Post by Jasper Stoneham on Dec 6, 2009 17:28:01 GMT -5
Jetfire snorts a soft laugh at Skyfire and simply replies, "Yes," as he reaches up and accepts that assistance up as Kup speeds off.
"Me, I'm stuck with two out of three. Your day will come. Hopefully not for a long, long while, but, eh... One of those universal truths that exist everywhere and everywhen. Would make it multi-versal, then, wouldn't it? Aye, multi-versal. Heh. Age and obsolescence. Even you, Sentinel, lad. Even you. Age and obsolescence. Comes for us all."
Post by Sentinel Prime on Dec 18, 2009 13:19:17 GMT -5
Skipping Cloude Skyfe there. He seems mega-idle.
There is a strangled look to Sentinel Prime at Jetfire's comment, and he pins his antennae back sullenly. He suggests obliquely, "Just imagine what fun you'll have when someone you knew when you were younger shows up - still young."
He starts moving away, looking to make an exit. Sentinel Prime doesn't want to be caught associating with these people.
If only the good die young, a grave mistake has been made here.
Post by Jasper Stoneham on Dec 18, 2009 16:26:46 GMT -5
"Aye," Jetfire agrees easily enough as Sentinel tries to make his escape; he doesn't seem outwardly troubled by that potentiality. "Young, fit, fueled, and, once they spot my new allegiance, dead set on killing me." He shrugs. As long as he goes down fighting, doing something...
"Best you just pray that the Fallen never arrives," he continues solemnly. "Rodimus might stand, but the rest of us... we would fall." Yes, even you, Sentinel. Even you.
And Jetfire? Harbors no illusions about the reception his old Master would give one of His Seekers turned traitor. Not even a spacebridge would save him, merely delaying the inevitable - if the Fallen even deigned to notice him, that is. That would be his only saving grace. Then again, Jetfire would make the Fallen notice him, if it came to it. That might very well be the difference between deactivation and escape for some of the Autobots, and the old Blackbird is already quite aware of his own... obsolescence.
"The future comes whether we will it or not, Sentinel, no matter when or where we are," he calls after the retreating Prime - and it still feels odd to think of the smaller mech as a Prime of any flavor! "The real trick is, here, it seems, the past can pop in as well. So, question is... what will you do with it when it does? Dwell on the mistakes of the past, or make the most of a second chance? Rarest thing in the multi-verse, lad. Second chance. Don't blow it if you've been handed one, else you'll wake up one day, oxidized and wretched like me, and wonder just where the slag you went wrong!"
Of course, Sentinel is probably already long gone by now. No matter. Grandpa Blackbird will ramble on anyway, even if he's out of sight.
"Well, best take me to Botanica, Skyfire, before Kup blows a capacitor." Or Jetfire falls apart.