The messenger came into our camp this afternoon with Flowers in tow.
He delivered his charge then departed. Flowers took up a stance and motioned to all to gather around. He announced that all was resolved. He had met with Moglen and together had hammered out an agreement. Since the world authority would settle for one in the outside community to represent the others by bearing the mark, he, Flowers, had volunteered to fill that position.
Lyle raised a hand and halted the proceedings. He crossed to Flowers, tapped his shoulder, and led him out. At Lyle’s nod, I followed.
At the vineyard, Lyle pointed to the desert and said, “Go and find yourself.” Flowers launched out without a word.