A new set of short stories for every ones favorite young bots. Brightshine, Vector and Hard-Wire continue their lives while remembering their past. They still have a lot of learning to do and new adventures to go on. All the while Arcee is amazed at how much her children have grown.
Transformers: A New Age
A pale blue light poured over the glittering crystal sea. The evening atmosphere was filled with a warm energy, energy that soon swept through the large lively city of New Kaon. The towers were so high they seemed to scrape the night sky. And like any major metropolis, there, cutting through the city were streets and highways. A loud engine sound echoed through the air as a reddish-orange motorcycle came zooming down the road. The reddish-orange motorcycle sped down the road quickly, swerving to avoid the other vehicles.
Suddenly a screeching sound filled the air followed by a loud honking.
“Hey, watch it kid!” a voice shouted.
“You’re not the only one on the road!” another voice added.
The reddish-orange motorcycle flashed his front lights. “Sorry. I’m running late.” his tires sped up, and soon the reddish-orange motorcycle turned into a side street.
“As we can see, the Golden Age of Cybertron was a glorious and inspiring time in our history.” a firm voice echoed throughout the large circular room that was dimly lit by the large projection in the front of the room. “Furthermore, let us now turn to the Iron Age where we can see-”
A slight whooshing sound echoed in the room as everyone became silent. The large Cybertronian at the front of the room narrowed his optics seeing the a young cadet in training entering the class, and by the time on his internal chronometer, it was very late.
Soon many pairs of optics were on the young cadet in training.
“You are late, again.”
Vector put his hands up. “Sorry, really. It won’t happen again.”
“It had better not. Or I‘ll have to add three more demerits to your file.” Then the large bot continued his lecture as Vector got to his seat, but without hearing the slight laughing and whispering around him.
Vector set his head on the metal desk, the academy wasn’t as fun as he thought it would be.
Back on Earth…
A beeping sound caught her attention and Brightshine looked up to see an incoming call on the main view screen. “Hello?” when she saw who was calling she smiled. “Momma! It’s been a while, I’ve missed you.”
-I have missed you too Sweetheart. How is everything going there?-
Arcee asked with a smile.
“Very well. Once the main defense system is up and running, I should be home soon.” Brightshine could see her mothers eyes, and how much feeling was in them.
-Brightshine, Sweetheart, I’m proud of you. Staying behind to finish what your father started. Jack would be so proud of you.-
“I know.” Brightshine said softly. “I’ll make sure everything Daddy worked hard for goes right. Then I can go back to Cybertron. Have you heard from Hard-Wire? It’s been a few days since his last call.”
-Hard-Wire has been working hard as head of security at the Capitol. I’m sure he’ll call soon.-
“I hope so. How is Vector? Is my little brother behaving himself.” Brightshine asked.
Brightshine could see her mother wasn’t all that happy.
-Vector’s been going through some growing pains I suppose. At first he was so excited about getting into to the academy but now he acts like it’s a burden on him. He’s uninterested, uninspired. He spends his days barely getting through class and his nights hanging out late. I think he’s gotten into street racing but I hate to think of my son spending his time in such a dangerous activity. All I want is for Vector to finish the academy and start work. I want him to stay safe.-
“Aw, Momma. I can talk to him if you want.”
-I tried that. I even grounded him, but nothing seems to be working. I think he misses Jack. And that hurts me as much as him.-
Brightshine felt her spark ache. “I miss Daddy as well. But acting out like that won’t fix anything. I’ll go over and talk to him. Vector can’t dishonor Daddy’s memory by acting out like this, he’s not a sparkling anymore.”
-No don’t worry. You have a lot of work there to do. I can handle your brother. Bulkhead and Wheeljack talk to him from time to time. Even Knockout tried to get him to behave. Knockout swears by the All Spark he didn’t tell him about illegal street racing and yet my son is street racing.-
“That Knockout. He’s such a pain. He is not bothering you is he?”
-At first, he did spend some time with Vector, but I agreed to it in short amounts. Then later Knockout moved to another city, and that’s when all this bad behavior started. He says he just doesn’t like school but I know what’s really bothering him, he misses Jack. I just can not get him to say it.- Arcee said.
Brightshine could tell this conversation was not a happy one. “I know!” she said as she clapped her hands, shifting the mood. “I’m going to go over there for a few days.”
-Brightshine, there’s no need. Really.-
“It’s okay. I’ll just call Aiko, she can fill in for me for a few days. It’s been pretty calm anyway.”
-Aiko Totsumura? I haven’t seen her since I first left Earth. She was a kid then.-
“Not anymore. Aiko is one of the United States best authorities on weapons and technology. Next to our family of course.” Brightshine gave a big smile.
-Aiko sure has her Grandmothers spirit and strength.- Arcee commented.
“Yeah, Aunty Miko could sure fight. Aiko and I are good friends Momma, and she’ll keep an eye on things while I’m on Cybertron. I can be there in a week or so.”
-Alright Sweetheart, it will be wonderful having you here again. And I’m sure Hard-Wire will love having you back.-
Brightshine blushed. “I hope so.”
To Be Continued…