I'm not proud of it, but I actually came out of Prometheus shipping Elizabeth/David so you can imagine my disappointment when I saw Alien: Covenant. ^^;
Well you weren’t the only one… :) I read many Shavid fanfics after watching Prometheus, and they were very good and satisfying. Sure, their relationship in the movie wasn’t great, but it couldn’t stop me from shipping them. I still thought their scenes together were interesting. David was fascinated by her, and she was the only one who didn’t really treat him like crap. Also, they had chemistry. That helped.
I watched a few interviews with these two, and they were very adorable. Look at them awwww. :)
I can’t say I was happy with what they did to Shaw. I was very disappointed because I think she deserved better than that, but I knew where this was going from the first synopsis they released:
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
I don’t know if it’s any consolation to you, but it’s clear from the first reports that they wanted to make a sequel about Shaw and David’s adventures at first, and The Crossing actually came from the first drafts for that movie, but they changed their minds at some point…