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"You should come," Taehyung says over the phone. "He wanted to meet up at a bar and you know I don't like going to those places alone. I know you wanna be at the gym, but you should really come this once."

I keep my phone pressed to my ear with my shoulder while doing the dishes. I should've put it on speaker, but it's a bit too late for that now that my hands are wet.

"Who is 'he'?" I ask.

"A guy I spilled coffee on when I was heading home from school. He's in the fashion department and as compensation for his clothes he wanted to meet up. I agreed since his shirt was designer and I don't have the money to pay him for it."

"So it like a date?"

"I guess."

"I didn't know you were gay, Tae."

"It doesn't matter if I'm gay or not. You should just come with me."

"First of all: That doesn't make any sense. Of course it matters. Why else would you go on a date with a guy? Second of all: Why should I come?"

"I told you I don't like being there-"

"Yes I know, but why should I come thirdwheel if it's a date?"

"You won't be thirdwheeling. I told him to bring his friend."

I take a break from the dishes and dry my hands so I can turn the phone to speaker mode. My shoulder is starting to cramp up.

"Why would you tell him to bring his friend?" I ask. "All of this sounds very strange to me. I can't recall you ever having spilled something, much less on another person. Are you sick?"

"I'm not sick, Jungkook. Trust me on this, you should come. You can talk to his friend until I feel like going home."

"And what if you go home with your date instead?"

"That probably won't happen, but in that case you can go home on your own. This might be your chance of this lifetime. You have to see him."

"Now you're sounding strange again."

"Just do as I say for once."

He hangs up on me and I'm left staring at my phone in confusion. This lifetime? What's that all about? Is he planning on setting me up with the friend? Taehyung has never pulled a stunt like this before, so maybe it actually is something really special. I guess I have to go in order to find out.


Taehyung is straight up dressed in a suit when I meet him outside the bar. I know we don't go to places like this very often, but surely he knows that's not the appropriate attire. The only reason I can think of is that he really wants to impress his date. I just hope it'll work otherwise he'll seem like a total weirdo.

"There you are," he says. "You're twenty minutes late."

"Sorry, I took a nap and forgot the time. Didn't get enough sleep last night, you know. If you're so stressed you could've just gone inside on your own."

"Trust me, I'd rather wait all night out here instead of going inside. I hate bars."

I can only sigh at his poor attitude. I lead the way since he's still reluctant to go anywhere. The bar is surprisingly crowded even though it's a Friday night. A live band is performing but thankfully the music isn't too loud. The atmosphere is calm aside from some loud laughters here and there.

Almost as soon as we enter, a short, black haired guy comes up to us and from the way he stumbles around a bit I can tell he's already pretty drunk. He gives a crooked smile when he sees Taehyung and doesn't hide his interest when he looks him up and down.

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