CHAPTER 2: The Present
“Here we are again back in another limo just like the first time we met. It’s been nearly a whole year.” Haru said. He smiled at Eito, the warmth reaching his eyes and lighting up his face.
Eito’s hand in Haru’s jiggled with his chuckle. “You think that was the first time we met?” He had abducted Haru in Vegas back then after drugging the drinks in his limo with sedatives.
“Huh? What’s so funny? What do you mean?”
“Nothing. I guess you could also say, ‘Here we are again on another island’--though you don’t own this one.”
Haru smiled at the memory of their first airport encounter and how he’d finally caught his mate and forcibly brought him to his private island.
Eito glanced out the window lazily taking in the surroundings. “It’s been a while since I’ve ridden in a car in Japan. It feels strange to be driving on the left side of the road.“ He yawned. “I’m sorry, I haven’t had a good night’s sleep in ages.”
Haru reached around Eito’s shoulder with his free hand and leaned him into his. “Go ahead and close your eyes. We still have a bit of distance to go.”
“Where are we headed, anyway?” Eito didn’t bother holding back his next yawn.
“I was going to take you to my home since it’s the weekend. I have an apartment closer to work, but since you’re here...Well, I want you all to myself without having to worry about thin walls and nosy neighbors.” He squeezed Eito’s hand slightly.
“Pfft, you’re such a perv.” Eito yawned again. “Well, I’ll just close my eyes for a minute.”He nodded off in the comfort of Haru’s familiar scent. In moments, his head lulled forward and off to the side as the car reached a curve in the road.
“You must have been exhausted.” Haru sighed. “And here I was looking forward to having you moan underneath me all night.” Looks like I’ll be working out again this evening. Hmm, maybe I’ll increase the reps a bit. He kissed Eito’s forehead and laid his head on his shoulder. Eito snuggled in closer unconsciously.
Ah, what’s this? My Omega is so adorable! He brushed his thumb over Eito’s lips, taking in his face--a smooth, square shape with an angular jawline. He ran his fingers through a lock of soft hair to reveal more of Eito’s honey brown skin.
Haru still couldn’t believe his good fortune. He’d been without his fated person for months only to suddenly have him sit next to him at the airport of all places. What was the saying? ‘If you love someone, set them free, if they come back it was meant to be’. You’re back. This means you’re mine, right?
Haru still had to fulfill his promise to overcome the obstacles keeping them apart. He cleaned out all the so-called scientists at his own company who sought to turn Eito into a lab rat after his parents sold him. He still needed to make amends for a wrong he did to the two people closest to Eito. Most of all, he needed to help Eito feel safe so that he would allow a permanent pairing.
He held Eito’s left hand up for a kiss. Eito’s fingers were long and delicate but his hands were still the sturdy hands of a man. Eito’s cuff slid back revealing week-old, yellow-green bruising around his wrists. Haru frowned slightly, reflecting on his lover’s stubborn independence. What can I do to hold onto you this time?
The hand around Eito’s shoulder tightened its grip.
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