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knight_light ([personal profile] knight_light) wrote in [community profile] re_alignment_logs2014-08-03 08:29 am

To see you before I go... [CLOSED]

Who: New!Drift and New!Wing.
What: Meeting up before the FF call everyone to them.  They know it's coming.
Where: The Hub, their room.
When: After Unicron shows up in the sky, and before the FF call their marked to them.
Warnings: A couple of hippies being feely and emotional (and one is drunk)

Wing couldn't deny that he was afraid.  Unicron, the destroyer of worlds, was finally here, coming for them; who wouldn't be afraid?  He sat in his room, on the floor before his berth.  He'd made sure his short swords were in top shape, fully charged, and now he sat with his great sword across his knees.  There was no preparation needed with this weapon, not of the physical sort anyway.  He sat quietly, meditating, praying, just preparing his spark for the fight to come.

Another thing on his mind of Drift.  He couldn't help but wonder where his roommate had gotten off to, and he hoped the other mech was doing what he needed to prepare for the coming fight.  It was only a matter of time before the First Forged called them to come fight for their very existence.  Pulling a deep vent Wing pushed to his feet, shifting the great sword to his back.  He couldn't go into this fight without speaking to Drift one more time, and so he needed to go find the mech.
happyclappyhippydrippy: (will rodimus senpai notice me)

[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-03 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Wing wouldn't have to look far. After a totally responsible and completely unplanned trip to the bar, Drift slammed the door to their shared living space wide open and ungracefully stumbled into the room, looking a little bit frazzled and quite a bit tipsy as all hell.

That was totally a good sign right there, wasn't it.

"Wing! I need to... I gotta talk to you!"

Kind of as a half drunken after thought, he spun around, wobbled like an idiot, and closed the door.
happyclappyhippydrippy: (UGHBLAGH)

[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-03 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't worry he's only a little drunk it's okay Wing shhhhhh.

Drift crossed the room and plunked down onto his berth next to where Wing was seated on the floor. He was kind of probably trying not to look worried, but failing spectacularly. He'd thought over all the things he'd wanted to say in his head for the past couple hours. Unfortunately, he'd also been drinking with Knock Out and Sentinel for the past couple hours, so all that rehearsing he'd done in his head was pretty much just. Gone.

"Look, I got somethin' to say and... and I know what you're gonna say to it, but I'm gonna say it anyway."

He actually didn't seem to have any idea how he was going to say it though, so he just blurted out the first thing that came into his head.

"Wing, I don't want you out there."
happyclappyhippydrippy: (but but but)

[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-03 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Replace worried with completely terrified then yes.

Drift's other knee bounced nervously. This was exactly what he'd expected, but it didn't make it any easier.

"I... I know that, Wing. I know. I just- I don't feel good about this. Like, at all. I don't want you out there."

Yeah, he'd already said it, but sounding redundant wasn't really the first concern on his mind.
happyclappyhippydrippy: (o hey im alive)

[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
Drift dropped to the floor with Wing, wrapping his arms tightly around him. Maybe a little too tightly, but hey.

"I don't want to lose you again, Wing. Please don't. Please."
happyclappyhippydrippy: (:()

[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
Drift nodded slowly and hid his face in Wing's shoulder.

Wing was right. Well, of course he was, Wing was always right. That didn't make any of this any easier.

"I'm gonna protect you this time. I'm gonna do my best, I promise."
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[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
Drift stared for a moment, surprised at first, and then a little pissed. And then a lot pissed. He didn't make any movements to pull away, but he dropped his hands to his knees, curling them into loose fists.

"Like hell I can't! I'm not going to let anything happen to you, not again! Not this time!"
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[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
Drift was still pretty pissed, but he seemed to calm down at least a little bit.

"I can't promise that. Yes, I'm going to fight with you, but if anything happens to you, I'm going to stop what I'm doing and I'm going to help you."

At least he was honest. Drunk honest, but still honest.
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[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 01:35 am (UTC)(link)
"I can't... I don't..."

Drift slumped, his gaze falling to his hands. As good as he was at writing other people's speeches, he sucked when it came to putting this kind of stuff into words. While intoxicated. Still.

"I'm not gonna die. I just... don't. It never happens. I stabbed myself straight through the spark once and I survived. I've been so close to death so many times, but every time I bounce back while good people fall around me. People that don't deserve it. You didn't deserve it, and I'm not going to let it happen again."
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[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm sorry."

He wasn't entirely sure what he was apologizing for. It was just the default thing to say for him these days.

He hesitated a bit before hugging Wing back. Actually, he didn't hug him back at all. Instead, because he's totally mature, he crawled into his lap obnoxiously and curled up like he owned the place. Apparently he'd been hanging out with the cats too much.


And he was going to keep mumbling that, too.
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[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 02:17 am (UTC)(link)

Drift leaned back a bit, studying Wing's face closely. It had been so quiet, Drift wasn't entirely sure if Wing had even said anything at all. Plus there was the fact that Drift was kind of on the tipsy side. Maybe he was hearing things? He'd kick himself for being so irresponsible later, but there was still a little time to focus on the now.

And as of about three seconds ago the "now" was kind of weirdly intimidating. If he'd just heard what he thought he'd just heard... well. He'd probably be able to get a lot more off his chest. Maybe.

"What did you say? Wing, tell me what you said. Please."
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[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
Drift's face shifted into this awkward cross between mortified, surprised, and really, really emotional. But mostly just mortified.

"...Your timing is fraggin' horrible."

Still, he managed to calm himself down enough to not do or say something stupid.

Well, stupider.
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[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
"Wing? Wing, it's okay."

Drift raised a hand, gently, if not a bit clumsily, turning Wing's face towards his.

"Truth is, I... well, on my way over I kind of panicked, but originally I was going to... I mean. Wait, this sounds like rubbish, lemmie start over."

Drift took a deep vent, pausing to collect his thoughts because Primus in roboheaven he was butchering this so badly already.

"You know how important you are to me. I know I've told you multiple times. I was probably getting annoying, but I meant every word of it. Everything I am now, I owe to you. You saved me. I love you, Wing. I love you so much, but I... I didn't know how to say it. Or maybe I was afraid to. I mean, I figure there are bigger things to be afraid of now, huh?"
happyclappyhippydrippy: (the manga's better than the anime)

[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
It felt like a weight had been lifted off Drift's shoulders. He practically collapsed into Wing, wrapping his arms around him the best he could from his awkward lap position. He made it work.

He sat there in silence for a few minutes, just enjoying Wing's presence, maybe almost dozing off before he catches himself.

"Oh um. Sorry. For the uh. Drinking. That was stupid. This is... I knew better."
happyclappyhippydrippy: (is that accurate)

[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
"I know, I know. I just... had a lot on my mind, I guess. I wasn't sure how to deal with it. Stupid excuse, I know, but if it's as bad as everyone seems to think it's going to be, this could be our last night together. I hope to Primus it doesn't come to that, but... It doesn't look good. The odds don't seem to be in our favor."

Drift lazily plopped a hand down on Wing's helm, staring up at the ceiling of their room silently for a few moments.

"I'm scared, I guess. I mean, I've been fighting for four million years, you'd think I'd be used to this sort of thing by now."
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[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
"No, no, I mean. Just war in general. First against the Autobots, then the Decepticons. It just doesn't stop. Hell, the war was finally over back home, and there was still fighting. I know fighting's all I'm good at, but that doesn't mean I have to be comfortable with it."

Drift sighed, shifting in Wing's lam and resting his head against his shoulder.

"This feels bigger than all of that, though. We're in over our heads this time."
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[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
"Life persists."

He kind of mumbled it thoughtfully, nuzzling obnoxiously into Wing.

"Lets just... hope the call to arms doesn't come for another couple hours. My fingers are kind of numb."
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[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
Okay maybe it was completely inappropriate, but Drift giggled at the facepalm. Oops huh.

"I'll be okay."
happyclappyhippydrippy: (blah blah blah)

[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
"Unless you know any get sober quick tricks, it's just going to have to run it's course."

Drift doesn't always make the best decisions. If they survive this he'll work on it.

"I hadn't really intended to drink anything at all, I stopped at the bar to talk to Knock Out and then I got caught up chatting with Sentinel. You know, the guy with the chin."
happyclappyhippydrippy: (it's so goddamn pointy)

[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-04 04:54 am (UTC)(link)
"More or less. Had a good talk with them, though. Maybe it's just the high grade talking, but I almost feel like I've learned more about myself in the past few hours than I have in the last couple million years. Funny how the end of the world affects people."

Drift's pretty okay with Wing not being angry. Pretty super okay with it. He still feels bad about it, though.

"As well as you can expect."
happyclappyhippydrippy: (the manga's better than the anime)

[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-05 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
"Drinking, yes. I don't know about getting drunk. Or, not as bad as me, at least. I think I'm a bit of a light weight. People are scared, Wing. They're not all as good at coping with it as... as other people."

he shakes his head, growing more and more annoyed with himself as he sits there. He can't really change what he's already done, but still.
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[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-05 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
Drift isn't concerned about his own safety. He isn't afraid of dying, but he's honestly terrified of the idea of losing Wing, of losing everyone he's met here and ending up alone. He knows it's stupid, but it's kind of hard to break out of that mindset.

"I used to think I was as strong as you, y'know? I guess I still have a ways to go."
happyclappyhippydrippy: (those dub voices are cringeworthy)

[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-05 06:46 am (UTC)(link)
Well hell, Drift hadn't expected to hear that from Wing. Like ever. He leaned back and just stared at the Jet for a few seconds, as though he was speaking some weird alien language.

"How the hell do you figure that?"
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[personal profile] happyclappyhippydrippy 2014-08-06 07:47 pm (UTC)(link)
[Drift puffed his cheeks a bit in response to the chuckling. Punk don't laugh.]

It wasn't easy, I'll give you that, but it never would have happened if I hadn't met you.