for @powerovernothing - hope this is ok, i don’t know how english speaking children talk these days. ;)
Some Peter and Yondu, father/son feelings with: “Just breathe, okay?”
After a while, little Peter was slowly getting more comfortable on the ship of his kidnappers. But he had bad dreams all night. One day while stealing something for Yondu with his little hands, the Captain of the Ravagers noticed how tired the boy was. “Hoy, Pete, whats up?”, he asked, trying to sound as nice as possible.
The little terran boy answered quietly: “Nothing, Captain.” He already learned to keep his secrets by himself.
But in the evening, back on the ship, Peter visited Yondu in his quarters. “Can I come in?”, he asked while knocking on his door. Yondu opened, looking surprised. “Shouldn’t ye being asleep?”, he asked, but he let the young one in. Peter sat on the bed, looking on the ground. “Wanna tell me now, boy?”
Yondu had to smile. Of course he tried to be tough, because the boy needed to learn fast how the galaxy works. But he couldn’t help himself, he felt some fatherly feeling growing inside him since they picked Peter up. And the boy looked way too sick because of how thin he was and with big rings unter his small eyes.
“Why are you so nice, Yondu? Normally you threaten me with letting the others eat me when i come to you.”, Peter said. He maybe was young, but he already had a quick tongue. Yondu smirked. “Still can do this, boy. Now finally tell me whats wrong or i’ll worm it out of ya.”
Yondu prepared something to drink, he believed it would calm the boy down. While putting some spices in some hot liquid, Peter finally explained. “I have bad dreams since you kidnapped me. Waking up every night is exhausting.”
The blue Captain handed him a cup and filled it. After this Yondu went down on his knees to look him into the eyes. “Wanna stay here tonight? I promise i’ll protect ya, kid.” Peter looked at him. “Really?” Yondu nodded.
Later that night, Yondu waked up because the small creature beside him screamed. “What ya doin, kid?”, he asked drowsy. Peter just whimpered, what made Yondu grunting. He embraced the kid and hugged him tightly. “Just breathe, ‘kay? Breathe and everything will be alright, boy.”
Soon the little Terran sleeped again. The nightmares became less frequent and everytime they came back Yondu was there for him.