friend: so how you been lately?
me: Keith tries so hard to be an emotionless, stoic husk when really he’s just an awkward soft boy who feels the most out of the whole team because of his suppressed trauma and abandonment issues
me: he commits himself to the mission entirely because that’s his way of showing he cares because he can’t express himself well in other ways and even though he tries to keep everyone at arms length by calling himself the loner, they work their way into his heart and he’s so scared of losing them
me: HE FINALLY HAS A PLACE WHERE HE FEELS LIKE HE BELONGS AND IS NEEDED BUT HE FEELS LIKE HE’LL LOSE IT AT ANY MINUTE BECAUSE OF HIS HERITAGE AND HIS FEAR THAT EVERYONE WILL REJECT HIM IF HE DOESN’T LIVE UP TO THEIR EXPECTATIONS AND IT’S BREAKING HIM
friend: are you ok?