Skies above Mt. Saint Helens - Laserbeak
Laserbeak complied with Thundercracker
's command without protest. Although in all honesty the avian Cassetticon would have preferred to take his time finishing off Jazz
. Climbing above the tree line, Laserbeak swiftly closed the distance between himself and the unknown parties.
It was not long before he was within sensor range. Powerful visual sensors second only to Reflector
's were deployed, scanning the new arrivals. Once visual contact was achieved, it proved unnecessary to run the Autobots' images through recognition protocols. Indeed, Laserbeak would recognize Sunstreaker
anywhere. He had been a frequent (and frequently very lucrative) subject of his master's gambling on the gladiatorial games of Old Cybertron. And where Sunstreaker went, Sideswipe
was never far away.
Laserbeak transmitted this data to Soundwave and Thundercracker. Within moments, both Decepticons received a reply from the Communications Officer.
"Alert: Thundercracker, Laserbeak. Autobots are within 8 kilometers of a Human population center. Terminate Jazz with extreme prejudice; he is the priority target. Warning: do not allow any of them to reach the native settlement. Violation of Infiltration Protocol will result in punitive action. Soundwave: Out."
As soon as his master's voice faded from his audio receptors, Laserbeak came in for a strafing run, opening fire on the Autobot twins.