Take my hand, I’ll take the lead And every turn will be safe with me Don’t be afraid, afraid to fall You know I’ll catch you through it all
And you can’t keep us apart (even a thousand miles, can’t keep us apart) ‘Cause my heart is wherever you are
It’s like catching lightning the chances of finding someone like you It’s one in a million, the chances of feeling the way we do And with every step together, we just keep on getting better So can I have this dance (can I have this dance)
Can I have this dance
Oh no mountains too high enough, oceans too wide 'Cause together or not, our dance won’t stop Let it rain, let it pour What we have is worth fighting for You know I believe, that we were meant to be
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So after a while, the paladins would totally get homesick for simple things, like music. And Coran and Allura would notice.
Coran goes back to the shop where they found Kaltenecker and buys this old-timey record player and a few records. They set it up in the ship and turn it on.
And it only plays 1920s jazz and swing music
Lance, absolutely starved for Earth music, “I can probably get down to this” and does a few dorky dance moves.
Coran and Allura look at each other like “what was that?”
They look on in confusion. And the paladins are shocked.
They try to explain the best they can about what dancing is and why they do it, but the Alteans just don’t get why it’s fun. They would use it for formal events, but never just for goofing around with friends.
Luckily, Hunk knows how to swing.
He turns up the record player, takes Allura by the hands and goes at it. She struggles to keep up for a while, but eventually, she’s just laughing and doing her best.
Coran is so excited about this strange human custom, so he takes Pidge as a partner. She was never one for dancing, but Coran takes the lead. They are by no means actually swinging, but they’re having the time of their lives and almost rolling on the floor with laughter trying to do each other’s foreign steps.
Shiro’s content just sitting next to the record player and watching all his friends have so much fun (he’s also keeping an eye on the ship so they don’t crash)
Which leaves Lance and Keith
Lance looks at Keith like (¬‿¬)
Keith rolls his eyes “Fine.” Lance takes lead.
Except Lance can’t lead for shit. He keeps looking at Hunk’s feet, which are doing stuff too complicated for him to keep up
And eventually, Keith gets fed up “If we’re going to dance, let me lead.”
Keith also knows how to swing. It goes hand-in-hand with being so agile and precise in fighting.
Everyone is amazed. Lance and Pidge knew Hunk could swing because he would listen to it in the Garrison. But KEITH?!
“I had a lot of time out in that desert shack, okay?”
Lance goes heels over head, literally. Keith dips him.
They pull out the record player anytime they’re feeling particularly down or homesick. It never fails to cheer them up.
AHAHAHA I havne’t watched the movies in years I can’t remember for shit what they’re about but I woke up with flo-rida’s “low” stuck in my head and an image of Lance and Shiro dancing to it SO
Shiro is studying dance at this fancy ass arts academy, right? And he’s a golden child, has won many teen awards, his teachers all love him, his peers envy him. But on his second year, he gets into a slump.
Completely out of nowhere, he hits a wall. He can’t make any progress. It looks to him like he’s even regressing. Nothing inspires him to dance like he ued to.It’s starting to affect school, so he goes to his most prised mentor/teacher (Allura) and asks for advice.
She tells him to go to *fakename* club on *fakername* street on a certain night of the week in a certain time, and tell them Allura sent him.
It’s shady af but he trusts her plus he’s getting desperate, so he goes.
They take him to the back, then outside, and into a warehouse. All this time he’s sure he’s getting murdered and probably eaten. There’s even loud music coming from there, surely to mask his screams.
Nope lol, it’s music people dance to. More specifically, have dance battles to. There’s gambling so it’s illegal technically and that’s why it’s secretly in the back??? idk.
The poiNT IS. He grabs a drink, sits back, tries to figure out why Allura sent him there. I mean, it’s a cool place, but so far he hasn’t seen anything he hasn’t seen before. That’s before the real battles begin, tho. Up until then it was just warmups. Beginners.
The first battle blows his mind. It’s not that they have marvelous techniques, although they do, it’s more about how alive their bodies are. How alive the dance is. Nothing like the rehearsed, controlled dance he’s used to. Shiro’s hypnotized.
At some point, “Rolo” and “Lance” are called forth. People snort and chuckle when they hear the last name, and Shiro even heard some girls behind him say something about how he should have kept his distance after what happened last time.
Shiro is even more intrigues now.
Lance turns out to be a god. Or an angel, at least. How else would you explain someone being this pretty? His tan skin practically glows, his eyes are the color of what diving into a pool on a hot day feel like. And he’s wearing loose sweatpants and a crop top for christ’s sake. Shiro hasn’t felt this gay in a long while.
And lord, can this boy dance. He’s a little sloppy, his movements a little too erratic, but dear heavens does he make Shiro’s heart race. Still, he tries to do some complicated flip flop near the end of his dance, loses balance and trips. He doesn’t exactly fall, and recovers pretty quickly, but from the loud Boo’s all around, Shiro assumes either it was an embarrassing mistake in this place, or these people were just waiting for him to fail.
Lance loses the battle but wins Shiro’s heart (I’m made of cheese lemme live)
Shiro goes to talk to him, and Lance is, predictably and understandably, in a shitty mood, but having a tall incredibly handsome dude express so much interest in him is def helping.
Shiro invites him to the academy, because surely if anyone could get in on a scholarship it’s this boy.
But Lance is having none of this. Rich people’s academy? That shit’s ain’t for him. He does dance battles for the money. Where’s he supposed to get money if he spends all his day repeating the same dance movies in some classroom?
Shiro is desperate enough to offer him money if he teaches him how to move like that.
Lance jumps on the offer and the private tutoring starts. All the while Shiro keeps low-key trying to convince him to at least think about applying. Also there’s LOTS of flirting, and SO MUCH sexual tension. Especially whenever Lance takes Shiro out clubbing, so he can “feel the music in his soul”. All Shiro feels is Lance’s ass grinding into him, but Lance says he’s improving so who is he to disagree, really?
He’s doing better at school and when Allura asks, he tells her about his lessons with Lance.
Allura is surprised, but overall pleased. She says they’re a great match and Shiro blushes right down to his buttcheeks.
Shiro breaks through his dance-block and doesn’t really need the lesson anymore, but he keeps taking them bc he wants to see Lance and although they’re close now, he still isn’t sure they’ll still be close without the excuse to meet.
Their first kiss is in one of the clubs Lance takes him to. They’ve both had a bit of alcohol before stepping on the dance floor, and they’re really feeling it, dancing so close and tight some people think they’re trying to fuse into one. Lance’s hands are all over him, in his hair, on his abs, was that grope on purpose??
Shiro’s hands also drift to his waist, then his ass, and once that happens they both know there’s no going back. Lance initiates the kiss, but Shiro’s the one who takes it to the next level with prying his lips open and kissing him like his life depend on it.
So they become super gross lovey dovey boyfriends and it’s all syrup sweet and so cute you’d have to punch a wall after seeing them smile to each other.
One day Lance gets a call from Shiro’s fancy academy inviting him to an audition and he’s like ??????
A couple of months back Shiro took a video of him dancing “for reference”, and then gave it to the adminitration, hoping it’d impress someone enough to give Lance a shot.
Lance is a little mad that he did that without talking to him, but by then he was actually starting to become convinced to give it a shot.
He’s accepted on a scholarship ofc and after about a year, he and Shiro get an apartment together and live happily ever after :D