"I'm sorry, Rose Gold, I've failed you," Optimus said as he pressed the launch button, and the Storyteller is blasted into the dark abyss of space.
"She'd be proud, you did what you had to," Ratchet said to his friend. "Don't forget her, she was a great warrior."
"She taught us all a lot, it's a shame that we lost her…"
Earth; Present Day
Maybel awoke to feel the cold touch of metal on her bare legs. She looked around and saw creatures all around her, hanging in cages made of metal. She let out a small cry of despair, she was trapped, and she didn't know if she'd even live to see another day.
All day she sat in the cage, and she began to question if she was even alive anymore. She waited and waited for something to happen, but nothing did. She was about to give up hope, when something approached her.
She looked it in the optics and glared at it, her face was streaked with dust and tears and she was still feeling light-headed.
"You remember me?" it asked her.
"No! Why would I know you?" she answered.
"Ah, I see they wiped your memories."
"Who you really are."
"Who am I?"
"Let me down, now."
"And why would I do that?"
"Because I need to find out who I really am."
Rose Gold worked quickly in her forge awaiting her fate. She tried to take her mind off it, but she couldn't forget what she was about to do. She laid her head down as her optics leaked liquid.
"Why does it have to be like this?!" she sobbed, looking up at the sky through the glass. She stared until she heard something outside and she stood up.
"Hello?" she asked, uncertainly and the doors were busted down. She muffled a scream and stepped back into her burner, melting part of her back.
Earth; Present Day
"Why didn't you tell me?!" Rosy May asked approaching Optimus.
"You're alive?!" Cade said and she shot a glare at him.
"I am sorry, Maybel-" he started.
"Could you stop calling me that! At least you could have enough respect to call me by my name!" Rosy May cut him off.
"What did he tell you?" Optimus asked.
"My name, I wanted to hear the rest of the truth from you," she answered.
"Wait, what's going on?" Cade asked.
"Your friend and loyal protector, is a liar!" she answered.
"We wiped your memories, to protect you, and gave you to Sam, until the time came. You were Rose Gold's sister, and a prophesied Storyteller. If you hadn't grown up as a human with a different identity, then bad things would have happened. The only reason Megatron treated you with any mercy, was that you, the Storyteller, are more powerful than any Prime. He most likely would have tried to steal your rose, and possess your power," Optimus answered Rosy May.
"How old am I?"
"How old am I?"
"213 years of existence."
Rosy May closed her eyes for a second and took in the new information. "How do I know how to use my power?" she asked, carefully.
"I will teach you, but you need to learn to control your emotions."
"This is all a big game to you, isn't it?" she asked.
"This war, this tragic war, consumed our home planet, I would never be rash about it."
"And what did Rose Gold think of you fighting, even after she told you what she believed?"
"She helped me, for that was all she could do."
"And where is she now?"
"She is on this planet, still frozen in stasis."
"Where?" she asked.
"I don't know."
"Wow, you are so helpful!" she said, sarcastically. "Look, there is no winner in war; The one who loses, dies; The one who wins, lives with the remains of what they were fighting for and the agony that comes with the price of war. To find Rose Gold would be the only way to have a fighting chance to end this."
"You are correct, Rosy May."
"So, we're just going to lead her to her sister?!" Hound asked.
"Yes, because there is nothing wrong with that," Cade said, glaring at Hound.
"Yeah, Hound, we're going on a road trip!" Rosy May said.
"Rose Gold, we've found a sparkling you'll be happy to see," Stormseer said to Rose Gold.
"Yes, who?" she asked.
"This," she said, gesturing behind her, "is your sister." A little sparkling stepped out and looked at the Storyteller.
"What is her name?" Rose Gold asked her friend.
"She doesn't have one, we didn't even know she existed, but you're related."
"I think she's great! How about Rosy, Rosy May," she asked looking at the sparkling. She thought for a second then nodded. "Because Rosy may be the key to ending the war."
Earth; Present Day
"Uh, Cade, I need you to come with me," Rosy May said. They were in Nevada in the driveway of one of Rosy May's old acquaintances.
"Okay," he said coming walking up to her. She took in a deep breath and started walking forward.
"I'm just going to warn you now, he's not the most sane of people," she said, then she rang the doorbell and waited until she heard something on the other side.
They stood awkwardly as they listened to someone on the other side unlock something. The door opened and they saw a man. He was short and harry. When he looked at them, he had to squint his eyes to see.
"Maybel?" he asked.
"Yeah, it's me. Leo, you know how you called me when you found the woman?" she asked.
"Yes, why did you come all this way to ask me that? And who is this?" he asked.
"Cade, he saved me, but I need to see the lady."
"Okay, I'll take you to her," he agreed.
"Thanks, I knew I could count on you," she said walking back toward where the Autobots awaited, as cars.
"Wait a minute here," Leo said. "That's Sam's car. Why is Sam's car here. You aren't old enough to be driving!"
"Who ever said that I was driving," she said. "Get in." She shoved Leo into the car and got into the Semi truck a few feet in front of Bee with Cade. Leo led them, to what he thought was a golden statue, and they all got out. The Autobots around them transformed and Leo looked at them shocked.
"Wait, these are those aliens that destroyed Chicago?" he asked.
"No! You are a fool, Leo. These are the ones that saved your world!"
"'Your world'? What do you mean by that?" he asked.
"This isn't my place."
"So you're an alien too?"
"Just shut up and lead me her," she said shoving him.
Leo led them to where he last saw the lady and Rosy May ran straight to the stasis pod.
"Open it," she said.
"We can't, she'll die," Hound said.
"Because someone tried to kill her, so we sent her here to save her," Optimus answered.
"So now that we're on this planet, she's no longer in danger."
"That would make sense," Leo said.
Optimus opened the pod and stepped aside. Rosy May watched as light filled the blue eyes of her golden sister.
"You're Rose Gold?" Rosy May said in awe. "You're my sister?"
Rose Gold stared at her for a second, then pulled her into an embrace.
"Rosy, oh, Rosy, I knew that they'd save you," she said.
Rosy stepped away. "Saved me from what?" she asked.
"Being a Decepticon."
"Why would I be a Decepticon?"
"Because-" Rose Gold started.
"They influenced your train of thought," Optimus said and Rose Gold shot him a questioning look.
"Optimus?" she questioned. But when he didn't answer she fell silent.
"Okay, now that you have your sister back, let's go," Hound said.
"Shutup, Hound," Rosy May said. "Rose Gold, you have to tell me who I was, I can't trust Optimus. He's lied to me too many times already."
"I'm so sorry, Rosy, but if I tell you, pain and destruction will come to this planet."
"Rose Gold, I need to talk to you," Rosy May said calmly.
"Just a second, I need to finish what I'm doing," Rose Gold answered.
"Rose Gold, it can't wait!"
"Well it's going to have to!"
"Ugh! I can't do it anymore! I can't just be your shadow forever, Rose Gold, left on the street for the others to stare at! I'm not your pet and I'm not staying! I'm leaving! And I'm going to a place where I can try and fail, where I can become who I want to be!" Rosy May yelled. Rose Gold stared at her sister in shock. "I can't stay, I'm sorry, but I'm going to become a Decepticon. At least there, I might fit in." She stormed off and Rose Gold stood. She stood until she cried. And she cried until she knew where she went wrong.
Cybertron; A few years later
"Hello?" Rose Gold asked, uncertainly and the doors were busted down. She muffled a scream and stepped back into her burner, melting part of her back. Rosy May busted down the doors and stepped inside, her eyes glowed red. Rose Gold felt her sister's hatred burning straight into her spark. "Rosy May! Please! It doesn't have to be this way!" she said.
"Oh, but it does, remember, you shoved me away, just like the rest of the people who tried to care about you," Rosy May answered, stepping toward her sister threateningly.
"NO! You threw me away! Now it's my turn to take out the scraps!"
"I do care about you!"
"Really? You have a funny way of showing it."