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Posts: 12602
Jun 22, 2018, 09:32pm

"X is...the only one I didn't succeed with. The only one I..refused to kill. He's the..reason I stopped that part of my life and became someone else." She shivered, feeling his fingers on her skin. After a moment, she found herself actually leaning back into him, humming softly. "A good life? Working two full time jobs, barely making rent, eating ramen every other day when I can afford it?"
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Jun 22, 2018, 10:24pm

"So why give it up? If things were so much better before...why make X your final straw?" He asked, nuzzling against her cheek without thinking.
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Jun 22, 2018, 10:31pm

"Because I didn't want to kill someone I admired, someone I looked up to." She flushed softly, surprised by his touch. "I didn't want to stay a monster...when it did me no good." Aside from stress relief, she'd never gotten his attention, she'd never done anything that made Jongup look her awy, not even as an apprentice, as a common spirit...She wondered, for a moment, if he'd recognize the names on her skin if he looked harder. Some of his men, some of Hakyeon's, all dangerous and deadly, all people the others thought to be unkillable.
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Jun 22, 2018, 10:58pm

"Those are some...incredible fighters you've beaten. Wild, strong, unpredictable...a lot of them even I wouldn't have faced without a few aces up my sleeve." He hummed softly, tightening his hold on her just slightly. "Hell, I don't think I'd want to fight you without a few tricks to improve my odds."
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Jun 22, 2018, 11:00pm

"You've nver seen me fight. Maybe I tricked them, maybe I fought dirty. You can't really think I'd beat you." She laughed softly, leaning back, head resting on his shoulder. After a moment, she cleared her throat. "...You know all of the people on my list?"
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Jun 22, 2018, 11:32pm

"I fight dirty all the time." He shrugged, chuckling faintly as his breath fanned over her neck. "That's what keeps things interesting. I wasn't kidding when I said I think you could kill me if you really wanted to." At the last, he nodded with a thoughtful hum. "I've fought some. I've fought with some others. I know how they worked...it looks like you're the one someone called to take out problems that no one else could fix."
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Jun 22, 2018, 11:36pm

"I'm the one Hakyeon called when he couldn't control his men. I'm the one Himchan called, too..." If he asked her again, if he asked who X was, she wasn't sure she could avoid telling him... It was a contract that had ended a long tie ago..but when Himchan had thought Jongup would betray them. WHen Jongup had gone off the deep end... "A lot of people in your line of work..called me Lady M...it's a stupid name but...it worried a lot of them."
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Jun 23, 2018, 09:02am

He listened for a moment before giving a soft, breathy laugh. "I...tried for years to figure out who you were. If I needed to be afraid of you when I was planning to end things for Himchan. That's...hilarious." After a long moment, he added, "So...who was it? The one you wouldn't kill?"
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Jun 24, 2018, 12:11am

"I guess my reputation got around." She laughed weakly, shaking her head before looking up at the moon rising in the sky. "...Who was it? He's still alive, so shouldn't your uestion be 'who is it'?" She smiled weakly, fingers moving to the windowsill, wondering how he'd react if he knew it was him... That Moon Jongup had been her inspiration, her idol. "...Who is X..." She hummed softly. "...X is you, Mr. Moon."
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Jun 24, 2018, 12:20pm

He listened with a soft hum, breath stopping for a moment as he realized that his name should have been on her skin. What would have happened if they faced each other? Would he have won? Would she? His name was the final straw? "You gave up your life....everything that you were doing...because you didn't want to kill me?" He asked softly, shifting a little to try to watch her face.
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Jun 24, 2018, 09:04pm

Humming softly, she nodded, fingers still on the windowsill. He'd look too far into this, she was sure. "Which is..why you should go." Her hair fell in her eyes as she bit her lip. "I told you, he wanted me to kill someone that was...like a god to me, someone I looked up to and wanted to challenge on my own terms, not as a contract."
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Jun 24, 2018, 09:25pm

"You...really looked up to me?" He asked, a small smile puling at his lips. "That's why you kept trying to avoid me...you didn't want me to know who you used to be." After a long moment, he gave her a gentle squeeze, smile widening. "It really was fate that we met."
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Jun 24, 2018, 09:33pm

"I looked up to you. I don't now. I told you, I left that part of my life behind. I'm not a madman like you are and I don't kill for fun--" anymore...hough she had a few on her list that weren't assignments, but just because she could. As she felt te squeeze, as she realized he really wouldn't be letting her go anywhere, she sighed softly. "...are you really not going to go?"
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Jun 24, 2018, 09:54pm

"I really don't want to." He shook his head with a contented sigh, eyes moving back to the city before them. "I feel like...I'm supposed to be here. This is the first time that I can remember my mind being...calm. Totally at peace."
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Jun 24, 2018, 10:17pm

"So, what? You want to start something here, then? Didnt you start following me because it was a game? Isn't the game over now that you know all about me?" She shook her head, looking up at the moon with a small frown. "Or is here a new game for you? Have you decided you want to try to kill me after all?"
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Jun 24, 2018, 10:29pm

"It started because of a game, yes. But it hasn't been a game since you nearly passed out on me." He shook his head, making no move to release her. "I don't want to kill you, hurt you, play with you...I just want to be here. Holding you like this."
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Jun 24, 2018, 10:40pm

"So, what? I worried you, scared you..when I collapsed in the rain...?" She turned her head, looking back at him, raising a brow. "So...you just want me?"
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Jun 24, 2018, 10:58pm

"You did. And I kept sticking around because I wanted to know why." He listened to the last, running his teeth over his lip. "Not just...physically, if that's what you're saying. But yes, I just want you."
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Jun 24, 2018, 11:05pm

"Is that why you wont go? Is that why you're not throwing me back down on the bed and doing whateve ryou want anyway since I..stopped things?" She sill watched him, fingers moving back to rest over his once again.
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Jun 24, 2018, 11:35pm

"I wouldn't take anything like that from you." He frowned at the thought, shaking his head quickly. "That's not...I wouldn't do that. I just want to be here with you."
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