Taking a Break - Shiro x Reader
Requested by Anon: how about an imagine where shiro and his s/o are taking a bubble bath together? no nsfw, just pure fluff (◕‿◕✿) (lmao i dont even like using this kind of emojis but this one just,, fits so well + its fine if you dont want to do it! its your own blog you write whatever you want)
Hopefully you like this, thanks for the request! Shiro definitely needs some tlc every once in a while, I also added in the bit about playing some music since we found out from that quiz in the guidebook thing that music relaxes him :D I hope he doesn’t come off as ooc nearer the end where he gets a bit silly and playful, but I feel like we’ve seen Shiro be goofy occasionally and I like the idea that when he’s with his s/o he let’s his guard down more.
“I’m fine honestly, stop worrying Y/N” Shiro reassured his girlfriend, placing a hand gently on her face and smiling earnestly.
Y/N wasn’t buying it however, the paladins had been involved in a pretty heavy firefight, their lions were looking a bit worse for wear and they were mechanical, so surely Shiro had to have a few bruises of his own.
“Y/N’s right Shiro, you took quite a few hits out there, maybe you should go and spend some time in the cryo pod?” Keith suggested, looking concerned.
“Not you too, honestly Keith I’m OK, besides I’ve got to write up a report for the Blade of Malmora, and then I have to go over Black’s diagnostics…” Shiro continued listing off the numerous tasks he had to get done.
“I’ll come see you when I’ve finished OK Y/N?” Shiro finished placing a quick kiss on Y/N’s lips and squeezing Keith’s shoulder before departing.
“Why is he so damn stubborn?” Y/N asked with a irritated sigh.
“He’s just doing what he thinks is best for the team” Keith replied in a tone that suggested he understood why Shiro acted the way he did, but that he too was frustrated by it.
“Putting himself through all of this stress is not what’s best for the team”
“Note, I said what he thinks is best, doesn’t mean he’s right”
By this time the other paladins had gathered nearby and they too were looking after Shiro with concern.
“We should get Shiro to take a break, Y/N’s right, he needs to relax” Hunk piped up.
“And how are we gonna do that, the only way he’ll take a break is if he’s forced to” Keith replied shrugging.
That gave Y/N an idea.
“Hey Pidge I need a favor” Y/N said grinning mischievously.
20 minutes later and Y/N knocked on Shiro’s door, hoping that her plan had worked out. She was feeling confident though, if anyone could do what she’d asked for it was Pidge. Now all she had to do was convince Shiro to go along with the rest of the plan.
“Come in” Shiro answered, he sounded a little on edge.
Y/N stepped into the room and had to withhold a smile, Shiro was leaning back in his chair in front of a blank computer screen (or what counted as a computer on and Altean ship).
“Hey, I figured you could do with some company to get you through all that boring paper work”
“That’s really lovely of you Y/N but there’s not much paperwork going on unfortunately”
“Why not? What’s the matter?” Y/N asked, pretending to be surprised, hopefully he was fooled.
“I don’t know, one minute I’m typing, the next, the whole thing just shuts down” Shiro explained, gesturing at the computer. “I thought it was some kind of power cut in the castle but the lights are still working”. He pinched the bridge of his nose “I’ll have to get Pidge to take a look, this is the last thing I need, I’m behind as it is”
Y/N felt a wave of guilt, she was trying to make Shiro feel better, not worse.
“I heard Pidge say that she was busy with some kind of project and was very adamant that she didn’t want to be disturbed”
“I’ll go talk to Hunk about it then” Shiro sighed and went to stand up.
“Errr…well he’s asleep, so maybe it’s not the best idea to disturb him”
Shiro groaned and flopped back into his chair looking defeated. Y/N felt bad, she didn’t like lying to him like this; but she reminded herself that this was for his benefit. She walked over and wrapped her arms around Shiro’s neck and kissed the top of his head, Shiro let out a hum of appreciation and closed his eyes.
“You know what you could do…”
“Take a bath, it would really help those sore muscles of yours”
“My muscles are just fin-”
“Ok…Ok, fine I guess a nice hot shower would feel pretty nice”
“I said a bath, not a shower, how are you supposed to relax in a shower?”
“But a shower is faster and more convenient and-”
“Shiro, for me…Please”
Shiro waited for a beat and then turned around to look at Y/N as if he was going to argue, but upon seeing her expression, his face instantly softened with a smile.
“A bath it is then”
“Thankyou” Y/N said as she placed another kiss on Shiro’s head before bounding of into the en suite bathroom to run the water into a very generously sized bath, she searched the cabinet and found some nice smelling bubble bath (which, surprise surprise Shiro had never opened) and poured some into the water, by this point Shiro had arrived wearing nothing but a towel tied around his hips.
“You know, I think I can handle it from here, thanks Y/N”
Y/N didn’t turn around and was busy rummaging in the cupboard for towels and dressing gowns when she answered.
“I don’t think you can, I don’t trust you to actually relax, you’ll just be watching the clock and thinking about all the things you need to do, hence why I’m joining you”
Y/N turned around with armful of towels and a pair of dressing gowns, all coloured black (naturally), and dumped them on a nearby chair, before turning back to the wall and fiddling with a nearby panel.
“You know what? That sounds really nice” Shiro said with a smile as he dumped his towel on the floor and slid into the bath with a satisfied moan, that made Y/N smile triumphantly.
“What are you doing? You’d better hurry up before it goes cold” Shiro said splashing some water in her direction with a smirk.
“Just hang on a second, nearly there…Bingo” she said as soft, calming music came through the speakers.
Shiro looked up in surprise as Y/N got undressed and got in the bath opposite him.
“I didn’t even know there were speakers in here”
“See that’s why you need me. You can pilot a giant robotic Lion, but figuring out the speaker system is too difficult” Y/N teased as she splashed Shiro, accidentally hitting him in his face with not just water, but also a generous amount of foam and promptly dissolved into laughter at the sight.
Shiro went to wipe the foam away, but Y/N stopped him. She scooted forwards and began to sculpt the with bubbles into shapes, first a mustache, then a beard and finally a pair of fluffy white eyebrows.
“All done!” She declared proudly.
“How do I look?” Shiro asked, pouting his lips and waggling his eyebrows which, coupled with the fake foam features, made Y/N dissolve into laughter again.
“Like a very sexy Santa” she finally answered with a grin.
“Oh yeah? On a scale of 1-10, just how sexy exactly?” Shiro asked as he flexed his arm muscles.
Y/N pretended to swoon and fanned herself.
“Definitely a 10 right?”
“Oh most definitely, in fact you look so good that I think I might faint” Y/N declared dramatically as she turned herself round and fell backwards into Shiro’s awaiting arms.
Shiro promptly wrapped his arms around her and pulled her close to his chest before placing a kiss on her forehead.
They lay like that for a while, listening to the music and talking idly whilst Y/N traced patterns on Shiro’s leg and Shiro, in turn, gently ran his fingers up and down Y/N’s arm.
But then, all of sudden, Shiro’s hand stilled, which caused Y/N to crane her neck to look round at him. He was looking at Y/N with a thoughtful expression.
“Hey Y/N, you know how my computer just mysteriously stopped working? Then how you conveniently showed up? And how Hunk and Pidge just so happened to be busy?” Shiro asked suspiciously.
“Um…yeah” Y/N replied not liking where this conversation was going.
“You planned all of this didn’t you?”
“Maybe…” Y/N answered after a moment, nibbling her lip, hoping he wouldn’t be too upset.
But Shiro’s reaction was just the opposite, he smiled at her fondly before nuzzling his face into her neck and kissing her on the jaw.
“Thank you, you were right, this was exactly what I needed”
“Well remember that next time I tell you that you need to relax, deal?”