When Shiro had first run into Lance during his nightly check of the castle, he was honestly surprised. He’s run into the other three before, but never Lance, the Blue Paladin was almost always out cold when Shiro would check the rooms. He had gone to question why the younger paladin was awake when he had simply brushed past Shiro, a tired glint in his eyes. It had confused the Black Paladin and he had confronted Lance about it during breakfast, but he had just brushed it off as being tired and apologized.
The second time, he noticed the Blue Paladin heading for the hangers and curiosity got the best of him, leading Shiro to follow his friend. He was silent as he watched him enter Blue’s hanger. He heard movement, her the thunk her head made against the ground when the lions would lower their heads to let them in through their maw. Next thing he knew, he was looking in to find Lance taking off in Blue. The next morning, the Cuban seemed tired, but he kept up the cheerful persona he usually had around the others. Shiro hadn’t questioned him that time because he didn’t want to upset Lance by telling him he followed him.
The third time, he had actually convinced Lance to let him walk with him. The younger paladin had hesitated at first, an unsure look in his eyes, but Shiro had promised it would be fun and for some reason, he believed him. It actually did end up being fun in the end. The two had gone to the observation deck to look at the stars and Lance would point out star formations Coran had taught him about. By the end of the night, Lance was positively beaming and for some odd reason, it made Shiro feel all warm in fuzzy inside.
This ended up being a nightly routine, the two of them going to the observation deck and observing the stars. It was nice, but Shiro was still confused as to why exactly Lance was staying up every night. He ended up letting the question slip and the other had grown silent before simply stating he didn’t like the dreams about Earth being destroyed. After that, Shiro found himself worrying about Lance more than he had before and it actually managed to make the Blue Paladin laugh with how the leader would hover sometimes.
As the two grew closer, their conversations varied and often ended either on a serious note or a lighthearted one, never in between. Before either of them knew it, they’d be pressed close to each other, Lance’s head resting on Shiro’s every night as they spoke. On more than one occasion. the nineteen year old had fallen asleep on his friend’s shoulder and it made a fuzzy feeling bubble up in Shiro’s chest each time. He’d carry the other to his room and on one night, he had even leaned down and pressed his lips against Lance’s forehead softly before quickly leaving.
One night, Lance had grabbed Shiro’s hand and tugged him in the opposite direction of the observation deck. He had been confused at first, but didn’t question it, smiling softly at the excited glint in the other’s eyes. The teen had ended up leading him to Blue’s hanger, ushering him inside when her large maw dropped open to let them in. The flight had been all but silent except for the random burst of excitement that would leave the Blue Paladin that pulled soft chuckles from the older male.
“Okay, Shiro, I need you to close your eyes for me.” Lance looked back at the other, a small grin on his face. Shiro quirked a brow slightly, three words on the tip of his tongue, but he quickly swallowed them down.
“Alright?” He smiled slightly before letting his eyes slip shut, hands tightening on the back of the pilot’s seat. Lance leaned back and he could feel his hair against his flesh knuckles. He hadn’t really thought it through when he reached his hand out to gently play with his hair, though it seemed to pull a content noise from the Blue Paladin, so he didn’t stop. They rode in silence once more, the only sounds being Lance’s soft hums when Shiro played with his hair.
“Okay, step back for a moment.” The teen stood and moved so he was standing next to the Black Paladin. He gently took hold of his hand and tugged him closer before pretty much manhandling him until he was sitting in the pilot’s seat.
“Can I open my eyes yet?” Shiro snorted when he felt a finger boop his nose, leaning back in the seat slightly.
“Patience, Shiro. Can’t ruin the surprise.” Lance smiled at the other before looking forward, watching as he let Blue pilot herself. He waited until she was right where he wanted her, waiting until she landed on the small planet he had discovered that seemed almost abandoned, before turning to Shiro slightly. “Okay, open them.”
The Black Paladin slowly opened his eyes and froze at the sight. In front of him, the sky was a vibrant hues of violets and blues. The stars stood out like splatters of paint against a canvas, shining brilliantly. He was awed by the sight, the colors swirling together so beautifully. When he was finally able to tear his gaze away from the sky to look at Lance, grey eyes met blue. Lance had just been staring down at him, a soft, gentle smile on his face as he observed the different looks that flickered across the older male’s face.
“Lance, this is beautiful.” Shiro breathed out, a smile spreading across his face. Lance chuckled softly before looking away slightly, a hand coming up to rub the back of his neck.
“I, uh…found this place a while back when I couldn’t sleep. I thought it was beautiful and I thought that maybe you would like it?” There was a shy smile on his face now and it warmed the team leader’s heart. He raised his galra hand and gently took hold of Lance’s hand, intertwining their fingers.
Okay, here are the ten I’ve already done! It’s been such a fun time doing these, and, like I said on Minx’s pic, I really didn’t think it get any farther than the Delirious doodle.. but here we are! Every link is written in the order they appear, by the way. :) Cheers, and here’s to another ten in the future!
Holaaaa todas sip estoy muy activa últimamente, bendita sea la semana santa XDD, en fin les traigo una pequeña animación, realmente es el boceto, todavía me falta el color y la ambientación pero quería mostrarles un adelanto de este mini proyecto non, espero sea de su agrado, y díganme si quieren verlo terminado XD, tenia que traerles algo mas que no fuera mi hermoso Lys, y adoro a Armin así que dije ¿por que no?, en fin ya saben Armin pertenece a chinomiko y a beemoov esto es solo un pequeño trabajito para ustedes y para mi como fans que somos XDD
aight so if you dont follow me maybe you dont know abt this au so basically
1) ditch the imo very underwhelming endings, 2) have wadda give sal a second chance and be like “yknow what ? i bet i can make you nice” and have sal live with the squadda. hinjinks ensue. sometimes idate visits bc he likes to do the do w sal and bc he likes the squadda, whenever he appears applause sound effects can be heard
also the rest of the red sea mini bosses live next door