After the whole story of how we met the humans had been told everyone went off to do whatever. They now knew that Jazz and I were sparkmates and that we had a sparkling. They found out about Techna when they saw he in the corner. I couldn't shake the feeling that I had forgotten about something. I walked over to where the humans were, keeping a close eye on Sideswipe who was playing with Techna. Hm, he seems to be good with sparklings. I thought to myself. I glanced over in time to see Arcee, Chromia, and Elita walking over to Jack.
"Jack, these are my sisters, Chromia and Elita-1." Arcee introduced.
"Call me Elita." Elita said with a smile.
"Guys, this is my charge and partner Jack." Arcee said, finishing the brief introductions. Her sisters gave Jack a strange look.
"You're partners with a human?" Chromia asked. Arcee nodded and Jack looked somewhat offended.
"But what about Cliffjumper?" Elita asked. Everyone who heard tensed at the question. I noted the deep sadness in Arcee's optics. Anger filled my spark slightly, remembering who his murderer was. I knew that Starscream and I shared a sibling bond, but it must've been blocked a long time ago. Sierra looked slightly confused.
"Starscream killed him." I muttered when I realized how much it pained Arcee to speak of it. Sierra's eyes widened slightly. Ironhide and Prowl walked up.
"Why's everyone so angry or sad?" Prowl asked, clearly concerned for his own sparkmate.
"Starscream killed Cliffjumper, Arcee's old partner." I answered. Arcee looked up, thankfulness was in her optics.
"You haven't slagged that scrapheap yet, Silverspark?" Ironhide asked. Scrap, that's what I forgot to tell them. Before I could explain, however, Optimus came in.
"Bumble Bee, Bulkhead, Arcee, and Jazz, I need your help." He said. Said bots nodded and followed Optimus down the hall, leaving me with the humans and newcomers.
"So, how was the trip to Earth?" Sierra asked, noticing that I wasn't too excited about the current conversation.
"Other than kicking decepticon aft; boring," Ironhide muttered. I silently thanked Primus for them allowing the subject to change. By the way Prowler looked at me, I could tell I had some explaining to do.
**A week later **
Luckily I didn't have to worry about explaining that Starscream was my brother. No one brought it up, and no one asked (again) if I had slagged him. The twins kept everyone, especially Ratchet, busy with their pranks. One time they actually ended up in the med bay. How that happened, I have no clue. The cons and Starscream had been unusually quiet, which got Optimus, Ratchet, and I worried. I wonder what they're planning. Ironhide, Prowl, and I were the only ones in the main hanger; Ratchet was working on Primus-knows-what in the med bay while the others were either on a mission or with their charges. Jazz decided to spend some time with Sierra to get to know her better. I was talking to Prowler and Hide when the roar of a jet engine entering the base snatched our attention. Starscream transformed in front of us, obviously hiding some sort of information.
"Starscream!" Ironhide growled and the bots aimed their blasters at 'Screamer. I stepped protectively in front of him.
"No!" I commanded. Ironhide and Prowl gave me a confused look, but deactivated their guns. I turned to an obviously frightened Starscream. "Bad timing, get out." I growled.
"Don't have to tell me twice." He muttered then flew away. He's still a coward I see.
"Silverspark." I heard Prowl's commanding voice growl. I turned back around to see two not-so-happy mechs staring at me. "Explain." I sighed, knowing that there was no getting out of this.
"A month-or-so ago, I found out that Starscream turned out to be my older brother." I said nervously. They both looked shocked. I noticed Prowl about to glitch. "Stop thinking so hard or you'll glitch." I warned. Ironhide waved a servo in front of Prowl's face, which unchanged.
"Too late," he muttered. When Prowl was finally better I explained everything that happened, including how he saved me from MECH.
"I wonder what he wanted." I said after I finished, turning towards the ground bridge/tunnel.
"Who knows and who cares?" Ironhide muttered. I lifted an optic ridge at him. Well that was rude.
"Ex-con or not he's still my brother." I retorted. "And he might've had useful information." As if on cue Starscream walked in.
"Finally, I was wondering when they would calm down long enough for me to tell you." Starscream whined. Ironhide grunted slightly.
"Shut up." I muttered. "Why did you come back?"
"I thought that you'd be interested to know that Breakdown's dead." He hissed the last word. He told us about what happened involving Airachnid, Dreadwing, and Breakdown. I felt my energon run cold, I'm not fond of the con but the way he died was enough even to make Unicron himself shudder. Before we could even say a word of thanks Starscream flew back out of the base.
"Not much of a chatterbox." Ironhide mused. I turned to the two.
"I'm going to relay the information to Optimus. Find Arcee and tell her to fill Chromia and Elita in on about Starscream." I said calmly. Then I turned to Ironhide specifically. "Unless you wanna tell them." The two mechs nodded and transformed before driving out of the base. I walked through the halls of the base. When I finally found Optimus' quarters I hesitated, then knocked on the door.
"Come in," I heard his voice say. I walked in to find him reading a datapad. "How can I help you, Silverspark?"
"Starscream decided to pay us a visit." I started. That's when I had his full attention and I relayed all of the information to him. The whole time Optimus looked concerned about the situation with Airachnid. When I was finished Optimus stood.
"Inform Ratchet of this while I get the others." He ordered calmly. I nodded and left his room and headed for the med bay. What a mess… I muttered mentally to myself.
I watched Flying Mind last night. Best. Episode. Yet. haha Knockout won't be too happy to find human footprints on his armor later. Reviews are always welcome! :)