Jeongguk is weirdly frustrated about his current situation that he does the only he can do when he's stuck: he calls Taehyung. " Jeongguk demands, eyes narrowing at the mental image of Taehyung doing god-knows-what. Taehyung replies cheerfully, like that's not the most disgusting combination of food items Jeongguk's ever heard and like he's not at all bothered by Jeongguk's internal struggles. Instead he goes for the much more subtle, "is there something you need to tell me, Tae? ” he replies irritably, eliciting a chuckle from Taehyung. Jeongguk just has to pull a few strings and they can all put this incredibly unnecessary boyfriend thing behind them. “You still haven’t denied the fact that you’re hiding something from me. “I’m really not hiding anything, Guk-ah,” Taehyung insists, shifting back so he’s against the headboard and Jeongguk has to grasp the wood to keep from toppling all over him. Taehyung can never resist anyone who asks earnestly and says ‘please.’ “I—“ He looks torn for a moment and just when Jeongguk thinks he’s giving in, he—runs away. He still refuses to believe that Taehyung is dating someone (behind his back) but Jeongguk knows he’s hiding something from him.
By the fourth ring Jeongguk feels 120% more annoyed because (1) Kim Taehyung always answers his calls by the second ring and (2) is the world ending or something Taehyung's voice chirps excitedly and a little breathlessly from the other end, and Jeongguk feels his hackles rising up in an instant. There better be no strange men in his bedroom right now or he is going to have a long talk with Mr. " Jeongguk rolls his eyes because Taehyung says it like Jeongguk hasn't been coming over for dinner at the Kim residence since he was 12. “When have I ever let you watch that stupid show alone? Expect me in 15.” Jeongguk frowns at his phone for a long second after they hang up. Whatever he is, he's not going to be good for Taehyung and it's like Jeongguk's the only one who realizes it. Jeongguk has never been that big of a fan of zombies so he has no problem ignoring the latest episode of TWD in favor of observing Taehyung. Something big and probably important because Taehyung normally doesn’t make a fuss about anything.
This method might work sometimes but it limits your chances of creating a real connection.
Kim Taehyung’s just that weirdo kid who cuts holes into his sweaters, runs into doors on a daily basis and just happens to be in all of Jeongguk's classes since first grade. ” he denies a little too strongly for it to comfort Jeongguk. ” He’s been wondering if that was what this is about. “Staying home to watch movies with you sounds better than any party.” Jesus Christ. It’s just a phone,” Taehyung says, sounding mildly petulant.
So you select and unselect a few boxes and suddenly you have in front of you all the singles that have everything you want. If you’re serious about meeting someone on a dating website you should know immediately that the competition out there is very real.