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"Jimin-ah," Taemin said with a wide smile when he opened the door but his smile faded away as soon as he looked at Jimin's face whose eyes were puffy and anyone could tell that he was crying a few minutes ago.

"What happened Jimin? Is everything okay?" Taemin asked with a worried tone and looked at Jimin with concern evident on his face but Jimin didn't reply and instead hugged him tightly.

"Did Jungkook say anything to you? Tell me I'll fucking cut his throat," Taemin said angrily while holding Jimin close to him.

"No. He didn't," Jimin mumbled in a low voice and snuggled in Taemin's chest.

"Look at me, Jimin," Taemin said and held his face gently with both of his hands making Jimin look at him now, "tell me what happened? Your hyung is here you don't have to be afraid of anyone."

Jimin stood there quietly in his arms and Taemin quickly understood that he was not ready to tell him anything yet so he just gently pulled him inside the apartment.

"Come in first. It's cold outside," Taemin said softly and closed the door behind them.

Taemin took off Jimin's coat and made him sit on the couch before going to the kitchen to get a glass of water for him. He helped Jimin in drinking a few sips of water and then sat close to him while pulling him close to his chest. Jimin sighed with comfort in his hyung's embrace. Taemin was just caressing his hair gently while inhaling his beautiful scent.

"Now tell me what's wrong?" Taemin asked softly when Jimin calmed down a little.

"Hyung do you remember when we were kids, whenever I did something wrong you always used to take all the blame on yourself just to save me from mom and dad?" Jimin uttered in a low tone being caged in Taemin's arms.

"Of course, I remember that," Taemin replied and pecked the top of Jimin's head softly.

"You know because of that I started thinking that no matter what happens you'll always be there to protect me."

"I'm here to protect you, Jimin-ah. I'll always be here for you," Taemin replied on which Jimin leaned a little more in his chest.

"You know when Ahn and those men left the room that night and I was crying there on the cold floor, the first person who came to my mind was you because you're the person I trust the most in the world hyung, even more than dad," Jimin said in a cracky voice and a tear rolled down his cheek.

"Just know that I love you the most in the world," Taemin replied while caressing his back to calm him down.

"Even when dad didn't listen to me, you were there for me. You were always there to hold me no matter what. I don't want to lose you. I don't want to lose my hyung ever," Jimin said and held Taemin's arm like he used to do when he was a kid and wanted his hyung to protect him from everyone on which Taemin looked at him with a soft smile on his face.

"You're never going to lose your hyung, Jimin-ah," Taemin placed a kiss on his cheek gently.

"Promise?" saying that Jimin raised his pinky finger in front of Taemin.

"Promise," Taemin replied and intertwined his finger with him. Jimin just needed that. He wanted someone to comfort him and to tell him that he wasn't alone. His mind was exhausted and he was feeling so tired mentally that he didn't even realize when he fell asleep in Taemin's arms.


"Jungkook, it's Namjoon hyung. Open the door," Namjoon said loudly from outside on which Jungkook stood up from his bed and went to unlock the door. He was lying there on the bed for hours now. No matter how many servants came to call him for anything, he didn't unlock the door and that made Namjoon really worried about him.

"Why weren't you opening the door?" Namjoon asked in an angry tone as soon as Jungkook opened the door and walked into the room with him.

"I wasn't in a mood of talking to anyone," Jungkook replied and threw himself on the bed again. He was trying to avoid Namjoon's gaze and was looking towards the ceiling without paying any attention to what his hyung was saying on which Namjoon quickly understood what happened to him.

"Is everything okay between you and Jimin?" Namjoon asked and sat at the bed close to where Jungkook was lying.

"I don't want to talk about it right now," Jungkook replied and turned towards the other side of the bed and now his back was facing Namjoon.

"Okay, don't tell me. I'll ask Jimin about it," Namjoon said and stood from the bed to leave the room but Jungkook quickly held his hand and stopped him.

"I think Jimin's brother is in love with him and when I told him that he didn't believe me," Jungkook said in a serious tone on which Namjoon looked back at him in surprise.

"You said his brother right?" Namjoon asked with wide eyes being dumbfounded.

"Don't worry. He is not his real brother," Jungkook replied with an unamused face.

"Tell me everything from the start."

"Actually... a few days ago, Jimin's hyung Taemin came to visit him. At first, I felt something strange with his behavior but didn't notice anything that much but then Jimin told me that he is not his biological brother and then I started feeling uncomfortable with their interactions. I don't know how to explain it but the way he looks at Jimin and treats him it's's odd for me hyung. Anybody can tell he is attracted to Jimin but Jimin himself doesn't understand it," Jungkook replied while thinking about Taemin with a frown on his face.

"Are you sure he likes Jimin?" Namjoon asked on which Jungkook looked at him quickly.

"Yes, hyung. Of course, I'm sure about that. Anyone can tell that," Jungkook replied and shrugged his shoulders.

"And what's wrong if he is attracted to Jimin?" Namjoon asked.

"Pardon?" Jungkook asked, clearly not believing that Namjoon said it's okay for Taemin to be attracted to his brother.

"What if he is attracted to Jimin? Did he do anything inappropriate with him in front of you?"

"No, he didn't but..." Jungkook replied and Namjoon cut his words off before he could say anything.

"Now listen to me, Jungkook. Falling in love with someone is not a choice. Nobody wants to fall in love with someone they can't get. Jimin is very good-looking. He is very pretty and kind. And if that boy Taemin knew that Jimin is not his real brother then do you think it's his fault to be attracted to someone who is not even his real brother?"

"But, hyung. He is still Jimin's brother in front of the world," Jungkook replied with wide eyes being surprised that his hyung was taking Taemin's side.

"That's the problem Jungkook. Do you've any idea how frustrating it must be for him to have Jimin close to him all the time but not being able to touch him? He knows that Jimin can literally fall in love with any man in the world but him and he still fell in love with him because it wasn't his choice, Jungkook. And if it wasn't his choice, it isn't his fault either."

"But Jimin didn't trust me. That's what hurt me the most," Jungkook replied and hung his head low on which Namjoon started caressing his back.

"What did he say?" Namjoon asked in a soft tone.

"He said that he trusts his hyung the most in the world. He didn't even listen to me," Jungkook uttered and Namjoon could feel the sadness in his voice.

"Jungkook, it's his hyung we're talking about. And the way you're talking about both of them it's clear that they trust and love each other even if it's not the same from both sides," Namjoon replied and Jungkook sighed when he realized what he had done.

Jungkook understood how hurt Jimin must be when he said all that about his hyung. He was feeling guilty once again. He again broke Jimin's heart and trust.

"Did you really expect Jimin to believe you over a person he is living with since forever? A person who loves him and cares for him that much. He didn't believe you because he trusts his hyung so it's obvious that Taemin never tried to do anything with him and because of that Jimin couldn't believe you. You were just trying to prove him wrong for trusting a person he trusts the most in the world. He must be hurt Jungkook," Namjoon said in a sad tone feeling sorry for Jimin.

"Hyung...what should I do to make everything better?" Jungkook mumbled in a low voice and Namjoon could feel how important Jimin became for him in such a short period of time. It was the first time when Jungkook was looking that vulnerable for someone.

"It was a mistake, Jungkook. Apologize to him. I'm sure he'll forgive you," Namjoon replied with a warm smile on his face and patted the back of Jungkook's head.

"It isn't my first mistake. He forgave me when I didn't even apologize to him the first time," Jungkook replied and heaved a deep sigh.

"What did you do before?" Namjoon asked and gave an I-am-so-done-with-you look to Jungkook.

"I....I tried to kiss him without his consent," Jungkook stuttered, clearly ashamed of telling Namjoon about that incident.

"And you were really expecting Jimin to trust you over his brother?" Namjoon asked in disbelief.

"I don't know what should I do now," Jungkook replied in a frustrating tone and face-palmed himself.

"I guess...just set him free for now. Let him make the choice if he wants to trust you again or not," Namjoon said in a calm tone and Jungkook just looked at him not understanding what he wanted to say.

"What?" Jungkook asked.

"Listen, Jungkook. Sometimes it's just not meant to work out no matter how much you want it to. Sometimes it's better to take a step back and to set them free. Sometimes you just meet the right person at the wrong time and all you can hope is maybe one day you'll run into him again, maybe one day you'll both be ready, maybe one day he'll just know and on that day you both will be good enough to make it work and stay by each other's sides. Just let him make the choice this time. You're not in a position of saying anything right now so just wait if he wants to come back to you and to be with you."

"Okay. I think you're right. I should give him some space," Jungkook said and let out a defeated sigh.

"That would be better," Namjoon said and stood up from the bed to leave the room.

"Patience, my dear, in everything but especially in love," Namjoon said loudly and winked at Jungkook with a smile before leaving the room. Jungkook smiled back a little and stood there thinking about Jimin's face when he left the restaurant crying because of him.

After a few minutes, he sighed heavily and shook his head in frustration. He wanted to take off his mind from the whole situation. He clearly messed up. He knew he was wrong for talking to Jimin about his brother like that. He didn't know how he could make everything right. He just wanted to go to Jimin and apologize to him but he didn't know if that would be the right to do as Jimin clearly told him to give him some space.

'Maybe a few shots will make me feel better' thinking that he took the car keys from the side table of his bed and walked out of the room to go to the club.