Yuri!!! On Ice! has taken over my life so here’s the Figure Skating AU for Emerald Skies gijinkas! Mostly centered around Pallet.
Pallet is definitely an underdog in the world of figure skating since his being a Beautifly gijinka puts him at a disadvantage when compared to his ice type counterparts, but he doesn’t let that stop him. He spent most of his time at the ice house to practice where he met Aeolus, an up and coming speed skater. They started dating and practicing with each other watching. Aeolus helped Pallet with his endurance and stamina while Pallet showed Aeolus that it helps to slow down once in a while. Their relationship ended as quickly as it started when Aeolus dies in a car accident, an event that shook Pallet’s psyche so much that he didn’t skate for several weeks and missed his shot at that year’s Senior division Grand Prix. After watching the Gran Prix from the sidelines Pallet found himself missing the ice and immediately went back to work, making his return a strong one.