Travelling across the mountains the Destrons, all in vehicle modes to conserve energy approached the edge of the forest, or what was left of it. Now a burnt out char, the odd tree stood amongst the black scorched barks. Little wildlife was left and there wasn't much foliage left at all. In fact you could through the forest pretty well, not just a distant memory where the likes Of Metalingus Glitch and Torrent had landed previous to the battle.
"Fall in Destrons!", ordered Duel "Gather as much wood stockpile as you can, anything that isn't down - destroy it!"
Gorgon transformed and set about his task. He ignored some of the larger pieces of wood, heading straight for a small tree that was still upright. Gorgon grabbed it and pulled, uprooting it with ease. He lugged it back over by Duel and dumped it on the ground before looking for more wood.
"Yeah don't go straining yourself there Gorgon!", mocke RoadRanger playfully as the others fanned out and began there work. Spoiler fired up his heat ray gun and begun his work igniting any remaining trees whilst Throttle carried the lighter ones and Longrange handled the bigger ones.
Scathe grabbed a thick trunk of a tree and tore it from the ground, dragging the huge thing behind him as a strange alien furry creature shot out. he began stomping back towards the clearing with it, running from the creature until Spoiler incinerated the small beast. Pretty soon other wildlife began to flee the forest..
Gorgon laughed while watching Scathe get spooked by a native creature. He'd gathered up a fair amount of wood and hefted it up onto his shoulder. He stomped back over to where they rest of the wood was being placed and dumped it onto the pile.
"How much wood we need and what we need it for?" Gorgon asked.
"I'm getting that baaaaaad feeling again." said Torrent shivering. "The last time we checked out thick, black, smoke was when me and bird boy almost got blasted into oblivion!" He said, a worried expression clearly visable on his face.
Gorgon ignored Scathe, either because he didn't want to argue or because he hadn't understood what had been said to him. He continued gathered more wood, dumping a double load onto the already substantial pile.
"Me Gorgon want to find puny Cybertrons and smash them!"
With Torrent and Glitch on the edge of the forest, they could just see the Destron activity ahead in the forest. What little was already leaft of the forest was being decimated even more by the Destrons and they pulled trees down and incinerated the area like they were tearing it clear, forming a big pile not too far away.
"I spot seven in total. The odds are against us!", growled Glitch "Check my visual ID's, you see any more?"
"Eh heh. Yeah... That seems to everybody..." He said nerously, rubbing the back of his helm. "Hey here's an idea. How about we go and tell everybody else about this little band of Destrons we've found... back in the safety of the ship?" He asked somewhat insistantly.
Gorgon kept ahold of the wood he was carrying and turned in the direction his allies pointed out. He deployed his chaingun over his shoulder and opened fire. He didn't have a target, instead sending a barrage of fire in the general direction of the Cybertrons.
Torrent dived to the side and took cover behind a nearby tree. He drew his own blaster and returned fire. Darting in and out quickly so he wasn't caught by Gorgons gun but didn't have a chance at a clear aimed shot either. "Oh man oh man this is bad. So close to the base and I'm guessing they don't know where it is yet." Turning to face Glitch he said "But we still need to get out of here as quickly as we can. 2 against 7 are terrible odds"
Looking around the side of his cover Torrent saw the shot and quickly dived to the side where he was pushed a little further by the strength of the blast and his light weight landing with his face in the ground. He pulled his head up and spat the dirt out then scuttled to yet another tree.
"Sent out for recon and what do I get? A bunch of Destrons trying to scrap me!" He mumbled. "Oh Primus let this work"
+++COMM+++ Hey guys! Hope you're receiving this but we're pinned by a group of Destrons and proably gonna get fried any minute now! We need backup! +++COMM+++
Torrent received static, now they were further in it was harder to get hold of their comrades, mean while a nearby blast from a chaingun took Glitch of his feet..
"What's that idiot doing?! That was close, almost too close, but both of us better make this look convincing if this is going to work!" thought Glitch to himself. "Still, better not let Torrent get too scrapped, but then should I care? I've already betrayed them all. No sense in taking the moral high-ground, I just hope these morons don't get too into it and get carried away when attacking me or this'll never succeed!"