OK no I’m sorry, but you do not “That’s an order!” him!
Like, ok I understand where Shiro might be coming from (Mental issues, brainwashed somehow, I dunno, I know Shiro is not fine) But how dare?? How dare?? Specially when Keith is making really good points! He like just broke Keith’s heart.
Because what does it tells Keith??
That all Shiro is telling him about what a great leader Keith can be is bullshit, that Shiro doesn’t really trust him, and that Shiro doesn’t see them as equals. That he still sees him as a trouble making cadet or something.
Shiro keeps telling Keith how he believes in him and yet he doesn’t let him lead, and this has been two episodes for us, but seems like it’s been months for them.
I bet Keith started to train with the BOM just cuz of Shiro’s attitude.
That’s why he looks so sad after they all hug…
He thought he found people who accept him and appreciate him and believe in him, but seems like he was wrong. So he leaves before they can really reject him.
Shiro just kinda pushed Keith out of the team because he couldn’t handle the fact he wasn’t leader and Pilot of the black lion anymore. (And I understand why Shiro might act like that, but still..)
And Keith is such a precious boy, he still only thinks of Shiro’s well being the entire time..
Like none of this translates to him as “Shiro is being an asshole” he thinks it’s all his own fault, that something is wrong with him.
Voltron AU where everything is the same except the Blade of Marmora episode is basically the RING OF FIRE!!! scene from Finding Nemo
Kolivan: Brother Antok, proceed. Antok: Keith! Newcomer of red and white! You have been called forth to the space between spaces to join us in the fraternal bonds of bladehood! Keith: … huh? Thace: We want you in our club, kid.