964/Edge of Sanity

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Edge of Sanity
Date of Scene: 02 May 2019
Location: Sonic Canyons
Synopsis: Nightlash and Hyperdrive have a conversation...it's possible both are a bit broken, though.
Cast of Characters: Nightlash, Hyperdrive


Nightlash has posed:
A quiet night, really. Very quiet when compared to prior nights, probably. At least until the roughshod, rather damaged engines of a particular jet echo across the canyons, announcing the approach of...well...Nightlash.

Whatever had her away is...dealt with, perhaps, and she's making her way towards the battlements, acrid smoke trail and all as her engines backfire a few times with some spectacular fireball effects to boot.

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive is up and moving, still with something of a limp and not his normal color but at least his parts look newer and not previously owned. He watches Nightlash coming in and steps back, trying to give her some space should she go to land...err crash on him. He just got fixed. Better to not get hurt so soon.

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash doesn't crash. She lands. Sort of. Slowly, she drops down towards the open space proper before transforming. Up close, in both modes, she looks...rough. There's broken chunks of plating, exposed wiring, more than a few spots that are just...leaking slowly, some not so slowly, and overall it just looks like a mech that was involved in far too many fights in rapid succession than is rightfully healthy.

That and, as seen in her mech mode, she just looks...sullen, like something broke and she's not quite snapped out of it yet.

Crimson optics turn, settling on Hyperdrive for a moment and she just...blinks, almost like she's trying to place where she knows him from before apparent recognition sets in and she grunts. "Couldn't find...Drivetrain was it? Yeah...couldn't find him."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive stares at Nightlash. His optics looking her over intently. The mech is tense but then he dashes forward to hug Nightlash tightly. He doesn'ts anything, just hugs the normally explosive femme. Optics dim for a moment and he well...he just stays latched onto her.

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash just sort of stares back in silence for a moment as well before turning to look out over the canyons themselves, shoulders sagging a bit. "I...don't have fuel to keep looking. Think...somewhere in the last fight something got ruptured."

She stretches and winces. "Mmf...they get you lot fixed up, at least?" She pulls out her holdout blaster and checks the power cell, frowning at the red flashing 'EMPTY' status and just grunts, tossing it to the side. "Hmph...worthless..."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive opens his mouth to say something and, it's a bit crackly. He makes a face and tries again, "Thank you...for saving us." And He hugs nightlash tightly again before trying to guide her back to the medical area to get her some fuel.

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash is hugged, but doesn't move. She's wanting to just stay right where she's at...but the gesture and show of thanks does at least leave her a bit...off-guard. There's an expression that's almost confused as to just why Hyperdrive's even bothering to offer thanks...

But then her processor finally seems to catch up, and she just reaches down, offering an awkward, but...at least sincere pat to his back. "Just...did what needed to be done. I guess. I don't know...kind of stopped thinking as soon as everything started to go crazy, I do better that way."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive frowns, "W-woulda died...allv us woulda died. We were gonna d-die tryin....Ya saved us..S-sorry ye got hurt....S-sorry....Sorry was captured." He lowers his head, misery filling him as he remembers what happened in there.

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash looks at Hyperdrive. "I was there when they got you. Sorry I didn't break them first. You don't need to apologize to me... I couldn't stop it either." There's something in the tone of her voice that's...not angry, not malicious or anything of the sort. Maybe...detached. "So...yeah, sorry. I...it was something I had to do, though, getting you all out."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive looks sad and he begins to back away from Nightlash. He hugs himself and shakes his head. "C-couldn't get away....get away. H-haveta get away....." HE rubs his face trying to focus. "Was my fault...." He looks at the doorway where the medical bay is.

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash sighs and looks over at Hyperdrive. "Look...things happen, and sometimes they just...are terrible. Sometimes...things are just...sacrificed, lost, taken, or...and there's nothing you can do. But...look, you're here now. You got a chance to do...something more, make things better going forward, yeah? All we can do..."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive looks confused and shakes his head. "My fault....I'm sorry...." He moves to quickly head back inside the building. And it's unclear if he's even hearing what nightlash was trying to say.

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash just...sort of stares after Hyperdrive and then shakes her head, giving a sigh. "Yeah...we all are." She shakes her head again and just slumps a bit, turning to look at the canyons again.