~College!au Pen Pal Yoongi~ PART FOUR
Yoongi trailed after his friends entering the club. Warning off the younger ones to not end up wasted by the end of the night, he headed for the bar. Sitting down on one of the bar stools, he greeted the bartender.
“Just a beer.” The bartender nodded in response before turning around.
Taking a look at his surroundings, Yoongi noticed someone sitting a few stools beside him. She was young, as young as he was probably, sat at the bar, eyes trained on her tall glass of water.
“You look out of place,” Yoongi called over the music. Snapping her head up, she gave a polite smile. “My friends are here. I’m their driver.”
“Ah. That must suck,” Yoongi took a swig from the beer bottle given to him by the bartender.
“Eh, we take turns,” She shrugged in response, taking a sip of the water. “You have a ride?”
“That would be me,” A voice cut in. Yoongi turned to Namjoon with a raised brow. “I’m heading out for a minute. Make sure the boys don’t…do anything crazy, okay?”
Simply nodding his head, Yoongi returned his attention to the girl beside him. “You look like you’re in a mood?” She cocked her head to the side and squinted her eyes, as if analyzing him.
“That’s just my resting face,” Yoongi shrugged it off.
“Man, you need to smile more,” She shook her head, scooting over so she was in the stool just left of his.
“Hm, not the first time I’ve heard someone say that,” Yoongi looked up as in thought.
“Well, you should listen to them. Life’s too short to be living it so gloomily,” She placed her elbow on the counter and rested her head against her hand.
Yoongi could only shrug. “I like staying inside my own room. I’m happy in there.”
“I can relate. My friends had to practically drag me out of mine,” She sighed.
“Yeah, and usually I’m one for going out and having a blast. Just wasn’t feeling it tonight, though.” Yoongi knew there was a reason but he didn’t pry.
“Don’t mind me asking but what’s your name?”
Smiling brightly, she stuck her hand out, “Y/N!”
You waited for the man beside you to shake your hand but he only eyed it curiously.
“Uh, you’re supposed to shake it, you know that, right?” You asked warily. The man hesitantly shook your hand. “Yoongi.”
“Nice to meet you!” Instead of receiving an answer, he went back to drinking his beer. Pouting, you stared at him.
Gazing at you in the corner of his eye, he turned to you, “Can I help you with something?”
“No, probably not. You just remind me of someone I know.”
“Must be a joy to be around,” Yoongi muttered, sarcastically.
“Oh, he’s nice. I like him,” you shrugged referring to your pen pal. You didn’t know that much about him, besides that he’s quite the opposite of you. “Total opposites.”
“I know someone like that, too. Total opposites,” Yoongi rolled his eyes, a chuckle escaping his lips. It wasn’t a full smile, but it was a smile.
“Look! You smiled! See? You just need someone to bring you that smile,” You grinned, cheekily. Why were you talking to this stranger you hardly knew? You were off campus at the moment, so he most likely didn’t go to your college.
“Right…Well, Namjoon came back in and I’m gonna out. Want one?” He offered the rolled up piece of paper with thousands of deadly chemicals trapped inside waiting to be inhaled. Gulping, you turned away. “Nope. No thanks.”
“Don’t smoke?” He guessed, placing the cigarette between his lips, not bothering to light it yet.
“No. And I don’t think you should, either. It’s not good for you.”
Yoongi scoffed, “I’m aware of the dangers and I don’t smoke often. Not that kind of guy. What’s the real reason you’re so against it?” He stood up to leave.
“My sister used to smoke. It was bad,” Your eyes stayed glued to the water in front of you.
“Used to? She stopped?” Yoongi asked, and you knew he wanted your answer to be positive. But deep down he knew it wasn’t.
“Wasn’t able to. Lung cancer,” You mumbled. Sitting back down, he took the cigarette out of his mouth. “I’m sorry.”
Shaking your head, you offered a smile, “It was an eye opener for me. Without her death, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Spreading positivity and trying to make others make the best out of life.”
“That’s why you told me not to be so depressed,” Yoongi guessed in a monotone, as if understanding.
“I didn’t say depressed! Just not enthusiastic.”
“What’s there to be enthusiastic about?”
“Uh, friends, family, anything that caused you any spark of happiness?”
“Like a soft spot?”
“Exactly!” You snapped your fingers. “Learn to have a soft spot. Most times it’s a person. And please, make some sort of effort.” You offered one final smile before going to find your friends.
Even after you left, Yoongi pondered over what you had said. He did say he was going to try to be less…like himself for his pen pal. But how?
WOAH IDK BOUT YOU BUT I THINK THIS CHAP SUCKED👀 SORRY IF IT WENT IN SUCH A BAD DIRECTION. ITLL GET BETTER THOOOO ENJOY THE SOFT YOONGI GIF THO….