DOCTOR ANON- AAAAAy whats shakin? ;) Got another prompt! :D K here goes...TFP Autobots reacting to human accidentally calling them dad/mom. the idea came to me when i was taking out the trash :') I have another one related to this but i'll wait till you do this one, i don't want to pamper you with asks! ;-;
*Cackles maniacally* This is the kind of awkward silliness I live for!! Also, don’t feel bad about sending in multiple asks. I love this kind of stuff! :)
Optimus: He’s probably been accidentally called ‘dad’ at least once by just about every younger bot he knows, so if doesn’t really faze him. He would spare you any embarrassment and not bring it up again, but secretly he’s kind of touched (and possibly a bit amused) that you consider him a father figure. He might start acting a bit more protective towards you after that, but he’d be very subtle about it.
Ratchet: When you accidentally call him ‘dad’ one day, it’s hard to say which of you is the more embarrassed about it. He sputters and flusters and just generally doesn’t know how to handle himself. Later, when he’s alone, he does some serious introspecting about what happened. (WTF??? Do they really see me as a father figure?! Do I see them as my child?! Holy frag am I actually a parent?!?!) Once the initial shock wears off, he’ll come find you and apologize (albeit in a round-about way) for being weird earlier. The only difference now is that Ratchet’s pretty much your robot dad for life. Hope you don’t mind being fussed over, because he’s never letting anything bad happen to you, ever.
Bumblebee: He’s torn between finding it cute, and being flustered. Also, wow! That’s a lot of responsibility! (I can’t have a child?? I am a child??? Optimus, help!) Still, he takes the trust you’ve put in him very seriously. He’s like your protective older brother. No way are any cons laying a servo on his little buddy! He’ll protect you with his very spark if need be.
Arcee: If you accidentally call her ‘mom’, she’ll instantly freeze for a second, and then carry on as if she didn’t hear it. Secretly though, she’s panicking on the inside. She knows you too have a very strong bond, but neither of you have really put it into words before. It scares her to think how much she cares about you. If anything were to happen to you, she wouldn’t know how to handle it. If possible, Arcee becomes even more protective of you; she’s not even subtle about it either. (Please, Arcee. They don’t need an armed escort to go to the store.)
Bulkhead: This poor mech would be so incredibly flustered. He pretty much already considers you his kid anyway, but to hear you acknowledge him as a parental figure is just… wow. He’s just really, really touched by it. Outwardly though, he’ll probably just blush and chuckle nervously. Whatever awkwardness there was doesn’t last long however, as the two of you are quick to accept how much you mean to each other. Congratulations! You now have a new robot dad!
Wheeljack: He might tease you a bit at first, but only if it was just an accidental slip. If he finds out that you actually see him as a parental figure, well, that’s a different story… He might act a bit distant towards you at first, but only because he doesn’t know what to say. He’s never had to be responsible for anyone before; this is all kind of new to him. But once he has time to think about it, he pretty much jumps right in to the roll of guardian and protector. You’re basically his kid now, but he’s much more of a ‘fun uncle’ type than he is a dad. “Hey, kid! Wanna go take potshots at eradicons in the Jackhammer?” (Wheeljack, no.)
Smokescreen just laughs. A lot. To the point where coolant starts to well up in his optics. He continues to laugh until you give him a swift, frustrated kick to his pede. (Serves you right, Smokescreen.)
Ultra Magnus: Well… just watch this.