Title: shift and return
Summary: Allura knows she’ll outlive Shiro by centuries. But that doesn’t stop them from growing old together.
Word Count: 1,
Warnings: Major character death (guess who lol)
Author’s Note: My first shallura fic~ I love these two so much and I love to write PAIN AND SUFFERING but this actually has a lowkey happy ending. Also, a non-canon concept in this is that with Allura’s connection to quintessence, she can pretty much feel people’s soul energy, and through it she discovered Shiro was her soulmate.
Wrinkles weren’t easy.
A larger whole—a complete being—was simple to shift into because there was room to leave out detail; as long as an Altean could shift their shape into something that looked like the goal species on the surface, there would exist enough familiarity to catalyze diplomacy. Intricate details, however, were infinitely harder to master.
So no, wrinkles weren’t easy. But Allura, who could still appear as the young, beautiful princess she had been for over 10,000 years, needed them desperately.
On one hand, they were an expression of how much the war had weathered her. Harrowing years as the commander of the universe’s only hope had hardened her, turned her skin into a shield. She had been strong before, but countless battles forged her into something unconquerable, impenetrable. Her heart, however, had been tossed like the tides at sea, dragged in every direction and nearly ripped at the seams.
But her Paladins, in all their love and kindness, stitched her back together. When she awoke all those years ago, she had faith that they would stand at her side, that they would believe in her. She did not expect them to become her dearest family—and she certainly did not expect to find among them the man her very quintessence called to.