“Hey, uh… can you leave us alone for a sec?”
“I am Groot,” he replied, and headed for the gardens.
Rocket stepped closer to the otter, who was now busy at what looked like a database computer, her tail neatly inserted through a hole in the back of the swivel chair.
“C’mon, Lylla. Just talk to me.”
Lylla stopped typing. From behind, Rocket could see her head droop and her shoulders slump. She was quiet for a moment.
“You left, Rocket. You left and didn’t even tell anyone. No message, no warning. You just up and disappeared one day. If it weren’t for the fact that you’d taken the Rakk ’n’ Ruin, we might have thought you were kidnapped or dead. Even then, you could have died later and we’d never have known it.
“…We were supposed to explore the galaxy