Keith and Shiro are both students at Voltron University. Both are astronautical engineers but Shiro is a Junior while Keith is a sophomore so they don’t have many overlapping classes. Keith is roommates with Lance and they live in an apartment at the edge of campus which is the same building Pidge and Hunk, who are roommates, live in. Keith is best friends with Pidge and he and Lance constantly goes over to hang with her and Hunk. Shiro is roommates with Matt and they live in a building a little farther from campus.
Keith goes jogging with Kosmo at 7am everyday because he is a heathen that wakes up early in the morning. Shiro, a fellow heathen, also jogs in that park but at 8am instead of 7am. Usually, Keith leaves around the time Shiro arrives but one day Keith arrives late and is still jogging when Shiro starts his workout. Keith has his headphones in and is oblivious to everything but Shiro saw him the second he walked into the park. He is stunned into a gay panic because Keith looks like a model while running which is completely unfair but he’s gorgeous and I don’t make the rules. Shiro is so starstruck by Keith that he doesn’t watch where he is going and falls into the pond. As he claws his way out of the scummy pond’s muddy grip, Keith takes notice of him and Shiro dies internally and makes the walk of shame home. However, Keith barely saw the mud on Shiro because his white shirt was soaked through revealing his glorious abs to all the lucky people in the park. Here begins the pining.
For the next week, Keith goes to the park a little later and Shiro goes a little earlier. This change in schedule of course was in no way influenced by their mild infatuations with one another. Due to both of them being dumb asses and gay disasters, neither will approach or talk to the other. They just jog by each other and avoid eye contact.
Matt, being best friends with Shiro, and Pidge, being best friends with Keith have been listening to them gush about the mysterious man at the park since their first encounter (if it can even be called that). Being the geniuses that they are, the Holt siblings quickly worked out who the boys’ crushes were from their descriptions (Hot emo twink and white-haired muscled adonis were among many of the descriptions they heard of the boys). The Holts decide that if the boys are to ever evolve into more than strangers, they will have to take matters into their own hands.
The next time Shiro goes for his morning jog, he has peanut butter in his pocket courtesy of Matt Holt. When he passes by Keith and Kosmo, Kosmo goes ballistic and launches himself towards Shiro. The leash yanks Keith so hard he goes sprawling on top of Shiro. Kosmo further worsens the situation by tangling them up even more in the leash while he licks all over Shiro looking for the peanut butter. Keith and Shiro are both mortified but Keith even more so since Kosmo is his dog. Both are apologizing profusely and end up yeeting themselves out of the park out of embarrassment.
After this both boys, being the absolute disasters that they are, avoid the park. However, they are both moping so Matt and Pidge decide that enough is enough. It’s time to get Lance involved. Despite Lance’s constant lack of success in picking up girls, he is a surprisingly great matchmaker and got Hunk and Shay together. Anyway, Lance suggests a group get-together at him and Keith's place since Keith and Shiro seem to be unable to act like normal people around each other and need “adult supervision.”
Keith agrees to it because Pidge, Lance, and Hunk say that they are inviting Matt and one of his friends. Likewise, Shiro is just told he is going to meet Pidge’s friends. When Matt and Shiro knock on the door, Pidge opens up because Keith is in the kitchen. Kosmo remembers Shiro though and launches himself at him to check for more peanut butter. At the commotion, Keith exits the kitchen to save Matt’s poor friend from Kosmo. Upon removing Kosmo, he sees Shiro’s face and both are frozen in gay panic.
Lance and Hunk enter with the food and diffuse the tension caused by their awkward introduction. After eating and playing some Mario-kart, which Pidge and Keith dominate in, the group decides to play some drinking games. They go through a few rounds of never have I ever where they take shots instead of lowering a finger. At this point, Lance and Pidge are drunk af while the rest of well on their way there. Shiro, being the grandpa that he is, didn’t have to take too many shots which was fortunate for him because despite his large stature, he doesn’t hold his alcohol very well. Keith, on the other hand, took a lot of shots but he holds his alcohol extremely well (probs that fast metabolism lol).
They switch over to never have I ever and Lance, ever dedicated to the plan even when drunk off his ass, dares Keith and Shiro to do Seven Minutes in Heaven. Keith and Shiro turn bright red but both are competitive as fuck so they go in the closet. Both are blushing hard af but Keith is not one to be outdone by a dare, especially one from Lance, and he grabs Shiro by the collar of his shirt and yanks him down for a kiss. The kiss gets spicier as both boys get hella into it but the moment is broken when the gang tumbles through the closet door when eavesdropping.
They call it a night and everyone goes home (they take an uber because we don’t condone drunk driving in this household ya heathens). Keith and Shiro exchange numbers before Shiro leaves. The spend the next few weeks getting to know each other and by the end of the semester they are dating and they live happily ever after because I said so.