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hello lance, it's nice to meet you.
lance grins and stretches out his hand to shake the speaker's own, robustly. "it is nice to meet me, isn't it? and my aren't you beau-ti-ful. tell me...what are you doing later?" he bats his eye lashes and leans in far too close. the speaker clears their throat and pulls away. lance just gives a little huff and runs a hand through his hair. he's not going to stop flirting with this person yet, perhaps they just wanted to talk more. Luckily, lance is a talker and isnot one to shy away from talking to a stranger. he does take a moment to sit still as his body seems to prefer to be in motion. lance is very animated and sometimes uses his entire body to tell a story. this is partly why he decided to try acting when he saw an ad for it when he landed in the capitol. that and he hoped it could gain attention from some one he wanted to find.
right, so care to tell me a little about yourself?
"sure, what do you want to know? just anything? everything? i just landed here in good-ol-blue not too long ago. the gang and i decided to split up and look for our leader. see, shiro-he pilots the black lion-kind of disappeared after we defeated zarkon. and i mean he was poof, gone! so those of us who remained; hunk, pidge, keith, allura, coran and myself decided it was best that we split up to look for him; cover more ground. i mean okay, let me back up just a bit. keith left first after shiro disappeared...but then again he found out not long ago that he had galra which is what zarkon and many of his closest followers are so i think he decided to go find himself as well as shiro; not sure. so really it was just the rest of us that decided to split up. i landed here, found myself a place, and i decided to go into the theater. i have always been a performer on some level ever since i was a child. I mean I wasn't on stage until recently; at least not in a literal way. I just have always enjoyed being the center of attention and expressing myself in every way possible." Lance leans over and rubs his chin, humming slightly.
"You may be wondering now how I achieved the same effect before I had the proper means. I suppose that is a fair question. But let me say that this really does seem to fit. It takes guts, smarts, and of course the willingness to put yourself out there and that's all me to a tee." He winks at the speaker and takes their hand gently, trying his luck once again. "Well my dear, I do have several ways about me that have made this choice an excellent one. I won't tell them all to you. There needs to be some mystery right? But hey let me buy you a drink and maybe we can dance and see where it gose from there. He holds up a finger on his free hand to signal that he is recounting a point and as he masks another numbered point, he holds up another finger to join the first.
The first way is that I got a pretty loud voice, one that easily resonates. But baby, I can pitch my voice low and smooth-like." Lance purrs low in his throat and wags his eyebrows. The second way is that I've always been a preformer is in my very way of carrying myself. I'm fairly tall and I know how to fill a room with my body. That's an important part of acting. It's not just dashing good looks or fun and games. You have to know how to fill a room. Of course you can't forget facial expressions. I am a master of those." He makes several facial expressions and then settles on his go-to flirty-face. "Did I say that you have a pretty nice face yourself? Because you do-oo. Let me tell you something but it's a secret. Come closer." Lances wags his pointer finger towards himself. When the speaker is close enough he grins. "My lips are so cold...would you like to help warm them up?" Lance blinks as the speaker does a face palm. Lance can be over the top and while he has learned to channel some of his natural energy into something productive, he still has plenty to spare. He feels as if he has found a second calling with the theater as it uses his natural charisma and creativity. The first calling is being a member of Voltron of course.
Lance pouts slightly at not getting a kiss, but he shakes his head. After all the night is still young. "i also figure if this handsome face of mine is plastered everywhere that shiro could come find me. but you know, i also am using the connections i have already made to look out for him too. but yeah, i'm not too sure what will happen once we are back together....i'm not really a planner nor am i a leader. i just go with the flow man. not as much a keith does...but he's a special one. anyways, what else? oh yes i should talk about my lion. my home-boy. he is with me too, he is apart of me and always will be. we get each other...you know? and i think it was allura that said once a paladin always a paladin...she's a real cutie too...but sometimes a real stick-in-the-mud." his nose scrunches up and he shrugs slightly. "anything else?"
yes. what was your childhood like? what events led you to here?
lance's eyes widen slightly and he looks away. his fingers curl slightly as he feels the heaviness that has come from being away from his family for so long. he misses them so much that it hurts. but he had to leave them behind. he shakes off the feeling and leans back in his chair casually. "i don't know what you're expecting from this question...but i'll bite. my childhood was amazing. i have so many siblings at least nine if not more since i've been gone. my parents have always been madly in love-ever sense kindergarten, so it was no surprise when they married young and started having kids. we also have both sets of grandparents living with us and my aunts, uncles, and cousins come to visit constantly. our house has always been loud and chaotic, but i wouldn't change it for anything. i am the third oldest of my siblings and all of us have no less than three years between us. i can't remember if my mother was pregnant when we left...isn't that..." he bites back a low sound in his throat and looks away for a moment. "anyways, so you might be wondering..what was it like? having to share everything? i wore hand-me-downs and i handed down clothes to my siblings. we shared instruments, food, and of course our parents attention. i'm not saying it wasn't challenging because that would be a lie. we had our little scuffles and i always thought my siblings were all so amazing and there i was not really particularly talented at much. i could always make people laugh though. always the class clown.
my parents would get head aches because they'd get to my parent-teacher conferences-do you have those-anyways my teachers would always say" he takes in a big breath and changes his tone dramatically. "lance is always distracting the other children! he has potential, but he never applies himself." lance laughs and shakes his head. "look, i'm not dumb...oblivious maybe but school? school really wasn't my thing. nothing seemed to be growing up until i started to train in the flight school. there i learned that i could not only work in a group and actually succeed but i learned how to shoot. and damn, i'm good." he winks. "but all that changed when we came across keith breaking out shiro. i didn't really know keith back then, no one did. the two of us never really seemed to see eye-to-eye anyways. honestly, just everything about him annoyed me. maybe it was because he is so naturally gifted? i don't know...maybe because i always knew he'd go somewhere even when he didn't. either way, we found my lion first. it was like connecting with a part of me that i didn't even know was missing. it's hard to explain, really. i guess the easiest way is to say i am him. he is me. we are we. keith's lion was the hardest to get as it was on a galra ship, but pidge rigged one of their flying robot things to hi-i mean her will. i'm still not really used to thinking of pidge as a "she" and i don't mean it in a rude way. but i just...didn't see the truth right in front of me. it never changed anything in the group though. pidge is pidge. now i know you might be asking yourself, lance how can you not flirt with her? she's cute. well, yes i suppose but for one pidge is quite young-the youngest out of us all. all of my team mates are equally attractive to me...but for some reason i don't really flirt with them the way i do with allura who is a princess.
maybe because we have this familial connection? like, it's hard to explain but we when we join as one as voltron...we do everything as one. think. feel. breathe. we connect in a way i don't think i could connect with anyone else. but...that doesn't mean that there's not...something else. i just...i'm not sure if they...um...well i'm not sure if i want to let them have me when i could share me with so many others." he coughs to hide the fact that he wasn't too sure if keith and shiro would want him as much as they seemed to want each other. if he'd just be a third wheel and not apart of the relationship. "but right, point is i don't really flirt with them. unless you count arguing with keith as 'flirting'..." he scratches his chin, not sure if it was or not himself. "man though when we first formed voltron, it was kind of an accident. i say that because when we tried to do it in training...we failed several times. we weren't thinking as one. we were each weighed down by our own baggage and our own individuality. i had to let go of my family...of my homesickness. it was the hardest thing i've ever done and will ever do. i still miss them, i still see them, but i have shared this with my team. and i do every time we join as one. there are no secrets in voltron. we fought many battles together and even sometimes apart. we helped free the balmarians, and this group that ended up helping pidge connect to her lion even more than before. we all have had our moments...mine was in water. i felt faster, energized, where as hunk felt weighed down. i suppose it makes sense though. my lion is blue and has the ability to freeze things when his jaw opens. i have always had a connection to water. i have always loved swimming in the public pools, or wiggling my toes in the sand as the ocean rushes over. water reminds me of home, of earth. my lion is water personified...lionfied? haha i think you know what i mean." lance stretches.
"i think that's about it, you know the rest."
i see do you mind talking a little more about your fellow paladins? perhaps those who are closest to the team such as allura and coran?
lance blows between his lips and snickers."sure-i mean they are my closest friends and i thought i touched on them. but you know maybe i talked too much about myself? i can't lie and say they aren't amazing but i will warn you; they aren't as amazing as i am." he winks and points one finger in a "gun" shape at the speaker and clicks his tongue. "okay so i'll talk about us paladins and then the alteans. first there is shiro, like i said he pilots the black lion and is the leader of team voltron. i didn't know him too much before we became team voltron because he was abducted by the galra. i knew of him of course, but that's not really the same thing. anyways i digress. shiro's a natural leader, very calm under pressure and organized. he's also great at assessing each of our strengths and using that to our advantage. he's generally very serious, but around us i have seen a softer side to him. it was kind of awesome that he, pidge and i went on a mission to a galra high security prison to break out this genius by the name of slav. pidge was more of a look-out, but without her help i don't know if shiro and i would have came out of it as well. shiro and i were the ones who actually went to go and get slav, each going down different halls. i ended up breaking out the guard's pet though i had no way of knowing as the darn thing actually talked. i mean how crazy is that?" he jumps up and flings his arms up, pacing a bit before settling down. "anyways, that was the mission that i proved that i was the team's sharp shooter. i was able to shoot the guard at a long distance while he was holding slav and ended up shooting him just as the doors of the prison were closing and was able to get all of us out of there. it was amazing! i was amazing." he grins and nods several times. that mission also taught him not to doubt himself too much. and though he'd never admit it, but proving himself in front of shiro meant something. the feeling of shiro's hand clasping the back of his neck meant something.
"then there's keith." his nose scrunches up slightly. "like i said he's the most impulsive member of our team. he pilots the red lion and is kind of the second in command. though i don't know why. unlike shiro, keith isn't exactly calm. i mean, he can be especially with shiro coaching him. but keith has a temper-i should know because i tend to push all the right buttons. sometimes our relationship reminds me of the relationship i have with my siblings. you know? like we don't see eye to eye, we are competitive with each other, and we both equally drive each other nuts. i'd like to say that i don't hate him or anything like that. quite the opposite, actually." some of lance's issues with keith stemmed from jealousy. lance wants to be considered special like keith is, but even he would admit that he doesn't have the "thing" that keith and shiro have that make them good leaders. lance also would be lying if he didn't test keith because he liked getting reactions from him. see his face heat up in anger, feeling keith press closer, the connection they have when they stare daggers into each other and are thinking the exact same thing. "we are able to work together just fine though-to be a team means to set aside differences-even if we may argue about something. in the end the mission comes first. working with keith has taught lance how to focus and to strangely have more patience. though lance still sulks away from time to time in a childish pout when they fight. lance isn't too sure if he'd ever outgrow of all of his antics.
lance sits back down and yawns dramatically. "can't forget pidge. she is probably the smartest person in the world, let alone our little group. she's very good with technology and has even taught herself how to read in alien languages. i don't think i'd ever have that much patience. but like shiro, pidge has a lot of patience to spare. i can't imagine how hard it is for her to know that her twin brother is a prisoner of the galra. sometimes i wonder what he is like too. if he's anything like the pidge we all know. not that i wish it were different, no. i love pidge, she reminds me of my younger siblings. i have a feeling that because team voltron has split up for the time being that she will go and find her brother. you know...she wanted to leave us early on? yeah we had barely become a team and she wanted to go and find her brother. i don't blame her or anything...if it had been one of my siblings i would have torn shiro a new one if he tried to stop me. though i also may have broken down. i admire that pidge has remained so strong through out this all especially because she is a still a kid next to all of us." lance also thinks that her strength to be away form her family helped give him strength to do the same. all of the team have continued to help lance grow in some way or another. sometimes he thinks he should have told them, but he also doubts that last time they saw each other was the last time they'd see each other. and there's the fact that he may not ever be able to express the words.
"finally, there's hunk. out of all of the other paladins; i'd say that hunk and i are the closest? i mean maybe he and pidge are closer. but i mean, like me hunk is really easy going. he also prefers to go with the flow and he will often laugh at my jokes when the others shake their heads. hunk is a mad chef, i'd kill to be able to figure out how to cook alien food the way he has. but to be fair, hunk also has a stronger stomach than me." lance laughs as he rubs at his own belly. "actually i think hunk has the strongest stomach in the world! he's also really strong which is why he pilots the yellow lion and is a leg with me. he's the guy that you want supporting you, you know? like not that i'm saying that hunk is scary when you're on the other side cause he's really not. no he's just super loyal and i know he'd do anything for any of us. he was there when i discovered my lion's strength in water-i think i said that already-but it was pretty cool to have him there. not just to show off or anything...but eyyy that was cool too." he winks. "and besides hunk got his moment too when his lion was literally supporting this giant ship on it's own. he found out his lion has these super claws" lance lifts his hands to curl his fingers forward, making his best cat impression face that he can. "if anything, hunk has kept me from changing too much. taught me that it's totally okay to still enjoy life while kicking some booty." lance cracks his neck and sticks his tongue out slightly.
"as for allura and coran, i didn't know them until my lion came to find them. the two of them were in this suspended sleep to protect them. apparently allura's father thought that it was safer to scatter the lions when zarkon became more and more powerful as zarkon himself was the black paladin before shiro. i'm not really sure i understand allura's dad's reasoning but i know i wouldn't want to be in the same predicament. i really like coran, the two of us actually have a lot in common. i mean we are both pretty expressionistic and creative. we both even have a theatrical flare about us, though i doubt coran would ever do anything with theater like i am. coran's also got this tactical mind about him and he's probably more serious than i am. either way, i think he's pretty cool for an older alien dude." he laughs and shakes his head affectionately. "and of course there's allura. she really is one of the most beautiful people i have ever met. and i don't just mean physically. she has all of the typical princess halmarks, such as kindness and she's pretty graceful. allura is also super serious you know? like she never seems to take a break and just be a normal person. as i said earlier, i do flirt with her a lot. i really can't help it. she's young and pretty which is pretty much all it takes. she doesn't ever flirt back and seems pretty annoyed by it. i don't really mean anything by it-like i'm not trying to be rude or anything-but i guess she's a little too busy to care for attention like that. i also really don't know how i feel about how she treated keith after we all found out that he has glara blood in him. i know that we have primarily fought galrans and that they destroyed her home...but that wasn't keith's fault. keith is keith. but i guess i can't quite blame her though. if anything both her and coran have taught me the value of family.
i got the picture. so lance what are you really like humm? how would you describe yourself?
lance laughs. "what do you mean? i think i've been pretty transparent! what have i left out ehhh? i'm awesome! i'm strong, fast, and i am down right handsome." and yet, he was not as smart as pidge. was not as calm as shiro. not as cheerful as hunk. not the natural leader that keith was alluding to be. lance also, despite all his boasting has had moments when he has doubted his worth to the team. when he has doubted his own abilities because it seemed like everyone else was always saving the day (mainly shiro and keith). "i am definitely an extrovert, i think this is a case in point! i have never been shy, not even when i was a boy. i obviously don't mind talking to strangers or making new friends. but you and me baby, we could be more." he winks at the speaker. while lance certainly isn't shy, he also is not as open as he seems to be. there is a side that he shoves down deep (though it does tend to leak out). "i am definitely not a very serious person...i mean i get stuff done and i can focus but i'm talking outside of battle. i like to laugh, party, and have fun! i don't really like thinking about sad things or trying to solve every little problem. sometimes i just want to be free. lance can come across as insensitive and sometimes very childish. however, lance does care very deeply and when others are hurting, he will do what he can to help them. usually making a fool of himself just to see someone else smile, but sometimes he can sit there and just be with someone else.
"i am also one of the most impulsive members of the group next to keith of course. neither of us like or prefer to plan anything. i think the difference is that i'm more go with the flow about it and he...he's like doing it to go against the flow...you catch my drift? do you? do you?" he grins and his smile falls when the speaker doesn't laugh. "okay.....anyways. right so, i just find it easier to just to change my course in a second's notice. it's good in battle and hey, it turns out to be good in my life. just look where i am now. this wasn't planned, it just happened." he shrugs. lance is also very messy and tends to throw his clothing about...although he is strangely ritualistic about how he sleeps. every night he bathes and slathers on a face mask to "preserve his beauty". in reality it's just the one connection he has to home other than his fellow paladins. "i also am pretty fearless. i mean i have faced countless creatures since becoming apart of voltron and some of them have been creatures of nightmares. but i wasn't scared." and yet he sees them sometimes in his dreams and lays wide awake. "i'm not scared of heights, bugs, i'm not even afraid to die. i mean sure, i'd prefer to live...who wouldn't? but yeah, i'm probably the bravest of our little team...okay so maybe not as brave as shiro...but he's sort of perfect so he doesn't count." he gives a slightly uncomfortable laugh. of course he is lying...he's never been more afraid than he has now. opening the black lion to find no one there...keith going off on his own. and now here he is in a strange place with only one lion. he knows he can't protect the galaxy alone. he doesn't know what to do and for once it isn't okay. so he's just thrown himself into this false life in hopes that somehow all the paladins will join up again. but he is afraid. he is very afraid. "now come on, let's get a drink...maybe kiss?" he could use a kiss or two...but he jniws he doesn’t really want one this person.
well, this was interesting....bye!
lance blinks wondering if he's missed something. "alright...bye!" he sighs and he looks out the window where his lion lays, sleeping. "we'll find him buddy...we have to." he takes a drink and smiles as he turns back to the crowd. "okay who wants a piece of the lance-o-nater?"