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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Oct 31, 2017, 08:03pm

"I don't know, maybe it works too well...you look like you want to melt into the floor." He chuckled softly, stepping from the stage to approach her. It was getting harder and harder to deny his attraction, and the rush from the dance was doing nothing to help him. "Maybe I should keep this between us."
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Oct 31, 2017, 08:11pm

"I'm not going to melt!" Her cheeks burned brighter as her gaze dropped to the ground. she couldn't look up at him. Her heart was racing... dammit..what was happening to her? She couldn't even meet his gaze. "You wouldn't do that. And...and you shouldn't. You worked so hard on it. You deserve to have someone appreciate it. Besides..if you kept it between us, it would seem like..." She trailed off with a dark flush.
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Oct 31, 2017, 08:26pm

"Seem like...what?" His questioning hum was little more than a purr, bending a little as he tried to move back into her line of sight. "What's on your mind, your face is redder than I've ever seen it."
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Oct 31, 2017, 08:37pm

Heart pounding, she shifted to avoid his gaze even more. Her heeks burned darker than ever as she bit her lip. "Just...seems like it would be more...than just a dance. A friend giving you feedback. It's...ridiculous. Just forget it." Laughing weakly, she bit her lip again. "My face isn't red. And nothing is on my mind, alright?" She shook her head. "Forgive me if I"m not used to half-naked men dancing all around in front of me."
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Oct 31, 2017, 08:48pm

"Looks like you liked it. Come on, Hana, you'll make me think that you didn't like it after all, why can't you look at me?" His tone betrayed his teasing, kneeling before her chair with a smirk. "More than just a dance? What, you're afraid this might mean something more?"
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Oct 31, 2017, 08:56pm

She turned her head to avoid him, but she couldn't ignore the feel of his heat on her legs as he knelt next to her. She could hear her heart in her own ears and her fingers curled into fists to keep herself in check. "I told you your dancing was good. The rest doesn't really interest me. But the girls will appreciate it, like I said. You'll make them very happy, I'm sure." Dammit, she wasn't jealous! At the last, she tensed. "Don't be ridiculous. You just wanted feedback, I know that. It doesn't mean anything more and it shouldn't." She could not be attracted to a man that half of Seoul had seen nearly naked.
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Oct 31, 2017, 09:03pm

"And...if it did mean something more?" He asked softly, watching her carefully as he fought the voice in his mind telling him he should back off and stop before he ruined their friendship completely. "If I said...that dance had some inspiration from a new friend I have...an incredibly strong attraction to?"
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Oct 31, 2017, 09:12pm

"It didn't." She laughed sfotly, shaking her head. "You just needed me for some feedback." With another soft laugh, she looked down, fingers moving over her thigh gently, hair hiding her eyes from his view. "If you said that the dance had inspiration from someone you're attracted to, I'd say you should probably tell him." God, it killed her thinking aobut how he liked someone, someone that wasn't her....it burned her, she hated it so much... "I mean...you'll hate yourself if you never even give yourself a chance, right? Even if you're rejected...at least you tried, right? At least you know that you gave yourself a chance to be happy." Why the hell was she giving him advice that would only hurt her?
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Oct 31, 2017, 09:20pm

"I am telling her. You. I mean what I'm saying, Hana." He was too far gone to backtrack now, leaning forward a little. "So...here I am trying. Telling you that I've...been attracted to you since the moment we met. That the more I learn, the more I want to know. You're beautiful, funny, fascinating...and I really don't want to ruin anything, so if you don't feel the same, we can go back to the way things have been."
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Oct 31, 2017, 09:47pm

"You're telling her? Daehyun-si, there's no one else in this roo-" she cut off, hearing him say 'you', saying he meant what he said. Her heart froze, her breath caught and her eyes finally met his for the first time since he finished his dance. "You're...trying? What...what exactly are you trying?" WAs he coming on to her? Did he want some kind of relationship with her? Something more than they already were...? Her hands trembled, her heart continued to race and she felt her cheeks flush darker than ever. "...you're...is..is there a camera in here?" He couldn't be serious..he couldn't actually want her. She shifted, looking around the room in search of some hidden camera. She knew how he liked his pranks. "Are you playing me? That's funny. This is a funny joke." She gave a weak, half-hearted laugh.
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Oct 31, 2017, 10:00pm

"No games, no cameras. I'm...actually pretty nervous." He gave a self-conscious laugh. "I'm trying to tell you that I have feelings for you, Hana. I like you, I want to see...where a relationship could go with you. If you feel the same way. Don't...don't be afraid to tell me the truth, I can handle rejection if you don't feel the same way." He added, running his teeth over his lip.
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Oct 31, 2017, 10:08pm

"Are you...wait.." She looked up at him in obvious shock, heart pounding, brow furrowing. "You're..asking me out...?" But he was a stripper...What the hell was going on. "I thought...you...you weren't allowed to...to have relationships?" He wanted her...? "Daehyun...you're a stripper. I'm not..not sure how I'd feel about dating someone that half of Seoul has seen naked."
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Oct 31, 2017, 10:16pm

"I haven't been naked in front of half of Seoul. Shorts is the worst it got." He flushed, ducking his head. "I mean, I know what I do. I just...I don't know, I hoped that...maybe who I am was more than that." What was with him? He didn't get shy. If she had any inkling of what he did, of what he had done...this seemed like a completely different person. But she had a point...he didn't want to let happiness pass him by.
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Oct 31, 2017, 10:20pm

"I just...it's hard enough seeing the men and women of Seoul swoon over you every night, seeing them...lust after you and touch you and--" she cut off, heart twisting painfully. "It's hard enough seeing it when I feel this way for you...It would be so much harder if I was...was actually with you. I mean...it would kill me knowing...knowing that there's a million women out there that want you, that are after you...taht are better than I am and richer and..." she shook her head. "As much as I...I enjoy being aorund you and I enjoy beign with you..I don't think a..a relatinoship is something I can do. I can't handle...the jealousy."
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Oct 31, 2017, 10:33pm

"This is...another job for me. It doesn't mean anything, and...if it would make you happy, I can find another part-time job if I need more money." Taking her face in his hands, he gently led her to look him in the eyes. "None of those women compare to you. No one has...no one will."
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Oct 31, 2017, 10:44pm

She shook her head quickly. "No! No, I can't do that to you. You love this job and I would never ask you to stop just because...because it bothers me. I coudln't ask you to change just because...because I want you all to myself. You need the money and you...you're so good at this. I don't want to be the kind of person that makes you do something you don't want to do...and make you end up resenting me. I don't--" she cut off, feelign his hands on either side of her face. HEr heart pounded, cheeks burning as she moved her gaze to his. Hearing him say none of the women compared, she flushed even darker. "...you're...what you're saying is ridiculous. Do you..even hear yourself?"
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Oct 31, 2017, 10:49pm

"I have a job that I love. This is something I was about and ended up liking. I like you more." He assured her with a gentle smile. "I'm hearing myself. It's the truth...you're the most beautiful woman I've ever met. Inside and out...you're bewitching. Your body, your smile, your laugh...it's everything to me."
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Oct 31, 2017, 11:02pm

For only a moment, her gaze moved to his lips. It was for half a second and her fingers moved up to gently grasp one of his, holding it to her cheek as her heart jumped. The words he spoke were amazing, comforting, everything she'd ever wanted to hear. So why couldn't she accept them? She couldn't be happy, right? He couldn't realy awnt her. Maybe it was a passing attraction, a little crush...she couldnt make him give up something just for her. And she couldn't be with a stripper, it was too...too strange. The jealousy she felt was too much and she hated feeling that way. "Daehyunnie--" she cut off, remembering that she'd said she wouldn't call him that anymore... "Daehyun-si...You...can't give this up..jsut beacause it makes me uncomfortable."
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Oct 31, 2017, 11:14pm

"Hana..." He sighed softly, running his thumb over her cheek. She still didn't believe him. Maybe if his words were failing him...action would prove to be more effective. He leaned forward, giving her plenty of time to pull away or push him back, brushing his lips lightly across hers.
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Oct 31, 2017, 11:19pm

Feeling his thumb, she flushed softly. Her fingers moved over his hand gently, hearing the way he said her name. It was so filled with emotion, concern, desire, affection... Her heart jumped. When he leaned forward, she thought simply that she should pull away...despite that thought,s he found heself leaning in. Her breath caught and her cheeks flushed. Her free hand moved to his chest, fingers curling into he mesh he wore. She could feel his skin through the fabric and it sent electricity hrough her entire arm. He was kissing her. He was really kissing her. What didn't he understand about hte fact that she couldn't be with him? She couldn't make him do somethign ehd resent her for later...she couldn't make him quit a job he so obviously enjoyed...just because she didn't want him to do it. IT wasn't fair.Still, despite that thought, she found herself returning the kiss lightly, gently, allmost timidly.
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