Jan 21, 2017, 12:55am
The Riverwalk
NoWealthNoRuin
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 25, 2018, 12:57am

"I know I should." His fingers toyed with the top of his cane, giving a soft laugh that he hoped didn't sound as nervous as he felt. "I'd hate for there to be a problem that I've made worse by not going. I think...I think I'll be all right. After all, I'm not going alone." He added, surprised to find more than a little comfort in that thought.
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Jan 25, 2018, 01:06am

She had actually intended to drop him off at the hospital...but hearig him say he wouldn't be alone, she glanced at him before looking at the road again. "You...You want me to go in with you? Isn't a doctor's visit too...I don't know, personal for a stranger to sit in on?" Still...she would be worried until she knew he was alright. "But if you want, if you need it, I'll stay. I'll even hold your hand if you need it." The last was a joke, followed by a weak laugh.
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Jan 25, 2018, 01:14am

"I couldn't ask you to do that for a stranger. If you want to stay, I'd be grateful, but I've taken up a lot of your time." He couldn't hide a smile at the joke, fingers still toying with the cane.
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Jan 25, 2018, 01:20am

She shook her head. "I really don't mind. I don't mind staying. I just...wasn't sure if it was somthing more...personal. If you didn't want me hearing whatever the doctor says." Glancing at him again, she smiled slightly, wincing at the pull of her wound again. "I'll stay, as long as you want me to. I have to make sure I'll have a customer tomorrow, after all."
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Jan 25, 2018, 01:22am

"It's just an old scar. No huge secret or medical marvel behind it." He shook his head with a soft chuckle. At the last, his smile gained strength. "I wouldn't miss our appointment, miss Zoey, don't worry."
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Jan 25, 2018, 01:32am

"Some people don't like to show their scars." Her voice was hardly above a whisper, remembering the scar on her foot, the scar Jungwoo had once put his hand over, reminded her that it was nothing to be embarrassed by...She forced the thought from her mind. She hated him. She iddn't want any good memories of him at all. AT the last, she smiled weakly. Miss Zoey... She liked hearing her name on his voice. He had a...soothing voice. "You're sure? I mean, I wouldn't blame you if you found a better designer. There are plenty and you haven't even seen my good designs."
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Jan 25, 2018, 10:26am

"I know the feeling..." Something in her voice told him that this situation wasn't unusual...she had a scar or two of her own. At the last, he brightened a little. "I'd like to see your good designs. And I'm sure...I told you that I have a good feeling about people, right? I know it will be great."
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Jan 25, 2018, 01:55pm

Hearing the first, she relaxed a little, turning off the highway with a soft sigh. They were almost there. Then she could go home and make his scarf. As he said the last, she glanced at him once more. "Forgive me, but you don't seem the type to be that into fashion. Do you really need the clothes?
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Jan 25, 2018, 04:00pm

"I...like fashion, honestly. I've just never been able to figure out what is good, what is fashionable..." Giving a self-conscious laugh, he added, "I spent...a long time without very much at all. I'm glad to have what I do have now, but...it may sound ridiculous, but...I like having a physical reminder that I'm in a better situation now."
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Jan 29, 2018, 10:52am

"you like having...?' , she trailed off, eyes moving to his leg for a moment before she shook her head. "Oh..." With a flush of her cheeks, she pulled into the street with the hospital, pointing it out and stating the name softly. "It's one of the best in the city. They'll take really good care of you."
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Jan 29, 2018, 04:04pm

"I hope you don't think I'm too strange," He added, looking up at the building they approached. A shiver ran down his spine at the sight, trying to remind himself that there were quite a few things that nurse Jung--aunt Michelle, he had to remind himself--instilled in his mind that had to be worked past.
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Jan 29, 2018, 10:38pm

"I don't think you're strange. Well...I mean, not a dangerous strange. You just don't know how things work here yet." She laughed weakly, wincing at the pain it brought when it pulled at her wound. As she saw the shiver, she glanced at him before pulling into the parking lot. "I can stay with you, if it'll make you more..comfortable?"
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Jan 29, 2018, 11:04pm

"I...you've already done so much for me, miss Zoey..." He didn't want to ask that of a near-stranger. Especially after he had monopolized so much of her time. But the thought of being in that too-clean, painfully sanitized environment where he could be poked, prodded, and possibly sold out to the one man he was tirelessly working to take down made him incredibly uncomfortable.
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Jan 29, 2018, 11:13pm

She parked the car, looking at him before offering a small smile. "I'll do more, too. I told you that I'd stay with you if you wanted me to. And you told me hospitals are...frightening to you. So I'm staying." With a small smile, she opened the door, climbing out of the car before moving around to his side. Why was her heart beating so hard, so fast..?
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Jan 29, 2018, 11:27pm

"I...definitely owe you one for this." His smile showed his gratitude, making his way to his feet and thanking her for getting the door. "You have a really kind heart, miss Zoey."
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Jan 29, 2018, 11:31pm

"You remind me of someone I knew a long time ago." She smiled before remembering that was a life she wanted to push away and the smile fell just as quickly. She cleared her throat. "I mean...I just want to help. You're giving me a chance with my designs, after all. It's the least I can do."
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Jan 29, 2018, 11:52pm

"I'm flattered." His smile gained a little strength, leaning a little more heavily on his cane than he had in the park as he started toward the door. "And from what little I've seen of your designs, I'm surprised that you haven't been given a chance before."
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Jan 29, 2018, 11:54pm

He really did remind her so much of that kid, that little boy from so long ago. she forced the thought from her mind, shaking her head slightl before looking up at him. "It requires money to be given a chance at anything here. And money isn't something I have..which is why I look like this." She laughed, gesturing to her beat-up state.
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Jan 30, 2018, 12:24am

"If this scarf turns out well, I'd be happy to hire you as a personal shopper or something. Or even have you design an outfit or two for me so that I don't have to look like a mess while I'm here." He chuckled softly, looking over to her after a moment. "You know...you remind me of someone, too..."
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Jan 30, 2018, 12:33am

"A personal shopper." She laughed softly, shaking her head. As she heard him mention designing an entire outift, she looked up at him, eyes brightening. Clearly the words excited her. She smiled, hearing the last, she looked up at him again. "I do? Someone from France?" She couldn't imagine someone looking like her in France.
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