Roadtrain had a point. The smoke may have blinded her but it seemed irony that it also blinded Blip in their small area, making Speedwind think quickly as she shifted away from where the kick had come from. This time she focused on her hearing more so then her optics, feeling briefly a tap that quickly made her turn and listen even more, hearing the faint scuffle of Blip's movements from time to time causing her to take two long strides back to try and make herself invisible among the smoke as she activated her Sling Shock upon her left shoulder and aiming carefully of where she heard the scuffling. "Right about there..." She muttered to quietly to hear before firing an electrified bola towards what she hoped was Blip's direction, but still being on high alert just in case.
Blip was beginning to get frustrated. Speedwind was good, she wasn't leaving any easy openings. He silently cursed himself for using the smoke bomb. As the smoke started to fade, he could see Speedwind. His chameleon circuit flickered and failed as it ran out of power. He was about to make his attack when an electrified bola came whirling through the smoke. With the smoke impairing his vision, he had no time to react. The bola hit him square in the chest and wrapped around him, binding his arms to his body. Blip fell to the floor and cried out as electricity coursed through his body. He hit the deck, twitching slightly as the bola continued to shock him.
"Enough." Roadtrain called out. "It's probably safer for all if we end it here."
He walked over to them and fanned away some of the smoke until he found Blip, who was still twitching on the floor. Roadtrain got a couple of shocks as he disentangled Blip from the bola. He turned to Speedwind.
"It's a good thing you hit Blip. That bola could have hit someone else." He said sternly, but he relaxed. "All in all, I'm very impressed."
Blip carefully staggered to his feet. His armour had some scorch marks on it and it still crackled with energy.
"Ow." He said as he limped over to Roadtrain and Speedwind. "That was a hell of a shot. I was cloaked and hidden by smoke. But I reiterate, ow."
The moment Blip cried out Speedwind quickly deactivated her weapon, hurrying over to the smaller mech to see if he was alright. But she was beginning to wonder if her chosen attack had been stepping over the line this time around, making her glance down for a long moment feeling a bit bad for not thinking the entire thing through. "My apologies sir, and to you as well Blip. I'll take better care with my choice of attack in the future." She assured them nervously, those feelings quickly returning the moment she began to loose that sharp focus in the heat of battle.
Glancing back up at the two mechs she still had some concern, "But will you be alright Blip? I know the bolas can pack quite a punch." She inquired, her voice showing her concern even when they could not see her expression.
Blip twitched a little, still feeling the effects of being electrocuted. He waved off Speedwind.
"I'm fine. I've had worse. Just took me by surprise is all. Ha, not often I say that!" He chuckled.
He let out a yelp as a spark arced between him and Speedwind.
"Even so, get yourself down to med-bay." Roadtrain added.
Blip crossed his fingers. "Please let D-Fib be on duty."
Roadtrain turned to Speedwind.
"You certainly show a lot of promise. I wouldn't be disappointed if you were assigned to my team. Don't worry about using your weapon today, we've all made mistakes. My first mission with the Renegades, I gave an order that resulted in the destruction of a building, with me on it. I was lucky to make it out of there with only a few injuries, but our target didn't." He said. "It's perfectly alright to make mistakes, so long as you learn from them."
"Got lucky I guess..." Speedwind began but jumped with a surprise gasp from the sudden arch of electricity that went between them, rubbing her arm a bit, "Okay definitely remind me to avoid those." She said, never having been on the end of an electrified bola herself but seeing the pain Blip had been in and the brief spark between their frames she wasn't so keen to be on the other end of one of those weapons.
Turning her attention towards Roadtrain as he spoke, she couldn't help rubbing the back of her neck in embarrassment, knowing a lot of it she thought had been mostly luck on her part. "Just going with what I felt was right is all I guess, sir." She explained to him but listened intently as he spoke of his first mission, quite surprised to hear he survived such a thing. If the blast had been enough to kill the target they were after and completely destroy a building she couldn't imagine just how incredibly lucky the field commander was to even be standing there today. "Trust me I will. Mistakes will happen I guess, and only way to grow is to learn."