Universal Stream: Athren 1010.27 Iota Universe Title: Nova Universe Backstory: Transformers. They are large sentient robots that can shift their bodies into various forms, ranging from cars to jets, and even into weapons for others to hold. Their home planet, Cybertron, had known peace for many millennia. Then Megatron rose to power. He declared himself a Decepticon, saying that the way the Autobots and the Ruling Council of Cybertron were controlling the planet was unjust, and he was determined to make the planet what he thought it should be. A race that conquered other planets. Megatron wanted to make an empire, and rule it as he saw fit. He gathered an army, and followers loyal to him, and he hit Cybertron like a firestorm. The Autobots slowly reacted, raising their own army, led by the new Autobot Commander, Optimus Prime. He rallied forces with the words, ’Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.’ Many agreed. More than a century later, the war between the Autobots and Decepticons still rages on throughout the universe. Not a single Cybertronian has been left unaffected. Most civilians have either fled Cybertron in search of a peaceful planet they can call home, or have picked up weapons and joined one faction or another on the various fronts of the war. Cybertron, Velocitron, even the planet Earth, the list of planets feeling the effects of the Cybertronian war goes on and on. Written By: Galvanitro Special Credits: Kaisaur created by Shatterpoint Treadway created by Soundwave338 Thunderflash created by doomboy536 Jetspeed created by Titanic X Rawbones and Bombkill created by Overlord Balder Mach Dart created by tf_rocks Prologue I: Galactic Date: July 12th, 1920 Galactic Time: 8:30 P.M. “But…Lord Megatron…they are defenseless!” Starscream pleaded to the hologram image of Megatron. “Are you growing soft, Starscream? Annihilate them.” Starscream glanced to the other crew members of the Larensa warship. It was the smallest warship in the fleet, but also the fastest. They had just defeated an Autobot shuttle, the Magnum, and Starscream didn’t want to destroy them. They were defenseless, it just wasn’t right. The war had been going on for only thirty years at the time. “But they could be useful alive, Megatron!” “For the last time, Starscream, destroy them, or you will be destroyed.” A shout from one of the pilots surprised Starscream. “Starscream, we’re in trouble!” Starscream turned away from the hologram, and looked at the purple seeker from which the voice came, “What is it, Thunderflash?” “The…the…Autobots! They were playing dead! There ship just activated, and is on its way to destroy us!” Starscream looked out the viewport, for the first time, he was unsure of what to do. Unfortunately, he had forgotten Megatron’s hologram was still on. “Starscream, you fool! Return to Cybertron immediately, we can’t lose the Larensa!” Starscream nodded to himself, refusing to face Megatron. “Scavenger, go activate the warp drive. Thunderflash, tell the men to start firing on the Autobots.” He walked up the short set of steps onto the main command area, and looked out as the lasers burst from the warship. <-------> “Move it, you over grown flyboy!” Rawbones shouted at Rotorstorm. They were moving down the hallway toward the gunnery stations. “Look, old man, you’re messing up my awesome groove, please, quit it.” Rawbones laughed, “Oh, ho. Look, kid, I’m a Wrecker-” “Was.” Rawbones growled slightly, “was a Wrecker, so shut your yapper, and move your legs faster.” They made it to the stations moments later. Dropping into the station, Rawbones activated the weapon console, and waited for it to boot up. “Let’s scrap some ‘cons.” He said with a grin on his face. The console controls transformed out, and Rawbones grasped them quickly, aiming in the direction of the Decepticon warship. The laser cannons, both Rawbones’ and Rotorstorm’s began firing. Several sudden blasts from the warship caught them off guard, as the shuttle shook from the impact. Rawbones asked into his communicator, “We, okay, Arcee?” “Negative.” “Whatative?!” Rotorstorm’s shout could be heard by Rawbones, even with the wall and sealed doors between them. “Our engines and a wing have been hit.” A young voice came across the comm, “Guys, they’re warping!” Rawbones sighed, “That’s the last thing we needed to hear, Eject. Arcee, can you pilot the shuttle toward the warship?” “I suppose…” “Go full-speed, I don’t care if we have to spin.” Eject complained, “I do!” “Nobody cares!” Rawbones roared. The ship abruptly banked sharply, and began slowly spinning. If Rawbones hadn’t been attached to the console, he’d be all over the place. Rotorstorm cried, “Tell me when it’s over!” “Oh, shut it, you slaggin’ idiot.” Urgently, Arcee asked, “Why exactly are we doing this?” “We’re ramming into the warship before it warps. Put all power possible to the forward shields, and hold onto your transistors!” “You’re crazy!” Eject told him, with no sense of respect. Rawbones felt hurt at first, but shrugged it off, and with a smile answered rather bluntly, “I know.” “Lovely.” Rotorstorm mumbled. <-------> “Full-power to engines!” “But, the warp drive needs-” Starscream screamed, “To the Pit with the warp drive, they’re gonna hit us!” The warship jolted with speed, as the engines sped up. Starscream tapped his fingers on the console in a random order. Why would they try and do this? It was suicide. Starscream gazed out at the Autobot shuttle continued moving. They were willing to sacrifice themselves to stop him. Seconds later, the floor was in Starscream’s face. The ship had abruptly stopped. “What the-” Thunderflash banged on the console, “What? I don’t get-” “I activated the warp drive like you commanded, Starscream.” Starscream grabbed the edges of the console, and pulled himself up. “Scavenger, if we survive this, I’m going to rip off your arm, repair, and do it again!!!” The resulting explosion from the Autobot shuttle impacting into the warship knocked Starscream back down. With a moan, he glanced up, and saw the ship turning a strange color, with its lines blurring. The warp drive activated. <-------> Arcee moaned, and pushed herself up slightly. The floor was the ceiling…or, the ceiling was the floor. The ship had impacted upside down. But they should’ve been dead, why was she still online? “Anyone alive?” She heard Rotorstorm ask in a scared tone. Pressing the side of her head, she responded, “Here.” Quickly glancing around, she spotted Eject with a bunch of metal and wiring holding him down. She crawled over, and began pulling wires, and anything she could grab. Eject nodded a thank you, and tried to move, but was still too trapped. She strained, trying to pull up the metal, but it was just too heavy. The loud crash of metal being cut made her look up, and she saw Rawbones there, axe-like Energon bisento in hand, and Rotorstorm stumbling behind him. Rawbones thrust the bisento into the metal on top of Eject, and used the other hand to pull one of the sliced pieces off. Eject wriggled out, and said, “Thanks, sir.” Rawbones ignored him, and continued toward the front of the ship. “Rotorstorm, get your diodes in order, and get over here.” He shouted with annoyance. Rotorstorm straightened up a bit, and moved over there in what looked like a cross between someone running, and someone falling down, with a bit of swimming movements for good measure. Once he arrived where Rawbones was, he activated his two hand-held cannons, and fired them, making a hole in the shuttle’s armor. Rawbones proceeded to tear the metal apart, and widened the hole until it was big enough for Eject to walk through with Arcee’s help, and Rotorstorm to crawl through. “I don’t believe it…” Rotorstorm whispered. Rawbones, in the middle of crawling out through the hole, asked, “What is it?” Arcee answered, with slight trepidation, “Our shuttle is all that is holding the warship together…” Rawbones scoffed, crawling the last bit, “That’s imposs-.” He was so surprised that he couldn’t finish the sentence. The shuttle was all that held it together, due to the force of the impact. The ship jolted a bit, and Eject spoke up. “We’re out of warp.” Metal groaned, and grinded as the ship jolted again, and they almost fell. “We’re speeding up...again.” Rotorstorm stated. Rawbones shook his head, “They wouldn’t do that if they knew it was being held together like this, because it would rip it apart.” Almost on cue, the metal groaned loudly, and snapped with the sound of a bomb going off. The whole back of the ship broke off. It was nothing but engines and cargo in that section, but Rawbones realized what was happening fast enough. “Everyone, back in the shuttle, now!!!” The other three began running towards the hole, while Rawbones hurried to the pieces of metal holding the ship, and slammed his bisento down on them. He then turned and ran toward the door into the rest of the warship. He never would’ve made it to the shuttle before it had broken off. Moments later, his thoughts were confirmed as the shuttle broke off, spiraling down into…atmosphere? They weren’t in space! Somehow their speed and trajectory coming out of the warp had sent them flying straight into a planet. He sliced into the door, and punched it apart, just as what he feared to happen, happened. The part of the ship with the cargo and engines exploded in a brilliant flash of fire and light. The force of the explosion tore at the remains of the warship, and the torn-up Autobot shuttle, sending Rawbones flying into the interior of the warship.