Hey guys! Here’s chapter 9! 10 is on the way I swear! Also there is some Spanish in this chapter, I’m pretty limited when it comes to Spanish so I’m sorry if I made some mistakes! (Special thanks to @
we-are-broken-from-the-inside who helped correct some of my mistakes! You’re the true MVP!) I did put translations in so don’t worry if you only speak English! Enjoy!
Lance and the team get back into their routine but things don’t go well for the paladin in blue when in a routine sweep he runs into Prince Lotor’s fleet.
Chapter 9: Well, Crap.
Eventually they did leave the planet of Kann, Lance thankful
and disappointed. They had stayed the night in the palace because everyone got
drunk on whatever they were drinking. It had no effect on the human paladins
but Allura and Coran got pretty hammered as well. So they couldn’t just leave
them all passed out in the middle of the grand palace so the paladins took
turns to be on watch while the rest slept until the early morning.
Allura and Coran woke with headaches and grumpy attitudes but
otherwise seemed coherent. So they said goodbye to the Noo and Goo and
continued on to save the universe. They continued to help those who had their
distress beacons on. That’s when it happened.
Again things went to crap a lot quicker than Lance had
anticipated and he barely had time to react. Lance was doing a routine sweep of
an area of space, like they normally do. Usually they split into three groups,
two in each group and someone back on the ship. However both Hunk and Pidge
needed to help with some maintenance on the Castle, leaving Lance, Keith and
Shiro to split and do the sweep. Keith and Shiro discussed how to split up, the
only way was to have two go in one direction and one to go alone in the other.
Lance offered to go by himself.
“Lance that could be really dangerous.” Shiro said, “Not
that I doubt you but I’m not sure…” Shiro trailed off before being interrupted.
“Well if you’re so worried, I’ll take quadrant 41, it’s not
nearly as dangerous so I’ll be fine. Plus that way you guys can handle
everything in 42, since Galra seem to be everywhere. If you need back up you
can let me know.” Lance said.
He couldn’t see Shiro or Keith since they were talking
through the comms but he heard Shiro sigh.
“Alright. Keep in contact at all times.” Shiro said sternly.
“Yes, sir!” Lance said, even saluting although he knew Shiro
he couldn’t see it.
So the lions split up, Keith going with Shiro and Lance
going by himself in the other direction. He should have known it wouldn’t have
been that easy.
For the most part the sweep was going well, aside from an
asteroid that tried to knock Blue on her ass. Things were going smoothly and he
was nearly done with it when an entire Galra fleet wormholed right in front of
him. Lance recognized that ship anywhere. Lotor.
Lance moved fast, practically yelling into the comms.
“Prince Lotor is in Quadrant 41! I repeat Prince Lotor is in
quadrant 41!” Lance shouted, dodging debris and flying as fast as he could but
where would he go?
He couldn’t go back to the Castle, he wasn’t going to lead
Lotor right to Allura which he knew that’s what he wanted. Maybe he could wait
for the rest of the team to come to him. They could form Voltron, fend him off
while Allura and the Castle got ready to wormhole.
He then realized that no one was replying, all he heard was
static. Great. Really fucking great.
Lance breathed, all he had to do what lead him away or lose him. Lance could do
So Lance continued to run, like he was desperate to get back
to the Castle and the fleet followed quickly behind.
Shiro and Keith had made it through their sweep and were
heading back to the Castle when they heard something strange. The comms had
made a loud shrieking noise and went completely dead. The sound almost blew out
“Keith? Can you hear me?” Shiro asked insistently. After a
moment of trying to get the connection back Keith answered.
“Yeah, but what the hell was that sound?” Keith asked
sounding irritated and concerned.
“I-I don’t know.” Shiro had a thought, “Lance, LANCE! Come in!” Shiro insisted.
Nothing. Just static.
“Shit!” Keith said, trying his own comms, “Lance, buddy are
you there?” Keith asked really worrying now. Nothing.
“Allura, can you hear me?” Shiro asked.
“Yes! What’s happening?” Allura asked, hearing the worry in
“We can’t get in contact with Lance! He- the comms just cut out for a moment and
when they came back we couldn’t- couldn’t hear him!” Shiro said, panic rising
with each word. He wasn’t about to lose Lance after all of this, not a chance.
“Hold on, Hunk and Pidge are on their way to the lions, I’ll
look for his signal and give you the coordinates.” Allura said, stoic.
There was a slight pause while Allura worked and Shiro grew
more anxious with each silent beat.
“I-I found him but…” Allura sounded like she was choking,
her voice very tight, “He’s surrounded by Galra forces. He’s surrounded by Lotor’s forces. They appeared out of
nowhere! How did they find him?!” Allura questioned, her own panic rising in
“Allura! It’s alright,
we’re all going to get him. Send me the coordinates we need to move fast.”
“Lance is here.” The coordinates appearing on the screen in
front of Shiro, “But he’s moving quickly away from us, far away. He’s headed…” She gasped, “He’s headed right into an
asteroid field. Lance is in grave danger, you must get to him before he enters
it!” She insisted.
“Understood.” Shiro said as Pidge and Hunk emerged from the
Castle the four of them moving quickly to save their friend.
Lance saw the asteroid field and he knew two things. One,
that this was about to get really complicated. Two that Lotor didn’t have a
chance of getting through this field. Lance didn’t have much of a chance either,
but he didn’t have a choice. He was going to protect everyone for as long as he
could. So he entered the field without a second thought.
He and Blue were flying together but it was getting easier
to distinguish who was who. He felt himself inside her (not in the creepy way get your minds out of the
gutter) and they were one but distinct from one another. Lance had a thought.
It was something that was probably dangerous, Coran had come to talk to him
about his bond, the dangers of it several days before.
“There are somethings you need to know my boy. Flying Blue
through your bond is a very powerful and wonderful thing. However it is also very dangerous. Paladin and Lion become
one, intermingling essences, quintessence and even their soul. It can be
wonderful, flying is easier, you become better at forming Voltron but it is extremely dangerous melding minds like
that. So don’t ever, ever go deeper
than necessary or else there may be consequences.” Coran said.
And look what Lance was doing, going deeper. Sorry Coran, he thought to himself and
the kind Altean. But otherwise there was nothing else he could do, he was not
going to get captured again because that fucked him up enough the first time. He
wasn’t going back to the Castle because Lotor would not get his hands on Allura as long as Lance was alive. So Lance
sunk deeper and deeper into his bond until he was barely there and Blue’s body
truly became his, not just her eyes, everything.
He thought the feeling would be different, more mechanical
since in reality Blue was a robotic magic lion. But instead he felt the way she
moved like muscles, she was completely alive and Lance realized now that this
had only gotten stranger. However he ignored everything and focused on where he
was flying. The fleet was following him quickly. But no one attacked him, he
was sure that Lotor simply wanted to follow him so that the real battle can
start when they got to the Castle. On some level Lotor must had known that Lance was leading him away and not to, but for
whatever reason he followed Lance anyway.
So Lance flew right into the asteroid field, he had done
this before but this field was made up of the blue crystals that had a tendency
to explode. Yeah those ones. And they
were closely packed together. The Blue lion was observant, knowing one false
move would send not only the Galra fleet but the lion up in flames with it. So
she flew quickly but carefully between the beautiful but dangerous crystals
turning slightly to see if the fleet dared to follow. They did. Lance looked
back, they were crazy but maybe this could work. He knew he didn’t have any
other option, so he prayed to god that he’d somehow make it out alive. He moved
in further, luring them in until they were closer to the field. Then he shot
up, turning around and shooting the large crystal closest to Lotor’s fleet. The
explosion was spectacular.
They flew as fast as they could, however each second was
agony. Shiro saw the dot that was supposed to be Lance move its way into the
asteroid field. Shiro sucked in a harsh breath and practically screamed when
the dot disappeared completely. This
could not be happening, there was no way.
happened?!” Hunk asked, desperate.
“We just lost Lance’s signal, we need to hurry!” Shiro said voice cracking.
So they moved even quicker if that was possible and as they
drew closer they saw the huge fleet. The ship so familiar and not in a good way
and the asteroid field behind them, the blue and green crystals some in mid
explosion. Lance flew into that. Lance was in that explosion. Lance.
Shiro’s rage blinded him for one second but that was all it
took, wings sprouted from the back of his lion and he was destroying everything
in sight literally cutting a path to Lance. Lotor’s ship moved out of the way,
already taking damage from the explosions of the crystals, moving to flee. But
at the moment Shiro nor the rest of the team cared, they cut and destroyed
everything to get to Lance.
Shiro looked everywhere for something, anything that even
remotely looked like the Blue lion.
“There!” Keith shouted, drawing Shiro’s attention.
Floating above the asteroid field was the Blue Lion,
unmoving and black on one side but mostly intact or at least he hoped.
The Red lion raced forward, being the quickest among them
with Yellow following close behind. Between the two of them they were able to
bring the Blue lion back. Shiro kept his attention on the Galra fleet, the
explosions had done a number on them. But they weren’t here for the fight,
ships and weapons too damaged. So he watched as they formed a wormhole and
escaped leaving Voltron behind.
They contacted Allura, telling her their coordinates and the
Castle wormholed there quickly. The Red and Yellow lions escorting Blue inside.
As soon as they landed everyone ran out of their lions, like
they had when Lance was first back from capture, the events being all too
similar. Why was it always Lance?
Hadn’t he had enough? But they ran as fast as their feet could carry them but
the mouth of the Blue lion would not open at first.
shouted, “I know you’re hurt but we need to get to Lance! Please! Blue?” Hunk called.
Blue eyes glowed slightly, just barely and the mouth fell
open before the eyes stopped glowing completely. Without the ramp they were
focused to climb Blue in order to get inside. The inside of Blue was relatively
unharmed, however sparks of electricity crackled and when they got to Lance
they sighed a breath of relief for he too appeared unharmed but unconscious.
Allura arrived inside with Coran following behind.
She pulled off Lance’s helmet. Revealing blood that painted
the back of Lance’s helmet a vibrant shade of red.
“That’s a lot of
blood.” Pidge stated in shock.
Allura looked pale, “It looks like a lot but thankfully it
actually not all that much. However I’m more worried about his brain.” She took
Lance’s face in both hands, “Lance!
Lance can you hear me? I need you to open your eyes!” Allura commanded. As she
called to him, Coran pressed a rag to the back of his head, stopping the
Nothing happened at first but slowly Lance blinked, Allura
held his face because he seemed to have no energy to hold up his own head. She
was about to breathe a sigh of relief until she saw his eyes. They were glowing
blue, an extremely vibrant shade of blue that she could see vividly through the
crack of his eyelids.
said, slightly panicked.
Coran stepped forward and swallowed hard at the sight.
“Oh no.” He
whispered, taking Lance’s head with his own hands Allura stepping aside to let
“What’s happening?” Shiro demanded.
There was a long silence until Lance said something.
confundido. ¿Dónde estoy?” Lance said groggily, his voice did not sound
asked, he knew that was Spanish but he didn’t know how to speak it.
he doesn’t know where he is.” Hunk stated, of
course he knows Spanish, Keith thought.
forward, patting Lance’s shoulder.
Hola, socio. Estás en el espacio, ¿Sabes quién eres?” Hunk said.
“What are you saying?” Shiro
Hunk turned slightly, “I’m
telling him that he’s in space, I’m asking if he know who he is.” Hunk stated.
Lance looked at Hunk and then
away, shaking his head despite his injury as if he couldn’t feel the pain.
Coran moved his hands from his face to support the back of Lance’s neck so
Lance’s head flopped to the side.
No, estoy muy confundido. Estoy aqui y allá, ¿Qué está sucediendo?”
Lance asked, voice very very soft.
Hunk looked a little shocked
before he told the rest what Lance had said.
“He says he’s too confused.
He says he’s here and there and asks what’s happening but I don’t know what that means.” Hunk said panic rising
in his voice.
Coran shock his head, “Lance
has gone too deep into his bond. He doesn’t know who he is because he went too
deep.” Coran stated, “I tried to warn him-“
“What do you mean too deep?” Shiro asked.
“When you pilot your lions
your bonds become, well there are levels. So bonding in order to see out of the
eyes of a lion is rather simple in terms of how much of the lion you can use. I
told Lance to never, under any
circumstances to delve deeper into the bond to say, use Blue’s entire body as
his own. Lance’s mind and Blue would become so entangled in one another that it
is possible to get lost. It’s why his eyes look the way they do because Blue is
in his body too. Here and there, he
in his body and there in Blue’s body.” Coran stated.
“Wait, you’re saying that
Lance and the Blue lion are literally both in Lance’s body right now and in
this body?” Pidge questioned, pointing at the Blue lion they were standing in, growing
“Not all of Blue just part of
her in Lance’s body anyway.” Coran stated, “Right now they’re too close to
distinguish who is who. But we can try to help Lance realize who he is. If we
talk to him he might become aware of himself. Memories, things shared, things unique
to Lance. We might be able to pull him out of it.” Coran said but his face was
Hunk nodded, determined and
began to speak Spanish to Lance.
“¿Recuerdas cuando nos conocimos? Yo era muy timido y tu demasiado extrovertido. Pero nos hicimos amigos enseguida porque me dijiste que debo temerle a todo. Soliamos robar comida de los cuarteles cuando tenía hambre. Solia decirte que no pelearas con otros chicos, pero igual lo hacias. ¿Lo recuerdas, Lance? Ahora defendemos el universo de chicos malos. Aún te metes en problemas aún cuando te digo que no. Lance, necesito que vuelvas conmigo, amigo.”
Do you remember when we first met? I was very
shy and you were very outgoing. But we became friends right away because you
told me that I shouldn’t be afraid of everything. We stole food from the
barracks when I got hungry. I told you not to pick a fight with the other kids
but you did anyway. Do you remember Lance? Now we defend the universe from bad
guys. You still get into trouble even when I tell you not to. Lance I need you
to come back to me, buddy.
The rest of the
team had no idea what Hunk was saying, none of them fluent in Spanish. But the
words seemed to affect Lance, slowly his eyes were growing dull, the glow
dissipating until by the end of the speech Lance looked normal again. He
blinked still confused.
“Hunk?” Lance asked.
Lance in a hug that was crushing his lungs.
else shouted, laughing with relief.
Allura pushed her way passed Hunk and Coran examining Lance,
seeing if he was concussed.
“Do you feel ill? Confused? What’s your name and who are
you?” She asked, inspecting Lance’s eyes carefully.
He answered dutifully.
“No, yes, my name is Lance and I am the blue paladin of
Voltron.” Lance said.
She nodded, staring a bit more before letting him go.
“I think you are concussed but only slightly. Half an hour
in the healing pod and you should be as good as new!” The Princess said with a
“Alright but while we have you here, what happened?” Shiro asked seriously, taking a knee in front of
Lance so he could look at him carefully, watching his eyes.
“I-I was sweeping the quadrant and it was going well…” Lance
took a moment to think, “And suddenly Lotor’s fleet came out of nowhere. They
just wormholed right in front of me… I knew I couldn’t go to the Castle. He
wanted Allura and wasn’t going to lead him right to her. So I ran. I tried to
call for help but the… the comms were off. Nothing but static. So I lead them
away…” He paused again, shaking his head trying to concentrate at the task but
his head was so fuzzy, “The asteroid field was my only chance, so I went in but
I had to go deeper in my bond with Blue. I know Coran warned me. I knew seeing
through her eyes wasn’t enough. So I went just above the point where I
disappeared completely, coming together right at the edge. We… we went into the
field and the fleet followed me or us I don’t know. So I drew them in and flew
up at the last second to aim at one of the crystals that was closest to the
fleet. But the crystals were so close to one another and they all blew up and
I… I was too close.” Lance admitted, “But for some reason, I hit my head and I…
I slipped. I dipped too deep into Blue and I got lost. I couldn’t tell what was
me and what was her. I was here in my body and in her eyes. I was everywhere
and nowhere it was… really confusing. But I heard Hunk talking to me and I just
followed his voice and I kind of came back to myself.” Lance said finally.
Shiro blinked, he wasn’t sure understood everything Lance
had said but he was sure going to try.
“I want to know…” Allura began, “How Lotor found us.” Allura
Lance was shaking his head.
“No they didn’t find us
they found me.” Lance said.
said shocked when she realized he was right, “But how?” She asked.
There was silence before Lance spoke.
Lance said his eyes widening with realization. “Like how Zarkon could sense the
black lion through their bond and quintessence. It must be…” Lance trailed off.
“That… yes that’s
quite possible.” Allura admitted.
Lance looked at the ground, looking tired and ashamed. Shiro
put a hand on his knee, grabbing his attention.
“Hey, don’t worry about it for now.” Shiro said.
“No. We have to.
If we don’t do anything then he’ll just keep coming and eventually he’ll be
close enough to the Castle to get Allura and I am not letting that happen.” Lance said seriously.
Allura was a little shocked, not shocked about how Lance
wouldn’t let anything happen to her but how sincere he was. She had not
realized how much Lance had grown to care for her.
“Lance, I appreciate
you trying to protect me but Shiro is-“ But she was cut off.
“NO! You do not understand what he is capable of, you think you
know but you don’t!” Lance shouted,
tears escaping his eyes, “I will NOT allow any of you to be captured or even
interact with that guy! He’s sick and
cruel and none of you need to experience that.” Lance said, softer now.
Honestly he wasn’t sure they were ready to know what exactly
happened. He hadn’t remotely told them the details of his time of Lotor’s ship.
They should know and it wasn’t that Lance wasn’t ready to confess, he wasn’t
sure he wanted them to know. What would it do to them? Were they ready? But
they needed to know to understand.
“He put needles in every patch of skin he could find, deep.
Sometimes he would electrocute me, for hours. It was painful. But the quintessence was worse. It burned like fire in my
body I would be in agony for hours,
seizing and barely being able to breathe like being suspended in the moment
before you die. He would enjoy my reactions. Somethings he did it for answers,
which I never gave him although that
made him more excited. But sometimes he came and did things to just get a
reaction. Stab me to see me in pain, talk to me to confuse me, try to convince
me to betray you, promising to end the pain. I never said anything but I admit
I was tempted… but it wasn’t the pain that made me want to talk. The hallucinations. He knew I was
having them. I’d see him first, sometimes he turned into other people like
Shiro, or my mom or really anyone I knew. They’d tell me I was better off dead.
They told me to give up. It’s hard to fight against your own mind when it’s
trying to make you give up… I must have said something when I was delirious, so
sometimes he could play the role of my hallucination and I would talk to him. I
thought he was my mind but it was so hard
to tell what was real and what was fake. Mostly I begged him to let me die, to
let me go.” Lance said, he looked at the ground at that last bit, shame clear
on his face.
“He didn’t and I don’t think he ever intended to let me die.
He’s twisted and under no
circumstances will any of you experience that, especially you Allura. What
happened to me, I’m glad it happened
to me and not to any of you. I wouldn’t wish that upon my worst enemy. So no,
we will deal with this now even if
that means I leave temporarily.” Lance said finally.
Everyone was still processing what he said but then they
“No you are not
leaving, we will find another way Lance.” Shiro assured him.
Lance shook his head.
“Unless there’s a way to remove or… change the quintessence
so he can’t track me, this is our only option for now.” Lance said with a smile
There was more silence but then Allura spoke.
“There might be a way.” She admitted quietly, but her face
said she didn’t like the idea.
“Yes but it’s extremely dangerous.” Allura said.
“Wait, Princess, you can’t be referring…” Coran began with
look on her face he had his answer, “Quiznack
that’s… NO we can’t it is simply too
dangerous!” Coran said outraged.
“Whatever it is let’s do it.” Lance said.
“You haven’t even-“ Allura began.
I’m a part of this team and I don’t want to leave but you guys are important.
Just tell me what I need to do.” Lance said.
There was an anxious silence while everyone looked from
Lance to Allura.
She set her shoulders and took a breath.
“Well first you’ll need to die.” She said seriously.
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