Opening scene of Autobot campaign Why hello there. Thanks for looking here. I'm currently in school for video game programming and am working on something that I think any Trans fan who is also a gamer would be pretty crazy about. Enough about that for now though. What I have here for you is a small part of what is part of the larger story. Hope you enjoy. ___________________________________________ "Professor Jetstream? Why do you thin..." Hearing his name, the old bot turned away from the holo-files he was working on, seemingly already knowing who was addressing him. "Flareup...", he interuptted the young bot, "... I do believe the class, and that includes yourself, has a very challenging project that is due by the end of this session. Perhaps the question you should be asking is 'Do I really have the time to be bothering the Professor?', not whatever your over active processor has just conjured up." Unsurprisingly to those watching, Flareup continued on with her intended question. "Why do you think the 'Decepticons'...", it was interesting that she had said the word as though it held no power, like she was doubtful of the veracity of its existense, "... really started these attacks? I simply can't truly believe that its because they thought things were so bad that the only way they could be heard was this open murder and terrorizing." It seemed the only way that Jetstream could begin his rebuttal was with a sigh, "Is that so? Well, let me ask you a question then, young one. Have you ever been to the slums in Kaon, or Polyhexs' Dead End? Have you ever worked a cycle in the energon mines, or in the factories of The Tagan Heights?" "Well... well I..." "I thought not.", Jetstream continued, now addressing the whole class, "While much of society here in Protihex has prospered, the last many cycles have not been so kind to all bots here on Cybertron. There are many who have suffered under the excessive taxation of some regions, and were struggling simply to survive. Were any of you aware that the day that He committed his first murder, which many now believe was most likely in self defense, was the same day that the late Senator Decimus went to the mines to inform the workers there that they were to have their livelihood stripped from them as their jobs were taken over by automated drones? That is a fact that wasn't as widely reported on the holo-feeds". The old bot begun to pace back and forth, speaking as much to himself now as his students, "Furthermore, this most likely this wasn't even a necessary measure, and the extra credits would probably only be going to further fill the senators personal coffers. We already know from the Autobots investigation into the Senate that many of them were quite... unscrupulous, that it could even be seen as a blessing that we are rid of them now, from a certain point of view." At this last statement, the entire class seemed to let a gasp escape their vocal processors, and of course, Flareup was the first to speak up. "Sir! You sound like a Decepticon!" This gave Jetstream visual pause, and he seemed to speak more carefully as he continued, "That is a very serious thing to say, Flareup. The point, however, remains. Can you refute that we are now lead by a more reputable, more honorable system than we were under the Senate?" "Well, I certainly don't think...", the young bot was interupted by the door flashing open and one of her peers stepping in. "Jetstream...", the newly arrived diminutive bot said in an eerily detached voice. The professor turned to face him, "Why Chase, how kind of you to finally join us. Let me remind you, young one, that you must address me as 'Sir' or 'Prof..." The small red bot cut him off before he could finish, "... Megatron says 'hello'...". Without another word, a blaster popped out from a hidden compartment on his side, which he promptly used to burn a hole through Jetstreams head, directly between the optics. Turning to look up at the security camera as the class screamed in horror, Chase spoke again in his distant voice as he dropped the blaster and pulled out a small remote with a single button , "... Decepticons Prevail..." Notable for her intiative, Flareup recognized what Chase held and began to scream, "EVERYBODY GET DOW...", but her sentence was never finished, cut off by a terrible explosion as Chase pushed that single button, and the screen went dead. __________________________ Part 2 to follow.