A Wake Up Call
Two days after the M.E.C.H. incident, Airachnid was put in her cell last night as we were told. Now she sits in the corner with her cuffed hands resting on her knees. I some way I felt bad for her that she has nothing to rest on, well the cell was an empty room the bots did not used. Anyway, me and G-Force were felling board at the house so we decided to grace everyone with our presence, and by that, I mean just sitting around and playing video games on my PS4.
When we arrived, half the team was on a scouting mission while the rest were at the base. The others kids were here too, this was their last week of school before the summer stared and all were working on their homework. Ratchet was working on the console, Bee was with Raf, and Arcee was Jack having a small conversation. While Miko was nowhere to be seen.
"Uh guys, where Miko?"
"She went out with Bulkhead, dune bashing again" Raf replied
"Of course she did" I said as went up to the TV and began setting up my stuff.
"G-Force" Ratchet called out "I need you to bring Airachnid her energon for today." He said as he handed G-Force the energon, "3rd hallway door on the right, passcode 4126, Go" He finished as he went back to the console. G-Force looked at the cube of energon before he had a nasty idea to avoid duty.
"Yo, Justin" he called out. "You wanna' do me a favor"
"What kind favor?" I asked as I walked over to him and leaned over the rail.
"Take this to Airachnid" He said showing me the energon cube.
"Why?" I questioned. G-force leans closers to me.
"Don't ya wanna see your girlfriend" he whispered, and smiled.
"G, I swear to god, I will hurt you if you say that again, and no, Im not doing your job" I replied.
"Oh, well if that's the case, I could tell Arcee about how you really like about Airachnid" he smiled back. My heart skipped a beat. I could not let Arcee find out, I don't know how she would react. But I think she would not take it likely. I would bet Arcee would take to the training room and make me be the punch bag.
"Arcee come on, I said I just find her pretty" I said back away from a very pissed off Arcee.
"You're the only reason she alive at this point, if it was up to me, I would have her offlined by now. Now hold still, I want this to hurt really badly." Arcee said as she charged at me with her fists up.
"Fine… I'll do it, but you better not say anything… For your sake."
I changed my size and walked down the hallway were G-Force told me to.
I entered the room and found Airachnid in the corner as usual.
"Hey" I said in a low tone. Airachnid looked up and saw me.
"What do you want?" she asked as she lower her head.
"I've come by with some energon, Doc says you need it." I said as I placed it down beside her
"I don't need you're pity" Airachnid said still with her head in her knees.
"This ain't pity, this is your rations for the day, if you don't take it you could go into stasis."
"Who cares, nobody wants me alive anyways, I expect in a few days I shall be executed for all my crimes" Airachnid said.
"I don't think the Autobots are capable of execution, not while Optimus is here." I replied
"How do you know?" She asked.
I stopped and think for a second, if that really did happen, I don't think I would be comfortable with that. I looked down at Airachnid, she had lost all freedom as an Ex con/ Hunter. I thought back to the events that happened a few days ago, wondering how her wounds were. I sat down next to her in the same position.
"I meant to ask you…how your wounds are healing up?"
"Why do you care?" still with her head resting on her knees.
"Im just wondering? 'Sides that was something that we survived, when it should have killed us."
Airachnid turned her head towards me and looked at me for a few seconds before putting her legs out and rising her arms a little, I could see the scar that was left behind from the wound, it was pretty long, and I felt bad for her.
"I must admit, your medical officer did a wonderful job in patching me up, a wonder why he didn't just leave me on the slab to bleed out is the question"
"Cause he was following orders Airachnid. Doctors heal, Well… in Knockouts case, it's more of, 'healing is not as rewarding as the hurting' type of doctor. Airachnid smiled a bit at the statement.
"Yeah… but now my life is over, Im gonna spend the rest of my life in this cell."
"Well… that could change" I said unsurely.
"What do you mean" she asked.
"Well I mean it is a pretty farfetched idea, maybe… you could… join us?" I shrugged my arms.
Airachnid looked at me like she wanted to slap me. "Are you really blind? In case you forgot, I've done somethings that are unspeakable to the Autobots. Torture, Interogation, and Assassination… The last thing they would do is let me in, even if I am no longer part of the Decepticons."
"Well… would you ever go back to the Decepticons?" I questioned her. Airachnid looked at me puzzled, would she every go back to the faction she left for reasons only she knew.
"I...I don't know... I left their little 'boys' club when I was the only femme on the ship, since the other femme where under the command of General Strika, who were on missions when Cybertron went dark, finishing off any forces left. Since then I was the only Femme to exceed Megatron's expectations, and was place as third in command.
"Well Im not the one to change your mind, you could do whatever you please." I replied as I stood and headed for the door and opened it, but stopped half way. "Listen Airachnid, it was just a suggestion, it's your life, and you can chose what you want to do." I said as I left and closed the door behind me, I headed back to the main area where G-Force was already playing, sitting down in his holoform on the couch. I smiled and join my friend.
Airachnid was left to think to herself again, her mind racing at the options that were present in front of her, but, she simply could not decide what to do. She was simply lost in thought. I wasn't before long, she looked down at the energon cube in front of her. She picked it up and drink the energon. And soon she fell into long rest mode.
After a while she began to have vivid dreams, Very vivid Nightmares.
Airachnid dreamed she was in the Pits. And was listing to the cries of her pass victims. The cries of agony as she was in a fetal position clutching her head.
"SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP!" she cried out to the voices but they just got louder.
Soon she found herself being hanged up by her arms, and lifted off the ground. The cries soon turned into laughs of insanity resembling her laugh.
She then felt a force on her neck as her head was lifted slightly as she looked and saw a shadow of herself, with blades ready to strike, with one aiming at her throat.
"No, Please…" She begged. But her cried fell deaf upon the shadow as it trust it's blade into her throat.
Next thing she knew she was in a white room with no surroundings
She sighed. 'Why am i having these Nightmares?" she thought
"Because you are at a crossroad Airachnid" A new voice rang out in the room.
Airachnid looked around to try to find the source of the voice but it could not be found.
"Who are you" she asked out into the darkness.
"The one who has come to make a deal with you, Airachnid."
Airachnid turned around and was greeted with the sight of one of the Primes, Solus Prime herself.
"S-Solus Prime?" Airachnid questioned.
"Greeting Airachnid, I trust you slept well?" Solus grinned.
"You think this is a joke" Airachnid anger peeked, Solus chuckled at her anger.
"Oh Airachnid, I know about you nightmares, and I know all about you. You see alot of bots want to see you suffer a horrible fate Airachnid, and one that is as terrible as the pain you inflected upon those who unfortualty crossed paths with you."
"I was following orders" Airachnid barked back.
"Following orders and committing mass killings across Cybertron are two different things Airachnid, anyway that's not why Im here. I and the other Primes are willing to give you a second chance Airachnid, change your ways before it is too late, Or else the tortured souls will torment you in hell for the rest of time
Airachnid felt an emotion she had not felt in a lifetime: Fear. Her spark raced faster and faster, the vivid nightmares flashed once again over and over.
"The only thing I can say to you Airachnid is… Change your ways and walk down a new path, one that will bring happiness and peace in your life. I hope you make the right decision." Solus said as everything faded away.
Airachnid shot up from her sleep as she vented out heavy and shaky. Her spark beating at an alarming rate, and her system in cooldown. She looked around and noticed she was in her cell, she checked her internal clock.
Airachnid looked around one last time before she fell back in sleep mode, as small trails of tears fell from her eyes.
End Of Chapter
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