I updated this somewhere else but totaly forgot about this site. my bad ^^; this isnt edit very well, I'll get to that a bit later. Been busy lately. but to be honest, I realy don't like this story so I'm trying to rush it a bit. When I write another story, I'll take more time in planing it before posting it. So, I'm sorry to the people that are actualy liking this story. I just have 1 more chapter than huzzah, its over ^^
There was hate in Starscream's optics as he spoke. "I can do so much better than you." He gave one last glance before walking out.
The base hadn't been silent for the past five months. Ever since Starscream had taken off with his trine, nothing was the same. Thundercracker wasn't around to help Hook handle the other fliers under repair and without Skywarp's constant mischief, moral was surprisingly low around the Nemesis which no one quite understood. The disappearance of Starscream also caused problems. Without Starscream around, there was no one taking the brunt of Megatron's anger. Many innocent mechs were at the wrong place at the wrong time after many failed battles, mostly caused by lack of air support. What was surprising was within the week Starscream had left, some mechs started to fight over taking over as air commander or third in command now that Soundwave had been, what was at the time, temporarily promoted. A few weeks later, it was determined that Starscream wasn't coming back. No one could get a hold of the seeker or his trine, and when Soundwave had reached a connection, it was denied. After the first two months, some mechs had forgotten how strong Megatron was, and tried to take over his leadership. All had failed. Things were falling apart, and either something had to be done, or Starscream had to be found.
No one knew why Starscream had left. Many rumors spread, most presuming Megatron had finally killed Starscream when no one was looking. Some would try to get information from Hook, thinking that he would be in charge of any disposal.
Soundwave sat at his monitor, listening to some of the conversations, searching for any that would threaten Megatron. Some of the plots to overthrow Megatron lacked originality or any thought at all. It was laughable. Ever since Starscream decided to leave without any notice, he had to take on all the work of the flier. Some of the reports he had received were plain ridiculous. The reports the Coneheads submitted were illegible that they had to re-due them completely.
At the center of the control room, Megatron sat on his throne, watching the whole room. His emotions were having a war of their own within his spark while his troops continued to bicker among themselves. It was foolish of him to have ever thought that if Starscream and his trine ever left it might have been peaceful around the base. He knew it would cause a weakness in his army loosing his best fliers, but there were times where he preferred a bit of peace to gather his thoughts.
Starscream was pretty content with his decision to leave the base for awhile. He hadn't planned on leaving this long at the start, but it was a nice vacation from all the stress. The red seeker could practically see the base falling apart without him. Megatron would have no one to let out his frustration on, Soundwave would get all his work, and no doubt the rest of the troops would start to act up. His trine decided to trail along after they found out about his decision to leave. It had been a nuisance at the start, but he enjoyed their company. Starscream would still leave for his 'visits' with Skyfire, not telling his trine mates knowing they'd but in and tell him how it was a bad idea. He knew he was making the right choice. He had known Skyfire before the war ever started. Skyfire would never harm him in anyway. At least believed he wouldn't. There last encounter seemed odd. Skyfire didn't seem quite like his old self. The whole ordeal with the white shuttle seemed peculiar. The seeker was expecting that his old friend would try to convince him to join the Autobots and their bologna propaganda for peace and equality for every life form. Just thinking about their philosophies made him want to purge his tanks. Skyfire seemed to be less like his old self through each encounter. He even seemed angry a few times.
Starscream laid on his back, contemplating his next action. He'd go back to the Nemesis eventually. Megatron would probably send him straight to the med bay upon his return, but it would be a sign or normalcy. Their little weekend 'meetings' were through. It was for the best. Their routine would go back to normal. It wasn't like there was any hope for something more than what they had. Megatron was the heartless tyrant after all.
When the sixth month of Starscream's departure started to near, the Decepticons were prepared for their attack on Hoover Dam. Their energon stockpile was almost diminished and Shockwave needed more energon to run Cybertron. The attack was going perfectly without any sign of the Autobots approaching them before one of the silent alarms were triggered by one of the humans that got loose. The Autobots had arrived shortly after and confronted the Decepticons.
Megatron had ordered Soundwave and the Constructicons to guard the Coneheads as they stocked up on energon cubes, and if possible grab as many as they could as well. The tyrant braced himself for his battle with the Autobot leader.
The three missing seekers watched from a distance their comrades battle the Autobots. Starscream sneered at how the Autobots were slowly going to force the Decepticons to retreat while Thundercracker had to hold Skywarp from jumping into the battle recklessly. Thundercracker was the first one to speak up. "Are we just going to watch them till they retreat? Or are we going to jump in and help them Starscream?"
Starscream continued to watch the battle for a while until he ordered his trine to assist the rest of their team. He figured that they'd need his help if they were wanting to succeed in this poorly planned raid. Starscream lingered back for a short time till he decided to join the conflict as well until he had been tackled out of the sky.
The first ones to notice the approach of Starscream and his trine were the Autobots. They were surprised to see them quickly approach especially after a long mysterious absence from the battle field. Many, like the Decepticons, believed Megatron had finally snapped and killed them. Their guess was obviously wrong.
Skyfire had noticed that Starscream and his trine were quickly approaching to assist their fellow Decepticons by attacking the Autobots flank. He decided that he had to act quick and cut Starscream off before the Decepticons or Autobots got to him first. The shuttle-former quickly transformed into his alt mode and charged toward Starscream, hoping to surprise the seeker and force him to the ground.
Starscream had been surprised to have been tackled onto the ground by someone, but it was more shocking to see that Skyfire had done it. He shoved Skyfire off him agitated and waved his arm at him. "What the slag do you think you are doing? You could have broken my wing!"
Skyfire let out a sigh and looked at Starscream sternly with anger in his voice. "What am I doing? What are YOU doing? I thought you weren't going back to the Decepticons."
The seeker was taken by a bit of surprise. "Why does it matter? I thought it didn't matter to you if we were on different factions. That the feelings you had for me mattered more."
The shuttle huffed his irritation. He started to speak to the seeker with kinder tone. "My dear, Starscream. After some time I figured that you would leave your faction and we could leave this planet and explore once again. Don't you love me, Starscream?"
Starscream looked at Skyfire in hurt and disbelief. "I do love you, but things change Skyfire. I can't leave my faction. I'm a Decepticon. I can't change that. It's who I am."
"You didn't mind abandoning your faction for a period of time. You seemed kind of content with your own absence." The shuttle took a few steps closer toward Starscream.
"There was a good reason for that."
"Oh? Than what was your reason," Skyfire questioned.
Starscream stared at the ground for a few seconds before looking back at Skyfire, "It doesn't matter. The point is, is that I need to return to my faction, Skyfire." Starscream took a deep breath and kept a stern expression. "Things change, Skyfire. I'm not the same mech before you got frozen. My views have changed on many things. If you can't understand that, than I'm not sure we belong together."
"You're right, Starscream. Things have changed. I've changed. I'm tired of waiting. I'm tired of this game you like play with any mech you that tries to get close to you." Skyfire closed the distance between them and forced Starscream into a kiss. "I'm going to only offer you this once, Starscream,. So you better decide quickly. Become my bond mate and leave this place with me."
The tone and expression on Skyfire's face showed Starscream that it wasn't a joke. Skyfire had changed. Starscream punched Skyfire on his side and managed to get away. "Stay the slag away from me you malfunctioning piece of scrap. I don't understand what made you this way, but your not anything like your old self.," Starscream spat with malice in his voice. "I don't want you anywhere near me again unless you want to dismantled."
Skyfire began to laugh which made Starscream confused. "I don't think you realize how much stronger I am than you. I can easily force you to submit to me. If you do escape, you'll be captured be the Autobots at some point." Skyfire went to grab Starscream by his wing, when a flash of light crossed his optics, feeling a sudden sense of coldness before he fell into the darkness of a quick stasis.