Working at an indoor skatepark definitely had its perks. Sang Min enjoyed skateboarding nearly as much as he enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. Despite the fact that it constantly brought back memories of his brother (Kyung Min had been the one to introduce the activity to Sang Min after all), Sang Min found that skating relieved a lot of stress. Every time he landed a jump or successfully skirted a rail, a flicker of a smile graced his lips. Sang Min was pretty good and his large ego did nothing to prevent him from displaying the multitude of tricks he knew – even if he occasionally crashed and burned. In fact, he had several fresh bruises from the previous night, when he had once again attempted a YoYo Plant, only to fall and smack against a nearby rail. He had succeeded on his second try, but the bruises were definitely still there.
But Sang Min hadn’t been hired because of his skills on a board. He had been hired for his eyes. The teenager’s extremely keen bird-like eyes could spot nearly every imperfection tarnishing the skating area. It was his job to make sure the equipment (and the boards) stayed in proper working condition. After he made his rounds (with a skateboard as his choice of transportation of course), he often retreated to the shop area, where he would lounge around with Chae Kyung and the Three Dot members while repairing skateboards. It was work he enjoyed. He didn’t really even need the money – the cash in his bank was more than enough to pay the meager amount of rent Chae Kyung asked for every month, and his school was practically paid for (scholarships and all). Still, he knew Chae Kyung was pretty bad off, so he had taken up the part time job in order to help her out a bit more. He had to be sneaky about it – Chae Kyung was definitely not the type to accept anyone’s help. Instead of just directly giving her money, he had prepaid a bit of the rent for the next year, and struck a deal with the landlady to treat it as simply lowered rent instead of revealing the true situation. He also helped out by buying little necessities, like towels and dishes, for the apartment. Chae Kyung didn’t seem to mind eating ramyun every day, but Sang Min liked a multitude of foods, especially baked goods, which is why one of the first items he had bought was a miniature toaster oven to sit on the counter.
School had let out about an hour ago, so their business had picked up quite a bit. Sang Min finished his first run of the floor, skating to a stop near the snack bar and kicking his board up into his hand. He tucked it under his arm and headed for the snack counter where he propped himself up in a seat next to Jae Hyun. He had gotten to know the Three Dot member through Chae Kyung, and while Jae Hyun could seriously grind Sang Min’s nerves sometimes, the older male was definitely a worthy friend. ”Hyung.”
He propped his skateboard up against the lower part of the counter, by his legs. Sang Min could just barely see Chae Kyung in the back, behind the counter and in the kitchen, talking with the cook. ”Did you eat? I’m starving.”
He didn’t really wait for the older male to answer before he yelled towards the kitchen, ”Ya. Chae Kyung-ah!”
He could see the girl glance in his direction, her eyes narrowed. ”Fries. Two orders.”
Sang Min yelled out to her in English. The girl wrinkled her nose at him and made a slight ‘shooing’ motion with her hand to let him know she understood.
With food ordered, Sang Min allowed a satisfied smirk to flatter his lips as he leaned against the counter and directed his eyes towards Jae Hyun. The Drunken Clown was definitely an interesting place. The snack/food bar was much like an actual bar, except it didn’t serve alcohol (well, at least to the general public). Off to the side was the billiards room, where Sang Min knew several other Three Dot members were hanging. While the gang usually hung out in the Drunken Clown, it was hard to tell who was a member and who wasn’t. The Three Dot boys were good at blending in – as was required of them by their leader. Sang Min didn’t particularly care for the secrecy, but out of respect to Chae Kyung, he had kept his mouth shut in regards to the identities of those he did know – especially since he wasn’t one of them. He may be Chae Kyung’s friend, but Three Dot’s leader had made it very clear that he wouldn’t tolerate any rats. Sang Min was pretty sure he could take the guy in a fight, but he didn’t want to test his luck.
[ooc: I made assumptions with Jae Hyun's location ^^]