Lyle made it back this morning. He’d been detained at the order of someone very high up. I shared my knowledge with him, and the details lined up with what he had learned. We both agreed that this shadowy figure is most likely Stan.
They are all fearful of talking about him.
I turned to Kip and described our companion from the mountain. Kip went wide eyed and nodded with resignation.
Kip explained that this young man with a beard left a few weeks ago and had just recently returned. Now more emphatic that they line up with his orders as dictated from the world authority, as they have quelled wars and lent succor to disaster areas.
Is it time?