peregrineroad replied to your post: Oooh! Yondu/Meredith, haunted.
I think actually, in the beating scene, he’s very actively working the crowd while also feeding Peter prompts? Like…‘is that what she’s been filling your head with, boy? sentiment?’ is both displacing the responsibility from Peter to an outside influence, and telegraphing that moral reasons aren’t gonna work: Peter needs to come up with a material advantage to letting him go. etc.
Ohhhh man, I LOVE this! ‘cause wow, that hits my competence kink like whoa. He’d be having to guide the onlookers to see what he wants them to see, and guide Peter in the direction he wants him to go, all without letting the crowd catch a hint of what he’s actually doing.
Yondu is so smart. He doesn’t often get credit for it, and he can be a complete idiot about some things, because his damage gets in his way. But he really is very sharp, very quick-witted. And I guess he’d have to be, to survive the things he’s survived.