Welcome to the show! I have coughed up something I hope you will like. This is set in the G1 contnuity but takes a detour from that established timline in that the fates of some characters do not follow their ultimate fate as seen in the 86 movie. The Decepticons have established a trade agreement with a race of beings on the outer rim and Starscream is in charge of shipments running smoothly. Of course, if it all went as planned then there would be little to write about... Primary characters are Thundercracker, Skywarp, Starscream, and Bluestreak. FORGOTTEN by G. Donaldson –Chapter 1 The last few hours of this flight were wearing thin on his patience. As he sealed another container, Thundercracker felt the anger building. How much longer can I do this? He had never completely agreed with Megatron's actions and now the thought of ferrying weapons and supplies to an alien race, knowing all too well that they would eventually pay the ultimate price for forming a partnership with the Decepticons, was more than he could bear. One day I am going to burst and it will probably get me killed. Starscream put down his datapad and walked toward the door leading out of the cargo bay, "We're approaching orbit of the planet. I'm going to the bridge to oversee everything goes as scheduled. Finish loading these containers so we can ship them as soon as we land. I want to get off this heap ASAP." The corridor door hissed shut behind him and Thundercracker took a long breath. It was coming. Skywarp set down his box down by the others and picked up the datapad, checking it off, "Thundercracker, how many you got left to do?" Thundercracker didn't want to answer him. He knew as soon as Starscream had left the bay that Skywarp would pipe up. He loathed being right, "This makes 24. Now shut-up so I can finish up before we go planetside." It wouldn't work though. Skywarp never shut his trap when he was alone with him. It was bad enough that they were arming a race to destroy themselves but he was boxing up the weapons himself and he felt powerless to stop it. Sometimes the Decepticon war machine just seemed too large to even try to stop. He could still remember a time when it was in its infancy and so many times he wished he could go back to that time and disband the group before it grew out of hand. "You're always so touchy. What the scrap happened today to make you so grumpy?" Skywarp paused and smiled. "You wanna hear what me and Skimrunner did the other day?" Here it comes, just as he knew it would. Thundercracker was so easily annoyed by Skywarp's stories, "No, I don't. I don't care, Skywarp." As he picked up another container to load, Skywarp began laughing, "So me and Skimrunner came up on this small supply depot outside Kaon, and he justs busts on in there. I heard some screamin' so I went in too. Man that place was small and it was chock full of mini-bots. By the time I got in there ol' Skim was already pressing down on the chest plate of one of 'em and offlined it without firing a shot. He started firing then and they started toppling over like rag dolls. I picked up that there were some in a back room and teleported back there and started shooting even before I completely phase-shifted. That's always fun, to see bots fallin' before I completely materialize!" "Who were they?" Thundercracker said, interrupting Skywarp. "Who were they? Who cares? They are wasted now, let Primus sort 'em out." Skywarp gloated, "You always want to know names. What does it matter. All that matters is who's functioning at the end." "You don't have to agree with me 'Warp, it just matter to me." Now Thundercracker felt the conversation was over and he could get back to his thoughts, uninterrupted. But Skywarp liked making Thundercracker squirm, "You sure you're cut out for this T? Maybe I should tell Megatron what you're really doing when his optics are turned." It was an empty threat but he always made it. Empty because Thundercracker had far more incriminating evidence on Skywarp than the other way around. Skywarp was always acting on impulses and performing some sort of juvenile acts that would get him offlined if Megatron only knew. Skywarp knew this which is why he never went to Megatron like he always threatened. Skywarp set his container down and leaned against it, "Talkin' about names, who was that one bot a while back? You know, that one you let out of the city after we had decimated it? We leveled everything there, but you just had to let this one bot off the hook." "Let this go Skywarp. You know I don't like to talk about all this old stuff and I'm really getting tired of you bringing it up." Thundercracker was almost shaking he was getting so angry. "Just tell me his name and I'll shut up." He knew Skywarp wouldn't be quiet that easy, But his patience was not at the level it needed to be. He sighed in resignation, "Bluestreak,"