Once he returned to the Nemesis, Megatron turned to Thundercracker. “Thundercracker, you’re in command until my return.” Megatron then headed to the door.
“Return from where?” asked Thundercracker.
“My mission with Gaia and Vector Sigma.”
“…You’re…seriously going behind Prime’s back?”
“What good would new Emeralds be with Primus and Unicron breathing down our necks?”
“New Emeralds?! Then Optimus really DID give the Chaos Emeralds to Starscream?!”
“And Slipstream has Primacron’s notes so we can make more!” By now, Megatron was getting annoyed at the constant questions. He turned to leave, but Thundercracker turned him back around.
“You Paxes are trying my patience!” snarled Thundercracker.
“…You’re not planning to usurp me at this time, are you?” asked Megatron. Thundercracker drew his sword and held it to Megatron’s neck.
“The possibility IS being considered!”
“At so dangerous a time?” That sentence hung in the air. “…All right, all cards on the table, I didn’t plan on giving the Emeralds away. However, Slipstream managed to tell Gaia via mental call that she has the necessary data to make new ones. They’ll only be temporary, but they should give us an edge over Tornedron. While they’re being made, Vector Sigma, Gaia, and I will go down to Voksphere and wake up the Vok, Lux, and Umbra so they can recombine Primus and Unicron back into Primacron. Primacron will be mortal, Tornedron will be too weak to help him, and Starscream’s War-world will be easy pickings for the Vok. We need as many soldiers as possible, and this is the best way to minimize casualties.” That last statement made Thundercracker arch his eyebrow. “Think about it. Won’t more allies mean we will have more people watching our backs?” No one moved for a few seconds, then Megatron gently nudged the sword away from his neck. Thundercracker then sheathed it and knelt.
“My apologies, my Lord,” he said. “I had no idea.”
“Perhaps I should have told you, so I will take some blame. For now, make it up to me by commanding the Nemesis in my absence.”
“Yes, my Lord.” Megatron then headed off the bridge and made a mental call.
“Ready,” he said.
“Let’s get going,” replied Gaia’s voice. He then faded away.
He, Vector Sigma, and Gaia arrived in a forest-choked city. Time had overtaken the buildings. The statues littered throughout the city were untouched, oddly enough. Gaia and Vector Sigma looked around in pain and sadness. “So many Vok,” whispered Gaia.
“Not just the men, but the women and children too,” mumbled Vector Sigma. Megatron put a reassuring hand on each of their shoulders.
“Primus and Unicron will pay for this, I promise,” he urged. The two then steeled themselves.
“This way!” called Vector Sigma. “We’re in Lokras City, near the shores of the North Continent of Light, Lux’s private domain! We need to be at Tirmal City on the Equatorial Continent of Earth! It’s directly south of us!” He led everyone to the edge of the continent. Once there, the seas revealed themselves. They were calm seas, but they had no boat. Megatron simply transformed and Gaia levitated herself and Vector Sigma. They flew through the skies. As they flew, Megatron managed to get a call. It was Optimus. Megatron’s holo-form rolled his eyes before he accepted the call.
“And just what, pray tell, are you doing?!” hissed Optimus.
“Optimus, I’m a little busy as well as behind enemy lines at the moment,” replied Megatron, “so whatever you have to say, please make it brief.”
“Get back here! I told you to leave them until Tornedron was beaten!”
“Do you really think that Primus and Unicron will give us that courtesy? Have you SEEN their arsenals?! No, they will assist Tornedron if we don’t give them a distraction. Gaia, Vector Sigma, and I will be waking Lux, Umbra, and the Vok and they will assist us!”
“Get back here! That’s an order!”
“Apologies, Galaxy Convoy: Optimus Prime! For too long, my fate has not been in my own hands! Not this time! Like I said, I’m behind enemy lines, so I must insist on radio silence until my mission is complete!” He ended the call and then saw land approaching the group.
“Earth Continent ahead!” called Vector Sigma. “One minute until Tirmal City!” The group continued onward. Once the buildings were sighted, they made their descent. Megatron transformed and landed like Iron Man. Vector Sigma arched an eyebrow. “Isn’t that hard on your knees?” he asked.
“Slightly, yes,” confirmed Megatron.
“This way!” called Gaia. They all followed her through the statue-laden streets until they reached a building. “Primacron’s old lab,” explained Gaia. They reached the doors and realized they were shut. Megatron decided to use a little brute force to open them. He shoved his fingers into the crack and pulled hard. It took a minute, but he succeeded.
“I’m actually…surprised…they opened…at all,” he panted. Once he caught his breath, they all entered the lab. It was dark, so Gaia summoned a light. The light then showed two statues of women.
“My mothers!” she yelped. She ran up to them and examined them. “…They’re aware!”
“…Aware of what?” asked Megatron.
“Everything. Vector Sigma telling you and Optimus about their plight, Optimus becoming Galaxy Convoy, the fleet coming here, they know about everything! …And they have a plan!”
“What’s the plan?!” asked Vector Sigma. Gaia then made a mental call to all ship commanders in the fleet.
“Everyone, Lux and Umbra have an idea!” she called. “These are the intended steps: Vector Sigma and Megatron will awaken Lux and Umbra with pure versions of their respective elements. At the same time, I will awaken the Vok with the four smaller elements. Once that’s done, my mothers and I will hold off Primus and Unicron while the Vok and their ships are sent to your fleet. Once they join you, activate the new Chaos Emeralds and start shooting at Tornedron immediately. Is everyone clear on this?” The fleet mentally confirmed the plan. “Timing is of the essence, everyone. There can be no margin for error.” She turned to Megatron and Vector Sigma. “Pure light and pure darkness, please.” The two men then summoned balls of energy between their hands. They were straining under the pressure. Vector Sigma then faced Lux’s statue while Megatron faced Umbra’s. Gaia then raised her hands and surrounded herself in an air ball while rocks, water, and fire made rings around it. “…Three…two…one…NOW!” She fired all the elements onto the floor and surrounded the planet in light. While that happened, Vector Sigma and Megatron fired their respective energy balls into the statues. All the statues on the planet then cracked and broke apart, revealing the Vok, Lux, and Umbra! The Vok Navy then vanished.
“Vok ships coming in!” called Cliffjumper. “The Vok Fleet Admiral said he’ll be taking your orders!”
“All ships, it’s time! Activate the new Emeralds!” ordered Optimus.
On the War-world, Starscream was called to the bridge. “What’s going on?!”
“Sir, it’s Lux, Umbra, and the Vok!” replied Deathsaurus. “They’re back!”
“Sir, Lux, Umbra, and Gaia are fighting Primus and Unicron!” reported Skywarp.
“Sir, the enemy fleet!” called Sunstorm. On the screen, they saw seven lights, the same colors of the Chaos Emeralds, orbiting the fleet. The lights then entered all the ships and the whole fleet turned gold with a golden aura surrounding each ship. Starscream then realized what happened.
“Slipstream had Primacron’s notes on creating the Chaos Emeralds!” he gulped. He turned to Deathsaurus. “Activate ours! Order Tornedron to attack! We’ll assist it!”
“Sir, are you sure that’s-?!”
“THAT’S AN ORDER!”
“…Aye, Sir.” Deathsaurus issued the necessary commands. Tornedron and the War-world then advanced on the fleet as the War-world turned gold.
“The enemy’s advancing on us!” reported a now golden Cliffjumper.
“That’s our signal! ATTACK!” ordered Optimus. The fleet then advanced, each ship raising their shields and arming their weapons. The Primacron Battles had begun!