Sorry, I had to take this down and repost it because I just got Transformers Exodus and finished it and I got so many ideas from it! I will be adding in bits and pieces from the book of course so... if you have not read Transformers Exodus, go do so! It is amazing!
Summary: First, she'd failed to protect her Creators and now... she'd failed to protect her trine. She didn't deserve to remain online, or at least that's what she'd convinced herself of until she met someone just as alone as she. Now, she will protect this special spark, even at the cost of her own. She made a vow to herself that she would not fail... G1 verse
Disclaimer: I do not own Transformers, it belongs to HasTak. I claim Aquafire, her trine, Skyblitz and Wildfire.
Cybertronian time (taken from Transformers wiki)
Astrosecond = 0.498 seconds
Breem = 8.3 minutes
Cycle (G1 UK comics) = 2 hours
Cycle (IDW comics) = 1 hour 15 minutes
Deca-cycle (IDW comics) = ~3 weeks
Klik = 1.2 minutes
Megacycle (Animated) = ~1 day or ~1 hour
Meta-cycle = 13 months
Nanoclick (Animated) = ~1 second or ~1 minute?
Orbital Cycle = ~1 day
Solar cycle (Animated) = ~1 year
Stellar cycle (Animated) = ~1 year
Vorn = 83 years
Orn = 13 Earth days
She thought she'd been prepared for everything, everyone had, but what lay before her... nothing could have prepared her for it. She watched the two frames for any sign of movement but the longer she watched, the faster she lost hope that they would get up again.
"Carrier?" She whispered out, willing herself not to resort to clicking and chirping as she'd done as a sparkling. "Sire?" Neither of them moved, neither of them reacted. The femme let out a sorrowful wail.
"Aquafire, we have to leave!" A mech's voice hissed next to her audio. She shook her head, clinging to the lifeless forms that were her Creators. Two pairs of servos clamped down on either arm and gave a tug, pulling her away from the dead figures.
"Come on! Or they'll kill us too!" Another voice hissed. The femme finally regained her composure and nodded. All three transformed and flew away from the devastated area, thrusters screaming as they did so.
How had it come to this? Them fleeing Vos and their Creators offlined for good?
-Earlier that day-
A femme with a light blue and white chassis strode through Vos, wings flared out proudly. She had dark blue paint in the form of flames starting on her legs and going up the rest of her body. Her purple optics were alight with joy as she went to join the other Seekers that were gathered. Many of them had just reached their point of maturity and were celebrating, otherwise they were going to join the military. The blue femme was excited for another reason though, she was getting to meet her trine mates for the first time since she was a sparkling. Her Creators had once told her that when she'd first been introduced to them, she'd pushed them over and sat on them but she had a hard time believing such a story.
"Are you Aquafire?" A gruff voice asked. The femme turned around, coming faceplate to faceplate with a mech with deep crimson optics and a scowl adorning his features. He was mostly black and white with a bit of gray, or was it silver? She couldn't tell.
"I am," She puffed herself up, wings hiked high on her back as she narrowed her optics at him.
"My designation is Steel Wing," He introduced himself.
"I'm Storm Ridge," Another mech, this one a storm cloud gray and black piped up. Aquafire and Steel Wing glared at one another, trying to assert dominance over the other. A few other Seekers gathered around them, having already formed their trine's, and watched as the two started circling each other. It wasn't often that a femme Seeker was seen and when one was, they never became trine leaders.
They'd obviously never met Aquafire before.
Doing as her mech Carrier had taught her, she lunged at her opponent, ducking when he reached for her, and side stepped him before she reached around and grabbed hold of his wings. Almost too easily, she forced him down and sat on him, wings flared out as she growled down at her wingmate.
"Yield!" She hissed at him. The mech struggled for a few moments before throwing her off, pinning her shoulders down once he got her under him.
"I won't yield to you!" He spat back. Cheers filled the air as the two continued their little scuffle, fighting to gain dominance. Many were cheering for Aquafire, as most wanted to see Steel Wing taken down a peg or two. The mech let out a howl of slight pain as the femme finally pinned him down.
"Yield, Steel Wing!" She vented heavily, chassis heaving from the effort of the small fight.
"I yield," He let himself go lax in her grip. Aquafire chirped happily and helped him up before she embraced the two mechs who now were her wingmates.
"Lets take our first flight," She grinned at them. The two others nodded and each took to the air, flying as a true Seeker trine. It was simply amazing! "Let's head back, my Creators probably want to see us," Aquafire turned and headed back towards Vos. When they arrived at the tower, she led them in and to the unit where she and her family lived. "I'm home!" She called out. Two mechs stepped into view, smiles on their faceplates as they gazed at the new trine.
"Steel Wing, Storm Ridge, it's good to see you both," A purple and white mech inclined his helm to them both. "Am I correct in saying that my Aquafire is your trine leader?"
"Regrettably so," Steel Wing snorted, though there was a playful glint in his crimson optics.
"I'm certain you don't remember me," He chuckled. "My designation is Skyblitz."
"And I am Wildfire," The other mech, one of white, red, and orange spoke. "If anything happens to my Aquafire, I will be holding you two responsible." Aquafire scowled at her Sire. "Get going you three, go enjoy yourselves," The three younger Seekers smiled and left. While walking through Vos they bumped into an older trine.
"What do you want, Ramjet?" Storm Ridge snorted, standing beside his leader.
"I came to warn you to get out of Vos," He told them.
"You expect us to believe you?" Steel Wing growled. "Why should we leave our home?"
"It'd be for the best," Thrust snapped.
"Whatever," Aquafire shoved past them, leading her trine away. It all seemed to happen too quickly for them to comprehend. Multiple explosions sounded throughout the city, towers began to collapse. Storm Ridge and Steel Wing covered Aquafire when they started hearing bombs being dropped. "We have to go back!" The femme got free and high-tailed it back to the complex where she and her family lived. "Papa! Sire!" Her optics were wide with fear when she saw the destroyed complex. She started searching through the debris and was horrified to find two very familiar frames.
"Papa? Sire?" She watched them for movement but deep down in her spark, she knew they were gone. She tried reaching through the parental bond but it wasn't there. She felt so empty. She reluctantly left with her trine, trying to find safe haven.
"Where will we go?" Storm Ridge whispered as they watched their home fall in the distance.
"We can't stay here, that's for sure," Steel Wing growled. "Vos is gone."
"We need to keep moving," Aquafire told them. "I don't want to be caught up in this fight right now."
"We'll eventually need to pick a side, Aquafire," Steel Wing looked at her.
"I know but not just yet," She frowned. "We've just seen our home fall and our Creators offlined," The two mech's winced. Their Creators had also been offlined in the explosions. "Let's go," She turned away from the destruction and transformed. Her wingmates followed her as they set course for some safe area of Cybertron... if their was such a thing. The planet was on the verge of war and with the destruction of Vos, many Seekers left to join their Air Commander, Starscream, on the side of the newly formed Decepticons. They would make their choice but not just yet, they needed time to grieve.