sometimes i'm just amazed at how keith's first line in the show implies that he and shiro have some sort of past together and we can tell from that one line that these two mean something to each other and honestly that scene is always gonna leave me breathless
Anon,,, the way Keith looks at Shiro again after all this time, seeing that Shiro’s finally back and he just can’t believe it–that breaks me, alright
And I mean, even when Keith first appears in this scene, you can literally feel the anger burning in his eyes. Like, they zoom in and his eyes are doing that shaky, jittery thing they do when anime characters get real emotional
Judging by how he looks ready to come at everyone with a vengeance, and just how he knocks them all out without saying a word–this is someone with a very personal vendetta. So, even if he’s not sure it’s Shiro held prisoner at this point, I think he expects (or at least hopes) that it is.
Also, it’s not just the way Keith says his name. It’s how he races over when he sees it’s Shiro, still in shock it’s him. It’s how we see him go from this masked vigilante beating people up without remorse to this scared, soft, expressive person with such gentle eyes. It’s how he reaches out to touch Shiro’s face, tenderly turns it a little so he can see him better. It’s how there’s kinda this focus on Shiro’s mouth when he let’s out a pained whine and Keith sets right to work–immediately snapping out of it and cutting Shiro free as fast as he could
Our intro to Keith is literally him rescuing Shiro and looking extremely vulnerable over this reunion. If Shiro were a girl, I’m pretty sure everyone would agree it looks like they were being set up as love interests. That’s just how the scene reads. Or rather, I should say it just kinda has that vibe to me.
Also, the way this scene mirrored Shiro saving Keith in BOM just about killed me