What if there was no All Spark? What if Megatron and his remaining Decepticons were simply out to conquer Earth because Cybertron had became a barren wasteland? What if the Autobots were simply there to stop them? This fan-fic will take you back to 2007 when the Transformers first arrived on Earth openly, before the humans established an alliance with them. This is my attempt to portray the Autobots and Decepticons much like the movie, but with more characterisation and more about them, their problems and troubles, rather than the humans. Chapter I: Arrival Megatron clenched his claw-like fist. "So many of them..." said Starscream, notifying the vague shapes of hundreds of the insects called, "humans" as they scurried through their military camp. "A chance to see what they're capable of", said Megatron, snarling. He brought himself up to his full height, over thirty feet, and turned to the small group of Decepticons which had followed him. Starscream, whom he had reluctantly appointed as his second-in-command, stood at his side, just under twenty feet tall, his new alternate mode had given him a comical appearance. Bonecrusher stood silently, away from the rest of the Decepticons, he would've been rather tall as well but the fighting on Cybertron had left him with a hunched-back which made him look ten feet smaller. Blackout stood at his master's other side, silently surveying the military camp with cold, unforgiving optics. Barricade and Brawl had remained in their new alternate modes, a "tank" and a "car". "I will do as you command, master", offered Blackout. "You shall. Starscream, destroy his puny human base, do not fail me. Blackout, see to it that he doesn't try anything stupid", commanded Megatron. "I live to serve", said Starscream. Megatron boomed with laughter. "You amuse me, Starscream, now go, I have important matters to attend to". The Decepticon leader transformed into his Cybertronian Tank mode and blasted off into the night. Sounds of alarm were raised within the military camp and soon the entire area was alight as Megatron's departure had been notified. "That was unwise..." said Barricade as he transformed, which caused Blackout to give him a tough glare. "Decepticons, begin our assault", chuckled Starscream and the he transformed into his F22 Jet mode and blasted into the sky. The other Decepticons obeyed and moved out towards the base. Bonecrusher moved through the camp in his alternate mode, the humans completely oblivious to his presence. He already hated them as they followed out orders, trying to find out what the source of the light in the sky was. He hated Megatron for sounding the alarm, but he also hated these humans for reacting to it so alarmingly. A tank rolled into view, Brawl. He hated him for being so stupid, yet he didn't hate him as much for his fighting prowess. He hated this mission, he hated this base, but he loved the idea of destroying it. Suddenly Brawl transformed and Bonecrusher could hear the humans shout in terror as their "tank" literally became something far more powerful in a matter of seconds. The large, twenty-five foot tall Decepticon fired the rocket-pods from his shoulders causing explosions to erupt throughout the camps. Human soldiers began firing at him with their automatic weapons which just bounced off his armour. Some of their better weapons dented the Decepticon's armour causing Brawl minor annoyances until one hit him in the face, causing him to stumble backwards. Several human tanks rolled forward, firing at Brawl, causing him to unleash his armada of weapons. Bonecrusher sped up and transformed as he rushed the human tanks. They did not have time to aim for their new target and the hateful Decepticon quickly began to put them out of action, one-by-one. But more tanks arrived and began to fire out Bonecrusher as well, who evaded most of their attacks but was still hit several times. Suddenly explosions began to erupt along the column of the new tanks and Bonecrusher looked into the fiery sky to notice Starscream unleashing hell in his alternate form. The Decepticon Lieutenant then transformed, landing on one of the tanks, crushing it and its crew. Several stunned human soldier began to fire at him but Starscream quickly dispatched them with several swipes of his long arms. The human soldiers began to retreat. Barricade sped through the large group of human soldiers, causing several of them to jump out of the way, even crushing a few of them as his alternate mode swerved along the concrete. His transformation didn't seem as a shock to the retreating humans. After killing several of them, Barricade turned around and noticed the hulking figures of his Starscream, Brawl and Bonecrusher unleashing ranged projectiles at the humans as they retreated. "Prepare for extermination!" he bellowed. He quickly unleashed Frenzy from his chest, who was slightly shorter than a human but far more deadly. The metallic humanoid tackled a terrified human soldier, slicing him to death before firing sharp, metallic stars after several of the other fleeing men. Barricade charged forward and rolled over the mass of retreating humans, crushing a few and then dealing more death with the mass of blades which extended from his hands. "Decepticons, kill them all!" shouted Starscream. Brawl began mowing down the humans with his own automatic weapons and Bonecrusher began to fire large explosives from his over-sized hands. Starscream then transformed back into a jet and blasted off into the sky. Barricade began to pursue the humans through their camp, destroying everything he could alongside Brawl and Bonecrusher. The humans appeared to be retreating towards a large building by human standards, but not nearly large enough to keep the Decepticons out. A human "helicopter" hovered above the building, Blackout. Megatron's hound transformed in mid air and his massive feet smashed through the ceiling of the building. He then began to tear the roof off, dealing with the humans inside. The remaining human tanks fired at the mammoth Decepticon, but their shells simply bounced off his armour and turning, he released a deadly shockwave which obliterated everything in its path. Dozens of humans began to flee in all directions, only to be killed off as the Decepticons continued their extermination. Finally, the camp was silent other than the sounds of crackling fire and the occasional explosion with ripped through parts of the ruined camp. Starscream reappeared. "Hmm", said the Decepticon Lieutenant, he spat. "Decepticons". Barricade and Blackout arrived undamaged, but Brawl and Bonecrusher had no been so lucky and the human firepower had dealt them a bit of damage. Frenzy arrived and collapsed at Barricade's feet, multiple gun-shot and explosion wounds in his thin frame. "Your pet is brittle", noted Starscream. "Don't be so quick to release him next time, Barricade". The smaller Decepticon reluctantly nodded. "Scorponok will hunt down survivors, Starscream", informed Blackout, he nearly spat the word, 'Starscream'. "What now?" asked Brawl, his voice thick and slow. "More humans to kill?" "We wait for Megatron's orders", said Blackout. "No", said Starscream simply. "What?" said Blackout, taken aback. "Your master is a maniac. He'll be gone for days, weeks, months for all we know", predicted Starscream. "I am your leader now". "Megatron will not stand for this", said Blackout, coldly. "Starscream is right", said Barricade. "Megatron will return when he returns". Blackout looked from side to side, and suddenly his bladed-hands began to spin. "He will hunt you down as traitors", warned Megatron's hound. "He cannot afford to", said Barricade. "We are few now, he cannot waste us". "His power is limitless, he can sacrifice whoever he needs for his ultimate victory...including you Starscream", said Blackout, praising Megatron's prowess. Starscream's frowned and suddenly he turned and struck Blackout across the face with his fist. The larger Decepticon stumbled back and tried to raise his bladed-hand to defend himself but Starscream continued and threw himself into Blackout, knocking him to the ground. The other Decepticons backed away as Starscream revealed his buzzsaw and placed it against Blackout's head. "If you run to Megatron, I will hunt you down. You serve me for the time being, Megatron made that clear. I am not a traitor, but you will be if you dare leave us. And you know what happens to traitors". He pushed further with his buzzsaw. Starscream rose as Blackout came back to his senses. "Decepticons, we have work to do".