hello!! i love your voltron family au so much! i was wondering if shiro still has the scar on his nose and i so how he got it. (sorry if i missed something if you've addressed this before) thanks ^-^
He does have a scar!!! :D
[The Voltron Family] The family were currently preparing for their day, the kids taking their baths since it was another day of school. Keith was currently taking his bath while Shiro was in front of the mirror trying to put on some clothes. Then he saw his scar.
Shiro hated his scar that was on the bridge of his nose. Everyday he was reminded of something awful. He wanted to get rid of it but he hardly had the time considering he had a family of five.
Keith: You’re staring at it again.
Shiro: *startled* *turns around to see Keith drying his hair* W-What?
Keith: I said you’re staring at your scar again.
Shiro: Oh. *deflates* Well, I can’t just ignore it. It’s literally on my face and it’s so huge and hideo—
Keith: It’s not hideous. *snaps*
Shiro: *shuts his mouth* *eyes widens*
Keith: *sighs* Sorry. But honestly, Takashi. It’s not hideous or ugly or disgusting or whatever adjectives that you’d like to associate it with.
Keith: I know it reminds you of your patient.
Shiro had a patient. He was seven years old. Bright and energetic but he had brain cancer. He knew the boy had 5% chances of surviving but Shiro held on to that and pushed through with the surgery. It lasted for 28 hours and it was the first time Shiro cried after a surgery. The boy’s mother lashed out to him while shouting “YOU PROMISED TO SAVE MY SON!!” The nurses were trying to restrain her but that didn’t stop her from grabbing one of the medical equipment and charged Shiro.
That was how he got his scar.
Shiro: He was just a boy, Keith.
Keith: I know.
Shiro: Miles was… Miles loved dinosaurs and M&Ms. Totally not related to each other… *soft chuckle* …but every day when I visited him, I gave him a pack of M&Ms. He loved the color yellow the most. Said yellow makes him happy. Yellow reminded him of Pickachu and Pickachu made him smile.
Keith: So that’s why you bought a Pichaku plushie. *small smile*
Shiro: *nods* Yeah. He didn’t cry when I gave it to him because he said crying will just make other people cry and think he’s going to die. And that would just make his mommy and daddy sad, thus going against his yellow principle.
Keith: What a smart kid. *rubs Shiro’s arm soothingly*
Shiro: He was. *smiles fondly* On that day of his operation, while he was being brought to the OR, you know what he said to me? He grabbed my hand and said “Doctor Takashi, promise me that you’ll let me play with your kids, okay? When I’m better, I’m going to show them my Pikachu plushie so they will smile too.” *tears starts appearing* I just… squeezed his hand and nodded “You’ll love Hunk. He loves yellow too.” *chuckles* Then Miles giggled while squeezing my hand back with the amount of force he had left “We’ll be yellow buddies! I can’t wait!”
Keith: *starts tearing up* *covers his mouth*
Shiro: *a tear falls down* He was… he was such a great and beautiful kid and I couldn’t save him. That’s why everyday when I see this scar…
Keith: *hugs Shiro* Shhhhhsh. Don’t… just. You did what you had to do. And that proves it even more, isn’t? *cups Shiro’s face*
Shiro: Prove what?
Keith: *kisses Shiro’s scar* It’s your battle scar. You fought for Mile’s life and that’s beautiful. You’re beautiful, Takashi, especially with your scar.