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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 29, 2017, 12:08am

Hearing his voice, how small it seemed, how concerned and almost fearful..she frowned. Biting her lip as she listened, her eye remained on the water as well. She thought over her response carefully before clearing her throat. "Not...not...too much, no." She had been avoiding him. She'd done everything she could to avoid him. She didn't want to be his project anymore...and she didn't want to see him lose interest and move on. But most of all, it hurt to be around him knowing she oculd never actually be with him, never have him. "I just...I don't wan tto get in your way, that's all. I don't want to keep being a burden to you so...I try not to..to bother you, to run into you, so much."
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Jun 29, 2017, 08:02am

"So you're still so convinced that I'm only around you out of pity that you just avoid me without saying anything?" He asked, incredulous as he shook his head. "Min, you're my best friend. I care about you a lot, there's no doubt in my mind that you mean way more to me than just a charity case. Ever since the second you left I've been fighting not to go find you and bring you home because I miss you--" He broke off, realizing he had spoken too much, ducking his head with a soft curse. Out of everyone in the city, the last person he wanted to look pathetic in front of was her...and he'd just admitted the biggest, most pathetic secret he had.
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Jun 29, 2017, 10:32am

"Not...without saying..anything. I've said some things. I talk to you when...when I see you." She flushed, dropping her gaze to her lap. After a moment, his words hit her. He'd said bring her home. Home... she bit her lip, silent for a long moment. "I'm...trying to.to protect myself. I don't want to become dependant on you again, Youngjae. I don't...don't want to keep being a,project, something to be fixed." She shook her head. "I absolutely hate being on my own. I hate coming home to nothing but darkness, I hate having no one to talk to, to share my evenings with. I hate it...but I'd rather be alone than Bea burden. "
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Jun 29, 2017, 01:38pm

"You're not a burden!" He snapped, shaking his head with a frustrated sigh. I can't...I don't want you to feel like I'm just around you because I want to feel like I'm doing something good. I like you. I care about you. I've missed having you around, cooking for you, laughing with you, making you smile, watching movies with you, everything in my house, in my life is too damn empty now that you're gone." He was shaking, he found, trying and failing to hold himself back. "I've...I've tried to keep from telling you. I didn't want you feeling like you had to come back because I wanted you to..."
Edited by QuillAndSword on Jun 29, 2017, 01:43pm
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Jun 29, 2017, 02:03pm

She jumped, startled at the way he snapped at her. He had never gotten angry, frustrated with her before. It excited her...that meant she was getting to him as much as he had gotten to her. He was feeling something more than just the Guardian for her...maybe he really didn't see her as a burden. As she finally looked up at him, taking.in hus appearance for the first time she found he looked just as tired as she felt. He was trembling. Before she could stop herself, she reached out, placing a hand on his, fingers closing around his. Just that simple move gave her a bit more energy. "Everything I did... I did it so that I wouldn't be in your way. So that I wouldn't...wouldn't be...something to fix anymore. I didn't want you feeling...responsible for me, feeling like you had to fix me before I could be alone. I...have never once thought you wanted me there. I always assumed..it was because I relied on you, because I had to. I'd come back in a heartbeat if I could. If...if I know it wouldn't bother you, it wouldn't be just...another project."
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Jun 29, 2017, 02:10pm

With another frustrated huff, he tightened shaking fingers around hers before he used her hand to pull her close, wrapping his arms around her in a tight hug. "You were never in my way. I want you in my life, Min...I've always wanted you there. Everything's...duller...emptier without you. I've never once thought that you needed me, or that you were something that needed fixing. I'm the one that needs you."
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Jun 29, 2017, 04:08pm

As she felt his arms around her, felt him hold her close, tight. He seemed lost, desperate...he wanted her there. She hadn't felt him hold her in far too long... as she heard him say she didn't need fixing, hearing him say he needed her, she felt her body relax and she buried her face in the space between his shoulder and neck. She tooka shaky breath. "You want me..to come home...?"
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Jun 29, 2017, 10:18pm

Hearing her refer to his house as home made something twist deep in his chest, fingers brushing over her back as he rested his cheek against her hair. "More than anything. I understand that you want to be independent. I'll do everything I can to make sure you're as strong as you can be...but please come home."
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Jun 29, 2017, 11:13pm

Biting her lip at his words, she was silent for a long moment. The feel of his fingers over her back, his breath on her hair, she was relaxing for the first time in months. After a long moment, she nodded. "...when..?"
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Jun 29, 2017, 11:16pm

"Any time. As soon as possible if you say yes. If you want to think about it...I'll give you all the time you need. But my home is yours any time you want to come back." He nuzzled into her hair as his eyes slipped closed, feeling himself relax for the first time in weeks.
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Jun 30, 2017, 12:04am

She shook herhead. "I don't need to think about it." Her hand fell in her lap, the letter falling from her fingers, revealing it was addressed to him as she finally returned the embrace. "I want to come home. I want to move back in..I want to stay."
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Jun 30, 2017, 12:07am

He was shocked by her answer for only a moment before a wide grin spread across his face, true happiness shining through his being as he gave her a tight squeeze, having to fight to keep from letting out a shout of joy right in her ear. "That's...that's amazing. I'm glad. I'm more than glad. I missed you so much..."
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Jun 30, 2017, 12:31am

As she felt the squeeze, heard the smile on his voice, she gave a weak laugh. Her fingers gripped dthe back of his shirt for a moment before she pulled back again. "You don't have to keep holding onto me like that. I"m not going anywhere." With a small smile, she released herself from his grasp, immediately regretting it. She wanted tos pend the rest of eternity in his arms... But just because he wanted her back in his house didn't mean he wanted her. "I'll cook. I'll clean..whatever you need so I'm not..not just taking up space." She didn't realize the letter sat in it's envelope, face up to reveal his name written on the outside.
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Jun 30, 2017, 07:55am

Brushing her hair from her eyes without thinking, he shook his head. "You could never just be taking up space. I don't care what you do as long as you're there again." He immediately missed her warmth as she moved, wanting to hold her against everything in the world, to tell her just what she meant to him...but he couldn't do that while he still had at least one secret to keep.
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Jun 30, 2017, 09:35am

As his fingers moved through her hair, her cheeks flushed. She looked up st him, still unaware of the letter in her lap, too focused on him. For a wild moment she remembered the kiss they'd shared the day they'd pretended to be on a date, the way he'd held her close, as close as he could while she was still in her chair. How jealous he'd gotten when EunHyung had watched her. She hadn't told the mam on front of her that she'd been seeing one of his lower employees, the one he'd shown such obvious dislike toward. But it was the only way, as fars she could see, that she could keep up with him without actually talking yo him... but now she wouldn't need to use the man anymore. Hell...she couldn't even think about him while youngjae looked at her the way he was. "When do you..want to move be back in?"
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Jun 30, 2017, 01:50pm

"As soon as you can." His smile widened, leaving his hand on her cheek before he glanced down, seeing the letter at last. Seeing his name on the envelope, he raised an eyebrow, eyes meeting hers once again. "What...what's this?"
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Jun 30, 2017, 08:57pm

"As soon as I--" she cut off as his gaze dropped before his yes met hers once more. Her fingers closed around the letter and she held it tightly, fighitnt to find the words, to find an explanation, anything. After a long moment, she shook her head. "...I...it's...it's nothing.' now that she was moving bakc in, she was going to be around him all the time, she found it much harder to confess to him...
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Jun 30, 2017, 10:04pm

"It isn't nothing. Was that for me? Did...did you want to tell me something?" He asked, raising an eyebrow as he shifted, trying to get back into her line of sight.
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Jun 30, 2017, 10:42pm

She shook her head quickly, fingers moving to tear the envelope in half. "It's nothing. It does'nt matter, okay?" Her cheeks were red, too red. She couldn't meet his gaze. As he tried to get into her line of sight, she turned her head, bitin gher lip. After a moment, she spoke again. "It doesn't matter now.because I"m going home. Can't you just...just drop it?"
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Jun 30, 2017, 10:55pm

"I'm...I'm sorry if it bothers you." He was surprised by her vehemence against it, backing up just slightly as he wondered just why she was blushing so darkly. "I can drop it."
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