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Kang's Bakery
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A family-owned bakery and cafe on the edge of Hakyeon's territory.
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Apr 29, 2018, 11:13pm

"I wouldn't do that to my friend." She shook her head, unaware that she'd said the words out loud for a momen.t As she felt his hand cover hers, she slowly lifted her gaze to meet his, cheeks flushing softly as she felt her heart give a hard bump. He was holding her hand...while he wasn't in pain....why? "..You are still my friend, aren't you? Or...was that an act, too?"
Edited by Kace81 on Apr 29, 2018, 11:14pm
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Apr 29, 2018, 11:39pm

"Of course I am. You're...the first friend I ever made." Giving her fingers a squeeze, he added, "Everything I told you about what I liked, what we did, what we talked about...that was real, Somin. The only thing I kept from you was where I came from...and what I was doing here. When it came to you...that was real."
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Apr 29, 2018, 11:58pm

As she felt the squeeze, she met his gaze. It was real... he'd really been honest with her... Her heart was racing as she sat so close to him. With a shiver, realizing she was still dripping from the rain outside, she moved her fingers from his wound to one of the scars that crossed his chest. "..so many scars. Is this...is this what happens in the North?"
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Apr 30, 2018, 12:06am

"Unfortunately." He gave a weak smile, shivering lightly at her touch. "Every mark is a lesson...not to get close enough to strike the next time. Or to end the fight before it gets out of my control. I've had comrades, teachers, experts in torture...they've all tried to kill me at one point or another."
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Apr 30, 2018, 12:21am

Before shecould stop herself, she moved her fingers over one scar and then another, tracing soft patterns into his skin. She bit her lip, heart pounding once again. She'd never even touched Ryuhwan like this either... After a moment, she gave a weak smile. "How old were you...? When you started, I mean."
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Apr 30, 2018, 12:32am

"Seven." he said after a long moment's thought, trying to recall the time he had first entered the training camp. "Almost eight." He was fascinated with her investigation, feeling her trace line after line of the marks he had tried so hard to hide from her.
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Apr 30, 2018, 12:41am

As one line trailed low over his stomach, disappearing at the hem of his pants, she let her finger linger at the edge of the cloth before she felt anther shiver take her and she winced. She was freezing because of the rain...she was shivering from shock and pain, cold and fear...concern for him. As she let her hand remain on his skin, she lifted her head slowly, moving her eyes to meet his. "...You were seven...and they treated you this cruelly?"
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Apr 30, 2018, 12:43am

"No differently from the hundreds of boys that they took in that year...and the hundreds they've taken in since. I survived. A lot of them couldn't." He admitted with a frown, seeing her shiver. "There were towels in the bathroom," He offered. "You'll catch a cold if you don't dry off..."
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Apr 30, 2018, 12:47am

She shook her head, unable to find the strength to stand. Her fingers moved to his, holding tightly so that he wouldn't leave her in the room alone to collect a towel either. She didn't want to be alone..not for a moment. AS her fingers tightened on his, she looked up at him, unaware that the shift had brought them much closer. "I'm...I'm fine. It's not that cold." Despite her words, she gave another shiver.
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Apr 30, 2018, 09:02am

"You're freezing." He reached with his free hand to brush her hair out of her face. "I'll go with you...if you don't want to be alone." He was sure this was the most traumatic thing she had gone through, hating that he had been the one to bring it about. "If you get sick because of me, I'll never forgive myself." He added with a weak laugh.
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Apr 30, 2018, 09:39am

"so you forgive yourself for getting me shot but a cold is a punishable offense?" With a weak smile, she leaned into his touch, lifting her free hand to catch his, holding it to her cheek as she shifted a little closer. "I don't need a towel. I'll just... Sit closer to you..."
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Apr 30, 2018, 02:33pm

"I don't think I'll ever forgive myself for that." He admitted with a weak laugh. At the last, he nodded, trying to stand. "Let's get out of the floor, then." He said at last, knowing that she wouldn't be any warmer on a hardwood floor.
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Apr 30, 2018, 10:02pm

She shook her head, gripping his hand tighter. "I'm..I'm fine here. By the fire, by you." She looked up at him, fingers tight on his before she took a shaky breath. "..I was...so angry with you for what you did. For the lies...But I never...never lied to you. I was never after you, I had no clue..that you knew Ryuhwan..."
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Apr 30, 2018, 10:27pm

"I'm sorry for not trusting you." He breathed, frowning as he settled in his seat once again. "I was...so scared. So surprised, so...so unprepared for any of it...I reacted the only way I knew how. I'm sorry." He was surprised that she wasn't still ignoring everything he had to say, anger compounded for the fact that not only did he hurt her, he lied, he put her in the line of fire.
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Apr 30, 2018, 10:32pm

She shook her head, fingers moving to his cheek, brushing his hair from his face before they lingered on his jaw, then trailed to the side of his neck. "Don't apologize. I'm not...I'm not angry with you now. I think digging a knife into your gut is..enough payback, don't you? I'm just..glad you're alright."
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Apr 30, 2018, 10:57pm

Relaxing at her words, he leaned into her touch with a soft sigh. "I should be saying that to you...I put you in danger. If that bullet had been any further over, you might not be here."
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Apr 30, 2018, 11:02pm

"I"m fine. It's just a little gunshot." With a soft laugh, she let her fingers move to his chest, resting gently over one of his many scars. After a moment, she shifted closer, shivering as she realized her clothes were wet, sticking to her, which was partially causing the shivering to worsen. "We should...get...get out of the wet clothes..shouldn't we?" Did this house have clothes they could wear...?
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Apr 30, 2018, 11:26pm

"Just a little gunshot..." He echoed with a soft laugh. "You're amazing, do you know that?" After a moment, he nodded, moving to try to stand once again. "If there are towels in the bathroom, maybe there are clothes here..."
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Apr 30, 2018, 11:28pm

"Amazing? I'm amazing? Why?" As he stood, she tightened her fingers on his hand again. She didn't want to be alone, away from him for an instant. After a moment, she stood as well, hand tightening on his even more as if afraid he'd pull away before she looked up at him. "...Don't..leave me alone, okay?"
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Apr 30, 2018, 11:46pm

"You're...so strong. So vibrant, even after everything I've put you through." Feeling her grip tighten on him, he nodded, lacing his fingers with hers. "I won't. Not for a minute." He promised, leading her slowly down the hallway toward the bedrooms in the back of the house. Once he got moving, he realized, walking was a little easier, but he couldn't be sure about how Somin's wounds reacted with the movement.
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