Day One Thousand Ninety Seven #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

Before sunrise this morning Elijah rousted everyone on our floor and dispatched Tomas and our guards with warnings to evacuate the building immediately. As we descended we heard firing from the gun emplacements up on the pinnacle of the skyscraper.

While leaving our chamber I saw a wall of shot and shell filling the air above the northern defenses. But I could not make out what they were concentrated on.

Reaching the ground floor we were directed to continue downwards into the sub basements.

We were left wondering. Sight and sound were muffled and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Until the building rocked and shuddered. And then it was over.

Had the Supreme Commander been the target or Elijah?

Day Four Hundred Fifty Nine #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

Elijah convinced me to accompany him ashore in search of Emil. This despite the Captain’s first inclination to leave post haste. Elijah persuaded him that it should prove fruitful to see to the provisioning of the ship.

In this he acquiesced, but unstated I knew his overarching concern was the potential return of the robotic warship.

Elijah led us to Emil’s residence. Along the way, I noticed an unfamiliar phenomenon – the shadows of people etched into the hard surface of the pavement. Unnerving.

The entrance to Emil’s home was on the ground floor of a building. We descended several levels from there. Elijah explained that the entire population though small, lived underground.

Emil and all his belongings were gone.