Jamie stands in front of the bathroom mirror and looks at his red, sunburnt skin. He winces every time he touches it to apply aloe vera gel on it. Shawn walks past the bathroom and returns to see what Jamie is doing.
Shawn: *confused* Hyung?
Jamie looks at Shawn through the mirror.
Shawn: What happened to your skin? You look like a tomato!
Jamie turns around to physically face Shawn, who is now laughing at Jamie’s appearance. Jamie takes the aloe gel and exits the bathroom door. Shawn follows Jamie to his room.
Shawn: Seriously; what happened to you?
Jamie: I went to the beach and… didn’t apply enough sunblock on.
Shawn: Are you sure you put any on?
Jamie rolls his eyes and proceeds to apply the gel to his skin.
Jamie: I wanted to experience what it was like to get a tan–
Shawn: *laughs* Hyung, that is not a tan!
Jamie: Listen, it will! Grace told me it will eventually…
Shawn’s eyes widen as he crosses his arms, leaning on the doorframe.
Shawn: Grace, huh? So you went to the beach today with Grace?
Jamie: Ya, it’s not even like that. You took her cousin away from her today; I guess she was bored and I was the last best thing…
Shawn: More like the first best thing. *teases* So you’re trying to impress her with a tan?
Jamie sighs as Shawn is heard laughing at his own jokes. Jamie tries to get the conversation off of him.
Jamie: What did you and Skylar do today?
Shawn: We went to the Promenade and explored the shops before we ate at a Japanese restaurant.
Jamie: *confused* Japanese?
Shawn nodded as he began to read the words on the aloe gel bottle. Jamie chuckled.
Jamie: Skylar knows you’re Korean, right?
Shawn: *confused* Why wouldn’t she?
Jamie shakes his head and proceeds to put a tank top on.
Jamie: You and Skylar should try a margarita when you go out again. Apparently, it’s a fruit-like alcohol beverage.
Shawn: How is it?
Jamie: I don’t know; I didn’t try it.
Shawn hands Jamie back to aloe gel bottle.
Shawn: Then how do you know about it?
Jamie: I saw it on this menu and it sounds good, but I didn’t get one because Gr– I had to drive Grace back home.
Shawn: *laughs* I bet you Grace had one then!
Jamie doesn’t answer. Both Jamie and Shawn hear the front door open downstairs. They both look down toward the front door and see Kevin walk in. Kevin is seen dropping all of his equipment near the door; out of control.
Shawn: Did you die on your hike?
Kevin looks up at Shawn. He rolls his eyes.
Kevin: I can’t feel my legs; I need to soak in a bath…
Kevin walks up the stairs and stops at the sight of Jamie.
Kevin: Hyung, what the hell happened to your skin?
Shawn starts to laugh all over again.
Jamie: Nothing, Kevin. I went to the beach today–
Kevin: Did you apply cooking oil on your skin instead of sunblock? Really though, you look like crispy fried chicken–
Shawn laughs hard enough to the point he begins to cough.
Jamie: Ya~ that’s enough.
Shawn: He went to the beach with Grace today…
Kevin: *shocked* Why did you go to the beach with Grace?
Jamie: Because Shawn was with Skylar and she was probably bored. I didn’t have anything to do, so I just went.
Kevin: And that’s all you went for? Just to keep her company?
Jamie nodded his head. Shawn watches the interaction. Kevin walks past the two men to go toward the bathroom.
Kevin: I mean I guess that’s okay since Shawn was out with her cousin.
Once Kevin closes the bathroom door behind him, Shawn slaps Jamie on his arm, causing Jamie to wince in pain.
Jamie: Ya! What was that for?
Shawn: Why are you lying to Kevin? You know you wanted to go and see Grace again.
Jamie: *annoyed* You don’t know that. I went to keep her company, and that’s all I did.
Shawn: Keep telling yourself that. Isn’t that how you first fell in love with her back in New York?
Jamie walks toward his bedroom, wanting to end the conversation.
Jamie: This time is different.
Shawn: Again, keep telling yourself that!
Jamie’s bedroom door closes shut. Jamie takes in a deep breath and sits on the edge of his bed. He hears his phone vibrate on the nightstand next to his bed. He looks back at it and reaches for it. He reads the notification on his lock screen.
Grace: You still owe me kpop idol jamie in a karaoke bar! >:]
Jamie smiles at the message. He unlocks his screen and responds back to her.
Jamie: Just pick the time and place, jagiya--
Jamie quickly backspaces the message and corrects himself.
Jamie: Just pick the time and place, Grace 🙂