Thanks for the reviews!
I'm gonna be honest, this story is almost over. Within chapters of ending. I only continued it on with the last arc because people asked me to. Kind of regretting it now bc I'm not completely satisfied with the direction, but I will do something.
I got a request for a new Bee story a couple months ago and I've thought of how I want it to go. So, I'm super excited to start it. It won't be all war filled and dramatic. It's gonna be more...realistic and normal. So, I'll let you know when I post that.
This story is on it's last leg, however. So, enjoy this chapter for what it's worth.
Disclaimer: I own Makkenna
The next morning I woke up in a much better state of mind.
I turned over in Sideswipe's bed and saw him sleeping beside me. He was on his side, as far away from me as possible, careful not to touch me or get to close.
I remember last night we watched some bad horror movie, had a fight over who took the bed (I insisted he have it. It was his bed after all) until we finally agreed to share it.
I could have gone back and stayed somewhere else, but Sides insisted on staying to make sure I was okay. Apparently I acted and looked more frazzled by the situation than I believed.
Or maybe I actually was...
I poked him, he immediately opened his eyes and smiled. "Hey, babe."
I laughed and swatted his arm. "Shut it. I think I'll be okay."
He sat up beside me. "Good."
"Let's go get breakfast. I wanna show Bee that I'm fine and see my child." I smiled.
"She's probably all hyped up on sugar. She's asks for it, Optimus never says no, and you know she slept in his room last night."
I nodded. "Probably."
I got up, patting my hair down as much as possible.
I quickly made my way to my room. Bee wasn't there. I didn't know how I felt about that.
I pulled a brush through my hair before changing my clothes. I pulled my phone from the drawer in my bedside table. I saw that I had a few missed calls from Bee until the point where Sides commed him.
I sighed and texted him. "Where are you?"
He replied immediately. "Cafeteria."
I didn't reply, but I made my way to the cafeteria. I made my way to the food line and picked out a bowl of fruit, a bagel, a packet of cream cheese, and an iced coffee.
From the moment I walked in, to as I moved down the line, Bee's eyes watched me from the table of Autobots. He paused to stare at me and I could tell by the look in his eyes, he wasn't sure what I was feeling and it worried him. Amelia was sitting beside him, in between him and my dad. She poked him, not getting any response from his focused expression on me.
I walked over and sat in the empty seat in front of my dad and beside Sideswipe. Bee stared at me as I ate, he absentmindedly put French toast in his mouth.
I would make comments to others as they spoke, but Bee didn't say anything. I could tell that Bee (as he continued to stare at me) wanted to say something.
He finally spoke, saying what I thought. "Makkenna? Can I talk to you over there?" He pointed to an empty table across the room.
I nodded. Getting up and walking over. I sat down, him sitting beside me, us close together and facing each other. "I'm sorry about yesterday in the training room..." He said, looking down. "I'm trying and I wanted to fix things before you figured out something was ever wrong."
I smiled, using a finger to make him look at me. "I overreacted yesterday. It scared me at frost but after thinking about it, I was stupid. I know you're trying and that's all I ask for. We're okay. Seriously."
"Yeah. You should have said something, though. We trust each other and talk to each other..."
He nodded. "I know. You-you disappearing hit me harder than I ever imagined it could and I shut everything out. I need you in my life, Makkenna. You make my life...you and Amelia now..."
I put a hand on his cheek, but he grabbed it and put it back on my leg.
"What?" I asked, concerned.
He scrunched his eyebrows together. "You spent the night in Sideswipe's room...?"
I blinked. "You're serious? You seriously think..."
"No, that's not what I meant. I trust you completely. It him I don't trust."
I frowned. "I can take care of myself. He wouldn't try anything. Sides and I have been friends for so long..." I sighed. "You have nothing to worry about, Bee. I love you." I gave him a reassuring smile.
He smiled back genuinely. "I know. I love you, too." He leaned over and pressed his lips to mine.
"So, are we okay now?" I asked, raising a brow.
He nodded. "Yeah. Very okay."
We and our way back to the table and finished eating.
"Are you seriously okay?" Adrien asked, sitting in front of me on my bed.
"Yeah. I was just shocked. Bee used to not be like that."
"He didn't?" She seemed shocked. "He's been like that since I arrived two years ago." She shrugged. "I have been curious about you guys' past. Thanks for telling me."
I smiled. "You're one of the closest friends I have on base. You should know."
"Thank you. Are you allowed off base without Optimus yet?"
I nodded. "Today. I'm gonna see about meeting up with an old friend of mine."
"Good." She laughed. "Well, I have training with Jazz. See you later."
I started picking my phone up as she walked out.
I didn't know why she was so interested in Bee and I, maybe she was just wanting to be my friend, but more than likely she was curious like everyone else. I had been a mystery since I had arrived back.
I remembered wanting to call Mikaela. I dialed the new number Bee gave me and soon received a "hello." from the other end.
"Kenna!?" She practically screamed
I laughed. "Yeah, I've returned. What are you up to today?"
She laughed. "Hanging out with you. Get your ass to the the Bridgestone mall now."
"I didn't even know you moved to Washington..."
"Yeah, we'll talk about this later." She hung up before I could respond.
I made my way to find Bee. Bee and Mikaela had always been friends, even after Sam's break-up. He could take me and get a chance off base.
I made the rounds, looking for him. Everywhere was empty of Autobot life. Until, Sideswipe appeared.
What Bee said earlier came back to me. Maybe I should distance myself if it makes Bee uncomfortable.
"Hey, Kenna. What's up?"
I smiled. "Looking for Bee. You seen him?"
"They're in a meeting. All of the bots are except me."
I raised a brow. "Why?"
"I already know about it. I'm the one that gave the intel. It was from a mission." He shrugged. "Anything I can help with?"
"I'm meeting Mikaela at the mall and I needed a ride, but I-"
He looped his arm through mine, and began leading me to his car form across the hanger. "Your chariot awaits, m'lady."
I couldn't help myself from laughing at his terrible accent. "It's fine, really."
"No, you need a ride."
I sighed and got in. Sides wouldn't take no for an answer.
I would just have to start distancing myself from Sideswipe later.
Sideswipe, Mikaela, and myself sat at the table in the food court for the afternoon. I had explained everything what had happened since we last spoke. He also told me what she had been doing.
She had started dating a racer named Matty. They had been together for three years and they had moved into Washington together because he had an opportunity that was good for him money wise.
She had a job as a mechanic with him, taking care of his car. That's how they met.
She hadn't changed much. She was still the typical gorgeous girl with long hair and vibrant eyes. She wore less makeup and hair products, but it worked. She had natural beauty. I had always been envious of that trait of hers.
The day passed by quickly. I made a promise to introduce her to Mel. She final had to leave, Sides and I doing the same.
When I got back to base, Bee was the first to see me come through the hanger door.
He grabbed me around the waist, pulling me to him in a tight hug. I looked at his face out of the corner of me eye. He was watching Sideswipe intently from where he stood behind me.
"Bee..." I whispered in his ear. "Do we need to talk about this?"
His hand moved up, running down my head. He didn't say anything.
"Bee? He took me to meet Mikaela. You were in that meeting and he insisted."
He pulled me closer.
"You know damn well I'm all yours, Bee."
He pulled away, still holding my hands. He led me to our room and shut the door behind us.
He still hadn't said anything.
I sighed. "I've actually planned on ignoring him as much as possible if it makes you that uncomfortable...I don't see why you don't trust him all of a sudden, but if you think something might be wrong-"
"I don't like the way he looks at you."
I nodded. "Then I'll keep my distance."
He turned to me and nodded.
"So jealous." I said with a smile.
"Is that a bad thing?"
I put my arms around his neck, pulling us close together. "No." He smiled, moving his lips to mine to kiss me.
I suddenly felt the familiar rush of energy through my chest. The connection. Only this time, it was stronger.
I let him go, putting a hand to my chest. "I have to get to Ratchet."
I don't remember passing out, but waking up with the killer migraine, I do remember.
I looked over to see Bee staring at me. His eyes were pale, with dark circles around them. His hair looked more disheveled that's usual, and he was looking at me with a look of relief.
Ratchet walked in and smiled. "Told you she'd wake up."
I groaned. "When did I pass out?"
"Two days ago."
My eyes went wide. "What?"
Ratchet walked over and sat down beside Bee. "Yes. You both were having a very romantic heart-to-spark moment and that is what caused this." He shrugged. "I have done some more in depth tests and it seems that this connection surge happens when you two are having a moment. Just like when you were Cybertronian and your spark would get the urge to bond." He pulled a sheet of paper from his pocket and unfolded it, reading it. "You still have Cybertronian energy in your body. Your connection with each other must have been so powerful that the connection lingered."
I sat up. "So, what does this mean?"
"I would recommend anymore realizations of love, but as for the energy, it will disappear over time."
"But, we may not want it to. The energy will last probably another fourth of your lifetime and since it is so strong, we could add more Cybertronian energy to it and make you age like you use to."
"How is that possible?" Bee asked, more alert now.
"It is the energy in our sparks that make us what we are when it comes to bonding and living. If we could get the energy of another spark to add to your heart, you will have enough Cybertronian energy to age like us and even bond, despite being basically human. It would be turning your heart into a spark, but it would still be a heart."
"Primus always told me things would work out..." I mumbled, a smile across my face.
Ratchet sighed. "There's only one problem. To get more Cybertronian energy, a Cybertronian would have to give up theirs. With the creation of Holoforms, this could be done and the Cybertronian would become human, basically giving up their aging to you."
I frowned. "I'd never ask any if you guys to do that...if they had to give it up for a good reason, yeah, but I won't ask anyone to give up what they are for me..."
Ratchet ran a hand through his hair. "If the 'cons were still around, we could use one of them, but we hardly ever see them anymore." He placed a hand on my shoulder. "I just wanted to let you know. I'll leave you two alone for a bit. Dino is waiting to see me anyway."
His Holoform disappeared.
Bee got up, sitting next me on the bed. He pulled me to him. "I should give it up to you. Then, Amelia could have you in her life."
"No. No. No." I pushed him back, giving him a glare. "Don't you dare. I would feel guilty for the rest of my life knowing I took that from you."
He frowned and put a hand to my cheek. "I knew you wouldn't like it, but I was at least going to tell you what I would do since we have the option with no other choice."
"That's not a solution, Bee."
He smiled. "You getting to live a long life with your daughter and your father is a solution."
"I wouldn't have you..."
He shrugged, frowning. "I'm not gonna have you. What's the difference?"
"Maybe, but you deserve life, with Mel. After everything you've gone though, you shouldn't give up anything else. I'm done talking about this."
He didn't say anything else about it. We just sat together in silence.
We both knew that was out only chance. A chance we wouldn't be able to take.
I let a tear slide down my cheek. "Maybe not everyone has a happy ending."
I hated it, but I wanted to get it out. I'm thinking one or two more chapters left. Anyway, review?