We have found respite after a long day crossing what we thought was a deserted sector of the city. Or what yesterday had appeared to be empty from the twentieth floor. It was anything but.
Unburied bodies lay everywhere. The anguish of violent death marred the visage of those who still had heads. The only sign of life was the wriggling masses of vermin.
Elijah found a path through it all. With each step the vermin fled from before us. And even the stench was dispelled.
When the way grew clearer, he turned to me and cautioned me against touching anything.
Like I needed that admonition.
Thankfully we made it through as night fell.
We shall see what tomorrow brings.