i swear tho if Lance does become the black paladin i want blue lion to like, give him away
like Lance will come to blue when he finds out that he has to pilot the black lion and he tries to go into blue but blue won’t let him in and he thinks ‘oh no she thinks i don’t love her anymore she’s rejecting me, just like everyone else has’ and
he hears this sad rumble in his mind and chest and a low soft voice echoes inside him that says “my silly pilot, you will always be welcomed back”
but Lance makes this broken noise and thinks “then why won’t you let me in?”
and blue lion whines small and deep “bc, dear cub, I’m afraid if you do, i will not be able to let you go”
then, with utter delicacy, blue lifts one paw and places it in front of lances chest and nudges him back
“find your leader and then come back. until then….”
and lance’s mortification and awe, blue bows her head to him. and the tears start streaming down his face, only able to stand there in complete silence.