Keith is Altea High’s star athlete. And Lance, a wily reporter for the school newspaper, is crushing hard. The only problem? They’ve never actually met before. So when Lance decides to broadcast his long-hidden feelings in an explicitly romantic exposé, he ends up accidentally sparking a school-wide epidemic. Suddenly the entire student body is in on the drama, but are words truly enough to win over the school’s enigmatic heartthrob? [High school AU. Klance.]
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12 Aug 2019
A loud shriek filled the air, causing him to fall back onto the damp metal of the ship floor. “I’m sorry.” He whimpered, covering his ears as the sound continued to ring out.
As instant as the sound came it quickly disappeared, leaving Lance to tentatively uncover his ears. “Please,” he begged, tears escaping his eyes as he looked over the side of the boat again. “I won’t even enter your territory if you just bring me a juniberry flower!”
“I’m afraid number 3 has a rare case of the frosties.” Coran states, looking over a datapad. “It is a very rare condition that some get when their body does not fully thaw out after being in the cryopods. To put it simply, he is freezing from the inside out.”
“What’s the cure?” Shiro asks moving closer to look over Coran’s shoulder as if he could read what the tablet read. “Do we just refreeze him and thaw him out again?”
A soft snort of laughter comes from the bed drawing Shiro’s eye to Lance. He’s smiling softly, laying with his cheek smashed against Keith’s chest, watching Shiro. “I’m not a freezerpop Shiro. Though I’m sure I’m just as delicious.”
“That would be a negatory number 1. Doing that would have the opposite effect and in fact make it worse in the end.” Coran shifts, setting the datapad to his side and looking up at Shiro. “The safest cure for the frosties is gradually warming his body up until all the ice not only thaws from, but sweats out of his body. I have programmed your shared room to change slowly in temperature. My suggestion is that you three go in there and, well, cuddle.”
Heats weren't what they used to be. Nowadays an omega in heat can keep a steady day job and have little to no problems as long as they take their medicine and dress properly. Properly being scent blocking patches, underwear made specifically to absorb any slick that may come, and lightweight materials for heat flashes.
So that's what Lance did. Poor college student that he was he needed the money, and lucky for him he scored a job as a waiter at the most expensive restaurant in town. The tips were worth the discomfort.
So here he was four hours into his shift, squirming under a flash of heat causing his body temperature to rise and smiling brightly at his customers. It was never a big deal past that for him anyway, as long as he avoided certain triggers.
“So tell us, Lance. What has pregnancy been like for you?” Romelle smiles at the screen, reaching a hesitant hand towards her guest. “May I?”
Lance's grin is soft as he takes her hand, pressing it to the side of his stomach where one of his children was currently dancing inside of him. “Pregnancy has been quite an adventure. I was blessed to not get morning sickness. I couldn’t even imagine how parents who do get it survive.”
Romelle beamed, practically crawling off her chair to place both hands on Lance's swollen stomach. “I can only imagine how many mothers are jealous of you for that.”
- Part 2 of From Debt To Forever