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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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Jun 24, 2018, 10:05pm

"New? We've been around for a few years." He raised an eyebrow, chuckling softly. "We're doing better than we ever have. They're singing one of our songs in the bar over there...but I kind of wish he'd do one of our new ones. That one seems like it's out of his range." And the singer was lacking in...well, talent. But he didn't want to be rude toward someone she might be friends with.
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Jun 24, 2018, 10:25pm

She turned her gaze toward the guitarist with a grimace. "I wish they'd hire someone else to perform here. He's really annoying and he's not good at all." With a soft laugh, she shook her head as she looked up at him again. "So you're part of that...B...something group, then?"After a moment, she smirked. "And you think you'd do better?"
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Jun 24, 2018, 10:40pm

"BTS." He offered, wondering if she was as clueless as she wanted him to think. At the last, he laughed softly. "I helped write the song. I'd be in trouble if I couldn't." After a moment, he added, "Oh, good. I was trying not to insult him in case you were friends, but he really sucks."
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Jun 24, 2018, 10:49pm

"I'd like to see you try it. It's gotta be hard to do something alone without all your friends on stage with you, right?" She grinned, finishing her second drink. "So, what? Do you dance? Rap? Sing?"
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Jun 24, 2018, 11:11pm

"All of the above. I don't rap much, but I'm one of the main singers." At the last, he tilted his head, watching her with an incredulous look. "You think I haven't done any solo work? I could take that guitar and sing circles around him."
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Jun 24, 2018, 11:17pm

Smirking at his words, shaking her head, clearly not believing him, she hummed. "Cocky, aren't you? FOrgive me, but I just don't see you as the solo type." As she tapped on the bar for a third drink, she turned to chunk a peanut at the guitarist's head, calling for him to leave as he shold have clocked out five minutes before and given up the mic for open mic night. With a grumble and an agreement, the man stepped off the stage and there was a collective soft cheer around the bar. "You'd think they'd hire someone decent with the money this hotel makes..."
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Jun 24, 2018, 11:46pm

Humming softly, he downed the last of his drink and stood, shooting her a grin. "I thought you'd be in charge of something like that." Telling her that he would be right back, he hopped up onstage and picked up the guitar that the musician had left, fixing the tuning before he spoke, dedicating the song to his new friend who didn't think that he could sing. A soft melody spilled into the room from his fingertips, losing himself to the tune as he started to sing a soft melody. It was a cover, a pop song he was fond of that fit very well in his range.
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Jun 24, 2018, 11:56pm

She was about to speak, to warn him that his fans were all over the hotel before realizing she couldn't stop him. He was already on the stage. She rolled her eyes, turning back toward the bartender before she heard the soft tune of the guitar, then the voice of the man she'd previously been drinking with. Her breath caught...she'd never heard a voice like that before. After a moment, she slowly turned to face him, eyes finding his as he played, surprise clear in her gaze.
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Jun 25, 2018, 12:18am

He let his eyes close, lost to the song as he was glad that most of the guests were in their own rooms, far enough away that only a few barflies and Hyejin were his audience. He was more into the song than he expected, voice just a little raspy from overuse as the sad lyrics wound on. As the song finished, he opened his eyes once again, meeting the girl's with a bright smile.
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Jun 25, 2018, 12:28am

The smile, she realized, contrasted a little too much with the sad song he'd ust sang. Still...she couldn't look away. He was good. He was really good. Of course, it made sense that he would be... he had training nearly every day. As the people around her clapped, shesimply stared, hearing the bartender behind her, the woman that had just taken over duty, comment about how he was sexy, someone she'd admired for a long time. Before she could stop herself, she hissed that maybe she should say it to the boy himself. H'd be looking for a heater for the night.
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Jun 25, 2018, 08:57am

Hopping off of the stage, he returned to his seat, hearing the bartender compliment him and giving her an absentminded thanks as his eyes never strayed from Hyejin. "So, what did you think? Better than the last guy, right?" He asked with a soft laugh.
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Jun 25, 2018, 08:05pm

As he pulled up next to her, she shrugged, taking a drink bfore glancing at him. "Better than the last, but I've heard better." That...was a lie. After a moment, she gestured to the pretty little thing behind the counter. "She's got a crush if you're interested. Her shift ends in about two hours."
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Jun 25, 2018, 08:21pm

"She's cute, but she'll have to find another date." He shook his head, taking the glass that was so recently refilled and taking another drink.
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Jun 25, 2018, 08:28pm

"Why's that? A year ago you wouldn't have passed her up for anything. Hell...a year ago, you wouldn't have passed up anyone that looked like that for anything. And yo ujust said you haven't been getting laid so much. Isn't it time?" She laughed softly, raising a brow as she took another small drink.
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Jun 25, 2018, 08:55pm

"I guess I've figured out better coping mechanisms." He shrugged, shooting her a small smile as he brushed his hair back from his face. "I still enjoy a good time every once in a while, but I don't need someone in my bed every night to make sure I can get to sleep."
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Jun 25, 2018, 09:28pm

"Are you sure it's not just that you found someone you're more interested in instead?" She smirked, taking the last of her drink. She needed to stop now. "I'm going outside to clear my head. Some fresh air will do me some good." She smiled, standing and straightening her skirt. "
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Jun 25, 2018, 09:33pm

"Someone I'm more interested in? Who would that be?" He asked, confusion crossing his face. Sure, he was noticing that she was much prettier when she was more confident in herself, but was that anything like open flirting? It was hard for him to tell anymore. At the last, he slid off of his stool. "That's not a bad idea."
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Jun 25, 2018, 09:55pm

Shrugging, she frowned. 'I just assumed there's gotta be someone you want to bone right now. Someone that's caught your attention." She pulled her jacket on, turning toward the door before she saw him move and she looked at him, raising a brow. "I don't recall inviting you along."
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Jun 25, 2018, 10:01pm

"I don't recall your property needing an invitation for someone to go for a walk." He replied, raising an eyebrow to mirror her with a smirk. "Did you change that much in a year?"
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Jun 25, 2018, 10:13pm

Hearing his response, she couldn't hold back a small smile at his words. Noddng slightly, she moved back toward the door. "Well come on, then. I assume you're going to walk with me, am I right?"
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