Eat Jin Special
Seokjin introduces Mun to ARMY on Eat Jin.
*An ARMY’s POV*
I continued to stare at the screen of my computer. I had spent all my energy on writing my own discussion board, so I didn’t feel like writing my replies. I looked at the time, it was only 7:00pm, so there would be plenty of time to finish after taking a small break. I began scrolling through Instagram when I got a notification from the V app: “BTS has started a live video.” I clicked on the notification and opened the app. The video was struggling to load, but I saw in the caption that it was an “Eat Jin,” so I opened my laptop and pulled it up. Suga has always been my bias, but Jin was my bias wrecker.
The livestream loaded on my laptop, and I was within the first 10,000 people to join. Jin was wearing a plain white t-shirt and was looking at the camera, apparently reading comments. It looked like he was sitting in a hotel room, and to his right sat a girl looking down at her phone. She wore a baggy light purple sweatshirt and had long, straight dark hair. “When we get 100,000 viewers, then we will begin today’s very special ‘Eat Jin,’ but until then, I will continue to read the comments,” Jin said, continuing to look ahead of him. After a moment of silence he said, “most of these comments are about you,” with raised eyebrows as he looked at the girl beside him.
She shut her phone off and scooted closer to the camera, looking at the screen after adjusting her glasses, reading the comments along with him. As she got closer to the camera, I noticed she was cute. Probably not wearing any makeup, but she looked cute, even next to Worldwide Handsome. She chuckled and looked over at him. “They’re all wondering who I am,” she said. “Aish, I will introduce her after we begin our Eat Jin …just a few more moments,” he answered ARMY.
Honestly, he didn’t need to say who she was. I already had a feeling that she was his girlfriend. It was obvious by the way they looked at each other and by how close they were sitting, with their shoulders and arms against each other… not to mention they just looked right together, as if they had been together for years. I decided to chime in and typed in the chatroom, “IS SHE YOUR GIRLFRIEND?” Neither of them answered but continued to make small talk amongst themselves.
“Oh, hey, it’s up to 150,000 viewers,” she said, elbowing him lightly. “Ah, hello, everyone! Welcome to this very special episode of Eat Jin,” he said as they both sat back in their seats. “Why do I keep saying it’s a special episode, you may ask? Well, that’s because I have someone very special to introduce to you… she knows you of course, but you do not know her… this is Mun…” he said, motioning to her. “My girlfriend,” he added, she made a weird-looking face and made a peace sign to the camera before breaking character and laughing.
“Hello, ARMY! It’s so nice to meet you!” she said, smiling brightly. “She has actually been on Eat Jin several times before, but she was always hiding behind the camera… our food for tonight has not yet arrived, so I will allow you to ask us any questions, and we will see what we can answer,” Jin said. “’Where did you meet?’ About two years ago, Seokjinie visited the bakery I work at, and he kept coming back nearly every single day,” Mun answered one, smiling over at Jin. “The food there was so good… that’s why I kept going back,” Jin replied, giving Mun a sly look, causing her to playfully smack his arm.
I was already in love with the dynamic they had between each other. The live chat room was absolute chaos, so I decided to read some comments to see what other ARMYs were saying… “She’s so cute, Jin!!” “SEOKJINIE? She has such a cute nickname for him!” “We love her, oppa!!” “Where was your first date?” “KISS HER SEOKJINIE!” “Hi, Mun 😊” “You guys are my OTP” …the comments continued to come in at a fast pace, there was no wonder Jin and Mun looked like they were concentrating on the screen.
Despite the chaos of the chat, I still wanted to try commenting to see if just maybe they would read it. “Mun is Worldwide Beautiful,” I typed and sent. “’Where was our first date?’ Well, our first official date was at an amusement park in Seoul… we’re both kids at heart, so it was so fun,” Mun answered. Jin laughed and added, “Mun is so fearless… there was a haunted house there, and she let me hold her hand the entire time while I just screamed!”
They read some more comments as they laughed and reminisced. “Mun-ah!! One ARMY said you’re ‘Worldwide Beautiful’!” Jin said, apparently reading my comment, causing me to freak out slightly. I can’t believe he actually saw my comment!! Mun’s eyebrows furrowed, and she said, “psh, yeah right!!” which caused Jin to take her chin and face her towards him. “You’re Worldwide Beautiful to me…” he said in a dreamy, serious voice. She looked into his eyes as he dramatically began leaning in as if to kiss her, only for them both to break character and begin laughing when they were only inches apart.
They both continued to laugh cutely together when Jin stood up suddenly at the sound of someone knocking at the door. “Our food is here!!” Mun said to the camera, excitedly. Jin returned with a large tray and set it on the table carefully, then disappeared again to bring over two more dishes which he set down as well. “Tonight, our tour finds us in Vietnam… so we are eating one of Mun’s favorite foods, soup… more specifically, we are eating pho,” Jin said, tilting the camera down slightly to show the two very large bowls of soup.
“We also ordered some broken rice and grilled pork, along with some dessert,” he added. As the couple began eating, I realized how hungry I was, so I quickly made myself a bowl of instant ramen. Jin and Mun continued to talk as they ate, slurping their soup and commenting on how good it was. I felt as if I were eating with them and enjoyed every minute of getting to watch them together. The amount of food they ate by the time the V Live was over was impressive to say the least.
“Since we have finished all our food and dessert, I guess we should bring it to a close… do you have any final words?” Jin asked Mun. “Uh, let’s see… I guess just thank you, ARMY, for all your kind words to me tonight! I love Seokjinie, and I know you are a big part of his life, so thank you for accepting me,” she said kindly, bowing to the camera slightly. “And likewise, Mun is a big part of my life, so I am so glad you were able to finally meet her… I hope you love her as much as I do,” Jin said. “Well… maybe not as much,” he added with a chuckle.
“Bye you guys!!” Mun said, blowing a kiss with both her hands and waving them cutely as Jin got up to turn the V Live off. I sat for a moment, just staring at the blank screen, with the chat section still going crazy over Jin and Mun. I smiled to myself, so happy that the boys were starting to get into steady relationships… first Jimin, and now Jin. Mun seemed perfect for Jin in every way, and I was so happy for them. It was going to be difficult trying to focus on my discussion board replies… maybe I shouldn’t have taken a break after all.