I was a bit late and when I arrived, Jungkookie had already already started with his conference. But what shocked me more was Yugyeom was outside, in the lounge watching the live with Uncle Aunty. Why was he out? Why was he not in with Jungkook? I went to him and grabbed him by his collar.
“What the-” He said and stopped when he realised it’s me.
“What in the hell are you doing out here? Why did you let him go alone?” I asked him.
“Speak to me, dammit. Say something.” I yelled.
“Taehyung, calm down, there are people around.” Hobi hyung told me holding my hand.
“Hyung, he is Kookie’s manager. Oh wait, they’re brothers. Why and How could he do this?” I asked Hobi hyung and then looked at Yugyeom.
“Taehyung, let him go.” Uncle said to me, but I didn’t leave him.
“Either you’re leaving him or we are going back.” Said our leader, Namjoon hyung, in a leader’s tone and I know I had to let go now. I did.
I sat down besides Uncle. I looked at him and he patted my thigh.
“It’s okay. It’s too much for him. He has known Jungkook for more than 20 years now. Let him be.” Uncle said and I nodded.
It was true, but still he should’ve gone in with Jungkook. I looked at him, his face was expressionless. I shuffled and went close to him.
“Are you okay?” I asked him and he looked at me shaking his head.
“I’m not, I’m not.” He said in a shaky voice.
Tears threatened to leave his eyes, his hands were trembling. I held his hands and patted his back.
“It’s okay.” I told him.
“Which one is live here?” I heard Jungkook’s voice on the TV in the lounge.
“Jungkook-shi over here.” The reporter replied to him and Jungkook was now directly facing the crowd.
I turned on my phone and what I saw shocked me. The number of people watching was almost 50 millions and yet going up. What are you Jungkook? It was more than my followers on Instagram.
“Hi my dear fans. First I love you all. And I may or may not have said this before, but I am thankful and sincerely grateful for your love, care, support in making me reach here where I am today. And yet again today, I know I am going to break those millions of hearts that love me so much. It’s hard. Life is and was hard. Well, where do I start from? My childhood? Well, I never had a normal childhood, because I was born with a very weak heart. The surgeries I had were for my heart. But I held it because I didn’t want you guys to worry. I know everybody has been asking me why I was inactive for almost 6 months last year. I had a heart transplant, guys.” Jungkook said and tears started rolling down his cheeks. He wiped them and smiled.
“Jungkook-shi, are you serious right now? You had a hea- heart transplant last year? Was it when your manager passed away in a car accident?” A reporter asked.
“How dare you bring up the past?” I yelled standing up.
“Taehyung, calm down.” Yugyeom made me sit back.
“He’s crying there.” I replied pointing to the TV.
“Jungkook-shi, are you alright now? You don’t have to answer, if it’s uncomfortable. Your health matters.” Said the same reporter.
“He was my twin brother. My hyung. He was acting like my manager. Wah!! It’s been more than a year. It’s unbelievable how fast the days went by. Well, the main reason today I am here is to give my fans a chance to say their goodbyes just like how I am here today. I don’t have much time my lovely fans. And it hurts to say goodbye. I will be gone anytime. Yes. I will be gone anytime.” Jungkook replied and he lowered his head on the table and sobbed.
We saw the CEO patting his back and whispering something to him. I looked Yugyeom.
“I will go in now.” He said and walked away.
“Hang in there, my love. You’re strong than you think you are. The only person I have seen telling his fans that he’s dying.” I said to myself but it was loud enough for everyone to hear.