Okay, I know absolutely nothing about piloting so anything that doesn't look right I'm sorry! And that will hold true for future chapters as well.
Chapter 1: Ordinary Mornings
Daniel Chandler rolled his eyes and sighed softly, Flight class, outside of the simulators, in his opinion was a waste of time and energy, and for the most part he thought the others, well at least Larmina who was leaning her head on a hand and staring off into space, agreed with him. Vince on the other hand looked like he was taking notes and Daniel rolled his eyes again barely managing to sit up straight in his chair and look marginally awake as Lance turned back from the Vid screen to look at them all.
"And that is why the vectors need to be absolutely precise….any questions?"
Keeping with his usual lack luster attitude that everyone seemed to expect from him, Daniel looked Lance in the eye and cockily replied, "Yeah, when do we actually get to put all of this drivel into real practice with the Lions?"
Grinding his teeth, and reminding himself he couldn't kill a cadet, Lance McClain, pilot of red lion and all around loveable flirt, narrowed his eyes , "You get to put it into practice when you can recite it in your sleep!" Glancing to the clock on the back wall Lance smirked, "Alright with 5 min left to class, I guess I can let you in on the news," Shutting down the Vid and leaning back against the wall Lance's smirk grew as all three cadets sat up a little straighter ~~probably think I'm going let them out early or give them time in the lions~~ he thought with a mental snort. "As you all know, Hunk and Pidge left yesterday morning to head to earth, they will be bringing back a new cadet," raising a hand to stall any comments from Daniel Lance continued on, "I expect all of you to help us get this cadet settled and into the swing of things as soon as possible."
"So when's he getting here?" Daniel groaned inwardly, thinking of the fact that with a newbie around he, Larmina and Vince weren't going to get a chance to meet up in their Lair for quite a while!
"She, should be arriving this afternoon," Lance replied, meeting Larmina's gaze and joining her in rolling eyes when the two boys sat up even straighter in their chairs, before continuing with, " and before the two of you get any ideas, she's 17."
Vince slumped in his seat with a small sigh, but Daniel shrugged his shoulders and groaned, "Just great, someone else who's gonna boss us around and tell us what to do!"
"That's hardly fair Daniel, you don't know Cadet Kemuri," said a soft feminine voice from the doorway, "It's not right to make assumptions with little or no information." Allura stepped further into the room and threw Lance one of her patented *you're in trouble mister* eyebrow raises.
Shrugging his shoulders and clapping his hands together Lance ignored Allura and turned to the cadets, "Alright, you've got an hour and a half for lunch, and then I want you in training room 4 for hand to hand practice, so eat lightly!" Sending a pointed look at Daniel Lance finished with, "we don't want a repeat of last time do we?"
Shooting a thousand watt glare at Lance for the reminder of the one and only time he'd over eaten and ended up puking on Keith's shoes from a blow to the stomach, Daniel followed Larmina and Vince out of the room.
"Lance, was that really necessary?" Allura growled softly, having seen the look on Daniels face as he'd left, "and I thought we agreed that we weren't telling them about Cadet Kemuri, until we could all be present to introduce her!"
Lance shrugged his shoulders again, "I'm the one that has to do hand to hand with them today, and have no desire to be puked on, and they already knew something was up when Keith handed them the updated schedule for this afternoons classes, why not keep them from jumping to the wrong conclusions!" Pushing off the wall, Lance gave Allura one of his mega watt smiles, "Coming to dinner, Princess?"
Watching Lance stroll causually out of the room, Allura ground her teeth in frustration.
My plot bunny seems to be dragging it's heels a little bit, and hopefully this won't make things long, drawn out and boring for everyone. But a little before story is needed before getting to the good stuff!
My Thanks to The-White-Tiger-of-the-West, for taking the time to both beta and encourage me!