• Dino:Don't you understand how Squalo must be feeling?
  • Dino:Well, obviously he's feeling sad about failing to help you become Tenth, and therefore confused about supporting Takeshi in his training to become a proper guardian for Tsuna.
  • Dino:Guilty about agreeing to train him at all, conflicted because he needs Tsuna to rally the Family, and frightened of getting kicked out by you and failing his life's goal because he's so busy worrying about all this.
  • Xanxus:One person can't feel all that at once, they'd explode.
  • Dino:Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have.
  • Xanxus:You wanna say that again, scum?
  • Dino:I- No, no I don't.

aninkhero asked:

Can you do squalo/xanxus? Or, really, anyone/xanxus, I'm just craving some xanxus! Thank you.

(No more requests please.)

Unlike probably the majority of the KHR fandom, I actually don’t ship these two romantically, so everything turned out kind of really platonic.

1. Angst

Squalo always knew he would go first. With the amount of crap his shitty boss got himself into, it was bound to happen, even expected. So why the fuck does his damn boss have that look on his face? The least he could do is avenge Squalo before he finishes bleeding out. It’s not-

It’s not what he wants to see last.

2. AU

Not a week- Not a day goes by without Squalo wondering what he did in a past life to deserve being Xanxus’ secretary/babysitter/company manager/whatever else the shitty boss needed him to be. He sure as hell doesn’t get paid enough to deal with Xanxus and his moods and all of Varia’s goddamn psychotic department heads.

3. Crack

“VVVOOOIII!!! Where in my damn contract does it say I have to dress up as a shark for Halloween?!”

“Right here, trash.”

“YOU JUST ADDED THAT!!”

4. Future fic

On very rare occasions, when neither of them has work to attend to, Xanxus isn’t feeling irritable, and Squalo has no cause to shout at the top of his lungs to get people’s asses in gear, they go out to a quiet little out-of-the-way restaurant that serves excellent whiskey and perfect steak and delicious fish dishes, and they simply enjoy the easy familiarity of each other’s company.

5. First time (Squalo saves Xanxus’ life)

“What the fuck do you think you’re doing?”

Squalo can’t roll his eyes hard enough. Of fucking course that’s Xanxus’ reaction. “What did it look like? I sure wasn’t dancing the Swan Lake, shitty boss!”

His boss doesn’t seem to understand quite yet that while ‘shitty boss’ isn’t at all polite, Squalo’s also never called anyone else boss before, and that means everything.

6. Fluff

“Would you stop fucking moving, scum?” Xanxus growls, but it’s softer than usual, and - likewise - instead of yelling something back, Squalo just settles with a half-hearted grumble, letting Xanxus wash the blood out of his hair, and never even twitching when fingers brush the back of his neck or the knobs of his spine.

7. Humor

“Fuck off,” Squalo says flatly, stalking past his smirking boss and into the gala in heels and a ballroom gown. He looks fucking gorgeous, thank you very much, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to grind his four-inch heels into their target’s throat once they get the bastard.

8. Hurt/Comfort

“You’re free, you’re free, Boss,” Squalo repeats again and again and again, patient as time in this one matter whenever Xanxus wakes up shaking and wild-eyed with his mind still trapped in ice.