+++COMM+++ "Negative Raider Leader. Looks like it was a decoy." +++COMM+++
+++COMM to Quickshot+++ "Lets get the frak out of here. I don't like this, we might have company very soon. I suggest staying cloaked, and then transforming if our cloaks fail." +++COMM+++
Swift looked nervously when he saw the Empties. Either the ones who did the damage to them were long gone, or they were still around. In his mind, there was even a chance that the Empties themselves could attack in the hopes of getting some Energon.
+++COMM+++ "Raider Leader, I might be being overly cautious, but might I suggest keeping our distance. We don't know how desperate these Empties are, and even though they are damaged, some heavily, there are enough of them to cause a couple of problems." +++COMM+++
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Sept 1, 2011 21:48:54 GMT -5
Max Convoy could hardly bring himself to respond to Valkyrie. "Keep... Keep a look out, don't let your guard down. We have lost one good Autobot already..." Max's voice trailed off uncharacteristically as he tried to focus on the rest of the situation.
Hearing Swift, Max then turned to his Raider warrior. "Do you truly believe that Swift?" The usually out spoken Max Convoy answered Swift back with a defeated sounding tone as the Empty's walked up to the Raider commander and began to beg for energon.
Max then asked the Emptys. "Decepticons. Have you seen any Decepticons around here?"
The response of no was heard as the Emptys began to crawl there way to the Autobots. When Ratchet heard that there were Emptys present, he and his team came to help and began to try and repair as many energy deprived Cybertronians he could. But Ratchet couldn't resist telling Max Convoy off. "You almost lead a combat team in to a nest of defenseless robots. Explain that one Maximus."
As the Raiders began to move in and secure the area, Maverick heard Ratchet's comment as he stood next to Swift. "Ratchet its not his fault, we were fired on. Decepticons were here, they must have been!"
As Torque and Quickshot made there way down the hill without properly checking to see if the sniper nest was in fact empty, they were alerted to a sound that came from behind them -
- Quiet and low yet loud enough to be heard, the chilly death tone from the metallic voice box was an all to familiar sound to the harden Autobot warriors. From the hole that the mine was thrown into came a badly damaged Emtpy, crawling his way out. With energon, fuels and coolant leaking from his ravaged body, the Emtpy struggled to make his way towards the two Autobots. As he did, it was soon revealed that he no longer had a pair of legs attached to his body as he finally pulled himself free from his would be grave.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Sept 4, 2011 2:32:01 GMT -5
com>>"What?"<<com The call from Quickshot snapped Max Convoy out of his shock over the situation and began to react. "Maverick, take one of Ratchet's medics and help that Empty! The rest of you, surround the Emptys and be ready to move out once I give the signal!"
After Max gave his orders, the rest of the Raider began to see the Emptys grow restless. Some tugged on their body's, begging to be fixed, rescued or given energon. Others were scared and even lashed out at the Autobots as if they were the enemy. Others tried to run away or throw objects at the Raiders in a disparate attempt to hurt them.
Maverick began up the hill towards Quickshot and Torque with one of Ratchet's medics. The boom of thunder was heard cracking across the sky as the weather began to get worse. The clouds were coming closer and growing darker red as the pressure built up inside of them.
The sight of the two Autobots on their way to help the critically wounded Empty was seen through the target scope of the small group of Decepticons who were hiding within the area. They were enjoying their time watching all the mayhem they had created. One of them turned to Spectre and asked a question. "So, are we going to pick them off one by one now or what? They out number us so we can't fight them directly."
As Spectre pondered the question, he loaded a rocket into the rifle with the target scope he was using to spy on the Autobot. Then he thought of a suitable answer. "No, not much sport in us dieing is there? And we need to get away as fast as possible. I think I have the solution."
Spectre raised the rocket launcher into the sky. "Get ready to run, the elements will take care of everything for us."
Not too far from the Raiders and the Emptys, they saw something fire into the air towards the clouds. Powerplay and Retroblazer swung their weapons in the direction of where the shot came from while others watched the grenade head for the clouds.
Then as Maverick and Ratchet's medic were half way to Quickshot and Torque, the sound of bikes were heard close by. Maverick couldn't see them but they got louder with each second. com>>"Raiders! I hear incoming land vehicles! Can anyone get a visual confirmation?"<<com
Maverick's confirmation came in the form of Ratchet's medic trooper getting launched into the air as if something invisible hit him. As the medic officer hit the ground, the rocket that was shot up above exploded in the clouds. The red bodys of red gas began to change to a purple colour as the first few drops of acid rain began to fall.
The sight of the huge amount of empties had drained the spirit right out of Paraphus and he had simply stood still and silent staring horrified at their condition.
When he heard about the land vehicles he tried in vain not to panic as he looked hastily around for them in the general direction of medical officer that had just been hit. The acid rain only worsened his growing nerves.
"Me wish Paraphus keep big mouth shut good and tight" He muttered to himself.
Last Edit: Sept 4, 2011 17:03:39 GMT -5 by Highram
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Sept 13, 2011 17:28:32 GMT -5
As the rain came down, as the Raiders tried to find the enemy and calm the Emptys down, the acid rain began to reveal some answers.
As if out of thin air, cyber-cycles began to reveal themselves as the rain touched their bodies. The acidity of the falling liquid was shorting the cloaking circuits of the Decepticons as they drove through the Emtpys.
Max Convoy could see them now, as could everyone else as they became visible now. But instead of instructing his troops to open fire on the escaping Decepticons, Max issued a different order. 'Hold your fire! Don't shoot the Emptys!"
Spectre and his small crew were too fast. They drove through the crowd of damaged and energyless Cybertronians, knocking a couple of themdown. Spectre couldn't help but speak out loud. "And thats how it's done my fellow cons! Now lets find Megatron and see what else we can get up too!"
The Decepticons cleared the crowd and were soon on their way, about to disappear over the landscape. A few Raiders now had a clear shot and fired after them, while Max Convoy got ready to give chase. "That does it! Acid rain be damned! I want all aerialbots in the sky, snipers will supply cover fire while the rest of us run them down into the ground!"
"Maximus, what's gotten into your head?" Protested Ratchet. "We have over a hundred damaged Cybertronians here in need of medical assistance and a down pour of acid rain coming down on us. Call your Raiders off, we need all the help we can get in getting these damaged robots back home and out of this weather."
Max Convoy looked as if he could of punched out Ratchet right there and then. But after a few seconds, he realized the chef surgeon was right. COM>>"Raiders, cancel that last order. Help Ratchet with the Emptys, we have to get them home."<<COM
With that, the Raiders began to help the Emptys to get out of the rain. As Max watched his troops and other Autobots at work, he looked down at his own chest to inspect his own damages. The grenade that he took at point blank range had inflicted a heavy wound, and now the acid rain was making it worse.
Also, the acid rain was so bad that it had melted his Autobot symbol away.
With in a few astro minutes, Ratchet and the Raiders had the Emtpys ready to move and began to head back to Autobot HQ. Not much was said as the Autobots made their way back, the failure of the mission and the loss of Aqualec weight heavy on the minds of most.
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