We drove for a couple of hours through the darkness. When I say darkness, I mean darkness. That was the one the many things I had to get use to was how dark it was out in the country. I had pretty good night vision now thanks to Freya and eating my vegetables whenever I could. Still it was dark and the road was rapidly approaching unusable. I found myself thinking more than once that the trade off for mileage verse the higher clearance and four wheel drive might have been a mistake. I consoled myself that it was only in books and movies where the good guys made all the right choices.
I repeated that to myself when the axle broke. It didn't help but it did wake up Zane who had fallen asleep. I got us all out of the car and loaded up with what we could carry which wasn't much. One of these days I was going to have to find someone to sew up a couple of doggy packs for Woof. I didn't think he would wear them but who knows. We hadn't seen a single car so far and only the occasional light from a farmhouse. I had been sending out Freya connect messages to no avail. Never the less I knew we were close. How I knew I didn't know, but I did. Then cable TV used to have lots of shows about how people had some kind of ability. My Mom liked the Ghost Whisper for just that reason though the best I could tell her only talent was picking losers for boyfriends.
We walked about 300 yards off the road into a clump of trees and found a place to sleep. Zane curled up with Woof and he was back to sleep in seconds. Woof watched me and occasionally lifted his head to sniff the faint breeze that was blowing. The clouds had been building all day and I was sure we were going to end up soaked by noon tomorrow. I saw a bolt of lightening and heard the roll of thunder and revised that to very soon. My problem was I didn't know the weather here. It was hot, sticky and the breeze felt good. Maybe the rain would cool it down. With that I stretched out and told Woof he had the first, second, and third watches. I would relieve him before dawn. He seemed okay with that idea.
Note: Sorry about the slow posting. I have a lot going on at the moment. Thanks for reading.