every time you finish a route and do another one you change realities / universes, and all evidence of you having been there disappears.
- jaehee in the cafe alone, serving and greeting customers thinking that something’s wrong, something feels missing, why is she doing this alone? but she can’t put her finger on it so she goes on like this until she realizes she can’t do this any more. yoosung and zen come to the cafe one day to see her cleaning the tables for one last time. she can’t run this business feeling like there’s a huge hole in her, can’t do it without knowing what it is. they watch her pack up her things and flip the sign to closed for the last time.
- yoosung’s confused. he’s not sure why he’s blind, or why he doesn’t feel like playing as much lolol as he used to. could it be that seven played a prank on him that he forgot about? that has to be it- that night, he dreams of being a vet like he’d always wanted to be. but more than that, he dreams of being with someone - someone who kisses him sweetly and someone he knows he’ll forget when he wakes up. the dream never goes away.
- zen is congratulated by the rest of the rfa after he dismisses echo girl. he’s happy, but the drive home is silent (jumin’d offered to drive him back to his apartment, probably the only nice thing that he’ll ever do for zen). of course, jumin being jumin, he nearly crashes the car into a pole, and for a moment zen is driven to leap into the back seat, because for that split second or two there is someone in the back seat. a shadow, someone who he must protect with his life. but the moment passes. jumin laughs at zen for behaving so strangely and asks what’s wrong with him. zen doesn’t know.
- jumin clicks off a phone call from his father, who’d been yapping on and on about glam and sarah choi and how jumin shouldn’t have publicly embarrassed them. he’s frustrated, and ignores the concern his chauffeur expresses, opting to glare at his phone instead. a part of him knows that he shouldn’t have done that - why had he? no one was at stake. the swarm of the reporters must have made him dizzy, confused him- he takes this out on jaehee the next day, piling on as much work as he can on her. zen gets angry (don’t you know how stressed jaehee has been? how could you do this?) and brings jaehee back home. jumin’s slumped in his office, alone, the cursing of his father that he’d been subject to bouncing around in his head. jaehee, slumped over and unconscious from the sheer amount of exhaustion that had stacked. zen’s white face, features trembling- jumin is a broken man, and as he closes his eyes and takes a long drink from the bottle he can almost hear a feminine voice telling him that he’s better than this.
- 707 works on autopilot. saeran is back - check. yoosung is playing lolol - check. jaehee and jumin are having their usual daily fight - check. zen is admiring himself in the mirror - check. but there’s only so long you can hold out before you realize that something’s wrong. he sees a picture of himself in the nun outfit and laughs out loud, but he’s confused. he didn’t send this to anyone - none of them would have been entertained by it. sinking into his computer chair, he notices another strange indicator of odd happenings having taken place - there’s a cctv feed, or rather, there was. it’s just a black screen now. what could it have led to? he switches off his computers and pops a dr pepper can open. and maybe, just maybe - that’s more tragic than any reset theory where he remembers that you chose someone else. maybe him never knowing that you existed, that you were in love, is the real tragedy.