Aug 03, 2017, 01:05pm
The Rooftops
NoWealthNoRuin HK's Territory
A network of rooftops, fire escapes, and trellises that few brave souls use to travel across the neighborhood.
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Aug 03, 2017, 01:10pm

Baekhyun couldn't hide a laugh as he sat on the fire escape of a pawn shop, legs swinging over the street below. His latest job was more than enough to live on for a month while still having enough to save back. A bag of product stolen from one jeweler and delivered to their competitor had given him a serious payday, plus a few pieces that he had pocketed to sell for himself. As he watched the city's lights and people mill by below, he grinned as the breeze picked up. He was starting to build a reputation while still remaining untraceable. At this rate he would be the greatest thief in Seoul and no one would have any clue who he was. Maybe he should think of a pseudonym, he thought, to earn more recognition as his jobs got more and more important. As he pondered, he pulled the hat from his head, ruffling dark hair with a sigh.
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Aug 04, 2017, 01:02am

Yeonhui didn't notice the man on the rooftop above her. Instead, she found herself walking home from work, bag over her shoulder, paying no attention to the man that followed close behind. That was...until she entered the alley, felt him push her up against the wall, face first, and held a knife to her throat. He talked about taking her bag, among other things, pressing his body hard against hers, warning her that if she screamed, he'd cut out her tongue, too. What a great way to start her weekend, she couldn't keep from thinking.
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Aug 04, 2017, 08:46am

Attention pulled from several bad ideas of a nickname, he heard the struggle below him and frowned. That wouldn't do at all. It was no effort at all to climb down the fire escape, dropping the last two levels to stand just behind the man as he pulled his hat back on and tugged the bandana he wore over his nose to hide his face. "Creeps like you make me sick." He started with a huff, grabbing the man by the collar and dragging him back with strength that his wiry frame usually hid. "What, you're so pathetic that you can't meet a girl and treat her with respect?"
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Aug 04, 2017, 11:25am

The man gave a yelp, turning his attention to the intruder. With several curses, he swung at him.

The girl had hit her head hard against the brick wall, but she barely noticed the bleeding, nor the concussion, too focused on her rescuer. What the hell was this? A drama? Was someone reality trying to hurt her? And did that same person get attacked by a masked stranger? She watched the smaller frame drag back her attacker with dazed eyes, seeing stars border her vision.
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Aug 04, 2017, 01:30pm

Dodging the blow with ease, he intended to let the man make an ass out of himself, wearing himself out with swings and steps that would never connect. Grinning behind the mask, he let out insults as every swing missed, watching the man's frustration grow with childish glee. As soon as he saw the attacker reaching his limit, he grabbed the man's arm, flipping him over his hip to land on the asphalt.
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Aug 04, 2017, 03:11pm

The man hit the ground before scrambling to his feet and talking off down the alley. It was at that time, Yeonhui noticed the blood, finally looking away from her rescuer. Lifting her hand to the side of her head, she gave a soft groan when they came away red. That wasn't good...
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Aug 04, 2017, 10:03pm

Chuckling at the sight of the man making a break for it, he turned back to the girl in time to see her find the blood left by the brick. With a soft curse, he pulled a spare bandana from his pocket and knelt before her, pressing it gingerly to the wound. "You...need to go to the hospital." He said at last, unsure of what to do. He couldn't be seen by anyone, not dressed as he was, but he couldn't leave her like this.
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Aug 05, 2017, 12:41am

She looked up at the stranger, pushing his hand away before she could stop herself, sahking her head and immediately feelign the nausea, the dizziness rush through her head. "I'm fine. I don't need the hospital." Biting her lip, she took a shaky breath. "Thank you..for helping me, but I don't need anything else from you." Who the hell was he? The fact that he wore a bandana as a mask was suspicious enough..
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Aug 05, 2017, 12:48am

"You're bleeding. You might have a concussion. Let me help." He realized just how strange he must seem, letting out a curse before he pulled the bandana down, pushing the hat back from his eyes to let her see his face. "Look, see? I'm not a monster or anything. Let me help."
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Aug 05, 2017, 01:24am

As her eyes fell on the man in front of her, her breath caught. She couldn't remember ever seeing someone better looking... She blinked dazedly for a moment before speaking, voice hardly above a whisper. "...I think...I hit my head a little harder than I thought. I'm..hearing music." She leaned her head back against the wall, sliding down to sit against it, eyes falling closed. Her head felt like it was splitting open.
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Aug 05, 2017, 08:27am

"That's not a good sign. You need a doctor." He offered a quick apology before he gently lifted her into his arms, trying to jostle her as little as possible as he started down the alleyway to take a shortcut toward the hospital.
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Aug 06, 2017, 03:56pm

She shook her head, feeling her head spin again and she took a shaky breath. "I..." as he lifted her, her head leaned onto his shoulder, blood staining his back clothes. "I don't need a hospital." Her words were weaker with every step.
Edited by Kace81 on Aug 06, 2017, 03:56pm
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Aug 06, 2017, 04:18pm

"You need some kind of attention. If you don't want to be seen by a doctor, I have to do something." He shook his head, frowning as his path never altered.
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Aug 06, 2017, 04:49pm

She took a shaky breath before noddding again. "Just...the hospital is fine. I can...I can walk." She shook her head again, feeling her head split. Or...at least it felt like it was splitting.
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Aug 06, 2017, 06:27pm

"You're not walking anywhere. Not until we know if you have a concussion." He insisted with a soft huff, shifting to stuff the hat that he held into the pouch at his side.
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Aug 06, 2017, 11:38pm

She nodded, giving a hiss at the pain that shot not only through her head but thorugh her neck and spine as well. With a soft curse, she leaned her head against him again and took a shaky breath. "Okay...hospital, then." A normal man in this city would try to pick up where the other man left off..but this man was helping her... Why? What did he get out of it?
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Aug 06, 2017, 11:55pm

"Try not to move." He turned down another alleyway, knowing this would cut the trip by nearly twenty minutes if they used every shortcut he knew. This was his domain, after all, every rooftop, backstreet, and alley having been his playground since he was barely old enough to survive on his own. "We should be there soon. What's your name?"
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Aug 07, 2017, 12:02am

She tried to think, realizing that the pain in her head wouldnt allow her to remember much of anything. She shook her head again, hissing once more and layin gher head against his shoulder again. "...I..I don't know. I can't think..."
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Aug 07, 2017, 12:15am

"Stay with me, all right? We'll get you help soon. What can you think about? Tell me something, anything. You have to stay awake." He hadn't dealt with anyone with a head injury before, especially someone he had to stick around, hoping that he wasn't doing anything to make this worse.
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Aug 07, 2017, 12:20am

After a moment, the words came back to her and she moved her fingers to the ocllar of his shirt, gripping tightly. "Chaerin. My name..my name is Chae Rin."
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