Speed Trap, although still sparking slightly, was mostly functional again.
"Thanks." he said to Ratchet, then armed his blaster. "Now let's see what we can do." he said, generally, not as an order.
--------------------- In the Air
~SLAGGIT.... THERE IS NO SLAGGIN PROTOCOL FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!~ thought Air Raid.
+COM to Tanda, Blitzkat, Concussion, and any other Aerial Autobot+
"To al aerial Autobots, if you can get back in the air, procede Northwest, there is a military airfield in what is called Tampa Bay... Land there and do nothing... I will handle the situation... I repeat head Northwest..."
He had just passed the 'bingo' mark. He was damaged, low on munitions, and even lower on fuel... and there was minimal chance of survival, if he stayed...
The addition of Sunstorm and the giant... Titanic bot, really threw everything off.
Ravage jumped of Tanda and backed-off a little due to the high consumption of flames. The flames themselves didn't worry ravage, but with all the fuel lying around they could all be blown apart to their very spark.
As Laserbeak and Buzzaw continued their attack on Blitzkat from the air, unphased by the flames below, Ravage Transformed to his metallic panther mode and targeted his missiles at the remaining fuel drogue looking for a target lock.. As the drogue centered in in a view-screen in his red optics the targeting system locked on in red before turning white for confirmation. Ravage set his sights up and prepared to fire..
As he did Soundwave arrived on the scene immediately on the scene, Transforming as he arrived, fresh and ready for round two..
The first few shots missed Optimus as he managed to evade Starscream's blasts and charged the Autobot, drawing his thermo energo-sword out and clanging it out against the Decepticon's blaster. As Starscream tried to fight back, Prime pushed his hand under the seekers chin, trying to push him down, stop him.
"Give it up Starscream!..."
Starscream however, dropped his Vulcan cannon and grabbed at Optimus' elbow joint, with his extra power thanks to the All Spark he began crushing the middle joints, weakening Prime's energo-sowrd arm as it began to lower and the seeker started to gain control..
"NEVER!!!", screeched the seeker.
Rumble Prime had already taken a heavy blast from Shockwave and was now trying to fight off two Insecticons as they tried to over power him..
"Hold him still kickback!", ordered Bombshell, "Let me get a cerebro-shell inside him! Then you can tell us your deepest, darkest Autobot secrets and military operations!!"
I don't think so creeps!!! He said as he kicked one of the bots off of him,and punched the other.
As he got up he lunged at Kickback hoping he could knock him offline.
As the huge ancient ship-shaped transformer, RMS Titanic reached the battlefield it lay down the wreck of the Autobot ship, and catching the attention of Sunstorm.
[glow=orange,2,300]"Looks like a friend of Shipwreck's!"[/glow], mused the seeker as he identified the smaller one below, [glow=orange,2,300]"Well not for much longer!"[/glow]
Immediately the seeker started blasting at the ship as it swiped with long arms through thin air at the seeker. [glow=orange,2,300]"What's the matter? Am I too fast for your rusty motors?"[/glow] The bot did not reply though and kept swinging with less than any finesse what so ever. [glow=orange,2,300]"Hmmm, nothing to say eh? Got cosmic rust for brains?"[/glow]
Nothing the seeker did with standard blasts though phased the bigger bot who bent forward slightly revealing a massive funnel on his back, and with a quick action gave a deafening horn blow which blasted Sunstorm across the air. Slamming on his air brakes the seeker stopped him self a long distance away and flew back
[glow=orange,2,300]"Your scrap metal stranger!"[/glow], screeched the Decepticon and began arching his arm drawing up all his power and the power of the sun near by...
The Insecticon ducked the much bigger bot, and with Bomshell's help, grabbed the legs of Rumble Prime and tried to force him down. Shockwave, completely uninterested in helping Starscream after his traitorous intentions, leveled his plasma cannon arm to Rumble Prime.
"Hold him still!", ordered the commander, "Don't struggle Rumble Prime! You'll die much quicker if you don't struggle!"
Hoist dropped himself onto the top hull of the Autobot shuttle and slid a little before crawling back along to the access port. Without even waiting for the lift he dropped himself in and landed with a heavy clang. From his position lying on the ground he saw Bryan now on the deck looking very small.
"Speedway, get to the cockpit and disable that tractor beam! Get us away from here, somewhere safe and as far away from the battle as possible. I'll be right there!"
Without a word, the other Autobot rushed down to the front of the shuttle and took a seat, frantically tapping buttons and disabling the tractor beam. Slowly Hoist could feel them drifting away from the ship and slowly starting to move as he dusted himself off
"You better find somewhere secure to hide and hang on to what ever you can, it's gonna get bumpy|!", said the bot to Bryan and went to turn and join Speedway up front..
"You got it Hoist" Bryan said before Hoist headed for the cockpit. Bryan looked around a second "Wait to what everything in here is huge." Bryan said looking at some the weapons lockers now. "Great now i know how Jack in Jack and the Beanstock felt when he was in the Giant's Castle." Bryan said to himself as he found a spot with some straps and held onto them good and tight.
"Um Hoist you have got to see this" Speedway said as he managed the flight controls ok it was what was going on outside the shuttle that had him almost scared out of his spark. He manuvered the shuttle away from the cons ship but saw the Titanic swiping at Sunstorm. The name on one of the plates of the Gigantic bot was RMS Titanic.
As the Autobots and Decepticons fought it out on the Decepticon Warship, Jhiaxus, Sunstorm hovered before the RMS Titanic-bot, now encompassed in a glowing golden yellow ball of energy and struck at the huge giganticness bot. Striking him clear in the chest, the bot staggered, even with all it's power and size, Sunstorm was a hard match and too powerful to fight. The bot staggered back - almost falling, casting a huge shadow on those that fought below..
Far off Dirge had arrived for the other seekers looking worse for where after fighting and destroying Omen., "So what about my plan?", asked Dirge.
"We've only got an engine each!
"Then I say it is survival of the fittest! We take Skywarp first. Sorry Thundercracker, that's just the way it goes! We'll be back!", explained Dirge rather obnoxiously.
Before Thundercracker could get a word in Ramjet and Dirge, both with only one engine each grabbed an arm of Skywarp and flew low across the ground, escorting him to safety.
"WAAAAIIIITTTT!!", cried Thundercracker as he shouted after them, but his pleas fell on silent audio sensors...
Laserbeak and Buzzaw both let out a squark as they stopped firing on Blitzkat and began retreating as fast they could, taking off high into the sky above...
Soundwave turned and began stomping away in robot mode, as he did he turned his head, "RAVAGE!!" The Decepticon switched off the targeting system on his missiles and fled after his master, transforming into his vehicle mode and burning rubber and throwing dust in the air as he careered of in the opposite direction across the Tarmac and away from the battle..
Post by Thunderclap on Jun 7, 2009 18:12:44 GMT -5
Shipwreck watched with narrowed optics, his mind reeling of what to do. He stood there, arm smoking from where several torpedoes had launched from. He frowned, and hesitated before taking a step back from this 'Titanic'. It had put down the Autobot ship, did that mean it was friendly? It might as well be seeing how's it's swatting at Sunstorm just as Shipwreck had done to the other seekers earlier on. Shipwreck knew what that was like. They were JUST like pesty flies.
Hoist's communication reached his audiosensors and just bleeped his voice. Shipwreck was only half hearing it, never tearing his gaze away from The Titanic. For a few moments Shipwreck felt as if he wasn't the only one this size. He hadn't really ever seen anyone this big, and he didn't quite feel so lonley anymore. Then again he didn't really feel lonely at all before, but just seeing someone his size, probably taller, no most likely taller, made him feel a smal twinge. He grunted. 'What's the matter with you?' He hissed to himself. This was all nonscence. Had he not listened to Hoist's message? He was odered to stand clear! Keep away!
Shipwreck grunted again. He sighed, took a deep breath and made up his mind. Regaining his balence from the horn blast, he steadied himself, and took a few steps forward, raising his arm to shoulder height. Aiming carefully, hopefully THIS'LL give 'The Titanic' enough of a distraction to knock Sunstorm away.
Aiming carefully, he judged the situation. Sunstorm was directly in front of him, a ways away, yet in front. This 'Titanic' fellow wasn't to far away. He needed a clear shot, and when he saw Sunstorm 'drawing the power' that was his chance. Praying this worked, he fired a missle towards the Decepticon, hoping to make a distraction, or even better, inflick some kind of damage.
Bomblast had transformed his Transtector back into it's tank mode and he had reverted back to his small robot mode. He was sitting inside his Transtector and rapidly making repairs as best he could. He'd hidden his Transtector inside a slightly trashed building, hoping that none of the nearby Autobots would detect him while he made his repairs. A panel beeped and a view screen was showing a cross section of his Transtector's helicoptor mode. He'd managed to get his flight systems back online, but the Sidewinders were still offline. It would have to do for now.
Bomblast made a quick scan of the area, most of the Seekers appeared to have bugged out. Only Thundercracker and one other remained. Bomblast cursed when he saw it was Sunstorm. Great, the only 'Con who made Bomblast look sane. He also wondered why the other Seekers had left Thundercracker.
Bomblast fired up his Transtector and moved from his hiding place/makeshift repair bay. When he had enough clear space he transformed his Transtector into it's Helicopter mode and made a bee-line for Thundercracker. Bomblast reached the co-ordinates and found Thundercracker in a bad way.
+++Private COMM to Thundercracker+++ "Here, grab thisthisthis. You look like you could use a liftliftlift." +++Private COMM+++
As Bomblast sent the message to Thundercracker, he lowered a winch. From his studies, he's seen vehicles of similar size and weight being carried from the helicoptor he'd taken as his disguise. He was 80% certain that he's be able to get Thundercracker to a safer position, albeit with reduced speed.
"You got it Hoist" Speedway said as he steered the shuttle away from the battle he set the throttle for maximum energon burn so he could get the shuttle away and fast. "Please tell me that we will be comeing back for our leader Hoist?." Speedway asked pressing a button for sheilds to be active incase of stray fire.
Hoist never answered, trying to evade the question, "I'm picking up a couple of signals from our boys down there, matches Autobot ID's. Let's check it out."
Soon the shuttle Praxis landed near Ratchet and Speed Trap, the back cargo bay door opened and Speedway appeared around the corner, "Get in! We're getting out of here!"
The two bots wasted no time and followed Speedway into the shuttle. "But what about Prime?! We can't just leave him and Rumble Prime up there", reasoned the medic.
"Look, I'm sure they've got a plan", Hoist tried to employ to the others, "But right now we've got a ship full of our comrades, most of whom may already be dead. We need to get to the shuttle and get them out of there, especially with that giant stomping around! And there's no word from Blitzkat or Tanda yet!"
"Alright, as a medic i can't fault your logic..", concluded Ratchet, "C'mon Speed Trap."
The other two Autobots joined Hoist, Speedway and Bryan, ready to depart for the wrecked Autobot ship, where inside the survivors were slowly getting they're bearings.
"We've stopped!", noted Sam enthusiastically as he got up from under Bumblebee.
"Sir, I should check it out", requested Bumblebee to Prowl.
"Okay go, I'll help the others"
Bumblebee Transformed and drove towards the cargo bay, during some points he had to transform to get through certain sections and push past, transforming back and forth. Eventually he reached the cargo bay doors and pulled one too slightly, just enough to stick his head round, which was all he could manage with the ship having no power. Sticking his head round he saw the huge-Titanic bot. Carefully he popped open a panel in his arm and used his personal comm.
+++ Autobot Comms +++
Well good news and bad, we're on steady land but there's a giant ship sized robot in front of us and he's going ten rounds with Sunstorm!
+++ Autobot Comms +++
"Alright everyone let's move it out! Let's go!" ordered Prowl who was pretty sure everyone had the communication. The others, rushed by him, with Sam flanking behing, trying not to get squashed as they headed for the cargo bay doors.
Aboard the wrecked Autobot ship Prowl and the other Autobots jointly pulled the cargo bay doors to each side, as they did the shuttle Praxis arrived and turned one 180 degrees so the cargo bay doors faced the shuttle. Slowly the doors lifted.
"Samuel, you first", ordered Prowl. Sam didn't waste any time and ran to the shuttle with all his might, followed one by one by the Autobots.. As the door closed they began to take off when a explosion bellowed in the sky...
+++ Private Comms +++
Bryan to Colonel Lansing, I'm hear with Speedway! They did it, we're free!
+++ Private Comms +++
Bryan's jubilation was short-lives as the missile Shipwreck had sent impacted on Sunstorm's glowing energy orb around him, although it managed to absorb the impact of the missile - the blinding flash brought the giant Titanic-bot to it's knees. Just upon the moment of impact Sunstorm had began casting another bolt of energy, despite absorbing the energy of the missile the impact of the energy back-fired causing him to spin ion the air, his bolt of energy hitting the Decepticon warship..
The energy field hit the ship directly blowing through the bow of the long ship, buckeling the hull as plates or armor where thrown up into the air and smaller explosions from the ship's system failed and ignited. With a big bang the ship rolled as it began pushing foward as speed, the force of the explosion ripping it's way up the ship...
Shockwave had no choice and blew a massive hole in the side of the bridge and jumped out followed by the Insecticons.. Bot as the two Primes went to make their exit Starscream made sure he had Optimus's foot
"GO RUMBLE PRIME! SAVE YOURSELF!"
"How noble Optimus Prime! But I won't be denied my victory!", screeched the seeker as he lay on the deck and grabbed the Autobot's leader's leg even more tightly with his incredible strength and power.
Rumble Prime approached the hole in the side of the ship, but stopped after only a foot step, "Never! The Autobots need their leader, the leader who deserved his position, who endures..."
Before he could finish Starscream scrambled for his vulcan blaster and blaster the sub-commander, the force of the shot sending him through side of the ship through the whole.
"Rumble NOOOOO!", yelled Prime.
As the Autobot shuttle below was in mid air they saw Rumble Prime's lifeless body free-fall through the sky..
"PRRIIIIMEEE!, yelled Speedway.
"Hoist floor it!", yelped Ratchet, we can still get him with the Tractor beam!", The maintenance bot slammed on the thusters, descending high into the sky just over the fallen commander as Speedway hit the tractor beam flying way just in time safely with Prime into as..
the flames licked the bridge of the Decepticon warship and Starscream and Prime were on top of each other dueling for supremacy, "Tonight it ends here Prime!", growled the seeker.
"For once Starscream, you're so right!", and pushed his hand underneath Starscream's chin and around his neck, but the Decepticon began laughing maniacally. The flames licked around them and began to consume the bridge
"HAHAHAHAHHA, Tonight you do But tonight I get rebor-
The maniacal happy face of the Decepticon seeker went stony cold and transmorphed into a pained of expression as oil ran from his neck down Prime's Energo Sword - lodged firmly through the seeker's neck and out the base of the back....
Optimus rolled the Decepticon of him and from all fours sprinted up towards the hole in the ship of the ship as the bridge exploded, flames licking Prime's armour. Stopping at the hole he looked round at the body of Starscream as oil leaked all over the deck and flames began consuming his body - before turning ang jumping the from the fallen Decepticon warship.
Titanic, oblivious to the happenings slowly rose, just as Sunstorm got his bearings looking on in horror as a hulking inferno of ship hull hurtled towards him, the distraction just enough for Titanic to grab Sunstorm, the powerful energy of the seeker now covering him as it ran over his body and Sunstorm embraced the psychics of fuel, fire and zero gravity!
With one last effort Titanic hurtled the seeker at the ship, but this time, air brakes weren't enough as the seeker disappeared into the flaming wreck As it came towards Titanic the giant bot used both his massive arms to deflect the ship to the site out of safety, but even the force of a flaming spaceship wasn't enough to keep Titanic from falling..
With a great band the ship flamed through the air, slicing buildings and killing many more as it headed towards a hotel and crashed through it's center where it lay sending hundreds of humans running and screaming..
In the mist of the chaos Titanic fell, but noone was around to tell Ship Wreck to "Look out" or even "move" as the giant bot fell on top of the smaller Autobot..
Noone was there to witness Prime free-fall from the sky and land with a great crash though an inter-section fly-over in the middle of the highway, sending cars careering and thousands of tonnes of concrete crashing around the body of the Autobot leader....
A cold wind picked up through the air as part of Florida descended into silence and into the biggest human catastrophe known in it's history...
EPISODE II: BAD OMENS To be continued in Episode III: A Private Little War...
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Jazz: It did? I mean, of course it did!!
Sept 12, 2021 8:13:29 GMT -5
Hoist: Jazz, it worked!! Bomblast was last online here 5 hours ago!
Sept 12, 2021 1:16:54 GMT -5
Hoist: Hmm, I'm guessing nothing to do with Beast Wars or Armada, so either a sequel based in or around the first renegade rp trilogy or War For Cybertron? I'm guessing War For Cybertron!
Aug 25, 2021 11:58:46 GMT -5