|Wonders of my world|
Tanya sat in her seat, transfixed by the images flying past her. Building after dark, ominous building flew past her vision fading into the distance. Before she knew it, the city had slipped away and vast swaths of snow covered trees had her smiling in wonder. Never had she seen such clean, white snow. It had always been a gray mush, something she never touched, never picked up. She had learned long ago that the salt filled snow was too harsh on her fingers, but this, this white fluff was something else. It covered the trees, it was almost magic, a whole different kind of winter than what she was used to. She wanted to hold it, to fall into it, she had to validate that it wasn’t a dream. So she gently patted Jazz’s door, and looked down at her feet as she made her demure request.
“Um, do you think we could stop, please?”
In response Jazz slowed, and came to a stop. Concern colored his tone as his voice issued from the speakers.
“Yeah, I just wanna see something.”
She heaved his door open and stepped one foot onto the snow. She felt it crunch under her foot in response to the weight she put on it, but cautiously continued. She put her other foot down and stood on the cold, cottony snow beneath her feet. She took a step, and reached out to catch a falling snowflake, only to open her palm and notice the small puddle in the center. She smiled and walked further into the woods, braving the cold that was quickly sapping the heat from her.
There was something ethereal, and other worldly about the frost on the bark of the bar trees that made her stare in wonder at the landscape in front of her. It was nothing like what she was used to, she reached out to wipe a finger through the cold crystals that had formed on a lone leaf that clung to a low hanging branch. The bare trees that stood amongst the snow fall seemed to never end, she looked back to Jazz before she continued a little way into the forest, taking in the vision that had entranced her so thoroughly.
Jazz scanned the area for heat signatures, nothing, just him and little Tanya. He transformed and stood watch as the kid walked off, staring at the snow that fell all around them. His attention drifted for a moment as he mulled over the decision he had made.
They were going back to his base, not the main base, but a temporary one that he had set up for this mission. It was an old barn on a large deserted piece of land, and Kup was there. He knew he was going to get an ear full from the old bot, but he had to face the music someday, and maybe Kup could help. He knew Tanya couldn’t stay with them, as much as he loved having the little human around, he was sure she needed an actual human family to raise her. Plus, the possibility of the decepticons getting to her was always in the back of his mind. She had trusted him so completely, and without hesitation, he knew he could never let anything happen to her. He needed to find a safe place for her to grow up, a place where she could have a family that loved her.
He looked over, Tanya looked up at him as she tried to force the powdery snow into a circular shape with her hands. She opened her palms and the snowball quickly broke apart becoming the sugar snow it had been before. She let out a small giggle, and let the snow fall through her fingers, and back to the ground. She brushed her hands together, wiping the extra snow from her gloves as she made her way back to him.
He smiled down at her, as he banished the thought of decepticons from his mind. He would protect the little human, even if it cost him his life.
She walked up to him, tilting her head back to look up at his face. The motion threw her slightly off balance as she slid back, and fell into the powder beneath her. He bent down and held a finger out to help her up.
She stood and wiped the snow from her body, and Jazz realized as she started to shiver that it was time to go. They had a bit of a drive ahead of them, and he still wasn’t sure how he was going to explain this to Kup.
“You all done?”
She nodded, and he transformed again making sure to leave his passenger door open.
“Alright, buckle up kid, we gotta go meet someone.”
He could hear her teeth chattering as she answered. If he could shake his head, he would have. She knew it was cold, but the temperature couldn’t stave off her curiosity. He made sure to pump the heat her way.
“We’re meeting someone? Is he a friend?”
Jazz winced inwardly, and let out a nervous laugh.
“Yeah, but maybe not today.”
Tears still slipped from the corners of Tanya's eyes, as she held tight to the giant's leg. She sniffled as she thought of how right daddy had been. God can hear you, even when you don't talk to him. So much had happened to her, she had been so alone for so long, all she could have ever wanted was a friend. She had never known that her deepest prayer would be granted before she even voiced it. Now she had someone to be there, someone who might be able to get her away from mama, someone who could save her from the life she had right now.
She held her hand outstretched knowing that any normal person would back away, he was huge but he had saved her twice now, and his smile had an air of gentleness that told her he meant no harm. So, she pushed any misgivings aside, who was she to question a miracle.
A smile still pulled at his face as he lowered a large finger to her.
As her hand touched the cold metal that comprised his finger, she looked up into the large glowing visor that obscured what she assumed were his eyes. He was obviously different from any machine she had ever seen, no normal machine could covey emotions so naturally.
“Are you a robot?”
His smile turned to a smirk, she knew the question was blunt, but curiosity got the best of her.
“Sorta, we are actually aliens. Nobody controls me, but i am made of metal. Obviously not an earth metal, no earth metal could bend to let me express this kind of winning grin.”
His lips spread wide again, and she let out a little laugh. She had caught something in that sentence though, he had said we, he wasn't the only metal alien around here. Potentially more friends, a little hope rose in her.
"You said we. Are there more people like you?"
His smile faded, and was replaced by a stern look that had her stepping back. His huge figure shifted, and grew close. His serious gaze filled her vision.
“Yes, there are a lot of us, but just like people, not all of us are kind to little humans like you. Some of them wont hesistate to hurt or even kill you.”
She swallowed as she touched the painful gash on her forehead. Mama had hurt her a lot, but never as serious as lastnight. She looked up at Jazz. He seemed almost to loom over her, and the thought of someone his size coming after her mad her shudder. She sucked in a breath as he lifted her chin with his finger so she was looking directly into his visor. He face was close enough to hers that she could make out his glowing blue eyes as they looked directly into hers from behind his visor.
“If you ever see anyone else like me, I want you to run far away. Ok Tanya?”
She nodded silently with her eyes held wide.
Jazz hadn’t realized how intimidating he had been until he saw Tanya’s little brown eyes get large. He made an effort to soften his demeanor as he let up just a bit, and put a warm smile back on his face. He just wanted to make sure that she would listen to him. A twinge of guilt caught him as he looked down at her, she was standing quietly looking at the ground and hugging her teddy. His brow furrowed with sympathy, he hadn't meant to scare her.
“I just don’t want to see you hurt Tanya. I’ve already seen you hurt enough.”
He saw her glance at the bruises on her wrists, she moved her hand to cover them, and slowly looked back up at him solemnly.
“Mama wasn’t always mean. Daddy left, then mama started giving herself shots, she gets mean after getting a shot.”
Drugs, always a problem on any planet. The kid was basically an orphan, he had seen how far gone her mom was, but maybe he could help her, if he could find her father. He knew he couldn’t bring the girl back to the bots, unless he wanted to thoroughly brake all the rules, but he knew he also couldn’t leave her now.
“Where did your dad go Tanya?”
She frowned, and Jazz regretted the question as soon as it left his mouth.
“Daddy……went to sleep last winter. It was very cold, mama couldn’t wake him up. She took him to the doctor, but they said he was already gone. He…..he left to go see Jesus.”
Tears started to fill her eyes again, and Jazz’s couldn’t stop the ache in his spark. Her voice hitched as she sucked in breaths.
“I…I was cold…. daddy…..daddy gave me his jacket. He…he just…. wanted….me….to be….warm.”
He reached out to her with one finger, not really knowing what else to do, he rubbed her little back to comfort her. He never should have asked, first he scares her now he makes her cry, this was definitely not his finest moment. He felt relief wash over him as she leaned over, and held tight to his hand. He hadn't scared her too much, he took his other hand and covered her gently, trying to comfort her more.
“Shh, hey it’ll be alright. Don’t worry, I’ll make sure you don’t lose anything else. Things are gonna start lookin up Tanya, I promise.”
She wiped her eyes and looked up. She forced a smile, and he cleared his visor so he could wink at her and smile back. She let out a small laugh that faded out as a sniffle escaped her.
“That a girl, now, let’s go do something fun.”
He Stepped back, and transformed, making sure to leave his passenger door open. She climbed in, and he buckled her in tight as he took off down the road to the street.
She let out a squeal of glee as he speed down the road, and onto the main drive. He laughed audibly at her unconstrained joy, and his tires screeched as he turned right and headed out of the city.
|Alright, I love nature and animals they are my favorite photography subjects. I wish i could draw with all my heart, but drawing people and characters is just not my forte but i continue to try. I love transformers especially IDW gen 1 it's my favorite continuity. Love the lambo twin (Side's wins between the two though) Jazz is also one of my favorites (curse bay for killing him in the movies) Love writing my fan-fics i literally think of ideas all day so please feel free to let me know what you think. Also Marvel and DC tie in my heart, sorry kids they each have awesome stories and stupid stories. Also same with Star Wars and Star Trek.......bite me.|