Could you do IDW Perceptor, Prowl, Brainstorm, and Ratchet finding out their human s/o is pregnant with their baby head canons please? I hope this isn't breaking any rules.
( Melly’s Mod Notes: You didn’t break any rules at all, lovely anon! No need to fret over that and aaaaaah this is adorable I love babies and family dynamics so much. Thank you for sending in this request!! )
✦ He automatically asks to see any tests or results to prove this statement. Then he triple checks them, confers with some experts, and then runs his own version of a pregnancy test to be sure. This takes three days to complete and involves a lot of peeing on the human’s end and they’re tired and want to rest. Perceptor please. In the end the science is impossible to deny- They are pregnant.
✦ This is new frontier for anyone and he is not interested in his human getting hurt. He wants to be a sire, he really does, but one can never be too careful in preparation. Will do his research on how to look after a pregnant human and what they need to do so they and their child are healthy and happy. He won’t force them to do anything they don’t like. Will try to backup his suggestions and course of action with SCIENCE to make them see reason.
✦ Does his best to be supportive during the birthing process, coaching his human and letting them hold their hand so tight that they actually dent the metal of his servo and digits. It still leaves a mark on him though - The screaming, the look of pain and discomfort on his human’s face, the occasional look of worry and doubt Ratchet and First Aid give to each other when the delivery starts to get difficult. He later on starts drawing up schematics and begins making inventions so future couples have a easier time during delivery.
✦ Their baby is a very active one, always wiggling about and need some stimulation be it noise or colour. As a result the lab is both the best and worst place for the child so Perceptor and/or the human need to keep a sharp eye on them if their bundle of joy makes a visit to their sire. Brainstorm more or less gives himself the role of godfather when the human explains the concept to him. Neither they nor Percy were actually planning to give that to him but okay Stormy, if you wanna. Now Perceptor has to go through every single one of the toys and gifts to make sure he’s disarmed them.
✦ The human will need to deal with him being overprotective of them and the baby for the first few years. He knows that others will know sooner or later and some may want to get their hands on the first hybrid of a Cybertronian and human for nefarious purposes. As a result every time the baby wakes up crying, his old Wrecker-instincts kick in and he has his sniper rifle at the ready. Perceptor. Perceptor no. Perceptor please. The baby- The baby just wants a bottle of energon. Yes they are sure. No you don’t need to do a security sweep of the home Perceptor please stay in bed.
✦ Attempting to tell Prowl that they’re pregnant will only result in him going, ‘Pffft!’ because it’s not possible for a Cybertronian and human to have a child. The biological differences are too great. Did Rodimus tell them to try and pull this prank on him because it shows the lack of effort he usually gives. The human, after scolding Prowl for speaking like that to someone who isn’t around, will need to force him to come along with them to the medbay when they go get a check up from Ratchet to confirm this. He’s just stunned. Enough for his police sirens to go off in shock and shave off fifty vorns out of a nearby Velocity.
✦ He is very meticulous in his research and do his best to be supportive of his human during pregnancy and delivery since this is a taxing expreience to go through. Very quiet and calm during the birth for which Ratchet is grateful for during the bumpier parts of the process. That isn’t too say he’s tense. Inside this poor ‘bot is freaking out and one can see the signs if they look closely enough. His door wings flutter in anxiety when a particular contraction causes his human to scream out in pain and he needs to keep his calm from keeping his sirens blasting. He’s scared and unsure and angry over the fact he’s scared and unsure but he will not be forced out of the room. His human and his baby need him.
✦ There was an agreement between Prowl and the human that the baby will have a Cybertonian name and a human name so it’s easier for his human when filing documents and papers and the like. The human, naturally, picks the human name and the name is a variation of a detective character from a popular mystery series that they’re a fan of. The Cybertronian name is still work-in-progress because Prowl no you can’t just call the sparkling Prowl 2.0 sTOP.
✦ A surprisingly happy family now that Prowl has something to focus his energies on that isn’t planning strategies and clandestine plots. The baby seems so serious and stern despite being a squishy bean so he gets a lot of teasing from his human that there can be no doubt that this is his child. The baby is a quick learner too, mostly through visual aid and by copying the actions of their sire and creator. (His human does to pull him aside one day and have a Talk about body language. Apparently the baby does Very Rude Door Wing Gestures whenever they’re around Optimus now.)
✦ He knows he doesn’t have the best reputation with… um… with everyone he comes across thanks to things he had done in the past. At first he was fine with it because he got things done. Now that he has a family he loves and cherishes… the idea that someone will harm his human and their child because of him keeps him up at night. He’ll do whatever it takes to protect the two and the human will need to make sure he doesn’t tip over the edge when doing so. The baby still needs their sire after all.
✦ Falls very, very quiet when told the news. His human wouldn’t lie about something like this, not something serious as this, so he’s at a loss for words. All he does for the next few minutes is simply stare at their face and then, ever so slowly, allow his optics to draft down and rest on their stomach. Having children wasn’t really a topic they talked a lot about in the past so his human is nervous about how he’ll take it. When the silence has gone on long enough that the human is worried he’s unhappy with the turn of events, they find themselves being gently scooped up into his hands. He removes his faceplate and presses his lips, gently as he can, against their stomach. What he says next is in a rush of static and in Cybertronian. The human knows enough of the language to know he’s saying, ‘Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you-‘
✦ On cloud nine during the pregnancy, all bundle of nerves and hopes. Will get it in his processor that he needs to build everything for the baby since the baby only deserves the best. I do mean everything. The crib? Building that. The mobile? Building that? The pacifier? Oh he’s definitely building that because he thinks he can double it as a force field generator! It’s cute and then suddenly Brainstorm no you cannot install a gun in that.
✦ Ratchet absolutely threw several wrenches at him during the delivery. Poor Brainstorm may have researched what happens during a delivery and even watched a few videos of it. He learns quickly that watching it and experiencing it firsthand is different. Very different. He is an absolute mess when his human starts to scream in pain and it gets to the point he will get kicked out of the delivery room if he distracts his human or Ratchet too much. Like that’ll stop him though. He’ll try to get back in there, always holding on to a new invention he had just made to try and make the process easier on his human. It is always unstable and has never been tested before. So many wrenches are thrown. So many.
✦ Their baby is so cute? Like ‘Rodimus-please-give-back-our-child-now’ cute??? Biggest blue optics ever seen on a sparkling and loves nuzzling against a friendly ‘bot. An absolute angel with how they’re cuddly and affection, quiet and unassuming. The baby can communicate through beeps and boops that only Brainstorm and, oddly enough, Cyclonus understand. Sometimes Brainstorm forgets that their little beeper should not be allowed dangerous chemicals or tools. His human will need to remind him of this or be in the lab with him if he has their child for the day. Babies and laser pens do not mix.
✦ Now and then, the human will wake up in the middle of the night cycle because they hear their baby’s sleepy beeps and it’s so close too. It doesn’t take them long to realise that Brainstorm had taken their baby out of their crib and is now cradling both them and their child against his chassis. He does it so often that they end up making a little nest on top of his chassis and let their baby rest there so they’re more comfortable. Before he goes to sleep, Brainstorm stares up at the ceiling, listening to the even breathing of his human and the occasional beep of his baby. He tries not to cry as he quietly thanks Primus or whatever deity is out there to allow him to have this.
✦ He finds out even before his human does. It occurs when doing a routine check up on them and asks how they’re doing lately, have they been eating well, have there been any problems. When they begin to talk and all signs point to that, Ratchet- He. He stares at them for a few seconds before asking if he can do a few more tests. That’s how the couple find out and, frankly, he’s surprised he could even get his human pregnant given how old he is.
✦ Levelheaded and calm during the upcoming months and does his best to ease the discomfort his human will go through. Honestly it’s everyone else around the two who are nervous for the baby’s arrival. Ultra Magnus is going through the Autobot Code as if that’ll have the answer to what’s going on. Swerve is trying to give Ratchet advice he’s gleaned from all his shows and movies. (And the advice is surprisingly good too.) Velocity and First Aid are doing delivery drills so they’re ready for the inevitable. He’ll be thankful for the help when the child does arrive and he needs a babysitter. Right now he’s going to throw a wrench at the next person who tries to suggest him something.
✦ Drift is always suggesting something to the two. Never once has a wrench been thrown at him since Ratchet and Drift are friends and Ratchet cares for him. The most that happens is grumbling and trying to shoo Drift away when he insists ‘five more minutes!’ of listening to the baby’s heartbeat. When Ratchet and his human approach Drift to be the godfather of their child in the final months of the pregnancy, Drift ends up crying and hugs the couple.
✦ The calmest one out of all the four when it comes to the day of the birth rolls around. He’s seen worse things in his career as chief medical officer and knows that that is something both he and his human want. They’ll endure this, he knows they can. In fact he maybe trying to coach First Aid and Velocity during the delivery if a hiccup occurs and the two are at a lost of what to do. Admirable and all but his human will end up swatting him now and then because can he please focus on them? For a few minutes? Hello??
✦ A caring father, a great dad. When the baby is placed in his arms shortly after birth, reality finally hits him that he’s a father. It’s no longer a little fantasy he indulges in himself now and then. It’s no longer a ‘maybe’ or ‘next time’ in the far off future. It’s now and he has to collect himself so he doesn’t cry. Tries to spend much time as possible with them, not wanting to miss a second of it. No one makes fun of him if he enters the medbay and is wearing a baby carrier. That usually means his human is too busy or he wanted to bring his little one with him to work. First Aid and Velocity love these days because they get to spend time with their little nurse-in-training.