Endless Night || Chapter Five – Vanity

Endless Night || Heartless City Sequel

Chapter Five – Vanity

By the time Soo-min had re-run the course of events at Vanity through her mind for the umpteenth time, she found herself caught in a fury so intense that she was forced to take deep breaths to prevent herself from hurling something at the walls. With each cycle, the potential explanations as to why Kim Hyun-soo was at Vanity multiplied, each distinctly less appealing than the last.

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Endless Night || Chapter Four – Extraction

Endless Night || Heartless City Sequel

Chapter Four – Extraction

Kim Hyun-soo’s hand froze in his inner jacket pocket where he concealed the syringe he’d picked up off the ground as the young woman recovered from her attack. He withdrew his fingers and straightened his spine as he regarded her with interest. Since he had only arrived in Seoul two days ago, the first time he set foot in the city in five years, the girl had to be someone from his past.  Her hair was tangled around her cheeks and half-covered her face, making it difficult for him to make out her features, although he could see the promise of delicate beauty in the curve of her jaw, but as she lifted a trembling hand to pull her hair behind her ear – he subconsciously noted the myriad of cuts decorating it – his eyes widened in recognition.

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Endless Night || Chapter Two – Fever Dream

Endless Night || Heartless City Sequel

 Chapter 2 – Fever Dream

Dreams in the dusk,
Only dreams closing the day
And with the day’s close going back
To the gray things, the dark things,
The far, deep things of dreamland.

Dreams, only dreams in the dusk,
Only the old remembered pictures
Of lost days when the day’s loss
Wrote in tears the heart’s loss.

Tears and loss and broken dreams
May find your heart at dusk.

Carl Sandburg,
Dreams in the Dusk

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Endless Night || Release Schedule and Notes

I’ve been posting this in author’s notes within the chapters but here’s the posting schedule and notes laid out:

New Chapters will be posted every Monday. With the timezone I live in that probably means around 9am EST.

New Chapter teasers will be posted Thursday/Friday the previous week. I will do my best to get these out in a timely manner but sometimes the chapters are still undergoing editing so it depends on my editor(s) and RL. Also, sometimes teasers will be released and sometimes they won’t. Chapters though will always be released on time.

Endless Night is rated 15+. Or as I like to call it, it’s rated “New World” (Korean movie with Lee Jung-jae, Choi Min-shik. If you haven’t watched it yet you loved Heartless City then you’re missing something, because it’s basically Heartless City in film form (and really how we (or maybe just me) all wanted HC to end as well.) If you’ve seen “New World” then you know the film pulls no punches with it’s depiction of the crime lord world. It’s unapologetically brutal, honest, and bloody. Add the parts that the undying romantic in me won’t do without, and that’s what “Endless Night” is.

I’m more than happy to answer any questions about the fic as well (but I won’t give away any major plot threads, you’ll have to wait for those!). Comments and feedback are welcome, they help me become a better writer so even if it’s a critique I openly welcome it.

Places where Endless Night is posted:

https://sweetandsimpleutterings.wordpress.com  (I will always post here first)

http://forums.soompi.com/discussion/2020083/endless-night-heartless-city-15#latest  (must be forum member to view)

http://akikosmorningcoffee.wordpress.com

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9636948/1/

Last bithere’s the title for Chapter Two.

Chapter Two – Fever Dream

—Enjoy!

Lyse