Feb 07, 2017, 11:23pm
The Alley
NoWealthNoRuin
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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Mar 07, 2018, 12:36am

He offered a weak smile, nodding. "I...lost someoen that was very important to me a long time ago...because of people worse than your boyfriend."
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Mar 07, 2018, 10:00am

Apologizing once again, she gave his arm a squeeze, finding that the sight of him upset bothered her much more than she expected. A part of her wanted to ask what happened, but she figured that it was a tale that hurt too much to share.
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Mar 10, 2018, 12:07am

Feeling the squeeze, he looked up at her, offering a weak smile before shaking his head again. "You don't have to apologize. It was a long time ago. I beat myself up on it every day and I probably always will...but that's why I work so hard. To make sure it never happens to anyone again."
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Mar 10, 2018, 12:38am

"Living with the weight of that...has to hurt." She said at last, realizing that she was touching him without permission and letting her hand fall away with another apology. "You're...a good man, officer Han. I didn't think there were any people like you in the world anymore."
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Mar 10, 2018, 01:01am

He nodded at the first, sighing softly. "I wish I'd been a good man then, honestly."Shaking his head, he took a deep breath before he found it a little easier to offer a smile. "You don't have to worry about me. That...tragedy made me who I am today."
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Mar 10, 2018, 01:11am

"Good people always suffer." She mumbled without thinking, shaking her head as she realized she had spoken aloud. Before she could think of anything else to say, a nurse came by, asking if Hajin needed a taxi called to take her home. She nearly waved her off before she realized that she had no home to return to. She had no idea where she would be staying from now on.
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Mar 10, 2018, 01:32am

"No, she's living with me." He smiled softly, offering the nurse a wink before he asked if she was about ready to be discharged. His gaze moved back to the woman after the nurse left to get the discharge papers and he smiled. "At least..temporarily, if that's alright. I can make sure you're safe."
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Mar 10, 2018, 01:36am

"I'm...you..." She tried to gather her wits, clearing her throat and nodding. "Y-yeah, that...that's all right. You don't have to do this, you know, I've caused you so much trouble already."
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Mar 10, 2018, 02:00am

"I want to. Like I said, i want to protect you, I want to make sure you're safe and what better way to do that than by personally making sure you're in the clear?" He grinned, nodding. "Unless, of course, it's something you don't want to do. I can put you up in a hotel, instead."
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Mar 10, 2018, 09:44am

The thought of being alone with her thoughts, with the fears that somehow Chan would find her and really make her pay for the trouble she'd caused made her shiver, shaking her head. "I think...that being alone might not be a good idea." She said at last.
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Mar 19, 2018, 12:29am

"Alright. Then you'll stay with me. I have a spare room." He smiled softly, looking up at her. "Or...you can take me room, my girlfriend won't mind." He smiled a bit wider, moving to her side. "Can you stand?"
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Mar 19, 2018, 08:41am

"Your...girlfriend? I don't want to cause any more trouble for you, if she would be bothered by it..." He had insisted so quickly, without even asking. Was he so impulsive that he'd move a strange woman into the place he lived with his girlfriend? Wouldn't that cause problems for him? At the question, she nodded, standing and wincing as the movement strained her ribs. Placing a hand on her side, she took a steadying breath.
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Mar 19, 2018, 09:30am

"my..?' he looked at her in confusion at her words. After a moment, it dawned on him what she'd heard, what she likely thought and he couldn't hold back a soft laugh. "Oh... No... Thats a joke. The woman is like a mother to me. The... The friend that i lost... It's her mother. I.. Live with her. I have since i was fourteen. She really won't mind at all."
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Mar 19, 2018, 09:36am

"You have strange names for the people in your life." She commented, smiling a little at his reasoning. "Your partner is your wife, your mother is your girlfriend...you're strange, Officer Han." She was teasing him, surprised that the act was so natural to her. Maybe time without Chan was doing her some good already...
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Mar 19, 2018, 10:45am

His cheeks flushed and he gave a soft laugh, nodding. "When you grow up like i did you make jokes where you can... Smiling becomes a chore so you do what you can to try to make others smile instead...* He didn't realize he was speaking aloud. "I make them laugh, i make their days so much better with my jokes... And that's all that matters to me."
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Mar 19, 2018, 02:48pm

"Lonely souls tend to smile brightly." She pointed out, realizing that there was far more to this strange man than she may ever know. "You're too good for a world like this..." She shook her head, hoping for a moment that a light like his wouldn't be extinguished easily.
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Mar 19, 2018, 07:29pm

Hearing her say he was too good, he frowned, shaking his head as he moved to help support her. "Im not that good..." Ig he'd been good, he wouldn't have left sooyeon there that day. He never would have run...
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Mar 19, 2018, 08:31pm

"You're better than a lot of people deserve. Including me." She pointed out, accepting his help with a quiet thanks. "You want to do so much good in the world...instead of keeping your head down and tending to yourself...or worse, making others' lives miserable."
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Mar 19, 2018, 09:13pm

"I think I"ve done enough in making other's miserable." He shook his head, eyes on the ground for a moment before he cleared his throat. "Shall we be going to your new home, then?"
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Mar 19, 2018, 09:24pm

Not knowing what to say to the first, she nodded at the last. "And...just as soon as I start becoming a burden, just tell me. I'll pull my weight as much as I can." Chan never hesitated to tell her just what he did for her, how much he spent, how much she should be grateful for him.
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