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So would you say that vld is like.. season 1 had keith pinning over shiro while season 2 is shiro pinning over keath?
Not really haha
You pine for something you don’t have. This whole season (1-2, i just kinda look at it as one) was about how they have each other, I think.
Like, they started with them having a very strong bond and then it just got way stronger in season 2. (WAY WAYYY stronger)
The way I see it, it’s more like they are constantly surprised by just how much the other loves them and is there for them, when both of them are just completely content with what the other has given them so far and how things are right now.
Like look at Keith’s mind, he didn’t even expect Shiro sticking up for him like that and staying by his side in that situation. And he still ran after him there, still was saying “you’re like a brother to me” when Shiro wasn’t exactly acting like one towards him.
And like, Shiro in that cave, being all hard on himself and feeling like a failure, probably expecting Keith to agree with him because Keith was the person with the better ideas and smarter actions, and Keith is just “no wtf Shiro, you’re a great leader, you changed my life, you made me into what I am”
And I think both of them think more about the other for them to be selfish and want something the other might not exactly want. Like they’re the “I’m fine with everything as long as you’re happy” the “i’ll take anything you’re willing to give me” pair haha, It’s a very selfless kind of love.
I do think they both have a very strong desire to be closer (conscious for Shiro, subconscious for Keith because he’s got walls) But notice how both of them never push for anything, they both wait patiently for the other to open up when they’re ready. (Keith about Shiro’s PTSD, Shiro about Keith and his knife) Kinda like “I would really love it if you trusted me with this, but I understand if you don’t and I’ll keep my distance and help in any other way I can”
But like I dunno, to me Shiro would be the only pinning one, because I think Keith is just in complete awe Shiro has stuck with him for so long as it is haha, he probably can’t even imagine there might be even more, he’s just scared of losing what they already have.
And that’s the thing, I think they just really really appreciate the relationship they already have, so for them to always kinda find out like “oh wait there’s even more??” is definitly a nice surprise, but not something they would expect or need in any way, simply because they’re mostly just content with what they do have, and what the other has already done for them. Like, I think they’re both like “oh it would be nice if…but It’s ok if not” when it comes to eachother.