The Nearly Wed Show! (Extended Edition) - Fic

Hi! So you ever post a fic and then go back and realize you made a dumb mistake, like a typo or a grammar error, or leaving out a word?

Or 500 words?

When I did a rewrite on The Nearly Wed Show! I somehow managed to skip an entire section. Because of the episodic nature of the fic, my beta didn’t notice the absence. I could leave it as is, but I really like the part that got cut. It’s not long, but it’s fun. So here is The Nearly Wed Show! (Extended Edition) with the Arusian dance sequence restored. If you’ve read the fic before and you liked it, maybe come take a look again. If you haven’t read it yet, then hey, new fic to read!

The Nearly Wed Show!

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Voltron: Legendary Defender
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Shiro/Keith

Summary: The Voltron Coalition needed a boost of positivity and two of its leaders had just become engaged, so Coran made a post-proposal proposal: Shiro and Keith would visit different planets and engage in their prenuptial traditions. Time for Voltron Show 2: The Nearly Wed Show!

Fic preview:

“Shiro, what word best describes Keith first thing in the morning?“

Shiro shot an apologetic look at Keith. "Grouchy.”

Keith rolled his eyes and flipped over a card. Grouchy . The bell dinged and the audience applauded. “Hey, love ain’t all frium and roses, which is why the next question is ‘Which if you says "I’m sorry” first after a fight?’“

"Keith,” Shiro said, after a moment.

Keith flipped over a card that said, “Keith.”

“Beautiful!” Bob’s hoverchair did a figure eight around Keith and Shiro’s chairs. A short musical riff played. “Oh, we’ve already got a spirfle! Shiro, tell me honestly. Would you let Keith be bitten by a megal lizard for ten quintle credits?”

“No!” Shiro said.

“Wait-” Keith said, flipping through his cards.

“Won’t be in there, son, it’s a spirfle,” Bob said, floating over to Keith. “How about twenty quintle credits and we pay the taxes? It’s a painful death, but at least it’s slow. ” A reptile appeared in his hand and he held it over Keith. A drop of drool dripped from the reptile’s mouth. Keith jerked to the side and the drool hit the arm of the chair. It sizzled as it burned all the way through the chair and into the floor.

“No!” Shiro said. A buzzer sounded and the audience groaned.

Read it on AO3.


In A Hat in Time, in the game’s “Death Wish” mode, if you attempt to activate Peace and Tranquility, (which makes the level easier), you’re greeted with a screen of a dancing Hat Kid, in which one of the first lines that appears is “No one is around to help.” This is a reference to an internet meme starring Bob, which utilizes an old community-created gif, and an error screen from Pocket Camp, for when there’s no more friends to ask to help you enter Shovelstrike Quarry.

Original video by JerryTerry.