Lyle plied me with questions upon my return. And all the more so when I ignored his queries and went straight to the warning from Grazie. We talked long into the night and picked up the threads this morning.
Then Lyle conferred with his leaders and at his request they freed us from all responsibilities in the field for the day.
We entered the east end and walked directly to the second avenue entrance, but found the gates still closed. We stood waiting and debating for some time. Then we both had the same thought – to check out the first district.
Its gates were now closed also, but tacked to them was an invite from Kip to meet there tomorrow.