Colour of my feelings
So half the reason I wrote this was because I really wanted to do that one high school au, where Allura and Lance wheree cheerleaders, Shiro and Keith are footballers and Pidge and Hunk are in the photography club and it’s a headcannon that Keith gave Lance his varsity jacket cause it was raining one day. But yeah, I hope you like this, enjoy.
“Well I’m free after practise.” Lance said as he faced time his boyfriend Keith. Keith would be the generic footballer boyfriend if you, he wasn’t the normal type of footballer. Keith played cause Shiro, the captain and one of their good friends, didn’t want him get expelled from school because of the fights he got into. It occupied him and helped him make friends that actually looked out for him. Lance was the cliché partner being a cheerleader, but Keith never focused on that. Lance was the one who pushed his buttons, in a way that kept him occupied and out of trouble. First they were good friends and when it came clear they had feelings for each other, Lance asked him out. They were still dating after a year and a half.
“Won’t you be tired? I don’t want to feel drained if you’d rather sleep.”
“Well the theatre is kinda far from school. If you bring your truck instead of your motorcycle I can sleep on the way there. Granted, you are also gonna have to wait for me to take a shower after practise though. I swear, with the competition coming up, Allura is drilling us harder than ever and since I’m the only guy on the team, I have so many flyers to throw in the air.” Lance whined.
“Aww poor baby.” Keith teased.
“Shut up. I can throw you in the air, footballer muscles be damned.”
Someone knocked on Lance’s door and he yelled for them to come in. his little sister, Libby opened the door and ran over, climbing up on Lance’s bed. She held a sheet of paper of what looked like homework.
“Lancey, I need to ask you something.” She said, shaking his shoulder, even though she had his attention.
“Yeah, ok. Let me just say goodbye to Keith ok?” Libby noticed her brother was talking to his boyfriend and waved at the screen.
“Hi Libby. I’ll let you talk to your brother ok?”
“No wait. Can you help me too?”
Lance raised an eyebrow at his sister. She loved seeing Keith, no doubt, but she was never one to ask people other than family for help. She felt shy about it, like they’d say something about her. Keith himself looked a bit confused.
“Um, sure I guess. What do you need?”
“It’s homework. Miss Wells is asking us to…” she trailed off, as Lance took the paper with his free hand and looked it over.
“Uhh, basically they have to put colours to emotions. It’s to help them learn colours I guess.”
“That sounds more like a phycology thing, but whatever. So Libby, what do you need help with?”
“I don’t know which colours have to go where.” Lance lifted his sister onto his lap as he sat up and got his sister to hold his phone while he looked at the paper. The answers were obvious to him but he didn’t want to give all the answers to Libby. She had to learn somehow.
“Do you have an example?”
“What’s happy supposed to be?”
“Um, well, yellow I guess? It’s bright and cheery, unless cheerful is supposed to be on there.”
“Nope. There’s happy, in love, sad, mad, scared and confused. Are you sure this is kindergarten homework?” Lance asked looking at Libby. She nodded.
“Why is happy yellow?”
Wow, this girl’s attention was more all over the place then his could be.
“Well, have you ever heard someone’s smile being called sunny? Maybe like your brother’s?” Lance felt embarrassed and pleased all at once. His boyfriend could be a charmer without knowing it sometimes. Without even thinking about it, Keith would spout out some affectionate line that would leave Lance red.
“But what about confused?”
“Oh, that’s orange. Not really red but not really yellow either. It’s how I felt when someone was trying to tell me he loves me.” Lance said, reminding Keith of the time he was trying to tell Lance those words, but kept getting scared and saying odd things, which left Lance, well, confused.”
“Ok. So mad is red right? That’s the colour papi turns when he’s yelling at Leo.”
“That is very true. What do you think scared is?”
“Um, green? Didn’t Mira turn green when Mark was sick really badly that one time? Oh no, wait! It is purple. The thing in Outside in was purple and he was always scared.”
“I think you mean Inside Out Lib, but yes, that could work. Green fits more being sick anyway. Like, Hunk turns green before he gets sick, right?”
Libby nodded. “Lancey, have you ever been scared?”
Lance thought, “well, when I had gotten confused that time, I got scared I was going to lose Keith.”
“Lance…” Keith said. He looked guilty but Lance didn’t think he should be. It was just Lance’s insecurities whispering in his ear that Keith acting so strange was something bad, instead of the other way around.
“But you won’t lose Kei, cause you guys are pink!”
Lance laughed, already knowing what Libby was talking about. “Oh, and what’s pink?”
“It’s you and Kei! Cause you two are in love!”
Lance burst into laughter, Keith’s laughter echoing through the speakers.
“Yes, Libby. I am in love with your brother and that’s not going to change anytime soon.” Keith said, looking affectionately at Lance from above Libby’s head.
“It better not, or I’ll turn red!”