Title: Perceptions
Author: Kristen Sharpe
Date: January 7, 2018
Rating: G
Warnings: None except for spoilers for the first movie.
Disclaimer: Pacific Rim belongs to Travis Beacham, Guillermo del Toro, Legendary Pictures, and various other parties.

Author's Note: Written for Endeni for Fandom Stocking 2017.

The first time Mako saw Stacker Pentecost he was an impossible hero standing atop his Jaeger, silhouetted against the sun. The hero who saved her and killed the monster that destroyed everything she knew.

The second time she saw him he was a man. Tall and imposing, somehow barely smaller without the Jaeger. But, his smile was gentle and in his hands was a single red shoe, broken strap newly repaired.

The last time she saw him, watching from Gipsy Danger’s cockpit as he and his co-pilot gave everything to give her and Raleigh a last chance, he was both.