This is a sequel to my Forgotten oneshot. This is my own version of an attempt of getting Optimus to remember who he is and will probably be nothing like what ends up happening in season 2, so I'm hoping to have this completely finished before season 2 airs. Hope you enjoy! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Remembrance Chapter 1 Bumblebee stared at the ground from his place in the Nemesis brig. He never thought he would be here again. Still it gave him a small amount of comfort knowing that Optimus was nearby and he would be able to know what was going on with him, even if Optimus didn't remember him. The Autobots latest battle against the Decepticons without Optimus had not gone well at all. The fact that he was in the Decepticons' brig was proof of that. Towards the end of the battle he had been captured and before leaving, Megatron had given Arcee, Bulkhead, and Ratchet a warning: Try to get Orion back again and Bumblebee would die. He wasn't going to die, Bumblebee knew that. Megatron would have most likely killed him by now if he wanted him dead. The others would come rescue him or he would find a way to escape. But until either of those things happened, he was stuck waiting. When he heard someone else enter the brig he jerked his head up expecting to see Megatron demanding to know what the Autobots were planning. He was surprised when he saw it was someone else that had entered instead. "Optimus?" he asked. After asking that he shook his head, remembering that Optimus wasn't really Optimus at the moment. The Decepticon insignias in the place where his leader/father figure's Autobot ones had been at told him that. He couldn't help but wish that Optimus was there to help him escape. Orion Pax stared at the Autobot in front of him. He had overheard some of the other Decepticons saying that an Autobot had been captured and had wanted to see for himself. Seeing the yellow Autobot in front of him, he recognized him as the one who had looked devastated when he had seen him before. It had confused him then and it still confused him now. Why did he feel like he should know this Autobot? "I believe you have me mistaken for someone else," Orion said. "No I don't," Bumblebee replied. He realized that this may be his only opportunity to get Optimus to remember who he was and decided to make the most of it. "You're Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots." "No I'm not," Orion objected. "Yes you are! You've just forgotten all about that. Arcee, Ratchet, Bulkhead, and I are all under your command here on Earth. We're friends with Jack, Miko, Raf, Fowler, and June, who are all humans. Don't you remember anything Optimus? Come on think!" "I don't know what you are trying to do, but you are making all of this up." Bumblebee shook his head, "I'm telling the truth." Orion pondered what the Autobot had just said; wondering what his objective was. He had been wearing the insignias of the Autobots before, but at the same time he had no recollection whatsoever of being a part of them, let alone their leader. He had been confused by this and he still had no idea of why he had had them on. The more he thought about it the less it made sense to him. If what the Autobot said was true that meant something had happened between himself and Megatronus – Megatron. Orion was having a hard time thinking of what could have happened between himself and his friend. The scout had to be lying. But at the same time he didn't feel like he belonged with the Decepticons. Something about it just wasn't right, it felt like something was missing and he didn't know what it could be. He tried to shove those thoughts away again. He was a Decepticon, not an Autobot. "I do not believe you. Perhaps I was an Autobot once, but not anymore. I am a Decepticon now and I will not listen to any more of your lies." Bumblebee dejectedly lowered his head. So much for getting Orion to remember that he's Optimus Prime and not a Decepticon, or anything else about himself for that matter. He wasn't sure there was any way for him to get Orion to believe him. He felt like he was running out of time. He didn't know Optimus back when he went by Orion Pax. He didn't even know what Cybertron was like back before the war had started. So how was he even supposed to get him to remember? "You've always been like a father to me Optimus. I wish you would remember. Why did you have to forget? Why won't you believe me? What could I possibly have to gain by lying to you?" "Maybe you think that I'll let you go Autobot, but that is not going to happen." "You know you don't belong here. You're not like them, I know it." Orion frowned at the Autobot's words and turned to leave the brig. As he approached the doorway he paused. "I am sorry Bumblebee," he said as he walked away. Bumblebee looked up in shock at his retreating form after he had said that. He had never told Orion his name. Bumblebee felt a flicker of hope rise up in him. Maybe things were starting to turn around.