June 1st (Month)
Silas and his team had just recently picked up a weird energy reading on their scanner. He and a few selected men had joined him. Armed with custom made rifles to help bring down Transformers, he went to collect his prize.
"Suppression fire only, we take this one alive" He said. He and his team continued to walk until a noise from behind made them turn around. Silas's men started to shoot and the black blur that was moving quickly between the trees Silas took a random shot to his left and watch as the blur just dodged his blaster fire. His team continued to lay down fire until the blur disappeared into a gulch. His team followed, with his specially crafted night vision googles, he noticed something, a white sticky residue on the surface of the rocks, this was no ordinary bot.
"Tight Formation" His team followed him down
The slowly walked down the narrow path, noticing more of the web like material as they progressed. They followed the narrow path towards the signal, but when they got close, it suddenly disappeared. Silas they heard his men scream out, he turned around to find his men stuck to a giant spider web above him. He stood there until he felt ruble fall onto his goggles. He pointed up and fired a shot but missed its intended target. He was grabbed and tossed against the rock being tied up by Spider webs.
"Don't tell me M.E.C.H. would consider an open channel distress signal from an injured Decepticon might be a trap." A silky smooth voice said as it brought her finger under Silas's chin. The voice belonged to the Ex-con, Airachnid.
"Ill bear that in mind next time" He responded.
Airachnid chuckled. "Next time? Decepticon radio chatter is all abuzz about the work over you gave poor Breakdown. As an Ex Con myself, I really should eviscerate you for that." Airachnid paused for a second "But, an old acquaintance and her nasty little human destroyed my ship and skinned my knee. I need to pay them back in kind, both of them. You see, I may get in and out places most Decepticons can't, but I'm still learning to navigate this planet." She said as she moved her face closer to the man.
"What's in it for M.E.C.H.?" Silas asked in question
"I'll let you live. And since you came to collect a 'transformer' was it? I'll throw in whatever is left of Arcee, after I've broken her" She grinned.
After a long day of hang out with Arcee. Driving together, pulling wheelies, and breaking the speed limit, they decide to head home since it was dark out. Jack being a nice kid decide to 'walk' her home and talk to her. And since no one was around, no one questioned it. Jack was wearing dark blue navy jeans and a grey shirt, with black and white canvas shoes.
"Thanks for walking me home Jack, you're a real gentlemen" Arcee said though her vehicle mode. Jack blushed at the compliment
"I don't want you revved up before bedtime" Jack said releasing the kickstand and went to open the garage door. "Mom's a light sleeper, I don't think she'll understand-"
"Understand what Jack?" Jack turned around to find his mother in the garage with her arms crossed and a very angered expression. "You breaking curfew for the third time this month?"
"Mom?" Jack said in surprised as he took a step back.
"Or why your boss called about you missing another shift at work." She continued. Or maybe the email I received from your art-history teacher that you have been falling asleep in class."
"Well two words mom, art and history..." Jack tried to find an excuses, but none, June's face soften a bit.
"Tell me the rumors aren't true Jack. Tell me you're not racing that motorcycle" June said concerned
"No, wait where did you here that?" Jack said in disbelief
"Small town people talk." June went back into her strict mother self again "I work in an emergency room Jack, I've seen what can happen. Please tell me you haven't fallen in with the wrong crowd" June worried
"N-No, my friends are the good crowd" Jack stuttered,
"I let you have that bike because you convince me that you were mature enough to handle it. But I think you may need a gentle reminder" June said getting very serious
"Message received mom, loud and clear. I'm glad we had this talk." He tried to rush the conversation quicker, but his mom stopped him one last time.
"I MENT, let's see if a few weeks without your motorcycle will do the trick."
"Bu-'' Jack tried to reason, but when he saw his mother face, it was a no.
"No Butts, you are grounded from everything besides work and school, and if you want to take a bike to ether, you'll pedal" June gestured to the 10 speed
"Serious face Jack, if see that bike out of the garage..." June stop to plant a kiss on her son's head "Now go wash up and get some sleep, I love you" she said as she when inside.
'I'll miss you while you're grounded." Arcee said
"Don't worry Arcee, ill visit you here everyday"
"Uh…Jack, I won't be here. Sitting on my fat tires for a week is not an option." She replied as Jack walked her into the garage.
"No no, y-you saw mom's serious face." Jack argued. "Look, Arcee, I feel badly enough that I have to lie to her all this time, but, if you're not here…she going to think Im blowing her off"
"Deep breaths Jack. Your mom works late nights, I'll try to be back in the garage before she gets home, but… no promises."
The next day Jack had managed to dodge bullets when Mom came home early one night. So he told her everything, but she didn't believe a word, At least she thinks it not real which keep the secret longer. But for how long?
"Your ships black-box gained some serious damage in the explosion. But our software was able to reconstruct some of the security feed" Silas said watch the footage as it zoomed in on Jack igniting the ship.
"That's him. My Jack" Airachnid said.
"Our facial recognition will send Jack's image across the web.
Another kind of web" He said as the results came in.
"Ahh, the mother-load" Silas said in triumph
"Government database? Airachnid asked curiously
"Social networking page. Facebook. Everything worth knowing about Jack Darby is right here. Age 16, Jasper Nevada, Mother: June Darby: A nurse…"
June had finished her late shift at the and was ready to head home, she walked to her car noticing that the Parking lot was empty except for a few emergency vehicles and other doctors cars.
"Maybe I'm being too hard on Jack. But he lied to me. And the only way he's going is-"
June didn't finish her sentence as van pulled up next to her and the side door open as a M.E.C.H agent knocked her out with a tazer(Or something IDK LOL)
I decide to get of the house since G-Force was on a mission he got called too a few minutes ago. So I grab my mountain bike and headed down to the 7 Eleven on the south side of town. I was wearing a white T-shirt and long black track pants, and black shoes. I had just walked out with a skittles bag and mounted my bike. "I don't know why but, I never knew Skittles tasted so good" I said putting a hand full in my mouth. 'That's what she said'. I look to my right and see Jack and Arcee heading out towards the factories and train yards. 'The hell? Jack's mom doesn't even let Jack out after 10, even on weekends. Well because he has a job, but still.'
"Something not right" I said 'I just got that gut feeling. 'I better follow them' I though as I took the last bit of skittles.
I pedaled as hard and fast as I can.
I saw how Jack and Arcee pulled into the cement factory and then, a few seconds later I heard gun fire 'OH SHIT!' I thought. I quickly made my way to the back and went in threw the gate door. I looked to see that one of the warehouses lights are on.
I took the opportunity to get closer, I could faintly hear voices. As so as I was close to the back of the warehouse and out my head against it.
"Im still learning about human kind, but one thing is clear to me Jack, you people care deeply about family, therefore the sweetest revenge I could possibly devise, would be to make you watch as I take your family apart."
'What the hell? Since when did Airachnid come here' I thought
"If You Hurt My Mother Ill-"
'Jack?' I thought
"You remember how much I enjoy sport, don't you Jack? So I'll give you the opportunity to save your mother, I've stash her close by. If you can rescue her before the stroke of 12. I will let both of go, unharmed. Deal?"
"And If I can't? Jack asked
"What do you think?" she said. I could hear footsteps
"Please do let her do this. You can let us go, we won't tell anyone." Jack begged to someone
"Enough" said the voice which I so recognized as Silas
'M.E.C.H here too?' I thought in disbelief
"Yes Jack, Man up already…6 minutes.
I saw Jack run out of the warehouse calling for his mother, and soon Airachnid started to follow. I stayed in the shadows hiding myself.
'If this bitch goes too far, I'm putting her down' I though as I made the 'Selector' and choose my fighting style. Martial Arts. 'I only need this for now'
'I know you're not going to play fair this time so I got myself something extra. I smiled to myself.
Few Minutes Later
"MOM" Jack shouted after Airachnid gave Jack a hint as to where his mom was, she was on top of the Cement tower hanging by Airachnid's web. Jack climb to the top the tower to rescue his mother. By that time June was wide awake.
"What are you doing here? Who are these people? How'd I get in this mess?" she asked in shock
"Don't worry Mom, I'm gonna get you out" Jack said as he reached her.
Airachnid climb up next to Jack and June. June was terrified.
"Jack! The robots are real?"
"I BEAT YOUR DEADLINE!" Jack shouted to Airachnid was climbed above him
"'Fraid not Jack. The task wasn't for you to find your mother. You had to rescue her-" She smiled, as Jack went pale.
-And times up… Now" Airachnid fired a web which caught Jack arm making him unable to do anything.
"Take a seat sit back and enjoy the horror show" she said as she crossed her legs.
Jack tried with all his might to get free from the web, but it was impossible. Airachnid chuckled at his desperation. She leaned in closer to him
"You know Jack, she's your Mom, Why should I have all the fun? She said hang above Jack.
"So you get to choose agonizing or excruciating" she said as she spat acid at Jack only to miss him by a little, and hitting the railing. Jack grabbed the pole and tried to pry the web off of him, still useless. Airachnid chuckled at his pathetic attempt
"Well Jack, if you won't decide" Airachnid said getting in front of June who went pale in fear. "I guess its ladies choice" she smiled
"Mom, I'm sorry" Jack said on the verge of tears.
Airachnid slowly moved her hand in front of June ready to cut her. June already had tears rolling down her cheek. It looked like it was over, Jack would lose both his Mother, and his partner/friend.
Jack looked up after the loud bang to see Airachnid clutching her left arm with her right hand. Clenching her teeth together and growling in pain. She removed her hand to see it cover in her blood. She look to where the shot came from and found Justin in Cybertronian size holding an L96A1 in his hands with the muzzle still smoking from the shot.
"YOU!" Airachnid said her voice dripping with venom and hatred
June: Justin? They both said
"Hey Airachnid, Did ya miss me?" He replied with an evil smile.
Airachnid looked to Justin then back to Jack and June "I'll deal with you two later." She said as she jumped down and landed on her feet. "I am going to claw your heart out, right here, right now" she said as she approached him
"Do you remember what happened last time Airachnid, I won our little fight, and this time, I will make sure you don't walk away from this" Justin replied as he got serious.
"Actually, how about I do this" Airachnid shot a web at Justin which made contact with his face. He started to struggle and try to pull it off, as he carried on he's breathing became more rapid and let out a muffled cry. Airachnid started to chuckle.
"Sorry, I forgot that you human need to breathe" She then continued to chuckle until Justin got down on his hands and knees, still trying to rip the web off only managing to free his right eye. He soon fell on his back lying motionless. Airachnid laughed out loud.
"No" Jack and June whispered. Airachnid walked over to Justin's lifeless body.
"Aww, and to think I actually enjoyed your company. Well since my trophies were destroyed, You, Jack, June, and Arcee, will become part of my collection. My new Earth collection" Airachnid bent down lift Justin off the ground and brought one of her limbs out her limb cocked back ready to strike at he's neck and the blade came close it stop dead. Airachnid looked and saw Justin's hand garb it inches from his neck. This caught Airachnid by surprise.
"Ever heard the term 'Playing Dead?' Justin said. With his left hand he punched Airachnid across the face making her stubble back. He removed the web. As Airachnid took her stance.
"I know you would take this to far Airachnid. Which is why I got a little surprise for you" Airachnid looked at Justin. The sounds of something mechanical moved. Airachnid saw metal spider limbs come out from Justin's back. They were similar to Airachnid only the color was black and red. Airachnid was almost impressed… Almost.
"Come on Bitch! Step to me… I dare you" Justin shouted. And so, Airachnid and Justin started to fight.
Arcee had just mange to free herself from the clutches of Silas and his men for taking her apart. What she saw when she came out really caught her by surprise. To see Justin with spider limbs fighting Airachnid was something she was not expecting nor seeing. But where was-
"ARCEE" She heard Jack call out to her. She looked up to see Jack holding on to his mother for dear life. She hurried as fast as she could. As she climb up Jack soon lost her grip on his mother. She fell. Arcee caught her
"Don't worry I got ya" She said.
"Jack? Your motorcycle?" she said in confusion
"I can explain… Wait I already did." Jack replied. He looked to Arcee and smiled, as he did back.
On the ground.
Justin and Airachnid have not let up on each other since the fight started, blood all over each other their blood on themselves and on each other, bruises and cuts too.
"I don't care if I kill Arcee, Jack, or his mother tonight, but I'm making sure you die tonight for ruining this for me" she growled. Both fighters are at a good distance from each other.
Just then Agent Fowler as well as The Army came in with Helicopters came over the Horizon and started to fire at Airachnid. She manage to block the bullets it. But it weaken her
"Looks like you're going to die here" Justin smiled. Airachnid looked to him
"Not if you die first" she responded with the last of her strength she charged at Justin. He saw this and Justin charged as well. Both bring a spider limb to strike.
As they got close to each other. They threw their blades at one another.
Arcee, Jack and June looked in horror and shock as the event unfolded in front of them.
Justin and Airachnid blades went right though each other's gut area. Both leaking lots of blood. Justin saw how none of his organs were out when he looked over his shoulder, which caused lots of pain. He looked at Airachnid's blade and saw the same result. They tried to remove each other limbs, but each move only brought more pain. As they cried out with every little movement
"I glad you'll be joining me in death" Airachnid whispered and smiled weakly at Justin.
"Why don't you go to hell" Justin whisper.
"I'll see you soon then" She replied as she went into stasis mode. She fell over bring Justin with her, as she hit the ground Justin passed out.
Arcee, Jack and his mom rushed over to the damage fighters on the brink of death.
"Now I can finally end her for what she has done to me" Arcee said as she brought out her blade, about to slice Airachnid neck.
"Arcee DON'T." Arcee looked over to Jack with a serious face "She is not worth it. Revenge is not worth it. Knowing your better than her shows you are stronger than her. Now call base so we can bring them in."
"What? WITH HER? SHE'S CAUSED ME NOTHIG BUT PAIN SINCE THE DAY I MET HER AND NOW YOU WANT ME TO HELP MY ENEMY" Arcee shouted in rage with energon tears flowing.
"DO IT ARCEE BEFORE THEY BOTH DIE" Jack shouted with tears in his eyes. Arcee had never seen this side of Jack before, nor does she ever. But with everything that has happened, and multiple people almost dying today… No one needs to die today. Arcee contacted base.
A split second later Ironhide and Jazz came through and help them through the bridge. Followed by the rest of the group
As they entered base, everyone was shocked to say the least. "By The Allspark" Ratchet whispered as Justin and Airachnid were placed on the medical berth
"Ratchet, can you fix them?" Optimus asked.
"I'll do the best I can, but I have no wisdom on the human body" he said as he got to work.
June then walked up next to the doctor, with a determined look on her face. "I believe I can be of assistance doctor."
Morning 9:50 AM
I slowly opened my eyes to see light 'Am I in heaven' I though. I slowly sat up. I place a hand over my wounded area and felt some sort of medical tape on wrapped around my body and felt bandages wrap around me. The spider limbs were gone.
"He's awake" I heard a familiar voice and saw G-force standing next to me I looked around to see everyone around me. I looked to the raised platform to see the other kids, Jack's mom and my parents. Mom crying that I was alive. And Dad smiling at me.
"Hey. How you feeling?" G-force asked
"I feel like shit." I gave I weak laugh, G-Force chuckled. Ratchet walked over to me. "The wound inflected on both of your bodies were deviating, it is a miracle you survived.
"Wait where is..."
I looked too my right and saw Airachnid still in stasis mode laying down with restraints around her.
"I've taken the liberty of disabling her weapons, so she can't cause harm or escape."
"We will keep her in custody until she is ready to talk. But for now, until her wounds are healed she will remain here." I saw Arcee closed her optics and walked away, down to her room. "Justin, what you did was brave. Saving Jack and June from Airachnid."
"Just being a good citizen is all" I smiled as he smiled back.
A moan was heard as we looked to see Airachnid waking up. She slowly opened her optics and looked around to see she was in the Autobot base, and had restraints on her.
"Morning sunshine." I joked
Airachnid tried to escape but no luck. Ratchet told her that he disabled her weapons. She gave up.
"You two rest now. Doctors' orders" Ratchet said as he went back to the console, and everyone else parted.
I looked to Airachnid who was looking at me. I smiled. I could still taste blood.
"Oh frag my life." She said as she laid her head back down.
M.E.C.H. was yet again unsuccessful with their attempts to get any knowledge. But with the footage still in there database after last night was still saved. They were observing the human with unquestioned powers. Growing in size, weapons, and fighting skills, this was something that needed to be reviewed.
"Were going to have to keep an eye out for this one" Silas smiled
End Of Chapter