By Your Command Ch 4 Preview
A little teaser as I finally crank this baby out.
For this fic
Despite his time in the pod, Lance still wasn’t fully lucid as he lay in the nest his packmates had made for him. The only things he remembered outside of the painful and distressing haze of the last several hours was Shiro. His alpha had been the one to save him, take him away from that hellish place, and give him the blessed relief of pod-induced sleep.
He’d woken up to Shiro’s arms around him once again, catching and supporting his weight as he fell from the healing pod. His body and mind were absolutely drained of energy, unable to hold either himself or his thoughts aloft for longer than a few seconds at a time. Being cradled by Shiro’s strong arms, though, had put his tired body at ease.
Until Lance had to relay what had happened. He had tried to speak, tried to be a good omega for his alpha and answer Shiro’s questions, but no sound had come out of his mouth when he tried. The alpha command hadn’t been lifted yet and wouldn’t be unless he told Shiro what had happened.
Keith would just have to explain. As much as Lance didn’t want to face Keith, didn’t want to see that burning hatred in the alpha’s eyes again, Keith was the only one who could tell everyone what had happened and reverse the commands. Even if Keith didn’t want Lance around, didn’t think Lance was worthy of the blue paladin title or the right to be Shiro’s omega, Lance would have to burden them one last time just to return to normal. If the team agreed with Keith, if Shiro agreed that Lance wasn’t worth the effort, that Lance would just weigh him down, he’d accept their decisions and graciously bow out. Maybe they’d even drop him off back on Earth where he could hope to be married off to someone at least decently nice…