Ok but imagine if Lance is blindfolded, handcuffed and thrown into a lake without his helmet. Keith dives in to save him and when they break the surface Lance thinks it’s Allura.
Lance: Oh Allura you saved me! *kisses Keith on the cheek*
Keith:*blsuhing mess* actually Lance it’s me
Lance: ok you can let me drown now…
I will never get over the fact that in the episode immediately after his transforming illness, immediately following a conversation where Iroh tells him that now is the time to decide between good and evil, in an episode literally called the Crossroads of Destiny, Zuko chooses terribly.He chooses to betray justice and his uncle for Azula. But Zuko is not lost, because it is not the final choice. His failure has consequences, the entire Earth Kingdom is essentially destroyed, but Zuko chooses betrayal in the Crossroads of Destiny and then goes on to learn from his mistakes and fight for justice. Zuko’s arc is a lot of amazing things, but my favorite is its hard rejection of the idea that there is a single time to turn your life around or a single point that damns you forever.
Lance: quick we need to hide Keith!
Shiro: what! Why what’s wrong!
Lance: he’s vulnerable! They will attack and take him down!
Hunk: Lance calm down who are they?
Lance: the enemies!
Pidge: of who?
Lance: THE FIRE NATION!
Keith:what… if for the love of
Lance: WE MUST PROTECT THE PRINCE!
Keith: FOR THE LAST FUCKING TIME IM NOT ZUKO!
Pidge: cause got Zuco got his honour back and Shiro took yours last night