lance learning about the youngest pilot of his generation, a.k.a. openly bi pilot takashi shirogane. he not only manages to make it into the garrison despite his adhd and him not being the best at math, but manages to make it to the top, and was first chosen to be in a fighter pilot class once a position was available. all because he saw shiro in an interview when he was young and decided, i want to feel what he feels when he talks about being with the stars.
La/nce stans (the hardcores and the antis) drive me crazy because I can't but feel like so much of their worship is a projection of how they'd like to see themselves? Honestly, your favorite character is your fave for a reason- most likely you see a lot of yourself in them (subconsciously or otherwise, think fiction!kin). And I just think, you raise La/nce up and shit all over the other characters the same way you have a need to raise yourself up and shit all over other shippers/fandomers. Ugh.