Introducing Soldier of Cybertron®! Soldier of Cybertron is my new Transformers® fan fiction, based on the animated tv series. Featuring the Auto-bot scout, Bumblebee, and a former Decepticon champion, Soldier of Cybertron focuses on the events after Team Prime returns to their home planet, Cybertron, to rebuild it after defeating the Con’s and Megatron death.
Soldier of Cybertron, Episode 1: Electron
Bumblebee stood in the bridge of the former Decepticon warship, listening to his team as they discussed their next move. Smokescreen was using a data-pad to translate the Decepticon records to see if there was anything there that could help them find the other Autobots. Optimus Prime, Arcee, Bulkhead, Wheeljack, and Magnus, stood nearby looking at the display of Cybertron and discussing the planet’s restoration.
“We should start with the city of Electron first. It is on the borderline between what used to be Decepticon and Autobot sectors.” Magnus suggested, pointing to the section on the display.
“Won’t that be in worse shape than something in the neutral sectors?” Acree asked, looking to Optimus.
“Maybe so, but that would be to our advantage. Given the size of our current work force, I doubt it would be wise to try to stabilize a tower.” Optimus replied, thinking aloud.
“Indeed. Not to mention that if any cons survived, they would probably set up camp in Megatron’s old castle. If we are working in Electron, we would have the ability to monitor the area for con activity.” Wheeljack added, glancing in Bumblebee’s direction.
“Ice was an arena champion before the war. In fact, she was Megatron’s star pupil, the only one to get anywhere close to his popularity and skill.” Smokescreen reported, pulling up Ice’s file on the display. The team was taking a break from looking for information about other Autobots. Instead they had decided going through all known Con commanders, checking to see who was still left and where they had last been seen.
“What about during the war?” Acree prompted Smokescreen for more info.
“It says here that she was given a command in the Akrean sector. Early in the war it was destroyed by Autobot forces. ‘After a valiant defense, Ice and her troops where cut down mercilessly in cold blood upon surrendering.'” Smokescreen quoted scanning the report again.
Bumblebee snorted, shaking his head he turned towards the door.
“Okay, so she’s dead. Isn’t that a good thing?” Acree asked, looking to Bulkhead for support.
“That isn’t the issue, Arcee. Autobot forces never attacked Akrean because it was where Ice was assigned. Unlike most Decepticons, Ice was a kind master. The we chose to focus on the more oppressed sectors. Most likely this is another of Megatron’s deceptions, made to sway more Cypertronians to his side.” Optimus explained, watching as Bumblebee walked in the direction of the door.
“Where are you going Bee?” Bulkhead inquired as Bumblebee pushed a few buttons on the keypad near the door.
“Going to do some recon on Electron. I need to think.” Bumblebee replied, looking up from the keypad as the space bridge portal opened to his right.
After he was gone, Magnus spoke up: “I do not presume to know Bumblebee as well as you do, Sir, but didn’t his behavior seem. . . odd?” He observed, looking to Optimus.
“Indeed, old friend. It appears our scout may know more about the incident at Akrean than the Decepticon records contain.” Optimus responded guardedly.
“Maybe he just needs to blow of some steam. We’ve been cooped up in this bucket of bolts for a while now.” Wheeljack suggested, doing his best to sound cheerful.
“Huh, doesn’t look like anything of use is around.” Bumblebee thought out loud, studying the sensor reading on his data-pad. “The only thing I am picking up is in that. . .building.” He added, the last part trailing off as he suddenly realized where he was.
Bumblebee walked into the building, sweeping the main room with the flashlight in his hand as he crossed the threshold. It was an old school, with half pulverized data-pads scattered throughout the debris. Past the ruins that had been the room’s back wall, he could see the courtyard was in similar condition. However the scattered data-pads where replaced by training weapons and other such equipment. He shook his head, trying to cut through the barrage of memories that the image brought. Had it really been that long since he had attended a school just like this? Turning to his right, Bumblebee walked to the place where the teacher’s podium would have stood. Moving the debris around, he managed to clear the area. Beneath it was the escape hatch that had been standard even before the civil war.
Pulling on the trap door handle, Bumblebee dropped into the lower chamber. Beside the odd box of school books and weapons, there was two boxes of energon. They glowed blue in the low light of the room, almost as if their contents where alive. Lifting the boxes back up to the upper room, Bumblebee pulled himself up behind them. After that, it was a simple matter to carry the boxes while in vehicle mode. Continuing his patrol of the outer rim of Electron, Bumblebee thought back to the conversation on the bridge. Back to the one con that had earned his respect, and, with time, his loyalty. Which was not something he thought anyone else on Team Prime would understand, except maybe Optimus. Of course, none of them had been at Akrean either. And the truth of that battle made all the difference.
Somewhere on the vast surface of Cybertron, a lone figure stood looking at the stars with blue eyes that seem to reflect the starlight. The air around her was colder than the air on Cybertron ever got, even in the darker months. As she stared at the stars, her hand moved to her side and touched one of the two cylinders that hug there. Her eyes continued to gleam as she turned them on the wild creature that had been preparing to pounce upon her back. The hiss of irritation that followed her movement confirmed what her senses and now her eyes told her. Glaring at the huge snake-like predicon she allowed her hand to fall away from her weapon. The predicon jump at her, mouth open in an earth-shattering screech that died out as, in mid air, it froze. It fell to the ground, frozen solid. Turning back to the stars, the Cybertronian sighed. The cold should have warned the creature off, as it had most of the others. Cold was the deadliest thing for anything Cybertronian, except for one.
To be continued
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