"How did you get so drunk!", Ash complained as he dragged Bright to the bathroom and made him sit.
"Alex didn't stop me...also why am I explaining this to you.", Bright complained as he started removing his rings. "Wait...I wanna throw up", Bright stopped and vomited all over Ash chest. Ash gritted his teeth together as he rubbed Bright ' back.
"Great", he grumbled as his lips pressed together.
"Honestly, not even sorry", Bright covered his mouth as he saw Ash struggle with his dirty shirt.
"YOU...come with me!", Ash pulled Bright up and dragged him to the tap. "Clean yourself", he ordered as he turned on the shower and stood below it...washing his neck and hands. Bright played with the tap water for a bit until his eyes wandered to Ash who had removed his t-shirt and was rubbing his chest with bath gel. The sweet smell of cinnamon intoxicated Bright as he trudged to Ash and stood in front of him.
"Bright !", Ash was startled as he pulled himself away.
"You smell good...", Bright closed his eyes and raised his nose.
"I smell of vomit...Bright . Thank you very much.", Ash complained. "Now get off and dry yourself", he pointed at the towel stand.
When Bright refused to comply, Ash helped him clean up and took him to the towels himself. Drying himself and Bright , he put on a clean t-shirt and helped Bright slip into his trousers. Bright still walked with difficulty and Ash had to put him in the bed safely before he could proceed to drying his own hair. When Ash put down his towel, he saw Bright staring at the ceiling of the room.
"Bright ?", he asked. Bright didn't respond. Ash got worried and he sat on the bed next to him. Bright ' eyes were red and tears were flowing out. His gaze was fixed at the ceiling and his fingers were shaking as if he was in deep thoughts.
"Hey...Bright", Ash shook his shoulder but Bright didn't reply. Ash got really worried and he tightly squeezed Bright hand.
"Bright!", he called out again.
"I am a leader...I am a leader of Black dragon for crying out loud.", Bright mumbled.
"Yes...you are a very good leader", Ash moved forward and starting stroking Bright forehead.
"I am not a good human though", Bright choked. "I break people's hearts. I broke your heart", Bright looked at Ash with tears in his eyes. Ash closed his eyes but he didn't stop moving his fingers on his forehead. "I thought I cannot have you and my position...not at the same time!"
"Yeah...you made yourself pretty clear!", Ash mumbled.
"What if I am wrong about it...Ash?", Bright asked. Ash could see that Bright needed a comforting reply which he was incapable of providing at this point in their relationship.
"Bright ...whether you're right or wrong...now is not the right time. Go to sleep...and if you wake up tomorrow and want to talk about it...we'll talk!", Ash whispered near Bright .
"No...I can't sleep. Ash told me to think about it...", Bright complained.
"Okay...we'll think about it...tomorrow. But right now, you need to sleep...alright?", Ash closed his eyes.
"Hold me?", Bright whispered.
Ash nodded and wrapped his arms around Bright . Bright took those arms and curled into Ash trying to sleep. Ash was in his senses and Bright warmth provided him with comfort he'd been craving for a number of days now. He hadn't realized how much he missed Bright until this moment when Bright curled up so close to him and snored in his neck. Ash relaxed and leaned back on the pillow closing his eyes. One of his hands still stroked Bright back as both of them cuddled together.
"Stupid Alex", Bright croaked in his morning voice opening his eyes to the bright sunlight. He stretched and felt muscles around which is when he saw him. Ash was asleep next , one of his hands on his abdomen and the other stretched out in Bright direction. Bright found it hard to focus amidst the headache but he understood that he had spent the night sleeping on Ash arm. The embarrassment surrounded him as he rubbed his eyes trying to remember all that he had done to annoy his husband and his best friend.Ash felt the weight lift from his arm and his eyes shot open defensively. He didn't have a sound sleep because Bright woke up a couple of times because of nightmares. "Bright", he spoke automatically as he woke up. Bright was still rubbing his forehead when he heard Ash call him. "Yeah...?", he replied. "Did you have a nightmare again?", Ash asked stretching his arms."No. I just woke up", Bright muttered and got up from the bed.
"Father , Mr.Bright and I have taken all the necessary steps to ensure the survival of all the clans here in the city. I don't think the white Dragon should have anything to worry about", Ash turned to Jones who was seated on Ash chair."This political alliance with the Black dragon is very unlikely to stand. They will never accept our peace offerings", Jones curled his hands into a fist."Well, they will have a good reason to not trust us. The white dragon has been lying to them ever since the war were discovered and God knows maybe before that too. It's quite natural for them to have doubts. However, Type and I are doing everything in our power to ensure transparency and honesty among all the group's that inhabit Thailand""Ash is quite right", Bright walked in on the conversation.Jones got up and greeted him with an expression of shame and guilt on his face. The last time they'd seen each other, Jones had ordere
1 hour later:-"Thank you for coming", Ash spoke as he collected the documents that were scattered on the coffee table."Of course. Also, I was at my mansion before this and I cleaned up the guest room for your work. You can set up your office there, if you'd like. I'll put in extra care to prevent any Black dragon from interfering with your work""I don't take work home but I'd definitely like a small place to work. And there's no place in the world that is inaccessible to you so I am just going to have to place my trust in you that you won't interfere in my life as I won't in yours", Ash shrugged."Type got your things settled in the room", Bright tried to hide the heartbreak in his voice."Good. I'll come to the mansion tomorrow after work. We still have one day of booking left in the Hotel", Ash sat on his chair and opened a file.
"I am going to London for the week", Bright announced to Ash as he was getting ready for the mansion."Ok?", Ash said . He was not sure why Bright was telling him this but he nodded anyway."I am sure my people's won't bother you but if they do, here's the list of what they might need", Bright handed over a long list of names and requirements."Ok. Anything else?", Ash sipped his coffee."No. Do you want something from London?", Bright felt angry at himself for having said something like that but he had just said it."Uhh...no? What would I need?", Ash asked back. Bright gave a weak smile and leave . Ash saw him leave.-------"It's the White Dragon anniversary, Ash. Sound a little excited", Type exclaimed as he they walked through the hallways. "Us anyhow don't celebrate anything. But ton
As Ash and Bright reached the party, Ash softly gestured Bright to walk to the table where his family was seated. Type got up and hugged Bright while Ash got him a plate full of salad and snacks. Bright was not very responsive, owing to the antidote but he obeyed whatever Ash asked him to do. After the party, Ash took Bright to his room and made him lie down on his bed while he got him juice and Pizza. He sat in front of him and stared while Bright finished all the food and then leaned back on the pillows. He was quiet. Ash sighed as he kicked out his shoes and jumped on the bed next to him. Bright was in deep thoughts and it scared Ash that the thoughts might meddle with Bright unstable mind. He had just woken up after being literally poisoned."Tell me about London", Ash asked trying to pull out Bright out of his chain of thoughts. Bright gave a confused look to Ash."What about London?", he asked ba
Days went by and Ash and Bright lived like strangers in Bright Mansion. It became a routine for Ash to wake up before Bright , get ready and leave for the his place. Bright would wake up later to an empty bed, make himself a cup of tea, get ready himself, see the gang and be back in the mansion to find Ash working in the guest room that Bright had converted into Ash office. Type and the other occasionally visited the couple along with Michael and Sia and it wasn't hard for them to notice the tension between them . They had figured that eventually Bright and Ash would come closer setting aside their difference but now, as their one-month wedding anniversary was just around the corner, it seemed that Bright and Ash had lost their love forever.The hostility between the two Leaders had gone down a couple of notches but they still lived like aliens in their own home. They came to the Cabinet meetings separately, went to missions alone and even though they helped eac
Ash woke up next morning and found himself naked and wrapped with Bright under the silk sheets on their bed. Bright breath brushed against Ash perfectly skin and that feeling made the his tickle. As he recalled what happened last night, he got up with a jerk and pulled himself away from Bright. He was angry, hurt and annoyed with himself for having given in on the feelings that he had spent a month avoiding."He couldn't be a leader and your boyfriend...Ash!", he spoke to himself as he saw Bright sleeping peacefully. "You weren't his priority then, and you wouldn't be, now...how could you do this to yourself", he pulled his hair as he rubbed his head.He curled his hands in a fist as he put on his clothes in frustration and left the mansion without waking up Bright.Ash cleaned himself when he reached his office and then had a training session with the recruits to burn his anger down. One of the new recruits came out of the session
The Cabinet meeting went smoothly. Both the Leaders listened to the worries of the Cabinet representatives and came up with solutions to some issues and need for further discussion on the other. Once everyone left, Bright followed Ash back to his room. Ash suitcase was open on the bed and he was placing his shirts inside from his closet. He had noticed Bright in the room but chose not to react to it."Type told me some interesting facts...", Bright leaned on the door. "About this proposed trip to China...obviously!""About the mission? I knew it! It's not as dangerous as Type thinks. I'll be back before you know it. I just have to catch a gang. It's nothing I haven't done before.""Yeah, I would have believed you any other time...but!", Bright sighed. "Ash ..your father didn't want Type to go on the mission. Do you need further proof of how fatal this could be?""Every day in the battlefield