Another day of waiting has passed slowly. Everyone has taken it in stride, considering it a trial of patience.
Sy, though, grew unsettled by day’s end. By his calculation Elam should have arrived back here today at the latest. He’s beginning to think that he’ll never see his friend and his tanker truck again.
When I tried to point out to him other possibilities, he left and went up to the heights. Elijah followed him.
They remained up there for quite some time. Long enough to witness a flurry of activity in the air above the plain.
The Captain, Mei and myself caught the end of the display when the crash of distant explosions drew us out of the redoubt.