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Vector Prime ([personal profile] vectorianpolarity) wrote in [community profile] re_alignment2014-08-02 01:32 am

END GAME Part Four: THE MAW

The view from the sky is - for lack of any other word - chaotic, with fully half the wide field of view dominated by either the vast orange spires or the maw-filled void of the Lambda. Small, flying shadow-drones cloud the area, traveling in swarms and converging on the attackers. To the First Forged, they are nothing more than an annoyance and - more importantly, a distraction to the swift Primes, who are apparently attempting to converge on the attacking world.

Both Prima and Vector flit through the air with ease, though even their sibling-leader cannot best Vector in his home domain of the sky. Where Vector dodges, distracts, and teleports his enemies - away, or even into each other - Prima carves, cleaving his way through groups of fiends, doggedly charging his way across the sky-bound battlefield.

"To me, my fighters! We must take the battle to our foe - even if it means joining the fight in the air!"

Prima roars, sword singing as he grimly makes his way toward Unicron's outer-reaches.

"Use your gifts and join in our final, greatest fight for the destiny this world - and ourselves!"

Prima leads the charge, and with a gesture, Vector teleports his brother ahead to meet the next wave. Before stepping through the portal to follow, Vector addresses the network:

"...And those of you without the gift of flight - meet at the following coordinates down below. This is a problem easily remedied."

The location pings down directly below the Lambda and the sky-battle, and Vector Prime vanishes to rejoin the fight.


[[All those who join this fight are granted temporary boons of flight from Vector, via a acolyte stationed on the ground below, handing out tiny glyphed cyber-keys; those who already have said ability will find their control has increased tenfold. Vector's glyphed handle it best, achieving true flight; for anyone else, it is simply a lot like being able to run or drive in the third-dimension. Not even a speed boost, just running through space. Vroom-vroom?]]
cliffjumper: (looking up - ain't that cute?)

[personal profile] cliffjumper 2014-08-02 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[He obviously needed to get up there, and he would. It was just... wasn't once enough?

There was a sick, curling in the bottom of his tank, but he wouldn't let that stop him. When had he ever?]


Didn't think this was somethin' that was gonna happen twice.
raceme: (Chainsaw time)

[personal profile] raceme 2014-08-02 11:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ey there buddy! Blurr knows that flying on his own is not Cliff's favorite past time so he's there by his side in a moment.]

The universe has a particular way to make fun of us, it seems.
cliffjumper: (something off - the purple's not enough)

[personal profile] cliffjumper 2014-08-03 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
Basically, yeah. [Cliffjumper grimaces and shakes his helm.]

You got any good long-distance weapons on ya, or?

[He could probably share!]
raceme: (Who me?)

[personal profile] raceme 2014-08-03 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
We survived int eh past, we will do the same now.

I got my gun? [Which is not much, he won't say no to more weapons.] Got anything you don't need?
cliffjumper: (looking up - ain't that cute?)

[personal profile] cliffjumper 2014-08-03 10:42 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, hopefully.

[Cliffjumper's staring up at the emerging maw of Unicron with a scowl.]

This ain't like anything else we've fought, Blurr. Sure, he ain't completely through yet, but... not sure that matters much.

And I suppose the gun's okay. Otherwise I've got my cannon, I suppose.

[Then he finally glances aside to Blurr.]

Not sure you'll be able to handle it considerin' the trouble ya had with the gun though.
raceme: (I'm the fastest bot alive)

[personal profile] raceme 2014-08-03 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I think I already lived more than I should, Clif. [he's worried but not scared.] And we aren't alone in this, the FirstForged are with us.

[He tries to give his friend a reassuring smile but he's not sure if he's successful.] I also got the time stopping ability, we will manage. Somehow.

A cannon, uh? I always wanted to try one of those. just make sure you are behind me when I fire it.
cliffjumper: (reasonable - next comes the gun)

[personal profile] cliffjumper 2014-08-04 11:32 am (UTC)(link)
All the more fraggin' reason to live even more, ya know. [He huffs, shaking his helm.] And they are, but... I guess there must be some blasted way of doin' this without the Matrix, and if so they'd know, but still.

[He grins a little then.]

Behind ya and to the side, at the least. So, wanna try it?
raceme: (I haven't cried this much since ToyStory)

[personal profile] raceme 2014-08-04 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I agree with that. [He raises a fist. Bump it, bro.] The matrix wasn't that important in my universe. Well, it was, but we managed. We will do the same here.

Yes. Just give me a quick reminder of how to use it.
cliffjumper: (just talking - for once I'm planning)

[personal profile] cliffjumper 2014-08-05 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[He smiles lopsidedly and raises his own fist, giving Blurr's a bump.]

Might not have been, but in mind it was. Both to make new sparks and in the defeat of Unicron. Really fraggin' hopin' we won't need it, though.

[Shaking his helm, Cliffjumper pulls out his cannon and holds it out to Blurr.]

Barrel end at the enemy, dig your weight in, even if you're in the air. Otherwise you'll go flyin'.
raceme: (Up)

[personal profile] raceme 2014-08-05 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hell yeah.]

We still have Prima's light. It cloud be enough.

[He eyes it carefully before taking the cannon, making sure he has a firm grip on it.]

That might be a problem even if I do as you say. I'm not exactly heavy duty. I will make sure to remember to fly forward when I fire.
cliffjumper: (CJ haz a suspicion - spies EVERYWHERE)

[personal profile] cliffjumper 2014-08-06 11:28 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, but what the frag does it do? Sure, there was that lightshow earlier, but did it do anything other than spit sparks like a broken wire? If it's just there to light things up and look pretty, that ain't much use to us.

[He turns to give a narrow look in the direction of the huge spire, scowling suspiciously before he snorts.]

And I am? Sure, probably a bit heavier than you, bit I ain't exactly average. I just compensate so I can use it anyway.
raceme: (Intelligence Agent at work)

[personal profile] raceme 2014-08-06 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Just because we don't know what it does it doesn't mean it's not useful. Have faith, my friend.

[Blur is sure that the light it's not only there for show. There must be more to it.]

Mh, fair point. And how do you feel on air?
cliffjumper: (listening - may not like it)

[personal profile] cliffjumper 2014-08-06 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I guess... [He glances up above them again.] It's just. I've seen what that thong can do when fully... uh, me manifested? and transformed. It ain't pretty, Blurr.

[Then Cliffjumper pauses and grimaces.]

... Never thought 'bout that. Uh. Lemme try.

[And then watch Cliffjumper fire the cannon and fly framelenghts back before he manages to stop.]

... This, uh.

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loyalflier: (Default)

[personal profile] loyalflier 2014-08-03 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
What do you mean twice?

[ because we all know that Starscream is going to stay by Cliffjumper's side through all of this. ]
cliffjumper: (listening - may not like it)

[personal profile] cliffjumper 2014-08-04 11:24 am (UTC)(link)
[Looking up Cliffjumper gives Starscream a shrug and a grimace.]

Well, I wasn't... uh, aware for most of the fight, but I saw enough of it when Unicron attacked. Wasn't the most fun experience I've ever had.

Kinda fraggin' hard to fight when someone takin' slaggin' bites outta the planet.
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loyalflier: (5)

[personal profile] loyalflier 2014-08-05 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
[ and giving him a pointed look. ]

I expect a little more of an explanation than that, Cliff.
cliffjumper: (looking away - uncertain)

[personal profile] cliffjumper 2014-08-06 10:46 am (UTC)(link)
[Cliffjumper just shrugs and grins at that, though it's not particularly amused.]

Dunno what else ya want, that's what happened. Grimlock, Bee and Jazz were fightin' some Cons in the bowels of Cybertron and managed to wake Primus up, and that, we think, called Unicron... or something' slagged like that.

[Glancing at Starscream, Cliffjumper grimaces and manages to keep from shifting on his feet. He still doesn't like talking about things like this since he knows what Starscream and the others think.]

Most of us were on Earth at that point and were got called back to Cybertron... I was injured from an earlier fight but got pulled along anyway.

[He shrugs, staring at the ground.]

Injured enough I just got pulled into stasis-lock durin' the blasted fight.
loyalflier: (17)

[personal profile] loyalflier 2014-08-07 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
[ well it's not the first part that's alarming. of course a battle raging on in the heart of Cybertron could ONLY wake up something that's sleeping down there. it's not that strange of tale, though he doubts that this is something that could happen on his own version of it... being here as done wonders for his acceptance of strange stories...

thus he nods... until well. STASIS LOCK. ]


Cliff! What were you thinking?
cliffjumper: ((over)dramatic pointing)

[personal profile] cliffjumper 2014-08-09 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I wasn't--- [And then he realises how that sounds and grimaces, waving a hand to forestall Starscream saying anything.]

And not in the way you think, okay! All of us who got teleported or what the frag ever to Cybertron didn't exactly get to choose. And then...

Well [Cliffjumper pointed a bit helplessly up at the thing slowly coming through the lambda above.] it wasn't slaggin' easy to even think, even less do, 'cause he was doin' something to us that had everybody scattered before they managed to rally.
young_upstart: (deceptijerks again?)

[personal profile] young_upstart 2014-08-08 05:06 am (UTC)(link)
[Who's suddenly found himself as Prima's super-weapons dealer? This guy. He's got his acolyte trailing him, both their arms grasping an assortment of glowing weapons, melee types such as swords and maces.]

Looks like we're going all out. Take your pick!
cliffjumper: (Default)

[personal profile] cliffjumper 2014-08-09 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
[Well, Cliffjumper is interested.]

Got any long-distance ones?
young_upstart: (didn't even bend a fender)

[personal profile] young_upstart 2014-08-10 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
No fancy guns, unfortunately, but these things can at least hit twice. Once close range, and it'll reflect an attack on another target.
cliffjumper: (ponderous slagging ponderous)

[personal profile] cliffjumper 2014-08-11 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
... Not my preferred weapon, but hittin' twice sounds useful if nothing else. [Peering at them, Cliffjumper taps more than one thoughtfully along the handle before he chooses a definitely over-sized (for Cliffjumper, anyway) mace.]

So I guess takin' one can't hurt... me, at least. [Yeah, that's a bad pun and Cliffjumper's smirk says he knows it but he doesn't really care.]
young_upstart: (not bad for an old timer)

[personal profile] young_upstart 2014-08-11 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Heh.

[He shakes his head, but he can't help but grin a little lopsidedly himself.]

Guess I'll be leaving you to it, then.
cliffjumper: (yeah let's go - no time to hang around)

[personal profile] cliffjumper 2014-08-12 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the extra. [Cliffjumper raises the mace in a salute.] Hopefully it'll all be enough.

[Even if they were far fewer than the time Unicron had been fought in his original reality... Though they did have (some of) the Firstforged, of course.]