In a dazzling flash of crimson the Requiem Blaster splinters into twisted, melted, and charred metal shards. When the light clears, the ruined remains of the blaster lie smoking on the ground.
Nearby, the long shadows of the evening coalesce into the broad form of Megatronus, who slowly steps toward what remains of his weapon. Stopping only a few feet away from the fragments and Axis, Megatronus looks down at the smoldering wreck, holding his gaze for many long seconds, before raising his head to look Axis in the eye.
"Thank-... thank you," he quietly says, his voice faintly quivering. Then he smiles- a genuine, grateful smile.
"Today my soul is redeemed," proclaims the Dark Warrior. He then turns to glance at Liege Maximo.
"And it is not the only one," he says of the Prime of Lies. Liege gawks, and for a moment doesn't seem to know how to react. Then, slowly, he returns Megatronus' smile.