Our neighbor returned in the wee hours. It was in the middle of the Captain’s last watch for the night.
He went out to greet him and learned he had indeed been to the other side of the city. In his travels he hadn’t crossed paths with Tomas. It is probably too much to expect that he would have, still we remain hopeful for our friend.
We invited our neighbor in and he gave us some valuable information. There was no military presence once he got through the city, not even any guards at crossroads.
When I explained our desire to relocate, he immediately offered the assistance of his fellow exile.
Now we just have to wait for Tomas’ return.