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A/N – This is my take how Optimus felt after the Chicago battle.
Summary: Optimus' grief hits him so strongly, and someone comes to him in his hour of need.
Friendship/hurt and comfort
Optimus and Carly (not romantic only friendship)
Sometimes mistakes can be corrected
Optimus had stumbled away after the battle was over; still bleeding energon Ratchet was worried about him. Sam had been embracing Carly, when the feisty blonde who had woken up Megatron with her words enough for him to charge in to save Optimus.
"I'll be right back, Sam..." she whispered, as she followed Optimus.
"Alright..." Sam answered.
Carly went after Optimus, he looked odd missing a servo; he really did. Suddenly he collapsed onto his knees energon tears splashing down onto the ground.
"Optimus...?" Carly said softly, as he tried to wipe his tears and gain some sense of allowing her to see him weak like that.
"I am sorry for my show of emotions, Carly; forgive me." Optimus whispered.
"Why, there's no need for that, Optimus; it's normal to show emotion, why should you be any different?" she asked.
Optimus made a sad sound, while his intakes hitched suddenly.
"I am a monster, Megatron asked for a truce and I killed him; Sentinel begged for mercy and I executed him." Optimus cried. "I've become what I have been fighting all these years; I am a monster I should have been put down too." Optimus retorted.
"Optimus, one thing I know since I have met you, and I am a pretty good judge of character and YOU are NO monster. You are proud, and you are compassionate; but you're no monster. Sentinel killed Ironhide; he shot him in the back. He was a monster not you. Sentinel shot him with cosmic rust, so you couldn't bring him back with your Matrix; but if you truly believe Megatron will be different. Give it a whirl, make the difference now, he might fool you." Carly said as she smiled at Optimus.
Optimus smiled sadly, he couldn't bring Ironhide back not with the way he died; but could he bring back Megatron, would he forgive him?
Carly watched as Optimus fought an inner battle, and finally made his decision. He walked toward Megatron's corpse, he got his matrix out opened his brother's chest plates.
"You saved my life, I am returning the favor now..." Optimus replied as he slammed the matrix into Megatron's chest.
There was a hissing sound as his body came back online, wires reconnecting themselves; his face even healing itself from past scars. Carly felt Sam behind her as well as the other Autobots, who knew their leader, was going to bring back his brother. Megatron had come back to save his brother, he took on Sentinel so this was only fitting that Optimus would return the favor. They knew Ironhide could never come back, but maybe just maybe Megatron and Optimus could find each other once more.
Megatron's head reattached, there wasn't anything aside from a mech dying from cosmic rust; that the matrix could do in the hands of a prime.
Megatron looked at Optimus, his optics misted he knew what had happened. Optimus saved him, why he wasn't quite sure; but he did. He would never forget it, and he would make everything up to his brother. He pulled Optimus into his servos, and for the first time in Megatron's life he cried.
"...T...T...Thank you...Optimus..." Megatron cried as some of the NEST soldiers came walking up as well.
"Thank you for coming back for me..." Optimus whispered.
"I am sorry... So sorry for hurting you in the past..." Megatron cried as he held Optimus tighter.
The two brothers were finally together, what broke them apart, had brought them back together always now.