An earth-shattering cataclysm overshadows all else that happened to us today.
We had finally honed our co-ordination to such an extent that everyone was satisfied – and we were moving at a pace that was comfortable for all.
A flash of light, brighter than the sun caused us to look around for its source. Our starting point of the morning was far behind, and beyond that rise the flash was being replaced by a burgeoning column of smoke.
We knew in our hearts that the city on the prairie was no more.
Many in both groups wanted to turn back, but for the most part Mei and the Captain were successful in dissuading them.
Only a handful left us.