Our captors were more uneasy than us. They had rushed to the side of the stricken officer, and were relieved that he still breathed. They kept their weapons trained on us, but at a respectful distance.
The commander was at a loss as to what to do with us. Once he settled it in his mind that what had happened was defensive and we had no inclination to go on offense, he put us in a room with twelve guards.
This morning he dispatched us with our detail to appear before the Supreme Commander of the army.
It was a long hike through ring after ring of army units to its hierarchical center.
Our weary day ended in more waiting.