Crownless: The Fallen World - Chapter 18
Aires chuckled as he shook his head, he turned his attention towards Hale with a wide grin, “Hey.”
“Hey? Wah!” Hale screamed, surprised when he was suddenly lifted off the ground by Aires. He felt a strong arm wrapped around his waist, him being pressed against the strong body of the taller male, “Ah-Aires? What the fck are you do- gaaaahhh!”
Hale wrapped his arms around Aires’ neck as he looked down at the floor, thinning down in his sight then an incredible view entered his eyes.
The uneven roofs of the houses were of a different color schemes, being hit by the sun which was high at its peak. On the other side, he saw the wall and some tree foliage peeking through, there were altocumulus clouds at a distance, and the face of the person who he deemed the most important was so close to him, thinking that Aires might have enjoyed the view too, just like him.
To enjoy such a scene with the one you treasured was the most perfect thing he ever thought of and the feeling was too overwhelming.
Aires pulled his own body up, his arms still wrapped tightly around Hale’s waist, giving the smaller male a lot of view before landing harshly on the stone roof. He bent his back to let Hale down, but the smaller didn’t let go of him yet.
Kassean whistled as he playfully mocked, “Hohohooo! This lad is the reason why you changed huuuh.”
“What are you talking about? I’m just thinking that if I carried him, we will save a lot of time. Let’s go.”
“Hey, you never let anyone touch you. Well, besides the little dragon of yours, it was just because you had no choice. But… but that one! You’re the one that initiated the touch, you little sht!”
“Th-that?! Did you just called me that?!” Hale let go of Aires to glare at the blond male, surprising him that the young blond was a head smaller than him. Why did he never noticed this? Maybe because he was so small that he never noticed? Yeah… maybe that.
“Yeah, yeah sure, laddie. Let’s skip this sht and enter. We have a lot of people who are dying to see you, Seb!” Kassean tried pulling Aires in but his hand was denied, he smiled blankly at the tallest male, questioning in his mind what the hell. He was ashamed that his advances were denied thus he motioned for them to enter the roof door.
Hale clicked his tongue then kicked Aires’ lower back. Aires groaned, “What the fck?! Why did you kicked me?!”
“But why me!?” Aires rubbed his back while softly glaring at Hale.
“Because of that idiotic blond!” Hale pointed at Kassean who pointed at himself, confusion filled his face.
“I said, why meee?!” Aires whined.
“It’s your fault too! Just shut the hell up!” Hale declared as he stomped his way towards the door, leaving Aires who was still rubbing his aching back and Kassean with wide eyes, stupefied.
“Seb, you found your match. What a shame since he’s a guy,” Kassean said, stoned.
“Uh. What? Now that you mentioned it, he’s the only one who wanted to beat me to a pulp, black and blue. It’s kind of adorable that he wanted to do it to me. Lol.”
“Brave little sht.”
“Really brave. He is in the Top 200.”
“… I… don’t know what to say.”
“Let me add to that. He beat me up when I forgot to eat and trained more. I remembered that I refused him then continued to train, then he came with a baseball bat ready to make a home run. Then… just the previous week, he chained me up when he caught me training in secret.”
“…” Kassean remained silent, looking so blue, “I wished I could do that.”
“…” Aires kicked the guy in before slotting his hands in his pockets, “This is what I’ll do to you.”
“I didn’t even do anything!! This treatment is so unfair! Unjust! I’ll lock you up in a cell with the help of Hale! Be ready, you piece of sht.”
“Aires!!” A small female latched her body on Aires, who earned a loud scowl in the room. But they chose to ignore it.
“Oh. Didn’t know that little Arya is here,” The taller male removed Arya from his body before letting her down.
The small female pouted and huffed, “You’re still the same! Why can’t you let me touch you?!”
“I don’t like-“
“Being touched. Yeah I know. But this is our first time meeting after a year! Why don’t you let this big sister hug you?” Arya batted her eyelashes, looking so cute and so… loli.
“I didn’t dodged, did I? You already hugged me and that one is enough.”
Hale patted Aires, and stayed his hands on the other’s shoulder, “Sebby, Kassean called you in the other room.”
“Is it? Let’s go then,” Aires removed Hale’s hands on his shoulder, but held the smaller male’s wrist as he entered Kassean’s ‘Lord’ room.
Arya eyed Hale’s wrist, clearly flabbergasted, mouth gaping like a fish. Her eyes scanned the whole room, questioning them with her eyes while pointing at the joined flesh.
They just shrugged. After all, some of them didn’t even know Aires.