The vow of silenceThe vow of silence9 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Soundwave stopped talking.
It wasn't disastrous, as the Communications Chief continued conversing with his symbiotes and otherwise communicated quite a lot using whatever means necessary, be it audio samples, visuals or wireless comm. Anything, except his real voice.
Who knew it would make such a difference?
His voice was missed.
There had been other losses: bigger, more dramatic, with heavier impact... yet somehow this small loss symbolized them all.
The cycle that they had left their agonizing home planet in hot pursuit of their fleeing enemies was the cycle Soundwave had spoken his last words.
Coordinating their forces re-group, monitoring all the reports redirected to his private comm from the bridge console seemed not enough to keep the navy mech occupied. He used his free capacity to stare at Cybertron through one of Nemesis' window displays, watching the smoldering remnants of their home get smaller with their progress.
"We have killed it", - the spy said sensing the presence be