Ace Keith Headcanons
- He didn’t know it back then. He didn’t care about it. Ignored all his classmates who were passing around lewd magazines and just continued browsing why on earth pluto was no longer a planet. The injustice!
- When his classmates at the Garrison asked him if he ever had a girlfriend
“Never had one.”
“A boyfriend then?”
“Nope. None of that either.”
“I was not aware it was a requirement, Charles.”
Others thought he was a snob and a bit snarky after that.
- At night he just read books. Sometimes he drew things like spaceships and alien warships. He loved outer space and he was going to be an ace pilot and be the youngest pilot to go on a mission. His roommate gave up inviting him to parties to meet possible mates. “Have fun.” “You too.”
- When he wanted to be alone, he snuck up to the rooftop just so he could trace the constellations and get more inspiration for his drawings. He liked the quiet and the natural light the moon gave him to see what he was drawing on his skethpad.
“What are you doing in a place like this at this hour, cadet?”
Keith looked up to see the one and only Garrison Golden Boy.
“I could say the same for you, Sir.” He got back to drawing.
Shiro sat beside him and just watched him draw in silence.
- It became a thing. Shiro finding Keith on the rooftop, reading or drawing. They usually didn’t even talk, until Shiro broke their usual silence.
“How come you’re always up here? Why are you not with your friends? It’s not everyday you get to be in the city and have fun.”
Keith shrugged. “Hmm. Not really my type of fun or thing.”
- They became friends after that. Their feet dangling on the rooftop as Shiro would tell Keith a joke or something that happened to him in class. Keith didn’t draw all the time, he’d have the sketchpad on his lap and just laugh and tell Shiro things too.
- Their conversation led to talking about crushes one time, because that topic was always interesting.
“Had my first crush back in elementary,” Shiro laughed. “A bit silly to be honest. Then she liked me back and we became a couple.”
“Wow. That’s so… young.” Keith chuckled.
“How about you? Who was your first crush?”
Keith furrowed his eyebrows. “I’ve never had one.”
“What?” Shiro asked, a bit scandalized at the revelation. “No way!”
“I just haven’t seen anyone that way, I guess. If it happens, then it happens. But to be honest, I don’t think anyone will even like me since I’m not into that or see anyone like that.” Keith forced a fake cough.
Shiro was silent for a while and then he smiled. “Keith, do you know the word for that?”
“The word for what?” Keith looked confused.
“The word for what I think you are,” Shiro smiled fondly. “It’s asexual. Or ace for short. It’s basically someone who doesn’t experience sexual attraction.”
Keith blinked. “Oh.” Then he smiled. “I like that. Ace. What a nice word.”
“It is. You’re literally an Ace Pilot.” Shiro laughed.
“Oh, shut up.” Keith nudged Shiro playfully, causing his skethpad to fall.
- The next few months they were on the rooftop, Keith started the talk.
“I think I have my first crush now.”
“Oh really? Who is it?” Shiro raised an eyebrow, curious.
“It’s basically someone you admire, right?”
Keith nodded. “Okay, I’m sure it’s a crush then.”
“Keith! Who is it? Oh my god. Don’t kill me this way, man. I must know!”
Keith laughed. “Oh, I’m pretty sure you’ll know one day, Shiro.”
Shiro sat back, thinking that was probably enough of an answer. “Okay, so you have this crush on someone now. What do you want to do?”
“I might want to hold his hand one day. If he’d let me.”
Shiro smiled at his friend. “I hope you get to hold that boy’s hand, Keith.”
- A few months later, Keith asked Shiro if he could hold his hand.