My First Ship Sailed:
So I started shipping characters quite early in life. I was in third grade and my favorite television show was X-men Evolution. My favorite character was Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat. Canon she was paired up with Lance/Avalanche. I didn’t like Lance too much. He was sweet to her sometimes but his personality was lacking.
But I loved Pietro/Quicksilver. He was cocky, but clever and funny. I shipped them together and my first fanfiction I read later on was in seventh grade that was a Kitty/Pietro titled the Jetty Theatre. It fed my craving that the television show and my imagination couldn’t come up with. Plus I always love a bad boy (just like Kitty.)