Crownless: The Fallen World - Chapter 9
Every worker eyed Hale who was on Aires’ lap, clutching the latter in a tight hold like a koala.
Is the young master finally turned gay for Lord Aires?
Then how would you explain that?!
Maybe the young master just wanted some male warmth?
Dumbass. That just means he preferred males over females, especially Lord Aires!
Is there any history in the family of one turning gay?
Wtf? We’re all getting crazy!
Hey, can you turn gay for me?
Shut the fck up.
Hey! At least sacrifice your dignity so that the young master can go out of the closet without any guilt.
… hell no. Fck no!
But gay means happy, right?
… oh sht, yeah.
Can we just stop this? Even though we’re working, we’re still slacking.
Can we not?
I still have to make this ship happen.
You fcker. Get back to work!
My ship! Our ship!
Wait, is Lord Aires straight?
They all turned towards Aires who scowled when Hale rubbed his nose on the former’s neck. Aires rolled his eyes multiple times before he patted Hale’s back in a soothing manner.
Hahaha! He can bend!
Who tops though?
Lord Aires, obviously.
I’m sure Lord Aires wanted children.
Then make sure that the young master will return as a young miss.
“GET BACK TO WORK!” Hale’s father yelled with red beet face, fuming in anger. The son that he always wanted, being turned into a girl?! He wouldn’t even let that happen! He needed that son to carry his surname throughout a lot of generations in the future.
His son still have to inherit their company and be a Lord in a respected territory! Have children, grandchildren and great grandchildren carrying their surname of Grafton.
But when he saw the soft look that his wife gave to the two, he started to reconsider.
He placed his hand on his wife’s thigh, whispering in a hot, soothing breath, “Honey, how about making another one? I need a son, and you.”
His wife tripped her husband’s chair. A loud thud came from the hard carpeted floor, Hale’s mother stepped on her husband’s stomach with scorn. “How about you give birth for me?”
The aunt, that was ignored from the beginning, started to talk. “Hey, how about keeping Hale’s surname? If they had a son together, they can name it after your son. If there’s a second son, it’ll be named after Lord Aires. Sounds fair, right?”
Aires gave up listening to this family. How can they just decide for my life? They’re not even my real parents… not like I have one from the start. Sigh.
Hale started to snore on his shoulder, his grip was still like iron. Aires decided to skip eating and let this fcker of a friend to once sleep against his body. Since his friend’s emotional state was so fragile that he needed a friend to lean against. But not like that.
The dinner was served, the hall was filled with laughter and joy as they congratulated the young couple about their engagement. The couple also started to answer the questions thrown at them like how did they meet, when did they felt the love, and whatnots.
The lot of them never questioned as to why Aires didn’t eat while holding the sleeping Hale on his lap.
Though they were still amused as the two tall males almost stole the spotlight from the engaged couple, earning some scowls from the guy’s family.
When the dinner was over, they began to disperse to their room, leaving Aires with Hale on the master’s chair. The smaller male stirred from his sleep as he groggily looked up at Aires, he sniffled as he once again wrapped his arms to Aires’ neck from the latter’s waist.
“Mirabella… was engaged with another man… they… they never informed me… I still have the right to know…” Aires felt trickles of tears on his shoulder, wetting his black v-neck shirt. He sighed heavily as he gently rubbed his friend’s back.
“Hey, we never really get to think about it. It’s unexpected to me too, thinking that a girl who was so smitten with you back then was now engaged to another man. I know it hurts because you waited a lot of years for her to come back. You can’t do anything about it, neither can I. Let her do what she wanted to do and to live her life to the fullest without any regrets, we can’t dictate on how will she do it. Besides, there’s a lot of fish in the ocean, brother. First of all, focus on yourself more and the girl of your dreams will find her way leading to you.”
Hale, blinded by his circumstances and the comforting warmth he felt radiating from Aires, blurted without thinking, “Maybe life led me to you. You know… I always wish that I want to become a girl to be with you. But that was just my foolish thinking.”
Aires growled as he patted Hale’s bum. The latter let out a small whimper, which is really unexpected like what the fck to Aires. “Get off me now. I’m too hungry to even reason out with you.”
Hale shook his head and rested his head on the bigger male’s shoulder, “My wish to become a girl is stronger now.”
“Fck! You give me the creeps, dude! Now, get off! I want to eat!”
“I was kind of hoping that you’ll say that you would prefer to eat me.”
“I’m not a fcking cannibal.” Aires abruptly stood up and let Hale fall on the ground who groaned from the hard impact.