With the way open behind us, we were again called upon to press forward into the pass. The Captain and I had ended our fasts, but Elijah was continuing with his.
Other units pulled into the area and filled it up as we vacated it.
All was calm and peaceful and nothing but the silence of the mountains greeted our ears along the way.
The soldiers marching with us were noticeably ill at ease. And their leader called an end to our advance much earlier than I would have thought.
We later learned that this had been at the instigation of the Supreme Commander whose vehicle had caught up with the advance unit, also bearing Tomas, our very excited friend.