Jan 21, 2017, 12:48am
Shooting Star
NoWealthNoRuin HK's Territory
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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Jun 26, 2017, 08:33am

Stammering for a moment as she tried to make sense of what he had just said, she felt her face heat under his words. Still toying with the hem of her oversized shirt, she cleared her throat to get her voice in order. "I...I've never heard anyone see it that way." She said at last. Just who the hell was this guy?
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Jun 26, 2017, 11:14am

"The fancy dresses and makeup enhance beauty. They're there to compliment what you already have, not create a new person. I'd much rather meet someone and enjoying being around who they really are a opposed to who they pretend to be. You're not pretending to be anything more than what you are. I can see that and i...appreciate it." He smiled, hearing her stammer. "Have I embarrassed you? Are you not used to compliments?"
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Jun 26, 2017, 01:13pm

"I'm not...but thank you." She mumbled with a small smile, trying in vain to keep the heat from her face. "There's a lot of people in this city that would have to disagree with you."
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Jun 26, 2017, 09:48pm

He smiled, turning onto another backroad out of habit. He hated taking main roads. "You're welcome." Smiling a bit wider, he gave a soft hum, trying to blow his bangs out of his eyes with no success. "And those people I want nothing to do with. I prefer to surround myself with good people, pure people. People who aren't afraid to speak their mind." He blew at his bangs again. "Are you sure you dn't want to decide where we eat. I shot you. It;s the least i can do."
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Jun 26, 2017, 10:47pm

"That isn't helping you." She mumbled, watching him attempt to fix his hair to no avail. Reaching out without thinking, she brushed his bangs aside, mumbling a soft "Excuse me" before settling back into her seat. "You're the one insisting on paying...I don't usually eat out. Whatever you like." After a moment, she couldn't help herself, a smile pulling at her lips. "You have to know how ironic it sounds for a mobster to insist on being around pure people..."
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Jun 26, 2017, 10:56pm

He paused at the feel of her fingers, risking a moment to take his eyes off of the road and turn his gaze to her. His cheeks flushed softly as he glanced at her for a moment before returning to his task. "How about something nice. A sit down place. I know the perfect menu..." Had she really just.willingly touched him? He was blushing..? AT the last, he gave a soft laugh. "I know. It sounds weird...but I'm not a bad person."
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Jun 26, 2017, 11:18pm

"I didn't think you were. That's why I didn't think you'd shoot until you did." She laughed softly, wondering if it was a trick of the light or if he was actually blushing. Had she crossed a line by getting into his space? At the mention of a nicer restaurant, she thought of mentioning once again that she was hardly dressed for such a place before deciding that maybe it was just best to go with the flow. After all, she had the feeling that being who he was, she wouldn't see him again after that night. "Nice?"
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Jun 26, 2017, 11:49pm

"No t fancy. Just..nice. Cozy." He grinned. "I like getting cozy." With a soft laugh, he glanced at her out of the corner of his eyes again. After a moment, his smile fell and he turned onto aother road. "...You really don't think I"m a bad person?"
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Jun 27, 2017, 12:00am

"I'm not surprised." She commented without thinking, glancing out to the neighborhoods that they were passing before looking back at his question. "You wouldn't have done any of this if you were. You're a strange man, ahjussi...but not a bad one."
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Jun 27, 2017, 12:14am

"What's that supposed to mean?" He flushed again, the look light, barely dusting his cheeks. As he slipped down an alleyway onto a nearly hidden road, he cleared his throat. "It's...nice...to hear someone say I'm not a bad man. Espeically being in my line of work."
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Jun 27, 2017, 12:18am

"That you like comfortable places like that. It just...suits you." She explained with a shrug. At the last, she felt a small smile pull at her lips, watching him still. "Why are you in this line of work? You're...too bright for this city. Doesn't it wear you down?"
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Jun 27, 2017, 12:28am

Hearing the question, he slowly shook his head. "No. If anything..this line of work makes me brigher. I've seen so much darkness, so much bad in my life. Even as a kid. Hell...especially as a kid. When i joined this family...I joined to make a difference, to bring the sun back to Seoul. And that's exactly what I"m trying to do. And I won't stop until I"ve managed it..."
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Jun 27, 2017, 11:11am

"To bring the sun back to Seoul..." She muttered, tilting her head as she watched him. Having this new piece to the puzzle he posed did little to help her understanding of him. She had heard that Hakyeon's family was just as terrifying and ruthless as Himchan's, even if they didn't dirty their hands with the worst parts of Seoul's trade. "You're...nothing like I expected..." She didn't realize she had spoken the thought aloud.
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Jun 27, 2017, 12:12pm

He smiled at her words. "Have you thought of me often, then? Expected a lot from me?" With a soft laugh, he looked as a car passed them. "I hope I'm better than what you expected..."
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Jun 27, 2017, 12:18pm

"I don't know what to expect." She shook her head, smiling despite her confusion as she gave a soft laugh of her own. She was surprised by the sound, wondering just what the hell was getting into her. "You are, don't worry."
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Jun 27, 2017, 01:32pm

"Good." He smiled, tapping a beat into his steering wheel. "I was thinking maybe fried chicken.what do you think?"
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Jun 27, 2017, 01:46pm

"Sounds good to me." She nodded, running her teeth over her lip for a moment before asking the question that was most pressing on her mind. "So are you...always like this, ahjussi? So carefree?"
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Jun 27, 2017, 02:07pm

He raised a brow. "Carefree? Maybe it's a good act. Ot maybe I am and the gangster is the act." Laughing softly, he shook his head. "I try to be, to be honest...but it doesn't always work out that way.."
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Jun 27, 2017, 03:28pm

"I'm surprised you can manage it at all. A place like this, most people close themselves off to survive." She knew that one from experience, she thought wryly, eyes on the buildings they passed.
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Jun 27, 2017, 10:44pm

He shook his head. "I don't want to close myself off. I don't want to distance myself from anything or anyone. If I did what would be the point in living? It wouldn't be living. It would be surviving. WhenI feel...I want to feel with everythign I have, everythign I am. I want to charge head first into everythign and reap the benefits or face the consequences. I want to...to be loved and to love. I want to be sad, want to be angry. I want to make mistakes and I want to regret friendships as much as I value them. Does that...does that make me strange?"
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