Romantic headcanons for TFP Soundwave, Knockout, Shockwave and Predaking with human s/o?
( Melly’s Mod Notes: Eyyy time to romance the TFP Decepticons! )
✦ Protective of his human to the point of mild paranoia. Soundwave has lost many of his beloved cassettes and doesn’t want to lose his human too. He’ll keep track of their movements, with their permission of course, and comm them every other day to ensure they’re safe and sound. It’ll have to be the human who sets up limits when to this arrangement since Soundwave has no issue in going all the way. There are no attempts to bug their phone or e-mail to check on their conversations or see who they’re hanging out with. If they’re old enough to give their consent with a giant sentient hentai robot than that means they’re old enough to choose their friends.
✦ Laserbeak is the messenger for the couple’s correspondence when the two are unable to spend time together, the cassette not minding it much since he likes the human and gives him an excuse to stretch his wings if he’s been cooped up for too long in the ship. Usually Soundwave’s mail comes in the form of video files, showing the antics aboard Nemesis like Knockout ignoring Starscream’s rants or Breakdown giving advice to one of the Vehicons on how to approach their crush. On the day of their dating anniversary, he sends them an audio file. It’s filled with all the times they’ve ever laughed or called his name affectionately. The title for the file is ‘favourite_sounds’ and nothing else.
✦ Likes that someone else is in the medbay with him. He doesn’t feel as lonely anymore since what happened to Breakdown and having another pair of hands to spread the work around is a lifesaver when Vehicons and the like come in for repairs after a nasty battle. He jokes that the human is only around because he needs someone to hold his scalpels except in reality he is teaching them Cybertronian medicine. How to weld an energon line, how to clean an infected cable - It only makes sense they learn about this sort of stuff if they’re going to be with him and they might as well learn from the best.
✦ When Team Prime turns him down the first time attempts to join in, Knockout is absolutely fine with it. It won’t be easy joining the winning team and he’s willing to prove himself but- Please. Please take his human in if you can. You’re all supposed to be bleeding sparks for the humans, right? Well protect them from the ‘cons that are still running around and who will no doubt be itching to get back at anything and anyone. He knows he won’t be able to defend himself or his human from them should they get cornered and if only one of them can be safe from harm than it has to be his human. He lost Breakdown already. There’s no way he’s losing them too. His selflessness and putting his needs aside for someone else are some of the big factors of letting him join next time he defects.
✦ He doesn’t do… emotions well. At all. If the human is hoping for someone when they need emotional support than they’re kind of out of luck. He can be practical and, most importantly, rational for them. Almost everything can be solved and he’s determined to help them with their problems. He’ll wait patiently for them to calm down if they’re upset or sad, asking questions about what makes them feel this way, when it began. After he has all the information available and goes over it then Shockwave will make a suggestion or formulate a plan on how to resolve the crisis. It doesn’t always work and his attempts to keep trying, to keep improving on his methods to help them never fails to warm his human’s heart.
✦ Makes items for his human to help make things easier for them in their day-to-day life. If they’re easily overwhelmed by noise when going out, he makes headphones or earplugs that cancels out noise and is comfortable to wear for long hours. If their car has a bad habit of breaking down and making them late for work or other affairs, he’ll improve the engine and make a few tweaks here and there so it’s both more comfortable and fuel efficient for their budget. He also gives them a comm link so he can send them a message every day, reminding them of his feelings for them and how he cares for them since he knows humans need affirmation and reassurances from their loved ones to keep their bonds strong.
✦ Surprisingly gentle with them. He is a giant and yet caresses them so carefully in his servos when he’s holding them, the only way to describe the expression he has when he looks down at them as fond. Predaking has a lot on his mind thanks to the recent events but being with his human, even if it’s only for a little while, helps him feel like the road ahead isn’t as daunting. Not when they’re with him, supporting him. It makes him twice as determined to keep them from being harmed or dragged into the fights of the Cybertronians. He has plans to make a den of sorts to place them in should danger arise but he respects their desires to stay with their family and friends, knowing the importance of keeping a pack together. It doesn’t stop him from making visits to their house at the night, however, and it isn’t long before Jasper becomes a place where cryptid or monster hunters visits due to the footage and news of a dragon skulking about.
✦ Very tactile when it comes to expressing his emotions and his love for his human. He’s a ‘con of few words and thinks actions speak louder than any speech could. Loves to stroke their back, hair when he holds them to his chassis, keeping them warm with his heat as he rumbles with deep affection. Always pressing his helm against their forehead if they’re riding on his shoulder, his optics glowing bright when his human offers him a dazzling smile and a sweet I love you meant for him and him alone. He loves to curl around them when they nap or sleep together, hiding his human from the world with a carefully arranged wing of his so no foe or rival sees them.