The first time shiro and Keith meet, shiro was annoyed (read pissed off) at his fellow classmate who stole his idea/thesis on outer space flight and claimed it as their own original idea. (They legit stole shiro’s notes and everything. Latter found out and kicked out of garrison for fraud but that’s not the point of this lol)
Some unknown individual who shall not be named *cough*matt*cough* conveniently divulged information on a first(?) year cadet you has a secret business making and delivering glitter bombs, with or without messages, to your most hated rival or enemy.
So after finding the meeting place of said individual, shiro meets Keith. Keith and shiro strike a deal. This person will get a glitter bomb once or twice a day until they confess to their wrong doings for a few easy payments. The two regularly hang out during this process because holy shit! Who knew making glitter bombs would be so much fun and complicated!! It’s amazing!
Anyway afterward the two make time to see each other and hang out because Keith is a really fun person. And he learns that Keith does this because it’s harmless and a great way to get rid of frustration for people. They go to him with a message, he makes the bomb, target gets hit with said bomb and brightens clients day, victim has to go their day looking like they were shat on by a unicorn. Plus making them is therapeutic for him. As for Keith he genuinely starts to enjoy and cherish there time together. Thus starting a slow burn series of friends to lovers to defenders of the universe!
*bonus with iverson being a major target.*
*bonus2 with the reason Lance hates Keith so much is because found out he was the the one running the operation and he couldn’t take his frustrations out on him with glitter cause HE was the one making them*
‘ Look at you, you’re covered in blood. How much of that is your own huh ? You should have WAITED for me. I could have helped you, I’m not some weakling. But no, you refuse to wait and go and get yourself hurt.’
Matt is really tall and Tom is really short, so whenever Tom starts acting grumpy, Matt would be all 'awe someone's mad' and he would pick Tom up and hug him, but Tom doesn't always like that, yet sometimes it would calm him down.
I was sitting on the couch watching the latest episode of my favorite show when the front door flung open. I got up and was almost at the hallway when I heard it slam. I looked around the corner to see Matt kicking off his shoes. I walked out and smiled. “Hey sweetheart” “Hi” He said bluntly. I held open my arms for a hug but he walked past me and straight up the stairs. “I’m going to bed” He shouted. I turned off the TV and ran upstairs into our bedroom. I saw him sitting on the bed with his back to me taking off his shirt. I climbed onto the bed kneeling behind him. I started rubbing his shoulders as he sighed. “Hard day?” I asked. “You have no idea. Everything just started going wrong. It was like dominoes one thing one would go wrong and I would start fixing it, then something else, and something else. And everyone wanted something from me” He said standing up and walking to the a bathroom, closing the door. I sighed and went down to the kitchen making some hot chocolate. I came back upstairs with the hot chocolate to see him climbing into bed. “Hey hun” I said sitting beside him. “God what? I have nothing else to give” He groaned. “I don’t want anything except for you to be happy” As I spoke he started to roll over. “Here” I said handing him his drink. “Thanks babe, sorry I was a bit of a dick. I am just so stressed and you know that makes me grumpy” “Hey if I can quote from the great philosopher Dory she once said “Hey mister grumpy gills. When life gets us down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming, just swimming” I smiled at him as he rolled his eyes. “Just come and cuddle with me you loser”