After seeing the transformation Torrent was convinced that it was some of the missing crew and crawled out from his hiding place, walking over to where Glitch was. As he got closer he noticed the crater where the other two had landed. "Hey Glitch. You guys have a safe trip?" he asked as he transformed, still walking towards him.
A pair of strange looking wolves appeared from behind some bushes and began chasing each other over the empty plains. Glitch grabbed his arm up at the shoulder, slightly spooked that Torrent had just appeared out from the forest..
"No, I did not..", growled the bot speaking lowly, "No need to ask were you came from and how you got here then", rasped the bot before looking up to Metalingus, "Well? See anything? Have you even found me a new mode yet?!", he asked moodily, starting to get a crik in his neck joints already.
"No I can't see anything in the area, as for a new for. What bout those two wolf type creatures near you" he replied as he continued looking around the area hoping to get a fix on there location or see any of their other comrades
Glitch growled, "Grrr, I suppose it will have to do!", replied the Cybertron, "Stay put with Metalingus Torrent"
In an instant, Glitch had turned and began running towards the creatures with his tracking sensors - the unbearable pain of the Energon surges would getting too much even for him. It was either this or stasis lock, and the thought of being hauled roughly over this wilderness did not appeal. As Gllitch approached the creatures they yelped and began to run away from him, "Gah, hold sill insolent creatures! I'll never scan them at this rate!", he muttered to himself.
Finding it more and more difficult to run with the increasing pain, Glitch scanned the creatures, his DNA sequencers image mapped the creatures and visualized a 3D map of one of the creatures body and showed a way it could be used in bot mode with his current configuration. Transforming he became a two-headed wolf and startled the creatures he was following who suddenly turned and stopped to face their adversary, wondering where the giant robotic figure had gone. The two creatures hunched up and growled at Glitch, who bared both sets of teeth causing the native creatures to turn and run in terror...
Glitch ran back to Metalingus and Torrent, but stayed in his beast mode once he had arrived. On what might seem funny to an outsider - a two-headed wolf that talked, Glitch piped up: "Maybe we should try our comm links again, we don't know if our leader is alive or dead! Not that it matters.." growled the bot lowly...
"Although I can't see any signs of life", continued Metalingus, "I can see a huge landmark in the distance. Maybe we should head towards that? If anywhere was a good meeting point it'd be there!"
"Grrr, anything would be better than standing around here idolally specualting!", growled Glitch, still in his beast mode.
"That settles it then!", answered Metaligus and jumped down transforming into his freaky hybrid of a monkey and jungle cat. "Follow me!", cried the bot and sprinted off in the direction of the monument.
"Maybe you should climb on my back?", requested Glitch to his fellow Cybertronian Torrent, "You may have trouble keeping up with our beast modes.."
Reaper was begining to get bored. The flight was taking longer than he had though. Sure he could fly on ahead, but then that would mean leaving Torrent behind. Reaper looked around for something, then he saw it.
+++COMM to Torrent+++ "Turn east, now. There's a small clearing over there. I'll pick you from there. We'll be able to travel much quicker that way." +++COMM+++
Reaper banked to his right, changing direction and heading east to the small clearing he spotted.
Reaper circled the clearing as he waited for Torrent. He saw Torrent appear in the long grass on the western border of the clearing. Reaper decided this would be a perfect opportunity to test out his new body. He pulled his wings back and began to dive down towards Torrent. Reaper was impressed by how quickly he was able to dive. When he got close to Torrent, Reaper flared his wings and brought his talons forward, picking Torrent up off the floor.
Reaper flapped his wings and flew off, holding Torrent in his talons, tight enough that he wouldn't fall, but not so tight that he would cause any damage to Torrent.
"Sorry about that. Needed to pick you up as quick as possible."
Reaper flew towards the smoke as fast as he could. He still wasn't as fast as if he was alone, but he was now moving faster than if Torrent was still on the ground.