The leader of the guard would not leave Elijah’s side. Instead they conversed the night through. His men joined them upon rising with the sun.
All camp discipline and duties have been pushed aside.
I puttered about and got together a meal for everyone.
Then served each one as the meeting continued.
At the last, the leader begged Elijah to remove his mark. Elijah turned to me and called for a mirror. I soon returned with a small hand one. As soon as he gazed on his image, the mark faded. Elijah said he would now be called Sy.
As he sent them away to our former host, Elijah was candid about what lay ahead for them. Hardship and persecution.