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Shadow of the Guardian, Part 7Sheba was lying down on her bed, but was hardly relaxing. After what she'd learned from the Autobots earlier, intentional or not, she was getting more and more disturbed about the Hunter. Something really wasn't adding up, and she was getting really mad trying to figure out exactly what was wrong. The fact that Andromeda continued to interfere with her Guardianship over Starscream was really annoying her too. This has to stop, she realized. I can't let this continue. This absolutely has to stop.
Starscream entered her quarters, sensing… something… through their telepathic link. "Sheba? What is it?" He asked curiously.
"I'm just thinking about the Hunter," Sheba replied, jumping off of her bed and rubbing her head against Starscream's hand. She was so preoccupied, she couldn't purr when Starscream began petting her. "She's really annoying me.
Shadow of the Guardian, Part 6Sheba was pacing around in her room, trying to sort out what had been going on lately. Everything that had gone wrong recently was because of the Hunter. In fact, she no longer felt safe within the Decepticon base, not after the Hunter had found her quarters. There are things Megatron refuses to tell me about that Hunter, she thought to herself. Maybe if I ask Perceptor himself, I can figure out what he knows. But how can I…?
She circled around a few more times before she grinned. "Of course!" She laughed. "It's been a while since I last infiltrated the Autobot base. I'll just go create a bit more havoc in there." She silently added, and figure out what Perceptor knows and Megatron refuses to tell me.
Since Sheba was still very wary of the Hunter possibly being at the Autobot base, she teleported herself to the woods outside of the base to do a little recon
Shadow of the Guardian, Part 5When Andromeda opened her optics, she found herself hovering just a few feet above the waves of an ocean. She found it rather peaceful, but she focused more on what lurked within the waters--then it started looking more ominous than anything. She folded her wings in towards her body and dived, letting the weight of her body pull her under. She cast Mini on herself as a precaution, trying to prevent any Decepticon sensors from picking her up, and suddenly wished that she had Sheba's Vanish spell--the thought disappeared very quickly.
She soon began to notice something… off… about the surface almost directly below her. There was clearly something there that was more metallic than stone, although it was hard to tell since she was still a fair distance above it. As she dived deeper and deeper, she found that it was a HUGE ship--a spaceship or starship, most likely--regardless of her altered perception or not. They didn't
Shadow of the Guardian, Part 4Shockwave approached the Space Bridge as it opened its doors and Megatron, the Cassetticons, and Soundwave exited--Megatron appeared quite solemn, to put it mildly. "Hail, Lord Megatron!" Shockwave greeted, pounding the left side of his chest-plate with his right fist, forearm parallel to the ground. Megatron returned the salute, but remained silent. "What bothers you? It's rare I've seen you in such a mood."
"Someone is after Sheba," Megatron stated with no pretense, his voice flat and optics narrowed.
Shockwave visibly stiffened and his Cyclops-like optic glowed pure white instead of its usual yellow. Incapable of showing facial expressions, he was forced to rely on body language to convey his emotions whenever he felt the rare need to do so. The fact was, his usual restraint in revealing his emotions was temporarily subverted by the shock of such a statement. "Now that she's full-grown?
Shadow of the Guardian, Part 3Sheba looked around the instant she and Starscream shook off the last of the Teleport spell and her wings flared. She could smell the Mako energy in the air, and it was concentrated the most on the Autobots and the Constructicons themselves. "Mako," she hissed, her fur bristling. "Someone used Materia around here."
"It wasn't the Autobots, I'm certain of that, and none of us have Materia," Megatron stated, noting with satisfaction that the Autobots didn't come any closer, now that Sheba and Starscream both had appeared.
Sheba cast Life on the Constructicons, who were slow in getting back up and looking quite the worse for wear. "Alright," she snarled, staring down the Autobots with her wings flared, head down, and shoulders up. "WHO DID THIS?!"
A cold laugh echoed across the battlefield at Sheba's demand, but nobody could determine the origin. Ravage smelled an odd scent in the air, coming from the tower. He s
Shadow of the Guardian, Part 2An echo of a lupine howl snapped Megatron awake and he sat bolt-upright with a gasp. It took him a few seconds to re-orient himself to his surroundings, reminding himself that he was within his own quarters, on Earth, and not on Cybertron's surface outside of the Decepticon headquarters. He rubbed his forehead with one hand, grimacing as the warning echoed in his mind. Curse that Organic Transformer. He was right, he thought, getting up and pacing around his quarters a bit in order to clear his head.
Finally, after he'd regained some sense of peace, he understood what he had to do. Something he hadn't done in a while, ever since Sheba had appeared on Earth. He relaxed, reached out with his mind, and telepathically contacted someone. A mutual understanding passed between himself and this separate mind, then Megatron withdrew from the contact. He turned and walked out of his quarter
Shadow of the Guardian, Part 1Shadow of the Guardian Part 1
"Oh! Sir, you startled me. Is something wrong?"
"They're sending me on another mission. They want us to start capturing Guardians now."
"So soon? Do they think we're ready for that?"
"Evidently. That, or they wish to punish me for my deeds after Soulway's death. Maybe both."
"Yes. I'm so sorry. If only we could raise the dead…"
"No. It's probably better this way." There was a short pause. "Timeseeker, I need you to look after my cub for me. I don't trust her with anyone except one of the Four, and certainly not with our Masters' foot-soldiers."
"Of course. You didn't need to ask. I will protect her like the she-wolf I am--I'll make sure nothing happens to her until you come back."
"Perhaps." Another pause, this one much longer. "I must go. Ou
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