3/17/12: Separate Paths
"So…this is goodbye, huh?" Bumblebee asked hesitantly. He glanced at the Space Bridge before returning his gaze to Sari. She and Bulkhead were going to Cybertron and had decided to stay at the energon farm. Bulkhead heard of recent Decepticon attacks on energon farms, so he wanted to help protect his family. Sari wanted to learn more about her origins, a search that took her far away from Earth. Bumblebee would stay behind with Optimus, Jazz, Ratchet, and…and…
"Don't worry Bee, I'll come visit," Sari reassured. Hugging him, she added, "I promise."
And then she was gone in a flash.
3/18/12: Flash of Lightening
Perhaps ordering Bumblebee to take a patrol shift during a thunderstorm wasn't the best idea. In his defense, Optimus didn't realize that the light drizzle would progress into a thunderstorm when Bumblebee left the base. But now, all he could do was worry for the kid.
In the storm, Bumblebee thought he detected another spark signature in the area. He transformed in the park, walking around to gain a stronger signal. During that time, a bolt of lightning struck the youngling…sending an electric current through a horn and straight to his processor. Primus only knew how much damage was done.
3/19/12: The Nightmare Ends
Despite the mounting odds against him, Bumblebee managed to recover from his counterpart's attack. The stab wound nicked his spark, allowing Ratchet no room for error. When Bumblebee came back online, the base breathed a sigh of relief. Even so, it was going to take some time and positive reinforcement to help Bee mentally. He still jumped when Optimus came by, when Professor Sumdac talked to him, or when Sari transformed. However, Bumblebee found something-or rather someone-to laugh at. Whenever they saw Fanzone, he would burst into uncontrollable giggles. All they could decipher as their answer was "I love machines!"
3/20/12: The Trope
"This is NOT cool!" Bumblebee shouted at the monitor, "Why'd they have to go and do that! C'mon, that name was perfect…it was my name!"
"Bumblebee, what's the big deal? It's the middle of-actually, it's already tomorrow…or today," Sari said sleepily, gazing at the clock's bright red reading of 2:00 AM. Without hesitation, Bumblebee pointed to the computer screen.
"They changed the name!"
"The name of what? What are you talking about?"
"On this website called TVTropes, there was something called The Bumblebee and they changed it to The KidAppeal Character!"
"…I woke up for that? I'm going to bed."
He'd never had a height problem before, minus freaking out over everyone calling him short. Even so, that was a different height. His height didn't bother him anymore. Humans were small, so who really gives a frag?
No, his processor managed to develop a strange fear of heights. Ever since he was a youngling, he loved to climb up the tallest rooftop and scout over Iacon. Curious optics would lock on to vehicle after vehicle, sparking the notion of what his alt.-mode would look like.
He had fond memories of tall places…until a Decepticon sent him hurtling through Earth's atmosphere.
As Bumblebee's optics scoured the mass gathering of Autobots, he couldn't help but feel disgust and anxiety. They were cheering for the successful capture of Megatron instead of mourning their fallen comrade. Perhaps it was the circumstances, happiness over mourning. Regardless, did Megatron's imprisonment make Autobots happy? Did conquering the Decepticons provoke joy? Was fighting their own species a form of entertainment?
It was then that Bumblebee knew and understood the truth. What if the Decepticons were the true victims? They had been expelled from Cybertron's current government, so where were their rights?
Bumblebee understood: they could never have peace.
3/23/12: Lost Signal
"Guys…can anyone hear me? Hello?" His vents cycled faster as his servo clung to the wall of the cave. "I need help and there's not much time." Pistons and gears strained under the constant pressure. It felt like his servo was going to pop out of its socket joint at any moment now. "Please, can anyone hear me?!" Shouts echoed off of the rock walls, creating an eerie cacophony of desperation. His digits were beginning to slip. "Please, anyone, I need help!" Static was his only reply.
Bumblebee let the servo at his helm drop. Nobody was coming for him.
A/N: Alright, time to do some serious catch up. It's on! :)
3/17/12: In Season 4, Sari and Bulkhead were supposed to go to Cybertron. Bee would have been completely crushed. First Prowl fragging dies and then his two best (and, to an extent, only) friends leave. Now that is spark-breaking.
3/18/12: Finally, something new popped into my head!
3/19/12: SG storyline is DONE! Yeah, Derrick J. Wyatt said that one of the reasons he wanted to do an SG episode was so he could hear Fanzone shout "I love machines!" :D
3/20/12: They changed The Bumblebee to The Kid-Appeal Character on TVTropes. I miss the former name…
3/21/12: Dunno where it came from…
3/22/12: Yikes...but we all know it's true. We love Transformers too much to let their war end.
3/23/12: DOTM score inspired! Steve Jablonsky is such ear-candy. :3