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 24, 2018, 10:14am

"Pretty much. I like a reason to dress up, but I get tired of all of these vultures pretty fast." He shrugged lightly, aware of her movement. That was...oddly cute. "I think you could be. Especially with that kid as a bad influence."
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Jan 24, 2018, 11:57am

"so you're a fancy person." She laughed again, shaking her head. As she felt his eyes on her, her cheeka flushed and she looked up at him again. "A good kind of trouble..?"
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Jan 24, 2018, 04:11pm

"I've worked hard to be a fancy person." He agreed with a light laugh. At the last, he glanced over to her, letting his eyes move over her for a moment before his smile widened. "A good kind of trouble." He concluded with a nod.
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Jan 24, 2018, 06:38pm

"I'm sure you have." The words were absent, more spoken as a thought than anything. As she saw his eyes move over her, she felt oddly exposed. Her cheeks flushed softly as she watched him, raising a brow when he looked back at her face again. "...Did you just check me out, Mr. Kwon?"
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Jan 24, 2018, 08:19pm

"Why not? I told you before that I think you're very pretty." He pointed out, chuckling once again. "Is that surprising?"
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Jan 24, 2018, 09:35pm

"So...you did check me out?" She laughed softly again, suddenly feeling very self conscious. She shifted a little, hands resting in her lap as her feet still traced patterns. "Forgive me, but I'm pretty sure I'm not your type. And you're not mine, so yeah...it's a little surprising."
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Jan 24, 2018, 09:42pm

"I did. I'm still thinking of styles that would flatter you. You said that you didn't believe that there was a dress out there for you...I'm tempted to take that as a challenge." His eyes flashed, determined for a moment to see just what would fit her perfectly.
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Jan 24, 2018, 10:10pm

"Wouldn't I have to agree to that challenge? You can't exactly force me into any clothes I don't want to wear. And I already told you, I don't go places for clothes like that." After a moment, she gave a soft laugh. "And...I thought Korean men didn't have an interest in Americans..."
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Jan 24, 2018, 10:32pm

"Well, the offer's there. I'd love to see if I can prove you wrong." He shrugged lightly, grin widening. "It's more a fascination than an interest. I've helped a lot of people...but not an American. Your skin tone, the color of your hair, the shade of your eyes...it's something new to work with. I'd be willing to foot the bill if it means winning a bet."
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Jan 24, 2018, 10:42pm

"So, what..? You'd make me all dressed up and then I'd stand there, look pretty and then have nowhere to go so I waste both our times and change again?" She laughed softly, shaking her head. "You must like to waste money, since you have so much of it." As he went on to talk about her appearance, she couldn't hide a soft flush on pale cheeks. "So..you're not interested in me. You're just fascinated by me."
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Jan 24, 2018, 10:55pm

"What's the point in dressing up if you don't go somewhere? There's always twenty parties going on in the city every night, and all of them would let me in if I showed up." He pointed out, laughing softly at the last. "Yeah, I guess that's it. I think I can prove you wrong. And it's not wasting money if it's going toward something like this."
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Jan 24, 2018, 11:10pm

"But somewhere formal? What you described before was a formal dress." Besides...she wasn't sure she wanted to be a trophy date again. As she heard the last, her brow furrowed and she looked up at him curiously. "So...it's not wasting money if it's going toward something I'll use maybe one time and never again? Forgive me, I don't want to dress up for being a trophy date again. Especially if you're not even interested in me" She laughed again, shaking her head. As the music drifted out to them, she glanced at the worn watch on her wrist. "I think I'll head on home. Thanks for taking care of my date for me."
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Jan 24, 2018, 11:41pm

"There are formal gatherings in those parties, but I like something a little more casual if I'm going to be out longer than an hour." He shrugged lightly. "Or you could decide that it would be a colossal waste to have something so beautiful only be worn once and decide that it might be fun to go out again." At the last, he scoffed softly. "It wouldn't be a situation like that, miss. I'd be there to continue a conversation I've actually been having fun with...as well as making sure I'm proven right. And it would get your name out to others in the higher tiers that might want their children or siblings to have a native tutor in English. If I trust you, after all, why wouldn't they?"
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Jan 24, 2018, 11:46pm

"I told you, I'm not a fancy person. I doubt I'd want to go out again." She laughed again. "And I'm not really interested in dates or romance or even a friendly game of arm-candy." He was insisting that he wanted to continue the conversation, that was it... That was comforting, at least. "I'll tell you what. If I happen to run into you again, I'll decide it's fate. It's a large city and you have no reason to come to the school. If it's fate, I'll let you dress me up however you want. Deal?"
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Jan 25, 2018, 12:27am

He thought the offer over, surprised that she had considered it enough to give it this much of a chance. Even if she didn't think there was a chance at all. "Deal." He said at last, holding his hand out to her to seal the bargain. And if he happened to cheat just a little...all the better for the both of them, right? "If we meet again, it's fate."
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Jan 25, 2018, 12:30am

As he held his hand out, she took it with a small smile. He was warmer than she'd expected, long slender fingers were...beautiful in an odd way. She could imagine several uses those fingers could have before she forced the thoughts away. While she didn't have an interest in dating, sex was always on the table for her. But not with him. He was an employer, she didn't sleep with employers. "It's fate. But for now, I think I'll head home." She had a long walk ahead of her, she wouldn't be getting in a car with her date again.
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Jan 25, 2018, 12:56am

"Do you have a ride?" He asked, raising an eyebrow as he knew that walking very far in a dress and heels like hers would be nothing short of hell. Especially with the cold wind. "I know you're not about to get into a car with that pig in there."
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Jan 25, 2018, 01:01am

At the question, she stopped again, turning to face him before rasing a brow. "No. I don't have a ride, but I'm sure I can make it home alone just fine." Looking at him again, she smiled. "You don't have to worry about me, Mr. Kwon. Your investment isn't going to go south."
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Jan 25, 2018, 01:10am

"I'm sure you can take care of yourself, but walking more than a mile in heels like those and you'll wish you never had feet. I'm sick of this party anyway, I can take you home if you want." He shook his head with a more sincere smile of his own.
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Jan 25, 2018, 01:15am

She tilted her head slightly at the offer, raising a brow. "I just told you if fate makes us meet again I'll let you turn me into a doll...and now you're offering to take me home. You do realize that just showing up at my house tomorrow doesn't count as fate, don't you? Why would I show you where I live?"
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