LETS TALK ABOUT JIKOOK !!! Okay, so you mentioned 2014-2015 Jimin started to give up and just put some distance with Jungkook.. what exactly was he doing that made it so obvious ?? Sorry, I wasn't in the fandom around that time and I haven't really seen much videos/gifs. Except that video on youtube about how bts was playing that game in the practice room during i need u/dope era and jimin wouldn't look at jungkook like aT ALL.
Oh man here we are. The time has come. I’m actually answering this ask. Strap in y’all.
So anon, I don’t feel like Jimin made it painfully obvious that he was putting distance between him and Jungkook, but I definitely think his behavior (aka undying love) towards him became much more subtle when he realized that not only did Jungkook react strongly to Jimin’s attention, but the fans were reacting as well.
I’d say roughly pre Danger era we had a lot of in your face Jungkookie love coming from Jimin
It used to be a lot of this
And all of this
You can also check out this gifset
But then it seemed like Jimin relaxed a little. I mean he still doted on Jungkook. But it was more like hyung-dongsaeng rather than boy who has an obvious crush
He started to let Jungkook come to him
I do remember that video in the practice room where people were speculating that Jimin was mad at Kookie, but if they really were having a disagreement then I’m sure it was just something small, between close friends, rather than a romantic fight.
I think what is a little more telltale is the difference in the two when Jimin is asked about his love of Jungkook. Pre INU era Jimin and Jungkook reacted like this
Whereas during INU era after Jimin had calmed down with his affection, this was their reaction to a similar question
Like look at the difference here. Jimin is less forward with his feelings, and much more reserved, but Kookie is over there doing God knows what with his face. Almost challenging Jimin. What has happened here….
It’s like Kookie stopped being as shy and he’s trying to let Jimin know he doesnt mind the attention he used to give him
And after this it’s just a slow build of Jungkook being more and more affectionate towards Jimin, and Jimin getting back to showering Jungkook with attention and honestly they both have never looked happier
While I dont think that their relationship has completely changed (they still have a bit of a push and pull) its all a lot more fun now, and they seem to be on equal footing with a mutual understanding. It makes me think that maybe they actually sat down and talked about their relationship and how each of them felt to get to the comfortable place they are in now ~whispers~ in love ~end whispers~