Subject: Fanworks; Mature; 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS; Jeon Jungkook/Park Jimin; Jeon Jungkook; Park Jimin (BTS); Soft Punks AU; Friends to Lovers; Mutual Pining; Tattoo Artist Park Jimin; Language of Flowers; Implied/Referenced Homophobia; Making Love; Angst with a Happy Ending; Emotional Hurt/Comfort; M/M; No Archive Warnings Apply; Florist Jeon Jungkook; New Years; Slice of Life
Publisher: Archive of Our Own (2018-08-20)
Jungkook's grandmother sighs, gently cupping an unbloomed button of the rose with her hands.
“You see, I love this flower. Its thorns might prick me sometimes, but it’s only a defense mechanism. It is precious for those who invest time and love in taking care of it, holding it with respect. It might take a while, but I love this flower, no matter its state now. I know that it will soon bloom and thrive.”
And for thirteen-year-old Jungkook, he couldn’t see the value of this lesson at the moment. He kept in his heart regardless, as he did with everything that his grandma would tell him. It was only after a few years later when he realized that was what loving Jimin felt like.