Re-writing the entire Energon story. Back story? Use Armada television show. Any questions or comments, please add. They help motivate me ------------------------------------ Prelude “Do you understand the charges that have been placed upon your character?” “Yes.” “Do you understand the punishment if these charges are proven correct?” “Yes.” “And what is your defense to these charges?” “Guilty as charged.” “You do realize that by pleading guilty you sentence yourself to destruction?” “What kind of being would I be to plead a defense that is not accurate simply to spare my life from those who are blinded from the truth in front of them?” “This ‘truth’ you speak of, continually, you do realize it is but one being’s perception? That others share a different perception of this knowledge you call a ‘truth’?” “For others to believe the truth, many will have to die.” “I would not suggest stating that in the trial.” “Why? Is it to spare myself from a punishment that I am not deserving of anyways?” “As much as I would love to follow in your foot steps as many have for the last few millions of years, Optimus Prime, unfortunately in the time we are in now, a time of peace, many believe your actions to be that of war-mongering, and this is why you now find yourself ready to face trial against the Cybertron Elders.” Optimus Prime scowled at his ‘attorney.’ “I prepare for war because Unicron is still alive!” he shouted, slamming his fists on to the table. “The Cybertron Elders, the inhabitants of this planet, even you! You all believe the worst is over, that Unicron vanished and will never return! You weren’t there, you didn’t hear his last proclamation, you didn’t watch Galvatron be sucked up in to the vacuum of space Unicron created when he disappeared! We are far from over the danger, in fact, the danger is greater now than ever! We must prepare…” The attorney, a smaller robot than Optimus Prime, slowly backed away from the former Autobot Commander. He slowly began to reach behind him for the silent alarm which would bring in a squadron of drone guards to subdue the prisoner. “You are beyond my help,” admitted the attorney. “No one would volunteer to defend your case because you refuse to admit anything but guilt – and now I can see the impossible practice of your defense. You are on your own Optimus Prime, and may you rot in the scrap heap with the other war-mongers!” The attorney reached out and hit the silent alarm and almost by reaction did the door slide open and three robotic sentry guards stormed in, covering Optimus Prime in null rays, disabling his circuits and causing him to fall over, stunned. Optimus Prime’s senses went dead as he felt his body being lifted up by the guards and dragged down the hallway back to his private prison quarters. His senses returned some time later, the darkness in his quarters being quite overwhelming. He looked out the small window he had, observing the massive cityscape that was Cybertron City, the capital of the planet. “This…this will all be lost,” he thought to himself. He stood and began to pace, slowly, across his room. “No one understands…no one was there…no one heard the final words of Unicron…nor did anyone hear the statements made by Galvatron, of his desire to control Unicron, to use him as a weapon against his enemies…” Prime slammed his fist in to the wall, shaking the room. “They’re all going to die because they are blind to everything that’s happening around us!” he snarled out loud. “By beginning the energon mining and refining process, we’re awakening evil across the galaxy that has been in slumber all this time! With all this energon out there, this mass abundance, it is only a matter of time before Unicron awakens and sends a new herald to achieve his goals…to take the energon and revive himself!” “Quiet down in there!” shouted one of the prison guards. “Enjoy what time you have left before your body is melted down for spare parts, spanner!” The glow in Prime’s optics began to fade. “Once again I must sit by and watch that of which I love fade away to nothingness…” The darkness came to the room once more, engulfing everything as a shadow slowly crept over the landscape of Cybertron, like an eerie foreshadow of things to come….