that after keith left for the bom, lance missed him so much (despite the everyday video chats) and finally broke before sneaking into keith’s room and just sleeping there
it happened when he was particularly upset, especially since that night keith was too busy and couldn’t make their video chat. when lance crawled into keith’s bed, he burst into tears, and practically cried himself sick
from then on, he’d retreat to keith’s room if he felt too anxious or upset, because the room still had a faint smell of keith and it calmed lance down.
bonus: when keith found out (it happened when they were video chatting and keith realized it was his room), he went really red before saying softly, “i would be with you if i could.”
bonus bonus: the next time they meet face to face, they slept in the same bed together, in keith’s room, snuggling and very much enjoying each other’s company