The communication from Tomas was already opened and we assumed read by other interested parties. On the face of it Tomas was assuring us of his well being and inquiring after ours. But there was a subtext that I was sure had eluded anyone other than our eyes.
It was much in my thoughts as we set out once more.
If I was correct in my assumption, the Supreme Commander was about to suffer the same fate as David at the hand of his son Absalom.
I was discussing the implications with Elijah and the Captain when the surrounding mountainsides of the pass sprang to life. And our attention was riveted on the threat around us.
Where was the Spirit?