this look shit i will try more tomorrow i need to sleep rn tbh

i guess with all this discourse it’s time for the Allura/Plaxum headcanons I’ve been sitting on for fOREVER to COME ON RIGHT THE FUCK THROUGH??????? maybe??? no??? TOO BAD

  • the team goes back to the water planet
  • why? unclear. maybe they need more allies or they need to protect them from lotor or maybe they need the mermaids help finding shiro or SOMETHING
  • it doesn’t matter
  • i want plaxum to be like the head scientist or like the new commander of the mermaids troops or like ooHH shit girl there are so many possibilities
  • I just want her promoted to some cool ass position because she deserves it
  • anyways everyone is excited to see their heroes lance and hunk again
  • and the rest of the team is like ???? they are heroes and lance and hunk get a feast and shit
  • and plaxum is flirting with lance and lance is just eating it up because like you know he’s still kinda immature and loves that #attention (tbh same lance… same)
  • and keith is sitting there like >:[ i don’t know why i don’t like this but i sure as hell don’t like dis shit
  • and allura sees keef’s >:[ face and takes it upon herself to distract plaxum on her own because she’s a homie ya know
  • another way this works is keef’s already aware of his SOUL CRUSHING FEELINGS and asks allura for help distracting plaxum from lance
  • because the best choice would be shiro but he’s currently unavailable in the fucking void of space and he can’t very well ask hunk to do it (shay) or pidge (only cares about robots)
  • anyways allura is like sure we can just talk strategy. i sure do love diplomacy
  • so allura stops plaxum on her way to meet up with lance and hunk and asks if she can get a tour of her troops or maybe their new garden for their safe food supply or whatever plaxum is working on
  • and plaxum is beaming because the girl loves new friends cause she was stuck with the same two people for god knows how long and all her other friends like DIED so even though she’s got the new kingdom this girl values new friends like no other
  • and she loves showing off her troops and their skills so like duh
  • so she happily swims with allura to display her ladies’ strength and allura is like v impressed (and also like blushing????) when plaxum steps in to adjust the fighting stances of a few soldiers. she even gives a demonstration with a solider so they can mimic her movements
  • allura can feel herself getting antsy (probably just cause she wants to fight right???) so she swims down and asks if she can try sparring too
  • plaxum is like oh but sweetie you dont have a tail it’s not fair
  • and allura is like psh no problem and shapeshifts herself into a mermaid
  • and plaxum is suddenly like x100000 more attracted to allura than previously
  • she’s like watching allura learning some moves from her troops who are all kinda getting sloppier watching this warrior princess effortlessly slice through the water with a trident and hHOOOOO boy
  • plaxum stops them and stammering she’s like “o…k… righ—t this way uh you can kiss– i mean kill– I MEAN FIGHT ME”
  • and allura is just like um ok
  • and so they like take their places and stare each other down
  • there’s a moment where everything melts away and they are just like lost in each other’s eyes and they can hear their heartbeat pounding in their ears
  • they charge towards each other to shake off the feeling and it’s incredible. it’s like dancing. the adrenaline is kicking in at full blast, they’re struggling to keep up with each other but also having the time of their lives
  • and just as plaxum is about to dodge an incoming strike, allura smirks and plaxum just mcfreaking loses it (i feel u girl)
  • she may or may not get full on smacked in the face
  • allura may or may not be completely panicking
  • plaxum may or may not have completely fallen the moment she blinked her eyes open and saw allura’s concerned, frantic expression
  • allura princess carries plaxum back and asks coran if the healing pods would work with the mermaids like isn’t it bad if we take them out of the water like??????? how does this work???? and coran is like princess calm down and plaxum’s grip tightens on allura’s waist and allura just panics even more because this surge of protectiveness is like rushing through her veins
  • and she’s just like i just need to know she’s ok and not concussed
  • the queen is like chill child we got healing methods of our own we can take care of her
  • and allura just doesn’t leave her side all night even though the queen promises she’ll be fine and will wake up tomorrow morning completely healed
  • allura may or may not be holding her hand the entire time too
  • plaxum may or may not wake up to a sleeping allura perched against the bed, completely exhausted from staying in the mermaid form for so long, with a vice grip on her hand
  • plaxum may or may not gently nudge allura awake with her head
  • they may or may not stare lovingly into each other’s eyes, foreheads pressed against each other
  • there’s no kiss, there’s no confession, only a silent moment of understanding, eyes closed and breathing even
  • we have something
  • and on days when the fight is tough in their respective battles against the galran empire, they both look back on that moment and smile

It’s so nice to finally share this with the world. It felt a little niche so I’ve been waiting until I’ve had time to fic it but I figured we need some fluffy positivity in the fandom rn. I have a reunion scene also tucked away somewhere in the corner or my brain that I might share at another point AND ALSO A LITTLE MERMAID AU where allura is an altean princess engaged to keith who’s a galran prince (both against their wills) and plaxum is a landlubber-hating mermaid with a HUGE CRUSH on a famous mermaid singer named lance who falls in love with said galran prince OOOoOoOHHHH BOY.