Hello! I hope everyone enjoyed the last chapter of the opening storyarc of Transformers: Crisis; and if you want, start reading Final Force; which tied into Chapter 8 of this story. But anyway, onto what you came here to read; the first of a 3-part setup following the events of Chapter 13: The Change: Part 3!
Last time in ?Crisis? (recap of the opening storyarc): MetalSamamon decided to come to the real world and help the lost Destron cause. However, he had to follow the rules of history that he had knowledge of, and only rescued every Destronger except Galvatron; and restarted the battle on Earth as he seen fit. During that time; he found new allies like Bustlitt; and helped out the old Destron warriors who had false memories of the past 12 years, created by him. After 'rescuing' all of the Destrongers on Earth and creating his own warriors; he began his plot to destroy the Autobots and free Galvatron; thus making himself out to be a hero in the eyes of his new Destron troops.
On Cybertron, MetalSamamon freed Galvatron, only to have Galvatron try to exact his vengeance upon MetalSamamon. MetalSamamon went ballistic, and destroyed nearly everything in his path. Galvatron was destroyed, but his spark was absorbed into one of MetalSamamon's creations, Gigatron; and in the meantime another of MetalSamamon's new troops tried unsuccessfully to kill MetalSamamon's future self found in the prison. While all this was happening, MetalSamamon's old partner WarMetalSamamon corrupted MetalSamamon's systems and stole some of his memories; essentially trying to throw a wrench in MetalSamamon's plans and make him come back to the Digi-World. But MetalSamamon doesn't fall for his partner's tricks, and they both get sucked into another realm accessed by one of MetalSamamon's powers.
MetalSamamon's lieutenant Dozenkillezia had been quickly falling in love with the unusually cruel and insensitive MetalSamamon, and during MetalSamamon's absence lacked in her duties as lieutenant; causing Gigatron and Megatron to call in reinforcements from a secret base known as Destron. Meanwhile, MetalSamamon fought enemies from his future in the other realm; and barely escaped before he found out that his partner also survived the trip to the other realm; and that he may have plans of his own...
When MetalSamamon returned, he was informed of what happened, and that some of the Cybertronians escaped. He decided that it was time to return to Earth; only to find his base overrun by Autobots; but not for long.
Several events played out all at the same time; Dozenkillezia announced her love for MetalSamamon, the Destron reinforcements arrived with one 'altered' member, and T-AI made plans of her own to have the Autobots ultimately win the losing battle. MetalSamamon discovered this, and they battled inside the Destronger's base, only to have Fortress Maximus interrupt their battle. But MetalSamamon surprised all when he had the base transform into Lavatron Embassy; and Lavatron destroyed Fort Max; only to have Lavatron fall into stasis-lock himself.
With the addition of several Digimon; things started to turn towards the Autobot's favor; but through a couple of carefully calculated moves on MetalSamamon's part; he managed to get the Digimon to fight on his side; and the Autobots began to fall; some dying while others went into emergency stasis-lock. Pretty soon; no one was left but Optimus Prime; and he fought with MetalSamamon; gaining some important information from him. Then Gigatron, previously hidden from the battle, made his entrance and decided that he could handle Prime now that MetalSamamon softened him up. But then MetalSamamon was attacked by T-AI, and after a few exchanges; MetalSamamon fell from lack of energy; his power cells depleted dangerously low. T-AI took advantage of this, and damaged MetalSamamon to the point where he could no longer charge his cells; but Dozenkillezia stopped T-AI's onslaught, and saved MetalSamamon again; but only to an extent; as MetalSamamon dedigivolved from lack of power and extensive damage into Monkemon, his rookie form.
Gigatron managed to overcome the exhausted Optimus; and revealed his secret identity to him just as he ripped out Prime's matrix, and declared the battle won!
And so, here it is! Chapter 14, "Let the Crisis begin! Part 1":
"FINALLY!! At long last; I have the Matrix! This is almost too good to be true!" Gigatron announced triumphantly as he stood upon Prime's chassis. He looked down for a brief moment at Prime's face; and sighed. "To think, after all those centuries of battle; after all of those times I lost to you..." He peered down into the black, empty optics of Optimus's badly damaged head, "...To think that I would ultimately win. Who would have guessed?" He smiled and stood up, clutching the Matrix tightly in his hand.
"I should have known..." I said, and flipped Gigatron the bird with my tiny monkey fingers behind his back, "...Bastard!" Fortunately; he didn't hear me and I laid there on the ground. I tried to stand up; but fell back down almost instantly. "Dozenkillezia; help me...please." I asked her, biting my words as I spoke them. I hadn't asked for help since I became MetalSamamon; and the words were unfamiliar to me. "Sure MS, anything for you." She said as she picked me up and held me in her arms like a baby. "Oh, cut it out! I'm not some infant..." I mumbled and looked up at her. "No, but you're my responsibility now." she softly replied; causing me to raise an eyebrow in question, and look at her stupid. "Perhaps this wasn't such a good idea..." I commented to myself quietly.
I looked out across the battlefield at the destroyed remnants of the decimated Autobot army; and smiled a little. "Yes, I have done well; haven't I?" I looked up at the voice; and seen Gigatron also looking at the battlefield. "Oh, don't try to take this as your victory..." I stated and tried to jump from Dozenkillezia's arms; but she held me tighter and pulled me closer to herself. "Let me go!" I proclaimed, wiggling and trying to break free. "You're just like a kid, MetalSamamon..." she smiled down at me; causing me to stop and give her a dirty look. "Oh, just wait until I warp-armor digivolve again...you'll pay Gigatron!" I boldly threatened Gigatron; but he did not hear me. He had problems of his own.
"What are you all staring at?!" He exclaimed to the crowd that gathered around him. Everyone who was still functional was staring at him, both Transformers and Digimon. "What is it?!" He demanded, clenching his fist in anger. "We've done it." Someone finally spoke. I turned my head along with Gigatron and everyone else to see who it was. Scourge stepped forward out of the crowd, Machinedramon in tow. "After all those years of trying, after all that; we've finally destroyed the Autobots..." he looked up at Gigatron, "...and all thanks to a non-Transformer." "What in the inferno are you babbling about?" Gigatron demanded as he walked towards Scourge. "You know, MetalSamamon. If it weren't for him; we would still be running scared and surely captured and imprisoned." he commented. Machinedramon nodded his head in agreement, and most of the others followed suit. "Are you all insane?!" Gigatron boldly stated. "He tricked you all; he gave you false memories and used you all...I'm the one who defeated Optimus; and I'm the one who has the Matrix! I AM THE ONE YOU SHOULD BE PRAISING!" Gigatron became enraged as he stood in the middle of the circle.
"Don't try to steal MetalSamamon's spotlight!" Dozenkillezia shouted; and drew looks from everyone, including myself. I was about to say something; but then noticed everyone looking at her (and subsequently me); and decided to shut up. "O.K., so he helped a little..." Gigatron commented with a shrug, "But it was I who had the ultimate plan; and it was I who decided what to do next." He raised a finger in exclamation, and smirked a little. I bit my lip just so I didn't say something that I might regret; and it took every ounce of my willpower to keep from calling him an outright, no good, piece of shit liar!
"Where in the hell is he anyway?" Shoveltron asked, and everyone looked around in confusion; everyone except Gigatron. "He was destroyed I'm afraid..." Gigatron announced, and everyone turned to look at him in disbelief. Dozenkillezia opened her mouth to speak; but I tapped her on the chest. She quickly looked down at me. "Don't..." I whispered, "...This may play into my favor." I smirked up at her, and she nodded slowly in agreement.
"How can you be certain?" Bombshell asked him. All eyes fixated upon Gigatron. "While I was battling Optimus, I witnessed T-AI and him battle not far away, and I seen T-AI blast the living crap out of him. He was surely destroyed; or else he would be here right now." Gigatron explained. "But you didn't see him get destroyed..." Bombshell inquired. "No..." Gigatron began, but then looked directly at Bombshell, "...But no one seen him after that, did they?" Everyone shook their heads, and Gigatron smiled. "You see; there you have it. MetalSamamon is no more; destroyed into digital data that disappeared just like any other Digimon that got destroyed." Gigatron laughed and everyone's head hung in sad acceptance. A tear formed in my eye as I realized that they did actually care for me; and that I was truly missed. "I had no idea..." I muttered quietly to myself, and put my hand over my open mouth. Dozenkillezia squeezed me a little tighter, and I looked up at her. "What?" I asked her, and saw her unbearably sad expression. "Don't ever leave me MS, don't ever die..." she cuddled me next to her body, and I hugged her arm. "I love you, I could never do that to you..." I stated and nuzzled against her arm, the tears flowing down my furry cheeks.
"Well then, if MetalSamamon is truly dead; then that leaves the Destron forces leaderless..." Megatron began as he stepped forward to confront Gigatron, "...and I think I should take over since I am Megatron!" he walked up to Gigatron and stared him in the face. "Oh really now; you think that you should be in charge..." Gigatron stated and pushed lightly against Megatron's chest. Megatron moved a little, but stood his ground. "...What qualifies you other than a name?" Gigatron inquired. "Well, for starters, MetalSamamon created me as Megatron, and..." he looked around in thought, "...and...and..." "You really don't have any qualifications, do you?" Gigatron asked him, placing a hand upon Megatron's shoulder. "...I guess not." Megatron hung his head in shame, but then looked up again. "But what qualifies you for that title? You've done nothing more than defeat Optimus Prime!" Megatron retorted as if defeating Optimus was some small task. Gigatron merely shook his head in disbelief, "Does no one recognize my voice? Sure, it's been 12 years, but still..." he asked out loud. "You sound a lot like Galvatron, but he was destroyed on Cybertron." Scourge commented. "NO, YOU BAFFOON! I AM GALVATRON!!" Gigatron announced.
Everyone stared at him in disbelief. "No way! We all saw MetalSamamon destroy you; that's impossible..." Slice Master questioned Gigatron's story. "No wonder MetalSamamon was in charge of this idiot menagerie; you're all morons!" Gigatron announced. Some stepped back in fear while others snarled at Gigatron in response. "Well, allow me to enlighten you all..." He began, "You see, back on Cybertron when MetalSamamon freed me, I was glad to be freed but at the same time pissed off that some tiny wannabe Transformer could take control of my forces. Then when I saw him rise and start attacking the Autobots; I understood why he was able to take over. With the Destron leaders; it's always been about power, and having the most. Anyway, I made the mistake of speaking out against him, and he capitalized on mistake; destroying my body." He raised his brow ridge and shrugged his shoulders, and then laughed a little, "...But that's where he made his mistake." I listened intently to his words, almost falling out of Dozenkillezia's arms as I leaned closer to Gigatron, although he was still several feet away from me. "You see," Gigatron began, "MetalSamamon didn't understand what makes Transformers work. Unlike Digimon, we have sparks, and just because our bodies are destroyed, that doesn't mean that we're dead..." he explained. I moved back into Dozenkillezia's arms upon hearing this. "How could I have not known that?" I asked myself, and remembered WarMetalSamamon, "Oh yeah, that might have something to do with it." I rolled my eyes, and sighed; and continued listening to Gigatron. "He was smart, but not smart enough. He could have killed me right then and there; but just like Optimus Prime; he missed his one and only chance." Gigatron continued, "Instead, he left my shattered remains on the ground, and I barely managed to speak a few words. MetalSamamon's Gigatron was there to hear those words, and picked up my head. I told him to carry me back to Earth; and he fell for my lie, and gathered up my remains, and consequently my spark as well, and as soon as my parts were inside of him; I TOOK OVER!!" Gigatron declared.
"I'm such an idiot! How could I not have noticed that?" I asked myself, shaking my head in disbelief. "But then where is the real Gigatron?" Puppetmon asked. Gigatron looked down at the short Digimon, and smiled. He opened a compartment on his body, and extracted a glowing orb of energy. "Right here." he stated, and held up Gigatron's spark. I stared at it disbelief, along with everyone else. "I'm saving this for a rainy day...I may have use for a spare spark." Gigatron stated and placed it inside his chassis once again. "So, from now on I am addressed as Galvatron; got it?!" he more or less demanded a response. Everyone nodded, and Galvatron smiled. "Good. I didn't want to explain it all again." he commented.
"But then who am I?" Megatron asked him, "I thought I was Galvatron?" Galvatron shook his head and sighed. "No, you are just a clone, a collection of my old body parts reformatted into a new robot and given new memories." Galvatron coolly explained. "But I didn't create new memories for him..." I began as I remembered that I did, "Crap! I goofed this up BIG time!" I stated quietly to myself as continued to listen to Galvatron.
"Do you understand?" he asked Megatron. But Megatron just stared at him in wonder. Finally, he responded, "But how?" "Perhaps you weren't meant to understand..." Galvatron stated as he looked at the Matrix still clutched in his hand, "...But right now I have neither the time nor the energy to explain it to you in depth. There is much I need to attend to." Galvatron smiled a little, and lowered his arm back to his side.
At that moment, Dozenkillezia turned around, and I looked around to see why she had turned. A bot stood in front of her, with large wings, a nosecone chest, and arm mounted cannons. Dozenkillezia and I stared at the bot, and I opened my mouth in question. "Who are you?" Dozenkillezia asked, while I remained silent. "My name's not important right now; but I've been here a while, and I saw what happened," the robot was obviously female, and she smiled at me specifically, "I know who you are."
She poked me in the nose with her finger and I pulled back. "What do you mean?" Dozenkillezia asked the robot. "Well, I would prefer to discuss this in private, unless you want me to yell out loud just who monkey-boy really is..." The robot laughed a little. "No, that's quite alright." I stated, breaking my silence. Dozenkillezia looked at me stunned, but said nothing. "O.K., so you know who I am; but who are you?" I asked the robot. She sighed, and smiled. "If you must know; I'll tell you. My name is Shade."
Who is Shade? What will be Monkemon's next move as he tries to take back leadership of the Destron forces from the reborn Galvatron? And what are Galvatron's plans? What other surprises lie in store? Find out in the next installment of 3-part opening of the second storyarc of Transformers: Crisis!