Lurch and his opponent glare daggers into each other.
Held down by Wildsong, Corona couldn't Nova Prime's resurrection herself. In an act of desperation, the throws the Emberstone shard out of her hand with the flick of her wrist. It tumbles through the air, before being caught...
...By Sidewinder. The bronze-armored bot inadvertently activates the artifact, and the gem emits a greenish-blue glow in his hand. He stares at it, unsure of what to do. Corona had never before been wrong in the interpretations of her visions, but many of Salvation's crew- who were supposedly in Primus' favor- were convinced that bringing back Nova Prime would be a terrible mistake.
Topside dispatches his opponent with a final blow to the head, and the four-armed neutral falls to the floor, unconscious.
"Kid!" the Autobot yells to Sidewinder. "Don't!"
Sidewinder looks to Topside, and then to the incomplete body of Nova Prime in the center of the chamber, which was being bombarded with cybermatter. His gaze shifts between captain and corpse for a critical moment, before the bot makes his decision.
Sidewinder takes a running leap toward the platform, holding the Emberstone shard above his head. Facelift sprints to try and catch him, but the mad doctor is too late. Sidewinder lands on the platform, and shuts his eyes as he plunges the shard into the body's empty sparkchamber. Yellow light ripples over the body as it spasms. The cybermatter's glow intensifies as a roar fills the chamber.
When the brother's reached the tower, they would be able to notice Salvo and Delta about to leave, Driftburn milling about, the Omega Key plugged into a console, and the miniature of the spaceport in the center of the room.
The cybermatter field had been able to make a great deal of progress in restoring SideStep.