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A locally-run coffee shop frequented by the group's younger members. Seems to do well despite not having much foot traffic.
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May 15, 2018, 12:49am

"Backstage?" She shook her head, knowing that would make her wish she had her old career back. It would make her miss it all, miss the thrill, the makeup, the art...and she couldn't risk someone recognizing her and thrumors starting up again. "I can't...can't go backstage." She was about to speak again, about to tell him taht she really hadn't done anything for them before she head the last. After amoment, he gav ea soft sigh and nodded. "Yeah...He got off work early and wants to get dinner. I...told him I had to work at the shelter tonight and he's angry that I'm blowing him off for a bunch of 'dirty animals'."
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May 15, 2018, 12:50am

"You're dating a man that can't respect animals? Not even those that need help?" His tone flatlined, annoyance toward this unknown figure clear in his face. He hoped this wasn't the case...she deserved someone far better than that.
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May 15, 2018, 01:03am

She shook her head. "No! No...not like that. It's just..he's worked all day, he wanted some down time with me...so he's a little annoyed that..that I'm choosing tow ork instead." She bit her lip, looking down at her cup. "He..doesn't care for animals much, honestly, but he respects them because of me. But he dislikes them when they take my time away from him. He's really not so bad, though. Like I said...he took care of me, once upon a time. He...looked after me while we were growing up in the orphanage." She couldn't remember ever telling this man taht she was an orphan, that she had no family... Hoping the new news would't change his opinion of her, make her seem...lesser in his eyes, she took a small drink.
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May 15, 2018, 12:01pm

Giving an unamused hum at the thought, he shook his head. "I'm not sure how much I can trust someone that doesn't like--wait...you were in an orphanage?" His train of thought derailed, looking up to her in surprise. "I...I never knew. I'm sorry." He said at last.
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May 15, 2018, 08:52pm

"I tol dyou, it's not that he doesn't like them. He just doesn't care for them much. He's just a different ---" cutting off as she heard the last, tensing, realizing she really had never told this man she was alone, she bit her lip, looking down at her cup, unable to meet his gaze again. "I...didn't want you to know, honestly. I...don't talk about it much. Not even with him...and he was there."

(I was thinking...maybe Leo should have to go away for another year or so. Give them time to talk about the boyfriend, about how things aren't going very well, she's miserable but she doesn't break it off with the guy...give Leo more time to solidify his place as an idol so people will actualy take him at his word about her so she can get a job...and eventually when he gets back for another break, she is talking to him about how she's been seeing the boyfriend for a year now, he's never kissed her,he's never done anything remotely boyfriend-y...and she can tell him that she wants to meet the guy now because she thinks they've been going out long enough he won't feel threatened and she wants her personal lives to be able to coexist...and that's when the thing happens...XD And in the meantime, now that he knows she's an orphan and has no family. he can introduce her to his miom while he's on this break...so eomma kinda takes her in as her own daughter and can pressure Leo to actually act on his feelings. xD)
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May 15, 2018, 11:00pm

((I love all of this, ohmygoodness. XD She can be a part of the Jung family as well as the Vixx family. Leo's probably gonna fill out Thor's adoption papers soon so she can keep him forever. XD))

"I can change the subject if you want." He offered, shaking his head. "I mean...that had to have been hard." Reaching out without thinking, he rested his hand on her arm, wishing that he had the right words to say.
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May 15, 2018, 11:14pm

(Jung family. XD Jung Naeun... XDDD She's all alone ad won't know how to handle being a family. And when Leo comes back to visit in a year, on his break, his mom can be like bruh...why isn't she with you? Why's she with the asshole? Why aren't you making a move, you want her, it's obvious, do the thing! I want this girl as my actual daughter! DAwwwwwwwwwww Thor!!!)

"it's..not so hard now. I mean, I've gotten used to being alone, not...really having anyone." She was about to speak again before she felt his warm fingers on her arm. Looking up at him in surprise, she offered a small smile. "Don't look at me lik I"m some fragile little girl. I'm alright. I just...people tend to look at me differently...when they find out I'm...alone."
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May 15, 2018, 11:23pm

((Jung Eomma doesn't play around. XD She'll probably ask Naeun the same shit when they meet. XD))

"I don't think you're fragile at all." He shook his head, a small smile pulling at his lips. "Honestly, you have to be the strongest woman I know. To deal with pain like that and still come out smiling...finding a way to give your light to others. It's...really enviable, honestly. I don't think I could ever be that strong."
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May 15, 2018, 11:37pm

(Once she decides she likes Naeun. XD)

Surprised by his words, she offered a small smile of her own. "I...appreciate the compliments, Taekwoon-ssi....Taekwoonie...what should I call you?" With a laugh, she shook her head, lifting her cup to her lips. He said she was the strongest woman he knew...she couldn't ignore the feeling that he didn't know many women at all if that were the case. "I think you're stronger than you think you are, my friend." As her phone buzzed again, she gave a weak laugh. "I....I'm supposed to be a the shelter now. At least, that's what I told him...he thinks i have all the time in the world when I'm working, he's...said it's not really work, I jutst play with animals all day."
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May 15, 2018, 11:49pm

((Which will take all of ten minutes. XD))

"Call me whatever you want." His smile gained strength, glad to see her smile return. At the last, he scoffed, resisting the urge to roll his eyes. "He doesn't think about the injuries they can have when they come in, the things they've had to live through, worrying about malnutrition, dehydration, making sure they're given to good homes..." Then, remembering an offer he had made the night they met, he added, "How's Thor doing?"
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May 16, 2018, 12:10am

(And then Naeun is basically stuck with this family. XD)

"Oppa?" With a grin, she took a drink. "Would you object to that one? I'm sure you're called that a lot now a days." With a soft laugh, she shook her head, looking up at him. He...very clearly didn't like her boyfriend. Though, he hadn't seemed to like the man at all when she first mentioned him, before he knew about hte animal issue... "He..just doesn't understand shelter work. There's a lot I have to do...and it's not volunteering, it's my job. He doesnt'...think about how I don't make as much money as he does, that he doesn't have to worry about rent like I do...so he thinks I should just...leave my job. He's..really not a bad man, he just...he's a little spoiled." She laughed weakly. As she heard the last, her eyes brightened and she looked up at him. "Thor is doing really well. He had a cold last week, and he's sick of being the shelter. He was supposed to be put down about a year ago but I keep convincng the owner that he doesn't need to be put down, that he can be our mascot or something...so far it's worked but..I think she's tired of feeding him..."
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May 16, 2018, 12:20am

((Yep, she's in forever. Daily texts from eomma, home cooked food, the works. XD))

Flushing at the word, he nearly choked on his drink, smiling as he tried to regain his composure. "Actually, n-no one's called me that before. Not to my face." At the last, he hummed softly, ignoring the mention of the boyfriend that he was steadily liking less and less in favor of the only male he really liked to hear about in her life. "Let me fill out the paperwork for him." He offered, brightening at the thought. "I'll pay whatever you need, you can keep him at the shelter or at your place, he'll be absolutely yours. All I ask in return is that I get to visit him and spoil him, too." It was something he couldn't do as a trainee, with money being tight as it was, but after two years of touring and making money for the company, he was living fairly well...he could definitely afford an expense for a very good cause.
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May 16, 2018, 12:30am

(And Eomma is like..well she has no mom..so I have to be two moms for her. XD And she can meet Minyul and his sister, who also love her. Like. Whille Leo is on tour, she can take Minyul to a theme park like the one he took him to, and take selfies and send them to Leo to show him that they're having a good time...which makes Leo realize she's already a part of the family and they all accept her. And also make him realie he really likes seeing her with his family, especially with how she treats Minyul and the fact that sister trusts her enough to let her take Minyul on her own to pretty much wherever. His sister can totally start calling her dongsaeng, too, all while he's away, so he can see that even while he's not there, hs family still loves this girl. And seeing her with Minyul makes him realize he'd love to see her with other little ones...mostly his little ones. XD And maybe Minyul asking Leo if Naeun is going to be his aunt could be why Leo decides to actually make a move. XD)

"Not even your fans? I figured they'd scream it at you during your concerts." She laughed softly, surprised that he seemed so shocked with the word. After a moment, she grinned. She was about ot speak before she heard the words mentioning the paperwork. She froze, looking up at him in obviuos shock. "The...the paperwork? TAekwoon, you don't have time to look after a do--" cutting off as she heard him continue, mentioning that she would be his owner, that Thor would be hears, hearing him mention visiting, spoiling the dog, she stared in shock. Adopting a dog was not cheap...the fees alone for taking him home were incredible. Why was he so willing to spend that kind of money...on this dog? For her? After along moment, she psoke, voice soft. "You...show up back in my life after two years...and want me to let you buy me a dog?" For a moment, for only a moment, she felt the odd sensation that she was in the middle of a drama. "And in return...you just want to be able to visit him? Do you...do you even remember the amount I told you it is to adopt a dog from this shelter? It's not cheap, Taekwoon-ssi."
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May 16, 2018, 12:34am

((He'll be so happy that his family adores her. Even though they tease him that she's practically their sister/daughter-in-law already and he still can't admit his feelings for her. XDD))

"I don't think they notice me. Jaehwan is the other main vocal, and a lot more social. And the others are much more noticeable." At the last, his smile gained strength. "You and I both know that there's no better owner for him out there. I'd love to take him for myself, but I don't have the time to take care of him. And I don't think I'd have the heart to take him away from you." Shaking his head at the last, he went on. "I'm worried that you won't be able to convince your boss to keep him any longer...and you know he'd be devastated with anyone else. This way he's safe, he's happy...and so are you. That's worth every cent."
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May 16, 2018, 12:45am

(And then eventually they start working together and eomma is like ask her already!! and then they start doing music videos together...and then blossom tears happens and she gets feelings when they do the bathroom scene, the way he holds her hand to his lips and his cheek and all that..and then eventually eomma is like if you dont askher you're gonna lose her... XD)

"I hear them call for you at every concert. It's...hard not to hear. You stand out more han you realize, trust me." She smiled, fingrs moving nervously over her cup. Did he seriously...really nto notice the attention he got? As he continued, talking about the dog, she felt her heart jump, her cheeks flsh. She was almost afraid to hope...to wonder if he was serious. "And you're sure..it has nothingto do with the fact that you just found out that I have no family and I live on my own...? And you're concerned about me being alone?" She gave a weak smile, looking up at him. "You...really want the papers for him?"
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May 16, 2018, 09:22am

((And of course he can't lose her, so he decides to play a private concert for her, just him and a piano, laying his heart on the line... XD))

"I was going to do this anyway. I've...been thinking about it since the night we first started talking." He flushed under her attention, a small smile on his lips. "Thor is your dog. He knows it, we know it...I just want to make it official. I'll fill it all out today if you have the time."
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May 17, 2018, 04:02am

(and she's totally not going to get it at first and just think he wants an opinion on the music or something. XD)

"Since... Since THEN? Really?" Flushing, she looked up at him in obvious surprise. Thor was her dog... He'd always been her dog... And Taekwoon was trying to make sure he'd never be taken from her. He was... An amazing friend. After a long moment, she cleared her throat. "I...will pay you back for it. Even if it's just... Bit by bit until i pay it off. I'll give you what you spend back."
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May 17, 2018, 03:23pm

((Nooooo he'll be so embarrassed. Yes opinion. On his feelings. The song isn't a sign, it's a billboard. XDD))

"Yes, really." At the last, he shrugged, smile gaining strength. "I won't ask you to, but if it makes you feel better. Hell, you could probably pay me in coffee if you wanted to."
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May 17, 2018, 11:39pm

(And eventually she'll be like you're fucking nuts.)

With a soft laugh at mentioning coffee, she moved her fingers into her hair, pushing it back from her face absently. After a moment,s he gave a weak laugh. "Ryuhwan isn't going to be happy that I have a pet to take care of at home, too. it's more time of mine that will be taken away from him." Smiling,s he looked up at the man. "...I'm sure...you have a lot of questions. We haven't seen each other in so long."
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May 17, 2018, 11:49pm

((And he is. But he's also in love with her. XD))

"Anyone that can resist Thor's face can't be trusted." He teased, brushing his hair out of his face with a nod. "I...yeah, you're not kidding. I guess I was oversharing when I told you everything that was going on with me." She had always insisted that everything was fine, boring, more of the same...why would she keep this a total secret?
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