“Me too, Laster. Me too.” They break the embrace and Blacker turns to Red Alert when he speaks. He nods his head affirmative and when Braver speaks, he says “That sounds good. We can combine into Road Caesar if we need to.”
“Alright,” Blacker says as he moves to the portal Braver has created. He steps through, and comes over to the other side, finding Braver and Laster both.
“Laster!” He moves to embrace the fellow Brainmaster with an affection that is slightly uncharacteristic of him. It had been quite some time since he had seen the other however, and he had grown concerned. “I was afraid it’d be some time before we’d see you again due to these portals.”
Blacker turns to Braver and the new mech. “You must be the one Braver told me about, Red Alert, correct? So tell me about the situation here.”
“Yes, that is correct.” Red Alert said. “My friends, Optimus and Jetfire are trapped in an extremely hostile universe, where they’ve encountered tiny cages, evil cybernetic dinosaurs, and falling buildings. One is injured and unconscious, sitting in a closed off room near our new rendezvous point. Prime says he’ll keep me posted, although I haven’t heard from him since. He said the dinosaurs were still there, so I can only assume they’ve kidnapped him. I’m thinking positive here.”
Red Alert sighs remorsefully, hoping his worst fears had not been realized. “As for the portal, I pinged Braver the coordinates for it, but I shall again, as they have moved from their last position.”
Red Alert pings the new coordinates to Braver, hoping the Dinosaurs didn’t find Jetfire too. “I have my tools with me, because I knew one of them was bound to be hurt.”
Braver reprograms his device with the new coordinates as he speaks. “Right, I was thinking the three of us could fight off the enemies and clear a path for Red Alert to find his comrades. After that, we can rendezvous and return to safety through a tear.”
He continues to work and it’s not long before he has the portal ready.
“What do you think, Commander?” he asks Blacker.
The hug is so unexpected that he almost starts blubbering, but he’s able to hold it together as he hugs his leader back. “I’m so glad we found each other!” he nearly sobs. He would like to have more time to talk and recollect with his comrades, but Red Alert needs their help and the rest of their reunion will have to wait.
“Dinosaurs? Is it some form of the Dinoforce?” he asks, only knowing the dinos of his universe.