~College!au Pen Pal Jimin~PART FOURTEEN: END
Jimin’s heart was racing as he jogged to the campus’ cafe. Sure, you were blunt and usually said what was on your mind, you managed to beat around the bush with the question he asked.
Instead of giving Jimin an answer, you decided to ask to meet up to ‘settle’ this, whatever this was, in person.
Jimin, although nervous, was excited to see you again. He never made the final move to get your number at the party and he definitely wasn’t going to let you slip out of his fingers again.
Approaching the cafe, Jimin let out a shaky sigh. It was the intervention he wasn’t even expecting. When he thought about meeting his pen pal weeks ago, he never felt nervous although he had caught quite the liking to you. But now finding out you were THE girl who made him open up his heart by being so accepting of the real him?
Real him, he thought to himself with a scoff. Would you even believe the guy you talked to at the party was the real him? Or did you think that he was just trying to appeal to you in hoped of sleeping with you later?
He didn’t have time to answer his nerve-wracking questions because he caught sight of you–of course he remembered what you looked like; your image was glued to his mind–wearing sweats and most likely a sweatshirt way too large for you.
Smiling softly at your being, he approached while watching you bounce your knee up and down and stare at the tea before you intently.
Your thoughts were a jumbled mess. Your stomach was doing flip flops and you heart was beating a miles a minute. Why did you agree to this?
After Jimin sent you the inevitable ‘do you like me too?’ text, you couldn’t even answer that to yourself. Instead of replying you agreed on meeting him at your campus’ cafe.
What was he going to act like?
Better yet, what did you want him to act like?
You just wanted him to be honest. Honest with you, but most importantly honest with himself.
You snapped your head up at the voice and gave a wary smile.
“Park Jimin,” You greeted, gesturing to the seat across from you for him.
“Jimin is just fine, you know?” Jimin smiled and took a seat.
“Sorry,” You apologized before moving you tea closer to you to take a sip. “So, my pen pal is the famous Jimin that I’ve heard so much about. How many girls want to be in my shoes?” You asked before taking a long sip.
Jimin chuckled and shook his head. “You wouldn’t believe me,” He sighed before taking a long look at you, “But I’m glad it’s you.”
“Oh really?” You wiggled your eyebrows, “You mean you loved flirting with me only to be constantly rejected?”
Looking away for a split second, he rolled his eyes with a grin, “No–o. We had nice conversations that I’ve never had with another girl before. Y/N, I don’t think you understand how much you’ve grown on me.”
“I tend to be a blessing to people’s lives,” you flipped your hair behind your shoulder. Jimin laughed, causing his eyes to crinkle into a shape resembling crescent moons.
“I agree. Plus, I think you rejecting me really gave me a reality check. If I could be so easily rejected because you didn’t know who I was, that tells a lot about my reputation. I’m so used to people just begging for my attention but with you, I felt like I was begging for yours,” He finished his statement quietly.
You raised your eyebrows in surprise. You always discarded Jimin’s flirting with a roll of your eyes over text but now knowing who he really was made your original thoughts about him change. He never gave up on you. Well, until you made your deal but still, he managed to squeeze in a few texts of endearment.
“And then our talk at the party? Man, that really opened my eyes. It was the first conversation with a girl that didn’t have to do with flirting. You had no idea who I was and I was able to express my true thoughts and feelings.”
“You talked about yourself, too. I could tell you had a connection to ‘Jimin,’ but I didn’t even think that you were him. I noticed you were often, how do I say, at war with yourself, and very careful with what you said at first,” You said softly.
“Yeah,” He agreed with a long sigh, “I knew if I said the wrong thing to expose myself, you wouldn’t want to talk to me anymore.”
“How do you know that? Since when we first spoke, you were nothing but honest with me. Well, besides your identity. Even if I found out who you were at the end of the night, I would’ve been the only girl who new the real Park Jimin.”
“I didn’t know. People are so judgmental nowadays. A few weeks ago I found out my friend Jungkook’s pen pal didn’t tell him who she really was because the first time they met he looked so disappointed. By a single look, her self esteem was crushed and she decided not to tell him.”
“What happened to them?”
“They became best friends! Meanwhile Jungkook was falling for her and his pen pal unknown to him that they were the same person. Heh, I guess I could relate to that. After a bunch of drama with her fake friend, Jungkook found out and he felt terrible.”
“And?” You were on the edge of your seat. Was his friend forgiven? Were they still friends?
“Oh. They’re dating now,” He finished off.
“Yeah, she loved him. And he realized he loved her after she was out of his life for a while. It’s a really long story, believe me.”
“Well at least by the end, neither of them were judgmental. Jungkook obviously learned from his mistake and his pen pal didn’t judge him after all the drama and instead forgave him,” You pointed out.
“It took an entire intervention! It took me and Taehyung for them to finally settle the truth.”
“I can assure you, I’m not like that.”
“I didn’t know that then. Besides, what if you did know things about me and you were just like the other girls? For once I wanted to be a nobody.”
“You know,” You began, a smile stretching on your face. “I like this Jimin. If you don’t like the reputation you have, why don’t you just change, though?”
“It’s hard to. It’s hard to be something society expects you not to be.”
“Screw society. Be whoever the hell you want to be. If I was who everybody thought I’d be, I’d be nose in books and not caring toward anyone else on the planet.”
Jimin stared at you in admiration. How were you so accepting?
“Listen, I know we met up so I can answer your question but can I ask you this really vital question first?”
Jimin widened his eyes and nodded. “Of course.”
“Am I really the girl who changed the dear fuckboy?” You teased with a smile.
Sighing at the lack of seriousness in your question, he rolled his eyes. “I think so, my love.”
“Okay no really. One question: If I was another girl, would you still have the same feelings for me?”
He thought about the question for a moment. “I’m always going to like the girl at the party. If the girl I was texting wasn’t you, she wouldn’t have had the same effect on me. You were you and nobody would’ve replaced how I felt about you the first time we met.”
“So you don’t think it’s pure coincidence me and the girl at the party are the same person.”
“My love, nothing is an accident.”
“Then yes, Park Jimin. My dear fuckboy, I’ve had feelings for you since the ‘have you ever fallen in love?’ conversation we had. It was our first real conversation and it really won me over.”
“You mean, you’ve liked me for a while now? And you made no move?”
“And give you the satisfaction and inflate your ego? No thanks,” You laughed.
“You know, I think even if we didn’t have the conversation about how I found out you were my pen pal, I still would’ve figured it out.”
Giving him a skeptical look, you asked, “How?”
“There was one thing–one statement–you two said that I didn’t remember until now.”
“Oh yeah? What was that?”
He leaned in close enough to be only a few centimeters away from your and your breath hitched in your throat.
“’In your dreams boi.’“
Before you could scoff at your repetitive phrase, he placed his lips on yours and this time you thought, Hm maybe he was right all those months ago when we first spoke. You don’t want this to be a dream.
L:ASDLASDKL ITS OVER AND IDK HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT AHHHHH!! HOW WAS IT FAM? DID YOU LIKE IT??? PLS LET ME KNOW HERE!!
Hehehe even tho during the piece of their convo at the party didn’t include the iconic, in your dreams boi, SOMEWHERE IN THAT CONVO THROUGH THE NIGHT IT WAS THERE HAHA
WHo’s ready for Jin’s pen pal bc his is next!!! (im sensing lots of fluff)