was left of the war was quiet. The Decepticons were becoming the primary force in the immediate galaxy and though war machines
by nature, they would not let their guard down, they had begun to work on their home planet of Cybertron. This was also a
time of building forces, on a scale of planetary invasion.
As a demo to his young sparklings Megatron had decided
to set up a sparing session with Soundwave, (whose youngest ones were also watching), the young ones would watch from the
observation deck. Soundwave of course would do as needed and give it an honest work out, which was exactly what Megatron had
As the simulation started the sparklings watched, sparks flew as Soundwave defended then flew again as he attacked
and Megatron blocked. Only a few silent moments passed until one of Soundwave’s sparklings spoke up.
don’t get it, I mean I know he doesn’t intend to terminate Soundwave but he has that cannon why not use it?”
Augmentation favored intelligence, she realize that there must be a reason why the Emperor took on a sword. The smaller female
watched the batter with critical optics, her frame was thin and light watching her father avoid some potentially significant
blows was very educational. She had inherited her mothers VTOL Earthen Harrier jet mode.
“I don’t understand
it either, when I had mine I wanted to use it, and it was so easy to just BAM!” Deltron was Megatron’s youngest
sparkling, who really looked like a smaller clone of the Decepticon Ruler.
“I wouldn’t worry about that
much Deltron it’s not like you have your cannon anyway.” Syndication taunted. She was Raiders middle sparkling,
the one to cause the most trouble. If it weren’t for Rumble and Frenzy some might not thing she was fathered by Soundwave.
Deltron glared at Syndication, it was her fault it had been taken in the first place. She wasn’t much bigger
than he was now regardless of age, she would remain small due to the fact she was actually a Cassetticon. “Whose fault
is that?” he asked.
“Not mine I didn’t tell you to go out and start shooting up the academy.”
Syndication felt it was time for another round of her favorite game ‘Tease Deltron’.
as well have!” Deltron countered.
“Doesn’t matter now even if you did have it you don’t even
know what it can do.” Syndication liked to use facts when ever she could.
“I will learn to control it,”
Deltron’s words held passion.
“Yeah right, watch out now Deltron is armed and dangerous!” Syndication
giggled. “What are you going to do steal it?”
No longer glaring at Syndication Deltron watched his father
in the simulator, “Yes.” There was an odd silence then he began again, “and you all are going to help me.
I will take control of it show you and Dad I can handle it.”
Audioslave, Raider’s oldest Sparkling, and
mirror copy of Soundwave shook his head, he could feel the determination coming from Deltron. He knew that when the small
Decepticon was like this there was no way to talk him out if it. That meant trouble.
“Deltron are you sure about
this? Can’t you wait till Dad takes you out?” Megatron’s oldest questioned.
“Yes, I can do
this, if I wait I will be waiting forever, you know how he is.” Deltron looked at his elder sister, whom looked a lot
like their mother.
“I guess that means your going to ask me to get it for you.” Alero piped up, he was
Deltron’s older brother and though he tried to look out for Deltron the youngest one still seemed to find trouble.
I know where it is. But you’ll have to teleport in to get it.” Deltron still watched it was as if he was forming
the plan. “Augmentation?”
“You really have to drag me into this?” Raider’s youngest
“I need you to keep your parents from tracking us. We’ll have to go out side the city
so I can fire it without damaging anything.”
“If I do this you are going to owe me one.” She shot
him a look.
“Fine.” The youngest one answered.
“I have to do it I need you to help me it
isn’t going to work.” The small silver and red Decepticons optics flashed crimson as he spoke.
walking through the hall Deltron had subspaced his cannon so they would not be questioned on their way out.
you serious? You really want to try this?” Despite the fact that the female was old than he she was smaller.
Syndication has taunted me over this since I got it. We all know the possibilities now it is time to put them to the test.”
“My sister is a spoiled brat, you know that Deltron.” Aug shook her head, “Are the others in on
“Yes, Lenear is with my father now keeping him busy, Audio is trying to talk me out of it over
comm link but I made up my processor.” Deltron held his cannon with both hands looking at the highly polished ebony
surface he longed to have it with him at all times like his father.
“What about Syn?” Augmentation asked.
“She’s trying to catch up, and Audio is trying to talk her out of it, but I want to test it and work out
what I can do with it, before she does. Now I need you to keep your parents from tracking us.”
She sighed out
loud sometimes having her particular telepathic efficiency was a pain in the aft. “Fine, lets just hurry the less time
this takes the less trouble we’ll be in.”
With an evil smirk Deltron nodded, “We’re just going
to head out side the city wall. The North side hasn’t had much repair work done and no one will notice a few more structures
The two sparklings took to the air heading North.
Audioslave stood at a monitor looking
over the day’s activities; he kept the channels clear allowing Deltron and his sister Augmentation quiet time to get
out of the area, his link with Lenear telling him exactly how much time they have before Megatron is finished with Lenear’s
lesson in the simulator. His telepathic link to his siblings kept each one of them informed of any slight change. He watched
the scanners as his friend and sibling flew out of the city limit. Then noticed a third blip he instantly he contacted it,
“Syndication, what are you doing?”
“I can’t let them go alone they
are out side the walls.”
“Deltron insisted he can’t do this with all of us there.”
don’t care.” Syndication put up some of her mind’s barriers to keep Audio from using the link.
mech sighed internally much like his father he didn’t care to show much emotion. He opened a comm link to Alero, “I
need your help, Syndication has gone to catch Deltron, this is dangerous enough without her there can you see if you can talk
some sense into her?”
The sparklings between Prizm and Raider had been raised closely together and had forged
some strong bonds among them despite their competitiveness, and Syndication’s teasing. Four of them in fact had come
rather close, first two were easily discovered. Lenear and Audioslave seemed linked before she could speak, once they here
up and walking they were inseparable. Now it would seem Deltron, even though he was younger had a very similar pull to Syndication,
though their relationship was much rougher with taunting and teasing and even a bit if hand to hand combat in contrast to
that of their other sibling’s ability to get a long.
Alero simply shook his head, it was just like them to go
and pull something like this now he was going to get dragged into it, he’d probably get into trouble right a long side
them. As he saw it though they were a sort of team and he’d watch out for them just like they would for him. “Alright,
but you know how she is.” He answered.
“Can you just teleport to her?” Audio was a study he
knew each and everyone of his, his siblings and his friends abilities.
“I have enough trouble with my own mass,
the teleport wasn’t met to move machinery like me, and to be honest I have yet to master it.” Not that he would
admit to that to anyone else.
“Alright, do what you can.” Audio closed the comm.
Just then Lenear
chimed into his telepathy, ’How are things coming?’
“Deltron and Augmentation
are nearing the designated area, Syndication is tying to join them, Alero is attempting to talk her out of it.” Audio
said it slow and clear he knew it would be hard for her to concentrate given her fastidious situation.
response came back broken and he could feel her straining. ’I don’t know how much I can
keep this up, he’s really testing me this time.’
‘Understood, Deltron and Augmentation are landing
now, it shouldn’t take much longer now.’ Audioslave felt Lenear pull her attention away, so he sent an urgency
to Augmentation to get things moving.
Pulling her combat sword across her chest Lenear blocked another strong blow
from Megatron; his power pushed her back her feet digging into the metal as he forced her back.
“You will need
to attack.” He told her pressing her again a few more feet and he’d have her pinned to the wall.
heard him but didn’t say anything, her smaller frame was much more agile than his but lacked the strength, what he had
taught her was to be aware of her surroundings and the same wall he had planned to pin her against Lenear had planned on using
it to push him away. Sensors alerted her of the distance, as he raised his sword to press her again she braced her foot against
the wall and lit her thrusters. Keeping her blade flat she sped right into the silver metal chest of her father. She pulled
her second foot up and kicked its thruster.
Megatron took a step back and braced himself keeping his balance, he had
not expected that. It was good. Just as he was about to side step and let her go she powered down and drew the blade to one
side threatening to slam it in to his left side. He countered it with his forearm, the blade biting into his armor.
will,” she affirmed pulling her blade free, the training continued.
“Deltron, Syn is on her way lets
The young mech held the cannon in his hand turning it over slowly and then slid it onto the socket
slowly there were a few soft clicks as it locked into place, then a whine as it fed off his systems powering up. It seemed
to feel right, as it if completed him.
“Del?” Augmentation had waited a few seconds before trying to get
his attention again.
Her voice brought him back to the here and now and he scanned the area for a likely target. He
selected one of the small buildings that’s lower level was still intact. He fired a short single blast at the lower
setting. The power pushed his shoulder back with a jerk and what was left of the building was now rubble.
let them go if you go we’re just going to get into more trouble.” Alero tried to convince her.
wouldn’t be out there if I didn’t tease him about it.” She said angrily.
“Let him work it
out of his systems, he’s going to do it now even if you do catch him.”
“So you’d let your
sibling hurt himself?” that stopped her in her flight.
“Syn he is just like father, nothing I could do
would stop him and that is why Lenear is keeping father busy.”
“I want to be there,” she cut the
comm link, and sped North.
Alero didn’t bother to open his comm he could feel Audio’s telepathy and the
disappointment that followed. Deltron and Syndication out there with only Augmentation there to keep the peace wasn’t
good. He headed out and started to fly North himself with any luck he’d teleport a few short distances and catch Aug,
before she got there. He geared his stabilizers then teleported once.
“No,” Alero’s comm link came
to life with Audioslave’s voice. The distance was much too far for him to relink his telepathy.
how those two are,” Alero kept moving.
“Let them be.”
Frustrated Alero stopped he knew that
Audio was right nothing he could do would help now. He just hoped they would make it back into city limits before the two
of them went into full out combat.
Smoke and debris rained around Deltron and Augmentation as the second building
he had fired out fell to the ground. The setting this time mid scale on the fusion blast only, it had pushed Deltron back
into a pile of rubble that used to be a wall. He shook his head, and read the damage reports only minimal scrapes and scratches.
Augmentation got up off her aft brushing herself off, “Are we done now can we go?”
just yet, I have two more I want to try.” He set the fusion at full power, and took aim at a four story building, one
of the larger structures that still stood.
Syndication saw the smoke rising, and headed directly for it. As she neared
a purple flash raced across the distance and into another building.
The building began to glow white hot then from
the center burst out with a wave of backlash that emanated from the center. Flames, heated slag and smoke shot up into the
atmosphere. Deltron slammed through the rubble he had stood in front of and then through a second wall hitting a third that
groaned at the shockwave. Augmentation had taken cover behind a wall that had crumbled around her. Syndication was rocked
and pushed back mid flight, she countered quickly and landed just outside where she had tracked the fusion blasts origin.
read outs still within acceptable Deltron got up, his shoulder had been jarred much harder this time but it didn’t feel
too bad. Naturally he had been built to deal with the cannon and his components adjusted, which is part of the reason he wanted
to do this.
“Del that is enough,” Augmentation started.
“No, I have one more.” Deltron
reset his stance and prepared to fire. He set the cannon for the lowest setting on the antimatter black hole. He leveled his
arm at the last standing building and let the cannon whine as it powered up.
Syndication spotted Deltron’s silver
frame and headed down to land. Her feet barely touched down when Deltron let the antimatter fly.
At first there was
an eerie silence, the cannon began to hum is protocols engaging seriously for the first time. A blue haze seemed to cover
it, then spread to Deltron and then around him in a sphere, he could feel the power draining from him as it powered the cannon
and the door to the black hole’s energy was opened. In an instant there was a white-purple flash and then nothing.
optics went offline, but she could feel the wave of power that over took her. She knelt down but was blasted back into a building
and covered with rubble. Syndication didn’t hit the ground; the output of used power than came from the back side of
the cannon came right at her, she could feel the heat but was hard-pressed back by it’s force before it reached her,
and then knocked offline.
In the command center Prizm looked over some read outs before turning to Raider. “Did
you feel that?”
“Come on we got to go,” Raider pulled Prizm at the elbow, “Delton’s
in trouble.” She headed out the door Prizm behind her.
Megatron stopped mid swipe, allowing Lenear to hit him
full force. He brushed it off and then glared down at his oldest child. “Where is Deltron?” he demanded.
face took a look of surprise, “he took the cannon to the North.” She knew better than to lie.
will go to your quarters until farther notice,” he stormed out of the simulation chamber and headed to the closest hanger.
“Trouble?” Prizm nearly stumbled with the speed that Raider pulled her. “What kind of trouble?”
“Aug has been blocking my telepathy, until just now I couldn’t pin point her,” Raider opened the
hanger bay door. “He’s in stasis, Syn’s systems are rebooting, and Aug, is down as well.”
shook his head he could feel Syndication’s worry, and Augmentation’s faint fury. He walked through the hall to
the console where Audioslave was standing; the young mech held his head down his optic band unwilling to meet the cold stare
of his father, with out a word he headed to his quarters.
Prizm transformed in unison with Raider and they both thrust
out of the hanger at full speed heading North. Finally able to find Deltron’s signal Prizm spoke up, “How did
he get into stasis?”
With out hesitation Raider had got the information from Soundwave who in turn had got it
from Audioslave. “Deltron was testing his cannon.”
Readouts appeared in her optics before the came fully
online as Syndication’s systems finally came back online. Damage was only superficial scratches, a few dents from the
impact she had taken but not internal damage. Her optics came online and she forced them to struggle, she couldn’t see
Augmentation at all, and Deltron’s prone from lay out just in front of her. She pushed herself up and crawled to him,
he didn’t appear to have any physical damage, but his optics were dark and to her sensors his signal didn’t appear.
She looked around, searching for Augmentation; she reached out to her siblings link and zeroed in on it. A pile of rubble
covered where Aug’s signal came from. She began to dig.
Speeding across the cityscape Prizm internally shook
her head, “Those kids are going to be in so much trouble.”
“I can’t believe how much they
do as a team they are all involved, Lenear, Alero, and Audioslave too.” Raider sighed to herself.
the hanger bay he jumped up into the air and headed North.
Lenear sat on her recharge birth she knew whatever happened
she would be in trouble. There was a tingle in her processor. ‘Dad knew’
‘I thought he might, he
knows the signature of the blast.’
‘He’s on his way.’ Lenear sighed, she knew that Audioslave
could tell how she felt.
’Our mothers are on the way as well.’
Not that it made her feel any better,
but at least their mothers would see that her father wouldn’t make things worse.
Finally Syndication pulled Augmentation
out of the ruins, just as she got her younger sibling sat up her dark red optics blinked to life. “I’ll kill him
“I need you to check him over as it is. I don’t get any readings from him.” Syndication
pulled her sister up to her feet.”
Augmentation’s expression changed as she looked around Syndication to
where she last remembered Deltron. “Where is he?”
Syn turned and lead her to the prone from. Augmentation
looked him over her telepathy reaching out to him. There she found him, but he was even in recharge mode within his own mind.
She took a breath and looked up at Syn. “he’s in stasis lock.”
Syn heard the familiar sounds of Raider’s
jets. “We’re in so much trouble.”
The two females touched down once transformed. Raider checked over
her two sparklings with critical optics then Deltron. “What made you come out here? Why didn’t you tell someone
what you were doing?”
Neither one answered, they just backed away as Raider looked Deltron over more carefully.
Prizm over looked Deltron herself then turned to the two sparklings. “Why are you out here?” she demanded.
“It was the only place we could think of that wouldn’t be noticed if damage was done.” Augmentation
“Do you know how much danger you could have been in out here? The city limits are in place
for that reason.” Prizm attempted to keep her anger in check.
Everyone looked to the sky as a silver figured
Augmentation shook her head, “Slaggit,” furry over Deltron convincing her to come out here
combined with the fact that she would not only be in trouble from her own mother but now here came Megatron her anger got
the best of her.
Syndication tried to make herself look smaller, though it wasn’t working. She knew the actually
question of why had yet to be answered, and she knew exactly why.
Megatron landed hardly sending a small shockwave
that disturbed some of the debris. “I want to know how he got his cannon and I want to know now.” He looked directly
Syn stuttered under the heavy glare of the Decepticon Emperor. “I teased him about not having
Glancing down at Deltron then to Raider Megatron didn’t have to ask. He’d be fine with
a little energon and some rest. He looked back at Syn, “How did you get out here?”
Not wanting to deal
with the run around again Augmentation came clean. “Lenear kept you busy prolonging you in the simulator, Audioslave
kept the grids clear Alero helped Del by sneaking in with his teleport getting the cannon.”
optics shot daggers at Aug, and then she turned he head away.
Deltron had made his mind up he was going to learn to
control it and drug me out her to keep Mom and Dad from tracking us. Syndication… “She paused for dramatics. “Felt
so guilt that if something happened to us she had to come racing out to try to stop him.”
leaned down and disconnected the cannon from Deltron, he had to admire the determination of his youngest sparkling to get
things done. Still it was obvious he was not ready for it. He subspaced the cannon and looked up at Raider, “Take them
back to base, see they have proper punishments. I will deal with Deltron, and the others.” His voice was dark and raspy,
laden with anger still. He then lifted the smaller mech into his arms and lifted off heading to the infirmary. Prizm nodded
to Raider then took off catching up to Megatron.
Raider looked at her two female sparklings, one of which seemed to
get into enough trouble on her own. “You know, I am not even going to punish you, I will let your father deal with you,
Both sparklings optics widened. Their mother normally dealt with them on this sort of thing, their
father had usually been too busy or had taken the step back. They really didn’t want to know what he could think up
for a punishment. They took off into the air and slowly headed back.
Megatron didn’t have any trouble holding
Deltron on his hip, the size difference made it easy for his antigravity thrusters to transport them both. He flew the short
distance his processor going through thoughts at a rapid pace. He had a slight smirk on his lip, he couldn’t hide the
fact that he was proud of Deltron despite going against his wishes.
“I can’t believe he would try that.
But I should have known better. He is so much like you.” Prizm told Megatron as they flew. There was another short silence
as they began to near the hanger bay. Rather than transform into her jet mode Prizm had just flown in route mode. She could
see that his face lacked the standard look of anger. “Why are you smiling like that?”
“He is ready
to learn. I had not thought that he would be ready so soon.” The leader confessed to his mate.
going to help him then?” To Prizm it just seemed like the next step.
“Yes, I will take him out and teach
him to control his power.” Megatron smiled again. “But for this he and the others will have a punishment too.”
His feet touched down in the hanger.
Deltron’s optics brightened, he instantly looked around a bit of panic
taking him over, and then up at his father. “Oh,” his optics darkened again as he slipped into recharge this time
comfortable in his father’s arms.
Megatron shook his head; most wouldn’t have come out of stasis lock
so easily either the young Decepticon really was impressive, just like he was at that age. He headed to the medbay knowing
that it would be best to have him looked at, but knowing that the protective programs in the cannon should have shielded him.
“Raider’s femmes looked pretty roughed up,” She wondered out loud.
“The cannon programming
forces it to produce a shield to keep it from damage, if something were to happen to it, it could open the antimatter black
hole and we would all be in danger.” Megatron knew better than anyone the limitations and its abilities.
entered the medbay a few moments later, “HOOK!” Megatron hadn’t bothered to knock on what was commonly referred
to as Constructicon central.
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