At the least we were not taken down to the chamber to be locked up again. The unit attached to the tanker truck held no interest about the dam other than their immediate security.
Once its commander had his mission underway, the collection of water from the lake, he finally deigned to speak to us.
Tomas had been insistent with anyone within earshot until cuffed into silence by one of our guards.
So he was gratified at last to have the chance to request a communication with the Supreme Commander.
The unit commander was at first skeptical and almost dismissed his request out of hand. That is until Tomas pressed him with the emergency code word.
The message was sent.