I actually found a way to make this not angsty, I’m a little impressed myself! After the angst of the last one I figured we could use some good ol canonverse kylux ;) ~1,4k!
31. “You lied to me.”
Hux waits for Ren to step off the transport docking in the ship’s largest landing bay, hands clasped behind his back. He’s not wearing his greatcoat, and his face is schooled into blankness, trying to appear like he does this for every high clearance level transport that docks aboard the Finalizer. Detached. Protocol.
Ren knows better, infuriatingly, knows Hux’s presence is a special occasion and he’ll extrapolate whatever sentimental nonsense from it that he fancies. Better though that his officers think that his being there means a surprise inspection, instead of the absurd notion that he had missed Kylo Ren while he was away.
The ship settles and after a moment the exit ramp begins to lower with a hiss. Then he’s there, striding straight-backed and powerful out of the ship and wearing a new set of robes that billow out behind him as he approaches.
Hux berates himself for noticing.