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Serena Waller

Feb 28, 2023
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#taekookau ABO 🔞 𝗧𝗢 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗗 𝗬𝗢𝗨 There are rules in Omega Kim Taehyung's life that made him one of the most sought-after interior designers in Seoul. First rule: you can look but you can't touch most especially with his alpha clients.

Secondly, relationships are cliché so have sex but no commitment, experience heat but no repeat customers. The third and most important rule is to never ever fall in love because well falling in love just causes disaster.
"Jimin hyung, please tell me that there are men here who at least have are qualified enough to get my attention," Taehyung told his Omega best friend, Jimin, an accountant at their company as he stretched his neck around the bar. It was Friday night anyway. It's time to have fun.
"Kim Taehyung, what about the alpha you met last Friday at the club in Itaewon?" Jimin responded, signaling the bartender, "One martini extra dry and what'd you have Tae?"
Taehyung was about to respond when he saw an alpha, yes, a handsome one, staring at him from across the room. He smirked at Jimin and bit his lips. He inclined his head toward the man who was still looking at him, sipping some brandy.
The waiter then passed by and handed him a drink. "Compliments from the gentleman seated over there," the waiter gestured and the gorgeous alpha just nodded. Hot.
Taehyung thought the man covered in the shadows was absolutely and delectably gorgeous. "I am heading over there Jiminah," Taehyung took his drink and sauntered across the dance floor towards the mysterious man. "Hi," he said as he approached the doe eyed handsome man.
"Care to join me?" he stood up and offered Taehyung to slide into the booth. "Okay," Taehyung's heart started pounding with goosebumps spreading all over. "I am Jeongguk," he gazed into Taehyung's eyes, his pupils dilated, filled with desire.
"I am Taehyung," he gave an alluring smile as he bit his lip and then took a sip of the cocktail that was given to him, "ummm... thank you for the drink." "So, Taehyung, tell me more about you?" Jeongguk rested his hand on the side of his temple, his eyes hovering.
The scent of sandalwood, vetiver and amber surrounded Taehyung and Jeongguk smelled so good, "No, tell me about you, I haven't seen you anywhere," Taehyung responded, resting his hand on his chin. "Just came back from Europe, managed some offices there," Jeongguk responded.
"I see, so what are your plans after?" Taehyung looked seductively at him. "Get to know you more, is that okay?" Jeongguk asked, sliding nearer to him. "Tell me, what exactly do you do Jeongguk?" Taehyung ran the tip of his finger along the rim of his cocktail glass.
"I manage companies," Jeongguk clears his throat, catching Taehyung's eyes. And Jeongguk, just looking at him, is an embodiment of sex & power, one who Taehyung is ready to devour. "Must be very hard work," Taehyung stares at Jeongguk, admiring the masculinity this man exudes.
Jeongguk gave Taehyung a small smile and by this time, Taehyung is slowly fighting back a shiver. "Yeah, it is but you know, all work no play makes a man live a boring life."
Taehyung nodded. No alpha had made him this fascinated, this engaged because typically at this time he'd be making out with whoever his eyes land on but this time it's different. He feels Jeongguk is different.
“Is there someone you’ll be going home to?” Jeongguk spoke huskily, and it warmed Taehyung at the depths of his core. Not only was his voice warm, but it was also soothing and for the first time, but Taehyung also didn't know how to answer and instead he shook his head.
"Tae?" Jimin touched his shoulder. "Yes? Minnie? "I have an emergency at home." "Oh is that so," Taehyung started to stand when Jimin said, "let me make a few phone calls."
"Oh okay," Taehyung said as Jeongguk put his arm around the back of his seat allowing the tips of his fingers to graze Taehyung's neck as he lean closer.
A shiver ran up Taehyung's spine and he did what he did best, he dropped a napkin on the floor, making his hand touch Jeongguk's thigh, causing him to get hard. And the alpha licked his lips which made Taehyung's heart pound mercilessly.
A guy then went to their table, "hey Taehyung, I haven't seen you, it's been too long," the man looked at Jeongguk. "Oh, hi Bogum," he smiled at him as he exited the booth, he pretended to look at his phone. "Oh Jimin texted." He turned to Jeongguk, "I have to go I am sorry."
"Hey Tae, wanna see each other soon?" Bogum followed Taehyung. "I really have to go Bogum, I am sorry," he said to the alpha as he grabbed Jimin's hand. "We have to go now."
"But what about the hot guy?" Jimin asked, his eyes widened. "Crazy old one night stand hovering around me," he whispered in his ears. "Oh, that guy, Bogum? Ahh, okay, abort." Jimin wrinkled his nose.
-♠️- The week started with Taehyung waking up bright and early as he prepared for a presentation to build a beach house property in Busan. He arrived a bit early when his fellow omega & assistant, Jung Hoseok whispered, "your client is in the conference room already."
"Oh, let me put this in my office then," Taehyung hurriedly dropped off his briefcase and grabbed his laptop with a matcha tea latte in the other hand. Taehyung pushed open the conference room door with a smile that dies as soon as he placed his laptop on the table.
His breathing quickened as his eyes landed on the alpha sitting inside the conference room with their president, Kim Seokjin.
"Jeon Jeongguk, please meet one of the best, Kim Taehyung." Jeongguk stood up and gave him a bright smile and his hand extended. “Hello, Taehyungssi, it's nice to see you again."
A/N To be deleted I was listening to Jeongguk's live and I was moved by the lyrics of the morning karaoke he did from the song To Find You that this prompt came into my head & I was so torn whether to post it or not but this is for them, my Taekook. I made it ABO. Love, SW
"But am I not supposed to be meeting..." Taehyung looked at his calendar, "I was supposed to meet with Kim Namjoon. I spoke with him on the phone, you don't sound like him."
Jeongguk looked at him and responded, "the Vice- President is currently on a business trip, so I was sent in his stead."
Taehyung felt as if the world collapsed, what was his rule again? Never ever fck with his clients and this alpha, this gorgeous creature is the first person his willing to break rule 2 but why does he have to be his client.
Taehyung looked at Seokjin who was hiding his smile. Seokjin who is his eldest brother, an alpha who was both single, popular & looking for true love. Ugh. Taehyung sat n the chair across from Jeongguk and turned on the computer but still fidgeted with the papers in the folder.
Taehyung's lips part, his charm exudes with the scent of pear and freesia lingering in Jeongguk's immediate surroundings, and well, it smelled so sexy. "Okay then," Taehyung released a deep breath, "let's start with the proposal," he pushed his laptop to the side.
"Here are the mock-ups for your property in Busan," Taehyung handed them to Jeongguk. "Jeonggukssi, what's your turn around time for this project?" Seokjin asked as he took the second mockup from Taehyung.
"More or less 3-6 months, I am meeting with another interior design company later," Jeongguk looked at Taehyung, waiting for him to react. "I like this layout." He smiled as he handed it back to Taehyung.
Taehyung who was just watching Jeongguk's expression, felt slightly uncomfortable with the thought that he is not going to get this project, this is a project and he always come to win.
Taehyung stayed entirely focused on his vision for the industrial-style condos in Busan. Jeongguk was very impressed though even if his tastes was more conservative but he was impressed with the way Taehyung presented alternatives, catering to his every demand.
“Which among the designs suits your taste?” Taehyung looked at Jeongguk with this calculated expression, his voice passionate, wanting to be able to deliver to a client is what Jeongguk sees in him right now. Seokjin's phone rang so he excused himself & stepping out of the room.
“Don't you think it's stark? Busan is a city of not only industry but tourism." Jeongguk looked at Taehyung with the same intensity. Taehyung nods in agreement, “I know what you mean but you have a diverse market who may want to have a bare design so that they can redecorate."
Jeongguk tried to control himself, to keep his eyes from traveling to his beautiful face but who would stop him? Besides, they are the ones left in the room. Kim Taehyung. No words can describe him. Jeongguk thinks, nope, Jeongguk knows that he is truly beautiful.
“How about these ones?” Taehyung handed him another set of mock-ups and then he tilted his head to the side. “I like it very much.” Jeongguk looked at him intensely, not referring to the drawings. He just cannot shake the desire he was feeling toward the omega.
He was getting semi-hard now as he recalled the events of Friday night because truth of the matter is, Jeongguk was not able to sleep well after he saw Taehyung that night.
“You’re hired,” Jeongguk spoke without thinking. Taehyung's eyes widened in surprise, "I am sorry, what?” Jeongguk swallowed, there was no turning back now, “You’re hired.” He stressed.
"Oh. But aren't you going to meet with the other designer?" Taehyung asked, still in shock. "Why does it sound like you don't want me to hire you?" Jeongguk asked, wondering why the sudden reluctance from Taehyung's voice.
"Don't you just find it weird that we are here talking about this project when.." Taehyung's voice was uneasy & hesitant. " I just don't think it's a good idea to work on a project when there’s some kind of . . . I don't know, something between them.” He avoided Jeongguk's eyes.
"Are you referring to us?" Jeongguk's pupils dilated, "why? What do you think is something that we have?" He stated as he licked his lower lip, staring at the interior designer. "There's this... I don't know... umm... discomfort?"
🔞🔞🔞 "Discomfort?" Jeongguk arched an eyebrow. “I sense no discomfort Taehyungssi. I won't hide that I like you. Last Friday night would have been amazing because I would’ve brought you home & we might have fcked all night & then we could have still talked about your designs.”
Taehyung looked at Jeongguk, his throat bobbed as he swallowed audibly but Taehyung did not let Jeongguk faze him. He straightened his back and lets out a small laugh.
“Jeonggukssi, I think you are misunderstanding what I am saying. I wouldn’t be sitting here right now but I am because I am telling you that I don’t sleep with clients. And if I knew you were the one that I would be meeting today, then I should not have flirted or sat with you."
Jeongguk looked him directly in the eye, inclining his head to the side with eyebrows drawn together, and asked, "but I think you are bluffing right now because I cannot forget the way you allowed me to hover within your space and flirted with me." Jeongguk stated cockily.
"Ugh. Aren't you a pompous ass?" Taehyung scoffed. Jeongguk stood up and went around Taehyung, and ran his finger from his shoulder to his wrist, “I am not, I know the scent I smelled and I am pretty sure it is similar to having me rock your world inside out that night."
Taehyung's breath hitched, and he could feel his heart pound against his ears as Jeongguk's scent enveloped him. Taehyung stood up, shook his head, “And this is why, Mr Jeon, Kim Designs can't do this project." "Does this mean then that you'd rather sleep with me?"
Taehyung whipped his head and glared at him, "Ugh, where are you getting this wild idea? That would be impossible!" He declared indignantly. "Okay, so, you are not opposed to starting the contract? Because I would like the site tour to happen on Wednesday."
Taehyung scoffed, unable to believe what the alpha had been telling him. He cleared his throat & took a deep breath. “Okay," Taehyung declared, "Let us start once again. I would like to apologize for everything I just said." Taehyung looked down at his fingers.
He continued, looking seriously at Jeongguk, "I hope you can forget whatever happened at the club, you know? Move past it? Because honestly, I helped this company a lot and I work really hard in getting where we are now, I just don't happen to mix business with pleasure."
Jeongguk exhaled and smiled at Taehyung, returning to his chair. “It’s great that you practice what you preach.” Taehyung released the breath he was holding, “Thank you.” “Since we haven’t crossed the line, I assume there's no problem accepting the project then?” he asked.
“Umm....” Beads of perspiration showed on Taehyung's forehead regardless of the air conditioner. "Your sacred rule was not violated, right?” Jeongguk inquired seriously. “Yes, I know but . . .”
"But what?" Taehyung nibbled at his lower lip, Jeongguk observing him. "If I am not mistaken, you have pitched a wonderful proposal with our property in Incheon and you have been following up relentlessly, and now you are hesitating?" Jeongguk asked him directly.
“Okay, but what I’m saying is—” Taehyung trailed, stretching his neck wondering where the hell Kim Seokjin is. Jeongguk interjected, “That you are accepting the project and that you'll draw up the contract and will conduct a site visit this Wednesday.”
“Jeonggukssi," Taehyung released a sharp breath, "if you would allow me to speak, I would appreciate it A LOT!" Jeongguk pressed his lips together and zipped them from left to right. Taehyung resisted from smiling and rolling his eyes because Jeon Jeongguk was really cute.
And Taehyung realized, how easily he is pulled by Jeongguk's charm, 'Taehyung remember, never again.' He repeated in his head as a mantra. "I really wanted this job before but right now we have other clients and I don't think I would be able to accommodate your company."
Taehyung was lying because he loved to get this project. This project will be one of the biggest projects he'll ever have. Jeongguk just stares at him, his fingers playing with his lower lip, deep in thought. Taehyung was mesmerized by those lips because in his head...
in his head, he just wanted to crush his lips against him like how he wanted to last Friday. So Taehyung takes a deep breath and just started to doodle but for sure he knew that Jeongguk was very attracted to him.
Taehyung took a deep breath as he waited. Because Jeongguk was just in deep thought. "Uh huh," Jeongguk started nodding. He raised his pointer finger and stated, "you needed more money, is that it?"
"I am sorry, what?" Taehyung widened his eyes. "I think that's it," Jeongguk started tapping his fingers continuously, "your original offer was so low and I think Namjoon would agree to increase the contract to maybe a ₩100M more."
Taehyung just shook his head in disbelief when Seokjin entered the room again. "How is Taehyung treating you?" "I just offered him a ₩100M more to accept the project," Jeongguk spoke seriously, gazing admiringly at Taehyung. "You did?" Seokjin opened his mouth in surprise.
He turned to Taehyung and said, "He did?" Jeongguk then spoke, "Taehyungssi was saying that your company wouldn't be able to handle such a project because you are busy." "We are?" Seokjin looked back and forth between Jeongguk and Taehyung.
Taehyung gave his older brother a nudge on the elbow as he cleared his throat, making a decision, "I will accept the project after sajangnim Seokjin and I make a site visit." "Absolutely," Jeongguk wrote something before standing up. "I'll send all the details through email."
He walked to Taehyung and handed the paper to him, their palms pressing, "hope this will help me convince you even more." He bowed to them both, "it's nice meeting with you both." Taehyung unfolded the paper and saw that Jeongguk wrote "₩200M more if you say yes."
Seokjin peered over Taehyung's shoulder and widened his eyes in surprise, "Dongsaeng, that would be our highest-paying contract!" He gleefully exclaimed. "Why are you hesitating? Do you like him? Is that why?"
"But you know I can't right? I vowed not to get attached to anyone else like this." He took a deep breath, "yes." Taehyung stood up nodding, "I am doing the right thing, am I right hyung?" Seokjin approached him and placed a hand on his shoulder, "lunch?" "Yes, please?"
-♠️- "₩300M huh?" Jimin looked at Taehyung then looked at Hoseok, "he must be very smitten with you, huh?" He cut the steak on his plate. "And this is the guy you almost hooked up with last Friday?"
Taehyung forced a smile, "yep!" Hoseok then looked at them both, "the alpha is very attractive." He pointed out. "Yeah," Taehyung squinted as he swirled the red wine inside the glass. "And now, Seokjin and I need to do a site visit on Wednesday!" He stated before sipping .
"And what's wrong with that?" Jimin asked. "What's wrong with that?" Taehyung coughed, "Minnie, you are asking me what's wrong with that?" Hoseok shrugged, "Why not just work your best like you usually do and get paid with such a hefty sum of money!"
Taehyung paused from taking another drink, "you both don't get it, don't you?" "You are attracted to him and you don't want to get hurt," Jimin wiped his mouth, "but what if he is different?" "No one is different, they are all the same," Taehyung emphasized.
"Okay, spill it, why are you not telling us?" Hoseok rubbed his chin. "Do I have to?" Taehyung carefully placed the wine glass on the table and lined it with his plate.
"Does he remind you of Yugyeom?" Jimin asked. The name had been spoken. A name he tried to avoid speaking or hearing for the longest time. He looked at Jimin with tears glistening from his eyes and nodded. "Now that you said it, yes, he does."
"Let's not talk about it!" Taehyung forced a smile. "How's everyone's Monday?" He smiled as he took his salad fork and toyed with his lettuce. The two of them both looked at him. "I work as your assistant!" Hobi chuckled. "And I work two floors below you," Jimin responded.
Taehyung shook his head and laughed, "I think I need more friends," he smiled at the two. They are his rock. They went to university together. They shared three classes though and it was College Algebra. Jimin took accountancy, Hoseok just took management, for fun.
His family has their own company but right now, being a beta, he just wanted to work with his friends where he felt safe. Taehyung, well, Taehyung started with architecture but his heart was in interior design.
His father was an architect who was now retired, so his brother took the reins which was perfect because of all the contracts they receive, as an in-house interior designer, well, the clients don't need to look for another company.
He looked at his friends, happily chatting about the alpha that Jimin had been messaging on Bumble. They saved him, most especially Hoseok, because he was the one who saw Taehyung curled up on the floor crying, because, he found out about Yugyeom.
Taehyung didn't go to work that day and Hoseok came to his apartment the day that Taehyung lost his first love, Yugyeom, the alpha he thought he was going to marry, but he was wrong.
His friends were there, never judging him no matter what came to his life. They both held Taehyung's hand through the aftermath because truth be told, they have never seen Taehyung shed a tear, except when his heart got broken.
Taehyung took a deep breath and cleared his throat which made his friends turn their heads to him. “Yes, Jeongguk does remind me of Yugyeom. He's smooth, persistent, sexy."
Taehyung closed his eyes, reminiscing Jeongguk's scent from earlier and from their tryst last Friday, "his scent was so addictive that I just want to spend my heat with him & do all kinds of unspeakable things with him..." He shivered with excitement but then fear dawned on him.
T/W Inferenced Cheating "I am just afraid of this kind of feeling because this was what I felt before seeing Yugyeom with his wife and his kids." Jimin and Hoseok looked at each other. Jimin spoke up, "We don't need to talk about this if it makes you uncomfortable."
“I guess I am okay?" Taehyung placed his palm under his chin. "And besides, I guess it's the best decision, to accept the contract. I guess it's the best way to get out of trouble."
Hoseok shook his head & took Taehyung's hand, "Taehyung listen to me carefully! Yugyeom was a horrible, horrible prick," he turned to Jimin for backup. Jimin nodded in agreement, "He hurt you we know that because he was a liar & a cheat but that doesn't mean Jeongguk is one.”
“I relied on my gut and I was wrong!” Taehyung exclaimed, massaging the bridge of his nose. "We know that, but you live and learn Taehyungah! You love and you get hurt but you live again, don't give up on love," Jimin looked at Taehyung concerningly.
"What's the problem then, Kim Taehyung?" Hobi looked curiously at him, "you are just working with him, and not falling in love with him, right?” “Yes. At least that’s the plan. That is what I decided." Taehyung nodded at what he was saying. “And you’re scared?” Jimin asked.
Then a familiar scent wafted and Taehyung's pupils flared. He took a deep breath and closed his eyes because it was a scent his heart was not ready to smell. Jimin immediately called the waiter, "check please."
Taehyung rolled his eyes as the alpha approached him. "Kim Taehyung, it's so nice to see you!" Byun Baekhyun approached him, widely smiling at him. Hoseok whispered to Jimin, "who is he?"
Taehyung gave the two a dirty look before turning to Baekhyun, "Hi! It's been a while!" Baekhyun gave him a huge grin, "are you busy anytime soon? Do you want to meet up?" Taehyung shook his head, "So busy with work, so sorry."
"Alright, you know my number," he gave out a small smile and walked away. "Kim Taehyung, explain yourself," Jimin demanded taking the check from the waiter. "It was a one-time heat thing!" Taehyung shrugged.
"At this point honestly Tae, it's good you are not marked or mated," Hoseok whispered, putting cash inside the check presenter. (a/n cannot find korean won)
"Well, almost did, remember?" Taehyung placed his card and returned their money, "my treat because you listened as I wallow in misery." "Okay fine," Jimin gave Taehyung a quick hug, "besides you are earning a lot of money soon!"
-♠️- Taehyung knelt on his carpeted floor as he placed his freshly folded clothes inside his drawer. He attacked the laundry he procrastinated on last weekend.
He frowned. His chest slowly unfurled into a different kind of storm. "Stop assuming, Kim Taehyung!" He scolded himself. "You don't even know if Jeongguk really likes you!" He covered his face with both his hands.
He took a deep breath as his mind started traveling to a scene from "Hi, it's nice to meet you!" Kim Yugyeom smiled at Taehyung." Taehyung smiled shyly at the alpha, enjoying the calming smell of a masculine kind of maple.
It was the last day of a business leadership training seminar, one that his Seokjin hyung brought him along to. Taehyung was sitting peacefully at Vadada, a coffee shop in Seogwipo-si, Jeju. It was tranquil and peaceful until he met the alpha's gaze.
Taehyung remembered how he was introduced to Yugyeom by a fellow interior designer during a class on transformational leadership and how the alpha kept stealing glances at him.
He was floored because he was attracted and given that he had never been in a relationship, everything was just pleasantly foreign to him.
"Is this seat taken?" Yugyeom approached Taehyung while he was leisurely spending his afternoon coffee alone as his hyung was busy networking. Taehyung looked up, "of course, please have a seat." Taehyung looked around finding empty seats within their immediate vicinity.
"I heard from your friend that your designs are pretty amazing," Yugyeom placed his sunglasses on his head. "Oh yeah? What exactly did Hyungsik hyung tell you?" He responded, his hands clammy as he started becoming nervous.
"That you are knowledgeable on different design styles. So tell me, Kim Taehyung," Yugyeom placed his hand on his chin, "what design styles you like?" "I like Hausmannian and Minimalism."
The side of Yugyeom's lip raised just a bit as he stared at the beautiful omega in front of him. Taehyung was both very enigmatic, charismatic. Like it is easy just to stare at him and not get tired staring.
"So what are you here for?" Taehyung asked him, glancing shyly at the alpha because he was simply overwhelmed by the attention Yugyeom was giving him. "Well I manage my own real estate and construction company, so I just thought why not attend right? Connect and network?"
"Of course," Taehyung nodded in agreement then sipped his strawberry milk tea. "And good for you by the way." Taehyung set his eyes on the beautiful view in front of him. "Are you here alone or with someone?" Yugyeom inquired, crossing his legs.
"Yeah I am," Taehyung's eyes widened in horror, "sh!t I almost forgot," he stood up frantically. Yugyeom just kept on staring at him, "will I see you again?" "Yeah, Kim Designs, we are located in Gwanghwamun." "That's an expensive area," Yugyeom stated in surprise.
"Yeah," Taehyung started walking away, "it's nice to meet you!" He turned around and jogged away. Yugyeom. He didn't even smell a hint of an omega on him or maybe he was good at concealing - scent blockers and all.
His trance was broken as his phone buzzed. Unknown text message Who the hell are you?
Intrigued. He was very intrigued so against his better judgment, he did what he promised himself not to do — get curious. But then the response he received made him gape... is this who he thinks it is?
Taehyung's eyes rolled like quarters. How dare he assume he would sleep with him! So he texted back a quick response... both eager and reluctant.
He answered immediately after sending the text. How eager is this alpha to connect with him? Taehyung furrowed his brows. What are his intentions?
He looked at his phone with another notification. Taehyung gasped, Jeongguk is both predictable and unpredictable and Taehyung at this time does not know how to tame his racing heart with the sight of the picture on his text message.
Taehyung shook his head. What is he going to do with such a persistent man? Taehyung didn't even know how to respond as he was hypnotized by the picture he could not keep his eyes away from.
Jeongguk was tapping his foot as he sent the text message to Taehyung. Hoping to get a favorable response. He took a deep breath as he saw that the message had been read.
Taehyung nibbled on his lower lip. Gorgeous Interior Designer. What a flatterer! He knows it's ridiculous. This. Everything is insanely illogical but he could not stop his eyes from smiling or the butterflies fluttering in his heart.
Taehyung was smiling mischievously when he sent the text message without thinking twice. He was trying to control the smile from expanding because this was thw first time after the longest time that he was pleasantly amused with another alpha.
Jeongguk was shaking his head upon receipt of the text. Wow. Just wow. He knows that Taehyung established a certain kind of business rule.
It's ethically very admirable, honestly, and for sure, he knows Taehyung meant NO SEX but it doesn't mean that Taehyung can prohibit him from flirting. So Jeongguk sends him a text, a smooth one or so he thinks. He sends it and waits for his response.
The corners of his mouth turned up, he saw Taehyung's response. Sh!t! He knew he was sweet-talking so Jeongguk texted him back, laying out his card, that knowledge that there are no extracurricular activities outside of their professional relationship, but still he hoped.
Taehyung was about to text back but he stopped and shook his head. No. No, no, no. This cannot happen. 'Taehyung you promised yourself, don't take yourself for a fool.' He carefully reminded himself. So he just looked at the phone and placed it on the bedside table.
He stood up from his bed and headed to the bathroom. He placed both hands at both ends of the washstand and looked at his reflection in the mirror. He tapped his fingers and stared at his face flushed pink.
"Kim Taehyung, you have to stop, you need to stop," he told his reflection, "you can not make the same mistake, so stop right now." He slowly peeled off his clothes and turned on the shower, right now, he needed to relax his mind.
He needed to relax his mind so that he easily convince himself not to succumb to all Jeongguk's advances. He cannot afford to make a mistake. Not anymore. Because he doesn't want to feel that harrowing pain once again.
-♠️- A day later, the bullet train slowly came to a stop at the train station in Busan. Taehyung tried to calm the pounding heart ringing in his ear. Jeongguk never texted him again, maybe he got the picture or did he?
They stepped outside of the train and went to the waiting area with Jeongguk and another tall man. Taehyung and Seokjin approached them. Taehyung frowned, that tall man is an omega. Hmm. Interesting.
Jeongguk just gave Taehyung a quick nod and turned to Seokjin, "Seokjinssi, Taehyungssi, please meet Kim Namjoon, vice president and my half-brother." Namjoon beamed at the two and gave them a bow, "Hello, it's finally nice to meet you."
Taehyung just looked at Jeongguk and thoughts he want to silence in his head. 'Stay calm, Kim Taehyung, he is just an alpha and you have worked with a lot of alphas before you know.' Taehyung stayed behind as Jeongguk spoke to both Namjoon and Seokjin.
He dived deeper into his thoughts, as a voice inside his head spoke to him again, 'Jeongguk is just a sexy, & very handsome man whose scent drives you crazy & whose voice makes your imagination go wild, but you know better Tae! You are brave and strong! You can do this!'
"You okay there?" Seokjin looked at his brother. "Yeah, I am very peachy," Taehyung gave a nervous laugh, taking out his phone before sliding into the backseat. 'Liar,' Taehyung put on his seatbelt and avoided Jeongguk's calculating gaze.
Jeongguk sat in the driver's seat and looked at Taehyung from the rearview mirror. He could smell the pheromones he had been emitting and he wondered why the interior designer was nervous.
He tried catching his gaze but he was just continuously avoiding his eyes. Later, Jeongguk, patience. He gripped the steering wheel tightly as he drove them to their hotel. "Have you both been to Busan?" Namjoon turned his body to talk to the brothers.
But Taehyung just put his earphones on and looked outside his window. Namjoon looked at his brother stealing glances at Taehyung from the rearview mirror and knowing his brother, he had set his eyes on Taehyung.
Seokjin faced the omega, attractive, and even if he wasn't looking for anyone to date because of the demands of their company, having some options was not a bad idea either.
Taehyung leaned his head on the headrest and just immersed himself in the scenery that he was seeing. He could sense Jeongguk constantly looking at him and his internal monologue made his nervousness much worse.
He started to pick at his nails as Frank Sinatra's Something Stupid started playing in his ears. 'This is just a business transaction you know, it's something simple and should be not overly complicated.'
🎧 I can see it in your eyes, that you despise the same old lies You heard the night before 🎧 Taehyung closed his eyes, allowing his thoughts to echo over the song playing in his ears.
🔞 This transaction meant that there would be no sex, that he should get rid of his desire about ripping Jeongguk's clothes off & riding his c*ck, spending his heat with him, cumming over & over again even if he did think of him during the weekend when he was not yet his client.
🎧 The time is right your perfume fills my head. The stars get red and oh, the night's so blue. And then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like "I love you" 🎧 Taehyung shook his head, how proper this song is. He then met Jeongguk's eyes from the rearview mirror.
Taehyung's heart rate kicked up a notch and he cannot just simply peel away his gaze from the alpha. He was just simply hard to resist.
Taehyung took a deep breath again and forced himself to close his eyes because in all honestly there are 300 million reasons why he should not be involved with Jeongguk.
After several minutes they arrived at a construction site. Namjoon handed out hard hats to both Seokjin and Taehyung. Jeongguk was stealing glances at Taehyung whose attractiveness superseded whatever was asked for him to wear, even a hard hat.
How to get to him, Jeongguk mused as he continuously observed the indescribable grace that Taehyung naturally has. From the way he flicked his hair earlier or the way he talked to Namjoon or Seokjin, even with the way he closed his eyes and leaned back, everything was beautiful.
Taehyung wore a fitted cream-colored silk dress shirt that had the look of an absurdly expensive interior designer and Jeongguk cannot tear his eyes away from him. Everything about Taehyung just baffles him even in finding reasons to explain the incessant thrumming of his heart.
Their eyes met briefly and for Jeongguk, the cacophony of construction machines and the distant voices of the workers just seemed to be distant and not disturbing because Taehyung was around.
He cannot figure out though why Taehyung was repulsed by intimacy or the idea of a relationship but he intend to find out soon. "Jeongguk?" Namjoon stated for the third time.
"Oh I am sorry," Jeongguk looked at them sheepishly. "Can you be a space cadet later and pay attention to what Seokjin was suggesting?" Namjoon tried to control himself from smiling.
Jeongguk then looked at Seokjin. "Thank you," Seokjin responded, "now upon seeing the floorplan and the electrical layout, what Taehyung and I would like to request from you are dimensions of each floor, your general specification for each unit."
Taehyung walked around, his head was busy looking around, his arms gesticulating, measuring & then he looked at the group and then to Seokjin, "we can stay here at the site maybe for a couple of days and then I can draw up something quickly to present them." He stated seriously.
Namjoon nodded at Jeongguk who directed his attention to their guests, "if you have not booked a hotel yet, my family has a vacation house and well, we have a separate guest house with two bedrooms," Jeongguk sought Taehyung's eyes, "we'd love to have you as our guests."
Seokjin looked at Taehyung who was still deep in thought, looking at the beautiful ocean view, or was he just avoiding the alpha's constant gaze, "Taehyungie!" Taehyung whipped his head, "how far is the house?"
Jeongguk inclined his head and furrowed his eyebrows and met Taehyung's eyes. "I am workaholic, once I can't figure something out, I go to the site and take a walk around." Taehyung stated thoughtfully, his cheeks burning scarlet.
Jeongguk turned his head and saw that Namjoon and Seokjin were deep in a discussion so he took a step forward toward Taehyung. Taehyung held his gaze with every hair on his scalp stood to attention, every skin cell tingled, every neuron fired.
"I can accompany you if you'd like," Jeongguk stated huskily, his body mere inches away from Taehyung. Jeongguk was testing the waters because he wanted to know how far he would be able to go.
Taehyung took a step back, still holding Jeongguk's gaze, mesmerized. His mind was in total chaos, finding words from his head, something more logical than the fiery desire burning in his heart, "why'd you do that?"
"I want to get to know you more," Jeongguk takes a half step forward. "I told you, Mr Jeon, I want a professional relationship with you, nothing more," Taehyung's breath started hitching, and goosebumps started spreading all over his arms and neck.
Jeongguk's penetrating gaze probed his face, "I am not proposing anything else though," taking another quarter step forward. Taehyung just froze, unmoved from his position. His body aching Jeongguk's nearness as his pheromones filled the space between them.
Jeongguk's heart hammered hard as he finally came to a halt before Taehyung, inches from his face. Taehyung's breath started becoming ragged, "Mr Jeon, you promised," he whispered breathlessly, closing his eyes and trying his best to resist the alpha.
"Ahem," Seokjin cleared his voice loudly as they approached them both. "So, are we ready to drop off our luggage and talk about action items to consider with this build?" Namjoon smiled, his dimples showing, "We have the blueprint at home."
Taehyung shook his head, trying to gain his composure. He smiled at his brother and Namjoon and walked ahead. Jeongguk tried to catch up as he jogged, "Taehyungssi, wait up please." But Taehyung just walked faster with his long legs, he just wanted to calm his nerves.
Seokjin turned to Namjoon, "Hey, what are you doing later?" Namjoon shyly looked at him, as they neared the car, "How about them?"
"Let them figure it out." Seokjin smirked, "I want to get to know you more, so tell me, do you have any disturbing past? Hang-ups?" He stopped and smiled at him. "I don't believe in drama."
"So, are you telling me your brother is filled with drama?" Namjoon whispered, "my half-brother has his own story too, so, yeah, I agree to your proposal." "We have two more days here," Seokjin looked at his watch, "we can talk about the design tomorrow. What do you think?"
Namjoon nodded, "I am in!" He reached out and shook his hands with Seokjin. Taehyung threw shade at his brother and rolled his eyes as Jeongguk opened the back passenger door for him. He gave him a quick nod and then immediately went inside.
Jeongguk is very much aware of the omega's intense attraction to him. He knew Taehyung's wearing scent blockers but he can take a whiff of strong thicker pheromones, one that's challenging to mask. 'What's pushing you back?' Jeongguk thought as he looked at the rearview mirror.
Jeongguk looked at his watch and looked at his brother, "what's for dinner?" Namjoon bit his lower lip and looked at Seokjin who grinned at him. Namjoon shook his head and looked at Jeongguk, "Seokjinssi and I are going to dinner."
Taehyung suddenly sat up, "what?" He turned to his brother. "Unlike you, brother, I want to get to know Namjoon, be friends? Or maybe even more? Who knows?" Seokjin told him frankly, "but you, you choose to be picky and..."
"I get it," Taehyung crossed his arms and turned to the window. He threw a glance at Jeongguk who just watching him through the rearview mirror. "Leave me."
"Taehyung," Seokjin warned. He hardly used his alpha voice at his brother but at times when he needed to calm him, becoming firmer helps at times. "I am sorry. It's fine, I can stay behind." Taehyung took his earbuds from his pocket and popped it in his ears.
They arrived at the house shortly and after parking the car, went directly to the trunk and pulled out their suitcases. Namjoon walked ahead to guide Seokjin and Taehyung and Jeongguk followed them behind. He really wanted to talk to Taehyung.
They walked toward the guesthouse and Taehyung turned to Jeongguk, "who designed the place?" "Oh our mother did, and well I kind of helped," Jeongguk smiled, kicking a stone in their path. "It's very pretty," Taehyung stated assuringly.
-♠️- Taehyung was pacing inside the guest house because his hyung and Jeongguk's hyung just left for dinner and here he is, with his tummy rumbling for hunger. "Calm down, Kim Taehyung," he took a deep breath as he walked back and forth.
"You are hungry and you are in an unknown city, well not really," he took deep breaths, closed his eyes, and paced, "you have been here a couple of times but would you want to go out and explore?" Taehyung finally sat down on the couch and covered his face with his palms.
He closed his eyes and memories started to surface once again. "Isn't it beautiful here?" Yugyeom hugged Taehyung from behind. They were at the Igidae Cross Walk in Busan. Taehyung rubbed his cheek against Yugyeom whose hands wrapped tightly around his waist.
"I love you Kim Taehyung," Yugyeom whispered in his ear. Taehyung turned around and asked Yugyeom, "where are you bringing me?" Yugyeom brushed Taehyung's hair, "our future home?" Our future home Yugyeom wanted him and this made Taehyung smile.
They have been dating for six months now and even if Taehyung wanted Yugyeom to mate him, he had been trying to control himself. Taehyung had been wanting to preserve it, save it until marriage because he was traditional like that.
Or maybe when Yugyeom introduces him to his parents, then maybe he would consider giving himself to him. "I love you, Yugyeom," he placed his chin on his shoulder, "thank you for coming into my life."
Buzz Buzz Taehyung slowly opened his tear-stained eyes, coming back to reality. Taehyung, honey, these are just mere memories, you have to calm down, please calm down, he thought as he wiped his eyes first before picking up the phone.
Taehyung unlocked his phone and looked at the message Jeongguk sent to him. He cannot shake off the memories that touched his mind a few minutes ago and here is Jeongguk whose irresistible charm is getting harder to resist.
Taehyung dialed one of his alpha best friends. He was chewing a cuticle when Park Seojoon answered. "Hyung!" Taehyung inspected his fingernails, "are you busy? Or should I call another time?"
"No. You are good, are you in Busan now?" Seojoon inquired, balancing the phone between his ears & shoulder. "Yeah," Taehyung responded, staring at the walls that were painted with a shiny cream shade, it was shimmering, barely perceptible from the light the lampshade emitted.
"Are you thinking of... Yugyeom?" Seojoon asked. "Yes, hyung," Taehyung nodded, hypnotized by the interior of the house. "And you are wondering how you could resist your client? Is this the reason why you called?" Seojoon chortled quietly. "Yeess," Taehyung answered slowly.
"Did you do something that makes this alpha all the more curious about you? Tell me Kim Taehyung, what did you do?" Seojoon asked frankly, entering his car.
"Ummm... I touched his thigh last Friday and ummm..." Taehyung bit his lower lip, "it was near his crotch and then I left after three minutes?" Seojoon laughed loudly. "If only you could see my facial reaction right now?" He shook his head.
"Tell me... tell me, ahahaha," Seojoon started gasping for breath, "wait, let me catch my breath. Kim Taehyung, how would you expect him to react?" Seojoon was able to ask him after the laughs dissipated.
"Umm? Hate me?" “No!" Seojoon exclaimed loudly. He shook his head. “You were such a huge tease. And you know what? Honestly? There’s nothing an alpha likes more than a challenge and you just fcking did."
"Oh is that why? Do you think that's why?" Taehyung asked eagerly. His phone beeped, notifying him of another text message. "I don't know the reason why. If I am being a good best friend to you, I am telling you right now, there's nothing a good conversation cannot solve."
Taehyung looked at his phone and frowned. He felt sad and confused. He tried to push him back and now that he took a step back, he felt hollow. He took a deep breath and slowly walked to the door.
The smell of the fried chicken wafted immediately into his nose and filled his senses with relief. Yes. Food. He picked up the bag and there were four boxes. Hmmm. Are these all for him? He set his sights on the main house and saw the light get turned off.
Taehyung slowly placed the chicken on the table. This was definitely a lot of food or maybe... Maybe he could ask Jeongguk to eat with him. So he took his phone and texted him quickly.
He frowned as he put the food on the table. The silence was his only company and usually, he enjoys it but right now, he did not. Was this a harsh reality slapping him in the face? His stomach rumbled. He went to the kitchen to rummage for a plate and some table napkins.
He opened the cupboard and was amazed at how everything was organized. He took a bowl and a plate. He glanced at the chicken who was summoning him. Well, isn't this a regular Wednesday night after all?
After washing his hands, Taehyung finally sat at the table and dug in. His senses were slowly satiated, the chicken being devoured one by one. Talk to Jeongguk, that is what Seojoon told him, but what could they talk about?
Taehyung quickly wiped his hand, to rid of the oil from the chicken and he texted Jeongguk to say thank you for the chicken. He smiled as sent the message, hoping that this little gesture could be friendly enough for their professional relationship.
If one is to know Taehyung, the best way to his heart is with food and also, honesty. At some point, he knew he would need to let go of his past and when is the better time right, if not now?
Jeongguk was on his way to meet with his friends after he decided to leave Taehyung for tonight. He sounded alarmed earlier when he was talking to someone. Maybe give him the boundary he needed, even if his alpha didn't want to leave him alone, even for a bit.
He just parked his car by Haeundae beach when his phone pinged with a notification. He smiled when he unlocked the phone, a picture of Taehyung enjoying the chicken to the bone.
He sat inside the car, he wanted to leave him alone but at the same time, he didn't want to. He didn't want to be persistent even if he wanted the omega so much, so much that he wants to respect his personal space. What a conundrum!
He texted back and to his surprise, Taehyung responded fast. So he typed his response and sent it to him as friendly as he could - he hoped it was friendly enough.
Jeongguk then stepped out of his car & headed to the beach. He's torn as well, whether to return to their vacation house or just enjoy the view. He clicked a quick picture & sent it to Taehyung. He's going to leave it like that, for tonight at least, he would leave him alone.
Taehyung just finished washing the dishes after he placed the chicken inside the refrigerator. He could definitely eat them later if he gets hungry. His phone notified him with a message, so he grabbed paper towel to see if it was a text from Jeongguk.
Oh. He texted him a picture of the beach. If he did go with him instead of panicking, then maybe he would be at the beach right now, with him. After 26 minutes, he was waiting for Jeongguk to respond but to his dismay, the alpha did not.
Strange. Jeongguk was actually leaving him alone, he didn't expect this because at the back of his mind, Taehyung was constantly comparing him to Yugyeom. He was forcing himself to think that Jeongguk and Yugyeom are the same but maybe then, he might be wrong.
10 o'clock. Seokjin and Namjoon have not returned yet and well, Taehyung was bored out of his mind. He stretched and did some wall pilates. He watched the 1st episode of Seojin's Kitchen but nothing could relieve him of his boredom.
He made himself some green tea with brown rice and stepped outside to enjoy the gentle spring breeze. The stars were shining beautifully with the faint sound of seagulls flying. He sat down on one of the patio chairs, absorbed in the beautiful skies.
It is as if the sky was covered with a blanket of midnight velvet and someone attached tens of thousands of fireflies. Shooting star. Taehyung smiled. "I wish to finally find true love." He murmured softly and whispered against the spring breeze before closing his eyes.
Someone cleared his throat making Taehyung whip his head. "May I join you?" Jeongguk asked as he walked nearer to where Taehyung was seated at. Taehyung looked at him, once more mesmerized by his handsome face.
"It's a beautiful night isn't it?" Taehyung stated, trying to break the ice. His eyes were transfixed toward the skies. "Yes it is beautiful, indeed." Jeongguk responded softly.
Taehyung looked at Jeongguk, suddenly a blush crept across his cheek because he just caught the alpha staring at me while saying those words. "Taehyungssi, you wanna know something true?" Jeongguk asked, turning his attention to the stars.
"Ummm... sure?" He reluctantly asked as Jeongguk sat nearer to him. He gulped. 'Kim Taehyung try to be nice!' He reminded himself. "I made a wish too when I saw the shooting star," Jeongguk returned his gaze back to Taehyung.
"And?" Taehyung asked, his curiosity piqued. Jeongguk took a deep breath and looked deeply into his eyes, "That I finally get to meet the person who I would make my dreams come true." He lovingly stated.
Taehyung looked at Jeongguk with the same intense gaze. The unbidden feelings, the ones he tried to avoid started taking over and began to turn his mind to mush. His eyes searched Jeongguks, his thoughts turning his mind into a continuous buzzing mess of static.
Jeongguk moved forward and Taehyung remained in his seat, he was overwhelmed as desire started to pool in his stomach. "I just want to get to know you, Taehyungssi..." Jeongguk whispered breathlessly.
Taehyung looked at Jeongguk from under his eyelashes, "And why do you want to do that?" He said as tugged the sleeve of his shirt. Jeongguk placed his elbows on his knees and turned to look at him, no, he turned to stare at him, a smile dancing on his lips.
"Does a single and eligible alpha not allowed to find the most suitable mate for him? Him, meaning me." Jeongguk's gaze whipped to Taehyung's. Taehyung studied the alpha with piercing scrutiny, wondering if Jeongguk was telling him the truth.
Jeongguk took a deep breath, "tell me, Taehyungssi, what do I need to do to prove to you that my intentions are sincere?" Taehyung took his gaze back and returned his sights to the twinkling stars, "I don't know yet," he answered softly.
Taehyung took a deep breath and looked back at Jeongguk whose gaze stayed glued to him. "Jeonggukssi..." his breath started hitching, his eyelashes started fluttering, and his heartbeat began rapidly beating.
"I am serious," Jeongguk searched his face, "what I am looking for is not just a one-night stand thing or a fling." Jeongguk licked his lips and continued, "I am at an age where I need to settle down, and think about the future."
"But if you want to be business partners, I am good with it," Jeongguk stated assuredly. “I highly think business partners can be friends.”
Taehyung sighs & leaned forward as well, mirroring Jeongguk. He rested his elbows on his knees, “Jeongguk, I want to make it clear, I would want to make this project a success by working well with you. I would love to be friends with you but not anything more, okay?"
Jeongguk just looked at Taehyung. His thoughts filled with him. He knows deep inside that no matter what Taehyung says, it is very apparent that there is something between them & they both know it.
It is not getting weaker or fainter. Even sitting together, they are at a point where they started mirroring each other, so definitely, something is getting stronger. Jeongguk knew that the more Taehyung is around him, the more he can't stay away from him.
Taehyung stuck his hand out for a handshake, "okay then, let's agree to being friends." Jeongguk took his hand and electricity moved between them, "friends... for now." Taehyung took his hand immediately away and blushed. "Jeongguk, you just promised." He pouted.
"Then stop being cute, then maybe I won't get so attracted to you," Jeongguk gave him a warm smile. "Aww look at our brothers," Seokjin stated loudly as they walked toward Jeongguk and Taehyung.
"Where'd you go?" Taehyung spoke softly, more comfortably. Seokjin sat in front of him, "we ate street foods at Jagalchi and spent time talking about everything," he gave Namjoon a grateful smile.
"What did YOU eat?" Seokjin asked his dongsaeng. "Oh, Jeongguk got me chicken," Taehyung threw Jeongguk a small smile. "Did you happen to eat yet? I only ate a few." Taehyung asked suddenly worried because he knew the alpha wanted to eat with him earlier.
"I am actually a bit hungry," Jeongguk admitted. "Oh," Taehyung looked at both Namjoon and Seokjin, "do you want to have some too?" "Yes," Namjoon stated as he waited for Seokjin to stand-up. Jeongguk stood up too and offered his hand to Taehyung who accepted.
Later that night, Taehyung was tossing and turning on his bed. Earlier he thought that his conversation with Jeongguk would help him not to think about him BUT HE WAS WRONG.
Ever since they went on their separate ways at midnight, instead of not thinking about him, Taehyung already thought of a handful of ways of having sex with him. Gosh, darn it. His omega would not just allow him to stop thinking of these lewd and lascivious thoughts.
Was it his scent or the way he looked at him or the way he spoke? Jeongguk could definitely talk all day. He has this certain calmness in his voice that assures Taehyung. His voice has this layer of firm gentleness that melts Taehyung's heart.
Taehyung sat up and turned on the lampshade and took his laptop from the coffee table and started designing based on what he saw earlier from the construction site.
He glanced at his phone to look at the time. 2:00 AM What is it in the Busan air that pumped up his energy or maybe it's not energy, it's nerves.
He turned to the window and saw someone turn on the light from the main house. He wondered, was it Jeongguk? He stretched his neck to catch a silhouette or a shadow but there wasn't. "Kim Taehyung, concentrate! You got this!" He said loud enough to himself.
The light from the main house was then turned off, maybe someone just got water. His mind traveled to their moment alone earlier. Jeon Jeongguk, how could Taehyung start to describe you? Something about Jeongguk just electrifies Taehyung. "Concentrate!"
And so he took a deep breath and took his phone. He took pictures of the construction site earlier so that for tonight, he would be able to imagine the place in his head. He started working and maybe just for tonight, he would be able to design something.
Namjoon and Jeongguk were able to provide him with the dimensions they wanted for a one-bedroom unit, maybe he could start with that. He could start with that, for now.
After four hours, the sun started peaking thru the windows and Taehyung fell asleep on the couch. Jeongguk knocked lightly but when no one answered, he slowly opened the door and stepped inside the guest house. He wanted to ask Taehyung and Seokjin if they wanted breakfast.
Upon walking further into the house, he took notice of the lamp in the living room still turned on, and to his amazement, someone beautiful was sleeping peacefully on the couch. He walked quietly to the closet by the laundry room and took a blanket and draped it on Taehyung.
He looks amazing even when sleeping & Jeongguk cannot appease the rapid beating of his heart. Why did he just meet Kim Taehyung right now? Why hasn't he met him years ago? He sighed and tiptoed his way toward the kitchen but when he turned, he saw that both bedrooms were empty.
Where was Seokjin hyung? Jeongguk opened the refrigerator and saw that their caretaker did not really fill the refrigerator. So he quietly hurried back to the main house to wake up Namjoon. "Hyung, are you awake?" He knocked before opening the door.
But the moment he opened it, he quickly and quietly closed it back again because Seokjin and Namjoon were sleeping, hugging each other. Jeongguk opened his eyes widely in shock. He shook his head and took his car keys from the kitchen counter.
He got inside his vehicle and smirked. Wow. Their hyungs definitely do not have an ounce of shyness but then to Seokjin's point, they were consenting adults. He started the car and decided not to bother his hyung, it must have been a very tiring night for him.
Taehyung opened his eyes and realized, where did the blanket come from? He knew that Seokjin hyung snuck out before he started designing, so his hyung couldn't give him the blanket because Seokjin is a deep sleeper especially after having sex.
Someone started opening the door. "Where have you been, hyung?" Taehyung teased. "Oh, you are awake!" Jeongguk stated as he walked inside the guest house with a paper bag at hand. "Oh, hi," Taehyung yawned, "good morning. What time is it?"
"It's 7:30," Jeongguk walked to Taehyung with two cups in his hand, "I don't know if you are a coffee drinker or a tea drinker so I bought Americano and a chai tea latte."
Taehyung just looked at him, studying his movement, wondering how sincere a person could be most especially alphas.
"Taehyung?" Jeongguk repeated his name. "Oh, yeah, chai tea please," Taehyung took the cup from Jeongguk when their fingers brushed against each other. Jeongguk just bit his lower lip smiling. He waited for Taehyung to take a sip from the cup.
Jeongguk took a sip of the remaining cup in his hand and kept stealing glances at Taehyung who just closed his eyes, savoring his drink. Incredible. Jeongguk thought. Wow. Kim Taehyung is the most beautiful and incredible person he's ever met.
Jeongguk's heart lurched forward, he cannot force his eyes to peel away from the beauty in front of him. "Umm...Jeongguk?" Taehyung looked him directly in the eyes, "were you the one who placed the blanket over me?"
"I did," Jeongguk looked away, "I am sorry, I didn't mean to." "Oh, it's okay Jeongguk, I was just going to say thank you." Taehyung beamed at him, "I was going to say it was sweet of you."
Jeongguk's lips started curling into a smile but then his curiosity got piqued, "what were you doing here? Was the bed too hard?" Taehyung started staring intently at Jeongguk, wondering what if he just gives in, what would their dynamics be right now?
“Taehyung?” Jeongguk's voice snapped him out of his little daydream. “Hmm? Yes?" Taehyung shook his head out of reverie. Jeongguk quietly chuckled as he took a sip of his coffee. “Am I interrupting something?” Taehyung's eyes widened. Sht. Sht sht sht!
Taehyung felt as if he was totally busted for fantasizing about the alpha. 'Taehyung, come on, do you remember? No sex. No flirting. No life-altering sex with your clients most especially this handsome creature before you?' His internal thoughts scolded his omega.
He shivered as he set his gaze on Jeongguk, “No, I am sorry I was just thinking of a design from last night which I am going to show you in a minute," Taehyung exclaimed with a certain panic from his voice. Lie. Lie. Lie. Kim Taehyung, is this the best you can come up?
“Interesting, are you sure it's just a design? What kind of design?” Jeongguk cocked his head, inclining it toward his shoulder. Taehyung's thoughts continuously swam with a deep desire for him.
Isn't sex part of the design? Because one needs to account for the bedroom and the firmness of the bed, maybe even the capacity of a bathtub. It all counts... Taehyung's thoughts continued, enjoying the smell of the alpha before him.
Taehyung pulled up two of his designs, the ones he finished designing before the sun rose. "These are based on the dimensions you provided me for one-bedroom units," he showed Jeongguk both shy and confident. Confident because he knew he did a pretty damn good job.
Shy because when he was designing the dining area, he was thinking twice if he was going to put a kitchen island. He looked at his profile as he nibbled his lips, amazed at what Taehyung finished in a few hours.
"What were you thinking about the design?" Jeongguk looked up from the laptop and met Taehyung's eyes. "I was thinking if I was going to build a kitchen island, " Where he would allow Jeongguk to carry him as he kissed him breathlessly. "Maybe marble or wood or even granite?"
"Maybe marble, " specifically when it gets warm and Taehyung needed to cool off as his back would slowly lie with Jeongguk bracing himself up & hovering over his body - during heat, yes, during his heat— “what do you think?” Taehyung put his palms together & waited for an answer.
Beads of perspiration started forming on Taehyung's forehead. 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘦. 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘑𝘦𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘨𝘶𝘬, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘵𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘸. Taehyung chanted in his head.
“These are amazing designs! ” Jeongguk exclaimed, he looked at Taehyung whose cheeks were already flushed. “These must have given you a headache!" “You never know when inspiration would strike." Taehyung smiled shyly as he quickly glanced at Jeongguk who was staring at him.
"What time are we going back to the construction site?" Taehyung asked as he tried his best to regroup, and bring his focus back to the project. Jeongguk stroked his veiny arms, one of which had tattoos.
It was very sexy and Taehyung's chest was ready to combust. Sht! Was he emitting pheromones? He looked at the alpha because if he did, then the alpha would have moved closer to him.
“All right." Jeongguk nodded, "we can go after we eat breakfast?" He chuckled, "I am starving." Taehyung nodded and started folding the blanket while Jeongguk went into the kitchen to take out the food he bought.
Taehyung walked to Jeongguk who was rummaging through the drawers for some utensils, "Jeongguk, I will just freshen up." Jeongguk nodded, " when you come back, can I go over through discuss some details that we could include in the contract?”
Jeongguk covered his face with the palms of his hands, trying his best to respect the boundaries that Taehyung established but it could be at any given time when he would not be able to control himself anymore.
He took a deep breath and plated the food for Taehyung and placed the food he got for the hyungs in the refrigerator.
Taehyung came out of the bedroom, so exquisitely stunning. Jeongguk's heart wanted to jump out of his chest, "Breakfast?" He asked him as normal sounding as he could. Taehyung just looked at him, his face so kind and earnest.
"Thank you," he walked up to the table wondering how much weight it could hold. 'Taehyung, you have to quit it!' Jeongguk pulled the chair for him and Taehyung just smiled at him.
"Okay, let's discuss business!" Jeongguk declared, "first order of business, omelet or sunny side up?" Taehyung looked at him, was Yugyeom ever like him? All he remembered was he would always decide for him, thinking that he knew what was best for him.
With Jeongguk it was different, it was as if he was the alpha's first and topmost priority. "I would like to try the omelet, is that okay?" Taehyung asked shyly. "Of course, it is okay," Jeongguk handed Taehyung the plate.
They started eating and twenty minutes later, they started negotiating all the details, trying to find a middle ground with the contract, a great compromise for their businesses.
"Taehyung?" Jeongguk stood up and took Taehyung's empty plate. "Yes?" "Thank you for considering my invitation, here to Busan," Jeongguk gave him a bright smile. He went back to Taehyung and sat beside him, the space in between them so minimal.
"But you have to consider my other invitation?" Jeongguk put his hand near Taehyung's resting ones on the table. "Jeongguk?" Taehyung searched his eyes. "I told you right? I don't get into relationships with my clients."
"I can listen to you, if you tell me why, so maybe, you know, when you tell me why then maybe I can stop pestering you, and get an answer?" Jeongguk looked at Taehyung with a tinge of sadness in his heart.
Maybe it's for the best Jeongguk thought, knowing why, the reason why, would mean a lot more than being caught in a lie later. "So Kim Taehyung, please tell me honestly, why don't you like to be in a relationship?"
"It would take hours, even days for you to understand," Taehyung looked at him, his walls slowly crumbling. Jeongguk turned his entire body towards him with that ache to gather him in his arms, "no matter how long, hours, days, weeks, I will listen."
Jeongguk took a deep breath and placed a hand on top of Taehyung's hand. The door suddenly swing open with Seokjin walking with a huge grin on his face.
Taehyung cocked an eyebrow toward his brother and gave him a subtle smirk. "What's the smirk for?" Seokjin asked as he sauntered towards them.
"Hyung, Jeongguk brought you food, it's in the refrigerator." Taehyung slowly pulled his hand away from Jeongguk's, hoping that his brother didn't notice.
Upon knowledge of food and the amount of energy spent, Seokjin stood up faster than lightning and in less than 10 seconds, the microwave started humming.
"I am famished," Seokjin stated loudly, as he rummaged in the drawer for some utensils. The microwave beeped and he took out the food and walked back to the table.
The elder sat down across from Taehyung and looked at Jeongguk, "So, it's just going to be you and Taehyung today," he stated at the same time he picked up the chopsticks. "Why?" Taehyung leaned forward, rested his chin on his hand, and studied his brother.
"Namjoon started his heat and obviously he needs company," Seokjin casually replied. "I see," Taehyung nibbled his upper lip, and gave his brother a knowing look.
Jeongguk then stood up and faced them both, "I guess I should get ready now," he placed a gand at the backrest of Taehyung's seat, "and not waste any moment," he was about to turn around when he added, "and to check up on my hyung."
Taehyung just looked at him and gave him a small smile. He nodded saying, "Okay, I will wait."
Seokjin then nudged Taehyung the moment Jeongguk walked out, "So, what was Jeongguk doing here early morning?" Seokjin's voice laced with teasing.
Taehyung looked calmly at his brother and shrugged, "I decided we can be friends," he deadpanned. "Ha! You? Friends?" Seokjin chortled, "Wow, and you are not repulsed?" Taehyung shook his head, "I don't know! Should I be?" His voice hinted a little panic.
"Honey," Seokjin stopped eating, holding his chopsticks midair, "ultimately, everything is your decision." Seokjin raised his eyebrows while shaking his head, "You are the one who is limiting yourself from all the wonderful possibilities!"
Taehyung inclined his head to one side as he listened to what Seokjin was saying. In all honesty, Seokjin never really dictate or order Taehyung around. Taehyung felt that his older brother trusted him a lot.
Seokjin took another bite of the grilled potato that was in his breakfast, "Additionally, don't we all generally learn from the experience? No matter how negative or positive it is, we just learn from it." Seokjin looked at the ceiling, trying to find the best words.
T/W Inferenced Cheating "I get your experience with your liar, polygamous ex-alpha was absolutely shtty but you have to remember, you were young and hopeful and I don't want you to find fault in your innocence!" Seokjin bobbed his head.
"My point is, you have matured and grown into this wonderful person and you don't let a horrific experience like that take over you!" He emphasized, reaching out to his brother and touching his hand.
Taehyung nodded, he was trying to absorb or rather digest what his hyung was telling him. Seokjin should know because he had his own experience with love, one that was beautiful and tragic.
"You are much wiser now!" He spoke while chewing, "and honestly, Yugyeom," Seokjin rolled his eyes, "not my cup of tea for you! Nope, never piqued my interest!" He smiled at his brother and spoke softly which was rare for him, "I think that everyone has +
their own share of shittyy experiences and you know, Jeongguk too might have his own horror stories." Taehyung nodded in agreement with a smile dancing on his lips, "well is this why you spent last night with Namjoon?"
Seokjin laughed as he put down the chopsticks on his plate, "My dearest Tete, Namjoon and I? Well, we are absolutely drama free. We get what we want and we obviously like each other, should we prolong the agony?" Seokjin asked frankly.
"Life is short Tete," he picked up the chopsticks and started eating again, "don't be like your hyung, okay?" He gave a smiled forlornly.
T/W Mention of Death That hit home. Seokjin's boyfriend from five years ago died from sudden arrhythmic death syndrome. Seokjin was going to propose a week later but his omega died from his sleep according from the autopsy results.
Taehyung reached out to his hyung and squeezed his hand, "I will try." "You are amazing Kim Taehyung! Always remember that!" Seokjin squeezed back. Their conversation got interrupted the moment Taehyung's phone buzzed with a text from Jeongguk.
-♠️- The ride to the construction site was much better this time. Even if there was thick sexual palpable tension in the air, it was comfortable compared to the past 24 hours.
Jeongguk adjusted the air conditioning as he quickly took a look at Taehyung who had his eyes closed with a peaceful look on his face. He slowed down at the stop light and faced the beauty beside him, admiring his features.
His eyes scanned Taehyung's resting face, it was so beautiful that he is his controlling himself from lunging toward him and capturing his lips. He wanted to taste those lips since the night he first saw him.
"I can feel you staring at me, you know?" Taehyung spoke before he opened his eyes and looked intently at him. "What are you doing?" Jeongguk smiled at him before returning his focus to the road. "Just admiring you even with your eyes closed."
Taehyung let out a deep sigh, butterflies fluttering in his chest and his heart suddenly racing. He looked at him and unconciously batted his eyelashes, controlling the blush from creeping to his cheeks, "Jeongguk, you promised..."
"Wait, I promised to start with friendship, right? Admiration is a feeling based on observation right? What I am saying is but an unfiltered and unadulterated form of observation." Jeongguk smiled at him before he turned his head and transferred lanes.
Taehyung looked at Jeongguk, "okay fine! But let's do it my way," the corners of his mouth quirked up. "Tell me, Mr Jeon, tell me about yourself..." he asked coyly.
"Well for one I just recently moved back to Seoul. I spent time managing our business in Europe, mainly Switzerland, London, Paris, and Venice." Jeongguk exited the freeway and merged unto the ramp.
"We have some current construction in London and that's where I have spent time these three years," Jeongguk took a left turn. "Namjoon hyung was the one asked by our father to travel in my stead as I lay down some roots here."
"Oh wow, why so many offices?" Taehyung asked curiously. "Appa had a European investor friend before who advised him to buy properties in Europe when the market was still low and now they are prime real estate properties," Jeongguk answered as they approached the building.
"That's amazing!" Taehyung beamed at him, filled with awe and respect. "I have a boring life. Between traveling and dealing with the family business," Jeongguk quipped as he slowly pulled over.
"How about you? Tell me a little about you, whatever you are comfortable with," Jeongguk parked the vehicle, looked at the side mirror, and paralleled park.
Once parked, he turned his body towards Taehyung, one arm leaning on the backrest and the other one on the steering wheel. Taehyung's heart leaped, no one has paid attention to him like this. Typically, he found alphas talking his ear off, well that alpha meaning Yugyeom.
He looked at Jeongguk, searching his face for some lie, a tinge of deceit, a receipt of dishonesty but all he saw was nothing but sincerity so he smiled at him, "well, I like strawberries and non-spicy jjajangmyeon."
"Is that so?" Jeongguk's face lit up. "Yeah and I like to nibble and when I'm hungry, I eat a lot!" Taehyung added. "I like Jazz & basketball & video games. I am an overachiever, and quite a perfectionist at times. I am sometimes obsessive-compulsive but just the right amount!"
Jeongguk's face transformed in awe, never had he encountered an omega who was as honest and as candid as the one in front of him. One of Jeongguk's staff then knocked on his window. Jeongguk gave him a nod and turned to Taehyung once again.
"I guess we can continue this later?" Jeongguk looked at him, hoping he would say yes. "Yes, sure, we can if we finish early," Taehyung turned and looked at the construction site from outside his window, "I am hoping to go to more floors today."
"Hold on, stay there," Jeongguk got out of the car and jogged around it quickly & opened his door. "You didn't have to?" Taehyung got out of the car. "I want to," Jeongguk responded. They fell into step together, walking towards the building when Taehyung turned to Jeongguk.
"I want you to bring me to where you plan to put your two-bedroom and three-bedroom," Taehyung looked up. "And penthouse, maybe a couple units?" "Of course, please, lead the way!"
They reached the top floor and Taehyung went near the edge where he would be imagining where he would place the windows and closed his eyes to imagine the layout.
He was thinking of ocean views living room and bedroom. 🔞And his mind wandered again to the thought of Jeongguk bending him over with an entire view of the window, fcking him from behind. He shuddered in delight hoping Jeongguk wouldn't notice.
Jeongguk approached him, "so what are you thinking? "I was thinking what style you want, more glam or maybe boho or maybe industrial. Hmmm... depends on you really. Maybe we can have options. +
We could do a more high-end and more modern style or a more warehouse type style, big, dark, black, masculine, you know, for those who would be interested in that style." Taehyung babbled.
“Those are all brilliant options.” Jeongguk cocked an eyebrow with his voice slightly hinting at disbelief. “If you are sure that was what you were thinking.”
Taehyung scoffed with a slight exaggeration, "and what would I be thinking of?" "I don't know, you know, an alpha can hope." Jeongguk replied wistfully walking on the other side of the space.
Taehyung release his breath because for sure he was nervous as fck. It was too close. 'Shush Kim Taehyung, what is it with Jeongguk that thrills you the most?' But he made a mistake as he turned around and saw his muscular physique from the other end of the room.
🔞 How he would love to run and jump at him. Wrap his legs around the slender waist as his hands roam his body, his tattooed arms, and kiss those pink luscious lips, inhale his scent and just drown in him.
Taehyung subconsciously started biting his lower lip as he stared at the alpha who was across the room. But to Seokjin's point, life is short, should he or shouldn't he? That is the question of the century. Jeongguk darted at Taehyung and gave him a lopsided grin.
How adorable. 'Okay, Kim Taehyung, new strategy. You have to rethink, you have to regroup but for now be friendly, okay? Okay!' He smiled back. "Let's go to the two-bedroom and three-bedroom floors shall we?" Jeongguk said from across the room.
"Do you like the ones I made early this morning?" Taehyung asked as they got stepped outside of the elevator. "Yeah, although they were similar, it would be amazing to see a little contrast," Jeongguk nodded. Taehyung took his laptop from the bag swung on his shoulder.
He walked by the wall and plopped on the floor. Jeongguk's eyes widened in horror, "Taehyung, umm... the floor?" "I don't mind getting dirty," Taehyung looked up at him. He froze and crinkled his nose, that remark in itself is a sexual insinuation instead.
"Is that so?" Jeongguk smirked, looking at Taehyung who started designing away. “Well, you have to seize the moment when inspiration strikes because when it does, we have to go with it. I may add some more ideas that I could show you soon.” "I see," Jeongguk sat beside him.
Jeongguk sat beside him and put down the tablet he had in his hand, "I will answer some emails from Europe while you work. Ask me if you have any questions." "Of course," Taehyung acknowledged as he concentrated on designing.
He was humming, of course, he was like the music lover that he is. 🎶Mmm.. mmm.. mmm..🎶 (Girl from Ipanema) "Is that Bossanova you are humming?" Jeongguk asked. "Yeah," Taehyung was surprised, "you know the genre?" "Yeah. I have listened to it before when I visited Brazil."
"That's amazing!" Taehyung grinned but then he concentrated once again, "give me 15 mins, and I shall be done with a concept for you." Jeongguk tried to glance at the work he was zoning to and he saw hints of black and gray. Very interesting.
"I was thinking of a one-bedroom bachelor pad occupying a two-bedroom unit. But my fingers and imagination do not want to stop and this was for the floor dimensions you provided so, please, tell me what you think?" Taehyung frowned, uncertain of how Jeongguk will react.
"Very impressive, but if you allow me to be honest, I would rather bring this design to Europe than here in Busan." Jeongguk was very impressed with Taehyung but then his stomach betrayed him.
Taehyung chuckled, "your stomach must be launching a revolution right now." Jeongguk smiled at Taehyung's pleasantly amiable demeanor, "yeah, no point in concealing my hunger." "Okay," Taehyung started putting his laptop away, "where are we going for lunch?"
-♠️- "That was a very sumptuous meal!" Taehyung grinned at Jeongguk who was licking the back of his spoon. "I agree!" Jeongguk nodded. "It has good views too and I am full!" Taehyung took a deep breath inhaling the wonderful scent of the sea.
Jeongguk drove to Poongwonjang Marine City, an authentic Korean restaurant with seaside views. For some reason, it was not as crowded and they had good seats. Jeongguk looked at Taehyung who was extemely grateful for the super-friendly behavior of the alpha towards him.
“All right." Jeongguk nodded at the waiter, "I'd like to get some coffee. " He turned to Taehyung, "you?" "I am good, thank you." Taehyung just nodded and took the napkin from his lap and placed it on the table.
Jeongguj wiped his mouth and placed his napkin on the table as well. He started drumming a beat with his fingers before he faced Taehyung, "Okay, Taegyungssi, I have delayed this but I’d want to discuss some of the points before we sign the contract.”
"Wait, let me get my notes," Taehyung stated as he took a notebook and pen from his bag. An amused expression quirked up the side of Jeongguk's mouth as he studied Taehyun and praised him, “Impressive.”
“I am sorry. What is impressive?” Taehyung inquires. “Oh, You coming prepared with notes.” A satisfied smile showed on Jeongguk's face as he slowly chewed his lips. “Oh, I always come,” Taehyung responded, pausing. Jeongguk raises an eyebrow.
Taehyung mentally slapped himself, “prepared! I always come to these things prepared, you get what I mean yeah?” Jeongguk's gaze bore into him, and for sure, the alpha's thoughts went to where exactly Taehyung's thoughts traveled, "Ah, of course," Jeongguk smirked.
Taehyung looked at Jeongguk's smirk, so he smirked back while biting his lower lip. While Taehyung knew that this might be bordering on flirtation, didn't he just agree with Seokjin to live life a little?
Jeongguk leaned in, his head turning, making sure no one was listening, “I make sure the people I come with are blissful and satisfied," Jeongguk whispered. Taehyung's eyes flickered with amusement, "You must be very generous."
"Ah, I just want to make people happy, make the world a better place to live in," Jeongguk winked, "speaking of making people happy, what notes have you written regarding about the contract revisions?" His voice turned more formal, and Taehyung released his breath in relief.
Taehyung looked at him and smiled. They spent the next half hour discussing revisions and negotiations on all details, and it was great because they really tried to find a good compromise, a middle ground.
"This is great!" Taehyung states and then looks at number 19, "what is this?" "Oh, remember, we have some properties in Europe that I was hoping you could take care of after seeing what you drew earlier." Jeongguk responded.
"Oh," Taehyung frowned, and then when he saw the total amount of the contract, it totaled to $5M, including three properties — Busan, Seoul and London. "Are you kidding me?" He looked at Jeongguk and read number 21, "I have to be onsite during construction for your properties?"
"Yes, it's only fair that you handle it in person, right?" Jeongguk shrugged, as he called the waiter, "can I have some water please?" He turned to Taehyung, "do you want some dessert?" He shook his head as he tried to digest the contents of the contract.
He had to be with him essentially wherever he goes, Busan, Seoul, and London, wow. Taehyung tried to calm himself, this was too much for him to take in, "can I be honest with you?" "Of course, always." Jeongguk responded with reassurance.
"I didn't know there would be three projects! Are you sure you are going to hire me for three projects?" Taehyung looked at him incredulously. "Yes, that is why we are here, right?" Jeongguk asked as he finished drinking his coffee.
"Wait, wait, wait." Taehyung looked at the ceiling and pondered loudly, " Will videoconferencing work? Hmmm, but then if the general contractor needs me for something because there are screw-ups, then I have to be there. In truth, I do need to watch over the entire project."
"Why are you worried about the general contractor? That's not your job," Jeongguk asked curiously, trying his best to conceal his amusement. "No, but I like to be in charge and be there for questions." Taehyung responded honestly.
Epiphany crossed Jeongguk's face, "should I be the general contractor for all the projects then?" "Why?" "So you're there for me, always, like what you just said," He grinned. "Ah, very cute!" Taehyung wiggled the pen in his hand, chuckling. "You, sir, are a shameless flirt."
"I am glad you think I am cute," Jeongguk's grin became bigger. “I didn’t think I said that you were cute. What I said was that you wanting to be the general contractor was very cute.” Jeongguk eyed Taehyung, concealing his amusement, "Isn't it the same thing?"
Taehyung just rolled his eyes at him, "No!" An involuntary twitch cracked the edges of his mouth. He swiped at the last page of the contract and looked at Jeongguk, "I guess we discussed what we needed to discuss about the contract. Is there anything else you can think about?"
"Hmmm..." Jeongguk looked at him seriously. "You and Seokjin will be with us until tomorrow, right? We can discuss until tomorrow if you want any changes made, but there is something I want you to think about," Jeongguk quickly added. "What is it?" Taehyung asked.
The waiter brought the check on the table, which he immediately snatched. "Taehyung..." Jeongguk looked at him, "Give me the check." "Well, this isn't a date, so I will pay. Consider it a business expense," Taehyung gave his card to the waiter. "I won't fight with you then."
"So, on the topic of interests, tell me five things, or anything that comes in mind, you like," Taehyung volunteered. A smile creased Jeongguk's face, Taehyung wanted to be friends, "Sure. Ironman, chicken, Overwatch, boxing & a beautiful interior designer named Kim Taehyung."
Taehyung's heart rate kicked up a notch as he blushed, "Oh, okay." He had to accept Jeongguk's honesty. Besides, he was the one who asked for it. "How about you?" Jeongguk asked as the waiter handed back the card to Taehyung, "what's the last thing you watched in Netflix?"
"Easy," Taehyung beamed, "Masha and the Bear!" Interesting, Jeongguk thought. "Movie?" "I haven't watched a movie since John Wick 3," he answered candidly as they stood up.
"John Wick, huh?" Jeongguk got interested in his diverse interest, "why John Wick?" "Why not John Wick?" Taehyung rolled his eyes, "Jeongguk, he is uh-maaaa-zzzziiing. I have no words, although you have to think of the reason his anger which was..." he started babbling.
Jeongguk stared at Taehyung in utter amazement. He is so different from other people he got interested in. Not only is he charmingly beautiful, but Jeongguk takes him to be practical with a lot of common sense and a good head on his shoulders.
"Am I boring you?" Taehyung asked the moment they got to Jeongguk's parked SUV. "No," Jeongguk shook his head, "it's quite the opposite in fact." "Oh." Taehyung froze even when his body was moving.
Taehyung found this refreshing, being able to talk comfortably with another alpha. He never had this with Yugyeom or any of the other alphas he encountered. Typically, they are full of themselves but during the time he was with Yugyeom, he adored it in the sense that +
he thought Yugyeom knew what he was doing but now that he has a chance to take a look at it with a different perspective, a different light, he is slowly starting to accept that Jeongguk may be different, a good different.
-♠️- "That's not fair, Jeonggukie," Taehyung screamed at the television from the top of his lungs and then to the alpha. "We never agreed to play fair," Jeongguk responded, continuously pressing on multiple buttons of his PS5, his player spitting fire against Taehyung.
"Arrrrrgggghhh, Jeon Jeongguk!" Taehyung exclaimed, "I wanted that skin! Jeongguk, I didn't bring my PS5 just to lose from you," he pouted as he put down his PS5 Controller on his lap. Jeongguk was just watching Taehyung now, how he pursed his lips and quietly sulks.
How he wanted to kiss that pout away, but he had been enjoying this project, most especially with Taehyung around. His life had never been dull with him now, most especially since Taehyung is now a regular tenant of the guest house.
Jeongguk kind of relented temporarily in pursuing the omega as he wanted to respect the omega's final request before he placed his signature on the dotted line nine weeks ago.
The only revision that Taehyung requested was not to include Seoul and London just yet. Not that he was doubting his mad design skills, but Taehyung wanted to make sure that everything went seamlessly first with his first project before considering Seoul and London +
which were both bigger in size and would demand more time in planning and execution. It was definitely going to be a bigger commitment if he ever signs it. Jeongguk admired Taehyung even more, though, because he was very sincere and honest with his intentions.
Their weekdays and weeknights are always hectic but Jeongguk always make sure that once 4 pm hits on a Friday, they had to drop everything else, well, only except when there's an emergency.
Friday fun nights, that's Taehyung's official label for their outings. From noraebang to eating streetfoods, and bowling and basketball, and well frequent walks on the beach or sitting on the sand talking about their childhood or their movies, well even The Last of Us.
It had been definitely nine weeks of friendly fun. Friendly fun. How friendly is friendly? Because the truth is, Jeongguk wanted more, so much more. There were several nights when they would watch a movie together most especially during Saturdays.
For a couple of times, Taehyung fell asleep on his shoulder, and he just allowed it. Because that was the only time that he could inhale the omega's pheromones, a wonderful and delightful experience because he would just feel relaxed and at peace & nothing could compare to that.
Taehyung caught Jeongguk looking at him, & this time, he allowed himself to look back. He did not just allow Jeongguk to look at him. He also allowed his heart to just pound away. For him, it had been awesome. These nine weeks, most especially Jeongguk, had been very respectful.
There were times when Jeongguk would cook, and Taehyung would just stare and imagine how wonderful it would be to have him as his alpha.
Not only is Jeongguk a wonderful cook, he is a wonderful friend, an overall great companion and that's one of the reasons why he asked Jeongguk to revise the contract, just in case he changes his mind after the project.
But hold on a minute, should he wait for the project to finish? He had been contemplating for the past nine weeks as he tossed and turned on his bed, gazing at his night lamp, one that Jeongguk allowed him to borrow. "What's holding you back?" Hoseok asked him.
They just finished their mid-week video conferencing. "I wm not sure," Taehyung responded, frowning. Well, he was also confused. "Then make up your mind. Remember what your Jin hyung said, life is short, Taehyungah!"
Life is short. Yes, that reverberated in his mind as he looked at Jeongguk's lips with the game waiting for them both. Jeongguk swallowed and took a deep breath. He turned his head back to the game and selected custom mode for a 1x1 pvp battle.
Taehyung sat there motionless, wait, what just happened? Typically, the alpha would tease him, smirk, or say something funny, but this time, he did not. Strange. This was strange, so strange that Taehyung did not like this feeling at all.
At the back of his mind he was maybe playing hard to get and usually, Jeongguk would always make a come back with something sexual matching his banter but right now, Kim Taehyung was very surprised he did not.
"Are you ready?" Jeongguk grinned at him, "are you ready to face the wrath of Jeon Jeongguk and defeat you in Overwatch 2?" "Jeongguk, you lost to me twice," Taehyung responded airily, rolling his eyes at him.
Jeongguk squinted his eyes with amusement. "You give me a great idea enemy." Taehyung just looked at Jeongguk who was busy thinking of the stakes. "Can we think about it later?" Jeongguk responded, "after I win?" He added.
"How many rounds are we playing?" Taehyung asked as he pinched his nose and stretched his arms. "Best of 5?" Jeongguk quickly answered as the game made them choose their characters. Jeongguk chose Moira, (left) and Taehyung chose Mercy (right).
"Okay," Taehyung responded, and then he furrowed his eyebrows, and the words suddenly came out of his mouth before he could even stop, "How about winner's choice? Anything the winner wants." Jeongguk looked at Taehyung and handed his hand, "Deal, let's shake on it."
Taehyung's throat bobbed as he swallowed, regretting his decision. Jeongguk gave him a mischievous grin, "I like what you just offered," he shook Taehyung's hand and then returned his gaze to the tv, "Watch me win then Kim Taehyung."
And so it began, the battle of champions where Taehyung felt was the worst deal he'd offer in this lifetime. Live a little, Seokjin's voice echoed in his head, but he did, and he got hurt, so can he just continue with this lifestyle where no feelings would get hurt?
He looked at Jeongguk briefly, filled with passion and zest, but he's methodical and very logical as well. Enough with the daydream Kim Taehyung, he turned his attention back to the screen and saw that they were neck to neck with their scores.
He had to do something because Jeongguk was leading. He was torn because he wanted him to win, and he wanted to win too. He turned around and saw a quick solution, something that could make it a draw - no winners, they would be just at an impasse.
"Jeongguk, there's a mouse! There's a mouse!" Taehyung fake shrieked. Jeongguk immediately got distracted and turned to the direction where Taehyung was pointing that Taehyung wiggled his foot by the PS5 and pulled it out from the outlet. Taehyung smacked his forehead.
"Oh no, Jeongguk, I am sorry, I panicked." Taehyung tried his best to act afraid as he pointed towards the TV. Jeongguk squinted his eyes and turned his attention back to Taehyung, "There's no mouse! You used it to distract me!" He immediately put down the controller.
Taehyung scoffed, "Are you accusing me of cheating?" He challenged. "And what would you say if I do?" Jeongguk crouched and started crawling towards the omega. "I did not!" Taehyung started crawling backward, sucking both lips, concealing the amusement on his face. "Did too!"
"You did!" Jeongguk stated breathlessly as he trapped Taehyung at the end of the couch and the wall. His eyes roamed around Taehyung's beautiful face. Their faces were a few inches away, and Taehyung could not avoid it but gazed back, allowing himself to drown in his eyes.
"Jeongguk," Taehyung breathed out as Jeongguk touched his cheek. "I like you, Kim Taehyung," Jeongguk moved his face a little nearer, a few centimeters apart. "I know I promised, and I would not until you ask me."
They just stared at each other, enjoying the scent that both surrounded them. It was heady and blissful, and their hearts pounded. The butterflies in Taehyung's chest want to be free while the magnetic pull towards Jeongguk was at the point where it was already uncontrollable.
'Life is short, Kim Taehyung,' Taehyung's thoughts tried to convince him, 'it's just a kiss Taehyung, how would you even know if you are compatible if you won't allow just a kiss.' Jeongguk's face was hovering around Taehyung's face.
Jeongguk's breath touched Taehyung's face, sending shivers in his spine. Taehyung's eyes fluttered as he allowed himself to swim in that blissful feeling. "You are the most handsome person I have ever met, Kim Taehyung," he whispered in his ear, "you fascinate me so much."
"How do I fascinate you?" Taehyung whispered, trying to catch his breath as his eyes hovered over Jeongguk's eyes, his nose, then his lips.
"I can't wait to spend every time with you. You intrigue me. Your passion, your skill, your craft, your confidence, I like everything about you," Jeongguk rasped as his lips slightly touched Taehyung's earlobe, intensifying the electric buzz humming between them.
Jeongguk's face focused on Taehyung, "Please give me a chance, Taehyung, I am not perfect, far from it, but I can try every day with you," Jeongguk's lips touching moving nearer but still not touching Taehyung's.
"I don't want to make a mistake," Taehyung tried to pace his breathing, his lips enjoying the proximity of Jeongguk's lips, but at this point, he wanted more, so much more. "I don't want to because I don't want to get hurt." "Have I done anything to hurt you?" Jeongguk rasped.
Taehyung shook his head. He wanted to taste Jeongguk's lips. This sensual, maddening desire is something he could not avoid anymore. 'Are you ready to get hurt again, Taehyung?' He asked himself. But he could not resist Jeongguk's pheromones anymore.
"Kiss me," Taehyung bravely stated as he looked back into Jeongguk's gaze. "Are you sure?" Jeongguk asked huskily, his lips a couple of centimeters away now. Taehyung nodded as he closed the distance, finally kissing Jeongguk.
As funny as it sounds, the saying about kissing a lot of frogs to find a prince mau be true because for Taehyung, kissing Jeon Jeongguk was something else. Jeongguk's lips fit Taehyung's perfectly most especially when their tongues touched.
Their hands roamed each others' bodies, but Taehyung's goal was to keep him exactly where he wanted him, so his fingers traveled to his head and pulled him in more.
"Taehyung," Jeongguk rasped in between kisses, barely breaking away from their kiss long enough to whisper his name. "What is it?" Taehyung managed to answer back, running out of breath but still wanted to kiss more. "I love your mouth, I love your kisses," He panted.
His lips slowly slid from Taehyung's mouth as it moved to his cheeks and nipped at his earlobe. Then it started moving down his neck toward his collar bones, and Taehyung just closed his eyes and stifled a small moan, "nggggh."
"We should stop.” Taehyung grasped at his hair, tangling it against his fingers as his eyes fluttered. He didn't even mean what his lips sputtered because he wanted more of Jeongguk.
Jeongguk shook his head, “I disagree,” he said as his mouth moved back to his neck near his scent gland, and Taehyung rolled his eyes and whimpered. "We have to slow down, Jeongguk, let's slow down," Taehyung used everything to control his desires.
Jeongguk then kissed him again with tenderness as their kisses slowed down even if the alpha wanted more. Jeongguk broke the kiss and leaned against Taehyung's forehead after he kissed his nose. Taehyung showed a dreamy smile as he nuzzled his nose against Jeongguk.
Their breathing started slowing down, and their hearts still wanted more kisses, but that's good enough, for now. Jeongguk moved his head back and looked at Taehyung. "I think I just lost the game," Taehyung said as he bit his lower lip.
"No," Jeongguk shook his head, "not you. I did. I lost." He said as he sat beside Taehyung and turned his head towards him. "I think we both did," Taehyung took a deep breath and leaned his head on Jeongguk's shoulder, and a smile escaped Jeongguk's lips.
Taehyung became so sleepy as he was enveloped by the warm and soothing scents of the alpha. "Jeongguk, it's 2 am, and I'm sleepy," Taehyung softly spoke in his ear, hugging Jeongguk's arm. "Okay, I will bring you to the room, and tuck you in," Jeongguk smelled Taehyung's hair.
Taehyung's head, despite his sleepiness, was going at 120 km per hour. Should he ask Jeongguk to sleep beside him, or should he not? He already broke one rule, and technically, sleeping together does not mean that they are actually sleeping with each other.
Does this even make sense anymore? All he wanted was to sleep beside Jeongguk and succumb to that peaceful feeling that surrounded him. Is Jeongguk the one? But in this state, he could not allow logic because, well, he's just very sleepy, and he just wanted to sleep beside him.
"No, don't leave," Taehyung murmured as he slowly stood up, holding out his hand to the alpha. A smile tugged at Jeongguk's lips, "but I need to wash my face and brush my teeth." He stated as casually as he could.
"I have extra," Taehyung started to pull Jeongguk with him as they walked to the bathroom. Taehyung sleepily rummaged through his toiletry bag and handed Jeongguk a brand new toothbrush.
He was not finished, though, because he handed Jeongguk a headband, "for you, so that you can wash your face properly." Jeongguk put the headband back to him, "I have a hair tie," he took it from his pocket, and even in Taehyung's sleepy state, he gulped. Why is Jeongguk so hot.
They brushed their teeth and washed their face, shoulder to shoulder, hip to hip, and Taehyung wondered, would it be this wonderful every day if he decides to take this leap of faith? They gazed at each other through the mirror, both in awe of each other.
But Taehyung could not take the fast beating of his heart, so he looked away first. "Do I overwhelm you?" Jeongguk asked softly as he pushed a lock of hair away from Taehyung's face. Taehyung nodded, "You do." Jeongguk turned around and leaned back on the sink.
He turned his head towards Taehyung, watching his graceful movement as he brushed his teeth. "Yooof aaannnurv me," he stated in between brushing his teeth. Jeongguk chuckled lightly, "I unnerve you, why? I am just a man?" "Waif," Taehyung spit and rinsed his mouth.
"You always send shivers to my spine when you look at me." Taehyung looked at him with tenderness, "my mind goes haywire whenever you are near me, my knees buckle when I see you from afar, and I get so afraid."
"You know what you do to me?" Jeongguk's eyes roamed all over his beautiful face. Taehyung shook his head. "My heart runs at 200 kilometers per hour every single time you walk towards me, I do not even know what to think or how to act because I don't want to disappoint you."
"Why don't you want to disappoint me?" Taehyung wiped his face and his neck with a towel. "Because I just don't want to. I want to he impress you, woo you, do everything for you, like I was born to do so," Jeongguk slowly carressed his face. "I see," Taehyung smiled a little.
Sleep started slowly creeping in. Maybe he had never felt so relaxed all of a sudden, maybe because he was able to express the thoughts, the emotions simmering inside. Taehyung yawned. And as contagious yawns are, Jeongguk yawned too. "Are you sure?"
Taehyung nodded, "Sleep beside me? Yes, I'm sure, I think." He grabbed Jeongguk's hand, "stop confusing me, let's just sleep." "Okay, this would change our dynamics, you know?" Jeongguk gave him a final warning. "Are you saying you don't want this?" Taehyung arched an eyebrow.
"I am just making sure that you are sure because you know I want you." Jeongguk spoke candidly, his honesty very refreshing.
"I know," Taehyung looked at him, "let's figure out our dynamics when we wake up. How about that?" Taehyung sat down on the bed, "I sleep on the right side of the bed. Are you okay with that?"
Jeongguk nodded, "Perfect, because I sleep on the left side of the bed." He sat on the other side of the bed. He took one pillow and handed it to Taehyung, "I only sleep with one."
Taehyung's eyes widened, "seriously?" His heart started racing again because pillows are one of his weaknesses, and what Jeongguk just did floored him. "Yes, and besides sleeping beside you is enough," Jeongguk grinned as he laid down on the bed.
Taehyung shyly laid down and faced Jeongguk, "Good night." Jeongguk smiled, "Wouldn't it be better if we cuddle?" Taehyung's heart started doing somersaults, 'why are you perfect, Jeon Jeongguk?' He just nodded and said, 'As long as your bicep won't complain." "It won't."
-♠️- Three weeks had passed, & Taehyung just finished with the first phase of their contract. He was back in Seoul because the contract states that once they built all the model units, he could visit the site every other week, & he agreed to that even if Jeongguk protested.
Jeon Jeongguk, how could Taehyung describe this man? This alpha? The gorgeous creature who admitted his feelings to him three weeks ago during their Overwatch match. Did they kiss again? Yes. Did they kiss a lot? Yes. Did they talk about their feelings again? Maybe.
There was a certain elephant in the room that Taehyung wanted to face yet because revealing more of his feelings meant that he was ready to share to Jeongguk about his failed relationship with Yugyeom and it would not be fair to Jeongguk or so he thinks.
🔞EXPLICIT THOUGHTS The vivid images of Jeongguk making love to him escalated most especially when he spent time alone during his morning showers. Because ever since that night, they started sleeping beside each other, and he loved it.
He could think of numerous ways they would fck. He could think of the ways he could eat Jeongguk, remembering that night when he touched his knees near his thighs, and for sure, he felt the thickness and the length of his c*ck.
He masturbted every single morning to the thought of their nightly kisses and how he would grip Jeongguk's shirt and feel the ripple of muscles underneath his body and he would moan and whimper just to the thought of Jeongguk putting his fingers inside him.
Taehyung knew he was in big trouble and he should come to peace with himself, with his thoughts about his past if he wanted to pursue a relationship with Jeongguk because from the five meter tall of a wall he put up, Jeongguk for sure was slowly making it crumble.
It's crumbling, and somehow, Taehyung was beset with a certain fear. What if he is the same? What if he gets hurt again? What if he leaves him? What if it doesn't work? But like what his hyung said, he would never know, and he must treat every experience as learning.
His stomach grumbled. He looked at the clock, and it was already 4 pm. on a Friday, and like what Jeongguk said, work should be done. So he stood up from his desk and went to Hoseok, "Are we eating out tonight?"
"I can't. I am sorry, Taehyungah. My family wanted to have dinner tonight," Hoseok stated apologetically, pursing his lips. "I get it, hyung. I wonder if Jimin has plans," Taehyung took his phone. "He has a date," Hoseok supplied for Taehyung.
"What? Are you abandoning me both on a Friday night?" Taehyung looked at Hoseok incredulously. "Taehyung, you were not here for three months. If we have known you were back, we could have canceled our plans," Hoseok took Taehyung's hands, "how about late lunch tomorrow?"
"That works," Taehyung stated in defeat. "I will go spend time alone then, looking for food, all by my lonesome self," he sighed exaggeratedly. Hoseok laughed, "it's nice to have you back, Taehyungah!" He exclaimed.
Taehyung drove aimlessly in Gangnam as he looked for a restaurant. It's not busy YET because more often than not people leave the office between 5 or 6 pm. Oh he wanted to try a restaurant from a long time ago, what was it? Min's Kitchen.
He took his phone and typed in the name of the restaurant. It's near Hermes and Dosan Park. It would be good to look for a coffee shop after this late lunch/early dinner besides eating alone was fun, he used to do it before, well before, Jeongguk.
He immediately found parking and walked towards the restaurant. It's nice to try something new minus the fear. He used to be afraid of it but right now, there's nothing wrong with living life a little.
He entered the restaurant and was seated immediately. He sat down and an alpha approached him. He didn't look like a waiter, more like a manager and he handed him the menu. "Thank you but I think I know what to order," Taehyung smiled putting the menu aside.
"Korean style beef steak with sticky chapssal rice and perilla leaves," Taehyung smiled, "and some tea, please." The man turned around and smiled at him, "We'll make it as fast as we can, you came at the perfect time."
Taehyung took his phone and started texting when a familiar scent hit is nose, sandalwood, vetiver and amber and he turned around and saw Jeongguk walking towards him. "What are you doing here?" He asked as Jeongguk leaned down and gave him a kiss on the cheek.
"My feet led me here today," Jeongguk responded, a smile dancing on his lips. "Mine, too," Taehyung responded. "Jeongguk." "Taehyung." They both muttered at the same time. "You first," Jeongguk offered. "Why are you here? In Seoul?" Taehyung asked.
The corners of his mouth turned up, "I was thinking of picking you up early for next week. It's your work week at Busan remember?" Jeongguk stated. "Oh, yeah," Taehyung's face lit up, "I almost forgot." Jeongguk pursed his lips, "it seems that you didn't miss me."
Taehyung's expression softened, "Jeongguk..." The man approached the table and place two cups of warm tea in front of them, "Jeon Jeongguk, why are you here in Seoul?" "Hyung!" Jeongguk stood up and hugged the man and turned to Taehyung, "Hyung meet Kim Taehyung."
Taehyung stood up and held out his hand as Jeongguk introduced them, "Kim Taehyung meet my best friend & the owner of this restaurant, Min Yoongi." Yoongi went to hug Taehyung instead, "Ah, you are the Kim Taehyung," he smirked at Jeongguk. "Hyung!" Jeongguk widened his eyes.
"It's the first time Jeongguk is introducing to me someone," Yoongi winked, "let me get you your food, it should be done." Taehyung looked at Jeongguk, "best friend?" "Yeah, wait, let me get our college pic," Jeongguk scrolled through his phone.
"You are cute," Taehyung looked at Jeongguk coyly. "Am I? Are you sure?" Jeongguk moved nearer Taehyung. "I missed you, you know?"
Taehyung smiled shyly, "I missed you too." He admitted as he tugged his sleeve. "So, are we leaving for Busan tomorrow?" Taehyung shook his head, "I can't."
Min Yoongi came out of the kitchen and placed a large platter of Taehyung's order. "This is too much!" Taehyung with wide eyes, exclaimed. Jeongguk looked at him, "we are sharing. Hyung knows how hungry I get," he winked at Taehyung.
"Knowing my best friend, he's hungry all the time," Yoongi cajoled while observing Jeongguk staring at Taehyung. He then put the teapot on the table, "You got it bad, huh, Jeongguk?"
Jeongguk peeled hus eyes away from Taehyung and gave his best friend a confused look, "What is it, hyung?" "I said, you got it bad for Taehyung," He chuckled. He looked at Taehyung, who started blushing, "I've never seen him this way, honestly. We've been for 10+ years, y'know?"
Taehyung nibbled at his lips, suddenly shy. He looked at Yoongi, then Jeongguk from under his lashes. Every encounter with Jeongguk just melts his resolve, 'maybe it is time, Kim Taehyung,' he told himself as he smiled to them both.
"Well, I am going to leave you, lovebirds. I hope you enjoy the food," Yoongi smiled at them both as he patted Jeongguk's shoulder. "Lovebirds, hmm," Jeongguk snatched a piece of meat from the platter, "Yum! Hyung never fails to amaze me," he started chewing happily.
Taehyung was keeping a watchful eye, observing the alpha. It amazes Taehyung how Jeongguk acts very naturally without reservation. He knows this for he had spend every single day with him for three months. Three months.
Taehyung loved it. It was definitely something refreshing. Jeongguk took a bowl and placed rice and Korean beef steak and handed it back to him. "Jeongguk..." Taehyung states softly, "you don't need to do that." His eyes shows, as he took the bowl from him.
"I want to and you can't stop me," Jeongguk smile taking the perilla leaves from one of the plates and peeled them, separating them carefully, "I always see my parents doing this and it made me believe since I was young that when you successfully peel them +
with the person that you like, then you are meant to be together," he successfully peeled the perilla leaves without tearing them apart.
Taehyung took a perilla leaf from the plate. "Thank you," he wrapped a piece of beef and placed some rice in the middle of the leaf then wrapped them and popped it in his mouth.
The corner of his mouth lifted as he chewed, "this is indeed yummy!" Jeongguk instinctively reached for the napkin and wiped the side of Taehyung's mouth which made Taehyung stop chewing and they just gazed at each other which made Taehyung's heart beat faster.
"I can't go with you tomorrow because I have to meet with my friends," Taehyung spoke as he took another perilla leaf, "I have not seen them from three months!" He wrapped the beef and the rice and offered it to Jeongguk, "your turn, open wide!"
Jeongguk opened his mouth as he stared at Taehyung, "the rice taste so good with everything else! Hyung keeps on getting better," he chewed happily once more. Taehyung kept on feeding him while Jeongguk kept munching happily.
Jeongguk's very happy and so was Taehyung. "I can do this all day you know?" Jeongguk's eyes twinkled, "be near you and make you smile all the time," he opened his mouth and Taehyung slowly put it in.
"Won't that be boring?" Taehyung asked as he put the last piece of meat on the last perilla leaf and fed it to him again. Jeongguk shook his head and finished chewing first before speaking, "Nah, I don't think so," He took the teapot and poured some tea for him and Taehyung.
"Why'd you think that?" Taehyung took the tea cup from him and paused mid way and looked at Jeongguk, waiting for him to respond. "I love spending each moment with you most especially these past three months," Jeongguk sipped on his tea.
Taehyung just smiled. It's true though. They always found things to talk about and things to do. They never ran out of anything to say because maybe, they just enjoyed each other's company very much. "What time should I pick you up on Sunday?" Jeongguk asked.
"Can I let you know? I will text you," Taehyung assured him, put down his tea cup and wiped his mouth. "Okay then," Jeongguk turned his head towards his best friend who has milkshakes in his hand.
"One banana milk shake for you," Yoongi turned to Taehyung, "Jeongguk told me that you love strawberries, so I made you one." Taehyung's eyes beamed in delight as Jeongguk placed the goblet in front of him. His eyes then darted to the owner, "Thank you!" He clapped his hands.
Yoongi placed a hand on Jeongguk's shoulder, "I spoiled this kid since uni and from what I saw earlier, you liked spoiling him too, sooo, you deserve a reward."
Taehyung grinned as he took a sip of the milk shake. His eyes sparkled with glee & exclaimed, "this is delicious, hyung! Thank you!" Jeongguk just watched Taehyung, the happiness from his eyes made him even more beautiful. He then looked at Yoongi who gave him a knowing look.
Jeongguk then gasped, remembering something, "Tae, do you have any single friends?" An epiphany forming in his head. Taehyung nodded, "I do actually, two of them," He looked at Yoongi, "I can introduce them to you next time."
Yoongi shook his head, "this kid," he chuckled. "Anyway, my staff will be returning from the break. I need to give them instruction for dinner menu and reservations."
He then approached Taehyung and leaned into his ears, "Take care of my best friend, will you? He deserves his happy ending." He then stepped back, "okay, back to work!" he stated as he turned and walk away.
Taehyung started to drink his milk shake while his mind wandered. He looked at Jeongguk thinking about what Yoongi just told him, 'he deserves his happy ending.' "Sooo, what are you doing after?" Jeongguk interrupted his thoughts
"I guess I need to pack my clothes and then, write an email so that I can assign work to the other designers," Taehyung replied as he inclined his head on one side, "it's your fault actually." "Why me?" Jeongguk scoffed in disbelief.
"I got into the habit of looking at the clock and when 4 pm arrived, I just automatically stood up, realizing it's Friday." Taehyung took a deep breath then released it quickly as he turned to Jeongguk, "and I haven't eaten my lunch yet," he added reluctantly.
"Hmmm..." Jeongguk took a sip of his banana milk shake then looked at Taehyung, "this is the reason why I highly suggest for you to be at Busan until the end of the project so that you would not miss lunch!" He responded thoughtfully.
Taehyung immediately avoided his gaze, feeling shy suddenly. He doesn't like the feeling of vulnerability because the last time he allowed himself was when he was with Yugyeom and he was not able to think smartly and logically.
Although he had to admit that he was slowly opening up to the idea of having Jeongguk in his life. 'Are you ready, Kim Taehyung?' This was the question that he kept asking himself since he returned to Seoul. Is he really ready?
Just looking at Jeongguk's sincere and warm doe eyes assures of him of a certainty he had never really experienced. "Is there any other reason why you want me to be in Busan with you other than me not missing lunch?"
A wistful smile broke through his lips, "Because I miss you in my arms, your scent, the warmth of your body next to mine, I miss staring into your eyes or looking at the moles on you face. I miss your lips and the kisses that it gives,"+
the smile grew wider now, reaching his eyes. "I miss staring at your sleeping face or even eating with you, cooking for you," Jeongguk started twirling the straw of his milkshake, "I have never felt alone until you left me so in short, I need you in my life."
Taehyung suddenly looked down as tears started glistening in his eyes. The way Jeongguk spoke was just simply filled with passion, it was exhilarating, blissful, reassuring.
"Look at me Taehyung!" Jeongguk scooted closer, "I know I already told you, I am not looking for a fling," Taehyung then slowly met Jeongguk's eyes with equal fervor, preparing his heart to be smitten and conditioning his mind that it's okay to feel again.
Jeongguk added as he cupped Taehyung's cheek, "I don't know what kind of pain you had to experience in order for you to detest all kind of relationships, but, I want you know that what I feel for you is true!" He started stroking his cheek with his thumb.
Taehyung searched Jeongguk's eyes once again. He listened to his each word he spoke, wanting to hear a tinge of insincerity but there was none, "Someday, I will tell you why, if you can wait for me to be ready I am hoping you will."
Taehyung saw Yoongi from the corner of his eyes, "Hyung, can I get the check?" Yoongi just laughed, "it's on the house, a treat to Jeongguk for finally introducing me to his special someone." Taehyung blushed, "but..."
Yoongi smiled, "no buts, just remember to bring your friends next time." Taehyung grinned as he stood up, "okay hyung, it's a promise." He reluctantly stepped forward and Yoongi pulled him for a hug, "I will see you again soon, okay?"
"Wait, wait, wait," Jeongguk tapped Yoongi's shoulder, "Stop hugging Taehyung, hyung!" He took Taehyung's hand. "Jeonggukie..." Taehyung stated as he squeezed the alpha's hand. A grin creased on Jeongguk's face and turned to Yoongi, "we'll get going, hyung! Thanks again!"
Taehyung had never seen Jeongguk smile like so this. They stepped out of the restaurant and Taehyung tugged at Jeongguk's sleeve, "Jeonggukie? Why are you smiling like that?" Jeongguk's smile grew wider, "I just loved what you call me!" his bunny teeth showing.
"Jeonggukie?" He nodded, "I love that you call me that!" Taehyung bit his lower lip again as they walked holding hands. It just seems so natural for him to call Jeongguk that and he could not resist it.
Maybe there is hope. Somehow, somewhere, his faith with Jeongguk is starting to grow. They reached his car and Taehyung turned to Jeongguk, "So, I will see you Sunday then?"
Jeongguk reached out a hand to brush a strand of hair away from Taehyung's face, "of course. Umm, Tae?" "Hmm?" "Can I kiss you?" Jeongguk asked as he cupped his cheek. Taehyung nodded, "of course," he replied moving closer to Jeongguk.
Jeongguk then closed the gap and kissed him lightly on the lips. Taehyung missed him, he was sure of it now but then he had stuff to do and in order to spend time with Jeongguk, he needs to finish the rest of his task. Jeongguk broke the kiss and they both sighed.
"I missed you!" They both said at the same time. Jeongguk chuckled, "hurry up and finish your work okay? And have fun with your friends okay?" "Okay," Taehyung responded breathlessly, "I will see you soon okay?" Jeongguk kissed him once again and said goodbye.
Jeongguk immediately fired up his laptop the moment he got home after visiting his parents. It was already 1 am and since he was not able to convince Taehyung to come with him, maybe, it's time to finalize his contract with Taehyung and their London construction.
His email notification popped up & when he saw the sender's name, his heart raced faster. Kim Taehyung. He automatically clicked on the email and grinned. from: kimtaehyung@kimdesignsinc to: jeonjeongguk@gcinvestementsco re: tasks
Jeongguk(ie), It was a great surprise seeing you today at Min's Kitchen. Having late lunch with you was definitely amazing. I forgot to ask you earlier how the construction went last week. I just thought of emailing you so that I won't forget about it.
I will see you on Sunday okay? I will text you. Sincerely, Taehyung Jeongguk's eyes and jaw as much as it would want to rest from smiling, he cannot just help but to smile even more. Taehyung emailed him when they just parted earlier and he called him Jeonggukie.
For sure, Kim Taehyung had definitely bewitched Jeongguk which is very true because Jeongguk was not able to stop thinking about him since he sat with him at the bar. Jeongguk re-read the email and saw that he just emailed him 15 minutes ago, was he still in the office?
Jeongguk then thought, with the way Taehyung kisses him back, it's impossible for him not to like him back. For sure Jeongguk knew that Taehyung wanted him as well. Jeongguk took a deep breath and typed back.
from: jeonjeongguk@gcinvestementsco to: kimtaehyung@kimdesignsinc re: tasks Tae, I do not know how my feet led me to Yoongi hyung's restaurant but I am glad it did. Maybe I have this psychic ability to know where you are because well, I miss you.
Thank you for reminding me to give you updates regarding the build. Everything went great except that I was not able to see your face like when you were there managing the model units.
What about you? Were you able to look at my initial proposal for London? Sincerely, Jeonggukie PS Why are you still in the office?
Jeongguk read the email over and over again, making sure that he was able to give him a bit of the information he is asking and not telling him everything too. Why? Because Jeongguk was hoping that Taehyung would have that itch to text him or maybe, call him.
Jeongguk sends the email and then he began to wait. Would he email back? It's already 1 am. And after a few more minutes, his email pinged. from: kimtaehyung@kimdesignsinc to: jeonjeongguk@gcinvestementsco re: tasks
Jeonggukie, No, I am here at home. I decided not to go to work and work remotely from home. And yes, I did take a look at your proposal. Can I get the exact address of your property, maybe, I can google the address and see what kind of neighborhood/surroundings?
But wait, why are you awake? It's freaking 1 am! Sincerely, Tae The moment Jeongguk finished reading the email, he was already grinning ear to ear. How can Kim Taehyung make his heart want to leap out of his chest?
from: jeonjeongguk@gcinvestementsco to: kimtaehyung@kimdesignsinc re: tasks Tae, I just got home from my parents and well, I know your in Seoul and I could not just stop thinking about you so I started to look over the London contract.
Why are you still awake? Sincerely, Jeonggukie He pressed send and after a few minutes, Taehyung responded back. from: kimtaehyung@kimdesignsinc to: jeonjeongguk@gcinvestementsco re: tasks Jeonggukie, Oh, how are they doing?
And why are you thinking about me? We are seeing each other on Sunday and will be spending the entire week in Busan while working on the project. I am not able to sleep, well, I am trying to figure something out, apparently, can't get something off my mind.
That is the reason why I am still awake. Sincerely, Taehyungie Jeongguk then remembered the first time they met at the bar, when Taehyung touched his thigh near his crotch, he started imagining wild things with him.
And when they started kissing and sleeping beside each other, Jeongguk's imagination was already out of control. 🔞 Jeongguk was already thinking of kissing Taehyung and nipping at his nipples. Marking him, scenting him.
He would have already screamed his name as they made beautiful love together but then again, Jeongguk felt that Taehyung was hesitating because of something and at this point, Jeongguk wants to know why.
For sure, his fears overwhelm him but also, Jeongguk is very aware that the moment they do it, there's no turning back most especially for him.
Jeongguk pressed send but then again, he is a very impatient person so he grabbed his phone and scrolled through his contacts and called Taehyung.
-♠️- Taehyung read Jeongguk's email and then all of a sudden, his phone started buzzing. What the? Why is he calling? He cannot just ignore his phone call because they have been emailing each other or maybe he can pretend he is asleep.
🔞But that felt wrong because in truth, he started getting his s*x toys from his drawer as that urge to mastrbate hit him. Taehyung swallowed. By now he is so much aware that he is definitely in trouble and that time he is asking for, well, he is hanging on by a thread.
"Hello, Jeonggukie?" He answered, trying to calm his pounding heart. "Well, since it's easier to talk than to type, I just thought why not call you right?" "Hmmm.." Taehyung just hummed. "So, Jeonggukie, what's up?"
Jeongguk chuckled on the phone, "we are both up if that's what you are talking about." "Ha!" Taehyung rolled his eyes and shook his head. "So how can I help you?" He took a deep breath and asked Jeongguk in his head, 'are you calling me because you want to be with me?'
"I cannot sleep anymore, and I ran out of coffee," Jeongguk responded as if rummaging his drawers in his house. "Why coffee? Jeonggukie, it's late!" Taehyung turned off his laptop and placed it inside the bag. "I don't think I am able to sleep," Jeongguk answered.
Taehyung then spoke without even thinking, "I received a coffee gift basket last month even if I don't drink them. Maybe you would enjoy it!" He then clasped his hand over his mouth, 'why can't you stop yourself from talking, Kim Taehyung?'
"Well, I mean, it's already 1 am, I was just saying..." "I will be there in fifteen, okay? I will see you then!" Jeongguk hung up the phone. Shitshitshitshit! Taehyung scratched his head. What the hell was he thinking?
Taehyung then plopped himself on his bed and felt the slick in his underwear. His pheromones started wafting and he knew he is in big trouble.
a/n to be deleted hi, so, what do you think? bec of this update, I want to be inquisitive & know what you think will happen? 🙈🙈🙈 i request you not to be a silent reader this time only (thanks in advance) i'll try to write more tomorrow - cross my fingers. love y'all, SW
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