that little Peter learned to whistle just like Yondu so he could both protect
himself and just mess with people.
Peter is, he probably quickly figured out that for one, Yondu wasn’t going to
eat him, no matter how much he threatened to – in fact, Yondu was the one
person standing between Peter and those wanting to get rid of him because he
was just “cargo” like most of the time. And second, the boy realized that Yondu
is as feared as he is respected by his crew. One whistle, and everyone stands
very, very still.
Peter counted two and two together and learned to whistle (it sounds almost
like Yondu), he tends to wait when someone calls him “cargo” or “food” again
and once that person isn’t looking directly at him anymore, he whistles.
And has a
damn good laugh when his victim goes very, very
pale, fearfully looking around because there is the tiniest chance that the
Captain had heard them threatening the boy again, and then Peter laughs even louder when the realization hits the
other that Yondu is nowhere to be seen.
being a little pest from time to time.
knows about it, but doesn’t bother to put an end to it. In fact, he may or may
not have a good laugh about it himself.)
Peter: Because I told you to, that’s why! Groot: I am Groot? Peter (Infuriated): Or what? Or what? Or…Or I’ll let Drax eatyou!
Peter realizes what he just said and stares at Groot with wide eyes. Groot mumbles some reply and stalks off, but Peter’s just standing there, unable to breathe for several minutes. He retreats to the bridge to stare out the window listening to his Zune on repeat for the rest of the night and nobody can figure out what’s up.
Except maybe Kraglin, who heard the whole thing, and watches Peter with a nostalgic, sympathetic smile.