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Well, lookit that, I finally have something for cut text.

Title: Other Worlds [Part 9]
'Verse: G1 Transformers with a little TF:A
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: TF cussing.





The other Jazz vanished the moment they set foot in the Ark, and Jazz let him, no longer able to muster the energy to be… jealous. Jealous? A quiet, insistent voice told him that he had been. The same voice pointed out that he really should take the other Jazz’s advice.

The Ops mech stopped, looking at his surroundings with startled optics. Somehow, his pedes had taken him to Prowl’s office once more. Straining his audios, he could hear the muffled sound of Sentinel’s voice (less easy to pick out in recent days now that the mech had mellowed somewhat), and the even fainter tones of the tactician through the door.


= = =


Prowl watched Sentinel walk into his office, shoulder struts squared, looking as if he was still gathering the manifolds to speak to the tactician. He nodded sharply, indicating that the mech should sit, steepling his fingers and gazing at Sentinel over them. To his credit, the blue mech didn’t back away, but approached in a respectful manner and seated himself.

“You wanted to speak to me.” Prowl began, and Sentinel quietly agreed. The Datsun fell silent, and Sentinel wondered at how the mechs on this world could make him feel like an awkward youngling once more.

“Why?”

“I wanted to apologise, sir. I’m sorry for the way I’ve been acting. My words regarding your Prime were unwarranted, angering your mechs and endangering both me and my comrades.”

The SIC considered the mech before him (and the message Optimus had sent him regarding Sentinel), then made his reply, accepting the apology. “I believe I must apologise in turn. I was rather harsh with you at the time.”

Sentinel shook his head. “I deserved it, sir. Sunstreaker would have made things difficult, especially since his brother was just as inclined to murder me, and the other mechs equally inclined to help them with the task. Rodimus would have felt obligated to intervene, our twins would have leapt in as well, and we’d have had a brawl on our hands. Your intervention was needed, not just to set my head on straight, but to keep it there in the first place.”

The tactician blinked, his surprise clear, and Sentinel shrugged, expression self-deprecating. “No matter what anyone else thinks, I earned my rank in my dimension fair and square. I’d not have survived this long by being both loud-mouthed and a complete idiot. Not at the same time, at least.”

A faint, unconscious smile flickered across pale faceplates, and the blue mech found his air intakes cycling easier. “Prowl, sir. If you wouldn’t mind, I’d like to know more about the Sentinel Prime you knew. It’d give me something to model myself on.”

The chevroned mech nodded, that faint smile growing into something a little more obvious.


= = =


Jazz contemplated waiting for Sentinel to leave, then going in to take his chances with the Datsun. But as he stood there, doubts began to run through his processors.

Prowl… cared. That much he was sure of. But despite what the other Jazz thought, as Prowl had said, they couldn’t be expected to behave in the same manner as their counterparts. The Autotbot SIC could still only be looking out for him as a friend, perhaps no more than a colleague.

Jazz didn’t know if he could bring himself to find that out for certain.

So he didn’t, breathing the mech’s name to himself in a soft, confused plea for only Primus knew what, then turning away from Prowl’s door and his voice and his possibilities, heading as far from them as possible.


= = =


Sentinel noticed that the Autobot SIC seemed to be distracted. Unusual, from what he knew of the mech. Prowl continued speaking, his recount of his time under Sentinel Prime progressing without any audible irregularity, but the mech’s optics seemed to drift, from focusing on the blue mech, to glancing at the door to his office.

Then those doorwings, previously held upright and dignified, fluttered, as if the mech bearing them was uncertain.

“Sir? Are you okay?”

Startled optics turned back to him, almost guiltily. “I’m fine.”

“You… don’t look fine.” Sentinel dared, and Prowl sighed, running a hand over his chevron.

“… I thought I heard someone call my name.”

The blue mech turned to look at the door, puzzled. “I didn’t hear anything.”

“I must have been mistaken then.” Said the Datsun briskly, doorwings flicking rapidly, as if trying to shake off something, then settling once more into their usual set. Sentinel took that as his cue to leave, standing and thanking the tactician for his time, then exiting the room.


= = =


Jazz, the Elite Guard mech and not the Ops one, had tucked himself away in the temporary quarters the Autobots had given the other world bots. Music blasted from his systems, set to internal playback so as not to cause a disturbance, and for a while he just lost himself in the sound.

A hand landing on his shoulder had him jerking out of his reverie like a scalded cat.

“Sentinel! Warn a mech next time. You near startled me out of my paintjob!”

“Me, surprised you? Jazz, either you’re joking with me, or you need to see Ratchet and our Red Alert.” Sentinel raised an optic ridge in disbelief.

“Mech, can’t a bot ever drop his guard? I was getting into some tunes. Blaster pointed out a great set to sample.” Jazz grinned at him, and the blue mech raised that optic ridge even higher.

“… Right. You’re a cyberninja. You can hear me moving around in the next room when you’re in recharge. So excuse me if I don’t quite believe you.”

The black and white mech’s visor dimmed a little, and he chuckled softly. “Okay, so I was a little lost in thought. You know, thinking?”

“Must’ve been some really deep cyberninja musing then. All those millions of vorns of contemplation, and you lot still have no answers.” Sentinel snarked back, tone dry as Jazz shrugged with an easy smirk.

“Heh, you know us. Gotta know the sound of one servo clapping and all that.”

“I know that one. It sounds like my hand impacting the side of your helm. Now, you’ve been run down since we got here and met the Ark bots, then you got better a few days ago, but now you look even worse. What. The. Frag. Happened?”

The cyberninja was silent, expression going uncharacteristically troubled. Sentinel cycled air in exasperation and thumped the other mech lightly on the back of his head. Jazz pitched forward with a yelp, catching himself with his usual grace before turning an injured look on the blue Elite Guard.

“You put up with me all this while. Time I returned the favour. Talk.” Sentinel muttered, then outright growled at the stunned expression given him. “Oh for frag’s sake, I know I’m an aft, but give me some credit. I do think of you as a friend, you know!”

Jazz only stared some more, before he broke out into snickers, then motioned for the mech to sit down. “Right. Sorry."

The visored mech paused, contemplating the ground for a moment before looking up at his fellow guardsmech once more.

"You remember when we first went to Earth, Sentinel?”


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Date: 2009-04-09 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] obsoletereality.livejournal.com
Nuh-uh! G1Jazz! Get yer aft back in front of Prowl's door stat so that when he walks out you can jump him. Don't give up before even trying! Don't make me break out the Clue Bat!

(Ahem. I mean, Eeeee, chapter 9, yay!)

I want to hug both the Jazzes and Prowl. And then toss Animated Jazz Animated Prowl to cheer him up.

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Date: 2009-04-09 03:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Y'see, that was what was supposed to happen. Then Jazz chickened out on me. So I gotta write a few more chapters >_< He's in cahoots with the bunny, I just know it.

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Date: 2009-04-09 03:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okami-myrrhibis.livejournal.com
Hmmm - sounds like G1 Prowl & TFA Jazz both got introduced to a clue-by-four for their respective counterparts. YAY!!!!

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Date: 2009-04-09 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
*can hear respective counterparts going 'and it's about fragging time too!'*

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Date: 2009-04-09 03:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lady_katana4544
(YAY chapter 9! *happy dance!*)

Geez Jazz! Get your aft back to the door so that you can start stalking Prowl when he leaves and then jump somewhere along the way!
My goodness now Ani!Jazz needs to back to the earth of his dimension and cuddle/love glomp the heck of out of Ani Prowl!

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Date: 2009-04-09 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puffitheinsane.livejournal.com
...*cackles insanely at the mental image*

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Date: 2009-04-09 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] playswithworms.livejournal.com
Noooooooooooooo JAZZ! go BACK! Prowl, get your aft outa the office and TRACK HIM DOWN!!!

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Date: 2009-04-10 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
*snickers*

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Date: 2009-04-09 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puffitheinsane.livejournal.com
*waves Clue!Crowbar threateningly* JAZZ, GET YOUR AFT BACK IN FRONT OF THAT DOOR OR SO HELP ME I WILL BEAT YOU ABOUT THE FACE AND HANDS AND THEN TELL RATCHET YOU WENT OUT AND SLAGGED YOURSELF!

Poor TFA!Jazz. *cuddles him*

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Date: 2009-04-10 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
*blinkblink* *edges away*

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Date: 2009-04-09 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidamling.livejournal.com
D8 Jazz, you get your shiny black and white aft back to that door before I get someone to drag and glue you there!!

Oh, heartstring tugging. But in a good way. Loved Prowl picking up on something.

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Date: 2009-04-10 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Thank you ^_^
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Date: 2009-04-10 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
;P *attempts to prod mech in correct direction*

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Date: 2009-04-09 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catraven.livejournal.com
Wah! Our babies are suffering! G1!Jazz, get your aft back to Prowl's office. G1!Prowl, go get Jazz! TF:A Jazz, the minute you get back to Earth, go tell Prowl how you feel. TF:A Prowl, the MINUTE Jazz gets back to Earth, lock him in your quarters!

There, all fixed. :D

This is a wonderul story. I love the twists, turns and emotion. Ignore my solution, I can't wait to see how you work this out!

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Date: 2009-04-10 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
^_^ Glad you like it!

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Date: 2009-04-09 05:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] bookworm-faith.livejournal.com
*sighs* *gets out the Clue Bat* Stubborn, stubborn mechs! See, look, SENTINEL is learning, you should (and I can't believe I'm saying this) learn from his example!

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Date: 2009-04-10 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
It is a little weird to have Sentinel be the grown up here ^_^;;

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Date: 2009-04-09 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dvana.livejournal.com
*watches the horde of fangirls with clue bats, clue-by-fours and plain ol' pitchforks*

We are a scary bunch. Lol at least you know you've got everyone's attention. I loved Prowl thinking he heard something; I swear he's gonna have to take matters into his own hands here pretty soon.

Thanks for the update, wonderful to wake to.

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Date: 2009-04-10 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
>.> <.< Hooboy, is that an understatement. *hides*

Glad you like :3

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Date: 2009-04-09 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmdrtekk.livejournal.com
“No matter what anyone else thinks, I earned my rank in my dimension fair and square. I’d not have survived this long by being both loud-mouthed and a complete idiot."

Yeah and a bunch of luck. But I like how you are showing Sentinel does have some smarts, even if they are buried 98% of the time.

Prowls door wings are sensitive apparently.

The pace of your story here continues to be good. Not rushed, covering the details even, but not dragging everything out.

Thank you for sharing.

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Date: 2009-04-10 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Thank you for reading ^_^ Glad you enjoy this.

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Date: 2009-04-09 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prancingtiger86.livejournal.com
nuh uh bad Jazz *makes a grab for one of his helm horns* lol another great installment and its nice to see a different side to Sentinel, they should do that to him in the cartoon because he drives me up the wall at full speed sometimes. Can't wait for part 10!!

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Date: 2009-04-10 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
^_^ Working on it. Sentinel did become a Prime, there has to be some plausible reason.

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Date: 2009-04-09 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quark101.livejournal.com
G1!Jazz? Get back there and talk to the mech. *shakes head*


Can;t wait for the next part.

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Date: 2009-04-10 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Working on it ^_^

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Date: 2009-04-09 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bookscrazygirl.livejournal.com
*glances at other comments* Ya know, if G1 Jazz doesn't confess next chapter, you're gonna have a riot on your hands and Ratchet's probably gonna have to fix him from the number of clue bat wielding fans that are going to hit him.

*Grabs a clue bat* Including me. Jazz! Get back there and smooch Prowl, NOW!

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Date: 2009-04-10 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
*nodnod* I know. And the slagger's smirking at me over it too, since he's a Porsche and can outrun me. *sighs and builds bunker*

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Date: 2009-04-09 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mmouse15.livejournal.com
Oh, Jazz. Don't you know faint spark never won fair mech? *headdesk* Don't chicken out now...

Well, darn. OK, Prowl, balls in your court, proceed!

I'm beginning to like Sentinel the way you write him. I hope he can offer some good advice to TFAJazz.

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Date: 2009-04-10 05:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Thank you ^_^ I thought he deserved something better after what I did to him.

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Date: 2009-04-09 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreamer-way.livejournal.com
Oh Jazz, just walk up to him and give him a big ol' wet one!!! XD But I have to say I like how you have Sentinel in this one. I suppose he is a jerk most of the time, but really we can forget he did earn his rank somehow. And it is nice to see him being a friend to Ani Jazz like that.

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Date: 2009-04-10 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Thanks ^_^ Sentinel just needs hugs. And maybe a good processor tune up from time to time, courtesy of a good aft kicking...

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Date: 2009-04-10 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gimme-cover.livejournal.com
Jazz!! You chicken!! Go back there now and confess your feelings for Prowl! Then shag him like theres no tomorrow! XD

Lovin' this! ^_^

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Date: 2009-04-10 05:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Thank you :3

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