It was a calm night. One which makes you want to go out and watch stars and the moon or just be outside. In the forest near the Crown city, the local will life was either going to sleep or starting their night activities. Of course, tonight was far different compared to others.
Steeljaw was passing through the forest, looking for any Decepticon prisoner who could join his pack. So far he got only three. Five if he counts mini-cons. Yes, recently he found Fracture and his mini-cons, Divebomb and Airazor. By what they told they came for bounty but were stopped thanks to Autobots. But what really got his interest when they mentioned Star Supreme was there.
"Are you positive it was her?”
"She was the very last reason we needed to leave.” said Airazor.
"You know what powers she has. We would have been scraped,” said Divebomb.
"But like we said, it is her. That weird local look she has is probably meant cover her identity,” said Fracture.
Yes, they were right. Even Steeljaw couldn’t recognize her when she showed up in the damn. And he had to wound her. Well, that won’t surprise if she doesn’t want to negotiate with him like he suggested. Steeljaw was passing by when he heard a strange sound. No, that’s not the word voice. Voice that was singing.
"I lose my way, no one cares.
The words I say, no one hears.
My life it seems
Is a world of dreams.”
Usually, he would ignore such a thing, but he couldn’t help to think that he has heard that voice before. So, he decided to follow it.
"Deep in the night, you’ll find me.
Dream and you’re right behind me.
Stay if you will stay
We’ll dream the night away.”
He kept going on passing through the trees and bushes while the voice came clearer. Soon he moved leaves from the view to who is singing and his surprise he found out it’s Star Supreme.
"Dreams to dream in the dark of the night
When the world goes wrong, I can still make it right
I can see so far in my dreams
I’ll follow my dreams
Until they come true.”
Elena was passing by in her night-clothes and blanket around her. She had found a lake where local creatures came to drink. So, no one wasn’t there at moment. Then she started to walk on the water.
"There is a star waiting to guide us
Shining inside us when we close our eyes!”
Just in the middle of the lake, she raised her hands like commanding water to get up and taking many different forms. Those forms looked like bots in different shapes and sizes
"Come with me, you will see what I mean,
There’s a world inside no one else ever sees.
You will go so far in my dreams,
Somewhere in my dreams,
Your dreams will come true.”
One of the watery figures looked like Optimus standing dashingly with different armor like it was supposed to be for a ball, while Elena looks from aside how things go in this act of hers. Then someone comes forward. The other watery figure was femme in beautiful dress armor. She curtsies while Optimus bows as accepting something, which turns out to be the dance. Elena dance by herself while water copy of her father and his dance partner dances gracefully.
Steeljaw wasn’t putting any attention on what was going on with water figures if not on Elena. The way she moved was something enchanting. To be honest no one has seen Star Supreme doing anything. The only image was a spark-broken child who has lost interest in life in Cybertron. But now it was like seeing her with a different point of view. Could it be that in this planet she lets all out?
"Don’t let go, if you stay close to me
In my dreams tonight, you will see what I see
Dreams to dream, as near as can be
Inside you and me, they always come true,”
Elena kept dancing on her own before returned back to dry land. Most of the water figures had disappeared back down into calm water leaving a dancing couple of her father and his dance partner. Then Elena placed her hands forward and the dancing couple started to shrink bit by bit until there was small ice figurine of the couple on Elena’s hands.
"Inside you and me, they always come true.”
Elena smiled on the crystal figures before she heard some noise. She turned around to see what it was and saw a white wolf with its cubs. Elena sighs for the relief. The wolf cubs go to her as to take closer look like puppies would when they go see something interesting to them. The older wolf just comes close calmly and rests near letting its cubs play. Usually, Elena knew that wolves are very protective of their territory or their cubs, but obviously, they can sense her to be different and mean no harm.
Steeljaw was surprised to see her with those creatures. They looked a bit like him expect they walked in four and they were furry, not metal. Probably local creatures.
Little wolf cubs started to play with each other or with Elena. One of them started to bite her hand for fun, but Elena didn’t mind since they didn’t have sharp teeth. But in one point little one bite too hard on her right hand that Elena yelp for that. The wolf pup got bit scared and moved back lowering its ears. Elena tried to calm it down by smiling to it even if it hurt her.
“It’s okay,” she said to it. “I got surprised,” she said while holding her hand.
In this, the mother wolf moved its head closer and started to lick Elena’s hand from where she got bitten. After licking it while she looks up on Elena like checking if she is okay.
“Thank you.” said Elena as she smiled to mother wolf and touched its fur.
Then they heard howling from far that got mother wolf’s and its cub’s attention. It was probably their father calling for them. In this mother, wolf got up and its cubs started to get up and go to their mom. One of them, however, stay for awhile and lick Elena’s hand.
“I come here next time. I promise,” said Elena and picked the cube and gave a sweet peck on its nose. “Now hurry up to your family before they get worried,” she said and let cub go to its mother.
After the wolf family left, Elena started to leave as well. She covers the ice figures in her blanket before started to walk back to Scrapyard. Little did she knew that someone was now following her.
Steeljaw kept his distance while he followed her. He wasn’t sure what’s got into him. What was this feeling he has now? It’s so new. It’s like something inside him wants to push himself close to her, rest his head on her lap, feel her hands on his face. What is this?
His thoughts were interrupted when he has followed her to the highway. He had to stop where the trees ended. Instead of following her he started to look where she will go. He saw her enter into Scrapyard and sneak inside there until she freezes like she heard something. He set his audio to hear what was going on.
"Elena, where have you been?” that voice. It’s Lieutenant Bumblebee.
“I was...Um….” she said.
"You went outside again.” said Bumblebee.
"You got a problem with that?” said Elena annoyed.
"You know I don’t hold anything against it, since you and your Star are in your human form, Unlike we others,” said Bumblebee. ”But you know it might get cold and that’s what you can’t handle without more to wear.”
"I know. I know,” she said. ”Can I go back to sleep.”
"You know you sound a bit like dad.” said Elena.
"Was it good?” asked Bumblebee.
"It was annoying.”
"Fine. I’ll try not to sound like Optimus as long you look after yourself.”
"I’m Star Supreme. I can do that.”
"Can you?” asked Bumblebee jokingly.
That was all Steeljaw hear. But that didn’t matter now. He now knew where Autobots stayed. Now it’s only matter of time to attack. Once he has more intel before figuring a proper plan.