ok i just wanna say this because i’ve seen so many posts going around recently
Keith always looks at Lance towards a reaction because the rivalry is still almost solely in Lance’s head. It’s somewhat now in Keith’s because he’s become used to having Lance always challenge him, but it’s still almost all Lance.
That’s why in the elevator, Keith is fine until he sees Lance is upset. Or doesn’t care about having his hand in Lance’s food goo until Lance gets upset. Or doesn’t care about “beating” Lance in the trust test with their lions until Lance brings it up. Lance is (not always but pretty much) always the instigator between them, that’s why Keith always look for confirmation of “Oh, are we arguing? Okay, cool, time to be angry.”
Yeah, the 5-feet away ‘cause we’re not gay was Keith’s idea, but that seems like it’s because he’s used to Lance not wanting to spend time just around him.