This chapter gets a little crazy so if you need a recap find all the previous chapters here!
WARNING: Mild violence
Jungkook stuffs his face relentlessly, not even tasting the food he knows Jin worked so hard on. There was a part of him that felt bad but if the only thing he could do was eat to avoid talking then he would do exactly that. His eyes don’t leave his plate but still he knows Jimin is staring at him. Jungkook can feel the piercing eyes on him and strangely it rouses something in him other than guilt. Jungkook knows he shouldn’t but he can’t help but shift his gaze up in Jimin’s direction.
The grief in Jimin’s eyes slams into Jungkook like a ton of bricks as they make eye contact. For a second it’s like the world is nonexistent and Jungkook sinks into the gaze letting it envelop him. Before Jimin breaks the gaze and drops his head, Jungkook sees it... Something beneath the grief in Jimin’s eyes. Jungkook doesn’t stop staring at Jimin, his eyes widened in shock at what he just saw. Despite all that he did to Jimin, despite all the pain, Jimin still loved him. Beneath all the heartbreak and pain Jimin still held him dear. The realization almost brings Jungkook to tears right then.
While Jungkook was busy playing with Taehyung, Jimin was always loving and thinking of him. Every time Jungkook was hurt, every time he was in any sort of trouble Jimin was there doing anything he could. Oblivious to how Jungkook was playing with him, Jimin put everything into their relationship while only asking for Jungkook’s attention and when Jungkook ignored him he only tried harder. Even now, in the midst of his anger and depression he loved Jungkook.
Jungkook’s hand shakes and he bites his lip as his heart feels like it’s breaking in half. He had someone who loved him unconditionally and he gave it up like it meant nothing. Now Jimin was hurting because of him. It was his fault...all his fault.