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The dark catacombs tying the businesses and hotels together on the city block.
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Aug 07, 2017, 01:16pm

((Yeeees he's so great. XD))

"Why do you think I don't like you?" The confusion and embarrassment was clear on his face. Oh no. He'd given a bad impression after all. Cursing his inability to get his thoughts out, he shook his head once again. She thought he was rude and that he disliked her for no apparent reason. What next, would she accuse him of being a pervert after all? "That's...that's not the case. At all. Just. Please, let me apologize for making you think that."
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Aug 07, 2017, 02:13pm

"You do everything in your power to avoid looking at me, talking to me at all costs. It's pretty obvious that you dont, ahjussi. Like I said, it's fine, though. I--" cutting off as she saw what almost looked like fear in his eyes, she bit her lip. "Are you afraid of me? That I'll tell people you are mean or something? I won't talk about you out there, you don't have to worry. I won't slander you or anything..."
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Aug 07, 2017, 07:00pm

"It's...more fear than animosity..." He admitted, speaking too quickly as he rubbed at the back of his neck. "It's...not you. I promise. It's everyone. That's not anything I'm worried about."
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Aug 07, 2017, 10:47pm

She looked up at him at his words, watching the way he moved, the way he shifted uncomfortably. "Well...either way, whether you dislike me or not, you dislike...talking, you dislike being around people and having to be social. I won't stick around and put you in an uncomfortable position. I returned something you let me borrow, that's all I came here for." She gave another bow. "I'll let you get back to your..." she gestured to the room. "This." As she started to walk again, her stomach growled louder than before and she flushed, hand moving to her stomach to try to silence the sound.
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Aug 07, 2017, 11:10pm

"I...I can cook. I like to cook. I was just about to make something for me to eat...let me make you something, too." He insisted, already moving into the kitchen that stood behind a divider between his living room and the office at the back of the studio. "...Let me decide what I like and dislike." He wanted to prove her wrong, he decided, to do at least one adventurous thing to make up for the way he had frozen after their first meeting.
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Aug 07, 2017, 11:21pm

She turned back to face him slowly, watching him move into the kitchen. He liked to cook..? HE didn't seem the type... Still, as he insisted once more that she stay, she watched him for a moment before speaking, voice soft, hardly over a whisper. "...You want me to stay, ahjussi?" She wanted to hear those words. If he didn't say those words, she wouldn't stay. She didn't want him feeling he owed her anything.. It was she, after all, who owed him...
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Aug 07, 2017, 11:32pm

Hearing the words, he ran his teeth over his lip as he pushed the sleeves of his jacket up to his elbows. "I want you to stay." He replied with a nod, turning back to meet her gaze. "If you want to..."
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Aug 07, 2017, 11:43pm

Surprised to find him meeting her gaze, to find him speaking so openly, actually telling her he wanted her, she felt a small flush creep over her cheeks. After a moment, she nodded, moving closer to teh kitchen, watching him closely. "...So...it's not that you don't like me...Is it that you don't like anyone? You don't like people in general? IS that why you lock yourself away in here and don't let anyone in...?" Maybe it just was that he wasn't singling her out...he just didn't like anyone at all...
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Aug 08, 2017, 12:03am

At the questions, he hesitated for a moment before nodding. "That's...pretty much it, yes." he moved into the kitchen, thinking over the recipes he knew that were the most commonly liked. "I hope...you don't think I was being rude to you."
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Aug 08, 2017, 12:32am

"You really mean that, don'tyou?" she flushed softly, watching him closely before shaking her head and looking down at her feet. she was standing...awkwardly...and completely unsure of how to react, what to do... She laughed softly. "No. I mean, yes...I thoguht you were rude, but you didn't really have any reason not to be. You ddnt' know me. And you...I mean.." He'd heard what her brother had said about her and her mother, the fact that she was basically a bastard. Illegitimate. He knew she was below his radar, his level. "So..it's that you don't like people..or is it that you're.." she trailed off, cheeks flushing again. "Nevermind." It was rude of her to say what she was thinking. Bt he ddin't seem the type to just..not like people. Not with how he was treatin gher now. If he didn't like people in general he wouldn't have asked her to stay. There had to be more to it. Was it possible that he was just...cripplingly shy...? He didn't know how to communicate...?
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Aug 08, 2017, 12:37am

"That I'm...what?" He asked, raising an eyebrow as he watched her shift uncomfortably. Recognizing the body language more easily than anything, he gestured to one of the stools at the counter. "You can...have a seat if you want." He said after a long moment, wanting to alleviate her discomfort. Thinking of a simple recipe to put together, he moved to the refrigerator to gather what he would need. "I don't...mean to be rude. To anyone. Especially not...after seeing your own family treat you that way."
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Aug 08, 2017, 01:26am

Surprised he picked up on what she was thinking, how she was feeling, she flushed softly. She hadn't felt embarrassed, enrvous, awkward in years... This was new... With a small smile, she gave a bow, thanking him and movng to the stool. She was about to eat dinner...with a CEO..in his penthouse. What was happening? Where were the hidden cameras? She was about to finish speaking, about to tell her what she'd said nevemind about before she heardt he last. She'd been in the process of picking up a coaster that sat on his counter before she heard the last. Her eyes moved to him in shock, feeling her stomach freeze and she dropped it bacck on the counter with a loud clatter. She looked up at him, heart pounding. He mentioned her family. "I don't...I dont think you're rude now. You...you gave me your hat that day." She bit her lip, looking down at the counter. AFter seeing her family treat her that way? It was justified, right? Or...not justified, but acceptable in a social setting. She was a bastard, after all.
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Aug 08, 2017, 12:59pm

Not expecting the sound, he jumped as the coaster hit the counter, hitting his head on the top of the inside of the refrigerator with a soft curse. Setting the meat he needed on the counter along with a few vegetables, he replied, "I'm...I still feel like I should...I don't know. Apologize for losing my temper...even if he deserved it. I hope I didn't cause trouble for you."
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Aug 08, 2017, 01:35pm

"That was losing your temper?" She laughed weakly, shaking her head. "Don't worry about it. Nothing you did could make it worse, it can't get worse. I haven't been home in days, I mean, i--" she cut offrealizing she was telling him way more than she should. Way more than he cared about. "You don't have to apologize for anything. It had nothing to do with you..."
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Aug 08, 2017, 01:54pm

"Where have you been staying?" He asked before he could stop himself, feeling a stab of worry at the mention of not being home. He hoped that she had a safer place to be in the meantime.
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Aug 08, 2017, 02:20pm

She looked at him in surprise, debating for a moment if she should answer before taking a deep breath. "In a motel just outside of Seoul." In the worst area possible...it was what she could afford...
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Aug 08, 2017, 02:33pm

"Aren't...aren't you worried that it isn't safe?" He asked, eyes widening at the admission. Already he was thinking of places that he knew, much better, much safer places that he might be able to get into contact with.
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Aug 08, 2017, 03:15pm

"It's what I can afford, safe or not, and it's better than being on the street. " she shrugged. "And believe it or not, they're better than being with my father and brother, too..." she shook her head, toying with the coaster once more. "Sorry. I know you care bnothing about my home issues. I mean, you don't like people, right?"
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Aug 08, 2017, 03:25pm

"I care. It's...not that I don't like people. It's...more complicated than that." He rubbed the back of his neck, setting a few pans on the stove before pulling out a knife that he had meticulously sharpened the day before, starting to prepare his ingredients. "But I'm sorry...that you've had to live like that. That must be hard."
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Aug 08, 2017, 04:07pm

"Ota that you're--" she cut off, watching the way he began preparing the food. Like a pro, like he was perfectly at home with every brush of the knife... she'd heard stories of body bags, knives, terror...was it possible they were all Just misunderstandings..? And he was simply...a cook? She couldn't hold back a small smile at the thought. "If you don't mind me asking..is it that you're shy? Not...not a normal shy..but cripplingly shy? Introverted, unsure how to handle situations...something like that? Is that why you said you couldn't ask for help..?"
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