MegaRod, Vague LL Spoilers, sparklings, time skippy as fuuuuck
The first indicator came months after they returned, after they wrestled the Lost Light from the grip of mutineers, after Rodimus sat in the captain’s chair once more, the sole captain of the ship.
It came all at once, like the energex he tried to drink that night. His body refused it, and hours after being at Swerve’s had him curled in his washrack, sputtering and coughing as the water rained down on him. Weeks of this, the same every night, and he could bear losing his only coping mechanism no longer. When he saw Ratchet….well.
“You’re sparked,” wasn’t the news he’d wanted to hear, but hear it he did, and Ratchet looked as glum as he felt.