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The Pains of Our Yesterdays C14+1 A Date With Taehyung
Hey guys, I'm not completely jetlagged, so I decided to start posting the bonus date chapters. I hope they're fun and add some more insight into some of the characters. Maybe they'll also help you to choose who to root for. The chapters are short, but I hope you enjoy them.
Here's the first bonus date.
Thank you to all of you who are reading, liking, clipping, following, and commenting.
Disclaimer: Many of the characters aside from BTS are made up and BTS themselves are not BTS in this story. And, of course, I don't know the BTS boys personally so their personalities are probably mostly fictional.
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Beginning: Chapter 1
Previous: Chapter 14
Warning: May contain mild language.
Narrator POV
The only reason Taehyung wanted to take Jiyoung out first was so that he wouldn’t make it too obvious to her that he was trying to get her and Hoseok together. He waited until the last second to decide what to do with her, so he decided to take her to one of his favorite places, the Manhwa Museum. First though, he would take her to lunch. He stood outside her room with a small bouquet of flowers. He was about to knock when the door opened. Jiyoung jumped back with a small squeal.
“Holy crap, Tae, you scared the hell out of me,” she blurted out, clutching her chest. Taehyung gave her his boxy smile. “Yeah, yeah, yeah. You could get away with murder with that smile.”
“Who says I haven’t?” He cocked at eyebrow and gave a playfully menacing look. Or at least that’s what he tried for. Jiyoung burst out laughing.
“Don’t quit your day job,” she teased.
“Yah...you’re so mean,” he pouted, sticking out his bottom lip.
“And you’re so ridiculous,” she shot back, pinching his lip and pulling it back and forth.
“Yah, yah, yah.” He escaped her fingers. “Don’t be like that on any other first dates, they’ll think you’re into skinship.”
“Whatever,” she replied, petting his hair. He smiled and held out the bouquet.
Jiyoung took the bouquet with a smile. She put her face close to the flowers and smelled them. “I guess you can be a gentleman too, huh? But you didn’t need to get flowers just for a pretend date.”
“Oh, this isn’t pretend. We’re going out on a date. And I’m going to make sure you have fun and teach you what you have to do for your other dates.”
“I’m not sure if I should be taking dating advice from you.”
“Ouch,” he grabbed his chest playfully. “Believe it or not, I actually used to go on real dates before... so I do have some actual experience. More than you, anyway.” Jiyoung shot him a playful glare. Taehyung laughed and escorted her down to the kitchen. A maid brought a vase for her to put the flowers in. While Jiyoung was with the maid, Taehyung took the time to really look at her.
In the time Jiyoung had been with the guys, she really looked a lot healthier. Her cheeks were no longer gaunt and were slightly colored from her running in the sun and they now had a natural pink hue. Judging by the light eyeliner and lip tint she was wearing, JiEun had apparently convinced her to wear makeup for the day. She looked beautiful. Her shin-length summer dress accentuated her curves and showed that she had gained enough weight to now look healthy. Anyone looking at her now would never know she had been so poorly fed and malnourished.
Taehyung wondered what is was about her that made her immediately view her as an older sister and not as a romantic interest. But it didn’t matter really. He was glad Hoseok had fallen for her. After his heartbreak, Hoseok had been different. But now, Taehyung got to see a side of Hoseok that he hadn’t seen in many years. And he was grateful for that. And a little worried. Jimin also apparently had some sort of interest in Jiyoung, though Taehyung couldn’t figure out why. Was Jimin really in love with Jiyoung, or just the idea of her. Did Jimin know how Hoseok felt? Would he even care if he did? Taehyung wanted all of his friends to find someone that made them happy, but would Jimin really be able to settle with one girl? Or would he just break her heart? And Hoseok’s in the process...
Jiyoung turned back to him. “So what’s the plan?”
To beat the summer heat, Taehyung took Jiyoung to a cold noodle restaurant. They had a lot of fun eating and talking about the plans for the day. At some point while eating, when Taehyung was slurping the noodles, one noodle apparently decided to slap him in the face. Jiyoung started cracking up. In response, Taehyung stuffed as much as he could into his mouth. Jiyoung laughed as she called him disgusting, yelling at him to chew with his mouth closed. Taehyung, of course, responded by chewing more obnoxiously.
After lunch, Taehyung took her to the Manhwa Museum. They spent a couple hours perusing the museum. Taehyung took it upon himself to narrate their entire journey. He made it as funny as possible. He wanted to make her laugh as much as he could. Her laugh was so beautiful to him. And it made him think about how perfect of a match her and his cousin would be. They were both like sunshine when they were really happy.
After the museum, Taehyung took them to his favorite anime café for snacks. Taehyung picked out a miniature cake decorated like the head of the Colossal Titan and Jiyoung picked out a white Mokona. Taehyung took the time they were there to talk about (and write down) a list of all the animes Jiyoung ‘had’ to watch. After their cake, Taehyung took them to a nearby shopping district. Jiyoung refused to tell Taehyung which items she liked after he kept insisting on buying them for her. Instead, Taehyung had to watch Jiyoung for the small tells that informed him what she was interested in. He also kept a mental list of the things he didn’t buy but they she was interested in so that he could tell Hoseok later. Taehyung ended the night with dinner at a small seafood restaurant.
“So, noona, just out of curiosity, what do you think about my cousin?” Jiyoung choked on her soup. She took a few seconds to recover.
“W-what do you mean?” Jiyoung cursed herself for stuttering. She didn’t want to give away her feelings.
“Nothing in particular. I just know my cousin has a bit of a past. It makes him reluctant to get close to people.” While this wasn’t the entire truth, it wasn’t a complete lie either. He wanted to make Jiyoung comfortable enough to share.
“I would’ve never guessed,” Jiyoung said as she thought about the short time she had known Hoseok. While he seemed shy sometimes, he was usually quite buoyant. Even when he finished a long day of work, he always smiled and joked with everyone. He was like a walking ball of sunshine. Thinking about him sent butterflies through her stomach. And then she thought about Jimin and how he made her feel the same. She knew there had to be something wrong with her for her to feel that way about two different guys.
Taehyung watched as a fond smile slowly appeared on Jiyoung’s face. Though he couldn’t be sure of anything, it seemed possible that she might actually have the same feelings as his cousin. Then her smile faded and she looked troubled. “What’s wrong?”
“Huh? Nothing.”
“It’s obviously not nothing. You can tell me. I’m good at keeping secrets.”
“It’s not a secret. I was just thinking about food...”
“Is your food depressing you?”
“No...I just thought...this restaurant cooks some of their food differently than other places. I ordered this nakji bokkeum (spicy stir-fried octopus) because you recommended it. It’s something everyone’s familiar with. It’s safe, comfort food that makes you feel warm and comfortable.” Taehyung had to stifle a laugh. She had such a serious face on, but what she was talking about was so weird. “Right? So I ordered it. But what if the sannakji (live octopus) was good too. What if I would’ve liked it better? What if I’m missing out or end up regretting just because I went with the safe food instead of being willing to try something new and dangerous?”
Then, he understood what she was trying to say without saying it. She continued, “But what if I did try the sannakji instead and it really was dangerous? If I got hurt? Then I would regret choosing that, right? Would it be better to choose the safe food or the possibly dangerous food? Or would it be better to just not choose either? Or is it even a matter of choice?”
{The poor girl. She really is lost.} “If you chose neither, then wouldn’t you starve?” Jiyoung sat for a moment, considering. “It’s probably best to think about it. But you can’t take too long or the store will close.” Taehyung let out a small chuckle. “’Course, if it were me, I would just order both. I’m not very good with trying to make decisions. If I’m not sure, I just order everything on the menu...” Taehyung wondered if Jiyoung really believed that he didn’t know what she was trying to ask or if she said it with that intention. “But enough with dinner talk. Let’s talk about dessert. I prefer that myself.”
So there's the short little date chapter with Taehyung. He's so adorable. As for Jiyoung, I feel bad for her. It can't be easy to try to figure things out. Whoever it is, I just hope her and that person will be happy.
Next date chapter is with Hoseok. A love interest date. Should be fun. :)
Thank you @Mavis2478 for the story.
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2 comments
Tae is so sweet.
9 months ago·Reply
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@JaxomB I think being different is good. he is very sweet with ppl. I'm actually deciding if my next story is going to be his. I have a few in mind and I kinda want to do his next
9 months ago
Love the food analogy, comparing the boys.😊 So true when you think about it though lol
9 months ago·Reply
@MaritessSison thanx. It took a bit to figure out how to have them have the discussion without actually having it lol. and I had to keep rewriting it so I didn't make it look stupid or make them look like jerks,lol
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