I love KuroKenKage so much omg (is that their ship name? do they have a ship name??)
Like. Kuroo is a buffer for most of the initial awkwardness; he probably befriends Kage first so he’s more comfortable (and as a result, less intense) when they meet up with Kenma.
This time Kageyama is quieter, fidgeting and red in the face- though it’s hard to see with how he’s looking away, self conscious about his facial expression and the lack of control he has over it- and Kenma is surprised to find that this is the same person that he ran from the first time around.
(Kuroo probably gave him pointers beforehand like: Kenma can get overwhelmed pretty easily so one question at a time, okay? And don’t take it personally if he’s looking away or playing games when you’re talking, he tends to do that, etc
Kageyama legitimately reaches for something to take notes on and Kuroo just has a moment where he’s torn between ‘is he serious’ and ‘okay thats… kind of cute in a weird way actually’)
Kuroo and Kage talking while Kenma is leaning against Kuroo, playing a game. Kuroo takes in their positions and promptly declares that he’s gonna get something to drink.
He comes back with all their preferred drinks and a smile on his face as takes in the sight in front of him: Kenma draped over Kage, the former looking casual as ever, and the latter a bit redder than before and a wobbly smile tilting his lips.
As Kage and Kenma get more comfortable around each other- both taking quite a while to warm up to new people- they start talking more too, not necessarily needing Kuroo to prompt both of them to have the convo running smoothly anymore.
Maybe this is where Kuroo starts withdrawing a bit because it was initially an attempt to set them up (maybe he took pity on Kage’s numerous failed attempts at approaching Kenma and thinks the kid is waaayyy more harmless than he seems so there’s no harm in it? Maybe he wanted to prevent having to calm Kenma back down after said attempts? Maybe he just thought Kenma could use a doting kouhai such as Kage? Who knows)
But ofc, they find that while the two of them together get along just fine, it still feels like something is missing, which they eventually convince Kuroo of, who’s all too happy to join them again. Cuddling ensues ^.^
(I am so sorry for rambling this turned out way longer than expected?? I just have a lot of KuroKenKage feels)