Ash tried to think of a good way to put this. Eventually he just sighed; he wasn't good at explaining things anyway, might as well just put it bluntly. "We're thinking of leaving the country, Aiden," he murmured, gently taking Aiden's hands in his own. "You'll be safer that way. I'll come with you, so you won't be alone. Okay?"
Aiden watched both of them waiting for someone to explain. He tensed when Ash talked about him leaving the country. "You'll come with me? Promise?" he whispered meeting Ash's eyes. Julie let Ash explain. "Yes he'll come with you. I was thinking Ireland or Australia. I know other demons there that will help you settle down." She explained. Aiden slowly made his way into Ash's arms snuggling against his chest. "I'll go if you come with me." he whispered.
"Of course I'll come with you," Ash murmured, holding the small boy close and kissing his hair lightly. "I promise." It always felt nice, having Aiden in his arms; Ash wished he could do this forever. "And when we go, you'll be so much safer, and we won't have to worry anymore. Wouldn't that be nice? You won't have to be scared anymore." He hoped, anyway.
'Not being scared...' Aiden thought to himself. It sounded impossible but somehow he was hopeful. "That would be really nice." he whispered. Aiden was beginning to love being in Ash's arms. He felt safe and like no one could ever hurt him. "So Ireland or Australia?" Julie asked them. Aiden bit his bottom lip. "I'm thinking Ireland. Ash?" he asked.
Ash simply shrugged. It wasn't like he'd been to either country, so he didn't really have a preference. "Ireland works," he said, nodding as he played gently with Aiden's hair. So they'd have to start packing soon, and getting everything ready... What was he supposed to take with him?
Aiden purred quietly finally calming down all the way. He loved the way Ash's fingers felt in his hair. "Okay so Ireland. I'll have Garrett get the tickets." Julie said pulling out a phone dialing the male. AIden winced at hearing his name hiding his face in Ash's chest. "Sorry." he whispered. Aiden felt like Ash didn't want to be comforting Ash all the time so he apologized frequently.
Ash tossed Julie a worn look before looking down at Aiden, kissing his hair. "Don't be sorry," he assured in a whisper, holding him a little tighter. He wished he could just prtect Aiden from everything, from the world. "I like holding you, anyway." Aiden was just so small, and it was nice to hold him. Warm.
Julie bit her bottom lip mouthing 'Sorry.' in Ash's direction. She kept forgetting that Aiden was really touchy on the Garrett subject. That was mostly due to the fact that the half cat had been running from them for some time. "You do?" Aiden purred looking up with his big green eyes at Ash's face. Aiden was naturally warm because of his animal body heat. When Julie got off the phone she looked over at the two male's. "We've got the flight booked for tomorrow night. I would suggest packing everything up. Just personal belongings will be fine. The people I know there will supply everything else until you two get on your feet."
"Of course I do," Ash murmured with a faint smile down at Aiden, before looing over at Julie. "Alright then. That should work, I think." Tomorrow night... For some reason, that felt so far away. But, at the same time, much too soon. Especially going to a totally different part of the world. Aiden had probably never been to Ireland either, had he? Ash sighed softly, resting his head on Aiden's shoulder.
Aiden purred quietly feeling Ash's head on his shoulder. He laid his own head on Ash's feeling safe and content with him there. "I’ll have a truck here for you to load all your things and will take you to the airport.” As Julie spoke she seemed to be lost in thought about something. She walked out of the room to give the two males privacy and to get some quiet. Aiden nuzzled his face against the side of Ash’s neck because it kept Aiden calm and made him feel soothed.
Ash smiled faintly, just listening to Aiden purr like the adorable kitten he was. It was very nice, just holding him there, and Ash felt like he could do this forever without tiring of it. His smile began to fade, though, and he let his eyes close, just relaxing. "Aiden," he murmured softly, "Are you happy?"
Aiden's ears twitched when he heard Ash's question. "Happy?" Aiden bit his bottom lip contemplating this for a moment. "When I'm with you... I'm happy." he whispered, his tone sounding like he was confessing something. "I feel really safe with you." Aiden admitted looking up at Ash's face. Suddenly his hair turned a bright purple colour as did his eyes. He had never been purple before but the way his face looked suggested it meant love.
Ash felt his lips pull slightly upward into a smile. "Good," he whispered, giving Aiden a small kiss on the cheek before pulling away to look at him. Purple hair this time... What did that mean? Happy? Sad? ash laughed softly, playing with Aiden's hair carefully. "I'm glad it isn't blue," he mused absently. "This is a good colour, right?"
Aiden's purr went loud and strong when he felt more of Ash's affection. "What colour is it?" The small boy asked Ash. He made some hair fall into his eyes and blinked. "It's... It's never b-been purple bef-fore." Aiden whispered. His face suddenly went bright red like he knew what it meant but was too embarrassed to say. "It's g-good." he gulped nervously.
"Is it?" Ash raised a curious brow, smirking at Aiden in amusement. Why would he be so embarrassed if it was something good? "Well... It can't be too good if it's making you all nervous like this..." Ash said, brushing his fingers along Aiden's cheek very lightly. "Is there something wrong?"
"N-No." Aiden whispered. He was feeling a mix of emotions as he sat in Ash's lap looking up at him. "I just..." he shook his head. He feared to tell Ash that he loved him because he didn't want to be rejected or labeled as a freak. A lot of people would consider feeling love this earlier downright insane. They barely knew each other.
Julie came in before Aiden could say anything else making him let out a sigh of relief. "You two need to get ready right now." she said in an urgent voice. "I'm taking you to a small apartment. Just got wind that more demons are on their way to get Aiden. Come on get up!"
"More?" How many demons were there, anyway? Ash quickly - but carefully, of course - moved Aiden off his lap and stood up, heading to his closet to find the clothes he could take. "Aiden, get all the clothes we bought for you, okay? And just put them on the bed. I'll find the suitcases and stuff in a minute." Well this was just great.
"Yes more. Dragons by the looks of it." Julie informed them making Aiden's eyes go wide. "Dragons? But that means..." he whispered instantly getting up. "Okay we have to leave now. They will kill you." he told Ash starting to throw clothes out of the dresser and closet onto the bed including the clothes Ash had gotten for him. Aiden was shaking but was forcing himself not to just lay down and whimper. He was usually scared but when it came to Ash's safety he would try to be stronger. Julie looked at Ash. "I realize you don't know what we mean by dragon... I'll explain the types of animal demons and everything later."
"Yes, I'm seriously confused," Ash admitted, shoving shoes and clothes into a dufflebag before helping Aiden with his own clothes. "But we can talk later." Kill? Was that what Aiden said? Great... Just what he needed. Death. So many things were rushing through Ash's mind right now, and he could barely think straight. "So why would they want to kill me, exactly?"
Julie started helping them with the clothes. After the drawers and closet were cleaned out she started helping take them out to the taxi she had gotten. "Because you're h-helping me." Aiden said in a calm, slightly quivering voice. His hands were shaking as he tried not to think of Ash getting hurt. He grabbed his bag of clothes and headed outside.