No one will ever see Ratchet pull this face again. Seriously, I have never seen him so freaked out, because every time he sees a huge horrible monster he eventually has to fight it, and he’s probably thinking this one will be the end of him.
into the garage, Ratchet had finally returned from hero work. You
half expected him not to return, the rest of the Lombaxes weren’t in
this dimension after all.
how could he leave the person he loved most in the universe?
Clank over to his room, he noticed you on the workbench,
concentrating very thoroughly. Ratchet smiled, inviting himself in.
Placing Clank on the bed, spark out asleep, he addressed you.
Y/N. You’re up late.” “Ratchet…?” Dropping your tools
lightly onto the surface, you spun round to the noise. There your
boyfriend was, stood in front of you and tilting his head slightly in
reply. “Ratchet!” Throwing your arms round him was welcomed. He
didn’t want to let you go, the flight back had been so long. Clearing
your throat, you stood back at the bench, fiddling with all the nuts
and bolts scattered across the wood. An air of sorrow washed across
your features as the bolt screwed out of its place again. “You came
course I came back,” taking a few steps forward, he peered behind
him to look at the window. “Did something happen? Talk to me.”
Never taking your eyes off the workbench, you repeated Grim’s
words. “'Promising ship scrubber like you doesn’t want to be
holed up here in Veldin for the rest of your days’. Grim was
convinced you wouldn’t. I was going to move to Aleero City.” “When?” “Tomorrow.”
the Lombax pressed his body against yours, forcing your pelvis to dig
into the workbench. “Shit… Done it again…” You mumbled,
losing grip of the tool again. Bunching your hair with his hands, he
shifted it from one shoulder to the other, making room to rest his
chin in the crook of your neck.
the old man got you doing now then? Before tomorrow?”
this engine back together but… Of course I’m not a mechanic. I only
took it apart to clean it and he forgot you weren’t around to put it
back together and I have no idea what I’m doing–!”
Okay. I can fix it.” Reaching through, he took the tool from you
and began to fix it. “So, anyway, there was this artefact called
the Dimensionator, which is broken right now,” Ratchet began, “and
supposedly, you can travel to other dimensions when you wear i–”
why did you come back?” Pushing against his hands, he ceased
movement. Your feet spun on the spot to make eye contact.
why wouldn’t I?”
could have used it. Found the others and–” “What, and left
you here?” Ratchet sounded agitated, like you were trying his
patience. Placing a hand on his forehead, there was no sign of
fever. He swiftly took it from his head, just holding it. “Cut it
sorry it’s just… I don’t understand. You have the ability to fix
this; thing and do what you wanted. I’m just a human, there isn’t
many of us left either–”
aren’t just a human!” He grabbed your arms, shaking you in
frustration. “You’re my human. My family. You, Grim and
Clank.” Squeezing his eyes shut, the furry man held back tears. You
swapped places, so he could hide his emotions. “I care about you.”
Fuzzball.” Running your palm across his limp ear, he didn’t take
his eyes off of the engine, continuing to repair it. “I wasn’t trying to upset you. I’m just
making sure this is what you want.”
humans. Needing a reason for fucking everything…”
you go out of your way for the whole galaxy. Do you not think that
you deserve what you want for once.”
are what I want. I want you.” He thundered, vibrating your neck
slightly with his teeth.
You stammered, giggling slightly as you tried to push him away,
shoving at his chest. “You just got back. Aren’t you exhausted?”
but, screwing these bolts made me realise I have some looooong
overdue screwing of myown to do.” You gasped in
surprise at his bluntness as he gently clasped your throat with a
yeah? Looks like you’re going to have to deal with it. You aren’t