When Ironhide was young, he had a thing for wings. Not exactly a popular thing in grounder-populated areas. He met Sunstorm, who was generally shunned by other seekers, because he's a follower or Primus rather than the seekers main divinity Zephyrus (don't know where that came from, maybe another fanfic). The two oddballs hit it off, and eventually there was the patter of little pedes. LOTS of little pedes.
First litter: Optimus & Starscream
Third: Sideswipe & Sunstreaker
Fourth: Cliffjumper & Bumblebee
Now, imagine this strange family history coming to public knowledge on Earth.
Grab some popcorn.
I've been prowlin' the archive of the TF plot bunny farm with a wagon and picked up a few. I'll link back when I start the fic but trying to find the bunny in the maze of bunnies and commenting on when I update is kind of hard. I think I'll just post a list of them on my LJ account and update there when I post a new chapter. I normally update them daily.
( I've brought my own baby bunnies )
Some (okay, most) have been inspired by fan-fics.
If someone knows of a fic that fits the criteria, please share link? I'd really like to read the story!
(Most of these are either Generation 1, or any-continuity. Only a few are universe-specific)
( Lots of bunnies - 57 to be exact! )
Maybe after sharing these, the others will stop hounding me.
Or calm down enough so I can write one without being mercilessly interrupted.
So if the Earth team from TFA lands accidentally in a time line of Primax, Aligned, Aurex, etc. and the native Cybertronians learn that Optimus, Bumblebee and Bulkhead are younglings, not even 50,000 years old-
What if some desparate bots tried to force them to stay?
These bots have nothing to lose - these three younglings could save their race. Who cares what they have to do or that it might not work until they try and know? Who cares if their ideas are farfetched or insane? All is lost either way. They won't 'hurt' them, because of their status, but given the state of the respective Cybertrons, the Malgus bots aren't safe from unsavory events and from Cybertronians trying to use them for their ends either. And 'hurt' can mean anything if it doesn't matter what you want, only what others want from you.
A. The native Cybertronians the crew meets are the 'main' Autobot characters of the respective time streams, like Prowl, Jazz, Optimus Prime in Primax etc.
a. They are welcomed, but as soon as the information about Bumblebee, Optimus and Bulkhead comes to light, the plotting begins.
b. They are arrested as potential invanders/spies/etc. The situation quickly flows down the drain.
c. The scientists come to the conclusion the younglings could carry if they spark merge...
B. The crew meets the main Decepticons characters of the respective time streams, like Starscream, Soundwave, Megatron in Primax etc.
a. Starscream and Soundwave do their damndest to protect the three, including from their own faction and the Autobots.
b. Shockwave wants to see if he can convert/mutate the younglings to more 'native coding'.
c. Other scenarios.
( They're Weird )
9. "What are you in for?"
"MECH SLAUGHTER!!!! I SLAUGHTERED A MECH!!!!!!!!! WHAT ARE YOU IN FOR!??!!!!"
10. "...Did Ramjet just understand Perceptor!?!"
11. "You obviously don't comprehend the level of insane I operate at."
12. Beast wars characters acting out The Killer Rabbit from Monty Python and The Holy Grail.
Waspinator: Tim The Enchanter
Silverbolt: Sir Robin
Terrorsaur: Sir Lancelot
Tigatron: Sir Galahad
Cheetor: King Arthur
Stampy: Killer Rabbit
13. Art. Wheeljack in a box labeled "Highly Explosive, keep your distance"
14. G1. The Twins learn that angry Wheeljack is scarier than Angry Ratchet. Why? Wheeljack throws his half finished projects instead of wrenches.
15. G1. A virus is going around The Ark and the Nemesis. Suddenly, mechs are speaking with the voices of famous characters, or getting a character's personality, or saying things they'd never say before.(Bonus points for getting personalities from other universes)
16. Art. Swoop and First Aid beating Megatron into submission with wrenches, Ratchet looking proud, the twins running away in horror
17. G1. Sideswipe:*dressed up as a pirate* Come on, say it!
Swoop: No, Swoop don't wanna!*flies off*
Sideswipe: Great, NOW where am I gonna get a parrot!
18. "So, what do you guys want for breakfast?"
"Steve, no! We both know how you get around gummy bears!"
Vehicons/Eradicons in the morning?
The hatch failed. The bunnies did not stay in their nice, snug little cages.
Oh no, they had to chew through the wood and cuddle up. And then, they had the nerve to squeeze through the corners, where the wood and wire didn't fully mesh up.
I don't think I've stepped on any. But, I need to get rid of them before I do hurt one of the little guys!
( See what's been bitting me )
Please, take one? They are cute and cuddly - just ignore the sharp incisors.
Human formers verse
This has been in the back of my head for a while now, I keep wanting to write it but I just can't seem to do it any justice.
For whatever reason, the Autobots are human. Maybe Primacron left some ancient and forgotten tech behind and they discovered or someone pissed in Primus Cheerios once too often, the reasoning behind it isn't important.
From learning how clothing works, to zipping themselves up to stepping on things at night and getting sick from eating too much they end up finding out the hard way that being human isn’t easy, even with the help of their human friends.
Oddly enough whatever has turned them human has had little effect on primitive transformers. Instead of turning them human, it’s shrunken them.
A mech the size of Sky Lynx now the size of a large lion. Despite the blow to his pride he should deal with it pretty well unlike the Autobots who will, understandably, have a rather bad reaction to being stuck in weak fleshy bodies.
( cut for length )
I. Dr. Arkville is a Conspiracy Theorist! He knows there are alien life forms out there, trying to take over the world, and here is one to prove it! To bad no one believes him – not even after he subjugates a good amount of men into mind-controlled slaves, and helps bring Cybertron in a near-stable orbit within viewing distance of earth.
( ... Oh bother, I wonder what meds I'm on .... can't think of anything witty ... )
Starscream is shot down in battle and his wings are utterly trashed. Megatron opts to leave him behind (no sense wasting resources on a mech who's just going to go mad, after all) and the Autobots take him back to their base in the hopes that something can be done for him. When it turns out there's no way Ratchet can repair Starscream, it kicks off a moral dilemma: should they kill Starscream while he's in stasis or let him live in misery?
2. A variation on the first bunny and incorporating some of this bunny as well. Vos has aerial seekers (Starscream et al) as well as non-aerials or "skimmers" (Cliffjumper); skimmers are actually the Vosian variant of minibots. When an aerial's wings are irreparably damaged, Vosian medics either modify the frame to non-aerial or - if the damage is too great - transfer the ex-aerial's spark to a non-aerial frame.
Same scenario as above happens, only when the debate starts Cliffjumper and any other minibot that might actually be Vosian (I'm thinking Bumblebee) insist on modifying Starscream into a non-aerial frame. When questions start being asked, the two minis reveal that they're actually seekers, discard whatever excess armor they've been using to disguise themselves, and reveal what has actually been happening to damaged aerial seekers over the eons.
Bonus points here if Bumblebee/non-Cliffjumper mini was actually an aerial seeker long before the war and was modified due to severe damage.