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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Jan 14, 2018, 11:14pm

"I'm burning up, you can use it." He assured her, feeling his face heat a little at the compliment. "I'm just happy to help out a friend. Come on, I know a place around the corner that has the best hot chocolate. I've been craving it all morning." Taking one of her hands in his, he started back down the path out of the park.
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Jan 14, 2018, 11:38pm

"F...friend?" She looked up at him in shock. She had never had a friend before... This was..odd. With her heart pounding, she felt him take her hand and it beat faster. She flushed darker as she stumbled after him for a moment before catching her footing and continuing down the path. "Where are we going?"
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Jan 15, 2018, 12:06am

"Just a block or so over there," He gestured to the street just visible beyond the park's trees. "The students around here like the coffee place next to the school, so we shouldn't get caught skipping. The only people I see in this place are office workers." Turning back to her with another bright smile, he added, "So it makes people-watching interesting."
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Jan 15, 2018, 12:10am

Seeing hte smile, her heart gave a hard bump. She felt her own lips start to pull at a small smile as she looked up athim. Her fingers slowly curled around his and she followed a little easier. "People-watching? You like to watch people."
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Jan 15, 2018, 12:37am

"I love to watch people. Everyone's got their stories, their worries, their lives...it's fun to try to guess what they are. Have you ever tried it before?" He asked, checking the street carefully before crossing just a little too quickly. He couldn't really explain everything to do with his current situation, but busy crossings still made him nervous. He didn't know if he could even get hurt, but he wasn't about to tempt fate.
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Jan 15, 2018, 12:50am

Shaking her head as he asked her if she hd done it, she struggled to keep up with him as they crossed the street. His legs were quite a bit longer than hers..."No, I've never really tried it. Have you ever asked someone if you're right?"
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Jan 15, 2018, 01:05am

"No, not really. There's something to the mystery. If they're a regular customer, sometimes they'll prove me wrong." As he walked, he didn't notice that a car was breezing through a red light, nearly taking out two others as it sped toward them.
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Jan 15, 2018, 01:15am

Chanhi was almost to the sidewalk, but with his long arms and her short ones, she was still quite a bit behind him. As the car sped toward them, she felt her breath stop. She couldn't even make a sound as she car's breaks squealed and she turned her gaze tow atch it head straight toward her. Even if she ran, she couldn't get out of the way fast enough.
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Jan 15, 2018, 10:28am

Turning, he saw her freeze as the car sped toward her. With a shout, he turned back, hoping that whatever force brought him out of the hospital would give him some kind of speed as he ran, grabbing her arm and pulling her hard toward him, arms winding tightly around her as he fell back against the street and out of the way of the car. His back stung and the air was knocked from his lungs, surprising him. He had thought that while his body was somewhere else, he couldn't get hurt... Making sure she was secure and safe on his chest, he tried to catch his breath again, heart pounding in a mixture of fear and adrenaline.
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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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