Title: The Shape of You
The AU where Lance was actually Keith’s gay awakening and he doesn’t realize until he sees Lance in that skin tight underarmor and proceeds, without delay, to walk into a wall.
Starring Pining Keith, Oblivious Lance, Best Wingman Hunk, and Big Brother Shiro.
This fic has been such an insane labor of love. Based on one of the first ideas I had when joining the fandom and I am so happy it is finally here and posted!! I want to thank all my amazing artists and betas that helped bring this fic to life. I don’t think I’ve ever been as emotionally attacked to a chapter as I am to this one. And I really hope you guys like it!
Keith had not been born knowing he was gay. He had not exuded any of the early signs. Never play flirted with other boys. Never had any too close boy “friends.” Never imagined himself getting married to a boy. Either through stunted emotional growth he’d been told came from being shuffled from one foster home to the next (some better than others) or simply because he had never really… ya know, liked people, Keith had never thought about dating or sex or sexuality. He’d only ever gone with it. In the same way he never really tried to make friends or hang out, Keith never asked people on dates. If a girl or a boy wanted to go out with him, he said yes because it was easier than saying no. It helped that there was never a second date.And as for sexual attraction, he’d felt it. Known in that abstract sort of way that sex sounded nice and he’d liked to have it one day. Yet when he masturbated (because he was a teenager and he was not as uptight as Lance seemed to think) he never really saw someone. Just feelings and hands and ideas of what one did in that sort of situation.
So the first time he was truly and dearly attracted to someone it had been more than left field. It had crash landed from outer space and left a crater of confusion and maybe this metaphor was falling apart but it made sense. Sorta.