"...This causes the proteins to pump protons out the membrane―"
Jeongguk felt so happy when the timer on his professor's desk rang.
It signaled the end for his two-hour lecture class (why did he sign up for this course, anyways?).
It also meant that the campus was starting to serve lunch.
And lunch meant friends.
"Okay, class! We'll continue this lecture on thursday. Remember that you have a test next week." That was all it took before Jeongguk picked up his belongings and zoomed out the room.
It would've been too much work to go to his car, drop his things up, and come back inside to go to lunch; Jeongguk reasoned with himself.
Thus, he decided that he would take his bag to lunch. It wasn't even that heavy, and his arms could always use a little more exercise.
The first person that Jeongguk saw that he knew was Yoongi.
He rapidly waved at the older all the way from the entrance to the circle table that they sat at together.
Yoongi grinned at the other and pat the empty seat next to him.
"Hey kid, where's taehyung?" Jeongguk looked at the other with a confused expression. "Why are you asking me? Isn't he here?"
Yoongi sighed. "No, I went to his class to go―"
Jeongguk didn't even need to glance back to know who it was. "Found him."
Yoongi snorted. "No shit."
Taehyung slid in the table across from Yoongi, who immediately flopped his whole upper body across the table, fingers trying to reach Taehyung.
Taehyung linked their hands together, yoongi now looking up.
Jeongguk was about to groan at how disgusting they were, and Yoongi was about to complain about the nickname, but once again, they were interrupted. "Ah! Yoongi! Jeongguk!"
"Where's the 'hyung' in that?
"We're right here Taehyung."
Taehyung just grinned. "You guys won't believe who I found."
Jeongguk looked at him with fear. "What?―"
"Tae, I swear if you think that you've found―"
"nO. NO. Don't remind me of that! I was a teenager, okay!"
"Oh!" Taehyung got up, detaching himself from Yoongi as he did so. "Jiminnie! Over here!"
Jeongguk choked on air. Wait. wAIT. WAIT A MINUTE. 'Jiminnie'? As in Jimin? Like, the Park Jimin? As in―
"Park Jimin from high school? That one good-looking 'senpai pls notice me', Park Jimin? The one that girls swooned over?" Yoongi asked Taehyung, seeming to have the same thoughts as Jeongguk.
Said Jimin laughed, deciding to sit right between Taehyung and Jeongguk. Yoongi turned himself slightly to face Jimin. "But you are that Jimin, right?"
"Ohmygosh, did people really think of me like that? I wasn't even that popular."
Jeongguk was ready to fite this boi.
"Yoongi! Don't be so rude!"
Jimin waved Taehyung's comment away. "Nah, it's fine. Makes me feel at home."
Jimin turned back to Yoongi. "Yeah, I'm that Jimin ("I guess?"). Are you that Yoongi? The badass with the good grades?"
Jeongguk snorted and Taehyung started laughing. (Later, he would betray his― "I THOUGHT WE WERE FRIENDS JIMINNIE!", with a "Tae told me about you.")
Yoongi was unfazed before Jeongguk opened his mouth. "He still is."
"Yah! Who's the hyung here!"
"So, Jimin-ssi. How'd you meet our annoying Taehyung?" Jeongguk questioned, choosing to ignore Yoongi's harmless threats.
"Well.. how old are you?"
"He's 17, two years younger." Taehyung filled in for him. Jimin smiled at Jeongguk. "You can call me 'hyung', then!"
"He most likely won't." Yoongi implied.
"Me and Jiminnie met in psych."
"Yeah! We're paired up as partners as the rest of the year!"
Yoongi quietly leaned over to whisper in Jeongguk's ear. "Is it just me, or are you cringing from their happiness?"
Jeongguk leaned to whisper back. "I sincerely agree, it's not just you. It feels like we got another sunshine..."
"Oh god, nooo. We already have two. Please, spare us!"
They started at each other for a while before Jeongguk stood up and stepped over the bench. "C'mon, hyung. I'm hungry. Let's go grab some food."
Yoongi looked at him weirdly. "I thought you already ate?"
Jeongguk sighed. "Hyung. You literally saw me come in."
"Okayy, whatever. Let's go."
Yoongi got up and climbed over the bench to Jeongguk.
They started walking to the food area to pick out their lunch, Yoongi throwing a , "Tae, we're getting food without you!", over his shoulders.
"nO! WAIT I'M COMING!" Taehyung dashes over to yoonkook, holding Jimin by the wrist. They all stand there awkwardly before Yoongi starts talking. "Hey, Jimin. What do you major i―"
"Oh my gosh! Have you heard about the new season of 'Haikyuu!'?"
"Stop ignoring m―"
"You always never let me finis―"
"This is getting chaotic, if we all could just shu―"
"Why does everyone interrupt me?"
"Oh my god."
Jimin turns to Jeongguk, his last resort. "Hey there! Jeonggukkie, right?"
thanks to @molyjikook for reminding me 'bout this chapter
lmao sorry for the procrastination and short chapter,, i have to go back to school for two days for exams so after that ill make sure to update regularly!! thank you so much if you're still reading :')
also do you 'jungkook' or 'jeongguk'? both look right to me tbh