one time lance and keith got into a stupid fight hours before having to go off on a dangerous mission, so before getting to their lions they made sure to leave words of encouragement first bc even though they’re still mad at each other, you never really know how quickly things can go wrong.
so picture a grumpy lance approaching keith with a “take care of yourself out there, asshole. i’ve got your back no matter what, you know that?”
and picture an equally grumpy keith, mumbling a “same goes for you, dickhead. you better come back in one piece.”
they’re still frowning even as keith leans up to peck lance’s cheek and lance leaning down to do the same to keith’s forehead, quickly taking the opportunity to whisper their “i love you’s” before separating.