Sunstorm chuckles. "I'm a little surprised you waited this long to have it removed," he says. Then, sobering up a little as recent memories come to mind, he adds, "I guess we've all had more important things to worry about lately." He shakes off the depressing thoughts and tries to sound cheerful again. "Well, the good news is, you're so banged up, these Decepticon badges are practically falling off already." Sunstorm points at one, just barely touching it, and it comes loose and clatters to the floor. "Case in point," he says, while Scalpel moves to collect the scrap and discard it.
An intercom buzzes, and Scalpel answers it. With Kaon's intercom system damaged in the recent battle, the voice is hardly recognizable as Deszaras: "Scalpel, please report to Tarantulus in Vault Gamma 2, repeat, Vault G2." Scalpel glances at Sunstorm, who nodds grimly and wordlessly for the smaller medic to go. After the pounding Kaon recently received, chances are that a call like that means someone hurt too badly to transport to a repair bay.
((Sorry for "godmoding", Deszaras--although if you don't want to confirm that your character sent that message to Scalpel, we may find some interesting possibilities answering the question of who impersonated your namesake, and why, and how...))
As Scalpel departs, Sunstorm returns his attention to Slingshot. "The bad news is, you're so banged up, you're going to have to wait until after you've undergone some repairs before you can get a proper Autobrand. If you really want, we can arrange something temporary so you're at least showing Autobot faction symbols--give you a quick repaint, or some decals--but I think you ought to concentrate on getting back in working condition first. Let's get started on the repairs. Now, you're not allergic to gold plastic, are you?"
One shall stand; one shall fall; and the one who stands shall help the one who falls to stand once again.
--Rhymus (also known as STARS Commando 539, also known as transit)