ok so, about crushing waters/child of the ocean au
Basically, the story follows this idea of mine that Lance’s family is blood/soul tied in relation to Ceto-the Greek goddess of the dangers of the ocean and of sea monsters. It’s based on a story that I hear when I was very young about the deities of the sea.
The idea is that Lance’s Great grandmother was Greek… but she hid the fact that she was also a ‘Child of the Ocean’, those who gained favor from Ceto by giving her their last breath of air when they were drowning. These people can change their form into that of sea beasts, and in some aspects control the ocean. Their bodies and general biology also changes so that they’re able to shift from their beast form to their human form, which also effects other aspects of their bodies such as gender, lungs, and occasionally changing them from warm blooded to cold blooded creatures. Most of these children of the ocean decide to stay there, and use their powers during storms to drown sailors in revenge for the painful afterlife they now live, but they’re still thankful to Ceto for saving their lives.
The gift also carries on through the blood, by with each generation, the effects weaken, unless they call upon Ceto for aide once more.
So, when Lance prayed to Ceto, he called upon her to help him in his time of need… by turning him into some type of sea beast. I don’t think he’d be a merman, because while they can be constituted as seabeasts, they’re not really monsters, so I’ll probably come up with something for him to continue with the AU.