(don't like slash, pleas don't read, thank you...)
Firsts: Ward x Ripcon
Ripcon clenched his servo around the gunshot wound to his leg tightly, biting down on his lower lip to stifle hurt whimpers. He scrambled to get behind a large piece of a fallen building, feeling small droplets pool at the corners of his crimson optics. A whimper almost pulled out of his vocalizer when he heard a pair of footsteps coming close to his position. "Come out 'Con! No hiding you coward!!" Ripcon's wings quivered at hearing the gruff voice.
He bared his small white fangs and pulled his knees to his chest. 'Primus
come finish me already
' The little Seeker couldn't take suspense at all
couldn't stand it for the life of him
After what seemed like an eternity of waiting in such mortifying agony, Ripcon decided to open his big red optics. Nothing
? Nobody was there
He must have given up
He sighed and rested his head against the concrete, trying to lift himself up, but unable to due to the pain in his left leg.
He whimpered in his desperate wanton attempts at lifting himself and plopped back against the big boulder. He pondered helplessly to his self and had to wipe away tear stains at the corners of his optics with the palm of his servo. 'Maybe
maybe they'll come looking for me
' one side of him said, trying to keep his emotions positive. But of course
his low self-esteem comes back to ruin his hopefulness
'Of course they won't come for you
You're useless. You're scared. You know exactly why they would send you on a mission like this. You know it. They want rid of your worthless self. They want you gone. Primus knows why they drafted YOU of all Cybertronians
what were they thinking?!' The negative, pessimistic part of his mind always did this to the poor Seeker
teasing him to make him think less of himself and bring him into a deeper depression than he was in now.
Ripcon buried his face in between his knees and waited and waited for what again seemed like forever
where was his partner? Where was Ward
? He mewled at the thought. He doesn't care either
? 'No he doesn't, Ripcon
he's much more superior to you. He doesn't care if he loses his partner. He has plenty other recruits in a long waiting line that he can replace you with. Decepticons that aren't afraid. You know plenty of those.'
Ripcon held his head in his servos. "Stop
stop thinking like that
" he cried softly. "Stop it
" 'You know it Ripcon. Stop trying to deceive the truth. You're weak. You're pathetic. You're-' "You're not supposed to stray from my sight Ripcon
" that voice. That voice was a savior
but so demanding. The purple Seeker looked up quickly to the voice above him. He looked to Ward with big pleading terrified optics.
I didn't mean to
I got separated
I-" he tried explaining his self but was cut off when the red mech kneeled before him. He flinched to the soft touch to his wound and groaned when Ward's fingers touched a more tender, sensitive spot. "Sorry
" he said. "Come on
let's get you fixed up
Can you walk
?" he asked. Ripcon shook his head no. Ward gave a sigh and wrapped an arm around his partner's shoulders and under his knees, lifting him up only to have Ripcon cling to him with a small blush on his face which he tried his best to cover.
Ripcon huffed slightly as he was set on a medical berth, thankful that Ward knew much due to his medical obligation before he was drafted. He sat silently on the berth and thought to his self
'He came back
' he mused over and over about the statement, wondering if there was an actual reason to why. By that time, Ward pulled up a tall stool and let Ripcon rest his foot on his knee to get a good look at the wound.
The red mech found his self looking up at the little mech's exhausted drained face a few times, seeing that genuine pain in his gorgeous red optics. Not because of his injured leg
not because of the truly terrifying experience
he wanted to know
he always wanted to know
Continuing his work, he asked, "You didn't think I'd come for you
?" Ripcon was stunned
how could he ever answer such a question
He looked down at Ward, who in turn looked up. "I
I don't know why I think such things
as horrible as that
" Ripcon said quietly. Ward looked back down. "It's alright
I know I'm not quite the
" he responded. He felt a soft, warm servo on his shoulder and he looked back up at a leaning, smiling Ripcon. "I wouldn't say that Ward
" he comforted. Ward sighed and touched up Ripcon's leg with a small bandage to keep his energon from spilling again.
He patted Ripcon's knee and placed the stool back under the table. "Let's get you to another berth
The back rooms seem to be empty tonight
" He carried his little partner the same way again and walked him to one of the back rooms. The door slid shut behind them and Ward placed Ripcon on the berth again. Ward turned towards the door once he thought Ripcon was alright, but was stopped when Ripcon's servo locked around his own, the little mech whimpering slightly as he did.
Ward stared into those red optics and could barely turn away
they were still so sad
I want to help you
but I don't know how
I've never had another partner before and now
now I feel
like I need to take care of you
" Ward just noticed he took Ripcon's servo in both of his and kneeled on one knee in front of the little mech. Ripcon blushed and squeezed Ward's servos tight, never has he felt this before.
" he mewled. Oh how he hated being so emotional like this
he didn't know Ward had such a soft side like this either
especially for him
The little Seeker looked down at Ward and smiled shyly. "I
I didn't know
I would ever find anybody
even as a partner
" the red mech brought a servo up to gently stroke his partner's cheek, who leaned into the touch. He grabbed Ward's collar armor and brought him up for them to face each other.
Ward leaned down and nuzzled his cheek against Ripcon's, curling his large arms around his shoulders and letting the other do the same. "Thank you Ward
for coming back for me
for taking care of me
You don't know how much that means to me
You don't know how much you mean to me
" Ward pulled back from the hug and laid a small kiss on his friend's forehelm, smiling to see the other giggle. He caressed the back of Ripcon's helm and chuckled as he purred.
"Do you need me to stay here with you Rip
?" Ripcon looked up at him and nodded. "Only if you want to
" he said. Ward lifted his chin. "Who wouldn't
you're so adorable
" he smiled. The purple Seeker blushed and let Ward set him in a more comfortable position. Ward sat beside him and let Ripcon gently lean against his shoulder, cuddling against his arm, small receptors twitching at the warm, soft feeling in his spark.
this feeling has always been so rare to me Ward
I'm glad I'm able to feel it again
" Ripcon said. Ward looked at him at the corner of his optics, red visor dimming slightly. "You don't seem like the type to be unhappy
" the big mech said, lowering his helm to his friend. "I don't discuss personal things with others
I know they won't listen
" he replied. Ward wrapped an arm around his shoulder and pulled him close. "I'm here to listen whenever you need me
I'll always be
Ripcon smiled and shuffled closer, nuzzling his head against Ward's chest. "Everyone in my life had always brought me down, telling me I was nothing and would never amount to anything
I started to believe it too
fighting with one half of my mind to stop and not think things like that
but it would fight back as though it was another person
" Ward peered down at him with a concerned look and took the purple and black mech's servo in his, holding it softly.
"Just one night
changed the whole perspective of my life
I don't know if we'll have something together Ward
I don't know if we already do
but I just hope I have you to spend a new life with
" he whimpered, snuggling into his side. "You will
" Ward smiled, tilted his head down and lifted Ripcon's chin, planting a soothing, tender kiss on those quivering lips. Ripcon mewled into the kiss and wrapped his arms around Ward's neck, letting the taller mech pull him into his lap, careful not to hurt his injured leg.
He massaged the sore area gently with his quite talented servos and smiled into the kiss, feeling the heat emanate off of Ripcon's reddening cheeks, reaching up to stroke them gently. The little mech pulled back slowly, but kept his lips close and against Ward's, nuzzling their forehelms together. Ripcon blushed and giggled. "You're my first
" he stated adorably. "Aww
You're still so innocent my little Ripcon
" Ward chuckled and kissed his Ripcon's soft lips once again, savoring every second he had with his love.