We hadn’t quite gotten to the hiding place when another drone zeroed in on ours. In an abundance of caution Elijah made the call to veer away from our destination. And we ended up back on the road that we had followed to Damascus.
Before we reached the next village along that route, Elijah called a halt to stand our ground.
He turned to me and asked, “Do you want to do it, or shall I?”
“You mean sacrifice my drone?”
He nodded, then added, “Unless you think keeping it more useful.”
I thought only an instant, and crashed my drone into the interloper.
I collected some crucial parts and we doubled back and arrived safely in the hiding place.