Klance Week 2017
Day 4 : Welcome Home
She kept her eyes open. She was focused looking at one object only. It was almost a hundred percent covered in blue, and there were green and brown patches spread throughout it.
Allura awed at the beauty of it. Long ago her father would take her out to outer space and she would look at her home planet, Altea, from far away. Seeing Earth from up close was a sight. She wondered how it would look like if she landed on it.
“We’re…back,” Keith exhaled. “It may not be all over but we ended Zarkon’s reign. And we’re back to Earth.”
A tear rolled down Lance’s cheek. “We’re home,” he said. He grabbed Keith’s hand and held it tight. “I can’t believe we made it.”
“What?” Lance turned to Keith.
“What will you do when you get back there?”
“Um, I’ll go back to my family, of course.”
“That’s…great,” Keith smiled.
Lance looked down on the floor before he realized something. “You-you lost your family! I’m sorry Keith, I did not mean to—”
“No, no, it’s fine.” Keith nodded. “I have no idea what to do back on Earth so I guess I’ll do whatever life takes me to.”
“No Keith, it doesn’t have to be like that,” Lance said, now holding both of Keith’s hands close to his chest. “You can come with me. I will introduce you to my family.”
“But you are…different. You are bringing home a boyfriend.”
“They’ll understand about that. I don’t love them for nothing, you know? They accept me for who I am. And they’ll accept you too. My siblings will love you! Don’t forget my mother. She’ll take care of you like her own son.”
Keith giggled at that.
Lance pressed his lips to Keith’s forehead, taking in the scent of his hair still wet with sweat. But Keith saw his chance and grabbed Lance’s collar and kissed him on his lips, his hands now resting on Lance’s shoulder as Lance hugged him close, not minding the audience. Shiro smiled, Hunk distracted himself and even Pidge - the Pidge - crossed her arms and shook her head in happiness.
(Read while listening to Amazing Day by Coldplay for the best viewing experience XD)
The same night when they arrived on Earth, because they came back early in the morning.
Keith and Lance sat on the roof. The sky was clear and lots of stars were visible. Lance would often point out a star and mention its name and Keith would grin at his boyfriend for no real reason. He was exhausted. He could sleep forever. But he did not want to waste some good time with Lance, staying up at nine and looking at the stars from Planet Earth.
Keith cleared his throat and reached for Lance’s hand. It was something that he could hold on for a long time, forever even. He does not want to lose sight of Lance. He wants to know where he goes, what he does and who he meets. How protective.
“Your family is very nice,” Keith said. “They are friendly and warm and they accepted me well.”
“Yeah, thanks,” Lance replied. He inched closer to Keith, now shoulder to shoulder. “Would you come back to your house? Or Garrison?”
“As long as you’re with me,” Keith said. “And I’m not even joking, Lance. I’ll go if you’re with me. Like, partners in crime or something.”
“We are boyfriends, Keith,” Lance emphasized. “I can’t go calling you ‘partner’ or something.”
“So I’ll call you 'boyfriend’? Geez, that’s the best nickname someone could ever get.”
“Yeah, or 'asshole’, because you call me that all the time. In the past.”
“You called me 'dropout’!”
“Oh my, can we like, stop arguing for just a day?”
“That’s a challenge, right?”
There was a pause until Lance continued. “Well, I’d go to Garrison. We can like, be normal kids again. We may be the paladins of Voltron but honestly, I won’t waste this chance. To be just a normal person without having to defend the Universe again, you know?”
“Then I’ll come with you,” Keith said. “Amd Hunk and Pidge. Matt and Shiro are graduates and they’ll be doing their own stuff at Garrison too.”
“Last time you got kicked out because of…disciplinary issues. What was it?”
“I got caught smoking. And other issues.”
“Aw, I thought there will be no secrets between paladins.”
“I thought you said you wanted to live a normal life, not defending the Universe as Voltron Paladins.”
“Still,” Lance begged.
They laughed at that. It was silly, it was small, but it meant a lot. They’re back on Earth. Home. Something they’ll never forget about. And Keith, he would spend his time for Lance. He kissed Lance’s cheek before whispering “I love you.” He looked into Lance’s eyes, feeling himself drifting away as he looks into Lance’s irises, bright and twinkling under the stars.
Earth. Lance McClain. No other place like home.