Clipped Chapter 1"Oh scrap," Starscream cried out as he saw the motorcycle autobot enter the small enclosure he'd found in the cave. He had one hand on a minuscule deposit of energon, and was otherwise preoccupied with keeping himself clinging to the rock face a good twenty feet off the ground.Clipped Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Starscream, I had a feeling I'd find you here," Arcee said with a cold stare, raising two guns and preparing to shoot. "This is for Cliff-"
"Wait! WAIT! This cavern is unstable from over mining-!" He curled up and covered his head with his arms as two blaster shots came his way, descending to the ground at an alarming rate. The relatively short tumble was not nearly as concerning as the small rocks that hit him while he lie on the ground; only a warning of the much more substantial boulders that hurriedly followed.
Starscream moaned in discomfort as he came to, a sharp pain twinging right broad wing. Without thinking much of the situation he was in, he jerked left as he sat up. A sharp metallic sound echo
Clipped Chapter 2Arcee sat in front of the school, waiting for Jack to finish. Relief surged through the bot as the final bell rang and she was assured a small wait for her human charge. When he finally arrived and mounted the seat, she was ready to take off and did, well over the 15 mph limit for the school zone.Clipped Chapter 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Woah, Arcee, you okay?" He asked, still shoving his helmet on while trying to appear as if he was driving.
Curtly, she replied," Fine."
"Yeah, try telling me that while you're not trying to run a red light."
She must have just realized the traffic lights were yellow and screeched to a halt, her treads feeling the burn. "I could have made it easily."
"What's that you're always telling me about the whole-"
"Jack, I'm not really in the mood for a lesson right now," She interrupted. It had been only three days since being trapped in that cave and treating the decepticon ended up being more than Ratchet had anticipated and took a full day. Seeing the other completely helpless and having to hear a
Clipped Chapter 4"Starscream?" Arcee asked as she entered the main control room, seeing said mech sitting on the ground and holding holding his head in his servos. It was very late at night, so why was he up, much less in the control room?Clipped Chapter 43 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Oh, Arcee, forgive me," he pleaded in the tone of voice he reserved for when he was being most pathetic.
"Oh, Primus, what did you do?"
"I- I almost contacted Nemesis to give them coordinates!" He said, looking to her and getting to his knees, imploring her to forgive him more. "It was a moment of weakness, but I swear, I'll never be swayed, ever!"
Walking up to him, she glared down at him and placed her servos on her hips. "You said almost, right? Then I guess we can forgive you." She didn't really see the point of him owning up to it if he didn't actually go through with it.
"I had been thinking to appease Megatron, I don't what came over me!"
She scoffed at this. He had chronic backstabbing disorder, that's what. She glanced curiously as he continued his pleading
Clipped Chapter 6"Starscream, give me a hand," Ratchet requested. Everyone was on patrol, and the kids had school, but Starscream was on more or less a house arrest. The seeker walked over, obviously annoyed, and waited for instructions.Clipped Chapter 63 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Could you just hold this here?" Ratchet asked, pointing to a clip on the engine he was working on. Starscream obediently did so without the slightest quip, perking the doctor's interest. With some hesitation, the medic began," So..." He quickly ended his attempt to start up a conversation with the seeker. They didn't really seem have anything in common, and Ratchet wasn't much of a social butterfly anyways.
"If you're going for optimum output, might I suggest you reroute the power relays like this?" He traced a path that wound in a significantly different pattern than the pre-existing one.
"Hmm, I didn't even consider that."
"Yet, I'm sure," Starscream automatically added.
"No need for flattery here. It won't get you anywhere," The medic shrugged off. Taking a
Clipped Chapter 8Ratchet had been working a solid two hours, the latter with Bumblebee's assistance. He just couldn't get the mech to stabilize. Noticing the scout's servos starting to fumble, the doctor called," Arcee, I could use a hand over here." They couldn't afford time for tired minds, and surgery took its toll, especially for those untrained.Clipped Chapter 83 years ago in Romance More Like This
Coming as requested, she looked to the floor and apologised," I'm sorry, but I feel I'm emotionally compromised."
"I'm sorry," the doctor echoed snidely. "But he doesn't have time for emotionally compromised."
Arcee nodded solemnly, and asked," Okay, what is it you need me to do?" She was thankful to receive comprehensible orders. Ratchet knew how to control a medical situation, even in situations like this.
In an ideal setup, he'd have a team of bots, mechs who could tell the difference between a rotary linkage cable and the other black cable that the blue femme swore looked exactly like it. Or, he would at least have a few bots dedicated to the learning
Clipped Chapter 3"Prime?!" Fowler's voice came through the console.Clipped Chapter 33 years ago in Romance More Like This
"What is it Agent Fowler?" Ratchet asked, Optimus Prime being gone with Bumblebee in South Africa and obviously unavailable at head quarters.
"Decepticons must have attacked one of my men's bases, it has a small energon pool in it! I want to know why you guys don't seem to even give it mind."
"Woah, there, calm down. We didn't know," Arcee retorted, walking up behind Ratchet. "Is there anything you can discern as being their cause for attacking?"
"Well, here's the strange thing. None of my men saw or heard anything, when presumably a twenty foot robot paraded through the base while injured. And, the intruder only took two missiles."
"Only two? What kind?" Ratchet asked.
"A set of AIM-9L Sidewinders," The other responded.
Arcee and Ratchet exchanging glances, they simultaneously voiced together," Starscream."
"Starscream?" The agent echoed.
Typing the coordinates that were presented as the assaulted base, Ratchet confirmed," The
Clipped Chapter 13"Starscream! What are you doing?!"Clipped Chapter 133 years ago in Romance More Like This
Starscream tentatively looked back, the tips of his feet hanging over air. He stood at the very top of the military silo that the autobots called headquarters, dangerously close to teetering off the very tall building for a massive plummet to the harsh, abrasive rock below. Arcee looked so disconcerted... Why was she upset...?
"Starscream, answer me," Arcee instructed in a low, serious tone. She had noticed Starscream's absence and tracked him to the roof of their base, and just arrived to see something she found terrifying. The seeker's arms were held to the sides, and he looked for all intents and purposes like he was contemplating jumping. Jumping stories upon stories to the solid earth beneath their base.
"Feeling the breeze," He answered, his voice holding an odd disconnection from what he was saying. Tilting his head back, he shuttered his optics and leaned forwards a bit, enough to send the femme on high alert and jerk towards him, expec
Clipped Chapter 5The tip of his finger disintegrated as it came in contact with the computer terminal, rust having spread across his arms and servos in the final stages of the cybonic plague. He'd seen this happen to all of his colleagues, only one other survived. What monstrosity had he lead their team into making?Clipped Chapter 53 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Fallsteak," He coughed," I don't believe we shall make it through." He weakly turned his head, feeling the mechanics of his neck crumble as he did so. Starscream saw his companion gazing back with almost pink eyes, they were so dim. "I'm sorry," He apologized meekly. It had been on his suggestion that Megatron ordered the the biological weapon manufactured, and all for gaining esteem and power.
Rust rash covered the entirety of Fallstreak's face, and flaked off as he opened his mouth and said," Starscream, it's too late for apologies."
Pain constricted Starscream's spark and he had to look away from his suffering friend. Fallstreak was probably the closest friend Starscream had made sin
Clipped Chapter 9"Starscream?" A young voice called, rousing the immobile cybertronian out of his boring and mind-numbing staredown with the ceiling (neither had won yet, and Starscream was half to the point of vowing to blow up the ceiling once he got movement back so that he could win).Clipped Chapter 93 years ago in Romance More Like This
"What is it, fleshling?" He asked, glaring down at the boy with glasses, Raf he was pretty sure the name was. The boy had been thoughtful enough to remain in an area Starscream could see with his limited range of motion in his neck, or as the ex-con suspected, at least just happened to stay where he could see him out of luck.
"I know you don't like humans very much-"
"But I was wondering if you wanted to play a videogame with me. To relieve some boredom," He offered, holding up a small case that held what Starscream assumed to be the videogame.
He didn't know much about Earthling's videogames, but he did know that most required controllers or at least a moving body. Starscream had neither. "How would you have
Clipped Chapter 18Sitting idly in a random storage room out of the way of the other autobots, Starscream sullenly reflected on recent events. It had been only days since his near betrayal, and it sure didn't seem like he'd be forgiven by the others like Ratchet said. They were more resentful around him than when he had initially joined the autobots.Clipped Chapter 182 years ago in Romance More Like This
They didn't treat him poorly like he'd expected from prior experience of mangling relationships (though he had to remind himself he was no longer in the presence of decepticons), but the warmth he'd been growing accustomed to had ceased. Arcee kept more distance, and though she seemed to be making a conscious effort not to hate him, it was thoroughly sparkbreaking. Prime's trust in him obviously wavered, but for a baffling reason, Starscream found himself actually hurt by this. Bulkhead and Bumblebee were curt when dealing with him, the large brute more out of necessity so he didn't clock Starscream over the helm, and the scout because it hurt to think his c
Clipped Chapter 12"Bumblebee, you ready?" Arcee asked, walking to Ratchet and Starscream who were finishing the coordinates. Her partner eagerly gave the affirmative; the scout was positive their mission would succeed. Glancing to Starscream, she said," Those coordinates better be right. I don't like the idea of bridging to a blind area in the sky."Clipped Chapter 123 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I'm sure I'd be even more displeased than you if anything happened, but don't worry, despite its difficulty in tracking, I'm sure I found the ship. I didn't mess up."
"Well Primus knows you're good at it, so I'm not getting my hopes up," She replied with a smirk.
Starscream was about to make a comment to the effect of 'Ha ha, very funny' but was interrupted by Ratchet. "Okay, now that you've got the romantic scrap out of the way, feel ready to actually go through with the mission? I've got the coordinates set."
Arcee stiffened at the remark. Awkwardly placing a servo over the seekers for a brief moment, that was probably the closest to a public hug as she'd
Clipped Chapter 21Heavy gunfire lit up the air as the autobots found themselves surrounded by not only vehicons, but Dreadwing and Megatron as well. Starscream locked optics with Optimus Prime, and both knew the plan was on. Racing forward together, they left the group and headed straight for Megatron, who prepared a shot from his cannon at their approach.Clipped Chapter 212 years ago in Romance More Like This
Once they were satisfyingly apart from the rest of the autobots, Starscream lunged to his side and struck some random parts of Prime, trying not to laugh at how the other tumbled to his knees from hits that literally did no damage. The semi was a gifted thespian. “Lord Megatron, I present you Optimus Prime, leader of the accursed Autobots,” Starscream cried out, ‘securing’ his ‘catch’.
The seeker could hear sounds of disbelief from his, dare he say friends, behind him and glanced back. All of their expressions held disbelief and anger, but Arcee caught his optics the most. She looked utterly broken and thoroughly fu
Clipped Chapter 17Arcee stalked out of med bay as she finished her explanation of what Starscream had done. She saw Optimus in her peripheral vision, but didn't care if he was following her. The femme just wanted to be away from the hopelessly broken expression Starscream had worn as she gave her final view on their relationship. Yeah? Well it's not requitted anymore. Had she meant it? Or had she just been angry? The words were harsh, but they had every right to be, she decided.Clipped Chapter 173 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Arcee," Prime said, following behind her.
"Excuse me, sir, but I'm not really in the mood to talk."
Arcee sighed, and stopped walking. "But you're going to say that I need to talk to someone right now."
"I didn't need to say it," Optimus said with warm, sad smile.
"Well not much needs to be said. He double crossed us, and I hate him." He killed Cliff, then he had the gall to join the autobots, only to betray them the first chance he got!
"I'm not so sure that is completely true."
Turning around to glare at Opti
Clipped Chapter 11"And that's the last of today's repair," Ratchet announced as he backed away and set down his soldering gun. "If my calculations are right, you should have a limited range of movement in you left limbs."Clipped Chapter 113 years ago in Romance More Like This
Starscream anxiously watched his left servo as he commanded it to move. At first, all that he accomplished was straining his optics as he stared it down, but slowly, the sensation of bending a single digit registered in his processors, swiftly followed by the others. Excitement filled Starscream as he managed to make a loose fist.
Ratchet gave a sigh of relief. It had been a long time since he had to do such a dramatic repair, and he hoped he never had to again. "Now don't strain yourself. When I said limited, I meant it. It'll be quite some time before you're walking," He warned, not liking how eager to test his limits his patient looked.
"I could care less about walking," The seeker said, managing half of a shrug. "What I yearn for is flight."
"We both know that's somethin
Clipped Chapter 14"Alright, you can't do anything strenuous, but walking around base should fine," Ratchet said as he finished up wrenching the last few screws of some plating on his abdomen.Clipped Chapter 143 years ago in Romance More Like This
Transforming his servos into guns and back, Starscream grinned disbelievingly at them. He'd thought for a while that he'd never get a T-Cog again. Sitting up, he looked at the people who surrounded him, autobot and human alike. Never in his wildest dreams had he imagined receiving a replacement T-Cog with the help of Autobots, and never had he assumed humans to be present in the final picture either after being the victim of MECH's organ theft. Perhaps the sweeter addition to his newly acquired T-Cog was the bright red and shiny autobot sigil that took residence on his chest plate; it was almost as tremendously wonderful as the idea that he was about to take flight again. Almost.
Glancing down at the humans, he said," Rafael, let me show you what true flight is like." The human had been instrumental to his getting
Clipped Chapter 10*Author's Note: If you don't know of America's holiday, Memorial Day, please read the artist comments below.*Clipped Chapter 103 years ago in Romance More Like This
As his optics unshuttered, the first thing they were drawn to was the blue femme standing off to the side of the room. "You... You're..."
She had been leaning against the wall, arms and legs crossed looking utterly bored, but at the sound of his voice she snapped to attention. Relaxing after the slight surprise, she finished his stumbling statement," I'm here?" Folding her arms again and lazily inspecting her servo in a show of disinterest, she explained," Yeah, Optimus said someone ought to be around when you woke up." That may have been a slight bending of the truth.
"Oh, I see..."
Flickering her gaze up and back down, she grimaced. Optimus Prime hadn't said anything like that; it was a complete lie, she had come on her own will. "I- I volunteered."
Starscream didn't quite have the energy to evade his feelings like she did, and simply said," I'm glad."
As if contemplat
Clipped Chapter 16Starscream readied his blasters as he saw Megatron lit upon earth, the decepticon unfolding into robot form and sending him a smile. Out of habit, Starscream quickly began running all the past offences he'd committed against Megatron in the last while, the largest by far being his leaving the decepticons and sharing knowledge with both MECH and Autobots. He quailed as the leader of the decepticons approached.Clipped Chapter 163 years ago in Romance More Like This
Firing at Megatron, he wasn't at all surprised when the other didn't flinch and merely raised his cannon and shot at his old Second In Command. Dodging, Starscream prepared to launch a missile but Megatron's laugh stopped him.
"I shall not mince my words, Starscream. Having been allied with the Autobots has made you an invaluable asset," Megatron said, his war torn voice giving his words a sense of complete truth. The gravity of his sentence came off as sincere; he wasn't proclaiming to want Starscream to return to his side out of favor, or because he was unwilling to give up on a
Clipped Chapter 15The dark haired human was right.Clipped Chapter 153 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was ten in the morning on a saturday (and technically it had already been very early friday when Jack and he spoke). Starscream had come to hate the 'weekend', as it left more time for Arcee to hang out with her human friend, and occasionally lead to more talking with the other two humans as well. Today, the female with shocks of pink in her hair.
"Hey Screamer, wouldja' take me for a flight? Just a real small one? Please~?"
"Do not call me Screamer, my name is Starscream. As for a flight, I'm sure your guardian would object," Starscream replied sourly, glaring down at the human.
"Nah, she'll be in your servos," Bulkhead clamoured as he approached the seeker. Stepping in close and patting the silver mech on the back, he added quietly," And I know where you recharge."
While it was said mostly in jest, Starscream nervously nodded his helm and said," Of course." It was his lucky day, wasn't it? The one guardian who was fine with letting his human charge
Clipped Chapter 20Thundercracker?! What was his trinemate doing here?Clipped Chapter 202 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Starscream, I've been sent to terminate you, and I'm afraid my allegiance is with Megatron," The blue mech bellowed for any potentially eavesdropping audio receptors. The cybertronian jet made a thunderous boom as he passed over his brother.
Sensors disoriented, Starscream glared incredulously up at his trinemate. "What is the meaning of this, Thundercraker?" He noticed that while his sensors were buzzing with false information, the sonic strike had not been nearly as accurate or intense as it should have been. Thundercracker was a pro with his specialized move, Starscream shouldn't still be able to clearly make out the approaching jet.
There was an approaching jet... It was blue and coming right for him... Thundercracker!
He'd momentarily forgotten his brother was trying to snuff his spark.
Leaping out of the way with an assist from his thrusters, Starscream aimed his missiles at his brother. He couldn't bring himself to make a c
KidnappedDerek was relaxing at the Hale House after a long day of working out, idly rocking on the hind legs of a wooden chair. Peter was gone, searching for more information on the alpha pack that'd come to their town. He was going to check on Isaac later that night (or was 'morning' more appropriate for this time of day?) to see if the beta had been successful in tracking down any ideas of where they were keeping Boyd and Erica.Kidnapped2 years ago in Drama More Like This
The alpha didn't have high hopes, but Isaac was quirky enough he just might run into a little luck.
Remembering he'd been meaning to call Scott and ask if the boy had learned anything from his boss, Derek reached in his pocket to grab his mobile phone. As he flipped it open to start going through his contacts, the phone lit up with a call, the annoying ringtone piercing his sensitive ears.
Eyes narrowing as he read the number, he wondered who was trying to contact him; he didn't recognise the number. Sighing, he pressed the green button and raised the phone to his ear
A ha ha haa, So Alone!IcyA ha ha haa, So Alone!3 years ago in Humor More Like This
It was a boring and lonesome day on the decepticon warship, as boring and lonesome as one could get when always surrounded by two others. Blitzwing laughed at this inner thought. Rather, it was boring and impossibly loud in his head, with no other outside stimuli that could break his mind numbing existence.
Would it kill a bot to walk onto the bridge and hold a small conversation? He promised not to bite, hard. The mech again laughed, absolutely without regard for what another would think should somebot actually bother to come. It wasn't like anybot was oblivious to their insanity, so why even bother?! Still, Blitzwing tried to remind themselves that there was always a chance, very slim, but still a chance that she would come. They needed to play it cool.
Blitzwing eagerly shot their surrounding with their freezing gun, only realizing afterwards that he'd shot their feet. "Oops, hahaha, zat'll wear off-
Handle With Care"I know we've never seen eyes to eye... but that doesn't mean we can't... patch things up..."Handle With Care3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Breakdown's energon boiled in rage as he chased the vile spider through the fragging forest. He just couldn't seem to catch her; she was too agile and fast, but injured he realized as he saw a pool of energon. His optics swiftly followed a trail, and he was just as quickly following the trail.
There she was, injured. Cornered. Trapped. A smirk spread across his faceplate as he closed in on the spider. The hunter became the hunted, and before long, the slain. "Easy prey," He chuckled, prepping his hammer for smashing in her helm. It was a shame such beauty had to be tarnished, but his mission was priority over feelings, especially unrequited feelings.
Swinging down and finding his hammer stopped by near invisible force, Breakdown grunted in surprise and his confidence shuddered. No, this wasn't good, this wasn't good! He'd fell for her trap. Trying frantically to break through the strand