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Title: Baby Boom (or, Why you should always read the manual first) Chapter 19
'Verse: G1 Transformers
Characters: Younglings. Optimus. Bumblebee. Mirage. Skywarp. Sideswipe. Ratchet.
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: TF cussing.

Optimus put down his datapad at the faint noise his audios picked up, and looked over at his berth where Prowl was recharging. Seeing the black and white youngling curled up in peaceful slumber and nothing obviously amiss, he turned back to work, only for his CPU to point out a certain pertinent fact, causing him to drop the file and hurry over to the no longer an infant Datsun’s side.


The tactician stirred, optics lighting dimly and the Prime winced at how tired their light was. Resting a hand on Prowl’s shoulder, he squeezed it gently and murmured.

“Prowl, wake up.”

“… Prime?”

“You’re not a sparkling anymore. You must have regained just enough energy to do so. And you look exhausted. Energon, Ratchet said the younglings needed to refuel quickly after their transformation to replace what the change used up. Slaggit, I should have been prepared and kept a cube on hand for you!”

Rising from his crouch, the Autobot leader looked about frantically for something for Prowl to refuel with, only to be stopped by a dry comment from the young mech.

“Optimus, I have the feeling any offspring you have in the future will either be horribly spoilt or flat out ready to go mad from the amount of hovering you will inflict on them.”

The red and blue mech blinked, then chuckled. “A youngling for not more than two minutes and already you’re sassing me. Primus, what have I gotten myself into?”

“Red Alert can brief you on that better than I can, sir.” Prowl smirked and tried to go back into recharge, prompting another outburst from his commanding officer.

“Prowl! We need to get you refuelled!”

“Recharge will suffice in the place of energon for the moment, Prime. And I was having a good dream.” The youngling tactician mumbled into the berth as his optics went dark. “I believe the human phrase is ‘Five more minutes’.”

The large mech stared, then laughed, resisting the urge to pet the young Datsun’s helm, shaking his head ruefully as he turned to leave the room.

“Rest well, Prowl. I’ll let Ratchet know and get you some energon for when you wake up.”

= = =

Bumblebee sighed, looking at his superior officer, deep in recharge against Mirage’s own sleeping chassis, then threw his hands up in the air and grumbled.

“And he’s taller than me, even as a youngling. Figures.”

A snicker answered him, and the yellow minibot glared at the visor peeking at him over Mirage’s frame.

“Oh, laugh it up Jazz. Two words. Image. Captures.”

The young Porsche only smirked back. “And I got two words for you, ‘Bee. Audio. Recordings.”

“He’s got us both there, Bumblebee.”

They turned to the waking Ligier, who only chuckled softly as he sat up. Bumblebee sighed and Jazz grinned, before the newly transformed youngling slipped off the berth, wobbling slightly before heading for the door. Mirage raised an optic ridge at the smaller mech.

“And where are you going?”

“To find Prowl. M’dying to find out if what Red Alert said about him when he was a youngling was true.”

The two Ops mechs stared at him, stunned. The sound of the door shutting broke them out of their stupor and both were scrambling out of the room to catch up with the youngling Porsche.

= = =

Oh that’s just not fair!

Sideswipe hid his chuckle at the pouting seekerling, not wanting to draw Skywarp’s ire. The little purple and black jet crossed his arms, glowering at the five youngling gathered in the medbay for another round of checkups, his two trinemates not as discrete as the red frontliner carrying him about hiding their mirth.

As the Autobot younglings cast sympathetic looks at the last sparkling of their number, Starscream smirked and patted Skywarp on the shoulder.

“Cheer up, ‘Warp, you’ll be able to join us soon. In the meantime, I have pictures of Slingshot and Air Raid after our last-”


“Yes Ratchet?” The face the young flier gave the medic was pure innocence, but the white and red mech was not fooled for a moment.

“Leave the Aerialbots alone.”

“They started it!”

“I don’t care who started it!”

As medic and seeker youngling argued and Wheeljack tried to play referee, Thundercracker glanced to his side, raising an optic ridge at the two black and white younglings watching the on goings without a murmur. They looked back at him in perfect unison, and he sighed.

“This will take a while. Rec room?”

“Let me comm. Prime first. It was difficult enough getting him to leave me here under Ratchet’s supervision without adding wandering off at will to his concerns.”

“Gotta touch base with ‘Bee and Raj or they’ll set Hound and ‘Breaker on my trail.”

“Sure. And since Skyfire’s still with Perceptor…” The blue flier turned and pointed to the Lamborghini, who blinked at him in surprise. “Sideswipe. I challenge you to a vidgame tournament.”

The frontliner grinned eagerly as the seekerling in his arms looked like he was trying to decide who to cheer for.

“Bring it, flyboy.”

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Date: 2010-05-29 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cave-cat.livejournal.com
Well, can't say that I mind a story that never ends. :P

Oh, I want to see the chaos that will become Jazz and Prowl. >:3

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Date: 2010-05-29 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Heh, no I expect you wouldn't ^_^;; But I need to know how this ends, and when this ends. It's practically two years old already! D:

*braces self for black and white havoc*

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Date: 2010-05-29 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wicked3659.livejournal.com
buahaha looking forward to PxJ chaos XD and this fic is just too cute for words ^__^
Edited Date: 2010-05-29 02:21 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2010-05-29 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
*snickers* They still have to get past Red Alert. Or get him on their side :p Glad you like.

yes it goes on and on my friend

Date: 2010-05-29 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soshoni.livejournal.com

They thought it was bad before.

This has so many seeds of future hilarity. I'm looking forward to where it goes from here.

So cute!

I kinda started it, not knowing what it was...

Date: 2010-05-30 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Thank you. Oh yes, they have no idea what's in store >;3

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Date: 2010-05-29 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mmouse15.livejournal.com
Well, hurray for Prowl finally 'growin' a little bit! Now we only have 'Warp to worry about, and it will be fun to see that change when it comes.

Hahaha! Bring it, flyboy indeed. I love watching competative gamers play each other.

A wonderful installment to a wonderful story!

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Date: 2010-05-30 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Thank you ^_^

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Date: 2010-05-29 03:46 pm (UTC)
lady_katana4544: (cute bunny)
From: [personal profile] lady_katana4544
Yay for stories that refused to end lol! xD Can't wait to see what chaos happens next!

On another note ~ Argh.. still having to deal with evil annoying captcha even when listing you as a friend

*snerk* "looter rotten" xD
Edited Date: 2010-05-29 03:48 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2010-05-30 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
^_^ Glad you like. I can friend you back of you like, stop the captcha.

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Date: 2010-05-30 04:07 pm (UTC)
lady_katana4544: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lady_katana4544
^_^ Its hard not too like it. :3 Probably a good idea, even if the captcha is humorous at times.

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Date: 2010-05-30 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Heh, it's the captcha's defence mechanism. If you find it entertaining, maybe you'll keep it :p

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Date: 2010-05-29 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kholulu.livejournal.com
*snickers* Oh I hope Prowl can con Red into helping him and Jazz. And poor Skywarp.

Prowl is kinda right about Optimus and any future sparklings of his too...

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Date: 2010-05-30 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Heh, Opti is such a first timer dad :p

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Date: 2010-06-01 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kholulu.livejournal.com
Yup, and i love reading about it >D
I do hope this helps him prevent them (his future sparklings) from going crazy like Prowl thinks they would.

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Date: 2010-05-29 05:23 pm (UTC)
eerian_sadow: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eerian_sadow
*pets Skywarp* poor guy; last one to get his growth spurt.

*gives the bunny food and treats so that it may become fat and content.*

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Date: 2010-05-30 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
*pets too* Yeah, I'm horrible to this seekerling, aren't I? :p

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Date: 2010-05-29 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] l-shades.livejournal.com
Prime as frantic!papa is so cute. Ratchet and Starscream- unstoppable force meets immovable object.

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Date: 2010-05-30 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Heh, that's true on both counts XD

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Date: 2010-05-30 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tainry.livejournal.com
Hahahahaha! Cry havoc and release the black and whites! <3
Daddy Prime continues to be a delight. And sassy!Prowl! Wooo!

Captcha: the decoyed

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Date: 2010-05-30 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
>:3 Glad you like.

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Date: 2010-05-30 05:15 am (UTC)
ext_190998: (Default)
From: [identity profile] bookworm-faith.livejournal.com
I'm not complaining if it goes on forever either~

LOL poor Skywarp XD Also time to batten down the hatches, we have younglings on board~!

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Date: 2010-05-30 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Eyup. Take cover, Autobots. Prime's desk should be large enough.

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Date: 2010-05-30 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anontfwriter.livejournal.com
AWESOME! ^__^ Can't wait for more!

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Date: 2010-05-31 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Thanks ^_^
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Date: 2010-05-31 06:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Thank you ^_^

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Date: 2010-06-06 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanjuno.livejournal.com
And of course Starscream is being a difficult youngling, eh? And poor Skywarp. It's his own fault for wearig himself out like that though. XD He's going to cause so much havoc when he finally levels up. *gigglefits* At least the rest of them will have gotten the adults prepared for the invasion.

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Date: 2010-06-06 09:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Heh, yeah, Sideswipe thought Mirage and 'Bee had it bad? He hasn't seen what a full trine of seeker younglings can do when inspired :p

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Date: 2010-06-08 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmdrtekk.livejournal.com

You continnue to make this a fun story.

THank you for sharing.

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Date: 2010-06-08 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Thank you for reading ^_^

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Date: 2010-09-21 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arirashkae.livejournal.com
Rereading the whole fic for the giggles and tooth rot (Hey, my dentist said my teeth are fine! I can indulge! LOL). Pouty Skywarp is adorable!

Of course, given that it's all Sideswipe's fault that Skywarp didn't get enough rest to grow up, I can see him guilting Sides for all it's worth. ^_^ And the image of Sideswipe (and maybe Sunstreaker) waking up to a youngling Seeker in his lap is just priceless.

So, will the pranks be Sunny & Sides v. Seekers v Prowl & Jazz? Just point them at the 'Cons. ^_^

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Date: 2010-09-22 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
*snickers* I'll see what I can do :3

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Date: 2011-03-31 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] renegadewriter8.livejournal.com
AHAHAHAHAH!! Love this verse! Boy is Prowl going to lock Prime in the brig just to leave him alone! XD Update on this!!! Pweeeeease!!

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Date: 2011-03-31 04:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Glad you like :3 I'm looking for this bunny too, I think it's hiding somewhere.

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Date: 2011-05-04 01:14 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I would love to see more of this story. My favorite part was probably Starscream and Thundercracker informing Wheeljack that his reputation for blowing things up has spread to the Decepticons. I have this sudden vision of Wheeljack in a cell suddenly saying "Hey, I just remembered I have this with me" and all the Decepticons fleeing the Nemesis in panic.

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Date: 2011-05-14 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ante-luce.livejournal.com
Thank you :3 I do want to get more of this out someday, but I guess RL has to even out a little for me first ^_^;;

Fear the Wheeljack ;p



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