Hurry up and wait. The tune called by our hosts. At one time, all for getting rid of us at the earliest opportunity, only to turn around and hold us here while they check on rumors of stowaways.
I don’t believe it possible. The Captain and Tomas have been fastidious in their efforts to keep anything from being surreptitiously placed aboard. Especially as Elijah warned them that an attempt would be made to compromise us.
Late in the day they gave up and allowed us permission to depart, hoping that we would put it off till tomorrow.
The Captain decided to leave immediately rather than be forced to endure the like later.
The pilot took us out into the night.