• Published 28th Jul 2013
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My Little Decepticon - Astral Sketch

A Decepticon soldier awakens in a strange new world.

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After a good night's sleep, Twilight woke up early in the morning despite being up late last night at Spincap's welcome party. Like every morning as soon as she was up, she vigilantly made up a list of the day's objectives. At the top of the list was of course interviewing Spincap, the incredible alien she and her friends meet yesterday. Most ponies would still be asleep this early after one of Pinkie Pie's late night parties but the excitement of interviewing a visitor from another world was enough to keep this mare wide awake. After making her check list and a check list for her check list, Twilight then prepared her saddle bag with plenty of parchments, quills, and ink bottles. Now that she had her things ready she then went over to Spike's bed to wake him up.

"Spike, wake up Spike," she said trying to wake him up.

The baby dragon mumbled something unintelligible as he turned facing away from Twilight.

"Spike wake up," she said a little louder.

"What is it?" said Spike in an annoyed tone.

"Get up Spike there's somepo-, I mean someone incredible you have meet," Said Twilight.

"Whoever it is can he or she wait till later? It's too early," said Spike as he wrapped himself with blanket.

Twilight rolled her eyes and then used her magic to levitate Spike out of bed and onto her back.

"Come on Twilight," muttered Spike.

"Trust me Spike, you don't want to miss this," said Twilight.

When she got home last night Spike was already asleep so Twilight had not told him about Spincap yet. So with Spike and her saddle bag ready, Twilight went down the stairs and then they were out the door.

Inside the barn at Sweet Apple Acres Spincap laid on a huge pile of hay still in sleep mode.

"Hello, Mr. Spincap? wake up sleepy head," said a voice.

Spincap's sensors picked up on whoever it was that had just spoken which awoke him up from sleep mode.

"Huh?... what?" he said as his optics began to reactivate.

"Ah said it's time to wake up," said the voice again.

As his vision focused, he was able to see who it was that was speaking to him. It was Apple Bloom one of the fillies he met at last night's party and she was sitting on his chest.

"Ah came by to say good morning, so good morning," said Apple Bloom.

"Good... morning," said Spincap.

Then it accord to him that it had been a long time since he said those words. After all, because of the war and the depleting resources good mornings weren't that often on Cybertron.

"Anyways m'ah sister Applejack wanted me to see how you were doing, and if you slept OK," said Apple Bloom.

"I'm fine," Spincap said as he got to his feet, "wait Applejacks your sister?"

"Of course she is don't you see the family resemblance?" said an amused Apple Bloom.

"APPLE BLOOM!" yelled someone from outside the barn.

"That's her now," said Apple Bloom.

"Apple Bloom," said Applejack as she entered the barn, "do you have any idea what time it is? you're going to be late for school."

It turned out that Applejack wasn't alone when she entered because right behind her was Twilight with a sleepy spike on her back.

"Sorry sis, I was just talking to Mr. Spincap," said the yellow filly.

"Why are we here Twilight?" asked Spike, "I thought there was somepony you wanted me to-."

Spike was speechless the moment he saw the giant that was inside the barn.

"T...T... Twilight! Who is-, Why is there a giant in here!" yelled Spike.

"Calm down Spike," said Twilight, "this is who I wanted you to meet."

"Apple Bloom you get going to school now, you can talk the Spincap when you get back alright?" said Applejack.

"Alright," said the filly, "see y'ah later Mr. Spincap."

"Twilight, I need to get back to work so I'll see y'ah later, you too big guy!" said Applejack.

With both apple sisters out of the barn the only ones that were left inside were Spincap, Twilight, and Spike.

"Good morning Spincap, Spike don't be rude," said Twilight.

"Gggg good morning?" stammered Spike.

"Good Morning," said Spincap.

"Sorry I know its early but it'd be really great if we can do that interview I mentioned yesterday," said Twilight.

"Sure thing," said Spincap.

I guess the sooner we get this over with the better he thought.

"Wonderful" said a gleeful Twilight.

Using her magic Twilight then rummaged through her saddle bag pulling out several rolls of paper, some ink and a quell.

"Whoa!" said Spincap who was amazed by Twilight's sudden use of telekinesis, "h- how did you do that?"

"Huh? do what?" said a startled Twilight.

"Moving things with your mind, how are you doing that?" he said.

"What? you mean magic?" asked a confused Twilight.

"Magic, MAGIC? you mean magic is real?" said Spincap.

"What? of course magic is real," said Twilight, "isn't there magic on your planet?"

"In stories and legends but I never thought it could be done, can all of you ponies use magic?" he asked.

"No, just us unicorns and for most it's just a little bit," Twilight explained.

"So there is no magic on your world, that's so strange," said Twilight as she wrote this piece of information down, "But what about your transformation yesterday? how did you do that without magic?"

"Transformation? what transformation?" asked Spike.

"That's part of my biology," said Spincap.

"What's he talking about Twilight?" asked Spike.

*sigh* "Spincap you wouldn't mind showing Spike would you?" asked Twilight.

"Alright," he replied.

Spincap stepped back a bit and as Twilight and Spike watched he shifted into is vehicle mode. Even though this was Twilight's second time seeing Spincap transform it still put her in awe. Then when she turned to see Spike's reaction she couldn't help but snicker. Spike was speechless as his jaw dropped and his eyes were huge, it wasn't till a few seconds had passed when finally spoke.

"That was... AMAZING!" said Spike.

"I know Spike, Spincap you don't mind if we took a good look at you in this form do you?" Twilight asked.

"No, go ahead," he answered from the speakers.

Spike and Twilight walked up to Spincap to examine his vehicle mode. Twilight looked at everything the smooth metallic texture, the low hum of the engine, the tread of the wheels and the lights. Spike was on the opposite side to Twilight and with his claw he was just about to touch the side of the vehicle.

"Watch the paint will you?" said Spincap.

"Oh sorry," said Spike as he carefully felt the smooth metal.

After the exterior examination was complete, Twilight and Spike move away from Spincap to give him room to transform back.

"Thank you Spincap," said Twilight as she wrote down more information.

Spincap transformed again and was back in his robot mode.

"No problem," said Spincap.

"Can everyone on your planet do that?" asked Twilight.

"Yeah, it's a fundamental part of our biology," he answered.

"Yes speaking of biology, I have to ask, Spincap are you a machine?" said Twilight, "At first when we first meet you yesterday I thought you were wearing some kind of armor. But the way you changed, it just can't be possible for any living thing to do something like that."

"Well that depends on what you mean by alive, but yeah my body is mechanical in nature," Spincap answered.

"Could you please explain?" she asked.

"You see on my planet we are all cybernetic beings so we don't see life like you would. For us consciences is what makes us living beings," Spincap explain.

"I see, it's like I think therefore I am," said Twilight.

"Uh, sure," said Spincap.

"This is so fascinating," cheered Twilight.

Twilight and Spincap continued their interview for most of the morning. Twilight had written down everything Spincap had told her about Cybertron, and Cybertronians in general which she had written down on several scrolls. Having skipped breakfast Spike had left the barn and went straight to the farm house to ask for food, leaving Twilight and Spincap alone. Then came the moment when Twilight asked why did he come to their planet in the first place. That's when Spincap went silent, up until now he had not mention the war or that he was a soldier and that he crash landed on this planet by a freak accident because of a destabilized Space Bridge.

If I tell her I'm a soldier in a war, would she and the others still be willing to trust me? Spincap thought.

That's was when Applejack returned to the barn since she had finished her morning chores, she also happened to bring an apple pie for the two of them.

"Well hello there," said Applejack, "Spike told me you skipped breakfast so I brought you two a fresh baked pie."

"Thanks Applejack, it smells real good," said Twilight whose stomach was beginning to growl.

Applejack started to cut the pie and handed a piece on a plate to Twilight and then she went up to Spincap to hand one to him.

"Here you go big guy have some pie," said Applejack.

Spincap looked at the plate which it reminded him of the cake from last night's party.

"This pie, is it like cake?" he asked.

"Sort of," said Applejack, "try it, it's real good."

"Sorry but, I won't be able to process it," said Spincap.

"Huh process? Is there something wrong with the pie?" asked Applejack.

"No Applejack, what he means is that he can't digest it or anything else we ponies eat," said Twilight after taking a bite out of the pie.

"Can't digest it? Then how's he gonna survive without food? He's not a meat eater is he?" asked Applejack.

"I survive off Energon," answered Spincap.

"Ener- what-a?" said a confused Applejack.

"Energon," said Twilight, "it's what his people consume to survive."

"And what exactly is this Energon?" asked Applejack.

"It's the life blood of Primus that sustains all Cybertronians," answered Spincap.

Confused, Applejack did not know how to respond to that.

"It turns out that Spincap and the rest of his people are all living machines and Energon is the fuel that powers them," explained Twilight.

"Wow, so you're a machine huh?" said Applejack.

"Yeah and speaking of Energon," said Spincap as he got to his feet, "I really should get back to my pod for a refill."

"But I have more questions to ask you," said Twilight.

"Well there going to have to wait," said Spincap as he stepped towards the barn door.

Spincap ducked down and pushed the doors open and to their surprise Fluttershy was standing at the other side of the entrance, she also had a little green bird with her.

"Oh, hello Spincap and hello to you too Twilight, Applejack," said Fluttershy.

"Fluttershy how long have you been outside the door?" asked Twilight.

"Yeah why didn't you come in?" said Applejack.

"I was only out there for a few minutes and it sounded like you three were having an important conversation so I waited," said Fluttershy.

"So what brings you all the way here?" asked Applejack.

"Well I thought that Spincap wouldn't want to stay in this barn forever so I asked my animal friends if they could find a place nearby big enough for him to stay in... and."

"And?" asked both Applejack and Twilight.

"And... one of birds came back and told me he found the perfect place," said Fluttershy.

"Really?" said Spincap, Applejack and Twilight in unison.

"Yes and if it's o.k. with all of you I can take the three of you there now," said Fluttershy.

All eyes were on Spincap waiting for is answer.

O.k. this I gotta see he thought.

"Sure I guess I can take a look" he answered.

"Oh good," said Fluttershy.

Fluttershy then asked the bird to lead them to the location and as it flew the Cybertronian and three mares began to follow.

Author's Note:

Sorry for the late chapter, been very busy lately with work, Halloween, writing another story Origin of the Beasts and going to Nightmare Nights which was fun by the way. I met M.A. Larson and got his autograph, Andrea Libman's too. Anyways thanks for reading please comment.