A Pet Squishy- EpilogueA Pet Squishy
A month later
Lana awoke at about 8:00 a.m. to get ready to attend her classes. Trudging into the kitchen with slippered feet she switched on the tiny TV on the counter and poured herself a bowl of cheerios. As she was rummaging in the fridge for milk the news headlines caught her attention for once.
" these sightings have been recorded all over the world leaving many to wonder are we under attack?" a woman's clear voice inquired.
Lana held the milk carton and slowly shut the fridge, staring at the blurry recordings the reporter spoke of. Most were merely glimpses of what appeared to be humanoid figures towering overhead and flashes of explosions following. The young woman set down her milk and leaned in closer, cranking the volume.
The camera cut to an image of a Latina reporter, dark hair windswept, with trees and blue sky behind her, "But just this morning we've received reports of these giant robot sightings much closer to
A Pet Squishy- Chapter 13
A Pet Squishy
Chapter 13: "Dealing"
Lana watched the blue and orange flames of Thundercracker's thrusters wink out of sight and the great rumbling of his engines faded into lonely cricket chirps. He was gone. She was free. Slowly she brushed herself off and kept staring at the sky.
Now she knew what had been spoken-or at least she had a really good idea. Thundercracker had been ordered to get rid of her. For what reason she didn't know, but here she was on the outskirts of a city in the early evening, alone. The revelation of her freedom tried to seep into the concrete of her disbelief. Was she truly free or would he come storming back? She waited for several long moments but the sound of her master's engines never returned.
Still shell-shocked, Lana began walking toward the city just a mile or so away. She soon found a road and began following it. Her mind was so jumbled by the whole event. Every now and again she'd glance over her shoulder, expecting to see the towering form s
A Pet Squishy- Chapter 12A Pet Squishy
Chapter 12: "Contraband"
Lana awoke unable to feel her legs. She stretched, feeling the painful tingling of blood resuming its circulation to her legs. Sleeping in Thundercracker's hand wasn't exactly the most comfortable bed. She looked up at him; he was still in recharge.
Sometime while she slept he'd propped up his feet on his work table creating a rather effective bridge to her enclosure. Her hammock was much more comfortable. Lana wriggled her body, squirming out from between his fingers until his was sitting on his thumb joint. She kicked her legs with a wince, trying to rid herself of the deadness.
Rising slowly, Lana traipsed over the ridges and ledges of Thundercracker's hand and then stepped down onto the edge of his hip plate. She looked down at his thigh below her, doubting whether she could jump down onto it and wondering if sliding would be a better means of getting down. With great caution she ducked down, sitting on the ledge of h
A Pet Squishy- Chapter 11A Pet Squishy
Chapter 11: "Discovery"
Back on the Nemesis that same night
Thundercracker swooped into the massive landing bay of the Nemesis as it closed its violet metal "jaws" behind him and plunged back beneath the ocean surface. Lana watched his cockpit glass darken around her and felt him land on his feet. The sway of his walk halted after a moment.
A very mechanical voice spoke from outside, vibrating the cockpit glass with its harmonic resonance, "Report."
Thundercracker stopped upon bumping into Soundwave at the end of the landing bay. He knew the communications specialist was fritzing silently about his late arrival to the Nemesis. Promptness and punctuality were Soundwave's sole codes of ethics and he didn't like late arrivals.
"I already told you Soundwave, I was polishing my combat maneuvers. Didn't Starscream rant and rave when he came back about how much of screw-up I was today?"
"Affirmative." the communications specialist