Sheith: a moment post reunion now that Keith realized his feelings for shiro
This is my first time writing Sheith! I know this is your OTP, so I hope this does the pairing you love justice!! I wasn’t sure if you meant post-Garrison reunion or post season 2, so I went with Garrison. Hope you enjoy it love 💗
At the Garrison, Keith often sees the warmth between the other cadets, the murmured intimacies, watches them slipping into dark corners from the corner of his eye. He’s a casual observer, disengaged, distant. He knows what it means, but he never feels the lack of it in his own life.
To Keith, the heart is just another muscle in the body. It pumps blood through his body and keeps him healthy; speeds up when danger is near, slows down when he finds himself in the serenity of nature, alone as he gazes up at the stars.
He lets it be.
And so he underestimates the damage it is capable of inflicting; the searing pain that rips through him like a tremor.
He underestimates its capacity to render him senseless, to force him to confront a part of himself he had locked away when his father left with the hopes of never facing it again.
He underestimates its capacity to strip him raw.
In the dark nights that follow, Keith finds a new focus in searching for answers, channeling his pain into purpose, pushing away the physically aching throbbing that often threatens to choke him in the middle of the night.
And yet he still fails to realize what it means; the force that drives him forward.
Only one year later, in the flickering, haunted gaze of the man he had thought he would never seen again, does Keith find his answer, as he grips his arms and murmurs his name.
What his heart fails to tell him, what his brain refuses to recognize, he finds in Shiro’s eyes — what he feels is love.