Masquerade II: Welcome to Burlesque & Balls. PART 7. [BTS x Reader fic]
With a mask, you could be whoever you want to be. You could be someone completely different, or you could be unabashedly yourself.
**DISCLAIMER: Since this is the second saga of MASQUERADE, there will be SPOILERS! So if you haven’t already, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you read Masquerade first before this for context and for better understanding, plus you won’t spoil the ending of that story for yourself. ;) **
Summary: Being the receptionist of Club Masquerade and working as a barista wasn’t quite enough to make your ends meet comfortably, so when a new place opens up nearby that’s looking for attractive females to perform in a neo-Burlesque club, you jumped at the chance for a new job and a chance to do something more than sitting behind a desk or counter. But just like your financial status, your love life wasn’t all too great either. When it seemed like all hope was lost, fate had other plans for you. Unexpected suitors waltzed into your life in various ways, and unbeknownst to each of them, you play the field, hoping to overcome your fears and finally find Mr. Right among them…
But it seems you’re not the only one keeping secrets.
You shoved Jimin off the seat and grabbed your dress
underneath him, covering yourself hurriedly.
THE FUCK PARK JIMIN?!“ You screamed.
jolted awake from being thrown onto the floor of his car.
the fuck Y/N? I was slee–” Then he spotted you, trying to hide your bare
body while staring at him in utter horror.
it hit him.
shit.“ he breathed as he realized his mask had been removed. "Ummm…”
fuck’s sake cover your dick up!“ You chucked him his boxers and massaged
your temples. "Oh my god. What is happening?”
were dizzy. Then something lit up in your mind and you burst out into laughter.
Jimin stared at you worriedly as he pulled his boxers on.
is a joke, right?” You pointed, amused. “You’re pulling my leg. Good
scratched the back of his head, trying to figure out the best way to explain
things. But you caught the way he was shying away from answering and you
realized there had been no way he could’ve snuck into ANOTHER person’s car
while you were lying on his chest all night.
was in no way a prank.
true realization hit you and you hurriedly started smacking Jimin.
THE. FUCK. WHAT THE HELL!”
winced from the sting of your hands.
grabbed your wrists to stop you and you both stared at each other. You were
trying to catch your breath from your rampage, and he was observing the way the
sun reflected off of your features and his breathing stopped for a few seconds.
Neither of you moved or broke the eye contact for a few seconds, both lost in
your own thoughts and seeing each other in a new light.
let go of your wrists first and turned around.
dressed.” He softly stated.
you hurried to throw on your dress and cursed yourself for not bringing
this…the first time or have you been …the whole time?“ You mumbled,
looking down at your hands. You wanted to hear that he had been neither, but
that was only wishful thinking at this point.
Y/N. Listen to me.” He breathed and reached out for you, but you shrunk
into the seat, away from him.
THE FUCKING QUESTION JIMIN.“ You snapped.
been me the whole time but you have to let me explain.” he gushed out and
you shut your eyes, overwhelmed. You weren’t sure whether you wanted to cry,
laugh, or punch him in the face. You couldn’t believe this was happening.
touched your knee gently, and it triggered your anger immediately, truly
letting the lies from the beginning sink into your mind. You swatted his hand
away and yelled.
The last time I listened to you, you told me to FUCK you. Oh my gosh! I can’t
believe this happened. I can’t believe I let you TRICK me.“
grabbed your hands. "Y/N. There’s a good reason. Hear me out.”
don’t give a damn about your reason, Jimin. I trusted you this whole time and
this is what you do? You treat me like every other one of your easy conquests?“
please.” Jimin frowned and squeezed your hands desperately. “You
weren’t like that for me…”
pried your hands out of his, enraged. This was beyond unforgiveable. You felt
foolish and toyed with, and to think it had been your own best friend who did
this. It was unbelievably painful. He knew everything. You told him everything.
And he had been playing you the entire time.
Jimin. Don’t talk to me. I can’t believe you! Just…just stay the fuck out of
my life.“ You threw your coat on and stormed out of the car.
it.” Jimin cursed as he slammed his fist against his car door
Silver stormed into Hoseok’s house work room, her arms crossed.
my love.” Hoseok spun in his chair and smiled sweetly.
were you going to tell me that Jimin
was fucking Maroon mask?“ Silver
snapped as she held up her phone, and Hoseok froze in his seat, proving his
scoffed. "So you did know the whole time. I can’t believe you! You
condoned this and HID it from me??”
– it’s not like…“ Hoseok stood up.
Hoseok.” Silver shook his head. “I’m infuriated at you. You sided
with Jimin and you both hurt your best friend, who has been nothing but
understanding to both of your fuckery. I’m spending the rest of this holiday in
my own apartment.”
Silver, don’t be like this.“ Hoseok whined and followed her as she
fumingly threw her clothes back into her bag. "Honey.”
‘honey’ me. You kept something BIG like this from me. Every time I told you
about the stories Y/N told me, you sat there pretending you didn’t know it was
Jimin this whole time.“ Silver looked at him, exasperated. "If I feel
this betrayed and I wasn’t even directly involved, can’t you imagine how Y/N is
breathed. “I’m sorry. Truly. But Jimin told me it was only that
Hoseok.“ Silver frowned. "Y/N just told me they fucked two more times,
including yesterday, and that’s when she found out it was Jimin. You need to
figure out what to do about this.”
really didn’t know about the other times. I swear.“ Hoseok breathed.
"But I’ll try to work things out with Jimin. Do you really have to
mad at you Jung Hoseok, yes. And I also need to comfort my friend right
now.“ Silver kissed him shortly. "I get why you did it but I don’t
like how you hid it from me.”
sorry.“ Hoseok caressed her cheek.
in the dog house indefinitely.” Silver squinted and pointed at her
boyfriend. “And because you clearly like Jimin better than me, I’m not telling
you anything about Y/N as of this moment.”
sighed, accepting her anger. “Will you at least tell me about yourself
then? I wanna know you’re safe and eating well.”
smiled, “Of course. You’d miss me too much if I didn’t.”
chuckled and spread out his arms. Silver embraced him and he kissed the top of
so sorry. I love you sooo much.“ he squeezed her tightly.
love you too.” She muffled into his chest then pulled away, tapping his
chest. “But now I need to go. Remember, I’m still mad at you though, so
reflect on your sins.”
clutched his chest dramatically and nodded. “I will.”
he grinned and waved, “Go, and be there for her.”
Silver left, Hoseok picked up his phone and proceeded to call Jimin.
few minutes later, Jimin was at his doorstep, disheveled and weary.
he sluggishly greeted.
bro…what happened?” Hoseok frowned, not used to seeing his well-kept
friend in such a state.
I seriously fucked up.“ Jimin covered his face with his hands. "I’m
pretty sure you’ve heard or you wouldn’t have called me.”
Hoseok pulled a chair beside his friend. "I’m in the dog house 'cause I
kept it from my girlfriend.”
Hoseok breathed. “Why exactly did you continue?”
lifted his head from his hands and glanced up at his best friend.
I be a dick if I said I’m not really sure?“
exhaled. "Yes, you would be. But you’ve never really thought about your
actions before doing them…but Jimin, this is Y/N. Not just some random person
that you could disappear from.”
know.“ Jimin combed his hands through his hair. "I need to make this
nodded and patted his friend’s back, knowing that he didn’t need to press any
further for now.
some of my food for old time’s sake?“ he grinned.
chuckled and nodded gratefully.
rang your bell in a happy tune and you wondered if it was Silver, since she had
said she was going to come over and comfort you. You propped a towel over your
hair, having just finished showering and opened the door, ready to welcome your
dear friend. But you gasped when unexpectedly in front of you was none other
than Kim Taehyung.
I came home earlier!” he cheered. “Happy New Year!!”
heart soared then deflated. You were happy Tae was back, but you also knew that
you had to come clean with what had happened.
I getting a hug?“ he grinned and you laughed as he pulled you into an
embrace. "Oh man. I missed you so much ~ I never knew it sucked so much to
have bad reception and wi-fi.”
closed your eyes and melted into his chest, taking in his familiar, comfortable
scent. Tae smiled.
got you all presents from Daegu!“ he giggled as he waltzed to your kitchen
giddily. "I got one for you, Hoseok, Silver, and Jimin!”
heart dropped at the mention of Jimin’s name but you tried to fake a smile. Tae
was unpacking his little bag as he decorated your kitchen table with little
snow globes he had gotten, recounting stories about how he found and bought
them. But you weren’t listening, you were just watching him talk and laugh,
happy that he was in front of you and that he had come back when you needed him
walked over and wrapped your arms around him from behind, resting your face
onto his back, hiding your frown. You were disappointed in yourself and you
knew that you had to change; you wanted to change for Tae. You knew you could
trust him wholeheartedly and right now, you weren’t sure who to believe anymore.
But you believed in him.
he covered your hands with his. "What happened?”
tried to turn around but your hands gripped him tightly, preventing him from
seeing you. You started crying at his question, letting out your frustrations.
Jimin. Over yourself. Over the mess of your life.
had you been so easily deceived? Why hadn’t you changed over the years? Even
when you vowed never to trust so easily, you were hurt again. Why had you spent
all those years never getting too attached, only to still end up being toyed
were ashamed and infuriated. You were vulnerable.
on top of that, you felt like you didn’t deserve the man in front of you at
was a refreshing ball of sunshine, an angel, while you were tainted and torn.
Tae frowned as he heard you sniffling.
missed you.“ You cried as he swiped his thumb gently over the back of your
you see Maroon?” he asked, without a hint of anger or suspicion.
he hurt you?“
heart clenched at his genuine concern.
You wept and you finally admitted. “Maroon was Jimin all along.”
felt him tense, and you dreaded his reaction.
did you know?“ he whispered.
just found out and Tae, it hurts. I’m so stupid.”
turned around and knelt down so he could look up and see your face clearly.
Reaching out, he wiped your tears as they kept streaming down.
I am. This always happens to me. People think I’m easy and then I get
hurt.” You sobbed. “I just didn’t think Jimin…out of all people…
I’m so sorry…”
Tae cooed softly. "I don’t think you’re stupid. I think Jimin is the
You looked at Tae through your tears.
smiled. "Jimin’s stupid. If I had been your friend for as long as he has,
I would’ve snatched you up and never let you go.”
chuckled, “Jimin doesn’t do relationships.”
why he’s stupid.“ Tae grinned. "You’re worth keeping. And the fact
that he had to hide behind a mask to get with you is just sad.”
not mad at me…?“ You sniffled.
told you to try us both out didn’t I? Why would I be mad that you listened to
me?” Tae giggled.
What planet did you come from?“ You smiled gratefully, tears still in your
laughed. "You know people ask me that a lot.”
Tae grabbed your hands as he stayed on his knees. "You know what I
realized when I went away?”
was also afraid to start something serious.” he smiled. “Because it’s
such a risk. Will we stay together? Will we break up? No one has the answer.
And I may be a happy-go-lucky guy, but I’m careful with my heart.”
nodded for him to continue.
I realized that I want to take that risk…with you.“
heart was ramming into your chest.
chuckled, “I know this is sudden, and I know that you’ve never been in a
serious committed relationship before. So I’m not expecting an answer yet…I
want you to really give it some good thought.”
You inhaled sharply at his next statement.
I’m going to be selfish from now on. I want you all to myself…so will you be
mouth opened but you couldn’t answer. Taehyung grinned and stood up, planting a
kiss on your forehead.
told you to give it some thought first, silly. I don’t want to rush you and I’m
not going anywhere.”
grabbed the largest snow globe on the table, and placed it into your hands.
know you don’t like sleeping in the dark so it lights up.“ he giggled as
he pressed a button on it. "Annnd –”
turned a knob and the inside of the globe began rotating as a lullaby played.
“Ta-dah! It’s a musical snow globe night light!”
smiled, wondering how on Earth you had gotten so lucky that your path had
crossed with Kim Taehyung’s.
love it, Tae.“ You stated genuinely.
beamed, ecstatic that his present was a success. Suddenly, your doorbell rang
and you remembered.
Silver and I were going to have a girl’s day today… I’m so sorry!” You
gushed, embarrassed. “You can stay if you want…”
chuckled and shook his head. “No worries. I came without a proper notice
at all.” Tae picked up his other snow globes. “I’m going to deliver
this to the guys. I also brought my pets back so I have to drop them off my
apartment first so I can’t stay long here.”
sweetly kissed you, and you both went to the door. Silver wore an astonished
expression at finding Taehyung beside you.
I got you a present!“ Tae greeted and handed her a carefully wrapped,
smaller snow globe.
I’m sorry! I didn’t know –” Silver started.
no. I came to surprise her and my mission was accomplished. I was just about to
head out.“ Taehyung laughed. "Is Hoseok home?”
should be…“ Silver eyed you, trying to get a feel of what was happening.
perfect. I’ll shoot him a text.”
can totally just head over without letting him know.“ Silver’s lips curled
up mischievously and you furrowed your brow.
totally.“ Silver waved her hand. "He loves surprises.”
stared at Silver, amused, knowing full-well that Hoseok actually didn’t like
surprises, especially unexpected visitors. But you kept quiet.
then I’ll head over after stopping by my place.“ Tae kissed your cheek.
"I’ll call you later.”
for the present!“ Silver called out and Tae waved in return.
smirked as she stepped foot inside your house, well aware that she had sent Tae
to where Jimin was.
get the door Jimin.” Hoseok called out as he was expertly shaking up the
pan. “I’m expecting some packages and those might be it.”
Jimin popped popcorn into his mouth and made his way to the door.
almost shut the door hurriedly out of instinct when he found Tae grinning
brightly at Hoseok’s doorstep.
Jimin!” Tae greeted. “Perfect! You’re here too! Happy New Year!”
squinted at him skeptically while Tae blinked at him innocently, wondering his
guilt was causing him to hallucinate now.
come in?“ Tae smiled, amused at his hesitancy.
right.” Jimin flinched, finally convinced he was the real deal, and
stepped back. “Please.”
giggled as he shook off his shoes nonchalantly. “Thanks. I came by cause I
had presents for you and Hoseok!”
was it Jimin?“ Hoseok bellowed.
meee!” Tae popped out from the hallway and Hoseok screamed, spazzing out
giggled. "I meant to surprise you, but I guess scaring you is funny
glanced over worriedly at Jimin then to Tae, as if they were going to start
brawling at any second, but Tae seemed relaxed and Jimin gestured for Hoseok to
calm down, amused.
you doing here?“ Hoseok breathed, sweating unconsciously.
was at Y/N’s– ”
well, they’re having a girl’s day so I figured I’d come have a guy’s day with
you! I’m glad Jimin’s here too, so it’ll be like a true bros night!“ Tae
cheered then clapped. "Oh and I bought you guys presents from Daegu! I
wanted to deliver them.”
pulled out his bag and took out some customized shot glasses.
asked Y/N what you guys liked, so yeah.“
smiled as he studied the glass fondly, swiping his thumbing across the red mask
that was embellished at the center. It had music notes, a dancing figure as
well as his signature work glasses. He chuckled then spotted Taehyung staring
at him intently, as if waiting to hear from him.
Tae. It suits me.”
grinned, “No problem! Y/N said you two drink often in your own houses so I
figured they’d be put to good use.”
no. This is perfect. Thanks a bunch, Tae.“ Hoseok laughed. "I made
some food. Have you eaten?”
I went straight to Y/N’s house. I couldn’t wait to see her, you know?“
was she?” Jimin blurted, before realizing what was coming out of his
glanced at him knowingly. “She’s good.”
flinched at the sharpness of his words and then he realized that it was
possible that Tae knew.
why then, was he here? Did he come to confront him? Did he actually know? Or
was he just being paranoid?
Tae turned and grinned at Hoseok happily, “I’d love some food.”
Hoseok was busy preparing their plates, Jimin and Tae were left awkwardly in
silence in front of each other at the kitchen table. Jimin avoided eye contact
and looked everywhere but at Tae, afraid of getting exposed– if he wasn’t
already. Tae, on the other hand, hummed happily as he scrolled through his
a drink?” Jimin offered, breaking the insanely tense silence.
laughed, “Please. I’ve been dying for a drink.”
lips curled up. “You and me both, dude.”
right.“ Tae giggled as he pulled out a deck of cards. "How about we
make things interesting?”
eyes glistened with a hint of mischief. “You’re on, Kim Taehyung.”
phone buzzed while you and Silver were laughing and sipping your wine glasses,
lounging on your couch. Curiously, you opened up Tae’s message and burst out
laughing as you found yourself staring at a triumphant selfie of himself with a
plastered Hoseok and Jimin in the background.
Tae: They didn’t expect me to be skilled at
cards… and I didn’t expect them to be such light weights ;) hehehe
another picture arrived– this time Taehyung had drawn on their unconscious
faces with Sharpies.
Tae: The real fools heehee ~
grinned widely, your body feeling completely lighter from earlier. Silver
nudged you with her foot playfully.
know that face. That’s Tae isn’t it?“
nodded and showed her the pictures. "I think he hussled your boyfriend
then drew on his face.”
okay. They both deserved it and more, if you ask me.“ Silver shrugged. "Tell
Tae that I left some clothes there. Put it on them. I want some blackmail
pictures to quell my anger.”
two cracked up and high fived each other.
always knew exactly what to do and say to make you feel better. You stared at
the pictures, focusing on Jimin’s peaceful face as your heart sank at the
dilemma you were now faced with.
was going to happen between you two now though? And what was your response to
Jimin greeted you cautiously.
were both back to work so as always, he came to buy coffee from the cafe you
can I help you?” You stated like you would to any customer, trying to
remain as unemotional as possible, despite your heart hammering inside your chest.
was the first time either of you were seeing each other after…well after sleeping
usual please. And make whatever you want for yourself.“ Jimin smiled
gently and handed you his card.
three coffees.” You repeated curtly, not taking his bait.
exhaled as you returned his card. “Y/N, can we talk?”
You gestured for your trainee to take over the register and you disappeared to
the back to make some orders, wanting to avoid being pulled into a conversation
with Jimin within earshot of other customers.
come on.” he exhaled.
distinctly told you to stay out of my life, Jimin. You’re not doing it.“
know I never listen to you and come on, we’ve been in each other’s lives for so
long. Don’t say that.”
well maybe you should’ve thought about our many years of friendship before you
decided to bone me.“ You jabbed
through gritted teeth.
Park!” a familiar voice greeted and Jimin exhaled, exasperated.
wasn’t the time for pleasantries and interruptions. You rolled your eyes and
went about your business as he turned and smiled at his co-worker.
got here a bit earlier than you.” the woman giggled. “I was sitting
Jimin nodded, not knowing how he should even respond to that. His eyes
peripherally were watching to make sure you didn’t escape through the back
your coffee Miss.” You smiled, feigning kindness. “And please kindly
tell your office that Mr. Park is officially single and available from now
eyes widened and Jimin groaned.
don’t do this. We need to talk.“
I’m sorry…I seem to be interrupting.” the woman was flustered.
The discussion is over.“ You stated firmly.
it’s not. Do you mind forgetting about what she said?” Jimin tenderly
touched the woman’s arm and she practically melted at the slight touch.
of course. I’ll be on my way.“ she bowed and scurried out of the shop.
exhaled and angrily wrote on his coffee cup in giant, bold letters: "GO
coffees, Mr. Park.“ You glared at him as you shoved his order at him.
a spill over here!” a customer called out.
on it!“ You called to your co-workers and they returned to their tasks.
Wanting to avoid Jimin, you grabbed a mop and bucket and hurried to your
customers. But of course, he followed you regardless.
Please, hear me out.” he begged. “There’s a really funny story behind
quickly cleaned the mess and brought the supplies back into the closet, where
you finally let yourself answer him.
cause it’s HILARIOUS that you stuck your dick into my vagina multiple times. I’m
sure I’ll be DYING of laughter.“ You snapped and began walking away.
don’t know why you’re so upset, Y/N. I didn’t FORCE you to do anything. You
mistook ME in the first place.”
spun around hastily, and he stumbled back in surprise. “Are you serious
Jimin? How hard was it to take off your mask and say to me at the first ball
'It’s me! Surprise! What the hell happened to meeting V? Here’s a drink.’”
were very forward and I was weak for your charms, I confess.“ Jimin
were getting more heated with every passing minute. There was no hint of
remorse in his voice. What exactly did he come here for?
not here to apologize. You’re here to justify yourself and I don’t want to hear
any of it.”
I don’t understand why you’re so worked up about this, Y/N. It’s not like you
wanted to DATE Maroon mask. It’s not like I dragged you to the Ball to have sex
with me! Why’re you so mad about the whole thing?“
exhaled and stared at him, exhausted. "Please leave Jimin. We’re just going
to go in circles and I don’t have time for your fuck boy bullshit right
gave a nod to some of your bigger male co-workers who were giving you a
questioning look and they came to escort Jimin out of the cafe. Jimin spotted a
big smirk on your trainee’s face as he was kicked out. The trainee took a piece
of something out of your hair and made you laugh.
balled his hands up, annoyed.
although you made it clear you wanted him to leave you alone, Jimin attempted
to talk to you during work at the Club and then swung by Burlesque for the next
few days. But you continued pretending he was invisible.
was childish, you know. But you just didn’t have time to sort through your own
emotions. You knew you were angry and you knew you just wanted him to stop
bothering you for a bit. Everything was still fresh.
You didn’t want to see him because it reminded
you of the dreams, the kissing, the roaming hands, the sex. And you wanted to
erase those memories. You wanted him to remain a masked stranger. It was better
Tae watched curiously as Jimin followed you into Burlesque, only to be blocked
from heading backstage. You would walk in with your head held high and you
would greet everyone as if you didn’t have a man tailing you closely. Tae would
smile amiably at Jimin and sometimes, Jimin would wave and walk out the door,
disheartened. Other times, he would sit at a table and watch your show. Tae
would observe silently and tend to him without a word about the obvious
fighting happening between you two.
wondered why Tae hadn’t confronted him. He was certain you had been honest him,
but the guy never once got mad at him or even mentioned it. Tae treated him
exactly the same, as if he didn’t know Jimin had slept with you or as if he didn’t
realize you two weren’t on speaking terms at the moment. Jimin knew Tae wasn’t
stupid, but if the roles were reversed, he was sure he would’ve thrown a punch
or two out there.
then again, he was grateful that there was no violence for his own sake. He just
wished he knew what was going on inside both of yours and Tae’s heads. You and
him had gotten into arguments and fights before. Jimin had gotten your cold
shoulder plenty of times, but this was the longest you had gone without talking
to him. And it was the first time he didn’t quite understand why you were
on the other hand, simply just didn’t want to interfere. It was between you and
Jimin, and although he knew what was happening, it wasn’t his place to insert
himself. After all, you hadn’t answered his question yet, so at the moment you
weren’t anybody’s, you weren’t his to protect.
Jimin put his foot down and cornered you before you could lock up the Club
Stop avoiding me and let’s talk it all out. Yell at me. Beat me. I don’t
care.” he blocked the door, preventing you from escaping. “Just do
something instead of ignoring me.”
You exhaled. You wanted to avoid this confrontation…because well, frankly,
you weren’t sure what to do with it.
wanted to sweep it under the rug and let some time pass, but Jimin was
incessant and perseverant. You knew it meant nothing to either of you, but it
still was awkward and you felt that you had had no choice regarding the whole
situation. You were trying to cope with the reality that he had seen more of you
than you ever wanted him to and vice versa.
would pretending it never happened make things go back to how they were between
the two of you? How was this going to be fixed?
had no solution. You were still muddled and overwhelmed by it all. You hadn’t
had much time to sift through your delicate thoughts.
breathed, "Don’t tell me that wasn’t fucking great. Everything that we
I don’t know why that matters.“ You crossed your arms.
forgive me, okay?” he pleaded.
exhaled. You knew Jimin really wasn’t going understand why you were so angry
unless you told him upfront.
not mad that we had sex Jimin.“
not?” he raised an eyebrow.
mad that you LIED to me.“ You groaned. "How can you be so dense? I
wanted you to at least figure THAT out on your own, but I still had to tell you
I’m sorry. Among all talents, being a mind reader is not one of them.“
Jimin snapped and stepped forward. "And in MY defense, you came to ME
during New Year’s. I said nothing about finding Maroon mask. I stopped lying
and I respected your decision when you said you wanted to work things out with
why did you even start this whole thing, Jimin? WHY were you even at the ball
that first time? WHY did you approach me?“ You pointed out in a
matter-of-fact tone. It may have come out confident, but these were the
questions gnawing at you. You toyed with the possibilities, but every answer
you imagined him saying either didn’t seem right or scared you.
it’s not like you’d say 'hell yeah!’ if I said 'Hey by the way, you make me
feel kind of funny and I need to get over it by sleeping with you once!’”
stared at him hesitantly, contemplating on the scenario. He had stumped you. It
would be dishonest to say you didn’t understand and empathize with what he
felt, but what was your answer? If the roles were reversed, would you have done
the same thing? If you knew he was under the mask, would things have panned out
stepped even closer when you remained silent. For some reason, your hesitancy
filled him with curiosity and hope.
you have?“ he questioned, his heart racing.
glanced up at him worriedly while he looked at you expectantly. Would you have? You waved your hands,
trying to swat away the question and all of your thoughts. "Ah, I don’t
tell me honestly.“ he grabbed your hands and you were captured in his
grip. "If I had said that to you up front, would you have slept with
shook your head, trying not to act flustered. “P-probably not Jimin… I
I said I wanted to sleep with you again, without the masks. Would you want
tried to calm down your racing heart. What
was he saying?!
I’m happy with whatever I have with Tae.”
that why you still sought out Maroon mask?“ he jabbed firmly and leaned
down, as if sensing the uncertainty in your quivering eyes. "Are you
a few seconds of staring at each other, you huffed and pulled your arms out of
his grasp, avoiding his gaze.
are a certified asshole.“ You defiantly stated and threw the keys at him.
"You close up.”
you waltzed out of the Club, flustered, your heart hammering incessantly inside
you knew you weren’t mad at him as much as you were infuriated at yourself. How
could you not recognize him in the first place? No matter the disguise.
the Stephen King quote goes, “Fool
me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame
on both of us.”
you knew Jimin had a point. You had come looking for him on New Year’s. You
wanted to put all the blame on him, but it was because deep down you knew you
were as guilty.
What were you going to do?
next day, you found yourself being more conscious about your appearance before
entering the Club. Since you chucked your keys at Jimin, you knew he had to
come early to open up. He was carrying boxes into the closet when you walked
in. Immediately, the air thickened as you caught sight of each other.
sleeves were rolled up to expose his tensed forearms and he wore all black,
knowing it was your weakness. But you too knew that your outfit was one of his
favorites on you.
was no longer the cold shoulder, it was the Cold war.
were both testing each other, trying to prove and disprove his point, trying to
see if there were remnant flames between you two without the deception of the
that day on, he never came by your desk. He didn’t speak to you or follow you
to your other job. He still grabbed coffee, but he didn’t chat, instead
choosing to be preoccupied with his phone while you tended to the next
customers at the register. You two would steal glances at each other from afar.
Your outfits and actions became a bit bolder, trying to see if he would react
or tease you again, but he didn’t. He also was a bit more openly frisky with
customers when he came to pick them up or walk them out, knowing your desk was
right in front of the door. He tried to see if you would roll your eyes or make
a snarky comment, but you didn’t give him that satisfaction.
came by often to visit and that was when you forgot about your little spat with
Jimin for a bit. Tae would sit on your lap and recount the animals he had taken
care of during the first half of the day or any funny stories he had seen or
heard from the internet or other people. When he didn’t work at the animal hospital
in the mornings, he always stopped by your cafe to take you out to lunch. You
felt a bit bad that you hadn’t given him an answer yet, but you were seriously
giving it thought. You didn’t want to rush into it, because you knew he
deserved your wholehearted, genuine answer.
every time you were sure you wanted to say yes, the thought of your past
“relationships” terrified you. Every time you were about to say yes,
rejection of your true self haunted you. Taehyung was so sweet and so loving,
seemingly so flawless, and that was a bit frightening to you, who had so many
flaws. Would he continue to see you in a good light?
top of that, whatever was happening between you and Jimin remained unresolved.
You were determined to clear all loose ends of your past before accepting a
future with Taehyung.
a few more days of flaunting and taunting, the tension between you and Jimin
was truly becoming palpable. The question Jimin had asked you still lingered in
your thoughts, and Tae’s was also up in the air, unanswered.
knew what the right answer was to Jimin’s question, but why couldn’t you say
it? Was the right answer your honest answer? And what about Tae? Were you ready
for that next step with him? Did you want that?
after days of pondering and agonizing over the two boys’ questions, you finally
came to a decision. You grabbed your bag and hopped into your car, your heart
beating wildly. This was your solution. This was the answer.
so, you found yourself knocking on Jimin’s door frantically.
opened the door and his eyes widened, not expecting you to appear in front of
him, after your evident attempts to create distance.
"Y/N?“ He scanned you to make sure you
answer would be yes.” You stated, out of breath, because you practically
booked it to his floor, praying he wasn’t currently preoccupied with someone
had asked me… whether I wanted to sleep with you again, without the
masks.” You stepped forward boldly
and you saw him inhale sharply. “My answer is yes.”
stared at you in disbelief. Was he hearing properly?
need to both get this out of our systems and move on, okay?“ You stared at
him intently; he was still wearing a dazed expression, but you waited with
bated breath for his answer. You prayed that the question was still open and
the offer still on the table.
nodded, still surprised at what was coming out of your mouth.
one night.” You stated firmly.
Jimin agreed softly.
You repeated breathlessly.
were excited and nervous. Your palms were sweating the entire drive to his
place and continued to do so. This was actually happening.
reached out slowly, carefully to touch his face. There was no mask to hide
behind anymore, for both of you. You were both well aware that this was
crossing the line of friendship, the point of no return. There would be no excuses
that you hadn’t known that it was Jimin this time. No excuses that it was the
influence of alcohol since neither of you had had any.
shut his eyes at your touch, truly taking in your soft fingers on his skin. You
stepped forward first, passing the line into his house. You were now in his
care. You studied his face, the face you had looked at for years. The face you
had woken up to a few times. The face that you could usually read so easily.
stared into his eyes once they opened again, looking into yours; the eyes that
usually were filled with playfulness and mischief was now swimming with worries
and curiosity, with wonder, as if he couldn’t believe you were in front of him
yet frightened that you would disappear too soon.
you sure you want this?“ he whispered as you touched his lips.
nodded with certainty, now that you were finally in his presence. You both
might’ve been destined to come to this point since the beginning, but had been
defying the odds for years. Now, your pent up questions had taken form in the
worst way possible, in the worst scenario. But maybe it was for the best.
you were going spend your last hoorah as a single, unattached, and
adventurously sexual woman with someone, you were certain that you wouldn’t
want to spend it with anyone else but Park Jimin.
I want this.” You smiled gently.
cupped your face and tilted your head up as he leaned down to press his lips on
top of yours chastely, as if waiting for you to change your mind or stop him.
You swallowed, the uncharacteristically sweet kiss, taking your breath away.
stared at him expectantly, waiting for him to make another move, pleading for
him to take the burden off of you. It had taken a lot for you to show up at his
doorstep and agree, but you needed to clear the air. Now you needed him to meet
you halfway. And as if understanding your expression, he smiled.
He responded before capturing your lips completely.
bodies merged into each other, hungrily and easily, as you stumbled completely
inside his apartment. Jimin shut the door with his free hand while he held you
close with the other. You both kissed messily; the lust, the desire was too
overwhelming to be careful and skillful. You were both aware of that your time
was limited with each other, and you wanted to make the most out of this moment
before it became only a memory.
jacket and sweater hurriedly came off and Jimin pressed you against his kitchen
counter. You panted as his hands climbed under your shirt. All the while, he
nipped at the most sensitive spot on your neck as he traced your stomach
gently. Your hand teasingly traced behind his waistband, knowing he was a
sucker for it.
know I hate that.” he whispered onto your skin.
know you don’t.“ You smirked and he nibbled your earlobe tauntingly. Your
knees buckled. "Fuck.”
giggled and jeered. “I know you don’t hate that either.”
bit your lip as his hands cupped your bra. You locked eyes and there was
completely tense silence as he pulled down your straps from underneath your
shirt. Then his hand glided to your back, not breaking the eye contact, and
expertly unclipped your bra with ease. You gasped as the cold air and the
fabric of your shirt hit your sensitive nipples. Jimin smirked as his hands traced
your body, everywhere but where you really needed him to touch.
could play at this game.
pulled his waistband slightly and your hand traveled down his sweatpants. You
hissed realizing he wasn’t wearing anything underneath so his cock was freely
erect and peeking out from the fabric of his sweats. Taking a finger, you slid
it along his inner thigh up to his hip bone sensually and you felt him twitch
at the welcomed feeling.
scoffed, “You remembered what I told you.”
leaned into his ear, “I remember everything.”
shivered. Then as if to respond, he tugged at ends of your shirt so that the
fabric was rubbing against your nipples and you gasped. You sifted through all
the stories you and Jimin shared, trying to recollect all the preferences and
turn-ons he had divulged to you from his past conquests.
wanting to lose, you pushed your hand deeper into his pants and gripped his
ass. His grin widened as your body had moved closer to do so. You furrowed your
brows at his amusement, but he kissed you unexpectedly.
the fact that you were making out with him fully hit you. You weren’t Gold Mask
and he wasn’t Maroon or Red or Chims…you were just simply yourselves.
was weird, but it also wasn’t at the same time.
smiled into the kiss as you placed both hands on his ass. He chuckled.
know you’ve wanted to touch those for awhile.“
up.” You squeezed his butt and pulled him forward, capturing his lips
hands roamed up, finally cupping your breasts over the thin barrier of the
shirt fabric. But he knew you enjoyed the extra sensation it brought. He
thumbed your nipples in slow circles and you started rubbing your thighs
together, trying to prevent the growing heat and wetness between them.
hands traveled under Jimin’s shirt, gliding over his deliciously toned abdomen
and you tugged at his shirt. Knowingly, he let go of your breasts and allowed
you to pull it off of him in one go.
impressed.“ he chuckled.
taken off a few shirts in my day.” You jeered smugly.
grabbed your waist and pulled you into him. “So have I.”
warning, he threw your shirt off of you and his lips latched onto your
sensitive bud. You gasped and threw your head back as a wave of pleasure hit
you. He sucked and flicked his tongue hastily. Your chest rising and falling
heavily; you arched forward, wanting more of your breast in his mouth.
Now.“ you demanded.
hummed and wrapped his arms around your waist, his mouth still working at your
boobs. You hooked your legs around him and pressed your chest into his face as
he carefully found his way to his couch. You laughed as you warned him that he
was about to hit a table or a vase a few times, but you two eventually reached
it, unscathed. You pushed him down eagerly and straddled him.
smiled as he admired you on top of him, and you could feel a blush growing on
say anything.” You stated, embarrassed.
you’re hott. Don’t be ashamed.“ He laughed.
glared at him and he grabbed your arm to pull you down to him, making you
forget your remark. You locked lips again, already falling into a languid
rhythm, and you rolled your hips forward against him. He groaned into your
mouth and you broke the kiss, climbing up so that your nipple was in front of
his mouth. Understanding what you wanted, he flicked his tongue out and you
fucking tease me Jimin.” You growled.
don’t know what you’re talking about.“ Jimin swirled his tongue at an
insanely slow pace.
you shoved your chest down into his mouth and he eagerly sucked you as you
panted. Hurriedly, you shifted so he could pleasure the other, your more
sensitive one. He sat up and you embraced his head, needing him closer to your
chest than he already was. Your hips were already rocking into him with need.
he unbuttoned your jeans.
You choose TODAY to not wear a skirt?” he hissed as he struggled to pull
laughed as you stood up and pulled off your skinny jeans.
want to be bottom.“ You stated and he cracked up, standing up and
gesturing to the empty couch.
waltzed towards him and latched your mouth onto his neck moles. He gripped your
waist as he exhaled in pleasure. Your hands traveled to his waistband and you pulled
his sweats down violently, as if you were angry at them for still being on.
I brought some.” You smirked as you took it out.
see how fun you think a glowing dick is.“ You cackled as you kissed all
the way down his body, until you fell to your knees.
you do that thing again?” Jimin requested.
You kissed his hip and he whined. It was another one of his weak spots you knew
the condom in with your mouth.” He breathed. “Cause fuck that was
such a turn on.”
chuckled. “Like this?”
pushed his length into your mouth and he winced at the sudden feeling.
fuck. Okay, well maybe you could do a few more of that before you put it on
hummed as you bobbed your head into him a few times, until he grabbed your arm
and pushed you back onto the couch, knowing you were teasing him.
me.” You put the condom around your lips and rolled it into him.
Where did you learn that?“
smirked as you kissed his hip again before lying on your back. "Do you
not.“ he chuckled as he climbed over your body and began giving you a
black and blue right above your left breast, right over your heart. You writhed
under him as you felt his hardness so close to your core. He traveled down your
body, kissing your ribs, your waist, your hips, and your inner thighs as you
squirmed. Then he stuck a finger inside of you, making a lewd squelching sound,
evidence that you were soaking wet for him.
you’re ready for me.” he licked his finger. “But I want another
inhaled sharply as he licked you eagerly. Your body was already on fire from
everything before, but you were practically sweating and emanating intense
heat. You were sure your face was a shade of red and you could see beads of
sweat on Jimin’s forehead too as he ate you out.
the fuck inside me Jimin.“ You hissed.
impatient.” he chuckled but obeyed.
slowly pushed into you and your throat tightened as he filled you up.
you clapped your hands twice and the lights shut. Jimin groaned as his dick lit
up and your lower abdomen was faintly glowing as well.
I’m not doing this.“ Jimin clapped the lights back on as you laughed.
we should do this.” You clapped.
You matched his reprimanding tone, mockingly.
am not fucking you with a glow-in-the dark dick.“
late.” You mused. “I had to put up with your gag gift so you should
suffer the consequences.”
clapped then hurriedly pounded into you, not leaving you time to argue or shut
the lights back off. You gripped at the couch and your hands found his
desperately. He intertwined your fingers and gently worked the sensitive part
of your neck as he slowed down his pace.
want to see you.“ he whispered into your ear. "So don’t shut the
heart flipped at his statement and you nodded understandably. He nibbled your
earlobe again as you lifted your hip up, needing him deeper inside you. Getting
your body language, he pushed in further and you gasped as he found your
You cursed, not expecting him to find it so soon.
there?” he breathed and you nodded, your words failing you.
he fucked you unhurriedly. Hitting that spot repeatedly and languidly.
both were panting heavily and moving to a rhythm of a slow dance with your hips
clashing against each others. You clawed down his back as he painted your skin
with colors of black and blue while rolling into you continuously.
when you came, waves of hot, white pleasure hit you. Your heart was racing
audibly and you saw spots on the ceiling as you came down from your high. And after
a few more thrusts, he finished too, groaning against your skin. He kissed your
shoulder before getting off of you. He chucked the condom into his trash can
and fell, exhausted into the adjacent couch.
You called and his eyes wandered to you.
you over there?“
chuckled and waltzed back to you, tangling his body around yours. "Wasn’t
sure if it’d be weird to cuddle you.”
mean we’re gross and sweaty but I’m down for cuddling.“ You giggled as you
buried your face into his chest. You were a bit shy too, so you would rather he
was close to you than watching your nakedness from afar. He hugged you tightly
and started rubbing your arm softly.
was it?” You whispered.
he grinned. "You?”
there was an awkward silence.
this over now?
hadn’t thought so far ahead, but it’s not like he was rushing you out. You let
your hands roam against his chest, using this opportunity to study the parts of
him that were usually hidden closely. He smiled into your hair as you did so.
He didn’t want you to slip away so quickly again.
shower?” he mumbled.
smiled; your heart was tickled at the thought that he wanted you to stay longer.
he breathed as he rolled off the couch.
outstretched his hand and you grabbed it without hesitation, letting him lead
you to the bathroom. You sat on his sink counter as you watched him turn on the
water, testing the temperature and letting it heat up a bit. Your eyes raked
down his completely bare body; now in the bright lighting of his bathroom, you
saw the crevices between his formed muscles and the firmness of his ass. You
bit your lip as you checked him out fully.
turned to you, and you averted your eyes, which you scolded yourself was very painstakingly
what you see?“ he teased as placed his hands on the counter and leaned in
front of you.
swung your legs innocently.
just checked me out.“ he grinned.
mean, I had nothing else to look at.” You tried to play it off.
hands traveled up your thighs dangerously, and you inhaled sharply. “Well,
I like what I’m seeing.”
shivered as he gripped your thighs and spread your legs open.
You smirked, feeling delighted at the compliment.
I want more.” Jimin whispered as he kissed you.
wrapped your arms around his neck as he settled between your legs. “You
can have as much as you want.”
bit your bottom lip and you two began fighting with your mouths, not caring
that the entire bathroom was now surrounded by steam. The mirrors were fogged
up except for the imprint your back had made from being pressed up against it.
You two were sweating, as if you were in a sauna, but both of you were addicted
to each other’s lips in the heat of the moment.
get in the shower.“ You breathed, trying not to lose yourself completely
you get down, shorty?” he teased and you glared at him as you jumped down
clapped sarcastically and you shoved him, heading to the shower first. Grabbing
your hip, he pulled you back so he could check the water first. Sticking his
tongue out, he jumped in first, sliding the glass door shut childishly. You
rolled your eyes and joined him, letting the warm water relax your body.
it was short-lived because Jimin began pressing kisses down your neck onto your
shoulders from behind. You melted into him, leaning your back into his chest,
as he massaged your breasts. Then traveling with the droplets of water, his
hands slid down and he inserted a finger inside you. You gasped as he dipped
his finger in and out as he kissed your neck and shoulders. Throwing your head
back into the crook of his neck, you moaned and gripped his other hand tightly,
forcing him to be rougher with your breast.
no time, he pushed another finger inside you and you were growing needier. You
pulled his hand out of you and pushed him against the wall, crashing your lip
onto his senselessly. The warm water was rolling down your bodies as you made
out and easily, he flipped you around so now he was pressing you against the
wall. He cupped your face gently and you rubbed your eyes, the showerhead
spraying water into you. Chuckling, he moved you over, away from the direct
line of fire and wiped your eyes and cheek, sliding your damp hair out of your
face. Carefully, he leaned down and captured your lips. You covered his hands
with yours, enjoying the sensation of him cradling your face as he kissed you
sweetly. Jimin deepened the kiss and you pulled him forward by his waist, needing
him closer to you.
the kissing progressed, your lips and hands became more frantic, needy, and
heated. Soon, Jimin was holding you up as you clung your legs and arms around
him; the water added to the sensation of your bodies flushed together. He
bucked into you as you gasped with each thrust. Before reaching his high, he
pulled out and you quickly pumped him through his orgasm.
giggled as you ended up shampooing and scrubbing down his body while he
recuperated. After a short break, he was combing through your hair and
returning the favor while shaping your hair into weird shapes and making
bubbles with the soap. You two washed up and afterwards, he bundled you up in a
towel and carried you to his bed. Although he chucked you at the end, it was still
a somewhat romantic gesture. You cracked up as he shuffled around his room
naked, carelessly drying his hair by ruffling it with a towel.
you could probably wear one of my tight boxers. And you love stealing my
sweaters anyway …where is your favorite one…“ he hummed as he perused
You drawled as you unwrapped yourself from the towel and displayed yourself
again. “I was thinking about another round.”
blinked as he turned to find you tracing your body with your fingers
seductively. He threw his head back and laughed, making his way to you.
on.“ He bit his lip and climbed on top of you.
grinned widely as you placed your hands on his shoulders.
I want top this time.”
night lasted long; the sounds of your voices and bodies creating a symphony
that reverberated throughout the room, and most probably audibly throughout the
entire apartment complex.
two exhaled, exhausted. You were already teetering into slumber, mumbling
incoherent things as Jimin cleaned you up. He chuckled and made various hums of
approval to egg on your nonsensical conversation. When he slipped beside you,
he was surprised when you rested your head onto his chest and nuzzled into his
arms. He blinked, stunned, but then he realized your breathing had slowed and
your body visibly was rising and falling at a steady rhythm. You were already
knocked out. He yawned, feeling a wave of tiredness hit him as well. Tightening
his embrace around you, he let himself finally recollect the whirlwind that had
just passed by. His thoughts crashed into him in the silence.
was different with an emotional
was a thousand times more incredible than any of his past experiences.
this wasn’t just any emotional connection.
stroked your hair gently as he watched you sleep soundly on his chest.
more minutes that ticked by with you in his arms, the more the dots began to
connect. Why he had been stupid this whole time, why he had been drawn to you
without reason. But there was a reason.
reason that he didn’t think would ever in a million years surface inside him.
was in love with you.
was a strange feeling coming to the realization, but it wasn’t unfamiliar
emotion. He had probably been in love with you for a long time now, but had
suppressed it out of fear, and simply out of ignorance.
was absolutely stunned by his revelation. His heart was hammering so loudly
against his chest; he prayed that you wouldn’t wake up from the sound. He
kissed the top of your head and gently smoothed circles against your arm.
Pulling you closer to him, he wanted to ingrain this moment inside his mind and
onto his skin for as long as possible.
A few hours later, you stirred. It took you a
few seconds to figure out where you were and who was beside you, then all the
events prior to you falling asleep flashed through your mind. You smiled sadly as
you stared at Jimin sleeping peacefully in front of you.
carefully slipped out of bed, easily escaping from his limp, slumber-stricken
arms. Carefully, you pushed his hair out his face and pressed your lips against
out of the room, gathered your clothes outside, and left the apartment swiftly,
without looking back.
was your decision.
The next day, you showed up at Tae’s
apartment, feeling refreshed, light hearted, confident, and ready to take on a
whole new world. You were ready to shed your old skin and jump into a new one,
one that you would build with Tae beside you.
You knocked on his door and his
beaming face welcomed you. Your heart soared at the delight in his eyes at
seeing you in front of him.
"Y/N! I was just going to go
pick you up. Why’re you here?”
"I just couldn’t wait.“
"For what?” he tilted his
"I wanted to tell you my answer
"My answer is yes, Tae. I would
love to be your girlfriend.“
not going to lie, Natsu’s past is really fucked up.
he found out that he is a demon, e.n.d, and he is ‘dead’ and the most 'evil’ wizard is his brother and creator. o and he was all alone when he went to the future. plus If Zeref dies, he dies and he has to kill Zeref before Zeref kills everyone he knows and loves.
don’t you think that’s more fucked up? Maybe a little worst than Erza.