Anathematized after a poor interaction with time-traveling aliens, Lance finds he has the ability to rewind time. Despite its limitations, Lance uses the power to the team’s advantage, both in war and to mess with his friends.
Then he realizes he can confess his feelings to Keith with impunity.
There’s only one problem: the parting words of the aliens who cursed him. His death is prophesied, and not even they know the details of his future. So Lance decides to make the best of what little time he has left.
If that means he spends every waking moment showing Keith his love, before reverting time over and over again so Keith won’t remember it, then so be it. Even if that means he’ll die without Keith knowing how he feels.
Except, there’s one contingency Lance didn’t consider…
keith [2:43 am]
im in love with you
also what’s the answer for number four on the math hw?
In a moment of weakness, Keith decides to confess to Lance over text. The following day, Keith’s mortified by what his sleep-addled self has done, and he’s sure he’s lost his best friend for good.
Then he realizes Lance hasn’t read his texts yet.
So Keith just needs to swipe Lance’s phone long enough to delete his naïve, little confession.
When the team touches down on a stunning, tropical planet, Keith ends up catching what the natives deem a “heart cold.” To them, it’s a sacred blessing from their planet’s powerful elders. To Keith, it’s what he imagines the offspring of Hades’ and his worst nightmare would be.
Under immense pressure to forge an alliance with the planet’s inhabitants, Keith is forced to deal with his new predicament in order to gain their trust. Suddenly finding himself on the brink of hypothermia all the time, he has to find what will warm him up before it’s too late. The team tries everything, desperate to help, until they discover that it’s not what Keith needs, but rather, a who…
- Part 1 of Heart Cold AU
The Paladins accidentally overdose on Altean truth serum, making them unable to hold back their true thoughts and feelings. The nightmare worsens when one of the Paladins reveals their crush… in front of their crush. Things begin to get out of hand, and if the problem isn’t addressed soon, Voltron will suffer.
Or, without sounding intoxicatingly melodramatic: Keith gets roped into admitting how willing he is to date Lance without meaning to. Cue Lance’s teasing—which he inevitably takes too far—and ends up getting a taste of his own medicine. Despite the two’s constant back-and-forth, their inability to communicate is putting a divide between the team, and everyone’s on edge. After all, when two of the five defenders of the galaxy are obliviously pining gays, who can blame them?
When Keith is forced into the role of kissing another actress on the internationally famous TV show, Voltron: Legendary Defender, the last thing he expects is to be “rescued” by Lance… especially when Lance decides switching places with the actress is the best way to help.
Meanwhile, Lance attempts to piss off Keith by making a club, just to end up helping Keith after hearing a secret Keith can’t afford to tell the world.
A series revolving around a concept I thought would be fun—heart colds. The premise being a different take on the whole, hackneyed 'oh no i will literally die without love/confessing' kind of trope. I wanted to shift the focus to a more emotionally-based curse, so to speak, so the characters evolve their relationship both physically and emotionally.
Hope you enjoy :)
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"Being deeply loved
by someone gives
you strength, while
loving someone deeply
gives you courage."
- Lao Tzu