I would have to say it felt good to have my sworn enemy, Optimus Prime under my foot. I was going to KILL him finally, helpless under my foot as I leered down at him, so HELPLESS. I finally won after all these vorns, the last Prime under MY foot, and at MY mercy. "Why is the blood of Unicron erupting from beneath here?" Optimus asked from beneath my foot, weakly, pitifully.
"A question Optimus, that you will take to your grave." I sneered at him. I rose my blade up and was about to strike the weak Prime down, but then I saw a ground bridge open, and then WAM. I was knocked away from Optimus. I looked at my attacker, and it was that lowly Wrecker, Bulkhead. He didn't let me retain my ground though, as he kept striking me. Dents in my metal, but he could pack a punch. My body was slowly getting damaged by the Wrecker's strikes. I regained my ground quickly though, I caught the Wrecker's arm and pushed it aside, and then punched the slagger away from me.
I heard the Motorcycle, the femme shout to her comrade, "BULK, NOW NOW NOW!!!!!" He looked over to her, and then turned, transformed, and ran from me. I took off after the Autobots; Optimus wasn't going to escape me this time! I ran, and then the big lug transformed, and I extracted my blade, intent on killing him. He was in the air, and then he hopped off his right leg into the ground bridge, but he wasn't safe yet. I brought my blade down that was infused by the dark energon on him, but the ground bridge closed on me, leaving my blade to crash into the ground.
I yanked my blade from out the ground, and sheathed it. I wiped some of my energon off me, and yelled after them, "This is merely the beginning; I have enough dark energon to reanimate Unicron himself! HAHAHAHA, YES, HAHAHAHA!" I stopped, and then I looked around at all the massive amounts of dark energon, just waiting to be mined by me. "Soundwave?" I asked the silent mech, and knowing that he was listening I continued, "Bring the ship over here to my coordinates, and tell Airachnid to ready the mining crew, they have a lot of dark energon to mine." I ended my communication, and I soon saw my ship above me. I walked over to the hatch that was bringing the mining crew down, and the Vehicon's come down the elevator with their mining tools. They all bowed when they saw me at the foot of the elevator, "Well," I asked them, "Don't just stand there, get to work."
"Yes sir." The all said, and then they rushed out of the elevator, going about their duties. I strode into the elevator, and it brought me back up into my ship. I walked to my command post, and I said, "Rivers of your very life blood, rising from the depths to become one with me." I screamed, as I saw a vision, a vision of
an explosion? That couldn't happen if Unicron awakened, this was mine, and his planet to rule, and ours only. That won't happen though, because Unicron is right here, and I was not going to let him just go.
I put it behind me, and then I walked to the main hanger, and Soundwave was there, and he had a message. It was a spark beat, Unicron's spark beat. "Stop Soundwave, turn it off!" I told him. "I can still hear it pounding in my brain." The fragging spark beat hurt like slag itself. It eventually went away, relieving me greatly. I looked up and Soundwave was back at his computer, monitoring everything on the ship. I went back to where I was before, and then the vision struck me a couple more time in the next hour, but then I was interrupted by Airachnid, as she walked up and said to me, "Lord Megatron, our Cargo hold is nearly filled with the dark substance. I recommend a retreat; the troops are growing weak from its effects." She said to me.
"And yet I grow stronger." I made up my mind as I said to Airachnid, "Airachnid, you are in command until my return."
"Your return from where master?" She inquired me.
"From my audience with Unicron." I answered her. I walked to the hanger, and I transformed and took off to the volcano.
I reached the volcano that was erupting the dark energon, and then I landed inside it, transforming back into my bipedal form, and said, "I feel your presence, share your very spark, I call on you as my lord and master oh mighty Unicron." I said to the huge purple cloud that I knew Unicron was in. I heard a crack of thunder, and then his face finally formed out of the clouds.
"Who should speak to me?" Unicron asked me.
"Your servant most humble, Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, at your very herald, the one that wielded the dark energon which binds us, to awaken you once again, the prophecy has been fulfilled! It is only the beginning of what we will accomplish together, for you shall rule this planet and those who walk upon it through me." I answered him.
"Prideful fool," Unicron spat at me with his dominating voice, how dare he oppose me, Megatron, I was the one that rose him from his slumber after all, "How dare you think you're so capable of summoning my life force, I rise because I have deemed it my time."
"Master, I did not mean to over step." I answered him.
"Silence worm!" He yelled at me, "I have no need of your lowly assistance."
"Please my lord, I exist only to serve you." I told him.
"What is this I sense?" He asked me. "The taint of Primus, here?"
"That is Optimus," I spat out his name with vigor, and I rose from kneeling and continued, "The last of the Primes our sworn enemies."
"You possess loyalty to me, but yet another disciple of Primus to live?!"
"I WILL DESTROY HIM FOR YOU, HIS SCREAMS WILL BE HEARD!" I answered back at him.
"I grow weary of your prattle, surely if you had the power to destroy this Prime, you would've done so already, I will deal with him myself." He said to me, and then he vanished. 'What a glitch.' I said to myself. He was going to kill the Prime for me, but I was supposed to do it for him. I was shot again by the vision, only this time, I saw earth blowing up, I recognized it. 'If that happens I will have no planet left to rule, it can't happen. And the only way to defeat Unicron is to use the Matrix of leadership itself to kill him, and that means Optimus.' Faved with my only other option, I would have to align with the Autobots for the time being.
I transformed and took off towards Unicron, intent on getting there before he destroys him. I reached a, massive Unicron giant, although I knew it wasn't himself, I could destroy well enough, and he was about to turn Optimus into scrap metal. I pushed my engines to their maximum power, and I shot at the Unicron giant, tearing it to pieces before Optimus joined the well of all sparks. I heard the scout beep, ""I didn't do that, did you?"" He asked them.
"Wasn't me." Arcee said.
"Me neither." The Bulkhead said.
"Ratchet?" The femme asked.
"What is it, what happened?" He asked her.
I decided to not leave them in the dark, so I answered, "I happened!" I stood on the replica of Unicron, and I leered down at them. I then jumped down to Optimus, who had just struggled his way out of the rocks.
"Megatron!?" Bulkhead asked alarmed.
"He has aligned himself with Unicron." I heard the medic say.
"Don't be so sure," The femme answered. "Megatron just saved Optimus's tailpipe."
I prepped my gun, but then offered my hand down to Optimus, and he took it. I then raised him up, "It is rather ironic," I said to him, "considering our last encounter. If memory serves, you were desperately attempting to extinguish my spark."
Optimus threatened me, "That option remains very much in play."
"I would expect nothing less." I spat back at him. "However, I have a proposal. Join me in defeating our shared enemy, Unicron the chaos bringer."
"Hah!" The medic spoke through the communications, "absurd, Unicron is evil and incarnate, if Megatron was to take any side, why would it be ours?"
"Because Megatron's pride would not allow anyone but himself to rule this planet."
"You know me all too well Optimus." I said to him.
"You lead an army of con's, why come to us?" The Wrecker said.
"Because particular endeavor requires something beyond the realm of my command, the power of a Prime." I said as I pointed at Optimus.
"Hah, then I guess we don't need you." Bulkhead said.
"On the contrary, Optimus may be the only one who can defeat Unicron, but I remain the only one who can guide you to him, Unicrons life blood runs through me, only I can hear his thoughts, anticipate his movements. Optimus, our past alliances, Autobot Decepticon no longer matter, not while Unicron lives." I said to them.
"The past always matters!" The riled up medic said.
"A truce between Autobot and Decepticon, how long do expect us to believe that will last?" Optimus inquired me.
"Only as long as mutually beneficial." I answered him.
Optimus then asked, "And when our proposed to shared mission is complete?"
"I will conquer this earth, my way." I told him.
Arcee then asked, "Brutal honesty from a Decepticon?"
"Lining with a lesser of two evils is still siding with evil." Ratchet said.
"Do you think you've witnessed the full power of Unicron?" I spat at them, "Those foot soldiers were nothing more than a taste, Unicron has yet to fully awaken. With each passing moment the bringer of chaos evolves, mutating earth from the inside out, what we've witnessed until now is just a prologue of the utter devastation his arrival will wreak upon your world."
"Like your quest for power destroyed Cybertron?" Arcee asked.
"Make no mistake, this time there will be a planet left for me to rule." I said to her.
"Even if we agree, Unicron is all the way down at the center of the earth, how are we supposed to get there, drive?" Bulkhead asked.
"There is only one way." Optimus answered.
"Absolutely not," The grouchy medic said, "Ground bridging into space, or onto moving trains isn't difficult enough, but plotting a blind jump inside of a sentient being? Besides, that much direct exposure to dark energon will debilitate you, you haven't built up an immunity like Megatron has."
"Yet another strong argument, for soliciting, my guidance."
"You can provide Unicron's exact coordinates?" Optimus asked.
"If you transport us to this planets core, I can lead you directly into Unicron's spark, the very heart of his darkness." I said to them.
"Optimus, even if we survive the jump, how are we supposed to stop Unicron?" She inquired.
"With the Matrix of Leadership." He answered.
"It was the combined power of the Primes, that defeated Unicron so long ago, the very reason he now seeks to destroy you." I pointed at Optimus.
"It would follow that unleashing the power of the Matrix directly into Unicrons spark would return him to stasis." It was working, and all we needed to do was defeat him, and then I would crush Optimus's very spark in front of him.
I saw the rocks moving on the ground towards the dead giant, and that meant one thing, Unicron was attempting to destroy us with these foot soldiers. "We got another one." Bulkhead said.
"Ratchet, send the ground bridge." Optimus said to the medic.
"Wait, we're opening up a direct path into our base with Megatron standing right there?" The femme said.
"And seriously he is going to risk his own spark to save us." The Wrecker spat at me.
"Hahahaha, hardly my nature. Consider my offer, I shall keep it busy." I then Transformed and took off. I started shooting at the pestering giants, but I wouldn't last long with how many there were, but I was confident that Optimus would see reason. I raced through all the limbs that were thrown at me, but they wouldn't stop me. I circled down after dodging a blow, and lit up one of their legs, successfully destroying one.
Then what I was waiting for happened, "Megatron, we are sending transport."
"You can always be relied upon to listen to reason Optimus." I then circled around and transformed into my bipedal form and smashed my fist through one of the giant's heads, cracking it under my power. I then proceeded to land, right in front of the open ground bridge before me, leading to the Autobot base, and I walked through, leaving the Unicron soldiers behind me. As soon as I stepped foot in the base, I was greeted by all the Autobots prepping their guns, all except Optimus.
"So, this is where the magic happens, quaint." I said to them.
" The boy that I shot earlier said.
"Ah, you're looking much better than the last time we met little one, humans, resilient."
"Come on raft, he's isn't worth it."
"And you, I'd never forget a face, even that of a human." I said to him, but he just ignored me, and walked away. The human drilled through the wall, and he looked at me, and I said to him 'I suppose helping those less fortunate would be completely out of the question? If that is the case, you might as well use your drill to finish me, I guarantee that you will never have a better opportunity than right now. Well, what are you waiting for?' I taunted him, 'think of the glory, seize the day, Optimus would.'
'No, he wouldn't.' the human answered me. 'Not like this.' He turned and walked back to the drill.
'I will be sure to share the details of our conversation with Optimus, the day I rip out his spark!'
The other human startled me out of my flashback, as she threatened me, "YOU DOUBLE CROSS ANYONE, MINE IS THE FACE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET, NEVER!!" The man behind her, agent Fowler, grabbed her from behind and dragged her away.
"Ratchet, obtain the destination coordinates from our guest." Optimus told Ratchet. I pushed past Optimus, and gave the coordinates to the disgruntled medic. I waited on Optimus to come back, and when he did, we were going to go through.
"Locked and ready." Ratchet said.
"You first." Arcee said to me.
"As you wish." I said to her, and I walked through the ground bridge, and arrived in the site of standing on Unicron's veins, dark energon everywhere.
"So how long before Unicron knows we're here." The femme asked.
"Make no mistake, he already does." I answered her, and then I started leading them towards Unicron's spark.
I was hit with the same vision, except it was earth exploding, I recognized it. That couldn't happen, there would be a planet left for me to rule this time around! "Unicron grows ever stronger." I warned them.
"How do we know that Unicron isn't using Megatron to lead us all into a trap?" She asked Optimus.
"We do not." Optimus answered her, and then they started following me again.
We reached the inner part of Unicron, and his spark was just across the vein. "Unicrons spark is near." I told them.
"After you." The femme said as she gestured for me to go out of the tunnel first. I didn't respond to her, I just walked ahead.
"hhhhh." Bulkhead groaned.
""Are you alright?"" Bumblebee asked him.
"I'm fine Bee, just woozy."
"The dark energon, it's starting to affect him, steady as you go Bulk." She said, 'You don't say.' I thought to myself sarcastically.
"He's preparing to expel us." I told them all. Then we heard some whirrs of some sort. As alert as we could be I thought at the moment, we looked around, trying to see what glitched up thing Unicron has prepared for us this time around. And then we saw them, a huge swarm of Cybertronian birds, coming right at us, kind of like antibodies.
"What are those things?" The Wrecker asked Optimus as the Autobots prepped their guns.
"As we are inside Unicron's body, it stands to reason that they are some sort of antibody." Optimus said, and then he prepped his gun for battle. The Auto bots and I started shooting at the antibodies, killing them one by one. I shot at the pestering things as they came, a never ending flow of them. Then they returned their fire to us, making me block myself. Optimus then extracted his blade, and skewered the antibody in half. He then transformed his hand back into a gun, and started shooting the things out of the sky. The femme then did a foolish thing, she jumped over one of them, and shot at it until it died, it then blew up, and she went flying off the vein, and landed on another one. The Bulky one grew so weak from the dark energon, that he almost fell off. The scout looked at him, and just before he fell, the scout saved him, but wasn't strong enough to pull him back up.
Optimus and I resumed fighting, knowing each other's movements so well of how many times we fought against each other. Covering each other as we moved around, I smashed one with my fist, as another felt my wrath in a gun shot. I then kicked one in the face, and then shot one down. Shooting some more down, I extracted my blade and impaled one of them. I then moved around to shoot some more, I then shot one, slid my blade out, and met contact behind me as he felt my wrath. I then smashed one into scrap metal with my fist, and stepped back, Optimus and I back to back shooting the vermin. Optimus then left to go save his weak comrade, but I was busy killing the things that would never stop coming. We then moved towards Unicron's spark, and then the femme finally got back up to us by hitching a ride on one of the antibodies. She landed in front of me, and then we ran along.
They came in waves as we shot them down, so many of them. I kept shooting, and then I smashed one into the ground, turning and blasting another, and then slicing one in half. 'Megatron, do as I command!' Unicrons voice came in my head. Get out of my head you glitched up fragger! 'Destroy the Prime!' His voice said to me. He was taking over my body, I fought him, I wouldn't let him. "AHHHGGG!" I screamed as I fought to expel him from me.
"Megatron!?" Optimus asked me.
"HRRRGGG! AHH!" I pulled Optimus down, and destroyed one of the antibodies that were coming straight at him. "Unicron's spark lies just beyond." I said to Optimus pointing at the door.
"How do we get inside?" Optimus asked me.
"By fooling Unicrons defenses into believing we're not a threat." I told him.
I walked to the entrance, and I called upon the dark energon inside me, and the door opened as soon as I came into contact with it.
"Autobot's, I will need you to keep our attackers at bay for as long as you can." He said to his lackeys as he ran after me.
We arrived at the chaos bringer's spark shortly, and Optimus finally caught up to me. "Optimus," I told him, "swiftly." He nodded as he walked forward. Then suddenly we were both struck by the fragger, and it hurt like slag. Suddenly Unicron made his way into me, I couldn't fight him off, no matter how hard I tried. He urged me forward, and just as I was about to strike him down, I forced my left arm to stop my right arm. Unicron wouldn't have his way with me.
"MEGATRON IS COMMANDED BY NO ONE!!!" I yelled at Unicron. The glitch wouldn't take control of me! He kept coming, trying to force me, and then my brain offlined, Unicron succeeded and took control. 'It's up to you Optimus.'
"Hrrgg, what happened?" I said to myself. I got up slowly, and I saw Orion, laying on the ground. I rushed over to him regardless of how much my circuits cried out. "Orion, are you alright?" I asked him.
"Yes Megatronus, but where are we?" Orion asked me.
"I don't know Orion." I answered him. WHERE were we, and how did we get here. I put my hand out and I pulled Orion up.
"Optimus, are you okay?" Someone said as they burst in the door.
"Why did he call me that?" Orion asked.
"I don't have any idea." I said.
"Do you know who they are?" Orion asked.
"I can't pull them back in my processer." I said.
"Come on Optimus, don't you know who we are?" The big green one said.
"Why are you calling him that?" I asked them.
"Ratchet, I think we may have a problem."
"Ratchet?" Orion and I asked.
"What, what is it?" I heard his voice come through the communicator.
"Can you take us to him?" I asked them.
"Optimus and Megatron don't have any idea who they are." The blue one said.
"I'm sending a ground bridge." Ratchet said to us.
"Why did you call me that? My name is Megatronus, and this is Orion." I asked them. Then a big green thing suddenly popped up, I could only assume that that was the ground bridge.
"Come on you two, let's get back to Ratchet." The femme said.
"Okay, we know Ratchet, and if what you say is true, then we will follow." I said to her, "Orion, I think we can trust them, but I will protect you if anything goes wrong."
"Thank you Megatronus, I really need to learn how to defend myself." Orion said to me.
"I asked you to back on Cybertron to, and speaking of Cybertron, what happened and why are we here, and what is here?" I asked the blue femme.
"Our home planet Cybertron was inflicted by war and the two armies were led by you two. We are on earth because your quest for power destroyed Cybertron." She pointed at me.
"Megatronus would never do anything to harm Cybertron!" Orion said to her.
"And Orion hates violence!" I said.
""Let's just go through the ground bridge, Ratchet is waiting on us, he could explain it better."" The yellow one beeped.
"Why can't he speak?" I asked them.
"Because you tore out his voice box!" The green one said.
"Bulkhead, calm down." The femme told him.
"So your name is Bulkhead?" Orion asked.
"Yes." He said as he disappeared into the ground bridge, and we followed. Besides, if they trick us, I can cover Orion so he can get away.
We both walked through to see Ratchet and I asked him, "Ratchet, what's going on?"
"What do you mean Megatron?" He asked.
"My name is Megatronus, and this is Orion for the last time." I said to them
"Ratchet could you please tell us what's going on?" Orion asked him.
"Of course, Orion, you used to be a Prime, and when you used the Matrix of Leadership to destroy Unicron, you lost your memory. Megatronus, I don't know how you lost your evil side-"
I cut him off, "Me? Evil, what an absurd accusation, and Orion was never a Prime."
"Listen to me, both of you, Orion was a Prime after he was chosen, and you were our sworn enemy, but now since your dark side has been somehow vanished, we will let you stay. Jack, we need to go back to Cybertron to get Orion's memory back, and to get it back in him so he can be a Prime again." Ratchet said to us.
"Why me?" Jack said.
"Optimus granted you with that key, it grants access to Vector Sigma, the repository of the wisdom of the Primes." He told the Human.
The shorter human asked, "Is that some kind of super computer?"
The one called Jack said, "So we can just download Op- Orions memories back into him, great! Which one's the big V, over here, somewhere in the back?"
"Vector Sigma is more than a super computer human." I said to him, "It is an ancient source of mystical power, on Cybertron."
"Took the words right out of my mouth." Ratchet said.
"JACKSON DARBY, you will not be traveling to another planet!" The taller femme said.
"I'm in!" The shorter femme said.
"You're not going either Miko, not when one of you can!" The taller one said, obviously she is the creator of them. And she pointed at us.
"We would love to see Cybertron again, right Orion?" I asked him.
"Yes, I would be great to go see it again."
"You do realize that the planet has been ravaged by war?" Ratchet asked us.
"But it's our home planet Ratchet, we want to see what happened to it." Orion answered.
"Fine, Megatronus can go, but who knows what dangers are still there, maybe even scraplets."
"I'm not going." Bulkhead said quickly.
"Orion, you have to live, because you are Optimus, although you may not think it. Megatronus, you and Arcee will go to Cybertron, but we will need a means of getting there."
"Don't you have a space bridge?" I asked.
"No, never had one." Ratchet answered.
"And I'm sure you don't have the tools to make one." Orion asked.
"Junes right, why send a boy to do a bot's job?"
"Because only a Prime can access Vector Sigma, or one chosen by a Prime and since, so called Orion, is this Optimus, he chose you Jack, he gave the key card to you, It is now imprinted with his unique bio signature." I answered for Ratchet.
"So you mean Jack's some kind of honorary Prime?" Miko asked me.
"Let's just say Jack is the only one that can return Optimus to the Autobot you all knew." I told her.
"But why would Optimus endanger a human, a child?" June said.
"I think you mean sparkling, but if I did give it to him, it was with good reason probably." Orion said.
"Human terms Orion, he's a child."
"I'm not a child or a sparkling mom!" Jack protested.
"Maybe Optimus believes there's more to Jack than that meets the eye." Arcee said.
"All of which if moot." Ratchet said, "The key card is useless to us without a means of reaching Cybertron, which we at present, do not possess.
"Dude, what about that?" Miko said as she pointed at the ground bridge.
"Miko, the ground bridge barely got them in the earth's orbit, remember?"
"Yeah, but Ratchet built it, can't he just turbo charge the thing." The human femme just thought this was all just a game.
The conversation ended there, and I was tired, so I asked Ratchet, "Where do we recharge?"
"In the back, you can have the first one on the right, and Orion the left."
"Thanks Ratchet." Orion and I said at the same time. We walked down the hall to the doors, and then I said to Orion, "See you in a couple of megacycles Orion."
"You too Megatronus." Orion said to me, as we parted ways. I walked into my room, and it was a basic one, a bed and desk, with a lamp. I flopped down on the bed, and for some reason I felt like I did a lot today, and like I haven't recharged in a few orbital cycles. I then forced my body into recharge, finding it soothing to me.