A few minutes after the Decepticons entered their ground-bridge, Optimus and Bumblebee returned to their base. It was there that Arcee was waiting for them.
All the Autobots were aware that Megatron and Starscream were bonded mates and were expecting a sparkling by now. No doubt Arcee wanted to talk to her leader about his decision to help Megatron retrieve his mate.
She spoke before she was acknowledged. "I don't think it was a good idea rescuing Starscream MECH, Optimus."
The Autobot leader shook his head before answering. "You are well aware of what those humans would've done to him, Arcee. And it wasn't only Starscream's life at risk. His sparkling was in danger as well. As far as I'm concerned, no one deserves to die by dissection."
"I understand that Optimus. But it seems to me that the cons far out way the pros. Yes, you helped saved two lives. But now Megatron has his second-in-command back. And on top of that, he has an heir on the way. He could raise that sparkling to take over the Decepticons and continue the war after he's gone. You may have given Megatron a way to win."
Optimus sighed. "I understand where you are coming from Arcee. But if someone like Megatron can find it in his spark to love…Then there's hope that this war could end with peace."
Arcee stared into her leader's optics, understanding his reasoning. "I hope you're right Optimus," she stated before going about her business.
Look what happens when you aren't loaded down with work! You get a jumpstart on some projects. This is the end of Found, the third part of the Caring series. Part four, Confessions, will be up next weekend. Until then, enjoy this story. :)