Shiro’s self conscious about the scars on his body and initially wears a wetsuit.
Eventually he becomes comfortable enough to just wear swim trunks, and Allura makes sure to apply a liberal amount of sunscreen on his scars every couple of hours.
Allura and Shiro nap and relax on the beach on their towels under the shade of an umbrella.
But you know after their nap they’re going to tear it up on the waves and get competitive and playful.
They dominate at the game “chicken”. So much.
Especially when Allura’s carrying Shiro on her shoulders. No one can stand a chance against them. They’re a powerful force when teamed together.
Lance was tackled off Hunk’s shoulders in seconds.
He saw his life flash before his eyes and then afterwards he high fived Shiro because it was so awesome.
If you thought they were unstoppable as chicken partners, wait until you see them play volleyball. Because they annihilate everyone.
Shiro and Allura feed each other the planet’s Earth equivalent of ice cream.
They hold hands as they walk along the beach, away from the others, around sundown.
Shiro writes their names in the sand in a heart, like a smitten highschooler. Allura adores it, even though she can’t read it.
She learns how to write her name in English in the sand and practices it over and over until it’s as pretty as Shiro’s.
Klance (slow burn)
Lance is psyched to challenge Keith to surf boarding, because he knows he’ll have an advantage.
Keith is actually pretty damn good at surfing, for his first time.
Lance pretends to be completely unimpressed and says it’s just beginner’s luck.
He’s actually immensely proud and amazed.
Eventually he compliments Keith about it:
“Okay, not bad. You’re actually kind of a natural.”
“What was that? I couldn’t hear you? Was that a compliment?”
“Shut up, mullet.”
They insist on being a team for any of the sports they decide to play.
He is the best surfer. Literally the best compared to the others. But he doesn’t show off or anything, because he just wants to relax and have a good time. He doesn’t want to be competitive about it.
Hunk knows how to weave hats and baskets out of palm leaves. Mostly because it helped calm his nerves as a kid.
He also knows how to make lei and uses whatever he can find on the alien planet’s beach to braid them (flowers, vines, shells, etc) and give them to the team.
He used to make lei back at home for his little sister.
You know he likes checking out all of the food shops by the beach and talking with the locals.
They exchange tips and recipes.
They adore him.
He helps fix some locals’ boats. In exchange for him helping, they offer to take everyone out on the water, which calms Shiro’s nerves because Lance talked about pulling inner tubes behind Blue on the water (which is a big no-no).
“Uh, Lance? I don’t think Shiro’ll like the idea of you taking a gigantic, sentient war machine lion out on the water to pull a couple inner tubes behind it.”
Hunk makes some pretty intricate sand castles. Big enough for Pidge to lurk in.
He makes sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, because he’s paranoid about everyone getting burned.
Showing Shay the ocean is definitely on his list of things to introduce her to.
Initially tries staying as covered as possible.
It immediately becomes impossible once she realizes how damn hot it is on the beach.
She settles for one of those zipup capri wetsuits with the tank top. Or swim trunks with a surf shirt (rash guard?) and a visor.
She tries staying in the shade with Coran, Shiro and Allura, and her tablet, but it’s still too damn hot and she’s sweaty and dying and there’s weird bugs that won’t leave her alone.
Sand is also terrible. It’s all over her. How did it get everywhere so fast?
Pidge caves and joins the rest of the paladins in the water.
She spends most of her time slung over an inner tube watching the boys goof off.
She also takes an interest studying the marine life along the shore and takes samples to be studied later.
She takes a liking to going underwater with a snorkel and goggles to check out the fish, but she’s sure to stay close to the shore, because deep water freaks her out.
Pidge gets Hunk to give her piggyback rides along the shore.
Pidge miraculously doesn’t burn to a crisp, thanks to Hunk. She gets a weird little tan stripe along her forehead because of her visor though.
He’s never been to the beach before, so he isn’t sure what to expect at first.
The first time he jumps into the water and resurfaces, he looks like a drowned kitten.
He accidentally gets ocean water in his mouth. A lot of it. He is not pleased.
Despite putting on plenty of sunscreen, because of Hunk’s insistence, Keith still gets sunburnt to all hell somehow.
He looks like an actual tomato
Lance teases him so much about it
Shiro scolds him and he has to help put Aloe on Keith every hour or so, because Shiro’s tired of hearing it.
Keith’s the one who insists on starting a game of beach volleyball. There isn’t a place set up for volleyball of course, so he pulls together his own volley net and marks out the court in the sand
He and Lance make a good team™ against some of the locals who take them on.
You know this boy LOVES the beach. It’s no Varadero Beach, but it’s an ocean and he’s going swimming, dammit.
He’s the one who insisted they have a beach day.
Lance tans very gracefully and has never burned in his life. He’s sure to use sunscreen anyway, because he’s all about keeping his skin healthy.
He’s sure to get a bunch of selfies with the local beach babes.
Permanently has a drink poised in his left hand whenever he’s not in the water.
Lance is an incredibly strong swimmer
He knows all forms of swimming and does them gracefully.
Except when he pretends to be a dolphin.
He makes sure to bring music. Loud, loud music that he can dance to.
He starts a dance-off on the beach.
Which of course escalates into a full-on beach party with the locals.
Coran mostly camps out on the beach with everyone’s belongings (sunscreen, inner tubes, surfboards, umbrella and towels, etc) sipping on some Nunvil and whatever’s native to the island.
He basically acts as a lifeguard when he doesn’t fall asleep.
He falls asleep a lot, but usually no one can tell behind his ginormous sunglasses. Unless he’s snoring.
He also takes pictures, because he’s Space Uncle.
He wears an old-timey white and blue striped one-piece swimsuit. The kind from the 1900s, to match his mustache.
Probably has a similar vintage 1900s swimsuit like Coran’s (complete with sleeves and a skirt basically)–but after showing Lance, he insisted she needed to go to the Space Mall and get something more modern.
“Allura, you’re 10,000 years out of style. We’re fixing that.”
She purchases a wetsuit for practical use, and a bikini with a floppy sunhat.
“My stars, these are much more practical than my old swimming suit. I can actually move around in these.”
Cue Shiro dying at seeing her in a bikini, because wowie zowie.
A lot of locals flirt with her. Like, a lot.
Shiro also flirts with her. A lot. He might also give some of the aliens who’re hitting on her disapproving looks. A lot.
Allura has never played volleyball in her life, but she can spike a volleyball so damn well. It’s like she was born to do it.
Easily throws Lance and Keith into the water so they can do cool flips.
He starts off high strung and stressed when he gets to the beach, but it’s easy for him to relax and have some fun once he sees the rest of his team having a great time.
He wears a looooot of sunscreen to protect scarred skin. He probably puts a white strip of zinc oxide across his scar and nose.
The sun may not love Shiro, but Shiro loves the sun.
It makes him so happy, guys. It puts him in such a great mood. He is so happy to be outside.
When he and Allura are on a team during volleyball, he’s the one who sets the ball just right for her so she can spike it.
Helps Hunk grill things by the beach. Probably because it’s the one form of cooking he’s actually really good at.
The paladins insist that’s a Dad Trait and 100% makes him a dad.
“But I’m only seven years older than Hunk.”
Lance convinces Shiro to bust out some dance moves.
He’s actually not bad at all. Maybe rusty, but definitely not bad.
He helps Pidge dive for really good seashells.
Shiro and Keith definitely draw out a circle in the sand and spar. Because they’ve gotta be ready to battle in every environment, obviously.