Preferences: Clones hiding their feelings.
| The 501st captain had tried everything: he tried meditating with Ahsoka, he tried to just not think about you, he tried not talking to you, he even once pleaded General Skywalker to reassign you to a different battalion. Nothing worked, he still had a massive crush on you and it was still painstakingly obvious. Everyone in his battalion was very aware of how their captain went from a cool and collected soldier to a bumbling, awkward fool every time you looked twice at him. He’d never been afraid to talk to a woman, Why now? Well, kriff, he could answer that himself: he was afraid of rejection and making things awkward between you two. Little did he know that you were struggling with the exact same thing. As funny as it was to watch the captain stumble over his words around you, it took the entire 501st to trick the both of you into asking each other out.
| Kix, my sweet little cinnamon roll of insecurities. He could handle grisly war wounds all day, but asking you out. /geez, a lightsaber would be easier to deal with./ Everyone around you can see how much the two of you like each other, and you’ve told multiple troopers that you were just waiting for him to ask you. Here’s how multiple conversations have ended.
| “Yeah, that sounds like it was hard. You must be amazing with your hands to be able to stitch that up so skillfully.” It was obvious you were flirting, laying it on real thick.
| “I guess, just like every other medic.” He shrugged, face lighting up red.
| “So I heard a bunch of troopers and some engineers are going out on the town when we touch down on Coruscant. I wanna go, but I don’t really wanna go alone… you know?” You looked up at him hopefully.
| “Oh, would you like- oh would you listen to that, I’m needed in the infirmary-nice talking to you!” He stuttered out as he backed away, face the color of Fox’s armor.
| “Kix, your comm didn’t even go off.” You told him with a ‘are you kidding me right now’ look. It wasn’t even blinking. He turned around all but sprinted away. “Kix, the med bay is the other way!”
| “It’s a short cut!” He yelled back. Did he feel bad? Yes. Did he want to take you out? More than anything. It’s gonna take a lot of pushing from his brothers to get him to ask you out.
| (This is really short). No other woman on Abafar that really looked twice at him. He was so scared of making things awkward between y’all. So to try to hide it, he would always make excuses if you asked him out anywhere. He knew if he was alone with you, he would say something embarrassing and couldn’t risk losing your friendship. He didn’t even brave that until the Republic came back around and he didn’t want to leave you.
Requested by anon. I realize it sucks, I apologize.