Jiyong is that friend that you fell for despite your best intentions.
However, you gave up having your feelings reciprocated by him a long time ago.
Every time you two would get close it felt as if he pulled back. Just so many
missed opportunities that you stopped hoping. That’s because for as far as he’s
come, Jiyong is still a shy string bean when it comes to someone he’s sincerely
interested in. When he falls for someone, this boy falls hard so he’s learned
to be cautious about who he shares his heart with.
And Jiyong is more observant than people give him credit
for. Trust that he makes a mental note of every time he should have confessed
or held or kissed you. It’s like his personal list of moments he’s going to
make up to you. And he will more than make it up to you in both big and small
ways because he likes a mixture of both.
Jiyong loves to spoil those he is closest with. He always
has a present for you when he gets back from tour. They’re mostly small things
and mostly impractical but they all go perfectly with your style so they’re
scattered around your apartment nonetheless. On occasion he brings back more
expensive things even though he knows you’ll say it’s too much. Truthfully,
seeing you get flustered about him spending so much is half of the enjoyment he
gets from it.
The day you realized that dating Jiyong meant you had access
to his closet was a game changer for your wardrobe. By that point you will have
witnessed countless private fashion shows that he’s put on for you to get your
opinion. You know which clothes have been forgotten in the recesses of his
closet. Eventually half of your clothes are his. Some of them you never remember
borrowing. It never occurs to you that Jiyong finds you wearing his clothes to
be adorable and sneaks things into your closet to complete the outfits.
Independence is key when it comes to dating Jiyong because
he’s just so busy. He’s a legitimate workaholic because he loves what he does. It
helps that he happens to be very good at what he does but he has the pressure
of a reputation to uphold. There will be times when that pressure gets to be
overwhelming and he barricades himself in the studio. It’s a comfort for him to
know that you won’t be beside yourself worrying about him. That you’ve got your
own life to live. Secretly though, you’ve enlisted Taeyang to text you with
updates on whether he’s eating and that he’s moved in the past 24 hours.
He is one that prefers public skinship to be minimal but
spontaneous. At parties for example, he shows his affection in smaller ways.
Always being near you (most likely brushing up against you), making sure your
champagne glass is full, and rescuing you from boring conversations.
“Jagi, I need to borrow you.”
*places hand on the small of your back and guides you away*
“What’s the matter?”
“Nothing,” he grins. “You just look beautiful
and I needed to kiss you.”
“What a coincidence. I’ve been needing to kiss you too.”
And in those moments, however brief they may be, he is
struck by the fact that he found someone that could love him so completely.