I’m gonna go OOC and make an actual suggestion here- if you dislike the taste of alcohol, mix Amaretto (a sweet, almond-based liquor) with pineapple juice. Tastes like punch and you only need three or four glasses to get completely smashed!
After three hours spent as sole caregiver to her brother’s daughters, Solana was beginning to have serious doubts about her own suitability as a parent, which made her current state of impending motherhood all the more terrifying. No going back now. Not even if she was having sudden visions of just how woefully underprepared she was. And she was. In vivid color.
Taking the girls off their parents’ hands for a day had seemed like such a good idea at the time. Step one to reaching coveted cool aunt status. Girls day out. Or in. Something. Fun. Definitely fun.
To be honest, she hadn’t actually thought that far ahead when she made the offer.
Garrus had an itinerary of political obligations as long as his arm, which only made Solana shudder and wonder how she could ensure her own position in the Hierarchy rose no further than it was already. Though Shepard had been perfectly willing to stay and entertain the children, Garrus did not disguise how much he wanted her with him. More than that, Solana knew they were far more effective a team when working together, especially when it came to fighting for things they believed in. Solana wasn’t privy to the details, but whatever it was they were dealing with now left a grim expression on her brother’s face whenever he thought no one was looking. Shepard’s wasn’t much better.
While arguing with one or the other of them was possible, when they presented a unified front, Sol wasn’t sure they’d ever actually failed. Being on kid-duty for a day seemed a small price to pay, if it helped relieve some of the tension lurking beneath her brother’s plates or in the furrowed cant of Shepard’s human brows.
Off they’d gone, and with them Naxus and her father to their respective work, leaving Solana in possession of two sleepy girls and many hours to fill. The sleepiness had worn off after breakfast, replaced by the kind of frenetic activity Solana usually associated with a firefight. Or stims. Or stims during a firefight.
I’m just gonna let my feelings fly. Major spoilery stuff is behind a cut.
Somebody said they headcanon Mantis as autistic.
I TOTALLY DO TOO!!!
BABY GROOT BABY GROOT BABY GROOT BABY GROOT BABY GROOT BABY GROOT BABY GROOT BABY GROOT BABY GROOT BABY GROOT BABY GROOT BABY GROOT BABY GROOT BABY GROOT BABY GROOT
Baby Groot trying to eat a bug and Rocket being all “what’s in your mouth? Spit it out!” cracked me up. (Groot was so autistic in this movie omg)
Baby Groot puking green stuff was gross and funny. He pukes just like human babies do– with a smile. lmfaoooo!
Drax and his nipples. lmao. (Drax was so autistic in this movie.)
THE MOVIE TOTALLY PLAYS INTO MY HEADCANON THAT DRAX THINKS SHIRTS HURT.
Lots of cute stuff, holy shit. So much cute.
I almost died of cute.
BABY GROOT STIMS BY TWIRLING THE TWIGS ON HIS BODY WITH HIS FINGERS!
BABY GROOT PUTS HIS FINGERS IN HIS MOUTH AND FALLS ASLEEP ON DRAX’S SHOULDER AND DRAX WAS RUBBING HIS BACK LIKE SUCH A DAD…
MANTIS! MANTIS MANTIS MANTIS MANTIS!
Mantis sensing Drax when he’s missing his daughter and crying, omg. She is such a sweet character. (And totally autistic, suck it NT’s.)
Drax was calling Mantis ugly all through the movie but I think he was trying to mimic the dynamic Quill has when he’s insulting the hell out of Rocket. It’s such a typical example of how an autistic person tries to mimic the nuances of a group and failing and getting treated like crap instead. But Mantis picks up on the truth and appears to recognize that Drax isn’t saying mean things to be mean, he’s trying to be funny. (It just comes off real bad at first.)
DRAX ASKING EGO STRAIGHT UP IF HE HAS A PENIS XD!!! That srsly made me LMAO and so was everyone else in the theater!
SHIRTLESS YONDU!!!! (Yes he is blue alllll over.)
Yondu saying he was being funny when he told Quill he was going to eat him.
Yondu calling Groot a twig.
Arrow badassery. So much arrow badassery.
“I don’t fly it with my head, I fly it with my heart!”
The Hoff…lmao srsly
Rocket swearing all over the place. Gee, I wonder where Groot learned it.
SINGING ROCKET AAAAAH MY JAM!
Rocket showing he can physically fight!!!
Fleetwood Mac music, YESSSS.
Yondu being able to pick Rocket’s tough guy act apart because they have similar backgrounds and are a lot alike. OMG.