Feb 07, 2017, 11:52pm
The Pond
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A lush area at the far end of the park dominated by a large pond.
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Posts: 9535
Jan 19, 2018, 12:51am

Her own heart raced, her ears rang and her hand rested on his chest, feeling the way his heart matched her own in speed. What had just happened? Had she nearly died...? Had he saved her life....? Like...like a drama? What the hell was even happening...? When she was able to think about what had happened, she took a shaky breath. "Th...thank you...."
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Jan 19, 2018, 01:02am

"You're...welcome..." He wheezed, a weak smile on his lips as he tried to get his thoughts in order. Cars still made him nervous, and a close call like that reminded him of moments he would rather forget. "Are you...okay?"
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Jan 19, 2018, 01:20am

As she saw the smile, her body relaxed slightly. He was still...so happy. As she heard the last, she nodded slowly, shifting to roll off of him with a soft apology before looking down at him again. "I'm okay. Are you? You hit the ground so hard..."
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Jan 19, 2018, 01:26am

"It hurt more than I expected." He managed with a little more strength, laughing weakly as he shakily made his way to his feet. "I...don't like cars. People that drive them are too reckless. He could have really hurt you..."
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Jan 22, 2018, 12:25am

She still sat on the ground, rubbing her wrist where he'd grabbed her gently. It was already starting to purple from the force he'd used to pull her. She cleared her throat. "Do you need to go to a doctor?"
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Jan 22, 2018, 12:34am

"Doctor? No, I'm not the one that--" His eyes widened as he saw her darkening skin, reaching out and gently taking her arm, all traces of a smile gone from his face. "I...I hurt you." He said at last, feeling his chest sink at the thought. That definitely wasn't what he wanted. "I'm so sorry, I didn't mean to...do you need to go to a doctor? Is there something I can do?" He asked, fingers brushing gingerly over the wounded skin.
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Jan 22, 2018, 01:06am

As she felt his touch, heard the concern in his voice, her heart jumped. Cheeks flushing lightly, she tried to pull her arm free from his grip again, but forcing it away only made it throb. She winced slightly. "No. No, I"m okay. You don't have to worry, Chanhi-ah.." She flushed slightly. "You didn't hurt me. I'm alright. I'd rather have a little bruise than be dead."
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Jan 22, 2018, 01:15am

"But still." His frown deepened, fingers still brushing her skin gently. As he massaged the bruises, he felt his hands grow a little warmer, giving off more heat than he was used to. The warmth radiated into her skin, his wishes to take the pain away strengthening as he apologized once again. "I didn't want to hurt you, I wanted to save you. And it's my fault you're here in the first place."
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Jan 22, 2018, 01:40am

"It's just a little bruise. I get worse every day at ho-" she cut off, realizing what she'd almost said before she felt the warmth in his touch. Her heart sped a bit more and she felt his fingers move over the bruise. The bruise that was starting to nto hurt so much...the bruise that was starting to fade. What the hell had happened...? What was going on?
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Jan 22, 2018, 01:52am

"Worse than this? I didn't realize I grabbed you so hard." He gave a nervous laugh, unaware of what he was doing as he looked to her face once again as she cut her sentence short. "Are you sure you're okay? What is it?"
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Jan 22, 2018, 02:04am

"Worse....than this.." her voice was soft, absent as she gave a small nod. Her eyes moved to his as her brow furowed. She looked almost afraid. "You're...my..my arm." She looked down again, seeing the bruise--or what used to be a bruise. It was gone.
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Jan 22, 2018, 09:34am

"What about it?" He asked before following her gaze, feeling the warmth leave his fingers as the bruise vanished altogether. Had he done that? Was he able to do more than just run quickly now that he was in his situation? Or could it be...that he was meant to help this strange girl? Looking up to her once again, he met her eyes in wonder and confusion. "You...must really heal fast..." He said at last, giving a soft chuckle.
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Jan 22, 2018, 11:59am

"i...I dont heal fast." Whe shook her head, staring down at her arm in shock. After a moment, she pulled up her uniform sleeve to show him a line of bruises littering her skin. "Some of these have been here for days. How... How did you do that?" She hadn't meant to show him her bruises, she hadn't wanted to... But she was in shock...
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Jan 22, 2018, 05:11pm

"What happened? Are all of these from falling?" He asked, worry returning before he shrugged lightly at her question. "I mean my mom is a massage therapist, but I'm not very good at it. Maybe I hit the right pressure point?" He had always assumed that this was some sort of weird out-of-body experience...maybe it was something more like a guardian angel...
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Jan 22, 2018, 06:50pm

She ignored his questions about the marks on her body, unaware that one of the bruises was startign to resemble teeth marks. She pulled her arm from his grasp, shaking her head again. "Pressure points would ease the pain, it wouldn't make the bruise go away completely. Do you even hear yourself?" After a moment, she looked up at him again. "Your hands were so...warm and...you did something. And now it's gone."
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Jan 22, 2018, 08:15pm

"I don't know." He had absolutely no idea what he had done; only that he was the one that had done it. And even then he wasn't a hundred percent sure. He found he didn't know what to say, how to explain what had just gone on. Not wanting her to be afraid, he decided to make light of it, a wide grin spreading across his face. "...Maybe I'm a superhero."
Edited by QuillAndSword on Jan 22, 2018, 08:16pm
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Jan 22, 2018, 09:26pm

"Or an angel." She watched him, heart pounding in her chest. After a moment she realized people were staring. She was still sitting on the side of the road. "It's...can we go to that cafe now? It's coldout here."
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Jan 22, 2018, 09:38pm

"Yeah, sorry." He stood, wondering about her words before holding his hand out to her once again. "Come on, it's right around the corner. ...You really think I could be an angel?"
Edited by QuillAndSword on Jan 22, 2018, 09:38pm
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Jan 22, 2018, 10:03pm

Slipping frozen fingers into his hand, she rose to her feet, looking up at him as her fingers closed around his. "I mean, how else do you explain catching me today of all days and saving my life like that? And then healing my arm?"
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Jan 22, 2018, 10:24pm

"I don't know that I was the one that did that." He pointed out, leading her more carefully down the street. "And honestly if I didn't ask you to get coffee with me I wouldn't have put you into danger. I'm a pretty crappy angel because of that, right?" He wouldn't lie and say that he didn't feel a little bad for it.
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