Jan 21, 2017, 12:55am
The Riverwalk
NoWealthNoRuin HK's Territory
A peaceful strip of small shops and restaurants overlooking the banks of the river that marks the unspoken boundary between the two territories.
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Jan 24, 2018, 12:41am

"I..." He almost declined the help before he saw the worry in her face, nodding at last. "I'd hate to worry you. If it would give you peace of mind, I'll go." Then, after a moment, he added, "You have a slight limp, too. Maybe we should both get checked out..."
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Jan 24, 2018, 12:43am

Tensing as he mentioned her limp, she shook her head. 'Mine is just a little sore muscle. Nothing to worry about, it'll be fine in a day or two." She flushed, looking up at him for a moment before pointin gto a beat up station wagon nearby. "That's my car. I told you, it's not much..." She didn't really have money to get checked, even if she wanted to. After amoment, she looked up at him again. "Come on, Mr. Borrison. I'll make sure you're taken care of very well. "
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Jan 24, 2018, 01:06am

"It's great. I like it." He couldn't hide a fond smile at the endearingly worn vehicle, starting a little more slowly toward the car. At the last, he couldn't hide a flash of concern. "If you're sure...please get it looked at if the problem is worse than it seems."
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Jan 24, 2018, 10:02am

"great? I'm afraid it's going to break down or explode on a daily basis." She laughed weakly, wincing at the pain it brought her ribs. She looked up at him at the last, frowning. She couldn't afford medical attention. She'd just have to wait it out. "I'll... Get it looked at if it's necessary..." She didn't meet his gaze, hating that she was lying to this stranger. Why did she feel the need to lie to a stranger...?
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Jan 24, 2018, 10:17am

"I don't want to...overstep my bounds, but...I know what it's like to have a broken rib." He offered softly, hoping the mention wouldn't make her shut herself down. "You're incredibly strong to be dealing with it like this."
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Jan 24, 2018, 01:52pm

Looking up at him in shock, she tried to form words, to ask how he knew, but nothing would work. Finally, she ducked her head again, hair falling to hide her face. She dealt with broken ribs all the time...but he didnt need to know that. "Im sure nothing is broken. Don't worry, ahjussi...and just get your leg seen, alright..?" Even with it being broken, she couldn't do anything about it anyway...
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Jan 24, 2018, 04:14pm

"Even a bruise is a pain in the ass." He pointed out, reaching the car and moving to open the door for her. "Thank you again for this...you're very kind."
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Jan 24, 2018, 06:42pm

"Even a bruise.." She nodded, fingers brushing the bruise under her eye absently before he stopped at the driver's side. She looked up at him, surprised by his chivalrous movement. "I...should have gotten your door. You're the injured one." Flushing softly, she smiled weakly. "Thank you, Mr. Borrison." She hadn't been so close to him before...he really was handsome.
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Jan 24, 2018, 08:21pm

"Technically we both are." He reminded her with a smile, shrugging lightly. Even with her bruises, he saw, she was stunning...just what was a flower like this doing in the middle of such a corrupt city?
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Jan 24, 2018, 09:38pm

"We both are..." She smiled. "But you're the one with an injury bad enough to go to hospital." Still, she leaned down to sit in the driver's seat, making sure she was well out of the way of the door. Her heart was pounding....why was her heart pounding...? There was no reason to feel nervous...
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Jan 24, 2018, 09:47pm

Closing the door behind her, he made his way to the other side, lowering into the seat with a sigh and setting his cane aside. He might have pushed himself too far beyond his limit this time, he thought, rubbing his leg idly.
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Jan 24, 2018, 10:11pm

As he rubbed his leg, she frowned slightly. Shifting the car as it gave a whine, she glanced at him again. "Has your leg..a.lways been like that? Or did you injure it recently..?"
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Jan 24, 2018, 10:39pm

"It's been like that for...almost fifteen years now? It happened a few months before I left the country." He hummed softly, fingers pressing hard into the muscles in an attempt to alleviate the pain. "Some days it's worse than others, but lately it's been pretty bad."
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Jan 24, 2018, 10:45pm

Hearing him say fifteen years, her body froze. Her hands tightened on the wheel as she forced the little bit of memories she still had back. "Don't poke at it. It'll only hurt more." She spoke mroe to herself, but it could work for him, too. After a moment, she took a shaky breath. "Maybe the doctors can help. Maybe you've irritated it...."
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Jan 24, 2018, 10:56pm

"Maybe. They said that walking a little more would help build my strength...but I might have pushed myself today. And the bike didn't help..." He mumbled as an afterthought, still bothered by the eeriest sense of deja vu.
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Jan 24, 2018, 11:12pm

Looking up at him in surprise, she bit her lip. "Maybe a bike is too much..." Starting down the street toward a hospital, she cleared her throat. "I don't wan tto take you to a hospital you can't afford, but I don't want to take you to one that's no good to their patients. Is there a hospital you prefer?" Her hair fell in her face, looking far more like the child she used to be than she had in years.
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Jan 24, 2018, 11:45pm

"I haven't seen one here, honestly." He gave a slightly nervous laugh at that, shaking his head. "Money isn't...really a concern for me. Not when it comes to my health. Whatever hospital you think would be best will be fine." Seeing her hair fall into her face, he recalled the girl at his window once again. It couldn't be...
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Jan 24, 2018, 11:52pm

Smiling weakly, she nodded. "You really should see a doctor at least on occasion. They could help you. Medicine is advancing every day." As she turned onto another street, she cleared her throat. "Ahjussi...why do you trust me? I mean..not many people would get in the car with a stranger, especially not one that looks like me... I look like I got in a fight ith a woodchipper and lost." Money wasn't a concern...? Just who was this man? How much money did he have to wear the cltohes he had, to ask for a private designer...? Who was he...?
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Jan 25, 2018, 12:29am

"It's...hard to explain. I can just...tell that you're a good person. That you genuinely want to help." He said after a moment, turning to offer her a smile. "As for seeing a doctor...don't laugh, all right?" He added with a nervous chuckle. "Doctors and hospitals...kind of scare me." After all, he had been told from a young age to avoid them like the plague. His "aunt" had been insistent on keeping him far away from any place that could find his identity...
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Jan 25, 2018, 12:32am

"You can just tell..." she nodded, cheeks a pale pink as she turned onto another main street, slipping onto the highway with ease. "Why would I laugh at that? Everyone has a fear or two. Yours is hospitals. It's nothign to be embarrassed about." She smiled slightly, shaking her head. "But..if you're afraid, you don't have to go just to make me feel better..."
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