i cant get over this stupid hug

like ive seen a few things with keith/lance running to each other in the aftermath of a battle that was way too close for comfort to engage in the You’re Alive Kiss™ and dont get me wrong i am ALL ABOUT THAT but do you know what gets me more?? DESPERATE HUGS

like maybe around the time when theyre dancing over the line of ‘yeah we’re definitely friends at this point but i am never going to admit it’ keith does something stupid and reckless and nearly gets himself killed (again ffs) and it was too c l o s e this time and when they get out of their lions everyones rushing over to each other to check and keith just gets the wind knocked out of him because suddenly lance is there and he’s??? hugging him?? so tight he cant breathe and its one of those hugs thats more just a desperate need to feel the person and confirm that theyre there and alive and keith is so confused bc what??? but lance probably doesnt even think as much of it bc he is a v. physical person and a Hugger and u cant convince me otherwise but he definitely feels SOMETHING that he doesnt acknowledge bc denial isn’t just a river in egypt. but then lance pulls away and hes just like ‘DUDE wtf you cant DO shit like that??? dont DIE??? how am i supposed to prove im better than u if youre not around for me to beat??’ like trying to play it off and expecting keith to rise to the bait but keith is still kind of dazed from the hug and is also rly fukin gay and misses the hug honestly but hes not about to say that but hes just like 'yeah. yeah sure whatever.’

and then they both get awkward and dont talk about it and lance accidentally puts his hand in his food at dinner that night bc he was distracted staring and pidge is s u f f e r i n g