8. Standing together ........Standing together yet miles apart
Without thinking the femme turned to defend Megatron from the newcomer, leaving herself exposed to the Tetrajet's fire for just an instant before Megatron realised her intention and moved across to cover her. That hesitation was all Skywarp needed as his shot pierced the transformation seam where Firewall's arm and shoulder folded in when she transformed to her alt mode. Static crackled across the broken wires and arcs of bluish light sparked as it took the path of least resistance, interrupting the other systems and causing her to freeze, her optics suddenly offlining.
Firewall's optics flared back into life as she regained control of the errant systems. She was confused by what had happened and by all the internal alarms that were flashing in the HUD. There would be time to worry about them later as the fight was more pressing at present and she could hardly expect Megatron to fight on his own out in the open. This was not how she had imagined