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I'll take care of you

Bob is actually wearing a small, shy smile as he pops into the dressing room today. That smile grows just a bit as he looks down at the little silver protoform who's clinging with all her strength to his cockpit. "Are you alright?"

The small one looks up at him gravely. "Still hungry."

"Yes." He pats her gently and turns toward the energon room. "That's why we're here. We'll soon have your tank full."

His little charge watches his face as he speaks, then turns her head to see where they're going and goes wide-eyed at the sight of so much fuel. Bob just pats her again, and then selects a cube of low-grade and holds it so that she can drink. Independent little spark that she is, she lets go of him to twist around and try to hold the cube herself. Bob is watching her, not really paying attention to what's going on around him.

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tf_atalanta
Nov. 5th, 2008 12:01 pm (UTC)
Guess who just came in for some mid grade? Hopefully she doesn't seem threatening, right?
scaredymech
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
He glances up at the sound of someone coming in, then startles and holds the little one close as he cringes at sight of the Autobrand the newcomer's wearing.

"Primus... protect us."
tf_atalanta
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
Okay, now this isn't exactly a reaction she's used to. Maybe his Autobot aren't as nice? "Calm down," she says, "I'm not going to hurt you."
scaredymech
Nov. 5th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
The purple and grey Seeker is shaking so hard that his chair rattles as he forces himself to look up at her, and in his arms the small one is frowning as she tries to figure out what's going on here. She heard what the red femme said, but she's still too new to fully understand all the words.

"Bob is good," she tells the stranger firmly, her optics seriously earnest.

"Shhhhh," Bob tells her with shaky gentleness. "It's alright, little one."

He's still mentally reaching out to Primus and trying to muster the courage to talk to the red femme.
tf_atalanta
Nov. 5th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
"Alright, I believe you, okay?" She's trying to be as non threatening as she can... This is certainly not a situation she's very used to, though.
scaredymech
Nov. 5th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
"I... I'm sorry," says Bob finally, looking down at his charge again and gently stroking her helm till she glances up at him and resumes drinking. "I was built with a glitch...."
tf_atalanta
Nov. 5th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
"That's not a glitch I see that often," she comments as she absently picks up a cube of mid-grade.

...Though, she wonders about the youngling, she's seems well looked after.
scaredymech
Nov. 5th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
"A... apparently there was one built after me with something similar," he says quietly, taking the nearly empty cube from the small one as she pushes it away and turns to cling to him again.

Then he looks up again, his expression nearly childlike as he clings to the presence of his master and fights back the ever present fear. "I'm Bob, apprentice servant of Primus. And this is my charge."

"Tired..." murmurs the small one, shuttering her optics.
tf_atalanta
Nov. 5th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Possible alternate? "My name's Atalanta," she says gently, as if afraid her normal tone of voice would frighten him. "Aerial scout."

As far as she's concerned, servants of Primus are definitely something there needs to be more of.
scaredymech
Nov. 5th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
This servant wears old scars, faded now but showing how he had once been nearly blown apart. The scars, and the paint, on his wings are fresher, as though those limbs have just recently been replaced.

"Hello," he tells her gravely as he tucks the last of the little one's meal into storage in case she wants a snack later.

Then those crimson optics search the red femme's face. "Is... is something bothering you?"
tf_atalanta
Nov. 5th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
There's a slight look of concern when she gets a good look at him. Looks like he wound up in the wrong place at the wrong time...

"I was just thinking how there's not many servants of Primus around..."
scaredymech
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
"Do you mean in your reality?" He rubs the small one's back as she drops into sleep mode, inwardly marveling at how much bigger she is since that morning.
tf_atalanta
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
She nods. "Yeah, exactly." Well, she's not seen many outside her reality either.
scaredymech
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
He looks down again for a moment, feeling Primus' reassurance and encouragement. "Auspex... my mentor... says that there aren't as many of us as are needed. At our sanctuary it's only she, I, and Hormah. Though I know others from two other realities. ...Many of them are dead."
tf_atalanta
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
She nods. "No doubt they got caught in the crossfire," she replies quietly.
scaredymech
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
"Ratchet, Cyclonus, and Bumblebee died in the war of their reality, but they only became servants after they'd crossed the veil. Jabez... never learned to live until she'd died and gotten to know our maker." He hugs his tiny charge, frowning and shivering again slightly, but though the fear shows clearly in his posture and optics he's calm now.
tf_atalanta
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
"Ah..." she says, understanding. "I've met most of them in the Nexus."
scaredymech
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
"Have you?" He perks with interest.
tf_atalanta
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
"Yea, not all at once, though, and infrequently. Jabez, though, I met here first before she dropped by the Nexus."
scaredymech
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
He nods, then asks softly, "Have you met Surfer? Her charge?"
tf_atalanta
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
"Surfer... I'm not sure I did." Well, if she has met Surfer, she'll remember.
scaredymech
Nov. 5th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
Another nod, and then he looks down at the small one and rises slowly to his feet. "I should be getting back. Auspex will wonder where I am."
tf_atalanta
Nov. 5th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
"Alright, we'll probably meet again, right? Bye."
scaredymech
Nov. 5th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
"If Primus and the Greater Creator will it." His optics show slight traces of a smile that doesn't make it to his faceplate. And then he turns and walks out of the room, murmuring to his charge as she sighs.
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