“Hanahaki Disease is a result of a soul bond that’s been activated. Activated and then neglected—like two soulmates who break up, for example. A person who has Hanahaki believes that their soulmate doesn’t return or no longer returns their feelings. I mean Keith couldn’t have known he would get Hanahaki—the chances are astronomically low.”
“Pidge, I know all this already.“
Pidge squared her shoulders, stopped her pacing and turned to face him head-on. “But, Shiro, I mean, what I’m trying to say is…it means you and Keith had to have, at some point, both known that you’re soulmates. There’s no way he’d get Hanahaki otherwise. A soulmate bond just can’t be rejected or strained if it hasn’t been activated on both sides.”
And there it was, Shiro’s horrible fears confirmed. He could understand the rest himself, even without Pidge pointing it out for him. “It means that I knew Keith was my soulmate and I forgot.”
Kerberos. The Galra. His lost memories. He looked at Keith lying unconscious and pale on the bed. What have I done?
I have hot peach/green tea, I just finished a nice brunch of sausage and pancakes, and it’s raining. I’m working on a present for someone I love and I’ve got a great, meaty fanfic to read when I’m done.
I’m happy. Life is good. …It’s a weird feeling, but I’ll take it.