"Wait!" Jimin screams. "Holly, wait! Stop!" He hurriedly gets up from where he was relaxing under the shade and runs after the dog he's been asked to take care of for the afternoon.
He really didn't want to. Sure, Jimin likes dogs, thinks they're cute and adorable, especially when they're the little ones. But he doesn't really know how to take care of one. So when Yoongi, his best friend, whom he loves dearly, had asked him if he could take Holly off his hands for the afternoon, he immediately said no. Except Yoongi had whined, said that this is the first time he and Hoseok are going out on a proper date... and really, how can Jimin stand in the way of what could possibly be true love? Yoongi has been pining for Hoseok for months so Jimin really can't have a cute dog get in the way of that.
And now he's here. Running. After a dog that he's not sure how to catch.
He didn't quite factor in losing the dog and getting killed by Yoongi.
"Shit," Jimin hisses, pushing himself to run faster. He's not going to die. Not yet. Not today. "Min Holly! Come back here!"
He finally catches up with the dog after a few minutes, finding it in the arms of a really, really good-looking guy. Jimin has to blink several times to make sure that he isn't seeing things because, you know, he did run too much and he could be delusional. But there the beautiful man is, sitting on the grass, cuddling Holly and smiling at her with that angelic smile, holding her with his big hands, tickling her with long fingers. Jimin almost sighs.
"Hey," handsome stranger greets him, "is she yours?"
"Uh, yeah, kind of," Jimin stammers. He can feel the sweat trickling down his forehead and he can't imagine what kind of a mess he looks right now. Tough luck. "I mean, she's my friend's dog. I'm watching her for him," he clarifies when he raises his eyebrows at him.
"Here you go," he says.
Jimin steps back when he stands, Holly still in his arms, and hands her to him. He can't think when he's standing so close, probably able to smell at the sweat and nervousness that Jimin is exuding. Jimin fumbles a little, fastening the leash to the collar around Holly's neck before setting her down again.
"Thanks," Jimin says, finally feeling relieved. "I was worried that I wouldn't find her in time. Thank you."
"No problem. I'm Taehyung, by the way," he introduces himself, holding his hand out.
Jimin giggles like he's in middle school and holds both his hands out to shake Taehyung's. "I'm Jimin," he says.
He's too busy shaking Taehyung's hand and smiling and giggling at him that Jimin doesn't even realize that he drops Holly's leash. Jimin only realizes what he's done when Holly starts barking excitedly, while running off.
"Oh no, not again," Jimin gasps. He drops Taehyung's hand and runs after her. "Holly!"
Taehyung, surprisingly, runs with him and helps him catch her. Holly runs off to a group of dogs on the other side of the park. Jimin bends over, resting his hands on his knees, and just tries to catch his breath, while Taehyung picks Holly up. When he straightens up, he finds Taehyung nuzzling his face to Holly's. Taehyung is ridiculous. How is he real?
"Thank you," Jimin says when Taehyung returns Holly to him again. He makes sure to twist Holly's leash around his hand just to make sure he doesn't do something stupid like drop it again. "You're really good with dogs."
Taehyung beams at him. Jimin blinks and then looks away. "I love dogs," Taehyung tells him, looking proud. "I have one back home, but I don't see her as often as I'd like."
"Back home?" Jimin presses.
"Daegu," Taehyung shares.
"Oh Holly's owner is from Daegu," Jimin says, smiling. "I'm really grateful you were here, by the way. If I'd lost her, he'd kill me."
"Oh, well, if you need help with dog-sitting, just let me know," Taehyung offers, scratching the back of his neck. Jimin raises his eyebrows at him, a small smile on his lips. "I mean, I can always help."
"Sure," Jimin accepts. He'd dog-sit Holly everyday if that meant he'd get to spend time with Taehyung. "So, um, how do I...?"
"Here," Taehyung says, taking his phone from his pocket and handing it to Jimin. "Put in your number and I'll call you."
Taehyung gets his phone back and immediately gives Jimin a missed call so he'd get his number. Jimin, grinning, saves it. They look at each other for a while. Jimin feels like he can do this forever, look into Taehyung's gorgeous brown eyes, and he won't need anything else in his life.
And then Holly barks, breaking the spell and making Jimin jump. He blinks and steps back when he finds himself leaning towards Taehyung. Taehyung chuckles, looking startled as well.
"So, uh, I guess I'll see you around?" Jimin asks, unable to help but sound hopeful.
Taehyung smiles, looking somewhat relieved. "Yes, definitely," he confirms with a nod. "Maybe, uh, we can see each other tomorrow? For coffee?"
"Yes, sure," Jimin agrees with a grin. "It was nice to meet you. See you tomorrow."
"You, too, Jimin," Taehyung says.
Jimin sighs when Taehyung walks away. Holly barks. Jimin looks down at him and makes a face. "If you didn't get me to meet the most beautiful man in the world, I'd be punishing you right now," he mutters under his breath. He tugs on the leash. "Alright, let's go home."
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