CHAPTER 2: SECRET ADMIRER?
You feel an initimidating aura coming from him, so you did you did your best to avoid him....
However, it doesn’t look like he’ll be leaving you alone any time soon...
“Don’t be afraid of me.”
A loud snore jolted you awake, making you frustrated since you had set your alarm to ring thirty minutes later.
Remembering that it was a school day, tried to get out of bed but was stopped by a pair of arms around your waist.
You looked down at supposedly empty space next to you and saw Taehyung sleeping while snoring loudly.
His grip around your waist was strong, as if he was afraid that you’d leave him if he’d let go.
The memories of last night then came to you like a tidal wave.
Taehyung had refused to leave you alone after what you had experienced, so he insisted on sleeping in your house.
He said that he just wanted to keep you safe.
Seeing Taehyung next to you confuses you, since you were sure that he had decided to sleep in the living room in order to give you privacy.
You figured that he must have felt lonely and snuck in last night.
You decided to study Taehyung’s features.
He looked angelic in his sleep, he always did.
He was one of the most handsome people you knew, he and you weren’t surprised by the fact that was popular among the girls school.
After wriggling out of Taehyung’s grip, you headed towards the kitchen to prepare breakfast.
Since you knew how much Taehyung loved kimchi, you decided to cook kimchi spaghetti and meatballs.
As you cooked, you wondered if you even deserved a friend like Taehyung.
He was willing to do everything for his loved ones, even if it meant sacrificmg his own happiness.
He was what you called, your guardian angel.
You turned around and saw Taehyung, who was obviously still half- asleep.
staring at you.
He couldn’t even open his eyes properly.
For you, the fact that he brought a pillow with him and snuggled it was just cute.
You: “Good morning, Tae! Did you sleep well?”
Taehyung: “...Yeah. Good morning, Y/N. You’re up early.”
You were a bit surprised by how low and husky Taehyung’s morning voice sounded.
After all, it’s been a while since you two last slept together.
You: “Breakfast is ready! made your favorite, kimchi spaghetti!”
Taehyung stared at you for a solid minute before he took in what you said.
He smiled lazily, his chin resting on the pillow he was hugging close his chest.
once again, you thought he was cute.
Taehyung: “Thanks, Y/N. You really know how to make me happy...”
You smiled as you placed the food on the table.
As you dug into the spaghetti and praised you own cooking, you didn’t notice that Taehyung was staring at you the whole time.
After a very quick shower and slipping on your uniform, you were all set for school.
You sat on the on the sofa was you waited for Taehyung, who had gone home to fetch his bag.
You decided to watch some television to entertain yourself.
After skimming through some dramas and reality shows, you came across the news channel, which was featuring an all too familiar looking alley.
You gulped us you recalled what you had experienced in it.
News Reporter: “Even though they have the murderer’s blood, police are still having difficulty identifying the culprit, The only witness to the crime, who has decided to stay anonymous, does not recall any details about the culprit.”
You were silent as you recalled being approached by the very same reporter, who was asking for some details.
You told them what you knew but asked them to keep you identity a secret.
You did not regret this decision.
The scene then switched to the girl’s corpse and you could only stare at her deathly pale skin.
Her screams echoed in your head.
Before the news reporter could mutter another word, the television was shut off.
You saw Taehyung holding the remote control while giving you a concerned look.
He was in his school uniform and had his backpack strapped on.
You stared at the television, the image of the corpse branded into your brain.
You: “I could have saved her, Tae, but I didn’t. She’s dead because of me. If I wasn’t such a coward, I could have ran in before she was killed... but I hid instead...!”
Taehyung sat down next to you before he put an arm around you for comfort.
He gently placed your head on his shoulder and started rubbing your back.
You felt warm and safe in his arms, as you always did.
Taehyung: “Y/N... don’t this to yourself. You aren’t at fault. Think of what can’t risk losing you, Y/N. You did your best to help, that itself is enough.”
You were instantly cheered up by Taehyung’s word, so you gave him a hug as a sign of thanks.
He hesitated before he hugged you back, but you were too occupied to notice this.
You: “Thanks, Taehyung. I owe you one. really.”
Taehyung stared at you for a moment before he grinned and ruffled your hair.
You whined about how long it took you hair, which Taehyung responded with a laugh.
Taehyung: “You don’t owe me anything, Y/N... Come, Let’s head to school shall we?”
With that, you and Taehyung walked to school in silence.
Although, you did feel that was more protective around you.
You stood in front of the school gate, honestly disappointed that you weren’t in the same class as him.
Taehyung: “Hey, Y/N...”
You: “Yeah, Taehyung?”
Taehyung: “Don’t take this the wrong way, Y/N, but... I think you should make some friends. I understand that you have some..trust issues because of that incident but I can’t bear to imagine you being alone in a crowded room.”
Taehyung: “I heard that there’s going to be a new student today. If he ends up in your class, you should try being friend with him. It will be a great start for you both, trust me. I.. can’t be your only friend, Y/N...”
At the same time, you agreed with Taehyung.
Even if you did have him by your side, it’s still better to have some more friends, especially in some cases where Taehyung was there.
You: “You’re right, Tae. I’ll... try to make some new friends....”
Taehyung: “Good girl. See you after class, okay Y/N? I’m hoping to meet your new friends later!”
After waving goodbye to Taehyung, you decided to stop by your locker, since you had plenty of spare time in your hands.
as soon as you opened it, a pink envelope fell out from it.
You gasped, realizing that it was a love letter.
You: “It’s in anonymous.... who would give me this? I don’t even know anyone else..”
What’s Taehyung going to say when he finds out?
Wait, maybe this person inserted it in the wrong locker?
no, it has my name on it...
The thought of having a secret a secret admirer flustered you.
You took your books, you didn’t notice the boy running in your direction.
As a result, he crashed into you, causing you to fall along with him and drop you stuff.
???: “Tch, watch where you’re going, would you?”
You recognized that voice immediately.
It was Yoongi, the school’s varsity basketball player and the campus “oppa.”
You couldn’t understand why he was so popular.
He was a jerk, the epitome of rude, and you despised him.
He wasn’t even helping you pick up your things.
He just stood there and stared at you, looking unamused.
You weren’t surprised by the fact that he wasn’t wearing his school uniform.
He never does.
You: “Excuse me? You’re the one who was running in the hallway.”
Yoongi: ” Psh, you’re the one who wasn’t looking. You’re really stupid, letting a love letter distract you like that.”
Your eyes widened when you realized that Yoongi was holding the love letter you were treated the letter as if it was a basketball and moved it around.
You: “Give it back to me, Yoongi,”
Yoongi: “Why should I, round face? You know, I’m actually surprised that someone would give you this. At the same time, I feel bad.. for the guy.”
You: “Round face? excuse me but I have a name. Also, I am proud of my round face, thank you very much.”
Yoongi: “Whatever, round face. Here, take it, not that I needed it anyway I’m going to be late for class.”
You were steaming as you watched Yoongi walk away smugly.
No words could describe how much you despised his guts.
Before you can start ranting internally, you heard the school bell ring.
You: “Oh my God! I’m going to be late for class! Ugh, Min Yoongi!”
You shoved the letter in your pocket as you ran to your classroom, almost bumping into some of the students in the hallway.
You entered the classroom and sighed in relief.
No professor was present yet.
As soon as you made it to your seat, which was near the back of the room because of your surname, the professor entered the room.
Your heart skipped a beat.
That was an extremely close call.
Professor: “Good morning, class! Today, we are going to have a new student to join us!”
The class erupted in murmurs at the professor’s announcement.
You rolled your eyes as you as you heard the girls squeal over a hot male transferee.
You then remembered Taehyung, who had told you to befriend the new student.
Professor: “Mr Jeon, please enter and introduce yourself.”
You stared at the dashing young boy who entered the room shyly.
You would admit, he did have looks.
He looked very... squishy too.
He was fidgeting, most probably out of nervousness, but he this huge smile on his face.
Jungkook:” Hello, everyone! My name is Jeon Jungkook! I’m only eighteen so please take care of me!”
The girls in the class swooned at how cute Jungkook was.
Meanwhile, you were stunned by how young he was.
You were the only eighteen year old in this class and were the youngest.
Well, not anymore, possibly.
Jungkook’s eyes scanned around the room.
When he met yours, he stopped and stared.
He blinked for a few seconds before his grin became wider.
You stared back at him in confusion, what was he doing?
Professor:” Alright, Jungkook, you can go and sit on the empty seat over there. Do you mind being at the back?”
Jungkook shook his head and walked over to his seat, while still staring at you.
It was at that moment you realized.
the empty seat was next to you.
You signed, you knew that you were going to have to deal all of his staring.
Professor: okay class, let’s start with some integration techniques...”
You felt drained because of Math class and it didn’t help that Jungkook was staring at you the whole time.
You groaned because your next class was PE.
You dragged yourself to your locker, then you felt someone tap you shoulder.
You saw Jungkook standing there, wearing something different.
You saw the gym bag hanging from his shoulder, making you assume that his next class was also PE.
This time, you felt a different aura from Jungkook.
What he was wearing made him look charismtie, getting rid of your first impression of him being a squishy little kid.
He also had a serious look on his face.
Jungkook.: “..HEY, I don’t think l’ve properly introduced myself to you. My name is Jungkook. sorry about all the staring, you just resembled someone I know..”
Jungkook stuck his hand out for you to shake.
You hesitated for a while but you ended up shaking his hand.
His girp was.. firm, a bit too firm.
You figured that he was the kind of person who worked out a lot.
You: “Nice to meet you, Jungkook. My name is Y/N. Did something happen? You don’t seem to be as cheerful as you were this morning...” J
ungkook: “Oh, that? Don’t worry, that was just an act to get those students off my back. You know how most people pick on those who don’t seem.. fun. They think the coldest people are the weakest.”
You couldn’t believe hat Jungkook had just acted, since you fell for it completely.
Jungkook.laughed lightly and Stared at your flustered face in amusement.
He was right, though.
The students from your school picked on the cold and silent people thinking that they were weak.
The fun and noisy People were popular.
You couldn’t really get this logic, since you belonged in between.
You: “I’ll have to admit, that was a pretty smart move.. but I’m sure most of the girls here will be all over you, thinking that you’re a cute and innocent little boy.”
Jungkook: ” I guess I’ll just have to deal with that, then.”
That last statement made both you and Jungkook laugh.
You already knew that the friendship between you two was starting to brew.
You were proud of yourself for getting over that and you knew that Taehyung would be too.
Jungkook.: “So...I guess we’re friends now, huh?”
You: “Yeah.. I guess so...”
As you and Jungkook walked to your next class while telling each other about yourselves.
neither of you noticed Yoongi, who was staring at you both from across the hallway.
Yoongi:“...Tch, what an idiot.”
You and V spent the whole day together, eating and talking about random stuff.
Now, the two of you were standing near the school gate, wilting for Taehyung You wanted to introduce Jungkook to him.
Jungkook: “So, Taehyung is your childhood friend...”
You: “Yeah. He’s really kind so I’m sure you’ll love him. Oh, I see him coming Here now! Hey, Taehyung!”
Taehyung ran to you as soon as he heard you but his smile faded when his eyes landed on Jungkook.
Since you were excited to introduce the two to each other, you didn’t notice this.
You: “Hey, Tae! This Jungkook, the new student you mentioned. Jungkook, this is Taehyung, my childhood friend I told you about,”
Jungkook: “Hello, Taehyung! As what Y/N said, my name is Jungkook. It’s nice to meet you!”
Taehyung just stared at Jungkook’s hand with a blank expression.
You nudged him with your elbow, making him snap out of the trace.
He awkwardly shook Jungkook’s hand.
Taehyung: “Oh... S-sorry.. uh... hello, Jungkook..”
You raised an eyebrow at Taeyung.
He looked very gloomy, which worried You.
He wouldn’t stop staring at Jungkook too.
You had no idea what was going on right now!
Taehyung: “I’m really sorry Y/N but... I Won’t be to walk you home today. The boss celled, telling me that I had to take over Himehan’s shift, so I’m heading right away. I’m really sorry...”
You: “It’s ok, Tae, really. Maybe I can have Jungkook walk home with me.”
Jungkook: “Uh... sorry, Y/N but I can’t. I have some... business to take care of at home.”
You stared at the two of them and blinked.
This meant that you were going have to walk home alone today.
You were afraid that something would happen to you again but you couldn’t just force them to walk you home.
Taehyung: “Y/N, will you be alright alone? I can ditch work today if you want to.. I don’t want something to happen to you again..”
Jungkook stared at Taehyung with wide eyes but since you were too busy telling Taehyung that you were going to be fine, you didn’t notice how shocked he looked.
It was like both Taehyung and Jungkook apologized a thousand times before you left school.
Since you didn’t pass by that alley again, you decided to take another route home.
However, it was farther and... darker.
You: “Maybe I shouldn’t have changed my route.. it’s way too creepy here..”
There was no turning back so you pressed on, hoping that you would arrive home before the sun sets.
You paused when you felt a weak breeze pass, shocking you, since there was no wind at all.
You turned around and discovered that you were the only one walking on this street.
You could feel a heavy presence in the air but you couldn’t see anyone, terrifying you.
You froze when you heard a chilling voice call a name... your name.
There’s still nobody else around so you frantically looked everywhere, only to be greeted by shadows and darkness.
You were now shivering out of fear.
The voice.. no, he sounded strangely familiar but you just couldn’t put finger on who it was.
There was an intimidating aura coming from him, so you did you best to avoid him...
However, it doesn’t look like he’ll be leaving you any time soon...
???: “Don’t be afraid of me.”
that was the last straw.
You dashed through the streets and heard the voice laugh behind you, making you want to cry.
One thing’s for sure, you’re never going to pass by this route again.
When Jungkook arrived , it was too late.
He sighed as he saw your running figure disappear into the dark.
He then heard laughter from a nearby alley and shock his head.
He definitely knew who it was.
Jungkook: “You really love hiding in alleys, don’t you, Jimin?”
Instead of replying, Jimin came out of the alley with a mischievous smirk on his face.
Jungkook gave him a look of disapproval before shaking his head again.
Jimin: “What are you doing here, Jungkook? if I recall correctly. this isn’t the way to your house.”
Jungkook: “I had a feeling that you were going to scare Y/N like that especially because she was going to walk home alone today.”
Jimin: “So you followed her? And to think that you call me a stalker!”
Jungkook: “Ugh.. Jimin, just... stay away from Y/N.”
Jimin cackled loudly, his voice echoing in the empty streets.
Jungkook stared at him, a bit pissed of by how Jimin didn’t take his threat seriously.
Jimin: “Me? stay away from Y/N? Jungkook, you know exactly why I won’t stay away from Y/N. What is she to you, anyway? she’s just a girl and you don’t care about girls.. or people in general.”
Jungkook: “She’s...she’s my friend.”
Jimin: “Your friend? if she’s really your friend. why did you lie to her? Business to take care of at home, what a lame excuse you came up with. Admit it, she isn’t your priority. instead of accompanying her, you chose to”
Jungkook: “Go home, Jimin.”
Jimin: “.. Fine but you will never change my mind, Jungkook. If you want to protect your friend, you better watch out.”
As Jimin walked away, Jungkook could only sigh.
He stared at the sky and saw the stars, which were starting to come out by one, like glitter in space.
Jungkook: “I’m really looking forward to the day when you’ll start understanding me... Jimin...”
l’ve been admiring you from afar ever since I first saw you, Y/N.
I hope that one day, you’ll realize who I am return the same feelings I have for you.
From, the man who will always look our for, your Secret Admirer..