Rocket & Lylla Headcannons
In writing my most recent fic (new chapter hopefully up tonight sorry!) I’ve decided to feature Lylla a lot more then I originally planned. In so doing I thought it would be cool to list some of the headcannons around Lylla and Rocket since there seems to be a lot of diversity in the fandom as to their relationship. These are just my personal thoughts (you can read more about them in my Lylla& Rocket Thoughts) post if you are really that interested.
-Lylla/Rocket have a platonic old married couple type relationship. They tease and poke each other’s buttons constantly but love each other.
-They met in the labs on Halfworld. Lylla was already there when Rocket arrived. His cage was across from hers.
-Lylla helped Rocket survive his first few months (sneaking him extra food, assuring the scientist he was fine otherwise he’d be euthanized whenever he was ill)
-Rocket and Lylla gave each other their names because they didn’t want to be referred to as Subjects.
-Rocket names Lylla after the flowers that the scientists put in some of the cages as part of an experiment to see how the subjects responded to comforting smells. They were actually lilies but he got the name confused because he didn’t have full linguistic capacity yet. He named her after them because like the flowers Lylla was “the only good thing in this hell hole.”
-Lylla names Rocket after she learns about weapons because rocket is “an explosive energy, something that can propelled you away, free you from a planet and from wherever you are confined, undoubtably powerful and to be respected
-Rocket knows that Lylla is smarter and more tactile then him but will never admit it
-Lylla is far more emotionally stable than Rocket
-Rocket and Lylla made plans to escape the lab together but when it came time something happened that only Rocket escaped, he thinks Lylla is dead
-Lylla is alive and out there somewhere but thinks Rocket is dead
-Lylla was the first person to call Rocket a raccoon
-Rocket has only truly bonded with Lylla and Groot
-Groot knows who Lylla is because Rocket has drunkenly talked about her.
-Rocket would tell Lylla made up stories about the world outside of the lab to comfort her
Add your own if you have them, I want to know!