I high fived my friends as we finally beat Zeta Prime on easy mode, which was still freakishly hard. Even though it was on easy, Zeta had these smashy thingies that he killed us with. If it glowed orange underneath you, you had to book it or you were going to die in a scrap pile. “I’m glad I captured you all to come to Botcon with me” I said to them.
“Well it was my idea” Logan said to me.
“But it’s my house.” I said to him.
“I’m just here because you dragged me into this.” Alana pointed a finger at me accusingly.
“Hey, you’re gonna have a great time because you’re with me.”
“Get real, you are the most stubborn person I know.”
“Alright, calm down, the next level is coming up.” Logan said to us.
“I’m going to get the most kills this time, and you won’t even be-”
“ALRIGHT GUYS, GET DOWN HERE, DINNER IS READY AND YOU ALL NEED TO GO TO SLEEP!” My mom shouted up the stairs at us.
“YES MOTHER!” We all said, and I could feel my mom smirking at us from down stairs for doing that yet again. I turned off the Ps3, and then we all fought like animals to get down the stairs. I beat all of them down the stairs, as I was the most buff out of us. Logan turned out behind me, and Alana the last because she was the only girl, but I’m surprised Logan wasn’t last seeing how she could beat him up any day of the week and not give 2 frags.
“Ah burritos.” I said as I smelled the food. I smacked down two on my plate along with a can of root beer, and sat down at the table. Logan sat beside me, Alana across from me, and my mom beside me.
“Your father is out at best buy again, and this time, I hope he doesn’t bring anything home.”
“Don’t hold your breath.” I said to my mother as I started on my second one, and finished it in about 5 to 6 bites. Who knows, I wasn’t counting.
“Nickolas Panda Grant! Slow down and enjoy your food!”
My friends burst out laughing the moment she said my middle name. Frag me. I thought to myself as I walked up to get another burrito.
“Panda?! Pffwahahahaha!” Alana and Logan laughed at me.
I grumbled to myself as I got two more, and took little bites, just to piss my mom off. “Nick, just..” She sighed to herself as she left us
As soon as she was gone, I took out my burrito’s in less than 30 seconds, and threw my plate away. “We’re playing multiplayer, and I’m going to kill you all, many times.”
“Considering you are the best gamer here, I’m pretty sure you would kill us fine without your rage brother.” Alana said to me.
“And I expect you all to go to bed now, Botcon is in two days, and I expect you to roll out at 6:00 in the morning, you hear me!”
“Yes Mother.” We grumbled at her as we walked back into my room. We only had two rooms, and 1 mattress in my house. So me and Logan blasted down on the dinky little air mattress we had, and Alana got my bed, that sucked. Logan kept squirming on and on through the night, and then I eventually shoved him off and onto the floor, but his snoring was continuous. As he went rolling off and into the darkness. I fell asleep shortly after that.
“Nick wake up!” My arm reflexively shot out into the air and I made contact with something hard. I heard a girlish scream, but I dismissed it as I rolled onto my back. I was them slapped in the face, and was then doused in cold water. After a moment, they doused me in hot water and then freezing water again.
“OKAY, I’m up!” I shouted at Alana as I stood up. “Was that really necessary?” I asked her.
“Considering she was shouting at you for ten minutes straight without a stir from you, I would say it was necessary.” Logan said to me, and then Alana proceeded to slap me again, but I caught her hand and shoved her on the bed.
“No more slaps.” I said to her as I walked into the bathroom and changed. When I came out, I picked up my keys and wallet, and then I grabbed my luggage, and stashed it in the trunk. Apparently they were waiting on me, seeing as I sat in the driver’s seat as Logan said beside me “About time.”
“We’re only late by 3 minutes, pipe the fuck down.” I said as I stuck the keys in the ignition and started to drive off.
“You guys gonna turn on the radio or what?” Alana asked us from the backseat.
“No.” We both said at the same time, and then I turned the radio stuff on, and then guess what song comes on. Alana starts belting the most worstest stupid song that was ever created.
“WE, ARE NEVER EVER EVER, GETTING BACK TOGETHER!” Alana belted out as the chorus came on. Logan and I exchanged a look, and then he put on his soundproof headphones, and then I was submitted to the torture as the song went on and on. Then, you know what comes on exactly after that? “OPA GUNDUM STYLE! HEY SEXY LADY! OP, OP, OP, OP, OP, OPA GUNDUM STYLE!” I groaned as she belted out the 2nd most worstest stupid song that was ever created. I turned on the interstate as the song rolled on and on. When it finally stopped, you know what comes on that Alana belts out now? “I WOULD CATCH A GRENADE FOR YOU!” I slapped the side of my head as the 3rd most worstest stupid song came on. The torture would never end!
The next song came on, and it was actually a pretty good song, NOT, It was “I’M WIDE AWAKE!” Alana belted out the words again to probably the 4th most worstest stupid song, followed up by Justin Bieber, Baby. Oh, and then you know what comes on right after that? “BABY, BABY, BABY, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH! LIKE BABY, BABY, BABY, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH!” Alana belted out the words to this one two. He sounded like he was having sex throughout this whole damn song. I swear they are going down my most worstest stupid song list, meanwhile, they go down Alana’s list of awesomeness list. I banged my head on the steering wheel as the song went on. I looked over at Logan, who was fast asleep with, I listened very closely, and then I hit the dashboard as I heard like the bestest most awesomeness song in existence playing, Lindsey Stirling “Elements” playing in his ears. I wished to Primus I was in his position, but no, I had to be the one driving. So the torture went on.
The next song right after that, you know what it is? “NOW YOU’RE JUST SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW!” Alana’s angelic voice cried out, but she was getting quieter, and when she got quieter, that meant I could turn down the music, and when I could turn down the music, that meant I could tone it out. This song was the 5th most worstest stupid song that came on, and boy I was getting tired of this. I turned down the music, and Alana shouted at me, “What’s your problem, I was listening to that!”
"How about we make a deal, you get 5 songs, and then the driver, whoever that may be, gets 5 songs? Otherwise Logan and I will die, quite literally.”
“Fine.” She said to me, and then proceeded with her singing.
I endured the torture throughout the rest of the song, and then it was my turn. I didn’t even let the station start up the next song, I switched it to my station, and then the 12th most awesomeness song came on, which was Linkin Park, “New Divide”. Both me and Alana belted it out, since it was from our favorite set of movies, “Transformers”, specifically “Revenge of the Fallen”. “SO GIVE ME REASON, TO PROVE ME WRONG, TO WASH THIS MEMORY CLEAN, LET THE FLOOR’S CROSS, THE DISTANCE IN BETWEEN! GIVE ME REASON TO FILL THIS HOLE, CONNECT THE SPACE BETWEEN LET IT BE ENOUGH TO REACH THE TRUTH AND LIES, ACROSS THIS NEW DIVIDE!” We sang along throughout the whole song before the next one came on, which was also by Linkin Park, it was, “WHAT I’VE DONE, I’LL FACE MYSELF, TO CROSS OUT WHAT I’VE BECOME! ERASE MYSELF, AND LET GO OF WHAT I’VE DONE!” We belted all the song out until the next came on. Another song that I didn’t care for too much came on next, Eminem, “Not Afraid”. We both didn’t sing along to this one, but then Three Days Grace “Get out Alive” came on. I sang along to that one as Alana grumbled in the backseat, she hated Three Days Grace, “IF YOU WANT TO GET OUT ALIVE, OHOH, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!” I belted out the words to the song, further torturing Alana with my terrible singing. I chuckled to myself as I sang, but there was bound to be pay back in her radio station. The next song was by Breaking Benjamin “Diary of Jane” and it is my absolute favorite from them. “SOMETHING’S GETTING IN THE WAY! SOMETHING’S JUST ABOUT TO BREAK! I WILL TRY TO FIND MY PLACE IN THE DIARY OF JANE!” I sang along happily before it ended and I had to change it back to her station, and that’s how it went through the whole trip to Botcon in California.
Our only stops were changing drivers, getting food, and taking a wiz. When we finally reached the place where Botcon was going to be at, we literally passed the Botcon seeing their preparations almost finished as we headed to the hotel.
When we reached the hotel, we were exited, but staggering with exhaustion, Logan and crashed on one bed, with Alana on the other bed. All three of us crashed on the bed, bid each other a good night, and were asleep before 10minutes even passed.
Alana didn’t wait for nothing, because she slapped me in the face and doused me with cold water, and then shouted at me, “TAKE YOUR SHOWER!”
“Well if you insist.” I drawled out to her.
“Botcon is in 1 hour, hurry up you slow sack of shit.” Alana said to me.
“Yeah yeah.” I said to her as I grabbed my things and took a shower. When I got out of the shower, I immediately walked out with everyone, grabbing my keys and wallet.
We got into the car, and I turned it on. I rolled out of the hotel parking lot, and then Alana squealed, “Is anyone excited?!”
“Yeah.” Logan and I said together.
“You all REALLY need to stop doing that.” Alana scolded us.
“So?” We both asked her.
“Now you’re just doing it on purpose.” She said to us.
“No we’re not.” We both said again, “Okay maybe we are.”
“But the first time was not on purpose, the “yeah”.”
“We were kidding though, we are totally stoked for this.”
“Oh yeah, I’m really excited!” I said to her. I was bouncing up in my seat as we turned into Botcon. We got out, and we didn’t say a word to each other as we walked the room in Botcon, that was until I said, “Hey, you all wanna get those Autobot bracelets?” I asked them as we passed a stand with them.
“Sure.” Logan said, and Alana just nodded her head, probably overwhelmed with awe as we walked through everything.
I forked out the money to the person behind it, and then he said as we walked away “Till all are one!”
We all turned and waved, “Till all are one!” We said as we walked away.
“Here, how about we put them on right now?” I asked them.
“Sure.” Logan said, and Alana just nodded holding her hand out looking at something else. I put her bracelet in her hand, Logan’s in his hand, and then I clipped my own on.
Botcon went on buying things here and there, until they forced everyone out of the place. We all climbed into the car and took off to the hotel. “That was fun!” I said to them.
“Yes it was, and I really like these bracelets!” Alana said.
“Yeah, me too.” Logan said.
“Me three.” I said to them. “Hey, you all wanna go through Jasper on our way back just to top everything about this trip off?”
“Yes!” They both said, exciterated to the fact we were stopping in Jasper on the way back. We went back to the hotel, and went to sleep.
We rushed out of the hotel, checking out and then we left to Jasper, I turned on my GPS so we could head there. After a bit of riding, we finally reached Jasper, and within 30 minutes, we were in the main place Transformers Prime Darkness Rising took place at. We only saw the show up until the Autobots went for Cliff to find that dark energon brought him back to life and that the Autobots went to Cliff’s aid just to find out that he was desecrated.
We turned into K-O burger to get something to eat, and we pulled up through the drive through to order, and Jack’s voice from Transformers Prime came through, “Welcome to K-O burger, where every burger is a knockout.”
I jumped in my seat, I ordered everyone their food, and then pulled up to the window. I looked right in the face of Jackson Darby. “Oh my gosh! Your Jack Darby!” I nearly shouted.
“Yeah what’s so great about it?” He asked us. I looked at them, and we all calmed down.
“Uh, nothing.” I forked over the money and sped off out of town into a canyon.
“HOLY SUGAR FOOT THAT WAS JACKSON DARBY!” Alana squealed with a high-pitched shriek that people in New York could here.
“Yeah, but why are there Transformers-” I was cut off when a random Vehicon ran by, and he spilled some energon on us out of his little cube. “ARRGH!” I screamed out after the Vehicon was out of earshot. “This fucking energon hurts!” I screamed out in pain with my other friends as the energon burned at our skins. Alana was out first, collapsing down to the ground, and then Logan. I was forced onto one knee as I tried to survive, I fought against it with all my will. It was no use as I went under the effects of energon, remembering a faint glow of my wrist.