Chapter 16: Maximal Victory
At the top of the volcano, Megatron and Optimus are face to face.
"Give it up, Megatron! You have lost!" said Optimus.
"Bah! The war does not end until I claim my victory, Primal! Prepare to die!" Megatron roared. He charged toward Optimus, and the two fought.
Megatron swung the tail at Optimus but missed. Optimus threw a punch at Megatron and hit him in the chest. Megatron reached out to grab the Cyber Star but Optimus grabbed the Sharptooth head and threw him to the ring before kicking him in the head.
Megatron stood up with a growl. "I'll still defeat you once I get the chance, Optimus," he said. "When will you learn?"
"Never," said Optimus. "The Great Valley will be safe when I'm done with you, Megatron."
"Or perhaps I just need to give you a crash course!" He then charged toward Optimus.
Optimus suddenly grabbed Megatron's arms. "Megatron, there will be no more of your evil!" he yelled. "I'm taking you down once and for all in the name of justice against you and the Predacons!"
Megatron growled. "So be it, Primal!" he yelled.
As the smoke emerged from the volcano, Optimus and Megatron wrestled, but before long, they suddenly fell into the smoke and down to the lava.
The Maximals have fired more and more shots at the Predacons, and the Predacons are finally defeated. Littlefoot looked at the volcano and waited for Optimus to return. But Optimus had not returned.
"Where is Optimus? Where is he?" Littlefoot asked.
"Littlefoot, he's in a battle with Megatron," said Cera. "Let him fight for our freedom."
"Well, the Predacons are defeated, but I don't know what's going on up in that mountain. He, he can't be dead again."
"Have faith, Littlefoot," said Grandma Longneck. "I'm sure he'll defeat Megatron...with that Cyber Star, of course."
Littlefoot started to get worried. "He, he can't be gone up there. He's gotta be okay." He ran to the mountain and let out a shout. "OPTIMUS!"
Optimus could not return, which filled Littlefoot's mind with sadness. He lowered his head and cried. "Optimus!" he sobbed.
Later that afternoon, Littlefoot was too sad to play with his friends. The Predacons had disappeared, and the Predacon base has been destroyed and wiped out, but Littlefoot was too sad to notice.
Ruby approached Littlefoot and said, "Optimus did his best bring peace back on the Great Valley. We have to let it go."
"I don't know, Ruby," said Littlefoot. "I'm just too sad with Optimus gone again."
"Shh! Wait a minute," said Cera. "Listen."
"What is it?" Ducky asked.
"Shh! Did you hear it?"
Everyone heard footsteps from the cave, and just when they looked up, Optimus emerged from the shadows, the Cyber Star in his hand. Surprised to see Optimus alive, the Maximals rushed to Optimus.
"Big Bot!" cried Cheetor, hugging Optimus.
"Hoo hoo! Boy, are we glad to see you again, Boss Monkey!" Rattrap added.
As the dinosaurs approached Optimus and the Maximals, Littlefoot looked up and gasped to see Optimus alive. "Optimus!" he cried as he ran toward Optimus. "You're okay!"
Optimus chuckled as he hugged Littlefoot. "Didn't think I was gonna sacrifice myself again, did you?" he asked. He tossed the Cyber Star to Rhinox. "Rhinox, take it back to the base, will you?"
"I will be honored," Rhinox said as he left for the base.
"How did you get out of that mountain alive?" asked Littlefoot.
"When Megatron and I fell in the volcano, the Cyber Star's power gave me enough speed to make it out just to avoid impact with the lava," said Optimus.
"It's good for the Maximals to stay with us even though the Predacons are defeated."
"Yes, but we'll be leaving Earth tonight and go home to Cybertron."
Later then, Littlefoot looked around to see the happy dinosaurs with the Maximals. The swimmers jump around Silverbolt as he chuckled.
"You kids are making me amused," Silverbolt said. He saw Spike approaching him. "Hey, Spike. How are you?"
Cheetor and Tigatron race down the Great Valley.
"I'm gonna win," said Tigatron.
"No, you're not!" said Cheetor. He reached the top before Tigatron. "I did it!"
"Oh, my good friend beats me!"
Littlefoot looked up to see Petrie and Pterano with Airazor, and Ducky's on her back.
"As long I'm flying, I'm proud," Airazor said.
"And I'm just happy to change," Pterano said.
Littlefoot then sees Dinobot with Rattrap on his back, which made him giggle.
"I hate you, vermin," Dinobot said with a growl.
"Well, I don't care how it feels for you, Dinobutt," Rattrap said.
Littlefoot then sees Blackarachnia with Cera, and Rhinox is with them and Topps.
"So, you have a horn like I do," Topps said to Rhinox. "Looks longer than mine."
"That's because I'm a rhino," Rhinox said.
Littlefoot approached Optimus with his Grandpa and Grandma. "Optimus, I'm just wondering. Once you return to Cybertron, will you be glad to meet us again someday?" he asked.
"If we're needed, but now that we won the war with the Predacons defeated, I doubt that we'll return," Optimus said.
"Oh. But what about Megatron and the Predacons? What happened to them?"
"Don't worry, Littlefoot. The lava became Megatron's execution, but as for the Predacons, Rhinox had managed to send them to a prison in Cybertron, where they'll be prisoners for a long, long time."
Littlefoot then sighed. "I guess we're gonna miss you guys anyway, but we'll always remember you."
"And I'll always remember you, your family, and your friends."
Later, as the sun sets over the Great Valley, Littlefoot and the gang watched as the Maximals left the Great Valley.
"Good bye, Maximals," said Littlefoot, sighing. "We'll miss you."
"Well, a Maximal's victory is better than a Predacon's victory," said Chomper.
"You said it, Chomper. Yep, yep, yep," said Ducky.
Later, at nighttime, it was time for the Maximals to go home. Optimus Primal pulled the switches to activate the controls.
"The war is over," said Optimus. "Congratulations, Maximals. It's time to go home." He then turned to Rhinox. "Rhinox, activate the switch."
"I'm on it, Primal," Rhinox siad. He pulled the switch.
The Maximal base transformed into a spaceship, and it launched out of Earth and straight into space. Inside the ship, Optimus steered the ship.
"Because with the help of good friends who risk themselves to find the Cyber Star," Optimus said, "we have fought the Predacons with everything we use, and we have triumphed against the Predacons with Megatron's defeat and death in the volcano. Our victory has restored peace all over the Great Valley, as peace shall continue in the past, present, and future."
"And the best part is," said Rattrap, "ol' Megatron won't have to terrorize Earth ever again."
"You said it, Rattrap," said Cheetor with a smile.
The Maximal ship flew down into space at high speed, and then the ship has returned to a mechanical planet they call home: Cybertron.