Your appearance is an epitome of deception.
Exuding innocence and allure, and promising ambrosia,
Your sharp edged petals and hidden thorns guard venom.
You do not forgive those who maim you.
Your eyes sparkle with charm, and something more.
With glistening skin and shy half-smiles,
You twist concepts and bend resolves.
You have curves that spell a mystery.
Your laugh is that of a wildchild, and intentions, anarchist.
The blueprints of your actions are written in riddles,
And ink bleeds out of them, fast.
You are a masterkey to all locks.
Your gait sketches puzzles, and your fingers play games.
Equally capable of pain and pleasure, your tools are proud,
For such a deft mistress guarantees practice and victory.
You gain in all you partake.
You do not know thoughtlessness or routine.
Planning is pivotal to success, but change is hailed,
Risk contours all your schemes.
You draw life from spontaneity.
You are the cunning cuckoo and the clever raven;
The sweet koel and the garish peacock,
The graceful swan and the soaring albatross.
You have wings of gold and a diamond skeleton.
Your shoulderblades seem ready to spring into wings,
and take you back to the world you come from;
you do not belong to ours.
"Wings of Gold and Diamond Skeleton“, by nirantar (Anushree).
your fic is AMAAAAAAZING (seriously, how do you write so well?) I was wondering if you had any headcanons for Emperor Hux deciding he wants Senator/Jedi Ben Solo for a consort. (Why yes, I did fall into the Kylo Amidala trashcan - I mean tag - why do you ask?)
*slides in* POLITICAL MARRIAGE AU?
Okay first of all you’re SO kind, thank you <3 the answer is lots of practice and lots of studying grammar and reading The Elements of Style a LOT.
okay BUT THIS AU.
Hux knows from the moment he sees Leia Organa’s pretty, peacocking son that he wants him. He’s drawn in by all the glittering fineries, the elaborate hair and delicate and careful makeup and the way he walks like he owns the entire galaxy. He has to have him. So he proposes an idea to Leia: a political alliance, sealed through marriage, to bring peace and prosperity to the galaxy. At first Leia is OUTRAGED that he would even suggest it, but Ben draws to his full height and tilts his chin and says he’s willing to do what he must for the safety of his people.
The marriage is huge. HUGE. They stage a grand affair for the people to attend. Ben is lovely and Hux is dashing and everyone is enamored with this beautiful couple. Back at home (which I imagine is the Finalizer) things are tense. Hux teases and eggs Ben on every chance he gets to draw out that swift and defensive personality, and Ben avoids speaking and interacting with him at all costs.
And then something happens, some attack on the ship or someone specifically goes after Hux and Ben steps in and takes them DOWN. Hux is astounded. This glittering bird is a formidable warrior and Hux had NO idea he was anything other than pretty. Believe me Hux straightens the fuck out and shows some respect after that.