The meeting had been brief, a mere formality with the Supreme Commander. He acknowledged his debt to us and was glad to return the favor, and left us with Tomas. The press of necessity pulled him away.
Tomas dismissed the guard and moved us into more comfortable quarters.
We had a lot to share, making it another late night. The full scope of which did not completely come into focus until today.
Tomas too has performed important service for the Supreme Commander. The result of his obedience to the call of the Spirit.
He has hope for the man’s future. But as always the choice remains with him.
Then the Captain took his turn, no doubt discussing their old ship.