Spoilers for Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Author's Note- This little one-shot drabble thing will most likely become AU once Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty comes out. Subsequently, this is just how I feel the general emotions would be once the duo is reunited.

Disclaimer- Ratchet and Clank do not belong to me. They are the property of Insomniac Games and Sony respectively.

Ratchet stood in awe before his recently returned robotic friend ,and an immeasurable smile broke over his face as well as a few tears of joy. It had felt like an excruciatingly long amount of time had passed since he had last been in the same physical realm as Clank.

The lombax was reminded of the instance when the duo had been reunited after a momentary separation on Repoor. Back then, they had stopped short of hugging one another, and had settled for a fist bump. That was not the case this time as Ratchet dropped down on both knees and gathered his best friend into a fierce hug. Clank returned the sentiment with the same amount of fierceness.

The moment that needed no words was interrupted when Captain Qwark burst into tears. "This is so touching! I need a tissue," sobbed the faux hero.

Talwyn Apogee slowly rubbed his back in an attempt to console the big lug while also dabbing at her own wet eyes.

The recently reunited duo had broken apart at this outburst. Clank returned his attention to Ratchet when the lombax had placed a hand on the small robot's shoulder. Clank could not help but smile as he saw that Ratchet's eyes were still gleaming.

Months of following numerous leads, battling various enemies, solving strange puzzles, and blowing up everything and anything had made this moment possible. It had been more than worth it.

"Welcome home, buddy," choked out the no longer lonely lombax.