Lance felt a little blush creep up his neck, but quickly willed it away and smiled. It was like, a smug sort of smile, but it wasn't? It was kind and gentle, but also like a smirk, and if anyone in the world could pull off such a smile, it was probably Lance. He winked not-so-subtly at Keith, earning amused (and confused) glances from Pidge and Hunk, but they didn't comment. "You can always count on me, TomatoFace," he said somewhat jokingly, but also affectionately, and there was truth behind his words.
After listening to the story, Hunk frowned and tilted his head a bit, as if processing what he'd been told. "So, you guys went in Coran's junk lair, found a space bike, crashed the space bike, and got yourselves badly injured? All in one go?"
Pidge scoffed and rolled their eyes. "I'm honestly not surprised," they deadpanned. They moved a hand to their hip and shook their head. "You guys are idiots." But even as they spoke, they smiled, relieved that their teammates were more or less okay.
Hunk sighed, but he held the same smile as the Green Paladin. "Yeah, but I'm glad you guys aren't dead or anything."
Lance grinned, apparently happy with his comrades. "It'd take more than this to kill us." Suddenly, he frowned and turned to the bike remains. "But Keith," he whined, nudging his partner in crime. "You killed Lance! She died too young." He sniffed loudly and dramatically, though a playful grin danced on his lips.
He wasn't in tip-top shape, but he was okay. Keith seemed fine too, and that alone already made the Blue Paladin gleeful. Keith was okay, and he was too. All in all, everything turned out not-so-bad, and everyone was just fine. Probably. Maybe?
Correction: No, he was not okay. Had he almost kissed Keith? Why did his chest feel weird? Wait, oh my god, he had kissed Keith. On the cheek? Did it count? Why had he liked it? Oh, nonono, his chest felt kind of fluttery, his emotions were out of wack, he honestly wanted to protect Keith with his life and keep him safe forever; Lance was not okay.
Physically? Yeah, sure, a healing pod could probably fix him up.
But mentally? That was a different story.
(edit: aaaaaa just watched season 2 and hOLY but tbh i'm kind of disappointed but still really happy?)
I hope you'll catch me when I'm about to fall