JB Imagine - College AU (Part 5)
A/N - I am absolutely loving this JB college AU, what do you guys think? If there’s any other pairing you want me to include more (like Mina and Jinyoung) then let me know! Hope you enjoy~
“And do you, (Y/N)?” JB’s straightforward question had thrown you off a bit, leaving you rather flustered. You hadn’t at all expected him to confess like that, or even at all.
“Um, well..” His face sank at your hesitation, taking nerves for a rejection. He nodded and walked away, a disappointed expression on his face.
“No, wait!” You shouted, grabbing his wrist and pulling him to face you. “Let’s go somewhere no one else will be able to interfere,” you offered as you led him away from the group towards a forested area.
“If you’re taking me here just to reject me, I’d rather go back to the group.”
“I didn’t take you here to do that.”
“No? Well if you didn’t how come you were hesitating so much to answer me?”
“Because I was flustered! I didn’t expect the guy I like to just come up to me after some other girl has tried to flirt with him and then confess his feelings!”
“You like me?”
“Of course I do, Jaebum. Look at you.” Hearing you call him by his full name made JB smile. The way it sounded coming from your voice warmed him inside. It made his stomach flutter and he couldn’t help but want to hear you say it again and again.
Weeks later and you and JB were in a weird state of not knowing where to take things. You were yet to go on an official date together but had shared many cute and intimate moments. You’d had many ‘dates’ where you would sit in the library together and make notes for an essay plan. Often, you would see JB write little notes or doodles into a notebook. He’d hide it from view and would never let you look inside, only sparking your curiosity and making you want to look inside even more. It wasn’t until one day when JB had left to go to the toilet and had forgotten to put the notebook back into his bag. It was just sat there in the table with a pencil sticking out of it. Knowing you shouldn’t, you tried to resist the temptation but you couldn’t stop yourself from picking up the notebook and opening it to the page he had been writing on. There scrawled on the page were little lines of text. Was it poetry? Or maybe lyrics to a song? Not wanting to get caught, you closed it again and put it back in the same spot, hoping JB wouldn’t suspect anything. The little lines you had read didn’t gain any logical search results when you typed them into your phone. JB was clearly writing something that he didn’t want you to see. Who knows what for. Despite becoming closer to him, JB was still the same mysterious person who you couldn’t quite figure out at the best of times.
After a couple of days, JB asked you out on a proper date, seeming extremely nervous to talk to you even if you were both fairly close. He hadn’t told you where he would be taking you except that you should “dress nicely”. He had teased you a bit, saying he didn’t want you embarrassing him with one of your shirts with an obscure book reference on it. But then immediately reassured you he thought it looked cute, in case you hadn’t picked up on his teasing tone. When JB arrived at your flat to take you out, he looked practically speechless at your appearance.
“Wow, um (Y/N) you look amazing.”
“You don’t look too bad yourself, Jaebum. Where are we actually going tonight?”
“Oh, I was going to take you to a little art gallery in town. I’ve been there a few times and thought you might like it there too.”
“Great! I didn’t realise there was an art gallery nearby.”
“It is pretty hidden if you don’t know where to look. Anyway, ready to go?”
“Yep, all ready.”
Spending time with JB at the gallery was amazing. It was better than the classic ‘dinner and a movie’ date since you could admire beautiful pieces of art while talking and getting to know each other. Knowing JB had come here often also gave you an insight to his mind and how he felt. Walking around, he had told you that certain pieces had inspired him deeply. During that time, he had also told you that he wrote music which explained the lyrics you had seen in his notebook. Throughout the night, JB had barely kept his hands off you. The whole time his hand was in yours and he would always be reluctant if he had to let go. This side to JB was entirely new but you liked it. He seemed more vulnerable and soft, rather than the ‘chic’ person he often appeared to be. Jackson would no doubt tease him if he saw JB’s change in demeanor. The thought only made you smile as you could practically envision JB’s blushing face as Jackson pointed out how differently you made him act without even trying.
As the night came to an end, JB dropped you off back at your flat, though neither of you wanted to say goodbye.
“Jaebum, do you want to come in for a bit? My roommates are all out on some girls’ night and probably won’t be coming home until the early hours of the morning, if at all.”
“Sure. I actually had something that I wanted to show you.” Walking into the flat, you led JB to the living room where he sat beside you on the sofa. He pulled out his phone and some earphones, handing them over to you.
“I have something I’ve been working on that i want you to hear. You know how I’m always writing in that notebook and I never let you see it? Well, this is the product of that.” Without saying a word, you put the earphones on and let JB press play. The song that played was soft and nothing like what you expected JB to write or listen to but you loved it nonetheless. His lyrics were beautiful and his voice was even better. Once it had finished playing, you immediately took out the earphones and hugged him tightly.
“Thank you so much, Jaebum. I loved it.”
“I like you a lot, (Y/N) and I know I’m not good at expressing that so I hope you know now from that song.”
“I like you too, Jaebum. And even more so after that amazing song. It’s honestly the sweetest thing anyone has ever done for me, thank you.” You looked into his eyes and smiled. He smiled back at you and leaned in for a soft kiss that soon escalated. The apartment was empty apart from the two of you and you were definitely going to make the most of it.