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The Rooftops
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A network of rooftops, fire escapes, and trellises that few brave souls use to travel across the neighborhood.
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May 31, 2018, 10:03pm

Jungkook was having a hell of a night, he thought, laying back on the rooftop of the hotel. He had come up to recuperate after a wild post-concert evening. He never had to look far to find someone to help relieve his overflow of energy after a performance, much to his pleasure. While the other members of his group went out to drink and go to bed, he had slipped away to a hotel with some groupie or another that had nearly worn him out. Nearly. Lighting a cigarette, he took a drag, satisfied grin on his lips as he watched the smoke swirl up and away on the cool breeze. He had left his shirt and shoes in her room, he noted absently, only grabbing a jacket on his way to the stairs. He would have to retrieve them before he left.
Edited by QuillAndSword on Jun 12, 2018, 08:44pm
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Jun 10, 2018, 11:03pm

Kim Hyejin had been working possibly the most tiring night she'd had since she took the job at the hotel. There was an entire gaggle of girls in the lobby, hundresds of fans of this idol group booked in and the group ittself, though most of the girls didn't know, were staying there. As an employee, she hadn't expected to be worked so hard, but she was already three hours over when she should have clocked out. Her feet were blistered, her blouse was a little ruffled, and she felt the strong desire to take off the skirt she wore. When she was told it would be another couple of hours before she'd be able to leave, she asked for a short break to gather herself. Making her way to the rooftop, where she always went, she satin the folding chair by the ledge and took her heels off, sighing softly before cursing under her breath at her rotten luck and her hatred of idols.
Edited by Kace81 on Jun 13, 2018, 11:08pm
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Jun 13, 2018, 11:34pm

Jumping a little at the invasion, he listened to the familiar clacking sound of heels on the concrete, hearing this stranger pass seemingly without seeing him. As she took a seat on the chair several feet away, he kept his eyes on the blank blackness of the sky above, wondering how long it had been since he had been far enough from the lights of a city to see the stars. Or when he had taken the time to look if he had. "Long night?" He asked, his breath letting more smoke out into the air.
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Jun 13, 2018, 11:37pm

She jumped, giving a startled sound at the voice, dropping the water bottle she'd been in the process of drinking into her lap and feeling the cool liquid splash all over her white blouse, revealing the outline of her bra under the thin fabric. With another soft curse, she tightened her jacket around herself. "That's an understatement." she shifted, picking up the little bit of water that was left and putting it to her lips to finish the bottle off. "Guests aren't allowed up here, you know."
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Jun 13, 2018, 11:42pm

"Door wasn't locked." He shrugged lightly, sitting up just in time to see the outline of her bra before she adjusted her jacket. That was an unexpected show, he thought with a smile. "Don't worry, I'm not hurting anything. I just wanted someplace quiet to smoke."
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Jun 14, 2018, 12:01am

"There are designated smoking areas down stairs or on the balcony if your room has one, Mr--" she cut off as the boy sat up, dark hair falling in his eyes. she tensed. He was one of them. One of the idols...one of the boys she was told to give anything he wanted...and her boss, she knew, meant anything. Gritting her teeth, she looked up at him, giving a small bow. "...Forgive me for bothering you, sir. Stay as long as you want." She stood, hating the idea of getting back to work with such a short break..but she really couldn't stand idols...
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Jun 14, 2018, 12:04am

"Woah, I didn't do anything to you." He frowned, bristling at her change in attitude. "You're fine where you are, I'm not going to bug you on your break if you don't want. I'm just getting some fresh air."
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Jun 14, 2018, 12:15am

"You didn't do anything to me, you're right." She shook her head, still standing as she looked over the rim of the roof and to the ground below. "But I don't like breathing smokey air and I really should be getting back to work." She, after all, couldn't be rude...or she'd lose her job. Dammit..Not that he had done anything for her to be rude about...aside from thinking that since the door was unlocked and he was famous, he could do whatever he watned regardless o the rules. Shaking her head, she brushed off her skirt, her jacket falling open to reveal the white fabric clinging tightly to her skin.
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Jun 14, 2018, 12:17am

"You're not downwind. And you just got here." He shook his head, stubbing out his cigarette as he rose to his feet. "You're just looking for any excuse to get away from me, is that it?" He had to force his eyes back to hers as she finished brushing off her skirt, unable to keep from appreciating the view as it lasted. She was certainly pretty...
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Jun 14, 2018, 12:32am

With a very clearly forced smile, she shook her head. "Of course not, sir." With a small bow, head ducked so she couldn't see where his eyes wandered, she cleared her throat. "If you'd like me to stay, I will. I only didn't want to bother you while you relax. I know you had a long night, I heard the concert went well." She had no clue what group he was a part of...but she'd seen his face on t.v, on billboards....he was fairly well known, not just in Korea. When she straightened again, the smile seemed more genuine, though she knew it wasn't. "Or is there something you need? Something I can bring you? I'd hate for you to think I was being rude or that I wasn't wanting to be around an honored guest. I simply didn't want to bother you on your time off."
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Jun 14, 2018, 12:41am

"Don't bullshit me, that's worse than the groupies downstairs." He shook his head with a frown, ruffling his hair as the breeze picked up around them. "I'm a person, same as you, aren't I? I know it bugs the others, but it drives me up the wall."
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Jun 14, 2018, 12:46am

Tensing at the language he used, language most people didn't use in a place of work, she frowned. As he ruffled his hair, she nodded slightly. "Fine. Then how about you call the front desk if you need something. Someone will bring it right to you. My boss has made it quite clear that we're to give you and your friends whatever is requested, down to the last possible thing, something i'm sure you're quite used to by now." She gave another small bow. "Then, I'll be going, sir."
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Jun 14, 2018, 12:48am

"What, you think we ask for treatment like that or something?" He snapped without thinking, knowing that his temper was more toward the situation than the woman before him. But the assumption that he was nothing more than a spoiled brat was one of his worst annoyances. "It's your boss that decided that kissing our asses was the best way to go. None of us like it...especially you, apparently."
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Jun 14, 2018, 12:58am

She tensed at the way he snapped at her, at the sound of his voice, turning to face him more fully. Her eyes narrowed, her lips pulled into a frown. If she was caught fighting with a guest again. "I never said you asked for it, but when you decided to become an idol, when you pursued this career, you decided that's what you wanted, whether you realized it or not. It's what comes with the fame.andt he people like me are the ones that get the bad end of it. We're the ones that have to work our asses off for spoiled little....well, let's just call it what it is, man-whores like you. We're the ones that get stuck doing everything for you...and we're the ones that get called to your rooms when you make it known that you want us." She shook her head, knowing several of her friends had been put into situations just like that simply because an idol made it known that he wanted a night with them...she'd seen it happen too much. What they ran, where she worked, was just a glorified brothel for the highest bidder. She shook her head again. "So forgive me if I don't want to spend any more time than is absolutely necessary with someone like you." Giving another small bow, she spoke, voice dripping with sarcasm. "Enjoy your stay, Mr. Idol." They were leaving in the morning as long as they didn't schedule a new concert like last time...she'd likely never see them again. She could risk saying these things...couldn't she? Moving to the door, she stepped into the staircase. It was late...most of their guests were already asleep...no one would have heard anyway and, if she was lucky, she would catch no one on the stairs. As long as this man didn't follow her.
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Jun 14, 2018, 09:01am

"What the fuck did I ever do to you?" He asked, following after as she left. He couldn't remember the last time he had been this angry, annoyed beyond belief that she could be so confident in something so untrue. "You think you can just assume shit like that about me? Sure, I'll spend the night with someone, but coercing someone into sleeping with me is lower than I'd ever go. I haven't asked a damn thing of any of your people, and you think you have the right to sit here and tell me what's wrong with everything I'm doing? I'm sorry you have a shit job, lady, but that's got nothing to do with me."
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Jun 14, 2018, 03:25pm

As she heard the voice behind her, she froze, turning to face the man again. Had he seriously followed her? With a soft scoff, she rolled her eyes, shaking her head. "I didn't assume anything. I have seen every woman you've brought to your rooms, ahjussi. I've seen you use them, throw them out, and I've seen them crying over you in the lobby. Sometimes multiple women in one day. Like I said, you may not have asked for it, but you should have known things like this would happen when you decided to become someone with...with power. I said it's people like you that cause these problems...and I stand by that. Complain about me if you want, I've lost interest in this conversation." She gave another small bow, making her way down the stairs.
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Jun 14, 2018, 03:57pm

"If they're crying over me, they didn't let me know. They know that I'm not looking for anything permanent when they ask me for my time." He defended, frowning at the accusation. "So you think I should just sit back and let people talk shit on whatever I do because it's my duty as an idol, is that it?" He wasn't about to let this conversation go, unsure why she was so angry with him in the first place.
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Jun 14, 2018, 04:14pm

"I think you should realize the consequences of your actions, even if you're not the one paying them. I think you should realize that everything you do has a reaction." She shook her head, frowning as she continued down the stairs. He was following her now? Shit...why? "I think people like you should realize you have more power, more...influence than you realize and you use that to your advantage. I think k-pop music..and the entire industry that was born from it...is the worst possible thing this society has created. And, forgive me for saying, ahjussi, but I have absolutely no tolerance and no respect for anyone that works for that industry." She'd seen it ruin too many lives.
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Jun 14, 2018, 04:34pm

"What for? Do you know every last person's sins that ever stood onstage? What gives you the right to judge anyone based on what sounds like a personal bias?" He shot back, glaring daggers at the back of her head. She was making less and less sense. "What, did you get burned by an idol? A friend, a family member? Is it really fair to keep insulting everyone for something one person did?"
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Jun 14, 2018, 04:51pm

"I didn't insult you until you refused to let me get back to work. I'm done talking, sir." With a scoff, she made her way down the stairs and back into the main part of the hotel. She was angry, she was shaking...what had gotten into her? She usually managed to keep her cool around idols. Maybe it was the innocent looking eyes that did it...maybe it was the resemblance. While the boy hadn't really looked like him..his attitude was too close to the same...

(He could totally make a complaint about here, so she's forced to go to his actual rooms to apologize if she wants to keep her job... XD)
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