•Lance is jealous that Keith has Shiro , Pidge has Hunk , Coran has allura . He felt left out and unfit for the group . He truly left like a 7th wheel .
•Lance is still insecure and never had reassurance , so he thought it would be best to just leave and go back to earth .
•he thinks leaving would be the option since allura had taken over the blue lion . Plus he would be able to see his family again . (Though he doesnt really want to leave because the palladins are also his family)
•he decides to pack at night and he goes up
To blue to say goodbye and tells her she will always be his lion and he goes to red and thanks her for accepting him and his voice starts to crack and ends up crying and he says take care of keith cause he can be hot headed
•He went inside his space pod and took one last sigh and remembered all the times he had with his friends . How he looked up to Shiro , How he will miss his bestfriends cooking , being a brother figure to Pidge while still looking for matt , becoming good friends with allura , seeing coran as his uncle and lastly , how now overcame the rival stage with keith and became close friends with him .
• He hesistates for a moment , but continues anyway . His last words were “ I know you guys can do it . Goodluck on defending the universe" and rides off into space .
•Next morning , they were to report to a meeting to discuss their next attack on lotor . Once all of them was there , they questioned the absence of Lance . They probably thought he overslept or totally forgot about the meeting , so they decided to go to his room . They knock on his door , but he there was no answer , so they all went inside . They looked around and he was no where to he found , but they saw a paper on his bed that says . “Im sorry I couldnt tell you any of this , but I left to go back to earth . I miss my family . I- I really appreciate the time we all had together and defending the universe with you guys” . P.S , Allura , take care of blue for me .
• 3 days has passed , Lance not knowing where he is , not knowing how many light years he is from earth . The silence of the space pod , was uncomfortable for him . He enjoyed hearing the laughter and the voices from his friends , feeling a tear form in his eyes he tells himself , “its okay , its okay he wipes his tears and says
• “dont regret any of this . Theyre better off without me ”
•His space pod is running out of fuel and hes also running out of supplies to eat . He had no option , but to go to the closest planet . Strangely enough it was the balmera planet .
•He landed safely in the balmera planet , he looked around to see the planet was lively and safe . He was shocked when he heard a girl say “hey , arent you hunks friend?” He turned around to see shay .
, he remembered her when they were fighting and protecting the balmera from getting destroyed . Also , Hunk wouldnt stop talking about her and how grateful he was to have met her . The boy was totally inlove with her .
He smiled as memories flood in of him and hunk in the kitchen , while hunk was preparing to make a special meal , Lance was just sitting , staring at his bestfriend prepare the meal while , he talked about the love of life . He was talking about how Shay was a very nice person and hunk had such a soft look on his face while talking about her . and Lance just smiled at his bestfriend , glad that hes found someone he was fond of . He also questions if he , himself wil also find someone he can talk about so proudly and fondly of . Then Lance , remembered how Allura and Keith were getting closer and how bothered he was by it .
“I hate his stupid mullet so much “ Hunk turned around and gave Lance a weird look . “Are you talking about Keith ?” Lance nodded , it was him alright his rival per say , although they were getting closer to one another so we had no say of where their relationship stand was at the moment .
Hunk asked “do you actually hate him? “ Lance looked at Hunk weirdly , he was caught off guard with the question . Honestly , he never did , he never hated the guy . not at all . its quite the opposite , he respected him a lot due to his abilities , he was envious of him . he would never say this to Keiths face , but hes axtually glad to be his rival .
His thoughts were interupted when Shay was waving a hand in front of him , asking him if hes alright .
“O-ohh What was that ? , sorry I was thinking about something” Lance sighed , hunk would be so jealous of him right now , he’d been dying to see Shay . Shay looked at lance with concern , but with a tint of curiosity , “Are the other palladins with you ? “ Shay was looking at Lance for an answer , Lance just looked at her , sweat dropped down his forehead . how was he going to explain all of this to her ? .
“Oo-oh no just me and my handsome self ✨” Lance tried to hide the the overcoming feeling of sadness and guilt with a smile . Shay noticed this a bit , but decided to nodd it off . “Oh I see , so what brings you here palladin?” . Lance was stuck in a turmoil , should he tell her ? Should he tell her hes just visiting ? It wouldnt be bad to tell her right? She had no way to contact Hunk so he wouldnt know and they wouldnt come looking for him . He needed to leave fast .
“Why would he leave us ? “ Hunk slid back on the couch , looking up at the ceiling , worried about what happened to his bestfriend , if hes okay , if the galrans captured him . A lot of negative thoughts circled his mind. He knew his bestie wouldnt just up and leave . He knew something was wrong . “well he did say in the letter , he missed his family , so thats what motivated him to leave “ Pidge replied as she was typing on her computer trying to get coordinates of Lotors where abouts .
“I know that , but I think theres more to this than what we see “ Shiro replied as he walked back and forth across the room trying to think of ways to get a hold of Lance , also worried about his safety . Keith was silent throughout this , but his mind is jumbled of thoughts that occurred during the bedroom scene . Now recalling it , Lance did go to him , saying he would step down since he wasnt needed . They were getting closer or so he thought . Everytime he was getting closer to Lance , Lance goes farther away and Keithwas now angry . Lance didnt tell him anything about leaving . His head hurt . Did lance think he was useless to the team? Did he feel inferior ? His train of thoughts were interrupted when Hunk shot up from his slouch position , and screamed “ We have to go find him” everybody looked at Hunk , they knew he was serious . He was , Lances bestfriend afterall .
“But Lotor can be roaming around and we need to find him . We dont have time to look for Lance” Keith lashed out . Keith now regretting what he said , he was angry at Lance for leaving the group . . Just leaving a piece of letter behind and went on with his life . What about his duty as a palladin? He thought Lance was being selfish . His own selfishness will cause the group to be in disaray . He looked at Hunk and saw a painful look on Hunks face . Hunk sighed and replied . &ldquo ,no one stopped you when you tried to look for your brother (Shiro) , but you cant stop me when im looking for my bestfriend . If you guys arent coming with me , im going alone “ Hunk was determined to find Lance . He knew something was wrong , he knew Lance enough to know when he did something irrational , it was due to his inner turmoil . All that said he needed to go look for him .
“Um my space pod kind of ran out of gas , but Ill just stay here for a bit to rest and look for some supplies , if thats alright with you guys?“ nbsp;“ Lance looked at Shay for an answer just responded “"oh okay , please come, youre more than welcome , meet the other balmerians , we will be happy to help , since you saved us “ Lance was happy Shay was here . She was a calming person to be around , and also glad that theyre giving him hospitality . Also , he was all alone to a kind of new enviornment so , he wasnt fully relaxed yet .
Keith looked at Hunk and wanted to apologize , but was already walking away . Keith got up to catch up to Hunk , only to for the both of them to be stopped by Allura . “You guys just , please lets all calm down and talk this through , I know we are all sad about Lance , but we need to make a plan before actually going out to look for him ”
They both stopped in their tracks , surprised that Allura isnt going to tell them that we need to move on , just like she did with Shiro , but to come up with a plan to help look for him .
“I dont want him to end up alone , hurt and discomfort . I dont want him to go through what Shiro went through , so lets take precautions .” They all looked at Allura and smiled . Shiro went through a lot and went through more . She didnt want the same thing happening to Lance . She became good friends with Lance and she didnt want this friendship to tarnish . Moving on didnt help Shiro and the team . It made them mature yes , but the wound was still there .
Hunk started to walk back and Keith stopped him and apologized “Hunk , look , im sorry , I - it came out wrong and I didnt mean to say it that way ” Hunk also apologized for acting irrational “its okay buddy , and im sorry to , I just , I just worried about him . They gave each other weak smiles and walked back to the couch .
“Iv never seen Hunk so serious before , nice job keef ” Keith was about to retort , but only gave her a look . He wanted to keep his tempure on check , since backlashing isnt going to help anything . She snorted and continued to look up at her computer screen . she stopped looking for Lotors coordinates , but instead was looking for a way to locate Lances location . This was harder than she thought since they had no knowledge of what kind of Pod Lance used . Pidge didnt want to show that she was concerned about Lance , but in reality she really was . She was like his brother and now for him to walk out of her life like that felt like Matt was leaving her all over again . It hurted her . She didnt want to experience the pain all over again .
Shay led Lance to were a bunch of balmerans were . It looked to be a gathering of some sort . “Here lance have some food ” Lance took the food and gave it a weird look , questioning what it was , why did it look so pink and gooey , but Lance had no choice , since his stomach was practicaly screaming to be full .
“Lets do a little introduction , heres my family , thats my brother Rax , my grandmother Rena , my father rox , and my grandmmother Rilla” Lance bowed and pointed his gun fingers at them and greeted them . “Hey there the names , Lancey Lance , but you can call me handsome ✨” they all looked at him and gave a nervous laugh and sweat dropped. They didnt know how to react to such a behavor . Rena walked up to Lance and gently grabbed his arm , “youre more than welcome to be here , after saving us from such tragic . ” her smile was warm and big . Lance felt a gush of happiness , she reminded him of his Abuelita from back home . Her sweet singing , her good cooking , he- all of sudden tears start streaming from his eyes .
He really missed his mother hugs , his grandmothers hugs , the rain , the verardo beach , his little cousins , but he also missed playing on Pidges computer and using her headphones to listen to music , watching Hunk cook and charting with him about everything , training with Shiro , having small talks with Allura , helping coran clean the healing pods and Keith , he missed Keith , and His stupid mullet , he misses bickering with him . Everything was crashing down on him . He was so tired . He hated the feeling of not being of use to the team , he hated feeling like a hindurance to the team . Tired . Tired of everything . Tired of being away from both of his homes at the same time . His home at the castle of lions and his home art earth . Rena took Lances arm and asked if he was alright , Lance looked at her and he couldnt do it anymore , he hugged Rena , and poured out his heart . “Im so sorry” his voice cracked “im so selfish , im not a good friend , i-i Im so useless I hate mysel-” Rena hushed him and held him in her arms . Lance held on to Rena , he could feel his legs give out . They both fell on the floor , Lance still clutching onto Rena. Rena told the other balmerans to leave them be , except Shay .
Shay looking sympathetically towards Lance , wishing she could help him anyway possible . She wished Hunk was here to also help him . She sar next to Lance and Rena . The tears wouldnt stop , he wanted to go home , but he didnt know which home . With the palladins or with his earth family . A fee moments later Lance fell in a slumber sleep . Shay ruffled Lances hair and wiped tears away , she looked at Grandma Rena and asked , “Do you think Lance will be okay? ”
Rena looked at Lance , she thought that poor guy looked like he was having a hard time with himself , but he looked a bit relaxed in his sleep . “Yeah he will be fine . He just needs time . “
Pidge pulled up a map of the galaxy “Okay so Lance shouldnt be that far from us , his space pod should only get him a atleast 2 if not three planets away from us ”
Allura inserted , ” there are three possible planets that he went to since hes ran out of gas . First planet is Robus X , Ubio and lastly the Balmera Planet .
. Hunk walked up to the map and closely looked up at the three planets . He examined them one by one . Robus X and Ubio was out of the list , he looked at the balmeran planet , he has a hunch he might be there .
“you guys , I feel like Lance would be in the Balmera planet” Pidge looked at Hunk and grinned . Pidge went up to Hunk and lightly poked his stomach and teased him “ you just want to see your girlfriend ” . Allura , Shiro and Keith and Coran just looked at each other and shrugged .
“No-no you guys , im being serious , I have a feeling hes there ” They all looked at him and remembered how Hunks hunches were somewhat accurate . And everybody decided they would put faith in Hunks hunch . Shiro walked up to Hunk and placed his hand on his shoulders and smiled at him . “ Okay Coran and Allura , lets go to the Balmera Planet “
Coran and Allura got into their position and opened up a black hole in front of them . A black hole that goes right into the Balmeran Planet .In everybodies head , they hope Hunk is right and that he is there and safe .
Opening his eyes was harder than he thought . He felt like his eyes were shut with glue . He was laying down on the floor a rock as a pillow , but somehow it felt really soft . Shay saw Lance shuffle on his sleep , and shook his shoulders a bit .
“H-hey youre awake now , are you alright?” Lance looked up to see Shay , Smiling, but her eyes seemed so concerned about him . Lance got up and looked around the room to look for Rena . “Hey , im alright , thanks shay , by the way , wheres Rena?” Shay got up and grabbed a Cloth and put a bit if water on it and handed it to Lance .
“Shes making us food at the moment , I wanted to help , but I wanted to tend to you ” Lance smiled and grabbed the cloth and wiped his face with it . He probably looks terrible from all that crying and sniffing .
“Food is ready , im glad youre awake Lance ” Shay got up and helped Rena set up the table and food .
Lance felt so bad , he felt like hes been taking advantage of them , first he comes uninvited to their planet and take their supplies to embark on his journey to earth , where he literally has no idea which way it is, next He showed him how weak he was by crying infront of them and now he is being fed .This is too much . He is always recieving , but never giving back . He Couldnt stay here any longer , he needed to leave . He didnt want to inconvinence them any longer so Lance has decided . “Hey Rena and Shay thanks for everything , but youve done enough , I cant take anymore from you guys , thank you. I really need to get going Ladies” Lance gets up to leave only to be stopped by Rena
“Please stay to eat , you need it ” He looked at Shay and Rena , eyes were pleading to stay with them , he was about to retort , but he sighed and gave in . Theyre too nice of a person to say no to . All of three started to walk towards the table and pick at their food .
Lance looked at his food and back at both Shay and Rena . He was truly , thankful , for these two. They also reminded him of his sister and his grandma . Rena noticed Lance staring at her and smiled , “ Something the matter ? ” Lance looked away still a smile on his lips and tells them of how the three of them eating reminded him of his sister and grandma.
“Ahh , I see , why dont you tell us more about your earth family ? ” Shay asked excitedly .
Lance realized he has only known these two for only in a short amount of time , but he didnt hesitate to tell them at all . It felt natural to tell them , natural to talk to them . Hes about to tell them his life story . Not that he wouldnt mind , its just that , it felt like hes been knowing them forever , Thats a good sign . Or a weak sign because he trusts too easily , but he knows deep in his heart , these people are too be trusted .
“W-well , I have a big family at home . I have 3 little cousins , 2 brothers and 2 sisters , Im the oldest one and of course my grandma , my mother and my dad . ” Lance smiled as he remembers his hometown and his friends and his favorite beach in the world . The verardo beach . “Our family would always go to the beach , even when its cold . We are commitsd to Tuesday Beach Day . Lance laughed and continued ” I always look after my brothers and sisters at home while my parents where away from work. My mom is has a resturant and my dad helps with the cooking . Also , My mother gives the best hugs!!“
during his birthdays , his other siblings birthdays , relatives birthday , or any holiday . There would always be a lot of food . And a lot of people would come over friends and family . It would get crazy and loud , but fun.
“My grandma , she also gives the best hugs , I cant say whose hugs i like more , but theyre both the best ”
Lance paused to eat some of his food and continued
“ My three cousins , are a big pain in the butt to take care of . Seriously they run around all over the place ! . One time they tied me up and put my hair in a pony tail !”
Rena and Shay in unison laughed , Rena thought . Lance had such a vibrant and all around fun family . Of course , there will always be discourse here and there , but would it really be a family if there wasnt ?
Rena stopped laughing and wiped the tear from her eyes
“Your family must be really fun to be with , truly they do love and miss you .”
Lance smiled turned into a frown he thought “ love and miss me huh? , I wonder if they do , I wonder if theyre looking for me and or even remotly remember me at all” lances train of thought interrupted when
” so , what about your palladin family?“
Lance looked up to Rena and hesistated to answer for a sec , but proceeded . "W-well , um theres 7 of us . 2 beautiful ladies , Allura , shes really smart and shes an altean princess and super strong , youve met her before . Theres Pidge , shes a gremlin ,but shes my little sister kinda , shes tech savy and really smart . Theres Coran , hes like my uncle , he makes me help him clean the healing pods , I really found it boring at first , but now I have fun cleaning it with him since he now puts music . Theres Shiro , hes the man I look up to the most
, hes a great leader and I aspire to be like him one day . Also , hunk , my best bud , my man , been knwoing that guy ever since , super humble , hes really smart and handsome . Anyone would be lucky enough to be his girlfriend. Lance glanced over at Shay and Shay looked away with tinted pink cheeks .
He couldnt wait for Shay and Hunk to actually be together . They would give Lance cavity . Lance laughed , and continued . Last , but not least , ugh mullet guy .
“This guy , him and his stupid mullet . I mean hes not a bad guy , but he ignored me when we went to garrisons together , but then he gets mad over me not remembering our “bonding moment” , and now he became my rival , well , not really anymore I think . Lance puts his spoon down and puts his hand under his chin and raised his eyebrows
“ I mean , well . I dont think hes my rival anymore , I guess were friends now ? I mean , Hes a cool guy flying into asteroids and cool junk like that. So ,I dont hate him that much , well I dont hate him , I dont think I ever hated him . I guess I want to he friends with him , but I dont know , I think he hates m- Lance stopped when the room filled with Laughter from both Shay and Rena
“I think you like this guy , I think youre mixing your feelings with hate and like and rivalry ” Lance looked at them with an unamused face with a tint of blush on his cheeks . “Who would like him? Anyway , I mean ” Lance remembers their bonding moment , (vividly) , when they held hands , when keith gave him the softest smile when he saved up from a flying sword , Keith smiling fondly at him when he made a joke about being the sharpshooter . Their backs touching one another when they were stuck on the elevator. Lances face was now a full on tomato, he turned to look away from the two of them. This is so embarrassing . “Stupid brain , stop THINKING ABOUT HIM , HIS MULLET , HIS FACE, HIS LIPS , WHY WOULD I LIKE HIM WE ALWAYS BICKER , HE HATES ME , BUT WE PROTECT EACH OTHER FROM HARM , I MEAN THATS WHAT EVERY COUPLE DO RIGHT?!?! WAIT WHY AM I COMPARING US TO A COUPLE? gaah STUPID BRAIN
"You have an amazing family Lance ” Lance now calm , looked at his plate and back at Rena .
“yeah , theyre the best . I miss them ” Lance grabbed a spoonful and continued to eat .
“ Why are you trying to leave your family? ”
as he was about to eat his food , he paused midair and slowly put the spoon down .
“W-well , its , just that I feel that Im not good enough to be on the voltron team”
Rena and Shay concerned about him.
“so this is what was bothering the kid?”
Rena thought . Both her and Shay got up from their seats and hugged Lance . Rena and Shay ruffled his brown hair .
“Lancey , my boy , Sometimes the world feels like its against us , sometimes its not the world , its our ourselves that we are fighting ”
Lance listened contently . Shay continue “you know , Lance , when I have a problem , usually I can fix it myself , but if Im not able to . I have my friends and family . If they have a problem , I would also give them a helping hand because thats what friends and family do . You dont have to always shoulder your burdens , you have plenty of shoulders to lean on . If you dont have a shoulder to lean on you can have arms ”
Both Rena and Shay wrap their arms around his shoulders .
"A strong foundation that can keep you up from falling down” Lance was shocked , he never felt so much love in this while , he starts to grab both of their arms and hug them . Tears streaming down his facewhile continuously saying “thank you guys so much ”. This moment , was a moment Lance , will truly forever cherish . He was so grateful to have met these two . It felt like he had just made another family , He showed them his beautiful and darkside and they embraced it . They embraced him . They accepted him and helped him even when he was just a stranger who just landed on their planet for resources . Their hospitality and love that was graced upon him and honestly he felt like he didnt deserve it ,but accepted it whole heartedly . Rena and Shay felt happy for Lance to be able to pour out his feelings , though they werent sure , if his self doubts would continue , but he would know now himself that people care about him .
All three of them crying and hugging each other was interrupted when they heard a loud sound coming from outside . All of them , looked at each other , wipping each others tears and looked outside to see what was all the commotion
Lance shocked to see the ship , he also questioned how they were able to track him down , but then he remembered they had Hunk and In the team , so it wasnt that impossible to do so . But He was now feeling guilty and selfish and useless all over again . He now burdened the team more by making them waste their time trying to locate him , when instead should be focusing on locating Lotor and find out about his plans .
Everyone gathered to see a small space pod landing . The door opened , Revealing the palladins and the princess . Shay looked over and saw Hunk , she was quite nervous , but happy so see him . Shay started to run towards the crowd and waved at Hunk . They both run towards each other and hug one another .
Hunk was now blushing furiously , unable to speak the words he wanted to speak “ H-hey Shay ! Lon-ng time no see ! ” Shay laughed at his stuttering and smiled at him , “ its good to see you again” The palladins caught up to hunk and shay .
Shay saw the others coming up behind Hunk .
Shay walked up to allura and greeted her . “ Princess Allura and palladins its good to see you guys again , how can he help you?”
“Our friend has gone missing and we were wondering if you had seen him? ”
Keith nervously looking around and hoping to see Lance , but there was no sign of him at all . Maybe he wasnt in this planet , maybe they were wasting all this time that he was at another planet . Wasting time when they could help him he was out there stranded or wounded
“Are you refering to Lance? ”
Keiths train of thoughts stopped as he heard Lances name . He was here? Where is he ? Keith started to look around at the people .
Rena and Lance looked at the crowd gathering around the palladins . Lance was super anxious to approach them , he had no way out now . He needed to apologize to them for burdening them . Rena looked up at Lance and placed a hand behind his back. And looked back at the crowd .
“you dont have to yet go my son , but I know youre itching to see them again” Rena turned to Lance again finding him in a turmoil . Lance didnt have a choice , they were already here so might as well go with him and explain to them whats happening with him . Talking to Rena and Shay really helped and cleared his mind a bit . Lance hugged Rena “ Granny Rena , thank you for everything” and walked off to see the palladins . He was nervous , what if they kill him?well thats not really possible . But what if they hate him now? What if theyre just here so they could tell him theyre glad to leave him behind ? Either way he/ prepared with anything theyre going to say towards him .
"Hes here? Allura asked and Shay nodded . Every one was shocked and happy to find out that hes landed here .
Hunk sighed in relief and questioned “so where is-
“Im here” Lance answered he had his other hand on his neck . Rubbing it back and fourth and the other hand on his pocket trying to look for something to pick at .
Everyone turned and looked at Lance , they saw that he had red puffy eyes , ragged clothes and looked like he hasnt been eating or sleeping in months . Pidge , Allura , Coran and Hunk start to run towards him and hug him tightly . Lance wasnt expecting that at all . He expected to be reprimanded at . Expected to be hated . His thoughts were stopped when all of them started screaming in unison .
“MY BESTFRIEND HOW COULD YOU , WHO WAS I GOING TO NOW WHEN I MAKE EVERYONE FOOD ?!?! ” Hunk sobbed , he was grateful Lance was safe . He wouldnt be able to live if his bestfriend was harmed and or dead .
“I HATE YOU - I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO BE LIKE MATT AGAIN , DONT DO THIS AGAIN OR I WONT LET YOU USE MY HEADPHONES TO LISTEN TO SHAKIRA !! “ Pidge hugged Lances waist tightly . She was glad that Lance was safe , but she now haded to reprimand him later , if he ever decides to leave again , no shakira or laptop for a month .
Coran screaming , “MY SONNNNN , MY SONNN YOU ARE SAFE , I FELT LONELY CLEANING THE PODS MYSELf ” Coran clinging on to his feet . Coran has lost many people in his life . Thr first gen Palladins . He didnt want to lose the other . He was glad he was safe .
Shiro placed a hand on Lances shoulder and smiled at him “ Im glad youre safe ”
. Shiro was reliefed that Lance wasnt captred by the galra . He was in good care and thats all that mattered . Allura hugged lances back “ YOU DARE LEAVE US ,HOW COULD YOU I FELT BETRAYED , I WAS WORRIED WE WOULDNT SEE YOU AGAIN ” Allura cried . She was began to start a new friendship with Lance and for Lance to be gone wouldve left a wound on her .
Keith was in the back watching the commotion , he sighed contently . He was glad that Lance was okay , but still a bit mad for leaving them . Keith decided to walk up slowly to them .
“H-ey , we’re glad to have our sharpshooter back. ” Keith blushed and looked away , he didnt know what say at the time other than that .maybe saying welcome back couldve been better ? .
Everybody was now looking at Lance and Keith . Keith was embarrased to look back at Lance , but he looked anyway to see Lances reaction . Both starring at one another . Lance looked like a riped tomato . He can barely hold himself to say something . Now everybody was interested to see where this was going .
“W-why are you blushing mullet?!?!”
“I SHOULD BE ASKING you that , why are you blushing?!!” Keith was now embarrsed . He wished the ground undrr him would open up and swallow him . He decided that he would walk away and walk back small space pod .
“Keith wait , I wanted to talk with you and everybody”
Keith stopped and looked back at Lance and started walking back towards him . He remembers that he still hasnt told them the reason why he actually really left . He left them hanging , with an excuse at that . Its understandable that youd want to see your family again , but it still didnt add up , knowing Lance , he wasnt a selfish person , not at all . There was much more than "I just want to see my family”
Everybody stopped clinging on to Lance and was now facing him , waiting for an explaination .
Lance took a deep breathe and told himself its okay you can do this . You can tell them . Just be yourself and tell them . After all , theyre your family . You 2 new families . The palladins and Shay and Rena.
“I-im sorry , for being a burden again , I-” Dang it , Lance thought the tears are forming again and he still havent even gotten far into his explaination yet .
Everybody looked at Lance , sending worried looks on his way .
Shay and Rena walked over to Lance and gave him a patt on the back . He looked at both of them and he nodded .
He breathed in and out and continued
“I-I left because I thought that ……I was … I-I felt like a burden to the team . A useless weight …….. Allura has the blue lion , S-Shiro was back so he was going to take Black from Keith and Keith would want his Red back , why should I be there ? I dont have a purpose anymore …. I think. I think everybodies inferior to me , Pidge is smart , Hunk is also smart , Shiro is a leader , Allura was powerful , Coran also had knowledge and Keith , Keith I , I also admired you . I- I just I was just I just - I just felt miserable being around with people whos abilities are off the charts , but now thinking about it and thinking about thr times I-I had with the team “
Lance stopped , his breathing patterns were off and the tears in his eyes were getting heavier .
"I- I felt more miserable when I left you guys ” Lance cradled himself and crying . Everybody shocked and tears filled their eyes . They went up to Lance and hugged him .
“Lance , the lion switch was temporary , dont worry about it . Youre not a burden to the team . Not at all . Youre far from that . We became good friends now , you always have my back , im super thankful for you . ” Allura assured Lance .
Hunk pulled lance in a crushing hug and screamed
“ Why would you think that? You saved us plenty of times ! Youre my bestfriend , I know we always joke around , but really youre important to us !! I dont like seeing you hurt buudddy ” Hunk safely Landed Lance down And Pidge started hugged Lance again in the waist
“ I never thought you were a burden , i think youre a great friend Lance , thank you for being a good substitute brother”
Lance cried more loudly , this was it , this was what he needed . Reassurance from the team . Ressurance that he was needed and loved by his teammates or better yet , his family . Lance pulled Hunk , Pidge and Allura in a tight embrace .
Shiro walks up and patts him in the
head , Lance looks up at Shiro and smiles
“we never once thought you were a burden ,not at all . Youre a great sharpshooter Lance . Youre always improving and honestly you improved the most so far . ” Shiro got a bit teary eyed . Lance was like his brother to him , (well maybe brother in law in the future if things work out between him and keith)
“ NOOOO MY SON , MY GORGEROUS SON , NEVER THINK NEGATIVELY ABOUT YOUR SELFFFF ” Coran lifted his hand up to Lances hair and ruffled them . "You make all of us proud my son ”
Keith was watching his teammates sob and cradle Lance . He wouldve been lying if he said he didnt want to , but he wasnt to keen in showing public diplay of affection . He walked up to them slowly . Hunk , Shiro , Pidge , Allura and Coran stop hugging Lance and looked at Keith coming up towards them . They all looked at each other and smiled and walked away from Lance . Lance was now confused , was Keith going to punch him? Yell at him? What what?
Keith walks up to Lance pulls on the hem of his shirt and places his forehead against his. Everybody was shocked by this . Pidge took out her made shift phone and started taking pictures . The picture was quite perfect with greenish lighting , but also sun arraying on them . The other palladins saying sighing contently saying finally .
Keith sighed and looked at where he is gripping Lances shirt “I-im not good with words , but next time you have a problem , come to me , dont go far away from me , come and i-ill open my arms wide for you to hug .” Keith looks up at Lance for an answer and they both felt liked the world stopped when theyre eyes met . They were inches apart . Inches from closing the gap between them .
Everybody was starring at them intensely while , Keith and Lance starred at each other for a while blushing madly . Keith was getting embarrassed and weird stares that peope are giving them . Also to his weird little speech towards Lance .
Keith lets go of Lances shirt and turns the other way
“A-anyway thats all . lets go home”
All of sudden , everybody was screaming sounding dissapointed “NO KISSS?!?!” Keith and Lance now frozen in their place . Lance looked like he was about to pass out , while keith looked like he was about to kill everybody .
But all in all , Lance is happy , he didnt know they cared about him this much . Or probably they did care about him a lot , but couldnt see through it due to his negative thoughts and fears
. Tears streaming down his face again , truly he was fighting himself , not the world . He realized these people actually care about him . He was needed . He was loved .It was him that needed to overcome his insecurity fears and doubts . Although , it wont be easy to overcome , but truly he has wonderful people to help him overcome it . He also made a new family . Reana and Shay , he cant wait to meet up with them And his fanily back at earth after he finishes saving the world . He truly , is blessed and glad he had wonderful people in his life . Rena and Shay opened up his eyes and made him realize that he was worth more than he thought he was .
He now can finally , truly and contently say , the palladins , shay and rena and his family back at earth , are his foundation . ❣️
"Okay everyone, please remember to do the homework I assigned on page 416"
Chemistry was probably the worst class of the day. Not because I was bad at it, its just boring. So here i am sitting in the back of the class waiting for the bell to ring for lunch. Today my boyfriend and I were supposed to skip lunch to hang out. Zach and I always do this and honestly its so much fun. We could go to the park, which is where we go most of the time, or we go through some random drive thru and get food from there.
While I was lost in my thoughts, I didn’t notice that every one was already packed up. The bell finally rang and everyone went to lunch while i was still putting my things away. The teacher left and told me to turn off the lights on my way out. The room was empty but that quickly changed as Bryce Walker came in closing the door behind him which left me confused. I never liked Bryce he always seemed like an asshole.
"Hey (Y/N)“ he said approaching me.
"The fuck do you want Bryce?"
"Ya know (Y/N), you’ve always had this attitude towards me and i think you might have a little crush” he answered.
" Its quite the opposite actually. Now excuse me but i gotta run" I said passing him and making my way to the door.
He grabbed my wrist and pulled me back before i could open the door. Before i knew it, I was trapped between his body and the wall and his lips were on mine. He was…making out with me? For some reason I thought this was gonna take a violent turn rather than him kissing me, but either way I didn’t like it. I pushed him off but he just put me back in the same position.
"C'mon (Y/N), Zach doesn’t have to know. I mean i know you want me, what girl doesn’t?“ He said
Now there were tears in my eyes. I was both afraid of what was gonna happen next and what Zach would think.
Before things went any further I tried pushing him again, this time he stumbled on my school bag that had fallen from me a few minutes back. He was now on the floor and i took this chance to get my bag and hurry out of the room.
I walked outside the classroom and was instantly led to the cafeteria.
~* Zach’s Pov*~
I was sitting at a table with Justin, Alex, Montgomery, and a few other guys but i wasn’t really paying attention to what they were saying. I was too busy looking from my phone to the door that (Y/N) usually enters the lunch room from.
"Yo Dempsey” i hear Justin yell
I turn my attention to him and he continues talking to me.
"Who are you looking for dude?“ He asks
"Im just waiting for (Y/N) to hurry up and come, its been five minutes since lunch started and shes never really this late”
"Bro its just five minutes chill"
And just as he finished his sentence I saw (Y/N) walk into the cafeteria. My smile was quickly replaced with a worried expression when i saw that she was crying. We locked eyes for a moment but she looked away and started making her way out of the school. I then saw Bryce walk out from that same door and the thought finally hit me that he wasn’t with us at lunch either. I suddenly realized what probably happened and i honestly didn’t know what to do, I was torn between going after (Y/N) to comfort her or going to Bryce and beating the shit out of him.
Before i knew it i was already standing in front of Bryce and yelling at him. We went back and forth.
"Oh calm down Dempsey, nothing even really happened" Bryce said with a stupid smirk on his face.
"THATS FUCKING BULLSHIT BRYCE! I KNOW THE TYPE OF SHIT YOU PULL OFF, WALKER"
At this point Justin and Marcus were holding me back and telling me to stop, scared that i would say something about the tapes. They eventually let me go and i made my way outside looking for (Y/N). She couldn’t have gone that far, right?
I got in my car and drove around campus until I found her on a bench near the tennis court. I got out and sat by her.
I saw Zach walking towards me but i didn’t look at him. He looked really mad which scared me. ‘Was he mad at me?’ I thought. Thats when he sat next to me and pulled me into a hug.
"(Y/N) what exactly happened back there?“ He asked while pulling away sounding really worried.
"I was just in class packing my things up when he walked in saying dumb shit then kissed me” I answered, still not looking at him.
He then knelt in front of me putting his hands slightly rubbing my knees and trying to catch my gaze.
"Is that all that happened?“
”(Y/N) are you sure? Cause i swear if that fuckass tries anything on you i will-“
"Thats all that happened Zach” i cut him off while smiling at him.
He smiled back, then stood up and made me stand up too. He led me to his car.
"You wanna just skip the rest of the school day?“ He asked "Cause im really not in the mood to see Bryce in the halls”.
"Yeah me neither, we should just get food and go back to my house" I answered.
He pressed a quick kiss on my lips, turned on his car and we pulled out of school grounds.
Fig 25: A lack of identity by virtue of reflection,Collected illustrations from unknown manuals
We shall now expand on the remark made earlier about a behaviour that some structures exhibit in having an ‘opposite form’ associated with their being. This is most easily contemplated by means of a mirror, and the much discussed phenomenon of reflection. Forms created virtually behind the plane of the mirror, are termed ‘opposite’ in relation to their corresponding structures when there is no meaningful procedure, involving only rotations and displacements, that can transform one to the other. The reader has only to imagine the construction of a real ‘opposite form’ following in the image of the reflected. It often happens that structures and their ‘opposite forms’ are composed of parts that in themselves display no such duality. Consider, for example, a sphere perfect in its symmetry, admitting no ‘opposite’ dual form. It is quite a simple matter though to construct a constellated arrangement of several spheres, of different sizes, that has a corresponding ‘opposite form’. The most accessible example of this however remains the human hand (χειρ), from which this behaviour of certain structures derives its name. […]
We could sensibly extend this line of reasoning and apply it to man as a composite being. We then find ourselves at the incongruity that is inherent in identifying a body with its reflected duplication. Following our discussion in the previous paragraphs, it should be clear to the reader that the human form - much like the isolated hand - has an image to which it cannot be mapped. It is remarkable that despite this absence of identity, sameness between man and his image is so often readily assumed.
The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure.
Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an
invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing. - J.K Rowling
Mercury is most gracious in Virgo. It rules and exalts in Virgo, a curious and unique phenomena. Rulership and exaltation in tandem is said to unite the qualities of mind, rationale, and intelligence with mysticism and mystery. Information is absorbed and processed on two planes, one being calculation, discrimination, equations, and logistics. The other is through an earthly intimacy that weaves itself through intricate components and spiritual patterns. This mind is like a geometric flower of life. It can work like finely humming machinery, decoding what is available, intuiting what is missing, and arranging information in particular detail. The eyes are sensitive and highly observant with Mercury in Virgo. It’s impossible to miss anything.
Mercury in Virgo people have an enthusiastic pursuit of knowledge. The individual takes it in her pride to develop mental talents. But Virgo is a sign that cannot tolerate clutter. Information must provide a useful and suitable application. Anything that is not useful is swiftly discarded. This mind is like a file cabinet, structured in pristine and orderly conditioned, each division of knowledge, observation, and opinion neatly arranged. It doesn’t necessarily mean she has a peaceful mental experience, for all its brilliance it can be quite the opposite. She can suffer at the hostage of controlling and confining thoughts, becoming trapped by her anxieties and rituals dictated from the mind. Sleep and relaxation can be evasive. The individual can be most soothed by challenging mental stimulation like puzzles and complicated books. Although she can be avoidant of conversation or initially shy, once she warms to her company it can be hard to keep her quiet. Mercury in Virgo people can be captivating conversationalists. The individual may have a natural talent for anything lingual or mathematically based, possess good editing skills, and express admirable judgement and discrimination.
Despite the systematic quality of Mercury in Virgo the mind is enchanting and entranced in this capacity, capable of zoning deep into rhythmic focus. The individual can be sensitive to critique referring to her cognitive abilities, she can feel the need to prove her intelligence. Her mind can be somewhat comforted by routine, and she can be quite a habitual person with unique idiosyncrasies. She commands a remarkable concentration and becomes fixated on intricate and fascinating details. It is common for Mercury in Virgo people to possess a natural dexterity and acute hand-eye co-ordination. The individual can be an expert at repairing things, developing planned solutions for problems, and keeping company grounded and comforted if chaos ensues. She can have a fantastic problem solving capacity, this is partly due to her relentless need for order and pre-planning and her mind’s tendency to tremble between the variable of every situation. She has already seen every way the scenario could go wrong and how she will need to restore it. This ability makes her an angel in disastrous situations, but it can also make her fearful of living and restricted by paranoid thoughts. Because Mercury is the astrological trickster, its common for Mercury in Virgo people to suffer his greatest deceits.
-“We are not writing on how well Tim is in bed, That’s so unclassy!” Dick yelled across the room defensively putting an arm around the paper.
-“Hey might as well cut straight to the chase right?”
-“You know what?” Tim said bringing his hand to the branch of his nose and exhaling a great sigh.
-“Forget the letter. It’s stupid now that I think of it.”
For the past half and hour he has been trying to write a letter to you. He wanted to explain his feelings and tell you how much he admires you. Since verbal conversation was a positive mess up, a letter would be nice and romantic approach right?
Both men gasped in surprise as Damian snorted, obviously enjoying the comedy from above.
-“You guys are ruining Tim’s one and only chance of a lover.”
-“Well right now Tim has a better chance of finding someone. He’s kind. Have you heard of that word before?” Jason retorted.
Now it was a surprise that Jason wanted to be involved with Tim’s love letter and even Damian joined to supervise things. Dick was ready to help as soon as Tim said the word love, but it was a surprise his other brothers wanted to be involved.
This was a secret unsaid rule the boys had. No matter how much Tim annoyed or bothered them he had a special place in all of their hearts. Tim sometimes needed a push, he locked himself in a lot and there’s probably many things that they don’t know. So if the boys had the chance to make himself truly happy with a lover they were all in for that.
-“Okay Okay, Tim it’s not stupid, it’s honestly the most romantic thing. Heck, I should be doing this too.”
-“Well technically you are writing the letter.” Tim gestured to the paper in Dick’s hand.
-“Oh, my bad.” Dick replied returning the letter.
-“Just write what you always wanted to say to her. Even the most cheesiest things.”
-“But not too cheesy.” Damian shouted.
-“Yeah, not to cheesy.” Jason agreed.
The three boys left the room and suddenly it was peaceful again. There was no shadow looming over his frame or an annoying voice commenting on everything. He had time to think and soon it was as if the words were pouring out from his brain.
With a signature he sealed it in an envelope and grabbed his bag. Looking at his watch he cursed lightly. He’ll be late to meet up with you and that’s not a very good impression when you’re going to confess your love. Grabbing his bag he quickly jogged out the door. Hoots and cheers were heard from the open door as Tim left.
-“Sorry I’m late Y/N.” Tim said, jogging to were you sat.
You looked up at him with an amused glace. Did he run the whole time?
-“It’s just a minute, I had worse waits.” You laughed slightly to yourself.
Standing up you stretched your arms before giving a grin.
-“With all that running you must be hungry, so let’s eat.”
Tim nodded and gave a uneasy smile. His attitude was odd the whole lunch too you noticed. What was usually a flowing conversation became short and sparse. He wouldn’t look at you in the eyes and fumbled over his words more than usual.
He was nervous. Why?
-“What caused you to be 60 seconds late to our lunch date?” You questioned. Maybe that was behind the reason he was so nervous.
-“Ah, my brothers, they were… giving me advice.” Tim said, in an skeptical tone.
-“Was it love advice?” You teased.
You met his brothers before and they were the funniest people. Every time he brought you to the manor someone had to ask if you were his lover. Dick always dropped not so subtle hints about Tim having major feelings for you.
-“Mhm, they gave me horrible advice.”
You laughed and gave Tim a hopeful glance.
-“Well what did they tell you to do though?”
Tim opened his bag and searched the contents. He furrowed his brow and looked deeper in the bag.
The letter wasn’t there.
Before he could look up a loud ruckus was heard entering the door and three shadowy figures were zooming past tables towards you. Damian placed the letter on your table before slumping into the seat breathing heavily. Soon Dick caught up and sat on another seat.
-“Did he… Did you get the letter Tim?” Dick said in between gasps.
Tim nodded wordlessly shocked that his brother ran all the way here to give the letter he forgot.
-“Y/N this shouldn’t be a deal breaker.” Jason said tired as the others.
-“I think it's quite the opposite.”
Picking up the letter you gave Tim a smile before reading it’s contents.
No matter what Tim did to annoy them last week or even today, they always had his back.
Overall Summary: Erebor was reclaimed and the line of Durin had not ended. You were an elf and now that your quest was over, you didn’t know what to do especially since you gained feelings for a certain King Under the Mountain.
Chapter Summary: You and Thorin finally have a one-on-one
Categories: Humor, Romance, Angst
Pairings: Thorin x Fem!Reader
A/N: This is the second to last chapter of this series because this just needs to end. Once I am done with this series, it will go through some MAJOR EDITING and will be moved to A03 as well
the festivities begin to slow down, you decide take a look around to see who
was still left. Bard and his children left many hours ago and you were left
talking to Dis.
was not as intimidating than you originally thought. She was actually quite
funny. You could see where Kili and Fili got it from, honestly. She told you
about her days growing up with Thorin and you didn’t realize that Thorin was quite
a happy dwarf.
you had seen her yawn, you had dismissed her and told her to go to bed. She agreed
as long as you agreed to come back tomorrow for tea to which you agreed to.
look around. The company had seemed to move from the head table to mingle with
the other dwarves, humans and elves that were left.
was currently in a conversation with Legolas and the others with their families,
but there was one of the company members missing: Thorin.
shrug and decide to retire for the night. You wer pretty sure Thorin wouldn’t
mind if you borrowed your old chambers for the night. Hopefully, no one had
been given that room.
smile as you walk the halls that you still remember. There were so many
memories. So many things that they have accomplished. The greatest thing that
you have ever accomplished.
pause in front of your old quarter’s doors. It was still the same as when you
had left it nearly two months ago. You knock out of courtesy and you frown as
you hear a voice say ‘enter’.
open the door and walk in to find Thorin sitting on a chair by the fireplace
smoking a pipe.
I wasn’t expecting you,” he says. You just stand there awkwardly, not exactly
knowing what to do. You couldn’t possibly stay here if this was his quarters,
but it is strange that he should even been here in the first place. If you
remembered correctly, Thorin’s quarters were at the end of the royal wing due
to safety reasons.
I-I’m sorry. I just thought that no one was going to be here and I’d just sleep
here for the night. It is far too late to be heading back to Dale at this time,”
just shakes his head.
don’t apologize. I shouldn’t have come here in the first place. I just come
here to think about things,” He says and you raise an eyebrow at him.
shuffles a bit at the unexpected scrutiny.
don’t we sit for a bit and then I’ll leave you?” he asks and you nod, closing
the door behind you. Thorin takes a seat back in the chair and you join him
next to the fire place.
was your night? Did Dis have a lot to talk about?” Thorin asks after a few
minutes of silence. You smile at him.
is an absolute jewel. I think we talked the entire night away and would’ve
continued to talk if she hadn’t gone to bed,” you say and Thorin raises an
eyebrow at you, wondering exactly what you talked about.
He asks, totally curious. “Yes. She spoke a lot about how you had the knack for
dressing as a princess,” you tell him and his eyes narrow.
story that she heard from Frerin no doubt given the fact that she wasn’t even
born at the time,” Thorin huffs and you giggle.
are not denying that you did dress as a princess,” you tell him with a smirk.
Thorin huffs, turning away from you.
did no such thing,” he grunts and you laugh. He turns to you with a smile on
his face. He really loved that laugh of yours.
try to gather yourself as you catch Thorin staring.
It’s just. Imagine you in a dress!” you exclaim, the giggles taking over again.
Thorin lets a chuckle out as well.
you imagine Dis with scruffier hair and a beard like mine, that is what I would
probably look like,” Thorin jokes and you let out another laugh.
like your humor Thorin Oakenshield. I don’t understand why we haven’t been
friends since the beginning,” you tell him and his smile slowly fades and he
laughs lightly. “It is probably because you thought I hated you when its quite
the opposite,” Thorin says, looking back to the fire. Slowly, his words start
to click in your head.
I already know your answer, y/n. Why would an elf love me, a dwarf? A stubborn
dwarf who has been nothing but a complete arse to you since the day we met. I-
I should go,” Thorin says, standing.
he walks pass your chair you grab his arm to stop him. He looks down at you and
he looks absolutely heartbroken and it makes your heart clench.
Oakenshield, I am not denying feelings for you, you stupid dwarf. I am telling
you that I feel the same exact way,” You say and he pulls back in shock.
he asks and you roll your eyes. You wanted to stand to get closer to him, but because
of the height difference you decided not to. IT would not help your cause right
silly dwarf. Everyone knows that I’ve been in love with you for a while now. In
fact, I often became the butt of their jokes because of it,” you joke, trying
to ease the tension.
what?” he splutters. “Oh for Mahal’s sake, Thorin! I’m in love with you stupid
dwarf. Sometimes I wonder if I chose the right dwarf because you seem to be as
oblivious as-,” but your musings are interrupted as Thorin closes the distance between
the both of you.
lips were just as soft as you expected, if not softer. IT was strange that it
should be this soft. You thought that they would’ve been roughened with the
years of travel, but they weren’t and you were glad.
pulls back and rests his forehead on yours. You give out a breathy chuckle as
you open your eyes.
have no idea how long I’ve been waiting for that,” you tell him and he chuckles
as well. “I think I do,” he tells you, pulling back. He smiles at you and you
smile back, but the moment is ruined as he lets out a yawn. You giggle and
think it’s time that you go to bed,” you tell him and he smiles. “Join me?” he
asks and you nod. After disrobing, the both of you climb into bed, facing each
“Goodnight, amralime,” he says, placing a kiss on your nose. “Goodnight, melamin,”
you tell him, smiling as you rest for the night, happy to finally be with the
one you love.
5e isnt known for its excellent gun play. In fact, I’m sure it’s quite the opposite. My dilemma is that you can’t have the Wild West without sharp-shootin’ Cowboys and gunslingin’ wenches.
Here is my proposed solution:
HP in D&D is already an abstract concept. It doesn’t necessarily represent how many hits you can take, but rather how good you are at avoiding blows, shrugging off small ones, and pushing through the big ones, how much of a hit your armor takes instead of you, etc.
In my Wild West, you have your first levels worth of proper HP. That’s it. If you’re a fighter with a +2 con mod, you have 12 HP. You don’t gain *HP* by leveling (if you increased con mod, it will obviously increase this number). Instead, on each level up, you gain “luck”.
Luck is how, well, lucky you are at avoiding blows. One does have to be lucky to avoid getting shot through the chest. An enemy might hit you coat instead, or you might feel it whiz by you but not break skin.
“Wait, but then how do guns remain scary past the first couple levels?” Good question. My counter to that may be a bold one: critical hits bypass luck points and hit HP. Yes, that first level of a handful of points. They don’t do double damage to HP, instead just damaging HP and luck. This means, if you get lucky you could survive 2-3 shots. Unlucky and you’re dead in 1.
I don’t have gun statistics smoothed out yet but that should be coming soon.
Of course! (I assume your talking about Neon Dragon but if not, oops)
Sombra loves to tease Genji, anything to get him flustered and having his visor flash brightly. Genji tries his best, but whenever he’s around her, his mind is too focused on looking at her beautiful face.
Being self conscious of his body, Genji fears she’ll be repulsed by it but its quite the opposite. She shows him the glowing purple pieces of technology on her body, and tells him she has never found someone so exquisite.
Genji falls even harder for her when she does this. Their similarities close but not too much so.
Whenever Genji feels comfortable enough to take off his mask, she’ll kiss his nose every chance she gets. She loves to actually look at his face, the scars unable to mark his beauty.
On nights when Sombra refuses to go to bed because she has to finish hacking this and that, Genji will pick her up and carry her to bed. telling her she needs to rest or else she’ll be dead tired in the morning.
You had met your boyfriend through your two older brothers, Jack and Conor. You had gone to London many times to visit them and each time you went, you met another one of their friends. About a year ago was when you had met Joe. Your brothers had invited him out for dinner with the three of you knowing very little that you and Joe would hit it off so well.
After dinner, you had casually asked if Joe was seeing anything and watched as your brother’s faces turned white. They both stuttered through transparent excuses as you rolled your eyes. You weren’t much younger than your brothers, only a year under Jack so you weren’t quite sure why they continued to make such a big deal out of the idea of you and Joe. You had also planned on moving to London shortly after that visit and after connecting with Joe that night, you planned on see a lot more of him.
Eventually your brothers accepted the fact that you and Joe had something between the two of you and after having a long talk to Joe about how he needs to treat you right, you and Joe started to date.
You and Joe had been together for nearly 7 months and you couldn’t be any happier. There was just something about Joe that made you smile even when you thought about giving up on the day. He understood the stress that was put on you from work and school and how annoyed you were becoming with the fact that your brothers would check up on the two of you whenever they could. He understood that your brothers were just looking out for you, especially since Joe was their mate and they knew how he gets around girls, although they also knew that he would do nothing to hurt you, they were just being cautious.
“Hey love” Joe called out as he walked into your flat.
He had planned to come over and cook dinner for you since you had been exceptionally stressed for the past couple of weeks. You two also hadn’t seem much of each other due to the amount of meetings Joe had to attend.
“Y/N?” Joe called out again after not getting an answer as he moved further into your flat.
“Oh hey sorry, I didn’t hear you come in.” You said walking out of the room cautiously as you questioned who was in your flat.
“Did you forget about our dinner plans?” Joe asked setting the things in his hands down and then opening his arms to you.
“Umm sort of.” You said rubbing your face against his cotton shirt.
“You alright?” Joe questioned as he ran a hand up and down your back. It wasn’t like you to forget the plans that the two of you make or be this quiet when he comes over.
“Not really. I’ve been kind of sick the past few days.” You said quietly.
“Like sick sick?”
“Yeah, like every morning. Sometimes the feeling sticks around for the whole day but I definitely get sick in the morning.” You said pulling away from Joe and looking up at him.
“Oh, do you want me to run out and go get you something? We can cancel this dinner night and just have some soup of something that won’t upset your stomach anymore.”
You smiled awkwardly at Joe’s sentence. You loved that he cared about getting you better but he wasn’t very good at catching on, “I don’t think soup and medicine will help Joe.”
“Why not? Have you gone to the doctors?”
“I have actually.”
“And what did they say?” Joe said, a slight tinge of concern in his voice.
You let out a shake breath. Luckily Joe had meetings the past couple of days because it made avoiding him a lot easier when he was busy being a YouTuber. You took a step back from him and ran your fingers through your hair. Deciding that that wasn’t enough space between you, you walked over to the couch.
“Y/N, you’re scaring me love. How sick are you? Are you..-“
“No Joe, I don’t have an illness and I’m not going to die. Its quite the opposite actually.”
By the time you had cut Joe off from asking if you were dying, he had followed you to the couch. He sat down next to you and took your hands in his. He looked at you were loving concerned eyes.
God why is he so oblivious? You thought.
“I’m pregnant Joe.” You said simply as you watched Joe’s face shift from concern to confusion.
“Pregnant?” He asked as he watched you nod your head. “How? I mean I know how but like how,we’re always safe.”
“Well, you remember that one night about a month ago. We had gone of with the boys and we came back here…”
“Yeah I remember but that was over a month ago…”
“I’m 5 weeks pregnant Joe. That was it.”
“But aren’t you on the pill? We’ve done this before and you were fine, right?” Joe said as he stood up and began pacing back and forth.
“Yes Joe I was, but sometimes these things happen.”
“Holy shit, Y/N you’re brothers are going to kill me.” Joe said running his fingers through his hair.
“Joe they aren’t going to kill you-”
“Yes Y/N I think they are. I think this constitutes as ‘treating our sister well’.” Joe said, air quoting that last part.
“Well you’re still here aren’t you?” You said causing go to halt his movements as turn back towards you.
“They already know?”
“Yeah…I called mum last week and I guess Jack was home and overhead because he called me right after I hung up on mum. I’m assuming he told Conor because he can’t keep a secret to save his life and didn’t you see them earlier this week?”
“Okay, so they didn’t kill me because I didn’t know yet, but now that I know…”
You let out a small laugh as you watched Joe start to panic. “Joe love, they aren’t going to kill you. I promise.” You said taking a hold of his hand and pulling him back down to the couch. “Mum’s excited, go figure and so is Jack. He kind of yelled at me at the beginning but once it sunk in that he’s going to be an uncle, he calmed down. And I can only imagine that Conor is the same way. Not sure if you knew this but those boys have a soft spot for kids.” You said letting out another small laugh.
“So you wanna do this?”
“Do you? I know you talk about how you’re not in a hurry to have kids…-“
“Y/N, I said all of those things before I met you and fell in love. You’ve completely made me rethink everything I previously thought about my life and how I want it to pan out. I’m behind you 100% if this is something that you want to do.”
“I think I do. I mean I know its going to be difficult but I think we can do it.”
Joe pulled you into a hug as he rested his head on your shoulder. You hugged him tightly, rubbing his back slightly when you felt him hiccup.
“Are you crying?” You said pushing him away from you to look at him.
Joe’s cheeks were wet and his eyelashes were stuck together.
“I’m gonna be a dad.”
You smiled as you wiped the tear that had escaped his eye, “You’re going to be a great dad Joe.” You said kissing his lips, “I promise.”
Okay so, let's say a Paladin's oath of vengeance was to bring to justice or kill a warlord that for decades has been raiding villages. She succeeds, her oath fulfilled. Now What? Is she free to take up an oath of devotion or ancients? Or as a Vengeance Paladin is still obligated to swear a new oath of vengeance to someone or something else? In the meantime does she lose her powers? Is a fulfilled oath is the same as no oath?
That’s a very good question. I wouldn’t say that once the oath is fulfilled is the same as its absence, quite the opposite. You proved true to your word to its final conclusion, and that’s quite the opposite of nothing. So, they still have the power, it’s just one aspect of the Oath, an important part, but there are more tenets than just the destruction of your most hated enemy. So, you could keep the Oath, just without an enemy that receives your undivided attention. Or you could swear another Oath if you no longer feel your old oath as your own, without penalty.
Note: The Paladin who completes the Oath of Vengeance are honored as True Avengers, their names inscribed in their temples. Even if they swear a new Oath, they are called the honorific of The Avenger, or The Avenged.