Kintsugi (n) – The Japanese art of repairing broken
pottery with gold
Characters: Jungkook x Reader
Genre: Fluff, Angst
Word Count: 32,683
Warnings: Depression is a constant theme in this story, so if it’s something that makes you uncomfortable then please keep it in mind!
Author’s Note: The Taekook version is now up on AO3 if you’re interested!
Summary: Jungkook never expected to meet her, the girl that shone as bright as a million suns yet carried a darkness so heavy in her heart that it left her soul shattered, scrambling to pick up the splintered pieces and put herself back together again before she fell apart once more. He never expected to meet her, but he did, and he wouldn’t change it for a thing.
Fridays nights were supposed to be a student’s greatest sanctuary – a time for winding down and finally breathing after the weight of a week that seemed to be never ending had been lifted from their shoulders. Some chose to party until they no longer remembered who they were, some chose to have movie marathons until the sun was high in the sky and their eyes were burning from the pixels that were now ingrained in their brains, and some chose to bask in their solitude and block out the world until Monday came around and forced human interaction again. Whatever it was, it was supposed to be that one moment of freedom before reality came crashing down once more.
It was supposed to be relaxing.
It was supposed to be calming.
It was supposed to be rejuvenating.
So what, pray tell, was sitting curled up on the floor against the wall in the hall, shivering in nothing but pyjamas with murderous thoughts as her sole company?
Anything but that.