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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Aug 28, 2017, 02:19pm

"It's not thati don't have the time. I just don't want anyone in my life. My life is my own, no one else's." His eyes had darkened, his fingers gripped his bottle a little tighter and he straightened. "Let's not talk about relationships.."
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Aug 28, 2017, 07:09pm

"I'm sorry." She shook her head quickly, seeing that there was pain there. It was deeper than what he was saying, she was sure, but she knew he wouldn't want to tell a near-stranger. Brushing her hair from her eyes, she thought of something else, something brighter to mention. "The boy that got you water...is he your brother? He called you 'hyung' before..."
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Aug 28, 2017, 10:27pm

HE fel this shoulders relax and he looked up at her, raising a brow. "The boy? Oh...Kibum." He hummed softly before giving a small nod. "He's my brother. But he's only been my brother for a few months."
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Aug 28, 2017, 10:43pm

"So you...what, you adopted him?" She raised an eyebrow, smile returning a little as she saw him relax.
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Aug 29, 2017, 12:03am

"He was a kid in trouble. Remember those men you saw me beat in that alley?" He smiled slightly. "He was a part of that gang when I met him. He wanted out. They beat him. I saw him, helped him, told him the way I got oout and he ran off to join the military just days after healing." He smiled toward the boy, unaware the look was brighter than any he'd given in far longer than he could remember. "He's come a long way."
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Aug 29, 2017, 10:40am

She felt her heart jump a little at the sight of that smile, grinning as she decided that perhaps there were a few things that could get past his walls. "He looks like he's doing well out here. And he looks at you like you hung the moon in the sky. ...He's lucky to have a brother like you to look up to."
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Aug 29, 2017, 11:10am

"I want to look after him as much as I can. I've never had siblings, but..." he shook his head. "I'm attached to the kid. He reminds me too much of myself at that age..." Glancing back at her, seeing the way she watched him, his smile fell. He shouldn't smile so much, his mind hissed. He wasn't happy. He wasa soldier.
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Aug 29, 2017, 11:14am

"Were you a troublemaker when you were that young?" She asked, curiosity picking up before she saw him look over to her and put his mask back up. "Don't do that." She frowned, giving him a gentle push. "If you're happy, be happy--why cover up your emotions like that?"
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Aug 29, 2017, 12:05pm

"I was ina gang, yes. It was violent and exciting and very very bad..." he looked up at her at the push, raising a brow. "Who said I'm happy?"
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Aug 29, 2017, 12:15pm

"Violent and exciting. And then you came here." She nodded, biting her lip for a moment as she tried to figure out how to explain. "You were smiling a second ago. It was the bright, it was free...and then you saw me looking, and it was like you locked it away again."
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Aug 29, 2017, 12:40pm

He watched her closely, thinking her words over for a long moment before clearing his throat. Raising a brow, he shook his head. "So you want me to be bright and free?"
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Aug 29, 2017, 12:53pm

"That doesn't seem like it would fit you." She shook her head with a soft chuckle, looking back out to where the doctors were conducting a meeting outside of the medicube. "But...I don't know, maybe it's because you're surrounded by soldiers instead of at a bar with a stranger, but it seems like you're closing yourself off. You're really careful about the face everyone sees."
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Aug 29, 2017, 01:30pm

"I have to be careful about the fave everyone sees. I'm not a normal soldier." He looked down at her, frowning. "I can't allow myself to get close to people, I can't allow myself to make multiple friends...because what happens when I don't come home? "
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Aug 29, 2017, 01:34pm

"So you're keeping a wall between you and everyone else so they don't miss you if you're killed? Isn't that lonely?" She asked without thinking, taking another drink from the bottle in her hand.
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Aug 29, 2017, 02:07pm

"It's better than the alternative..." he shrugged smoothly, thinking of the countless times he'd written his will with the intention that that woman get it should anything happen to him. Now he had no clue who to give it to. Kibum..? The boy wouldn't survive it...
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Aug 29, 2017, 02:11pm

"Is that why you keep everyone at arm's length?" She asked softly, frowning as she looked over to him once again. "Not for your sake...but for theirs?"
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Aug 29, 2017, 02:44pm

"I keep everyone at arms length because that's where they belong." He didn't deserve her, he didn't deserve anyone... after a moment, he shook his head. "You're analyzing me again..."
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Aug 29, 2017, 02:48pm

Her next comment was halted by the last, ducking her head with a frown. "Shit, sorry. You know you're welcome to dig into me when I start doing that. Even the playing field." She offered, shaking her head. "I don't mean to pry like that."
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Aug 29, 2017, 03:37pm

"Am I really so fascinating? There's nothing special about me, miss. I'm just another soldier." He watched her for another moment before shaking his head and leaning back against the bench.
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Aug 29, 2017, 04:25pm

"I think there's more to you than you know." She assured him, smile returning a bit more weakly. "You're more than your job, your role here. Everyone is." As she spoke, she heard several voices calling out an upbeat song, seeing a group of soldiers finishing their morning run by making one last lap through the camp. Each and every one was tracked by the female population of the medicube--nurses and patients alike appreciating the muscles and sweat that their shirtlessness provided. Some were aware of the attention, showing off as they passed. Eunji had to admit it was a pretty great sight, laughing softly at the display before one of the men caught her eye, grinning and shooting her a wink. Face heating, she shook her head. "Take them, for example. Looks like they're making the best of their exercise."
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