- Chapter 23 -

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I was fuming in the backseat of Namjoon's car. Mona tried to ease my anger but was unable to so she decided to leave me alone the rest of the ride to Jungkook's house. I could see her worried expression in the rear view mirror. She wanted to just hug me like she always does whenever I'm upset but I wouldn't let her. I was pissed off at myself but mostly at Jungkook. I was mostly scared for Molly. Poor girl probably forced to do things with that nasty boy. When Namjoon pulled into Jungkook's driveway, I jumped out before he could even put the car on park.

"Hold on!" Namjoon shouted after me.  I ignored him and stormed over to the front door and then started hitting and kicking it as hard as I could.

"JUNGKOOK GET YOUR ASS OUT HERE!!" I screamed. His neighbors probably thought I was some type of lunatic. I felt a pair of arms wrap around my waist and pull me away from the door. I looked down and saw that it was Namjoon's.

"You're gonna get the police called on us!" He loudly whispered. "I have a spare key you know-"

It was already too late for that. The door swung open and there stood Jungkook, yawning in a black tee and some boxers. Does he always answer the door like this?

"I nearly hesitated opening the door..." He recoiled slightly.

If only Namjoon wasn't holding me back. I'd make you wish that you never opened the door.

"What did you do with Molly?!" I shouted.

He scratched the back of his head. "I took her home."

I didn't believe this bitch.

"Probably after fucking her! I'm going to literally murder you with my bare hands."

"Whoa! We didn't fuck! I swear to god we didn't!"

I sneered at him. "How am I supposed to believe you? Fucking girls is your job!"

"The only thing we did was exchange numbers. You were too high to take her home yourself so I did it for you." He smirked. Now wasn't the time. "You should be thanking me."

"Namjoon please let me go~"

"He could be telling the truth or not but we won't really know until we talk to Molly." Namjoon said

"What if she lies as well? Like she's going to tell me that she fucked Jungkook."

Jungkook yawned loudly. "Look, we have school in a few hours so I'm going back to sleep. See ya later."

"I'm going to confront you at school so you better be prepared!" I growled.

He quickly went inside and closed the door behind him. I could even hear him turn all of the locks on the door. Namjoon lets go of my waist.

"Let's get you two home." Namjoon sighed, running a hand through his hair.

I stormed back over to the car where Mona quietly waited for us in the passenger seat. She had a straight face and she avoided eye contact. She didn't know what to say at this point. Namjoon was the last to get into the car. He had stood outside for a few minutes probably wondering what he got himself into.

Mona was dropped off at home first. She gave Namjoon a small peck on the lips and flashed me a quiet smile as she got out the car and made her way to the door. He made sure she got into the house and drove off when she closed the door. I remained silent on the drive home but I could feel his eyes on me through the rearview mirror. I glanced up at the mirror and met his eyes for a little then looked away. Then I looked at him again when realizing that he was still staring at me.


A small smirk grew on his face.

"What?" I arched an eyebrow at him.

His eyes finally left mines but that smirk was still on his face.

"I know you don't want to go home."

"I don't but I have to. My mom threatened to send me off to live with my aunt if I left home again."

"Your aunt in Tennessee?" He questioned.

"Nope. My aunt in Mississippi."

He sucked his teeth. "She's horrible."

Namjoon had met my aunt Sheila when she was visiting us for a few weeks in my sophomore. It was during my parents' anniversary so they went away during those weeks. He came over my house to pick me up so we could go hangout at his house and my aunt literally blocked the door with her body so I couldn't leave. He witnessed first hand how she talked down on me for trying to leave with him. It wasn't pretty. She didn't like seeing me around boys. She thought I was whoring myself out and even would threaten to beat me with a broom if I happened to get pregnant. Namjoon thinks she's abusive but that's just how she always has been...at least only to me. She wants nothing but the best for me but doesn't know how not to be such a brute. Of course, she doesn't act this way around my parents. She's literally a whole different person around them. It's amazing how quick she changes up when she's around them.

"I'd literally die over there." I groaned. "I can't get into any more trouble."

"I still can't forget the time she cussed me out!" He laughed for the first time tonight. Cute ass laugh.

I couldn't help but smirk. "Oh yeah that was funny."

And it was just horrific. Poor Joonie got told off by my aunt just for being over at my house. We had to stay outside on the porch the whole time because my aunt didn't want him coming into the house. She watched us through the window the whole time too in case we did something like kiss. We weren't allowed to be near each other.

He stopped laughing and got serious for a moment.

"For real though, please stay out of trouble. I really don't want you to leave." He looked at me once more through the mirror with sad eyes.

"I'll miss you..." He uttered.

I leaned forward to give him a pat on his shoulder.

"I'll miss you too. I'll miss Mona even more though. Now shut up, I'm not leaving" I nudged him with a giggle, hoping he lightens up. I don't know what to do when someone gets all soppy on me. That's when I freeze up and things get all awkward.

He quickly looked back at me with a small smile then back on the road.

"Then promise me you won't get in trouble."

I chuckled. "I'll try not to. You boys are trouble."

"I'm not as bad as Taehyung or Yoongi"

"You're not but you still are trouble."

He pulled up around the corner from my house. I couldn't be seen leaving out his car because then my parents would be all over me again. I'm slowly trying to get back on their good side so I won't be grounded anymore. I unfastened the seatbelt and opened the door.

"Goodnight Joonie. See ya tomorro-"

"Wait." He cut me off.


He got out of his seat belt and leaned over to me, planting a kiss on my lips. My eyes widened and I pushed him away.

"Namjoon! What did I tell you a few days ago?? We can't do this!" I snapped at him.

He stroked a piece of hair behind my ear and said with such a smooth calm voice, "Goodnight Tiana."

I moved away and hopped out the car in a hurry. I slammed the door behind me and walked quickly to my house, a hand on my lips. Should I tell Mona that Namjoon is into me and has tried to sleep with me? What if she gets mad at me though, thinking I'm the one leading him on? I want to be able to tell my best friend everything but I just can't. I've been friends with the both of them for a good while and if I were to tell, I will lose either one of them or possibly even both. But Mona deserves someone better...

Yet, I decided not to tell her and brushed everything aside like it really didn't matter.

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