ANOTHER VOLTRON AU CAUSE WHY NOT!?
Ugh, I have too many ideas but no modivation to actually do anything with them….
Anyway, imagine an au where Lance leaves.
So many things attribute to this. The fact that they have too many paladins and he feels like he’s the least important, the most expendable. Not to mention he feels like he doesn’t own a lion. Blue is Allura’s now, and he still sees red as Keith’s. The other paladins don’t really take him seriously either. Apparently it’s a team bonding thing to pick on him. It didn’t always bother him but combined with everything else it’s getting to him.
Not to mention Keith. He went to him, emotionally open and reaching for SOMETHING. Keith pat him on the shoulder and sent him on his way. Their talk was impersonal and there was nothing said about is fears of inadequacy were unfounded. He left feeling worse then he did before. But Keith… he was becoming such a good leader. He was growing so much and Lance was happy for him. Lance would never be great, bit at least Keith would be.
He leaves without any of them knowing. It’s a spurr of the moment thing. On one of the planets he saved he meets an alien he gets along with pretty well. She’s a nomad, however, and she’s leaving. Making a split second decision he packs his things and runs to her ship before she leaves.
She lets him tag along. They become partners in crime more or less. Eventually, they end up taking jobs and becoming something like mercenaries and make good GAC. Lance is happy because she relies on him as much as he relies on her. He feels useful.
Everything is sunshine and daisies until he runs into everyone again.