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INTO THE NIGHT {part 5 of SLIPPING AWAY}

I just feel so fucking stupid now. Jungkook muttered, breaking his retelling of the story to come back to the present. Namjoon stood there, the beeping of the machines now in the forefront of his mind after reliving meeting you for the first time. He looked over at the bed, you were hooked up to machines, your breathing was now regulated by a timed mechanism that forcibly put are into your lungs. I broke my fucking promise. Jungkook muttered as he looked at you.

Vulnerable. That’s what you were, the embodiment of vulnerability, lying alone in the middle of a hospital room. Your body had become black and blue with bruises, your face swollen, your heart beat was put on a screen for all to see as they passed by. Jungkook stroked your hand with his thumb. He had made that one promise a couple years back and now he felt as though he had completely wronged you.

Jungkook, we can’t constantly be ready. It was stupid of us to think we could constantly protect her. Namjoon murmured. We didn’t realize how much they knew. Namjoon continued but Jungkook shook his head at the thought.

We could have done something. We’ve protected her before. Jungkook seethed, but didn’t look at Namjoon. He recalled a memory, a moment very early on when Jungkook realized just how serious this mission was for you.

He closed his eyes as he began to remember the moment in clarity.

It had been a couple months that Jungkook had been put on as your main guard, but you were still very closed. Jin had done everything in his power, from cooking to trying to pry information to having Yoongi hack your interface, to see what you were working on, but every time, there you would close yourself off. One night, Jungkook sat in the common area, everyone had already gone to sleep, and he made himself a cup of tea, propping his foot up onto his bended knee as he opened a book.

During the couple of months of guarding, he had started to read up on various scientific feats that were happening. He noticed a trend with scientific discoveries. They all seemed to work towards helping the world continue forward. There had been a large decline in food production and energy sources were running low, so science was being pushed into full gear towards finding an answer. Jungkook rubbed his brow as he read the heavily scientific worded text. Sighing, he placed the book down and leaned his head back onto the couch.

What are you doing? Your voice rang through the silent common area and Jungkook’s eyes shot open. He looked over to see you, your hair in its usual messy bun, your eyes still hidden behind large frames, and your body clad in sweats. He watched as you slowly approached, tilting your head to read the title that was printed on the spine of the book. Development of Human Resources? Jesus, I haven’t read that book in years. You muttered as you looked at the book. Jungkook’s eyes went a little wide.

You’ve read this? He asked and you chuckled a little bit.

Read it? I wrote part of it. You murmured with a smug grin on your face. Jungkook looked down at the book, flipping to the front. Right there in black and white was your name in the contributors section. I did it as part of my PhD thesis at university. I was working with a lot of esteemed scientists at the time. You explained as Jungkook’s finger ran over your name.

You must have been young at the time. He replied and you nodded your head.

I was the youngest on the team, which caused its own issues. You looked away. I skipped a few grades and moved throughout college rather quickly. I can’t say I was the best at socializing though. You muttered and looked back at Jungkook. It’s hard when all of your colleagues are well into their 60s and you’re barely in your 20s. You laughed and Jungkook nodded. Jungkook looked at you with a bit of sadness in his gaze, here was a beautiful girl who had probably never been on a date because she was too smart for the guys around her. Without thinking, he posed a question.

Want to go for a walk? He asked abruptly and your eyes went haywire, looking around with fear. He saw in that moment just how scared you were about people coming after you. Don’t worry, I’ll be there, right next to you. It’s just I want to get out of this apartment for a bit. He murmured and watched your body relax a little. You nodded lightly as you slowly walked towards the foyer.

Alright. You mumbled and Jungkook gave you a large smile, which made your stomach flip. The two of you quietly made your way out of the apartment and into the dimly lit streets. Jungkook smiled as he looked over at you. There was something about seeing you in this light that made him feel like a school boy, he continued to watch you. But then he realized the silence that had swallowed the situation at hand.

Uhm, so I was trying to read that book, but it’s so complicated. He murmured and you looked up at him, your eyes dancing in the streetlamps as you walked next to him. He felt like from an outsider’s perspective, it would look like the two of you were a couple taking a nightly stroll.

Oh, well it’s not meant for non-scientists. Sorry, that sounded rude! You exclaimed, clapping a hand over your mouth as Jungkook chuckled. He watched you and had this been any other situation, he could find himself falling for you, but he shoved those feelings down and remembered why he was there. Uhm, so what I meant to say is that book was published with scientists in mind, we wrote it so they could conduct their own experiments and try to fix the problems at hand. You murmured. It’s a huge issue that everyone needs to help understand and fix.

What is? Jungkook stopped you and you looked up at him with a dignified stare.

The environment! Well for me, I’m interested in the energy source, we need something that isn’t so hurtful and can be recycled in a way. You murmured, falling into your own thoughts. It was at that moment that Jungkook realized that was what your project had to do with, renewable energy. But then he heard footsteps behind him, he was entuned to his surroundings and glanced over his shoulder. A man, about 6 foot 4 inches, was running towards them at full speed, his eyes were the only visible thing under the cloak of darkness and black fabric. You looked over your shoulder as well and your eyes went wide, Jungkook pulled you out of the man’s grasp, and right as the man was passing, Jungkook threw a kick in his direction.

He felt the contact as he protected you by pulling you up to his body. As the man fell to the ground, Jungkook pushed you into the darkness, away from the streetlamp.

Stay low. He growled as you cowered in the shadows. Jungkook grabbed his phone from his back pocket, pressing the emergency dial and summoning the six guys, who were all unknowing in their beds. Using his free hand to claw at the guy’s throat, he stared deep into his eyes. Who sent you? He spat, but the man only smiled with a creepy glaze in his eyes.

Master won’t like this. He whispered back and you felt your hairs stand on end. You heard the pinging of phones behind you and shriveled into the bushes as you looked around frantically, seeing Namjoon’s silvery hair in the moonlight. The group of guys walked up to Jungkook and stared in horror as the man took a gun, but instead of aiming it at you, went for his own skull.

You took a sharp inhale as you watched blood and bone fly through the serene night air.

What the fuck, Jungkook?! Where the hell is Y/N? Namjoon yelled as you opened and closed your mouth. Everything was flashing before your eyes, as you saw the faces of your colleagues, you felt your throat close up.

Shit! Y/N! You felt Jungkook’s hands encompass you as he brushed your hair gently with his hands. It’s okay. He pulled your face into his chest. Breathe, 1, 2, 3. Breathe, 1, 2, 3. He repeated as you slowly felt your breathing slow. The guys all stood around as cop cars began to pull up. They gave the guys one look, then you and knew what was going on.

Namjoon, we will need to speak to you about the events. The police officer said, but Namjoon held up his hand.

Speak to Jungkook. He was there. Jungkook looked over at Namjoon with a furrowed brow. I’ll take Y/N home. Namjoon reached for your arm gently and you looked at Jungkook, your eyes welling with tears.

I’ll be back in a couple hours. Don’t worry. He murmured and looked at Namjoon.

Don’t give me that look. You know what you did wrong. Namjoon said and the two of you walked back to the apartment through the tense night air.

Charlie Puth didn't write Jungkook's name wrong; oh no... he was hinting at Jungkook cooking in that Run episode and leaving us drowning in a pool of our tears...🙃
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BTS in Hogwarts Houses, according to Rap Monster~ (¾)


Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.


Jeon Jungkook (Ravenclaw)


It’s true if you think about it:

The sweet and caring nature of Jimin, the hyperness of V, The sunshine personality of Hobi, the serious yet calm nature of Suga, the responsibility of Rapmon, and the kind nature, big heart and confidence of Jin.

I’m not crying you are.