It was funny how things worked out in life. You had imagined this very scene for the past year, replaying it over and over in your mind until you could point out the most minor details in your sleep, yet why did it play out so differently in reality? Everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong. As unsettling as it was to consider… maybe you didn’t know who your best friend really was.
“…what?” was all he could utter to break the deafening silence. Jungkook narrowed his eyes at you with his brows furrowed as he took a few hesitant, long strides towards you.
“I…” you said as you took in a deep breath and sighed out your next words with the little courage you could muster up, “…wrote those letters.”
You didn’t dare to look up into his eyes, because frankly, you were already depleted of any form of determination. Your lips were quivering so much you had to grit your teeth in an attempt to prevent them from chattering, your hands were trembling as your muscles spasmed to thaw the wave of coldness that had dawned upon you, and your knees threatened to collapse underneath you at any moment. With your eyes glued to the ground, you didn’t notice that Jungkook had made his way towards you until you spotted his Timberland boots only a few feet away from you. Before your knees could give up on you, your hand instinctively pressed up against the cool surface of the wall to your right.
“You’re joking, right?” he spoke lowly with disbelief.
It was impossible not to feel the pang against your chest after hearing those words. Were your feelings a joke to him? All those hours you had spent carefully writing messages that came from your heart came down to this? To be taken as a joke? You drew your fingers towards your palm to form a fist, your nails clawing the dry surface of the wall and sending chills down your spine. The ache in your chest worsened by second, especially from his thoughtless words, regardless of how intentional they were. Whereas the heat in your cheeks grew as you could feel his gaze piercing your eyes that failed to meet his.