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24 March 2009 @ 04:00 pm
Holding Out For A Hero - Bonus Scenes #9 - Final Scene  

Title: Holding Out For A Hero Bonus Scene # 9 – Compass Rites 2

Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Jazz, Mirage, various others - some canon some not. 
Warnings:
The death of a major character acknowledged
Universe: WW and G1 mix
Disclaimer: I, in no way, shape, or form, own the Transformers© franchise or the characters it contains. They belong to Has/Tak, No infringement intended.  Nor do I have any claim to the songs used.

Summary: His processors and battle computer destined him for the Autobot Tactical Corps, but Prowl has always belonged to Special Ops.

A/N:  Look, I know a lot of readers wanted to see a lot more of the twins and Prowl’s relationship, however it has been pointed out a couple of times during the various bonus scenes that the three of them are pretty hush hush about their activities together.  Apparently this author is included in that hush, hush stuff.  I have spent a week trying to get an extra scene down on paper, but the three are not cooperating.  At all.  So, after a week of no cooperation on the parts of the characters I realize we aren’t going to see more.  Everyone is just going to have to use their imaginations. 

Now, here is the final bonus scene I did have written for this.  It’s short, but hopefully you find it appropriate.  Before you read though, I would like to mention that I really hate the events of the 1986 movie.  I certainly didn’t understand “why” at the time; (big stupid fragging toy commercial).  Even so, in most of my writing that goes to that point, I acknowledge it happened.


 

HOFAH - Bonus Scenes #8 - Earth - Alt Mode 

HOFAH – Bonus Scenes # 9 – The Compass Rites 2

Timeframe is just after the events of the 1986 G1 movie

 

Fate has bespoken,
one of our circle,
we call to our fellows,
gone on before. 

This night we rally,
we vouch for his honor,
we vouch for his courage,
we vouch for his spark; it was that of a hero. 

We call to our fellows,
as eternal night falls,
and the Matrix calls,
rally, remember his name.

 

The singing chant ended and Jazz looked at Mirage in silent offer one more time. The slender blue and white nodded at Jazz from where he huddled within the green arms of his bulkier mate. Jazz nodded back; then slowly he stepped up to the wall and painted the glyphs of Prowl’s name. 

 

“Prowl” chorused the assembled mechs.

 

 

~*~* The End *~*~




 
 
 
kirin_sagakirin_saga on March 24th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
Short, but I still cried.
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on March 25th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
Sorry :(
okamichanokamichan on March 25th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
I want to say that the only way this could have been more perfect was for the twins to have been stuck in there in Prowl's honor (though I'm not sure if the Ops code would have allowed that, and they could have been and just not mentioned. They are in my head.)...

But if you'd gone and done that I know I'd have just out and out bawled.

I agree with kirin_saga, this is short, but still powerful. *sniffles, tries to swallow past the lump in her throat*
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on March 25th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
I thought about the twins, but ultimately left them out for a couple of reasons. First I was trying for as much heart pull as possible with as few storyline words as possible. The previous Rites chapter really helped set the stage for that ability. And I felt it was a much more emotional scene by naming only Jazz and Mirage.
Second was, while I never expressly confirmed what Mirage and Hound’s relationship status is, it is certainly one of long standing and the status can be inferred from the first Rites chapter as well as the Ark Crew chapter. Hound and Mirage's relationship is essentially the only exception to the “unwritten, but strongly suggested you should follow it rule” that Ops operatives do not have relationships and or bond with mechs outside of Ops. So, though the twins were allowed and excepted as participants of a sort one time (a huge allowance), because it was for Prowl's benefit, -and no one was going to argue with his Guardians about it anyway,- they really are not as deeply entwined with Ops as Hound is and the rites really are part of being Special Ops. (I think there might even be an answer in all that rambling).

The mechs of the Autobot Special Operations division in this storyline really are their own entity/society within the larger organization.

The chapter is still a heart strings puller for me.

Thank you fo reading and commenting.
okamichanokamichan on March 25th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
There's an answer in there. I do understand. I love the rambling, it expands the verse that much more.

So, I'll just have to imagine them holding their own little vigil for Prowl somewhere else. ;) They may not have been as close as Mirage and Hound, but, I think, had Prowl not allowed his sense of duty to get in the way, they might have been a little more than occassional berthmates.

This pulled my heartstrings. Is it safe to tuck them away for now? ;P
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on March 25th, 2009 05:41 am (UTC)
"They may not have been as close as Mirage and Hound, but, I think, had Prowl not allowed his sense of duty to get in the way, they might have been a little more than occassional berthmates." Absolutly correct; that's how I see it. The three had what they had and were content though.

Mmmm. Safe to tuck away for now.
Potential Incarnatesilveriss on March 25th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
I should not have read that before going to bed. *tries to breath past the lump that's settled next to her heart.*
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on March 25th, 2009 05:42 am (UTC)
Sorry. :(

Potential Incarnatesilveriss on March 25th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
It's hardly your fault. You gave ample warning.

It's just a heart-wrenching moment. You managed to capture that in just a few short sentences.
Fallen Sith Empresseerian_sadow on March 25th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
oh, you broke my heart there. (even if i knew it was coming.)

this whole series was just wonderful, and that was the perfect ending even if it was tragic.
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on March 25th, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
Thank you.
bookworm_faithbookworm_faith on March 25th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
D: (I truly admire your ability to put so much emotion into such a short piece)
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on March 30th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Myrrhibis or VAharleywitchokami_myrrhibis on March 25th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
Short - & I f'in bawled - cuz I figured you'd mention the 86 movie.

But I *loved* this series & it's been duly mem'd.
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on March 30th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
mmousemmouse15 on March 31st, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
Oh, damn. That was heart-breaking and beautiful and *sob* so sad. You really did a fabulous job of conveying a lot with so few words.
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on March 31st, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
Thank you.
Remenykeremenyke22 on August 8th, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
='|
I cried.
Did this actually happen in the show? (I didn't watch G1)
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on August 10th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
Yes Prowl's death happened in the 1986 movie. Right in the beginning. Him and a lot of other popular Autobots. Popular Decepticon's die soon after. But truthfully, unless you're a kid you're not missing much by not having seen the G1 cartoons or the movie. The original comics were better to an extent. The G1 reboot comics were better yet, and the modern IDW comments have their strong points. All in all, G1 is a lot better in Fan Fic than it ever was in reality. Well.... unless we're talking toys. Those were and still are pretty cool.

If you're into the comics, IDW is supposedly working on a continuance of the original G1 comics to finish off the story arcs.

Thank you for reading and commenting.
Remenykeremenyke22 on August 11th, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
='( Noes...

Thanks for the reply =D
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