[Four isn't entirely sure what's compelling her to do this, but she feels like it's the right thing to do. All good things come to an end, right? As much as she wants what she has here to last forever...
Well, even she knows it can't happen.]
Hello Haven! My name is 4, for those who I have never talked with before. It's a bit late for introductions though.
My time here has meant the world to me. I have grown beyond the person I was when I first came here. I have learned and catalogued much, and I have made so many wonderful friends. It is a comfort to me to know that all of you exist, and I will remember you forever if I can. There is so much more I wish I could say. Perhaps that'll be enough.
This is goodbye. I will be leaving soon to go seek out Wing. Maybe there I will find my happy ending. Maybe I will come back someday, but I feel like this will be the last time we will talk to each other.
I don't have anything of value to give anyone. Everything I have collected and catalogued is stored in both of my rooms in Liege's and Alpha Trion's temples. You may look through them if you want, but they're only little things.
Crow, I want you to have my bag of marbles. They're special to me and I feel like you've lost yours a while ago. Hee.
I hope all of you will find happiness and knowledge in whatever you do!
It was interesting being a Cybertronian. I wish I could be one for real. A flying one too, because that was a lot of fun. Even if I did crash once. Speaking of body swap, I wonder what it'd have been like to vivisect yourself from another body. If it hadn't been Megatron in my body, I might have tried that.
I have one question this time:
What are your views on ethics and morals when applied to science? When is it right or wrong to do something? I've had several conflicting views on this, and I wonder what others think.
( . .)
Look, a bunny! You know, it's been a while since I've played with anyone. Does anyone want to play marbles? I have a whole collection now!
[This appears to be Megatron.
But Megatron doesn't say anything, he looks rather confused. He tilts his head at the communicator a few times, blinking his eyes in an entirely uncharacteristic way. Why, it's almost like he's attempting to catalogue something. But that can't be it, Megatron can't catalogue.
Suddenly, Megatron's face breaks out into a smile, and he covers his mouth with a hand to stifle a silent giggle. Oh, whatever's happening is a lot of fun! Hi everyone! He waves excitedly and bounces on his heels. Look! She's tall now!
This is like the time everyone changed species, isn't it? At least there's no monsters this time. Makes you wonder what will happen next. Maybe evil doppelgängers will emerge from mirrors and attack us! That'd be interesting, wouldn't it?
Also I want to examine the pillar, would anyone care to join me?
If my calculations are correct (which they are), then today is my birthday!
Or creation day. However you wish to put it!
I'm 7 now! I believe I was 5 when I got here.
(My name is still 4 though, hee)
What do you do to celebrate your birthday? Do you do anything special? Do Cybertronians even celebrate the date of their creation? Oh, do you think an organic can make me some cake? I can't eat it, but I'd sure like to see one! I hear that "chocolate" is favoured amongst humankind!
The Badlands were fascinating until I got stepped on.
I'd rather not repeat that experience.
[Actually, it's surprising that it hasn't been done before, considering that Four is a tiny doll in a land full of giants. Dying a second time would just suck all around. Still, the Badlands was an interesting experience, and she got to be useful while she was there.]
I have a question!
What sort of things make you smile? Why? Are there every any circumstances when those things wouldn't make you smile?
Do any of you have a favourite poem?
[That's more than one question Four.]
[So Four has gone through a lot over the past few days. She's not totally sure why she agreed to it, or why she continued to go through with it, but in the end she had done it. Tarn is far too nice and charming for her to resist. The result of that painful
and extremely creepy ceremony ended with a Decepticon brand on her. Honestly though, she doesn't remember a lot about the ceremony.
It's probably for the best.
Four turns on the video and proudly shows off the Decepticon brand that has replaced the number 4 on her chest. The significance of the symbol escapes her, though she does know what it means and why some have it and others don't. To her, it just means that she's a lot closer to the Cybertronians than she was before. Isn't that cool?]
I'm a Decepticon now!
I think it looks rather nice! It was painful to get, and I don't remember a lot of the ceremony though.
It was an interesting experience for sure.
Megatronus says that Frenzy is now my slave as punishment.
What do I do with a slave?
[Four flips on the video and shows that she's currently sitting on an unhappy Frenzy's shoulder. The little stitchpunk doesn't look like she knows what the heck she's supposed to do.]
He's loud and obnoxious.
I'm not sure what use he'll be to me.
[So this is what it feels like to be alive.
As a doll, Four's interaction with the world is muted, dulled because he has no nerves or living bits that allow him to truly feel things. But now? He can feel the bed he's sitting on, and he can actually feel temperature! He carefully inspects his fingers and wiggles his toes. Wow! It feels so strange to have lungs and other sorts of organs!
A glance in a mirror causes him to do a double take though. Four has never truly attached gender to himself, so therefore has never been bothered with thinking about it. Imagine his surprise when he sees a clearly female face staring back. Further inspection says that yes, he is indeed a girl. What does this mean?
Anyway, Four is definitely announcing this. He excitedly turns on his device and waves out at the network. Look at him! He's a human and a girl, this is a very odd day but it's exciting. That idea that his human body is capable of speech never occurs to him.]
I want to know what food is like! And water. And wind!
Can someone show me what it's like to be alive?
[Hey Cybertron did you miss Four's random need to ask questions? Because surprise, surprise! He has one. Luckily for you it's a reasonably short one.]
If you had the opportunity to teach something you've learned in your life, what would it be?
[This may or may not be connected to the post by Megatron a short while ago, it's hard to be sure. Still, it's something Four's been thinking about for the last little while. What does he have to offer when it comes to teaching? Isn't teaching supposed to be part of his purpose? It's so hard to tell.]
Also is there anyone here who specializes in creating weapons?
[THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON FOR ANYONE TO BE CONCERNED FOUR IS JUST CURIOUS.
[Four has been gone for quite a while. Most of the time was spent hiding out there on his own, avoiding everyone. There's something about being lured out and- having stuff happen. Needless to say, Four is going to be MUCH more cautious about strangers from now on. There's a much more pressing issue however, something that he only recently noticed.
The symbol on his arm has changed completely, and this totally puzzles him. Is this normal? Of course he's noticed tiny changes with it every couple of months, and has always wondered about that.
Four shyly (and cautiously) presents his arm with his Glyph to the camera. Instead of the usual marking that aligned him with Liege, it is now Alpha Trion's mark. What does this mean?]
My glyph has completely changed! Does Liege not want me living in his temple anymore?
What does this mean?
[Yes he's worried. He likes where he lives. Did he do something wrong?]
I'd like to ask the humans/organics who live here a few questions if you don't mind! I'm very curious about something.
For everyone: What is your view on death?