Caddock had not given up his yelling, obnoxious behavior and cage rattling. Not that it did him any good. The rest of the Stormriders were still raising hell too. I didn’t understand how they could possibly be in the favor of the Great Mother. I trusted Gaia knew what she was doing, but these men were a complete puzzle to me.
I had been watching the aliens come and go for hours, placing all of the undergrounders that they had seized into cages. I caught a glimpse of what looked like Ronin being dragged unconscious behind one of the beings and I couldn’t help but wonder what he had done to be knocked out cold. Kort skulked behind them, looking as if he was trying to formulate some plan, but I knew he was nothing but a source of amusement to them. All I had to do was concentrate hard enough on a particular being and I could eavesdrop on their thoughts the way they did mine.