You, Me, and the Glass Between Us - Chapter Two Preview
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It was dark, and Keith shivered. The darkness swallowed everything around him, and stretched on and on without end; so thick and suffocating that he couldn’t see his own hand in front of his face.
‘Hello?’ Keith croaked, his words coming out distorted and reverberated, as though his head were stuck inside a deep-bellied vase.
‘Where were you?’ Allura’s voice cut through the echoes, and Keith smacked a hand over his mouth when he turned to see the princess’ body laying atop of three others who Keith sickeningly recognised; Pidge, Hunk and Coran; all bloody and beaten black, staring with unblinking, glassy eyes, blue lips, and limps that were bent at unnatural angles.
‘Where were you Keith? We needed you.’ Pidge’s mouth did not move, but Keith heard her inside his head.
‘We were meant to be family. We loved you, and you abandoned us.’ Coran joined the party, spitting undistllled venom that made Keith clamp his hands over his ears, screwing his eyes shut.
‘No, I—I didn’t—’ He panted, his heart beating in his throat. He—He couldn’t breathe. He couldn’t breathe. He didn’t do this. It wasn’t his fault, he—
An ear-splitting scream of agony pierced Keith through the heart, knocking the wind out of him. He knew that voice.
‘SHIRO?!’ Keith yelled, his bare feet tripping over themselves as he began to stumble for the direction he thought he’d heard the scream come from.
‘Yeah, forget about us. It’s not like we mean anything to you,’ Hunk’s growl rang out after Keith as he broke into a sprint, each frenzied bound pushing him further and further away from his dead team. ‘Leave us behind, it’s not something new to you.’
‘I didn’t want—’ Keith rasped, but the lump in his throat had inflated twice it’s size to choke him, when another shriek cried out, and Keith saw it’s source.
Shiro, his face swollen and bloodied, twisted into a ugly snarl as he advanced upon a limping Lance, clutching his side as he tried to back away; Shiro’s galra prosthetic alit and humming with lethal purple quintessence.
Lance’s wild, blue eyes shot wide when they latched onto Keith’s. ‘KEITH! Keith, please! He’s going to kill me!’ He shrieked, cracking with desperation, and Shiro lunged for his throat.
To be continued tonight…