Haven't seen you guys in a while. Redline spoke softly, running her hands over the smooth lines of the consoles and mechanics surrounding the small platform in Engineering. The platform suspended her in the engine room, the powerful beast that propelled them humming a low note and pulsing with energon. Redline monitored the systems and primed the engine for any necessary sudden moves, waiting for any word from the bridge.
Leaving engagement. we're beginning a series of misdirection jumps. a voice crackled over the comms. Rattrap's voice brought a small relief to the red 'bot. So Cambreaker got us out of another conflict situation with finesse and ease. Just like old times... Redline muttered, partially to Snafu, who was sitting on the console beside her, and partially to the engines humming in front of her. Engineering was a lonely place, but Redline had spent many a cycle within these walls in the bowels of the AEtherspite, and she had a connection with the mechanics of the place.
As the warp drive primed, the whirring reaching higher and higher pitches while the ship's structure creaked and groaned like an old house, Redline continued to ponder the mixed feelings she had been experiencing since Cambreaker's return. While she was incredibly happy that they finally found their old friend and leader, having him step directly back into command, while seeming like the logical thing to happen, didn't feel right. His leadership wasn't the same, though Redline couldn't quite put her finger on why that was. Throughout Cambreaker's disappearance, and the subsequent dispersal of the Autobot forces in their entirety, the sense of abandonment and confusion emanated from each 'bot. Redline had known Cambreaker for a long time, but she knew he and Minerva were very close, and couldn't imagine how she felt during the whole ordeal. And now, for him to return without so much as an apology for his absence, was like another knife in the gears of each bot.
She was betrayed and hurt, and while he was their leader, he was also their friend, and everyone on this ship deserved an explanation of what happened. Resolute in her decision, Redline commed Rattrap. Everything is good down here. I'm leaving my post and will meet you on the bridge shortly. She would go up there and get an explanation. For all of them.
Redline steps onto the bridge, her resoluteness about what she was about to do evident in her confident stride. However, as she looked up, expecting to see their leader, all she was presented with were the eyes of her comrades, looking at her expectantly with surprise. Cambreaker was nowhere in sight. Sighing heavily, she somewhat sheepishly moved to a smaller auxiliary console and sat, looking out at the stars streaking around them. Hopefully Cambreaker would return soon from wherever he had gone, and then they could all get their answer to the question every one of them was asking.
OOC ( I'm still not sure on the rules we decided on for bolding/not bolding/italicizing speech text, so sorry if I got it wrong. XP )