It didn't take nearly as long for Mutewave to set up the com stations as she thought it would. However, the process was long enough for her to catch a few glimpses from the other side of the fibre cable. It seemed that they had just missed a patrol leaving the tower when they arrived, since it seemed to send them out like clockwork. Every half an hour, it seemed, with the patrols alternating between a small group of three or so jets, and a small group of three or so...dune buggies? It was hard to tell what exactly they were.
It wasn't long after Mutewave finished with her task that Tar-Mach finished his own. He managed to salvage almost a dozen square meters worth of solar panels. Not much, but it was better than nothing. The Junkion also happened to find something else interesting - the generator that was powering their stasis pods. It hadn't been offline for long, so there was a good chance that most of it was still functional, and relatively easy to repair. The entire operation, however, gave him plenty of time to go through the same harrowing holds that Mutewave had gone through earlier.
Somewhere farther from the lake, Havoc had indeed arrived at a third tower. Luckily, this one wasn't located in the middle of a city...it seemed that the nearest town was too far away to have a tower in it without having an...inefficient...defense system.
He hadn't much time to think about it, though, before he saw a small patrol of three jets enter the tower. They didn't spot him, but he didn't have much time to think about that, either. As soon as the door opened, he caught a brief signal. A brief Autobot signal. One that he recognized, even with all the interference. In fact, it seemed that the so-called black box from the Aeon was located somewhere in that tower.
The door closed behind the jets, cutting off the signal.