Pairing: Jungkook X reader
Summary: You’re bored, exhausted and just plain tired of working especially since you got stuck with nightshift. It feels as though you’ll never end up going home until someone walking in catches your eye. Jungkook offers to keep you occupied but also tries to avoid getting you in trouble.
(A/N: Literally a experience I’ve had from some guy while on night shift. All of which was awkward and terrible but if you add in Jungkook it makes it seem….romantic? Weird. *ididntendupgivinghimmynumber*)
The woman and her young daughter smiled at you politely as you took the cash from her hands and started to put it into the register. The mom takes a quick glance around the mostly abandoned store and what looks like at something behind you. She leans in looking concerned.
“I can’t believe they have you working out here this late at night all alone. Please be careful.”
Knowing the danger yourself you had no choice but to agree, trying to not panic yourself with the thought. You gave the woman a reassuring smile.
“Yes Ma’am. I’ll be careful.”
She gave a small one back, nodding her head.
“Have a good night then.”
“You too!” You called after her as the two of them walked away.
You let out a long sigh, already completely drained from the long hours you had been receiving. Taking a glance outside the glass doors you notice how dark it was outside, seeing only a few cars under the dimly lit parking lot. You wondered why people would even come into the clothing store so late at night during the week but settled on assuming they needed something badly for the next day.
As you turn around you see a boy around your age, awkwardly walking back and forth in the aisles near your register. You recognized him from earlier when you greeted his group of friends from entering the store so it was odd to you that he was now all alone. His tall figure was hard to miss along with his perfectly light brown hair and attractively cute brown eyes to match. You couldn’t help but keep looking over at him as you attempted to stay busy, wondering why he wouldn’t just come over already if he was planning to do so.
Curiosity caused you to look over in his direction for far too long when he quickly glanced at you during the same time. At first he continued at what he was looking at before taking a second look back over to you when he realized you had made eye contact. Like it was second nature you whipped your head in the other direction, already feeling the blood rushing to your cheeks.
“Damn it..” You whispered to yourself.
It didn’t take too long afterwards to hear a set of footsteps coming closer to you and the handsome boy now stood in front of you.
“Oh, uh. Hi-…Did you find everything okay?” You asked, mentally beating yourself up from the nervous tone you couldn’t hide.
Jungkook’s nose crinkled, revealing his smile all at the same time.You saw his eyes scanning your name tag.
“Yeah, everything was fine. How was work today? Slow, Y/N?”
“Kinda. It wasn’t too bad earlier but now i’m lucky if a customer comes in once every hour. You didn’t notice this place was a ghost town when you came in?” You said with a slight laugh in your voice.
Jungkook shrugged, leaning on the counter across from you as he easily made eye contact for the third time.
“Maybe a lot of them just carpooled.” He joked.
“What about you? How come you’re in here so late? I would have been home asleep already but it seems like you guys are in some real need of jeans if you’re coming in here at 12:30.”
“Oh, It was their idea. One of my friends has a thing to go to and we just got off work so there wasn’t really much time to go out before. The 3 of us all just moved here. ”
Your eyes widened in shock as you crossed your arms over your chest, relaxing a lot more than you were before.
“What? Really? Why would you ever move here?” You teased, knowing this place wasn’t all that exciting.
“Work, it wasn’t much of a choice. But seriously, what do you guys do for fun around here?” He giggled.
Even the sound of his laugh sounded sweet. The oddly empty store, the casual conversation, and just seeing him leaned up against the countertop wearing his grey, oversized hoodie along with the tight black jeans, all worked together in a strangely romantic atmosphere. It looked like a scene out of a movie to anyone else just watching. You didn’t feel scared like you usually would have when the store was just you and one other person. It felt nice in the sense he didn’t seem to have bad intentions.
“Here? Absolutely nothing. We have a movie theater, which is easy to get sick of, and the mall that has maybe 2 good stores in it. I mean, if you’re with someone else then anything can be fun, you know? Me and my friends have just resorted to hanging out at home talking about when we can move out of here.”
“Why don’t you move out then?”
You gave him a “Do I look like I can afford to just move out” look to which he laughed and apologized.
“We’ll for starters we’re all in college so we definitely can’t afford to just up and move.”
“Understandable, so how about making the most of it? I heard you guys have a skating rink around here.”
You covered your mouth with you hand, not being able to hold back your laughter.
“Yeah but I went there all the time in middle school. I’m not exactly the target age for that place.”
“Didn’t you just say anything is fun with someone else?”
“Yeah and which one of my friends do you think will even agree to something as childish as rollerskating? The place is packed with children.”
Jungkook fiddled with his phone, suddenly acting shy. You tilted your head only slightly out of confusion. The somewhat cocky boy was now the same one cowering behind the electronic device in his hands.
“Why is it?” You asked, watching his face for a reaction.
“Do you maybe wanna go sometime?”
Before you could even think about answering you heard the rest of his friends coming over, one putting his arm around him. You greeted the one who came over first, watching him set his stuff down in front of you. Yugyeom smiled at you.
“Was Jungkook bothering you? He’s not the best with talking to girls he thinks are pretty.”
You mentally took down his name, hearing it for the first time. Jungkook looked annoyed but didn’t say anything, actually wanting to hear your answer.
“Not really, i’m glad he came over. I was bored out of my mind.” You answered, cooly.
You couldn’t help but notice the small smile Jungkook got afterwards, making you smile as well. You started to ring everything up, scanning each item perfectly. You had been doing this all day but it felt pressuring when you could feel Jungkook’s gaze on you. It started to make you think just how long before you noticed him was he watching you for and if you had done anything stupid in the meantime.
“Alright, that’ll be $93.67.”
Jungkook stepped up from behind Yugyeom, handing you his card.
“I got it.” He stated.
You pointed over to the card reader, trying to tell him he had to swipe his card instead. He embarrassingly started to blush, fumbling with the card as he realized his mistake. It was hard not to think about how adorable he was even when he was trying to show off.
“Fine, you can bring it to the car then. We’ll wait outside, okay?” Yugyeom suggested as he started to walk out with the third friend.
“Yeah, I’ll be there in a sec.”
He watched as the two of them left the store before turning back to you. You pulled the receipt out of the machine, attempting to hand it over to him but he only took a look at it before saying, “I know this is really forward and you probably get this all the time but…do you think you could write your number on the receipt?”
It did happen occasionally so you were almost positive he was bound to ask but actually hearing him say it filled you up with happiness, feeling a strange feeling in your chest. You were now the one blushing, scribbling your number down quickly as if he would have changed his mind if you wrote it down too slow.
“You better not stand me up on that skating rink offer.” You joked, smiling at him as you handed back the receipt.
Jungkook’s face lit up in front of you as he took it from your hand, accidentally grazing yours.
“Have a good night, Y/N.”
You nodded. “Yeah, you too.”
As he walked out of the store you heard Yugyeom from the parking lot yell.
“Did you get her number?”
“Hell yeah, I did!”
Instantly as the door shut behind him you ended up bursting out laughing at how childish they were and for the rest of the night, work didn’t seem too bad. The only thing that seemed difficult was wiping the smile off of your face as you kept thinking back on what just happened.