Pairing: Kylo Ren x Reader
Word Count: 1367
Request: Can I request asn imagine where Kylo has the flu or something but just totally refuses to admit that he’s sick and the reader is just like jfc boo GET BACK IN BED
Kylo wasn’t one to sleep long hours. He pretty much always went to sleep late and when you woke up in the mornings, he was usually already gone (although he always gives you a kiss on the cheek before leaving). So when you woke up and Kylo was still fast asleep, it was fairly unusual. At first you thought you must’ve just woken up early, but you quickly noticed the beads of sweat on Kylo’s warm skin and his paler-than-usual complexion. When you placed your palm on his forehead you were surprised at how warm he was and immediately ran to get the thermometer from the bathroom cupboards. Trying to stick the thermometer in his mouth while he was asleep was no easy feat, but luckily his mouth was slightly open, little snores escaping. The thermometer beeped and Kylo stirred, mumbling and opening his eyes when he felt the thermometer in his mouth. In a sleepy daze he instinctively whacked the object out of his mouth, sending it flying to the other side of the room.
“Ugh.” Kylo groaned and laid back down on the pillow with a pained expression on his face.
Climbing over Kylo’s torso and off the bed, you padded over to the thermometer. You gasped slightly when you saw that Kylo’s temperature was a lot higher than it should be.
“Okay, you’re staying in bed today.” You walked back to the bed and showed Kylo the temperature. His eyebrows furrowed but he quickly dismissed the numbers with a shake of his head.
“I’m not sick.” Kylo began to sit up only to have you gently grab his broad shoulders and push him back down.
“Oh yes, you are.” Kylo sighed as you left the room and rubbed his stuffy nose.
In the kitchen, you filled the kettle and turned it on before grabbing the metal tin of tea bags. There was tea aboard the ship, but it was flavourless and bland and really just not that nice - but you had your little stash that Kylo got you as a gift from another planet.
Halfway through making the tea, Kylo quietly came out of the bedroom fully dressed. He was trying to be sneaky as he headed for the door and since your back was turned, you hadn’t actually noticed him, but his sickness has made it hard for him to be stealthy.
“Achoo!” Kylo froze as he sneezed loudly and you jumped, almost dropping the tea.
“Kylo! What are you doing?” You walked up to Kylo with the hot tea in your hand.
“Going to work…” Kylo avoided your gaze. You were like a stern mother, scolding him for getting out of bed.
“Kylo, you’re really sick. Look how pale you are!” Kylo caught his reflection in a mirror, noticing the dark circles under his eyes. You were right - he wasn’t looking great, and he certainly didn’t feel great although he had such a hard time admitting it.
“Really Y/N, I’m fin-” Kylo was cut off by another sneeze. You gave him a knowing look and he finally caved, reluctantly dragging his tired body back to the bedroom. Kylo kicked off his shoes and the many layers of clothing and laid back down on the bed. His face was knotted up in a grumpy expression - he didn’t like feeling weak. You sat next to him on the bed and put the tea on the nightstand.
“Promise me that when I leave you will stay in bed.” Kylo huffed quietly. Strands of hair were sticking to his forward, so you gently brushed them back and began combing through his locks with your fingers. Kylo closed his eyes and made a sound not unlike the purr of a cat and you grinned softly - any time you’d start playing with his hair or massaging his scalp he’d turn to butter. Okay, maybe he didn’t like feeling weak, but this wasn’t so bad. Whenever he used to get sick he’d either have to ignore it and carry on or take care of himself, so having you be so nurturing was nice.
“You don’t have to go.” Kylo opened his eyes and sat up slightly, enough so that you were eye level.
“Yes I do, I have to work. I need to get ready soon-” Kylo tilted his head upward and pressed his lips to yours, making you forget whatever it was that you were saying. As the lip-lock began to grow more passionate you found yourself tilting your head ever so slightly. The hand you had in Kylo’s dark mane began to tug slightly, which made him groan and eagerly trace your lips with his tongue. As always was with Kylo, it was amazing. It felt as though butterflies were having a rave in your stomach and you began to feel hot, but then you remembered he was sick. Reluctantly you pulled away, making him frown at the sudden loss of contact.
“You’re gonna make me sick.” If it was just a cold you may have just continued snogging him, but whatever Kylo had didn’t look very fun.
“Oh no, what’s that Y/N? You’re sick? I guess I’ll just have to…” Kylo leaned over to the nightstand, careful not to knock the tea, and grabbed your datapad.
“Dear Hux. It’s Y/N. I am not feeling well so I am staying in with my amazing boyfriend Kylo Ren. He has an 8 pack and he is SOOOOO shredded. I am going to make out him alllllll day.” Kylo read out as he typed a message to your boss. Of course, he wasn’t going to actually send it but you grabbed the datapad out of his grasp just in case.
Kylo smirked and you couldn’t help but laugh at his choice of words. Nobody would expect it, but Kylo was actually a pretty cheeky and funny guy. When it was just the two of you he was always making you smile and laugh and he always felt a sense of pride when he managed to do that.
“I’m going to work now.” You were speaking to Kylo but you were more telling yourself that you had to go to work. If not, you probably would do what Kylo wrote in the message.
Getting ready didn’t take a lot of time, so you were at your station just on time. When you got there you sat at your desk and began setting up for the day.
About 10 minutes into the work day you heard footsteps approaching you and you looked up to see General Hux looking at you in confusion.
“Good morning, sir.” You stood from your chair and addressed your boss.
“Y/L/N, I didn’t expect you to be in today.”
“Sir?” Hux smirked and lifted his datapad.
“I thought you were going to be…how did you put it - making out with your shredded boyfriend all day?” If it were anyone else, Hux wouldn’t have found this funny at all and they probably would have been punished, but Hux had a bit of a soft spot for you - mostly because you always did your work efficiently and went above expectations.
Your throat went dry and you began to sweat. Your cheeks were red like the sun and you struggled to think of a way to explain this.
“I-I can explain! I uh…I…” you trailed off nervously and Hux simply turned off his datapad and let out what one might interpret as an amused sigh.
“No need, officer. I think I may have a good idea already.” The General walked off and you let out a breath you didn’t even know you were holding.
You must have accidentally hit send on the message earlier when you grabbed it from Kylo. Sitting back down, you turned on your datapad and found Kylo’s name and began to message him.
Hux saw the message.
Ha! That’s hilarious.
NO IT’S NOT
It is a little bit
I’m gonna kill you when I get back
And if I get sick, I’m going to revive you and kill you again
…have a good day at work, princess