Apr. 28th, 2009 @ 10:21 am
Myrrh pat pats Optimus, and then looks up at the others again and watches their interaction a moment before her optics track something to one side of them. "Cloudtrader? Are you supposed to be here?"
Optimus blinks and follows her gaze, then frowns and looks a little unsettled when he can't see anyone.
"Cloudtrader?" Swindle looks around, ad then notices the ghosty form of the little Seeklet hiding behind Blitzwing's leg. "How'd you get here?"
Blitzwing shifts to Icy, "So he is here? It's not Random messing with us?"
"You know him." Myrrh looks back and forth between the mechs. "Yes. He's here."
"I wanted to find you, so I did!" comes the faint and very happy reply to Swindle's question.
Cue facepalming Swindle. "Please tell me that at least one of the Seekers knows you're with us?"
"I told Aster. She said 'whatever'." Blitzwing might feel a faint pat pat on his leg. Cloudtrader wishes one of his new friends could pick him up, but he knows that's not doable outside the dream. He's not really bothered by this, though, and his big blue optics sparkle as they look back up at Swindle.
"Er," says Optimus uncertainly. "Who's Cloudtrader?"
Relief flooded Swindle's features at that, "Well, at least she's not going to want to tear me apart for this..." he says.
Blitzwing at least doesn't jump when he feels the touch. "Curious..." is all he says.
"Cloudtrader...is one of Starscream's clones..." Swindle says, "Or so we heard. Unsure which reality he came from. He's Starscream's innocence.."
Optimus goes 0_o. "Starscream has innocence?"
"That's why he's dead," says Myrrh gently.
"Aster wouldn't do that," says Cloudtrader, looking at Swindle like he thinks the older mech's making a joke.
Blitzwing might feel some of the little guy's happiness transmitting through the touch.
"I think that was everyone's response when they first find out," Icy smirked lightly.
"Maybe not...but I don't want to take the chance..." Swindle says, "And even then, if Zoe got wind of it, they would be fighting, and..."
"I'm not surprised." Optimus watches Swindle and Cloudtrader, and wonders who Zoe and Aster are, and why they'd be fighting.
"I don't see how he followed us," Blitzwing says with a slight frown.
"The dead are very good at homing in on those they know and love," says Myrrh softly, smiling as the big-eyed Seeklet peeks at her. "And those who embrace their condition are not bound by time and space as the living are."
"That explains alot," Blitzwing says, bopping Swindle on the head, much to the smaller 'Con's annoyance, "He still acts like he's online most of the time!"
"Oh weld it, you..." Swindle says, crossing his arms.
"Some still have business on this side of the veil." Myrrh gives Swindle a look of gravely amused sympathy at the teasing.
"And some make sure of it," Blitzwing smirks again.
"I have...theories...why I'm still around..." Swindle says.
"And all involve Zoe," Blitzwing snerks. Swindle just smirks back.
"Zoe?" asks Myrrh, tilting her head quizzically.
"His sparkmate," Blitzwing says with an even wider smirk. Swindle just rolls his optics and lets him.
"Ahhh. And she's still alive." Myrrh's viz scanners brighten slightly as she thinks she understands.
"It's a bit...more complicated that that..." Swindle says, "I think I went offline so I could meet her..."
Yes, that's what it sounds like. ^^
"I don't understand." Myrrh sits up a little, focusing on him with puzzled interest.
Swindle pauses for a few moments, then sighs lighlty, "I went offline before we even met. We're both from different realities. She died too, but her spark was put into another shell. We met in the Dream..."
"Mostly due to a 'misunderstanding' over him selling something of hers, and lots and lots and LOTS of duct tape!" Blitzwing says, switching to Random and laughing.
"Yes...there was that..." Swindle would be blushing now.
"Ohhh." Myrrh nods her understanding as Optimus surprises himself by giving Swindle a sympathetic look. The young Prime learned back in Academy just how bad it can be to offend a femme.
Swindle grins a bit, "Of course now I couldn't even think of existing without her."
"So..." says Optimus slowly. "She's dead too? Or...."
Confused Prime. Yup.
"Um, no...not now..." Swindle says, "Blitzwing knows it better, they used one of Pitascream's...erm, Starscream's clone shells to house her spark, so she's online again."
"So her spark never went out," says Myrrh with interest.