745/Rusty Conversation

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Rusty Conversation
Date of Scene: 20 January 2019
Location: Sea of Rust
Synopsis: Hyperdrive and Nightlash banter back and forth, it's pretty spectacular.
Cast of Characters: Nightlash, Hyperdrive


Nightlash has posed:
For reasons unknown, this place seems to be the one place that always draws Nightlash back. Other places...eh, well, they're alright, but for whatever reason, when she's jetting off into the wilds, instrumentation and instinct both always wind up plotting a course that has her in the Rust Seas.

And that's precisely where she is right now, alone but not alone. Her drone is busy flying overhead, actually doing what it was meant to do, scoop atmospheric samples, while she follows along below and behind, almost skimming the surface of the rusty looking sea, running various processes to analyze the readings while kicking up a rather nice rooster-tail with those high powered engines in her wake.

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive is mostly out to blow off some steam. His uses his repulsars to hover across the edge of the lake. Though He doesn't venture out onto it quite yet. Moving fast enough he does go across it's surface pretty easy but he's just leisurely enjoying the odd air effects in the airea. He smiles to himself as he spies someone seeming to enjoy the surroundings too.

Nightlash has posed:
Oh, there's a friendly on the IFF. The ping from her systems snaps her out of her reverie moreso than actually noticing Hyperdrive, and she alters course slightly to intersect that path while pulling up just enough to avoid swamping him with her own jetwash. <<Glad to see I'm not the only one that enjoys this place... though, it is a bit nasty in a storm.>>

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive chuckles. "I like playing around on it's surface...the liquid is still metal and gives me something to push off of, but it's also moving constantly, so it has a weird feel to it and I bounce around when the waves are really active. I don't think I'd like it out here in a storm. Little tooo rough. How have you been."

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash says, "Huh...yeah, I'm pretty familiar with it myself. Used to do atmospheric surveys here uh...well, a long time ago, actually." There's a pause and she takes a moment to make sure her drone is doing alright, plotting in the next sweep. Though, at mention of a storm, her otherwise stable flight seems to dip a bit, and only after a wingtip catches the surface does she correct. "Erk, uh, storms...yeah, they're pretty bad here.""

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive says, "That would be a fun job at least. Better than just bein cannonfodder fer a war. I used ta do alot of entertainin and stuff. Recently I've not really felt like entertainin anyone. Ya know?"

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash hehs... "It was...alright, for the most part." She slowly swings out, engines slowing upon nearing the coastline. Deliberating a bit, she just extends landing gear and settles down with a hiss of pneumatics. "What sort of entertainment? I missed out a fair bit on some of that stuff... it was either flying and working or...well, flying and working for me."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive says, "I performed on the streets ta make money fer me and my friends. But...sometimes I think I used ta do more than that. I hate not bein sure if somethin is a memory or not. Either way it's a bit of acrobat and juggler."

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash ahs... "I don't do any of that stuff very well. I fly, the drone does a lot of the heavy lifting with sensors," she turns her sensors skyward a moment to watch said drone, "and...oh! Apparently I've got a good knack for making things blow up, so there's that."

She chuckles softly and flight systems wind down. "Also pretty good at crashing, or so I'm told. Crashed here once, a long while ago, that was a pretty nasty storm, too... I remember alot about it, not too much around it, though. If that makes sense. Not much after, either."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive can't help but laugh. "Apparently we have somethin in common then. I make my little flashbangs but then tries makin something even bigger. It...it was impressive! Blew a hell of a hole in the cons wall. The second time I made one of the bombs I nearly blew myself apart when I couldn't get free of the blast radius quick enough. I prefer the smaller explosions through. Lots of glitter and all."

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash oooohs. "Glitter... I should add chaff to mine to make it nice and sparkly and totally mess with heat-guidance systems." She thinks about that for a moment and then recalls in the drone, which glides down and docks, becoming a part of her airframe seamlessly.

"And, yeah...tinkering and stuff... I did a lot of it just to get by, it's a talent, I guess. Though, admittedly, it's not hard to just change a warhead to detonate when you want it to." She chuckles a bit.

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive says, "Yeah depending on whether you make it into a metal base or some sort of polymer would allow it to have different effects. Like if you can something magnetic and stick it into a flare, then it would bind up a heat seaker missile and hopefully get it ta explode or somethin before it would hit you"

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash ehs.... "Really, with a big enough boom all problems go away anyway..." She waits for the drone to settle in and then transforms, stretching a bit and wiping some dirt from her frame. "Bleh... I mean, at some point the flashy chaff would just be like...rubbing it in the faces of everyone that it's dropped on."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive grins brightly, "I was settin cover fer Blurr in one of the missions and I released 4 huge glitter bombs in that one city. I haven't been back cause I'd be afraid of bein blamed fer it. But it was awesome. Blurr asked fer a distraction. He maybe shoulda been more specific."

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash crosses her arms, finding a spot to lean back casually. "Eh...I just...kinda went from being a scout to asked to blow stuff up. Scout out the base defenses, then tuck the big booms right where they matter..." She frowns a bit and glances out at the 'water' nearby. "It...it's...I guess better than the rest of the stuff."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive transforms and picks up a small flat piece of debris. He tosses it sideways across the water, skipping it along the surface. "I had ta blow up the gardens at Praxis...the cons were tryin ta protect them and Prowl ordered me to blow them up. I...I didn't want ta. I don't like that this war makes us do things that we shouldn't...or wouldn't do normally."

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash ehs... "Just the gardens. Who cares about 'em...they didn't feel a thing when it all went boom anyway." She sighs. "But...yeah, I mean, after the crash and before everything went to hellfire, I just...scavenged to get by. So, it's kinda nice not having to, but...guess that's the cost, isn't it."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive frowns, "I didn't want to destroy them. Some of those crystals are so rare...so...priceless really, It felt like I was doing somethin bad."

Nightlash has posed:
"It's a war. Everything we do is bad. Let's be honest here, what's the whole...you know, game going on here? We claim to be the goodguys, they claim to be the goodguys, everyone just goes at it, and it's just a matter of convincing everyone that the bad things you do are better than the bad things they do or making the really bad things look like their fault..." She sighs and grumbles a bit. "It isn't fun."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive sighs, "no...no it's not. But my friends felt beholden ta the bots fer savin us. ANd when they died I felt obligated ta stay. But I didn't think we'd be fightin like this."

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash shoots him a look. "Prowl promised not to kill me and the Decepticons like to shoot at me. I was perfectly happy not having to pick a side, but nooooo... everyone has to pick one, don't they." She sighs. "I'm pretty sure one of these days I'll just get left behind as a matter of convenience, 'cause...heh, Primus knows I'm not with the Autobots because we all like one another."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive smiles, "Well...if yer with me, I promise I won't willingly leave ya behind. Can't do anythin if I'm unconscious too but no one should be left behind. We're all working together."

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash bahs. "If that happens, then...eh, guess we'll just be screwed together, won't we." She chuckles and rubs her head. "Eh, whatever comes until then, though, will be...fun, interesting, or otherwise. I'll just blow it all up until it goes away." She grins.

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive grins. "Could set up somethin with a deadman's switch that if he ever leaves you on the battlefield that Prowl's office blows up or somethin like that."

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash pfffts. "Who says I haven't already?" She offers a wry smirk before stretching. "Ugh, but...anyway... I was just uh...sorta..." she pauses and glances about. "Actually, I don't know what I was here doing." There's a frown on her part. "I mean, I know what, not sure why." She shrugs. "Either way...I won't keep ya."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive smiles, "Try and keep yer head up. ANd if you need any help, just ask me. I don't seem ta have much of anythin else keeping me occupied."

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash gives a nod and shrugs. "Eh, and if you ever need anything, ask...I guess." She pushes up, transforming as thrusters nudge her into the air and into a hover. "Especially if you need something to go boom..."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive laughs, "Maybe we should have a study session sometime..." He waves to Nightlash and then transforms himself, gently skirting the edge of the lake and slowly making his way back to base. He doens't get the luxury of flying straight there.