In the end, Ratchet isn’t sure why this particular horror amongst all the others is the one to make him break. But betrayal is a double-edged sword. And his Prime struck the first blow.
Empty words, empty promises. Optimus Prime is not the mech Prowl remembers at all.
Will’s seen a lot of things. Some heroic. Some terrible. But he’s never been ashamed to be human until now.
The war is over. They’ve won. But why does victory feel like defeat?
He is tired of merely surviving. He wants to live.
Friends. Alllies. Peace. Family. Skywarp never imagined that any of those terms would include an Autobot.
This Optimus Prime is not the same one Sunstreaker offered his blade.
He doesn’t know who Optimus is anymore and the Autobots are but strangers.
He is neither Decepticon nor Autobot. He is a survivor.
His brother is a stranger. His friends are ghosts. In the end, Sideswipe still has to choose, and it isn’t much a choice after all.
It ends as it began — with Ratchet. His only regret is that he didn’t act sooner.
Placement: Pre-series, Pre-canon
Desc: It wasn’t Skywarp’s fault. It wasn’t Starscream’s either. The blame, if you asked Thundercracker, lay solely at Megatron’s feet.
The Lucky Ones
Placement: mid Skywarp’s part
Desc: Drift can’t afford any more mistakes. So he takes a leap of faith.
Desc: On a ship packed beyond capacity, Sunstreaker is the only one who does not share a berth.
Still and Quiet
Placement: Before Drift’s Part
Characters: Thundercracker POV
Description: Snippets of moments of peace.
We Three Kings
Placement: During Drift’s Part
Description: Prowl never, in all his eons, could have expected this.
“Safe and Sound,” Taylor Swift feat the Civil Wars
“There is no Plan,” Steve Jablonsky, DotM SDTK
“We All Need Saving,” Jon McLaughlin
“We Are Broken,” Paramore
“Dreaming My Way Home,” Rogue Galaxy Original SDTK, sung by Barbara Kessler
“Words I Never Said,” Lupe Fiasco feat Skylar Grey
“Iridescent,” Linkin Park
“What I’ve Done,” Linkin Park
“Arise,” E.S. Posthumous
“Only if for a Night,” Florence + the Machine
“I Promise You Walls,” Shiny Toy Guns
“Turning Tables,” Adele
“The Humbling River,” Puscifer
“100 Suns,” 30 Seconds to Mars
“World,” Five for Fighting
“Scars,” Papa Roach