aight so. headcanon where lance develops a habit of going through his family’s birthdays and names so he won’t forget anything. he mumbles on the way to breakfast sometimes, or when they’re about to train. sometimes before they go to battle, even. keith hears him mumbling a lot. he doesn’t know who they are, not really. he’s smart enough to figure out that they matter to lance though, and so he listens, even if lance is just talking to himself. lance does it so often that keith memorizes it too.
one day lance is mumbling, which is fine and good, and keith knows how this goes, until lance forgets. so keith helps him out, and it’s a good moment. a nice moment. they don’t talk about it again, not really, but it gives lance some ease to know that somebody’s listening. somebody knows. somebody can remember if he forgets again.
he’s glad it’s keith.