So, late last night while I was trying to sleep, I got thinking that at some point, this story has to end. But, I don't want it to, it's like my child or something. But I mean, I'm 39 chapters in...I started this story when I was in 10th grade. Now I'm a senior in college. That's like, almost five years. But I mean, the ending is still far away, but I need to start planting the seeds for the ending. So, with that in mind, I decided to stop poking around and get things moving. And you'll see how in this chapter. But thank you to everyone who read and reviewed the last chapter, I appreciate it so much!
Chapter 39: Doctor's Orders
Angelique didn't know what to do as she sat down at the table in the kitchen, her mother and father seated across from her, glaring. Even though it was a short ride home from school, it had felt so long. She felt like crying, like exploding, lashing out. She looked up, meeting the angry expressions her parents held.
"Angelique," her father said, deciding to cut right to the chase, "You are to break things off with Megatron immediately."
"He almost killed you!" he shouted.
"If it weren't for him, I'd be dead anyway," she yelled back, "You weren't even here when everything unfolded this past summer. You were off on vacation, rarely checking up on us. At least he was there."
"Angelique, listen to your father," her mother intervened, "We want what is best for you and certainly one of the Autobots would be a much better choice."
"Yeah, too bad Barricade is the only single transformer in the base," Angelique retorted, "Mom, I dated an Autobot. You want to know what he did? He almost killed Megatron when he found out we kissed once. He put Megatron in coma for three days. If he can do that, imagine what he could've done to me."
"If he's an Autobot, I doubt he would have," her father stated, "Look, I've made up my mind whether you like it or not."
"You can't tell me who I can and can't be with! You told Megatron to get with me in the first place, obviously you saw he changed."
"I had no idea that he had nearly killed you at that point in time," her father quipped.
"I'm not breaking up with him."
"Then I will let him know that he is not to see you anymore."
"You can't do that!"
"Do not use that tone with me."
"Do you even care how I feel about him or how he feels about me?"
"Has he ever told you he loves you?" her dad asked.
Angelique didn't say anything, because the answer was no. She averted her gaze, glaring at the kitchen table instead. Seeing the defeated look that went across his daughter's face, Angelique's father went on to say, "If he has not told you, then it is safe for you to leave before he does say anything, though I doubt he ever will."
"And then what? You expect me to go back down into the base every day and have to look at him?"
"You are not to see him anymore. You are not to speak with him. He was fictional to you once and now he is to be fictional to you again."
"Dad, you can't do this to me. You're punishing me for something you arranged. You're being hypocritical and that's not fair."
Her father burned with rage. "Watch it, Angelique," he warned, "I can make things a lot worse than taking you away from Megatron. And do understand that I am doing this for your safety. If the transformers span the globe, you will find one that is better."
"You certainly can't do worse than the leader of the Decepticons," her mother added.
But Angelique had heard enough. "Do your worst," she said, "Disown me. Punish me. Lock me up. I refuse to call myself your daughter, especially since I am no longer of your flesh and blood. And, if that's not good enough, then I dare you to incite Megatron's wrath." And with that, she got up from the table and headed into the base.
Megatron wasn't even sure what to do once he got back to the base and locked himself inside his quarters. He tried to gather his thoughts, but his anger was nearly exploding out of him. He paced the room in effort to keep from lashing out and throwing things. More than anything, he wished that he had lied. His favor with Angelique's parents was completely gone and it would be nearly impossible to earn their trust again.
He thought about killing them. He thought about kidnapping Angelique. Megatron knew with every fiber of his being that her parents would try to end their relationship. They would try to keep Angelique from seeing him, from communicating with him, and he would not have it. He was denied the war, his denied total command over all transformers, but he would not be denied of Angelique. She was given to him to have, and since he could have nothing else, he would bring war if anyone tried to take her away.
His pacing eased; the thought of potential warfare comforted him as he sat down on the edge of his berth. Glancing over, he noticed one of Angelique's shirts tossed loosely onto the end of the berth. As if it were a reflex, he reached over and picked up the garment. He noticed how soft it was beneath his fingertips before he lifted it to his face and inhaled, Angelique's scent overwhelmed his olfactory sensors. In that moment, he wished she was there more than anything.
Megatron set the garment aside and got up from the berth. He knew he had to find Angelique and talk to her. From there, he would decide what to do.
Angelique was so wrapped up in her thoughts that she didn't even notice when Optimus and Aurora came into the hangout. She was too busy trying to figure out what to say to Megatron.
"Angelique!" her sister called, startling her.
The younger sibling looked over and saw Optimus and her sister. A look of utmost contempt went across her face before she said, "Don't talk to me."
Aurora halted her advance, as did Optimus. However, Aurora ignored her sister as she asked, "What happened?"
"You saw," Angelique quipped.
"Look," Aurora remarked, "Give mom and dad some time, things will blow over. Besides, you can't blame them, Megatron did almost kill you. You would be the same way if you were in mom and dad's position."
"Don't you dare side with them! You don't know what they said."
"Whatever they said, they weren't trying to punish you—
"Then tell me why I'm not allowed to see Megatron anymore or ever again. Tell me why I'm not allowed to talk to him. Tell me why I'm only allowed to be with Autobots from now on," Angelique said as tears burned in her eyes.
"It wasn't what you did," Optimus said as gently as he possibly could, "It was what Megatron did."
"But at the same time, if it weren't for him, I wouldn't be alive. Aurora wouldn't be and neither would Joey because we wouldn't have known Autobot and Decepticon programming affected humans in such a way."
"Mom and dad will have to realize that on their own," Aurora remarked, "Until then, you're best doing what they say, you and Megatron both, until he can regain their favor."
"That's easy for you to say. When have you ever had anything taken away from you?"
This time Aurora became angry as she said, "Don't forget what happened when Elita came here."
"At least I was on your side!" Angelique remarked as she got up from the couch, "I told you not to talk to me."
"I'm trying to help you," Aurora stated.
"Get out of my way," Angelique said as she headed for the exit.
"Angelique, it would be best if you calmed down," Optimus spoke.
"Shut up!" she yelled, "This is just as much your fault as it is Megatron's. For once, knock off your self-righteous acts. You're no hero anymore. You're just as misguided as the rest of us here. Now get out of my way!"
But neither of them moved. Angelique growled before drawing back her fist and slamming it into Aurora's eye, causing her to stumble back before falling to the ground unconscious. When Angelique saw what she had done, she stopped, frozen, and could only watch as Optimus went to Aurora's aid. When he couldn't revive her, he lifted her in his arms before looking to Angelique, a glare fixed in his optics. "We were only trying to help," he said before he left.
Angelique looked at her hand, which throbbed from hitting Aurora so hard. She felt paralyzed as she let her shaking hand drop back down to her side, tears falling from her eyes. She had destroyed relations between her and her parents, she had knocked her sister out cold, and she was on the verge of losing Megatron. It was all she could do to keep from collapsing to the floor.
"Damn it," she breathed as she tried in vain to wipe the tears away, "Damn it all." And with that, she left the hangout.
Aurora had the worst headache when she finally came to. She blinked several times as her eyes tried to focus and adjust to the white light above her, but only one of her eyes was responding properly. One of her eyes felt heavier and she couldn't get it to open. When her vision cleared, she saw Optimus seated beside her, a concerned look in his optics. "What happened?" she asked as she sat up. It was then she noticed Red Alert.
"Nothing serious, fortunately," the medic replied, "But your sister seems to pack quite the punch. She gave you a nice looking black eye." And he handed her a mirror.
"Oh man," Aurora said as she looked at her reflection. Her left eye was swollen shut and purple.
"Since your metallic flesh is extremely similar to skin, I would recommend putting ice on it until the swelling goes down," Red Alert advised.
"Just wait until I get my hands on her," Aurora remarked.
Optimus just shook his head, "I will handle that."
"You're going to give her a black eye, too?"
"No, but I will have a word with her. If you would like her to be punished, I would recommend consulting with your parents about that."
"I think my parents have put her through enough for one day."
It was then the doors to the med bay opened and closed. Both Aurora and Optimus looked over to see Megatron standing there, a very displeased look on his face. After observing the look on the Decepticon leader's face, Aurora leaned over to Optimus and whispered, "I don't think we took Megatron's wrath into consideration. If my parents try to take Angelique away, there's no telling what he'll do."
Optimus then looked to Megatron before saying, "Megatron, what brings you here?"
"Though you're the last person I wish to see at the moment, I was hoping that you might know where Angelique is," Megatron replied.
"She was in the rec room the last we saw her," Optimus responded, "That was about an hour ago."
"I've searched the base; I haven't been able to find her."
"Well, mom and dad did tell her she's not allowed to see you anymore," Aurora stated.
Megatron scowled before asking, "What happened to your eye?"
"Angelique wasn't exactly happy to see me," Aurora replied.
"I told her to do what my parents said until you can regain their favor," she explained, "If you have any intention of going against them, you'll never get their favor back. It'll show them you've changed if you listen to them."
"And an apology to them might help as well," Optimus added.
"Clearly both of you have forgotten what happened the last time I followed your advice."
"Why is every single argument inside the med bay?" Red Alert exclaimed, exasperated, "All of you, take this outside!"
And, seeing they didn't have any other options, Optimus, Aurora, and Megatron left the med bay, but stayed in the waiting area to continue their discussion.
Angelique sat outside, disregarding the fact it was below freezing and she didn't have anything to keep her warm. She counted the stars as they came out, hugging herself as the cold cut against her like a razor blade. She tried to think about what to do, about what to say to her parents, to Megatron, to Aurora. She noticed the colder it became, the number she got. She shivered violently, but refused to go back inside. She was too cold to jump in surprise when she suddenly heard jet engines behind her before something transformed and landed.
"Hey! What are you doing out here?" a female voice called.
Angelique barely had the energy to look over her shoulder to see Joey and Starscream approaching her. She didn't say anything as she instead turned her gaze back to the ground before her. She listened as Joey and Starscream sat down either side of her. "Look at you!" Joey exclaimed before taking her coat off and draping it over Angelique's shoulders.
"What are you…d-doing?" Angelique asked through chattering teeth.
"What am I doing? Starscream was taking me on a joy-flight. I think the question is what you doing out here without a coat on? Are you crazy?"
Angelique gave a weak laugh, "I c-came out here b-because I th-thought the c-cold would fr-freeze my tears so I c-couldn't c-cry anymore."
"You know, you're lucky to have parents that care about you, even if you don't like what they say. I wish I had listened to mine more, but it's whatever now. But, let me guess, they want you to break up with Megs?"
She nodded again.
Starscream gave a light chuckle, "You don't break up with Megatron, not unless you have a death wish."
"You speaking from personal experience there, Screamer?" Joey asked.
He shot her a glare before saying, "Watch it."
Joey just smiled before she turned her attention back to Angelique, "What your parents don't know won't kill them. They never come into the base. You can keep your relationship with Megatron without them knowing. You'll just have to keep it under the wraps until Megatron can regain their favor."
"I d-don't want to hide our r-relationship."
"Then prove to your parents how crazy you guys are about each other. I mean, even if you can never get their approval, they're going to get old and die anyway."
Angelique shot her a glare.
"I'm just saying."
The girl sighed, still shivering. Joey wrapped an arm around her before pulling her close in an effort to get her warm. "What do you say we get you back in the base? You're going to get hypothermia if you stay out here much longer."
"I p-punched my sister. I knocked her out."
"Nice one!" Joey exclaimed, "What'd you go and do that for?"
"She made me mad. I didn't want t-to…it just happened."
"Look, you can't let your anger get the best of you. If you—Angelique?"
Angelique had closed her eyes, she had slumped forward slightly. "I'm c-cold," she mumbled.
"Help me get her back into the base," Joey remarked as she looked to Starscream. The Decepticon second in command proceeded to lift Angelique in his arms before following Joey into the base.
"I'm tired," Angelique mumbled.
"Well, don't fall asleep," Joey replied, "We're taking you to the med bay. Or a sauna, whichever is warmer."
"There is the hot tub in the rec room," Starscream suggested, "I'd recommend it, she's nearly frozen."
"That's what we're going to find out," Joey said.
"Megatron, we're not trying to tell you what to do, we're only recommending that you don't permanently destroy whatever chances you may have at regaining the favor of Angelique's parents," Optimus said.
"I don't wish to discuss this," Megatron seethed, clearly angry, "I only want your help finding her so that I may speak with her."
"She's probably up at the house," Aurora said, "I'll call her."
"No need for that."
Everyone looked to see Joey come in the waiting area. Starscream came in behind her, carrying Angelique in his arms. Alarm flashed through Megatron's optics as he asked, "What happened?"
"She's a little down in the dumps," Joey replied, "She thought it would be wise to go outside without a coat on."
Megatron took Angelique from Starscream and immediately felt how cold she was and how much she was shivering. He didn't say anything as he turned and went inside the med bay. Joey watched after him for a moment before looking to Aurora and saying, "Nice eye."
"Yeah, it feels pretty nice," Aurora replied sarcastically.
"If it makes you feel better, I talked to Angelique. Try not to be so hard on her. She's already taking this out on herself."
Aurora sighed, "I think its best we let Megatron and Angelique figure this out on their own. Whatever happens from this point happens."
"Things will blow over," Joey said.
"I sure hope so."
"She'll be alright," Red Alert said as he examined Angelique, "She's just got a mild case of hypothermia. Warm her gradually; too much heat at once will be painful to her."
"What's the best way to warm her?"
"I'd start with blankets and heaters, then as she gets more strength, probably physical activity," Red Alert said and then he glanced between the two before he leaned in and whispered to the Decepticon leader, "Like sexual intercourse. But I don't know where you and Angelique are in your relationship."
Megatron's optics widened. Though he was reluctant to take any Autobots advice, this advice he didn't exactly want to ignore. However, he wasn't sure if now was the best time to initiate a sexual relationship with Angelique considering how things were between him and her parents.
"What did you say?" Angelique asked as she observed Megatron's reaction.
"Oh, nothing," Red Alert replied, "You're all set to go."
"Good," Megatron mused as he looked to Angelique, "You and I need to talk."
A worried look spread across her face as she followed Megatron out of the med bay. However, she stopped when she saw the others outside, talking. She ignored their conversation though as her eyes instead fell on her sister. Aurora met her gaze with the one good eye she had and Angelique sighed before saying, "Sorry about your eye. You can deck me one if you want."
"Trust me, I want to," Aurora replied, "But I won't because I think it would hurt me more than it would you."
Angelique blinked back a few tears before saying, "Thanks."
"Oh, come here," Aurora stated.
And Angelique stepped forward, allowing her sister to swallow her in a hug as she cried. "Will you talk to mom and dad?" Angelique asked through tears, "You're their favorite. They'll listen to you."
"You're dad's little girl, he'll be difficult to reason with, but yes, I'll see what I can do."
"Just wait until your eye is better."
Aurora gave a light laugh, "Why, so they don't punish you for that?"
"You know me."
"Things are going to be okay, I promise. Now go get warmed up, you're still shivering."
Angelique nodded before going back to Megatron's side. He wrapped an arm around her before leading her away.
Joey watched them go before looking back to Aurora, "You really think things are going to be okay?"
"Maybe not immediately," Aurora said, "But hopefully soon."
Angelique didn't want to admit that she was worried sick as she followed Megatron inside his quarters, the door closing on its own behind her. However, rather than immediately talking, he pulled a blanket off the bed before wrapping her in it. He then took her in his arms before he carried her over to one of the heating vents and sat next to it with her. He turned it on before pulling her onto his lap and holding her tightly.
He pressed his lips against the exposed flesh on her neck before he said, "You are still very foolish."
"You're just as much of a fool for caring about me."
He smiled, but his smile didn't last long. "What did your parents say?" he asked.
"I'm not allowed to see you anymore. I'm supposed to break things off with you and never speak to you again."
"And the punishment if you don't?"
"My father only threatened to make things a lot worse if I didn't," she explained, "I told them to disown me. I told them that I won't call myself their daughter anymore since I'm no longer of their flesh and blood."
"You are more my creation now than you are theirs."
"I dared them to make you mad."
He gave a light chuckle as he let his optics go offline, "You do have some wits about you, I see."
"My dad wanted to know if you ever said you loved me."
Megatron's optics flared. "Does he think words are proof? Words are merely words!" he exclaimed angrily.
"Then what's going to happen?"
"You're not going anywhere. I will end both of our lives before you can leave."
"I don't think murder-suicide is the best option."
"I could kill your parents."
"A double homicide wouldn't be good either."
"I refuse to do as they wish, even if it destroys me relations with them forever. They are human, they will die one day. Your father gave me permission to have you and since I can have nothing else, have you I will."
"So, we'll ignore them?"
"Their word is not strong enough to break our bond. I will speak with your parents, though I doubt anything will come of that."
"You convinced my father once; maybe you can do it again."
Megatron didn't say anything; instead he ran his fingers through the soft locks of her hair. After a while, Angelique's shivering subsided and she began to relax. "What did Red Alert whisper to you in the med bay?" she asked.
"He recommended sexual intercourse for a physical activity. Since he is a doctor, his advice should be considered at least."
"Then I'll consider it."
Megatron grinned before kissing the top of her head. He then helped her to her feet before removing the blanket from her. Angelique was shocked when songs suddenly began pouring out of his radio before he took her in his arms, kissing her as he led her in a slow dance around his quarters. He played Lost in You by Three Days Grace, My Immortal by Evanescence, and Why by Secondhand Serenade before Angelique finally asked, "Megatron, what's gotten into you?"
He smiled. "I'm trying to be romantic," he replied gently, "I know you like these songs, though they may not be the most passionate."
She blushed, unable to hide her smile. He leaned in slowly, kissing her again as they gently twirled around the room. This was all Angelique had wanted from, something romantic to show he cared. If he knew the music she liked and took the time to listen to it, then it showed he thought of her. She hadn't even registered they had stopped moving or that the music had stopped playing until Megatron gently broke the kiss.
"I promised that you didn't need to be afraid anymore," he said.
"You've proven yourself."
"There is a spark between us, a spark that I wish to ignite into a blazing inferno, should you let me."
"You can have me."
Excitement twinkled through his optics. "Say it again," he said, "Say it again so I can know."
"You can have me."
He guided her over to the berth, kissing her and breathing how beautiful she was as he carefully removed her clothes. He lifted her onto the berth before he positioned himself over her, kissing her deeply as he did so. He felt ripples of ecstasy course through him as Angelique's hands roamed over his most delicate sensors.
He let his hands and lips wander where they had never been. He teased her nipples, eliciting beautiful gasps and moans from her. A hand dipped between her legs and he teased a bundle of sensors just outside her valve. She gasped, writhing beneath him, her fingertips clawing into his back. He chuckled lightly before kissing her. However, he wasn't expecting her hand to suddenly drop down to his panel and gently brush against it, eliciting a moan from him.
"My, eager are we?" he asked.
"It sounded like you liked it," she replied.
Since she had surprised him, Megatron decided to surprise her. He inserted a finger inside of her, his panel heating up at the feeling. He teased her until she was nearly soaking his berth. He removed his hand from between her legs before he retracted his panel, revealing his fully erect spike. He spread her legs farther apart before saying, "This will hurt, but I'm sure you've heard all the horror stories."
She smiled softly, "I have."
"It won't hurt long," he said before leaning down and kissing her.
Angelique felt as he kissed down to her neck. Before she could register what happened, Megatron repositioned his hips before gently yet firmly thrusting them forward, simultaneously biting her neck to distract her from the pain of him breaking her seal.
Tears filled her eyes as his spike filled her, stretching her valve painfully. "Megatron…" she whimpered.
He wiped her tears, feathering kisses over her as he breathed, "I won't go any farther until you're ready. I promise, it won't hurt any worse than this."
"Says you," she replied, "You try taking a blunt object up your aft."
He chuckled, "No thank you."
She sighed as he kissed her. As he kissed her, he felt her muscle cables slowly relax. Gently, he pulled back a bit before slowly thrusting his hips forward again. He repeated the motion a few more times, and when Angelique didn't complain, he began to thrust a little harder and deeper.
"Primus," he breathed as he closed his optics, "You feel amazing."
Angelique felt a slight blush go across her face as she watched him. He held her hips tightly as he continued to thrust, his entire frame radiating with pleasure. She moaned as he suddenly sent a burst of electricity into her, causing the knot that was building in her abdomen to grow. He quickened his pace, but he didn't want to rush this.
He leaned down and kissed her yet again, thrusting as he did so. She clung to him tightly, never wanting to let him go. "I love you," she breathed between kisses.
"And I…the same," he panted.
He felt her valve tighten around him, making it harder to thrust, but the friction felt so good. He knew that she was close. He nipped her neck, listening as her breathing staggered. He grinned as he purred against her neck, "Give into me, my sweet."
He kissed her as she succumbed to his pleasure. However, she was unable to kiss back as she surrendered her body to him. He let a groan pass his lips as her valve convulsed around his spike. And, after a few more deep, hard thrusts, his body went rigid as his essence spilled inside of her.
After a few moments, he fell onto the berth beside her. He took her in his arms and held her tightly against him as his systems worked to cool him. "Warm?" he asked, kissing her forehead.
She gave a soft smile, "Very."
He chuckled softly as he let his fingertips glide along the gentle curves of her body. He wanted her again. He wanted her as many times as he could possibly take her. She was his, she was beautiful, and she was his.
"Never forget you are mine," he said.
"Forever, Angelique. You are mine forever."
She pressed her lips to his in an effort to reassure him. Megatron accepted the kiss as he positioned himself on top of her, letting the kiss linger on longer than it needed to.
It was going to be a long night.
Well, I want to say something profound, but whatever I had left my brain and went back to heaven. So, I hope you enjoyed the chapter. Please review!