[It was not long before a familiar face made his return to a Unity Group base.]

For a  year, this place felt so much like home... It feels strange to come back after being on Cybertron.. but it is not an unpleasant feeling.

[For some reason you can almost feel the smile that would be on Optimus face as he looks around.]

Its good to be back. I hope that you have been keeping well?

Screaming Dinobots under the cut )

Constructicons Under the Cut )

[It was some time after the battle. Optimus stands tall before a ruined building upon Cybertron. Not as a victor before the Decepticon Citadel of Darkmount which stands devastated in the wake of Unicron. Not as a returning hero before the ruins of the Senate waiting to resurrect what came before. Where he stood was an old memorial, one that long stood before the war where statues of Cybertronians long past who had helped pave the way for future generations had stood... the basis of Autobot Mausoleums and the Decepticon Hall of Heroes. Despite the ruin that had visited this place there was a timelessness within it as many stood within the shadows of their forbearers. Those who could not be present watched from afar as others transmitted this message far and wide.]

[It was clear that there was still some lingering resentment and friction among the two factions... some were tense. Some believed that this was merely the calm before the storm. That at any moment the unofficial truce that was held when Unicron attacked would finally shatter, damn Galvatron's so called command over the Decepticons.Then Optimus spoke.]

Across the breadth of the Universe many species have defined us by our war. A battle that had stretched across time immemorial to the point where our past became but faint echoes in the solar wind and marred us in the sight of others. Autobot and Decepticon alike we were seen as heralds of destruction, bringing pain unending across worlds. A war that many... that even I myself had been guilty of believing would never end.

A war that had twisted our minds greatly with pain and hate. That made us forget what each of us really are to each other. Not monsters, not oppressors nor soldiers or murderers. That we were once brothers and friends. That we all had lives beyond a struggle that spiraled beyond a desire for change in a world that needed it.

[Across the countless numbers Autobot and Decepticon alike glanced at each other anxiously. It was hard to let go of old habits... yet all the same memories of a life before the war emerged among those who had seen those days. For those who had been birthed during the chaos... making peace and having lives beyond the fighting was a frightening yet beautiful impossibility. A number of emotions could be seen, even among those who would be regarded as faceless... but one stood out the most. Hope.]

Yet today ... so many things that many would regard as impossible have happened. That I stand before all of you speaking now is but a footnote. The Chaos Bringer. The very being that was prophesized as our end has been destroyed! All of you stood strong and faced what could have been the end of our race not as Autobot, not as Decepticon but as a united people!  That in that moment all of you remembered that we are.

And we can become so much more again. For all of us... after what we have experienced for so many years... forgiveness is difficult ... and the road to making amends will be arduous. But after this day, nothing is impossible! I believe in you. All of you!

[The crowd roared as it finally well and truly sunk in... it was over. Some cast off their insignias, finally glad to be rid of them... others proud of their service or wishing to keep them for what they represented to them... be it guilt, pride or the ideals that guided them... it mattered not. For today and all the days after... they could finally and truly live.]

Let this day mark the true end of the Cybertronian Wars and mark a new age of Peace and Happiness! TILL ALL ARE ONE!




[Across Cybertron the words were echoed. And as one chapter ends. Another begins. Cybertron's Golden age has come again.]

[They will rebuild... but today. They are alive. And they can celebrate to that. With a loud whoop Blaster transforms and begins playing a song. As the United Cybertronians celebrate, Optimus regards you. Despite his lack of mouth you know he's smiling.]

I am unsure truly as to how I will ever be able to express my gratitude for the part you have played in all of this. But thank you. Because of your hard work... once again two worlds were saved. And countless others that would have been after had both threats not been stopped.

[As the journey back to Earth was about to be made a number of Cybertronians are also boarding ships. Autobots that want to return to Earth, Decepticons seeking to make amends, forge new lives or prove themselves. As they prepare Optimus and Grimlock speak close by.]

I'm trusting you with this Grimlock. I know that you won't let me down.

"Me Grimlock can handle it Optimus... take care of Cybertron."

I will my friend.

[Optimus and Grimlock share a firm handshake. Soon the Dinobot makes his way over to you.]

"Me Grimlock going back to Earth with Unity Group... Optimus need someone... keep watch. Protect. Optimus made promise. Trust me to keep for him. Others come too."

[As some of the passengers board, one looks over to the conversation and grins, gesturing at you before quickly ducking into the crowd as if trying to avoid someone's sight as Ultra Magnus walks by with a frown.]

"Need make sure... some not make trouble. Keep peace. But will help."

[1] [Autobot City Medical Area] [Music for the Scene]
[Autobot city and Metroplex had taken a beating. There were injuries among the defenders... but foresight by Red Alert and the intervention of the Unity Group many lives were saved. But every battle, every victory comes at a cost. And today... the cost is high indeed. The sky, already stained from the smoke and destruction rumbles as rain begins to fall.]


[Optimus-... Orion Pax lays upon a medical berth within one of the few undamaged areas within the core of Autobot city. His body shattered, both Autobots and human technicians are struggling to keep him alive. Energon feeds and sensors were scattered across his broken form as his air intakes struggled to operate and his vocalizer crackled. Perceptor who had been close by transformed from his enlarged Microscope form, conferring with Ratchet and the other members of the medical team. His expression is grave and his voice tired as he regards those who were present.]

"... I'm sorry. All the damage Optimus took... even if he still had the Matrix... its fatal. He has hours... maybe less at the very most..."

[The medic lowers his head, glancing at his fallen leader. His fallen friend.]

"If... you have anything you want to say to him... this might be the time..."

[From where he lies, Orion Pax struggles to look at you as he raises his hand weakly... trying to beckon you closer.]

[Will you speak to the Autobot Leader in his final moments?]

[2] [A while after Prompt 1]

Exile under the cut. )

[Optimus was still at Sakihama. Currently Autobot City didn't have any pressing matters that he had to take care of himself so he was taking his time to wander the base where he could and get a chance to talk before he had to head back. But as he was moving through the base he'd receive a call.]

"Optimus? You copy?"

I'm reading you Blaster. Is something wrong?

"Well... Nah... not exactly 'wrong'. Its just... well... we got a new arrival. He's coming over to Sakihama to talk."

[The Prime was a little confused by how his comms officer was practically tiptoeing around his words. There's a flare up from the TSEN as a large figure steps forward. Optimus turns to regard the newcomer with surprise in his optics.]

"Prime. Its good to see you again."

Ultra Magnus. Old friend... its been too long.

[The two share a firm handshake. The newcomer. Ultra Magnus. There was something about the way he carried himself that felt somewhat disconcertingly familiar.]

Welcome to Earth.

1) [Optimus]

[After a while Optimus and Magnus part ways, leaving the Autobot leader somewhat free once more to interact with others before his eventual return to Autobot City where he would no doubt be plagued with the many duties of leadership.]

It has been a while since I was last here. Something about the atmosphere has changed hasn't it.

[With all that has happened, it wouldn't be surprising if the base felt a little different.]

2) [Ultra Magnus]

[As for the new Autobot, he simply looks around the base as far as he was allowed. From time to time he would speak to some of the personnel, others he simply regards a matte-black data-pad as if comparing what he has seen to what was on it. Whether it was information on the Unity Group from Autobot City or something else entirely is up in the air. But what can be noticed was that the entire time from when he talked to Optimus and when he was moving around Sakihama was that: 1) He carried himself like a soldier at all times. Always at attention and always alert. and 2) He never smiled. At all.]

[Do you want to risk talking to him?]

3) [Grimlock or Kup]

[Grimlock and Kup could be seen at their old spaces at Sakihama. The former simply maintaining his weapons, the latter sitting on a large cargo container like it was a chair. Either way though something about them felt distinctly agitated. Grimlock seemed to be sharpening the edge on his sword a little too intently while Kup tapped his foot on the ground every so often with a frown on his face.]

[Something was really bothering these two.]

[Despite the brutal fight Autobot City still stood. Already there were already salvage and repair teams working at the various buildings and machines across the outer areas where the fighting was the fiercest. The major turning point of the battle, Autobot City itself - Metroplex was back in city form and along with various teams, both human and cybertronian managed and directed aid to where it was needed. The two combiners Superion and Defensor were already back in their component teams and doing their part to assist... more or less. There were a few more aggressive members in each team that preferred to just keep to patrolling rather than assisting with the various aid efforts. Understandable in a way though.]

[But either way, the success that Metroplex and the Combiner teams was only achieved through the time bought for them to prepare by both Optimus Prime as well as the Unity Group. And there was much owed to the heroes of the hour.]

I truly owe everyone a debt of gratitude that can never truly be repaid. The lives that were saved, those today and those yet to come... because of your actions they have built a future and proven that how much can be accomplished through unity. I want you all to know that no matter what happens, you will always be welcome at Autobot City.


[For those of you who want to talk to Metroplex, you would find yourself led to where a large mechanical sphere with numerous spire-like protrusions, lights and holographic projections across its surface seemed to be plugged into various parts of the floor and ceiling. You would soon find out that this massive thing is the citybot's brain module.]

Hello friend.

[Accompanying the voice were the words themselves, swirling around from the various holographic images flitting back and forth across the supercomputer that made up Metroplex's mind. Appearing in Cybertronian at first but soon flickered and reconfigured into english within moments.]

Massive Thing Under Here )

[Mingle/Speak to one of the Autobots?]

[With the events taking place after the latest engagement, Optimus has finally decided to act upon something he had been pondering for a while now.]

Commander Antov, if there is no trouble I would like to discuss something with you.

[Well whatever it is, he's taking it up with the commander... the results thereof...]

[Are shown on a worldwide broadcast. Similar to Hetepheres announcing the Gebians, Optimus has revealed the presence of the Autobots to the world. A number of ESUN officials of course already knew but this time it was all out in the open. The reason for this wasn't just to have an alliance out in the open, but also a deeper reason than that.]

Arrangements have been made with the heads of the Earth Sphere United Nations to allow my people to build a settlement on Earth. In a show of good faith in the hope that our two species can work towards a future in which we stand together, we offer those who have been displaced by war or tragedy a place of safety to rebuild your lives.

We have felt the pain of such as that for many millenia. We will do our best to help those who have suffered the same.

[This was why. Not just to build a safe haven for Autobots or Cybertronians who want to flee from the war, but for people on Earth who have suffered.The talk carries on for a long while, many questions asked - some things people knew, some they didn't. Optimus deals with the questions with surprising patience despite how outright offensive some of them got.]

(OoC: While this is primarily a mingle/react prompt, you can also choose to speak to Optimus after the speech.)

3) [Frontdated to a few days later] [Keep to one thread]
[Optimus and a few of the Autobots have went to survey the site that would be the birthplace of Autobot City. Already construction crews are working, but that was not where the Autobot Leader was. Rather... he and a few people from the Unity Group who are with him are investigating some strange energy readings coming from a small cave network down below the construction site.]

Carefully now... it is quite difficult to maneuver here... Wheeljack... is this where the readings are originating from?

[The Autobot scientist's voice rings over the comms.]

"Positive Optimus. And from the looks of it its only getting stronger. What I don't get is the patterns... they look really familiar but I just can't place them..."


[A video broadcast pops up around the base. To everyone's great surprise its Optimus Prime.]

Everyone, I know that the past few days have been difficult for a great many of us. However we should not be discouraged by whatever adversity awaits. As such I am organizing a team building exercise in the hangars at Sakihama Base.

[Optimus' head inclines forward slightly in a polite nod.]

I would like to make it clear however that though this exercise is aimed to better allow us to trust one another attendance is not mandatory.

Thank you for your time.


[As everyone gathers in the Hangars of Sakihama, the 'team building exercise' is revealed... its more or less a large makeshift theater area with enough room for many people. What is on show you ask? Well what it is may surprise you. Soap Operas. Not Cybertronian ones. EARTH MADE Soap Operas. Now this may seem silly, but the reasoning used behind this was, to bond with your comrades by trusting them to see you when your emotions are unguarded. Of course that could just be utter bull.]

[Optimus and Grimlock watch stoically, though there were the odd, occasional noises that imply that if they were human - they would be crying silent, manly tears. Bumblebee, Ironhide and Wheeljack were a little more open on their end with their inelegant blubbering, while Ratchet (still having a slight limp) and Red Alert seemed to be somewhere between those two extremes - and sometimes alternated between them depending on how immersed they are in the scenes. Blaster and his cassettes were handling the viewing equipment and were enjoying the show for everything it was worth. But what of Kup and Cliffjumper?]

"Oh for the love of Primus, why can't you just tell her how you feel Wolfe?! You know she won't get it unless you tell her face to face!"

"Can it Kup, some of us are watch-SHE'S IN LOVE WITH HER OWN BROTHER?! WHAT?!?!"

1) [Optimus]

[The Leader of the Autobots had recently returned, and not for the better. The contents of his trailer were testament to that. Ratchet was in critical condition - several sections of his body literally blown out by shots from Starscream. And it wasn't just that...]

I apologize for not preparing any of you for the appearance of the Constructicons or the Triple Changers. While it was fortunate that we were able to stop them before they could go on a rampage... the threat may be even greater if Megatron has had the other combiner groups arrive on Earth.

[Wait. OTHER groups?! There was more than just those guys?!]

There is... a lot you may need to ask me after this battle. And I am willing to answer as much as I can to ensure we are prepared for our next battle.

2) [Ratchet & Wheeljack]

[For those of you who want to visit the downed Autobot... well... its a mess. A lot of his body was actually opened up, revealing the intricate workings of the machinery within... and there was a lot busted. Damaged plating and wrecked parts were scattered across the ground and there were a LOT of cables snaking into the wounds and other areas. As he happened to BE this team's medic, one of the other Autobots from another group had came by temporarily to assist the technician teams to stabilize Ratchet and handle the more difficult and tremendously finicky of procedures so he could be left in their care. A low and rasping crackle echoed through the air as the distinct mechanical keening of Cybertronian rang through the hangar.]

Ratchet! Buddy! Take it easy! You're safe... we're getting you fixed up alright? You're good... First Aid was just here, he helped the mechanics get everything sorted out... you remember First Aid right? Hot Spot's crew? The Protectobots?

[This earned more cybertronian and a pointed look at the inventor.]

Yeah yeah, silly me. I forgot you picked him out as your protege. Course you know him...

[Coughing, gears grinding.]

Just so we're clear. If something happens... He gets my job as Chief Medic, and you're sending my hands to Whirl. Got it?

But nothing's going to happen! You're fine, heck maybe aside from getting some off time you'll be good to go again! Besides, you really wouldn't want your replacement to have to spend his time dealing with me right? His processor would crash in weeks!

[Wheeljack laughs anxiously, despite not having a mouth at all - he was worried to all hell and blaming himself a little for Ratchet's injuries, holding onto the Medic's hand.]

Primus no. It'd be DAYS rather than weeks. I wouldn't wish that on anyone, even the Decepticons.

[Ratchet laughs a little, it kind of hurts though.]

I'm just glad you got it right. I'd feel embarrassed if something blew up after I took that hit for you.

[The two share a chuckle before they notice you.]

Oh hey, you got visitors! You want me to show myself out or....

[1] [Video] [Speak to Optimus here.]

[Well everyone, after that interesting little event at the power plant, there are now three transforming alien robots at Sakihama base. The leader of them now making an announcement.]

Members of the Unity Group. It is a pleasure to meet all of you, though admittedly I wish that your first encounter with my species could have been under better circumstances. My name is Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots. I had mentioned before during the battle that there was a war involved between the Decepticons and ourselves. What I had not mentioned was the scale of it...

[Prime sounded more than a little severe.]

This conflict consumed our entire planet and divided our species in two and had spanned across millennia. A conflict that has spread here when I led a failed attempt to find others willing to assist the Autobots as our numbers... and the energy available across our planet dwindled. It is because of this mistake that I swear that my troops and I will do whatever we can to assist mankind and all its allies in defending itself - not just from the Decepticons, but from all those who seek to cause you harm.

As such, all Autobots present on Earth will make themselves known to ESUN officials and provide assistance whenever possible. A small contingent of which will be arriving to support the Unity Group directly.

I hope that our people can continue to work together. Even after our battles are over.

[2] [New Arrivals] [Speak to the other Autobots here]
Cut for massive size )