i hope there is some addressing re: rewind and chromedome in future mtmte in regards to them not being each others partners
it just feels kinda… sad? like something is wrong. replacing one rewind for another. that rewind, the alt rewind, cannot make up for the individual adventures chromedome had with his rewind on the other lost light. sure a majority of their past is the same, but still—the adventures, the arguments, the tender moments, etc, they all differ between the realities. even the small things can mean so much.
so i hope something like this is brought up. yeah, you’re rewind, but you’re not *my* rewind. and same with chromedome. it just feels kind of… tacky? if anything, i’d like to see them progress as a PLATONIC couple, and see where that goes. eventually romance would be wonderful, and i hope for it, but to just immediately cling to one another would upset me.
it reminds me of the 10th doctor with his clone and rose, and how 10 gave rose his human clone and it was all honky dory like that doesn’t sit right with me? like it’s just… replacing someone, and someone who you had experiences with that you haven’t this duplicate.
again, i’m hoping it’s not an immediate connection; i hope there is some pause, and that the two realize this isn’t the same. they are chromedome and rewind, but they are not “each others” chromedome and rewind.
if i think about this now, this whole scenario does seem almost crueller than one of them being dead, doesn’t it?
>yeah, you’re rewind, but you’re not *my* rewind. and same with chromedome.
They’ve been a couple for millions of years and have only been split into two for like a year, so this is making everything seem much more dramatic than it is. Remember that they’re not alternative universe versions of their partners—they were one person split into two, and one of the two died for each. It’s not “universe A rewind with universe B chromedome” it’s the same people who were split into two not long ago.
the fact they both had to see each other die is the traumatic thing, not that they spend a fraction of a fraction of their total relationship with a separate image of each other. They are ”each others” chromedome/rewind because even if they saw their own double they’d still effectively be the same person split; neither is a clone that just came into existence, both are simultaneously the original.
This is exactly what I was thinking, they are basically the same people, millions of years of experiences (and arguably the longest relationship Chromedome held considering these two met and started to become close way before cybertron was abandoned and Chromedome already had purged 3 or more conjux from his brain by the time he met Rewind) aren’t to be forgotten or left behind because their realities split at some point.
They are both the same person, living in two probable outcomes within the same reality. Neither is more or less real than the other, and theoretically, they are both dead and alive.
It’s true Chromedome probably had to deal with his loss for a longer time than Rewind but their experiences are pretty much the same up to the point where the Lost Light existed as two entities in the same universe, at the same time.
It’s not Classics Cliffjumper moving over to the Shattered Glass universe. They are essentially the same person, they aren’t clones of each other. I see it as going back on time and stopping Rewind from dying, I guess, it’s his same Rewind, except he didn’t die, but for Chromedome the death still happened.