u mentioned early 2016 as being things when stuff starts to change, and i’m wondering, can u give any examples to that? love ur blog and opinions btw
i think the tension and blatant flirting between jikook started with that infamous heartbeat vlive, keep in mind that in the late 2015 on a christmas video in which jungkook was asked what was his desire, he casually pointed at jimin
that day marked the point in which JK started to return JM’s affection (you know like publicly, i have no idea if when they realized they like each other romantically, what I’m saying that was when JK started to become more confident in showing his fondness/crush/some sort towards JM in front of the cameras), obviously, that video doesnt show enough proof, but still, I think we can still count that since to this very day I still havent found any heterosexual explanation for JK’s particular action.
now back to this vlive
you can watch it again, the tension was so apparent, and Jungkook legit flirted with Jimin, when asked by JM why did he came there, JK said that he wanted to see ARMYs (blah) while smiling all goofy at JM which was retorted with JM pointing out that he of course couldn’t see the fans through the camera.
JK just shrugged it off and made himself comfortable sitting behind JM, with his body literally almost rounding him.
then the fucking heartbeat talk, I know many said that he was being cheesy towards ARMYs (again) but keep in mind that JK kept looking at JM the whole time he said those cheesy pick up line that it got JM flustered.
At first I thought this was just a coincidence and i dont want to seem like i’m reaching but then it becomes a pattern.
check this post, jungkook keeps using us armys to flirt with jimin i s2g this boy-
(also. the lastest jikook vlive where jk used the my heart is burning pick up line, he kept looking at jimin and waited for his reaction and jimin once again, became flustered)
and the of course the infamous osaka vlive where everyone was almost convinced that jungkook was hiding jm in his room that they were alone together, with jimin clothes laid on the chair/sofa and body electric was playing on the speaker before cockblocker taehyung came to cockblock
OH and dont forget the “where do you think you’re running off to?” which made people went nuts. bc wtf Jungkook
so yeah, that’s my take on jikook in 2016, i think that was the year when they both started to be bold with their flirting and maybe they realized their attractions towards each other around that time too, that was why the change in their dynamic began to be so apparent to the fans.
but tbh i dont know if i can say that 2016 was the year when they actually got together lol, i still think that the last japan trip was when they actually established their relationship