so if you think about it, allura’s beginning is terrible. one moment she’s in the middle of a war, urging her father to fight back. then, from her perspective, she blinks a few times and wakes up in a cryopod, ten thousand years in the future
for her only a few moments have passed, and in that time, she’s lost her home, her planet, her family, her friends, everyone she’s ever known
she has to learn about the deaths of her people secondhand, from a historical record. she was left behind by time, and that’s just really, really sad
When you’re a kid, you think that you’ll always be… protected, and cared for. Then, one day, you realize that’s not true. If you open your eyes, you will see what we’re going through. ‘Cause when you’re alone as a kid, the monsters see you as weaker. You don’t even know they’re getting closer. Until it’s too late.