DOCTOR ANON- ooo boi o boi that was awesome i smiled SO HARD DUDE , you did so well! :D much love vuv now i am curious what TFP Cons would react to it ;)
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Megatron: When you accidentally blurt out “Sure thing, Dad,” after he gives you an assignment, he simply turns and raises an optic ridge at you while you splutter flustered apologies. He merely scoffs and rolls his optics, leaving you to wallow in your own crushing shame. If he’s honest with himself though, it’s sort of… nice having someone look up to him like that. He’s not planning on changing his will or anything, but it’s nice to know where your loyalties lie. From then on though, you notice he’ll occasionally shoot you a subtle, approving smile whenever you’ve done a particularly good job with something. They’re pretty rare, but you live for those smiles. (It makes Starscream so fraggin’ mad.)
Starscream: He is absolutely mortified when you call him ‘dad’ on accident. (He dedicates his whole life to their lord and leader, Megatron, and THIS is the thanks he gets?) He’s so over the top about it, that you forget your initial embarrassment and start laughing at him, which makes him furious. He storms off to his room, thinking about how insufferable humans are. Why would they even think about him like that? It’s not as if he cares about them. He doesn’t need their approval, not at all. Why should he care if one, puny, insignificant human looks up to him? It’s not satisfying at all, nope! Don’t be surprised though, if he comes looking for you later, asking for your support in his upcoming coup against Megatron.
Soundwave: He thinks it’s absolutely hilarious, although it’d be hard to tell from his body language at first. When you first say it, he stops and turns toward you with an inscrutable gaze. For a moment, you shift uncomfortably, thinking you’ve offended him or something. But then he plays the quote from Brooklyn Nine Nine over his visor. “Do you see me as a father figure, Peralta?” (Shut up, Soundwave.) From then on, he take any opportunity he can to make a dad joke. “Man that last mission really wore me out. I’m exhausted!” Cue various audio mashes: “Hi, exhausted. I’m dad.” (Soundwave, please.)
Knock Out: He’s low-key kind of offended at first. “I ought to wash your mouth out with soap.” Breakdown’s the one that really gives him a hard time about it. He thinks it’s hilarious and teases Knock Out at every given opportunity. “Be nice to our sparkling, KO! You want to be one of those dead-beat sires?” (Knock Out low key hates you both.) The jokes on all of you though, because after awhile the whole fake family dynamic somehow evolves into a real one. None of you are quite sure when it happened, but your new robot dads will be damned if they let anything happen to you now.
Breakdown: He’s a bit embarrassed at first, and tries to brush it off. “Do I look like your dad, kid?” It’d be hard for him to admit (especially after giving Bulkhead such a hard time about his “pet”) but he does come to realize that he cares about you a great deal. His dynamic with you slowly begins to shift from friendly acquaintance to protective dad. You are now essentially his kid, and he practically has a spark attack whenever he losses track of you. “Where were you? You know you’re supposed to com after a mission!” (It’s only because he worries.)
Dreadwing: He… doesn’t actually know what a dad is. He thinks you just mispronounced his name. “Um, no. ‘Dread’. Dreadwing.” It’s only much later, long after you’ve forgotten about the incident, that he learns the truth. The realization hits him like a brick wall. (Oh my god! They see me as a parental figure! What do I do?!?!) He becomes very awkwardly protective of you after that, shadowing you on missions and offering you stilted praise on a job well done. You have no idea why he’s acting so strangely, but hey. There are worse mechs to hang out with, you suppose.
Airachnid: When you accidentally call her ‘mom’ one day, she predictably smirks and begins teasing you for it. You scowl and roll your eyes, thinking that’s the end of it, but in reality, the gears in her twisted mind have already begun turning. Accidental or not, you clearly feel some sort of affection for her, and Airachnid’s going to milk that for all it’s worth. She subtly begins manipulating you, luring you in slowly with praise and affirmations. You could prove very useful to her down the line. All she has to do to keep you in her web is to offer a gentle head pet now and again. “That’s a good little human…”
Shockwave: He’s very… confused?? as to why you would call him ‘dad’. He’s not your dad, or anyone else’s dad for that matter. The two of you aren’t even the same species?? That would be biologically impossible??? You’d be happy to let it drop, if not for resident troll, Soundwave, who finds the whole thing utterly hilarious. Whenever he sends reports to the chief science officer, he now replaces Shockwave’s name with “Dad” via a search and replace function. Shockwave thinks he might have set his emotional capacity for ‘annoyance’ too damn high.