“Okay, Jagiya, let's find the perfect outfit for you,” Yoongi said as he led Ivy into the large store.
“I'm dead serious, Yoongi, you really don't have to do this at all,” Ivy said as she glanced around at the expensive looking store.
“Jagiya, stop. I know I don't have to but I'm going to and you're going to let me so shut it,” Yoongi replied with an eye roll as he approached a worker. “We need to find her an outfit that fits her being back stage at M Countdown.”
“What size should I be looking for?” The worker asked in return.
“As far as I know I'm a large or extra large in Korean sizes but I don't know anything more,” Ivy said with a light embarrassed chuckle.
“Don't worry, I'm sure I can find you something perfect,” The girl smiled brightly before moving to roam the racks for them.
“I know that you're strong and independent and that you can take care of yourself. I really do. I want to be able to do these things for you though. I want to do it because I care about you and because even if you decide that I'm not right for you, I want you to know that I'm happy to take care of you. I will always be here for you. I know that it seems crazy to care so much about you since I haven't known you for very long, but I've been a fan for a couple years now. I learned who you were and I loved every bit of it. When I met you it felt like fate but if I'm not right for you that's fine but I really want to be there for you in anyway that I can,” Yoongi's monologue was very heartfelt and Ivy couldn't help but smile. She could see in his face that it was very difficult for him to say and she really appreciated it. He may have been good at playing cheesy when it wasn't serious, but he definitely was not the type to let himself truly be mushy like that.
“Wait... You've been a fan for a couple years!? I thought you said you only watched a couple of the videos!? How many videos even have Korean subs!?” Ivy yelled backing up so she could stare at him wide eyed.
“Yeah... A couple of years. I didn't want to come off as weird or stalkery and... er... all of your videos have Korean subs... because I requested it from a translator friend...” Yoongi rubbed the back of his neck shyly as he answered her.
“YOU didn't want to come off stalkery!? I'm pretty sure that there are a lot of videos where I come off as the biggest stalker ever!” Ivy yelled as she covered her face and dropped down to a squat.
“Ani! You came off as a sweet fan who really cared. You're one of the few fans on that made it a point to respect our privacy and to ask your own fans to do the same. It was the sweetest thing I had ever actually heard,” Yoongi leaned down and pulled Ivy to her feet just in time for the worker to come back to them to lead them back to the dressing room.
The woman showed off the rack of outfits that she had picked out for Ivy but Yoongi turned the first half down. He said that since the concept for their new comeback was mature and sophisticated with a hint of sexy, that Ivy should match. Ivy could barely contain herself as he gave the little bit of insight into what their comeback would look like. As soon as Ivy brought herself back to the clothes in front of her, she was being shooed into a dressing room with about twelve different dresses.
“Why do I need to try all this on again?” Ivy said as she stepped out in an over the top sparkly gold high-low dress with tank style straps.
“Because I want you to look good, Jagiya,” Yoongi said as he shook his head, sending Ivy back into the dressing room.
“Don't you dare think I forgot where our conversation left off!” Ivy said as she quickly changed out of the gold monstrosity to a fluffy blue strapless ruffled mini dress.
“I don't doubt that you remember but I really wish that you wouldn't. It's not exactly something that I want you to worry about. I mean I'm not even sure why it bothers you,” Yoongi said as he caught sight of the ruffles before he did Ivy. “Next.”
“Well, I mean, it's more so that I'm embarrassed. I never thought that you would see those videos and honestly I thought that if you did that you wouldn't understand them. I know that I've put myself out there by putting the videos on the internet but I didn't think that this would ever be an outcome of it,” Ivy admitted before coming out in a beautiful black and white damask printed off the shoulder sundress.
“Well don't worry about that. I never thought you were anything other than charming and your videos have actually been a big comfort to me. Wow,” Yoongi couldn't even think of how to continue his thought when he looked up to see Ivy. She was absolutely breathtaking.
“A comfort? How could I have possibly been a comfort to you?” Ivy said as she looked up shyly at Yoongi.
“You have no idea the affect you have on people do you?” Yoongi asked as he stood to walk over to Ivy.
“What do you even mean by that? And why does everyone keep telling me that?” Ivy shook her head but Yoongi grabbed her face to make her face him.
“You have an amazing ability to make everyone around you feel better not only about the situation they're in but themselves in general. You make everyone you talk to feel like they're the only person in the world that matters to you and it is beautiful. You have helped me when no one else possibly could,” Yoongi said as he brought his lips to Ivy's forehead. “We'll take this dress and throw in anything with a similar style or pattern.”
The worker smiled over at the two and quickly dug through the rack to find similar items to take to the register while Ivy went to change. She quickly threw back on her close and took the dress with them up to the counter. She knew there was no fighting with Yoongi and that she would be taking all these clothes whether she liked it or not. As they exited the store Ivy finally remembered that she needed to tell Yoongi about her newest venture.
“Yoongi? I have something I have to tell you,” Ivy twiddled her thumbs in her lap as the limo began to pull away from the store.
“Jagiya, you can tell me anything, no matter what it is,” Yoongi responded as he reached over to turn Ivy's face towards his.
“Well, I've been officially cast on Running Man,” Ivy said as she tried to look down though Yoongi wouldn't let her.
“You've already told me that before remember?” Yoongi said with a chuckle.
“Well I'm not entirely sure how well you've thought this through. I will be working with Jong Kook on a regular basis and that means I won't be able to just go somewhere at the drop of a hat. I also have to find a company to join so they'll take up some of my time too. I don't think that you've really thought about it Yoongi,” Ivy said as she focused on Yoongi's eyes. She really did love his eyes, single double lid and all.
“I've thought about that, and I would never ask or expect you to not do something because of how I feel. I know that this is your job and I also know that you love your work. Not to mention that I know we're not exclusive. I want us to be but I know that you're not ready to make that decision yet and I'm willing to wait for you to be ready, but I want you to know that I'm here for you too,” Yoongi said as he began to rub his thumbs over Ivy's cheek. “Can we stop with these talks though? I'm starting to lose the bad boy image and I don't think I can live with myself if we keep going on like this.”
“You are the sweetest person I've ever met and I don't understand why you constantly feel the need to have a bad boy image. We all know that you're a softy,” Ivy chuckled as Yoongi leaned in and pressed a kiss to her lips.
“I don't act the way I do around you and the guys with anyone I'm not close to. So count yourself lucky that you get to see this corny Min Yoongi,” Ivy laughed at his response before pulling her face out of his hands.
“Yoongi. You could not possibly write the songs or lyrics that you write without knowing that you let people see this side of you all the time,” Ivy shook her head before continuing. “You have a knack for writing the most meaningful lyrics with the most touching melodies and you don't seem to understand that the fans know that it's your soul put to paper. I know that there are some fans that might misinterpret it but it's easy enough to see if you really look at it and listen. You've hurt so much in such a short amount of time on Earth and it hurts everything in my soul to know that. Whether or not we end up together, I love you and care for you and I will always want to make things better for you because you are one of my favorite people. You should let people in more often. You never know, they might actually be able to heal you.”
“And this is exactly what I was talking about earlier,” Yoongi chuckled as he pulled Ivy towards him to wrap his arms around her. “You really know how to make someone feel special.”
“You act like that's strictly my talent. I'm sure there are plenty of other people in the world that are actually better at it than me,” Ivy said with an eye roll.
“The only other people that I have ever seen that have the same kind of ability are Jimin and Jungkook. Sure the rest of the guys know how to help people but Hoseok is more focused on making the atmosphere light, Jin hyung can be a bit selfish at times, Namjoon is too focused on the things that go on inside his own head and the philosophy of why you feel the way you do, and Tae is just a bit on the strange side with how he deals with things. Even Jimin isn't as good at it as Jungkook because he doubts himself all the time. You and Jungkook are probably the best people at making someone their entire world when you talk to them,” Yoongi said with a sigh.
“I think you're forgetting yourself. I mean maybe with other people it's only if you know that they're not going to hurt you but do you know how long it took me to let people in? You have the same talent and yours stretches a much wider audience than mine does. Not that I'm complaining, I mean, I'm perfectly happy knowing that I've managed to touch one person's life and that person being you just makes it a million times better, but there are times that I kind of wish that I could do more for everyone,” Ivy said with a sigh that rivaled the rappers.
“You really are perfect, you know that?” Yoongi said before the limo pulled into the Hotel's parking lot. “Okay well I guess we have to end here for tonight. I'll text you though and I'll see you next week okay?”
“Okay. I'll see you next week,” Ivy stepped out of the limo and waved as it left before hearing a bellboy clear his throat behind her.
“What room am I taking these to?” He asked motioning to the cart filled with bags from her shopping trip with Yoongi.
“Oh don't worry about that I'll take them,” Ivy tried to fight but the bellboy insisted, saying that it was his job. When she finally relented she rode the elevator up to her room and once the bellboy had left she sprawled out on her bed. She replayed the night's conversation over and over in her head but she couldn't seem to understand what it was that Yoongi found so special about her. Before she knew it though, sleep had claimed her and she had sweet dreams of Yoongi holding her in his arms.