Takashi Shirogane/Matt Holt
|Pairing:||Takashi Shirogane/Matt Holt|
|Alternative name(s):||Miro, Shatt|
|Fandom:||Voltron: Legendary Defender|
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Shiro and Matt are close friends who were on the Kerberos mission together. When the two are forced to fight in a gladiator arena upon being captured and imprisoned by the Galra, Matt panics at the prospect of fighting a powerful opponent. Shiro purposely injures him, faking bloodlust so he can take Matt's place and spare his friend's life. When the two are reunited in season 4, Matt awkwardly offers his hand for a handshake, only for Shiro to hug him warmly.
Some fans viewed the arena flashback scene as shippy, as Shiro went to an extreme to protect Matt from certain death.
- The Monster in the Mirror by squirenonny; canon divergence after Season 3 in which Keith rescues Shiro's clone and Matt rescues Shiro.
- Popping the Question by Luddleston; 5+1 fake proposal college AU fic.
- The Distance in Stars by hulklinging; post-S2 fic.
- The Trials and Tribulations of Matthew Holt by herekittie; 5+1 pre-canon fic.