Transformers Vortex-Chapter 6Optimus Prime closed and locked the Ark's hatch. He took in his surroundings.The Ark was rather spacious, and had several rooms on two floors. Optimus Prime and the other Autobots explored. There was a typical control room with windows, an energy chamber, an elevator, several living quarters and a large central meeting room.Bumblebee sat down on a sofa in the meeting room. In the center of the room was a holographic screen, apparently constructed to show images or transmissions.For what seemed like solar cycles, the Autobots were silently exploring and getting used to the Ark until, finally, Optimus Prime beckoned for everybody to come and sit down in the meeting room.Optimus Prime spoke and gave off several warnings and procedures for navigating around the space ship, and carefully skimmed through a user's guide he found in the control room. When he was finished, he was about to dismiss them-- but then he remembered they weren't in the training facility anymore, and that he was no
Transformers Vortex-Chapter 5Sideswipe gulped. "...and we're going to Earth with them."It took Bumblebee a while to register this. Finally, he was awake.'Wait, what?"Sideswipe sighed. "You missed the meeting. You didn't wake up early enough. I tried to wake you up but you were too deep in your temporary stasis,"Bumblebee stood up from his iron resting spot. This was too hard to take in. Why would Autobot Council, of all squads, choose their squads to counter the Decepticons?"Why...why did they choose us?""Just come with me. Optimus will tell you."Bumblebee followed Sideswipe out of the dormitory area and up the elevator. Bumblebee found him and Sideswipe in an area of the facility he'd never seen before. It was shiny and the floors were polished. Silver Military plaques and portraits of old Autobot leaders dotted the walls. Bumblebee stared at his surroundings and followed Sideswipe in awe.Sideswipe took Bumblebee down several hallways into a closed-in corridor with a large double door at the end. S
Transformers Vortex-Chapter 4"...Again, this is Ultra Magnus, and advise all of you Autobots around the whole planet remain safe, and report all suspicious activity! Be cautious!"The broadcast by Ultra Magnus was finished. In the distance, the squad could hear civilians panicking, but most Autobots were just hopeful the Decepticons would be counterattacked.For a moment, the room was silent until Optimus Prime spoke."So the Decepticons are targeting a new planet that is similar to Cybertron...I suppose this could mean that they are going to use its technology to power their own army...and they will also likely enslave its people. This is...horrible.""So what's the Autobot Council gonna do? I'll bet they're gonna send some elite squad or something," commented Sideswipe."Boy, would I hate to be that elite squad," Bumblebee said, replying in a low whisper.Brawn had enough. "Well, whatever they are doing, we can be positive it will not involve us, young bots. Now then, class dismissed! Go back to your little room
Transformers Vortex-Chapter 3Luckily, the announcement was repeated for a second time and in better quality. Optimus Prime and the rest of the students listened more carefully this time. They could now recognize Ultra Magnus' loud voice not only booming through the facility's broadcast system, but also outside to pretty much the whole city. Ultra Magnus was the current Highest-Ranked Autobot Authority on Cybertron."The Decepticons have a hostile invasion plan," he began. "The Decepticons' plan has been leaked, and they plan on leaving Cybertron. At first glance, this may sound positive, but I have not finished. The Decepticons are targeting a new planet similar to our own and are planning to use it to power their own army. They will eventually return and seize the rest of Cybertron! I repeat, they will seize Cybertron in the end! I, Ultra Magnus, and the rest of the Cybertronian Council, are currently discussing what to do in response. Listen closely throughout the next few cycles, as we will soon be announcing w
Transformers Vortex-Chapter 2Bumblebee and Arcee had just landed back on Cybertron, exhausted. The two of them transformed back into robot mode and stepped off of the launch pad. Home sweet home, thought Bumblebee. Home sweet home.He looked around at his homely surroundings. Towers of steel, vehicles and other Autobots zooming around overhead, and that wonderful smell of that polished-iron floor that he loved so much welcomed him back. He and Arcee walked around a corner and made a turn to enter Iacon.Iacon was the Autobot Capital city of Cybertron, and definitely one of the busiest. Bumblebee watched as hundreds of other civilians walked through streets, sold goods, and socialized. After walking through several crowds and shops, Arcee and Bumblebee came across the Autobot Training Facility...also known as their school.Bumblebee and Arcee were students of the same squad at the Autobot Training Facility, a campus dedicated to training young Autobots to become soldiers. An Autobot squad was like a class, usually
Transformers Vortex-Chapter 1Bumblebee sighed and sat down on the rocky surface of the asteroid. He began to stare at the stars in boredom as he waited for someone to answer his distress broadcast.So he waited. And waited. And waited.Bumblebee was bored. He stood up and began to pace around. He tried to access his star map again, but it was still out. He was thinking of broadcasting another help message but decided to be patient.Suddenly, he could see a flash of light coming towards him. Could it be someone coming to rescue him? Maybe someone who picked up his energy signature? Overjoyed, Bumblebee began to dance around. He began to mentally rehearse what he'd tell Prime when he got back.But as whatever was coming towards him came closer, it became more apparent that it likely wasn't a rescuer. What kind of rescuer would be as crazy as to be going so fast? They could have crashed into Bumblebee any second!Bumblebee, however, was still somewhat hopeful. He began to run around and wave his arms to make it appar
Transformers Vortex-Chap. 0"Greetings, beings of outer space. My name is Bumblebee. I'm an Autobot from the planet of Cybertron who was on the way back home from a hunting trip but got lost, and now I've temporarily taken refuge on a tiny little asteroid floating out in space. My star map is busted so I have no idea where I am or how to get home. I am broadcasting this message to everything within 5 parsecs from my current location, wherever that may be. Please, if anyone is out there, help! You should be able to track my energy signal!"Bumblebee transmitted his message and sighed.