We continued to languish, albeit in comfortable surroundings, awaiting the return of the Supreme Commander. No explanation was given. Indeed many people came and went, but any conversation was strictly official and never about us in particular.
Among ourselves we speculated about the Captain’s ship. How he so desires to go down and visit her. And to inquire if any of the old crew were still shipping in her.
He entertains the possibility that his individual mission is somehow bound up in her presence here.
Late in the day we witnessed a clash along the outer defenses. The attack was easily driven back.
Then we intimated the obvious reason behind the continued absence of the Supreme Commander.
Elijah remains serene.