Day two of @vldangstweek. I decided to focus on the insecurity bit of this day. I’m really happy with the positive feedback on day one, thanks everyone! Under a cut for length.
“Keith? You okay? You seemed a
little…off…during that workout.”
“I’m fine, Hunk. Thanks for asking.
I’ll be out to dinner in a second.”
There was a long pause, and Keith
waited with baited breath until he heard the sound of Hunk’s footsteps moving
down the hallway towards the dining hall. He sighed with relief and gingerly
peeled off his jacket, fingerless gloves coming off after it. With a deep
breath, he lifted his shirt up and over his head, the fabric drenched in sweat
from training, and tossed it into the laundry chute.
When Keith turned back to the
mirror, he couldn’t help but flinch. He lifted a hand and ran it over the skin
of his stomach, over the faint lilac color that had been steadily stretching
outwards ever since his encounter with The Blade of Marmora. It covered nearly
his entire torso at this point, dipping just below the waistband of his jeans
and curling up around his collar bone, over his biceps. He knew he wouldn’t be
able to hide it for much longer, but keeping it covered, keeping it hidden from
It made him feel less like a
villain, less like a failure as a teammate, because since he was Galra, he was
partially to blame for the death of Coran and Allura’s planet, partially to
blame for Shiro’s disappearance, for everything.
He swallowed and dragged a hand
through his hair, watching as the strands glistened a deep purple color in the
light of the bathroom. That was the hardest to hide, but luckily for him, it
seemed to be staying a darker shade rather than becoming the pale lavender he
had grown so used to seeing on the Galra. It blended in with his hair, except
in certain lighting, so for the most part it wasn’t visible.
Keith sighed and hunched over the
sink, taking a shaky breath and turning the tap on. He splashed a bit of cold
water into his face, letting it drip down over his chin and down his neck, the
coldness replenishing his energy and making it easier for him to relax about
this whole damn predicament.
Fangirling Cecil for anon! Hee, with the colors, it was the only situation I can come up with :p My headcanon is that Cecil wears a headband to keep his hair from falling when at home ;D (the person he’s speaking to is indeed, Carlos)
Edit: AHHH I ADDED CECIL’S TATTOOS! (how could I forget? i’m such a failure OTL)
This is an F-35 jet. It can go 1.5 times the speed of sound, and it’s most efficient at 0.95 Mach. They’re run by over 8 million lines of code. It allows the pilot to have 360 degrees of vision around the plane, and can detect where the pilot’s eyes are looking and shoot a missile at that target. It’s designed to be incredibly stealthy. On my tour of it, a little boy asked “Why are the jets painted grey?”. The lieutenant laughed and said “Literally, because the military refused to paint them pink. Light pink is the hardest color for the human eye to see from a distance, but the military thought that pink was too girly, so they went for the second best color which was grey.”
Men would literally take a higher chance of being shot down and killed than fly a jet with a “girly” color.