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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Jun 25, 2017, 12:02am

She looked up at him, shocked by his words, by his seeming desire to cheer her up, to convince herself that she's not a monster. Why did he care so much? Why did he care at all? She dropped her gaze again, shaking her head, hair falling to hide her face, still damp from her shower. "What are you talking about? You can't honestly believe that. Even if...if I wasn't a monster, I'm still a cop. You have to look down on me for that." He had to look down on her for all of it. She was a disgrace.
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Jun 25, 2017, 12:06am

"No, I don't have to do that." He shook his head with a frown. "And I don't. You're not a monster, and just because you're working for a side that isn't mine doesn't make you anything less, either. We believe different things when it comes to the city and how it should be run. People will. But there are a lot of things about you that I like."
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Jun 25, 2017, 12:36am

She looked upat him, eyes widening slightly. There were things he liked? Had he really just admitted that? He'd tried to be so cold, so cruel...but lately he'd started talking more and more to her. He'd seemed more like a friend than a captor lately...and now he was trying to cheer her up, trying to...what? Help her? She bit he rlip for a mometn before taking a deep breath. "Then tell me...thing syou like."
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Jun 25, 2017, 12:32pm

"Your determination, your sense of humor, even if you're mostly pointing it against me," He pointed out with a small smirk. "You're very strong, very smart, and very pretty. And that's just the tip of the iceburg."
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Jun 25, 2017, 01:33pm

She looked up at him, cheeks flushing lightly. How could he say such kind things? How could he tell her she was pretty knowing what she was... After a moment, she locked dry lips. "Aren't I supposed to be the enemy?"
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Jun 25, 2017, 01:40pm

"Sometimes I'm not sure. There's not as much black and white in the city as you might think...a lot of times even enemies can stop fighting and have a drink." As he spoke, he set to work once again, cutting a measure of beef into slices with skilled hands.
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Jun 25, 2017, 02:12pm

She bit her lip at his words, watching him work before leaning on the counter, accidentally moving the shirt a little higher on her thighs. "You...Are you saying you want to have a drink with me?"
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Jun 25, 2017, 02:19pm

"If you want, I won't be opposed." He shot her a smile, continuing his work. "It might do the both of us some good."
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Jun 25, 2017, 03:02pm

Seeing his smile, she bit her lip, watching him work for a moment. Finally, she cleared her throat. "...are you going to let me go sometime soon? I've been here a while..." She was starting to feel suffocated...trapped.."
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Jun 25, 2017, 03:02pm

Seeing his smile, she bit her lip, watching him work for a moment. Finally, she cleared her throat. "...are you going to let me go sometime soon? I've been here a while..." She was starting to feel suffocated...trapped.."
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Jun 25, 2017, 04:16pm

"I've been trying to figure out the best way to go about it." He admitted, knowing that one chief reason was simply that he knew she would vanish from his life forever if he did. How pathetic was he, he thought, that he kept a woman hostage not just for her usefulness or for the risk of retaliation...but also to alleviste his loneliness?
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Jun 25, 2017, 10:17pm

Sh looked up at him in surprise, watching the way he cooked the food before watching his face. "..you've been trying to figure out the best way? You've..honestly been considering letting me go?"
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Jun 25, 2017, 10:48pm

"I have. Is that such a surprise?" He asked, glancing up to her once again as he brushed his hair out of his face with the back of his hand. It stubbornly fell back into place. "I didn't intend on keeping you here forever. And we both know I'm not about to kill you."
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Jun 25, 2017, 10:52pm

"How can you ask me if that's a surprise. I'm a cop. You're a gangster...and you've kidnapped me and kept me here against my will for months. Of course it's a shock." She shook her head. She had honestly expected him to decide to kill her after all...and here he was talking about her freedom. After a moment, she felt her brow furrow. But why now? "...have you noticed it...?" She thought she'd been hiding it so well... Did he honestly feel concerned for her? Was that why he wanted to let her go now?
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Jun 25, 2017, 11:32pm

"That you're getting restless, depressed? Being here is killing you, I've known it since day one. And I've tried everything to try to help you, short of letting you go." He didn't look up this time, a concerned frown taking over his usually calm expression. "And I know the instant I do you're going to vanish. Or bring your team here to take me down in my own home, far away from my men and any help I can call."
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Jun 25, 2017, 11:56pm

"That I"m sick." She corrected, wondering if he'd noticed the other signs, the signs hse'd been concealing for weeks. She was starting to cough up blood again..she was feeling weaker by the day...she was caged and an animal wasn't meant to be caged. At the last, she bit her lip, thinking her words over carefully. He'd been so kind to her, aside from letting her go..and she'd known it was all due to duty..not choice... After a moment, she let her tongue flicker out to wet dry lips before she took a shaky breath. "You saved my life, Kim Himchan.." She looked down. "I will try to extend the same courtesy...my team won't know this place exists as long as I can help it. They won't know where you live..you'll be safef in your home."
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Jun 26, 2017, 12:00am

"Thank you, Soondeok." he gave a small smile at that, the expression weakened by the fact that letting her leave would save her life...and he would never see or hear from her again. "Give it until the end of the week. Long enough for me to make sure that all of my men know to leave you alone when you go home. I can even have you meet with a friend of mine that can teach you how to deal with things about your lycanthropy." It was only Saturday, giving him a week to get everything in order.
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Jun 26, 2017, 12:34am

"The end of the week..." She thougth his words over for a moment before noddig slowly. "I'll hold you to that, Himchan-si." She looked up at him, offering a small, weak smile. "We can even..do something as a goodbye if you'd like. Dinner or...or a movie..something together." Why was it she suddenly felt...alone, amost afraid. She needed freedom...but she didn't want so much freedom that she was kicked out for good. She'd gotten so used to having him near... to having him there to talk to. She'd never had a roommate..and she'd been on her own for so long. "You'll have your men leave me alone? Even if I'm still after you?" AT the last, she tensed, shaking her head. "I...I don't think there's anyone I'd be comfortable talking about this to...but you."
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Jun 26, 2017, 08:18am

"Really?" He raised an eyebrow at the offer to spend an evening together, even as a goodbye. Brightening at the thought, he nodded, offering a small, true smile. "...I'd like that. That sounds like a great idea." He found that he would miss her, even with how little they really got along. He liked having her around, to hear her opinions without seeing fear or hesitance in her eyes as he so often did the acquaintances he made outside of his brothers. "No one will come after you. I'll make sure of it. If you're after me, you'll only deal with me. You have my word. And...if you want, I can learn everything I can from Jongup and tell you myself, if you're more comfortable with that."
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Jun 26, 2017, 10:23am

"If...if you're not busy, and yours like, we could even take just...thr whole day. I mean...if we're not going to see each other anymore I could...tolerate you for that long, I think." Why did she feel...sad? She wanted to leave, didn't she? She wanted to be free.. That statement hit her and she realized it was true. She wanted to be free. Free to leave...but also free to stay. She didn't want to disappear from his life forever. She didn't want him to hate her again, to leave... she wanted to call him friend. She even found she would miss sleeping so near to him, even in his arms on the nights the nightmares got bad enough...though she hadn't been in his arms since her wound healed. At the last, she dropped her gaze, shaking her head slowly. "Honestly...I don't want to talk about it. I can...I can handle it myself." She'd survived thus long without knowing...she could survive pretending it wasn't real, too...
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