Summary: “Wha— you’re the crazy one! Tea is the sweet nectar of humanity. A gift from the universe!”
“Keep telling yourself that,” Keith mutters as he fills his cherry red mug with water. After dumping the powder into his cup, he snags a silvery spoon-like utensil from the nearest drawer and stalks over to the seat next to Lance. “Besides, your ‘gift from the universe’ smells awful.”
or: Keith and Lance settle the great “Tea vs. Coffee Debate” the only way they know how.
Still a bit groggy, Lance turns his attention to the doorway. By the castle’s clock, it has to be around 7:00 a.m., an hour earlier than he usually feasts on his gooey purple breakfast.
Lance has always been more of a night owl. There’s something comforting about standing in his bathroom, applying every necessary cream and cleanser before bed. At the Garrison, he would stay up as late as he wanted. Sure, he knew he would have to be up early for class and training simulations the following morning. But it was worth it.
Before entering the academy, he loathed getting up any time before ten o'clock. That changed when commanding officers wanted him awake at the crack of dawn. He gradually learned how to make the most of his beauty sleep. How to drag himself out of bed when the familiar ring of his alarm went off in the morning, how to not burrow deeper into his blanket cocoon. How to listen when Hunk yelled, “Turn off your stupid alarm already!” from the top bunk. Of course, not to say he enjoyed it.
But Lance is a decent actor when he wants to be. Most of the paladins seem convinced he wakes up early without wanting to mcfrickin’ die. Except Hunk, but it’s one of many secrets they agreed not to divulge to the rest of the group.
Keith, however, is the textbook definition of a morning person. His energy, at such an early hour, is appalling. Lance has a hunch it’s because the guy doesn’t get much sleep in the first place, but he’d rather not address it yet. Lance isn’t a complete asshole— he knows when to hold his tongue. Keith’s insomnia is clearly an issue for another time, when Lance has solid proof.
“What’s wrong, Keithy McMullet?” Lance jests, lifting the cup to his lips. There’s a little crack in the cerulean handle from one of the many occasions Lance dropped it. Altean kitchenware is incredibly sturdy. “Wake up on the wrong side of the bed?”
Remember that time Ben wanted to trick Leslie by planning a bunch of gifts and giving them to her the day before their anniversary, but then, when Leslie got tied-up with her job and couldn’t be there for his surprises, instead of making her feel bad for putting her career first or pressuring her into sacrificing work for their relationship, he just took pictures of all the things he had planned and gave them to her in a scrapbook?
We need more examples of genuinely happy, healthy relationships on TV and in books and in films. No more of this bullshit about how real, epic love is painful and impossible or deadly. Love should not break you! Love should make you stronger. (insp.)
Dong Wook. It was so nice working with you.I hope we can work in another drama again. I miss you.
- Mr Goblin, Gong Yoo hyung. We had beautiful days. I wasn’t lonely, thanks to you. If we could work together again. I think we can have more fun.