if you're feeling alive and well, how about a fic where Lance is talking to Pidge but suddenly he freezes up because she looks so much like his younger sibling that he get teary eyes and runs towards blue. there, he talks about his feelings in Spanish. Pidge finds it weird but thinks nothing of it until when shes looking over the video footage in the castle she hears Spanish coming from the blue hanger from hours ago. She then translates it after an hour and freaks out
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This was the most detailed of my remaining asks, and also one I was excited to do, so I had to make sure to take my time with this one.
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Have you ever been out somewhere, whether it be school, the grocery market, or just hanging out in general public, and you see that person?
That person that looks so much like or sounds so much like someone you knew, but under whatever circumstance you just knew that it wasn’t who you thought?
A facial expression.
Maybe the way they walk or hold themself.
It reminds you of someone and for a split second your brain believes it and you go into either good or bad panic.
‘Oh shit, it’s them.’
A sister, a brother, a crush, a parent, they trick you out for the slightest moment and leaves your heart racing.
In this situation, Lance went into bad panic. His heart racing with anxiety and the pain of his mind tricking him like that.
Pidge looked at Lance, scrunching her nose and tilting her head, “Dude, are you okay?”
They had only been talking, Pidge was tinkering a little bit they had just been having a fine conversation until.
She looked to much like his little sister for a split second, just the way she had smiled and the angle Lance was at.
He froze up and the ‘Fight or Flight’ instinct took over his system. Bad Panic.
His breath caught, he teared up and stood, shaking his head quickly and leaving Pidge to sit alone in the room.
Lance just ran.
The blue paladin knew it couldn’t have been his sister, it was Pidge clearly, but this stupid head of his let him believe for a split second.
Just one sec was all it took.
He hadn’t even seen his sister in over a year now.
As he did when everything went wrong, Lance ran to Blue and hid himself away inside her.
The blue eyed boy took a moment to let his tears fall, and succumb to the wave of homesickness that left him shaking.
He missed them so much.
An unpracticed language slipped past his tongue as he murmured to Blue, letting his thoughts and feelings out.
He only spoke Spanish to blue.
Occasionally he’d let out a Spanglish phrase around the team, but no fluent talk.
It was relaxing.
Lances didn’t have to think about translations or if he was making sense or speaking correctly.
“Se veía igual que ella. A veces me asusta cuando veo a mi familia en el equipo.” Lance murmured, feeling comforted by Blues purring despite his words.
He went on to explain what had happened, why he was here and why he had ran. Pidge was probably back there now, worried.
Lance had made her worried.
A shaky sob left him, and he wiped his eyes as he talked to Blue and emotion took over.
“A veces quiero dejar. Ir a casa. Pero sé que el universo necesita ser salvado, y…” Tears slipped and he took a breath, “…a veces pienso que no soy apto para el trabajo.”
His heart clenched and Lance let his words sink into the two of them. Blue hated to have her cub so distressed, willing him to sleep.
Pidge sighed, laying on her bed in her room and messing with her computer.
“Lance was acting weird earlier…” She stated to open air, flipping through camera feed from over the past few hours.
Lance got upset sometimes, which was fine and completely human, but today was something different.
She just had to ignore it, check the feed and then get some rest. Pidge could talk to Lance about it in the morning.
The green paladin flippe through some more footage, silence and just dull clicking as noise, until she stopped at the camera on the Blue lion and heard noise.
Who was talking?
It was definitely Lance but it’s nothing she could understand, and he had an accent to him, speaking different.
She blinked, staring.
Lance had been in Blue, nothing wrong with that, but why was he saying to her?
Pidges nosiness got the est of her and she cropped the audio from the camera and into the personal translator she used for when she was learning Altean.
He was talking about Earth mostly, describing his family and things of the like, but it got darker as Pidge listened on.
'She looks just like her, sometimes it scares me when I see my family in the team.’ The translator spoke back to her in choppy English.
Pidge frowned. Who was 'she’?
'Sometimes I want to leave. To go home. But I know that the universe needs saving and…’
The green paladin felt her heart drop, and her hands shook as she continued the translation.
’…sometimes I think I’m not the right person for the job.’
She shook her head, hopping up and closing her laptop. How could Lance be thinking such a thing?
Was he going to leave?!
The smallest paladin was at Lances door in minutes, knocking loudly before allowing herself in.
Lance was sitting up in bed, a bag of some of his things packed. The boy looked up quickly, trying to hide the bag.
She was frozen to the spot, tears in her eyes now and eyes big. He really was leaving.
The green paladin ran over and tackle hugged Lance, holding tight and started to cry.
“Lance, I heard what you said. I’m sorry you miss home and I’m sorry I reminded you of someone, but please. You can’t leave!” She had figured out who 'she’ had been.
It was her.
Lance stood in absolute shock, looking down at the younger girl and he felt his tears returning.
“Lan! Lan! Pwease don’ leave, what if aliens get you?”
His little sister cried as he stood in the door way with his family and bag of things to take to the Garrison with him.
Lance smiled and crouched in front of her, wiping her tears. His look was loving.
“Then I’ll have to kick their butts, and tell them I have the best little sister waiting for me back home.”
The little girl smiled, seemingly happier hearing that. “Can you bring me back a star?”
Lance grinned, “I’ll bring you a whole sky full of stars! Promise.”
Back in the present, Lance ad sunk to the ground with Pidge, holding her and rocking her.
How could he have thought so selfishly?
Pidge was just as much as his little sister as his sisters back on Earth were.
He could never give let them face the pain of his departure again. What sort of big brother did that?
The blue paladin hugged Pidge close, keeping her safe in his arms and calming her.
“I won’t, I promise.”