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Aug 08, 2017, 04:13pm

At the question, his hands froze for a second, hood falling a little further into his face before he let out a slow sigh. "Y-yeah...yeah, that's it." He was surprised that she was able to put that together. But knowing that she could see it so easily made his embarrassment double, wondering just what she must think of a grown man, the CEO of a large and publicized company, that couldn't even ask the woman that sat outside of his office every day how her afternoon was going.
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Aug 08, 2017, 11:27pm

Seeing the way he froze, the surprise on his face, she leaned forward, watching him closely. After a moment, she hummed softly. "So...when you met me...was it that you were afraid to say the wrong thing? Or you just didn't know what to say? Do you...Just get nervous? Or is it that you think too much? Too many scenarios?"
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Aug 08, 2017, 11:32pm

"All of the above..." He cleared his throat, returning to the work before him as he slid the chopped ingredients into a pan and turning the heat on before flipping through the spice rack he had sitting on the counter. "And then some..."
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Aug 09, 2017, 12:14am

She chewed her lip for amoment, wondering how long he'd suffered from this. How long he'd been alone... Did his family know? Did they care...? She was silent for a long moment, which was surprising for her... But finally, taking a deep breath, she looked up at him. "...I'd...like to be your friend, Eun Hwanki-si...if...if you'd allow it."
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Aug 09, 2017, 12:18am

"You what?" He was surprised by the offer, turning back to her in open confusion. "You...you would?" He asked softly before clearing his throat. "I'm...not the greatest friend, but...I'm flattered by the offer. I'd be honored to accept." But why did she want to be his friend, he thought. Was she wanting to help him? She didn't seem the type to want to take advantage of a hermit, even with his family and his job. Or was she in need of a friend as well?
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Aug 09, 2017, 12:42am

"The fact that you worry so much about saying the wrong thing, that you are silent because you like to listen more than you like to speak... means you'll be a great friend, ahjussi." After a moment, she leaned a little further over the counter. "I guess if we're going to be friends, I should give you my name, shouldn't I?" With a soft laugh, she watched him. "...and...I suppose you're wondering why...why I wantt o be your friend, aren't you?"
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Aug 09, 2017, 12:44am

"Oh...I'm sorry, I never asked your name." He realized, giving a small nod at the last. "Um...yes, I...I am."
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Aug 09, 2017, 12:55am

"It's Yeonhui." She smiled, tilting her head as he worked, surprised to see him responding so much. Wouldn't he normally avoid talking at all costs? "Chae Yeonhui." After a moment, her smile widened. "You helped me. Now I want to help you. You should have someone you can talk to, someone who won't judge, and won't get upset with anything you say. You need someone you can talk to and open up to without fear of saying the wrong thing. I want to be that person. I want to help you...learn how to be outside. I want to help you get over being so shy."
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Aug 09, 2017, 12:59am

"Yeonhui." He nodded, finding that the name flowed easily on his tongue. It was pretty...as was she. At the offer, he was caught for a moment, images of clumsy immersion therapy or failed attempts to force him to be social crossing his mind for a moment. Shaking his head, he gave a weak smile, checking the pan to make sure nothing was sticking. "You...wouldn't be the first to try. No one has...been successful."
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Aug 09, 2017, 01:17am

"I won't ask you to go out. And I wont try to pressure you into doing things that make you uncomfortable." She shook her head, looking up at him. "I don't want to become an annoyance. I want to become someone you can talk to. And maybe by getting comfortable talking to me, you can get comfortable with the idea of going out. I won't do anyy kind of cheesy therapy..just offering an ear for when you're ready to talk. Is that alright?"
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Aug 09, 2017, 08:36am

Hearing her explanation, he felt some of the tension ease from his shoulders, worries turning to something that was almost hope. Could that really help, he wondered, looking to her with a tilt of his head. From the sound of it, at least it didn't sound like pure torture...it sounded pleasant. He only had one friend to his name...perhaps one more wouldn't hurt. "I'd...I'd like that." He said at last, a small smile on his lips.
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Aug 09, 2017, 10:50pm

Nodding as he looked up at her, she smiled softly. Her hand tapped lightly on teh counter and she hummed softly. "Would you really like that? Or are you saying that because you think it's what I want to hear?" She laughed softly, tilting her head slightly to try to meet his gaze. The hood was in the way. "...do you always wear that hood?"
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Aug 09, 2017, 11:02pm

"I don't lie. It's...rare enough that I talk at all. But I don't lie." He shook his head, aware of her shifting and not looking up from his work. At the last, he raised an eyebrow, glancing over to her. "...When I'm alone, not usually. But around other people...yes. Always."
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Aug 09, 2017, 11:16pm

Nodding at his words, accepting them, she smiled. "Is it like a..shield?" She couldn't hold back a small smile. "I think I've decided on my first goal being your friends."
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Aug 09, 2017, 11:35pm

"Sort of." He said after a long moment, raising an eyebrow. "I...never really thought of it that way." At the last, he moved back to the pan, adding a few different spices. "What goal is that?"
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Aug 10, 2017, 01:23am

With a smile, she nodded, looking up at him for a moment before smiling a bit wider. "I want to get you to take off your hood. Even for a moment, even if just around me...I want to get you to take off the hood. That's my first goal."
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Aug 10, 2017, 09:25am

"That...might take a while." The thought of being so exposed, of not having that layer to hide beneath or to use to his advantage made his heartbeat pick up, having to fight to remind himself that this was a hypothetical at this point, nothing more.
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Aug 10, 2017, 04:40pm

"It wouldn't be a goal of it was easy. But rest assured, I won't take it off, myself." She smiled. "It would be your choice, everything I try will completely be your choice. I won't pressure you." She smiled, watching him closely. "Do you belive what I'm saying?"
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Aug 10, 2017, 07:53pm

"I believe you." He assured her, nodding with a faint smile as his eyes remained on his work. "I...I don't know how successful you'll be. I'm pretty sure this won't work...but I believe what you're saying."
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Aug 16, 2017, 11:50pm

At his words, she looked up at him, giving the first, bright, honest smile she ould remember giving in years. It was brighter than the sunshine, more beautiful than a diamond, her hair fell in her eyes. "I'm sre it'll work. I"m patient..and all you need is a little patience, I'm sure of it, ahjussi."
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