p style="margin-bottom: 0.5cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"span style="text-decoration: none;"Clothes were scattered across the bedroom, trainers by the bottom of the bed, a few beanies not far out from that. /spanCharlotte seemed to be sat on the only space that wasn't cluttered, mostly because she had been there first. She mused along with Light, smiling at how frustrated he was getting and how cute his efforts were./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0.5cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""I'm so nervous about tomorrow," the little omega admitted, his hands pouring through his alabaster hair./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""You have nothing to worry about. Just pick one of their band shirts - which I know is hard enough since you have about five - some jeans and trainers. You'll be fine."/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Charlotte laughed in amusement at her own statement - she found it hard to believe Lights pure passion and embarrassment over a band./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""My brother's not that hard to impress." She saddled that in with a cheeky grin./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light glower down at the princess before falling back onto the bed even amongst the pile of clothes./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""It's not for Gale,"/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""Mhm...It's your first time going out in the city, it's natural to be nervous."/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"She didn't quite believe him after all. Sure, the whole thing wasn't for Gale, but it was a lie after all since there must have been a small slithering inside of him that worried what his spouse thought./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""What would people think of me showing up at a rock show in jeans and a t-shirt?"/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"He sighed into his palms, fingers covering his eyes./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""They wouldn't bat an eye lid. Well. They might. The city has grown up with the sight of me and Gale. Your new on the other hand," musing, the princess pointed to one of the shirts with their plain black and white logo. "I've seen you wear that one a lot."/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""It's my favourite, the first one I got, not to mention it's stupidly comfortable."/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""That's the one then. Better off wearing what your comfortable in."/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light mused it for a moment, "I guess so."/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""Got to admit, it's pretty nice of Gale to take you out, seems to have your tastes down to a tea,"/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Once more the omega glowered to her./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0.5cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""Don't be so grumpy," she playfully poked his side, "I'm allowed to poke fun. I'm your sister in law, that's practically your sister. I might as well be! Now go get changed and well pick the rest out!"/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0.5cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"- - -/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The alpha prince was sat anxiously on the edge of the sofa, perched as he waited for the little Light. He couldn't help but show his anxiousness, leg shacking restlessly as he stroked his chin. The air was starting to grow in - maybe he should of had a shave - any sort of hair on his chin was thick hair. At least it didn't show as much, matching his golden locks and mostly invisible in light. It wasn't like Light would be stroking his chin anyway./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The sound of the door way just down the hall way squeaked open and closed. Gale leapt to his feet before patting himself down./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Appearing around the corner Light didn't look a slight of place; the only difference was his grey beanie covering his stark hair. The to be king wanted to suggest removing it, though he had a suspicion that Light had every intention of covering his ivory hair./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"For once, with an odd glance, he seemed to be sizing the other up. His gaze, even his head titled back and forward a little, as he looked him up and down. Gale was not much different than little Light, apart from his shirt was just plain black and his jeans a bit looser and brighter with boots. He supposed Light had never seen him like this before./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""You look nice," Gale smiled, slightly nervous. Knowing if anything Light was probably more of a riddled wreck beneath skin./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""You-you do too," Light tried to say with just as much enthusiasm as the to be King, however it just didn't quite seem able to match his tone./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Clearly, he seemed a little confused to see this side of the alpha, just a little out of place for him./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""It's fine. I know your not used to seeing me dressed down," Gale checked them time, "should we get going?"/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light nodded, following him down through the palace into one of the lower regions he hadn't been into. Apparently this was were the garage was. On their way, it seemed most people in the palace seemed to know about there plans, wishing them a good time. Light turned crimson each time, even if he still managed a smile. It was clear, even through his shy embarrassment, he was excited./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Entering the garage he was quite surprised to see the range of cars and vehicles that the family had at their disposal. Some were very sleek and luxurious, fit for a royal members car. Though he doubted such cars ever made it far or had much mileage either. They looked to pristine to have passed the palaces gates once or twice let alone the city streets./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light found himself stopping at almost every car, until Gale continued on into the back of the garage, his boots tapping off of the concrete./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"It wasn't until they came to the only covered one in the whole collection./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light's spoke, stopping Gale in his tracks from pulling off the sheet./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""Guessing it doesn't get out much?"/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Gale smirked, "not as much since you arrived but she's well looked after."/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"With one firm tug Gale managed to clear the cloak from the entire car. It flung into the air, revelling a sleek, black muscle car. Lights look fell wide, compared to all of the other estate cars and royal limousines in the collection, it certainly has merit to be called Gales car./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Gale tugged the cloak back from the air, into himself and began to bundle the wrap up./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""Yup she hasn't been out in a good few weeks," he said with a rich tone of admiration in his voice. Putting the cloak by one of the cleaning benches on the wall, he came around to the passenger side, clicked the lock and swung open the wide heavy door for Light./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The omega moved slowly, coming around and trying his best to admire the car. It was blatantly obvious that it was one of Gales treasured possessions, though on the Isles they hadn't had much use for cars or vehicles as a whole. Mainly boats, which he had never been on. He didn't understand how to appreciate it, although he supposed you could start with the way it looked. It was a pretty sleek thing, even seeing a misfit for the to be king./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""After you," Gale insisted, side stepping so that Light could lower his way into the car. It wasn't much of an issue considering his size, but once in through the squeeze of the low frame car it was roomy./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Gale with grace shut the door and made his way around the other side. A slight grown escaped him as he contorted to get in and for a moment he wondered if the alpha was too tall./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;""So?" He asked eagerly, grin on his face. "what do you think?"/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Its-It's nice.'' Light said as positively as he could muster, but he was struggling with his words./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Gale laughed a little, ''it's fine if you don't like it.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I just don't know what to say. I haven't been in a lot of cars. It shows a lot about your tastes though,''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The alpha grinned, hovering his hand over the ignition, ''does it?''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light nodded, ''yup. Kind of a rebellious car amongst the estate of cars here, don't you think it says something about you?''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I just like fast cars,'' Gale admitted, even if it sounded stupid, ''make sure to strap yourself in.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Quickly, the omega complied, grabbing the strap and buckle, making them meet at his chest. He jerked back as the engine roared into life, the very seat he was in began to churn under him. Gale grinned at Light's slight look of terror, strapping himself in./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I promise you I'll behave whilst your in the car,''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''For some reason I think that's the first time you've lied to me.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Maybe just a little,''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Swiftly they pulled out of the side bay and their speed picked up quickly. The engine never grew quite or softer as they began to pick of speed. The gate to the garage, whilst seeming half a mile down the bunker styled room, began to pull up in anticipation of beasts roars of impatience. Light held onto the straps of his seat belt as they bolted out of the doors and headed along the under lane of the great bridge leading out of the palace. The dipping sun dipped in and out of view as columns of the bridge passed them at such speeds it became a flittering motion./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Looking to the alpha, the omega couldn't admit it but he was slightly afraid. This was going to be a very displaced night for him. The alpha though, was smiling widely with wild excitement. There was a twinge in his lips, as if he knew the omega was on looking and was enjoying the slight fear./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;" /p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"They'd left with plenty of time, had a drive in and around the city streets. The tinted windows gave them some privacy as they sat in the middle of lights in the central streets or queued to get out of certain motorways. Despite this, it seemed more than a handful of people noticed the car, knowing who it belonged to. But there looks were nothing more than looks and Light was surprised./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''See, it's not as bad as you imagined it, is it?'' Gale asked, getting out of the car./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"They'd parked down a small alley way, between two brick town houses, one filled with bars and the other seeming to be filled with student accommodation. There were signs littered all over the street, and in the near dark lights illuminated the rest of the way./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I'm surprised,'' Light admitted, hesitant to shut the door./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Without a thought, Gale came around and slammed it with more force than he was even pondering. /span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''At what exactly?'' The alpha-prince looked down to his omega. The little one seemed to notice their size difference, he felt small out in the city with a strong, tall alpha towering over him. He was sure Gale hadn't meant it, but he was closer than he would of liked./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''How people just looked – then that was it.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light's eyes drifted, catching a young couple come down the alley. Like others, they looked, the man nodding with a smile. But their look lingered on Light for a few more seconds before they carried on./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Even with his beanie and his jacket he was still far too easy to spot with alabaster locks and pale, fair skin. It must have been to easy to assume it was him when he was stood to the next king. Gale smiled at the most opportune moment./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''That's how things are. The public don't mind, their probably just looking at us and thinking we're having a date night.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light said nothing more and grew quite as they walked down the path for a little over a minute or two, until they seen a cropped out doorway with security out front. A few were in already as they approached, and with a wordless transaction, Gale provided a screen – Light assumed with their tickets on it – and they were let through. There was an immediate drop to a narrow and long staircase, the further they headed into the depths the more they could make the din out of a crowd of people. The alpha gently grabbed Light's shoulders and passed him to the front as it got even more narrow and as his hands slipped away, Light craned his hand back and clambered at Gale's jeans. The alpha was quick to respond, wrapping his fingers with the omegas own. Light held on tight, his hold becoming tighter as they finally stepped into the crowded room. There was a sea of people unlike he had ever seen, filled into a room not much bigger than their sitting room, lined to the wide, vibrant coloured bar and most of all packed towards the front stage where the lights were dimmed but equipment and stage hands could be made out./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Gale pulled them aside to the back of the bar, speaking a bit louder than usual and hunching slightly over for Light's benefit, ''we can stay here or we can try and make our way closer if you want.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"For a moment that Light didn't realise, he held himself up on his tip-toes, he could just make it over the crowd./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''No-'' he instantly lost his voice in the noise of the room, ''no! I'm good!''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Not long now,'' Gale said, watching as people were still coming in, ''I'm surprised their this popular filling the place up.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light said nothing, only just managing to pull a smile out to the future king. He knew not to push it, it was clear he was having an anxious moment after all – since when or ever had he ever been a room this large with complete strangers? More so strangers that he wasn't forced to mingle with or seemingly care of their small talk. This was an all new experience, being with other people that cared about the same thing as him./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The lights in the room dimmed and to his surprise the crowd cheered in the darkness for a little while. The amplify of an out of tune guitar string gently being tuned over a low, riding base was all they needed to get even more riled. The music started before the band could even be seen and from that moment on Light was completely entranced. The room melted away. He was finally witnessing the people of some of his favourite music and he couldn't help the thrill rising up in him./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;" /p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Their car doors slammed and the two sat in the darkness of the car for a moment. Light's face had a more or less permanent smile on it for the last hour and a half, and even having to battle a little bit through the crowd and that narrow staircase hadn't chased it away. He turned his head to Gale, his azure eyes gleaming with thrill and excitement./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Gale seemed assured then, this had been the right idea./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''So, guessing you enjoyed that?''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Are you kidding me that was amazing!'' Light burst out loud. ''It was so cool seeing them like that and so close! They played most of my favourite songs too!''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"What a relief./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I'm glad, for a moment there when we went in I wasn't sure if you were going to stick it out.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Are you kidding me! I want to do that again!''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Calm down, they probably won't be playing for a while if their doing a tour.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''There's other bands we both like isn't there?''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Well, yeah,'' Gale pondered, he wasn't sure if they should head home just yet. ''You know though, I'd still take you to see someone you really like even if I didn't. I might just ask for a favour in return.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Sounds like a deal to me,'' Light beamed enthusiastically./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The high in his voice was now starting to surprise Gale, it seemed like the little one was more or less up to anything. Again his hand hovered over the ignition, and his thoughts began to race ahead of him./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''You know Light, since we're already our here and you seem to be having a good time, why don't we go somewhere else? I know I said we'd go back after the gig but -''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Why not!'' Light smiled, ''I'm so-so-so buzzed right now. I don't want to go back, I'm too excited.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The alpha tried not to stare at Light for too long with his dumbfounded luck, now he was officially surprised though. Light seemed hyper. Maybe that wasn't a bad thing./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Cool! It's agreed, we'll make this one of the best nights you've ever had!''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The engine roared with the turn of Gale's hand and even then Light didn't seem afraid of the rebellious ignition./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"They went to grab food immediately after from a small little take-out shop, headed down to the entertainment side of the city and looked for arcades to get lost in, they'd even stayed in a rock bar for a little while, neither of them drinking but just seeing what kind of music went on from the inside. The night wasn't quite over when Gale raced off down winding streets, passing further and further houses then shops and main streets. Downwards the riverside. Finally, he pulled up at the end of a boat slip road into the main river, overlooking the black abyss of the wide body of water, next to the grand, illuminated bridge with the Palace not far off into view./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"They got out, Gale sat at the edge of the hood of his car, as Light stood only inches away from the water, listening to stream it carried calmly at the moment and the gentle laps it made at its banks. Boat lights could be made out in the distance and with it fog horns even further as they echoed. Riverside birds could be heard calling under the clear sky, full of stars./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Even when I've crammed as much into my night as I can, I like to come here to wind down. I've never really seen anyone else around, but it's a nice place to come and ponder or just to relax outside of the Palace even,'' Gale commented, shuffling further back onto the hood of his car./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I get why,'' Light admired, hesitantly following suite with Gale./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"He assumed a car of his calibre wouldn't be so easy to scratch up. He was a lot calmer than he was hours ago and feeling like he'd had the wind out of him now. Truth be told he was exhausted. He was just too interested on what Gale might say next here, than to fall asleep in the passenger seat of the car or even to ask if they could go home./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light sat up on the hood, his small height making it look a slight bit harder than the alpha./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Gale looked over to Light, ''have you had a nice night then?''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''You know what, it was a lot better than I thought it would be. I'm beat now though,'' he let go of all hesitance and lay down, one arm behind his head and the other across his torso, ''worth it.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I'm glad. I was really worried you'd hate it.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''It's a whole new side to... well everything. That take out place was really good and seeing the city was even better.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Just think, that's a small fraction of it all.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''We'll have to do it again.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''It's nice to know I've accomplished what I set out to do.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''You did a good job, I'll give you that.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light shifted to Gale slightly, sincerely looking to his spouse, ''thanks. For putting yourself out like that.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''It's fine, I did this for myself as well.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Gale smiled across to his young spouse and for what seemed the first time they didn't have an overly awkward moment of silence but rather a quite accommodation to each other. Both looked to the sky, gazing at the stars on the cold bonnet of Gale's car. For some reason, down by the river bank, and even with the gold hue of the city glow behind them, it seemed so easy to make them out. Light knew most of the constellations, if not all of them. He knew what time of night it was by just looking at them – at least when he was back at the Isles. Both him and his mother would stay up for countless hours when he was smaller, she'd always admired them too./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The omega sighed softly before uttering, ''my Mam would be happy to see me having fun.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Gale was struck frozen, turning his head to the young omega as he continued to stare ahead at the stars. His tone had settled, and whilst filled with the missing of his late mother, it seemed relived to be saying those words exactly./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Your Mother,'' Gale began, ''do you mind if I ask what she was like?''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"There was a considerable pause between his question and some sort of response./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Again Light sighed a little./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''She was always sort of withdrawn really. She didn't go out much, she wasn't a queen of the people as some said though she was very beloved still. Of course she didn't carry the light that our blood does, but she was the barer of a child that did. That just made the people love her even more. My Mam was a gentle women, soft and kind hearted... though I think that never did me much good.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Do you think she shielded you away too much?''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light nodded./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''It wasn't until my father passed away that she told me she resented his decision... the one he made to join the two nations. It was rare when she told me about it, or what I would expect, or anything really of the kind of stuff I've been going through. I don't think she did it with a bad intent, but I do think she just assumed I wouldn't face it somehow or that if she chose to push it out of our lives then it would go away... That changed when she got sick...''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The alpha sat in absolute silence, watching as Light's face contorted between his memories he was recalling back to the forefront of his mind. How happy, sad and melancholy it made him all at the same time./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Only then did she start to shed some light on what it would be like, though I think she left with much more left to say, I think she regretted it. Thinking like that makes me sad, you know? To leave your life, regretting so much, knowing your only son was alone and left with a duty left behind by his late father. I still feel sorry for her, I still miss her.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Your not alone Light,'' Gale said so softly, it was just above a whisper./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The omega turned his head, large eyes gazing across to the future king. A smile, swarmed with a sadness made it's way across his lips. He seemed at a loss for words, unable to find the need to merit to reject him right now./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''It's just very hard to trust you, Charlotte, the royal family and everyone else. In the grand scheme of things, I've lived a very small and sheltered life; I play so many roles I feel like I don't get to be me. I must be a prince that unites Isles and Land, I must be an omega, to my alpha, so that we may produce children to carry on a new line and a new kingdom alongside it. I must be the respectful prince, and the future barer of the both crowns futures. Most of all, I have this useless gift in my blood that I can't wield. I'm just lucky I'm not so sickly so young like my father, or his mother before him and a century of a bloodline. A rich history, wasted on a hopeless omega-prince that exhausts himself from sudden combustion. I've had my whole life set out in front of me before I was born and I'm still hopeless at it -''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light hadn't noticed in his loathing ramble of Gale's shift. The alpha had quickly sprung forward and his palm across the omegas mouth./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I don't want to hear you talk like that,'' he said sternly to the little prince, ''I don't care what you think of me right god damn now but you can't keep talking about yourself like that and you can't think these thoughts any longer.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The alpha had to take a moment to compose himself, so riled up, he didn't understand why this guttural response had been drawn up out of him./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Your not emjust/em that Light. You can be however you want to be. You're only seeing yourself like this because you've done nothing to take back your life and make it your own. We're both humans with heavy responsibilities just to title and blood, and that may be true, but there is nothing setting us from our own path. You can hate me, you can love me, you could turn around and ask to travel the world tomorrow, at the end of the day you are emLight Lux Insulam-Terra/emem. /emOn paper you might have the Terra name now, but you will always be Insulam. You can be an individual even through all of this. You can be the person you want to be and I won't damn well stop you but I will tell you when you need to get a grip of yourself. Because when you speak like that you need to.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light lay, baffled even when Gale had removed his hand. The alpha scratched the back of his head out of frustration and the need to advert his gaze./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Slowly, Light sat up on the car bonnet and brought his knees to his chest. For a moment or two, he continued to watch Gale, even when he stopped but continued to look away./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I need to know how you feel.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The alpha's head snapped back. His look lowered when he met the intense gaze of Light's blue orbs. He couldn't meet them again./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I think we should leave it before we ruin our night.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The omega held tightly onto his words, ''We've never sat down and spoke about it. I admit I've been frigged and put you off the whole time, but all I've been asking myself since we got back to the Palace is how you feel.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Slowly, the alpha looked up, his gaze at a loss. Still, Light held his gaze intensely on him, and for all that he had imagined him crying when he looked away, not a single tear had broken his wall yet./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Gale sighed heavily, trying to find the words and truly understand for himself what was going on. One moment they were fine, they were growing a little closer, then the next thing either of them knew was an immense wedge between them. It wasn't like any other relationship he had known before; and Light was completely new to the whole thing altogether./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Once more, Gale looked back, only to be held and fixated by Light's intense look./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I'm not sure, in all honesty. I wouldn't call it emlove/em, but I do care about you and I want to look out for you. I'll admit, I don't know how much of that is my liking towards you or if it is just the alpha instincts inside of me dictating it. All I know is that I have looked after your best interests since you came; I've tip-toed around you endlessly to try and make you happy but I realised until recently that wasn't possible until you were happy in yourself. Otherwise it was futile, and I would only end up driving you away.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Then why do this, why take us out?''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I got what I wanted. For a brief moment you let go of everything, you were having fun, you were emyou/em. It was worth it and I got to see what I needed to.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''And what's that?''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''For an hour so I believed that given time we might enjoy each others company more and we might fall in love but it's clear you have a lot to let go of first before that happens.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light had no response. Look turning sombre, he still continued to gaze softly at the alpha. He didn't know how to turn away right now, or if he could. These words were hurting more than anything right now./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I guess my question is do you hate me,'' Gale asked, flipping it around./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''No.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"Light replied instantly. The alpha was blown away by the quick and assured response. It might as well have been set in stone. A question he had been dreading since Light arrived, knowing one day sooner or later it would be asked./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''No I don't,'' Light continued, talking through the silence, feeling the need to justify his response. ''And I can see why you'd ask. I think you're right, hearing myself speaking the way I am about how I feel, it just feels like I'm projecting everything onto you, the resent has been there. I've resented the life choices you get to make, your freedom at times, I resent how much you know about how everything will work and how you're so cool and calm whilst I'm sat over here like a blubbering idiot most days of the week.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I'm far from cool and calm,'' Gale reassured, ''everyday I worry internally about what I might do or say next that's going to drive a wedge between us. I worry everyday when you're quite and withdrawn and I can't understand why. I'm growing to empathise with you but it just doesn't seem enough. In all honesty, whether we love each other or not I just want us to be happy.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The river along is banks could be heard so distinctly once Gale had finished. The alpha, frustrated and at a loss for words, didn't know how to carry this on. Suddenly, thrown on edge, Light snickered a little bit, shading his face away whilst he did. He came back, with a guilty look, knowing he shouldn't of burst out the way he did./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''It's funny.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''What is?''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I truthfully believe that you don't care, but the way you say it makes it sound like you're in love already.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''How's that funny to you?''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Because I love how honest you are when you find the courage to be. It's tragic in a funny way.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Do you know what I find funny?''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''What?''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''That you haven't burst into tears yet.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Now that's uncalled for,'' Light took it on the chin./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Why is it just now we're having a conversation where we're batting the other about and we're fine, yet the moment I mention anything that tugs at your heart strings you go into your room crying?''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The omega patted his knees, still head towards his chest./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Like I said before, I got to see something new tonight. Things change quickly when you see everything in front of you that you're meant to.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''I just don't want to go back to butting heads tomorrow, that's all.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''Why don't we be honest to ourselves. When we need to admit something we'll do it.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"''And give this married life a proper go?'' Gale joked./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"For a moment, Light pondered on it. ''Maybe we should.''/span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"It wasn't long after that when their silence settled in the for the night. There wasn't much to talk about after all, nearly everything they had was brought up to air and scrutinized over. It was shortly after that when Light fell asleep in the early hours of the morning and Gale decided it was time to call it a night./span/p
p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; widows: 2; orphans: 2;"span style="color: #000000;"The whole car drive home, Light slept soundlessly in the passenger seat as the future king softly drove through empty, dim city streets. When they got home and Gale had put Light down to bed, it was only then that he stirred, reluctant to let go of the alpha. The prince was unsure what to do, nevertheless unsure of how it would play out in the morning. However, an unusually tight grip held his arm and he didn't have the strength to walk the moderate few paces to his own bed, never mind fight off the sleepy omega. Half reluctantly, for the second time in less than a fortnight, Gale climbed into Light's bed alongside him./span/p