Morning light seeped in, illuminating the threshold, but not digging its way any deeper. With the dawn came the salt-tinged breeze. The surf continued, as it always had and always would, a constant background murmur and throb. It was relaxing, kept the job at hand out of mind.
I peeked out from the entrance of the cave. Nothing was moving. I slipped back into the shadow. They’d be here. I knew.
I opened the door and took a step, but then froze at the threshold.
“I’m sure you know all of these people. Please come closer.”
The Commander continued to smile, but I knew something was up, something unpleasant. I took two steps into the room. The door was closed behind me.
Dr. Stevens nodded at me. His presence told me a lot. The presence of Dr. Yu told me more.
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