The sun arose unopposed by clouds. It grew warmer each passing minute.
We bid goodbye to our neighbor, thanking him for the cool draft of water his friendship had been to us.
But we had gotten no further than the crossroads when a squad of soldiers blocked our way. Their leader recognized Elijah and ordered his men to arrest him.
Elijah took one step towards them and they fell backward to the ground. Their leader raised a weapon and Elijah merely breathed in his direction.
He was incinerated before our eyes, the flames spreading to the others as they arose to oppose us.
The Captain led the way from there.
Finding the camp empty we pushed on in their wake.