Set Set threw open the doors to his brothers study, the priests outside had told him Osiris could be found here. He slammed the doors closed behind him, and the boom echoed in the room.
Is it true?
Osiris was staring at him, shocked. The two brothers looked nothing alike; Osiris had been born with a completely human appearance. He was handsome, everyone thought he was handsome, even Set admitted he was handsome.
Sets body was human too, but his head was shaped similarly to a camel, and the fur on his face was the color of dried blood.
Is what true, Set?
Set advanced on his brother and with one hand pushed the table between them out of the way. The papers Osiris had been looking at scattered across the floor. His brother took a step back.
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Optimus watched the city from the train yards. The whole yard was empty except for a single grizzled nightwatch man and his ill-tempered dog. The big red and blue bot was laying on his side in his bipedal form, watching the city.
Prowl shook his head, I don't understand what you three find so fascinating about this human town.
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The Bumblebee rolled to a stop in front of the Castle Hotel. Mikaela glanced out at the magnificent structure. Following an afternoon of heat and adventure she was grateful to be back at the hotel.
The courtyard consisted of a small circular drive for guests to pull their buggies and carriages up close to the door inside of which was a small gazebo with flowering bushes. Four large statues flanked the front of the building. Each was an angel with impressive wings, their heads overlapping the second story window. Many of the hotels and theaters in the city were purchasing such fixtures to attract more attention from the fair goers. Mikaela had overheard the staff speculating that they were just plaster and paint, like the statues in the fair. Despite their scorn she found that she enjoyed looking at the serene faces and graceful limbs.
How Anubis met ThothIncense hung heavy in the air at Karnak. Looking over his shoulder, Anubis could see the twilight sky between the two rows of decorated pillars. Only a sliver of blue-silver marked where Ra traveled into the underworld for the night. Anubis turned away and continued onwards, traveling between the pillars and the wall to his right. The flickering light of candles awaited him at the end of the short hallway. The closer he got, the lighter he put down his feet, trying not to make any noise. Finally, at the end of the entrance hall, he peered around the last pillar into the room beyond.
Illuminated by a circle of candles were fifteen sitting figures, dark and short, each with their backs to him. One of the figures shook its tail. Baboons, Anubis realized. A room full of baboons sitting quietly, each staring at the man sitting at the front of the gathering. The man was facing the baboons, sitting with his legs folded, his ibis head bowed thoughtfully.
Anubis sucked in his breath sharply, an
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We just don't seem to take on a lot of noisy bots, the hulking purple and silver mech smiled down at the stricken Autobots.
Well, not all of us are quiet, Thundercracker shook his head, Like Starscream for instance...
Astrotrain shrugged, tossing the remains of the guard to one side, Maybe he's just making up for Soundwave here being so quiet.
Maggie stared around Grimlock's bulk in disbelief. Before tonight these creatures had been dusty relics that sat on her work table to be unraveled and understood like any other archaeological find. Now there were six crowding her tent, Sam, please tell me these beings are with you.
Nope. Sam squeaked. Bumblebee stood and slowly pushed Sam backwards.
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The 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 had seen no reason to change it now. His wide wings extended and folded over the jets he used for propulsion, the long neck of his alt form bent over his back to expose his true face.
A part of the Seeker 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; they wouldn't be able 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 h
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Ravage opened one optic slightly, getting his bearings. He was still in the cage.
The cage seemed to have been built with someone like himself in mind; someone that was made of impossibly hard metal, equipped with weapons of power unseen on this world, and with jaws strong enough to crush stone like packed snow. The bars hummed with electricity, enough to short out his still heavily damaged circuits for one turn of this miserable planet. He'd spent three days lying immobile while trying to discern how to absorb the energy instead of being disabled by it. His conclusion had been that in his injured state there was no way to do so.
The room had several windows, sun shining in brightly just beyond his reach. The space was moderate, with walls made from a type of brick. Crammed everywhere were strange machines, many of which
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Mikaela... Sam whispered, I don't how to break this to you, but there's something down here.
Mikaela rolled her eyes, Sam, just stay calm, it's probably just a... a snake or a bunch of bats or something.
They're awfully big to be bats, Sam managed to squeak out. There were three sets of blue orbs in the cavern in front of Sam. Two seemed to float a little higher than a human, but the third pair danced far above, perhaps fifteen feet. It wasn't enough that they were there and they were staring, they seemed to be slowly getting closer.
The first of the shorter pair was getting very close to where Sam had fallen. Whatever it was crept closer, the lights moving like will-o-the-wisps in fog. Carefully the creature crossed the weak band of sunlight that lit the chasm; the body belonging to the orbs suddenly