some stupidly fluffy dratchet headcanons
- Drift’s little dorsal fins flutter when he’s excited. Ratchet likes to touch them, stroke them, and kiss them. They’re not very sensitive on the surface, but underneath the plates– where wires and nerve bundles are protected by the fins– they are extremely pleasurable for them to be stroked. Drift will happily sit and let Ratchet play with them, letting them shift and shudder when Ratchet hits a good spot.
- Drift is extremely touchy-feely, and this has been amplified after he spent so much time away from anyone he’s ever cared about. After reuniting with Ratchet, Drift spends their downtime just feeling Ratchet’s frame while Ratchet does something else, like reading (or repairing Drift…) Ratchet used to find it strange and perhaps annoying to have someone constantly touching him, but he’s grown accustomed to Drift’s nature and want to touch and he lets him do his thing. Ratchet had learned to find it pleasurable, and thought that Drift’s total focus on his frame was kind of cute and totally hot.
- Ratchet’s chevron, much like Drift’s finials, is sensitive as hell. If Ratchet is ever feeling upset or anxious or bothered, Drift will drag him onto the berth with him and stroke that chevron gently to calm him down. He also whispers words of comfort against Ratchet’s helm. He tells him that he’s “done enough, and now it’s his turn to be cared for,” and that he “is far away from anyone who can hurt you,” and how much Drift loves him and appreciates their time together. It works wonders. Ratchet finds the gesture extremely comforting, the words even more so.