Who was your first kill? How did you kill them? What was it like?
.. I don’t remember the mecha’s name, or even what they would identify as, but they were one of the ones sent to retrieve me and Soundwave. Ratbat’s paid guard or something. I don’t.. I didn’t really learn anything about them. At the time it didn’t matter, not when it came down to it.
I had been walking back home, and they cornered me. Said they knew who - what - I was. That I was either going to come quietly, or they’d turn over Soundwave as well.
I couldn’t let them leave. Not when they knew where we were, what we looked like after the modifications we had to get to look different enough to hide, and I didn’t want it all to go to waste. That’s when I started to block their comm.signal. I couldn’t let them leave.
Soundwave had been showing me the basics of disarming. I didn’t need them. My voice has always been my primary weapon. And not just for making things break. I’ve manipulated emotions with it, to where they can’t tell if it is theirs or a fabrication I’ve caused.
I paralyzed them with a ‘suggestion’ of fear. I could have.. knocked him out, sent him to sleep, but I was furious. ‘How dare this mecha hunt us down for credits’ and I just wasn’t feeling like being generous.
They had come armed. It was surprisingly easy to yank the blade from their grip, and carve out their throat with it. I remember.. that mecha died terrified, and unable to call for help.
I was unable to look anyone in the optics for orns afterwards.