As soon as Frenzy is back on, and then skitters back within the safety of Barricade's structures, the infiltrator strides forward to the door. Even he knows that the ranking mech should never be alloiwed first through an unsecured doorway first. That's what the cannon fodder is for.
Besides, they need Scourge to continue to cow Bonecrusher, and Barricade should be quick enough on his claws to hopefully avoid most of Shockwave's initial countermeasures. Then Frenzy can hack them offline. That's what they do. Hopefully Scourge will understand that and not see this as a challenge to his authority. At any rate, it isn't like Barricade has been able to be much help yet in this farce, anyway. May as well do something useful.
He pushes the door open silently and peers cautiously inside. No initial weaponsfire, and so he swings swiftly around the corner, tensed to dive for cover at the least provocation...
Except that there is none.
Other than Shockwave stretched out recharging, there is not much else in the relatively small, spartan room. No weapons pointing at the doorway, no mining worms coiled up waiting to eat them, not even so much as a laser tripwire that Barricade can detect.
"Clear," he rumbles quietly, reluctant to piss off one commander by waking him up when he summons his section leader.
Post by Bonecrusher/Bane Crusher on Aug 3, 2009 23:36:00 GMT -5
Shockwave isn't the only one sleeping. Bonecrusher lies limp among his bindings, optics shut off, and by all accounts looking rather dead. And as much as some parties might be pleased with such a development, he's just conserving energy that can be put to better use repairing his broken body. Already his damaged shoulder is nearing full functionality, and feeling is returning to his chest. There's much less, and in some cases no, headway on the more serious injuries.
Perhaps not the smartest move, but hey, when you're beaten half to scrap and strapped tight to a trailer there's not much difference between being unconscious and being awake where being capable of reacting to things is concerned.
Post by Sable Conolly on Aug 4, 2009 12:13:38 GMT -5
Frenzy sure is is enthusiastic about his work, isn't he? One of Scourge's widens even as the other narrows. Oooh. Better keep that in mind.
As Barricade enters and looks around, Scourge gives Barricade a look that says pretty plainly, 'what in the dickens are you doing?'.
However, as Barricade pronounces the area clear, Scourge finally gets it. He nods absently in thanks to Barricade for taking a hit for the team.
He slips the ties that keep Bonecrusher tried to his trailer and tries to heft the bundle of sleeping angry death machine. See, this is why Scourge had Bonecrusher tied up first and then ties to his trailer so that he wouldn't have to untie Bonecrusher to get him off the trailer. Scourge tries to think ahead.
He then tries to tromp inside the laboratory and dump Bonecrusher on Shockwave's feet.
Shockwave wanted Bonecrusher? Shockwave gets Bonecrusher. End of story.
Maybe next time Shockwave will learn to be a bit more specific about where he wants Bonecrusher.
OOC: Player permission from Shockwave to dump Bonecrusher on his feet.
Post by Victoria Raines on Aug 4, 2009 14:26:39 GMT -5
Shockwave has been awake since his door first slid open.
He has been waiting to see what his visitors intended. Just because he is resting and seemingly defenseless does not mean that he is. His traps are just lest obvious.
Having a bladey bundle of Angry Sleeping Ugly dropped on his feet is a rather unexpected occurrence however.
Rather than react with surprise or anger, Shockwave's pushes himself up on his elbows and stares at Bonecrusher. He then swings his gaze over to Scourge.
"I see you were successful in the collection, but your delivery is lacking in finesse. You do, however, gain a few points for originality. Four stars."
A pair of needles slips from subspace, and Shockwave takes advantage of the nice hole where Bonecrushers optic should be sitting to reach in and disrupt a few lines. This should shut down the Buffalo's self-repair function entirely. "Put that mangled thing in a holding cell until I decide he is worth my attention."
"Now get the hell out of my bedchamber, the lot of you."
OOC: Fiddling with Bonecrusher done w/ player permission.
Oh good; Scourge understood his actions and Shockwave seems to have at least something of a sense of humor. He has not vaporized them all out of hand, at least. Kind of amusing, actually, what with getting the massive package special delivered right on top of him.
He suspects that the cyclops hadn't been quite as unaware of their entry as he'd seemed, but only because anyone who was that oblivious where he's from would be dead long before achieving Shockwave's level of power and clout.
Maybe he's just lucky? Doubtful, but Barricade can at least admire the subterfuge, if that's indeed, what it had been.
He's intact, though, not turned to dust or smoke, not in a million pieces, and is in no mood to see that altered for the opposite. Besides, Barricade can be a good little soldier when he needs to be, and the package has been delivered, absolving him of any additional responsibility.
He slips back out the door and out of the thread unless Scourge calls for him to wait up.
ooc: if needed, Barricade will remain in thread but skippable until addressed or a response is required. Otherwise, he's slipping away while the getting is good.
Post by Bonecrusher/Bane Crusher on Aug 7, 2009 21:43:13 GMT -5
Bonecrusher had been roused to groggy wakefulness when Scourge hauled him up, but he quite suddenly finds himself fully awake as he is dropped unceremoniously on Shockwave and has needles shoved into his head. His simmering rage bubbles up once more as he roars in shock and mild pain. Thrashing about as much as he can while bound tightly from head to toe, snarling hateful expletives.
"I'm gonna tear out your optic and ram my fist through the gaping hole!" Further thrashing. "I'll kill you all!"
Yes, Bonecrusher. The best thing to do when you're bound and complete helpless is to threaten to maim and murder your captors. There is no way that could possibly end badly.
He lets Barricade go. Earlier, he was insulted by the infiltrator's actions or lack thereof, but Scourge has more fruitful pursuits than petty revenge.
Scourge laughs, a quite unpleasant sound, at Bonecrusher's little tirade. He reaches over to haul Bonecrusher to the nearest holding cell of an appropriate size and drop him here, provided that Shockwave has some holding cells in his laboratory. That's all the reply he has for Bonecrusher – a short burst of laughter, like Bonecrusher is just the most adorable little thing in the world, so funny, so deeply misguided.
Post by Victoria Raines on Aug 8, 2009 19:28:23 GMT -5
"I did not," Shockwave says stiffly, "Thank you so kindly for pointing out the oversight."
Bonecrusher's bellows and thrashing draw Shockwave's attention back to the Buffalo. As Scourge moves to pick up Bonecrusher, Shockwave raises his hand, asking the tanker to pause.
He then reaches out run a fingertip along one of the sharp edges of the Buffalo's face, a gentle caress. He traces the lines holding that dangling optic in place as he leans forward to loom over Bonecrusher. The gunformer's tone is soft, conversational.
"You will kill no one again except by my will."
His fingers close around that optic and he pulls hard, the lines snapping loudly as they break.
"And if you threaten me again, it will be your own death for which you scream. Take him, Scourge."
Abuse of Bonecrusher w/ permission.
Avatar courtesy of the Air Element Doll maker at Doll Divine.
Post by Bonecrusher/Bane Crusher on Aug 8, 2009 19:48:25 GMT -5
Bonecrusher howls louder, but no further threats are forthcoming, the pissed-off Buffalo sticking to wordless snarling and barely legible expletives. There's not really anything he do to resist whatever Shockwave and Scourge do with him.
His optic! The slagging purple glitch took his optic! And he's starting to realize what exactly Shockwave did to him with those needles. He really hates this universe. This whole universe and everyone and everything in it can just go ahead and implode in a horribly painful manner until there's nothing left but an empty void.
All he wanted was to kill a few people. Or a lot people. Was that so wrong? Now here he is beaten, and tied, and humiliated, and-
"HATE!" he roars. "I hate you all!
He really does hate them, you know. Hard to tell, isn't it?
Post by Sable Conolly on Aug 9, 2009 21:15:16 GMT -5
Scourge says, voice very soft, "You keep saying that, but you know what it really means? It means that you hate yourself. Because I didn't put you here. Shockwave didn't put you here. Barricade, Wreckage, and Frenzy certainly didn't put you here. You had every chance to be welcomed with open arms. Nothing but your own actions put you here. It must be so hard on you, to be so insecure, to have such a deep-seated sense of self-loathing. But luckily, you really aren't fooling anyone. So the healing can begin."
He looks over at Shockwave, as if he's enjoying a joke that Shockwave is in on.
Oh yeah, the healing can totally begin with Shockwave removing Bonecrusher's optic, too.
Scourge unceremoniously dumps Bonecrusher in the nearest holding cell and then his fingers dance over the cell controls to lock Bonecrusher inside with maximum security.
Post by Bonecrusher/Bane Crusher on Aug 10, 2009 10:38:25 GMT -5
Scourge might have a point there, after all, Bonecrusher does hate everything.
He shuts up at Scourge's words with a final low growl, simply glaring out at him with one optic and one gaping hole. It seems he's in for a wait, and he can't even let his body repair itself or move in the interim.