Cuddles, Shance Fluff Week Prompt 5
June 8th: Cuddles/Hugs
“Wait. So you’re telling me, that you, the Pack Alpha, has never cuddled before?!?” Lance asked incredulously, staring at his leader. Hunk dropped his spork, Keith choked on his food goo, and Pidge gasped.
Shiro flushed a little, unusually embarrassed for such a strong and commanding Alpha. “Well, no, I was always really busy at the Garrison and while yes, I was really popular, nobody ever really wanted to get too close?”
Lance threw his hands up in exasperation. “No wonder you’re so stiff all the time!!! You haven’t experienced the joys of group cuddles!” The Omega cried, distressed. Pidge nodded, eyeing Shiro suspiciously.
“Yeah, every family spends time on group cuddles, Shiro. Matt and Dad didn’t include you on the Kerberos mission?” The young Beta asked, tilting her head to the side curiously.
Shiro shook his head. “No, we all slept in different areas of the ship. No cuddles whatsoever.” Hunk squawked in alarm at the news.
Lance slammed his hands down on the table and stood up, determination glinting in his eyes. “That’s it, I’ve heard enough. Come on guys, we’re doing a massive cuddle pile! Hunk, grab every blanket and pillow you can find and bring them to my room.” The Omega ordered, his best friend nodding and abandoning his food in order to dash off to find the requested materials.
“Wait, why your room?” Keith asked, already on his feet with Pidge clambering up the Alpha’s back.
Lance smiled sheepishly. “I uh, tend to hoard all the softest stuff. Like blankets and pillows. Also the occasional clothing item? It’s an Omega thing, my Mamá did it all the time.” He explained, pulling the pack leader from his chair and moving behind Shiro to start nudging him in the direction of the Blue Paladin’s quarters.
“Lance, you don’t have to do this, it’s fine-” Shiro sputtered, stumbling along to where the demanding Omega was pushing him. He didn’t fight back though, the idea of a group cuddle suddenly sounding increasingly appealing to his Alpha instincts.
“No way, you’re gonna get cuddles one way or another. Team bonding and all that! How can we be a pack if we don’t snuggle now and then? Besides, I kind of miss it. My family would always dedicate every Sunday night to sleeping in a cuddle pile in the living room. Yeah, snuggling with Hunk or Pidge is nice, but a cuddle pile is like coming home, you know? A pack thing.” Lance rambled, now leading Shiro by the wrist to his room, Keith carrying Pidge and jogging to keep up.
Shiro blinked as he was suddenly pulled inside Lance’s room, noticing the massive nest on Lance’s bed. Mostly blue blankets, as well as several pillows as a few shirts, mostly… black shirts? Wait, was that-
“Is that my vest?” Shiro asked, pulling out of Lance’s grip and moving to pick up the aforementioned piece of clothing. Pidge started snickering, and the Alpha turned to see a red faced Lance.
“Uh, like I said, it’s an Omega thing. It’s super comfortable… and it smells like you? A pack thing! Honest!” Lance yelped, flailing his hands around, Keith rolling his eyes at his packmate until Hunk hurried in with more blankets not a moment too soon.
Lance recovered from his embarrassment quickly and tugged everyone onto his bed, arranging the blankets and pillows for a more suitable nest, Hunk leaning against the wall, Shiro in the big Beta’s lap, Keith snuggled in between Hunk’s arm and Shiro’s shoulder, Pidge pressed up against Shiro from the other side, while Lance dimmed the lights and happily plopped himself into Shiro’s lap, snuggling up against that broad chest.
“There. What do you think? This is how my family used to do it, though we had a lot more members.” Lance asked, tilting his head up to gauge Shiro’s reaction.
The pack leader hummed thoughtfully, quietly shifting to arrange himself more comfortably, feeling his Alpha side rumble contentedly. He relaxed and tipped his head forwards to nuzzle at Lance’s hair, lightly scenting him.
“It feels… really nice.” He murmured, and Pidge beamed from her spot against his side, Hunk chuckling and Lance purring at the attention from his Alpha.
“This was a pretty good idea.” Keith yawned, already sleepy. Pidge chirped a sound of agreement, Hunk resting his head on top of Shiro’s.
Soon, mostly everyone was asleep, aside from Shiro and the lightly purring Omega in his lap. Shiro shifted slightly, cheek still resting in Lance’s hair.
“Hey, Lance?” He asked quietly, his packmate lifting his head a bit.
“Yeah? What’s up?” The sleepy teen asked, blinking big blue eyes at his Alpha. Shiro’s heart fluttered at the vulnerable expression on that pretty face, and he smiled, pulling the Omega closer in a hug.
“Thanks.” Lance purred a little louder and nuzzled at Shiro’s neck.
Why is it that whenever I see the word “cuddles” I immediately think “Omega Lance”? Anyway, hope you enjoyed! :3