Jan 21, 2017, 01:02am
The Quarry
NoWealthNoRuin HK's Territory
Once used for mining limestone in days long past, it's now a place frequented by Hakyeon's rougher "brothers" for interrogation purposes.
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Jun 21, 2017, 01:18pm

"It sounds like you might need backup Someone to be there for you, maybe even pretend to be your new boyfriend so that you can show him that you're able to be happy without him." He suggested, erasing the waistline of the dress to rework the fit.
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Jun 21, 2017, 01:43pm

"I don't have anyone to ask. I thought about it, I even considered hiring someone but that would only prove him right. I have to pay someone to be with me..? Watching him work,she smiled weakly. "I can't talk to men, especially attractive ones...I could never ask someone to go with me, even if I wanted to.." But she didn't even have anyone to ask. "He's....right about me. About a lot of it..." she was pathetic, useless..
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Jun 21, 2017, 01:52pm

"I could do it." He blurted before he could stop himself, not wanting to hear her speak so badly about herself. "Because I can promise you that you're nothing like he says you are. I've known you for a few minutes and it's obvious to me." He found he couldn't look up to her, focusing on his work as his face heated at the offer. What was he doing, he thought, chewing on his lip. He didn't get close to anyone. Not after what had happened the last time. But he couldn't let things stay the way they were in her life.
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Jun 21, 2017, 02:42pm

"Y-y-you..?" She looked up at him in shock, wondering what was going trough his mind. He didn't seem the type to take his customers out... and the way he talked to her was like they were more like friends. "I...I couldn't ask you to do that, ahjussi..." cheeks burning even darker, she smiled weakly. "I mean...I've barely been out on a real date. A fake one with an attractive man that doesn't even swing my way just seems..like I'd still be proving him right anyway. I mean...the only date in can get is my tailor? And that's only because he's gay so there's no risk? "
Edited by Kace81 on Jun 21, 2017, 02:43pm
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Jun 21, 2017, 09:46pm

"You don't have to ask, I'm offering--" He was in the middle of taking a drink of his tea when he heard the last, spluttering and coughing as his shock nearly made him inhale the drink. "G-gay?! I'm not--what gave you that idea? Just because I own a tailor's shop doesn't mean I'm not interested in women." He insisted, face burning in embarrassment over the assumption.
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Jun 21, 2017, 10:10pm

Her own cheeks flushed darkly. She looked up at him, heart pounding as she met his gaze. Her hair fell In her eyes as she looked up at him. "You...you're not...not g-..?" Suddenly she couldn't look at him, couldnt talk to him. Jihye had said he as gay. It must have been so that she could talk to him. Knowing he wasn't gay made it immensely more difficult to think. How must he see her now? She was pathetic. Struggling to speak, to try to find the words to apologize, she could do nothing but stutter.
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Jun 21, 2017, 10:26pm

"N-no, please don't be embarrassed. I'm...sure it's a common assumption." He shook his head, seeing the depth of her embarrassment and wondering just what she must think of him. "You're not the first person to think so."
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Jun 21, 2017, 11:24pm

She still tried to apologize, cheeks burning, eyes unable to meet his. After a minute or so of struggling, she picked up the cup of tea, raising it to her lips to take a deep drink. Anything to take her attention off of her embarrassment. What was she thinking? Just taking someone's word that he was gay? She came right out and said it. Was she crazy? Even if he was gay he likely didn't want it spread around. And if he wasn't, as he said, then she had just insulted him. Was he angry? Was he embarrassed, too? Did she look like a complete ass now? Like...like she'd believed every stereotype out there..?
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Jun 21, 2017, 11:32pm

"It's fine. I promise it's fine." He assured her, laying a hand on her arm with a soft smile, face still burning partially from her statement and partially from her reaction. She looked mortified, he thought. Had he really embarrassed her that much? "But misunderstandings aside, I'm still happy to help you if you want it. With the right suit to go with your dress, I bet we'd look more put-together than the bride and groom. He'll see you happy and beautiful and healthy...and not alone. And if it's too much, we can leave right after the ceremony claiming to have some better appointment to keep."
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Jun 22, 2017, 12:00am

(Okay..I take a lot of inspiration from Hwanki.. XD)

Biting her lip as she felt his hand on her arm, she struggled to find her voice. She'd never really had an attractive man's attention for this long.. especially not one that wanted to talkt o her, one that wanted to help her.. Cheeks still burning, she looked up at him, meeting his gaze as she took another shaky breath. "You don't...e-even know when it is..and you're willing to agree to..to help me?" He didn't even know her... But still..havign this man on her arm for the night, if she could manage to be with him that long, would certainly throw him off. After all..she'd lost the weight..and having a man fifty times out of her league..would prove him wrong, woulnd't it? After a moment, his words hit her and she looked up at him agian, in surprise. "..b-beautiful?" Did he really think he could manage to make her look good?
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Jun 22, 2017, 12:04am

((I can see that. This poor thing. XD))

"I want to help." He nodded, feeling a stirring at the back of his mind that warned of getting too close, of letting his heart bleed too easily. But this was just helping out a friend of a friend, he told himself firmly. There was no harm in that. "I told you earlier...you're beautiful. You don't need the dress to change anything about you...just to bring out the confidence in yourself to show him how wrong he was."
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Jun 22, 2017, 12:25am

He wanted to help. Or was he doing it for a good tip? Maybe Jihye had called up ahead and asked him for this. She chewed her lip for a moment before taking another nervous drink from her glass. It was empty. Setting it back on the table, she thought his words over for a long moment. Finally managing to find her voice, she nodded slowly. "If...if you really want to..t-to help me. But if you don't, please don't take the job. I...iI can go on my own if i need to." At the last,s he felt her cheeks heat once more. She dropped her gaze again. She wasnt beautiful. Taemin had made sure she knew that...
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Jun 22, 2017, 08:33am

"I'll go with you." He decided, knowing that he would have to insist if he wanted to help her. As he had been speaking, his hand moved across the page, sketching out a simple, but classy dress. "You're not the type for frills and bows..." He mumbled, turning his attention back to his work. "We want to make a statement without looking like we're trying to. It should feel natural..."
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Jun 22, 2017, 09:29am

Biting her lip, she nodded at the statement of going with her before clearing her throat. "Thank you..ahjussi." that meant she'd have to call him by name st the wedding. Act natural with him, try to be normal. Could she manage it? At the mention of no bows and no frills, she looked up at him again. "I'm not?" The curiosity was killing her. She wanted desperately to see what he was drawing, what he thought of her.."Natural? What should feel natural?"
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Jun 22, 2017, 02:33pm

"No, you need something a little more classic...class rather than flash." He was lost to his musing once again, finishing a few details before turning the clipboard around to allow her to see. What was there was a very classy design, the cut meant to flatter her natural curves while not revealing too much. "I've got several fabrics that will work for this...we can look them over when the design is finished. What do you think so far?"
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Jun 22, 2017, 03:07pm

Eyes scanning the image, she couldn't hide the uncertainty in her gaze. She knew dresses didn't look good on her.and she hated the idea of wearing one of his masterpieces just to make it look bad... biting her lip, she wondered if it would be impolite to take it back, to just go to target and find something cheap, something she wouldn't ruin... "its pretty...are you sure..th - that you want to..to put me in it?"
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Jun 22, 2017, 10:02pm

"...You don't like it." He studied her face, frowning slightly. He was so sure he had read her tastes correctly, he thought. Had he misread her? "What parts would you change?"
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Jun 22, 2017, 10:42pm

She shook her head quickly, looking up at him. Her eyes met his, cheeks flushing. "N-No! No, it's gorgeous. I just...I can't...I dold you, I don't look good in dresses. I"d hate to put on something so pretty that you worked so hard on and...make it look bad." Her cheeks darkened and she took a deep breath. "I like it..a lot. I just don't want to ruin it."
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Jun 22, 2017, 10:49pm

"How would you ruin it? It's made just for you...to enhance what you already have. There's no ruining anything." He assured her, shaking his head as he brushed his hair from his eyes. "Do yourself a favor...whenever you think things like that, ask yourself if that's your voice...or his. If it's not yours, ignore it. It isn't what your heart should be listening to."
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Jun 22, 2017, 11:50pm

"It's just...things that are form fitting.." She glanced down at her oversized, baggy clothes. Since she'd lost the weight she hadn't really had time or money much to update her wardrobe. She made due with what hse had..which made her still seem larger.. "I don't usually wear things like that because..." Screams of calling her fat, of calling her disgusting shot through her mind and she bit her lip. "I just don't." At the last, she looked up at him again, surprised by his words. After a long moment, she spoke, voice soft. "Honestly...I don't know who's voice it is anymore. It all..sounds the same."
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