A place of every longing judgement from peers you don't even know. Why?
For superiority. People love to step on others and crush them under their foot for a feeling of satisfaction and power.
Which is exactly why one specific boy was scared on entering his first year of highschool.
How will he make friends? Will he get bullied? What about classes?
Jungkook stood in the middle of the hallway with his books in his hand, people rushing around him in a blur.
It was his first day. New school, new teachers, new friends. He didn't know what to do.
He scanned the hallways, looking for friendly faces to make small talk with before classes started.
Everyone, however, was immersed in their own conversations with their own friends.
"Of course they already have friends, they aren't new to the city like me," he mutters to himself.
He was jealous. Jealous that the people around him already had a bond with someone else. A bond that he has been seeking ever since he moved to the city.
He was about to blow off the idea of making friends and just wait until the bell rang but something caught his eye. Or more like someone. Two someones
They were standing at the side of the hallway, making funny faces at each other and laughing together.
Jungkook couldn't help but stare at the odd but intriguing duo.
The taller guy made a funny joke while crossing his eyes which caused the shorter guy to double over in laughter and eventually fall to the floor from laughing too much. The taller guy broke out into laughter too, a boxy smile appearing on his face.
Jungkook unintentionally started smiling, the thought of having a friendship like that driving the warm feeling in his heart.
His smile faltered as soon as the shorter guy looked over and locked eyes with Jungkook. Jungkook had been caught staring.
He quickly turned around and started walking in the other direction, trying to hide his embarrassment.
He was so caught up in his own thoughts that he didn't notice someone walking a little too close to him until it was too late.
The guy shoulder shoved Jungkook, causing Jungkook to stumble and drop his books to the floor. No one paid attention and carried on with their conversations in the busy hallways.
However, the guy that shoved him turned back to help Jungkook pick up his books.
"I'm sorry. So sorry. I was just in a rush and didn't see you there," the guy voices.
"It's fine. You're good," Jungkook reassures him while getting up and brushing off his clothes. He held his books tightly so an incident like that wouldn't occur again.
The guy didn't leave though. He stood in front of Jungkook, not taking his eyes off.
"Is something on my face?" Jungkook asks in embarrassment.
"No," the guy chuckles. "It's just- you look new. Are you a freshman?" He asks.
"Yea, I am," Jungkook answers clearing his throat.
"Oh my God a freshie. I'm a senior. Seokjin. But you can call me Jin," he introduces himself with a smile, extending his hand for Jungkook to shake.
"I'm Jungkook," Jungkook answers warily, completing the handshake. "Umm sorry. But if you're a senior why are you talking to me? A freshman?"
Jin shrugs. "I dunno. You look lost. Plus I have friends in other grades so it doesn't really matter. Speaking of, I saw two of them somewhere here. I'll introduce you!" Jin says excitedly, grabbing Jungkook's arm and dragging him along
Jungkook opened his mouth to protest but by the time his mouth was able to form words, Jin had come to a stop.
"These are my sophomore friends, Tae and Jimin!" Jin says with a big smile, pulling two guys into Jungkook's view.
His eyes go wide. The guys named Jimin and Tae were the guys that Jungkook was caught staring at before.
Jimin's eyes land on Jungkook and a smirk appears on his face. "Ahh, peeper boy. I remember you. You were the one staring at me and Tae before," he chuckles.
"S-sorry. I didn't mean to stare," Jungkook stutters out, trying to defend himself.
"Nah you're good. You're kinda cute," Taehyung laughs, ruffling Jungkook's hair before linking his arm over Jungkook's shoulder.
It caught Jungkook off guard but he didn't say anything.
"I'm not making you uncomfortable am I?" Taehyung asks Jungkook.
"No," Jungkook says truthfully, still clutching his books.
Jimin, Jin, and Taehyung made small talk for 2 minutes, properly introducing themselves and asking Jungkook about how he likes highschool life so far.
Unfortunately the bell rang, cutting their conversation short.
Taehyung unhooks his arm from Jungkook's shoulder.
All of them exchange goodbyes, walking off to go to class.
Jimin, Taehyung, and Jin start walking in one direction while Jungkook walks in the other.
Jimin stops in his tracks and turns around to face Jungkook. "Hey!" He calls out.
Jungkook glances back to the sound of the voice. "Yea?" He calls back.
"Sit with us at lunch," Jimin suggests.
Jungkook fully turns around. "Seriously?" He asks.
"Yes! You can meet the rest of our friends!" Jin answers, face lighting up.
"Umm okay. Thanks. See ya at lunch I guess. Bye," Jungkook answers sheepishly.
"Bye Jungkook!" Tae calls out before he walks off, with Jimin and Jin, laughing at the silly actions of Jin
Jungkook stands there in shock before running off to class so he wouldn't be late.
Even while running, he couldn't help but smile.
The one thing he was fearing the most had already been taken care of.
He found friends.