After you all had went to the space mall and just barely survived, you sifted through your goodies you'd gotten. You counted it and laid it all out neatly. You'd gotten some really pretty comics in a different language, a few new shirts and some face masks. You jumped with excitement at the face masks. You got the large tub of it to share with Lance. It smelled nice and the alien behind the counter said it does wonders on your skin.
You bounded down the hall to Lance's room. You two were pretty close by this time so you didn't even think of knocking. You opened the door and was greeted with lances back facing you. He was putting on a shirt when he turned around and saw you. His back muscles moved fluidly with his body and your face unknowingly heated up.
"____! Hey what are you doing here?" He smiled. He pulled his shirt down and walked over to you.
"Oh! I bought this huge tub of face cream and I thought you'd want to try it out with me!" His eyes lit up and let you in.
"Of course! So what is it?" You shrugged and sat it down on the table.
"Not sure but the lady behind the counter had really nice skin. And she said to put it on for like 20 minutes then take it off and your skin will be radiant!" Lance looked a bit hesitant but shrugged.
"Ok. "You smiled as you opened up the lid and the wonderful smell filled the room. Lance dug his two fingers in the container and expertly started to smear the contents on his face as he looked in the mirror. You couldn't help but giggle a bit. "What's so funny!" He narrowed his eyes at you.
"Pftt. Nothing I swear. "You but your bottom lip and started doing the same. After a few seconds he went back to helping himself to the grayish gooey face mask. Lance plopped down on his bed once he was done and looked up at you. His eyes softened and he seemed to be zoning out. Once you'd done putting on your mask you caught him staring and he looked quickly.
"So now what. "
"What are we gonna do for twenty minutes. "The boy turned on his side and shrugged.
"There's really not much to do besides sleep and talk. "
"Well let's talk!" You smiled down at him. At that he immediately pretended to fall asleep. With all the fake snoring and all. You blushed and punched him in the arm. He giggled and continued snoring. "You jerk!" You chuckled and sat beside him. His eyes fluttered open and your breathe caught in your chest as you looked in his eyes. Sure he looked ridiculous with the grayish face mask on but his eyes were so beautiful. You really liked him...'God who am I kidding...he'd never date me. He's girl crazy and would rather flirt with aliens than the human girl in front of him. The sad expression on your face must've manifested itself because you felt Lance's hand on yours.
"______? Are you ok?"
"Lance...What am I to you?" His face clouded in confusion and he propped himself up on his elbow.
"What do you mean?" He said half smiling.
"Like you always flirt with girls wherever we go. And like you don't do that with me. " realizing what you said you tried to reel it. "O-Or Pidge... it's like. What do you see us as. L-Like I see Keith as like a brother and Shiro like a dad a-and-" Lance gave your hand a little squeeze and smiled.
"Well. When I think of you I think-" Before he could finish he was cut off by you snickering. He looked at you and saw that you were sitting up not facing him. "What?" He said suddenly feeling self-conscious.
"Your face. "You doubled over in laughter and pointed at him. He immediately got up and looked in the mirror. The gooey mask had bubbled up and was now covering his face in patches making him look like a bubbly monster. He was totally embarrassed and was about to wipe it off when he say your face. That's when he started laughing.
"Oh my god you look so lame. "He covered his mouth, and got foam on it but he didn't care. He just kept laughing and soon his room was filled with laughter. When you two finally calmed down you went into lances bathroom and and washed off the foam off your faces.
"Ahh. My sides hurt. I think I ruptured my spleen. "You joked as you wiped the foamed with the paper towels. Lance chuckled and there was silence for a moment.
"Family. "Was all he said.
"Huh?" You looked up at him.
"I don't flirt with Pidge because I see her as a little sister. I don't flirt with you because..." he trailed off and scratched the back of his neck. "I respect you. "Your face warmed up and your hands started shaking.
"You're strong and sweet... a-and you're kind.... and you're so fun to talk to. "He started rambling. "I guess what I'm trying to say is. I see you as more than a sister and more than a friend to me you're..."Before he could stammer out what he wanted to say, you stood on your toes and kissed him. It was gentle and surprised you both. His eyes widened before he took his hands and placed them on your hips. He leaned into the kiss and slid his hands up and down your sides. Butterflies welled up in your tummy and you pulled back. "Yeah that... y-you're like that to me. "He blushed.
You and Lance ate your green space goo at dinner. You two as usual were very talkative and vibrant....really.... vibrant.
"So..." princess Allura said while covering her eyes. "You two are very...bright this evening. "
"Oh really! It's nothing!" You arched your back and posed. "Just a little face mask I discovered. "
"You two are brighter than than a Galra space laser. "Keith chuckled.
"Don't be jealous Keith because we look amazing and you're duller than this goo. "He smirked.
"Yeah ya dork. "You smirked and fist bumped Lance.
"You guys are dorks..." Keith mumbled and looked down.