The detail of soldiers given charge of us was beyond strange. I don’t think any of them shut their eyes at any time. Nor did they, in our hearing, say a word. They filled the night with their unblinking stares.
As for our side I was the only one who had trouble sleeping. Elijah and the Captain didn’t stir.
Come the dawn we were remanded into the charge of the Head Quarter’s guard, and the strange detail departed.
We didn’t have to wait long for our interrogation before the Supreme Commander. He had only one question for us – why were we there.
Elijah answered him with another question – were they prepared to release our friend.
Then Tomas was ushered in.