Prompt: #16 with Shiro comforting pidge after a mission that scared/upset her. Gen
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It was the sounds that caught Shiro’s attention.
Peering down the other hall, Shiro frowned. At this time of night, there shouldn’t have been anything that cause strange noises like that. From the rec room, Shiro could see just a sliver of light on the bottom, flashing and changing colors rapidly.
Something on TV, then. Shiro sighed and made his way down that way. Hopefully, Lance and Hunk hadn’t gotten distracted during one of their movie marathons again. Neither of them had kept track of the time, and so when Shiro walked in on them at 4 AM, they’d been stunned. And the next morning, they’d both been utter wrecks.
As he moved closer, Shiro realized the odd noises were old school video game sound effects. When he tapped on the console, the door swung open quietly, and Shiro could see the tops of a couple curls poking over the top.
Leaning over the back of the couch, Shiro tapped on the top of her head. He hadn’t thought he was being particularly stealthy, but the noise of the game must have covered his footsteps, because Pidge jolted and tried to throw the controller in sheer reflex. It was yanked to a stop from the cord to the console, and instead it fell right back down into the couch.
“Good reaction time, but I’d prefer to see it in the morning,” Shiro joked, lips curled up.
Then he finally met Pidge’s eyes, and saw how red rimmed they were.
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