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 31, 2018, 10:43pm

"Every...trade line? Really?" She looked up at him in shock. He didn't seem the business type. At the last, she gave a weak smile, shaking her head. "I take you seriously." As she looked up at him, noticing the way damp hair hung in his eyes, she realized for the first time that he actually was very attractive. "I like it...for the record. The accent, I mean."
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Jan 31, 2018, 11:11pm

"Every last one. It's been a lot of work." He nodded with a soft laugh. At the last, he raised an eyebrow, a crooked smile pulling at his lips. "You like it? That's surprising, most usually can't stop giving me shit for it."
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Jan 31, 2018, 11:16pm

"Work is good. Work keeps your mind off everything wrong in the world." She shook her head, shivering for a moment as she slipped under his blankets, looking up at him again. "I like it. It's...I don't know..homey sounding."
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Jan 31, 2018, 11:38pm

"Even if I'm working to be one of the people that's wrong with the world?" He asked, tilting his head before adding, "Homey sounding...that's a pretty good compliment. Are you from the city?"
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Feb 01, 2018, 12:01am

"I don't think you'd be wrong with the world at all." She shook her head, looking down at her lap. After a moment,s he gave a small shrug. "In..in a way, I guess." Her past was...complicated...
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Feb 01, 2018, 12:05am

"In a way? Is that something I can ask about?" He sensed there were quite a few mines in her past to be tiptoed around, not wanting to cause her any more trouble than he already had. "I'm fueling the city's drug trade and you're not sure I'm wrong with the world?"
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Feb 01, 2018, 12:25am

She shrugged slightly, taking a small breath. "it's no secret, and it' sno big deal. I was...born just outside of Busan...when I was four I was..orphaned and brought to Seoul and I've been here ever since." She shrugged again, looking down to her lap. "It doesn't really matter." At the last, she shook her head. "You're willing to help a complete stranger. Drugs or not, you're not a...bad person."
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Feb 01, 2018, 12:32am

"It matters to you." He offered quietly, as if it were the simplest fact in the world. At the last, he couldn't hide a smile. "So...because I helped you, that means I'm not a total lost cause?"
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Feb 01, 2018, 12:44am

"When you're the first person to ever treat me like a person, no...I don't think you're a lost cause. I think you're..a good person." She shrugged, toying with the blanket in her lap. "Why...ask about me?" She didn't matter. Not to him, not to anyone.
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Feb 01, 2018, 01:01am

"You have to be the only one in the city that thinks so." He shifted to pull one of the blankets over his legs, relaxing against the back of the couch. "Why not? You're learning things about me, and I'm curious to know about you."
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Feb 01, 2018, 01:09am

"I can't imagine anyone thinking you're a bad person. I mean...you started a fight, lost me a customer, all because you wanted to protect my honor or something." She laughed weakly, shivering again. At the last, she looked up at him again. "S...what do you want to know?
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Feb 01, 2018, 10:11am

"I can't stand seeing people having to deal with things like that. It's not the first fight I started." He laughed softly before looking over to her, curiosity clear in his eyes. "Anything. What do you like to do?"
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Feb 12, 2018, 12:32am

"What do I like to do? I mean...I work..I make a few deals and I go home. I get high, go to sleep and then I start it all over again." She bit her lip, shaking her head. "I don't really have a chance to do anything I 'like'." How must he see her, knowing about her drug problem and what she'd been through. How much he must judge her...
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Feb 12, 2018, 12:43am

"Do you ever have free time?" He asked next, taking her story in stride. He'd met nearly every drug manufacturer, mule, dealer, and addict in the city. It was just another fact of life, as far as he was concerned. "Or something you'd like to try if you could?"
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Feb 12, 2018, 12:58am

"Not really. I have to work as often as possible...or I won't make my rent or my..other bills and I'll end up on the street again. It's not pleasant, but it's necessary." He didn't seem to worried, too upset by her words. She looked up at him, taking a deep breath. "I don't know as far as trying... I don't really have the luxury of even thinking about fun."
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Feb 12, 2018, 01:09am

"I wasn't kidding about offering you a job, you know." He pointed out, humming softly as he brushed his hair back from his face. "It'd pay more. And you'd be able to get hits that you know are clean--I make sure everything I transport is legitimate. No nasty surprises."
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Feb 12, 2018, 01:16am

She tensed at his words, looking up at him in surprise. It would pay better... He was offering her a better job and he was offering her the drugs she relied so heavily on... He..wasn't trying to get her to quit? Or asking her why...? She frowned slightly, looking up at him. "You...don't think I'm a...a bad person?"
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Feb 12, 2018, 01:42am

"For what? I mean, if I'm not a bad person, you're the furthest thing from it. You have needs that need to be met. Who in the world doesn't have a vice or two?" He shrugged lightly, a little confused at her surprise. "You really think I have the right to judge anything like that?"
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Feb 12, 2018, 01:51am

"And you...won't ask me why? You won't...judge me for this vice? I mean..it almost got me killed today and I still intend to do it." She watched him, clearly curious. "You're not concerned...?"
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Feb 12, 2018, 10:10am

"Why should I? You're an adult; you know the risks of what you're doing. I can't make decisions for you. As long as you don't judge me for being the reason those drugs are in the city, we're even." He shrugged once again, offering her a smile.
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