[This fanfiction was inspired by Jazzthetiger and the amazing comic they have posted on . This Fic takes place when a newly transformed Bumblebee had just escaped from Blackaracnidia's lab and is flying back towards the city.]
The force of the impact had disoriented him somewhat, but still he kept going. His flight path swerved from side to side from both dizziness and the small bits of glass that were shifting around in his new fur and around the base of his new wings. Yet he ignored all of this as he kept pushing him new body further and further over the canopy of the trees as he gained more and more lift. His antenna twitched with the smell of pines and grass changing to the smell of open water and cool crisp air. However, despite how pleasing the scents were in comparison to the damp, choking smell of the hidden laboratory he had just escaped from, he couldn't get past the adrenaline rush that fueled his flight response.
Escape was all he could think of. He had to flee! He had to get as far away as he can before that giant green techno-organic nightmare came after him. He ignored the growing ache that had begun to form from beating his new wings so hard, yet didn't dare to slow down let alone stop to rest as he flew over open water and past the many buildings below him. He had to get to safety. Yet, as he made his way towards the safety of the base, his optics had caught four specific headlights traveling down an empty highway. He soon recognized them as the Autobots and saw that they were going down the exact highway he was patrolling before Waspinator had ran him off the road to capture him. At the sight of his team rolling down the exit, Bumblebee switched back to his biped mode in mid-air and followed them. Called out to them… Only to discover that there was no sound coming out of his vocal synthesizer. The only sound his had been able to make was the buzzing of his wings. He was mute!
The newly formed techno-organic just couldn't believe his misfortune as the shock and disappointment of it all finally had him landing on a random roof. Once there, Bumblebee felt at his neck in great concern. He couldn't talk… How will he ever explain to his team what had happened to him? Yet as he thought these thoughts, his line of sight fell on his servos. His digits were no longer blocky, but sharp and smooth. His arms guards were more slender with barbs lining the top. Beyond that, he could see the new curve shape of his legs and if he looked to his left, he could see the shape of his shadow in the moonlight. He couldn't show himself to his team looking that this. They'd never recognized him! Worse, if they did recognized him, they might called the Elite Guard and he'd be made into a science experiment! He'd be locked away, alone, and more likely be dismantled for study. After what had happened on Dinobot Island, there was no way he was going to go through that again. Yet he couldn't stay out here in the open, and he dare not hide back on the island with his tormentors stationed there. Where in the world could a techno-organic hide in…
It was then that Bumblebee had gotten an idea. There was a place he could go to. A safe and secure place where he'd surely be welcomed and would find some help. With that in mind he quickly buzzed off towards his only chosen sanctuary. Sumdac Towers. He just hoped he wouldn't frighten Sari too much. She was his only hope.
Ever since she had her sudden growth spurt, Sari Sumdac had been practicing her ninja fighting techniques with vigor in her room. With her new upgraded techno-organic body, she had a much better equilibrium and more precise aiming and was more than willing to try it out. She had even been incorporating her new energon sabers into her lessons, as well as her hammer and booster. Next time she found herself in a fight with the Decepticons, she'll run circles around them! She had been so engrossed in what she was doing that she almost didn't hear something buzzing near her window.
It was very low and slightly muffled, but she definitely heard a "Bzzzt!" coming through the glass of her balcony window.
"Hmm?" The young red-head had turned towards the sound that seemed to be coming from her balcony. Yet she hadn't been able to see anything there.
That time, her attention was brought down lower and found the yellow helm of her friend peering up at her from around the corner of her window. "Bumblebee?" Happy to see her friend over for a nightly visit, the teen raced over to over the window and stepped right outside without a pause. That is, until she got a good look at her best friend when her sudden action startled him into standing and backing away. "Wha-?" Although he was still hunched over, his height was far larger than she remembered and the shape of his body was all wrong. It was too long, too tall, too… curvy? "What happened to you? You're-!" The way the transformed minibot flinched at her unfinished sentence had her words frozen in her throat. This must have happened recently and he was already freaked out by it. One careless word could cross the line and send him running off. She tried to think of something to say when, in the dim moonlight, she could just make out what looked like fur covering parts of his form. "You're… Fuzzy!"
The statement had taken the frighten look off of his faceplate and replaced it with a curious look. What does 'fuzzy' mean? It definitely distracted him from his distressed thought process and had him studying his new body, particularly the 'fluffy' stuff on his chest. He supposes it was rather… softer looking. Suddenly his newly acquired antenna twitched involuntarily as they picked up a distant sound and smell. His facial expression turned to one of realization and fear.
Fear, that Sari could see very clearly in his bright optics. "What's wrong?" The sudden paranoia had him looking around in the dark and had her looking as well. "Is something out there?" Without a verbal response, the larger techno-organic fell on all fours and half tackled her into her room. "Whoa!" The bug transformer crawled on three limbs while holding his companion close. He scurried towards and behind the bed, crouching down as low as possible in an attempt to hide. "Bumblebee…" She could literally feel his new body shivering and could hear suppressed buzzing of which was more likely the closest thing the changed Autobot could make to distressed whimpering. "I never seen you so scared before." She stated as her friend stared intensely for a sign of whatever it was that set him on edge. "What happened?"
The teen had asked as she placed her hands on him and tried to analyze exactly what was running through the ex-minibot's systems as he squirmed in his spot and buzzed in short rapid session. Oddly enough it was taking longer than usual and she closed her eyes in order to concentrate harder. However, to her surprise, her new found insight into machines, for once, proved unsuccessful in its task. Oh, she could feel energy and circuitry under her palms, but other than that she couldn't read anything at all. What in the world did this to her dear friend? More importantly, was there a way to reverse it?
"What?" She responded once she realized that all that short buzzing was supposed to get her attention. The larger techno-organic was drawing attention to his neck rubbing and tapping at it. "You… You can't talk?" Her response was the bee-bot shaking his head and finally breaking into actual tears from the stress of it all. This was all just too much for him to handle any further. "Oh Bee…" Needing no other explanation, the teen techno organic hugged at his head in comfort before she gingerly looked over her bed to see if there was any movement. Seeing that the coast was clear at the time, she raced for the window, closed, bolted it down, and drew the curtain as quickly as possible. "There, it's going to be okay." Once the drapes were drawn, she ran straight to the bed and pulled the blankets off. She had to quiet down that buzzing before her Dad heard it. Without much thought, she used her bed as a spring board to jump over the scout in order to get his much larger body covered by the fabric, which help stopped the vibrating wings and muffed the 'sobbing'. "You're safe now." She stated as she crawled under the covers and once again did the best she could to comfort the giant Insect-bot as he hid under the sheet. "You're safe..."