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Immortals: Everything They Sacrificed
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It was raining for the third day in a week and judging from the dark clouds hovering over the city, it wasn't going to stop anytime soon.copyright protection97PENANAUTkZWXLxQ1

"This feels like I'm back in Britain."copyright protection97PENANAmpu1kV631N

The stores all around the neighborhood were closing up for the day. It was still winter even if the day grew longer and the weather softened up. It was still cold but not like before. Spring was coming and everyone could feel it, smell it in the air even.copyright protection97PENANAmNtpGJZfXB

The woman sighed, rearranging her ugly orange beanie over her messy dark hair. She needed to shower as soon as possible and change her clothes. When she left that morning it was colder and her sweater kept her warm but right after lunch, a wave of hot wind passed over Seoul and she became too warm. Besides, she really hated tight clothing.copyright protection97PENANApSvJSrHEYy

The woman sighed once again when she heard the ringing of her doorbell. She was expecting a customer but the woman that entered the mini market looked too fit and glamorous to be there for ramyeon.copyright protection97PENANAFlX9mi5sl7

"Close the store and let's go have fun." The glamorous woman started coldly, moving with heavy long steps towards the counter.copyright protection97PENANAgIUJ7At6Qq

"It's raining." The less glamorous woman mumbled, not feeling like going out.copyright protection97PENANAIgjd0bEIPD

"It's been raining for three days already. The weather doesn't affect you anyway so let's go."copyright protection97PENANAguYdElvKOR

When her request didn't seem to be listened to, the glamorous woman narrowed her eyes and grabbed the less glamorous woman by her ugly sweater. The force was quite impressive as she literally pulled the woman over the counter.copyright protection97PENANAR4zMOGnhNe

"Everyone is closing up so why aren't you?"copyright protection97PENANAIvu1Jvdod2

The victim was in a very uncomfortable position but looking into her eyes, she didn't seem fazed. Or maybe it was the huge round glasses that were hiding her true feelings.copyright protection97PENANA1ux0HcmdWa

"Are you waiting for him again?" The violent woman hissed, her eyes narrowing so much that she looked like a pissed off cat.copyright protection97PENANA5OeEA2lXk8

But the victim didn't even blink. Instead, she turned her head towards the wide window with longing.copyright protection97PENANAc3EH5nciLq

The violent woman groaned and let her victim go, feeling like she wanted to puke.copyright protection97PENANAlNUSNC59P1

"Seriously, Erin. We have been through this before, haven't we?"copyright protection97PENANAkUQyzqBUoW

The victim, now Erin, shrugged and sat back down on her seat behind the counter.copyright protection97PENANA3AZHi45unQ

"Then you should already know what I have to say." She mumbled, pushing up her glasses. They were sliding off her nose a lot these past few weeks.copyright protection97PENANAVIEPBrrGBh

"Fine. But after he passes, we're going to the club."copyright protection97PENANAIVcyuLZ6Go

"A bar at best." Erin combated and surprisingly enough, the glamorous woman agreed.101Please respect copyright.PENANAv0UVQZpP5x
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Time passed differently for the two women. While the glamorous one was trying her best to entertain herself with some jelly, Erin was sitting calmly with no expression on her face. One or two customers entered to buy necessities but left quickly. It was already past 10 o'clock when Erin tensed.copyright protection97PENANAmHd0xPsYw3

"He's here?"copyright protection97PENANAgeZsNueNBU

Erin nodded, turning her whole attention on the window. It was really good that the alley down towards the main street was just next to her store and she could see every person walking by.copyright protection97PENANAcEDbH4tOzf

"I can hear his steps." Erin mumbled, watching with anticipation.copyright protection97PENANAjWXxWumptS

The man that was walking to his home was tall, good looking with a strong jaw and big black eyes. Just like the day before, he wore a black sweater with black pants and a black coat over.copyright protection97PENANAsJ7sbVXqJy

Erin was growing anxious and her friend could hear her heart beating twice faster than normal. One man dressed in all black passing by the store was making quite the impact.copyright protection97PENANAkVdX6U2AIC

"If I can hear your heart, he can too. I think even Liu Wei can hear it and he's on the other side of the city."copyright protection97PENANAP2yNAvhWUK

But Erin couldn't care less. Even if that was true, there were numerous cases for her heart to beat so fast.copyright protection97PENANAPntXQFSN5C

Once the man passed Erin's heartbeats slowed down. She was back to normal and she was ready to close the store for the day.copyright protection97PENANAmqxzoEtqec

"Finally," The glamorous woman mumbled rolling her eyes. "You do realize we cannot go there with you looking like an old granny."copyright protection97PENANA24eBRO68L0

Erin chuckled and nodded.copyright protection97PENANATBonye3r19

"Then you go first and I'll come later, Colette."copyright protection97PENANA3nzBWXfpou

Colette's eyes widened and quickly intertwined her arm through Erin's, not letting go.copyright protection97PENANACqyQ1pF8yr

"Let's go straight there, granny. I'm going to show you how to have fun instead of stalking a man."copyright protection97PENANA9r2xPBLS3M

Erin's eyes glistened in the dark as she let her friend drag her to Itaewon.copyright protection97PENANA16aAH7yXwW


The apartment was dark and the less to no furniture living room was even sourer looking. But then again, the owner of the apartment was a mystery and just as his neighbors have learned, the third floor was not to be approached.copyright protection97PENANAr8nZZppFxY

Probably that was the main reason they didn't even change the light bulb when it broke. Luckily, the owner could easily see in the darkness and don't fall on the stairs.copyright protection97PENANA7GqaefLZ7O

Once home, he turned on the lights and went straight into the kitchen. On his way back home he heard the fast heartbeats of someone and could literally hear the blood rushing through her body. It was both sickening and mesmerizing.copyright protection97PENANAM8VWJD3hAA

Fortunately, he had supplies and didn't have to go out. He really hated going out except for work and the casual meetings he had to be there for. His occupation wasn't exactly well seen by the society but someone had to do it too.copyright protection97PENANAd2JB2J0spx

"Ugh," He groaned when he smelled his coat. It stunk with chloroform and he swore there was something else mixed in.copyright protection97PENANAqweQGs5ssd

Showering was the best way to relax his muscles. He has been working all day in a very confined place and even down there, it was difficult to breath.copyright protection97PENANAhelcb4Qelr

Once he finished his shower, he went straight into his room with nothing but a towel wrapped tightly around his waist. He had nothing to be embarrassed about. He has been living by himself for a long time now.copyright protection97PENANAPzuzawiaYH

The phone rang right when he let himself fall on his back on the bed. He groaned when he remembered he left it on the table in the kitchen. Groggily, he walked there and answered in a low husky voice.copyright protection97PENANAIpeXgUqlnS

"Yes?"copyright protection97PENANAyE7URiZHxl

Something happened because he frowned. It wasn't something big but it seemed like he had to do it himself to be done right.copyright protection97PENANA9mUDW59eg8

"Fine. I'll be there shortly."copyright protection97PENANAWZxaWN5n9s


When Colette pushed Erin through the doors to the luxurious bar, she didn't really think it through. Erin almost fell on her face but luckily the bartender came to her aid.copyright protection97PENANAgI6nDYFCFc

"Are you alright, Miss?"copyright protection97PENANAXOzSrvXBKd

When she raised her head and he got a good view of her, it became awkward. She was dressed poorly; her eyes were covered by big round glasses and let's not forget the ugly orange beanie that had her hair tucked inside.copyright protection97PENANAKHdhS95Xxf

Thankfully, Colette entered and quickly pulled her friend on her feet. The bartender swallowed nervously at the force of the tall woman.copyright protection97PENANAqNYwaBuQda

"No need to act so scared. I'm a regular here." Colette announced.copyright protection97PENANA3aZC3r803T

But that wasn't his worry. His eyes moved on the ugly dressed woman, checking out her whole outfit before grimacing.copyright protection97PENANAeNBr5tBar8

"It's alright, Kyoya. That ugly thing right there is Erin." Liu Wei started as he strutted towards them in his very expensive suit.copyright protection97PENANAqRWoo7ZTXd

Kyoya's eyes widened before he nodded and left. Liu Wei took his place instead and sneered at the ugly outfit.copyright protection97PENANA30o3DruMrx

"You come in here dressed like a granny. Do you want me to go out of business?" He scoffed before he took at least the glasses off. "Come on."copyright protection97PENANAGGlh7qKJBb

With Liu Wei and Colette leading the way, Erin remained in the back with every eye turning to her with a scoff. She couldn't care less but for her friends, she did take off her beanie. It didn't improve her image at all but at least she was trying.copyright protection97PENANAS12OqqVpkT

"Here,"copyright protection97PENANADnT1qwsVjU

Their table was in the back, reserved only by the staff usually. The staff was pretty much Liu Wei, Kyoya Sasagawa and Lee Dongwoon: two bartenders and the boss. Eventually, Colette would help because she didn't have anything else to do but Erin never did. She was hiding behind those ugly boyish clothes or inside her store all day long.copyright protection97PENANAtZAOgIe1sP

"Did you wait until he passed your store again?" Liu Wei asked, knowing why they arrived so late. "Aren't you sick of it? Just talk to him already."copyright protection97PENANAdkRf9hG4H0

Erin chuckled as she finally gave up on the sweater and remained in her black sleeveless undershirt.copyright protection97PENANAXkoRlPoOLH

"That's not the point."copyright protection97PENANAJeHj3X2iZu

Colette scoffed before she grabbed the wine from Dongwoon and poured herself. The dimpled boy narrowed his eyes at her before he sat next to Liu Wei.copyright protection97PENANA7cOZsYg92X

"The point is we could hear you from here." Dongwoon added with a boyish grin. "If we could then he could too."copyright protection97PENANAa0hzSDogsa

"Again, that is beside the point." Erin answered with a poker face before she swallowed her drink in one long gulp. The liquid felt warm as it went down her throat. It made her feel better.copyright protection97PENANAYbpFvsDxKC

"Look, we know you are the responsible one even if you are hiding in that store of yours. You know him so why can't he know you?"copyright protection97PENANA2SORRhP7qS

"Because he already does," Erin announced, surprising Dongwoon.copyright protection97PENANA5BSnaL1y1t

Colette and Liu Wei already knew the story so they quickly interfered.copyright protection97PENANAIZE7F9AiHk

"By the way, why are you standing here? Don't you have a job to do? Don't leave Kyoya alone with the clients."copyright protection97PENANAUJdJA41pcr

Dongwoon rolled his eyes but complied and left. He knew when to not question his boss and save his energy for better things.copyright protection97PENANAii2bFcWGLX

"You do know he is older than you." Erin cut in with a smile on her face.copyright protection97PENANAauXPCCYcUG

Liu Wei raised an eyebrow, "No he is not. I died a long time ago, remember?"copyright protection97PENANAxPpKz0PAq2

"Even if he is fresher, he has been changed at a later stage than you have." Erin added as she poured herself another drink.copyright protection97PENANA2Ik5TZiPG3

"It doesn't matter. I am still a few hundred years older than him. When was he changed? Late 1980’s? Well, I was already around by then."copyright protection97PENANANRyLGaoFnj

Colette rolled her eyes, "That’s only because Erin found you and saved you. You're lucky she was in China back then."copyright protection97PENANAlV8LGILvic

"I was in the army of a great king. I was general! People wouldn't even dare look into my eyes."copyright protection97PENANAylVSqOSJEz

Colette and Erin looked at each other skeptically.copyright protection97PENANANsqld6wBLT

"I was! Besides, I am a great asset to this group. I can fight unlike you two."copyright protection97PENANAU6O3SvLE14

"Curious because I am sure Erin beat the crap out of you before she changed you."copyright protection97PENANAQzqLrRAkAf

"She was in an angry state back then, that's why. She wanted to eat that's why she killed those scumbags anyway. I was different."copyright protection97PENANATnHkIUqewb

"I am different now too. Times have changed."copyright protection97PENANA8riXubsgPt

All three of them agreed and toasted to that. Times have changed a lot and technology evolved.copyright protection97PENANAkG2LruC2Pc

"It's a pleasure living during this phase of humanity." Liu Wei added, leaning back with a wide charming smile. "You shouldn't let anything drag you back to the past, Erin. It's ok to watch but it's better to forget about him altogether."copyright protection97PENANAhJzY3iTtxq

Erin looked down at her hands, remembering those same words coming from someone else.copyright protection97PENANAFFRYCm94CZ

"Don't let one insignificant life destroy a whole race. It's not your responsibility to take care of a fresh face. You should focus on your people and their fate." copyright protection97PENANAyXFAI65k9U

"He's one of us now. He is one of those people." She added coldly, raising her head in order to look at the man across her.copyright protection97PENANAxqD7pGpjaW

"No, he's not. He has too much power over his leader and that can easily instigate others to surpass their levels. You are the leader and you cannot live for yourself." The elder stated firmly, his eyes narrowing at her near the end.copyright protection97PENANAJQCBOeXYjA

But just like him, she was stubborn and wouldn't comply with the desires and manipulation of others. copyright protection97PENANAXRxCsgJxBS

"We'll see," copyright protection97PENANAs8j5fJMF3W


"Welcome sir. Should I take your coat?" Kyoya asked with a sly smile.copyright protection97PENANACNNfoBumAN

The new customer shook his head as he walked past the young boy and searched for the familiar smell of his coworker. It was still very strong after work but he had two more people around him, both smelling very sweet.copyright protection97PENANAWxFta8JUGl

Arriving at his table, he realized the sweetness was coming from the perfume of two women. It was exactly the same perfume but they looked slightly different.copyright protection97PENANAM8t6eJQ0pT

"Kim Hoon! Finally here. Come, come. The ladies have been waiting."copyright protection97PENANAX1GKg5mKrW

Hoon looked unpleased but he sat down nevertheless. One of the women sat next to him while the other was laughing next to his colleague. The perfume was a bit intoxicating and the overall place had an alluring atmosphere. It was strange how a local bar looked so messy on the outside yet quite elegant on the inside; also, Hoon was sure it was bigger on the inside somehow.copyright protection97PENANAynueRFmBz3

A dimpled well dressed man approached their table and smiled, placing another glass in front of Hoon and filling it with scotch.copyright protection97PENANAWmbqsq9jry

Hoon glanced at the lady next to him awkwardly before he turned towards the bartender. The dimpled man smelled of wine and maybe a bit of something else, but it was far better than the sweetness engulfing him with chloroform added from his workmate.copyright protection97PENANAcoAT9RYwCp

As soon as he finished, the bartender left and Hoon turned to his work mate.copyright protection97PENANAsbNXpECMgb

"You said there was a mistake in the last file. Where is the mistake?"copyright protection97PENANAQcy2C1sMkT

"Come on! Don't be so tense. Drink up and let's talk about work later. I called you here for a different reason."copyright protection97PENANAlxiVqrNpXp

"I can clearly see that." Hoon mumbled before he gulped down the glass in one shot.copyright protection97PENANAOqBCo1g1Ow

"This is Hyejin, she works at a prestigious law firm. We met during a case, haven't we?" The girl nodded, her eyes glinting in the dim lit room. "Next to you is her roommate, Hwayoung. She's a nurse."copyright protection97PENANAdEJLGmM886

Hoon cracked a short smile, trying to be polite before he turned to his workmate.copyright protection97PENANA2tEkp4MctK

"Hoon and I work together. We both graduated from the same university, only he is my senior by a few years. Ever since I have met him, he's never talked about his life or his family but he proved to be very professional and loyal."copyright protection97PENANACiadUzebA2

"Gichul-"copyright protection97PENANAINGrynNlvW

"Hyung is a workaholic and doesn't go out much. He doesn't speak that much either but I'm sure he wouldn't stay mute with such a pretty woman next to him." Gichul added, making the girls laugh.copyright protection97PENANAsyp6SObE1E

Hoon frowned feeling like his friend was only entangling him more into a web he wanted to avoid. He suddenly rose and looked around, seeing Dongwoon chuckling bemusedly as he pointed somewhere. It was the bathroom and Hoon took that chance immediately.copyright protection97PENANAoDXzRR853J

"Excuse me," He smiled at Hwayoung, action that seemed to cover his sudden leave. That didn't work with Gichul, though. He rose as well but only to whisper something to his friend.copyright protection97PENANA8LwPc5c0qI

"Don't think you'll escape tonight. You have already made an image with the women in our building so don't dare leave me again." Gichul hissed before patting him as if they were best friends.copyright protection97PENANAWSgmY9b9Nc

Hoon left as quickly as possible, passing Dongwoon on the way to the bathroom.copyright protection97PENANAOcQMMHEVNH

As soon as Hoon disappeared behind the door, Dongwoon turned to the three people chatting at the table as if everything was well. They had a distinctive smell, of blood being pumped from their hearts rapidly as if they could die any minute now. It was interesting how alcohol worked in a human's body and how much it could affect their minds.copyright protection97PENANAEWsbLFgYGH

Dongwoon glanced at the bathroom door and chuckled. That man was different. His heart was pumping blood at a different rate, slower not for keeping him alive but more for keeping him warm. The blood was thicker and wasn't moving as fast as a human's. The man in the bathroom was a vampire and he smelled like death, even after showering.copyright protection97PENANAGDzXZy6bIU


When Hoon walked out of the bathroom, he felt somewhat better. He hid in there for ten minutes but he figured he had to get out at some point. Gichul was still there with two girls that had no fault. It was all just a plan to get him out and socializing, which he wasn't very keen to do. At least not with people he didn't approach first.copyright protection97PENANAox6ejSWXNK

But when Hoon looked at the table, Gichul was laughing loudly while the women seemed content. They were having fun, talking about their school years and whatnot, Hoon could hear them easily.copyright protection97PENANAFsG7DsNTqt

"It seems you are not needed anymore." Dongwoon intervened from his place behind the bar. copyright protection97PENANAA77a57Jbis

"Should I thank you for that?" Hoon asked raising one eyebrow.copyright protection97PENANA5GZcVj5ShS

Dongwoon bit his lower lip and shook his head amused by the situation.copyright protection97PENANACWlj3YLRSc

"You can still have a drink if you want. Your friend already paid." The bartender added while grabbing a glass and a bottle of red wine. Hoon raised an eyebrow curiously but when Dongwoon opened it, the taller man knew exactly what was inside.copyright protection97PENANAksksDpznAR

"It's alright. I'll just leave for the night." Hoon replied, turning towards the exit.copyright protection97PENANAPGyPSt8Xmp

"I'm leaving and you can't stop me, Liu Wei!"copyright protection97PENANAQYmbiq93h2

Dongwoon turned towards the noisy customers. At the same time, so did Hoon. A woman dressed really strange was being pulled back by a tall woman dressed better.copyright protection97PENANAgCvA480DwA

"One hour! Just one more hour!" The better looking woman tried to make a deal but it didn't look like it would work.copyright protection97PENANAvlh3b9xj7T

The woman dressed strangely rolled her eyes and glanced at the bar. Her eyes fell on Dongwoon before they averted on Hoon. She froze. He could hear her heart beating faster before she literally shoved the other woman away and hurried out.copyright protection97PENANAJXS59awjeN

When she passed the bar, Hoon felt something, a fragrance that he almost forgot about. Almost.copyright protection97PENANAlupQ5uZ57v

"Who was that woman?" Hoon asked the dimpled bartender.copyright protection97PENANAGDQXG27ele

"The Boss." He answered, his eyes sparkling with amusement.copyright protection97PENANA85c0blbHEp

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