"With respect sir", Metalingus replied to Grunt - now using the proper respect as he seemed to be taking command. "I agree with Dinoboss, we should all at least camp out at the forest whilst Reper investigates, it makes sense."
Metalingus moved in closer uneasy about what he had to say, "And with all due respect, I do believe Dinoboss as head of security does have command here in Convoy's abscence..." It was a low feeling in the bottom of his innards, but a point that had to be made however much he disliked it. Metalingus lowered his head slightly, he didn't believe in pulling rank and felt lower than low having to mention it.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Jan 10, 2010 12:52:31 GMT -5
Metalingus was making Grunt's headache worse. He wanted to explode on the younger robot, but he knew that he'd be no better then Dinoboss if he did. He knew that out on the field that rank sometimes didn't mean anything, as everyone had to be one as team. Dinoboss' attitude wasn't helping, breaking up the team and bring Grunt's mood and patiences down.
Grunt transformed. He then pressed a function on his arm to play a recording of what Convoy said to him.
"Go, my place is with the ship", soothed the commander, "I'll try and land her best I can in one piece... No arguments! Get moving! And Grunt, look after them! Hopefully we'll all meet up again planet-side!"
'Experience is what keeps you alive out here. Thats what I got over all of you. But you all aren't idiots, I know how I break ball bearings when were on base, but all that gotta cease while were out here. I agree. We should move, but that stunt Dinoboss pulled with jumping out and exposing himself, can't have that. Especially if thats a trap over there waiting for us. Now, if you three and Reaper say we should make a move, all right. Then lets do it. But remember, rank don't amount to much out here.'
Grunt then reverted back to his animal mode. 'And don't call me sir. I work for a living. And you don't serve under me, we serve together.'
Reaper flared his wings and caught another thermal updraught. He remained gliding there and got Grunt on the COMM.
+++COMM to Grunt+++ "Still want me to check out the smoke? You've just said breaking up the group is a bad idea. If that's the case, it might be an idea to send someone along with me. From here, that smoke it looking pretty thick, my vision might be limited from the sky. Some eyes on the ground could be of use. Torrent would be an ideal choice, I've checked out his files." +++COMM+++
Reaper remained gliding in place until Torrent caught up with him.
+++COMM to Torrent+++ "Everything looks clear at the moment. When we get near the smoke, visability is going to drop. I've got a nasty feeling that I'll need to land and transform in order to see anything." +++COMM+++
Reaper glided along towards the smoke. He wasn't flying as fast as he could, if he did, Torrent would have difficulty keeping up with him. He was pleased that he didn't have to fly as fast as if he was on his own. It allowed him to admire the scenery. While it wasn't as spectacular as Cybertron, it was still pretty impressive.
+++COMM to Torrent+++ "If we get back to the rest of the group and Grunt and Dinoboss are duking it out, you owe me a drink when we get back to Cybertron" +++COMM+++
Reaper chuckled. From what had gone on recently, he reckoned he'd be getting a free drink.
Torrent couldn't relax while running through the forest. He had to constantly weave his way through the plants and other obsticals.
+++COMM to Reaper+++ Sure whatever! But if they're not you're the one who's going to be paying! +++COMM+++
Looking up through the cracks in the trees towards the plume of smoke, Torrent was starting to get nervous. Surely the amount of smoke from a crash would've gotten less over the amount of time the team was trying to get together. Still, it was worth checking out if Convoy was there.
Last Edit: Jan 10, 2010 18:01:51 GMT -5 by Highram
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Jan 10, 2010 23:07:17 GMT -5
'Its been less then 5 astro-minutes since I sent Reaper out. Situation changed. You sure you don't want to get some more beauty sleep there gorgeous?' Grunt felt something happen in his alternative mode that he could never do before; smile.
"I'm too busy making sure you don't get us slagged. It is going to take even longer for them to get there and back if torrent is with Reaper. Reaper has the ability to bypass any natural road block, Torrent a little less. This is going to afford us even more time we frankly don't have. Send in the scouts and survey the area but don't just sit here and wait. Let's at least get moving towards the wreck. The scouts have a head start, if we move now we can meet them half way when they make their way back."