Against the Current // Preview
Synopsis: After beating Taehyung in the national surfer’s competition he strives to top you — in more ways than one, of course. He just never expected that he would catch feelings for you along the way, just in time for the next championship.
+ pairing: Taehyung x Reader // surfers au
genre: fluff, smut, humor
word count: 1.4k for this preview ^^
a/n: hopefully i’ll have this out in a week or so! i’m only 17.6k in qq and i’m still on a heavy debate of the title, haha. what a way to kick off summer
The sound of waves crashing onto the shore roars over the distant cheers of Taehyung’s friends. Taehyung is sitting on his board, painstakingly close near the deep end of the ocean and waiting for the perfect wave to settle itself onshore. The warm rays of sun are beaming down onto him in this late afternoon, kissing his skin and providing it with a flawless glow.
Taehyung feels his anticipation rise, excitement pushing itself towards its peak the moment his eyes fall on the incoming ten footer. He inhales a deep breath of the refreshing sea breeze, salt meeting his senses and intoxicating his mind entirely. He now lays prone on the board, feet dangling by the tail as he paddles slowly to the overhead wave. The exclamations from his buddies on shore are shut out, nothing but white noise now as Taehyung focuses on the waves and nothing more.
He squints his eyes when the scene begins to unravel, salt already stinging his two orbs just by being present at the tempestuous sea. Under the scorching sun on an early morning, the deep blue beckoning him in every way, it truly is a perfect surf. The wave starts its pursuit as a breaker, speed kicking up and aching to crash with the shore like all its other smaller motions. Surf has never been so great — never has been so outstanding — until this summer. The waves are typically nothing more but small dawns, providing only quick glides and sudden wipeouts that are caused by furious winds. Though in this case, it is the polar opposite.
And it is just in perfect time for the annual surfer’s competition, Stoked, in two days.