Tomas does what Tomas does best. He scouted and kept us all on a safe track. He had just returned to assist me with Elijah up and over a difficult section when the ground shuddered.
I could tell it was only beginning and told everyone to stay down. The earth shook violently. It seemed it would never stop. All around fissures were opening with horrendous rending sounds.
Then as fast as it started it was over. The fissures closed on themselves and the earth ceased rocking.
And moments later all that was left was the memory. It felt so unreal. So fleeting.
And then my thoughts turned to those back at the hiding place.
Elijah told me not to worry.