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Enemies with Benefits

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The small boy hopped around happily on the meadow. He was humming a tune as he looked around, taking in the beautiful scenery that stretched far from him. The meadow was a glorious expanse of grass and meadow flowers, grass rustling gently in the breeze. The petite fragrant daisies with their sunshiny centers grinned at him while a soft breeze ruffled the white petals. The earthy smell of grass and spring filled his nostrils. The pollen-rich smell of flowers made his nose tingle. He took a deep breath and giggled, never having smelled anything so intoxicating. The sky was a dome of cocktail blue, stretching as far as to the forest in the distance, as the young boy could see. Every once a cloud would bounce across the heavens, like a flock of sheep. The boy looked up wistfully and closed his eyes, basking in the glorious rays of sunshine.

The birds sang in their sopranos, creating a symphony, which was a masterpiece in the boy's ears. Along with the chirring grasshoppers, squeaking swallows, whirring dragonflies, and murmuring winds, it was an orchestra, a masterpiece composed by Mother Nature herself. The small boy's senses were in a euphoric state, almost unable to contain his happiness. So a bunny-like grin was plastered across his face.

In the distance, he could hear the chatter of people. Under a tent was a set-up buffet and tables and chairs where older people were chatting happily. There gathered the richest businessmen and women from all over Seoul. It was a small outdoor party where the owners of companies and their families gathered at the beginning of the year to talk business and gossip. He could see his parents, talking to someone. All the men and women looked so serious in there, it scared the small boy. Almost all of them had a glass in their hands, and they took a sip out of the red or yellow liquid every once in a while, amidst their conversations. Everyone was clad in expensive suits and dresses, belonging to brands he couldn't pronounce. He, himself was wearing a black suit, white shirt, and a black bow tie, his feet clad in heavy shoes. He wanted to take them off, but his parents wouldn't let him.

He turned away and he spotted a butterfly lazily flying from one flower to the other. The boy's onyx orbs grew wide in awe and he started to make his way towards the butterfly. Upon sensing a threat, the butterfly flew away, but that didn't stop the boy from chasing it.

He followed the creature but as soon as he came to the small fountain that was in the middle of the grassy field, he stopped, something else gaining his attention. It was another boy, who seemed older than him and was trying to get something off of the surface of the water. The younger boy's eyes lit up with curiosity and he made his way to the other boy. He was dressed in a blue suit and a light pink shirt, with a blue bow tie. His hair was a shade of blond, and it reflected the sunlight, almost creating a beautiful aura around him. The younger stepped towards the older boy. He was usually shy but he decided to speak to the boy who was obviously struggling.

"Hi," The younger boy said. This caused the older boy to look away from the fountain, and at the boy with a smaller frame. Confusion was evident in his eyes.

"Hi" The older finally spoke up. He flashed a smile at the younger, who instantly returned it.

"What are you doing?" The younger was curious.

"Oh, there's a caterpillar in the water and it's going to drown! I'm going to save him" The older sounded almost panicked. The younger boy took a few steps towards the fountain and looked into the crystal clear water. In the water, there was, indeed, a black caterpillar. The boy gasped.

"It's ugly," The young boy said.

This time it was the elder's chance to gasp. "No, it's not! I should save him. Or he'll die!"

The young boy looked around, thinking, and he ran. The older boy was confused. "Hey!" He called. "Where are you going?"

The younger boy picked up a stick and came running back. He offered the stick to the other boy, who took it and nodded, finally understanding the meaning of the younger boy's actions.

With much effort, he took the caterpillar out of the water and placed the sick on the grass. Both boys kneeled beside it, sternly watching the caterpillar. When it started to crawl along the stick, both boys sighed in relief.

"We saved a life! Now we're superheroes!" The older boy said, excitement lacing every word.

"We are?" the younger boy said.


"Yay!" The younger boy exclaimed happily.

"I'm Taehyung by the way. Kim Taehyung. And I'm five and a half years old. What's your name?" The older boy said enthusiastically.

"I'm Jeongguk. Jeon Jeongguk. I'm four years old" The younger boy stated happily and stretched out his hand. The older boy, Taehyung, took it and greeted him.

After that their attention was back on the caterpillar. "I didn't know caterpillars had fur" Jeongguk stated.

"Me neither. I think those might be wings. Maybe it can fly" Taehyung said.

"But why didn't it fly from the water then?"

"Because its wings are wet. Even fairies can't fly when their wings are wet" Taehyung said matter-of-factly.

"Oh, you must be right" Jeongguk agreed. They sat on the edge of the fountain.

Jeongguk looked at Taehyung who was looking around the meadow. He had eyes that glowed a beautiful shade of brown and a skin tone that was rare: a natural tan. There was a mole under his nose and his lips were thin and rosy. They formed a rectangular shape whenever he smiled. Jeongguk's breath was taken away by the pretty boy sitting next to him.

"You're pretty" Jeongguk abruptly said, which made the older boy flick his gaze to Jeongguk.

"Thank you!" He exclaimed. "I think you're p-"His voice was cut off by a feminine voice calling "Taehyung!"

A look of alarm was displayed in Taehyung's features. He stood up and walked towards the source of the voice. Jeongguk followed. Taehyung was met with a woman that looked as if she werein her late twenties. She opened her arms for Taehyung to run to. Taehyung did so, with a smile as bright as the sun itself.

"Mom!" He said as she crouched down to embrace the boy.

"Where have you been? I was searching for you" She said, eyes reflecting her concern.

"I was playing with my new friend" Taehyung exclaimed happily.

It was then Mrs. Kim noticed the other boy behind Taehyung. "Oh! Hello! I'm Taehyung's mother" She said, a warm smile tugging at her lips.

Jeongguk was shy but he bowed and said, "Hello Mrs. Kim, I'm Jeon Jeongguk".

Mrs. Kim's face visibly darkened when she heard the name Jeon . But it was soon replaced by a fake smile that she flashed at Jeongguk. Her attention slipped back to her son. "Little Tiger, didn't you eat anything? Come with me, there are sweets over there. Let's go" She wanted her child away from the other boy.

"No Mom! I want to stay with Jeongguk. Can you bring us something here? Pretty please?" Mrs. Kim took one last look at her son's eager eyes and gave up. She sighed in defeat and told him to stay there until she brought them something.

The two boys smiled at each other and started hopping around the grass and flowers when they heard someone call Jeongguk. Both boys looked to see who it was. They were met with a tall, unpleasant-looking man who seemed to be in his early thirties. He was handsome, but the scowl shadowed the handsome features. Taehyung's heart started to beat faster in fear after looking at the man.

"Dad?" Jeongguk said and walked to the man.

"Who's this?" The man's voice was deep.

"He's my friend! Dad I finally made a friend!" Jeongguk chirped happily.

"What's your name boy?" Jeongguk's father asked.

"Kim Taehyung, sir"

"KIM TAEHYUNG? You devil spawn! You dare speak to my son?!" The man's voice boomed. He then pushed Taehyung away from Jeongguk and the older boy fell backward, on his butt. Which immediately resulted in a sob escaping the boy's lips.

Upon seeing this the younger boy too started wailing. He tried to make his way to his friend but was pulled back harshly.

"Shut it. Boys don't cry" Jeongguk's father's voice was stern which made the smaller boy cry louder.

"Taehyung-ah!" Jeongguk stammered through sobs.

"Get away from him. His family is a bunch of low lives. He's the one I told you about. The one you should kick on the shin if you ever met. And you've become friends with him! I'm ashamed to call you my son” The man said, all the while eying the boy on the ground.

"Taehyung!?" It was Taehyung's mother, who had two pieces of candy in her hands. She dropped them and ran towards her child. She took him in her arms and glared at the man.

"What have you done to my boy?" She demanded.

"I was showing him where he belonged; on the ground" The man sneered.

"Jeon, stay the hell away from my boy. You bastard. I should've expected less from you. You proved yourself of how much of a low life you are by pushing a helpless boy"

The man chuckled dryly. "It was a Kim. I just showed him he doesn't have the right to even talk to a Jeon. Much less befriend one. Son let's get out of here. I'm starting to feel sick in the stomach after interacting with so many Kims." He said and dragged Jeongguk away with him, who was still bawling his eyes out.

Mrs. Kim crouched down and hugged her beloved son, who was crying and watching his former friend being dragged away from him. She tried to calm him down by whispering sweet nothings in his ears, but all he could think of was of his lost friend.

Jeongguk took one last look at his first-ever friend, who he was supposed to consider an enemy from now on, and let his father drag him away. His heart was heavy with sorrow. It was too much for such a pure and little heart to take. So unspeakable words made their way down his cheeks in the form of tears.

The two innocent hearts, pure with happiness and excitement to discover many wonders of this world, knew nothing about the evils that they would have to face. They knew nothing about the sacrifices they had to make for the sake of other people. They were like a lump of clay when they were born and they didn't know of all the ways they would be mauled into an earthen goblet by the society and hatred between families. But for the sake of their families, all they could do was endure the pain in the process of being mauled into a goblet, perfect in everyone's eyes.

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"FUCK! Kim fucking Taehyung! I'm going to kill you. You fucking Aaagh! Oh!  You dumb fag!" Curses and insults were filing out of Jeon Jeongguk's mouth and Kim Taehyung behind him was slightly confused. No, not by the insults. Insults were common between the two boys. But by the fact-

"Dude, I literally have my cock buried in your ass right now. And you're calling me a fag?" Taehyung stopped his thrusting and waited for a witty response from the younger male, who was bent over Taehyung's ebony table in his office, his hands gripping the edges of it.

"Don't try to act smart with me, Kim. Now get the fuck on with your job" Jeongguk snapped, obviously frustrated at the loss of pleasure in his bottom half. And it was getting really uncomfortable for him as Taehyung's dick was just buried in Jeongguk's ass without any movement.

"Not until you apologize for calling me a fag" Taehyung said as he pulled out all the way before slamming it back into Jeongguk. The younger boy mewled.

"Oh for fuck's sake Kim. Just do it. I ain't apologizing to your filthy ass"

"Ok, then, so be it. You ungrateful pigheaded prick" Taehyung started to slowly pull out of Jeongguk. Jeongguk suddenly panicked. He was horny when he came to Taehyung's office that morning. Not having had a good fuck in weeks, the gorgeous Kim Taehyung seemed to draw him towards the older boy like metal towards a magnet.

But it was a bad idea. A very bad idea at that. Because they were sworn rivals since birth. But at the moment, it didn't matter to Jeongguk, because all he needed was a cock, and whom it was attached to, didn't matter.

Taehyung was irritated. "Go fuck yourself then," He said, while he continued to pull out of the younger, teasingly slow. Jeongguk whimpered. "No no! Wait. Stop. I'm a fag too, okay? Now fuck me" Jeongguk said, desperately.

A sly smirk formed on Taehyung's lips. "Needy are we, baby boy?" Taehyung's voice was low and seductive.

"Don't fucking call me that." Jeongguk was gritting his teeth.

Taehyung let out a low chuckle and continued to pound into the younger male. They both grunted and moaned as they were both regaining their high.

"Ugh, you're so tight. When was the last time you got fucked?"

"G -go fuck yourself" Jungkook snapped.

"Fuck, no. I'm currently fucking you" Taehyung responded duh tone.

Taehyung was pounding into Jeongguk at an inhuman speed. Skin slapping noises and their lewd moans were the only sounds that can be heard in Taehyung's huge office.

Taehyung slammed his cock into Jungkook making the younger see stars. Jeongguk felt the need to feel that over and over again. "Oh! Fuck! Oh! Do that again! Oh Yes! Right there! Right there! Harder! Faster!" Jungkook was screaming.

But Taehyung was one freaky little bitch. Why would he take orders from his sworn enemy? After thrusting into Jeongguk's prostate, and enjoying Jeongguk's musical moans, Taehyung slowed down his pace, a smirk creeping up his lips. Jungkook let out a cry of annoyance.

"Faster, you bitch" Jungkook said.

"I don't take orders from you, motherfucker" Taehyung's note was final. He then started thrusting into Jeongguk at a slow pace. Too slow for mostly Jeongguk's liking and also Taehyung's. But Taehyung wanted his rival to suffer. Jeongguk was vulnerable. He couldn't do anything. 

As much as Jeongguk despised being controlled like this, especially by the man who he hated the most, he needed the good fuck. So he groaned in annoyance as Taehyung teased him. The annoyance soon faded away as his body and mind got used to Taehyung's slow pace and started to build up pleasure inside him. In no time, he was a moaning mess again. 

Taehyung's plan was to make Jeongguk suffer, not introduce him to a new kind of pleasure. But the Younger was not suffering at all, he was enjoying it. So Taehyung started to slam into Jeongguk again at a speedy rate. Profanities and lewd moans along with commands to keep hitting his sweet spot were filing out of his mouth. This time Taehyung obeyed. He needed this as much as Jeongguk.

Jeongguk was feeling euphoric, the pleasure had taken over the pain and he was having satisfaction after weeks . He had to admit, Kim Taehyung, the CEO of the Tan Corporation, the fated rival of the Jeon Corporation, was, in fact, like the god of sex. Even though he'd heard rumors of how he's a beast in bed, he never thought he's capable of giving this much sexual satisfaction to another person. As Kim Taehyung, the man Jeongguk hated his whole life, pushed Jeongguk further and further away from his equilibrium, into a void of ecstasy, Jeongguk couldn't hold back his moans. Even though he swore on himself that he wouldn't moan and give the older the satisfaction, he just couldn't keep them in. It was too good.

Precum was leaking from Jeongguk's cock into Taehyung's dark ebony table. The thick white liquid contrasted against the dark surface, almost creating beautiful artwork. Jeongguk knew that he was close. So was Taehyung.

"I'm going to fuck! Cum! O-Oh my god!" Jungkook stammered.

More and more precum was starting to drip out of Jeongguk's leaky cock, creating a masterpiece beneath him on the ebony table. Jeongguk felt Taehyung's hand, which had been gripping Jeongguk's waist to keep him in place, creep up to his cock. Taehyung's long fingers wrapped around Jeongguk's neglected cock, and started to jerk him off. How considerate , Jeongguk thought, never did he even dream his sworn enemy to be considerate of him. But then again, never had he dreamt in his wildest dreams that he would be in a position like this with the CEO of Tan corporations.

Jeongguk was overwhelmed and over-sensitive now. His concentration was at his cock and his ass as Taehyung provided him ecstatic pleasure. It was too much. Black dots danced in front of his eyes. He was sure that he would pass out from the upcoming orgasm. Just as his orgasm was just over the edge of his cock, right before he could release it, Taehyung grabbed the base of Jeongguk's cock, squeezing it, preventing his orgasm.

Jeongguk let out a howl of pain and something else that he couldn't quite process. Black dots kept dancing in front of Jeongguk's eyes. His brain couldn't quite process what was happening. The pleasure was too intense to keep inside his body. He needed release. He felt like he was going to faint. He felt like he was going to blackout and that his legs would give out underneath him. But Taehyung's strong free hand kept him from falling, while Jeongguk was pressed against the table. He was breathing heavily. Taehyung pulled out his cock, leaving the younger whining at the loss of fullness inside him as well as due to the loss of pleasure.

He felt his body try to process his state and try to come down from his failed high. When Jeongguk's state was quite normal, he started boiling in anger. He pushed Taehyung's hand away from his cock and turned to face him. His hands were gripping the table for support, as his legs still felt like they would fail him. He was beyond exhausted.

"What the fuck do you think you're doing?" Jeongguk yelled so loud that Taehyung was sure a few floors above and below them, heard him. Oh wait, the walls were soundproof. Jeongguk can scream all he wants. 

Taehyung chuckled. Jeongguk noticed that he hadn't come either.

"That's what you get for trying to order me around" Taehyung was smirking now.

Jeongguk was beyond outrageous. He felt like he would explode. His face and ears had gone red from the anger. Taehyung, on the other hand, was clearly enjoying the furious Jeongguk, who was still trying to regain his equilibrium. Taehyung slid the condom off his cock and dropped it onto the floor.

"I'm not your bitch, Jeon"

"Neither am I yours, Kim. You don't get to play me, you son of a bitch. You are a disgrace to your family. Your father's probably thinking about handing the company to your brother already, you nitwit. You can't even make a man cum properly, you brain-dead moron. I fucking hate you" Jeongguk yelled.

Taehyung looked unbothered. He was glaring at Jeongguk.

"Well, I hate you too. Now come here and suck me off"

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Hold up. How did these two young rivals, who were always trying to kill each other, who hated each other to the core of their hearts, end up fucking each other's living lights out? Let's find out, shall we?

The Kim family and the Jeon family had been sworn enemies for decades. Their businesses were always competing. They were shoulder to shoulder on everything. So the two corporations were trying to get ahead of one another; Trying to develop their sales, produce new products, attempting new things. So both the Tan Corporation and Jeon Corporation were topping the most yearly earnings charts of Korea. In fact, every year, they ranked first and second place, with the difference of a few hundred dollars. So the oldest of the two families were brought up hating each other to the very core since it would be them who takes over the business in the future. Anytime they meet, they would always start a fight. They were always ready to lunge at each other and rip each other's throats out if they could.

By the age of twenty-three, Taehyung had taken over the business and Jeongguk had taken over his by twenty-three years old. Even though It had already been more than two years since Taehyung had taken over his business and was currently twenty-five years old, Jeongguk had only taken over his family’s business recently. It hadn’t been a year for him. However, managing and working in the position of the CEO wasn’t a new task for either of them, since both of them had been trained for that position for years before they took the position of the CEO. 

It was another normal day for Kim Taehyung. He was in his office peacefully trying to reply to an email. He was waiting for someone. Someone he would rather not see on the face of this earth. But he had no choice. There was an upcoming event organized by the president of South Korea, and as the two companies were ordered, they were supposed to work on a project. Together. Neither of the companies could reject the request. Because neither could risk harming their reputation. So the Jeon Corporation has received a document with information by the president, that both companies were to share, and the CEOs of the two companies were supposed to meet up. Since Jeongguk was supposed to deliver the document anyway and they were supposed to speak about the event in some way, the two young rivals decided to meet up at the headquarters of Tan Corporation.

A while into the meeting, just the two of them, it was awkward. Somehow, the little talk became insults thrown at each other, and then the both of them were lashing at each other. It wasn’t either of their faults that they couldn’t agree on one thing. And at some point, Taehyung said, "Oh yeah, pussy? Bite me!"

It wasn't Taehyung's intention to literally tell Jeongguk to bite him, but the younger boy suddenly leaned in and bit Taehyung's neck. An involuntary moan had escaped Taehyung's lips. 

The other male, who had been sex deprived and sexually frustrated, had been trying to find some release for the past few weeks saw this as an opportunity to finally release his frustration. The hormones that had been singing in his veins, from the moment he saw Taehyung, betrayed him, breaking his every principle, breaking down all his protective walls, as he found himself leaning into his enemy's neck, to leave a bite mark, unable to resist the other's remark of biting.

Taehyung was not bad-looking. At all. Even to Jeongguk's taste, he had to admit that his enemy was drop-dead gorgeous. Jeongguk's raging hormones and the fact that Taehyung was wearing a slim-fit blue dress shirt, with tight-fitting trousers weren't helping at all. At one point in their meeting, before they started cursing at each other, Jeongguk had caught himself staring at Taehyung. The way his biceps flexed through the tight material when he flipped through a document, and how sharp his jaw was. He also couldn't stop his eyes wandering to his thighs and crotch area, where a small glint of where his member lay, could be seen. So basically Jeongguk was staring. Everything about Taehyung was sexually attractive to Jeongguk. It had never been so. All he used to feel towards the older was anger. But at that moment, Taehyung seemed like the most handsome man in the whole world. And also the sexiest. But that was just the lust speaking, right? Right.

Both males were surprised when Jeongguk started to suck and bite Taehyung's neck. But neither of them pushed each other away. Thinking that it was his cue to continue, Jeongguk kept biting the other's neck, leaving red marks on Taehyung's neck that would soon become purple. Taehyung had moaned when the younger sucked his skin and bit his sweet spot, to the surprise of himself. His hand had flown to grab Jeongguk’s arm at one point or the other and his eyes were squeezed shut from pleasure. He wasn’t himself. But Taehyung had been carving for something like this, Just like Jeongguk.

Jeongguk trialed kisses along Taehyung's neck and jaw, finally moving to his lips. After a brief pause, Jeongguk places his lips over Taehyung’s. Just as their lips touched, lust took over their bodies and they started to make out. Their tongues explored each other's mouths in turns as they fought for dominance. Their hardened cocks were pressed against each other and Jeongguk ground himself against Taehyung, and the elder broke the kiss and moaned lewdly. Jeongguk grabbed Taehyung's shirt and ripped it open. Taehyung’s eyebrows furrowed in annoyance for that action but he was glad that none of the buttons broke. Meanwhile, Jeongguk stared in awe at his rival's chest and toned stomach.

"Like what you see, Jeon?” Taehyung was the first to speak after the unbelievable scenario.

Realization of what Jeongguk wanted to do dawned on him. He got off Taehyung and took a step away from him.

Then Taehyung spoke. "What are trying to do Jeongguk?"

Jeongguk didn't know. He wanted to relieve his frustration. But the only body in front of him was his sworn enemy. Jeongguk was beyond aroused at the moment. Fuck his pride. Lust took control over him and he said, "Fuck me, Kim"

Taehyung was star-struck. There he was, sitting in front of the man who he hated the most in this world, almost shirtless and a throbbing cock in his pants. He wondered if he heard the other man correctly. Did Jeon Jeonguuk want him to fuck him? What kind of fucked up fuckery is that? But then again, Taehyung couldn't ignore how well built the man in front of him was. The success of their companies wasn't only because of the talented management of the CEOs and staff, it was also because the two CEOs were hella good-looking.

Taehyung was horny. One quick fuck wouldn't matter. And not only that, Jeongguk seemed so submissive and he was going to bottom. Taehyung just couldn't believe what was happening. He always thought that Jeongguk would be top material, not that he had been thinking if he was going to top or bottom, seemingly he was wrong.

"Okay," Taehyung said casually, trying not to sound too excited.

"What?" Jeongguk said in disbelief.

"I said I'll fuck you. What are you, deaf? Dumbass"

"Oh ok"

Taehyung walked towards Jeongguk. After undressing both of them in a hurry, Taehyung pushed Jeongguk on the table fiercely, on his front. He winced in pain as his lower stomach hit the edge of the table. "Watch it, Kim! I don't want any wounds and scars on my body" Jeongguk snapped.

"Aww, I didn't know you were made of glass, Jeon," Taehyung said cockily.

"Shut your whore mouth and fuck me already. Or are you afraid of topping someone for the first time? And someone way above your standards, at that?"

Taehyung let out a low chuckle. "One thing I've never done is bottom for someone. Nor do I plan to do so. As for you, you're below my standards"

"Ugh stop babbling and fuck me already! If I wasn't this horny, I'll never let your cock anywhere near my ass"

"Same goes for me, bitch" with that said, Taehyung entered Jeongguk without warning, right after he slipped a condom on and lubed it up.

Jeongguk let out a cry of pain. Taehyung didn't wait for the younger boy to adjust and started thrusting mercilessly, leaving Jeongguk screaming from pain. But he soon started enjoying it as he felt pleasure. He did a poor job in concealing his moans as Taehyung thrust into him at an animalistic pace.

And that's how they ended up fucking each other and then trying to kill each other at the edge of their orgasm.

Now Jeongguk was standing in front of Taehyung, bewildered, unsure of what he heard, what he will have to do to relieve his frustration.

"There is no way in hell I'm giving you a blow job" Jeongguk sounded stern.

"Baby boy, do you want to cum or not? Daddy's not going to let baby cum until you suck Daddy off"

"Stop calling me that, shit head"

Taehyung pushed Jeongguk onto his knees. He was met face first with Taehyung's bulbous cock.

"Let your tongue do the magic, slut" Taehyung's voice was demanding. Jeongguk had no strength to defy him. And he wanted to orgasm so badly.

So Jungkook wrapped his hand on Taehyung's shaft and started kissing the vein. His lips moved to the tip and kissed it. He started sucking the pink tip which earned a hiss from Taehyung.

"Stop teasing you filthy bitch" Taehyung's harsh words hit Jeongguk and he started to deep throat Taehyung.

Taehyung wanted to moan so badly, because the younger boy's tongue was, indeed, magic. Jeongguk kept rolling his tongue around Taehyung's cock and hollowed his cheeks, sucking him harder and faster. Taehyung was beyond ecstatic. He was sure that this was what heaven would feel like. Never did he think his lifelong enemy would please him so much. As the only thing the other boy did was annoy him and anger him. The only thoughts that came across Taehyung's mind when he saw Jeongguk anywhere used to be any way of how he wanted to prove himself better than Jeongguk. But now, while that same boy was kneeling in front of him, staring at him with cute doe eyes, his cheeks the color of dawn, while he sucked the life out of Taehyung, all he could muster up was thoughts of how badly he wanted to fuck him, in many different ways.

Another moan escaped Taehyung's lips. This was Jeongguk's intention after all. He wanted his opponent to moan under his touch, accept defeat, wanted him to be the reason Taehyung comes undone. And he did. Taehyung came down Jeongguk's throat without warning, a loud groan of satisfaction escaping his lips.

Jeongguk gulped down half of the hot thick liquid. The other half was still in his mouth. He could taste its saltiness. Anger was boiling inside him. What a humiliation! A Jeon swallowing the seeds of a Kim. If his father knew of this, he'd disown Jeongguk.

Taehyung, on the other hand, was clearly enjoying this. "Oh, what a good boy you are, swallowing Daddy's cum" His tone was laced with mockery. Jeongguk helped himself up from the kneeling position and faced the smirking man. He pushed Taehyung to the sofa nearby so that he was on his back. Jeongguk straddled Taehyung. He brought his mouth to Taehyung's as if to kiss him. And he did. When Taehyung opened his mouth to slip his tongue into Jeongguk's mouth, Jeongguk willingly opened up, whilst pushing the mixture of saliva and remaining cum into Taehyung's mouth. Taehyung was beyond shocked by the act of the younger boy. But swallowed his own cum and Jeongguk's spit anyway.

Even though Jeongguk had found himself straddling the older several times, throughout his childhood, trying to beat the living shit out of him, never had he thought he would find himself straddling this man for very much different reasons.

"What a kinky little bitch you are, Jeon" Taehyung's voice interrupted his trial of thoughts. Jeongguk gasped when Taehyung pulled him towards him and started kissing him roughly. He grabbed Jeongguk's thighs and waist and flipped him over so the younger was beneath him. Jeongguk was too tired to oppose, even though he wanted to ride Taehyung. He let the other boy kiss him and trace his lips and suck on the skin of his neck, chest and toned body. This time he didn't try to suppress his moans. Instead, he let his body react to the pleasure he was receiving. Taehyung had already seen so much. Heard so much. There's no use keeping his true nature in anymore.

Taehyung's skillful mouth traveled along Jeongguk's chest and stomach to his cock. His heart skipped a beat when Taehyung started to suck it, all the while keeping his eyes on Jeongguk. He bobbed his head up and down,




Jeongguk was exultant.

"What a pretty little cock you have, Jeon" Taehyung rasped.

"I don't understand how a seven inch could be little, you moron," Jeongguk said breathlessly. Taehyung had stopped sucking him.

"It's pretty small. Mine is eight" Taehyung responded, as he got up from his position and walked over to his table to grab a condom and lube it up.

Jeonguk groaned.

Taehyung came back and spread Jeongguk's legs wide open. Then he positioned himself at the entrance. He looked at Jeongguk. "Want daddy to fuck you? Hmm?"

"Yes," Jeongguk was impatiently whimpered.

"Beg for it," Taehyung said. Jeongguk couldn't believe what he was hearing.

"Fuck, no" His pride was more important than anything. That's how he'd been taught.

"Okay," Taehyung said casually while kneeling on the sofa, ready to get up. "No dick for you then"

Jeongguk was aghast. His cock was throbbing painfully. And the hormones singing in his veins were doing him no good. He wanted to orgasm so badly. He wanted release. He just didn't want to beg. But he had no choice. Thinking that this whole scenario would stay between them, he decided to set aside his pride just for a second and ask for what he truly wanted.

"Please. Please fuck me" He uttered.

Taehyung's smirk was glorious.

"Anything you want, baby boy" With that Taehyung entered Jeongguk. He sided inside Jeongguk smoothly with the help of strawberry-flavored lube. Within seconds the painful ripping sensation had vanished and was replaced by extraordinary pleasure. Jeongguk was a moaning mess. Taehyung stared at the wonderful boy beneath him. Chaos. A beautiful trauma. Taehyung was feeling so full; even though he was the one giving, not receiving. He was feeling so full emotionally. The boy beneath him was the cause of these emotions. Or simply, Taehyung was in a different stage of euphoria.

He positioned Jeongguk's legs above his shoulders to gain better access. He then slammed into Jeongguk at an animalistic speed, making louder moans erupt from the younger boy. Loud skin-slapping noises echoed through the room.

Jeongguk felt his climax approaching as his pink tip dripped cum. Taehyung, upon seeing this started to jerk Jeongguk off, while still fucking into Jungkook. The pleasure was unbearable for Jeongguk. So he came. His orgasm ripped through his cock. With a loud moan, he came into Taehyung's hand, his own stomach and chest. He came so hard that some of the cum even hit his chin. Taehyung came inside the condom, after a few thrusts.

Taehyung pulled out. And collapsed on top of the younger. Taehyung licked the milky substance off of Jungkook's chin and hummed appreciatively as he tasted it. Both of them were beyond exhausted. But Jeongguk knew that this was the best sex he'd ever had in his life.

Taehyung was Eros, himself.

After regaining his breath, Jeongguk pushed Taehyung off of him. The blond-haired male landed on the cold, tiled floor with a painful groan. Jeongguk quickly got up from the couch and went in search of his clothes. Taehyung also got up to get dressed. The two males got dressed without a single exchange of words. After they were presentable enough, Jeongguk spoke up.

"If you ever utter a single word about what happened I'll fucking kill you myself. Understood?" Jeongguk's voice was vicious.

"Yeah, sure. Don't want anyone to know how you begged for my cock, eh?" Taehyung mocked. Jeongguk scowled.

"Don't worry, dick head. I don't want anyone knowing that I lowered my standards into fucking you either"

And with that, they were back to enemies. Jeongguk hardly had the strength to reply. So he uttered a small "I've had enough of your bullshit for a century" And walked out of Taehyung's office, trying not to limp. He didn't want Taehyung to receive the satisfaction. 

Taehyung was smirking upon seeing this. He was happy. Not only because of how submissive his enemy was during sex but also because of how much he enjoyed the whole act. He was beyond satisfied. To Taehyung's surprise, he felt the need to feel this again someday. But as soon as the thought crossed his mind, he pushed it away. He knew this couldn't happen again. To even start looking at each other in a lustful way was so wrong. Hoping for a second time was, well, more wrong. He had to keep this a secret. For his sake, at least. Because decades-old rivalries between families aren't a joke.

He will control himself.

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~A few days earlier~

Taehyung was standing in front of the massive mirror in his room, admiring his reflection. The sleek black coat he was wearing over the pearl white shirt and his trousers clad his godly physique, making him look simply alluring. The suit was designed by Dior. Designed exclusively for Mr. Kim, the CEO of Tan Corporation. He smiled at himself in the mirror and glanced at the designer from Dior standing next to him.

Taehyung looked perfect but something was off.

"Next one," He said and a herd of servants and designers rushed to his side, undressing him. He was dressed in the next suit; the Gucci one. Its design was different and looked so formal and delicate. It made Taehyung look even more Godly in it, if possible. He turned around and about and admired his reflection. The designer of Dior was now replaced by the designer of Gucci.

While Taehyung was busy arguing with himself if he looked too dazzling for a meeting with the president of South Korea, the door to his room barged open and a blonde-haired, short man entered. Well, at least he was shorter than Taehyung. He had chubby cheeks but if you looked at his side profile, you'll definitely be surprised how sharp his facial features were. His jaw looked like it would cut diamonds. He had plump rosy lips and now, as he walked into Taehyung's room, hurriedly, Taehyung couldn't help but smile at how adorable the shorter man looked.

"Taehyung! We'll get late. Hurry the hell up" He said when he had walked closer to Taehyung.

"Chillax, Chim. We're not late"

"Yes we would be if we don't leave now"

Taehyung sighed in defeat. Chim or Park Jimin was right. Taehyung was busy trying on suit after suit and admiring himself to realize that they were running out of time. Jimin was his assistant, as well as his childhood best friend. They basically grew up together. He was older than Taehyung, only two months but he always played the older brother with Taehyung. And for as long as Taehyung could remember there wasn't a single time where Jimin was wrong about something he had said. He was smart like that.

"Do you think this looks good enough?" Taehyung asked glancing at Jimin's reflection in the mirror, which was staring right back at him. Jimin was wearing a suit too, quite identical to Taehyung's but it wasn't Gucci, some other brand. Jimin too was filthy rich , the way Taehyung would call himself, so he dressed as expensively as Taehyung.

"Yes. You look too perfect even" Jimin sounded impatient.

"What? Then should I-"

"Taehyung!" Jimin said warningly.

"Okay okay let's go," Taehyung said and walked out with the shorter man.

When they finally arrived at the blue house, the residence of the president of South Korea, a few other people had already arrived. Taehyung was greeted immediately by the said businessmen and women. They lined up to shake hands with him. Well, nothing new. Kim Taehyung had a reputation of a celebrity and besides, he was the owner of the company that made the most profits in South Korea. (Well, at least last year it was him. The year before it was Jeon)

In the meeting gathered the owners of the companies that had made the most yearly profits of South Korea. They were technically running South Korea's economy. Which meant only around ten people attended the meeting.

Which meant Jeon Jeongguk, the CEO of the Jeon Corporation would be there too. Oh, what a headache . Taehyung thought as he kept shaking hands with other people, who greeted him and asked him how he was doing, how his parents were doing, things like that, things they didn't really care about and things that they hoped would contribute to maintaining a good relationship with Taehyung.

He noticed that Jeongguk wasn't there yet. The fucker can't even work on time. Taehyung hated Jeon's guts, always coming up with some snarky remark and annoying the fuck out of Taehyung. Taehyung only wanted to come here and grab all the opportunities that would fund his business, but Jeon just had to ruin the whole day with his presence. It was so distracting to Taehyung.

"Kim?" Taehyung heard a honey-smooth voice behind him and he turned only to be met with the figure of Jeon Jeongguk. He too was dressed in a black suit and white shirt but then basically everyone was. Taehyung, having an excessive fashion sense noted that Jeongguk was wearing a Chanel suit. Oh, thank God Taehyung removed his specially designed Chanel suit after deciding that it wasn't for him.

Jeongguk was standing in front of Taehyung staring at him and Taehyung gave him a nonchalant look.

"Didn't expect you to be here" Jeongguk said, smirking.

Is he dumb? Oh my God, he must be. Taehyung suddenly put his hand on his forehead, careful enough not to ruin his hairstyle. "Oh my God!" He said dramatically. "I just got a headache from your daftness. I guess you had always been this dumb. Bet it's in genes . I own the company that makes the biggest income in the country. There wouldn't be a meeting without me"

Jeongguk scoffed. "I've been confronting you so often that your dumbness had probably crept into my brain. This is not good"

"Oh just stop talking. My headache is worsening by every word that comes out of your mouth" Taehyung said, furrowing his eyebrows together as if he's in pain.

"Really? Didn't know I had such an effect on you, Kim. What else? Does your heart flutter every time you see me?" Jeongguk's assistant, Min Yoongi chuckled at that remark of his boss.

"No, it makes me wish my heart would stop beating so I wouldn't have to see your ugly face on this earth anymore"

Jeongguk rolled his eyes. "You look ugly" How basic, Taehyung thought. But that's what Jeongguk was, a basic bitch.

"Really? Wow, that's great! I was trying to look like you today" Taehyung said earning another scoff from Jeongguk.

"Now I have places to be. Don't you have the toilets to clean? I need to go. The president is here" Taehyung said and walked away to his seat, leaving a very angry and scowling Jeongguk behind.

The president explained what the meeting was about: the international conference where Businessmen and women around the world gathered to discuss issues in the industry. The event is held this year in South Korea. The event could be the perfect place to create alliances and expand companies.

Taehyung did his best to listen but Jeongguk, who was sitting next to Taehyung on the long table with the president at the beginning of it, was very distracting. Jeongguk kept leaning forward, examining the documents in the file they were handed earlier. He brushed his tongue over his lips as he read the document. His jaw tensed from time to time, which was sexy. Taehyung gulped. When Jeongguk leaned back on his chair, Taehyung unintendedly looked down. It was then he noticed the bulge in Jeongguk's pants. Taehyung gulped again, feeling himself harden by the minute. What the fuck is wrong with me? He thought. And, how the hell did Jeon pop a boner at a time like this? Taehyung looked away and tried to listen to the President's speech.

"Mr. Kim Taehyung and Mr. Jeon Jeongguk," The president said, startling the boys and making them look at the president.

"Yes, sir?" Both of them answered in unison.

"For this conference, I would like you two to work together. I shall announce you two as the main sponsors of the conference. Take part in organizing the event and do it together"

Both CEOs were too surprised to even answer. Jeon and Kim working together on something? That's out of this world. But neither of them spoke up to refuse the request because as difficult working together on this was, it was a great opportunity for their businesses. Besides no one had the courage or power to turn down the request of the president.

So they both exchanged a frown with each other and nodded.

The celebratory lunch had come to an end and Taehyung made his way to the gents' bathroom. He was minding his own business when he heard heavy breathing from a stall. They were still in the blue house. Who even-

" Ah -"A moans now.

Taehyung furrowed his eyebrows together as he heard moan after moan leave the certain stall. The voice sounded so familiar but Taehyung just couldn't grasp who it was.

And then it clicked. An invisible light bulb lit above his head and Of course! That voice was none other than his fated enemy's. Jeon was jacking off. In the blue house. Residence of the president. A smug smirk played on Taehyung's mouth.

Another moan, and panting. Jeongguk was trying to conceal them obviously but to no avail. They were loud enough. Jeongguk probably didn't know that anyone was out here.

" Ah!"

Taehyung tensed. He was still peeing and he could feel himself growing harder. Was it because of Jeongguk's moans? Well, they were indeed sexy but he's still his rival. And he hated Jeongguk with every cell in his body. Taehyung quickly shook all the thoughts of Jeongguk away and finished his business. He washed his hands and dried them.

" Aaaah! "

Taehyung breathed out. His whole body was tensed. He didn't know it until he was leaning against the sink of the bathroom, throwing his head back, and rubbing himself. Oh, this felt so good. He kept palming himself and he was breathing heavily. Jeongguk's moans continued still. Taehyung found himself a rhythm. When he looked down, he could see his boner unforgivingly standing out and he continued to palm himself. He choked back a moan but the friction against his dick was so pleasurable. It took every ounce of self-control not to moan because Jeongguk's moans and Taehyung's hand was pushing him into ecstasy. He was riding a beautiful high and he was almost persuaded to take the hard package out but then-

His phone started vibrating in his pocket. His fantasies broke down immediately when he saw the caller ID. He answered without saying hello and Jimin's hurried voice telling him that everyone had left and that Taehyung's father had visited his office, could be heard from the other side.

Taehyung figured to himself that he wasn't going to finish what he started so he buttoned up his coat hoping it was enough to cover his bulge, and walked out silently, leaving Jeongguk still moaning.

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~Present time~

Taehyung fumbled around his office rearranging things and cleaning cum stains from different furnishes. The pens, files, and the small figurines that used to have habitat atop his ebony table were scattered everywhere on the table and the floor. There was a drying cum stain on the table. Jeongguk's cum. Taehyung scrunched his nose in disgust and started wiping the table with some wet tissues. The couch he and Jeongguk fucked on was another mess.

That little prick. Doesn't even know how to clean after himself . Taehyung thought as he rearranged his stuff. From the look of the room, anyone can see that he and Jeongguk had had it pretty wild. He smirked at the memory and continued cleaning. He couldn't even call the cleaning staff because everyone knows that he and Jeon were having a meeting earlier and he wasn't even used to cleaning anything in the first place.

He cursed under his breath as he saw the discarded condom on the floor. If an old lady heard his swearing, she'd probably faint. He picked it up and disposed of it in his dustbin after wrapping it in some tissues.

After everything looked normal, he sprayed his Chanel perfume around the table and couch, just in case the place reeked of sex. He settled down on his office chair when everything seemed settled and sighed to himself. He was about to close his eyes for a minute before starting his work again when the door to his room barged open revealing his assistant.

"You look pretty calm for someone who'd just had a forced encounter with his enemy" Jimin said cheerfully, grinning from ear to ear. Taehyung wasn't in the mood for small talk with anyone. He wanted to get angry at the shorter blond but it was literally impossible to get angry at Jimin. His eyes had turned into crescents as now that he was grinning and his cheeks looked so round and squishy.

Taehyung cracked a laugh seeing his best friend so cheerful, his anger and stress caused by Jeongguk now nonexistent.

"It went fine, I guess" Taehyung answered.

Jimin chuckled, hardly believing Taehyung. Nothing ever went well between Taehyung and Jeongguk. Usually if they started talking for more than 20 minutes, an argument would turn into a fight. Jimin was too familiar with these kind of events. "So what did you guys discuss? What's the plan for the conference?" Jimin said, pulling a chair in front of Taehyung's table for him to sit.

That's when Taehyung knew, he fucked up. Like shit, they didn't talk about the conference at all. Well, at least they didn't talk about anything important. They literally started fucking before they could even start a proper discussion and didn't get to plan the conference at all. Ah fuck ... Taehyung closed his eyes shut.

"What?" Jimin said, sensing Taehyung's discomfort.

Taehyung hated lying to Jimin but he can't tell Jimin that he lost his self-control and fucked his enemy. It's not like Taehyung didn't trust Jimin with his secrets but this was beyond shameful. He was so ashamed of himself that he didn't think he could word out the worst thing he'd done in his life. Not even to his best friend.

"We didn't, um..., we didn't get to plan anything much. The fucker started to argue about stupid shit" Taehyung said. Well, it was partially true because if they didn't argue maybe they wouldn't have had sex.

"Dude you guys were in here for like three hours, man," Jimin said in disbelief.

"Yeah yeah I know, man but you know about us. Seriously what was the president thinking? We could never come to agreement on anything. Like, ever" Well, at least they were able to agree that Jeongguk was going to bottom.

"Ok whatever you say, man. I guess I’ll arrange another meeting soon" Jimin said. "By the way, why does it smell weird in here? Like perfume and... something else?"

Taehyung's heart started beating faster. "What do you mean?"

"I don't know, man. Smells weird"

"Heh" Taehyung chuckled. "Probably smells like rat because that Jeon rat was here" He laughed it off.

Jimin shrugged. "Hey by the way, since it's Friday do you want to go clubbing tonight? We didn't have a good fuck in weeks. Since it's been hectically busy. Maybe chug down some beers and cool off a little? And find a good fuck?"

That sounded like a good idea. At least the part about cooling off. He needed that. But he'd just had had a good fuck not twenty minutes ago.

"Not today, Jimin. Beomgyu is coming home today from college for his summer vacation and we're having a family dinner tonight. Sorry I can't come" It was true. Taehyung's younger brother, Beomgyu is coming home today and his mother is all about catching up on him and having some family time.

"Oh it's today? It's fine. I wanted to meet him too. I haven't seen him in a long time" Jimin said.

"You know you're free to join us. You're family too" Taehyung said, smiling.

"I know but nah. You guys should catch up on yourselves. I'll meet him later"

"You sure?"


Taehyung nodded. "Hope you'll be able to smash Min Yoongi tonight then," Taehyung said, smirking.

"Dude, what the fuck? That grandfather? Ew no thanks. I'm straight"

Taehyung laughed. Straight . "He's only 26, dude. Besides putting you and straight in the same sentence is a crime"

"Yeah fucking right" Taehyung laughed at the irony. 

"Fuck off, Tae. I hate him. Besides he works for Jeon. I don't want to be anywhere near anyone who works with Jeon"

"Whatever you say, Chim, but I've seen him looking at your ass"

Jimin rolled his eyes. "Let's stop talking about my ass, please. Will you come tomorrow?"

"Yeah, sure. I do want to cool off a little" Taehyung said.

"Awesome!" That blinding smile again. It seemed to radiate happiness. Taehyung couldn't help but grin in return.

"Chim, I was thinking about going a little early today. Is that fine?"

"Yeah, of course. You don't have any other appointments today"

Taehyung nodded and stood up from his chair. Jimin stood up with him and they were about to walk towards the door. They were chatting and they didn't hear the door open and-

" Oppa!"

A loud squeaky voice screamed making both males look at the source of the sound. Then the loud annoying noise of heels tapping against the hardwood floor was heard as the lady who had entered made her way towards Taehyung. Both males were frozen in place and watched her with wide eyes. Her short, pink dress swayed with every step she took. Pink hairpins decorated her shiny black hair. She swayed her hips as if she was walking down a catwalk. She had tons of makeup on her face and her lips were painted in a bright shade of red. Taehyung thought that it didn't match her outfit. A pink choker was around her neck. Who even wears a pink choker?

She came towards Taehyung and wrapped an arm around Taehyung's torso. Taehyung had to look down to meet her eyes as she was about one and a half heads shorter than him. Her thin lips painted in that disgusting red color, that in no way matched her complexion, thinned furthermore as they curved into a smile. She batted her fake, long eyelashes at him and said " Oppa!" Once again. 

Taehyung visibly tensed. He wanted to scream Cringe alert! but this girl was holding him in place, with her thin arm wrapped around him. He wanted to push her away but he couldn't do that, much less move at all without making her fall.

Taehyung stood frozen in place and at last he found his voice.

"What are you doing here, Miss Kim?" Taehyung tried to act calm as he got hold of the girl's arm and untangled it from his torso. Then he took a step back, hoping to get some fresh air. He was being poisoned by the girl's strong perfume.

"Oppa, shall we go on a date?" She said pouting.

"No, Miss Kim" Taehyung said calmly.

"Tae, stop calling me Miss Kim. And why not?"

"Because we aren't dating, Jennie" Taehyung sounded exhausted. After all that sex with Jeongguk he was tired and he wanted to go home. And Jennie was being a pain in the ass.

Kim Jennie was the sister of Kim Namjoon. Namjoon was a good friend of Taehyung. He was the CEO of RM Corporation. But both their families had been friends for generations. Jennie was an annoying bitch and had been coming after Taehyung since she was sixteen. Taehyung coped with her for the sake of Namjoon and his friendship. It's just that Jennie wasn't his type. 

And she acted cute all the time, doing aegyo, which really wasn’t Taehyung’s type. Besides, all he felt towards her was a brotherly bond. Nothing more, nithing less. 

"But you should take me on a date," Jennie said, pouting.

Taehyung sighed again, trying not to show his anger. It truly had been a shitty week for him and his only form of pleasure had been Jeongguk earlier. Now with Jennie in front of him, talking bullshit, he felt all that exhaust creeping up to him again. He felt exasperated.

He licked his lips and closed his eyes, a gesture he had practiced unconsciously when he's trying to contain his anger. He looked at Jennie dead in the eyes and said," Not today, Jennie. I’m tired and I need to go home” and walked out of the room.

By the time Jimin caught up with Taehyung, he had already reached the lift. "Don't you think you were a little too harsh on her?" Jimin said, a little breathless.

"No. I've been denying her for the past six years. Can't she take a hint that I'm not into her?"

Jimin shrugged. "I don't know, man. It doesn't matter. Just go home and rest up, 'kay?"

Taehyung smiled fondly at the blonde and nodded.

The moment Taehyung stepped into the Kim mansion, he was greeted by the sweet aroma of food being cooked. He smiled and made his way to the kitchen. The closer he got, the more he could hear laughter. He peered into the kitchen and the sight in front of him was a welcoming scenery. His mother, father, and brother were seated around the dining table. His mother was setting the table for dinner.

The first person to notice Taehyung's arrival was Beomgyu. He jumped from his seat and ran to hug him whilst screaming "Tae Hyung!" Taehyung stumbled back a little from the force Beomgyu attacked him with. His little brother's arms were tight around his body. Taehyung hugged him back as tight. "I missed you bro" Taehyung said.

"Ooof! Did you? I didn't miss you at all. Oh my God, you have no idea. I was so peaceful without you. I was able to play overwatch without your constant bickering and I swear college felt like heaven" Beomgyu said and Taehyung rolled his eyes. No matter how much he and Beomgyu bickered and fought, Taehyung missed his little brother. He missed their fights and arguments over the smallest things.

"Son you're just on time. I'm almost done with setting the table. Go and clean yourself and come let's eat" Taehyung's mother said. She had made dinner herself? Even when they had so many servants... Taehyung smiled and nodded in her direction, letting go of Beomgyu and ruffling his hair, and making his way to his bedroom upstairs.

Taehyung always thought that he had the best parents. His parents knew that he was bisexual and they were ok with it. They supported him with his decisions. Whether it be with his life or the company. Taehyung's mother was such a caring lady. She was English. Being in her early fifties now, her beautiful blond hair was turning grey in some places. But Taehyung thought she was still beautiful. Of course she was. She still looked so youthful. Taehyung had inherited her blond hair so he had been blonde his whole life. He never wanted to color it. Yet. His father was Korean. His parents had been a lovely couple for as long as he could remember.

He took a quick shower. It felt like the water was carrying away his exhaust. After finishing he made his way to the kitchen. Taehyung felt so lucky that he was surrounded by so much love.

When Taehyung made his way back to his room he was soaked with sweat. He and Beomgyu had been playing games and fighting for hours and it was almost midnight. He needed to take another shower.

He quickly stripped himself off his clothes and stepped into the shower. The hot droplets of water battered his body and kissed the defined muscles on their way south. He closed his eyes and thrived in the feeling of his exhaust being carried away once again.

He sighed and lathered soap over his body. He tried to think about what he's got to do tomorrow but he just couldn't focus on that. His mind kept wandering to the things that happened earlier that day.

He and Jeongguk fucked. His heart felt heavy every time the scenario crossed his mind. He somehow didn't regret it. And he was surprised that he didn't. Sex with Jeongguk was nothing but amazing. Oh the way Jeongguk's heat felt around his cock was a euphoric feeling. But somehow he felt ashamed of himself that he actually wanted it again.

He shook his head and cleared the thoughts of him fucking Jeongguk. He can't risk getting hard again. Not at this time. Not when his brother is next door.

He quickly finished his shower and stepped out, the towel hanging loosely around his hips. He sat on his king-size bed and grabbed his phone. It was boring as he scrolled through his Instagram and his mind shifted to other places.

Boredom took the best of his weak mind and soon he was imagining Jeongguk on his knees in front of Taehyung, staring at him with big doe eyes, mouth slightly parted revealing his cute bunny teeth. His cheeks were tinted pink. Oh, what a sight.

Jeongguk reached to grab Taehyung's cock and licked the dripping precum. His pink lips wrapped beautifully around Taehyung's cock as he sucked at the tip. He took a few more inches of Taehyung in his mouth and started to bob his head up and down. All the while keeping his eyes on Taehyung's.

Taehyung moaned at the memory and without him knowing, a tent had appeared in his towel. He groaned in annoyance. A boner was the last thing he wanted but he brought this one his own. Now he had to take care of it.

He placed his phone on the bedside table. His towel fell off in the process but he had too little care for that. His door was locked and the lights were dim. So he didn't care for his indecent exposure. He threw himself on his bed. He debated with himself whether or not should he touch himself. But as sinful images of Jeongguk kept flashing across his mind, the more he felt the need to touch himself.

In the end, he let his emotions have the win and shifted to a comfortable spot for him to lay on. His naked body fresh out of the shower was flushed and hot. He fluttered his eyes close and skittered his ghosting fingers across his chest and abdomen. He let his hand move south to the erect mass of flesh that's standing upright against his abdomen.

He took hold of it and his thumb pressed at the tip. A gasp escaped his lips and his eyes fluttered open wide at the jolt of pleasure that surged through his body. He closed his eyes again and imagined the feeling of Jeongguk's tongue against his flushed tip. He kept teasing himself for a while until he wrapped his long fingers around his cock. He imagined Jeongguk's hand and mouth on his cock, the feeling of his breath against Taehyung's shaft when he bobbed his head up and down. The sounds Jeongguk made when he thrust his hips into Jeongguk's mouth, choking him, fucking into his mouth sounded heavenly and Taehyung moaned softly as he moved his hand up and down along his cock at a quick pace.

The more he thought about Jeongguk, the more he was being pushed into a high that he now can't escape. He imagined Jeongguk's tightness and the sounds Jeongguk had made when Taehyung abused his prostate. The way Jeongguk's doe eyes filled with tears and they overflowed with pleasure. The way his body shook with each powerful thrust from Taehyung. The stinging sensation of Jeongguk's nails against his bare back was forgotten by the overwhelming pleasure.

Taehyung let another needy moan slip as he worked his hand along his shaft. He whined and moaned as softly as he could, not wanting anyone to hear him. He was riding a beautiful high and his other hand tugged his hair harshly. He came, white ribbons spurting from his cock, all over his palm and stomach and a broken moan of Jeongguk's name was let out shamelessly.

His heartbeat was erratic and he gasped for breath. In the end of it all, he felt like a high school boy who jerked off thinking about his crush. But he didn't care as his breathing slowed down. Because Jeongguk, oh Jeon Jeongguk was going to be the death of Taehyung.


The room was basked in darkness. The only source of light was the rays of moonlight that flowed through the closed window. And in that silvery light you could see clothes scattered around the very large room. It was quiet for a summer night and it too was so inside the room. Except for the unmistakable sound of heavy inhales and exhales.

The silvery moonlight outlined the figure atop the massive bed inside the room. A boy. Stark naked. But Jeongguk was sure no one could see him. His chest heaved up and down with every deep breath he took. The moonlight reflected off the sheen layer of sweat on Jeongguk's body, and he shone a silver.

The aftermath of the acts that he had involved himself in was visible on his stomach: a pool of white. Jeongguk felt sick after what he had done. And at the result of what he had done. All the ways he had choked out his sworn enemy's name during the act.


He was supposed to feel disgusted in himself and shameful but no. He didn't feel that. He didn't feel disgusted by the cause of drying cum on his abdomen. But he did feel sick with himself for feeling the need to experience what he did with Taehyung earlier that day . Kim Taehyung was going to be the death of Jeongguk.

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Massive crimson neon letters spelling 'Hope Club' were displayed at the end of the narrow dimly lit hallway leading to the entrance of the nightclub. As Taehyung and Jimin walked down the hallway, they could hear loud blaring music from the other side of the entrance. The club is known for being high-end. So usually people who like to throw their money like it's harvested from trees from all over Korea and other countries crowded the place on weekends and Fridays. Be it the VIP rooms, strip clubs, casino, Dance area, you name it, Hope Club had it all. So the place was the most popular nightclub in Seoul.

The first thing Taehyung noticed when he stepped inside the club was excessively loud music and then he noticed the flashy lights of vibrant colors. Then he noticed how smoky the atmosphere was. Taehyung was intoxicated from the smell of smoke but he knew for a fact that the smoke wasn't from cigarettes alone. The place was crowded, like a typical Saturday night, with people aiming to chill out or drown their worries on alcohol and drugs and with people aiming to take somebody home. Not much different from Taehyung and Jimin.

They were soon greeted by a man in a fancy glittery suit and sleek black shoes. His hair, which was a dark shade of brown, but now looked a hot pink under the blinking lights, was done neatly. His handsome facial features were enhanced by his heart-shaped smile. He simply looked expensive. And alluring. Of course, he would. He owned the place. Jung Hoseok was his name.

"Hello! Mr. Kim, Mr. Park. It's been almost two weeks since you visited" He said while shaking their hands.

"Cut the formalities, Hobi, we've been busy in the last few weeks," Jimin said, still gripping Hoseok's hand.

Taehyung and Jimin were considered regulars here since they visited almost every weekend. So Hoseok and they were friends .

"Fine, my friends, hope you'd enjoy! I'll be around if you need me" He said and winked at Jimin, which didn't go unnoticed by Taehyung.

"Looks like someone can get some dick tonight" Taehyung mocked.

Jimin uttered a small Fuck off and went to get himself a drink. Taehyung sat down in one of the empty couches. He grabbed a bottle of vodka and poured some into a glass. He chugged down the whole shot in one go. The sour and vile liquid slipped into Taehyung's mouth, nullifying him, stealing away reality in favor of fantasy. He came to lust after the burn that it left in his throat, it being his only cure to dismiss unwanted thoughts. So he gulped down a few more shots.

"Dude, take it easy, 'kay? I'll be around" Jimin said, concern lacing his every word. He waved at Taehyung and disappeared into the crowd. Probably in search of some poor girl who he'd fuck and leave before the dawn.

Taehyung wasn't alone for long. Two girls whose faces were caked with make-up and their bodies covered in short dresses reached him and sat by either side of him. Taehyung wondered what the use of wearing anything was since the dresses covered so little. I mean, they exposed all the important parts. At least they looked good wearing that. Attractive. It didn't take long for him to understand that they were strippers. 

He had ordered himself a Tequila and he took a sip from it. The girls who were glued to his sides and were now groping his arms and thigh were chattering noisily. If Taehyung couldn’t find someone for that night, he’d take one or two of these girls to a hotel. They were always down to fuck. However, Taehyung preferred other people… These types of girls weren’t really his type, even though they were sexy and hot. They were always too loose for Taehyung's liking. Jeongguk on the other hand...

Taehyung lost interest in what the girls were chattering about. Not that he had any interest in the first place. He looked around looking for another girl, who seemed good enough to be his prey for the night.

His eyes shifted from body to body and his eyes caught a familiar figure. A man, hardly recognizable under different shades of lights. But Taehyung will never be mistaken because of that face, he had grown up hating. It was none other than Jeon Jeongguk.

Taehyung knew he was doomed. The only reason he had agreed to come here with Jimin, ready to sacrifice his Sunday for a hangover was because he needed to get his mind off Jeongguk. He hadn't expected Jeongguk to be here.

The said male was talking to someone. He apparently hadn't noticed Taehyung yet. That's good. But who was he talking to? No, he was flirting. But is that Jackson? 

Jackson was Namjoon's assistant. He and Taehyung had known each other for a while now. Jeongguk was smiling and Jackson had his hand on Jeongguk's waist and he was leaning against a wall. They were too close to Taehyung's liking.

No. Why should he care? Taehyung hated Jeongguk for God's sake. So what if someone else fucks Jeongguk? He doesn't give a fuck. Hell, he was Taehyung's enemy.

Taehyung looked away and took a sip from the blue liquid that was in the glass he held. The girls by him were still chattering and Taehyung decided to at least engage himself in them. He groped the thigh of the brunette beside him and smiled at her. She giggled. Taking pity on the other girl he decided to kiss her neck, all the while rubbing the other girl's thigh. This went on for a while and when he stopped kissing the girl, she straddled Taehyung, probably ready to give him a lap dance. Taehyung was taken by surprise but he let her have her way. The girl started to bounce on his lap, grinding her ass on Taehyung's crotch, which twitched in response. He cursed at himself for responding so fast. But he was stressed and wanted to relieve it. Better make the most of it. He let this go on for a few more minutes but he had already lost interest in it so he looked past the girl, at the dancing crowd.

With no luck, his eyes were locked by Jeongguk's, who was dancing with Jackson but he kept his eyes on Taehyung. Taehyung grabbed the girl's waist as if he was leading her and he could see Jeongguk frowning. Taehyung almost smirked.

The smirked was slapped off his face the moment he saw Jeongguk grinding his ass against Jackson. Jackson pushed himself more against Jeongguk's ass and started to kiss his neck. His hands were on Jeongguk's waist. Taehyung was enraged. He wanted to be where Jackson was. He should be the one Jeongguk was grinding against.

The moment Jackson turned Jeongguk around and placed a kiss on Jeongguk's lips, Taehyung lost it. He pushed off the girl on his lap and threw a few dollar bills in the girls' direction before he marched towards Jeongguk. He was stopped in his tracks because Jackson knew Taehyung. They were friends. No one should know anything close to what happened between him and Jeongguk. If he marched towards them like this, he'll be fucked.

So he disappeared into the crowd. He was watching Jeongguk. Mentally he was screaming at himself, what the fuck are you doing? He knew Jeongguk was no good for him. He knew that there's no turning back if he went near Jeongguk now. He knew he'll lose control over himself and will be a slave of his lust and yet-

Just as Jackson moved away from Jeongguk, probably to get some drinks, Taehyung leaped forward and walked towards Jeongguk. It felt like he was in a haze as he took hold of Jeongguk's wrist and dragged him deeper into the crowd. He kept going until they were on the opposite side of the dance floor.

It was when they had arrived at a less crowded place that Taehyung realized that he was holding his rival's hand. He quickly let go of his hand. He couldn't gather up the courage to look at Jeongguk.

After a good few moments of silence between them, Taehyung sucked it up and turned to face Jeongguk. Because there was no going back now. And Jeongguk stood there, under the lights that changed color from time to time. His pale skin was lit by them and changed color accordingly. His brown locks stickled to his forehead from sweat. He looked sweaty and his skin glowed under the lights. His eyes were staring right back at Taehyung, curious and challenging. He had round doe-like eyes. They shone like stars in the lights of the club. In other words, Jeongguk looked mesmerizing. Jeongguk's eyes seemed to capture Taehyung's gaze with no intention of letting go and they were silently having a staring competition.

"What are you staring at?" Taehyung was awakened from his trance by Jeongguk's annoying voice.

Taehyung felt tongue-tied but he managed to answer anyways. "I don't know. Something ugly" Taehyung lied. But it was the first thing he could think of after remembering the person standing in front of him was his enemy. God, it must've been the biggest lie of his life. Because Jeongguk looked beautiful.

Jeongguk scoffed. "Bitch I ain't no mirror"

Taehyung rolled his eyes. 

"Why the fuck did you drag me here, Kim? I was having a good time with Jackson. Fuck, he's probably searching for me now. If you've got to say something, spit it out. You look like a kitty trying to throw up a furball. You legit ruined my chance to get some good dick tonight. Didn't have any good ones for weeks " Jeongguk spat.

Weeks? Taehyung just fucked him this Friday. Does Jeongguk really think Jackson is better in bed than Taehyung?

Anger surged through Taehyung and he wasn't thinking when he pushed Jeongguk against a wall and trapped him with his hands on either side of Jeongguk. Jeongguk gasped when his back hit the wall harshly.

Their faces were inches apart and when Jeongguk focused on Taehyung's eyes all he could see was fire. Was that anger? Or lust?

"You think he can fuck you better than me?" Taehyung growled lowly in Jeongguk's ear, making him tremble.

"Huh, baby boy? Did I not fuck you hard enough days ago? Now you go around begging for dick like a bitch?" Taehyung spat and pressed his whole body against Jeongguk. Jeongguk’s breath hitches visibly and his mouth fell open, small sighs escaping his cherry lips. Taehyung licked his lips at the sight and he pressed his knee between Jeongguk’s legs.

Jeongguk let out a choked noise, eyes fluttering close shut. Taehyung could feel Jeongguk’s boner against his knee so he removed his knee and pressed his whole body against Jeongguk so he could feel Taehyung’s hard cock. When Jeongguk’s eyes sprang open once again, Taehyung knew he had accomplished his mission. 

Jeongguk was too lost in the feeling of their clothed cocks rubbing together, even though neither of them was really moving, Taehyung could say because he didn’t counter an insult at Taehyung. He completely ignored or forgot to reply because he was too indulged in the pleasure. However, they stared at each other and Jeongguk seemed to slowly break off from his haze. But Taehyung wanted to keep him engaged so he rolled his hips, earning another gasp from Jeongguk.

Jeongguk, on the other hand, was completely done for. Whatever Taehyung was doing, it was working on him. He bit his lip, trying to conceal his moans. He was half-hard already. If Taehyung continued he'd have a raging boner in his tight pants in seconds. He wanted to push Taehyung away and tell him to fuck off but no. Because when Taehyung rolled his hips again, their clothed hard-ons pressing against each other, Jeongguk closed his eyes tight. A flood of emotions that he had tried to suppress for the last two days drowned him. Images of Taehyung fucking him senseless flashed across his closed eyelids. He longed for Taehyung's touch, just like he had for the last two days. And now, he knew that he was done for.

He opened his eyes. He was met with Taehyung's dark orbs, now darkened with lust. Unmistakably so. There was no softness in them as Taehyung's eyes often had. A fire was burning in them. Jeongguk found them compelling.

"Fuck you" Jeongguk spat. His body ached for Taehyung's touch. Desperately. So one more time wouldn't matter...

His body was ahead of his mind. He felt himself leaning into Taehyung's face, which was inches apart, and brushed his lips against Taehyung’s. Jeongguk pressed a little more, and Taehyung took the hint and followed Jeongguk's movements. Within seconds they were making out. Taehyung sucked on Jeongguk's tongue and the younger whimpered. Their teeth crashed briefly and within what felt like minutes the kiss turned wild. It was as if they had starved for weeks and now had finally caught their prey and they were practically devouring each other. Their hands were all over each other's bodies.

When they finally broke free due to the lack of oxygen they found themselves staring at each other. Jeongguk still pressed against a wall and Taehyung still pressed his whole body against Jeongguk.

It was Taehyung who spoke up first. He sounded a little breathless.

"Hotel. Now"

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The ride to the nearest hotel was silent and bit awkward. Taehyung drove his car and Jeongguk sat in the front seat, fumbling with his fingers. The nearest hotel happened to be one of Jeon's. Taehyung wanted to disagree on spending time in a place that belonged to the Jeon's but decided against the idea of finding another place as he had no patience left.

Jeongguk had to gather up what's left of his self-control to restrain himself from touching Taehyung- or himself, or jumping to straddle Taehyung. He didn't want to appear as desperate, weak, and pathetic in front of his enemy, more than he already was. 

Taehyung, too, in his half-drunken state was able to control himself from doing anything stupid and prove how desperate he was to fuck Jeongguk.

As soon as the elevator doors closed, Taehyung threw all of his self-control and pride out of the window and slammed Jeongguk against the back of the elevator. Before Jeongguk could react or process what's happening, Taehyung captured Jeongguk's lips in a hungry kiss.

They fought for dominance as their tongues crashed and when Jeongguk reached to touch Taehyung, he pinned Jeongguk's hands above his head. With one hand holding Jeongguk's hands and the other on his waist. Taehyung bit Jeongguk's bottom lip and dragged it with his teeth. Jeongguk gasped, not from pain but from arousal that's spreading through his body in waves.

When the elevator finally came to a halt, Taehyung dragged Jeongguk by his wrist to their room. The moment the door closed behind them, he pressed Jeongguk against the door and captured Jeongguk's lips in another lust-driven kiss.

Seriously, what's with Taehyung and pushing Jeongguk against surfaces? But Jeongguk couldn't help but find it hot.

They lusted after their lips as if they were fighting for the last drop of water. Their hands roamed each other's bodies. Taehyung's hands fumbled on Jeongguk's shirt buttons and the shirt was gone, tossed somewhere.

Taehyung's hands pressed to the back of Jeongguk's thighs and Jeongguk jumped, wrapping his legs around the older boy's waist as he picked him up. It was as if they'd been doing this for years, they has undeniable physical chemistry.

Taehyung walked to the bed and placed Jeongguk in it delicately. Jeongguk didn't expect Taehyung to be so gentle with him.

Jeongguk sat up when Taehyung knelt on the bed and started to take off his shirt. Jeongguk fumbled to undo Taehyung's belt and took it off and placed it on the bed. Taehyung's pants and boxers were off and was thrown somewhere. Taehyung dragged Jeongguk's jeans off his in one swift go along with his boxers. Jeongguk's dick, hard and wet with pre-cum stood against his stomach. Taehyung admired Jeongguk's naked body from above. 

Jeongguk cheeks heated up in embarassmant and wanted to cover himself but decided against it when Taehyung leaned down and started kissing his neck. He bit and sucked on the pale skin right above Jeongguk’s collarbone and when he drew away, a dark red blemish was appearing. The right side of his neck had red and light purple blotches appearing and Taehyung smiled proudly at his work.

He prepped kisses along Jeongguk's chest, stopping at his erect nipples to swirl his tongue around them a few times. He bit the peachy bud and a cry of pain and pleasure escaped Jeongguk's mouth. His hips jolted up unintentionally and collided with Taehyung's hips, as Taehyung continued to abuse his nipples. But he was glad to find himself some friction.

Taehyung was feeling ecstatic to explore Jeongguk's body like this. Because last time he didn't get a chance to do as he pleased. So he took his time to explore the soft skin delicately wrapped around the tight muscles of Jeongguk's abdomen, with his teeth lips, and tongue.

Jeongguk, on the other hand, was a moaning and whining mess. When Taehyung finally came to the grand prize, he couldn't ignore the leaking, flushed cock.

Taehyung got up to retrieve a packet of lube and a few condoms from his trouser pockets, leaving Jeongguk whining after him due to the sudden lack of attention. When Taehyung returned, he took a generous amount of lube to his fingers and spread Jeongguk's legs, and knelt between his bent knees. Jeongguk closed his eyes, readying himself for what's about to come next. But seconds passed, nothing came.

When Jeongguk opened his eyes, he saw Taehyung staring down at his body. "Ngh-ah!" Jeongguk whimpered, unable to form recognizable speech from the state he's in now.

Taehyung looked at Jeongguk. He looked beautiful. His pale body was now littered with hickeys and bite marks. His cheeks were flushed red, eyes half-lidded, pretty peachy lips swollen and parted, small pants escaping them. His pretty cock was leaking, droplets of white dripped down his member and trialed down to his plucked hole, moistening it. He looked so wrecked but Taehyung was just getting started.

Taehyung smirked. He loved that he was the reason behind Jeongguk looking like this.

"Knowing that I'm watching you makes you excited, huh?" Taehyungwas smirking. Jeongguk wanted to slap the smirk off his face, no, kiss it off his face.

"No!" But his body confirmed his word as lies in every way possible.

Taehyung snickered. "I'm going to fuck you so hard you won't be able to walk after this" Taehyung growled lowly.

His words turned Jeongguk on more, if possible.

Taehyung reached Jeongguk's cock and started stroking and Jeongguk threw his head back, his hips thrusting up to meet Taehyung's hand. His hand was soon replaced by wetness and when Jeongguk looked down, Taehyung's lips were wrapped beautifully around his cock as he sucked on it. Taehyung's eyes were wide and dark as he watched Jeongguk. He bobbed his head up and down, earning moans and whimpers from Jeongguk.

Soon he felt a finger circle his rim. He gasped when Taehyung jabbed a lubed finger in and started thrusting in and out, all the while sucking Jeongguk off. Two fingers, then three entered him and was brushing his velvety walls, stretching him open.

Jeongguk moaned so loud, trying to contain the pleasure he was receiving. Jeongguk couldn't help but notice how different this time was because last time they were cursing at each other and it had been... violent . But now as Taehyung pleasured him, he felt like the man had many sides to him and Jeongguk was nowhere near discovering all of them.

"I'm gonna-ngh-come-ah!"

Jeongguk thought Taehyung would pull off of him but no. He kept Jeongguk's tip against his tongue as he came and didn't think twice about swallowing his cum.

If Taehyung said that he wasn't surprised by his own actions, he'd be lying. Two days ago if someone told him that he'd be swallowing a Jeon's semen, he'd laugh in said person's face and would've bought the company that person was working for and fired the person. But now he didn't care. He wanted to please Jeongguk and that's exactly what he did. He put aside his pride, family, job and focused on the beautiful man breathing heavily under him, trying to come down from his high.

Taehyung was only 25 years old. Young and impulsive. He needed to act his age for once. Needed a break from acting as the CEO of a big company for once.

Taehyung kissed Jeongguk on the lips and the younger boy kissed back weakly, a few whimpers escaping his lips due to sensitivity. He was still breathing heavily so until he comes down from his high, Taehyung planted soft kisses on the boy’s body. He savored the taste of Jeongguk and watched the way red blossom3d under his touches. When Jeongguk tugged his back up and kissed him back with wordless desperation, he knew Jeongguk was finally back on earth. 

"Ready to get something better than fingers?" Taehyung's voice was liquid sex. Jeongguk's flaccid member twitched and started to harden in response.

Jeongguk nodded eagerly.

Taehyung hummed. His voice seemed to have dropped an octave when he spoke next. "Look at you, begging for my cock like the little slut you are"

Jeongguk groaned at the words and his cock twitched again.

Taehyung wore the condom and aligned himself with Jeongguk's entrance. He slowly pushed in and Jeongguk trembled as the feeling of something much bigger than three fingers entering him, ripping him open.

"Taking my cock so well, huh, my slut?"

My Slut

He gripped Taehyung's biceps that were on either side of him and dug his nails in trying to contain the pain. Taehyung kept pushing in until he completely bottomed out. He stayed like that for a while for Jeongguk to adjust.

When Jeongguk signaled him to move, he started with a shallow series of thrusts.

"Faster" Jeongguk wanted more.

Taehyung quickened his pace and with every powerful thrust, waves of pleasure shot Jeongguk’s body. Taehyung moved Jeongguk's legs above his shoulders and gripped his waist tight and started thrusting from a new angle. The thrusts became faster and more powerful and Jeongguk screamed in ecstasy when Taehyung repeatedly abused his prostate.

Taehyung moaned with each thrust and his thrusts soon became erratic. A sinful symphony of moans, deep breaths, and sick, wet squelching sounds filled the room. They moved in sync as if they've known each other's bodies for a lifetime.

They came, Jeongguk's cock spurting white ribbons on his stomach and Taehyung filled the condom. Waves of exhaustion crashed on them and Taehyung pulled out and landed next to Jeongguk on the bed.

For a few minutes, the only sound that could be heard was their heavy breathing. Taehyung had closed his eyes. He opened them when he heard shuffling next to him. He was met by Jeongguk sitting up on the bed staring at Taehyung. Taehyung stared back at him. His body was littered with red blotched and his waist had marks of Taehyung's hands on them. They lay next to each other on the bed for what felt like hours, trying to control their breathing and trying to come down from the utter bliss. Jeongguk sat up wafter what felt like an eternity and looked calm and collected when as he stared; when he uttered the next words:


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A dead silence had fallen between them. Both men were frozen in their position and their stares fixated on each other unwaveringly.

Jeon Jeongguk was sitting on the edge of the bed, legs crossed under him and admiring the dark brown irises of Kim Taehyung who had propped himself on his elbows now. Jeongguk's eyes seemed to pierce through him as his gaze was too intense and demanding.

Taehyung, on the other hand, was trying to process what he just heard. Jeongguk, his enemy, his rival, who Taehyung had just fucked was asking for a second round.

No, not asking. Demanding .

I mean, it wouldn't be strange at all if the person suggesting another round was not his enemy. I mean they weren't even supposed to meet and talk to each other like this, much less fuck. But all the wrongness of the situation aside, Taehyung was already considering it. Because despite how exhausted he felt moments before Jeongguk had said the word, another good fuck was worth it. That sinful body that seemed to suck him in every time they were together like this, was worth it.

Taehyung chuckled, shattering the deafening silence.

"Again? Your ass would literally break if it hadn't already" Taehyung mocked.

Jeongguk rolled his eyes. "You really believe you're that big?"

"Bitch my dick should come with a choking hazard " Taehyung stated.

"Isn't that the sign small objects have?" Jeongguk asked.

Taehyung glared at Jeongguk. "Fuck you"

"Gladly," Jeongguk said and climbed on top of Taehyung. His ass was pressed to Taehyung's dick, which was already hard. "Now are you going to fuck me or not?"

Taehyung smirked. "Needy are we, baby boy?"

Jeongguk didn't reply. Instead, he rolled his hips once earning a moan from Taehyung, and leaned down to kiss him.

Taehyung was more than happy to return it with the same intimacy. Jeongguk sucked on his bottom lip and rolled his hips again. Their crotches rubbed together causing both of them to gasp into each other's mouths. They continued devouring each other's mouths in a lust-driven state.

Taehyung's hands roamed on Jeongguk's back, he loved the way Jeongguk's back muscles flexed under his hands, each time he moved.

Jeongguk broke the kiss and started attacking his neck with kisses. He trailed kisses down his neck and chest leaving red marks along the way. It was only fair that Jeongguk gets to mark Taehyung up after he marked Jeongguk.

Much to Jeongguk's brief surprise, Taehyung let him do as he pleased. He didn't push Jeongguk away or try to take control like Jeongguk expected him to. He just kept panting hard every time Jeongguk's plump lips and teeth made contact with the pale fabric of his skin. So Jeongguk took advantage of the situation and kept leaving marks on the already irritated skin.

Taehyung was trying his best to not moan from Jeongguk's sweet torture. The process had been going on for a while and Taehyung was painfully hard against his stomach. He needed something more than Jeongguk's lips on his upper body. Jeongguk was avoiding the good parts purposefully. It irritated Taehyung. He had had enough of Jeongguk's torture.

"Enough" He growled making Jeongguk look up.

Jeongguk's doe eyes were met with dark brown ones, pooled with lust. Taehyung wasted no time dragging Jeongguk up and capturing his lips in a kiss.

"Get on me, baby boy" Taehyung muttered between kisses.

Jeongguk drew away then and sat up. He tore open a condom packet with his teeth and took out the elastic material. After making sure Taehyung's eyes were fixated on his work, he placed the condom on his tip. When he leaned down, Taehyung was confused about what the younger was up to until Jeongguk started unrolling the sheath down Taehyung's dick with his teeth alone.

"Fuck" Taehyung swore, seeing Jeongguk literally trying to blow his mind- and his dick without even touching him.

After successfully unrolling the condom and nearly making Taehyung milk himself, he looked down at his work and smirked proudly as if he just sculptured some Greek God. Then he hoisted himself up and took Taehyung's member in one hand. He slowly lowered himself until Taehyung's tip was pressed against his puckered hole. He gasped at the contact. He pressed down and felt Taehyung's dick ease into him slowly and smoothly. An involuntary moan escaped Taehyung's mouth as he felt Jeongguk's heat welcoming him. He had taken hold of Jeongguk's hips as he lowered himself on Taehyung. He gasped as Taehyung's tip slid upon a bundle of nerves. He kept easing himself down with Taehyung's support until he completely bottomed out, making both Taehyung and Jeongguk gasp and moan.

Jeongguk stayed still for a few seconds, still breathing heavily. Even though both of them hated to admit it, they needed to adjust for a few moments. A few long seconds passed between them as they shared silence tainted by heavy breathing.

"Whenever you're ready, baby" Taehyung's voice was smooth like a snake.

Jeongguk opened his eyes and nodded. He hoisted his hips and lowered himself down again. Both males groaned as Jeongguk repeated the process until he was fucking himself on Taehyung's dick.

"Jesus Fucking Christ" Jeongguk allowed himself.

Jeongguk was seeing stars every time he lowered himself, proof of his prostate being abused. He threw his head back and kept riding Taehyung and oh how long had he been waiting for this moment... To ride Taehyung like this, to watch him get ruined as Jeongguk fucked himself on his enemy, to feel his nails digging into Jeongguk's hips as he helped Jeongguk to ride him. Oh, Jeongguk's fantasies were coming true.

"Didn't know you had a Jesus kink" Taehyung's comment almost went unheard for Jeongguk but he was too busy lost in pleasure to reply to Taehyung's joke.

Jeongguk's thighs were starting to hurt so he unconsciously slowed down the pace. He was more than surprised when out of nowhere long fingers wrapped themselves around his throat tightly. He was pulled down and Taehyung started thrusting upwards, fucking into him. Jeongguk wanted to protest but he didn't exactly have a choice because if he kept going, the pace would only slow down more.

The hand around his throat was making it hard for him to inhale but the burn felt oh so good. Taehyung kept choking him as his climax was approaching. Jeongguk wasn't aware of the choking kink he had until now.

"Gggh- c-ca-" Jeongguk found himself unable to form identifiable speech for the hand around his neck was crushing his pipes.

But Taehyung understood him and started to jerk Jeongguk off. The stimulation was too much for Jeongguk to handle so he came all over Taehyung's hand and stomach. Taehyung followed soon after.

The hand around his neck loosened. Jeongguk let himself fall into the space beside Taehyung, feeling like he was about to pass out from the exhaust that crashed upon him like a thousand bricks. But he felt great, the sex was simply great. Better than anything he'd done with anyone before; beyond this world.

Their panting turned into heavy breathing and then it was soundless in the room. It must have been minutes after, ten or twenty minutes later, Taehyung was closing his eyes again when he felt Jeongguk was sitting up. He opened his eyes and his sight was met by Jeongguk limping with pained noises escaping him as he hurried to the bathroom.

Taehyung guessed Jeongguk wasn't the person to cuddle after sex. A few minutes later Jeongguk stumbled out of the bathroom, a towel loose around his bruised hips. He wordlessly limped around the hotel room in search of his clothes, letting out a small "ow!" every time he walked too fast. Then he wordlessly got dressed, turning away from Taehyung. Then he wordlessly walked up to the door.

"Wait!" Taehyung had now sat up, still naked and cum-covered. Jeongguk stopped in his tracks. "Where are you going?"

"None of your business" Jeongguk said monotonously.

"What?" Taehyung was confused. How could he leave like that? As if nothing happened between them? Like they didn't just have sex? Twice? "Does this mean nothing to you?" he gestured around him frantically; at the mess of a bed that he was currently sprawled naked across.

Jeongguk shrugged. "Not really"

Taehyung ignored the pang of hurt he felt in his chest. "But we just had sex"

"So what? It's just a one-night stand. People do that every day. This means nothing" Jeongguk said.

Taehyung knew he was being childish, pressing further on the matter. Jeongguk was right. But still... "But-"

"Taehyung" Jeongguk warned.

Taehyung couldn't help but notice that this was the first time in a very long while the younger boy had called him by his real name. Taehyung. It was always Kim or some insult. But the small amount of joy he felt was quickly drowned by Jeongguk's next words; hurt overtaking him again.

"What just happened was a mistake. And we both know why it was so. It should remain a mistake. I know I wanted this so badly and I have no self-control. And- and I can't believe that this was the second time this happened. I regret this, okay? You should too. No matter how much we wanted it. This-this will not happen again. You know the consequences if we get found out. I should be hating you, Taehyung" Taehyung felt Jeongguk's voice break. Then without another word, Jeongguk was gone.

The noise of the door banging shut was loud and unforgiving. The silence that followed was suffocating.

Taehyung found himself staring at the ceiling after Jeongguk was gone. He was drowning in his thoughts, feeling remorse. The cum on his stomach was drying and it was plain disgusting. But he couldn't focus on that. Jeongguk's words kept playing in his head over and over again like a broken record.

I regret this

It was a mistake

Taehyung knew this. He had accepted it. Jeongguk was nothing but right. This mustn't happen again. Taehyung won't let it happen, he thought.


But what is this pain in his chest that makes him feel so uneasy?

It was almost six in the morning when Jeongguk arrived at his house. The bodyguard who had picked him up from the hotel rushed to open the front door of the Jeon mansion for him. He weakly stumbled inside. Exhausted both physically and mentally, all he needed now was a good night's sleep. Wait, it was morning.

He was exhausted physically from all the sex and dancing and mentally exhausted after fighting with himself about how he should never sleep with Taehyung again, on the ride back home. He had to gather up a lot of strength to leave Taehyung like that and to tell him what he said. The bitter truth. It was painful.

But then again it was only sex. A natural human urge that his twenty-three old self was trying to satisfy. He kept telling himself this over and over again for the last thirty or so minutes that he was accustomed to it. He believed it. But he felt drained.

He didn't have any kind of feelings towards Taehyung. No. But he was just ashamed that what happened had to happen. The guilt was eating up on him worse than the last time, knowing he made the same mistake twice.

What's the worst thing he could do than sleeping with his enemy? Doing it twice. So the argument between his heart and mind had been a catastrophe.

Well, maybe, just maybe a minute part of him felt a pang of hurt leaving Taehyung with that broken expression on his face. But that part can be ignored. He is Jeongguk's enemy that he hates anyway. And he knew Taehyung hated him too.

The bodyguard locked the door behind him and walked past him, probably to his quarters, leaving Jeongguk in his privacy. He walked to the living room, dimly lit. A pang of pain shot up his lower regions with every step he took, a reminder of his wrongdoings a few hours prior.

He tried to ignore it his best as he made it to the grand staircase leading to the rooms of the owners of the house. He gripped the railway and started to make his way upstairs but he was stopped in his tracks.

The figure descending the stairway was one he had seen too often in the household. However, her attire was what Jeongguk found unnerving. A woman, who was in her early thirties, wearing a silk robe, the front open revealing her lacy bra and panties was coming down the stairs.

Jeongguk tried to look away from the unwanted scenery but failed as she stopped right in front of him. She made no effort to cover her almost-naked body and it disgusted Jeongguk.

"Jeongguk" Her voice was sweet like candy. But it was the kind that you felt like throwing up after having a taste, for it's way too sweet.

He looked up to meet her eyes. "What?" He said, irritation too evident in his voice.

She smiled sweetly. "That's no way to talk to your stepmother"

Jeongguk laughed humorlessly. Stepmother? Who the fuck does she think she is? She's nothing more than a gold-digging slut.

Youngae, she was called. A doll-like face that anyone would fall for and a body that would make a gay man straight. She was his father's mistress. Or more like fuck toy because that's all she'll ever be. Besides she was more than 15 years younger than his father.

Jeongguk's mother and father weren't divorced. They still lived together to show off to the outside world that they are living a perfect marriage and family life. But they were living their own lives. His mother knew about Youngae, but there were no further discussions about the matter in the household. Maybe because his mother was exhausted after so many fights leading to the same result: heartbreak and his father calling his mother a jealous bitch because he gets a better pussy than hers .

His mother currently had gone on a vacation with her friends so the other woman resided here for the time being.

He ignored her and walked past her only to be stopped by a thundering voice "Where have you been?" It was his father; the only man he truly feared in this world.

Jeongguk looked up to meet his father's figure that was at the top of the stairs, a pajama suit cladding his body.

"Out" Jeongguk started climbing the steps.

"Who were you with?"

"No one"

"Don't lie to me, son"

"Does it matter? She was a Nobody"

Jeongguk's father seemed to relax at that and Jeongguk thought that his father was going to let him go until-

"Did you meet that Kim girl?"

Kim Jennie. His father had been wanting Jeongguk to meet her and start a relationship with her. As if it was that easy.

"No, Father"

"What the fuck are you doing then?" His father growled. Making Jeongguk tense up. "How many times should I tell you to take her out on a date? Sleep with her and do something so she won't be able to leave you. Even her father thinks you're a good boy. I should be planning your marriage now if you knew how to do shit the way you're told for once in your life"

Jeongguk was standing a few steps down from where his father was standing. He kept his gaze on the ground, too scared to look up.

"For fuck's sake, boy, get her before that Kim Dog Shit gets her. He's trying to fuck her too. The Kims are trying to marry off their son to the girl as well"

This made Jeongguk look up at him. " What?"

" You heard me, boy. We can't lose to them"

Jeongguk shouldn't be surprised by this. Jennie's family was rich. Marrying her would not only give them more fame and popularity but also would mean their company has a second backbone, in case something goes wrong. Besides, Jennie is a model. She's famous. Marrying her would be like bonus bonus bonus .

Jeongguk kind of pitied her. It seemed like she was just an object in everyone's eyes to gain money and fame. Jeongguk knew Jennie from childhood, mainly because his company and RM Corporation had been close for a long time. Jennie was nice. She's beautiful, sweet, always polite, a good girl. But she's known to be annoying and stubborn. He and Jennie weren't friends or anything. But somehow he couldn't help but pity her.

On the other hand, Jeongguk couldn't help but notice the pang he felt in his chest at his father's words about Kim. Jeongguk couldn't quite decipher what it meant. Was it jealousy? Possessiveness?  All he knew was he wasn't supposed to feel that. He shouldn't feel anything at all when it came to Taehyung. Well, except hate. He's supposed to hate Taehyung.

Jeongguk nodded and gathered up the courage to walk past his father. At last, when he reached his room, he ripped off his clothes and ran to the bathroom. He probably smelled like Taehyung and he felt the need to rub off any fragment that reminded him of his rival.

But with every breath he took the only essence he could feel entering his nostrils was Taehyung's smell. The way he smelled after sex, his sweat, his perfume, his-

The way his hands caressed his body and the way his fingertips brushed him like feathers. The way his full lips marked their territory.

The way they kissed so passionately like they were lovers. The way it felt so natural even though Jeongguk wasn't a fan of kissing his one-night stands. The way their mouths fit so perfectly as if they were made for each other. And the way he wanted to kiss Taehyung for hours on end just to savor the flavor of Taehyung.

As unwanted thought after thought crossed his mind, he scrubbed himself more frantically and shook his head like a madman to sway away from the thoughts of Taehyung. He stopped abruptly, after realizing he's just acting insane.

He dried himself, finally managing to distract himself from thoughts of Taehyung. He came to face the mirror and took a glance at his naked self. He gaped at the man before him.

His whole body was littered with marks, red and purple blotches, and his hips, blemishes in the shape of hands were tattooed to his skin. He sucked in a breath, memories of the amazing night he'd had flooding back to him.

He looked away, anger flaring his whole body. Anger, directed towards himself and only him. He felt disgusted in himself. He felt guilty. A small part of him was relieved he got to fool his father into thinking he fucked a girl. Another part telling him everything's still fine.

The flood of emotions blended together weighing him down and he felt like dropping to the bathroom floor. Instead, he gripped the marble sink and felt a hot tear trail down his cold cheek.

His life sucked. It always had, having to pretend to be something he's not. The weight of a Company on his shoulders since he was 21 and now Taehyung. Jeongguk couldn't figure out what category Taehyung belonged to. The category which made his life a living hell or the one that included small escapes from the normal everyday hellish life.

A few hours ago he seemed like a great euphoric escape but now he seemed to be a cause that's making Jeongguk's life more of a hell than it already is.

Either way, all he knew was that Taehyung shouldn't be a part of his life at all. Whether be it for the better or worse.

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A sweet aroma filled Jeongguk's nostrils and made his stomach grumble angrily as he made his way towards the source of the intoxicating smell of pancakes being cooked. He hurriedly sat at the kitchen table that was already set up with pancakes, toast, jams, and butter. He gulped down a few pancakes while checking his email. He was running late.

"Jeonggukkie" A feminine voice made Jeongguk look up from his phone screen. He saw his aunt sitting on the kitchen stool across from him. Jeongguk flashed a smile at her.

"Good morning, Aunt Mina," Jeongguk said.

"Good morning. Eat slowly or you'll choke" She said and reached to ruffle his hair.

"Aunty! Don't screw up my hairstyle. And I'm going to be late. I need to hurry"

"Aigoo you child, who's going to say anything if you run late? You own the place" Aunt Mina said.

"But Aunty!"

"No buts. Here have another toast" She said, placing a toast on Jeongguk's plate.

Aunt Mina or Jeon Mina is Jeongguk's father's older sister. She wasn’t married so she lived with Jeongguk. She was now in her late forties. Jeongguk knew that she was really beautiful when she was younger and there's no way she couldn't have not found a man for her. All Jeongguk knew was years before he was born, when his aunt was arranged to be married to this guy, he had broken off the engagement a few days before the wedding. Which had made his Aunt depressed and faced a mental trauma that she had to go to therapy for three years straight because her condition wasn't improving. Apparently, she had really loved the guy she was going to marry. But the guy had ditched Aunt Mina for money.

She could've owned their family business but when Jeongguk's grandfather passed away, Aunt Mina had still been in therapy. Not having been in the right mentality, her father had written the company to Jeongguk's father's name.

Jeongguk didn't know much but it hurt him that his sweet aunt had to go through such a catastrophe. His aunt had refused to marry anyone else after the incident.

When Jeongguk's parents fought and both of them completely ignored Jeongguk's presence when he was a kid and when the going was hard, it was his aunt that had always been there, comforting him, singing to him, calming him down. His aunt did what his mother was supposed to do for him. Even now, she acted like she was his mother.

Jeongguk smiled at his aunt now, spreading some jam on his toast, and Aunt Mina grinned in return. Her eyes wrinkled at the corners as she did.

It had been a week since his encounter with Taehyung. He didn't see him anywhere after that night, so it was easier for him to keep his mind off of Taehyung. But he knew that he couldn't ignore Taehyung forever. They had to gather sometime soon to discuss the sponsorship. But when they do, he'll have to be ready to control himself and only see Taehyung as his enemy.

"Are you going to meet that Kim anytime soon?" Jeongguk's trial of thoughts was disturbed be Aunt Min. He hoped she couldn't read his mind or anything.

"Why?" Jeongguk said, after swallowing a bite.

"I heard the meeting didn't go as planned last time," Mina said.

Jeongguk almost choked on the food that he had just put in his mouth. " What? " Jeongguk croaked out.

"You told me that you needed to meet with him again because you couldn't plan anything with him last time"

"Ah yes," Jeongguk visibly relaxed.

"Bet he's really hard to work with. He must be such an unprincipled man just like his uncle" Aunt Mina sounded bitter.

Jeongguk furrowed his eyebrows together in confusion. "His uncle?"

"Oh yeah. Never mind that. I mean his whole family is filled with ungrateful and treacherous people" Aunt Mina let out a chuckled.

Jeongguk nodded, not really understanding why she's calling Taehyung's family treacherous. But then again, why wouldn't she? The Jeons hated the Kims.

Lately, it had crossed Jeongguk's mind that Jeongguk didn't really know anything about Taehyung. In his life of 23 years, he had only talked with Taehyung a handful of times. Other than the fact that the older boy was really annoying to talk with and any conversation led to an argument, Jeongguk didn't really have any other reasons to hate him.

Sure, he hated that Taehyung is smart sometimes. He hated how he was able to compete with Jeongguk in different situations and win. He hated how arrogant he is sometimes. He hated how sharp his mouth was, his ability to come up with a comeback almost instantly. He really hated Taehyung's mouth. That mouth that sucked Jeongguk off a week ago. He hated Taehyung's perky ass. He hated-

Wait, what?

Did Jeongguk really think that Taehyung's ass was perky? Eww, Jeongguk, gross. You hate him.

Before he could pop a boner at seven in the morning, and in front of his aunt, who's like a mother to him, he quickly took a few sips from his orange juice and bid goodbye to her, and left.

On the ride to his office, his mind was yet again occupied with thoughts of Taehyung. Come to think of it, Jeongguk didn't have any personal grudge against Taehyung at all. He was brought up hating the name of Kim. The Kim family is a bunch of low-lives who'd grab any chance to destroy Jeon Corporation , that's what he'd been taught.

These thoughts had never crossed Jeongguk's mind up until now. He wondered what it would be like to be friends with Kim Taehyung.

No, that's a ridiculous thought. His family wouldn't tell him to stay away from The Kim's without a reason, right? Right. Besides, the reason that they were the biggest two corporations of Korea who were competing all the time was a good enough reason to think of Kim as a rival. An enemy. 

He shook away any useless thoughts of Taehyung that had been crossing his mind for the last week every time before they went too far. Maybe he was just horny and was making excuses so he could think about Taehyung in any way. As much he dreaded himself for it, he can't just dismiss the feeling in his gut that'd yearn for another night with Taehyung. He had been controlling himself for the last week. Refusing to touch himself (except that one time he just had to do it) in thoughts about Taehyung. Mainly because anytime he got turned on after memories began to flood his mind of the night they'd had, he'd remember the work he's supposed to do. And that was such a turn-off. So the previous week hadn't been as unmanageable as it seemed.

Jeongguk let out a deep exhale now, watching the road in front of him as the driver drove as fast as he can to get Jeongguk to the office. He was late already. Deciding he had wasted enough time thinking about someone as useless and irrelevant as Kim, he unlocked his phone to check his mail so he would do something productive. Because thinking about Kim would only be productive to his dick and nothing else. 

"What did you say?" Jeongguk almost shouted, anger coursing through his whole being.

The man clad in a neat black suit sighed. He had platinum blond dyed hair and a round face. He was handsome, Jeongguk had acknowledged, but also he was cute. He had cheeks that looked so squishy and eyes like a cat's. He was smart. His eyes gave it off. He is always controlled and composed and knew how to deal with Jeongguk's bullshit. Probably because the said man and he had been friends since high school.

Min Yoongi, Jeongguk's assistant.

"You have Golf tomorrow at three in the evening with President Moon and Kim" Yoongi repeated himself.

Jeongguk pinched the skin between his eyes and let out an exasperated sigh.

"Why Kim?" Jeongguk asked after having seemingly calmed down.

"Well if I was President Moon I would tell you. But unfortunately, I'm not and nor am I capable of telepathy" Yoongi said in a melancholic voice.

Jeongguk sighed, again. This shit was stressing him out. One more week. Just one was what he needed to stop the unneeded thoughts of Taehyung that cross his mind from time to time. He was not ready to meet Taehyung tomorrow.

God knows what he might do if he lost his self-control. It's just, every time he's anywhere near Taehyung, he felt weird. Like something about Taehyung seemed to draw Jeongguk towards him. He first realized this at the meeting with the President at the Blue House. That time he shamelessly jacked off in the Blue House bathroom. He had been so, so frustrated and Kim sitting next to him looking freshly carved out of heavens didn’t help at all. He couldn’t help himself when he rushed to the bathrooms and got himself off quickly. 

The memories of the scenario made him cringe. Hopefully, no one knows what he did.

Maybe it was Taehyung's cockiness he found hot. Maybe it was his mere presence. The man was such an arrogant asshole and he angered Jeongguk so fucking much. Thinking about him alone frustrated him in so many ways. Some good, some bad.

He had been trying to suppress thoughts of Taehyung for the last week and if he had another week, he'd be able to control himself in front of his enemy. He was giving himself a 75% success rate. He was planning on meeting Taehyung the next week but tomorrow was too soon. He swore the President had the worst timing.

Jeongguk cursed out loud.

"What's the problem?" Yoongi said, he had sat down in front of Jeongguk, and they were at eye level now. "You don't have anything in your schedule tomorrow after lunch, except for reviewing the documents about our new product"

"I don't want to see Kim" Jeongguk whispered.

"Well, that's understandable. But you can't deny the request made by-"

"Yes yes, I know that, Yoongi. I don't have a choice but to go" Jeongguk snapped.

"Hey, Gguk" Yoongi's voice was soft, caring. When Jeongguk looked up to meet his eyes, he saw that Yoongi's eyes had the same softness of his voice. And the warm hand that reached and lovingly caressed Jeongguk's shoulder made him relax against it. He felt comfortable.

This wasn't Jeongguk's assistant Yoongi. This was Jeongguk's best friend Yoongi. The man who had been with him through thick and thin. The man who had given his shoulder for Jeongguk to cry on several times. This was the man who had told him that it's okay when he came out to his friends as gay. This was the man who made Jeongguk throw away the razor that had often slit his wrists open because his home felt like a living hell to him.

Jeongguk was broken. And Yoongi had always been there to glue him back together. People like Yoongi were rare finds in one’s life. Jeongguk looked at Yoongi's brown orbs now. He smiled.

"I'll go. It's fine" Jeongguk whispered.

"Are you sure everything's alright?" Yoongi wasn't a fool. He knew Jeongguk. He must've figured out there's something Jeongguk's not telling him.

Jeongguk nodded. "Yeah"

No matter what the two had been through, this wasn't something he can say out loud. Not even to the person he considered himself closest to. Because in this case, Jeongguk wouldn't be the only one who'll get affected. Besides what he'd done, what he'd thought of doing, what he wants, isn't something he could be able to say out loud.

"It'll be fine," Yoongi said. Jeongguk wanted to believe him.

But oh how wrong Yoongi was. 

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By the time Jeongguk reached the Golf Club, Taehyung had already arrived. Jeongguk wasn't surprised. Because Taehyung was never ever late. Late wasn't in his vocabulary. He liked to show other people how perfect he was. In every way possible.

Even now, sitting at one of the tables with a glass of some juice, wearing a white polo shirt tucked in white shorts, one leg over the other in a carefree manner and leaning against the backrest of his chair, his golden locks swaying lightly in the breeze, he looked so perfect. Like he was crafted fresh out of the heavens.

The place was deserted, having been closed that day due to reservations made by the president. It was a perfect sunny day and it wasn't too hot outside, as it was three in the evening. It was a perfect day and time to play golf.

Jeongguk tried not to think too much about how gorgeous Taehyung looked as he and Yoongi made their way towards Taehyung. He was readying himself to talk with Taehyung, if he needed to, without stammering.

Next to Taehyung was his assistant, Jimin, wearing a black T-shirt and black tight jeans. Both men turned to look at Jeongguk and Yoongi as they closed up on them. Taehyung eyed Jeongguk head to toe as he walked making Jeongguk's ego jump into battery-saving mode. Jeongguk couldn't figure out whether Taehyung was silently but obviously checking Jeongguk out or if he's just mocking his mere presence.

"Late, as always, Jeon," Taehyung said when Jeongguk was within earshot.

Jeongguk stood in front of Taehyung. "Here, I found your nose. It was in my business" Jeongguk said. "I'm not late, Kim, I'm on time. Besides Mr. Moon isn't even here yet"

"He came already. Just admit you're late" Taehyung sounded bored.

Jeongguk's eyes widened. "Really?"

"Are you going to stand there blocking the sunlight? Like can you move? I don't like the smell of burning plastic"

"What the fuck?"

Taehyung chuckled and stood up, coming to stand in front of Jeongguk. "Are you going to change and get ready or not? You're really wasting our time"

"Kiss my ass" Jeongguk muttered with a roll of eyes. Taehyung was standing so close to him and was staring at Jeongguk intensely.

"Would you like me to use tongue?" Taehyung whispered.

Jeongguk blushed scarlet. "W-what?"

"What?" Taehyung was no longer meeting Jeongguk's eyes but was he imagining it? Was Taehyung blushing too?

"Mr. Jeon!" A cheerful voice made the two men break apart from their growing awkwardness. President Moon had come to their rescue.

"We were waiting for you," Mr. Moon said enthusiastically, extending his hand.

Jeongguk bowed and took his hand, shaking it. "Mr. Moon, I'm sorry if I'm late. Sorry to keep you waiting" Jeongguk said.

"Oh no! Not at all! You were just on time. But it seems Mr. Kim was here for a while"

Jeongguk nodded. "I should get changed. Excuse me" He bowed and took his leave.

By around 5.30 in the evening, they had finished up the game. The president quickly changed and took his leave as soon as it ended, leaving Jeongguk and Taehyung to shower and change.

The two hadn't talked at all during the game. Except for a word or two. President Moon knew about how their families weren't really friendly but he kept up the conversation with both of them. With a few questions of how the summit planning was going, to which the two young men lied through wide smiles, everything went smoothly.

However, what made Jeongguk uneasy was Taehyung. Jeongguk kept stealing glances at him during the whole game and once or twice he had caught Taehyung's gaze on him too. Jeongguk decided to ignore it.

Now in a shower stall, he hurriedly took a shower, determined to exit the place as soon as possible and before Kim gets out of his shower. Jeongguk really didn't want to be alone in a confined space with Taehyung. And not at all naked.

He wrapped a towel around his waist and stepped out. Relief washed over him as he heard a shower still running a few cubicles away. He might be able to get dressed and leave before Taehyung does.

He made his way to the locker where he kept his clothes, seeped into a changing stall, and closed the curtain. The damn place had curtains, not doors.

Jeongguk had managed to control himself throughout the day with Kim. He felt proud of himself. He didn't think he would be able to do it because Taehyung in that fit looked like a snack. He had to summon all his willpower to not jump at Taehyung and eat him or something the moment the two males had stepped into the changing room. He was proud that he was able to look away and not drool when Taehyung took his shirt off. He was doing great today.

He was drying himself when he heard it. Footsteps. Wet and slow. Closing up on the stall he was in.

Why was Jeongguk even panicking? Taehyung is probably looking for a stall to change in. Jeongguk thought he was being ridiculous, feeling anxious for no describable feeling. So he kept on drying himself.

What he didn't realize was the footsteps pausing in front of his stall.

The curtain flew open, revealing a very naked Jeongguk. Jeongguk screamed. He legit screamed like some preschool girl and struggled to cover his dignity with the towel in his hands. His heart was thumping in his throat.

"What the fuck, Kim?!" Jeongguk yelled.

Taehyung stood in front of Jeongguk, face blank as he stared Jeongguk up and down. Taehyung himself was dripping wet. Blond locks were glued to his face and droplets of water trickled down his face. His body was on another level. Slightly toned torso glistened with water, under the lights. Droplets of water kissed down his soft muscles and paused at every slight curve of his body until they continued their route to the towel hanging loosely around his hips. Taehyung had a beautiful tan. Jeongguk was drooling as he checked Taehyung out.

Standing in front of Jeongguk in all his half-naked glory, Taehyung looked godly. Jeongguk wanted to eat him. Lick the beads of water off of his body.

Jeongguk willed himself not to look past his waist but Jeongguk was already hard. He couldn't help himself when his eyes darted south only to be met with a tent in the middle of Taehyung's towel.

Jeongguk gulped.

Taehyung took two steps towards Jeongguk and Jeongguk backed away and then he realized he couldn't. Behind him was the mirror. He was trapped. Taehyung closed the curtain behind him and kept advancing towards Jeongguk until their bodies were pressed against each other.

Taehyung's arms were on either side of Jeongguk, pressed against the mirror, trapping him. Jeongguk felt his enemy's hot breath fan his ear.

"I missed you, baby boy" Taehyung's voice was a few octaves deeper than usual. Shivers ran down Jeongguk's body and made their way straight to his dick as he heard Taehyung growl in his ear. Jeongguk felt like he'd do anything the other man told him to do. Taehyung's voice was authoritative and dominant. He closed his eyes, letting himself grow hard. It was only a matter of time until Taehyung feels Jeongguk's neediness.

It was happening. What he tried to prevent was happening. He was losing control. If Jeongguk had the slightest bit of self-control, he would tell Taehyung to get off of him. But he couldn't. Why would he? He wanted this too. He didn't want to back off.

He just couldn't understand why he'd dismiss all his principles and morals in front of Kim Taehyung. It was as if the man's mere presence demanded Jeongguk to lose himself. And Jeongguk was too weak to defy him. Because he knew, even though he'd never admit it, he had been dreaming of doing everything that's happening now.

Jeongguk mewled when Taehyung's hand reached and squeezed his ass. The towel he was holding between them fell on the floor, leaving Jeongguk naked and vulnerable under Taehyung's hungry gaze.

Taehyung smirked. He backed away a single step from Jeongguk. "Watching you play was the hardest thing to do," he rasped. "And look what you did to me" Taehyung's hand came to the front of his towel and he palmed himself over it.

Jeongguk sucked in a breath as he watched the erotic scene of his enemy pleasuring himself in front of him. Jeongguk wanted to touch Taehyung too. Hell, he wanted to touch himself .

"Can you take care of this problem that you caused?"

Jeongguk gulped. Yes, he could. He wanted to. It felt so natural when he stepped towards Taehyung and knelt in front of him. He was in a haze.

Everything was falling down around him. His ego. His hopes. His morals. But new hopes were blooming. The only thing in his mind now was pleasuring Taehyung. Oh, how he'd craved to touch Taehyung throughout the previous week.

"What a good boy," Taehyung said. Jeongguk looked up at him with doe eyes darkened with hunger and lust.

Jeongguk pulled down Taehyung's towel and threw it away. He was almost slapped in the face by Taehyung's member springing free. He stared hungrily at the red and flushed member standing tall and proud in front of him, begging to be touched.

He took hold of Taehyung's base and started stroking it up and down. Then he placed his lips at the tip of Taehyung's dick and sucked it, which made Taehyung hiss. Jeongguk started to bob his head up and down and started taking more and more of Taehyung in his mouth. He kept his eyes on Taehyung all the while, watching him get destroyed by Jeongguk’s mouth alone.

Taehyung dug his hand into Jeongguk's brown locks and tugged at them, leading him up and down his shaft. Taehyung moaned as he watched Jeongguk on his knees before him, lips wet and wrapped beautifully around his dick as he sucked him off eagerly.

Taehyung caressed his thumb over Jeongguk's bottom lip, a smile tugging at his lips. Taehyung had been dreaming of this moment. Touching himself as his mind created heavenly imageries in his head. A week. No matter how his work had kept him occupied, a small part of his mind was occupied with Jeongguk. And it felt like torture not being able to touch Jeongguk. Which had made him visit untouchable boundaries and call the president to arrange a game of golf. He had given in to his unspeakable desires that easily.

It felt euphoric upon seeing Jeongguk, who said something like this can't and won't happen again, sucking Taehyung off eagerly as if his life depended on it. It was as if Jeongguk had also wanted this as much as Taehyung. Taehyung only hoped that was the case.

Jeongguk became the reason Taehyung came undone. The younger waited as Taehyung pumped his cum into Jeongguk's mouth and swallowed the hot thick liquid as if he had been starving for days.

Taehyung had a euphoric grin plastered to his face. "Oh what a good boy you are"

Jeongguk continued to stare up at Taehyung with doe eyes, still on his knees. His lips were red and swollen. Abused. His dick was fully hard and leaking.

Taehyung caressed Jeongguk's head fondly. Jeongguk reached to touch himself, his dick had been abandoned for too long. Just as he was about to do so, "Stop", a deep voice said.

Jeongguk found Taehyung no longer smiling. Jeongguk was pulled up and slammed into the mirror. Jeongguk whimpered as the cold surface came in contact with his front.

Taehyung was behind him. “Wanna fuck you” He rasped into Jeongguk’s ear, making his whole body shiver. A small whimper escaped him. 

"Suck," Taehyung said and pushed two fingers into Jeongguk's mouth. Jeongguk eagerly took them in and started coating saliva on them. Taehyung watched his reflection in the mirror all the while Jeongguk sucked. When they were wet enough Taehyung pulled out the dripping digits and pushed one inside Jeongguk.

Jeongguk whimpered as he felt the intrusion to his tight hole. It's been a whole week and it kind of hurt. Taehyung pushed until two knuckles deep and started pumping him. His hole was soon intruded by another long digit. Taehyung pumped him in and out and when they were deep enough, they brushed over a small lump that had Jeongguk moaning loudly. Taehyung kept brushing his fingers over the bundle of nerves and Jeongguk kept on moaning and moaning. He couldn't hold himself back, he was on cloud nine.

"Did you touch yourself thinking about me?" Taehyung's breath was hot in his ear.

"Ye-yes" Jeongguk felt himself say.

"What a filthy slut you are, Hmm?" Taehyung growled.

Jeongguk moaned in response.

Jeongguk was on the edge. Only a few more thrusts, he'll come. But before he could, Taehyung pulled out his fingers. Jeongguk whined at the loss of pleasure.

Jeongguk waited for Taehyung's dick to enter him but-

"Shit" Taehyung cursed.

Jeongguk's eyes fluttered open. "What?" Jeongguk's voice was hoarse.

"I don't have a condom"


Oh no

This can't be happening. No no no . Jeongguk needed to cum. He was too far gone to stop now. He faced Taehyung. And Taehyung stared back at him, silently asking him a question.

"Are you clean?" Jeongguk said.

"Of course I'm clean. Are you?"

"Yeah. Got a medical report a few weeks ago" Jeongguk said.

"Okay, then. Is that okay? Are you sure about this?" Taehyung said. 

Jeongguk nodded. “Yeah” He needed it.

"Turn around" Taehyung ordered. Jeongguk complied.

Jeongguk was met yet again with the cool surface of the mirror. He pressed himself to it. Behind him, he heard Taehyung stroking himself a few times and wetting his palm and stroking himself again. Taehyung parted Jeongguk's cheeks and pushed in. Jeongguk gasped. This was his first time doing it without lube, and he felt like he was being ripped open.

By the time he had pushed all of him in, both of them were panting.

"Tell me when you're ready," Taehyung said.

Even though this was the fifth time Jeongguk was taking Taehyung, it felt like he'd never be able to adjust to how big Taehyung was.

"Okay" Jeongguk replied shakily.

Then Taehyung pulled out a bit and pushed in again. There was too much friction with the absence of lube and Jeongguk wasn't feeling any pleasure yet.

Taehyung kept thrusting in and out of him and after a while, it was starting to feel good again. Taehyung’s cock was now sliding in and out smoothly as Jeongguk’s walls had lubed up from all the pre-cum. His body had adjusted to Taehyung’s girth.

When Jeongguk’s moans became higher pitched, signaling how he was finally feeling pleasure, Taehyung took hold of his hips and sped up the thrusts. That was when Taehyung hit Jeongguk's sweet spot head-on, making Jeongguk let out a howl of pleasure. His hands fisted on the mirror, having nothing to grab onto. His eyes were rolling to the back of his head.

Jeongguk moaned and moaned. The mirror was fogging up and he could see himself in it. His palms were pressed to it. His face was flushed and his mouth slightly parted, moans and pants escaping him. He watched his face bear that erotic expression. He looked so good getting fucked.

Then he darted his eyes to the reflection of the man behind him. Only to see those dark orbs staring right back at him.

"You like seeing yourself get fucked?" Taehyung asked but Jeongguk was too carried away to answer him. But yes, he did. Seeing himself and Taehyung behind him, fucking him eagerly turned Jeongguk on so much more than he would ever admit.

Taehyung's thrusts sped up and he was pounding into Jeongguk at an animalistic pace. Jeongguk watched Taehyung, lost in pleasure, chasing his high, fucking Jeongguk.

Fuck, did he look hot.

The two of them chased their highs, moaning and grunting, like dogs in rut, lost in each other, using each other’s bodies to find their release. 

"A-ah!" Jeongguk moaned out. He was too lost in the pleasure provided to him. He was riding a beautiful euphoria.

He didn't know how and when and why. But all he knew was it felt so great when he said:

" Daddy! "

Taehyung almost stopped thrusting. Then he sped up more if that was even possible. "Say that again" he growled lowly.

"Daddy, fu-fuck that feels s-so good" Jeongguk moaned out.

"Oh yeah. That's right. Baby boy taking Daddy so well" Taehyung groaned.

"Daddy I'm gonna- aah!" Jeongguk moaned out. Taehyung got the message and reached to Jeongguk's front to jerk him off but-

"No. Want to cum untouched" Jeongguk said.

Within seconds, he came undone. His eyes rolled to the back of his head and he felt his legs tremble, unable to keep his body upright. He came like he never had before, with so much intensity in his orgasm that his semen fell onto the mirror. It dripped down slowly to the tiled floor.

Taehyung came a few seconds later, inside Jeongguk. Jeongguk gasped as he felt the hot liquid fill him up.

Both of them were panting and after a few minutes of being pressed against the mirror, Taehyung pulled out.

"I'm sorry. I didn't mean to cum inside" Taehyung said.

"It's fine," Jeongguk said.

Was it? Jeongguk wasn't sure. But he was too exhausted to care.

A few silent minutes passed between them. Both of them were still in a haze, trying to come down from their high. They both let out huffs of breath trying to calm their heartbeats down. 

It was then it dawned upon Jeongguk. With Kim's cum dripping down Jeongguk's thighs, the consequences of what he'd taken part in, again. He felt disgusting.

Why? Why does Jeongguk keep coming back to Taehyung? It's not right. It can't happen.

Oh my god . He thought. If his father found out ever. Oh no. What if his Aunt finds out? The person that cared the most for him? How disappointed would she be in him? How disappointed and disgusted would she be if she found out Jeongguk was someone who gives in to his desires so easily? Someone with no self-control? Someone who'd trait his family's reputation for a temporary pleasure.

What's wrong with him? Why can't he control himself?

He felt worthless.

He shouldn't fuck his enemy. He shouldn't have fucked him again. He's worthless. What is he going to do now? The thoughts kept playing on his mind over and over again like a broken record. He felt like crying.

Taehyung had turned his back to him. He bent down and took his towel.

No. No no no! Is he going to leave Jeongguk too?

So what? You're just a good fuck to him. Not like he cares about you. He knows you're worthless.

Why wouldn't Taehyung leave him wordlessly after fucking? They meant nothing to each other. Jeongguk did the same to Taehyung a week back. He had left Taehyung right after they were done fucking. What’s so different now? 

Was this how Taehyung felt when Jeongguk left him that day?

Thousands of emotions, including guilt, disgust, hatred, sadness crumbled on top of him mercilessly and the next thing he knew, he had sunken into his knees.

Hot tears started streaming down his face. He sniffed.

His worries, regrets, and the consequences of his wrongdoings dripped down his face in the form of tears. His heart ached. He felt miserable. He couldn't even tell himself it was fine because he knew it was not. And he knew, he deserved to feel miserable just like this.

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Taehyung was still examining his towel for any cum stains when he heard it. A sniff. He turned around only to find out a naked Jeongguk on his knees. Wait, was he crying?

Taehyung panicked. Did Taehyung do something wrong?

He didn't wait for his mind to search for any answers. He quickly stepped next to Jeongguk and knelt beside him.

"Hey" Taehyung whispered softly, despite the panic eating him, and took hold of Jeongguk's cold shoulders. Had he done something wrong? Was Jeongguk hurt? Did Taehyung hurt him? Did Taehyung do something to Jeongguk he wasn’t supposed to? Did he do something Jeongguk didn’t like? Why was he crying?

"Hey, baby...hey... look at me," Taehyung said, voice rushed. “What’s wrong?”

Jeongguk didn’t answer. He shook his head and kept sobbing. 

"Shh, it's ok. Shh" Jeongguk whispered and took Jeongguk by his shoulders and wrapped his arms around him. Jeongguk just stayed silent, finding comfort in his enemy's embrace.

Taehyung stroked up and down Jeongguk's bare back, trying to calm him down. He was taking care of Jeongguk like tending to a child.

Jeongguk, on the other hand, was still crying. He felt worse, letting Taehyung see him at his worst, crying his eyes out like a five-year-old. But he felt comfortable, wrapped in Taehyung's warmth. He felt safe.

As Taehyung's fingers drew invisible patterns across his back comfortingly, he calmed down. The tears stopped running. For a moment, he felt like he could forget all his problems. He felt like his problems would all disappear as long as Taehyung had his hands wrapped around him. As if his family, business, and other problems would just stay ashore as long as Taehyung was there with him.

After being calmed down, Jeongguk leaned away from the other man to look at him.

Jeongguk's puffy eyes were met with soft brown ones, worry overflowing them.

"Hey, baby," Taehyung said. "What's wrong?"

Jeongguk sniffed again.

Taehyung reached and wiped Jeongguk's face with his palms.

"Hey, tell me" Taehyung tried again.

"Us" Jeongguk's voice came as a hoarse whisper. "That's what's wrong"

"Us? What's wrong with us?"

Another tear trialed down Jeongguk's face as he felt his worries crashing up on him again.

"Why don't you get it? What we're doing is wrong! We shouldn't do this! How can you be so carefree about this? Doesn't it bother you? What if someone finds out? What will my dad and aunt think if they find out? What- what- oh they'll be so disappointed in me! What's wrong with me? Why can't I control myself? I'm supposed to h-hate you! I hate you! What-what's-"


The name felt so foreign rolling off of Taehyung's tongue. But it had a bittersweet sensation to it. Taehyung hadn't spoken the syllables in so long.

"Jeongguk," he said it again, softer now. "Calm down"

Jeongguk looked up at Taehyung's eyes, listening. His eyes were wide, glassy from the tears. His pupils were huge, like two buttons. Beautiful .

"We're facing the same situation here. But do you know why I'm not as riled up about it as much as you are?" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk shook his head no.

"It's because I know myself. That moment you stumbled into my office, I knew I was fucked. Then after we fucked I knew it can't happen again. But when it did happen again, I had already accepted that you are going to be the death of me. I have no control of myself either. But I openly know what I want. I know I can't hold myself back from you. I tried. But I failed. If I keep trying I'd end up being miserable. I just can't stop wanting you, baby. Last week I made up my mind that I won't hold back as long as you tell me to go away. I have accepted it because that's what I want"

Jeongguk had stopped crying. Taehyung wants him the same way Jeongguk wants him?

"And I'm ok with it. The people around me only know what I choose to tell them. It could be a problem to me as much as it is to you if word gets out. But for now, I'm not afraid. Jeongguk, it's okay to say screw the rules once in a while, ok?"

"It is?" Jeongguk's voice was small. He looked up at Taehyung with those huge doe eyes. He looked so small. So innocent. 

"Of course. My family, my friends, the world don't have any say in what I choose to do with in my private life. They don't have a say in who I sleep with. I know I want this. And I figured that's fine. I've accepted myself for who I am. The people around me can't stop me from loving myself" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk listened, eyes never leaving Taehyung.

Taehyung continued, “I wanted to do this again with you with every cell in my body. I had no strength to say no to that urge. If I want something that badly, it can’t be that bad, right? And I’m sure you wanted this too. And if your heart wanted something that badly, and you give in to that, keep in mind how what you did was what you wanted to do the most in that moment. There are no regrets in this life, Jeongguk. Only lessons. It’s okay to give in sometimes. To give in to those unspeakable desires of ours. It’s okay to say screw it and do what you really want to do”

Jeongguk tried to process everything Taehyung just said. It was true. He wanted this so badly. He needed it. He hadn’t been able to stop thinking about it. The urge was too fucking huge to ignore and now that he had finally gotten what he wanted, why was he being miserable. Like Taehyung said, it really was what he wanted the most that moment they did it. 

He was also right about what he said about his life. He should at least have a say in who he sleeps with, right? His whole life felt planned out. From school to his job and now marriage.

But fuck it. He'll never marry Jennie. Hell, he's gay.

Yeah! Fuck rules! I mean, screw the rules!

Jeongguk smiled. He nodded at Taehyung. “You’re right” He whispered. Taehyung flashed his boxy smile at him and Jeongguk grinned weakly back at him. He remembered the first time he saw Taehyung's boxy smile. It was almost twenty years ago. He remembered butterflies going wild in his stomach when Taehyung grinned at him then.

Taehyung touched Jeongguk's cheek. Jeongguk leaned into his palm, finding the warmth comforting. His heart didn't feel heavy anymore. The worries and problems seemed to have vanished. He felt free.

“Thank you” Jeongguk whispered. 

"We should go. Out assistants must be wondering what we're doing" Taehyung said and pulled Jeongguk to his feet along with him.

"Are you feeling better now?" Taehyung asked.

"Yeah" Jeongguk answered shyly.

“I;m happy to hear that, baby”


The nickname made something stir in the depth of Jeongguk’s stomach. It felt intimate, even though Taehyung had called him baby boy before. But this…this was different. They weren't having sex now. He wasn’t calling Jeongguk baby because he liked it. It was because he meant it. He wanted to call Jeongguk baby and…Jeongguk liked it.

"Ok wait here," Taehyung said and went out of the stall after wrapping his towel around his hips.

He returned a few seconds later with another towel and knelt in front of Jeongguk. Jeongguk was confused for a moment until he felt the cool cloth touch his inner thigh. Taehyung was cleaning Jeongguk. Wow

Jeongguk stood still as Taehyung tended to him. Never in a million years did he imagine his enemy would show him such kindness. That he would take care of jeongguk. It felt strange. But it was a good kind of strange. Jeongguk liked it. 

Taehyung ket drying him up and cleaning him. It was then it popped into Jeongguk’s mind.

"Taehyung?" It still felt alien against his tongue. "What are we?"

"I didn't think we'll need labels. But call it whatever you want" Taehyung said. He parted Jeongguk's butt cheeks and wiped between them, making Jeongguk stumble forward a little.

"We'll keep fucking, then?"

"If that's what you want"

"Ok then," Jeongguk thought for a while. "We're still enemies, right? Well, we're supposed to be. So we're enemies with benefits?"

"Enemies with benefits?" Taehyung laughed. "Wow, baby, that's genius. Okay, then. Enemies with benefits it is"

Jeongguk smiled.

"But under one condition" Taehyung looked up at Jeongguk, face serious. "No feelings involved. We'll remain enemies. Enemies who fuck"

"That's two conditions," Jeongguk said. "But yeah. I know"

"Awesome" Taehyung stood up after finishing his task. "Let's get dressed, shall we?" He said.

Jeongguk nodded.

"But I can still give you a blow job though," Taehyung said.

"Taehyung, we need to leave"

"I was just offering" Taehyung pouted and left Jeongguk's stall, leaving a smiling Jeongguk behind.

Jeongguk felt happy. He felt like everything was going fine. His secret will be safe as long as the both of them kept their mouths shut. And he didn't have to be subtle about the way he feels anymore. He had Taehyung to take care of his needs. Both of them will be satisfied and at the end of the day, they'll still be enemies.

When they left the showers together, the people outside looked slightly confused. Jimin and Yoongi must've waited outside the showers for more than thirty minutes. However, the two CEOs ignored them and silently parted ways.

He silently wished their next meet-up would happen soon. Their fuck-date . Jeongguk smiled to himself.

"What's got you all smiley?" Yoongi asked from beside him.

"Nothing. I was just thinking about my enemy" Jeongguk said. Yoongi shot him a what the fuck look but didn't question him any further. He must think that Jeongguk was going crazy.

Never did Jeongguk ever dream, not even in his wildest dreams that he'll be counting fingers to meet his enemy. His Enemy with Benefits .

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It's been two weeks since Jeongguk and Taehyung came to terms with their label. Two freaking weeks since Jeongguk got some action. Jeongguk was losing his mind.

Sure, he and Taehyung met twice. But that was to discuss the upcoming event. And they couldn't even eye-fuck each other because their assistants had always been around them. It got to the point that it was almost annoying. Jeongguk knew that he shouldn't get angry at Yoongi or Jimin for sticking to them all the time. They're just doing their job. And there was no way in hell Jeongguk should get annoyed at his best friend because of that Kim.

Taehyung on the other hand had been calm the whole time. While Jeongguk was thinking of ways to touch Taehyung even for the briefest moments, Taehyung seemed to be entirely concentrated on his work. As if he wasn't as desperate to get some action with Jeongguk as much as Jeongguk was.

Maybe he wasn't. Maybe he'd been sleeping with other people. It shouldn't matter to Jeongguk because they just fucked after all. No feelings. Taehyung and Jeongguk both were allowed to sleep with other people. But Jeongguk felt a tug at his heart every time he thought Taehyung may be sleeping with someone else. He felt angry. Jeongguk hated that.

Because Taehyung was his enemy. No one else’s. His enemy with benefits. 

At least Jeongguk was able to keep his head up and not look so freaking desperate by calling Taehyung to set up a dick appointment. Jeongguk didn't even have his number. It was always Yoongi who arranged meetings with Taehyung. He was waiting for Taehyung to call him or contact him in any way. At least drag Jeongguk to a bathroom and get a quickie there in the middle of their meetings. But to no avail, Taehyung acted as if they hardly knew each other. Well, they technically didn't but still... they had fucked. So they're supposed to be something more than strangers, right?

Well, in conclusion, Taehyung was managing really well and controlling himself while Jeongguk was a mess inside.

Since that time they fucked for the first time, it had always been like this. Jeongguk was unable to satisfy himself in any way. Porn, masturbation, hell, even pushing a dildo up his ass some nights and fucking himself felt nowhere as good as getting fucked by Kim Taehyung. The way he roughly held Jeongguk's waist while fucking in and out of him with the roughness Jeongguk needed was incomparable to anything Jeongguk had ever done. Jeongguk missed that.

He had been keeping himself busy. He'd been working his ass off. Their sales had improved and even his father gave him a small compliment. Then he worked out. That was a distraction too. Anything to distract himself so he wouldn't lose it and call Taehyung for dick.

But he was still losing it. He'd been snappy and antsy at the people around him and literally everything around him.

Even now, while this girl set up some documents before him about their new outlet in Busan, he tried to calm himself before scanning the documents.

"So is everything set for the opening ceremony?" Jeongguk asked her.

"Yes sir" She spoke in a small voice. "But..."

" BUT ?" Jeongguk's voice rose and the girl flinched.

"S-sir it's j-just t-that the chief guest t-that"

"Will you stop fucking stuttering and speak for once in your fucking pathetic life? Seriously, it's annoying" Jeongguk said.

The girl was almost in tears. "Y-yes Sir"


The girl cleared her throat before speaking. "Miss Jennie said she wasn't sure if she could attend the opening event"

"WHAT DID YOU SAY?" Jeongguk shouted. "For fuck's sake why would she say no? You were probably stuttering and she wasn't convinced enough to say yes. Didn't you tell her that it was going to be a big event? Are you even qualified for this job? Your job is to convince her to come. You're just so brainless that you're incapable of even doing the smallest thing. Do you want to get fired, Anna?"

"I-it's Lucy"

"Whatever your fucking pathetic name is"

"I'm sorry" She whispered.

"And the font in these documents is so annoying. Change it" Jeongguk was fuming now.

"Yes, sir" The girl was almost sobbing now. She had her head hung low. That was when Yoongi barged into his office.

"I heard shouting what's-"

"Her. That's what's wrong" Jeongguk said. "Can't even do her job right"

"Miss Lucy, are you alright? Please go back. I'll talk with Mr. Jeon" Yoongi said calmly.

When Lucy left the office it was Yoongi's time to shout.

"What the fuck Jeongguk? You've been all huffy this whole week! You can't just take your anger on your employees. If you have some fucking problem you take care of it. Who even pissed in your cereal?"

Jeongguk sighed. "Ew. No one"

"What's been bugging you, Jeongguk?" Yoongi sounded softer this time.

"Nothing. Just stressed"

"Do you want me to cancel the lunch meeting with Kim?"

"No no that's fine. We'll go" Jeongguk said quickly. 

Yoongi narrowed his eyes. "You've been oddly enthusiastic about these meetings with Kim. Why?"

Jeongguk shrugged. "It kind of feels like an escape."

"This is not normal. How long has it been since you got laid?"

Jeongguk rolled his eyes. "Two weeks"

"You should get laid. You'll feel better"

"Yeah, I know. I should"

"And," Yoongi said. "You should talk to Jennie. She'll come if you invited her yourself"

Jeongguk only nodded.

"Hey," A deep voice said as Jeongguk sat down at the fancy traditional Korean restaurant. Taehyung had already arrived when Jeongguk arrived. Of course, he had. He was Mr. Perfect.

"Hey," Jeongguk said and smiled.

"I'm starving. Let's order?" Taehyung said.


Fortunately, their assistants sat a table away, mainly because Taehyung had chosen a table with two seats. He's a genius. Finally, they could have some alone time.

Yoongi sat with Jimin and they ordered their food. After Taehyung had settled their order an awkward silence followed.

"So" Jeongguk said.

"So" Taehyung said, smiling. Jeongguk smiled in return.

"How's it going?" Jeongguk said.

Taehyung shrugged. "Fine, I guess. Been busy a lot. What about you?"

This wasn't how it usually went. They usually went right into the business, like they were supposed to. But today, with no one listening to them, they could chit-chat a little.

"It's been hectic," Jeongguk said and eyed Taehyung.


"No, you" Jeongguk was getting brave.

"Me, huh?" Taehyung smirked. "Missed me?" Jeongguk felt Taehyung's hand on his knee.

"Maybe" Jeongguk tested the waters.

"Yeah?" Taehyung's hand traveled further up, dangerously close to his crotch. Jeongguk opened his legs wider and slid closer to Taehyung so he could have more access.

"Gosh look how needy you are, baby boy" Taehyung grumbled.

Jeongguk almost moaned when Taehyung started massaging his inner thigh. His hand kept rising higher and higher and it reached Jeongguk's dick, already hard.

"Oh, baby boy, so needy for daddy" Taehyung started palming him.

"Taehyung" Jeongguk whispered needily.

Their waiter arrived with their drinks and Taehyung quickly took his hand away. Jeongguk was red and almost panting but Taehyung played it cool. When the waiter had gone, Taehyung smirked at Jeongguk.

"Tonight. My place" Taehyung said.

"What? What about your parents?" Jeongguk was confused.

"My parents and Beomgyu went on a vacation to Australia. They're only back next month"

"Who's Beomgyu?" Jeongguk asked.

"The fuck? You don't know who Beomgyu is?" Taehyung said.

" Am I supposed to know?"

"He's my baby brother" Taehyung sounded annoyed. Not everyone is supposed to know the name of his brother. Jeongguk didn't know that Ariana Grande had a brother and he's Frankie Grande until last week. You really can't blame him for not knowing his fuck buddy's brother's name, right?

"You have a brother?" Jeongguk said.

"The fuck?"

Jeongguk chuckled. "I've heard about him. But I didn't know his name. It's not like you're famous or anything for me to know your brother's name"

"I'm more famous than you," Taehyung said.

"Don't be childish"

"Says the guy who ordered a banana milk last week"

"Banana milk is delicious! It's still better than strawberry milk!"

"Excuse you! Strawberries are the most beautiful fruit in the whole world!"

"I don't like strawberries"

"I don't like bananas"

"Well you liked mine"


Their food arrived making their conversation stop (fortunately) then and there.

"So I was thinking about advertising my new product at the conference. I'll be giving out free samples" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk nodded. "Me too"

"You don't have a new product," Taehyung said.

"I do!" Jeongguk defended himself. Taehyung eyed him suspiciously.

"Ah shit. You weren't supposed to know that" Jeongguk said, mentally face-palming himself.

Taehyung chuckled. "What is it?"

"It's something. What's yours?"

"A brightening cream. Made out of natural ingredients. Organic. No chemicals added except preservatives" Taehyung said proudly. "Haven't you seen? I've been advertising it everywhere"

"May have spotted somewhere. I don't know" Jeongguk said melancholically.

"I'm launching it on the day of the conference," Taehyung said. He had that cocky look and smirk on his face that Jeongguk hated. Even now, it annoyed him. Taehyung acted like he was the fucking king all the fucking time. His ego was bigger than his forehead.  The one he had when he was satisfied with something. Jeongguk found it hot.

Their evening went on like this for around two hours. They mostly talked about the event but every once in a while-

"What do you mean you like pineapple on pizza?!" Taehyung said.

"What?! It's really tasty!" Jeongguk defended himself.

"Oh my God," Taehyung dramatically massaged his temples, looking stressed. "I mean I know we're enemies and shit. And I thought we've been sharing stuff and this whole thing had been going in a good direction. I thought we had something here but not anymore! Pineapple on pizza violates my basic ideals! Forget our families, now this is why we're enemies."

Jeongguk rolled his eyes. "What do you like, then?"

"My favorite is pepperoni pizza," Taehyung said. "Do you have a favorite?"

"Not really. I usually eat any kind." Jeongguk replied.

Taehyung nodded. "I see. I eat anything too. Anything except anything that has pineapple on top." He grinned.

From the table next to them, Jimin and Yoongi watched the two rivals talk to each other like they'd known each other their whole life. It was ridiculous.

"Something's wrong with them" Yoongi voiced Jimin's thoughts.

"I know, right?" Jimin said.

"Did we miss something?" Yoongi said, now looking at Jimin.

"I don't know" Jimin replied taking a sip from his beer.

The two had eaten their lunch in silence except for a word or two about the conference planning.

"So how's it going with you?" Yoongi asked, breaking the silence.

"What?" Jimin said.

"I asked how you are doing."


"Just asking."

"We aren't friends nor do we know each other please stop asking inappropriate questions," Jimin said.

"Jimin. Don't be like this. We know each other."

"No, we don't"

"We were friends"

"We never were"

"Then what were we?"


Yoongi sighed. "Want to go out later?"

"Are you asking me out?" Jimin sounded bewildered.

Yoongi shrugged. "Mr. Min-"Jimin started.


"Mr. Min, let's not open old wounds. This is not high school anymore. We work for two people who hate each other. Us? We'll never go anywhere. Besides I'm straight now."

"Straight? You?" Yoongi laughed. "Yeah that's not what you said five years ago in my bed, begging for my cock"

Jimin sucked in a breath. "I've changed. So has my preferences."

"You can't admit you didn't like what we had," Yoongi said.

"What did we have? We just fucked for fun. Friend with benefits. Fuck buddies. And we ended it five years ago. And I'm not starting it again"

"If it's because of Taehyung and Jeongguk-"

"Whatever the reason is, we can't"

High school had been an emotional rollercoaster for both Jimin and Yoongi. So was college. Attending the same high school and then the same college had helped both men to maintain a feeling-less relationship. They fucked and left. That's all there was. Needing to concentrate on their studies both men were able to keep their end of the bargain. Taehyung knew about what's going on with Jimin and Yoongi. He didn't like it, Jimin knew, mainly because Yoongi was friends with Jeongguk. But Taehyung shrugged it off saying it wasn't his place to judge Jimin, nor tell him what to do with his life. Taehyung never let his rivalry with Jeongguk get in the way of Jimin’s life. But Jimin knew that it just wasn’t…proper. He and Taehyung knew each other since childhood and Taehyung’s parents were like parents to Jimin too. So he felt like he was betraying them all by having a relationship with Yoongi. Because Yoongi was close with the Jeon’s and it was quite obvious both of them would be working for their best friends’ companies in the future. So basically the relationship sometimes felt like torture to him. It was one of the few reasons he wanted to end it.

"Is it can't or shouldn't ?"


"Jimin" Yoongi's voice dropped an octave. Jimin found his eyes darting up from his finished food plate to Yoongi's cat-like eyes. "Are you telling me you don't want me to ram my cock into you again? Didn't you like the way I had you begging for release, kitten?"

Jimin almost gasped. "Y-Yoongi!"

Yoongi smirked. "Jimin. I'll let you go after one try if you want. I waited five years and I missed you. I was waiting for you, Jimin. And I don’t want to wait any longer. I want you back" Yoongi had lost his usual swag self. He sounded desperate.

"Why now?" Jimin's voice was small.

"I don't know... Maybe because I had the opportunity to finally meet you"

"Okay then," Jimin said after a while.


"I said OK. Let's give it a try"

"Awesome!" Yoongi grinned, flashing his cute gummy smile at Jimin. Jimin couldn't help but smile back at him.

"But under one condition," Jimin said. Yoongi nodded. "Ask Jeongguk first. I'll ask Taehyung. And I'll text you a date"

Jimin wasn't going to lie to Taehyung. He would never.

"I'm down for whatever you want," Yoongi said.

The two parties bowed to each other, taking their leave after wrapping up the meeting, though it could hardly be considered a business meeting.

Taehyung and Jeongguk shook hands. They had never done it. Jeongguk wanted to laugh at that. They had never shaken hands but there was almost no place in each other’s bodies!  But after all, the two men were here to officially make some agreements related to their companies.

Jeongguk smiled as Taehyung took his extended hand. What he didn't expect was for Taehyung to pull Jeongguk towards him. Their bodies were almost touching.

"I'm gonna tie you up and fuck you so damn hard, baby boy" Taehyung whispered lowly, his breath hot against Jeongguk's ear. Jeongguk gasped.

Taehyung pulled away, smirking.

"Laters" Taehyung said and waved at Jeongguk, and marched away from Jeongguk.

Jeongguk was still in a daze until he heard Yoongi speak from beside him. Jeongguk was startled.

"What the fuck was that?" Yoongi said, bemused.

Jeongguk was still lost and so fucking turned on. The effect Taehyung had on Jeongguk was unbelievable. Jeongguk bet Taehyung could dirty talk Jeongguk into an orgasm.

"No fucking idea"

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The massive double doors of the Kim Mansion stared down at Jeongguk judgingly as he thought over and over again if entering his enemy's lair was a good thing or not. He stood on the grand stairway in front of the doors, trying to gather up the courage to ring the doorbell. He had driven there alone. There were only a few guards at the gate of the Kim Mansion who hadn't checked his identity when he drove in. Taehyung had probably notified them. Jeongguk had worn a cap, just in case someone identified him but that was deemed unnecessary for there were no guards to be seen after entering through the gate. Nor was there anyone offering to show him the way to the house.

He had made his way through the massive garden to the mansion. The place was huge and looked modern.

Jeongguk rang the doorbell at last. A few seconds later a single door pane opened revealing a tall man.

Kim Taehyung stood in front of Jeongguk wearing a T-shirt that said VAN GOGH and sweatpants. His hair looked a little messy, Sandy locks disarrayed atop his head. Jeongguk wasn't used to seeing Taehyung without a perfect hairstyle where his locks were perfectly arranged and combed. His usual smart persona was missing. Instead, he looked so casual and boyish. Like a normal 25-year-old.

Jeongguk on the other hand, wore black sweatpants, a baggy black sweater, and a black cap. He looked like a typical e-boy.

Taehyung grinned at him. "Thought you'd never ring the bell"

"I was contemplating my life's choices" Jeongguk walked into the brightly lit house as Taehyung closed the door behind him.

Jeongguk took off his cap and looked around him, taking in everything that's neatly arranged, fitted perfectly in its place; from the furniture to the simplest ornaments. It gave off a Kim Taehyung vibe.

"No staff?" Jeongguk asked. Taehyung was examining Jeongguk from behind as Jeongguk explored his surroundings.

"Nope," Taehyung said, popping the 'p'. "I dismissed them for tonight and tomorrow"

"Hmm" Jeongguk wandered around the house.

"Shall we go to my bedroom?" Taehyung said.

"Your bedroom?"

"Yeah unless you want to fuck on the sofa," Taehyung said.

"Nah. Let's go" Jeongguk said and let Taehyung lead the way up the stairs. Taehyung came to a stop in front of a massive white door and turned to Jeongguk.

"Behold! You shall now enter the chamber of secrets and desires of Kim Taehyung!" Taehyung dramatically said in a deep voice and spread his hands.

Jeongguk shook his head. "I'm too horny for this shit" He pushed past Taehyung and opened the door to Taehyung's room.

It was dark inside and Jeongguk wished that this actually is the bedroom and that Taehyung wouldn't pull up some Fifty Shades of Grey shit and show him a red room of pain.

Taehyung switched on the lights.


Jeongguk was a tad bit surprised to find out the room was nothing extraordinary. It was huge. A King size bed was placed in the middle of it, neatly arranged. A walk in closet. Another door, probably leading to a bathroom. A balcony. A small telescope. A table with a MacBook, books, and stationary atop it. And paintings. A lot of them hung around his room. There also was a wooden panel at one corner of the room with a blank canvas. The place looked so lively and beautiful with all the paintings.

"So what do you think?" Taehyung said after a few minutes of silence.

"You paint?" Jeongguk asked, bemused.

Taehyung scratched the back of his neck, embarrassed. "Yeah"

"Wow. Did you paint these?" Jeongguk said, gesturing towards the walls with paintings hung on them.

"Some of them" Taehyung admitted shyly.

Jeongguk grinned. "They're beautiful"

Taehyung looked surprised. "You think so? Thanks"

Jeongguk kept wandering around Taehyung's bedroom like it was some art exhibition he had come to see. And Taehyung was growing impatient. Jeongguk looked like a snack. With his baggy clothes and disarrayed hair, he looked so boyish and small. I mean they're almost the same height but Jeongguk looked adorable. The boner that had popped up in Taehyung's pants the moment he saw Jeongguk seemed to grow with every passing second Taehyung stared at the other boy. His patience was really running out.

Taehyung decided to take things to his hands and walked over to Jeongguk and held him from his shoulders. The boy suddenly stopped walking as Taehyung pressed his front to Jeongguk's back. Taehyung pressed a kiss to the exposed area of skin on Jeongguk's neck and sucked on it gently. Jeongguk melted against Taehyung and sighed.

"I've been so hungry for your body for the last two weeks," Taehyung said between kisses.

If Taehyung had been hungry, Jeongguk was famished.

Jeongguk turned around to face Taehyung and quickly pressed a kiss onto the older boy's lips. It started innocent, both boys sucking on each other and savoring what they had missed, until the involvement of tongue.

In moments, both of them were hungrily exploring each other's wet caverns, their tongues, and teeth crashing together. It was messy, a drop of drool dripped down Jeongguk's chin but he didn't care. Not when he could feel Taehyung rock hard against himself. Not when their hands roamed each other's bodies in search of some hot skin to come in contact with and clothes were flying everywhere. Not when Jeongguk pushed Taehyung on the bed on his back and straddled him, the kiss broken for a moment but Jeongguk was quick to correct it and push his tongue down Taehyung's throat.

Both boys had stripped to their boxers, not really recalling how. Taehyung flipped Jeongguk over so he was on top, much to Jeongguk's dismay.

What a control freak.

But Jeongguk couldn't help but feel being manhandled by his enemy hot.

Taehyung sucked on Jeongguk's neck and prepped kisses along his chest. He moved back to Jeongguk's mouth and kissed him hard, while his hands went under Jeongguk's ass and pushed it up so their hardened lengths pressed together. Jeongguk gasped.

Their underwear came off next.

"On all fours" Taehyung ordered.

Jeongguk quickly sat up and put his ass up while Taehyung fished his bedside table for lube and condoms.

"Taehyung?" Jeongguk said.


"You said you were going to tie me up" Jeongguk muttered. Taehyung stopped his search and looked at the boy on his bed. He was staring at Taehyung innocently despite his current sinful position.

"Do you want me to, baby?"

"Y-yeah" Jeongguk felt a little embarrassed but he wanted this. He had been looking forward to Taehyung tying him up and fucking him senseless since earlier that day. His mind couldn't shut up about it for even a second.

Taehyung smirked. "Whatever you want, sugar"

Taehyung walked towards his closet and came back a few seconds later with a black tie and a...belt?

Why do they need a belt?

Was Taehyung going to hit him? Was Taehyung a sadist? Jeongguk was slightly panicked.

Taehyung came towards Jeongguk and placed the belt on the bed. He took Jeongguk's hands in his and tied his hands together.

"Ever done this before?" Taehyung said.

"No" Jeongguk said, trying hard to hide his excitement.

But Taehyung didn't tie him to bed. Isn't he supposed to do that?

"What do you want me to do with the belt, baby?" Taehyung asked, curious eyes scanning soft doe-like ones.

Jeongguk thought for a moment. "Are you going to hit me?" Jeongguk asked in a small voice.

Taehyung laughed. "No! How can I ever hit a pretty thing like you?"

Jeongguk thought again. "I want you to tie it around my neck and pull it while you fuck me"

Jeongguk didn't know where that courage came from.

Taehyung smirked. "Fuck, baby, fucking kinky you are. I love it" He groaned.

Taehyung retrieved the belt and buckled it around Jeongguk's throat. It was tight but Jeongguk liked the slight burn it brought. The unfamiliar contact of leather against his bare skin made him feel hot all over, the excitement of what's to come filling him up.

He heard a bottle cap opening behind him and then he felt the bed dip. The older pressed a lubed finger into Jeongguk only to find Jeongguk looser than expected.

"There's no need. I prepped myself" Jeongguk said shyly.

"You're such a naughty slut. Fingering yourself thinking about me?" Taehyung growled.

"Yes, Daddy"

"Naught boys deserved to be fucked hard. Don't you agree?"

"I do"

With that Taehyung pushed inside Jeongguk. The pain that made him feel like he was being ripped open vanished almost as soon as it started when Taehyung's tip slid past Jeongguk's prostate. The feeling of skin sliding against skin made Jeongguk bury his head in a pillow, as heat started to build up in his lower abdomen.

Taehyung let Jeongguk adjust for a few moments. Then he started thrusting at a slow, steady pace. Jeongguk's moans were muffled as he had buried his head in a pillow. Jeongguk was glad about that. Or he'd probably sound like some virgin getting fucked for the first time.

Taehyung's shaft was surrounded by Jeongguk's heat and velvety walls. It had Taehyung feeling obscure of how he had managed to last two whole weeks without fulfillment of this feeling. Taehyung swore that sex with Jeongguk was only getting better and better. And longing for the younger was only getting stronger and stronger.

Taehyung pulled a little at the belt every now and then making the soft skin on Jeongguk's neck sting. The belt was working as a leash. Long whiny moan after moan slipped past Jeongguk's mouth but was drowned by the pillow. Jeongguk couldn't help it. He was almost at his edge.

Out of nowhere, the belt around his neck tightened and his head was no longer buried in a pillow. Taehyung had pulled the belt and now Jeongguk's head was in midair.

"Want to hear your moans, angel" Taehyung grunted between thrusts.

Jeongguk felt so vulnerable with his hands tied and his body controlled by Taehyung. He can't even move like this. He didn't have control of his own body. And the rough leather felt near to cutting his neck and it stung so badly. He felt like he was being used. Like some fuck toy.

But hell, did he feel good.

He never considered himself masochistic. Though he wasn't used to physical pain during sex, he was always curious to try it out. Besides, insults during sexual acts were never such a turn-on until Taehyung started degrading him.

As Taehyung pistoned Jeongguk, grunting while he pulled at the belt. Jeongguk moaned shamelessly, loving every bit of the act. Every thrust carried him to a different stage of euphoria; every thrust was a shockwave of pleasure.

His dick was begging for company, dripping and flushed red, but his hands were tied. He couldn't move them. He was going to cum untouched.

Out of nowhere, Jeongguk was pulled up again. He slammed against Taehyung's chest. Both of them were kneeling on the sheets as Taehyung kept fucking Jeongguk. Even though the belt was no longer being tugged at, the sudden pull had left a sting. But Jeongguk could hardly notice it. He was too lost in chasing his euphoria.

Wave after wave of pleasure kept crashing his whole body and he was being over-stimulated. His mind buzzed in a pre-orgasmic state.

Taehyung's hands had found residence in Jeongguk's slim waist. He held them tight as he fucked in and out of Jeongguk.

Taehyung's thrusts became erratic and less precise. Jeongguk knew he was going to cum soon. Jeongguk himself was nearing his release. He felt dizzy. He was on the brink of passing out from drowning in pleasure.

Jeongguk broke. Taehyung followed soon after.

Having no strength left, both men collapsed onto the bed. Taehyung slowly pulled out a while after their panting had evened out.

Taehyung took off the belt and untied Jeongguk's hands. He then massaged his wrists and neck a little. Jeongguk closed his eyes and cherished the feeling of Taehyung's after-care.

There were marks on his neck, made by the edges of the belt.

"How was it?" Taehyung asked.

"Splendid" Jeongguk smiled weakly.

Taehyung smiled and laid down next to Jeongguk. He pulled the sheets above them, covering their nudeness.

Around ten minutes passed and Jeongguk stood up from the bed and walked to the bathroom. He came back and started to put on his boxers.

"You're leaving?" Taehyung asked. He couldn't help but notice the tug at his heart at the thought of Jeongguk leaving.


"Guess you're not the person to cuddle after sex" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk chuckled. "Nope"

"Stay the night," Taehyung said. Jeongguk stopped in his tracks.

"You really want me to?" Jeongguk said.

"Why wouldn't I?"

"Well because we're enemies and all"

"We're enemies with benefits, okay? Not just enemies. Stay the night please?" Taehyung pouted cutely.

Jeongguk sighed. "Since you asked so nicely" Jeongguk made his way to the bed in his boxers and slid into the space next to Taehyung.

Taehyung inched closer and draped an arm around Jeongguk, cuddling him. Jeongguk was surprised.


"Shhh. We're enemies who cuddle. Face it" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk sighed against Taehyung's chest. He welcomed the warmth around him. His safe haven. His getaway.

Taehyung had closed his eyes. His long lashes kissed his cheeks that were painted light pink. He had a light line of freckles and a mole under his eye. Another mole right under his nose. A pout decorated his lush lips. The boy looked so beautiful and adorable. Jeongguk wanted to kiss him forever.

Taehyung smelled of vanilla and strawberry and sex. What a fantastic combination . Jeongguk wanted to get drunk with the musk.

Jeongguk loved what he was feeling now. He didn't exactly know what it was. He felt safe, somehow. How ironic, feeling safe in your enemy's embrace. And happy. He was happy.

A small part of him was screaming at him about how wrong this was. He shut that part out and drowned in the feeling that had his insides melting.

He felt carefree like he felt every time lately when he was with Taehyung.

Sleep was trying to numb him but he wanted to savor this feeling for longer, not knowing what might happen in the morning. Afraid that this could all be a dream and he could wake up in his own bed surrounded by the toxic household he called his home, in the morning.

He lost, a deep slumber overtook him. He floated in a peaceful slumber, wrapped in Taehyung. For once Jeongguk felt like he didn't have to worry about the miracles or tragedies tomorrow might bring.

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The small boy ran, gasping for breath. His heart thumped wildly in his chest. The cold air crashed on his face and exposed skin making the small boy shiver. All around him was thick black darkness. His shoe-clad feet hit the stony gravel with every hurried step he took.

Fear struck, he ran and ran and ran, as fast as his small legs could take him, aimlessly, from whatever was chasing him. He looked back from time to time, to catch a glimpse of the force that was chasing him but to no avail. He was met with plain darkness. But he knew. He could feel it. The thing chasing him was nearing him. Maybe it was the darkness itself. He had no escape. So he kept running, not wanting to be a victim of the darkness.

He fell. His hands came in contact with the gravel, bruising his small, soft palms. A cry threatened to escape his throat. Tears threatened to spill. But he can't let his weaknesses get to him. He tried to stand up but he found himself unable to. A sharp pain shot up his leg as he forced himself to stand up.

Tears made their way down his face, him having not enough strength to defy them.

He was alone and so lonely. When would the sun rise again?

A blinding light appeared in front of the small boy. He looked up, eyes narrowed, trying to block the light. In the middle of the light stood another boy. No. A man.

He was tall. His figure looked familiar. He started making his way towards the small boy on the ground.

The man's soft gold locks swayed slightly in the cold breeze. He was approaching the boy on the ground, who stared at him with big doe eyes. The man smiled, a warm boxy smile that seemed to warm up the air around the small boy. The man had his hands outstretched.

The man took another step towards the small boy. But the ground beneath him opened up. Flames of hellfire blossomed around the man, burning him up. His mouth agape in a silent scream as his clothes caught up on the fire. He was burning.

The small boy watched in horror. He was unable to save the man, the person who had come to help him. The boy screamed and screamed. But the flames continued devouring the man, malicious; unforgiving.

A sad melody was playing around him. Someone's delicate hands playing with the keys of a piano. Amidst all the pain and anguish; music that would bring someone to tears. It only made the small boy cry louder. He watched the horrible scene unwinding in front of him, small, vulnerable.

As the man screamed silently; agony silenced by the roaring flames surrounding him, the small boy couldn't help but think the reason for the man's agony is only him. That he's the one responsible for the now burning man. That he should've helped him but he's just not strong enough to. So the small boy sobbed; loud and repentant and -

Jeongguk woke up with a jolt. He was covered in sweat and he was breathless. He tried to calm himself down, reminding him that it was only a nightmare.

After he controlled his heartbeat, he looked around him. He was on a bed. But wasn't his own. His background was drowned in darkness except for the faint moonlight that floated through the window. It cast a silvery glow on everything around him. Then he figured he was alone in the room.

Happenings of the previous night flooded back to him. He was in Taehyung's room. And he was alone. Where was Taehyung?

It was at that moment he noted it. A soft melody being played somewhere. Soft but sad; agonizing. The same music from his dream.

Jeongguk hopped off the bed and found out his phone was on the nightstand. Taehyung must have placed it there. It was 3.30 a.m.

He wrapped the bedsheets around his body and slowly made his way towards the source of music. Careful footsteps through corridors and staircases led him to a part of the house that he had never seen before. In the middle of the vast space was a sleek black grand piano. Taehyung sat on the piano stool. His long delicate fingers teased the keys and produced a beautiful yet forlorn melody. Hearing it made Jeongguk sorrowful for no apparent reason.

A cigarette dangled loosely on Taehyung's lips as he played. Jeongguk listened from the entrance to the hall. The faint smell of poisonous smoke filled the younger boy's senses and he found it almost addictive.

One of the walls of the place was entirely made out of glass and it overlooked the garden. The soft moonlight lit up the piano and the pianist. Otherwise, the space was drowned in darkness.

Taehyung's blond locks glowed silver in the moonlight. He looked ethereal, ignited by mellow moonlight, bright enough to illuminate his soft but defined muscled naked torso. Everything around him looked so dull, basked in darkness, but he was illuminated by the soft rays of the moon. It looked like a spotlight from the heavens, only lighting him up. Lighting up the creature crafted by the heavens itself.

His fingers kept having an intimate conversation with the keys of the piano. Even though it was still dark and Jeongguk couldn't make out Taehyung's expressions but he looked unfocused; lost in thought. So he didn't see it when Jeongguk took slow steps towards the moon-lit man.

Jeongguk stopped beside the piano. It was only then Taehyung noticed the other boy. His fingers stopped teasing the keyboard and they were drowned in darkness and silence, a miserable combination.

"It sounds so sad" Jeongguk's small voice cracked the deafening silence.

Taehyung observed the boy in front of him. He took a long drag off the white stick and placed it on the ashtray that was on the piano. He blew out the smoke in Jeongguk's direction, all the while staring intensely at Jeongguk.

Jeongguk inhaled it, the smell of poisonous nicotine almost numbing his senses due to the unfamiliarity of it. Taehyung gestured Jeongguk towards him. When Jeongguk stepped near him, Taehyung yanked the boy towards him, the bedsheet pooling at his feet. The next moment, the younger boy was straddling Taehyung's sweatpants-clad hips.

Taehyung admired the beautiful boy whose face was inches away from his. He too was now under heaven's spotlight. His dark onyx orbs glowed in curiosity as they stared back at Taehyung's. His eyes shone, a myriad of galaxies trapped inside those dark orbs. If The Night Sky saw all the stars inside Jeongguk's eyes, she'd surely be jealous. His face looked puffy and swollen from sleep. But he looked angelic and adorable nevertheless.

"Angel" Taehyung whispered, his long hand caressing the smaller boy's cheek.

Strange Jeongguk thought. Coming from the man who actually looked like an angel to the person who looked nothing like one.

"Couldn't sleep?" Taehyung whispered again.

"Nightmares" Jeongguk whispered back.

"Oh Doll," Taehyung said, his eyes never leaving Jeongguk's.

Jeongguk blushed. Taehyung had been calling Jeongguk many nicknames recently. Baby, sweetie, Sugar, Angel, Doll... He tried not to enjoy it. But sooner found it impossible to, for Jeongguk absolutely loved it. It made him feel things. It's just no one had ever called him those. Jeongguk was glad of the darkness, or Taehyung would notice the blush creeping up his cheeks, heating them.

Taehyung's lips met Jeongguk's. Jeongguk closed his eyes and sighed. The kiss wasn't too soft. Nor too rough. It was perfect. Jeongguk's hands found their destined place on Taehyung’s body; his neck and Taehyung's found theirs; Jeongguk's hips.

Taehyung's lips moved softly against Jeongguk's and adding a little pressure, he sucked softly on Jeongguk's lower lip. But Jeongguk got greedy. He pressed his tongue against Taehyung's lips and the other boy opened his mouth to give Jeongguk access. Jeongguk pushed his tongue onto Taehyung's mouth and softly started massaging the older's tongue.

Taehyung tasted like strawberries and cigarettes. An addictive combination. Jeongguk wanted to taste him forever.

Taehyung aligned his head to the side and deepened their kiss. Jeongguk's fingers tucked at Taehyung's hair as they sucked on each other's mouths.

Jeongguk gasped as he felt Taehyung's hands on his ass, groping his cheeks. His hands soon slipped past the waistband of his boxers and squeezed the soft flesh making Jeongguk whimper into the other man's mouth. Jeongguk lifted himself up, breaking the kiss for a moment to let Taehyung take off his underwear. Taehyung threw it somewhere and continued to grope Jeongguk's ass.

Jeongguk was hard against his stomach and he could feel Taehyung's arousal under his sweatpants, poking him on the butt.

Jeongguk started grinding his ass on Taehyung's boner. It had Taehyung groaning into Jeongguk's mouth.

Before Jeongguk could continue, he felt himself being lifted up. He instantly wrapped his legs around Taehyung's waist as he was being carried.

Jeongguk found himself thrown onto Taehyung's bed, the soft cushion dipping as Taehyung hovered over him.

He closed his eyes, as every feathery touch of Taehyung's fingertips ignited electrical sparks on his skin every time they made contact. He let Taehyung's mouth and tongue work miracles on his body. Because he trusted Taehyung. He trusted Taehyung with his body. So he let him have his way. He let himself be pleasured to supremacy. He let Taehyung lead him through another euphoria. He let Taehyung find pleasure inside him. He trusted him to lead Jeongguk through his climax.

And in the end, he let Taehyung take care of him. Then he let himself be cuddled to sleep, surrounded by the warmth of the man who he knew to be his enemy.

He felt loved. As if it were his lover that was spooning him at that moment. He wanted to feel this every night. To feel like he was being loved. No matter how unreal the thought was from reality. He cherished it. He wanted it to last a lifetime.

He didn't want to close his eyes, too afraid that everything that happened would've had vanished when he wakes up. Too afraid that Taehyung wouldn't be beside him.

But exhaustion proved the need for sleep and he was soon slipped into a peaceful slumber.

He didn't dream of a doe-eyed boy and a man in flames again that night. Instead, he saw flowers in a meadow, butterflies, caterpillars, a boy with golden hair and a smile that could light up a world, and a friendship that could've lasted a lifetime.

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"Fuck! Oh!"

Profanities flooded out of Taehyung's mouth as Jeongguk bobbed his head up and down Taehyung's shaft with uncharted passion. Jeongguk was kneeling behind the kitchen table, sucking Taehyung, enjoying every bit of the act as Taehyung lost it with every flick of his tongue. 

It was too early in the morning for them to be this horny but who could blame them? They had the whole house to themselves. The whole thing was totally not unexpected.

That morning Jeongguk had woken up to an empty space behind him. It had him doubting whether the previous night had been a dream but soon figured out that it wasn't, as he was still in Taehyung's bedroom.

A neat pile of clothes had been placed on the corner of Taehyung's bed, with a toothbrush. Jeongguk had figured out that they must be for him, heart warming up in the realization that Taehyung might have picked those out himself.

He had almost thrown a tantrum after checking his phone and seeing that it was past 8.30 a.m. but then instantly had calmed down after remembering that it was a public holiday and that he didn't have to go to the office that day.

After a shower, he had gone downstairs in search of Taehyung. He had been in the kitchen, cutting up some vegetables to cook something. They had greeted each other, and one thing led to another and the next moment Jeongguk was on his knees in front of a needy Taehyung.

"Ahh! Fuck baby your mouth's a blessing" Taehyung groaned.

Jeongguk repeated the process of swirling his tongue around Taehyung's leaking tip and bobbed his head up and down. His neck was starting to hurt but he had too little care for that.

Jeongguk gripped into Taehyung's thighs as he took more of Taehyung in his mouth and started deep throating him. It had Taehyung moaning louder. Jeongguk was desperate as he started palming his clothed member. Both of them were closing their climaxes until-

" Oppa?! " A feminine voice called from outside the kitchen.

Jeongguk panicked and almost choked on Taehyung's dick. Taehyung saw Jennie approaching the kitchen and he signaled Jeongguk to stay hidden. Fortunately, Jennie can't see Jeongguk as he was kneeling behind the kitchen table.

"Oppa, what are you doing? Where's the staff?"

"Hey, Jennie," Taehyung said awkwardly. "I...uh...gave them off today"

"Really? Why? I heard your parents and Beomgyu went on a vacation. Are you alone?" She said, making her way towards the table and taking a seat across from Taehyung. "Are you making breakfast?"


"I can help!" She said getting up from the chair.

"No no no! Stay there!" Taehyung shouted.

Jennie looked startled and sank back to her seat. Taehyung had never raised his voice at her.

Taehyung regretted shouting but he cleared his throat and continued. "I'm almost done now. Jennie, what brought you here?" Taehyung tried not to sound too distasted.

"I was bored. Let's go somewhere? It's about time you took me on a date" She said, batting her eyelashes at Taehyung.

Taehyung didn't know what to say. Some people just can't take a hint and back off.


It was then he felt wetness around his dick again. Taehyung grunted and looked down to see Jeongguk bobbing his head up and down Taehyung's length again.

This fucker

"Oppa? Are you okay? You look a little red"

"Yeah...yeah, I'm uh... fine..." Taehyung tried his best not to moan.

I'll get you later, Jeongguk Taehyung thought as Jennie stared at him, confused.

"So where will we go?" Jennie asked.

"I'm not feeling really well today Jennie. Maybe another day" Maybe after I die.

Just as he said it Jeongguk started fondling his balls. Taehyung couldn't help grunting.

"Oppa, you're scaring me. What's wrong?"

Taehyung felt his climax approaching and this devil, he kept on doing Taehyung over and over again.

Jennie stood up to walk over. Taehyung knew there was no way of telling Jennie to not come around the table to him without sounding suspicious so he did the first thing that came to his mind.

He pushed Jeongguk off of him and pulled up his pants quickly and went around to Jennie. Jeongguk was on the floor smirking.

"I'm not really feeling well, Jennie, maybe you should go," Taehyung said, leading a very confused Jennie out of the kitchen.

"But oppa-"

"Jennie please"

"No! Listen! Let me stay! I'll take care of you!"

"I don't need you to" Taehyung snapped.

Jennie looked startled, Taehyung wasn't usually rude to her. Taehyung sighed, realizing his mistake. "Jennie I'm sorry. It's just-"

"It's okay. Take care of yourself more. Okay?"

"Yes, Jennie, I will"

"Bye then. I'm sorry for disturbing you" She said and started walking towards the door.

"Oh, by the way, I wanted to ask you something," Jennie said, pausing near the door.

"What is it?"

"Jeon Jeongguk asked me to come to the opening ceremony of his new outlet. Should I go?"

"Why are you asking me?" Taehyung said.

"Well I just wanted to ask you since you're my boyfriend and all"

"I'm not-"

"Should I go?" Jennie asked.

"Yeah, why not? I don't even understand why you're asking me" Taehyung said, annoyed.

"Really? I thought you'd tell me not to go"

"Why would I say that?" Taehyung said.

"Well, because you hate him and all"

"Oh," Taehyung said. He does hate Jeongguk, doesn't he? I mean he's supposed to . "Yeah I don't care"

"How can you not care?!" Jennie shouted all of a sudden. Taehyung flinched at the sudden outburst.

"Don't you see that the Jeons are trying to set me up with Jeongguk? And you're here not appreciating what you got. I'm literally begging on my knees every day that you could have me but you reject me every time. Everyone's trying to date me! But you don't see the gems at your feet! You focus on the ones far away and you wouldn't even know it until you've lost me!" Jennie was in tears.

Taehyung had his head hung low. "I'm sorry, Jennie" He wasn't. Not really.

"One day you'll be begging for me to come to you. And until then, I'll be waiting. I waited eight years, a few more feels like nothing" With that, she was gone, the echo of the mahogany door slamming echoed dully through the house. And Taehyung felt dull and empty.

He pitied Jennie. But he didn't feel sorry for what Taehyung did to her- rejecting her. She should've given up on him a long time ago.

He made his way back to the kitchen and saw Jeongguk making sandwiches. He smiled when their eyes met.

"Here" Jeongguk offered Taehyung a sandwich.

"Thanks," Taehyung said, taking a seat beside Jeongguk.

"I'm sorry about that" Taehyung said.

"That's fine. It was unexpected" Jeongguk said.

Taehyung only nodded.

"Is she your girlfriend?" Jeongguk asked.

Taehyung chuckled. "No"

"That's what she called herself"

"She likes me. That's all. I don't feel that way about her."

"Oh," Jeongguk said, taking a bite off his breakfast.

"Bunny?" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk's head snapped up to meet Taehyung's gaze in response. He hated himself for getting used to the nicknames. "Hmm?"

"Want to continue where we left off?" Taehyung was smirking.

And who was Jeongguk to say no to that godly dick?


Jeongguk was able to go back to his house by midday. The house looked so void of residents if you didn't count the maid or two who hurried back and forth often. His parents weren't home. Aunt Mina was probably home though.

He was making his way towards his bedroom, past Aunt Mina's bedroom when he overheard someone speaking inside his aunt's room.

That's strange. Aunt Mina doesn't usually have anyone over. He pressed his ear to the door to listen to what's going on. He couldn't help his burning curiosity, no matter how much of an invasion of privacy it felt.

He heard a man speak inside.

"Yes. On the 16th" The voice said.

"That's in less than two months" It was Aunt Mina this time.

"Yes, and the conference is on the 16th too," the voice said.

"That's great. So is everything ready?" It was Aunt Mina.

"There's nothing to worry about. Our men are at the factory. They've finished producing the first stock. And we've made sure all the products of the first stock were produced the way you told us to"

What were they talking about?

"Good" Aunt Mina sounded happy.

"You're finally getting what you want, Ms. Jeon," The same voice from earlier said.

"All of this is so marvelous" A different voice this time. It was manly and sounded so rich and melodic. Handsome, if that even made sense. Jeongguk was sure he had heard it somewhere but he wasn't sure when or where.

"But what exactly will I get out of this, Mina?" The voice said. He sounded bored.

"Money," Aunt Mina said.

"Well, I wouldn't be doing this if it weren't for money," He said.

"Fame. Your company would get attention. Your whole career would be successful" Aunt Mina said.


As if the handsome-voiced man was considering it.

"But I'll have to sacrifice one of my girls?" he asked at last.

"Mr. Kim think about all the attention. All the news that would be going around. Its money" Aunt Mina pressed.

"My girls mean a lot to me. I mustn't sacrifice them just for some money. I didn't sign up for that. You just wanted some of my men." The handsome voice, or rather, Mr. Kim said.

"The effects would go away in a few days. When it does, everything that should have happened would have happened"

Another silence.

"Fine," He said at last. "But know that if I feel like anything is fishy, I'm aborting the mission"

"I know, Seokjin. But trust me. I don't promise things I can't do" Aunt Mina said.

"Boss, we need to go now. You have a meeting" The other voice said.

"See you, then, Mr. Kim, Mr. Joe"

Jeongguk leaped away from the door and began running but he wasn't fast enough to hide.

"Hey! Stop!" A voice shouted.

Jeongguk did. Why was he running in the first place? It was his house.

He turned to see three people staring at him from outside Aunt Mina's room.

"Jeongguk!" Aunt mina said, smiling. "You came already?!" She waved him over.

The person Jeongguk couldn't take his eyes off of was the tall man in a suit beside Aunt Mina. He looked undoubtedly ethereal. Like a statue. Beautiful eyes but sharp and cunning. He had plump, full lips that stood out most beautifully on his face. He looked like he was in his twenties. He looked rich, and it wasn't just his clothes. It was his whole presence that screamed luxury. He was smiling. Jeongguk had seen him before, in business meetings and parties but only now did he really notice the man was so handsome. They hadn't ever talked or met face to face before.

The other man wasn't someone worth describing. He looked like someone from a mafia or something. Black outfit and a scar on his right cheek. Maybe a bodyguard.

"Aunt Mina," Jeongguk said in greeting. "I just came here"

"Oh, you could've said so, darling."

"Sorry I was passing by and wondered who was in your room," Jeongguk said, embarrassed.

"I don't think we've properly met before," The handsome man said, extending his hand. "I'm Kim Seokjin. Chairman of Jinhit entertainment"

"I'm Jeongguk. Jeon Jeongguk. CEO of Jeon Corporation" Jeongguk said bowing and taking the extended hand, shaking it.

"I know! I've heard all about you!" Seokjin smiled cheerfully. "You can call me Jin. And this is my right-hand man, Joe" He said gesturing towards the other man.

They bowed to each other.

"They are my colleagues. Here for business" Aunt Mina explained.

Jeongguk nodded but silently wondered what kind of business Aunt Mina had with them. She doesn't usually even get involved with the family business. Maybe something personal?

"I'll be going now, Jeongguk. I'll see you around?" Jin said.

"Yeah," Jeongguk said. 

When Jin and Joe left, Jeogguk started asking the questions.

"Who are they?" Jeongguk asked Aunt Mina.

"I told you. My colleagues" She said, simply.

Jeongguk shrugged. If it was something he should know, Aunt Mina would surely say it. Therefore this probably wasn't any of his business.

"Where were you last night?" Aunt Mina asked when he was about to walk to his room.

"A friend's place"

"Ohh does Jeonggukkie have someone? Do I know her?" Aunt Mina said.

Jeongguk chuckled. "No"

"Okay, okay, introduce her to me when you're ready"

Jeongguk will never be ready to introduce him to Aunt Mina.

"How are you so sure that person is a she ?" Jeongguk was standing on thin ice. But it was worth it. He needed to know if at least one person in his family was willing to accept him.

Aunt Mina's smile faded. "Well isn't she a she ?"

"What if it wasn't?"

Aunt Mina smiled. But it didn't reach her eyes. "I'm sure you're wiser than that, Jeonggukkie. You know yourself. And I know that you aren't someone who acts on impulses, baby. I don't believe that you would choose such a wrong path. The future of the company is in your hands, Jeongguk. Be wise"

Oh how little she knows about Jeongguk

Jeongguk nodded. Like that he knew that Aunt Mina was not going to support him either. But that's okay. He still has his friends. He still has Taehyung, right?

Jeongguk nodded and smiled. Fake but enough to fool his aunt. "She's nobody, Aunt"

"Oh you'll find someone nice, baby" Aunt Mina reached up to pat his hair.

"Dad wants me to marry the Kim girl," Jeongguk said.

"Then why don't you give her a try? I heard she's a nice girl. Even if you don't find her as your type, don't worry. I won't let your dad marry you off to someone that you don't want to be with" Aunt Mina said.

At least she loved him like that.

Jeongguk thanked her and took his leave. He reminded himself that everything's fine. That he's okay, even though sadness was eating up at him.

At least he has Taehyung.

He has Taehyung.

He has Taehyung.


Tae... Hyung

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That's how Jeongguk felt with every second spent with Taehyung.

Taehyung's touch, orchid soft, fingertips caressing slow, rhythmic pulses. A tapestry of kisses and bites, sewn across Jeongguk's fabric of paleness. Goosebumps forming under every caress, breathing uneven.

Honeysuckle lips tasting another pair of cherry petal-like ones, sweet and addictive.

Skin sliding against skin and sounds of wetness that had Jeongguk losing his anchor to reality. Hips pressing against each other in a sympatric ardor.

No words uttered between the two. It's needless. As if they had known each other for a lifetime. Capable of giving one another what they need. They do communicate. In a wordless language. Only music. The music of lust.


In a frenzy of finding satisfaction. Then being overflowed by it.

Bed screeching. Bodies in sync.

Thrust. Squelch.

For Hours.

Sin on repeat

Drunk on lust.

Taehyung's smoldering auburn eyes afire. Hands gripping, pushing, holding the boy beneath. Destroying him. Lips meeting irritated skin seeking distraction, a silent lullaby to lead Jeongguk through a storm of pleasure.

Running hand in hand through the highway of pleasure to the heavens.

Small hands gripping the sheets. Eyes forced shut. Bodies becoming one. Skin afire. Burning both of them.

Waves of rising momentum crashing down on them, escalating past fears unfounded.

Ecstatic release. At once. Together.

Two bodies. Shared souls.

Bodies naked and glistening. Trembling from aftershocks.

Indescribable feelings.

Eyes wide open. Feeling the reality float back.

A cool cloth pressed against Jeongguk's abdomen and thighs. Taehyung was treating him like expensive china. The bubble of joy in his chest was only getting bigger.

Taehyung eyed the boy sprawled on his bed. Beautifully naked. Beautifully destroyed and spent. Big doe eyes were staring back at him. Taehyung wordlessly smiled, and continued taking care of Jeongguk.

Jeongguk watched as Taehyung got up and went to the bathroom to return the towel there. Then came back and kissed Jeongguk.

He sighed against Taehyung's lips. Those beautiful plump lips gnawing Jeongguk's ever so lovingly. So graceful. Perfect.

Taehyung kissed the marks he had made on Jeongguk's skin. The irritated redness of his skin that's going to last at least a few days. He licked them, sucked again where his teeth had made a bigger mark on his collarbones. It had Jeongguk trembling.

Taehyung looked proud of his work on Jeongguk's body. Taehyung, after all, was an artist. He treated Jeongguk's body like he was treating a canvas. Gentle and careful. Concentration fixated on painting his body. The only difference was that instead of a paintbrush he used his mouth and fingers. And the final result would be ejaculation.

"Come here"

Jeongguk did. Cuddled his body against Taehyung's as Taehyung covered them in sheets.

Taehyung placed a butterfly kiss on Jeongguk's forehead. It had Jeongguk's heart fluttering.

There was nothing to be said.

No I love yous.

Because they didn't.

It had been one month and a half since they first had sex. Since the first time Jeongguk visited Taehyung in his house, they had been meeting for a fuck date on every weekend. Every Friday Jeongguk went to Taehyung's and he'd stay the night. And come back in the evening and leave on Sunday.

Jeongguk liked it that way. It was a good way to stay away from his house, where he knew he wasn't accepted for who he really is.

Every night, every second spent together, Jeongguk felt so happy. Like in front of Taehyung, he could be who he really is. Besides having sex that was indescribably satisfactory, they talked. A lot. They would almost be friends or something by now if they were able to.

Taehyung told him about how he felt when his parents had Beomgyu and thought that his parents wouldn't care for him anymore. And that he cried that he didn't want a smaller brother.

Jeongguk shared his embarrassing stories about his high school. He even told about how no one except Yoongi and some of his other friends only knew that he was gay. Taehyung said that he didn't know at all, until he figured it out at that meeting. That, even though they went to the same school, he never even doubted that he was gay. I mean Jeongguk was one of the jocks in the football team. Who would've guessed he's a little twink?

Then Taehyung told him that literally everyone knew that he was bisexual. Apparently Jeongguk did too.

They got to know each other a lot. They mainly avoided talking about their families for obvious reasons.

Now Jeongguk watched as his enemy slept, peacefully, while having his arms wrapped around the smaller boy. Taehyung had buried his head in Jeongguk's neck. Jeongguk inhaled the sweet scent of Taehyung: vanilla, perfume and sex.

Taehyung was a drug. And Jeongguk happily let it ruin him.

The side glances in public, feathery touches hidden from the world, sneaking out on weekends. Jeongguk was riding an audacious high. He felt rebellious. They were rebels. It was them against the world.

It made Jeongguk excited. The whole screw the rules thing. It was a new kind of exhilaration.

But at the end of the day the ultimate realization of the craving for Taehyung wasn't merely lust, crashed down on him like a thousand bricks.

It was too obvious. He had tried to deny it, the first few weeks. But it's just too obvious. The need to prove himself. The need to pleasure him. To please him with the simplest action.

The way he felt nervous around him sometimes but how he could've also trusted this man with all his darkest secrets.

The way he'd crave for Taehyung's attention anytime they were together, regardless of time and place.

The way Taehyung's laugh made butterflies erupt inside his stomach. The need to hear that beautiful sound over and over again. The way his subconscious was always whispering Taehyung no matter how busy he was with work.

The way he looked forward to not only sex but to the long talks in the kitchen table. Or on the sofa, on Taehyung's lap. That wasn't lust.

If it was only lust, Jeongguk would be leaving Taehyung after what they promised each other was fulfilled. But no. He stayed the night. They didn't even fuck in the morning sometimes. But Jeongguk stayed nevertheless.

It was blindly obvious.

Jeongguk liked Taehyung.

And the major euphoria Jeongguk came across was that he might as well be in love.


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There were only a handful of things Taehyung found ethereally beautiful. Some of them were his mother's smile, the painting Starry Night, and Jeongguk's whole being. 

Jeongguk's eyes reminded him of the painting Starry Night. Because it looked as if there were millions of stars were hidden there. He could easily get lost in them if he stared too long. His cute little nose, his bunny smile, his well-sculptured body. He was way more muscular than Taehyung but he had a curvy body. Soft, but thick thighs. Almost feminine. He always looked so perfect.

Even now, as Jeongguk munched on a carrot from across the table from Taehyung, he looked so adorable. Like a bunny.

"You're staring" Jeongguk suddenly eyed him.

Taehyung kept staring. "You look adorable. So pretty"

Jeongguk scoffed. "You're strange, Tae"


Jeongguk had started calling him that. It made Taehyung feel things, honestly. He loved it when Jeongguk said his name. The way it beautifully rolled off his tongue. It made his heart skip a beat every time.

"Strange how?"

"Well" Jeongguk took a sip from his orange juice. "In bed, you're always calling me slut and things like that," He said shyly. "But other times you're all sweet like this"

"Not like you don't like me degrading you," Taehyung said cockily. Jeongguk blushed. "Every other time, I'm just stating facts"

Jeongguk blushed a darker shade of pink. "Y-you think I'm pretty?" Jeongguk muttered.

"Of course. Prettiest boy in the world" Taehyung reached out and intertwined their fingers.

"You mustn't say such things without meaning it. People might misunderstand" Jeongguk muttered.

"I do mean it. Besides what do you mean, misunderstand?"

"People might think you have feelings for me or something" Jeongguk muttered.

Taehyung sighed. "I don't care what other people think. Neither should you."

Jeongguk nodded.

"You know the party I'm hosting this Friday?" Taehyung asked.

"Yeah. The one all your friends and business partners attend, right?" Jeongguk said.

"Yeah. You can come if you want"

"I'm not your friend nor your business partner. I don't belong there. Besides, what if someone recognizes me?"

"Yeah you're right," Taehyung said, looking sad. "Wish you were there though"

Jeongguk shrugged and continued to eat his breakfast.

"You know you should take me out for a meal sometime" Taehyung joked. "I've been treating you for so long"

Jeongguk was unfazed. He continued to munch on his carrot.

"Just say that you want me to take you on a date and leave" It slipped past Jeongguk's lips before he could think.

A deafening silence followed. Jeongguk feared the consequences of what he had said. Would Taehyung figure out his true feelings? Would he end it with Jeongguk?

"Not as a date. Just a meal. As...Um...enemies?" Taehyung looked flustered.

Jeongguk chuckled, relieved that Taehyung didn't hopefully misunderstand.

"Okay, sure. As long as we can fuck afterward"


The moment Jeongguk walked inside his house, he was welcomed by his father's booming voice.


Jeongguk gulped uneasily.

"Where have you been?" His father walked to Jeongguk and Jeongguk hung his head low.

"I was with Yoongi"

"Yoongi?! You've been hanging out with that faggot again!"

"Father! He's my assistant!" Jeongguk was bewildered.

"That's all he should ever be. His social status is nowhere near yours. He isn't someone who someone like you should be friends with"

Anger surged through Jeongguk but he decided to keep his mouth shut.

"You've been hanging out with that Kim scum lately"

Jeongguk's head shot up in an instant. "We were having meetings regarding the conference" Jeongguk defended himself.

"I want you to keep an eye out for what he's planning for his company. Try to find some fault and it'll be important for us in the future if we have to sue their company"

"Dad! Why would we sue their company? Why do you even hate them so much?"

"Shut it! Why wouldn't we sue them? All they had ever been is a pain in the ass. Stealing our customers. Getting the award for the best entrepreneur for three years straight!"

Jeongguk sighed in defeat. There was no use arguing with his father. He only focused on materialistic values in life.

Just as Jeongguk thought the suffocating conversation with his father was over-

"You've been whoring around again, haven't you?!" Jeongguk's father shouted.

"I-I haven't!"

"Yes, you have. Don't fucking lie to me. Do you think I wouldn't notice you going out at night every weekend? I can't risk another dating scandal of you! The tabloids would love to frame you into controversy and prove what a whore you're being. I'd rather disown you than see that happening! Stop fucking around and settle down with Jennie!"

What the fuck...

"You're an embarrassment to the whole family. Is your dick the only thing on your mind? I'm doubting my decision about making you the CEO. You're worthless! Because seemingly the only thing you're good at is being a whore"

Jeongguk gritted his teeth. He had his hands fisted, trying to control himself from shouting or crying. He remembered when his father beat him when he cried as a child. It was terrifying.

"Be a man, for once. You can whore around when you've established your stability as CEO of the company and when you've settled down with a girl. Because for now, you're only the CEO because you were the heir. You must prove yourself worthy to be the CEO. Prove it to them! Prove it to me!"

The ridicule of the words uttered by the man who calls himself the father of Jeongguk... A father who doesn't believe in his own son.

"Yes, father"

And Jeongguk walked away, unable to listen to all the bullshit that's being spat at him. The ground he was standing on felt like lava. It was suffocation to him. The only escape from the monstrous thoughts reflecting his father's words would be to lock himself in the confines of his room.

Jeongguk turned and admired his physique in the massive mirror of his closet. He looked good. Fine, he guessed. A black baggie hoodie, tight black pants, and converse. Perfect.

After arguing with himself for almost a whole week, he decided to give in to himself and go to Taehyung's party. A bad decision, really. Everyone in there is going to know Jeongguk. Had probably seen him at least once in their lives. He was done for if he was spotted.

That's why he decided to go past midnight when most of them would be drunk. And they won't be able to recognize him if he's in a hoodie and face mask, right?

He just wanted to see Taehyung. He missed him. Maybe...just maybe dance around a little with him. Or fuck around in his bedroom upstairs while all these people would have no idea who Kim Taehyung was fucking. The secrecy. It excited Jeongguk.

Deciding he looked perfect, Jeongguk made his way downstairs silently. The whole house was basked in darkness, its residents probably asleep. Just as he was about to open the door to go outside, a light switched on. Jeongguk panicked and turned around.

Aunt Mina was standing a few feet away from him, holding a glass of water.

"And where are you sneaking out in the middle of the night?" She asked.

Jeongguk's throat was dry. He gulped. "A- a friend's party, Aunty"

"A party, you say?"

"Yeah" Jeongguk grinned.


" wouldn't know him, Aunty. One of my high school friends"

"But you don't keep contact with any of them now, do you?"

Jeongguk sighed. He walked to where Aunt Mina was standing. "Aunty, I'll be going. I'm late already" He said and kissed his cheek. Before she could say anything else, he was out of the door.

Jeongguk was welcomed with loud music the moment he stepped into the Kim residence. He was let in without checking his identity because he came in the same car he'd been visiting by for the last few weeks.

Jeongguk was surprised to find that the crowd wasn't more than 100 people altogether. Couples making out, chatter, people dancing, drinking, everything you'd usually see at a party was happening. He could recognize almm=ost everyone at the party. All the rich people in the country, and their daughters and their sons. Having the time of their life because it’s not every day you can take a break from being responsible. 

Jeongguk wasn't sure what he was expecting. It was a dark atmosphere, besides all the smoky lights of different colors. It looked like a normal college party. All, except for the fact that all the people attending were filthy rich and wore international brands and the glasses they held didn't consist of cheap beer but thousands-of-dollars' worth alcohol.

Jeongguk had his hood up and he poured himself a drink. He leaned against a wall and tried to keep a low profile while he searched for Taehyung in the crowd.

After a few minutes of looking, seeing no Taehyung, he decided to go upstairs and look for him. He took the stairs up, which had couples making out all the way up to the second floor, and went straight to Taehyung's room, which he was too familiar with. He was surprised to find it locked.

Jeongguk took off his face mask and pressed his ear to the door to see if anyone was inside but there were no sounds coming from inside. He figured that Taehyung probably didn't want anyone fucking in his own bed and had locked his door for that reason.

Jeongguk walked off to other rooms. The room beside Taehyung's was locked too. It was his brother's room, Jeongguk remembered Taehyung saying.

He made it to one of the guest rooms. He pushed the handle down and found out as soon that it wasn't locked.

Jeongguk paused. What was he even expecting from opening the door? He just wanted to see Taehyung. But he was nowhere to be found. He didn't know what he was expecting to see from the other side of the door. But Taehyung should either be on the second floor in this room or in the rooftop. Jeongguk wished that it was the latter.

With a thumping heart, Jeongguk pushed the door open.

Jeongguk was in no way ready to face what he saw.

The first thing he saw was a woman. She was naked except for a bra that was also not quite covering her breasts. Then it was the man she was on top of.

His hands gripped her waist as she rode him like a lunatic. A pace faster than what Jeongguk could've managed. The man's face was scrunched in pleasure. Sinful sounds escaped his lips. The sounds were muffled as if he were trying his best not to let out any sounds. Or trying not to enjoy what was happening. The woman was literally whining too.

But nothing about the woman was registered in Jeongguk's mind. The only thing that kept playing on his mind was the man's face. How lost in ecstasy it looked. Jeongguk had seen it so many times.

His mind buzzed, unable to contemplate anything happening in front of him. He couldn't believe what he was seeing.

He was frozen in the doorway as he watched in horror as the girl fucked Taehyung.

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Jeongguk felt like his knees were going to give in at any time. Tears cascaded down his face. He couldn't watch the scene unfolding in front of him anymore. He turned and ran.

He couldn't quite decipher what was going on. The only thing he was aware of was the pain in his chest that felt like it would explode any time.

The second floor was too big for Jeongguk to find his way out easily. He was sobbing and he felt his legs would give out beneath him. So he fell to the ground on his knees and sobbed.

He tried to think logically about the whole situation. He didn't know why he was sobbing so much. Is this how you're supposed to feel when someone cheats on you?

Only that Taehyung didn't really cheat on Jeongguk, did he?

It wasn't like they were dating or had any kind of relationship. They weren't even friends. For fuck's sake they were enemies!

Even if whatever that had, had been something, never did either of them agree not to sleep with anyone else. Both of them were free to sleep with whoever they wanted. They only met on the weekends to fuck. To get each other off. Sure, they talked like they’ve been friends their whole life and enjoyed spending time with each other. But that doesn’t make them lovers or anything close. They weren’t in some established relationship. They were just fuckbuddies. Nothing more, nothing less. They were not supposed to not sleep with anyone else. 

And all this sadness Jeongguk was feeling was only because he had feelings for Taehyung. It was quite obvious that Taehyung didn’t feel the same about him. Nor does he have to. It was Jeongguk’s fault that he caught feelings. He was the one breaching their agreement. You can’t blame Taehyung for sticking to exactly what they first agreed on: fucking without feelings. Taehyung had every right to sleep with whoever he wants without thinking about Jeongguk and so did Jeongguk.

Oh, this probably wasn't the only time Taehyung slept with someone else. All those days Jeongguk jacked off to Taehyung because he was needy and the way he longed for Taehyung through the week, Taehyung hadn't felt the same. He had probably been with other people.

Who was Jeongguk kidding? He was playing with fire. Jeongguk had been too lost in himself to realize who he was playing with. Kim Taehyung. Oldest of the Kims. CEO of the Tan Corporation. The beast. The most handsome face of 2017. The international fuck boy.

Taehyung had women and men at his feet all the time. He was a fuck boy. He played. Everyone knew this. He fucked people and left them. Jeongguk was too daft to think that Kim Taehyung would actually keep it only to Jeongguk. That he'd only fuck Jeongguk when he had people all over the globe who'd kill to sleep with him. Jeongguk was surprised he and Taehyung even lasted this long. He thought Taehyung would’ve gotten bored of him after a few sessions.

Jeongguk wasn't much different, he too was a player. He too slept around with anyone he wanted. However, the only person he had slept with after his and Taehyung's first time, had been Taehyung. It was stupid of Jeongguk to think that Taehyung would do the same. That they actually had something special.

Because at the end of the day, they're still enemies. Rivals. That was something that would never change. Catching feelings for your enemy was absolutely stupid and laugh-worthy. And Taehyung was smart for not to catch such feelings. 

Another heart-clenching sob escaped Jeongguk's mouth. Could you blame him for catching feelings, though? Taehyung treated him so delicately, admiring everything about him. Jeongguk felt loved. He felt important. Taehyung rewarded Jeongguk with everything he never had, things he'll never be able to buy with money.

But all the things Taehyung said, he never meant them? 

Crying over spilled milk was stupid.

Stupid .

Yes, that's what Jeongguk was.

Jeongguk gathered up all the strength of his broken being and got up from the ground. He ran. He didn't want to be in this place any longer. It disgusted Jeongguk.

He pushed past people and ran, the beat of the bass matching his heartbeat.

He saw the door and was making hurried steps towards it when he bumped into a hard surface.

"Whoa, sorry buddy- I was- wait Jeongguk ?"

Jeongguk looked up to see the man who he bumped into. Oh, he was fucked.

Kim Seokjin.

"I'm not Jeongguk," Jeongguk said while he wiped his tears, eyes on the ground, and tried to walk away from Jin. But Jin grabbed his arm.

"Leaving so soon? Jeongguk, come on, let's have a chat, shall we?"

"Let me go!"

"Hey, buddy, you look like you need a drink. Come on" Jin dragged him away to the table where a lot of bottles were placed on.

"Here. Hakuna ma Tequila. It means no worries" Jin said and pushed a glass to Jeongguk's hands. Jin poured himself a glass and clinked it with Jeongguk's and downed it.

What does this fucker even want?

Fuck it maybe he needs it.

Jeongguk downed it in one go and hissed as the liquid burned down his throat.

"So what brought you here?" Jin asked. "Didn't exactly expect to see you in your enemy's lair"

Jeongguk didn't want to answer. He wasn't really in the mood for conversation. But the alcohol was already starting to numb him.

"I just wanted to see what the party was about" Jeongguk grumbled.

"Ahh right? It's lit though" Jin pressed another glass to Jeongguk and he gulped it down.

"How's the conference planning going?" Jin asked.

"Good" Another shot.


Another shot.

Jeongguk was obviously tipsy by now.

"Why were you with my aunt the other day? And why are you here?" Jeongguk's words came out slightly slurred.

"I do business with both parties. Nothing special"

Of course, he did

Another shot. Then another.

"Jeongguk, you might want to slow do-"

Jeongguk took a bottle of vodka and gulped down the half-empty bottle. Jin watched in horror.

"Fuck, that's good" Jeongguk wiped his mouth from his sleeve after finishing the vodka.

"Jeongguk, who even made you this way?" Jin asked, worried about the younger one now.

"You wanna know?' Jeongguk chuckled darkly.

"That fucker. Kim Taehyung" Jeongguk leaned against the table, unable to stand upright.

"I'm gonna fuck him up I swear," Jeongguk said. "No, I can't do that. I-I-I can't!" Jeongguk sniffed.

Jin was confused. "What did he even do to you?"

"He fucked me up, Hyung" Jeongguk was in tears. "I don't deserve to be treated like this" Jeongguk took a step towards Jin but ended up falling towards him and Jin, fortunately, caught him.

Jeongguk sniffled against Jin's neck.

"I want mommy" Jeongguk whispered against Jin's neck.


Before Jin could say another word, both Jeongguk's hands were on Jin's cheeks.

"Mommy," Jeongguk said. "You look so handsome, you know. Gosh, you might even be more handsome than Taehyung. No, no Taehyung's more handsome. But oh fuck, you're so hot, Jin"

Jin gulped. "I-I know that, Jeongguk"

Jeongguk pouted. "Will you fuck me?"

Jin's eyes widened. "Jeongguk I-"

Before Jin could oppose, Jeongguk's lips were already on Jin's.

The younger's kiss was sloppy and before Jin could respond to it in any way-


Jeongguk broke the kiss and turned to see a very angry Taehyung staring at him. His hair was neat as if it had been combed. His clothes, on the other hand, looked messed up.


Jeongguk lunged himself at Taehyung and Taehyung caught him before he could fall.

"Why are you here?" Taehyung asked the younger boy who was pouting at him through half-lidded eyes.

"You meanie! Daddy is so mean to baby Jeonggukkie" Taehyung gulped and looked at Jin.

"He's drunk," Jin said.

"Yeah, I can see that," Taehyung said, annoyed. "I'll take him upstairs. Someone might see him here" Taehyung turned to leave.

"And Jin," Taehyung said, looking back. "If you say a single word about what you saw and heard, I'll sue your whole company and tell Namjoon that you stole his dildo"

"You wouldn't!" Jin said dramatically.

"Oh yes I would"

"Bastard" Jin huffed.

Taehyung carried Jeongguk to his room, which was locked. He unlocked it and locked it again behind him. He placed Jeongguk on the bed took off his shoes. Then he tucked the other boy to bed.

Taehyung sat next to Jeongguk and brushed some stray strands of hair off his face.

"My baby. Whatever made you like this?" Taehyung murmured.

A sniff. And Jeongguk opened his eyes. They were unfocused.

"You" He whispered. A tear escaped his eye and then another.

Taehyung watched in horror as Jeongguk silently cried. He had no idea what he'd done to upset Jeongguk. He was panicked

"Baby, what's wrong? What did I do?" Taehyung pulled Jeongguk up to face him but the boy refused to meet his eyes.

"You cheated on me," Jeongguk said.


Did he see?

"You- you! You meanie! You hurt me so much I hate you! I'm-" Jeongguk shouted. "I can't! What's wrong with me? Tae-Taehyung. I think I'm in love with you!"

Taehyung froze.

Jeongguk was in love with him?

Oh no

Taehyung didn't know how to feel. This can't be happening. This wasn't how it was supposed to go. Thousands of emotions whirled around Taehyung's mind at those words.

The other boy had already passed out. Soft snores escaped his small mouth.

Taehyung watched the smaller boy sleep peacefully. He looked so beautiful. Something in Taehyung's heart leaped every time he saw Jeongguk. Now wasn't any different. He wanted to protect the other boy at all costs.

Taehyung was confused. He didn't know how to react to what he'd just heard. They were enemies. What they had was temporary. They were supposed to break it off someday. Because they would never be anything other than enemies because of the rivalry between their families. It was impossible as long as they were still members of their family. Taehyung only wanted to enjoy it to the fullest while he was with Jeongguk.

Because Jeongguk made him happy. There was something that made him want to be with him. Which was what made him so needy for the younger boy.

But love? That wasn’t part of the plan. That wasn't an area Taehyung was experienced in. He didn’t know what to do now. He didn’t understand what to do because all he wanted was to be selfish and keep doing this with Jeongguk. But he couldn’t do that. He mustn’t. Because at the end of the day, he cared for Jeongguk. He wanted the best for him.

It’s only been a few months since they started this. Jeongguk couldn't be too deep in this right? He would soon be able to forget about his feelings about Taehyung and move on with his life.

So he did what was best for both of them. He took one last look at Jeongguk and left the room.

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Jeongguk woke up feeling too hot. He was too warm. Then he felt the arm around his body. Jeongguk's back was pressed against Taehyung's front.

Jeongguk tried to wiggle out of Taehyung's hold but to no avail, he wouldn't be able to do so without waking up the older.

He could hardly remember anything from the last night. He had a slight headache too. But oh


Memories of the previous night started flooding in as he searched his mind. Taehyung with someone else... Jeongguk crying and...Oh my god... Seokjin

He remembered meeting Jin but then drinking with him but the rest seemed blurred. How did he even end up in Taehyung's bed?

Did they have sex?

No, that can't be, right? Taehyung wouldn't. Not when Jeongguk was drunk. He was wearing the same clothes from the previous night so he figured out nothing probably happened.

It still hurt, when the scenario of Taehyung with that girl flashed across his mind. Somehow he felt like he didn't have the right to be sad. Or even be hurt. He doubted if Taehyung would be hurt if Jeongguk slept with someone else too. Quite obviously not. He wouldn't even care.

Jeongguk was going down his memory lane, trying to retrieve some of his lost memories when he felt the arm that was draped over Jeongguk slowly move. It made Jeongguk snap back to reality.

Jeongguk watched as Taehyung's hand moved to Jeongguk's stomach and below. The hand slowly crept under Jeongguk's hoodie and started caressing his stomach. Jeongguk held his breath as he let Taehyung do as he pleases.

He wanted to tell him to stop. To scream at him for breaking his heart. To just scream at him. But there was something about Taehyung that had him feeling powerless to his desires. So he just closed his eyes and embraced the comfort Taehyung's soft caresses offered.

Until it wasn't soft anymore.

The hand traveled downward and stopped at the waistband of Jeongguk's trousers. A thumb slipped past it that had Jeongguk's eyes snapping open. Another finger and then all of Taehyung's hand was inside Jeongguk's pants. Jeongguk's breathing quickened as Taehyung touched his member that was already half-hard. Taehyung started stroking it slowly up and down. His fingers pressed at the tip that was now leaking precum. Jeongguk was panting now. Taehyung kept teasing Jeongguk and everything around him was too hot. Taehyung gave Jeongguk's base a small squeeze and Jeongguk whimpered.


"Shhh" Taehyung's voice was low and husky. "Baby, did you miss me?"

Jeongguk moaned, as Taehyung's pace quickened and Jeongguk's climax was just around the corner.

But it hurt. It hurt so much. The mess Jeongguk had put himself into. Falling for a man that could never be his. A tear escaped Jeongguk's eyes.

"Stop" Jeongguk whispered.

"What was that?" Taehyung kept going.

"I said stop! Fucking stop!" Jeongguk shouted and rolled out of Taehyung's hold. He sat as far away from Taehyung as he could, on the bed.

"Baby...I’m sorry. What's wrong?" Taehyung sounded worried.

"" More tears.

"Please baby, don't cry. Please tell me what’s wrong”

Jeongguk shook his head, wiping his tears. “I’m sorry I just…”

“No don’t apologize. It’s my fault. I’m sorry for sleeping with someone else. I didn’t mean to hurt you” Taehyung said.

Taehyung knew? 

Jeongguk looked up, shaking his head. "No. It's fine. It's not like we're dating or anything" Jeongguk chuckled through tears. "It's my fault. I shouldn't be feeling this way. I don't even know why I'm feeling this way. You didn't do anything wrong. It's me. It's not like we had an agreement to not fuck other people while we fuck each other."

“Well yes b-but…I thought you were sleeping with other people too. We were just fuckbuddies and if I knew you would feel this way, I would’ve never slept with her”

“I haven’t slept with anyone else since that day at your office” Jeongguk whispered.

“I didn’t mean to do it, Jeongguk. It’s just yesterday I was drunk and…”

"No, you don't have to explain. I don’t deserve an explanation"

"Yes, I do. Listen." Taehyung said sternly. "Look, I don't want anyone to know about this. Especially you, since you're my rival and all. The girl you saw yesterday was the daughter of the chairman of this company we're trying to collaborate with. So you might already know, our electronics business isn't the most successful with sales. So we've been trying to have a collaboration with them for a while. That girl told me last night that if I sleep with her, she'll convince her father to sign the contract. I was drunk and I wasn’t thinking rationally. So I slept with her. It doesn’t mean anything and I’m so sorry."

Jeongguk nodded. "So it couldn't be ditched, huh?" It still hurt but there was at least a valid excuse and that calmed Jeongguk down a bit.

It was a business matter and Jeongguk mustn't mistake business for pleasure. Jeongguk knew all too well that you had to make sacrifices when you're the CEO of a company. And Jeongguk had to admit, there had been times he himself had flirted with other CEOs just so they would be loyal to the Jeons and be on their side, back when he ran errands to his father. Before he took over the company. And there were times he had slept with the said people too, but only because he wanted it too.

Also, there had been times when his one-night stands turned out to be a very useful connection to him, and that way, it’s easier for him to get things done. Jeongguk always considered these types of relationships strictly business. And he never mixed them up with what went on in his private life. 

So what Taehyung did hadn’t been something Jeongguk hadn’t already done He just hadn’t done it after he started this arrangement with Taehyung.

"I'm sorry, Ggukkie" Taehyung said, inching closer to Jeongguk. "You mean so much to me. I didn't want to hurt you. I swear on my life, since we started this, you were the only person I slept with until last night"

Jeongguk looked up at Taehyung. Is Taehyung serious? Was he telling the truth? It was too good to be real. "For real?"

Taehyung smiled. "For real" Then Taehyung leaned in to kiss Jeongguk.

Jeongguk closed his eyes as Taehyung's lips brushed his. He was beyond needy with the visible erection inside his pants, so he pressed further and in moments Jeongguk was on top of Taehyung.

Jeongguk leaned down and trapped Taehyung's lips in another kiss, much to the surprise of Taehyung. Jeongguk pressed more, gnawing at Taehyung's bottom lip to seek entrance and Taehyung gave him that. Jeongguk thrust his tongue inside Taehyung and explored his cavern. Taehyung's illicit moans against his mouth were enough to drive Jeongguk mad.

Taehyung's fingers buried themselves in Jeongguk's dark curls, pushing Jeongguk's head closer to him, deepening the kiss. Their mouths fit perfectly against each other, the way they've always had.

They broke the kiss, gasping for breath. Taehyung's lips were wet and glistening with saliva. A cocky smirk was etched to them.

"What do you wanna do, bunny?" He sounded breathless.

"Makeup sex?" Jeongguk said.

Taehyung shook his head. “I don’t think that’s a good idea, bun”

“What?! Why?”

“I don’t think I deserve it”

“W-what? What do you mean?”

Taehyung flashed him a small smile. “I don’t think we should. I have wronged you and I don’t want to hurt you anymore”

“Tae I told you it’s fine. I understand you”

Taehyung shook his head. “Let me get you off”

“What? What about you?”

“I want to do this. Please? You’re hard, baby”

“I want you to fuck me”

“But baby-”

“Taehyung, what’s wrong with you? You would never miss out on a chance to put your dick in my ass. And I desperately want it now. Why are you refusing? Do you seriously not want to do it?”

Taehyung shook his head. “It’s not that. I want you. But-”

“Then let’s do it”

Taehyung gulped. He was considering it, Jeongguk could see. Jeongguk bit his bottom lip, looking at Taehyung with a pout. 

“Daddy” Jeongguk whispered. “I want you to fuck me”

Taehyung groaned, sitting up on the bed with a smile. “Fine”


Taehyung chuckled. “Come here, baby. Let me ruin you”

Jeongguk lay in bed, panting as if he had run a marathon, chest heaving up and down and a smile decorating his lips. Jeongguk was in bliss. HE felt amazing as if nothing had occurred to pain him the previous night. As if sex with Taehyung had solved all his problems. He felt the bed dip next to him and Taehyung laid down next to him.  Taehyung nuzzled his head on Jeongguk's shoulder, which had Jeongguk giggling.

He had feelings for Taehyung but there was no way he would let the older man know about them. It would only come in between them and Jeongguk desperately wanted to keep doing this with him. Taehyung would surely try to break things off with him if he gets to know about his feelings or things would get super awkward between them, which was the last thing Jeongguk wanted. 

"I need to pee," Jeongguk said.

Taehyung pouted. "Stay" He looked adorable.

"No, I need to pee. Let me go" Jeongguk whined.

"Can I watch?" Taehyung pouted again.

"Ew! No! Gross, Tae" Jeongguk scrunched his nose in disgust.

Taehyung laughed as Jeongguk wiggled out of Taehyung's hold and ran to the bathroom, locking it.

Taehyung, meanwhile laid in his bed, fully naked, and not giving a fuck about his exposed self. He could go for another round but...

Jeongguk stumbled out of the bathroom and went around the room to collect his clothes.

"Let's fuck?" Taehyung said.

"We just did" Jeongguk said.

"Again?" Taehyung sounded hopeful.

"No. I'm hungry. Let's go eat"

"You can eat me" Taehyung suggested.

"I need proper food, Tae"

"Do you know that semen has a lot of nutrients including fructose, amino acids, and fatty acids?"

"And your children," Jeongguk said.

"Hey don't make it weird," Taehyung said.

"I'm hungry! Can I borrow a pair of boxers?"

"Yeah. In the closet. But you never return them" Taehyung pouted.

"I like keeping them," Jeongguk said from inside the closet.

Taehyung smiled. He decided that he had to get out of bed sooner or later so he lazily stood up. Jeongguk came out wearing one of Taehyung's sweatpants.

"I'm going downstairs" He announced.

"Hmm," Taehyung said. "I'll come soon" Taehyung walked to the bathroom.

Jeongguk walled out of Taehyung's room. He walked down passageways leading to the stairs. There were bottles and cups and glasses everywhere. Broken glass was on the floor every now and then. It looked like a mess. Jeongguk slowly made his way to the kitchen, not paying much attention to his surroundings because the place was deserted.

But he suddenly froze. His entire being went cold as he heard a voice:

"Oh my god you guys were so loud"

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"Oh my god you guys were so loud"

Jeongguk stopped dead in his tracks.

He turned around towards the voice, panic eating him from the inside. There, in the living room, was Jin.

Jeongguk gulped. "I-I wasn't-"

Jin laughed. The sound reminded him of a windshield wiper, honestly. He could've found it funny elsewhere, in another situation, but at that moment, Jeongguk was terrified.

"Whoa, buddy, chill. You look like a pig in a slaughterhouse" Another laugh.

"Please don't tell anyone" Jeongguk begged.

Jin's expression turned serious. He inspected Jeongguk for a few seconds, eyes traveling all of his half-naked body. Jeongguk had the sudden urge to cover himself. 

 "Wow, Jeongguk” Jin finally said with a chuckle. “I never thought you'd be the one to do something like this. Sleeping with the enemy? I wonder what your aunt will think if she hears this"

"P-please don't!" Jeongguk felt like crying.

"You're standing on thin ice, kid"

"I know! Do you think I don't know the risk of what I'm doing? Please don't tell anyone, Jin, Please!"

"Jeongguk?" another voice.

Oh fuck me.

Jeongguk was officially fucked. Standing a few feet away from Jeongguk was Namjoon.

"H-Hyung" Jeongguk whimpered.

"What are you doing here? Wait, why are you shirtless?"

Oh, right , he was shirtless too. Who even walks around shirtless in someone else's house like it's their own? Jeongguk's whole body was covered with fading and new blotches of different sizes, shapes, and colors. Anyone could say what he'd been up to.

"Because we fuck" Taehyung was descending down the stairs coolly, in all his half-naked, shirtless glory.

"You WHAT?" Namjoon was bewildered.

"Funny, isn't it, Joon?" Jin chuckled.

"What even- I really thought that you were smarter than this, Taehyung. Sleeping with your family's enemy for decades? "

"What?! He's really good in bed!" Taehyung defended himself.

"That's not the point!" Namjoon said.

"Look. You better keep your mouths shut about this, okay? Or I'm telling everyone that Namjoon likes Jin in lingerie"

"Don't you fucking dare!" Jin shouted.

Taehyung rolled his eyes. "You guys are the kinkiest pair I've ever seen. For real"

"Oh fuck off" Namjoon muttered and took a seat next to Jin.

"What are you guys even doing here? I thought everyone left" Taehyung said.

"We may have used to your guest room" Jin grinned.

"Whatever. Jin, make us some food, will you?" Taehyung said.

"What!? Am I your maid?" Jin huffed. Namjoon and Taehyung shot him a look. "Fine! Fine! Come on, Jeongguk, they believe that bottoms are supposed to cook or something. Let's show them our bottom power" Jin said and dragged Jeongguk to the kitchen.

The curtains in the room added an orange glow to the morning light, every morning a perfect sunrise. The lines of glares that shot for Jimin's eyelids awakened him. He breathed in the soft aroma of lavender that seemed to awaken his senses immediately.

The warmth Jimin felt on his side was comforting as he looked at the man next to him. He watched as the morning light brought his skin to focus, not yet animated with the warmth of who he is, for he's still in the land of dreams. Since there's no better thing to do than to bring Jimin's body close that their hearts synchronize, he decided to hug him till he wakes.

The golden rays of sunrise soaked the other man's skin, igniting his already tan complexion. And Jimin smiled as Hoseok wiggled a little in sleep, close to waking up. Jimin wanted to kiss him.

Hoseok had the most beautiful pair of lips, Jimin thought. Hoseok was the warmest person in the world. He was really handsome too. Jimin simply loved everything about Hoseok.

His arms, not quite muscular but soft had fading red scratch marks, that none other than Jimin himself was responsible for. Jimin blushed, as he traced them with his index finger,  he remembered the happenings of the previous night.

Never, in Jimin's 25 years of life, did Jimin think that he'll ever be sleeping with Hoseok. But last night, he was sure he was hypnotized by Hoseok's charms. The party at Taehyung's had been wild last night.

One moment Hoseok was flirting with Jimin and a tipsy Jimin flirted back. One thing led to another and the next moment they were stumbling into Jimin's apartment.

Somehow he couldn't help but feel guilty about Yoongi. They never really went on a date. And Jimin couldn't bring himself to ask Taehyung about it.

Mainly because Jimin didn't feel like it. It wasn't like he didn't like Yoongi anymore or anything. It was as if Hoseok came into his mind earlier than Yoongi all the time.

There was a reason Jimin stopped sleeping with men. But last night...could've been an exception.

Jimin rolled away from Hoseok, who seemed like he had no ideas to get up any soon, and looked for his phone. He gasped upon seeing 10 missed calls from his father.

Shit. Jimin mentally cursed.

He checked his messages.

I'm coming to your place – Dad

Fuck fuck fuck Jimin quickly got up from his bed to run to the bathroom but the doorbell rang.

Shit if his father finds out he slept with a boy again...

"Hoseok!" Jimin called. "Hobi! Wake the fuck up!"

"Ngh...wha-"Hoseok mumbled.

"My father's here. No matter what, stay in this room, okay?"

"Yeah, yeah okay" Hoseok mumbled sleepily.

Jimin was currently naked. He stumbled to his closet and ran downstairs while getting dressed. On his way, the doorbell rang again.

"Coming!" Jimin shouted.

He opened the door to Jimin's dad, who walked in wordlessly. He looked around the house as if to see something suspicious. He took a seat in the couch and Jimin watched him with his hands folded.

"You look like shit" His father grumbled.

"Good morning, sir," Jimin said.


"Yes, sir" Jimin said and walked to the kitchen. He prepared to boil some water. A few silent minutes passed as he prepared two cups and tea bags.


Jimin's heart leaped to his throat in fear as he heard his father's angry voice from the living room.

He walked towards the living room in fear and saw his father holding up a phone.

Hoseok's phone.

"Whose phone is this?"

"Mine" Jimin said.

"Don't lie to me, boy. This isn't your phone"

"It is! I bought a new one!"

"You fucking liar" Jimin's dad walked towards him and snatched him by his hair. Jimin wailed in agony.

"This is you, huh?" Jimin's father turned Jimin's head towards the phone screen, where a selfie of Hoseok was lit up on the lock screen.

Jimin whimpered. "I'm sorry"

"You are going back to your fucking old habits? Like having cock up your ass, do ya?" The man pushed Jimin and he fell to the floor. He was sobbing.

"I didn't! He's just a friend I swear!" Jimin wailed.

"You still have the audacity to lie. You faggot. I'm ashamed to call you my son"

"Then don't!" Jimin shouted.


Jimin doubled over. A yell stuck in his throat as he tried to contain the amount of pain that was radiating from his abdomen, where his father had kicked him. Jimin felt something wet his shirt and saw blood, coursing through the material of his shirt.

Jimin gasped for breath. Is he going to die?

His father bent down. “What did I tell you I would do if I catch you sleeping with another man?” He spat, holding Jimin by his shirt collar. “I said I’ll fucking kill you”

“Please” Jimin whispered helplessly. Then his father landed punch after punch on his face and stomach. 

"Son of a bitch!" Jimin's father was going to strike him again. Jimin closed his eyes to accept what's to come but then-


A screeching voice yelled and Jimin saw a shirtless Hoseok running and punching Jimin's father. Both men were on the ground but Hoseok had the lead. He punched Jimin's father on the stomach and face until he was unconscious.

Jimin watched in horror at Hoseok, a part of him that Jimin had never witnessed jumping into action.

Hoseok was breathing heavily at the end of it. He stood up and screamed.

"What...oh my god," Hoseok said, shaking. "What- oh no...did I do this...wait JIMIN!"

He ran to where Jimin was laid on the floor.

"Oh my God baby are you alright? What did that fucker do to you? Holy shit is this blood. Oh no. Fuck what should I do...."

He looked more panicked than Jimin. "Okay Jiminie, hold on, wait...I know" Hoseok reached and took off Jimin's shirt and pressed it to the wound on his stomach.

"What should I do? " He wondered again, panic lacing every word.

Jimin started to lose focus. Everything became blurry and then blackness. He could hear Hoseok's panicked voice in the distance. But it soon faded into nothing.

"Jimin!" Hoseok sobbed. "No please don't leave me!"

He didn't know what to do. Yes. He should call the police, right?

Then the doorbell rang.

"The fucking door is open. Come in!" Hoseok shouted.

Hoseok was pressing the cloth to the wound when another man entered the living room.

"Hoseok? What are- Oh My god Jimin!" Yoongi ran towards the unconscious body, ignoring Jimin's unconscious father.

"Yoongi" Hoseok sobbed.

"What did you do to him?!" Yoongi threatened Hoseok.

"Nothing! It was his father! He beat him up!"

"What? Fuck did you call an ambulance?"

Hoseok shook his head no.

"What a fucking baby you are" Yoongi grumbled angrily. He dialed up a number and in around five minutes, a couple of health workers came and took Jimin with them.

The police came and got Jimin's father, Hoseok, and Yoongi went straight to the hospital, who was conscious by the time police arrived.

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"And then I told him that I didn't know how to speak English well and he said that he didn't know Korean either. I bought him a drink and we even took a selfie. And now he has it in his restaurant for everyone to see. He's such a nice man" Jin finished his story.

"You never met him again?" Jeongguk asked.

"Nah," Jin said, taking another mouthful of rice.

The four men were gathered around the kitchen table eating the food Jin and Jeongguk made. Though Jeongguk contributed very little to make the meal.

"I could say that he was charmed by my good looks. He remembered me when I went there for the second time. I would've totally smashed if he weren't that old" Jin said, making Jeongguk chuckle. The other two men listening made little to no reaction to Jin's narcissus remarks.

The food was more than just tasty. It was obvious that Jin was really good at cooking. And also was eager to do so.

Jeongguk was about to munch on a carrot when Taehyung's phone rang. He answered it with a faint 'hello'

"Say what?" Taehyung sounded panicked.

"What happened to him...I'm going to kill that fucker....Yeah...I'll come now...Jin hyung and Namjoon hyung are here too. I'll bring them with me. What...What's Min Yoongi doing there?"

Jeongguk's head snapped up at the mention of his best friend's name.

Taehyung put his phone on the table.

"Jimin's been injured. I'm going to the hospital" Taehyung hurriedly disposed of his plate to the dishwasher.

"What happened to him?" Namjoon asked. "We'll come too"

"I'll tell you on the way then," Taehyung said.

"What about Yoongi?" Jeongguk asked in a small voice.

"He's there too" Jeongguk's eyes widened. What was Yoongi doing with Jimin?

"I'll come too," Jeongguk said.

Taehyung paused with rushing around. "No, baby, you should stay"

"No, I'm coming. Yoongi is there too. Why can't I go?"

Taehyung sighed. "Fine. Then hurry up"

Accident and emergency- wide entrance with automatic sliding glass doors, ambulances lined up outside, people coming in and out. All around Yoongi felt like a blur as he stared into blank space, lost in thought. Paramedics rushed around and about him, voices rushed but in Yoongi's ears, they were some alien language.

He bit at his fingernail rather impatiently as he sat on one of the metallic chairs outside the emergency room. They had taken Jimin in around twenty minutes ago and there was still no news. Yoongi was growing impatient by the minute.

He heard the faint sound of a foot tapping against the tiled floor from beside him. Hoseok too impatiently waited with Yoongi. He remembered how traumatized Hoseok looked the moment Yoongi found him with an unconscious Jimin. Blood run out of his face, and his hands were bloody from both Jimin's blood and his father's. 

Even right now Hoseok looked so pale. It was unusual to see him like this. Because anytime the boy seemed to have a smile etched on his face.

"Hey," Yoongi said, placing his palm on the other boy's knee.

Hoseok woke up from his daze and looked respectively at the hand on his knee and at Yoongi.

"What were you doing at Jimin's apartment?" Yoongi asked.

"Why were you there?" Hoseok snapped.

"I asked you first," Yoongi said.

"Shut up"

"Did you sleep with him?" Yoongi said.

"Yes. Problem?" Hoseok said, looking away.

Yoongi didn't know how to feel. He and Jimin didn't ever go on a date nor did they set up one. They didn't even talk after that day after deciding they should ask their bosses.

"Did you?" Hoseok asked.

"No!" Yoongi said. "I didn't think you would sleep with him though"

"Why? Just because you and I fuck when we feel like it, doesn't mean I can't sleep with other people. Besides don't tell me that you've not been wanting to fuck him too"

"I asked him on a date. He didn't say yes though" Yoongi said.

"You guys are going to date each other?" Hoseok was looking at Yoongi now. "You didn't tell me"

"I'm sorry. But like you said, it's not like the two of us can't sleep with other people" Yoongi said.

"Yeah but..." Hoseok muttered. "I kind of like Jimin too"

Yoongi chuckled. "Me too"

"But I don't want to let you go," Hoseok said in a small voice.

"What?" Yoongi couldn't believe what he was hearing.

Hoseok and Yoongi were maintaining friends with benefits relationship. It was really beneficial to Yoongi because he was always busy. More than Hoseok. Having someone to call and take care of each other's needs and relieve stress after a stressful day- Hoseok, was a luxury to Yoongi.

Yoongi knew that Hoseok always slept with other people. It wasn't a secret nor something that was talked about between them. They only interfered with each other's private lives so much. Yoongi never cared about Hoseok sleeping with other people. It wasn't his place to tell him not to, even though they were friends to some extent.

Hoseok shrugged.

"But you always sleep with other people too. I thought this relationship was just, you know..." Yoongi said.

"Well, it was. But I don't kind of want to see you with anyone else" Hoseok admitted shyly.

Yoongi was trying to process everything that he heard. Did Hoseok like Yoongi?

"Hobi!" A voice called making both men look up.

Taehyung was walking hurriedly towards them. Behind him was Kim Namjoon, Kim Seokjin and Jeongguk?

"How is he?" Taehyung asked Hoseok, who stood up. The others gathered around him to listen to him.

"He's still inside. They're treating him" Hoseok sounded exhausted.

"Jeongguk? What are you doing here?" Yoongi asked.

Jeongguk took one look at Yoongi and hid behind Taehyung.

What the actual fuck...

Before Yoongi could question any further, the door to the emergency room opened. Two doctors and a nurse stepped out. All the men hurried towards them.

"Doctor, how is he?" Yoongi asked.

"He's fine for now. The wounds aren’t deep. His skin had split open and he's lost a lot of blood. We stitched up the wound and gave him blood. He'll be fine. He could go home today evening. But he'll need to rest a few days" The doctor said.

All of them sighed in relief.

"You can go see him now," The doctor said and left. Yoongi and Hoseok went in immediately, followed by Jin and Namjoon.

"I'll stay outside," Jeongguk said.

Taehyung nodded. He flashed a small smile at Jeongguk and stepped into the room and closed the door behind him.

Jimin was asleep, the nurse attending to him informed the men. She looked stunned, to be surrounded by multi-millionaires at the same time. But none of the men were focused on her.

Jimin looked so peaceful, asleep. His face showed no signs of discomfort. Yoongi took Jimin's hand and caressed it, earning suspicious looks from the Kim line. But Yoongi ignored them. His baby was fine. That's all that mattered.

Jeongguk sat outside the ER and silently but nervously waited for someone to come out of there. He fiddled with his hands and kept looking around the busybodies around him, running here and there.

After what seemed like an eternity, Yoongi stepped out of the ER with Namjoon and Jin. They talked a little from the outside and nodded to each other. The trio made their way over to Jeongguk.

"Jeongguk, I and Jin are going to the police station to check on what's going on with Jimin's father. See you later" Namjoon said and bid goodbye to Jeongguk, who waved back at them.

Yoongi took a seat next to Jeongguk.

"What are you doing here?" Yoongi asked. Jeongguk knew that it was inevitable. Literally, everyone knows now. Well, not everyone but still...

"I just came along"

"How could you even- How did you even know....wait....unless...? You were with Taehyung when Hoseok called?"

Jeongguk hung his head low, not replying to Yoongi’s question.

 "Jeongguk? What's going on? Tell me!" Yoongi said, grabbing Jeongguk by his shoulders.

"I'm sorry" Jeongguk whispered. "It happened" He was in tears now.

"Jeongguk look at me" Yoongi said sternly. At least he tried to sound stern but failed to, as his voice shook. Jeongguk looked at him with teary eyes.

"Say it" Yoongi said.

"I slept with him"


Time seemed to have stopped. But the world went on. Voices and noises around them but all Yoongi and Jeongguk heard was a deafening silence.

"Jeonggu-"Yoongi's voice broke.

"I didn't mean to, Hyung. It just happened"

"How the fuck-"Yoongi almost shouted, startling a few people walking by. Yoongi closed his eyes and breathed in and out, trying to calm himself down.

“I thought you hated him! You two had always looked at each other like you’re about to kill each other so how the fuck did you two start fucking? Sleeping together? Like actually touch each other like that? To fuck?

“Okay, I get it! Stop stressing it so much, Hyung!” Jeongguk whined, feeling embarrassed when Yoongi was putting it that way. “It’s a long story, okay?”

"For how long?" Yoongi said.

"Almost two months" Jeongguk sniffed.

Yoongi let go of Jeongguk's shoulders. He bend over and ran his hands through his hair.

"What the fuck did you get yourself into, Jeongguk?!" Yoongi said after a few moments of suffocating silence.

"Hyung, no one knows. Well, except Jin, Namjoon and you and maybe Hobi now. So it's fine. No one else should know. We'll keep this a secret. You'll keep this a secret. Right, Hyung?"

"Jeongguk..." Yoongi whispered.

He let out an exasperated sigh. "It's not about whether or not I'll keep this a secret. It's about your future!"

"But it doesn't matter! We just fuck. No feelings!"

Yoongi sighed again. It unnerved Jeongguk. "No feelings? Can you promise me that you don't have feelings for him?"

Jeongguk gulped.

No, Hyung. I'm in love with him.

Jeongguk wanted to cry. And he was. Tear after tear cascaded down his cheeks, wetting the material of Taehyung's turtleneck.

He shook his head no.

"I didn't want to, Hyung" He whispered.

"Oh Jeongguk, what a mess you've put yourself into" Yoongi whispered. He reached out to the crying boy and wrapped his arms around him. Jeongguk immediately leaned in, burying his head into Yoongi's shoulders. He let his tears run freely as Yoongi's hand comfortingly caressed his back.

"I can't say it's fine, Jeongguk. Because it's not. But hey, we'll figure something out, 'kay?"

Jeongguk nodded against Yoongi's shoulder.

"Does he know? Does he like you back?" Yoongi asked after a while.

"No" Jeongguk whispered.

"Don't let him know, then. Try to stay away from him. Maybe your feelings will go away" Yoongi tried. Though they both knew it won't work out that way.

"I'll only miss him more. I can hardly go a single week without him, Hyung" Jeongguk whined.

"Don't mistake lust for love" Yoongi said, now looking at Jeongguk's eyes.

"Don't you think you just want him? Physically? Because he fulfills your physical needs?" Yoongi asked.

Jeongguk thought for a while. He does carve for Taehyung physically. But besides that, the emotional need is there too. He makes Jeongguk so happy.

"I don't' think so, Hyung. I really like him" Jeongguk whispered.

"Gguk, I don't want you to get hurt. I don't know much about him. But he's a fuck boy. He might break your heart"

"I know, Hyung. But it's okay. If he does, I'll be able to move on from him, right?" Jeongguk said.

"Oh Gguk' Yoongi smiled faintly and brushed off a tear from Jeongguk's cheek.

“It’s not like I want to be in love with him either. But I just can’t help it. I’ve fallen for him. How could I not? He treats me so...well/ He isn’t like what he shows off. He isn’t even that arrogant and cocky and he loves to cuddle. He makes me breakfast when we sleep together and, a-and-” Jeongguk started sobbing again.

“Shh, it’s okay. I understand you”

“I hate myself for falling for him”

 “Jeongguk” Yoongi whispered. "Both of you are the oldest of your families. Eventually, you'd have to marry someone and inherit your companies. Not to mention that your parents had been rivals for ages. I mean...I don't have to tell you, right? ....that you guys don't have a future together?"

"Yes, Hyung, I know that," Jeongguk said. "I'm such a fool for falling for him"

"Don't say that. For now, do what you think is right. I don't know about love either, Gguk, but whatever you do, keep in your mind that what you're doing is temporary. Make yourself ready to move on. Don't float too further away from the ground"

"Thank you Hyung" Jeongguk sniffled.

"I just want you to be happy, Gguk" Yoongi said.

Yoongi ended up telling him about Jimin and him. And also about Hoseok. He seemed to be in a mess too.

"I'll ask about what Jimin wants do with this when he wakes up" Yoongi said.

Jeongguk nodded. "Final decision is his"

"Yup" Yoongi smiles.

"The power of bottoms" Jeongguk chuckled.

"What makes you so sure he's a bottom?" Yoongi smirked.

"Wha- isn't he?"

Yoongi shrugged. "He can be whatever he wants". Yoongi winked at Jeongguk. Jeongguk was going to comment on that but Taehyung stepped out of the ER.

"He's awake" He told Yoongi. Yoongi stood up shakily and with one look at Jeongguk, he bolted into Jimin's room.

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Snuggled to Taehyung's side as he and Jeongguk binge-watched The Vampire Diaries while drinking hot chocolate and eating Doritos, felt like such an ideal date to Jeongguk. Taehyung had an arm around Jeongguk and Jeongguk was halfway on Taehyung's lap, legs tangled together and inhaling Taehyung's musk every once in a while as he snuggled his face into Taehyung's sweater. Every once in a while, Taehyung's lips met Jeongguk's temple, making Jeongguk melt every time.

Their mugs had been emptied long ago and they just sat there in Taehyung's bedroom, surrounded by darkness and the light from the wide screen of the TV, enjoying each other's presence.

It had been a week since Jimin's accident. He was alright, according to Taehyung and Yoongi. Had returned to the office after a few days of rest, much to the dismay of Taehyung. Taehyung also told Jeongguk that Jimin still doesn't know, making him the only person in their 'friend' group who doesn't know about Jeongguk and Taehyung. But Taehyung insisted he didn't want to bother Jimin.

So it was a Saturday. Jeongguk was going to spend the weekend at Taehyung's. Taehyung insisted that Jeongguk did so since his parents and brother will be returning the following week. Jeongguk agreed and turned up at Taehyung's Friday night with a bag of clothes. He had earlier called Yoongi and told him to cover for him in case his father calls and asks Yoongi about him.

Taehyung yawned, now, making Jeongguk look up at him from the screen. "This season is so boring. Like can Rebekah just shut up? She's annoying me" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk chuckled and kissed Taehyung's jaw, which made the older look down at Jeongguk and smile.

"I'm going for a smoke," Taehyung said and kissed Jeongguk on his temple and stood up. Jeongguk watched as Taehyung opened his balcony and stepped out. He lit his cigarette, the fire illuminating his face for a brief moment and then dying down, letting Taehyung get basked in the moonlight again. He leaned against the metal railing of his balcony and let out a puff of smoke. He looked so damn sexy.

Jeongguk paused the episode and stood up to walk over to Taehyung. As he stepped out of Taehyung's room, the warmth of a summer night hit his exposed skin. The smell of night air and nicotine was overwhelming as he inhaled the addicting smell.

"You want?"

Taehyung was offering Jeongguk his cigar. Jeongguk looked back and forth at Taehyung and the white stick, contemplating whether or not he should take it.

He gave up, at last, and took the cigar and brought it to his lips and took a long drag. He felt like gagging. But Taehyung never gagged. If Taehyung could do it, so could do he. Right?


Jeongguk went into a coughing fit when the smoke hit his throat. He was gripping the railing for dear life as he wheezed. Taehyung held him as Jeongguk coughed for almost a minute. How embarrassing is that?

Tears blurred his eyesight. When he was finally done with the gagging, he looked up at Taehyung, who helped him stand up from his current bent position. His cheeks were burning from embarrassment. When he met Taehyung's gaze, he saw that Taehyung was trying not to laugh.

"What?!" Jeongguk croaked out.

Taehyung started laughing his ass off. Loud and bubbly laughter erupted from him as his whole figure shook as he bent down and clutched his stomach. Jeongguk was downright embarrassed. But he couldn't help but smile at Taehyung's reaction. He had never seen the older laugh so much. It made Jeongguk happy.

"I'm so sorry" Taehyung wheezed. And then continued to laugh.

"I didn't mean to laugh," Taehyung said, gasping for breath and trying to control his laughter.

Jeongguk crossed his arms against his chest and waited for the older to stop laughing. After what seemed like a minute or so, the laughter died down. Taehyung stood up straight, facing Jeongguk, and wiped off his tears.

"I'm sorry. It's just you're such a baby" A giggle. "Haven't you ever smoked before?"

"No" Jeongguk snapped. "Unlike you, I have better things to do than waste my time burning my lungs"

Taehyung chuckled. "Okay, bunny" He hugged Jeongguk from the back and planted a kiss on top of his head. "Don't worry" Taehyung whispered. "I won't tell anyone"

"Fuck off" Jeongguk tried to sound annoyed.

Taehyung chuckled again. They stayed like that for a while, enjoying each other's comfort.

"Angel, look," Taehyung's said and pointed towards the sky.

The night was cloudless. Many stars gleamed above them.

"Come," Taehyung said, unwrapping his arms from Jeongguk. "Let's go upstairs. We can get a better view up there"

Taehyung went inside and Jeongguk followed. Taehyung bolted out of his room, heading to the stairs.

The rooftop was a vast space. You can get a 360 degrees view of the sky from there. Jeongguk had never been up here. The place was empty except for the daybed in the middle of the space and a table and wooden chairs with a table.

Jeongguk gazed at the midnight blue canvas above him, mesmerized. The velvet sky was filled with yellow and white shining particles. There were lighter patches, clusters of faint and bold light, the constellations altered according to the time of year. These were the same stars that greeted the ancients, the same ones that would be there in millions of years.

The milky spectacles twirled and danced along the pitch-black curtain draped over the sky, in various patterns. Jeongguk tilted his head, eyes more open than they could be in the fullness of day, not looking at one star but taking in the whole cosmos spread above him.

"Beautiful" Jeongguk whispered.

"Isn't it? Stargazing is one of my favorite things to do" Taehyung said from beside Jeongguk. He took a seat on the tiled floor. Jeongguk followed action.

The two men stared at the vast sky above them. The moon hung in a curved shape and hazy beneath an eclipse of blazing stars. Staring into the cosmos made Jeongguk wonder if they were really alone. How they might not be alone in this universe.

"Do you see those stars?" Taehyung said, pointing up at the sky. Jeongguk followed his gaze to where Taehyung was pointing. "Those three stars that are in a line? Those bright ones"

Jeongguk saw what Taehyung was talking about with a little difficulty. He wasn't someone familiar with the patterns of the night sky.


"Yeah. That's Orion's belt. There the two stars above, his shoulders. Then his head over there. His hand, arrow, bow" Jeongguk followed Taehyung's finger, and the few stars that he concentrated on started to look like a human form, making Taehyung's words make sense.

Jeongguk nodded, after finding the stars with much difficulty.

"There," Taehyung said, pointing in a whole different direction. "That star over there. The brightest one. Do you see it?"


"And that one...and that..." He pointed to stars by it. "That's Sagittarius"

"Oh," Jeongguk said, making up a shape with the stars Taehyung showed him.

"Sagittarius is a centaur," Taehyung said, looking at Jeongguk now.

"What's a centaur?"

"A centaur is a creature from Greek mythology. It is half human and half horse" Taehyung explained. Jeongguk nodded. "And there do you see those bright stars shaped like a J?"

Jeongguk averted his gaze to where Taehyung was pointing and saw a few stars that could resemble the shape of the letter J.

"That's Scorpio, the scorpion" Taehyung said. "Sagittarius the archer was directed to shoot down Scorpio, while Scorpio was sent off to murder Orion. So the archer's arrow is aimed towards Scorpion's heart"

"Who sent off Scorpio to murder Orion?" Jeongguk asked.

"Zeus, the king of the gods"

"Oh," Jeongguk said. He didn't know the smallest thing about astrology or mythology. But he could see that Taehyung had a great interest in the subjects. He could see it in the way he explained the constellations and showed Jeongguk around. His eyes gleamed as he looked around the sky with uncharted interest. His eyes were ablaze with passion.

"The moon reminds me of you," Jeongguk said.

Taehyung turned his gaze to Jeongguk, eyes curious.


"Because you both are ethereal," Jeongguk said. "Calm, quiet, strong"

Taehyung grinned. "Well, thank you. You remind me of the stars. I'm pretty sure there are galaxies hidden inside your eyes" Taehyung said and kissed Jeongguk's temple.

Jeongguk was confused. "Why do you say that?"

"Your eyes are so beautiful. They look pitch black and they gleam all the time. So beautiful. It looks like there's a whole universe in there"

Jeongguk blushed. "Really?"

"Yes. I'm scared to look at them for too long because I'll get lost" Taehyung whispered.

Jeongguk giggled.

"Did you know the Greek goddess of the moon is called Artemis?" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk shook his head no. "Well, she is. She has a hunt and she doesn't have any children. She and the sun god Apollo are twins" Taehyung explained.

"Ahh really?" Jeongguk was admiring Taehyung's moonlit features. His delicate nose, the curve of his mouth. Jeongguk might not know much about Greek Mythology, but he knew that Taehyung looked like a Greek god.

"They are the children of Ze-"Taehyung's sentence was cut off by Jeongguk's lips on his. Taehyung was startled but he immediately closed his eyes. Jeongguk held Taehyung's neck and Taehyung's hand traveled to Jeongguk's hip.

Taehyung tasted salty and sweet. And little like cigarettes. But his lips were always so addictive so Jeongguk dived in for more taste.

Soon they were lying on the cold tiled floor, making out under the millions of twinkling lights. They pulled away for breath and continued to stare at each other.

"You know I don't know much about Greek gods and heroes. But I know who you look like" Jeongguk said breathlessly.


"Eros. The Greek God of Love and Sex" Jeongguk said.

Taehyung chuckled. "But he's nothing more than an unfair person who makes people fall in love with him wherever he goes and leaves them when he finds someone more interesting"

Jeongguk smiled and kissed Taehyung again.

True, Taehyung was as handsome as Eros, according to Jeongguk. He was also capable of pleasing his partners in bed, sexually to an extreme amount, like Eros was said to be doing. But at last, he made people fall for him all the time. He shot his love arrows everywhere he went and Jeongguk happened to be shot by one too. Intentionally or not. Jeongguk was okay with that. He was foolishly in love. However the last part about leaving people who he had gotten enough of....was yet to come.

Jeongguk felt like some mass catastrophe is about to come. He felt like whatever was about to come will leave him broken. But right now, he was happy. And he will enjoy what he's having.

Jeongguk thought that he was being treated as a lover by Taehyung but then again, he didn't know much about Taehyung. He didn't know what the elder's intentions were. Though Jeongguk believed that they were far from hurting Jeongguk's emotions. Jeongguk knew it was unfair and stupid to blame Taehyung for making him fall in love. It was Jeongguk's fault and only him. So Jeongguk alone shall carry its weight.

For now, Jeongguk will ride a beautiful high while being treated like a lover by Taehyung, his enemy. Someday, it was bound to end, whatever they were having. Until then, Jeongguk will stay happy and not think too much about an unpredictable future.

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No 23, xyzyx complex, Samsung-dong, Gangnum-Gu.

Jeongguk stared at the text message that had popped up on his phone screen over twenty minutes earlier. The ID said Tae.

It was a fine Friday morning and Jeongguk sat in his office, surrounded by work when Taehyung abruptly decided to message Jeongguk an address. The two boys had exchanged numbers a while back, in order to set up dates for their appointments . Or fuck dates. Or just dates, Jeongguk liked to call them.

Taehyung had informed earlier that week that his parents and his brother had returned from their vacation, leaving them no space to meet up for their weekend fuck. It had been bugging Jeongguk all week about how they should meet up. Going to a hotel owned by him was too risky because his father seemed to be alert of his actions these days.

So Jeongguk figured that he was supposed to turn up at the said place that night. He sighed in relief that he could finally meet up with Taehyung and that Taehyung had figured something out. A small part of him was happy that Taehyung was eager to hang out with Jeongguk as much he was.

But isn't Gangnam an apartment complex? Did Taehyung have an apartment there? Jeongguk shook his head, dismissing unwanted thoughts, and continued with his work.


The doorbell seemed to echo through the empty hallway as Jeongguk rang it. He had arrived at the topmost floor of the apartment complex.

The door in front of him opened almost immediately as Jeongguk rang the bell, revealing a handsome man.

"Hi!" Taehyung said cheerfully, flashing his boxy smile. "Come in"

"Hi," Jeongguk said, returning the smile as he followed Taehyung inside.

The place was fully furnished, but it looked like no one really lives in there. It dripped luxury and Jeongguk looked around the place in awe.

"You own this?" Jeongguk asked.


"Mind telling me why you never told me that you own an apartment in the most expensive apartment complex in Seoul?"

"You never asked," Taehyung said in a small voice.

Jeongguk sighed in defeat. "But you don't live here?" Jeongguk asked.


"When did you buy this? It was built recently, wasn't it?"

"So many questions" Taehyung was in front of Jeongguk now, trapping him against a wall. "Stop talking" Taehyung licked a stripe along Jeongguk's earlobe, making him shudder.

"Tell me" Jeongguk breathed. Taehyung was sucking under his ear now.

"Last month," Taehyung said between nibbles.

Last month

It registered slowly in Jeongguk's mind as Taehyung's hands started roaming Jeongguk's body. Jeongguk whimpered as Taehyung's hands squeezed his ass.

Then it hit him.

"Last month?!" Jeongguk pushed Taehyung away from him. Taehyung looked confused. His lips glistened with saliva and a beautiful blush decorated his cheeks.

"Yeah, what's wrong with it?"

"But-but that was after we started you know"

"Yeah, so?"

"No, I just- I just-"Jeongguk was being illogical.


"Nothing. Nothing" Jeongguk shook his head. "Why did you buy it?"

Taehyung just stared at him. "Do I need a reason to?" Taehyung looked kind of mad. He sighed. "I bought it because it's better than my house or our hotels. It's somewhere we can hang out and fuck in peace without anyone finding out. No one knows I have an apartment here. Except for Jimin"

Jeongguk was taken aback. Taehyung bought an apartment so they could hang out in there? This was too good to be true.

Jeongguk smiled at Taehyung. But he was looking away. Jeongguk walked towards Taehyung and wrapped his arms around Taehyung's neck. "Thank you. I didn't think you'd put so much effort in this- this relationship" Jeongguk said and kissed Taehyung.

"Why wouldn't I? You mean a lot to me. I'm not letting you go just because some people around us think we're not supposed to do this" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk's heart was bubbling with happiness. He grinned at Taehyung. And Taehyung kissed Jeongguk. But Jeongguk couldn't help the grin that' spreading on his lips. So they both ended up grinning rather than kissing against each other's mouths.

I love you

The words were on the tip of Jeongguk's tongue but he held them back. The words threatened to escape. But if they did, Jeongguk will lose something so valuable. He hated that.

Taehyung pushed Jeongguk up by putting his hands under Jeongguk's thighs and Jeongguk wrapped his legs around Taehyung. They kissed as Taehyung carried Jeongguk to the master bedroom.

Jeongguk was placed on the bed delicately by Taehyung, who hovered over him. Taehyung did quick work of taking off Jeongguk's white t-shirt and started sucking on the space between Jeongguk's neck and collarbone. He lightly bit on the younger's neck making him whimper and started moving south. He swirled his tongue around Jeongguk's right nipple and bit the erect mass of flesh making Jeongguk shudder and moan. He took his time teasing it and then moved to the other nipple, giving it the same amount of attention as the other. Jeongguk entangled his fingers in Taehyung's hair as he teased him, encouraging him to keep going.

After Taehyung had finished his business with Jeongguk's nipples he kissed up Jeongguk's chest and neck, back to his mouth, and pushed his tongue inside Jeongguk's wet cavern. Jeongguk whimpered as Taehyung's hands went under his ass to take off his underwear. They were off in seconds and he could feel his member hard and leaking, probably dampening Taehyung's jeans.

Taehyung kept kissing Jeongguk feverishly and the younger moaned into his mouth. The younger's moans vibrated through Taehyung's entire being and traveled straight to his already rock-hard member, making him leak more and more. Jeongguk whimpered as he felt a finger prodding at his entrance, while Taehyung explored his mouth. He gasped and broke the kiss as Taehyung entered a finger inside him.

Taehyung's digit slowly entered him, and the smaller boy moaned as it brushed past his prostate. Taehyung had a devilish grin plastered to his face as he watched Jeongguk break little by little underneath him.

Soon enough Taehyung was finger-fucking Jeongguk with three fingers.

"Gonna-ugh!" Jeongguk moaned out, as he felt his orgasm approaching.

"Not yet, angel" Taehyung growled in Jeongguk's ear and pulled out his fingers.

He stood up and went to his bedside table to get lube and a condom. Jeongguk watched as he did so. The older took off his clothes, facing Jeongguk, teasingly slow. Taehyung's eyes were fixated on Jeongguk and a smirk plastered to his face as he removed every particle of clothing.

"Tae?" Jeongguk said, as he watched.

"Yes, baby?"

"Want you to go rough on me tonight" Jeongguk murmured.

Taehyung narrowed his eyes at Jeongguk. "Is something wrong, angel?" Taehyung's voice lacked its usual roughness. "Anything bothering you?"

"No. It's just. I want it" Jeongguk said. "My father is being a dick that's all"

"Understandable" Taehyung said and walked over to Jeongguk and kissed his temple. "In that case, I got something for you"

Taehyung said and walked over to his closet. He came out with a...


Taehyung had a white rope in his hands. Jeongguk gulped.

"You liked being all tied up last time, huh? Want to try it again?" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk's throat felt dry. "Y-yes please" Jeongguk whispered.

He was so excited that his cock started dripping more and more pre-cum.

"Good boy"

Taehyung came to Jeongguk and held his hands up and tied them together. Then he tied them to the bed. He pulled his hands once to see if they were tight enough.

"One more thing," Taehyung said. He opened his bedside table and took out a black tie. The same one that he tied Jeongguk with the other day.

"I'm going to blindfold you"

Jeongguk was at a loss for words. They were really going there. And fuck, did Jeongguk love it. He nodded a little too enthusiastically. Taehyung chuckled darkly.

Even though Jeongguk had never experienced this kind of thing with anyone, being dominated had always excited him. He had wanted to try those for a while. But he hadn't found anyone with who he could entirely trust his body.

Someone he trusted so much that he could be completely vulnerable beneath. Someone to who he would happily offer his complete submission. He just hadn't found anyone who he trusted so much.

He hadn't.

Until Taehyung.

Taehyung used to be a harmless shadow in his life until two months ago when he decided to jump into Jeongguk's life. He swept Jeongguk off his feet and engrossed him in a euphoria that he never knew existed. He became Jeongguk's safe heaven, someone he could speak to about anything, his friend, almost. That is if friends fucked like rabbits.

But at the end of the day, Taehyung, his enemy, was someone with who he could trust his complete submission.

"Shall I?" Taehyung's deep voice shook Jeongguk from his wandering thoughts.

Of course. There was no one he'd rather do this with.

"Yes, Daddy"

"Such a good baby boy you are" Taehyung knelt beside Jeongguk and kissed his temple. "We must have a safe word, baby, in case you want me to stop"

Jeongguk nodded. "Cum?"

Taehyung sighed. "Try again"

"Oh! Banana!"

"Banana it is," Taehyung said, grinning. “Don’t hesitate to use it, okay?”

“Okay” Jeongguk whispered, feeling a little impatient. 

“Good boy” Taehyung rasped. "Ready?"


The cloth started to cover his vision. And within seconds, there was nothing but darkness surrounding him. He couldn't open his eyes, for the tie was tight around his head.

The moment his vision blackened, his senses heightened. He could feel his mind drifting off towards every sound that captured his ears. The low sounds of the air conditioner spraying air inside the room to the sound of footsteps against the carpeted floor moving away from him.

He felt cold, being sprawled on top of a bed, naked and exposed. Several moments passed and all around him was a deafening silence.

Where was Taehyung?

Jeongguk's heart started beating faster. Panic started to form in his chest. Where was he?

"Tae?" Jeongguk whimpered.

"Right here, my darling. I'm right here" Taehyung said from his right side.

Relief washed over Jeongguk as he heard Taehyung's deep, soothing voice. He heard the footsteps getting closer and then a bottle cap opening. Then the sound of rhythmic strokes of skin against skin and soft panting.

He felt the bed dip and his legs were spread wide by cold hands. A pair of cold lips met his own and placed a chaste kiss on them that had Jeongguk melting against them. The feeling was lost soon after, as they removed themselves from Jeongguk's lips and he was left craving more attention.

He felt something cold and hard against his fluttering hole. Something much bigger than three fingers. It soon started pushing in slowly. It continued pushing in until Taehyung completely bottomed out. Jeongguk moaned loudly as Taehyung's dick brushed past his prostate.

Without further ado, Taehyung started thrusting in and out of Jeongguk. Hard thrusts that had the bed creaking.

Taehyung brutally groped Jeongguk's hips and put his legs above his shoulders to fuck Jeongguk at a better angle. Loud whiny moans escaped Jeongguk's lips. Taehyung started thrusting at an inhuman speed and Jeongguk pulled at his restraints.

He needed to touch something. Touch Taehyung or himself because his climax was approaching. But he couldn't. All he could do was pull at the tight ropes that did no good than hurt his wrists. He couldn't see what was happening to him. He could only feel. Feel the way Taehyung rocked his hips against Jeongguk hard and fast and- just what Jeongguk needed. HE could feel every feather-light touch and rough grope, slap against his body from Taehyung. And every time their skin touched, he felt ecstatic. 

All Jeongguk could do was let the dominating man take control of his body, let him use him, in all the ways he desired. To be under his complete dominance. And all he could do with his own body was moan, express the exhilarating pleasure that surged through his body with every thrust. He loved it a little too much.

Jeongguk came, ribbons of white spurting from his cock. He panted. Taehyung still hadn't reached his climax so he kept thrusting in and out of Jeongguk's flaccid body. Soon his thrusts became sloppy and erratic. He came, inside Jeongguk.

Only then did Jeongguk realize that Taehyung hadn't used a condom. Jeongguk gasped as he felt the hot semen inside him, slowly making its way down his ass hole.

Taehyung had pulled out and the blindfold came away first and then the ropes around his hands loosened.

Taehyung massaged Jeongguk's wrists and planted kisses along Jeongguk's wrists and forehead. He ran to the bathroom and came back with a wet towel. He started cleaning Jeongguk up with the utmost care, all the while telling him what a good boy he is.

"I'm sorry I didn't tell you about not using a condom," Taehyung said, at last.

"It's fine. I liked it" Jeongguk said groggily. They’ve fucked without a condom before and there was something about Taehyung breaking loose inside of him that he found extremely erotic. 


"Yeah I like it when you cum inside me"


“We mustn’t use a condom next time either. I love it”

Taehyung chuckled and planted a kiss on top of Jeongguk’s head, making the younger boy’s eyes flutter close for a brief second and butterflies erupt in his stomach. 

“You’re so kinky. It’s so hot” Taehyung whispered. Jeongguk giggled at that. 

Taehyung covered Jeongguk in a blanket and cuddled him. "You're such a beautiful baby hmm? You did so well" Taehyung whispered as he tightened his embrace around Jeongguk.

Jeongguk felt pretty overwhelmed with everything around him and with the high from the orgasm was still thrumming in his veins but he didn't mind when Taehyung cuddled him and prepped kisses along his forehead and neck.

Exhausted, Jeongguk fell into a deep, dreamless slumber within seconds.

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Taehyung was drowning.

He felt so wet. Like there was some liquid all around him and his whole body was being drowned by it. But then he felt so hot. Like he was steaming.

He also felt the need to pee.

But that wasn't the case. He was so, so wet. Consciousness flowed back to Taehyung as he slowly opened his eyes. Eyes squinting at the sunlight that was streaming through his blinds as his surroundings became less blurred.

When he was fully conscious he felt that wetness again. Taehyung groaned as he felt a familiar heat in his lower stomach.

He was on his period.

I'm kidding. Duh.

Jeongguk's figure came into focus. He was bobbing his head up and down Taehyung's hard shaft a little too enthusiastically.

"Fuck" Taehyung moaned and Jeongguk looked up from Taehyung's dick to meet his gaze. He looked so pretty. With saliva and cum glistening on his lips and cheeks blushed a beautiful pink, hair disarrayed atop his head, he looked so sinful and angelic.

He smiled up at Taehyung teasingly.

"Fuck. This is the best way to wake up, I swear" Taehyung groaned.

Jeongguk smiled and went back to sucking Taehyung's cock.

"Wait. Wait" Taehyung said, making Jeongguk stop and look up. "Hold on," Taehyung said and sat up on the bed and threw his legs over so he was sitting at the edge of the bed.

"Come on, now, baby. Kneel"

Jeongguk obeyed. He knelt down between Taehyung's knees and looked up at him with his pretty doe eyes and long lashes.

Jeongguk was the prettiest boy Taehyung had ever met. He was so beautiful. He had the plumpest cheeks. The lushest lips. The longest lashes. Cutest nose. And his eyes. Oh, Taehyung could write a whole ode or paint a thousand pictures inspired by Jeongguk's eyes. What did Taehyung do in his previous life to deserve such a beautiful person? Someone who is beautiful inside out.

"You're the prettiest baby" Taehyung's words did no justice to the myriad thoughts that crossed his mind. All of them admirations of Jeongguk.

“You’re prettiest when you’re on your knees in front of me”

Jeongguk blushed a darker shade of pink at those words from Taehyung. He looked adorable and sexy at the same time. 

"Now suck" Taehyung whispered.

Jeongguk instantly obliged and took Taehyung's dick into his small hands and began to suck on the tip. He took more and more of Taehyung in his mouth and bobbed his head up and down his shaft. Wet, slurping sounds with pants and moans could be heard from the room.

Jeongguk took out Taehyung's dick from his mouth to catch his breath after a while. Taehyung smeared the strings of cum leaving his cock on Jeongguk's lips like lipstick.

Jeongguk looked up at Taehyung with big, doe eyes. Innocent, someone could've predicted, if it weren't for the sinful act that he had just been practicing and hopes to keep practicing.

"You're so fucking pretty. Gosh, look at you" Taehyung growled and Jeongguk breathed out heavily, blinking his doll lashes. "Such a pretty little slut for daddy"

Taehyung pushed his cock a little deep into Jeongguk's mouth. Jeongguk let Taehyung do however he wished. Like daddy's good little slut he was.

Taehyung growled under his breath and grabbed the back of Jeongguk's head and pushed his mouth onto his cock. Jeongguk moaned around his cock. Taehyung felt his dick hit the back of Jeongguk's throat and the boy whimpered a little. Taehyung kept pushing Jeongguk's head back and forth his cock.

Jeongguk cupped the base of Taehyung's cock, letting out a whimper with every thrust into his mouth. Seeing Jeongguk's almost-teary eyes, Taehyung started fucking Jeongguk's mouth faster.

Jeongguk let him. Gagging and whimpering with every slide in and out of his mouth. Because he was daddy's good boy.

"Goona cum" Taehyung moaned and his thrusts slowed down. Jeongguk began bobbing his head up and down fast and eager. Eager to taste his daddy.

Taehyung moaned and was almost at his edge.

"What the fuck?!"

Both men stopped their actions and their heads instantly snapped over to where the intruding voice had come.

On the doorway of Taehyung's room was Park Jimin.

Taehyung stood up quickly and pulled his pants up.

"Ji-Jimin I can explain-"Taehyung said, standing in front of Jeongguk, who was still kneeling as if to cover him.

Jimin looked bewildered. He was shaking his head, eyes unfocused and he took a step back as if he couldn't believe if what he saw was true.

"What the fuck did I just see?" He asked.

Taehyung let out an exasperated sigh. "How the fuck did you get inside?"

"You told me your passcode, you idiot" Jimin sounded annoyed.

"Doesn't mean you can just barge in here"

"Yeah because you're busy fucking your lifelong rival's mouth to even hear the front door opening!"

Taehyung sighed again. "I'll explain"

"Yes, you'd fucking better. I'll be outside" Jimin said and walked away.

Just as Jimin left, Taehyung turned around to face Jeongguk. "I'm sorry"

"No. I'm sorry. This wasn't probably how you were planning to tell him, right? And he saw your dick" Jeongguk said, putting in his jeans from the previous night.

"Yeah, that's fine. Not the first time he's seen it anyway" Taehyung said.



"What do you mean!?" Jeongguk was aghast.

Taehyung clicked his tongue. "We basically grew up together, baby! I’ve seen many things"

“Right,” Jeongguk said, smiling. He and Yoongi too have known each other for a long time. They’ve seen pretty questionable things when it comes to each other.

Jeongguk rushed about the room collecting his clothes. Taehyung watched with a smile as his baby fussed around.

"Here, let me help," Taehyung said and picked up Jeongguk's jeans. Jeongguk had put on his underwear already and he let Taehyung help him get in to his jeans. Taehyung knelt in front of him and zipped and buttoned his jeans. After he was completely dressed, Taehyung stood up to face the younger.

"I'll get going then. Hope you guys won't fight" Jeongguk said in a small voice.

"Don't worry. Everything would be fine" Taehyung said and kissed Jeongguk. Jeongguk kissed back. Taehyung could taste himself in the other boy. When Taehyung pulled away first, he was left wanting more. Taehyung smiled down at him.

"I'll see you later, baby" Taehyung said and Jeongguk nodded.

Jeongguk turned to leave but he couldn't....he turned back at Taehyung and lunged himself at him, wrapping his arms around the older and kissing him. Taehyung instantly wrapped his arms around Jeongguk, kissing him back.

Taehyung smiled against Jeongguk's mouth. But Jeongguk kept kissing him eagerly. Call him clingy. But he loved Taehyung. He wanted to spend every passing second with him.

They pulled away at last. Taehyung was smiling but Jeongguk as pouting.

"My sweetheart. You're so needy today" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk pouted again. Taehyung cooed. "Don't be like this. I'll text you when you can come back"

Jeongguk gave up and nodded. He needed to leave. Two friends needed to solve their problems.

Taehyung placed another kiss on Jeongguk's lips and with that, they both walked out of Taehyung's room.

Jimin was sitting on a couch in the living room.  Jeongguk offered him a tight-lipped smile as he walked out and Jimin looked him up and down in a very judgy way.

After sending away Jeongguk, Taehyung sat across Jimin. 

Jimin let out an exasperated sigh. "Now what the fuck was that?"

"You saw Jeon Jeongguk giving me a blowjob. An amazing one, until you decided to cock block"

Jimin rolled his eyes. "I was thinking that you'd at least say that I saw wrong but I guess my eyes weren't lying," Jimin said. "So you're just casually fucking your enemy?"

Taehyung felt so small in front of his best friend. So he stayed silent.

"How long?"

"About two months"

"Were you ever going to tell me about this?" Jimin said.

Taehyung couldn't meet his eyes. "I thought this would end after one time so I didn't think I'd have to tell anyone because it meant nothing. But then it happened again and again until it became a habit. A drug that I couldn't live without. I couldn't stop. I wanted to, at first. But then I stopped fighting against myself"

Jimin just stared. An awkward silence stretched between them.

"I'm not just anyone. Why didn't you tell me?"

"I'm sorry," Taehyung said. "I was just so ashamed of myself. I didn't want anyone to know. I didn't want anyone to know that I was someone who didn't have the slightest bit of self-control. I thought this would pass; that I'd get tired of him just like I always did with anyone but I was wrong. The more time I spent with him, the more I got attached to him. I'm sorry, Hyung"

Another long silence. Taehyung felt like crying. He felt like he had betrayed his best friend.

Jimin sighed. “Tae you were being irresponsible. Sleeping with Jeongguk isn’t wrong. I’m sure he isn’t a bad person but you know why you guys shouldn’t do it…what if your families find out? They’ve been rivals for decades and hate each other to the gut. I’m just worried about you”

“Yeah I get that but I just couldn’t help myself”

Another silence stretched between them, both of them lost in thought. He felt guilty for not telling Jimin. Jimin, the person who had been with him through thick and thin. Jimin wouldn’t have judged him, Taehyung knew. However, it wasn’t only his secret to let out like that. It was also Jeongguk’s secret. 

 "Is he at least good in bed?" Jimin said at last.

It wasn't the reply Taehyung had expected. He had expected yelling and scolding about how he had betrayed his best friends but no...

Taehyung chuckled, tears starting to fill up in his eyes.

"Yes. Very" Taehyung's voice trembled.

"Oh, you big bear" Jimin sat down next to Taehyung and wrapped his arms around him. Taehyung let Jimin cradle him and more tears streamed down his cheeks.

"Don't cry" Jimin sniffled. "You know that I cry when you do" And tears started streaming down Jimin's cheeks.

"Jimin-ah" Taehyung whined. "Don't cry"

"You stop crying first"

Taehyung sniffled. "Ok. Ok. I'm not crying anymore" Taehyung wiped his tears.

"Good," Jimin said and Taehyung reached to wipe away his tears with his small hands.

"I won't tell you that it's okay that you didn't tell me. I'm a little hurt. But I kind of understand. But Taehyung, we've known each other forever. I'll never not understand you. I'm just sad that you could've gone through a rough time and I wasn't there to listen to you"

"It's okay. I was fine"

"The thing is, Yoongi wanted to take me out on a date but I didn't tell you about it either so I think we're balanced"

"My wrongdoings outweigh yours, Jimin-ah," Taehyung said. "Did you go out with him?"

"No. Because I forgot to ask you"

"But why would you ask me?"

"Well...because he works for Jeon and your family and their family are enemies and all that..." Jimin muttered.

"Jimin! There's no need for you to ask me to date anyone! That's ridiculous! The fact that our families are decade-long enemies, shouldn't affect the people around me. If you like him, go ahead"

Jimin nodded. "Thanks. But I don't know what to do. I've been hanging out with both Hobi and Yoongi these few weeks"

"Oh," Taehyung said. "You like both of them?"

"Kind of" Jimin muttered, fumbling with his fingers. "I'm not dating Hobi but I want to. I just can't choose. I don't want to"

"Then don't"

"What?!" Jimin's head shot up to meet Taehyung's gaze.

"Don't choose" Taehyung said bluntly. "Date both of them. As long as you three are okay with it, everything is fine"

"Like a poly relationship?"


"I don't know, Taehyung" Jimin muttered. "It feels weird. I should think about it"

Taehyung caressed Jimin back soothingly and Jimin looked up at him. "Enough about me. Tell me about Jeongguk"

Taehyung chuckled. "He's adorable. Really kind, beautiful, cute, selfless, passionate. He's a great listener. We can talk for hours if we had a chance. I feel so much at home when I'm with him. He makes me really happy" Taehyung smiled, remembering his bunny's adorable antics and mannerisms.

Jimin stared at Taehyung as he spoke, grinning.

"Why are you looking at me like that?" Taehyung asked.

"Oh my god, you are so in love," Jimin said. "Like, I've seen the way you look at him, before today. Like some lovesick boy. I thought I was being delusional but I'm not, apparently. You are so whipped"

"What?" Taehyung was panicking.

"I don't love him, Jimin!" Taehyung said. "I don't have such feelings towards him. We just fuck. Honest. You know that I don't do relationships. They aren't my thing. I don't feel that way about him"

Jimin's smile faded. "Are you telling me you guys are fuck buddies or something?"


“You’re kidding”

“I’m not!”

"Wow," Jimin said, looking surprised. 

"I know"

"Taehyung, I don't know, man. You talk as if you're in love with him but you say you aren't. Wow, I thought that my bear had finally found someone. Why wouldn't you date him, though?"

"You know why I can't, even if I wanted to, which I don't," Taehyung said. "Our parents would kill us"

"Yeah. I was so confused when I saw you two earlier. Like my mind went blank. You guys used to hate each other. Remember how you two used to fight?" Jimin chuckled.

Taehyung laughed, remembering those days when the two only threw insults at each other. "Yes. I do. At least I don't hate him anymore"

"I hope you're being honest to yourself, Tae. The fewer feelings you have for him, the better it is. Because obviously, as long as you keep obeying your parents, you two don't have a future together"

"Yeah. That's why we agreed on a feelingless relationship in the beginning"

Jimin nodded, understanding. "What about him? You sure he doesn't have feelings for you?"

Taehyung's breath hitched. He felt a painful tug at his heart as he flashed back to that night when a drunk Jeongguk said he liked Taehyung. Taehyung had been wanting to dismiss what he heard. Ignore it, thinking that Jeongguk was drunk and he was hurt so he might not have meant it. But drunk words were sober thoughts. And Taehyung was helpless. He didn't want to hurt the younger in any way. How could he tell Jeongguk that he doesn't feel the same way about him without hurting his feelings?

He had wanted to be away from Jeongguk the moment he heard. Because at the end of the day, he still cared for the boy. He didn’t want Jeongguk to develop stronger feelings for him. But Taehyung was too far gone. He couldn’t help himself but keep meeting the younger boy. There was no self-control when it came to Jeongguk. And Jeongguk being the one to call him and asking him when and how they could meet didn’t help either. How could Taehyung ever say no to Jeongguk when he knew he wanted it as much as the other boy, if not more?

He wanted to do the best for Jeongguk by breaking things off, no matter how much he didn’t want to do it. He ended up being selfish and keeping Jeongguk to himself. 

"I don't know" Taehyung let out an exasperated sigh. He wished he really didn’t know so he could stop feeling guilty.  "I hope he doesn't"

"Me too," Jimin said. "Hey, I just wanted to check on you. I was on my way to Hobi's. I'll see ya later?"

"Yeah. Thank you for listening"

"Anytime, Tae" Jimin left, after giving Taehyung a bear hug.

Taehyung sighed and sat on the couch, contemplating whether or not he should call Jeongguk and tell him that the coast is clear and he should come over any time.

The fact that the younger had feelings for him was almost obvious but Taehyung wanted to be blind towards the signs. But being blind and continuing to treat Jeongguk like a beloved better-half was only going to end with catastrophe.

Taehyung didn't know when he'd be forced to marry someone, most probably Jennie, to form an alliance. Soon he'd have to end it with Jeongguk, even though every atom in his body refused to let Jeongguk go.

But he had no choice. Sacrifices must be made in order to keep up his family's reputation.

Taehyung hated the thought of Jeongguk being broken. And the cause of tears Jeongguk would shed be Taehyung, was unbearable to even think about.

So Taehyung must let Jeongguk go. He must stop treating Jeongguk like a lover. And treat him more like a fuck buddy. Someone who slept with him for fun. No feelings. End of discussion. He must, so there will be fewer tears at the end of this whole thing.

Taehyung didn't call Jeongguk that day.

That was the first step of letting Jeongguk go.

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"You're early"

Taehyung said as he entered the candle-lit lounge that had been reserved for the evening. Taehyung was a tad bit surprised to see that Jeon Jeongguk had arrived before him.

Taehyung was accompanied by a staff member who seemed too attentive to him the moment he entered the restaurant. He was led to the topmost floor and he had found himself entering a candle-lit lounge that overlooked Seoul.

Jeongguk sat at a table in the middle of the lounge. His outfit, which consisted of a silk shirt and tight pants made him look strikingly hot. He flashed Taehyung a toothy bunny-like grin the moment Taehyung stepped into the lounge. Taehyung cooed at the sight.

"And you're late," Jeongguk said, still smiling.

"I'm perfectly on time," Taehyung said cockily as he took a seat in the opposite chair from Jeongguk.

Jeongguk's hair, a neat hairdo with his hair combed to the side made his eyes seem bigger than they already were. His lips glowed pink and a blush had crept up his cheeks. He looked so handsome and adorable at the same time.

The lounge was literally art. Beautiful Technicolor walls made out of minerals. The large glass panels displayed Seoul's vibrant city lights. Lovely piano music seemed to flow through a speaker somewhere, Taehyung couldn't quite decipher. The abstract décor made the whole lounge look so sensual and romantic .

Somehow they had all the privacy they needed.

"You've overdone yourself, bunny," Taehyung said, looking around, taking the view around him. "You know I was just joking when I told you to take me out on a meal"

"No, I wanted to do this" Jeongguk insisted.

A week had passed since the day Jimin found out about them. And not once did Taehyung call Jeongguk. It was difficult, the whole week not even getting the opportunity to talk to Jeongguk but he survived. But barely. He was almost glad and overflowing with relief and happiness when Jeongguk called him on a Wednesday evening, telling him to clear any plans on the following Sunday because Jeongguk was taking Taehyung out on a meal.

As much as Taehyung wanted to let Jeongguk go for both of their sakes and because he couldn’t afford to hurt the younger boy by leading him on, he wanted nothing but to be closer to him. Therefore he was nothing but a slave for his desires as he told Jeongguk that he was up for a meal together. Deep down, he knew he mustn’t do so now that he knows Jeongguk’s feelings but just as he hadn’t had the strength to keep himself away from the younger right after he got to know about his feelings, this time too he was helpless. Jeongguk was irresistible and Taehyung always wanted to make the younger boy happier so he didn’t really have the strength to say no to Jeongguk. Especially not when he asked Taehyung with that pouty voice of his that Taehyung loved so much.

He wanted to meet Jeongguk. He needed it so badly. The week apart had been torture and Jeongguk’s call asking for dinner together had been like a splash of water against his burning face. 

The previous week where he had promised himself that he wouldn't call Jeongguk, he had vowed to himself that if they do meet up again, he would only treat Jeongguk like a fuck buddy- what they had decided to be in the first place. And that would mean that they just fuck and leave. No cuddling, no laughing and talking. No having meals together and cooking for each other. No watching movies or stargazing together. It meant they weren’t supposed to do all the things Taehyung loved doing with Jeongguk. The things that had TAehyung going through the week. And that wasn't easy to let go of. 

However, he decided to allow himself this. Maybe, one last time, he would let himself bathe in this euphoria. To treat Jeongguk like something more than fuck buddies as he always did. 

When they called, much to Taehyung's glee, Jeongguk had filled him in with details of his week. Jeongguk sounded so enthusiastic anytime he explained anything. But the boy hardly ever talked about himself, saying that his life wasn't filled with anything interesting. He rambled about his week on the phone and Taehyung listened with pure excitement as Jeongguk complained about this and that, the slightest bit of usually presumed boring information making Taehyung's heart be filled with joy.

Taehyung had explained that he had to return home the day Jimin visited and that whole week he had been busy and hadn't been able to visit his apartment. It was a half-truth. Jeongguk somehow believed Taehyung.

Of course, Jeongguk trusted Taehyung.

"Namjoon owns this place. So we're safe. I told him that we're coming too" Jeongguk said.

"Still..." Taehyung still felt like Jeongguk had overdone himself. "You know I'd have been very happy even if we went to a Korean barbecue place"

Jeongguk pouted. "Do you not like this place?"

"What? No. It's not like that. I love this place. It's breathtaking"

"I was a bit worried if you wouldn't like it. I'm glad you do now. It's safe here. We can't risk being seen by anyone"

Taehyung nodded. "Yeah, you're right"

The waiter arrived with menus and a bottle of wine. He poured the wine into their glasses.

"I ordered your favorite" Jeongguk said.

Taehyung smiled. "Thank you"

They ordered their meals. The restaurant was expensive. It was, after all, Namjoon's. This was the second most expensive restaurant in Seoul.

The waiter left, leaving Jeongguk and Taehyung to have a secluded conversation in their own comfort bubble.

"To us" Taehyung raised his glass, smiling at Jeongguk.

Jeongguk hesitated for a minute but raised his glass nevertheless. "To us"

Taehyung downed his glass, the rich red liquid leaving a slight burn down his throat.

"Why us?" Jeongguk asked.

"Because we aren't nothing, right? We're enemies with benefits . Let's keep doing what we were doing"

Jeongguk nodded, smiling.

Comfortable conversation flowed between them without flaw. Topic after topic came and went, food arrived and they ate in silence. Bottle after bottle of wine was placed on the table. Taehyung was ecstatic to talk to Jeongguk like this. He always loved it when Jeongguk talked with no brakes. It was entertaining to merely hear his voice. 

They had finished their meal and were on their second bottle of wine. Taehyung was slightly tipsy, but he was good. He was. Until he wasn't.

Jeongguk had moved his chair to Taehyung's side and now their knees were rubbing against each other. Taehyung tried not to think much about it because being tipsy and a bit horny by now wasn't a good combination. Because when it came to Jeongguk, Taehyung had no self-control.

Taehyung took another sip of wine. He felt Jeongguk's gaze on him. He turned his gaze to meet a pair of shining onyx eyes. Taehyung couldn't help the smile that spread across his face when he saw the beautiful boy.

Jeongguk smiled back. He placed his hand on Taehyung's knee.

"Tae" The younger spoke.

"Hmm?" Taehyung had placed his hand on Jeongguk's, softly rubbing it.

"I wish I could spend more time with you," Jeongguk said.

Taehyung didn't want to know where this was going. "Ggukkie we spend a lot of time with each other on weekends"

"Yeah but I mean, now that you have an apartment, I was thinking that we could meet on weekdays too" Jeongguk sounded a little hesitant and shy.

Taehyung chuckled. But inside he was burning with anxiety. It wasn't as if Taehyung didn't want to spend time with Jeongguk. He did. So badly. There's no other person he'd rather spend his boring evenings with. Jeongguk's mere presence brought Taehyung happiness.

But Taehyung can't have everything he wants. That's not how the universe works. 

"Don't tell me" Taehyung's smirk was playful but forced. He leaned into Jeongguk's ear. "That you can't stay five days without daddy touching you?"

Jeongguk gasped.

"It's not that!" Jeongguk's eyes were wide with embarrassment. His cheeks a dark hue of pink, adding to the heat caused by the tipsiness. Taehyung’s heart skipped a beat at the pretty sight. "It's just spending time with you that makes me happy," Jeongguk said in a small voice.

"It's the same for me, little one," Taehyung said.

"Then let's spend more time together. When you're free"

"I'm busy these days, Jeongguk"

Jeongguk sighed. "Can't you put some effort into this? It's not like you're busy every evening. I don't-"


"-want to bother you but I would love to spend more time with you. Even if we don't fuck. It's just-"


"-it feels so amazing when I'm spending time with you. I just wish we could bond more and-"

"Jeongguk!" Taehyung warned. Jeongguk instantly stopped speaking and looked at Taehyung.

"Jeongguk" Taehyung said, softly this time. Taehyung wanted to bury himself somewhere. Jeongguk was losing control. This was his heart speaking, not his mind. It was so, so obvious that Jeongguk had caught feelings. Even a toddler could tell. But this can't go on. Taehyung let out an exasperated sigh.

"Wh-what is it?" Jeongguk sounded anxious.

"We can't do this" Taehyung whispered, unable to meet the younger boy's eyes.

"What do you mean?"

"What are we, Jeongguk?"

Jeongguk was dumbfounded. "We are...enemies with benefits?"

"Exactly. Forget the enemy part. We are just two people who take care of each other's needs. Because we lust for each other. And that's all we should do. To start this kind of thing was a mistake in the first place. But we wanted each other and that's okay. But bonding , Jeongguk? That wasn't part of the plan"

Jeongguk was silent.

"I'm sorry. It's not like I don't want to spend time with you. I would love to and I enjoy every second I spend with you. But the only thing you are to me is a fuck buddy. Nothing more. We might have some friendship and I'm happy about that. We aren't in a relationship, Jeongguk. We aren't dating. I'm sorry but-" Now or never . "-I don't have feelings for you"

Jeongguk gulped. He had his head hung low, not meeting Taehyung's eyes. He had taken his hand off of Taehyung's knee and was fiddling with his fingers.

"I know. It's not like I have feelings like that for you eith-"

Taehyung laughed humorlessly, making Jeongguk look up at him. "Oh please. I know you like me"

The words were out of Taehyung's mouth before he could decipher the meaning of them. Or the consequences of saying them aloud.

Jeongguk was watching Taehyung with wide eyes, horror-stricken.

"No, I don't," Jeongguk said, voice trembling. Tears had pooled his eyes and it hurt to see Jeongguk like this.

Taehyung was speechless. There was no going back now. He couldn't run away from this. "Jeongguk" Taehyung whispered. "I know you do. You told me"

"I told you?!" Jeongguk shouted. Taehyung was startled at the sudden rise of voice. "When did I ever fucking tell you!?"

"That night at my party"

Jeongguk let out a humorless laugh. "I was drunk for fuck's sake! You believe my words when I'm drunk? I wasn't in my right mind!"

"Jeongguk please" Taehyung whispered. "Drunk words are sober thoughts. Besides, it's obvious, Jeongguk. You're an open book when you're with me"

Jeongguk was silent for a few moments.

"You're wrong," He said at last.


"Don't baby me!"

"Jeongguk, why else would you ask to bond? If the only thing we're supposed to do is fuck?"

"Because!" Jeongguk was tongue-tied. Tears had started cascading down Jeongguk's cheeks.

"Baby-"Taehyung tried to reach out to wipe away the tears but his hands were slapped away by Jeongguk. His heart ached to see Jeongguk cry.

"Fuck off" Jeongguk said. "My feelings are my business. They have nothing to do with you!"

"Jeongguk listen" Taehyung said.


"Please, baby" Taehyung pleaded. "Listen to me. There's nothing wrong with one man falling for another. But what's wrong is the people around us. Our families. We shouldn't develop feelings for each other. We can't. They won't allow us to be together"

"I know" Jeongguk's voice was a mere whisper. Tears kept trailing down his face freely. "I'm sorry"

"Don't apologize for something you can't control"

Silence stretched between them. The only sound that dared to touch the sound of silence was Jeongguk's sniffles.

Taehyung felt dreadful. He couldn't bear to see Jeongguk like this. This was what he feared. The heartbreak. The tears. But Taehyung knew, the later the revelation came, the more tears that would follow.

"If this was some other situation, another life, another family background, would you love me?" Jeongguk said.

Taehyung was silent.

"I would want nothing more than to fall in love with you," Taehyung said after a while.

"But," he said. "I don't do love, Jeongguk. I don't do relationships"

Jeongguk looked baffled and like he was going to cry again.

"It's not you, Jeongguk. It's me. You deserve someone better" Taehyung said. "I can't love you. I don't know how"

Jeongguk sniffled again. Fresh tears started to run down his cheeks again. They trialed down so freely, with no obstacles as someone's hands to wipe them off.

"If-if you knew that you wouldn't like me you- why did you treat me like a lover? Why did you lead me on when you knew that you'd never fall in love with me? How could you! How-"A sniffle. "How could you lie to me and tell me you care for me and then just throw me down a drain like this? You used me! You knew I had feelings for you and you still kept treating me like you loved me. You used me" He sobbed.

Taehyung was star-struck. He was trying to process Jeongguk's words. But with every word that registered on Taehyung's mind, more and more dread filled him up. His heart felt heavy. He was drowning in despair.

"My father was right. All you Kim's do is ruin other people's lives. I should've listened to him when he told me that you'll never be any good to me. I was a fool to not listen to him" Jeongguk continued. "I should've seen that all I ever was to you was some plaything. Something that you could throw away after you got tired of it. That there's no us. There never was"

Taehyung was in tears. What Jeongguk was saying wasn’t true. Every second they spent together meant the world to him.

"That's not true. I ca-" Taehyung started. I care for you

"Shut up! Just... shut up" Jeongguk shouted and got up from his chair and took a wobbly step away from where Taehyung sat.

"I always knew I would end up getting hurt," Jeongguk said in a small voice.

He started walking away from Taehyung, towards the exit door. Taehyung couldn't do anything but watch. He was frozen in place from shock. There were tears threatening to escape his eyes.

Jeongguk stopped at the exit, right before he opened the door. He looked back at Taehyung, who was watching him, teary-eyed. Broken.

"I love you"

And with those words, he left.

Chapter Text

"Fuck! What is this?" Jeongguk gasped out after downing the greenish liquid handed to him. His throat burned and his mind became foggy the moment the strong alcoholic liquid entered his body.

"Good, huh? It's called Ricky's monster blend" The bartender, Ricky, as Hoseok had introduced him as earlier, chuckled throatily.

Jeongguk nodded in agreement. He could feel the numbness creeping up his body already, the alcohol taking its effect.

Yoongi chuckled from beside him while he watched Jeongguk groan and chugged down another glass of the green liquid.

It was never the intention of Jeon Jeongguk to leave his home that Friday. He just wanted to curl up in his bed and think about Taehyung while he cried. Just the way he had been doing the whole week and it sounded like a plan to him.

But Yoongi apparently had other plans. He had dragged Jeongguk to Hope Club, saying it would help him get over Taehyung. Jeongguk had denied, saying he was busy but Yoongi knew that busy meant he was going to drown himself in sheets and pillows and cry himself to sleep.

So he ended up following Yoongi here and now he was on his third shot of Ricky's monster blend. He was very much drunk now. The loud bass around him had faded into a distant hum and he looked around the crowd of men and women who danced together.

He could see Hoseok, arm around a girl as they danced. Well, Hoseok danced and the girl just moved. Jeongguk had never seen a person who was better than Hoseok at dancing. Jeongguk stole a glance at Yoongi, who also was watching.

"You ok?" Jeongguk asked.

"Yeah," Yoongi said. "Why wouldn't I be?"

Jeongguk inclined his head to Hoseok's direction.

"Him?" Yoongi chuckled. "We aren't dating. He always hooks up with other people. I don't mind"

Jeongguk nodded. Just like his and Taehyung. It’s nothing different from the relationship he and Taehyung had. They too were only fuck buddies. It was only Jeongguk’s fault that he caught feelings. 

 He suddenly got reminded of the day he met Taehyung here. Jeongguk was with Jackson, dancing and he had seen Taehyung glaring daggers at them. Then Taehyung had approached him and dragged him across the club and kissed him. Jeongguk had loved it. Loved making Taehyung jealous. If that could even be called jealousy.

He was too lost in thought that he didn't see the figure approaching him.

"Jeongguk?" A surprised feminine voice said from beside him, making Jeongguk turn his head.

Kim Jennie was standing next to him.

"Jennie?" Jeongguk stood up from his barstool, groggily. He extended his hand for her to shake, which she took.

She flashed a smile at Yoongi, which he returned and went back to sipping his Martini.

"Fancy seeing you here," She said, now looking at Jeongguk.

"You too," Jeongguk said. "It's a fun place to hangout"

"Yeah," Jennie said. "Came here with some of my friends"

He didn't want to make conversation with her but her father's words came into his mind. Now that Taehyung's out of his life too...

"Thank you for accepting my invitation to attend my opening event," He said.

Jennie smiled. "Of course. I was particularly busy that day. But I cleared up some schedules"

"I appreciate that," Jeongguk said.

"Taehyung and you are working on the conference, aren't you? How's it going? Isn't it in less than two weeks?"

Jeongguk's throat became dry at the mention of Taehyung and the sadness that he seemed to have pushed away from his mind for a short amount of time, came back at him.

"Yeah," Jeongguk said, "We've finished planning it"

"I'm glad to hear. I heard it'd suffice both your companies. I'm happy to hear that. My father is happy to hear that I'll be marrying one of the richest people in Korea"

Jeongguk looked up at Jennie. "Do you mean Taehyung?"

Jennie giggled, loud, even over the booming music. "Of course, silly. He's my boyfriend"

Jeongguk nodded, more and more sadness creeping up at him. "Did you see him lately?"

"Yeah. I met him a few days ago. He came to Namjoon's office for a lunch meeting. I met him there"

Jeongguk couldn't help himself. "How did he look? Is he okay?"

Jennie raised an eyebrow at him. "Well, he looked fine. You know he's always so cold and timid. He keeps things to himself and kind of gives off a mysterious vibe. I think that's sexy. Well, he looked like he always would" Jennie said.

"I see," Jeongguk said. So Taehyung hadn't been affected by their fight?

Probably not. He probably found someone else the very next day. Jeongguk was the only one weeping.

"I need to go" He felt like crying again and he didn't want to do it in front of Jennie. Jeongguk stood up from his stool and almost stumbled forward, if it weren't for Yoongi holding him up, he'd have landed face-first on the floor.

Jeongguk walked out with Yoongi after bidding a small goodbye to Jennie, who looked confused.

"Let's go to your place. I can't go home like this. My dad will kill me"

Yoongi silently agreed.

The car ride consisted of Jeongguk staring blankly at the passing streetlights and Yoongi stealing worried glances at Jeongguk. When they finally arrived at Yoongi's apartment, with the help of the driver and Yoongi, Jeongguk was placed on the couch.

He groaned and laid down on the couch the moment the driver left.

"He's a dick," Yoongi said as he placed a bottle of water in front of Jeongguk. "I'll make you some lemon tea"

"I don't want it," Jeongguk said but Yoongi ignored him and went to the kitchen.

Jeongguk waited while Yoongi busied himself with making him tea. When he finally came back with two cups of tea and handed Jeongguk one, Jeongguk slowly took sip by sip from the hot beverage.

It seemed to calm his senses and he felt soberer, thoughts clearer. "Taehyung is probably fucking someone right now," Jeongguk said after a while.

"I'd tell you to forget him but you're too stupid and you'd be hung over him for a while. But I'll tell you that he isn't worth your time" Yoongi said.

Jeongguk finished his cup of tea and placed it on the coffee table in front of him. Taehyung meant so much to him. But Jeongguk had meant so little to Taehyung. Jeongguk felt like such a fool. But as he predicted from the beginning, it was after all himself that got hurt in the end.

Tears kept cascading down his cheeks. He flashed back to their dinner, where it all went wrong. Jeongguk had hoped that he would mean something more than just a fuck buddy to Taehyung. But all Jeongguk was to Taehyung was another of his playthings. Another person to fuck and leave when he's bored.

But then again, Taehyung was only abiding by what they had agreed in the first place: fuck without feelings. If he didn’t feel anything more than lust for Jeongguk, he mustn’t have treated the younger as a lover. 

Maybe it’s just Taehyung’s usual charm. He was a charming man, after all. Maybe that’s the way he treats everyone who he has any liking, not just Jeongguk. Jeongguk was never special to him. 

"Hey, come here," Yoongi said from beside him. Jeongguk dived in for the embrace. He needed that right now. Yoongi hardly ever did hugs but Jeongguk was glad he was offering Jeongguk this.

Jeongguk sniffled against Yoongi's shoulder, his tears dampening the thin fabric of his shirt.

"Hyung," Jeongguk said. He was almost straddling Yoongi now.

"Yes, Gguk?"

"Make me forget" Jeongguk pleaded. "Make it go away. It hurts too much"

"Oh, Jeongguk" Yoongi wiped tears away from Jeongguk's damp cheeks. But new ones soon replaced them.

"I'm such a fool to fall in love with him, Hyung. He said he could never love me. Is there something wrong with me?"

"No, Gukkie, no. You're perfect. There's something wrong with him if he says he can't love you" Yoongi reassured.

Jeongguk just started crying more. "Please" He pleaded. "I can't take it anymore. Please make it go away. Do something. Anything" Jeongguk sobbed.


"Please" Jeongguk whispered. He wasn't exactly sure what he was asking for. All he knew was it hurt so much. His heart felt like his heart was going to explode. Jennie's words only brought Jeongguk more pain. He just needed Yoongi to take it away.

He needed someone .

TW: Yoonkook slight nsfw


"Jeongguk I'm-"Yoongi was saying but Jeongguk cut him off by placing a kiss on Yoongi's neck.

Yoongi didn't let Jeongguk continue. He took Jeongguk's head in his hands and made him look into his eyes. He then kissed Jeongguk's forehead, a friendly but affectionate gesture. "Don't. We'll regret this" Yoongi said.

"Hyung please" Jeongguk whined.

“Jeongguk” Yoongi looked at JEongguk with softy eyes. He licked his lips. “You will regret this”

Jeongguk shook his head. “I w-won’t p-please”

Yoongi sighed and placed a soft kiss on the younger’s neck. Jeongguk let out a sigh at that and his hands came to rest in between Yoongi’s thighs. 

"Jeongguk-"Yoongi started but was cut off when Jeongguk started unbuckling Yoongi's belt and before Yoongi could pry his hands away, Jeongguk had taken out Yoongi's cock and started stroking it.

Yoongi moaned as he hardened under Jeongguk's touch.

"You'll regret this in the morning Jeong- ah !" Yoongi let out.

"Don't worry, Hyung, I don't have anything to lose" Jeongguk said, his hand wrapped around Yoongi’s cock. “It’s okay, right?”

Yoongi slowly nodded. 

“Thank you” Jeongguk whispered, making Yoongi smile. Then he started working on Yoongi's cock. Jeongguk wasn't foreign to this. Yoongi and he had slept together more than once throughout the years. Sometimes not really on purpose, sometimes definitely on purpose. 

Jeongguk got on his knees between Yoongi's legs and started mouthing on his cock. He soon started bobbing his head up and down his cock.

"Fuck, Jeongguk" Yoongi moaned out.

Jeongguk hollowed his cheeks and swirled his tongue, making Yoongi buckle up his hips to thrust into Jeongguk's mouth.

"I'm going to cum" Yoongi said and pulled Jeongguk's head off his cock, earning a confused look from Jeongguk. Yoongi dragged Jeongguk to his feet and did quick work of taking off Jeongguk's jeans.

Jeongguk straddled Yoongi again. He was about to grab a condom from his wallet when Yoongi stopped him.

"I won't fuck you. You still aren't over Taehyung and I don't want you to have any regrets"

"Just make me forget, Hyung, please. Anything" Jeongguk pleaded.

Yoongi took both of their cocks in his fist and started pumping the lengths together. They both moaned as Yoongi quickened his pace. Soon Jeongguk had his head buried in Yoongi's neck while he moaned and moaned as the elder stroked their dicks together, applying just enough pressure. Jeongguk wanted to buckle his hips but just as he was about to do that, Yoongi used his free hand to hold Jeongguk down.

They both came, moaning loudly.


"Tae" Jeongguk unconsciously whimpered into Yoongi's sweater. They stayed like that for a while until their breathing slowed down. Jeongguk passed out on the couch soon after and Yoongi sighed and looked at the slightly snoring boy. He kept mumbling Taehyung's name repeatedly in his slumber.

Yoongi, being unable to carry Jeongguk to a bedroom, brought sheets and pillows over to the couch and tucked him in.


I love you

The three words continuously played in Taehyung's mind like a broken record. His mind refused to shut up, though Taehyung begged it to do so. But the only voice he could hear when he was surrounded by silence was Jeongguk's broken voice. He heard it so much that after what seemed like hours, the voice had turned into white noise and Taehyung's head felt like it was going to blast.

When he closed his eyes, because the light radiating off the light bulb on the wall was only increasing his headache, images of Jeongguk flashed behind his eyelids. His smile, the way he flashed his bunny-like front teeth every time he grinned, the way his eyes crinkled, the way his cheeks dusted pink. A familiar warmth spread through Taehyung's cold body as image after image started appearing behind his closed eyelids.

The images changed into one of Jeongguk in a silk shirt and dress pants. Tears cascaded down his face like a waterfall. His expression was broken; sorrow and mistrust clouded his eyes.

You used me.

Jeongguk's voice was poison to Taehyung's already heavy heart. His eyes fluttered open as image after image of a broken and crying Jeongguk began crossing his eyes. He couldn't bear to see Jeongguk like that. It was torture for Taehyung.

He wanted to cry. But the tears never fell. Instead, he bottled up all the sadness inside him. And he was choking on the pain.

Taehyung felt numb. The only feeling that would arise in his chest was sorrow. Everything else around him made no sense. They were just a blur that Taehyung was too occupied to take notice of.

A week had passed after Jeongguk left Taehyung at the restaurant. And Taehyung had had a hellish week. Jeongguk's absence was too prominent. It felt like he was reliving that moment when he saw Jeongguk cry and told him he loved him. It was like a dagger against his heart, piercing it more and more with every passing day.

Throughout a normal week, the two men hardly ever spoke or met with each other before this. There were many times Taehyung needed Jeongguk when he's had a stressful day at his office. And that hadn't only been for sex. Jeongguk's mere presence brought Taehyung comfort. A cuddling session after a busy day felt like an ideal stress reliever for Taehyung.

Only that they didn't meet up after work hours on weekdays.

But throughout the week after their incident, he hadn't spoken in weekdays or texted Jeongguk. Taehyung went home every day with regret. He wished he could sum up some courage and apologize to Jeongguk but, he didn't know what to say. The pain in his chest was just unbearable that no matter how much he wanted to relieve himself by talking to Jeongguk, he couldn't. Taehyung knew that the best thing Jeongguk needed at that moment was space.

The fact that Taehyung would meet Jeongguk at the end of a week was what had Taehyung moving through the week. It was as if he had something to live for. To look forward to. It was nice having things to look forward to. Or his life is melancholic and dull, same repetitive days.

Needless to say, knowing that Taehyung wouldn't be meeting Jeongguk at the end of the week, he had been lifeless almost. His mind ran here and there during important meetings, unable to concentrate on his work. He had received more than one or two scolding from Jimin. And Jimin had tried his best to cheer him up constantly. But he still felt dull and numb and purposeless.

"You're a fucking moron"

The angry voice made Taehyung look to his side, eyes barely open but slowly focusing on the figure sitting on the sofa across from him. Jimin was glaring angrily at him. In any other situation, Taehyung would've been scared to see his best friend this angry. But today, he just couldn't bring himself to care or form any type of emotion towards Jimin.

"What," Taehyung said, closing his eyes again.

"You laying like that on a sofa isn't going to solve your problems. You should either let him go and go back to your fuck boy lifestyle or gather up some guts and talk to him like a man"

"Let me be, Jimin. I'm too sad" Taehyung pouted. He could hear Jimin letting out an exasperated sigh from his side.

"I can't watch you being like this, Taehyungie," Jimin said. "You look dead"

Taehyung sniffled. "I wish I was"

"You don't get to say shit like that when I'm right here you idiot!" Jimin yelled, startling Taehyung and making his eyes shoot open.

"Look," Jimin said, voice more controlled now. "I don't get you, Tae. You said you don't have feelings for him but you're over here looking dead like you've just lost your husband"

"I don't have feelings like that for him. I'm just fucking sad that I broke his heart. And he hates me now. He must be so sad, Jimin. So heartbroken. I-I-"Taehyung was choking up. "I don't know what to do. I can't live with myself knowing that I'm the reason for his sadness"

Jimin stared at Taehyung's figure, which was now hunched, his hands on his head.

"He-he said I used him," Taehyung said, looking up to meet Jimin's gaze. "And- and I can't help thinking that maybe I did. I knew he was in love with me for a while and I wanted to take my space away from him. But it was impossible. I wanted to spend as much time with him as possible. I loved treating him like a lover. I was so selfish that I didn't stop to think that I was leading him on. I didn't want him to get hurt like this, but I still was leading him on" Taehyung rambled on.

“You only did what you really wanted to. Did you not like treating him like a lover? Something more than frirneds? Did you two not treat each other like something more than friends?”

“Yes but only because it felt right and i really wanted to see him smile and shit. He’s the most precious person I’ve known in my whole life and I wanted to do more i guess. It’s just that I don’t love him like that”

It was Jimin's turn to run his hands through his hair. "I've said this a thousand times, I'm saying it again," Jimin said, eyes fixated on Taehyung's. "You are a fucking moron"

Taehyung sniffled. "I know"

"No," Jimin said. "No, you don't. You-"Jimin pointed a finger at his best friend. "-are a pathetic, self-centered, delusional prick. A fool who can't see reality in things around you"

"I know" Taehyung whispered.

"No. You don't. You still don't get it, do you?" Jimin said. "You are in love with him.

" What? No, I'm not. I don't do-"

"You don't do love? You don't do relationships? Bullshit. Taehyung I've known you for your whole fucking life. I've seen you cry. I've seen you fuck around, I've seen you fuck up. And most importantly, I was there when you decided that you weren't going to commit yourself to a relationship. But that was when? When that bitch turned you down when you asked her out in middle school? And you decided that fucking is easier than loving? But how old were you? 15? And now you're 25? You have your head so far up your ass that you can’t see that just because you’ve been a whore half your life doesn’t mean that you can’t stop being one and actually love someone. Are you so blind to yourself that you don't see that you've changed and life doesn't always go the way you planned? That you're not that idiot fuck boy anymore and you're are capable of feelings and love too?"

Tears had started streaming down Taehyung's face.

"I've seen the way you look at Jeongguk. With so much adoration and love. You have isolated yourself in this solitary persona and decided that that's all you are. But it's not, Taehyung. You're capable of love. You're capable of maintaining a relationship. And you're such a fool for not seeing that you are indeed in love with Jeongguk"

Taehyung couldn't stop his tears. Jimin stood up and came over and sat next to Taehyung, embracing him.

"I miss him so fucking much" Taehyung sobbed.

"I know," Jimin said. "You are just pathetically in love with him"

"I never thought I would-"Taehyung was choking on his sobs.

He missed Jeongguk. He missed him so badly that he was being suffocated by that longing feeling. Jeongguk's absence had left a hole in Taehyung's life and it sucked all liveliness and happiness off of him. That permanent gap cannot be filled by work or distractions. Jimin was right. Taehyung knew that his feeling for Jeongguk traveled far more than lust. But he never thought that the weird fluttery feeling in his gut would be love. Coming to the epiphany that this feeling he's been feeling- the need to be with Jeongguk all the time and now this emptiness he had left behind was indeed- love.

The need to make Jeongguk happy all the time. The need to satisfy. The need to spend every fraction of passing moment with him, no matter how hard Taehyung's been suppressing the feeling. He was in love.

It only worsened his pain. Being too blind to his emotions, he had hurt the only person he had fallen in love with. The only person who had loved him despite his flaws and sins. Taehyung's figure shook with sobs as he helplessly clutched onto Jimin's body. The comfort Jimin's small hands offered did too little to calm him down. The only thought in his mind was how badly he had fucked up.

"Jimin-ah, what should I do?" Taehyung sobbed into Jimin's shoulder.

"Talk to him" Jimin said. "Tell him how you feel. Tell him everything. Tell him that you love him too"

Taehyung nodded against his shoulder. Tears kept cascading down his cheeks uncontrollably. He wanted the pain to go away. But he didn't know how to make it go away.

He needed to confront Jeongguk.

"But don't just jump and rip his clothes off the next time you see him"

Chapter Text

"So what are you going to say today?"

Taehyung was sitting comfortably in the leather back seat of his black Audi as he silently watched the buildings pass him by. No matter how comfortable he felt at that moment, seated next to Jimin, his mind was anything but comfortable. His body was tensed all over. He was going to see Jeongguk and his mind wouldn't shut up about the things that could go wrong.

There were only two days left for the conference and he had been busy throughout the whole week with the launching of his new product and its procedures. Though Taehyung wanted to meet Jeongguk more leisurely, like Jimin had suggested the previous weekend, it had been impossible with his workload.

Somehow, they were bound to meet sooner or later. Jimin and Yoongi had arranged a meeting at the place the conference is being held at. They were finally meeting after almost two weeks. Their people had been working on the site for a few days now, arranging things and making sure things went perfectly.

Taehyung's lane of anxious thoughts was disturbed by Jimin's voice from beside him. Taehyung turned his head to look at him.

"I'm going to tell him that I'm sorry for being an asshole. And that I've been so blind to myself. I only realized that I loved you when I lost you" Taehyung said in one breath. He had gone through the words over and over again since that morning. But he still wasn't sure if he'd be able to utter them in front of Jeongguk without stuttering. He felt so nervous. It wasn't in his character to be nervous or anxious or insecure.

"Awesome. You'll kill it" Jimin's encouraging words did little to nothing to cheer him up.

They had pulled up in front of the conference hall. Two bodyguards came and opened the doors for Taehyung and Jimin. Taehyung took a deep breath and stepped out.

When they entered the massive hall, they could see people rushing out and about, workers arranging decorations and tables and chairs. A couple of people noticed their arrival and stopped by to bow and say hello to them.

Taehyung searched the place for a sight of Jeongguk but seemingly he hadn't arrived yet. He was about to speak to Jimin when he noticed that he was no longer by his side. Jimin was talking to a man in a suit, who showed him something on an iPad.

Taehyung decided to stop looking for Jeongguk and get his priorities straight. He had to see if things are in order for the conference.

"Mr. Kim" Taehyung heard a voice behind him. He turned around and was met with Minho, head of the Tan Corporation's preparation team, admitted by Taehyung.

"Yes?" Taehyung said.

"Everything is in order, sir. The stocks have already been distributed to our outlets and supermarkets and the free samples also arrived here a few hours ago"

"Good," Taehyung said, nodding. "Good work, Minho"

"Thank you, sir," Minho said, grinning. "Would you like to see our presentation and video of the product on the screen? We've already tested it"

"Yes," Taehyung said and let Minho lead him to one of the chairs in the front of the hall.

He quietly sat there until he waited for the presentation to begin. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw another figure sitting at the table that was beside Taehyung's. Taehyung turned his head only to be met by Jeongguk, who was speaking to someone on the phone while one of the staff stood by him.

Taehyung stared at Jeongguk. He was wearing a suit, just like Taehyung and he looked handsome as always. He probably hasn't seen Taehyung yet, because the moment he ended the call he started talking with the staff. Taehyung just stared, he missed Jeongguk. So, so much. He missed hearing his voice. He missed his laugh. He missed his ranting. He missed the way he blushed when Taehyung praised him. He missed Jeongguk's whole being.

And Jeongguk looked fine. Taehyung was partially happy. He had hoped that Jeongguk wouldn't suffer. He prayed that Jeongguk wouldn't look like he hadn't gotten any sleep for days when they meet. Maybe he was over Taehyung. Maybe-

Their eyes met.

Taehyung's heart was in his throat, beating erratically. Jeongguk looked amused and a little sad. Now that Taehyung saw his whole face, he could see the slight dark circles under his eyes. The way he just looked tired.

Taehyung was aware of the staff boy who was speaking to Jeongguk earlier looking at them confusedly. But he didn't care. He looked at Jeongguk longingly. Taehyung hadn't seen Jeongguk in so long. He just wanted to run to him and apologize; to tell him that he loved him, to tell hi-

"Mr. Kim" A voice spoke, making Taehyung break their gaze and look at Minho, who looked a little too excited about showing Taehyung the video.

"It's on," Minho said and Taehyung looked at the huge screen in front of him. Their commercial played. He had reviewed the presentation before. He, himself had it made a dozen times over and over again until he knew it was perfect. He'd been dreaming what it'd look like on the screen at the conference hall.

But looking at it, Taehyung couldn't focus on his presentation. He turned his head to look in Jeongguk's direction, only to see him speaking to Yoongi and the staff boy from before.

Taehyung sighed in disappointment and continued to look at the screen.

The rest of the evening went smoothly. Taehyung didn't get to talk with Jeongguk, much less look at him. Well, maybe a glance or two but he was immensely disappointed to see that he couldn't catch Jeongguk's eyes, not even once. Jeongguk was completely ignoring him and Taehyung felt like he deserved it.

They were packing up for the day after finishing all the reviewing and Taehyung was walking towards the Men's washrooms along a hallway when he heard a familiar voice. He took a turn down the hallway and there stood Jeongguk.

"Yeah, dad, everything is in order" Jeongguk was saying.

Jeongguk was leaning on his side against the wall, facing away from Taehyung. This was the perfect time to confess to Jeongguk. Taehyung watched from far until Jeongguk finished his call.

When he finally ended it, Taehyung started walking towards Jeongguk. His heart was beating erratically out of nervousness. Hearing his footsteps, Jeongguk turned around.

Jeongguk's expression was one of surprise but it soon turned into one of annoyance and anger. Taehyung gulped, seeing this. 

Jeongguk started to walk away from Taehyung. Taehyung quickened his footsteps and called "Jeongguk!". Jeongguk didn't look back. He kept walking. Taehyung had no choice but to run up to him. He yanked Jeongguk from his arm and stopped him.

"What do you want?" Jeongguk spat at Taehyung. His voice consisted of so much anger and hate and pain.

Taehyung was shocked.

"I' um...I was-"Taehyung stuttered.

"Can't form a sentence, Kim?" Jeongguk said.

Taehyung was taken aback. Jeongguk was talking to him the way he did months ago when they had nothing to do with each other. Before they fell in love.

Taehyung was speechless.

"Did you come after me to tell me that you want to fuck me again? Like some fuck toy you can't just get enough of? Why don't you just go back to Jennie? You guys are getting married anyway" Jeongguk said.

Now, Taehyung was genuinely confused.

"I'm not-"

"I don't want to hear it. After this event is over, we'll have nothing to do with each other so wait a few days and I’ll be out of your life for good. We can go back to hating each other" Jeongguk said. With one last look at Taehyung, Jeongguk walked down the hallway. He entered the men's washroom.

Taehyung followed after him.

Jeongguk was at one of the stalls when Taehyung entered the toilet. He waited by the washbasins until Jeongguk was done. He needed to explain to Jeongguk that it's not sex that he wants him for.

Jeongguk came to wash his hands. He was completely ignoring Taehyung's presence. After he dried his hands, he started walking towards the door. Taehyung panicked and grabbed his arm, stopping him from opening the door.

Jeongguk looked at him angrily and tried to yank his arm out of Taehyung's grasp.

"Jeongguk please" Taehyung begged. "Listen to me"

"Let me go," Jeongguk said through gritted teeth.

Jeongguk wasn't going to give up any time soon and Taehyung was getting tired of this. Jeongguk was behaving like a child. He just wanted the younger to listen to him. 

"Stop being a brat," Taehyung said angrily and slammed Jeongguk against the bathroom door.

Jeongguk gasped as Taehyung pressed himself against him, the air in his lungs was knocked out. A pink hue covered his cheeks.

"I said listen" Taehyung growled.

Jeongguk visibly tensed, eyes growing wide as they stared into Taehyung's.

"Look" Taehyung started, softer now. "I'm sorry that I hurt you. I didn't mean to hurt you. Ever. I just got so distracted when I spent time with you-"

"No. Stop. I was just another guy who'd get on his knees for you so easily. Nothing more than a fuck buddy who you can just fuck and let go because we had nothing special. It was my mistake for thinking we had anything special" Jeongguk sounded so broken

"No, I swear" Taehyung breathed. Their faces were only millimeters apart and their foreheads almost touching. Taehyung could feel that electricity run between them. The same magnetic energy that makes him lose control anytime he's with Jeongguk. He could feel his heartbeat increasing and his body going hot all over. It was as if something was pulling Taehyung closer to Jeongguk.

And from the pink tint of Jeongguk's cheeks, Taehyung could say Jeongguk felt the same. His eyes kept switching from Taehyung's eyes to his lips.

Taehyung was contemplating what to do in this situation when he felt Jeongguk's hot breath on his lips. He could feel the expensive cologne that Jeongguk always wore. Taehyung missed it so badly. Missed the way Jeongguk smelled after sex.

He just missed him. So badly.

Taehyung could feel Jeongguk's lips ghost over his. The realization that Jeongguk had leaned in more hit Taehyung and this heart started racing faster and faster. There was nothing more he wanted to do at that moment than kiss Jeongguk.

So he did.

Taehyung's lips grazed over Jeongguk's ever so lightly. His eyes were half shut and he could see Jeongguk's eyes falling close, giving in to the light feeling of Taehyung's lips over his. Taehyung was about to close his eyes shut and give in whole, to cup Jeongguk's cheeks and deepen the kiss, to get a taste of Jeongguk that he missed so much but-

Taehyung was pushed back with so much force that he stumbled backward and hit the marble counter behind him, a yelp of pain escaping his lips. His mind was trying to process what just happened to him and after a few moments of confusion, he realized that Jeongguk had pushed him away.

He saw Jeongguk standing a few feet away from him, Eyes growing bigger and darker, face formed and expression of anger and confusion.

"Jeongguk-"Taehyung began. But instantly stopped as Jeongguk started advancing on him. He stood in front of Taehyung and looked at him in the eyes.

"Shut up," Jeongguk said.

The next thing Taehyung knew, Jeongguk was undoing his belt. Taehyung watched in bewilderment and surprise as Jeongguk unzipped his pants and let Taehyung's pants pool around his shoes.

Taehyung let Jeongguk do what he wants, mainly because he couldn't quite decipher what was happening.

Then Jeongguk started undoing his own belt and unzipped his pants. He pulled down his boxers and pulled out his half-flaccid cock and started stroking it in front of Taehyung. Taehyung watched with wide eyes as the younger pleasured himself in front of him. He could feel himself growing harder at the sight.

After Jeongguk decided he was hard enough, he stepped near Taehyung. He looked him straight in the eyes and pressed himself against Taehyung. He could feel Jeongguk's hardness against his thigh. Taehyung's breath hitched when Jeongguk started grinding on his thigh, practically bouncing on it. He slowly ground against his thigh while rubbing against it, moaning, brown locks falling into his eyes.

Taehyung was about to lose his sanity. He gulped, staring at Jeongguk, unable to control the hormones that have been on fire since the moment he saw Jeongguk in the hallway.

"L-Let me fuck you, please," Taehyung said.

Jeongguk started grinding harder, gazing at Taehyung through his brown locks.

"No" He replied.

Jeongguk had gripped one of Taehyung's shoulders and moved his body closer to Taehyung, making it easier for him to keep grinding. Their faces were inches apart and Taehyung's boner was hard against the restrains of his boxers. Taehyung was growing frustrated. The way Jeongguk humped his thigh alone could make Taehyung orgasm but he wanted to fuck Jeongguk so bad. Only if-

Jeongguk was reaching his climax. Pre-cum dripped down his cock onto Taehyung's thigh, and he let out a rough moan as he quickened his pace of riding Taehyung's thigh.

Taehyung wanted to touch Jeongguk but as Jeongguk's grip on his shoulder tightened and his moans became more high-pitched, Taehyung held back. Because he didn't want to touch Jeongguk if Jeongguk didn't want to be touched. But it was so damn hard too. As much as Taehyung enjoyed whatever Jeongguk was doing at that moment, he wanted more

Taehyung was just leaning against the marble sink with his jaw dropped open as Jeongguk pleasured himself. He couldn't do anything. It was as if he were frozen, partly from shock and partly from arousal. 

"A-ah fuck!" Jeongguk groaned.

Jeongguk gripped Taehyung's thighs harder and moved his hips faster, cock throbbing against Taehyung's hot and irritated skin. Jeongguk came with a throaty moan and Taehyung wanted to bang his head against a wall. Jeongguk's cum dripped down Taehyung's thigh and Taehyung just stared at him wide-eyed and wide-mouthed.

Jeongguk detached himself from Taehyung and took a step back. He bent down to pick up his pants, giving Taehyung a full view of his fluttering hole. The air inside Taehyung's lungs was knocked out by the sight. With a hard and leaking cock inside his boxers, Taehyung just wanted to fuck Jeongguk into oblivion.

Jeongguk wordlessly got dressed and fixed his attire. He checked himself in the mirror.

Was Jeongguk going to leave?

Taehyung stared at the younger in disbelief.

"Did you just...use me?" Taehyung said when he found his voice. He realized it too late. Jeongguk walked towards the door and Taehyung's gaze followed him.

"I did" Jeongguk’s eyes had an evil glint to them. 

Then he left.

Taehyung stood there with a throbbing boner. He couldn't believe what just happened. He felt so used . But he had only gotten a taste of his own medicine.

Chapter Text

Kim Taehyung stared out of his bedroom window at the droplets of rain that kissed the glass. Lightning struck across the sky like a flasher from a camera and an angry growl followed. It was the morning of the conference. And Taehyung felt dull and empty.

The stylist had been doing his hair for the last fifteen minutes. Taehyung was supposed to feel excited about the event because he and Jeongguk had worked so hard for this day. And since the conference went on for 2 days, the following day his product would finally get released. But he couldn't muster up and kind of excitement. He felt hollow and sad. And Jeongguk...

Well, the things with Jeongguk hadn't gotten any better either. Which was the reason for the dull ache at his heart.

An hour or so later, when he arrived at the conference hall, it was still raining. The weather was so gloomy, just like Taehyung's mood that day. Inside, the staff was rushing here and there, doing last-minute adjustments. Taehyung saw Jeongguk, talking to someone. Taehyung felt a painful tug at his heart the moment he saw the younger boy.

"Taehyung!" A voice said from beside him. Taehyung turned to meet a handsome face.

"Seokjin, hey" Taehyung smiled.

"Whoa. You look kind of dead. Did you and Jeongguk fight?"

"No, it's nothing. Just tired" Taehyung and Jin weren't exactly close. Neither were they, strangers. Friends, he would say, but not that close.

"Anyways you should be excited!" Jin said cheerfully. "The model is here. Would you like to see her?"

The model for the advertisement of his new product. He had asked Jin to select a beautiful idol from his company for his advertisement. Taehyung hadn't met her even though he had seen the advertisement. She had been invited to the conference too not only because she was their model, but also because her presence would bring the conference more publicity.

"Yes," Taehyung said, actually curious to meet her in real life. 

"Rose!" Jin called and a beautiful girl came walking towards them.

"Mr. Kim" Her voice was sweet, smooth, honey-like. A little too sweet. "It's an honor to finally meet you in person"

Taehyung extended his hand for her to shake. "Yes," He smiled at her, charmed by her beauty. "You look gorgeous. Even more beautiful than from the commercial"

The girl blushed. "Thank you"

Someone cleared his throat from beside Taehyung. His smile fell when he saw Jeongguk standing beside him. 

"Seokjin" Jeongguk said in greeting. Jin greeted Jeongguk and introduced Rose to Jeongguk as well, who kept his usual unbothered persona.

Taehyung watched Jeongguk as he and Seokjin spoke. Jeongguk acted as if Taehyung was invisible. And Taehyung was feeling guilty. What if Jeongguk thought he was flirting with Rose? Taehyung really wasn't. He isn't supposed to, right? Now that he loved Jeongguk. He and Jeongguk were something special...right?

Or not...

Jeongguk still hated Taehyung. He needed to change things. Taehyung had done so many things wrong. He had to make them right.

"I'm excited to use your product, Mr. Kim" Rose said making Taehyung look at her.

Taehyung smiled. "I'm glad you're looking forward to this. I appreciate it"

Just as Rose was about to reply, Minho came running towards them and said that the attendees were arriving. The four of them hurried off after that and Jeongguk too, hurried off to Yoongi and started telling him something. Mentally taking notes to talk to Jeongguk after the day is over, he too, walked away.

The day went successfully. The president arrived as the main guest for the conference. Taehyung's company benefited a lot from the conference. Many businessmen and businesswomen from overseas were interested in working with Taehyung. He was happy because the more business partners he could make for himself, the more money kept streaming in.

When all the attendees had taken their leave, there only were a couple of dozen staff, Namjoon, Jin, Taehyung, Jimin, Yoongi, Jeongguk, and Hoseok. Taehyung was happy that Hoseok had decided to attend the conference. He and Taehyung hardly met these days. Hoseok was one of the main sponsors of the event.

Taehyung searched around him to catch Jeongguk. He saw him by Yoongi and Hoseok. He was shaking hands and talking to them happily. Taehyung smiled, seeing how happy Jeongguk looked. He hadn't seen Jeongguk smile like that in a while.

Taehyung saw Jeongguk laugh at something Hoseok had said; the younger clutching his stomach as he did, loud, bubbly laughter erupting from his mouth. A wave of nostalgia and sadness hit Taehyung like a wave that he was almost choking on it. He loved it when Jeongguk laughed at something Taehyung did. Taehyung missed it so much. Too much. He wanted it back. He needed it.

The moment Yoongi and Hoseok moved away from Jeongguk, he quickly walked towards Jeongguk.

"Jeongguk," Taehyung said, making him turn around. "I need to talk to you". Jeongguk looked at Taehyung. His expression was first of somewhat confusion and surprise. Then his expression changed into one of somewhat excitement.

"Oh, Mr. Kim! The program today went great, didn't it? I'm happy that we were able to organize such a huge event. I was really happy when the president congratulated us and appreciated all the hard work. You did great!"

Taehyung was bewildered. He stared at Jeongguk for a few good seconds.

Taehyung cleared his throat. "Yes. Yes. Of course! It went great. You too. You worked hard for this too" Taehyung said.

"I hope things will go successfully tomorrow too," Jeongguk said.

"Yeah. Yeah. Me too" Taehyung tried to find fords to speak. "I if you'd-"

"Hey, Babe!" A cheerful voice said cutting Taehyung off. Taehyung was bewildered to see Jackson jog up to them and wrap an arm around Jeongguk.

"Hey," Jackson said, completely ignoring Taehyung. "Do you want to get out of here? My place or your place?"

Jeongguk smiled at Jackson. "I really do. Your place. I like it there"

"Awesome" Jackson said and kissed Jeongguk's temple, making Jeongguk giggle.

Taehyung stared at the scene unfolding in front of him, frozen.

Why were Jackson and Jeongguk behaving like this? Has Jeongguk already moved on from Taehyung?

Taehyung bit back the sob that was threatening to escape from his throat. Tears threatened to spill.

"Oh, Taehyung!" Jackson's voice made Taehyung snap back from his thoughts to the couple standing in front of him.

"Hey Jackson," Taehyung said and smiled weakly.

"The whole thing was fabulous, dude. I'm impressed. Good job" Jackson said, his arm around Jeongguk.

Taehyung felt anger surge through him.

How dare Jackson touch Jeongguk like that? Jeongguk was Taehyung's. And only Taehyung's.


"Now if you'd excuse us," Jackson said and bowed at Taehyung, and whisked Jeongguk away with him. Taehyung watched, frozen in his spot as they walked away, glued to each other like a couple of lovebirds.

The need to break down right then and there was getting stronger. He didn't want his co-workers or his staff to see the CEO of Tan Corporation weeping. He was alone at that moment and the majority of people had left already, but anyone could walk in any moment. He didn't want to test his chances.

So he held it in and ran.


"What the fuck was that?"

Jackson voiced out the moment he and Jeongguk entered the parking lot, releasing his hold on Jeongguk's hand, a glint of humor evident in his voice.

Jeongguk chuckled, looking around to see if they were alone. There were only a few vehicles left there, many having been left off hours earlier.

"Dude he looked like he saw his wife with another guy" Jackson laughed. "I'd pay to see that again" He leaned against his car and looked at Jeongguk, who was smiling.

"Thank you for that" Jeongguk said.

"Anytime, man" Jackson replied casually. "But what was that? What's going on between you two?"

Jeongguk tried to laugh it off. "Wasn't in the mood to talk to my enemy, you know"

"Yeah?" Jackson eyed him sideways as if he was not going to buy it.

"Alright. Alright," Jeongguk held his hands up in defeat. "He found out I'm gay. It wasn't really on the top of my let-my-enemy-know list you know. And then he said that I can’t get any dick so I’m trying to prove him wrong"

Jackson laughed. "For real?"


"Alright. Happy to help I guess. But really, I'm only one call away" Jackson winked.

Jeongguk eyed him confusedly. "What do you mean?"

"Booty call" Jackson smirked. "One call away, baby"

Jeongguk chuckled. "I'll keep that in mind. But today I'm kind of tired. Better head home"

"Of course" Jackson smiled and both males bid their goodbyes and left.

On the way home, Jeongguk couldn't help thinking about the things he has just done to Taehyung. Jeongguk hated Taehyung. He had broken Jeongguk’s heart. Taehyung had used him- he had led Jeongguk on even after knowing he had feelings for him.  And Jeongguk being naïve and clueless, had let himself be used. Taehyung was selfish and hadn't cared about Jeongguk's feelings at all. If he cared at all, he wouldn’t have treated him as a lover only to confess that he had no intention of dating him.

But was this revenge? He was making Taehyung suffer, wasn't he?


Jeongguk shook his head to dismiss the trial of moronic thoughts that crossed his mind.

How in the world could this be revenge? Taehyung didn't even like Jeongguk. He doesn't give a shit about what Jeongguk does. Whatever Jeongguk does, he will not get jealous. Because why would he? He clearly said he doesn't have any kind of feelings towards Jeongguk.

Though Jeongguk did use Jackson earlier that day, it was for nothing. It was useless. It wasn't like Taehyung was going to get jealous because of that anyway.

But the expression that painted his face when Jeongguk walked away with Jackson was questionable. It was of somewhat surprise, confusion, and...sadness?

Jeongguk buried his head in his hands, running his fingers wildly through his hair. He had spent his days trying to sum up what a stupid idea it was to fuck himself on Taehyung's thighs.

Yes, he regretted it the moment he stepped out of the men's room. But his rival's reaction was just too satisfying. Jeongguk had sought revenge and he had gotten it. Not to mention he had had a thing for Taehyung's thick thighs for a while now but he had never gotten the chance to act on his desires.

He had wanted to act as if nothing had happened between them. That's why he practiced dodging any advances of Taehyung towards him the way he did today. But the attempts were proven hardly fruitful because in the end Taehyung would be hardly affected and Jeongguk would be left to be hurt.

There was one more day left and they wouldn't have to meet again after that. Once the event is over, they could go back to how they were: enemies. Jeongguk's heart hurt to even think about it. But Jeongguk had to move on from toxic people in his life.

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"I hope you'd enjoy the free samples you were given. It's been a pleasure to introduce my new product to all of you, my friends. Thank you" Taehyung ended his introductory speech on the new brightening cream. Applause rose from the crowd before him, many smiling at him and others speaking to each other or observing the small carton of the cream they were handed.

He could see his parents in the audience, clapping and grinning at him proudly. Taehyung smiled at them before he descended from the stage. His parents had decided to attend since it was the last day of the summit and because it was an important day to Tan Corporation.

Taehyung took a seat next to Jeongguk, who flashed him a small smile as he came over to the empty seat. The two men had decided that it'd be appropriate for them to sit beside each other, without any discussion the previous day, since they were the organizers of the event.

Taehyung nodded at Jeongguk in approval. Taehyung had noticed that Jeongguk was more tensed that day since his father and his Aunt had attended the event too.

The summit was coming to an end and Taehyung could say he was distracted enough throughout the day not to break down any moment after seeing Jackson peck Jeongguk's cheek in the parking lot that morning. He had cried himself to sleep the previous night; feeling useless and disappointed in himself. He hated himself for the situation he'd put himself in, and for what he did to Jeongguk. After all, maybe Taehyung deserved this kind of sadness.

Maybe Jeongguk was dating Jackson. Maybe he had moved on from Taehyung. Whatever that had happened with Jeongguk, Taehyung needed to confess. Or else he wouldn't be able to live with himself for the rest of his life. He didn't want to live the rest of his life like this. Or even live at all.

Even if Jeongguk wouldn’t accept his feelings, even if he had already moved on, it didn’t matter. He needed to get it off his chest. Then he would be able to be happy for Jeongguk for any decisions he takes for himself. As long as Jeongguk was happy, he would be fine. 

The summit ended after a few hours. Businessmen and women came up to Jeongguk and Taehyung to congratulate them and bid their goodbyes. Jeongguk having had announced the launch of his own product, a new version of their headphone series. He could see Jeongguk talking to his father and aunt. The older man with greying hair had a scowl resting on his face. Taehyung figured it was permanent by now, since he always had it, no matter venue or situation. Shouldn't he be happy that his son did great a great job? With everything?

Taehyung hated him. The number of times he had fucked the depression out of Jeongguk, depression caused by Jeongguk's own father, was uncountable.

Taehyung sighed, seeing the father and aunt taking their leave. Taehyung's eye was caught by Jeongguk's aunt Taehyung's eyes widened seeing her looking at him, a suspicious smirk playing at her lips. What game is she playing ? Taehyung thought and ignored her, turning away and walking towards his parents.

"I'm proud of you, son," His father said as he approached them. "Everything was perfect"

Taehyung smiled and thanked him. His mother patted his back and smiled at him fondly. "I knew you'd do this perfectly. We can't be any more proud of you than we are now, my baby bear"

"Mom stop" Taehyung, embarrassed.

His father chuckled. "We'll go now. You'll go out with the rest?"

"I think so. Jimin said something about going to a Korean barbecue place after wrapping up. I guess I should go too since all the staff are going"

Taehyung wasn't in the mood for partying but he decided that it was only proper that he went with them. He could’ve ditched it since he was their CEO and it was rarely a CEO who went to such places to dine with the staff. However, Jimin had other plans. He had pestered Taehyung to come because according to Jimin, he wanted Taehyung to “distract himself” and “anything is better than crying himself to sleep”. Taehyung agreed, even though he wanted to ditch it.

"Yes yes you should go," His father said.

After Taehyung bid his goodbyes to his parents, he saw Jeongguk walking towards the parking lot. After quickly telling Jimin that he should leave with the others and that Taehyung will join them, he ran off to where Jeongguk was headed earlier. He caught on with Jeongguk before he could enter the parking lot.

"Jeongguk!" Taehyung called, breathless from running. Jeongguk paused and turned around.


"I...I need to speak to you" Taehyung said now facing Jeongguk.

"Taehyung I need to go now. Jackson is waiting for me. Besides from today on, we'll have nothing to do with each other. Everything will go back to how they were. Isn't that good?" Jeongguk smiled at Taehyung.

Taehyung felt like someone stabbed him in the heart. Jeongguk is actually moving on from Taehyung?

Taehyung gathered up some courage. "Are you and Jackson dating?"

"Yeah" Simple.

"Don't lie"

"I'm not?"

"You are"

"Seriously, Kim, when did my private life become any of your business?"

"Since the moment you fell into my office and we decided to fuck. And then we kept fucking and you fell for me. Since that bitchass moment, I decided I can't love anyone and still had it in me to care about you with every atom of my body. Since the moment you left me and I figured I fucked up big-time and I might've lost you forever. Since-" Fuck this shit "I realized I'm in love with you"

Jeongguk looked flabbergasted. He stared at Taehyung for a few long seconds. "What?" He whispered.

"I'm-"Taehyung choked. His throat felt like it had closed up. Saying the words were difficult. But not as difficult as admitting to them. He managed: "I'm so fucking in love with you, Jeon Jeongguk. I'm so, madly, foolishly fucking in love with you. Fuck!" Taehyung wiped his face and ran a hand through his hair, the perfect hairstyle becoming a mess.

He couldn't believe he just said it out loud. He just can't believe it and fuck, that felt amazing. He felt like he had put down the weight he was carrying for weeks now He was relieved. Everything was fine now, right?

Oh wait...

Jeongguk was still dating Jackson. Time to kill a bitch.

Taehyung looked at Jeongguk who looked like someone told him he got a girl pregnant.

"The fuck?" Jeongguk said.

Okay....that sounded so passive-aggressive. Abort mission! Taehyung's mind screamed. He wanted to go and hide somewhere and never come out. Because-

Jeongguk laughed.

Taehyung looked at the younger in surprise and confusion. Why was he laughing?

"Haha! You think you can just tell me you love me and expect me to just waddle into your life like some lost puppy?" More laughter. "So you can fool me again and I'd let you fuck me. And when you've gotten enough of me you can throw me away like trash? Not a chance. You might think I'm a naïve and foolish boy but I'm not stupid enough to come back to you"

"Jeongguk-"Taehyung whispered. He couldn't believe what he was hearing. There were tears in his eyes and they fell, unable to keep them in anymore.

"I never-"Taehyung could hardly speak because he was sobbing now. Jeongguk was caught by surprise to see the older man cry. "I'm so sorry Ggukkie. I just never meant to hurt you. I never intended to use you. Please-" sniff "Please believe me. I just don't know what to do. I'm dying inside, Gguk, I can't live without you"

"T-Taehyung" Jeongguk said in a small voice and the next thing Taehyung knew, there were arms around him. Taehyung felt Jeongguk press close to him and that only made him cry harder.

"Hey, calm down. Let's go somewhere else and talk. Your apartment?"

Taehyung nodded.

With a hand on his back, Jeongguk led him to his car and seated Taehyung in the passenger seat, and get into the driving seat himself. They drove off in silence and tears kept running down Taehyung's face the whole time.

"Please don't cry," Jeongguk said, his voice sad as if he was about to cry too.

Taehyung stayed silent. All the pent-up sadness ran down his cheeks in the form of tears. He didn't want to hold them back.

When they arrived at the apartment, Taehyung sat down on the sofa and Jeongguk slowly walked towards Taehyung, taking a seat beside him, as far away from Taehyung as possible. It was as if he was afraid that Taehyung would hurt him again. Taehyung couldn't blame Jeongguk for thinking that.

Silence stretched between them: hollow and suffocating. Taehyung didn't know what he should do.

"You know I'm waiting for you to speak, right?"

"Oh," Taehyung said, finally looking up from his feet to Jeongguk, who was staring at Taehyung. He looked so beautiful. He always had been. He looked so soft and Taehyung wanted to hug him close and never let go.

"I'm sorry," Taehyung said. "I'm sorry for hurting you"

"You already said that"

“Jimin helped me realize that everything I had been feeling for you had been love. After you left that day, I couldn’t stop thinking about you. I couldn’t stop feeling guilty and I felt so hollow without you. You weren’t a plaything to me. You weren't just a fuck buddy. You weren’t the only one who breached our agreement to fuck without feelings. I did too. But I just realized it too late. When you left me. And I felt so dead without you. I love you, Jeongguk. And I’m so fucking sorry for breaking your heart. And using you and making you feel like you didn’t mean anything to me when you meant the whole fucking world to me. I never wanted to hurt you. Please believe me”

Jeongguk was looking down at his lap, fiddling with his finger quietly. Another silence stretched between them.

"I just" Taehyung looked for the words. "I want you back"

Jeongguk kept his silence. He seemed to be lost in thought.

"I don't expect you to forgive me or take me ba-"Taehyung started but was cut off by Jeongguk.

"I was going to move on from you. I was starting to do fine without you" Lies , Jeongguk knew. He was just trying to convince himself all these lies. "But then you waltz back into my life like this like you didn't break my heart and now you want me back?"

Taehyung had stopped crying moments ago but fresh tears started falling down his cheeks again.

Jeongguk didn't want Taehyung anymore. He let that sink in.

"Please" Taehyung sobbed. His heart clenched painfully. "I just...don't even know what I'm feeling I'm-"Taehyung was choking. He gasped out. Suddenly he couldn't breathe. His vision blurred and blood pounded in his ears. He could see Jeongguk's figure, blurred but closing up on him, eyes wide with fear?

Taehyung heard his name being called. It sounded distant. And the next thing he knew, arms wrapped around him and someone was rocking him, to and fro. A small hand caressed his back, attempting comfort.

Taehyung rocked with Jeongguk. And he heard a familiar voice:

"Breathe for me, Taehyung. I'm right here. You're okay. I'm right here. I'm not leaving. Breathe "

Taehyung gasped out, the tightness in his chest was slowly dissolving and his heartbeat calmed down. His surroundings came into focus and so did Jeongguk's voice that was whispering sweet nothings in his ear.

"You're okay," Jeongguk said now, turning his head to look at Taehyung, whose head was stilled on Jeongguk's shoulder. He realized that there were tears all over Jeongguk's cheeks. And the boy sounded so scared and concerned, voice choked on sadness, hardly audible when he said " Breathe "

Taehyung was feeling better. Jeongguk's voice calmed him down.

Taehyung wrapped his arms around Jeongguk tightly and Jeongguk whimpered a little, maybe out of surprise. And Taehyung released him, not wanting to touch the younger in any way, without permission. No matter how much he needed it.

"Are you alright?" Jeongguk's voice was calm but full of concern.

"Yeah," Taehyung said. "I'm sorry" 

"Hey, it's fine" Jeongguk whispered. He took Taehyung's hand in his and offered small caresses along his hand as if to assure him of his words. "I accept your apology"

"You-you do?" Taehyung looked at him with wide eyes.

"Yes," Jeongguk said. "But that doesn't mean I've forgiven you. And I think I'll need more time for that"

"Yes, yes I understand that. Thank you" Taehyung said. Jeongguk smiled at him.

"I want you back. But if you don't want me anymore, I'll understand that. You're the first person I've fallen in love with. Please, I'm being honest. Please believe me"

"I believe you," Jeongguk said and relief flooded all over Taehyung.

"And you're dating Jackson. I don't deserve you. You deserve so much better than me. But I hope he treats you better. It's okay if you don't love me anymore but please don't leave me now. I don't think I can bear it. We can go back to hating each other if it makes it easier, just don't leave me. Please-"

Taehyung's speech was cut off by Jeongguk's lips on him, shutting him off.

Taehyung's eyes widened as he realized what was happening. Jeongguk was kissing him. Taehyung recovered from the shock soon and closed his eyes.

Jeongguk's lips were as soft as he remembered. Warmth started flooding through his cold body and he was starting to feel alive again. Still, tears cascaded down his cheeks, remembering how much he missed this.

Jeongguk drew away. When Taehyung opened his eyes, as if waking from a daze, he could see Jeongguk smiling at him. He was crying as well. His eyes shone as if there were a million stars shining beneath those dark orbs.

"How could I ever stop loving you? I had fallen too deep for you, Taehyung" Jeongguk whispered. Fresh tears ran down his cheeks as he smiled at Taehyung.

Taehyung reached and wiped the tears from Jeongguk's cheeks with the pad of his thumb. His cheeks were as soft and delicate as Taehyung remembered. He missed caressing them. Fuck, he missed all of Jeongguk.

"I love you so much" Taehyung pulled Jeongguk in for a hug.

Taehyung was happy. In so fucking long he was finally happy. He felt full. And he missed this warm feeling. He missed being happy. Only now did he realize that Jeongguk was his happy little pill. The moment Jeongguk stepped out of Taehyung's life, he took all warmth and happiness from his life, along with him. Now, finally, in the clutches of his enemy, he was happy.

Funny how people find happiness in the strangest places.

"Jeongguk I just..." Taehyung stumbled for words. He held Jeongguk tight as he whispered: "I don't know how this works. I've never felt this way before. I'm not good at this"

Jeongguk chuckled. Oh, Taehyung really missed that. "We can take this slow, don't worry"

"No, I don't want to take this slow. I want to give you my all. Give us my all" Taehyung said, taking Jeongguk's small hands in his and kissing them. "I really love you. I was just so blind to myself. I want to date you, I want to sleep with you, and I want to spend all my time with you. I want to do all that. I want to take you out to the public but so many things are holding me back. But I really love you. Let's forget about our families. Do you want to date me?"

Jeongguk was bemused. "Are you asking me out?"

"I...I guess...yeah?"

Jeongguk giggled. "Yeah. I'd love to go out with you. I'd love to date you"

Taehyung smiled, his mouth forming a rectangular shape when he's happiest. He pulled Jeongguk towards himself and hugged him. He pressed his lips on Jeongguk's and Jeongguk instantly responded; wrapping his arms around Taehyung, no less tightly, and pressing himself closer.

Taehyung was smiling against the kiss and he was surprised when Jeongguk climbed on his lap, legs on either side of Taehyung, straddling him and started kissing Taehyung harder.

Jeongguk held Taehyung's face in his hands.

When they pulled away for breath, Jeongguk whispered against Taehyung's lips, "I missed you so fucking much"

"I missed you more" Taehyung whispered back.

"No me," Jeongguk said.

"No me!"

"Shut up" Jeongguk whispered and kissed Taehyung again. Taehyung laughed into the kiss making Jeongguk giggle too and then they were laughing rather than kissing.

"I love you so much," Taehyung said.

"I love you too. You're impossibly hard to un-love" Jeongguk said and Taehyung laughed, pulling the smaller to another kiss.

Taehyung smiled into the kiss and- "What about Jackson?" Taehyung asked, pulling away all of a sudden.

"What about him?" Jeongguk asked.

"I thought you were dating him"

Jeongguk laughed. "I'm not. I lied. We didn't even hook up once. I wanted to make you jealous"

Taehyung was star-struck. He actually thought Jeongguk was dating Jackson. "Well, it sure as hell worked. I hate you" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk laughed. And Taehyung couldn't help smiling back at the beautiful boy making the most beautiful sounds. "Shut up you love me," Jeongguk said and leaned down again to kiss Taehyung.

Jeongguk licked Taehyung's lips, seeking entrance and Taehyung opened his mouth without a second thought. Soon their tongues were against each other and they kissed feverishly.

Taehyung started kissing Jeongguk's neck, feeling breathless, and bit down on the soft skin. An involuntary moan escaped Jeongguk's lips, making Taehyung's cock twitch in response. Taehyung stopped kissing Jeongguk and before he could muster up any thoughts about where the situation was leading to, Jeongguk was kissing him again.

Their kisses were needy and desperate. Longing, as they hadn't had this kind of affection in a while. Jeongguk started grinding his ass on Taehyung's cock, which hardened in response. Taehyung's eyes snapped open as Jeongguk started bouncing lightly on his lap. Jeongguk pulled away from Taehyung and moaned and Taehyung watched Jeongguk look at him with half-lidded eyes, dark with arousal.

And Taehyung was hard. You can't really blame him, honestly. The poor man hadn't gotten any action in the past few weeks. And he could feel Jeongguk hard against Taehyung.


"Fuck I want you," Jeongguk said.

"We shouldn't-"

"Why not? Aren't we dating now?"

"No...I mean we are but we just got back together and-"Taehyung looked at Jeongguk. He was staring right back at Taehyung." Are you sure?"

"More than anything I've ever been sure of"

Taehyung didn't think it was physically possible for a man of 25 years to feel butterflies in his stomach. Taehyung gulped. He wanted Jeongguk too. More than anyone. Anything.

"Then let me make love to you"

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Jeongguk's back hit Taehyung's soft mattress as the older laid him on it gently. Jeongguk was grinning ear to ear, lips stretched into the widest smile he could form, his bunny-like teeth out and he just couldn't stop smiling. Happiness overflowed him. Taehyung was no different. The older unwrapped his arms from around Jeongguk and hovered over the boy, also smiling fondly at the younger. His eyes were twinkling with love.

Jeongguk didn't think he'd ever been this happy in his life. His love had just told him that he loved him back. There was no greater happiness for Jeongguk. Especially after being departed from his lover, heartbroken and depressed, he couldn't help the giddy feeling that was bubbling up inside him like water from a spring.

Jeongguk never thought he'd be able to hear Taehyung say the words 'I love you' to Jeongguk. The reality felt like too much of a dream to him.

Taehyung leaned down on Jeongguk and gave him an Eskimo kiss-a brief touch of noses that had Jeongguk giggling and Taehyung looked down at him with so much love that Jeongguk thought he was going to combust.

Taehyung leaned down to kiss Jeongguk again- this time on the lips and Jeongguk immediately closed his eyes as his lover's hot lips met his cold ones. Taehyung kissed like a dream. It was one steeped in a passion that ignited. His kiss was a promise; a promise of love and trust. It was mingled with just enough roughness and primal desire that existed within every human. Taehyung opened his mouth to slip his tongue in, and almost on instinct, Jeongguk did too. When his rival's wet muscle entered his mouth, exploring and demanding, Jeongguk's body jolted with arousal.

But the kiss was love. It was fiery and longing and everything Jeongguk had missed. When Taehyung leaned his whole frame down, Jeongguk could feel his scent mingling with his own, flooding his senses and it was a drug. And Jeongguk was addicted.

Taehyung's kisses were Jeongguk's salvation and his torment. He lives for them and he'd die with the memory of them on his lips.

When they pulled away, breathing heavily, they looked into each other's sparkling eyes. And Jeongguk knew , the man above him really loved him. Really loved him for him. He knew all of Jeongguk. He loved Jeongguk regardless of the consequences. There were no words needed to explain that. For Taehyung's chocolate orbs spoke the words in a thousand different languages. And Jeongguk would want nothing more than to give his all to the person that looked at him like he held the night sky in his eyes. Like he was the most wonderful thing that had happened to him in his life.

Their clothes faded away and the two men found each other naked, atop one another, their bodies melted together and lips sealed like two perfect puzzle pieces.

When Taehyung's lips found Jeongguk's neck, they were soft against his skin at first. But then Taehyung took layers of skin between his teeth and sucked on them, making the boy beneath him writher and whimper. His lips left a mark in every place they paused on Jeongguk's pale skin as if to mark his lover's territory. And Jeongguk watched with an open mouth, small pants escaping himself, as the other man worshipped his body.

"So beautiful. So pretty for me" a praise or two would escape Taehyung's lips every now and then and Jeongguk could only moan in response.

When Taehyung had sucked a large red mark on Jeongguk's left hip bone, he quickly went back to Jeongguk's swollen lips and captured them in another passionate kiss.

"Turn" A murmur. A command.

Jeongguk obeyed.

He felt a pair of lips on his shoulder blade. Taehyung took his time to give attention to Jeongguk's backside. He was toned and Taehyung made sure his tongue mapped out every arch and hollow on his back. When he finally reached the delicate curve of his waist, he took extra time to press a series of open-mouthed kisses there, continuing to the plush flesh of his ass.

Taehyung stopped for a moment or two and Jeongguk was impatiently waiting with his head buried in a pillow for Taehyung to give more attention to his body. Before he could complain, he felt the bed dip and there were a pair of cool hands on his ass. A soft kiss pressed on his left butt cheek and he felt his cheeks spread. Before he could comprehend anything, Jeongguk felt wetness near his butthole.

Jeongguk gasped in arousal and surprise as Taehyung's tongue pressed to the split of his ass.

"T-Taehyung!" Jeongguk whimpered out.

Taehyung looked up at Jeongguk. "Is this okay?" He asked.

Oh it was more than okay. But Jeongguk had never had anyone down there. It was a completely alien feeling for him. But oh he liked it.

"Yeah" Jeongguk said.

"Good boy" Taehyung said. Jeongguk lower stomach twisted at the praise.

Taehyung licked a stripe over the crack from the bottom of his balls to his fluttering hole. Making Jeongguk gasp out yet again and buckle up but Taehyung's hand pushed his hips down roughly, keeping them in place. Taehyung's tongue found his gaping hole and pressed against it and worked him open. Jeongguk moaned, as his tongue entered him. Taehyung sucked on his skin, face buried in his ass, hands gripping his sides. There were wet sounds coming from Taehyung, and Jeongguk found that unbearably hot. Taehyung thrust his tongue in and out of Jeongguk's small, swollen hole. And Jeongguk moaned and shivered, unable to contain the ecstasy provided to him. He was hard and leaking against the sheets. And he ached to find some sort of friction.

Soon Taehyung's fingers entered his hole and then there were fingers brushing past his prostate and Jeongguk was a mess. Now, both Taehyung's tongue and fingers were inside Jeongguk, tormenting him. And the only thing Jeongguk was capable of doing at the time was fist the bed sheets and moan out the pleasure offered to him. After what seemed like forever or a few minutes, Taehyung detached himself from Jeongguk's ass and grabbed the lube. He squirted some to his fingers and pushed his fingers inside Jeongguk.

Jeongguk moaned out, ecstasy filling him again as Taehyung worked his fingers in and out of him, curling inside him from time to time, opening him up.

Having already neared his climax, Jeongguk could feel it approaching again.

"S-stop" Jeongguk let out weakly. "I'm g-gonna come" Jeongguk hated that this would have to end if he cums.

"Cum for me, my love" Taehyung rasped. "I intend to make you cum more than once before the sun rises.

Oh no

With Jeongguk's fingers abusing his prostate and overwhelming pleasure crashing upon him, he came, a loud whiny moan of his lover's name escaping his lips as he did. His back arched, making Taehyung's fingers go deeper inside him and he had soiled the sheets.

He panted afterwards,, unable to move a muscle. Taehyung came over and turned him so that he was on his back and kissed his mouth sweetly while smiling down at him.

"You were so good" He said and Jeongguk smiled weakly.

Jeongguk kissed Taehyung back, with desire and love and Taehyung caressed his sides, nipping on his soft skin once in a while. Jeongguk could feel Taehyung's own hardness against his thigh and Jeongguk was vaguely aware how his own cock twitched a little. He could feel himself hardening by the second, despite the post-orgasmic exhaust.

Taehyung pulled away to look at the boy beneath him. Jeongguk looked up at him with twinkling eyes. Taehyung looked so much in love. And his eyes gleamed. Jeongguk could feel it. In the way Taehyung looked at him and in the way he touched him. And Jeongguk thought that the look suited him. He looked so young and so beautiful and so angelic. How an ethereal being like Taehyung could exist, Jeongguk didn't know. But Jeongguk knew he was one fortunate human to be under that angel while he looked at him like he was an angel himself.

They smiled at each other and Taehyung leaned in again for another kiss. But this one was a full-on, open-mouthed almost sexual kiss. And Jeongguk loved it. Loved the way Taehyung's body melted into his own. Loved the way Taehyung held Jeongguk tighter, and his hand had fisted itself on Jeongguk's brown locks.

When the kisses became rougher, Jeongguk found himself moaning a little. Taehyung pushed Jeongguk's head back into the sheets as he devoured his mouth. There was fire pooling low in Jeongguk's abdomen. Their hard cocks were pressed against each other and they were slightly rocking against themselves, trying to find some friction.

Jeongguk buckled his hips up and it made Taehyung break the kiss and moan out. Taehyung started moving his hips aster, rutting against Jeongguk, and both of them were moaning and grunting in seconds.

"Fuck" Taehyung said. "I love you"

"Fuck me, Daddy. Fuck me like you mean it" Jeongguk said, voice breathy.

"Yes baby" Taehyung said and kissed Jeongguk before getting up. He started to walk over to his bedside table and got a condom.

"No" Jeongguk said, making Taehyung look at him. "Fuck me raw"

Taehyung chuckled deeply. "Anyway you want it, you can have it, doll"

He walked over and squeezed the bottle of lube onto his hand and stroked his cock, applying it all over his length. Jeongguk watched as Taehyung bit his lip as he stroked himself. That was so fucking hot. Jeongguk reached to touch his own cock that was standing prominent between his thighs, against his flat stomach.

"Stop" Taehyung's voice was sharp. It was demanding and controlling and Jeongguk absolutely loved it. Loved the way it made his cock twitch a little. "No touching. I'm the only one who can touch you, baby"

"Yes, Daddy" Jeongguk said eagerly.

Taehyung smirked and knelt between Jeongguk's legs. Jeongguk had spread his legs in invitation. His hole was agape and fluttering, begging for Taehyung's cock, desperate to suck him in.

"You're so beautiful all spread out like this, just for me" Taehyung's voice was several octaves deeper.

Jeongguk moaned in response.

Taehyung aligned himself with Jeongguk's hole and looked at Jeongguk who was staring right back at Taehyung. His glossy lips parted, small pants escaping them. His eyes were half-lidded but his dark orbs shone without fail.

Taehyung looked at him with a question in his eyes. Jeongguk nodded, silently answering it. Maybe it was always that consent came first with Taehyung. The way Taehyung always checked Jeongguk for approval before using his body for his own pleasure and to see if Jeongguk was okay with every little thing he did. Maybe it was how Taehyung always treated Jeongguk like he was worthy of being loved and cared for that had Jeongguk falling for him. Not having had much of such attention given to him in his childhood, he was obviously and recklessly clutching on to the only form of foreign affection offered to him. And even though he blamed only himself after getting heartbroken, he knew if he were given a chance to relive those days, he'd do the same thing over and over again. He'd do that just so he could feel loved by someone. By someone as in his enemy.

"I love you" His enemy whispered.

Before Jeongguk could reply, Taehyung pushed in. Jeongguk gasped and his hands flew to Taehyung's shoulders to hold on to as he felt Taehyung's thick cock fill him up. He had forgotten for a moment how big Taehyung actually was and how good it felt to have him inside him. He missed this feeling.

Taehyung grunted; a low throaty sound that had Jeongguk's cock twitching in response. There was a dull ache in his ass but he knew it'd soon go away when the real stuff starts. So Jeongguk motioned Taehyung to get moving.

So Taehyung did.

He shoved back and then in again, a series of slow thrusts, making it easier for Jeongguk to adjust while he did. Taehyung's cock slid past his prostate, making Jeongguk's whole body jolt in pleasure and suddenly the pace wasn't enough.

"Faster" Jeongguk grunted.

Taehyung was more than happy to comply. He pounded into Jeongguk at an inhuman speed, making Jeongguk dig his nails into Taehyung's shoulder blades.

Taehyung positioned Jeongguk's legs over his shoulders, to fuck him at a better angle and oh hell did it work . Shockwaves of pleasure surged through his body with every thrust as Taehyung kept hitting Jeongguk's prostate.

"Oh fuck! Right there, Daddy! Fuck, keep doing that!" Jeongguk worded out, needing to feel that electrifying sensation over and over again.

"Mmhm baby" Taehyung grunted as he rammed into Jeongguk.

Jeongguk closed his eyes, making the tears that had pooled in his eyes fall. Profanities filed out of Jeongguk's mouth.

"Look deep into my eyes sweetheart" Jeongguk heard from above him and he opened his eyes to see Taehyung looking down at him intensely. Jeongguk moaned as he stared at Taehyung, who bit his lip as he slammed into Jeongguk.

Taehyung was really vocal that day, Jeongguk noticed. Moan and grunt after grunt kept escaping the older man. It was unusually satisfying to Jeongguk.

Jeongguk felt the fire in his lower stomach threatening to break free. His cock was leaking pre-cum. Taehyung's face was incredibly close to Jeongguk's and he knew Taehyung was close too. The two stared deeply into each other's eyes as they neared their euphoria.

"Choke me, daddy"

Jeongguk didn't know where or when it escaped him but oh when Taehyung brought his right hand and wrapped it around Jeongguk's throat, squeezing it, Jeongguk knew it was going to be the end of him. Taehyung's thumb and index finger were painfully pressing onto Jeongguk's neck and the pressure from his palm made it harder for him to breathe. And it burned so bad.

And Jeongguk loved it.

"I love you" He heard Taehyung murmur into his neck, and Jeongguk whispered back "I love you too"

He found himself choking out "Daddy!" before he came, untouched. Everything faded into white noise as his orgasm ripped through him.

Taehyung followed suit, his grip around Jeongguk's throat momentarily becoming tighter. He felt hot liquid fill him up and it made him jolt and whimper out loud.

Taehyung's grip around his throat loosened. Everything around Jeongguk was still a blur and his whole body still felt numb, totally entranced in his post-orgasmic bliss. He hardly felt anything as Taehyung weakly thrust in and out of Jeongguk's flaccid body, riding out his orgasm.

Jeongguk doesn't remember the last time he came this hard. He probably never had. 

Taehyung collapsed on top of Jeongguk and they stayed like that for a while, sharing body heat and comfort.

When the bliss had finally faded away, they found themselves grinning at each other, both their eyes shining with so much love and unspoken words.

Their love-making was perfect beyond words.

They kissed. And it felt like it was the first time they kissed. There was so much love encompassed within it. So much love that words weren't capable of describing.

Before the sun sprayed her golden rays on the two men in love, they went for another five rounds in four different positions until they finally passed out.

Chapter Text

The interior of Jimin's apartment was basked in darkness as he stepped inside. He was quick to turn the lights on, igniting the whole apartment in brightness. But not blinding. Two men followed Jimin inside, both of whom were taller than he.

Jimin's apartment was spacious and luxurious; but simple. There wasn’t too much décor. Most of the things were shades of white and dark blue.

Jimin stood in the middle of the living room, watching the two men awkwardly look around his apartment with a gentle smile playing on his lips. Jimin felt a motion at his feet and looked down to see Paws, his beautiful feline friend purring and entangling his tail around Jimin's leg while he carelessly stood on Jimin's branded shoe.

"Hello there, Paws," Jimin said as he picked up the calico cat. "Were you lonely without me?" Jimin had brought him home recently. Only weeks ago. He was feeling conflicted with so much going on in his life and had thought a friend to keep him company would be more than nice. Especially after he had cut ties with his father. The man had been released from the police after pressing him with charges. Paws had kept Jimin company through the lonely nights and dull evenings.

Hoseok and Yoongi watched as Jimin cuddled the cat, whispering sweet things to him.

"Make yourself at home" Jimin addressed the two men watching him before he made his way to the kitchen, Paws in his hands.

Hoseok and Yoongi sat on the long leather couch, side by side, and watched Jimin feed the cat. He seemed to be affectionate towards the cat more than towards either of them.

"Just tell Jimin to date the cat" Yoongi grumbled, watching Jimin give the cat a little too much attention.

Hoseok laughed, hitting Yoongi lightly on the arm and making him chuckle too.

When Jimin had finished attending to his cat, he came towards the sofa where Hoseok and Yoongi sat with three wine glasses and a wine bottle.

After Jimin had joined the staff of Tan Corporation for celebratory dinner, to which Hoseok had joined, him being the main sponsor of the summit and a close friend of Taehyung, Jimin had planned to come to his apartment with him. But after they met Yoongi on their way, who had gone to have dinner with his own staff, he had decided to take both men with him because he needed to sort this whole relationship thing out. He finally wasn't busy so there was no better time for that.

"Finally you've acknowledged us!" Hoseok said cheerfully.

"Sorry guys. Paws was probably hungry all day" Jimin said apologetically as he placed the glasses and bottle on the coffee table.

"You tend her more than your lovers," Yoongi said.

"Lovers?" Jimin asked, amused.

It was then Yoongi came to a realization the true meaning of his words

"I mean-"Yoongi started, scratching the back of his neck in embarrassment.

Hoseok laughed, taking the bottle of wine from the table and opening it. "He probably meant-"Hoseok started to say as he poured wine to the glasses only to be cut off by Jimin.

"No. We need to figure this out tonight" Jimin said.

"Figure what out?" Hoseok asked, offering Jimin a glass of wine.

"This" Jimin gestured between himself and the two other men.

"Fine. I'll start" Yoongi said and took a sip from his wine. "I like you, Jimin. I would like to go out with you"

Jimin was speechless after hearing Yoongi's sudden confession. Jimin knew Yoongi wanted them to get back together. But to hear him say it loud and clear without hesitation and in front of Hoseok was shocking.

Hoseok looked at Yoongi, bewildered. "What about me?" He asked. Jimin eyes Hoseok. What, now?

"I like you too," Yoongi said.


Jimin was not expecting this. Yoongi was torn between Hoseok and Jimin just like Jimin was torn between Yoongi and Hoseok too.

Hoseok sighed. "Look, I can't let either of you go. Jimin, the only way we can make this work is that you choose. I know you want Yoongi and you've been sleeping with me too"

A blush crept up Jimin's cheeks. The fact that he'd been sexually and emotionally attracted to two men at the same time made him feel ashamed for some reason. And even though he knew there was nothing wrong with it, it still felt anxious to think about.

Jimin and Yoongi had been friends since middle school. But it transformed into something more than friendship in high school. When they first fucked as friends one night, they continued it, seeing nothing wrong with it. They were just horny teenagers. But when Jimin's father got to know that Jimin was sleeping with a guy, he punished Jimin both mentally and physically, making him swear to him that he'll never sleep with boys again. And that was the main reason Jimin ended things with Yoongi. The second reason was guilt because Jimin knew his best friend Taehyung hated Jeongguk and he didn't like Jimin hanging out with Jeongguk's best friend. Taehyung never said that to Jimin. In fact, he was okay with Jimin and Yoongi's relationship. But Jimin couldn't help feeling guilty. So by the time he entered college, he was 'straight'. He never met Yoongi after Highschool until he started working for Tan Corporation and Yoongi worked for Jeon Corporation.

After college ended, Jimin was already moving out to his own apartment, from the money he had made from a part-time job and some of his parents' money. It gave him enough freedom and he was out of his father's spying eyes. It was then he had started sleeping with Hoseok. It wasn't regular or anything. In fact, they hardly ever slept together. It was on and off. A few times a month. Never a relationship. It had continued for years now. Hoseok owned Hope club, so he slept with all kinds of people. Simply with anyone he found attractive. So he wasn't the one for long-term relationships.

But with time Jimin started liking Hoseok as more than just a fuck buddy. It was awfully hard not to when Hoseok was everything you could ask from a partner.

In the meantime, being the hopeless romantic Jimin is, he had always held a soft spot for Yoongi. Maybe because both of them lost their virginity to each other. Maybe because even though they weren't labeled as boyfriends, they did behave as if they were dating. Yoongi was the perfect man. And Jimin once loved him.

So Jimin always ignored Yoongi. Every time they were forced to see each other, Jimin would dare not look his way. He was too afraid that he might open old wounds and would end up falling for Yoongi. Part of him was glad that the rivalry of their bosses’ best friends because that was the main thing keeping them from talking to each other.

However now, after so long, the old wounds had been opened. And like a pot overflowing with water, his emotions were everywhere. By the time Yoongi asked him out, he was already in love with Hoseok. But how could he say no to his high school sweetheart?

At the same time, Hoseok had mentioned that he sleeps with Yoongi too. Jimin couldn't ever forget the way he felt a painful tug at his heart from Hoseok's words. One reason was the fact that the man he had loved and still has some feelings for, might have completely moved on from him and the fact that it was Hoseok that was sleeping with Yoongi.

Jimin eyed his high school sweetheart now. He was staring back at Jimin, cat-like eyes sharp and intelligent. Hoseok too watched Jimin. His eyes have always been ablaze with some burning passion. Even now, as he started at Jimin, there was a fire burning inside them. And it had Jimin in love.

"Why choose?" Jimin said, making the men before he widen their eyes.

"What?" They said in unison.

Jimin stood up and walked around the coffee table and stood in front of the two handsome men.

"I love both of you. I don't want to choose"

A silence followed. Yoongi and Hoseok exchanged looks.

"I want that too," Hoseok said, in a small voice.

"I feel the same, I think" Yoongi followed.

Jimin grinned from ear to ear. Finally, he was going to do something he wanted in his love life.

They hugged; the three of them. It was like a group hug. Jimin could feel both his lovers' arms wrapped tightly around himself and he too hugged them with the same intensity.

"So we're boyfriends now?" Hoseok asked, grinning widely.

"Yes," Yoongi answered, flashing his gummy smile.

Jimin laughed. "Well, I didn't think I'll be dating anyone for a long time but then you guys happened in my life. I can't be any happier" Hoseok said.

"Oh, you baby," Jimin said and kissed Hoseok's cheeks. Then kissed Yoongi's. They hugged again, resting their heads atop one another's shoulders.

They stayed like that for a while and Jimin pulled away. He reached to get his wine glass but lost his balance, the space between the coffee table and the sofa being unfit for three grown men to stand together. Jimin fell on the sofa on his back, making Hoseok fall on top of him.

"Fuck" Jimin cursed and Hoseok started laughing as he was basically straddling Jimin. Yoongi was standing as he watched his lovers struggling to sit up straight.

Jimin was watching Yoongi as Hoseok tried to stand up. At least Jimin thought that's what he was doing. But Hoseok completely straddled Jimin out of nowhere, his legs on either side of Jimin's legs, his ass resting on his cock.

Jimin looked at Hoseok with wide eyes and before he could do anything Hoseok smirked. And the next thing Jimin knew was, he was kissing Jimin. Jimin instantly kissed back, Hands coming to rest on Hoseok's hips.

Hoseok's kisses were sweet and unrushed, unlike how they normally were. Because every time they fucked, it was hard and fast and rough. But Hoseok kissed Jimin slowly, hands cupping the sides on Jimin's neck and Jimin could feel butterflies in his stomach. He hadn't felt that in a while.

When Hoseok pulled away, his lips were glistening with saliva and his brown eyes shone. Jimin looked at Yoongi, still standing with a smile tugging his lips upward. Jimin gestured with his hand for Yoongi to join.

Yoongi sat next to Jimin and Jimin kissed his lover. Yoongi had less plump lips than Hoseok. But Jimin loved that too. Yoongi too, kissed slowly and sweetly, his hands coming to wrap around Jimin's hips.

Unexpectedly, Yoongi bit Jimin's bottom lip. Jimin, taken by surprise, gasped. Yoongi took advantage of this and pushed his tongue inside Jimin's mouth. He whimpered from surprise and arousal that coursed through his body.

Jimin then felt Hoseok's lips on his neck. He prepped kisses from his exposed collarbone to his ear and then started biting down. Jimin moaned into Yoongi's mouth, making them break the kiss.

Yoongi struggled to take off his blazer and then started to take off Jimin's. Hoseok broke off from Jimin's neck and looked at Yoongi. He pulled the smaller man towards himself and kissed him, hard and rough.

Jimin watched as his lovers literally devoured each other's mouths. He couldn't help but find it extremely hot. Their hands were wild on each other's bodies as they kissed. Jimin's half-hard cock was slowly becoming fully hard as he watched the erotic scene rolling in front of him.

Jimin started to palm himself as he watched but before he could even start properly, his hand was slapped away by Yoongi. "Don't even think about it kitten"

Jimin whimpered. "I'm sorry, Daddy"

"Hoseok smirked. "Will you be a good boy for your daddies?"

"Y-yes" fuck , Jimin missed being called a good boy.

"Such a good boy you are. You'll be rewarded if you obey us" Yoongi rasped.

"Let's take this to the bedroom," Hoseok said.


#Yoonminseok smut with slight BDSM!#

Jimin lay on the bed, naked, in a kneeling position as he impatiently waited for Hoseok and Yoongi to arrive. His hands were tied and his cock was standing at full attention. Droplets of cum leaked off the red tip of his cock. A cock ring squeezed the base of his cock, preventing him from cumming. His ass was wet with lube. He'd been prepped by his lovers earlier and he could feel the liquid running down his ass. His hands were tied with a pink ribbon. He was basically glued in that position. And he was told not to move. He must obey his daddies. Therefore he mustn't move.

A low buzzing sound cut through the silence of the night. Tears blurred his vision and his cheeks were damp. The vibrating device buried deep inside his ass was overstimulating him and he had denied his orgasm a few times by now. It was almost getting too much. Jimin needed to cum so badly.

The door of Jimin's bedroom flew open and Yoongi and Hoseok stepped in. They had gone to find some condoms, Jimin not having any at his bedroom.

Both of them were in boxers, having had taken off the rest of the clothing before they started with Jimin. Jimin looked up at them, tear-filled eyes begging.

"You look so beautiful, baby" Hoseok said.

Yoongi walked over to Jimin. "What a good little kitten you are. Would you like to cum?"

Jimin nodded desperately.

"Then your daddies will reward you now"

Jimin nodded.

"Words, Kitten"

"Please. Yes please"

"Good boy" Hoseok's praise had Jimin squirming.

He felt the buzzing in his ass stop and Yoongi untied his hands and took off the cock ring. Jimin sighed as he felt his body relax a little.

Yoongi kissed Jimin and before Jimin could even kiss back he felt hands on his hips.

"Daddy is going to fuck you now," Hoseok said from behind Jimin. He heard a foil paper being ripped and within seconds, he was in a doggy position and Hoseok was pushing in his cock inside Jimin's already-abused hole.

Jimin moaned out and Hoseok started thrusting before Jimin could even adjust to his size.

Yoongi, who was before him, took off his boxers and knelt before Jimin, cock in hand. "Use your mouth, baby"

Jimin looked at Yoongi with big eyes before starting to mouth on his cock. Soon he had half of Yoongi's cock inside his mouth. While Hoseok thrust from behind, Yoongi fucked his mouth. Yoongi's thrusts became deeper and deeper and Jimin was almost gagging.

The stimulation was becoming too much as he was being fucked from two sides at the same time. Electrifying pleasure shot through his body and he moaned around Yoongi's cock.

Jimin felt like he was going to pass out anytime soon. His body felt lifeless. He was getting fucked like some doll by the two men. They were using his body to pleasure themselves. And he loved it.

Jimin could feel the heat of his lower stomach trying to escape. In the end, he couldn't take it anymore. He came, everything around him fading into white noise as his whole body shook with numbing pleasure, strings of white shooting from his cock staining the bed sheets and Yoongi's thighs.

Hoseok pulled out after Jimin came and so did Yoongi. Jimin collapsed on the bed from exhaustion. He didn't think he could even stand up after this.

Hoseok and Yoongi praised him as they placed soft kisses on Jimin's face.

Neither of them had cum. So Hoseok moved towards Yoongi and kissed him hard. There were no words exchanged between them when Yoongi bent down, ass up and Hoseok held the older from his hips. After squirting some lube into his fingers and quickly prepping Yoongi, Hoseok changed the condom and pushed in. Jimin watched as his two boyfriends fucked in front of him. Both of them moaned and grunted and with every thrust, lewd wet noises cut through the silence of the night.

Watching the sinful display and hearing and loving the sinful melody of moans and sick squelching noises, Jimin would get hard instantly if he wasn't so spent.

From the series of moans escaping Yoongi, Jimin knew the older must be near his climax. So Jimin crawled and sat before Yoongi and started stroking his cock. Yoongi's previously closed eyes snapped open.

His face was scrunched in pleasure and Jimin had never seen him like this, honestly. Yoongi always topped with Jimin. But Jimin should say that it was a very pleasing sight.

Yoongi came and as he did, Jimin opened his mouth. He gasped as Yoongi's cum hit his face and mouth. He stroked the older until he milked out the last bit of cum. Jimin gulped down the cum that had fallen on his tongue eagerly. Soon after, Hoseok followed.

The three of them lay in bed, exhausted and unable to move a muscle. After some time, Hoseok got up and cleaned both Jimin and Yoongi.

The last thing Jimin remembered of the blissful and very pleasurable night was Hoseok pressing a light kiss on his forehead before he dived into a deep slumber.

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Jeongguk opened his eyes to pitch-black darkness. In his sleep-driven confusion, his background came to sense, as the happenings of a wild night came into his memory. But at that moment he was feeling too warm. And his throat was dry as a desert.

Taehyung had an arm wrapped tightly around Jeongguk's naked waist and his head was on Jeongguk's chest. Jeongguk smiled, his memory lane providing him more sweet memories of a few hours prior.

He looked around but hardly anything was recognizable, as there was no source of light. Jeongguk slowly snuggled out of Taehyung's hold, careful not to wake up the older, and blindly reached for his phone on the bedside table.

Upon finding it, he checked the time. 2.30 a.m., it said. Jeongguk wasn't surprised to have woken up at such an ungodly hour. He had barely gotten any sleep in the last few weeks after he and Taehyung broke up. Now he had gotten used to getting little to no sleep at night and when he did, waking up around this time every night. But he had gotten a deep sleep that day as he had slept with Taehyung by his side. There was someone, or rather, his lover by his side to offer him warmth.

Jeongguk took the bottle of water on his bedside table and gulped down half of it, trying to quench his thirst. Then he stood up in the darkness, wincing in pain as he did. Taehyung had gone rough on him the previous night. And they had fucked for hours. But Jeongguk wasn't complaining. At all.

He walked to the wide window with glass panels. It out-looked the city. Jeongguk's vision was infatuated by Seoul city lights, lit up even at this time of the night. The roads looked tiny from up there. A car or two would speedily drive through them. The clouds had embraced the moon, making no light seep through. No wonder the whole room was basked in darkness.

Jeongguk stood there in front of the glass panels for a while, stark naked. The sky was strangely dull. The night was eerily silent. It was like the silence before a storm and it unnerved Jeongguk.

His mind wandered places as he stared at the starless sky. The previous day felt like an emotional rollercoaster. The morning and evening felt like they were an eternity apart. Like a mirror reflection of himself, it's still him but it still wasn't.

He was so confident that after that day he'd be starting a new life. A life without Taehyung. But the universe decided to give him something much better than alone healing time. She gave him back his safe place: Taehyung.

The morning was filled with so many conflicts. His aunt and dad were there and he was glad that he was busy enough to not approach them until the event was over. He also remembered seeing that man with a scar on his face, whom Jeongguk had met in his house the other day with Jin. It was suspicious of him to be at such a place as a conference. But Jeongguk saw him at the back of the hall. Jin was there too so he probably came with him. But...why was he with the staff of Taehyung? Jeongguk guessed Jin must really be making some dollars, working with both Jeongguk and Taehyung. He shrugged off the uneasiness the man with the scar made him feel.

His thoughts were keeping his mind busy until a faint light fell over him. Jeongguk looked up to see the moon, in all her glory smiling down at him. The clouds had finally let her go and let her shine. Oh, she was beautiful.

Jeongguk turned around. Now the whole room was lit up from the soft rays of the moon. Including the man tangled in the bedsheets. He glowed in the Moon's spotlight. As he peacefully explored his own land of dreams, the heavens looked down fondly at their creation. While the moonlight dully lit up the furniture, Taehyung seemed to glow under the light. It was as if the heavens were truly admiring their piece of work: an angel. He looked ethereally beautiful and peaceful. His beauty would never fail to astonish Jeongguk, for it was out of this world. He looked so fresh; as if watching him would make you feel like you're inhaling fresh morning air. His features were soft but sharp and his blonde hair shone silver now. A pout adorned his soft mouth. He looked innocent. And Jeongguk admired the man before him, the body lulled with sleep. He admired him for his all. His braveness, his strong but soft heart. Jeongguk truly loved all of him.

Taking one last look at the spotlight of the heavens, Jeongguk climbed back on the bed and snuggled closer to his lover. Taehyung shifted in his sleep, close to waking up but wrapped an arm around Jeongguk unconsciously and snuggled himself closer to him. Then he stilled, soft snores escaping him and Jeongguk could only smile. His lover's small sounds a lullaby in his ears and he too stilled as a deep and peaceful slumber took over him soon.

Taehyung watched the beautiful creature that was cuddled up against him. His features were lulled by sleep but enchanting nevertheless. He looks so peaceful. Soft breaths that escaped his bunny-like nose were audible as Taehyung reached to kiss to smaller boy's forehead.

Jeongguk's small hands were coiled into small fists against Taehyung's bare chest and the older found it the most adorable thing in the world. Taehyung carefully and silently watched his baby sleep. His long eyelashes kissed his rosy plump cheeks. His apple cheeks had a faint line of freckles sprayed over them. So faint that you should come so much close to his face as if to kiss him to see them. And Taehyung knew he was the only one with the liberty of doing so. His eyelids momentarily covered his orbs that fit myriad galaxies inside them. And his freckles seemed as if a few stars had fallen off his eyes and had landed on his cheeks.

His lips' cupid's brow was now decorated with an adorable pout. And Taehyung couldn't help but coo.

The sunlight shone on him and his brown locks shone. The tan of his complexion glowed gold and celestial. His naked skin that the sheets had failed to cover shone gold and he looked absolutely empyrean; beyond any beauty Taehyung had come to witness on the face of this world.

Jeon Jeongguk belonged in an art gallery.

And Taehyung was so fortunate to have him in his bedroom.

Jeon Jeongguk was the sweetest and kindest person Taehyung had ever met. His vocabulary was incapable of describing the sweet creature. In fact, he wondered if all the words of his birth tongue could describe Jeon Jeongguk and the love Kim Taehyung felt towards him. He loved him inside out.

Jeongguk stirred in his sleep. And a few moments later his eyelashes lifted, revealing the most beautiful set of eyes Taehyung had ever seen. His eyes smiled at Taehyung before his mouth could.

"Good morning baby," Taehyung said, love and adoration for the boy making his voice sound an octave lower.

"Good morning," Jeongguk said and yawned, his fist coming to cover his nose. Taehyung smiled widely, seeing one of his favorite cute mannerisms of Jeongguk. Oh, Taehyung truly missed seeing him do that every weekend.

Taehyung reached to kiss Jeongguk the moment the younger looked at Taehyung again.

"I love you" Taehyung said against Jeongguk's beautiful plump lips.

Jeongguk drew away from the kiss and giggled. "Stop!"

"Why? Do you not want me to confess my love for you the first thing in the morning when you wake up? So that I can remind you that I freaking love you and that I'd give you the whole world if you wanted?"

Jeongguk giggled again, hitting Taehyung's chest lightly with his small fist. "I don't want the whole world! I only want you!"

"Well you got me"

"Yes, I do" Jeongguk flashed his bunny smile at Taehyung and kissed him. Taehyung immediately returned it, wrapping his arms around Jeongguk and pulling him closer to his body.

When they pulled apart, Taehyung was almost on top of Jeongguk. The older smiled down at the boy, heart filled with nothing but pure love and adoration and happiness.

"Would you like to sexually please me this fine morning, Mr. Kim?" Jeongguk said.

Taehyung smiled widely. "It is my forever duty and pleasure to please you, Mr. Jeon, my one true love"

Jeongguk giggled and pulled Taehyung down for another kiss. Before long, they were needily pulling each other towards themselves, bodies pressed against one another and mouths fit like two lost puzzle pieces. They explored each other's mouths hungrily, not caring that neither of them hadn't actually brushed their teeth yet.

Taehyung's half-hard cock slowly hardened into an erection as he rubbed himself with Jeongguk's length. Small pants escaped both of them as they grinded against each other in a lust-driven frenzy to find some friction.

"Ah! Taehyung!" Jeongguk moaned.

"Baby" Taehyung husked, rolling his hips once more.

"Daddy I want you inside me" Jeongguk said.

"Fuck" Taehyung groaned and the next moment he was spreading Jeongguk's legs apart and taking his cock in his hands. He soon lubed up himself and pushed inside Jeongguk. He slid in easily, Jeongguk's hole being lose from the hours of sex on the previous day. Jeongguk's back arched and his mouth parted with a loud moan trapped in his throat as he felt Taehyung's thick cock fill him up completely.

He gripped Taehyung's arms and Taehyung reached to plant a kiss on the smaller boy's lips before pulling his cock out almost all the way out and slamming right back in.

"Daddy!" Jeongguk screamed as he threw his head back. Tears pooled his eyes from the pleasure that spread through his body as Taehyung thrust in and out of him, abusing his prostate.

Soon Taehyung found himself a steady pace. The bed shook with every powerful thrust and their moans filled the room.

So early in the morning, under the white sheets, they were making love.

They were so lost in each other and chasing their euphoria that neither of them heard the front door opening. Nor did they hear the hurried footsteps closing up on the bedroom and the door being slammed open.

"Taehyung- Oh fuck!" Jimin started but stopped himself as he took in the scene rolling in front of him.

The two men broke away from each other, cursing loudly, Jeongguk pushing Taehyung away from him and covering himself in sheets making Taehyung almost fall off the bed.

"What the fuck Jimin?!" Taehyung shouted, sitting up from the corner of the bed, the sheets covering his cock that had now softened because that was such a turn-off.

"Fuck I'm sorry but-"Jimin started.

"You can't barge into my bedroom out of nowhere, Jimin!"

"I know!" Jimin said, shaking his head wildly as if trying to un-see what he saw.

Jimin was wearing an oversized T-shirt and jeans. His t-shirt revealed his collarbones that were painted with marks of different sizes and colors. Jimin must've had it wild last night , Taehyung thought.

But then again, Taehyung and Jeongguk were no different.

"Why are you here this early!?" Taehyung said.

"Taehyung something happened," Jimin said.

"You fucked Yoongi and Hobi? We know" Taehyung smirked.

"No! I mean yeah but that's not the thing!" Jimin said, he looked panicked and it made Taehyung's smile falter a little.

"What is it?"

"Did you see the news? The tabloids?" Jimin said as he fished out his phone from his pocket.

"No?" Taehyung said.

Jimin walked over to him and handed over his phone. He read the header of the news article on the website that Jimin had opened for him. His smile was slapped away as he read the Korean words.

Then Jimin spoke in a small voice, panic and something else Taehyung had never heard in Jimin's voice overflowing his words.

"We've been sued"

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Tan Corporation, South Korea's largest company, and the globally renowned brand has been accused of having harmful chemicals in their latest beauty product, a brightening cream that was only introduced to the market yesterday. Famous actress Rose is now on her way to the police station to file a complaint against Tan Corporation after she had used the product and had...

Taehyung set the iPad in the table angrily and aggressively tugged at his blond locks, gritting his teeth. He had been reading through different articles for almost 10 minutes now. He was seated at the kitchen table with Jimin, who had been answering phone calls for the last ten minutes.

"Did you-"Taehyung started only to be cut off by Jimin.

"Yeah. The business managers are already on it. Most of the stocks had already been cleared off the stores. Only Busan and Changwon are left. The outlets in every other country were also informed to not sell the products. Our staff had already collected the samples from the attendees of the Conference. Fortunately, none of them had left the country yet. And hopefully, they haven't used the cream yet" Jimin said.

Taehyung sighed. "How the fuck did I even sleep through this? How the fuck did this happen? It's impossible! We did every test out there before it was released!"

"I know! And that actress hadn't even complained to our customer service before she had reported it to the media! Talk about a clout-seeking bitch" Jimin said.

Taehyung sighed again. He felt suffocated in fear that if something goes wrong, their centuries of worth reputation would be flushed down the drain in mere seconds. And he'd be responsible. Nothing like this had happened since the day the business had started. Not a single scandal, not a single complaint that had gone this far.

"That fucking bitch" Taehyung cursed. "How dare she give it straight to the media? How unethical of her. She even starred in our commercial and we paid her millions! The least she could've done is-"

Taehyung stopped himself as he felt a soft hand on his. He turned his head to look at Jeongguk standing next to him. He was dressed in one of Taehyung's shirts and his features were scrunched with worry.

"It'll be fine. Drink this first" Jeongguk said, his voice sweet as he pushed the cup of hot chocolate he had made towards Taehyung. He leaned in to plant a kiss on Taehyung's cheek.

For the briefest moment Jeongguk's lips met Taehyung's cheek, he closed his eyes and he felt himself calm down.

"What did your lawyer say?" Jeongguk asked Taehyung and looked at Jimin for the answer.

"He had requested a meeting," Jimin said. “Our other lawyers are already working on this”

"Rose will file a lawsuit against you. You'll have to talk to her before she does. Talk her out of it or this will harm your brand's reputation" Jeongguk said.

Taehyung nodded. "Did you tell Mr. Kang to meet with her after she gets out of the police station?"

"Yeah but her manager is refusing a meeting," Jimin said. "She doesn't want to meet anyone since her face is, in her words, 'ruined'"

"Bribe her, then," Jeongguk said.

" What?" Both Taehyung and Jimin said in unison, surprised by the words that came out of Jeongguk's mouth

Jeongguk shrugged. "Offer her money so she won't file a lawsuit. It's that or your reputation"

"But..." Taehyung thought for a moment.

"Have you done something like this, Jeongguk?" Jimin asked.

"No, but my father had," Jeongguk said, not a single regret identifiable in his voice as he threw his father under the bus.

Taehyung nodded. "We should go meet my father. He'd know what to do"

"Taehyung it'll be okay. We have done everything in our power in this situation" Jimin said and walked away from Taehyung and Jeongguk as his phone started ringing again.

Taehyung watched Jimin go and took Jeongguk's hand in his. Jeongguk smiled at his lover. "It'll be fine"

Taehyung tried to smile but he found himself unable to. A thousand worries were crashing down on him, making his attempts to even appreciate the love of his lover futile.

"I thought the good stuff was going to start in my life after yesterday. But I was so wrong" Taehyung said.

"Taehyung! Don't say that! No matter what, we'll be together. I'll be right beside you supporting you on your every decision because I love you. I'll never leave you" Jeongguk said and embraced Taehyung.

As Jeongguk's hands wrapped themselves around Taehyung's torso, and his warmth mingled with Jeongguk's, he felt like if he stayed like this, all his problems would vanish.

"I love you too" Taehyung whispered. He rested his head on his lover's shoulder, finding comfort in the slow caresses across his back that Jeongguk offered. Only if he could stay like this forever... but his comfort zone was soon terrorized by the loud ringing of his phone. He drew away from Jeongguk, and he felt his anxiety and worry crawl back to him the moment he felt the loss of Jeongguk's warmth.

Taehyung's father's caller ID had popped up on the phone screen.

"Son, are you on your way here?"

"I'll be there soon, dad. I'm still in my apartment" He said and the line was cut. Taehyung placed his phone in the kitchen counter and sighed deeply.

"Shall we go now?" Jimin said as he walked towards Taehyung.

"Yeah let's go. I'll get dressed" Taehyung said and walked to his bedroom. Jeongguk followed him.

After ten minutes, Taehyung had gotten ready. He fumbled with his wristwatch hurriedly to put it on. His actions halted when he felt warmth behind him and arms wrapping around him. He didn't need to look behind him to know who it was.

Jeongguk placed his chin on Taehyung's shoulder and sighed deeply. Taehyung placed his own hands over Jeongguk's small ones and held them tightly as if those alone would give him strength. And they did. The anxiety that had been eating him inside out since the moment he stepped into the shower seemed to pause whenever Jeongguk was near him.

"Everything will be fine" Jeongguk whispered.

Taehyung wanted to believe him. He really did. But deep beneath him, he wasn't too sure.

He turned around in Jeongguk's embrace, only to be met with beautiful dark orbs filled with stars that stared right back at him. Though Taehyung had seen the same eyes a myriad times, he would never fail to be amused by them.

Taehyung wrapped his arms around Jeongguk, returning the embrace.

"You know" Jeongguk said, making Taehyung draw away and look at the smaller boy. "You can always ask me for help. About anything. Even financially or business-wise. I'll help you with everything I can"

"Thank you, baby" Taehyung said, voice deep with emotion. "But I don't want your family coming between us. Our families still hate each other. If we show them the least bit of intimacy, they'll suspect us. We can't have anyone destroying what we have right now. So it's fine, darling"

"The business is mine. It belongs to me legally. If there's anything I can do for your business, I'd do it. My father will have no legal say in this" Jeongguk's voice was stern.

"I appreciate that but-"

"I said what I said. Stop telling me what and not I should do" Jeongguk said, mouth forming a cute pout.

Taehyung chuckled, moved by the boy's adorableness. "I love you"

Jeongguk sighed. "I love you too"

Taehyung closed the space between them. Taehyung's lips rested upon Jeongguk's rose petal-soft lips. Jeongguk kissed back, wrapping his arms around Taehyung's neck and Taehyung pulled Jeongguk closer by his waist.

Before they could take the kiss any further, Jeongguk broke away.

"I'll be going now. Will you call a car to come to pick you up?"

"Yeah. I will"

"There's some cereal and fruits in the cupboards. You should eat something. Go back safely. I'll call you" Taehyung said.

"I will. Be safe"

Taehyung nodded at Jeongguk and left. He didn't bid him goodbye. Too scared that if he did, it'd last forever. More than the trouble his company has faced, he felt like something else would go wrong. There was a something in his gut that kept bugging him that made him scared for his future.

He ignored it. Now, he had a company to save.


"How did this happen?" Taehyung's father was sitting the leather chair in his study. Taehyung stood in front of his wooden table with Jimin, both standing at attention, their bodies tense.

"I don't know" Taehyung spoke in a small voice.

Kim Eunjin, his father massaged his temples. He seemed more stressed out than Taehyung liked.

"Mr. Kim we've done everything in our power to stop her from taking this far. Our sales manager Mr. Kang is trying to get an appointment with her. She's refusing to. But we won't stop trying" Jimin said.

"The damage is already done. Not once had this company faced something like this. And this is something that has to do with the quality of our products. Everyone knows about what happened by now and our reputation is already tarnished. If this doesn't go too far, people might forget this scene in a week or two and the sales might go back to how they were. So in one way or the other, you must persuade her to stop" Taehyung's father said.

"Yes, father"

"And I can't believe you let this happen" Eunjin’s voice was angrier now. "I let you run this business at such a young age thinking you'd be able to handle things like this. It's not like you're not capable of doing it. You are so careless. If you don't get rid of your playboy ways, you will make this company go bankrupt. You think that you don't have many things to do as the CEO of the company, not more than giving orders and accepting offers and attending parties. Maybe if you were more careful with your new product this would've never happened"

Taehyung bit his lip, trying to conceal the sadness that came from his father's words. They were nothing but true. He was too focused on being with Jeongguk and then he was too distracted when they broke up, thinking of ways to have him back.

"I'll do everything to make this right, father. I'm sorry"

"If that woman doesn't agree for a meeting, Taehyung you will go and request a private meeting. She wouldn't say no to you. And whatever it costs you, you will make her stop. And remember" Eunjin raised his voice, making Taehyung look at him.

"Whatever happens, you will take this company to the place that it was before. No matter what way. Even if it costs you everything you hold dear. Including your beliefs. Because I know you have some strong principles, boy. Those don't matter in these situations. Am I clear?"

What does he mean? Taehyung was confused.

"Yes father"

"I believe in you. I'm tired now. I will go and rest now. Jimin, stay by Taehyung's side"

"I will, Mr. Kim"

Eunjin stood up and he took a groggily step. Then he lost his balance. Taehyung ran to his father and caught him before he fell on the floor with the help of Jimin.

"Father!" Taehyung called, heart erratic and voice thick with worry. The unconscious body of Eunjin was heavy as the two men knelt on the floor holding him in their arms.

"Jimin call an ambulance" Taehyung said, tears threatening to spill.

This can't happen. His father was having another seizure. This can't happen. Not when he needs his father's assistance. He needed the support of his father. Taehyung let a tear fall down his cheek, unable to contain himself. Everything felt numb around him. A blur of colors when his mother came and screamed looking for answers of what happened when bodyguards came and hoisted his father to a nearby sofa and the medical staff of the ambulance hurrying soon after and taking Eunjin with them.

And the only thought that seemed to cross Taehyung's mind was,

this can't be happening.

The sound Jeongguk heard the moment he entered the Jeon Household was laughter. Loud, contemptuous laughter. Triumphant, almost. It made Jeongguk wince. Laughter wasn't too common in the Jeon household. In fact, no one ever laughed here. Especially with the absence of Jeongguk's mother, the whole household felt dead and dull.

His father and aunt were in the living room, chatting and laughing, half-empty wine glasses in their hands. Their chatter stopped when Jeongguk approached, the grinning faces of his aunt and father turning towards him.

"My Son!" Jeongguk's father called. Jeongguk couldn't remember the last time his father called him that. Wherein he should feel happy about being called that in so long, he only felt numbness and anger.

"Come over! Join us. Have a glass"

"What's the occasion?" Jeongguk asked as he walked towards them.

"Didn't you hear the news? The Kims'-"

"Yeah, I saw" Jeongguk said, cutting off his father.

"This truly is something to celebrate. I've never felt this happy" Jeongguk's father said.

Aunt Mina smiled at her brother. "I'm glad too"

Jeongguk stood there watching his family celebrate the downfall of someone else. He felt disgusted. He knew that they've been enemies for over decades but it didn't justify this behavior. And then it clicked. What if... could it be...The whole thing felt so...?

"Father," Jeongguk said, making Mr. Jeon look at him. "Did you plan this? Did you make this whole scenario happen?"

Jeongguk's father laughed. Loud and obnoxiously.

"No I didn't," He said. "But I'm just euphoric that this happened"

Jeongguk sighed in relief. If it was his family that had been responsible for the trouble Jeongguk's lover was facing, he didn't know how to even face him.

"But Jeongguk, you call this Karma," Mr. Jeon said.

"What do you mean?"

"They are finally going to pay for what they did to your aunt 30 years ago"

"What? What did they do?" Jeongguk looked at his aunt who sipped her wine calmly and then at his father.

"The Kim's younger brother, that is that bastard Eunjin's brother was supposed to marry your aunt all those years ago. We were friends back then and your aunt fell in love with that jerk. We had planned everything for the wedding and they even got engaged. But that son of a bitch cheated on your aunt. Mina caught him with another woman the day before the wedding. The whole wedding was canceled because that day they broke up. Your aunt was mentally ill for over year after that trauma"

Jeongguk only knew half of the story until now. The guy who abandoned Aunt Mina was Taehyung's uncle? He wondered if Taehyung knew of this story.

"I'm sorry, Aunty," Jeongguk said.

"Its past, Jeonggukkie. I'm over it now. I'm living a better life now" Aunt Mina said.

“We had signed a bunch of deals with them that would commence with the wedding but all of them were destroyed because that bastard Kim wasn’t even planning to attend the wedding, it seems. It made us lose millions of dollars and we almost went bankrupt because we had buried millions and millions of dollars under those deals. But all of that went to waste when the wedding was canceled. Many business partners cut ties with us our shares were down” Jeongguk’s father said.

Aunt Mina sighed as if hearing those words again had brought her sorrow. 

"And that bastard married the daughter of Zeus Enterprises, which is, mind you, an American company, only months later. In conclusion he abandoned your aunt for money. That sick family of bastards. They deserve all the bad things in this world. I hope they'd go bankrupt. And be thrown to the streets" Mr. Jeon's voice was venomous.

Jeongguk gulped. What happened to Aunt Mina may be unforgivable but the next generation shouldn't have to pay for the sins of the previous generation. He was supposed to feel hatred towards the Kims. But he didn't feel anything close to that. He just pitied Taehyung who was the victim of the wrongdoings of his elders.

"Aren't you happy about what happened to the Kim's, Jeongguk?" Aunt Mina's voice awoke him from his trial of thoughts.

"I am," Jeongguk said, forming a slight smile. But it was forced. He hoped the others in the room didn't notice that.

"You should work harder. We can steal all of ther business partners and forma few new deals if we keep a close eye on who’s quitting their side. Watch carefully, son. You must get their partners into our hold. Sign some new business deals and launch some new products. Think of something! We must steal the spotlight from them. We can definitely get the award for the best business this year. Now that they are gone..." Mr. Jeon went on about how they are the best company now and how they should get all these money.

But Jeongguk hardly listened. He felt more and more miserable about the situation Taehyung was in now. He didn't know too much about this industry and how much harm the situation would bring Tan Corporation. But from how sure his father was of the downfall of Taehyung's company, he feared for the future of his lover.

The future of both Taehyung and himself. 

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Kim Taehyung stared out of the glass panels of his office that outlooked Seoul. Vehicles busily moved up and down grey roads and from the 10th floor of Tan Corporation Headquarters, they looked like tiny insects busily hurrying off to find food on a Saturday morning. The city below him looked utterly peaceful, moving on its own accord, people hurrying off to their jobs and well-planned days. It made Taehyung wonder why he was in such a mess. It shouldn't have been so. Not to him, the world's fifth-youngest millionaire, someone who usually makes 5-year plans. Now here he was in his office after announcing an urgent meeting for the director board.

He let out an exasperated sigh. There was only silence that surrounded Taehyung as he stared, eyes unfocused, mind wandering places he couldn't possibly keep track of. He unraveled his hands from behind him and checked the time from his wristwatch, a fine limited-edition Rolex one he had only bought last month. It showed that it was almost 12 in the afternoon.

No matter how much of a hurry he was in when he came home straight from the hospital after checking his father in, to rush off to his office, he wore a perfectly-ironed Gucci suit with his shiny black loafers and his blond hair was neatly combed back. He looked crisp and fresh and anyone would look at him twice as he walked by. He simply looked perfect. No matter how much of a mess it was inside his head, he knew to not give that away. He was the CEO of the country's biggest company. Of course, he'd been trained to look perfect in any situation. He shall never have any flaws.

The door to his office opened as a blond head walked past and Taehyung turned to see Jimin walking towards him.

"Is everyone here yet?" Taehyung asked.

"Yes. You can start the meeting now" Jimin said.

"I'm not going to tell them about father," Taehyung said in a small voice.

"Yeah, you shouldn't" Jimin agreed. "Go in now. Everyone's waiting for you"

Taehyung nodded and walked towards the meeting room. He could hear the chatter from outside. The director board didn't sound happy as they seemed to be arguing. It only made Taehyung more nervous.

"It'll be fine. Just tell them what our plan is" Jimin assured.

Taehyung nodded and sucked in a breath and walked inside as two staff opened the door for him. The whole room fell silent as the CEO entered, all the men and women who were much older than Taehyung rose to their feet, bowing with respect.

Taehyung bowed back, nodding at them, and took his seat at the head of the table.

"Wouldn't Mr. Kim join us today?" one of the older directors asked.

"My father wouldn't be here today. He was busy with some personal affairs" Taehyung smiled at the men and women before him. "Shall we start?"

Taehyung usually liked the cold. It was always better than being sweaty and too warm. He liked it best when Jeongguk's naked body was wrapped around him, providing him with just enough heat to stay comfortable. He didn't at all like the coldness of his father's hospital room. It was too cold for his liking and he hated hospitals.

His mother sat comfortably on the armchair beside Taehyung's father's bed. She looked healthy, Taehyung thought.

"When isn't he waking up?" Taehyung asked as he watched the frail body that lay atop the white bed, an oxygen mask connected to his nose. His father looked weaker than Taehyung had ever seen him.

"He's just asleep. Don't worry. It was a seizure, the doctors said. He'll be released in a few days when his condition improves" Taehyung's mother said, also eyeing her husband.

"He's alright?" Taehyung tried to gulp down the stress and anxiety that laced his voice. But the words only came out thick with worry.

"Yes. Don't worry, son"

Taehyung nodded, finally feeling like a small weight was lifted off his shoulders. He was about to tell his mother about the directors' meeting when his phone started buzzing. He took it out of his pocket and checked the caller ID.

My Baby 🐰💞

"Mom I need to take this," Taehyung said and immediately walked out of the hospital room.

"Gguk" Taehyung breathed out the moment he slid his finger over the call icon.

"Tae" He heard Jeongguk say from the other side. He felt a wave of comfort hitting his body the moment he heard his lover's voice. He had been craving to hear Jeongguk's voice all day.

"How did it go?"

"It went fine, Gguk. The director board meeting was a mess but they came around. Rose is rejecting meeting with our managers. I don't have any other choice other than to meet her myself"


"I need to do this or if she files a lawsuit, we're done for"

"Yeah, I know. Do everything you should do. I'll be supporting your every decision, you know" Jeongguk said.

"Thank you," Taehyung said. He sank down to a seat outside his father's room.

"Everything will be fine" Jeongguk whispered and Taehyung just wanted to embrace Jeongguk at that moment, feel his warmth...his love.

"Yeah" Taehyung whispered back.

"I can come over tonight"

"No, Jeongguk. I'll be staying home. I need to meet Rose tomorrow morning" Taehyung said.

"I see," Jeongguk said. "Tell me if you need anything, okay?"

"I will"



"Is there something you're not telling me? You sound like you're about to cry"

Taehyung wanted to cry. "Hmm"

"Tae! You're worrying me. What's wrong, my love?"

Taehyung wanted to tell him. He wanted to tell Jeon Jeongguk about his father's condition.


At the end of the day, Jeongguk was still his rival. His enemy. Was he not?

But also, his dearest lover?

Was he to let his biggest rival know about his greatest weakness?

But as a lover, he should share his grief...

He was battling with himself silently as the other end of the phone line waited for answers.

"Taehyung. You know you can tell me anything. I'm your boyfriend"

"My father had a seizure this morning and he was hospitalized. He's fine now though, I guess. He will be discharged in a few days" Taehyung breathed out.

He felt like another burden was lifted off his shoulders. He knew he would've felt guilty if he didn't tell Jeongguk about his father's condition.

"Oh Taehyung" Jeongguk said. "I didn't know. I hope he'll get well soon. Is he okay now?"

"Yeah. He's sleeping now" Taehyung felt the need to cry again. He really needed Jeongguk by his side at that moment. "Only my family and Jimin know. And now, you"

"I won't tell anyone. Don't worry. But Taehyung, are you okay?"

"Yeah. I'm fine" He didn't worry too much.

"I wish I was there to hug you" Jeongguk's worried voice came through the phone line. "Kiss you. Tell you everything's going to be alright" He whispered.

"Me too" Taehyung whispered.

The door of his father's room opened and his mother's figure came into view. "He's awake"

"My father just woke up. I'll call you later. I love you" Taehyung said.

"I love you too," Jeongguk said and after hearing those words, Taehyung hung up and rushed inside.

Taehyung didn't want to put much effort into his looks when he visited Rose the following Sunday morning. The actress, after Taehyung called her personal number and requested a private meeting, had agreed to a meeting at her house. He wore a simple T-shirt and jeans, with a jacket. Casual. But his whole appearance dripped wealth and power. With his hair combed back, he simply looked tempting and irresistible.

Taehyung now sat on the leather sofa of Rose's living room. And the actress sat before him, her face covered in a white mask.

"Miss Park" Taehyung started. "I'm more than pleased to have a meeting with you today and I appreciate it so much that you've taken time to meet me despite being ill and having a busy schedule" Taehyung flashed his handsome smile at her.

Rose scoffed. "Mr. Kim, all my schedules are canceled or this whole month! I've canceled all the tv shows and shootings because of this!" Rose angrily pointed at her face.

"Miss Park, I'm really sorry about the inconvenience that happened to you because of my company's fault. But we've done everything in our power to avoid this kind of situation again. And all the stocks- "

"I don't care about what you've done, Mr. Kim. Do you know how much damage this has done to me? I went to the hospital yesterday and the doctors said they can't be sure if it would leave a scar or not. My whole career depends on my looks! Do you know how much this could affect me? And the following two weeks, my schedule was packed. The amount of money I'd be losing? Do you have any idea?"

Taehyung sighed. "I'm sorry, Rose. I will provide you money for all your medical treatments"

"Of course, you will. When I file a lawsuit tomorrow, they'll charge you with all my hospital bills and- "

"Is there really no other way we can solve this? Must you file a lawsuit?" Taehyung tried. "We're acquaintances. We worked together. You were the actress of our advertisement"

Rose scoffed again. "you must really think I'm such a clout seeker, don't you Mr. Kim?"

"It's not that, Miss Rose- "

"I know what you're here for, Taehyung. You want me to stop this and you'll be able to prevent the downfall of your beloved Tan Corporation. I know that. But why should I? I want justice for what happened to me"

"I will give you anything you ask," Taehyung said. "I am the owner of the biggest company in South Korea. I can give you so much more fame and popularity than a simple lawsuit can give you. Name your price"

"Anything, you say?"

"Yes. All your hospital bills, the money you'll be losing on the period of time you're being treated. All of that and more. Just- "

"Date me"

Taehyung froze. Did he hear her correctly?

" W-what? "

"You heard me. Date me" Rose's brown orbs stared right into Taehyung's. He was reminded of Jeongguk's doe eyes. They were so much darker and bigger than hers. So much more beautiful. So much full of wisdom and kindness.

"Tell the media that we're dating. I will remove my police complaint and announce that it was a mistake and that you were not guilty. You don't even have to pay be extra. Just date me" The actress shrugged as if what she said was something out of a daily conversation. Taehyung was surprised by how much casual she sounded. As if telling someone about the weather. Taehyung was surprised by the bluntness of her words. And how there wasn't the slightest hint of shyness or shame in her voice.

Taehyung felt lost. It was as if he was a child again; alone, scared and vulnerable. No one to guide him and unable to take decisions on his own.

"Why?" Taehyung managed to say, despite all the heavy emotions choking him.

"Why?" Rose laughed, the apples of her cheeks rising behind the mask she was wearing. "Because as you said, you can bring me more fame and popularity than this lawsuit could"

"But I'd never love you. I wouldn't like you romantically. I already despise you for what you're trying to do to my company. Neither of us would be happy from this. How long are you trying to pretend? This isn't going to work!" It was the only sane trial of thoughts that went through his mind. All the other thoughts of how he wanted to run to Jeongguk's arms and never leave his embrace. Jeongguk would keep him safe. Only Jeongguk can keep him safe.

Jeongguk Jeongguk Jeongguk

Rose laughed. Loud, obnoxious laughter made Taehyung flinch and avert his gaze to her. "Kim Taehyung," She said. "Do you live in this industry? Do you live with this money like you confirm to be living? Love? Romance?" laughter again. "I don't want those. I need fame. Fame is money. Love isn't going to add zeros to my bank accounts. And what's so special about falling in love? There's no need for that as long as we both prosper from this deal. You save your company. I gain more fame. Do you really plan to fall in love and marry that woman of your dreams? A happy ending?" More laughter. "This isn't some fairytale! This is business. I swear you're so childish and naïve"

Taehyung sat frozen in his seat, fumbling with his fingers. All his life, he'd found himself listening to the exact same thing over and over again. Same summery, different voices and words. He was born and raised in a family of businessmen. They had told him to make sacrifices for what lasted long. And love wasn't believed to be one of those.

Love? His father would laugh at him when he once heard him saying he loved a girl in ninth grade to his mother. And that he wanted to ask her out. But his father had laughed at him. Told him to do it but not to take it seriously . Because as he gets older, Love is only going to be a burden to him. What he must fall in love with are money and his business. He had told him that love isn't going to take him places. Only money would. As a future businessman, Taehyung should be focusing on his studies.

He had been heartbroken from his father's words. He believed in love. He wanted to marry someone he loved when he was older. He'd dreamt of doing so. But his father's words only crumbled his dreams into dust.

He was sure his mother had different ideas. But she had only told him his father wasn't wrong. And that if he liked her, he should ask her out.

So, the next day, he did. And she turned him down.

He was heartbroken and he decided his father's words were nothing but true. Love isn't going to make him happy. Love only brought sorrow and heartbreak. He didn't need love. He needed to grow up and become a strong man with a strong mind to run his father's business. As the oldest of his family, it was his responsibility.

So, he doesn't do love.

He only fucked. And that was enough pleasure for him.

He had rooted himself neck-deep in that belief until he realized he was in love with Jeongguk, his own enemy.

From that day he set aside his beliefs about love not mattering. He knew he was able to find happiness from love. He loved Jeongguk and Jeongguk loved him back. And what else mattered?

Being loved felt euphoric to Taehyung. He didn't want to let it go.

But hearing Rose's words after years of not hearing the same words, made him think. Think if maybe, at the end of the day, what mattered the most?

His whole family's reputation and his company were in line.

His love life, which he had only started not two days ago, was also in line.

He needed to choose.

His Jeongguk or his company, his family?

What matters the most?

Maybe his father is.... right ?

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The living room of Taehyung's apartment was engulfed with a comfortable silence as big doe eyes took in the perfectly designed living room. There was not a thing out of place. The whole apartment was a work of well-planned architecture. Jeon Jeongguk thought everything about Taehyung's apartment reminded him of his lover.

Several paintings hung on every wall and Jeongguk couldn't help but be mesmerized by the uniqueness of the art done by Taehyung himself. Jeongguk wrapped his small hands around the mug of hot coffee that he had made himself only minutes ago to get more warmth to his cold fingers as he glanced around the apartment as he sat cross-legged on a sofa.

He breathed in the sweet fragrance of coffee and the vague realization that Taehyung doesn't drink coffee crossed his mind. He had bought it because Jeongguk liked it. In the few weekends Jeongguk had spent in Taehyung's apartment, he had gotten familiar and comfortable there. He felt like he was home every time he visited. It felt more like home than his own house. Because everything in Taehyung's apartment reminded him of Taehyung and Taehyung was his home.

Jeongguk had arrived at Taehyung's apartment not thirty minutes ago, and it was already the evening. He had texted Taehyung that he had arrived. He was feeling nervous about what might've gone down between Taehyung and Rose. He hoped that Taehyung was successful to convince the actress to drop her case. However, it went and after all Taehyung had been through, including the fact that his father wasn't well, Jeongguk knew that Taehyung would need some support from Jeongguk. Jeongguk wanted nothing more than to shower Taehyung with his love and tell him everything is going to be alright.

He had changed into a lose shirt that hung off his shoulders and sweatpants while he waited. he had taken several outfits of Taehyung to his own house and left his clothes at the apartment, so he had more than a couple of things to wear. Besides the shirt he was wearing, which belonged to Taehyung, was one of his favourite shirts of Taehyung. He was about to get up and wash his mug when the front door opened, revealing a very stressed-looking Taehyung.

His hair was ruffled, unruly, so much unlike his usual demeanour. His eyes lacked the usual twinkle. Jeongguk's heart dropped when he couldn't see the usual smile, which appeared every time he saw Jeongguk. His eyes looked colourless, as if bleached; void of emotion. His perfect lips that would usually be stretched to a rectangular grin was now a sour frown.

Jeongguk stood up from his seat as Taehyung closed the door behind him and walked towards Jeongguk.

"Taehyung" Jeongguk whispered. Taehyung's eyes met Jeongguk's and for the millionth time in those last few moments, Jeongguk's heart fell.

"What's wrong?"

Taehyung shook his head. "Nothing" A small smile. "It's all fine"

Jeongguk was having a hard time believing it. "What- "Before Jeongguk could pronounce his question, Taehyung had flung himself toward Jeongguk, making Jeongguk almost stumble backwards. Taehyung wrapped his arms around Jeongguk, almost squeezing his ribcage as he placed his head on Jeongguk's shoulder. Despite being taken by surprise, Jeongguk instantly returned the embrace of his lover.

They stood in the middle of the living room like that for what felt like an eternity, basking in each other's warmth. When Taehyung finally pulled away and his tired eyes met Jeongguk's, he knew that not everything was alright. Something was wrong.

But all the questions were halted in his throat when Taehyung smiled gently and kissed Jeongguk's forehead. Jeongguk closed his eyes momentarily, sighing as his lover's cold lips met his forehead. When he opened them again, Taehyung was staring at him.

But in his eyes was a heavy brown, darkness that made Jeongguk confused. His eyes weren't tired anymore. Nor did his eyes look dead. His eyes had darkened and Jeongguk was unable to comprehend anything when Taehyung turned him around by grabbing his shoulders and Taehyung's strong arms wrapped themselves around Jeongguk's torso, back hugging him.

"Tae- "Jeongguk started but was cut off as soon as he felt lips on his neck. Jeongguk's whole body tensed up, the hairs at his neck standing upright. Taehyung wordlessly prepped kisses along his neck and when he reached the base of his neck, he pushed away from the fabric of his shirt off his shoulder and prepped kisses along his shoulder.

His large hands caressed Jeongguk's hard stomach, slowly reaching upwards. As Taehyung left a wet trail of kisses along the pale skin of Jeongguk's shoulder blades. Taehyung's cold fingers came in contact with his nipples, which were already hard from all the attention Taehyung's been giving his body.

Taehyung's thumb and index finger pinched the erect mass of flesh of his nipple, making Jeongguk throw his head back against Taehyung's shoulder and moan. Taehyung kept teasing his nipples while his mouth now bit the shin of his shoulder and back, surely leaving marks in its wake. And Jeongguk could only moan in pleasure.

After a few minutes of teasing, Taehyung turned Jeongguk around to face himself. Jeongguk looked at his with hooded eyes, clouded with lust. And Taehyung was no different. His lips were swollen and glistened with saliva. His eyes had darkened dangerously.

There was a deafening silence between them until Taehyung ripped Jeongguk's shirt open, buttons flying in all directions. Jeongguk gasped in shock. That was his favourite shirt! Wait, it's not even his!

Jeongguk didn't have time to process much information as Taehyung knelt in front of Jeongguk and the next thing Jeongguk knew, his cock was standing erect against his stomach, exposed to the cold air.

Taehyung helped Jeongguk out of his boxers and sweatpants, which Taehyung had tugged off Jeongguk's body in one go.

And now, Jeongguk was standing in front of Taehyung, stark naked while Taehyung was fully clothed. In the middle of the living room. Taehyung eyed Jeongguk up and down, wordlessly as if a beast was eyeing its prey. Jeongguk gulped, but he wasn't unfamiliar with this. Taehyung had always been a beast when it came to their bedroom activities.

Taehyung kissed Jeongguk's thick thigh and Jeongguk watched from above as his lover left marks on his pale fabric of skin.

"Turn," Taehyung said after a while. Jeongguk obeyed.

Now he could no longer see Taehyung. He felt nervous and excited about what Taehyung had in mind for him. He felt long fingers on his ass, caressing the soft blobs of flesh and giving them a firm squeeze.

But what had him gasping and letting out a choked moan was when Taehyung parted his cheeks and licked a stripe over the crack of his ass. Jeongguk almost stumbled forward, with nothing to hold onto for support. Taehyung's tongue poked his hole, which was fluttering now. Taehyung's fingers joined his tongue and in no time, Taehyung was eating him out in the middle of his living room.

Jeongguk was half-bent, unable to stand upright in this kind of situation. Not when Taehyung was fucking him with his finger and tongue. His cock was red and leaking. And his eyes were brimmed with tears and his legs shook with pleasure.

After what felt like forever and just as Jeongguk thought he was going to cum from Taehyung's tongue and fingers alone, Taehyung stopped. Jeongguk whined, frustrated that he was denied of his orgasm.

Jeongguk heard Taehyung shift behind him, which made him look around. Taehyung had stood up and was watching Jeongguk.

"Go to my room and lay on the bed. Don't touch yourself" Taehyung's voice was an octave deeper than usual, which made Jeongguk's hair stand up.

"Yes," Jeongguk murmured, suddenly his body overflowing with arousal.

"Yes what?" Taehyung said, louder.

"Yes, daddy"

Taehyung hummed behind Jeongguk and without another single thought, he made his way towards Taehyung's bedroom.

The blue and grey sheets of the bed were neat as ever. Jeongguk slowly climbed on top of the bed and laid on his back, hands folded on top of his stomach. The room was basked in silence, and it was almost eerie. His cock was standing tall between his thighs, pre-cum leaking from the tip already. He needed release. The sudden urge to touch himself was tempting but Taehyung's words crossed his mind, which made him dismiss the thought completely.

Soon Jeongguk heard footsteps approach and Taehyung entered the bedroom. He took one look at Jeongguk, who was obediently laying on top of the bed as he was told to and walked right inside his closet.

Jeongguk's heart sank a little when Taehyung only glanced at him with a cold gaze. He needed attention. But he did like it when Taehyung was dominating like this. When he was mean. He liked it a lot .

Jeongguk heard ruffling inside Taehyung's closet and then something like metal crashing with each other.

A few minutes later Taehyung came out naked. But he wasn't barehanded. He was holding a couple of things that made Jeongguk's eyes widen. Taehyung looked at Jeongguk with a smirk and placed the equipment on the bed.

Jeongguk identified them. He knew about these things. But he'd never used them. A black satin blindfold and...a spreader bar?

Jeongguk gulped.

"Ever used these?" Taehyung asked as he knelt on the bed and looked down at the younger boy. Jeongguk had blushed a pretty pink.

He shook his head no.

"Would you like to?"

Jeongguk nodded.

"Words, baby" Taehyung grumbled.

"Yes. I do" Jeongguk said.

"Do you know what this is?" Taehyung said, showing him the spreader bar.

"Yes," Jeongguk said and Taehyung nodded at him. The spreader bar had a metal shaft, covered in leather, which was long and attached to it was two pairs of handcuffs. Each was made of leather and hung off the shaft with metal chains.

"Do you remember your words baby?" Taehyung said, eyeing Jeongguk.

"Yes. Banana if I want to stop" Jeongguk said.

"Good boy," Taehyung said, making Jeongguk blush a deeper pink.

"Let's start," Taehyung said and the younger watched as he undid the handcuffs one by one.

"I'm going to put this on you now," Taehyung said and Jeongguk nodded. Taehyung pulled the spreader bar so it extended into a wider pole.  Jeongguk watched as Taehyung spread his legs and attached each foot to the handcuff on the further sides of the bar. He then slowly raised his legs while attached to the spreader bar, until they were standing more than ninety degrees on the bed. He then took each one of Jeongguk's hands and handcuffed each wrist to the bar. At the end of it, Jeongguk's hands were above his head and his legs were spread out.

Jeongguk let out a mewl of surprise as his legs and hands were literally tied together, above his head. His body was bent in two.

He could feel the way his legs were spread wide and his ass was open, making his hole flutter from the cold.

Taehyung quickly took the blindfold and knelt beside Jeongguk's head. "I'm going to blindfold you now," Taehyung said and the next thing Jeongguk knew, his vision was blacked out. The satin covered his eyes and it was tightly wrapped around his head.

The moment Taehyung's hands left his body after blindfolding him, Jeongguk's senses heightened. He could feel everything around him. Hear the ruffling of bedsheets as Taehyung got off the bed. Heard Taehyung's bare feet hit the carpeted floor of the bedroom. Heard the sound of the air conditioner spraying air inside the room. His skin tingled from the cold and goosebumps were appearing on his skin. His cock and nipples were erect against the cold air. Having his eyesight deprived and the fact that Taehyung could basically do anything to Jeongguk and he wouldn't even be able to move from the bed made Jeongguk's heart rate pick up. The unpredictability of what would happen to him only made Jeongguk excited. He knew Taehyung wouldn't hurt him in any form. He trusted him. He trusted Taehyung with his complete submission.

A deafening silence had stretched around Jeongguk, which only made Jeongguk try to grasp into whatever sound that fell on his ears. A shudder went through his body the moment he felt Taehyung's long fingers wrap around one of his feet.

Jeongguk's cheeks had heated up uncontrollably. He was literally exposed but strangely the position of being bent in half was comfortable. Maybe because he had been taking dancing lessons until high school that he was so flexible.

"Are you feeling okay? Any discomfort?" Taehyung asked from somewhere by Jeongguk's right side.

"I'm okay" Jeongguk replied.


He heard Taehyung's footsteps go around the bed and he felt the bed dip. He heard a bottle cap opening and the next thing he knew, Taehyung's thick cock was being pushed inside him, mercilessly. Jeongguk gasped and bucked his hips up.

He wasn't stretched much beforehand and the stretch was painful. He heard Taehyung too breathing heavily. Jeongguk moaned as Taehyung mercilessly pushed inside. When he finally bottomed out, he waited for a moment or two and then pulled back out before slamming right back into Jeongguk.

Jeongguk screamed. The stretch was painful as it was pleasurable. Jeongguk's helpless cry didn't make Taehyung slow down. He kept thrusting, picking up his speed with every thrust.

The bed shook and Jeongguk couldn't move a muscle. The only thing he could do was move his head but that hardly proved of any use. Soon the pain subsided and shockwaves of pleasure coursed through his body making him cry out in pleasure as Taehyung repeatedly hit his prostate. The pleasure was dizzying and he thought he was going to pass out.

Taehyung's thrusts only sped up, encouraged by Jeongguk's moans and screams. He was thrusting in and out of Jeongguk at an animalistic speed.

Jeongguk wanted to move his hands; to grab onto something because it was becoming too much. But his feet and wrists are basically tied together, unmovable. His wrists started hurting as he kept pulling at the handcuffs, but the pain was easily overthrown by the maddening pleasure.

As cry after cry of ecstasy left Jeongguk's mouth and tears stained the satin blindfold, he could feel the fire pooling low in his stomach.

Jeongguk could only stay still as he knew he couldn't form any word other than an incoherent mumble while being brutally fucked like a rag doll by Taehyung.

It was only a few thrusts later Jeongguk came spurting white ribbons from his cock to his stomach, crying in pleasure. Taehyung kept thrusting in and out of the younger, chasing his own euphoria as the other lay on the bed lifelessly.

After a few thrusts, Taehyung too came inside Jeongguk, who groaned as he felt the hot, thick liquid fill him up.

He heard the rumble of bedsheets beside him as Taehyung collapsed on the bed beside him, breathing fast as if he'd run a marathon. Jeongguk was no different.

In moments, his blindfold was removed. It was soaked with tears. Jeongguk squinted his eyes as his pupils took in the dim lights of the bedroom. He was uncuffed soon and the moment the spreader was removed from his legs, he spread his legs, as all his limbs were aching. A low grunt escaped as pain shot up his body from his ass and sore limbs.

"It hurts?" Taehyung asked softly from beside him.

"A little" Jeongguk replied, smiling. Taehyung was covered in sweat and so was Jeongguk. The sheen layer of sweat of Taehyung's naked body was reflected by the dim lights of the bedroom, making him glow. Even after taking part in such an unholy activity, Taehyung managed to look angelic.

He smiled at Jeongguk. His smile was wider this time. It reached his eyes. He looked tired but he also looked less stressed and Jeongguk was more than happy about it.

Jeongguk watched as Taehyung walked to the bathroom and fetched a wet towel and wiped Jeongguk, cleaning him and kissing his temples.

After he put the towel away, Taehyung leaned down and slowly placed kisses around his eyes, nose, lips and lastly kissed him on the lips. Taehyung smiled into the kiss and Jeongguk bubbled with happiness as they kissed.

The older prepped kisses over Jeongguk's wrists and ankles, which had red marks from the cuffs. Taehyung looked worried and kept asking if it hurts from time to time. But Jeongguk only smiled and said no, because it didn't hurt much.

When the aftercare was over, Taehyung cuddled Jeongguk, their naked bodies pressed together.

Jeongguk looked up at Taehyung, who had closed his eyes. His heart was filled with curiosity and worry about what happened earlier that day. Something had stressed Taehyung out, enough for him to go so rough on Jeongguk.



"What happened today?" Jeongguk asked in a small voice.

"Don't worry, my love. Sleep now"

"But- "

"Shh...I'm tired. Let's sleep" Taehyung said and Jeongguk stopped there.

"I love you" He heard his lover whisper after a few moments, which made Jeongguk smile widely.

"I love you too"


Kim Taehyung watched as the actress's eyes widened at what he had declared. "what?!"

"You're threatening me," Taehyung said, voice stern as he sat, legs crossed over each other, composed. He simply looked dominating and powerful.

"I'm not- "

"This is blackmail and it's illegal"

Rose scoffed. "And trying to bribe me isn't?!"

"I'm not exactly bribing you, Miss Park. I'm offering to pay your hospital bills and the loss you'll be facing in the period of your treatment. We were talking as acquaintances here. We worked together. I'm only making a friendly suggestion that you remove your police complaint and not file a lawsuit. It's not much, really"

Rose was boiling with anger. "You can't- "

"Take off your mask"

"What? Why would I do that?"

"Because you filed a complaint against my company claiming something happened to your face. So, show me what happened"

"I already showed the police- "

"Take it off" Taehyung's voice was loud and clear.

Rose hesitated for a moment rolled her eyes and took off her mask. Blisters covered both her cheeks. But only a small part of her cheek. It had reddened and some medicine was seemingly applied over them.

"I'm Sorry," Taehyung said. "You'll heal. It won't leave scars, I'm sure. The blisters are almost gone now"

"Yeah but I have to treat them for god knows how long" Rose said putting back her mask.

"And I'm offering to pay for your medical treatment. Agree to this, Miss Park. Let's not take this too far"

"The only way out of this for you is dating me, Mr Kim" Rose said.

Taehyung sighed. The woman wasn't going to make this easy. He'd have to try the hard way. He leaned forward on his seat; hands brought together under his chin as he looked at the actress before him with hawk-like eyes.

"Rose, I'm telling you for the last time. Let's put an end to this now"

"And I'm telling you for the last time; date me- "

"Do you know who I am?" Kim Taehyung spoke, voice loud and clear. There was something commanding and authoritative about the way Taehyung spoke. It made anyone raise their heads and listen to him.


"You must know who I am, Miss Park, as a citizen of Korea, you should know what kind of power I hold. But you seem to have forgotten it. Let me remind you. I am the current owner of Tan Corporation, the biggest business in the industry with over a thousand outlets in 80 different countries. I am the winner of Best Entrepreneur and management award of the last two years at the presidential award ceremony. I am also close with the president of South Korea and many other Korean and global companies. My name is the most searched word on Twitter and news sites every week. I am the multi-millionaire Kim Taehyung. The fifth youngest millionaire of the world"

Also, he was dating Jeon Jeongguk, the CEO of Jeon Corporation.

"And you" Taehyung continued, "someone like you, have the audacity to tell me to date you? To threaten me? Do you have any idea about the power I hold? You are just some actress who might have a couple of million dollars in your bank account. But me? Darling I am the owner of a multi-national company" Taehyung sneered.

"You are nothing compared to me. And you are not worthy to me more than just peck of dirt under my shoe. I can ruin your whole life and career if I wanted. I can drag you to the streets like a beggar if I wanted"

Silence followed. You could almost hear a pin drop. The actress stared at Taehyung with wide eyes never leaving the floor. She looked terrified.

Taehyung smirked. "I don't know if you're doing this alone or with someone. But this is pure idiocy. Even if you file a lawsuit against me, I'll never be bankrupt or anything. My business would never fall. I and my family won't be dragged to the streets after this"

Taehyung stood up. He looked at the frozen figure that sat before him. "So, It's your choice. The deal is still on. I will pay all your medical bills. Inform me by tomorrow morning if you've changed your mind. If you haven't..." Taehyung shrugged. "Well, you obviously won't get anything from filing a lawsuit against me. But I'll make sure you know what happens to people who mess with me"

With that said, he left.

The moment he sat in the leather seats of his car, he exhaled. He gasped out as he took heavy breaths to calm his erratic heartbeat. He had never, ever uttered such words in his life. Though what he said was only the truth.

But that wasn't what made him scared for his life; what had him gasping out of nervousness. It was the fact that he had let go of the last chance to save his company. There was no turning back now.

Taehyung massaged his temples, feeling more stressed than he'd ever felt.

He can't possibly date some actress! She might be a celebrity but Taehyung would never have any benefit in dating her. And he doesn't even like her for God's sake! If he dated someone so ordinary like her, what would happen to his reputation? Besides, people aren't fools. They'd think that he started dating her because of blackmail. And his reputation would be flushed down the toilet. His fame would subside. And that would affect his company-

But the lawsuit could affect more...

But he couldn't possibly date that woman! He had promised himself that he'd never date a gold digger. And obviously, if they did date, she'd threaten him to marry her.

But above all...

How could he ever let Jeongguk go?

How could he give up on his Jeongguk for money and reputation? His love was more important to him than anything.

More important than your family? Taehyung heard his subconscious speak.

In all honesty, he didn't know. Nor was he seeking answers. He wondered what his father would say about this. If he would agree on the decision he had made. He probably won't. He did tell him to do whatever it takes to save the company.

But he couldn't possibly let go of Jeongguk. Not again. He just got him back! He had never been in love with someone as much as he is in love with Jeongguk.

Only a single night has passed after their reunion and he had already planned a happily ever after with Jeongguk. Call Taehyung cheesy or a dreamer but he wanted to be happy. And he wanted to marry the person he loved someday.

He knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Jeongguk.

He didn't know in what way the decision he took could be wrong. All he knew was that he was following his heart.

Nervousness still tugged at his heart no matter how much he tried to justify his decision. It was almost choking him up.

Taehyung felt a buzz near his thigh which made him slide his phone out to take a look. His phone screen was lit up with a notification which made the corners of his lips slightly tug upwards.

"Let's go," he told the driver, not taking his eyes off his phone screen.

"To the Kim Mansion, sir?" The man in the driving seat asked.

"No" Taehyung answered. "Home"

Chapter Text

Jeongguk groaned against the cold glass of the shower cubical of Taehyung's bathroom as Taehyung repeatedly slammed his cock in and out of him. His cheek was flat against the glass and the heat from the shower had fogged it up, the water running freely as Taehyung and Jeongguk were involved with themselves, the purpose of coming to the bathroom in the morning long forgotten.

Taehyung's hand was wrapped tightly around Jeongguk's throat, giving it a good squeeze and Jeongguk was having a hard time breathing. Taehyung's body was pressed against Jeongguk as he continuously fucked the younger, chasing his euphoria. His hot breath fanned against Jeongguk's neck from time to time and a deep groan would escape Taehyung's throat, sending shivers down Jeongguk's whole body.

"Ah! Fuck Tae!" Jeongguk moaned his palms flat against the glass and curled from time to time with pleasure. He threw his head back against Taehyung's shoulder, Taehyung's grip on Jeongguk's throat momentarily loosening as he did.

Taehyung pulled out suddenly, which had Jeongguk whimpering in surprise and pleasure. Without a single word, Taehyung grabbed the younger from the shoulders and turned him around, so that he was facing Taehyung. The next thing Jeongguk knew, Taehyung was lifting him up from his thighs and Jeongguk wrapped his legs around Taehyung's waist. Jeongguk's back was pressed against the cold glass and it made him shiver.

But that's not the only thing that made a chill go up his spine. Taehyung was staring at him with his chocolate eyes, which had darkened with lust and hunger. The intensity of them had Jeongguk breathless. If Jeongguk didn't know him better, he'd be scared.

Taehyung entered him again, and Jeongguk whimpered into Taehyung's neck, burying his face there. Taehyung groaned with each thrust and Jeongguk could only moan loudly while he pulled Taehyung's wet locks as he was nearing his release. Taehyung let out a loud groan as he came inside Jeongguk and the moment he felt cum fill him up, he too came, untouched, on both his and Taehyung's wet stomachs.

Taehyung pulled out and placed Jeongguk back on his feet, who had a hard time trying to stand up straight. After being fucked rough the previous night as well as in the morning, his ass felt almost numb now. Taehyung was quick to wrap his arms around Jeongguk and pull him close to his body in an embrace. He slowly led them both under the shower so the hot water washed over both of their bodies. Cum dripped down Jeongguk's thighs and he looked down to see it getting mixed with the water around his feet. Taehyung followed his lover's gaze and smirked, upon seeing his cum dripping down his thighs.

"I'm going to meet my parents and go to the office. I need to prepare for whatever comes next. And my father was discharged." Taehyung said as he took a sponge and soaped it up. He turned off the shower and started cleaning Jeongguk with the sponge.

"Are you going to tell them what happened with Rose?" Jeongguk asked in a small voice. Taehyung knelt in front of Jeongguk and started soaping his thighs and legs. His hands moved to his ass and cleaned there, fingertips brushing against his hole making Jeongguk stumble forward and hold onto Taehyung's shoulders.

He remembered that time Taehyung cleaned him up like this in the dressing room of that golf club. It was only a few months ago but it felt like an eternity away. It felt like another life. He used to hate Taehyung with every atom of his body. The only feelings he had those times towards Taehyung was hate and an unfulfillable lust. Now, well the lust part was the same but he was in love with Taehyung. He couldn't be happier about what life had bought him. He had found himself a family. A home. And that was Taehyung.

Taehyung had told him earlier that morning about what happened with Rose. Jeongguk was shocked, in all honesty. Mainly because he hadn't thought that Rose would have such intentions. Taehyung had said no because the whole thing was stupid. It'd make him look like some fool because people would eventually figure out the truth. Most likely sooner than later, Taehyung had said. But Jeongguk knew that part of the reason was Jeongguk.

They had only started their relationship. Taehyung was depressed when he was without Jeongguk. Obviously, he disagreed with the request because of Jeongguk. And Jeongguk would've done the same, if he was in such a situation, without a second thought.

Jeongguk had a heavy heart that maybe, the only way to save Taehyung's company was gone. He was feeling sorrowful that there was nothing he could do to help Taehyung.

"No," Taehyung said as he rubbed Jeongguk's thighs with the sponge. "They don't need to know"

Jeongguk nodded. "You will ask me if you need any kind of help, right?"He said.

Taehyung looked up at him. "Of course, baby" He smiled. "I will. Don't you worry" He gave a small squeeze to Jeongguk's ass and stood up.

"I'm sorry," Jeongguk said.

Taehyung raised an eyebrow at him. "For what?"

"I was part of the reason that you refused"

"Yeah but that doesn't matter. No one gets to order me around. I need you in my life. So I will have the person I love around me. I won't let you go. And that's final" Taehyung said; his voice stern.

Jeongguk nodded as Taehyung wrapped a towel around him, smiling. He then took another towel and started drying Jeongguk's hair.

"You are such a fluffy baby bunny. I just want to wrap you in sheets and cuddle you and shower you with love" Taehyung said, grinning. Jeongguk giggled loudly.

Jeongguk then took another towel and started drying Taehyungs hair. So both of them were drying each other's hair, laughing as they did.

After they were dry enough, Taehyug wrapped Jeongguk in a big fluffy bathrobe. "You are the best thing that happened to me, Jeongguk," Taehyung said.

Jeongguk giggled. "You are the best thing that happened to me too, Taehyungie" Jeongguk said. "I love you so much"

Taehyung grinned, pulling Jeongguk towards him. "I love you too, my baby"

Jeongguk connected their lips. He felt euphoric, every moment he spent with Taehyung. He was so fucking in love. He had never been any happier. He wanted this to never end.

"There you are!" Taehyung father bellowed as Taehyung entered his father's office. "Did you get the news?"

Taehyung was surprised. "Father! You should be resting! The doctors told you to-"

"How can I rest when our company is about to go down in shambles? You failed to convince that woman to not file a lawsuit and now look! We are done for" Eunjin shouted.

Taehyung sighed. Jimin had called him earlier after he left his apartment that Rose had filed a lawsuit against their company. There was nothing they could do now.

"Father, I'm sorry. I'd do something"

"Your sorry isn't going to save the company, kid. I gave you one job and you failed to do that. I told you to do whatever it takes to save us from this situation"

Taehyung held his head low.

The door to the office opened and Jimin came in, holding a couple of files.

"The test results are out," he said, handing both Taehyung and his father a sheet of paper. "There was a chemical in every sample of the first stock"

Urushiol the report said, the name of the chemical that was mixed with the cream.

A high amount of the chemical was present in every sample. "It's allergic to most people and causes a rash wherever it touches," Jimin said.

Taehyung's father threw the papers in anger. "How the fuck did this happen? Someone must've purposefully mixed it when it was being made. Did you start the investigation?"

"Yes, sir," Jimin said. "Taehyung already prepared an investigation team the day this happened. We are still trying to find someone who could be the suspect of this. Now that the test results are out we can try to find more clues"

"Did you call the lawyer?" Eunjin asked Taehyung.

"Yes. He is working on our case"

"The police will start their own investigation. Support them. Don't act like we're trying to hide anything. We can't go against the law. It will only backlash. There's nothing we could do other than watch. I will have some of my friends help with this"

Taehyung nodded. "I'll go now, father" Taehyung turned to leave.

"Son" His father called making Taehyung turn back. "Mr Kim of RM corporation called me and said that he'll help with anything"



"I'll thank him," Taehyung said and walked out with Jimin.

A low groan left Taehyung's as Jeongguk slowly ground his ass against Taehyung's slowly hardening cock. Both men had just returned from their work on a Friday, and they had made it to Taehyung's apartment. Both men, having not met each other in almost 3 weeks, were eager to get a piece of what they missed. Their kisses were hungry and passionate, hands wild on each other. Breathless whispers of I missed you were heard in the silence of Taehyung's apartment. They both collapsed on top of Taehyung's sofa somewhere in the middle of their make out. Both were still in their shirts and pants- office wear. And now, Jeongguk grabbed Taehyung's tie and pulled it as he ground his plush ass on Taehyung.

It was a rough three weeks for Taehyung. The lawsuit took place. The investigators had found the chemical in his products and were accused of having harmful chemicals. It was with the help of one of his father's friends that they were able to have the court hearing after around one week after the lawsuit was filed. The sooner it's over, the less impact it would have. The less would people remember it.

Taehyung's team of investigators were unable to find out who was behind this. Nothing suspicious was recorded in CCTV. Nor were the police able to find any suspects.

Taehyung had attended every calling of the trial. He had presented every evidence that this wasn't planned. But the fault was the company's, at the end of the day. Rose was the only person affected by this. Which only made it more suspicious for Taehyung.

The trial ended after a few callings. There was almost little to no hope for Taehyung's party to win the lawsuit. The results were obvious.

With the help of Taehyung's father, the media covered so little of what happened. The articles only said that a product was cancelled due to a customer, that being Rose, being allergic to it. But Taehyung knew that people knew that this wasn't as simple as that. Rose was a renowned actress and she was very popular in Korea. She has a huge fanbase who were more than suspicious of the whole thing. They’re only going to know that Rose was the victim, not the other way around.  So it’s quite obvious that this whole thing would leave a huge impact on Tan corporations.  However, Taehyung was glad that the media didn't expose all the facts of the case. Whoever planned this must've been disappointed for sure.

The first week after the lawsuit, sales notably decreased. Taehyung was struggling, trying to make plans to avoid a huge downfall of income. But it couldn't be stopped. The companies who had made deals with Tan Corporation cancelled them. A lot of collaborations were cancelled. Taehyung's company was slowly going downhill.

There were a few million won decreases in income in the first week. With the help of marketing tricks and the hard work of both Taehyung and his marketing managers, the second week was better. Taehyung was running here and there all the time, meeting CEOs, arranging more meetings and trying to make collaborations. A lot of companies disagreed. The lawsuit was a huge scar to the company's reputation.

No need to say that Taehyung was stressed out.

And he was unable to meet Jeongguk for 3 whole weeks. He simply didn't have time. And Jeongguk understood.

Both men laid in bed now, their hours of love-making had come to an end; both of them were awfully exhausted. Taehyung had filled Jeongguk in with what happened with him in the past few weeks.

Jeongguk sighed from beside him. "Is there really nothing I can do for you?"

"It's fine, angel. Namjoon said he's willing to help. Says his father has something to offer. My father is so willing to accept it. I'm sure it'll be fine. Father says that it's the only way we can get out of this" Taehyung said, staring at the ceiling.

"What is it?"

"I don't know, really" Taehyung sighed. "Probably a collaboration"

"I wish I could help like that too. I'd do anything. A collaboration or even merge our companies!"

"I know, sweetheart, I know" Taehyung chuckled and wrapped his hands around the younger. "I love you, baby. You know that, right?"

"I do," Jeongguk said, shifting closer to Taehyung and cuddling him. "I love you too. Whatever happens"

Taehyung kissed Jeongguk's forehead and smiled at the younger boy who was smiling at him. His doe eyes were ablaze with myriad stars as always. Taehyung wanted to keep seeing them forever. He wanted to keep him close to him forever. His true love. His home .

Jeongguk's eyes slowly fluttered close, heavy with sleepiness. In moments, Jeongguk had closed his eyes and was softly snoring. Taehyung smiled at his baby and closed his eyes. Exhaustion crashed down on him and in weeks, he drifted off to dreamless slumber.

Chapter Text

The VIP lounge of one of the hotels owned by RM corporation was ignited with mellow lights. The comfortable chairs and couches took up space in the large room. Taehyung sat in one of them, dressed in a newly designed Gucci suit, a leg thrown over the other. In that large room sat four of the most powerful people of South Korea.

The four businessmen were in control of South Korea's biggest family businesses. They were known for their hard efforts that brought their companies to the places they're now. They were known to be honest and humble. That honesty and humbleness are what made them so popular, not only in South Korea but the whole world. 

They knew, at the end of the day, everything fell under the law.

Namjoon and his father sat in front of Taehyung and his father. Taehyung was feeling nervous, even though he had known Namjoon's father since the day he was born. They were family friends. But this meeting seemed so formal, that it unnerved Taehyung.

The sales of Tan Corporation were decreasing. Their profits were low and immediate action must be taken to prevent any more harm to the business. They also had to pay Rose a couple of million dollars, as reimbursement. That summed up all the TV shows she missed and her payment for the treatment.

So this, is the last chance for Taehyung to save his company. This was final. There was no other way out of this than this collaboration. Without this deal, Tan Corporation would fall, regarding the way their sales were decreasing, they would go bankrupt in no time. The effect of the lawsuit had been much more than Taehyung had estimated. 

There is always a way other than going bankrupt. And this is that way. Plan B. The only plan available since no other company is willing to make a deal with them.

Taehyung genuinely felt glad that Namjoon and his father offered them this opportunity. He was relieved that the RM corporation had decided to come to their aid at such a difficult time like this. Without them, Taehyung didn’t know what to do. Namjoon and his father felt like an angel sent from heaven. 

It was Taehyung’s mistake that this whole thing happened. He should’ve been more careful and should’ve been able to stop Rose from filing that lawsuit. It had been his mistake and he wouldn’t let his mistake become the downfall of Tan Corporation. 

 "It's so great to see you, Taehyung. It's been a while since I met with you" Namjoon's father, Kim Yeonbin said, smiling.

Taehyung smiled back. "Yes, sir. Work had kept me from meeting anyone. I hardly even see Namjoon"

Yeonbin chuckled. "True. You're one hard-working lad. I'm much impressed."

"He had hardly been sleeping in the last few weeks. Doesn't even come home after work. He's basically been living in his office" Taehyung's father added and Taehyung smiled slightly.

Ot was partly true. He hadn’t met Jeongguk in three weeks and in those weeks, he had basically been living in his office with Jimin, drowning in work. However, the last few days, he had been with Jeongguk, after having met him after three weeks. He had missed Jeongguk so much and he wanted to make the most of it while he spent time with his boyfriend.

"I admire that spirit and dedication, Taehyung. Those are the true colours of a CEO" Yeonbin said. "Which is why I want to help you. Our families had been friends since the day our businesses were small shops. I can't watch this catastrophe happen to your company, Eunjin. Our fathers and grandfathers worked hard to build these empires"

"True," Eunjin said. "I really appreciate your efforts, Yeonbin"

"Namjoon was the one who came up with the idea, you see. He wanted a collaboration. It could save your company. But I doubt it would make much impact. Well, it would be something but not enough. Your father told me the situation your company is in, Taehyung. My experience in this subject makes me wonder if a collaboration would do much good in this type of situation" Yeonbin said.

Taehyung looked at the man who sat before him. His hair was whitening and wrinkles were formed under his eyes. He was old. "What do you suggest I do, Mr Kim?" Taehyung asked.

"I'll let Namjoon explain" He looked at Namjoon and Namjoon's gaze flicked over to Taehyung. For a moment or two, the two friends held their gaze. Something unspoken passed between them; a secret only two of them knew from the crowd in the room. He didn't look too happy about what he was about to speak of. Taehyung was confused.

Namjoon cleared his throat. "Yeah, so we can make a product. Not like a collaboration" Namjoon handed both Taehyung and his father two documents. "You, Tan Corporation will make this. And us, RM Corporation will sell it under our name. So you will be able to have the full profit of the sales. It will help you overcome the loss you faced in these few months. But only slightly. We can also do a collaboration. But there's another more effective way for you to gain your reputation back..." Namjoon trialled off, making Taehyung avert his gaze from the document to him. Namjoon looked very uncomfortable.

"A marriage," Yeonbin said.

"What?!" Taehyung blurted out, making all other three men look at him.

"A marriage, Taehyung. We will merge our companies. Your father had already agreed" Yeonbin said.

Taehyung looked at him with wide eyes. He couldn't believe this was happening. "Ma-marriage with whom?" Taehyung stuttered. 

Yeonbin smiled. Namjoon had his head held low, eyes on the floor. 

"Come in" Yeonbin called. The door of the VIP opened and in walked Kim Jennie. 

Taehyung watched with wide eyes as she slowly made her way towards the four men.

"Oh, Miss. Kim! You look lovely as ever! What a beauty you are. It's such a great pleasure to see you" Taehyung's father stood up and shook hands with her. 

"Thank you, Mr Kim. No need to be so formal. You're soon to be my father-in-law"Jennie chuckled. Taehyung's father and Yeonbin laughed at that.

She then moved towards Taehyung and reached to shake hands with him. Taehyung numbly stared at her for a few moments before taking her hand and shaking it with a blank expression.

This can't be happening. This should be some nightmare. Taehyung suppressed the urge to pinch himself and try to wake up.  

Everything was a numb buzz around him as he tried to process the fact that he had no way out of this. Both the older men laughed and talked. But Taehyung wasn't listening. His heart was clenching painfully. He felt powerless as there was no way he could say no. This isn't even about him. This is about his family and company.

Taehyung was born a heir to the Tan Corporation. It was his duty to manage the company and work for its development. He must work to keep up the legacy, the reputation of Tan Corporation. And he must do whatever it takes to protect it. He was raised like that.

But standing before the point where all his teaching and beliefs were finally being tested, he wasn't so sure if those things had taught him anything worthy at all. His brain was screaming at him to stop this stupidity. His heart was screaming Jeongguk!  

His vulnerability scared him. He felt so weak, being unable to stand up for himself here. But he, himself...this isn't about him.

This isn't some fairy tale! This is business!   Rose's words echoed through his mind. This isn't even a choice he has to make. It's something he must do. This is business. 

"...right, Taehyung?" Taehyung heard Yeonbin say.

"I'm sorry, what?" Taehyung said, finally being woken up from his headspace. 

"I was saying that you and Jennie had known each other since childhood and you two must know each other very well. So there really isn't a problem at all, right?" Yeonbin said.

"Of course. Taehyung and Jennie were to be married to each other sooner or later anyway" Eunjin said.

Yeonbin laughed. "Of course! I really can't think about anyone I'd rather wed my daughter to"

More laughter continued. Jennie was obviously having a good time. After all, she had wanted to get in Taehyung's pants since middle school. This must be a dream come true for her. But Taehyung had never thought about Jennie as more than a friend. No more than that annoying sister who he felt nothing more than a little bit of sibling-like affection.

Taehyung hated his life. It was his life. He should be able to control it the way he wants. But no. Not when it comes to his company. He must sacrifice everything for it. 

Not to mention it was him who had gotten himself in this mess. Only if he had been able to convince Rose…


He needed Jeongguk. He wanted him. He had never known love before Jeongguk. He needed to-

But how could he? When what he was born into was building up a cage around him? He couldn't escape that prison. There is no choice but to give in. No matter how much he wanted to follow his heart.

"I mean, there shouldn't be a problem, right?" Yeonbin was saying. "Taehyung doesn't have a lover, right?" He was smiling at Taehyung.

There were things in one's life that needed to be done. Things that have no shortcut. You must take the hard way.

He had his duty to attend to. It was his responsibility. This is what needed to be done. It had nothing to do with his personal life and feelings. This was about his family, his company. What he was born to do and take care of. His duty as the heir of Tan Corporation: his family’s business. 

Taehyung forced a smile at the old man. 

"Of course not"

Chapter Text

The moment Taehyung stepped into his apartment, Jeongguk's cheerful voice filled his ears.

"Hi! I made you some egg rolls! I learned to make them today. I'm not good at cooking. I hope these taste okay" Jeongguk chirped, flashing his bunny teeth at him. 

Taehyung gave him a blank look. His heart clenched painfully the moment he saw Jeongguk smiling widely at him. 

Jeongguk's eyebrows furrowed together in worry and confusion as he took in Taehyung's tired expression. His smile dropped slowly and it only made Taehyung want to sob. Jeongguk watched as Taehyung slowly and silently made his way to the kitchen counter and sat on one of the stools, slouching down on the table. Jeongguk followed him.

"What's wrong?" Jeongguk's voice was thick with worry.  He was standing next to Taehyung.

"What happened?" He asked softly.

Taehyung lifted his head up to meet Jeongguk's doe eyes. They were dark as midnight. A thousand emotions swarmed behind those black irises. A million stars and galaxies hid behind them. His eyes were lacking that sharpness. That blossoming passion. Instead, they were soft and gleaming; thick with worry. 

Jeongguk was artistically stunning. Taehyung had wanted to paint a few dozen portraits of him. He thought he'd have time for that. Not anymore, it seems.

Jeongguk was sweeter than a bowl of cherries. He was strong and passionate, determined, witty. He worked the way he loved. He was loving and hard to not fall in love with. He is the one who showed Taehyung the paradise beyond the horizon. He is the one that made Taehyung break apart from his stupid beliefs. Jeongguk was too precious for Taehyung. To precious for him to let go of.

Jeongguk was Taehyung's other half. He completed Taehyung. He connected to a part of Taehyung that others had never felt. When he's with Jeongguk, he could always be himself without resistance. And every time they're together and far away, just like their love, Jeongguk felt more real than the blood in Taehyung''s own veins. 

He was simply perfection in every way. He was Taehyung's safe haven. Even now, as he stared at Taehyung with those ravishing dark eyes dripping worry, he was enchanting and... dependable? 

Jeongguk was beautiful in every way possible.

A single tear rolled down Taehyung's cheek as he stared at Jeongguk's diamond eyes. And then another. Then another. 

"Taehyung!" Jeongguk cried as he wrapped his hands around the older, cradling him. Taehyung let his tears fall soundly, basking in his lover's warmth, being rocked back and forth.

He didn't want to be this weak; this helpless. But this was the true Taehyung. Not the Kim Taehyung of Tan Corporation, the man who controlled the empire his grandfathers built. Not that seemingly powerful and strong man everyone saw. No. He wouldn't show his true self in front of those people. Not even in front of his parents. He only felt safe revealing himself in front of Jeongguk. 

"Hey whatever it is, it's going to be alright" Jeongguk's soft and reassuring voice came and Taehyung looked at his lover with glassy eyes.

"No it's not, Jeongguk. It's never going to be okay" Taehyung sobbed. He hated crying. he felt so.. weak .

"What do you mean? What happened?"

"They want me to marry Jennie and merge my and Namjoon's company" 

Jeongguk stared at Taehyung, his eyes distant. 


"I'm sorry Jeongguk. I don't understand why there are so many obstructions for us to be together. I'm-" Taehyung couldn't speak anymore, he clutched onto Jeongguk and sobbed.

"Did you say yes?" Jeongguk's small voice came after a while.

"I had to"

Jeongguk nodded. "I understand. You had no choice. It's okay"

"You'll let me go?"Taehyung looked at Jeongguk. Tears stained his cheeks. It hurt to see him cry. It hurt too much-

"You know I can't do that. But you'll have to" 

"How can I let you go!?I love you! I'm in love with you Jeongguk! I need you in my life-"

"But you have to! It's not like I can help you with a collaboration or anything. This is your last chance. It's going to be okay. We aren't meant to be anyway" Jeongguk stared behind Taehyung blankly.

"How could you say that!? Do you want to end this?" 

Jeongguk shook his head. "I'll never be able to move on from you, Taehyung. But we aren't able to tell our parents about this. It'll only create more conflict and that's the last thing you want at a time like this. What we're doing is risky anyway. And we both had this coming, right? We started something that had no means of continuing. Maybe this is for the best-"

"No, please! Jeongguk-"

"Taehyung you'll be marrying her. I will stay away from you so you can focus on her" Jeongguk said.

"No Jeongguk I don't want that. I only want you-"

"I know Taehyung" Jeongguk was sobbing. "Do you think I want to let you go? We have to. We weren't meant to be. I guess we forgot that the world doesn't revolve around us. We love each other but we can’t be together just because we love each other, right? We can’t just go around like we are the only people in the equation. We already knew that with our families by our side and with our responsibilities we can’t be together forever. Everything around us is screaming at us about how wrong this is. I know it shouldn't matter but, right now, it does. I love you"

And with those words, he left.

Taehyung screamed after Jeongguk. He knelt on the floor, unable to stand up and sobbed. 

No no no this can't possibly be happening. He and Jeongguk were supposed to have a happy ending. 

He had lost Jeongguk again. And this time, he didn't think he'll be able to survive this fall.

Jeongguk pulled up in front of his house, The Jeon Mansion, with tears staining his cheeks. He had cried all the way from Taehyung's apartment to here. 

He did what he had to. This wasn't a time he should be selfish and hold onto Taehyung like a leech. He loved Taehyung and this was the least he could do. Though there were things in life Jeongguk wanted to give up, Taehyung was never on his list. He had imagined a perfect forever with Taehyung. But now all his dreams and hopes were shattered in pieces. There was no picking them back now.

Jeongguk felt like a widow. One with no funeral to go to, to mourn at, to express his grief.

Fresh tears started rolling down his cheeks. He screamed. Hit the driving wheel with fists. It hurt but it felt good to get hurt. The pain was welcoming.

After he stayed inside the car for what felt like hours, he decided to go to his room. So he can cry in peace again. Before he stepped out, he checked his appearance. His eyes were bloodshot from crying; cheeks scarlet. After fixing himself a little he made his way inside the house. He quickly went upstairs and was about to creep inside his room and lock himself up when-

"Jeongguk!" His father's voice boomed behind him, making Jeongguk turn around.

"Did you hear the news?" Jeongguk's father bellowed angrily. "That Kim scum is getting married to Jennie. It's all over the net" 

It's already been announced? 

"Yeah I heard"

"You useless piece of shit. I told you to get that woman before they do. And now? Look at what a failure you are! I can't believe you're a Jeon!" Jeongguk's father rambled on, shouting and cursing at Jeongguk about how useless he is. And Jeongguk's had had enough. He was not in the mood for this bullshit right now.

"If you wanted her so much maybe you could've helped me get her! But you did nothing. You're just here telling me to do things and you don't even help me with the company. The only thing you do is cheat on mom and fuck girls who are my age! You are the only person that should be ashamed. At least I don't fake shit to the public. I'm ashamed to call you my father" Jeongguk shouted at his father.

That was the first time Jeongguk had ever raised his voice at his father. He always used to be so scared of him. But now, he's truly had enough of his bullshit. It felt so fucking better to say those things to his face. He'd been waiting a lifetime to tell him those things.

Jeongguk's father looked dumbfounded.

"You! You dare talk back to me? You son of a-" 

"Yes, I did! What are you going to do, huh? Beat me up the way you did when I was younger? Well, guess what? I'm older now. And I'm tired of you and your bullshit. Go fuck yourself" Jeongguk shouted back.

"The fuck did you say? You useless piece of shit!"

"Like father, like son" Jeongguk said and slammed his bedroom door shut. He could hear his father cursing at him from outside. But he didn't give a flying fuck. He was too angry and sad about that.

He sat on his bed and took out his phone. He unlocked it and the first thing that caught his attention was his wallpaper. It was a selfie he and Taehyung took the first day they made love. He smiled at the memory.

It was saccharine sweet- every memory with him and it brought authentic happiness to his heart. Then all of a sudden the realization that there won't be a chance to make such memories with him again crashed down on him. The saccharine sweetness turned into bitterness in his throat. It rose like bile into his throat and with Taehyung gone, he'll have no reason to swallow that bitterness anymore.

Chapter Text

The Seoul skyline contrasted against the pink and purple hues of the evening sky creating beautiful scenery as the sun ghosted behind faraway skyscrapers. Vehicles rushed about in the labyrinth of highways, trying to get inside the safety of their homes before darkness took over the city. 

Jeongguk would too be setting off by now if it wasn't for the pile of work surrounding him. And an associate of him sat in front of him on his office couch as both men discussed business. Jeongguk flipped through a document he was handed as he listened to the other man describe to him the project he wanted Jeongguk to participate in. 

After the meeting was over, Jeongguk sat in the swivel chair of his desk and read the document thoroughly. He was fully concentrating on it when the door of his office opened and his Secretary, who's also his best friend, Min Yoongi walked over to him.

 "How did it go?"He asked.

"Sounds like a good deal. We have a lot of benefits. But their company is so small I don't know if we should participate in something organized by such a small and unpopular brand" Jeongguk said.

"If we agree on this, their brand will surely be so much more popular. That's what they want after all"

"Yeah obviously" Jeongguk chuckled.

"Our sales had increased drastically in the last month, by the way, "Yoongi said. 

Jeongguk looked up at him in surprise. "Really? Any particular reason for that?" Then he started checking his mail.

"Well...we've decided that the only reason for that could be because of what happened with Tan Corporation last month...their sales decreased and ours..." Yoongi trialled off.

Jeongguk looked up at the mention of Tan Corporation. "Oh," The painful tug at his heart didn't go unnoticed by Jeongguk.

"Jeongguk I've been wanting to ask you, "Yoongi said, "How are you managing this?"

"Managing what?"

"You's been two weeks since you and Taehyung last talked to each other"

Jeongguk smiled. Yoongi didn't need a PhD in psychology to say that the smile was forced. "I'm not, Yoongi. You know that" Jeongguk whispered.

It was true. Jeongguk wasn't feeling well. He hardly slept. He distracted himself by working his ass off. He avoided anything to do with his previous lover. Jeongguk felt suffocated every night without Taehyung. He felt so lonely. It felt so unnatural to go without hearing his voice. Jeongguk knew it was hitting him harder than the last time he and Taehyung broke up. The realization that this is permenent-

A knock on Jeongguk's office door made Jeongguk jump back into reality.

"Come in"

A staff lady walked in. "Mr Jeon, there's someone here to meet you"

"Who is it? I don't have any meetings scheduled right now. I won't see anyone today. Tell them to go back" Jeongguk said.

"But sir, it's Mr. Kim from Tan Corporation and Mr. Kim of RM corporation-" She said.

"What-" Jeongguk looked at Yoongi, dumbfounded.

"Show them inside"Yoongi answered for Jeongguk.

Jeongguk stared with wide eyes as Kim Taehyung and Kim Namjoon slowly walked inside. Kim Jennie followed them. Jennie was holding Taehyung's arm.

Jeongguk's eyes met Taehyung's and it looked like he didn't want to be here. Taehyung quickly looked away. What are they doing in Jeongguk's office? It was highly unlikely for any of them to visit Jeongguk at him office, even though Jeongguk's family and Namjoon's family had been friends for decades. It was so much more unlikely for his sworn enemy, Taehyung, to be here at all.

"Jeongguk. It's great to meet you" Namjoon said, smiling brightly.

"Namjoon, Jennie"Jeongguk said. "And Taehyung," Jeongguk gulped. "What brought you here?" Jeongguk stood up from his chair and walked over to them, gesturing for them to sit down at the couches. The vague realization of the staff lady, who was a manager, was still inside occurred to Jeongguk and he mentally reminded himself that he needs to act like he didn't know Taehyung very much. Oh , he also hated him.

"We're here to invite you to me and Taehyung's engagement party."Jennie chirped. "You're our friend, Jeongguk. You should come" She handed him and Yoongi two invitation cards.

"Oh Thank you" Jeongguk wasn't expecting this. 

They were going to be engaged already?

"Miss Jung"Jeongguk called the lady that was standing by the door. "Call Mr. Lee"

"Well, I'm not sure I'm free this day, Jennie" Jeongguk said. He really didn't want to go to his ex-boyfriend's engagement party. 

"My father really wanted you to come. We've known each other forever" Namjoon said.

"Yes," Jennie said. "It'd be lovely if you could come! Right, Taehyung?"

"Huh?" Taehyung's deep voice made Jeongguk look at him. He sounded as if he'd been spacing out. "Oh. Yeah. We'd be glad"

Jeongguk continued to look at him. It's been two weeks since he'd seen him. Since he'd heard his voice. His voice managed to send chills down Jeongguk's body. That deep, velvety voice. He missed hearing it everyday. He missed Taehyung.

Taehyung still wasn't looking at Jeongguk. He was fumbling with his fingers. He had lost weight, Jeongguk could tell. And he literally looked lifeless. As if he'd been losing sleep. Jeongguk was no different. It hurt to see him like this. Jeongguk may have known Taehyung for only a couple of months but he loved him. He could see right through Taehyung. Taehyung could never hide anything from Jeongguk. Anger surged through him towards Jennie upon seeing his ex-lover like this. If she wanted to keep him, might as well look after him. Jeongguk would've been able to do a much better job at taking care of Taehyung.

The door to his office barged open and in came Mr. Lee and Miss. Jung. 

"Mr. Lee, see if you can clear my schedule on this day" He handed the older man the invitation. 

"Yes, sir" Mr. Lee took the invitation from Jeongguk.

"I won't miss it if I could clear my schedules. I've been extremely busy, lately, you see" Jeongguk smiled at Jennie, though the only thought in his mind was to rip her hair out of her scalp.

"Thank you, Jeongguk. Then we'll take our leave" The three of them stood up. Jeongguk and Yoongi bowed at them and watched them leave.

The last person to go towards the door was Taehyung. Before he could open the door, he halted. Jeongguk watched as he turned and met Jeongguk's gaze. 

Jeongguk swore his heart stopped when Taehyung's chocolate eyes stared at him. A look of longing was painted on his face and it took all of Jeongguk's self-control to not start crying there. They held their gaze like that, a virtual conversation of love and longing passing between them. 

The whole world held its breath when Taehyung started moving towards Jeongguk. Jeongguk heard Yoongi suck in a breath. They weren't alone in the room. Mr. Lee and Miss. Jung was watching the scene unfold too.

Taehyung's shoes tapped against Jeongguk's wooden floor as he closed the distance between them with each step. 

He stopped a foot or two away from Jeongguk. The next moment, he was standing chest to chest with Jeongguk. Jeongguk had forgotten how to breathe.

Taehyung stared down at him with intense brown eyes. All the air had left Jeongguk's lungs but he wasn't suffocating. His nostrils flared as he breathed in the scent of Taehyung. He had missed it so much. So, so much that he wanted to-

"I'm sorry" Taehyung whispered. Jeongguk could feel his breath on his face. "Be happy for me, will you?"

Taehyung stared at him for a few moments before turning around on his heel and walking away. Jeongguk watched as his lover walked away gracefully. Taehyung was always so graceful.

"Will you do that?" Jeongguk called after him and Taehyung stopped in his tracks, right before he reached the door. God, Jeongguk sounded so broken.

"I don't know," Taehyung said. "But you should do that"

"You dare tell me what to do?! You dare-" Jeongguk was boiling with anger and he was so fucking hurt. He felt like bawling then and there. "You dare tell me to do that when you won't be the same?"

"Jeongguk please..." Taehyung pleaded. 

"Will you be so, if I was?" Jeongguk said. 

"Yes. I'll try" Taehyung said. 

Jeongguk took a deep breath. "Then I will be"

Taehyung nodded, biting his lip. "Good. That's good" It sounded like he was trying to convince himself. "Then, Goodbye, Jeongguk" Jeongguk watched his one trust love walk out of his office.

"Leave!" Jeongguk shouted at the staff inside his room. They quickly hurried out of the room. The moment the door closed behind them, Jeongguk knelt on the floor.

He was bawling like a kid. A four-year-old. Yoongi was quick to scurry over and wrap his arms around his best friend. 

But it did too little to make Jeongguk feel better. He sobbed and sobbed, tears falling down his cheeks like a waterfall. He was so pathetic. How could he ever be happy without Taehyung? 

He can't. 

He felt so, so weak. He was weak because of the person that made him stronger. That just made no sense to Jeongguk.

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The gardens of the Kim Mansion were decorated with fairy lights, giving the whole ground an enchanting look. Lavish vehicle after vehicle pulled up to the front yard dropping off extravagantly dressed men and women. Taehyung watched silently from his bedroom window, distaste scrunching up his perfect features as he identified each and every person who stepped off their vehicles. 

Everyone was dressed as if attending some royal wedding. Though there wouldn't be any fault in considering Kim Taehyung's engagement party a royal occasion. The men's and women's make-up covered faces and expensive material covered bodies did a fine job in hiding their true identities and intentions. But Taehyung's eagle eyes were capable of seeing right through their painted facades and see the jealousy and abhor. 

Bitterness and emptiness had made Taehyung's stomach hurt slightly. He was regretting having a few sips of whisky earlier in the evening. He hadn't exactly been very healthy after what happened with Jeongguk. He'd been skipping meals and been getting barely any sleep. His doctor had given him medicine to improve his condition. But the last thing he wanted to do was artificially erase his sadness. He deserved the suffering. 

Taehyung's bedroom door opened and in walked Jennie. The tight red dress that clung to her slim figure made her look sexy. The six-inch heels tapped against Taehyung's bedroom floor as she walked over to Taehyung, a smile playing at her red-painted lips. 

"Taehyung," She said, touching Taehyung's arm. "Most of the guests have arrived"

Taehyung nodded, flashing her a small smile. "You look pretty" She really did. But Jeongguk was a million times prettier than her. He missed being able to admire that beauty.

Jennie's smile widened at the compliment. Probably because this was the first time Taehyung had complimented her. Besides, he had to put up this little act, show Jennie and everyone else that he was affectionate towards her fiancee. 

"Thank you. You look really handsome" 

Taehyung wore a tuxedo and pants.  He had hardly cared for what he wore. While on other occasions, he'd be choosing his outfits himself.  This time, he let his designers do it for him. And approved of whatever they thought looked good on him. 

He was basically feeling dead. He wondered if Jeongguk would attend. Taehyung didn't know how he'd feel if he saw Jeongguk at the party. He wanted to see Jeongguk. But at the same time...he'd only be hurt by doing so. And Jeongguk too would be hurt. Hurting Jeongguk would hurt more than the hurt he would feel after seeing Jeongguk. 

Exhaustion weighed down Taehyung's whole body, despite not doing anything tiring that day. There were bags under his eyes but those were hidden with the layers of makeup that were applied not too long ago.

"Shall we go now?"Jennie said.

Taehyung nodded and offered her his arm. Together they walked out of his bedroom and descended down the stairs, to meet and greet the guests. Taehyung couldn't wait until this was over, so he could be by himself again.

The moment Jeongguk entered the Kim Mansion with Yoongi by his side, several people shot him looks. They were obviously not expecting Jeon Jeongguk to attend his enemy's engagement party. Some people came over to talk to them. When they said they didn't expect him to be there, he said that Taehyung himself invited him.

After the companionship we've built over the project we worked on together, we had gotten closer . The practised words left Jeongguk's mouth every time a question was shot in his way.

Before even two minutes passed since he came inside, he saw Taehyung and Jennie approaching them. 

"Jeongguk! You made it! I'm really happy. Thank you" Jennie said, slightly jumping on the balls of her feet. A crowd of people had gathered around them. They silently watched the most powerful businessmen of Korea, who were said to be enemies, interact.

 "Of course, I had to come," Jeongguk said as she shook hands with Jennie, and then smiled at Taehyung as he shook his hand. His hands were as soft as Jeongguk remembered. His breath hitched in his throat as Taehyung squeezed his hand a little. But Jeongguk soon recovered from his surprise and million emotions on fire. "I wouldn't miss one of my closest friend's engagement party," He told Jennie.

"I'm glad you could make it, Jeon. Didn't think you'd have the guts to come here" Taehyung said, making Jeongguk shocked for a brief second. 

"It was a challenge when you invited me, Kim. How could I turn you down?" Sarcasm dripped off his voice.

Taehyung smirked. Jeongguk swore his heart did a backflip at that. "Have fun, Jeon"

Then they walked away. The crowd around them too, slowly cleared.

After what felt like thirty minutes past Jeongguk's arrival at the party, he found himself sipping from a champagne flute offered as he sat at a table. Min Yoongi, Park Jimin, Jung Hoseok, Kim  Namjoon and Kim Seokjin sat at the same table. Slow and friendly conversation was exchanged amidst the group of friends. 

Jeongguk looked around him in awe.  He took in the extravagantly decorated interior of the Kim Mansion. The large living room, which was technically the size of a ballroom, was cleared of all furniture. There were tables and chairs instead and in the middle, people waltzed to the music provided by the small band of musicians. 

Jeongguk was hardly paying attention to his friends' conversation. Instead, he tried to catch a glimpse of Taehyung. He did, sometimes. He saw him and Jennie talk to other guests. Not once did Taehyung look his way though. It left a heavy feeling in Jeongguk's heart.

"I tried to stop her but she insisted on filing a lawsuit. She didn't even tell me about it. She had told her manager and filed a police complaint. I fired the manager. I mean neither of them has any right to file a complaint without my notice or approval! I wish I could fire Rose too but I really can't. She had already taken up a role in this upcoming drama" Jin was saying.

Jeongguk turned his head to his friends to finally pay attention to the conversation. The name of the actress who not only ruined Taehyung's happiness but also Jeongguk's made Jeongguk cringe and anger surge through his body.

"She had said she'd remove the police complaint if Taehyung starts dating her" Jeongguk found himself saying before he could think twice.

Everyone looked at him with wide eyes. "What? How do you know that?" Jin was aghast.

"Taehyung told me"

"How dare she!?" Jin said angrily.

"He said no because of you and him?"Hoseok asked. 

"I guess"Jeongguk shrugged. "And it's just so petty"

"I low-key wish Taehyung had agreed to date her. They could've broken up later and he wouldn't have ended up in this situation if he had" Jimin said, a scowl scrunching up his face.

Jeongguk nodded. It truly would have been better than this. A marriage was different from a relationship. Marriage was permanent and so was a merge of companies.  

"Taehyung doesn't like Jennie at all?" Namjoon whispered.

"No, you idiot," Hoseok said, punching Namjoon's arm lightly. "He was in love with Jeongguk"

"I know that! Jennie is my sister. I don't like this marriage at all. Jennie is in love with Taehyung and I had no choice when my father took this decision and Jennie just agreed immediately" Namjoon said.

The other men nodded, sighing to themselves.

"I guess there was really no way to prevent this. It's either this or Taehyung would have to build his way back to the top. Which is a lot difficult in this economy. And their reputation is in shambles. It’ll take years to recover the damages they went through even if this status. But if they don’t do anything right now, they would never be able to recover from this fall and would definitely go bankrupt. This is the best way to get out of that situation. This method is just so beneficial to both your companies" Yoongi said.

Jeongguk stayed silent. He knew that Taehyung didn’t have a choice. But what hurts the most is standing by and doing nothing. There was nothing Jeongguk could possibly do. And there was nothing Taehyung could do either since he didn’t own his company. He was only the CEO because he was the heir of the company. His father still owns the business and Taehyung couldn’t disagree with a decision taken by his father for the betterment of the company. 

Jeongguk wished he could be of help. But looking at Taehyung now, seeing how ruined he looked, how much he too was suffering inside and not taking care of himself as he should, and as he used to, was torture for Jeongguk. But all Jeongguk could do was stand idly by and watch the love of his life ruin himself and his happiness.

Jeongguk gulped down the sob that threatened to escape his throat. The more he thinks about Taehyung, the sadder he gets. So he let out a deep sigh and tried tod distract himself. He watched the dancefloor as he sipped on his champagne. Only if he could drink away his problems. 

"Hello, Mr Jeon" a feminine voice made Jeongguk turn his head. Standing beside him was Im Nayeon, daughter of the CEO of Twice Corporation. 

Jeongguk stood up as he saw her. "Miss. Im" Jeongguk smiled. "Hello"

She flashed him a shy smile. "Fancy seeing you here"

"Yeah. Couldn't say no to Jennie" Jeongguk said.

"Is that so?" She giggled. "Would you like to dance?"

Jeongguk was quite taken aback. He really wasn't in the mood to dance. At all. But he really couldn't say no to the next heir to Twice Corporation. He took a quick look at the dance floor. The crowd was thinning, as it was almost midnight. He saw Taehyung on the dance floor, his hand around Jennie's thin waist. A wave of jealousy surged through his body. He tore his eyes from his previous lover to the girl standing before him.


Taehyung wanted to punch Jennie when she dragged him to the dance floor. But he couldn't even snap at her because of all the people around them. So he didn't argue when Jennie forcefully led Taehyung's arm around her waist and they started moving.

Jennie looked really happy. All Taehyung wanted to do was kick all these people out of his house lock himself in his room and sulk or cry himself to sleep like he did every time he was alone. But his plans were crushed as his engagement was hurried, so they could start their work. Taehyung was in no position to say no. Even if it was his own engagement they were talking about.

His parents had left a few hours after the party started, since his father had to stay at the hospital for some medical tests, leaving Taehyung to manage everything on his own. He'd been doing well so far. Jennie had been a lot of help. She seemed to be really enthusiastic about this whole thing. Of course she would, she'd wanted to date Taehyung for the last 8 or something years. 

Taehyung looked around him as he danced to the slow music. There were only about twenty people left. Taehyung was glad that this would be over soon.

What made Taehyung almost stop in his tracks was the pair dancing a few feet away from him. It was Jeongguk and Nayeon. He stared at the couple who were talking as they danced. Taehyung narrowed his eyes at them. 

"Taehyung" Jennie's voice made Taehyung look at his dancing partner.

"Today was really fun wasn't it?" She said, looking at Taehyung.

"Mmhm" He nodded, quite distracted.

They danced a little more, Taehyung lost in thought. Jeongguk was smiling at something Nayeon had said she too giggled a little, making the bit grin. They were talking to each other and for once, Jeongguk looked happy. Taehyung didn’t know how to feel about that. Of course, he wants Jeongguk to be happy. But a wave of sadness rushed over him at the thought of Jeongguk forgetting him and moving on from him. However, at the end of the day, all he wanted was exactly that. 

"Taehyung!" Jennie whisper-shouted. 


"Don't look but Jeongguk is watching us. He's probably jealous of you since he wanted to marry me too" Jennie whispered.

"He wanted to marry you ?" Taehyung asked. No, he wanted to marry me.

"Yes! He's still looking. Kiss me!"

"What?!" Taehyung was flabbergasted by the sudden request. "No"

"Quick! He's looking!" Before Taehyung could say no, Jennie was already kissing him. His eyes widened. It took every ounce of self-control to not push her away. All the guests were probably watching them. 

Taehyung closed his eyes for a brief second. When he opened his eyes, he saw Jeongguk staring at him. At them. His eyes were wide as saucers. Hurt was written all over his face. He had his hands wrapped around Nayeon but he wasn't paying attention to her. He was staring at Taehyung. 

Both men continued to stare at each other; Taehyung while kissing Jennie and Jeongguk while holding Nayeon. A look of longing and sadness mirrored each other's faces.

Their staring session was broken off as the song ended and Taehyung could no longer bear to stay. He didn't know when he'd break down crying. The fact that Jeongguk was there made it worse. So he turned on heel and walked out of the room, leaving Jennie confused and shouting after him.

"Jeongguk I'm leaving with Hobi and Jimin. How will you get back?" Yoongi told Jeongguk as he approached the younger male who was sitting with Nayeon.  

"Oh, I'll call my driver. You leave” he told Yoongi. The shorter male bid the couple goodbye and left. The crowd had cleared up and only Jennie and a few other guests, who were also talking to Jennie bidding goodbye, were left. Taehyung was nowhere to be seen.

Jeongguk had been talking with Nayeon that he hadn't even felt the time pass. She was a nice person to talk with. Besides she wasn't purposefully flirting with Jeongguk.

"I should get going now. My father wouldn't like it if I was late" Nayeon said as she got up. Jeongguk followed her action.

"Do you have a chauffeur?"

"Yeah. I'm sure he's outside. It's been nice knowing you, Jeongguk. I didn't know The Jeon Jeongguk is this cool" She chuckled.

Jeongguk chuckled. "I had a good time too. Wish we could hang out again sometime. Goodbye, then. I should get going now too"

"Goodbye, Jeongguk"

Jeongguk watched her leave. He saw Jennie and him were the only people left. 

"Jeongguk!" Jennie called him as she saw him standing alone. 

"Jennie. Hey"

"I can't find Taehyung. My parents already left and I really should be going by now. It's really late"

"Oh you're not staying the night?" Jeongguk asked, surprised. 

"I don't think Taehyung would like that" Jennie said in a small voice. "I should get going now. Are you leaving now?"

"Yeah. I was about to. I need to use the bathroom"

"Oh, alright. It's upstairs"

Jeongguk knew. He knew the house like the back of his hand. There was hardly any place he and Taehyung hadn't fucked in. 

"If you meet Taehyung, tell him I left," Jennie said before she bid Jeongguk goodbye and rushed off. 

Jeongguk watched her leave and shrugged before he started his way up the stairs. He found the bathroom, that was at the end of the hallway of rooms. After finishing up his business, he slowly made his way down the hall. At one corner of the hallway was Taehyung's bedroom.

A wave of nostalgia burned through his lungs as he watched the familiar white double doors of Taehyung's bedroom. He saw that one of them were slightly ajar. Curiosity got the best of him and he took careful footsteps towards the double doors. 

He peeked in, upon reaching the entrance. The insides of the large room were drowned in darkness; not a single light bulb lit up to enlighten the room. There seemed to be no one there. It wouldn't hurt for Jeongguk to walk around there, right? Besides, he doubted if anyone except Taehyung and the staff were in the house. The sudden urge to take one last look at the place that made him feel safer than the shelter of his own house took over his whole body and he found himself walking inside the dark room.

The subtle moonlight that floated through the divided curtains of the french windows leading to the balcony lit up the room. But only slightly. Jeongguk took in everything around him. It had been so long since he had been there. But nothing has changed. A wave of nostalgia hit him hard when he saw the bed, neatly made, as a series of events that took place in that very bed crossed his mind. His heart felt heavy by the minute. 

He found himself walking towards the balcony. He didn't try to open the window. Instead, he stared at the sky that was a dark shade of blue. The moon smiled down at him from one side. There were hardly any clouds that summer night, making many stars gleam down at him. 

He sighed, feeling sadness take over his heart. Every time he looked at the night sky, he was reminded of Taehyung. For he was as gorgeous as the stars and the moon. Taehyung was a beautiful creature carved by the heavens themselves. He was beautiful inside out. How could Jeongguk ever get over the most perfect person he'd met in his whole 23 years of living?


A deep voice said behind Jeongguk, which made him turn around in an instant. 

He couldn't see where the voice had come from as the room was painted pitch black in some places. But Jeongguk knew that voice. That deep, velvety voice that flowed like honey. Ever so mellow, compulsive and seductive. He'd heard it so many times. That voice had whispered sweet nothings to him and also had called him many unholy names. He'd know that voice anywhere. How could he not? This was the person who'd become the closest to him. He'd know him from touch alone, from smell. He'd know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth.

A figure stepped off the shadows. Jeongguk's breath hitched in his throat as he took in Taehyung's physique. His marble skin glowed silver in the moonlight. His silk shirt shone like metal. The shadows cast on him only made his sharp edges look sharper. Jeongguk felt as if the moonlight had brightened the moment Taehyung came into view.

He simply looked breathtaking. Enchanting. Ethereal. 

"What are you doing here?" the voice came again. As deep as Jeongguk's love for Taehyung. His need and want for him.

He was at a loss for words.

"I door was open..." Jeongguk found himself stuttering. "I'm sorry"

Taehyung stepped closer to Jeongguk. He looked more perfect up close. 

"Why are you apologising, angel? We had had so many beautiful moments here, have we not?" Taehyung smiled.

"We won't be making such moments anymore, I guess" Jeongguk found himself saying. 

Taehyung's smile was slapped off his face. His mouth turned slightly downward with sadness. Jeongguk's heart only grew heavier at the scene. 

"I wish we could make more such moments," Taehyung said. "For the rest of my life" A dry chuckle.

They were standing so close. so close that if Jeongguk extended his hand, he'd be touching Taehyung's face. It took all his sanity to not do that and fist his hands by his side. 

"Me too" 

"But I still love you" A low whisper that made Jeongguk raise his eyes to look at Taehyung's chocolate orbs.

His eyes shone in the moonlight. Glassy and tear-filled. His perfect cupid's brow of his mouth was a sad curve. Jeongguk wanted nothing more than to kiss away that sad curve out of his mouth at that moment.

Sadness didn't look good on him.

Taehyung was a happy man. Or he used to be. It sucked to see him like this. This weak, this frail, this vulnerable.

Jeongguk didn't know what else he could do. He loved him. He always will. This was what he was born to do. There's nothing more he could do at that moment. It was his second nature. What his heart, mind, body and soul told him to do. So he did it.

He kissed Taehyung. 

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Jeongguk kissed Taehyung.

His lips were liquid ecstasy. The moment Jeongguk's lips locked Taehyung's like puzzle pieces made to fit perfectly, every woe and worry left Taehyung's body without a whiff. Every distressing thought that lurked in his mind vanished into thin air like magic. And the only thing Taehyung could feel was warmth radiating all over his body and soul, from the core of his heart.

The room fell away around them. Taehyung had never gotten so lost in a kiss before. His heart kept missing beats and he couldn't bring Jeongguk close enough towards himself. Jeongguk gasped, feeling Taehyung pull him closer, his own hands entangling around Taehyung's neck. The older made sure to invade Jeongguk's mouth with his tongue, taking advantage of the situation, to taste Jeongguk further. To repaint his memories.

Taehyung tasted Jeongguk and he realized he'd been starving.

He had kissed many before. But it didn't burn him alive. It didn't make his heart beat like crazy and butterflies explode in his stomach. It didn't make him feel like home, where he belonged.

Maybe the kiss lasted a minute. Maybe an hour. All Taehyung knew was that no one could ever make him feel the way Jeongguk did. Jeongguk was his person. He'd been waiting for him his whole life. How dare he even think about letting him go?

Jeongguk made his soul sing with joy. He made him feel complete. A faint taste of alcohol numbed at his senses as Taehyung tasted Jeongguk, along with that saccharine sweet taste that always lurked on Jeongguk's lips. Taehyung's mind was in a frenzy, any kind of logic and reason not crossing his mind as he tasted Jeongguk, like a lunatic, drinking in the intoxication of the drug named Jeongguk. He was getting addicted all over again.

Taehyung felt Jeongguk sigh against his mouth and Taehyung inhaled him, his lungs filling with Jeongguk's scent of cologne and that heavenly smell that clung to Jeongguk all the time. As if he inhaled a drug, a euphoric feeling numbed his body.

He missed this. He missed this so much. And as they kissed slowly and passionately, not too rushed, renewing every memory, the softness of his lips and the comfort of his warmth, Taehyung found himself melting into Jeongguk, melting into the kiss to feel back everything he missed, to feel every reason he wanted to keep Jeongguk close to him. He kissed him with every fibre of his existence, eager to just feel Jeongguk.

"I missed you" Taehyung found himself mumbling the ultimate truth between kisses. "Fuck, I missed you Gguk"

Taehyung heard Jeongguk hum in response but neither let go of each other's sweet lips. They couldn't. Both of them were tasting each other like they were addicted. And they were.

Taehyung didn't know who pulled away first. When he opened his eyes, he was met with Jeongguk's divine face. His eyes were still closed as if he was trying to recover from the bliss of the kiss. His rosy lips were swollen and glistening with saliva, small pants escaping through them. His cheeks were dusted scarlet and the moonlight illuminated his whole figure.

He looked ravishing.

When his eyes slowly fluttered open, their souls caught on fire. Jeongguk's onyx eyes sparkled. The cosmic galaxies in those bottomless voids of darkness and wonder that Taehyung could get lost in anytime, stared right through his soul.

He didn't feel the wetness of his cheeks until Jeongguk's small hands started dabbing at them, his own eyes twinkling with unshed tears.

"Why are you crying?" Jeongguk asked brokenly.

Taehyung could feel the warmth of Jeongguk's palms against his cheeks. He put a hand over Jeongguk's, shaking his head no. "N-Nothing Gguk...I just missed you s-so much" He sniffled.

"I missed you too" Jeongguk whispered, their lips only fractions away. "Too much"

When Jeongguk's arms wrapped themselves around Taehyung's torso, pulling him closer than ever, Taehyung let his tears fall freely as he buried his face in his lover's neck. He inhaled the intoxicating scent of Jeongguk and like on a drug, he started to feel alive again.

Taehyung felt himself being seated at the edge of his bed and Jeongguk climbed on top of him, placing his legs on either side of Taehyung and sitting on the older's thighs, without breaking the embrace. They stayed like that for what felt like an eternity and Taehyung didn't have to look to tell that Jeongguk was crying too. This was so much better than crying alone in the confines of Taehyung's bedroom. At least he has warmth around him.

The tears eased away after a while and Jeongguk pulled away to look at Taehyung. Taehyung hesitantly looked up at his lover. The swirls of emotions in his eyes made Taehyung want to gasp. Love and need. The emotions were so raw that it was almost sickening.

Before Taehyung could ponder further, every atom of need and love for Jeongguk took over his being and he covered Jeongguk's mouth with his own. Their lips crushed together and Taehyung felt like walking on air. It was magic, the way his lips connected with Taehyung's. His mouth was so warm, the caress of his lips softer than he could have imagined and Jeongguk opened his mouth with a low moan.

Taehyung's every last fibre of need exploded at the sound and his large palm wrapped around the back of Jeongguk's small neck, bringing him closer, their mouths open wide as their tongues and teeth crashed, hurriedly, both their minds lost in the ecstasy of tasting each other and arousal spreading like wildfire through their bodies.

In a fraction, Jeongguk was under Taehyung, their mouths parting for the briefest moment before a throaty growl of need escaped Taehyung's throat and he was devouring Jeongguk again. Jeongguk moaned into Taehyung's mouth, eyes shut tightly, unable to contain the libido. They lusted after each other's lips, rushed and frantic, like two lunatics. Their hands were wild on each other's bodies, gripping and caressing. Unable to get enough of each other.

Jeongguk found himself naked under Taehyung, except for the white shirt that loosely clung to his figure, the buttons open, leaving the pale, unmarked skin of his chest to prey under Taehyung's dark lusty gaze. His pink nipples were erect and so was his cock. Jeogguk felt embarrassed at how needy he was. How messed up he got in such a small amount of time.

Taehyung, on the other hand, was fully clothed, except for the shirt that's buttons were popped off by none other than a needy Jeongguk himself.

"Baby" Taehyung whispered, eyes preying on the delicate creature under him, basked in moonlight, looking like the prettiest creature to exist on the face of the earth. The dried tears of sadness had left trials on his face but his eyes were still glassy with new tears. But Taehyung knew that these tears weren't tears of sorrow; but of arousal and neediness.

"Ple-please touch me" Jeongguk whimpered under Taehyung.

"My baby" Taehyung traced a finger down the pretty boy's chest, from the space between his collarbones to the red and erect cock that laid heavy on his stomach, dripping already. "My angel"

Taehyung bent down, to paint the pale canvas of Jeongguk's unmarked skin. He leaned down and softly kissed the tender area at the base of his neck. Jeongguk's body went rigid with surprise as trembles shook his body and the euphoric warmth blossomed within him once more. Taehyung continued to mark his pale skin up. Claiming him, bites and nibbles along all the sensitive places. It had Jeongguk trembling under Taehyung, whimpering and tightening his fists in the bedsheets. When Taehyung swirled his tongue over his right nipple, a needy moan escaped his throat. Taehyung wasn't bothered at all. Instead, he was enjoying his baby's needy whines and moans. He continued to torture him, taking his nipples between his teeth from time to time. Jeongguk kept releasing moans and profanities. It only encouraged Taehyung to continue. He missed this. He missed making Jeongguk a beautiful mess under him.

When Taehyung had tortured the younger for a satisfactory time period, he started pecking him here and there, trying to calm down the mess Jeongguk had become.

Jeongguk was breathless with delight as he showered him with gentle, soft kisses, each with its own flicker of warmth. Jeongguk gazed up at him, thrilled beyond words to be the recipient of his affection, right after roughly marking him up. He drew back again and spent a moment studying his face.

Jeongguk looked enchanting. His blush deepened under Taehyung's preying gaze. He looked fucking pretty. Taehyung had never seen a more satisfactory sight in his life.

"Fucking pretty" Taehyung rasped, mesmerized by the beauty under him.

Jeongguk's eyes fluttered open. They were glassy as ever. "You think I'm pretty?" He asked in a small voice.

Taehyung cooed. "Of course, doll. The prettiest boy I've seen in my whole fucking life"

Jeongguk giggled. "Thank you, daddy"

Taehyung chuckled darkly and gazed at him lovingly, his eyes softening with tenderness before sparking with something else. Hunger. He tilted his head to the side and kissed him, his lips demanding. Jeongguk felt a smouldering heat deep within him as Taehyung's grip tightened, crushing his body to Jeongguk's, gentle yet firm. He slanted his head further, deepening the kiss.

Jeongguk moaned yet again, unable to keep in the neediness. When Taehyung finally detached his lips from Jeongguk's, a string of saliva still connecting their glistening lips, they looked into each other's eyes. Jeongguk's eyes sparkled with lust and love, darker than ever. The swirling galaxies in his eyes were brighter than ever.

Taehyung got off the bed and stumbled to his bedside cupboard to get the lube. After throwing it on the bed, next to Jeongguk, he fumbled with his blazer to take it off. But he was stopped by Jeongguk's small voice.

"Don't take it off?" He said. "Don't take off your blazer. Fuck me with it on"

Taehyung's cock twitched at the words. He quickly undid his pants, throwing them somewhere along with his boxers right before climbing back on top of Jeongguk. Kneeling on either side of Jeongguk, he spread his legs apart. His hole was already wet and glistening from the pre-cum that had dripped from his cock. Taehyung almost moaned at the sight of Jeongguk wet.

"Look at you" Taehyung asked. "So wet for me, hmm? Needy baby"

Jeongguk whimpered. Taehyung squirted a generous amount of lube to his long, bony fingers, coating them with the liquid and slowly entered one inside Jeongguk. Jeongguk whimpered, presumably from pain. Taehyung stopped momentarily, hearing Jeongguk's whimpers but Jeongguk signalled him to keep going.

The fingers soon became two and then three until Taehyung was holding Jeongguk down from one hand and his other hand thrusting in and out of a moaning and whimpering Jeongguk. Wet noises echoed through the silence of the night as Taehyung roughly fucked Jeongguk with his fingers. Jeongguk too eagerly moved his hips, needing more action than the work of three fingers.

"Fuck I'm close" Jeongguk moaned out. The words made Taehyung halt in his actions. He quickly pulled out his fingers, making Jeongguk whimper from the loss of fullness.

Taehyung quickly lubed up his cock, stocking himself fast and spread Jeongguk's legs further apart before positioning his cock by Jeongguk's gaping hole.

"Want me to fuck you, baby? Fuck you till you become a mess under me?" Taehyung growled.

"Fuck yes" Jeongguk moaned.

"Going to take me so well, are you? Like a good boy?"

"Hmm" Jeongguk whimpered, feeling Taehyung's tip slightly touch his rim.

"Words, baby"

"Fuck yes! G-gonna take your cock so g-good daddy. Please fuck me now" Jeongguk moaned out.

"Good boy. Since you asked so nicely..." Taehyung entered Jeongguk.

Jeongguk's back arched as a loud moan of pain and pleasure left his throat. Taehyung groaned too, feeling Jeongguk clench around him as he kept pushing in. When he was all the way in, both of them were panting. They stayed like that for a few moments, trying to regain their breaths.

Then Taehyung started thrusting. He wanted to start off slow. He really did. But he couldn't. Jeongguk felt way too fucking good to control himself. He started thrusting hard and fast and Jeongguk was moaning loudly as Taehyung kept hitting his prostate head-on from the beginning.

Jeongguk's nails dug into Taehyung's biceps as he tried to keep himself anchored to reality, or he'd be too far gone from the pleasure being provided to him. Taehyung, himself held Jeongguk from his waist, his large hands gripping the younger's petite waist as he fucked into Jeongguk at an animalistic pace.

Both men chased their high, moaning each other's name in ecstasy. Taehyung could feel fire pooling low on his stomach and he groaned as he felt his climax approaching.

"T-Tae I'm close" Jeongguk whimpered from under him. Taehyung averted his gaze downwards toward Jeongguk's face. The younger boy looked like an utter mess. The moonlight lit up his sweat-covered body, illuminating all the curves in all the right places. The love bites Taehyung had left behind shone a dark shade of crimson. Tear stains, both new and old sparkled in his cheeks. He looked like a beautiful trauma. A trauma caused by Taehyung himself.

Taehyung buried his head in Jeongguk's neck, his mind and body in bliss as he let out groans of absolute pleasure. He breathed in Jeongguk. His senses ran wild with the intoxicating aroma of sweat and sex and lust and love .

He had missed Jeongguk dearly, more than he could ever express with words. The tight knot in his heart was finally easing out as he was in the presence of his lover. His reason and his whole life.

And the raw feelings flooded from his mouth, repeatedly saying the same sentence over and over again . I missed you. I missed you. I missed you. Like a prayer.

He poured his heart out with the words. And Jeongguk didn't need words to understand the pent up frustration of being away from him finally being released in the form of raw need.

"I love you" Words of utter truth escaped his mouth as he felt the fire low in his stomach trying to escape. Knowing the beautiful boy beneath him needed his aid, he wrapped his hand around Jeongguk's shaft, stroking him hard and fast as he sped up his own pace.

Raw need fueled his every action. The only thing in his mind was Jeongguk. Jeongguk, things he missed about him and everything in between.

And as Taehyung made love to Jeongguk under the moonlight, every worry forgotten and Jeongguk the only thing on his mind, he felt euphoric. He wanted to keep doing this forever. He wanted to keep making love to Jeongguk forever. And only to Jeongguk. He wanted to spend the rest of his life with Jeongguk. There was no other happiness for Taehyung than waking up next to Jeongguk for the rest of his life. Jeongguk is Taehyung's only and ultimate happiness.

"I love you too"

When Jeongguk spilt his cum to his stomach with a loud moan, euphoria making his whole body quake and Taehyung followed soon after, filling Jeongguk's little hole up from his hot semen, Taehyung realized that letting go of Jeongguk wasn't an option.

No matter what, fate is going to find ways to bring them together. And really, Taehyung didn't want to fight it.

Afterwards, they lay side by side, hearts beating erratically in their chests. They found comfort in each other's embrace, for it's been a while since they got to enjoy each other's presence like this. Jeongguk smiled at Taehyung, as if in bliss. Taehyung smiled back and wiped a lock of raven hair out of Jeongguk's pretty face.

His eyes gleamed with love, the myriad galaxies in there twinkling at Taehyung. And Taehyung felt full again. Because at that moment, everything was perfect.

Taehyung saw Jeongguk's eyelids becoming heavy, sleep trying to embrace him. So he quickly got up from bed and went to get a towel to clean up the mess the two lovers had caused.

When he came back to his room he saw Jeongguk sitting up on the bed, eyes big with...panic?

"T-Taehyung?" He called out.

Taehyung's heart tightened at the sound of Jeongguk's voice. He sounded scared for some reason.

"Baby I'm right here. What's wrong?" Taehyung sat down next to Jeongguk, placing the wet towel on his nightstand.

"Where did you go? I thought you left me" Jeongguk said, voice heavy with worry.

Taehyung wrapped his hands around Jeongguk and brought him closer to himself. Jeongguk immediately returned his embrace, hanging onto Taehyung like a koala bear.

"No baby. I just went to the bathroom" Taehyung said softly, caressing Jeongguk's back soothingly.

He heard Jeongguk sniffle into his neck

"I thought you left me" he repeated, voice small. "Tae don't ever leave me again"

"I won't, angel. I will never leave you again. I'll do everything to keep you close to me" Taehyung said.

He was a coward, he knew. He needed to make sacrifices for his happiness. He needed to keep Jeongguk close to him. He'd had enough. In the last few weeks without Jeongguk had felt like he was barely alive. And above all, he couldn't bear to see Jeongguk like this.

Taehyung took Jeongguk's face in his hands. His onyx eyes stared right back at him. And Taehyung looked at Jeongguk the same way he looked at the night sky; with wonder and amusement.

The constellations in Jeongguk's eyes spoke of many wonders and futures. Taehyung couldn't pry his gaze away from the dark orbs for how beautiful they looked.

Jeongguk was truly beautiful.

Taehyung was a fool to even think he could last long without Jeongguk by his side. He overestimated himself.

He needed Jeongguk. He needed Jeongguk the same way the moon needed the sun to shine at night. The way he needed air to live.

Jeongguk has become a basic necessity in his life.

"I won't let you go, Gguk. I'll never leave you. Ever"

Chapter Text

The morning sun lazily flowed through the curtains of Taehyung's room, waking up Taehyung from the land of dreams. He squinted his eyes, the morning light was radiant despite the cloudiness of the sky. He took a deep breath and yawned, stretching his sore limbs. His arm stretched to the spot beside him, only to find it cold and empty.

Taehyung narrowed his eyes, heart heavy as if he was missing something very important. Something he should be remembering.

Then it clicked.


He'd slept with Jeongguk the previous night. But where was he now? Had he left? Before Taehyung could wake up? He had never done that before.

Taehyung gulped down the bile in his throat, anxiety filling him to the brim as he wondered if he had said or done anything wrong the previous night. He was panicking. What if Jeongguk had actually left him forever?

Then he heard shuffling in his closet. Taehyung hoped off bed, quickly putting on his underwear from the previous night that was discarded at the foot of his bed, hopes high to find Jeongguk inside. He took careful footsteps towards his closet.

Jeongguk emerged from his closet, clad in one of Taehyung's boxers. Taehyung sighed in relief as he saw his lover walk towards him.

"Oh Taehyung, good morning! I just took a shower. I'm borrowing one of your underwear. Why do you only have black and white ones? Not any other color? I have all sorts of colors. I even have this one boxer shorts with Iron Man-" Jeongguk was cut off by Taehyung stepping towards him and wrapping his arms tightly around Jeongguk.

A surprised whimper left Jeongguk's mouth as Taehyung buried his head in Jeongguk's shoulder as he squeezed Jeongguk in his embrace. Jeongguk was confused at first but returned the embrace as soon.

"I thought you left" Taehyung's lips were cold against the side of Jeongguk's neck.

"I didn't" Jeongguk managed, despite the tight embrace is making it difficult for him to breathe. "I won't"

"Thank you" Taehyung continued to embrace him, constantly inhaling Jeongguk's heavenly scent, grip around his body never faltering. It was as if Taehyung was trying to wrap it around his head that Jeongguk was actually still there, and hadn't left.

"I can't breathe" Jeongguk mumbled.

"Oh sorry" Taehyung withdrew from the embrace and Jeongguk took a deep breath, smiling gently at Taehyung.

"There's nothing to thank me for" Jeongguk said, stepping close to Taehyung until their bare chests touched. Happy is what Taehyung felt when Jeongguk's lips stretched into a soft smile, making his eyes crinkle at the end and his dark orbs twinkle. It was the same smile that had been painted on his face in every memory Taehyung had with Jeongguk. The same pure and blissful smile that had Taehyung thanking the universe for his own existence. The smile that was enough to make all of his worries vanish.

"Aren't your parents home?" Jeongguk asked, as he brought his hand to touch Taehyung's cheek. The pad of his thumb caressed over Taehyung's cheekbone and around his mouth, a gentle smile still tugging his lips upward. Taehyung's hands had placed themselves on the small of Jeongguk's back, the place that had curved so beautifully and Taehyung always found himself placing his hands there. 

"My dad had to stay at the hospital for some medical tests. My mother stayed with him. They'll be home later today. Said something about going to meet Namjoon's father on the way too" Taehyung said as he pinched Jeongguk's waist, making the younger erupt into giggles.

"Does that mean I should get goin-"

"It means we can cuddle more" Taehyung said, grinning.

Jeongguk erupted into giggles again, bunny teeth full-on display. Taehyung mirrored his lover's actions. He planted a kiss on top of Jeongguk's forehead. He smelled of lavender, Taehyung's body wash. 

"My clothes look better on you than on me" Taehyung said, smiling. Jeonggguk looked fucking sexy in his boxers and every other day, he'd had spent the night with Taehyung, Jeongguk would wear Taehyung's clothes in the morning.

Jeongguk giggled again, a furious blush appearing on his cheeks. His hair was a bundle of messy, brown curls atop his head and he looked absolutely adorable that Taehyung wanted to smolder him with kisses all over. 

"You need a shave, my love," Jeongguk said, thumb caressing over the stubble around Taehyung's mouth.

"Really? I  thought you'd like me all manly and masculine and daddy-like" Taehyung grinned.

Jeongguk rolled his eyes. "You can wear pink from head to toe, and you can still be manly and masculine and daddy-like. Masculinity has nothing to do with how someone looks or how they dress" Jeongguk said.

A chuckle left Taehyung's lips upon hearing his lover's words. "You have such a sexy brain, darling" Jeongguk giggled again in delight.

He was about to kiss Jeongguk's plush lips when- 

"Hyung do you-"

Taehyung's bedroom door creaked open, revealing a skinny boy in pyjamas. The bowl of cereal he was holding fell onto the floor, a loud cracking sound echoing through the massive room.

Kim Beomgyu, Taehyung's younger brother, stood at the entryway of Taehyung's bedroom. Jeongguk and Taehyung broke away as if they were electrified, Jeongguk jumping away from Taehyung and then scurrying to hide behind him. Taehyung had totally forgotten that his younger brother had been staying at the house with them. He had returned from college to attend Taehyung's engagement party.

Beomgyu's eyes were wide as saucers as he took in the situation before him. He visibly gulped and Taehyung knew he was fucked. The last thing he wanted now was a family member finding out about his love affair...with his family's rival.

"Beomgyu-" Taehyung started, nervously gulped. His brain seemed to have short-circuited because nothing came into his mind. He just stared at Beomgyu, horror-stricken.

"Is that..." Beomgyu's voice was laced with bewilderment. "Is that Jeon Jeongguk?" 

 Taehyung wanted to say something like I can explain, but before he could even muster it up, Jeongguk was stepping forward, he had thrown on Taehyung's silk shirt from the night before,  that Taehyung had a vague memory of spotting it on on the floor not ten minutes ago, a few buttons done. Taehyung didn't know when he had put it on. But he watched as Jeongguk stepped in front of Beomgyu, a smile playing at his lips. The shirt failed to cover anything more than his ass. And the tight boxers only covered halfway down his thighs. The last thing Taehyung wanted to do was watch his younger brother finding out about Jeongguk this way. He can obviously see that they slept together. 

Taehyung watched in confusion and horror as Jeongguk bravely stepped towards Beomgyu and stretched his hand out. "I'm Jeon Jeongguk. Nice to meet you. You're Taehyung's little brother, right? Taehyung had told me all about you. Though I'm sorry you have to meet me this way" Jeongguk said, his voice like honey.

Beomgyu stared at Jeongguk, mouth slightly open from shock as his gaze fell from Jeongguk's face to the outstretched hand. He looked at it like someone had offered him something he'd never seen before.

A few moments of silence passed, the silence so loud that you could hear a pin drop. Then Beomgyu slowly took Jeongguk's hand and shook it, lips a tight line. 

"I'm Beomgyu" The youngest of the three said. 

Now it was Taehyung's chance to interfere. "Beom-" Taehyung started but he met his brother's gaze and it made his throat go dry and his words to die in his throat.

"You cheated on Jennie Noona?" Beomgyu's voice was thick.

It hit Taehyung like a brick to his head. He flashed back to the previous night where he and Jennie were congratulated for their engagement. The way they thanked everyone and danced together. The way they drank champaign to celebrate his and Jennie's engagement. He was engaged now. He has a fiancée. 

But that wasn't Jeongguk. 

"Beom I can explain" Taehyung said. 

"Later. I'm in a hurry. I need to go to the library to finish some assignments that I need to submit next week. Just...just don't get caught? Mom and Dad will be home soon. He should get going now" Beomgyu said, already turning to leave. He then looked at Jeongguk. "Nice to meet you too"

The door slammed behind Beomgyu as he took his leave, leaving the two lovers n their privacy again.

"I'm sorry" Jeongguk said, turning to look at Taehyung. "I should've left earlier"

"Don't be. He would've found out at some point. I hardly keep anything from him. Especially things from my love life" Taehyung said. 

Jeongguk nodded and shrugged off Taehyung's shirt, placing it on the bed. "I'll leave now"

Taehyung stayed silent. As much as he wanted Jeongguk to stay, he couldn't. "Can we meet again this afternoon? I missed you"

Taehyung heard Jeongguk sigh. "You're engaged. I know we messed around last night like we were still dating but you're engaged to Jennie. We shouldn't do this anymore. should move on from me. If we keep doing this, it's going to be problematic to your future"

"But I want to be with you! It's you that I want!"

"I know that! You think I want to leave you? If you want me in your life, you might as well do something to make that happen! I know you're stuck in this situation but I offered you everything I  could. I told you I'm ready to financially support you and even merge our companies just because I want to be with you! But I don't see you putting that much effort into this relationship" Jeongguk said, voice breaking from time to time.

Taehyung just stared, eyes on the floor as he let Jeongguk's words sink in. He was nothing but right. Taehyung felt a tear escape and then he had sunken to his knees before Jeongguk, head held low.

“Jeongguk I don’t know what I can possibly do. This merge is our last resort and I can’t just say I don’t want to marry Jennie because if I say that, the price I have to pay is our company and the future of my family. I’m so stuck in this, Jeongguk and I’m out of ways to make this right because all I want to do is be with you” Taehyung was tearing up.

Jeongguk sighed. “Yeah I know, Tae. But there’s nothing I can do either. I wish I could help in some way but I can’t think of anything either. If it makes you feel any better, we can still be friends after you get married or something” Jeongguk whispered the last part.


Jeongguk smiled brokenly. “No, that’s not a good idea. We would still love each other and it would keep you from having a good family life. So it’s best that I leave and let you be happy”

"Jeongguk please don't leave me" Taehyung whispered brokenly. “You’re my happiness. Without you beside me, how can I be happy?”

"What do you want me to do!? There's nothing-"

"Tell me what to do! I don't know what I should do. I've been told all my life that my company and family come first but now you're here too. My company is my life. I was raised to be the CEO of my family's business. That was the only thing I cared about my whole life but not anymore. Not any more. now that you're here in my life. And I don't want to lose you. If I choose you, I'll lose my company.  If I choose my company, I'll lose you. I'm not used to making such big decisions, Jeongguk.  I'm just-" Taehyung started sobbing.

I'm just a boy.

He’s just a child in an adult’s body.

Jeongguk wrapped his arms around the older boy. He understood. He knew Taehyung had no other choice. Taehyung sniffed, drawing away from Jeongguk to look him in the eyes but still holding his hands in his.

"Do you know why I hated you?" Taehyung said.

"Because of my blood?"

"No" he said, "Because you made me question everything they told me"

Jeongguk stared.

"They told me my only priority is my business. That everything comes second. They said that everyone I meet in my life want something from me. And that they're gold diggers. They told me that love isn't real. That it didn't matter. That what mattered is money and my business. I didn't want to be in any kind of relationship because I didn't want it to be a nuisance to my work. I didn't want a special someone if they were only by my side to gain something for themselves. Nor did I ever believe in love. Until I met you.

"You tore down my walls and entered my heart and made me feel safe and strong, and you became my everything. You make me stronger, Jeongguk. You were never a burden. And there's nothing you could possibly want from me other Now my biggest priorities are you and my family"

Taehyung sighed, meeting Jeongguk's gaze, they were glassy with tears pooling on the edges.

"I don't want to choose"

Jeongguk brought his hands upwards to cut Taehyung's face. He brought his own face close to his so that their foreheads were touching.

"I can't tell you what to do, Taehyung" Jeongguk whispered. "I don't have a right to tell you what to do, especially when it comes to your family. I can’t make you choose between the two most important things in your life. So I'm going to leave you to make decisions. I can't do that for you. I just want you to be happy, Taehyung.  If you need any kind of support,  I'm always here"

Taehyung sniffed. "I don't want to lose you. You're the best thing that happened to me"

"I know and I feel the same way. I love you. I think I always will" Jeongguk said and kissed Taehyung. Their lips brush against each other and Taehyung sighed against his lips, feeling the familiar bliss of kissing Jeongguk.

Jeongguk stood up afterwards. "I should get going"

He really did. Taehyung's parents would be home any second. So Jeongguk left, after getting dressed, leaving Taehyung to drown in his problems again.


Taehyung looked up from his laptop as he heard his brother call him from the entrance of his study.

"'Sup?" Taehyung said, darting his eyes away from the emails he was previously looking at. Beomgyu had returned from  he library right before lunch. They had just had lunch and Taehyung had work to do. A lot of it. But he needed to talk to his brother.

"You want to tell me about that boyfriend of yours?" Beomgyu seated himself in one of the plush chairs in the room, close to Taehyung.

"Yeah. Sorry for not telling you earlier. We wanted to keep it a secret." Taehyung said.

Beomgyu laughed, earning a confused look from Taehyung. "The fuck is so funny?" Taehyung said.

"So you guys are boyfriends . Like actually dating" Beomgyu mused. "That's fucked up, you know? He's your enemy. You guys are supposed to hate each other.  Ok. Let's put that aside. You're about to get married! You have a fiancée!"

"Yes. Yes. You don't have to spell it out for me, ok?"

"How did y'all even get yourselves into this mess?"

And Taehyung told him. He told his brother how he used to hate him but after the project they got closer. And that he wasn't planning to fall in love but ended up falling head over heels for him. He totally left out the fucking part. He used the word messed around because fucking seemed too vulgar to say to his baby brother. But Beomgyu got the idea.

"Damn that's fucked up" Beomgyu said. "What are you going to do now? You're supposed to marry Jennie. You don't like her at all?"

"I mean she's cool and shit but I'm not into her. I've never been into her. Besides I'm in love with Jeongguk. I don't want to let him go"

"Bro you've got to do something about this. Forget that he's a rival, the most concerning thing here is that this marriage. We must stop it"

"But how? There's no other way to save the company"

"No, listen. I heard the other day dad talking to someone.  I think that's Namjoon's dad. This was way before shit went sideways with the company. The point is that they've been planning this marriage since the day you and Jennie were born. So whether this damage to the company happened or not, y'all would've been set up for marriage sooner or later whether you were in love with someone else or not" Beomgyu said.

Taehyung looked at his, surprised. He knew his parents liked Jennie. But he didn't know that this was planned all along.

"You should talk to them. Tell them you have someone else. There's literally no other way to solve this. If you want Jeongguk, go for it. And make sure there are no regrets. Because if you seek another way to get out of this situation, there's no going back. Is Jeongguk really worth all this effort?"

"There's nothing more I want than to spend the rest of my life with him" Taehyung said without a second thought.

"Damn you guys are serious in this" Beomgyu laughed. "I don't know much about this stuff, but I don't think you should sacrifice your happiness for the business"

"I've been thinking the same thing" Taehyung said.

"You should go talk to them or just fuck it up. And choose love. What's meant to happen will happen" Beomgyu.

"You're smarter than you look" Taehyung said, smiling at his brother.

"I think you're dumber than you let on"

"You-" before Taehyung  could attack his brother, he'd run out of the room, screaming, "you’re welcome!" As he did. And Taehyung grinned watching him run.

Taehyung decided to confront his parents that evening. His mother, specifically. Because he'd always found it easier to talk to his mom rather than his father. So after the four Kimshad tea, he found his mother in the living room, looking through her emails.

His father was in his room. He'd rest at this time. His mother raised his head as Taehyung stepped closer to the couch she was sitting in. Her blond hair was done in a bun and she wore an oversized sweater with trousers. She looked beautiful as ever. Taehyung's mother smiled as she waved her son over to sit beside her.

Taehyung did, a gentle smile playing at his lips.

She placed her laptop on the coffee table in front of her and turned her whole body towards Taehyung and caressed his cheek lovingly, inspecting his face.

"You look tired, my baby" She said, brows knitting together in worry. "Have you been over working yourself? I told you not to stress too much about this. Everything's settled now. There isn't much to worry about. You should-"

Taehyung smiled. "Mom I'm fine. I just wanted to talk to you about something"

"What is it? Since you're busy all the time we hardly get to sit together and talk. You know you can tell me anything"

Taehyung nodded, leaning into her touch. He built up the courage and spoke.

"I'm in love with someone"

"Well that's great. Jennie is a very sweet girl. It's hard not to love-"

"It's not her" he said.

Taehyung's mother looked at him in confusion. "You mean you're in a relationship with someone else? Before you agreed to marry her?"

Taehyung nodded.

"But I thought you said there wasn’t a problem with marrying Jennie" his mother said.

"I didn't have a choice" Taehyung muttered. “I was so stressed and I didn’t know what else to say at that time. Besides, father and Mr. Kim had already decided on the merge and the marriage”

"Oh Taehyungie" she said. "Who is this?"

"Doesn't matter, mom. He is a good person. I'm in love with him and I can't marry Jennie"

Her mother was about to speak when boisterous laughter came behind them. Taehyung whirled around to see his father standing in the doorway. Taehyung's eyes widened as fear rise in his chest. His father had heard him?

"Foolish child. Do you have any idea how stupid you sound? You sound like a five year old boy" he said, approaching the mother and her son.

"Eunjin-" his mother started but was cut off by his father.

"What are you, in love with him?" He asked mockingly.

"Yes!" Taehyung said, angry at how his father was not taking him seriously. He stood up from his seat to look at his father.

"So what? You were really thinking of marrying a man? I'm not against you being bisexual, son. But numerous times have I told you that your first priority is your business. You can't even pass the business to another generation if you marry a man" Eunjin said.

There are ways! Taehyung  wanted to say but he didn't. He didn't because he hated fighting with his parents.

"You love him? Keep the affair. I don't give a damn.  Marry Jennie, and you can do whatever you want after the companies merge. You must do anything and everything to keep up the place we have in this industry. And at the end of the day, that's all that's going to matter. We raised you so you can make this company thrive like it did for generations. But you failed. You failed to make some women agree with a deal. And now you're trying to back up from the only chance you've been given to make this company great again? Are you even my son?"

"Eunjin!" Taehyung's mother stood up and shot his husband a look of disbelief.

Taehyung kept his head low as his father continued,  ignoring his mother. "You will marry Jennie. That is your responsibility. I raised you, injecting the idea of how important to keep up the legacy is into your brain. But you'd foolishly think that you want to sacrifice all you've held dear and every responsibility because you're in love? This isn't sone fairytale!"

Taehyung kept his head down, unable to meet his father's gaze. He knew he'd tear up if he did. He didn't want to cry in front of his parents.

"You will marry Jennie and merge our companies and get Tan Corporation to the place it was. And then you can do whatever the hell you want. Am I understood?"

Taehyung gulped.  "But I don’t want to marry her"

“Boy, have you been listening to me? What makes you think I give a fuck about what you want? You’re my son and you’re the CEO of my business. You’re under my power and you will do as I say. If you don’t want to do that, send me the papers so I can disown you. So you will legally no longer be my son. Go, on, do it!”

“Eunjin you’re being unreasonable,” Taehyung’s mother said. 

Taehyung gulped down the sob that threatened to escape his throat as he held his head down. He gritted his teeth and his hands fisted on his sides.

“The marriage will take place and if you pull any weird shit to get in the middle of it, I’ll disown you myself. Your brother is old enough to take up your position now. If you want to still be a part of this family and want me and your mother to call you our son, you will marry Jennie. End of story” Eunjin said and walked out of the living room.

Taehyung marched into his room with his mother shouting after him for him to wait. He locked himself up in his room, called Jeongguk because he needed to hear his voice, and cried himself to sleep.

He didn't know what to do. He didn't. His life seemed like a jumbled-up ball of yarn. Unsolvable. There's no way he can make ends meet.

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Amidst the morning hassle of the downtown coffee shop Jeongguk found himself visiting to grab his morning coffee every day, the young man clad in midnight blue suit peacefully sipped his latte, whilst seated at the very back of the small shop, concealed from the direct view. The sweet aroma of coffee that lingered about the shop was always welcoming and calming, therefore Jeon Jeongguk found himself here every morning, despite his busy schedule.

But unlike other days, he had seated himself down in a vinyl covered cushion seat. He was awaiting someone's arrival. The café was getting less crowded by the minute, the busy hours coming to an end until only a few customers were left including Jeongguk. The usual peacefulness started to fall upon the place as the crowd thinned.

Jeongguk was staring out of the glass window at the busy street when he heard the faint tingling of a bell, announcing the arrival of a customer. Dress shoe heels tapped against the wooden floor rhythmically as they closed up on Jeongguk, until stopping right before him. Jeongguk averted his gaze from the glass to the tall man standing before him, clad in a black suit. His hair was parted from the side, revealing his forehead. He was undeniably handsome.

"Mr. Jeon" Kim Seokjin's voice was velvet smooth; a perfect combination of melody and roughness, perfect, just like his whole being was.

"Jin" Jeongguk said, signalling him to take a seat opposite of him.

"What's up? It's unusual for you to tell me to meet you outside your office" Jin said.

"Right to the business? Don't fancy spending time with me?" Jeongguk said, a smile playing at his lips.

Jin chuckled. "If I didn't fancy meeting up with you, I wouldn't even have picked up your phone call, Jeongguk"

Jeongguk grinned at him. Jin had been a trusted ally of the Jeon Corporation. He and Jeongguk were friends. Jin also did business with Taehyung, making him unbiased. Therefore, he is close to both Jeongguk's and Taehyung's companies. Which is why Jeongguk wanted to meet up with him.

"I need your help"

Jin raised his eyebrows at Jeongguk, surprised. "You what? You need my help? Jeon Jeongguk needs my help for what?"

"Please, Jin. I'm desperate" Jeongguk said. Jeon Jeongguk wasn't the person to go around asking for help. He always did things on his own and succeeded in them. He'd never felt so vulnerable as much as he was feeling now. But desperate times calls for desperate measures.

"You know I'll do anything if it's in my power, Jeongguk. We've known each other for years" Jin sighed, "Is this about Taehyung?"

The name of Jeongguk's lover made him look up from his cup of latte. "Yeah"

Jin sighed.

"I love him" The words felt heavy in his mouth. He never thought he'd be saying such a thing to anyone. Ever. He never thought he'd be talking about his love life to anyone but Yoongi. And yet here he was. He never thought he'd have to seek help from anyone in regard to his love life. But confronting Jin about this seemed like the best idea in his head.

Jin stared. "I'm sorry, Jeongguk. He has no choice but to-"

"I know, okay? This isn't about me. I'm not doing this only for myself. He’s suffering so much and there’s no0thing he could possibly do. And I can’t watch him suffer like this. So I’m trying to do something and you’re my only and last resort”

“Jeongguk I don’t know what you even-”

“There's something strange about this whole thing"

Jin furrowed his eyebrows together. "What do you mean?"

"You see" Jeongguk said. "It's strange that this thing happened all of a sudden. What happened with that actress...what's her name? Ah! Rose! Apparently, Taehyung threatened her but she still didn't agree to let it slide. Taehyung can ruin her whole career but she still filed a lawsuit, going against him. And that says something" Jeongguk leaned forward on his seat. "She didn't do this alone. She wouldn't risk her whole career just for some clout. Someone was behind her, planning this whole thing. So she has no choice, even after Taehyung blackmailed her, but to go according to the plan. Someone had planned this entire thing out. I don't mean the marriage, I mean what happened with their new product."

Jin stared at Jeongguk with a tense look. He then cleared his throat. " that you mention it...It's quite strange"

Jeongguk nodded eagerly.

"I don't understand what you're asking me, though," Jin said.

"You have men. I know you have many people who can find this kind of information from. I was wondering if you could help me find information on this case. I need to find who did this. I need to- "

"Stop Taehyung from getting married to Jennie?"


"So Taehyung can be yours again?"


"Jeongguk sweetie," Jin said, "I understand why you're doing this. You love him and you can't let him go. But did you forget that he's actually the enemy of your family? For generations? You're literally trying to help your enemy get his reputation back. Your sales have risen drastically. At this rate, Jeon Corporation might as well get the best Company of the year award at the Presidential awards ceremony. You and your company are the one and only part that has benefited from this scandal. You should be happy"

"I don't care about any of that! Taehyung is my boyfriend and I'm just trying to help the person I love. We both want to be together and it seems impossible right now!" Jeongguk fumed.

"Okay then let that slide. Taehyung getting married to Jennie is only going to benefit their company. The two companies will merge and their sales will drastically rise since Namjoon's company is popular too. Both companies will profit from this deal. And even if you do find who's behind this? What will you do? Tell the whole world who's behind this? And then what? Sure, the impression on people have on Tan corporation will go back to how it was, the popularity will rise. But then? Would it make up for the damage? The money they've lost? It wouldn't. The only way to fix all of their problems is this merge. And you’re getting in between the only thing that would fix this mess Taehyung and his family are in. Don't you think you're being selfish right now, Jeongguk?"

Jeongguk stared blankly at the cup of unfinished latte on the table. His heart clenched painfully as Jin's words sank in. He was nothing but right. Jeongguk is being selfish. He wants Taehyung. He needs him. He isn't ready to let him go.

"I will merge our companies," Jeongguk said after a while, looking at Jin dead in the eyes.

Jin chuckled. "Why aren't you doing it now?"

Jeongguk sucked in a breath. Why exactly was he not doing that? Why hadn't he already suggested the idea to Taehyung yet? It was the only option that could save them all. It'll not only make up for Taehyung's loss but also, Taehyung and Jeongguk will be able to be together. But why didn't it feel like an option?

Oh right...because their families were rivals.

Everything because of a stupid rivalry between families.

Only if he could bring an end to it? But Jeongguk was a coward. He could hardly confront his father about the dick he's being to Jeongguk. How could he say that he wants to merge his company with their rival's? It would also mean that he'd have to come out as gay to his father.

"I know that this is really difficult for you, Jeongguk. And I'm sorry that you are in this situation. It sucks. I wouldn't wish this on my greatest enemy. I want to help Taehyung too. I feel...really bad for him, I do. But there's nothing I can do. And he has no other choice than to merge with Namjoon. I hope you can make up your mind about Taehyung. I think you must, for his sake. In the meantime, I will find information about this. I will put my men to work, just because you asked me to and because this is very important to you. I will get going now" Jin said, rising from his seat and fixing his suit.

Jeongguk stood up with him. "Thanks, Jin. This means a lot"

Jin nodded. "I'll be going, then. Good bye, Jeongguk"

"Good bye"

Jin started to walk towards the exit slowly. He was a couple of steps away from Jeongguk when he halted and tunred back to face Jeongguk. Jeongguk looked at Jin in surprise.

"And Jeongguk?" Jin said, "You'd let him go if you love him. For his and your family's sake, I hope you let this whole thing go. Some things weren't meant to be"

With that said, Jin walked out of the shop. Jeongguk stared after him, confused. For Jeongguk's family's sake? What could he have meant by that?

Jeongguk shrugged to himself and tried to sip the last bit of latte in his cup. He picked it up only to realize that it's gotten cold. Annoyed, he set it on the table and walked out of the café to continue with that day's schedule.

Taehyung stared at his reflection in the massive mirror inside his closet while one of his staff fixed his tie, and another straightened the coat of his suit. He looked perfect, as always. There wasn't a single flaw from his head to toe. That day wasn't a special day, it was just another office day with a couple of meetings. But he had to look flawless. He would look flawless in whatever situation because he was Kim Taehyung.

It was in the middle of checking his appearance when his secretary barged into his room carrying his signature iPad.

"Change of schedule. The HQ Corporation had requested to reschedule the opening of the art centre and library. It's now on 14th this month, in 10 days" Jimin said.

"Oh" Taehyung said, getting lost in thought. "Then we'll have to tell our team to work harder to finish the work by then"

"Yeah I informed them. It's going to be difficult, though. How about we visit the art center and library and check the progress? You don't have any meetings this evening"

"Yes, that would be good"

"Oh and you need to meet Jennie after work"

"What?" Taehyung turned to face Jimin. That wasn't part of that day's plan. "Why?"

"She wants to pick colours or something for the wedding"

"I don't want to meet her. Tell her to do that by herself" Taehyung said, angry.

Jimin sighed. "Taehyung it's your wedding"

"You know damn well that I didn't want any of this" Taehyung grumbled.

"I know"

"I didn't ask to be married off this young without even asking me about it. They've planned the whole wedding,  Jimin. Can you believe that? They've picked out a date, a place and I didn't even know! It's not different from the way they decided to marry me to Jennie without even asking me if I even like her" Taehyung said.

"Come here," Jimin said out of nowhere. He had set his iPad on Taehyung's bed and was standing a few feet away from Taehyung, arms wide open in invitation for a hug.

Taehyung sighed seeing his best friend and quickly wrapped his arms around Jimin, who hugged him back. It was comforting, as always. The shorter male had always been the pillar Taehyung could lean on every time something went wrong. Jimin always had answers for his problems. But this time, even Jimin couldn't give Taehyung a hand to get out of this yarn ball of problems. 

Taehyung's schedule went on smoothly, despite all the troubles eating away in his mind. Every time the fact that he had to need up with Jennie crossed his mind, a wave of stress washed over his body, making him despise what was about to come.

It had been a tiring day, as he and Jimin had gone to check the art centre and library and had walked around the whole place. When he arrived at the place Jennie wanted to meet him, the sun was already setting. And the only thing he wanted to go home to Jeongguk. But that's impossible.

"Taehyung! You're just on time! I just arrived too" Jennie chirped the moment Taehyung entered the fancy-looking shop with wedding decorations and grabbed his arm, hooking her own arm around it.

Taehyung smiled at her as they went inside the shop. The place was filled with various decorations for weddings. Taehyung really didn't get why they should choose a theme colour. Nor did he understand the difference between lemonade pink and flamingo pink, or much less why it mattered so much to Jennie.

Taehyung thought that him being there hardly mattered because Jennie was the one who decided everything. Taehyung had no interest in choosing anything at all. He kept getting lost in thought throughout the whole session. Other than Jennie's occasional don't you think this is good and the nod Taehyung gave, he had no other participation in the whole process.

It was after everything was done according to Jennie's liking, they sat down. Taehyung was busy procrastinating when he heard Jennie speak up.

"Taehyungie where should we go for honeymoon?"

Oh, there's a honeymoon? Shit, that didn't cross his mind. He shrugged.

"I want to go to Paris. Paris is so romantic" Jennie said.

Taehyung looked at Jennie at the mention of Paris.

He remembered when Jeongguk once talked about wanting to go to Paris. He had been there a few times, he had said. But they were just business trips where he had no time to actually peacefully look around. Taehyung remembered the way he said that he wanted to visit there with Taehyung.

"I love paris" Jeongguk had said, his starry eyes ever so dreamy. "Paris is a whole another universe, hollowed and fashioned by history.  Paris is ageless with those towering buildings and those massive cathedrals, those grand boulevards and ancient medieval streets. Paris is..." Jeongguk had stared at Taehyung, onyx eyes swirling with emotion.  He would smile ever so dreamily and Taehyung's heart would skip a beat.

"I want to visit there with you" Jeongguk had said.

"I would want nothing else, angel" Taehyung had replied. Jeongguk's love for Paris was lovely and vast as Paris itself. And Taehyung had wanted nothing more than to explore the finery and divinity of Paris with Jeongguk.

And he had hoped he would be able to do so because why wouldn't he be able to? He was wealthy and had everything he wanted, or so he thought. He thought that as long as he had Jeongguk by his side, he had the whole world at his feet.

He had planned to take Jeongguk to Paris and show him all the things he dreamt of.  But now...

"Oppa! Are you listening to me!?" Taehyung was awakened from his daze from Jennie's annoyed voice.


"I was telling you about romantic Paris is!"

"Oh right"

"I have one of my friends living there and she says it's the most beautiful place with all those places lovers go. And I can't wait to see Eiffel Tower!" Jennie chirped.

"Do we need to go on a honeymoon?" Taehyung asked abruptly, as he was mentally considering the possibilities of events during a honeymoon. The mere thought of spending a couple of days alone with Jennie made his skin crawl.

" What?! " Jennie screeched. "Are you out of your mind?"

Taehyung sighed, exasperated. "I can't do this, Jennie. I don't want to marry anyone just yet"

Jennie rolled her eyes. "Taehyung you don't have any other choice. You need to do this for your company. And what's so goddamn hard about marriage,  huh? Is it so hard to marry me?"

"I'm in love with someone else!" Taehyung blurted out.

Jennie stared at him, eyes wide and mouth hanging open in surprise.

Taehyung just realized what he'd said. This could cost him his company. Goddammit. Must he be so stupid and careless?

Before Jennie could say a single word, Taehyung was walking out of the shop as his fiancée shouted his name after him.

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Jeongguk flashed a fake smile at the old businessman who sat before him in the traditional Korean Restaurant as he tipsily talked about his daughter to the young businessman. Yoongi peacefully sipped his rice wine in silence next to Jeongguk. It was late night and Jeongguk and Yoongi were having a meeting with an acquaintance.

It had been two weeks since he'd met Jin. Since then, there's been no news from him, much to Jeongguk's disappointment. Over the course of two weeks, Jeongguk had been trying to grasp onto whatever information he could find on the case about Taehyung's company. He was proven unsuccessful. Whoever was behind the downfall of Tan Corporation must've had planned it out much artfully, leaving behind no loopholes.

"Then I should be going" The old man before him said, standing up from the cross-legged position with the help of his secretary. Jeongguk and Yoongi stood up with him. After shaking hands with each other, all four men bid goodbye outside the private chamber they had dinner in.

"Well, that was a success," Yoongi said as he watched their acquaintances walk away.

"Yeah" Jeongguk said, smiling at Yoongi. They started walking slowly towards to exit past other chambers filled with people. They were walking in silence and Jeongguk was lost in thought. But something made him stop dead in his tracks.

Yoongi paused beside him, confused. Before Yoongi could question him, Jeongguk held his hand up, silencing him. He carefully listened to sounds coming from the room he had halted in front of.


But the laughter was too familiar to his ears. He had grown up hearing it.

It was his aunt. But she wasn't alone. What was his aunt doing here at this time of the night? Who is she meeting up with?

It was the next sound Jeongguk heard that made his body turn cold. Obnoxious laughter. The sound was also familiar to Jeongguk. Jeongguk may have only heard it a couple of times but the sound was too memorable for him to forget.

Kim Seokjin.

What the hell is Jin doing with his aunt?

Jeongguk looked at Yoongi and he looked as confused as Jeongguk. The younger of the two slowly made his way towards the closed door and pressed his ear against it, trying to grasp onto what they could be talking about.

Jeongguk didn't know why he was eavesdropping in the first place. It wasn't like his aunt would betray him or anything. His aunt's private matters weren't Jeongguk's business. But why is she meeting up with Jin? It was suspicious of Jin to meet his aunt when she didn't involve herself in anything related to the business world. And Seokjin is a businessman.

He trusted Jin too. But a part of him didn't. What if he's spilling Jeongguk's secrets to Aunt Mina?

"What are you doing here?" An unfamiliar voice said, making Jeongguk whirl around. It was Joe, Jin's assistant or whatever he called himself, Jeongguk didn't bother to remember. "Get out of here"

The man tried to push Jeongguk away from the door but Yoongi blocked the way. Joe being bulkier than Yoongi, wrestled against him, almost making Yoongi trip and fall.

Jeongguk, taking advantage of the situation, pressed his ear against the door, pulling the door ever so slightly so he can hear what they're talking.

"It was perfect" Aunt Mina was saying, her voice cheerful.

"If you gave me a job, I'd do it with no flaws" Jin said, making Mina laugh.

"Of course" She said. "We both got what we wanted. I suppose your sales are high and everything else is going as planned?"

"Well, yes. But there's a little problem. It's Jeongguk"

Jeongguk froze at the mention of his name.

"My child? What about him?" Mina said, concerned.

"He was asking me to about the scandal at Tan Corporation. He's suspicious about what happened. He knows someone planned it out. He wanted me to look into it. But I didn't say anything, obviously"

"Does he think I involved myself in the scandal?"

Jeongguk stopped breathing for a moment. Everything around him became a numb buzz that the only thing he could hear his own heart thumping against his ribcage. He detached himself from the door and stared blankly ahead of him. His mind was full of question marks with no answers. A constant 'what?' played on and on in his mind like a broken record.

Until he heard a thud. Jeongguk shook himself off of his trance and looked around him only to find Yoongi on the floor. He was bleeding from his nose.

"Yoongi!" Jeongguk shouted and ran to help his friend.

"I'm okay" Yoongi said. Jeongguk stood up and looked at the bulky man before them. Before Joe could decipher what Jeongguk was going to do, he was advancing towards Joe. Jeongguk gathered up all the bottled up anger and frustration and punched the bulky man in the face. He staggered backwards with force. Jeongguk was going to walk towards him and punch him again when the door of the room opened.

Jin and Aunt Mina ran out to see what the ruckus was. Their eyes widened when they saw Jeongguk and Yoongi outside. Yoongi quickly rose to his feet, wiping the blood with his sleeve.

"Jeongguk what are you doing here?"

"I should be asking you the same thing, Aunt" Jeongguk's voice was venomous.

Aunt Mina sighed. "What got you so riled up? Oh Jeongguk, you're bleeding" She walked towards Jeongguk. He looked at his hand, it was, indeed, bleeding. She reached to take Jeongguk's hand but before she could touch him, he moved his hand away from her.

"Don't touch me" Jeongguk seethed. A look of hurt flashed through her face momentarily before changing back to worry.

"Care to explain what you did, Aunt?" Jeongguk said. Jeongguk was trying hard to keep his anger buried inside him. But his words were sharp that they made Jin take a shaky breath.

"Jeongguk, let's go home and discuss this. It's not a good place-"

"I won't go anywhere with you" Jeongguk spat.

Aunt Mina sighed. "Fine. It was me who planned the scandal for Tan Corporation. With Mr. Kim Seokjin's help, we were able to make it a success. Rose was part of the plan too. It was me who planned to put a chemical in the first batch of their products and for Rose to use it and immediately complain to the police the day after the conference. Everything went perfectly and according to plan" She said proudly.

Jeongguk couldn't believe what he was hearing. He trusted her. Mina was the only family Jeongguk had, and she betrayed him.

"Jeongguk, why do you look so angry? This only benefited you"

"What?" Jeongguk whispered.

"Well, I think it was you who benefited most from this. First, with the downfall of Tan Corporation, your sales rose drastically. With the ruined reputation of theirs, now they'd never get all those presidential awards at the award ceremony. You'll be able to snatch all the awards! And me, I got my revenge. Finally the Kim's will pay for what they did to me" Mina said.

Jeongguk scoffed. "None of that means anything to me! I didn't want to win those awards by cheating"

"Oh Jeongguk, you're so naïve. You have money. You need to use it for things like that"

"But Taehyung is marrying Jennie. He'll gain his reputation back. And they'll go back to how they were"

Mina shrugged. "Well, that went exactly according to plan too"


"You said you didn't want to marry. So she's marrying Taehyung"

"But your plan is ruined because of her. Their loss will be temporary because he's marrying Jennie!"

"I beg to differ" A voice said.

It had Jeongguk momentarily shaken because the voice was definitely familiar. Jeongguk averted his gaze from his aunt to the place the voice came from. Behind the wall of the dinner chamber emerged a woman.

Kim Jennie.

Jeongguk's mouth fell open. Jennie smirked at him. She had never looked so evil in her whole life.

"You?" Jeongguk whispered.

"Hello, Jeongguk" Jennie said with her sugary voice.

"W-what are you doing here?" Jeongguk said.

"Well, she's the one who came up with this brilliant idea" It was Aunt Mina.

Jeongguk wanted to throw up. A bitter taste was engulfing his taste buds and he didn't know what to say or do in this situation. How could Jennie plan all of this? To ruin the man that she claims to be in love with? For what?

"But why? Why would you do that to Taehyung?" Jeongguk asked.

"Because he doesn't love me!" She screamed. "In this situation, he has no other choice than to marry me and merge our companies!

"You're pathetic and disgusting" Jeongguk really wanted to throw up. Everything was finally making sense. And at the end of the day, he was betrayed by the people he trusted the most.

"He won't even love you" Jeongguk said.

"I'll make him love me"

Jeongguk scoffed. His face was red with anger and he wanted to punch all the people who stood before him. "You think? He's in love with someone else. And you've had your whole fucking pathetic life to make him fall in love with you but you were unable to. And you're still after him like the fucking pathetic and desperate bitch you are. If he even had the slightest bit of interest in you, he'd have at least hung out with you. But you know what he did instead? He fell in love with someone he hated his whole life! He chose that person over you. You, who was friends with him his whole life. This alone shows how desperate you are. You've kissed him once? He hadn't even slept with you. But he dreams of making love to that person every fucking night. You're nobody to him. You're just a desperate delusional bitch who's after his dick. He's been rejecting you for years and you're pathetic enough to go beg after him for dates and call yourself his girlfriend. You're so desperate that it's ridiculous"

Jennie stared at Jeongguk, flabbergasted.

"Jeongguk! That's no way to speak to a lady!" Aunt Mina scolded. Jeongguk ignored her.

"Oh so you're friends with him now?" Jennie scoffed. She looked like she was about to cry but he didn't give a damn.

"Did you forget I worked with him for a couple of months? I got to know more about him in those few months than what you've known your whole life!"

"Well, guess what? I'll have the rest of his life with him! So sucks to be the person he's in love with" Jennie said.

Jeongguk rolled his tongue against the inside of his cheek. "Good luck living a lie for the rest of your life"

Jeongguk shot one last venomous look at Mina and Jennie, and turned on his heel to leave.

"Jeongguk! Where are you going? Let's go home together!" Aunt Mina said.

Jeongguk stopped and turned back to the three people watching him. "Home? Home is where people I can trust, live. I don't have a home now. I don't want to live in the same house with the people who betrayed me"

Jin visibly gulped when Jeongguk's gaze flickered over to him. "You" Jeongguk spat, "You're an abomination to our whole friend circle. Taehyung trusted you. I trusted you. Taehyung had known you most of his life. I can't believe you'd betray him like this. For money. I'll make sure Namjoon knows about this"

With that said, Jeongguk left.

The moment Jeongguk stepped into Yoongi's apartment, he ran to the bathroom and unloaded the contents of his stomach to the toilet bowl. Tears streamed down his face and Yoongi held him from his shoulders, stroking his back.

When the disgusting feeling was finally gone, he retreated to the guest bedroom of Yoongi. Without a word, he llayin bed.

Yoongi muttered an apology every now and then but they both knew that there was nothing either of them could do. Jeongguk needed to be alone. Knowing this, he left the younger to process everything.

Taehyung used to think that love was the most powerful force on the earth. He used to dream about a future where he would find someone so special that he'll feel like he's home whenever they're together. Someone that made him relax and bubble with happiness the moment he hears their voice.

Taehyung had found that someone.

But it was in his teenage days that he used to have such opinions about love. They soon faded away as he got in touch with reality. At least, the reality of the life he'd been born into. He was doing fine. He knew he was going to be the owner of the empire his grandfather and great grandfather built. With that came a huge responsibility. The weight of all the blood sweat and tears the previous generations put into building their company was on his shoulders. With high spirits, when Taehyung was handed over the CEO position of their family's business, he promised himself, no matter what, he'll bring this company to a higher place than it had ever seen before.

And he was working on it for a couple of years. He did great, needless to say. His father was proud of him. And everything was fine. He had this plan for his life; his company. He knew what to do, what his responsibilities were. He thought everything was fine until Jeongguk came and pushed him off of his path. And now, his morals had changed. His priorities had changed. He was in love.

He didn't know what the correct thing to do is anymore.

Should he follow his heart while risking everything he'd ever built up? Everything he'd lived up for his whole life?

If love is the most powerful force on earth, did honour, family, tradition crumble in front of love? If so, why was Taehyung still doubting whether he should follow his heart or fulfill his duties?

Doesn't his duties always come first? His family? Yes, they do.

He kept saying this to himself over and over and over again until the words felt like poison on his tongue. It left him with a bitter taste lurking in his mouth.

Must he really sacrifice his happiness for his family?

The cigarette between Taehyung's nimble fingers burned with a fiery red, like the way Taehyung's soul used to burn whenever he was with Jeongguk. He brought it to his thin lips and took a drag, the hot cancerous smoke burned through his pipes and Taehyung closed his eyes. The burn seemed adequate to eclipse the pain at his heart. He breathed in the war thinking the fight at his heart will fade away when his lungs slowly start to deteriorate. Because at that moment, sitting in a chair on his rooftop under the twinkling stars and the delicate moon who knew every fraction of Taehyung and Jeongguk's story, there was nothing else he could do than breathe in the demons and breathe out the light. Repeat the cycle because he didn't want to fight.

"You're at it again," A voice said behind Taehyung. He didn't have to look to know who it was. Jimin sat next to Taehyung in his chair after placing the cans of beer on the floor. He opened one for Taehyung and handed him and opened another for himself. "You'll catch your death"

Taehyung hadn't smoked for months. He had stopped soon after he and Jeongguk started hooking up. Or at least after he started feeling something for him. But then he had found himself practising the old habit again as soon as things went sideways with him and Jeongguk. The destructive habit only helped him cope when things got difficult.

"I wouldn't mind" Taehyung said after taking a sip off the cool, bitter liquid. "Better than suffering like this"

"Taehyung" Jimin said, turning to look at him. His voice was thick with worry. "You can call this off, you know."

Taehyung chuckled humourlessly. "You know damn well I don't have the power to do that. I need to do this to save the company. And for my family. Besides, it's not like I completely own the company. My father is always behind every decision I make. If I had the power, I'd have married Jeongguk already. The wedding is in two days. I can't do anything"

Jimin sighed. "You know, the loss we faced isn't as big of a deal as your father makes it. It's not something we can't cover. It's not like the company is bound to go bankrupt-"

"I know. But the reputation-"

"-Isn't something that can't be gained back from something simple"

Taehyung stared at the faraway city lights of Seoul. Each light that shone brightly is from one human who's working hard for their ambition. It was wonderful, if someone thought about it; everyone is either happy or sad or both or neither out there.

"I know" The moon had been engulfed by clouds, making the two men bask in darkness. "But this is what I must do. It's my responsibility. This will only benefit our company and also get us out of this situation we're in"

Jimin sighed. "You must stay true to yourself"

"If I follow my heart I'll lose everything me and generations behind me had built up. When I marry Jennie, the company will have a much stronger backbone. Marrying her will help me regain my company's reputation and Namjoon's company is the third biggest company in Korea. This is what's right. They've planned to marry me off like this since the day I was born, I suppose. So this is my responsibility. If I didn't do this, I'll be letting everyone down. Honour, tradition, family means a lot to people like us"

"What's the honour in living a lie?"

"I must do this" Taehyung said sternly.

"That's just a lame excuse for you to justify to yourself that what you're doing to yourself is right"

"This is what's right" Taehyung gulped back the sob that threatened to escape. Instead, he took a long drag from his cigarette. The smoke almost made him choke. He needed something stronger. But at least it overthrew the sadness. The ache in his heart.

"Taehyung" Jimin whispered. "What about love? What about Jeongguk?"

"Don't say his name" Taehyung shouted, abruptly sitting up. He was breathing heavily. The mention of his name only brought back all the memories. All the things he wanted to suppress. "I'm tired. I need rest"

Taehyung walked out of the rooftop, leaving a wide-eyed Jimin staring after him.

Taehyung marched into his bedroom and closed the door behind him. He leaned against the door for support and let out a shaky breath. He turned his gaze upwards to keep his tears at bay but the action was proven fruitless as tears started streaming down his cheeks. He choked out a sob as he sank to his feet and sobbed silently.

He needed to end this. The only reason he's suffering so much is that he's still attached to Jeongguk. The string hadn't been cut yet and what was he waiting for? His wedding is in two days. So he has to end this before the sadness drowns him out.

After what felt like minutes, he was wiping his tears away and fishing out his phone from his pocket. His wallpaper was still Jeongguk. He ignored it and quickly dialled up Jeongguk's number.

Jeongguk's phone started ringing.

Jeongguk groaned sleepily as he tried to wake himself up from sleep. Who could be calling Jeongguk at this hour?

He wasn't feeling nauseous anymore; he was glad for that. But the memories of earlier that night lurked like a thick poisonous fog at the back of his mind.

Jeongguk dragged himself into a sitting position and picked up his phone on the night stand, presumably kept there by Yoongi as Jeongguk had no memory of placing his phone anywhere. His eyes widened and his heartbeat sped up upon seeing the caller ID.

Tae 🐯💕

He almost slid his thumb over the green call icon; happiness powering his actions. He and Taehyung hadn't called or texted in a couple of days. And he missed him a great deal. He hesitated the moment his fingertip met his phone screen. Memories of a few hours prior flowed into his consciousness. What's he supposed to tell Taehyung now?

Should he reveal the truth?

Jeongguk would have no regrets to throw his useless family under the bus if it meant Taehyung would get out of this mess. But right now, Jeongguk feared if he would only mess up Taehyung's life more if he knows the truth.

At the same time, Jeongguk can't let the love of his life live a lie for the rest of his life. Whatever the outcome of it may be, wherever Taehyung and Jeongguk may find themselves at the end of it, Jeongguk had to tell Taehyung the truth.

He slid his thumb over the call icon.

"Hello" Jeongguk said breathlessly. He didn't know why he felt so happy to talk to him.

"Jeongguk" Taehyung's voice from the other end was heavy. Jeongguk's smile fell as he heard his lover's tone. Something was incredibly wrong.


There was silence. Jeongguk waited for a response, or just any kind of sound to fall upon his ear from the other side of the line. But the few moments stretched like an eternity between them. Jeongguk was suffocating.

"I don't think this is going to work" The man from the other end said, voice a mere whisper.

"What?" Jeongguk's voice was almost inaudible.

"I'm getting married in two days"

Jeongguk felt his heart break.

He wasn't daft. He saw this coming the moment Taehyung told Jeongguk about his marriage. There was barely any hope. And Taehyung can't go against his family's wishes.

He knew Taehyung's wedding is in two days. It's been everywhere. In the news, in the tabloids, in the radio. They're announcing it like some sort of festival as if the king of the nation was getting married. Jeongguk just chose to ignore them. Taehyung was still his.

Jeongguk gulped down the sob trying to escape him and tried not to sound like he was seconds away from crying. "Is that what you want?"

"It's not about me, Jeongguk. It was never about me. This is what's right. I have to do what's right for my family"

"I know you love me" Jeongguk wasn't helping. It was out of his mouth before he could stop it. It had already fallen into Taehyung's ears. Jeongguk hated how desperate he sounded.

A silence stretched between them. And yet again Jeongguk was suffocating. He had nothing to lose at this point. Everything he believed in was crumbling down around him. The ground he stood on threatened to break and swallow him whole. There's nothing for him to hold in to. "I know you want me as much as I do"

"Emotions are never black and white, Jeongguk" Taehyung said. "You should know that more than anyone. Our duty to our family supersedes our personal desires"

"You're right" Jeongguk said after a few moments. Even though Jeongguk felt like his whole world was falling apart, it would stop, right? That's how it happens in movies and books. They'll get over each other. They'll heal individually. They have to let go of each other for their own good.

"I'm sorry, Jeongguk" Jeongguk heard his voice break. It only made the younger's heart break even more. But the older of them continued nevertheless. "I can't do this. I thought we were doing the right thing"

"So did I" Jeongguk whispered. "But I guess everything was wrong with what we had"

"I know" Taehyung said. "We were never meant for each other but I'm glad that even for a sheer moment it felt like we were"

Jeongguk hummed. A stray tear left his eye, trailing a wet path down his cheek. He made no attempt to wipe it away because another followed its path, then another until his cheeks were wet with emotions spilling in the form of tears.

"I'm sorry"

"I'm sorry too" Jeongguk replied. "I understand you"

"Let's not cross paths anymore"

That's impossible .


"Goodbye, Jeongguk"

Before Jeongguk could reply, the line was cut off, leaving him with silence to swallow him whole.

He didn't know what he could do in that broken moment other than clutch his phone close to his chest and let out agonizing sobs. He was lost, because it really had ended. He was ripped from all hope and it's ripping him apart inside out.

He just didn't know what to do. So he wept, like a widow. It hurt even more because he was weeping about losing something that was never even his.

Taehyung could hold the heartbreak no longer and he fell to the floor in a dishevelled heap as his grief poured out in a flood of uncontrollable tears. His phone held close to his chest and Jeongguk's broken voice ringing in his head, he wept heart-wrenching sobs escaping him.

Taehyung silently cursed the universe as he lay there on the floor, tears running down his cheeks like a waterfall. Why did She ever allow him and Jeongguk to cross paths when there's no way for them to be together?

He didn't regret meeting him. Taehyung had learned so much, made so many happy memories with Jeongguk. They were imperfectly perfect. They completed each other. Taehyung had transformed into a better person after meeting Jeongguk. Jeongguk had broken all the walls he had built up around himself and engulfed him with the warmth of love, introducing him to newfound happiness. He had become someone capable of loving and caring. Taehyung couldn't afford to even think about loving anyone other than Jeongguk. But it hurt so much and Taehyung didn't know how to exist anymore knowing he wouldn't have Jeongguk by his side anymore.

Taehyung didn't know when Jimin came but he knew it was him when strong arms wrapped themselves around him and whispered " Taehyung-ah " in such a broken way. And with nothing else to hold on to, Taehyung wrapped his arms around his best friend and they rocked back and forth. Taehyung sobbed like a toddler. He felt so naked without him. His home; his other half; his only hope.

He wept. Because that was all manageable for his pathetic self.

Two days later Taehyung stood in front of a large mirror, dressed in his specially designed tuxedo, skin glowing and face covered with layers of makeup to hide signs of his distress.

It was the day of his wedding.

His fashion designer admired him, standing with his hands clasped together in glee. Taehyung may have looked magnificent. But that day, he just stared at his reflection with a blank expression, when on other days he's admire himself with pride, find the simplest imperfection on his clothes. But today, he didn't care. He felt nothing. The numbness was almost painful. He had felt so much in the last two days, cried so much that he felt no more. There were no tears left to cry.

He couldn't recognize his own reflection; a man who couldn't keep his word; a coward who doesn't have the guts to do what he really wants. A spineless man who can't fight for what he believes in.

He is being crushed under the consequences of his own decisions.

"You look perfect, sir" The fashion designer said in a French accent.

Taehyung flashed a small smile at him. "Thanks" The way he was checking Taehyung out didn't go unnoticed by the young CEO.

The door to the changing room opened and in came his parents. His mother was beaming at Taehyung while his father had a gentle smile on his face.

"Oh my son" His mother said, tears in her eyes. "You look so handsome. I've been waiting for this day my whole life"

Taehyung smiled at her but it didn't reach his eyes. How possibly could he smile? When he'd sacrificed the source of his happiness for his family? Every ounce of happiness was ripped away from him. He was just a corpse. An emotionless robot. Without Jeongguk, he was the stupid immature boy driven by money and lust, just the way he was before he fell in love with Jeongguk.

Taehyung's father approached him. "I'm proud of you, son. This will save our company. It will only bring more profits and so many more advantages for our company. This is the best thing you can do for this family. Your grandfather and great grandfather will be proud of you. This is your responsibility. This is what you should do"

"Even if it's the right thing to do for my family, it's not the right thing to do for myself. But that's okay, right? Sacrificing my happiness for yours?" Taehyung said, words sharp as knives. He'd never felt so angry before. He was angry with everyone and everything, even himself.

Taehyung's mother gasped. "Taehyung! Don't say such wretched things at a time like this. You'll find happiness together with Jennie. That's what marriage is all about"

Taehyung rolled his eyes.

The door to the room opened and Jimin peeked inside. "Taehyung, it's time"

The young groom took a deep breath, promising himself that he'll suppress his sadness. Then he followed Jimin, out of the room without sparing a single glance at his parents, who stared after him.

"You will not touch that" Yoongi shouted at Jeongguk as he snatched the bottle of vodka out of the younger's hands.

Jeongguk whined, sprawled on Yoongi's couch in his suit. He had just arrived at Yoongi's house, the place he stayed at for the last two days, and had attempted to steal one of Yoongi's bottles of vodka.

"Yoongi" He whined again. "I need it"

"You will not have a drop of alcohol today. You've been drowning yourself in alcohol for the last two days and I'm done with you trying to kill yourself"

"I'm not trying to kill myself!" Jeongguk said. "Just trying to drown these thoughts"

Yoongi sighed. "Get a grip, Jeongguk. He's getting married today"

"Which is exactly why I need that bottle of vodka"

"You're fucking stupid" The older of the two said, opening the cap of the bottle and pouring himself a drink. Jeongguk made grabby hands towards Yoongi only for him to move the bottle away from Jeongguk.

"Your love isn't going to go away just because you drink until you pass out" Yoongi said, "You're so encouraged on moving on from him, then do it right"

"What do you mean?" Jeongguk sat up.

"Jimin told me something before all of this went down" Yoongi said, taking a sip from his glass of vodka. "He told me that before he met you he used to be this stuck up stubborn jerk. His whole life used to be his company and his family. Those things were what his world revolved around. That's all that mattered to him. He didn't believe in love for ages and all it took was you to throw all of his beliefs away. In the heartbeat, you became his reason"

"Hyung why are you telling me this? You aren't helping my situation" Jeongguk groaned. He knew how hard it must've been for Taehyung to choose. It wasn't like he had much of a choice. Jeongguk knew that his company wasn't owned by Taehyung alone.

Maybe it did hurt; knowing that Taehyung chose his company over him. Over everything. It might sound selfish of Taehyung for a moment. But at the same time, he sacrificed his happiness and that seemed so selfless.

"I'm just saying. Because today is the only day these things can be said"

"I know he loved me" Jeongguk muttered. His heart still felt like being ripped open. The pain never stopped. No matter how much he cried. How much he drank to stop feeling. It just didn't work.

It was like some sort of magic spell was connecting them. The more Jeongguk thought of getting over Taehyung, the more it hurt.

"I don't want to get over him. I don't know how I could ever stop loving him" Jeongguk said. He had barely talked to Yoongi the last two days. Every time he offered to help. Jeongguk would turn him down, telling him that he needed to be alone. There was nothing to be said. Nothing to be discussed. Taehyung and Jeongguk were over. There was no comfort anyone could offer.

"I keep telling myself that I'll find someone better. It hurts to even think that" Jeongguk continued. "I don't know why I even tell myself that. How could I find someone better when he was the best?"

"Jeongguk I've known you since we were kids" Yoongi said. You've had many flings in your lifetime but you never fell this hard. You've not been in love with Taehyung for more than six months. And look how wrecked you are. I've never seen you like this"

Jeongguk kept looking at Yoongi.

"The thing is you've built these walls around you so that you won't get hurt" Yoongi continued. “That's why you barely cried when you broke up with all your previous boyfriends. You didn't let yourself be attached to them. At least not like this. Am I wrong?"

Jeongguk shook his head no. Jeongguk had been in love, or so he thought. He didn't think he had been in love before because what he felt with Taehyung was fresh, something he'd never felt before.

"I knew that someone will come and tear those walls around you. And that someone is Taehyung" Yoongi said.

Jeongguk felt a stray tear fall down his cheek.

"You need to fight for that love, Jeongguk. You both should. I don't see either of you doing that. Taehyung is just a lost boy trapped in an adult's body. He can't take decisions on his own and he'd proved it over and over again. Not when it comes to his own life because he was brought up as the family’s baby. He might be the controller of a multi-million company. But he's just a lost puppy, unable to figure out which way to go. He needs some guidance when it comes to taking decisions about his own life"

Jeongguk just stared. "What do you want me to do, hyung?"

"I want you to fight for what you think is right"

"But it's too late. The wedding has almost started" Jeongguk said, briefly glancing at his watch.

"Is it?"

Jeongguk looked at Yoongi, dumbfounded. "What do you mean?"

Yoongi started fishing his pocket and took out a small device. A voice recorder.

"W-what's this?"

"I recorded you and your aunt's conversation. Jennie's included. You know I carry it around"

Jeongguk stared, open mouthed. "Why didn't you tell me earlier?!"

"You didn't let me! You were busy shooing me away every time I came near you!"

Jeongguk cursed under his breath and took the voice recorder. "What should I do, hyung?"

"Everything to fight for what you think is right"

Jeongguk flipped the small device in his hand. He stood up and started marching towards the front door of Yoongi's apartment.

"Where are you going?" Yoongi called behind him.

Jeongguk grinned, adrenaline high in his veins. "To get back what's mine"

Taehyung stood on the altar decorated with flowers in the banquet hall. Lines of white chairs were placed on either side of the red carpet leading to the altar. The wedding was small. Less than ha undred people were sat in the banquet hall. Only their family and close friends were invited. A couple of people stood at the end of the hall: the reporters and photographers.

Everyone was seated by now. He could see Namjoon, Hoseok and Jin sitting and talking with each other. His parents sat on the front row. Jennie's mother too. Taehyung looked to his side and saw Jimin, standing next to his in the altar. He placed his hand on Taehyung's shoulder and squeezed it, trying to silently comfort him. Taehyung flashed him a tight-lipped smile.

The front doors opened, making Taehyung avert his gaze straight ahead. All the chatter reduced into silence as two small girls dressed in pretty dresses, holding two baskets of flowers walked in. They threw flowers on the red carpet as they walked.

Then, in came Jennie, holding her father's arm.

People stared at her in awe, open-mouthed at her beauty. A low murmur went through the crowd, as they talked among themselves about how beautiful she looked. Her doll-like face was lit up with a smile, the tight long dress clung to her slim body and her veil dragged long behind her.

Taehyung watched her with a blank expression.

She may have been more beautiful than she had ever looked in her life but Taehyung's head was empty as he watched her. No thoughts crossed his mind. Not a single one except ones of Jeongguk.

He wished to see Jeongguk instead of Jennie on that aisle. He would've looked gorgeous. He would look at Taehyung with twinkling eyes and his bunny smile and Taehyung would erupt with happiness.

Instead, is was Jennie who was smiling at him

Taehyung averted his gaze towards the ground and took interest in his polished shoes. When Jennie finally came to the altar, he took her hand and led her to the top of the altar so they stood facing each other.

After they settled down, the officiant spoke.

"The ceremony of marriage between Kim Taehyung and Kim Jennie will now commence"

Jeongguk ran. He had parked his car a long way from the banquet hall of Taehyung's wedding since he couldn't find a proper place to park his car. He couldn't possibly leave the car in the middle of the road.

When he finally reached the hall, the entrance with flooded with hundreds of reporters. He silently cursed himself as he kept his head low and swept through the crowd, apologies sprawling from his mouth.

"Hey! Isn't that Jeon Jeongguk?" A reporter said, making Jeongguk almost halt. Before the other reporters could process what was happening, he was pushing people away and running to the entrance.

He ran inside, trying to find which hall the wedding was in. He didn't have to look around for long. He guessed the door guarded with several men in black must be the one. He ran towards it, hoping to God that he wasn't too late.

The guards saw him running towards them. Recognizing him, they stared at him, looking confused. Before they could process what Jeongguk was going to do, he was running past them.

He pushed open the doors of Taehyung's wedding hall.

The double door of the banquet hall burst open with a thud. Taehyung turned his head to see what the ruckus was about.

His heard dropped when he saw who was standing at the entrance.

Taehyung watched Jeongguk walk a few steps along the red carpet bravely. Taehyung had his hand holding Jennie's ready to put the ring on her. But he was no longer looking at her. He was looking at his Jeongguk, staring right back at Taehyung with those big doe eyes of his.

Taehyung wanted to cry.

He took a shaky breath, mind an absolute chaos as his brain and heart screamed different orders at him. He was sweating profusely, breathing uneven and fast.

A low murmur went through the crowd and Taehyung's father stood up, eyeing Jeongguk with anger.

"Taehyung! What are you doing? Put that ring on me!" Jennie whisper-yelled.

Taehyung looked at her. Her hand in his seemed absolutely wrong. It was so, so wrong. He pulled his hand away from hers in a heartbeat, as if it burned. Jennie looked at him, confused and angry.

He averted his gaze towards the boy standing in the middle of the aisle. He didn't look lost, Taehyung saw. He looked determined. His eyes were full of wonder and love. There was some halo around him, as if he was glowing with anger and determination. Taehyung's heart swelled proudly.

This was his Jeongguk. The Jeongguk he fell in love with. The one who was always fair and fought for what he thought was right.

Taehyung didn't have to question himself why Jeongguk was here, at his wedding. He knew.

Jeongguk had come to claim what's his.

He was risking everything for Taehyung. If he was kicked out, it would be in the papers. He would be the victim of so much humiliation. But he had come here ignoring all possibilities just for Taehyung.

Taehyung sucked in a breath. This was his chance. This was his part of the plan. Every ounce of his own and Jeongguk's happiness depended on Taehyung's next move. This was his chance to tell the world that Jeongguk was his and he was nobody's but Jeongguk's. His one true love. This is the only chance he'd get to prove to everyone and himself his love for Jeongguk. Because actions speak louder than words. And the only way Taehyung had proved his love for Jeongguk was with words. Now he must prove it with his actions.

Jeongguk had done his part and now, it was Taehyung's part.

"What's the Jeon doing here?" Taehyung's father was already advancing towards Jeongguk but the younger kept his eyes on Taehyung's

"I can't do this" Taehyung whispered to Jennie.

"What?!" Jennie asked, flabbergasted.

Taehyung shook his head. He started stepping down the altar. The murmurs in the crowd grew as he did. Jennie tried to desperately grab his hand and push him back towards her but Taehyung jerked his hand away from her, the ring he was holding falling on the floor with a loud clatter in the process.

He started walking down the aisle.

"Taehyung! What are you-" His father started.

"Father, enough" Taehyung said sternly as he walked past him. There were hundreds of reporters in the entrance and the guards were trying to keep them from entering the hall. It's even better. Taehyung will be proving the truth in front of the whole world.

Adrenaline high in his veins, he walked towards the boy waiting for him on the other end of the red carpet. Jeongguk was looking at him with amusement and surprise. His eyes twinkled ever so beautifully.

But as beautiful as Jeongguk looked in that heavy moment, Taehyung saw the way he had dark circles around his eyes and the bags under his eyes. He looked tired but his eyes gleamed with love and excitement.

Oh and those eyes. Taehyung missed them so much. He missed staring into them and getting lost. He missed falling in love with him over and over again every moment they spent together.

Taehyung started walking faster.

The moment Taehyung was within hand's length from Jeongguk, he grabbed the other boy from his shirt color and pulled him towards himself.

Then he kissed Jeongguk.

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Taehyung kissed Jeongguk.

The moment Taehyung slammed his lips onto Jeongguk's, made him almost stumble back with the force. Taehyung's tight grip on him prevented it. Jeongguk's eyes fluttered close. His heart beat wildly in his throat and adrenaline high in his veins, he kissed Taehyung back, returning the fierceness.

The world exploded around them and faded away, all the shouts and angry chatter dissolving into a numb buzz. Between them, fireworks went off and Jeongguk was in utter bliss. Liquid excitement roared through his veins as they moved their lips against one another.

It was them against the world.

Their kiss tapped into deep mines of memory, and all the dread, sorrow and bad memories fell away as if they were nothing. Instead, the longing and love powered their kiss and Jeongguk pulled Taehyung towards himself until every possible inch of their bodies touched. He clutched Taehyung back with the desperation, clinging on as Jeongguk drank him, his lips parting to taste him. Taehyung tasted like he always did: an addictive combination of strawberry and musk. Jeongguk couldn't get enough of him.

Taehyung kissed him as if telling a secret, told to his mouth instead of the ear; secrets of love and tenderness. Jeongguk could feel it, from the way he kissed him, from the fierceness and the way their mouths collided and teeth crashed together, the way Taehyung squeezed Jeongguk's waist every now and then that he was pouring his everything into that kiss. He was proving his love for Jeongguk and Jeongguk was on top of the world.

It was a kiss to level mountains and shake stars from the sky. It was a kiss to make angels fall from grace and demons weep...a passionate, demanding, soul-searing kiss that nearly knocked the earth off his axis.

When Taehyung pulled away at last, Jeongguk saw him for real. His chocolate orbs glinted ever so beautifully as he started into Jeongguk's eyes. Jeongguk loved the way Taehyung looked at him. He always looked at him like he was a little miracle. And Jeongguk felt like he truly belonged with Taehyung, his home, his only safe place.

"I'm sorry" Taehyung whispered. A tear trialled down from his face but Jeongguk was quick to wipe it away. Before Taehyung could say anything else, Jeongguk connected their lips again. His hands travelled to his hair, pulling it. Jeongguk tilted his face to better access to Taehyung's mouth as they kissed deeper. He couldn't control the happiness blossoming inside him. In that moment, everything was perfect.

Until they pulled away seconds later and the reality flooded back around them.

Their smiles fell as they took in the situation around them. People were staring at them with horrified expressions, talking among themselves. Cameras flashed around them, the reporters shouting in the entrance.

"What have you done?" It was Taehyung's father. He looked at the two men in disbelief. His mother had a hand on her mouth, trying hard not to cry.

Taehyung gulped. "Father, it is he that I love. I can't live in this lie anymore"

"You fucking-" Taehyung's father started. But no one saw what was coming.

A hand flew towards Taehyung, ready to slap him across the face. Jeongguk's watchful eyes caught what was going to happen. Before the woman dressed in white could slap her almost-husband, Jeongguk's hand stopped her. He grabbed her arm right before it hit Taehyung.

Jennie looked at Jeongguk in bewilderment. She looked as if she could kill somebody, her whole face was red with rage. She screamed, making everyone look at her. "Let me go! You faggot" She spat.

"The fuck did you say to my boyfriend?!" Taehyung stepped in. His eyes bore into her, anger flaring.

Jeongguk stopped him. "My sexual and romantic preference is my business. At least I wasn't pathetic enough to plot a scandal against my boyfriend's company so he would end up marrying me"

"What?" It was Taehyung. "Gguk, what do you mean?"

"What is this Jeon talking about?" Taehyung's father barked at Jeongguk.

"What is going on here? Jeongguk! What is this blasphemy?" It was Jennie's father. Jennie's mother was crying in the back.

"Mr Kim Yeonbin, Mr Kim Eunjin" Jeongguk said, glancing at Taehyung's and Jennie's father respectively. "It was Jennie who plotted everything. She planned it all so there would be a chemical in the first batch of products and for Rose to use it and to file a lawsuit. Then after the downfall of Tan Corporation Taehyung would have to marry her"

"What kind of ridiculous accusation is that? Watch your mouth, boy!" Eunjin said.

"Mr Jeon, I don't know how much you love my daughter's fiancé but I won't have you spitting these baseless words-" Yeonbin's words were stopped when Jeongguk raised his hand. A silence fell over the group of men and women.

"I have proof," Jeongguk said, revealing the voice recorder in his hand. He pushed the play button of the recorder.

"Because he doesn't love me..." Jennie's voice was cringe-worthy, coming from the small device.

The crowd watched in disbelief. "No! That's not me!" Jennie screamed, trying to take the recorder from Jeongguk's hand. Taehyung pushed her back, scowling.

"You planned this all?" Taehyung asked, utterly bewildered.

"I did it because I loved you!" Jennie said.

Taehyung's face portrayed utter disgust.

"It was her plan. Jeon Mina and Kim Seokjin helped her too" Jeongguk said.

Taehyung eyed him, surprised.

"Jin?" It was Namjoon. Jin was standing in the back of the crowd. Namjoon looked betrayed, more from Jin than his own sister. Namjoon was a good person. Jeongguk pitied him, having to know the truth that his boyfriend/ lover/ whatever their title was, was a liar.

Jin held his head low. "I didn't know Jennie was involved in this until recently"

"Not like that would stop you from continuing your work in this" Jeongguk said. Jin didn't respond.

"So your aunt was a top contributor in the scandal to bring our company down, huh?" Eunjin spoke up.

"I think she wanted revenge for what you did to her" Jeongguk said. "I'd have stopped this if I knew any sooner"

"But why?" Eunjin questioned.

"Because he's my boyfriend" Taehyung answered for him. "We've been seeing each other for months now"

A loud sob left Taehyung's mother. A look of hurt flashed across Taehyung's face as he saw her.

"This is ridiculous! He's your enemy! The Jeons are nothing but scams-"

"Is that what you should be worrying about? How I fell in love with my enemy? Shouldn't you be worried about the woman who almost became your daughter-in-law who turns out to be the one who scammed us and ruined our company's reputation and also made us lose millions? Also lose all the deals we made with other companies?" Taehyung said.

"And that a Jeon is the one who saved us all from getting scammed again" He added.

Everyone was silent after that.

"Jennie, you actually did that?" Yeonbin asked. "They're one of our closest business partners. Our friends for generations. I can't believe this..."

"The police are on the way" Jeongguk said, and as if on cue, police sirens started blaring in the distance.

Distressed, the crowd thinned around Jeongguk and Taehyung. Namjoon was arguing with Jin. Jimin embraced Taehyung, patting his back and reassuring him. Jeongguk was watching them with Hoseok, who squeezed Jeongguk's shoulder. Jeongguk felt a tap on his shoulder and he turned only to see Yoongi grinning at him.

"Yoongi! When did you arrive?" Jeongguk asked, grinning himself.

"I followed you. I was standing at the back, watching the whole thing. You're so brave, Jeongguk. I'm proud of you"

Jeongguk smiled at him, glad to have him as his best friend. He was about to thank him when he felt someone hug him from behind.

He grinned and closed his eyes, not needing to look to who the strong arms belonged to.

"I'm so sorry" Taehyung whispered behind him.

Jeongguk sighed and turned around the embrace. "Can you stop apologizing? I didn't come here for that"

Taehyung supped Jeongguk's face in his hands. “I don't know what to do without you, Jeongguk. Thank you for being there for me, always. I hate myself for choosing to let you go"

"You didn't have much of a choice, Taehyung. I know that sometimes, responsibilities are more important"

"I love you. You're my only happiness, Jeongguk. I just...I know I promised to never let you go but...I just won't ever again, okay? You can kill me or something if you did" Taehyung stammered.

"Stop it" Jeongguk whined. "I understand your situation, okay? You got me, right? I won't let you go. Even if you want to. From now on we'll fight our battles together and figure out answers to our problems together. That's what dating is all about"

"Yes" Taehyung said. "I'll never stop loving you. I will never leave you again. You mean the world to me. I'm just a spineless coward-"

"Taehyung" Jeongguk said, "I love you. And I saved you this time, just like I should because you were helpless. I saved you because you've saved me numerous times"

"I have?"

"Yes. Every second I spent with you felt like an escape from all the emotional exhaust awaiting me at home" Jeongguk said.

Taehyung swept a stray curl out of Jeongguk's face, looking down at him with eyes filled with love. "You're so strong, you know that, my Ggukkie? The strongest and bravest person I've known in my whole life. I could've never had the courage to do what you did. My baby" He pecked Jeongguk's forehead. "My angel. I'm so proud of you. I'm so glad to have fallen in love with you"

Jeongguk's cheeks had heated up embarrassingly. "Stop" He whined, hitting Taehyung lightly on his chest. "You're strong too. I can't imagine the courage it must have taken for you to step down from that altar in front of everyone"

"You make me strong, Jeongguk. If it wasn't for you, I'd never make it. I'd be living a lie for the rest of my life, drowning in despair" He'd be drowning in the consequences of what he'd done and what he hadn't.

"Every day you help me become a better version of myself" Taehyung added.

Jeongguk grinned up at him. Taehyung looked at him with so much love in his eyes that it made Jeongguk's butterflies erupt uncontrollably. He looked at him like he was his whole world. Taehyung may be the master of his universe but he looked at Jeongguk like his whole universe revolved around Jeongguk.

Overwhelmed with happiness, Jeongguk closed the space between their mouths in a passionate kiss.

When they drew away shortly, they were both grinning.

"You made such a dramatic entrance earlier, my love" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk giggled. "Do you want to make a dramatic exit with me now?"


Jeongguk took Taehyung's hand in his and together they ran to the entrance of the banquet hall, into freedom.

The azure sea danced in the wind in the form of waves, crashing against the yacht that had stopped in the middle of the vast waters. The lullaby of the sea was like a heavenly symphony in Jeongguk's ears. His senses were engulfed with the scent of salt and sea, his raven locks wildly dancing in the wind. He took a deep breath, feeling lighter than he'd ever felt, in the middle of nowhere, almost as if lost at sea, but worriless and carefree nonetheless. His small hands that were gripping the railing at the front of the boat came free and he spread his arms like wings. He closed his eyes and the wind was fast against his body, making him wonder if this is what flying would feel like.

Jeongguk's eyes fluttered open and a gasp escaped his mouth when large hands held his thin waist. A smile immediately stretched his lips upward and he leaned back, only to be met with a broad chest. He felt a pair of lips on the nape of his neck and he giggled.

"Enjoying yourself, darling?" A deep voice said making a shrill go down Jeongguk's spine.

"More than I thought I would" Jeongguk said, turning around in the other man's embrace to look at the perfectly sculptured face and chocolate eyes staring at him with so much love. His blond hair danced in the wind, exposing his forehead, making him look so intimidating that Jeongguk sucked in a breath.

"I've always loved the sea" Jeongguk said.

"I do too" Taehyung said. "Always felt at peace in the middle of the ocean"

They were in one of Taehyung's many yachts. The two businessmen decided to spend their weekend in the middle of the ocean, away from humanity, alone. Needless to say, Jeongguk was ecstatic. The idea of him and Taehyung in the middle of the ocean, alone, was just too good.

"Look" Taehyung pointed behind Jeongguk, who turned around. "The sunset is beautiful"

It indeed was. The red sun bathed in the vast sea at the edge of the world, her reflection making the sea a pool of vibrant fire. Rich hues of red blended with oranges, purples, crimsons in the vast, grateful sky. The darkness approached from the opposite side of the world, as the ocean swallowed the red ball of fire.

The two lovers watched the sunset silently in wonder, bodies pressed together.

Six months had passed since everything settled down. Six months since Taehyung's failed wedding. Six months since Jeongguk cut off all contact with his family. Six months since the lawsuit regarding the scandal of Tan Corporation progressed, everyone who took part in the scandal was sent off to prison or released with charges. Six months since Jennie had been imprisoned.

Six months since Taehyung and Jeongguk started dating officially.

The response to the news that the CEOs of Korea's biggest companies are dating had been...rather positive. The news and social media blew up with the information and so did the news about the scandal and Jeongguk appearing at Taehyung's wedding and the groom kissing his life-long enemy in front of the whole world. The news didn't die down for weeks, the series of events taking everyone by surprise.

They were invited to countless TV shows and interviews. They appeared in a few, where the audience was full of fangirls rather than the usual fellow businessmen. Though Jeongguk still doesn't know what one TV show host said about 'the fan fiction coming to life' meant.

Taehyung had been the victim of many scolding and his father had been hospitalized again the day after the wedding due to another stroke. Jeongguk didn't hear his own father out, that once he visited his house to get his belongings before he moved in with Taehyung. The face of Aunt Mina, when she was dragged into court in many court hearings, was still etched to Jeongguk's mind; that look of pure betrayal, by her own blood. But that was the exact same way Jeongguk felt when he found out that it was she who had supported in ruining his and his beloved's lives; for her own treacherous and vengeful desires. He despised Jennie more. He wanted to throw up every time he thought about her.

But all of that was in the past. Their announcement of dating had made many adults outrageous, they both knew, including many of their allies. But their sales had only risen after the announcement; the majority of the sales were from teenagers and young adults. Their allies hadn't displayed any kind of disapproval, those homophobes. Jeongguk guessed the reason for that must be the fact that two of the biggest companies together means world domination and world domination only.

It's pure idiocy to get on the CEOs' bad side or to cancel their deals.

The Tan Corporation and Jeon Corporation together had introduced a product a few months after the announcement of dating. It was as if to seal the deal: The rivalry has ceased to exist. They were allies thereafter.

Taehyung and Jeongguk together decided to only focus on themselves, so they wouldn't have to go through another contradiction in the future and suffer individually. They were together on whatever happened.

"The sunset is beautiful," Taehyung said now, his arms tightly wrapped around Jeongguk's torso and his head on his shoulder.

Jeongguk hummed in approval. In the middle of the ocean, the sky in vibrant colours around them, as if the heavens itself had created this beautiful scenery for them alone. But then again, every moment they spent together, everything was perfect.

"Not as beautiful as you thought" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk giggled, turning around to face Taehyung. His face was lit up with golden light. His blond hair was on fire and his face shone like a thousand golden urns. Whether be it under the silent moon or the dying sun, Taehyung looked ethereal.

"That's cheesy. You're a simp"

"Only for you" Taehyung grinned adorably. Jeongguk cooed and pecked his lips, unable to help himself.

It was then Taehyung took a step back, grinning. Jeongguk smiled back at the golden boy in front of him.

"You know Jeongguk" Taehyung started. "You're the best thing that happened to me in my life"

Jeongguk blushed and giggled.

"That day you fell into my office, I fucking hated you. I hated even seeing your face and I wished I'd never get to see it again on the face of this earth. I wished for that every day because I hated you that much"

Jeongguk was grinning now.

Taehyung continued.

"But it was only recently I realized that I actually thought about you every day. Not a single day passed without a few thoughts that doesn't involve you in it. I'm fucking glad that you fell to my office that day and I'm fucking glad that you were horny"

Jeongguk laughed.

"I'm fucking grateful for the universe that we kept meeting like that. Even when we stupidly decided to fuck without feelings. I was so stupid, I swear. Just wanted to keep seeing you. It was never about lust"

Jeongguk wasn't laughing anymore. Because Taehyung fished out a small black box from his back pocket and got himself on one knee in front of Jeongguk.

"I'm stupid for not realizing this sooner. But remember that day when we first met? When you were four and I was five ?"

Jeongguk nodded, tears in his eyes and hands clasped together in front of his mouth.

"I think I loved you since that day. But I was so stupid and corrupted by ideologies about what I should be that I was brainwashed into hating you. But beneath that fog of forced hate, I've always loved you. You were the first friend I had. The first person I've loved. The first person who made a home away from my family. You're my forever and always. It's with you I belong. I will never find another person who lights up my world the way you do. And from the second I met you, I knew that there was something about you I needed Turns out it wasn't something at all. It was just you.

"You complete me, Jeongguk. I love you more than the vast space. I love you more than the stars love the night. The sun dies every dusk to let the moon live. But I love you more than the sun's love for the moon. I love you more than love itself"

Tears were streaming down Jeongguk's face. Tears of pure joy. The sun still enlightened the world with her last few rays of light, making everything glow in a hue of orange. Everything around them looked so dreamy.

"I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little. And I promise to love you every moment of my forever. It would be my greatest achievement to have you by my side, to support you and love you throughout your every victory and fail, your every happiness and sorrow. I promise to be your stone pillar forever, which you can hold on to"

Taehyung opened the box and inside lay two identical silver rings, diamonds etched in them in a pattern. Jeongguk was reminded of stars upon seeing them.

"So Jeon Jeongguk" Taehyung said, eyes gleaming. "Will you marry me?"

"Yes!" Jeongguk said in a heartbeat and leapt to Taehyung, wrapping his arms around him. Jeongguk couldn't help the tears cascading down his cheeks like a waterfall. He had never felt so happy in his whole life.

They rose to their feet, arms still around themselves in a bone-crushing embrace. When they pulled away to look at each other's faces, Jeongguk saw that Taehyung's eyes were glassy and he could see himself in them.

Taehyung cupped Jeongguk's face with his right hand, smiling at him in the most heartfelt way possible, eyes gleaming with love. Jeongguk's heart leapt at the sight. The older slowly ran his thumb over his face, wiping the tears.

His thumb traced over his rosy lips ever so softly before removing his hand. He took the box in his hands and took out the rings.

"Beautiful" Jeongguk whispered.

Taehyung flashed him a smile. "You like them?"

"I love them. It's perfect"

"I'm glad" Taehyung said. "I was afraid you might not like them"

"I'd love anything you get me, Tae"

"You're love blind"

"So are you" Jeongguk said. Taehyung laughed, the beautiful sound soon swept off in the wind.

"Not going to argue with that" He said. "I had them designed"

Taehyung took both rings in his hand and showed them to Jeongguk. "There are stars in your one and the moon in mine"

"Oh my god" Jeongguk said, picking one of them up; Taehyung's one. There was a small crescent moon carved on the side of the ring.

"You remind me of the stars. There are galaxies in your eyes. I'm the moon because...well because stars and the moon belong together. And I love you more than the stars love the moon"

Jeongguk giggled. "It's beautiful" He turned the ring around in his hand and something caught his eye. "Oh god there's our names carved in the ring!"

"Yeah" Taehyung said.

Jeongguk took his own ring and saw that on the inside of the ring, Jeongguk was carved in italics. Jeongguk just loved it.

Taehyung took the ring in his hand and took Jeongguk's hand in his. "May I?"

Jeongguk nodded. Taehyung took the ring between his fingers and put it on Jeongguk's ring finger. It slid down, fitting perfectly at the base. Jeongguk grinned

He took Taehyung's hand in his and slid his ring down his long, bony and soft finger.

Then he raised his head to look at Taehyung. The sun had set and darkness surrounded them, except for the lights from the yacht. The stars and moon gleamed above them, drowning them in the silvery light of the moon.

And Taehyung looked absolutely angelic under heaven's spotlight.

Taehyung smiled down at the younger and cupped his cheeks with both hands. Then he brought his mouth closer and Jeongguk closed his eyes. And his fiancé's tender lips met his.

Jeongguk wrapped his arms around Taehyung. They softly ran their lips over one another and then tilted their heads slightly to kiss each other harder, more passionately. They were kissing and smiling at the same time, unable to keep in the happiness. Between the secret lip bites and smiles, they pulled away and looked at each other.

It was then Jeongguk realized the whole deck had been lit up with fairy lights and lanterns. He looked around him in awe. The massive deck of the yacht was decorated vibrantly. The lights changed colours and so did the lanterns. There were flowers in the railings. And at the far end of the deck, a table was set up for two people. Jeongguk swore that the table was empty and the deck wasn't decorated like that when he came to watch the sunset earlier.

The scenery was absolutely breathtaking.

"When did you organize all these?" Jeongguk asked. He couldn't believe that Taehyung had prepared all of this for him.

Taehyung grinned. "That's not all"

Jeongguk looked at Taehyung with confusion but he was turned around. In the distance he could see another ship. And seconds later, there was a distant boom and lights...


Dozens and hundreds of fireworks shot up from the ship towards the sky. Jeongguk clasped his hands over his mouth once again as he watched the stunning display of fireworks. Different kinds of fireworks lit up the sky and Jeongguk jumped on the balls of his feet as he watched them with bubbling happiness. There were tears in his eyes but he quickly wiped them away, unable to afford to miss a fraction of the display.

The fireworks went on for minutes before they stopped.

"Oh my god Taehyung!" Jeongguk jumped towards the older and hugged him. "You didn't have to!"

"I wanted this to be memorable. And I want to give you all the good things in the world" He said.

"But I have you and you're the best thing in the world!"

"Don't be cheesy. I just love you a lot. Take it or...just take it"

Jeongguk laughed. "Just you being by my side is more than enough for me. But I loved this How did you know I loved fireworks?"

"I just took a wild guess"

Jeongguk narrowed his eyes at Taehyung but before he could reply, Taehyung was kissing him again. And Jeongguk let himself be kissed, and held and then be kissed again.

And then made love to...multiple times...on every flat surface of the yacht.

Chapter Text

"I fucking hate you!"

Taehyung turned around as he heard Jeongguk shout at him from the living room.

"The feeling is mutual, love" Taehyung shot back as he calmly put his shoes on. He walked to the living room and Jeongguk stared at him, arms crossed, looking irritated.

"You're so ugly that hello kitty said goodbye to you" Jeongguk said.

"And you- you're flat-chested!"

Jeongguk's eyes widened and he gasped, looking insulted.

"W-what? How dare you" Jeongguk said, clutching his heart. "How can you say that to me?"

Taehyung ran up to his husband, regretting what he said. "No baby, I'm sorry I didn't mean that. You're not flat chested"

"No! Go away! You meanie!" Jeongguk said, trying to get away from Taehyung. "You never have time for me!"

"Baby I need to go to the office today. Only for a few hours. I promise I'll be home for lunch" Taehyung said, wrapping his arms around Jeongguk tighter.

"But you said we don't have to go to the office today because we have a party in the evening! You said we can spend time together and cuddle all day!" Jeongguk said, pouting.

"I thought we can do that too. But Jimin said that we should check the new supermarket because it's opening next week. And the managers requested a meeting. I told him that I'd go so you can stay at home!"

"Taehyungie!" Jeongguk whined. "You don't have to work so hard!"

"Baby it's our company. We're literally managing two multimillion companies so we need to stay focused. I'll only be gone for a few hours. I'll cuddle you the moment I get home"

It had been three years since Taehyung and Jeongguk got married. They had merged their companies after they got married and took up a new identity as Jeontan Corporation. They had become the CEOs of Jeontan, planning and controlling the two empires that were combined together. Jeontan soon became the biggest multimillion company in South Korea.

Together, they had worked hard to bring their company to the top five biggest companies in the world. Jeontan was the fifth. Taehyung's family was against the idea of combining their company with Jeongguk's, but Taehyung had told them that he wouldn't have it any other way, for he wanted to marry Jeongguk. They had eventually agreed and were successful in convincing their director board to agree to the proposition about combining companies and making a new one.

Jeongguk's father had been furious, as expected. But Taehyung thought he was stupid for giving all his shares to his son when he did nothing but underestimate him and degrade him. But the man was nothing but a lazy fool who wanted his hands off the responsibilities so he can whore around. So he had pushed the whole weight of the family's business on top of Jeongguk's shoulders.

But the action only proved to be an advantage when it came to combining the companies. Because the only approval needed was Jeongguk's, the owner of most shares.

Everything had been smooth thereafter. The two CEOs had got married a few months after Taehyung proposed to Jeongguk. They took a few weeks off of their work and went on a vacation to Paris for their honeymoon. Jeongguk had been ecstatic. They stayed in Paris for a whole week and explored all the places there was and enjoyed themselves to the maximum. They had visited almost every art museum and Taehyung doesn't remember how much art he'd seen. He was amused by the different kinds of art he'd seen. They went to Venice and then to England after Paris. Venice had been romantic in its own way. From the gondola rides to the street vendors and food stalls and much pleasurable nights at the most expensive hotel in Venice, every moment had been a different stage of euphoria.

When the two husbands came back to Korea, Jeongguk couldn't shut up about Paris. But Taehyung was more than glad that they had enjoyed their honeymoon to the fullest. Taehyung had also managed to sketch a lot of places they visited and also some portraits of Jeongguk in different places and in their hotel room. Some fully clothed, most when Jeongguk was in his full naked glory.

They had moved into a new apartment after their honeymoon. This one was a bigger one and was more than enough for the two husbands. They had a small room where Taehyung drew and since the older had taken up a new addictive hobby of sketching Jeongguk after their honeymoon, there was a small bed and a couch too, in that room. Though, the bed gets used for more purposes than just Jeongguk posing for Taehyung.

They had little time for themselves, though. After combining the two empires, their work had doubled up. Not to mention all the new projects they were taking up. Taehyung and Jeongguk rarely met in the office, even though they had moved the headquarters to a new building where Jeongguk and Taehyung worked together but in separate offices.

When they met, it was at meetings.

They would find time for themselves out of the work hours, though. Even after three years had passed since they got married, Taehyung felt like he had fallen in love with Jeongguk just yesterday. Because with every passing day with Jeongguk, he found himself falling in love with him all over again.

They had their small arguments and contradictions some days, mostly about work, even though they tried not to bring the outside world of responsibilities and materialistic values to their home. But the anger only lasted for mere minutes. And the arguments were nothing that couldn't be forgotten by a late-night bedroom tango.

"Fine" Jeongguk said now, pouting. Taehyung cooed at how adorable his husband looked. How can someone even look adorable when they're 26 years old?

"But you can cancel the meeting! You are the freaking CEO and you can do anything you want!" Jeongguk whined again and freed himself from Taehyung's embrace.

"Yes baby but-"

"I'm so mad at you. Even Aria is mad! You shouldn't get her mad!"

"Who's Aria?"

"Our daughter!"

Taehyung massaged his temples. "Baby we don't have a daughter"

"Yes we do! I'm pregnant!" Jeongguk said, holding his toned abs.

"You can't get pregnant, love. It's biologically impossible" Taehyung said, exasperated.

"I know that! Do you think I'm stupid?" Jeongguk said, hands crossed against his chest. "We've been so busy lately and barely had time for ourselves"

"I promise to take you out this weekend," Taehyung said, advancing towards Jeongguk. He took his husband's hands in his and kissed them. "I'm sorry"

Jeongguk sighed. "Don't be. I know it can't be prevented. I just miss spending time and cuddling with you"

"I do too baby" Taehyung whispered and embraced Jeongguk again.

"Cuddle me when you get home?" Jeongguk said, pouting.

Taehyung grinned, cooing at his baby's adorableness. "I promise"

Jeongguk smiled up at him and leaned in to kiss Taehyung. Taehyung closed his eyes and kissed him back.

"I love you" Taehyung whispered as he drew away from the kiss. He couldn't risk kissing Jeongguk long or he'll be late for work.

"I love you too," Jeongguk said and bumped his nose against Taehyung, making them both giggle.

Taehyung sat in his office facing ten managers of different departments of Jeontan Corporation. They were all seated in the leather chairs and not in the auditorium, as it was only a small meeting. One of them was speaking about the sales in the supermarkets and Taehyung listened, scanning through the documents he was handed containing data of sales.

Jimin sat right beside him, also listening intensively while jotting down some things in his notebook. Taehyung was about to read the briefing about sales when the door of his office opened. Taehyung was confused as to who would dare to come inside without knocking or excusing themselves. But Taehyung's mouth went dry as he saw who it was.

It was Jeongguk.

Taehyung watched with wide eyes as his husband walked towards him. He wore tight black jeans and a shirt tucked in, the first few buttons open, revealing a little more than he should've for a CEO. Around his neck was a necktie. He swung his hips as he walked towards Taehyung.

Taehyung stared at him open-mouthed, his sex-deprived dick already twitching as his eyes raked over Jeongguk's whole body.

The manager who was talking had stopped and everyone was looking at Jeongguk. Jeongguk stopped next to Taehyung and flashed a smile at the managers who stared at him flabbergasted, no different from Taehyung.

"Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen," Jeongguk said, smiling at the managers. The managers stood up only then, finally having come to their senses. They bowed to their CEO.

Jimin stood up to bring a chair for Jeongguk but then he held a hand up, preventing Jimin from it.

"I'll sit here"

He sat on Taehyung's lap.

"B-babe" Taehyung stammered as he felt Jeongguk's plush ass press against his crotch that was already almost fully hard. His cheeks started heating up embarrassingly and he prayed to whatever God above that the Managers wouldn't see that.

"Yes?" Jeongguk asked innocently, turning his head to look at Taehyung.

"Why are you here?"

"You said you'll be home for lunch and you weren't so I decided to come by and see what's up" Jeongguk smiled. "Problem?"

"N-no" Taehyung whispered, "This isn't very professional, love"

"So isn't you not keeping your promises" Jeongguk shot him a look and diverted his attention to the fellow people in the room.

"Well?" He asked, that charming but very formal and serious smile plastered to his face. "You were saying, Mr. Choi?"

"Y-yes sir" The poor man said and started talking again.

Jeongguk adjusted himself on Taehyung's lap, his ass pressing up further on top of the older's cock. Taehyung sucked in a breath. Jeongguk looked at him innocently and smiled. That feisty little thing...

"I'm going to punish you so damn hard you'll regret this, baby boy" Taehyung whispered hotly in Jeongguk's ear.

Jeongguk smiled. "Yes daddy"


The moment the meeting had ended and the two CEOs had shaken hands with each Manager and Jimin had taken his leave telling that he needed to get home to go shopping with Hoseok, the two husbands were left alone.

"What do you think you're doing, walking in and sitting on my lap?" Taehyung said, fuming with anger.

Jeongguk walked around the office, looking around. "I just wanted to see you, Taehyungie"

"The meeting dragged a little more than I expected but I was going to come home sooner or later babe"

"I was growing rather...impatient"

"We should leave" Taehyung said, organizing the files on his desk and moving over to shut down his laptop.

"Really?" Jeongguk asked sultrily. "Your dick says otherwise"

Taehyung sighed. "Let's go home"

"Do you still want to go home?" Jeongguk asked.

Taehyung was confused so he raised his head to see Jeongguk. The younger stood before his desk, his shirt lifted up, his pants hanging off his pelvis. Taehyung could see the pink lace panties beneath his pants.

Taehyung gulped, feeling arousal spreading through his body like wildfire.

He leaned against his desk, finally feeling like his knees were about to give out as he fought the temptation to bend Jeongguk over right then and there and fuck the living lights out of him.

He took a deep breath and walked towards and past Jeongguk. Jeongguk was obviously dumbfounded. Jeongguk in lingerie was Taehyung's weakness. They had found out that it was one of Taehyung's biggest kinks during their time in Paris.

Taehyung went straight to the door and locked it. Then he took careful steps towards Jeongguk.

When he reached his husband, he knelt in front of him. Taehyung looked up at Jeongguk who stared back at him with those huge Bambi eyes of his. Taehyung's hands travelled up from Jeongguk's knees, over his thighs and paused over the waistband of his pants. While keeping Taehyung's eyes on the other's, he yanked down Jeongguk's pants.

The pink lace panties were beautifully covering his nether regions. But they did a poor job in concealing Jeongguk's pretty cock that was already hard and leaking. Taehyung licked his lips as he brushed his index finger over the pink tip, making Jeongguk whimper.

"You've behaved very badly today, hmm?" Taehyung said in a low voice.

"Yes" Jeongguk whispered.

"I didn't hear you"

"Yes, daddy"

Taehyung hummed. "And what should I do with you, baby? What do naughty boys deserve?"


"Exactly" Taehyung said and squeeze Jeongguk's cock, making the younger buckle his hips up and whimper.

"Take that top off. You know what to do" Taehyung said as he stood up. He went to his office chair and sat on its edge. Jeongguk turned around and started taking his shirt off. He then took off his boots. He was about to take off his necktie but... "Keep that on"

Jeongguk stood before Taehyung's desk, with all his naked glory, except the thin lace covering his cock. He looked delicate. The way his pink nipples had risen in attention and the way his torso narrowed at his waist, forming a perfect curve and the way his flat, toned stomach lead to the most adorable cock was simply angelic. Jeongguk looked angelic. The light pink of the panties was a fine contrast against the paleness of his skin. He had waxed, Taehyung could see, making him look more feminine and beautiful than ever.

Jeongguk knew what he had to do. This had happened many times during their time together. Jeongguk always misbehaved. He loved doing things Taehyung told him not to. He loved getting punished.

Jeongguk walked around the desk and stood in front of Taehyung who looked him up and down.

"Go on" Taehyung urged.

Jeongguk didn't need to be told twice. He bent over Taehyung's thighs, chest against his pressed trousers and he pressed forward until his hips are up against his calf. Jeongguk's knees were digging into the cool floor and his ass sticking out in open.

“Good boy" Taehyung groaned as his palm caressed the plush flesh of his ass. "Ready?"

"Yes, daddy"

"Count or we'll be restarting"


Taehyung raised his hand and brought it down. A loud slap echoed through the office.


Taehyung's hand stung but it didn't matter. A red spot in the shape of a hand was beginning to blossom on Jeongguk's left cheek.

Another loud slap echoed throughout the room. "Two" Taehyung was glad that the building was soundproof.

By the time Jeongguk whimpered out "Ten" he was a crying mess.

Taehyung raised Jeongguk to a standing position after he rubbed his ass, massaging it while muttering praises. Jeongguk sat on his lap afterwards and wrapped his arms around Taehyung's neck like a koala bear.

"Baby" Taehyung whispered as he rubbed the smaller boy's back. "You're so good for me. So pretty"

Jeongguk looked at him and he wiped the tears off his face. Taehyung kissed Jeongguk. He pressed his tongue against the seam of his lips and Jeongguk granted access. Taehyung delved inside his husband's mouth. Their teeth crashed and their mouths moved on top of each other sloppily and Jeongguk moaned.

"Fuck me daddy" Jeongguk gasped between kisses.

Taehyung drew away and looked deep into the other's eyes. The myriad galaxies in his eyes swirled with emotion. The dark abyss was filled with lust and need. Taehyung suddenly flashed back to the day of their wedding. That beautiful moment when Jeongguk and Taehyung stood on the wedding aisle, wearing identical black and white wedding suits, hands clasped together and looking at each other as they smiled with pure joy clouded his mind. He remembered looking into Jeongguk's eyes and seeing the stars that he never got bored of looking at. He had promised himself to discover all the constellations in his soon-to-be husband's eyes for the rest of his life.

Now three years after, Jeongguk still looked at him with the same look he had when they first made love. And Taehyung looked at Jeongguk like he was the biggest miracle that had ever happened to him.

"Fuck you, yes" Taehyung growled, adrenaline and arousal burning in his veins. "Bend over"

Jeongguk bent over Taehyung's office table. Taehyung stood up behind him and did quick work of taking his pants off. He fished the table's drawers and found a packet of lube, which he kept for emergencies like these.

Taehyung slowly took off Jeongguk's panties. The red handprint on his ass was beautiful. He quickly leaned down to press a kiss there.

He squeezed some lube into his fingers and slowly pushed one inside. It had been a few days since they had last had sex. He thrust the digit a few times in and out of Jeongguk and then added another. Soon, he was fucking Jeongguk with three fingers. Jeongguk moaned as he rocked back and forth as Taehyung slammed into him.

"Put it in now" Jeongguk whined.

"Impatient, are we?" Taehyung growled. "You aren't in charge here, doll"

"Sorry daddy" Jeongguk moaned out.

Taehyung removed his fingers from Jeongguk's wetness making the younger gasp. Taehyung did quick work of lubing his cock up, hand stroking up and down a few times and a groan escaping him in the process.

Taehyung entered Jeongguk. The younger gasped and moaned as Taehyung's thick cock stretched him out completely. Jeongguk could never get used to Taehyung's size. Taehyung kept pushing in slowly until he bottomed out. Both males were gasping for breath by the time he bottomed out.

"Mmmhmm...yeah move," Jeongguk said after a while.

Taehyung obliged. He started off with slow, shallow thrusts but he couldn't help himself. The feeling of being inside of Jeongguk felt like a new kind of exhilaration, despite having had sex myriad times.

"So fucking tight, baby" Taehyung groaned.

Jeongguk moaned in response. The CEO had his eyes shut tight, hands gripping the edges of Taehyung's ebony table as his husband fucked him ruthlessly from behind. A string of profanities left Jeongguk's mouth, his cock dripping cum onto the marble floor.

Taehyung held the younger by his waist to keep him in place as he snapped his hips at an inhuman speed, searching for euphoria.

"Fuck, princess" Taehyung groaned as he felt his climax approaching.

"Ah! Daddy!" Jeongguk was almost screaming.

"Baby" Taehyung rasped.

"I'm...g-gonna" Jeongguk whimpered out.

Taehyung reached to the front and started stroking Jeongguk. Soon, Jeongguk came on Taehyung's hand. Taehyung's thrusts become less precise, moans escaping him as he chased his own high. A few thrusts later, he was cumming into Jeongguk, eyes rolling to the back of his head and a long groan of satisfaction leaving his throat.

Taehyung cleaned up after dressing Jeongguk up because his husband was too tired to do anything. When he was done and there was no trace of what took place in Taehyung's office not ten minutes ago, the two walked out to head home.

Jeongguk stood in front of the large mirror of his and Taehyung's bedroom. It was late in the evening and in an hour or so the sun would set. Jeongguk observed himself in the mirror as he applied chapstick. He smacked his lips together when he was done.

He saw Taehyung approach him from behind, dressed in a dark blue suit. He looked extremely handsome and he always managed to leave Jeongguk breathless from his beauty.

"You look hot as fuck' Taehyung said, smiling at his husband. Jeongguk was also dressed in a navy blue suit but a different design. The two husbands were going to attend the annual gathering of Businessmen of Korea. It was basically a party that's being held at the beginning of every year.

"So do you" Jeongguk said, smirking.

"What flavour is that chapstick?" Taehyung asked, stepping near Jeongguk.

"Peach, I think," Jeongguk said, turning chapstick in his hand.

Jeongguk was about to ask Taehyung if he wanted some when he kissed him. It was sudden but Jeongguk quickly closed his eyes. One of Taehyung's hands cupped his cheek as they kissed. When Taehyung pulled away, Jeongguk was still at bliss.

"Yep" Taehyung said, licking his lips. "Definitely peach"


Taehyung pecked his lips again. "Let's go now, love. Or we'll be late. Don't want them waiting for us now, do we?"

The party was crowded with men and women of business, wearing pressed suits and dresses of different expensive brands who talked with high voices while they sipped their frizzy Champaign.

Taehyung and Jeongguk sat at one of the tables and sipped their wine in silence, enjoying the scenery around them. The party was in a meadow and fortunately, there was no trace of rain in the sky.

"Want to take a walk?" Taehyung asked, holding his hand out for Jeongguk.

Jeongguk nodded, lacing his fingers with his husband's. They started walking hand in hand towards the vast greenery. The meadow was a glorious expanse of flowers and grass, beautiful, even in the dying light of the sun. The vast heavens were a painting of pinks and purples and oranges, like one of Van Gogh's or Da Vinci's. A chef-d'oeuvre. The clouds were painted gold. Jeongguk looked around him, dark orbs overflowing with amusement. He was amazed, at how the dying sun managed to paint such a masterpiece in her last minutes.

He remembered coming here for the first time twenty-three years ago. He'd been amused to see the beauty of the landscape, Mother Nature sighing with bubbling joy as spring has arrived. He didn't have a memory of detail. But he did remember a boy with hair as golden as the sun rays and a smile that could light up the world.

He looked at that same boy who held his hand now. He looked ethereal. His blond hair shone golden in the dying light and so did his face. They were strangers twenty-three years ago but now they were husbands. They've gone through hell together and experienced heaven together.

They were inseparable, despite everyone and everything wanting them apart. Their love had been strong enough for them to push past all barriers. And now they were the emperors of the biggest company in South Korea.

They had walked to the middle of the meadow and before them was a fountain. It was the same as Jeongguk remembered. He'd seen it for twenty-three years straight, every time he came to the gathering. Water bubbled from it ever so cheerfully like a symphony.

Jeongguk took a deep breath, the pollen-rich air making his senses tingle with joy.

"Every year after we met here I used to come here at this party" Taehyung said. "I hated you, because I was told I should. But I sat here, that day of every year and see if you'd come by. But with every passing year I realized you will never come"

"My parents didn't let me wander off after that day" Jeongguk said. "They were so neck-deep into this rivalry that they couldn't even see what horizons the companies could see if they merge"

"True" Taehyung took a deep breath and turned to face Jeongguk. They had reached the fountain. "Maybe I hated you but I've always loved you. And I think I will for the rest of my life. I will protect you at all costs"

Jeongguk giggled. "Don't tell me you're proposing to me again! Taehyung we're married! For three years!"

"I know but can't I just remind you how much I love you?"

"Yes but still!" Jeongguk said.

"Still what?"

"You're making me blush" Jeongguk muttered.

Taehyung laughed, cupping the younger's cheeks. They were surrounded by darkness now, the sun had given out the last bit of light to their side of the world. The fairy lights that decorated the trees around them and the fountain made the scenery look so romantic.

"You're adorable. Thank you for making me happy all the time. You complete me"

"Stop being so cheesy! I love you too!" Jeongguk giggled.

Taehyung grinned at him. He took both of Jeongguk's hands in his and pressed a kiss to his knuckles. Jeongguk couldn't help the widest smile forcing his lips apart, bunny teeth full-on display.

Every passing day, his happiness only increased. Every day he felt like he belonged with Taehyung more and more. They were each other's saviours and heroes. They were best friends and soulmates. They were lovers and husbands. They were everything each other wanted and needed, mustered up in one person.

Every day was like a sunny day when he was with Taehyung. Every moment together was a different stage of euphoria.

Above them in the dark abyss of secrets and darkness, stars twinkled. Light has always been stronger than darkness. It had the ability to cut through the darkness and gleam. But without darkness, there wouldn't be light. Without hatred, there wouldn't be love.

Jeongguk averted his gaze to the dark heavens. Some stars twinkled with little light, some bright. They twinkled in their own way, but were beautiful nonetheless.

"Orion" Jeongguk said, seeing the constellation of the huntsman above them. Over the course of three years, in the endless days they've spent on the rooftop of their apartment, drinking coffee or getting drunk or even making love on rare occasions, Jeongguk had come to learn almost every constellation in the sky. Taehyung was persistent in teaching Jeongguk because he had a passion for stargazing. Jeongguk too has come to love the stars.

"You" Taehyung said.


"The stars in your eyes are more mystic than the stars above"

Jeongguk giggled. "We've been married for three years. You can stop flirting now!"

"I'm just stating facts" Taehyung sighed, "I guess everything happens for good"

"What do you mean?"

"If we didn't hate each other and were just sons of two companies who were just allies, we'd never even have considered having sex" Taehyung said. "I think the exhilaration of doing something so forbidden drove us to be so obsessed with each other and then eventually fall in love"

"You're right" Jeongguk said. Taehyung always was. Taehyung was witty. Maybe that was another reason The Jeons used to hate the Kims.

"I'm glad that we met each other here first, before our parents told us about each other and all the ways we should hate each other" Jeongguk said. "I'm glad we became friends"

"We went from being friends to enemies and then to lovers and then husbands" Taehyung was grinning. "Epic"

"Someone should write a book about us" Jeongguk said.

Taehyung laughed. "I don't know what I did to deserve you. You're fucking precious I swear"

Jeongguk giggled. "So are you, my Taehyung. The bestest"

"That word doesn't exist"

"It does now"

"Fuck let me kiss you. I want to kiss you forever" Taehyung said, pulling Jeongguk towards himself.

"You can" Jeongguk said. "You will"

"Oh yes I will" Taehyung kissed Jeongguk. His cherry lips melted against Taehyung and they were riding yet another euphoria.

The stars smiled down at them. The million and trillions of stars held proof of everything that happened between the two boys in love. The moon appeared behind a curtain of clouds and drowned the green scape in silvery moonlight. But the two men in love shone the brightest. And everything was perfect because they worked hard to achieve that level of perfection.

Life isn't a fairy tale unless you make it so. After all, Taehyung and Jeongguk's love was so strong that they were able to hurdle through barricades together and triumph themselves in a happy ending they deserved.