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From:nottabeater
Date:December 31st, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
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"I bet our Ratch would love to hear those ideas too," says a female voice as bright blue optics twinkle at the old mech.

Yes, this is Bumblebee. With a little tiny mint green femme riding on her back and peeking over her shoulder.
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From:critical_medic
Date:January 1st, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
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The red and white 'Bot blinks at this new face, trying to decide what to make of the unfamiliar Cybertronian on the whole. "Okay, after seein' Kickback, Overdrive and a few others, I think you take it all for odd looks. An' if there are more Ratchets around, maybe the lot of us should just hold a nice little conference over some energon and pitch ideas."
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From:nottabeater
Date:January 1st, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
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"Way to make a femme feel good about herself, Ratch." She snerks as she turns her head and scans the Nexus. "He's here somewhere, but his daughter wanted to check something out, I think."
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From:critical_medic
Date:January 1st, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
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"I fully admit I'm not as charming as I used to be," he says with a grin, amused. "Though maybe 'unusual' or 'unique' might have been the better choice of words."

At the mention of the word 'daughter', however, he does a bit of a double take. "'Daughter'?"
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From:nottabeater
Date:January 1st, 2008 07:11 am (UTC)
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She turns back and tilts her head to look up at him. "Yeah. Columbia. What, you're still batching it?"
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From:critical_medic
Date:January 1st, 2008 07:32 am (UTC)
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"'Batching'...? What now?" The explanation does nothing to assist the medic in processing all this.
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From:nottabeater
Date:January 1st, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
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"The Ratch I know is sparkbonded. He and his wife have a daughter. Neither has done anything to make him less grumpy."

The little green bot on her back giggles at this, then beeps herself on the nose.
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From:critical_medic
Date:January 1st, 2008 07:57 am (UTC)
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"...I practically lived on a maintenance shuttle with four other mechs. No femmes. Suffice to say, yeah, I'm still 'batching it'," he replied with a look of general annoyance. I'm not sure how much more of this insanity I can take.
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From:nottabeater
Date:January 1st, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
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It's her turn to look surprised. "Maintenance shuttle? What happened to the Ark? ...Uh."


((*hugs poor old Ratchet and feels sympathetic* I'm acrashing. Continue tomorrow?))
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From:critical_medic
Date:January 1st, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)
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"It's called the 'Ark', sure, but it's just a maintenance shuttle. I know for sure it's got more bells and whistles on it that what we used it for, but the leading engineers on Cybertron, in all their infinite wisdom-" he responds, the sarcasm in his voice evident - "decided to disable those for sake of saving energon. A lotta good that did us when that Decepticon command ship showed up. It fired on us and we couldn't even fire back..."


((Crash away... and yes, continue tomorrow!))
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From:nottabeater
Date:January 1st, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
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"Oh." She blinks, nonplussed. "Uh, how 'bout I go get Ratch?"
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From:critical_medic
Date:January 1st, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
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Well, it's the first time someone's actually volunteered to go get one of his counterparts...and suddenly he's not so sure he actually wants to meet another version of himself. It could be interesting, enlightening or just really unnerving.

"Uh, sure." Honestly, he doesn't look quite THAT sure, but...he shrugs. "Could be interestin', I guess. Wouldn't hurt to know yet another Autobot 'round here."
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From:nottabeater
Date:January 1st, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
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She seems to smile even with the immobility of her face. "Try thinking of him as a brother. That helps me deal with all the 'Bees that run around the Nexus."

The little green bot on her back beeps, then trills happy nonsense.
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From:critical_medic
Date:January 2nd, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
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"Honestly, that doesn't help much. It's hard to imagine having a brother when you don't know what that's like in the first place outside of 'brothers in arms', if you will. But if that's what I know, I suppose it'll have to do."
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