When Two Worlds Collide [Pt.1]
Pairing: Kim Namjoon x Reader
Genre: Angst & Eventual Fluff
Word Count: 1,742
By myself, I wandered the streets of Rome. On this particular Thursday night, Italy felt still; so quiet and empty. Only the street lights and late night cafes lit the entire city, walking alone at ten thirty in the evening was nice - light cool breezes blowing against my face, hair waving in the air as if it was for some sort of hair commercial. The amount of wind blowing in the air felt refreshing, and even if I were tired it would immediately bring me back to my senses. There are so many famous landmarks here and of course I had to visit one of the most well known tourist spots, the Trevi Fountain.
The fountain held legends, legends that made promises, promises that I wanted to test; to see for myself if I could still have faith in fate and legends. I stopped in front of the centre of the famous fountain itself and pulled out my phone, wanting to capture a picture of beauty that stood in front of me.
I pulled out my phone, seeing one or two tourists trying to capture the same view as I was. I felt someone stand beside me, someone who was much taller than me. As I was about to snap a picture I felt an arm whack my phone to the ground. My immediate reaction was bending to the ground to pick it up, not even bothering to shout at the guy who nearly broke my phone.
“I am so sorry oh my god, is it broken?” I recognised that voice, and the name slipped off my tongue without any further thoughts
“RM?” I say before even looking up at the man, but when I saw the world famous leader of BTS crouching in front of me; my guess became a reality.
“How did you know without even seeing me?” He questioned, his eyes looking into mine in search for an answer. I felt my own eyes widen and my breathing get caught in my own throat, stunned at the man stood before me, he was breathtakingly beautiful; a lot more handsome in person than what I would see through the screen.
“Let me guess, you’re a fan?” He laughed slightly as my cheeks flushed.
“ARMY.” I corrected. He continued to chuckle as I stood, brushing over my phone and switching it on to make sure it was still working. He mirrored me and stood.
“It’s not broken is it?”
“No, it’s not don’t need to worry.” I laughed.
After taking a picture I dug for three coins in my pocket, to test my luck and see if my wishes would be granted.
“Aw dang.” I groaned as I could only pull out two coins from my left pocket. Staring at the two, one euros in my palm, I clenched onto it slightly disappointed.
“A coin short for the fountain?” His mellow voice from beside me asked, the voice so familiar, so recognisable, yet I can’t quite put my finger on it.
“Hah, uh yeah - what good luck huh?” I let out a breathy laugh.
“Wait I didn’t catch your name, let me be gentlemanly; I’m Namjoon.” He stuck out his right hand for me to shake, taking it into my own I smiled. His palm somewhat cold against mine, he continued to shake it as if he was waiting for a response.
“I know, and I’m Y/N. It’s very nice to meet you RM.” My hand was still in his as he laughed.
As I let go of his hand, I realised he had put something in mine. I opened my palm to find a Euro, sitting there gleaming under the moonlight. I looked up at him and he was smiling right back down at mine.
“I can’t take your money like this.” I say as I tried to pass his Euro back to him, but he refused to take it.
“It’s my job to make ARMYs happy and grant their wishes.” He said as he placed his hand on my shoulder, a friendly gesture that sent my body into some sort of shock.
“Don’t mention it, I kind of owe you anyway since I smacked your phone onto the ground, now you should throw your coins.” He urged as he took a step back to give me space.
I had my back facing the fountain as I took one euro with my right hand and threw it over my left shoulder. Hearing it land in the fountain, I smiled.
“Now you’re going to return to Rome in the future.” Namjoon said softly beside you. I nodded and continued onto my second coin, successfully making it into the fountain again his soft voice rung in my ears.
“New romance huh? Are you looking?” He chuckled. I laughed at his response and shook my head. “Last coin, make it worth it Y/N.” The last coin was the Euro he gave to me and so, i took my chances and threw it, the same way I’ve been throwing my two other Euros.
“You’ve got pretty good aim, all three of your coins made it into the fountain.” He recalled.
“And Mr Smartypants, what does the last coin mean?” I teased lightly.
“It ensures marriage, but you look a little young for that.”
“You’re not wrong, but you never know what’ll happen in the future.” He didn’t, but I knew my own future and what fate had in store for me; well at least I thought I knew. “If I get married, I’ll have to thank you.”
“Why me?” He asked, his head tilted slightly.
“Because the last coin was from you.”
“Then I better be invited to your wedding!”
“Can’t I invite all seven of you guys to sing at my wedding?” I laughed.
“I’ll be sure to make that happen.” There was a slight silence until I perked up and asked him a question.
“Aren’t you going to throw three coins?”
“Don’t need to.”
“Already done it?”
“No, because I already know I’ll be returning to Rome and I’m too young and busy to even think about marriage.”
“But what about the second coins meaning?”
“I don’t need new romance because my love’s back at home.” The way his eyes lit up as he said that, the way he smiled as his head dropped in embarrassment. It was cute, even someone as famous as RM himself got shy talking about romance.
“That’s really cute, she’s lucky to have you.”
“I’m the lucky one.”
“Wait, why are you telling me? I just told you I’m an ARMY, don’t you think I’m going to go tell everyone that you’re in a relationship?”
“No, it’s weird but I trust you.”
“You just met me.”
“You’re an ARMY, I can trust you.” His eyes showed sincerity, as if he knew already that I wouldn’t tell a single soul that he was happily in love.
“You have my word, I won’t tell.”
He was trying to take a photo of himself in front of the fountain, but I could tell he was struggling especially with the poor lighting.
“Let me be your Jimin.” I offered.
“I’m sorry what?”
“Let me be your photographer is what I meant. You need something to post for Kim Daily right?”
“So you really are a fan huh?”
“More than I would like to admit.” I laughed as he handed me his phone. He posed for the photos and I did my best to capture the two beauties in one picture.
“I know this is odd, but could you get a picture?”
“Sure, but if you could please not post it anywhere…”
“I meant if you could take a picture of me and the fountain.” I teased, his face dropped and his cheeks flushed.
“I’m just kidding. Could we get a picture together?”
“No!” He teased me back and huffed.
“Aww man, please! I was kidding!!”
“Want to take a walk?” He suggested.
“Sure.” I agreed so easily, I’ve just met this guy and not a regular one at that either. It was strange because it feels as though we’ve known each other for years but in reality, it’s only been half an hour.
“So are you travelling alone?” He asked as we continued our walk.
“Yeah I am.”
“Must be nice to do that.”
“Mmm, yeah it is. What about you? We thought you lost your passport and couldn’t make it back to Korea with everyone else. Turns out you’re here huh?” I laughed.
“Ah when you say ‘we’ you mean ARMYs right? This is a spontaneous trip with my parents.”
“That’s sweet, how come they’re not with you now?”
“They’re back at the hotel, I wanted to take some photos on my own so that’s why I’m here.” I nodded my head, understanding.
“Where are you going next?” He asked, not letting our conversation finish.
“South Korea actually, I leave tomorrow.”
“Yeah.” I felt my heart clench knowing that I had to leave this place so soon.
“You don’t sound happy, what’s up? Why are you going to Korea?”
“My father signed a contract that I need to fulfil. That’s why I’m here, this was my last opportunity to travel for two weeks before having to move to S.K.”
“Needn’t worry your pretty head over it Namjoon.” I laughed and he mimicked me.
“Since you’re going to Korea, and I live there let’s meet up! I feel like we get on really well and it’s kind of weird for me to say this even though we just met but you seem like you’re going to be there for a while and you’ll need a friend right? You can meet the guys too and you can invite them to sing at your future wedding yourself.” He mocked in a teasingly way.
“Ha ha ha, it’s weird for me too but it’s like I’ve known you for a lot longer than I actually have and I could definitely do with new friends in a foreign country. So let me know when you’re back in Korea!”
“Like an old friend.”
“Yeah, like an old friend.”
And so, after we had exchanged our numbers; we parted ways. Whether or not we were going to actually meet again was a different story, but I hoped. I hoped we got a chance to see each other before I was bound by that contract.
Finally got to write part 1 ~ let me know if you’d like a part 2!