(Keith and Lance are on their first date at a restaurant)
Keith: I hate cheesy things, they make me sick to my stomach.
Lance, desperately trying to cover his heartbreak as he subtly types out a text to Hunk and Pidge from under the table telling them to cancel the incredibly cheesy gesture he had planned for after their date: (voice cracking) Oh.. really? I didn’t, um, know that about you.
Keith: (shrugs) I try not to be too open about it. Shiro says it kind of ruins the mood whenever I bring it up.
Lance: (having a crisis) Yeah, uh huh. I totally get that. Yeah.
Keith: … Are you okay?
Lance: Who, me? I’m fine! Never been better! (all the moments where he picked up Keith in a suit and gave him flowers and held the door/chair for him in the restaurant flash before his eyes) Oh, no. Ohhhhhhh nooooooooo.
Lance: Keith, buddy, light of my life- Wait, shit! You literally just said- Keith, I’m so sorry. I had no idea but I- I should’ve asked if you were alright with all the romcom stuff before I did it. I’m so sorry, I never meant to make you feel uncomfortable or, or that you were being pressured. I just, I really like you, and I wanted to do everything right, but instead I- (he jumps when Keith’s hand touches his own) Uh,
Keith:Lance, calm down. What are you talking about?
Lance: You said you hate cheesy things!! And-
Keith: Yeah, because I’m lactose intolerant.
Lance: -I’m a cheese master! I’ve been grinding cheese all evening!! I’ve been inhaling that shit, sprinkling it, we’re literally neck deep in- Wait. What?
Keith: Lance. I was talking about my lactose intolerance. I- (he unsuccessfully tries to pass his laugh off as a cough even as he tightens his grip on Lance’s hand) I’m sorry, I swear I’m not laughing at you! It’s just, you’re getting all worked up, and- It’s sweet that you care so much, thank you, but I was talking about- (he starts laughing again)
Lance: You’re talking about your lactose intolerance??? You said, you said cheesy things- (he wheezes) Oh my god, cheese makes you sick to your stomach, you weren’t trying to give me a hint, you were talking about shitting-
Keith: I wasn’t-! I never said that, I said it hurts my stomach! That’s so gross Lance, don’t say that when we’re in public!
Lance: (still laughing) Okay, okay, sorry. I’ll keep it PG.
Keith: That’s all I ask. And, um. About what you were talking about. I don’t… usually like big romantic gestures, or pda.
Lance: … Oh. Well, that’s okay! We can-
Keith: (staring intently at a scuff on the table) But. I’ve found that I don’t mind it when it’s, um. (he stares harder at the table) When it’s. (his ears are starting to turn pink) Whenit’scomingfromyou.
Lance: (subtly sniffles before smiling) We’ll make a romantic of you yet, Kogane.
Every day I think about Max and Lucas, every day I think about their bravery. In the early 80’s racism and segregation was still very real in America, it took until the late 80s almost 90’s to completely get rid of segregated schools. And racism was still full throttle in the early 80’s though they were making progress as a country.
Considering they both live in a very small town, in a state that holds a very conservative stance on race and religion, etc. Considering Max’ brother and step-dad are violently racist. She still kisses him in public, she still sneaks out to see him, she remains his friend even after being threatened by her brother. These two were brave as hell in many ways, but this was like some prime bravery shit. I’m so proud of my smol beanos.