|FMA & The Transformers: The Long Road Home
Author: LordThunderwing PM
Edward's messed up journey has just begun. More lies & falsehoods are uncovered as forgotten transformers are discovered & an old enemey from the dark times of Cybertron has returned for vengeance. The chaos continues & looking to only get worse. A/N Chapters 1-4 have been revamped slightly. A/N: Did a few tweeks to chapters 1 & 15.Rated: Fiction T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - The Fallen & Edward E. - Chapters: 15 - Words: 57,153 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 05-25-11 - Published: 02-08-09 - Status: Complete - id: 4849133
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Back at the tunnel shaft, Sinistor lands on his side at the bottom of the shaft, gouged in various places along his body, all the while feeling his father's pain, knowing something was wrong & had to aid him. His efforts to rise to his feet were cut short when Thunderwing (who looked in rough shape himself) came crashing down on top of him, crushing his spine & forcing him to scream out in pain. Sinistor tries to drag himself forward under the immense weight but to little avail.
Thunderwing slams his right fist into the back of Sinistor's head with all of his might, driving it deep into the floor. With the same hand, he grabs the back Sinistor's neck & pulls back, tearing his head clean off & pulling his mechanical spine out, nearly Mortal Kombat style. "Waste of scrap."
Meanwhile, in the chamber. The Fallen continues to resist Edward & Wrath's efforts. It was a back & forth struggle, but between fighting the inhibitor stuck on his back, keeping the Wreckers confined, keeping the cannon operational so that the seal can be broken & now, having to prevent from being turned into a Philosopher's Stone was becoming a bit much.
Red & black lightning filled the room as the Fallen began to reach for Edward. Fallen's hand was within twenty feet of the young alchemist when a booming voice halted his advances. "Fallen."
"It's over." The Fallen is suddenly knocked back following the rifle blast to his face from Prime. Fallen's concentration was broken as the red light that filled the room intensified as the floor began to vibrate. Soon, the vibration increased to a mild earthquake that spread across the planet. Red & black lightning began to fill the air which made the remaining Decepticons take notice & retreated back to their respective ships.
Wrath looks at Ed with an angry yet, worried expression. "Do you even know if this is what is supposed to happen?"
"Not really, this is the first time I've tried this."
A roar from the Fallen began to echo in the room as he threw his arms out as the joints went from glowing an amber yellow to a bright white. The situation had reached critical mass when a thunderous explosion rocked the chamber as well as the tunnel that Thunderwing & the body of Sinistor laid.
A moment past as the light faded & the ground settled, Lust peered from around the corner & scanned the room. The shackles that were on the Wreckers were gone as well as the illumination in their eyes. Perhaps they were dead or just unconscious. She entered the room & sees that Prime, Megatron & Shockwave were in the same condition as the others. The Fallen was also nowhere to be seen, nor Edward or Wrath.
She frantically looked around the room when she heard a groan. There was Wrath walking out from behind Prime's left leg, holding his head & squinting his eyes as they tried to adjust back to normal. "Wrath, where is Edward?"
"Don't know... Don't care."
"I'm over here." A weary voice called out from some nearby debris from where Lust originally came in. She ran over to him as he tried his best to prop himself up. She knelt down at his side & helped him to sit upright. Edward rubs his eyes, hoping that they will refocus at some point soon. Wrath's vision cleared & sees a glowing object on the floor. His eyes widened when he realized it was a Philosopher's Stone. However, this small stone was black in color.
Wrath was just about to slip it into his pocket when he heard a pair of heals click behind him. He turned to see Lust standing behind him with her arms folded. "And what were you planing to do with that?"
"Like I'd have to tell you... Don't you see, this is our chance. With this & Elric, we can finally be complete."
Ed's vision slowly began to clear. Rising to his feet, he walked over to the two homunculi that were at ends with their new discovery. "If you two think I'm going to make you guys human with that thing, you're crazy."
"Why the hell not? It's not like this thing was made from human blood." The boy spat back.
"That 'thing' was trying to destroy us all. Just looking into its eyes sent a chill up my spine... That was pure evil. And now you want me to turn you into a human being with that? What if I turn you into a demon spawn? Or, more of one than you already are now."
Wrath scoffed at the last comment & was about to take his frustration out on Ed when Lust extended the fingers on her left hand & pointed them in the boy's face. "If I were you boy, I'd calm yourself right now."
"Sure, you would side with him since you've come to like him so damn much all of a sudden. Have you decided to abandon your dream of being human?"
"No, I haven't. I have come close to that point, but it was this young man who told me not to give up. But in the end, perhaps it doesn't matter & if so, with or without the stone, I'm not going to let that prevent me from creating my own happiness. Something that I can be proud of knowing that I did on my own. No empty promises handed to my on a plate of bullshit."
Wrath just stared at her with a disgusted look. "Fine, I'll do myself. I don't need you." He walks between them, bumping Edward's shoulder rudely. Ed kicked Wrath's left leg out from under him, tripping him to the floor & quickly putting him in an "STF". Wrath couldn't break free & began to tap & saying that he "gave up" in a horsy tone while Lust took the stone from the boy's right pocket.
Ed adjusts his black trench coat & dusts himself off. "Okay, now since that is out of the way. How do we get out of here?" He asked. "Perhaps I can assist you in this dilemma." The voice came from the cyclops that stood to his feet. "I have another way off Cybertron. However, I will do this in exchange for a favor from you."
"Equivalent exchange, huh?" Ed muttered with a slight smirk. "Okay, what do you need."
Shockwave approached the group & knelt down before them. "Asylum..."
"What?" They said in unison.
"I'm tired of dealing with having my research & my efforts stomped on & pushed aside due to this war that seemingly has no end."
"Is that the only reason why you want out?" Shockwave hesitated to answer Edward's question. "Unfortunately, I must ask you to please understand." Ed just bit his lower lip & lightly nodded his head. "What about Prime & the others?"
"I surmise that they will awaken in time, much like I did & I also highly doubt that they will have the energy to finish one another off at this point."
"Alright, so, how do we get off." He asked. "It is simple, but we need to get back topside." Ed reluctantly nodded his head & Shockwave rose to his feet, leading the way back to the lift. Once arriving, there was no evidence of a fight that they could see.
Taking the lift back up, they see that everyone was gone. Sinistor was nowhere in sight nor Thunderwing or Sky Lynx. "It's too quiet up here." Lust stated. "Excellent, the more quietly we can leave here, the better." Shockwave added. "Follow me."
They follow down a beaten path, seeing the continued destruction of their war. Each building looked seemingly worse than the last. They finally reached their destination. It was another circular structure much like what was built on the abandoned Earth. "This is the first space bridge that I designed long ago. No receiver for this unit, this is a 'one-way ticket' so to speak. It should have enough power left to get us to your home world, however, I never took into account of transporting organic life. I need to find you a container of some kind."
Shockwave looks to his right & sees an empty ammunition case that was left behind that was still in fair condition. "This will do, climb inside & remain calm while I program the system." With some hesitation they complied. The ammo box was surprisingly spacious though Wrath didn't take the time notice since he was brooding from when Ed put him in a choke hold & Lust took the stone.
Shockwave closes the lid & places it under his left arm. He looked over his surroundings & waved his right hand. Thunderwing makes his way out from behind a nearby building. They both step inside the circle before the doors closed. Once again, the center is lit by a incredible light & they are teleported away.
Earth, 01:00 AM.
A rumble of thunder in the air is heard outside the small community of Resembool. The storm slowly begins to roll in as cracks of lightning dance in the sky followed by a beam of light that strikes the ground. Shockwave & Thunderwing appear, flashes of lightning behind silhouetting their features. Shockwave sets the container down onto the ground & opens the lid, seeing those inside were unharmed. "What a way to travel." Ed stated as he climbed out while Lust & Wrath just leaped out.
They turned to look at Shockwave only to suddenly cringe terror at the sight of Thunderwing who was also standing before them. "I understand if this comes as a shock to you, but my fellow Cybertronian needs cover at this time as well." Ed looks at the giant then back to Shockwave. "Well, he's not so much a problem, can you shrink yourself down like he can?" Ed asked.
"Then you've got a problem." Ed added. Thunderwing put a hand to his chin & a plan quickly came to him. "I'll be right back" He changed to his jet form & flew off towards Central. "I got a bad feeling about this." Ed said before sighing in the end. "Screw it, I'm going home." He grabs Lust's hand, causing her to blush slightly. This was intriguing to her, to say the least. "Have I won him over? This is a little out of character for him." She thought as he looks at Wrath with a weary expression. "Are you coming or not?" He asked.
Wrath thought about it for a moment until another rumble of thunder convinced him to go. Edward turned to Shockwave next. "Coming? You big lug." Shockwave was surprised by his generosity & his cooperation in helping him. Is this boy foolish or is he smarter than he looks? This could be interesting to find out.
Walking down the dirt path to the Rockbell home, Shockwave looked over the surroundings. Despite that a thunder storm was rolling in, the area looked empty, quiet & peaceful. Perhaps he could make a new beginning & with Thunderwing back to his old state of mind, maybe they could rebuild on a new world & do it right. No alienation, no energy shortages, no war, (unless someone comes along, wanting to stir up trouble.) and the most important thing of all, no Megatron.
"Thunderwing wants to start recruiting from the bottom up, from both sides. Everyone is tired of fighting on some level & would like nothing more than to go home. Yet, our home is dead. What more can be said? In the end, Thunderwing's idea may prove to be more entertaining if nothing else." Shockwave thought. "Time will tell & soon rather than later."