In which six boys think spending the night in a cabin located somewhere in Engelberg, Switzerland is a good idea.
That's why he decided to go on a short holiday with his mates, taking them somewhere in Europe.
Their hotel was right next to a ski run and it was just lovely, being all snowy and cold.
"We've been here for days.. Tomorrow is our last one and we're doing nothing."
"Should we ski?"
Namjoon raises his eyebrow.
"I dont know if I'm coming with you then. I hate skiing."
"Oh cmon Joonie! When will you get to ski in Switzerland again?"
Namjoon sighs, shaking his head.
"Ah alright! I cant resist your pouts."
Jungkook smiles as Hoseok stands up, clapping his hands.
"Lets go! But we have to be back soon if we want to go to the cabin."
"I knew I should've stayed inside!"
Namjoon has been complaining for ten minutes already.
Taehyung rolls his eyes.
"Just shut up. It's nothing."
"Nothing?! You call this nothing?! I fell while skiing! My ankle is swollen!"
Jimin makes a disgusted face.
"I think I need to go to the hospital or something. Im afraid I wont make it to the cabin."
Hoseok makes a confused face.
"Why not? How are we getting there? Don't tell me we're gonna walk all the way to the cabin!"
Taehyung's silence sounds a lot like a yes.
"You mean there won't be a car taking us?"
Yoongi looks at the youngest as if he was judging him.
"Do you see where we are?"
"And do you see, by chance, any car?"
Jungkook looks down.
"There's your answer."
Namjoon shrieks as he tries to move from the chair he was sitting on.
Jin shakes his head.
"But we can't leave you alone! I'll stay with you."
"You can't be alone."
Namjoon doesn't want to hear them.
He laughs as he points at a boy behind the counter.
"You guys can go, really. Have fun and all. Just call me so I know everything's okay."
They all hug him, grateful.
According to the owner it was warm, comfortable and big enough for all of them.
It was placed in the middle of a valley surrounded by a few trees and silence was a commonplace.
They even had a little snowball fight that resulted in Jungkook winning and Jimin whining because the snow was too cold.
It had two floors, the second one being the one where their rooms were. The kitchen was spacious and well-stocked while the living room had a nice fireplace.
The only flaw was the fact that windows were very tiny.
He sighs, rolling his eyes.
"It's empty! Someone has to find some firewood or we'll freeze to death tonight."
Taehyung looks at him, surprised.
"Eh? Empty? I didn't pay for this!"
Jimin giggles, again.
Jimin raises his middle finger at Taehyung.
Both Yoongi and Jungkook are sitting in front of the fireplace and look too tired to move, so Hoseok volunteers.
"I'll go look for some firewood."
"But you could get lost!"
"Yeah, but we need it."
"Alright fine but you're not going alone."
Hoseok is offended.
"Excuse me? Are you implying that I can't take care of myself? Plus what's up with you and the whole 'don't be alone' shit?"
Jin is about to protest when Taehyung pats his back.
"Chill, we're on a holiday."
Yoongi laughs as Taehyung pushes Jungkook's feet off the table, making a disgusted face.
Hoseok opens the front door.
"Well, I'll go."
Jin gives him a torch.
"In case it gets too dark. It's already 6 pm so it should be dark soon.. Please be fast."
Hoseok rolls his eyes and nods.
"Will do. Try not to freeze to death in the meantime."
Jin giggles as he goes back inside.
Hoseok takes a deep breath and goes.
The sunset is beautiful and he looks like he's walking on diamonds which makes him feel like he's in a fairy tale.
He hums a song as he enters the woods in search of firewood.
He didn't realise how far into the wood he got and it's getting darker.
Hoseok tries to turn on the torch Jin gave him and sighs, grateful that his footprints were still visible.
He follows them, feeling less worried.
He decides to walk faster and keeps following the footprints he left.
He didn't notice snow started falling from the sky, erasing his traces.
Jimin and Jungkook are cuddled up in a weak attempt to keep each other warm as the rest of them is sharing a blanket and drinking some hot tea Yoongi made.
Jungkook breaks the silence.
"It's snowing so hard... Look outside. It's all white."
"It's almost been an hour and a half and Hoseok is still out there. What should we do?"
"I don't know. Someone should call him."
Jimin nods and takes his phone but makes a disappointed face right away.
"There's no service here."
"Does that mean we can't call Joonie? He's going to be so worried!"
Jin shakes his head.
"I don't think so... There's nothing to be worried about, actually. Maybe just the fact we're freezing to death."
Yoongi gets up.
"That's it. I'm going to look for him."
"Are you sure about that? It's so dark outside and as Kookie said, it's snowing and it can only get worse, you know?"
Yoongi rolls his eyes as he grabs a flashlight.
"Chill. He's probably around here, it won't take too long. I'll be back soon, okay?"
It's pitch black outside and the snow keeps falling: it almost reaches his knees.
He wonders how Hoseok could have found some firewood in this place but then he sees a wood and figures he went that way.
He struggles as he walks.
"Hoseok?" he shouts, hoping he could hear him.
His voice echoes and sends shivers down his spine.
As he decides to enter deeper into the wood he uses his pocketknife to mark the trees.
Just in case.
There's no Wi-Fi, there are no books, not even a television.
Jin turns to Taehyung.
"How much did you pay for this? It was cheap wasn't it?"
Taehyung is almost offended.
"Of course it was? I'm not a billionaire, you know? Be thankful."
"I'm so bored! What can we do?"
"Should we make some food for when they come back? A soup or something warm?"
Jungkook gets up, making Jimin whine.
He looks outside and suddenly smiles.
"Hey, I have an idea! Gather here kids!"
Jimin looks excited.
"I found an exciting way to pass the time! Do we have candles?"
Jin makes a confused face.
"Do you want to burn the cabin down?"
"No," he rolls his eyes "I dont."
"We're in a cabin right?"
They nod, looking at each other.
"It's snowing hard outside, right?"
They nod again.
"We're in the middle of nowhere... There's nothing to do..."
"Just tell us already you dumbass!"
"Ah fuck you, you ruined the moment!"
Jimin grabs a flashlight and rushes back to the sofa.
"No one cares! Come here and leave the food there! It's time for a scary story."
The youngest sets the timer for the soup and does as told.
Jungkook looks thrilled and impatient: he really likes it when Jimin narrates his scary stories because he gets to be cuddled after that.
Jimin points the flashlight to his face.
"Are you ready?"
"There was a hunter who got lost in the middle of an immense forest. It was getting dark so he decided to head in one direction until he was clear of the increasingly oppressive foliage. After what seemed like hours he came across a cabin in a clearing."
Taehyung gulps as Jimin grins.
"No way! That was so creepy! Good job, Jiminie!"
Taehyung stares at the void as his breathing gets faster, while Jin makes an unimpressed face but secretly checks the window behind him.
"Ah! I scared you, didn't I?"
Taehyung gets up, looking pale and scared.
"I need to get some fresh air."
Jin nods, giggling, as Jungkook rushes to Jimin to get his cuddles.
They try to open the door.
The timer goes off.
Jungkook rushes to the kitchen and turns off the stove.
Jimin gets serious.
"What do you mean it's not opening?"
Jin slams his shoulder against the door, trying to get it opened.
"The snow is blocking it!"
They all jump when a rock hits the window.
"What are you doing?"
"Eh? I want to know who threw it?"
"What if it's someone else.."
"Jeez, Tae! That was just a story, it never happened! Quit being such a coward."
He frees himself and takes a look outside.
No one is there.
Jin screams and points at another window.
"I saw a shadow! Turn the lights on, quick!"
Taehyung turns the lights back on and hides behind Jin.
"You saw what?"
Jungkook takes a look as well but all he sees is darkness.
He opens the window and "Hello? Who's there?"
"Its me you idiots! I'm blocked outside!"
Taehyung sighs relieved and Jimin starts laughing hard as he sees Jin's face.
"Rude! The snow is piling up and you're the only one who can shovel.. Pass me the firewood so we can warm up this place"
"I can open the door without having to shovel, just give me a few minutes. And you better give me something hot as soon as I enter!"
Jungkook nods and closes the window.
Jin approaches him.
"Was it Hoseok and Yoongi?"
He nods, heading to the kitchen
He falls on his knees as soon as he's inside.
Jimin rushes to him and helps him up, shocked at how cold the boy was.
Taehyung looks around, confused.
"Hoseok? Where's Yoongi?"
Hoseok looks at him.
"Wasn't he here?"
"You said they were both outside!"
Jungkook turns pale: he did see another person next to Hoseok.
Actually, he saw the shadow of someone else but he figured it was Yoongi because who else could it have been?
"I-... I thought I saw him too. I don't know."
"Fucking great! What do we do now?"
Jimin stays silent as he covers Hoseok with a blanket, making him sit in front of the fireplace.
Taehyung looks outside and shakes his head, terrified.
"We cant leave him outside! He's going to freeze to death!"
Snow is falling
"We have to look for Yoongi! If something happens to him I will never forgive myself or any of you!"
Jungkook starts to panic as Jin shakes his head.
"We can't do anything, Kookie"
Jin shakes his head.
"You're not going do you understand?You're,"
He pushes him away.
Jungkook almost falls down.
He clenches his fist.
He spits and punches his face.
Taehyung rushes to Jungkook and tries to pull him away from Jin, who notices blood falling from his lip.
Hoseok sees Jin's eyes and rushes to him before he could do anything.
Jungkook pushes Taehyung away and mutters a "You're all responsible if anything happens to him" before going to the kitchen and throwing away everything he made.
Hoseok lets Jin go and sighs.
No one says anything.
Yoongi wants to go back.
There's no way he can find Hoseok in this darkness, even with a flashlight. The blizzard isn't strong in the wood so he can walk without any problems but he's freezing and he can't feel his hands.
Silence surrounds him as he finds some footsteps.
He regrets not bringing a hat with him: his ears are red and hurt as the wind hits them.
Yoongi makes a confused face when he notices the footsteps now are different: they're not from one person anymore.
They're at least five.
The silence is substituted by what seems like a... chant?
He gets down as he gets closer to a clearing: his eyes widen in shock.
He sees fire.
And he sees blood.
He's never witnessed something like this. Ever.
He's paralyzed in fear as the... people in the clearing are positioned in front of what looks like a stone table.
They're only wearing a black hood.
Yoongi wants to throw up.
The chant gets louder.
It's a cult.
The chant suddenly stops.
Yoongi doesn't move and stays hidden.
Someone starts talking.
"Its time for the human sacrifice. Go to the cabin."
Yoongi stops breathing as he looks at his footprints.
There's no way he's turning it on.
He finds the marks he left on the tree and follows them, trying to run as fast as he can.
He knows someone saw his footprints.
That's why the cabin was so cheap.
That's why the windows are so small.
That's why there was no firewood.
It's a trap.
He grunts as he trips and hurts his knee but gets up as soon as he sees the torches approaching.
He keeps running.
With an horrified face he sees the blizzard has blocked the door: he can't get inside.
But neither can they.
Yoongi gets closer and throws a rock at the window.
He doesn't have a lot of time.
Jin appears and so do the torches.
"Listen! Turn the lights off and hide! They're coming for you!"
Jin shakes his head.
"Fucking do it!"
Yoongi looks around him, shaking with fear.
They're getting closer and he still has no idea what to do.
"Jin please. There's a cult in the woods and they're here!"
Yoongi waits a few second and sighs when the lights turn off.
He starts thinking: it's impossible the house only has one entrance.
There has to be another way to get inside.
The cult is chanting and getting even closer so he starts moving.
The four of them is hidden near the fireplace.
Taehyung told Jin that turning the lights off was a stupid move: they obviously know they're inside.
Hoseok and Jimin are cuddled up in a weak attempt to make each other feel better.
Jungkook is upstairs.
"Should we get Jungkook?"
"Someone has to get him here. We can't separate and he doesn't know anything."
Hoseok doesn't look too happy about that.
"I don't know man... He was pretty upset. You know how he is when he's like that."
Jimin gets up, careful.
He starts shaking when he sees torches approaching from the window.
He looks away and heads upstairs, trying to keep himself from screaming.
As he enters Jungkook's room he notices that it's so incredibly silent.
Jimin rushes to the window and figures Jungkook went down the cabin to look for Yoongi.
He angrily closes the window and mutters a "Fuck!" as he runs down the stairs.
"He's gone! He's fucking gone!"
"What do you mean he's not there? Don't tell me he..."
Jimin nods, hiding his face in Hoseok's chest.
Jin curses under his breath, furious at the young boy.
Taehyung decides to get up.
The eldest whispers as Taehyung gets closer to the kitchen, trying not to be seen.
"I'm getting us a knife. Or something. I saw Jungkook use a big one earlier."
They nod and let him look for the knives: Jungkook made a mess in the kitchen after the fight.
He also takes lighters.
He takes everything he can and gets up, completely forgetting he's supposed to stay down.
He looks up and sees someone staring at him.
Her eyes are big and crazy.
She waves at him and smiles, disappearing in the dark.
Jin grabs the boy and pulls him apart hiding from the window.
"Are you okay?"
Jin pats his shoulder.
"It's okay. Sit with the others."
"What are you gonna do?"
Jin takes a flashlight.
"I'm going to look downstairs. I want to see the basement."
As soon as Yoongi saw the lights turn off, he quickly decided to take a look around the cabin.
He's about to turn the corner when he hears a loud thud and someone groan in pain.
He silently looks and raises his eyebrows, confused.
He rapidly gets up and rushes to the boy, hugging him tightly.
"I thought something happened to you!"
Yoongi quickly pats his back, still eyeing where the torches were.
"Yeah, I'm fine bud... Let's find a way inside, okay?"
"I saw you from my window... But I don't think we can get back from there..."
Yoongi nods as well and keeps walking.
The chants are getting louder which means they're getting closer.
He wonders if someone knows about this.
He wonders how many people fell for this.
"Look if someone is coming and keep your eyes open."
Jungkook nods at the orders as Yoongi tries his hardest to free the door.
Jungkook gulps, unsure.
He doesn't think he should tell Yoongi but... he does deserve to know.
He deserves to know his friends are a group of selfish pricks.
Yoongi suddenly stops and looks at the young boy.
Yoongi doesn't reply and goes back to his work: he's hurt.
He takes his pocket knife and tries to break the lock, failing.
"We have a problem..."
Jungkook turns and throws a bigger knife to Yoongi.
The torches are getting closer.
His hand is bleeding and marking the snow as he opens the door.
As Jungkook turns to face him he falls down, feeling a heavy weight on his hurting back.
Someone starts laughing.
He quickly looks around and finds some rocks that weren't covered by the snow.
Using his other hand he throws them at her: Yoongi hits her face, making her scream.
Jungkook gets away and runs inside the basement, dragging Yoongi with him.
They close the door and Jungkook is holding it while Yoongi looks around, searching for something to block it from the inside.
"I can't do it anymore! Please hurry!"
Yoongi turns the flashlight on and quickly scans his surroundings.
He finds a baton and grabs it, hissing at the cut.
"Yoongi please! Hurry!"
Yoongi takes off his jacket and rips his shirt with his pocket knife to cover his cut.
"This is so fucked up. We can't stay here, they can easily get in."
Jungkook takes it and thanks him, grabbing his arm.
"Just so you know... You hit my arm with a rock."
Yoongi rolls his eyes.
He starts walking around, carefully analysing the scene.
The basement looks infinite.
Yoongi figures the baton must have been belonged to a policeman.
He doesn't want to know where he ended up.
Jungkook shrieks as a rat runs past him and quietly apologizes to Yoongi.
"Should we go upstairs?"
Jungkook is surprised.
"What? Why? They're all there."
"Is it because of what I told you?"
He shrugs: he's not the type to forgive and let go.
"I get why you're holding grudges but... Something could happen to them."
"If what you said is true and they didn't even bother to look for me, then I won't bother to look for them. It's only right, isn't it?"
The boy taps his foot, uncomfortable.
"I guess... I don't know."
The chant gets louder.
Not a sound, not a light comes from it.
Yoongi keeps looking around and his flashlight hits another handle.
He calls the boy who kept staring at the door.
"What?" he mutters.
"I found a door."
As Yoongi opens it they're hit by the smell of petrichor which isn't bad at all.
There's a long and dark tunnel that leads who knows where.
Jungkook tugs at his arm.
"What should we do?"
Jungkook shakes his head and grabs the boy's arm, pulling him away from the door.
"No," he walks towards the other door "I'm not going with you there. I'd rather go upstairs."
Yoongi rolls his eyes.
"Let me go first then."
He's grateful he has a flashlight and he hopes it doesn't run out of batteries.
"Listen... I get that you're mad. I really do. But I didn't mean to start this."
Yoongi rudely interrupts him.
"What else did they say?"
Yoongi clenches his jaw: he might not be as tall and strong as Seokjin but he knows how to fight.
Jungkook decides to shut up and grins, satisfied.
He doesn't know why he did that but he doesn't care.
Jin is caught off guard as he sees a shadow moving next to him and blindly moves the knife that way.
Yoongi groans in pain as Jin's knife cuts his arm and drops the flashlight, breaking it.
"Shit I'm so-"
Yoongi doesn't think twice and punches him on the face.
Seeing as Jungkook isn't moving, Taehyung grabs Yoongi and pulls him away.
"You fucking left me out there and now you fucking point your knife at me! I hate you!"
"What are you talking about? You're such a huge fucking idiot, you know that?"
Taehyung gasps as Yoongi tries to get closer to the eldest, but holds him tight.
"I really fucking hate you. You broke my heart."
No one noticed the chant has stopped.
He turns to Jungkook and points at him.
"Don't follow me. I don't want to see you."
Jungkook is about to protest when Yoongi walks away, heading towards the other door.
Taehyung sighs and looks at Jin one last time.
"Why are you following me?"
Taehyung shrugs, trying not to freak out.
"I'm not leaving you alone."
Yoongi doesnt say anything after that.
He keeps the flashlight high and looks around: there is nothing.
Jimin and Hoseok are still sitting in front of the fireplace.
None of them said anything or moved.
Hoseok has enough of this.
"I'll go check what's happening outside."
Jimin nods absent-mindedly.
Hoseok peaks from the windows and gasps.
He groans: why cant they just leave them alone?
He's almost more annoyed than scared at this point.
"Let them in. Grab something to defend yourself just in case and lets hide somewhere near the door."
Jimin gets up and looks outside as well.
The blizzard calmed down and there are three of them trying to melt the snow.
He makes a disgusted face at their nudity and steps away.
"Trust me on this, Hobi. Hide somewhere with me, we must never split up."
After putting water in the fireplace he takes his hand and drags him behind the sofa, invisible thanks to the darkness.
They're heavily breathing as time seems endless.
Someone knocks at the door.
The door opens and someone knocks again.
"Is anyone home?" he laughs.
Jimin looks at his watch and counts.
"I know you're here. Just come out!"
The three of them grin.
The timer goes off.
Jimin grabs a vase near him and throws it at the man, making him groan in pain.
They start running in the snow, heading towards the wood.
They don't know the man dropped his torch next to the carpet.
Jimin's eyes widen in shock as the cabin is burning down.
Hoseok is trying to catch his breath and falls on the snow, exhausted.
"Why is it on fire?"
Jimin shakes his head.
"I-I dont know.."
"Were Jin and Taehyung still..?"
Jimin sounds like he's trying to reassure Hoseok but he's actually trying to convince himself.
Hoseok starts shaking.
"If I didnt go out to look for firewood this wouldn't have happened..."
"It's not your fault."
"Let's find the cableway. There has to be a way we can contact someone. C'mon buddy."
The boy gets up and nods, his watery eyes set on the ground.
They enter further in and follow the cables that lead to the cableway.
Wolves start to howl.
Jungkook is left alone with Jin.
He takes a step back and decides to mind his surroundings: he didn't want to start a stupid fight.
Jin gets closer to him.
"Why did you do that?"
"Don't. Drop the childish act and answer me."
"I want to know what's going on with you. Why did you tell Yoongi we didn't care? Why lie?"
Jungkook looks down, still angry.
"He deserved to know. I may have exaggerated a bit but you know I wasnt wrong. I'd do it again."
"Why are you so defensive when it comes to Yoongi? You didn't make a scene when Hoseok left."
Jin furrows his eyebrows, genuinely confused.
"Do you like him or something?"
Jungkook blushes and shakes his head vigorously.
He lets it go and decides to take a look around as well.
The basement is too big and he doubts they will find anything useful but as soon as he thinks that Jungkook gasps.
"Look! A flare!" he grabs it "There's also a gun?"
"Yeah... It must've belonged to the policeman too."
Jungkook analyses the gun as Jin suspiciously keeps an eye on him.
Not that Jungkook would shoot him or anything but...
"You should give it to me. You don't know how to use it but I do."
The younger nods.
"Jungkook? Do you smell something weird?"
"Huh? Yeah... I-" he stops, looking at the door "There's smoke coming from there! Is the cabin burning down?!"
He doesn't know what to do.
He eyes the tunnel.
The smoke is getting into the basement and quickly fills it, making the two boys cough and cry.
Jin is about to head towards the tunnel when Jungkook stops him.
He shakes his head and pulls him as he runs towards the entrance Yoongi blocked earlier.
They rapidly run away and fall in the snow as the basement catches fire too.
Their lungs are burning and their throat hurt because of the smoke but at least they're safe.
Then, a scream.
Jungkook recognises her as the woman who attacked him.
She's running towards them, screaming for the loss of her members.
"Fuck! Shoot her, fucking shoot her!"
He tries to speak but keeps coughing.
Jin's hands are shaking.
He closes his eyes and shoots, screaming.
He keeps his eyes closed and waits for the woman to attack him but the only thing he feels is Jungkook's hand on his.
Jin opens his eyes and sees the woman.
"Thank you for saving me. I'm so sorry for everything I did, I'm so so sorry..."
Jin doesn't move and keeps staring at the body a few meters away from him.
The blood on the snow is almost.. artistic and fascinating in a way.
He hugs Jungkook.
Jungkook nods and helps him up, dragging him away from the house.
"Where do we go? Do we look for Yoongi and Taehyung? And where are Hos-"
Realisation hits them.
"They were upstairs..."
"No. No it can't be real. I'm sure they found a way to get away, I know this!"
Jin doesn't reply: he really hopes the younger is right.
He clears his throat.
"Let's get away from the cabin... It might fall on us."
Jungkook follows him.
It's all burning down and Jungkook sighs, annoyed over the fact his belongings were burning as well.
"Should we go back to the hotel?"
Jin shrugs and looks around: he sees some footprints head towards the wood.
He points at the footprints that started from the door and continued into the wood.
"Do you think... Do you think these might belong to them?"
Jungkook bites his lip, unsure.
"I don't know... I still think we should go back."
"But what if it's them?"
Jin interrupts him.
"But look! They come from the cabin and they're of two people.. It makes sense right?"
The boy sighs.
"There are also footprints that go into the house. We don't know for su-"
Jin doesn't listen to him and walks away.
Jungkook silently follows.
Taehyung nervously follows Yoongi down the tunnel.
He's scared the ground might fall and suffocate them, even if its unlikely.
The smoke of the fire still hasnt reached them as they've been walking for a while.
"What if it's a dead end?"
"It's not. I can see a... light? Or something like that."
He squeezes his eyes in a weak attempt to see better but he only sees the light of the flashlight reflecting on what looks like metal.
"Wait, I think it's a door. Should we open it or go back?"
He hates being underground and he just wants to get out of there as soon as possible.
"I think you should open it. Maybe we can find a way to contact someone or something."
Yoongi turns to look at him.
"What if we find someone?"
Yoongi giggles, leaving Taehyung speechless: he wants to slap him for laughing.
The door looks rusty and Yoongi is kind of disgusted by it but he opens it anyway.
They're hit by a wave of cold air as they come out of the tunnel.
They're surrounded by beds.
Taehyung makes a disgusted face and gets closer to Yoongi, taking his hand.
Yoongi looks around him: the beds are broken and the dirty blankets show that they haven't been used in a long time.
"Is this a hospital? Those are hospital beds."
"Yoongi I want to go.."
"Just shut up. We have to take a look around here."
Taehyung groans as he gets pulled by the boy, who seems eager to explore the place.
There are satanic symbols all over the walls and he figures that's where they hid.
"Will you shut up? Fuck you're such a coward. Who would've thought?"
Taehyung hides his face in his scarf but doesn't let go.
"Well dont be. I'm here."
He nods and stays silent as they walk.
Taehyung remembers the owner of the cabin say something about this place and apparently its been abandoned for years: it became an attraction to people.
They find the stairs and go upstairs, sighing.
Yoongi finally starts to feel uneasy and looks at Taehyung.
"We... Should get out of here. Let's find the exit."
Taehyung decides to make fun of him.
Yoongi lets go of his hand and grunts.
"I'm not! Fuck, let's just go."
Theres a little light thats coming from a fire torch and he sees a circle drawn on the floor.
There are some clothes and they're clean and terrifyingly ordinary.
Yoongi does as told and gets a look.
"What did you see?"
Yoongi looks down.
"I dont want to talk about it. Lets go, please."
Taehyung takes one last look at the room and leaves.
It was full of dead animals and bloody symbols.
Yoongi rolls his eyes and doesn't reply, focused on finding an exit.
"You're so stubborn."
Taehyung is slightly getting annoyed at him.
He suddenly stops in the middle of the hallway and crosses his arms.
"Stop acting as if I wouldn't understand what you've been through! I'm trying to help you!"
"Keep the drama to yourself."
He takes a step towards Yoongi, slightly intimidating him.
Taehyung does look scary when he's angry.
"Drama? You think I'm being dramatic? I was trying to do you a favour! This isn't the time to make everything about you!"
His voice echoes through the empty rooms.
Taehyung groans frustrated and lets it go: he knows Yoongi well enough to know he's considering his words.
They walk around for half an hour before they find the hospital hall.
There's a phone.
Hoseok and Jimin have been walking for what seems like hours.
They're freezing because, despite being well covered, the snow somehow entered their clothes.
The cableway still looks far away and Hoseok wants to give up, being exhausted and discouraged.
Jimin looks at him with big eyes.
"Eh? Are you kidding me? If we stop we'll freeze! We have to keep going."
Jimin sighs and helps Hoseok walk.
"We have to make it together. Be strong."
He knows Jimin is struggling to keep him steady and he doesn't like it at all.
"Listen to me. We have to take a break and rest a bit. We're both exhausted!"
Jimin shakes his head and grunts.
"I'm not and we have to go."
An owl flies above their heads.
Jimin softly smiles at him and takes his hand, hoping it would make Hoseok feel better.
"We'll be okay. I promise."
Hoseok nods and they keep walking as the moon lights up their path.
They don't know they're not alone.
Hoseok's legs started to hurt for the lack of rest and he was close to let himself fall, but he didn't want to stop Jimin who looked determined to reach the cableway.
Jimin stops and looks around.
Hoseok is confused.
"I heard a rustling."
"It came from the bushes. Do you have anything to defend us? Just in case. I didn't bring anything with me..."
Hoseok bites down on his lip, nervous.
"I only have this..."
He shows the poker he managed to take from the fireplace.
"We must be faster."
He slowly looks that way and he turns pale as he sees a wolf pointing him.
Jimin wants to move but he can't: another wolf is in front of him.
Both are growling, breaking the silence of the night.
They start by weak attacks like ripping clothes as they're not used to hunt humans and once they understand how to take a prey down, its over.
He takes a step back as Hoseok tries to scare the wolf with his poker
The wolf jumps on him and his poker lands away from his reach, which makes Hoseok a vulnerable prey now.
Jimin watches horrified as Hoseok screams in pain while the wolf bites on his leg, leaving traces of blood on the snow.
His scream echoes.
Jimin figures its a young wolf and they seem to have left or have been excluded from their pack.
He tries to ignore Hoseok's screams but at this point he's giving up.
Hoseok stops screaming.
He sees a pool of blood and almost falls on his knees, shocked.
His gaze moves from Hoseok to the two shadows that are approaching them.
Jimin then realizes there was another sound besides the screams: a gun.
Jin rushes to him and takes off his jacket to rip his shirt and stop the haemorrhage.
Hoseok is shaking in pain and shock as he looks down on his battered leg while Jungkook approaches Jimin.
"Are you okay?"
Does he look okay? Of course he isn't.
He sees the genuine concerned look on the younger face and nods, composing himself.
Jungkook nods as well and then rushes to Hoseok, helping him up.
He groans in pain as Jungkook turns to Jimin.
"What do we do? He can't walk."
Jimin looks up: the cableway is supposed to be near them.
"I-I don't know..."
"We should head back to the hotel."
"Now it's too far! He can't make it back."
"I'm still here, you know?"
"Plus once we reach the cableway it might bring us back."
Jin rolls his eyes.
"It might!" he turns to Jimin "What do you think?"
"We have to go. It's our best shot... Even if the cable car isn't working there must be a radio or something we can use to contact someone. We can't go back..."
Jin looks at Hoseok for his approval: he nods.
"I want to keep going. I can do it."
The phone isn't working.
Yoongi doesn't know why he tried it, he knew it wasnt going to work.
He angrily throws it away and curses, getting annoyed.
Taehyung is about to hold his hand when he abruptly stops: he has an idea.
Someone starts clapping.
Yoongi looks at him, confused.
The man is wearing normal clothes and seems... ordinary. Almost friendly.
He starts talking.
"Would you look at that.. The look on your face when you saw the phone was priceless. I almost felt bad."
"What are you talking about? Who the fuck are you?"
Taehyung grabs Yoongi's arm and pulls him closer to him, intimidated by the man.
He starts laughing.
"Who am I? I'm the chosen one. I'm the one who will guide Lucifer's army when the time comes."
Both stay silent.
"Yeah, fuck. Can't believe Lucifer chose a dumbshit like you."
The man clenches his fist but tries to remain calm.
He turns to Taehyung.
"Did you like the cabin?"
Taehyung takes a step back.
"You could say it was hot."
"I'm tired of hearing your nonsenses. I can't let you go."
Taehyung's eyes widen as he sees the gun being pointed at him.
He quickly eyes the exist at his right and holds Yoongi's hand, squeezing it enough to get his attention.
Yoongi, on the other hand, didnt.
He wanted to disarm him.
The man was in his 60s, which meant he wasnt as strong and fast as him.
Taehyung takes another step back but Yoongi doesn't move.
His eyes are set on the man.
The man, too focused on Taehyung falling, isnt able to defend himself from Yoongi, who grabs his arm to make him lose his grip on the gun.
The man grunts as he falls down.
The bullet doesn't hit the boy and falls behind him which only makes him more pissed.
Yoongi's rage and frustration finally come out.
He's never seen his friend like that.
He quickly pulls himself back together and grabs Yoongi's flashlight, remembering the idea he had.
He runs towards the room he saw before and grabs the torch, still on fire.
The idea he had was different but he hopes everything will go as planned.
As he comes back he sees Yoongi's hand full of blood.
He accidentally yells, distracting the boy.
A punch hits him.
Taehyung sees how much he's struggling to breathe and knows he has to act fast, but he's scared.
If he throws the torch at the man, he might hurt Yoongi too.
But if he doesn't do something he'll die.
He's almost blind at everything that is happening around him, focused on taking Yoongi's life.
The boy stops fighting back but the man only tightens the grip on his neck.
He doesn't see Taehyung throw the torch at him.
The man's clothes catch fire as he gets up, screaming in shock and pain.
Taehyung rushes to grab Yoongi, who's coughing and trying to get his breathing back, and runs towards the exit, not giving the man a single glare.
Screams fill the night.
Yoongi touches his neck and hisses at the pain: both his knuckles and neck were hurting.
He tries to speak but his voice comes out raspy.
"You could've hit him.. Why the torch?"
Taehyung rolls his eyes.
"And then what? I had to kill him somehow..."
He feels the snow fall on his face and he feels grateful for being alive.
He moves his arm and opens his hand.
Taehyung sees him and rolls on his back as well, taking his hand in his.
The screams stopped.
"You didn't hear my idea..."
"I was thinking of burning some blankets we found... That way we can use the smoke to be found. Someone will see it."
Taehyung looks at him and he finds Yoongi with the most peaceful expression drawn on his face.
Namjoon can't sleep.
They haven't called and he thinks it's weird how no one tried to contact him.
They would always at least send pictures or messages so he finds it suspicious how they've been silent all this time.
He leaves his room and heads downstairs.
He can't deny he had fun without them but he misses his mates and wants to know what they're doing.
He approaches the woman at the counter.
"Um hi? Can I borrow your phone for a minute?"
"I need to make a call to a cabin."
She sighs and handles him the hotel phone.
Namjoon nods and looks at the phone number Taehyung wrote on a piece of paper.
The woman looks at him, raising her eyes from the magazine she was reading.
"The one my friends went to... They rented a cabin here."
"Did they rent it from us?"
Namjoon shakes his head, confused.
"Tourists are only allowed to rent our cabins and they're all near the hotel. All the cabins you see here are owned by hotels, there can't be any cabin up in the mountain because it's too dangerous."
Namjoon turns pale.
The woman grabs the phone and dialls a number.
"There's only an abandoned hospital there and it's too dangerous."
Namjoon is losing his patience.
"What are you talking about?"
She ignores him and answers the phone.
They finally find it. It took them a lot of pain and time but they finally find it.
Jin is freezing as he's not as covered as the rest of the boys but he's not complaining.
His priority is Hoseok, who's trying his best to walk without resulting a burden.
Jungkook grunts as he helps Hoseok sit next to the cableway station and sighs, exhausted.
"What if we shoot at the lock? Would it work?"
Jin shakes his head.
"I don't want to risk being heard."
"Fuck! We cant wait here all night long!"
Jungkook looks around him and grabs a rock.
He gets closer and throws it against the window of the station.
The glass falls next to their feet and he looks inside as Jimin and Jin look at each other.
Jimin tries to take a look, careful of the glass as Jin sits next to Hoseok, hugging him.
"Help me get inside!"
"Don't hurt yourself..."
The youngest nods and grunts while Jimin helps him get inside.
The glass cuts his abdomen as he falls inside.
Jungkook gets up, glad the cut isn't deep and doesn't hurt that much. He reaches the radio and turns it on, trying to get a signal.
It's dark and he can barely see but he has to make it.
He has to.
The signal is weak but Jungkook can hear them, his heart pounding against his chest.
"Help! Send help please! My friend is injuried and we can't go back!"
"Where are you?"
"The cableway station, please hurry! We almost got killed!"
Jungkook is raising his voice.
The man on the other side speaks again.
"Repeat your location."
"The cableway station!"
"Are you the boys from the cabin?"
Jungkook's eyes widen in shock.
"Yes! Yes! It's us! We're four but two of us are missing!"
"What? When are you coming? Hello?"
The signal dies.
Jungkook lets out a scream, frustrated.
Jimin catches his attention.
"I don't know when they're coming... If they're coming."
"Well.. If they got your message it means they're coming. Can you come out of the window?"
Jungkook nods and takes a chair to help himself.
He hisses again as he lands on his feet, annoyed at the cut.
He hugs Jimin.
Namjoon is looking at the void. He's still thinking he's dreaming.
He doesnt believe any of this is real.
He was with them when Jungkook sent the message and he clearly heard him say they were four and someone was injured.
He doesn't want to cry.
Namjoon looks at it and his mind starts to make up various scenarios.
Is it the cabin? Did it burn down? Did someone die? Who is missing?
Is it the cabin?
The pilot turns to his coworker.
"Do we follow the smoke?"
"No, let's follow the orders and head towards the cableway. Someone's in critical conditions. We have to act fast."
He nods and the helicopter follows the cableway.
Namjoon closes his eyes, praying.
He's not very religious but... He prays.
Another helicopter rushes a passed out Hoseok to the nearest hospital, along with Jungkook.
Their conditions are, indeed, critical.
A few more hours and they would've froze to death.
Namjoon is a sobbing mess when he hugs them.
Yoongi and Taehyung are cuddled up in front of the fire.
Taehyung's idea brilliantly helped them to be found as the fire of the cabin died out a long ago.
Hes grateful he took the lighter.
Their flight back to the hospital is silent and feels heavy.
They both look down.
He still feels the blood running down his lips and cheeks.
He knows hes messed up but hes still grateful.
As he looks at Taehyung he smiles.
Hoseok is heavily sleeping as the rest of the boys is waiting outside his room.
Jungkook only got stitches on his abdomen and is doing better than before.
After his check-up Taehyung makes his way towards them.
Namjoon is the only one who hugs him.
He knows they're exhausted and still shocked.
He takes a sit and closes his eyes as he lays his head on Jimin's shoulder.
He wants to rest before it happens: police wants to question them, one by one.
It was going to be a long, long day.
His voice is still raspy but he doesn't mind.
As soon as he approaches the boys Jungkook rushes to him.
He's crying as he hugs him tightly.
"Forgive me. Please."
"You know I can't ever stay mad at you..."
Jungkook smiles and takes his hand, leading him to them.
Namjoon is still crying, quietly sobbing.
Yoongi sits next to him and carefully hugs him.
"I can't believe I almost lost you guys."
"We're tough. No one can kill us."
Taehyung hides his giggle in his scarf and keeps his eyes closed while Jin shakes his head, smiling.
A nurse approaches them, coming from Hoseok's room.
"Hes still sleeping. His conditions are stable and his leg will heal."
"I know you've been awake all night long and you've been through a lot but... I'm sorry I have to ask you to follow me.
The police is getting impatient."
"They can wait!"
The nurse sighs, feeling sorry.
"I'm afraid I have to insists."
"Did you know the man?"
"When did you first see him? Why didn't you search for more information about him?"
"I first met him three days ago. I had the idea to rent a cabin and I didn't know I had to contact the hotel for that."
"No. I asked someone and they lead me to him. He looked like a good man, that's why I didn't search any information about him."
"Are you aware we found five dead bodies? The man you're talking about was burned alive where you were found."
"I know. I did it."
"Are you talking about Min Yoongi?"
"We'll see if he can confirm this... You can go now. You'll hear from us."
Taehyung gets up but he quickly turns around.
"They're innocent. I'm responsible for everything."
"Can you talk?"
He tries not to laugh.
"You know what the fuck happened."
"Hey" he warns him "Careful."
He rolls his eyes.
"Want to know what happened? We almost got killed. I almost got killed!"
"What the fuck? I don't want to talk about this anymore! I'm fucking done!"
The man starts to look worried as Yoongi is losing his patience.
"Please. Take your time. You understand we need to know how many people were in this and if there are more."
He's visibly shocked by what happened and is shaking.
"You have to continue."
Yoongi takes a deep breath and speaks.
"Why were you near the cableway station?"
"It was my idea. I figured if it worked we could've used it... Or at least find a radio, which was correct."
"Do you know anything about the fire that killed three of them?"
"No. I let them in so Hoseok and I could escape since the door could be opened only from outside. They had torches and I think I threw a vase at one of them. The torch must've fallen."
"Where did you go after that? Was it just you two?"
"Yes. We entered the wood."
"That's where Hoseok got his leg injury. A wolf attacked him. We were lucky enough to be saved by Jungkook and Jin."
"How did they save you?"
"Jin shot the wolf. He had a gun."
"Where did he find it?"
"I- I don't know. I told you everything I know. Can I please go?"
"I don't want to talk."
"You have to. We need your version."
"There are no versions. Just facts. What happened to us was... Ah! Fuck!"
"You're being recorded."
Jungkook bites his lip, pissed.
"What do you want to know?"
"It was the glass of the station. That's how I hurt myself. One of them attacked me as well but Yoongi helped me."
"Who attacked you?"
"Who do you think? One of them! It was a woman. She held me down and Yoongi hit her with a rock."
Jungkook turns red.
"I..I hurt his feelings."
"Where did you go?"
"I stayed there with Jin. Him and Taehyung were there too. We got out as soon as the smoke entered the basement."
"So you went in the wood again."
"Thats where we found Jimin and Hoseok. We found their footprints and followed them."
"How did you know they were theirs?"
"We didn't. We just... I guess we were lucky enough to find them."
"I see... You're the youngest right?"
"It must've been hard for you."
He gets up.
"This is over."
The man nods his head.
"Just one more question... Were you the one who sent the message?"
"You can le-"
The door closes.
"Why did you have a gun?"
"I found it. Well... Jungkook did. He also found a flare but we didn't use it."
"Well, the flare could've attracted anim-"
"No. Why did you take the gun? Trust issues?"
Jin stays silent.
Jin looks at the camera.
The truth? He didn't trust Jungkook.
"Are you silent because you didn't trust him?"
"I know how to shoot. Jungkook doesn't. End of the story."
"I shot a woman and a wolf."
"Was the woman from the cult?"
"How do you know?"
Jin was getting annoyed.
"She was naked and she had satanic symbols all over her body."
"What did she do?"
"She attacked Jungkook. She had a knife in her hands."
"Are you accusing me of something?"
"The only reason my clothes were ripped is because I had to cover Hoseok's leg with something. He was fucking bleeding."
"I was just saying. I was testing you."
Jin doesn't reply.
"Well, you can go now. Thank you for your collaboration."
Jin politely nods and leaves the room, banging the door.
"Why didn't you go with them?"
"I hurt my ankle while skiing... I wasn't able to walk."
"What did you do in the meantime?"
Namjoon turns red.
"I didn't do much. Chatted a bit and then went to bed. But I couldn't sleep, I was too worried."
"Yes. They always text or call me. Or I mean... At least one of them does. I had a bad feeling and I didn't like it."
"Sounds weird that your feeling turned out to be true."
Namjoon shakes his head.
"We're all tourists here. How can we even be suspects?"
"You didn't solve anything. We did."
"We questioned everyone but Jung Hoseok. The hospital won't let us. Just know you can't leave until we question him."
"Why? Why can't you let us go? And you better leave him alone, he's been through hell!"
"I finished" he gets up "You can go."
"I'm sorry we have to do this. I hope you're feeling better."
"Do you remember what happened?"
"I don't, sir" he looks down "I'm very confused. I remember looking for firewood and then running into the woods."
Hoseok nods and his voice comes out as a whisper.
"You said you left to look for firewood... How come you didn't see anyone, unlike Min Yoongi?"
"I don't know. I'm just happy I didn't. I'm just happy I'm here."
He shakes his hand.
It's the first time he sees his leg and seeing it covered in bandages shocks him.
Memories of the previous night come back and he's starting to panic.
The man sees his discomfort and calls the nurse.
Hoseok is crying.
A car is waiting for them near the hotel. Their flight back home is supposed to leave in 4 hours and they need to get to the airport.
Jimin is suspiciously silent as he pushes Hoseok, who's on a wheelchair since he still can't walk.
He looks incredibly tired.
Both Yoongi and Jungkook are sitting in the backseat and they're holding hands.
Jungkook is blushing while Yoongi's face is hidden behind a mask: he didn't want to show his marks.
He's the last one to get inside the car.
"I admit it... I'll miss this place."
No one says anything.
The driver starts the car and carefully drives away.
Jimin finally speaks: they haven't heard his voice in hours.
Hoseok's eyes light up as he smiles: Jimin made the best tea ever.
Jin smiles as he rubs Jimin's cheek.
"Our lifesaver, Jiminie."
They all laugh as Yoongi looks out the window.
Snow starts to fall.