From Theron Shan’s Instagram Account: um hi admiral–did i happen to make any unauthorized purchases in the last uh however long its been since i left the base? wut??? he ordered how much holoporn??? and charged it to girl’s account??? fuk im gonna be sleeping on the couch for another month. lana can we turn around and go kick his ass again?
You only truly fail when you stop trying. You have picked yourself up from some of the worst the universe has to offer and screamed defiantly, "I'm still here!" even if it was but a hoarse whisper through bloodied lips.
I know…. Thank you. I do know that.
But every small failure, even though I pick myself up, makes me seen as one more and more. Allies are harder and harder to come by, and they betray me before we even get anything done. I used to have political capital. Failure breeds failure, and potential allies don’t care how resilient I am in the face of catastrophe if I can’t guarantee no catastrophes.
Perhaps with Megatron gone, with no one setting me up for failure or dismissing my many successes as trivial, people will see. It’s frustrating. I was Second in Command, and trusted to lead well in his absence, despite how he acted when he returned, but that’s not how people perceive me. I earned those things, yet everyone questions and doubts me.
I’d say near a decade of people never believing in him, constant deprecation and bullying from pretty much everyone he knew, and the constant and vicious abuse via the hands of the ticking timebomb that was supposedly his ‘childhood friend’ might have something to do with it.
…though maybe I’m not surprised they would never think of that.