World of Steam CH 6Chapter 6.The house was equipped with electric lights. Not far away the stack of the new coal burning plant merrily belched black smoke into the distance. The whole town was electrified, something that Sam's Grandfather was rather proud of. He had been one of the first to take out the gas lights in his house and put in new electric wiring.Sam could see that the kitchen light had been left on for him, but he wasn't ready to go inside just yet. First he needed to find cover for his friends. He was fairly certain that Blaster and Perceptor would fit inside the house, but Bumblebee was just too large. On the property were three large auxiliary structures besides the barn, two were for storage and one that held the family workshops. Sam headed over to the workshop where he could get a candle first. The workshop shared the electricity of the house, however the sheds were not so lucky. He was certain that one of the sheds was mostly empty, the contents having been moved to the ca
World of Steam Chapter 12Chapter 12So let me get this straight, we're living with a technologically inferior species and are going to coexist with them. Prowl stared at Optimus as if he had blown a fuse.The larger mech stared unflinchingly into the security officer's optics. Yes. We are.Jazz shrugged his shoulders, Seems to me the 'cons kinda made that decision first. Starscream claimed he'd been here since, how long did you figure again Perceptor?The scientist stopped working on Optimus's torn shoulder long enough to answer, From what we know of their people's history probably during what they call the Stone Age, which is around a million of their years ago, he paused again, considering his answer. Give or take a few thousand years.Ratchet shook his head, feeling irritated at the lot of them. He was working on Bumblebee's throat plates and vocal processors, mostly just checking on the repairs.
World of Steam Chapter 11Chapter 11The grey and red seeker transformed and landed gracefully above the two Autobots. Modeling himself after the dragons from human legends had proven to drive fear and respect into the villages that surrounded the caves he had called home for so long, he saw no reason to change his alt-form now. Wide wings extended and folded over the jets he used for propulsion, the long neck bent over his back to expose his true face.A part of Starscream was excited about finally interacting with his own kind once again, even if they were Autobots. The sun was sinking low into the west at his back; the light would blind anyone who tried to look directly at him. The vain jet had chosen to land here for just that reason. The more impressive he looked the easier it would be for them to see what a powerful warrior he was, and so what a great leader he would be.Starscream surveyed his former enemies. He didn't recognize either bot at first. Somewhere in his memory, a long time ago, it seemed tha