Operation Fortress Infiltration Continues
Rock leant back on Rush’s shoulder as the dog sat up behind him, sighing as he watched Punk go down. He knew a power-out was a pretty merciful way to incapacitate the Wilybot, but Rock couldn’t help but feel generally bad about any robot purposed specifically for hating and eliminating the blue boy. It made him feel responsible, in a helpless, self-blaming sort of way. Still, it was good to have Elec here and unharmed— especially with the monumental help he offered just now.
"It’s okay, thanks Elec… Yeah, let’s get going. Forte could be on us any second now."He reached out and took hold of his linemate’s offering hand, gladly accepting the help back up to his feet. “You look so worn out, but everybody’s gonna be so happy to see you safe and sound..!”
"Can’t wait." Elec agreed, sounding relieved as he hauled Rock up onto his feet and into a bracing hug. It was unlike him to do something like that, it was special. Elec was a stoic guy, prideful. It took a true act of kindness to move him to such extremes. "Thank you for coming to rescue me." he murmured, the hug starting to go on a little too long.
"Don’t come back." he added- it was the last thing Rockman heard before he too was met with a fate similar to Punk’s, thousands of volts of electricity coursing through the both of them. Elec finally let go when he was sure Rock was dead, letting his linemate’s now-charred and smouldering body fall to the underbrush of the island jungle.
"You can come out now." he called to Crash, Flash, and perhaps even Forte, whose signature had been lurking nearby for some time now. "He’s gone, you cowards. Just because he likes to face robot masters one on one doesn’t mean WE have to. Maker."