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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Jun 14, 2018, 12:43am

That couldn't be harmful to her to admit, could it? He looked like the type she used to go to school with, before life got too tough to keep from working full-time. "......Eighteen." She said at last. "I just turned eighteen. Why?"
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Jun 14, 2018, 12:47am

"Eighteen and you're already running from loan-sharks? You don't go to school?" He raised a brow, eyes locked on hers. After a moment, a small smile spread over his lips. "You won't give me your name?"
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Jun 14, 2018, 12:50am

"Yes, I am. And no, I don't. It's hard to go to school and pay off debts at the same time." She bristled a little under the attention. That smile was definitely not attractive, she thought absently. This seemed like a boy who got whatever he wanted, by force or by sheer privilege. "Why, so you can shout it down the street to let those trained monkeys know where I am?"
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Jun 14, 2018, 01:01am

"If I wanted to let them know where you are, I would have done it by now. I'm having fun playing with just us two." After a moment, his eyes flickered to the window and he saw two men in suits peering through store window after store window. With a small smirk, he looked down at the woman. "...Don't move." His hand moved to the back of her neck, leaning close as if to kiss her. His lips stopped just short of her own, feeling his breath fan over her skin, making it appear as if they were a couple, sharing a moment in the back of the convenience store. He didn't kiss her, but those outside wouldn't know that. When he opened his eyes, he saw the two men continue down te street and his gaze moved to the girl again, smile widening. "They're gone."
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Jun 14, 2018, 09:05am

Her response died on her lips as he pulled her close, hood falling away as she tensed, hands moving to his chest with the intention of pushing him away. The voices outside were what stopped her, recognizing them as her pursuers and realizing what he must be doing. Her fingers tightened in his jacket instead, trembling as she waited, sure that this stranger could feel her heart pounding from their proximity. They were so close...any movement from either of them and the distance between them would be crossed. At long last, she let out a breath he didn't realize she had been holding as he spoke, relaxing a little against the counter. She wanted to turn her head, to check the street herself, but she found she couldn't look away from him. "Why...why did you do that?"
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Jun 14, 2018, 03:28pm

Tilting his head slightly as she spoke, he felt a smile pull at his lips again. His eyes took her in for a long moment, nothing but silence between them. After a moment, smile widening even more, he gave a small shrug, hand still at the back of her head. "Because...I claim you. You're mine now. The only person that gets to mess with you...is me."
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Jun 14, 2018, 04:02pm

"You...you what?" She asked, flush darkening as she tried to make sense of what sort of situation she had gotten herself into. "You...you don't know me, you don't know my name, all you know is that I'm in trouble. And you can't just...claim a stranger like that."
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Jun 14, 2018, 04:16pm

He grinned a bit wider, tapping her nose. "I just did." Straightening, he stepped out of the convenience store, calling the men that were searching over. Asking for the girl's name and how much she owed, he pulled his wallet out, handing the entire amount in cash over to the men before turning back toward the girl and peering at her through the window. This was going to be fun. "Lee Mirae..."
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Jun 14, 2018, 04:37pm

"What? Wait, ahjussi, stop--" She froze as she saw him call the men back over, sure that he would sell her out in a heartbeat. Much to her surprise, he handed over several bills to the goons, feeling her blood run cold as he looked back to her. After several moments, she opened the door to approach him. "What did you do that for? Why did you just--am I going to have to pay you back now?" Anyone that carried that much cash on them had to have more than enough to get by. Especially to just throw it away like that. She knew people like him had no intention of doing things like this out of the kindness of their heart.
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Jun 14, 2018, 04:53pm

Giving a soft affirmative sound at the questoin, he nodded. At the last, he smirked. "I told you. You're my new plaything. If I don't want anyone else to mess with you, I have to make sure you don't have anyone chasing after you for a little debt...because they'd be messing with you, Lee Mirae."
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Jun 14, 2018, 07:30pm

"...So what, you'll beat me within an inch of my life if I don't pay you back, is that it? Do you work for the same man those thugs do, or are you someone else's lackey?" She asked without thinking, still trying to figure out just what the hell had happened. "What do you mean by messing with me? What if I decide to call the police for harassment?"
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Jun 14, 2018, 08:59pm

"I don't hit girls." He shook his head, giving a soft chuckle. "But I could do worse. Press charges, sue you, ruin you for any other employment opportunity in the city..." As he heard the words, the questions on her lips, he oculdn't help but feel a little insulted. She had no idea who he was or what his family did. He wasn't part of the mob... Clicking his tongue at her, he tilted his head. "Call the police if you want, it won't do any good"
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Jun 14, 2018, 09:39pm

"I'm barely getting four hours a week at my job, and I'm probably going to have to find a new one after those jerks scared me out." She blurted without thinking, feeling once again like prey under that piercing gaze. If he was so powerful, he could definitely make her life hell. And it seemed he was intent on doing so, anyway. "...Why are you doing this?" She asked at last, brushing her hair out of her face. "I don't even know who you are."
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Jun 14, 2018, 10:00pm

With a grin, he straigtened. "I'm Choi Youngdo. My father is President Choi...the owner of Hotel Zeus." He smirked, watching the girl closely. "And I told you why I'm doig this. Because I want to play with you now."
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Jun 14, 2018, 10:14pm

"Choi--" She broke off, realizing that this wasn't a mobster at all...but an entitled man, far too used to getting his way. Her jaw set for a moment, knowing that anything she said might end in an even deeper debt than she had to pay, she wondered if fearing for her life was any better or worse than fearing a lawsuit that would end with her on the streets and in just as much danger. "...Out of the frying pan, into the fire." She mumbled without thinking, letting out a slow sigh. "What...what do I have to do to pay you back? When my debt's cleared, we'll be even, is that it?"
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Jun 14, 2018, 10:51pm

He chuckled at her words, nodding slightly. "Sure. Let's say your debt is cleared, we'll be even money-wise. But you'll still be my toy." He grinned a bit wider. "Why don't you go back to school? You have plenty of time to pay it back now. I'll even get you enrolled at Jeguk, it's a school that will put you on the map pretty much anywhere to get a job after you graduate."
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Jun 14, 2018, 10:56pm

"A working drop-out? If I went to school at a place like that, the students would make my life hell. Not counting you." She shook her head without thinking, knowing that she would have to start her senior year over again to finish it out. "And what would being your toy mean, anyway? I just happened to walk into the same convenience store you were eating in. Why focus on me? I'm nothing to you. To anyone."
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Jun 14, 2018, 11:46pm

"I jut told you, I'd be the only perons that gets to mess with you. I practically own that school...no one would make your life hell but me." He smirked. "You're really getting more out of this deal than I am." As she sked what it would mean, he gave a soft hum. "It would mean I call you, you answer. I tell you to go somewhere, do something, you listen. You'd basically become...my slave."
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Jun 15, 2018, 09:14am

"So you're saying that your plan is to get me to go to school so that you can bother me all you like. Then I could get a part-time job and slowly pay you back, giving you plenty of opportunity to order me around for your entertainment, is that it?" It seemed any plan other than that would likely end in nothing short of bankruptcy. At the very least she could get an opportunity to graduate with a school decent enough to give her a chance to follow a dream rather than a necessity... "I...don't really have a choice, do I?"
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Jun 16, 2018, 06:44am

"now you're getting it." He clapped, smirking down at her. "At least my way you won't be afraid of dying." With a wider smirk, he gathered his keys. "Go to Jeguk High tomorrow.. If you don't fill out the entrance paperwork, I'll leave class and come find you.. And you really don't want me to have you look... Trust me."
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