If I were a decent person I might have cleaned off the table before taking pictures but literally the only reason these were taken at all was because I got @negaiboshi this tiny trash can and had to show her just how well her Starscream figure would fit in it.
“So,” said Miko, “I heard you used to study humans.”
“I used to study your *planet*.” said Starscream, still typing, “Many planets, in fact. And by extension, the lifeforms that they produced. Why do you bring this up?”
“Ratchet just told us.” Raf supplied.
“Oh?” Starscream continued to look at the screen.
“Aaaand, we figured…” said Miko, “since… well you’re gonna be here for a while, what with the alliance and everything…”
“–That you might be interested in asking us questions!” Jack piped up.
“And we thought we could ask *you* questions!” said Raf. Starscream actually stopped to look at them properly.
“Think of it as… a cultural exchange.” Miko said with a grin.
“What knowledge do the young of your species possess that I could not have already discovered?” Starscream said with a quirked brow, “I have observed your wars, politics, your biological make up, your scientific endeavors, your social engagements. What use would your information be to me?”
“It doesn’t have to have a use, it can just be a fun fact.” said Raf, “For example, some humans, like myself, like to build computers recreationally…”
“While *I* like to jam out to epically loud music!” Miko said, fiddling with an air guitar.
“Do you have any fun facts about Vos?” asked Jack. Starscream’s wings stiffened. “That’s where you’re from, right?”
Starscream thought about whether to entertain them or to ignore them, but in the end…
“… Vos was a city for flight frames, like myself. It was made up of tall spires that had landing and launch pads installed on them to aid in transportation.” Starscream said with a sigh, “Your fun fact is that the shortest spire was approximately 3 times the height of the One World Trade Center, in New York City.”
“That was the *shortest*?!?” said Miko. Starscream nodded.
“Cool!” said Jack.
“Anything you can think to ask us?” said Raf, looking hopeful. Starscream hesitated again, but decided to press on despite his embarrassment.
“Alright…” he said, turning around and kneeling lower to their level, “What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?”