If someone had told Jimin a year ago about the changes his life was about to go through, he would have thought they were crazy. A year ago, Jimin was lonely, worked too much, and pined for a child he thought he'd never have.
But having a sweet and caring alpha that didn't belittle him for his work, or treat him like trash? It was almost too much for him to fathom. But here he was, secure in Yoongi's arms, the alpha sleeping peacefully. Sometimes Jimin woke up in the middle of the night and just stared at him, wondering so many things about their future. Would Yoongi always be so sweet? Would he always smile so softly and treat Jimin like he was the most precious thing in the world? Would he still fuck him like a man possessed? He hoped so. He hoped that nothing would change their relationship, and if things were to change, it would be for the better.
Yoongi and agreed to tearing up the contract, a simple matter with the lawyer and a few signatures later it was no longer hanging over their heads like a sword of Damocles. It meant Jimin knew for sure that Yoongi wanted to be there for him, and not for money. Yoongi wanted him as much as he wanted Yoongi.
It's not like anything really changed for them. Yoongi went to class, Jimin continued his book. They went out on dates when they had time, enjoying dinner together or going to concerts. It was nice. It was sweet. It was the kind of thing Jimin had fantasized and dreamt of and made for whole plots in his books.
Jimin had never knew that such a life could exist for him. That there really were kind alphas out there. Of course, he knew a few, but they had found their mates. Jimin had just assumed there weren't any left out there for him. But Yoongi wasn't just a perfect alpha, he was Jimin's perfect alpha, made just for him.
"It's like fate," Jimin said, curled up on the couch with Yoongi after a night of takeout dinner and furious making out during the movie. "If I hadn't met you, I probably would have tried to have a kid with Seokjin."
"Jin?" Yoongi looked at him strangely. "Why him?"
"He was one of the other potential matches," Jimin said. "If the last alpha I had to meet that day was an asshole, like the first one, I would have gone for it. I knew Jin, I knew he was a good alpha. It was just weird with the Jungkook thing."
"Right, that would have been awkward," Yoongi nodded slowly. "Probably a good thing for them that I showed up too then huh?"
"By the way Kookie's smiling lately, I'd say so," Jimin chuckled, looking down at his flat belly. "Hopefully good for us too."
Yoongi slid his hand into Jimin's and laced their fingers together. "It will," he said softly. "Jimin… I love you."
Jimin froze, sucking in a startled breath as his eyes snapped up to Yoongi. He was looking intently at Jimin, eyes full of vulnerability, hesitance. It was the first time, and he was waiting for Jimin's response. Jimin was not going to panic over hearing that for the first time from anyone. He was not. What he was going to do, was sit up, and kiss Yoongi.
So he did, crawling up into Yoongi's lap and kissing him with every bit of feelings he could muster. Yoongi's response was hesitance at first, but his arms wrapped around Jimin's waist and pulled him close.
"Yoongi," Jimin murmured, resting their foreheads together. "I love you too." He did. It took him three months to get there, to be okay saying it, and yeah Yoongi saying it first eased that weight of guilt from his shoulders. He loved Yoongi more than he thought was possible.
"Jimin, I know it hasn't been long but-"
"Yes, yes, yes," Jimin whimpered, wrapping his arms around Yoongi's neck and kissing him again. "I'll mate with you."
Jimin wondered if that was what had had Yoongi so down the past few days, wondering, over analyzing, fretting about saying the words and asking for what he wanted. Another omega might have found the hesitance annoying and weak, but Jimin found it endearing. That Yoongi would be so mindful of their relationship and not rushing into anything that he worried Jimin would say yes. Of course ye was going to say yes.
"Right now?" Yoongi asked, sucking in a breath because Jimin had latched his lips against Yoongi's neck, that sensitive spot just below the ear. If he nuzzled his nose into Yoongi's shirt a little he could scent at Yoongi's scent gland and bite it. He could claim Yoongi as his and make sure no other omega ever dared touch his alpha.
"Right now," Jimin groaned, worrying at the skin as he trailed his lips down. "Please, alpha."
Jimin felt a shudder go through Yoongi and before he could even make a noise of protest, Yoongi was standing up, Jimin secure in his arms as he took him to the bedroom. Their bedroom because Yoongi was never staying in the guest room again. Yoongi kicked the door shut behind as Jimin giggled at Yoongi's show of strength. Okay, maybe Jimin had never thought he'd be mated, but now that it was happening? There wasn't anything else he wanted more.
Except, maybe there was one thing. That one thing that had brought them together in the first place. But they would have to wait, would have to see doctors and figure out how to help the process along. There was time, Jimin wasn't due for another heat for months.
So this? Mating sex? Jimin was going to enjoy. He wanted to to feel Yoongi in every possible way. If that meant tearing Yoongi's clothes off of him, he was going to do that. If it meant growling at him to stay still when he'd pushed him down, he would. If it meant licking every inch of skin from his ankles to his eyebrows then he would.
"Jimin," Yoongi groaned, his hands fisting into the sheets when Jimin traced his way back down Yoongi's body to suck his dick with more enthusiasm than he had ever had for anything else in his life. He wanted it sloppy and wet and for Yoongi to come over and over again until they were both satisfied. "Shit, Jimin, what… what are you-" Yoongi gasped, his head rolling and back arching when Jimin sank his mouth down further than he'd ever gone before.
"Mine," Jimin growled, crawling his way back up after Yoongi had came down his throat. He licked his lips to clear the remnants, eyeing Yoongi hungrily. "My alpha."
"Hey, hey wait," Yoongi whispered, stopping Jimin before he could start attacking his neck like he wanted to. "Jimin, you're… you're in heat."
Frowning, half from being stopped and half from Yoongi's words, Jimin pulled back. "No, can't be," he said. "I just… I just had it."
"Two months ago, that's enough time between isn't it?" Yoongi said, lifting his hand to check Jimin's forehead. "You're burning up."
It didn't make sense, there was no way. They weren't even mated yet, but he was feeling the same way he had during his heat. The possessiveness, the animalistic need to feel Yoongi. Yoongi was right, he was going through another heat.
"I don't understand," Jimin whispered, letting Yoongi roll them over so Yoongi was the one looking down at him.
"I don't know either, but I'm okay with it," Yoongi said, leaning down to kiss him again. Jimin didn't need to reply, because he was more than okay with it. He just wanted to ravish Yoongi and be fucked and mated so bad. So bad he was whimpering and pushing and trying to get Yoongi to move and when Yoongi did, Jimin screamed into the kiss.
Jimin didn't know what way was up or down by the time Yoongi started fucking him. He was crying out in bliss, scratching his nails down Yoongi's back and all he wanted was for Yoongi to claim him already.
"Alpha," Jimin wailed, back arching off the bed and thrashing his arms when Yoongi had pulled back to fuck him harder and harder until Jimin couldn't even take a breath. "Claim me."
It all happened so fast but seemed to take forever at the same time when Yoongi leaned back down and bit into his neck. Jimin screamed, coming between them. He could register Yoongi was still fucking him, slower and more languid while Jimin came down from his high. The need in him felt sated but the bond itched to be complete. Yoongi still had his face buried in Jimin's neck, giving Jimin the opportunity to lift his head and bite down on Yoongi's scent gland. Jimin knew Yoongi was coming in him, the bite triggering his knot and Jimin never felt better from the intensity of it all.
Jimin had heard sometimes an omega or an alpha can black out from a mating bond during a heat. Jimin didn't think he had, but his head was too swimmy to register most of what happened next.
He knew Yoongi had settled on him, letting the knot go down as they caught their breath. He had his arms loosely wrapped around Yoongi's neck, tracing the skin on his shoulders in small circles.
"Yoongi?" he whispered, checking to make sure Yoongi was okay.
"Hm? Am I heavy?" Yoongi murmured, struggling to get up onto his elbows. "Sorry. You okay?"
"Perfect," Jimin said, smiling tiredly up at him. "Just, perfect."
Yoongi gave him a smile back that was just as tired and leaned down to kiss him. The fire that had been burning under Jimin's skin was tempered for the time being. He ad no idea how long this heat would last, but he didn't mind it really. If he had his way, he'd fuck Yoongi all day every day, heat or no heat.
But, at the end of three days, Jimin was bone tired, and more than okay with his heat breaking before he even passed out. He was sure Yoongi was okay with it too. Neither of them had really prepared for this, hadn't expected to go through with it so soon. But freshly mated and bred for days, Jimin was… hopeful.
"I can't believe the first time I'm hearing you got mated is right now," Taehyung hissed at Jimin.
"You went into labor, what was I supposed to do?" Jimin scowled at him. "I can't believe you're yelling at me seconds before I get to meet my second god son."
"I'm considering revoking and making Jungkook my kid's god parent," Taehyung grumbled. He leaned back in his hospital bed and sighed tiredly. Jimin had got the call that Taehyung went into labor shortly after he and Yoongi had finished cleaning up from his heat. It had been a grueling ten hour labor, and he could tell Taehyung was exhausted. But seeing Hoseok outside the nursery, pointing at their second son excitedly to Namjoon and Seokjin had been worth it.
"You wouldn't dare," Jimin said, glancing at Jungkook on Taehyung's other side. "Don't you dare accept. Those kids are mine."
"Right, absolutely," Jungkook nodded, though he looked between them with wide eyes, like he didn't know who to listen to.
"Anyway," Taehyung rolled his eyes. "So you mated?"
"Yeah," Jimin nodded, settling back in his seat. "Funny thing though, I went into heat."
"Again? So soon?" Jungkook blinked in disbelief.
"Yeah, took me by surprise too," Jimin said. "I'm.. taking it as a hopeful sign this time."
"You two must have an insanely close bond," Taehyung said. "That he can trigger your heats before even being mated, and so quickly? That's… almost unheard of."
"I know, I'm going to talk about it with the doctor," Jimin said, rubbing his hands together. "Set up an appointment for two weeks from now."
"Just don't stress yourself out, please?" Taehyung said. "If it doesn't happen this time, it's not the end of the world. There are options."
"I know Tae, I know," Jimin said, reaching over to curl his fingers around Taehyung's hand. "I just think it's a good sign, is all."
"I hope it is," Jungkook said. "Um, this is really not the place to talk about it, but you'll find out soon enough." He squirmed a little in his seat. "Seokjin and I have… talked. About some things."
"You and Jin?" Jimin frowned. "What kind of things?"
"Well, not just Jin. Me and Namjoon and Jin," Jungkook said, shrinking down in on himself. "Seokjin… wants to help us."
Taehyung and Jimin traded concerned looks. Surely he wasn't talking about….
"Namjoon's okay with you and Jin fucking again?" Taehyung asked, bluntly. "Kook, that's dangerous territory."
"I know! But, Seokjin is an alpha I've accepted before, and it was Namjoon's idea," Jungkook said. "Jin just wants us to have a family."
"Even if he's not involved?" Taehyung asked. Jimin kept quiet, not wanting to give away he knew more than he should about Seokjin.
"He will be involved," Jungkook said, looking away. "We… want him involved."
Jimin sighed, not sure what to make of that. But he trusted the three would work themselves out. "Well, at least I won't have to worry about Joon and Jin biting each other's heads off at dinners anymore."
It was the longest two weeks of Jimin's life. This time felt even worse than the last time. He didn't want to get his hopes up, didn't want to think that he could be pregnant and start planning the future. Not like last time. Last time had been hell. But, he couldn't help it. He couldn't help holding a hand to his bell and looking at his profile in the mirror, wondering if that was just gas or a bump.
He couldn't help walking aimlessly through the baby department of the clothing store, touching little onesies and booties and tiny little shirts with cute sayings on them. He wanted it, so badly, that sometimes he would cry in the middle of the night. Of course Yoongi held him through it, tried to help with soothing words. Yoongi always knew what to say, always made things better.
"I didn't expect you back so soon," the doctor said, frowning at Jimin's chart. "You're positive you went through another heat?"
"Yes," Jimin said, squeezing Yoongi's hand tightly. "Are… are you saying that I'm not, that we're not-"
The doctor looked up and smiled. "I'm not saying that at all. Congratulations, you're pregnant."