Watering The Plants
When Lance woke up and found his mama sitting on the edge of his bed he almost cried with relief.
It was a dream.
He wasn’t in space, he was home and he was safe.
She smiled brushing her fingers across Lance’s face.
“Yes my baby. I’m here.
Lance choked on a sob. “Oh mama I missed you so much. I didn’t think i would ever see you again.”
“I know, but I’m here my love. I’m here and your safe and your loved.”
Lance launched himself towards her open arms wanting a hug more then anything else in the universe.
However when he went tumbling to the floor and he looked up at not his childhood bedroom and his mama but his paladin quarters, Lance realised what had happened.
After the last mission they had all been exhausted and had all gone straight to bed.
Lance had missed his last dosage and Hunk had been too tired to remind him.
Lance stared numbly at where his mama had been sitting.
It had seemed so real.
It felt like home.
He didn’t even care that tears were falling freely.
He didn’t feel sad, but a sense of overwhelming loss that only came from having someone you love suddenly taken away from you.
Lance slid to the floor, curling up in a ball and sobbing quietly.
“Shhh baby, you are loved, you are cherished, you are needed, you are not a seventh wheel.”
Lance put his hands over his ears “and you mama… your not real not matter how much I want and need you to be.”
Hours later Hunk came running into Lance’s room panicked and holding his pill bottle.
Finding his best friend crying and muttering to himself broke Hunks heart.
“I’m sorry buddy, I’m here now.” He whispered as he pulled Lance onto his lap and just sat there cuddling him until the crying stopped.