"Quick, hide me!”
i didn’t forget! sorry, i just came down with a nasty stomach bug that ruined my weekend but here we go (prompt from here)
Hux looks up from his laptop when he hears the door open. His neighbor comes in, half naked (which seems to be his natural state) and looking like he just rolled out of bed.
“Quick, hide me,” Kylo says and Hux rolls his eyes and turns his attention back to the laptop.
“I gave you the keys so you can feed my cat when I’m out of town and not to hide at my flat just because you don’t want to meet your disgusting hook-ups in the daylight.” He can hear Kylo walk to the kitchen and open the fridge.
“Excuse me,” Kylo tells him and Hux can hear his orange juice being opened filled into a glass. “They are not disgusting. I just give them an easy way out. No hard feelings.”
Hux huffs and turns around then. Leaning, over the back of his chair, he looks at Kylo, who stands in his kitchen as if he owns it, and who indeed drinks the last of his orange juice.
“Or you can…you know, tell them you’re not interested in more.”
“I’m not a heart breaker, Hux. That’s your nickname. Breaking my heart every time you say no when I ask you out,” Kylo says and sits down on Hux’s couch, taking Hux’s remote and turning on Hux’s tv. Hux has the feeling Kylo uses everything that belongs to Hux, as if he owns it. Hux lets him though. He can’t pinpoint why. Instead of being angry, he just keeps “hiding” Kylo here and lets him roam around.
“I’m sorry, Kylo,” Hux tells him as he turns back to his laptop. “But where would you hide when you toss me aside like everyone else? I’m just doing you a favor.”
Kylo snorts and Hux can hear he’s turned on Ninja Warrior.
“I’d never, Hux,” Kylo says. “I’d actually keep you, if I’d get you.”
Despite it being cheesy, Hux can’t help but smile a bit. Stupid Kylo. Hux finishes the sentence he was typing when Kylo came in, saves the document and then closes the laptop.
He gets up from the chair and can hear a door outside being opened and closed. Heels clicking on the floor.
“I think your night entertainment is gone. You can go back now,” Hux tells him and sits down on the couch next to Kylo. “So I can turn off that rubbish,” he adds, gesturing to the tv.
Kylo chuckles and stretches. His arm lands on the back of the couch, right behind Hux’s shoulders.
“I’d rather stay here.”
“I’d rather you go.”
“Tell you what. You finally agree to go to dinner with me, and I’ll leave now. So you can prepare for our dinner date.”
Hux rolls his eyes at Kylo’s words and punches Kylo’s shoulder. Kylo laughs and rubs the bruised spot. “C’mon,” Kylo says. “This gotta be the 100th time I asked you. You have to give in some day.”
“Some day maybe, but not today.”
“Just leave, Kylo,” Hux says, but he laughs a bit because Kylo is ridiculous.
“Please, Hux. I have coupons for Red Lobster even.”
“Classy,” Hux mutters and feels a bit insulted all of the sudden. Before it can grow into a full pout, there’s suddenly Kylo’s arm around him and Kylo is half hugging him.
“I’m just joking. Dinner tonight. At mine. You. Me, And my mean lasagna.”
“You can cook?”
“Only that recipe.”
Hux sighs and damn, it feels good. Kylo’s arm around him like that. And really, whom is he kidding anyway? He doesn’t know why he declined Kylo’s invitations again and again. He admitted to himself he has the hots for his neighbor, ages ago.
“Fine,” he hears himself saying. Because why the fuck not? “But I’m bringing the wine. I bet your wine only exists as boxed wine,” he sneers.
Kylo laughs again and his lips brush Hux’s temple. It’s half a kiss only, and Hux’s heart is already speeding up. Kylo gets up from the couch then, and Hux already misses his warmth.
“Awesome. It’s a date then. I’ll leave you in peace now, clean the apartment, clean myself.” He winks and it should be ridiculous.
“You’re not as smooth as you think, you know?” Hux asks, but can’t hide his smile. Kylo smiles back and walks over to the door.
“Seven on the dot,” he tells Hux, waves, blows him a kiss and leaves. Hux can hear him singing in the hallway.
“Ridiculous,” Hux repeats to himself. He grabs the remote to change the channel.
He grins like a fool throughout the whole episode of Magnum, p.i.