(none of that abusive or extremely ooc shit cause…no)
-He never wants the team to feel concerned for him cause they’re in the middle of fighting a war. He doesn’t need to distract them with his problems. So, he talks to anyone he can that’s not on the team.
-Like he did with the yupper, if he makes an alien friend and they’re alone, he’ll try to vent for awhile. He starts to flirt with some aliens and go off with them, so the team thinks everything is good and normal. But when they’re alone and if the chance comes up, he’ll talk about how he feels.
-Everytime, the alien tells him to tell the team, but he just c a n t.
-Lance knows everyone has different connections but he can’t help but notice how Shiro rarely speaks to him and Hunk outside of battle and training.
-Lance won’t show whether he cares or not if someone insults him (unless it’s to keep up his and Keith’s rivalry) but if someone insults his friend(s) he will go ballistic
-Lance and Coran often talk about how they miss their home planets and try to bring each other up by telling stories from Earth and Altea.
-One day Lance decides to experiment with his team (since he’s quite good at reading and testing people) by not speaking unless he was spoken too. He noticed how little people besides Hunk actually talked to him casually.
-“hey Lance are you okay?”
“Yeah I’m fine.”
Narrator voice: “But he was not fine.”
-Coran suggests doing the mind melding exercise again and it’s kind of concerning how much Lance does n o t want to do it
-Lance’s mom gave him his jacket which is why he wears it so much. It’s like a piece of her.
-Lance has a knack for finding abandoned rooms in the castle like spacious storage areas or balconies. He likes to sit there when his insecurities get the best of him.
-Keith found him in one of those spaces once. They didn’t say a word, just sat in each other’s prescense. Lance only spoke when Keith got up to leave. He said, “Stay.”
-Lance wishes he could start over with Allura and just be nice so she wouldn’t roll her eyes and scoff when he tried to have fun with her (Allura doesn’t realize how the flirting just…stopped).
-The paladins visit a planet with rain and Lance has to try and keep himself from crying when he feels the water-like substance against his skin. (He does but plays it off like it’s the rain hitting his face)
-Lance knows his team isn’t obligated to praise his every action and validate him as much as he thinks he needs, but that doesn’t stop the voice in his head from convincing him that he’s just a seventh wheel after all.
-Once Shiro realizes how the unintential bias was affecting Hunk and Lance, he throughly apologizes and makes an effort to include them more.
-The team will never forget the day they all walked in on him sobbing and their perceptions of him were changed forever.
-From that moment on, they made an effort to include Lance in everything they could. An effort to compliment him when he did something great.
-Lance was extremely grateful. His insecurities were surely a battle with himself more than anything, but the team’s support meant the world to him.