Author: Kd Zeal PM
A brief and rather sad drabble based on one scene in Revenge of the Fallen. You likely won't understand what's going on if you haven't seen it.Rated: Fiction T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Starscream - Words: 424 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 8 - Published: 07-02-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5186233
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Uber short, fairly depressing. You know how the bunnies are... the bite over the oddest things, and force a story. Well, this is what came out. One shot, should fit right in.
The hatchling moved weakly, looking up at him with confused optics. It didn't know it was doomed, of course... It didn't know anything of life, how could it know what it was to die? And yet, it was going to learn. They had no energon, and it would starve. It might have lived, if Megatron hadn't be so rough, hadn't forced the hatchling out early. There wasn't much chance of that, not unless they found what the fallen was looking for, but... The hatchling might have had a chance, if it could have waited longer.
Starscream wasn't sure who he should blame for this, as he picked the hatchling up and cooed softly at it. He had held so many as they died. He should probably blame Optimus, he was the one who had jettisoned the AllSpark. But it was the human who had destroyed it. It was Megatron who had taken away this hatchling's chance.
The hatchling clicked a little, and Starscream gave a sad smile, stroking the small body with one large digit. With a giggle, the hatchling tried to grab his finger, and the Seeker let it. He didn't want it to notice what he was doing, after all. He wouldn't let it starve... He had seen that too much, heard the hatchlings' cries as systems failed and they received warnings they could do nothing about. It was far more merciful this way...
"Good-bye, little one," the Seeker murmured, one hand distracting the hatchling while the other reached around and found the vital systems. With a simple pinch and twist, the job was done. The hatchling didn't have time to cry, jerking once and then going completely limp. With a final stroke to the now offlined body, Starscream went to go find Megatron.