Okay but like sometimes I just remember that when Keith officially met Lance for the first time, he had barely learned his name when Lance began teasing him and making fun of him and stuff.
Based on this, I like to headcanon that Keith secretly crushes on Lance but doesn’t do anything about it because he thinks Lance doesn’t like him.
WHICH IS WHY I LOVE THE IDEA OF KEITH ACCIDENTALLY (or maybe purposefully, depends on the situation) INITIATING AFFECTION, LANCE ACTING FLUSTERED, AND KEITH BEING SURPRISED.
Just imagine Keith sitting next to Lance, super exhausted after a mission. He momentarily forgets their rivalry and lets his head fall on Lance’s shoulder. Lance flinches and when Keith looks up, about to apologize, he sees Lance blushing.
“Lance? You alright?” Keith is smirking because Lance is definitely #NotAlright.
“Perfectly okay! Why would I not be okay??” Oh no Lance is flustered.
And then Keith using his newfound knowledge to tease Lance even more, but not with words, with little affectionate actions just to get him blushing and flustered.
Person A and Person B share a creative writing class and never speak to each other, don’t even really know the other exists outside of their name getting called during rollcall. But they’re like writing partners for a really popular fanfic online or roleplay partners on a forum. They only find out they know each other during a critique during class when one of them (or both) uses their characters during a rough draft reading and the styles are super similar to the person they work with online.
In a complicated fiasco last year with my friend’s very conservative and anti-gay parents, I was forbidden from ever seeing her again purely based on the assumption that all girls with short hair are gay or trans and looking to sleep with her daughter. Anyways, I figured I’d just convince her mother that I was, in fact, straight, she’d let me see my friend. And what’s straighter than having a boyfriend? So I asked my guy friend to pose as my boyfriend in some pictures—which was just as awkward as you would assume. Naturally, our overbearing friends stepped in to help, telling us to move closer and whatnot. It was still awkward. And what’s the best thing to do in an incredibly awkward situation? Embrace it. We started calling each other fake-boyfriend/girlfriend, shouting cliches in the hallways, or texting heart emojis (ironically, of course). Anyways, that joke kinda fades out within the next few months but it’s still brought up occasionally. At one point, I told my cousin about it and of course she questions whether or not it’s actually fake saying, “I did that in high school and I ended up marrying him.” (Queue the “yeah right we’re just friends.”) Well it turns out she was on to something. A year later, I’m dating him and I had to explain to my cousin that yes, my current boyfriend is the same as my fake boyfriend. So she got to say ‘I told you so.’
In summary, if you think the whole “fake boyfriend” plot is unrealistic, think again.
They’re in a long distance relationship, A is in college, B is not, and the college student has been up for three days straight writing essays and trying to remind themselves why the fuck they wanted to go here.
B comes up the Sunday after finals while A was at work, and makes a blanket nest for snuggles and casually waits for A to come back and snuggle their SO in a blanket nest.