Jan 21, 2017, 12:28am
The Rabbit Hole
NoWealthNoRuin HC's Territory
A nightclub skirting the neighborhood between the rougher side of town and the classier neighborhoods. The main bar and dance floor is located in the front, with a quieter private lounge in the back where the finer points of Himchan's job are delegated to the other members of the group. Any revenue built by the club is honestly made, though it does house one of the most powerful mob families in the city.
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Jul 15, 2017, 12:19am

As she heardt he sound of him slipping the gun back into the holster, she gave a weak laugh. AS he moved close, seh looked up at him. She was dizzy, the whole world was shaking, spinning, but he sat still. "Wouldn't it be easier...to just let it go?" That would be one killer down for him. She sank to the ground, leaning against the wall as her arm fell next to her, revealing the large gash, the wound still bleeding.
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Jul 15, 2017, 12:22am

"I'm not about to let you die. I promised you I would help, remember?" He cursed again as he saw the gash at last, pulling his tie from his neck and wrapping it tightly around the gash to try to stem the bleeding. "We need to get you better first aid. Come on," He shifted to lift her into his arms, knowing that leaving her in the street wouldn't be an option.
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Jul 15, 2017, 01:45am

She laughed softly again, head rolling onto his shoulder. He was the only solid thing in her life right now...and she had a feeling if she passed out now, she'd wake up in cuffs. "...I'd rather be dead." He promised he'd help...that didn't mean he'd keep his word. She wouldn't go to prison quietly...
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Jul 15, 2017, 09:03am

"I'm not about to grant that wish." He sighed, knowing that in a few minutes his backup would be swarming the alley. He had to get them to a safe place where he could see to her arm properly. "We need a safe place. Do you know anything nearby?"
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Jul 15, 2017, 11:47am

She gave a weak laugh. "Are you seriously asking..if I have a hideout nearby? You just had a gun to my back. Why would I tell you that?" Still, her head leaned against hus shoulder, lips brushing his skin gently.
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Jul 15, 2017, 01:22pm

"It doesn't have to be a hideout, just someplace that won't be swarmed with the police in a few minutes." He sighed, thinking of a place at last and turning down the alley. Thankful for his memory of the neighborhood, he took her further from the scene of the crime, trying not to notice her breath fanning across his neck.
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Jul 15, 2017, 01:45pm

AS he turned, looking for a hiding place, she felt herself slip in and out of consciousness. With a shaky breath, feeling her skin growing colder by the minute, she found her voice was much weaker when she spoke. "Why..are you doing this? If you think I killed her..?"
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Jul 15, 2017, 07:02pm

"Because I'm not about to let anyone die if I have the chance. Even if you won't give me any straight answers." He found the cafe he had taken her to for their first unofficial date, pulling the key that the owner had insisted he keep from his pocket to let himself in the back. She wouldn't be in for hours, he knew. Depositing her on a booth bench, he ran to grab the first aid kit, a rag, and a bowl of water from the kitchen before returning to her side.
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Jul 16, 2017, 12:45am

She was already fighting to stay awake, head swaying as she leaned against the bench. Her eyes were closed and sweat was beading over her forehead, down her neck. How coul she be sweating when she felt so cold...? As hse heard him rummaging around for supplies before returning to her side, she gave a small smile. "You could save my life...and still make sure I'm caught." That was exactly what he intended to do, she was sure. AT least...that seemed the most accurate.
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Jul 16, 2017, 10:53am

"That's the last thing on my mind right now." He shook his head, cleaning the blood away from her arm and removing the tie to bandage her wound properly. She had lost a lot of blood, he knew, a concerned frown on his face. "I take it a real doctor is out of the question."
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Jul 16, 2017, 01:44pm

Shaking her head, she looked up at him. 'No doctors." Her world spun and she leaned back against hte booth again, shuddering. "So what..? You'll bandage me up, make sure I'm not going to die, and then you'll arrest me so you can take the credit for atching the killer. Is that it?" She wouldn't go there..she wouldn't be locked up like an animal. She would be free or she would be dead...and she'd make sure of it.
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Jul 16, 2017, 02:03pm

"I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm going to patch you up. That's as far as I know." He shook his head with a sigh, biting his lip as he worked. "You still haven't told me if you did it."
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Jul 16, 2017, 02:15pm

"I did. Does that change how you feel? Does that change what your planning?" She wtched him, wondering if he'd take her seriously or if he'd assume she said it just to get him to talk.
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Jul 16, 2017, 02:25pm

He studied her face for a long moment, the hesitation, the struggle clear in his face. This was the woman he had been interested in, the woman that had been his friend, the one he had been confiding in for weeks...the one he had been growing feelings for. But this was also a murderer. By all rights, he should turn her in, bring her down to the station and make sure that she couldn't hurt anyone else...but he couldn't keep from hesitating. "So all of what you did, all of the talks we had...were those sincere? Or were you trying to get me off of your trail?"
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Jul 16, 2017, 02:56pm

She couldn' hold back a small smile at his words, head rolling to the side as she shuddered. She was still fading in and out, she realized. "CAn't it be both? I started out...getting you off the trail, making sure you didn't start on it." She groaned softly, arms going limp. "Things changed."
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Jul 16, 2017, 03:18pm

That made everything so much more difficult, he thought, hair falling into his eyes as he made sure the bandages wouldn't bleed through so soon. "What changed?" He asked, half out of curiosity and half to keep her focus on staying conscious.
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Jul 16, 2017, 04:15pm

She gave a weak smile. You won't let me sleep..? ARe you worried I wont wake up..?" She laughed weakly, shaking her head, though her eyes wouldn't open. He was worried he wouldn't get to turn her in alive. "What changed? What do you think chnged, detective? We started talking, I started getting to know you...I started caring about you not getting hurt.."
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Jul 16, 2017, 05:09pm

"That's part of it." He gave a weak smile, biting his lip at the last. She believed that, he thought at last. This wasn't a lie. ""That....is exactly the same reason that I don't want to turn you in."
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Jul 16, 2017, 05:40pm

Hearing those words leave his lips, she forced her eyes open, looking at him in clear surprise. He was lying. That was what cops did...he had to be lying. She showed her disbelief on her face, shaking her head. "Are you satisfied iwth the bandage? You can go now." Or arrest her, which she was sure would come fairly quickly. He wanted that promotion, after all.
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Jul 16, 2017, 09:58pm

"You're barely conscious and you can't stand on your own. I'm not leaving until I know you're well." Pulling his phone from his pocket, he made a show of turning it off, showing it to her before setting it on the table, sliding it out of his reach. "Look. No phone, no one can trace me, I'm not about to turn you in."
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