We took a day of rest yesterday as Lung set out with his unit and the tanker truck. It was a strategic decision.
Despite our entreaties Lung turned down our offer of refuge for him and his men back in the hiding place. And we understood when he explained with passion his need to obey. Not just within the hierarchy of the army of the East, but also that of the higher calling that keeps him there. Come what may.
We are confident he will be with us again.
Sy and Mawuli led us out into the wide expanse. Thankfully it was devoid of any army presence.
The Captain is certain the army of the East is coalescing around Babylon.