Over time, people change and so do their friendships. Adapting to these changes isn’t always easy, but it’s part of growing up.

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Back in their trainee days, BTS‘s and Jungkook were partners in crime. They laughed, played, and got into trouble together.

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Even when we were trainees, we always got scolded together. We had such a special bond when we were trainees.

— Jungkook

“In fact, a huge part of me changed because of you when I was a trainee,” Jungkook told V. “We had many similarities. We had a lot of things in common.”

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V played a key role in helping the Golden Maknae break away from his shyness.

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Over the years, V and Jungkook grew up into the people they are today, and their friendship changed along the way.

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In Episode 6 of In the SOOP, V and Jungkook opened up about their dynamic during a one-on-one heart-to-heart. He explained how they went from being attached at the hip to gradually becoming more distant.

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“He was the easiest person to talk to before, but as we started spending time on our own, there was a side of things that started to feel a bit awkward with V,” Jungkook said. “He used to joke around all the time, but he’s more reserved now.”

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“When he approached me first, we sorted a lot of that out, and I’ve also thought about how I’ve had heart-to-heart talks with everyone else but V. I’m glad that he planned this time together.”

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“After that, although things are exactly the way they were when we were younger, it still felt like some things have gone back to the way they used to be.”  

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That night, Jungkook and V were able to bridge the gap between them and begin a new chapter in their friendship together.

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