Lafayette jumped at the knock on the door. It was three in the morning for fuck’s sake.
Lafayette opened the door, surprised to see Hercules. The two had been tiptoeing around each other ever since Lafayette found out and they fought. Lafayette had the mercy not to kick him out of his own apartment, but Hercules had been spending most of the day out and then would come home and sleep in the living room with John and Alex. Alex was angry with Hercules as well, fully taking Lafayette’s side. John was neutral, angry at Hercules as well, but his loyalty to his friend kept him merciful.
“What do you want?” Lafayette asked, swallowing what was either anger, tears, or both.
Hercules didn’t answer at first. “I wanted to talk.”
Lafayette sighed, “Hercules, I don’t have the energy to fight with you right now.”
“I don’t want to fight.” Hercules reasoned, “I’m tired of us avoiding each other and the situation. Just hear me out, please. Can I please come in?”
“Sure,” Lafayette relented, opening the door wider for Hercules.
Lafayette sat on his bed, not offering for Hercules to do the same. He didn’t.
Hercules expected Lafayette to say something. He waited for Lafayette to say something. He didn’t.
“I’m sorry,” Hercules began. “I’ll start with that. I know saying sorry doesn’t help. At all. But I do want you to know I regret it.”
“Why did you do it?” Lafayette hissed. “Am I not enough for you? Was she able to give you something I couldn’t provide?” Despite Lafayette promising himself he wouldn’t cry, he was already starting to. Lafayette was always emotional, he hated how vulnerable it made him.
Hercules shook his head. “I honestly don’t know why I did what I did. You’re more than enough for me Lafayette, you always have been. I never understood what I did to deserve you, I obviously don’t.” He laughed bitterly, “I could blame it on alcohol, on her, on any number of things. But in the end, it was only me, making a stupid decision.”
“Then why are you here? Why did you want to talk to me?” Lafayette asked, his voice wavering.
“I want to know what you want. I’m not asking you to forgive me, I don’t expect you to. Not now, not ever. But I can’t handle this. Us avoiding each other, ignoring each other. I can’t handle the silence and I can’t handle the uncertainty. Just tell me what you want and I’ll do it. I’ll leave, I’ll never speak to you again if that’s what you want. Just tell me what you want.” Hercules pleaded.
Lafayette hesitated. He didn’t know what he wanted. Did he want Hercules gone? He was angry, yes, but when he imagined a life without Hercules…
He stood, meeting Hercules’ eyes. “I don’t want you to leave.” Lafayette caught the exact moment as Hercules’ eyes flashed with hope but quickly died out right after. “I want to forgive you, I really do. I’m just not sure how.”
Hercules nodded, “I know what I did was horrible. But I would do anything to get you to forgive me.” Lafayette said nothing. “What do I have to do? Beg for it?” Hercules asked, sarcasm lightly dancing in his words. Lafayette almost said yes, he almost wanted to see Hercules beg for Lafayette’s forgiveness and love, but Lafayette wasn’t that cruel. Besides, it would have been a miracle to see Hercules, the stubborn, hot-headed giant Lafayette had grown to love, on his knees and begging.
Lafayette’s eyes widened when Hercules did just that.
Hercules got onto his knees, taking Lafayette’s hands in his. Lafayette didn’t pull away, too shocked by what he was seeing. Begging during sex was one thing, this was something entirely different. Hercules was surrendering his dignity to Lafayette. His pride. Hercules wouldn’t do this for anyone else.
“I’m sorry Lafayette, I really am. I love you, more than I love anyone else. You’re everything to me, Lafayette. I would do anything just to keep you in my life. You don’t have to forgive me now, you don’t ever have to forgive me. But you need to know that I do love you, and I never wanted to hurt you.” Hercules had a single tear running down his cheek, which shook Lafayette greater than anything else that happened since Hercules walked in.
Hercules never cried. Never. Lafayette had never seen him cry. “Hercules…” Lafayette trailed off. He didn’t know what else to do. He got on his own knees, hugging Hercules tightly.
“D-Do—” Hercules began.
“No,” Lafayette cut him off. “Not yet. I don’t forgive you yet. I need time.” Lafayette admitted. “But I can start.”
Hercules pulled back, smiling a little. Lafayette was smiling a little too. “That’s all I wanted.” Hercules sighed. “You know, I love you.”
Now that is canon that lance is keith's stability (though that was Shiro), what will happen if something happened to Lance? ~Mist
I wasn’t at the con but I’m pretty sure that Lance being Keith’s stability is a new thing. As in, a thing that specifically started in s3 - because before that Shiro was Keith’s stability!! I mean, Keith literally got kicked out of the Garrison after the failure of the Kerberos mission. When he found out about his Galra heritage it was Shiro he wanted to see, when he departed for the Weblum mission it was Shiro’s hug that cheered him up, when Shiro disappeared after s2 it was his loss that made him put Voltron at risk.
However, all of that changed in s3. And it was a huge difference to before. Because, see, Lance has always balanced Keith out (remember the mission on the Balmera) but he has never tried to be Keith’s support. But once he realized that Keith is under a lot more emotional pressure than he expected, he just-
“Hey man, listen. We all miss Shiro. I remember what a thrill it was just to meet him for the first time when the two of us carried him out of that Garrison hospital.” […] “You’re not the only one hurting, man. We’re all right there with you. But you know that he would be the first one to tell us that we have to move on.” […] “I know you’re right. It’s time to figure out how to reform Voltron.”
“I can’t replace Shiro! You guys were right, I’m the loner. I’m not the leader Shiro thought I was.” “Keith, no one can replace Shiro. But the Black Lion wouldn’t choose anybody it didn’t feel was worthy to lead Voltron. I respect its choice and you should too.” “…but who’s gonna fly the red lion?”
“I’m okay but we can’t fight this guy alone.” “And you won’t have to.”
“Keith, we have to go back for Allura.” “Keith, you are splitting up the team!” “Keith, don’t do this!!” [and Keith actually listens, if only for a moment]
“This is all my fault. I followed him right into this trap. Everyone warned me but I didn’t listen. I put the entire team in jeopardy.” “Yeah, you kinda did. …but now we gotta fix it.” “You’re right. Let’s go.”
The thing about Lance is that he always seems to know what to say to Keith. If you look at his lines, you’ll realize that he keeps emphasizing that Keith isn’t alone. I doubt that Lance has figured out Keith’s abandonment issues but he’s unconsciously helping him through them. That emotional support is important to Keith. Lance finally offers Keith the friendship that he has always wanted and he is very quick to accept it.
But Lance is more than just emotional support. He also never sugarcoats things, something that Keith undoubtedly appreciates. We know that Keith dislikes his temper a lot, he tries not to rely on it when he can help it (he even gets happy when people offer him an alternative like in the Balmera mission in s1). There’s that and he values honesty - he has never put any kind of effort into learning how to lie and usually takes things the team tells him at face value. That makes Lance telling him that they miss Shiro alongside Keith but they still have their mission to complete exactly the right thing to say.
So yeah. Lance appeals to both Keith’s emotional and his rational side. And that shows - Keith voluntarily opened up to him in the third episode when he messed up. That’s a huuuge step for Mr. ‘I Guess I Have Some Walls Up’ :P Lance became Keith’s stability and did a great job on it, so great in fact that Shiro/Kuron can’t really take that role back:
When he tried to reassure Keith that he makes a good leader Keith wouldn’t listen. There isn’t a prolonged eye contact that ends with his eyes closing and a deep breath in, there isn’t a hopeful glance upwards, there is no change to how he was before. Shiro left him completely unaffected and it’s disturbing tbh.
So yeah. From what it looks like, Lance will continue being Keith’s stability for a while - at least if he tries. He might feel inadequate or try to give that role back to Shiro/Kuron, just as he was ready to give up his lion(s). I PRAY THAT THAT WON’T HAPPEN BUT VLD LIKES BREAKING OUR HEARTS SO ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ cries
If anything happened to Lance, Keith wouldn’t take it well. I’m not sure if Keith is aware of how important Lance became to him, I’m not even sure if Lance himself is aware of it, but I can’t imagine Keith taking Lance’s loss well. He wouldn’t have taken it well before the bonding and he certainly won’t take it well now. I can imagine that Shiro/Kuron would (as mentioned above) try to take the “stability” role back but I can’t tell how successful he’d be with that.
[The next in line for Keith’s stability role seems to be Allura btw - wait no hear me out! :’D Voltron’s legs in general are “the stable ones”, the ones that are meant to ground the others. Allura tried cheering Keith up before his first mission in Black and Keith tried to comfort Allura after they got back from the other dimension, so between her and Hunk I think it’d be her!! Hunk didn’t have many moments with Keith in s3.]
Hello! ^^ Could I possibly get an RFA + V and Unknown reacting to an MC with really different hair? Like, bright electric blue or some other crazy colour! Thank you, I absolutely love your blog! 💕
Thank you so much, that means a lot and I’m so glad you like it! This request is actually pretty relevant to me actually because I recently dyed my hair for the first time like a reddish-purple and I love it to bits so here goes!
When MC walked through the door with her
hair dyed pink, at first Yoosung didn’t notice. He had been playing LOLOL as
usual and when MC entered saying “Hiya, Yoosung!” in a bright voice, he turned
his head only a fraction of an inch to glance at her and say hi back
But after a minute or two he started to
think something was off
He finished killing a monster and turned
around fully to find MC expectantly waiting for him to make that exact action,
her arms crossed with a smirk on her face
IT’S AWESOME omg he loves it. He
practically flies out of his seat saying “I knew
something felt different!” and immediately starts playing around with it,
looking at it from different angles and lighting
He remembers when he first dyed his
hair, it had seemed like such a drastic change but now it felt perfectly normal
It’ll take getting used to because it’s
so sudden, but he’s positive he won’t ever get tired of it because he thinks
it’s so flippin’ cool
Unlike Yoosung he notices immediately
and at first his jaw just drops
His hair is a strange color too but he’s
had it that way since he was just a little kid. Now without any warning
whatsoever, MC just suddenly has bright blue hair
And for a second he can’t even say
anything which makes MC really worried at first… Does he not like it? Maybe I should’ve mentioned it beforehand…
But Zen reassures her that he really
does love it, it was just the unexpected factor that made him have that initial
he wants to style it so badly now
He takes SO many pictures of it like
hundreds of pictures and he stares at them constantly. He’s always
complimenting MC’s new hair and showing it off in the group messenger
She is s h o o k
She never expected MC to do this, especially without making any mention of it beforehand and at first tbh Jaehee isn’t sure what she thinks about it
It’s just… such a big change. And it’s very noticeable
It is really pretty though and it’s certainly unique, and that’s part of what she adores about MC
So she does warm up to it pretty quickly although she finds herself distracted by it often, not in a bad way but she does like to look at it just because it’s so fun and different
After a while she even starts wondering what color her hair would look best dyed in
He thinks MC looks great no
matter what hair color she has. After the initial surprise of seeing her
tentatively walk in the penthouse with red hair, he starts asking all sorts of
questions about it like how it works and how long it will stay in
He doesn’t think MC should necessarily
come to the office with it though, because he’s worried it will be distracting
with how bright it is
But he is open to trying out different colors and insists on coming with
her the next time she has it done
Suggests colors that he thinks would
suit MC and likes to coordinate outfits to go with it which MC absolutely
Debating whether or not MC would look
good with white hair because she would match Elizabeth’s pure white color or if
it would remind him too much of Zen and ruin it
But now whenever MC surprises him with a
new color he comes to expect it and immediately compliments her and wants to
take her shopping
WHOAAA he adores it
When MC walked into his work room saying
“Saeyoung check it out!” he turned around and practically scREAmed like a
Like Zen, he was naturally born with different
and bright colored hair
Saeyoung’s been suggesting that MC
should dye her hair for a long time actually, but when MC finally did it she
really wanted it to be a surprise, so she picked out a sky blue color that was
still pretty bright and it turned out gorgeous
He can’t stop looking at it and running
his hands through it and just generally making a huge deal out of it
Yells at the messenger to look and from
then on asks if he can come with MC when she dyes her hair next or if he can
help her do it himself
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say
that V’s hair wasn’t always blue
So MC is extra excited to show off her
new purple hair to him when he comes back from a particularly long work trip
He walks in the room super thrilled to
come back to MC and at first doesn’t even notice the hair because he just wants
to hug her
But when he pulls back he’s an equal
mixture of surprised and pleased. When they stand next to each other, V and MC
look pretty good together and the colors complement each other quite nicely
Everybody who sees them together
compliments them on how good they look as a pair and it just makes the two of
them so happy like MC is so darn proud of herself
V didn’t think it was possible, but his
eyes are drawn to MC even more than they were before
He’s been debating changing his hair
back to its natural color ever since the whole hacker situation died down and
he met MC and they started their relationship
And MC actually suggests that they do it
together, which is a pleasant surprise for him. It makes him feel a lot more
comfortable about the situation to not do it alone, even though technically he’s
changing it back to the way it was and MC is doing the opposite
She decides to get a slightly lighter
color than Saeyoung and Saeran’s deep red which is so cute to Saeran but he
doesn’t admit it
There’s a picture of them standing
together with their new hair and looking really happy and Saeran looks at it
all the time, whenever he can
He decides this is one of his favorite
memories that he’s made with MC at his side