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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Jun 26, 2017, 08:12am

"No, you're right. She was a bitch. And worse..." He gave a weak laugh, listening to her speak and feeling something in his chest give a bump at her words. "There was a lot about the city she didn't know...and what I do was a big part of it. If more people thought like you...I think the city would be in a better state already." His fingers traced against her shoulder, almost in an attempt to remind himself that this impossible, perfect girl was real. "You're able to see how necessary it is. That in order to survive around here, you have to do what you need to..." She was so accepting, he thought. Could she accept all of him? All of what he did?
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Jun 26, 2017, 10:07am

She shivered at the feel of his fingers, once again reminding herself he wasn't doing this because he wanted her..not really. She took a shaky breath. "Are you still angry at him now?" She could still feel the other man's eyes on her..
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Jun 26, 2017, 12:57pm

"I am. I know he's still staring." He grumbled, shooting the man a pointed glare over his shoulder to make sure he knew that Youngjae wasn't as oblivious as he might seem. "He needs to keep his eyes on where he's going."
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Jun 26, 2017, 08:21pm

"He's allowed to stare." She bit her lip. "I don't...I don't belong to you." Still..the idea that he was getting so...upset that she was being watched was...endearing. WAs he really so protective of her?
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Jun 26, 2017, 10:12pm

Realizing what he was doing, he apologized softly, clearing his throat. "I...I know that. I don't...I'm just...I don't know." He said at last, ducking his head with an embarrassed huff.
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Jun 26, 2017, 10:22pm

She bit her lip. "I get it. You're just looking out for me, protecting me. I'm...glad you want to keep me safe." She smiled softly, watching as they slolwly came to the end of the path of cherry blossoms. "...You could always tell him to stop staring if it bothers you so much."
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Jun 26, 2017, 11:01pm

"I'm being jealous. Again." He shook his head with a sigh, taking her around a corner to take the long way around the park. "It's...not my place to tell someone to stop staring if it's not bothering you. No matter how much it bothers me."
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Jun 26, 2017, 11:35pm

"Jealous? What do you have to be jealous of? Even...even if we were more than..than friends...I don't ahve an attraction to him. I mean, he's handsome but he's just..he's not my type." She laughed softly. "So why be jealous?"
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Jun 26, 2017, 11:45pm

"It's...not logical." He shook his head with a soft, clearly nervous laugh. "I guess I just...keep thinking that you might find something in someone...that you'll be distracted or you'll fall for some guy and he won't be what's best for you."
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Jun 26, 2017, 11:56pm

"And you think you're what's best for me?" He didn't. He couldn't. Even if that was what she wanted more than anything in the world. The universe wsn't that kind. She wouldn't have him...she didn't have a chance.
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Jun 27, 2017, 10:46am

"I want to be." He blurted without thinking, face burning as he realized that something about her was making it harder and harder to keep his thoughts to himself. "No matter how you accept what I am, you'd be in danger if we were together. I'd do everything and more to protect you, but you'd have to keep that in mind."
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Jun 27, 2017, 11:23am

"You're determined that we're together...?" She shook her head. "I told you this date thing wasa bad idea..." he didn't know what he wanted. Not really..."I already told you...the danger doesn't bother me. You've protected me until now, haven't you?"
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Jun 27, 2017, 11:30am

"Wait, I can stop talking about it if it's making you uncomfortable." He shook his head, cursing softly as he realized that not only was he not making sense, he was making things worse for the both of them. "I mean...that doesn't scare you?"
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Jun 27, 2017, 12:56pm

Glancing back at him, she raised a brow. ."what doesn't bother me? The danger?"
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Jun 27, 2017, 12:58pm

"Yeah. I mean...there have to be at least two hundred people in the city that have a personal problem with me. And that's not counting the friends and family of the people I've had to hurt or worse. You're...not bothered by the fact that they could try to go after you because you're close to me?"
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Jun 27, 2017, 01:49pm

"Would it make a difference if I was? I live with you. They've likely already seen me. Besides...you've never put me in danger...and what could possibly be more dangerous than what I've already survived?" She shrugged, long forward again. "I feel safer with you Thani do on my own...even being who you are." Not what. He wasn't a thing, even if he wasn't entirely human.
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Jun 27, 2017, 02:57pm

"I'm glad that you have so much confidence in me." He smiled softly, trying to ignore the voice that wondered how long that would last. "Nothing is going to hurt you again...I made that promise and I'm going to keep it. I'm just...surprised that you're not worried. You're braver than anyone I know, Min."
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Jun 27, 2017, 03:16pm

She shrugged. "I have nothing to worry about. Besides..would I rather be safe and hating my life, hidden from the world...or risk a little Danger to be aground the first thing that has ever made me happy..?"
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Jun 27, 2017, 10:05pm

"I...really make you happy?" His voice showed his surprise, softer than it had been before. She was willing to live in danger, to risk her life to be around him? Even knowing just what kind of disaster followed close behind?
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Jun 27, 2017, 10:16pm

Youngjae was nearly back to the state he had been in before Min had come into his life. Since she moved out, he felt listless, lifeless, and found himself being far more savage in his missions than was truly necessary. His hyungs were starting to show their concern as he moved between restless busy work in the day to taking every task he could at night, trying to fill the void that she left. Which would have been okay, he thought, if he didn't keep finding himself in places she happened to be. They would run into each other at the market, in grocery stores, in the park that he had taken to visiting when he had nothing else to do...it was killing him not having her around. Even with the conversations they had and his consistent conversations he tried to keep up over text, it wasn't the same. Once again, he was at the pond's edge, skipping rocks to try to clear his mind. All of it just reminded him of her. With a growl, he shot a rock across the water, supernatural strength sending the stone across the width of the water to lodge into a tree with a crack.
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