"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. Heating water, he made himself a cup of coffee as he contemplated texting Bright asking when he was going to come back. Scrolling through their old texts, he flinched as he read a few "I love you" that they had exchanged when they were still together. Ash hadn't come to deleting any of his conversations with Bright amidst the war and other complications. There was a new text from Bright from 5 seconds ago
With Alex. Don't wait up. I'll be late - Bright
Ash rolled his eyes. "Now what about that reservation", he muttered to himself as he dialed the reception to cancel.
The Manager asked him a series of annoying questions before Ash had to yell out of the conversation telling him that they wouldn't be availing their booking. Hanging up the phone, he threw it on the bed and fisted the table to let his frustration out when his wedding ring hit the table making a loud noise that almost startled him. He carefully adjusted the stone back as it shined in his eyes reminding him of Bright , again.
"It's not even a proper wedding, Alex", Bright sighed as he put down his martini glass.
"So, you're telling me that you slept through the first night of your wedding?", Alex chuckled.
"It's strictly political, Alex. Ash and I are together for the sake of the Black-White Dragon world peace. That's about it", Bright tried to explain this to Alex...but mostly to himself.
"You two were together hours before all those shot , Bright . That just doesn't go away! I know you hurt him and If I was him it's really tuff for me also", Alex sipped his wine.
"Yea because I want to know all about White Dragon and it doesn't means if he is leader he is very innocent..."Bright smile and Alex chuck.
"He easily feel in love with me and I...''
"You'd be happy, Bright ", Alex completed his sentence.
"I'd have betrayed my people.... I am a Leader first..."
"You actually believe this...don't you Bright ? You are making yourself believe your excuses that led to your break up with your boyfriend!", Alex rolled his eyes.
"Alex..the only reason you're alive to talk back to me because you are my best friend and my annoying brother husband . Today, the Black Dragon survived because beacuse your know everything about White Dragon that's why they want this marriage beacuse they if I declare a war against they all die ", Bright gritted his teeth together.
"Bright ...you let that boy feel about you and they you betrayed him on the very same day when he is going to propose you ,you think it's easy didn't you to forget about him . But Any other time in your life, you'd have let it go...but this time, it was different. Wasn't it? Our enemy's messed you up real hard. Am I right? You let your anger to control your relationship with the Ash and everyone can see that except you and him. I am not scared of you, Bright but I care about you. You've been a bestfriend to me since the time I became a young and that is why I am here talking to you right now. I understand exactly what you felt when you pulled yourself away from your boyfriend and I am begging you to think about it. Think about why you agreed for this so-called political alliance in the first place, forgot about your ego Bright just think about that boy innocent face ,you betrayed him but I am sure that Stupid-Bart is still in love with you . It wasn't just the wish to reunite the Black dragon and the white dragon . And don't come back with the revenge shit because that is not the only reason...just think about it...once..."
"Alex..stop talking", Bright looked pretty annoyed and Alex shut up letting out a huge sigh.
Bright drank one martini after the other until he was too drunk to differentiate between the two Alex he saw in front of him. Alex tried to stop him but he didn't bother and eventually ended up muting . It was midnight when Alex got hold of Bright ' phone and dialed Ash number. Ash responded in a raspy voice.
Alex was shock what the fuck Mr.Bright really .
"Ash, it's me Alex"
Ash eyes opened as he sat up on the bed. "Where's Bright . Is he okay?", he got worried.
"He's with me...but he is very drunk", Alex sighed. Ash heard Bright yelling on the other side of the call.
"Where are you, I'll come and pick him up", Ash sighed.
"No...I just wanted to know which room number are the two of you in. I am already in the alley outside the hotel"
"I wonder if they'd let Bright in...in that state. ?", Ash got up and starting pacing up and down his suite.
Ash leave his room and go outside to fetch his husband .
Within a five minutes he see Bright with Alex.
"I got you", he whispered as he pulled Bright up on his feet.
"Yeah...I got him. Thanks Alex ", Alex node and leave them, God he is missing his husband dick and that bright didn't let him go easily .
"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.
"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