so I was talking with @gitwrecked about the Space Dad mentality and how rare it is that Shiro gets to have fun like the other Paladins do. A lot of fic and art either assume Shiro’s the responsible character, or leave him out completely while all the Paladins are having fun - and that’s always bugged me, a bit. Shiro so rarely gets a chance to play those games, or make mistakes, or be smol, or be taken care of in any way. In fandom, Shiro’s almost always the Responsible One, whether that’s in charge of the team, assisting with the team’s personal affairs/relationship woes Via the giving of Dad Advice, etc. etc. Even the mentality that back at the Garrison Shiro must’ve been tight-laced, Perfect, and Always Responsible is just…it doesn’t make sense, to me. Considering everything he’s been through, can’t our Shiro be allowed some fun?
Shiro would’ve been a COMPLETE troublemaker back at the Garrison. Hardworking and dedicated, sure, but once he proved himself and climbed up the ranks, so to speak? Kid could get away with ANYTHING. Nobody can keep a straight face quite like Shiro. Nobody knows why there’s always one particular flight-bike returned with just a bit less fuel than the others, nope, no sir. No, nobody knows how the doors to the hangars were left unlocked and a trio of cows slipped in last night. Nope, definitely not. Shirogane? Nope, definitely not involved. What kind of person would think that of Innocent, Responsible Shiro?
Shiro gets away with a lot of stuff like this. Matt only eggs him on, the little troublemaker. The two of them would make SUCH a pair, wreaking havoc, always messing things up, and the worst part is Iverson can NEVER PROVE IT. If Matt has even half the hacking skills of Pidge? Nothing would be safe. The rosters? Weird how Shiro and Matt are always in the same classes. Any type of list? Funny that the mess hall’s serving chocolate cake for dinner for the fourth night in a row, how odd. The simulators?
Dear lord, the simulators.
Fake missions. Weird Easter Eggs left behind in mission logs, so the freshmen are running these simulations and that’s definitely a duck that just flew past us, sir, how is a duck faster than this ship? Weird loopholes, one set of canyons that definitely loops you back to the beginning just after you exit. Missions with heavy-loss scenarios that light up at the end with a huge message saying APRIL FOOL’S. Just messing with everyone.
[Iverson: WHO LET HOLT INTO THE SIMULATOR PROGRAMMING? Matt, deadpan, as the newbies running the simulation have to fly through a series of caves in a mountain that looks suspiciously like a nose (only access point is through the nostril): It’s my computer programming final, sir. Iverson, who didn’t check all the course syllabi: Shirogane, is this true? Shiro, without batting an eye: Yes sir.]
In addition to the ability to lie their way out of every inquisition, Matt and Shiro are pretty clever at this. They don’t have to lie often because they don’t get caught. They’re extremely cautious, planning tricks weeks or months in advance, well worth taking the time to pull it off well and cover our tracks than it is to get caught and give up the whole game. (I’m not saying they were Weasleys of the Garrison, but.)
I wonder if this is also one of the reasons Lance looks up to Shiro so much. Picture one night a very young and impressionable Lance sneaking out of his dorm after hours, trying to get a level up by gaining just one extra peek at the simulators (poor bab wants so badly to be fighter class), and in so doing caught the rarest of rare events: Shiro, sneaking out of the simulator programming room.
And Lance doesn’t mean to, but he stumbles right into a trashcan and makes a huge clatter and Shiro’s head whips up and the two of them just stare at each other. Lance’s heart is going a mile a minute, he’s going to get in trouble, that’s Takashi Shirogane, the straight-A Perfect Responsible Top Of His Class Pilot -
Shiro draws breath. Lance winces, waiting for the reprimand.
“Can you keep a secret?” Shiro asks, and winks.
“Uh,” stutters Lance, floored.
And then the next day Lance is watching the simulator runs with his class, but for whatever reason the Simulator’s infected with some sort of weird bug. Anytime anyone fails at any part of the program the screen rains down confetti on them. Forgot to buckle your seatbelt? CONFETTI. Effed up that landing? CONFETTI. Turning to hurl into the main gearbox-
“Shirogane,” Iverson growls, “Did you program this run?”
“Must be a glitch, sir,” Shiro says, completely straight-faced.
now, with this wooden bowl, i’m a perfect food blog k bye
yesterday dinner was arugula, cherry tomatoes, white beans and corn salad + sauteed veggies + hummus, seasoned with evo oil, salt, parsley, pepper and lemon juice, matched with brown rice cakes and followed by an apple
Imagine Woozi calling you on your birthday so that he could wish you but gets interrupted by the other members who keep screaming birthday greetings to you in the background.
BONUS: Despite the other members interrupting him and overall making it hard to have to a peaceful conversation with you, Woozi isn’t bothered by it one bit since it’s because them that he is able to hear the sounds of your adorable laughter through the call.
first off, the wedding is Big. because Lance’s family is HUGE and they gotta be involved in e v e r y t h i n g. they’re basically orchestrating the whole shebang along with the rest of the voltron crew.
Lance’s family does a shitton of research on Korean weddings because they want to include traditions from Keith’s culture as well as Lance’s.
An entire twenty-four hour day is spent with the whole team on computers, at libraries, calling old Korean friends and sending Shiro out to be the honorary diplomat. by the end of the day they could probably run their own program on the history channel.
Hunk, Lance’s mother, grandmother, and anyone else with even a fingernail of cooking talent are all on the Food Squad together because let’s be honest there is a lot of food to be made.
nobody knows what kind of food Keith likes and they can’t ask Lance because it’s supposed to be a surprise so they have to send Pidge out for reconnaissance
Pidge has no idea how to navigate the situation and ends up trying to ask Keith what his favorite restaurant is in hopes of getting somewhere
his favorite restaurant is the Pizza Hut down the street
Pidge gives up and just tells everyone he likes traditional Korean food (which he does)
The “Bachelor Party” is just the whole original voltron crew having a fun night out of the town
they go to an arcade
Keith beats Lance in just about every game they play
minus the first person shooters and dance dance revolution
nobody beats Lance at dance dance revolution
Hunk is pretty much Lance’s Maid of Honor, Shiro is Keith’s
Almost every single one of Lance’s siblings is a Bridesmaid/Groomsman
Keith doesn’t really have a lot of people to be his Groomsmen so Lance’s siblings take the position for his side too
They literally fight over who gets to be a Groomsman for Keith they all want to do it so bad
it makes Keith cry bc he never thought he’d be part of a big family like this and it just makes him Really Fucking Happy
Keith is kind of a fashion disaster and doesn’t know how to pick out what to wear so Lance’s five sisters immediately adopt him.
they spend the whole day shopping together
Lance has never seen someone get along with all of his sisters so well in his entire life
it’s actually a little freaky how well
Lance is Afraid
For the wedding Keith has his nails painted blue and Lance has his painted red
Lance’s little cousins do it for them so it’s kind of sloppy but it’s insanely fucking cute
Allura and Lance’s mom are the Decorating Dream Team
the whole venue looks like it just came off of a goddamn pintest board
in the best way possible
Allura has added some more questionable decorations but what can you do
“Are those… goldfish bowls?” “Yes.” “Ok.”
Coran along with Lance’s like 98 year old great-grandmother are the ones who marry them
yes both of them
they both demanded to have the position so they had to share it
at first they didn’t get along so well but now they are best buddies for some odd reason
no one knows why they get along but they do so nobody’s complaining
Lance starts bawling like three words into his vows
he can’t help it Ok it’s a Very Emotional Moment
the whole thing is rly sweet though because Keith just smiles Super Fucking Wide and wipes away his tears. Everyone’s heart in a 300 mile radius melts. If you weren’t crying before you sure as hell are now.
They kiss for Way Too Long during the ceremony. Pidge has to not-so-subtly kick Lance in the ankle and remind them not to suffocate eachother.
Lance is so getting Pidge later for that.
he never actually gets Pidge later for that.
The reception is really just One Huge Fun Dance Party
basically everyone is drunk but in the best way possible
there is karaoke
Lance forces Keith to come on stage with him and sing
except Lance chooses a song in Spanish and Keith has n o i d e a what he’s doing
the only part of the song Keith gets is this really slow line when he looks Lance right in the eyes and says “Besame, te amo”
it’s a one-hit-KO
Lance is #gone
he forgets how to speak spanish altogether and just starts sputtering random words that translate to things like “my entire bathtub is green” and the spanish rendition of the happy birthday song
They all unanimously decide to eat the cake before dinner.
They wish they had an excuse for breaking out the cake before dinner but they don’t. The just really want to see the cake Hunk has been bragging about making for weeks.
the cake is so beautiful Lance starts crying again
honestly nobody can really blame him is is one hell of a cake
Shiro’s toast speech is like 10 minutes of roasting Keith and Lance for all the dumb shit they’ve done over the years
“I remember when you two had a contest to see who could eat more cheese logs–”
“Or the time when you both hung upside down so long you passed out and we had to take you to the ER—”
“And there was The Poison Ivy Incident last March–”
“Oh don’t even get me started on the Slip ‘N Slide race—”
“Shiro… Please…. Let Us Live………”
alas 20 minutes into the actual dinner a Huge food fight breaks out
It. Is. Chaos.
Everybody participates. Nobody is spared.
Food is e v e r y w h e r e but honestly who cares they’re having a blast.
There is a running debate to this day over how it started
“Keith started it! With the potatoes!”
“I did not, it was all Lance and his stupid carrots!”
“Allura is the one who launched the peas,”
“Excuse me?! Shiro dumped the fruit punch”
“Only after Hunk threw the rice cakes!”
“Oh no don’t you drag me in to this–”
In conclusion, it’s absolute Chaos but it’s the most fun, exciting, Lance-and-Keith-like wedding anybody’s been to in like a million years and nobody leaves without a smile on their face and one hell of a story to tell.
½ cup Kodiak Protien Power Cakes pancake mix + 2 Tbsp vanilla whey isolate + ½ tbsp flaxseed + ½ tbsp chia + ½ cup blueberries + ½ cup unsweetened almond milk.. blend… fry in a tad of flax butter and top with honey… nuke some Maple Sausage TVP…. Pour a big ass cup of cold af almond milk…. Chillz..
Macros: 548cal, 48.3C, 18.2 F, 50.5 P, 1231mg Na (a lot I know sorrynotsorry), 431mg K, 8.8 Fiber