We found the redoubt empty and in disarray. It had been abandoned in a hurry. Whether it was to join the battle or to flee we didn’t know.
Mawuli and Tomas opted to keep vigil. Through the whole night.
But I took over at midnight and sent them in for a much deserved rest.
Actually there was nothing to watch or guard against. Save wild animals. And none put in an appearance.
Elijah led us out in the early morning. He wants to reach the village at the edge of the wilderness by tonight.
No matter how late.
Along the way the Captain shared a premonition. He doesn’t think he and Tomas will arrive at the hiding place with us.