Shenanigans turn dangerous when Lance and Pidge overhear what they should not
Originally for the sentence prompt: "Lie to me then."
- Part 5 of Watered Plants and Other Stories
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27 Aug 2018
Lance had had the occasional nightmare as a child, who hadn’t honestly, so having them while in space fighting against an alien tyrant hell bent on controlling the whole universe? At least some things were universal. As the nightmares persist, Lance takes to wandering the castle at night, and it appears he’s not the only one. After a chance run in with Shiro the two come to a simple agreement: If they can't sleep alone, why not try sleeping together?
If only things stayed that simple.
They may have escaped the arena but things back home are far from all right. Keith is struggling. Shiro is hiding. Lance is suffering violent flashbacks and she's having nightmares too. It's wrong. It's all wrong. Pidge hates it. She wants her space family back. Not this broken version of them. It looks like she's just going to have to fix it. And Lance is going to help.
"Protecting someone goes both ways," Pidge said quietly. "Like when we were there. I wouldn't have made it out without you, Lance. And you… you wouldn't have without me. We protected each other. I… I know you didn't want me to have to kill. Believe me, I didn't like it either. But I would do it again to protect you from having to."
- Part 2 of Heavy is the Toll of War
"The Blue and Green Paladins serve no purpose to the Empire," the Galran commander smirked at his bound captives. "And as such you have no use except as arena fodder." He chuckled. "Give us a good show before you die." / Lance is determined to protect Pidge and save her from the arena. She will not die here. Over his dead body. Hopefully it's not quite that literal of a promise.
- Part 1 of Heavy is the Toll of War
A false distress signal lands the paladins in a tough situation. It falls to Pidge to earn their freedom, and it doesn't come without a dangerous cost.