y’all: omg keith & lance didn’t interact for like 5 episodes & are separated for a couple months, klance is dead!!
korra & asami, who were separated for 3 YEARS & didn’t even see each other for like half of the last season of tlok, and even after that didn’t interact v much in that season and were still endgame: you are like little baby watch this
…when he’d seen it, his heart had clean stopped–and for a moment, there had been an overwhelming silence in his mind. he felt his magic and warrior’s instincts honing into a lethal combination the longer he stared–howling to rip apart the people who had done that with his bare hands.
I remembered from the last post you reblogged, Lance has always kind of been Keith's impulse control from the first season. Lance being his right hand man was hinted at since the beginning. I'm not going to lie, before s3 I thought my shipping goggles were making it all a huge reach but nope.
I KNOW, RIGHT?? tbh that’s one of the first things that really sold me on the ship! sure, keith & lance are “rivals” at the beginning but even from s1 there has been a lot of hinting at how good their dynamic actually is and how they balance each other out so well––and as you said, how lance is often quite good at grounding keith & making him see reason when he’s about to do something reckless.
at the very least, lance has almost always been the first to step up and call keith out if he’s doing something stupid. keith hasn’t always listened ….
but even little things like this were meant to show us that lance isn’t afraid to challenge keith’s decisions––and that in instances where keith didn’t listen to lance, he got himself in trouble. so, hmm!
then of course, there’s the scene i believe you were referencing which is that “cool your jets keith” scene which is one of my faves:
not only is it just a really cute & funny scene but 1) it shows how smart lance is and that he’s quite the good strategist, 2) as you said anon, this establishes/foreshadows from very early on in the show that lance has the ability to kinda reel keith in & prevent him from diving headfirst into battle without thinking. which is pretty darn amazing as we all know how stubborn keith can be!
and that of course becomes super important in s3 once lance is essentially given the task of being keith’s co-leader/”right-hand man” as is evident in scenes like this:
and i totally know what you mean!! before s3 i was hoping to eventually see lance become keith’s impulse control & for keith to learn to listen to him––but tbh i was not expecting it to be shown so clearly and so early on in the show. so to see it play out makes me super super happy.
Self-care is sitting alone in bed at 4:30am eating store-bought brownies and switching between the same three apps for hours instead of just going to sleep because the world is scary and too much but right now it’s just quiet