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Fireworks sound as Yoongi's bunch of friends count down the final seconds of the year. The bleach blond boy joins in for the final five and they all cheer loudly as more fireworks light up the cloudless night sky in the distance. The fire in the half barrel in front of Yoongi gives everything an orange glow in the dark night.

From Hoseok's back yard they can't see many fireworks from the city, but it is more than any of the others places, even those who live closer to the city. Said host pats Yoongi on the shoulder with a big smile as he leans over the sitting elder. "Happy new year Yoongs!" His breath fogging up in front of him from the cold and the beer bottle in his hand is nearly empty.

"Happy new year." Yoongi returns clunking his completely empty bottle against the others before Hoseok stumbles away to where Namjoon and Jungkook are chatting on the other side of the fire. Soon Jimin is there, pulling the empty bottle in his hand away and replacing it with another full beer bottle. The younger has become the dedicated drink fairy, as he does whenever he's got alcohol in his system. Jimin nearly trips over the empty lawn chair next to Yoongi as he hands the elder the new drink.

"Can't have you without a drink now can we?" Jimin slurs slightly and pulls his jacket around him more with a grin. Yoongi just shakes his head fondly at the other.

"Of course not." He agrees to appease the younger.

"I have an idea!" Shouts Taehyung from across the yard. He's coming down the two steps off Hoseok's back portch which has the only light other than the fire and inside. Everyones attention is on Taehyung as he and Jimin drunkenly gravitate towards each other and almost fall over. Yoongi kind of wishes they would actually fall on the cold grass.

"What's the idea Taetae?" Jimin asks through bouts of drunken, happy giggles when the younger hugs him to stop them both falling.

Taehyung grins like the sun. "We should all kiss Seokjin hyung for New Years!" He announces, Jimin's own smile falters slightly. Yoongi's eyes look past Taehyung and Jimin to where Seokjin is standing on the step of the portch with a drink on one had and his phone in the other typing out what Yoongi assumes to be quick happy new year texts to his family. Seokjin is sweet like that.

The oldest looks up with wide eyes at Taehyung's words. "Why me?" He asks with a tilt of his head, putting his phone in his back pocket. Seokjin is definitely the most sober of the group, Yoongi doesn't even know where his phone is. Probably with Jungkook, the kid was taking ugly selfies earlier and Yoongi swears it wasn't his own phone he was doing it on.

Taehyung tsks like it's the most obvious thing in the world. "You're bi yeah?" He states more than asks. Seokjin nods with a slightly unsure look on his face anyway.

Yes, Seokjin is the openly bi one in their group of friends. He told them all about a year out of high school when he started dating a guy. Yoongi had only ever seen Seokjin be lovey dovey with his girlfriend from high school. They never got to meet Seokjin's last boyfriend. It's not that Seokjin was hiding being bi from them. Just that no one questioned him when he had a girlfriend in high school until suddenly he's talking to them about his new boyfriend and he just said: "Yeah, I'm bi. I thought you guys knew already?" Well... They broke up a while ago and now Seokjin is single again.

"Since you're bi we should all kiss you!" Taehyung repeats. "I've always actually been curious about kissing a guy." He admits drunkenly, moving out of Jimin's embrace.

Yoongi sees Jimin mutter something under his breath but let's it slide. Jimin will tell them his own secret when he feels safe to.

Seokjin purses his lips and frowns for a moment. "It doesn't quite work that way." Yoongi hears him say. "Being bi doesn't mean I will kiss everybody."

Taehyung waves him off. "Come on Hyung! It's all for curiosity sake!" Taehyung says as he stumbles over, Jimin hot on his heels with his fingers clenched in the back of his best friends jacket.

Seokjin smiles in defeat. "Sure, why not." He shrugs. "I like kisses anyway." He admits, taking a sip of his drink.

Yoongi watches as Taehyung grabs onto Seokjin's broad shoulders, pulling on the fabric of his dark blue sweater and making the elders collarbones show. He had a scarf, but it's now on Jungkook since the younger forgot his own and Seokjin is too nice. Taehyung leans forward and puckers his lips, Seokjin closes his eyes and lets the younger kiss him. It's only a two second peck but it gives Yoongi a weird feeling. He isn't quite sure how to feel seeing two of his most attractive friends kiss.

"My turn!" Jimin practically pounces onto Seokjin's plump lips and easily tilts his head up into the older. Despite Jimin being drunker than Taehyung the kiss seems to flow more naturally from Jimin, there's more certainty in the orange haired boy.

Next Namjoon and Jungkook are approaching the eldest and Hoseok starts pulling Yoongi from his chair. "Come one Yoongi! You gotta kiss Seokjinnie hyung too!" He smiles brightly and Yoongi is yanked from where he's been most of the night, beer bottle left on the grass next to his chair.

Namjoon gives Seokjin a quick peck before standing back. Taehyung makes a comment about not telling Namjoon's girlfriend as Jungkook shyly approaches the smiling Seokjin. Yoongi hears Namjoon laugh and say that she'd just be jealous she isn't here to watch. Jungkook, the cute kid, scrunches his eyes and lets Seokjin make the move to give him a quick peck.

Hoseok practically throws himself onto Seokjin. Wrapping his arms around the elders neck and bumping their noses together as he ungracefully mashes their lips together.

Seokjin just laughs after as he takes another drink from the bottle still in his hand and licks his lips. Yoongi's eyes follow the motion.

He's next.

Yoongi's not sure how to feel, standing in the cold on the step of his best friends portch looking up at the very pretty friend on the step above with big eyes and plump lips. It seems Seokjin can tell he's not sure what to do because the elder lifts one hand to Yoongi's cheek and tilts his head down and to the side. Yoongi quickly licks his own lips in anticipation as Seokjin comes closer. Yoongi's never had to tilt his head up to kiss someone before but he feels he doesn't mind right now. Felling his friends gazes Yoongi closes his eyes and feels the soft press of Seokjin's lips on his own.

The kiss lasts not even two seconds and Yoongi feels a bit dazed. He licks his lips again after, as Seokjin pulls away Yoongi opens his eyes, and vaguely notes that Seokjin tastes like the raspberry cruisers he's been drinking all night and that is in his hand.

Seokjin smiles before turning to Taehyung. "Happy Chappy?" He asks amused. Taehyung just nods enthusiastically before he and Jimin head back to the fire to toast marshmallows off the ends of some chopsticks that are taped together. One of Hoseok's grand ideas.

Yoongi retreats away from Seokjin quickly. He pulls up his scarf over his mouth and tries to will the flush in his cheeks away. Why did kissing his friend make him feel so hot?

After too many goey marshmallows and mindless chatter about new year resolutions (none of them have anything in particular really, though Jungkook announces he's going to go to the gym, as if he hasn't already been going regularly for the last two years.) Jimin stops topping up their drinks somewhere around two in the morning and they all head inside Hoseok's place after putting out the fire.

The living room is already set up with a double mattress on the floor and a pile of blankets and pillows, there's also a two seater and a three seater couch. Yoongi curls himself up on the two seater couch as Hoseok throws a pillow and blanket at him before heading to his room. The three youngest collapse on the mattress on the floor Jimin in the middle as they share two pillows and three blankets (one of which is just Jungkook's unzipped sleeping bag). Namjoon stretches out on the larger couch with the remaining pillow and his own fluffy blanket from his place.

None of them bother to get out of their current clothes, it's now closer to three in the morning than two and they're all pretty wasted.

Hoseok offered half his own queen sized bed to Seokjin who actually changes into pyjama pants and a plain long sleeved shirt, and retreats to Hoseok who's already passed out on top of the sheets of his bed.

Yoongi's eyelids are heavy and he falls asleep unintentionally thinking of plush lips and raspberry cruisers.

-

The sound and smell of eggs and bacon cooking wakes Yoongi in the morning. He wants nothing more than to roll over and go back to sleep but his throat is dry and he really needs to pee.
Yoongi pulls himself off the couch and be lines for Hoseok's bathroom. When he comes back out he finds Seokjin and Hoseok in the kitchen. The elder is at the stove with a frying pan cooking the bacon and eggs Yoongi smelt earlier. Hoseok on the other hand has his head in his hands, his hair wet as he sits at the kitchen bench with an oddly orange coloured drink and some painkillers in front of him.

"Morning." Seokjin chimes happily as he turns around to place the cooked food on an empty plate, next to another Yoongi hadn't noticed, filled with fresh toast, he too looks freshly showered.

"Morning." Yoongi tires to say back but it just sounds scratchy and deep. He needs that drink. Hoseok silently offers his own drink to Yoongi who takes a sip. He realises then that it's Berocca, Seokjin probably gave it to Hoseok, he says it's really good for hangovers.

Yoongi practically downs the rest of the odd tasting drink and glances to the living room. The remaining four are all asleep, Namjoon has his head tilted back and a pair of socks in his mouth, Yoongi assumes this means he snored too much last night and woke someone up. Jungkook is no longer on the mattress but in actually face down on the floor wedged between the mattress and the three seater couch, which is odd considering he was parallel to Yoongi's couch when they all crashed last night. Jimin and Taehyung are snuggled rather close in the middle of the mattress. Jimin has his face tucked under the others chin and Taehyung has a leg and arm wrapped around his best friend.

"You can use the shower if you like." Hoseok mumbles, he's always had the worst hangovers of them all. Seokjin is putting another Berocca in a glass of water before cooking more bacon.

"Thanks," Yoongi says before grabbing his bag from Hoseok's room and heading back to the bathroom.

When he emerges the rest of the group are awake. Namjoon and Jungkook are eagerly shoving breakfast in their mouths while Jimin and Taehyung are trading painkillers. Hoseok is actually helping Seokjin finish up the last of the food now.

A plate gets shoved in Yoongi's direction as he approaches. "Here's yours Yoongichi." Seokjin says with a smile. Yoongi can't help but stare, how can he be so happy at nine in the morning on New Year's Day? Seokjin never gets hangovers, he doesn't drink enough to. He must be staring at his friend for too long because now Namjoon and Jungkook are giving him a look from the other side of the bench, Yoongi quickly takes the plate and joins Jimin and Taehyung at the other table.

The rest of the group have showers and they all spend most of the day at Hoseok's helping to clean up and eat all his food before heading off one by one. Jungkook is first to leave, his mum picking him up five on the dot, Jimin and Taehyung get an Uber to Jimin's place and Namjoon's girlfriend picks him up on the way back from her own New Years party around seven. Seokjin offers Yoongi a ride home and the two leave together, Seokjin saying he'll get Hoseok some more food at some point.

Yoongi's place is not too far from Hoseok's but Seokjin's is much closer to the city than the rest of them. The blond can't help but glance at the elder every now and then as he drives. Yoongi can't get the taste of raspberry off his lips and he feels a little unnerved by it.

Seokjin gives him a wave as Yoongi silently gets out of the car, there's no need for words between them, they'll see each other again soon.

The front door is unlocked as Yoongi pushes inside, his mother is cleaning something in the living room as he passes by with a belated 'happy new year' on his way to his room to sleep.

-

It's the second week of the year when Yoongi gets a text from Seokjin asking if he wants to have lunch at the Korean BBQ place between their work buildings.

Both Yoongi and Seokjin work in the city, Seokjin started a uni degree after high school but quickly realised it wasn't what he wanted to do and dropped out at the end of his first year. After that he'd managed to get a year traineeship with the government and was now employed ongoing with them and had been the past four years after that. Yoongi had done a three year course in music production and now worked with a music company, first as a graduate and now on a two year contract that is hopefully going to be extended. With the way his boss had complimented his last project Yoongi is sure it will be.

Yoongi doesn't think twice as he types a quick affirmative to Seokjin agreeing on the time. He glances at the time in his computer, it's only ten in the morning, of course Seokjin is thinking about lunch only an hour into starting his work day.

Yoongi doesn't mean to, but his brain, probably from thinking about Seokjin eating, replays New Years and he swears he can suddenly taste raspberry on his lips. The two haven't seen each other since and honestly Yoongi just threw himself into work to try not to dwell on the fact that, yes, he's still thinking about Seokjin's lips.

Yoongi's thoughts only get more intense when he meets Seokjin for lunch.

Seokjin is already at a table when Yoongi gets there. He pulls off his jacket and slings it over the back of the chair on the other side of the table before sitting down. "Hi Hyung." He says as he pulls off his scarf too.

"Hey Yoongi." Seokjin smiles at him. "I've already ordered for us." He states as a waiter comes over to turn on the hot plate in front of them and give them their side dishes.

"That's cool," Yoongi sniffs, nose runny from the outside cold. "You know what I like."

Seokjin beams and Yoongi takes note of his burgundy sweater pulled over a white collared shirt, his own jacket and scarf over his chair. He can't help but think about how good Seokjin looks, even with his, slightly wind blown, brown hair sticking up in places. Yoongi's eyes fall to Seokjin's lips before he even realises as the older starts chattering about work and how a colleague doesn't understand how long it takes to get certain documents through approval procedures.

The meat comes out quickly and the two of them cook it together. Seokjin isn't even completely silent when he eats, he makes small appreciative noises that only Yoongi can hear as he eats enough for two people.

Yoongi vaguely retells how his past couple of weeks have been while Seokjin has his mouth full. It's nice to relax and unwind. The two of them meet for lunch often, they work only about twenty minutes away from each other and it's a nice way to unload some work stress.

"This iced tea is nice, you should try some." Seokjin says and Yoongi can see the bottom of the glass being offered to him. The younger looks up to take the offered drink and immediately freezes.

Seokjin's lips are slightly parted and cherry red from the spice of their meal and Yoongi's brain just short circuits. He gets a sudden overwhelming urge to kiss the man in front of him.

Wait, what?

Yoongi has never had the urge to kiss his friend before. He's never even thought about it until Taehyung's silly New Years suggestion. But suddenly after kissing Seokjin for not even two seconds while more than a bit tipsy he suddenly wants nothing more than to do it again?

"Yoongichi?" Seokjin says, a slightly concerned look on his face as he gently waves the glass in Yoongi's face again. The other snaps his eyes away from Seokjin's lips and takes the glass.

It's raspberry iced tea.

"You okay?" Seokjin asks as Yoongi shakily hands the drink back after taking a tentative sip.

Yoongi panics internally for a second before turning his attention back to the meat on the hot plate. His face feels extremely hot and in his head he tries to blame the food. "Yeah, I'm fine." He answers. "Dad's asking me about moving out again." He tries to mention casually.

Seokjin frowns as he brings his chopsticks with a lot of meat to his lips. "Just because you still live at home doesn't change how successful you are." He affirms before shoving the food into his mouth. This is not a new conversation for them.

Yoongi just sighs as he pokes some meat on the hot plate with his own chopsticks. "The worst part is he's not even saying it directly, it's all side comments about how: 'at your age your mum and I were engaged and in our own place.'"

"So?" Seokjin says suddenly and Yoongi looks at him confused as he eats more. "One, there's two of them! Your parents had two incomes to live off!" The elder holds up his slightly crooked fingers as he counts. "Two, he didn't go to uni for three years to get a job doing what he enjoys and has passion for. And three, you're still young! So what if you're not engaged yet alone have a girlfriend." Seokjin angrily shoves more food in his mouth.

"He hasn't done it for a while but I think it has something to do with Hoseok now having his own place." Yoongi shrugs, taking a drink of the iced water the restaurant supplies.

"Hoseok has been working since he left high school. That's like. Four years. And, it's his parents investment property that he's just renting until he has enough to buy his own!" Seokjin defends.

"Because his sister and her girlfriend just bought their own place and moved out of it." Yoongi adds and Seokjin hums in agreement. "What about you though?"

Seokjin looks almost offended and Yoongi can't help but think the elder is quite cute. "Mines only a rental." Seokjin says. "I'm renting to be close to work while I'm still saving to buy. I'm only half way there and I've been working longer than you." He frowns at Yoongi. "You shouldn't compare yourself to others."

Yoongi shrugs as he finishes the last of the side dishes. "Can't help it." Yoongi has been saving, but places near where he works are expensive.

Seokjin just frowns disappointedly, it's almost amusing how he gets more defensive than Yoongi during these conversations. Seokjin's situation was different than the rest of their friends, he lived with an auntie in high school and had a part time job because his parents live in another city and sent him off to get a better education and better job than he could where he was. Seokjin's auntie wasn't the nicest of people, she was very self obsessed and made Seokjin do all of the cooking, cleaning, laundry and pay for gosseries on top of a ridiculous board. He's saving more renting than he did living with her.

"You could always come live with me?" Seokjin mumbles.

Yoongi's head shoots up, eyes landing directly on Seokjin mouth before moving to his eyes that are diverted to his drink. "What?" The blond asks in disbelief.

Seokjin fidgets in his seat for a few second before letting out a sigh and turning to look Yoongi straight in the eye. "If your dad's becoming that bad then move in with me." He says strongly. "I'm sure you're earning enough to split bills with me and still save? Then you've moved out, live closer to work and can still save because living together would be cheaper than separately." Seokjin finishes the last of the food and lets Yoongi think.

Yoongi is more shocked than anything. Live with Seokjin? They'd probably work well together he can't deny it. But he still wasn't sure, his stomach has been getting an odd feeling every time he thinks of Seokjin lately and it's these feelings that are stopping him from just saying yes.

"If you're serious." Yoongi starts slowly and Seokjin nods strongly. "Then I'll think about it." He says.

Seokjin seems happy with that answer and he smiles. "If you don't want to that's cool, but the offer's there."

Their lunch break is now over and the two need to head back to work but not before Yoongi fixes Seokjin's hair despite the heat in his cheeks as he does so.

-

A couple weeks into February Yoongi gets a message from the group chat that isn't just Jimin and Taehyung spamming selfies of their uni adventures. Namjoon suggests they meet up for coffee in the city since most of them are in or nearby for work and uni.

Yoongi hasn't seen anyone but Seokjin and Hoseok over the past month and a half since New Years.

Yoongi is the second last to arrive at the cafe that Namjoon has picked as their meeting point. Hoseok waves him over to their booth and shoves a coffee cup into his hand. "Seokjin Hyung ordered yours." Hoseok winks. Yoongi would be suspicious of the gesture if it wasn't completely normal coming from his best friend. Yoongi feels the, moths he's decided to call them, start up in his stomach from the gesture and offers Seokjin a small smile from across the table.

Taehyung and Jimin are wedged together in the middle of the booth chatting animatedly about their third year uni adventures as if they hadn't been spamming the chat not even an hour ago. Yoongi doesn't fail to notice the stars in Jimin's eyes as he giggles over a story from class Taehyung has probably already told him.

Jungkook turns up five minutes later and Namjoon goes to order the youngest's drink.

"How's uni treating you Kookie?" Seokjin asks as Jungkook throws his heavy bag under the table and all but throws his sketchbook down in front of him.

"So much more work than high school!" The black haired boy thumps his head down on his book and Seokjin pets his head.

"It will get better trust me." Jimin pipes from Seokjin's other side.

"It surely can't be worse than what ever Namjoon hyung is doing." Taehyung agrees.

"Hey!" Namjoon returns and places Jungkook's iced drink next to his head. "It's not that bad."

"You only say that because you're smart." Hoseok says. "I've seen your essays."

Namjoon is studying advanced psychology. He's in his fourth year of study and soon to move to his masters.

"I don't have to write essays yet." Jungkook lifts his head to sip at his drink. "Just draw a million and one leaves." He says exhaustedly.

"It will get better." Yoongi agrees sipping his own drink. It's nice to just hang out with his friends, until he and Seokjin need to return to work. Taehyung and Jimin seem to have classes at the same time despite bing in their final year of different courses while Jungkook has a couple hours to spare until his next lecture. Namjoon has already finished for the day and is meeting his girlfriend for lunch and Hoseok has the day off.

Seokjin and Yoongi walk together until they need to head in opposite directions. Yoongi feels a little nervous. It's been a month and he still hasn't said anything on Seokjin's offer to move in with him. He's not even sure if Seokjin remembers. But Yoongi does. He remembers ever word that passes Seokjin's pretty lips and it scares him. Yoongi was a hundred percent sure he was straight before New Years and now... he's not so sure. Maybe Seokjin's the exception? But that would mean admitting he's getting feelings for the other.

Seokjin smiles and adjusts the scarf around his neck as he says goodbye. Yoongi tries not to feel too disappointed as they part ways back to their respective jobs.

-

As the weather warms towards the end of February and spring starts, Yoongi finds himself drinking coffee on a park bench, Jimin next to him as they watch ducks waddle past them.

They've been silent for the past few minutes and Yoongi knows why Jimin invited him out.

"He won't hate you yknow." Yoongi tells him and takes a sip of his drink as duck chases another past them. It's cold enough to still wear scarves but they've forgone the big puffy winter jackets.

"I kissed him, Hyung." Jimin let's out a long sigh at the admission.

Yoongi isn't surprised by the information. He knows Jimin has feeling for his best friend and Jimin knows he knows. That's why it's the two of them sitting in the park duck watching.

"How did he react?" Yoongi asks and Jimin leans his head into the elders shoulder.

"I'm not even sure." The orange haired boy mumbles. "He thanked me... and then went to sleep."

"He thanked you?" Yoongi can't help the chuckle that escapes his lips.

Jimin lets out a whine and burrows his nose into the crook of Yoongi's neck. Yoongi lets him do it and pats the younger's back distractedly as more ducks waddle by in the opposite direction. "He hasn't mentioned it since but he's been weird. Like, I know Tae's a bit weird anyway but this is weird even for him."

Yoongi hums in understanding. "I think you should tell him. He probably doesn't understand what you meant when you kissed him." The blond says.

Jimin sighs heavily into Yoongi. "I should."

Yoongi continues to pat the others back and repeats. "He won't hate you."

There's a few moments of just duck noises before Jimin pulls away. Jimin has always gone too Yoongi for advice on problems. Despite the elders slightly prickly demeanour Jimin finds him a good person to confide in. Also, the most likely to not tell. "What about you?" Jimin suddenly asks.

Yoongi frowns. "What about me?"

"New year kisses can stick with people." Jimin says and Yoongi knows. He knows that Jimin has caught on. Hell, even Yoongi's mother had caught on that he was getting feelings for someone, and apparently has something to do with the raspberries he insists on having on the shopping list every week.

Yoongi can't justify the raspberries. But he wants them none the less.

"I can't explain it." He sighs in defeat. Might as well let out these bottled thoughts right? And to someone who understands. "Ever since, I've been feeling nervous around him. I get this feeling in my stomach-"

"Butterflies?" Jimin interrupts with a knowing look.

"Moths." Yoongi corrects, deadpan. "I can't stop thinking about or staring at his lips, it makes me want to do it again but longer and more." He takes a breath. "And I just... can't get enough of the taste of raspberries because that's what he tasted like and it's all so confusing." Yoongi feels a weight off his shoulders as Jimin smiles supportively.

"You like him." Jimin speaks the words Yoongi has been afraid to admit for the past three months.

"I like him." Yoongi admits out loud. "What do I do?"

Jimin smiles and uses Yoongi's own words against him. "You should tell him. He won't hate you." 

-

Seokjin invites the group to his place for dinner and a movie night that weekend. Yoongi brings some extra popcorn with him as per the hosts request he texted an hour ago. "Thanks heaps Yoongichi!" Seokjin says in relief as Yoongi walks in without knocking, holding the shopping bag filled with microwave, extra buttery, popcorn.

"No problem Jin." Yoongi replies before he notices someone else in the kitchen of Seokjin's apartment.

Jimin is sitting at the kitchen bench mindlessly scrolling through something on his phone. Seokjin's eyes follow Yoongi's gaze but remains silent as he returns to the kitchen to continue cooking dinner for everyone.

The blond sits next the the younger at the bench, content to watch Seokjin cook. "Where's Tae?" He says quiet enough that Seokjin can't hear above the sizzling of the frying pan on the stove.

Jimin doesn't look away from aimlessly scrolling through what Yoongi can now see is his photo library that has endless pictures of him and his best friend. "Said he'd come later." He says just as quietly. "He's been hanging out with a girl from his class." Jimin adds and Yoongi's mouth opens into an 'o' shape he's sure the other can see from the corner of his eye.

Yoongi doesn't say anything. He doesn't need too because Jimin understands when the older links his ankle around Jimin's under the bench. A sign of support.

Jungkook and Hoseok arrive together, followed soon after by Namjoon as the food is being platted up with help from Hoseok. Taehyung shows up just as they're all sitting at the table, not meant to seat seven boys, and frowns slightly at Yoongi and Jimin sitting so close, to the point they could eat from the same plate if they wanted. Taehyung sits with Jungkook.

Dinner isn't uncomfortable by any means and the seven of them catch up on lost time since their last get together. Jimin's been accepted into a graduate program through his course and is due to start in his new work place by mid-year. Jungkook is past drawing leaves and has moved to art reports and analysis. Yoongi mentions his new project and promises to send them all a Snapchat sample on Monday when he gets back to the studio.

Taehyung never talks about the girl Jimin mentioned. But everyone notices the two best friends lack of interaction.

Yoongi sits next to Seokjin on his soft three seater couch, before Jimin wedges himself between them to rest his head on Yoongi's shoulder and link arms with Seokjin. Hoseok sits on the other side of Seokjin, who moved over to make more room for Jimin, Namjoon has the small beanbag to himself in front of Hoseok while Taehyung and Jungkook share the bigger one slightly to the side. The first movie starts playing and three large bowls of popcorn are shared between them as it plays. 

Somewhere halfway through the third marvel movie Jungkook has insisted on Jimin goes to the toilet and Taehyung follows him down the hall. Without the person between them, Seokjin moves closer to whisper in Yoongi's ear "I hope they sort it out." He says, shuffling the now empty popcorn bowl in his lap.

"Me too." Yoongi replies, feeling his face get hot with how close they're sitting now.

Yoongi tries not to glance at Seokjin's lips as the movie continues and the other two haven't returned yet.

But he can't help it.

Taehyung and Jimin return as Jungkook is picking the next movie, Seokjin and Hoseok are making the remaining popcorn and Namjoon looks like he's about to fall asleep. Yoongi watches them from his spot on the couch, they're standing close together and he can see the faintest of a red mark on Jimin's skin peeking out from his collar. That and their lips look swollen as they take the big beanbag and snuggle together.

Seokjin and Hoseok return from the kitchen as Jungkook makes himself comfortable on the couch instead of his old spot on the beanbag. "Here." Hoseok says as he hands the two best friends their own bowl of popcorn.

"Thanks Hyung." Jimin smiles as he takes the bowl. Namjoon is actually asleep now, luckily not snoring yet and Seokjin sits close to Yoongi again, a bowl of popcorn between them.

"Tired yet?" Seokjin asks as Yoongi takes a hand full.

"A little." Yoongi admits, dragging his eyes from Seokjin's lips for the millionth time that night alone.

"I don't even know if I'll make it through this one." The elder admits as he shoves a whole hand full of popcorn in his mouth as Jungkook presses play movie. 

Seokjin does make it through the whole movie, but the two on the beanbag don't. Namjoon is dead to the world and Yoongi helps Seokjin lay a blanket over him and the two snuggled together. Hoseok fixes himself on the couch and Jungkook drags the spare single mattress from Seokjin's spare room, into the living and open dining room and puts it down behind the couch before he lies on it in his sleeping bag.

With everywhere taken Seokjin gestures for Yoongi to join him in his room down the hall.

Seokjin has a queen bed and Yoongi goes to the bathroom to change into a set of pyjama pants and T-shirt the taller hands him. When he gets back Seokjin is dressed for bed too. He turns on the lamp next to his bed and walks towards Yoongi.

The moths return and Yoongi feels his heart beat in his chest as Seokjin doesn't break eye contact. They're standing so close, chests almost touching and Yoongi has to tilt his head slitghy up to keep eye contact. Seokjin reaches behind Yoongi and the room turns dark as he flicks the switch by the door. Thanks to the lamp Yoongi can still see Seokjin. But it feels so much more intense than a few seconds ago.

Yoongi is first to break eye contact as his eyes dart to Seokjin's lips. He wants to kiss them again. The blonds eyes dart back to Seokjin's and he can tell he knows.

Seokjin says nothing as he tilts his head towards Yoongi, licks his lips and closes his eyes. He doesn't move. He lets Yoongi decide.

Yoongi's heart is now hammering in his chest, his hands get clammy as he can feel Seokjin's breath from his slightly parted lips on his own. Yoongi could pull away. He could not let this happen and keep everything the way it is. The way it was. But he doesn't want to.

Swallowing the lump in his throat and licking his lips, Yoongi closes his eyes and the distance between them.

Seokjin's lips are as soft as he remembers them. The older lets out a small sigh as they part for not even a second before Yoongi is pulling him back for more kisses. Seokjin doesn't taste like raspberry cruisers this time, and Yoongi feels light lightheaded as licks Seokjin's bottom lip and tastes the buttery popcorn they'd been eating. Seokjin nibbles on Yoongi's own bottom lip as they continue their slow open mouth kisses, occasionally licking lips.

Yoongi lets his hands grab Seokjin's shirt at his waist and pulls them flush as the taller puts one hand gently on Yoongi's lower back and the other finds the back of his neck.

Yoongi pokes his tongue out to lick at Seokjin's bottom lip again. It seems Seokjin has the same intention and both of them gasp as their tongues come into contact and meld together. The taller uses the hand on the back of Yoongi's neck to tilt his head more and deepen the kiss.

Yoongi's whole body tingles as Seokjin's tongue expertly moves and massages his own in a way that has him only wanting more. Eventually Seokjin pulls away and Yoongi almost whines at the loss. He opens his eyes and Seokjin is staring at him intently, there still pressed against each other. Seokjin rests his forehead on Yoongi's and the shorter gets the urge to say the words on the tip of his tongue.

I like you.

But he can't. He's not sure if he's ready to tell Seokjin yet. And Yoongi knows that Seokjin understands.

"Move in with me." Seokjin whispers between them.

Yoongi doesn't have to think twice this time before he answers. "Okay."