The Seeker’s searching gaze grew blank then finally irritated and he turned sharply on his heels and nearly backhanded the Vehicon when he did. “Enough! I don’t care about any of that,” he said bluntly as he brushed past the trooper, the mech blocked Starscream’s wing from hitting his face.
He flinched but resisted throwing the mech off the ship from touching him. The termination of a Vehicon on his first days back on the Nemesis wouldn’t look so good so he just clenched his servos and walked away. If Skywarp was in one of his moods then it was best to let it run its course. Starscream did not have time to look for him and baby him, he never did, that was something Thundercracker took on.
Speaking of their older trinemate.
"Perhaps my efforts would be more … appreciated in finding him," he thought to himself as he folded his servos behind his back. If he found Thundercracker then maybe Skywarp would stop being so foolish. This was not the time to be a sparkling, to be unreasonable. Those days were long behind them.
Skywarp scans the area and it looks like Starscream wasn’t going after him. Oh well. Rest assured then. The black and purple jet turns on his after burners and jets off ahead of the ship, breaking the sound barrier letting out a tiny sonic boom that Earth jets did when the sound barrier was broken, but it had no way in effects Thundercracker’s sonic booms did. Just noise.
He just continues to descend from the ship, he’s going to go exploring for a bit then. Sure he was in the greatest of moods but he at least wanted some comfort along with it. He was a different sort of mech and he fully knows he shouldn’t need the affection he so desire but Skywarp couldn’t necessarily help it..
"Have you um … have you checked the common room," the Vehicon asked and Starscream wondered what happened to his air of confidence.
"I don’t see why he would bother," he mumbled with a slight frown. Anytime he himself was in the common room there was just some staring a lot of talk about him, most negative, so he didn’t see why his trinemate would go there. The more he thought about it, however, the more it made sense … but so did a quick flight.
His frown deepened as he didn’t pay attention to the Decepticon (that was now trailing behind him) as he spoke about the one time he had actually talked to Skywarp and something or another.
Starscream’s wings bounced as he walked along the edge of the landing deck to check the other side. With as much as he managed to get the troop to talk the Seeker would not be surprised if he continued on even if he left!
Skywarp sighs. Looks like Starscream was too dumb to look up. He was a Seeker, why wouldn’t you not look up? His arms flutter then makes Balo transform into his shuriken mode and attaches him to his wing then stands up. Lets see how much his trine leader really wants to see him.
Standing up, he stands where he was, his wings flaring out and testing the air currents. He briefly looks down at Starscream and the Vehicon then launches himself upwards, then fully warps, disappearing in thin air with a vop and a pop of air around him.
He appears below the ship in his alternate mode, flying below the belly of the ship then descends downwards more, disappearing into the clouds. Perhaps a flight might be good for the seeker. Its been a while since he went out to fly around.
Just before he reached the edge of the deck his optics narrowed and he turned to look at a Vehicon that was approaching him with a confident stride. His weapon wasn’t drawn so it was clear that those two fools had not branded him as a traitor, not publicly anyway, otherwise the trooper would have tried to take him to the brig.
"What do you want?"
"You’re not supposed to be out here," he said in a gruff tone.
Starscream pressed his lip components together and planted his servos in his hips as he approached the Decepticon. “Have you seen my trinemate?”
He was completely ignoring the warning, not that the trooper was much of a threat. So long as he kept the mech talking he could keep looking around.
"Skywarp … he talks to you all, doesn’t he?"
Now, coming close to the Vehicon, he turned to the left and continued to idly walk as he spoke.
"Sometimes but I don’t kno—"
"—know where he is? Then I suggest you let me find him," he cut in sharply as he look back at the mech before checking for the other at the edge of the landing deck.
Skywarp turns as he hears two voices. Balo makes a huff through his nasal cavaties. The two of them observe the two talking but don’t do anything otherwise.
His optics narrowed. Starscream should know how much Skywrap loved the sky, perhaps throughout the war and separation, he had forgotten how much Skywarp loved ‘hiding’ and going up to the highest places possible. He would have left the ship but he was too lazy to do so.
Perhaps he should send some sort of signal? Nah. Skywarp turns back around and sits in his spot with Balo still in his lap, picking at his helm again. Speaking over the connection bond between Balo and himself. //I dont know how you can hit your head against things or whatever and not get a processor ache.//
The wind whistled past him, picking up for the briefest of moments before settling down and Starscream crossed his arms as his winds shifted slightly. “Well if he’s not in the ship, he must be out here,” he said slowly to himself.
With Skywarp cutting himself off completely and his energy signature not of much help, finding him was going to be more trouble than it was probably worth considering him mood had not likely improved.
The Seeker frowned and he started to walk along the deck. Perhaps his trinemate was tucked in a corner somewhere or flying along the ship?
Skywarp was still sitting on one of those ‘spikes’ that extended from parts of the ship, just above and off to the side of the flight deck. It wasn’t that hard to spot if you happened to look up and over to the left.
He senses someones down below on the flight deck but he doesn’t stirr nor make acknowledgement of it. Perhaps it was one of the drones taking off to gosh knows where but he doesn’t know, with the bond blocked off and it weakened anyways, it was hard to tell apart without looking.
A sigh leaves through his vents as his wings fan out, taking in the warmth of the afternoon sun.
"Why not? I’d do it just to tick you off~" He grins. His wings dip though at his threat. "Ah, why do you have to be such a stick in the mud TC? "
A grunt leaves him, “I won’t let you go back to work so easily… Nope not at all.” The Seeker walks over to the blue Seeker and tugs on his helm, nuzzling it with a purr. He presses a small peck to the seeker’s helm then goes back to pushing more blocks together and standing them up to make a wall now. His wings wiggling behind him as he does so.
To make things interesting and to be his funny self, he trips over one of the blocks and lands front first. “Ouph…” A vent of air leaves him as he just lies there, wanting to see if Thundercracker would do anything in response to this “accident.”
The seeker blinks at the other’s dipping wings and his words before he tugs his shoulders up in a small shrug. “Sorry,” he retorts rather dully before giving a sarcastic, “just born this way, I suppose.”
He blinks once more when he suddenly finds his helm being tugged on, but it’s forgiven at the gentle nuzzle and the kiss he receives. As soon as the seeker is gone, he’s back to work, easily shoving the blocks together to where they’d easily link and press into a proper ‘wall’ as the other began standing them up. When he hears a loud ‘clank’ followed by an ‘ouph’ his optics brighten, helm lifting up only to see the other seeker laying there on his front, a block a couple inches from his pede. What a way to go out, by a small toy.
He moves forward silently after a moment, pushing himself up before moving to grab the other under the arms and tug him up, “Are you okay?” He questions, the smallest bit of concern leaking into his tone.
He wasn’t going to blame the blue Seeker for being the way he was since Skywarp was the one who was the overly emotional one, more over, happy go giddy. So who was he to question it? But he always did anyways. “Something wrong though? Because I can help you. I’d like to..”
A purr releasing from him.
Skywarp who had landed on the floor just waits there for a moment. A grunt releases from him as he’s pulled up. Oh Thundercracker, you just fell into Skywarp’s little trap~ “Mm.. I’m fine TC.” He would say his wings hurt but he landed on his front.. “Chassis hurt a bit but I’ll be fine.” He flashes a small smile at the Seeker, liking how to got to tug out that concerning part of Thundercracker out every once in a while.
"But can you smiilllee for me? Smiles make everything better." He teases.
"Do not expect me to—"
The silver Seeker trailed off when he opened the door and his trinemates’ room was empty. He helm the door frame as he frowned, hunched over slightly as he scanned the area. Well, if Skywarp was not here the perhaps his mood had improved.
Starscream closed the door and made off down the halls in attempt to find the other.
"Why don’t you watch it," a gruffy Vehicon snapped as the Seeker walked right through a group of four of them.
Skywarp was still sitting on his little perch. His wings still moving to the wind currents as the ship moves across the sky. He had become accustomed to sitting in this spot for whatever reason he so desired.
His bond was still closed off as he pets Balo with one servo while the other picks at one of the holes in his helm his claws dug in. Changing his voice, he just speaks quietly in Cybertronian to his comrade as Balo snuggles into him.
Nice day isn’t it Balo? Speaking in a whisper. Sun feels nice as always.
Deep down he wanted to know where Starscream was but he doesn’t say anything nor do anything, just wanting to sit on his perch made for one.
The times they spent together as a trine were millions of stellar-cycles ago. The war changed everything. It changed him, Thundercracker and, even if he wouldn’t admit it outright, it changed Skywarp. Probably the most, even if he could not see it.
"—and then he starts to mope! As if I came back to deal with him in a mood like that,” he grumbled and paced his room, “you saw his face!”
Skywarp had been asleep (that entire time) after he pretty much just wanted to shut his mind up for once. Thinking that blocking everything off would clear himself up, think for once. The Seeker wakes up to a horrible helm ache from himself. A grunt releases from him as Balo continues to nudge his horns against Skywarp’s face, trying to make him get up.
"Uhnn… Stop it Balo.." He shoves at the bull but he only comes back to ram his face into him again. "Stop it you’re going to scratch my face." Not that he minded too much; he already had a scratch near his optic that he actually rather liked, made him look tough but he had it forever.
He loved Starscream, don’t get him wrong and all, maybe he has a favorite over the other. But that didn’t mean he would completely block him out of his life. No no. Starscream gave him a different kind of attention that sometimes he didn’t necessarily want. He should appreciate his trine leader more though..
He grabs the bull and snuggles into him a bit.
"Mm.. Why don’t we get out of this room now huh Balo?" Leaning over, Skywarp grabs the bull and holds him into his arms as he initiates his warp drive. He appears on one of the tall statures on the Nemesis outside and takes a seat on it with Balo in his lap. His wings twitch and move to the wind’s movements and sighs a bit.
"I guess I shouldn’t have been mean to Starscream.. I guess I just miss the affection I used to receive, which is dumb. And.. with the trine bond so… outdated, it takes a toll on something who’s…. weak. Heh." He muses to his partner.
(*swats tumblr* you said i had two messages but i dont >BI ))
Skywarp continues to lie there on his berth curled up on himself as he continues to dig his digits into his helm. Why did he have to screw up and drive Starscream away? Why… He doesn’t even know. Guess he just missed the actual affection he used to get before the war and all. Not just simple words and a pat on the back. no, he didn’t want that. He wanted someone to hold him close and talk to him but that was weak. That was weak of a Decepticon. Why would a Con want that? No. Unacceptable.
A whine escapes the purple seeker. He just wanted something but he wouldn’t openly admit it. Sure TC would most likely just fully do it to make the prankster feel better, he seemed to have a small thing for him but Starscream was always stuck up and do it the Con way. No affection really to pick up your mood. War was war. And that’s life.
He shuts off his side of the bond completely. Skywarp thought it would be best for him to be alone now. He had to deal with this himself didn’t he? Not sure…
his digits continue to dig into his helm, even more so letting energon seep out a bit but he doesn’t care. Skywarp needs to learn even if its the hard way and sometimes he wasn’t disciplined like he should be. Another whimper escapes him as he finally hits it deep enough to cause his frame to shut down. Balo perks up and nudges the seeker who’s out before curling up besides his partner.