You Again Part 7
pairing: jungkook x reader x jimin
genre: fluff/angst + college au
word count: 1308
Dance was Jungkook’s escape. Whenever he was particularly stressed out about something, it would always be his go-to to help him clear his mind and recently that was just the thing he desperately needed. His mind was in an utter chaos and he could not, for the life of him, figure out what he had done for you to suddenly stop talking to him. Things were perfectly fine until that night, so he tried to retrace his footsteps and think about what he did, but no matter how hard he racked his brain, he just didn’t know.
So, he resorted to dancing and when he focused his entire being on the dance moves and the music, it almost felt like he could stop thinking about you. Almost, but as soon as he stopped to catch a breath or rest, you came running back into his mind.
It had been another sleepless night for Jungkook and he just needed to stop thinking about you. you. you. He was tired, no doubt, but his brain refused to stop overthinking and over analyse any moments that the two of you had together. He didn’t know how many times he had yawned already and at one point he even tried counting sheep, but obviously that failed, otherwise he wouldn’t be laying on his bed with his eyes wide open at 5:32 in the morning. He just wanted to fall asleep but he had lost track of how many hours had passed with him not managing to get even a wink of sleep.
He decided that he just needed to tire himself out and what better way than by exerting all of his energy on dancing. Tossing his blanket to the side, Jungkook dragged himself out of bed and got on his way to the dance studio.
“What are you doing outside the dorm Y/N?” Jungkook asks as he sees you standing alone in the cold, rubbing your palms together and breathing into your cupped hands, hoping that the warmth would somehow seep into your body.
You wanted to run away or hide but that would mean having to wait for who knows how long until the next person came out of the building and you could already barely feel your toes. I guess I would’ve had to face him sooner or later. You just never thought that it would be in this situation.
All Jungkook could feel was shock, because it was really you. You, who seemingly gained complete control of his mind. He doesn’t know why but everything he thinks about always gets linked back to you and it’s frustrating as hell how he can’t even see something like green tea without immediately being reminded of you because he knew you drank it religiously.
The first thing he notices is how pale you look. He wonders whether you have been disregarding your own health to cram for the upcoming exams - a bad habit that he always chided you about before.
“Umm.. I may or may not have left my student ID in my room,” you say sheepishly.
“Could you pretty please swipe me in, it’s freezing and I’ve been standing here for what feels like hours.” You could feel the desperation practically leaking from your words.
Jungkook had just been about to say something about you being so forgetful that you might as well be demented but any amusement that had been on his face previously quickly changed to concern at the mention of how long you had been standing out in the cold and whatever snarky comment he wanted to throw at you had been quickly forgotten. You idiot, that must be why you seem so pale.
The reason why you had been stuck outside the dorm for so long was partly because you had no one to call. It wasn’t like you didn’t have friends or anything, but most of them didn’t live in the same residence hall as you. Jaeeun and Jimin both lived on the other side of the campus and you were definitely not going to call Jungkook when you had been basically running away from him for the entirety of the week. Funny. The universe was just bent on always going against you and the turn of events was basically mocking you for your stupidity.
When you stepped into the warmth of the building, a sigh escaped you as you felt the relief of finally getting away from the bone-chilling cold outside. Bless whoever invented heating.
Jungkook only stared at you because he had no idea what to say. There were just too many things he needed to ask, too many things he wanted to tell you. It felt as though if he were to speak, all the sentences would become a jumbled mess because at this moment, his thoughts were running 250 miles per hour and it was way too fast for him to properly collect his thoughts. What happened to us? Did I do something wrong? He didn’t know what to ask first. What he did know was that he wanted to hug you. So badly. God, he just wanted to envelop you in his warmth because if the way your teeth chattered previously was any indication, you looked absolutely freezing.
All Jungkook wanted was to just hold you in his arms and tell you how much he missed you. But he didn’t, no, he couldn’t, because at this point in time, he wasn’t even sure whether you hated him or not. He didn’t even know if you still wanted to be friends with him anymore. Friends. How he hated that word. He wanted to be so much more when it came to you but he always felt like he was stuck in the limbo of the ‘friend-zone’ with you. Now, however, compared to the way you were acting recently, he would choose being friends over this in a heartbeat. He just wanted to see you again. The real you who laughed at everything even when things weren’t even funny. Like how ridiculous is that? He would do anything just to hear your laugh again.
Jungkook didn’t know he had missed you this much. Of course, he knew that he was always thinking about you but seeing you in real life right in front of him heightened all of his previous emotions. It practically ached him just to look at you. If you didn’t drive him crazy before, every thought he had about you came rushing back to him twofold and a gigantic hurricane filled with photos of you currently decided to move into his brain.
Jungkook missed how you would always ruffle his hair, the way your hands would occasionally touch his when the two of you were walking side by side and most of all, the hugs you gave. When you were hugging him, you would smile against his chest and your arms would naturally wrap around his waist. You always smelled like vanilla and hugging you was
probably definitely his favourite feeling in the entire world but it never lasted long enough. Before he knew it, you would usually untangle your arms from his way too fast for his own liking, leaving him feeling undeniably hollow, as though the two of you had been made to stay in each other’s embrace.
“Uh-I-I gotta go to my room, bye Jungkook” you stuttered as your mind scrambled to come up with a reason to avoid the newfound tension between the two of you. You knew you had to probably talk it out with him sooner or later because it just wasn’t fair for him to be in this situation. You really didn’t mean to confuse him or make him upset in any way but you just couldn’t face him. Not now, anyway, not when you were not even half awake, not when you knew your under eye circles probably looked like hell.
As Jungkook watched you dart up the stairs, his heart sank at the thought that he let another opportunity to talk to you slip away…
author’s note: this chpt was mostly just angst (hahah sry abt that) but hopefully the next chpt will be more fluffy. tbh idek how these chpts will turn out myself until i actually finish writing them so u nvr know what could happen! I hope you enjoyed chpt 7 nonetheless and i rly appreciate it when u guys leave me any kind of feedback so thank u for that !! <3