I remember reading a fanfic once where Shadow went missing and Rouge went around to people’s houses to ask if anyone had seen him. She arrives at an old man’s house and asks him about Shadow.
He grows this big grin and says that he and Shadow had met and Shadow would occasionally help him carry his heavy groceries back to his house. He said Shadow was a bit down in the mouth, but possessed a heart of gold.
In another fanfic I read, Shadow was out doing something and he was near a ballet school. A little ballerina came out of the building with her mom and she notices Shadow. She starts hopping up and down and he sees her asking the girl’s mom something. She runs over to Shadow holding some paper and a pen and looks up at him saying that she’s his biggest fan and would like an autograph.
He grows a small but warm smile and grabs the pen and paper, signing it for her. She gets super excited and runs off.
My heart is melting and I’m squealing on the inside remembering this. I would love to see more stuff like this with Shadow because it’s one of the aspects I adore about him. I also wrote all of this off of memory so hopefully I stayed true to the original fanfics hehe ^^“
Before Boyd could reply, Ryan leaned forward and pulled him into a hug. Boyd couldn’t help a large smile of his own as he returned the hug. Ryan was skinner and bonier than he remembered but it felt good nonetheless.
‘I’m really glad you came,’ Ryan admitted quietly against Boyd’s ear. ‘Thank you.’