Rocket and Groot
Anonymous said: Rocket getting drunk & emotional and Starlord petting him to sleep?
This’d be funnier if it didn’t happen so often. Rocket struggles in Peter’s arms as the human carries him away from the bar.
"Put me down, goddamnit! I can take that guy!"
"No doubt about that, Rocket." Peter says, wearily. He wouldn’t carry Rocket at all if the creature wasn’t falling-down-drunk- he knows it’d be an affront to his dignity. "I’m just making sure you don’t get murder on your rap sheet."
"Damn right! He needs protection from me!" Rocket wriggles around and up to look over Peter’s shoulder. "You hear me, asswipe? YOU NEED PROTECTION FROM ME! CAUSE I’M A MONSTER!"
Rocket shakes a hairy fist and Peter puts a warning hand on his back.
"You’re not a monster, you idiot. You’re just drunk."
"A DRUNK MONSTER!"
"Yeah, sure." Peter can’t help it- Rocket is too much like his grandad’s cat. His fingers flex in the fur and Rocket snuggles down to rest his head on Peter’s shoulder.
“‘snice.” His voice gets lower, eyes half-closed. “Keep doin’ it.”
Peter says nothing and continues skritching Rocket until the raccoon’s breathing gets regular and he starts breathing steady waves of alcohol fumes down the back of his jacket.
Well, it beats getting in another bar fight.