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At first Cocky didn’t believe Rocket at all. His hand still clutched the knife, all his muscles ready to spring.

But Rocket just kept drinking his beer and both his hands were in Cocky’s field of vision. The huge gun Rocket had brought in was under the table, but the raccoonish mercenary would have a knife embedded in his face long before he could even reach for it. For a couple of seconds Cocky actually considered a preemptive strike, but then he remembered Groot. Even if he managed to take Rocket out, Groot would be a problem. And  Rocket seemed sincere enough.

A heavy knot untied inside Cocky and he let the knife go. He reached for his beer with a trembling hand and emptied it.

“Can’t blame you for being paranoid,” Rocket said, sympathetically. “But for what it’s worth, not a lot of people would even consider hunting you down for the reward. For starters, it’d be a tough job, and even if successful, it would make a lot of people angry. Besides,” he shrugged, “no one likes the Khail. They’re jerks and they have no honor. General opinion is that they would probably kill the merc so they wouldn’t have to pay the reward.”

“That is true, but you never know,” Cocky said hoarsely, trying to put his racing heart at ease. “In any case, thank you for not considering it an option. I’d have to kill you or die in the process. No offense.”

Rocket shrugged. “Cornering a desperate man is never wise.  I had something else in mind. Something you can actually help me with.”

Cocky raised his ears. “And what would that be?”

“Word on the street is that your last job landed you a sweet bonus. If what I’m hearing is true, they gave you a Gun. Well, one for each of your team. If I’m not mistaken, that means at least three of them. One for your girl, one for your pilot, and one for you.”

Cocky considered lying, but then immediately discarded it. Rocket seemed to know too much, anyway. “There ARE three of us. And yes, we got some Guns.”

Rocket’s eyes sparkled. “Oh, man. I’ve heard a lot about them. Is it true you can blow up a small planetoid with it?”

“There is a reason they’re illegal, Rocket,” Cocky said, dancing around the question.

“I know, I know. Listen, Cocky. I need to borrow yours. For a job. I’d return it, of course, I have no intention to steal it. I know it’s a lot to ask, but do me a solid on this. I give you my word.” Rocket’s enthusiasm was off the charts. “Your team still has two additional Guns, and there’s not a lot of jobs you can land while in this can, anyway. You’ll barely miss it.”

“Eeeeh…” Cocky smiled apologetically. “I don’t actually have it, Rocket.”


“I… uh, I gave it away. To someone. On Earth.”

Rocket blinked. Amazingly enough, he seemed offended.

“You had a Gun. You gave it away.”

“That’s it.”

“She must have been amazingly hot.”

For a second, Cocky had no idea what Rocket was talking about. Finally, he said. “She who? No, I gave it to a guy named Max.”

Rocket just raised his eyebrow and Cocky felt all the blood rushing to his face. “No, no no no. It wasn’t like that. I actually hated the guy.” Oh gods, Cocky did not want to talk about Max at all.

“You gave your Gun to a guy you hated,” Rocket stated, deadpan.

“It’s a very complicated story, okay?? But you only need to know this. I probably saved Earth by doing so.”

“Yeah. Okay.” At least, apparently, Rocket was not interested in hearing that story. “But you’re going to let me borrow another one of your Guns, right?  Look, I wouldn’t ask if I wasn’t desperate.”

Rocked did sound desperate. Suddenly Cocky was angry. He didn’t really know if Rocket had scared him about the bounty on his head as a way to leverage or even vaguely threaten him. In any case, he had suddenly felt terrified and vulnerable, and that was a very good way to make him furious. His voice got cold.

“But  they’re not MY Guns, man. You’d have to ask them.”

“Oh, c’mon.” Rocket seemed annoyed. “You’re the captain of this ship and leader of your team. You can simply give them the order…”

Cocky smiled. “I’m not Captain OR the leader.  Desiree is. You know, the woman you so crudely tried to hit on a while ago. Good luck with THAT.”

Rocket’s tone got louder and that did an amazing job making Cocky even angrier than before.

“Are you telling me that after commanding entire FLEETS you’re here in this sorry bucket taking orders from a chick???”

Cocky had to remind himself to let go of the empty beer bottle before it shattered into a million pieces.

“It’s a very welcome change of pace,” he said, softly. “And she’s very good at what she does. Last I looked, her team got three Guns and your team has none.”

Rocket snarled and Cocky knew he had made a mistake
Looks like a winner by crfh-maritza
Looks like a winner

In the context of this post:…

Max and Cocky make a bet. Texas Hold'Em, and the winner picks the outfit of the loser.

Max won that time.

Cocky won this time.

Max hates everything.


Send me a note if yer interested :)
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2ndMercWithAMouth Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the favs :D
crfh-maritza Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
No problem!! :D
Darkraven3441 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hey! Thanks for the favorite!
crfh-maritza Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
np, reading with great interest
StarryGers2190 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thak you for ze favs Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Wink/Razz 
MadMosquito Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Thanks for the fave, Mari.
hydranoid2009 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, just thought I would let you know you inspired me to do my own story in your part comic, part story style ^^ this journal explains the story if your curious:…
crfh-maritza Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
So I saw! Good luck on your endeavour. We need more mixed fanfics!
hydranoid2009 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! The first two chapters are up if your interested in taking a look
Pythagasaurus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fav! :iconheartpyeplz:
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