Pre- or No-War
Prowl is a police officer. A good one, but socially isolated because people think that he’s “cold”.
Jazz is a street performer and petty criminal. Things like vagrancy, drunk and disorderly, petty theft, shoplifting, pickpocketing, reckless driving, small confidence games, (maybe even) prostitution, and assaulting other mechs (in self defense). Survival based crimes. Maybe he’s even spent some time in jail for them, but if so it he’s managed to skate through unscathed and gone right back to his previous lifestyle.
As such, he and Prowl are often at odds with each other.
But then Prowl, while tracking another criminal — a serial killer, major crime boss, or other dangerous mech — and gets in major trouble. He’s about to be killed, maimed or otherwise seriously, permanently harmed by the criminal he’s tracked. He’s rescued by Jazz in the nick of time.
Do WANT: A platonic friendship developing, acknowledgement that this relationship does impact Prowl’s ability to be impartial in future cases that involve Jazz, and Jazz shamelessly taking advantage of Prowl’s friendship to crash on his couch and raid his pantry.
Do NOT want: either character to be raped at any point, Prowl convincing Jazz to give up his life of petty crime (or vice versa with Jazz convincing Prowl to give up being a police officer), or for them to get romantically involved with each other. If there is interfacing, they do it with other characters in the story, and it’s plug&play, not sticky.
Time and Place (3812 words) by Rizobact
Fandom: Transformers - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Prowl, Jazz (Transformers)
Additional Tags: Enemies to Friends, Friendship, Platonic Relationship, Mentions of Criminal Activities
Series: Part 33 of Curb Finds
ProwlxJazz Secret Santa Fic: Jazz and Prowl have mutually exclusive jobs. That doesn’t mean that they can’t become friends.
Tags: fan fiction: 2016, gift art/fic, oneshot, rated g, tf-g1: 15-16