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a taekook a/b/o where tae agrees to be a surrogate for his best friend jinho, although he doesn't get along with said best friend's husband Jungkook. Just a few weeks before he's due, however, jinho leaves the country with just a note for tae saying,"sorry".

And taehyung of course he blames Jungkook for it.The arrogant, self centered alpha must've done something to make his friend flee and he rages at him but Jungkook just stays calm, and listens to him screaming before saying quietly, "It's fine Taehyung. Ill raise the baby alone."
Tags : ✨ mpreg ✨enemies to lovers ✨ misunderstandings ✨ prejudice ✨ references to past abuse ✨ flawed characters
✨✨✨ Taehyung wrapped the coat around his body, hands trembling a bit from the late October cold. He stood at the end of his street, shivering a bit as he stared up and down the road, waiting for the taxi he had called. He could have stayed in his building,
And asked the taxi to pick him up from there, but he was terrified that the driver would see where he lived and what if he realized Taehyung was living alone. He was in no position to defend himself if something happened. He couldn't risk something like that happening.
As he stood shivering, weight shifting from one foot to the other he saw a familiar black sportscar, turning the corner and into the side lane and he felt his hackles rise. The car moved closer, gliding to a slow stop in front of him. The back window slid down. "Get in."
Taehyung glared daggers at the alpha inside. He crossed his arms over himself, a bit difficult because of how large and curved his belly was. "Fuck off. " He snapped, furious. " I'm not going anywhere with you. " Jeon Jungkook made a sound of impatience. "Taehyung.. Please."
Tae scoffed turning away from him Jungkook opened the door and climbed out of the car, looming over him because of his broad shoulders. " I'm serious.Either you get in now or I'm calling the cops.That's my pup in there in case you forgot. I'll sue you for reckless endangerment."
Tae stared at the alpha in disbelief. "Wow." He shook his head in disbelief. " Look at Mr. Hot Shot Lawyer throwing all these big words around. Yeah, that's right. Sue the penniless omega who's carrying your child. That makes you such a strong alpha doesn't it? Pathetic."
Jungkook closed his eyes, before rubbing his forehead with the tips of his fingers. The alpha felt his head throb but that was to be expected, when dealing with Kim Taehyung. Never in his life had he met a more aggravating omega. "The hospital called me. You need to go back."
Taehyung hesitated, before wrapping his arm around himself. "I know. " He muttered. "They called me too. " He bit his lips. " I called a can. I was going to go in. " He stared down at his feet. " I'm perfectly capable of taking care of myself and my pup." "You mean my pup. "
Taehyung closed his eyes. Biologically the pup would be ' their ' pup. But legally, Taehyung had signed over all rights to the little one and Jungkook was right. The pup was his. And Taehyung couldn't do anything about it. It was unfair.
When Taehyung had first agreed to be a surrogate he had done it because he was on the verge of destitution, struggling to eat a few square meals a day. He had done it because he loved his best friend who was a beta and couldn't have kids of his own.
As an omega, Taehyung was hopelessly attached to the baby already. The only thing that had kept him tethered was the hope that even after the pup was born he would have a place in their life because he would be raised by his best friend. But now... Jungkook hated him.
Taehyung didn't want the pup to grow up without the love of both his parents. And he didn't trust Jungkook to take care of the baby either. Jungkook who was always busy with his work and a neglectful husband. Wasn't that why he had left?
Taehyung was still reeling from Jinho's abrupt departure. It was so unlike him to do something like that and Taehyung was pretty certain Jungkook was the reason. So how could h possibly trust the alpha with their pup? He just couldn't. "Just leave me alone. "
Jungkook rolled his eyes at that. "If you weren't carrying around something very precious to me, I genuinely would be happy, never seeing you ever again Taehyung. As it is, I care about my child. I don't trust you to not harm him because of your impulsive actions. "
Taehyung sighed. "Impulsive actions? Like what?" He shook his head. " Stop spouting nonsense. " "Just get in. I'll drive you to the hospital. We'll see what the doctors say. It's just eight more weeks. You won't ever see me again. I promise. " He muttered. The pup kicked.
Taehyung pressed a palm to his side instinctively and Jungkook's gaze dropped to his midriff. "Are you alright? " He asked quietly, brows furrowed and lips thinning in genuine worry. Taehyung felt his legs starting to ache from standing too long. He groaned. Where was the cab?
The pup kicked again and Jungkook groaned. "If you got in when I asked you to, we would be at the hospital by now " Taehyung felt his resolve waiver. Fine. He would just get a ride to the hospital from the man. He pushed past him climbing into the car. "Then hurry up. "
✨✨✨ "What do you mean I would have to be monitored every day? " Taehyung stared at the doctor with an ashen pallor to his face. "Your blood pressure is a little concerning to me. We just need to make sure it doesn't cause any trouble. " The doctor said softly.
"Do you have someone who can help you around the house? So you can rest. We would also need you to use a monitoring device to keep track of your blood pressure. " Taehyung shook his head. "I live alone, I can't.. " "I'll take care of it. " Jungkook stepped forward.
What now? Taehyung gawked at the alpha in disbelief. "What? " He hissed. "It's just a few weeks, right doctor? " The doctor nodded. "Yes. It would be good if you stayed with someone , Taehyung ssi. " "I'm not staying with him. " Taehyung snapped. " No way."
"Are you saying you would rather harm the pup and yourself? If you are, I would appreciate it if Dr. Peng were to make a note of it in your chart. So you don't blame me later when things go wrong. " Jungkook snapped.
Taehyung bit his lips. "Mr.Jeon is right. It really wouldn't be good for you to stay by yourself at this point. I don't want you to tire yourself out in anyway. This would be good for the pup and you, Mr. Kim. "
Taehyung felt like the walls were closing in on him. First Jinho and now this. Also he felt exhausted, more than usual. The report scared him too. High blood pressure? What did that mean for his baby? And a blood pressure monitoring device? How did you use one of those?
He couldn't help but glance at Jungkook, and the lost terrified look on his face made the alpha wilt a little. He sighed, eyes softening as he stepped closer, pressing a gentle hand to his shoulder. "You can trust me Taehyung. " He said softly. "Please."
The omega closed his eyes in frustration. Slowly, he was starting to regret all of it. ✨✨✨ (A/n : that's it for today. I'll plot this fic out a bit and be back soon 😘)
Jungkook washed the cutting board in the sink, eyes trained on the omega curled up in the couch in the living room. Taehyung had made a beeline for the worn, comfortable recliner in the corner, and promptly climbed onto it and fallen asleep right after all but purring in content.
The alpha wasn't entirely sure how to feel about it, mostly because the recliner was his and saturated with his scent. He placed the cutting board on the counter and then moved to get fresh veggies, eggs and meat so he could get started with dinner. Taehyung was too thin.
He scrolled through the internet, looking for low sodium meals that would be suitable for the omega. The baby was a little on the smaller side, according to the ultrasound and the doctor had asked him to include some good fats and protein as well in his meals.
He went to work, chopping up carrots, spring onions and cabbage , all the while thinking of what had happened earlier that day. Jiho had sent him divorce papers through his lawyer with a ridiculous claim that he wanted a no contact clause because he feared for his safety.
The sheer ridiculousness of that had left him speechless. He still wasn't completely sure why Jiho had run. Things had been a little strained between them sure but Jungkook had assumed that was just nerves because of the baby being on the way. He glanced at Taehyung again.
To be honest, the omega wasn't his first choice, or even second or third really, when it came to choosing a surrogate. Mostly because Jungkook knew Taehyung had some kind of hang up about alphas in general and him in particular.
Jungkook had first met Taehyung about two weeks after he had started dating Jiho, which was about three years ago. He knew that Jiho's parents had owned and ran an orphanage and Taehyung was one of the kids there. The omega was very attached to Jiho, and had been hostile to him.
At first, Jungkook had chalked it up to Taehyung being protective of Jiho, but over time he realized that Taehyung just naturally assumed the worst of him. It hadn't seemed like much of problem, because Jiho made sure they didn't meet too often. But over the years,
Jungkook had also grown to resent the omega who had written him off as some kind of a villain without any cause. But then, Jungkook had brought up the subject of pups and Jiho had jumped at the idea of asking Taehyung. Jungkook had no solid to reason to refuse him.
But now he wondered if he should have put his foot down more firmly. it was just that he hadn't even dreamed of something like this happening. He had been trying to contact his husband for days now and Jiho was just impossible to reach. And now this. He groaned.
He had of course contested the divorce right away. There was no way he was signing off half his money without a fucking explanation. What exactly had happened? Why exactly had Jiho up and ran without any warning? "What time is it?" Taehyung's voice made him jump a little.
Jungkook glanced at the clock on the wall. "A little past ten . Are you hungry?" Taehyung didn't respond, merely shifting on the leather recliner, pressing a hand to his underbelly and wincing. "Everything hurts." he whispered. Jungkook hesitated before moving towards him.
But Taehyung held a hand up, glaring right at him. "Stay there." he snapped. " I don't want you anywhere near me." Jungkook closed his eyes, turning on his heel and walking back to the counter. Just a few more weeks of this, he reminded himself. And then he would be free.
He started chopping up garlic and ginger, maybe a bit more forcefully than usual, keeping his gaze trained on the cutting board and the knife. Taehyung sat up and then stood up, massaging the small of his back and then the back of his neck. He stayed still for a second.
"Where are my clothes?" he asked stiffly. Jungkook closed his eyes before placing the knife down on the counter. "I don't know, Taehyung. Where did you last see them?" he asked , sarcasm dripping from every syllable. Taehyung glared. "You were the one who brought me here!"
" I don't know where you live. You fell asleep in the car and I had to half carry you here. When I tried waking you up you wouldn't budge? Now tell me how the hell am I supposed to get your clothes?" he demanded. " Am I a fucking magician?" Taehyung winced again, recoiling.
He looked around for a second before moving to the recliner .Jungkook watched as he curled up once again, pressing his face into the fabric of the chair and turning away from him. He drew his legs up and made himself as small as possible. "Fucking hell, Taehyung." he groaned.
Sighing he finished adding all the ingredients and the meat in the pot, letting it simmer before moving to wash his hands. He walked into the living room, taking off his apron and tossing it on the couch before walking over to him. "Tell me where you live. I'll get your stuff."
Taehyung shifted again. He was frowning. "Call me a cab. I'll go get it myself." he muttered. Jungkook stared at him. "Taehyung, I know you hate me okay? I know you are hell bent on punishing me for something, but its past ten in the night. Can you please just be reasonable?"
Taehyung looked hesitant before staring down at his hands. "I don't like alphas in my home." he muttered under his breath. Jungkook had to lean in closer just to understand what he was saying. "Alphas, or me?" He couldn't resist asking and the omega glared. "Alphas. And you."
Jungkook nodded. "Fine. But you're alright with staying in my home?" he asked with a chuckle. " Makes a lot of sense." Taehyung stayed quiet. "To me it does." he said after a few moments of silence. Jungkook stared at him. And then he nodded. "Alright, if that's what you want."
"But I'll drive you down there. We'll pick a friend of mine on the way. He's an omega. You'll take him with you to your apartment and he'll get the stuff okay? You can't be carrying anything heavy." Taehyung stayed quiet. Jungkook took that as a yes.
"We'll have dinner first. You need to take your meds." He moved to the side, " Do you want a shower? Some of Jiho's clothes are still here. They would probably fit you." Taehyung stared at him in disbelief. "You want me to wear your mate's clothes?" he demanded.
Jungkook frowned at that. "No." He said cautiously. " I want you to wear your best friend's clothes temporarily, while we go and get yours. " He hesitated. " Taehyung, is there something I should know about you? " The omega swallowed. "What do you mean? "
Jungkook shrugged. "Just, is there a reason you're being this incredibly annoying person or is that just your personality? Seriously, is this why you've never been in a relationship? Because that makes a lot of sense. " Tae stared down at his feet. "Guess it's just who I am."
Jungkook rolled his eyes. "Whatever. Like I said, it's late. And we've already established that we're stuck with each other for the duration of this pregnancy so I would really appreciate it if you, at the least, just co operate with me so we can get things done. "
Taehyung didn't respond, and when he glanced up he merely nodded, a blank look on his face as he stared at him. Jungkook watched as the omega went back to the recliner again, closing his eyes. He sighed. It was going to be a long night. ✨✨✨
"So? " Jimin hissed, right after they had finished moving the two box loads of stuff into the spare bedroom in the apartment. Taehyung had put a few of his clothes on the bed and made a nest for himself before curling up and falling asleep promptly. "Is this your surrogate? "
Isn't that obvious? " Jungkook rolled his eyes, walking back into the living room, and gently closing the door to Taehyung's room behind him. " He's due in a few weeks. " "Doesn't he talk? He didn't say a single word to me the entire ride or in his apartment "
Jungkook sighed, shaking his head and moving to pour himself some scotch at the small sidebar. "Don't ask me anything about him, hyung. I have no idea what goes on in his head. If he's staying quiet, I'll just thank God for small mercies and hope he stays that way." He grimaced.
Jimin moved closer, before smacking him upside the head. Jungkook winced. "Hyung! " He protested. " What was that for? " "For being rude. " Jimin snapped. " He's so beautiful. Don't tell me you didn't notice. " Jungkook stared at him. "I have a husband. " He said dully.
"Right. Yes. The husband. That guy who has always, and forever put you first and over anything else " Jimin sneered. " He literally ran out on you. Did you forget that? " "I still have to find him, hyung.. " "I hope you aren't thinking of taking him back. "
Jungkook brushed him off moving to make his drink instead. "I need to talk to him first. " He said firmly. " Also, the pretty omega? He's Jiho's best friend." "Oh the plot thickens." "There's no plot. " Jungkook sighed. " There's a contract. I owe him 2mil. He owes me a baby."
"That's a bit too cold, even for you. " Jimin grimaced. Jungkook shook his head. "You don't understand hyung. He hates my guts and I've done nothing to him. He's always so irrational and prickly all the time. I've been praying the pup doesn't take after him. "
✨✨✨ Taehyung hugged the pillow , gripping it tighter and holding it as close as possible, eyes screwed shut as he tried not to listen to what Jungkook was saying. But it was impossible to block the voice out. The alpha wasn't even trying to be quiet. He stared at the wall.
He didn't blame Jungkook much. He wouldn't want the pup to be like him either but still it hurt to hear those things about himself, even if they were a little true. Tae licked his lip, throat dry. He couldn't sleep because the place smelled different. And different was unsafe.
Is something wrong with you? Jungkook had asked him earlier. And the thing was, Tae knew that a lot of stuff was wrong with him. He didn't like alphas. He was terrified of strangers. He didn't like being touched either. He didn't like a lot of things. But it wasn't on purpose.
He didn't want to feel this way. But he couldn't help it. His mind and body decided that for him, breaking into sweat every time an aloha came within touching distance, screaming at him that they were going to hurt him. He couldn't make it stop. He didn't know how to.
Taehyung didn't do well with alphas. And even certain betas. And he relied largely on his instincts to decide who he was comfortable with. And Jungkook? Well, Jungkook was just confusing to him. Jungkook's scent was that of an alpha, of course, but for some reason,
Taehyung felt drawn to his scent rather than repulsed. And it angered him because Jungkook's scent always spiked up around him. And Taehyung felt like he did it on purpose, to intimidate him. Sighing, Taehyung shifted a bit more, wrapping his legs around the pillow.
His back was killing him again and he felt like there was something clogged in his chest, with the baby pressing down on his diaphragm and making breathing difficult.He stayed staring at the opposite wall, trying to focus on his breathing and on the shifting movements inside him.
Taehyung had refrained himself from naming the baby, asking for the gender, or even talking around the baby much, terrified that he would get attached to the little pup. But somehow, although he hadn't done any of it, his throat still clogged up when he thought of the little one.
Especially after Jiho had left. Taehyung grabbed his phone again, dialing the beta's number only to hear that familiar message that the number wasn't in use anymore. He felt betrayed. Why did Jiho do that? Why did he up and leave without telling Taehyung a thing?
Jiho was the only family Taehyung had, although they weren't related by blood. Taehyung had always looked at him as his best friend, and an older brother and he trusted him. There was no one else he trusted. Sighing, he placed his phone down and made to close his eyes.
Just as he started to close his eyes again, the phone buzzed. Taehyung frowned, glancing at the screen and felt his eyes widen. It was a text from an unknown number. Quickly, he opened it. ' Tae, meet me at xxx Cafe tomorrow at 1 PM - J.' Tae felt his heart race. Was that Jiho?
But when he tried to respond to the message, the text wouldn't send. He bit his lips, confused. The door to the bedroom opened, and Taehyung jumped, pushing the phone under his pillow instinctively, eyes wide as he stared at the doorway. Jungkook stood there, frowning.
"Are you alright?" the alpha asked quietly. Tae clenched his fists, everything that Jungkook had told Jimin suddenly coming to the forefront of his mind. He hated himself for how the words hurt him. They really shouldn't. Jungkook was a nobody. Who cared what he thought of him.
He made to get up, pressing his palm down on the mattress , trying to lever himself up, only for his wrist to give away a second later, slipping on the sheets and sending him down again. He swore, and a second later, a firm but gentle hand closed over his arm, steadying him.
"You want to get up?" Jungkook's voice was too close, his body was too close as well, and Taehyung felt himself stiffening, his skin going icy cold, and his breathing coming out harsher. He tugged his arm away, glaring. "Don't touch me." he choked out, tears brimming.
Jungkook sighed, stepping back and giving him space, and when Taehyung looked up at him, the alpha had a troubled look on his face, "There's something we need to talk about." He said quietly. " Wait, are you crying?" Taehyung swiped at his tears , furious. "No. " He snapped.
Jungkook moved around then, shifting a bit and much to his horror, the alpha leaned over, lightly gripping his elbows and helping him up. Taehyung stared as Jungkook grabbed a couple of pillows, tucking them around his back and his sides, before stepping back again.
"Okay." he said quietly, " I have to ask. Did Jiho contact you?" Taehyung licked his lips, confused. He glanced at his phone instinctively and Jungkook's eyes followed his movement. The alpha groaned. "I thought so. What did he say?" Taehyung hesitated, before reaching for it.
Taehyung opened the message and handed it over to him , hoping he wasn't making a mistake. Jungkook stared at it for a few seconds. "That's all ?" he asked quietly. Taehyung nodded. "Okay. I'll arrange for someone to take you there tomorrow." Taehyung stared. "What?"
"You're not coming with me?" He demanded. " Don't you want to see him? What kind of a husband are-" "Shut up." Jungkook said quietly. " He was the one who walked out on me without a warning. Between the two of us, he's the shitty husband." Tae flinched.
"Also, your dear best friend, took a restraining order against me, claiming that I used violence against him." Jungkook said quietly. Tae felt his eyes widen in shock. "He... what?" he stared in disbelief. "Are you going to say he wasn't lying? That I'm probably a monster?"
Taehyung hesitated, before staring down at the floor. "No." he said after a few seconds. " No, I don't think you hit him." he muttered, shaking his head, " why would he say that?" Jungkook looked surprised. "Well, that's a shocker." he rolled his eyes. Tae didn't reply.
He knew how real abusers behaved and Jungkook was nothing like that. But he wasn't going to tell him that. "Why would he say that about you? " He asked quietly. Jungkook looked troubled. "My guess is he wants full custody of the baby. " He said quietly.
Jungkook stared at him. "I'm not letting him have it. " He said quietly. Taehyung looked up at him. "Will you mate someone else? " He asked quietly. Jungkook looked taken aback. "What? " "Will you get married again? " He swallowed, " I want the baby to be safe."
"The baby will be safe with me. " Jungkook said sharply. " I don't need a mate to be able to raise my own pup.. " "What about when you're at work? " He demanded. " What about when you're busy doing your job? Who's going to take care of the pup then? " Jungkook glared at him.
"I don't think that's any of your business. You waived all rights to the pup when you signed the contract. " He said sharply. Tae sighed. Of course. Jungkook would throw that in his face . Why did he think he would actually listen to him? When had anyone ever listened?
Jungkook cleared his throat. "Taehyung, I ..." he hesitated, " I can see why you're worried. Its only natural that as the baby's biological parent you would be concerned about their well being. But I just want you to remember, that's my baby too. I care just as much."
Taehyung closed his eyes. There wasn't much he could say to that. "Okay." he said finally. " Okay, I understand. i won't overstep again." Jungkook nodded. "The doctors think 38 weeks is a good time to to schedule the surgery. That's seven weeks from now. Did they tell you?"
Taehyung nodded. "You can move out right after." the alpha said quietly. " I'm going to make sure the custody battle ends before then." Of course, he would. He was a lawyer. "And the no contact clause..." " I understand." Taehyung snapped. " You won't see me again, Jungkook."
"Jungkook..." a voice said from the doorway and Jungkook turned around, frowning. "Hyung, I'm..." "Get out from there." Jimin snapped. " Now." Taehyung watched as the alpha frowned but obeyed, giving Taehyung one last look before walking out. Taehyung stayed sitting on the bed.
A second later, Jimin came around the bed, standing in front of him. "He's a bit of an idiot isn't he?" he asked quietly and Taehyung glanced up at him. Jimin was very beautiful. He practically glowed, with a pretty little mating mark on his neck. Tae stared at it, fascinated.
Jimin followed his gaze, glancing at his own shoulder, before pressing his fingers to the mark. "Oh, this." he smiled, " My husband's family is a bit too traditional." he laughed, " They insisted that we should do things the old way. I know no one does mating marks anymore-"
Jimin paused when Taehyung glanced away staring at the wall again. He cleared his throat. "Jungkook is a good man." He said hesitantly. " I've known him since he was a pup. And he's a bit oblivious to other people's feelings sometimes but... he's a good person, Taehyung."
Taehyung didn't respond. "He genuinely thinks that just because you signed that contract, you won't have any attachment to the pup. That's him being an idiot. I'm going to help him understand it isn't that simple, okay?" "You don't have to." Tae smiled. " He's right."
Jimin stared at him and then sighed. "You need to rest well. So don't worry too much about anything okay? Here..." he reached for his phone and held it out for him. " Put your number in and we'll go out for lunch tomorrow." the omega smiled. Taehyung shook his head.
"I need to be meeting ... someone tomorrow." he muttered. "Someone?" Jimin frowned. " Who?" Tae hesitated. "Jiho." he said finally, not having it in him to lie. Jimin's eyes widened. "What? That little.." he paused, clearing his throat. " He spoke to you? Does Jungkook know?"
"Yes." Jimin frowned. "I don't think you should go see him alone. i don't trust him." Jimin said at once. Tae frowned. "That's ... my best friend." he said quietly. " You don't have to trust him. I do." Jimin sighed. "He's not ..." he closed his eyes. " Can i come with you?"
Before Taehyung could reply, Jimin was nodding. "I'm coming with you." he said firmly. " I don't know what he's upto, but I will not have him..." "No you can't come with me." Taehyung snapped. "I.. I don't see how this is any of your business." Jimin shrugged. "It just is."
Taehyung crossed his arms over his chest. "I'm not a child. I don't need a chaperone. " He insisted. " I'll go see him alone and that is that. " "I don't think you should... " "Leave it Jimin, " Jungkook's voice came from the door. Taehyung jumped. He hadn't even noticed him.
Jungkook stared at him with a thoughtful look on his face. "I know you've already written me off as a worthless alpha you can't trust. " He said quietly, " But I'm not lying when I say I want to see him just as much as you do. This is painful not just for you, but me as well. "
"And it may be painful for Jiho too. " Taehyung responded. " I've known him almost all my life, he isn't the sort of person to just... " He trailed off. " Besides, I'm capable of making my own judgments. And taking care of myself. " Jungkook nodded . "Fair enough. "
Taehyung watched as the alpha turned on his heel, walking away. A few moments later the sound of hia bedroom slamming shut, made taehyung jump. Jimin stared at him for a few moments. And then he sighed, shaking his head. "I hope you don't come to regret it. " ✨✨✨
Taehyung sat in the cafe, huddled against the corner booth, with his arms wrapped around himself. He had taken a cab here from the empty apartment. Jungkook had left for work early in the morning , without a word to him. He was okay with that. Jiho wasn't here yet.
Taehyung watched the crowd, shifting a little on the thick leather seats, his back starting to ache a little. His jacket wasn't keeping him warm enough and he felt a little nauseous. He had only ordered himself a lemonade without any sugar, and it tasted terrible on his tongue.
Taehyung stared into the murky depths of his drink, trying not to overthink things, the way he usually did. As he sat there by himself, he could feel the eyes of other patrons on him and he felt a bit like a freak. He knew he probably smelled unmated.
That and the bump probably didn't go along well. Hence the stares... Whatever. He wouldn't let it get to him. People always judged you. No matter what you did or didn't do it was never enough. It was better just to isolate himself. Not give a damn about anyone.
"Taehyung? " The low familiar voice startled him, and he looked up with wide eyes, watching as the beta settled into the booth opposite to him. Taehyung felt his eyes go wide as he saw the fading black eye and the cut on his lips. "My God are you alright? "
Jiho stared at him, head ducked. "It's okay. " The beta said quietly. " It looks a lot worse than it feels. " He hesitated. " Did Jungkook try to contact you? " He asked urgently. Taehyung didn't respond right away. "Why did you just disappear? What happened? "
Jiho gave him a distressed look. "Why do you think? " He muttered. " Jungkook and I had a huge fight. He was... I saw a new side of him, Tae. It was terrifying. He... He hurt me. " The beta looked down and away. "I had to get out of there." Taehyung stared at him. "What? "
Jiho reached out, taking his hand. "I know. I didn't expect it either. It came out of nowhere but I just.. I had to get out of there Taehyung. Because it wasn't acceptable. I couldn't stay another minute in that house. " Taehyung felt himself drawing back. "I... "
He wasn't sure why he didn't believe the beta. He just didn't. It didn't seem like Jungkook to do something like that. Granted Taehyung had never known the alpha well, but still... His instincts told him it couldn't be true. "I'm planning on divorcing him. And he knows."
"He knows?" Taehyung stared, surprised. " You mean you contacted him?" "I have petitioned a no contact order against him. He can't reach out to me in any way." he said quietly. " Did he talk to you? I want you to stay away from him, Tae. He's dangerous."
Taehyung didn't respond, but he couldn't help but wonder why Jungkook hadn't told him that Jiho had reached out to him. "He's going to make this messy." Jiho continued. " I just know it. And I know he's going to use our baby to get back at me. I wanted to tell you the truth."
"Tae..." Jiho said quietly, reaching for his hand, " You should come with me. I'm staying with a friend of mine in Daegu. He can keep us safe till the baby arrives and then , we can leave Korea. Go somewhere else." Taehyung blinked, "Go... what? What are you talking about?"
"I can't raise the baby alone." Jiho said softly, holding Taehyung's hand in both of his. " And I know you're attached to the pup, Tae. You've been attached since the beginning. If we stay here Jungkook will keep trying to reach out to us. We have to protect the pup." "From him?"
"Yes of course from him." Jiho exhaled, leaning in closer. "Once i get the no contact order, it will be easier for us to get full custody. Jungkook won't be able to get to us again. It's the best way. You have to trust me with this. You know you can right?" Tae felt lightheaded.
"Tae..." Jiho said sternly. " Remember what happened the last time you didn't listen to me? The last time you left me and went away with someone else? you remember what they did to you?" he glared at him. " I'm the only one you can trust, Tae. You know that right?"
"Taehyung... are you listening to me?" Jiho gripped his wrist, squeezing hard. A bit to hard . Hard enough to make the omega wince, trying to tug his hand away. But Jiho didn't let go of him. "I'll come with you to your apartment. We can pack some clothes and you can-"
"I think the fuck not, you little bitch." A sweet voice came from right behind him, and a second later, someone was gripping Jiho's hand throwing it off of his. Tae stared as Jimin came around the table, eyes flashing furiously. "Always knew you were a cowardly loser but this?"
Jiho glared at Jimin, a small snarl leaving him. "What the fuck are you doing here?" he demanded and Jimin grinned. "Keeping my future niece or nephew, safe from your predatory claws." He smiled. " You have some nerve, coming after a lawyer with your lies and untruths."
Taehyung with his hands stinging, stood up quickly, nearly losing his balance but Jimin was quick to wrap his arm around him, steadying him. "Whatever it is, we'll meet each other in court." Jimin said quietly. " And till then you better stay away from Tae and Jungkook."
Jimin pulled him along, out of the cafe and into a side lane. Taehyung , too stunned to process what was happening, could only follow along, till the omega helped him into the large SUV, parked inside an alleyway. Jimin gave the driver a small nod before climbing in next to him.
"Are you alright?" Jimin asked quietly, reaching for his hand and running a finger over his wrist. The omega swore colorfully, touching the reddened skin there. "This piece of shit." he muttered, before looking up at him. " Does he always do this? Manhandle you?"
Taehyung pulled his hand away, cradling it against his chest. "He doesn't mean to.." he said absently. " We... We grew up together. We've always been like that." Jimin stared at him for a second. "What did he tell you?" "Hmm?" "Why did he call you here?" Jimin repeated.
Taehyung looked at him. He felt a little disoriented. "He... He wanted me to come away with him." Jimin's eyes went wide. "This little fucker." he swore. " Oh I have half a mind to go back in there and detach his head from his neck I swear to God." he muttered.
Taehyung winced, putting a little distance between him and Jimin and the smaller omega noticed. He took a few deep breaths , clearly trying to calm himself down. "What else did he say?" Tae hesitated before clearing his truth. "He said Jungkook hit him. That he's dangerous."
Jimin laughed in disbelief. "Oh, we're just making up whole stories now, are we?" he shook his head in disbelief. " You don't believe him right?" Taehyung bit his lips. "I don't believe he hit him but..." "But?" Jimin frowned. "But he's still an alpha. He's dangerous."
Jimin recoiled a bit at that. "What do you mean?" "Jungkook..." Taehyung said quietly. " He's an alpha. That makes him dangerous." Jimin didn't reply right away. "Do you feel that way about...all alphas?" "Of course." Tae nodded. "I don't like alphas."
Taehyung looked away, staring out of the window. "I have to keep the baby safe." he said quietly. Jimin reached out then, gently touching his arm. "Jungkook would never hurt anyone. Let alone his own pup. He wants this baby more than anything else, Taehyung."
Before Taehyung could reply, the car drew to a stop in front of a large unfamiliar building. "What is this place?" he asked, frightened. Jimin smiled, and squeezed his hand. "Don't worry. It's Jungkook's work place. We need to talk to him right away." Jungkook's work place?
Taehyung stayed still as Jimin came around the car and then helped him down. He stared up at the large skyscraper, and felt his pulse quicken. Especially as they stepped into the lobby, which was filled with alpha scents. Taehyung could feel himself panic, his heart racing.
Alpha scents always set him off. They filled him with stark, relentless terror and it was hard to get his mind under control once the fear set in. He closed his eyes shut, gripping Jimin's forearm with both hands as he huddled against the corner of the elevator.
There were three other men in the elevator with them. All of them alphas, with tall , broad bodies and strong, potent scents. Taehyung could feel his lips start to wobble a little as the doors kept opening, more people stepping into the confined space, pushing the alpha closer.
"Are you okay?" Jimin asked suddenly and Taehyung could barely breathe let alone answer. He nodded shakily, toes curling inside his shoes as he started counting, trying to keep his mind off the scent , so close to him. Close enough to touch meant close enough to hurt.
The elevator doors opened again and this time Jimin was wrapping his hand around his wrist and his waist, helping him out of the elevator. Taehyung still had his eyes closed, his breathing erratic . And then suddenly the cloying alpha scent was gone.
And in its place was a sweet, woodsy scent, clear and fresh and almost refreshing. It came from ahead of them. Maybe a few feet ahead at most. It was perfect, soothing and comforting and Taehyung didn't think twice, letting go of Jimin and went right for it,
throwing his arms around whoever it was that owned the sweet scent, his nostrils flaring and his arms coming up to grab at the person.Strong arms came around his shoulders, catching him easily, and whoever it was let out a small grunt of discomfort as he barreled right into them.
Taehyung kept his eyes closed, burying his face in the soft fabric of someone's expensive dress shirt, breathing in more of the scent, and whoever it was kept their arms around him, almost cradling him close. He choked out a sigh of relief, his body telling him he was safe now.
"Um... hi, Jungkook." Jimin said quietly from behind him. Taehyugn froze.
He went completely still for a second, trying to process what he was hearing and then he pulled back staring up at the man he had pretty much cuddled in the middle of the hallway. Jungkook was staring at him with wide eyes and a slack jaw. "Uh... hello?" the alpha frowned.
Tae drew back, a bit too quickly and stumbled, nearly falling but Jungkook caught him around the waist with one arm. "Easy.. " The alpha said quietly, helping him get his footing again. " Are you okay? What are you running from? " Tae pulled away, looking anywhere but at him.
Jimin looked back and forth between them, a sly smile on his face. He cleared his throat. "We need to talk Jungkook. Can we go somewhere private? " He said casually. "Sure.. " Jungkook nodded, eyes still fixed on Taehyung. Jimin smiled. "Give him your jacket. "
"What? " Jungkook looked confused. "Taehyung.. Take his jacket. It's obvious you feel better with his scent on you. It will help you. " Taehyung turned red but there was nothing he could say to defend himself. He half expected Jungkook to say something but the alpha didn't.
Instead he unbuttoned his jacket, shrugging it off his broad shoulders with ease and then held it up for him to wear. "Here you go. " He said quietly. "It's because of the pup. " Taehyung mumbled. " I.. I don't like your scent the pup does. " Jungkook looked amused.
"Scent glands don't develop till they're three years old. " Jimin piped. " The baby has no idea how Jungkook smells. " Taehyung turned to glare at him but the Omega merely shrugged. "It's fine Taehyung. I know I'm irresistible to most omegas. You're not special. " He grinned.
See? This was why he hated alphas. Taehyung glared at the man before sticking his arms into the jacket and letting Jungkook put it on him. It was hot and soft and smelled like heaven. He wanted to cry. Jungkook looked entirely too smug as he stared at him.
Once they had settled in, Jungkook asked him about what Jiho had said and Taehyung after a little hesitation, told him the truth. Even as he said it, he felt a little forlorn and lost. While Jiho had always been a little high handed with him, his behavior in the cafe had
disturbed him a lot. He told Jungkook as such, telling him about the way the beta had insisted that Taehyung should come away with him. "It's not like him... I mean... it's just .. it felt weird." he rubbed at his wrist. Jungkook's gaze slipped to where he was touching his hand.
The alpha exchanged glances with Jimin who was staring at him with an unreadable expression on his face. "I told you there was something off about him." Jimin said quietly. Jungkook himself looked very disturbed. "Taehyung do you think Jiho has feelings for you?"
Taehyung blinked rapidly at that, surprised by the words. "What? Of course not. He... He loved you.. He .. He married you didn't he?" He stared at Jungkook. The alpha shook his head. "I thought he did too." he said quietly. " But ... there was something different about him
after we got married. We were always fighting and he just... he would keep talking about you..." he trailed off. "About me?" Taehyung stared , confused. "About how you kept asking him to come over." Jungkook said quietly. " He's an omega so he needs me. He kept saying that."
"We would have date nights planned but he would never show up and when I asked , he would say that he was with you because you called him over for some emergency or the other." Jungkook continued. " I'll be honest, it used to make me really mad at you." Taehyung stared.
"I never called him." he protested. " He would always show up without calling, saying that you fought with him. That you yelled at him or got really mad about something. He told me that because you were an alpha you were always angry and that it scared him sometimes."
"This manipulative little bitch." Jimin said in awe. " Good God, he preyed on Jungkook's distrust of omegas , and Taehyung's fear of alphas." Both Taehyung and Jungkook looked stunned. "This is unbelievable. Why the fuck would he do that?" Taehyung stared at the desk.
Now that he had said it out loud, it was like a veil had shifted, and he could clearly see Jiho for what he had been. "It's always been that way..." he said shakily. " HE.. He would date alphas and then tell me about how scary they were. How dangerous." he swallowed.
"And everytime some alpha asked me out.." Taehyung sat up, " he would buy me all these self defense books and make me watch these videos about people getting attacked on blind dates and he would keep asking me if it was worth it...and I would just... not go out with anyone."
Taehyung hesitated. "I... I was in an abusive family for a while. After I left the orphanage, I was adopted by this couple and they had an older son. And he would ..." Taehyung swallowed, " hit me a lot. I.. He was an alpha so I've always been wary of alphas but Jiho..he.."
"He fed on your fear instead of helping you." Jungkook said quietly. " No wonder you hated me so much even when we first met. You thought I was dangerous." Taehyung stared down at his hands, his ears burning. "I'm sorry..." he whispered, as he realized just what Jiho had done.
"Don't apologize." Jungkook said at once. " You were the victim here." He turned to Jimin. " He has no legal standing here. He knows that. There's no way he can get custody of the baby. That's why he must've tried to get Taehyung to go away with him." he whispered.
"But why bring a baby into this?" Jimin demanded. " This sick fucker, why not just ask Taehyung normally..." "Because I would never agree." Taehyung said quietly. " Before he met Jungkook he would ask me to come away with him , all the time. I always refused."
"He what?" "He said he would take care of me. Because I was always short of money and struggling, he kept asking me to come away with him. That he would take care of me but I... I didn't want to. I wanted to be independent. It always made him really mad."
"But if there was a baby involved... If you had a baby to take care if you couldn't afford to say no." Jimin said quietly. Jungkook brought his fist down on top of the table with enough force to make Taehyung jump. "I'm going to kill this fucker." the alpha muttered.
As Taehyung stared at him, all he could think was that Jungkook had been the one who had suffered the most. Taehyung was fine. He would be fine. He couldn't imagine what Jungkook was going through. "I'm sorry ." he said again, instinctively. Jungkook sighed.
"We need to get you home first." he said quietly. He glanced at Jimin. " Take him home , Jimin hyung. I'll talk to one of my partners here so we can make sure he stays far away from us." Jungkook looked at Tae. "I'll be home soon, okay?" Tae flushed. "Its your home, not mine."
Jimin laughed and Jungkook rolled his eyes at that. "Alright. My Apologies. I'll be there in my home soon and if you happen to be there, although you obviously don't want to.... then , and only then, we'll talk. Is that fine, your majesty?" Taehyung nodded, moving to stand up.
He struggled a little and Jungkook stood, up moving over and holding onto his elbows, lifting him onto his feet. Taehyung started walking to the door. "Wait, give me back my jacket." the alpha called out and Taehyung went still. He stared at Jungkook and then Jimin.
" It's my jacket. Not yours." Jungkook said with a grin, holding his hand out. Taehyung glared at him, reaching for the jacket reluctantly shrugging the clothing off his shoulder. He held it out for Jungkook to take. The alpha tugged on it but Taehyung didn't let go.
Jungkook stared at him. Taehyung stared back. Jungkook narrowed his eyes, pulling on his jacket. Taehyung gripped it tighter. Jimin stifled a laugh looking back and forth between them. "I think Taehyung would like to keep the jacket, Jungkook." he whispered very loudly.
Jungkook stared at the omega and the look on his face was definitely verging on pure misery. It made him feel a little good though, knowing how much Taehyung didn't want to ask him for his jacket, and how much he couldn't stop himself from showing his true feelings.
"Well, I'm not sitting around without my jacket." he said quietly, yanking the fabric out of Taehyung's hand forcefully. the omega winced and his lower lip jutted out at once. Jungkook watched his face fall almost comically. Taehyung sniffled and turned away.
"Jungkook what the fuck?" Jimin exclaimed but the alpha was already stepping closer, wrapping one arm around the omega to stop him in his tracks. "Wait, you little firecracker with a fuse shorter than Jimin." he grinned. " Here, let me help you put it on." He held the jacket out.
Taehyung stood still, reluctantly slipping his hand into the sleeves , but refusing to turn around and look at the alpha. Jungkook chuckled at that and moved around himself, coming to stand in front of him. " There's a couple of shirts in my closet that I wore just once."
Taehyung glared at him. "Why are you telling me that?" he demanded. Jungkook grinned. "And well, the weather's getting warmer..." Jungkook said thoughtfully. "What?" "Just saying. I won't need my comforter that much." Taehyung flushed, cheeks turning red. "Whatever."
"In fact..." Jungkook continued. " i think i have way too many pillows on my bed. I only need one." Taehyung's lips perked up in a small smile at that. "Right." he muttered. Jungkook grinned, flicking him on the forehead and making him wince. "Ow." he glared. "Go rest."
✨✨✨ When Jungkook arrived at the apartment, he was running late. Very late in fact. He had gone through all of the documents they had signed in order to finalize the surrogacy and he had made sure there would be no loopholes that Jiho could use against them.
It was a little past ten in the night and as he let himself in, he saw that the only light in the entire apartment was in his own bedroom. Jungkook tugged on his tie, loosening it from around his neck as he placed his briefcase down and took off his shoes.
He poured himself a glass of water and took a sip, before walking over to his bedroom. The door was ajar, only a sliver of the light peeking out through the gap between. Curious, Jungkook nudged the door open, half expecting Taehyung to be curled up on his bed.
But the bed was empty . And missing his comforter and his pillows. The alpha chuckled, stepping in and closing the door behind him, amused. So Taehyung hadn't been able to resist after all. Jungkook shrugged off his shirt and his pants, tossing them in the hamper before
moving to his walk in closet, so he could get his pajamas. The moments he opened the door, he jumped, swearing as he stumbled back. "Taehyung what the fuck?!" he growled.
The omega was curled up in a large messy pile of Jungkook's clothes, wearing nothing except one of his oversized pants and the jacket from his office. Tae blinked, up at him with bleary eyes. "Oh, what are you doing here?" he asked drowsily. "What are you doing in my closet?!"
Taehyung grinned at him, eyes glassy as he held both hands up , making grabby hands with his fingers. "Its really nice here." He patted the space next to him. " Come see. I made this." Jungkook stared at him. "Um..." he hesitated. " I... don't think that's a good idea."
Taehyung's face fell at that, shoulders drooping and brows furrowing in a second, lower lip pressing out and starting to wobble. "Why not? Don't you like it?" Jungkook took one step back. And then another. Taehyung's eyes flashed at that, and he glared at him. "Stop." he growled.
Jungkook froze. "Where are you going, alpha?" he demanded. Jungkook swallowed, nervously. "Taehyung ..." he tried gently, holding his hands up. "I'm going to go put some clothes on and-" "No." Taehyung said firmly. "No?" "No clothes. I hate clothes. Come here."
Jungkook blinked at that, and his wariness melted into genuine amusement. Should he record this? So he could play it back everytime Taehyung gave him a hard time later on? You know what? Yes. Yes he should.
But before he could move, Taehyung gave him a soft, gentle smile. "I don't like alphas, Jungkook ssi. " The omega whispered. " But I think I really like you. "
Jungkook felt his pulse quicken, his heart starting to beat faster and faster. "Taehyung.. " "I don't think I ever hated you. " The omega continued. " I think I was jealous. Because I would never have someone like you. " Jungkook felt his mouth go completely dry.
"Tae..." he said softly, taking one step forward, but the omega sighed deeply , before curling back into the sheets. "when you send me away, " he said softly, " just promise you won't forget all about me." Jungkook watched as the omega tapped on the closet door.
Jungkook stepped closer, and finally he saw what Taehyung had done. He had used one of Jungkook's sharpies from his home office and inscribed on Jungkook's closet was a blurry, messy note. Kim Taehyung was here. The omega's soft snores filled the closet. And Jungkook?
Well Jungkook couldn't sleep the rest of the night. ✨✨✨
( a/n : this isnt a long au so just a couple more updates at most :) )
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