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Another out-take.

Red Alert rested his forehead against his monitor bank, sighing tiredly. The Autobots had tried catching the two black and white younglings, key word being tried, and not only had they not succeeded, they’d gotten a very thorough education on the havoc Red Alert’s childhood friend and his new partner in crime could wreck.

How they managed to get Blades terrified of kittens was something the security director didn’t want to contemplate. His head hurt enough already, sensor horns starting to spark lightly.

He groaned, and then someone was touching his helm, running fingertips over it in a familiar gesture that only one bot apart from his creators was allowed to perform. Sighing again, he left his optics shuttered and let Prowl hug his flashing helm close, calming his glitch like the chevroned youngling had used to, before they’d grown up and gotten a little more formal in their interactions.

“Are you okay, ‘Lert?”

“As long as you two stay in my sight, I’ll be fine.”

“Alright. Can you explain what’s going on? Who are these mechs?”

Jazz added, still sounding wary. “And is it safe to be around them?”

“Long story. Everyone in this base is safe, you’re not in any trouble, though I expect some of the mechs would dearly love to strangle one or both of you after the humiliation you dealt out to them.”

“Well. They shouldn’t have tried to pursue us. Not the best of reassurances that they mean us no harm.” Prowl stated in a perfectly logical manner, before both younglings shared a furtive snicker and the red mech snorted. Jazz stifled his amusement long enough to continue the questioning.

“So, why are you older? And where are we?”

“We’re on an organic planet called Earth, and this base is called the Ark. It was a ship before it, and we in it, crashed here. You two are older too. There was an incident with some kind of ray beam, and you and a few other mechs were turned into sparklings. We’ve been trying to return you to your proper age ever since.”

“Evidently, that only worked about half way.” The visored youngling grinned, and Red Alert could feel his friend chuckle. He lifted his head and grasped Prowl’s shoulders, looking seriously at the young Datsun.

“Prowl. Do you remember being an adult?”

The doorwinged bot shook his head. “Not at all.”

“Really?” The question made the youngling frown.

“I swear it. All I remember is going into recharge at the end of the cycle, after finishing my homework.”


“Same here, only I don’t usually do the assigned work.”


“Why is this important?”

“You remembered as sparklings. That you don’t now is rather troubling.”


“Prowl. Jazz. Promise me you’ll behave. I’m the security director of this base, and I need to keep the mechs in it safe. I can’t do that if I’m worrying about you two.”

The young Porsche cycled air resignedly. “Fine. You’re Prowler’s friend, and if he trusts you’re telling the truth, then so will I. But security director? Heavy stuff. Frag, no wonder you got old.”

The Lamborghini laughed out loud at that.

“You’re one to talk. Jazz, you’re the Third in Charge of this place, and Prowl’s the fragging Second. Your ranks and clearances have been temporarily revoked, however, so don’t get any ideas,” he added swiftly, after seeing their stunned expressions morph into identically (and frighteningly) considering ones. Standing quickly, he motioned for the two to precede him out of the security room.

“Come on. We need to go see Perceptor. Maybe he’s figured out what went wrong the first time.”

= = =

“Ready to try again?”

Perceptor had indeed figured out the issue with the first ray, and had been busy making the adjustments needed while the rest of the Ark ran itself ragged trying to pin the two younglings now sitting on the berth in front of him, expressions as innocent (hah) as the new sparked. That the Ark’s security director had managed to bring them in peacefully had prompted Optimus to chuckle something about the mech being good with both sparklings and younglings, garnering an embarrassed look from the mech and snickers from the rest of the Autobots in the room.

Prowl glanced over at Red Alert, looking a little unsure, and the red mech crossed over to take hold of his hand. “It’s okay. This is Perceptor. You trusted him before.”

“The older me might, but I don’t know him, Red.” The doorwinged youngling only gripped his hand a little tighter.

“I can’t stay with you, whatever he’s going to use will hit me as well.”

The other youngling on the berth reached over and patted Prowl’s other arm. “Prowler, it’ll be alright. They need our grown up selves back too much to kill us, and I’ll be right next to you when they zap us.”

Cycling air slowly, the young tactician nodded and released the security director. Wrapping an arm about the chevroned bot, Jazz leant close, shuttering his optics tight as Prowl did the same. There was another bright light, and all assembled looked anxiously on as it faded, revealing two adult sized figures.

“Well. Now I completely believe Red Alert when he said you were a real troublemaker as a youngling.”

Jazz’s voice was the first thing they heard, and Perceptor sighed in relief, their head of Ops sounded like he remembered everything. Though… why did his voice sound slightly different?

Once more the Autobots stalled, staring at the two black and whites as they looked curiously back at the mechs. At the back of the room, Skywarp practically toppled over laughing at Sideswipe's expression. Thundercracker was trying to get Skyfire to move closer so he could see better, and Starscream had the most put out expression on his face, chirping something to Wheeljack about how he wouldn't have messed up yet again, to which the baby engineer only replied with his now stock answer of "Of course, Starscream", coupled with earfins flickering with obvious amusement.

Both Prowl and Jazz rebooted their optics, then glanced down at themselves. Two legs, two arms, and they were still their original colours. Realisation dawned as what they were looking at registered. Turning back to the researcher with his helm buried in his hands, the Ops femme drawled in amusement (the tactician, also in similar circumstances, looking upwards in a silent request for patience).

“Perceptor, you little perve.”

Note: A little TF-RotF stuff ahead.


And while there's a lot of stuff I liked, one thing stuck with me. It happened so fast I'm not sure if I was just seeing things, but maybe some of you can help confirm.

When they're getting Optimus to Egypt, they bung him under a net tarp thing. Alongside him is a white car. A white car with what looks like a certain previously deceased mech's G1 colours.

Also, while the 'Bots are in China? I kept seeing Prowl everywhere. I know he's not in the movie and his G1 alt is a Japanese police car, but damn if I didn't hope like mad one of them would just stand up during the scene.

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Date: 2009-06-25 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sakon76.livejournal.com
Aha, so I wasn't the only one seeing Prowl in Singapore! It really didn't help that a police car with the characters for "police" (the written characters being identical in Japanese and Chinese) was the very first vehicle I saw in the film.

Seriously, I think it was a deliberate teasing of the G1 fans. And on my next viewing I'mma have to look out for that possible-Jazz....

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Date: 2009-06-26 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
I thought that scene was set in China...

I need to get the dvd now, just so I can freeze frame it and squee/giggle/build up fannish hopes.

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Date: 2009-06-26 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sakon76.livejournal.com
You're right--I meant to type in Shanghai and typed Singapore instead. ^_^;;

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Date: 2009-06-26 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
S'alright ^_^
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From: [identity profile] random-xtras.livejournal.com
Hmmm, in the prequel comic books they buried Jazz at sea. No, Prowl wasn't in the movie, but he was in the prequel books. And even had lines.
Edited Date: 2009-06-25 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
The prequel books being the pre-2007 movie comics or something that came out in between that movie and this one?
ext_183998: The words Random Xtras on a white background.  Black frame and purplish accent (OOC)
From: [identity profile] random-xtras.livejournal.com
These are prequels for ROTF. There's a novel and two graphic novels.
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
*sighs* The comics aren't as popular here. Getting them is a job and a half, and the shops normally don't have all the issues available.
ext_183998: The words Random Xtras on a white background.  Black frame and purplish accent (OOC)
From: [identity profile] random-xtras.livejournal.com
Aww. Maybe you could get the compilation graphic novels on Amazon?
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From: [identity profile] random-xtras.livejournal.com
And then if you find them... well, I've found the graphic novels to be easier to take care of than comic books.

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Date: 2009-06-25 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puffitheinsane.livejournal.com
Pfffft. Oh, Percy.

So I wasn't the only one going 'standupstandupstandup!' during the Singapore scene! XD

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Date: 2009-06-26 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Wasn't it Shanghai? *needs to check* ^_^;;

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Date: 2009-06-26 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puffitheinsane.livejournal.com
Pffft. It was midnight and I had slept for two hours. XD Singapore, Shanghai, I have no idea. It was somewhere near or in China. XD

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Date: 2009-06-26 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Comments seem to have confirmed Shanghai ^_^

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Date: 2009-06-26 07:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puffitheinsane.livejournal.com
Ah. I must have been laughing too hard at the twins and squealing too loud at Sideswipe. XD

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Date: 2009-06-25 07:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] mimi-sardinia.livejournal.com
I had the exact same thought about that police car.

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Date: 2009-06-26 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
^_^ *snickerfits* Yay, I'm not so odd after all!

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Date: 2009-06-25 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prancingtiger86.livejournal.com
Loved these two fics and i never noticed the white car *berates herself for not noticing it repeatedly* I'm gonna have to look out for that one too next time i watch it. And I can't believe it didn't dawn on me either about the police car *thwaps head with back of hand*
Anyway back to the fic at hand, i liked them both and now gonna have to go back and re-read the. lol ^_^

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Date: 2009-06-26 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Thank you ^_^


Date: 2009-06-25 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanjuno.livejournal.com
Ya, was I the only one who wondered why Sam didn't just use the shard he had on Optimus instead of using it on Jetfire? Ah well... I suppose the movie would have been hella short if that happened. XP I cried when there was no Jazz or Prowl, but Starscream had lines! So I was happy. Plus, "hatchlings". XD

This omake is made of win. Honestly. I giggle like a mad thing. Poor Percy, he just can't catch a break. XP


Date: 2009-06-26 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Well, Optimus was dead. Jetfire was technically only in stasis. And maybe you need a bigger shard (like the one they used on Megatron, unless Megs was only in stasis too) to bring back the dead?

*pets poor microscope* You'll get there, Perce'...

How does one become afraid of KITTENS?!

Date: 2009-06-26 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cave-cat.livejournal.com

I love Jazz's last line. XD
And Prowl, its not too bad. Perhaps you can get your rank and clearance back now that you are technically an adult. *giggles*

Can you believe the movie still hasn't come to a theater near me yet? I have to wait till tomorrow evening. *pouts*
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Glad you like :D

Aww, that's annoying. Hope you get to see it soon ^_^

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Date: 2009-06-26 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misao-cg.livejournal.com
::burst into laughter:: Well, At least they're now adults. XD That's got to mean somethign. Now, Perceptor needs to make a few more modifications and they would be back to normal, right?? ::giggles:: Poor Percy. ::hugs::

I just can imagine youngling Prowl and Jazz and all of their mischi... O_O Wait a MINUTE? They managed to get Blades terrified of *kittens*? ::pales:: .__. Is it to late to say that I think I saw my dog chasing a cat in the Ark? My dog returned, but I haven't seen any cat...

... Un.n Here, have a cookie for this awesome chapter and another for inspiration!! ::hopes to see any sparklin!fic updated soon::.



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Date: 2009-06-26 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Thank you ^_^

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Date: 2009-06-26 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bookscrazygirl.livejournal.com
The question for Sanjuno's comments is, did they know the Allspark shard could bring mechs back to life? Cause Sam isn't always in the know of things...

Love the whole thing, totally utterly love it. I wanna see more youngling Prowl!!!

Also, yeah I noticed Jazz (I'm going to declare that that car is Jazz until it is officially stated otherwise). But Prowl? Hmm... (chuckles at the excuse to go watch Transformers in IMAX theatre again!)

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Date: 2009-06-26 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
There's no Prowl in the movie that I know of, but I can hope he's staying undercover?

Glad you like this :3

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Date: 2009-06-26 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lonegamer78.livejournal.com
Action is SHANGHAI. They openly said Shanghai.

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Date: 2009-06-26 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
'Kay, so I wasn't hearing things in the movie ^_^

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Date: 2009-06-26 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kittona.livejournal.com
I was thinking of Prowl during the Shanghai scene too...^.^ (fangirl telepathy again I 'spose)

If Sam'd used his allspark fragment on Optimus, we wouldn't of had Jetfire and that would have been sad.

But what the heck was that human looking one at the college? I was slightly confused...

Screamy had more lines in this one!!! And there was Soundwave. *fangirly squee of joy*

Anywho... Another awesome ficlet. Though I rather wanted to see what would happen if the seekers were changed into younglings with no memory.
*unashamadly biased towards seekers*

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Date: 2009-06-26 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Human!former is supposed to be one that got it's alt off some sanimatronics display.

Glad you like ^_^

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Date: 2009-06-26 04:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gundamangel.livejournal.com
Okay, since everyone here seemed to be spotting mechs that weren't really there, here's a question for ya. Where Barricade? Did I miss that piece of information?

Anyways, loved this. Joker Prowl is always cute.

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Date: 2009-06-26 09:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
I heard Barricade was supposed to have died in the last movie.

Glad you liked ^_^
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From: [identity profile] bookworm-faith.livejournal.com
I kept seeing Prowl everywhere
that comment? YES. Good to see I wasn't imagining it. Like you (an everyone else on here I see lool), I kept WAITING for one to stand up. Sigh. Fraggit Bay, that's mean, to tease us like that.

In other news....LOL PERCY YOU DID WHAT?

Eep! 0_0 Do take care.

Date: 2009-06-27 02:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
I know. I want to chuck stuff at that man now -_-;; Meanie.

Perce': I didn't mean to!!! >///

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Date: 2009-06-26 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dvana.livejournal.com
Heh, something tells me Jazz already has evil plots for that body.

also spoilers
Even though I knew he wasn't in the movie, my fangirl heart jumped when we see the police cars as well.

Also, where the hell did jolt come from, there at the end?

The prequel (in between) comics are pretty good. The novel? Lots of info in there, but jeebus, how do you make giant robots boring? That has to take effort.

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Date: 2009-06-27 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
*Jazz on Prowl-grade cackling*

Heh, 'robot fighty crash boom bang' has a different effect when converted to text form, I suppose.

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Date: 2009-06-26 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] butterbean137.livejournal.com
How is it that I have seen the movie three times and not noticed the white car next to OP?! *slaps self on hand for being inattentive* Guess I'll have to go see it again! XD

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Date: 2009-06-27 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
*gigglefits at icon* Oh yeah, work it Opti.

Perfect excuse, no? >;3

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Date: 2009-07-03 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brokenwolf13.livejournal.com
The scene where they are in China is actually Upenn university near Philidelphia. They have Dodge Chargers for police cars there. It's freaky! Especially when I saw a silver Solstice and a Charger police car driveing nearly parallel, that was thrilling!

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Date: 2009-07-04 06:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Wow, that's a heckuva sighting ^_^



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