• Published 7th Aug 2018
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Sting Like a Bee - Gojipower12



A timid pegasus and a young Autobot forge a powerful bond between each other while racing to stop a power-hungry Decepticon from plunging Equestria into darkness.

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Chapter 2

Fluttershy walked towards the Everfree Forest with Angel in tow, watching a couple of birds fly by. As she went deeper, Fluttershy could see massive trees covered in overhanging vines, multi-colored mushrooms growing on felled trees, several different species of beautiful and exotic wildflowers growing on the mossy ground, and hundreds of different animals running about. The Everfree would have been a amazing place to spend countless hours studying the wildlife if it wasn’t for the occasional run-in with a tempermental Cockatrice or a ravenous Cragadile. Fluttershy planned to visit the forest’s resident zebra Zecora and head back home. The forest was unnaturally quiet, bar from the occassional squeak of a squirrel and the chilling screech of a Barn Owl. Fluttershy looked around, suddenly getting a uneasy feeling in her stomach.

“This is... odd. The forest isn’t usually so quiet...” Fluttershy said, mostly to herself. She was about to turn around and leave when she spotted something casting a unnatural glint of sunlight in the corner of her eye.

“What is that?” Fluttershy wondered, cautiously approaching the object. Upon closer inspection, the pegasus could see the rusty hood of the inactive Volkswagen hiding in the underbrush.
Now this got Fluttershy’s attention. She removed some of the foliage out of the way, revealing the rest of the derelict car.

“Oh my, who left this here? It must’ve been sitting in the forest for days.” Fluttershy said in a appalled tone. At that very moment, Fluttershy’s attention was turned to a cyan pegasus sporting a rainbow-colored mane flying overhead. The pegasus immediately noticed Fluttershy on the ground and skidded to a halt, diving towards the forest floor. With a audible thud, the cyan pegasus landed right in front of Fluttershy.

“Yo, Flutters! What the heck are you doing all the way here?” She asked.

“Rainbow Dash, I found this car sitting behind this bush and I think someone left it here.” Fluttershy replied.

“Really?” Rainbow asked, glancing at the vehicle. “This is definitely a car. A Volkswagen in fact. You don’t see a lot of these things since only the richest ponies own them. Now who would leave a decent car lying around in a forest?”

“I don’t really know.”

“Hey, don’t sweat it. I can help you push this thing back to your place.”

Fluttershy and Rainbow planted their hooves on the Volkswagen’s rear and began pushing with all their might, managing to shove the vehicle out of the forest.

***

“Thanks a lot, Rainbow. Your help is very much appreciated.” Fluttershy said.

“Ah, It was nothing. I gotta dash, why don’t you take a look at the car? There might be something cool inside.” Rainbow replied, bolting into the sky at near super-sonic speeds. Fluttershy glanced at the yellow Volkswagen sitting lifelessly in the center of her backyard. Cocking her head to the side, Fluttershy began to inspect the car a little more closely. She immediately noticed the huge, smoky dent on the back of the vehicle’s roof.

“My Faust, what happened to you...?” Fluttershy murmured as she flew up to get a better look at the damage. It didn’t look too bad, all things considering. Maybe Fluttershy will ask Twilight to help repair the damage.

She may be a gigantic book worm and science nerd, but that didn’t mean Twilight couldn’t be knowledgeable in mechanics,

Fluttershy was about to head to the alicorn’s castle when a sudden creaking from the car’s underside grabbed her attention. Strangely enough, several pieces of metal fell out of the vehicle’s underside, landing on the floor with audible clanking.

Now this was getting weird.

Fluttershy approached the vehicle with caution, looking at the underside closely. She bent down, craning her head upwards to take a better look.

“You’re much more damaged than I thought...” Fluttershy muttered. She noticed something odd about the car’s undercarriage. From where she lay, Fluttershy could see what appeared to be some sort of metal face hiding among the pipes and gears.

“What the...” Was the only thing Fluttershy said before witnessing the face’s eyes light up with a ocean-blue color. Immediately, the Volkswagen began to shift itself around into it reformed into the somewhat large, yellow Autobot that was known as Bumblebee. Bumblebee looked around his new surroundings before setting his optics on the terrified pegasus. Almost immediately, the young mech yelped as he jumped back in terror, instantly coming back to his senses. Before he could realize, Bumblebee obliviously backed up into a hill and found himself tumbling backwards downhill.

“Oh!!” Fluttershy exclaimed while racing down the hill to catch the tumbling Autobot. Bumblebee’s fall was halted by a large tree, finally stopping the mech from tumbling any further. Bumblebee groaned as he sat up, shaking his head dizzilly before eyeing the dull-yellow pegasus approach him. Bumblebee fearfully inched back from Fluttershy, curling up into a little ball by holding his legs close to his chestplate. He let out something of a low-pitched whine as Fluttershy got closer. Fluttershy had immediately saw the fear in the Autobot’s eyes and slowly raised her hooves in the air towards him.

“Don’t be afraid.... I’m not going to hurt you, okay? You’re safe here.” Fluttershy said with a calm, soothing tone. Bumblebee looked at the pegasus warily before slowly moving towards her. He got close enough for Fluttershy to softly lay her hooves on his faceplate. She gently rubbed the young Autobot’s faceplate, giving the mech a small smile. Bumblebee seemed to calm down a little more after Fluttershy had began to comfort him.

“There you go... You see? You’re safe. Do you want me to find someone to fix your wounds?” Fluttershy asked soothingly. Bumblebee simply nodded in response.

“Okay, you have to stay here. I’ll be back for help.”