Can you do a fix where Lance gets captured by the galra and they give him a prosthetic leg? (Side note maybe it makes him more sad than before because one of his favorite memories was playing soccer with his siblings and he'll never get to do that again?) p.s. I adore your blog!
(Hey guys, so this is a pretty heavy topic here, and if anything to do with prosthetic body parts and the shock of losing a limb and the negative thoughts that come with it and being held hostage is hard for you to read, this fic is not for you. Please take care of yourselves first, okay? And also, I’m an able bodied person writing this, and I’ve researched as much as I possibly could, and I’m hoping this is okay, but if it’s not, I’m open to educating myself and I’m willing to acknowledge any mistakes! Please do feel free to educate me should there be something wrong with what I’ve written! Also WW reference bc I’m trash)
Keith screams his heart out, his whole body seeming to participate in the actions his entire soul on fire as he screams. His throat burning at the excruciating pain. He grits his teeth tightly and grasps at the controls of his Lion as he tries and holds himself steady, because if he lets go he fears he will be lost forever.
Keith is so sure in his heart he is not going to give in, he must stay strong, this is the only way. He can not let anyone down, and he is most certainly not going to let Zarkon win. The whole weight of the universe is laying on their shoulders, and every innocent life is hanging in the balance and Keith is in the middle of it, trying to hold the entire universe steady and if he lets go, everything will fall apart. And it will not be pieced back together. He is determined, he will not let go.
But the power beam that is being struck at him feels stronger than he’s ever felt, coming at him with the power of a thousand armies and Keith doesn’t think he can do it. He is holding on with the best of his ability, all of his strength, pushing himself beyond he’s ever thought he’d be capable of. Because this is much bigger than anything he could ever possibly fathom. But he’s not Atlas. He is one boy, with two hands and one heart, he cannot do this alone.
And he doesn’t have to.
Because Lance is charging at him and he’s taking the hit. He can faintly hear his screaming as he’s hit, the faint cracklings of anguish in his voice and Keith’s heart is racing and his blood runs cold and he’s so frozen. He doesn’t know what’s happening.
“Go, Keith! There is no other way! Go! Go!” Lance hisses through his gritted teeth.
“No, Lance! I’m not going anywhere!” Keith yells, his voice wavering as tears cloud his vision.
“Keith! You need to go, there is no point in both of us getting hurt. Go, Keith! I’ll be okay, but you have to get out of here, now! Before it’s too late!” Lance insists. He sounds so brave, so sure, so unafraid.
“Lance, I can’t leave you!” Keith cries. It’s like his heart is on fire and burning every particle of his body to this fine crisp. It hurts so so much.
Lance’s face pops up on his screen, and he still looks so hopeful and alive. The sun in his eyes still shine bright, but it’s more of a setting sun, still so beautiful, but a little more melancholy, a little more calm. He’s smiling at him with a look of absolute adoration and love, his eyes are twinkling. It’s too bittersweet.
“Keith, I can save today, but you can save the universe. I..I love you,” Lance says, and it’s like the cosmos within Keith have exploded and the planets have aligned.
But their moment is cut short as Lance struggles against the Galra, and pulls Keith away from the danger.
“No!” Keith yells as his Lion is thrust away from the battle, and he tries to lunge forward but Red will not let him. She’s adamant and refuses, and she forces him away from Lance. So far away.
Keith yells and screams and kicks and cries but it’s no use, all he can see through his vision clouded by his tears is a ship opening and capturing Lance. He’s disappeared from him, and Keith realises the ringing in his ears is the earth shattering scream that rips out of his throat, out of his heart.
He doesn’t know what’s happening until Shiro is running into his lion and wrapping his arms around his sobbing body as he cries and cries, screaming in hysterics.
“Keith, buddy,” Shiro tries, but he can’t help the tears that pour from his eyes.
“We have to get him back! We need to find him! We’re not leaving him, we have to get him back, Shiro, we need to..Please,” Keith sobs, his voice cracking and sounding so small. He sobs hard, crying and spluttering. It hurts so much. Keith couldn’t even tell Lance he loved him too, and the realisation rips through him and worlds split.
“I know, I know,” Shiro whispers softly, “I promise you, we will.”