also shit i just noticed they all have similar haircuts whoops

Something Celestial

Summary:  Phil had a funny habit of categorizing people as he met them. They could be anything; the sun, the planets, or the stars, the grass, the flowers, or the trees, the ocean, the fish, or the coral. It was something he did as a kid and never really stopped, just stopped being vocal about it.

Genre: Fluff, Oneshot

Word Count: 5215

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Matt headcanons because I already mentioned Matt totally having a crush on Shiro before and now you gave me even more feels. Also some non-shipping stuff, but mostly Matt being a dork because that is my favorite headcanon. Also includes some Commander Holt.

  • This is all post rescue
  • Pidge is the one who finds them, because of course.
  • I dunno, maybe one of the others is there, but NOT Shiro.
  • This comes later
  • So, Pidge and (random Paladin off the top of my head) Keith break Commander Holt and Matt out
  • Matt was told by an injured Gladiator who ended up at the work camps later that Shiro escaped and was probably back on Earth, so he doesn’t expect Shiro at all.
  • So he hears Shiro’s voice over the comms while riding in the Green Lion and sort of freezes
  • Then he starts rambling because holy crap, Shiro is alive and is friends with Katie and oh fuck he is friends with Katie. He hopes to God that she didn’t tell him anything embarrasing
    • Anxious rambling runs in the family
  • Pidge just turns off the comms so Matt doesn’t embarrass himself too much.
  • He hugs the hell out of Shiro when they finally meet again in person, because he never thought he’d see him again.
  • Also, Shiro doesn’t remember this certain event you mentioned at the end of your post, at least at first, though Matt would be too awkward to mention it either way.
  • Once Pidge tells him Shiro’s memory of the year he was on the Galra ship is spotty and he doesn’t remember a lot of stuff, Matt is upset, but also sort of relieved.
  • He is perfectly happy to make sure that no one ever knows he kissed Shiro, or for anyone other than Pidge to know he even has a crush on him for that matter.
  • Everyone of course figures out the crush part except Shiro and, oddly enough, Commander Holt.
  • Lance gives Matt advice, and Pidge has to jump in to tell Lance to shut the fuck up because his advice is terrible.
  • Matt wouldn’t be able to take it either way, because he would die of embarrassment at the things Lance was telling him worked.
  • Shiro is totally unaware of Matt’s crush, but he spends a lot of time with him because they’ve both been through this awful thing and while he’s had his friends for a while, Matt has just
  • He doesn’t realize he is killing Matt with his adorable attentiveness
  • Matt will often go to Pidge’s room and lament because he has no idea what to do because he just thought Shiro was cute before and now this shit is a thing and he doesn’t know what to do or how to handle it
  • Pidge still laughs
  • She isn’t surprised at all when Matt admits he kissed Shiro when he thought he would never see him again
  • Commander Holt is oblivious and everyone doesn’t tell him because it is kind of funny how he doesn’t notice Matt’s blatant crush
  • Matt is a bit cautious around Shiro’s arm since he has a bad experience with the Galra. Despite this though, he is one of the two who end up in charge of fixing it when it is broken, the other being Pidge of course
  • He

Not extremely shippy stuff now:

  • Matt and Commander Holt are just as much nerds about science as Pidge is.
  • Whenever they reach another planet, Matt will practically beg Pidge to take him along to explore
  • Of course she lets him
  • Matt ends up compiling all his notes about other planets and essentially has a blast.
  • Pidge is really glad that her brother is recovering from what he went through
  • The nickname Pidge makes her father and brother crack up, and now they call her by that too.
  • “You named yourself after our dog, Katie?”
  • “Shut up, I didn’t have help from you this time.”
  • Matt and Pidge often will go to each others’ rooms like they used to and talk.
  • They talk about how much they miss their mom and Earth.
  • Commander Holt nearly flips his shit the first time Pidge returns to the Castle injured, but knows he can’t stop her from being the Green Lion’s Paladin.
  • He certainly attempts to spend more time with her though because he could have died without spending enough time with her.
  • Matt and Commander Holt often will try to busy themselves when important things are happening and it isn’t safe for them to go with the Paladins, to keep their minds off the fact that Pidge (and Shiro) could be killed.
  • Matt joins in on the jokes that Pidge makes everything invisible.
  • Commander Holt and Matt are surprisingly chill at first by all the aliens until you remember they’ve spent quite a long time imprisoned with many different types of aliens and have learned a lot about cultures of different planets and such through them.
  • Matt eventually does show Pidge the scar Shiro gave him, at first not telling her because he is worried it will affect how she thinks of Shiro.
    • Imagine his surprise when he learns she was told about this already by Shiro and she
  • Commander Holt and Coran become buds
  • Matt is very friendly with Allura and asks a lot of questions about Altea and past Paladins. She is happy to answer them.
  • Lance acts like he is taking Matt under his wing when it comes to handling romance, but in reality both are clueless and Matt is really good at listening to other people’s problems and stuff, so it goes from Lance acting like a mentor in all issues relationships to Lance ranting about how the fuck Keith manages to aggravate him and make him want to kiss him at the same time.
  • (because I’m Klance trash now fite me)
  • Keith is asked to teach them how to fight because Matt is very smart but he was mostly flying by the seat of his pants in gladiator battles and Commander Holt has never fought a day in his life.
  • Matt catches on faster than Commander Holt because he does have slightly more experience
  • Commander Holt and Matt both immensely appreciate Hunk’s cooking, especially after eating prison food for so long
  • Matt often helps Hunk look for edible plants and such when they stop at planets, and they become buddies through this
  • When someone slips up and calls Shiro dad, Commander Holt asks, “If you’re Dad, and I’m Dad, then who is driving the plane?”
  • Pidge and Matt groan and Lance and Hunk bust out laughing. Shiro takes a moment before he also cracks up and whoops, there goes Matt’s heart.
  • Keith doesn’t get it
  • They trade dad jokes and Pidge begs for the sweet release of death
  • They have to find Matt a visor or something because he lost his glasses when he was captured, and while he and Pidge have similar eyesight, Pidge doesn’t have her contacts and is actually wearing her emergency glasses
  • Matt is immensely entertained that Pidge infiltrated the Garrison basically Clark Kent style + haircut.
  • He is less amused when he learns that Pidge essentially went back in the closet to find out what happened to him, and feels guilty about being the reason she did that.
  • They both agree never to tell their dad what she did, because he would definitely beat himself up over it.
  • They get the others to agree with them not to tell, though Shiro feels like they should.
  • Matt wants to punch the person who said Shiro was the reason they “died.”
  • and for withholding information about the Kerberos mission from the public and his and Shiro’s family.
  • That too.
  • Commander Holt has already thoroughly planned his lawsuit for when they get back
  • Matt first finds out Keith is part alien by accident.
  • He gives him medical details he learned from helping out aliens when they were injured in gladiator battles to try and help him place what kind of alien he is descended from.
  • He doesn’t even tell Pidge at Keith’s request.

Hope you enjoy! I’m in headcanon hell because of you.