Hi! i had a question about "cold in your bones". was lance in the cell long enough to have developed frost burn? also, how did Black and Red get Blue back to the Castle ship? Blue didn't want to get up because of the emotional and physical labor/pain she went through, right? Did any of the paladins or Black and Red try to talk to Blue afterwards? I'm super curious if Shiro, Keith, Black, and Red tried to apologize for keeping Blue from getting to Lance
Hi! It was long enough that he was in some danger of developing frostbite, but Altean remedies fixed him up. They just weren’t much fun. Hypothermia was the bigger danger, though, because he didn’t have enough protection from the cold.
Since the lions can fix themselves, Blue was able to get back on her own after awhile, but it took her some time to recover. Black stayed with her until she did. And with Allura and Pidge still dealing with the natives, that’s why only Hunk and Coran were taking care of Lance. Afterward everyone had to go to his room and check on him, though, to make sure he really was okay. It was a very trying and emotional day for everyone.
I’m still a little iffy on just how sentient the lions are in canon, which is why I made it kind of vague. In the Boom Crash series they are fully sentient, with their own thoughts and feelings and communications with each other, but this story was based on S2 canon, so I didn’t want to go too far. I do think, though, that if Black had communicated with her, it would have been something along the lines of, “I had to stop you, it was my paladin’s decision and my paladin makes the rules,” while still expressing regret and grief for causing Blue and her pilot so much pain. So…not very helpful. I don’t think it would have occurred to Shiro or Keith to speak to her, because while they could see how depressed Lance was, they didn’t realize it was because of his bond with Blue, and so they would have no reason to think about her. When Lance told Shiro that all he felt from Blue was guilt and sadness, it was a big, BIG shock to Shiro. He hadn’t realized that she had been wounded by his decision, too.
But no matter what anyone else might have said to Blue, the only person she really wanted to hear from was Lance, and he kept misunderstanding her feelings.