What I had hoped would not come to pass this early, did.
Earlier than expected, much earlier than I wanted.
We had set our sights on the bridge with the high towers and directed our steps accordingly. Elijah sheltered underneath its span when he first came to this city, and before he moved to the bridge under which I discovered him. He thinks it a good starting point this time too.
We had just turned onto the boulevard that crosses this bridge when we were hailed by the leader of a patrol.
Elijah led us boldly forward to answer their challenge. We were immediately surrounded and told to come with them.
Elijah said no.
Fire fell. They were consumed.