Tomas had noticed my frustration yesterday. So he pulled me aside to explain a few realities.
The Supreme Commander is only supreme in matters pertaining to the army. He is the servant of one of the global factions and must answer to them. He has made a very risky decision in our regard, for each of us are wanted individuals by those same authorities.
For now, the Supreme Commander’s sense of debt towards us has dictated his stance. And Tomas is reasonably certain he will stand by his decision in the face of opposition.
Still there are factions in the army that would delight to see him fall and assume his place.
Elijah confirmed Tomas’ analysis with a wistful smile.