A/N – another chapter. yeah, I don't think I'm going to have this continue for much longer. another two chapters at most, I think.


"We need to move before the fighter spot us" Optimus ordered. "Wait here until we scout a route ahead"

"Hey, think we could use that rocket to shoot down the pillar?" Sam asked, see the guys getting armed. "We're eight blocks away. We got to get closer to take a shot" Epps told him. "Not closer. Higher. We need a clear long on sight" one of Epps guys corrected.

"And it's across the river. Gonna have a hell of a time trying to sneak up." Epps added. "We only got one shot" another guy said.

Sam thought for a moment. "One shot; all we need."


They all headed off, trying to find the perfect spot to shoot. "That is one scary-ass Decepticon" one of the guys yelled as they ran into a building after being chased by Shockwave. "They got my trailer. I need that flight tech" Optimus complained.

"Shockwave can't hunt all of us at once. Wrecker, we need a diversion" that's what they're best at, after all.

"Listen, we're gonna circle around to that glass building" Epps explained. "And we'll get high enough to make the rocket shot, while you guys draw his fire. Let's move!"

"Wait a minute! I'm not letting you go out there without my urban combat prototype" Que said. "They're great inventions for kicking ass"

"What are these?" Epps asked.

"Those are boom-stick. Armed in 30 seconds" Que explained. "Grapple gloves, for climbing."

Sam turned to Lindsey. "Linds, I want you to stay here" Sam told her. "No!" Lindsey protested, but Sam hushed her. "You're pregnant. You may not show yet, but you've already been through enough."

Lindsey reluctantly nodded. "Don't worry, Sam. We'll take care of her" Ironhide promised. He and Que would stay hidden with Lindsey to protect her and the baby.

"Alright, let's roll"


Lindsey hated waiting. She watched as Shockwave attacked the building Sam was in, and Ironhide had to restrain her as it fell.

Lindsey shut her eyes tight, trying to shut out all the sound, praying.

After what seemed like forever, and her drowning out the sounds of battle, there was silence.

"Lindsey!" Sam ran into the building, cheering. "We won." They ran to each other, and Sam lifted Lindsey up into the air, spinning her around and he kissed her soundly. Will and Robert smirked as they walked, side-by-side toward the two.

"I'm so sorry. You were right, but now I'm choosing you. You over the world. You're the only thing I need in this world, and I'll do anything to make it up to you, and our child, I promise" Sam swore.

"I'll hold you to that" Lindsey told him.

Sam passed Lindsey around as everyone hugged her. They all loved her so much. And, Optimus guess, this is why the Alspark chose her to be the Mistress of Cybertron. Because she connected everyone in a way no one or thing could.

In any war there are calms between storms. There will be days when we lose faith. Days when our allies turn against us. But the day will never come that we forsake this planet and its people.