just-drifting-away asked: Ever since he came across the strange mech last night, Drift hadn't been able to get him out of his processor. It had been a long while since he's interacted with anyone. He figured it wouldn't hurt to try and reach out-- static would come through until he actually brought himself to speak, however.. [insert awkward moment of silence here]
Bumblebee heard static on his line, then an identifier appeared. Drift had returned his greeting, but not with words. Though never introduced formally, the yellow mech heard tails of the other’s bravery and selflessness. A mech that Rodimus came to rely on indefinitely, even if the sword-wielding mech was once a Decepticon.
Did Drift dial in by mistake? Why was there no sound?
—-//Hello, hello, hello. Paging Drift-sensei. ‘Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto.’ How many times have you heard that line?//—
He was hoping to get a chuckle, or even a groan might suffice. Anything to indicate that contact was deliberate.
After what seemed an eternity of endless static, Drift found much to his surprise that the silence had been broken as a voice came through. Judging by the sound, he could infer the other was a youth— the eager tone in the bot’s voice somewhat similar to another of his favorite acquaintances.
A thought crossed his mind and he couldn’t help but smile and wonder if the two had anything else in common, apart from their enthusiasm.
//That’s a FIRST, actually. I can’t say I’ve ever heard that one.//
He’d chuckle and recline himself back on his seat, arms moving to rest behind his helm.. curiosity growing with each passing moment..
//So, a stranger with a sense of humor? I like that. Though, I can’t help but wonder.. Who is it I’m having the pleasure of speaking with? A name would be nice. Preferably yours, Mister—?//
Bumblebee smirked and rubbed his fore-helm as he heard the reply. Surely Drift knew how to dial a comm-line.
—// Haha, Drift-sensei, come now. It’s Bumblebee! The yellow scout? Optimus’ golden bug? Don’t tell me your lost and randomly dialing out for help …or are you?!//—-
Oh no, what if Drift was in trouble? He didn’t sound distressed. Best not overdramatize the situation just yet.
—// Anything I can help you with, or just looking for a voice to keep you company on your journey? //—