Bored. Started writing. I haven't forgotten the Animated fanfic using fan-characters. It will return. Promise. I just need to keep myself interested in the overall storyline and the universe itself, as the recent rumors about Animated ending is kind of depressing for those of us who fell in love with it. Consider this a whole brand new telling of Animated in a more mature fashion, but keeping the same personalities of the characters you love. ------------------------------------------------- Transformers Animated: “Reckoning” Prelude Nestled deep within the furtherst corners of the universe dwells a single planet made of metal. Far from the prying eyes of any lifeform in distant galaxies, this planet has remained secluded from the rest of the universe and for a very good reason – within the bowels of the planet rests an object with the power to destroy life across the universe. The planet is called Cybertron, home of a race of beings made of metal who are able to take the form of other lifeforms. They are called Transformers, and they have been embroidled in a civil war spanning millions of years. Two factions – Autobots and Decepticons – have given up their lives for one single reason: the AllSpark. The Autobots, the more peaceful and civilized of the two factions, have fought to protect the AllSpark and keep it hidden within Cybertron so that its fabled powers would not be used in a corrupt manner to conquer other worlds or worse yet … destroy life as we know it. The counter-faction, the Decepticons, have sought the power of the AllSpark to empower themselves with what they consider their birthright – power and riches beyond their wildest imaginations. They seek to use the power of the AllSpark, as the story goes, to conquer other planets and create an abundance of energon, the lifesource of the Transformers, and eventually rule the universe. The war has taken a large toll on the forces of the Autobots. Their homes and cities lay devastated, countless lives have been lost, and the Decepticon forces have now pushed them to the brink of the wastelands on Cybertron known as the “Deadlands”, an area of Cybertron so polluted with the wastes of war that the rumor states no mechanoid can travel through the Deadlands without suffering horrible side-effects. The Autobot commander, Ultra Magnus, now meets with the Autobot High Council to determine the strategy to keep the devastation to a minimum as well as the cost of life. His counterpart, the Decepticon commander known as Megatron, also meets with his top generals to devise the final push against the Autobots in hopes of finally breaking their defenses and retrieving the information needed to determine the location of the hidden AllSpark. A decision is about to be made that will forever shape the entire Universe. The decision of doing what is ordered or what is right will be put in to question. Some will make sacrifices, others will make decisions soley for their own best interests, and one Transformer will inadvertently destroy more than is saved and the toll will forever weigh on their conscience. This is TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED – RECKONING.