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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Smokescreen85 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:39 pm

Motto: "Transform and smoke 'em!"
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Under the Oil Rig

Smokescreen made haste in his ascension of the oil platform. His Autobot comrades were up there fighting for their lives and he needed to get back into action to help them as quickly as possible. Smokey’s back still hurt from Nightraven’s attack, but it was nothing he couldn’t persevere through. Thankfully, the femme seeker had not yet followed him below the platform. Perhaps she thought the diversion expert had been killed and was lying at the bottom of the ocean.

If she only knew, Smokescreen thought to himself with a slight grin as he pulled himself onto a catwalk-like structure that was suspended just beneath the main deck. There wasn’t enough room to stand up, at least not for an Autobot, but Smokey was able to crawl along as he looked for a way up to all the action.

The red and blue Autobot then stopped at the sound of Hound’s voice coming from just above his position. The green scout was calling to Prowl for backup, but Smokey didn’t hear an immediate response. It sounds like Hound’s in trouble and Prowl’s probably got his own problems to contend with. I need to get up there, and I need to do it now!

Smokescreen then noticed a small hatch that lead upwards, but it was only big enough for a human to fit through. But perhaps Smokey could make it big enough for him to fit through with a well placed shot from his laser rifle. It’s worth a try!

Above the Oil Rig

Skywarp looked down at the green metal heap that was the Autobot Hound near the edge of the platform. His laser blasts had hit home and caused enough damage to the scout that ‘Warp could see some lubricant leaking out of him. “That looks like it hurts, Autobot!" Skywarp said followed by a maniacal laugh. The teleporter landed on both feet only a short distance away from where Hound lay wounded. Pointing his arm-mounted laser at the green mech, Skywarp smiled. “Now it’s time to finish you off!"

However, before Skywarp could fire his killing shot, Thundercracker’s message came over his comm. Oh, for slag’s sake, ‘Warp thought as he opened a comm line back to his blue friend:

>>Roger that, ‘Cracker! I’ll send help your way now.<<

The teleporter than opened another comm to his wing mates:

>>Solarstrike, Riptide, Firebat and Blackstar, if any of you are able, drop what you’re doing and go help Thundercracker with collecting fuel from this rig immediately.<<

Switching off his comm, Skywarp turned his attention back towards the wounded Hound. “Now, where was I?" However, before the seeker was able to utter another syllable, laser fire ripped through the deck of the platform as Smokescreen suddenly emerged from underneath the rig. Unable to react in time, Skywarp came under intense fire as the diversionary tactician unleashed a barrage of lasers on the teleporter, striking him multiple times in the upper body and forcing him backwards and away from Hound.

“Take that Decepticon punk!" Smokescreen yelled as he continued to fire at the surprised Skywarp, striking him in the head. Disoriented and unable to focus, 'Warp had no other choice but to teleport away in order to regroup and avoid further damage.

Smokescreen then turned his attention to Hound and ran over to the wounded Autobot. ”You okay, buddy?" The diversion expert asked as he knelt down beside the green scout and pulled him away from the edge of the platform. Smokey then inspected the damage to his comrade's side. “It’s not as bad as it looks. I'm not Ratchet, but I should be able to patch you up to prevent more lubricant from escaping." Smokey then went to work and before too long the fluid had stopped flowing. “There, that should do it. It’s not a permanent fix, but it’ll do for now. Just avoid taking any more damage to your side or you’ll start leaking again."
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Roadbuster » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:59 pm

Oil Platform

Prowls initial advance did nothing to really drive back his opponenet. instead, he was now coming at him in a rather sizable locomotive mode, fiirng at him. Prowl carefully dodged the incomming alser fire and rolled out of the way, taking a hit to the door wing as Astrotrain came at him. He gave Astrotrain a free pass on that one, so he could annalyise his form for a weakness. He quickly did a cross-reference form the particular model and relaised it was a vehilce that only achived optimal performance on a track-based path, incapable of manueverability and sluggish to start. He was certain aside ramming attacks and the lasefire, Astrotrain would be limited in that mode. But this gave him an opportunity to exploit weaknesses. Quickly annalysing the mode, he found the bars at the bottom of the vehicle pushing the wheels. That was the weakpoint and he had just the wepaponry to derail the triplechanger.

He transformed into car mode and chased after Astrotrain, accelerating so eh could try and get ahead of the triplechanger, believing that the flat surface had ot be slowing him down. All he had to do was get ahead of him.

"How about a game of 'Cops and Con's' [b]Astrotrain/b]?" he asked following after the triplechanger.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby FuzzymusPrime » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:41 pm

Oil Platform

Still worried about Bumblebee, Hound didn't see Skywarp bearing down on him until the Seeker was pointing his lasers at him. He froze up, unsure of what to do: His missile launcher was empty and he could barely move. The only option was to throw himself off the side of the rig, but in his damaged state he might not be able to swim to safety before sinking to the depths of the ocean...

Just before the wounded scout was preparing to dive however, a flurry of blaster bolts sent the Seeker flying into retreat, and Smokescreen appeared to aid him. Hound winced as his friend began patching him up, still a little stunned at how badly things had gotten out of hand.

"Thanks Smokescreen, I feel a bit better now. But Bumblebee needs saving as much as I did, we gotta go help him now." Getting shakily to his feet, Hound reloaded his missile launcher with his final round. "The little guy won't last long against a tough guy like that black Seeker, he needs our help now". With that, Hound headed to where he last saw Bumblebee and Darkride, although more cautiously, and gingerly, than last time.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Name_Violation » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:22 pm

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Gulf of Mexico - Under the Oil Rig

His optics finally clearing from the blinding flash, Blackstar rises from the water under the oil rig. In the catwalks above he notices Smokescreen is blasting a hole to the top and climbing threw. Flying out of the water Blackstar speeds threw the hole that the red and blue bot has blasted. As he exits the hole Blackstar blasts a quick volley of suppressive shots at the hopefully unaware Hound and Smokescreen, to aid his escape, not bothering see if his shots hit. Falling back to Thundercrackers location Blackstar begins helping his wing-mates drain the oil.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Ember » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:00 pm

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
Gulf of Mexico – On the Platform

As Darkride bore down on him Bumblebee was able to slink away. He moved as fast as he could, but the larger mech was much more agile and was quickly upon him once more. Darkride was able to grab a hold of Bumblebee’s forearm with a vice like grip. He swiftly pulled the yellow minibot in against him in a tight hold; his sword was then brought down and held against Bumblebee’s neck. Darkride brought his head down near his captive's, an evil grin spread over his face. In a breathy tone he spoke into Bumblebee’s audio receptor. “I told you I’d have you." He let out a deep chuckle as he looked out over the platform for Prowl. The interrogator knew from past experience that the unlikable mech was often put in charge.

He spotted his intended target and spoke to his captive once more. “Let’s just see if you’re as important to them as I know you are." Darkride let out a low growl as he intentionally licked Bumblebee’s cheek. He then tried to get the attention of the Bot in charge. “PROWL! I suggest you call off your Autobots if you wish this one to remain active!"

His grip grew tighter and his sword closer to Bumblebee’s neck as he waited for a response.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Smokescreen85 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:20 pm

Motto: "Transform and smoke 'em!"
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
On the Oil Platform

Smokescreen stood up with Hound as the injured green mech got to his feet and began moving forward in an effort to rescue Bumblebee from Darkride. “Easy Hound! You’re going to bust a gasket!" Smokey stayed by his comrade’s side as the two Autobots made their way towards the yellow minibot and the Decepticon interrogator.

The diversion expert brought his weapon up and was about to take aim at Darkride when a volley of laserfire rained down around the two would-be rescuers from above. Instinctively, Smokey spun around and stepped between Hound and their airborne attacker, taking a hit on his chest plate. Smokey returned fire, but it was too late. Blackstar was already gone from sight. “That was close," the red and blue mech said as he checked his chest for damage. His Autobot symbol was messed up, but otherwise no extensive damage.

Smokescreen then turned his attention back to Bumblebee and Darkride. The two were locked together in combat and it seemed that the interrogator had gotten the upper hand. Darkride had the minibot in a death grip with his sword to the Autobot’s neck. “Wait, Hound!" Smokey said, stopping and placing a hand on the scout’s arm to keep him from advancing. “We can’t attack now. That ‘con has Bumblebee too close to him. We can’t fire without risk of hitting ‘Bee, and if we advance any further, Darkride will surely kill him."

Smokescreen carefully considered their options. Perhaps a trade, Smokey thought to himself as he then leaned in close to Hound. “I have an idea. I’ll offer myself to Darkride in exchange for Bumblebee . Meanwhile, you head around to the left and sneak up on Darkride from the side," Smokey whispered. "But be careful, Hound. If you don’t have an opening, don’t risk anything. You’re still hurt."

Putting his weapon away, Smokescreen then slowly approached Darkride and the captive Bumblebee. “Darkride, I propose a trade," Smokey said to the Decepticon, putting his hands in the air. “Let Bumblebee go, and you can have me as a captive, instead." The diversion expert hoped to distract the interrogator long enough for Hound to move in from the side. Hopefully, his plan would work. “What do you say, Darkride?
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Roadbuster » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:54 pm

(OOC: I'm gonna get things moving a little bit. Sorry Dev, gotta end the Prowl/train fight prematurely. Hope Astrotrain enjoys a small swim.)

Oil Platform

Prowl managed to get some distance in front of Astrotrain and transformed back into robot mode and pulled his Acid Pellet rifle and pointed it at the wheels. He fired repeatedly at the right break. He figured that if Astrotrain was going fast enough and he took out one of the breaks, even if using the other one, the momentum might be too much for him to stop before he hit the edge. He concentrated his fire to make sure msot of his shots count and lept out of the way at the last possibly nano-second as the triplechanger passed him.

But it was then that another voice got his attention he turned to Darkride, who still had Bumblebee.

He noticed Smokescreen and Hound repairing an ambush but he knew well the Decepticon would kill Bumblebee in such an act.

He opened his private comm to Smokescreen and Hound. >>"Don't provoke him!" he ordered. He knew they were out-numebred. Looking back now, if he had better known the situaiton earlier, he would have disagreed with Prime's decision to allow Grimlock and his team to return to Cybertron with Magnus and those that went. Still... the objective was still the same.

"Autobots, stand down!" he yelled.

He opened his comm to Sideswipe. >>"Sideswipe, get some higher ground!" he commanded. >>"I have a plan that can stop the Decepticons operation in it's tracks. On my order, you're going to hit that main fuel tank where that bunch are centered! If this platform goes, they're plans are shot."

He knew winning through brute force was not an option. At best, they could only stop them. He was not a fan of destroying things to win, but given the scenario and all possible outcomes, he determined that there was no other alternative if he wanted his men to live. He couldn't rely on Optimus Prime all the time. All he could do here was turn a no-win scenario into a draw. It was best salvaging some form of victory from the situaiton. And Bumblebee's situation gave him an idea.

He walked up to Darkride and stood with his acid pellet rifle pointed a him.

"You kill him with that sword and we will fill you with holes within a microsecond!" he threatened. He had no doubt that the Decepticon could be overwhelmed, still there were the others to be concerned with. His plan needed to work. He just needed a few moments. He figured he could make things interesting and he knew just the Decepticon who could involuntarily help him.

"I couldn't help but notice that if we withdrawl, you'd be the one credited with our defeat... right?." He had a plan and he knew who was the weakest link in the group of Decepticons present when it came to pride.

"If we withdrawl, it'd be your gain in Megatrons eyes. Wouldn't it?" he asked. "That might make someone here look bad."
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby FuzzymusPrime » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:13 pm

Oil Platform

No sooner had Hound started forward when Blackstar burst through a hole in the rig and began spraying him and Smokescreen. Hound desperately jumped back, catching bolts on his left leg and forearm, and making a worrying "SPROING" noise as he landed awkwardly behind cover. Aagh! Hope I haven't started leaking again...

Looking up cautiously, Hound saw an agonising sight: Bumblebee a captive of Darkride, and being used as a hostage on top of that. Hound grit his teeth as Prowl ordered him to stay back. Although, given how useful I've been so far today, I can't really make things any better.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Ember » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:16 pm

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
(OOC: Just so everyone knows, the Cons will be winning this fight, so no heroic moves please, they won’t work.)

Gulf of Mexico – On the Platform

The interrogator couldn’t believe his luck, not only did he gain one captive, but another Autobot was willing to take Bumblebee’s place. He smiled wickedly as he looked at Smokescreen. “Forget about it Autobot." With that said Darkride took off into the air and out of reach. He hovered for a moment as he waited for Prowl’s response.

The black and purple Con looked down as Prowl finally approached where he had just been standing. He smiled down at the Bot and chuckled at his pathetic attempt to pit him against Starscream. “How apropos of you. What I do is for my gain and no one else. If it happens to benefit the Empire, then so be it. Now, I suggest you get all of your Autobot lackeys on the deck where they can all be seen and accounted for." He then rubbed his cheek against Bumblebee’s and growled out the rest of his demands. “Once everyone is accounted for I want you all to bounce off the platform." He quickly reached Bumblebee’s wrist comm. and made short work of it making sure they had no way of contacting him and no way of locking onto his signature to bounce him out of harms way.

With another smirk on his face he looked down at Prowl once more. “If I’m feeling generous you’ll see your little friend here in a little while. It’s your move, Prowl”
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Smokescreen85 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:05 pm

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Gulf of Mexico - On the Oil Platform

Skywarp reappeared high up on the oil rig where he could assess the damage done by the Autobot's diversionary tactician. He had been able to absorb the hits to his chest plate with minimal fuss, but the laser blast to the head was what caused him to become disoriented and thus unable to properly defend himself. As the astroseconds passed, 'Warp slowly regained his composure and briefly considered striking back at Smokescreen for interrupting his attempt to end Hound's existance. However, his visual sensors were still a bit fuzzy which would most likely place 'Warp in a compromising situation. It was better to let the Autobot have his small victory for now and return the favor another time.

Besides, there were more important things to be concerned with at the moment. Skywarp looked over to where Thundercracker and the other seekers were offloading the fuel into storage cubes. 'Warp frowned at the idea of manual labor. It was unbefitting of a warrior such as himself. However, he could stand guard with his friend and help ensure that the Autobots did not interrupt the fuel collection.

Skywarp teleported down to the fuel tanks, appearing next to Thundercracker. "Hey, 'Cracker! How's it going?" The black and purple seeker asked, taking up a defensive stance while watching as the battle raged on.

*********

Smokescreen watched as Darkride rejected his offer and leapt to a secure place up above his position. The diversion expert then backed away, following Prowl's orders to stand down. With no other option, Smokey returned to Hound's side and inspected the scout's damaged area once again. "You alright, Hound. You're not leaking again after Blackstar's attack, are you?"

At the same time, Smokescreen kept one optic on the situation brewing between Darkride and Prowl. If his commanding officer needed back up, Smokey would be the first one there to give it. He then heard Darkride's ultimatum. We can't give up. Bumblebee wouldn't want that, Smokey thought, shaking his head. The diversion expert waited to see what Prowl's response would be.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby MaP_Prime » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:35 pm

Gulf of New Mexico- on the Platform

Starscream was taken by surprise by Sunstreaker's sudden maneuver and he was sent sprawling to the ground. His back slammed into the surface of the platform and with the screech of metal on metal, with sparks flying the Seeker Commander slid a few feet. He recovered quickly and rolled onto his feet and got to his feet ready for the next round of blows with his Autobot opponent. It was then that he saw the sudden change in the situation. Darkride had taken Bumblebee captive, and Prowl had ordered his unit to stand down as he tried to deal with the situation.

Starscream grinned as he made his way to stand before Prowl.

"So it seems the situation has shifted to our favour Autobots." The Seeker commander began, locking optics with his Autobot counterpart. "I suggest you disengage your forces Prowl and withdraw, and leave this platform and its energy to us. Or else I will have my rather eager subordinate here terminate your comrade. Do you copy that Darkride? If the Autobots make any attempt to attack me, yourself or any other Decepticon on this platform, or try to rescue Bumblebee or stop our extraction operation kill your captive. And take your time in that manner you oh so enjoy as well."

The grin on Starscream's was a sinister one as he spoke, and his optics flickered with the arrogance he was known for, and the taste of a victory so close he was certain he could detect it.

>>"Astrotain, redeploy to Thundercracker's position and begin loading the energy. We must be prepared to extract quickly."<<

"Now what is it going to be Autobot? Will you attempt to stop us at the cost of your friend in that oh so way of Autobot bravado, or take the sensible way out and withdraw? I suggest you choose wisely."
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Roadbuster » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:54 pm

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Prowl looked around as Starscream repeated the ultimatum. He did not want to abandon Bumblebee. He wouldn't.

"You stay alive Bumblebee! We will come for you, regardless what they say." he said. "That's an order!"

In his mind he knew the Decepticons had this round. But it was better it was a minor victory for the Decepticons rather than a major one. Still, this gave him an idea of what they needed to address with their forces. The Decepticons had them out-gunned, and out-numbered and dominated the air. This was not their day. This was something he would have to address with Optimus. They needed more help.

"Autobots... fall back!" he muttered as he activated his switch to the orbital bounce platform with a return course.

He would catch heat from various Autobots when he got back. It wasn't the first time, but it was better Bumblebee lived to fight again another day. And injuries would be much worse if he didn't withdrawl.

He turned to Darkride with his optics narrowed and said, "Next time."

With that, he hit the activation button.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Devastron » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:00 pm

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On the Platform

Sunstreaker jumped to his feet, a confident smirk on his feet as he stared down at the prone form of Starscream. He let the seeker get back to his feet. He wanted everyone to see him take him down, and he wanted to see him beating Starscream standing and toe to toe. He raised his firsts in a fighting stance once more, ready for another round with the Decepticon.

His glorious battle was interrupted by Prowl’s message. He glanced over a Prowl, a glare on his face, before his optics found Bumblebee held captive by Darkride. The scowl remained on his face. Bumblebee wasn’t worth his big shot at taking down Starscream, but he knew the other Autobots would think so. He stayed in a ready position, his optics locked on Starscream as he walked over to Prowl. The scowl remained on his face as he walked over to join Prowl and they were bounced back to base.

*

After apparently downing Blackstar Sideswipe had occupied himself with applying a quick patch to his wound to make sure he did bleed himself out of fuel before the fight was over. Unfortunately, once he was done patching himself up Prowl called for the cease fire. Sideswipe took in the situation around him and stifled a curse. Apparently someone had gotten the drop on Bumblebee.

His grip on his rifle tightened as he received the message from Prowl. Honestly he wasn’t too wild about it. Wouldn’t an explosion like that take out the gathered Autobots as well? Still, Prowl was the boss and he assumed he had some bigger and more complicated plan he just wasn’t seeing. He began to move into position while Prowl negotiated with the Decepticons. From his perch on some of the piping he was able to spot Ironhide, having fallen into stasis lock from injuries with a female seeker standing nearby. When Prowl ordered the retreat he was able to grab Ironhide and drag him over to the others so they could all bounce out together.

*

Hellion stood over the unconscious form of Ironhide. The Autobot had put up some fight, but in the end she was disappointed. It hadn’t even gone far enough for her to enter her berserker state. While that might be good for her fellow Decepticons, it left her feeling like the whole mission had been a waste. Not really feeling up to killing the Autobot, she let him get carried away by his comrade. She turned to join the other seekers in gathering the fuel they had been sent out to acquire.

*

Astrotrain grunted as Prowl shot him, gradually weakening one of his brakes. He growled in anger and frustration as the Autobot leapt out of the way of his charge at the last instant. The triplechanger didn’t even bother applying his brakes as she raced off of the platform, transforming into his shuttle mode as he launched off of it. He circled around for another attack on the Autobots. He spotted Darkride with a hostage. He pulled out of his attack run and simply circled the rig until he received the signal from Starscream.

‘Well, it was nice while it lasted,' he grumbled to himself as he landed on the rig next to Thundercracker and the other Decepticons gathering the fuel. He opened his main hatch and waited for the seekers to load him down with cargo.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Ember » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:02 pm

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Gulf of Mexico – On the Platform

Darkride’s grip on Bumblebee intensified as he watched the gathered Autobots move to a position where they could bounce back to their base. He glared down at Starscream once the seeker saw that it was safe for him to address Prowl. The corners of Darkride’s mouth curled into a wicked grin when he heard Prowl’s angered threat. “I’ll be ready." He mouthed to the Autobot Commander.

After the Autobots bounced off the platform Darkride lowered himself back down to stand next to Starscream. The interrogator scoffed at the Seeker Commander as he spoke, his tone sarcastic and dark. “You’re welcome." That said Darkride put away his sword and dragged his prisoner over to Astrotrain, who was already in his shuttle mode. The black and purple mech entered the cargo bay and placed Bumblebee down where he then placed a pair of manacles to his wrists and firmly attached him to the wall. “What do you plan on doing with me now?" Darkride looked back at the minibot and simply smiled before he turned and left Astrotrain.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Cryhavok » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:06 pm

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On the Oil Platform

"Hah, how does it look like 'Warp?" Thundercracker asked a question of his own from his friend in response to Skywarp's original query.

"Slaggin' energy processing is always such a joy." He sighed. "At least the Autobots gave up. I suppose it would be for the best to join the others. I doubt there's any need for guarding anymore and I don't want to listen to Starscream screaming about not being efficient enough."

With the Autobots bouncing away, Thundercracker turned on his heels and joined the other Decepticons in loading the storage cubes into Astrotrain.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Smokescreen85 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:01 pm

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Gulf of Mexico - On the Oil Platform

Smokescreen couldn't believe what he was hearing. We're retreating? We're actually going to leave one of our own behind to these Decepticon scum! He shook his head once again, understanding that there were few options open to them and most, if not all, would lead to Bumblebee's untimely end. Perhaps Prowl was doing the right thing by retreating. Live to fight another day or die fighting a losing battle now. However, it still didn't feel right to the diversionary tactician. Smokey didn't like to lose, after all, and he hated the idea of leaving behind a fellow comrade and friend. Smokey was known for doing whatever it took to win, even if that meant bending the rules or outright cheating. Unfortunately, neither of those options were open to him in this situation.

Smokescreen glanced over to Hound, who was standing nearby. "Looks like we lost this one, bud," the red and blue mech said with a look that expressed both anger and sadness at the same time. "Lets get back to base and get you patched up proper." Releasing a heavy sigh, Smokey positioned himself with the other Autobots. Astroseconds later, Prowl pressed the activation button and they were gone from the platform.

*********

Skywarp looked down on the beaten Autobots as they initiated an orbital bounce back to their base. "Good riddance," the teleporter muttered as he then listened to Thundercracker complain about the joys of gathering fuel. "Heh, you should've been there for the Alaskan raid. While it was fun squashing those pesky organic slugs, it got boring after a while. They don't put up much of a fight. At least here we had the Autobots to make things a bit more exciting."

Skywarp smiled as he turned and followed Thundercracker over to where the other seekers were beginning to load up Astrotrain with the captured fuel. "And it's always a good feeling when we win," Skywarp continued speaking to his friend as he grabbed a bunch of the energy cubes and carried them into the Decepticon shuttle.

After placing the cubes against a back wall, 'Warp turned and glared down at Bumblebee, who was shackled and helpless. The yellow minibot was only a scout and not very strong to say the least. It amazed Skywarp that the Autobots would care so much about such an insignificant little mech that they would actually retreat in order to save his small spark. "Pathetic," the black and purple seeker said plainly before turning away from the prisoner and exiting Astrotrain in order to retrieve more storage cubes.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Ember » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:32 pm

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Gulf of Mexico – On the Platform

Darkride had walked out of Astrotrain’s cargo bay and waited a short distance away as he watched the Seekers load up the energy cubes. His stare grew icy cold as he spotted Skywarp walk into the cargo hold and off load an arm full of cubes. Without hesitation the interrogator moved to stand next to the entrance and waited patiently.

As soon as Skywarp exited the hold Darkride made his move. The smaller mech reared back and sucker punched the black and purple seeker dead in the face knocking him down on his aft. Darkride moved to stand above the downed seeker and sneered, barely bearing his teeth. He growled out a response to his actions, anger dripping heavily with each word. “That was for firing on me. Do it again and I promise you I’ll do to you what I do to the humans." He stared down at Skywarp for a moment before he spit at him and walked away.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Roadbuster » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:47 pm

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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Smokescreen85 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:14 am

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Gulf of Mexico - On the Platform

As Skywarp exited Astrotrain, he was met with the fist of Darkride, who struck him square in the jaw. The smaller mech had come out of nowhere and attacked the seeker suddenly and without provocation. Landing on his aft, 'Warp was then spit upon by the Decepticon interrogator. This was the second time in the past few cycles that a mech had surprised Skywarp. Seething with rage, 'Warp rubbed his chin slightly as he watched Darkride walk away as if he would avoid repercussions for what he had just done to the elite seeker.

Without a second thought, Skywarp teleportered and reappeared standing directly in front of Darkride. 'Warp then pointed one of his arm-mounted guns directly at the interrogator's face. "How dare you attack me you cowardly excuse for a Decepticon!" Skywarp scowled at the smaller mech. "Let's make one thing perfectly clear. I did NOT fire on you, moron! I was firing on the Autobot, Bumblebee. You placed yourself in harms way in order to 'save' the minibot from my missile, a stupid move to be sure even by your low standards." Skywarp then leaned down slightly, giving Darkride an evil smile. "And if you ever strike me like that again, it will be the last thing you ever do. I will blast you into a millions pieces and then teleport the spare parts into orbit around this backwater world. Do I make myself perfectly clear, Darkride!?"

Skywarp wanted to terminate the interrogator's existence right there and then. However, even 'Warp knew that wasn't a good idea, especially not in front of Air Commander Starscream. Instead, the teleporter intended to save face after being knocked down in front of the other seekers by the smaller mech. A time would come, however, when Darkride would have to pay for his cowardly sneek attack, and considering Skywarp's penchant for playing pranks, it would be a payback the Decepticon torturer would never forget.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Cryhavok » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:37 pm

Motto: ""It is all about pain.""
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Gulf of Mexico - On the Platform

"Yeah. Winning does feel good. Though this hardly feels like one of those victories that made us feared and respected." Thundercracker told Skywarp as the black and purple seeker turned to take his cargo into Astrotrain. He didn't mention anything about the Alaskan raid though. One would think his brother had already learned that killing those who couldn't fight back did not fit Thundercracker's beliefs about warrior honor.

Left alone to fill the energon containers for other seekers to haul into Astrotrain, Thundercracker got lost in his own thoughts until a loud clank woke him up. As he turned to look, like most of the other seekers working on the platform, he found himself in a bit of a shock. Darkride had just delivered a sucker punch that had dropped Skywarp down on his aft. For a moment Thundercracker considered launching an assault on his own against Darkride due to his actions but that would have just left Skywarp look weaker. No, 'Warp had to deal with Darkride alone so he wouldn't lose his face.

Which was exactly what Skywarp seemed to do after he had gathered his senses. Still, Thundercracker couldn't avoid feeling bit disappointed that his brother didn't mangle the despicable interrogator as an example for all who dared to disrespect the seeker elite. Certainly Starscream wouldn't have held back. Then again, it was difficult to tell whether the seeker commander would take Darkride's actions as an insult towards his seekers or their revenge upon Darkride as something he wouldn't tolerate.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Devastron » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:32 pm

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Gulf of Mexico - On the Oil Platform

Darkride looked back up at Skywarp, an equally evil smile on his face. How little the seeker knew about him. Threats of violence and murder were not the way to intimidate him. He was a dealer in pain and murder, threats of either only amused him. If the seeker actually tried either on him, then he would enjoy it. Right now though he was little more than some little protoform trying to get his way.

“Of course Skywarp, whatever you say." The interrogator then brought his hand up and carefully pushed the gun arm out of his face before walking past the seeker and back into Astrotrain. He still had a prisoner to look after.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Ember » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:07 pm

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
Gulf of Mexico – On the Platform

Nightraven had been quite busy with loading Astrotrain, when she suddenly looked up and saw Skywarp get sucker punched by the interrogator. She straightened up from her hunched position and watched the out coming. She furrowed her brow as she watched Darkride push Skywarp’s gun out of his face and casually made his way into Astrotrain’s cargo bay. She snorted and shook her head as she spoke in a hushed tone to Hellion. “Males. I hope they kill one another. It would make our lives much easier."

She went back to loading her share of the energy cubes, and once she was done she looked to her sister and offered a slight smile. “Well, I’m through with my pile." She moved in close to Hellion and whispered, “I wish that little incident hadn’t happened. I could have made my way over to Thundercracker and talked with him, but he’s probably more interested in talking with Skywarp right now." She let out a sigh and looked over at the blue Seeker.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Smokescreen85 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:33 am

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Gulf of Mexico - On the Platform

Skywarp scowled at Darkride as the interrogator responded to his threats with a arrogant tone in his voice. Then the smaller Decepticon pushed the seeker's arm-mounted cannon to one side and walked by him. How dare this insolent mech touch my weapon, let alone push it away? The anger continued to boil up inside 'Warp's spark core as he watched Darkride stroll back into Astrotrain's cargo hold. It took everything in Skywarp's framework not to chase after the Decepticon torture monger and rip him apart with his bare hands. Although, something deep down told 'Warp that Darkride would probably enjoy the pain that would bring. Still, the teleporter had it in for the interrogator. One way or another, Darkride would pay for this insult.

In an effort to stave off his increasing rage, Skywarp approached Thundercracker and began to vent to his long time friend. "Can you believe that, 'Cracker?! That piece of slag had the nerve to strike me and then walk away as if it were no big deal." As Skywarp talked, he picked up another pile of storage cubes. He then continued speaking in a low whisper so no one, except Thundercracker, could hear him. "I'll tell you this, 'Cracker, if Darkride's not careful, he'll find himself on the aft end of one of my pranks. And it won't be some harmless little one either that I usually play on the others. Oh, no! It'll be a big one, for sure. One that the little slagger will never forget."

As Skywarp approached Astrotrain's cargo bay with his armful of cubes, he quieted down and placed the energy containers against the wall near the doorway. For a brief moment, he glared over at Darkride who was standing by the Autobot captive, Bumblebee. How much 'Warp wanted to punish the interrogator in some way. But now was not the time or place. For now, Skywarp simply ignored Darkride and walked back out onto the platform.
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Re: Platform of Doom!

Postby Devastron » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:21 pm

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Gulf of Mexico – On the Platform

Hellion snickered back at Nightraven’s comment. “At least then there would be some real action. That battle wasn’t exactly what I hoped it would be. These Autobots talk a big game but they never seem to deliver." The seeker hefted another heavy load of energon cubes and carried them inside the triplechanger. She continued to listen to Nightraven as she worked.

The femme flashed a smile at her sister as she lifted another large pile of cubes. “You’re just done first because your pile was smaller Nighty." She started walking towards Astrotrain as her sister walked up to her and began whispering to her. She shrugged her shoulders as she placed the last cubes inside of the transport. “Maybe, although Skywarp might not be in a mood for much talking. Darkride kind of shot him down pretty good there." She then spotted Skywarp doing just that. “Or maybe he will run off and talk to him. I guess he has to make himself feel better somehow if he can’t beat him in a fight." Hellion snickered.

The seekers exited Astrotrain and Hellion slapped him on the hatch. “That’s all."

“Finally," the triplechanger grumbled back at her. “I don’t like sitting here full of energon out in the open, so let’s get going." With that the Decepticon lit up his engines and rocketed up and off of the oil rig. The various other Decepticons quickly transformed and joined him in the skies, bound for their headquarters.

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