Mourning bride: “I have lost all” (and I’m just a tad bit perturbed that the flower is really reminiscent of Shiro’s color scheme)
For the Flower Exchange HERE, for the wonderful
Cilan(tuckersfelix) on twitter…I’ve been raring to do some sad sheith stuff for a while now so thanks for PROMPTING me to PROMPTLY finish this wonderful PROMPT you provided to accompany this IMPROMPTU ok I’ll stop now
Okay, I am jumping here with the idea of “other aliens discovering Lance’s insecurities first before the team”.
> Just like the other ideas, the team landed on a planet where the aliens has a strong connection with emotions. This time though, the moment they entered the planet the leader (Queen? King?) wanted to judge the voltron crew with their own eyes and asked their soldiers to do nothing even if they will feel something.
> Let’s just say that this race has been holding themselves all this time against the Galra and Allura wanted to form an alliance with them because of their military power.
> The moment they entered the castle the leader immediately had this face like the crew offended them in some way.
> The leader lectured Allura that she dared to call the Paladins as her own, fight a battle that they should have not joined in the first place, yet failed to see the deteriorating mentality of her soldiers? The effect of the scars in their mind and soul?
> The leader gave Allura a week to prove herself to them. That she can care for five people just like a proper Princess.
> So then Allura had this determination and talk to the Paladins.
> They made this sort of group therapy. At first they tackled Shiro’s problems. Then Pidge and Keith and Hunk. Lance joked around and everyone assumed that he is fine.
> After they reached the given time limit the team presented themselves to the planet leader again.
> The leader was disappointed. They said that the voltron team see but do not observe. Observe but do not think deeply. That the team only believe what their eyes can only see.
> Then one of them snapped (maybe Keith) towards the leader and said to stop dancing around the subject. Will they want an alliance or not so they could stop wasting time.
> Of course the leader was even more offended at the blatant disrespect. Allura and Shiro apologized to saved a possible alliance.
> The leader agreed to an alliance if the blue paladin will be left with them.
> The team started to second guess and Lance saw this in their eyes. It hurts him that they will think twice if they should agree or not. And why not? He was just a liability after all.
> The leader, sensing Lance’s distress, pressed Allura even more. The blue paladin in exchange for an alliance or nothing at all.
> The leader also promised that they will help the green paladin in finding their family.
> Lance saw the hopeful eyes of Pidge and that was the last straw. If it will help the team then he would gladly let himself be left behind (not really gladly, in fact it was really hurtful)
> So an alliance was made, Allura will be the temporary blue paladin.
> When the rest of the team was outside the planet the leader asked Lance why he was staying with a team that didn’t even recognized that he was wearing a mask this whole time.
> And that was the time that Lance realized that he was the one the leader talking about from the start.
> The aliens treated him like a child to be treated with full of love.
> But Lance still dared to believe that the team will be back for him. That the Blue Lion will return for him.
> Days turned to weeks then to months and eventually it became a full year.
> Lance was showered with love and he believed that he was not that really needed to form voltron.
> A passing comment from the leader made Lance to think that since he was not a paladin anymore then he could go back home, back on earth.
> The leader fulfilled Lance’s wishes.
> The moment Lance landed on earth was the moment the voltron team returned to that planet with the intent of getting Lance back because the Holt family was once again completed.
Yeah, I know the idea was not that good
Also, sorry for my English. It is not my first language.
No-no, lance with a fake mermaid tail that he wears in the water and entertaining kids. A hose that constantly provides air so he can stay underwater for long periods of time. Swimming with peaceful fish in a large tank.
Okay I absolutely LOVE THIS so give me an entire Voltron aquarium AU
Voltron Aquarium was owned by Alfor, but he retired and his best friend Coran took over
His daughter Allura wanted to take over because she studies zoology but she’s still young and in school and Alfor wants her to graduate ,so Coran takes over so he knows his staff will still be taken care of
Allura still plays a huge part, she’s one of their best animal handlers and she teaches a lot of programs for local schools
Shiro is their primary physician for the animals, so he and Allura usually work together a lot to see if problems are medical or behavioral and just generally make sure the animals are happy and healthy
Hunk works there too, as a sort of grounds keeper and technician to make sure the outdoor displays look nice, the exhibits have proper lighting and temperatures and space and nothing is broken
And during the summer they offer boat tours! They have a boat they keep at a local marina and Hunk drives the boat while Allura teaches programs
Pidge can’t work there because she’s still in high school, but she volunteers there every weekend bc she’s a huge nerd
Sometimes she helps Allura teach programs and she knows all the animals and could babble about their ecosystems for hours
Keith is a marine biology and environmental science student at the local college and is there basically all the time because he has a membership that gets him free admission
Shiro is his best friend from childhood and they both grew up on the beach and developed a love for aquatic life so they both study it
So Keith goes there to hang out with Shiro, lend a hand when it’s needed bc he knows the whole staff and aquarium pretty well, but mostly he just hangs out by his favorite exhibits while doing homework
A local extremist “animal rights” group and publication called GALRA holds protests outside the aquarium saying that holding animals in captivity is wrong
The staff is annoyed and Pidge fights them a lot bc they work with a lot of conservation groups to create animal welfare programs and protect water rights, and their animals are all well taken care of with appropriate exhibits
Nevertheless GALRA is loud and public, and so they notice they’ve been losing money, especially on the days when the protestors are there
So they need a big new idea that can bring people in, but it has to be something they can be public about without GALRA condemning them and making things even worse
Hunk is the one who suggests it, he knows his neighbor is obsessed with ocean life and is a professional mermaid
It’s perfect because the aquarium needs a non-animal based exhibit and Lance has been struggling to make ends meet
He works during the day as a fitness instructor, and he’s studying at the community college nearby, but the mermaid thing is mostly just a hobby that he and his partner Plaxum do every once in a while
He and Plaxum get hired as a mermaid duo to perform shows fairly regularly
Keith shows up one day and notices it’s really crowded and is like ???? because he doesn’t know of any new exhibits or anything
So he goes exploring and sees one of the pools is occupied by two people
He looks around and there’s no staff around, are these people trespassing? So he goes over and starts telling Lance that guests can’t just jump into the pool, and there’s a crowd gathering so he needs to get out before he gets in huge trouble
Lance just looks all confused, then laughs and is like “Come back in 20 minutes”
So Keith gets all annoyed and leaves but he can’t help it, he’s curious, so he comes back later to see that these people are still in the pool, only now he notices they have mermaid tails and are putting on a whole show
And look, Lance may have just been doing this mostly as a hobby, but dang if he isn’t good at it
Turns out Lance is studying ecology and biology and like wow, he knows what he’s talking about
He and Plaxum look so graceful performing these shows, and he is really good at charming the audience and putting on a very convincing act while also teaching kids about marine ecology
At first Keith thinks it’s silly but I mean, Lance is very attractive and the mermaid costume is doing wonders for him
And Lance has his whole mermaid act, so he is very sassy and fun and teases Keith when he gets caught staring at them and pretending not to be invested
But like he’s clearly there with Plaxum and so he kinda just observes from afar
Except he’s there late one day, and sees Lance leaving after a show, and Keith realizes this is his first time seeing Lance with clothes, and his hair is dry and kinda curly from the water, and he looks tired but so so cute
So Keith is like whoaaa okay run away but nope, Lance sees him and starts up a conversation
And it turns out the mermaid persona is like, exactly that, a persona? And Lance is actually very sweet and soft-spoken and nice and wow Keith is done for
Keith just so happens to start hanging around the aquarium during every show, and Lance is an oblivious idiot who thinks he’s there to watch Plaxum and be a fish nerd
Cue some good old fashioned mutual pining
Until one day, Keith is hanging around waiting for Shiro to clock out and notices Hunk talking to Lance
So Keith starts to walk over and Lance doesn’t notice and Keith overhears him talking about how cute some guy is and how he’s there all the time but he only ran into him the one time and he can’t be flirting while doing a show
Keith is all :( because Lance likes someone else
And Lance still doesn’t notice him and is like “I don’t even know his name! I just call him cute mullet boy with the red jacket in my head” and like
Cue Hunk looking behind Lance to Keith, with his mullet and his red jacket and a freaking lightbulb goes off
So Hunk is like “His name is Keith” and Lance is like ?!?!?! you know him?! Can you introduce me?
So Hunk is like ummmm introduce yourself
And Lance turns around and realizes Keith has been eavesdropping and wow they are both very gay
So they start dating and they’re the ocean’s greatest power couple
Anyways Lance’s exhibit does wonderfully and GALRA can’t fight them on it and the protestors stop showing up so business is doing really well
And it’s happy and gay and mermaids bring everyone together!