War Without End

Ratchet

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.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six

Prowl

Empty words, empty promises. Optimus Prime is not the mech Prowl remembers at all.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Will Lennox

Will’s seen a lot of things. Some heroic. Some terrible. But he’s never been ashamed to be human until now.

Optimus Prime

The war is over. They’ve won. But why does victory feel like defeat?

Thundercracker

He is tired of merely surviving. He wants to live.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five

Skywarp  

Friends. Alllies. Peace. Family. Skywarp never imagined that any of those terms would include an Autobot.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Sunstreaker

This Optimus Prime is not the same one Sunstreaker offered his blade.

Part One
Part Two

Bumblebee

He doesn’t know who Optimus is anymore and the Autobots are but strangers.

Drift

He is neither Decepticon nor Autobot. He is a survivor.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Sideswipe

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.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Epilogue

It ends as it began — with Ratchet. His only regret is that he didn’t act sooner.


 ~Related Stories~

Dogfight
Rated: K+
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
Rated: T
Placement: mid Skywarp’s part
DriftxRatchet
Desc: Drift can’t afford any more mistakes. So he takes a leap of faith.

Somebody Loved
Rated: T
Placement: pre-series
Desc: On a ship packed beyond capacity, Sunstreaker is the only one who does not share a berth.

Still and Quiet
Rated: K+
Placement: Before Drift’s Part
Characters: Thundercracker POV
Description: Snippets of moments of peace.

We Three Kings
Rated: T
Placement: During Drift’s Part
Characters: DreadwingxThundercrackerxProwl
Description: Prowl never, in all his eons, could have expected this.


Soundtrack

  1. “Safe and Sound,” Taylor Swift feat the Civil Wars

  2. “There is no Plan,” Steve Jablonsky, DotM SDTK

  3. “We All Need Saving,” Jon McLaughlin

  4. “We Are Broken,” Paramore

  5. “Dreaming My Way Home,” Rogue Galaxy Original SDTK, sung by Barbara Kessler

  6. “Words I Never Said,” Lupe Fiasco feat Skylar Grey

  7. “Iridescent,” Linkin Park

  8. “What I’ve Done,” Linkin Park

  9. “Arise,” E.S. Posthumous

  10. “Only if for a Night,” Florence + the Machine

  11. “I Promise You Walls,” Shiny Toy Guns

  12. “Turning Tables,” Adele

  13. “The Humbling River,” Puscifer

  14. “100 Suns,” 30 Seconds to Mars

  15. “World,” Five for Fighting

  16. “Scars,” Papa Roach

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