I know its been like 10 million years but I’m. Still. Not. Over. This. Crap!
and I need to make this post about it.
“Lance will end up with someone he needs rather than wants”
He clearly doesn’t WANT Keith but he does go to Keith when he’s uncertain about himself or needs reassurance:
Keith reassures him of course:
And he leaves feeling reassured and confident about himself:
And sometimes Keith goes to him:
And reassures him once again:
And he leaves feeling sure of himself and confident again:
“Lance will end up at the opposite of where he started”
Do I even need to explain this one?
He starts off hating and arguing with Keith, who he treats as his rival:
But eventually learns to respect and care for Keith as his leader and friend:
It was also mentioned by one of the producers of Voltron that the relationship between Keith and Lance is probably the one that develops the most out of any other in the show.
“Lance will end up with someone who is self assured and knows herself so that he can become that same person and know himself too”
I’m aware that Allura is self assured and knows herself but I definitely don’t think that she makes Lance sure of himself in any way, shape or form. In fact he often feels unsure of himself and insecure when he thinks about Allura:
He doesn’t feel good enough for her:
“And I can’t tell her how I feel. She wouldn’t take me seriously anyway. I don’t have anything to offer. I’m just a boy from Cuba not a space prince like Lotor”
Heck even when he wants to ask her out he’s unsure:
“Maybe this just isn’t the right time”
Even on their date this is the face he makes?:
But Lance literally becomes the paladin of the red lion, Keith’s lion and becomes Keith’s right hand man:
“And we’re gonna do it with the Lance that’s the paladin of the RED lion…”
AND we get an actual quote from Keith where he says:
“I don’t care where I come from, I KNOW WHO I AM.”
when he unlocks his marmora sword
“so that he can become that same person…”:
“…and know himself too”:
“…and the Lance WHO KNOWS EXACTLY WHO HE IS and what he’s got to offer”
“Lance will be someone’s first choice”
The mice tell Allura that Lance has feelings for her:
Two episodes later she kisses Lotor:
“Lance will be someone’s first choice”
Keith chooses Lance to live and Lance chooses Keith:
Keith sees Lance first when Shiro tells him that he needs to see the paladins in order to get to them:
He chooses Lance out of everyone to lead when he’s leaving:
“Lance, lead the way, keep the team together”
He calls out to Lance first when he’s in trouble:
“Lance’s endgame will be a slow burn”
Now I know that Allurance may have been a slow burn to an extent but typically a slow burn involves a romance that is slowly built up for both individuals. While Lance’s feelings for Allura was shown throughout the series, her feelings toward him were only ever made clear within the space of maybe 3 or 4 episodes. Their relationship only ever had a beginning and an end, there wasn’t really any in between. Plus to add onto that Lance never really developed his feelings for Allura, which is what typically happens in slow burn romances, he always liked her from the minute she fell into his arms, those feelings weren’t something he had to slowly become aware of or accept they were just there.
Starting out as rivals:
Having a bonding moment that shows that they don’t entirely hate each other and that they can work together:
But still having their ups and downs and being put into uncomfortable situations where they’re forced to work together:
but then their relationship gets a little deeper and they have to support one another even if it makes them feel uncomfortable or makes them sacrifice something so that the other is happy:
and then there’s a tear in their developing relationship:
aka Keith leaves and Lance is lonely even though he may not know why:
“yeah who am I gonna make fun of?”
But then they’re reunited:
But there’s still some tension and old hurt there:
“Keith. You ran away. Maybe you should have just stayed away.”
Lance is clearly hurt by Keith’s absence and doesn’t want it to happen again:
“Wait. Where are you going?”
But they still work well together because they’re in sync and a pretty good team:
And then they talk to each other again and share moments together when things are quiet:
and are slowly helping each other heal together:
and they recall old times and their journey continues:
Klance is so slow burn that 8 seasons of Voltron plus time skips weren’t even enough to show their entire build up and relationship growth. This isn’t how their story ends, its still developing. They end up together in the future but their entire story is like a million word slow burn fanfic.
Sorry for the long post but I had to put all these thoughts together in one place. Thanks for reading. Love y’all and all that’s left to say is KLANCE IS CANON KING!
klance spooning where keith is the little spoon and lance’s arm under keith is starting to go to sleep, so he tries to move it but keith instead clings to it and stubbornly says “no.” and lance is like “dude please i can’t feel my arm.” and keith says “no. cuddle me.” and lance just “please i’m begging you. keith. keeeeeeeeiiithhh” but keith just ignores him and pulls lance’s arm tighter around his waist so lance eventually sighs and gives up and resigns himself to the fact that his arm is just gonna be numb but at least keith is warm and soft and smells nice
It’s been over a month and I still can’t believe people saw two characters watch the sunset while one told the other how amazing they are and the other blushed, looked content while they softly smiled at the other and DID NOT think it was romantic because they were both the same sex.
listen i know voltron is a giant feucking robot that destroys terrifying monsters but i can’t stop laughing at it because it has lions for hands. It can’t grab things properly. It can’t properly grip a sword it just fukcin. nom. nom nom little lion hands
lance walking in to his kitchen one morning leaning against the entrance with his arms crossed and smiling so damn softly because the sight of keith doing smthing as mundane as making coffee with bedhead in /his/ house has got him feelin some typa way. it’s the little things like that make him go “damn.. I’m really falling for you, huh..” and maybe it makes him confident enough to just give in and walk up to keith to kiss him on the spot