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Private there's no peace in quiet

Discussion in 'Cosmic Wilderness' started by Hunk, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Hunk

    Hunk Voltron: Legendary Defender
    To be brave is to go on in spite of fear.

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    OCTOBER 12TH, YEAR 108
    @Keith Kogane


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    Frustrated with himself as Hunk was, he’d gone against his better judgement and decided to tag along on Keith’s latest bounty hunting mission. Or whatever it was that Keith called his line of work. Hunk didn’t really know and the one time he’d asked, he hadn’t really gotten much of an answer. Keith went hunting and earned money off of it, and that was as much as Hunk knew about whatever it was that Keith did whenever he was away. Even though he’d accompanied Keith on at least two other occasions and gotten a closer look at the sort of hunting Keith did for himself. In Hunk’s mind, it was still a pretty nebulous concept.

    A nebulous and dangerous concept.

    He knew it was stupid, but he didn’t like it when Keith, or Pidge, or Shiro, or Lance — oh, especially Lance — strayed too far from home. As home as their new home on Elysium was, but that was beside the point. Hunk’s fingers curled around his bayard as he followed Keith through the strange forest on the random planetoid they’d landed on. It didn’t even have a name, according to their star charts. Hunk couldn’t even begin to put a name to the uncannily familiar and unfamiliar foliage, either. His armor wasn’t even enough to help him feel secure about the situation.

    About his feelings.

    Admitting you had a problem was the first step to dealing with it, but how in the world could Hunk deal with it when his mind kept telling him that the best way was sticking as close to his friends as possible? He felt nervous being away from the others, but at least they were back home, safe and sound. Yellow would let him know if anything happened to them, right? Right, he totally would.

    Keith, on the other hand, was reckless. Hunk was often torn between keeping an eye on Keith and trying to avoid him, especially with the amount of questions Keith had been asking lately. Almost like Keith knew there was something up about Hunk’s behavior that he couldn’t quite put his finger on and had made it his personal goal to find out exactly what it was.

    During times like these, Hunk missed Keith the Loner. Keith the Friend was too nosy, too perceptive. But then again, they were still out in the middle of nowhere. It sure sounded like hunting was the sort of thing Keith the Loner still found fun. Hunting expedition? Bounty hunting job? Whatever it was supposed to be.

    “So, remind me why we’re stomping through the middle of a forest on a planetoid that doesn’t even have a name again?” Hunk asked, more to break the silence than out of any real need for Keith to give him another summary of his mission parameters. Expedition details? Whatever. “How dangerous is this guy we’re tracking anyway?”

     
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  2. Keith Kogane

    Keith Kogane Voltron: Legendary Defender

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    There was something wrong with Hunk, but there was something wrong with all of them given all they had been through lately and yet it was the yellow paladin who Keith focused on helping first. He tried to help them all but Hunk's clingyness made it hard for him to do anything so out of all the paladins Keith felt like Hunk most needed his help just so he could leave the group to do things without the guilt weighing on his heart. So he had started questioning Hunk, but the other teenager then went from clingy to defensive and started avoiding him which made it harder for Keith to deal with the problem. But then a solution was presented in a paid job needing him to go into space for a bit, Hunk had seemed concerned so the dark haired teenager had offered for Hunk to join him which the other had willingly agreed too.

    Keith had not quizzed Hunk the whole way there, no he had instead fixed on the mission briefing, he didn't monster hunt much anymore not when he had a new job but sometimes it was nice to have a little extra money on the side though he knew it worried Shiro every time he went on a hunt so that was another reason he tried to limit the number he went on. Keith landed knowing the creature he was seeking was large like a rhino, had tough skin, horns and reportedly blew a sticky tar like substance from its nose which melted through materials. The reason he'd been sent to deal with the beast was because the nameless lump of rock they'd gone too was a popular mining destination and the beast had apparently shown up a month into the mining, where it had brutally savaged the unarmed miners.

    The rocky landscape they now found themselves in was beautiful in its own way, the ground sparkled and in some places colourful plants sprung forth from the ground. Keith led the way across the landscape in silence, his gaze seeking out tracks, his senses on alert and yet they weren't at the location of the beasts attack on the miners but it didn't hurt to be aware. Though Keith found himself trying to think of a way to broach the subject of what was wrong with Hunk as they walked, but after a time of silence Hunk spoke up and the Red paladin paused to glance at the other paladin before responding"Its not a guy Hunk... It's a beast... And we're here to remove it before it attacks anymore miners by relocation or by killing it whichever can be done with the least threat to our lives...."

    He paused, noting from the map in his HUD they were nearing the location the attack had happened but then he was speaking again, adding casually "Or at least that is why I am here... Why you're here beats me, though I have a feeling it has to do with the clinginess and the trying to stop me leaving home stuff that's been going on lately.." He glanced back towards Hunk as he finished, raising a dark eyebrow at him as a silent question for the other to either conform or deny his words.
     
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  3. Hunk

    Hunk Voltron: Legendary Defender
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    “Right, a beast.” Hunk chuckled, though the sound was weak. Far too weak, but not unusual for the likes of Hunk. “I totally knew that.” Dealing with a beast didn’t sound like a fun way to spend the afternoon, no siree. Especially when there was no telling what they’d be up against. “Maybe it’s a friendly beast?” he suggested, tapping his fingers together. Oh, who was he kidding? If the beast were friendly, it wouldn’t have hurt anyone and already moved on. Instead, they’d been called — well, Keith had been called — to deal with it.

    Oh, boy. Hunk really wasn’t looking forwards to this.

    Hunk climbed over one rock after another, huffing with exertion. It’d been a while since he’d done anything like this, on account of his accident a few months back. And according to his armor’s sensors, it was hot on the planet. Ridiculously hot. Luckily, their armor regulated their body temperature, so Hunk wasn’t sweating as badly as he would have normally been. He squinted through his visor, spotting Keith standing somewhere up ahead.

    Not for the first time, Keith tried to dig a little deeper into the hows and whys of Hunk’s behavior. Hunk almost lost his balance at Keith’s comment, making a strangled noise. Clinginess? Man, Keith sure didn’t beat around the bush.

    “Wh-Wh-Wh-Wh-What makes you think I’ve been trying to stop you from leaving home?” he stammered, straightening and running his hands down his sides. Oh no, that was like slapping a GUILTY AS CHARGED sign all over himself. Hunk resisted the urge to slap his forehead. “You sure the planet’s heat hasn’t been getting to you?” he tried instead, offering another weak chuckle. “A-A-According to our armor’s sensors, it’s over 40 degrees Celsius out here, and you know how dehydration works, like — they talked about it all the time back at the Garrison, on account of us being so close to the—”

    But Hunk’s words cut off when the ground rumbled dangerously beneath his feet, swallowed by fear and shock when he spotted an impossibly ginormous rhino somewhere in the distance charging towards them. Hunk’s teeth rattled, though whether it was from the ground still trembling or his own terror, he could hardly tell.

     
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