We all made the trek to the city. Beforehand we prepared by rehearsing among ourselves what to do if stopped and confronted. We intended to scatter and make our way back individually.
Elijah was silent throughout our time in the huddle. We took it for his tacit approval.
None of us knew what to expect actually regarding this announcement. We saw giant speakers mounted in the square, so it seemed natural to assume a satellite radio connection.
We were shocked along with the whole crowd when Stan’s moving image appeared above the speakers on the walls of the building behind them.
Stan declared peace to the world, and made extravagant promises.
We had no problem returning through the cheering crowd.