All has been quiet in Jasper today which was normal for this small town. Jackson Darby or Jack had just finished Work and was on his way home. Arcee had been called on an energon scouting mission so he had been stuck riding his ten speed home today. All seemed to be going well just a normal day right? Wrong Jack had been having this nagging feeling all day, he knew that something was going to happen but he did not know what, but what he knew was that this quite day would not last much longer.

Jack was half way home when he heard the screeching of tires, he turns to see were the noise originated only to be meet with a black van barely missing him and pulling up to block his path.

"What the hell you all most hit me!" Jack was clearly angry and he was not trying to hide it.
"I am so sorry; I did not mean to do that." The man said while getting out of the van.
"Well just be more careful next time." Jack said while trying to calm himself.
"Will do, but before you go I have a question for you."
"What is it?" Jack was trying to hide from the man how annoyed he was but was not succeeding.
"Are you Jack Darby?"
" Yes but how do you know my name?" Jack now curious as to what the man may want.
"Well I am glad that we finally found you Jack because you are a hard man to find."
Jack was now suspicious and a little worried as to what might have happened to have these men looking for him.
"Is everything all right, has something happened? Jack asked in a panicky voice.
"no..no.. nothing has happened yet." The man face had transformed from a nice calm smile to an evil toothy grin.
"What do you mean by tha-." He never got to finish because the man had just hit him on the head with the butt of a gun.
"Wow that was easier than I thought it was going to be." A man said while jumping out of the back of the van.
"Well I'm just glad we did not have to deal with those autobots" Said another man.
"Ok shut up you two and load him up. Silas wants him back at base as soon as possible." Said the man who hit Jack and was now standing over Jack smiling.

Ghosts from the Past

"Jack I'm home…. Jack? Hum…that's odd he should be home by now." (I better call him.) "…This is Jack please leave your name and-"June hangs up. "Something has to be wrong for him not to answer! I better call Arcee and see if she has seen Jack."
"….. Yes Miss Darby how my I help you?" Ratchet said in his normal grumpy voice
"Hello Ratchet my I speak with Jack or Arcee please."
"I am sorry Miss Darby but neither of them are here. "
"Do you know where they are?" June sounding more and more desperate by the second.
Arcee is on an energon scouting mission with the rest of the team, and I have not seen Jack today. Is soothing wrong Miss Darby? Ratchet asked concerned to what might have happened to make June this upset
"I'm not sure. He got off of work a half an hour ago and has not come home yet. I have tried calling him but he won't answer."
"Well that is odd, I will see if I can track his cell phone signature for you Miss Darby."
"Thank you Ratchet."

Ghosts from the Past

"Ratchet we are under heavy fire and need an emergency ground bridge now!"
As soon as Optimus gave the order to Ratchet a bright vortex opened up to reveal their escape
"Everyone threw the ground bridge now and bring as much energon as possible! "Optimus Orders.
Everyone starts running ducking under blasts and jumping over fallen cons while Optimus cover their escape and once everyone is safely threw Optimus follows.

"Is everyone accounted for and are there any injuries? Optimus asks worried for the safety of his men.
"Yes Optimus we are all ok." Bulkhead answers.
"Well at lest we have gotten enough energon to last us a few month!" Bee beeps happily
"Yes we were very fortunate to have amassed this much energon ." Optimus said
"Well I don't know about you guys but I am going to relax for awhile." Arcee said while stretching.
"You might want to hold up one that Arcee."
"And why is that Ratchet? Arcee said annoyed.
"Well Miss Darby called earlier worried about Jack because he never came home from work."
"Wait Jacks Missing? Arcee said in shock.
"I am afraid so." Ratchet said grimly.
"Have you tried tracking his cell phone?" Asked Arcee, she was worried for Jack, over the last month they had become close and lately she had been having these strange feeling when she is around him, she was not sure what they were but all she knew was if anything happened to him she world not know what to do.
"Yes I have and whoever has him has some advanced cloaking devices because I cannot pinpoint his location, all I know is that he is somewhere outside of Jasper."
"Well what are we waiting for lets go find him." Arcee yelled making everyone jump.

Ghosts from the Past

" Scrap! Optimus come in this is Arcee I have not found any trace of Jack have you had any luck?
*No Arcee I have not nor has bumblebee, Bulkhead, or Ratchet* Optimus said grimly
"Optimis I don't like this, it has been three hours since he went missing and I have a feeling something bad is going to happened to him if we don't find him soon."
* We must not jump to conclusions but I fear that our young friend may indeed be in great danger and that it is imperative that we find him quickly*
*everyone I have found Jacks Bike it was just laying in the middle of the street. * Bee announced
"What's that Bee you found Jacks Bike abandoned in the middle of the rode!" Arcee yelled
"That is correct." Bee beeped.
*All autobots converge on Bee's location immediately* Optimis ordered
"Come on Jack please be ok I don't know what I do if I lost you." Arcee begged as she drove off to meet up with the others

Ghosts from the Past

"Uhhh were am I? Ohhh my head it feel like it was hit by a shovel oh wait it was a gun"
"Silas the patient is awake."
"haha Good." Silas walks over to Jack.
"Morning Jack and welcome to HELL."
"Silas! "Jack yells in horror
"Jack you don't look happy to see me." Silas had a wicked smile on his face that sent chills down Jack spine; he knew that he was not going to get out of this unscathed.
"Your not going to get any information out of me Silas, I will not betray the autobots."
"On the contrary Jack I am not looking for information."
"Then what do you want?" He mentally kicked himself for how week his voice just sounded
"Jack you have the privilege of the first human too become a cybertoneon." He gestured to the other side of the room and there laid a dead cybertoneon.
Jack gulped "w-where did you get him a-and who is he?" Jack stuttered out not knowing what else to say.
"Arachnid gave him to us, she said that she had no further use for him , and as for his name she said it was um what was it, oh yes I remember his name was Tailgate!

Ghosts from the Past

"Do you think it was think it was decepticons Ratchet?"
"Highly unlikely Arcee, there is no trace of decepticon activity in this area."
"Well who do you think took Jack?" Bulkhead asked
"There is no possible way of telling, but whoever did this knows what they're doing it was a clean job they left no evidence that points to who where on earth did you find that!"Ratchet said clearly shocked that she found something when he did not.
"It was laying beside his bike, It looks like one of those I-pads, who would leave something like this just laying around"
*hello autobots*
"ah… it's Silas" Miko screams dropping the device.
"Silas what have you done with Jack" Arcee demanded.
*Nothing yet but rest assure the next time you see him he won't be the same."
"Why are you telling us this?" Optimus asked while clearly trying to keep his emotions in check.
*Just to let you know that you have failed you mission in protecting this boy.* He laughed evilly.
"Please don't hurt him you can have me if you please don't hurt him" Arcee begged
*tempting offer but I decline, well I must be off we are about to begin the tests*
Arcee was so mad that the stare that she sent Silas could send the mighty Megatron cowering in fear.
"Silas I swear If you hurt so much as one hair on his head I will-" The transmission was cut before she could finish her threat.
"Scrap! Optimus what are we going to do?" Arcee asked with fear in her voice.
"Ratchet Can you trace the call?"
"Yes but it will take some time."
"Time is something we do not have old friend, but please do the best you can Ratchet and we will keep looking for more clues to his where about while you and Rafael try to find where that call originated. Autobots roll out!"

Ghosts from the Past

"Well that was a nice chat, are we ready to begin the operation?" Silas said while turning to one of his men.
"Yes Silas the patient is ready."
"Good" Silas walks over to Jack who is now hooked up to a machine of some kind.
(Oh man I need to buy some time.) Jack thought to himself after hearing the conversation Silas had with the autobots.
"Jack are you ready to make history?" Silas said smiling
"Uh…. sure but I have a question before we begin." Jack asked nervously.
"What is it? And make it quick." Silas snapped.
Jack gulped "Um… How will you turn me into a transformer when I don't even have a spark?"
" Well it is quite simple Jack; we have a spark waiting for you."
"What!"
"Yes Mr. Darby we have found a way to transfer a human spirit into a spark." Silas laughed
"Were in the world did you get a spark?" Jack yelled in shock
"From a decepticon drone we captured"
Jack could not speak from what he was just told. Silas laughed and turned to one of the men that were with him. "Sedate him"
"Yes Silas."
"No please don't do this Silas; all I want is a normal life." Jack screamed out as he slowly started to go under.
"Your life stopped being normal when you met the autobots Jack. Besides most men would give anything to become what you are you are about to become."
"No…..!" Jack screamed as everything went black.


Well I hope you liked it? Please comment and let me know what you think but please no flames just helpful criticism as this is my first Transformer Fanfic.

Thanks, The last alpha