Jungkook rolled his eyes at Taehyung as he walked in circles around the empty desks.
"What are you doing? School is over, let’s go home."
"D-do you think Jimin likes me?" Taehyung asked, running up to Jungkook.
"I think the question here is, do YOU think Jimin likes you?" Jungkook asked.
"Well, he's said he loves me a bunch of time, but you know, he could be joking-"
"What about this morning when you came back from being sick? He hugged you, he even lifted you up, and said he missed you a lot."
"That's like, a friend thing, though right?" Taehyung starting biting his nails. Jungkook smacked his friend's hands to stop his horrible habit.
"Go home." Jungkook left the door and walked down the hall. Taehyung grabbed his bag and ran out the door, walking right into Jimin. Taehyung cursed at himself, getting up immediately, helping Jimin up.
"Tae!" Jimin screamed. "I-I mean- Tae, hello! Why are you in such a rush?"
"I don't like walking home alone, so I walk with Jungkook-" Taehyung looked at the end of the hall and saw a boy with maroon hair turn the corner. Taehyung cursed at Jungkook and turned to Jimin, who was caught staring. They both blushed and smiled at each other.
"I just finished clubs, you wanna... walk together?"
"Together? As in... alone together? Alone? Us? Together-?"
Jimin's response was only a small laugh and a nod. Taehyung smiled and was happy that Jungkook left without him. Regretting that later because Taehyung was clueless around Jimin and Jungkook would always talk for Taehyung. Their walk together was awkward, quiet, and full of glances but they appreciated the moment.
The next day Taehyung overslept and rushed to school, stealing someone's bike. Taehyung parked the bike. As soon as he ran to the front door, he saw a flash of red in front of him and crashed.
"Oh my god, I'm so sorry!" Jimin apologized, helping Taehyung and opening the door immediately after.
"We really need to stop running into each other!" Taehyung ran inside and thanked his best friend. As they ran beside each other, they told each other why they were late.
"I slept in, just a tiny bit..."
"And stole someone's bike?"
"I borrowed it, so it's not stealing." Taehyung immediately defended himself
"Well, I slept in too." Jimin opened the classroom door.
"You're so lucky you live close to the school." Taehyung playfully punched his friend's shoulder.
"You two are so close aren't ya? Coming in late, did you guys have a sleepover?" The teacher asked, tapping his pencil on his hands.
"Uh- no, just slept in late." Jimin excused.
"Uh huh," The teacher turned his back to the class. "just take your seats."
Coincidence? Destiny? Who cares? Jimin was the first person he saw that morning and the first thing that popped into his head when he woke up in class. Everyone rolled their eyes and giggled because Taehyung kept saying Jimin’s name in his sleep. Taehyung looked behind him and saw Jimin covering his mouth, not knowing behind his hand was a huge smile.
Taehyung jumped across from Jimin during lunch, like every other day(and a better view of his face). Taehyung smiled at Jimin, who was oblivious, and started eating. Jimin's head suddenly slammed into the lunch tray. Taehyung froze then shook Jimin's shoulder, slapping his cheeks until Jimin woke up.
"How much did you sleep last night? I slept for 7 hours..." Taehyung asked, giving him napkins for his face.
"I slept for 4 hours?" Jimin smiled, shrugging his shoulders and rubbing the food off.
Taehyung sighed. "You can sleep, I'll wake you up when I'm done eating and we'll get back to class."
"Thanks TaeTae~" Jimin smiled and went to sleep soon after.
Students walked by, talking about Jimin and Taehyung because they could not whisper.
"Wouldn't they be cute together?""They'd so a great couple.""It's like, just marry each other already.""They're in a relationship right?"
Taehyung's face redden every second. He looked at his best friend. Jimin? Noooo, he's sure Jimin doesn't like him that kind of way. Well... Taehyung slapped his cheeks and looked at Jimin’s eyes, his nose, his lips. He kept staring at the lips until Jungkook slid beside him and asked, "Are your cheeks glued to your face or something?"
"Super glue." Taehyung answered with no hesitation. Jungkook rolled his eyes.
"You know people ship you guys, right?"
"Where a person ship two people together as a couple."
"L-like, sexually or-"
"Some people do but-"
"Ohmygodohmygod," Taehyung looked back at Jimin's arms and the little crack between his chest and his shirt. Taehyung screamed inside, screaming at Jungkook, screaming at Jimin.
"What the fuck, dude, calm down-"
"HHHMMMAARRGGHHH, JUNGKOOK I'M NOT OKAY MAN," Taehyung lowered his voice. "Why did I have to like him? This is so frustrating-"
"Are you like... sexually frustrated...?" Jungkook slid away from Taehyung.
"I-I DONT THINK SO," Everyone looked at Taehyung as he buried his face in his arms. "I don't know but, I just think Jimin is very cute and deserves kisses and hugs, that's all."
As soon as Taehyung hopped away, Jimin woke up asking where Taehyung went. Instincts? Whoa. Jungkook wanted those kind of instincts, just to know if Jiyong was ever gonna come by him and say hi.
"He... went to cool off," But did Jimin just really sleep through that whole confession time? "I think you guys should date."
"He doesn’t like me though," Jimin frowned. "I-I've never asked him or told him, but I got a feeling he doesn't like me that kind of way."
"He was just sexually frustrated a second ago, how did you sleep through that?" Jimin raised his brows, his ears turning red.
"In past sleepovers, Taehyung would shout at the TV screen while watching anime and I learned how to sleep through it." Jimin shrugged.
"Just ask him if he likes anyone and if he says yes, kill that person."
"What the hell?" Jimin smacked Jungkook’s arm.
"Nahhh, I'm kidding." Jungkook laughed. "Just ask him out, smoothly. Use a pickup line or something."
"I don't know? Like..." Jungkook lunged at Jimin. "Feel my shirt."
"Okay..." Jimin rubbed his fingers on Jungkook's shirt.
"You know what material it is?"
"Boyfriend material." Jungkook winked and sat back down before Taehyung came back with a nosebleed. Jungkook and Taehyung looked at each other.
Jungkook tilted his head and scrunched his face. Did you think about fucking Jimin? Taehyung nodded. I regret everything.
Jimin set up a study date in the library with Taehyung and prepared about 20 pickup lines. He tried dressing nicer than usual and no snapbacks & beanies. When Taehyung arrived, he looked so much better than Jimin, he looked like he was going to a date in 5 minutes. Taehyung also wore a beanies and Jimin hated when he wore beanies because he looked so fluffy and huggable.
Jimin waved his hand and Taehyung noticed, but he didn’t noticed Jimin staring at his lips. Taehyung doodled over his notebook and Jimin helped him decorate his drawings. A few hours past by and they barely studied for anything. Jimin tried focusing but his only distraction was Taehyung and for Taehyung it was the Jimin. Jimin sighed and prepared his pickup line. Before he could say anything, Taehyung looked up and asked, “Yes?”
“Do you know what material this is?” Jimin asked.
“Boyfriend material.” Jimin smiled. He was about to wink but bailed on that last minute.
“Did you just flirt with me?” Taehyung’s face flushed with pink.
“I’m sorry- I was just testing that out- like- maybe- maybe I could-” Jimin looked at Taehyung who was smiling from ear to ear.
“It’s okay bro.”
Try two, Jimin was getting books while Taehyung studied by himself. When he came back, he took a deep breath and said, “I’m so glad I brought my library card.”
“I’m glad too?” Taehyung raised his eyebrows.
“I’m so glad I brought my library card because I’m checking you out.” Jimin screamed inside, swinging his feet.
“I- err- I- um-” Taehyung buried his face in his hands. “Jiminnie, what are you doing?”
“I like you,” Jimin blurted. “I’m just kidding, haha- No I’m not- I mean- yeah.”
“Really?!” Taehyung slammed his hands against the table, shouting his words. “I mean- really?”
“Yeah- a lot- I like you a lot.” Jimin swung his feet more rapidly. “I like you more than I love anime. So, no, I don’t like you. I looooovvvveee you?”
Jimin didn’t notice but Taehyung has been screaming inside this whole time. When Jimin looked at Taehyung’s doodles, he finally noticed the two people he helped draw was him and Taehyung. Jimin started tapping his fingers.
“I love you too, Jiminnie.” Taehyung beamed.
As Taehyung and Jimin walked out the library, they held hands and stood close to each other where there was no personal space. “You got anymore pickup lines, Mr. Smooth?”
“Was your dad a thief because he put the stars in your eyes.”
“Kyaaa, I love you so much.” Taehyung hugged Jimin.
“I love you too.”