Author's Note: I have an apology to make to everyone who did review chapter 17. Turns out the reviews weren't emailed to me and I assumed no one reviewed. When I went on my profile and checked my stats though I saw I was totally wrong. So I am very sorry about that. Also due to demands from everyone who reviewed chapter 18 I have written this final chapter.
Chap. 19: The Final Chapter
Megatron took me back to his base and walked me to my quarters. He desperately wanted me to rest and I couldn't disagree. It was so nice to walk into my room. It was amazing how much the base felt like home. Megatron had followed me inside and wrapped his arms around my waist.
"I'll be back shortly," Megatron said, "I best be going before my troops notice I left the island."
"Well, don't be gone too long,"
"I won't. Now stay here and get some rest, you need it,"
"I will sir,"
He smiled, "I trust you'll stay here."
"As you wish,"
He kissed me quickly before opening a dimension gate and disappearing through it. I sat down on my bed deciding whether or not I was really tired enough to go back to sleep. By the time I decided I wasn't, I had started thinking about my family. Maybe they still cared for me. It wouldn't hurt to see.
"Megatron won't notice if I'm gone a few minutes," I thought aloud, "I'll leave a note just incase I'm not back before him."
I scribbled out a note and put it on my bed. Satisfied I opened a dimension gate to the top of the ravine near my house. I transformed into my human mode and stepped through it.
After making it safely to the other side I started walking to my house. It felt like an eternity since I had been home, my real him anyway. Upon reaching the front door I slowly knocked and a wave of questions went through my mind. The door opened and all the questions stopped.
"Astrid!" he exclaimed crushing me in a hug, "It really is you!"
I returned the embrace, "Long time no see huh?"
"Too long. God I've missed you,"
"I've missed you too. Are mom and dad home?"
"Yeah, come in,"
He literally dragged me into the house and into my parents awaiting arms. It was so good to see them. It felt so good to know they still loved me.
"Did Megatron let you go? Are you here to stay?" my mom asked hoping.
"No," I answered, "I'm just visiting."
"Well you seem to be in one piece," my dad observed, "Megatron hasn't hurt you has he?"
"No, he would never do such a thing. He gives me all the love and care you could ever hope for,"
"So," Damien wondered, "Why did he want you?"
"Well because…because I'm his universe," I blushed.
The three of them laughed. I smiled finally being able to see their happy faces again.
"So basically," my cousin continued, "Megatron, an alien robot, saw you when you were five years old, has watched you ever since, and fell in love."
"Basically," I remarked, "You're right."
"So do you love him?" my dad questioned.
"Um…yeah," I blushed again.
"Does he know?" my father continued.
"And just how are you making your relationship work out with the height difference?" my mom wondered.
"Well," I said dreading to tell this part, "I'm a transformer."
I waited for them to laugh and tell me that wasn't true. I could hear them asking 'if you're a transformer, how are you sitting here as a human?' What they did say though took my by complete surprise.
"Megatron didn't go back on his word," my mom concluded.
"You mean you knew he was going to turn me into a transformer?"
"Well…yeah. Astrid, there are a lot of things we knew and should've told you," my dad said.
"They why didn't you?" I asked a bit angered.
"We didn't want to scare you. Astrid, we're extremely sorry," he explained.
"I guess I can't blame you. You were only trying to protect me and everything did work out in the end. So, I'll forgive you,"
All of them looked relieved and I couldn't help but smile. They still loved me and I couldn't be mad at them.
"So how long is Megatron going to let you stay?" Damien wondered.
"That's the thing," I said trying to look innocent, "Megatron doesn't know I'm here."
Megatron arrived back at his base with his troops. He missed Astrid terribly so he went to her quarters as soon as he got the chance. He knocked on her door.
"Astrid, could I come in?"
When he didn't get a response he assumed she was asleep. Without permission, he entered her quarters. What he saw sent shock running through his circuits. It was actually what he didn't see that shocked him. Astrid was nowhere to be found and on her bed was a note. He picked it up and read it.
"That girl," he sighed, "You can't leave her alone for five minutes."
He sat down on the bed waiting for her to get back.
I watched as the expression on all their faces dropped.
My dad spoke, "Astrid, you might want to leave then."
"Yeah, you're probably right,"
"It was good seeing you again," my mom said hugging me.
"Same here. I'll try to visit you again soon,"
I gave them all hugs and said my goodbyes. Then I walked out the door and to the edge of the ravine where I opened a dimension gate to my quarters and went in. I transformed into robot mode and you could've imagined my surprise when I saw Megatron sitting on my bed.
"About time you got back, c'mere, we need to talk," he remarked motioning to me to sit down next to him, which I did.
"Megatron, I'm sorry, I should've told you I was going to go see my family,"
"Were they happy to see you this time?"
"Really? What changed their minds?"
"You know how the first time I went there and Damien was there? Well it turns out that wasn't really Damien,"
"While I was with Starscream he showed me how he could transform into Damien and he told me that he was the one who was there when I first went home,"
Megatron put an arm around me, "That bastard. I'll kill him for causing you all that pain."
"I'm just glad what he said wasn't true,"
He was silent for a moment then said, "Astrid…you lied to me."
I sighed, "I know."
"Astrid, what if something had happened to you? I wouldn't have know until it was probably too late,"
"I'm sorry sir,"
"Just don't let it happen again,"
"It won't sir, I swear,"
"You better," he said lying down and pulling me down with him.
We lie there facing each other, his arms around my waist. Silently he pulled me closer to him.
"You know," Megatron said suddenly, "I never showed you how close I came to the second cyber key."
"Then be a gentleman and show me,"
"As you wish,"
He kissed me just as there was a knock on the door.
"Ignore it," Megatron whispered continuing to kiss me.
I willingly did as he said. The knocking continued however, and when no one answered the door, the person knocking opened it.
"Sweet Primus!" Thundercracker hollered, "I'd tell you to get a room but it looks like you've already done that."
"What do you want Thundercracker?" I asked.
"Uh, it's not important. I'll be going,"
"Hold on," Megatron remarked.
"Astrid will be relieving you of your guard duty tonight,"
"Sweet, thanks sir,"
Thundercracker left the room and Megatron turned back to me. I frowned at him.
"What? You can't go unpunished for what you just did," he explained.
"If I didn't love you so much I'd hate you right now,"
He smiled, "Who knows? You might just get a visitor during those three hours. Now, where were we?"
"I'll show you,"
And with that the kiss ensued. As we kissed I felt lucky that Megatron had seen me when I was five years old and out of all the other humans he wanted me. He allowed me to find a new home when my old one rejected me. And I hoped that no matter what happened to us that we'd always love each other.
Author's Note: And so ends this fic. I hope everyone enjoyed it.