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: 10108
Feb 23, 2018, 11:10am

"You're acting more like a friend than an employer, Daehyun-si." She gave a weak smile, fingers moving to grasp his as she trembled. "Do you like me?"
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Posts: 10120
Feb 23, 2018, 04:11pm

"Can't I be both? I was your friend before I hired you." He pointed out, laughing softly. At the last, he nodded. "Why wouldn't I? You're great to talk to , you deal with my bullshit, and thanks to you my business is doing better than ever."
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Posts: 10111
Feb 27, 2018, 11:05pm

"You weren't my friend. You were the man that looked after me and then gave me a job. We barely knew each other." She laughed weakly, shuddering again as her fingers gripping his hand. "That's..not exactly what I meant, but...but alright."
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Posts: 10129
Feb 27, 2018, 11:32pm

"Don't you know me? That's how I make friends." He reminded her, shaking his head as his fingers gave hers a gentle squeeze. At the last, he felt heat crawl up his neck and blossom over his cheeks. "What did you mean?"
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Feb 27, 2018, 11:35pm

"But we weren't friends, Daehyun-si." She lauhed weakly, feeling his touch with a soft flush. As she saw him flush, she shook her head slightly. "No, nothing. I was just wondering why you've always been so...so kind to me, so sweet, so...helpful. It's strange to be helped at all."
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Posts: 10138
Feb 28, 2018, 12:07am

"Is it? I've got to be your first friend in a while, then." He relaxed a little, chastising himself for letting his imagination run away again. "I guess it's just...how I am."
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Feb 28, 2018, 12:12am

"I still didn't know you were my friend, Mr. Jung." She laughed weakly, shaking her head as she shuddered again. After a moment, she spoke, voice soft. "Your hands...are helping with my shaking..."
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Feb 28, 2018, 12:36am

"I am. You're my friend, why shouldn't I be yours?" He brought his free hand up, clasping hers between his in an attempt to warm her colder fingers. "I'm glad I'm helping. Is there anything else I can do?"
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Feb 28, 2018, 12:44am

"Why shouldn't you be mine..." she repeated, nodding slightly. As she felt his hand over her own, her heart gave a hard bump and she flushed sfotly. Her gaze moved to his and she gave a small smile. "Aside from actually holding me, I odn't think so." It was a joke, she hoped he could see that.
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Posts: 10156
Feb 28, 2018, 12:55am

"Would that help?" He asked, recalling the first night they met and how he had comforted her during her panic. "i'm here for whatever you need, remember?"
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Posts: 10147
Feb 28, 2018, 11:30pm

Looking up at him in surprise, clearly startled by his words. "...you saying you'd do it if it would?" He didn't seem to have any concern in being so close to her. He even seemed to...like it.
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Feb 28, 2018, 11:46pm

"That's exactly what I'm saying." he nodded without a second's hesitation, giving her fingers another squeeze. "I want to help you."
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Posts: 10155
Mar 01, 2018, 12:06am

"I mean...I'd...I'd try it but...isn't that too...I don't know, intimate?" She looked up athim, cheeks flushing darkly. SHe was still trembling, the sweat, the withdrawal still intense...but the idea of being held in his arms was...comforting.
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Posts: 10173
Mar 01, 2018, 12:09am

"Only as intimate as you make it." he decided, smile returning as he stood, sitting on the couch next to her and moving one hand to wind around her shoulders to pull her close to his side. "Does this help?'
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Mar 01, 2018, 12:47am

"What about as intimate as you make--" she cut off, feeling him move, feeling his arm around her. Her heart gave a hard bump and her cheeks flushed softly despite her shaking. Almost immediately, the trembling slowed and she looked up at him for a moment, surprised to find he was more calming than the drugs themselves. After a moment, she shifted, leaning her head onto his shoulder as if she'd been doing this her entire life. "It helps..."
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Mar 01, 2018, 09:32am

"Good." He smiled brightly, giving her fingers a squeeze with his other hand as he sat a little closer to her. "Don't worry, I'm not the kind of guy to make a move like this." He added, tone betraying his joke. He relaxed against the couch as he felt her head on his shoulder, surprised to find that she wasn't the only one comforted by this change.
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Posts: 10170
Mar 01, 2018, 11:48pm

"I see. You wouldn't make a move on me." She laughed weakly, shaking her head as she moved her fingers over her pants, smoothing them out before leaning her head on his shoulder again. She gave a weak smile. "You're...comforting. Warm. I'm not sure why I never thought to ask you to do this before. It would have helped with so many of my nightmares."
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Mar 02, 2018, 12:37am

"I'm surprised you didn't ask before now if it's helping so much. I'd rather you stop your nightmares once and for all." His smile gained a little strength, giving her a squeeze.
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Mar 02, 2018, 09:49am

"awfully cocky to think a little hug before bed would stop my nightmares, aren't you?" She gave a weak laugh, shifting a bit closer to his side. Why was her heart pounding like this? She could barely focus as it was and now... "I think it'd take a bit more, unfortunately. The drugs don't even work much..."
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Mar 02, 2018, 09:59am

"It could. Have you tried?" He asked with a laugh of his own, finding that she fit entirely too well against her. At the last, he hummed thoughtfully. "Have you tried...I don't know, spending the night with someone? Not for sex, I mean. Just sharing a bed."
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