Successful in testing her battle armor, Miriya returned to Soundwave’s hideout base. She was still amazed at the fact that the lone Decepticon had taken over the Machine Empire.
Because the Zentraedi had not had conflict with Cybertron, Miriya didn’t understand the factions to the degree that she wished she had. Of course the Robotech Masters had provided basic intelligence on the planet’s mechanized inhabitants but standing orders were to leave them alone unless provoked.
She found it odd that Soundwave didn’t contact her during her approach. When she got inside, climbed out of her armor and returned to Soundwave’s control room she was startled to see the mech in battle with a samurai looking being.
At this point, Soundwave had the victory well in hand bringing his shoulder cannon to bear and unloading on his opponent. The other being lay on the floor lifeless.
“What is going on!” Miriya exclaimed.
“He has retreated back into cyberspace.” Soundwave said coldly.
“What do you mean? He’s lying right there!”
“An empty shell.” Soundwave explained. “His cyber conscience has retreated.”
“Who is he?”
“Unknown. But for now he is gone.”
“What are we going to do now?” Miriya asked. “And it better involve getting those Insecticons.”
Sondwave turned away from her. “We are ready to begin to extract our revenge.”
Miriya listened intently.
When she understood the plan, they embarked.
Through his superior sensor abilities Soundwave intercepted a communication indicating that Starscream would be going to Gobatron for a meeting with The Renegade faction of that planet.
Soundwave and Miriya were going to intercept the new Decepticon leader’s transport and destroy him. He didn’t mention that the Insecticons were nowhere near the area but the opportunity to get them would turn up eventually.
Backed by the army of the Machine Empire, Soundwave and Miriya attacked.
Starscream and Cy-Kill were in discussions when the fighting started. The Reneagades obeying Cy-Kill tried to defend the meeting but they were overrun by the Machine Empire forces.
After a while, The Machine Empire battled their way to the leaders. Cy-Kill waited for the first enemy to come through the door so that he could blast them. A few giant-sized Cogs- the Machine Empires infantry robots-were obliterated but they kept coming.
When they had secured the room- leaving Cy-Kill, Crasher, Cop-Tur and Starscream functional- Soundwave and Miriya entered.
“You!” Starscream bellowed. He whirled on Cy-Kill. “You said you terminated him!”
“An error.” Cy-Kill replied grumblingly.
Soundwave said nothing as he stared his enemies down. The memory of Buzzsaw, Rumble and Frenzy plagued him.
When he finally spoke, he uttered a mere two words.
The Renegades fought for their lives.
But Starscream withdrew, transforming into plane mode and blowing through the ship’s hull.
Soundwave had warned Miriya that the new Decepticon leader would probably do such a thing and she gave chase.
“What is wrong with you Zentraedi!” Starscream whined. “This isn’t your fight! What business do you have with our kind?”
“Surrender the Insecticons to me!” Miriya replied.
“I will do no such thing!” Starscream yelled. He had no reason to deny her the request. The Insecticons were unique but not irreplaceable. Most Decepticons really didn’t even like them. Starscream just wanted to be defiant.
Miriya began to set him in her targeting sites. “Then you’ll get no mercy from me!”
Fully drunk with belligerency, Starscream suddenly turned around. “It’s you who won’t get any mercy from me!”
Arial dog fight to the death (actually they’re in space).
Miriya is full-sized, fighting in her Quadrino battle armor.
Starscream is Generation 1 version