My first go at a fanfiction, hope it’s up to standard and that you all like it. The song lyrics are from a song called Glorious by Macklemore, the lyrics are from the last part of the first verse.
I heard you die twice,
Gun fire was all around lance as stayed behind the safety of a rock. Spotting his friends was easy enough, except when he was also getting shot at. Bullet had grazed his armor more than a few times. The endless sound of pings off of armor was almost like the sound of rain falling. It didn’t calm Lance as he had to quickly turn around to shoot a Galran soldier who was trying to advance onto the spot that the Blue Paladin had taken to snipe.
Once when they bury you in the grave,
His life seemed to flash before his eyes, but didn’t have a chance to as the comm screamed in his ear. “Lance, we need cover!” Keith shouted.
Lance scrambled back into his position, “Sorry, was almost blown to bits,” he mumbled, his voice not light and cheery like it usually was. His bayard was positioned by his cheek and his finger pulled the trigger in three quick motions as his aim was changed in almost record timing. Three sentries fell next to Hunk and Keith, both gave a small thumbs up to the sharpshooter.
And the second time is the last time that somebody mentions your name.
He gave a small smile with a sigh of relief as his lowered his gun. His mind spaced out for a second before he tensed hearing the gravel like ground crunch under heavy feet. Before he knew what was going on, Lance was on his back, his gun pointed up at the threat. The threat also had a gun, aimed at the paladin. The threat squeezed the trigger on their gun before Lance had a chance to react. A deep red pain spread through his abdomen and a strangled yell came through his lips as his hand immediately went to the afflicted area. His hand felt warm and sticky, he didn’t need to look down to know that blood was coming out of his armor.
“Lance? Whats going on?” He heard Allura ask.
Lance furrowed his brows as he lifted his gun again and shot at the Galran soldier. “Nothing, everything’s fine up here,” he stated, hoping the pain in his voice wasn’t heard by any of his team mates.
So when I leave here from this earth,
After he gained a word of relief from his friends he quickly turned the comm off for a second to let his breathing turn unsteady and his lips to release whatever pained noises left in his body. Lance let his eyes travel down to the wound for the first time. He winced at how terrible the metal of his armor looked. It had a jagged hole when the laser had pierced the metal, he could feel that some of it had poked its way into his skin. The paladin put his head back so his eyes faced the sky, and his hands shakily turned the comm back on. He had heard people asking if he was fine, so he knew his silence was probably terrifying.
He rolled back on his stomach, ignoring the blossoming pain by biting his lip. He brought his gun back up to line up his next shot. He decided to cover Pidge, who’s back was turned toward whatever she was doing, he honestly forgot. He took down two sentries, then his vision went out for a bit. Nothing to major, just a bit of blurriness, he thought, I’m fine.
Did I take more than I gave? Did I do it for the people?
His next shot missed the mark, but then he hit it. He quickly shook his head to chase away the blurriness but it only came back stronger. He rolled over again, so he was laying on his back, knowing and regretting his choice to lay on his stomach as he saw the pool of blood that had started to form around him. Lance cursed quietly, and put a gentle hand on the wound. The gentle pressure helped a little but the initial shock made his head spin. His breath hitched a bit and was an uneven flow from his mouth. This earned another question of concern.
“Lance, buddy?” it was Hunk. Lance felt a bit calmer, but the spinning his head had started to do did not stop.
“Everything’s fine,” he answered, “I was shot, but it fine,” he lied through his teeth as his vision blurred again.
Or did I do it all for fame?
“Lance, if you’re hurt we can st-” keith was cut off by Pidge.
“I’m nearly done, just a few more ticks,” she stated before yelling done.
“Lance I’m coming for ya,” he heard Hunk say, he sounded worried. Lance would be too if his best friend was hurt.
“Mhmm,” he mumbled, nodding his head with his eyes tightly closed as he sat up waiting for his friend to help him back to the lions. His vision cut out a again as he saw a yellow figure running toward him, arms outstretched.
And just before Hunk had reached the blue paladin he fell back. Armor clad arms caught him though, and he knew everything would be alright.