Smugglers 3: The Beginning Is The End

Prologue: First Meetings

On the planet Bionic at a small outdoor café, sitting at a table sipping energon was a big, green mech. His name was Bulkhead and he hailed from a small energon farm on Cybertron. Recently graduated from the Autobot Academy as a space bridge technician, he had been assigned to Bionic as their space bridge wasn't working and no one had been able to figure out why. Bulkhead didn't know what they expected him to do but here he was.

Taking another sip of energon Bulkhead was brought out of his reverie by the sound of shouting and weapons fire. Startled, he turned and his optics widened in shock. A bright yellow minibot with black stripes ran past him, then turned around and ran back. Grabbing Bulkhead's energon from the startled green mech he downed it, then said, "Thanks," and disappeared down the street. Seconds later three police bots appeared.

"Did you see a yellow minibot bot go this way?" one of them demanded.

Optics wide, Bulkhead nodded, pointing towards a side street. The police bots nodded in thanks then went the way he had indicated. Bulkhead watched them go and decided that perhaps it would best if he vacated the premises before the police bots discovered that he had sent them on a wild goose chase.

By the next day Bulkhead had stopped worrying that he was going to get arrested and had almost completely forgotten about the events of the day before. Almost.

"Hey," a voice said from behind him.

Startled, Bulkhead turned to see the minibot from yesterday standing behind him. Bulkhead was so shocked that he dropped the box of spare parts for the space bridge that he had been in the middle of loading on the ship. "Ouch!" he yelped as the box landed on his pede, causing him to hop up and down on one pede as he tried to stop his other one from hurting.

The minibot chuckled in amusement. "You're a little clumsy, aren't you?" he asked.

"Just a little," Bulkhead admitted.

The yellow bot winced as Bulkhead crashed into a stack of boxes, knocking them and himself over. "I'd say a lot, actually." He walked over to Bulkhead and looked down at him. "Why'd you lie yesterday?" he asked curiously.

"I don't know," Bulkhead said, deciding that honesty would probably be the best thing.

The minibot nodded in understanding then said, "Well thanks anyway." He extended a servo to Bulkhead. "My name's Bumblebee by the way."

Bulkhead looked at the servo then at Bumblebee and back again. "Bulkhead," he answered, taking hold of the servo.

Bumblebee grinned widely. "You know, Bulkhead, this could be the start of a beautiful friendship."

Looking at the grin made Bulkhead feel slightly uneasy but at the same time he also felt excitement beginning to flow through his energon lines. "Maybe," he agreed. "Just maybe."

A/N: I'm sorry that this chapter is so short but I promise that the next chapter will be longer. If any of you were planning to write a Bumblebee/Bulkhead origins story you are welcome to just ignore this chapter.

A/N/N: 3 reviews for this chapter and I will post the next chapter tomorrow, I promise.