characters/relationships: keith/shiro rating: T words: 5.3K summary: Lance couldn’t pry his eyes away from the fight below. In all their time as paladins, he’d never seen Keith fight like this. He was fighting like his entire being hinged on this, like he wasn’t sure if he wanted it to. Swallowing down the lump of uncertainty in his throat, Lance flinched as Keith took another fall. And another.
This was but a fraction of what Keith must have faced at the base. Yet as he exited the red lion, with Shiro’s sombre expression following him, that endurance was swept aside in favour of something else.
The team. The mission. The news. Lance couldn’t swallow the small sound slipping from his lips.
Suddenly the simulations dropped, and from the side of the room stepped out someone impossible. Takashi Shirogane. Gaping, Lance pressed a hand to the glass, diving forwards to get a better look. Shiro. It was Shiro walking towards Keith and it was Shiro Keith initiated contact with, drawing the black paladin into his arms.
“Kolivan, is that really-?”
I saw a comment by @keith-and-shiro-were-dating on a lovely piece of art here thinking about this and got straight to work! It was SOOOOO hard to keep my mouth shut about this piece, I was actually bursting because i was just really excited about writing it hahahha. hope you enjoy, Gabby.
I had promised a KiriBaku kid something like months ago, and tbh most of the reason why it took me this long is because I couldn’t pick between these two so?? In the end just have them both I guess - some info about them under cut, in case you wanna know more!!