Feb 13, 2017, 11:41pm
The Mirror - Ballroom
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The main room where many meetings and city affairs are held.
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Jun 27, 2017, 11:53am

"Whatever makes you the most comfortable. I'm fine with meeting here if you'd like." He shrugged, taking another bite. At the question, he gave a hum of agreement, raising an eyebrow.
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Jun 27, 2017, 01:07pm

"Here is fine. " she nodded, taking another bite before forcing herself to find the courage to ask. If she asked the wrong thing he could easily end her..and no one would ever know... after a moment, she cleared her throat. "...have you...have you ever killed someone?"
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Jun 27, 2017, 01:21pm

Surprised by the sudden turn of conversation, he took a careful drink, wondering if he should lie to help her feel more comfortable with him. But she would have to know eventually, right? "I have." He said at last, letting out a slow breath.
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Jun 27, 2017, 01:56pm

She couldn't look up st him, she found, eyes remaining on her plate. After a moment, she nodded. "..what was it like...?" Just how many bodies was he the cause of..? Was he dangerous? Of course he was dangerous. But...was he dangerous to her..?
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Jun 27, 2017, 03:02pm

"What happened? Or how did it feel?" He asked, shaking his head. "Those are simple questions for something...really complicated. I've felt joy, vindication, regret, anger, anything you can think of in the moment I was taking someone's life. Sometimes it was for a good reason. Sometimes I wish I could have avoided it."
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Jun 27, 2017, 10:23pm

BIting her lip, she thought his words over for a long moment before nodding. "Both. Have you...have you killed a lot, then?" It made it seem like he had countless bodies by the way he talked. Was he really so dangerous...? She looked up at him in surprise at the last, meetig his gaze. "...joy?"
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Jun 27, 2017, 10:41pm

"Enough. More than I want to count." He cleared his throat, clearly worried that she would think he was a monster. "There are...a lot of horrible people in this city." He said at last. "Last year there was a man that would stalk women, kidnap them, have his way with them for a few days, and then kill them in the slowest ways he could imagine before dumping their bodies in the woods. The police were getting nowhere. It took us weeks to find him...and by that time, he had almost two dozen victims. When I got ahold of him, I didn't make it fast. And I was happier than I've ever felt to know that he was getting at least some of what he deserved."
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Jun 27, 2017, 11:00pm

Finding herself unable to tear her gaze away, she watched him closely, heart pounding at his words. After a long moment, she picked up her glass with trembling fingers. She was afraid, she'd be stupid not to be...but he only killed bad people, right...? Bt...was she bad in his eyes..? She was the enemy's friend. She was, for all intents and purposes, against him..right? As she finshed her drink, settlingt he glass on the table and hearing it rattle at the shift before she finally released it, sheforced her gaze to remain on the glass. "...can I ask you..something else?"
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Jun 27, 2017, 11:05pm

"Please don't be afraid of me." The words left his lips before he could stop them, frown showing some of his hesitance, some of his fear at her learning these facts about him. At the last, he nodded, trying not to notice the way her hands shook. "Anything."
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Jun 27, 2017, 11:35pm

"...Afraid or not, you're still my..my patient, my client." She shook her head, taking a shaky breath,still unable to look up at him. Finally, she managed to find her voice again. "Do you...do you think...you'll ever have to k-kill me?"
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Jun 28, 2017, 12:00am

"No. Never. You're a good person, Hana." He shook his head, speaking a little too quickly in his insistence to assure her that she wasn't in any danger. "Who I am with you and who I have to be at work will be two different things, I promise."
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Jun 28, 2017, 12:12am

"But...I'm friends with your enemy, right? And...and I help them. I mean, what if I helped them with a mission of some kind. What if I--" she cut off, surprised to find that the idea of being killed bothered her..but not nearly as much as the idea of being killed by him. "What if I help them with the wrong thing..?"
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Jun 28, 2017, 08:32am

"Then I'll talk to you." He shook his head, running his fingers through his hair again. "Like a normal person. Our main focus isn't taking out the other families, it's keeping the city safe at all costs. Protecting the innocent--and you're included. So unless you're going to call the police with what you know or start some vigilante effort against us, there's no problem. And even then I'd find you and try to talk it out."
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Jun 28, 2017, 09:54am

If she had been anyone else she knew he would have killed her ina heartbeat if it meant protecting his family and himself. So...why was she any different? After a long moment, she licked dry lips and tooka deep breath. "So...if I decided to go to the police..?"
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Jun 28, 2017, 01:31pm

"Then I would try to convince you not to. For your safety, mine, and the safety of your friends. I'm not a monster, Hana...I don't kill for no reason." He promised, taking another drink as he found his own hands were shaking just slightly. Would she scream? Kick him out? Demand that he never see her again?
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Jun 28, 2017, 02:00pm

She nodded, still watching her glass. She was sitting in front of a murderer. A man that freely admitted it as easily as what he had for breakfast...and he wanted her to not be afraid..? "What happens...if despite your..your talking I do it anyway..?"
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Jun 28, 2017, 09:58pm

"Then I'll figure something out to keep everyone safe. You're my friend, Hana, I'm not about to kill you. Or let anyone else hurt you, either. Please believe me." The fear, the worry was clear in his face as he watched her. "Look at me. You help people all the time, right? You know how to read them? Am I lying?"
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Jun 28, 2017, 11:46pm

"What about...what about Youngjae? Daehyun, Taehyung? Will you kill them?" He'd called her his friend. Did he realize the words had left his lips. Did he mean them? As she heard him tell her to look at him, her gaze finally met his and she felt her breath catch, still clearly very afraid. But she could see he wasn't lying. He wouldn't hurt her. But what about her friends? Her family?
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Jun 28, 2017, 11:55pm

"No, no, and no, if I can help it. If they attack me...I might have to defend myself. They're all experienced fighters themselves." He shook his head with a sigh, teeth running nervously over his lip. "I'll give them the same chances I would you."
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Jun 29, 2017, 12:11am

"You realize...they're as much my family as Hyuk and TAekwoon and Hakyeon are to you, don't you?" She bit her lip, watching him, wondering if maybe she was asking too many questions. If maybe...he'd have to kill her even if he didn't want to. Wasn't that how these things worked? She learned too much..so she had to die?
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