Jan 21, 2017, 12:36am
Common Grounds
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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 22, 2018, 10:39pm

"He's definitely a dumbass. But he's one of my dumbasses. I guess I'll keep him." He teased, laughing as well. At the last, he hummed softly. "I haven't had anyone recognize me since we got back from the airport, thankfully. Hongbin's caused a small riot in a fast food place at least once, but past that the others are laying low. Maybe I'm really lucky...or not that noticeable." He shrugged.
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May 22, 2018, 10:55pm

"You better back off." She pointed a finger at him. "All of you are my dumbasses. You can't claim him." She grinned, shaking her head. As she heard the last, she shook he rhead, speaking faster than she'd intended. "You're definitely noticeable." cheeks flushing darkly, she shook her head, looking down at her empty cup. "I've told you before that you have the looks of an idol, now you really have the looks of an idol...bcause you are one. But you don't go to crowded places typically, I know that. That's probably why you haven't caused a city-wide riot."
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May 22, 2018, 11:06pm

"You really think I look that good?" The compliment was surprising, his cheeks flushing nearly to match hers. "I, uh...thank you. That's a pretty big compliment."
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May 28, 2018, 11:22pm

"I think you're stunning, probably the most beautiful man I've ever seen if I'm honest." She continued to look at her cup, fingers absently toying with the cup. "I think you're more attractive than you realize. And I"m telling you, the only reason people haven't been going nuts to see you..is because you come to the little places no one knows again. I mean, look around us. There's only like two other customers here and they're both on laptops..."
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May 28, 2018, 11:30pm

"That's one of the reasons I like it so much." He nodded with a soft smile, ducking his head for a moment under her attention. He had tried not to be quite so shy after their debut...but something about her made it hard...he assumed it was her sincerity. "It...means a lot to hear you say that. I know you mean it."
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May 28, 2018, 11:49pm

Nodding as he said he knew she meant her words, she felt her cheeks heat and she licked her lips. "Yeah. Yeah, I mean it." After amoment, she gave a small smile. "You're still the same, quiet, embarrased man I met two years ago...Do you still hide your face when you're embarrassed?"
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May 28, 2018, 11:59pm

"I'm...trying to get better about it." He addressed the table for a moment before he managed to look up to her with a smile. "It's a work in progress. You sound a little surprised."
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May 29, 2018, 12:17am

"I guess I just figured with the compliments and the attention you get now, that you would ahve gotten over--" cutting off as she heard her phone buzz again, she glanced down. He was calling her again...and he was so angry... She looked up at him. "I'm...so sorry, I have to take this or he'll get really angry. Give me a moment." Standing, she made her way toward a quieter part of the building, answering the phone. THe conversation that followed made her tense, clearly agitated and upset. Her eyes were redder than they had been before and she was tense, clearly uncomfortable with the call as she wrapped her arm around herself as if to protect herself from the words spoken on the other end of the line.
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May 29, 2018, 12:20am

He watched the conversation unfold, feeling the burning anger--jealousy, his mind unhelpfully corrected, unable to keep lying about the feeling's origins--twisting at his chest once again. He wanted to do something, to help her somehow, knowing deep in his bones that this relationship was wrong. He knew so little about this man, but something in him knew that he was absolutely not deserving of Naeun's attention. Feeling powerless in the wake of these feelings, he felt his jaw set, wishing he had the power to do anything for her.
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May 29, 2018, 12:33am

(aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah the jaw thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing)

AS she hung up the phone and made her way back to the table, she shifted a little uncomfortably, tugging at her sweater sleeve to cover one of her hands. She bit her lip, sitting back in front of him, unable to meet his gaze, trying to ignore the burning of tears that wouldn't spill in swollen eyes. After a moment, she cleared her throat. "Where--ah...where were we....?" She couldn't remember anything that they'd been talking about int he wake of the converstaion she'd just had, the accusations thrown her way, the anger and the betrayal he had voiced. He was accusing her of cheating on him because of her inability to see him after he got off work, because, in his mind her work was unimportant, not necessary, something she volunteered for... He was convinced she was sleeping with someone else, even though in the near year they'd been together, they'd never even kissed. And he was angry....he knew she wasn't at work, he could hear the coffee makers in the background of their call...he was certain she was even on a date with her lover now...Lifting a shaky hand, she rubbed at one of her eyes absently.
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May 30, 2018, 03:44pm

As he saw the way she carried herself, he felt his anger take a backseat to his worry, taking one of her hands in his. "What's wrong? Is everything all right?" The touch was absentminded, focused more on doing anything to make that defeated, broken look in her eyes disappear.
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Jun 10, 2018, 11:49pm

"Nothing, nothing's wrong. I'm...I'm fine-" she cut off as she felt his hand on her own. Her cheeks flushed softly, reddened eyes widening in surprise as she looked up at her friend. He was being far more forward than he ever had been before. With a darker flush, she took a shaky breath. "He's just a little angry, like I said before. It's nothing I can't handle. It'll just take some time for him to move on from his anger."
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Jun 11, 2018, 09:29am

"It looks like it's more than a little anger. I've...never seen you this hurt before." His frown deepened, fingers tightening absently around hers. "Please...if I can't fix the problem, maybe I can help fix this...or distract you from it for a while. What can I do?"
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Jun 13, 2018, 10:53pm

Shaking her head as she heard him mention her being hurt, she tried to force a smile. "I'm alright, really. He just...surprised me with some of the things he said. He was...pretty angry...and he thinks I'm on a date, but that's it. It'll pass, you don't have to worry." As she felt his fingers tighten on hers, she took a deep breath, forcig herself to pull her hand out of his grasp. If her boyfriend happened by, if he saw them...it would just give him even more cuase to think she was cheating.
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Jun 13, 2018, 11:02pm

"Can I do anything?" He repeated, giving a soft sigh as his hand reluctantly fell back to his side. "Even to distract you. To help you feel better about all of this.'
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Jun 13, 2018, 11:24pm

Biting her lip at his words, at his question, she thought it over for a long moment beforelooking up at him and smling softly. "...how about a movie? I've got a little free time before I have to go to work..."
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Jun 13, 2018, 11:27pm

"A movie sounds great." He smiled weakly, still clearly worried, but wanting to do anything to smooth over the harm that this unknown man had caused. "I haven't been able to pay attention to what's playing, what sounds good?"
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Jun 13, 2018, 11:59pm

(Ummm...wanna wobbly? Maybe to the next year where she hasn't seen him again because of tour...and she becomes their coordinoona...? and he can meet the boyfriend who accuses her of being an idol-whore again?XD)
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Jun 14, 2018, 12:03am

((So right after she becomes coordinoona? Or was it the fight that gets her to accept the job? I forgot how we mapped it out. XD))
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Jun 14, 2018, 12:28am

(XD)
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