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Nae-ri Gas Station is a fictional location from Songju City, where Kim Nam-joon works as a gas station attendant.

Notes[]

Nam-joon has started working night shifts at the gas station since last month. He has also started going to the library every day. In the library he tries his hardest to concentrate and browse through some magazines but it is not easy. On the way back to the gas station from the library, he notices a woman. This was the same woman who he had seen distributing flyers on the overpass that day, and who also came to the same library. Nam-joon feels that they are similar going to the same library, taking the same route, sighing the same way. He had even bought a hair- tie for her on a whim after seeing her yellow elastic hair-tie.

He notices the woman had fallen asleep when her stop arrived. He hesitates to wake her up. In the end he leaves just putting the hair-tie on the bag and gets off. He remembers that a few days ago he had seen graffiti on the wall near the bus stop and he had automatically looked around for Tae-hyung, but judging by the spray cans still left it seemed as if he had run away in a hurry.

–花樣年華 THE NOTES 1
Nam-joon, 13 July Year 22

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See also: BTS Universe/Timeline

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Year 22

March 29: Tae-hyung gets hit by the gas station owner for doing graffiti there. He crouches below his graffiti, remembering the time when he started doing them. Back then, he just picked up a spray can and started spraying on the wall with no thought. Though he thought it was ugly, he knew it was a part of him. Tae-hyung begins to cough up blood when Nam-joon appears and picks up the spraycan. He then helps Tae-hyung stand back up.[1][2]


April 11: Seok-jin abruptly stops the car, having been lost in thought to not have noticed the traffic light earlier. Students pass by as Seok-jin watches and smiles at them. He knows what he has to do, yet it didn't mean he wasn't afraid. He wonders if he could really save everyone despite the many attempts. He drives towards the gas station while having these thoughts. As Seok-jin sees Nam-joon, he takes a deep breath and pictures everyone in his mind. Even if it was less than a one percent chance, he won't give up. He then approaches Nam-joon.[3]


April 11: Seok-jin wakes up again. In the previous timeline, they were at a beach on May 22 when Tae-hyung climbed up a platform and leaped off. A mirror breaks and brings Seok-jin back to April 11.[4] Later that day, Nam-joon is working at the gas station when a crumbled bill brushes against his face. The customers are laughing at him, and from the distance he sees Seok-jin. He wants to stand up against them but knows that he can't because he's just a part-timer at the gas station. Nam-joon bends his head low when he sees Seok-jin pick up the bill as the customers drive away. Seok-jin doesn't move nor speak.[5] Jung-kook climbs to the rooftop and stands on the edge. He is about to jump off when his phone rings, revealing to be Yoon-gi.[6] Jung-kook and Yoon-gi walk along the train tracks and arrive at Nam-joon's container, which was the fourth one from the end. Ho-seok had invited him to join him to meet up with Nam-joon and Tae-hyung. The two come inside, with Ho-seok surprised that Yoon-gi actually came. Soon thereafter, Nam-joon comes inside with Tae-hyung, whose shirt is torn during his chase with the police. Yoon-gi sits in the corner as he watches the others. Nam-joon gives Tae-hyung a T-shirt,[7] Ho-seok gives out burgers and drinks, and Jung-kook stands awkwardly. Yoon-gi notes how the scene looked like back in high school. He wonders where Seok-jin and Ji-min are. He feels himself at ease, even if it was his first time going to the container.[8]


Meaningful location mention[]

Year 22

BU 13 July Year 22 (Love Yourself Tear)

Nam-joon with the hair tie.

July 13: Nam-joon is on a bus looking at the girl. He has known the girl for a month, although they haven't really talked to each other at all. He intends to give her a hair tie. He has always thought about what the girl's thoughts are, especially whenever she gets off the bus for her stop. Eventually, her stop grows near and passengers get off. However, the girl seems to have been asleep. Nam-joon contemplates waking her up but ends up not moving before the bus drives to the next stop. Soon, Nam-joon’s stop comes and he still debates whether or not to wake her up, knowing the possibility she'll wake up much far from her destination and get more stressed about it. In the end, he leaves the hair tie next to her and gets off without waking her up.[9][10]


Location mention[]

Year 22

BU - 11 April Year 22 (Love Yourself Her)

Jung-kook getting beaten up by thugs.

April 11: Seok-jin goes to the beach, reminiscing the time they all went there before.[11] He notes how everything stayed the same, except this time he was alone. He turns back and hops onto his car. He passes by their old school as his window is kept open. He heads off to the gas station where Nam-joon works at.[12] Meanwhile, Jung-kook bumps into some thugs on purpose, leading him to get beaten up. The thugs call Jung-kook crazy for laughing while getting beaten up and start hitting him more. He is eventually left on the ground as he recalls how his step-brother would kick him, the rest of his new family would not acknowledge his existence, and his mother would act indifferent. He goes up to a construction site and stands at the edge of the railing before almost losing balance. Jung-kook realises then that if he dies, no one would be sad for him.[13] Nam-joon is at his container looking for a T-shirt for Tae-hyung to change with. Tae-hyung picks on himself, and Nam-joon and Ho-seok catch a glimpse of Tae-hyung’s bruised back. Nam-joon pretends to not have seen it, jokingly scolding Tae-hyung for being late due to doing graffiti and getting caught. He pretends to hit him while Yoon-gi goes up to hit Tae-hyung's shoulder.[14]


June 15: Nam-joon talks about a boy named Song Woo-chang who he had first met two months ago. He had always seen him play around but noted how he always wore the same clothes. Eventually, as he leaves the gas station today, he sees Woo-chang again. He plans to ignore him and eat some ramyeon and sleep. However, he knows he only has one pack of ramyeon left and he wasn't in the mood to stock more. In the end, he walks to Woo-chang and offers him his last ramyeon.[15]


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References[]

  1. HYYH: The Notes (Love Yourself: Answer) Tae-hyung – 29 March Year 22
  2. HYYH: The Notes 1 (What to Look for When Lost) Tae-hyung – 29 March Year 22
  3. HYYH: The Notes (Love Yourself: Tear) Seok-jin – 11 April Year 22
  4. HYYH: The Notes (Love Yourself: Answer) Seok-jin – 11 April Year 22
  5. HYYH: The Notes (Love Yourself: Answer) Nam-joon – 11 April Year 22
  6. HYYH: The Notes (Love Yourself: Answer) Jung-kook – 11 April Year 22
  7. HYYH: The Notes (Love Yourself: Her) Nam-joon – 11 April Year 22
  8. HYYH: The Notes (Love Yourself: Answer) Yoon-gi – 11 April Year 22
  9. HYYH: The Notes (Love Yourself: Tear) Nam-joon – 13 July Year 22
  10. LOVE YOURSELF Highlight Reel '轉' (1:13)
  11. HYYH: The Notes 1 (Everything Started from Here) Jung-kook – 12 June Year 19
  12. HYYH: The Notes (Love Yourself: Her) Seok-jin – 11 April Year 22
  13. HYYH: The Notes (Love Yourself: Her) Jung-kook – 11 April Year 12
  14. HYYH: The Notes (Love Yourself: Her) Nam-joon – 11 April Year 22
  15. HYYH: The Notes (Map of the Soul: Persona) Nam-joon – 15 June Year 22

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