Jamie and Grace pull up to a house in a Santa Monica neighborhood. Jamie turns the car off and unbuckles his seatbelt. He quickly gets out of the car to open up Grace’s car door. She unbuckles her seat belt and holds Jamie’s hand as she exits the car. Jamie closes the door behind her and they begin to walk toward the house.
Grace: This is a nice place you’re staying in.
Jamie: Thanks; the guys were the ones that booked it for the summer.
Jamie opens the front door of the house and lets Grace walk in first. She looks around before Jamie closes the door behind them. She follows Jamie toward a staircase.
A door opens and the lights are turned on; it’s Jamie’s bedroom. Grace looks around, a bit nervous to be in here. Jamie awkwardly stands at the door before Grace sits down on a chair in the room.
Jamie: So, uhm, I figured you could sleep in here for the night and I can sleep on the couch.
Grace: You don’t gotta be kicked out of your own room; I can sleep on the sofa–
Jamie shakes his head no.
Jamie: It’s completely okay.
He walks over to his dresser and looks through the drawers. He pulls out a t-shirt and a pair of shorts. He walks over to Grace to hand them to her.
Jamie: You can freshen up in the bathroom if you’d like.
Grace: Thanks, Jamie.
Jamie nods his head and closes the bedroom door. When he does, he lets out a deep breath.
In the middle of the night, Kevin walks down the hallway and opens the door to Shawn’s room. He tits his head when he doesn’t see Shawn in his bed. He closes the door and proceeds to walk toward Jamie’s room.
Kevin: *knocks on door* Hyung?
No answer. Kevin puts his ear to the door before knocking on it again.
When he doesn’t get an answer, he rolls his eyes and slowly opens the door of Jamie’s bedroom. He calls for Jamie before entering it.
Kevin: Hyung, Shawn didn’t come home tonight, do you know where he went?
No answer. Kevin grows frustrated and sighs, walking towards the bed.
Kevin: Hyung! Wake up!
He pulls the covers away from the bed and immediately notices that the person in Jamie’s bed wasn’t Jamie. He yells in shock, waking up Grace and startling her. She screams in horror.
The scream echoes throughout the house, which wakes up Jamie in the living room. He jumps up, waking from his sleep.
Jamie runs up the stairs towards his room. He opens his bedroom door and stops when he sees Kevin standing there. Grace is wrapped up in a blanket on the opposite side of the room. Kevin looks at Jamie, confused.
Jamie swallows hard. He doesn’t answer back, he just looks at Grace.
Jamie: *to Grace* Are you okay?
Grace nods her head. Jamie proceeds to look at Kevin.
Kevin scoffs and walks out of Jamie’s room. Jamie looks back at Grace.
Jamie: I’m sorry.
Grace: It’s… fine.
Jamie doesn’t say anything back. He just closes the bedroom door as he exits. Grace wears an unsettled look on her face.
Jamie runs down the staircase towards Kevin’s room. He catches the door before it is slammed shut by Kevin. He walks in, closing it behind him.
Jamie: Kevin, let me explain–
Kevin: Explain what? How the woman that broke your heart is in your bed all of a sudden? She must really have you wrapped around her finger…
Jamie: It’s not like that–
Kevin: I thought Shawn was incompetent when it came to women but my god, you must be the most stupid man I’ve ever met!
Jamie: *stern* Ya~
Kevin: No! Don’t tell me I should show you respect as my senior! I am talking to you as a friend, Jamie. How the hell did you even know she was in Santa Monica?
Jamie: I-I didn’t. I mean, I did, but I didn’t–
Kevin laughs and shakes his head.
Kevin: I’m not going to sit here and watch you destroy yourself again over a woman with issues like Grace–
Jamie: *snaps* Ya! Don’t talk about her like that!
Kevin: Whatever, Jamie. You can see your way out of my room.
Kevin turns his back toward Jamie.
Jamie: Maybe when Shawn comes home from her cousin’s house, you can ask him why Grace is here in the first place.
Kevin doesn’t respond. Jamie leaves Kevin’s room.
When Jamie enters the living room, he stops in place when he sees Grace sitting there, still in his t-shirt and shorts. Jamie takes a deep breath and walks slowly toward the couch. He sits on the opposite side of where Grace is. Nothing is said.
Grace: Maybe coming here was a bad idea.
Jamie: You did nothing wrong. I apologize for how tonight went.
Grace: No, no. I should just go while I can–
Before Grace can leave the couch, Jamie grabs her by the arm. She’s startled at the touch, which Jamie notices right away. He immediately takes his hand back.
Jamie: Just… stay for the night. I will drive you home in the morning.
Grace doesn’t say anything right away. She sighs loudly.
Jamie nods as Grace walks back up the staircase, towards Jamie’s room.
Grace: Goodnight, Jamie.
Jamie looks up towards the staircase.
The door to Jamie’s room closes. Jamie cups his face with his hands; exhausted from the night.