To those with sharp eyesight, anyone ever watch DOTM and wonder at the end, "Hey, why is Mirage/Dino limping? Why's he holding his arm like he's wounded?" I thought it was a neat detail that showed that the Autobots aren't invincible, they don't just die or come out scratchless. They just get wounded sometimes. Though I wondered how it happened, and I decided to make up a way. This is my first fanfic and I want feedback. The Battle of Chicago was raging. Many high ranked Decepticons had been killed. Starscream, Soundwave, Barricade, even the great Shockwave was defeated. Decepticon troops were dropping like flies and Megatron was M.I.A. But the main focus was Sentinel. The one who betrayed the Autobots. One of the last two descendants of the Original 13 Primes. He was once a great Autobot Leader, but now, though he'd never admit it, was practically a Decepticon himself. Ironhide, Skids, Mudflap...all had been casualties of his wrath. Optimus was being mowed down by fighters, the Wreckers taking on Devcon, Sideswipe, Ratchet, Bumblebee and NEST soldiers taking on Protoform troops. But one Autobot, Mirage, saw an opportunity "Sentinel...that bastard. Doesn't even know I'm here. I can just sneak up on him and end this all in one quick strike." *Note: Italics mean in thought* The sneaky Autobot decided to take up this opportunity and activates his cloaking ability. He tiptoes behind Sentinel, wrist scythes out, and jumps in the air. He decloaks, but that didn't matter, his scythes were aimed right at Sentinel's head, where they could pierce his processor and end his life instantly. But out of the corner of Sentinel's optic, he spots the sneaky bot. He reacted by swing his blade around, it grazes Mirage. He groans in pain and tries to get a second shot, but Sentinel stabs him in the arm. He pushes the blade through, cutting through Mirage's arm and bending it backwards, revealing internal wiring. Mirage bellows in pain. Then, Sentinel uses his shield to pierce through his leg. Mirage screams again. Sideswipe, fresh off stabbing a Protoform trooper through the spark, sees what is happening. Bumblebee and Ratchet see it too. They run across the street to Mirage's safety. Sentinel thinks to himself, "This is what the Autobot army has become in my absense? Pathetic. I'd have this one scrubbing waste disposal units." He draws back to kill the foolish Autobot, but Mirage yet again tries to stab him. "He has persistance, I'll give him that." He kicks the Autobot to the ground, red hot mech fluid spilling from his mouth as he does. By now, The three Autobots and NEST troops arrive. "Mirage! Ratchet, help him!" Sideswipe yells. He and Bumblebee shoot at Sentinel, but the wise and powerful Prime deflects the shots with his shield with ease. Ratchet, after shooting a lone Protoform, rushes to Mirage's safety, taking him out of the action. The two Autobots struggle as Sentinel sheaths his sword, and grabs his Rust Cannon, firing at Sideswipe and four human soldiers. The soldiers crumble to ashes as soon as the high-tech Cybertronian weapon grazes their flesh. Sideswipe dodges, but the kickback of the blast sends him flying backwards. His twin pistols out of hand, Sideswipe struggles to get up, and orders Bumblebee and the soldiers to fall back. "I bet this would be a whole lot easier if Ironhide were here..." Sideswipe says to himself as Sentinel continues his rampage.