Antok has a dream in an alternate reality where he didn't die about his death. What he doesn't realize is that when he thrashes in his sleep so does his tail and he almost strangles poor Lance who just wanted to help.
Awwwwwwwwwwww D: my poor babies!
I’m going to switch this up a bit and say that antok almost DID die during that battle but he did survive the fight. So it’s a couple of days after he is out of the pod, probably a week, and he’s sleeping along side Lance when he starts to dream about his near death experience.
at first Lance just thinks that Antok is just one of those people who move around in their sleep and doesn’t really pay much mind to it until Antok starts to growl and there are tears sliding down his cheeks.
Mean while, Antok is dreaming about what could have happened, him actually dying and having to witness from his ‘ghost state’ Lance grieving over his death and having to watch Lance continue fighting even though he’s still broken hearted and a totally mess over Antok’s death, ultimately leading to Lance’s own death, and Antok having to watch through it all.
Lance tries to wake him up by taking ahold of Antok’s shoulders and shaking him, getting really worried when he keeps repeating Lance’s name over and over in such a desperate and sad tone, only for Antok to startle awake and reflexively go to attack whatever intruder tried to wake him up, still caught up in the memory of his dream he doesn’t realize that it’s Lance that he has pinned to the floor with his tail squeezing around his throat until Lance reaches up and wipes away a stray tear on Antok’s cheek, calling him by his pet name. Once Antok realizes that it’s Lance under him he immediately stops choking him, moving as far away as he can while Lance gets his breathing under control. Antok can see, even in the darkness of Lance’s room, the terrible bruising around Lance’s neck from his tail and is caught off guard by the waves of guilt that roll through him bc he did that to his boyfriend, to the one person that he wants to protect with his life and live for.
Lance goes up to Antok slowly, whispering reassurances to him while trying to get him to focus on something other than the bruising on his neck. He’s able to get into Antok’s lap and promises him that he’s not mad, that everything will be okay with them. Antok holds Lance close to him, biting his head into Lance’s shoulder as he lightly peppers kisses on Lance’s neck, scared that if he lets go for an instance that Lance will take back what he said, or worse his dream was actually real and Lance will be actually be dead in his arms. All the while, Lance comforts him, running his fingers through his hair strip, telling him everything is going to be okay, that he was there with him.
That’s one of the few times that Lance has ever seen Antok cry