Chapter 3: Pursuit New chapter. Hope you enjoy! Prowl, Autobot Military Strategist and Chief of Security, taps into the central security terminal. There he runs simultaneous calculations of recent developments including the effect of the demise of Zeta Prime on the Autobots’ effective military strength, potential defenses against local organic weaponry, and the probability of victory against Decepticon forces on Earth while accounting for Terran variables. Multiple displays flash and cycle through each other and cast a dim glow on the Autobot in the otherwise dark and silent room. Light suddenly bursts through the entrance to the chamber as a fellow Autobot enters. “Dark and depressing, suits your style.” “Is there a reason to interrupt me, Jazz?” The head of Special Operations chuckles at his comrade’s cool demeanor. “I just figured I’d check on in you. Now that we know the Decepticons have crashed the party, the Boss wants my team to feel it out.” “A logical procedure,” Prowl accessed, still focused on his work. “I dig, but I know that super-computer in your cranium can hit on things others can’t. I was wondering what your take was.” “My assessment is that your investigation is fruitless,” Prowl stated with a static voice and a stoic expression. “The Decepticons are aware of our presence and are also clearly exercising the same cautions as us with the local population.” “Ah,” Jazz answers with a grin. “Then what’s your call?” “Interceptions of local communications have proven useful. The most effective solution is for me to deal with this myself. According to my calculations I’m the only one who can infiltrate the Terran population without alerting them to our presence. I will handle the situation.” “Sounds like a plan, Chief” Jazz concurs. “Though you won’t mind if I continue to follow my fruitless efforts all the same, right?” “It is logical to follow procedure, though I know the outcome.” Jazz smiles at he thinks that Prowl hasn’t changed at all. Others tend to take offense to the officer’s cold behavior, but Jazz knows Prowl better then most.