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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Jan 23, 2018, 12:25am

"It's not...a bad dress. It's just a little...dated." He said at last. "Dressed up the right way, it could be incredible, but I think a different cut would work better. Something in a cooler color to set off your skin, maybe strapless to show off those shoulders and how nicely your neck is shaped..." He hummed softly, unaware that he was already putting the outfit together in his mind. "Nothing too revealing. You're too classy for something like that. Something with style." At the last, he nodded with a smile. "You say what's on your mind. You talk to me like I'm a person, not some demon that could make you vanish if you say the wrong thing."
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Jan 23, 2018, 12:28am

Her cheeks flushed as his eyes moved over her, as he spoke. After a moment, she gave a nervou slaugh. "I...have no reason to wear something like that. Dresses don't look good on me, anyway." She laughed nervously again, shaking her head. "You sound like you do this a lot. Dressing strange women in clothes you think they'd look good in." Tucking her hair behind her ear again, she heard the music grow a little louder. "You're not a demon. You're definitely not a good man, but you're not a demon
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Jan 23, 2018, 12:51am

"You haven't found the right one. I think you'd look stunning in a more flattering style." He shook his head, smile gaining strength at the last. "I actually haven't. But I'm very big on looking my best in any situation...so I always think of how others' styles can improve. You're very beautiful, but I think you've spent too much of your life trying to hide. You need to have more confidence in yourself."
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Jan 23, 2018, 01:02am

"I'd look stunning.." She shook her head with a soft laugh. "I'm very beautiful? You're crazy." She laughed again, moving to the bench and sitting. "Either way, even if I would look good, I don't wear things like that. I Have no reason to."
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Jan 23, 2018, 01:19am

"Want to wager on that? I bet I can prove you wrong." He did love a challenge, after all... at the last, he hummed softly. "You might have more, if you stay in this line of work. If only because Seunghyun will probably try to bribe you into staying around. He's...too used to having to put out the fires the little shit starts." The term was fond despite his words, taking a seat on the other side of the bench with a weary sigh.
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Jan 23, 2018, 01:28am

She flushed softly, surprised to see he was so damn insistent on what he'd said. "I don't want to wager anything." AS he mentioned Seunghyun, she gave a weak laugh. "He's already mentioned to me a couple of times he's in the market for a mother for the kid. I keep telling him I'm not interested, but it doesn't seem to sway him." She laughed softly again. "I think he's joking half the time."
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Jan 23, 2018, 01:33am

"I wouldn't put it past him to marry someone just to make sure the kid has a good mom. No matter if he cared about you or not. Roomates with rings, he'd call it." he laughed softly, shaking his head. "But if they both like you, you're doing much better than they expected. "He can be difficult, but he's a good man. The only one in this city I trust with my life."
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Jan 23, 2018, 01:46am

She raised a brow. "You make it sound like you're trying to set us up, ahjussi." With a soft laugh, she shook her head. "I'm just..not interested. I love the kid, I love him like my own, but I don't think I could ever marry someone just for convenience. I'd never be roommates with rings."
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Jan 23, 2018, 10:25am

"I'm just saying that you could definitely have a worse boss than him. He pointed out, shaking his head. "The romantic type, then? I'm not surprised. You want something with love, not a business transaction."
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Jan 23, 2018, 11:51am

"but hed be a boss, not a husband." Shw laughted softly, shaking her head. At the last, she raised a brow. "Not the romantic type at all. Not any type. I dont want a relationship, and i dont want love."
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Jan 23, 2018, 02:52pm

"A cynic? Now that's surprising. Any reason why?" He asked, raising an eyebrow at the last. He hadn't expected that out of her...
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Jan 23, 2018, 10:54pm

"A cynic." She nodded, surprised to hear him ask about her, about her reasoning. She raised a brow, turning her attention to him again and she smiled slightly. "I'm not sure I know you well enough to dive into the details of my past, ahjussi."
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Jan 23, 2018, 11:31pm

"Just curious if you had a simple explanation. But if it's not that simple, I understand." He shrugged lightly, putting out the smouldering butt of his cigarette on the stone of the bench next to him.
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Jan 23, 2018, 11:34pm

As he put out the cigarette, she frowned. "You could at least use a tray or something. This bench is pretty. You're going to ruin it." After a moment, she gave a soft laugh. "You seem genuinely interested in me."
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Jan 24, 2018, 12:02am

"There aren't any trays out here. Would you rather I dump it in the flowerbed?" He asked, chuckling despite the fact that he brushed the ash marks from the stone anyway. "I think you're pretty fascinating, truth be told. Coming all the way here, getting on Yeonyun's good side, being the first meaningful conversation I've had in years..."
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Jan 24, 2018, 12:04am

"So bring one next time." She laughed softly, watching him brush at the ashes before she smiled up at him. " Fascinating is good." After amoment, she smiled a bit wider. "Is it really so impressive to you that I got on his good side? That he likes me?"
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Jan 24, 2018, 12:37am

"Have Seunghyun tell you some of the horror stories sometime. They're pretty crazy." He shook his head, unable to hold back a grin. "One time he rigged the house to rattle doors, make noises, and basically look like the whole place was haunted and coming apart at the seams. The woman he terrified was on her third day of work."
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Jan 24, 2018, 12:39am

Unable to hold back a soft laugh at the words, she shook her head. "Honestly, I love the idea. It sounds like something I'd help him with." She glanced at the man again. After a moment, she gave a small smile. "...aren't they missing you in there, ahjussi? Aren't you the guest of honor..?"
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Jan 24, 2018, 01:03am

"They're used to me wandering off after making my appearance. I don't like crowds." He found himself brightening as he heard her laugh. "You'd really help with something like that? No wonder he likes you, you're both trouble..."
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Jan 24, 2018, 09:56am

Laughing again, the sound similar to a bell, she looked up at him again. "So your really here just because you have to be?" Smiling slightly, she shifted on the bench, feet tracing patterns into the gravel under her, she gave a soft hum. "Trouble? You think I'm trouble?"
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