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 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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Jun 27, 2017, 10:56pm

She found that she was staring as he spoke, taking in words that she had thought once, what felt like a lifetime ago. How on earth had the world not torn him apart, she thought in passing, shaking her head at the question as she brought herself back into the moment. "N-no...no, that's not strange. That's...unusual. But it means that you're stronger than most people."
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Jun 27, 2017, 11:16pm

He gave a small shrug. "Honestly...the world has chewed me up a few times, spat me back out and I still keep going. Because I'd rather see a glimpse of the beauty, the real beauty in this world..than live in a fake utopia that never really compares." He smiled, turning onto the final street before pulling into a simple cafe. "You must think I"m insane."
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Jun 27, 2017, 11:18pm

"No, I don't think you're insane." She was quick to assure him, brushing her hair behind her ear as she realized she had been staring. "I'm...a little jealous, honestly. That's a great way to look at life."
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Jun 27, 2017, 11:45pm

He smiled at her words, glancing at her out of the corner of his eye before parking the car and turning to face her more fully. "You could do it, too, you know? It's not hard.."
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Jun 28, 2017, 12:10am

"I've tried." She shook her head with a humorless smile. "It...it's never worked for me." How long had it been since she had anyone around to talk to that she didn't expect to throw her to the wolves? How long had she been scrambling to get by, popping safes and selling information as well as heirlooms to stay afloat?
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Jun 28, 2017, 12:31am

"Maybe I can help you, then. If..assumng you're not going to disappear on me after I bring you home." He grinned, raising a brow. "Or would you rather remain the mystery thief and disappear into the night..?"
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Jun 28, 2017, 12:38am

"Help me? How would you do that?" She asked, raising an eyebrow as a voice at the back of her mind reminded her that making friends was a very bad idea. But in the wake of that smile, it was a little quieter than usual.
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Jun 28, 2017, 12:45am

He shrugged. "I can just..stick around sometimes. Remind you not to let things get to you. Remind you to...to enjoy life, not stress about it." He looked at her, reaching out to brush her hair back from her face. The last time he'd done this was to remove a twig...now he did it because he felt hte desire to. "Or I can drop you off at home after you eat...and never see you again. Its your choice."
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Jun 28, 2017, 12:54am

Feeling her face heat under the touch, she wondered for a moment if she had another leaf stuck in her hair before she realized that this was for a different reason altogether. "The last time I made friends, ahjussi, they set me up to take the fall on a job we were all a part of and went on to live their lives while I spent a year in jail."
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Jun 28, 2017, 01:08am

"Sounds like you need to learn how to pick better friends. It also sounds like they were pieces of shit." He hummed softly, raising a brow at her words, wondering why she didn't get angry at his touch. "It also doesn't sound like they were much of friends at all..."
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Jun 28, 2017, 08:46am

"They weren't." She shook her head with a humorless chuckle, the sting of that betrayal and the long months spent caged for a crime she hadn't even wanted to commit still fresh in her mind. "But I thought they were. And at the time, they were all I had." And now what did she have, a dark voice in the back of her mind asked, causing her to shake her head to stifle it once again. "On the bright side, they gave me the tools to be the best at what I do."
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Jun 28, 2017, 10:37am

"That's good, at least..." he smiled, watching her closely. "Come on. We can talk more inside." As he moved to exit the car, he sped around to her side, opening the door for her, as well.
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