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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Oct 24, 2017, 12:15am

"Twenty minutes? That's a hell of a metabolism." He raised an eyebrow, tucking a strand of hair that had fallen loose from its ponytail back behind his ear. "Have you come out here to get a little air after drinking with your friends?" The hotel had a very nice bar--it wasn't unusual to see someone who had partaken a little too much stumbling through the carefully kept walkways.
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Oct 24, 2017, 12:21am

"Not really. I started a while ago." She grinned, flashing a wink before hearing the last. "What friends? I drink alone." Shaking her head, Minha leaned against hte tree, shifting a little and almost falling back with a weak laugh. "I should...sit, shouldn't I?"
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Oct 24, 2017, 12:28am

"Drinking alone? Isn't that a little lonely?" He asked, wondering what strange avenues speaking with a drunk woman might lead him down. At the very least he wasn't bored anymore. "You should, yes. You're about to fall over." He added, chuckling softly at her confidence.
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Oct 24, 2017, 12:42am

"I'm always lonely, ahjussi." She shrugged, stumbling a little before she found herself falling toward the ground a little more gracefully than a drunk should. She sat hard on her rear after landing on her knees, leaning back against the tree and taking a clearing breath. "That..hurt."
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Oct 24, 2017, 12:46am

"That looked like it hurt." The man had jumped a little, wincing at the sound her knees made as she hit the ground. "Maybe you should sit down for a while, clear your head." He offered, moving from his place on a bench to sit at the edge of a fountain nearer to her. The distance allowed him to speak a little more easily, but still gave her enough space that she shouldn't feel intimidated, even in her inebriated state.
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Oct 24, 2017, 01:00am

She winced, looking down at her now bleeding knees as her now torn jeans began to darken. She bit her lip, suddenly very sober. The pain definitely helped. "Wow...that really hurts." With a soft laugh, she shifted, wincing as her knees began to burn, to ache. She looked up at him for a moment before glancing down. "I'm not a danger or anything, you know. You don't have to babysit me."
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Oct 24, 2017, 01:04am

"Mostly I'm trying to turn a rotten night into a good one." He commented before he saw the damage to her knees, standing once again. "That looks bad. Do you want me to go get you some bandages?"
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Oct 24, 2017, 01:21am

She shook her head. "I...I can do it. I"ll do it when I get back to my room." Though, she realized as more time passed, she wasn't sure she'd make it back to her room. she couldn't stand. It hurt... With a wince, she shifted in an effort to crime to her feet before sinking back down with anotehr wince. "Damn...remind me not to drink that much again, alright?"
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Oct 24, 2017, 01:26am

"I'll be sure to." He gave a faint chuckle as he saw her move, the expression showing a little more concern as he weighed his options carefully. "I can help you get inside. You're not in any state to walk." This said, he moved to her side, mumbling a soft "excuse me" before he carefully gathered her into his arms.
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Oct 24, 2017, 01:39am

With a startled noise as he pulled her into his arms, she flushed darkly. Her heart jumped and she gave a soft, weak laugh. "I could...I could walk. If you do this people might get hte wrong idea. The hotel will think you're...my boyfriend or something. Or...or they'll think you're a hired escort."
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Oct 24, 2017, 12:38pm

"I haven't cared what people think of me for a long time." He replied with a soft chuckle of his own, starting toward the hotel doors. Raising an eyebrow, wondering what this woman thought of people in his line of work, he added, "Do escorts usually treat women like this in your experience?"
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Oct 24, 2017, 01:00pm

"I wouldn't know. I've never met one." She laughed softly, shaking her head. "I prefer the company of someone I know is with me because he wants to be. Not because of the size of my wallet." She shrugged before looking up at him. "Besides...I couldn't really afford one even if I wanted to. I'm almost broke."
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Oct 24, 2017, 01:09pm

"You have now." He saw no point in not being honest, bringing her into the back hallway that led to the courtyard and starting toward the bar that she had likely come from. He knew the employees well enough to know that it was all but deserted, sparing her the embarrassment of being seen like this. "And if more people thought as admirably as you, I'd be out of a job. But to each their own." He added with a chuckle.
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Oct 24, 2017, 01:17pm

"I have what now?"at first she didnt realize what he was saying, head swimming. After a moment, realization struck her and she looked up at him in obvious shock. "Out of a-- y-you're a--?" Cheeks burning, she shifted a lottle uncomfortably. "R - really...?"
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Oct 24, 2017, 01:22pm

"I must not be a very good one. I think I've been stood up." He commented with another laugh, setting her on one of the booths lining the edge of the room before calling to one of the bartenders to bring him a first aid kit. "But yes, I'm an escort. I have been for about...oh, three years now."
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Oct 24, 2017, 10:17pm

She flushed, shifting a little uncomfortably before looking down, eyes on her knees, finding it oddly difficult to look him in the eye now. "...I...I would think not being a good one would be a good thing. Isn't it...isn't it...wrong?"
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Oct 24, 2017, 10:17pm

She flushed, shifting a little uncomfortably before looking down, eyes on her knees, finding it oddly difficult to look him in the eye now. "...I...I would think not being a good one would be a good thing. Isn't it...isn't it...wrong?"
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Oct 24, 2017, 10:21pm

"Isn't what wrong? I spend my time with men and women that need someone to talk to, a pretty 'plus one' for galas or banquets, or a date for the evening to a ballet or an opera. Does that sound wrong?" He accepted the supplies that the younger barkeep brought over with a smile, moving to pull out what he would need.
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Oct 24, 2017, 10:28pm

"You sleep with them for money. Don't you have standards? Or...self-respect? Don't you care how it could harm you? How you could get...sick or how you could be...emotionally playing with someone?" She bit her lip, watching the blood trickle down her knees. "It just...I thought you'd be...I thought you were...normal."
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Oct 24, 2017, 10:34pm

"I only sleep with the ones I choose to. The ones I have an honest attraction for." He pointed out, bristling a little at the accusation. "I take all of the precautions I need to make sure that neither of us get sick, and they're fully aware of who I am and what we're doing. This is normal, especially for this city. I'm not selling my body, I'm selling my company. And even if I was a prostitute, what does it matter what I do with my body? Who are you to judge?" He asked, tone displaying more curiosity than accusation. Rolling her pants up carefully, he started to gently clean the wounds.
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