Our surprise was mutual. Raj P recovered first, brimming over with thanksgiving for answered prayer before he even said a word to us.
He had accompanied Quasimo into the Galilee, and had been dispatched by him to go in search of us and bring us back to help persuade Sy to leave.
I asked if Elam had made it back and was overjoyed to learn that he was safe and sound in their midst.
We made it as far as the road before making camp.
We inquired about everyone else and buoyed by his good report turned in.
Today was an even longer day. It takes so much longer when you’re not riding in the cab of a tanker truck.