“You’ve been grading those papers for
two hours now.”
Jungkook grunted, scribbling onto the
paper. The red pen wriggled in between his fingers as he squinted at the
answers on the paper. After finally marking the final test in his class,
Jungkook let out a sigh. Dropping the pen onto the table, it rolled loudly as
he pressed his back against the wooden chair. He winced as his muscles
stiffened. He was tired. Glancing at his phone, he turned it on with the push
of a button:
He sighed once more, running a hand
down his face. He craned his head over his shoulder to Yugyeom. His friend was
sprawled across his sofa underneath an abundance of pillows. He frowned,
ruffling the back of his head, “Stop working for once and come chill with me.”
Goblin King Hux doing the crystal juggling to try and woo Ben.
Hux sat crosslegged atop the wall his labyrinth had built in front of Ben. He couldn’t help but smile at the young man’s frustration at his run being impeded once again. He’d actually punched the bricks and screamed! Such passion! Such dedication! A wonderful runner indeed.
At this rate the runner would win long before the thirteen hours were up, and Hux could not allow such a blow to his reputation. Time to add a little temptation to the mix.
He lounged back slightly, noting the way Ben’s eyes flickered towards his crotch. So that hadn’t been imagined then- Ben did desire him, at least aesthetically speaking. Another weapon for his arsenal. Hux was glad for once that his traditional garb showed off his figure so well. No complaints about his slimness from this one. Perhaps Ben would prefer a partner who contrasted with his own well developed muscles. What a delightful thought.
“This is cheating,” Ben grumbled in a low voice.
“Hardly. It’s my labyrinth, I make the rules.” Hux said blithely.
Ben huffed and aimed a kick at the base of the wall. The stones tried to bite him. “Argh! I hate this place! What do you want now?”
Oh, everything, my dear Ben, everything, Hux thought as he reached out and plucked a glittering sphere from the air in front of that prominent nose. Instead he said, “I’ve brought you a gift.”
“What is it?” Ben asked, frowning suspiciously when Hux allowed the object to roll down his fingers before flicking his hand to bring it to the back of his hand.
“It’s a crystal. Nothing more.” He said in a slow hypnotic voice. The crystal rolled back and forth, painting Ben’s face with beautiful light. “But if you turn it this way and look into it, it will show you your dreams. But this is not a gift for an ordinary boy who takes care of a vicious brat.”
Something flashed in Ben’s eyes, something ancient that made Goblin King’s skin crawl.
With unexpected speed Ben knocked the crystal away to shatter on the stones.
“If you knew even half my dreams you wouldn’t threaten me like that!” Ben spat. He turned to jog back the way he’d come. “Now leave me all to finish your damn labyrinth and save my cousin!”
No, Hux thought, I really don’t think I will. What are you, Ben Organa?