Seokjin meets up with Namjoon at a tent bar. He had received the call in the afternoon after Namjoon had finished his shift at the gas station. Namjoon downs one glass after another, and confides to Namjoon that he feels extremely exhausted, he had no emotional energy left to help Jungkook and Taehyung, and only felt like he was pretending to be friends. He feels guilty of making up excuses even now. Jin remembers how Jin had defended him that day when he caught up snitching to the Principal. He asks why he did that then, in turn Namjoon asks why he had snitched instead. Jin shares everything with Namjoon, telling him about his family problems and his cold relationship with his father. Namjoon encourages him to tell his truth to others as well. Jin wonders if anyone would believe him. He recalls seeing Taehyung working and being jovial at the convenience store. He wonders how to reconcile with Taehyung.
Taehyung is on the run from the police. He had lived in this neighbourhood for 20 years so he knew every nook and cranny, but each corner instead threw him into the memories of the past. The police were after him for the graffiti at the bus stop. He had done graffiti there after a long time, in company of the girl he had caught thieving at his convenience store. Taehyung felt like he could understand her sense of loneliness, and they hung out together often, eventually doing graffiti together. The bus stop had been one where Namjoon got off, and where the police were also likely to catch him. The last time he had seen Namjoon was at the hospital, and he came close to seeing him one day while seeking shelter from his Dad’s violence , but sat outside the lit container instead. In the present moment, Taehyung hides in an alley but knows it is of no use. He comes out and surrenders with his hands raised.
Taehyung asks Hoseok about Jungkook’s health. He has just finished his shift at the convenience store, and his face is full of tears. Jungkook assures him on the phone that he is okay, and Taehyung tells him that he is coming to meet him. However, as soon as he reaches Jungkook’s room, he hears the voices of Namjoon and Seokjin. Namjoon seems to be telling Jungkook that he had been living as usual. Taehyung thinks to himself that he had been living as usual too, except now the nightmares of Yoongi dying, Hoseok falling etc have stopped. Ever since that fight on the beach, his nightmares were replaced by a new nightmare- that of Jin crying, blue flower petals lying on the asphalt road tinted with someone’s blood. Taehyung ends up not meeting Jungkook because he was not ready to face Namjoon and Seokjin yet.