Ok but you know why I ship Keith and Lance so much, aside from how interesting and alive their dynamic/interactions are?
It’s because they are good for each other.
For Keith, Lance is someone that calms his temper when it counts, someone that isn’t afraid to speak his mind when he fucked up. But he’s also grounding, supporting him when he needs support, cheering him up when he’s down and listening to him when he has concerns about his own behavior. With Lance, Keith can let loose and grin and joke around - the only time he has made a joke without Lance was with Hunk and there was a distinct lack of a teasing smile/waiting for a reaction. He also knows that Lance won’t make fun of him for not understanding certain jokes or social norms, he has learned to simply turn to Lance for explanations.
For Lance, Keith is someone that listens. He can be honest about what bothers him and knows that Keith will take him seriously. More importantly though Keith is his equal. They are rivals, “neck and neck”. Keith is someone that continuously challenges Lance to better himself and even if he might feel inferior/jealous sometimes because Keith seems to be good at everything, he doesn’t doubt that Keith is someone in his reach. Lance admires him but has no delusions about his shortcomings (as it might be the case with hero-worship, he just honestly admires him). Keith is also someone Lance has fun with, Lance is competitive, the repeated challenges and the teasing make him happy.
I’m just?? All of that comes on top of the general team stuff. Because they “make a good team”. They trust each other in battle. They repeatedly save each other’s lives. They miss each other when they say goodbye. They openly worry about each other when one of them seems to be in trouble.
No, they aren’t perfect. They started out on the wrong foot and still mess up a lot. But they are trying, they care about each other and they are learning, there is no doubt that they are someone special in the other’s life.
richie, eddie, ben, and mike comforting stan after he got attacked by hugging him and saying things like “we love you stan” and “we’re here for you” and “we would never let anything happen to you” reblog if you agree