applied for this job and was hired without him knowing. The only reason he won't fire me is because I do my job well."

"So you're saying if your dad heard the things they said to you, he wouldn't go into a rage?" Jungkook raised an eyebrow . "You're an omega and his son."

"Look he knows I can take care of myself," Jimin said, returning to his work. "Would he be upset? Of course, which is why he can't ever know. I'm not going to hide behind my father."

"See, that's why you inspire me," Jungkook said. "I really want to be an omega like you."

Jimin wasn't going to point out that being an omega like him meant getting pregnant in your final year of college and your alpha boyfriend breaking up with you for it.

 

Jimin didn't get his work wrapped up until ten after five and he had to run to the subway to catch his train and try to make it home. He really didn't feel like getting a lecture on punctuality today, when it wasn't his fault Jungkook liked to chat his head off.

By the time he showed up, he was only five minutes later than usual. Opening the door, he sighed in relief when he heard a squeal and pattering feet on the carpet from the living room.

"Daddy!" a tiny little body was throwing itself at him as he tried to take off his shoes and only just barely managed to catch his daughter before they both went toppling into the door.

"Jihyo," Jimin grinned, pressing kisses to his daughter's head and hugging her tightly. "How's my favorite little girl hm? Were you a good girl for Uncle Jin?"

"Perfect angel as usual."

Jimin looked up to see his cousin, arms full of a laundry basket coming out of the kitchen.

"Well, she does take after me," Jimin said with a cheeky grin.

"I hope she doesn't take after your punctuality too," Seokjin said, continuing on down the hall towards the bedroom. "You're late!"

"Got held up at work," Jimin sighed, setting Jihyo down. "My new assistant was asking for Monday off. He's pretty sure he's getting mated."

"Lucky him," Seokjin called from Jihyo's bedroom. Jimin followed after, unbuttoning his shirt.

"He seems to think so," Jimin said, leaning up against the door frame. "I guess if I were young like him, I'd be excited about the idea of being mated and starting a new life with a mate."

"But you're not him and you're thinking of Jihyo's other father and how he made you some promises," Seokjin said, folding Jihyo's shirts on the bed. "Not every alpha is as much of dick as Kanghyun is."

"Says the omega who has sworn off alphas completely," Jimin pointed out.

"No, what I said is that I've sworn off men completely," Seokjin said. "Alpha or omega, makes no difference. I'm completely satisfied being single for the rest of my life."

"Of course," Jimin snorted. "I'll remind you of that next time you get drunk and start lamenting about how badly you need a kn-"

"Daddy!" Jimin jumped and looked down at Jihyo who had wrapped her little arms around his leg. "There's a new teacher at school!"

"Oh yeah?" Jimin chuckled, reaching down to ruffle his daughter's hair. "Well I'm taking you to daycare Monday, you can introduce me."

"Yeah?" Jihyo's eyes brightened and she squealed happily. "Yay! Daddy you'll really like him! He's funny and and and he can play the piano!"

"Wow, the piano?" Jimin gasped. "That's awesome, baby. Can't wait to meet him. How about you go get washed up and then you can help me and Uncle Jin with dinner."

"Okay Daddy!" Jihyo pushed away and ran towards the bathroom.

"She didn't tell me about a new teacher," Seokjin said petulantly. "You'd think, with all I do for that girl she'd love me."

"She adores you, stop being a baby," Jimin snorted. "I'm gonna go change. You staying the night?"

"If you think I'm going to spend a Friday night sitting on your couch watching movies and eating popcorn then you know me too well," Seokjin said with a smirk. "I did buy us some adult beverages for after when the little one passes out."

"You are the best cousin a guy can have," Jimin sighed as he headed to his room.

 

The nice thing about a weekend was Jimin got to spend as much time with his daughter as possible. They would play games, have heart to heart talks, and sometimes they'd cuddle on the couch and read until they dozed off.

No matter what the circumstances had been in Jihyo coming into his life, he couldn't imagine his life without her. She had his eyes, cheeks, and warm heart. She was the greatest thing to ever happen to him, even if he would spit on her alpha father if he ever came back around.

The hardest part of raising his little girl was watching her grow up into an independent being. Jihyo didn't need to rely on him for everything anymore, but she was still only four years old and would fall into his arms crying if she fell and scraped her knee. It also meant seeing her fall in love with people that weren't him. Seokjin being one, and so far, every teacher at her daycare.

Jihyo kept going on and on about her new teacher and how amazing he was all weekend that Jimin couldn't help but be curious about who this guy was. The school hadn't mentioned a new teacher yet, but Jimin had been a little too preoccupied with his current account to look at the weekly bulletin too closely.

And he had been planning on making a stop at the daycare anyway to talk with the staff about needing to bring Jihyo in early in the coming weeks. It meant less time with his daughter, but he had to focus on a new account. His coworkers had made some comments about Jimin not working as many hours, so that meant Jimin had to keep up and work harder.

He wasn't going to let any alpha tell him he couldn't work just as hard and do just as well as any alpha just because he was an omega.

"Come on Daddy!" Jihyo was pulling on Jimin's hand with all the strength she could muster. It wasn't much, but Jimin picked up his pace a little to make her think she was. The daycare was on his way to work, a small building in the heart of the city that had a playground and small class sizes. It was one of the few daycares that prepared kids for school, and the staff were all well trained teachers and child behavior specialists. It was expensive, but Jimin's daughter deserved only the best.

Jihyo led Jimin through the door and to her classroom where some of the other kids were already playing. There was a huddle of parents near the front of the room and Jimin pushed Jihyo to go play with the other kids.

The group of parents broke up as Jimin approached and he finally got a look at this new teacher. The man was seated on his desk, waving off the parents. His hair was dark, but fluffed up cutely with curls. His eyes were sharp, but kind, and he had a small mouth that was curled into a smile. Jimin got the sense he was a good man just from his look, and no wonder Jihyo was so smitten with him.

As he approached, Jimin sniffed at the air reflexively and stopped in his tracks. He'd gotten a full noseful of alpha musk and at first he was sure it just from one of the parents but no, it really was from the teacher.

A childcare provider in his school of choice was an alpha?

 

"Hi, which one's yours?"

Jimin blinked, realizing he'd been staring at the alpha and now said alpha was addressing him. Jimin was completely torn as to how to respond because on the one hand this alpha was his kid's instructor, and on the other-

"Uh, Jihyo," Jimin said, pointing at her like this teacher wouldn't know one of his students. "Park Jimin."

"Min Yoongi, nice to meet you Jimin," Yoongi said. "Jihyo is one of the best kids here. But you should know that I have to say that to all the parents."

Jimin couldn't help the flustered little laugh, absolutely hating himself for feeling like a shy teenager and innocent omega just because of an alpha. His kid's teacher, he kept reminding himself.

"Well, Jihyo is special," Jimin said, running a hand through his hair. "She wouldn't stop talking about you all weekend. Said you were the best teacher she's ever had."

"I let her sit beside me while I played the piano," Yoongi said. "And she told me all about her omega father, and well… I can see why."

Jimin's eyes narrowed slightly. "Well, I should probably get going, I have to get to work," he said, taking a step back.

"Oh, right," Yoongi cleared his throat, getting to his feet. "Well, it was great to meet you Jimin. Will I be seeing you at pick up?"

Jimin glanced over to where his daughter was helping another girl make a tower of blocks. "Um, yeah," he said, cringing at himself. "I'll be here."

"Well, see you then," Yoongi said and Jimin made a small grunt in the back of his throat as he turned and left.

So disoriented, he didn't even stop to talk to the staff like he had planned. He just left, walking on autopilot towards the subway and to work.

What was the matter with him?

 

Jimin didn't like being surprised, and seeing Jungkook sitting at his desk was absolutely a surprise. It wasn't unwelcome, but strange.

"What are you doing-" Jimin started to ask but when Jungkook looked up at him with his big eyes full of tears, Jimin didn't even have to ask.

"He dumped me," Jungkook warbled, his lower lip trembling.

Jimin's shoulders slumped and he motioned for Jungkook to head into his office. At least he could use this distraction to get his head screwed on right before his meeting.

 

"-said that he was going overseas for work, and his parents didn't think it would look good for him to be with a male omega s-so they arranged a mating with some omega daughter of a friend," Jungkook sobbed, using up all the tissues on Jimin's desk. "T-the trip to Japan was just one last good memory for him. I caught the first flight back after he told me."

"What an ass," Jimin sighed, shaking his head. "I'm so sorry Jungkook. I know exactly how you're feeling. I've been there."

"You mean with Jihyo's father?" Jungkook asked, sniffling.

"Yeah, I was just a good time for him," Jimin wrinkled his nose. "He was too young to settle down he said, and wouldn't acknowledge he had a kid. I'm sure he'll regret that some day." He watched Jungkook rub at his eyes and sighed a little. "How about you come over tonight? We can commiserate about how awful alphas are together. I know Jin will be all too happy to talk about how terrible alphas are."

"I'd like that," Jungkook said, smiling a little.

"Good, I'll text you the address," Jimin said. "Now, I know how hard it's going to be, but I really need you to help me get these reports one before the meeting."

"Yes sir," Jungkook said, perking up.

 

By the end of the day, Jimin had completely put the odd alpha from before out of his head. He'd got his reports ready for his meeting, run a successful investors meeting, and felt much more like himself once he was shutting down his computer, ready to go.

It was as he was heading towards the subway that he remembered he'd promise to pick up Jihyo. And he'd already told Seokjin not to pick her up so he couldn't get out of it. Which he really shouldn't think that way because he loved picking her up when he could. She loved it. Just because there was some weird alpha who was working with kids that didn't mean he should let that stop him from doing things for his daughter.

"It's weird though, right? An alpha working in child care?" Jimin said to Jungkook as they headed down the elevator. "I mean, I can't even believe they hired him."

"I don't follow, what's wrong with an alpha helping kids?" Jungkook asked.

"Because alphas don't do that," Jimin argued. "When's the last time you heard about an alpha helping with kids?"

"Well, there's plenty of alpha fathers-" Jungkook closed his mouth when Jimin shot him a dirty look. "Besides, aren't you doing an alpha's job? What's the difference?"

Jimin wanted to argue, but he couldn't find a good reason why they were different. And that bothered him more than he liked.

 

Jungkook wished him luck and promised to be at his place in an hour or two. Jimin sent Seokjin a text letting him know about their impromptu party before heading towards the daycare. Kids and their parents were already leaving the building, and Jimin grinned when he saw Jihyuo waiting for him in the lobby.

"Daddy!" Jihyo ran towards him, arms up.

"Hi baby, you have a good day today?" Jimin asked as he lifted her up and pressed a kiss to her cheek.

"I had a great day Daddy," Jihyo said, her tiny arms around his neck. "Teacher Min, h-he let me play the piano again! And and he said my drawing was great, and and and-"

"Jihyo is quite the artist," Yoongi, who Jimin just now noticed said, his arms crossed loosely. "Nice to see you again, Jimin."

"Uh, yeah," Jimin said, stammering a little. "Our fridge is covered. She's never taken an interest in music before though."

"No? She's a natural at it," Yoongi said. "I'd be happy to give her lessons if she wants them."

"Can I Daddy?" Jihyo gasped, tugging on his shirt. "I wanna play the piano."

"We'll talk about it baby," Jimin said.

"Maybe we can talk about it… over dinner?" Yoongi asked. Jimin was absolutely ignoring the way his heart fluttered at that because really, how dare he?

But his heart has always been a traitor and so was his mouth, who was running this operation anyway?

"Uh, sure," Jimin said. He was going to have a very long talk with himself later.

"Great, uh, how about Wednesday?" Yoongi asked.

Jimin nodded, already backing up. "Yeah, Wednesday is fine, uh, I got to go."

"Yeah, of course," Yoongi said. "I'll call you?"

"Sure, the office has my number," Jimin said, and turned to flee. What was he doing?

"See you Wednesday then," Yoongi replied as Jimin carried his daughter out of the lobby and onto the outside sidewalk.

"Daddy?" Jihyo asked quietly. "Is Teacher Min your new boyfriend?"

"Absolutely not," Jimin said, firmly, setting her down and taking her hand.

 

"Can you believe the nerve?" Jimin huffed at Seokjin while the popcorn bag popped in the microwave. "He knows nothing about me and asks me out to dinner? I bet he's just using this job to score dates with omegas. I can't believe him."

"You said yes though," Seokjin pointed out. "Why?"

"Because," Jimin huffed, leaning up against the counter. "I don't know why. It just came out. Why did I do that?"

"Because you like him, obviously," Seokjin said, opening the microwave when it beeped. "For the record, I think he's kind of a douche for asking out the parent of one of the kids he teaches and should be fired for that, but what's the harm in going on a date?"

"He's an arrogant alpha," Jimin grumbled. "But… he's good with Jihyo. And he's… cute."

"You just said you know he's using this job to get dates," Seokjin said. "So obviously his plan is working."

"... Shut up," Jimin scowled, taking the bag of popcorn from him. "We're not talking about him again for the rest of the night."

"If you say so," Seokjin chuckled. "You know, it's been a long time since you've had a date. Maybe you just feel it's about time to start again?"

"I don't have time for dates," Jimin said, dumping the popcorn into a bowl. "I should just cancel on him. Tell him what I really think."

"If you think you can do that, go ahead," Seokjin said, glancing towards the hall when the doorbell went off. "Or you can go on a date, have a good time, and maybe it won't be so bad."

Jimin didn't know why he bothered talking to Seokjin, he was contrary just to be contrary.

 

By the time Wednesday rolled around, Jimin was still unsure as to what he was going to do about this date situation. Seokjin and Jungkook had been unhelpful, both telling him to go on the date and not on the date several times over the course of two days.

"Hey, Jimin."

Jimin's eyes rolled and he turned from where he was making copies to find one of the alpha brutes standing between him and the door. "Yes, Jinyoung?"

"I was thinking, I've got this place in Bali," Jinyoung said, eyeing Jimin up and down. "Perfect place for an omega to spend a heat. And I'd be more than happy than to-"

"If this isn't about one of your accounts, I'm not interested," Jimin said flatly.

"Oh come on, loosen up baby," Jinyoung leered. "Seems like you just need a real knot."

"What I need, you couldn't possibly provide," Jimin said. "Besides, I'm not the one underperforming for the six quarters running. Seems to me, you're far more in need of a real knot than me."

Jinyoung sputtered, clearly not used to being talked back to by an omega. Smirking, Jimin pushed past him and headed towards his office. Jimin felt good, confident, and more than ready to put any alpha in their place.

Including one who was waiting for him at a restaurant after work, and if there was any time he was going to tell this Yoongi what he thought then it was now. Before he lost his nerve.

 

He just hadn't counted on how he would feel when he saw the alpha waiting at the table. His hair was still fluffy, and his smile was still soft, and all the things Jihyo would tell Jimin about how kind and wonderful Yoongi was kept playing over again in his mind. Was this alpha the same as Jinyoung? No, he wasn't. Not in the least.

"Hi," Yoongi stood up when Jimin approached. "You look… well you always look good."

"Thanks," Jimin said, flushing as he sat down. "Um, you look… well… you look good too." And Yoongi did. His hair was fluffy, his button down pressed and his smile disarming. Jimin was screwed.

 

"You know, I'll admit your daughter had me curious about you," Yoongi said as they sipped water. "She told me all about his amazing omega father who worked so hard but never made her feel neglected."

"Jihyo doesn't even know what the word neglected," Jimin said, smiling a little. He could only imagine all the things his daughter said to her teacher.

"True, but that's what I gathered from what she said," Yoongi shrugged. "And then when you walked in… well I think I was a little in love already."

Jimin snorted, shaking his head. "You are ridiculous, there's no way you fell in love," Jimin said, but he couldn't help how hearing that made him warm all over.

"Okay, I'm exaggerating, you caught me," Yoongi laughed. "But I'm telling the truth that I was… interested. And I took the risk in asking you out, even if it could probably get me fired."

"You took that risk for me?" Jimin tilted his head. "Why?"

Yoongi's brow furrowed and he leaned forward, hands clasped before him on the table. "I've always believed that if you want something, you go for it. Especially if it's something good. And believe me Jimin, I think you're something good."

"You don't even know me," Jimin said.

"I'd like to," Yoongi said, and there was such simple earnesty in his eyes it made Jimin's heart beat against his ribs. "I know I'm not the typical alpha, but something tells me that may work in my favor."

"You sure are presumptuous like a typical alpha," Jimin said. "But… I'll admit I'm… not minding being here. With you."

"So, does that mean I can get a second date?" Yoongi asked, his smile growing.

"We haven't even finished the first one," Jimin countered. "But, I don't see why not."

 

Jimin had to admit as Yoongi walked him to his door that their date had been probably one of the best things that had happened for him in a long time. Yoongi was nice, and sweet, and not at all the lecherous omega hungry serial dater he was expecting.

No, Yoongi was not at all what he expected, and his entire idea of telling him off went down the drain before they'd even had their first course. Now, Yoongi was standing in front of him, bidding him goodnight and not even trying to weasel his way into Jimin's apartment and bed.

"So, how about I take you out Friday?" Yoongi asked, taking Jimin's hands in his own. "Maybe something a little more exciting than dinner?"

"That's usually Jin and I's trash talk alpha night," Jimin said. "And movie night with Jihyo."

 

"Oh, well, what about Saturday?" Yoongi asked. "Unless you don't really want to go out with me again."

"No, I do!" Jimin said, squeezing Yoongi's hands. "Friday's good. I can do Friday."

"Great, I'll pick you up Friday then," Yoongi said. "Well, goodnight Jimin."

"Good night," Jimin replied, pouting a little when Yoongi's hands slipped out of his own. Jimin wasn't sure what he was waiting for as he watched Yoongi walk away to the elevator, but he knew he couldn't wait until Friday.

 

"This isn't fair," Seokjin said, pouting through his ice cream. "You get a great, handsome alpha and I get what?"

"You swore off men, remember?" Jimin snickered. "Though the way you were eyeing Jungkook the other night I thought you were going to pin him down on my couch."

"He's cute," Seokjin shrugged. "And maybe a little eager to avoid alphas right now."

Jimin's eyes widened and he leaned forward. "You didn't," he whispered. Jihyo was in her room, asleep, but that could change.

"Hey we're talking about you here," Seokjin huffed. "So, you think you and Yoongi could be a thing then? A long term thing?"

"I think anything is possible," Jimin said. "I know he's good with Jihyo. And I know he's not at all like her father was. So, I don't see why it wouldn't work."

"And you're not still hung up on him being an alpha working in an omega driven career?" Seokjin raised an eyebrow at him.

"I realized that I'm just like him," Jimin said. "I'm in an alpha dominated job that's hard as hell. I do it because I love the job, and I'm good at what I do. It's not easy, but I don't want to do easy. And I guess Yoongi's just the same. He really loves working with kids. So what if he's an alpha? That doesn't matter."

"Wow, I'd never thought I'd hear you say that," Seokjin said. "Just remember, he's still an alpha."

"I know," Jimin said. "He's not so bad, for an alpha."

 

To say Jimin was excited for his date was an understatement. He had a hard time focusing on work, but since no one else seemed to be doing anything on Friday, neither did he. He even went home early to get ready. He had no idea what Yoongi had in store for him, but he was going to be ready. Completely.

Seokjin took Jihyo to a movie and was keeping her for the night, just in case Jimin was out late. That meant Jimin was nervously flitting around the apartment once he was ready, and squeaked when Yoongi rang the doorbell.

"Wow," Yoongi looked him up and down when Jimin opened the door. "You look-"

"Amazing as always?" Jimin grinned. And he did look good. His pants were tight, his ass looked good and his shirt hung off his shoulders in a way that no alpha could resist. Not that he needed the outfit to get Yoongi's attention, but something about how the alpha was sweating made Jimin feel desirable. It was a nice feeling after so many years.

"So, where are we going?" Jimin asked. "Or… we could always stay here, watch a movie?"

Yoongi seemed to consider that, his eyes trained on Jimn's thighs. "Uh, I thought we could uh… go to the river."

"A river date?" Jimin perked up. "Like in the dramas? I've never been on one."

"No? Well, me either," Yoongi said, finally looking back up to Jimin's eyes. "I'll be honest that I haven't had much luck in dating."

"Well, we'll have to change that," Jimin said. He linked his arm with Yoongi's and they headed out.

 

"You know, traditionally an alpha pays for dates," Yoongi said as Jimin paid for their fish cakes.

"Traditionally an alpha makes more than an omega, and omegas are stay at home parents," Jimin said, handing over the treat to Yoongi.

"And we aren't very traditional are we," Yoongi said, smiling as he took Jimin's and. They ate their cakes in silence, hand in hand and walked along the river. It was the best date Jimin had ever been on, and the fact that Yoongi was everything he could have wanted in a partner, let alone an alpha made it that much better.

"No, we aren't at all," Jimin said, leaning into him slightly.

 

Jimin had made up his mind when they were halfway back to his place. Maybe Yoongi could sense Jimin's nerves, because he kept looking at Jimin curiously but didn't say anything. Jimin was only nervous because it had been so long since he'd felt this comfortable around someone else, especially an alpha. And he just wanted everything to be perfect.

"Well, this is me," Jimin said, standing in front of his door. "I had a really nice time."

"Me too," Yoongi said, taking Jimin's hands again. "Next time-"

"Why don't we talk about next time later," Jimin interrupted, taking a step forward. "I kind of just wanna.. Stay in this moment. Do you want to come in, Yoongi?"

Yoongi's eyes blew wide and he visibly gulped. "In? In there?"

"Yeah," Jimin nodded. "For um, for a drink? Or, more?"

That seemed to have the effect Jimin was hoping it would as Yoongi's eyes darkened and he pulled Jimin close. "You don't think this is too soon?" he asked.

"No," Jimin murmured. "I haven't been able to stop thinking about you since the moment I saw you."

"You've been a distraction for me all week," Yoongi whispered, nuzzling his nose against Jimin's. "You are so… so gorgeous Jimin. I feel lucky to just be near you."

Jimin fumbled with his hands to unlock the door to his apartment. The moment the door swung open, Yoongi closed the distance and pressed their lips together. Jimin gasped, stumbling backwards and dragging Yoongi in with him. Kicking the door shut, Jimin wrapped his arms around Yoongi's neck as the kiss deepened.

Knocking into walls through the dark, Jimin dragged Yoongi through the apartment to his bedroom. Their clothes were an afterthought, tossed along the way like breadcrumbs that led to Yoongi pushing Jimin down onto the bed. It had been so long since Jimin had felt another's touch. He gasped as Yoongi's hands ran down his body, his lips tracing over some unknown path that had Jimin melting into the sheets.

Yoongi knew the places Jimin wanted him to touch, knew that Jimin needed more than just something in him, but something to surround him and make him feel precious. Jimin could barely hold on when Yoongi worked his way down, his lips and tongue finding tose sensitive of places to kiss, to lick to stretch. Jimin felt like a rock being tumbled amongst the waves that were pushing and pulling him and he couldn't tell up from down.

Yoongi took his time, drew Jimin's whispers and cries out with his fingers and his words. Jimin hadn't known what to expect with Yoongi, but even if he'd had expectations, Yoongi had exceeded anything Jimin knew. Not just in size (which was a bonus), but in how he eased Jimin open, slid inside him and made sure Jimin was comfortable at every moment. He didn't go too fast or too hard. He didn't take his eyes off of Jimin or neglect him in any need or desire.

Never in his life had Jimin felt so safe, and cared for, even when he was on his hands and knees and Yoongi draped over his back. It was never ending this pleasure he felt as Yoongi stroked him to the edge and pulled him back over and over again. When Jimin did finally tip over, spilling onto the sheets and Yoongi filled the condom while his hips were pressed so tightly against Jimin that Jimin felt the exhaustion wash over him.

He didn't want to move, nor open his eyes, just float in this bliss when Yoongi lowered them down onto the sheets. It was the greatest feeling in the world, after, with Yoongi's knot holding them tight together and his arms around Jimin's waist even tighter. Jimin never wanted it to end.

"I don't know much about dating," Yoongi murmured as he pressed small kisses to Jimin's neck. "But I'd say that was the best date ever."

"Was just thinking that," Jimin hummed, turning his head slightly to look back at him. "You're not going to run out on me now, are you?"

"Of course not," Yoongi shook his head slightly, kissing Jimin's nose. "I really like you Jimin. I want to see where this goes."

"Me too," Jimin said, smiling at him. "I really like you too. It's not fair."

"Nothing in life is fair," Yoongi said, kissing Jimin's cheek. "Especially in a capitalistic society."

Blinking, Jimin pulled his head back slightly. "Is that a comment on my job?"

Yoongi just chuckled and kissed Jimin on the lips. "Of course not. I'm just teasing. I love capitalism."

 

Six months in and Jimin knew that Yoongi was the one for him. It was in the way Yoongi quit his job as Jihyo's teacher so there were no conflicts of interest. It was in how he helped take care of Jimin's daughter without batting an eye. It was how Yoongi always put Jimin first.

The only downside was now Seokjin complained all the time that Jimin had abandoned him for a boyfriend. But then Yoongi introduced Seokjin to his best friend Namjoon and that shut up Seokjin pretty quick.

Jimin wasn't going to bright up mating to Yoongi yet. Even if he knew he and Yoongi were meant to be, he wasn't eager to rush into something until he knew Yoongi wanted it too. He didn't think Yoongi would say no, but that didn't mean Jimin wanted to scare Yoongi off.

But, they talked about the future often, and Jimin couldn't imagine a life without Yoongi in it. Even if Yoongi had lied about loving capitalism, he wouldn't lie about loving Jimin, and for Jimin, that was all he needed.