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 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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Feb 13, 2018, 12:06am

"Complicated or not, you can trust me." He shifted, keeping her tight on his back. "I've..dealt with men like this before. And something tells me this isn't losing his temper only once. The way you're acting...the way you talked, what you said... this is frequent." He crossed the street, heading toward the hospital a few blocks away. "Like I said, I won't ask and I won't talk about it if you don't want me to..but you can trust me. You can rest assured that you'll be protected, you'll be safe...if you ever want to get out...all you have to do is tell me. Alright? Even if it's not today..I'll give you my contact info and..whenever you decide, I"ll be there in an instant."
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Feb 13, 2018, 12:25am

"Why are you so worried about me?" She asked, frowning slightly as the wind picked up, hunching a little closer to him without thinking. For a moment she couldn't keep from noticing the broadness of his shoulders, the warmth of his back through his shirt...she must have hit her head pretty hard, she thought, shaking it quickly to keep her mind on track. "You don't...know me. For all you know, I could have started the fight."
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Feb 13, 2018, 12:34am

He tensed at the question, remembering once again what had started this whole mess. Sooyeon... she reminded him of Sooyeon. He cleared his throat. "I've...known women like you for most of my life. I know what it looks like when it's a fight and what it looks like when it's abuse." He cleared his throat again. "I don't have to know you to know what is right. You need help. I'll help as much as you'll allow me to. It's just...who I am."
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Feb 13, 2018, 12:54am

"Do you normally collect broken things and girls too stupid to keep from falling in love?" She asked wryly, finding that the further they got from Chan and his drunken rampage, the easier it was to speak. He hated when she spoke her mind, a voice at the back of her head reminded her. She shouldn't get into the habit of relaxing so much. "What were you doing in that alley, anyway? I thought the whole place was deserted."
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Feb 13, 2018, 01:02am

"Not...not exactly." He was clearly uncomfortable with the way the conversation was going. "Falling in love isn't stupid...whats stupid is staying with someone that hurts you like that." He frowned, stepping across another street with ease. "I saw you duck inside. I could tell you were..in trouble. And then I saw him and I knew what was going on. I followed you."
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Feb 13, 2018, 01:41am

"Falling in love is what keeps me there. I keep thinking that someday he'll go back to being the man I fell for...that his kindness, his compassion will come back. I believe him when he tells me that it's all my fault, that he's being cruel to teach me something. No one sane does that..." She was talking way too much, she knew, shaking her head once again. "Love is nothing but trouble."
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Feb 13, 2018, 01:43am

He frowned, clearly getting angry with his words. He shifted, crossing one more street and coming into the parking lot. "IF you keep waiting for him to be that man again...you're going to end up dead. You know that, don't you?" Still...if she didn't ask for his help, he wouldn't help her. As they entered the hospital, they were brought into a room almost immediately, and the doctor began examining her. He watched for a moment before realizing she might be uncomfortable and turning his back to he wouldn't watch the exams.
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Feb 13, 2018, 02:02am

"...I know." Her voice was hardly above a whisper. "Maybe that would be better than this..." Unaware that she had spoken the last aloud, she quickly found herself distracted by the examination, surprised that the officer hadn't left as soon as he had dropped her off. After all, his obligation to her was done, he had done his good deed of the evening.
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Feb 13, 2018, 10:03am

As the doctor ordered a few scans and left, Jungwoo turned to face her again. "...forgive me for saying this, miss. But if he's making you wish you were dead, even for a moment, You're not in love anymore. Thats not love... Its mabipulation...and even if he could come back from that, you shouldn't let him." He shook his head. "I know it's none of my business...so, if you'd like, I'll go. The hospital has my information for the bill and my card is on your pocket. You can call me if you ever change your mind..."
Edited by Kace81 on Feb 13, 2018, 10:05am
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Feb 13, 2018, 02:14pm

His words struck home more than she liked, surprised that he cared so much. Biting her lip as he spoke, she found that the thought of being left alone was almost more frightening than going home to Chan. "Officer Han," She blurted a little too quickly, having to take a deep breath to keep her voice in check. "I mean...if...if I wanted to leave. What would I have to do?"
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