Not sure how good this will be, and is mostly a test to see if anyone would be interested; but I am trying to do something different with the concept then just a retelling of the original. I'm looking for comments, ideas, or suggestions on how to improve it. ----- In a darkened room a grizzled old robot with dull faded silver armor sits watching an orb before him, showing a group of robots fighting. A red and Blue distract a large green one with an ax throw. While a purple and black female cocoons the large green one in a sticky substance, before a large explosion is set off destroying most the island around them. "The final players are ready to join us." he speaks in a low aging voice as the explosion happens, speaking to a pair of of robots in the same room with him. The first one is what could be best described as 'cute and fluffy'. with the brown fur that blends with the blue and white metal of his body. His face looks rather young and inexperienced almost like he was fresh off the assembly line. He flips up a green visor that he had been using to monitor the proceedings himself to reveal his blue optics and smiles. "Oh what astounding news! Finally our mission can truly begin! Yes, I can't wait to meet Spiderlady!" He laughs joyfully. The one next to him is taller and lankier robot, looking more monstrous with his claw like hands, and the extra eight limbs that hand off his back in a cloak-like fashion. He looks to the younger robot, his eight green eyes blink in unison. "Oh I wisssh you were sssso sssslagging happy all the time. It unnervesss even me." He says with a slight hiss as his mandibles move along with his mouth. He gaze shifts from the younger robot to the elder in the room. "Ssso what are we sssupposed to do with thessse new pawnsss? Itsss not like I don't have a tough enough time with that delusssional dinosssaur..." "They will arrive on the planet within the hour. The female will be found by the Maximals, much to her dismay. The Wasp will slink off to repair himself; he has an usual healing ability. Make sure that the Predacons find him. The pair hold the key to our mission and opening up the path to our future. I just hope that things will unfold before our situation grows worse. No please, take your leave. My bringing them here has exhausted my circuits and I need to rest." "Yes sir!" the pair reply in unison and disappear into the darkness. ------- In the middle of a dense prehistoric looking jungle, there is a sudden bright flash that captures the attention of a group of four beasts. In the trees above them, a rather large looking raccoon sits and watch with bright blue eyes. "Hey guys, what was that?" The cheetah asks eagerly before he starts to run off in the direction of the flash. "Oh would you cool your heels already, pussycat? Rhinox detected some sort of abnormal energy and were supposed to be escorting him to its point of origin!" The rat complains grumpily. "Oh lighten up, Rattrap. Everyone knows Escort missions are the most annoying thing ever. Rhinox can take care of himself, Bigbot's with him. And maybe this flash is the thing he detected!" The Cheetah replies, not waiting for Rattrap to follow. "Even more reason we should be cautious!" Rattrap complains and slumps. "Kids... Who did I piss off in a past life to get stuck babysitting kids all day!" He grumbles to himself and scurries after the Cheetah. Behind him a large Rhino and Ape run after them. "You could at least wait up for us!" Rhinox yells as he chases after the pair. "You know how those two are. With the Predacons around were all in danger as even one of them is more then a match for us." The Ape replies with a bit of a chortle. "Yeah, I know; and Cheetor sees this as his chance to prove himself a warrior and hero and join the Elite Guard. That's not the problem, the energy signal of that flash matches up with the signals I got this morning. Those two could be running into danger!" Rhinox replies, seeming even grumpier then Rattrap. "Right, Never can be just a simple mission can it? Well lets get a move on." The Ape replies with a sigh. With a lunge, Rattrap tackles Cheetor to the ground. "Hey! Watch it1 What are you doing!" Cheetor growls "Stopping you from doing something stupid! Just look at the size of those things!" "Yeah, but one's scattered across the field and the other is unconscious! We'll be fine." "Do either of your to bumblebrains know how to wait?" Rhinox grumbles as he walks closer to the unconscious female. This is interesting..." He grumbles and the other three quickly join him in looking to the feminine spider-like robot, who starts to stir. "Ugh..." She says softly, her red optics blinking as she looks to quartet of animals. "Oh, you have got to be kidding me..." She says with a sigh and slowly stands up. "Just what I need, MORE Organics... Now where did that Wasp get to? He's my only way back." "Back where?" Cheetor asks stepping forward before Rattrap can stop him. "Back to my la... Wait who said that?" Black Archnia asks quickly turning around. "I did, surely you've seen other Transformers before." Cheetor replies and transforms into a long lanky robot, with a cat-like face. Black Archnia blinks her four eyes as she studies Cheetor, and then smiles devilishly. "Amazing. I never expected that there were other techno-organic hybrids like myself... This could make things much easier." Cheetor looks two the others behind him. "Come on out, It's okay. She doesn't seem to want to slag us!" Rattrap sighs and looks to the others. "We're all gonna die, aren't we?" He asks before Transforming into a short skinny robot, his face having vague ratlike features as well as what looks like an exposed brain under a glass dome. Rhinox and the Ape follow suit. Rhinox becoming a Short stocky robot; looking much older then the others, the Rhino head laying flush against his chest. Two small horns adorn his forehead. The Ape is the tallest of the group, having a rather average build compared to the others. Unlike the others he doesn't have his animal head displayed on his chest. Upon seeing him Black Archnia's mood changes quickly. "OPTIMUS! What are /you/ doing here?" She Sneers and charges at him. "I thought you said she wasn't gonna slag us!" Rattrap yells and ducks for cover. The Ape Robot quickly pulls out a pair of long swords taking up a guarding stance. Blocking her with the flat sides as not to harm her. "Optimus? How do you know my Ancestor? My name is Primal." Black Archnia calms down some, though is still leery of the Ape in front of her. "Primal? What kind of dopey name is that?" "Get me angry and find out." He replies bluntly. "Now why do you sound like you know my Ancestor personally?" "How could he be your Ancestor; I just seen him and that other jerk Sentinel just a few moments ago." Rhinox blinks in realization as everything starts to click together for him. "By the the Allspark, You're Black Archnia... But the history records said you were obliterated in an explosion saving them from the rogue Autobot Wasp. But how could you be here... that was over 5,000 deca-cycles ago. A rather jovial chuckle sounds from the tree above them as the blue-eyed Raccoon jumps down to join them. "Isn't obvious! Explosion mustsa blew the Spiderlady here! So awesome to get to witness a living part of history!" The raccoon exclaims as he shifts into his robot mode, the same as the young robot earlier. He flips up his green visor and looks over her with wide-eyed admiration. "So much we could learn form her!" He says and clasps his hands together. "Heinlad, its about time you joined us. I really wish you would stop disappearing on your team like you do." Primal says with a sigh. "Oh, I am so sorry Bigbot, but I just can't explore this world we crashed on. There is so much to see and learn if you just took the time to see beneath the surface." "Could you get this little rat away from me?" Black Archnia sneers, not caring for being talked about like she's should be preserved in a museum. "I am not the rat, Spiderlady. I am the Raccoon. That grumpy one over there is the Rat!" Heinlad laughs playfully and points towards Rattrap. "Regardless, it would be better to discuss this back at the base before were found." Primal replies before Rattrap can pipe up and start an argument. "Oh, I am afraid that it is too late for that Primal. We've already found your band of merry Maximals." Says a deep purple and silver robot that towers over all the others. He points a dripping plasma sword towards the Maximals "Now it is time for you to hand over the driver, so that I can finally get off this rock!"