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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Jan 25, 2018, 10:56am

"kids movies are the safest bet right now." She smiled weakly, shaking her head. "At the last, she looked up at him again, heart pounding. "Why are you glad...?" He was the only person she'd met that actually followed through with what he said he'd do... It was... Reassuring.
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Jan 25, 2018, 03:29pm

"I'd worry all night if you went somewhere else. And...I'm glad that you trusted me, even a little bit. Just enough to come back when you needed help." He admitted with a soft chuckle. "Any of these look good to you?"
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Jan 29, 2018, 09:47am

"you wouldn't have known i went anywhere else... Unless you were following me..." She looked up at him, missing the warmth, the comfort of his hand. She was shivering in clothes too light weight to be worn in the dead of winter, still her work clothes. As he skimmed through the movies, she gave a small shrug. "I don't know. Whats good?"
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Jan 29, 2018, 10:26am

"I wouldn't have. ...I might have asked some of my boys if they'd seen you, after a day or two. Asked if you looked all right." He cleared his throat, face heating a little. At the last, he hovered over a title he hadn't seen in a few years, brightening a little. "Lilo and Stitch?" Feeling her shiver, he frowned slightly, adding, "Do you need anything warmer to wear? I have pajamas..."
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Jan 29, 2018, 10:05pm

"You would have checked up on me? You don't even know my name..." She looked up athim, cheeks flushed softly. Nodding at the movie name, hshe looked back at the tv. It looked bright, colorful...fun. Maybe it would take her mind off of things. at hte last, she looked up at him once again, curiosity in her eyes. "You're..offering me clothes? Do you expect me to stay hereall night?" Though..if she didn't, where was she going to stay? She couldn't go home.
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Jan 29, 2018, 10:42pm

"I know you're freezing and those clothes don't look comfortable. You can stay as long as you want." He pointed out, listening to the movie's opening as he selected it. "If you'd rather stay somewhere else I can pay for a hotel or something...but I'd honestly feel better knowing that no one's going to find you without one hell of a fight."
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Jan 29, 2018, 10:56pm

"A..a hotel?" She couldn't believe he'd actually spend money on a stranger to put her up in a hotel. But the idea of being alone amde her shiver. After a moment, she looked up at him again. "Pajamas...would be nice. If you..you really don't mind. I mean, I can stay in these if you'd rather not...not give me anything."
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Jan 29, 2018, 11:06pm

"I'm not going to wear all of them at once, am I?" He asked, shaking his head with an easygoing smile. "Wait right here, I'll be right back." He promised, giving her arm a squeeze before standing to walk back into his room. Pulling a long-sleeved shirt and a worn pair of pants from his dresser, he returned to hand them to the girl on the couch. "I hope you don't mind them being big..."
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Jan 29, 2018, 11:15pm

She immediately missed his warmth, his company, the feeling of safety he gave her. She pulled her knees to her chest, trying hard to ignore the lonliness she felt, biting her lip and resting her chin on her knees. As he returned, she felt the relief wash over her again and she looked up at him, taking the clothes with a soft thanks. Standing, she glanced around the room. "where..do I change?"
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Jan 29, 2018, 11:29pm

Remembering himself, he apologized with a nervous laugh, pointing out the bathroom down the hall. "It's the first door on the right. While you're here, my house is your house--shower, kitchen, whatever you want, you don't have to ask."
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Jan 29, 2018, 11:32pm

"Even if I"m hungry?" She laughed, the sound weak, but clearly a joke before giving a small bow and moving into the bathroom. It didn't take her long to change, she was terrified of being alone, so she wanted to get back to the man. When she finished, she pulled her hair down from it's messy ponytail, letting loose curls fall down her back for the first time since they'd met, and she made her way back into the living room and sitting back under the blanket fort.
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Jan 29, 2018, 11:53pm

"Even if you're hungry. My kitchen is open to you." He assured her with a laugh of his own. Playing the movie once again after she returned, he looked over to her and felt his heart leap in his chest. She looked incredible in his clothes. That thought shouldn't shock him as much as it did. "Better?" He asked, offering her a smile.
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Jan 29, 2018, 11:56pm

Tucking long hair behind her ear, she looked up at him, feeling his gaze on her. "Better...it's really warm." She toyed with the sleeves, surprised to find she liked how they covered herhands completely. She looked up at him, offering a weak smile. "I...never told you my name, how would you have even started to check up on me if I hadn't come back?"
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Jan 30, 2018, 12:26am

"I'm friends with the bartenders and the doormen at the Shooting Star, remember? It wouldn't take much work to figure out who you are." He pointed out with a grin. After a moment, expression turning thoughtful, he added, "What is your name, miss?"
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Jan 30, 2018, 12:37am

"right. You'd just be a creep to figure it out." She laughed softly, looking at the screen before she heard the last. Cheeks flushing softly, she turned her gaze to him again and she smiled just a little wider, the first real smile she could remember in months. "Sujin. Lee Su Jin." She knew she shouldn't give her name...but he seemed so...trustworthy.
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Jan 30, 2018, 12:54am

"Creeping for a good cause." He defended with another laugh. Hearing her name at last, he couldn't keep from grinning. "Lee Su Jin..." He tested the sound, finding that it was just as pretty as she was. "It's a pleasure to properly meet you, Sujin-si."
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Jan 30, 2018, 12:58am

"But still creeping." She smiled weakly. When she heard her name on his lips, the flush darkeend, eyes on his. He seemed to like her name, the way it sounded, the way he said it. With his accent, it sounded so much better than when she said it. After a mometn, seh smiled weakly. "...You're from Busan, aren't you?"
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Jan 30, 2018, 01:18am

Flushing at the question, he nodded, brushing his hair out of his face. "I am. I moved to Seoul when I was fifteen." He had worked hard to get rid of the accent, but after such a long, confusing day, he hadn't done anything to hide it. Not since they were speaking at the bar...
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Jan 30, 2018, 01:22am

"I could tell. Your accent was so familiar and I couldn't place it. You do a good job of hiding it..." She looked up at him, giving a weak smile. "But why do you want to hide it?"
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Jan 30, 2018, 03:42pm

"I own every trade line between here and Jeju. No one's going to take a country kid from Busan seriously, so I just...learned to hide it." He shrugged lightly, combing his hair back from his face. It was still damp from his shower, he noted.
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