l'art pour l'art Chapter 1Book of Earth
Kaiba Seto had been in the middle of debating what his partner history project should be, tapping a pencil with mild ire and staring at the clock, annoyed by how much time had already passed.
When he blinked, his eyes felt cold and strained and he had to swallow painfully, his mouth so dry his tongue couldn't move. Kaiba could feel his heart pounding in his chest, just slightly too fast but faint, and a grim chill ran down his back. His whole body ached, like he'd tensed every muscle in preparation for a deathly blow. He didn't even want to look at the clock, but as he did he acknowledged over twenty minutes had elapsed.
"So you have those too?" Bakura Ryou asked quietly as he saw signs of life return to the other. He was sitting on the couch adjacent Kaiba's armchair, and held out a plate with toast and eggs. "I hope you don't mind. I took the liberty of going through your kitchen. I always find eating afterwards helps."
The vaguely haunted feeling, drea
Clipped Chapter 25“Ms Darby? What are you doing here at base? Jack hasn’t been here all day,” Ratchet questioned as he saw the nurse stroll in.
“Oh, I know. I just thought I'd stop by and see what’s new,” she dismissed with a warm smile. “I heard there’s a new autobot.”
“Well, he’s new to our side, yes,” the doctor confirmed. “I don’t believe you ever met him.”
“If the kids are going to be spending a lot of time with this new autobot, I’d like to at least exchange introductions.”
Looking down from his work, Ratchet shrugged and said,” By all means.” It seemed being an autobot these days meant dealing with all of the humans. Starscream would have to put up with the excitable mother too. “You’ll probably find him in bay four right now.”
“Thanks, doctor,” she called back as she immediately started walking. She flashed him a light hearted smile on her way out.
Tipping Point“You always think you’re right when you do things like this,” Ryou argued, tears coming to his eyes as he shook with frustration. “That doesn’t change anyth-” He took a step back as his twin snapped his head in his direction, his cruel eyes narrowing.
The Bakura twins had changed schools again due to Chikara’s delinquency. Ryou had finally had enough, to the point he was willing to actually confront his sibling.
“Lighten up,” Malik sighed, sprawled on their couch, idly playing with the gold scepter or whatever it was that they had stolen together. The blonde punk with dark eyeliner sat up and shrugged. “You freaking out over this isn’t going to change what happened.” He twirled the rod a few times before menacingly pointing at the other. “Your brother promised me you wouldn’t rat us out.”
Ryou grit his teeth and closed his eyes as he shook his head lightly. He was trying so hard to keep fro
Clipped Chapter 24AN// Ahead lies a dark chapter. TW Abuse: Physical/Injury
“Get Jack out of here,” Arcee urged, already shooting back at the vehicons that were beginning to circle them.
Sighing, Starscream snarled,” I’ve turned into a great rescue bot.” First Nakadai, now Arcee’s pet- friend! whatever… He didn’t get a reply, and so got right to the saving bit. Jack looked to the seeker and visibly steeled himself for a swift departure. The kid was a fast learner.
As Starscream seamlessly took off with his passenger, he asked,” Any idea where I should take you?” He didn’t much care, but he didn’t want to be corrected later.
“I was probably going to head home soon, anyways,” Jack sighed,” So somewhere just outside of Jasper’s fine. I can walk home.”
With dry laugh, Starscream asked.“ You’re not setting me up to get in trouble, are you?” He couldn’t imagine that abando
Clipped Chapter 23All were clustered in the main area as Ratchet called attention to a sudden spike in energy readings.
“This seems to be-”
“D-Dark energon, I can feel it,” Starscream sputtered, consumed by an overwhelming wave of unsuspected power. It felt like forever since he last used it, but even now the thirst for more coursed through him. The traces of it in his system cried out to it, to the source of where he could get more.
“It seems to be coming from near where we crashed the Nemesis.”
“I crashed the Nemesis,” Starscream muttered. He smiled sheepishly as he received a few unimpressed glares at his bragging.
“Nonetheless, we should act quickly if we wish to use our advantage of their weakened state,” Optimus said, holding the Spark Extractor that he and Ratchet had just retrieved. Their leader held a darker air about him; the thought of what he must do to end the war clearly weighing down on him. The small disc in his se
Clipped Chapter 22“Optimus, my scanners are picking up quite abnormal subterranean frequencies,” Ratchet informed his leader as he began typing a little more aggressively to keep up with the new burst of data.
“Well, that sounds ominous,” Bulkhead bemoaned.
“I believe that’s the most sophisticated word I’ve ever heard you use,” Starscream snarked, receiving glares from multiple bots.
“Have you deciphered what the cause is?” Optimus asked, not wasting time with the seeker’s petty disparaging.
Pausing as he swiftly finished typing up a set of commands, coordinates appeared on screen. “Negative, but the location seems rather inauspicious indeed.”
“Where I so heroically saved you,” Starscream whispered towards Arcee.
“You mean, where you failed to take out Airachnid?” She replied with quirked orbital ridges.
“You didn’t do much better, you were suspended upside down, bound with webs.”
Slipping Chapter 3Starscream awoke before Arcee and took the time to scrutinize his situation. He was trapped in a cell, and as he had found out earlier, the force field was indeed guarded with electricity. His fragging captor had severed both of his null ray guns, so even if he managed to get rid of the fragging stasis cuffs, he’d still be short those weapons. That was rather disappointing; they had proved a massive asset many times in the past.
The dimensions of his cage were barely large enough to house him, and there was no way that he could reach the power down button for the cell, even if he could make it passed the unbearable pain of reaching through the electric field.
His scheming was put on hold as the pink femme woke up, unfolding into her robot mode and stretching.
“It must be nice to be able to move more than a millimeter,” Starscream muttered sourly.
“I really am sorry, but I can’t exactly trust you,” She said, a frown pulling at her mouth. Why was he so