selective mute or partially nonverbal lance (depending on which you know more or would rather write)! If you find its too much trouble to research for its fine to discard this but imagine lance getting particularly upset over a comment and being a bit overwhelmed and cant bring himself to speak and maybe the team not understanding and getting frustrated at him, and him getting frustrated at himself and the others which makes it worse and maybe it ends in a breakdown. Idk a bit of self projecting
I’ll see what I can do!
Lance was no stranger to anxiety. It would always make him clam up when things got to much for him.
Luckily only a few things got to him. Being yelled at, making mistakes and please talking about him. Good things it’s only those.
Lance couldn’t remember what the comment was but it affected him a very negative away. He know that they didn’t mean any harm by it, but he had a very stressful week.
Lance was silent, he listened to what the others were saying, but he couldn’t make out what they were saying perfectly. His pulse was racing and he could only hear his heartbeat in his ears.
“So Lance why do you think?” Shiro took another bite of his goo.
Shit, what were they talking about? Lance opened his mouth to speak but he couldn’t get anything to come out. He felt like someone poured cement down his throat and let it dry, blocking any words from bubbling to the surface.
“Lance?” Shiro asked again, causing everyone to look at him.
Lance wanted to hide, he couldn’t talk. Everything was too much for him. Lance did the only thing he could, he gave them a shaky shrug.
“You don’t have an opinion? I thought you would.” Hunk slightly chucked.
Lance wanted to laugh,he wanted them off his case but he couldn’t do anything.
“So Lance what do you think?” Allura questioned as she leaned forward in her chair.
Lance once again opened his mouth to speak but nothing came out. He tried again and again but it was silent. Like someone stole his voice.
“Come on Lance, just say what you wanna say.” Keith mumbled beside him.
I’m trying. Lance attempted again and fought back tears as nothing came out.
“Lance, quit playing games.”
Lance tried again. It was too much, he couldn’t do anything about it. He just wanted to run away.
The team kept talking to him and he snapped. Lance placed his hands over his ears and slammed his head down on the table causing a thump. He was shaking but no noise was coming out.
Everyone was silent. They weren’t sure what had come over Lance but they wanted to know what happened.
Shiro carefully stood up from his seat and walked over to Lance. He crouched down and placed his human hand on Lances back. “Lance, what’s wrong?” He could feel the boy tremble.
Lance slowly removed his hands from his ears and sat up. Tears had streaked his face and his eyes were puffy.
Everyone stood up in a panic causing Lance to jump.
Shiro motioned for everyone to be quiet and he turned his attention toward Lance. “Talk to me, what’s wrong?”
Lance wiped his eyes, which did nothing to the tears that replace them and said nothing.
“Lance, buddy talk to us.” Hunk pleaded from where he stood across the table.
Lance shook his head. I can’t talk, I can’t explain what’s happening.
Everyone was silent. Shiro rubbed small circles on Lance’s back and Lance focused on his breathing. He needed to calm down. In 4, hold 7, release 8. Once I can focus i should tell them what happened. In 4, hold 7, release 8.
I hope you like it!!!
I’ve never had any experience with this before and I’ve never heard of it before.
I hope I did okay.