A Pet Squishy- Chapter 4A Pet Squishy
Chapter 4: "Nowhere to Go"
In the Con Rec Room
Lana ran for her life, dodging the huge merciless feet that were trying to snuff out her existence. She scurried under a two-story-tall metal table and desperately searched for someplace to hide. Without warning the entire table lifted off the floor and flew across the room with a mighty [BANG!]. Automatically her arms flew over her head to shield herself as she ran until she saw a large metal console nearby with a small space at its back. She made a B-line for the niche and dove behind it.
Successfully hidden, Lana collapsed in a heap wheezing for breath and suddenly felt the pain in her body. Over her terrified gasps she could hear the whole room roar with laughter as well as an angry screeching voice.
"WHERE IS IT?! WHERE DID IT GO?" Starscream demanded loudly, spinning around with his null cannons glowing ready to fire should he see any small form dart into his line of sight.
A Pet Squishy- Chapter 3A Pet Squishy
Chapter 3: "Bad Luck to Worse"
The enclosure shook and a loud bang startled Lana awake. Tumbling out of her hammock the young woman cursed and slapped the transparent floor as her one leg became entangled in the material. Stupid hammock! Stupid hard floor! Stupid giant robots!
Quite suddenly she caught sight of something outside her enclosure that made her jaw drop. There sitting on the work table were a pair of semi trailers with the big blue letters WALMART boldly plastered on their sides.
"No he didn't just " Lana's brain refused to process the trailers sitting there.
She was so stunned she didn't even register Thundercracker reaching in and lifting her out until she was on the counter next to the trailers.
"Well?" Thundercracker asked expectantly gesturing to the white metal rectangles.
Lana just stood there like she'd been struck dumb and mute.
Reaching over her, Thundercracker opened the large back door of the back trailer and pulled out the
A Pet Squishy- Chapter 2
A Pet Squishy
Chapter 2: "Your Pet?!"
Back on the Nemesis
Lana was on the verge of having a nervous breakdown or some kind of cardiac arrest she was so scared. At first, the idea hiding in the dryer sounded like a sure-fire plan to fool the giant monsters that were after her. But instead it just made her easier to catch. After being shaken and banged up she heard nothing but the roar of jet engines and wind whistling through the vents of the dryer. In the metal dark she cried, hoping for some kind of miracle to save her from this nightmarish ordeal.
Abruptly the roaring engines died away and the whole dryer jerked, banging her against the unforgiving metal tumbler again. The small amount of clothes inside provided little cushioning. Hissing with pain, Lana tried to brace herself against the walls to prevent further bruising. Her cramped metal prison swayed rhythmically for several more minutes giving her the strange impression that she was being carried somewhere.
A Pet Squishy- Chapter 1
A Pet Squishy
Chapter 1 "I Want a Human Pet"
By Leah Wood
"Ewww! No. No way!" Skywarp pulled his head back, repulsed.
"What? I just think they're interesting little creatures." Thundercracker argued, indicating the cars zipping through the city far below.
Skywarp made a face, "Maybe but why would you want one?"
The blue Seeker shrugged his vented shoulders, still watching the tiny, wheeled machines.
"Come on, TC, why do you want a pet anyway?" Skywarp asked, swooping close to his wingman.
Thundercracker snorted, "When I was a Sparkling, I had a Tecteerian feline."
"You mean those fuzzy blue organics with the long fangs and poisonous tail tips?" Skywarp raised a plated brow, "How'd you get one of those? I thought the Cybertronian Government outlawed those pets on Cybertron."
"I found it on one of the nearby moons when my creators took me there. I caught it and smuggled it home. Then I hid it under my berth for a few stellar months before
Tinman: Chapter 27Tinman
"Chapter 27: Impatient to be Home"
By Leah Wood
Three weeks later at the Autobot base
"All right, Ironhide. Hold up that hand for me." Ratchet commanded.
The black mech raised his hand off the berth.
"Good. Good. Bend it to a forty five degree angle."
Ironhide bent it with a small whine in his servos.
"Now rotate it all the way around."
Unnaturally, the limb spun in a full circle but stopped just short. Ironhide grimaced and seemed to strain, willing it to complete the motion. With a horrible grinding sound it finally finished the motion.
The medic noted the discrepancy, "Ok. Now see if you can transform it."
Ironhide clenched his metal jaw a moment and very slowly his hand folded together, pulling down into his wrist. The limb began to fold more but suddenly seized up, unwilling to move any farther. Defeated by the pain, Ironhide dropped his hand allowing it to relax back into its original form.
Ratchet nodded, "Not bad Ironhid
Tinman: Chapter 26Tinman
"Chapter 26: The Slope of Recovery"
By Leah Wood
The Lennoxes stayed at the hotel for two days to allow time for Sara and Annabelle to rest and recover before they decided to return home. Despite the fact the Decepticons knew where they lived, Sara and Will adamantly refused to leave their land and home behind. It was all they had besides each other. But, they knew they'd have to rebuild the house since the abduction resulted in irreparable damage to the edifice.
When Optimus brought the family back to their farm a wonderful surprise awaited them. The building that was to be Ironhide's was completely finished. Apparently, Ironhide had planned out the building's specs with Ratchet, so together Optimus and Bumblebee finished it out simply by following the blueprints from Ratchet. The Lennoxes, after all, needed someplace to stay while their new house was being built.
To avoid any nosy questions about how exactly their house got split in two, Will contacted his superiors in
Tinman: Chapter 25Tinman
"Chapter 25: Damages"
By Leah Wood
Sara hobbled in the direction of the yellow glint on the horizon, with Annabelle holding her hand. Very soon the glint became a yellow Camaro with unusually designed tires. The girls' hearts lifted as they recognized Bumblebee's flashy alt-form, redoubling their efforts to be seen. Sara waved her arms wildly and Annabelle copied the movement. The Camaro seemed to speed up across the open valley, tearing up grass and dirt. True to his high speed reputation, Bumblebee soon came to a halt a safe distance from the two females.
Will barely let the Camaro transformer stop before he threw open the door and charged for his wife and daughter. In furious instant he had his arms wrapped around each one of them, relieved emotion melting his usually calm, collected demeanor. Just as the human family reunited a bright flash blinded them from a distance away. Bumblebee quickly pulled around to block them from the light. A mighty gust of dust and hot wi
Tinman: Chapter 24Tinman
"Chapter 24: Rise Up"
By Leah Wood
Just as Thundercracker was about to brashly squash the little human he paused, a coherent thought dawning on him.
"Wait. You are tiny aren't you?" his tone was introspective.
His change in tone made Annabelle look up at him briefly. The big, black, fist was hovering a few feet above her, in mid-debate about whether to smite her. Before she knew it, Thundercracker unfurled his hand and plucked her up, bringing her close to his optics.
He started to sound slightly happy as his idea blossomed, "Yeah, you're small enough you can find whatever is jamming my gears and get it out. Then this pain will go away!"
Without wasting much time the Seeker leaned back slightly and placed the child in his broken cockpit, completely ignoring his earlier distaste for allowing organics inside his cockpit. Annabelle plopped down in the seat, visibly shaken. She didn't know what Thundercracker wanted or what he was planning to do to her.
But he t
Tinman: Chapter 23Tinman
"Chapter 23: Going for Help"
By Leah Wood
Several miles away
The signal was faint, but close. Bumblebee roared across the valley taking full advantage of his high-performance Camaro engine. His speed was key to his role as a scout, being able to outrun the other Autobots and get the first glimpse of what dangers or advantages lay ahead.
"Are we getting close, Bee?" Will asked with agitation.
The tenor voice of the yellow mech replied, "I'm just picking up a trace of Ironhide's signal. But yeah, it's close."
"Is that a bad thing? I mean, shouldn't the signal be strong or something?"
"I can't say. His signal might be weak because he's hurt or " the scout's voice faded.
All at once, Will noticed a shiny glint straight ahead, "What's that?"
Bumblebee felt panic spark his wires. It was Ironhide, it had to be. The signal was emanating from the glint.
"Bumblebee to Optimus."
"Go ahead Bumblebee. Did you find Ironhide?"
The Camaro's voice