Lance sees himself as the little finger and dispensable, but the little finger is
- where the red thread/string of fate is popularly believed to be tied to
- the finger used for making promises that must never be broken (”pinky swear/promise”)
- the finger where most rings indicating affiliations to groups or circles are historically worn (pinky/signet rings)
- (tw: mutilation) the finger yakuza cut off (yubitsume) to show repentance/atonement to their group for doing something wrong (breaking a promise made through “pinky swears/promises”—yubikiri—meant cutting off your pinky as well)
- (tw: injury) the finger that’s often overlooked but could cost your hand 50% of its strength when lost (you will literally not be able to grip properly if it’s so much as injured)
The little finger is the finger of bonds, loyalty, and support.