Namjoon is at a bus stop in a countryside village. We come to know that he has shifted there with his family in Year 20 for two reasons: the presence of a country hospital for his father’s treatment and employment opportunities for Namjoon himself. He works as a delivery boy. Being the only part time job available in the town; competition was high and the delivery boys often competed against each other as rivals, and went as far as picking up trash for the people they delivered to. Though rivals, Namjoon also felt sympathy for them, and was often reminded of his friends from high school. In the winters, deliveries were risky as they involved driving a motorbike over snow. Ultimately the competition boils down to only two delivery boys who were poor enough to consider the risk: Namjoon and “ Taehyung”. The real name of “ Taehyung” is Jongsik/ Jonghun but Namjoon prefers to call him Taehyung. One particular day, Namjoon convinces the eatery owner he works for to let him do the delivery in spite of the danger of snow. “Taehyung” looks at Namjoon oddly and his body is covered with bruises and bleeding in a way that suggests that he was being hit at home. Namjoon struggles with riding and ends up skidding -his left ankle is hurt and there is a scratch on the scooter. However, he braces himself for another round of deliveries just when his mother calls to inform him that his father fell in the snow and needs to be hospitalized. Angry that the meager money he earns will be spent so quickly for his father, Namjoon leaves and gives the key to Taehyung He comes to know that “Taehyung” died that day due to an accident. The police blame it on his poor driving skills and his lack of helmet. Namjoon spots a never before seen helmet at the counter but doesn’t speak up. With the death of “ Taehyung” , Namjoon feels increasingly guilty for being the one who survived, and for now getting more income as he was running all the deliveries now. A week later he overhears a stranger remarking that wet leaves and calcium chloride cause a greater danger of skidding than snow itself. Namjoon remembers how he himself had laid the wet leaves and the salt to prevent the road from icing over. This increases his guilt even more and he wonders if he is to blame for all of this. Feeling suffocated by his desolate conditions, Namjoon leaves the village and boards a bus to Songju. Remembering his father’s words, “ Go Namjoon, you must survive”, he scrawls the same on the window panes of the bus: “ I must survive”.