"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 ordered to his people's to kill Bright '.
"The White Dragon lied to the Black Dragon about the war but even we understand that we cannot live in the city without being at peace with the white dragon "
"The White Dragon is aware of the relationship you share with so . It's not unlikely that they'll view this alliance as an act of love", Jones sighed.
Ash looked at Bright and they both saw pain in each other's eyes.
"I assure you father that our personal relationship goes only as far as maintaining peace between the two group . Beyond the scope of that, Bright and I are acquaintances at best", Ash own words pinched him like a needle.
"I second, Ash. There's no way we'll let the two worlds collide, not again.", Bright came forward and gave an assuring nod.
"I don't know about the white dragon but I am proud of the way you two are handling things, Mr. Bright and Ash. Thailand has become a sensitive place ever since war decided to return and nobody could have handled the tension better than the two of you. I wish you all the best and I hope this is the foundation of permanent peace between the two worlds!", Jones smiled and shook Ash and Bright ' hands one by one.
"I'll go find Type ",he smiled and left.
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
It was a welcome surprise for Type and Man as they observed Bright tightly holding Ash hand in both of his hands as driver open the car for Ash . Bright was leaning on Ash hand not wanting to let him walk into the most dangerous mission of the Ash life. Ash softly let him go as he hugged Type and then Man."I need my brother back, Ash. Do not mess with it!",Type had tears in his eyes as he pulled his brother into a hug.Sia also gave him a short hug, "Stay safe". Ash turned to Bright and crossed the distance between them with long steps. Once he was in Bright vicinity, he held Bright hand and made circles on the back of Bright palm with his thumb. Bright held up Ash hand rubbing their wedding ring."Stay out of trouble, Ash", he smiled and kissed their wedding ring. "I'll wait for you right here", he smiled and placed a small kiss on Ash cheek."I look forward to our talk", Ash smiled.
Bright woke up the next day before Ash did. He groaned a bit as the hard mattress of the infirmary had sprained his muscles. He turned to look at Ash who was peacefully asleep, and Bright flinched as he felt how much discomfort his husband must have been considering all those tubes running inside his chest. He stroked Ash hair away from his forehead and planted a kiss on it. Ash opened his eyes and they shined as they saw Bright so close to him. Bright ' lips curved into a very endearing smile."Morning", Bright whispered cupping Ash face. Ash blinked and leaned in on Bright hands taking in how his husband felt."How do you feel?", Bright whispered. Ash nodded softly."Hmm", he tried to talk."Hey...don't speak! You'll disturb these tubes that are lodged inside you", Bright sighed.He was lovingly caressing Ash forehead when Type walked in. "Morning!", h