The corridors of the Ark were all but empty; Red Alert was aware of that as he still walked on, his footsteps clanking softly. It was almost dawn, after all, and it would be two hours more before most of the Autobots would come online to take up their duties once again. In fact, even Red Alert was supposed to be recharging, but he had to sneak away without alarming Inferno. The fire-truck had made it his personal charge to make sure that Red Alert had plenty of rest, even if it meant keeping him locked in the room they shared at all hours.
Red Alert was sure that Ratchet had something to do with that. The medic had also insisted that Red Alert should take it easy, so he relieved him from his duties for a whole day. He reasoned that Red Alerts cranial circuitry had taken quite the strain under Soundwaves mind probe, which meant he shouldnt push himself too much or too soon.
Red Alert heaved a sigh.