Day Nine Hundred Ninety Eight #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

Mawuli led his group out at dawn. They moved along with alacrity evincing a high degree of motivation. Mawuli was quite surprised and asked me what Elijah had told them.

I advised him to ask them himself.

Elijah and I then set about arranging with the Purser the departures of the other two groups.

Tomas and Jezer stopped in on their way south, and Tomas hopped out to give us some news.

Reuben had informed them that a drone had been circulating over their area an hour or so yesterday.

Tomas added that thankfully it had occurred when they were absent with the tanker truck.

We sent them on their way and then met to discuss a night movement instead.

Day Eight Hundred Eighty One #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

Meesa had never seen a drone before. Knew of them, in theory at least, but had never laid eyes on one.

Jezer was startled upon sighting one on his return from leading four more groups out to the hiding place. He is re-evaluating his hunch that the contention between the governmental factions would give us more time. He thinks it’s a sign that the world government has gained the upper hand by bringing these machines in from the frontlines.

I think we will have to step up our departures.

Of course the others are looking to Elijah to thwart this latest threat to our safety. But he wants to put off his direct intervention for as long as possible.