Moment off dutyAmethyst put down the last one of the datapads she had just gone through and let out a relieved sigh. It had taken hours to get the medbay database in order and all the files and reports rearranged, but she was finally done. All the files were in their rightful places and the datapads on her desk were nicely arranged in categorized piles.
The medic leaned backwards in her chair, relaxed and offlined her optics – letting her audio receptors enjoy the sound of something quite unusual on board their ship.
She listened to the sound of silence.
Kron was outside training with Piper, who had insisted upon joining him, and Razerlight who always stuck close to the Decepticon mech was there too, to make sure Kron played fair. They had left few hours ago to take a walk deeper into the woods to find a place better suited for combat training practice than a small meadow their ship was currently residing on.
So, for once their home was filled with peace and quiet that allowed Amethyst and their te
Christmas MemoriesThe house bathed in sunlight. It was a two-stored old-fashioned mansion with decorative shutters and a large porch in front of the building. With snow covering the roof and the windowsills, leaving only some of the red painted walls visible, the house could have been taken out from any storybook for children. It was settled in the middle of the woods, looking sleepy, like it was only waiting for someone to come in to bring it to life.Christmas Memories1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
“So … what do you think?” Speedwind asked.
Opening and closing of car doors were heard as the rest of the crew crawled out of their van.
“It’s a house.” Razerlight snorted shortly.
Speedwind turned on his heels and flashed the brightest of smiles towards his crew. “Nope, it is a house where we are going to spend our Christmas in!” He smirked and slapped his mittens together. “So we’d better get to work with unpacking the car so we can make ourselves at home!”
Rody held the door open and Pi
Christmas Memories IIIt was the most beautiful item she had ever seen.Christmas Memories II1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
She had her nose and hands pressed onto the store window and she only saw the beautiful music box set on display. She barely heard the bustle of the busy street behind her. She only heard the tune of a beautiful song she knew the music box was playing as she tried her best to memorize every single detail on the gilded surface of it. And even less she could hear the impatient calls of her parents.
“Rachel! Come on! We don’t have all day for window shopping!”
The little girl turned and eyed her mother with pleading gaze. “Aww, mom please, just a moment longer!”
“No!” Came the strict reply as her mother foraged her bag and took out a palmtop to check her calendar. “We need to be back at the hotel in fifteen minutes! And you’ve already spent twenty minutes staring at that window! Time is money you know! And right now we have either of them to lose”
“Like you never would
Moment off duty IIIt was a crystal clear night.Moment off duty II7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Not a single cloud passed the dark sky and all the stars were shining. Every now and then a comet passed. It was just one of those nights one would just like to sit outside admiring the starry sky and feel all the worries drifting away.
It was the perfect night for stargazing.
And Speedwind was angry.
It was something that didn't happen often. Even the closest ones to the team leader only rarely got to see him driven mad. Yet there he was, sitting on the rooftop of their spaceship and he was literally fuming.
His day had started just like any other day - with a mindless quarrel between his second in command and the unofficial team mechanic. After few hours of solving the argument Speedwind had managed to make Razerlight and Kron cooperate. Then he had ordered them to take it out for a reconnaissance mission - and ended up solving yet another mindless quarrel.
Letting out a sigh Speedwind frowned. He had dealt with difficult comrades before. He had ne
Christmas Memories IIIChristmas Eve dawned clear and chilly.Christmas Memories III1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was the bright sunlight that actually woke Razerlight up. And she immediately felt miserable. The events of the previous day were still hovering in the back of her mind and she considered of staying in bed all day. She didn’t want to bear with the official dinner Speedwind had stated they would have and even less she wanted to embarrass herself with not having any Christmas gifts for anyone else.
The rest of the house sounded silent as she got up from her bed and shuffled her way downstairs. But the moment she opened the door into the living room, she was welcomed by an amazing scent of Christmas ham, gingerbread and a happy bustle.
Amethyst was running around, carrying plates to the table, checking the oven and humming a happy tune at the same. She was wearing a long evening dress and a white apron on top of it. Somehow she managed to maintain both the elegance of a sophisticated lady and the warmth of a homely family mother.
CheckmateThe night was pretty much like many other Speedwind had spent in guard.Checkmate11 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
He was sitting in the command center of their space ship and the scenery of open space was slowly gliding past the windows. The Autobot commander had in front of him a board that was divided into parts of all different sizes and shapes. On the board there was a game simulation with hologram pawns going on.
Speedwind had always imagined that wandering around the open space would be exciting. Seeing new things, discovering new worlds and witnessing the wonders beyond imagination.
Having done that, what had he seen. Stars.
Luckily, Speedwind was not easily bored. So after he had gotten enough stargazing during night shifts, he had spent most of his time operating with his favorite game.
Originally, the game had been a simple plate for tacticians to demonstrate the situation on the battlefield with moving pawns. Speedwind had seen such boards during his years in training and had developed an idea of a tactical game. An
Finally found ...Many would have stated a building like that only existed in action movies.Finally found ...6 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
The old sawmill in the middle of the vast jungle had everything in it that hinted anyone approaching to turn and flee - or lose your head. Barb wired fences, cameras and guards on every corner. Not that anyone had really tried to invade the sawmill since the mafia took it into new use. The impenetrable jungle surrounding the area and all the security guards made the building itself practically impossible to enter.
Then, somewhere in the upper floor, a guard responsible for the security cameras decided to have a cup of coffee. He stretched on his chair and took a last glance on the screens until he stood up and walked to the other side of the room. Nothing important would happen anyways.
Whistling happily, he took a cup and poured some black coffee in it from the pot on the table. Had he turned around that precise moment he might have had a glimpse of a head covered with golden curls that popped on one of the scr