Me: Hey everyone, I decided to put up one of the stories that me and my friend Darkshadow did together. She's a really good friend of mine, and we've had a really great time with this story. (smiles) And we hope that you enjoy this story as much as we did.
Cheetor: G'reth the Air Dragon doesn't own the Beast Wars or Darkshadow. Said person belongs only to herself and G'reth owns only herself.
"EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!" came a screech that came from above.
Zooming in, a girl with dark-blonde hair and hazel eyes tumbled through the air towards a forest, her spotted leopard shirt flapping in the breeze. Her name is Lauren, but she likes her screen-name Greth.
"WHOA!" she exclaimed as she fell through the canopy of leaves and landed on top of something large and white.
"OMPH!" the creature called out as he collapsed under the weight of Greth.
"What da slag?" a Brooklyn accented voice exclaimed.
"Ouch," Greth said as the creature she was on stood up with her on his back, looking dazed and feeling weak.
"Did that human just speak?" a young energetic voice asked.
"I just realized that I will never go sky-diving. Not now, not ever!" Greth said as she passed out colder than a wet mackerel.
A medium sized girl with blonde hair and green eyes was walking around in some sort of jungle. She looked down on the ground and saw a few spiders on her shoe. "Eew! You yucky bugs get off me!"
The girl's real name was Jessie, but she loved her screen name, Darkshadow. Plus that's what most of her friends called her. Darkshadow look up suddenly and saw a big red prehistoric bird.
"What the-?" she said as she grabbed a rock threw it towards the red-orange birdie- thingy.
"Ah-ah. I suggest you don't do that," came a deep voice from behind her.
"Ow, what the heck hit me like a gorilla on a rampage?" Greth asked as she sat up and held her head in her hands in an attempt to get rid of the headache that was brewing.
"Are you alright?" asked a deep, gentle voice.
She looked up quickly and yelped at what she saw and nearly fell off of the other side of the metal bed she was on. Someone grabbed onto her arm and pulled her back onto the safety of the metal slab.
Greth looked around the room quickly and saw that there were other robots there in the room. But two of them caught her attention and she froze, staring. The creatures that caught her gaze were a cheetah and a tiger. Her two most favorite animals were in the same room with her and the robots. A mixed feeling of joy and fear filled her as she stared long and hard at the two.
When one of them cocked their head at her she flinched and shook her head violently. "Okay, this has got to be a dream. I cannot be seeing two big cats in one room with a bunch of robots," she said as she covered her eyes with her right hand. "It's just not possible."
"Ya better believe it, kid. 'Cause it's true," said one of the robots that had the Brooklyn accent said. Greth looked up at him and looked at him with curious eyes. "Who are you?" she asked him.
"Da name's Rattrap. Now, who are you? And why did ya land on the Tigatron like that?" he replied as he crossed his arms together.
Remembering her manners, Greth sat up straight and said in her low voice, "My name is Lauren. But, I usually like my nickname, Greth. Most of my friends call me that anyway." She shrugged then. "I don't know how that little fall-out-of-the-sky-and-land-on-someone incident happened. I don't even know how I even got here!" she said.
The robots exchanged glances at each other and Greth, making her nervous. "Did I say something wrong?" she hesitantly asked. This took some of the robots by surprise.
"No," a large green robot said as he stepped forward. "You said nothing wrong. It's just that we're unsure of some things. Like, we're unsure how you could have gotten here."
Greth looked at the robots in the room again, taking in every bit of detail. A robot that looked like he could become a raptor glared when she got to him. Flinching she turned away and said, "Me ahn ham needa."
"What did you say?" Rattrap asked.
Greth looked at Rattrap and replied, "I said, 'I'm sorry,' in Korean. Another language."
Darkshadow looked behind her, and saw a large purple robot. "What the? Get your hands off of me!"
The large prehistoric bird flapped it's wings and yelled. "Terrorsaur Terrorize!" Terrorsaur walked over to the tall purple robot and Dark.
Dark looked up in amazement, not knowing what to do, she just closed her eyes.
After ten minutes, Dark woke up, and found herself in some sort of control room, on the floor, laying on her stomach. She opened her eyes, and saw five robots. One had eight legs, so she was assuming that it could become a spider. The second one was a blue color and had a stinger, but she wasn't sure what kind of creature that was. Another one was yellow and green. That robot looked like some sort of insect. And the other two she remembered from earlier.
The purple robot turned around, and stared down at Darkshadow. "Ahh. Our guest stirs. I am Megatron, leader of the Predacons. This is Tarantulas, Waspinator, Terrorsaur, and Scorpinox. Who are you?"
"Oh, I'm -Darkshadow. Predacons?" she replied with a raised eyebrow.
"Yessss. The Predacons are in a war against the Maximal's. You are either with us our against us. So what will it be, my dear Darkshadow?"
"So you mean to tell me that you and these 'Predaons' are fighting an intergalactic war, and that you guys are stranded on Prehistoric Earth gathering Energon?" Greth asked as she tried to make sense of everything that the Maximals had told her.
"Yes," Optimus said to her as she swung her leg up and down, a sign that she was bored.
"And if you guys weren't in that spot where I would have landed, I would be with the Predacons now?" she asked again.
"Yes. But your landing on top of me was less painful than expected," Tigatron said as he crossed his arms.
Blushing, Greth put her arms behind her head and said, "Sorry about that."
"So, you have no idea how you came here at all?" Cheetor asked as he sat next to her, making her blush harder.
"Well, I only remember chatting with someone on the 'net, and all of a sudden I found myself falling!" she admitted.
"Hmm..." Rhinox muttered as he watched Greth carefully. "I wonder if that friend of yours that you were chatting to came here as well."
Dark nodded her head and said she'd indeed stay with these Predacons. Megatron showed her where she'd be staying, and just basically gave her a tour of the base. Telling her what she couldn't touch, and what she could.
"Don't touch any of the weapons, unless I tell you too!" Megatron yelled, as Dark was touching one of Tarantulas' guns.
They did one lap around the base, and returned back to the control room. "Hmm.. Dark,. You, and Scorpinox will check in sector 452. That's around the Maximal base. See if any of them survived and if they were destroyed."
"Yes, lord Megatron. Beast mode!" Scorpinox bowed down to his leader, and transformed to his scorpion form. "Well come on!"
Dark followed very slowly. She was mumbling how she didn't get to use a weapon.
So after Cheetor gave Greth a quick tour around the base he offered to take her out and show her around the Maximal base territory, starting with sector 452.
"Beast mode!" Cheetor exclaimed the transformation code and went into his alt mode. "Hop on," he said as he knelt down for her to get on. She obeyed and they set off.
"I just don't believe that I'm actually riding a cheetah! It's awesome!" Greth exclaimed as a smile played across her lips.
"That's the first time I've seen you smile!" Cheetor said, surprised.
"Yeah, I don't usually like to show my emotions around everyone."
"Well, we'll just have to change that, now won't we?" Cheetor said.
Greth said nothing as Cheetor continued to run and arrive in sector 452. "We're here!"
As Greth hopped off, she paused and listened carefully. Something was calling her. She bolted forward and vanished into the thicket before Cheetor could blink. "Greth! Come back!" he said as he bounded after her.
Greth didn't hear a word he said as she kept running and found her destination: an empty stasis pod. She slowly walked toward the pod and looked inside.
The earth suddenly began to rock in an earthquake, making her stumble and fall into the stasis pod as it closed behind her. The earthquake stopped as soon as it locked and the scanner began to scan for a suitable life-form.
Darkshadow was just in something called a stasis pod. But she couldn't remember what happened. While she was in the pod, she had blacked out. As she started to wake up, Scorpinox was standing above her with his claw open, and missiles' ready to fire.
"Scorpinox what are you doing?" Dark asked.
"How do you know my name, canine? I don't know yours!" The scorpion was acting very odd.
"Canine? Scorpy, it me, Darkshadow."
His jaw dropped. "Darkshadow, what happened to you?"
"Huh?" She walked over to a small lake and saw her reflection. She was not her normal self: she was a wolf. Her wolf form was all black, she had one red optic, and one green. Long, blood red scratches at the end of her eyes stretched outwards. Her tail had three long spikes, two large. And the other one smaller. "Oh cool."
Dark turned around and saw that Scorpinox was back in his beast form. "Well come on! We told Megatron we'd be back right away. We just have to check on the Maximals!"
Dark looked confused. "Wait, from what I understand. This war has been waging on for at least two months, why would none of the Maximal's have survived?"
Scorpinox clicked his claws. "Tarantulas sent some sort of bomb over there, earlier. It's a long story, just hurry up and follow me."
The stasis pod opened up and Greth bounded out and gripped onto Cheetor like there was no tomorrow. But there was something different about her. Her form had changed into something that looked like a large reptile fused together with a cat, but she was standing on her hind legs, her dragon tail twitching nervously.
"Are you alright?" Cheetor asked, holding onto her after seeing what had happened to her.
Greth nodded her head and looked up at Cheetor with one blue eye and one green eye. "What happened?" she asked in a scared voice.
Cheetor sighed, not sure what to tell her. "Your form has changed. Come on. I'll show you my favorite lake spot in this area," he said gently.
As he led her into the forest toward the lake, Scorpinox and Darkshadow were walking on the same path as they were. When the two different sides parted the bushes, Scorpinox and Cheetor came face to face with each other and Greth and Darkshadow were nearly nose to nose.
They stood there for a moment in silence. Then the two girls startled the two robots silly by doing one thing: Screaming.
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH" the two girls screamed in unison.
Scorpinox, and Cheetor gave each other glares in their beast forms. "Scorpinox Terrorize!
Tarantulas was on one of the scanners in the control room, covering where his ears would be. "Megatron, I sense that Darkshadow and Scorpinox are in trouble."
Megatron nodded. "Yesss. Get the other's!"
All of the Predacons walked out of the base in beast form. Waspinator, and Terrorsaur were ordered to go fly ahead.
"Jeez, that sista' sure can scream!" Rattrap said to no one particular.
"They could be in trouble." Optimus turned around and saw Dinobot and Tigatron. "You two and Rattrap are going to come with me to see what's going on with Greth and Cheetor. Optimus Maximize!"
The boss money flew out of the base, leaving the other three to try and catch up in their beast forms.
Scorpinox opened his claw, and had a missile ready to fire at Cheetor or Greth.
Cheetor had his plasma gun ready, as well. Ready to fire at anyone, in any second.
After three minutes of nonstop screaming the two girls stopped, and stared at each other.
"Who are you?" both girls asked, hoping that the other was friendly. They both flinched and circled each other warily, trying to see who was bigger than the other and who was strongest.
"What do you want?" they asked. Again they flinched and started saying weird things and seeming to know what the other is about to say. One of them was, "Mary had a little lamb. Whose fleece was white as...PICKLED FISH LIPS!" and then they would cover their mouths as Cheetor and Scorpinox watched them both curiously.
"This is ridiculous!" both girls said in unison just as the others arrived. "Stop copying me!"
It seemed that this would continue on for a while if the cheetah and scorpion didn't grab onto them and pull them back.
"What is going on here?" Optimus asked as he landed. The others came behind him and stared at the wolf and strange fuzor.
"That is what I want to know, yesss," Megatron said as he and the Predacons arrived.
They all stared at the two girls who were glaring at each other. "Who are you?" Greth asked the wolf, breaking the silence.
"Who am I? I'm Darkshadow! Now who are you?" the wolf snapped in an angry and suspicious tone.
"I'm Greth," the fuzor replied in the same kind of tone.
Megatron looked at the wolf and asked, "Darkshadow? Correct me if I'm wrong, but before weren't you a human when you went on this mission with Scorpinox?"
Dark nodded, "Yes, but something happened with a pod. Long story!"
"A pod, you say? Where is it?" Tarantulas asked.
"I would like to know too. Greth what happened to the pod?" Optimus asked, raising his voice.
"The pod didn't even have a protoform. I dunno what happened to it," both girls said at the same time, not even bothering to snap at each other for repeating the same sentence again.
Cheetor was the first to fire as he pulled the trigger and it hit Megatron. "Get back!" Terrosaur grabbed Dark and threw her backwards.
"Get back Greth!" Tigatron pulled Greth away from the battle and behind a tree. "Stay down here!" he ordered as he went back to the battle.
As the Maximals and Predacons fired at each other, Greth and Darkshadow wanted to find out more about the other. 'I've got to find out more about her,' both of the girls thought at the same time.
They both crept around the battlefield to get to the other and keep out of range of fire.
They were both on different sides of a bush and as they crawled through it they bumped their noses together painfully. Fighting back a yelp of pain, both girls looked up and stared at each other and froze. Blue, red, and green eyes stared at one another and neither spoke a word as the battle raged on.
"Who are you really?" Greth asked the wolf.
The wolf said nothing for a while and neither did Greth.
"My name is Darkshadow, but my true name is Jessie. Who are you?" the wolf said.
Greth seemed to ponder Dark's name in her head as she thought. "My name is Lauren, but my name here will be Greth," she said gently.
''Did you say Darkshadow?" Greth asked Dark.
She nodded, then her mind finally clicked. "Did you say Greth?"
"Oh my gosh I was talking to someone named Greth online, before this happened!" Darkshadow yelped.
"And I was talking to someone name Darkshadow online, as well!" Greth exclaimed.
"You must be the person I was talking too!" They both squealed in unison.
The two girls walked towards each other and tried to give each other hugs as they screamed in happiness.
Megatron heard Dark making a screaming sound again. "Tarantulas go check on Dark!" he ordered.
"Tigatron go check on Greth, " Optimus ordered.
As Tarantulas and Tigatron went to check on the two girls they saw them hugging each other. Tarantulas grabbed Dark with his claws and exclaimed, "What are you doing? She's the enemy!"
Tigatron grabbed Greth and said, "Greth, she's a Predacon!"
The rest of the Maximals and Predacons came to see what was going on. "Darkshadow, explain yourself! Are you betraying the Predacons? I do not like traitors," Megatron as he glared at Dinobot.
"Greth, what's going on?" Cheetor asked, before Optimus had a chance to start yelling.
"Darkshadow is the friend I was chatting to before I came here! We're best friends even though we never got to meet each other in person!" Greth exclaimed as she smiled happily.
Dark nodded as she struggled. "Yeah! We did a lot of role-plays together and made a ton of stories! And now we finally met each other! This is the best day of my life!" she said as she kicked Tarantulas and ran up to Greth. Greth kicked her way out of Tigatron's grip and pounced on Darkshadow as they began to tumble around.
When the two stopped, they were laughing as if they weren't from different factions. "Best friends FOREVER!" they exclaimed as they hugged each other and giggled happily.
But Megatron didn't think of their friendship like that and neither did Optimus. "That creature is a Maximal! If you hang around with that creature then you are a traitor!" Megatron growled.
Optimus walked up to the two girls and grabbed Greth roughly by the scruff of her shirt and started toward the Axalon and Megatron grabbed Darkshadow by the scruff of her wolf fur.
"We are going to have a long talk when we get back to base young lady," Optimus said sternly.
Greth looked back at Darkshadow and whispered, "Bye."
"Bye," Dark whispered back as the Preds headed back to base.
That last part kind of reminded me of a certain part of the Lion King: Simba's Pride. So sad, me and Darkshadow finally meet and Optimus and Megatron don't want us together as friends! What will happen next? Find out in the next chapter!