When you woke up you immediately began to cough. You moved quickly and cover your with your arm, sitting up as you attempted to breathe between coughs and a rough feeling settled into your throat. When you peeked your eyes open again after your little coughing fit and your little coughing fit you realized Jumin was up beside you, looking at you and then sighing.
“I told you that you would catch a cold, MC…” he shook his head and you pursed your lips. He got up and pulled on an open vest, made of a brown material that was lined with a golden hem. His white pants hung by his belt and he was barefoot as he opened the door, stepping out before closing it. You collapsed on the pillows as your brown hair spilled around you. You were on your side under the covers when a guy with red hair and glasses stepped in with a cup.
“Hey, I’m Saeyoung, Sorry we had to meet like this but here drink this it will help you” He sighed and you took the glass and you sat on the edge of the bed while you drank down the surprisingly pleasant liquid. When you drew the glass from your lips and handed it back to him.
“Um, Saeyoung? Could I ask you something?” He stopped him as he began to stand back up. You weren’t sure when you would be able to ask someone about how Jumin could his hands on his sword without finding out about your inquiry, so you ought to now.
“What is it?” He sat back down beside you.
“H-How did Jumin get his sword? That is one of the rarest metals in the land..” You murmur your question hesitantly. Saeyoung sighed as he stood back up.
“You should ask Captain himself, I’m sure he would tell you. He seems to have taken an interest in you” He looked back at you with a kind smile, “I’ll introduce you to my brother some other time, you seem nice” He said before he shut the door silently.
“This crew of his, it just keeps getting more interesting with every person I meet,Ill” You say to no one in particular. You doze off sitting up against the wall. When your eyes reopen you find yourself coughing rather roughly. You lean forward as it worsens you hear the door open.
“MC, are you alright?” a concerned voice breaks through the coughing and you nod as your body trembles. When you quiet down you look up to see Jaehee standing above you. She handed you a glass of water which you thankfully took from her. You felt—and looked—relieved after swallowing the cool water.
“How are you feeling?” She asked as you handed her the cup.
“I’m feeling alright, I should be fine really soon,” You give her a small smile as your voice comes out slightly raspy.
“That’s good I'llbring you some food, you need to eat as well. Its already about just past noon” her voice held concern. You need in agreement, your stomach rumbling as if to prove her point. You laughed softly and she joined you shortly after before leaving to fetch some foot for you to eat. Your mind wandered a bit and you wondered where Jumin was, and what he was doing while you were cooped up in his room. You didn’t have time to wonder though, because Jaehee returned with a plate of food. You talked while you ate and she told you how most people on the crew were just looking for a family, had strayed the right path for a bit a little or they just wanted to have a little bit more freedom than the average person. But, no matter what their past was, everyone was accepted and fiercely to one another.
“You were lucky that you snuck onto the R.F.A and not some other ship, but I have reason to believe we would have crossed paths either way” her words struck you slightly. You quietly nod to her with a small smile as she stands, taking your now empty plate. You utter a soft ‘thank you’ before laying back down, staring at the planks of the ceiling before drifting off again. Now yu found yourself in a dream, surrounded by flames while clutching a key to your chest. You were out of your own body, watching as your hair and torn gown were whipped around by the sharp winds. Tears flew down your face and you stared though the flames, a sense of dread settling over you as your eyes darted around-searching for something.
“MC!” Your name echoed through your head and you watched yourself turn as your name was repeated.
“MC!” You heard you name as you gasped-waking up, cradled up against Jumin’s chest who was kneeling by you on the bed. You cheeks felt went and you were clutching Jumin’s vest. You body trembled as you stared up at Jumin who’s eyebrows were knitted with concern. Something flashed in his eyes but your own were too watery to really catch it. “What’s wrong?” He questioned you gently, not letting you go.
“It was a nightmare…just a nightmare…” You mumble, more to yourself than him. That was terrifying, watching yourself, feeling the dread settle over you as the heat from the flames licked at your skin and your heat flicked back and forth over your tentative flesh.
“Captain! We’ve arrived at our stop!” someone shouted from outside.
“Alright, proceed as normal!” Jumin called back to them.
“You can go out there if you need to, you don’t have to worry about me,” You say sheepishly.
“I’ll worry anyway. How are you feeling by the way?” He inquired and you give him a small smile.
“I’m feeling much better, despite the nightmare,” You laugh softly, bitterly even. Jumin gently lets go of you and stands up before pulling you up beside him. Your legs are a bit shaky from being down for an extended amount of time but he steadies you with his outstretched arm.
“Would you like to go into town with me? You will need a change of clothes, but I think a break from the ship would do you some good too” He suggests and you quickly and enthusiastically nod.
“Yes, I would love to roam a bit! May I, Ju- er, Captain?” He chuckles softly and nods. He reaches up, ruffling your hair as he turns for the door. Within seconds of him leaving Yoosung, the boy you recalled as the navigator, rushed in.
“Hi MC! Jaehee told me to bring you some clothes that seemed more your pace…” He held out a lovely blue dress made of silk. Some of the material would sweep around your arms and trail slightly down your back where it would then loop around your chest. It reminded you of the dresses you used to wear and you looked at Yoosung curiously, but he only winked and left you standing alone with the dress in confusion.
“Do they know…?” You bite your lip as you undress carefully, letting the shirt slide down your arms before laying aside. You pulled yourself from the pants before tugging the dress over your head. You hurriedly pushed your feet into your pair of dark boots before rushing out of Jumin’s room. You stopped when you reached the railing and your eyes fell upon the port town. A bit of worry wove into your stomach but you pushed it aside.
“Yo, MC! Lets go!” You turned towards the sound of Jumin’s booming voice. He was by the lowered plank, waving for you to head his way. You see that he had his sword by his side and contemplated grabbing your as well but you decide against it, remembering his words on your first night about how they pretended to be merchants. You’d rather not take the risk of carrying one right now, besides you doubted you would need it. You make your way towards your captain, and as soon as you reach him his eyes drift over you. You pretend not to notice by looking back over the nearby buildings. Suddenly a warm hand grasped yours and you were left off the ship. “Stay close to me, okay?” Hold onto me, I don’t want you anywhere but my side.” He looks at you as he speaks.
“Aye,” You nod. He smirks and continued alone, leading you down to dry land. He helps you get your land legs back. “I feel like a mermaid who just got her legs: You comment jokingly. Jumin gives you a weary smile and a pained look crosses his face, but its quickly replaced by a grin. You then head into the crowd of merchants, vendors, and residents. As you walk your mind drifts back to the time you learned about the creatures who dwelled in the sea…mermaids…had Jumin known one before? You look at him who was currently engrossed in the weaponry and maps before him, talking to the vendor about their condition and reliability.
What was with the pained look he had given you earlier?
So, I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but I think another hint at Black Paladin!Lance is that when Voltron is formed, the Blue Lion's head is inside of Black's - kinda like a secondary head?
there is both red and blue…
ok, i’m not saying this is co-leadership klance evidence
remember when keith offered lance his hand as if to help him get up but instead keith just knelt beside lance and held his hand while they gazed fondly at each other under the warm purple glow from the corrupted crystal that was a good moment