Swift silently swore when he heard Max Convoy's order to disengage. He went into a nose dive, hoping to lose the Seekers that were tailing him. He flew towards the other Raiders and transformed. He activated his hover ability and glided towards the rest of the group, setting down near Paraphus.
"Hey buddy, how's it going?"
Torque transformed and deployed his sniper rifle, taking aim at the Seekers around Swift and Valkyrie, covering his two airbourne allies as they came in.
Post by Neo Calrissian on May 11, 2011 16:04:04 GMT -5
Retroblazer followed Max Convoy to cover, looking behind to make sure they weren't followed. Covering his head as the blast went off, he was showered with a light dusting of shrapnel which barely even scratched his armor. When the ringing in his ears finally died down, he turned to Max to make sure he wasn't harmed. "Are you hurt, sir?"
Post by Jazzman Crothers on May 12, 2011 15:40:20 GMT -5
'Indeed, and fully functional! Not bad considering I was staring down the barrel of a Decepticon repeater.'
Max shook Retroblazer's hand and then Quickshot, congratulating his troops. 'Good work Raiders! Lets bring it in and regroup, anyone damaged?'
Just as everyone began to come together and with the last of the Decepticons finally gone, Powerplay saw something approaching from the same the direction the Ark was in. 'Commander, we got company. A ground force rolling in from the east. We expecting anybody?'
Max Convoy looked up at the approaching cyber cars. 'Stand sharp and ready at attention Raider. Top brass is coming in, Optimus Prime looks like he's paying us a visit.'
The excitement of the battle had run it's course and his various injuries were catching up with him. He couldn't wait to get himself patched up. He stood as straight as he could, leaning slightly to take the weight off his injured leg.
Torque put his sniper rifle away, out of everything that had happened that day, seeing Optimus Prime was the last thing he expected. He stood near the front of the group, not because he wanted to be noticed, but because he was one of the shortest of the Raiders.
Post by Neo Calrissian on May 13, 2011 15:43:22 GMT -5
After shaking Max's hand, Retroblazer saluted briefly, and made his way over to the main body of the group. He felt strangely tired- he had taken minimal injuries during the skirmish, but he was not a bot built for the athletics it had required. He felt a pang in his spark as he thought for a moment that Peregrine would have loved this life- friends, adventures and the satisfaction of watching a cannon explode. Retroblazer... didn't feel built for such things. Burying his sorrow, he focused on fulfilling his function: first order of business was checking on Paraphus, whom he hadn't seen since he had thrown a grenade his way. Having never really spoken to the bot before the start of the mission, he now felt awkward, as he always did, outside of battle. He ventured at talking to the fellow tankformer. "Are you... fixed?"
Paraphus had been fiddling with a piece of rubble nervously whilst looking at where the destroyed cannon was, and dropped it suddenly when Retroblazer began talking to him. He turned around and managed an awkward smile at Retroblazer. "Yes...Thanks" He looked down at the ground for a little while then looked back up again with a grin "That cannon made a big explosion. Would've liked to see what it could've done.. but safely" he quickly added.
Last Edit: May 16, 2011 10:57:17 GMT -5 by Highram
Post by Jazzman Crothers on May 17, 2011 8:25:31 GMT -5
As the Raiders collected themselves, Optimus Prime and his convoy arrived. The Autobot leader transformed along with Ironhide, Sideswipe, Bumble Bee, Warpath and Ratchet. Behind them were other Autobot warriors who began to spread out and secure the area.
'Ratchet, see to the wounded.' Ordered Optimus Prime.
'All ready ahead of you Optimus.' Replied the chief medical bot who approached Swift first out of the group.
Ironhide looked at the Raiders and had to comment. 'Reprogram me with a revit ruler! Damn Max, looks like you took on two squads and a air patrol here.'
'Yeah! And you did save any for us!' Warpath added.
'I gladly would of allowed you some of the fun Warpath, but we had to move fast. But that canon would of wiped out the Ark if we didn't ' Answered Max.
'Fun?' Countered Ironhide. 'You should of waited for backup but instead you put your crew at risk! Looks like you were up against 30 Decepticons.'
'I did what had to be done. Even if it meant me and my Raiders.' Max said appearing more serious then he had since the entire situation had begun.
'Your too reckless to be in command. Groups like you and the Wreckers are far too wild, your going to end up tipping the scale in the Decepticon's favor if your not careful.' Said Ironhide, who then looked at the rest of the Raiders. 'And I suppose the rest of you adventure seekers are too thirsty for action to see that Max is going to be the death of you?'
Post by Jazzman Crothers on May 17, 2011 8:42:54 GMT -5
Powerplay shook Quickshot's shoulder with his over-sized hands. 'Yeah! You said it little buddy! Stack'em up then break'em down, ain't no crew badder then us.'
Ironhide looked at the two Raiders with spite in his optics. 'The two of you fail to see the bigger picture. Cybertronian lives are more important then any damn ship, who cares if that thing never gets off the ground. Won't do no good if there ain't no one left to fly it.'
Paraphus tried to make himself as unknown and shank even more so after Quickshot and Powerplay's comments. He slowly inched his way behind some rubble to try and hide but kept Swift in sight, glancing at Ratchet now and then.
Torque fiddled with his sniper rifle and looked up at Ironhide.
"We took down nearly thirty Decepti-creeps today and didn't lose any of our own. Our most injured is Swift over there, and even then he's still on his feet and managed to take down a few 'Cons in the process. I'd say we were pretty successful. I know one day my Spark will be extinguished, I just hope it happens trying to stop the Decepticons." He shrugged.
Swift chuckled as Ratchet started work on him.
"Hey, that tickles."
He looked over and saw how nervous Paraphus was getting.
"Hey Doc, meet Paraphus. He's the reason I'm not in worse shape."
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