Three Simple Words
Jungkook x Reader
Valentine’s Day Fluff
The Golden Maknae. That is the name given to Jungkook not only by his fellow members, but by Bangtan’s millions of fans across the world. Singing, dancing, rapping; Jungkook is good at it all. But if there is one thing Jungkook isn’t good at, it’s talking to girls. Especially beautiful girls; like you. From the moment you entered the classroom of Jungkook’s high school your beauty instantaneously captivated him. Jungkook had always hated school, but ever since he laid eyes on you he woke up each day with a smile on his face knowing he would soon see yours. The fact that the teacher assigned you to sit next to him seemed like a blessing in his eyes because otherwise, he wouldn’t have mustered up the courage to ever speak to you.
The first few times Jungkook made attempts to speak to you did not play out like they did in his mind. Before he could speak a word, he’d rehearse his lines repeatedly as if he were the lead in a play. No matter how many times he practiced speaking to you, it seemed as if the moment he opened his mouth all of the vocabulary that once filled his brain vanished from existence until a tonguetied mess was all that remained.
As the school year dragged on, study sessions, projects, and the countless assignments created an excuse for him to talk to you until it became second nature. From schoolwork to regular outings just for fun, Jungkook had the opportunity to know the real you; the one who left her friends and family behind to build a new life in a foreign country, the one who throws her head back in boisterous laughter because everything is “just that funny,” the one who goes out of her way to pet every puppy she meets on the street, the one who knows how to make the most out of every second given on this earth. With every second in your company, Jungkook fell deeper and deeper in love.
As your relationship with Jungkook blossomed, all the shyness that once consumed him melted away in your presence. Despite your foreign exchange student status, your Korean was essentially perfect due to your prior studies and having spent the summer before the upcoming school year in your new home. Jungkook knew Korean was not your first language, yet the fact that you knew Korean so well comforted him in the sense that he did not have to speak English in front of you. Grasping a new language is never an easy task. With Bangtan’s activities taking place at an international scale it was crucial for each member to know a few phrases in different languages to show their respect for the support of international fans. However, Jungkook wasn’t confident enough in his English to speak to you just yet. He knew how hard you worked to learn a completely foreign language. He wanted to be able to communicate with you in a way that would show you he cared.
Valentine’s Day. It was the perfect opportunity for Jungkook to shower you with dozens of flowers, boxes of chocolates, and sparkling jewelry. But to him, expensive gifts seemed too typical for such a special day like today. Material gifts were not enough to capture Jungkook’s true sentiments. Besides, the practice seems all too vain for his liking. He needed something true, something authentic, something as perfect as the love he feels for you in his heart. But what?
You have been best friends with Jungkook long enough to be used to his unpredictable schemes. Every day with Jungkook was a new adventure. Although you knew him better than anyone before, you still never quite knew what he had prepared for the two of you. That’s why when you opened the door to find a single red rose placed on your doorstep you knew Jungkook was up to something. You picked up the rose and opened the small note that came attached.
“Papers, pencils, and tests galore
Meet me at the first place we met
There’s much more in store”
What are you up to now Jeon Jungkook? You grabbed your keys and coat as you rushed out into the frigid February afternoon. Starting the car, you waited a few minutes for the frost to melt off the windshield before making the trip to your old high school. The closer you got to your destination, the faster your heart began to race as your mind was sweeping with every possibility of what’s to come . As you walked into the school, the sound of your heels resonating through the empty hallways, you couldn’t help but feel as if time had stopped ticking after your graduation. You took in every last bit of nostalgia before entering your old homeroom. As you looked around at the worn out wooden desks your head became flooded with memories. Taking a step in, it was as if you could visualize the exact moment you first entered that room; the first time you saw Jungkook. The teacher had been in the middle of a lesson which induced Jungkook into a deep sleep. You couldn’t help but notice the inattentive boy as he continued to doze in and out consciousness. You giggled at his sleeping form as his head wobbled back and forth which happened to catch the teacher’s attention.
“Ya Jungkook-ah! This is no time to sleep. We have a new student in our midst” she said directing the class’s attention to you. Jungkook looked up as if the sight of you was enough to jolt him back to life.
“Annyeonghaseyo” you said timidly as you bowed to your new classmates. Introducing yourself to a large crowd made you uneasy so you kept it simple by stating your name and where you had moved from.
“Impressive Y/N” the teacher replied, “Well it seems that we only have one empty seat left in the class so you can situate yourself next to Jungkook over there.” After the teacher’s remark Jungkook was no longer the tired boy you saw when you first walked in. His nature did a complete 180 as you took your place next to him.
“I’m Y/N. It’s nice to meet you” you said to Jungkook.
“I’m uhh…Jungkook,” he said rubbing the back of his neck, “Umm….it’s nice to uh meet you too,” he quickly mumbled as he lowered his head.
You made your way to your old desk; the second seat in the third row and sat down as if to relive that exact moment. How much things have changed, you giggled at the thought. As your mind came down from the clouds, you returned to the task at hand. Slowly, you opened the desk before you. Just as I suspected, you thought picking up another red rose. This time the card read:
“At this place I took a chance I could not miss
A sweet, romantic walk
Ended with a magical kiss”
The park, you remembered, practically jumping out of your seat. Gathering your things, you made your way to the exit for the next journey of the day. As much as you thought about it on the drive there, you were still unable to figure out what on earth got into Jungkook today. The roses were different from his previous surprises and this little scavenger hunt was unlike anything he has done before. Still lost in thought, you exited the car and made your way to the park’s entrance. This was your go to place to relax and clear your mind when things just didn’t make sense. The cool, fresh air filled your lungs reminding you of the last time you were here. The day Jungkook broke down. You had made your way to the dorm late at night expecting to spend some much needed quality time with the boys. You knocked and knocked for what seemed to be twenty minutes and yet you were met with no answer. You tried the door finding it to be unlocked to your surprise. “Hello?” you called out but silence remained your only reply. Making your way through the dorm, you heard what seemed to be the faint sound of crying. Curious, you walked to the source of the sound and knocked on the bathroom door.
“Go away,” the familiar voice demanded.
“Jungkook?” you questioned. The heavy silence hung in the air like a cloud. “Jungkook are you alright?” You grew nervous at the ever present silence that consumed the dorm. It broke your heart to know that just on the other side of that door someone you loved was hurting tremendously. “Jungkook, I’m coming in” you said as you pushed the door open. To say you were shocked would be putting things too lightly. The always blissful boy with the bright, bunny smile was replaced with a tearful mess you couldn’t recognize. “Jungkook! What happened!?” you cried, the mere sight of his puffy, red eyes enough to bring you to tears. At the sight of you, he tried to compose himself but his rapid, shallow breaths got the best of him as you kneeled down to comfort him. “It’s okay. Shhh, it’s okay” you whispered, holding his head against your chest as you ran your fingers through his raven hair. “You’re okay Jungkook. You’re going to be okay” you continued, soothing Jungkook until he was calm. He lifted his head just enough to look at you, his eyes revealing the deep sorrow he still felt. “C’mon,” you said, taking his arms and helping him up. “I know the perfect remedy for a night like this.” Without a fight, Jungkook followed your lead as you took him to the park. You walked side by side, and for an hour not a single word was exchanged between the two of you. Without warning, Jungkook stopped walking. “Thank you,” he breathed, moving you towards him before wrapping you fully in his arms. “Thank you for being here. For always being here.” He nuzzled his head into the crook of your neck, and for a moment it felt like the world stopped spinning.
“I will always be here” you whispered, squeezing him just a bit tighter. Suddenly, you felt the warm touch of his soft lips against your blushing cheeks. With each tiny peck he became closer and closer to your lips until the two met.. You couldn’t deny that you hadn’t imagined this moment a billion times in your head, but the reality was better than you ever expected. Going into the night, kissing Jungkook wasn’t something you anticipated. It just happened. And for some reason you couldn’t explain, it felt right.
As you continued your walk around the park, you were once again met with the sight of a red rose.
“I hope you’re having a great Valentine’s day
But the end is still not near
I’ve got some things I want to say
So meet me at the pier”
The fact that Jungkook had made you go to your old high school and the park made sense for they were both locations in which you shared some unforgettable memories. But you two had never gone to the pier. So why does he want me to go there? You questioned, but nevertheless obliged to his request. Afterall, nothing could satisfy your curiosity now, other than getting the answers to the questions you so desperately seeked. You drove for what seemed like hours, your lingering interest causing you to grow more impatient by the second. You parked the car just as the sun was beginning to set over the sparkling, blue ocean. The pier was a popular site for couples, but seeing as it was the middle of February the place was as good as deserted. The only sign of anyone being in the vicinity as of late was the trail of red roses that seemed to go one forever. You followed the trail of bright petals, little by little getting closer to the final destination. The trail took you to the end of a dock, where a table stood covered in a silky red tablecloth, gold plated silverware and plates, glowing with the light of couple white candles. In the middle of it all was the final red rose.
“I hope you were not able to
See through my disguise
This place is somewhat new to you
But you’re in for a surprise”
The faint sound of footsteps approaching you caught your attention. You turned around immediately becoming mesmerized by the sight of your best friend, Jeon Jungkook, donning a brand new black suit with a red bow tie, matching the bouquet of roses in his hands. He continued walking towards you until you were just inches away from each other. “Jungkook” you muttered, completely losing your train of thought as he reached out his hand to gently caress the side of your face. You leaned into his touch, feeling a sense of passion consume your entire being. He watched as you closed your eyes, your reaction to his touch fueling his affection towards you. This was the moment Jungkook has been waiting for. Ever since the moment he first knew he loved you, he wanted this moment to be perfect. He was going to speak to you in English for the first time, knowing that he would make a lasting impression with these first words. Just before the final moments of sunlight that illuminated the world around you gave out, he lifted your head just enough for your eyes to meet his. After all this time he finally spoke the words he had been dying to say.
“I love you.”