646/Inquiries and Invitations

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Inquiries and Invitations
Date of Scene: 05 November 2018
Location: Iacon - West
Synopsis: Hyperdrive stops a conversation from getting even more awkward!
Cast of Characters: Hyperdrive, Siegebreaker, Starlock


Siegebreaker has posed:
Siegebreaker's wandering has led him to West Iacon today. In what seems to be a forming trend, he stands out amongst the residents - he's clearly not a student, on top of his disheveled state of desrepair. On the bright side, he's gotten good at ignoring all the funny looks he attracts as he skulks about.

Starlock has posed:
well he wasn't the only one getting odd looks at the moment, Starlock was near, and she too was getting looks, her paint and platting was all kinds of ugly despite being repaired, she looked to have been going about life as normal, despite having just recovered.

She'd notice Siege right off the bat, she'd not seen him since getting back and went darting over to him.

"Siege!"

Siegebreaker has posed:
Siegebreaker pauses mid-step, helm tilting slightly as he hears a familiar voice utter a familiar shout.

"You found me again," he says with a smile. "Did you need me?" He's holding his foot a little bit above the ground; he had literally stopped to answer in the middle of walking.

Starlock has posed:
"eheh That I did.. uh.. I'd not seen you since I'd gotten back so I was starting to get worried.." She'd smiled weakly.

She'd not actively been looking for him, but this was a bonus! She'd joined up right beside him.

"So, what where you doing?"

Siegebreaker has posed:
Siegebreaker stiffens and sets his hovering foot down. There's a faint scraping of metal on pavement as he shuffles a tiny bit away. He wraps his arms around his midsection, almost hugging himself.

"Walking. Getting used to - this. What about you?" His helm is still tilted, and he looks thoughtful, like he's trying to mentally piece together a puzzle.

Starlock has posed:
"Uh, just trying to keep my mind off things since.."

She'd gestures to the burns scratches, scars, she was a bit of a mess.

"I should really get these fixed up too.."

Siegebreaker has posed:
The intently thoughtful stare persists. Siegebreaker is definitely trying to figure something out. Finally, he just asks it bluntly: "Are you under orders to follow me?"

Starlock has posed:
"Eh? No, why?" She'd ask, raising a bridge, clearly confused.

Siegebreaker has posed:
"I was, uh. Curious. Just curious." Siegebreaker straightens his head so that it's no longer tilted. "You - like to get close. Very close. And almost every time I go out - you follow. Calling for me. Why?"

Starlock has posed:
"Ah, I'm worried about you is all, I feel it be bad to completely leave you alone.. Might.. get hurt or worse." Starlock would scratch her cheek, looking a bit worried, starting to back up a bit.

Siegebreaker has posed:
Siegebreaker chuckles weakly. "You - you don't need to. I don't think anyone here is going to hurt me. We're all Autobots. In fact I - I think, they're in more danger of being hurt by me." He flexes his fingers, glancing around. "Which is why I asked. Because if I can realize that, then I'm sure - um, I think everyone else has realized that too. So I wondered, maybe they had you follow me around and make sure I didn't... you know."

Starlock has posed:
Starlock would blink at that and give a weak chuckle, rubbing her neck.

"Oh.. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to make you feel like that."

She looked down at the ground, frowning, unsure how to feel, well she knew how she felt, but was is the right thing to voice? After all it was.. There was more then that.

"A-Again i'm sorry I just.. uh.."

Siegebreaker has posed:
"It wasn't you. You didn't make me feel like that. It was..." Siegebreaker sighs quietly, rubbing at the back of his neck. It takes a little longer for him to smile, and when he does, he looks apologetic and almost embarassed. "It was a little bit of everything. It made me wonder. If you were told to follow me, if I'm a 'project' you're studying, if I'm being watched to make sure I don't hurt anyone... I guess it's a little silly."

Starlock has posed:
"I.. can understand I just.. feel bad i'd not said anything before, in thinking about it." She'd sigh.

"I guess I didn't think about it, since I'd never thought it came off like that... Still I'm sorry." She'd puff a cheek, looking down.

"I also like being around you." She'd mumble quietly.

Siegebreaker has posed:
"You like being around me?" An incredulous note creeps its way into Siegebreaker's tone. He shakes his head in disbelief. "Why? I'm just - I'm a walking scrap heap you found one day and - I'm a mess. A dangerous mess. I don't know why you'd like being around me."

He closes his mouth with a grimace. Well, that was more information than he'd intended to share. He hadn't really meant to pour out his deepest worries like that, but it's not like he can take the words back now that they've been spoken.

Starlock has posed:
"I'm not actually sure, some reason I just.. feel at ease around you? I know weird." She'd grunt a bit embarrassed, even laughing a little.

"Ehh Yeah your a mess, and need of some fixing and new paint but, that alone doesn't faze me? I'm not much of a appearance person"

She'd grin at him, rubbing her neck.

Siegebreaker has posed:
"I can't protect you," Siegebreaker states bluntly. "You have my weapons. You could protect yourself - and me - better than I could. And I ...hurt you once. It might happen again. I guess it's..." He hunts for the right word, "It's illogical."

He peers around again, sighs, and picks a direction to walk in. He isn't going too fast, so Starlock won't have any trouble keeping up.

Starlock has posed:
"...Yeah and I'm, okay with that?"

She'd comment as she followed him, putting her arms behind her head.

"Sides, I'm a medic, I'm going to get punched, kicked, scratched, stabbed, bitten, thrown up on, tackled, close-lined, body-slammed.. etc, It's not like I didn't account for that when I deiced on the job." She'd chuckle.

Siegebreaker has posed:
"And I was made to fight. Protect." Siegebreaker pauses. If only his back wasn't turned to Starlock, she'd be able to see the puzzled look on his face, the uncertainty in his statement reflected in his expression. "I ... will have the same done to me. Worse. I'll do worse to them. I don't know if I'm okay with - no. I'm not okay with it. I don't want..."

He falls silent.

Starlock has posed:
Starlock would frown. "You.. Don't want to fight?" She'd asked, tiling her head.

"I sorta figured you where not actually much a fighter, actually." She'd go quite. "But that is why I deiced medic, to help fix people up."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive hasn't been able to find his friend Swivel around. So he's taken to following the other pair around. Of course he's not going to let off that he's been trailing them if he can help it. NOpe, that's what scouting and spec ops training is good for. Well..it would be good for if one was good with it.

Siegebreaker has posed:
Siegebreaker doesn't answer for a good long while - not verbally, not physically. He just keeps plodding along. His silence is a weighty one.

"Duty is important," he says eventually, voice quiet. "Sometimes it means we have to do things we don't like - things that hurt us, others - but duty is more important. I ...am proud to fight."

Starlock has posed:
"..Are you? You.. Seem really scared, and.. Mmm I am sorry if that question comes off wrong.. I just.. I want to get to know you more is all Eheh" She'd give a weak smile.

She'd glance to the side, something else clearly on her mind, but she wasn't voicing it.

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive stares at the pair. He sighs to himself wondering if he should go out and actually talk with them....or if he should just sneak back home. Unfortunately for him, the choice is sorta taken from him as the self cleaning system of the building he's hiding behind goes through it's quarterly cycle. Luckily the first round is a relatively mild solvent...Hich unfortunately comes out almost ice cold at first. So there's a surprised EEEEK and Hyperdrive comes diving out from where he was at, rather soaking wet and rattling his plating a little with shivers and the attempt to get dry. WE'll pretend he wasn't just startled too.

Siegebreaker has posed:
Siegebreaker laughs. "Of course I'm scared. I attacked you - a fellow Autobot. I have to get a checkup. I don't -"

He startles at the EEEEK. That wasn't normal city noise! He whirls around, hands clenching around thin air where his glaive should have been.

It turns out to be Hyperdrive, not an unknown assailant, and Siegebreaker relaxes. He pads over to the drenched bot. "Hi, um. Are you alright?"

Starlock has posed:
Starlock would also look back at that, flinching, and almost reaching for one of her blades, still on edge from her recent bout at the mining facility.. She was still a bit of a mess after all, not having gotten her paint redone or the scars buffed out. only to relaxing, seeing who it was.

"Are you alright there Hyper?" She'd ask as she walked over.

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive shivers and looks at the pair sheepishly. "I...i'm fine. That...that was really really cold." He gives them a smile as he looks at the two. "Uh...fancy seeing you two here?

Siegebreaker has posed:
"I'd offer a - a ... something, but I don't have anything. It's gone. All gone." Siegebreaker forces a smile. "I was walking - trying to get used to this. And trying to build up the courage to get my checkup. Were you looking for me too?"

Starlock has posed:
Starlock would give a chuckle at Hyperdrive and Siege.

"I'd offer something too, but I'm still moving my stuff into the autobot academy.... Actually why I was here in the first place, while i'm recovering from.."

She'd gesture to the welding and blast marks.

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive shakes the worst of it off. "I...no...yes....umm...I..." He tries to figure exactly what he is trying to say. "My friends are all busy or on missions. I...really don't like bein alone. And if I'm followin ya and not seen then I can say I was practicin fer when I'm on scoutin or spyin missions."

Siegebreaker has posed:
"I don't like being alone either." Siegebreaker's smile becomes less forced, his optics brightening. "Want to walk with us? You won't have to be alone. We could, um... where could we go?"

Starlock has posed:
Well, she didn't have to say it, and smiled at that, she'd open her hand and gesture for him to join them.

"Well there are a few places and I'm still low on energon after all that... So best nothing too out there." She'd laugh.

"Could show you my old room."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive smiles a little, "Or you could come by mine...well if yer ever bored. It was pretty spacious fer two small bots. I didn't get a roommate yet so I had my choice of bunks." A soft sigh escapes him. "I..didn't quite realize how much I was relyin on Swivel being around before."

Siegebreaker has posed:
Siegebreaker glances between Starlock and Hyperdrive. "... Yours first?" he asks Hyperdrive. "It'd be real awkward if we went to Starlock's room - and then found that someone else had moved in."

Starlock has posed:
"I'm still moving things so no one should be in there." She'd chuckle. "would be neat to see your new room too."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive grins, "I've not got my new room yet. WHO knows...one of yas might like my old room." He then makes a face. "It's hard ta deal with change sometime. I got my room from Swivel cause....cause I couldn't stay in my old room that I had with Tapout and Barreler. But then she graduated and got her room in the Barracks. Now I'm supposed ta move over but....but I'm not sure. But yer welcome ta come see the room."