Submitted by @taraisagayalien
hey, I have a lil langst prompt if you don’t mind reading!
so all the paladins are having a rest day and so they decide to ask each other questions and the other has to answer them. they’re going in a circle and shiro asks hunk who’s his best friend (they were going for easier questions first to get the ball rolling) and hunk’s just like “pidge obvs” and they smile at each other smugly like they have an inside joke, but it just makes lance realise how isolated he’s become. Hunk was his best friend but now he’s grown apart from them, in fact, he’s not very close with any of his teammates. Do any of them even think of him as a friend, or do they all find him annoying? Maybe then he realises that the only people who know he’s alive and well hate him, and he’s all alone.
idk just a thought?? also I love your blog btw, keep up the great work!
Ugh I relate to this so much…
They were all lounging the common room. Shiro, Keith, Lance, Hunk, and Pidge.
Allura and Coran were discussing an alliance with a species they recently rediscovered a day or two ago. Since the paladins weren’t needed they were allowed to have a rest day. No flying. No training. No stress.
“Ugh I didn’t think that I would be this bored.” Lance dramatically laid down on the couch.
“I agree with Lance, for once. I understand we all wanted a rest day but I’m pretty bored.” Keith sunk farther into the couch.
Shiro laughed at the two boys, “well what does everyone want to do today?”
Everyone was quiet, racking their brains for something to do. They hadn’t had a free day in forever so they didn’t know what to do. Pidge snapped her fingers resulting in everyone attention to be on her. “How about we asked each other questions. It would strengthen our bond as a team and bring us closer to each other.”
Everyone consider the idea for a moment or two before nodding.
They all moved themselves so they were in a circle and the game started. Hunk offered to talk the first question.
“So Keith where did you learn to fight with a sword?”
Keith crossed his arms and smiled “My dad taught me a little bit and when I moved into my house (shack) there was a sword so I just started to practice again.”
Everyone nodded, it made sense and Pidge took the next question. She turned towards Shiro “Do you wear eyeliner?”
Shiro sighed as everyone laughed “Yes, you jealous?”
Pidge just shrugged, failing to hide her smirk.
When everyone calmed down enough Shiro asked his question. “So Hunk who is your best friend?” Obviously Lance.
Hunk smiled and glanced at Pidge, not even looking at who Shiro thought “Pidge obviously.” Both him and Pidge shared a look and smirked at each other like they were sharing an inside joke*.
Shiro gave a forced smile and looked over at the blue paladin, he was smiling so he must be okay. Shiro was very wrong.
So Pidge is Hunk’s best friend? I thought I was, when did that change? Lance looked at all of his friend, no teammates. None of them were looking at him. Do any of them think of me as a friend? Or am I just the right leg of Voltron? Lance could feel insecurity climbing up his throat swallowing his voice. He glanced up at Hunk and Pidge, they were laughing about something. Lance wasn’t an idiot he knew that they had an inside joke, something he wasn’t included in.
Lance looked down at his legs. Am I apart of the team? Am I more than just the sharpshooter? What do I bring to the table except the fact that I pilot the Blue Lion? Anyone can do that. I mean I know that I’m not an expert on engineering or mechanics. I can barely cook and can’t build/ repair anything to save my life. Maybe I’m just too annoying. Pidge is a better person for Hunk to be friends with, they have more in common.
Lance pulled himself out of his thoughts and looked at Keith who was staring at him in concern. “Yes?”
“It’s your turn.”
Lance nodded and willed his mind to think of a question. Nothing came to mind, he had no desire to learn anything about his team. Lance shrugged. “Hunk, what do you miss about Earth?”
“Oh so much man. Like family and food and normal mechanics.” Hunk shared a laugh with Pidge who nodded in agreement.
Lance nodded and pretended to seem interested in the new information. Lance looked back down at his legs, completely oblivious to the looks his team gave him. Yet they continued to ask their questions.
Lance tuned them out, he tuned everything out. The only thing he focused on was the mice that had started to crawl over him and sat all over him. He started to pet every single one of them, making sure to pet them each for the same amount of time.
Lance nearly pealed out of his skin when Shiro placed his human hand on his shoulder, making sure he didn’t move the mouse that was perched on it.
“Lance the princess called us.”
Lance looked around the room and saw that everyone was already gone. “Oh, okay.” Lance started to stand, placing all the mice on the couch.
Him and Shiro started to walk out of the room, heading to the bridge. Silence filled the space between them and Shiro felt uncomfortable. He snuck a glance at his teammate and notice that he was walking with his head down, something obviously plaguing his mind.
Lance snapped his head up at the older man and gave a forced smile. “Yes! Just a bit tired.”
Shiro frowned “Lance, you don’t need to lie.”
Lance stopped walking. Shiro stopped and faced the boy in front of him. Lance wiped his eyes and looked at Shiro. “I’m part of the team right?”
Shiro blinked, “Of course Lance.”
“I’m more than just then just the right leg of Voltron right?”
Shiro nodded, “Yes. Why are you asking?”
Lance took in a breath and whispered the next words. “Then why isn’t Hunk my best friend? I understand that Pidge is a better fit, but what did I do wrong? Am I annoying?”
Shiro placed his hand on Lance’s shoulder “Lance you’re not annoying. You may see Pidge as a better fit but that doesn’t mean that Hunk replaced you.”
Lance fought the tears that started to form in his eyes. “Then why is she his best friend and not me? She barely talked to us at the Garrison. Now she’s his best friend and they have inside jokes together.”
Shiro tighten his grip on the boys shoulder “Lance, I know you’re upset but people go through phases in friendships. They just have more in common at the moment. Hunk still loves you and is your friend. He didn’t abandon you.”
Lance wiped his eyes “I suppose, it just hurts you know.”
Shiro nodded and pulled the younger boy in for a hug “It’s going to be okay.”
*I just wanted to say that Hunk and Pidge aren’t the “bad guys” they just are caught up in their new friendships! I tried to write it so his team wasn’t “bad”
Sorry this took so long!!!
I hope you like it!