Jan. 31st, 2008 @ 04:06 pm
Ratchet turns his head and coms across the way, then sighs at the pert answer he gets and mentally uses it for an excuse for pretending he didn't hear Psych. "Bumblebee will be here in a moment. She can show you the way."
Columbia peeks again, then starts as a second sparkling, this one only six foot tall, suddenly latches onto her leg with a giggle.
"Ack!" Ratchet looks down with shock. "Honey! You startled me!"
The little one looks up with happy beeps, then looks at Gen curiously.
Gen starts at Ratchet's yell. "Gah!""Another one?"
"Another one what?" asks a deceptively meek female voice as a sixteen foot tall yellow femme pauses and looks at Gen with friendly optics. Tiny rhinestone and chrome floral ornaments twinkle on one leg, and she's got a yellow ribbon and a 'free Tibet' bumpersticker.
Ratchet just gives her a look. "Bumblebee, this is Gen and her brother Psych. They're from the same reality as the furry Ratchet. Gen, Psych, this is Bumblebee, and her daughter Honey."
"Nothing! Eh heh heh heh. Hello."
'I swear, you're the only mech around that doesn't have a foot and yet still manages to stick it in your mouth.' Gen rolls her optics before giving the newcomers an embarrassed and slightly nervous smile. "Nice to meet you."
"Hi." She grins and absently lifts Honey by one arm to settle her on her hip. "So you guys need someplace to crash?"
"Oh. Uhm, I'm sure we'll be fine. I mean, we don't want to intrude or anything."
This is, of course, Gen-speak for 'I'd greatly appreciate it, but you're a new person and I don't know if I should trust you or not yet, so I'm just gonna stand off to the side looking like a sad, wet kitten for the next few days until I keel over from exhaustion if you don't talk me into doing otherwise.'
"You wouldn't be," says Bee, letting Honey rock her forward. "We set this place up for you guys."
Then she blinks and makes a belated grab as her little mint green daughter hops confidently over to Gen and snuggles with a soft croon. "Uh. Sorry about that. I think I can get her back."
Ratchet winces, hoping that Honey's not going to engage her magnets and make like a Cybertronian limpet.
"Are you sure? I mean, we can find someplace else if it'd be too much of a bother."
Gen looks like she'd say more, but it gets cut off with a slight 'oof' as she gets an armful of Honey. She blinks with confusion before settling Honey in a more comfortable hold. "Heyla, Honey."
"Bbbb!" says the sparkling softly, reaching up to gently touch Gen's face.
"Totally sure." Bee looks at Honey's other hand and winces as she realizes that magnets have been engaged. "Oh man... I'm sorry about that. She's really friendly, but I think I can talk her into coming back if you're not comfortable."
"If you insist... And that would be my nose," she says with all sincerity to Honey, looking her in the optics.
Gen is about to try and hand the sparkling back to Bumblebee, but Psych interrupts. "Nah, let her stay. It's about time Gen learns how to deal with kids that aren't small and squishy."
The little one nods and beeps her own, her expression ^_^
"Uh. Okay, um, follow me." She turns toward the warehouse. "Wait. Small and squishy? You guys work with humans? Oh yeah, see you, Ratch."
Ratchet just rolls his eyes at her, though he's smiling.
Gen makes a face at Honey before giving a small smile to Ratchet and his family. "Thank you for your help."
As she sets off to follow Bumblebee, Psych answers for her. "Less humans, and more about a thousand different organic races."
"You're welcome." He smiles back, Columbia now sitting on his hip as George bounces around his feet. "Take care."
"Cool. Did you ever meet T'harxians?" Bee tilts her head with interest.
Gen waves as well as she could with an armful of baby-bot.
"I don't think we have. Of course, it is a big universe and we could have been exploring a completely different part of the galaxy."
((totally feel free to say no. Ratchet's just being bossy. The place he's talking about is just a big room in an old warehouse that has some places to lay down and a small store of energon.))