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07 May 2008 @ 09:56 pm
Bouncing Balls 5  

Title:  Bouncing Balls 5
Rating:  G
Characters/Pairings:  Starscream, Skywarp, Thundercracker
Warnings:  None
Universe:  G1

Summary:  The prank gets a new home
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.

The tiny brightly colored rubber balls just kept pouring out of his room and flooding their bouncing and rolling way down the hall.  Starscream stood and stared in puzzlement.  Then he bent down and scooped up a handful of the tiny things.  Closer examination showed them to be nothing more than they appeared.  They were merely tiny miniscule balls of rubber in obnoxiously cheerful colors.  As the flood of exiting balls slowed and came to a stop, Starscream peered into his quarters.  The balls that remained, and there were plenty, lay on every horizontal surface.  Looking at the mass of balls now scattered along the floor of the hall in both directions from his door, Starscream realized that the balls must have been packed into almost every spot of open space in his quarters, just waiting for him to open the door.  Having evaluated the situation, Starscream opened a comm. line to his trine mates.  This little mess had Skywarp’s name all over it.  And where one found Skywarp, one could find Thundercracker.

Two hours after Starscream had freed the bouncing balls from their captivity in his quarters, found Skywarp and Thundercracker on their hands and knees still scooping the annoyingly tiny balls into supply crates.  There was no doubt in Skywarp’s CPU who had done this to them.  Ok, technically, it’d been done to Starscream.  But he was they’re trine mate.  And they were the ones cleaning it up anyway.  As Skywarp thought on it, more and more of how this prank had been pulled off formed in his processor. 

“Hey TC, I was thinking, Starscream never said what we’re supposed to do with these once we get them picked up.  We’re just supposed to pick them up.”  Thundercracker looked over at his mate with a glare. 

“No, I’m not picking these up a second time.  Having to pick up after this prank of yours once, is enough.  So keep scooping.”

“How many times do I have to tell you, it’s not my prank.  I’m being framed.  And we won’t have to pick them up if we do it right.”

“No. Everyone is going to know that we had possession of these things.  I am not picking ‘em up again”

“Come on TC, this is one of those pranks that really needs to be passed on.  And if you think I’m going to let those two pip squeaks get away with this, you’re out of your processor.”


Ignoring his partners negative responses, Skywarp continued on, knowing Thundercracker would ultimately come around.  “I figure these were dropped in through the vent system.  I mean it’s really the only way they could have filled the entire room up with these things.  Drop them in from the top.  We’ll need some supplies.”


“We can use the same method.”

Thundercracker paused in his scooping and glanced up at the security camera, then at Skywarp.  “Warp, I’m not going up against Soundwave.  And you need your processor checked if you are actually considering it.”

“First, were not going up against Soundwave.  Were going up against Rumble and Frenzy.  And second, I’ve pranked Ol’ Soundstiff before and survived to tell the tale… Well I survived anyway.”

“Warp, Rumble and Frenzy share quarters with Soundwave.  You go after them like this, and you’re going to get Soundwave. Besides, the last prank war you had with them earned us obnoxiously bright quarters, a tar and feather treatment and 20 hour patrol shifts for two weeks strait.  Not to mention being shadowed by the buzzards or ravage everywhere we went on base for a month.”

“True, but R and F had to clean the main cargo bay, and brig with human toothbrushes.”  We got off easy.

“No Warp, leave me out of it.”

“It’s going to be fine.  Trust me.”

Thundercracker cycled air through his intakes in a sigh.  Unsurprisingly, Skywarp was not going to let this go.

“How do you plan to pull this off?  There is no way we can fit in the venting system.  Even if we removed our wings, which I am not about to do.”

Skywarp smiled to himself, Thundercracker had just committed himself to the plan whether he knew it or not. 

“Trust me.”


Chapter 6
The Lynne and the Lurker: Quicksilvermad_ Twitterpatedlurkerlynne on May 8th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to seeing what Soundwave's reaction is going to be. ::eg::
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on May 9th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading and following along.
cookiepron: TF - BBB reach for the starscookiepron on May 8th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
You kept going! Oh, I love you! I can't wait to see what SW and TC get themselves into XD
Kyra Neko-Rei (Kyra Cat-Soul)kyra_neko_rei on May 8th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
Get Megatron next, PLEASE?????
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on May 8th, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
I just have this fear that if Megatron gets pranked by this, he's not going to take it very well at all. I'm not sure he could see the humor in something like this without pulling out his fusion canon. Especially if they get him on a 'bad' day. Pranking Con's can be hazardous to your health, even if you yourself are a Con.

Thanks for reading and commenting.
Kyra Neko-Rei (Kyra Cat-Soul)kyra_neko_rei on May 8th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
What if Rumble and Frenzy pranked Starscream back, putting them in his room, and Megatron went there looking for Starscream and caught it then? It wouldn't be a prank at him, it'd be at Starscream; he'd get the bemused surprise at the bouncy balls and none of the anger at being pranked.
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on May 8th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
OK, I’ll say, (admit to) this much, Megatron does learn of the balls at some point. I mean it's his ship/base afterall. He's going to learn at some point. But it's a very, very brief (if you blink you will miss it) appearance (or maybe it’s a disappearance he makes?).

Besides, Rumble and Frenzy already know who they are going to prank.
Kyra Neko-Rei (Kyra Cat-Soul)kyra_neko_rei on May 8th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
OK . . . *still wishes for more Megatron, but little is better than none*
missusmandy on May 8th, 2008 07:16 am (UTC)
Heee! It moves to the 'cons! *does happy dance* And yus! Megs must be got!
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on May 9th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)

THank you for reading.
Casha Mayfield: Casha Forest Sprites__wilderness__ on May 8th, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)
*snickers* And on with the pranking saga! Wonderful!

How long will it take them to realise that it wasn't any of the Decepticons... *snickers*
mmousemmouse15 on May 8th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is good...a 'Con pranking war.

*rubs hands in glee* I'm going to enjoy this next set of Bouncing Balls stories.