Yeah, so, I guess I lied about having more chapters, I'd forgotten that there were only 12 chapters in rotf...sorry XD Anyway, this is the conclusion to our epic story...for now...
Sam climbed off Optimus as he slowly started to get up. The parachute flew off of Optimus.
"Boy, you returned for me," Optimus said to Sam.
Even if she'd wanted to stop, the smile on Rachel's face wasn't going to move.
"A living Prime!" Rachel heard Jetfire exclaim from where he had fallen earlier. "I don't believe it!"
Suddenly an odd noise came from above them. Rachel looked up, Ironhide had noticed too, he was aiming his cannons at the sky, looking unsure where to fire. Then the sound came again and something blasted right next to Optimus, throwing him down before he could even get up. Rachel ducked down on the ground, covering her head with her good arm.
"My Matrix," she heard a voice say.
When she looked up the Fallen was standing over Optimus, the Matrix floating into his hand. He forced Optimus down under his foot and teleported away. Rachel raised herself up again.
"Get up! Get up! Get up! Get up!" Sam told Optimus.
"Get up, Prime!" Ironhide called getting up himself.
The rest of the Autobots rose to their feet, all except Optimus. Optimus seemed to weak to get up. He came to position much similar to Rachel's, using his arm to push himself up.
"He's turning on the machine! You gotta stop him! Get up! Optimus!" Sam yelled to Optimus.
Rachel started to panic, try as he might, Optimus couldn't get up, he was too weak.
And if he's too weak to even get up, then we're screwed, he won't be able to defeat the Fallen like this, Rachel thought.
She still disagreed with Sam yelling at Optimus, though, it wasn't his fault.
"Enemy target, top of pyramid. Engage! Engage! Engage!" Rachel heard Epps say into his radio.
The soldiers still able to fight ran, and the tanks started aiming and shooting for the pyramid. Rachel's attention turned to Jetfire, who had limped over to them.
"All my Decepticon life, I've never done a thing worth doing until now," he said with a hint of self-amusement. "Optimus, take my parts and you will have a power you've never known."
Optimus seemed to know what he was implying, and inclined his head, eyes fixed on Jetfire. Rachel had no clue what was going on, and judging by the looks on everyone else's faces, neither did they. Only the Autobots seemed to know, Ratchet walked closer to Optimus and Jetfire, seeming to know something.
"Fulfill your destiny," Jetfire said pulling something from his chest.
Immediately, Jetfire collapsed to the ground. Rachel looked curiously at the orb-like object in his hand, and only one conclusion came to her: his spark.
Ratchet came up on the other side of Jetfire.
"Jolt! Electrify!" Ratchet said to the blue Autobot.
Jolt shot a metal wire-like cord at Optimus from one hand, and another at Jetfire from his other hand.
"Transplant those afterburners," Ratchet commanded.
Electricity sparked from Jetfire and Optimus, racing through the two cords, passing through Jolt harmlessly. Suddenly, the parts forming Jetfire flew through the air at Optimus. They hit him, transforming into a part of him. The parts covered Optimus' regular body, forming a sort-of armor. It was hard for Rachel's already blurry mind to process what was going on. The wings and engine's from Jetfire attached onto Optimus' back and a gun formed over his arm. By the time all of the parts had covered Optimus, he was standing.
"Let's roll," Optimus said shooting off from the ground.
Rachel smiled as Optimus flew toward the pyramid with his new parts.
"Fire mission on the pyramids!" Lennox yelled running with the rest of the soldiers.
Rachel watched as military jets flew toward the pyramid, but she also saw rocks floating in mid-air around the top, one jet flew into a rock, exploding. The other two passed on the other side. Then she saw Optimus fly to the top of the pyramid, he tackled one of the Decepticons off at the top. As he was falling off the other side, he shot the sun-destroying machine, making it explode. Optimus and one of the Decepticons tumbled down the side of the pyramid, the other Decepticon -who may or may not have been Megatron- tumbled down the other side. Rachel lost sight of them soon after.
Minutes that -with Rachel's ever rising anxiety- seemed like an hour passed before she saw Optimus walk out from behind a gigantic Sphinx statue. He dropped the parts he had acquired from Jetfire and stood there, watching.
He was obviously victorious, then, Rachel thought, not seeing Megatron or the Fallen anywhere.
She couldn't be sure though, until Optimus came back. Sam and Mikaela held each other in a hug not far away from Rachel. Rachel smiled, everything had turned out alright, the machine and -she could only guess- the Fallen had been destroyed, Optimus and Sam were both alive, and things couldn't have been more right. For a second, Rachel enjoyed a warm feeling coursing through her as relief hit her, and then it ended. All of a sudden she felt dizzy. A large gash on the front of her thigh -that she had ignored before- started to bleed profoundly, darkening her near-shredded jeans. She looked down at her leg in horror, a small course in anatomy in her heath class made this moment horrifying, she knew what was going to happen.
"Oh, shit," she muttered.
"Ratchet!" Rachel called feebly her energy already sapping.
The medical officer had already been walking to her, she knew he had probably already noticed before she had.
"Rachel!" Ratchet said alarmed as Rachel slumped backward.
"Ratchet..." Rachel said but it came as a whisper.
Rachel fell on her back, her eyesight blurring. Her eyelids started to close and everything went black.
Rachel felt odd, she couldn't feel her body, not even her broken arm, but her mind raced.
Is this what Sam and Optimus felt like? she wondered. Your body separated from your mind.
Am I seriously dead? Oh, God, I hope I am because if I wake up Ironhide's going to kill me anyway for scaring him to death. I really don't want that, she thought jokingly.
Please don't let me be dead, not after this. Too much is like it's supposed to be again, I don't want to ruin it. Please, I've already lost one friend -briefly- today, I don't want to lose them all.
She concentrated hardly on that thought. She had to be alive, she had to be. She thought this to herself over and over.
Rachel's eyes snapped open, and she gasped, her body jerking. Pain shot up her left arm and up her leg, pain she gladly welcomed. The second thing she realized is she was lying on a bed.
A bed? How the-?
She looked around, her thoughts stopping as her eyes fell on Ratchet. They were in a gigantic tent, and Rachel was surrounded by other beds filled with soldiers injured in the battle. It then hit her, she was in a makeshift hospital for the people injured in the battle.
Duh, she mocked herself.
"Rachel," Ratchet said.
The tent was also big enough for him to fit, surprisingly. Rachel smiled.
"What'd I miss?" she asked.
"Rachel, you nearly died," Ratchet said.
"Yeah, I thought so, how did you know that I was injured before I did?"
"I could smell the blood."
"Out of the others that were also bleeding?"
He amazed Rachel, and she was glad that he had known.
"Did you?" Rachel asked motioning to the white bandage wrapped tightly around her leg.
"No, I did not. Those soldiers did stitch you up, no need to worry," Ratchet said. "They are very good at their jobs."
"Yes, but not as good as you," Rachel said noticing her left arm was in a cast.
Ratchet smiled, Rachel knew he would never admit it, he was too humble.
"Ironhide was worried about you, very worried, it took Optimus coming over here for him to stay away," Ratchet said with a bit of amusement.
Rachel laughed, "As was expected?"
"Yes, I knew he'd be worried about you."
"Where is he, by the way, because I know he won't be far away," Rachel said.
Ratchet motioned to her to get up. Rachel swung her legs over the side of the bed cautiously and followed Ratchet to the entrance of the tent. As soon as Rachel stepped foot outside the tent she was picked up from the ground.
"Ironhide, careful," Ratchet scolded.
Rachel laughed, a smile spreading across her face.
"I wasn't going to hurt her, Ratchet," Ironhide said.
"Ironhide," Rachel laughed.
"You scared me, Rachel," Ironhide said.
"Payback," Rachel chimed.
"We're still on that?" Ironhide said.
"Well, now we're even, so, no," Rachel said.
"You look horrible," Ironhide said looking at her torn and dirty clothing .
"We just went through a war, for God sakes!" Rachel exclaimed, some what amused. "Now, put me down."
"No," Ironhide said.
"Down! Now!" Rachel demanded.
"Ironhide, she needs to go, put her down," Ratchet said.
"Fine," Ironhide huffed.
He put Rachel down, and she turned to face him.
"I'll be fine, I promise," Rachel said.
"I'll take care of her, Ironhide," Ratchet said.
"Good," Ironhide said walking away.
Rachel laughed, following Ratchet back inside the makeshift hospital.
That night Rachel was released from the makeshift hospital. She walked out, and walked out to the edge of the tents, looking at the desert. For a few minutes she took in the beautiful landscape. So much had changed since she had first met the Autobots. They had changed her once-boring life into something better. Sometimes bad things, horrible things, did happen, but Rachel wanted to focus on the positive for now. Optimus and Sam were both alive after everyone -including herself- thought they wouldn't be. The world seemed right again, but now Rachel knew it wouldn't last, it couldn't.
But for now it is, she thought.
Rachel heard something behind her, she turned. She looked up at the Autobot leader.
"Hello, Optimus," Rachel smiled.
"Hello, Rachel," Optimus said.
Rachel looked up at him, smiling, "I'm really glad you're okay."
"I'm glad to see you're all right, too, Ratchet told me what happened," Optimus replied.
Rachel sighed, "Yeah, thanks."
Rachel looked out across the desert. Optimus stood silent behind her, she had a feeling he was also looking at the desert. After few minutes Rachel finally couldn't take it any longer.
"I'm sorry," Rachel said, keeping her gaze fixed on the desert.
"For what?" Optimus asked.
"I can't help but feel...what happened was my fault," Rachel said, unsure of how to put it.
Even with her odd wording, Optimus understood what she meant, "Rachel, the fault was my own, not yours or anyone else's."
Rachel was silent for a minute.
"Thanks," she sighed, "I needed to hear that."
After hearing from Optimus it wasn't her fault, she felt a little less like it was her fault.
Optimus nodded, "Go, rest, tomorrow we are leaving."
Rachel smiled, "Good night, then," she said walking away.
The next morning they -humans and Autobots- all had boarded an aircraft carrier and were heading back to the U.S. Rachel watched as Optimus walked up to Sam who was looking out over the ocean. Rachel stood in front of Mikaela and Leo, who stood together behind her.
"Thank you, Sam, for saving my life," Optimus said his words carrying in the wind.
"You're welcome, thank you for believing in me," Sam replied.
Rachel smiled as Optimus stood beside Sam, facing the ocean with his hands on his hips. Everything was how it should be, in Rachel's view, and to her it didn't matter how long it lasted it was worth it to enjoy the present and not worry about the future, for now.
Yaaaay its over, right? Lol, yeaaaah so Rachel almost dies(shocker? not really) and everything is balanced again for now. The twins -center of controversy- were initially pulled from the end of this movie and DotM :( Apparently they were "racist", "offensive", "rude", etc. personally I don't really see what was wrong with them, I thought they were pretty funny and brought a light side to dark parts of the movie, but hey thats my opinion, Mr. Bay didn't think so either, but they were eventually removed. I am a good 9 chapters into DotM and am a little more than half-way into the movie, so I'll be uploading the first chapter tonight or tomorrow. See you!