Do you think Keith is afraid of the dark? Or Lance?
[my first reaction to this was “keith?? is not afraid of lance??? what the fuck??????” until I understood what you meant lmao]
So, are Keith or Lance afraid of the dark. I don’t think so. I don’t think any of the paladins are afraid of the dark - but let’s start with Lance, because he’s easier to prove:
He sleeps with a sleep mask. A sleep mask and headphones. On the first night in an alien ship. That’s not something he would do if he was afraid of the dark. He also tried to sneak out of the Garrison at night (!!!) and chose to hide in a really dark trashcan:
Sneaking around in general seems to be something he is pretty good at/used to. And that’s just not something you can do in broad daylight without making use of dark corners. So no, I don’t think he’s afraid of the dark.
[He is, however, afraid of unnatural darkness. In s1e9, Crystal Venom, he came pretty close to freaking out when the castle’s lights suddenly turned off. But it’s not the darkness itself that was the problem, it’s what it implies. Something was not right. He seems to be scared of ‘haunted’ things: “you wanna know what I think? I think this castle is haunted!” *shudders and looks from side to side*]
Next, Keith. He has to have explored Blue’s cave all on his own and while he most likely brought a flashlight, it doesn’t seem like the best activity for someone that is afraid of the dark. There was also the Blade of Marmora episode where Keith faced lots of his fears - but never once was darkness brought up:
We have Shiro leaving (into the light; but Keith was already chasing after him before the light appeared) and being forced to leave his past with any explanations for his Galra heritage behind (and the pic I chose is the darkest it gets). No darkness.
Most importantly though:
He wakes up from a nightmare. A nightmare that was bad enough to get him to try and leave the team to see if Zarkon is tracking him. It was dark in the nightmare itself too but he never even attempts to turn the lights on after waking up. Instead, he just grabs the knife and sits in a dark room:
So nope, I don’t think Keith is afraid of the dark either^^
So because @yourtropegirl is a devious little rapscallion, I must now plague the innocents with my face. (Would’ve been a smart aleck and have done it in the dark but.) So … Yeah, here’s a selfie my mother demanded of me whilst I was getting ready to attend a scholarship awards dinner.
waking up in the middle of the night is my worst thing to do because i start to hear House Noises which my mind convinces me is a home intruder who is going to brutally murder my entire family but leave me alive so when i get up tomorrow ill remember the noise i heard and feel guilty and then ill get wrongfully arrested and charged with 5 counts of first degree murder and get a triple life sentence, haunted for the rest of my days by the fact that I was innocent and the killer was out there in the world getting away with murder
me: *is home alone for a week* some adult™️ in my life: oh, all by yourself? throw any wild parties? c; me: *thinks back to when i sat in bed eating cereal and an entire bag of grapes in the dark at 1am* me: yeah, wild. haha..