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Oh my god "amy and dan are a house of cards prequel" can you imagine though, the journey they take from stressed out internal screaming, but still pretty good at their jobs, to lazy, soft spoken, math stweart clean lions just, squinting at people and moving them around like they're seats at a state dinner. just dismantling and reassembling the white house. With POTUS Amy, the madam president America deserves, and FHOTUS Dan the actual right hand to the president. This is the shit I live for.
No sorry, fuck sorry, same anon, but can you imagine how good president Amy would be? She’s been doing Selina’s job for her most of this time. Holy shit she’d Achilles Selina’s Agamemnon. Like she’d be a president who was just as busy and hard working as her staff, and she’s done it all before so she’d be graceful as fuck about it. Imagine Beard Dan just wandering in to the new veep staff and just being like “Pardon me, what the fuck do you think you’re doing? is that Every Breath You Take?”
I KNOW!! IT’S A GREAT IDEA!! but honestly like i think the thing about veep that’s so incompatible with house of cards - even given that like, in the right circumstance amy could be really REALLY effective - is that it’s an entirely different universe which you know, allows for actual follies to occur in politics not for any reason other than the fact that, you know, it’s incompetence rather than a scheme backfiring
but yeah man i just want the two of them to start power coupling esp since how WEIRD they are about each other.
Little Kylux fic that sort of got away from me, from a prompt from the fantastic @a-king-reciting-hamlet, in return for the fic she wrote me :)
‘Hux and Kylo get drunk together (purposefully or not) after a
particularly harsh scolding from Snoke. Chaos ensues- they get blind
drunk and pass out in each other’s arms. Waking up is the most
awkward thing. And Kylo’s elbow is in Hux’s stomach.’
did not cry. In fact Hux very rarely indicted he felt any emotions at
all, save for frustration, rage and hatred. It seemed to Kylo that
the only emotions the general did feel were directly related to
power, and his unfailing grip on it.
The latest mission, a
spying mission to a small desert planet was a complete disaster. Two
Stormtroopers, hand-selected by Hux himself, had managed to
infiltrate a training group of resistance fighters, with the
objective of destroying the entire squadron, and much of it’s
infrastructure. Really, it was a suicide mission. Both troopers knew
this, went in more than willing to sacrifice their short and
miserable lives for the Order.
Well, they’d assured Hux of
this just before they left. Two days after their departure, both had
stopped reporting. After further investigation, it was revealed that
they had defected to the resistance. Perhaps his grip was slackening.
In his mind he resolved to redouble the discipline on his men,
beatings for even the slightest infractions. He could not slip again.
had chosen to ignore all this. Ren stood, silent and head bowed in
the holochamber, not even glancing at Hux. ‘…incompetent, both of
you!.’ Snoke raged, Hux trying to keep his face placid and his
stare level. He’d faced worse than this. He didn’t even bother
to mention the reams of paperwork and the endless meetings with
finance that Ren’s latest outbursts had caused him. If he could get
away with it, he’d willingly strangle the overgrown child in his
you, General’ Snoke turned, his eyes boring into Hux. ‘This is
the third incident of such staggering failure. Your dispatch would
bring me little pleasure, however plenty more officers would
willingly take your place. I will watch your actions with interest.’It
was a fight to keep his voice even, but the general had years of
practice in icy indifference. ‘Of course, Sir. Any distractions
will be taken care of, and I will return my focus to the order.’
could have sworn he saw Ren smirk, the bastard.‘Ren.
Your powers are useless without control. You are of little use to me,
a spoiled and petulant child. Your emotions will be your downfall.
Should you wish to prove your commitment, I suggest you..detatch
yourself.’ His eyes drifted knowingly to Hux before he blinked
stared into the empty space where Snoke had been. This was it,
demotion, exile, or execution. He wasn’t sure what was worse.
Allowing every gruesome possibility to swim through his mind like
fish downstream, he continued standing at parade rest as usually did,
feet planted, back perfectly straight. He thought that Kylo had left
the room when he allowed a couple of tears to slip steadily down one
a fortifying deep breath, he turned to walk out of the door. Ren
stared at him as though he had suddenly grown an extra head. Hux
only scowled at him, wiping his cheek with the back of his hand. He
would not give this idiot, this lumbering infant, the satisfaction of
Hux losing his temper. Ren continued to look at him curiously.
Unable to think of something suitably cutting to say, he
marched from the room, his greatcoat sweeping behind him. He seethed
all the way to his quarters, embarrassed and defeated. Woe betide
anyone who got in his way. He very rarely drank, he was not a social
man and drunkenness had always seemed a deeply undignified and
now alone in his bedroom, and unable to see any other promising
options, he reached for a large, unopened bottle of clear liquid that
sat on the top shelf, and poured himself a large glassful, collapsing
into the chair by a small table and kicking off his boots irritably.
had taken the first deep swig from a second glass and surfaced,
coughing, when Ren entered. He considered pointing out Ren’s lack
of security clearance for his quarters and never-ending flair for
drama. But he made do with an arched eyebrow.‘I
was…concerned.’ He said slowly by way of explanation.
only laughed softly, looking down at a hole forming in the toe of one
sock. How appropriate. ‘Considering my impending exile or demotion
to some forsaken hell-hole light years from anywhere, or swift exit
via the nearest airlock, I’d suggest you not worry yourself, Ren.’
looked thoughtful again for a moment ‘Kylo, please, General. Or
Hux, if you’d prefer.’Hux
bristled a little but let it pass. There seemed little point
protesting ‘Fine, of course, Kylo.’ He sighed, glancing back up
at him. ‘I can’t believe I’d ask, but care for a drink?’ Kylo
took a deep drink from the offered glass, wincing at the taste. ‘Just
one?’ Hux shrugged. He had little tolerance for the stuff but fully
intended to drink himself into oblivion.
seems strange’ he remarked, still looking at his worn sock ‘but
after the second glass none of it seems so important any more. Which
is probably why I usually abstain.’ He looked up at Kylo with
something remarkably like a grin.
half-smiled in response. His face looked somehow more lop-sided when
he did so. Mercifully he didn’t mention Hux’s earlier emotional
lapse. ‘Perhaps I need a couple more then.’ He downed his glass
and Hux re-filled both of them.
After a few minutes quiet drinking
and staring at the floor, Kylo spoke again‘I
don’t see why Snoke continues to threaten you. He knows it’s
ineffective and you’re the best he has.’ The attempt at a
compliment threw Hux’s already jumbled mind into further disarray.
Company that he was not obligated to spend time with was unusual, but
in the moment, he was grateful.
not sure about some of the Leader’s decisions. Maybe they’re
beyond me.’ At one time, Kylo would have drawn his lightsabre and
sliced him neatly in two for this heresy. Now he only nodded, taking
another deep draught.
is your father?’ he asked eventually, turning to look at Hux. Even
drunk it struck him as a strange question given recent events.
He lives on a forested planet, away from the struggles of the Order.
I’m not sure if he’s still alive, we stopped speaking after I
left the academy.’ Brief, but far more than he’s told anybody
aboard this floating hulk. Kylo nods again, and now he’s staring at
Hux, taking him in. It’s strangely uncomfortable, like being under
He speaks quietly although his rumbling voice still cuts through the
room. 'My father was weak. He never understood the power of the dark
side. It undid him. Yours saw the power of the Order, and you were
destined, molded for this job from birth. Strange how we both find
was all becoming a little profound for Hux. His father had been a
bullying tyrant, but Hux had grown a thick skin in response. It had
allowed him to rise to his current rank by his own strategy,
ruthlessly seeing off opponents and crushing dissent beneath his
boot. 'Very strange.’ he mused, returning to his drink. Kylo was
still staring at him.
draining his glass, Hux suddenly realized how desperately he had to
piss. He stood, a little ungainly, and made his way slowly to the
bathroom. Kylo observed him with apparent amusement. The room span as
he stood at the sink, although not unpleasantly, He could feel
oblivion teasing at the corners of his mind.
isn’t precisely sure of how he ended up on the bed. It somehow
seemed easier than negotiating the table and chairs. He’s managed
to get his tunic unbuttoned and flops onto the bed in just an
Order-issued t-shirt and his trousers. Kylo
has lain on the bed too, his long legs crossed at the ankle, his
large, pale hands resting on his stomach. His eyes are closed. He
looks a little vulnerable, and strangely elegant despite there being
so much of him.
Opening his eyes, Hux realizes dimly that he is
closer that he has ever been to Kylo. He smells like the trees that
grew in his mother’s garden. He breathes steadily, although he’s not
turns his head to Hux, a slightly drunken grin pulling at one side of
his mouth. 'I’m in your bed, general.’ he slurs, apparently finding
this amusing. 'You’re also a sloppy drunk.’ Hux comments, but he’s
smiling. Nobody has been in his bed for a long time.
offered, and I drank.’ Kylo protests, turning to lie on his side. Had
he not already been well-oiled, the fumes on the younger man’s breath
would have done the job. Kylo giggles. It’s a strange, high-pitched
noise. Hux finds himself giggling too, an infectious fit of giggles
although neither can quite put their finger on what’s funny other
than the usually imposing, rumbling sith lord giggling like a little
it eventually subsides and Hux regains his breath, they are almost
nose to nose. When did that happen? Kylo does have rather attractive
brown eyes, kind of…melty (the best adjective Hux’s inebriated
brain can provide). He thinks it’s a shame he has to wear that damn
mask all the time when Kylo mumbles something.
missing a beat Kylo is pressing his lips to Hux’s, one of his hands
slipping into the small of his back to pull him closer An unexpected
turn of events. Hux forgets that he’s supposed to respond for a few
seconds, before his traitorous body decides that it rather liked how
this was going. Before he knows, his hand is sliding across Kylo’s
hip, and his tongue is seeking to explore a little more of his mouth.
Kylo’s other hand has found it’s way beneath Hux’s neck and is in his
hair, his rough fingertips messing it up. He’s reduced men to tears
for lesser offences, but this feels incredible, and he can’t stop a
loud moan as the long fingers trace across his scalp. Kylo’s
hands continue, tracing his scalp, neck, every ridge and sharp curve
of Hux’s back, eventually impatiently pushing the hem of his t-shirt
aside at his waist to stroke the skin beneath. Hux is gasping against
his ear even though he really shouldn’t be, his own hands have pushed
a lot of the flowing nonsense that is Kylo’s robe aside, his lips
seeking to kiss, and suck, leaving pink marks along the length of
that pale neck.
not sure when they fall asleep. He’s sprawled across Kylo, his head
head on his chest, a lazy heartbeat lulling him into deep sleep, the
man’s arm warm around his back.
He wakes to a sharp pain in his
stomach. Alter that, sharp pain everywhere. He’s slow to come around,
dragging himself into consciousness. He can feel the soft huffs of
breathing on the top of his head. Oh. He opens his eyes, painfully
slow, and sees the handful of black cloth balled in his fist. And the
broad chest that it’s attatched to. Oh. Right. Ren.
who is currently slumbering peacefully beneath him, drooling a little
from his parted lips, messy black hair fanned across his pillows. Ren
who he got blind drunk with last night. And..oh. The memory of the
kiss hit him like a hammer between the eyes.
Before he could
berate himself any further, Ren- Sorry, Kylo, began to stir. Through
one half-opened eye, he gauged Hux, waiting for him to explode.
'Morning, General.’ he murmured lazily.
quickly tried to untangle himself, the sharp pain in his stomach
turning out to be Kylo’s elbow. 'So I…we….forgot ourselves a
little last night.’ He couldn’t quite meet Kylo’s gaze. What the hell
was wrong with him? Kylo smiled that irritating little half-smile.
'You didn’t seem to mind.’
'I fear that may have been a
mistake.’ Hux replied, moving to get out of bed. 'We can forget about
this and go back to…abstaining.’ he groaned, remembering the
Leader’s words from yesterday and how awful his life was about to
get. This and emotional complications that he really didn’t need,
An arm catching him around the waist stopped him
getting out of bed, and with surprising stregnth Kylo had thrown him
back onto the mattress. Before he had time to ask exactly what he was
doing, his lips were covered by Kylo’s, and he was rapidly forgetting
exactly what he had to say. 'As I said’ Kylo murmured , pulling away
only just enough to speak 'You didn’t seem to mind.’