There wasn't a lot that made Takeshi want to run away and keep running until he couldn't feel his legs anymore, couldn't even breathe. The only things that could make him even consider it was the thought of someone finding out about his Before. Before he was the Vongola Rain Guardian, before he was Tsuna's friend, before he was even Takeshi. But with Tsuna standing in front of him, the other Guardians circled around them with Gokudera blocking the door and Reborn standing in front of the windows, Takeshi realized that he didn't have much an option.
There's isn't a lot that Kurosaki Ichigo thought would happen to him throughout his life. Suddenly finding out about monsters and becoming some type of samurai hero? Alright, fine. Going out to save the girl that saved your family and somehow finding yourself in the middle of some war? Okay, less fine, but whatever. Getting a call from said girl who saved your family and finding out you were cloned and expected to take care of said clone, who was the opposite gender? What the everliving hell, man.
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"You're not bad," Keith says.
"I'm going to take that as a compliment and not think about the implication that you thought I was going to be terrible," Lance shoots back, eyes tracking Keith's hand when it twitches towards his hip.
In which Lance is a secret badass, Keith is surprisingly not as emotionally constipated as normal and everyone cheats at least little bit.
Keith has never really been good with words. He says what he means, and more often than not, what he doesn't mean, leading to several uncomfortable situations.
One of said occasions happens on a planet during a mission, where Keith's attempt at complimenting the blue paladin is entirely misinterpreted, but Keith isn't able to properly apologize before the mission goes south, resulting in Lance being subjected to the 'gifts' the locals possess.
So now Keith is at an impasse, with his communication skills severely lacking in the comforting department, and his growing feelings towards Lance making everything so much more difficult than it needs to be.
If only there were a way to talk to the blue paladin without using words...
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Lance is struggling with his insecurities and fears that the team doesn't need him. But their true feelings become clear when Lance literally sticks his hand into a life or death situation.
Four times where Lance feels insecure, and one time where Keith has had enough.
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16 Mar 2017
He lets them take out the frustrations on him. Encourages it really, because people need an outlet for their anger, and Lance has always been the best at making people angry at him.
(And if his heart twinges a little every time he has to let someone be particularly mean to him, then he just has to remember that this is what he's good at. What he's good for.)
But Lance is an older brother, and an uncle, and a younger brother. He learned sometimes keeping people means sacrificing his own feelings for a bit. He's been taught that he can't always let his feelings take a back seat though. After all, what happens if the rock falls apart?
So, while Lance is always prepared to be the enemy on any given day, there are certain days and certain things that he will not let fly.
What happens when Lance is sick of his teammate's shit.
- Part 2 of A Song of Storm and Ice
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