Feb 07, 2017, 11:23pm
The Alley
NoWealthNoRuin HK's Territory
Much less intricate than the Rabbit Hole's labyrinth, just a small series of back roads behind the Shooting Star and the other businesses on the block.
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Sep 21, 2017, 08:26am

"We were just laughing." She pointed out, a little flattered over his concern. "I feel fine. Better than I have in days." She added, smiling despite the fact that her face was still flushing lightly. "I'm blushing? I guess it's the show they put on...but why did you have to pull me out of the way to ask if I was all right?"
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Sep 21, 2017, 09:01am

He wasn't jealous, he reminded himself as the flash of anger shot through him when she mentored the run again. At the last, he felt his own face heat as he shifted. How could he explain that he'd pulled her to the side simply so the other men wouldn't stare at her like that again... after a moment, he sighed softly. "I'm going fora walk. I need to get away from...someone and clear my head. I didn't want to ask you to come with me in front of the nursesand risk embarrassing you because they got the wrong idea. That's all..."
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Sep 21, 2017, 01:16pm

"I wouldn't have been embarrassed." She shrugged, frowning slightly at the words he chose. "Sure, I'll walk with you. Who are you trying to get away from?" He seemed a little more bothered, she noticed, than he wanted to let on. "...Did something happen?"
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Sep 21, 2017, 01:43pm

"Do you remember that love triangle we talked about?" He bit his lip, sighing softly before speaking again. "The third point just showed up..."
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Sep 21, 2017, 11:52pm

"The third..." the girl that had broken his heart? She watched him carefully, wanting to reach out, to offer some kind of comfort and not knowing what would help. "You need a distraction?" She asked, offering a weak smile as she knew that he wouldn't confide in her despite her offer. It just wasn't the type of person he was.
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Sep 22, 2017, 12:13am

He nodded. "I need a walk, away from the base, and I need a distraction from a friend. Do you think you could handle that?" With a weak smile, he looked up at her.
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Sep 22, 2017, 12:31am

Feeling her smile gain strength as she heard him call her his friend, she tried to ignore the way her heartbeat picked up at the title. "Whatever you need, Daeyoung-si. I'm happy to help."
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Sep 22, 2017, 12:42am

Nodding, he glanced around to be sure there was no one else around before he gently grasped her wrist and led her toward the gates to the base. Instructig the guards not to tell anyone but Sijin where he'd gone, he pulled her out away from the base and toward the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Once they were well out of ear shot, he sighed softly. "...she's been driving me crazy for two days..I've been miserable and suffocated and...I just needed to get away."
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Sep 22, 2017, 12:52am

She followed after, happy to have something new to see. She hadn't been outside of the base since she was rescued, she remembered. At the last, she raised an eyebrow. "Suffocated? Why is she bothering you?" She had noticed that he had looked more tired and stressed every time she had seen him, but she had assumed it was a part of his job that he couldn't talk about with how he had dodged her questions.
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Sep 22, 2017, 12:58am

He gave a soft sigh, moving to the cliff and sitting so his feet dangled over the side, he looked out at the ocean, frowning. Usually he'd dodge her questions, he'd ignore her or he'd change the subject... but somethign in him decided maybe it wouldn't be so bad to open up. AFter another moment, he cleared his throat. "She's not happy that I broke up with her. And she doesn't want me to keep to my decision. She's...only here to try to get back together, she manipulated her father into signing her transfer papers and she's here to try to...to start things with me again. Something I'm not interested in doing." Once upon a time, he would have jumped at the opportunity if she kept pushing, he wouldn't have been able to stay away, but now he found it more tiresome, troublesome...
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Sep 22, 2017, 01:05am

Watching him, she waited a moment before moving to carefully sit next to him, looking out over the water as he spoke. The view was beautiful, she thought, but his problems were a little more pressing, feeling the wind stir her hair as she let out a sigh. "I take it that telling her that much hasn't made her stop." Daeyoung was never one to keep an opinion like that to himself, she recalled. "If she really cares about you, shouldn't she listen to what you want? If you're not wanting to go back to her, if you want to move forward in your life, she should accept it. Your happiness matters, too."
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Sep 22, 2017, 01:13am

"Telling her that much makes her go into a fit of rage and a rant tat I just odn't have the energy to keep hearing. There's so much wrong with our relationship...more than what she sees, but she won't let it go. She thinks she's doing it out of love, that she won't let it go because you don't give up on love but..." He trailed off, shaking his head again. "She thinks I want to go back to her but I refuse. And...in a way she's not wrong. A part of me does. But I'm not sure it's out of love, not anymore..."
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Sep 22, 2017, 01:17am

Surprised that he was being so open, she placed her hand on his arm, wanting to offer some comfort even if she didn't know how to help. "If you're not good for each other, something has to give. On one hand, you have to be honest with her, to find a way to get it through her head that you're not going back to her because this is what you want." Then, after a moment, she added, "If it's not out of love...what would you want to go back for?"
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Sep 22, 2017, 01:23am

"It's not that we're not good for each other. It's that I'm not good for her. I'm...the worst boyfriend you could imagine." He laughed weakly. "I am just...not good enough, you know? She deserves something, someone, so much more than me. She doesn't deserve to wonder if I'll come home every time I leave. To have someone up and leave in the middle of a date. To...to never be able to know what went on on my missions..." At the last, he hummed softly. "If it's...not out of love I guess it would be out of obligation? She's like a sister to Sijin... And we were together for a long time. And...and I feel...comfortable with her, safe, content. It's hard to explain but when you've been with someone so long...sometimes it's nice to have something familiar so you don't feel so....worthless, you know?"
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Sep 22, 2017, 08:54am

"So you broke it off with her because you...didn't want her to worry or hurt over you?" She asked, looking up to him with a frown. "But you don't want to get back together with her because you love her, but because she's safe for you." After a long moment, she gave his arm a squeeze. "You're not worthless. You put so much at stake to do your job, but...that doesn't mean that you don't deserve to be happy, you know?"
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Sep 22, 2017, 09:09am

"I broke it off because she deserves someone who can give her more. She deserves someone..better." she'd deserved the office man her father wanted for her.. "and I do love her. I always will..I'm just not sure I'm...in love with her." He shook his head. "I'm not making any sense..." As he felt the hand on his arm, his body relaxed a Little and he leaned into her touches. After a moment, he gavea soft sigh. "I'm not sure what would make me happy anymore..."
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Sep 22, 2017, 01:15pm

"You talk about yourself like you think you're worthless..." Her frown deepened, resisting the urge to hug him as she had a few days before. He had accepted the gesture, but he had made a point not to return it...she had likely crossed a line. "You're making sense...but do you have a place to start? A direction, something that could make you happy?" She asked after a moment, frowning as she realized that she was the one not making sense. "I mean...this view is pretty great." she offered with a weak smile.
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Sep 23, 2017, 02:42am

Nodding at the first statement, knowing it to be true, he leaned a little closer to her, almost into her. As she mentioned him being happy, having a place to start, he looked out at the horizon. The sun was still rising over the water. After a long moment of silence, he cleared his throat. "I have you..."
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Sep 23, 2017, 02:34pm

She felt her heart jump at the statement, telling herself that she was just surprised as he leaned into her. Smiling softly, she took the risk and wound her arm around his back in a gentle hug. "You think I'm something that makes you happy?"
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Sep 23, 2017, 03:26pm

As he felt her arm, his body relaxed, his shoulders sank as if the weight was finally lifted. He leaned his head on her shoulder, sighing softly before he heard the last. With a small smile, he shrugged smoothly. "I think you're someone that puts me in a good mood when I'm usually in a foul one. I think I enjoy our conversations and I think I look forward to seeing you every morning and I hate leaving you alone in the medi-cube every night."
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