Feb 09, 2017, 11:55pm
Kang's Bakery
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A family-owned bakery and cafe on the edge of Hakyeon's territory.
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Posts: 10116
Feb 23, 2018, 10:06am

"I...uh, sorry. I didn't mean to grab you without thinking like that." He realized the faux pas, face heating with a soft chuckle. "I hope that means that he won't make mistakes like that again...if his day is really so bad." He said at last, though it seemed that she wouldn't be bothering with him for much longer. Why was that thought so satisfying? It made sense to use that to throw the man off-balance, to strike while his mind was on more personal problems...
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Feb 23, 2018, 11:09am

"are you even from Korea? People don't just... Grab strangers like that. That's the second time you've touched me in ten minutes." She was reminded of strong arms around her and she flushed softly again. At the last, she have a small shrug. "I don't know. He's never done it before. But he hasn't been himself lately. He called me the other night, freaking out, terrified, talking about getting dragged back home or home calling or something, i don't know. He never really liked talking about his past so i didn't ask but now i wonder if i should. If he's in danger..."
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Feb 23, 2018, 04:57pm

"I, uh...grew up in the country. Homeschool. I have...a hard time with people. I'm sorry if I made you uncomfortable." He admitted, ducking his head a little under the attention. At the last, he looked back up to her in confusion. He liked this woman enough to risk blowing his cover? That wasn't wise...falling for anyone in this heathen country was against their orders...it seemed that this man had gone native. "In danger? From what?"
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Feb 27, 2018, 11:27pm

"No. Not uncomfortable. Just...surprised and a little confused." She shook her head again, looking back up at him before hearing the last. She frowned. "I don't know, that's the problem. He seems afraid of something. Maybe he got into some debt or something. I wish h'd just...open up to me, you know? I can't stand secrets and lately I've gotten a really..uneasy feeling about him. Like..like maybe there's something big I don't know."
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Feb 28, 2018, 12:03am

"It could be. I've heard things about this city...it's pretty common to get wrapped up in something much bigger than you can handle." He had researched Seoul extensively before he ever got on the boat that took him into the country. Drugs, money, and blood flowed through the streets like water, left unchecked to destroy everything it touched.
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Feb 28, 2018, 12:10am

She nodded, frowning at his words. "Yeah...it's not a great city if you don't know how to handle it or the families in charge. I was raised around it, I've made friends on both sides but...he just doesn't know well at all. He's like a child...I feel like I have to protect him." She shook her head, looking up at him again. "I'm rambling again. I'm sorry."
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Feb 28, 2018, 12:34am

"A child twice your size." He gave a small smile at the apology, waving her off. "Don't worry. I'm...kind of quiet. Ramble all you want." That didn't come out quite the way he wanted, he thought with a slight wince. He hoped he didn't offend her again.
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Feb 28, 2018, 12:42am

"Twice my size or not, he still makes me so angry with it sometimes." She shook her head, looking up at him again. "You're quiet? I'm not sure I buy that..."
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Feb 28, 2018, 12:52am

"You're not? I've said something wrong every time I've said something so far." He pointed out, chuckling faintly.
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Feb 28, 2018, 01:05am

"That just means you have no filter." She laughed softly, eys moving back to his for a moment before she smiled. "And you haven't said something...wrong. Just....odd."
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Feb 28, 2018, 01:18am

"I hope odd isn't...bad." He relaxed at the sight of her smile, his own gaining sincerity. "You're the first person I've really talked to since I moved here."
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Mar 01, 2018, 12:02am

"Odd is..odd." She laughed softly, shaking her head. "So...does tht mean you're antisocial or I'm just that fascinating?"
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Mar 01, 2018, 12:07am

"It's both." He admitted, chuckling lightly. "Like I said, I don't know how to talk to people...you're the first I've really tried with."
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Mar 01, 2018, 12:35am

"Should I leave you alone, then? Would that make you more comfortable?" She laughed softly, shaking her head before looking back up at him. "I'd hate for you to feel like a hostage here."
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Mar 01, 2018, 09:58am

"N-no, this is...it's fine. I like talking to you." He blurted without thinking. And knowing more about her would lead him closer to his target. She had an insider's knowledge on his habits, his thoughts...and it would make this hunt a little more fun than the others had been.
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Mar 02, 2018, 12:13am

Clearly surprised by his words, she looked up at him, smiling slightly. "You seem like you're afraid Ill leave you here alone." With a soft laugh, she took a drink from her cup. "Am I wrong?"
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Mar 02, 2018, 12:59am

"A little. I'm lost, remember?" He pointed out with a nervous laugh. "And I'd rather not have my first real conversation with someone here be a total failure."
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Mar 02, 2018, 10:24am

"i wouldn't call it a failure, even if you wanted me to leave.. At least you talked for a bit. Clearly it's longer than you are used to." She smiled softly, looking up at him. "Don't worry. I'll make sure you get home safe and in one piece. I won't let the thugs out there get you."
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Mar 02, 2018, 10:31am

"Thugs?" He had been about to assure her that he could take care of himself, but that was likely not something for a young farm boy to say. Instead, he tilted his head. "I thought they weren't a problem unless you were wandering late at night."
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Mar 02, 2018, 11:18am

"they're always a problem, trust me." It was how she'd met the boyfriend, after all. Thugs had followed her, she was in the process of telling them off, he saved her then offered to teach her to fight. "If it would make you feel better, safer, i could teach you to defend yourself..."

(So... Boyfriend taught her to fight. Which means she fights like a north Korean...)
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