Tomas hammered away all morning at Elijah with reasons why we should travel to the other side of the city and seek refuge with Mr. Kagi’s uncle.
After Elijah dealt with each argument in turn, Tomas proposed going by himself. This idea in particular upset the Captain greatly. Tomas reminded him that nothing can happen to either of them apart from one another, if they are to believe the prophecy spoken over them.
The Captain countered by agreeing with him in that instance but was at pains to point out that other outcomes equally undesirable were also possible.
“Like Tomas,” I interjected, “being scooped up as an army conscript. What would we do then?”
Waiting can test the best friendships.