Masquerade III: The Rules of the Game – Part 3 (Jungkook x Reader x another BTS member)
One must know the rules of the game, in order to come and play.
!! If you haven’t, please read the first two sagas in this series: MASQUERADE & Masquerade II !! [There will be spoilers if you read this story first.]
Summary: With Club Masquerade’s original hosts “graduating” one at a time, it’s up to the newcomers to pick up the slack and keep the customers happy. And who better to take the reins than the notorious Red Mask’s prodigy, Jeon Jungkook. But things become a bit difficult when you come into the picture, with your desire to do research on the rules of love and dating through your experience with your host. Will Jungkook be able to satisfy your curiosities… or will someone else?
Jungkook x Reader x BTS member [Read on to find out who >:P] (ft. Jimin & Hoseok) CEO au, Host au, Cop!Kook au Fluff & Smut
don’t understand why I have to do what you want me to do when I don’t want to
do it.” Jungkook huffed. “We’ve been through this already. I already
went to school for business and hated it, but you told me you’d leave me alone
if I graduated with that degree. Now you’ve been sticking me here and there to
become CEO or something or other.”
"Son, your mom and I just want
you to have a stable and safe job.“
"Yeah, but it’s not making me
happy. Sitting down, staring at papers with a bunch of numbers, talking to
people all day about money matters and such…it’s not me. I understand where
you and mom are coming from…but I want to be and am a cop.”
"Last one, Jungkook. Just go to
this company, check it out, and try to actually do the work. Please. If it’s
really not where you want to be, I’ll accept that, but I want you to try to get
hands on experience. It’s different than learning in school, you might enjoy
Jungkook exhaled. "How is this
different than any of the other companies you tried to stick me in?”
"Well one of the CEOs in this
company worked on the merger of our company with theirs, and from the
Chairman’s grandson, CEO Min, I’ve heard that that same CEO has a bit of an
edge, like you do. I figured you disliked all the upstanding CEOs I’ve had you
meet before, so maybe you’d actually get along with this one.“ Jungkook’s
father pleaded. "Please, just go meet them. I have a good feeling about
Jungkook shut his eyes,
“Alright. But this is the last one. I’m only going to go meet the CEOs and
check out the company. If I don’t like them, that’s it.”
"Fine. But if you like them,
please give it a shot. I just don’t want you to miss an opportunity because you
misjudged the business world.“
"You say ‘stable’ job…but
look at where our company is.” Jungkook sighed.
"It’s progress and advancement.
A long term investment.“
"Alright, I’ll give it a shot.
But don’t send anyone unnecessary to accompany me. I’ll be there.”
The next day, however, he groaned as
he found that his father had hired someone to take him to the building,
regardless of his warning.
"He never listens to me.“
Jungkook mumbled under his breath as he tightened his tie, and headed out of
When he stepped foot into the
company building, he was surprised to find that he had arrived earlier than any
of the workers.
"Huh. Late start? Alright…not
bad.” he hummed as he positioned himself inside an empty room that had a
good view of the entrance into the office.
He yawned as he glanced at his
watch. He would wait an hour at most then tell his father that he had tried to
make this company work, but he didn’t like it. Suddenly though, a familiar
voice snapped his eyes up towards the little window of the door.
"I swear Hoseok. If it’s a
dude, they could care less about having a crappy bouquet of flowers!“
"I like flowers!” Hoseok
frowned. “The flowers are for me! Leave them alone! What did they do to
"I’m just saying, don’t be so
uptight just cause some hotshot is coming to visit us. We are the Seoul branch,
one of the best in the company. Just be natural cause then they might think
we’re doing something illegal.“ Jimin explained.
"The only thing illegal here is
you, Jimin.” Hoseok wagged his finger.
Jimin snorted. “What does that
even mean? Am I illegal cause I’m just so damn handsome and attractive? Oh come
on, Hoseok. Jealousy is unbecoming.”
"Why, you little–“
"Mr. Jung, Mr. Park. Good
Jungkook choked on his water as you
appeared behind the two.
"Y/N! My beautiful little
intern!“ Jimin outstretched his arms welcomingly, but you walked around
"Thank you, Mr. Park.”
Hoseok cackled and stuck his tongue
out at Jimin, who was pouting at your rejection of his affection.
"Did my girlfriend say anything
when you picked up coffee from her?“ Jimin jumped next to you and threw an
arm around your shoulder. "I made her breakfast this morning!”
"Nothing out of the
usual.“ You shrugged then paused, making Jimin perk up expectantly. "Oh
she did say to make sure you behave today. But then again, when do you behave?”
Jungkook chuckled at your comment
and was amused at your natural interaction with the two. To think that you and
Red Mask of all people would work at the same company branch, the same branch
that was going to be his ticket to freedom from his parents’ constant nagging.
He grinned as a brilliant plan formed inside his mind.
Turning around to his father’s hired
assistant, he beckoned him closer, “Come here, I’m going to give you very
detailed instructions for my grand entrance.”
And so, Jungkook found himself
beaming happily at yours and Jimin’s stunned expressions as he stood before you
"The name’s Jeon Jungkook– the
Jeon & Jeon’s son company heir.
I’m looking forward to working with you all.“
"You’ve got to be kidding
me.” Jimin laughed. “Jungkook?! What?”
Jungkook giggled. “Hyung!”
"Jungkook!“ Jimin lunged
at the younger man warmly.
You, Hoseok, and Silver glanced at
each other in confusion.
"Oh, I know Jungkook from my
other job.” Jimin winked at Hoseok, and that vague comment seemed to have
turned a light bulb on in Hoseok and Silver’s minds because they both went,
All the while you remained puzzled
at this mysterious connection that Jungkook, the cop, had to one of your
"Okay, how about we step into
our office and we can discuss your position and such?“ Jimin gestured
towards the office door. "Y/N, come too.”
Jungkook smiled shyly and bowed towards
"If I didn’t know better, I’d
say you were following me.“ You chuckled.
You raised an eyebrow at his change
of personality again. “I hope the 2 gallons of milk you carried home were
sufficient for you.”
"Oh.“ he laughed
nervously. "Y-yeah. It was good.”
You chuckled then spotted Jimin
eye-ing the two of you with a creepy grin on his face.
"Mr. Park, stop being
creepy.“ You rolled your eyes and opened his office door.
Jimin laughed. "Sorry, I just
didn’t know you two knew each other.”
"And I, you.“ You shrugged
as you sat on top of Jimin’s desk whimsically.
"How do you know each other?” Jimin urged. “Is he that one
"He’s the cop that told me I
didn’t have any appeal.“ You answered bluntly.
Jungkook choked on his own saliva at
the comment, while Jimin and Hoseok’s eyes widened.
"Him??” Jimin pointed then
glanced at Jungkook. “He said WHAT?”
Jungkook looked away from Jimin
After staring at Jungkook curiously
for a few seconds, Jimin chuckled. “Alright then, I believe official
introductions are in order. I’m CEO Park Jimin of the Seoul branch.”
"I’m CEO Jung Hoseok.“
Hoseok smiled in his chair, while Jimin leaned against Hoseok’s table.
"I’m their intern, Y/N.”
You waved coolly from Jimin’s desk on the other side.
Jungkook bowed and handed Jimin a
folder. “I’m Jeon Jungkook. Please take care of me.”
"That goes to Y/N.“ Jimin
You rolled your eyes. "No it
doesn’t, Mr. Park.”
Jungkook stood awkwardly in the
middle, unsure of whom to give the folder to.
Hoseok sighed and outstretched his
hand. “Sorry about that. I’m the more level headed one around here. I’ll
take a look at your papers.”
"Except when he’s hungry. He’s
like the Hulk.“ Jimin whispered.
"Well you had decent grades in
business school and graduated with a degree from a great university. Plus
you’re the heir of a pretty well-known brand name company. I don’t see how we
can turn you down.” Hoseok smiled as he sifted through the papers.
“It says here that your father wants you to start at the intern
"Oh, well you see. When I
graduated, I became a cop.“ Jungkook chuckled as he scratched the back of
his head. "He wants me to start from the fundamentals and give business a
"I heard you gave other
companies trouble, punk.“ Jimin cackled.
"Well you know I’m a bit hard
to tame.” Jungkook bantered.
"Heyy.“ Jimin grinned and
they bumped their fists together happily.
Hoseok cleared his throat and glared
at Jimin. "Well, I’m honored you chose our company to cooperate
"As soon as I saw Jimin–uh
sorry, Mr. Park– I knew it was a good company.“
"Please don’t feed his ego,
Jungkook.“ You commented and you saw him flinch a little, as if he had
forgotten you were in the room.
"Anyways, since you’ll be an
intern with us from now on, Y/N can show you the cubicle you two will be in.
She’ll give you a little orientation and show you how to do some of the tasks
she’s in charge of.” Hoseok instructed.
Jungkook nodded as you hopped off
"I’ll tidy his cubicle up a bit
then. Carry on.“
As soon as you stepped out of the
room, Jungkook visibly relaxed. Jimin caught his diffused tension and his mind
began brewing with plots and plans for the two of you. He had found his new
source of entertainment in his workplace.
"Oh!” Jimin clapped his
hands and pointed towards Hoseok. “Now that we’re alone, I can officially
introduce you. This was my partner in crime back in the day, Black Mask
Jungkook’s eyes widened and he
gasped. Suddenly, he rushed towards Hoseok and shook his hand fervently.
"Oh my goodness! You’re one of
the Masquerade legends!! The gentleman personas look up to you so much! No one
knows about the woman who locked you down though so we’re all curious! I’m so
happy to be working under both of you. This is such a dream come true! I’ve
always wanted to meet the man who kept on par with Red Mask.“
Hoseok fought back a smile, but to no
avail. He scoffed lightly then ended up grinning widely. "Oh well, you
know. He’s the one that had to keep up with me.”
"No way, you graduated earlier
than I did!“ Jimin complained.
Suddenly, a knock was heard at the
"Yes?” Jimin called out.
"You done? We have a meeting to
go to.“ Silver called out.
"That’s his girlfriend.”
Jimin elbowed Jungkook and winked. “And the only woman to have shared two
legends at Masquerade.”
Jungkook’s eyes widened in awe even
"But sadly, she doesn’t dress
as sexily anymore.“ Jimin sighed. "Such a shame.”
Hoseok smacked him in the back of
the head. “That’s my girlfriend.
She doesn’t need to dress like that, since she’s beautiful regardless.”
Jimin gagged at the comment as
Hoseok opened the door. Jungkook smiled as he watched Hoseok ruffle Silver’s
"So you and Y/N, huh?“
Jimin raised his eyebrows suggestively.
Jungkook turned red and waved his
hands. "Oh no no. Definitely not.”
Jimin smirked. “You know, my
young grasshopper, when guys say someone has no appeal that usually means they
were so appealing that the guy just doesn’t want to admit it out loud.”
"She couldn’t act cute or
anything! She argued with me about my judgment!“ Jungkook complained.
"There’s no way.”
"Maybe that’s what you’re
into.“ Jimin winked. "Rule #7: Do you before you do them.”
Jungkook blushed and recited softly,
“Know your own kinks and how to get yourself off before you try to get off
"Good boy.“ Jimin cooed
and patted his head. "Now, make a left and you’ll see Y/N at the first
cubicle. She’ll teach you a few things.”
Jimin slapped Jungkook’s butt before
exiting the room. “Welcome to the team, Jungkook.”
Jungkook smiled, “Good to be
learning from you again, Mr. Park.”
Jimin smirked and disappeared.
You were standing on your wheelie
chair, trying to put away old binders at the very top shelf when Jungkook
stepped into view. You were bending down with your skirt and spotted him
hurriedly turn around.
You chuckled. “Was that
appealing to you, Mr. Jeon?”
"I-I don’t know what you’re
talking about.“ he muttered, averting his eyes upwards.
You tried to step off the
wheelchair, but it was a bit unsteady so you faltered. In no time though, Jungkook
was in front of you, lifting you up by your waist with ease so that your feet
were no longer touching the chair. You two blinked at each other in surprise.
Very slowly, he put you back down on the ground then took three steps away from
"Thanks.” You smiled
"No problem.“ Jungkook
"Okay, anyway. We have the
largest cubicle in the office because it fits two people back to back. So
here’s your space behind me. That’s your desktop. You’re welcome to decorate it
with pictures of family, your pets, your girlfriend–”
"I don’t have a
girlfriend.“ Jungkook blurted out.
You blinked, a bit flustered. "Oh,
okay. Well um – well anyway, you can decorate however you want.”
Jungkook nodded sheepishly.
You coughed to regain your
composure. “Things are pretty lax here. As you probably saw, we trickle in
whenever we want as long as we get our work done and get our 40 hours a week.
All workers here are split up under Mr. Jung and Mr. Park just for checking in
and management purposes. Those under Mr. Park are held on very, very loose
reigns so their schedules are flexible and he’s only concerned about the
quality of their work and the positive results. Things such as time constraints
and a constant schedule isn’t his priority. While those under Mr. Jung’s care
usually do have to report to him if they are going to be working less hours a
certain day and what they are projected to complete by a certain date. He likes
to know things ahead of time so he can set realistic expectations and make sure
everything’s running smoothly.”
Jungkook smiled. “Which are you
"I’m under both.“ You
chuckled. "I think you’ll be the same as well. I typically follow Mr. Jung
in the mornings and Mr. Park in the afternoons. I’m not sure what their plans
are for you just yet, seeing as how you were a bit…unexpected?”
Jungkook chuckled. “Yeah, this
was unexpected for me too.”
"Well, I look forward to
working with you too.“ You extended your hand out.
Jungkook stared at it widely.
"Um, yeah. You too.”
He shook your hand lightly.
"You aren’t going to fracture
my hand. You can grip it a bit tighter.“ You laughed.
"Oh, right.” he laughed
nervously and squeezed your hand.
"Ow!“ You winced and he
You chuckled. “I’m just kidding.”
Jungkook exhaled. “You’re
You grinned. “I enjoy learning,
so people say I’m a walking encyclopedia at times, but since your comment, I’ve
been trying to develop some charming points.”
Jungkook glanced at you amused.
"Still not working?“ You
He scrunched his face playfully and
shook his head.
"Well, life’s a process.”
You shrugged. “Let’s go get your ID for now. You need to scan that ID when
you’re walking around the building. Don’t lose it, and don’t get caught not
"By Mr. Park. He likes to taunt
workers who forget their IDs and he doesn’t help them get back in.”
Jungkook snorted. “I could see
"Right here.“ You pointed,
your arm crossing in front of his body. He froze where he was so your arm
didn’t touch him. You looked at him curiously then stepped into the room first.
"Good morning! I have a new intern here with me who needs an ID.”
The woman behind the desk perked up
when her eyes landed on Jungkook. She pulled the phone away from her ear. “Well
helloooo~ ” Then she rushed. “Hold on honey, I’m going to have to
call you back, Adonis just stepped into my office.”
Jungkook bowed shyly. The woman
stood up and grabbed his shoulders aggressively.
"Wow, muscular, tall, chiseled
jaw…damn.“ she whispered. "You single?”
"He says he has no
girlfriend.“ You chimed in.
Jungkook glared at you and you
shrugged, enjoying his visible discomfort.
"What’s your name, hot
"Like this?” The woman
turned her desktop screen so he could check her spelling.
"Okay, stand right over there
behind the white screen and give me your most charming smile.” she
"Um sure…“ Jungkook
awkwardly walked over and posed stiffly.
"Ooo boy, you could be a model
or something. Damn, I want to print this on poster paper and hang it up in my
Jungkook laughed nervously.
"You like?“ the woman
showed him his new ID photo and he nodded.
"Printing. You lookin’ for a
girlfriend, Jungkook?” she questioned.
"Uh no not at the moment.“
he answered timidly.
"Well call me if you are. I’m
available.” she winked.
"Oh haha.“ Jungkook smiled
wryly and stepped back a little.
"Here’s your badge.”
"See ya later!” You waved,
highly amused by what you had witnessed.
"Stop by often, Jungkook!“
Jungkook bowed and shuffled away,
closer to you.
"Most women here are looking
for a little bit of action, so you’ll get a lot of that.” You stated.
“Back in the day they pined after Mr. Park, but then his girlfriend came
to surprise him one day and they all knew it was game over. But I guess you
already know she’s very beautiful. Anyway, seeing as how you’re the first
attractive single man we’ve had in awhile, they’ll be attacking you.”
Jungkook perked up. “You think
You ignored his question, trying not
to look flustered by your slip of tongue, and continued walking, pointing out
where places were in the building and in the office, until you both were
finally back to your cubicle.
"Well that’s it for the tour.
You’ll get lost often, but don’t hesitate to ask me to lead you around.“
You smiled. "Now have a seat and I’ll show you how to log in to the
Jungkook nodded and sat in his
wheelie chair. You hovered over his shoulder, leaning close to him, and he
"Silver, that’s the secretary
and Mr. Jung’s girlfriend, already put your name in the system. So when you
first come in, type in your username which is 'JeonJ’. Temp password is
password1.“ You instructed.
Jungkook felt himself inching away
as much as he could from your proximity. You were too close and he wasn’t sure
what to do with himself. You misinterpreted his hesitancy though and moved
"Here, let me show you.”
You wrapped your arms around his shoulders and started typing on the keyboard.
He straightened up so that your
chest wasn’t touching his back, but your face was still close to his. His heart
was racing and he felt himself sweating instantaneously.
Suddenly, the sound of slow clapping
broke you two apart. Curiously, you both turned to find Jimin grinning widely
in front of your cubicle.
"I like what I’m seeing here.
Good job making moves first, Y/N.“
You rolled your eyes. "I’m
helping him log in.”
"Logging in is how everything
starts.“ Jimin smirked wittily.
"Oh dear.” You exhaled and
turned to Jungkook. “Was he also like this in your other job?”
"Yeah.“ Jungkook smiled,
feeling refreshed now that you were a good distance from him.
"Consistency is key.”
Jimin chuckled. “Hoseok needs you Y/N, so I’ll take over his training for
"Sure thing.“ You nodded,
grabbing the pile of papers on your desk and making your way to the office.
When you disappeared, Jimin smacked
Jungkook’s arm. "Why do you look like a mannequin with permanently glued
terrified eyeballs? Your charisma is working even outside the Club!
Jungkook groaned. “I don’t want
it to work outside of the Club.”
Jimin shook his head. “Oh
Jungkook. What am I going to do with you?”
"Just tell me how to do my
work, hyung.“ Jungkook sighed grumpily.
"Hey.” You tapped
Jungkook’s shoulders since he had earphones in while he was entering data.
He flinched and spun around,
"Lunch time. Want me to show
you the cafeteria?“
"Oh. Yes, please.”
Jungkook pulled out his earphones and put his desktop on sleep.
"Some people go to the rooftop
for lunch, but most stay in the canteen. I’ll show you both and you can choose
whichever you prefer.“
"Where do you usually
eat?” Jungkook asked.
"Mmm the rooftop if it’s not
occupied.“ You chuckled.
"Well…you know…people use
it to do things in between or during breaks.“ You shrugged.
Jungkook blushed. "Oh… have
You glanced at him. “Do you
"I didn’t mean us! I
You chuckled. "I’m joking,
"Guess I still need to work on
my humor. Maybe it’s cause I’m girl, it’s less funny.” You mumbled to
yourself as you walked ahead.
Jungkook chuckled as he followed
That weekend, you grinned widely as
you found yourself entering the cafe and luckily, there was no line. There was
only one tall gentleman in front of you who was amiably conversing with the
Receptionist. Probably another one of the regulars.
"Oh, let me take your order. I
didn’t even see you there!“ the Receptionist soon noticed you and beamed.
The man stepped to the side politely
and you came up to the cash register.
"The usual weekend drink?”
"How are you today, Y/N?”
"You’re not working today
"No, just up and about.“
"Good. I know you work too
much.” The Receptionist chuckled. “Will it be cash or card
"I’ll pay for her drink.“
Suddenly, the man who was standing
beside you extended his arm and handed the Receptionist her card. Your eyes
widened, immediately recognizing the voice. Glancing to your side, you locked
eyes with him.
"Long time, no see, Y/N.”
"Namjoon.“ You smiled.
"You two know each other?”
The Receptionist took his card and swiped it.
"Oh wait! No, I can –“
You panicked, but Namjoon placed his hand on top of your head gently.
"Don’t worry, Y/N. Think of it
as a reunion gift.” he chuckled.
You exhaled and looked up at him. “I
can’t believe you’re here! Wait- why’re you here?”
"I’m traveling around again,
but I needed to check on a few things in the area, so I’m staying here for
The Receptionist grinned and handed
him his card. "Here you go, Joon.”
"Thanks.“ Then he turned
to you with a warm smile. "If you’re not busy…do you want to grab a seat
and catch up?”
You perked up and nodded eagerly.
“Yes, I’d like that.”
"Great.“ he chuckled then
gestured with his head. "Let’s go?”
You giggled as you watched him lead
the way to a free corner, bumping into tables and chairs clumsily on the way
"Still don’t know your body too
well, huh?“ You teased as he finally sat down by the window.
"I’m working on it.” he
grinned then leaned his cheek into his palm cutely. “What’re you doing
here? I didn’t expect you to turn up here of all places.”
You giggled. “I’m finishing up
school here and I have an internship with a nearby company.”
"Just down the street.”
You pointed to your clearly visible building with the company name at the top. “You’ve
probably heard of it.”
Namjoon chuckled, “A bit. I
didn’t know they took interns.”
You shrugged, “Me neither.”
"Namjoon. Y/N. Order’s
Namjoon stood up hurriedly, knocking
down his chair in the process. You laughed and waved your hand.
"Please, stay seated for the
good of this cafe.” You teased. “I’ll go get our orders.”
"No, I can’t have a lady get
the drinks. They should wait for the man to do it.“
You smiled warmly, "Since when
have I been a lady like that?”
Namjoon chuckled as you hurried off
to grab the drinks. Upon your return, you spotted that his attention had been
drawn outside the window. His eyes were glazed over, signaling that he was
already deep in thought; a look that you had seen many times before. And so,
you quietly placed the drinks down and took a glance outside too, waiting for
him to finish his process.
"Oh sorry! I’m being
rude.“ he flustered.
You smiled and shook your head.
"I’m used to it. I used to sit in silence with you all the time,
He nodded. “Of course I
remember. I enjoyed those moments. Do you still read often?”
"Not since I started my
internship. Unless you count textbooks…which I don’t.“ You hummed.
"But I really would like to go back to it, once I adjust really well to my
"There’s a really nice little
hidden bookstore that I found the other day. I’ll show you it one day.“
You blushed. "I’d like that.
How long will you be in this place for?”
"Hmm it depends on a few
things. Now that I know you’re here too, I might stay a bit longer.“ he
You smiled shyly.
"You’ve definitely grown up,
You could feel Namjoon’s lingering
gaze on you, and you would be lying if your heart didn’t flutter at the feeling
that he might be finding you attractive at the moment.
"Well it’s been a few years
since we last saw each other.“
"That’s true. You’re working
now and a university student. Wahhh…” he marveled. “In Seoul no
"How long exactly can you travel for? Have you been
traveling this whole time?“ You chuckled. "Do you even work?”
Namjoon laughed, “Well when I
saw you, that was a spontaneous 2 week of PTO to get away, but now I’m
travelling around for longer before I settle into a really big job.”
“Congratulations.” You grinned.
“Knowing you, I’m sure you’ll be fantastic at it.”
"You flatter me.“ Namjoon
took a sip to hide his smile, but you knew better. You knew his face read that
he was grateful and shy about your compliment.
But what you weren’t sure about,
what you were never sure about was how long he would be in front of you. So you
decided to seize the moment.
"Want to come take a look at my
apartment?” You questioned nonchalantly. “I can cook dinner for
His eyes widened, probably not
expecting that invitation in the least. “I wouldn’t be intruding?”
You laughed, “I live by myself.
You wouldn’t be.”
"Anybody you should ask
permission to first?“
"If that’s your way of asking
if I have a boyfriend, my answer is that I don’t have one.” You smiled.
"Good.“ Namjoon genuinely
smiled and you found yourself melting at the way he looked so happy to hear
that you were single. But you had to pop your own bubble to bring yourself back
to reality. This didn’t mean he liked you in any way, shape, or form.
"You still don’t drive
right?” You giggled when he immediately looked sheepish. “For the
good of the nation?”
"Yeah, I still don’t drive…“
"Good. I brought my car so I’ll
drive you around.” You grinned.
"Oh? You even drive now.
Wahhh…you’ve become a grown woman, Y/N. I’m impressed.“
"I’ve always been a mature
woman, Kim Namjoon.” You flirtatiously smirked as you stood up.
"I’ll be in your care today
then Y/N.“ he bowed playfully and followed you out.
In the car, you let Namjoon chat
away while you drove. He put on his music and talked about which ones he liked
and which ones he didn’t. He discussed places he had been to since you had last
seen each other, and what books he had been reading lately. He also had taken
up learning a few languages in his leisure.
As always, Namjoon was someone you
aspired to be. Intelligent, constantly curious, constantly improving and
evolving, constantly seeing the world as a bundle of opportunity for learning
experiences. Something more than a
place to live, to make money, to build relationships.
No, he didn’t just merely exist in
the realm of society, carried off by the crowd. He walked in every possible
direction on the sidewalk to figure out why it was that people naturally
created two lanes. Why did it have to be veer to your right if you’re walking
in one direction? What would happen if someone defied that standard? How would
He lived. He was the living embodiment of someone who worked hard to
live and actually lived.
While many worked to live, most
spent their time pushing living their lives to that concept of "later”.
You’ve heard countless people say “I’ll save that money for that trip I
want to go to, later.”; “Later in my life, I’ll be more free so that
I can use my money how I want to.”, etc. But what many failed to
understand is that this “later” they always continued to refer to, wasn’t
a destination, it wasn’t even a real time; it is a perpetually elusive concept,
because when “later” comes, it isn’t “later” at that point
in time, it has already become “the now”, “the present”,
and in a blink of an eye, it becomes “the past”. This construct of
“later”, it only exists in our mindsets; it is a place holder of a
millisecond of time that gives us something to work towards. But if not clearly
defined by the constraints of month, date, and year, it disappears into the
abyss, never to come to fruition.
Namjoon seized the moments. If he
wanted to go some place to see how the sky looked in that location, he would
hop on a train that weekend and go see it. With him, the possibilities of life
were endless. The only thing constricting and containing us inside a box is
ourselves, our fear of taking risks, our fear of being disappointed. But if we
took each hit in stride, taking it as if it was an experience that happened for
a reason, then those expectations and fears would dissipate. If you expect to
learn and experience things each morning, no matter what shape or form they
took, you would never feel disappointed in your life.
That was Namjoon. Deep,
philosophical, unique. With a beautiful mind that opened your eyes to the wonders
of the world. It made you feel small yet so empowered at the same time.
"Y/N. What’re you thinking
about?“ his deep voice reverberated in your mind and sent chills down your
spine, pulling you out of your thoughts.
"Sorry.” You smiled shyly.
“Just how coincidental it was that we bumped into each other…and how I
missed hearing about your thoughts.”
He grinned brightly. “You’re
still as candid as ever.”
"No point in being anything
else but.“ You shrugged.
"I like that about you
though.” he complimented.
"And I don’t think it was
coincidental.“ he hummed. "I think something like this was the work
And just like that, you were pulled
back into his gravity, like you had been so many years ago.
You shyly allowed Namjoon to step
into your apartment, silently praising yourself for cleaning up the night
before, just because. Was that fate as well? You shook your head before you
fell deeper into your thoughts again.
"Are you craving
"I eat whatever.” Namjoon
"Have a seat and make yourself
comfortable. I’ll start cooking.“
"You sure you don’t need my
help?” He followed you into the kitchen and gently touched your waist.
“I can at least wash the ingredients without breaking them.”
You giggled to cover up how strongly
your heart was hammering in your chest at his light touch. “Alright then.
It’s a big task, but I’m entrusting it to you.”
"Yes, ma'am.“ Namjoon
"So…Jungkook is actually rich
too…the heir of a BIG company…and he is now YOUR intern?” The
Receptionist gawked at Jimin.
"And Jungkook knows Y/N too
because he pulled her over and bumped into her a couple of times around town?”
The Receptionist stared at her boyfriend. “And also…”
"Also?“ Jimin raised an
She shook her head, "No, never
mind. It’s just crazy how connected everyone is.”
"It’s nothing.” she
"Oh come on! Stop keeping all
the secrets! I won’t tell anyone!“
She rolled her eyes. "No. We’ve
been through this. You always tell Hoseok who then tells Silver and then at
that point, I’m breaking my contract of keeping privacy. I’m not losing my job
just because you can’t keep your mouth shut.”
"But Hoseok isn’t just anyone!“ Jimin complained.
"Exactly why I’m just keeping
my mouth shut. Now go do dishes! I have to get ready for my Burlesque
"Come home with your costume
again.“ Jimin smirked then kissed her on cheek as he took the dishes away
from the table.
"I’ll just surprise you with
what I come home wearing.” she winked. “Or not wearing.”
Jimin chuckled, “Oh goodness.
Keep talking like that and you won’t make it to your show tonight.”
"Why? Have I been a…bad
girl?“ She smirked as she hugged him from behind while he started washing
Jimin splashed soapy water on her
face playfully. "Go get ready for your show. I’ll deal with your antics
"You’re no fun.“ She
"You won’t be saying that
later.” Jimin cocked an eyebrow up.
"We’ll see ~“ his
girlfriend hummed as she disappeared into their bedroom.
"Thanks for the meal.
Wahh…” Namjoon clapped. “That was fantastic.”
You grinned, watching him with
admiration. “Probably cause you lack culinary skills and have to eat out
all that time.”
Namjoon huffed. “Not everyone
can be perfect. I’m good at a lot of other things. Other than cooking and
"And walking apparently.“ You
"Well, that…things just get
in my way.” he chuckled.
You giggled then paused. “Did
you just say you were eclectic?”
Namjoon blinked. “Yeah?”
"Stay still for a sec.“
You leaned over the table and pulled down his shirt to stare at his collar
bones and neck.
"Um Y/N…what’re you
Your eyes widened a bit. “I’m
You laughed, "Can I ask you
"Sure. If you stop staring at
my neck…“ Namjoon tilted his head.
You pulled your hand away and sat
back down. "Have you heard of Club Masquerade?”
You smiled and bluntly asked,
"Are you Mon?”
There was a few minutes of silence
as the two of you stared at each other. He was probably trying to figure out
how you had come to that conclusion, while you were waiting for him to reply.
"And if I say I am?“ he
You chuckled, "It seems you’ve
met your only client in person.”
Namjoon blinked then gasped, finally
recognizing your voice from the Club.
"I thought your voice was just
familiar because we’ve known each other.“ he covered his mouth with his
You two awkwardly looked around the
"So…“ you started.
"I do have to commend you on your um…prowess in that area.”
Namjoon coughed, “Thanks.”
"What were you doing there
though?“ You questioned.
"I was dropping off trials of a
new product for the Club. It’s a chip that can be installed into the host’s
masks to alter their voices. I actually used it on you…so how did you figure
out…” he scratched his head.
"Your neck moles.“ You
blushed, hoping he didn’t find you creepy. "Plus your voice was similar
the very first time I met you…you probably didn’t implant the chip when we
first met right? Plus you didn’t alter your voice too much the second
"Well, I didn’t want you
thinking I was a completely different person.“ Namjoon chuckled.
"Wow. This is crazy. You’ve always been sharp.”
You grinned. “Well I guess I’m
glad it was you.”
Namjoon glanced your way and you two
locked eyes. He smiled.
"I’m glad it was you too.“
You two ended up catching up the
rest of the day. You told him about your university and any stories of back
home that you could recall. He showed you pictures on his phone of his travels
and where he would like to go next. It wasn’t until the sun set and you two
were covered in the dim darkness of the room that you two realized how late it
"Oh wow. It’s this late now,
huh?” Namjoon exhaled.
"Stay over.“ You blurted
out in the darkness.
You could feel his warmth beside you
on the couch. Progressively, your bodies had been inching closer and closer as
the conversation continued, until your shoulders were touching.
"Sure.” he answered
lightly. “If you don’t mind me.”
"I don’t mind at all.“ You
smiled. "Let me go turn on the light.”
"Sure. Be careful.“
"Oh…before I do.” Your
heart was beating wildly. The thought had been pestering you since Namjoon had
confirmed that he was Mon. The more you thought about it, the more you wanted
to spill your idea, but the sheer shame of him rejecting it created fear inside
"What’s on your mind?“
Namjoon reached out, trying to feel out for your face.
When he found it, your hand covered
"Can you…teach me?” You
"Teach you what?“
"How to be good…in
um…bed…and romance…dating in general.” You mumbled, but in the
silence, it felt like you were screaming.
"Cause I’d really like to
learn! And well, I think logically, hands-on experience is usually best
so…” You swallowed worriedly.
Suddenly, you felt another hand cup
your cheek and slowly, you felt yourself being pulled forward until your lips
finally made contact with his. Your body was electrified and he kissed you
fervently, enough to take your breath away.
When you were younger, you had
envisioned kissing Namjoon countless of times, but reality defied all your
daydreams. His lips were soft and plush, gentle and rough alternatively. And
the fact that when you opened your eyes, you weren’t staring at your ceiling or
your pillows like before, but at the man himself, made it all the more
fantastic. The kissing grew to be more heated, so much so that you were now
pushed down on your back on your couch. Namjoon was hovering over you, never
disconnecting your lips. Not until, he finally answered you with his breath
ghosting over your ignited face.
"I’ll teach you.“
When the new week rolled by, you returned
to work and found yourself spending time training Jungkook for most of the days.
It was definitely nice having company in your cubicle and splitting the work
between each other. Things got done faster, plus once he got into a rhythm with
his paperwork, he would hum a tune angelically. It was a nice change of pace to
the silence you were always in. And soon, you brought in your own earphones
"Um uh…” Jungkook
hesitated as he stood behind you, trying to figure out how to get your
attention. He stiffly and cautiously moved his index finger closer to your
shoulder then immediately pulled back before he could touch you. With a deep
breath, he tried his other hand but he still couldn’t bring himself to tap your
"Y/N. Jungkook!“ Jimin
appeared and Jungkook immediately stumbled away from you, flustered.
Jimin raised an eyebrow at him and
you pulled your earphones out curiously.
"Yes, Mr. Park?”
"We’re staying overtime today
so can you two pick up coffees from the cafe for me, Silver, and Hoseok. Oh, and
get yourselves something too.“ Jimin handed you his card. "Oh and
grab some pastries and take out while you’re out.”
"Sure thing.“ You grabbed
the card then turned to Jungkook who was still pinned to the counter nervously.
He nodded. “Y-yeah…”
"Have fun!“ Jimin winked
"Did you drive or did your
father’s men drive you?”
"I drove, but I don’t want to
take my car out…it’s in one of those tiny spots. It was a pain to park.“
You laughed and threw him your car
keys. Reflexively, he caught it with one hand, which impressed you.
"You drive my car then. I’m
feeling a bit sleepy so it’d be unsafe.
Plus you know all about traffic laws and such, who knows if you’ll arrest me
for speeding while I’m in the car with you.” You rambled.
Jungkook snorted. “I’m off
"Still a cop.“ You
shrugged. "Let’s go.”
You two hopped into your car and drove
to the cafe down the street.
"So is your unit okay with you
working a different job all of a sudden?“ You questioned. You had been
curious about Jungkook for awhile now since his whole situation was unique. You
often wondered how he ended up being a cop when he was a company’s heir. It
"Yeah, it’s happened often
since my dad’s been trying to pressure me to get into business. Plus everyone
knows my background at the police academy. Everyone needs to go through a
scrutinizing background check before being accepted. Can’t have past criminals
being the police force.” He replied.
"And why did you want to be a
cop instead of inheriting the company?“
"Mm…no offense, but I don’t
find an office job very exciting. I’m someone who’s very physical and likes
moving my body. I love doing extreme sports and challenging myself physically.
It’s what excites me, and I don’t want to be bound to a desk, staring at numbers
for more than half my day. It’s my life so I want to do something that makes me
happy. Something that makes me enjoy waking up early and staying up at night.
Being a cop is that for me.”
You smiled at him warmly and he
stepped away, a bit creeped out.
"What? Why’re you smiling like
"No. I just didn’t think you
had a sentimental and deep side.” You shrugged.
He rolled his eyes. “You need
to get over that ticket I gave you.”
"I’m over the ticket, but your
harsh words, I will probably never get over.“
"I heard you two are working
together now.” The Receptionist handed them their orders. “Must be
nice. I wish I worked with my close friends.”
"You could always join the
company, Noona. I’m sure hyung can pull some strings.“ Jungkook grinned.
"No thanks. I already have one
desk job, I don’t need another one.”
"See, you understand me
"Oh Y/N. Joon’s over there
reading if you wanted to go say hi.” The Receptionist pointed out.
Immediately, you perked up and
turned around. Sure enough, Namjoon was sitting by the window, calmly reading a
book with a serious expression. Hurriedly, you scurried over to him and tapped his
Namjoon glanced up and grinned
widely, exposing his dimples. "Y/N.”
He studied your outfit curiously.
“You look pretty. Are you working?”
You blushed and nodded.
Jungkook appeared beside you.
"Oh Namjoon, this is the other
intern Jungkook. Jungkook, Namjoon. He’s a family friend.“
Jungkook bowed. "Nice to meet
you. And you have really strong looking thighs.”
You and Namjoon blinked then giggled
at his comment. Jungkook blushed shyly.
"Thanks Jungkook. You’re pretty
"And so they’ve met in real
life now too.” the Receptionist hummed as she watched the scene in front
of her. “Mon, Nochu, and the client they’re sharing. Mon knows the client
from the past. Nochu and the client work together, but Nochu doesn’t know Mon
is Mon. Do Nochu and Mon know each other? Does the client know their
identities? I wonder…”
She grinned widely to herself.
"Ahh this is so exciting! I
can’t believe this is happening. It’s mind blowing! Too bad I can’t tell Jimin.“
You watched in awe as Jungkook threw
his arm behind your chair to reverse out of the parking spot. His dress shirt
pressed against his defined chest and his face was handsomely concentrated.
"So that guy is just your
family friend?” he questioned once he got back on the road, pulling you
out of your stare.
"Like what you’re seeing?”
Jungkook smirked. “You were staring at me before.”
You rolled your eyes and scoffed.
“Just focus on driving. You’re so weird.”
"I’m weird? You couldn’t appeal against the ticket by acting cute
but when you approached this Namjoon guy you were full of cuteness and
"Was I?” You blinked.
"You didn’t know? Your voice
got all high pitched like a dolphin shriek.“ Jungkook mimicked you.
"And you were batting your eyes like you had something in them.”
You huffed. “I was not!”
He snorted. “Oh please. Like
you could see yourself. Take my word for it. Your crush on him is so
"It was an old crush. I haven’t
seen him in years.“ You stared out your window.
"Well you could use this time
to rekindle that flame.” Jungkook teased.
"Sadly, there was no flame in
the past to rekindle.“
"Well, starting fresh is always
You eyed Jungkook. “You haven’t
dated a lot either, have you?”
Jungkook tensed, “Wh-what? Of
course I have! I mean look at me! I’m handsome!”
"Nope, guess you haven’t.“
"I’ve had plenty of girlfriends
for your information. Girls lined up at my locker back in school and my whole
desk was always filled with gifts. I’d have dates lined up every day of the
You stared at him skeptically.
“Then why do you freak out whenever I touch you?”
"I do not–“
You covered his hand with yours.
Hurriedly, he swerved to the side of the road in panic.
"Don’t DO that!”
"Do you have a phobia of girls?
Or is it just me?“ You raised an eyebrow.
"Neither! I’m fine!”
"But I’ve seen you pin yourself
against the wall when a female employee walks by you, and duck your head down
when females approach the cubicle to ask me questions. Tell me what your
"I don’t have a problem! I know
women like the back of my hand. I can get someone off in less than 5
You stared at him intently.
"What?“ He furrowed his
"You know, I’ve been wondering this for
"If I say, 'Nochu’…what do
Jungkook’s eyes widened and his
eyeballs whizzed around anxiously. “Wh-what?”
"Let me ask you straightly then.
Are you Nochu?“
Jungkook’s eyes threatened to fall
out of its sockets as he stared at you in shock. "Why…?”
You exhaled, seeing that his answer
confirmed your suspicions, and opened the front compartment of your car. You
took out your signature mask and pulled it over your face, observing the way
his face contorted to one of horror and astonishment when you did.
"Cause we know each other a lot
better than we thought.“
Jungkook unbuckled his seatbelt
hurriedly. "Excuse me. I have to go run away from you and probably jump
into the deepest hole on Earth.”
You grabbed his shirt to pull him
back into his seat, and leaned your face close to his.
"I have a proposition for you,
He winced at the nickname being used
without his mask present.
"What’s the proposition?”
"I want to learn about dating.
That Namjoon guy, right now we’re in some kind of mentor-student relationship,
but for some reason, I want him to take me seriously and actually consider
dating me. Since you’re having an awkward time around girls without the mask,
and I never know how to properly appeal and flirt with guys, we can help each
other. What do you think? It’s beneficial for both parties, don’t you
"Are you suggesting a merger
with mutual benefits and co-ownership?” Jungkook raised an eyebrow.
"Yes. Shall we create a
contract?“ You smirked, going along with his banter.
"I’ll…I’ll think about it.
It’s a bit overwhelming to find out someone I work with…well I’ve done things
You released your grip on him and
chuckled. “It doesn’t bother me since it’s your job, and I was curious
myself. It was a good transaction.”
“Wait…you knew it was me…so does that
mean you like me?” Jungkook blinked at you curiously.
You glanced back at him blankly,
“Well other than whatever I’m feeling for Namjoon, I can’t say that I’m
exactly sure what it means to like someone…but I figured you fascinated me
from the beginning.”
You two stared at each other
"Well, I don’t know if you’ll
be a cure to my nerves, but I guess we’ll never know unless we try.“
Jungkook exhaled. "It’s getting a bit embarrassing that I can work my way
around a woman in bed, but not in any other way.”
You smiled and patted his shoulder.
“We’ll get through this together, Nochu.”
Jungkook glared at you, “Don’t
call me that outside of the Club.”
You grinned teasingly. “But
it’s okay if we’re alone right?”
Jungkook rolled his eyes and started
the car again. “I can’t believe I agreed to pretend date you.”
"Think of it as a beneficial
learning experience! A training module of sorts.“
He shook his head and merged back on
"Just don’t go falling in love
with me.” You chuckled.
"As if.“ Jungkook rolled
Later that day, Jungkook changed
into his host outfit and snugly pulled his gold mask over his face. For some
reason, your proposition made his heart feel lighter. The fact that you
accepted his strange behaviors around women, and the fact that you too
struggled with similar issues; he felt like a burden had been lifted from him.
He wasn’t sure if it was the solution to his problems, but it definitely was
better than doing nothing. Spending time with a female might ease his anxiety
around others, and besides, other than the Receptionist, you were the only
other woman he talked to frequently. Maybe it wasn’t so bad. Although he felt
himself heat up, remembering that it was you who had given him his first
"Oh my god.” he crouched
down and covered his face, embarrassed.
Jungkook’s head whipped up at the
sound of that name. This Mon had
eluded him every single time. The man who had taken one of his clients away
from him, he wanted to see exactly what he looked like with his own eyes.
Jungkook rushed from the back towards the Receptionist’s desk. Panting, he
finally came face to face with a tall, lean man in a deep purple mask.
Okay, he was attractive.
But his presence irked him the more
he thought about how he had to share one of his customers with this mysterious
person, who incidentally got perks and benefits for no reason. He felt like his
title as the Golden Host and as one of the best hosts in the Club was being
"Does your mask have this chip
now?” the Receptionist questioned.
"Mhm.“ Mon grinned.
"Yah.” Jungkook curtly
spoke, garnering attention from both of them. “Are you Mon?”
"Yes, I am. How can I help
you?” Mon stood up straighter and spoke refinedly.
Jungkook faltered a little, but kept
his proud stance.
"Who do you think you are?
Waltzing in here like you own the place? You think you can just take and give
customers as you please? You’re not even on the roster or anything. What gives
you the right to take being a host so lightly?“
Mon chuckled and glanced at the Receptionist,
then back at Nochu, "Kid, I do own
Note: I apologize beforehand if there are any inconsistencies with season 1 of Supergirl, I searched online about the red kryptonite episode since I forgot most of what happened (my brain has a way of deleting everything else about a show when I start shipping something lol), but please do tell me if you see something that I might’ve forgotten. Also, it’s 1 a.m. right now and I just finished the editing, so if there’re any mistakes, again, I’m so sorry :) Enjoy!
Kara wanted a drink. Desperately. At least that was what she’d told herself as she strolled into the alien bar. In fact, she only wanted to see her boyfriend, Mon-El. After a day of chasing down a story and then stopping a house fire, she needed him. It had been six months or so since they started dating, yet Kara still wanted to be by his side 24/7 as if they’d just gotten together. Mon-El had a way of…calming her down, making her forget about all of her exhaustion.
Those were her thoughts when she sat down on the bar stool, resting her elbows on the counter. The bar was relatively empty, time being only four p.m., so she could have Mon-El all to herself. He was the only one working along with another new girl bartender anyway.
“Hey, Mr. Bartender,” she called for the Daxamite, a smile playing on his lips. Mon-El stopped wiping the glass in his hand, turning to the sound of the young woman. A huge grin appeared on his face.
“Kara!” he called out, leaving the glass and approaching his girlfriend. “And here I was thinking of stealing you away from work.” There was a hint of mischief in his voice that made Kara smile. She was just about to respond when Mon-El grabbed the nape of her neck, pulling her forward.
Kara was caught off guard as Mon-El kissed her, his lips crushing hers under his super strength. It wasn’t because she wasn’t used to PDA, though; it was because they’d never kissed that hard in public. They usually kept it small and sweet, leaving passion to closed doors and bedrooms.
It was as if Mon-El had forgotten they were in the bar he worked in.
Okay, but can you imagine if Kara got affected by Red Kryptonite while with Mon-El? She would call out every stubborn, abusive, misogynistic, immature, and stupid thing he’s ever done or said to her. She’d probably tell him that she regrets the day that she ever opened his pod, and that he’s never going to be enough for her. She’d verbally tear his ass a new one so hard he’d probably willingly go searching for those bounty hunters that are looking for him. That is, if she doesn’t get so pissed at him that she just skips the tongue-lashing and propels him through half the buildings in downtown National City.
With over a week of waiting until 02x16 Star-crossed comes out, I need some Karamel fanfics. There has got to be a giant list of Karamel fics out there, right? Oh, the possibilities for naming such a list (or collection)…
Pot Stickers & Red Vines Exclusively Club Soda Blobs and Babes Space Puppies, Inc.
I’m gonna stop myself before this gets really out of hand. If you know of any other good names for a Karamel Collection/Fic List, please reblog/reply/hit up my ask box and let me know.
And the trillion (million) dollar question is… do you know of any good Karamel fics?