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Stories which primarily focus on the normal goings on of the cast.

Absent and Minded by HSBacklash01

  • Recommended by Adrian
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Thundercracker tries to save face and stave off a nervous breakdown when Starscream decides to take the day off, with some non-help courtesy of Skywarp.
  • Comments: Smart, hilarious and in-character. An amusing take on the relationship between the three Seekers that definitely rings true. Starscream getting hammered is reason enough to check it out, but everything else about this story is equally awesome.

Aimless Origins by Anonymous

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: It was never a good idea to listen to Misfire. Or: Fulcrum finds out his boyfriend is the secret MegaStar sparkling from hell.

All Roads Lead to Rome by HenriettaDarlington

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Sunstreaker doesn't know why this little alien keeps calling him Apollo. Amelia the Younger doesn't know why this god won't take a hint.

and nothing hurt by seekingjets

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Skyfire is trapped and only Starscream can help.

And The Lights Burn Out by ckret2

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: "I could’ve been like you. Brains AND beauty. But I can’t have that. Any of it. And it’s my own fault." "It’s not your fault." "Then whose is it?" Glitch hates his powers, and the best Shockwave can do for him is try to help reframe how he looks at them.

Anger Management by Dragowolf

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Sunstreaker is known for his temper, but at one time he had a way to help control it. But he doesn't remember what it was... good thing someone does!

Anger Management by Molten-Ashes

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: "If I'm right, something about Tactical Officer's flying off the handle and picking a fight is in data-pad three, page four thousand and twenty two, paragraph four."

Animal Friends by Dragowolf

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Beachcomber shows Hound just why Bluestreak doesn't like to go outside.

The Ascension by silberstreif

  • Recommended by SomeoneImSure
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. Prowl is the second heir of Praxus and a dutiful creation, but his spark beats for the endless wonders of statistics. Hence, barely out of younglinghood, he is attending the Academy of Statistics and Higher Mathematics as Black Dust. But then his brother, the prime heir, dies and everything starts to fall apart…
  • Comments: A well-written AU with good character development for Prowl, with minor grammatical errors, that deserves more love and praise.

Ariadne's Thread by The Toe of Sauron

  • Recommended by Deceptibot 1998
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: IDW-AU. They told Sideswipe it was the only way; they had to abandon Sunstreaker to fight the Decepticons, to preserve the greater good. So what is he supposed to do now, when the greater good isn't good enough? Sequel to Us Against the World.
  • Comments: It's a sequel to another great story that she wrote, focusing on the IDW Twins, but can be read on its own. I can't describe what it's about without spoiling too much, but it stars Hunter O'Nion and Sideswipe. And then Simmons joins the fun. Just... This is what should have happened in canon.

The Art of Flying by PixeledPurple

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Starscream wasn't around when Megatron created the Stunticons, or when the Aerialbots came online. When he learns about new flightframes amongst the Autobot ranks, he's not happy, and Primus, did the Autobots even teach these newbuilds how to properly fly? Does he have to do everything around here?!

Awake by pink_shoes

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: Megatron awakens from a near-fatal accident only to find that he's been unconscious for five hundred vorns and the war has ended without his consent. And for some reason, nobody seems too interested in starting the fighting back up again.

Bathtime by Melora Maxwell

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Turbofleas plus decontamination plus bath equals one peeved Ravage...

Beauty and the Beast by Dark Angel Lillith

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Swoop likes shiny things and helping people. Nobody wanted his help and an incident made him almost lose his love for shiny things. Maybe an encounter with an unlikely mech will brighten up his day.

Beginner's Luck by Jesse

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's Ambulon's third day working for Ratchet, and First Aid is showing him the ropes. Or well, he's supposed to be. He seems to have other ideas in mind, which could get them into trouble, and Ambulon has no say in the matter. Spoiler: he does them anyway.

Bent But Not Broken by ladydragon76

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mirage is captured and raped by the Decepticons. But as the title says, instead of having his spirit broken and losing the will to live, he escapes and gets revenge...in a VERY gruesome way.
  • Comments: One of the scariest, if not THE scariest, fanfics ever written. Whatever you do, do NOT read this before going to bed, especially if you scare easily. On the lighter side, it's nice to see a story where Mirage doesn't end up a quivering wreck, and we get to see a more vulnerable side to Soundwave.

Best First by SkyShadow

  • Recommended by Adrian
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Finding himself at the mercy of Optimus Prime, Thundercracker bargains with the only thing that he has to offer: a story. It is a tale from a time when the Autobots were led by an Iaconian lawman named Sentinel Prime.
  • Comments: There is good reason why this novella is on Lexicon's Top Ten list. Best First is a deftly crafted war story that lends a remarkably mature perspective on the Autobot-Decepticon conflict and the political power-play involved. It centers on Thundercracker, but features a host of characters from both factions, as well as some clever shout-outs to the fandom. Do yourself a favor and check this classic out, if you haven't already. It's very long and absolutely worth it.

Betrayal of a Sire by oly_chic

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Jazz’s long-lost sire comes to visit while Jazz is gone, it’s up to Prowl to figure out what’s happening. What he discovers is worse than what he imagined.

The Blood - uh, Energon - Is The Life, Mr. Renfield by FeelTheSteelMillsRust

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A strange occurrence is having a rather monstrous effect on some Transformers...

Break Step by Jason M. Lee

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Jazz and Blaster attend a DDR tournament and two more unexpected mechs come along.

But They Might Hope by The Starhorse

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Prowl and Sideswipe are either contestants in the Snark-o-lympics, or are busy waiting for Godot. You decide.

Button! by Molten-Ashes

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: That yellow button should have had a 'Do Not Press' sign above it...

Catalyst by Stargazer at Moonlight

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sunstreaker, Sideswipe, Bluestreak, Perceptor, Jazz, and Prowl have been keeping a huge secret. Literally.

A Child Shall Lead Them by Kenya Starflight

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Upon Optimus Prime's death, the Matrix of Leadership falls into the hands of a surprising candidate, and the Dinobot Swoop finds himself bearing a burden he could never have imagined.

Chocolatl by Rebecca Hb

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: G1: Scavenger goes down to a Cybertronian candyshop to feed his sweet tooth.

Choices by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Suspicions rise as there is an attempted murder at the Ark.

Clocked by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Tracks vs Sunstreaker, it's never a pretty sight.

Code of Honour by CrystineDecepticon

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Thundercracker sets the record straight about events from his past while awaiting rescue on an asteroid.

Commissions by Authorticity

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: “Whirl, ol' buddy.” Swerve shot him an uneasy smile, like he was second-guessing himself even as his mouth forged ahead. “Can I ask a tiny lil' favor?"
"Depends on what's in it for me. And by 'it,' I mean free high grade." Whirl thought about it. "Y'know, that's sounding less and less like a favor."(Or: Whirl forgets not to care long enough to earn himself a few tentative of 'non-enemies', or whatever people call them.)

Communique by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by Soledad
  • Status: Dead
  • Summary: G1 A peek into the chaos that is the daily lives of the 'bots...via their paging system

Convenience by espioc

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2020
  • Summary: Two states are prepared to wage war if they cannot come to an impasse. Their solution? A union between the two most influential families from each side. Starscream gets the short end of the stick when he's chosen out of a dozen brothers to be married off by his state. He hardly knows the mech's name, but he's sure he hates him, their new house, and everything that's expected of them. After a few unfortunate incidents, Starscream slowly starts to realize that the person who he was forced to take as his conjux is hardly what he was expecting. They soon come to realize they have a common goal. Get out. And get away.

Creations by Melora Maxwell

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Out of all the Decepticons, only Soundwave knows about the insanity and benefits of raising a family, especially when that family consists of the Cassettes...

Crossfire and Consequences by Kenya Starflight

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: When humans are caught in the crossfire of a deadly battle, the consequences are dire for all parties involved...

CSI: Ark by MoonMadKitty/Tanaigre

  • Recommended by Jeysie, seconded by NK
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Jazz boasts that solving a case based on just gut feeling and the right attitude is easy based on watching episodes of CSI, Prowl (who feels it's really based on logic, procedure, and time) challenges him to prove this assertion by solving a mock crime that Prowl will think up for him. But when Prowl ropes just about every Autobot on the Ark into it, the contest might prove harder than Jazz thinks...
  • Comments: A rare Prowl & Jazz fic that doesn't involve them as lovers and makes a fair amount of sense in their characterization/interactions. It also involves an equally rare instance of Optimus pitching into having some fun and showing a downright dangerous sense of humor.

Dark Storm Rising by T.L. Arens

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Dormant
  • Summary: G1. Earth date 2038. The Quintessons hit Earth with an invasion force from hell. Some Autobots and Humans are lucky enough to escape but they have few allies, no resources and their leaders are dying.
  • Comments: Has a continuation here.

Dead Aces by Lex 1

  • Recommended by Rebecca Hb.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Half a year after the Aerialbots arrive on Earth, a mission goes somewhat awry.
  • Comments: This story is told as Smokescreen delivering a collected after-action report from the Aerialbots on a very nasty encounter with the Decepticon jets that almost got the gestalt killed. One of the very best Aerialbot character pieces out there.

Dead Autobots by dramamelon

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Sideswipe is not as dead as everyone would believe.
    Skywarp is finally sick of finding himself betrayed by everyone he gives his loyalty.
    Telling no one, both separately decide to run away to New Cybertron, hoping to maybe learn who they really are again. Fate steps in, however, and sends the transport shuttle they both book passage on crashing into a vast desert on an alien planet. The only survivors, Skywarp and Sideswipe are forced to figure out how to continue surviving, all while one thinks the other is dead/a figment of his imagination and the second can’t figure out why the other is acting so strange.

Dichotomy by Jason M. Lee

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: G1: Perceptor learns there's more than the scientific side of snow from Jazz.

Dinobots Mother's Day for Wheeljack by Dragowolf

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The Dinobots learn about Mother's Day. so they think Wheeljack needs presents.

Do You Know What it Feels Like by ajremix

  • Recommended by Jeysie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An exploration of what IDW Arcee was like before Jhiaxus changed her in Spotlight: Arcee, what the process involved, how Arcee reacted to it, and why it warped her the way it did.
  • Comments: I can't help but admire how this fic takes what IMHO was a crazy and bizarre canon idea that raised more questions than it answered, and makes it actually make a certain amount of sense by giving convincing fanon explanations of Jhiaxus' motivations and what turning Arcee "female" actually meant.

Early Days by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: While hunting cyberwolves, Mirage encounters a mech who helps him understand the creatures a little more.

Endgame by ladydragon76

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The war is over, but no Autobot or Decepticon ever thought it would happen this way.

Etched on Every Wall by Pteropoda (SilentP)

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Before he became Wheeljack, R2071 knew who he was going to be. It was who he was sparked to be, after all: Assistant to Shockswitch, one of Iacon University's most prominent engineers. It was who Shockswitch had been training him to be from the moment he had come online, and it would make Shockswitch happy, if only R2 could learn to do anything right. Then, before he became Wheeljack, R2071 met Ratchet.

Exchange by Jason M. Lee

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Field trip for Red Alert, Mirage, Tracks, and Sunstreaker to Washington, DC has unexpected results.

Family Friendly by fuzipenguin

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: It's the Ark's first Halloween and Jazz is on deck to make it memorable for everyone.

Father's Day for Ratcher by Dragowolf

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: So now that the Dinbots have done something for Wheeljack on Mother's day they know they had to do something for Ratchet on Father's day...

Fidelis by The Starhorse

  • Recommended by Zephyr 77
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Even Optimus Prime has to wallow sometimes.
  • Comments: I think this may be one of the best Optimus Prime fics I've ever read. Tired and feeling that he was unfit to lead the Autobots, Optimus gets a little present made by Spike to help him get rid of that guilt. The best part was that Spike's present at first had nothing to do with Optimus and wasn't even made for that purpose (it was a school project). And as I was reading it, I kept wondering what this had to do with Optimus in the first place. By the time the story was over, everything fit and it made perfect sense, as well as warming the heart. Definitely recommend this amazing piece.

Fledgling by ParadiseParrot

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Starscream is the Air Commander of Vos and throws wild parties. Skywarp is in attendance and finds something surprising when he decides to snoop around the apartment. Equally confusing is how much Skywarp finds he cares.

Flier Talk by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Just two fliers, having a chat.

Flowers from a Sidewalk Crack & Two Cents from a Dead End Skiv by wallflowers

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Summary: Drift thought he'd seen everything down in the Dead End. What he hadn't seen as a skiv he'd seen as a streetmech, and what he hadn't seen as a streetmech, he'd seen as a gun-for-hire. Then he receives a job offer with a bounty too large to ignore. The mech in question? "Megatron", as in "electron", as in the bomb. A miner, from Tarn. The crime?
    Poetry.
    Or: Four and a half million years ago, a bounty hunter from the Dead End met a miner who fancied himself a poet, and that alone changed everything.

Fly High by KiaMianara

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Silverbolt is stuck on a skyscraper and Hot Spot comes to his rescue, but later Silver gets the chance to get even.

Foundlings by ladydragon76

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: A young trine found a set of sparklings apparently abandoned and took them in.

The French Bug by CrystineDecepticon

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Autobots and Decepticons alike are plagued by a strange affliction. Will they be able to reverse its effects before it's too late?

Frivolities by neveralarch

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "My correct form of address is in my ID tag," snapped Starscream. "Use it or lose your tongue."
    Or: gender dysphoria Cybertronian style.

Fugitive by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: It's training day at the Ark again, and a few 'bots get the short end of the stick.

Function by pink_shoes

  • Recommended by Soledad
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Optimus/Elita, Starscream/Skyfire, implied Lancer/Greenlight, and minor Silverbolt/Motormaster in the bonus chapters. Never anything explicit.
  • Summary: After millions of years of absence, the Quintessons have returned to enslave their creations once more. The Autobots and Decepticons agree to unite their forces until the outside threat is driven away. In the meantime, Silverbolt and his brothers are learning more than they ever wanted to know about their unique place in the Autobot army.
  • Comments: An excellent take on the idea of an Autobot/Decepticon team up. The characterization is wonderful and the relationships between characters (both romantic as well as platonic) is what makes this one of the better tf fics this troper has read. Starscream's interactions with Skydive and Silverbolt are particularly endearing, and the aerialbots as a whole are very likable.

Game Plan by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Prowl, Jazz and the Twins have a bit of fun.

Glitchmice by Archaeopteryx Feather

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: G1. After Starscream catches glitchmice, it's up Skywarp and Thundercracker to cure their poor, sick wingleader...whether he wants it or not.

A Good Run For Your Money by Acidgreenflames

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: While struggling with confusing and conflicting feelings, Starscream and his trine struggle to fit in amongst the Autobot crew; meanwhile Sunstreaker's hurtful words have chased his twin's new found friend away and he is sent to bring her home. What should be an easy mission will reveal a deadly threat to the Autobots and all their allies.

Good Samaritans by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Even the nastiest of mechs can be nice.

A Grievance of Goo by Anefi

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The Scavengers were on Flegr-2 barely long enough for the engines to cool down, but when they left, it was already too late.

Hands on by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Sunstreaker urgently needs repairs, but it's far easier said than done.

Hate the Dark by NKfloofiepoof

  • Recommended by Do I
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Cybertron's destruction, two survivors wait out their final months after crashing on a forsaken and dangerous planet. Takes place during/after the 1986 movie.
  • Comments: Heavily AU and slash (Optimus/Starscream - it also makes sense in context). For being her first Transformers fic, the author did a good job with the characters. A few things could have been pulled off better, but she got their characters almost spot-on. All-in-all, it's a good read. This troper thinks it goes better in general than shipping since the actual pairing of the characters isn't the focus of the story.

Haunting or Hoax by Wanders Under Starlight

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Rodimus, Prowl, Jazz, Hound, Rewind and Chromedome are ghost hunters. But their newest case gets a little personal.

Hidden Guardian by oly_chic

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: While researching Kaon-based frames, Prowl finds a rare frame with doorwing sensor capabilities exceeding that of a Praxian. He’s never seen a frame like it, but there is something awfully familiar about it.

The High Road by Nightwind

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Downed and badly damaged in Death Valley, Thundercracker has nothing left to do but think. Oh, the HORROR!

Hoist's Past by TheOnlyTarkles

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The supportive medibot hardly ever speaks up about himself. Why is that?

Honey, I Shrunk The Medic by Capricorn_Stellium

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Brainstorm and Perceptor have some trouble in the lab, and get into a small altercation. It would have been fine, except they happened to smack right into the support structure for some experimental hardware… Which ended up aiming itself directly at the door, right as Ratchet arrived with the metalloid culture sample as requested.
    The result? A rather significantly smaller than usual Ratchet.

Hope's Journey by optimus prime 007

  • Recommended by beeruckz
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Optimus Prime is unaware that Elita had given birth to his daughter. A daughter who is now alone and trying to find her father. Will she find him? Will he learn the fate of his sparkmate?
  • Comments: Amazing! Read it if you're a Transformers fan! Also if you're a Optimus/Elita fan! It's sequel My Beautiful Rising Star (Complete) is also amazing... Just amazing!!! I'm serious! Trying to explain it anymore would make it sound awful! Trust me!

Hot Mess by ladydragon76

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: A mission goes bad, Jazz needs a little punishment. Ratchet needs to give it.

How To Not Say Goodbye by Languidly

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Summary: “What plot is this?!” the Drulian interjected shrilly. “You have offered up this murderer for our judgment - to be sentenced to execution or life imprisonment - and suddenly he is unfit for either?! This is surely too convenient!”
    “I apologize - what?” Magnus said belatedly.

Ice Skating - Transformers Edition by LadyAnatar

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Autobots - Giant, autonomous robotic organisms, ostensibly from the planet Cybertron. Made of metal and tons of it notwithstanding, several of them, particularly the resident scientists, wish to try ice skating. Heaven help that poor ice...

Idiots in Love by Cheshire_Hearts

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Jazz is trying his hardest to pair up Prowl and First Aid, but someone keeps messing things up for him.
    Soundwave's always found Jazz attractive. Unfortunately, not only are they on opposing sides of the war, but Jazz is also seeing someone else. Someone who appears to be cheating on Jazz regularly. Soundwave decides to step in and reveal Prowl's cheating to Jazz.
    Ravage is done with the whole thing.

Invitations by Apricots_from_Nara

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Megatron knows Optimus Prime is being to soft in this time of peace. Some of his Decepticons need a closer watch. And if Optimus is unwilling to put in the maximum effort, he will.

In These Hands by TheThirdTime'sACharm

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: For rejecting a Senator's advances Ratchet finds himself stripped of his job, his home, and his titles. Cast into the lowest regions of Cybertron society the once-medic becomes entwined with a rising anti-fuctionist movement, tangled further with their gladiatorial leader. Megatron X Ratchet, Mech Preg, Non-Con Elements.

Isola Di Poveglia by Alaskan Olive

  • Recommended by Kryptoncat
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: G1: Halloween Fic. A simple mission quickly becomes a nightmare when Rumble and Frenzy land on one of Earth's most haunted locations. Rated: T. Horror/Supernatural.
  • Comments: This is a perfect story to read if you are craving an unnerving horror tale or simply wanting an adventure with the cassetticons. Be sure to read the (longer -currently unfinished-) sequel, The Poveglian Vendetta, which features all sorts of ghostly happenings down in the Nemesis and great character moments for a lot of the Cons.

I Think They Call it Blanketfic by White Aster

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Two Autobots are trapped in a cave-in. "I think I read a fanfic like this once..." Jazz thinks...

A Jet, A Doctor, and the Vast Nothingness Of Ohio by akkaliere

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: There are only so many things you can do when you're left stranded on a foreign planet, flightless, and cut off from the 2 other people you're ever in contact with.
    So why not make a friend!

Kaon Folk Songs by Capricorn_Stellium

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rodimus and Megatron go on a brief supply run surface excursion on Valdarian-4, which doesn't go as planned.

Keepsake of my Starless Beloved by grayseeker

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The Great War of Cybertron might have ended, but Crypt Master Dirge still knows that the Decepticons' fallen leader must be properly mourned, and buried. If only he'd leave Scavenger out of it.

Limelight: Dreadwind by Loganprime

  • Recommended by Jeysie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 22-page fancomic focusing on the dour Dreadwind, his equally morbid frenemy Darkwing, and the massive amounts of trouble that Darkwing's antics get the two involved in.
  • Comments: A delightful little character portrayal that not only reads like a professional Spotlight but looks like one as well with some incredibly excellent art.

Liminality by Jason M. Lee

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: A vacation to Hokkaido for Prowl, Nightraid, Sideswipe, and Red Alert takes a slight supernatural turn in the winter mountains.

Little Wonders by cooked

  • Recommended by Jeanne
  • Status: Complete, except for the epilogue
  • Synopsis: A frightening accident leaves a certain F-15 fighter jet as a baby sparkling and Optimus has taken him in to raise him. Of course, Megatron finds this to be a perfect opportunity to mold the perfect soldier

Lockout by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Prowl is locked out of the Ark for eight hours in order to get him to take stress leave, and takes part in a chess tournament.

Long posts of Trepan by koch43

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A series of comics focusing on Trepan's time as Overlord's prisoner, as well as their slowly evolving relationship.

Lost Voices by Padawanjinx

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Prime's voice asked again, so softly, it barely carried in the short distance between them. "Could you give the order, Prowl? Could you sentence Bumblebee to termination?"
  • Comments: You WILL cry. A lot.

Love After Death by grayseeker

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Summary: Things have taken a strange turn ever since Starscream's coronation was disrupted by a would-be assassin. He's been meeting dead people: the leader he usurped, the mentor he shot through the spark, the Trinemates he abandoned in deep space. Worse, he's stuck in the Decepticon Crypt and is being told that he, too, is dead. Which is impossible! He can't be dead, because death is the end. His spark has other ideas, unfortunately, and crosses into the Allspark without him.
    Now, Starscream must come to terms with being a sparkless ghost in a world that has all but forgotten him. All, that is, except Skyfire, who remembers him all too well. Voiceless and bodiless, Starscream can only watch as the one person who still remembers him, the one person he still loves, follows a path to self-destruction.
    Faced with the possibility that this may be his only lasting impact on the world, Starscream must find a way to reclaim his spark—and his spark's desire—before what remains of him fades away.

Low Impact by Jason M. Lee

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: G1: Grimlock finds a different way of venting via Sparkplug.

Mail Delivery by Koi Lungfish

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Streetwise learns mail security from Red Alert.

Miles to Go Before I Sleep by Carmilla DeWinter

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: There's a seeker awaiting execution for murdering an academy colleague on an offworld expedition. Police bots Prowl and Jazz find the evidence lacking, and take their concerns to Optimus Prime. Starscream isn't all that amenable to being saved, though.

Miles to Go Before I Sleep by Lush_Specimen

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Exhausted from a day of exceptional captaining, Rodimus just wants to collapse in his berth. He is jolted wide awake when he discovers a distraught Drift waiting in his hab.
    Or that feel when your married friends have an argument, and both show up at your place individually in the middle of the night worried about each other.

Mìngyùn by Molten-Ashes

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: (Literally translated: The turns of events in life) The first time Sunstreaker meets Bluestreak, the sniper slaps him.

Mind, Body, and Soul by pipermca

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Bluestreak had his life planned out for himself: get his specialization, find a good job, meet two mechs to trine with, get bonded together, and maybe apply for a sparkling from Vector Sigma. He had it all figured out.
    Then he met Barricade.

minibot rumor mill by Radio Rascal (Vagrants)

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Tailgate witnesses an odd interaction between Galvatron and Cyclonus that leads him to some interesting, extremely incorrect conclusions.

More than Brotherhood by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Something is up with the twins...

The More Things Change

  • Recommended by Flyairth
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: G1: Over a hundred thousand vorns ago, the great Cybertronian scientist Skyfire was lost. Now he is found, but things have changed more than he could possibly have imagined. An AU fic.
  • Comments: This fic takes a look at what might have happened if the episode "Fire in the Sky" had started differently. One of the best platonic Starscream/Skyfire fics out there.

A Most Important Quest by ladydragon76

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Bob’s on a mission of utmost importance. His master would probably disagree, but sometimes a bug just needed to take matters into his own claws.

Motion by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Prowl's had a nasty injury.

The Music's No Good Without You by LittleMissSweetgrass

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Tailgate surprisingly had a really good voice, not that anyone would know cause he mostly sings the old Tetrahexian songs with Cyclonus. Swerve finds out this little talent, and somehow convinces Tailgate to sing at his bar for him. Tailgate's going to need some liquid courage before he does anything of the sort first.

Mustard and Ketchup by Dragowolf

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Sideswipe and Sunstreak meet preschools, and one preschool has some new names for them.

Mutually Assured Naptime by ros3bud009

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Ratchet comes up with an unorthodox method of keeping a stubborn Starscream in the med-bay.

Never give up by pjlover666, Skylar_Matthews

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Prowl and Jazz, soulmates in every sense of the word, have so much love between them that they want nothing more than to share their love with a creation of their own, though that's not as easy as they had hoped.

never tell by Radio Rascal (Vagrants)

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Galvatron is injured while championing for his Prime and tries to refuse medical treatment. The one person he can't refuse is there to make him see reason, though.

A New Dawn With Old Stars by Replica_of_Divinity

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: It was odd, sitting there with him. He could almost imagine there wasn't millions of years of war and toxic behavior between them. Almost.

New Rain by Jason M. Lee

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: G1, S1: Hound and Trailbreaker learn a different sort of weather worry from Spike.

Of GestaltMates and FlowerChains by fricketyfrack123

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Breakdown was always afraid of a chance meeting with an Autobot. But... this wasn't how he thought one would ever go. Where was the fighting? The killing? And what the heck are sunflowers?

Old Timer by shanejayell

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Who is the Old Timer of the planet Junk, and why are the stories he tells so terribly vivid?

On Being Reduced to Instinct by The Starhorse

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When weird stuff happens to Mirage. Poor, poor Mirage. Whinny.

One Night in Bangkok by Starscream's Mishap

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Lord Chumley has escaped from jail. Bill Gates is his partner. Things can only get worse from there.

Overload by LittleMewLugia

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Starscream manages to get some honest work in, after all, he has to pay for the extra aircraft fuel he and his trine need somehow, so why not dance in a strip joint? However, an unexpected visitor leads to complete chaos. Oneshot.

Pariah by Starfire 201

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison, Starscream must deal with the sneers and hatred of those surrounding him after an unexpected twist of fate sets him free - into the hands of the Autobots.

Part of Your World by ladydragon76

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: But how could a fish and bird ever be happy together? Why just build a nest on the seashore.

Passing On by FourthFloorWrites

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Optimus is fading. Soon, the burden of the Primacy will fall to Hot Rod. They have a long overdue talk.

Pater Familias by Ceris_Malfoy

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: There’s a reason seekers are so different from your average mech. Megatron just hadn’t realized just how correct he’d been when he’d referred to Starscream as the spawn of the Unmaker.

The pebble and the landslide by BlushLouise

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Jazz had only intended to get some information out of the Decepticon second-in-command. But when Starscream turns out to be in heat, everything derails hard. And then, well, heats tend to have consequences.
    As it turns out, there's nothing either Starscream or Jazz won't do for their little ones. Even ending a war.

Plague Theory by grayseeker

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Rumble seems to be immune to the strange plague that's sweeping the Decepticon ranks. Starscream, being a scientist, wants to know why.

Playing the Game by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Jazz and the twins get called on to take care of a little something on Cybertron, and the Lambos learn a little more about the black and white's backstory.
  • Comments: Has a sequel here.

Polishing Relations by Shimegami

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: On a mission to trail and survey Autobot movements, Starscream discovers at least one reason to tolerate humans...and he gets an air freshener out of it.

Predecessor by ckret2

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Vos was pet sitting the Pet. Vos didn’t mind the torture that the DJD had subjected the Pet to. But he minded that they’d done it to a Vos.

Prowl's Litigon by Fianna 9, gatekat

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The Autobots agree to take in a big cat that is too much into close physical contact for humans to handle. It decides that Prowl will be its new friend.

Purple by QoS

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Why do the Stunticons have purple optics when all the other Decepticons have red ones?

Purple rain by Taipan Kiryu

  • Recommended by Sparrow
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: While on leave to Cybertron, Thundercracker confronts his past, visiting someone he hasn't seen since the war began.
  • Comments: Creates a heart-wrenching and believable origin story for Thundercracker and deals with his present attempts at dealing with it, both at the same time. It also has one of the most plausible "family" relationships I've seen handled in a Transformers fic. The sequel Deviant (Complete) is also highly recommended reading, dealing with Thundercracker's search for redemption. Both fics characterize him extremely well, taking his canon personality and exploring depths that neither the comics or cartoon ever reached and the supporting cast is also brilliantly done. In particular, the platonic Thundercracker/Skywarp friendship is handled excellently, both heartwarming and at times heartbreaking.

Racism by Juana la Cliker-Rooster

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Jazz and Blaster encounter racism for the first time.

Rain Over Blue Water by The Starhorse

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Some days you just lose your cool and bite some heads off. Sideswipe is no exception.

A Ratchet Christmas Carol by Drazyrohk

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ratchet was not grumpy. He was not bitter. He certainly wasn't a bully! So he had a bad temper and sometimes he threw things at people who were bothering him while he was trying to work... what was everyone making such a fuss about?!

Ratchet has Accidentally Adopted a Magical Girl Squad by squireofgeekdom

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Ratchet doesn’t have time for bullshit, Megatron’s dramatic trench coat sometimes comes in handy, bonding over craving pickles is valid, Ravage isn’t actually Megatron’s cat, Rodimus attempts magical roommate-telepathy, Minimus is Not Relaxed, there will be no psuedoscience in Ratchet’s dorm, Drift doesn’t like labels, Rodimus isn’t actually coming up for a routine for Penn and Teller, anything that seems like a hallucination can be blamed on bad ramen, Ravage has the worst job, only Drift can prevent forest fires, and Rodimus doesn’t know why she bought frozen corn but it’s useful anyway.

Reaching out by Severiner

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Just over six Earth months have gone by since the battle inside Unicron. The Autobots have traced the Decepticons back to a small planet, Charr, while one of their own keeps staring at the stars.
    Having the Matrix is bringing more down sides than up for Hot Rod, newly Rodimus Prime, and he is finding that its opinions differ from his wishes. But unlike the still missing Galvatron, he still has the ability to make his own choices even under the hand of a god.
So he makes a choice that changes the course of his life.

Resonance by Stairre

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Summary: A Soulmate AU, in which Rodimus and Drift defect from their respective factions and become Neutrals.

Retail Hell by kepulver

  • Recommended by Interrobang
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Swindle learns the hard way that you don't mess with gamers.
  • Comments: A very short aftermath of just what happened Swindle attempted to steal some P S3s. It's not pretty. Surprisingly realistic, and a great snapshot of Swindle and Vortex's sibling relationship.

Retaliation by SunnySidesofBlue

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: There are some things that can never be forgiven. When Prowl and Jazz find out what has been done to their only creation and discover that the law is unwilling to touch the ones responsible they take matters into their own hands.

Rodimus Has Fallen! by Raja_Myna

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: A very short but very funny fic that involving Megatron dealing with Rodimus.

Rotten Work by cassette (Crescent_Blues)

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Soundwave is Megatron's most loyal soldier... isn't he?

Rungian Archetypes: The Adventures of an Unforgettable Interface Therapist by Lycaste

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Autobot psychologist Rung endeavors to provide therapy to the many dysfunctional mechs aboard the Lost Light, including his sexy current patient Fortress Maximus. Can Rung deal with the mysteries and adventures in his life, all while resisting his fiery, wildly unprofessional, and growing attraction to Fort Max?

A Run of The Mill Mission by Acidgreenflames

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: In progress
  • Summary: What was supposed to be a simple training mission lands Starscream back in Megatron's hands, and the tyrant is furious for his betrayal. With his small charge Mia, whose life he saved, Starscream must try to survive Megatron's wrath. However, everything on Nemesis is not what it seems and the longer they are trapped the more secrets the dark ship spills.

Running Wild by Acidgreenflames

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: After being shot down by Autobots, Thundercracker's trine is forced to leave him behind. With no way home, he seeks shelter in an empty horse trailer, and its owner is less than thrilled…

Screaming Blue Murder by Keaalu

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Sometimes, all you need is the right sort of NUDGE to get enemies to work together - as Starscream's trine discover when embroiled in a police investigation back on Cybertron. But just what IS that Blue stuff, anyway?
  • Comments: The first story in the author's "Blue AU", and just as good as all following stories.

Secret Weapons? by Katsuko 1978

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: He was thoroughly convinced that the war would be over in three breems if he could somehow set the twins loose in the Autobots' base of operations.

Seeker Of Vengance by Sunstar

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Going insane from isolation from his own kind, Starscream, revived from the dead, must face the daunting task of returning to Cybertron and facing his deadly enemy: Galvatron.

Self-Defense 101 (Not Needed) by Quiet_Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In answer to Decepticons targeting Autobot medics on the battlefield, Jazz is determined to guarantee the medical corps' safety in the field, and Ratchet's especially. And how to do it best than by teaching your old, cranky CMO how to take down the opposition by himself?
    Except, maybe, he didn't need to worry so much, because Ratchet is far from being a demure, helpless mech...

A Series of Unfortunate Events Starring Eject by Silver Rayan

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Eject has had a bad day, and feels like the entire Ark has turned against him. So when he's injured in battle, he hides his wound and runs away. The day goes from bad to worse when he runs into Megatron, who has a score to settle with Eject.

Shambleau by kepulver

  • Recommended by Rebecca Hb.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Vortex runs into trouble of the alien menace variety on Monacus. Slashy overtones and a bit dark.
  • Comments: A crossover with some classic adventure science-fiction, Northwest Smith by C.L. Moore. Kepulver does a good job of writing a science-fiction adventure that doesn't involve Autobots vs. Decepticons, but rather Decepticons vs. aliens. The shambleau is a nasty thing to run into as it is able to use its lures and life-drain powers on the living robot Transformers.

Sharing Interests by PixeledPurple

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: It's Jazz's turn to choose what they do for date night, and he manages to convince Prowl to go with him to a recently legalized neon dispensary.
    Or Prowl gets high and Jazz is amused.

Shiny and Chrome by DSK 1138

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Deadlock is one of Megatron's most trusted Imperators, determined to earn his place in Valhalla where he will ride eternal, shiny and chrome.
    Then he meets Ratchet, and his world explodes.

Shoring up by BlushLouise

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Optimus is struggling. It's up to Ratchet, Prowl and the other Autobots to figure out how to help him move forward. But depression isn't an easy thing to live with, and even harder to snap out of.
    Sometimes staging a mutiny to end the war is simply something you have to do for your leader.

Skyblaze Chronicles by Skywinder

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: AU exploring the life and adventures of Starscream and Skyfire's son Skyblaze. Diverges from TFTM canon following the Battle at Autobot City.

Small Problems byGhost of the Dawn

  • recommended by Swordfish Cloud
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Megatron gets a hold of a shrinking ray gun causing several Autobots to be shrunken to the size of toddlers in a big city. Now the only thing that might help them may be a human.
  • Comments: A wonderful fic where the oc actually isn't annoying and drives the plot. The series that goes along with it is quite nice and shows character development of transformers who barely had any screentime. So good I think it deserves its own trope page.
    • Has one in need of Wiki Magic now!
  • Series

Sniffles by Melora Maxwell

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The Cassettes have a choice: babysit a sickly Ratbat or suffer the wrath of Soundwave... OK, what were the options again?

Snowbound by Kenya Starflight

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's Christmas Eve, and a freak blizzard has stranded a handful of Autobots in a barn for the night. When Decepticons arrive on the scene, Jazz proposes an unlikely truce...

Snowmechs by Melora Maxwell

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Soundwave and the Cassettes discover there are some fringe benefits to snow. Provided the Cassettes can stop bickering long enough to appreciate them, of course...

So Long to A Home by QueenAng

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Everyone liked to think they knew the story of the fall of Vos.
    Starscream snuck out and fell in love with a brash gladiator who railed against the system Starscream saw as imprisoning him. True.
    Megatron entered Vos with his army and reduced the ancient city of the seekers to rubble as a grand gift to Starscream. False.

some place I've got to be by ApatheticRobots

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dead End doesn't care about any of the mechs he's ended up forcibly allied with. He really doesn't.
    He just thinks Perceptor's being a little stupid, not doing anything about his injuries.

Soundwave is Done by EvalynnMesserli

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Soundwave grows tired of Megatron and Starscream’s bullshit. Finally, he snaps.

Spark of My Spark by Skywinder

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Summary: The war is over, and the Autobots have won. But some scars are not so easily healed, and some secrets are best left buried. Skyfire will learn this the hard way.

The Spark Remembers by pipermca

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Everyone knows Bluestreak’s story: how the garrulous sharpshooter was pulled from the rubble of Praxus, how he recovered and joined the Autobots, and how he struggled with his inner demons. Bluestreak thought he knew his story, too.
    It turns out that he did not know his own story at all.

Stage Practice by Mogseltof

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Jazz and Soundwave 'run into' each other at a human club and argue talk about music while attempting to parse social norms, Cybertronian and American alike.

Strange Apologies, Stranger Circumstance by akkaliere

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Ambulon had a half a day to "enjoy" the Afterspark, but he was lonely. So very lonely. Apparently when you ask the universe to send you "anyone to talk to," it really gives you anyone.
Even the one mech you desperately want to avoid.
But maybe good conversation can come from luck like that.

Sunrise Sunset by Purple Aussie

  • Recommended by Zephyr 77
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: G1. Prowl, forced into having a day off, has no idea what to do with himself.
  • Comments: A delightful fic where the workaholic Prowl has nothing to do and is bored. He takes Jazz's recommendation to go out in the sun but his actions simply confuses and alarms the rest of the Autobots, who all try to comfort and help Prowl in their way. It's quite cute to see the rest of the Autobots trying to help Prowl who really doesn't need their help but nevertheless is touched by their concern for him.

Swansong by Kitt SummerIsle

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Starscream has a painful secret and he is concerned about his trine-mates so he plays matchmaker.

Sweet ride baby by BlushLouise

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Go with Sunstreaker, they said. It'll be an easy mission, they said. Just a nice, calm, relaxing supply run. Well, now Blaster's stuck in the trunk of the grumpiest Lamborghini in existence, barreling down the highway at speeds he's fairly certain his frame wasn't built to survive, his holoform trying (and failing) to help the woman who's having an actual baby in Sunstreaker's passenger seat. At this point, he's not sure if he wouldn't rather have preferred a run-in with the Decepticons. At least they would be more likely to leave him intact.

Swimming Lessons by Arctic Banana

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: After an unfortunate incident involving a psychotic Dinobot and a lake, Seaspray learns that Sideswipe can't swim. He takes it upon himself to teach him, but unfortunately the task turns out to be a lot more difficult than he originally thought.

Take Two by QueenAng

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: While trying to plan the Most Epic Autobot Party Ever, Bumblebee takes it upon himself to top what must have been the previous record-holder: Jazz's bonding ceremony.
    Only for him to find out that Jazz and Prowl didn't actually have a bonding ceremony.
    Bumblebee takes it upon himself to fix this.

Tangled Destiny by Kiyoko Michi

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: Fate is a fickle thing. Sometimes, all it takes is a little... push, and everything changes. Skyfire didn't crash in the storm- Starscream did. The war continues on. AU

thats a hell of a mystery no one thought was a mystery and didnt even really need solving but damn if it didnt just get solved so nice work by ApatheticRobots

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Someone's been leaving paper cranes around the ship and Rodimus is really taking this whole thing a bit too seriously.

there's another life beyond the line by MagicalSpaceDragon

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ratchet's dead. Rodimus isn't handling it well. Thunderclash is doing what he can.

There's not a speck of blue on him! by Qwertzu 824

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Jazz found an abandoned Praxian sparkling in an alleyway. How will Prowl react? And why the pit is his designation Bluestreak if there's not a speck of blue on him? Bluestreak origin fic.

Things Unseen by PixeledPurple

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Bumblebee is miraculously back from the dead! Isn't it great? The ghost that Starscream has been talking to for years seems to disagree.

Thirst by Laura Arnold

  • Recommended by Shebakoby aka KobyFish
  • Status: Dead (hasn't been updated since first published in 2008, fate of author unknown)
  • Synopsis: A vampiric Transformer—a former Decepticon who hates war—stalks Autobots and Decepticons alike on Cybertron. Takes place sometime during the 20 year gap between The Transformers and Transformers: The Movie.
  • Comments: A very thrilling, well-written Transformers Vampire story. Well worth it despite its "Dead" status. Some slashy overtones, but nothing explicit.

Those Compelled to Stay by Tiamat's Child

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Groove has an adventure. And then he has an After the Adventure, which isn’t much easier.

Thundercracker's Glory by Kenya Starflight

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Thundercracker's life is turned upsidedown when he's entrusted with the care of an orphaned Decepticon sparkling.
  • Comments: The first story in the Thundercracker's Glory'' series.

Thunderstruck

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Decepticons find themselves stricken with a plague. Time is ticking away fast and Thundercracker struggles to unravel the mystery behind the deadly illness before he and his wingmate, Skywarp, die.

Tinytron by Radio Rascal (Vagrants)

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: In the Functionist universe, the green spark on Luna 1 was never harvested—until today. Megatron admits he's a little curious to know what he'll look like forged. The universe seems intent on confusing him straight to death.

'Tis The Season by Ultirex

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Swerve’s mistletoe finds two unsuspecting victims, much to Rodimus’ horror.

A Traitor's Worth by Dark Star of Chaos

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A final act of treachery in the last days of Starscream's life shattered his perception of himself as a loyal Decepticon. Now a ghost tortured by guilt, he's vowed to do whatever he can to keep what remains of his faction alive.

The Transformers stories by Plonq

  • Recommended by: Bolt_DMC
  • Synopsis: A Transformer one-shot and two series, one of Transformer-based Public Service Announcements, the other of Transformers Television show snippets.
  • These consist of a crackfic one-shot featuring Transformers Generation One characters, a set of brief script-style Public Service Announcements starring a Transformers character, and a set of TV show excerpts starring one or more Transformers characters. They showcase this writer’s signature tongue-in-cheek dry wit, mastery of genre parody, polished writing style, and thoughtful storytelling. Surreal dark humor is the order of the day for all. Well worth reading.
    • “Bob Timus Prime, Undercover Agent at Large:” An enjoyably wacky story with nicely interwoven plot tendrils, featuring Optimus Prime going undercover to thwart some dastardly Decepticon mischief.
    • The “Public Disservice Announcements” series: Brief comic snippets that underscore important life lessons for the young and impressionable, as illustrated by various Transformers characters.
    • The “Transformers Television” series: Tiny humorous excerpts from all manner of programs, ranging in subject matter from cooking to exercise to soap opera to puppet theater, starring one or more Transformers characters.

Transformers: War Journal by Various Authors

  • Recommended by Jeysie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 22-page fancomic focusing on the last stand of the Aerialbots, Protectobots, and other Autobots on a planet overrun by Decepticons, and their desperate attempts to survive and wring some kind of victory out of certain death.

Tricks and Treats by grayseeker

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Skywarp has discovered Halloween, which means he wants sweets—and lots of them! But since gold is his sweet treat of choice, where on Earth can he find enough of it to satisfy his cravings?

Trineless by Qwertzu 824

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: It was unheard of... The thought was almost blasphemous: A Seeker youngling who wants to stay trineless. Starscream origin fic.

True Colors by ladydragon76

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After crashing on an alien planet, Bluestreak and Dragstrip need to work together to get back to Earth.

The Truth by Silver Rayan

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Decepticon Air Commander's quarters seemed like a good place to get information from. He didn't expect to find out about the family he didn't know he had.
  • Comments: Told in first-person, with the viewpoint changing between characters, the fic tells the story of Mirage discovering the Seeker Trine's biggest secret - I'd tell you more, but that would spoil the whole story. While I advise you to read it for yourself, I will tell you one thing - the secret involves an Autobot.

Turning Points by Alathea2

  • Recommended by Peggy Pegs
  • Status: Dormant; last updated October 2018
  • Summary: He was created to be one of the greatest tacticians Cybertron has ever seen. He was destined to become Second in Command of the Autobots; a friend, tactical adviser and confidant to Optimus Prime. Every story, every life, is made up of a series of turning points that set the course for the future. Prowl's journey from Lead Decepticon Tactician to Autobot SIC is no different.
  • Comments: Summary says what the author delivers. Ongoing story that skillfully shows Prowl's problem with using his battle computer to pick which side of the war he should join.

Turning Tables by ladydragon76

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The newest Decepticon invention backfires on Megatron. Naturally, Starscream takes advantage of the situation.

Two Good Old Boys by not_whelmed_yet

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ratchet is taking his first vacation in millenia and he's going to a—wait, he's going to a model ship hobbyist conference? That can't be right.
    Ratchet gets some bonding time with the ship's most popular (and only) therapist on a relaxing vacation that definitely won't turn into a bit of an adventure.

Two Mechs and a Sparkling by espioc

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Starscream receives an unexpected surprise and decides to keep it. Wheeljack insists that the seeker can't do it alone, and somehow gets himself roped into this. This should be fun.

Unleashed by Hours_Gone_By

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Jazz had been to Praxus lots of times, sometimes on a hunt of his own, sometimes backing up the city-state's own magic-enabled Enforcers. He'd never had to slip through Decepticon blockades to do it before, though. They were pretty comprehensive, too, which gave Jazz a nasty feeling in the bottom of his spark chamber. The Cons weren't just here to put the city on edge; they were here to keep people in. They were gearing up for a siege. Praxus was going to have to make up its mind, and damn soon, too.

  • Unlimited Potential by eerian_sadow
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Starscream and Skyfire are preparing for an offworld expedition. Assuming they can get the funding, that is.

Video Games by Jason M. Lee

Vigil by Nightwind

  • Recommended by sablin27
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One of the Dinobots falls deathly ill. Then the universe collapses. No, no, I'm kidding. Actually, only Optimus Prime collapses and only into a gooshy puddle of guilt. Takes place halfway between the cartoon series and the '86 movie.
  • Comments: Basically, a look at who the Dinobots are and how they interact with others in a tense situation. Several autobots get insights into how they could improve themselves. Sequels are Art in Me (a short mystery), Gambit (A bored Slag is, for Prowl, a surprising Slag), Lexicon (Snarl reads) and Mesozoic Muffins (short romance).

Walking with Dinobots by BlushLouise

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The humans have this show. It's called Walking with Dinosaurs.
    Until the Dinobots take an interest, that is.
    Or: the many ways a Dinobot can sneak away to join the circus.

Walk in the Dark by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The twins have something planned...

The Weight of Guilt by timeless_alice

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Perceptor knows Whirl doesn't like him for his involvement with the Wreckers. Perceptor tries to ignore his goading, until one day he can't.

Well... That Wasn't Supposed To Happen by ladydragon76

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Fanon assures us that seekers love sparklings and are excellent caregivers. What if that's a trait that all Decepticons secretly share? And no one seems to realize this until a few Autobots accidentally get turned into sparklings due to some manner of whoops and the 'cons snatch 'em up. Cue a very confused Mirage reporting back that the bitty-bots are doing just fine and that it's very odd to see Megatron acting as if they were his very own creations.

What’re You In For? by ckret2

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Scrapper finds himself in a holding cell for trying to help his friend Hook get into the medical caste, where he meets a quiet cellmate with a drum mixer on his back.

Where Sparklings Come From by BlairFagin

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Swerve is carrying and the younger members of the Lost Light have no idea how the whole process works.

Whirl Week Day 3: Shattered Glass by AllieVRoboGirl

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A timid Whirl escapes to a club to avoid the Autobots for a while. He expected to spend the night drinking, not meet a terrifyingly attractive Decepticon.

Who Runs Communications by Trident

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: “Who’s why?” Ultra Magnus asked back, equally as puzzled as the Twins acted to be.
    “Who’s who.” Sunstreaker said quite resolutely, jabbing a digit at his brother, “He’s Why.”
    Ultra Magnus looked completely baffled, turning from the golden frontliner to the red one. “You’re who?”
    “Why!” Sideswipe chirped up, grinning with such exuberance, seemingly for no reason other than to grate on the new Si C’s nerves.
    Ultra Magnus had no such experience with him. The taller semi-trucks optics had brightened considerably in frustration. “Because!”
    “Yes?” Sunstreaker responded, with a glare full of contempt.

Without by Bibliotecaria.D

Words Unspoken by Justaway_Ninja

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Skyfire didn’t have to follow the trail of bleeding energon for long before he found Starscream at the other end.

Worth it by renegadewriter8

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Prowl is having a bad day, Jazz is away on a mission, and their youngling isn't helping. Can they both survive the stressful day?

You're a Scavenger Now by ProxiCentauri

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: After Fulcrum gets past the shock of finding out he missed the past million years or so, the war is over, and, well, that he's even ALIVE at all, he has to deal with the fact that his body has been altered and destroyed beyond all recognition. And he's not too keen about throwing himself to the mercy of yet another Deception medic to fix it, but... Spinister and the rest of the Scavengers are not exactly like the other Decepticons.

Transformers Version 2.0 by peteynorth

  • Recommended by throwaawy
  • Status: Dead
  • Comments: A reboot of the Transformers story combining elements from television-G1, Comics, Beast Wars, Toyline Flavor Text and other elements into a singular, cohesive universe. It contains Loads and Loads of Characters, re-imagined story arcs, and overall is quite an impressive "do-over" for the series. And it's still going. Slight warning: Whilst the forum it's posted on does have the completed works to current day, there's no table of contents as far as this troper has been able to determine so far.

you want the world/well what's it worth? by lesbianbean

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The Rule 63 American politics AU that literally no one asked for. OR: In which the majority of the bots are both human females and involved in the American political scene.

    Crossover Fics 
Stories which crossover with other characters or works.

Don't Blink by Maunakea

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Doctor Who.
  • Synopsis: Starscream, Cybertron's deadliest seeker, encounters one of the universe's "kindest" murderous psychopaths... and yet another plot to overthrow Megatron goes disastrously wrong.

Stunticon Rally by Dragoness Eclectic

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • Synopsis: The Stunticons join an outlaw cross-country road rally, and Dead End kidnaps Spike to be his driver. No, not Sparkplug's son Spike. That other guy named Spike...the one from Sunnydale.

The Moth and the Robot by helloshepard

  • Recommended by Dancou-Maryuu
  • Crossover with Godzilla
  • Status: One-shot
  • Synopsis: Set directly after the 1992 Godzilla vs Mothra movie. Intent on keeping her promise, Mothra heads to space to stop a planet-destroying comet.
  • Comments: A delightful quick read showing Mothra bonding with an oft-overlooked Transformers character.

    Shipping Fics 
Stories whose primary focus is on romantic or sexual relationships between the cast.

Acts of Service by seaquestions

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: First Aid laughs, and said mask slides open to reveal a grin and, of course, tired lines under the visor. “I guess we've both gotten a little older, have we?” he says, cupping Rodimus' face in his hands and leaning in for a kiss.

Where You And I Collide by Hearts of Eternity

  • Recommended by SomeoneImSure
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jazz/Prowl
  • Synopsis: Decepticon Jazz finds a prisoner he cannot break and suddenly wants to spend a whole lot more time with him so he plans his escape. Then this fic happens.
  • Comments: I read this a long time ago but it still holds up today. I highly recommend for any fan. Jazz's characterization here is a very unique on the 'Jazz is Decepticon' story and I haven't run into any fanfic that tries to do something similar and succeed.

The Alone Place by Kenya Starflight

  • Recommended by Darkholme
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Swoop/Arcee(No! Wait! Don't go!)
  • Synopsis: G1, pre-movie. Arcee arrives on the Ark to find her preconceptions regarding a certain 'Bot false, and an unlikely friendship blooms.
  • Comments: Before this fic I generally disliked cartoon Arcee, who always looked pathetic next to comics Arcee. Now I love her. This is more than mushy fluff. Aside from the romance, it serves as an excellent look at the internal conflict between the Dinobots and the other Autobots. I'm generally cautious when it comes to any romance at all in a Transformers fic but this was a pleasant surprise. The authors admits it was chosen because it's a crack pairing but I think I just found my OTP, and only pairing at that, for Transformers.

Always With You by Cheshire_Hearts

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rung/Whirl
  • Summary: They've been together for a while now, and both Rung and Whirl are ready for the next step in their relationship; their Conjunx Endura Ceremony. Or so they thought. Whirl is sure he's going to find a way to ruin the whole day and does everything he can to avoid the topic. Rung finally decides to address the issue and confront Whirl about what's been bothering him.

An Adjustment of Plans

  • Recommended by NK, Mariko-chan
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Soundwave/Ratchet and Steeljaw/Frenzy
  • Synopsis: G1 - Soundwave is captured by the Autobots after being severely and permanently damaged in battle.
  • Comments: An excellent character study of the four characters above and how they all deal with the situation at hand. The author goes to great pains to portray the Steeljaw/Frenzy relationship not as bestiality despite Steeljaw's appearance due to his high intelligence.

The Adventures of Student!Jazz and Wizard!Prowl by Hours_Gone_By

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jazz/Prowl
  • Summary: Exactly what it says on the tin. :) Jazz is a performing arts student and Prowl is the wizard who comes out of the wilderness to fill his life with strange, wonderful, and terrifying things.

Assassin AU by Hours_Gone_By

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jazz/Prowl
  • Summary: In which Prowl is a legendarily ethical assassin, forensic accountant Jazz is his target, and nothing happens the way Jazz expects it to.

Beauty Within by StSE

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Bumblebee/OC
  • Summary: After being captured and left for dead; Bumblebee falls in love with the most grotesque of mechs.

Blues Fading by BlueFingers (POPP_Writing_Group)

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Rodimus
  • Summary: “You want to. . . fly?” Rodimus shuffled on his feet. “Y-yeah. I thought, maybe, since you had your flight alt-mode back—maybe you wouldn’t mind.”

Cantabile by Iratepirate and Taipan Kiryu

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Soundwave/OC
  • Summary: G1. Soundwave’s life takes an unexpected twist when Megatron gives him a female Autobot as his personal slave.

Contritus by starseeker95

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rodimus Prime/Ultra Magnus
  • Summary: Rodimus has been trapped in an abusive relationship with his co-captain. He believes that he deserves the treatment, convinced that he is unworthy of anything different. After all, he is impulsive, hot-headed and stubborn. Who would have the patience for someone like Rodimus?
    As it would turn out, Ultra Magnus has more than enough patience to give... and perhaps more than that for Rodimus Prime.
  • Comments: Has a sequel here.

Cryptanalysis: The Past is a Grotesque Animal by Author Anon(Interrobam) and enthusiasticinformedfragging

Decepticon Inmates by TheBestDayEver

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Megatron/Optimus
  • Synopsis: After a big accident, Optimus Prime is sentenced to fifteen stellar cycles in Grindcore prison. It's not a nice place. All the decepticon Inmates are mad over him. And best of yet, he gets to share a cell with the worst mech of all. Lord Megatron. How will he ever cope!?!

Diagnosis by amidoh

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Synopsis: G1. Starscream x Megatron. Downtime is that rare opportunity when Megatron can get some rest and relaxation, but this time the doctor has other ideas.
  • Comments: There is a sequel here.

Divine Intervention by ToniTheTerror

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Synopsis: Starscream is sick of being pushed around by Megatron, and decides to take matters into his own hands, much to Megatron's annoyance.

The Dividing Wall by Kenya Starflight

  • Recommended by Darkholme
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Swoop/Arcee
  • Synopsis: Sequel to The Alone Place. The Dinobots have gone missing, and Arcee is chosen to find them and bring them back to Cybertron. But do the Dinobots want anything to do with the Autobots now? Takes place after the 1986 movie.
  • Comments: As mentioned in the synopsis, this is a continuation of the above fic. Just as good as the second one and just as adorable. The pairing is a sub-plot but due to its nature I decided to place this in the Shipping section. Does something I've never seen another TF fic do: examines how the deaths of Ratchet and Wheeljack affected the Dinobots.

Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying by Cyrelia J

  • Recommended by Interrobang
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Skywarp/Hook
  • Summary: An experiment in human sexuality yields some rather unexpected results.
  • Comments: Yes, you read that pairing right. It starts off pretty light, with Skywarp crashing in Hook's lab every so often, but gets deeper with how Earth has been affecting the Decepticons more than they'd like to admit, and possibly the best explanation to why Skywarp is... well, Skywarp. It's awkward, hot, hilarious, heart-wrenching, and a great example of how you could make a Crack Pairing work.

A Dream is a Wish the Spark Makes by Fayola

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jazz/Prowl
  • Summary: One dreams of something — anything — more than what he has, while the other longs for the return to his previous, lesser life. They never expected to find what they desired in each other. Prowl/Jazz. NOT crack, and better than it sounds, I swear!
  • Comments: A Transformers version of Cinderella.

The Emperor and The Prime (quartet) by keirajo

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Galvatron/Rodimus
  • Summary: A four-story look at Galvatron and Rodimus Prime, being in and building SOME KIND OF relationship—maybe not good, maybe not bad, but certainly something interesting with each other. The eventual story goal is.....whether Galvatron will still want Rodimus Prime, when he is no longer a Prime.

Encrypt by FaeMytho

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: StarscreamxSoundwave
  • Synopsis: Starscream's got a problem (with Soundwave), and he needs to get rid of it. He figures letting the problem (Soundwave) know about its presence will make it go away.
    He is wrong.
    AKA, Starscream spends the whole fic being dramatic because he's an idiot.

Escape Velocity by trajectory

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Blast Off/Onslaught
  • Summary: Onslaught and Blast Off face the lasting consequences of their actions, Swindle picks up on more than expected, Brawl decides on a straightforward approach, and Vortex? Vortex might just be more than a teeny bit peeved that he isn’t committing a murder right now.

Everything Will Change by pl2363

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Soundwave/Blaster
  • Synopsis: Soundwave has done what he has to in order to survive in a warrior's world, while Blaster wonders if he'll ever find love. Things start to change for each of them the more time they start to spend together.

First Aid Gives Rodimus Hell by CatMeisterCoal

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rodimus/Thunderclash
  • Synopsis: Thunderclash goes to First Aid to ask for that sweet and spicy Rodiclash/Thunderrod fanfiction (whichever term you prefer) and as per usual since nothing can stay peaceful on the Lost Light for more than five minutes (a generous estimate) shenanigans ensue.

The Flaw in Every Crystal by monochromeRainbows, Skylar_Matthews

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Jazz/Prowl
  • Summary: Praxus is a beautiful city known both for the Crystal Gardens and it's nearly nonexistent crime rate. Naturally, the rest of the planet is curious and so Iacon sends an unsuspecting cultural investigator. That's where this story begins for Jazz, and no one could predict where it leads him.

Healing Old Wounds by HannahRose063 and yamirenamon

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Megatron/Trepan
  • Synopsis: Megatron wakes up in Trepan's habsuite after attending a reception party with the Lost Light crew. The two quickly learn they are now legal conjunx enduras and must remain together till the divorce finalizes. But opinions of each other slowly change as they spend this unwilling time together.

Hitched by espioc

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Wheeljack/Starscream
  • Summary: Starscream and Wheeljack plan their conjunxing ceremony. Be ready for some tooth rotting fluff.

House Divided by spaceliquid

  • Recommended by Shywarp
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Optimus Prime/Megatron
  • Summary: It all started with the Jettwins. When their Decepticon coding begins to grow more active, Optimus Prime has to seek help from the last person he wants to see: the captive Decepticon leader. Megatron names the price for his cooperation, and it is nothing like Optimus expected. However, when an old enemy rears its head, the terms of that mutually beneficial bargain might alter significantly.

How to say ‘Oh Primus’ properly by Red Freyr_TheSmall

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Rodimus/Rung
  • Summary: When Optimus Prime renounces his position and runs off with his Lord High Protector he leaves behind an important position needing to be filled. Despite what everyone had been hoping his trusted apprentice, Ultra Magnus, is not chosen by the matrix. Instead it falls to the young scout Hot Rod, who is woefully unprepared for the sudden responsibility thrust upon him. Particularly not when it comes with more strings attached than he initially knew about.
    Including a marriage to Primus.

Humorous Love by Molten-Ashes

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jazz/Prowl
  • Summary: "Jazz, I've been run over, dropped from a bridge, had my doorwings dislocated, and had more interuptions this decacycle than in my entire career as an Autobot. So I'm just going to cut to the chase. Will you Bond with me?"

I'll Tell You All About It When I See You Again by Lush_Specimen

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rodimus/Drift
  • Synopsis: Years have passed since Hot Rod and Deadlock last saw each other. After acquiring a new frame and a different name in the Crystal City, a newly defected Drift wanders through the Autobot’s base.
    All Drift wants is Hot Rod. When he can’t find him, Drift’s unshakeable faith begins to waver...

I'm All Full Up on Yesterdays, Don't Sing Me No More Blues by Desdemona Kakalose (alternate link here)

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Prowl/Jazz
  • Summary: Jazz, accidental thief of the planet's most priceless artifact; Officer Prowl, Iacon's most capable pursuit unit: two strangers who will have to confront their own deficiencies in the face of a truth bigger than either of them. Who is Jazz really, and what is he hiding? jazz/prowl, TFP inspired, enemies to lovers

The Judge by Silenceofthe Llamas

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Jazz/Prowl
  • Summary: Prowl’s got a secret, and he’d rather be dead in the ground before he let anyone find out about it.
    Jazz’s got one too, but he’s not as good at hiding it.
    Prowl is a secret superhero, Jazz is a secret fanboy who doesn’t know that he works with the guy. By night Prowl is the virtuous hero The Judge, but by day he’s just an unassuming tactical officer.

Let Your Success Be Your Noise by limitedpractice

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Hoist/Grapple
  • Summary: A Solar Architect makes something for his Medic, and has to explain why it's perfect for him.

Love Notes by mechanicalUniverses

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rodimus/Thunderclash
  • Synopsis: Rodimus starts finding a series of love notes for him around the Lost Light. He's determined to find out who is leaving them behind.

Luck, Magic, Superstition by Miratete

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: First Aid/Pharma, Ambulon/Pharma
  • Synopsis: A grateful patient gives First Aid a supposed magical charm—the use of which will lure a lover to one's berth. Not that First Aid believes in magic. But it would be kind of fun to try it out on Delphi's sexy CMO.

Marry Me by dracoqueen22

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Swerve/Ultra Magnus
  • Summary: Rodimus does something stupid, and Ultra Magnus has to save his plating. Swerve is voluntold to assist, but fortunately, he doesn't mind one bit.

A Match Made in Mystery by Lush_Specimen

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Chromedome/Rewind, Megatron/Ultra Magnus, Rodimus/Thunderclash, Brainstorm/Perceptor, Riptide/Nightbeat
  • Synopsis: Chromedome and Rewind are so happy in their relationship that they want all their friends to find love too. They become such notorious matchmakers that everyone starts to avoid all of their obvious setups. Not to be denied, they create more complicated and convoluted scenarios to get bots together.

Meant To Be by ladydragon76

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Blurr/Starscream
  • Summary: Platinum's wayward 'offspring' with his new top Racer? How DARE they be drawn to each other! The Scandal!

Never Thought I'd Miss You by Lush_Specimen

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Thunderclash/Rodimus
  • Synopsis: With several new crew members added from their recent rendezvous with the Vis Vitale, including the greatest autobot of all time, Thunderclash, the Lost Light is finally back on the quest of the knights of Cybertron. At least they were, until they intercepted a distress signal from a remote mining colony. Never one to pass up a distraction, Rodimus gathers the Rod Squad to assist. He begrudgingly lets the newly healed Thunderclash join the mission. Mining rescues could be dangerous. At least if anything happens to Thunderclash, Rodimus wouldn't miss him at all... Right?

Nine Rings of Vos series

  • Recommended by sablin27
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Primarily Starscream/Skywarp/Thundercracker.
  • Synopsis: G1. "The Seekers have a plan, one that spans the entire length of the war, and is only now coming to fruition. Soundwave and the Cassettacons get caught up in the plot, and somehow cannot find it in their sparks to regret any of it. As for the Autobot and Decepticon factions, well, they are all just really, really confused."
  • Comments: Short chapters combine into several different sub-plots, each following a person or relationship.

Nobody's Business by Lush_Specimen

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rodimus/Drift
  • Synopsis: After Ratchet repairs his wounds sustained during his captivity on Turmoil's Warworld, Hot Rod sneaks away for the secret non-factional race tournament, hoping that Deadlock will show up.
    Little do they know, they are in for a race day like no other!

An Offer He Can't Refuse by Wanders Under Starlight

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jazz/Prowl
  • Summary: Jazz is a new Enforcer in Praxus. Who knew that saving a certain sweet-faced youngling from an out-of-control racer would get him an in with the mob he never wanted.

On Your Feet by Dinobot Glitch

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Skyfire x Starscream
  • Summary: After the Unicron incident, Starscream finds himself in one unenviable position after another. But maybe someday, he'll find a place to call home again.

Persistent Incompetence by MlleMusketeer

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: Starscream has a crush. He deals with it badly.

Possession by OverlordRaax

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Skyfire x Starscream
  • Summary: When Starscream's ghost ends up in the past he decides he's going to change his future for the better. This time no one is going to stop him from achieving his dreams and taking his rightful place in the universe, not even himself.

Price of Peace by ladydragon76

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rodimus/Starscream
  • Summary: When has royalty ever bonded for love? Certainly not now.

Quarantine by neveralarch

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: There's a mild coding virus spreading through the Decepticon ranks. Fortunately, Megatron is immune. Unfortunately, Starscream isn't, and he's quarantined in Megatron's office.

Reignited by StarscreamSimp

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Starscream/Megatron
  • Summary: Skyfire left Starscream and the Decepticons. The Seeker did not handle it well. Megatron comes and rescues him from a dark place- a place where Starscream can't escape the inner workings of his own mind.

saturn by tackytacs

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Skyfire x Starscream
  • Summary: Five times Starscream doesn’t tell you he loves you, and one time he does.

  • Second Chance to Live by eerian_sadow
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Wheeljack/Ratchet
  • Summary: It starts out in a closet, and ends with love. That's the only part of the trope it follows. Or, the story of how Ratchet finally got hit with a clue-by-four.

Sin City by itsu-sual

  • Recommended by Dread Pirate Cat
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: A look into Megatron's life in Kaon, set in IDW's "Megatron Origins". Slash in later chapters.

Skies of Vermillion by Crescent Moon Demon

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Soundwave/Tracks
  • Summary: AU. One regular routine check-up on the local market, and suddenly the Emperor's counselor is bringing a new item home: in the form of a silent, winged Autobot. Is the chance of love too much to hope for, or is his new slave forever "a damaged bird"?

Skyfire and the Snow Queen by OverlordRaax

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Skyfire x Starscream
  • Summary: Skyfire is put under a curse by an evil Snow Queen in order to save Starscream's life. Now he must stay with her for all eternity.

Someone to See by Apricots_from_Nara

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Overlord/Trepan
  • Synopsis: Overlord wants Trepan to come with him. Trepan thinks that's not necessary.

Sound and Fury by Mirage Shinkiro. Hot Stuff between androgynous but male-pronouned bots... That means smut... and lots of it.

  • Recommended by Flyairth
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Starscream/Megatron, implied!Thundercracker/Skywarp
  • Synopsis:G1. After his latest fight with Megatron, Starscream finds himself facing his true reasons for hating the tyrant. What is his hate driven by, and can there ever be anything other than hate between them? The answer shocks them both.
  • Comments: This is the fic that convinced me that Megascream was plausible in any way. Great writing, great backstory, great... everything really! Every character is written well, and the Author actually manages to make the... less canonical aspects of the characters relationships actually believable. I honestly could not love this fic more.

Starlight Kisses by keirajo

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Rodimus
  • Summary: A date cancelled and rescheduled.

A Sweet Partnership by CatMeisterCoal

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Cosmos/Soundwave
  • Summary: Cosmos is on a job to bring back the notorious spy, Soundwave but things stand in the way of that making his -at first- very simple job all the more complex especially when feelings get in the mix.

Taking it Further by PrismPunkie

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Thunderclash/Rodimus
  • Synopsis: After sharing Rodimus’ heat with him, Thunderclash didn’t expect their interactions in the day-to-day to change. Especially considering the thinly veiled distaste the red mech harbored for him. Rodimus had his reasons for it, Thunderclash was sure of it, but it didn’t make it sting any less when the speedster gave him the cold shoulder. Thunderclash is in for the surprise of his lifecycle when Rodimus approaches him with a proposition that is likely too good to be true. But will Rodimus leave him spark-broken? Explicit in future chapters.

A Taste of Nectar, of Ambrosia so Sweet by LittleMissSweetgrass

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Minimus Ambus
  • Summary: The air was sickly sweet with the fragrance of the flowers, cloying up his olfactory sensors so much that he could almost taste it. They smelt like freshly spilt energon, tricking his processor into seeing the countless battlefields he’s been a part of behind his optics. Tasting the warm, barely processed energon that would spatter across his dermas by a killing blow. A sweetness he once craved.

These Games We Play by peacewish

  • Recommended by faustishlurve
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Soundwave/Jazz
  • Synopsis: Postwar AU with triumphant Decepticons and enslaved Autobots. Jazz has come into Soundwave's possession in the Cybertronian equivalent of a poker bet. Alternates between domestic comedy moments of Jazz acclimating to the family atmosphere of Soundwave and his cassettes, and strangely romantic/sexual power plays as Soundwave and Jazz struggle for control over Jazz's senses of independence and self.
  • Comments: Unlike a lot of post-war fics, the politics of pacifying remaining renegade Autobots and the subtle possibility of an empire-wide slave revolt remain a solidly present background thread, even pulling into the foreground at times. Additionally, the culture of Cassettes and their symbiotic hosts is explored in depth for once, and the reader actually gets a solid picture of what Soundwave does in a peacetime situation. Kudos to peacewish for updating fairly steadily over the last nearly two and a half years.

Those words of yours by BlushLouise

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Swerve/Whirl
  • Synopsis: Everyone has a set of glyphs on their arm. It's the pinnacle of romance, the guaranteed love-ever-after, the way you know who's the one and only for you. It's a load of slag. Because Whirl doesn't have his words anymore and doesn't remember what they were. And Swerve's words are so generic that he literally hears them several times a week. Misery loves company. And it's not like either of them will find their one true someone anyway.... right?

Together or Not At All by Lush_Specimen

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Thunderclash/Rodimus
  • Synopsis: Early in the war, Decepticons ambush an Autobot transport with the intention to score a decisive victory and leave no survivors. Everyone races to the escape pods except for two self-sacrificing heroes that happen to have the same idea. If Hot Rod can overlook the massive chip on his shoulder to set aside his disdain of the renowned captain Thunderclash, maybe they can work together to save their doomed crew.
    Saving each other might be a bit tougher... The bickering is strong with this one!

The Ultimate Mate Hunt by thebrokencradle

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: StarscreamxOptimus, StarscreamxMegatron, StarscreamxSoundwave, StarscreamxSkyfire
  • Synopsis: Starscream goes into heat right before a battle. Unfortunately he runs into a little-big problem. Four little-big problems.

Under His Wing by grayseeker

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: StarscreamxSkyfire
  • Synopsis: It took Skyfire no time at all to realize that he wasn't cut out to be a Decepticon. But now, several months later, he's starting to wonder if he's any better suited for life as an Autobot. Perhaps that has something to do with the Decepticons' strange inability to hold him prisoner for very long, and with the elusive, delta-winged shadow that keeps tracking him from the edges of space.

We'll Be Counting Stars by Dorksidefiker

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Thunderclash/Rodimus
  • Synopsis: Thunderclash decides to change tactics.

You Caught Me Under False Pretenses by Sithisis

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: The four acts of conjunx ritus consisted of gifts, intimacy, devotion, and disclosure. However, things were never so simple between Megatron and Starscream.

You’d Be Amazed At The Cultural Divides That Develop After Four Million Years of War by ckret2

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Wheeljack/Starscream
  • Summary: Wheeljack thinks Starscream is interrupting his day off to demand a tour of his current projects. Starscream thinks he’s taking Wheeljack on a date. Neither one bothers to clarify.

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory by dragonofdispair

  • Recommended by Kitsune 1
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Sunstorm/Mirage, Hound/Mirage
  • Synopsis: No-War, No-Factions AU. Festival of the Five: They were two stars circling a single gravitational point. One driven by faith, the other by desire. They came together only with the blessing of the Guiding Hand, and when they did all of Cybertron was caught in their orbit. They weren’t destined for each other, but as Primus said: There is destiny, and then there is destiny.
  • Comments: While the pairings may seem strange, give this one a chance. It's a relatively quick read that looks into a scenario created originally only for pwp. The attention to detail in this fic is amazing, and the author made me care about characters I had only given a passing glance to before.
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