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    Mending An Injustice

    Post by Kaon and Vos on Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:54 am

    Time:  8:14PM
    Date: August 23, 0009
    Follow-up to: Tis a Good Day For A Hunt

    It had taken all night, and most of the next day for Kaon and Vos to get back to the city, back to the safety of its comforting walls, and the facilities it contained.  With Knock Out currently fallen and no body left to administer the Neoprimalist rites to, they were down a medical professional, except the one they had been told about.  Didn't Lightning Ray tell them that Livewire told her about a Dr. Salli who had knowledge of Cybertronian anatomy?  Yeah.  Yeah.  That was right.

    Kaon himself was much worse for wear, deep gouges in his frame from Ruensmortis' massive fangs bearing into his plating while he had been slung like a mere Genericon in battle.  Truly, he would think twice about making any disparaging comment about an enemy's speed again.  He clutched tight to the wounds with his left arm, the right arm drooped around the shoulders of his fellow Decepticon.  No, his Amica.  His vents hitched shakily from the pain, though he tried so desperately to keep a neutral expression.  No need to be laughing mad or screaming in pain when he'd had worse back when his spark tried to burn itself out.

    His voice, try as he might to speak, was still fairly weak and had cut out a few times.  Losing a lot of Energon and having been shorted out by acidic liquid tended to do that to you.  Some Electrocutioner he was right now.

    Vos himself looked mildly uncomfortable.  Though he was injured as well, he was more worried about Kaon, and maybe a little anxious about medical procedures not done by Cybertronian medical professionals.  But that wasn't the source of his major discomfort.

    No, he really didn't like talking much.

    "Needing help.  Both of us, but Kaon more."  He wanted to say it in as few words as possible.  After all, Common was a confusing language to Vos even though it was automatically translated at this point, but he and his comrade were the only speakers of an all-but-dead Cybertronian language, so that was that.
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    Re: Mending An Injustice

    Post by Dr. SALLI on Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:18 pm

    By this point, Nurse Floyd was only awake due to a constant stream of coffee. Ah, soon his shift would be over and he could be lulled into a deep sleep! His eyes were most definitely not drooping at the front desk. Absolutely not. Never in his life would he--zzzz... Yep. The man was out, slumped over his desk. This would have been an issue, if not for the timely appearance of Dr. SALLI. Her heels clicking against the clean floors, she approached the man and waved a Styrofoam cup before his nose. It twitched and sniffed, the lovely smell of roasted coffee rousing him instantly! "Nyah!" He jolted upright and rubbed an eye. "I wasn' sleepin'..."

    "If you say so." With a kind smile, SALLI placed the cup into his hand. She was seemingly oblivious to the blush on his cheeks as her hand nudged against his. "Be that as it may, as your superior, I think you can leave early tonight."

    "You're sure...?" Floyd took a sip, humming contently.

    "I already asked Nurse Carla, she said she can hold down the front desk for the rest of your shift. As long as you repay the favor sometime." With a happy grin, he rose from the chair and seemed ready to go about his usual business of leaving for the day when a pair of robots shuffled inside. The two members of staff stared at the limping robots, Dr. SALLI's optics immediately taking note of the lack of optics in one of them. This looked serious. Nurse Floyd looked ready to plop back down, but the gynoid stopped him with a hand on his shoulder. "Go. I'll handle this, Nurse Floyd. And get home safe!" She offered the man a kind smile before she approached the mechs.

    "Needing help.  Both of us, but Kaon more."

    Kaon. An unfamiliar name, but one she would put to memory none the less. With a nod, she came closer to inspect their wounds. "The robot wing is on the second floor. Will you be able to make it to the elevator, or will you need extra assistance?" It'd be rude to assume, but from her own experience with Cybertronians... That seemed to be what the two of them were. It'd been a while since she'd tended to a Cybertronian, but she would rise to the challenge! "Can you tell me what happened?" Obviously an attack of some kind. The gouges looked to be the work of fangs, but there was also a hint of acid on their frames. The more she knew about what happened, the easier it'd be for her to help!
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    Re: Mending An Injustice

    Post by Kaon and Vos on Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:43 pm

    "Need extra assistance. Cannot walk him much further." It pained Vos to admit that he and Kaon needed the help, especially at a time like this. He almost wished that Kaon's vocalizer wasn't so weak at the moment, as Kaon just had a way with words, especially in Common, that he didn't. The rifleformer jerked his Amica close to him, intensely protective even now, as though fearing that somehow, somewhere, Ruensmortis and whatever that grubby creature was, were watching them even now.

    That was the more difficult part. "Is long story. We part of a hunting party that track down dragon." Vos began. "Large dragon, covered in rot. It bash the pit out of me long before what happen to him. Knock Out do what he can on battlefield." He rubbed his chestplating painfully at the mention of Knock Out. There was something of a story behind that but he wouldn't get into that. "Battle rage on long. We pursue it underground into a deeper cave. It snag him, crush him in jaws, sling him around while I rifle form and he shield me as best he can." Well, that explained the dents in his rifle barrel and the deep gouges. "And then it slam us both into the pools of acid in the cave. Kaon short out badly. Not able to produce electricity short of activating inborn ability of spark." Even then, it was dicey, as his conduits were shorted and his tesla coils bashed to hell and back.

    "Not to mention, we got skewered by ice, Vos, old friend." Kaon finally spoke, his rollicking voice barely above a whisper. It was all he could manage.

    Vos gave him an admonishing glare for a moment as though worried, then glanced back to Dr. SALLI. "Yes. Ice too. Is why legs are wounded." There were small lacerations up and down his thinly-plated legs, and Kaon's more thickly-plated legs. Not to mention, a torn tread on Kaon's right leg.

    "Walked all night and day to get back here." Well, a wounded electric chair and rifle did have to take their times. It wasn't as though they had a big, purple, handsome, wickedly-cultured tank to carry them right now.

    Kaon seemed to droop in Vos' shaky grasp, wincing when a spark jumped between wires in one of his wounds. Sure, he'd been shorted out but that didn't mean his internal systems didn't still have electricity going to and fro, and for once it hurt him.
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    Re: Mending An Injustice

    Post by Dr. SALLI on Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:52 am

    "Alright." Moving swiftly, Dr. SALLI approached Kaon's other side. An arm wrapped around him, and the doctor leaned into the mech to support his weight. "I'll support your weight as best I can. Floyd, the elevator?" She indicated to the elevator's entrance with a tilt of her head and the nurse scurried into action. His index finger nearly slammed into the button, and the doors opened immediately. His arm swung out to keep the doors from shutting before they could get there as SALLI assisted Vos in leading his companion over to it. SALLI could only listen with wide optics as the talkative mech explained what had happened. A hunting party for a dragon?

    "I saw the flyer for that on the bulletin board!" The man spoke up helpfully. "I hope you were able to down it, the flyer made it sound real nasty." Nasty enough to beat the dickens out of these two rock-em, sock-em robots, that's for sure!

    Dr. SALLI took mental notes as Vos went down the list of injures. A thrashing by the dragon, which was mended by someone named Knock Out. It later grabbed Kaon and shook him like a dog, the two had a dunk in a pool of acid which was further exacerbated by the blind mech's electric abilities. And, of course, their legs had been skewered by ice! "That's very extensive damage..." Once they had made it inside of the elevator, Nurse Floyd helpfully pressed the second floor button and gave them a wave before the doors closed on him. With a brief shudder from the combined weight, the elevator was nevertheless persistent enough to carry all three robots up to the second floor. The doors opened again, and they stepped out together.

    The robot ward was thankfully not that far of a walk. The signs along the wall indicated the directions to the mental and robot wards, as well as the blood bank which was directly opposite of their destination. SALLI lead them through the main entrance and into the first room she could find where at last the two would find a reprieve. Along the walls were a pair of sturdy chairs, and in the center of the room was a bed cushioned with rubber. She indicated with a flick of the wrist for Kaon to be deposited onto the bed, stepping back to look him over once he was comfortable.

    "I cannot immediately replace your damaged plating, as I believe it is...slightly more advanced than the kind of metal that makes up a robot like myself. I can get in touch with a mechanic who can help, however, and I can definitely assist you with your internal damages." Oh yes, first thing's first was getting those little sparks under control. "We also have Energon here to help refuel you, though that can wait until I've patched you two up." She paused, looking unsure for a moment. "Unless you would need them now...?"
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    Re: Mending An Injustice

    Post by Kaon and Vos on Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:00 am

    Kaon could be heard sucking air through his denta at the pain; yeah, that dragon had definitely done a number on him, and that was just physically. Kaon was notably quieter and more subdued than he usually was; normally he'd be the one regaling others with the dramatic story, but he was weak and in too much pain to do so. Vos' account would have to do, told in choppy sentences in broken Common. He would carefully keep walking, the faint limp in his step more visible. Being skewered in the legs by ice did that, really.

    Vos regarded Nurse Floyd for a moment, nodding. "Very. Is downed. Swear on spark." He put his free arm over his chest as though half crossed.

    Kaon himself grimaced slightly once on the elevator. His vents could be heard cranking harder than usual, no doubt a response to the pain, mixed with overheat from shorting out. Vos made note of the signs, though he struggled to read common. Men-tal ward? He'd have to ask someone what that meant later. Hopefully they didn't suggest a little sadist like him deserved to be in one! It wasn't his fault that the first thing he'd been taught after coming out of stasis on an Energon-poor colony was that torture and murder were the most acceptable hobbies in the universe. Well, okay, Kaon also taught him about playing fetch with turbofoxes.

    The dark-red electrocutioner winced and vented hard when being lain down. "Won't do a lick of good 'til my lines are patched. It'll just bleed right out. Vossy might need some though." He knew he shouldn't talk so much when low on energon and shorted out but he'd be damned if Vos would do all the talking. The poor little guy had enough on his mind without having to do all the talking for the two of them.

    "Will be fine to refuel me. Medic seal lines. Most of wound on me minor. Will not bleeding from bent gun barrel either." He motioned to his gun barrel lightly. Sure enough, there was a slight bend to it. No doubt from where he'd been bashed around when Kaon was being slung, while clinging to him in rifle mode. Now hopefully that would come out. He'd hate to give Kaon an exceedingly bad aim, though Kaon seemed to do that enough himself. Seriously, who gave a blind mech a sniper rifle? Only the Decepticon Justice Division...
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    Re: Mending An Injustice

    Post by Dr. SALLI on Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:38 am

    Dr. SALLI hummed thoughtfully. "Of course." With all the battering and bruising he'd taken, Kaon might as well be bleeding to death! The poor mech sounded as if he were in great pain too, and the robotic doctor wished she knew of a pain killer to give him. She may or may not be a little rusty when it came to Cybertronians... "Mending your lines will be the first step then! Along with getting your Energon levels up and..." She paused, eyeing the formations on his shoulders. They looked like tesla coils! ...Were tesla coils an average feature for Cybertronians? "You were shorted out...would typical wires be alright to replace them with or would I need...special Cybertronian wires? And is there anything else that either of you two will need, that you can think of?"

    Stepping closer to her current patient, Dr. SALLI's foot stepped down on a button on the side of the bed. Kaon was lowered so she could get a better look at his wounds. Her cyan optics perhaps stayed on the black void in his face a bit too long before her gaze drifted to the damage done by fangs and ice. A brief scan gave her his general schematics, most importantly the wounds that had generated the most 'bleeding' so to speak. The robot stepped back, hands sorting through the drawers and withdrawing several plastic containers that seemed to contain a shimmery and flat substance of silver color. "I'm going to use patches to seal your lines up. They should be able to withstand the Energon and mend with your lines. If there is any problem, or new pains, don't hesitate to let me know." It was perhaps a bit strange to monologue her procedure. Since Kaon was blind, she figured he might appreciate being told what was going to happen before she started jamming things in at random!

    RRRRRIP!

    In a fluid motion, her left hand transformed into a pair of scissors that easily cut through the silvery patch to fit the tears in Kaon's lines. Once she was satisfied, Dr. SALLI's hand returned and she approached. Starting with the worst area of bleeding, the robot got to work on patching up the torn lines. As she worked, the doctor glanced over her shoulder to take note of Vos' status. He seemed alright, if tired. "Since you have traveled for so long, and so far, you're more than welcome to stay the night." The gynoid offered with a concerned note in her tone. No way did she want to just kick these guys to the curb the moment they were patched up!
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    Re: Mending An Injustice

    Post by Kaon and Vos on Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:03 am

    Of course, the Outlier being what he was, he was anything but average.  Then again, he just capitalized on having conduit points at both the palm level and the tesla coils in order to focus his Outlier gifts with much greater precision.  His venting was slowly calming when the pain abated for a short time.  "Might need special wiring for the tesla conduits and palm conduits.  Regular wiring for the rest."  His voice occasionally crackled with static.  Screeching in that acid hadn't been the best life decision but it had been reflexive.

    "Will need the gun barrel straightened.  Minor procedure.  Not first time happen.  Also privacy when refuel."  When you really didn't have a mouth, you knew people looked at you strange.  After all, who drank from the back of their neck except the freaky-looking sniper rifle with the sharp talons and the detachable face.  Not that he was going to show off that particular trick in a hospital.  That was just asking for trouble during his Amica's repairs.

    Kaon gave a small smile.  He really appreciated being told what was happening--and in non-broken Common no less.  He did care about his Amica but Megatron be damned, the little guy sometimes confused him with broken grammar and Old Cybertronian grammar.  The same thing, really.  Nickel used to do this for him, even if she occasionally called him "you scrawny Nukehead" during the procedures.  Which to be fair, Nukehead was accurate, even if scrawny wasn't so much.  He was just slim and petite compared to a titanic tank, ginormous grinder, and super-sized smelter.  He was still taller than a diminutive rifle though.  Obviously.

    Vos seemed to slump with relief, the bend in his gun barrel a little more visible with the motion.  Yeah, when Kaon had been Shish-Ke-Kaoned and slung around like he was The Pet's numerous chewtoys, that gun barrel had taken quite the bashing against the ground because Kaon was too stubborn to release his manic grip on Vos back then.

    "Primus bless you."  He almost wanted to squeal happily but he was just too exhausted for that.  He'd stick with the well-known Neoprimalist statement of "Primus bless you".
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    Re: Mending An Injustice

    Post by Dr. SALLI on Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:02 am

    "Replacing the regular wires should be an easy enough fix, then. It's rather routine as far as robotic health goes." Right up there with checking for virus and reattaching limbs! Dr. SALLI's optics performed another scan, this time aiming to track the wires and identify what needed to be changed. Kaon was...definitely fried. She frowned sympathetically. The vocalizer might need to be checked as well, that static didn't sound very good. It'd be hard work to get these mechs back to speed, but they'd earned it after their battle with a dragon! She peered back at Vos curiously, helm tilting as he spoke up about what repairs he'd need specifically.

    "Gun barrel...?" Her gaze shifted to the odd apparatus jutting out of his back. Huh! Here SALLI had assumed that to be an odd antennae of some kind. It was a gun barrel? Well, believe it or not, she'd seen stranger. The robotic doctor gave him a small nod. "I'll do my best. As for privacy, I can bring you your Energon in here for you to consume. No unauthorized visitors will walk through that door during your stay. When you need your privacy, just let me know and I can see myself out as well as make sure none of the nurses come in." Likely had to do with the lack of visible mouth, though it was truly not her business unless it was medically important.

    Dr. SALLI worked efficiently to patch up the Energon lines to the best of her abilities. Cybertronians were admittedly foreign in some ways, it had been a long time since last she had to fix one up. The knowledge was still there, it was just a matter of getting used to it again! Alien robots that could transform into objects such as cars and...guns, apparently! It was a little out there, but nothing too surprising after all these years. Strange or not, Cybertronians had the same right to medical attention as any of the numerous species that thrived on the Breach!

    "Primus bless you."

    Primus? The word was unfamiliar, but the phrase was not. More than a couple of times after healing someone up, she had been thanked in such a way. A blessing, an expression of gratitude. It must work because SALLI's luck this past summer had been on the up and up! She smiled at the skinnier mech, tilting her helm to him in turn. "You're welcome, and thank you. May Portal X bless the two of you and your recovery as well." As a tried and true robot, religion wasn't exactly programmed into her! Odder of course was the simple fact that she'd been created by the God of this world. He was not worshiped, nor did he seem to want such a thing. But calling upon him to bless these two seemed like the appropriate response to Vos!

    Applying the last of the patches, SALLI backed up a step and flexed her fingers. It was delicate work, mending what were essentially blood vessels! A careful scan of Kaon told her that every gash or rip in his lines had been repaired. There were still those unseemly gashes in his outermost plating, and damage from the acid, but it would unfortunately have to wait. For now, the next best thing was to get Kaon's levels up before she tinkered with his wiring. He'd lost quite a bit and making him wait any longer could be hazardous to his health! "I'm going to grab the two of you a ration of Energon." Funny how such a thing functioned as both food and a blood transfusion! Stepping over to the wall, the doctor lightly tapped her fingertips next to a button there. "If anything changes or you need my help before I get back, just press this button and I'll come back." Their conditions should be stable for the most part, but it never hurt to be cautious.

    With a final nod and a promise to return, the doctor slipped through the door and into the hallway. Dr. SALLI glanced around the wing, thinking for a moment before she approached a specific room nearby. A sign named this room the 'fuel' room, and inside there was a collection of different energy sources for robots. A bin with batteries of every size, jugs of motor oil and plastic serving cups, just to name a few! The one that she needed of course was a little dispenser hooked up to the wall that tapped into a deposit of Energon! Slipping on a thick pair of rubber gloves, the robot grabbed up a resilient cube and held it up to the opening. A flick of the switch saw the release of a glowing liquid. Energon was so tricky, it seemed near impossible to scan the fluid! All of her previous attempts had been glitched out, the radioactive nature of this thing simply too much. Once she had filled up two cubes, each one was set upon her palm as Dr. SALLI returned to the room where she'd placed Kaon and Vos. She looked much like a waitress as she approached, offering a cube to them carefully. "I'm back! I hope it is to your liking."
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    Re: Mending An Injustice

    Post by Kaon and Vos on Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:23 pm

    Replacing the regular wires was definitely going to be the easier part. It'd at least leave him able to crackle a little, as long as his spark was into it. Yes, he'd also installed a generator for minor electrical attacks, but his electrical powers were spark deep. Again, that was him being an Outlier who just so happened to be lucky enough to be able to zap things. Could've been worse. He could have gotten the ability to glitch things just by touching them, something that'd need to be refined with a lot of training until it could be focused in his voice. Oh waaaaaait. That was Tarn's gift. Oops. Sorry Tarn, but Kaon was glad he didn't have your powers and the chronic pain that came with them. Kaon gave a relieved sigh. Wire replacement was indeed easy. How many times had Nickel had to do it? Once? Twice? Both times after he was chucked into an ocean and into some deep alkaline pool respectively. Truly, Kaon and wet stuff didn't really go that good together.

    He gave a soft sigh of relief. Yeah, he didn't have a mouth and hiding that curly straw he was going to use at the base of the neck could sometimes be hard--especially in a less comfy chair that wasn't a couch. He could hide it on a couch by pretending he was napping on that energon cube. "Gratitudes." Somehow, that long word was still easier than "thank you" for the mech. Maybe it was just that it wasn't so grammatically broken in Old Cybertronian? He couldn't help that he slipped into that form of grammar even with common.

    Not to mention the one in the medical bed was an electric chair. Perhaps it was lucky he wasn't some bitchy, ill-tempered medical fighter jet. Though electric chairs weren't much better, really. Looks like someone couldn't hide his murder-mode if he tried. Unless he tried to cover himself with fluffy things in the Sanctuary and pose as a recliner. But only for Vos. Maybe Tarn if he showed up. Okay, definitely Tarn.

    A smile played on Kaon's lips once she had gotten the last few lines mended. By Megatron, he didn't feel quite as dizzy at the very least. A good number of leaks were enough for him to lose quite a bit, and even when his systems stemmed the flow to most of them, he still got a little woozy since some of the bypasses for major lines weren't so efficient. He relaxed with the flow restored, feeling familiar warmth in his frame once again. He turned to click his glossa to make sure of where Vos was and sighed with relief. Perched right next to him with his lanky little legs stretched out like little bridges between the gunformer and the chair.

    "So long as it isn't my last sips coming back up." For the moment, his voice seemed to not fizzle. He took slow sips, venting slowly with each slow gulp restoring his vigor and even, to some extent, his color.

    Vos gave a soft vent. "Is much. Gratitudes." He would slowly shift so he could tuck it under the chair slightly, then dug in his storage for a curly straw to drink through the back of his neck. "Need privacy." He meekly spoke up.
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    Re: Mending An Injustice

    Post by Dr. SALLI on Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:01 am

    "Oh yes, let us hope that doesn't happen." Dr. SALLI could only imagine how unpleasant it'd be to vomit that Energon back up. At least Kaon's vocalizer didn't sound as crackly! A bit of rest and liquids might do the trick for him, though she made a note to keep track just in case. That dunk in the acid was concerning. Slow sips were watched with a wary gaze. Each drink seemed to fill the mech with energy! And was it just her vision or was his coloring coming back too...? What a strange species of alien robots.

    "You're very welcome." She smiled at Vos. The cube was set aside, the mech digging around for something before he spoke up suddenly. "Oh, of course! It'll give me a chance to find a length of wires for Kaon." Heels clicking against the floor, Dr. SALLI made her way to the door. She paused, looking back at the two. "When you're ready for me to come back, just press the button and I'll come back in." With a parting grin, the robot slipped through the doorway and shut it gently behind her.

    Lingering outside of the room for just a moment, she took the lack of button pressing or frantic yelling to mean the mechs were in good condition. The doctor's pace was smooth and steady as she walked down the hallway. SALLI made a beeline for the closet of supplies, twisting the knob and stepping inside. Many parts lined the wall. Screws, bolts, optics of assorted sizes, sheets of metals, and spools of wires. Copper ones covered with black plastic. She grabbed a sizable amount of wires and looped them around her shoulder to keep them from getting tangled up. Once satisfied, Dr. SALLI returned to the room and waited outside of the door for a sign that Vos had finished his ration.
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    Re: Mending An Injustice

    Post by Kaon and Vos on Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:51 am

    He had cut it close, his color having dulled with the near-death and the lack of energon in his systems. Any weaker than he had been and he might as well have been in that cave-in as well, asking that someone trigger him into his outlier abilities. But thankfully the Electrocutioner had lived to electrify once more.

    Vos was quick with his consumption; unlike Kaon, he didn't have to worry about the pratfalls of it going through a front intake. His was a thin line leading from the back of the neck to his tanks, to his fuel pump, no choking involved. Once he was done, he would press the button with a delicate motion of his taloned thumb. "Privacy no longer required." In a deft motion, he had stored the straw once more and was sitting with the empty cube in his taloned little hands.

    Kaon, of course, wasn't quite finished, but he needed to take a break. Too much at once and he was bound to be dizzier than a Shanghainese street boxer with a nosebleed.
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    Re: Mending An Injustice

    Post by Dr. SALLI on Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:42 pm

    Dr. SALLI waited quietly and calmly in the hallway. At this hour, there was little sound aside from the metallic whirring of her own parts. The robot's processor was buzzing with thoughts, planning out the next steps to care for the two mechs. She'd have to contact a reliable mechanic, get an estimate on how long it'd take to replace the frames of these two as well as see if they had wiring with voltage to go with Kaon's tesla coils. All in all, she doubted it'd be a hassle. It was merely a matter of making sure she didn't forget anything important regarding their medical care! A red light lit up the hallway, the source of it was a small fixture above the door. At the same time, a little warning blipped up in her processor, alerting her that the call button had been pressed. They were ready.

    Opening the door with a soft click, the robot stepped inside with the coil of wires still looped over her shoulder as if it were a lasso. Vos had finished his Energon completely whereas Kaon still had some left. He seemed to be taking a break, which was for the best. Too much at one time could lead to complications. "If either of you find yourselves needing more Energon during your stay here, don't hesitate to ask for another cube." She insisted with a kind smile. Out of practice as she was with Cybertronians, she definitely remembered that this Energon was as important to them as food was to humans. If they were going to keep their strengths up, they needed fuel.

    Stepping over to stand next to Kaon, she briefly looked him over again. Seeing those awful gashes from the ice, and the fang marks on Vos...it filled her with sympathy. What a brutal fight! She laid her hand on the blind mech's arm in a gentle show of solidarity. "When you are ready, I can begin replacing your wiring." Dr. SALLI glanced down at his metal frame with a concerned frown. "I...am unsure if you can lift the plating or if I will have to. On a typical robot I would unscrew a bolt but...I know you are more complicated than that." Such as those mysterious sparks!
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    Re: Mending An Injustice

    Post by Kaon and Vos on Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:39 pm

    Kaon himself seemed to take in the quietude. Just the thrumming of his and Vos' sparks, the occasional clack of Dr. SALLI's steps on the ground. He could hear the little things, but it felt like it was the little things, the little details that mattered in this moment. His vents flowed softly at the moment to cool his systems ever so slightly. When he heard the click, he gave a small smile. "Of course." He slowly reached for Vos, missing by a mile; Vos reached over to squeeze his digit tips softly, his ever loyal best friend.

    "I'm ready. Vos, I'll be okay. You did good getting me to safety. Tarn would be proud." He murmured. He was starting to seem a little loopy, moreso from the sheer exhaustion of their journey than anything else. Maybe a little due to low energon levels but he wasn't exactly much worse than rambling to Vos calmly. Or maybe, he wanted Vos to know he was okay.

    Vos crooked a talon in front of his face. He would turn his face away for the moment. He wouldn't even watch Nickel sharpen Tesarus' blades so what was essentially surgery was out of the question for watching.

    Kaon then carefully opened what plating he could on his own. "I trust Vos to open what I can't for you."
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    Re: Mending An Injustice

    Post by Dr. SALLI Today at 1:22 am

    Both mechs were obviously very close to each other, a detail that was noted. Not because the nature of their relationship was her business, but just because it was clear that these two were best kept close to each other. If separated for whatever reason, they might become stressed. Stress was a killer, and hardly conductive towards a healthy recovery! Kaon opened the plating that he was able to control, a curious feature for Cybertronians. Then again, they could transform into other things so...perhaps specific control over their metallic parts was part of that? "Thank you. I'll do what I can for now before asking for your help, Vos." The quieter mech was obviously a bit squeamish, face turning away to avoid seeing the procedure. Dr. SALLI gave Kaon's injured plating a small look of sympathy. Those awful fang marks, and the acid that they'd been dipped into...she truly wished she could just use what she had to fix their plating, but it was for the best that she get in contact with a mechanic. If SALLI used inferior metals to patch them up, it would do these mechs no favors! Merely give them crippling weaknesses in their armor to be exploited in the future.

    With the length of wiring and a collection of connectors in her pocket, all that was needed were the tools! Which, lucky for them all, came in the simple package of Dr. SALLI's left hand. With the damage being acidic water, it was best to remove as much wiring as possible to lessen the chance of corrosion. Shorted out wires were disconnected, snipped away and removed. They were set on a small table next to the bed, definitely having seen better days. The areas underneath Kaon's plating were given a brief wipe down to remove trace elements of water and acid before she got to work with the new wiring. Her left hand continued to switch between a stripping tool and a crimping one, attaching connectors to the brand new wire and stripping the insulation off to make it easier to connect. Her pace was dedicated and single-minded, only speaking up to get Vos' assistance opening some of the platings that Kaon could not move. After a significant amount of time had passed, the doctor stepped back. Her arm shifted back into place, no longer a tool. "Aside from the tesla and palm conduits, I believe I've finished up with your wiring! How are you feeling, Kaon? Are you in need of any Energon?" This step of treatment had been complete, but SALLI's job was not done until both of her patients had left the hospital in full health!
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    Re: Mending An Injustice

    Post by Kaon and Vos Today at 2:54 am

    Ah, indeed, how stress could be the big killer. Not to mention, their almost brotherly nature toward one another was very much a protective thing that was mutual between them. Kaon would have done the same for Vos if necessary, which at this point might have practically been the case. Albeit, Vos wasn't so much squeamish as he was a bit superstitious. Watching a medical procedure for too long--longer than small shifts of the optic--bode as ill luck. He knew it was unscientific, and yet the old ways still hung over him like clockwork. Speaking of clockwork, Vos was still getting quite nervous.

    "Understood."

    Kaon vented softly, listening to the procedure. Parts of the wiring were definitely looking fairly corroded from the acid; some seemed to look corroded for longer than that, as though having been splashed with centuries of mech fluids of various forms. But certainly, the acid had done no favors to the already corroded sections. If anything, it had, in a few cases, left sections weak enough that the wiring had even split. This was a big cause of the shorting out in and of itself. Mind you, it wasn't as though Kaon had always let Nickel go through his plating and wiring back home. Especially when Kaon had always been a bit stubborn about procedures. Once Dr. SALLI had finished what she could, he rumbled softly. "I'll be fine for the time being. Easy does it for now."

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