lance is blue. to keith, he's always been blue, always been too good to touch and hold and everything he's ever wanted. lance was liquid gold, all freckles and suntans and long walks down the pier, beautiful and bright and free. but after surviving a fatal car crash, lance doesn't believe he is who he used to be. he feels lonely, unwelcome in his own skin. keith knows this is his shot to show lance how radiant he really is, but he also knows that his impulsiveness tends to rule over his eloquence. keith wants nothing more than to tell lance how he truly feels, to bore out all of his fears and selfishness and hand it over along with his love for lance, but doesn't want to make things weird by trying. but with finals and summer break approaching faster than anyone would have anticipated, and lance's trip back to cuba coming with it, will keith put aside his anxieties?
a fic in which both lance and keith are in college, lance gets into a car accident and nearly dies, and keith is hopelessly pining over his roommates best friend like an idiot.