Here I Am

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Dedication: To my grandfather, may he rest in peace and find happiness in watching over my family.

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Chapter 5: Anniversary

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Alexis sighed, watching Kicker as he rode on High Wire's back, dodging the utility vehicle that was Ironhide. She laughed, the antics of the three entertaining for the moment. "You'd have loved this Psyche." She said softly, jumping when a warm hand placed itself on her shoulder.

"Come on, everyone's waiting inside." Rad smiled at her, pulling her towards the doors that would lead to the control room where there was a party to be held. "Carlos went out now to get Ironhide, Kicker and High Wire."

She gave him a smile, nodding that she understood. "I can't believe it's been this long." She muttered, shaking her head. "Time sure does fly, doesn't it?" she grinned up at him, grabbing his hand in hers.

He nodded, squeezing his hand around her before dropping it and walking through the sliding doors to the anniversary party that was awaiting them inside.

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Bubbles looked around, grinning that everyone that had known Psyche was coming together in celebration of her life. There were even new faces, many that had arrived years after the teenagers death, but it was all apart of the fun of reminiscing of fond memories.

She looked towards Kicker, standing by the punch-bowl and watching everyone around him converse happily of a person he had yet to meet. She decided to talk to him, seeing as she barely knew of the boy.

He turned, noticing her arrival. "You're that minicon everyone keeps talking about, Bubbles, wasn't it?" he asked, a small smile spreading on his face when she nodded enthusiastically. "So, could you tell me a little bit about this Psyche chick, or what?"

Bubbles could be more obliged.

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Optimus raised his energon cube, just like he had done ten years ago to the day, toasting the life of a young girl that had once had an amazing impact on his team of men. "To Psyche, the girl that could bring a smile to even Megatron's face." They all chuckled, even Cyclonus and Demolisher. "May she watch over all of us, friend and foe, new friends and olds friends alike."

An echo passed through all the members of united Transformers and humans, each raising their glass to toast, giving thanks in their owns ways.

"Now, who wants to tell a story?" Optimus asked, chuckling when all the bots that had know the girl on a personal level raised their hands or waved frantically or jumped up and down (which was the case for the little minicons) to gain his attention. "Seeing as Bubbles started it last year, we'll have… Carlos I think start the tales, hm?"

The Hispanic man jumped up in victory, moving to the hover platform that would give him height to see over the crowd of tall robots. "Now, lets see… Oh I know!" he said, an audible 'oh-no' running through the crowd. "What, it's my favourite!"

"It's only because it involves you and cake mix!" Alexis called out, gaining chuckles from the bots around her.

"Nu-uh!" Carlos called out.

"Get on with it!" Scavenger yelled out from his position at the back.

"Okay already, sheesh!" he muttered, "Anyway, it was a Sunday afternoon, right, and everyone was bored out of their minds. So Pysche, decided to get us all makin' a cake…"

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"… And then," Hot Shot said through hysterics, "and then, she turnes to me and says… 'Let's do that again!'" everyone erupted into laughter once more, clutching their bellies and their sides as the hilarity ensued. He was the last bot to reminisce, as the day had grown into night and the night into the wee hours of the morning.

This particular tale, was of when Psyche first discovered the warp drive, travelling from one place to another in a split second.

Alexis wiped tears from her eyes, loving the attention that her long deceased cousin was receiving. "That was my favourite." She said to Rad who stood next to her. He nodded, smiling down at her.

"It's a good thing it just gets better next year, hm?" Optimus said from above them, all catching their smiles and nods of agreement. "But for now, lets get this mess cleaned up."

Alexis followed the bots lead, starting to clear away the area the humans had used for food and drink. She couldn't help but think how much better it would be next year, but until then, she'd still help the Autobots, in any way she could, just like she had promised Psyche.

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Amity-Star: When I first started writing this, I never really thought that cancer would hit my family, especially someone as strong as my Grandfather. Sadly the thing was aggravated by chemo so it spread rapidly. The main thing that I'd like to say it that this chapter is dedicated to my grandfather, Peter, who sadly passed away before I or my sister or mother could respectfully say good-bye to him in person. At least we were there for the funeral, so it was okay.

I'd like to say a large thankyou to all of you who have reviewed to this story. And the reason I really wrote this chapter is to kind of remind myself, and you guys reading, that we all have to remember those that have passed away from cancer or just any old thing that we have to remember them in their better days and cherish the time that we've all had together.

Thanks once more…