Dear fellow Shance shippers
First and foremost, I love you all so much. the fan art is absolutely beautiful, as well as the wonderful stories and headcanons that you all share. I love our fandom so much. You are all so talented and so very kind.
But I can’t help but feel terrible because of how underrated this wonderful ship is. It honestly hurts to think about. The whole fandom knows that Klance is “the favorite”, as Tyler Labine said in one of the panels, or whatever. And Sheith is the second most favorite… I am personally so tired of seeing those two while I scroll through the Voltron tag.
I am also tired from Klance and Sheith shippers asking why we ship Shance since “they don’t even interact much in the show.” Maybe so, but so what? The whole concept of Lance looking up to his hero is something I find very intriguing and just very significant, and I want to know more about why he says so. Also in the first episode of season one, when they shook hands Shiro said, “Lance, right?” Did anyone ever stop and think, “Wait, how did he remember Lance’s name when Pidge introduced “himself” (at the time) and Hunk to Shiro?“
Shipping Shance is honestly such a struggle because all we can do is hope that they can interact some more in upcoming seasons. I know it sounds like I’m complaining, but really, if they could just interact some more, I would be so freaking happy. Just give me some new content. Let Shiro witness a more serious side of Lance, and praise him for it.
Lance is a very insecure person, as we all know, but if Shiro gave him the slightest bit of encouragement, he would feel more determined and ready to accomplish anything. I have a headcanon that Lance goes to Shiro to talk about whatever concerns he has, whether it’s about missing his family or not feeling important to the team, Shiro knows what to say. And in the episode “Crystal Venom” from season one, Lance was very concerned for Shiro spacing out for a moment before he left to help Coran clean the cryopods. And let us not forget about that iconic episode in season one when Shiro was tending to an unconscious Lance and placed him gently to the side as he was soon facing Sendak to fight him hand-to-hand before Haxus made Shiro submit when he revealed that Lance was within his grasp. Shiro’s worried expression says it all.
They really care about each other. Yes, they may not interact very much, but it’s the little things; their actions. Their facial expressions.
All I’m saying is, Shance deserves a chance.