+++IC+++ "You're perfectly right Onix. He'd never make it out of the crossfire. And unfortunately, neither would Tomboy." +++IC+++
Roadtrain looked around a little.
"Metalingus, you alright?"
Roadtrain spoke to Neuroblade.
"You say you wont show us the same honour that we have because we have Atlas captive. However, we're not hiding behind our captives. Let the femmebot go, as you said yourself, we'd be foolish to try and take you on, so you don't really need a shield. But I promise you this, anything happens to her, and not even Primus would be able to protect you from the amount of firepower we still have left."
+++IC+++ "If he lets her go, keep your weapons on him. If the worst happens, we keep my promise." +++IC+++
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Dec 20, 2010 14:19:21 GMT -5
Neuroblade made no movement, only his optics moved all about at everyone. 'As I thought. So, who shall make the first move?'
No one saw it coming, especially Roadtrian as he was the one blasted in the back with a full powered laser bolt. Behind the Renegades, Atlas held Blastmaster. 'Seems someone has come to there senses!' Atlas said referring to Blastmaster.
Neuroblade made use of the distraction. He threw a bunch of smoke grenades on to the floor, that erupted so fast that he and Tomboy disappeared from sight.
Post by Neo Calrissian on Dec 20, 2010 14:46:46 GMT -5
Everything seemed to happen at once for Incendius, almost as though he was fading in and out of conciousness. One moment, he was with Hardstrike. The next, his blade was out, pointed at Neuroblade and Tomboy. Finally, the room was filling with smoke, Atlas was up, Blastmaster was in his hand, and Roadtrain was collapsed on the floor. Trying to sweep the smoke from his eyes, he charged in what he thought was Neuroblade's direction, trying to make use of the confusion. When Neuroblade had taken Tomboy hostage, it had touched a nerve with him: for the best part of both previous missions, she's had his back, and he'd been incensed when Onix 'Prime' had suggested firing on Neuroblade. He raised his blade as he ran, ready to strike at his friend's captor...
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Dec 20, 2010 15:50:57 GMT -5
Atlas took Onix's blast in the shoulder, knocking him back but Blastmaster fired with his own power and hit Onix in his lower torso. Atlas was on the floor now and still attached to his chair.
As Incendius ran in, he felt something hit his sword. It was Neuroblade's own blade. Atlas' bodyguard pushed Incendius' blade down and brought his fist across Incendius face. Then quickly, Neuroblade pulled his blade back and slashed it across Incendius' chest before disappearing back into the smoke.
Computic choked as he laid on the floor. 'Hardstrike forget about me, get that piece of slag before he escapes with Atlas...'
Though the smoke, the small Blastmaster transformed and crept through the smoke towards Pointblank.
Post by Neo Calrissian on Dec 20, 2010 16:18:41 GMT -5
Incendius felt his blade connect with another, then a fist strike his face. He grunted and stumbled back, and Neuroblade took that moment to swipe at him, scything through D-Fib's handiwork from earlier on in the battle, cutting fuel lines and wires and scarring the half of his Autobrand that remained as it went. He tried to cry out, only to spit fuel as he went down on his knees. He feebly slashed at Neuroblade's abdomen as warning lights flashed on his HUD, and as his optics dimmed, he felt a sort of cold darkness closing in. No... Can't be the end... not finished...
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Dec 20, 2010 16:34:03 GMT -5
As Roadtrain looked for his weapon, he came across something that felt like it could of been a rifle, but he couldn't have been more wrong. There, the one he had been looking out for, Tomboy, laid on the floor, leaking fuel, not moving and her optics dark.
As Onix fired, Pointblank fell over as a shot hit his leg. Blastmaster deactivated his cuffs and the two reacted as Targetmaster partners would. With Blastmaster in hand, Pointblank used him to fire at the Renegades. 'This isn't finished between us Blastmaster!'
As Hypershot looked for Neuroblade with both blaster in his hands, one of his weapons exploded as a blade tore through one of them. Neuroblade had snuck through the smoke and was right next to Hypershot. With an elbow to the Renegade's face, Neuroblade struck Hypershot quickly and as hard as he could before disappearing again into the smoke.
Atlas began to get up. Hurt, he struggled to crawl with his one free arm. He then yelled out. CODE: 19181. Neuroblade! I'm over here! I've locked the doors! No reinforcements can come to the Renegade's rescue! Finish them off!'
Onix fell to the floor, on top of his blaster. He grabbed it from underneath him and laid low as fire from the target master flew overhead. He heard Atlas in the distance and cursed him under his breath. He aimed in the direction of the current threat, Blastmaster and Pointblank, and fired with his blaster and shoulder canons.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Dec 20, 2010 17:04:17 GMT -5
It was too much for Pointblank and Blastmaster. Pointblank took two shots in his shoulders while Blastmaster exploded within the hail of projectiles form Onix. Pointblank was trying with only his legs to crawl out of the way.
As Onix saw something explode (Blastmaster) he felt two throwing star hit his arm and another hit his rifle. Then, a dark shadow in the smoke seem to pick up a body. It was Neuroblade using Pointblank as a shield.
'Onix, Hardstrike! Hypershot, anyone there?' Yelled Metalingus. He was still alive and had pulled himself up to a statue to take cover behind.
Roadtrain froze when he realised he'd found Tomboy. He remained in place, staring at her, remembering the promise he made to himself about looking out for her, and now he'd failed. The shock turn to sorrow, which in turn turned into rage.
Roadtrain staggered to his feet. He activated his infra-red so he could see through the smoke. He spotted Neuroblade hiding behind Pointblank. Roadtrain's optics burned at the sight of Neuroblade. He let out a low growl and charged at Neuroblade.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Dec 20, 2010 17:36:18 GMT -5
As Pointblank was being held by Neuroblade, 'Fool what are you doing?'
'You are incapable in protecting the master. But I shall put you to good use.'
'Dammit don't you know what Atlas did? He told the Renegades about the Union!'
As Pointblank said this, Neuroblade was taken by surprise by the comment. But as the charging form of Roadtrain came into view, he left Pointblank on his feet and dodged the charge as Roadtrain came crashing into Pointblank.
Using the smoke again, Neuroblade moved into attack Hardstrike from behind. He grabbed Hardstrike's back and pulled him to set him up for a kill, but Neuroblade didn't see that Computic, though damaged was still armed.
Neuroblade took a blast to the lower torso. For his trouble Computic was given Neuroblade's blade into his leg. Hardstrike shoved his own blaster into Neuroblade's chest and fired. Neuroblade lost his sword, but was not weaponless as his arm saws activated and cut through Hardstrike's weapon.
Neuroblade pushed Hardstrike away and when for the cover of the smoke once again.
Computic could be heard screaming in pain as his leg was pinned to the floor. There was knocking at the door, Deadbolt and Driveby had returned and were trying to get in.
Atlas was still trying to crawl away, when he noticed that he was close to the Renegade known as Hypershot. 'Hello gambler, still hyper enough to place a bet on who will survive?' Said Atlas as he seemed to be delirious with pain.
Post by Neo Calrissian on Dec 20, 2010 17:37:56 GMT -5
Incendius staggered to his feet, vision hazy, warning tones ringing in his ears. He felt like his insides were going to explode, the pain coursed through every part of his body. Looking down at his chest and seeing the reckage, he groaned, then found himself laughing. "Hehe... D-Fib's gonna be maaad..." He picked his sword up from off the floor, and turned slowly, trying to pick up any movement from Neuroblade. Possessed by a sudden rage, he gritted his teeth and, spitting oil, he shouted through the smoke. "COME ON!" He stumbled back as Roadtrain sprinted past him, and turned to see the faint outline of what he thought to be Neuroblade. Stumbling after his commander, he raised his sword for a second run, alongside Roadtrain. Wondering what could've sent his friend into such a fury, he decided to put such thoughts aside, and brought his sword down hard at the shape in the smoke... Only to slam it into Pointblank, still mid ram as Roadtrain took him down. Wrenching his hand back, he was unable to pull it free in time, and it clattered to the floor along with Pointblank. Now weaponless, he spotted Computic, screaming in pain. He dropped to his knees, inspecting the blade in his leg. He spoke to Computic in a measured tone, though he was finding it harder and harder to breath. "Don't struggle. Try to relax. I'm... uuggh... going to pull it out. Take a deep... nnngh!... breath and clench your teeth. Sometimes it helps." He took hold, and... pulled.