jhope/suga | pg-13 | ~725 words
Yoongi finds the perfect word
because of this and because i have zero self-control, obviously
Yoongi used to think Hoseok is so bright he’s practically sunshine. But lately he’s realized that it doesn’t fit. Hoseok isn’t the sun—there has to be something else that describes him better.
It hurts when you look at the sun for too long. You’re forced to close your eyes, because it gets too intense sometimes, but Hoseok, Hoseok is never too intense. He’s always just right—the perfect amount of joy. Yoongi never closes his eyes when looking at Hoseok. If anything, whenever he sees Hoseok, he ends up staring, because Hoseok is such a sight. Yoongi can look at him forever and die happy.
Maybe Hoseok is a breeze, thinks Yoongi as he watches Hoseok practicing the moves to Beautiful. He flows, easy and light, and Yoongi swears Hoseok is floating. If Yoongi were any better a dancer, he would have wished to be the one Hoseok dances with during the chorus. But right now, he’s content with just watching.
The music stops and Seokjin approaches Hoseok for help in their latest choreography, and Yoongi realizes that breeze isn’t good enough for Hoseok. How is he a breeze when the way he moves can shake the whole room (and, apparently, the insides of Yoongi’s chest, because his heart is beating so hard it could come out of his ribcage). Yoongi would call him a tornado, but people hate tornados.
Perhaps, Yoongi muses, Hoseok is summer. Everybody likes summer. Summer has breezes, but summer also has waves crashing hard on the shore. Summer is warm, just like Hoseok, and sometimes hot, (let’s pretend Yoongi doesn’t say this, but) just like Hoseok.
But days go by and summer passes, and Yoongi again realizes that no, summer isn’t quite right, either. Summer comes and goes, but Hoseok stays. Hoseok never walks away—he’s there when you want him, he’s there when you don’t. Hoseok is always around, and Yoongi doesn’t tell him enough how glad he is about it.
Taehyung does aegyo on the stage of their fansign, and Hoseok laughs, loud and beautiful, and Yoongi finds the perfect word.
Hoseok is music. Music flows, light and easy, but with the right beat, it smashes, fast and powerful. Music is sexy. Nobody hates music. It makes you feel things—it cheers you up and lifts your mood, and it’s always there when you need it. Music is endless. And unpredictable. Just like Hoseok.
"What were you thinking about?" Hoseok asks in between scrawls of signatures and silly fan services. Yoongi loves being at the end of the line next to Hoseok—if they’re lucky, Jimin and Taehyung and Seokjin are going to take forever with a fan and the line will get stuck and Yoongi gets that much more time to be alone with Hoseok. There are numerous cameras watching, but Yoongi will take what he can get.
"Mm?" Yoongi turns to Hoseok and smiles. Music is the exact word for Hoseok, he thinks. Perfect fit. "You," he answers finally, grinning because why not. It’s Hoseok.
Hoseok laughs, and his lips turn heart-shaped, and his eyes crescents, and Yoongi can’t breathe. Hoseok flings one arm around Yoongi’s shoulder and thank god for the fans’ uproar, because otherwise the sound of Yoongi’s heartbeat will probably echo inside the room. This is too close, Yoongi screams inside his head, but Hoseok doesn’t seem to agree, as he pulls Yoongi even closer, the sides of their faces almost touching. “You need to tell me more,” whispers Hoseok.
Later, Yoongi will browse through fantaken pictures and see how his face looks like when he stares at Hoseok, and Yoongi will think it’s ridiculous how obviously endeared he is by his bandmate. But for now he stares, at Hoseok’s pretty smile, at his pretty eyes and his prettily styled hair, and he lets himself lean into Hoseok’s side hug, a little too long, a lot too comfortable, promising “I will” with a love-struck smile.
Yoongi had never guessed that he’d like something as much as he likes music. But he steals a glance sideways and watches the way Hoseok interacts with fans, looking like sunshine and moving like a breeze, as refreshing as summer and as perfect as music. And maybe Yoongi really likes Hoseok, after all.