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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Feb 01, 2018, 01:21am

He couldn't hide a grateful smile at the gesture, taking a seat as directed and allowing the nurse to ask her preliminary questions before rolling up the leg of his pants to reveal the gnarled scar left from the wound he had suffered so long ago. Improper care of a very old wound was obvious, the area around the worst mark a little red from inflammation. "And my friend had an accident recently..." he added when he could. "Could you please make sure she's all right? You can add it to my fees, I don't mind."
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Feb 01, 2018, 01:32am

As he rolled up his pant leg, she couldnt' keep her gaze from settling on the wound. She couldn't imagine what had made his leg hurt so much like that. The image of his leg reminded her, once again, of the boy. The boy from so long ago... She took a small step closer before she heard the last and froze. "You...I told you I'm fine, ahjussi." Her cheeks flushed and she shook her head at the nurse. "Really, I don't need to be seen, I"m alright. It doesn't even hurt that much." Her side was killing her, her leg was aching, her lip was still split and her eye felt like it was swelling.
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Feb 01, 2018, 01:35am

"Please?" He asked softly, paying little attention to the nurse's hesitance. "I've asked so much of you today...you've gone out of your way to make sure that I'm all right. Please let me return the favor."
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Feb 01, 2018, 01:37am

Even if they did look at her, she couldn't afford this place, she couldn't afford whatever treatments they'd come up with..and she wouldn't let this man spend that kind of money on her. But when she looked up at him, saw the pleading look in his eyes, she bit her lip. Finally, she nodded slowly, taking a deep breath. "Alright. I'll..I'll let them look me over, okay?"
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Feb 01, 2018, 01:42am

"Thank you, miss Zoey." He relaxed a little as she agreed, smile a little more easygoing as the nurse finished looking his leg over and moved to attend to the girl's wounds as well. "I'll take care of everything...I'll feel better knowing that the both of us have a clean bill of health."
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Feb 01, 2018, 09:52am

As the nurse began to look her over, she suddenly felt very self conscious. Squirming a little in her place, she bit her lip. The woman moved to lift her shirt and she tensed, looking at her companion. After a moment, the nurse seemed to realize and have a small smile, informing them that she'd close the curtain to finish her exam. As she pulled a curtain between her and Henry, Sooyeon allowed the exam to continue. When the woman lifted her shirt, she gave a startled gasp before speaking softly. "How... Are you even walking...?"
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Feb 01, 2018, 10:32am

"Is everything all right?" Harry asked, feeling his concern spike at the nurse's shock. "Whatever she needs, please make sure it's taken care of." He added, wanting to make sure that his new friend had nothing to be concerned about.
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Feb 12, 2018, 12:46am

As the nurse continued her examination, she cleared her throat. "Mr. Borrison, I need to take this girl to the lab to run a few scans. Will you be alright alone for a few minutes? I'll be quick."

Biting her lip, Sooyeon shifted a little, wincing in pain. "I don't...I don't need any exams. I told you I was fine, ahjussi."
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Feb 12, 2018, 12:56am

"Please, miss Zoey." He rose to his feet with a wince, taking his cane in hand to stand a little closer to the curtain. "You've done all of this for me...I want to return the favor. You're hurt...please let me help?"
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Feb 12, 2018, 01:14am

Hearing his voice, the worry as he spoke, she bit her lip. After a long moment, Sooyeon noddd to the nurse. Hearing the woman inform him that they'd be right back, she was taken into a room, put under an x-ray machine and back out and dressed within only about twenty minutes. When she was brought back to the room, the curtain was pushed aside and she found herself once again standing face to face with the strange man and they were left alone while the nurse waited for the results.
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Feb 12, 2018, 01:39am

He couldn't keep from pacing as he waited, going between trying to kill time on his phone and worrying about the strange woman that had brought him here. Something about her brought out the oddest protective instinct in him, he found. After so many years of caring for no one but himself, it was a shock. But she didn't seem to have a friend in the world...and he could relate more than he ever wanted to admit. After being admonished for the third time by the nurse that brought Zoey back for being on his leg after stressing what was now confirmed as a fracture, he brightened at her presence. "Thank you for doing this." He said as they were left alone. "For allowing me to worry about you."
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Feb 12, 2018, 01:45am

Flushing softly at his words, she nodded. Limping as she made her way back into the room, she found it hard to stand, to breathe. Her leg was killing her, her ribs burned, her arm was throbbing and she just wanted to sit down. But Harry was the patient here. She looked up at him "I'm sorry for making you worry, ahjussi." Putting on a weak smile, she found it hard to meet his gaze. She was embarrassed that he'd seen her like this and even more embarrassed that he knew it was fairly serious. Serious enough to warrant twenty minutes of scans... "You...really didn't have to do this. I'll..I'll pay you back for everythign, alright? Don't worry about paying me for consultations or anything. I'll just take it out of the hospital bills and pay you the difference."
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Feb 12, 2018, 02:01am

"Let's just worry about seeing you well. We can talk prices and consultations later, okay?" He asked, shaking his head before gesturing to one of the chairs. "You look like you're about to collapse. Please sit." She was still so worried about not owing him a thing, he thought. Just how much trouble had debt put her into...?
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Feb 12, 2018, 02:13am

"You're the one with the injured leg, ahjussi." She hsook her head as he offered her a seat, cheeks flushed softly. She didn't want to owe him anyting else, not even a seat. Her eyes moved to his again and she gave a weak smile. "I'm...sorry I've been so much trouble. I guess you didn't expect to meet a street-vendor and end up having to pay thousands of dollars at a hopsital on her.
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Feb 12, 2018, 02:16am

"There's more than one place to sit." he reminded her, hopping back onto the examination table to prove his point. At the last, he shook his head. "I'd have to pay for my own tests either way. The price isn't a burden to me--especially if it's something that we both need. There's nothing to apologize for; I'm happy to help out a new friend."
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Feb 12, 2018, 02:20am

"Then you take the comfortable chair and I'll--" she cut off as he moved to the table, cheeks flushing softly as she saw him move. He was so...commanding. He seemed to expect to be obeyed... Was there anyone that ever denied him what he wanted? As she heard the last, her heart gave a jump. She frowned slightly, looking up at him, raising a brow. "New friend? i'm...not so sure you want to be my friend, ahjussi. I'm not...exactly friend-material." She flushed softly, watching him closely. "Still...happy to help or not...I'll pay you back, alright? No matter what or how long it takes, I will."
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Feb 12, 2018, 02:25am

"Neither am I. I've lived in two countries and you're the first person I've met in either that I like." He pointed out, aware as he spoke that the situation was nothing short of strange. At the last, he hummed softly, knowing that she had to be almost as stubborn as he was. "...Then why don't we strike up a deal? The consultation, the designing, whatever you need for time and materials and anything else...a workspace and commuting..." He listed off as much as he could think of, wanting the debt she saw to him to vanish as quickly as possible. "If you work with me, we can call it even."
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Feb 12, 2018, 02:32am

Feeling her leg begin to burn again, she sank into the comfortable chair, leaning back a little. Her head was spinning. She was exhausted. A deal? It still seemed like she was getting more out of the deal than he was. "Time, materials, workspace, and commuting? That seems like I'd just owe you even more..." She gave a weak laugh, shaking her head before looking up at him again. "Okay. But..if you see my designs and decide it's not what you'd like after all, you just have to tell me. I'll find some other way to pay you back, okay? If you don't like my designs...you don't have to pretend that you do. Deal?"
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Feb 12, 2018, 10:19am

"I know how much these tests would usually run in France. I don't think the price is much different here, right?" He asked, shaking his head. "And if I don't like your designs...I might just use you as my personal shopper. You look like you have a good sense of style...I'd like to reflect that to my clients."
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Feb 12, 2018, 10:51am

Flushing softly at his compliments, she looked up at him and smiled. "Alright. So I'll be your designer unless you don't like it. Then I'll be your shopper until my debt is paid back. Deal?" She held her hand out to him, ignoring the twinge in her arm, she smiled up at him. "What...kind of work do you do, exactly?"
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