Two days had past since Sari had used her key to upgrade herself. She was no longer an eight-year-old girl as she had been before the fateful upgrade. The key’s power had caused Sari to grow and age rapidly. She was now a sixteen-year-old girl. Sari looked and felt older, but she was still the same little girl on the inside. Only now, Sari was less rambunctious and more rebellious. Sari was finally feeling better after Ratchet had used the EMP generator on her to keep her from destroying Detroit. Even though using her robotic powers had its disadvantages, there was one thing Sari couldn’t argue with, she felt good using them. In fact, she had never felt more alive in her life than when she fought the Rock Lords. She felt liberated and empowered and like many people who crave power, she wanted more. But unfortunately, her father would hear nothing of it, and neither would her Autobot friends. In fact, the Autobots felt that it would be a good idea if Sari were to stop spending time with them for fear of her safety, and her father agreed with them. Sari thought that the very suggestion was unacceptable. Sari let her anger get the best of her and stormed off with tears in her eyes. Sari feared that if she had stayed any longer, she would have done something horrible. Sari is walking through the Detroit City Park. She is trying to pull herself together when she hears a low rumbling sound. All of a sudden, a large mine protected vehicle comes crashing through the trees and barrels straight towards Sari. Sari is paralyzed with fear. Just as Sari is about to get flattened, a mysterious figure leaps at Sari and grabs her. The mysterious figure carries Sari over to a safe place and gently puts her down. Sari gets a better look at her savior. She sees that it is a giant robot wearing a poncho and a Chinese coolie hat. The robot looks down at her. Sixshot: “Are you okay, human?” Sari looks at Sixshot with awe. She nods her head. Sixshot: “Good, now if you’ll excuse me, I have a psychopath to destroy.” Sixshot takes out two guns and runs towards the mine protected vehicle. He stops in front of it and cocks his guns. Sixshot: “Show yourself, coward!” The mine protected vehicle stalls, and then it transforms into a robot and roars in anger. Bonecrusher: “I hate this planet! I hate this vehicle mode! I hate this lovely weather we’re having! I hate all these humans running around! I hate that girl over there, and I definitely hate you, bounty hunter!” Sixshot: “Oh yeah? Well, I hate Decepticons who won’t shut up! You’re going down, punk!” Bonecrusher: “I hate that you’re still alive!” Sixshot opens fire on Bonecrusher. The bullets bounce off of Bonecrusher’s armor plating. Bonecrusher swings at Sixshot with his large extendable claw. Sixshot jumps out of the way and transforms into a winged wolf. Sixshot lets out a heart-stopping howl and leaps at Bonecrusher. He claws at Bonecrusher but is unable to cause any damage. He bites Bonecrusher’s arm and breaks a tooth. Bonecrusher laughs and slashes Sixshot’s belly with his claw. Sixshot yelps. Bonecrusher tosses him into the air. Sixshot transforms in mid-air and turns into a gigantic tripod. Sixshot bellows and fires a death ray at Bonecrusher. Bonecrusher takes damage and bursts into flames. He roars in frustration. Bonecrusher: “I HATE BEING ON FIRE!!!” Sixshot: “Then you’re going to hate this.” Sixshot grabs Bonecrusher with a large tentacle and swallows him. After a brief pause, Sixshot spits him out. Bonecrusher is covered in slime. Bonecrusher: “I HATE BEING COVERED IN SLIME!!” Sixshot transforms back into robot mode. Sixshot: “Is there anything you don’t hate?!” Bonecrusher: “I HATE WHEN PEOPLE ASK ME THAT QUESTION!” Sixshot: “I guess not.” Sixshot and Bonecrusher get into a violent fist fight. Sari watches on. They throw whatever random items they can find at each other. Sixshot roundhouse kicks Bonecrusher. Bonecrusher sucker punches Sixshot and then swings his claw at him. Sixshot takes massive damage and collapses. Sari kneels beside him. Sari: “Are you okay?!” Sixshot: “I have a *KZZT* huge bleeding gash on my *KZZT* chest plate *KZZT* that’s about *KZZT* eight feet deep. Do *KZZT* I look *KZZT* okay to you?!” Bonecrusher: “It’s no use; no one can survive the merciless wrath of the great and powerful Decepticon Bonecrusher, no one!” Sari stands up and clenches her fists. She turns around to face Bonecrusher. Her eyes turn white with anger. Sari: “HEY YOU, DECEPTICHOP, I HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH YOU!!!” Sixshot: “Oh my Primus, did she *KZZT* really just say that?!” Bonecrusher: “THAT WAS THE WORST ONE LINER I’VE EVER HEARD! I HATE YOU FOR THAT! PREPARE TO DIE, HUMAN CHILD!!!” Sari draws her arm blades and jumps onto Bonecrusher. She slashes him again and again. Bonecrusher grabs Sari and slams her against the ground. Sari gets up and runs around Bonecrusher in circles at mach speed. Bonecrusher and Sixshot get dizzy from watching her. Sari stops running and leaps into the air and onto Bonecrusher’s chest. She stabs him in his spark chamber with her arm blade and cuts his head clean of with the other one. Bonecrusher’s decapitated body collapses to the ground. Sari jumps off of his body and wipes the sweat from her brow. Sari: “OH YEAH! WHO’S BAD?!” Sixshot: “Speak of *KZZT* the Fallen!” Bonecrusher: “I *KZZT* hate *KZZT* not having *KZZT* a……*KZZT*” Sixshot blacks out for half an hour. When he comes to, Sari is standing over him. He sits up. Sari steps back to give him room. Sixshot puts his hand on his chest plate to feel his wound. To his surprise, it has disappeared. All of his other injuries have also vanished. He feels great, as if Bonecrusher never injured him. Sari: “How are you feeling?” Sixshot: “I feel like a million energon cubes, what happened?!” Sari puts her hand behind her back. It was glowing blue like the All-Spark. Sari: “…I guess you…just needed some rest.” Sixshot shrugs and stands up. Sixshot: “What you did to that Decepticon back there was amazing, kid! I have honestly never seen anyone fight as well as you in my life. You’re awesome!” Sari blushes and smiles. Sari: “Thanks. You weren’t so bad either. Thanks for saving me.” Sixshot: “No problem. Well, I’ll be seeing you. I have to go see a bot about another bot.” Sixshot walks away casually. Sari walks beside him. Sari: “Wait, don’t go. What’s your name?” Sixshot: “I’m Sixshot.” Sari: “I’m Sari.” Sixshot: “Oh, don’t be, I like my name. It has a nice sound to it, doesn’t it? I have five different alt-modes, six counting the one I’m in right now, six different weapons in my arsenal, and I can speak six different languages. I guess you can say I’m obsessed with the number six, hence my name, Sixshot.” Sari giggles. Sari: “No, I mean my name is Sari.” Sixshot: “What the Fallen kind of a name is Sari?” Sari: “What kind of a name is Sixshot?” Sixshot looks at Sari impatiently. Sari looks at Sixshot innocently. Sixshot laughs. Sixshot: “You’re alright, kid. You know, I guess I’ll stick around for a little bit. I’m running on empty, anyway. Do you know where I can get some oil around here?” Sari: “Sure, follow me.” Unbeknownst to Sari and Sixshot, Bonecrusher is still functioning. His one eye is watching them as they leave. To be continued.