Feb 13, 2017, 11:35pm
The Mirror - Garden
NoWealthNoRuin HK's Territory
A grand courtyard within a hotel on the inside of the border between the territories. It's been taken and retaken so many times that not even the family heads know who originally laid claim to it.
Edited by QuillAndSword on Feb 13, 2017, 11:40pm
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Sep 23, 2017, 02:52pm

"Jaehwan is one of Hakyeon's men. Or...more like his brother." He explained with a widening smile. "And why not? I spent my first few weeks on my own working for meals until I was on my feet."
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Sep 23, 2017, 03:35pm

Tensing as he mentioned Hakyeon again, she bit her lip before taking another bite. If it had to do with gangsters...she didn't want to discuss it at all. "Because I don't want to be indebted to anyone ever again. It didn't end well last time."
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Sep 23, 2017, 10:12pm

"It never does. But eomma is different. She works in barters and trades, and she doesn't believe in asking for anything you wouldn't want to do on your own. She's the neighborhood mom...she's been working to help people around here for a long time."
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Sep 24, 2017, 01:48am

"And her son is a mobster, right? Doesn't seem like she did a very good job of helping people." She shook her head, biting her lip before glancing down at the plate and giving a soft sigh. "...she seems so nice. Everyone here does, even you. But what happens when you all screw me over? Am I going to have to pack up and run...? Again? I can't keep doing this..." she didn't realize she was speaking out loud, too tired to filter her words.
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Sep 24, 2017, 12:01pm

"That wasn't her choice or his. He just...happened to be the only child of the last man that tried to build Seoul into an empire. The son of a mistress he already threw aside. But I take it the skeletons in your closet are weighing too heavy on your mind." He pointed out, taking another bite. At the last, he frowned, putting a hand on her arm. "I can promise you that I won't screw you over. I don't want to--I barely know you. And even if I knew you more, that's too much trouble."
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Sep 24, 2017, 11:43pm

"How was it not her choice? She didn't have to be with the mob boss of Seoul, it was a decision she made, right?" She shook her head, biting her lip as she took another bite. She shook her head again. "You won't screw me over...simply because it's too much work?"
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Sep 24, 2017, 11:43pm

"How was it not her choice? She didn't have to be with the mob boss of Seoul, it was a decision she made, right?" She shook her head, biting her lip as she took another bite. She shook her head again. "You won't screw me over...simply because it's too much work?"
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Sep 24, 2017, 11:48pm

"She loved him." He shrugged lightly, shaking his head. "But that's not my story to tell." At the last, he smirked. "Pretty much. Is that the answer you were expecting?"
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Sep 25, 2017, 12:12am

"She loved him." She nodded. "And that's why I have a hard time trusting her. As kind as she seems...I don't know how much I can beleive that kindness." She bit her lip, hearing the last before taking a deep breath. "It doesn't make me feel the safest with you. So if it was no trouble at all, you'd sell me out in a heartbeat. That's what you're saying."
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Sep 25, 2017, 12:23am

"Talk to her yourself, then." He replied with a light shrug. At the last, his smile fell. "That's not what I'm saying at all. I might be one of the lowest people in Seoul, in your opinion, but I do have a sense of morals. Why would I sell you out if I don't even know you? I make enough money per night that any bribe means nothing to me. I like talking to you, and I liked seeing your performance. I don't have a single reason to sell you out."
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Sep 25, 2017, 12:55am

"You just tol dme the only reason you dont is because it' s too much trouble." She shook her head, looking up at the man again before wincing. "...I'm still...really dizzy." Bringing a shaky hand ot her head, she leaned forward a little. "You really think I"m safe here? Surrounded by gangsters and..." She glanced up, seeing sseveral prostitutes, drug dealers, and several others sitting at a table not too far away. "Well...all of these people. And someone who says they wouldn't screw me over just because it's too much trouble... You want to tell me I'm safe right now?"
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Sep 25, 2017, 08:49am

"I told you the surface of my reasons." He corrected, placing a hand on her back with a frown at the sight of her discomfort. "Eat a little more, it should help. And just because you have a bad impression of how these people are in Busan...doesn't mean that all of them are awful. You may see prostitutes and dealers and thugs, but there's more to all of them. Young mothers, school dropouts, children dragged into crime by circumstance or by thinking that they have no other option to take...or the ones told by the world that because their family lives this life, they should simply give up because there's nothing better they can make of themselves."
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Sep 25, 2017, 10:43am

"Who said I was from Busan?" She tensed, feeling warm fingers on her back. As she heard the last, she turned her gaze to his. He heart jumped and she felt her cheeks flush softly. After a long moment, she spoke, voice soft. "You were one of them, weren't you? One of the people in so afraid of...?"
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Sep 25, 2017, 01:00pm

"I can hear it in your voice." He pointed out, raising an eyebrow. "You try to hide it, but there's an accent when you speak." At the last, he felt his blood run cold for a moment, clearing his throat. "...Once upon a time. We all have our pasts."
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Oct 23, 2017, 11:20pm

Heechul was unamused, to say the least. After carefully arranging this date with a man that owned a very lucrative company in Seoul, he had been stood up. In the years he had been working, after all of the work he had done to be one of the most desirable men in the escort business to men and women alike, this was a first. He spent every evening on the arm of the rich and powerful, flirting and vamping and accepting wonderful gifts beyond his usual nightly rate to be a pretty and interesting date for whatever event they wished to flaunt their tastes at. But now he sat in the garden of the hotel, dressed to the nines and two hours past the time he was supposed to meet with his intended, waiting for a phone call that he knew would never be returned. He was offended. He was incredulous. After all, with such a list of admirers, who was this man to blow him off?
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Oct 23, 2017, 11:33pm

(Think the guy should have been killed or something? XD)

Minha hadn't been in Seoul long. She had fled Busan after robbing her "lover" for lack of a better word. There was a lot more to the story, nothing she cared much to think about anymore... and as she walked through the gardens, a little more than buzzed, she hummed softly, enjoying te cool air and allowing it to help her clear her head. She didn't notice the attractive man on the bench she passed by, too focused on following a firefly with a small smile.
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Oct 23, 2017, 11:46pm

((Sure, that works. XD))

Pulled from checking his phone for the ninth time in ten minutes, he glanced up to the newcomer, seeing her following after the soft glow of a firefly and unable to hide a smile. Two types of people were ceaselessly entertaining, he thought, raising an eyebrow. Children and drunks. Maybe something interesting would come from his night anyway. "A little late in the year for fireflies," He commented with a hum as she passed him. "They must be drawn to beauty."
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Oct 23, 2017, 11:57pm

Hearing hte voice, she froze. Her eyes focused for a moment and she turned her gaze to the man, raising a brow. "Drawn to beauty? I don't see anything beautiful here, ahjussi." She glanced back at the firefly again before moving to lean against a nearby tree as the world wobbled a little. "Are you creepy?"
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Oct 24, 2017, 12:02am

"I have to disagree--" Startled by the sudden question, he laughed softly, shaking his head. "I don't think I'm creepy, no. Are you feeling okay, miss, you look like you've had a little much to drink tonight."
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Oct 24, 2017, 12:08am

"Disagree?" She looked up at him, raising a brow for a moment before giving a lazy smile. "That's funny. I feel like it wasn't enough. Don't worry. I'll be fine in about twenty minutes." And she would...alcohol didn't stay with her long...
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