Nebula was hesitant. She sighed, deciding that secrecy would get her nowhere, telling the truth would be the best way to go here.
"I intend to bond with the new predacon."
"Look, he's the best shot we have. He has the drive, the initiative, and the skill set to get the job done. But unfortunately he doesn't seem to have any idea what he's doing. But one of us could regulate his abilities and guide him, in a manner of speaking. And I'm willing to make that sacrifice."
Nebula calmly replied.
"Why not have Ramjet do it?"
"You know Ramjet wouldn't work. He already has a partner. He can't bond with another."
"Come on boss. You're talking crazy! Is this really something you're willing to do?"
"I'm willing to do whatever it takes."
"I will give you today to rest. The next week will be the most grueling experience of your lives. But not without reward! Please me, and you will prosper greatly."
There was something suspicious about Iota's tone. Clearly ulterior motives were at play, but what those were none could tell. Perhaps this had something to do with his surprise visit from last night.