Tomas kept charge of Mei’s group overnight at Elijah’s request. And Mei talked long into the night with Elijah and me.
Well, mostly Elijah. I did turn in before everyone else.
I was first to awaken at dawn, however, provoked by a sense of unease. I drew aside to pray, but mere moments later Elijah joined me. Before we could exchange our thoughts a sleepy Mei arrived, wondering if we had heard the Spirit also.
Elijah turned around and looked up, pointing to the faintest of lights moving across the darkness. He invited her to point at it.
She did. And the light stopped as though struck, and tumbled from view.
Elijah sent Mei back to the front to lead.