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Rated T for generic humor, romance stuff---no porn (sorry :D), wartime violence, blood, Cybertronian cursing, and an eventual bar fight...
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Saturday…

Ratchet used to hate Saturdays.

Humans, for reasons that the seasoned medic could not fathom, lumped seven of their solar cycles into a unit of time called a "week," the first five cycles of which were mostly devoted to education, work or a combination of the two.  The last two cycles of the week, colloquially known as Saturday and Sunday, seemed to function as a sort exaggerated holiday, whereby the humans would, on the whole, abstain from work or school and recreate in various ways.

Jack, Miko, and Rafael--the human children who had, inadvertently, stumbled into the middle of their millennia-old, civil war with the Decepticons--were no different from other humans, except that their recreational activities spanned the gauntlet from quiet calibration assists--as was often the case with Jack--to Miko's cacophonously irritating "music."

The latter of which there was no escaping given the layout of their base, a former missile silo.

Ratchet's research required solitude, long periods of quiet contemplation whereby he could focus his intellect.  One couldn't very well manipulate ancient Verio-wave equations, or ground bridge vorticity-flux simulations while distracted.

The humans, in his optics, were a potential liability; a veritable petro-thorn in one's carapace.  They were small and weak, gnats in a war between giants.  By protecting them, they were putting their own lives in danger.  Was a human life honestly worth more than that of a Cybertronian?

Before the scraplet incident, he would have vehemently argued for the later.

Now, the medic condescended to tolerate their presence.

For the most part.

WHAM!  CRA-THUNK!

The ground rocked violently beneath Ratchet's trods, as if someone had just spike-lobbed an entire aircraft carrier.

A round of riotous laughter followed, human and Cybertronian.

Gritting his dental plates, the medic narrowed his optics and tried his best to refocus on the equation that he'd been working on for the last two weeks--a recipe for synthetic energon--though it still shook wildly along with the rest of the computer.

This was going to be a long weekend.

"Hey, Ratchet!" Miko's voice called out after several blessed minutes of silence.

The medic sighed.  "Yes, Miko?" He replied after a moment, his optics still glued to the computer screen.

"We're playing a game."

"Yes, I've noticed." He replied with a sarcastic chuckle.

"Would you like to play?"

"No."  

"Aww, you're no fun…"

"That's right." The medic replied absently, pouring over a new batch of calculations.

"Hmph, fine."Miko stumped off in a huff, her footfalls heavy enough to imitate Bulkhead.

Ratchet smirked and then shook his head.  At least she stormed off somewhere else, he observed dryly.

For a time after, much to Ratchet's surprise, the humans and their guardians were remarkably quiet, except for an occasional--yet tolerable--din of merriment.
  
The console beeped faintly as another set of calculations appeared.  Ratchet stepped back from the station and rubbed at his chin plate, cross-checking the numbers with those that he had computed using his own processors.  Something was off, though he couldn't quite put his finger on it.

I wonder if…

"BWEEEEP! BWoooooWWwww!"

Ratchet's thoughts evaporated…as did the equations that he had just been processing.

Gone.

Startled out of him by Bumblebee's sudden, and unexpectedly ridiculous outburst--the electronic sounds emanating from his voice synthesizer translating as "I am the mop king."

More laughter.

Now genuinely angry, Ratchet left his console and stormed out into the open.  "WHAT IN PRIMUS' NAME IS GOING…?"

Ratchet's voice cut off in mid-sentence; his optics widened and his jaw dropped.

What he saw…was not what he expected, to say the least.
What did Ratchet see? Click here to find out: [link]

Link to chapter 1 part 2: [link]

Those of you who have been watching me for some time, you all know that my brain comes up with strange ideas sometimes.

Well, this is just another example of that, lol.

There aren't that many, non-slash related, Ratchet fanfics out there, so I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring.

The point of this is to tell a love story...a past love story. There will be war, there will be blood; this story will not end on a happy note. Just fair warning.

In terms of ratings, some parts may get a bit dark, but my readers will not have to worry about robot porn or anything like that. So, for some wartime violence, blood and stuff let's give it a solid T.

Being that it's a love story there will be one pairing that will, eventually, involve our beloved medic and a female OC named Io.
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golden1willow Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
lol I read the top first sentece and was like

"Oh, well this sounds like it's going to be interesting"
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praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
An interesting story it is...though it gets much darker as time goes on.
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golden1willow Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
;v;

My tears have never been so active
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NeonSunLightGlow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
OH NOOOO! IT STOPS RIGHT THERE?!
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praxcrown5 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope...it keeps going.  Longer than I ever anticipated, lol.
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NeonSunLightGlow Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Really?! I need to read, like about, oh, my gosh! Now!
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praxcrown5 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do eeet. *wiggles fingers over keyboard*
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NeonSunLightGlow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Love it! 
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praxcrown5 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankee!
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NeonSunLightGlow Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcomee!
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Ellie-Chandler Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
How are you...

Are you Ratchet?
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:iconpraxcrown5:
praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Naw, just someone who's really obsessed with him. X3
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Ellie-Chandler Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
...please rub off on me?
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praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontfratchetlaplz:
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Ellie-Chandler Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
DAT ICON. :iconluvluvlplz:
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MichikoFTW Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
This is a very good characterization of Ratchet :D The few fanfics I read that include Ratchet rarely show his POV, idk why, cause I like Ratchet's witty-ness XD
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praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

His POV is so much fun to write. He's so snarky, sometimes. X3
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Biohazard-Mummy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
:la: SO GOOD SO FAR!!! *Goes to read mooooooaaaaaaaaaaar* :D

-Bio
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Whozawhatcha Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:la: Can't wait to read more of this when you get it written!
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praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! You likes! X3

More is in the works, I promise you. In fact, chapter four is about half written, though I'll probably start on Chapter five before posting 4.
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Primes-Girl26 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
This is brilliant! :D
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praxcrown5 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! X3
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Primes-Girl26 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
You're welcome :D
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DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Dude, your narritive first person is serindibidous!
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praxcrown5 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I really appreciate it.

First person has always been, to me, anyway, to be a bit choppy. I tend to enjoy stories that are done in different perspectives because they seem to flow better.

That's kinda where I was going with mine, which I think might fall more under 3rd person limited (that is, knowing only the thought patterns of one person and describing others as if you were in the same room observing only their actions).

I'm very grateful for your support. Chapter 2 is done, I just want to finish editing chapter 3 before I post it.
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primenatorgirl217 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in love with the way you write Ratchet. ^^
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praxcrown5 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, thanks; I'm just trying to do him justice.
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RainThatFallsAtNight Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Writer
I like it.
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praxcrown5 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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RainThatFallsAtNight Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Writer
:)
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