Hello! Holy crap, I am so sorry this is like really late! i got caught up homework and with finals i completley forgot about this. but now that it's summer vacation i can update a lot more often. i hope to have another chapter up possibly by tuesday.

Well enjoy this chapter!


Ratchet POV: At the Base

I stand and wait patiently for Optimus to get to the command center, still thinking about who would use the ground bridge at this time of the morning. Optimus reaches the command center and comes to stand at my side.

"So you called me here, because…?" Optimus asks.

"I figured you'd want to investigate and not want me going alone." I reply

"Alright," Optimus sighs. "Let's get going."

Optimus and I walk through the ground bridge. Almost immediately he pulls me back into the bushes. That's when I see Starscream. I let out a low growl and make a move to go after him.

"Easy old friend." Optimus says putting a hand on my shoulder. "Let's move over that way so we can hear what they are saying."

As quietly as possible we move up closer through the bushes and trees until we can hear what Starscream is saying and see who the seeker is talking to: Shadow.

"I'm actually surprised you can't tell." The femme says.

"What is that supposed to mean?" Starscream replies.

"You are a seeker are you not?" Shadow asks raising and optic ridge crossing her arms over her chassis.

A look of complete shock crosses the seekers faceplates and he gasps putting a servo up to cover his mouth. "You mean…?"

The black femme nods. "Yep, I'm sparked."

My mouth drops nearly to the ground when I hear the words spill from her mouth.

"Oh no! Why me? I'll never make a good sire!" the seeker frets. He starts to pace back and forth in front of Shadow, mumbling curses under his breath.

"Primus, Starscream, you imbecile, you are not the sire!" Shadow shouts.

Starscream freezes in his tracks and his head turns to face his sparkmate. "Well if I'm not the sire then who is?"

Shadow puts her hand up to cover her eyes and forehead. "Why must I be bonded to a moron? My

Primus."

"Well, are you going to answer my question, or not?" the seeker hissed.

"The sparkling's sire is Ratchet. You moron!" Shadow said turning away from Starscream.


Optimus POV

I look to Ratchet. His optics have widened and his mouth has dropped open.

"Oh." Starscream says walking up behind Shadow, placing a hand on her shoulder. "You know, your father will need to be told."

Shadow reeled away from his touch hissing at the seeker. "You were told never to bring up my father in any conversation! I hate him with a burning passion and I wished he had been killed in that spacebridge explosion! But of course everything was ruined and he still lives."

I know the truth of Shadow's family and Shadow and I have kept it between the two of us but I fear that Ratchet will learn the truth. And after what happened last night, I don't believe it will end well.

"Her father…who in primus name is her father…?" I hear Ratchet mutter.

"But Megatron-!" Shadow cuts the seeker off.

"Do not speak his name!" Shadow hisses through gritted denta. "I forbid you to speak my father's name! He is vile and evil, a creature of pure and utter darkness… and to me Megatron will never be my father!"

Starscream backs away from the fuming femme seeker. Her optics have turned a deep blood red.

"Sorrry!" Starscream sneers. Shadow lashes out with her clawed servo giving the ex-con seeker a nice looking gash on his arm. He shrieks –proving the reason he is named Starscream- and jumps back curling into a ball near one of the trees to the edge of the small clearing. Shadow stalks forward and looms over the cowering seeker. "I'm sorry! Please don't hurt me!" the seeker squeals.

Shadow starts laughing, so like Megatron it's a bit scary. "You're scared of me." She leans her face in closer.

"N-no I'm not." Starscream stutters.

Shadow puts her face close to his audials. "You should be." she whispers.

"Ratchet," I say jolting the medic out of his thoughts. "I think it's time we take our leave."

The medic barely gives a nod before I am dragging him away from the small clearing through the woods and back to the ground bridge.

"You can let me go now." The medic snaps. I let him go and he brushes the dirt off of himself. I can tell he is annoyed with Shadow as he walks through the ground bridge. I follow him afraid of what's to come.

"Did you know about this?" Ratchet shouts at me. I turn down my audial receptors.

"Um, well, yes?" I say. The medic pulls a wrench from nowhere and chucks it at my helm. His aim is always perfect and he hits me clean on.

"OW!" I yell clutching my now aching helm.

"IF YOU KNEW SHE WAS MEGATRON'S DAUGHTER THEN WHY THE FRAG DID YOU NOT TELL ME BEFORE HAND?"

"It was a private matter that Shadow didn't want me to discuss with anyone same as with Starscream." I tell the angered medic.

"YOU KNEW ABOUT STARSCREAM AS WELL? WHAT THE FRAG IS WRONG WITH YOUR PROCESSOR! YOU KNEW I WAS ENGAGED IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH SHADOW YET YOU DON'T THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO METION THAT SHE IS BONDED TO STARSCREAM AND THAT SHE IS-." Ratchet was cut off by Shadow stepping through the groundbridge.

"Oh, hi Optimus. Ratchet." She says hastily making her exit. Ratchet's eyes follow the black femme, filled with longing.

"I'll be in my quarters, if I'm needed." Ratchet tells me still annoyed and disappears. I sigh and cover my optics with my servos.

By not telling Ratchet the truth sooner, I fear I have made a grave mistake.


Please Review its like high grade for me!

I realised that i never really gave a description or much of a backstory on Shadow. so here you go!

Shadow is a black femme with navy streaks. she looks like Arcee except her shoulders look more like Megatron's. her face is more angular almost like Airachnid's. and she has talons as well as fangs like Megatron. her optics are an azure color but if she gets angry enough her optics with turn a bloody red color and her fangs with sharpen.

Shadow grew up knowing that her sire was Megatron. she was an accident created before the war started, her carrier, had other creations: the twins Prowl and Smokescreen. despite not knowing the truth, Prowl befriended his half sister. but Smokescreen wasn't as sure of the fact that she was actually their sister, the reason being: she didnt have doorwings like normal praxians. (and frankly she still doesn't) It was Smokescreen that discovered the truth that she was Megatron's daughter. Smokescreen turned on his sister and convinced their mother to turn as well. Prowl was astounded that Shadow hadn't told him but he stayed with her and they left Praxus to join the Autobots in the fight against the Decepticons.

okay this little backstory sucked. i will probably do a side story about Prowl and Shadow and i'll go more in depth into their relationship as well as Ratchet's later in the story.

anyway please review and i'll get another chapter up soon to pay you guys back for having to wait so long!