In the middle of the conversation, Lance stops talking and no one notices. It’s not like he had been leading the conversation, for he hadn’t been, but somehow the fact that his lack of input or opinion isn’t noticed tightens the grip loneliness has on his heart. He looks down at his food, his face burning, his throat tightening up.
this is a callout post @mattholt
#you know why
Along the way to becoming a person again, Matt acquires a Cat, a crop, a Plan, two long distance relationships, a taste for the local tabletop roleplay game, and reluctantly, friends.
“So, what’re doing all the way out here?” Matt asks. “I’m flattered, but I’m not exactly a rebel asset anymore. Pidge has known where I am for a while and this is the first time you’ve visited; you haven’t been jumping at the chance to see me. Why now?”
“No, I haven’t,” Shiro admits. “I thought the past should stay in the past.”
“Wow, wouldn’t that be great,” Matt says. “The past in the past. Just imagine.”
“I’m here for a reason,” Shiro says.
Matt snorts. “Ah. So not just to see me again.”
“No,” Shiro says. “I’m here for a favor. A really big one.”
After a close call with Lotor’s forces, Shiro and Allura reach out to Matt for help. This might get more complicated than they expected.
[This work is part of the Alabanza 'verse but may be read as a standalone.]
[THIS WORK IS CURRENTLY BEING REVISED TO TAKE S4 INTO ACCOUNT.]
“You are toast, Kogane,” Lance chants, aflush with impending victory, “you are toast, you are yesterday’s burned bread, I’m gonna kick your ass so hard you’ll have bruises for the next week, I am the fucking king of Rainbow Ro—”
“Do you want to have sex with me?” Keith blurts out.
Koopa Troopa goes zooming off the road, hurtling into total blank nonexistence, which is convenient, considering that’s where Lance’s higher reasoning just went too.
“...Okay, distracting your opponent into losing doesn’t count as winning,” Lance says. “I’m not putting that up on the tally board.”
Keith and Lance’s first time doesn’t go like either one of them planned. That’s definitely a good thing.
- Part 5 of Alabanza
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21 Apr 2018