"Last chance to turn back," Taehyung says holding up the last bottle of '5 HOUR ENERGY' and shaking it lightly. "After this goes in, you drink. Stop me now or forever fail your classes."
"Shut up and just do it," Jimin says, though he watches with a thinly veiled layer of trepidation as Taehyung grins, unscrews the cap of the tiny red bottle, and pours it into the BIG GULP cup that Jimin has been instructed to 'chug'. "You're sure this won't kill me?"
Taehyung dusts off his hands as if he's just been gardening for the last half hour rather than carefully filling up a cup with almost pure synthetic caffeine. "I'm still alive, aren't I?"
"True," Jimin concedes, and takes the cup when it's offered to him. "If I die, tell Seokjin I'm sorry for running over his Maple Story figures with the vacuum."
Taehyung frowns at him, faltering slightly. "You told him I did that."
"Yeah, but I already apologized to you," Jimin says, and hastily drinks before Taehyung can get offended about the whole thing all over again.
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Take one half (1/2) bottle for moderate energy. Take one whole bottle for maximum energy. Do not exceed two bottles of 5-hour ENERGY® shots daily, consumed several hours apart. Use or discard any remainder within 72 hours (three days) after opening. Refrigeration not required.
Contains caffeine comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee. Limit caffeine products to avoid nervousness, sleeplessness, and occasional rapid heartbeat. You may experience a Niacin Flush (hot feeling, skin redness) that lasts a few minutes. This is caused by increased blood flow near the skin.
To give a full spectrum of understanding about the dangerous side effects of this product, please view the fictional account below based off of a real customer review which can be found here.
The following conversation is from a text chat room between a group of friends. The owner of the phone is Taehyung. The participants will be revealed as their input in the conversation arises.
Jiminnie 2:57 AM - I WOULD KILL YOU BUT THAT ISN'T ENOUGH SUFFERING TO GET BACK AT YOU FOR THIS SHIT
2:58 AM - how u feelin champ? Pass that exam?
Jiminnie 2:59 AM - I CAN HEAR COLORS AND I THINK I ATE HOSEOK'S SLIPPER BUT I DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING HAS A PULSE
Yoongles 3:02 AM - this is what you get for listening to taehyung
3:03 AM - hyung that wasn't nice
Jiminnie 3:03 AM - I AM NEVER LISTENING TO ANYONE AGAIN
Jin Eomma 3:04 AM - Yoongi just woke me up because of this. Jimin do you need to go to the hospital?
Hoseok 3:04 AM - I thought you said you could read minds
Jiminnie 3:05 AM - I ALREADY RAN THERE AND BACK THEY SAID TO DRINK WATER
Jiminnie 3:05 AM - I DRANK THE BATHTUB
Namjoonie 3:06 AM - what's the answer to life, the universe and everything?
Jiminnie 3:06 AM - M&M'S
3:06 AM - he's right. i figured it out last time
Jin Eomma 3:07 AM - All of you go to bed. I'm taking Jimin to the Emergency Room.
Jiminnie 3:07 AM - THEY TOLD ME NOT TO COME BACK UNLESS I STARTED THROWING U P BLOO D
Jiminnie 3:07 AM - I CLEANED EVERYTHING I COULD FIND AND DID THE LAUNDRY AND COOKED AND BAKED AND DID ALL MY FINALS THOUGH. I ALSO HAVE MASTERED CROCHET
3:08 AM - omg can you make me a hat?
Jin Eomma 3:08 AM - Yoongi and I are leaving to pick up Jimin right now.
Jiminnie 3:09 AM - NO IT'S COOL I'LL COME TO YOU I'LL BE THERE IN 15 MINUTES.
Jin Eomma 3:09 AM - JIMIN STAY WHERE YOU ARE. YOONGI AND I ARE IN THE CAR.
Hoseok 3:09 AM - Is there a reason we're all using caps lock?
Jiminnie 3:09 AM - THE WORLD HAS BEEN IN CAPSLOCK SINCE TUESDAY I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS LIKE BEFORE. I HAVEN'T MASTERED TIME TRAVEL YET. GIMME A FEW HOURS.
Yoongles 3:10 AM - Jin just swore. Everyone shut up while we decaffeinate Jimin
3:10 AM - he's fine. It'll wear off in a few days.
Jin Eomma 3:11 AM - DAYS?!?!
Namjoonie 3:12 AM - If he's not dead now he should be okay. It's been like.. 72 hours?
Jiminnie 3:12 AM - 80 DAYS
Jiminnie 3:12 AM - I MEAN HOURS. 80 HOURS. I THINK. I DON'T KNOW IF I'LL EVER SLEEP AGAIN BUT I KNOW I'M NEVER LETTING TAEHYUNG SLEEP AGAIN FOR THIS FUCKIN SHIT
3:13 AM - I don;'t sleep anyway
Jiminnie 3:14 AM - GODDAMNIT
Yoongles 3:14 AM - Message from Jin "Everyone go the fuck to bed unless you're park fucking jimin in which case you had better damn be in your fucking apartment or I WILL FIND YOU". Tae, did you finish grading my exam yet?
Jiminnie 3:14 AM - I THOUGHT I WAS COMING TO YOU?
3:15 AM - I'm not telling you your grade before I tell everyone that's not fair
Yoongles 3:16 AM - is this all our friendship means to you?
3:16 AM - yes
Hoseok 3:17 AM - Feel better Jimin. Try not to die.
Jiminnie 3:17 AM - I DON'T THINK I CAN
In this story, unlike many stories where people do extremely dangerous and stupid things like this, ends happily. Seokjin and Yoongi find Jimin outside the public library, everyone else went to bed, Yoongi got a 97 on his exam, and Taehyung made it up to Jimin in his own various efforts to earn forgiveness.
All ended well in this fictional account so rest well, dear reader.
Until next time.
"So," says his mentor, looking across the cafeteria table over the plate of fries Jeongguk can finally eat because he's free and in college and is in complete control over whatever he wants to eat. "What classes are you taking?"
At this exact moment in time, Jeongguk had no idea this question would be important. He had only thought his mentor, a guy from the music department who didn't look interested in him really all that much, was going through standard protocol. After all, 'Suga' (according to Suga himself and the other guy who introduced himself as Jeongguk's 'Hope', which didn't make sense but Jeongguk figured it was the thought that counted) is in the school of music so he probably already knows the courses Jeongguk is taking. But, because of courtesy and the fact that Jeongguk is slightly intimidated by 'Suga', he answers anyway.
'Suga' nods to Jeongguk's listing right up until Jeongguk lists his first year science. "You're taking Chem for Engineers?" he says, suddenly sounding interested in Jeongguk (and proving he hadn't been interested before).
"Yeah," Jeongguk says, not sure if he's supposed to give 'Suga' his course schedule or what the general protocol is on this. "Why? Is it a bad class or-"
"No," 'Suga' says, sounding surprised that Jeongguk would say something like that. "I took it. It's good. Who do you have? Kim? Or Park?"
"Kim," Jeongguk says, really not sure if he's supposed to give 'Suga' his schedule now. "I think it said Professor Taehyung Kim?"
And somehow, that makes 'Suga' smile. "He's good. A little unconventional, but he's got a good rep. Grades hard though, so don't think just because it's 100 level it's easy."
"Thanks," Jeongguk says, trying to return the smile. "For the heads up."
"Pretty sure that's my job or something," 'Suga' says, though this time his smile looks genuine. Like he actually likes Jeongguk more than what's required. "We done?"
"Yeah, we can be done if you're busy," Jeongguk says. "See you next week?"
"Say hi to Professor Kim for me," 'Suga' says before picking up his plate and leaving. "Good luck."
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