Roommates - Prologue
Genre -romance, angst (in future chapters), humor?, smut (in future chapters)
Summary - After Jungkook’s younger sister moves in with him, Jungkook’s friends and neighbors - Jimin and Taehyung who have been friends for as long as they can remember and roommates ever since they moved out of their parents’ houses - become interested in her and their long-term friendship is put to a test.
Word count - 2363
A/N - I’m sorry about how short this was, but to compensate for that next chapter is coming out on the next three days
hopefully. Also, as always, all feedback is very appreciated! PROLOGUE, CHAPTER 1
Taehyung woke up feeling like shit. His head hurt and he knew that he was most definitely hung over since he couldn’t even remember what happened the night before which lead him to believe that he must’ve drank way too much. An annoyed groan escaped his lips when the sunlight entered the room through the blinds and he pulled the covers over his head trying to go back to sleep, but his headache didn’t allow him to.
He sat up in his bed with another groan, looking around the room and trying to recall what happened the previous night. Taehyung remembered going to that party with Jimin. He remembered trying to flirt with two girls that - if his memory wasn’t lying to him - were definitely not interested. And he also remembered drinking. A lot. Too much.
Jimin probably had to drag him back home, because he was too drunk to even walk.
“Shit…” Taehyung cussed himself quietly. He promised his friend that he won’t get too drunk so both of them can have fun and Jimin wouldn’t have to feel like he’s there just so Taehyung had someone to drive him home. He felt bad. But then again, it was always like this with the two of them - Jimin was the more quiet one. The one who never really got drunk, the one who didn’t enjoy one night stands and the one who - Taehyung thought bitterly - was most likely to be in a good relationship, because girls seem to like his calm, collected personality more than they liked Taehyung’s loud, obnoxious one.
Taehyung was the type of guy who almost everyone found attractive, and almost everyone liked because of his confidence. Jimin was the more quiet, but sophisticated type. He was good at making compliments in ways that stuck with people. Girls thought he was cute. And guys thought he was funny. After all their years of friendship Taehyung had come to the conclusion that he was the type of guy people wanted to fuck and Jimin was the type of guy people wanted to be loved by.
Taking his phone from the nightstand Taehyung layed back down, rolling over on his stomach. He turned on the phone and checked the time. It was 2:30 PM. Why hadn’t Jimin woken him up by now? He usually doesn’t let Tae sleep past noon. Was he still asleep? Or did he officially give up on Taehyung once and for all?
Yawning, the boy stood up and walked out of the bedroom and into the living room. It was empty. Where the hell was Jimin? He checked in his bedroom, but again - no sign of his friend.
Jimin usually never left in the morning without at least telling him. And Tae knew that he must’ve been here earlier because there was still a half-full bowl of cereal on the table.
That’s when he heard it from outside the door - a laugh. Jimin’s laugh and then an unfamiliar, feminine giggle.
“Huh?” Taehyung groggily raised an eyebrow, rubbing his eyes sleepily before heading for the door.
This was strange. Most people in their apartment building were cold, closed off and sometimes flat out scary people. As far as he could tell they weren’t the type to laugh at jokes. Especially not Jimin’s. At first, he thought it was their friend Jungkook. Jungkook was their friend, his apartment was right across from theirs and he was just a year or two younger than them. A nice kid. Taehyung and Jimin would occasionally invite him over to watch a movie or something, but they were never really best friends.
But he had heard girls giggle enough times in his life that he knew that this couldn’t be Jungkook unless he has inhaled helium…
Taehyung opened the door and saw Jungkook, Jimin and a girl who he has never seen before, happily chatting about something surrounded by about fifty boxes, neatly standing against the wall.
Three pairs of eyes turned to look at him and he suddenly felt kind of awkward being the only one who was standing in only his pajama pants. He looked at the girl, all four of them now standing in awkward silence as if Taehyung had interrupted a very important conversation. She was pretty. Really pretty! Sometimes - Taehyung had noticed - you find someone attractive when you first meet them even if they really are not, but because you’ve never seen them before you might find them more good looking. But she really was a good looking girl. Her face was shaped nicely, her hair neatly pulled back in a ponytail and a small smile gracing her lips even though no one was talking.
“Hi!” Taehyung finally broke the silence, flashing the girl a wide grin. “I’m Taehyung. And you are….?”
She opened her mouth to answer but was cut off by Jungkook.
“This is my baby sister, [Y/N]!” He wrapped an arm around her shoulders protectively and Taehyung could see a sigh escape her mouth as the girl rolled her eyes at her brother’s overprotective personality. “She’s moving in with me because she has nowhere else to go…”
“Oh!” Taehyung nodded, smiling. “So I’ll see you around very often then!”
“Yeah!” She nodded with a wide smile and before he could say anything else, Jimin interrupted him.
“Before you came here, [Y/N] was just telling us that she broke up with her boyfriend and moved here so she can start anew and get over him!” Jimin gave him a stern, meaningful look. He had seen Taehyung talk to girls enough times to know what his intentions were…And even though Jimin did like the girl a lot himself, he wasn’t going to be that asshole who tries to hit on someone while they’re in a vulnerable after-breakup state. And he didn’t want Taehyung to be that asshole either.
“Oh, I’m sorry…” Taehyung turned back to [Y/N]. “It must’ve been painful…”
You idiot! He mentally facepalmed himself the moment the words came out of his mouth, Of course, it was fucking painful! She broke up with her boyfriend!
She nodded and looked, the smile that seemed to not leave her face until now was replaced with a slight frown.
Jimin gave Taehyung a judging look before reassuringly putting a hand on her shoulder.
“It’s okay… “ He said softly. “I’m sure you’ll find someone…”
Taehyung glared at Jimin before resting a hand on her other shoulder, mirroring his friend.
“Yeah. And if you ever need help with anything we - especially me, because Jimin here’s kind of lazy - are always willing to help!”
She looked up at him and chuckled. “You’re funny!”
Taehyung gave his friend a victorious look, but then the girl turned to Jimin and pecked his cheek. “And you’re very sweet!”
He grinned, returning Taehyung’s look of victory from a few minutes ago. And the entire time Jungkook stood silent, observing the conversation as if deciding whether he should interrupt or not, raising an eyebrow at his sister’s actions.
“Okay!” He said finally, opening the door to his apartment and gently pulling on her sleeve. “We have to go now! We’ll talk to you later!”
[Y/N] gave both of them one final smile before turning to go inside with her brother.
Just a few months ago everything was perfectly fine. You had just started college and you were doing great with your studies. You managed to meet a lot of new people. And most importantly you were in a happy relationship. Everything was fine. But at one point everything went downhill all at once. First, you started arguing with your parents, then your friends. You started having trouble concentrating because you were losing sleep. And then your boyfriend of 3 years decided to break up with you and you decided that was the last straw! You weren’t going to keep pushing yourself with college when you couldn’t even concentrate in your classes. There was time for you to finish your education in the future if you wanted to. But for now, you wanted to move out of your parents’ house and get as far away from your ex as possible.
Jungkook - being not just your older brother but also your closest friend - agreed to let you move in with him as soon as you told him what happened. You knew that living with your brother would have its pros and cons. For example, Jungkook was very protective of you. Especially now that you have had someone break your heart he felt the need to make sure that it doesn’t happen again. And you liked that about him. You liked that he cared about you. But this meant that you would also have to deal with his constant glares and lectures on how you have to be more careful around boys and how he didn’t want to see you crying because of a guy again.
Jungkook was acting like that again now. You
had just met your neighbors - Taehyung and Jimin - and even though neither of them seemed very impressive they managed to spark your interest. Of course, you weren’t the type of girl who would sleep with the first guy you meet after you had just broken up with your boyfriend, but you still wanted to get to know them better. But Jungkook didn’t seem to like the idea of you getting to know his friends.
“Look…” He sighed. “I know those guys - they’re my friends. Jimin doesn’t like getting too close to people and Taehyung treats women like items. I don’t want you to end up dating an asshole again…”
You rolled your eyes at him. “I’m not going to date neither one of them! I’m just trying to make friends. What’s your problem? I just moved here and I don’t know anyone…”
Jimin sighed again and paused to think for a moment before nodding. “Fine. Okay. I guess you’re right. I shouldn’t be that harsh on you…I’m sorry.”
He gave you a small smile and kissed your forehead before going out to bring in the rest of your stuff. You smiled to yourself and stood up, looking around the apartment. You felt that maybe moving in with your brother and starting anew was a real good idea…
“What the hell is wrong with you?!” Jimin yelled angrily at Taehyung who was sitting on their counter with a careless smile on his face. “The girl said that she moved here so she can forget about her boyfriend!! Are you even capable of empathy!?”
Taehyung rolled his eyes at him and sighed.
“What do you want?! She said she wants to forget about him - one night with me can make girls forget many things…” He smirked to himself.
Jimin groaned in annoyance. “You are an actual animal! She told you that she had her heart broken and you were thinking about fucking her?!
“Well… By the looks of it you seemed pretty interested in her as well…” Taehyung raised an eyebrow at his friend.
He paused, trying to stay calm, before replying. “Yeah! I mean…She’s a pretty girl. But even if I am interested in her, I won’t use her state of weakness to get her to sleep with me! Because, unlike you, I AM NOT A FUCKING ANIMAL!”
Taehyung groaned and stood up. “Stop calling me that! She’s an adult, and so am I! You can’t tell me what to do and how to talk to her…”
Jimin was boiling with anger. He knew his friend could be an asshole sometimes - especially when it came to girls - but he never thought that Taehyung can be so inconsiderate of someone’s feelings. And it annoyed him. A lot.
“Fine, then!” He sighed, shaking his head. “Do whatever you want! I’m not going to stop you! But just know that next time you get fucking wasted at a random person’s party I WON’T drive you home and drag you to your bed! And I will also make sure that [Y/N] knows how you treat women and everyone else around you. I’m sure then she won’t even think about sleeping with you!”
Taehyung nodded. “Okay then! But just so you know without ME you wouldn’t even be at those parties so shut up! Also, not every girl cares about emotions and not every girl likes weak crybabies like you! So I guess at the end we will see who [Y/N] is going to choose!”
“Fine!” Jimin replied angrily. “I guess we’ll see! But don’t come crying to me when she rejects you!”
He stood up and stomped out of the room angrily, slamming the door shut behind him. It was rare for him and Taehyung to get so angry at each other. They were just used to each other’s annoying qualities so the usually just dismissed them with an annoyed sigh or an eye roll. But this was different. Jimin did not give a shit about all the girls he took home and fucked once before never even speaking to them again. They most likely knew what they were getting into when they first met Taehyung. He wasn’t the type to like relationships. But [Y/N] was so different. She was still young. And she didn’t seem like the kind of girl to like on night stands, although you can never guess that by just looking at someone. And Jimin felt the strange urge to protect her. He remembered the way his heart scrunched when she told him about her break up earlier that morning. He could just imagine how awful it must’ve been for her. And he wanted to make sure that she never feels that way again. Jimin knew she deserved better. But he also knew that Taehyung cannot possibly give her that.