A Kim Namjoon/Rap Monster Mini-series
Summary: You meet a clumsy guy on the streets of Seoul, and it just so happens that he’s one of the nation’s most well-known idols….and he’s interested in you.
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32 Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36 Chapter 37 Chapter 38 (Final) Epilogue
He’d made a picnic.
This dominant and sexy, yet blushing and clumsy ball of pink fluff…had made a picnic.
Admittedly it was a raggedy blanket laid out on the shale ground with some take-out boxes spread out on it and around 5 large battery powered candles, but the fact that he’d actually gone to all of this effort- especially when you thought he saw the two of you as just as fling- meant you couldn’t help but cover your smile as you looked up at him, his face being slightly blurred where your eyes were watering from the breeze of the river- definitely not because you were almost crying at the gesture.
‘What do you think?’ he finally asks, when you dont make a move to say anything, his expression being nervous when you look up at him. You want to make a sarcastic comment, to tease him for being so dorky and adorable, but instead you step closer to him, reaching up to cup his cheeks with your hands and gently pressing your lips to his.
'Its…really sweet…thank you. No-one’s ever done anything like this for me before…’ you murmur, not thinking about what you were saying before you’ve said it, and you bite your lip as you look up at him, seeing him watching you speechlessly, before he slowly moves, pulling you over to the blanket and folding himself down onto it, holding your hand as you slip off your shoes and helping you down beside him.
'Clearly, I need to do more things like this, then. Rather than trying to get you into bed every night-’
'I mean, both would be preferable…’ you cut him off, grinning at him as he turns to look at you, the both of you collapsing into laughter against each other, before he reaches forward to uncover some tteokbokki, grinning when you inhale the smell of it deeply.
'I wasn’t sure how much you liked Korean food, so I got lots of different things…’ he says, as he uncovers what looked like some kind of Yangnyeom Tongdak, Jjajangmyeon, Kimbap and Japchae, as well as something that looked suspiciously like familiar fast-food fries and something else that appeared to be just rice.
'Did you get-’ you’re about to ask, when he begins to uncover a pot that had been left to the side and a smile grows on your face at the familiar sight of Kimchi.
'Is this what you’re looking for?’ he asks as he looks up to see your smile and grinning at you as you take the pot from his hands, picking up and snapping a pair of the disposable chopsticks and humming in contentment as you pop a piece in your mouth.
'You like Kimchi?’ he asks in surprise, picking up a piece of tteokbokki for himself and eating happily as he watches you sample each of the different things, moaning happily at each.
'Not always, the Kimchi back home is awful- but obviously it wasn’t authentic… this is amazing.’ you say, pointing the chopsticks at the pot you were holding and eating more, smiling to yourself as you raise your head to the sky and sigh happily.
'Can I ask you a question?’ he asks suddenly, bringing your attention back to him, so that you could see him where he’d shifted to a laid down position, propped up on one arm so that he could still eat.
'Fire away.’ you respond, crossing your legs and picking up a piece of the chicken as you wait for his question.
'Do you ever think about how big the world is?’
You pause in your chewing for a moment, glancing at him to see his eyes intent on your face before you continue to eat, swallowing your mouthful thickly and taking a sip of one of the steaming cups of ginger tea that he’d bought.
'I prefer not to…although sometimes I can’t help it.’ you murmur unsurely, your eyes that had been settled on the shoreline, moving to look at him as he sits up a little, his head cocked slightly as he regards you.
'What do you mean, you 'prefer not to’?’
You sigh as you place your chopsticks down, rubbing your hands up and down your arms as you think, Namjoon interpreting the move as you indicating that you were cold, and suddenly placing his suit jacket on your shoulder, smiling sweetly at you as he sits back beside you.
'Its…I guess its just because, whenever I do think about that kind of stuff…I get sad. I’m usually a bright, happy person, but its something about seeing all the impossibilities in the world, all the problems with it, the things that I cant change because of economics, or society or nature…I get sad, and then I struggle to be happy again.’ you say, becoming quieter as you trail off, grimacing slightly to yourself as you pull his jacket around you.
'Sorry, I tend to ramble…’ you say after a few moments of silence, taking a sip of the ginger tea and watching the way the moon glitters on the water, becoming more and more worried when he continues to say nothing.
'I…we can go…if you want to-’
'Do you really think that?’ he asks, his eyebrows creased as he turns his head to look at you, his eyes inspecting your face as you take in his expression.
'Uh…y-yeah…’ you murmur, not being able to take your eyes off of him as you see the light of the moon reflecting off of his skin, the reflection smooth unlike the rippling of the water, his eyes shining in the light as he watches you, his face suddenly getting closer and before you can question it, he’s pressing his lips softly to yours, the kiss feeling ghostly as his mouth barely brushes upon yours, all thoughts of how big the world was, flying out of your mind.
'Don’t be sad.’ he murmurs, the compassion in his tone surprising you slightly as he reaches a hand up to hold your neck, pressing his lips more forcefully against yours, his other arm coming out to hold you against him, pulling you into his warmth.
'The world is strong and beautiful.’ he murmurs as he breaks the kiss, leaning his forehead against yours, and you smile at the way his shoulders are hunched over so that he could match your height, 'And so are you…’
'Thank you. But, its okay…everyone has to be sad sometimes…’ you murmur running your thumb over his cheek as you look at him, shooting him a shy smile.
'But right now, you don’t have to be…because we’re sat by the most beautiful river in Seoul, surrounded by life- people living- being able to breath the air and see the stars in the night sky…and you’ve just had one of the best foods that humans ever created.’ he says, grinning at you as you chuckle, humming in agreement.
'So, even if there is bad in the world…you just have to look for the good in the bad.’ he whispers, kissing your cheek, before hugging you to him and you smile as you lay your head on his shoulder, both of you looking out over the river and the city lights shimmering on the water.
AU: That was a lot more philosophical than i intended :L