voltron fic recs
does anyone have any recs for voltron fic with
- interesting worldbuilding (altea! lions! blade of marmora! earth!)
- more than just two characters (i.e. the main pairing) have significant roles/speaking parts
- relationship development isn’t solely focused on romantic love (not necessarily gen, but stories where “but are they in love?” isn’t the only problem to be resolved)
whenever i try to read voltron fic, i can’t seem to get past the layer of romcom that rises to the top. (great if it’s your thing! :/ it is not my thing.)
since it’s not fair to ask for recs without sharing some, so here are a few voltron fics I have enjoyed:
occluding junction (and other incidences of biology) by Kieron_ODuibhir (33k, gen + fantastic character observations + pre-S2 galra!Keith)
Keith’s solution to his steadily escalating problem is to hide it and hope it goes away. So instead of noticing what’s the matter with Keith, everyone notices the steady escalation of his hiding.
It’s only marginally an improvement. (It’s not an improvement at all.)
This is who you are, Lupa had told him during his first medal ceremony, nose nudging the fist clenched at his side. Own it. Let them stare.
And people do. It’s impossible not to stare at Lupa, with the proud tilt of her head, that fierce canine intelligence and the way her black fur catches the light. Shiro’s loved her all his life, and the day she settled was one of his happiest moments.
He just wishes that it didn’t always feel like when people look at him, they’re seeing only his daemon.
Lance definitely doesn’t like Keith. Like that. At all. No, really.
Meanwhile, there are shenanigans involving robots, fruit, knitting, and traditional Altean medicine. Also, the space mice are the true heroes of the story.
Nineteen years ago, Emperor Zarkon’s most trusted general fell in love with a human woman. When the general and his lover were killed, Zarkon took in their infant son Kyryx and placed him with eager young soldier Sendak to be raised and trained in the ways of the Galran Empire.