"No. This is not happening. Not in a million years"
Ash turned to the Underworld Council shooting glares at all the Leaders and his brother Type. His body tensed when his eyes met Bright who was trying to avoid looking at him since the beginning of this week's meeting.
"I can't believe I am saying this but Ash is right. In the Underworld and never to apposion got marry to make a partnership and peace ."
Bright cleared his throat as Ash started pacing up and down the room. The war was over, and they defeated their enemy who is doing a drugs supply in their hole country , beacuse of this all the Enemy's inside the Underworld came up together ,but now everyone want to end this enemy things by starting a new relationship.
It was not entirely untrue that Type, Alex , Sam and Man had deliberately come up with a solution to push Bright and Ash together because the rift between the two leaders was taking a toll on the both of them along with their communities. The tension had gotten so severe that even Jia had decided to play along with what her kids were setting up with Jones .
"Ash, Bright . You two are powerful leaders. Bright , you've the support of the entire Black dragon and Ash, the White Dragon respect you. We are certain that the two of you united would be able to pull the Black and white dragons together. I would hope that you think about it overnight and if you still think it is a bad idea, then none of us will talk about it", Jia politely spoke to Ash and Bright who stood on the opposite ends of the room.
"Jia, I appreciate you trying to put everything infront of us in a way that is better than this situation will ever be...but", he was stopped in the middle by Ash who raised his voice and almost gave an announcement.
"I will not marry the Black dragon Leader . And I shall not negotiate."
Announcing this, Ash rushed out of the room.
"I thought I might find you here", Jia said as she found Ash in the training arena. He was working with the nife for a change.
"Mom, you have put me in this position before. I am the leader of the White Dragon and there's no way I'll let you drag me into this mess of an arranged marriage...especially not to Bright . Not after the last couple of weeks I've had", Ash blurted out in one breath.
From finding out about Bright ' just want him beacuse of his position he is just toying him , their fight and then their breakup, Ash is so love with him he even beg Bright to all those things are not true like some pathetic highschool student but Bright he said loud and clear . The worst was the way they separated. Bright had made it quite clear that he couldn't be Ash boyfriend beacuse Ash is just a pathetic person who doesn't deserve the leader of White Dragon.
"Ash , I know it's difficult but I'm afraid it is our only choice. People are being slaughtered on both the sides recklessly. We can't have an Uprising in the city. The entire Council will put you responsible for it."
"So, I should marry Bright because the Council wants a peace by destorying my hole life ?"
"Ash ...you know that's not what I mean. We were going to pitch this idea earlier...before the war but then White Dragons knows what happened between the two of you! Maybe this is a good thing and you and Bright will finally sort..."
"I don't need to be married to Bright to sort things out between us, Mom. And this isn't something marriage can fix. Bright broke up with me he broke my heart into million pieces. He is straight and he just want me beacuse I am leader of White Dragon ."
"Ash , I want you to do this... Bright has already agreed"
"What...? He wasn't ready to call me by my name earlier this week and he agreed to do this?", Ash stopped training and he looked at Jia with shock.
"He just got an intel about 3 his men's who were mysteriously slaughtered in the alley next to his loft building!"
"Slaughtered...by who", Ash wiped the sweat off his face.
"Looked like a new enemy!", Jia shook her head.
"I'll go and see Bright ", Ash sighed. Jia smiled and gave him a small wooden box. "I had the stone put in a more apt ring for Bright " Ash gave the box an awkward look and then grabbed it before leaving.
"You agreed for the wedding!", Ash let himself inside Bright Mansion and shut the door behind him."I am sure you heard of the others", Brights turned and spoke to Ash coldly. He was careful enough to not look in Ash eyes."Yeah...I am sorry for your loss. Anyways, I understand that we need to go ahead with this", Ash rubbed his temple as he walked closer to Bright ."Indeed, we do, Ash . I just hope you know that this is strictly-""Political. I get it. I expect nothing more, I know in past I am just a game for you ", Ash shrugged as he knelt infront of Bright and took out the wooden box Jia gave him. Bright took a huge breath as he clutched the omamori inside his pocket."Bright , will you marry me, Ash ", Ash took a deep breath and let it out in one go . Bright sealed his lips together and blinked a couple of times to dry his eyes that had watered up. He had imagined
Type went ahead and hugged Bright who returned the hug with a smile on his face. The guests congratulated the newlyweds one by one and the night slowly proceeded into a reception. Bright was pulled into the crowd by Alex and Man as Type and Sam pulled Ash with them. Type had had quite a few drinks that night and he was very emotional as he fidgeted with Ash wedding ring."I am so happy for you, Ash", Type cupped Ash face and pulled him in a hug. Ash smiled even though all this façade was making him suffocated to say the least.Bright found Ash again after Alex and Man were done with him."I believe we should make our position quite clear. All this drama is being done for a reason and as much as I love a good drink, I think we should get to the point"Ash nodded and followed Bright as the two Leaders walked on the stage and asked everyone to keep quiet."Thank you
Bright woke up next morning when a strong breeze displaced the curtains and the sunlight shined bright in his eyes. He stretched and saw that the breeze came from the balcony whose door was open. Ash was awake. Bright got up and rubbed his eyes to clear his vision when he saw Ash who was adjusting his thigh holsters while it rested on the sofa. In his half-asleep state, Bright forgot the trouble in their paradise and wanted to greet Ash when suddenly realization dawned upon him and he sighed, "Never mind". He whispered, rather loudly, attracting Ash attention. On any other day, Ash lips usually curved into a smile seeing Bright but today, he stared at him blankly."If I don't move in with you, people will start talking", Ash broke the silence between them."I can't move in your place with you...if that's what you're getting at", Bright rolled his eyes. Ash gritted his teeth together and straightened himself
"Good evening, Mr Ash. When should I expect you and your groom at the Tavern on 51?", the Manager greeted Ash as the latter made his way to his suite after his day at the Mansion."Tavern...for what?", Ash narrowed his brows."You have a table booked under your name...you and Mr. Bright ", the Manager sighed."Of course, how can I forget!", Ash faked a smile. "I'll have a word with Mr.Bright about when we will come down for the evening...", Ash shrugged."Sure, Mr. Ash. I hope you like whatever we've planned for you!", the Manager smiled. Ash curved his lips into a forceful grin as he walked to the elevator rubbing his temple. What had he gotten himself into?Ash walked in their suite which was covered in darkness. Bright hadn't returned from his day. Ash relaxed not finding his husband in their honeymoon suite and removed his jacket throwing it on the table. Heat
"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
"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.