Shockwing moved behind a pillar as the wave of Decepticon bolts fired where he used to be. He reached around his cover, and fired a few shots from his Neutron Assault Rifle, careful to conserve his ammo, running out in the middle of a firefight would not be good.
A Deception forward assault soldier, or as the Autobots nicknamed them, on both their own side, and the Decepticon’s side: Shotgunners. Very dangerous at melee range. Shockwing crouched and Cybertron, working with his movement, created a barricade for him to hide behind. The Shotgunner fired, hitting the newly formed wall, and while he was still reloading, Shockwing extended his blade, destroying his enemy.
When Shockwing stood again, the platform returned to the ground. An Autobot forward scout moved to the front line, Crouching next to Shockwing and forming a wall between him and the Incoming Deception force, other Autobots crowded around him, daring to hope for good news
“We’ve got Marauders incoming and the Wreckers are delayed at the Deckagon formulating new defense plans, they sent me to warn you. You won’t be getting any reinforcements we’re already stretched too thin, Shockwave’s pushing every advantage, we won’t be able to keep them out of Iacon for much longer.”
Shockwing wasn’t the leader of this defense force, he didn’t even have command rank. Luckily, the defense commander was here.
“We cannot afford to lose here, we must keep Iacon, tell Ultra Magnus that we need those reinforcements!”
“I’m afraid that’s not possible sir, we’ve already lost most of the outer defenses. Ultra Magnus has called a retreat to the Inner wall. If we can’t keep the city, we have to keep the Vault and the Deckagon.”
The Commander pondered this for a moment, “We retreat! Autobots! To the inner wall!”
They followed the commander into the City of Iacon, backing and firing, then backing again. the scout was right, no reinforcements came. At least not until they reached the inner wall, the wall that they could not lose, no matter the cost.
Inside the wall, defensive positions were placed about every entrance, consisting of soldiers, shotgunners, skirmishers, enforcers, and titans. On the wall were rocket troopers and snipers. The force was great, but seemed to be nothing compared to the endless army of Decepticons.
Ultra Magnus came down from the Deckagon to meet with the new group.
"Welcome, I’m afraid we have no time for pleasantries, Decepticons are coming in great force from all sides, we’ve gotten so desperate that we’re trying to get into the Iacon vault, hopefully finding something there that’ll win the war. however, Teletraan is out, and we have no way inside, not without either hacking it open, or blowing the door. Shockwing, I’ve heard you have expertise in hacking, I need you there now!
Shockwing complied and transformed into his alt form, blasting off in the direction of the Iacon vaults. He transformed and landed on the outside, then swiftly made his way to the entrance, hacking in would be tough, but he could do it… He only hoped it wasn’t too late.