Lyle was no where in sight when I awoke this morning. He had the last watch. All was peaceful at the hand over, no hint of any problem. So I had no immediate reaction, thinking that he was simply out of sight by necessity. And not far off.
I went for a quick walk about. Still no Lyle, but all peaceful.
That is, until I went back into our tent. Rufus and Clarissa were raising an unholy ruckus.
They calmed the minute they saw me.
I then noticed that both drones were gone from their places. I was thinking that he wanted to check out the village but needed to cross the bridge and get closer. I decided to follow.