Ties That Bind us
There was no putting it off…
Lance wasn’t sure why he felt so nervous as he stood outside the command room.
It was just Coran.
The same guy he had known for almost a year now.
The same guy he helped clean the cyro pods.
The same guy that actually listened to Lance, who tried to help chase away his insicurities.
The same guy who’s acted more like a farther to him in the last year then he’s had his whole life.
The guy who turns out to be his long lost alien grandfather.
Lance sighed resting his head on the cool metal closing his eyes trying to calm his racing heart.
“Come on Lance you can do this.” Lance whispered to himself bringing his hand up to open the door but hesitating.
What’s he supposed to even say?
‘Hey Coran so that son you fought was dead for years turns out to be my dad, let’s discuss this!’
Lance groaned taking a step back. Maybe he could hide in his room for a while so he wouldn’t have to deal with this.
He was about to turn away when the door slid open and Coran stood in the doorway looking down at Lance like he was seeing him for the first time.
“Hey Coran I-”
Lance was cut off by Coran pulling him into a strong hug.
He hesitated for a moment before returning the hug feeling a pressure lift from his chest. A pressure he hadn’t even been aware of until it was gone and he found himself breathing easier.
“I know this is an awkward situation for you, but I need you to know that the fact you exist… you can’t even begin to understand how much this means to me.”
Coran pulled away slowly keeping his hands firmly on Lance’s shoulders.
Lance looked down awkwardly. “I can’t tell you about him Coran… I’m sorry but I never met my dad. Mama only ever said that he traveler just passing through.”
“I don’t care about how he ended up on Earth, or even where he is now. The fact that he lived and got a family even for a brief time, I’m grateful Lance.”
Lance swallowed the lump in his throat finding himself holding back the tears.
“So now what?” He asked a little hesitantly.
“That’s up to you, your heritage doesn’t have change anything unless you want it to. I know Allura will want to teach about Altea, but Lance you can say no. You can choose to pretend none of this happened and I’ll support your decision.” Coran explained with a small smile on his face.
Lance looked up at him a flurry of emotions filling him.
“I don’t want to ignore that this happened… I want to know about my family. About you Coran… about my dad.”
Coran chuckled quietly “I expected you to say that, what do you want to know?”