When Keith moves from the desert in the middle of ass backwards nowhere, to plop in the middle of the big city, he doesn’t expect to instantly grow fond of the tall, endearing, jerk across the street. But it’s hard not to see roses when said person works in a flower shop.
Lance’s worst nightmare is realized when his father casts him out of the house for coming out as bi, and as a result, his mind and body end up running away from his control, and he knows he’s gonna lose it-
Until Keith fucking Kogane comes along, at midnight on a Friday.
Keith’s neighbor across the balcony is annoying. And not just annoying — Lance is get-on-your-nerves, make-you-want-to-punch-a-wall annoying. So when Lance announces he’s moving to Colorado, Keith finally feels as if the world is back to being just him and the night stars.
But things don’t go as planned: the paper airplanes, the scent of coffee at 1:00 a.m., the words inscribed on Keith’s neck, and the slow curl of a blue flame echoing in his chest. And maybe, just maybe —
Keith is impulsive and straightforward when it comes to most things, and emotions are no exception. It’s no surprise, then, that when he realises that he might have developed a crush on Lance, he tries to tell him immediately.
Keith is many things: dropout, orphan, pilot, defender of the universe, traveler in space. He’s also a human teenage boy, and even light years away from Earth, there are just some things he has to deal with as one.
That doesn’t make a crush on Lance any better though.
Things Lance was expecting in his new roommate: probably a little lame, but in a good way. Like in a Hunk way. Normal sense of humour, but hopefully didn’t hate puns the way Hunk and Pidge did. Probably liked Dancing Queen and not much else.
Things Lance was not even remotely prepared for in his new roommate: Keith fucking Kogane.
Here’s how it starts: Lance says “we are a good team,” grinning, and Keith’s heart skips a beat. But he chalks it off to adrenaline and brushes it off, places it away in his head as something to be looked at later, removed and observed like a specimen on a scientist’s lab table.
You’d think finding your soulmate would be difficult, since there’s only one of them and over seven trillion people in the world. Thankfully, God decided to take pity on his creations, and gave each person the very first words their soulmate would say to them. It was always in their personalized handwriting and the color that best describe them, decorating the wrist of your dominant hand. And, if you touch it after you meet them, you can send them your emotions, even thoughts if your connection is strong enough.
And that’s all fine and dandy - except it isn’t.
Because Lance McClain, the fun-loving guy with groan-inducing puns and pick-up lines that never work, who’s six-foot one with a good attitude and a hundred friends, has the words “Don’t fucking touch me, asshole” scribbled in messy red letters on his left wrist.
Keith rolled his eyes, pausing in front of the mirror to stare at the words that had appeared just under his collarbone on the left side. The words were void of any context and thus lost all their meaning, either way though Keith didn’t think that ‘oh shit, who has a mullet these days’ was the best thought for his soul mate to have when they first met. He figured he’d have to keep an eye out for people that were looking at him with mild disgust because they might be the person he was meant for.
Where the hell is ‘The Expanse’ fandom at?? I hadn’t figured it was that under the radar.. Come on, people.
What is it about? It’s 200 years into the future and humans have colonized the solar system. Earth and Mars are on the brink of war.. It’s notably the most critically acclaimed sci-fi series since Firefly. And one of the most critically praised series.. ever. Incredible and diverse cast, including: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Domonique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Florence Faivre, Athena Karkanis, Jay Hernandez, Chad Coleman (That’s right! Tyreese from Walking Dead). It features amazing, complex characters, and enthralling storylines.
It also has incredible special effects, and, according to NASA, is extremely accurate in terms of a plausible/ realistic future in space..