Flirting Lessons [Shiro x Reader]
Requested by @memento-amare: “ How about #85 (“You have the most amazing eyes.”) with Shiro?”
A/N: My first Voltron story! Yay! I hope you like it!
Prompt 85: “You have the most amazing eyes.”
Shiro was not one much for flirting. He never felt the need, never was interested in anyone that way. But boy did you change things. Since the paladins saved you from a Galra ship Shiro was a blushing mess around you. Though you’re oblivious to it.
You’re the first human they’ve saved from a Galra prison. And Earth being to far to return too, the castle became your temporary home. Everyone was like a family that you just got adopted into.
You do what you can to help out. Often times you help train. Your old job on Earth was as a trainer. You know multiple fighting styles. Leading you to often show them some new moves in hand to hand. Especially Shiro because his arm is his weapon.
But whenever you just lightly touch him to help his form, he tenses and blood rushes to his cheeks.
The others know of his infatuation and have been trying to get him to talk to you since you got there.
“Seriously Shiro, what’s the worst that could happen?“ Lance shrugged. He would be the one to ask that.
“The worst? Rejection, embarrassment, immense awkwardness” he listed the many poor outcomes.
“Or she has the same feelings” Pidge chimed in.
“I don’t even know how I’d tell’ her” he sighed looking down at the floor.
“Flirting would help, show your interest” Lance said, standing from his place on the couch.
“Do you even know how to flirt?” Keith raised an eyebrow. Shiro only shook his head. Like said before, he never had this kind of interest in anyone.
“Well then welcome to Flirting 101 fearless leader” Lance welcomed Shiro. The other Paladins just stared at him. This can’t be good.
“Okay I’ve got to hear this” Keith chuckled. “Same here” Hunk looked over at Lance.
Lance went to begin but was cut off by Allure and Coran entering the room. “Why aren’t you all training?” She questioned, hands on her hips.
“We have more important matters Allura, we have to teach Shiro to flirt” Lance exclaimed throwing a fist into the air.
“Okay now I’m interested” She sat as well did Coran.
“Gather ‘round my teammates, learn from the master.” The others just groaned.
“Why am I worried all of a sudden?” Shiro pinched the bridge of his nose.
“Okay step one: catch their attention. Observe” he said before turning to Allura. “Sup, the name’s Lance” he smoothly said. Allura scoffed before shoving him away.
“Yeah that’s going well Lance” Keith called out. Eliciting laughter from the toehrs. “Think you could do any better?” Lance questioned.
“I don’t know probably” Keith shrugged while Lance crossed his arms.
“This is ridiculous. Coming from a girl, just compliment her and be honest. Don’t try and be anything you’re not. Plus she already knows you so just carry it like a normal conversation.” Pidge slumped back in to the couch crossing her arms.
“I agree. Just being yourself should be enough” Allura agreed. Shiro was relieved to have gotten some actual advice. He could do this. What’s there to worry about?
His thoughts were cut off by your angelic voice entering the room, “Did I miss a call from a meeting or something?” You had just came from the training deck. In just work out clothes.
Shiro’s face was ablaze. The clothes hugged your figure perfectly, and their was a lot of skin shown. Damn, you’re so beautiful. Quickly diverting his eyes, he couldn’t do this!
“No, we were just talking about random things.” Pidge answered, the others nodded. Shiro didn’t dare look at you.
“Oh, okay. Well I’m going to go clean up, see you guys at dinner” You commented suspiciously before exiting the room. Thinking about how that was a bit odd.
“Dude now’s your chance! GO!” Lance yelled as the others shushed him.
“Let the woman shower damn” Keith huffed. “Talk to her before dinner” he suggested and the others agreed.
“Okay, yeah, I can do this” he said with confidence.
He stood outside your door, “I can’t do this” he muttered backing up.
“Do what?” he jumped at the sound of your voice. You couldn’t help but giggle as you dried your hair. “Sorry I didn’t meant to startle you”
“O-Oh it’s okay, I was just. I had to talk to you about something” he sputtered, his cheeks red and hand rubbing the back of his neck nervously,
“Okay, come on in here” You motioned for him to follow you into your room. Setting the towel aside you both sat on your bed. “What’s up?”
“Oh, uh, well. I have to tell you something, and I just I uh.” His stuttering and sputtering was beginning to be hard to follow. He saw your confused expression, he mentally hit himself.
‘Just compliment her’ Pidge’s words rang in his mind. He examined your features, randomly picking one.
“You have the most amazing pies” wait what?
“Excuse me? Pies?” you giggled as his blush deepened.
“Eyes! You have the most amazing eyes!” correcting himself. He couldn’t be more embarrassed, “You know what, I um, this was a mistake” Standing up to leave.
You caught his hand before he could get far. “Hey wait, sorry I laughed it was just cute” smiling at him. He sat back down, “Really?” you nodded.
“Tell me what you wanted to say” You squeezed his hand. “Scouts honor I won’t giggle”
He chuckled, the smile gracing his face was stunning.
“I, well. I’ve just had these feelings for you. Feelings of wanting to be something more than just friends. And I’ve been so worried for rejection that I haven’t told you and I get all flustered around you. You’re just gorgeous and amazing.” he looked over at you. His cheeks still red as ever.
Your expression was a mixture of being stunned and happy. He likes you? He likes you! Finally a grin beamed on your features. “Well, I can ease your mind by saying I feel the same thing”
As soon as your words registered his nervousness evaporated as his smile matched yours. “Really?”
“Yes really! I have for a while and I guess I just didn’t want to get in the way of you being the Black Paladin and the leader. I didn’t want to be a burden” you confessed.
He took your other hand in his, “You’re never a burden. You’re a valued member of this team. And a valued person in my life”
Unable to hold yourself back anymore, you crashed your lips into his. Catching him off guard. Though he immediately responded. Releasing your hands to cup your face. It was passionate and needy, you both had been waiting for this since you first met.
It felt like it lasted hours but ended when your lungs needed their precious oxygen.
You both smiled at each other, foreheads resting together. He stared into your deep [e/c] eyes. “I meant what I said about your eyes” he stated out of breath.
“I know, but fyi I make a mean pie as well” you laughed. He laughed with you, a tinge of red on his cheeks still.
“I guess you’ll have to make me one sometime” he chuckled.
“I guess I will, but for now this will have to do” you muttered before meeting his lips again. Both of you finally were getting something to make up for that time in that ship. Each other.
“Alright Shiro!” Lance whispered ear pressed against the door.
“I can’t believe he said ‘pie” Pidge sighed.
“I know right, but I wish there was pie” Hunk commented.
“Do you ever not think about food?” Keith asked, the only one not eavesdropping.
“Nope” Hunk said with a smile. “Fair enough” Keith shrugged.
“I’m happy for them though” he added before pushing off the wall. The other paladins followed, saying “Agreed” in unison.