Leather Jackets (Chapter 4)
This is the third time Jimin has thrown up and he feels Jungkook pat his back. Jimin sits back on the toilet floor and Jungkook offers him a glass of water. Jimin takes it taking small sips.
“I shouldn’t have been drinking,”
“I guess it’s my fault,” Jungkook says biting his lip. “I let you drink so much”
“My head hurts,” Jimin says.
“That’s just hangover,” Jungkook says. “That happens when you get drunk”
“Why do people get drunk then?” Jimin questions.
“Because it’s fun,” Jungkook says.
“I think I am done here,” Jimin says and Jungkook stands up offering Jimin her hand taking him to the bedroom.
“Are you going out to Uni and work today?”
“I don’t think so,” Jimin says.
“It’s fine it’s just one day,” Jungkook says sensing that Jimin doesn’t like missing Uni or work.
Jimin just nods.
“You must be hungry,” Jungkook says. “What should I get you?”
“Nothing, I am okay,” Jimin says.
“Come on I’ll make you soup or something,” Jungkook says.
“I told you I’m fine,” Jimin says. “Just make me some coffee”
“Okay,” Jungkook says as he goes into the kitchen. He comes back a few minutes later with two steaming cups of coffees in his hands.
“Here you go,” Jungkook says handing Jimin his coffee.
Jimin sips it and he feels better already.
“Thank you,” Jimin says kissing Jungkook’s nose.
Jungkook smiles as he wraps his around Jimin and Jimin leans in resting his head on Jungkook’s shoulder.
“Do you have work today?”
“Yeah, but I am gonna stay here with you,”
“Shush the hyungs can manage without me for a day,” Jungkook says.
“All right,” Jimin says.
Jungkook just smiles playing with Jimin’s hair and kissing his head and Jimin sips his coffee in peace until their mugs are empty and Jungkook gets up to keep them in the kitchen.
“Now that we have the whole day to ourselves, what do you wanna do?” Jungkook says.
“Get to know each other better,” Jimin suggests in a hope to know the many secrets that Jungkook still hides from him.
Jungkook’s face turns into a frown.
“What do you wanna know?” he asks and Jimin takes Jungkook’s hands and rubs circles on his palms.
“Where is your family?” Jimin asks thinking that it’s better if he just says what he wishes to know instead of dragging the whole thing.
Immediately Jungkook moves his hands away and Jimin senses that he probably shouldn’t have asked him about them.
“Why do you wanna know about them?” Jungkook asks.
“I just do,” Jimin says. “I wanna know why you never talk about them”
“I hate them,” Jungkook says and he looks as if he is close to tears.
Jimin immediately proceeds to wrap his arms around Jungkook.
“I’m sorry it’s okay if you don’t want to talk about them,” he says.
“They were abusive,” Jungkook quietly whispers. “They used to hit me with everything they could find”
Jimin runs his hand through Jungkook’s hair as Jungkook continues.
“I would have bruises and people would ask questions, students, and teachers but I would lie and come up with excuses and soon it became a routine that no one asked questions anymore and I would endure the beatings silently”
“Once, I had to stay home for 2 weeks because my father fractured my leg”
Jimin’s grip tightens around Jungkook as if shielding him from those bad people.
“It got pretty bad as I grew up,” Jungkook said and now he was crying.
“It always puzzled me because I remember that they loved me when I was little or maybe I fabricated those memories to cope up with the abuse,” Jungkook says.
“I would think that it was some kind of tough love technique and they loved me and it would stop one day but…but it never did,”
Jimin runs his hands on Jungkook’s back as he feels a tear or two trickling down his cheek.
“I finally left home when I was 15,” Jungkook says. “I couldn’t take it anymore”
There was a pause and Jimin hears Jungkook sniffing.
“I stayed on the streets until I met Yoongi hyung,” Jungkook says. “He took me in”
Jimin now understands why the elder is so protective of Yoongi.
“Hyung was only 19 at the time and he had been dealing for over 3 years,” Jungkook says. “He told me I could stay there for as long as I wanted. He brought me clothes and cooked food and then I met the rest of them Taehyung hyung, Yugyeom and everyone else and they were all dealers and made good money and they all treated me like a younger brother of some sort”
“Yoongi hyung didn’t want me to deal but I didn’t want to become dependent on him. So he would let me but only when I was with someone, he worried about me more than anyone ever did,” Jungkook says.
“And after I started making money I moved out,” Jungkook says before he breaks away from Jimin’s hug and looks up at Jimin. His eyes are red and puffy and Jimin’s heart breaks even more.
“So, now you know why I never talk about my parents,” he says.
“I am sorry Jungkook,”
“It’s not your fault that they were shit,” Jungkook says.
Jimin hugs Jungkook again.
“Nobody deserved that but it’s okay now because you have me and your hyungs and neither of them are gonna let anyone lay a finger on you,” Jimin says.
“I am so lucky to have met you,” Jungkook says. “I love you”
“I love you more,” Jimin says kissing the top of Jungkook’s head before they break away and Jungkook kisses the palm of Jimin’s hand rubbing circles into them.
“Can I ask you something too?”
“Where’s your dad?”
“I don’t know,” Jimin answers. “I have never seen him”
“Is he dead?” Jungkook says.
“Probably,” Jimin answers. “He was abusive towards my mom and kicked her out when I was still a baby”
‘She bought this house from the money her father left her and then raised me all on her own”
“I am sorry,”
“I am glad I never got to see that monster of a man,” Jimin says.
“So I guess we don’t have the best back stories where everything is fine and dandy,”
“I guess not,”
“It’s okay though because now that I have you I know I’ll be fine,”
“Me too,” Jimin says.
Jungkook smiles and then leans in for a kiss so Jimin connects their lips his hands on Jungkook’s face and Jungkook’s around his neck and Jimin wishes he could freeze this for life.
Their beautiful moment is interrupted by the loud growl of Jungkook’s stomach.
“Can we get pizza?” Jungkook asks.
“Sure,” Jimin says.
Jungkook grins as he grabs the phone calling a pizzeria and Jimin leaves and decides to take a quick shower not that he feels much better and his headache is all gone.
When Jimin returns he finds that the pizza has already been delivered and it’s sitting on their coffee table and Jungkook is lighting candles in a mason jar.
“Kookie what are you doing?”
“Lighting candles so we can have a romantic lunch,” Jungkook says making Jimin roll his eyes as he sits down and Jungkook takes a slice feeding Jimin who takes a big bite and Jungkook does the same.
“For someone who is all tough you sure can be very cheesy, Jeon Jungkook,”
“Only for you,” Jungkook says.
Jimin smiles and Jungkook smiles back as they finish their meal of pizzas and Jungkook clears up the table without Jimin having to tell him which rarely ever happens and then he offers to do the laundry too but Jimin doesn’t let him simply because he just doesn’t trust Jungkook with tasks like that.
It’s afternoon and Jimin is snuggled up with Jungkook on the sofa as they watch a movie and even though Jimin has piles of homework and revision left to do he decides that one movie isn’t gonna hurt so he is watching a movie that Jungkook has picked up. It’s called Grease and Jimin loves it.
“You have a great taste in movies too,” Jimin says.
“True but I have the best taste in men,” Jungkook says making Jimin blush and Jungkook pecks Jimin’s cheeks before moving him over so that he is now sitting on Jungkook’s lap. Jimin is skinny and short as compared to Jungkook so Jungkook easily picks me up like Jimin is made up of air.
Jimin leans back onto Jungkook’s chest and watches the rest of the movie until the movie is finally over and it’s late in the evening so Jimin decides that he better get some studying done and thankfully Jungkook agrees to not disturb and leaves Jimin alone in the bedroom. For the next three hours, Jimin is poring over his notes because finals aren’t too far away and he feels like he is very under prepared for the whole thing.
A knock on the door distracts Jimin. He opens the door to find Jungkook standing there with a mug in his hand.
“You were in there for like three hours,” Jungkook explains. “Thought I should get you some coffee”
“Thank you Kookie,”
“You’re welcome babe,”
Jimin sips the warm liquid and instantly feels relief spread through his fingertips.
“Are you done studying?” Jungkook asks.
“For now, yeah,” Jimin answers Jungkook.
“Well, do you wanna go star gazing?” Jungkook says. “It’ll be fun and I even packed sandwiches”
“All right then,”
“Yay,” Jungkook says excitedly as he hugs Jimin. “Come on change up”
Jimin nods as he goes inside the bedroom to find something to wear that keeps him warm.
He ends up wearing blue washed out jeans and a T-shirt with a black sweater over it.
Jungkook is dressed up too like he always is in his leather jacket and a graphic tee with his extremely skinny black jeans that makes his body look sinful and Jimin looks away immediately.
Jungkook puts on his boots and watches as Jimin puts on his worn out sneakers.
“Your sneakers….,” Jungkook begins.
“They are fine, trust me,” Jimin smiles as he stands up and moves around. “Super comfortable”
He is lying because he doesn’t want to waste money and also doesn’t want Jungkook to buy them for him because he already does that a lot and Jimin feels incredibly guilty but Jungkook is stubborn.
Jungkook grabs Jimin’s hands and they leave the house locking the door before they get into Jungkook’s blue truck and Jungkook immediately puts The Smiths on and Jimin sits back closing his eyes and just listening to the music.
Jungkook is driving and Jimin holds his free hands in his and Jungkook smiles as they sit hands linked enjoying the music.
When they are finally at the same spot of the little hill Jungkook rushes to open Jimin’s car door for him and Jimin gets out of it watching as the sky looked as beautiful as ever.
“Come on get in the back,” Jungkook says.
Jimin follows him as they sit in the back of the truck and Jungkook pulls out a warm blanket putting it over both of them as they watch the stars and listen to music for a good amount of time when Jungkook taps Jimin’s shoulders who seems lost in the stars.
Jimin nods as Jungkook sits up and takes out a little picnic basket.
He takes the sandwiches and gives one to Jimin before taking one himself and opens a can of beer.
“You want some?”
Jimin instantly shakes his head no.
Jimin shakes his head again.
“Not even a sip?” Jungkook asks.
“All right, give me some,”
Jungkook chuckles handing a can to Jimin who opens it and takes a small sip. It’s bitter but it somehow feels good against his throat so Jimin sips again before drinking it like he drinks water. Sure, it isn’t the best-tasting thing in the world but it feels good.
Jungkook grins at him. He has already finished his can and sandwiches and is now lighting a cigarette.
Jungkook takes a small puff and lets out the smoke as Jimin watches.
“You wanna try?” Jungkook asks.
Jimin associates cigarettes with disappointment, cancer, death and all things bad but there is a tiny part of him who wants to break the rules and try new things even though he is scared.
But he trusts Jungkook and knows that Jungkook won’t hurt him so he just nods a little. Jungkook hands Jimin the cigarette and Jimin clutches it between his index and middle finger shakily.
He connects the cigarettes to his lips and looks over at Jungkook like he is waiting for some instruction.
“Suck the air,” Jungkook says and Jimin does and he feels the smoke as he inhales and starts coughing a lot immediately.
Jungkook takes the cigarette from Jimin’s hand and pats his back.
Jimin finally stops coughing but he feels awkward.
“That was worse than alcohol,”
“You get used to it,” Jungkook says as he re-attaches the cigarette to his lip and it dangles from the corner of his mouth the other side of his mouth stretching into a lopsided smirk and Jimin remembers that he would always see Jungkook like that around the diner and the memories come flooding.
“I am sure I don’t want to get used,” Jimin says deciding that he is never gonna smoke again.
Jungkook finishes his cigarette and packs up the little picnic box keeping it aside.
“Isn’t this just perfect?” Jungkook asks.
“Yeah, it is,” Jimin says.
Jungkook smiles kissing Jimin and the kiss very quickly turns into a passionate one as Jimin feels his mouth being explored by Jungkook’s tongue and his teeth biting on Jimin’s lips leaving them red and puffy for the next day.
Jimin feels Jungkook’s hands on his waist and now he is on Jungkook’s lap kissing him. Jungkook’s hands move from Jimin’s waist to beneath his shirt and his cold hands brush over Jimin’s nipples making Jimin moan into his mouth which encourages Jungkook even more.
He has his hands on the hem of Jimin’s sweater as he pulls them off along with Jimin’s shirt and moves on to kissing his neck nibbling and biting here as he moves downward exploring every inch of Jimin’s torso and Jimin is left a moaning mess under Jungkook’s touch and mouth and he worries that someone will catch them.
Suddenly Jimin feels Jungkook’s hands on the button of his jeans and that’s when Jimin finally comes to his senses stopping Jungkook.
“No,” he says.
Jungkook stops looking up at Jimin.
“We can’t do it here,”
“Because this is out in the open and someone can see us,”
“But imagine making love under a night sky full of stars,
“I promise we can do it when we get back home,” Jimin says as he starts putting on his clothes and Jungkook stands up stepping outside and Jimin follows.
They get in and Jungkook drives while singing and Jimin listens because Jungkook has the most beautiful voice he has heard.
When they get back home both of them are too tired to even change before they ended up falling asleep in each other’s arms in the tiny bed.
Jimin’s life was like heaven now, so peaceful and he was so happy he was scared that something bad will happen and everything will be ruined.
He only hoped his suspicions won’t become a reality.