When Meta Knight awakens Star Dream it executes Sword_Master.exe, a program designed to test the skill of a swordsman by pitting them against the strongest warriors in the galaxy. The first challenger is a clone of Dark Matter who appears to have stolen the Rainbow Sword, a weapon once used to defeat it.
according to the wiki and Ego’s words: With Ego’s planet gone, Peter loses his
immortality which he had possessed before without even knowing it. While he
probably will still be slightly more endurable and stronger than an ordinary
human, since he is still half-Celestial and their bodies are surely more
endurable than a human’s, that means that Peter is now very, very mortal.
although nobody knew that he was technically immortal before (if one can trust
Ego, anyway), there probably will be
a moment when the Guardians realize that Peter only could have pulled stunts
like touching the Infinity Stone or surviving in space when helping Gamora for
so long because he was immortal.
Now that he
isn’t, well – suddenly they realize that their
reckless, selfless Terran can now very well die if he should pull stunts like that again.
to the Guardians pretty much clinging to Peter, not letting him out of their
sight again. Groot basically stays glued to Peter’s shoulder, Rocket takes up
the other shoulder more often than not – something he had not done before –
Drax stays close to Peter like a bulky shadow, and Gamora, as much as Peter
loves her, suddenly being a whole lot quicker when it comes to pulling out her
weapons to protect him from potential danger is slightly unsettling to Peter.
down to Peter giving up – he is bent over the control panel of the Quadrant to chart their course and everyone is basically lying on him again,
either literally or figuratively. That’s when he snaps.
guys, what is going on that I’m
getting buried under all of you?”
dude, I don’t have a problem with you sitting up there,” Peter glances at his
other shoulder, where Rocket is all but sprawled out, tinkering at whatever
little device he has come up with. Right behind him, there is Drax, all but
crowding Peter against the panel. “I have more of a problem with the other guys
play favorites on the baby tree,” Rocket murmurs without looking up.
about favorites, Rocket - you are very fucking literally breathing my air here.”
“And now he
claims the air for himself. Greedy,
want to keep you safe, Quill,” Drax, states bluntly as ever before the two
others can start a fight.
blinks, looking from Drax to Groot, who nods, and to Rocket, who avoids his
gaze, which is telling in its own right. “… Um. Thanks, but… why?”
is worried that you could die,” the way Mantis says it is very much too cheerful for the topic they are
talking about. It makes Gamora, who sits next to the young girl, rolls her eyes
in that Seriously? way of hers. Even
Kraglin, who is helping Mantis putting up her hair in a braid, looks a bit
doesn’t get what’s going on, and that something
is going is very obvious because his friends are the literal opposite of secretive.
that they are being this silly, following him step for step 24/7 just because
they are worried, though… It still makes warmth spread through him nonetheless.
relents with a fond sigh. “…Okay, okay. But give me some room to breathe, please, alright?”
you mean I should get down then, you
lil’ traitor – I can stay up here all the same! He can breathe fine!”
actually likes it up there.”
remember what we told ye about keepin’ things to yerself?”
do you… ? Ooooh, I see.”
“Yep, now ye got it.”
surrounded by idiots.”
idiots are your family, much like your murderous sister is.”
doesn’t contradict the other.”
whole room erupts in arguments again.
very, very close to smacking his forehead against the panel in despair, and
faintly wonders if the fact that the warmth hasn’t left him and he’s still
grinning from ear to ear makes him a hopeless madman.
Then again –
he’s always had some issues. He can deal with a few more.