Author: GradGirl2010 PM
End of Sumdac Trilogy. As the decepticons mobilize for an all out war, the Autobots and Sumdacs relationships are put to the test. Lies will be told. Secrets will be revealed. Death of friends will come. Can everyone remain together to fight the Cons?Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Prowl - Chapters: 22 - Words: 103,317 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12-29-11 - Published: 01-10-11 - Status: Complete - id: 6640880
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Another Miracle is Granted
This is it people! The home stretch. What will happen? Read to find out.
Bumblebee was climbing along Clone 2's shoulders and arms, shooting at every inch of it in order to stop him. One should mention to no avail. Bulkhead stuck to the ground slamming his wrecking ball into the shins of the clone. The clone didn't even register them as a threat. He kept on his way.
It was then Bulkhead noticed something. A lack of exploding and booming in Rachael's general direction. "Bumblebee," He contacted the yellow mech via com link, "Please, tell me you see something in Rachael's direction."
Bumblebee placed a hand to his forehead like a visor. "I don't see anything pal. It's as silent as Gun Metal Grave over there." A wave of dread flowed over him, "And Rachael's not one for quiet."
Prowl twitched discomfortingly. He looked to his hand, staring deep into his Way Finder that Rachael had given him.
"Prowl!" Jazz scolded. "Your focus is lagging man. What's – huh?" Water was streaming down his face. "Prowl…what happened?"
"Rachael…" He sobbed, holding his hand to his heart.
Isaac and Megatron dealt and blocked blows repeatedly from one another. Isaac struck with Soundwave's guitar, hearing the loud broken strums as Megatron retaliated with his wide sword. Isaac brought his feet up, kicking off of Megatron's wrist. Bringing the Guitar up, he aimed the neck point to Megatron. Strumming rapidly a wave of Energon streamed from the neck. Megatron threw his sword up, dispersing the wave into multiple directions. Isaac immediately charged for Megatron once more, slashing down with the guitar.
Megatron cast his sword up, catching the attack. The two became deadlocked in mid-air, shoving each back, trying to gain weigh over the other. "You humans continue to fascinate and impress me." He chortled. "You all fight with such valiance. You could rival the fighting style of an Autobot." He pressed on, pushing Isaac further down. "But unfortunately you do not hold a candle to a Decepticon." He narrowed his eyes, "That white haired organic has proven that fact – Seeing as how her battle against Starscream has suddenly fallen silent."
Suddenly a jolt sparked through Isaac's chest. A painful, heart wrenching jolt surged through his heart and mind. "Rachael…" He whimpered. His head turned to where Starscream and Rachael were fighting. It was as silent as a grave. There could have been many reasons why the fighting stopped. Rachael was hiding – Rachael's not one to hide. Maybe she was waiting for a moment to strike – She would have struck by now. Or she could possibly …maybe…Isaac couldn't come up with another excuse. "No…Rachael…"
"Tell yourself as many lies as you wish, Professor Sumdac." Megatron mocked him. "But you and I both know why it is so quiet over there." His grin grew wider, displaying his teeth in a demonic fashion. "I'm afraid your little girl is no longer among the living."
NO! Isaac screamed in his mind. She can't be gone! She said…Isaac wanted to continue telling himself it was a lie. He was tempted to fly over to her and se for himself. But…he just knew. The pain in his chest, the agonizing chills running down his back – the same sensations he felt when his sister and brother in law (Rachael's parents) Passed away.
Water fell down Isaac's cheek. "Rachael…" A sudden explosion was heard from the distance. A familiar blue light glowed brightly in numerous sections of the city. Following in tow were loud explosions. "Sari."
"GRRRAAAH!" Sari unleashed two hand cannon. A drilling beam of beads and spiral streams launched from her hands, striking Starscream in the chest, sending him into the air. Sari launched herself from the ground, parting her hands and holding her blades at the ready. Starscream barely had time to react as Sari slashed her blades unremittingly, further opening wounds Rachael left in his armor. A couple of his finger dislodged from the joints, hanging by the wires. His face had cracks running in all directions. The gash in his chest was turned into a X. Immediately drawing her Hammer, Sari wacked Starscream in the face, home run hitting him into the over passing freeway.
Starscream collapsed onto the street below, rubbing his head, grumbling choppily. Sari hovered above, her eyes and body flaring with Energon. "My, my," Starscream laughed shakily, pushing up from the ground, "Do all half humans have tempers or are you and Rachael special cases?" Sari did not reply. "What's the matter?" He crooned. "Oh yes, that's right. Rachael is no longer with us, is she?" Sari instantly appeared in front of him and kicked his head up, knocking him back. "GAH!" He spat out oil. "Oh come now, the sooner you accept it, the better you'll feel and the harder I can laugh." Sari swatted her hammer. Starscream caught it and punched her into a freeway pillar. "Your cousin could not defeat me, child." He chuckled, pointing to the crater, "I've proven that moments ago. What makes you think you can?"
"I don't have to defeat you!" Sari snarled vengefully. "I just need to make sure you go offline!" Pushing off from the pillar, "I'LL MAKE YOU ALL PAY FOR TAKING HER FROM ME!" She flipped around, smashing her feet into his chest.
Starscream grabbed her legs holding her in place. "She was bound to die sooner or later. At least it was by someone she KNEW!" He chucked her into the air like a throwing knife. Rocketing up his knee made contact with Sari's entire body, knocking the wind and saliva from her body. "And at least you and she got a chance to speak before her untimely demise." He tossed her up, whipped around and round house kicked Sari across the city.
Ratchet brought Optimus back to 50% health, giving him way to speak and move around. But to fight, Ratchet would have to operate more.
Optimus witnessed as Isaac battled against Megatron. Judging by the number of dents and scratches Isaac's battle suit was sustaining and how Megatron whipped him around by the leg, it was obvious who was winning the fight.
"Hurry Ratchet!" Optimus rushed him. "Professor Sumdac and Rachael may need our help soon."
"Rachael's going to be fine." Ratchet assured him. "Sari's backing her up. We'll be hearing from them soon." Sooner than he imagined. Sari zipped past the two, in between Megatron and Isaac interrupting their fight, and crashed into a skyscraper window.
Falling unconscious she fell to the earth below. "SARI!" Isaac jetted to her. He was stopped by Megatron grabbing him by the foot.
"Ah, ah, ah," He wagged his finger.
"NOO!" He stretched a hand out to her, "SARI!" A cable launched from Optimus's wrist, flying down and wrapping around Sari, catching her in mid-air. "Thank you Optimus." He breathed with relief. He kicked his foot up, hitting Megatron in the chin. The Decepticon leader released his foot and Isaac strummed the guitar, knocking Megatron into the Building next.
Optimus reeled Sari up, laying her on his lap. Isaac mounted Soundwave's body next to Optimus. "Sari! Sari!" Isaac called to her. "Please Sari! Open your eyes." Sari stirred awake, her eyes opening slowly. She was greeted by friendly faces. Isaac let out a heavy sigh of relief.
"Sari, are you alright?" Optimus asked worriedly.
"As…I'll ever be."
Ratchet moved his head about, "Where's Rachael?" Sari fell silent turning her head away. Optimus and Isaac understood what she meant. But how? "No…" He grumbled. "No!" He punched the ground, "This shouldn't have happened! She promised me she was fine!"
"Well she wasn't." Sari mumbled monotonously, blinking lifelessly as she spoke, "Apparently…she was dying slowly for many years now." She glanced up at Isaac and Ratchet. "And you guys knew…didn't you?" She narrowed her eyes. The two doctors' refusal to answer confirmed her suspicions. Judging by how Optimus was shocked by Isaac and Ratchet, he was just as clueless about Rachael's condition as she was. "Why didn't you tell me?" She whimpered, light tears trickling down her face. "Why didn't tell me she was dying?"
"She asked us not to." Ratchet admitted disgracefully. "She didn't want you to worry. All she wanted was for you to smile and grow. It was her way of making amends for leaving."
"But I never held that against her." Sari sobbed. "I knew why she left." Her voice shook. "Hell I understood it so well I could write seven books about it!" She shouted before her voice lowered. "I never once held it against her. She was always there for me. Why wouldn't she let me be there for her?"
"Sometimes people do not like burdening others with their problems," Optimus said, speaking from experience, "It's there way of coping. Besides I doubt we could have done anything even if she told us."
"I full heartedly agree with you, Prime!" Starscream taunted from above, Megatron hovering next to him. "No mater what you would have done to save her," Starscream pointed a thumb to himself, "I would have killed her five times over."
Isaac and Ratchet took defensive positions in front of Sari and Optimus. "And now comes the part," Megatron charged his cannon for an attack, "Where I erase you from my life."
Jazz and Prowl were nearly – but not near enough – finished with gathering the Alspark fragments. They watched as the Clone decimated the city, and Megatron and Starscream treated Ratchet, Optimus, Sari, and Isaac like punching bags.
"It's no use!" Jazz discouraged. "We'll never recover the fragments in time!" Prowl knew his protégé was right. He had a contingency plan. He just needed a host to fulfill the need. And he knew the perfect host to choose. And she held the other half of his heart.
"There's only one way left open to us." Prowl decided. Raising his fingers to eye level, his entire body lit with a powder blue glow, the gathering Alspark fragments resonated with the same glow. Prowl rose into the air, humming and meditating even louder, drawing on all his energy. Looking to the Way Finder in his hand, Prowl imagined Rachael and her smiling face. Oh how he loved her smiling face. He clenched his fingers tightly, holding his hand to his forehead, praying, Alspark, the organics god, I know you've saved her life numerous times. But now I ask…no…I beg you to give her one more chance. Let her live. In exchange…His thoughts trailed off.
"PROWL NO!" Jazz called to him. "THERE HAS TO BE ANOTHER WAY!" He pleaded. His pleas went on deaf ears. Prowl smiled one last time to Jazz and then his body was engulfed by the Alspark, as it shot out in a streaming wave like a shooting star.
The Alspark energy dashed to where Optimus and the others were being battered. The wave wrapped around Starscream, engulfing the seeker con in a whirlwind of Energon.
"NOO! STOP! WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME…?" The energy left him, taking his Alspark fragment and all the Energon from his spark. Starscream shutdown like a computer and plummeted to the earth, crashing into the pavement below, never to move again.
"What in the Alspark!" Megatron gasped, tossing Optimus onto the highway.
Isaac, Sari, and Ratchet watched as the stream flew over the city, heading in the direction of Rachael's death place.
"I can't…move...my body…so heavy. It's unbearable."
Pitch black…cold…lonely…scary…heavy…suffocating…no light…no sound…an abyss of absolute darkness and nothingness.
"I can't breathe…my body is numb." There was no wind, not even a breeze. The air was deathly still. Yet the air was as cold as ice – stifling, stiff. "Where am I?" Nothing cold be seen. The sensation of lost and alone corroding the mind. "Have…have I passed on?"
"It's me Rachael."
"Prowl? Where are you?"
"I can't see you."
"I'm right here." An orb of light floated down from the darkness. The closer it got, the more it shaped into a person. No…a robot – Prowl. "Hello Rachael." He was the height of a human male, not at all large like normal. The Way Finder Rachael had given him was around his neck instead of in his palm. "Did you miss me?"
"Prowl?" Rachael gasped, "Are…Are we dead?"
"I am." Rachael's eyes flared dreadfully. "But you're not." His large, warm hands caressed her cheek. Rachael leaned her face into the caress. "Everyone still needs you, Rachael." He informed her forebodingly. "You must help them. You must open your eyes."
"I can't." She lowered her gaze. "I'm afraid."
"Are you going to give up, Rachael?" He teased
"I'm not giving up!" She snapped, feeling flustered. Her aggression died down, replaced with melancholy. "I lost…I failed."
"You did not fail. Nor have you lost." He placed his fingers under her chin, tilting her head up, "But you will if you give up now."
"Rachael do you want to die knowing Sari and Isaac may follow?" Rachael tensed at the mentioning of their names. Their faces flashed in her mind, images of their death terrifying her. "Open your eyes Rachael." He whispered. "And live…" He brought his lips close, "For me." Their lips met for what seemed like minutes to hours. As they parted, Rachael and Prowl gazed passionately into each other's eyes.
"I love you Prowl." Tears fell down her face. "Forever and always, I love you."
"And I, Forever and Always, love you." He hugged her closely. His warm embrace filling Rachael with life, hope. The darkness evaporated, filling with a white light. Rachael Way Finder ignited with white heavenly fire. "Now give 'em Hell." Rachael's eyes shot open, turning completely white.
Bumblebee and Bulkhead were smashed into the ground. Their armor was battered, torn, and ready to fall from the wires and gears that held them together.
"I can't fight anymore." Bumblebee heaved exhaustedly, lying spread eagle on the ground. "My stingers…are sore." He panted.
"We have to…" Bulkhead fell to his butt, panting heavily as his wrecking lay extended next to him sloppily. "We have to…buy time…for Prowl and Jazz."
The clone came over the two Autobot's. Tried as they might to get onto their feet, Bulkhead and Bumblebee's legs were not move. The clone raised a foot, the shadow casting over the young bots. Closing their eyes they waited for the strike.
BOOM! KABOOM! "AWWWRRRGGGH!" The clone howled. Bulkhead and Bumblebee shot their eyes open. The clone had smoke coming from his chest as he fell back, crashing into the city.
"What on Cybertron just happened?" Bulkhead questioned. A series of explosions sounded from the highway over yonder. "PRIME!" Bulkhead and Bumblebee cried.
Optimus held his hands up, desperately trying to block Megatron. The Con leader, laughing psychotically, slashed and cut away at Optimus's pitiful defenses with his sword. He launched a few short burst shots from his cannon, prolonging Optimus's suffering.
"GET AWAY FROM HIM!" Megatron twisted around. Bulkhead bull rammed into him, sending Megatron down the highway, passed Optimus. The green mech collapsed, unable to move any further.
Sari and Isaac touched down next, dropping Ratchet off next to Optimus. Isaac struck the guitar, waves of music rings shooting from the instrument. Sari launched her two hand cannon, traveling inside the rings. Megatron threw up his hands as he was launched down the highway further.
"Prime! You good?" Bumblebee asked, kneeling next to him.
"I'm fine." He rumbled. Isaac, Sari, Bulkhead, Ratchet, and Bumblebee gathered around Optimus, making the Prime smile proudly that his team was alive, well, and standing with him. They may have been battered beyond all comprehension, but they were the greatest team of soldiers Optimus could have ever asked for. "Is everyone alright?"
"Not everyone." Jazz stated dismally, walking up the highway. He held the lifeless Prowl bridal style in his arms. Jazz had his head dropped, feeling like a failure.
"Prowl!" Sari whimpered.
"No…" Optimus groaned. That made two.
"What a shame!" All heads snapped to the side. Megatron trudged up the freeway, his armor chipped and cracked. "Chock that up to two that have perished because of my inevitable reign." Everyone gritted and bared their teeth contemptuously to the con. His men were down, Starscream was dead, tow of their friends were gone, and all Megatron card about what his rule. "Now," Megatron aimed his cannon, "Will you all surrender? Or do I turn you into skid marks on the pavement?" Out of nowhere a hand snapped to Megatron's cannon hand and shove it up, forcing Megatron to fire into the air. "WHO DARES…huh?" All eyes and mouths gaped in shocked terror. No…not terror…utter disbelief.
A ghost shell of Prowl was holding Megatron's wrist, crushing the very metal around it. Inside the ghost, brown hair grown out profusely, blue eyes glowing pure white, clothing still torn, bruises and scars completely healed, was none other than Rachael.
The gloves, boots, ear com, bracelet – all over her accessories powered by Alspark Energon were fully charged. The energy from the charge pumped through her veins, giving Rachael life and movement.
"How is this possible?" Megatron snarled in outrage. "You're supposed to be dead!" Megatron threw a punched. Rachael raised her hand, the ghost did as well, and caught his fist. "YOU!" He pulled to get his hands free. "RELEASE ME AT ONCE!" Rachael granted his wish. She shoved him away, Megatron staggered back. Rachael whirled around, connecting the back of her heel with the top of Megatron's head, kicking his head downward. She then bent backwards and kicked him in the chin, raising him into the air. With one more round house kick to his ribs, Rachael sent him flying through the city and into a skyscraper.
Raising her hands, Rachael summoned Prowl's staff to her hands. Languidly she walked to the edge of the freeway. Pushing off she charged for Megatron, planting her feet to the side of the towering building, and jabbing the staff into his gut. "BWAK!" Megatron choked. He glared into Rachael's blank eyes. "The humiliation…" He choked. "Being beaten down by an organic…I WILL NOT-" Rachael had Prowl's ghost hand grab him by the neck, silencing him, and continuously slammed his head into the building. She then tossed him aside like trash. Megatron kicked on his rockets, saving himself from crashing.
Rachael charged into him again, a fist in Megatron's gut as she took him higher into the air. Backing away slightly, Rachael Megatron linger n the air for a moment. Then with four quick swipes of the staff Rachael disconnected Megatron's arms and legs, then with a hard smack down sent him plummeting back into the freeway.
Isaac, Sari, everyone gaped in awe. Rachael, Prowl, whoever it was hovering in the air was making quick work of Megatron, treating him like a punching bag, just as he had done to so many in the past.
As Megatron moaned dazedly, turning his head to the sky, Rachael planted Prowl's ghostly feet on both sides of Megatron's torso. The staff was pointed to his neck. His severed limbs landed all around him. "Do it…" He begged, "Spare me…the humiliation…of going to the stockade knowing that I was defeated by an organic."
"No." Rachael finally spoke. Both her voice and Prowl's voice was heard. "For millions of stellar cycles you have tortured and murdered innocent beings. You sacrifice others in an attempt to achieve your selfish goals. And what's worse is that you have caused the death of an organic teen," meaning Rachael, "And left her family to suffer at the knowledge of her death." The tip of the staff touched his neck. "Death is too good for you, Megatron. From now and forever, you will live within the stockade, condemned to an endless cycle of watching life go by, living with the scars of your defeat this day! And even when you slip into a state of insanity, even as you reach your final moments of living," She lowered her face, "You will see my face as it haunts you for the rest of your MISERABLE life!" With a quick punch to his face, Megatron fell unconscious.
Rachael moved from Megatron, walking to her friends, stopping 10 feet away. Gazing to them, she observed their somber expressions, their expressions of utter disbelief. Smiling warmly she said, "Thank you…for everything." Prowl disappeared from around her, shaping into a ball and vanishing into the Way Finder around her neck. "Good-bye." Rachael's eyes closed once again. Soundlessly she plummeted to the ground, about to land on her head.
Sari rocketed forward and caught Rachael a foot from the ground. She drifted gently to the ground, holding Rachael close. With Ratchet holding up Optimus, Jazz helping Bumblebee, everyone gathered around Sari as she held Rachael's lifeless body. A pleased smile donned her face. Her wish to see this war through, her wish to ensure Sari and everyone was safe and alive was granted. Now she could rest in peace, and not worry about her family in the future.
Isaac knelt down next to Sari, gently caressing his hand down his niece – no, his daughter's cheek. Three members of his family were now gone, all of which who he was helpless to save. Rachael may not have been meant to live forever or for very long, but he still wished he would have tried harder to sustain her. But at least now she was no longer in pain. At least now she could be with the parents she had lost so long ago.
Sari hugged her cousin tightly, rubbing her face against Rachael's, still able to feel the warmth left in her skin. Part was hoping, praying that a heart beat would be heard. Or perhaps she would start breathing. Maybe she would jump up and say April Fools. MAYBE SHE'LL SAY SOMETHING! But she was not. Rachael would no longer speak, nor would she laugh, or breathe. Rachael would no longer live.
Sari pressed her lips to Rachael's forehead, a lone tear falling from her cheek on to Rachael's eyes, running down her cheek. "Good-bye, Rachael…" She hugged her one last time, "And thank you."
Cybertron burst into applause as Optimus, his team, and the two Sumdac's paraded down the streets with Megatron and his team of Con's in custody. Starscream's body was placed in suspended animation, forever to remain, never allowing his soul to cross over into the Well of Alsparks.
Sentinel and the twins stood in the audience, watching as Optimus claimed the glory of defeating and capturing Megatron and his top lieutenants. The jealousy ceased when Sentinel and the twins saw something traveling along side Optimus and his team.
Along side the Autobots was a casket. Inside was Prowl. On top of Prowl was Rachael. She was redressed in her vest, tube top, skirt, boots, and other accessories Ratchet had made for her. Seeing how they were designed for her, Ratchet felt she should be able to keep them, even in the afterlife. Sentinel's eyes widened in horror. He could not believe what it was that he was witnessing. Rachael…was…dead.
With Arcee being taken to the infirmary for an examination due to how long she had been in stasis, Prowl and Rachael were taken to the morgue. Rachael was set on a bed next to him, appearing to sleep soundly. Prowl was placed into a chronic stasis chamber where his body would be preserved and later disposed of with Cybertronian honor and praise.
Optimus, his team, the Sumdac's, Sentinel, the twins, and even Ultra Magnus, who had just awoken, were standing around Rachael. Their heads were dropped solemnly, mourning the loss of two wonderful comrades and friends, but mostly to say their final good-byes to Rachael.
Sentinel stood over Rachael. His fists were clenched tightly and shook violently. He gritted and grinded his teeth, resisting the urge to cry out or shout. "How did it happen?" Magnus asked unwaveringly. Though the others could hear the bother in his tone. He was just as sad as the rest of them.
"Her body just gave out." Ratchet answered. "She couldn't take anymore."
Sentinel slammed his into a by standing cart, knocking it over and causing everyone to jump. All eyes were now one him. "Her body just gave out?" He growled derisively. "Are you serious?" He squeezed his eyes shut. "Since the day I met her she's been punched, swatted, blown up, electrocuted, smashed against buildings, tromped on by Dinobots, had her tail broken by Constructicons, took on Shockwave when he had the Magnus hammer, challenged and defeated Megatron not once but THREE TIMES," He held up three fingers, "And you're trying to convince me…that she…just…SHUT…DOWN!" He grabbed Ratchet by the shoulders, his eyes leaking, "WHAT KIND OF GLITCH HEAD DO YOU TAKE ME FOR? ONE OF YOU DID SOMETHING TO HER! ADMIT IT! SHE'S JUST UNCONSCIOUS!" The water fell down his face. "She's unconscious…she has to be…" He sobbed.
"I wish she was." Isaac spoke up. "But the fact of the matter is…Rachael was never meant to last." He admitted, gaining the full attention of his daughter and the bots. "From the moment Rachael was born her fate was decided. The disease she had killed his a little more each year. She was not meant to live past the age of 13. The serum I gave her only sustained her life. Huang and I believed she would have perished sooner or later. The fact she last for five years, being brought back form the dead numerous times, and able to fight the way she did meant someone was watching out for her."
"And it looks like, whatever higher power was watching over her finally stopped." Optimus muttered, folding his arms, holding in his rising sadness. "At least she's not in pain anymore." Optimus managed to pull a smile out of the sadness. "But I have to tell you, it sure will be different without her around. I'm sure going to miss how she popped up out of nowhere."
"I'm going to miss her and Prowl's arguments." Bumblebee laughed. "It was hilarious the way these two would go at it."
"Remember when her tail was broken and she still tried to fly?" Ratchet laughed next. "She crashed into the Marshmallow factory and was picking marshmallow topping from her hair for hours." Everyone burst into a fit of laughter.
"I remember when I first challenged her to a sparring session." Jazz spoke up next. "Some how she weaseled her way into my suit and dislocated my arms. The girl was sneaky."
"Don't I know it." Isaac hooted. "When she was a child, I had to hide the chocolate topping from her in my room. She always managed to sneak in and eat it. I spent the next hour sitting next to her as she puked in the toilet."
"AND THEN THERE WAS GAME OF EPIC CAPTURE FLAG TAG GAME!" The twin boomed excitedly.
"Her bold and brazen attitude during our first encounter." Magnus added.
"She showed me I can be tough and sensitive at the same time." Bulkhead input.
"She was the second person in the galaxy not afraid to disrespect." Sentinel stated with admiration.
"She gave me the confidence to fend for myself." Sari added.
"Yes…" Isaac wiped his eyes, "Rachael has given us all many fond memories to cherish for the rest of our lives." He lowered his head. "I just…wish…one last miracle would happen. That's all I ask. One where…she can actually live instead of worrying about some illness."
Was it the higher power? Was it Rachael herself? Whoever it was heard Isaac's wish. The boots on her feet, the gloves on her hands, the earring ear coms all began to glow brightly. The color from Rachael's skin dimmed even further, turning her skin deathly grey. Trickling beads and streams of Energon began to flow from the items and into the Way Finder, making the trinket glisten brightly. It rose from her chest, absorbing every last ounce of Energon held within her body and accessories. The Alspark brought her back once. Looks like it was about to do it again.
The Way Finder came alive, tugging and pulling to get free from Rachael's neck. Confused, but wanting to see what would happen, Sari unclipped the necklace. The Way Finder zipped from the morgue and out the door, jamming down the hallway.
"What are we standing here for?" Bumblebee exclaimed. "AFTER THAT NECKLACE!"
The Way Finder twisted and turned down every Hallway and corridor it came across. A few Autobots on guard blinked and rubbed their eyes with dumbfounded disbelief. So much disbelief that they chose to ignore it and pretend it never happened.
The Way Finder found its way into a storage area. The lights were, the only source coming form the window of the door. Numerous pods filled with small liquid metal robot bodies were neatly stacked along the wall. They were protoforms. The WAY Finder hover for a moment as Prowl Ghost took form once again. Smiling warmly, he pressed a button, opening one of the pods. He laid a protoform flat on the ground. He kissed Rachael's Way Finder and whispered, "This is the last miracle, Rachael. Live your life to the fullest." He clipped the necklace around her neck, kissed her lips, and disappeared for the last and final time.
"It flew in here!" Bumblebee announced excitedly.
"The protoform storage?" Sentinel questioned. "Why would it go in here?"
"Let's find out." Magnus decreed. As he opened the door, the lights shot on one by one, going down the hallway. With Magnus leading, and Sari and Isaac riding the shoulders of Optimus and Bumblebee, the Autobots treaded into the room, looking for any signs of the Way Finder. Suddenly their eyes fell to the floor. As if on cue, jaws literally hit the floor. Rachael was lying on the floor.
Her brown hair was shoulder length, her bangs were parted from the rest of her hair by a head band. Her clothes were completely different from what she was wearing earlier. Her shirt was bright green and with Spaghetti straps. The white undershirt was long sleeved with slit holes going down the arms. Her skirt was plaid green. She had one stocking socks, and brown shoes as well.
"Isn't she supposed to be in the morgue?" Bulkhead asked with frightened confusion.
"Supposedly." The twins answered.
Sentinel pointed dumbly, "And yet here she is? What's gong on?"
"One of the protoforms is missing." Jazz informed them.
"You don't think…" Ratchet trailed off.
Sari took hold of Isaac and both flew down. They walked on either side of Rachael, looking up and down her body. Kneeling down, they touched fingers to the corner of her jaw and on her wrist. Would she have a pulse if she was a protoform?"
YAAAWWWN! "AAAHHHH!" Sari and Isaac screamed, scrambling away. Rachael just yawned.
"Hmm…ugh…huh?" Her eyes fluttered open, revealing the bright blue orbs she was born with. Listlessly, dragging her body up, Rachael sat straight up, stretching her arms out, yawning exaggeratingly loud. "Man I'm tired." She groaned, scratching her head. "That was some nap." She tilted her head, cracking her neck. "Some how I pictured my dirt nap a lot more peaceful." Her attention was drawn upward to the wall of Protoforms. "Where on earth am I? Hm?" She caught a glimpse of Isaac out of the corner of her eye. His mouth and eyes were gaping. "Hmm…" She looked to the other side. Sari was there and gaping in the same manner. "Uh huh…" She then glanced up at the Autobots. Even Magnus and Optimus were gapingly shocked. "Is someone going to explain, or do I need to guess?" Her eyes then widened horrifically. "OH MY GAWD!" She grabbed Sari by the shoulders, "SARI! ARE YOU DEAD? IS ISAAC DEAD? DID EVERYONE DIE? Wait…" She noticed Sentinel, Magnus, and the twins. She pointed perplexedly, "They weren't in the battle, were they?" They wordlessly shook their heads. "So if they aren't dead, neither are Optimus and the guys, except Prowl?" Optimus and his team nodded wordlessly. "That also means," she motioned her hands between Sari and Isaac, "You two are alive." The two Sumdac's nodded. "So…" She touched her body. She could feel her face, her legs, her new clothes. Pinching herself, she could feel pain, so she wasn't dreaming or dead. And the place was too bright to be that abyss she was in. "That would…make…me…"
"RACHAEL!" Sari tackled her to the ground. "YOU'RE ALIVE! OH MY GAWD, RACHAEL!" She cheered hugging Rachael closely, making sure she was holding the genuine article and not some illusion of her hopeful mind. "Please tell me you're real!" Sari begged. "Please say you're Rachael!"
"I'm Rachael?" She cocked a brow.
"I DON'T BELIEVE YOU!"
Ratchet ran his scanner over Rachel's body. He scratched his processor bewilderedly. "I don't know how, but it is Rachael." He stated gleefully. "Whatever that Way Finder of hers did brought Rachael back in the body of a protoform. She's alive, healthy, and from what I can tell from my scanner she's here to stay."
"So this is Rachael?" Bumblebee asked, making sure.
"Who else would I be?" She huffed. "I can't be Starscream. I look too good."
"That's Wingy, alright." Jazz assured him. "Just upgraded."
Sari went back to squeezing Rachael as tightly as she could, refusing to let her sister/cousin go. "You're alive, you're alive, you're alive, thank god almighty you're alive!" He repeated happily as he wept tears of joy.
"Yes Sari," Rachael laughed, running a hand up and down her head, "I'm alive." The Autobots all but choked up at the scene. The veil of sadness lifted from their heads, making the room, world, the galaxy period seem brighter.
Isaac came around, holding a hand to her back, wanting to feel the reality. "It really is you." He sobbed. "I can't believe it's really you."
"Believe it," Rachael winked, "It's me. Oh, By the way Isaac," She added quickly, "Mom and Dad said hi, and thanks."
"They are most welcome." Rachael extended her other arm, joining Isaac in on the hug. He rubbed his hand up and down her back, relieved that he had both of his girls in his arms once again. "Welcome back Rachael."
"It's good to be back."
OH MY GAWD I'M FINALLY DONE! NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD FINISH!
Thank you everyone so much for reading and staying with me throughout this entire fic. Sorry that I took so long. I've been writing eight other fics so I've been jumping around.
Pokemon JKL and Shizuka – You both have been with me from the beginning and I thank you for that. You inspired me to keep going.
Storygirl199210 and Sailor Shinzo – hope I didn't make you cry too hard with Rachael's death.
To everyone else you've been a great audience.
Sorry if the last chapter was lacking. I really wanted to finish because I just started writing a Superman fic that could use my attention! As for the ending, I ran it by a few friends and they liked the idea of Prowl Spirit carrying Rachael around and all that good stuff. I kid you not I cried while writing the death scenes. Hard not too. I get really touched by this fic and my characters.
I will return to this story and the previous ones and revise and edit them some other time. But right now I am freakin tired.
Now comes the part where I bid you all adieu. To those of you who wish to write a sequel, you have my full permission. Bring back a few Cons if you like. I can spin you a web for that tale.
Once again, thank you, good-bye and
HAPPY SOON TO BE NEW YEAR!