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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Feb 01, 2018, 12:41am

"I...just want to give you my jacket. And..and some shoes." He slowly moved to slip his own jacket off and he held it out to her, still moving slowly forward. "My name is Han Jungwoo." He tossed the jacket to her, not wanting to get too close. "Please, put it on."
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Feb 01, 2018, 12:58am

Surprised by the shift, she caught the jacket, thanking him quietly as she slipped it on. It still held his body heat, she found, shivering a little as she pulled the heavy fabric around her. "...I'm Yoo Hajin." She said at last. "You...don't have to worry about me, officer. When he's sober...I can go home again."
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Feb 01, 2018, 01:07am

"When he's..." He trailed off, realizing what must have been happening. He reached down, pulling his shoes off of his feet and tossing them over as well. "When he's sober. Is this something that happens often, Ms. Yoo?"
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Feb 01, 2018, 01:18am

"You don't have to do that, officer, it's freezing out, you need those." She shook her head quickly as she saw him removing his shoes. At the last, she chewed on her lip for a moment. It had been getting to be a more and more frequent occasion, but this was the third time that words had come to blows. "He doesn't usually...hurt me. Not like this."
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Feb 01, 2018, 01:25am

Frowning, he gestured to the shoes. "Put them on. Please." Smiling weakly, he stood straighter. "Can I...Can I walk a little closer..?" He didn't usually hurt her... usually was enough. One time was enough. He was furious...and he knew the man's profile. He would hunt him down if it was the last thing he did. He had zero tolerance for abusers...Images of Sooyeon flashed through his mind again, the abuse shed taken, the kidnapping, the rape...all of it. His stomach twisted. "Please..."
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Feb 01, 2018, 01:34am

Studying him for a long moment before deciding that he genuinely wanted to help, she nodded, bending to slip her bare feet into the shoes. Not surprisingly, they were much larger than her own. "You...you can." the sleeves of the jacket covered her hands completely, only her fingers visible as she brushed her hair away from her bruising eye.
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Feb 01, 2018, 09:44am

He approached her, so slow, careful. His fingers moved up into styled hair and he stood just in front of her. Looking over the bruises, wondering how much worse it might be, he spoke, voice soft. "Can i..take you to a doctor...?"
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Feb 01, 2018, 10:28am

She thought the question over before pulling the jacket just a little closer against the chill. Was he worried, or was this just what a cop did when he came across someone hiding in an alleyway? "...They'll want to call him. He's my emergency contact. I should let him cool down before going home." She said at last.
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Feb 12, 2018, 12:54am

"I won't let them call him. I'll put myself down as your contact and I'll be sure to make sure you and I are the only ones that ever know you were there." He leaned a little closer to her, wanting to get a better view of her wounds. "Please. Let me help you, miss."
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Feb 12, 2018, 01:05am

He really seemed worried, she thought, studying him as he studied her. "...Okay, Officer Han." She said at last, hair falling into her eyes as the wind picked up around them. "I'll go. You do have another pair of shoes, right? I'd...feel bad for using yours if you have to walk too far." It was a weak joke, trying in vain to make the situation seem less dire. She didn't need him worrying about her, after all. This was something that she could still manage. She had done pretty well so far.
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Feb 12, 2018, 01:12am

"You use them." He shook his head, visibly relaxig when she agreed to come. With a small smile, he moved his hand, holding it out to her in gesture of peace, of offering. "Come on. I'll help you walk." As his eyes glanced down to her feet, he frowned slightly. "...here." Shifting, he knelt down in front of her. "Get on my back."
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Feb 12, 2018, 01:35am

"I'm using your jacket and your shoes...and you want to carry me?" She asked, raising an eyebrow as he moved. "I...I can walk, Officer Han. You don't have to go to all of that trouble."
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Feb 12, 2018, 01:36am

"I'll take my shoes and you can take my back. How's that?" He glanced over his shoulder at her, smiling softly. It was a smile that always wore down every woman he used it on. "Come on. I won't take no for an answer."
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Feb 12, 2018, 01:58am

In the face of that smile, she deflated a little, wondering if he knew just how endearing the sight really was. "Fair enough." She said at last, stepping out of the shoes once again. "But I really can walk, you know..." As she spoke, another shout echoed through the alleyway. Chan was nearby again, and getting frustrated. The sooner she left, the better.
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Feb 12, 2018, 02:10am

"Get on my back." It was soft, but it was still an order. He smiled back at her again, ignoring the sound of the shout. He could deal with the man later. Once he got some information from her. Once he knew the story. As he grabbed his shoes, pulling them onto his feet again, he looked back t her again. "Come on. It's cold out here."
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Feb 12, 2018, 02:14am

Agreeing softly, she hoped that he would take her shiver as being cold as she clambered onto his back. Her hands went to his shoulders, adding as an afterthought, "...Thank you for this."
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Feb 12, 2018, 10:45am

Slipping his hands under her knees, he stood, pulling her up onto his back and smiling back at her again. "Don't worry. At least for now he's not going to get anywhere near you, okay?"
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Feb 12, 2018, 11:59am

"It's...not as bad as it seems, officer..." It absolutely was. If Chan knew that she had been talking to the police, his anger would make this look like a simple scrape by comparison. Tightening her grip as he moved, she winced as it jarred her ribs. "He just...went too far."
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Feb 12, 2018, 11:14pm

"It's bad enough. From the way you're acting, it seems like he goes too far pretty often." He frowned, holding her tighter to be sure he wouldn't jostle her too much. Turning out of the alley and onto a street, he gave a soft hum. "I won't ask if you don't want me to. I won't tlak about it if you don't want me to...but know that...even if you decide to press charges, even if you want us to go after him..I'llbe sure he's locked up for a long time. And he'll never see you again. I swear. You can trust me..and you can know that you'll be...safe..if you decide you want out."
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Feb 12, 2018, 11:36pm

"My situation is...pretty complicated, officer Han." She gave a wry chuckle, shaking her head. "There's a lot that you don't know...and I'm not sure that losing his temper once...even if it's this bad...would put him away for as long as you're hoping."
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