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: 10914
Apr 16, 2018, 12:29am

"T-that's not it at all!" Byungjoo insisted, flushing as he shook his head quickly. "I'm sure you're incredible. I'm just...not that confident in myself. I'm trying to think of what I can do if I'm...really as useless as I'm worried I might be."
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Apr 16, 2018, 12:48am

"Why don't you give yourself a chance before deciding you'll have to find some other way to be useful. If you prepare for failure, you'll fail. So prepare for success, tell yourself you're going to join us, you're going to become essential. Trust me...you will." He smiled softly, pushing his hair back from his face for a moment before clearing his throat. "You'll be amazing some day."
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Apr 16, 2018, 08:45am

"Pardon me for being cynical." He smiled despite himself, looking down as he wondered just what he could manage if he got in. If he pursued this instead of trying to find some menial way to survive. It wasn't as if he had much to lose... "You...really think so?"
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Apr 16, 2018, 11:03pm

"I don't think so. I know you will be. I've heard you." He smiled. "You're good looking, you're charming, and you're talented. You'll definitely be someone big some day." He smiled wider, raising a brow. "You just have to trust me to help you get there. CAn you do that?"
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Apr 16, 2018, 11:12pm

Flush darkening with every compliment, he ducked his head once again as he found he didn't know what to do under the attention. This was definitely no something he was used to. "I...I trust you. B-but you have a way higher opinion of me than I do." He added with a chuckle.
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Apr 16, 2018, 11:34pm

"Most people feel that way. That their friends have higher opinions of themselves." He smiled, reaching out to ruffle the younger man's hair gently. "But you have to remember we're our own worst critic. I wouldn't have shown anyone that song if I hadn't seen your reactino to it first. I'm too self-conscoius to share the ones I write. And I just did the chorus on that one."
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Apr 16, 2018, 11:39pm

"That's incredible." He beamed, feeling something in his chest swell at the affectionate contact. "A great writer as well as a great dancer."
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Apr 17, 2018, 12:01am

His cheeks flushed softly and he shook hsis head. "I.wouldnt call it great. But thank you."
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Apr 17, 2018, 12:05am

"What was that about being your own worst critic?" He asked, giving the other man a light nudge as his smile widened. "I think it's great."
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Apr 17, 2018, 12:26am

Laughing at the words, he looked up at the man, grinning a bit wider. "I see what you're doing..turning my own words against me. How clever..."
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Apr 17, 2018, 01:38pm

"If I'm trusting you, shouldn't you trust yourself?" He laughed as well, finding that this was so...easy. He hadn't had a real friend in almost longer than he could remember. It was...nice.
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Apr 17, 2018, 11:34pm

"I'll try to trust myself, then. If it'l make you trust me." Nodding, he smiled up at the boy. "You seem happy to be here, bookworm." He smiled a bit wider.
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Apr 17, 2018, 11:42pm

"I'm having the time of my life." He couldn't keep from grinning. "This is way better than getting rejected by half the businesses in the city."
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Apr 17, 2018, 11:55pm

"You mean you don't want to work in some big corporate office? I'm shocked!" He laughed, watching the group catch their breath. "Have you ever thought about becominga trainee? An idol?"
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Apr 18, 2018, 12:03am

"I thought about it a few times since I was in school. My parents...didn't like the idea." He laughed softly. "They wanted me to ind some 'real' job, get a steady income, settle down and have a family...all of the things I never wanted to do."
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Apr 18, 2018, 12:16am

"And...what do you want to do, then?" He raised a brow, turning his gaze back to the boy. "What do you see yourself doing? What would make you happy?
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Apr 18, 2018, 12:27am

"I...never really thought about it. Is that weird?" He asked, laughing self-consciously. "It's always been...whatever someone wanted from me."
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Apr 18, 2018, 12:38am

"So start thinking about it. If you don't want to do this, I won't ask you to audition. But you need to decide what it is that you want from your own life. This life...it isn't easy in the least. In fact, it's one of the hardest things you can do." He smiled softly. "But it's an incredible life, even with the difficulties.
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Apr 18, 2018, 09:07am

"An incredible life..." He repeated with a smile, thinking Hansol's words over before nodding. "I'll think about it. I mean, learning to dance will be fun either way, right?"
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Apr 18, 2018, 11:35pm

"Right." With a grin, he finished a second bottle of water efore standing againand instructing the others to get into their places to start another rehearsal.
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