Jan 21, 2017, 12:48am
Shooting Star
NoWealthNoRuin
A high end bar frequented by most of the city's elite. Many deals, both political and private, are wound to life here. A basement lies below, soundproofed, that holds the base of operations for Hakyeon's "family" and the blood and money they trade.
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Posts: 9945
Feb 12, 2018, 10:51pm

"You won't put yourself in it.." She nodded, giving a weak smile. As she heard the last, she looked up at him, offering a weak smile. So...he was helping her simply because he was such a nice person. Because he'd been in this situation before... She smiled a bit wider after a moment. "So you'll pay attention to them, instead?"
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Feb 12, 2018, 11:04pm

"When I can." He shrugged lightly. "If I'm too giving, I'll be the one getting hurt." After a long moment, he added, "I'd...probably be dead if it weren't for Himchan. If he didn't give me a chance, I would have frozen to death my first winter here."
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Feb 12, 2018, 11:46pm

"So why are you so giving with me? You don't think you've been too giving so far..?" As he mentioned Himchan again, she tensed, fingers twisting at the shirt she wore nervously. She bit her lip. "Can you...can you not say his name..?"
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Feb 12, 2018, 11:54pm

"It isn't putting me into any danger, so I don't think it's too giving at all." At the last, he nodded, cursing softly for the slip. "Sure, sorry. I can change the subject if you want?"
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Feb 13, 2018, 12:21am

She shifted uncomfortably, nodding slightly. "Changing the subject...would be good. It's...it's nothing against him articularly, it's just...his men. Those that work for him. The men that--" cutting off, her fingers moved to a scar on the back of her hand absently and she bit her lip. "I really..must look so broken to you."
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Feb 13, 2018, 12:35am

"No. Honestly...I think you're incredibly strong. A lot stronger than you think." He assured her softly, placing his hand over hers for a moment as he spoke. "Don't think that there's anything wrong with you because of what happened. You survived. That's what matters."
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Feb 13, 2018, 12:46am

As she felt his hand, her eyes moved to his again. She felt her cheeks flush softly and she bit her lip. After a moment, she offered a weak smile. "You think I'm strong. Are you joking?" She survived...That was what mattered. "You're...so warm."
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Feb 13, 2018, 01:02am

"I don't joke about things like this. I really believe it...you're strong. You've made it this far, right?" At the last, he nodded, fingers curling around hers. "You're freezing. You better not catch a cold from walking all the way back..." He frowned slightly at the thought, concern returning.
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Feb 13, 2018, 01:11am

As she felt his fingers curl around hers, her cheeks flushed softly and she looked up at him. "I meant your personality, who you are. You're a very...warm-hearted person, Daehyun-si." As she heard the last, she couldn't hold back a small smile. "What will you do if I do catch a cold? It's not something I could help if I do.."
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Feb 13, 2018, 01:58pm

"Warm-hearted? I've never been called warm-hearted before..." He couldn't hold back a smile of his own, surprised to find that the statement made his heartbeat pick up. At the last, he huffed softly. "I know that, but...I don't know what I'll do if you get sick. Other than helping you get better."
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Feb 13, 2018, 09:36pm

(shouls we wobbly to where they've beem working together for a while?)
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Feb 14, 2018, 12:45am

((Sure, gotcha covered. XD))

Daehyun was sure that finding a job for Sujin was one of his best decisions. While it kept her safe from the shadows of her past and gave her a better light to see his work and his boss with, his business had never done better. He listened to any advice she had to give and applied it where he could, quickly placing her as his second in command to capitalize on her mind as much as possible. His profits nearly doubled and even the Dragon was starting to invest in his work. As far as he was concerned, things had never been better...though his growing crush on the girl he had rescued was starting to become a worry...
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Feb 14, 2018, 12:49am

Sujin had been enjoying herself, bettering herself. She relied on the drugs only once a day now and the nightmares were fewer, though still far too frequent. She'd been growing in Daehyun's work and it wasn't long before she found herself being told the great secrets of the business, it wasn't long before she was taking over, becoming a boss to everyone but Daehyun in his business. She spent most days with him, learning, working. She'd even found herself crashing on his couch on occasion, due to late discussions on how to better the business. In fact, that's where she found herself now. She was stretched out on his couch, blanket pulled up to her chin, eyes closed as she wavered in and out of consciousness. It was the morning, she could feel the sun on her cheeks...but she didn't have the energy to get up. The nightmares were still too fresh in her mind...
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Feb 14, 2018, 01:18am

Daehyun found that these mornings were his favorite, after a long night of discussion with the woman he considered to be his closest friend, he woke slowly, rolling out of bed and stumbling into the kitchen to put on a pot of coffee for the pair of them. Seeing her form still laying on the couch, he quieted his movements, not wanting to disturb her any more than necessary. He knew that her trouble sleeping seemed to be no better than they were weeks ago. He couldn't keep a small, fond smile from his lips as he pulled down the mug she liked to use the most often, setting it next to his own.
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Feb 14, 2018, 09:02am

As her nightmare began to surface again, she shifted uncomfortably on the couch. Sweat beaded across her forehead and she gave a soft whimper. Her fingers curled into her blankets and she muttered his name for only a moment before she grew quiet again.
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Feb 14, 2018, 09:59am

His amusement gave way to worry as he heard her say his name, moving from the kitchen to the other side of the couch. Another nightmare, he thought with a frown, placing his hand on her shoulder and shaking her gently. "Sujin? Sujin, wake up." He breathed. "You're safe, it's all right."
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Feb 14, 2018, 04:37pm

She had been so busy with work she'd forgotten her hit the night before. If she didn't stay drugged up, the nightmares were unbearable, but she'd never explained the situation to Daehyun before. And he still hadn't asked. But because of her contestant forgetfulness lately, her body was starting to really react, to go through withdrawals. She was going insane. As she felt the hand on her shoulder, the panic worsened for only a moment before she heard his voice and her breath caught. She felt herself wake, eyes fluttering open before she found herself laying under his gaze, meeting his eyes with her own. "...Dae...Daehyun-si...?" He was never there, right there, when she woke up. What was he doing..?
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Feb 14, 2018, 04:53pm

Brightening a little as she awoke, he relaxed with a soft sigh. "Good morning." He offered softly. "That looked like a hell of a dream, are you all right?"
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Feb 14, 2018, 05:01pm

Staring for a long moment, clearly confused, she glanced down at the hand on her shoulder before she managed to sit up slowly, shaking, sweating. "I-I was...th-they were...a.. Dream?" It hqd been a dream? It felt so real...
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Feb 14, 2018, 05:24pm

"Only a dream. You're still in my apartment, and you're perfectly safe." Seeing the way she shook, he frowned, kneeling by the couch. "Are you all right? You look feverish."
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