Day Nine Hundred Nineteen #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

Raj G’s joy at finding us was short lived. It melted away when he broke off my hug and fell to the floor sobbing uncontrollably.

There he remained. Begging for forgiveness between racking sobs. He confessed he had lost all of the people entrusted to him. They had been swept up by the government forces when they neared Jerusalem.

At this juncture Jezer excused himself to go out and seek those drone parts I needed.

It took the rest of the night for Elijah and me to calm our friend.

We succeeded shortly before Jezer’s return and immediately decamped for the hiding place.

Once there we discussed the situation with the leadership and formulated a consensus for our next move.

Day Nine Hundred Four #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

I kept the drone here with us, the better to secure our position. Besides, Elijah and I will have charge of a larger group, that of Tomas and the Captain’s together, and we’ll need it to maintain overwatch when we are on the way.

I should ask Jezer for sufficient parts for another drone, for Quasimo’s sake. He seemed so sad when he handed it off to me.

Elijah passed the time with Raj P. They talked about his brother and mused about his whereabouts with his contingent.

While I did keep the drone aloft circling the camp I caused it to linger each cycle over the approach that Jezer should take upon coming to us.

All day long – nothing.

Day Eight Hundred Eighty Eight #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

As it turns out, I did get a day of rest. Everyone settled into our new surroundings and harmony reigns. Meesa and Jezer have put their heads together and plotted how best to prepare for the expected increase in our numbers.

Elijah has found a new place to draw aside by himself. I think Jezer set it apart on his former expeditions here.

Jezer has taken the parts I rescued from the crashed drones with the intent to supply a new housing for them.

I gave some thought on how best to use such a tool for the betterment and protection of the community.

But I put such considerations aside, when Elijah ceded his space to me for the evening.