Fives – Soldier Boy 12 - What Lies Ahead
Fives x fem!Reader FF
Warning: Tension/Angst/Hurt/Comfort/Fluff/Slightly Suggestive
Leaving the planet proves to be not so easy. What lies ahead for you and Fives is uncertain. Fives needs you now more than ever.
What Happened Before:
Part 2 - Caught In The Act
Part 3 - Tender Affection
Part 4 - Worries And Secrets
Part 5 - Welcome Back, Soldier Boy
Part 6 - I Should Have Known
Part 7 - Doing Something Stupid
Part 8 - Hot Tub
Part 9 - Seize The Night
Part 10 - We Need A Medic
Part 11 - Live To Fight Another Day
Part 12 - What Lies Ahead
Everything had been arranged. Fives and you just had to reach the shuttle, then you could leave the planet and you could take Fives to safety, out of the reach of the Republic, at least for now.
You just crossed the small landing pad together not far behind the motel you had been in, moving toward the shuttle. Fives had pulled the hood of his robe low over his face and was walking behind you.
It was a strangely exciting feeling that the roles were reversed for once, that you were protecting him instead of him protecting you. But of course you hoped it wouldn't last, that Fives would soon be able to breathe again.
The shuttle was ready, a member of your uncle's staff wordlessly handed you an envelope and nodded to you before moving away and leaving the shuttle to you. A Rho-class transport shuttle. As far as you knew these were converted Nu class, fliers. It was hyperspace capable and had more than enough room for both of you.
Hastily, you stepped onto the shuttle's ramp as a voice called out behind you, "Fives."
Fives stopped automatically and you cursed inwardly, he shouldn't have responded. You slowly turned around and saw, Skywalker and Rex standing in the middle of the landing pad.
Your heart skipped a beat. You had almost made it, and the Jedi was throwing a wrench in your plans.
"Get inside," you murmured to Fives.
He looked at you uncertainly, squinting over his shoulder at Skywalker.
"You know your General can't help you now, we discussed this whole thing, Fives," you said gently but urgently.
"Fives, come on, let's get this thing settled so everything can get back to normal, you need help," Skywalker spoke.
You stepped between the two and said somberly, "With all due respect Master Jedi, he's already getting that."
Rex now raised his voice and said, "But that's not how it works, Fives is a Republic soldier, if he goes with you now he's a deserter"
"But he's alive" you snapped back "If he goes with you he won't live long, you both know that as well as I do. There is something rotten here, yes, but it is not Fives"
Skywalker sighed "your emotions are clouding your judgement"
"You're one to talk. What does Padme actually say about all this? Perhaps you'd better have a word with Senator Amidala, she's already in the know about the situation"
You could see Skywalker look startled for a moment, then annoyed. But finally he sighed.
"Let him go Rex"
"Do you trust me?" asked Skywalker.
Rex frowned, "Of course sir, with my life and the lives of my brothers who serve under me"
"Then let them go"
Rex pocketed the blaster and looked sadly as well as critically to the ramp.
"Take care brother" he said nodding to Fives "I hope you know what you are doing".
Fives chuckled "No not necessarily, but that's why I have her".
When the ramp closed and the shuttle lifted off, Skywalker and Captain Rex were still standing on the landing pad watching the shuttle.
Rex asked, "Are we going to have them intercept?"
The General shook his head, "No we won't. I need to talk to Padme."
"What's going on?" asked Rex, irritated.
Skywalker turned with a sigh and walked off, Rex following.
"Honestly I don't know Rex, but a gut feeling tells me there is a lot more to this than we are being allowed to see"
"What does that mean?"
"I intend to find out"
As Fives and you sat in the cockpit and the lights of hyperspace appeared before you, you heard him sigh heavily and he slumped a little in his seat. Fives was dejected and tired, but when he saw you looking at him, he smiled bravely.
So much would change in the near future, for both of you. The new circumstances made you a little nervous, but you were absolutely convinced that Fives was worth all this and more. You would never let him down.
"The good thing is, we have a lot of time for each other right now," he said, grabbing your hand and pulling you over to sit on his lap. You put an arm around his shoulders, one hand rested on his cheek, and you looked deep into his tired, amber eyes.
"You should catch up on some sleep," you said, concerned.
Fives nodded slowly, but said, "In a minute, I'm still a little too shaken up to lie down right now, in my experience it only gives me nightmares."
"It's going to be okay, we just have to be patient. In any case, we have each other, I'll take care of you," you said softly.
Fives laughed softly and and kissed your chin.
"I love you, Y/N."
The words sounded so solemn.
Your heart warmed and you gently kissed his soft lips in response.
However, when you broke away from the kiss, he looked at you expectantly.
"Do you love me too?"
You blinked in surprise at the uncertainty that resonated in his words. Everything was changing for Fives at the moment, he was away from his brothers, away from his job, the one he had been cloned for, away from any routine, away from home. At the moment, all he had was you, and you realized he feared losing you too.
"Of course" you said smiling "You know that".
Five's eyes looked at you urgently.
"Then tell me, Cyare, tell me you love me" he said, his voice barely more than a hoarse whisper.
"I love you, Fives, more than anything, and that's why I'm here with you."
He sighed, barely able to hide the relief in the gesture.
Your hand gently brushed the stubble of his hair on his shaved head.
"Unfamiliar hmm?" he asked.
"A little" you admitted "But hair grows back, besides nothing can disfigure a beautiful person as they say"
He chuckled "You think I'm beautiful?"
"How much time do we have in hyperspace?" he asked.
"Almost 12 hours, why?"
He put his arms around you and said, "Why don't you lie down with me in one of the bunks, I'm sure I'll sleep better if you're lying with me."
With a smile you nodded.
"But you really need to sleep" you said smiling.
"Maybe we'll have a little make out session first, it'll relax me" he said and teasingly kissed your neck.
[Image ID: A digital illustration of The Clone Wars characters (from left) Cody, Ahsoka, Obi-Wan, Rex, and Anakin. They're sitting around a small, low table in a room with grey walls and a small shelf holding some knick-knacks. On the table are a couple datapads, a bowl of sugar cubes, and four white mugs. Cody, in only his lower armor (minus his boots) and body glove ('blacks' in fanon), is sitting on a long crate next to Obi-Wan, who is barefoot and not wearing his outer tabards. They're looking at a datapad in Cody's hand and talking. In front of them, sitting on the floor by the table, is Ahsoka, who is seen in profile. She is barefoot and wearing a short robe over her usual canon clothing, minus the gloves. She is smirking and looking across the table at Rex while holding her fingers up to a sugar cube on the table as if to flick it. Rex, sitting on a crate and holding his white mug, is only wearing lower armor, minus boots, with his blacks on top. He's pursing his lips at Ahsoka and raising one eyebrow. Anakin is sitting on a crate, facing somewhat away from the viewer and looking down at a datapad with an image of Padme and a keyboard visible on the screen. He is smiling slightly and lacking his boots, outer tabards, and left glove. The primary, warm light source is from the right, with a cool light coming from the left, and a white one from the top left, behind Cody and Obi-Wan. End ID.]
Here's my contribution to the @untoldstoriescwzine! I painted this in... February 2021, I think, so it looks pretty dated, haha, but I still like parts of it.
Cody, Obi-Wan, Rex, Ahsoka, and Anakin get together in Obi-Wan's quarters on the Negotiator to do some extra work. Not surprisingly, only Cody and Obi-Wan are really working, and Rex gets babysitting duty.
Twitch (I haven't been streaming on there much lately, though)