Jetfire was right, he didn't trust him. He may have well helped bring Trypticon down, but it was his association through Starscream that cast that big doubt. The Decepticon seeker could not be trusted, and just how far did that loyalty or alliance run with Starscream? In a past conversation Jetfire had told him that whilst Megatron was running around experimenting with Dark Energon, he had tried everything to stop Starscream. Indelible only had his word for it though. How far did that association with Starscream run?
"I'm just worried about your past involvment with Starscream", admitted Indelible, "Just how much would he be able to make you do something you don't want to do or talk you into something - 'For the good of Cybertron'. Or his version of what's good." continued the bot matter-of frankly.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Sept 20, 2011 9:21:08 GMT -5
Seeing that words would never prove his true intentions, Jetfire decided to end the conversation with Indelible. "I trust Starscream to always put himself first. Now, lets not keep the Raiders waiting any longer."
Powerplay looked down at Quickshot. "Thanks little bot. Coming from you that means a lot. Ok here they come, optics and audio receptors open."
Indelible and Jetfire now joined the Raiders. After a quick moment to check that no one else was around, Jetfire began. "As many of you know, I used to serve with Starscream. Before he joined Megatron, Starscream and I were comrades. He chose a foolish path to seek out the things he desires, a path I would never take at the cost of my honour and my spark. However, I will admit, I miss my friend. Now, Starscream has contacted me and has expressed his wanting to leave the Decepticons and defect to the Autobots."
"Holy turbine turbulence! You can't be serious?" Yelled Maverick.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Sept 20, 2011 13:00:50 GMT -5
"I'm asking you because no one else will do it. Your as bold as the Dinobots and as tough as the Wreckers which you have already proven." Jetfire then lower his tone. "And your crazy enough to. The fact is, if this doesn't work out and things go wrong, your the only ones out of who I think I can trust to work it out."
Maverick then took his turn. "Oh I get it, instead of wasting someone's else tin plated bumper, you'll risk ours!"
"No. Its more along the lines that if things go wrong, I can trust you to keep your mouth shut. Right?"
"So thats your game! You don't tell on us and we won't tell on you!" Shouted Maverick.
"Actually," Began Jetfire. "I was going to ask your team for help whether or not you got into that fight with the Wreckers. Now it seems that we have to trust each other. But rest assured, no matter the out come, I will not reveal any information about the encounter with the Wreckers."
Before Maverick said anything, Powerplay spoke up. "Hey stuff it Maverick. I say we help Jetfire. If and when we go and pick up Starscream, we don't hand him over to the Autobots until they give us Max Convoy! Optimus Prime will take Starscream over Max anyday, what with all the information Starscream knows about Megatron and what he's up to."
Post by Onix Solo on Sept 20, 2011 13:56:28 GMT -5
Quickshot shot a glance at Maverick, clearly annoyed by the flyer.
"I agree with you. The Wreckers or Dinobots would scrap Starscream at the chance. Starscream is a powerful asset as an ally or a prisoner. Which of those will be up to him and how he handles the situation. Me and my team will bring him back one way or another."
Quickshot looked around to his team
"But, there is one condition you have to agree to. We are taking all the risk here. If something goes wrong, if Starscream causes trouble, or if someone sees this going down and reports us as fraternizing with the enemy, you go straight to Optimus and tell him that it was you that sent us, that gave us the order's to make contact with Starscream."
He looked back to the Raiders
"I wouldn't count on this give us any higher standing with Optimus, but at least it gives us soemthing."
Post by Onix Solo on Sept 21, 2011 12:40:03 GMT -5
Quickshot looked over to Retroblazer for his input. Quickshot and him were equal ranks, and Quickshot didn't quite feel right making this decision on his own. He wished Max were here right now and wondered what he would do in this situation. He also wondered if he should be seeking out his approval for this mission in the first place.
Post by Indelible on Sept 21, 2011 20:48:16 GMT -5
"Looks like it's unanimous then", remarked Indelible, "So, where do we start? A neutral meeting location? Perhaps a full weapons check, we should go in armed and show we mean business, he can't be trusted! He may pull anything on us..."
Post by Onix Solo on Sept 21, 2011 21:20:22 GMT -5
Quickshot looked at Jetfire and Indelible
"We? Forgive me, but we've not exactly had our luck with, nor enjoyed, tag alongs. If you come, you keep out of the way the best you can."
Quickshot put his hand on the back of his head again
"We need a location with good visibility from above, but private enough not to be witnessed. Me and Retroblazer will be present to make contact with Starscream. Torque will be set up over looking everything, and my flyers will be with him, ready and waiting to take to the sky if Starscream tries to slip away. Paraphus and Powerplay will keep lookout."
Quickshot put his hands on his waist and nodded
"We extract Starscream by air if he cooperates. My fliers, plus you two can escort him to HQ. If it goes down differently, we take him in stasis cuffs or we take him as a corpse."
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Post by Jazzman Crothers on Sept 21, 2011 21:47:59 GMT -5
"I'll play by your rules as much as possible however," Jetfire began to sound a little nervous, "Starscream told me to come alone. If you are present, I will have to be there. If your aggressive in any way it may spook him."
"Maybe he's right Quickshot. If Starscream see a high trained Autobot commando unit there, he's going to have cold engines." Rarely did Powerplay suggest things provide an alternative to combat, but he sometimes realized that their was more then one way to skin the steel skin off a cyber-cat.
Post by Onix Solo on Sept 21, 2011 22:34:02 GMT -5
Quickshot's hand went to the back of his head again
"All right, so you will make contact with him, but I will be there with you. I'm the smallest, and least threatening. Retro and Powerplay will be ready to pounce at a moment's notice. I don't trust Starscream enough alone with you, Jetfire. Like he is an asset to us, you are an asset to the Decepticons. There is a good chance this is a set up"
Quickshot rubbed the back of his head then removed his hand from behind his head again
"So,me and Jetfire make contact. We let Starscream know I'm here to help. If he comes with us he is going to need escort safely. This is a war after all."