this is literally all that came to mind I am so sorry lmao
It was easy, to settle into life with the 501st. Mostly, at least.
You were young, and ready to fight. You would protect your planet, and then you would protect the galaxy. Most of the clones liked you, and Ahsoka was fun to talk to. You liked the teenager, and she looked up to you, you liked to think. You definitely weren’t worse than Anakin, at least.
The problem was Rex.
He would always frown at you, and scold you during training exercises, and at one point, he even said you were dead weight.
“Why does he hate me?” You complained to Kix, who snorted.
“I’m going to go ahead and be an ass and assume you mean Captain Rex.” The medic replied.
“Of course I mean Captain Rex! He’s always on my case, telling me I’m dead weight and going to get someone killed!” You whined.
“Yeah, him.” Kix muttered into his drink, and you looked at him.
“What?” You asked. Kix looked at you, eyes wide.
“Why does he think I’m going to get him killed?!” You weren’t asking anymore, you were demanding.
“Because he likes you, Shiny!” Fives snorted, dropping into the seat on your other side. You were now bracketed by both clones. “Rex doesn’t know how to act around you, so he goes hard on you because you’re karkin’ killing him with that smile. He doesn’t see you smiling, and he can breathe again.”
“… What the fuck?” You asked, utterly confused.
“I’ve known Rex for a long time.” Fives promised, “He tells me these things.”
“Yeah, because him being drugged up last week had nothing to do with it.” Kix snorted, and your felt your face grow hot. Fives grinned, though you paled a moment later, seeing Rex enter the rec room.
“So, wonderful honorary vod, what are you going to do, now that you know the captain returns your feelings?” The ARC trooper asked, and your face burned, as Rex stared at you, eyes wide and his face blushing lightly.