Okay so this one chapter didn't have a lot of action like I thought. In fact I'm going to be plain honest with you… it's the first filler for this story. But it is only a pre-chapter for what is to come.

I hope you enjoy… even if it's shortish and kind of long.


The first thing I noticed whenever I woke up in the morning was the song that was lightly blasting through the radio.

Eh-oh, eh-oh, eh-oh bop bop away-o

Summer vibe, summer vibe

I'm looking for a summer vibe

Got me turning on the radio

I gotta kick these blues

Working all day

Trying to make pay

Wishing these clouds away

I want to feel the sunshine

Hit the sand

Take a walk in the waves

With nothing else to do

But sipping on suds

Working on a buzz

Keeping my drink in the shade

Taking my time

With you by my side

A Cadillac ride

Jammin' with the boys

Bonfire at night

Summer vibe

Looking for a summer vibe

I paid my dues

Got nothing to prove

Laying on the dock

Just talking to you

Summer vibe

Looking for a summer vibe

I'm Jonesing for a good time

Hitting beaches all down the coast

I'll find a place to post

Gonna somehow

Find a luau

Dance this old night away

I'm drinking something blue from a coconut

Music all up in the place

Under the moonlight

Taking my time

With you by my side

A Cadillac ride

Jammin' with the boys

Bonfire at night

Summer vibe

Looking for a summer vibe

I paid my dues

Got nothing to prove

Laying on the dock

Just talking to you

Summer vibe

Looking for a summer vibe

And the sun goes down

But it'll rise again tomorrow

Oh…

Eh-oh, eh-oh, eh-oh bop bop away-o

With you by my side

A Cadillac ride

Jammin' with the boys

Bonfire at night

Summer vibe

Looking for a summer vibe

I paid my dues

Got nothing to prove

Laying on the dock

Just talking to you

Summer vibe

Looking for a summer vibe

Eh-oh, eh-oh, eh-oh bop bop away-o

Summer vibe, summer vibe

Eh-oh, eh-oh, eh-oh bop bop away-o

Summer vibe

Looking for a summer vibe

While I hummed to the song as it repeated itself, I felt a light push on my tummy that rose and fell. The hum under my ear was intoxicating as I breathed in a large sigh and opened my eyes with a smile. I propped my head up on my hands and looked at the sleeping face of Ironhide. Even in his dreams, he looked like he could beat the living hell out of you. Yet as he had his arms wrapped around me, I did not feel at all scared. Instead, I felt comfortable and loved, as I knew what was underneath that large tough person exterior.

'You are just a big teddy bear full of love' I thought to myself with a soft chuckle as I looked at his holoform in the light of the day seeping through. His face was covered in light and some deep scars. The most noticeable was the one from his forehead to his eyebrow and the other from his chin to his collarbone. His dark black hair curled slightly over his eyes. His jaw was held tight but with a nice sideburn to cover off the look, only Ironhide could pull off.

I did not realize that my hands were lightly tracing his jaw when a soft grunt had my eyes trained on his blue ones. With one hand on his strong chest, I felt connected, and returned the smile before saying good morning.

'This feels so right…' I said to myself as I pushed up from his chest and leaned forward to kiss his surprised lips. The moment we connected, I melted into his tight forming arms that were now holding onto my hip and pulling me up for better access. Taking a breather I looked down on his face as my hair curtained us.

"Well that was a good wakeup call" Ironhide commented before kissing my lips once more while I blushed like crazy.

"Glad you liked it," I said as I sat up and looked him straight in the eyes with my hands on his chest. The moment we realized the position we were in, Ironhide looked away shamelessly as I looked at my hands sheepishly, before snorting and putting my hands on my hips.

"What?" Ironhide asked as I stared at him.

"I want the real you" I pouted as he cocked an eyebrow in surprise.

"But don't you like this form better?" he asked amused while running small shivering circles in the small of my back.

"I do, but today I want the real you and nothing more" I said stubbornly as he shrugged and zapped away. I landed on the seat on the truck with a thud and heard Ironhide chuckle.

"Happy now?" he asked amused.

"Very much so" I smiled up at the mirror before caressing my hand teasingly against the seat and feeling a shiver in reaction. "You know Bumblebee told me that you can feel my movements and see me…" I trailed.

"Don't tempt me Elisa" Ironhide warned as I smiled up at the mirror again with a wink.

"Try me".

Before he could say anymore, a loud thud sounded on the hood before someone called Ironhide to try to wake him.

Ironhide grumbled before asking me to get out. Reluctantly I went and hoped this was not anyone annoying.

Stepping out, my fears were confirmed as Skids and Mud flap stood before us. As soon as they saw me though it turned into a fiasco of laughing and teasing while Ironhide transformed and smacked them both upside the head before putting my in his hand.

"Why the hell did you too sleaze bags wake me!" Ironhide grumbled with his tough person mode in the on switch.

"Optimus needs ya man" Skids said before Mud flap finished, "Owe man why'd you do that?"

"As a reminder to not wake me next time," he said while making his way over towards the meeting place of Diego Garcia's base.

When we got there, it seemed as if we were late for the meeting as I looked to everyone and their human companions all fully clothed and secretly winking at me with a small clap. Rolling my eyes, I turned my attention to Optimus who stood waiting for all the mannerisms to stop.

When we finally calmed down then did he start.

"A few days ago there was a sighting of Decepticons. As you, all would know this as the attack on Ironhide and Elisa. Now we have not been completely confirmed of their actions and why they attacked Ironhide, but there must have been a reason behind it. Today I want some to go after the one decepticon suspected to be off the coast of Cuba. That team will be made up of Ratchet, Kayla, and Emily for medical repairs if need be, Jazz, Sideswipe, Bumblebee, Mirage, Ironhide, and of course myself. The rest of you I need you to be on patrol in the surrounding areas of anything suspicious on energon. That is all the information I have for now so go prepare for the departing."

My heart sank whenever Iron hide's name was called as I looked across to Optimus's shoulder where Kayla sat with sympathetic eyes as she nodded a confirmation unknown to me.

"Ironhide?" I asked as he started to go towards the prep-bay.

"No Elisa" Ironhide said while glared at him for reading my mind.

"Why not!" I asked furious.

"Because you are unskilled and I for one don't want to have to deal with worrying about an injured you," he stated harshly before putting me on the walkway off side to the bay.

"That's not fair" I pouted while watching him pack.

"Life is not fair, even your own internet tells you this" he told me before looking me in the eyes and putting his large metallic hands on the railing on either side of me. "Look, Elisa, I care about you, and love you with my entire spark, but I cannot have you go through battle with me. There have been too many issues with human companions thus far and I'm not about to let you be one of them".

"That's for sure," Sideswipe said coolly while walking in with tired eyes.

"I take it you had another fight with Melissa about this?" Ironhide asked calmly, turning his attention away from the conversation for now.

"Totally bitched me out that's what" Sideswipe said while shaking his head in reminiscence, "I tell you, having a normal companion is easy enough, but it's harder when she's the president's daughter."

"I can see why" Ironhide said before turning back to my frustrated face with a sigh, "You are not going".

"Fine" I sighed crankily before pushing off the railing and walking away from him.

"Where are you going?" Ironhide asked warily.

"Chillax, I'm just going to take a shower is all, hot head" I mumbled the last part before hearing a soft chuckle.

Shaking my head, I then made my way over towards the med bay where I was sure Kayla, Emily and Ratchet were packing for the trip. Once inside I knocked twice and heard a come in from Emily. Walking towards my right I noticed Kayla packing and once she saw me she smiled softly.

"I got Ratchet and Optimus to agree for you to come along with the other human troops. Of course they realize the consequences afterwards with Ironhide," Kayla said before giving me a hug and handing me a backpack.

"Sweet" I smiled wickedly, "But honestly I think I'd rather take the blame myself than have everyone else take it for me."

"Good girl, because Primus only knows what Ironhide would have in store for us once he finds out" Ratchet commented behind me.

"This is true," I said with a laugh as Kayla and everyone prepared me for battle.