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KOREA TRIP <3 Week 3, Day 5: Jeju Island
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Published on July 21, 2019

 

[SHOT ONE: A drone's view. The camera pans down from the sky, slowly over thick, dark green trees and hills. It captures a small van bumping its way along a dirt road, pink in color. It's vintage looking but runs pretty well. A returning viewer would recognize it as the Travel Van of SIN, as Yoongi likes to call it. 

SHOT TWO: Another drone, this time flying from the wilderness, towards a large, yellow building, with elaborate towers and stunning architecture. There is no one in sight, no one at all; the building overgrown with vines and weeds sprouting between cracks of concrete. Clear pools and fountains dot the front of the building, mixed with standing towers and gorgeous arches. 

SHOT THREE, FOUR, FIVE: The camera moves with someone walking, shooting the greenery, cracked statues, and empty windows.

Quiet, haunting music swells with threat as the scene fades in and out of focus, the cameraman (Yoongi) making his way around the outside of the property. There are shots of high, untrimmed hedges, Yoongi's shoes on gorgeous, but dulled mosaic. 

Then the entrance of the building, starting from the sky, moving down the balconies, down and down and then—

Then, the music cuts, morphing into a lighthearted, old school style hip hop beat to ease the mood. It's Outro: Her by BTS. Seokjin's head pops into frame. 

He waves happily, sucking all the dreadful eeriness from the video, cheeks puffed happily with his smile. He holds a GoPro in one gloved hand, wearing a fluffy white coat and a red scarf; when he speaks, the air steams from his mouth.]

SEOKJIN
[calling] Hello, everyone! 

[The camera moves forward, steady as the cameraman makes his way up the steps. Seokjin claps his hands, the sound muted as wears red gloves to match his scarf.]

SEOKJIN
It's so good to see you all again. It's been a while, right Yoongi?

YOONGI
[monotonously, behind the camera] It's been a week.

SEOKJIN
Exactly! Seven whole days. [pouting] What if they missed us?

YOONGI
[the camera moves as if Yoongi shrugged] They could rewatch our old videos. 

SEOKJIN
We have twenty videos total. 

YOONGI
Well, I doubt they're tired of seeing you almost pee your pa—

[CUT: Seokjin stands happily in front of the camera, Yoongi just behind him with his arms crossed, sulking. Yoongi’s hair is flat and black, peeking out underneath a grey beanie. He wears a thick, winter flannel jacket, dark in color, a mute green turtleneck underneath. He rubs his bicep like it hurts, boot dramatically making scraping sounds over the concrete. Seokjin looks perfectly normal, cheeks rosy. He holds the GoPro, self-filming.]

SEOKJIN
Welcome to our twenty-first video! If you're new here, hello! 

YOONGI 
[deadpan] If it's your first time here, you better leave while you still can. 

[Seokjin giggles and swats at the air with mild embarrassment. Yoongi is grinning to himself behind him.]

SEOKJIN
[smiling brightly] If you’re a returning watcher, hello again! I love you! [quickly holds up a finger heart] If you've been following our travel vlogs for a while, you would know that Yoongichi and I have been popping places around the world, exploring the lost and long abandoned! We've been to the US, Japan, umm…

YOONGI 
[counting off his fingers] Philippines, Canada, Russia…

SEOKJIN 
And more! But we decided for this last month, we’d travel around our home country, [making a wide gesture] Korea! Because we missed being home.

[Seokjin makes a small frowny face while Yoongi nods in the back. He no longer holds his bicep, arms crossed normally over his chest.]

SEOKJIN
We had originally planned to visit Gonjiam, but Yoongichi told me psychiatric hospitals make him nervous, so we're here! Yoongi-yah, tell our lovely viewers where here is.

YOONGI 
[looking mildly panicked] Uh—

[The camera fumbles a bit as its transferred hands. Seokjin pops to Yoongi's side, his lips pressed together in a tiny, cute smile, nodding as Yoongi speaks.]

YOONGI 
We're on, um, Jeju Island right now. There are a lot of places to visit on Jeju, as some of you may know, it is a vacation destination, but um… What you might not know is that there are loads of abandoned places on Jeju, from failed resort projects to where we are today… an abandoned hotel movie set.

[CUT: New footage of the hotel. Sneak peeks of creaking doors, opening into darkness; Seokjin picking up an old-looking telephone and placing it against his ear; Yoongi laying down a bed with severely ugly bedding. Seokjin pouting and playfully glaring down his nose at Yoongi, Yoongi smiling dopily right back at him. A sound clip of Seokjin impatiently yelling Yoongi’s name while Yoongi laughs in the background. Then, there are a few very soft clips of Seokjin: him sleeping on the train, him talking out the side of his mouth to the camera, him jumping down a few stairs and clicking his heels mid-air. It’s obvious Yoongi is the one who edited the video for its final production.

It cuts back to Yoongi and Seokjin, standing outside the entrance to the hotel.]

SEOKJIN
[directed towards Yoongi] Ready?

YOONGI 
Let’s go for it.

SEOKJIN
[directed towards the camera] All right! Let’s do this thang

[He moves towards the door, camera following him. Yoongi watches him for a moment before shooting out a hand and blocking Seokjin’s entrance into the building.]

YOONGI
Hey, hey, wait a moment. Aren’t you forgetting something?

SEOKJIN
Aren’t you… Hey, why are you looking at me like that?

[Yoongi stares at him with some kind of smoulder, absolutely cheesing.]

SEOKJIN
You can’t be serious.

[Yoongi waggles his eyebrows.]

SEOKJIN
[ears growing red] You’ll get kisses in the hotel!

YOONGI
[immediately, sing-songing] It’s tradition, hyung~!

[Seokjin makes a half-assed sour face, clearly just embarrassed. He attempts to angle his camera away, but the view switches to the GoPro Yoongi had been holding. Seokjin leans down and kisses Yoongi sweetly, his puffy lips smushing against Yoongi’s thinner ones for a second; he makes a little muwah sound as he pulls away, content at the feeling. In the few seconds it took to do that, his ears went from light pink to glowing red. Yoongi is grinning a bright, victorious smile.]

SEOKJIN
Art thou satisfied?

YOONGI
[smug in every way possible] Oh, just completely.

SEOKJIN
Good, you heathen. Now then! Are we ready?

YOONGI
Yes!

[Seokjin places his hand on the door knob. He glances back at Yoongi once, looks at the camera meaningfully, and then opens the door with a flourish.]

[The door opens into another plain set of doors.]

SEOKJIN
Ah.

YOONGI
[fond] Kind of ruined your big reveal, hm?

SEOKJIN
Why don't you just edit in a big reveal?

YOONGI
Authenticity, hyung.

SEOKJIN
[making fun of him in a high pitched tone] Authenticity.

[Yoongi cackles, moving forward and pushing open the second set of doors. Now it opens into a grand lobby, with a reception desk, a bar, sitting areas with velvet pink couches, and curiously, a fully furnished bed area. A chandelier hangs overhead, twinkling in the light. Camera equipment for lighting litters the place, left around the lobby. There's an obscene amount of fake plants positioned all around, almost too many for it to be tasteful.]

SEOKJIN
[satisfied] There we go.

[He dashes forward to the center of the lobby, swiftly turning to face Yoongi's camera. He spreads his arms wide and twirls a little bit. He looks around for a moment or two more, grinning widely, before recognition falls over his features.]

SEOKJIN
Hey... Isn't this place kind of familiar?

YOONGI
Uh... [he thinks for a moment] No...?

SEOKJIN
Yoongi, I think—think my mom used to watch a drama that was filmed here.

YOONGI
Seriously?

SEOKJIN
Yeah, I... I mean, nothing really stands out, but—I think it was, like, Suck out the Sun or something like that?

YOONGI
You mean Swallow the Sun?

SEOKJIN
Yeah! I don't remember anything from it, though.

YOONGI
I think my mom watched that, too. My mom and my older brother.

SEOKJIN
Hm.

[He looks around, taking it in.]

SEOKJIN
Well! I guess we're lucky! Let's take a look. 

[The main camera is transferred to Yoongi, who keeps the frame on himself for a few seconds to watch Seokjin offscreen. His gaze is soft. He licks his lips once, glances at the camera and back at Seokjin, and then refocuses.]

YOONGI
Let’s check out this bed, everyone. Shall we?

[He walks towards the section of the lobby that’s fitted to look like a bedroom. The bed has a white frame, four poster, with a grey and pink quilt over top of it. The side-table and wardrobe are a dark brown; next to the bed there is a padded bench, also pink in color. Yoongi hums, examining them. He moves toward the window and films the wheat fields that span for miles outside of it.]

YOONGI
Nice. Now, then…

[He places the camera on the side table, positioning it to capture the surface of the bed. He stretches his arms above his head and walks to the other side, then promptly lays down.

YOONGI
Nap time.

[The camera films him for five more seconds, unmoving.]

[CUT: Seokjin films himself looking at the reception desk. He jumps the counter and sits heavily in the rolly chair behind it. Like a lot of the other furniture, the desk is made of dark wood. There are papers scattered around, and a prop telephone on the counter, but not much else. He twists around in the seat, zooming in on the wall of keys behind him, and then gets up.

SEOKJIN
[calling to Yoongi] There’s not much to see over here! What do you have?

[He walks over to the bed area, filming the high ceiling and columns that decorate the lobby and its walls.]

SEOKJIN
W… Hey! Get up!

[He comes to Yoongi’s side and pulls at his arm. Yoongi blinks open an eye and grabs Seokjin’s wrist, pulling at him. Seokjin almost loses his balance, catching himself on the bed, but his GoPro does bounce onto the mattress.]

YOONGI
Hey there.

SEOKJIN
Shut up.

[He does manage to pull Yoongi up, thrusting the camera into his hands. He moves Yoongi in front of him, making sure he walks away from the bed. He kicks up a leg to hit Yoongi in the butt, but misses. Yoongi walks quickly towards the corner of the lobby where the bar sits. Seokjin’s eyes widen, and he trots after him.

SEOKJIN
Do you think they have real stuff?

YOONGI
If they did…

[They look at each other with a smirk.]

[CUT: Seokjin taking a bottle off the shelf and frowning when he finds it’s empty.]

YOONGI
Well…

SEOKJIN
[sadly] No presents for Jimin and Jungkook, I guess. Though these glasses… No. No, stealing is bad, Min Yoongi, how could you suggest something like that?

YOONGI
I didn’t suggest anyth—!

SEOKJIN
[suddenly] AH!

[Seokjin puts down the glass hard on the counter, backing up behind the bar.]

YOONGI
What—!

SEOKJIN
What the hell is that?!

[Seokjin points across the room, looking genuinely startled.]

YOONGI
What—What is what?

SEOKJIN
That! That! 

[He points aggressively; Yoongi finally turns his gaze and camera to—to a simple mirror. With his reflection in it.]

SEOKJIN
It’s a ghost!

YOONGI
Hyung, that’s not funny. You—[laughing]—You scared me!

[Seokjin laughs outrageously, before gathering himself. He trots to Yoongi’s side and coos at him, grinning.]

SEOKJIN
I’m sorry, ‘gichi. [making a kissy face]

YOONGI
[trying not to smile] Go away, heathen.

SEOKJIN
Yoongiii

YOONGi
[still smiling] No.

[Seokjin pouts and clings to Yoongi, holding him tight while he squirms.]

SEOKJIN
Yoongi, Yoongi!

[He makes another kissy face and struggles to land a peck on Yoongi’s face. Yoongi grimaces and resists, elbowing Seokjin like he’s 12 and not 26.]

YOONGI
Go away, fiend!

SEOKJIN
I will leave if you kiss me!

YOONGI
You’re annoying.

SEOKJIN
I love you!

[Yoongi stops. He looks at Seokjin, a blush rising on his cheeks. Seokjin grins at him cheesily. Yoongi stills long enough for him to smack a kiss on his cheeks, one, two, three times, moving towards his lips. Yoongi gets more red as he does so and eventually pushes his face away, wriggling out of his grip and retreating. Seokjin gives up, walking away to film a dining room across the lobby.

Yoongi stares after him spitefully. His gaze moves down to the camera, to which he smirks.]

YOONGI 
[whispering] If you're a new viewer, know this: Seokjin-hyung almost peed his pants in Yongma Land, after he thought he saw a ghost. You better watch that video after this one.

SEOKJIN 
[distant] Hey! Min Yoongi! What are you saying to them.

[Yoongi laughs, crinkle-eyed.]

YOONGI 
Nothing! You're hearing things!

SEOKJIN 
[voice growing more distant] Seriously! This guy… Bad boy, what am I going to do with him…

[Yoongi snickers. He walks down a hall that splits off from the lobby, trying doors and peeking inside the ones that open. He enters the ones that look interesting; a kitchen, a supply closet, a room with another bed. He captures the remnants of some kind of costume room, a place with makeup tables and mirrors for the actors to get ready, and empty racks for clothes. Yoongi pokes around, opening drawers to find hair ties and outdated makeup. He examines one pack of hair ties, and then puts it back down. He centers his camera on himself again.]

YOONGI
Stealing is bad, everyone.

SEOKJIN
[calling] Yoongi! A piano!

YOONGI
A piano?

SEOKJIN
In here! There’s a lounge. 

[The camera bounces as Yoongi jogs out of the room.]

YOONGI
Where are you?

SEOKJIN
[down the hall] Down here!

[Yoongi follows his voice. When he gets there, he walks through the open door, into a lounge. It’s colored red and golden-brown, embellishments on low coffee tables and on the ceiling. Red couches are placed all around the floor, with a raised, carpeted platform in the back center-right of the room. Seokjin has posed himself on the piano bench, grinning widely.]

YOONGI
Do you think it works?

SEOKJIN
One way to find out!

[Seokjin slaps a hand down on the keys; the piano calls out the notes, though out of tune.]

SEOKJIN
Oooooh, Min Yoongi~! [half-singing, half-shouting] You make my bones shake! [slam, slam, slam on the piano]

YOONGI
Hey! [laughing] Be gentle with that. 

SEOKJIN
[continuing soulfully, unbothered] Min Yoongi! [slam!] You make my earth quake!

[Yoongi sets his camera down on one of the tables, adjusting it so that it capture him and Seokjin behind the piano. He jogs onto the platform, nudging a grinning Seokjin to the side. He sits down, thrusts out his hands, and plays a key.]

YOONGI
Oof.

[It’s terribly out of tune.]

SEOKJIN
Will you play something?

YOONGI
I can try…

[His fingers hover over the keys for a moment. He frowns, placing them down, and then taking them off, and placing them down again. 

YOONGI
There’s a song that might not sound bad even if this is out of key… Um.

[He starts to play a lilting tune, one that stumbles over itself purposefully. It has a dismal tone, as if it would play over a rainy, overcast, old city. It is Gnossienne No. 1, written by Erik Satie. While he plays, though occasionally interrupted by an out of tune note, the image cuts: first to an empty room, a door closing shut, a hallway full of door leading nowhere. A spider crawling over an old dresser, or books falling out of their shelves. A barren bathroom, dust in a footed tub.]

[CUT: back to the two of them, Yoongi fading off in the song early.]

SEOKJIN
Creepy. Thank you, Yoongi. Just what I needed to get through the rest of this building.

YOONGI
You’re welcome.

SEOKJIN
Everyone, let’s clap for Yoongi for filling us with horror of the unknown!

[He claps rapidly, a lonely but excited sound. Yoongi smirks at him. He leans over and swiftly kisses his lips—Seokjin’s clapping ceases immediately—before he stands and heads towards the camera. Seokjin stares at Yoongi with embarrassed outrage.]

YOONGI
Surprise kiss! [finger guns]

SEOKJIN
Hey! You’re only allowed one per video!

[Yoongi snickers darkly.]

SEOKJIN
Well, now you just sound evil.

[CUT: Yoongi and Seokjin have taken themselves outside again, to reexamine the courtyards. There are many decorative pools and fountains. The grass on the ground is dead and grey, leaves left fallen, bushes left untrimmed. The concrete has cracked from lack of care, limestone stained dark and ugly. Dirt covers everything, giving it all a browned look. The bushes are sickly green and red, meager when the camera focuses on them.]

SEOKJIN
Hey, did you ever play that one game? That...

YOONGI
No.

SEOKJIN
I didn’t even say the full title.

YOONGI
Hyung, the only games I’ve ever really played have been with you.

SEOKJIN
I mean, I know you only play games with me, but you never touched one before meeting me?

YOONGI
Just wasn’t interested.

SEOKJIN
Hm.

[Their footsteps crunch on the dirty concrete for a moment in slightly awkward silence.]

SEOKJIN
Anyway! There’s this game called Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, and there are some aspects of this place that really remind me of it. Have I mentioned this before?

[Yoongi makes an unintelligible sound of interest.]

SEOKJIN
Yeah, I didn’t think so. I don’t remember much, but I’m pretty sure it takes place after some apocalypse event, but post-post apocalyptic, so the earth is like, reclaiming everything and all the concrete is getting torn up and stuff. This isn’t that level of abandoned yet, but I can totally see it happening.

YOONGI
Like vines and trees growing through the walls and stuff? I can see that.

SEOKJIN
Exactly, exactly…

[Seokjin trails off, focusing on the court towers scatter around the yard.]

SEOKJIN
Do you think these towers are safe to stand on?

YOONGI
Well... don't climb up there to test it out.

SEOKJIN
How else am I supposed to know?

[Seokjin starts walking up towards one of the towers, ducking his head under one of the arches.]

SEOKJIN
Hm!

YOONGI
What is it?

SEOKJIN
There aren't any stairs or anything. It's just made to looks like it works.

YOONGI
Makes sense. It's just a set, anyway.

SEOKJIN
Disappointing...

YOONGI
It's okay, hyung. We can stand on some of the balconies, I think.

SEOKJIN
I wanna explore this building first.

[He points to a large building, separate from the rest of the hotel.]

[CUT: Yoongi films Seokjin from behind, walking into the large building through an archway. A square room opens up before them, the ceiling open as well, letting natural light fall over the fountain that sits in the center. There are small pools of water around it, carved into the floor, the tile decorated with white motifs. There are doors located on either side of the building, leading pointlessly to the other side of the courtyard. The walls and floor are just as stained as the outside concrete.]

YOONGI
This is... pretty cool.

[He films columns climbing up the sides of the building, iron gates in front of some of the doors.]

SEOKJIN
They really went all out.

[There's a balcony over some of the arches. Seokjin looks around the building for an entrance or staircase leading upwards, but finds none.]

YOONGI
Hey, hyung.

SEOKJIN
Hm?

[Yoongi dips his fingers into the water standing still in the fountain, and flicks the water at Seokjin.]

SEOKJIN
Hey! How dare you!

YOONGI
Heh. [does it again]

SEOKJIN
You better run, Min Yoongi.

[Yoongi sticks his tongue out.]

[CUT: Yoongi sprints away from Seokjin, laughing wildly. He jumps over and clears a bush, feet slapping against the ground. He loops around the back; it takes a few seconds for Seokjin to catch up. For a split second, Yoongi peeks out from an archway. Seokjin sees him.]

SEOKJIN
Hey! Get your ass back over here!

[Yoongi's laugh sounds echoey and distant. Seokjin runs where he last saw him; through an open door in the back of the movie set. He enters and is immediately greeted by a long hallway of doors, unmarked by numbers.]

SEOKJIN
Uh oh.

[CUT: A shot Yoongi's self-cam, him hiding behind one of the doors of the room. He snickers fiendishly.]

[CUT: Back to Seokjin, who starts knocking on and opening doors.]

SEOKJIN
Yoongichi? [opens door] Yoongi-chi-chi? [closes door and moves onto the next one] Yoongi-chi-chi-chi—Ah.

[He has opened a door only to be faced with a brick wall.]

SEOKJIN
Oh… That's not normal.

[He closes it and moves on.]

SEOKJIN
Yoongi-yah! I’m tired of this! Come out; I miss you!

[He opens another door, and is again faced with a brick wall. He makes a face and moves on.]

SEOKJIN
Yoongi-moongi, c’mon now~! 

[He opens another door, relieved that there is just an empty room behind it. When he closes the door again, he jumps. For a moment, he thinks he sees a figure standing down the hall.]

SEOKJIN
Yoongi…?

[The figure disappears. Seokjin stares for a moment later, cringing a little to himself. The camera shakes a little, like he’s trembling.]

SEOKJIN
Seriously, Yoongi, you’re making me nervous… Please come out.

[CUT: Yoongi frowns to himself in the room he hides in.]

YOONGI
[to the camera] I don’t like the sound of that. 

[He stands, opening the door of the room he’s in. It’s just a few paces ahead of Seokjin, who stands, anxiously frozen, at the last door he opened.]

YOONGI
What’s wrong?

SEOKJIN
[frowning] I just saw something weird, that’s all. [attempting a smile] Did you know some of the doors lead to brick walls?

YOONGI
Probably because they didn’t have enough money to flesh out the building entirely—just what they needed for the drama. What did you see?

[Seokjin shrugs.]

SEOKJIN
I can’t… I don’t know. I thought there was someone else here.

[Yoongi frowns.]

YOONGI
Alright… I didn’t see or hear anyone when I came over here, but… It is a pretty big building. Don’t worry about it, hyung. Okay? If there is someone, I doubt they’ll be really hostile towards us.

SEOKJIN
[hesitant] ...Okay.

[CUT: They make their way up to the second floor together, Seokjin loosely holding Yoongi’s hand.]

YOONGI
Ah, it looks like there are some vanities up here, too. 

[Right where the staircase opens up to the second floor, three vanities sit against the wall. They’re old-style, square mirrors with bulbs lining their frames.]

SEOKJIN
Cute.

[He leans down to see himself properly in the mirror, throwing up a peace sign. When he looks closer in the mirror, his expression drops into a serious one.]

SEOKJIN
Hey, what is that?

YOONGI
[scoffs] So soon? Don’t do this again, hyung. 

SEOKJIN
No, I’m serious. Look at that. 

[He points to something dark and moving behind them, across the upper balcony. Yoongi looks behind them, squinting.]

YOONGI
I don’t… Oh. I don’t know. 

SEOKJIN
You see that?

[Yoongi uses his camera to zoom in on the figure.]

YOONGI
I…

SEOKJIN
What is that?

[Yoongi zooms in some more, and breathes a sigh of relief. The figure is just a couple of crows picking at a jacket on a coat rack.]

YOONGI
It’s just some birds. I don’t know how they got in, though.

SEOKJIN
That’s really weird, Yoongi… [weakly] I don’t like this.

YOONGI
We can go home after we check out some of these upstairs rooms, okay?

[Seokjin bites his lip. He glances at the birds again, and slides closer to Yoongi, taking his hand.]

SEOKJIN
Let’s just find the balcony and take some nice pictures or something.

YOONGI
Okay, baby. We can do that. 

[CUT: Yoongi and Seokjin open door after door until they finally find the one leading out to the balcony, with spans across the building’s front. Seokjin focuses on their hands wrapped together as they make their way to the center part of the balcony. Yoongi doesn’t holdhis hand loosely, firmly keeping their fingers laced. His thumb rubs over Seokjin’s knuckles. Seokjin turns the camera and starts shooting the view from above. The front garden spans outwards like something from a castle, though it’s brown and dried out. It is easy to tell how beautiful it would be if it were in full bloom. From there, there’s forest and more forest, and then farmland starts up, meticulously upkept and arranged across the landscape in cute patches. 

Seokjin takes a deep breath. Yoongi leans onto his side.]

SEOKJIN
The air is so fresh out here, guys. It’s so, so nice.

YOONGI
Jeju really is something else, huh?

SEOKJIN
It really is. 

[He eyes drift to where he knows their car is parked. The spaces around it are empty; they are the only ones at the set. It gives him some relief; his mind must have just been playing tricks on him.]

SEOKJIN
Okay, I… I feel a little better about this. Maybe we can check out a few more rooms.

[CUT: Yoongi and Seokjin walk down the main staircase, back towards the lobby. Seokjin slides his hand down the railing, holding his GoPro loosely in his left hand.]

SEOKJIN
Where else do we have to explore?

[Yoongi hums. The image of the camera adjusts manually as he reconfigures it to the late afternoon light.]

YOONGI
Probably the basement, if you want to go down there, and maybe some of the staff rooms? We didn’t see much of the, like, place where keys are kept and stuff. I wanna check more supply closets and see if there’s equipment people left behind. 

SEOKJIN
‘Kay. 

[The floor creaks a little too loudly with Seokjin’s next step. They both still, meeting each other’s gaze. Seokjin tests the creakiness of the wood a few more times, and then continues normally down the stairs.]

SEOKJIN
This place can’t be so old that the wood has started rotting, can it?

YOONGI
Not really sure. There wasn’t much information about it, but nothing looks super old and rickety. 

SEOKJIN
True. 

[He jumps off the last few stairs, shoes clatting on the nice flooring of the hotel lobby. He looks around, eyeing things in the distance. There is a moment of quiet.]

SEOKJIN
Yoongichi, do you think the dead inhabit the places they were killed, or just places where no one else is?

YOONGI
[stepping up next to him] Uh… 

[The camera bounces a little, Yoongi shifting it in his hands.]

YOONGI
I really can’t s—

[A loud, unquestionable bang sounds off in the background. Seokjin jumps, moving away from Yoongi and then scurrying back to his side. The camera view switches to the GoPro he holds; the both of them look nervous, Seokjin wide-eyed and glancing around while Yoongi tries to figure out the source of the noise.]

YOONGI
Upstairs…?

[Several more bangs sound off, reminiscent of slamming doors. Seokjin cringes into Yoongi’s side, fingers clamped tight around his arm.]

YOONGI
What the hell…

SEOKJIN
[immediately] Is there someone here with us? Did you see anyone pull up behind our car? I didn’t see anyone.

YOONGI
No, it should just be us.

SEOKJIN
Okay. Uh, I...

[He looks nervously off camera, brows pushed together in fear or concern. He bites his lip, backing up. Yoongi watches him, the arm not holding the GoPro reaching out to him. Another slam sounds off, closer. Too close.]

SEOKJIN
Yoongi, I don’t like this. I don’t like this, I don’t like this, I don’t like this I don’t…

YOONGI
Babe.

SEOKJIN
Yoongi, I—we should go. I want to go.

[Yoongi hesitates for barely a second. He looks Seokjin in the eyes, reads the emotion there, the tense lines of Seokjin’s face and shoulders, his shaking, wide eyes. He nods. He relaxes, and starts pulling the camera away.]

YOONGI
Alright, let’s go. No big deal. No losses.

[CUT: Yoongi sits at a desk in a hotel. He looks tired, but freshly showered. In the background, the sound of Seokjin taking his turn in the shower can be heard. Yoongi rubs his face with his hands, wiping at his eyes. He looks tired.]

YOONGI
Okay, hey guys. Sorry to cut the exploration short, but we got really freaked out. I guess even places not advertised as haunted can still be creepy, haha. [rubbing his neck] Anyway, we made it out just fine. Don’t think we’ll ever go back, but yeah. It was really pretty, actually. I kind of wish I could have taken more pictures, but it’s alright. I think it’s better that we got outta there. 

Right now, Seokjin-hyung and I will finish washing up and head off to sleep. We’ll keep vlogging as we explore, and hopefully this can be posted when we get back. Just wanna thank you all for your support. It’s really fun to chat with you guys on social media and stuff. 

[He puts his chin in his hands, thinking for a moment]

YOONGI
Ah, right. I also wanted to say, let’s not make fun of Jin-hyung for getting scared. We didn’t expect to run into any problems at the set, so him seeing what he did is like, really kind of sensitive. Definitely different from Yongma Land. [laughs] That’s all. Have a good night, everyone. See you.