The attitude of our guards changed after our interchange with their commander. They deferred to our needs in all interactions since then.
Another tanker truck arrived this morning, just as the first finished filling up. The commander will be staying here while sending the full one back. (The second belongs to his command also).
He will keep us here until he receives an answer to his communication.
Elijah has made it known to everyone his decision not to go backward. He is open to accepting any provisions the Supreme Commander may release for our use, but he won’t appear before him as a condition to receive them.
Tomas took me aside to ask if he had made the right decision.