Obi-Wan is too young to teach, Anakin is too old to learn, it's a recipe for disaster.
Yeah well, I never became a knight, my apprentice is a heavily traumatized teenager who's being raised in a war zone, and yet while he's not perfect he hasn't fallen. It's a trick I call "a loving supportive environment" and "validation of his feelings".
Gavin watched the sky turn gold. He had been keeping track of the colors for hours. Purple skies along the shore; pale pink swirls at dawn stretching to coax the sun across the sky; rolling, thunderous black clouds clashing against one another, raindrops falling like blood from a fallen warrior. He saw his favorite: clear bright skies, as blue as the ocean–as blue as the eyes that held the ocean in their grasps.
They were different here—no masks, no sharp, biting grins and calculating eyes. No Golden Boy, and no Vagabond. It was just them, in their rawest forms, two souls on an empty highway.
“Hey,” he said, poking Ryan in the side. Ryan squirmed in his seat, pushing the hand away.
“Hey, what?” He gave Gavin a small grin before shifting his gaze back onto the empty country road.
“Pull over. Let me drive for awhile.”
Ryan visibly hesitated, letting out an exaggerated humming noise that had Gavin pouting.
“Sod off, I’m not going to crash the bloody car.”
“That is what you said last time.”
“Ryaaaaan. C’mon, lovely Ryan, lemme drive for a bit.”
Ryan let out a fond sigh and pulled over onto the shoulder.
Gavin grinned brightly, already unbuckling his seatbelt. He got out of the car, stretching and breathing in the scent of country air.
“You haven’t slept in a few hours,” Gavin commented as he got into the driver’s seat, “I can wake you up to switch later.”
His insomnia had been getting worse these last few weeks, something Gavin could relate to, and it was just one of the many reasons for this spur of the moment trip.
“Thank you, dear.”
Ryan flopped into his seat, buckling himself in and turning his body so he was facing Gavin, his eyes already closed.
Gavin shook his head in amusement before turning back onto the road. He drove for miles in the silence, only shaking out of his reverie when he noticed that the sky was light blue. He smiled, glancing over at his boyfriend and grabbing his hand in a loose hold over the console. He pressed a chaste kiss to Ryan’s knuckles. Gavin looked back over at him, noticing electric blue eyes peeking out in slivers beneath tawny eyelashes. Overcome with an immense amount of affection, Gavin kissed his knuckles again before turning back to the wide open skies.
3rd place prize forrrrrrrrr @brahmazing I’m so sorry that it’s this late, but I did a background as an apology. I used white ink and silver metallic watercolour after the recording ended in order to make all the little details but I hope you like it ♥
I like S4 and I liked BOM Keith, but I dunno, I really miss him as a paladin of Voltron. Like they put a lot of emphasis on him as a paladin and his bond with Red in the first 2 seasons so I'd be really unhappy if Keith doesn't rejoin Team Voltron. Also, while it's nice that he's in BOM, it feels like his reasoning hasn't been made really clear and he just seems really unhappy this season and didn't have all that much screentime, like dammit I wanted him on the filler episode SO BAD
my heart really broke for him. and at everyone downplaying his decision to leave the team or saying it came from a healthy place… please: