Trans Lance Fic Part 2
Lance kisses his mama goodbye as he gets out of the car and waves goodbye to everyone who had managed to pile into the car. He holds a small suitcase full of some clothes, his binders, and a doctor’s note to give to the health staff here that will allow him to continue receiving his testosterone shots.
He takes a deep breath, well as deep as a breath can get when your ribs are being compressed, then walks into the Garrison. He makes it to the lobby where a receptionist smiles at him and asks if he is a new student. He nods and gives her a confident smirk. She asks for his name and his smirk wavers a bit. “Lance McClain.” He says and prays that it’s listed.
The woman frowns. “I’m sorry sweetheart but the only McClain listed is a Lacey McClain. ” she says and Lance feels like he might cry at the use of his dead name. “That’s me… I’d prefer to be called Lance though. ” he says shakily. The woman looks surprised at first then looks a little flustered. “I’m sorry Ms. McClain I wasn’t aware that you had a preferred name. ”
Lance feels nauseous at the use of ‘Ms’. “It’s Mr. McClain.” He tells her and tries not to sound as upset as he is. The receptionist now looks very confused then it seems that she remembers something. “Oh, you are the special case we were informed about. I’m so sorry Mr. McClain. Here is your dorm key and schedule, you’ll find that your uniform is on your bed. The head of the health staff is right over there so you can give him your paper work. ” she says and points out a woman.
Lance nods stiffly and takes the key and the schedule then walks over to the woman. She smiles when she sees him. “You must be Mr. McClain. I’m Hilda, the head of our health and medical staff. I understand you have some special circumstances. Let’s go to my office and discuss what we can do for you to make sure your as healthy and happy as possible. ” She says kindly. Lance nods and follows her to her office.
After a long conversation with the Hilda about Lance’s testosterone and other plans to transition, he finally heads to his dorm. He fits the key into the lock and turns it. He opens the door to reveal a large Samoan boy sitting on a bed and reading a cook book. The boy looks up and smiles at Lance. “Hey you must be my roommate! No one can ever pronounce my real name so everyone just calls me Hunk.” He says cheerfully. Lance walks into the room and sets his stuff on his bed. “I’m Lance, it’s nice to meet you.” He smiles back at the larger boy.
It’s about a week after classes start that Lance sees a familiar face. He freezes in the middle of the hallway when he sees Keith and he smiles widely. Lance is about to yell to get Keith’s attention when Keith’s eyes lock with his. The mullet headed boy’s gaze hardens into a harsh glare and Lance frowns. Keith must not remember him and it’s obvious that he does not want anything to do with him.
Lance spends his time at the Garrison trying to be as good as Keith in hopes of earning Keith’s respect and his friendship again. But it seems that he will never be as good as Keith. Keith makes it into the fighter class of pilots while Lance is a measly cargo pilot. Lance is a great cargo pilot, the best in his class but it’s not good enough. He needs to be a fighter pilot. He needs to be at the top with Keith. He needs Keith’s attention. He needs Keith’s respect. He needs Keith.
His quest to please Keith is interrupted when his period makes a sudden return. Lance nearly panics when he pulls down his underwear to find that blood has nearly soaked through. He quickly changed into a clean pair, throws the other pair away, making sure to hide them at the bottom of the trash can. He slips into a pair of black sweats and sprints to the medical Wing of the Garrison. Hilda explains to Lance that his testosterone level needs to be adjusted so she prescribes a higher dose of the hormone. She explains it will probably take at least another month to fully get rid of his period but could take up to two months.
It’s a two and a half weeks later, a week after Keith dropped out, when Hunk and Lance find Pidge on the roof scanning the sky for aliens. A space ship had fallen out of the sky and the knew that had to go see what it was. Of course Keith makes it there first and Lance makes it his mission to impress Keith this time. They find Shiro, the pilot of the Kerberos mission, and help get him back to Keith’s cabin. They discover that a rock formation looks just like the wave of activity that Pidge received so they go check it out. That’s how they end up flying in a blue lion into space and become the paladins of Voltron.
Lance had thought that being stranded in space aboard a castle with Keith would make it easier to get the other attention and gain his respect but boy was he wrong. It seems that the only thing he is able to gain is more and more hatred from Keith.
Lance is confused to say the least, Keith used to love his corny jokes and terrible pick up lines… Lance spends his nights awake, thinking over every little thing that could be making Keith hate him. His insecurities grow quickly which leads to his dysphoria becoming almost suffocating. He hides his insecurity and dysphoria behind more jokes and flirting which only seems to annoy Keith more.
Keith is a little angry, who gave this lanky boy the right to come in and act the way that Lacey did? He isn’t allowed to act like that! It infuriates Keith, no one should be allowed to act like her. Not like the girl who deserved so much happiness and love but didn’t receive it from the world. Keith grows to hate Lance for it. Why does Lance, who acts and looks so much like Lacey, get to live when Lacey no longer does? Keith feels that his memories of Lacey are threatened by Lance and that is why he doesn’t like the boy. He is too similar to the friend he lost and he was not going to make the mistake of getting close to someone again.(I know the summary of episode one sucked but you all know what happened so… also I know almost nothing happened in this part but I’ll have Part 3 up soon and it’ll be better. Master list Link: https://pan-space-ranger.tumblr.com/post/160633723018/trans-lance-master-list )