16. Brand new neighbors au for yoonjinkook! I am weak for that ot3 and haven't seen much for it. Please and thank you ❤️
“This is stupid,” Yoongi whines as a last-ditch effort to get out of doing the thing.
The thing, as it were, currently consists of joining Jin as he heads down the block to the new neighbor’s house. For one, it’s hot, and that’s a lot of steps to take, and it’s hot. For another, he doesn’t know a single person in their age range who brings new neighbors baked goods as a welcome gift. That’s a thing people do on TV. That’s a thing people did in 1956. This isn’t 1956. This is stupid.
Whining does nothing to deter Jin, nor has it ever. He flashes Yoongi a straighten up and act right look, which makes Yoongi internalize the rest of his complaints. It’s so hot out, though. The cake Jin made is probably baking all over again.
New neighbor still has boxes in the driveway. The front door is wide open and some American artist Yoongi only barely recognizes croons her way through an existential crisis over a breakup. Yoongi wants to just leave. It’s just seconds after they walk closer that barking becomes louder and louder, until they both notice a gigantic dog, some kind of Frankenstein mix of a boxer and…maybe a collie? It’s a weird dog. And it’s huge. It stops halfway across the lawn and opts to bark in place rather than charge them, and rather quickly following, new neighbor emerges and
crap. He’s hot.
He’s sweaty, thanks to the insurmountable heat, and his white scoopneck t-shirt clings in a way that Yoongi can’t really help but notice abs. He genuinely doesn’t want to notice abs. So he turns his attention to the boxes in the driveway, ignoring new neighbor trying to wrangle the dog.
“Sorry,” new neighbor pants and crap his voice is hot too.
“No, no, it’s fine!” Jin says. How can he possibly sound so composed? This guy is right up Jin’s alley. Yoongi looks up to him and smiles a little to himself once he notices Jin isn’t totally composed; he definitely has his this is being committed to memory for later use face on. “What a good dog, protecting property already.”
“I think she just likes being loud.” New neighbor’s laugh is quiet and kind of shy and Yoongi just wants to protect him forever. He does not appreciate that. “Sorry. Um. She didn’t–”
“No, she stopped there,” Jin says. “What’s her name?”
“Jungkook,” new neighbor says, then after a beat, “wait sorry, you said her name. Um. It’s Sasha. I’m Jungkook.”
“Nice to meet you, Jungkook,” Jin says as he steps closer, hand extended as he balances the cake platter in his other hand. “I’m Jin. That’s Yoongi. He speaks sometimes.”
“Hi,” Jungkook says, staring at Yoongi. His mouth’s hitched up in a half-smile that is probably trouble. No, definitely trouble. Yoongi just nods in response.
“So, we brought you a welcome cake,” Jin says as he thrusts the cake into Jungkook’s hands. “It’s vanilla. Everyone likes vanilla but if you tell me your favorite, I can make that for you.”
“Oh, are you a baker?” Jungkook asks.
“Not for profit. I just like doing it,” Jin says. “Especially for cute new people.”
Jungkook’s entire attempt at a cool facade crumbles at that and he fumbles with about twenty different responses before simply laughing awkwardly.
“So, anyway, we live sort of diagonal from you…” Jin turns to point at their house–the smallish one with the tire swing. “If you ever wanted to stop by. He works from home so he’ll be around.”
“Oh…that’s cool,” Jungkook says. “What…do–”
“He’s a musician,” Jin says proudly. “A writer and composer.”
“Whoa…anything I’ve heard?” Jungkook looks to Yoongi again, eyes wide.
“Uh…I dunno, I guess, if you have a radio,” Yoongi says. “Not to brag. Just…I write a lot of stuff and a lot of it’s on the radio.”
“You know what, you’re too skinny,” Jin says. “I’m officially revoking the soft invitation and giving you a mandatory dinner attendance date. You’re going to come over Saturday. Is that cool?”
“Uhh…s-sure, I guess. Saturday’s…cool.”
“Great! You can bring my cake platter back when you come.”
Jin smiles, then pats Yoongi on the shoulder before turning to walk back toward their house. Yoongi glances over his shoulder to see Jungkook still standing on his lawn, watching them.
“I think you broke him,” Yoongi says.
“I think he broke you. I’m doing you a favor.”