a/n; This is going to be a looonnng series, so be prepared. I didn’t come up with the idea though, it was @sugaforyou who gave me the Idea and even helped me out by picking a title and not to mentions the places we’d discussed, so this is also a shout out to @sugaforyou 💜 I hope you will like it because I’ m definitely having fun writing it.
“Traveling is about finding those things you never knew you were looking for”
After planning this trip to Europe for years, you never thought it was really happening until your best friend Min Yoongi showed up with a suitcase and plane tickets.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” you asked Yoongi as you were watching the tv in your living room and as he first closed his eyes, probably to think, it was one of his annoying habits but you endured it as usual and waited for him to say something. “I want to be an architect.” you rolled on your side to study him because this must be a joke right? He was always scribbling down words and rapping them, so this was really the last thing you thought he wanted to become.
“Because I love to make things and discover old things as well. I mean look at those buildings, they have so much history to them.” he gestured to the television and as you focused on the program you saw it was a traveling show. He had a point as you looked at the Eiffel Tower, it was awesome to see buildings like that but to become an architect just because of that didn’t seem reason enough to you. “But an architect, come on don’t you think you would be more suitable in the music world?” You looked at you and smiled. “I guess so but I don’t think my parents would support me.”
“I will though.” you sat up and reached for a music notebook, which was full of his scribbles. “Look, you are an amazing songwriter already, why don’t you try to see if they want to use your songs?”
“I’m only fifteen years old, I don’t think they want songs from me, maybe after a few years,” he flicked you gently against your forehead, which resulted in the two of you fighting, this was a normal routine for the two of you but it never got out of hand, okay it did one time but that was purely by accident, the thing was Yoongi had gotten stronger at one point and when he playfully hit me, he used more strength than normal and it resulted in you walking around with a blue cheek but after that he always held back. After a few minutes you were both completely out of breath and as you were watching the show again, you noticed a lot more places and they were all in Europe, that’s when a thought entered your head. “Yoongi, you know what we should do?”
“What?” you pointed at the tv and as he followed your finger he cocked his eyebrow and looked at the tv confused. “I want to do that.”
“Yes, but what is that exactly?”
“You want to travel?”
“Yes let’s do that.”
“But where? I mean we can travel through South Korea by train if you want.” You shook your head and playfully pushed him. “No not through South Korea babo, I mean go to Europe.”
“You want to go to Europe?” you nodded eagerly and waited for him to say something as he was clearly thinking about something. “Well don’t you want to?”
“It’s not that but how are we going to do that, we don’t have any money.”
“I’m not talking about now but when we’re both adults and have saved money.”
“I don’t know. I mean just the two of us?”
“Yeah why not, we’re like family.” he chuckled and ruffled your hair, which was annoying as it was already too warm and now he made it even worse. “Yah, don’t do that.”
“How can I just travel with you, you’re still a girl.” you shrugged because in your eyes that wasn’t important right now. You only wanted to see beautiful places and you wanted to do that with your best friend, which wasn’t that weird right? “We’re best friends right?”
“Then it shouldn’t be a problem right?”
“I guess not and we will do this when we are adult right?” you nodded again and looked at the tv again as they showed the coast of you think it was France and as Yoongi followed your gaze he suddenly smiled and sighed deeply. “Okay let’s do it.”
“Yes, do you want me to promise it?”
“That’s for the best, you never know.” you held out your pinky and as he entwined his pinky with yours, you almost couldn’t hide your excitement and as you both stamped it, you were already thinking of ways to save for this trip. You went out to look for part-time jobs the day after and the next two years you worked your but of and Yoongi eventually went to the underground scene to rap, it often broke your heart to see him so tired all the time but he was chasing his dreams but thanks to this you lost contact and you grew apart. You once bumped into him and was shocked to see him because the last time you saw him he still looked healthy but the person in front of you looked too skinny and when he met your eyes, you saw that he was embarrassed. “Min Yoongi?” You approached him slowly and he quickly put away the money that you saw him counting before. “Are you okay?” His expression hardened and that surprised you. “I’m doing fine, can’t you see that?!” You were taken aback by his harsh tone but you also knew that he did this because he was embarrassed. “Do you need help?”
“I don’t need any help.” He started to walk away but you quickly grabbed his arm and pulled him back. “Don’t give me that! Let’s go eat okay?”
“Look I don’t need your pity.”
“I just want to have dinner with a friend.” He knew there was no use in being stubborn so after he gave in, you ate in silence and after that, you never really saw him again and that promise you once made got shoved to the background but you never stopped saving not even when you started university to become a teacher.
13 July 2013
“Unni!” you turned around and watched how your best friend Sunhee came running excitingly with her phone in her hand. “What?” you had books in your hands as you had to study for your exams. “You have to check this out!:” she shoved the phone under your nose and pressed play. IT was definitely a male kpop group and you couldn’t help but smile because this girl was absolutely crazy over kpop groups. You didn’t really watch it but the music was good when you heard a familiar voice rapping. You immediately focused and your mouth dropped to the floor when you saw no other than Min Yoongi. “They’re good aren’t they?” you nodded absentmindedly because right now you couldn’t believe your eyes and ears because he did it. He finally did it and he even got into a kpop group the thing he never wanted but still, he was there looking like he was having a good time. “Yah, how are they called?”
“Oh, Bangtan Sonyeondan but BTS for short.” you nodded again and couldn’t help but smile, you felt proud and could finally feel at ease after that last encounter because you had been worried nonstop about him and that never went away even though you never spoke again. “What are their names?”
“Wait I will show you the beginning again because Rapmonster introduces everyone.”
“Rapmonster?” what kind of name was that. You even chuckled at it but shut up when you saw SunHee’s narrowed eyes. “Ahem, sorry about that.” This time you did pay attention. Rapmonster first introduced himself, then it was Jin, Jimin, Jhope, V. Then there was a little break and that’s when Yoongi appeared and to your surprise, Rapmonster introduced him as Suga and after Suga it was Jungkook. After the Mv was over you were still completely blown away and you knew they had gained a fan. “So what did you think?” “I think we should be fans together.” at that she hugged you and as they gained popularity you couldn’t help but feel proud and even after you graduated you continued to be their fan.
Two years later you still kept an eye on them and even owned a few sweaters and their albums, you never made a secret of it but as you started to teach you tried to keep it a secret but that failed miserably when your students had found out about it when they saw you waiting for your coffee. It had become a bit colder so you were wearing a BTS sweater and when you heard the word “teacher” you knew you were screwed and nowadays they all teased you about it but in a good way, it definitely brought you all together, which was a good thing especially as this was your second year as a teacher.
“Teacher, are you going to the BTS concert?” you blushed a bit when one of your students asked you but you couldn’t lie because you had tickets to see the show. “Hmm, yes I will be going.” the girls giggled and a few showed you their tickets as well. “We’re going to.” you stuck your thumb up and you couldn’t help but smile at this and as you walked home SunHee called you. “Unni, where are you?”
“I’m on my way home, why?”
“Oh, nothing but I’m just so excited, who would have thought we would still be fans after two years?” you chuckled because you had expected it from her. She always had a weak spot for male groups and that wasn’t going down anytime soon even if we were turning twenty-four in a few months.
“I will pick you up tomorrow, don’t worry.” you hung up and entered your house and as you put on water for a cup of tea, you couldn’t help but look through old pictures of Yoongi and you. It was funny to see pictures from more than ten years ago. You missed him lately but what could you do, it was not like you could just show up at his front door and asking if he wanted to go on a trip with me. It was not like he had time for that. You sighed as you looked at a picture of Yoongi and you in front of the travel agency. You actually looked so innocent but even though you still were, there was no way Yoongi still was. He had traveled all over the world without you, so why would he want to go on that trip and he probably doesn’t even remember that promise you made to each other. “It’s time to move on,” you mumbled as you poured the water in your cup.
The next day you picked up SunHee to see them in concert. You felt excited and as you took your seat you were happy that you had spent the extra money to see them up close, this way you didn;t have to struggle with the binoculars. “These seats are daebak, thank you Unnie.” SunHee hugged you and you chuckled at her fangirl modus, she completely forgot that she was turning twenty for in a few days. “Teacher!” you turned around and saw two of your students.
“Hi, are you girls excited?” they started to tell how excited they were but when the music started, they immediately started to scream, so you quickly turned your attention to the stage and within minutes the lights went out and when “Not Today” started to play even your best friend lost it. You were definitely having fun and as they started to walk around the stage you held your breath because Yoongi was at your side of the stage and even looked in your direction but he didn’t see you and even if he did, you did change. You just decided not to be offended and enjoyed the concert but at the final stage, where they started to “play” with the crowd he came back and this time you did lock eyes and his eyes had gotten big as he recognized you, he even pointed at you and you just waved and stuck your thumbs up. You couldn’t stay until the dome was empty but you did leave him a note and the picture you had found of the two of you in front of the agency and maybe he would respond.
With summer break came boredom as you didn’t have a place to go, You were happy you still lived at the same place as when you were younger because if you had moved to the big city you would definitely be bored and as you were hanging the laundry outside, you decided to see how much money you had saved because maybe you could go alone on that trip. You were craving to go exploring. Even though this was not too bad, because your mother came by every day to eat with you, it still didn’t satisfy you completely. You felt restless these days and you knew this was because you were done waiting. That night you had counted your money and felt proud about the amount you had saved until now and as you were looking through different travel sites, your doorbell rang. You looked at the clock and felt a bit uneasy when you noticed it was already past midnight and at first you didn’t really want to open the door when you heard the bell again. You got up and walked slowly to the door and as you unlocked the door, there was absolutely no sound, which freaked you out even more but you still opened it and was stunned when your eyes fell on no other than Min Yoongi, with a suitcase and plane tickets.
Hellllllo friends! I wanted to put together a list of all of the @taylorswift shows I have been fortunate enough to attend in my 8ish years as a fan. I’m so sorry this post is so long, I wanted to be thorough. I’m just gonna leave it here in the hopes that Ms. Taylor Swift decides to FINALLY lurk on my blog one day and comes across this :)))
FEARLESS WORLD TOUR- Newark, NJ. May 12, 2010.
This was my first Tour experience! I was a Sophomore in high school and had just become a fan after you released Fearless the previous year. As you can see, we had these super festive Tshirts made just for the occasion.