Disclaimer: I do not own Transformers at all- this is merely for fun and enjoyment because I love Transformers. I only own Anna and Nightshadow/Meg and Sarah Bell, Cricket & Archer, Tony, Summary – Optimus is brutally injured in a sneak attack by Starscream; but a street smart homeless girl comes to his aide. Prime is enchanted with the young girl, and with Agent Fowler's help adopts her. A/N – this story takes place after the episode 'Convoy' as Silas and his group M.E.C.H are gunning for both Optimus and his daughter with nasty surprises in store for both father and daughter. Transformers: Prime – His daughter, His best friend Chapter 17 – Transformers Prime Jack and the others were yelling for Anna; when Arcee, Bee and Bulkhead came running up. "Why is everyone running out of the carnival?" Bulkhead asked as Jack looked right to Arcee. "Arcee, its Airachnid and we can't find Anna." Jack replied urgently. "No, I was supposed to keep her safe for him...How am I suppose to keep her safe when I couldn't save Tailgate." Arcee whispered horrified as she took off. "ANNA, SWEETSPARK ANSWER ME PLEASE!" Arcee begged as she went running to find Anna. "Arcee, what do you want us to do?" Bulkhead asked. "Split up and look for her, if anything ever happens to her I will never forgive myself." Arcee turns to Jack. "Come on partner..." she says as Jack smiles and nods. Meg goes with them as well; Raf and Bumblebee go searching in one direction, Bulkhead and Miko in another. (In Airachnid's Lair) Airachnid has Anna and Tony on the cave walls hanging by her webbing; she smiles slightly and walks toward Anna. "Let him go, please..." Anna pleads. "Let me think...No!" She snarls, as Anna tried very hard to be brave. Airachnid walked closer toward Tony, her pointed tip on her leg moved toward his neck. "In all honesty, he is a waste to me I have no use for him." Airachnid said as she went to kill Tony. Anna screamed, as blood hit her as Airachnid heard sounds outside. "Guests...?" she snarled as she went to turn and Arcee came out of nowhere tackling her. "You made a huge mistake taking Anna..." Arcee snapped. "At least I know where to hurt you the most Optimus Prime and that little techno organic." Airachnid snarled, as she was able to get Arcee off her, and took off. Meg got the webbing off her cousin, and Anna ran straight into Arcee's arms crying. Arcee held onto the little techno Organic tightly, her optics filling with tears. Jack went to Tony, who it was already too late for. Jack shook his head in despair, while Meg tried to help. Jack pulled Meg into his arms. "He didn't have parents, he lived with his grandmother." Jack stated. "He seemed happy with the little time he was with Anna." Jack said, as Anna screamed and cried wildly. "It's my fault, he's dead that nasty evil spider is after my daddy, Arcee. She said she would take his head, and make it a trophy." Anna cried as Arcee held her tighter. "Shhh sweetling, Come on let's go home okay?" Arcee said. Anna never let Arcee go; Arcee picked her up in her hand. Arcee contacted Ratchet for him to spin up the ground bridge; everyone went through the ground bridge. Bulkhead carried Tony's body as they headed through to base. Ratchet, Optimus, Megatron and Soundwave all looked at the rather traumatized Anna; and then the body of the human boy. "What in the name of the Allspark happened?" Ratchet demanded as Arcee gently gave Anna to Ratchet. "She's in shock..." Ratchet replied, as he laid her on one of the medical berths. "Arcee saved me daddy..." Anna whispered still holding the stuff animal Tony won her. Ratchet gave Anna a sedative, while they talked about what happened, and who did all the damage and killing. "It was Airachnid; she had your daughter, Optimus." Arcee said as Optimus snarled, while he knelt by his daughter's side. "Thank you for saving her, Arcee." Optimus replied, as she touched his face making his optics dilate sadly. "She's vicious..." was all Megatron said. "Who's this?" Megatron asked looking at Tony. "He befriended Anna, he won her the stuffed animal, she's clutching against herself." Arcee said. Jack explained where Tony had been living, and they agreed it would be better if Agent Fowler handled this rather delicate part of explaining Tony's death. Optimus saw the scar on Anna's face, he snarled almost in a feral tone. "I will rip her apart leg by leg for harming my daughter; she will learn of my full fury." Optimus said his voice not rising, but that did not make his threat sound any less ominous. "Can we talk after, Optimus?" she asked. "Yes after we have a discussion with Agent Fowler, we shall talk in private then." Optimus said as he, Bumblebee, Arcee and Bulkhead went to meet Agent Fowler in the ground bridge at a different location. Megatron and Soundwave went to check on their base next to the Autobots base; while Meg watched over her cousin. Meg got a basin and washed Anna's face very gently. She saw tears fall from Anna's eyes; and looked confused at that discovery. "Why is she crying, when she's sedated?" Meg asked. Ratchet looked at Meg then, he walked toward Anna. "It's unusual indeed, but she could be dreaming, that is entirely possible." Ratchet explained. "She feels to blame for Tony's death." Meg said. Silence... "What's wrong?" Ratchet asked. "I feel really guilty about having fun on my date with Jack." she said biting her lower lip. "Because of what happened with Tony, you mean?"Ratchet asked. "Yes, am I mean because I had fun with Jack?" she asked. "No Meg, you had no idea this would happen." Ratchet answered. :::... Ratchet, would you send my daughter over please...::: Megatron sent through private commlink. :::... Yes, very well Megatron...::::: "Your father wishes for your presence at his base, Meg." Ratchet said. "Okay..." she said, as he sent the ground bridge for her to get safely to the base no matter how close it was. Ratchet gently picked Anna up and laid her on her bed under the covers. Ratchet laid the stuffed animal on her desk and left the room. He went to check on some other things; while he was gone an interesting thing was going on outside. The flashy car which the mysterious human female called Cricket created was outside along with its creator. "Are you sure this is where you want to go, Cricket?" Cricket could talk somewhat to her car, she nick named lovingly Archer. "Y-e-s...I-n-s-i-d-e..." she ordered softly. "Okay..." Archer said as he jammed a signal he got from something inside the mountain; which opened the hidden he drove in and Cricket looked around; after she got out of the car. She saw the Autobot symbol on the floor getting to her knees; she touched it with loving fingers for the longest time. "A-u-t-o-b-o-t-s...H-o-m-e..." Cricket said slowly as she collapsed onto the floor crying.