Feb 13, 2017, 11:35pm
The Mirror - Garden
NoWealthNoRuin
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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Mar 06, 2018, 11:52pm

"Fucking vultures." He huffed softly, pulling her toward the racks that he felt would be a good place to start. "They look for entertainment wherever they can...they should know better." The last was finished with his iciest glare, only satisfied when the woman closest to them went pale and found something to do elsewhere.
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Mar 07, 2018, 12:02am

She gave a small shrug, eyes on the ground, findign it hard to meet anyone's gaze there. "I ignore them." Still, their words burned. It was why she hted coming to places like this. They'd called her a foreigner, stealig their jobs, their money, and now their men... "Can we just get this over with? I want to go home."
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Mar 07, 2018, 12:20am

About to try to comfort her, he heard another employee attempt to provide some sort of assistance, snapping without thinking that he didn't ask for any. "And if I hear one more comment about this woman, I'll be sure to have a meeting with my team about providing funding for your business. If this is how you're going to treat my friend, I don't want anything to do with your establishment, is that clear?" He asked icily, silently daring those around him to say anything further.
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Mar 07, 2018, 12:35am

The employees went back to work in silence, none of them daring to say another word while within earshot of the couple. Lyric kept her eyes low, fingers tugging on her fraying shirt gently as she let her bangs fall to hide her eyes. Why had she ever agreed to this? She should have known if there was the slightest chance she'd have to leave her house, seh never should have agreed to it. "YOu didn't have to do that. LIke I said, I ignore it. YOu don't have to do anything that would effect your business."
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Mar 07, 2018, 09:58am

"Right now I'm not thinking about my business, I'm thinking about you." He shook his head, thumbing through the racks, still bothered by the exchange. "That was rude and insensitive. I'll have to make sure that better people are hired in their place." He pulled one dress free, holding it between them for a moment before shaking his head. "Too bright."
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Mar 10, 2018, 12:05am

He was thinking about her? She looked up at him in surprise. "Why?" Why did he care at all that they were being rude and insensitive? He had to know people were likethis to her all the time... It wasn't an odd occurrence.. "You don't..have to do that, Mr. Kwon. Really. There's no need for it, I'm used to comments like that." She shook her head. "Too...too bright?"
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Mar 10, 2018, 12:35am

"Why what?" He flicked a few more hangers aside, humming thoughtfully. "It's a statement dress, but not one for you. You need something to offset your hair and your eyes without looking garish...maybe something green..." After a moment, eyes moving to her, he added, "You don't deserve those comments. If you own who you are, defy them instead of just taking that abuse...you'll make them choke on their words."
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Mar 10, 2018, 12:56am

"Something green?" Well...she did have Irish blood. It made sense that green looked good on her. "Why do you think about me at all? Why not worry about hte buisiness you worked so hard to build?" She looked up at him again, watching him work with a light flush. "I don't deserve them? " Did he really believe that? He wanted her to own who she was but how did she even start to do that?
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Mar 10, 2018, 01:09am

"My business is built on people. If I didn't care a little bit about some people, I'd be a shit businessman." He pointed out, pulling another dress free and holding it up between them once again. It was a fairly simple cut, but he was sure its beauty would come alive once it was off of the hanger. The point was to accent her, not to overwhelm her. "I think we can try this one." He said at length. They'd likely try several more.
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Mar 10, 2018, 01:31am

With a soft huff as he mentioned trying the dress. As she rolled her eyes, she looked up at him again. "If I try it and it looks okay do I haeve to keep shopping?" He really seemed to care about being kind to her...at least for now.
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Mar 10, 2018, 09:42am

"I want to find one thing that you genuinely like. Not something that looks okay enough that you can go home quickly and put it in the back of your closet with your prom dress to be forgotten." He raised an eyebrow at her attitude toward trying something on, draping the dress over his arm as he continued to look.
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Mar 19, 2018, 12:26am

"I'd just like to go home quickly. It's bad enough having them stare at me. I'm a dirty foreigner stealing all their men and their jobs, remember?" She scoffed, shaking her head to look up at him. "Let's be honest here, Mr. Kwon. You're doing this because you want to tease me, to pick on me and make me suffer because I'm the foreigner. I don't get why these women are so angry. It's not like I"m pretty enough to be even...compared to them. So why get so angry?" She shook her head. The women hated her...he likely did too, that was why he did this to her... "So...can we just get.not alloweding on finding something for me to try? I don't want to be here any longer than I have to be."
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Mar 19, 2018, 08:39am

"Lyric, the last thing I want to do is to make fun of who you are." He turned to face her completely, frowning deeply at the accusation. "If you've listened to a thing I've said since we met you'd know that there's no reason for you to be ashamed, especially around me. You may not believe how beautiful you are, how much assholes like them aren't even worth your time, but believe this: I'm doing this because I want to help you. Nothing less. With enough confidence in yourself, you'll wipe the floor with the trash that dares to try to make you feel small. If I can help you see that, I'll do all I can."
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Mar 19, 2018, 09:28am

She looked up at the man, hearing his words and still clearly struggling to believe them. After a moment, she dropped her gaze again, biting her lip. She was silent, unsure how to react, what to say. Finally, she spoke, voice soft, hardly above a whisper. "... What about the blue one?"
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Mar 19, 2018, 09:35am

Surprised by the question, he looked from her to the garment she chose, pulling it from the others and holding it between them. It was a nice cut, a little more formal than he had been intending to start with, but it was a gorgeous dress. "I like it." He said at last, smile returning. "You have a good eye."
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Mar 19, 2018, 10:43am

She gave a small shrug, eyes on the ground again. "I just... Like blue." After a moment she shifted uncomfortably. "It's more formal though..." It wasn't black tie formal, but enough that she couldn't wear it to work, maybe to a restaurant on a date.... But she didn't get dates.

(I kinda wanna have the Anastasia dress happen later. Like he asks her to a party then on the way tells her is a black tie thing and he makes her try something on at a stire they stop at. She tries in that dress and he's stunned XD)
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Mar 19, 2018, 02:43pm

((Dude yes I love it. XD))

"Do you want to try it on?" He asked, noting her fondness for blue. Had he gotten through to her after all? Or was this just an attempt to get him out of her life that much more quickly?
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Mar 19, 2018, 07:27pm

"i dont...i dont know. Maybe..." she shrugged, eyea moving to the dress again. "Its fancier than you talked about finding for me. I wouldn't ever even have a place to wear it...and it probably wouldn't look good on me, anyway..." She gave a nervous laugh. "This is so..stupid."
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Mar 19, 2018, 08:29pm

"Why not try? You never know." He pointed out, giving a reassuring smile. "Come on, relax. This isn't supposed to be torture, I promise."
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Mar 19, 2018, 09:09pm

"So then I'll ahve a pretty blue dress that I"ll never wear because it's really only suitable for a date?" She laughed weakly, shaking her head. "You really think we'll find something that looks...decent?"
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