Hi all, The Great Unfinished Binaltech story is still... well... unfinished. :redface: But as I was clearing out the crap on the laptop I found this idea for a "What If...?" story I never ended up doing anything with. If you never read the DW "Worlds Collide" story which wrapped up the Armada comic, none of this is going to make any sense. Still with me? Good. This was my idea... 'A beaten and broken Prime arrives in our universe from a reality which Unicron has devoured. Despite the Autobots' best efforts, he dies in their medical bay. What if he had survived? This is an Optimus Prime who has quite literally lost everything. His world has been destroyed, the Matrix taken and all his friends are dead. Five years after the events of "Worlds Collide," he has recovered - after a fashion. Stranded on a strange yet hauntingly familiar Cybertron and tormented by visions of his dead comrades, Optimus desperately seeks redemption for his past mistakes. But what if the visions are real? What if this Cybertron is different to his own for a reason? And most importantly, what does it really mean to be Optimus Prime?' In a nutshell, that was it. My idea was that this Optimus had failed in some way when Unicron attacked. Perhaps he didn't - or couldn't - open the Matrix. Perhaps he ignored some advice. Or perhaps there was nothing more he could have done, but he blamed himself anyway. I never worked that part out. Thoughts/questions/comments/energon goodies/ proposals of marriage from sufficiently wealthy persons (delete where applicable) gratefully accepted.